Evan Gruzis

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1979

BFA, Painting, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2002
MFA, Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, 2008

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Activistic Zen, DUVE Berlin, Germany
Shell Game, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
2013
Strictly Method, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
2012
Paper View, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Alpha Wave, DUVE Berlin, Germany
2011
Shadow Work, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
Exotic Beta, The Hole, New York, NY
2010    
Rough Boy, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
Dirty Black Summer Revisited, AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009
Quazai, DUVE Berlin, Germany
Touch Of Grey, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008    
Dark Systems, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
The Dusky Parlour, DUVE Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Sha Boogie Bop, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY
Buying Friends: The Ryan Kortman Collection, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
Go With The Flow, The Hole, New York, NY
Summer Show, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
Cielo & Tierra, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
Silvier, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium
Combustion, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
2013
A Study In Midwest Appropriation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Cisco Sysco Sisqo, La Fonda (Site-specific project), Rockaway, NY
Current Tendencies III, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Jam Session, Galerie SAKS
XSTRACTION, The Hole, New York, NY
2012
The Art Of The Joke, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art On Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
Plantimplant, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Portrait Of A Generation, The Hole, New York, NY
Fine Line, Workshop Gallery, Venice, Italy
Behind The Light, Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Casas De Empeña, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2011
Pure Logo, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Vision, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
The Nightstands, Phillips De Pury and Company, New York, NY
Art Machine, The Hole, New York, NY
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU
Rogue Element, RH+ Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010
Postermat, The Hole, New York, NY
Salad Days, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY
The Power of Selection Part 2, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Not Quite Open For Business, The Hole, New York, NY
LOGOS – LOVOS, DUVE Berlin, Germany
Never Can Say Goodbye, No Longer Empty (Site-specific), New York, NY
2009
Burn, Baby, Burn!, DUVE Berlin, Germany
Inferno, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
New York Minute, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
The Black & White Show, Collective Hardware, New York, NY
The Open, Deitch Projects, Long Island City, NY
Black Hole, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Good News: UW Alumni Living in NY, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI
Better Late Than Never, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2008
Off Off Bowery, Colette Gallery, Paris, France
Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Conceptual Figures, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Mail Order Monsters, AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece
Dark Fair, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Performed Identities, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
Painted Objects, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Famous Adults as Children, Famous Children as Adults, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY
Journal Drawings, The Journal, New York, NY
2006
School Days, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Delusionarium2, White Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Tar Pit Tales, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Happy Days are Here Again, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Man Walks Into a Room, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

COLLABORATIONS
2014
Theme Song For An Exhibition, Conceived and Produced by David Robbins, Music Production by Evan Gruzis and Richard Galling, White Columns Records, New York, NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Deste Foundation Collection, Athens, Greece
CCA Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain
The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
The Hort Family Collection, New York, NY
The Artist Pension Trust, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Portrait of a Generation. New York: The Hole. 2013.  52.
Slow Knights. Cosmos. DM Records, 2013. Vinyl LP. Cover Illus.
Turntablerocker. Einzwei. Casablanca Records, 2012. Vinyl LP. Front and Back Cover Artwork.
Gruzis, Evan. Existenstial Crisis: 38 Drawings & 41 Paintings. New York: Anteism. 2011. Monograph.
Steve Vibes. Highland Park. Soft Landing Recordings, 2011. Vinyl LP. All Artwork.
Gruzis, Evan, and Jaime Schwartz. Evan Gruzis, Quazai. Berlin: DUVE Berlin. 2010. Monograph.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. New York Minute: Sixty Artists on the New York Scene. Miami, Fla.: O.H.W.O.W., 2009. 31, 89, 122.
Gruzis, Evan, Mara Hoberman and Joachim Pissarro. Dark Systems. New York: Deitch Projects. 2008. Monograph.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Mail Order Monsters. New York: Deitch Projects, AMP, Picturebox, 2008. Full color plate

INSTRUCTION
2013-14
Instructor: Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012-14
Instructor: Integrated Studio Arts + Painting, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
2008    
Teaching Assistant: Sculpture, Hunter College, New York

LECTURES
2013    
Artist Lecture, The Haggerty Musuem of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Visiting Artist, University of Milwaukee, WI
2012
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Milwaukee School of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2011
Studio Presentation for Bucknell University, New York, NY
2010
Visiting Artist, The Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY