Mel Bochner [born 1940] is recognized as one of the leading figures in the development of Conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Emerging at a time when painting was increasingly discussed as outmoded, Bochner became part of a new generation of artists which also included Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson – artists who, like Bochner, were looking at ways of breaking with Abstract Expressionism and traditional compositional devices. His pioneering introduction of the use of language in the visual, led Harvard University art historian Benjamin Buchloh to describe his 1966 Working Drawings as ‘probably the first truly conceptual exhibition.’

Born 1940 Pittsburgh, PA


BFA, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA

Select Solo Exhibitions

Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Peter Freeman Gallery, New York, NY
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Museu de Art Contemporanea de Serraives, Porto, Portugal

White Chapel Gallery, London
Ridinghouse, London
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy
Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, TX
Rhona Hoffman, Chicago, IL

Peter Freeman, NY
Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Galerie Nelson, Paris
Galleria d’Arte il Gabbiano, Rome
Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France

Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Peter Freeman Gallery, NY
Wynn Kramarsky, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,IL

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Musee d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
Il Gabbiano, Rome
Sonnabend Gallery, NY

Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome, Italy
Lawrence Markey Gallery, NY
Bound & Unbound, NY

Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
F.R.A.C. Bourgogne, Dijion, France
Sonnabend Gallery, NY

Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Yokosuka, Japan

Lawrence Markey Gallery, NY
Betsy Senior Gallery, NY
The Drawing Center, NY

Cabinet des estampes du Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Musee d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Galerie Tanit, Munich
La Societe des Exposition du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

Betsy Senior Gallery, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CN

Galerie Arnaud Lefebre, Paris

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Betsy Senior Gallery, NY
Gallery 360, Tokyo
One Five, Antwerp
Museo Storico della Liberazione di Roma, Rome

Galerie Vega, Plainevaux/Liege, Belgium
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

SteinGladstone, NY
Studio Casoli, Milan
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

David Nolan Gallery, NY
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich
Barbara Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Roger Ramsey Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Martina Hamilton Gallery, NY
Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
David Nolan Gallery, NY
Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Galerie Montenay, Paris

Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL

Yarlow Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pace Editions, NY
Carol Taylor Gallery, Dallas, TX
Sonnabend Gallery, NY

Sonnabend Gallery NY
Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, France

Texas Gallery, Houston
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Sonnabend Gallery, NY

Art in Progress Gallery, Dusseldorf

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Schema Gallery, Florence, Italy
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris

Bernier Gallery, Athens

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Ricke Gallery, Cologne

Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Schema Gallery, Florence, Italy
University Art Museum, Berkley, CA

Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Sonnabend Gallery, NY

M T L Gallery, Brussels
Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Lisson Gallery, London
Bonomo Gallery, Bari, Italy
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Toselli Gallery, Milan

112 Greene Street, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Sperone Gallery, Turin
Toselli Gallery, Milan
Art and Project Gallery, Amsterdam

Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Munich
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

School of Visual Arts Gallery, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

Art By Telephone…Recalled, La Panacee, Montpellier, France
Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, France

Lleana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New, Museum of Modern Art, NY
The Ceiling Should be Green, P!, New York
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Re-Making When Attitudes Become Form, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Sign,  Image, Object 21er Haus, Vienna Austria
Temptations of the Diagram, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York
Merci/ Mercy, Restoin Roitfeld Gallery, New York, Ny

A Window on the World, Museo D’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Notations: Contemporary Drawings as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Museum, MA
Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rottenerdam, The Netherlands
Toward a Warm Math, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
Alice in the Wonderland of Art, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

“Malevich and the American Legacy,” Gagosian Gallery, NY
“Alice in Wonderland: Through the Visual Arts,” Tate Publishing, London
Prestel, London and Munich
“Light Years: Conceptual Arts and the Photograph, “Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Drawings from the Collection of Irving Stenn,” Art institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Third Thoughts,” CCA Andtrax, Majorca, Spain
“Double Up,” Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
“Forms of Contingency: New York and Turin, 1960s-1970s,” Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, PA
“Sammlung Herman und Nicole Daled, 1966 – 1978,” Haus der Kunst, Munich
“Graphic Masters III,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
“Double Bind/ Stop Trying To Understand Me,” Villa Arson, Nice, France

“l’arte e una parola,” Galleria il Ponte Firenze, Florence, Italy
“1969,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY
“If We Could Imagine,” Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, MD
“Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78”, Seattle Art Museum, WA
“Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
“Sculpture Show,” Eastside Projects, Birmingham, England

“Close-Up,” The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Notation,” Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; traveled to Zentrum fur Kunst, Karlsruhe
“Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, Hanne Darboven,” College Jacque Cartier, Chauny, France“Genau und Anders,” Museum Ludwig, Vienna.

