Mike Metz

Born 1945 New York City

Studios in New York City and Gardner, Colorado

 

For More Information:

mikemetzstudio@gmail.com

 

 

Art Commissions

 

2016  The University of Iowa, Percent for Art Commission, installation of four limestone sculptures for the front of the

            Visual Arts & Art History Department.

2015 and 2013  T’ Space, permanent outdoor sculpture installations. Projects of the Steven Myron Holl Foundation

2007 British Council of the Arts Commission, Venice Wall, What is intellect? at the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007,

           San Servolo, Venice, Italy

1993 -1996 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art Commission, Artwork for exterior

           of PS-22K, Brooklyn, NY

1993 EI Artist in Residence House, Artwork for exterior of EI Artist in Residence building, Gent, Belgium

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016       Stone Motorcycles, (permanent installation) University of Iowa, Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, IO

2012-13  Mike Metz, curated by Joseph Masheck, CUE Art Foundation, New York NY

2011       ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck, New York

2008    Gestarc Gallery, Red Hook - Brooklyn, New York

2007    Venice Wall, What is intellect? for the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007

               San Servolo, Etel Adnan & Mike Metz curated by Gavin Wade, Venice, Italy

1996    Look/Act/Dream, (site sculpture) New York City Department

                    of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art Commission, P.S. 22, Brooklyn, NY

1996    55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY exhibited from 1980 through 1996

1995    Pontormo Galerie Van De Koninklijke Academie Gent, Gent Belgium,

1995    EI Artist in Residence House, Gent, Belgium

1989    Paula Allen Gallery, New York, NY

1988    Paschimottanasana: Mapping Staten Island The Newhouse Center for

               Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY 

1982    Foundations Gallery, New York NY

1979    Nobe Gallery, New York, NY

1976    Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1974    The Kitchen, New York, NY

1973    James Yu Gallery, New York, NY

1973    Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.

1972    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence R.I.

1971    112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, NY

1971    Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 - 2020, Undocumented events and object permanence,  online exhibition series thematizing documentation, 

               conservation, (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification.

2014    Sleuthing the Mind, curated by Ellen K. Levy, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York NY

2014    Fluxus Time in Kharkiv, curated by Irina Danilova, Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2013    COME TOGETHER: SURVIVING SANDY, YEAR 1, curated by Phong Bu, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

2013    Fluxus Time, A retrospective look at artists of the 1970s., curator: Irina Danilova, Art Gallery

                Arts & Sciences Building, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, NY

2012    Sculpture by Mike Metz, furniture by Hewitson Kong, pieces by Susan Smith,

                Bull and Ram, Bushwick, NY

2010    JAMES HYDE Redi-Mix, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

2007    From the Neighborhood, Art Lot, New York, NY

2006    Outdoor Sculpture, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

2005    City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program, The Center for Architecture, New York, NY

2005    SoHo 20, Group Show, New York, NY

2004    Artists Political T-Shirts, curated by Mike Ballou, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn NY

2004    The Big Nothing in Philadelphia: Base Kamp, Philadelphia, PA

2003    Art in the Format of a Protest Sign, Triple Candie, Harlem, NY

2003    Group Show, SoHo 20, New York, NY

2002     Strike, curated by Gavin Wade, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, London, England

2000    Artist Books, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1999    Writing the Millennium, The Writers, Place Kansas City, MO

1999    In the Midst of Things, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England,

1994    Single-Cel Creatures, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1994    Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1994    Redefining the Pop Icon the 90’s, Pamala Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY

1993    Drawing Show, Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

1993    Fragma, Paris, France

1992    55 Ferris Street, Brooklyn, NY.

1992    Letter S Road: Re-marks on Site, Art Omi, Columbia County, NY

1992    Re: Framing Cartoons, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

1992    The Fetish of Knowledge, AC Project Room, New York, NY

1991    Empty Pedestal Project, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, NY,

1991    The Fetish of Knowledge, Real Artways Gallery, Hartford CN

1991    Artifacts of Thought, MaryMount College Gallery, New York, NY

1990    Re:Framing Cartoons, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1989    Invitational, The Newhouse Center at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY

1988    Products and Promotion, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1987    Products and Promotion, University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 

1987    Media Science Show, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY

1987    Attitude Art, Unmuzzled Ox, New York, NY

1986    Products and Promotion, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

1986    55 Mercer Painting and Sculpture, Drew University, Madison NJ

1986    Kamikaze, curated by Carlo McCormick and Earl Willis, New York, NY.

1985    New Work New York Smart Art, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts,

                Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

1984    Object Relations, Sculpture with Relations, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

1983    Hundreds of Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY

1982    Record Covers For Show, White Columns, New York, NY

1981    Artist Books, Metromon, Barcelona, Spain

1981    Sex and Cars, Mudd Club, New York, NY

1979    New York 8, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1979    Small Works, Nobe Gallery, New York, NY

1978    Group Indiscriminate, 112 Workshop, New York, NY

1978    Artist Works in Offset Lithography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1978    Artworks and Bookworks, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1978    Assembling, Pratt Graphics Center, New York, NY

