Clay Ketter

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Clay Ketter was born in 1967 in the USA and has been living in Sweden for over 20 years. He made a name for himself in the 1990s with his hybrid works using painting, building materials and photography. His work follows in the American abstract painting tradition as shaped by artists from Jackson Pollock to Robert Ryman. Ketter’s abstract surfaces, with their unexpected textures and a strange flatness, probe the strange beauty of building and demolition sites.






Born in 1961 in Brunswick, Maine, USA
He works and lives in Malmö, Sweden


EDUCATION
BFA, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, State University of New York


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Clay Ketter : Out of my Hands, Cecilia Hilström Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Clay Ketter : Companion Studies,Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden
Clay Ketter : Like This, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden

2018
Clay Ketter : Registration, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK
Clay Ketter : Abstraktion 2005–2018, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
Clay Ketter : Grafika, Staffanstorps konsthall, Sweden
 
2017
Do You See What I Mean?, Galleri Kant, Copenhague, Denmark
 
2016
Clay Ketter: Q&A, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Recalcitration, Kansas, New York, USA
 
2015
Ah Pook Was Here, Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden
 
2014
Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Clay Ketter, Photography, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Scope, not scape, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
 
2013
See What I Mean, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

2012
Road Clay Ketter with Nils Bergendal, Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
Clay Ketter on purpose, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden
Cluster One, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Clay Ketter, Galerie Sonnabend, New York, USA
Courtyards and Symmetric Settlements, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2011
Social structures, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, USA

2010
We do what we do, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Båstad, Sweden
Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

2009
New Paintings, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Clay Ketter, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Sonnabend, New York, USA

2008
Gulf coast slabs, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK
Coastal, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
My Birthday in Spain, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark
Galerie Sonnabend, New York, USA
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

2006
New Works, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2005
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Cornered, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden
Shifter (avec l'architecte Arno Brandlhuber), Box 2.0, Copenhague, Denmark

2004
Galleri Magnus Aklund, Malmö, Sweden
New sculpture, Galleri Spectra, Copenhague, Denmark
Galerie Vera Munro, Hambourg, Germany

2003
Niels Borch Jensen Verlag und Druck, Berlin, Germany

2002
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Das befreite nichts (Gruppenausstellung), Galerie Vera Munro, Hambourg, Germany

2001
Galerie Vera Munro, Hambourg, Germany

2000
Recent Works, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark

1996
New Work, White Cube, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
 
2019
Clay Ketter/Eva Hild/Love Lundell/ Janne Peltokangas, Daslands Konstmuseum, Sweden
Gaia, que deviens-tu ?, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France

2018
Thomas Bang/Simon Callery/Clay Ketter, Galleri KANT, Copenhague, Denmark
The Sultans of Salvage: Clay Ketter & Michael Johansson, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

2016
Polyfoni 4, Galleri Thomas Wallner Simris, Sweden
Next: Utopia, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköpings, Sweden
The Sonnabend Collection, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal

2015
Et grænseland,Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Dronninglund, Denmark
Tree Installation, Skandaloss Festival, Art Program, Gagnef, Sweden
Space Invaders: Sculptors Vision, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2014
Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Här/ Nu, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden
Landscapes in a Décolleté –the Window as an Element and a Metaphor, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany

2013
Sverige i FN–Konst och samtal i det globala rummet, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
Come Together, Surviving Sandy, Daedalus Foundation, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York, USA
The Sonnabend Collection, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pescaro, Venice, Italy
Freakshow, Malmö, Sweden

2012
Works on Paper by Gallery Artist, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK
Collectors of Skies, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA
photoGRAPHIC, Fotografisk Center, Copenhague, Denmark

2011
MADRE, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy
Sense and Capability, Collection of Tore A. Holm, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
Within / Beyond Borders, The Collection of the European Investment Bank at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athènes, Grèce
De/Constructing the Norm, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Habitat, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark
MMK 1991-2011 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfort sur le Main, Germany
Ileana Sonnabend. An Italian Portrait, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Social Structures, curated by Courtney Gilbert, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketcham, USA

2010
Space Invasion, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden
Konstruktioner, Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden
Contemporary Swedish Art and Design, American Ambassador's Residence, Stockholm, Sweden
Icons of a Modern Age, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

2009
Branded and on Display, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, USA
Vitt, Vitt, