Pae White

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smoke tapestry 2 (working title), 2007 Woven Fabric © courtesy the artist
© Courtesy of the Artist and 1301PE Gallery
© Pae White
Smoke Sequence #6. Collection of Palm Springs Art Museum, purchase with funds provided by Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. , 2009 Tapestry © The artist, photograph Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy 1301PE (Los Angeles)
Smoke Knows (detail), 2009 Mixed Media Photo: Fredrik Nielsen © Courtesy the artist and greengassi
Dying Oak, 2009 Animation Film © Courtesy of the Artist and 1301PE Gallery
Sea Beast (detail), 2010 © Courtesy of the artist & The Power Plant
Still, Untitled, 2010 Cotton And Polyester 366 X 1219 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and SITE Santa Fe
Restless Rainbow, 2011 Inkjet Printed On Viny © Courtesy of the artist and The Art Institute of Chicago
© Courtesy of the Artist and 1301PE Gallery
Pop Storm, 2011 © Courtesy the artist, kaufmann repetto, Milan ; Credit: photograph by Roberto Marossi
S U M M E R X X, 2012 Acrylic Thread © Courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles. Photo: Carlos Avendano
Too much night, again , 2013 Installation, Mixed Media © Courtesy greengrassi, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Too much night, again , 2013 Installation, Mixed Media © Courtesy greengrassi, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
© Courtesy of the Artist and Greengrassi
Genau or Never, 2012-2014 Approx 540 Pieces Of Neon Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist and Greengrassi
Genau or Never, 2012-2014 Approx 540 Pieces Of Neon Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist and Greengrassi
Rendering of Hollywood Hills House, 2001 © Courtesy of the Artist and ltd los angeles
© Courtesy of the Artist and The Henry Art Gallery
Quick Facts
Pasadena, California
Birth year
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Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles

Pae White


1963 Pasadena, California

Lives and works in Los Angeles


1991 MFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1990 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MN

1985 BA Scripps College, Claremont, CA



Pae White, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA


Pae White, St. Louis Art Museum, New Media Series, St. Louis, MI

Material Mutters, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada


2 Person exhibition with Daniel Buren, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Smoke Knows, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Bright and Dark, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VI

Between the Outside In, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Between the Inside Out, Mills College, San Francisco, CA


Pae White: Lisa Bright & Dark, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2 Person exhibition with TJ Wilcox, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

Mr. Baci e Abracci, galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan, Italy

Too Much Night, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany


Get Well Soon, greengrassi, London, UK

2 Person exhibition with Virgil Marti, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC


Midnight, Skestos Gabriele, Chicago, IL

NW for NZ Sue, Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

In no particular order, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester


another cherry blossom, greengrassi, London, UK

Cottonmouth, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

Bazar, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

Periwinkles, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

In No Particular Order, Milton Keyes Gallery, Milton Keyes, UK


Pae White, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Amps and Ohms, centre d'art contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France

Ohms and Amps, Le Salle de Bains, Lyon, France


Giraffes, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

(untitled), Richard Telles Fine Art. Los Angeles, CA

Fire 'n' Nice, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Chamois, Sespe and Foggy, galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan


Ghost Towns, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

A grotto, some nightfish and a second city, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Actual Tigers, greengrassi, London, UK


Pae White, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Pae White, galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan, Italy

Birds and Ships, neugerriemschneider, Berlin


Pae White, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Pae White, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA


Pae White, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

WPEP, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Neapolitan City, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA


Pae White, greengrassi, London, UK


Animal Flood, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY


Summer Work, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Pae White, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Graduate Exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


10, 11, W.C. Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


Pae White, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA



Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York

Pieces a vivre, curated by Violaine Daniels, Centre d'art contemporain, Chamarande, France

Konigstraum und Massenware, Utopia Daily, curated by Katia Baudin, Porzellanikon, Selb, Germany

Alchemy, Reed College, Portland, OR

King Rat, curated by Tessa Giblin, Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland

The Tale of a Blind Resistance Fighter, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands

One Work, One Room, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

The Artist's Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Musuem of American Art, New York, NY

Marea de Nudos, Galeria Jesus Gallardo, Leon, Gunajuanto, Mexico


Fare Mondi/Making Worlds, 53rd La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Mind The Step, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Notation. Calculation and Form in the Arts, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany. Curated by Dieter Appelt and Peter Weibel.