“Lines, Grids, Stains, and Words,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
“Conceptual Photography, 1964 – 1989,” Zwirner & Wirth, NY
“If Everyone Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition,” Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England
“Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Live/Work: Performance into Drawing,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“Nothing and Everything”, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY
“Mel Bochner / Alfred Jensen: Hommage to Pythagoras”, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Elemental Form”, L&M Arts, New York, NY

“Logical Conclusions”, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, NY
“Drawing From the Modern, 1945-1975”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970”, Tate Modern, London
“The Photograph In Question”, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
“Wordplay”, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
“Down The Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism”, Queens Museum, NY
“Threshold”, Max Wigram Gallery, London
“Rub Out The Word”, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Looking At Words”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
“Building and Breaking the Grid”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“The Top Room”, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

“A Minimal Future?”, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“The Copy Age”, Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
“Beyond Geometry”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Intra-Muros”, Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
“Infinite Possibilities”, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA
“Traces”, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

“Pittsburgh Platforms”, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
“Work Ethic”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
“The Last Picture Show:  Artists Using Photography 1960-1982”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Under Pressure:  Prints from Two Palms Press”, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
“eXhibition3”, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
“Dust Memories”, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

“Flashing Into the Shadows:  The Artists’ Film 1966-1976”, Tate Modern, London
“An Empty Space”, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY
“Copy”, Roth Horowitz Gallery, New York, NY
“Ad Infinitum”, Wynn Kramarsky, 560 Broadway, New York, NY
“The Object Sculpture”, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
“Visions from America”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“Shimmering Substance”, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

“Art Express- Art Minimal et Conceptual Americain”, Cabinet des Estampes du Musee D’ Art et D’ Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
“Saying Seeing”, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
“As Painting, Division and Displacement”, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
“Flashing Into the Shadows: The Artist’s Film After Pop and Minimalisim 1966- 1976”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“After the Beginning and Before the End (Drawings from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Detroit)”, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway

“Painting Function: Making It Real”, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
“Contemporary Drawings from the Sarah – Ann and Werner Kramarsky Collection”, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
“L’ Elements Verbale Nell’ Arte Contemporanea”, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
“Zig – Zag”, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France
“Retrospective”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
“Presumes innocents – L’ art contemporain et l’ enfance”, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
“Open Ends”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY “In Process”, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

“The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (Part II, 1950-2000)”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“Circa 1968”, Museu de Arte-Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
“Lewitt, Bochner, Tschubarov”, Tatunz Gallery, NY
“Scripta Manent”, Esso Gallery, NY
“After Image: Drawing Through Process”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Drawn to Scale” , Dieu Donne Gallery, New York, NY
“Drawings from the 1970’s”, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, NY
“Drawings from the 1960’s”, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

“The Serial Attitude”, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA., traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH.
“Paper Plus”, Dieu Donne Gallery, NY
“Deep Thought”, Basilico Fine Arts, NY
“Art Pared Down: Exploring Minimalism Across Media”, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
“More Pieces for the Puzzle; Recent Additions to the Collection”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Back to Back”, DeChiara/Stewart Gallery, NY

“Gravity-Axis of Contemporary Art”, National Musem of Art, Osaka, Japan
“Drawing is another kind of language”, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
“The Serial Attitude”, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
“Group Exhibition”, Sonnabend, NY
“One-Line Drawing”, Ubu Gallery, NY
“Laying Low; Postminimalism/ Scatter Art”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
“Au pied du mur”, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France
“Geometric Abstraction: Mel Bochner, Imi Knoebel, Sol LeWitt, Andrew Spence” ,Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Magie der Zahl”, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

“Limited Edition Artists Books Since 1990”, Brooke Alexander Gallery, NY
“Mel Bochner, Erik Satie, Philippe Seux”, Galerie Arnaud Lefebre, Paris
“New Art on Paper”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
“The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945-1995.”, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
“From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptor’s Drawings”, Frith Street Gallery, and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London.
“Sammlung Sonnabend”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
“L’informe: mode d’emploi”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Collection in Context; Selected contemporary photographs of hands from the collection of Henry Mendelssohn Buhl”, Thread Waxing Space, NY

“Mapping: A Response to MOMA”, American Fine Arts, NY
“1965-1995: Reconsidering the Object of Art”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Repicturing Abstraction : The Politics of Space”, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
“Drawing on Chance: Selections from the Collection”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Printmaking in America,: 1960-1990”, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

