Michael Zelehoski

 
 



Michael Zelehoski crée un dialogue entre différents modèles artistiques de constructions et d’assemblages tels que les collages cubistes de Pablo Picasso, les Ready Mades de Marcel Duchamp, ou les Combine Paintings de Robert Rauschenberg. L'artiste ne fait pas, de façon volontaire, directement allusion au caractère ironique de ces œuvres de référence, mais il crée une relation certaine entre jeu et conflit, déconstruction et reconstruction de ses objets. Ce conflit, ou acte de transformation, est un élément critique de son processus artistique. L'expression artistique est marquée par le refus de l’artiste de trouver l’original d’un objet en trois dimensions ainsi que d'établir l’authenticité de l’objet qui se trouve être à la fois concrète et abstraite. En effet, Michael Zelehoski considère l’histoire de l’objet lui-même comme un élément de première importance dans l’expérience de ses œuvres.

Aliza Edelman, "Michael Zelehoski: Objecthood", Septembre 2010

Michael Zelehoski est diplômé du Bard College de Simon’s Rock au nord de New York et de l’Université Finis Terrae de Santiago au Chili. Il revient aux Etats-Unis après avoir passé six ans en Amérique du Sud. Ce retour aux sources coïncide parfaitement avec la retombée littérale de son travail sculptural dans la peinture en deux dimensions. 

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Zelehoski initiates a playful dialogue with earlier artistic examples of constructions and assemblages, including Picasso’s Cubist collages, Duchamp’s Readymades, and Rauschenberg’s Combines. While Zelehoski might not allude, intentionally, to the ironical underpinnings of these earlier artworks, there remains a degree of play and conflict in the reconciliation of his objects’ destruction and reconstruction. This conflict or act of transformation is a critical component of the artistic process. Its expression is found in Zelehoski’s denial of an object’s original, three-dimensional structure, and his subsequent establishment of the object’s authenticity as both concrete and abstract. In effect, the artist considers the history of the object itself as a primary element in the contemporary experience of his sculpture.
Aliza Edelman, "Michael Zelehoski: Objecthood", September 2010

Michael Zelehoski received his Associates of Art degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a BA from the Universidad Finis Terrae, in Santiago, Chile. Michael Zelehoski’s return to the United States after six years in South America coincided with the literal collapse of his early sculptural work into the two-dimensional picture plane. He has exhibited nationally and internationally.

 

 

Né en \ Born in 1979, Concord, MA
Vit et travaille à \ Lives and works in Beacon, NY

www.michaelzelehoski.com



ACTUALITÉS \ NEWS

L'OEil du collectionneur, Neuf collections particulières strasbourgeoises, Focus 1 - Passages, Collection G. & M. Burg, Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, 17 sept. - 20 nov. 2016
Vienna Contemporary, avec \ with BACKSLASH, Vienna, Austria, 22 - 25 sept. 2016

 

FORMATION \ EDUCATION

Universidad Finis Terrae, Fine Arts,
BA, Santiago de Chile, 2001-2003
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Liberal Arts, AA, Great Barrington, MA, 1996-1998


 

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES \ SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Object Permanence, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2015
New Order, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY, 2015
VOLTA, with Ethan Cohen, Basel, 2014
Project space, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
VOLTA, with Ethan Cohen, New York, NY, 2014
Art Stage Singapore, with Ethan Cohen Gallery, Singapore, 2014
VOLTA, with Ethan Cohen, New York, NY, 2013
DODGE Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA, 2011
Pulse, with Christina Ray Gallery, Miami, FL, 2010
Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA, 2009
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Park Row Gallery, Chatham, NY, 2008
Kasten Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA, 2007
SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
North American Cultural Institute, Santiago de Chile, 2005
La Nacion, Santiago de Chile, 2004


 

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES \ GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Seattle Art Fair, avec \ with BACKSLASH, Seattle, WA, 2016
Le temps de l’audace et de l’engagement – De leur temps (5), Collections privées françaises, en collaboration entre l’Institut d’art contemporain et l’ADIAF (French collectors' national association), Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2016
Objects and Everydays Goods, Mike Weiss gallery, New York, 2016
WOOD, Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Beverly, MA, 2015
VOLTA 11, with BACKSLASH, Basel, 2015
27.11, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2014
Perceived Values, Art Miami, with Mike Weis Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
Art Paris Art Fair, with BACKSLASH, Paris, 2014
Art Miami and Scope Miami Beach, with Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL, 2013
Exquisite Illusion, with Warner Friedman, curated by Van Shields, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 2013
(de)constructions, with Rero, Boris Tellegen & Xavier Theunis, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2013
Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen, New York, 2013
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, 2012
Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY, 2012
DODGE Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Jen Bekman, New York, NY, 2012
Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA, 2012
Emerge, with Ethan Cohen, Washington, DC, 2012
Scope, with Ethan Cohen, Miami, FL, 2012
Pulse, with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Miami, FL, 2011
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX, 2011
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, 2011
Christina Ray Gallery, NEXT, Chicago, IL, 2011
Art Chicago, with Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010
Christina Ray Gallery, NEXT, Chicago, IL, 2010
ArtSlant, Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY, 2010
Local Project, Long Island City, NY, 2012
Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Gt. Barrington, MA, 2009
Storefront Artist’s Project, Pittsfield, MA, 2009
Storefront Artist’s Project, Pittsfield, MA, 2008
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA, 2008
Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA, 2008
Atrium Gallery – Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2007
The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY, 2007
Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY, 2007
Kasten Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA, 2007
SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, 2006
SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, 2005
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile, 2004
Centro de Artes Visuales, Santiago de Chile, 2004
Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo Cantro Norte, Chile, 2004
Casino de Vina del Mar, Vina del Mar, Chile, 2003
Centro Cultural de La Reina, La Reina, Chile, 2003

