Roxy Paine



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Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce Farewell Transmission, a two-venue exhibition of recent sculpture by Roxy Paine. The exhibition will be on view from May 2 to July 1, 2017, spanning the galleries at 293 and 297 Tenth Avenue. 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm. 

Parsons Fine Arts Visiting Artists Lecture Series:  

To celebrate the SJDC Aronson Gallery exhibition of Roxy Paine’s seminal work Dinner of the Dictators (1993-1995) from The New School Art Collection, this evening features a conversation between the artist and critic Christian Viveros-Fauné and a gallery reception. The exhibition, timed soon after the presidential election and focusing on historical and contemporary issues around food, power, and democracy, runs from November 19, 2016 through January 4, 2017.


Location:  Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.  66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

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Oct 13 — Dec 30, 2016

Experiment , 2015

Experiment, 2015

By the 1990s, Roxy Paine’s work had been exhibited in several iconic group shows, such as Fever at Exit Art, Desire and Deception at Brand Name Damages, and Human/Nature at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1991, he had his first solo exhibition at the Knitting Factory in New York City. The vocabulary of fungi, plants, and industrial machines became vehicles for the artist’s reflections on mechanized production and the human impulse to impose order and control over creative and natural forces. For example, in Drug Ziggurat (1993), Paine demonstrates an industrious approach to addressing systems and categories: mind-altering substances stack in a hierarchical order of potency, from a base of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages to a spire of hypodermic needles and opiates. His work developed into a unique series of fields, specimen cases, machines and dendroids. In 2009, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paine exhibited the monumental Maelstrom, a large-scale, stainless steel sculpture of a storm in swirling turmoil.

More recently, Paine has embarked on a new discourse with a series of dioramas. These room-sized sculptures propose universal “habitats,” void of human figures. The dioramas depict contemporary sites as metaphors into modern-day conditions: a fast-food counter, a control room, a sport stadium, a security line. In Checkpoint (2014), a bustling airport security stop becomes a fixed point of quiet meditation, a locale whose practical banality rests uneasily alongside the looming suggestion of larger social anxieties.


Myopia , 2012

Myopia, 2012

By Marwan Naaman 

For over 25 years, New York-based artist Roxy Paine has been creating sculptures and installations – ranging from the small to the monumental – that somehow fuse industrial and organic forms to explore the tension between the natural and manmade worlds.

Now, for the first-time ever, the artist is exhibiting solely his works on paper. “Roxy Paine: Thermoplastic Flux,” showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in Manhattan until October 22 and curated by writer and curator Judith Goldman, shines the spotlight on the artist’s drawings....

...The drawings on display, all of which are executed by hand, highlight Paine’s skill as a draftsman, while offering an intriguing layering of imagery – from diagrammatic to topographic to pixelated. There are architectural plans, botanical forms and organic matter juxtaposed with portraits and cartography, exploring themes such as boundaries and regulations, in order to better understand complex structures and systems.

In parallel with the Paul Kasmin exhibit, Paine’s dramatic dioramas are now showing at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery in Ohio. And in spring 2017, his latest sculptures will be displayed at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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Salt Almanac , 2013   

Salt Almanac, 2013



September 15 - October 22, 2016

Opening at PIEROGI on Friday, June 24th (6-8 pm) FALSE NARRATIVES - Nadja Bournonville, Brian Conley, Roxy Paine, Tavares Strachan.                  

PIEROGI  |  155 SUFFOLK ST  NY, NY 10002

Roxy Paine presents the most recent work, Experiment, 2015, in his ongoing series of Dioramas. A room sized window looks onto a CIA monitoring station, which in turn looks through an empty, disheveled motel room. Referencing psychoactive and substance experiments performed in the 1960s, Paine’s diorama is a study in control, uncertainty and altered realities.  Thursday, August 4 - Sunday, August 7 | Fair Hours.  Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Image credit: Roxy Paine, Experiment, 2015. Roxy Paine Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery

Experiment, 2013

Something New: Crystal Bridges Museum changing things up

By Jocelyn Murphy

“Bad Lawn,” a sculpture by Roxy Paine (1998), is on display in the Colonial to Early 19th Century Gallery at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Guests are encouraged to make their own connections about how the modern sculpture and the historical works relate to each other. Credit: Courtesy of Marc F. Henning

Bad Lawn

Roxy Paine, Follower of Palladio? Blake Gopnik's STRICTLY CRITICAL outtake on Roxy Paine and Palladio's Teatro Olimpico.  