1999, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Contemplating the Void, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Curated by Nancy Spector

House is Not a Home, La Calmeterie, Nazelles, France curated by Ingrid Bruchard

Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Group Show, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

In Bed Together, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA

From My Universe: Objects of Desire, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Rock Garden, Salon 94, New York, New York

Flower Power, Villa Giulia - CRAA Cenre Ricerca Arte Attuale, Verbania, Italy

Installations Inside/Out: Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA


Cohabitation, 13 artists and collage, galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan,Italy

Shhoener Wohner, neugerreimschneider, Berlin

MEXICO: Expected/Unexpected, Collection of Agustin et Isabel Coppel, Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Shoes, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Introduction, About Change Collection, Berlin, Germany

100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art, Rochelle School, Shoreditch, London, UK

Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles

Los Vinilos, London, Zoo Fair, Burlington Gardens, Curated by Henry Coleman

Aesthetics of SImilarities, Another History of Future; Prague Triennale - Re-reading the Future, Veletrzni Palace, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Variation 1, Wiener Konzerthausses, Vienna, Austria

Smoke, Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Construction, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Group Show, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Under the Influence, Art and Culture center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

COLOR, Gabriele Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois

run run, Collins Gallery at University of Scotland, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

Legende, Domaine Departemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France

Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK, Curated by Andrea Schlieker


Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Skulpture Projekte Munster 07, Munster, Germany

If Everybody Had an Ocean,Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK

New Materials as New Media, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Los Vinilos, El Basilico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Shadow Cabinet - part II; Route A1, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Six, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

LA Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, Germany

Uneasy Angel, Waldthausen, Spreuth Magers, Munich, Germany

No Room for the Groom, An Exhibition with Douglas Sirk, Herald Street, London, UK

Sound Art Limo, The Armory, New York, NY

Sculptor's Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Michel and seine Freunde, Studio of MIchel Majerus, Berlin, Germany

Running around the Pool, Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Darling take Fountain, Kalfayan Galleries, Greece

Brian Wilson, Tate Museum, St. Ives, United Kingdom, Curated by Alex Farquarson

Alone in the Jungle, Mandarin, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by George Porcari


Collage Effect, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Glass, Material Matters, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

La Triennale di Milano, Milan (cat.)

Kit-O-Parts, CAN, Centre d'Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland

We Can do this Now, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

New Acquisitions, Tate, London, United Kingdom

HyperDesign, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China. Curated by Jonathan Watkins, Gianfranco Maraniello, Xiao Xiaolan, Lin Shu Min and Huang Du

Angela Bulloch, Judy Ledgerwood, Diana Thater and Pae White, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Domestique, Gallery Standard, Oslo, Norway Curated by Eivind Furnesvik and Salome Sommer

Raid Triumverate 4, Pae White, Machine Histories and Amy Robinson, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Pae White

Il diavolo del focolare, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy. Curated by Claudia Gian Ferrari

ARCADIA, Hamburg, Germany, Curated by Oliver Zybock

Shape without form, galleria francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

Light X 8, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Curated by Ali Gass.

Galleries Group Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

Accommodate, St. Paul St, School of Art and Design, AUT University, Aukland, New Zealand, Curated by M.J. Karr, (cat.)