“A Century of Artists Books”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Extended Relations”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY
“From Minimal to Conceptual Art: Works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.”, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
“Painting and Sculpture:Recent Acquisitions”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Location I: Bickerton, Bochner, Morris”, Basilico Fine Arts, NY
“Gallery Group Exhibition”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY

“A Matchbox Enclosed”, Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne, Israel
“The American Livre de Peintre”, Grolier Club, NY
“European & American Drawings 1961-1969”, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NY
“Do All Roads Lead to Rome?”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

“Arte Americana 1930-1970”, Lingotto, Turin
“Marking The Decades: Prints 1960-1990”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
“Bochner, Chung, LeWitt”, Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
“Postcards from Alphaville:Jean-Luc Godard in Contemporary Art 1963-1992, P.S.1 Museum, NY

“A view from the 60’s: Selections from the Castelli and Sonnabend Collections”, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
“Drawings”, Lorence Monk Gallery, NY
“Dots”, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“American Abstraction” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
“Immaterial Objects”, Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, NY
“Motion and Document/Sequence and Time: Edward Muybridge and Contemporary American Photography”, Organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA, for travel

“Amerikanische Zeichnungen in den Achtziger Jaheren”, Albertina Museum, Vienna; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkuseun, Germany
“Concept-Decoratif: Anti-Formalist Art of the 70’s”, Nahan Contemporary, NY
“Divergent Styles: Contemporary American Drawing”, University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
“Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
“Overview”, David Nolan Gallery, NY
“Concept Art, Minimal Art:Sammlung Marzona”, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
“Minimalism and Post-Minimalism: Drawing Distinctions”’ Hood Museum, Dartmouth,N.H.
“The Unique Print”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
“Minimalist Prints”, Susan Sheehan Gallery, NY
“Art Conceptual, Formes Conceptuelles”, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
“Mel Bochner, Peter Halley, Robert Rauschenberg”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY

“l’Art Conceptuel, Une Perspective”’ Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; La Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid
“Repetition”’ Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY
“Conspicuous Display”’ Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.
“Lines & Geometry”, Rickey Renier Gallery, Chicago, IL
“New Works by Gallery Artists”, Sonnabend, NY
“Projects and Portfolios, The 25th National Print Exhibition”, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“Immaterial Objects” organized by the Whitney Museum for travel to: Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.; Albany Museum of Art, Georgia; San Jose Museum of Art, CA

“Abstracted Image”, Elizabeth McDonald Gallery, NY
“Raw Materials” Althea Viafora Gallery, NY
“Collection Sonnabend” Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAPC, Musee D’Art
Contemporain, Bordeaux; Art Cologne, Cologne; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin;Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Museo d̵#8217;Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy; Musee Rath, Geneva; Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo; Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan; The Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima
“Amerikanishce Druckgraphik: Recent American Prints”, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
“Systems and Abstraction”, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NY
“Turning Point; Art and Politics in 1968”, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY

“The Shape of Abstraction”, Russell Sage College, Albany, NY
“This is not a Photograph; 20 Years of Large-Scale Photography, 1966-1986” The John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fl.; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

“1967: At the Crossroads”. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
“Reconnecting”, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
“Points of Contact”, Laurie Rubin Gallery, NY
“Drawings from the Eighties”’ Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
“Early Concepts of the Last Decade”, Holly Solomon Gallery, NY

“Spirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawing”’ Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“An American Renaissance: Painting & Sculpture since 1940”, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“Contemporary Issues III: Robert and Nancy Kaye Collection”, Holman Hall Art Gallery Trenton State College
“The Shape of Abstraction”, Stux Gallery, NY

“The Maximal Implications of the Minimal Line”, Bard College Center, Annadale on Hudson, NY
“New Abstraction”, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
“Drawings”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Viewpoint, ‘84”, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
“Vanishing Points”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“Minding Measure: Measuring Mind”, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

“Minimalism to Expressionism”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
“Sculptors as Draftsmen”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

“74th American Exhibition”, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
“Prints by Contemporary Sculptors”, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CN.
“One, Two, Three”, Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France

“Summer Group Show”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY
“Murs”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

“Mel Bochner/Richard Serra”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,MA
“Explorations in the 70’s”, Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh, PA

“Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
“The Minimal Tradition”, Aldrich Museum, CN
“Pittura Ambiente”, Palazzo Reale, Milan
“The Decade in Review”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
“Oeuvres Contemporaines des Collections Nationales”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

