Roy Thurston

2008-3 and 2008-5, lacquer with flake graphite on wood, 151 x 15 x 6 cm

2010-4 and 2010-7, aluminium powder on wood, oil/mixed medium, 99 x 24 x 11 cm

2010-6, yellow-green on aluminium, small, scraped, 38 x 99 x 3 cm


2010-8, violet/grey acrylic polyurethane on aluminium scraped, 38 x 99 x 3 cm

2010-10, blue/teal ap on milled aluminium, 138 x 22 x 3 cm

2010-13, violet, 138 x 22 x 3 cm

2015-3, acrylic polyurethane on milled aluminium, 91 x 23 cm

2015-1, 2015, yellow silicone on aluminium panel, 76,6 x 182 cm

2016-1, 2016, pink silicone on aluminium panel, 182 x 304 cm

W.W.W. – What Walls Want (group show), curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Marignana Arte, Venice, 2018

Roy Thurston See Through (solo show), Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles CA

Planes/Structures (group show), curated by David Pagel, The Reinassance Society (University of Chicago)

Art cities: Venice-W.W.W. What Walls Want, Efi Michalarou, Dreamideamachine, May 2018
Dal muro all’opera. Undici artisti a Venezia, Arianna Testino, Artribune, May 2018
Versus. Il dibattito tra militanza e resilienza,
Vincenzo Merola, Artribune, January 2018
What exactly am I looking at? The intriguing work of artist Roy Thurston, Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, March 2016

Roy Thurston was born in Huntington, Long Island, NY (USA) in 1949. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Roy Thurston è nato a Huntington, Long Island, NY (Stati Uniti) nel 1949. Vive e lavora a Los Angeles.

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2016
Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel, Switzerlan
Renata Fabbri Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy
2008
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2006
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2004
“Directed Light,” Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA
2002
Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2000
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Charlotte Jackson Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1995
Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Todd Madigan Gallery, California State College, Bakersfield, CA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018
“W.W.W. What Walls Want”, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Marignana Arte, Venice, IT
2016
“Radical: Monochrome Painting from the Goodman Duffy Collection”, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA September – October
“Poetic Minimalism”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ August 2016 – July 2017
“A Tribute to Kiyo Higashi”, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA April – May
2015
“Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s” Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA, May 5 – August 2
“embodying colour” Kunstlerhaus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany, April 25 – May 31
2013
“embodying colour” Kunsthalle Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden Germany, October 18 -December 20, catalog
2012
“Happiness Machine, End of Mappo: Spontaneity and Restraint,” Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 9
2011
“California Art, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,” Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, August 27 – December 4
2010
“State of Mind,” Panza Collection Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, April 9-June 27
2009
“Locals Only,” LOOK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 11 – July 9
2008
“at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale,” Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Galerie Arte Moderna Ammann, Locarno, Switzerland, with Alan Ebnother, May 31 – June 14
“Works on Paper – The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection” Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, August 15 – November 30
“SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960’s and 70’s from LACMA’s Collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, August 19 – March 30, 2008
2007
“Monochrome,” Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA, September – October
“Müller-Emil and Multiple Art,” Galerie Jonas, Cortaillod, Switzerland
2006
“Photos & Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation”
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Katharina Krohn Gallery, Basel, SwitzerlanD
“Minimalism,” I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mat Gleason
2005
“The Natalie & Irving Forman Collection,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
“Good Clean Fun,” Brewery Project, Los Angeles, curated by Jennifer Faist
“Paint on Metal,” Tucson, AZ, curated by Julie Sasse (catalog)
2001
“New Work: LA Painting,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000
“Simply Complex: Monochrome Paintings from Los Angeles,” Dorsky Gallery, New York, curated by Joan and Reuben Baron (brochure)
1999
“Panza: Legacy of a Collector,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, (catalog)
1998
“Max Hendler/Lies Kraal/Roy Thurston,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
1997
Selections from Panza Acquisition, Palma di Mallorca, Spain, organized by Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano (catalog)
“5 Easy Pieces,” Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV (catalog)
1995
“The Panza de Biumo Donation: European and American Art ’83-‘93” Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano, Switzerland (catalog)
1994
“Plane/Structures” Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, curated by David Pagel (catalog)
1989
“Quiet,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, curated by Paul Tomidy (catalog)
1986
“Recent Abstractions,” Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1975
“Selected West Coast Painters,” Miami-Dade University, Miami, FL (catalog)

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Nancy and Ulrich Richard, Zürich, Switzerland
The Berlingieri Collection, Rome, Italy
Ann Hatch, San Francisco, CA
Kiyo and Robert Higashi, Los Angeles, CA
Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Tobe and Greg Karns, Los Angeles, CA
Anne Lannan, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Joan and Fred Nicholas, Beverly Hills, CA
David and Michelle Horowitz, Irvine, CA
Rike and Stephan Michels, Zurich, Switzerland
The Panza Collection, Milan, Italy
Haus Konsruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
Christina Renggli and Bernhard Bruckmann, Zürich, Switzerland
Mark Bergendahl, Irvine, CA
Paul Rusconi, Los Angeles, CA
Joffroy Collection, Tucson, AZ