Taro Suzuki

b. New York, NY

EDUCATION

Cooper Union, New York, NY, BFA, 1976

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1972-73

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1971-2

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

High Noon Gallery, New York, "Snakes on a Plane"

2011    

Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, “Steven Alexander / Taro Suzuki” (Painting)

 

1991    

Berland Hall Gallery, New York (Paintings)

1990    

White Columns, N.Y. (Paintings)

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York (Sculpture)

1988    

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York (Sculpture)

1987    

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York (Sculpture)

 

1986    

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York (Painting and Sculpture)

John Weber Gallery, New York (Installation)

Architectures Windows (Installation)    

 

1985    

Daniel Newburg Gallery (Painting and Sculpture) 

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN “C3I”, performance in collaboration with Jules Feinman-Baptiste

 

1982    

Red Bar, New York (Installation)

 

1981    

Stefanotti Gallery, New York (Installation)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     

Crush Curatorial, New York, “Second Sight, Charlotte Hallberg/Taro Suzuki”

MoMA PS 1 “Paradise”

Ely Center for Contemporary Arts, Hartford Conn. “Maniac, Manic Episode 5”

 

2016     

SHFAP, New York, “Paradise” 

National Arts Club, “Group Exhibition” Curated by Dee Shapiro

Crush Curatorial, Amagannsett, NY, “Territory” 

 

2015     

Central Booking Gallery, L.E.S N.Y. “Going Big” curated by Susan Carr and Suzan Shutan

 

2014     

ASC Studios, New York, “Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures, and Dirty Lies” 

 

2013     

Marion Callis Fine Art, MCF_A@Cold Spring 2, “Lowell Boyers, Sean Capone, Taro Suzuki”, Cold Spring, NY

Phillip Glass Benefit Show & Concert, Ille Arts, Amagansett

Punchline, Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2012     

Ille Arts Holiday Show, Amagansett

 

2011     

Jeanette Powell Arts Center, University of the Pacific, Maniac Manic Episode II

Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, Maniac Manic Episode II 

 

2010     

Esso Gallery, “Bologna Art Fair” Bologna, Italy 

Feature Gallery, “Power to the people”

Heido Cho Gallery, “As You Like It”

 

2009     

Museum of Modern Art, NY, “Looking at Music” (performance video)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, “Pictures Generation” (performance video)    

Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, “Precious"

Esso Gallery, Torino, Italy

Spanierman Modern, New York, “Summer Selections”

Esso Gallery, “Bologna Art Fair” Bologna, Italy

Ingrid Dinter Fine Art, “How to Cook a Wolf”

2008     

Spanierman Modern, New York, “Present Tense” curated by Don Chistensen & Mary Heilmann

2007     

Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, “Canal Street”

2006    

Orange County Museum of Art, O.C. Cal.  Curated by Mary Heilmann 

 

2004    

Van Brunt Gallery, New York, “Band of Abstraction” Curated by Joe Fyfe

138 Bayard Street, New York, “Compliment/Contrast”

2000    

DNA Studios, New York, “Na’er Do Wells” Curated by Alfredo Martinez and Jacob Williams

Sharjah Arts Museum, U.A.E. “Millenium Show”

 

1999    

Gale Gates et al. N.Y. “Size Matters”

Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art N.Y. “Selections”

Jorgensen Gallery, N.Y. “Chunk 3”

6th @Prince Gallery, N.Y. “A Room With a View”, curated by Mike Weiss

Postmasters Gallery, N.Y. “The War Show”

Jorgensen Gallery, N.Y. “Portrait Show”

Musee d’Art Contemporeain, Lyons, France “Collage Jukebox”

Jeffrey Koploff Fine Art, N.Y. “Little”

1997    

Pat Hearn Gallery, N.Y. “Benefit for Pat Hearn”

 

1998    

Kunsthauses, Bregenz Austria “Kunst in der Stadt” curated by Jerome Joy

N3 project Space, N.Y.C. “Six Painters”

 

