Suzan Frecon

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1941, Mexico, Pennsylvania

Lives New York

 

EDUCATION

1959-63

Penn State University

1962

Universität, Strasbourg

1963-66

Ecole Nationale Superior de Beaux Arts, Paris

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas. Traveling to the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland.

2007

Suzan Frecon Recent Painting, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX, January-February

2005

Peter Blum Gallery, New York City

2004

Suzan Frecon Recent Watercolors, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, May-June

2003

Suzan Frecon Paintings, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, April-May

2002

The Drawing Center's Drawing Room, New York

2001

Suzan Frecon Paintings, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, March-April

2000

Friedrich Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

1999

Suzan Frecon Recent Work: Oil and Watercolor, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, February-March

 

Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

 

Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris

1998

Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium

 

Hausler, Munich, Germany

1996

Suzan Frecon Recent Painting, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, December 1996-January 1997

 

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York

1995

Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

 

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (Catalogue)

1994

Zeitgenost, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

1993

Friedrich Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

 

Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York

 

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York

1992

Suzan Frecon Watercolors, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, May-June

 

Galerie L'A, Liege, Belgium

 

Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1990

Passages, ARG Art Prospective Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland (Catalogue)

1989

Matrix/Berkeley, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1988

Julian Pretto Gallery, New York

1986

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (Catalogue)

1984

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

Touch-down, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, March

2006

Twice Drawn, The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2004

Raoul de Keyser, Suzan Frecon, Mel Kendrick, Uwe Kowski,

 

Thomas Nozkowski, at Groney Bravin & Lee Gallery, New York City

2003

Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection; exhibition traveling to Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens; The Bowdin College Museum of Art, Brunswich, ME; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

 

Works on Paper, James Bishop, Suzan Frecon, Richard Tuttle, Acharya Vyakul, Jerry Zeniuk, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, December 2002-January 2003

2002

The Fall Line, OSP Gallery, Boston

 

Watercolor, New York Studio School, New York

 

Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana Champaign, IL

2000

Works on paper and drawings, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam

 

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1998

Diozesanmuseum, Geistes Genenwart (Presence of Spirit), Freisig, Germany (Cat.)

 

Suzan Frecon, Rachel Harrison, Thomas Nozkowski, Curated by Charles Dee Mitchell,

 

Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

Paper Thin, Stephan Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Undercurrents and Overtones, Contemporary Abstract Painting, curated by Larry Rinder,

 

Oliver Art Center, CCAC, Oakland, CA

1997

Rethinking Geometry, Lobby Gallery, New York

1994

Reflex, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria (Catalogue)

 

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1993

Selected Works on Paper from the Kunstmuseum, Bern Collection. Traveling to Prague and Budapest.

1992

Drawn In The 90's, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (traveling exhib.)

1991

Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

1990

Friederich Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

1989

Lorence Monk Gallery, New York

 

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Prospect '89, Frankfurt, Germany (Catalogue)

1988

Julian Pretto Gallery, New York

1982

The Drawing Center, New York

1980

Leo Castelli Gallery, Invitational Benefit Drawing Show, New York

1979

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York

1978

The Drawing Center, New York

1973

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Diözesanmuseum, Freising, Germany

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn

Burmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Stephen Maine, “A Wild Horizon,” The New York Sun, July 5, 2007: pp. 15 & 20

Ken Johnson, “Art in Review; Suzan Frecon.” The New York Times, Dec 30, 2005

Cohen, David. “Gallery Going.” The New York Sun, 17 Nov 2005

John Yau, In conversation, Brooklyn Rail, November, 2005

Joe Fyfe, Art in America, December, 2003

David Cohen, Gallery-Going, The New York Sun, June 12, 2003

Mary Sherman, Open Studio Press Tries New 'Line' of Work, The Boston Herald, January 13, 2003

Cate McQuaid, Meticulous Meditations on the Abstract, The Boston Globe, January 3, 2003

Goodman, Jonathan. “Anna Maria Maiolino, Suzan Frecon.” Parachute: Contemporary Art Magazine, 1 Apr. 2002

Mario Naves, Drawings That Are The Envy of Every Painter, The New York Observer, February 18, 2002

Suzan Frecon, text by John Yau, Verlag Richter, Düsseldorf, and Christa Häusler, Munich, June 1999

Geists Gegenwart, Diosenzan Museum, Freisig, Germany, 1999

Tricycle, The Buddhist Review, pages 27 & 31, Spring issue 1999

Ken Johnson, The New York Times, March 5, 1999

Charles Dee Mitchell, Art in America, March 1997

Kenneth Baker, Art News, October 1995

Carol Fowler, Watercolorist makes the most of oldpaper, Time Out Berkeley/Oakland, June 23, 1995

Claudette Degiere, Water Dance, The Daily Californian's Arts & Entertainment Guide, Volume 3

Number 75, June 16, 1995

One-of-a-kind colors, Berkeley Voice, June 1, 1995

Jens Pepper, Kunst-Bulletin Switzerland, March 1995

Works Relating to Painting 1988 - 1994, Suzan Frecon. Vienna Secession, May 1994

New York Review of Art, February 1994

Isabel van Beek, Revue VOIR, Geneva, 1993

Josef Helfenstein, Andere Lander-andere sitten, Kunstmuseum Bern and The National Gallery in Prague, 1993

Stephen Westfall, Art In America, Febrauary 1993

Robert Mahoney, Arts Magazine, June 1990

Le Courrier, Genève, May 17, 1990

Passages, Suzan Frecon, Arts Prospective Genève, catalogue, 1990

Joseph Helfenstein, Kunstmuseum Bern, Suzan Frecon, Works on Paper, April 1990

Prospect '89, catalogue, 1989

Lisa Silver, Contradiction in Color, The Daily Californian, January 27, 1989

Lawrence Rinder, Suzan Frecon, Painting Without Boundaries, University Art Museum,

Berkeley, CA, 1989

Joshua Decter, Arts Magazine, December 1988

Denys Zacharopoulos, Ulrich Loock, Suzan Frecon, Kunsthalle Bern, catalogue, 1987

Marie Louise Zimmerman, Bern Zeitung, August 4, 1986

John Yau, Art In America, November 1984

Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal, December 17, 1981

Hilton Kramer, The New York Times, December 14, 1979