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James Hyde


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Ripples, 2014

acrylic on archival inkjet print on stretched linen

57.25 x 87 inches


Born 1958, Philadelphia, PA

James Hyde is an American painter, sculptor and photographer who has worked in New York City since the early 1980s. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (acquired by the National Gallery of Art), among others. Hyde is a recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2008, the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2011, the Joan-Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2000 and the New York State CAPS Grant in 1982. He exhibits internationally and has shown with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Schau Ort, Zurich, Switzerland, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France and David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, among numerous institutions and galleries.

Hyde is an influential and respected contemporary artist who often employs unconventional materials when painting that range from plaster, nylon, chrome, and steel to styrofoam, glass, and more recently, photography. His practice has been described as an "exploration of physicality" in his experimentations with different textures and planes that often re-evaluate and expand the limits and boundaries of painting. Hyde uses the flat field of painting as a topological arena that ties together the physical substance of painting and the ground on which it is laid, extracting spatial dimensions and new meanings from this relationship. In his recent works, he utilizes abstraction to break photography's semantic hold on the way we construct an image of the world.

Hyde describes his work in saying:

"I think painting is never entirely about being a painted object, nor a medium in the narrow sense. I think painting is, as well, a symbolic and allegorical situation that happens to be made by a particular medium and set of materials. And really as a painter I've tried to put pressure on what a painting is and rethink it in different ways. And that's how I end up with such different ways of looking at various possibilities, especially in terms of abstract painting."

Recent solo and group exhibitions include James Hyde: GROUND, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; James Hyde: Survey, Magazzini, Pianello Val Tidone, Italy; SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes, SITE Santa Fe, NM; Six Works Around a Dam, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; PAINT THINGS: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; The Road, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA; Live Principles of Ventilation and Adhesion, Villa du Parc Contemporary, Annemasse, France; Building Materials, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA; and many other venues, including Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Lelong, New York, NY; DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA.

James Hyde is currently a visting professor and lecturer at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, and The Cooper Union in New York. He has lectured as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including Yale University, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Bard College.


University of Rochester

GROUND, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Survey, Organized by Paolo Baldacci, C.Ar.D., Magazzini, Pianello Val Tidone, Italy, September—October
Painting then for Now, Collaboration with Svetlana Alpers and Barney Kulok, C.Ar.D., Biblioteca, Pianello
Val Tidone, Italy, September—October
James Hyde at Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France, May—June
Six Works Around a Dam, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, August—October
Reservoir, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, March—April

SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes, SITE Santa Fe, NM, July—January 2015
We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, October—November
Aggregate Exposure, curated by Jennah Ward, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, October—November
Far In Out, curated by Jerome Lefevre, Galerie Triangle Bleu, Stavelot, Belgium, August—October
Pierogi XX, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, September—October
James Hyde and Wallace Whitney, Horton Gallery, NADA Miami, Miami, FL, December
CISCO CYSCO SISQÓ, La Fonda, Brooklyn, NY, August
The Road, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, July—August
Solid Pull, TSA (Tiger Strikes Asteroid), Brooklyn, NY, June—August
Summer Ceylon, Show Room Gallery, New York, NY, July
Swing State, Curated by Jane Kim, New York, NY, April—May
PAINT THINGS: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, January—April
Postcards from Home, Ochi Gallery, LA, CA, November—December
Building Materials, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA, October—November
Paved Paradise, DC Moore, New York, NY, September
Three Points Determine a Circle, James Hyde, Fabienne Lasserie, and Lucas Blalock, Kleinert/James
Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, August—October, 2012
Letters from Home, Organized by Barney Kulok, Sebastian McClard & Gordon Stevenson, Ochi Gallery, Kechum, ID, July 6—August 2
Stretching Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, June—August
Limning, James Hyde, Kate Shepherd and Anna K.E., Showroom Gallery, New York, April—May
Ever since I Put Your Picture in a Frame, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow, Scotland, April—May
Tops, Open Space, Long Island City, NY, February
Domesticities, Bull and Ram, New York, NY, January—February
INTERVIEW, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany, January—February