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Birthplace
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Birth year
1945

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
 
Statement

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:

Jun, 2016 Art Basel 2016 - Sector: Unlimited
Art Basel
 
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
 
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Paul McCarthy has Exhibited at these venues:

Art Basel 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 INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA
Simon Lee 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
www.tank.tv ESMOD
Gallery BMB 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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