This image compares a detail from Roxy Paine's new Checkpoint, atMarianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and Andrea Palladio's 1580s stage décor at the Teatro Olimpico, in Vicenza, near Venice. The former was the subject of the latest Strictly Critical video shot with my pal the ever-sharp Christian Viveros-Fauné, for artnet News. (Please watch Strictly Critical: Roxy Paine Reveals How Airport Security Breeds a Culture of Fear.) The latter, and its relationship to Paine, was the subject of one of the outtakes from our video, which you can watch by clicking on my image.

Funny that our video editor, the eagle-eyed Aaron Sherman, didn't think that we'd win viewers with a disquisition on the implications of Renaissance stage design for 21st-century art. (Paine photo by Jason Wyche, courtesythe artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, © Roxy Paine; Vicenza photo by Bradley Griffin)

Blake Gopnik's STRICTLY CRITICAL outtake on Roxy Paine and Palladio's Teatro Olimpico.  October 2014 

Roxy Paine e Meg Webster

"Natura Naturans," A Villa Panza, Tam Tam No TV Metamophosi, 

curated by Anna Bernardini, Director FAI Villa and Panza Collection, Varese, Italy

Association for Public Art                                        

"Roxy Paine in conversation with Tom Eccles."

143 Annual Meeting, Monday April 27, 2015

Philadelphia Museum of Art                                     





Art Review: "Site 20 Years/20 Shows"

Santa Fe New Mexican, April 10, 2015

Michael Abatemarco

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A Three-Part Exhibition Series in Celebration of SITE’s 20th Anniversary.

20 Years/20 ShowsSPRING, the first of a yearlong series of 20 shows including 15 exhibitions and 5 events.




Denuded Lens: Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky

artcritical, October 2014                                 

David Brody

Strictly Critical: Roxy Paine Reveals How Airport Security Breeds a Culture of Fear, Artnet, Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Faune, October 2, 2014. 

Roxy Paine Interview "The best ideas come out of long gestation."

Studio International, November 2014          

Jill Spalding


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Roxy Paine - Dendroids, Replicants and Sculpture Machines  

Sculpture Magazine, October 2014 Issue           

Jonathan Goodman

Roxy Paine Will Warp Your Brain     

The Village Voice,  September 17, 2014

Christian Viveros-Fauné

slideshow: Roxy Paine's Mind-Blowing Wooden Realism  

A False Sense of Security and Vivid Views of the World - Review of Exhibitions of Roxy Paine, David Hockney and Karel Appel                    

The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2014          

Peter Plagens

In Conversation: ROXY PAINE with Will Corwin

Brooklyn Rail, September 4, 2014

Will Corwin

The Art of the Diorama: Roxy Paine’s Security Theater

Art In America, September 4, 2014

Brian Boucher

Roxy Paine Creates TSA Checkpoint In Wood

ARTnews, September 2, 2014

Liz Logan

T Magazine, Things To Do This Week

Johnny Magdaleno

September 1, 2014

Thursday, New York View machinery transformed into fine art.  Roxy Paine’s sculptures render mechanic processes in unexpected textures and materials. In “Checkpoint,” which will be on display at his first show with Marianne Boesky Gallery this Thursday, Paine has created a perfect replica of the classic airport security checkpoint, crafted entirely out of wood.  Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 West 24th Street

WIRED Magazine via WIRED App

Liz Stinson

Photography by Floto + Warner


SEPT 4 - OCT 18

Marianne Boesky Gallery

509 West 24th Street, New York


Press Release

Footage from the installation of "Symbiosis" in Iroquois Park, Philadelphia (May 27 - 30, 2014)

For more information visit The Association For Public Art

Hand-fabricated from thousands of pieces of stainless steel pipe, plate and rods, "Symbiosis" suggests both ecological and anatomical branching systems. Rising 34 feet high, the more than 3.5 ton sculpture was created from standard industrial piping that was welded, formed and polished in the artist’s studio to create two shimmering, interrelated organic forms that both buttress and weigh on one another, referencing the darker aspects of nature and the fierceness of its laws. "Symbiosis" represents the collision of two dendroids that result in stasis, a questionable relationship that teeters between support and detriment.


