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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2016 Human Figure
Riva Project
Mar, 2016 Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA
MOCA Geffen Contemporary

Paul McCarthy is a contemporary American artist. Originally formally trained as a painter, McCarthy's main interest lies in everyday activities and the mess created by them. His work often seeks to undermine the idea of "the myth of artistic greatness" and attacks the perception of the heroic male artist. McCarthy has created several Christmas-themed works. Through them, he combines the dismal aesthetic and the real meaning of Christmas. Through this, McCarthy is able to stay close to the bottomless ground of creativity by accepting, even embracing, the one truly consistent strategy: failure.

Recent Exhibits

Paul McCarthy participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2016 Heroes: Commissariat The Drawer (Barbara Soyer et Sophie Toulouse)
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Jan, 2016 Paramount Ranch III
Paramount Ranch
Jan, 2016 Impromptu
The Box
Nov, 2015 Drawings
Renaissance Society
Oct, 2015 About Trees
Zentrum Paul Klee
Oct, 2015 Drawing | The Bottom Line
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Riva Project MOCA Geffen Contemporary
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois Paramount Ranch
The Box Renaissance Society
Zentrum Paul Klee S.M.A.K.
UCI Art Gallery Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Hauser & Wirth Zürich Kadist Art Foundation
The Lab Marlborough Fine Art
Rachel Uffner Gallery Hauser & Wirth 69th Street New York
FLAG Art Foundation Drawing Room
21er Haus Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row)
The George Economou Collection Hayward Gallery
Delaware Art Museum Patrick Painter Inc.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Portikus
Hammer Museum Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York
OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery 8. Salon
De Hallen Haarlem Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago Moderna Museet - Stockholm
Kestnergesellschaft Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC - Universidad de Chile
Bleecker Street Arts Club Perry Rubenstein Gallery
Galerie Micky Schubert Park Avenue Armory
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Socrates Sculpture Park
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) Ludwig Museum and Contemporary Art Museum ( Budapest)
Palm Springs Art Museum New Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Praz-Delavallade - Paris ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) Fundació Joan Miró
MOCA Grand Avenue’s Ahmanson Auditorium MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Saatchi Gallery L&M Arts, Los Angeles
Neue Nationalgalerie Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara
Altman Siegel Gallery National Cultural-Art and Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal"
Echo Park Film Center Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Rubell Family Collection Hauser & Wirth London
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) Shanghai Gallery of Art
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th Anna Kustera
South London Gallery Charles Riva Collection
Martin-Gropius-Bau P K M TRINITY GALLERY
Galerie Bob van Orsouw Yvon Lambert Gallery
FordPROJECT David Risley Gallery
Loretta Howard Gallery La Maison Rouge
Gasworks Dilston Grove
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin Whitney Museum of American Art
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi George Krevsky Gallery
Luhring Augustine - Chelsea The Wall at In:Surgo! Berlin
Walker Art Center Gavlak
Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
Bass Museum of Art Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Nyehaus Lisson Gallery
Botanische Tuinen, Fort Hoofddijk Larissa Goldston Gallery
Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL Mexico White Columns
MOCA Pacific Design Center Broelmuseum, NMBS Hall
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Perry Rubenstein Gallery - W. 23rd St. The Center for Book Arts
Santa Monica Museum of Art carriage trade
CCA Wattis Institute 1301PE
museum on the seam Jail Gallery
Five Thirty Three project space downtown LA
Domus Artium DA2, Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca Deitch Projects - Grand St.
IKON Ltd. Presentation House Gallery
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CCA Wattis Institute
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