Among the Ash Heaps of Millionaires, Ancient & Modern, London, United Kingdom

Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

four decades of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Curated by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider

Life on the Screens, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Museum fur Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

Tracking and Tracing - Contemporary Acquisitions 2000 - 2005, San Diego Museum of Art,  San Diego, CA

The Lateral Slip, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, Curated by Jan Tumlir

Interior Worlds, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium, Curated by Vincent Pecoil


The Secret History of Clay, Tate, Liverpool, UK. Curated by Simon Groom

Strike, ICA, Philadelphia, PA.

Strange Weather, Modern Art, London, UK

The Raw and the Cooked, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

The Hollows of Glamour, Herbert Read Gallery, Cantebury , UK. Curated by Martin Clark.

Game, Ferragamo, Milan, Italy

Past Present Future: Contemporary Art 1950-present, The Art Instutue of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sign Language, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Watershed, Minetta Brook, New York, curated by Diane Shamash.

Breathing Water, Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland. Curated by Ugo Rondinone.

Utopia Station, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy, Curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Black Rainbow, Lucky Tackle, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Anne Collier.

160 Master Drawings, Oldenburg Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany, Curated by Michael Neff.

Works for Giovanni, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles


Cola Grants, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

LEI. Women in Italian Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy, Curated by Francesco Bonami.

Hover, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Curated by Pamela Meredith.

Artist's Gifts, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Game, Ferragamo, New York, NY

From the Flat Files New Zealand, Curated by Brian Butler and Amada Cruz.

3-D, Friedrich Petzel Gallery. New York, NY, curated by Mark Fletcher.


hell, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

Richard Hawkins, Stan Kaplan and Pae White, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

Intangible, exposicion homenaja a Luis Barragan, Casa ITESO Clavigero, Guadalajara, Mexico

Strolling Through and Ancient Shrine and Garden, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

Bosco, Brain Multiples, JRP Editions, Small Noise, Air de Paris, Paris, France

John Miller, Pae White and Fred Wilson, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

Shimmering Surfaces, Arnolfini Museum, Bristol, United Kingdon and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Center of Attraction, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

August 1 - 31, 2002, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

New Work, New Spaces, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

featherweight, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Americans. New Art., Barbican Gallery, London, UK

Extra Art: A Survey of Artist's Ephemera 1960-1999, The California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

The Cult, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Dedalic Convention, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Zero Gravity, Kunstverein, Dusseldorf, Germany

Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Los Angeles

Over..., Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece


LA, Monika Spruth and Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

Cheeseburger, Jurgen Becker Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

Circles Ëš3, Zentrum fur Kunst and Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Made in California, 1900 - 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Redrawing the Line, Art in General, New York, NY

Sex in the Country, Forde, Espace d'art contemporain L'Usine

Works on Paper, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

What if, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Against Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA


OldNewTown, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Papermake, Modern Art, Inc., London, UK

After the Goldrush, Threadwaxing Space, NY


Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Color Fields, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA, Los Angeles, CA

Biomorphic Abstraction, Curt Marcus Gallery, NY, NY

L.A. Current Looking at the Light, 3 Generations of LA Artists, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

WAHLVERWANDTSCHAFTEN, Art & Appenzel, Appenzell, Switzerland

Hirsch Farm Project Now: Speculative Environment, Theme Song and Wisconsin Open House, MCA, Chicago

PhotoImage: Printmaking 60's to 90's, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

LA or Lilliput?, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Flaming June, works on paper, inc. Los Angeles, CA

Love at the End of the Tunnel, or the Beginning of a Smart New Day, COCA, Seattle, WA.

The Unreal Person, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Three Day Weekend, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

In the Polka Dot Kitchen, Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles and The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena


Enterprise, ICA, Boston, MA. Curated by Christoph Grunenberg

Elusive Paradise, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

New Acquisitions and Work from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

No Small Feet, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

[re] - meditation: The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (cat.)

Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles, Three Day Weekend in Malmo, Sweden

Ten Los Angeles Artists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

New Grounds, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL


Landscape Reclaimed, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA's Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

True Bliss, LACE, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)

Muse-X Editions recent publications, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

Sally Elesby/Pae White, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

Mod Squad, Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, CA

Ginny Bishton Richard Hawkins Pae White, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open House, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College, Pasadena, CA

HAWAII, with Jorge Pardo, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY.