1978    The West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, Ill., Art in Print, Books & Periodicals

1975    Kensington Arts Association, Toronto, Canada, Language and Structure in North America,

1974    University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Artists Books

1973    Artist Books, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1973    An International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurrences, Anderson Gallery,

                University of Virginia, Richmond VA

1972    Group show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,

                Nova Scotia, Canada

 

WORK PUBLISHED

 

2013    Sugar Pill, Ai Weiwei, essays by Christophe W. Mao, Steven Holl, George Quasha 

            published by "T" Space,

2013    "T" Space 2010 - 2012 | Holl | Metz | Artschwager | Apfelbaum | Puryear, published by 32BNY

2012     Referrals, work by Mike Metz, curated by Joseph Masheck, essay by Harry Weil

                 published by CUE ART Foundation

2011    snared-trapped and concealed, an installation by mike metz, openLock press

2011    working text for body copy - 1981-1992, openLock press

2007    What is intellect? Etel Adnan & Mike Metz curated by Gavin Wade

                Published by Strategic Questions on the occasion of the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007

2007    About Drawing: A New York Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Yale University Press

2005    City Art, New York's Percent for Art Program, edited by Marvin Heiferman, Introduction by Adam Gopnik,

            The City of New York  Department of Cultural Affairs,  published by Merrell Publishers Limited

2002    Strikes edited by Gavin Wade, Wolverhampton Gallery Publications

2000    In the Midst of Things edited by Nigel Prince and Gavin Wade,  August

2000    Artist Books, by Deirdre E. Lawrence, published by Brooklyn Museum of Art

1997    Art Recollections (Artists’ Interviews and Statements in the Nineties)

                Edited by Gabriele Detterer Lusitania #8, Cybermind, general editor, Martim Avillez,
1995    Art Papers, Future Culture issue, guest editor, Alan Sondheim

1994    New Observations, issue 105, Incarnations, guest editor, Paul Dickerson

1994    Crash, edited by Thomas Zummer, Rob Renolds, published Threadwaxing Space

1994    Interviews: Dan Graham by Mike Metz Bomb, Winter

1994    Re, Framing Cartoons, by Thomas Zummer, publisher, The Wexner Center for the

                Arts, The Ohio State University

1991    Shiny, editor, Steven Hall

1989    Unmuzzled Ox 26, editor, Charles Henri Ford, publisher, Michael Andre

1987    Attitude, Unmuzzled Ox Festival, published by Box Turtle Press/ Attitude Art Inc.

1986    Products and Promotion, Art, Advertising and the American Dream, edited by Donna

                Stein and Lynn Zelevansky, published by SF Camerawork

1984    Point 1 - Art Visuals / Visual Arts, editor, Joseph Masheck, by Willis, Locker, Owens

1981    Metronom - Artists Books, Compiled by Rafael Tousi I Giner, published by Metronom

1981    Selections, Editor, Linda Shearer, published by Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc.

1979    New York Eight, edited by Jason Wong, published by The Joe and Emily Lowe Art

                Gallery School of Art, College of Visual And Performing Arts, Syracuse University
1978    Eight Assembling, (cover art) compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn,

                published by Assembling Press

1977    Individuals, Post-Movement Art, editor, Alan Sondheim, published by E.P. Dutton

1975    Big Deal, (cover art), editor, Barbara Baracks, published by Big Deal Press

1975    The Kitchen, preface by Robert Stern, introduction by Bruce Kurtz, published by Haleakala, Inc.

1974    Toothpick, Lisbon, & the Orgas Islands, editor, Michael Waiter and Bruce Andrews,

                published by Toothpick Press

1973    Fourth Assembling, (cover art) compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn,

                published by Assembling Press

1973    Artists Books, editor, Dianne Perry Vanderlip, published by Moore College of Art

1972    Artwork No Commercial Value, editor, Jerry Bowles, published by Grossman  Publishers

1970    Second  Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelantez and Henry Korn, published by  Assembling Press

 

Bibliography

 

2012   Referrals, work by Mike Metz, essays by Harry Weil and 

             Joseph Masheck, published by CUE ART Foundation 

2011   Dis/position(s) snared-trapped and concealed: an installation by mike metz, by Thomas Zummer,

            Rhinebeck/Moscow/NewYork

2007    The Village Voice, Beyond the Fence - Forget the doomed chickens—here's art! by Sarah Schmerler

2007    Art News, The Venice Biennale, Barbara A. MacAdam

1993    Tema Celeste, Mike Metz at 55 Mercer Street, by David Carrier

1993    New Art Eximaner, Comic Art (Photo )

1993    Art in America, 55 Ferris Street II, by Janet Koplos

1992    Art & Auction, (critical edge) The Outlaw Academy, by Dan Cameron

1992    Arts Magazine, Review, Stubborn Painting, by Robert Mahoney

1992    The New York Times, Abstraction, A Trend That May Be Coming Back by Roberta Smith

1991    Arts Magazine, Mike Metz as a Brand of Sculpture, by Joseph Masheck

1988    The Staten Island Advance, “Paschimotan” maps new view of Island, by Michael Fressola

1984    East Villager, Profile, Mike Metz, by John Krocz

1982    Artspeak, A Pandora’s Box World of Forms, Figures, Materials, by Palmer Poroner

1981    Art in America, Mike Metz at 55 Mercer Gallery, Displayed Products,by Lisa Liebmann

1980    The Staten Island Advance, Sculptures inventions Take Shape in Exhibit by Paul Master-Karnik

1979    The Staten island Advance, Metz’s Art Has New Dimension, by Paul Master- Karnik, 1979

                 Village Voice, Intimes Like these, by Peter Frank

1979     New York 8, edited by Jason D. Wong, published by The Joe and Emily Loew Art Gallery,

                 School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University

1978    Assembling Assembling, edited by Richard Kostelanetz, published by Assembling Press

1977    Individuals, Post-Movement Art in America, edited by Alan Sondheim published by E.P. Dutton

 

Publications
 

2014 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Dedalus Foundation, curated by Phong Bui,

        published by Skira, essay by Anna Tome

2013 ‘T’ Book volume two, Mike Metz  I Barbara Rose | Ai Weiwei | Carter Ratcliff |, Gary Stephan | John Yau | Robert Kelly Raphael Mostel 

2012 ‘T’Space 2010-2012, Meg Webster | Jim Holl | Mike Metz | Carter Ratcliff George Quasha  |

        Richard Artschwager | Polly Apfelbaum  | Martin Puryear, published by 32BNY 

2011 Snared – Trapped and Concealed, an installation by Mike Metz, published by openLock press

2011 Working drawings for body copy 1981-1992 

2008 Hang Fire – Mike Metz, Gestarc Gallery

2007 About Drawing: A New York Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Yale University Press

2005 City Art, New York’s Percent for Art Program, edited by Marvin Heiferman, Introduction by Adam Gopnik,

        The City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs, published by  Merrell Publishers Limited 

2002 Strike, edited by Gavin Wade, Wolverhampton Gallery Publications

2000 In the Midst of Things, edited by Nigel Prince and Gavin Wade

2000 Artist Books, by Deirdre E. Lawrence, published by Brooklyn Museum of Art

1997 Art Recollections (Artists’ Interviews and Statements in the Nineties) Edited by Gabriele Detterer,

        Lusitania #8, editor,Martim Avillez

1995 Art Papers, Future Culture issue, guest editor,  Alan Sondheim 

1994 New Observations, issue 105, Incarnations, guest  editor, Paul Dickerson

1994 Crash, edited by Thomas Zummer, Rob Renolds, published  Threadwaxing Space 

1994 Interviews: Dan Graham by Mike Metz, Bomb, Winter 

1994 Re, Framing Cartoons, by Thomas Zummer, publisher, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University

1991 Shiny, editor, Steven Hall

1989 Unmuzzled Ox 26, editor, Charles Henri Ford, publisher, Michael Andre 

1987 Attitude, Unmuzzled Ox Festival, published by Box Turtle Press/ Attitude Art Inc.

1986 Products and Promotion, Art, Advertising and the American Dream, edited by Donna Stein

        and Lynn Zelevansky, published by SF Camerawork

1984 Point 1 - Art Visuals / Visual Arts, editor, Joseph Masheck, by Willis, Locker, Owens

1981 Metronom - Artists Books, Compiled by Rafael Tousi I Giner, published by Metronom

1981 Selections, Editor, Linda Shearer, published by Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc. 

1979 New York Eight, edited by Jason Wong, published by The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery School of Art,

        College of Visual And Performing Arts, Syracuse University 

1978 Eight Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1977 Individuals, Post-Movement Art, editor, Alan Sondheim, published by E.P. Dutton 

1977 Seventh Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1976 Sixth Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1975 Big Deal, (cover art), editor, Barbara Baracks, published by  Big Deal Press

1975 The Kitchen, preface by Robert Stern, introduction by Bruce Kurtz, published by Haleakala, Inc.

1975 Fifth Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1974 Toothpick, Lisbon, & the Orgas Islands, editor, Michael Waiter and Bruce Andrews, published by Toothpick Press

1973 Fourth Assembling compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1973 Artists Books, editor, Dianne Perry Vanderlip, published by Moore College of Art 

1972 Artwork No Commercial Value, editor, Jerry Bowles, published by Grossman Publishers

1972 Third Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz and Henry Korn, published by Assembling Press

1970 Second Assembling, compiled by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz  published by Assembling Press