David Row

About This Project

David Row (Portland, 1949), lives and works in New York. A student of Al Held, he graduated with honors from Yale University in 1972, where he earned a master’s degree in 1975. He then moved to New York, where he became a leading member of the then young generation of abstract artists such as Peter Halley, Ross Bleckner, and Mary Heilmann.


He was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting (1987) and the Isaac N. Maynard Prize for Painting by the National Academy Museum, New York, in May 2008.


He has exhibited in countless solo and group exhibitions in leading American and international galleries. Lecturer in numerous institutions such as The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Fordham University, he currently teaches at The School of Visual Arts in New York.


His works can be found, among others, in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. The Portland Museum of Art has recently acquired one of his great works that will be placed at the entrance of the museum and the CMCA (Center for Maine Contemporary Art) in Rockland in 2020 will inaugurate, in its new building designed by Toshiko Mori, the first stop of a traveling exhibition to which he will dedicate the main exhibition space to the works of David Row.


Personal Exhibitions

2022 The Shape of Things – Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

2021 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019 metroquadro, Turin, Italy

2018 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

2013 McClain Gallery, Houston TX

2011 Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas

2010 Galerie von Bartha, Basel

McClain Gallery, Houston TX

2009 Rosenbaum Contemporary Art, Boca Raton FL

2008 Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick ME

2006 Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2005 White8 Galerie, Villach

2004 Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2002 Galerie von Bartha, Basel Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2001 The MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary),

Dallas Numark Gallery, Washington DC

Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita

2000 Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich

Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, Munich

Marella Contemporary Art, Milan

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City

1999 Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, New York

Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich

Betsy Senior Gallery, New York

Numark Gallery, Washington DC

1998 Turner + Runyon Gallery, Dallas

1997 Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich †

1996 André Emmerich, New York 1995 André Emmerich, New York

Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

1994 Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

1993 John Good Gallery, New York †

1992 Ascan Crone Gallery,

Hamburg Katy Block Fine Art, Boston

1991 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris †

Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago †

John Good Gallery, New York †

Fujii Gallery, Tokyo †

1990 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

1989 John Good Gallery, New York †

Quarry Gallery, Philadelphia

1988 Ascan Crone Gallery, Hamburg †

1987 John Good Gallery, New York †

1984 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

1982 State University of New York, Purchase Art Galaxy, New York † denotes exhibition catalog.


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