April 28, 2016

Andrew Holmquist: 2016 NewCity Breakout Artist

We are very excited to learn that Andrew Holmquist is a 2016 NewCity Breakout Artist!

Holmquist hunts for killer compositions, informed by his experience as a human, an astute media consumer and an image-maker, taking notice when the perfect pose is struck.

– Kelly Reaves

April 21, 2016

BY HAND in Visual Art Source

A great concise round up of BY HAND in Visual Art Source:

“In ‘By Hand,’works by six artists are brought together to illustrate the aesthetic characteristics at the core of the gallery’s overall program. Each piece contains a reference to the figure, and as the title indicates, each bears the visible hand of the artist.”

– Robin Dluzen

March 25, 2016

Michael Robinson review: Art in America

Michael Robinson received a great review in the April issue of Art in America.

“Michael Robinson’s mesmeric exhibition ‘Mad Ladders’ appeared to enact the efforts of such an extraterrestrial interpreter, for whom our cultural imagery would hold indeterminate meanings and could be recoded into new systems of signification.”

– Mashinka Firunts

March 9, 2016


We are very excited to announce the release of our new publication Andrew Holmquist: STAGE LEFT. This publication is a combination of a comic, essay (by David Getsy) and catalogue all revolving around Andrew Holmquist’s exhibition of the same title. Stage Left is a limited edition run of 500 and is $40.00. If you are interested in reserving a copy, please email the gallery at info@secristgallery.com or call 312.491.0917.

December 16, 2015

Anne Lindberg solo exhibition at Art Omi

fold and unfold, is a solo exhibition by gallery artist and Art Omi alumnus Anne Lindberg (2009) that will take place at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, January 16 – March 13, 2016.

From the Art Omi press release:

fold and unfold is part of Lindberg’s new series, “Building Drawings”, which blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, textiles and conceptual art on an architectural scale. Drawn graphite fields anchor room-sized installations created in fine chromatic thread to create a subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive optical and spatial phenomenon that shifts the physical and emotional geographies of both the space and viewer.

Lindberg writes, ‘within the quiet reserve and formal abstraction is a strong impulse to speak from a deep place within myself about that is private, vulnerable, fragile, and perceptive to the human condition. My work is a mirror of how I experience the world. As I map the surface of the work, negotiating physicality, optics and ideas through drawing languages, my voice withholds, blurs, teases and veils.'”

This exhibition will be Anne’s first exhibition in upstate NY since moving there from Kansas City. In addition to the exhibition, Anne will be on sight for 10 days prior to the opening creating a portion of the exhibition. As well, Fellow Omi alumnus, “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney, will present a solo performance inspired by Anne’s exhibition March 12 at 7 PM.




August 28, 2015

Michael Robinson featured in ACRE TV’s “Tele-nova” exhibition


“Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen.”

Tele-nova is curated by Robyn Farrell and will be on view at ACRE TV from September 1 – October 31, 2015.

August 25, 2015

Whitney Bedford is a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awardee

A huge congratulations to Whitney Bedford, a 2015 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. This grant supports the artist’s living and working expenses for one year. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded over 64 million dollars to artists in 76 countries.

Image: Whitney Bedford, Echec Sauvage, 2015, ink and oil on panel. 30 x 42 inches [Photo Credit: Evan Bedford]


August 19, 2015

Artist Talk by Alex Bradley Cohen

Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

The Elmhurst Art Museum will be hosting a talk by recently exhibited artist Alex Bradley Cohen whose painting Summertime graces the cover of the New American Paintings publication. Learn more about his body of work which includes self-portraits and images of his family, friends, sitcoms and historical events. 

August 4, 2015

Britton Bertran joins Carrie Secrist Gallery

Carrie Secrist Gallery is thrilled to announce that Britton Bertran has been hired as the gallery’s new Associate Director:

Britton Bertran comes to Carrie Secrist Gallery with over 17 years of contemporary art experience as a gallerist, curator, administrator, educator and arts consultant. Formerly the owner of 40000, a Chicago-based commercial art gallery, Mr. Bertran currently teaches in the Arts Administration and Policy department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was most recently the Fellows Program Officer at United States Artists. As an independent curator, he has organized exhibitions for The Hyde Park Art Center, the Loyola Museum of Art and numerous other gallery spaces. You can contact Britton at 312.491.0197 or britton@secristgallery.com.

July 27, 2015

Summer Hours

Carrie Secrist Gallery is open by appointment only through September 7. If you would like to visit the gallery, please call us at 312.491.0917 or email info@secristgallery.com.


July 22, 2015

Liliana Porter, Whitney Museum of American Art

Liliana Porter’s work is included in Amercia is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition is on view from May 1 – September 27, 2015.

Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection, America Is Hard to See takes the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown appear alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon.


The title, America Is Hard to See, comes from a poem by Robert Frost and a political documentary by Emile de Antonio. Metaphorically, the title seeks to celebrate the ever-changing perspectives of artists and their capacity to develop visual forms that respond to the culture of the United States. It also underscores the difficulty of neatly defining the country’s ethos and inhabitants, a challenge that lies at the heart of the Museum’s commitment to and continually evolving understanding of American art.

Organized chronologically, the exhibition’s narrative is divided into twenty- three thematic “chapters” installed throughout the building. These sections revisit and revise established tropes while forging new categories and even expanding the definition of who counts as an American artist. Indeed, each chapter takes its name not from a movement or style but from the title of a work that evokes the section’s animating impulse. Works of art across all mediums are displayed together, acknowledging the ways in which artists have engaged various modes of production and broken the boundaries between them.

More information

July 11, 2015

Alex Bradley Cohen: SWIM 1 at New Image Art, Los Angeles

Alex Bradley Cohen participates in SWIM 1, a group exhibition at New Image Art on view from July 11 – August 1, 2015.

Cohen exhibits alongside Alicia McCarthy, Jenny Sharaf, Barry McGee, Teen Witch, Chris Johanson, and Mario Ayala, among many others.

New Image Art is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.