Robert Olsen

Lives in Los Angeles

Education

2002

University of California, Los Angeles, MFA

1998

California College of Arts and Craft, BFA

Exhibitions

2015*

Robert Olsen, Robert Lynds Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014*

Robert Olsen Paintings 1997-2014, The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2013

L.A. Freeways by Robert Olsen (cold project room) , Planthouse, New York, NY

2010

essence de la vie, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Foundations: Anthony Goicolea and Robert Olsen, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

First Hours of the New Day, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany

2008

Bottles + (in the office), Plane Space, New York

2007-2008

Utopias: Robert Olsen and Adam Ross, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Empty Cities (catalogue), Plane Space, New York

Robert Olsen, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto Canada

2006

Los Angeles, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005

Caution, Plane Space, New York

Night Light, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Elements, Particular, G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

2004

Stand, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

re:moving, Plane Space, New York

2003

C6H6, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Tied Up...(Down in the Basement), Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

2002

Interurban Intraurban, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2000

Paintings, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2017*

Volta NY, Pier 90, New York, NY, curated by Planthouse Gallery NYC

2015*

Small Works, Robert Lynds Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Only by Night, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

2014*

Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape, William D Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, curated by Martin Lorigan and Martha Lourdes Rocha

2013

I, II, III..., South of Sunset, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Robert Olsen

2012

Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape (cat.), Begovich Gallery - CSU Fullerton, Fullerton CA, curated by Martin Lorigan and Martha Lourdes Rocha

Past and Present, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Monte Clark, Vancouver, Canada

2011

MotherfuckingAnti-Delusionists, Anne Martens' Home, Los Angeles, curated by Rowan Wood

2011 Matinee Soiree, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin, Germany

Baker's Dozen III, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, curated by Max Presneill

2010

Big Show 5, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Restricted, Clark and Faria, Toronto Canada

2009

Orphans and Kittens Go to the Circus, Circus of Books, Silverlake store in conjunction with the Third Annual LACE 10K, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Astor

Interiority Complex, ACP (Artist Curated Projects), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe

Assembly, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver Canada

Lovable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster

2008

Salon, Ars Libri, Boston, MA, curated by Steven Holmes, The Cartin Collection

Weekend Warrior, Nathan Larramendy, Ojai, CA, curated by Beautiful/Decay

Scene\Seen: Recent Acquisitions from the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Permanent Collection, 1979-2006, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York

2007

CCA at 100: Alumni Looking Forward, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Mary Snowdon

2006

Small Wonders, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD, curated by Heidi Neff

Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

New Trajectories I: Relocations: Recent painting, drawing and multi-media work from the Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland OR, curated by Andrea Feldman Falcione and Stephanie Snyder

2005

PETS, FundacionIAC, Monterrey, Mexico

2004

Paintings, Plane Space, New York

Reciprocal Influences, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada

About Painting, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, curated by Ian Berry

New, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

2003

Place, Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Max Ernst Came For Breakfast, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

2002

What Painting Can Do, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles

Project space with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, ArtForum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - New Art From LA, Marcello Marvelli Gallery, New York

Painting and Illustration, Luckman Fine Art Complex, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, curated by Julie Joyce and Adam Ross, with Mari Eastman, David Korty, Kurt Kauper and others

2001

Cal's Art, Sampling California Painting, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2000

H2O, works on paper, Los Angeles

Museum Collections

Beinecke Library, Yale University — 177 notebooks covering the period 1995 to 2014, along with artist's statements, 2017

Beinecke Library, Yale University — Untitled (Overpass), oil on canvas, 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 in, partially completed April 14, 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Art — Untitled (Overpass), five-color screen print, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in, #25 of edition of 30, 2016

Beinecke Library, Yale University — Untitled (Overpass), five-color screen print, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in, #11 of edition of 30, 2016

Los Angeles County Museum of Art — Untitled (Bus Shelter, Red front view), oil on canvas, 36 x 64 in, 2007

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive — Untitled (Bus Shelter, Blue front view) , oil on canvas, 31 x 55 in, 2006

Hammer Museum — Untitled (Bus Shelter, Red end view), oil on canvas, 36 x 64 in, 2007

Works Appearing in Film and Television

2017*

Friends from College (Netflix Original Series), "Untitled (Shelter)"

2016*

Sneaky Pete (Amazon Television Series), "Gas Pump"

DirecTV Commercial, "Gas Pump"

2014-2015

Gotham (Television Series), "Gas Pump" and "Untitled (Shelter #1)", Pilot and Season 1

2013

The Americans (Television Series), "Gas Pump", Season 1

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Independent Film), "Gas Pump"

Bibliography

2017*

Susan Tallman, "Robert Olsen", Art in Print, March-April 2017, p. 17

2015*

Ed Schad, Robert Olsen in Art Review: In Memoriam, I call it ORANGES, May 5

Ed Schad, Art Reviewed Exhibitions — Robert Olsen, ArtReview, London, March

2014*

Robert Olsen Paintings from 1997-2014, ARTslant Los Angeles

Susanne Vielmetter, Robert Olsen (1969-2014), ARTFORUM, July 18

Paul Cherwick, Robert Olsen (1969-2014), ARTFORUM, July 16

David Colker, Robert Olsen Dies at 44; Painted Luminous Depictions of Urban Objects, Los Angeles Times, April 20

2013

Tyler Green, Art and California's ribbons of road, Modern Art Notes

2010

Sin, A5 Magazine, issue 10, image 21

2008

David Coggins, "Robert Olsen at Plane Space", Art in America, April, p. 161

Buckley, Annie, Critic's Pick: Robert Olsen/Adam Ross, Artforum.com, January

Brooks, Amra, Must See Art, LA Weekly, Jan. 4-10, p. 54

2007

Pagel, David, "Union of Realistic, Abstract Inspires", Los Angeles Times, Dec. 21, p. E34

Knight, Christopher, "They Help Make the L.A. Scene", Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2, p. F10-11

Knight, Christopher, "45 Painters Under 45", Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2, p. F1, 11

2006

Gallivan, Joseph, "Money Makes the Art Go Around", Portland Tribune, Jan. 24, p. 1-2

Row, D.K., "Ovitz collection takes on an adventurous dimension", the Oregonian, Feb. 19

Motley, John, "New Trajectories I: Relocations", Portland Mercury, Feb. 2-8

2005

Schmerler, Sarah, "Robert Olsen Plane Space", TimeOut, 527, Nov. 3-9, p. 75

Kruglyashova, Anastasia, "Robert Olsen Paints Night at Plane Space Gallery", ARTINFO, Oct. 17

Jeunes Galeries/Young Galleries supplement, ART PRESS, 316 October, reproduction p. 26

Knight, Christopher, "Painting against an established grain", Los Angeles Times, July 22

Capps, Kriston, "Robert Olsen at G Fine Art", Grammar.police.net, Feb 24

Jacobson, Louis, "Robert Olsen & Jitka Hanzlova", Washington City Paper, Feb. 4

Sholis, Brian, Critics' Picks, artforum.com, February

Green, Tyler, January 25 2005, Modern Art Notes

2004

Self Portrait, Tema Celeste, July/August, # 104, p. 68-9

Faultline, UC Irvine, Volume 13, Spring/Summer, 7 color reproductions

Green, Tyler, "D.C. Diary", Artnet, March

Schwendener, Martha, Gallery Reviews, The New Yorker, February 2, p. 16

Johnson, Ken, Art Guide, New York Times, January 30, p. B36

Green, Tyler, "1.20.2004", Modern Art Notes

Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential", Artnet, January

2003

Knight, Christopher, "Illuminated in gas station's fluorescent glow", Los Angeles Times, October 3

Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential", Artnet, September

Green, Tyler, "9.18.2003", Modern Art Notes

artkrush, the artmagazine online, September

Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential", Artnet, February

2002

Verini, James, "The Night Painter", Los Angeles Times, December 12, Calendar section, p. 16-19

Harper's Magazine, October, reproduction, p. 22

Wood, Eve, "Versions of Heaven", Artnet, February 26

Scarborough, James, NY Arts Magazine, February

2001

Hilger, Stephen, "Junge Kunst", Artnet, May 24

Iannaccone, Carmine, "Robert Olsen/Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Art/Text, No. 72

Dunlop, Jennifer, "Robert Olsen at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Art Issues, January/February

2000

Harvey, Doug, LA Weekly, November 10-16

Pagel, David, "Promising...", Los Angeles Times, October 2

* Posthumous