“Eight Artists”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Contemporary Drawing/New York”, University of California Museum, Santa Barbara
“Numerals 1924-1977”, Leo Castelli Gallery, NY
“Three Installations: Acconci, Bochner, Le Va”, Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa, FL

“Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
“Ten Years”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
“Photonotations II”, Rosa Esman Gallery, NY
“Acconci/Bochner/Le Va”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY

“Drawing Now”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Photonotations”, Rosa Esman Gallery, NY
“Seventy-Second American Exhibition”, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
“Fourteen Artists: The New Decade”, Fort Worth Museum, Texas; Detroit Institute of Art, MI

“Bochner, Le Va, Rockburne, Tuttle”, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
“Print Sequence”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
“Drawings 3, American Drawings”, Museum Leverkusen, Germany
“The New Image”, High Museum, Atlanta
“Fourteen Artists”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
“Prints”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario

“Line as Language”, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
“Some Recent American Art”, Organized by The Museum of Modern Art for circulation in Australia and New Zealand
“Idea & Image”, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Project ‘74”, Cologne

“Festival d’Automme a Paris”, Paris
“New American Graphic Art”, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
“American Art, Third Quarter Century”, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
“American Drawings”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
“2D into 3D”, New York Cultural Center, NY
“Contemporanea”, Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome

“420 West Broadway at the Spoleto Festival”, Spoleto, Italy
“13 Artists Chosen for Documenta”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY
“Konzept-Kunst”, Kunstmuseum, Basel

“Situation Concepts”, Gallery Nachst, St. Stephen, Innsbruck

“Information”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Conceptual Art/arte povera/land art”, Museo Civico d’Arte Moderna, Turin
“Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects”, New York Cultural Center, NY
“Using Walls”, The Jewish Museum, NY
“Art in the Mind”, Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin, OH
“Language IV”, Dwan Gallery, NY
“Artists and Photographs”, Multiples Gallery, NY
“Recorded Activities”, Moore College, Philadelphia, PA

“Art in Progress IV”, Finch College Museum of Art, NY
“When Attitudes Become Form”, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne
“Konzeption/Conception”, Museum Leverkusen, Germany
“577,087”, Seattle Art Museum, WA

“Language II”, Dwan Gallery, NY
“No. 7”, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY
“Group Exhibition”, Bykert Gallery, NY
“Rejective Art”, organized by American Federation of Arts for travel in USA

“Art in Series”, Finch College Museum of Art, NY
“Scale Models and Drawings”, Dwan Gallery, NY
“Monuments”, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY


“Primary Structures: A Declaration of a New Attitude as revealed by an important Current Exhibition.”  Arts Magazine 40 (June 1966): 32-35.

“Art in Process-Structures.”  Arts Magazine 40 (September-October 1966): 38-39.

“Systemic Painting.”  Arts Magazine 41 (November 1966): 57-58.

“Review: Eccentric Abstraction.”  Arts Magazine 41 (November 1966): 57-58.

with Robert Smithson. The Domain of the Great Bear.  Art Voices 5 (Fall 1966): 44-51.

“Seven Translucent Tiers.” Aspen 5+6 (Fall/Winter 1967).

“Serial Art Systems: Solipsism.”  Arts Magazine 41 (Summer 1967): 39-43.

“The Serial Attitude.”  Artforum 6 (December 1967): 28-33.

Alfaville, Godard’s Apocalypse. Arts Magazine 42 (May 1968): 14-17.

“Drawings.”  Statement in Drawings. Munich: Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1969.

“Art at Risk.”  Studio International 179 (February 1970): 44-45.

“Theory of Boundaries.” Arts Magazine 44 (April 1970): 44.

“Excerpts from Speculation.”  Artforum 8 (May 1970): 70-73.

“Bullshit (Response to Tim Ulrich).” Artforum 9 (October 1970).

“Conditions.”  Bulletin 27, Amsterdam (15 September 1970).

“10 Hypotheses de Travail.”  VH-101 (Autumn 1970): 46-47.

Misunderstandings (A Theory of Photography), exh. cat. New York: Multiples Gallery, 1970.

11 Excerpts (1967-1970). Paris: Edition Sonnabend, 1971.

Mel Bochner/Notes on Theory. Kingston, Rhode Island: University of Rhode Island, April/May 1971.

“Mental Exercise #1 (Counting).” The Art Gallery Magazine 14 (April 1971): 32-33.

Mel Bochner. Milan: Editore Toselli, 1971.

“Réflections sur 1’ Axiome de l‚ puisement par Mel Bochner.”  Artitudes 4, Paris (February 1972): 17.

