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BIO

MARKUS LINNENBRINK 

Born 1961 in Germany, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York 

Education 

1985-88 Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin 

1982-85 Gesamthochschule, Kassel 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER  MaxEstrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain

THERIDENEVERENDS Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia

EVERYBODYWILLBEDANCINGIFE’REDOINGITRIGHT Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, New York

2013

day after day it reappears  Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco 

2012 

so here is what your gonna do  ft-contemporary, Berlin

there were songs before there was radio   Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, Ne York

Ana Serratosa Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2011

too early and always and all over again  Patricia Sweetow Gallery San Francisco

come a little closer  Kong Tomlinson Contemporary, New York, 

2010

LISTENALLTHEWAYTHROUGH, ftc gallery, Berlin

NOMATTERWHEREYOUGOTHEREYOUARE, number35, New York

2009 

BIGOUTREAGEOUSSOUND  Galerie MaxEstrella, Madrid 

ALLTHETHINGSTHATAREOUTSIDEOFME  The Columns, Seoul, Korea 

EVERYTHINGEVERYWHEREALLTHETIME  Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco 

2008  

TRICKY FEVER,  Galerie Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne  

2007 

FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH YOU, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

CECIN'ESTPASDUDISCO, The Columns Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 

Fiedler Gallery, Cologne, Solo exhibition in Basel, Switzerland 

AUFSTEIGEND (WALKABOUT), Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh 

2006 

EVERYTHING ECSTATIC, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco 

VIELLEICHT LASS UNS DAS ALLEES NEHMEN, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover 

MAYBEICANTAKEEVERYTHING, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago 

ALLES EKSTASE, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany 

DARKER THAN BLUE (DIAMOND IN THE BACK), Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld 

2005 

SCHICK SCHNACK SCHNUCK, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York 

2004 

EVOKE AN OBJECT, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Galerie Renate Schröder, Köln 

SCHIEFEBAHN, Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel (wall painting) 

2003 

THE BEAUTY YOU ARE, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY 

MYSELF OUTSIDE, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (wall painting) 

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA   

2002 

Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY (wall painting) 

MITTIGLIGHT, Museum Katharinehof, Kranenburg, Germany (wall painting) 

REFLECTWHATYOUARE, Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

2001

Poured Milled Pressed, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY   

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago  


2000 

Layered Over, Wassermann Gallery, Munich 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

1999 

Neues Gestirn, Singel 74 Gallery, Amsterdam (with Matthias Lanfer) 

Let Run, Wassermann Gallery, Munich 

The Bottom Line, Kunstverein Ahlen/Westf. 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago 

1998 

FIND AN UNIDENTICAL TWIN, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf 

circumambient, Kunstverein Recklinghausen 

Only Zebras?, Wassermann Gallery, Munich 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

1997 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

1996 

stripes, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen 

stripes do not a zebra make, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Brüssel 

1995 

Foundation, Clemens-Sels-Museum, Neuss (floor painting) 

Colorado, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf 

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln 

1994 

Colorado, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin 

1993 

RGB+CO, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf 

On the Floor, Weber Gallery, Münster (floorpainting) 

1992 

Charchut & Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf 

Striped, Museum am Ostwall (Studio), Dortmund 

1991 

Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin 

1990 

Hete A.M. Hünermann Gallery, Düsseldorf 

City Gallery, Kulturring Sundern 

1988 

Produzentengalerie, Kassel 

Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Off The Walls, Painting Installations, Kunsthalle Nuernberg, Germany curated by Harriet Zilch

The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, curated by Carrie Lederer

Opening Day, Odetta Gallery, Bushwick, NY

Selections of the Cleve Carney Collection, curated by Barbara Wiesen, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, 

College of Dupal, Glenn Ellyn, Ilinois  

2013

Art Connects New York, Queens Community Houses New York, curated by Brad Silk

Strom Festival, Kunsthaus Rhenania Cologne, curated by Maria Wildeis

3+4 B/W  taubert-contemporary, Berlin 

2012

BUZZ  Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paulo, curated by Vik Muniz

Local Color  San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 

2011

ROY G BIV  Waterhouse&Dodd Gallery New York 

2010 

Beijing Biennial 2010, Beijing, China

"out of the office“, Kunstmuseum Bochum 

im raum nichts als farbe sehen, Galerie oqbo, Berlin

2009

two degrees of separtion, Sartori Gallery, New York

A Measure of Humanity – The Harcos-Huneke Collection, Grand Galleries, 

Grand Theatre Center, Tracy, CA

we are all going to die, Number35 Gallery, New York

we are all going to die, Sue Scott Gallery, New York 

IMPACTE! Collecio Olor Visual, Fundacio Vallapalou, Spain

2008 

…einen AUGEN-Blick, bitte" / Please cast an eye...! Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg 

Abstrakt - Malerei und Skulpturen, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin 

Print Publishers Spotlight: center street studio, The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA 

DESIGNS FROM WALLPAPERLAB, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA 

FUNDAMENTAL ABSTRACTION II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco 

Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2007 

BRIGHT, I SPACE, The Chicago Gallery of the University of Illinois, Chicago 

HOT AND COLD, abstract prints from the center street studio, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College Boston 

HOLIDAY READING, Number35, New York 

AN ECLECTIC EYE, Selections from the Dean Leach Collection, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

2006 

Transparent, Aquarellmalerei der Gegenwart, XYLON Museum Schwetzingen 

THE SCENT OF KOREA, Daegu National Museum, South Korea 

2005 

KLASSE GIRKE, Verein fur aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen 

Weisshaupt Collection, Museum for Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt 

COLOR THEORY, Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY 

2004 

Kinetic, bank Gallery, Los Angeles 

Prints and Portfolios from the Center Street Studio, Boston, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art  

Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA 

ABSTRACTION PURE & IMPURE, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, 

Kingston, RI. Curated by Judith Tolnick. 

PRIVATGRÜN: Kunst im privaten Raum, Cologne (outdoor 

installation).Curated by Jochen Heufelder. 

Colors & Stripes, Robert Drees Gallery, Hannover 

Hard & Soft, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY 

STOP & STORE, Luxe, New York, NY 

THE COLOR LINE, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian. 

2003 

STRATA, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY 

patricasweetowgallery.com       Markus Linnenbrink      3 of 3 

Chilufim/Transfer, Kunstmuseum Bonn (wall painting) 

Haus Esters, Krefeld (wall painting) 

2002 

Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY 

Transit, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY 

Floor-to-Ceiling, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT 

Chilufim/Transfer, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel;  

Kunstverein Heinsberg, Germany  

2001 

Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY 

Encaustics, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago (4 Person) 

2000 

Painting Today-Overseas and Here, Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln, Germany 

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Seems: Work at the Edge of the Exhibition Space, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern  University, Evanston, IL (wall painting) 

After Zürich, La Ferronerie Gallery, Paris 

The Color Got Me, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen 

Abstrakt Eins, Gallery Fahnemann, Berlin 

1999 

Passages, Exhibition in various churches in Recklinghausen (light installation) 

1998 

architectural exhibition, Wetter (floor painting) 

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL 

1997 

what you missed in ‘96, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Brüssel 

1985 - 1997, Verein für aktuelle Kunst , Oberhausen 

1996 

works on paper, Stefan Rasche Gallery, Münster 

state of affairs, Gustav-Lübke-Museum, Hamm 

1994 

KunstKreuzKirche, Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Dortmund (wall painting) 

1993 

Painterly Proposals, Weber Gallery, Münster 

1992 

“1986”, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin 

1991 

cross section, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen 

Stipend Märkisches Stipendium, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid 

1989 

6. exhibition of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Pels Leusden Gallery, Berlin 

1988 

Play off, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin 


Bibliography 

Artner, Alan G. review Chicago Tribune, October 2006. 

Artner, Alan G. Linnenbrink’s Abstractions, Chicago Tribune, October 2004. 

Babias, Marius. Purifikation und Künstlichkeit, Zitty Berlin, November 1988. 

Baker, Kenneth. Painting turns conceptual as you look. San Francisco Chronicle September, 22 2007. 

Baker, Kenneth. Review. San Francisco Chronicle. May 26, 2001. 

Bauer, Helmut, Rosemarie Pahlke. Markus Linnenbrink. (catalog) Helmut Bauer 1991. 

Braun, Alexander. Markus Linnenbrink, review. Artis, Zeitschrift für neue Kunst, July/August 1992.  

Braun, Alexander. Colorado. (catalog 1994. 

