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Charline von Heyl

°1960, Mainz (DE) – lives and works in New York (US) and Marfa, TX (US) 

One of the most inventive artists working today, von Heyl has earned international acclaim for continually rethinking the possibilities of contemporary painting. Her cerebral yet deeply visceral artworks upend longstanding assumptions about composition, beauty, and narrative. Drawing inspiration from a vast and surprising array of sources—including literature, pop culture, metaphysics, and personal history—von Heyl creates paintings that are seemingly familiar yet impossible to classify, offering, in her words, “a new image that stands for itself as fact.”

(courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Von Heyl's first survey show was at in 2009. Her first U.S. museum show was at the in 2005 and her first US survey was at 2011. Solo exhibitions include Le Consortium, Dijon; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; Tate, Liverpool; Dallas Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Vienna Secession, Wien.

Group exhibitions include Kunsthalle, Nürnberg; Institute of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Von Heyl's works are in the collections of the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Tate, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hammer, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Charline von Heyl is represented by the following galleries;
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Petzel, New York 

Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago