Biography


About

13 White (1984)

For over three decades, Kevin Larmon has received critical acclaim for creating paintings that lyrically explore the divide between abstraction and referential imagery. His work has been associated with the post-conceptualism and neo-conceptual art movements, which were prominent aspects of exhibitions of the early 80s East Village Gallery Nature Morte and with critics/curators Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo shaping the nature of painting after the rise of conceptual art. Larmon was also associated with Feature Inc., a gallery that was first established in Chicago in 1984, and eventually moved to New York City. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin among others. He is the recipient of an Atlantic-Pacific Fellowship and a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant. Larmon is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Art, Design, and Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. He received a BFA from Harper College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, and currently resides in upstate New York.


Solo Exhibitions

2016
2 Person show with Lisa Beck "Where I End And You Begin" 
CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov 5-Dec 17

2008
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

2007
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

2005
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

2003
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

2000
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1997
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1995
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton, New York

1994
State University of New York at Binghamton, New York

1993
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1992
Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1991
Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, New York
Galerie Montenay, Paris
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1989
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Berkeley University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1988
Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1987
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1985
Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1984
Nature Morte Gallery, New York


Group Exhibitions (selection)

2016
Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years after Infotainment
Elizabeth Dee Gallery Harlem, NY, Oct 29 - Dec 17

"PDF Object" Group Show
Mana Contemporary, Chicago May 2016

Dress the Form,  Nancy Shaver Quilt Wall  
Derek Eller Gallery NYC, June 2016

CB1 Gallery Summer Group Show, Los Angeles 2016

"Handmade"  Apostrophe' S Gallery Syracuse NY Group Show
Andrew Havenhand, Ann Clarke, Tom Hall January 2016

2015
Nature Morte, May 2015

2014
Envoy Enterprises, New York
Hudson, October 2014

Point of Contact Gallery
Syracuse, NY
A Long History Cut Short, December through January

Syracuse University Faculty Show
Syracuse, NY
November through January

2013
Leslie Sacks Gallery Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

Other artists in the exhibition include Christo, Jim Dine, Pablo Picasso, Chuck Close, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Marino Marini, Henri Matisse, Karel Nel, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Sebastiao Salgado. 

2010
Feature Inc, Tom of Finland and then some, New York, NY
Feature Inc, FREE show, New York, NY
Syracuse University Faculty show, Syracuse, NY

2009
Syracuse University Faculty show, Syracuse, NY
Florence Italy Faculty Show, Florence, Italy

2007
Feature Gallery ‘Thoughts’ Group Show, New York, NY

2006
Syracuse University Faculty Group Show, Syracuse, NY

2004
Team Gallery

2003
Fagginato Fine Arts London, UK

2002
Red Dot Group Show NYC
Curt Marcus Group Shows

2001
Curt Marcus Group Shows

2000
Curt Marcus Group Shows

1999
“The Cathedral Project: Liz Deschenes, Kevin Larmon, Donald Moffett,” Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

1998
“Biomorphic Abstraction,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1997
“It’s Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Arizona

1996
“The Baseball Show,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York (in collaboration with Craig Smyth)
“Peintures,” Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris
“Works on Paper,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

1995
“It’s Only Rock and Roll,” Phoenix Art Museum, curated by David S. Rubin, traveling exhibition through August 1998 (catalogue)
“Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“I Gaze A Gazely Stare,” Feature, New York
“Papiers Choisis,” Galerie Montenay, Paris
“Strung Into the Apollonian Dream,” Feature, New York
“In a Different Light,” University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley (catalogue)

1994
“Contemporary Artists In New York,” Edobori Gallery, Osaka, Japan
“The Curator’s Egg,” Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
“Three From New York: Kevin Larmon, Michael Zwack, Peter Drake,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993
“Timeless and Timely,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, curated by Douglas Maxwell (catalogue)
“Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“Intimate Universe,” Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York, curated by Michael Walls

1992
“28th Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina (catalogue)
“Intimate Universe,” Michael Walls Gallery, New York
“Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“Works On Paper,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“How It Is,” Tony Shafrazi, New York

1991
“Group Show,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
“New Work,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1990
“Act Up Auction for Action,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
“Innerst/Larmon,” Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis,Missouri
“Group Show,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1989
“300 Years of Still Life,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Nature Morte,” Galerie Montenay, Paris France
“Objects on the Edge,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
“Art About Aids,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Pennsylvania, curated by David S. Rubin
“Selections from the Collection of Mark and Livia Strauss,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Villeurbanne, France

1988
“Mark Innerst/Kevin Larmon/Michael Zwack,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Drawings,” Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Art at the End of the Social,” Rooseum, Stockholm, Sweden
“The Quality of Line,” The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri, Curated by James Schmidt

1987
“Still Life: Beyond Tradition,” Curated by Lisa Dennison, Visual Arts Museum, New York
“Between Abstraction & Reality,” Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
“Group Exhibition,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Head Sex,” Feature Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“Drawn Out,” Kemper Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, curated by Andrea Belag

1986
“Modern Sleep,” curated by Collins & Milazzo, American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
“Group Exhibition,” Nature Morte Gallery, New York
“A Look at Painting,” R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York
“The Potent Image,” The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
Galerie Charles Cartwright, Paris
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbour Island, Florida
“New New York,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
“Still Life/Life Still,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
“Aperto 86,” Venice Biennale, Corderie at the Arsenal, Venice, Italy

1985
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
“Infotainment,” traveling exhibition, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas; Rhona
Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aspen Art Museum,Aspen, Colorado
“The Mystery Show,” Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey
“Final Love,” Cash/New House Gallery, New York, curated by Collins & Milazzo
“From Organism to Architecture,” curated by Ross Bleckner, New York
Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Canada
“Smart Art,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, curated by Joseph Masheck
“Cult and Decorum,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York, curated by Collins & Milazzo
Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1984
“Forced Sentiment,” Artists Space, New York, Zelermayer Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by RobertLongo
“Natural Genre,” Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, curated by Collins & Milazzo
“Still Life with Transaction,” International with Monument”, New York

1983
Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1982
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Nature Morte Gallery, New York
“New Drawing in America,” Drawing Center, New York

1979
“Choices,” Drawing Center, New York


Bibliography

2015
Richard Milazzo review of Jeff Koons Hyperallergic

2014
Robert Gober MOMA Retrospective “The Heart is Not a Metaphor”(catalog)

2013
Bollen, Christopher “Roberta Smith & Jerry Saltz,” Interview Magazine, December

2006
ARTLIFE, an essay by Lawrence Rinder

2004
Walter Robinson, JULY, DKS.com
Artnet.com August

2000
Johnson, Ken “Kevin Larmon,” New York Times, December, 2000

1999
Robbins, David “The East Village 1979-1989,” Artforum, October
Cotter, Holland “Review of Cathedral Show at St. John the Divine,” New York Times, June
Arnig, Bill “Review of Cathedral Show at St. John the Divine,” Time Out New York, June

1998
Johnson, Ken “Biomorphic Abstraction,” New York Times, Friday December 11, 1998

1995
Rinder, Lawrence (essays by Blake, Naland and Scholder, Amy), In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, (exhibition catalogue), University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Smith, Roberta, “Void, Self, Drag, Utopia (and 5 other Gay Themes),” New York Times, Sunday, March 26

1993
Glueck, Grace, exhibition review, The New York Observer, Vol. 7, No. 16, April 26, p. 22
Hapgood, Susan, exhibition review, Art in America, Vol. 81, No. 7, July, p. 107
Licata, Elizabeth, “Small Wonders,” The Buffalo News, Friday, April 9
Schwartzman, Allen, exhibition review, “Kevin Larmon at Curt Marcus,” The New Yorker, May 3, p. 18

1991
Rinder, Larry, Review, Flash Art, Vol. 24, No.160, October 1991, P. 171

1989
Decter, Joshua, “New York in Review,” Arts, October
Geer, Suvan, Los Angeles Times, November 3
Rubin, David, Art About Aids, catalogue essay
Smith, Roberta, “Kevin Larmon,” New York Times, Friday, May 19

1988
Collins & Milazzo, Art at the End of the Social, catalog essay, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
Gipe, Lawrence, “Challenging Established Paradigms,” Artweek, Los Angeles, February 20
Los Angeles Times, Review of Exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery
Schwendenwien, Jude, “Reviews: Kevin Larmon, Nature Morte,” ArtForum International, October
Smith, Roberta, “Recent Met Acquisitions Survey Works of 80’s,” New York Times, Words and Image, Friday, April 15

1987
Leonhart, Mark Michael, “Head Sex, An Orgy of Comprehension,” Windy City Times, Thursday, July 23
Salvioni, Daniela, “Kevin Larmon, Curt Marcus,” Flash Art, Summer 1987

1986
Saltz, Jerry, Beyond Boundaries (New York: Alfred van der Marck Editions, 1986)
Collins & Milazzo, “Tropical Codes, Kevin Larmon: Yellow Table,” Kunstforum
Indiana, Gary, “Venice as Usual,” Village Voice, August 5
Norman, Sally, “New New Art,” Dialogue, March
Rinder, Larry, Nature Morte Review, Flash Art, May/June
Robinson, William “New New York,” New Art Examiner, June

1985
Biegler, Beth, “Deconstruction C & M,” (Collins & Milazzo), East Village Eye, July
Cameron, Dan, “The Grounding Report,” Arts Magazine, February 27
Indiana, Gary, Village Voice, February 27
Lawson, Thomas, “Infotainment,” catalog essay

1984
Collins, Tricia & Milazzo, Richard,”Forced Setiment,” exhibition catalog, Artists Space, New York, New York
Collins, Tricia & Richard Milazzo,”Natural Genre,” catalog essay, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Falkon, Sylvia, “Kevin Larmon at Nature Morte,” The East Village Eye, June
Lichtenstein, Theresa, Arts Magazine, September
Moufarrege, Nicolas A., “East Village,” Flash Art, Summer

1983
“Painters and Writers,” Bomb Magazine, January

1982
Beck, Martha, & Keller, M. “New Drawing in America,” catalog essay, The Drawing Center
Kuspit, Donald, “New Drawing in America,” Artforum, April
Moufarrege, Nicolas A.k, “East Village,” Flash Art, Fall/Winter


Awards

2004
Atlantic-Pacific Fellowship

1994
Pollack Krasner Foundation


Collections

Walker Arts Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin
The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
McCrory Corporation Collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Progressive Corporation Collection, Cleveland
Prudential Insurance Company Collection, Newark, New Jersey