Camper, Fred. Imperfect Worlds, Chicago Reader, November 5, 1999 

Cohen, David. Gallery Going, The New York Sun. September 13, 2003. 

Ermen, Reinhard. Markus Linnenbrink. (catalog) Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln, 2001 

Ermen, Reinhard. Nebeneinander III. (catalog) Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln, 2001 

Fink, Andrea. Im Grunde, (catalog) Kunstverein Ahlen (Westf.) 

Fricke, Harald. Glatt Gefönt, Zitty Berlin, November 1991

Galloway, David. Jeune Artistes Allemand, Artpress, Paris, Mai 1992 

Galloway, David. Back to Basics, Artnews, October 1995. 

Galloway, David. Markus Linnenbrink, Galerie Renate Schröder Cologne, Review. Artnews. March 2003 

Goodman, Jonathan. Markus Linnenbrink at Margaret Thatcher Projects, Art in America, July 2002 

Götte, Gisela and Alexander Braun. Grund & Boden. (catalog) Clemens Sels Museum Neuss 1995 

Harrison, Helen A. Color Lines, Review. The New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 2004. 

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Klein, Richard. Floor to Ceiling. (catalog) The Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT, 2002 

Keeffe, Linda,  Stripes, Design Between The Lines, The Monacelli Press, 2012

Klement, Carmen. Transfer Im Rückblick (catalog) Kultursekretariat NRW, 2003 

Kraft, Hartmut. Kunst auf Rezept,  (catalog) Hartmut Kraft, Salon Verlag Köln, 2001 

Kunst-Stücke 1998 (catalog) Deustche Ausgleichdbank/Georg Elben, 1998 

Lüttgemeyer, Markus. Die Kunst mit Füssen Treten Gig Münster, August 1998 

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Müller, Michael Gerog. Zeitgenössische Kunst in Düsseldorf, Welt am Sonntag, Nr. 9, 1998 

Nahas, Dominique. Markus Linnenbrink, (catalog) UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. May 2003 

Palmer, Laurie. Seems: Integrations with the Physical and Social Periphery of the Museum. (catalog)  

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2000 

Pagel, David. Is it Truth in Advertising? The Los Angeles Times, May 2003. 

Prinz, Susanne. Abstrakt Eins, (catalog) Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, 2000 

Puvogel, Renate. Markus Linnenbrink. (catalog) Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln 1997. 

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Schmieder, Peter. Chilufim/Transfer. (catalog) Kultursekretariat NRW, Wuppertal 2002   

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Collections 

AOK, Paderborn 

AXA Insurance, Luxembourg

The Art CollTrust, Bellevue, WA 

Bank One, Chicago, IL 

Capitol One Bank, Chicago 

Ciba GmbH Bergkamen (floor painting) 

City of Stuttgart (wall painting) 

Clemens - Sels - Museum, Neuss  

Commerzbank Landeszentrale, Erfurt

Collection Jorge Perez, Miami Florida

Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn 

Deutsche Effecten - und Wechsel - Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main 

Center Court, The Hague, The Netherlands (wall painting) 

Ergo Duesseldorf

Fidelity Investments, Boston 

Gerling Kozern, Köln 

The Hague, Ministry of Culture, The Netherlands 

Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA 

Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

Justiz Vollzugs Anstalt Duesseldorf Rath (wall floor ceiling painting) 

KfW Bankengruppe, Bonn 

Harvard College, Cambridge 

Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH 

Hotel Künstlerheim-Luise, Berlin (wall paintings) 

Krupp Konzern, Berlin 

Kunsthalle Recklinghausen 

Landesverband Lippe Lemgo (wall painting) 

Land Nordrhein Westfalen / Fachhochschule Niederrhein (wall painting) 

Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel 

Morrison Foerster, New York

Nordstern Versicherung, Köln 

Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover                                                                                                                        

NBC  Rockefeller Center, New York

Presbitarean Hospital, New York

The Progressive Corporation, Ohio, USA 

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/Main 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 

San Jose Museum of Art, California

Senat der Stadt, Berlin 

Collection Julien J. Studley Inc., Chicago, IL 

UCLA Hammer Museum, University of California Los Angeles, CA 

UBS Germany

Volksbank, Ahlen 

Volksbank, Heilbronn/Neckarsulm 

Wellington Corporation, London 

Wellsley  College, MA 

Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung Herdecke, Depositum Museum am Ostwall 

West Collection, Philadelphia