1997     

Up& Co. NYC  “Supastore”     

            

1995    

Apex Art, N.Y. “Three Artists”, curated by Mary Heilman 

U.S. Embassy, Ngoia, Japan, “ Benefit Show for Earthquake Victums”

 

1994    

Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, New York, “Across the River and Into the Trees (A Sculpture Show)”, curated by Collins and Milazzo

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, “About Color”, curated by Bill Carroll

Fawbush Gallery, New York, “Bomb Magazine Benefit”

Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA “What If Anything is An Object?” curated by Clive Dilnot

1992    

White Columns, New York, “White Columns Benefit Show”

1991    

Rempire Gallery, New York, “Invisible Body” curated by Alan Jones

Elysium Arts, New York, “The Tree”

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta “Outside America-going into the 90’s”, curated by Collins and Milazzo

Arco Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain

 

1990    

Marta Cervera Gallery, N.Y. “The Painter and His Occasion”, curated by Alan Jones

Scott Hanson Gallery, N.Y. “Token Gestures”, curated by Collins and Milazzo

Union College, New Jersey “Isotopy”

 

1988    

ISO Corporation, New York, "Consonance”

Feature Gallery /Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL “Information as Ornament”

University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

“Sixteen Cubes”, curated by Saul Ostrow

White Columns, New York, “White Columns Benefit” 

1987    

Galeria Fucares , Madrid “3x4: Ray Smith, Taro Suzuki, Donald Traver”, curated by Zaya

John Goode Gallery, New York, “Rigor”, curated by Stephen Westfall

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, “Art Against Aids” 

Kunsthauses, Zurich “Art Cake”

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, “D’Ornamentation”

1986    

Art and Industry, New York, “Illumination: The Art About the Future”

Piezo Electric, New York, “Physics”

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, “As Sculpture”

E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York, “Artists Choose Designer” in collaboration with Elizabeth Cannon

Mission Gallery, New York, “Light, Shadow, Optics”

American Fine Arts, New York

El Bohio, New York, “Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture

1985    

Christminster Gallery, New York, “Auto/Genetic/Photopsia”

Kamikaze, New York, “Zero Gravity”

Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil “Science Meets Fiction”

 

1984    

Kamikaze, New York, “Light Moving”

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, “Halley, Schroder, Suzuki, Wasserman”

Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, “Assemblages”

 

1983    

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA. “The Suspended Object”

Brooklyn  Bridge Centennial Exhibition, sponsered by Creative Time “Art in The Anchorage”

Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, “Light”

 

1983    

John Weber Gallery, New York, “Science Fiction” curated by Peter Halley

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, “Dynamix”

ELAC, Lyons, France, “Energie-New York”

The Kitchen, New York, “ART OF THE STATE” (“Space Force” Installation)

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, (Installation)

Hall Walls, Buffalo, New York, “Color, Light and Mass”

1983    

The Mudd Club, New York, “Lower Manhatten Drawing Show”

Stefonotti Gallery, N.Y. “The First Energist Drawing Show”

Galerie Durban, Caracas, Venezuela, “Art For The Eighties”

La Grande Palais, Paris, “L’Amerique Aux Independents”

Stefanotti, New York   

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, “Canal Street”

112 Greene Street, N.Y.” Group Indiscriminate

 

1982   

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, “Dynamix”

ELAC, Lyons, France, “Energie-New York”

The Kitchen, New York, “ART OF THE STATE” (“Space Force” Installation)

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, (Installation)

 

1981   

Hall Walls, Buffalo, New York, “Color, Light and Mass”

The Mudd Club, New York, “Lower Manhatten Drawing Show”

Stefonotti Gallery, New York, “The First Energist Drawing Show”

 

1980   

Galerie Durban, Caracas, Venezuela, “Art For The Eighties”

Le Grande Palais, Paris, “L’Amerique Aux Independents”

Stefanotti Gallery, New York    

1979   

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, “Canal Street”

1977  

112 Greene Street, New York, "Group Indiscriminate”

AWARDS, GRANTS, TEACHING POSITIONS

 