“Three Statements for Data Magazine.” Data Magazine 2 (February 1972): 62-67.

“Especulaciones.”  In Mel Bochner. Centro de Arte y Communicacion, Buenos Aires (April 1972).

“Parenthetical Reflections on Five Earlier Statements.” Arts Magazine 46 (Summer 1972): 38.

“Mel Bochner: 3 Demonstrations.” The Theory of Sculpture: Counting.  Bari: Galleria Marilena Bonomo (October 1972): 10-27.

“Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object.” Artforum 11 (June 1973): 74-75

“Primer: The Complete Catalog of Twenty-One Demonstrations from A Theory of Sculpture: Counting.” Flash Art Edizioni (1973).

“Ten to 10.” In Some Recent American Art. New York: The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (1973): 21.

Mel Bochner: (toward) Axiom of Indifference 1971-1973. New York and Paris: Sonnabend Gallery (1974-75).

Catalogue Statement in Prints: Bochner, LeWitt, Mangold, Marden, Martin, Renouf, Rockburne, Ryman. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario (December 1975- January 1976).

Letter to the Editor.  Arts Magazine 52 (May 1978): 24

Mel Bochner: oeuvres récentes, exh. cat. Paris: Centre International de Création Artistique (1982).

Mel Bochner, exh. cat. Tokyo: Gallery 360° (1993).

“Mel Bochner: Venticinque Anni: Scritti e interviste 1966-1990.” Carte d Arte: Internazionel Rivista d’ Arte Contemporanea, no. 3 (September 1993). Translated into Italian by Cecilia Casorati, Stefano Chiodi and Giovanni Iovane.

“Impossible Liberties: Contemporary Artists on the Life of Their Work over Time.” Edited by Kimberly Davenport.  Art Journal 54 (Summer 1995): 40-52.

Spéculations: Écrits, 1965-1973. Edited by Christope Cherix and Valérie Mavridorakis. Translated by Thierry Dubois. Geneva: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 2003.

“Secrets of the Domes.”  Artforum 45 (September 2006): 341-45.


“Flash Art Interview,” with Lisa Haller. Flash Art (June 1973): 14-15.

“Mel Bochner on Malevich, an Interview,” with John Coplans. Artforum 12 (June 1974): 59-63.

“Art = Idea +/- the Object: Talking with Mel Bochner, 18 April 1972,” with Ellen H. Johnson. In Modern Art and the Object. New York, Haper & Row (1976): 204-215.

“Entretien avec Mel Bochner,” with Claude Gintz, Artistes 5 (June-July 1980): 31-33.

“Interview,” with Charles Stuckey. In Mel Bochner: 1973-1985. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University (1985): 16-22.

“The Archeology of Doubt: Mel Bochner in conversation with Jacopo Benci,” 891 International Artists Magazine 3 (June 1986):8-13.

“From Idea to Experience: Interview with Fréderic Valabrèque.” Artefactum (June-August 1988): 14-17, 58, 62-63.

“Interview: Mel Bochner talks with Paul Cummings.” Drawing 10 (May/June 1988): 9-13.

“Interview: Abstraction Up Against the Wall,” with Barbara Rose. View: The Photojournal of Art (April 1989): 54-57.

“Out of Context: Mel Bochner, with Melissa Marks.” Tema Celeste 21 (July-September 1989): 61-63.

“Abstract Art: Alive and Well in ‘91.” Journal of Art 4 (June-August 1991): 28-30.

“Mel Bochner: The Gallery is a Theater,” with James Meyer. Flash Art 27 (Summer 1994): 99-101.

“Mel Bochner Interview,” with Lizbeth Marano. Archives of American Art (May 1994).

“How Can You Defend Making Paintings Now? A Conversation between Mel Bochner and James Meyer.”  In As Painting: Division and Displacement. Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University (2001): 199-204.

“Language Factory: Mel Bochner talks to Mark Godfrey about words, portraits, Roget;s Thesaurus, color, Jorge Luis Borges, humour, nostalgia and political engagement.”  Frieze 87 (November/December 2004): 102-05.

“Art in Conversation: Mel Bochner with Phong Bui.” Brooklyn Rail (May 2006): 16-17.

Bochner came of age during the second half of the 1960s, a moment of radical change both in society at large as well as in art. While painting slowly lost its preeminent position in modern art, language moved from talking about art to becoming part of art itself. Bochner has consistently probed the conventions of both painting and of language, the way we construct and understand them, and the way they relate to one another to make us more attentive to the unspoken codes that underpin our engagement with the world.