Mel Bochner was born in 1940 in Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania.
In 1966, at the School of Visual Arts Gallery of New York, he exhibited “Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper not necessarily meant to be Viewed as Art”, which will be considered by the critics the first exhibition of Conceptual Art, movement which he will be associated to, despite himself.
He exhibits, in solo and group shows, in galleries and museums all over the world.
His works are in important public collections, as:
- Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art di New York,
- Centre George Pompidou in Paris,
- Tate Gallery, London,
- National Gallery of Art, Washington,
- Museum of Contemporary Art,Los Angeles.