Fine Arts Professor, School of Visual Arts, 2010-2017  

Pollock Krasner Grant, 2006     

Pollock Krasner Grant, 1988

Professor, Sculpture Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Spring Semester, 1985

Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Fall Semester, 1984

National Endowment For The Arts, Emerging Artist Grant: Sculpture, 1984

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016    

East Hampton Star, “Territory” review

Art In America Online, featured artist “Territory” review 

Hamptons, featured artist “Territory” 

Dan’s Papers, “Territory”

 

2008   

Village Voice, Jul.2, R.C. Baker, “Best in Show” (review, “Present Tense”)  

 

2007    

New York Times, Nov. 16, Roberta Smith, “Canal Street” review      

Artforum.com, Jul. 22, John Reed ‘Critic’s picks’ “Band of Abstraction”(review)

New York Sun, Jul. 22, David Cohen “Band of Abstraction” (review)

2000    

New York Times, Aug. 4. Roberta Smith “Na’er do wells” (review)

 

1999    

Art Forum, Glenn O'Brien, “Style Makes the Band” Oct.

Zing Magazine, “Seven Whys and the Snow Dwarf” Fall Issue

1997    

Interior Design, “change, change, change” Sept.

 

1991    

The Artist Project, Peter Bellamy

Bomb Magazine, Feature, Spring Issue

 

1990    

Collins, Trisha & Milazzo, Richard “Finding the Loophole in Sisyphus’ Contract, essay for the solo exhibition at White Columns, New York

New Yorker Magazine, July 16 (review)

Jones, Alan, “The Painter and His Occasion”, catalogue for the exhibition at Marta Cervera Gallery, New York

Collins, Trisha & Milazzo, Richard “Token Gestures," catalogue for the exhibition at Scott Hanson Gallery, New York

 

1989    

Arts Magazine, April pp. 17-18 (illustration) “Taro Suzuki”

Juliet Art Magazine, Feb.-Apr. pp.39-40

Juliet Art Magazine, Dec. –Jan. pp. 32&39 (profile)

 

1988    

New York Times, Kimmelman, Michael, “Diversity of Lower Broadway Galleries”Jun. 3

Maginnis, Kevin & Robbins, David, “Information as Ornament”, catalogue for the exhibition at Feature/Rezac, Chicago

 

1987    

Artscribe, Mahoney, Robert, “Rigor: John Goode Gallery” (review)

Arts Magazine, Sept. “Rigor:  John Goode Gallery

Bushes Artfokus, Busche, Dr, Ernst, “Was ist der Stand der Kunst?”

Egger, Marc, “Art Cake”, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthauses, Zurich 

El Pais, Huichi, Fernando, Jun. 9 (review)

Artforum, McCormick, Carlo., Sept. (review)

New York Times, Smith, Roberta, “Where to See the Newest Of the New American Art, May 1

Zaya, “3x4”, catalogue for the exhibition, at Galerie Fucares, Madrid, Spain

 

1986    

Art in America, Westfall, Stephen, Oct, (review)

Architecture Magazine, Jones, Alan, Nov, “Taro Suzuki: The Pornography of Utopia”, 

Arts Magazine, Lurie, David, April (review)

Paper, Smith, Kiki, March (review)

Interview Magazine, Balet, Marc and Robert Becker, “Assemblages," Nov.

 

1984    

East Village Eye, Robinson, Walter, “Lumps of All Kinds," July

Arts Magazine, Cravin, David, “Science Fiction and the Future of Art”, May  

 

1983    

Flood, Richard, “Art In The Anchorage”, catalogue for the exhibition  

Artforum, Liebman, Lisa, Nov. (review)

Village Voice, Levin, Kim, “Fireworks Under the Bridge," Aug 2

New York Times, Gluek, Grace, May 27 (review)

Soho Weekly News, Marzorati, Gerald, Jan. “Art Picks” 

1982    

Flash Art, Bue, Marie, May (review)