Saturday Night Fever, Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA

filmcuts, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

neotoma, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Youth Culture ate My Dog (but I don't really mind), TBA, Chicago, IL

Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, Curated by Sarah Seager and Thad Strode.


Message is the Medium, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New York

Pure Beauty, The American Center, Paris, France and MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Ann Goldstein.

Notational Photography, Petzel/Borgmann and Metro Pictures, New York, NY, Curated by Friedrich Petzel.

The Art of Seduction, The Center Gallery at Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida. Curated by Bonnie Clearwater (cat.)

Watt, Witte de With, Rotterdam and the Kunsthal, Rotterdam. Curated by Goose Oosterhof and Chris Dercon.

Identity: The Logic of Appearance, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Curated by Shoshana Blank.

Bad Girls, The New Museum, New York. Curated by Marcia Tucker.

Plane Structures, Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Renaissance Society, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and White Columns,Wesleyan University Center, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, The University of North Texas Art Gallery. Curated by David Pagel.(cat.)

Green, Bradley Building, Los Angeles. Curated by Wendy Adest.

Transtextualism, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Sabina Ott.


Cherry Bomb, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Mike Blockstein and Meg Mack.

TIMES, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London, England, curated by Andrew Cross.

Home Alone, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Michael Cohen.

The Imp of the Perverse, Sally Hawkins, New York, NY. Curated by Alisa Tager.

Sugar n' Spice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California. Curated by Carolanne Klonirides and Noriko Gamblin. (cat.)

Into the Lapse, Karsten Schubert, London, Friesenwall 120, Cologne, Germany,

Dogenhouse, Leipzig, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin

The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen (cat.)

Societe des Expositions, Palais des Beaux- Arts, Brussels, Curated by Brian D.Butler and Jean Rasenberger.


Summer Show, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Group Show, Elizabeth Koury, New York, NY

Recent Purchases From the Roseview Collection, Roseview Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Sally Elesby

Detour, International House, New York, NY, curated by Barbara Duncan and Sandra Antelo-Saurez. (cat.)


The Lick of the Eye, Shoshana Wayne, Santa Monica, CA, curated by David Pagel

Sam Durant, Ed Suman, Andrew Winer and Pae White, Parker Zanic, Los Angeles, CA

Window on L.A., L.A. Art Fair. Curated by David Pagel. (cat.)


Mixed Media, Mixed Messages, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Curated by Paul Darrow.

The White Show, W.C. Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Tom Dolan and Mark Stritzel.

Art Center and UCLA at Cal Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


Anderson, Michael. "Sugar n' Spice", Art Issues, May/June 1993, p. 39

Curtis, Cathy. "Nice n' Subversive", Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition.Thurs.,3/18/93, p. 4

Gamblin, Noriko. Sugar n' Spice, exhibition catalogue published by Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA

"LBMA Opens Sugar n' Spice by a Dozen Women Artists", Seal Beach Leisure World Golden Rain News, February 18, 1993

King, Debra. "Women's Perspective in Art", Westart, March 28, 1993, p. 3

Pagel, David. "The Strange House That Pae White Built", The Los Angeles Times, Friday, Feb. 19, 1993. p. 20

Frank, Peter. "Intriquing works by a new generation of women artists..." Long Beach Press Telegram, March 12, 1993, p.14


Relyea, Lane. "Politically Correct/Incorrect", Artspace, July/August, 1992, pp.28-30

Tager, Alisa. Detour (catalogue) 1992


Kandel, Susan. "L.A. in Review", Arts, November, p. 97

Pagel, David. "Window on L.A." catalogue essay

Rugoff, Ralph. "Missing Persons", L.A. Weekly, August 2, 1991, p. 27

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Slaves of L.A. and Others", Artspace, Summer, 1991, p. 72

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