Robert Mangold


Robert Peter Mangold (American, born October 12, 1937) is frequently associated with Minimalism, and known for his monochromatic paintings and meditative, geometric canvases. Mangold was born in North Tonowanda, NY, and spent most of his childhood in Buffalo, before enrolling in illustration and painting programs at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The work of Abstract Expressionist artists significantly influenced his own work while attending school, and after seeing several exhibitions of their work, Mangold began painting more abstracted compositions. He later received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and then moved to New York, working as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art, and later in the Museum’s library in the early 1960s. Mangold’s first solo exhibitions in New York galleries in the mid-1960s marked the development of his Minimalist style, in large, monochromatic works. Mangold’s work typically explores properties of illusionism in painting; these early works were often painted in varying lighter and darker tones, producing different perspectival effects, or were covered in thick layers of paint to mimic the surrounding gallery walls.

He received great critical acclaim for these works throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and he was among many artists included in the first major show of Minimialist art in New York, exhibited at The Jewish Museum in 1965. He later experimented with shaped canvases, painting sections of circles, rectangles, and frame-shaped works, in pieces that blurred the lines between painting and object. Mangold has been honored with a fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. He has exhibited his work at four different Whitney Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, at the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, and at several documenta exhibitions in Kassel, Germany, among others. Mangold currently lives and works in upstate New York.

Exhibitions

2011
Monoprints and Related Drawings 1994 – Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Robert Mangold: Ring Paintings – The Pace Gallery – 32 East 57th Street, New York City, NY
2009
Robert Mangold: Drawings and Works on Paper 1965-2008 – The Pace Gallery – 32 East 57th Street, New York City, NY
2008
Between the Lines, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium
2007
Robert Mangold : Column Structure Paintings, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2007
Robert Mangold : Column Structure Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
2007
American Master Prints, Alan Christea Gallery, London, UK
2007
Robert Mangold – Richard Prince, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
2007
Minimal: Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold y Robert Ryman, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2006–2007
Busy going crazy: The Sylvio Perlstein collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2006
Robert Mangold: Pinturas Columnas / Column Paintings, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
Gauguin – Robert Mangold, Correspondances, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Konstruktive Aspekte von Mondrian bis Kelly, Galeria Proarta, Zürich, Switzerland
2006
Modulated Abstraction, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, USA
2006
Elemental Form, L&M Arts, New York, USA
2006
Artists at Work, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, USA
2006
Extended Remix, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
2006
Plane/Figure – Amerikanische Kunst aus Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2006
Message personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
2006
Contemporary Master Prints, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA
2006
Line and Surface – Works on Paper, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA
2005
Robert Mangold: Column Paintings & Studies, Texas Gallery, Houston, USA (solo)
2005
Robert Mangold: Column Paintings and Works on Paper, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2005
Robert Mangold: Column Paintings, Gallerie Annemarie Verna, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Robert Mangold: Works on Paper 2000 – 2005, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
2005
Sol LeWitt – Robert Mangold: Drawing into Print, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2005
Spectrum, Gallery Lelong, New York, USA
2005
Sol LeWitt – Robert Mangold: Drawing into Print, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, USA
2005
25 Jahre Galerie Fahnemann: Reopening, Galerie Fahneman, Berlin, Germany
2005
Drawn to Cleveland, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA
2005
Salon d’automne, Galerie Annemarie Verna, Zürich, Switzerland
2005
Logical Conclusions: 40 years of Rule-Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA
2005
Wahlverwandtschaften, Städelsches Kunstintitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2004
Robert Mangold: Column Paintings, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
2004
Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
2004
Vision einer Sammlung – Eröffnungsausstellung, Rupertinum – Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
2004
2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Biennial, New York, USA
2004
A MINIMAL FUTURE? ART AS OBJECT 1958-1968, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2004
Robert Mangold: Column Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
2004
Robert Mangold: New Editions, Pace Editions, New York, USA (solo)
2003
Les 20 ans des FRAC, FRAC, Paris
2003
Streifzüge, Galerie Lelong, Zurich
2003
SUPPORT 1 – Die Neue Galerie als Sammlung, Neue Galerie, Graz
2003
Stiftung Maria und Gerald Fischer-Colbrie, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
2001
Robert Brown Gallery´, Washington (solo)
2001
Senior & Shopmaker, New York (solo)
2001
Pace Wildenstein, New York (solo)
2000
Alexander and Bonin, New York (solo)
2000
Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin (solo)
1999
Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (solo)
1999
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago (solo)
1998
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle (solo)
1998
Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich (solo)
1998
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (solo)
1998
Robert Mangold: Gemälde und Zeichnungen 1984 – 1997, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
1997
PaceWildenstein, New York, Los Angeles (solo)
1997
Brooke Alexander, New York (solo)
1995
Curve Plane/Figure Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York (solo)
1984
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (solo)
1982
Documenta 7, Kassel
1982
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (solo)
1982
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (solo)
1981
Lisson Gallery, London (solo)
1979
Whitney Biennial, New York
1977
Documenta 6, Kassel
1977
Kunsthalle Basel (solo)
1972
Documenta 5, Kassel
1971
Guggenheim Museum, New York (solo)
1967
Circle paintings, Fischbach Gallery, New York (solo)
1964
Wall and Area paintings, Thibaut Gallery, New York (solo)