Best New Public Art: Symbiosis

By Phillymag  |  July 30, 2014

New York artist Roxy Paine’s jarring sculpture, on loan to the city for a year, looks like two stainless steel trees stuck in stasis, one collapsing onto the other. It’s so sleek that the birds haven’t discovered how to do their business on it. Yet. Ben Franklin Parkway between Pennsylvania Avenue and Eakins Oval, Fairmount.

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Peters Projects,  Santa Fe, NM

July 18, 2014 through August 23


For more information visit Peters Projects

Curated by Phong Bui
On view June 26 – August 15, 2014
Paul Kasmin Gallery
293 Tenth Avenue and 515 West 27th Street, New York.

With works by Lynda Benglis, John Bock, Lee Bul, Cameron Gainer, Candida Höfer, Bill Jensen, Michael Joo, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Benjamin Keating, Glenn Ligon, Chris Martin, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Donald Moffett, Roxy Paine, G.T. Pellizzi, Joanna Pousette-Dart, Dorothea Rockburne, Will Ryman, Cindy Sherman, Do Ho Suh, Superflex, Tunga, Not Vital, and Joe Zucker, Bui will present a contemporary response to the seminal exhibition, Bloodflames. “We were all interested in building a field of vision in which the relationship between the works of art and the spectators is intergrated with greater amplification,” explains Bui. Bloodflames Revisited will be accompanied by a free catalogue with text by Bui. A poetry reading and dance performance will be staged during the course of the exhibition.

For more information visit Paul Kasmin Gallery

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Curated by Avi Lubin

Apex Art, New York, NY

May 22 through July 26, 2014


For more information, visit Apex Art

Roxy Paine's "Symbiosis" (2011) will be installed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for one year, beginning May 27, 2014

Roxy Paine's Apparatus at Kavi Gupta | ELIZABETH ST (September 2013-January 2014) has been selected by The International Association of Art Critics as the Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally.

Marianne Boesky Gallery
Solo presentation featuring: Roxy Paine

Booth B10
March 5 - 9, 2014
Park Avenue Armory
(Park Avenue at 67th Street)
Public Hours:
Wednesday, March 5th - Friday, March 7th | 12 - 8 pm
Saturday, March 8th | 12 - 7 pm
Sunday, March 9th | 12 - 5 pm

December 5 - 8 | Booth B13
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 3319

Diana Al-Hadid
Andisheh Avini
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Julia Dault
Svenja Deininger
Barnaby Furnas
Melissa Gordon
Jay Heikes
Donald Moffett
Hans Op de Beeck
Roxy Paine
Anothony Pearson
Kon Trubkovich
Hannah van Bart

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12- 8 pm
Friday, December 6, 2013, 12 -8 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12 - 8 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 12 - 6 pm

For more information about the fair, please visit

NOV 5, 2013

Roxy Paine and acclaimed art critic Jason Edward Kaufman speak at The Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor University on Tuesday Nov. 5
Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2013
Waco, Texas
Baylor University Lecture

OCTOBER 29, 2013

Roxy Paine to be the Artist Honoree at the 19th annual Artwalk NY 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6pm
82 Mercer, New York 
Artwalk NY

OCTOBER 16, 2013 to JULY 6, 2014

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. Out of Hand will examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of Roxy Paine, Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and more.

OUT OF HAND: Materializing the Postdigital
October 16, 2013 to July 6, 2014
Holiday Sneak Peek on Columbus Day, October 14
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle | New York, NY 10019
Out of Hand

NY Times Article | The New Yorker | We Make Money Not Art

SEPT 20-DEC 20
Roxy Paine Exhibition Apparatus on display at Kavi Gupta Gallery

219. N. Elizabeth St. Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.432.0708
Press Release

SEPT 2014
Upcoming solo show at Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 W 24th St New York, NY 10011 | 212.680.9889
Marianne Boesky Gallery


Brooklyn Museum Award: Asher B Durand
APRIL 24, 2013
The Brooklyn Artist Ball recognizes the artistic accomplishments of Roxy Paine, as well as artists Vik Muniz and Wangechi Mutu.
Brooklyn Artist Ball

APRIL 5, 2013
Public commission, San Francisco, CA
Art Daily