Biography

1943
Born, Cape Town, South Africa
1948
Immigrated to Israel with family
1970-2012
Lived and worked in New York
2012-present
Moved home and studio to Jersey City
 

Education

1972
MFA, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
1967
BA Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
1963–1967
Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

Selected Awards and Grants

2005
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
2000
The George and Janet Jaffin Award, America–Israel Cultural Foundation
1991
The Pollock–Krasner Foundation Grant
1989
The Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum
1988
Augustus St. Gaudens Memorial Fellowship
1987–1988
Guggenheim Fellowship, Sculpture and Drawing
1984–1985
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture

Teaching

2005
Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont, USA
1988
University of California, Davis, California, USA
1987
Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
1985
Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
1981–1984
Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

Videos

2014
Michael Gitlin: 16 Works, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
2014

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
Michael Gitlin: 16 Works, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
2014
Cornelissen Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
2011
Michael Gitlin: Works from the 70's, Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York, USA
2009
N&N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007
Sakamoto Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
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Schüppenhauer Galerie + Projekte, Köln, Germany
2006
N&N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2003
Unconventional Three-Dimensions, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2001
Schüppenhauer Galerie + Projekte, Köln, Germany
1999
N&N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Cornelissen Gallery, Schlangebad/Georgenborn, Germany
1998
Stark Gallery, New York, USA
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N&N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997
Rabus Gallery, Bremen, Germany
1995
Cornelissen Gallery, Schlangebad/Georgenborn, Germany
1994
Primo Piano Gallery, Rome, Italy
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Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam
1992
Stark Gallery, New York, USA
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Rabus Gallery, Bremen, Germany
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Schüppenhauer Gallery, Köln, Germany
1991
Michael Gitlin , MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Antwerp, Belgium
1990
Michael Gitlin, 1982–1989, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA, Curator: Elaine King
1989
Michael Gitlin, Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany, Curator: Jochen Kronjäger
1988
Broken Infinity, 1986–1988, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, Curator: Annelie Pohlen
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John Davis Gallery, New York, USA
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Jessica Berwind Galler, Philadelphia , USA
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Stark Gallery, New York, USA
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Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1986
Nostalgia, Kunstforum der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany, Curator: Helmut Friedel
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Temporary Shelters, John Davis Gallery, New York
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Sculpture and Drawings, Kunstraum, Munich, Germany, Curator: Christine Tacke
1985
Michael Gitlin Sculpture and Drawings 1982–85, Exit Art, New York, USA, Curator: Jeanette Ingberman
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Emmerich-Baumann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
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S-65 Gallery, Aaist, Belgium
1984
Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
1981
Schmela Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
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Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, USA
1980
Equilibrium, I.C.C., Antwerp, Belgium, Curator: Florent Bex
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Michael Gitlin: Works: 1974–80, Städtische Galerie, Erlangen, Germany (traveled to Kunstverein, Ingolstadt, Germany)
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Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1979
Schellmann and Klüser Gallery, Munich, Germany
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Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1978
Schmela Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Primo Piano Gallery, Rome, Italy
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Swart Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
1977
Michael Gitlin: Works: 1974–77, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Curator: Yona Fischer
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Swart Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1976
Schmela Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
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O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, USA
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Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, USA
1975
Michael Gitlin: 4 x 8 Series, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Nach der Sprache(After Language), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
2010
Neighbors, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
2009
New York in Amsterdam: Louise Bourgeois, John Coplans, Joel Fisher, Michael Gitlin, Art Affairs Gallery,
Amsterdam, Holland
2008
Minimal and Conceptual Art in Europe from the Helga and Walther Lauffs Collection, David Zwirner Gallery,
New York, USA
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D.I.Y. The Michael Adler Collection and Israeli Post Minimalism in the Seventies and in Contemporary Art,
Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel, Curator: Adi Englman
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The Boundaries of Language: Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, Curator: Mordechai Omer
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Flat, Bazalel Academy of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, Curator: Gilad Melzer
2006
Marl Sculpture Museum, Marl, Germany
2001
Sculpture, Stark Gallery, New York
2000
The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture: 1982–2000, Exit Art, New York, Curators : Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
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Stock From the Last Century, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1998
Equivalences, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1995
Critical Mass, Yale University Art Gallery (Traveled to "The Mac"– the Dallas Artists' Research & Exhibition,
New Haven, Connecticut, USA), Curator: Charles Long
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Along New Lines, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Curator: Meira Perry
1994
Prints of Darkness, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Routes of Wandering, The Israel Museum, Israel, Jerusalem, Curator: Sarit Shapira
1990
Scultura in America, 2 Biennale Internazionale di Scultura Contemporanea 1990, Circolo la Scaletta, Matera, Italy
1989
In The Shadow Of Conflict: Israeli Art 1980-1989, The Jewish Museum, New York. Curator: Susan Tumarkin Goodman
1988
Innovations in Sculpture 1985–1988, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA.
Curator: Ellen O'Donnel
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Contemporary Syntax: Structure and Geometry, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
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Ironic Abstraction, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
1987
Space Framed IV, Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Curator: Margaret Reeve
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Drawings From The Eighties, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh. Curator: Elaine King
1986
SkulpturSein, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany, Curator: Harald Szeeman and Jürgen Harten
1985
Vom Zeichnen 1960–1985, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (Traveled to the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, and Kasseler Kunstverein)
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Art In Israel 1906-1985, Koninklijk Museum, voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
1984
1983-1984, Two Years Israeli Art. Qualities Accumulated. Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
1978
Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France
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Drawings from New York, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland
1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany, Curator: Manfred Schneckenburger

Permanent Collections

 
Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
Herzlia Museum of Art, Herzlia, Israel
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Lauffs Collection, Krefeld, Germany
Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany
Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany
Mannheim Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
Marl Sculpture Museum, Marl, Germany
MoMA, New York, NY
MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Matera, Italy
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
The New School Art Collection, New York
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Panza Collection, Varese, Italy
Rijksmuseum, Kröeller - Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Städtische Galerie, Erlangen, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum und Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Corporate Collections

 
Baer Bank, Zürich, Switzerland
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Clariden Lev Bank, Zürich Coltec Industries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
SIG Combibloc, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Credit Suisse, Zug, Switzerland
DeBevoise & Plimpton, New York, USA
Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, Germany
Dresdner Bank, New York, USA
FIBI Bank Switzerland Ltd., Zürich, Switzerland
Israel Discount Bank, New York, USA
Landesbank, Bremen, Germany
Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, New York, USA
Phoenix Insurance Company, Tel Aviv, Israel
Price Waterhouse Inc., New York, USA
Sidley Austin LLP, New York, USA
Siemens, Munich, Germany
The Private Bank, Chicago, USA
UTAC of America Inc., New York, USA

Artist’s Original Book

1991
Michael Gitlin: Point of Departure. Book of eight etchings, (Santa Monica: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1991).