 

PRIX \ AWARDS

Staten Island Museum’s Juried Art Show, 1st Place, 2012
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fellowship
Golden Frame Award, 2nd Place, ArtSlant
Survey America, Art Chicago, 2010
Assets for Artists, Development Grant, 2009



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris



RESIDENCES  \ FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil, 2015 - 2016

 

PRESSE \ PRESS

André Balbo, "Nouvelle présentation des collections contemporaines du Centre Pompidou", Evous, 2016
"Michael Zelehoski "Object Permanence" at BACKSLASH", Urbanite, 2015
"Michael Zelehoski / BACKSLASH", Le-tigre-a-des-yeux, 2015
Alex Greenberger, "Michael Zelehoski", Art News, 2015
"Michael Zelehoski - Objet Permanence @ BACKSLASH", Emporiums, 2015
Laurent Boudier, "Michael Zelehoski - Objet Permanence", Télérama Sortir, 2015
"Michael Zelehoski : Objet Permanence", Wall Street International, Eng / Fr, 2015
Alex Greenberger, "Michael Zelehoski. Mike Weiss", ARTNEWS, oct. 2015
"Basel's Renowned Art Fair For New And Emerging art: VOLTA 11", Widewalls, 2015
Lorenzo Pereira, "Volta 11 in Basel", Widewalls, 2015
Janine Stankus, "Michael Zelehoski's New Order", Cool hunting, 2015
"Michael Zelehoski Turns Three-Dimensional Materials Into Two-Dimensional Mixed-Media Art", Coolthings, 2015
David Behringer, "Flattening Reality: the art of Michael Zelehosky", Design Milk, 2015
Yasmin Ali, "Michael Zelehoski Flattends Reality", Rogue habits, 2015
Kurt Mcvey, "How Michael Zelehoski Activates the EveryDay", T Magazine, 2015
Jade Moyano, "New Order by Michael Zelehoski", Trendland, 2015
"Dans les galeries...", Arts Magazine, 2015
"Recap “(de)Constructions” Group Exhibition at Backslash Gallery", Graffuturism, 2013
"(De)construction à la Backslash Gallery", openminded.com, 2013
"(De)constructions @ Backslash Gallery", Valdan, 2013
"(De)constructions at Backslash Gallery", NY Arts, 2013
"Soon : (de) construction @ Backslash Gallery", Emporium’s, 2013
Elphège Fremy, "Vincent Sator, Backslash, Agnès B : les galeries à voir ce mois ci", myfactory.net, 2013
Post, Noah, "Secondary Structures", Glasschord, 2012
Elder, Don, “Space, Play, Form and Distortion.” Hyperallergic, 2012
Miranda, Carolina A, “Must-See Arts in the City.” WNYC, 2012
Gopnik, Blake, “Objects that portray themselves.” The Daily Beast, 2012
"Where to buy." The Week, 2011
Shaw, Keith, “Michael Zelehoski’s Articulated Chairs.” The Berkshire Week, 2011
Rogovy, Seth, “New Exhibition of Works by Michael Zelehoski at Sanford Smith Gallery.” The Regovoy Report, 2011
Moran, Jarrett, “Michael Zelehoski”, Artlog, 2010
"Michael Zelehosk : Objecthood", Dwell, 2010
Laster, Paul, “Michael Zelehoski, ‘Objecthood’.” Timeout New York, 2010
Seth Curcio, "The collapse of Objecthood", Daily Serving, 2010
Mesler, Steven, "My Vote for Next Great Artist : Michael Zelehoski", Huffpost Arts, 2010
Orensten, Evan, “Michael Zelehoski.” Cool Hunting, 2010
Laster, Paul, "NEXT Art Fair", Art in America, 2010
Fairweather, Judith. "Reconstructing Craftsmanship." The Advocate, 2009
Shaw, Keith. "Charted Artifacts and Unhinged Chairs." The Berkshire Eagle, 2009
McGee, Alison. "Art with a (Re)Purpose." Berkshire Living, 2009
Shaw, Keith, “Fresh Vision”, Artscope, 2007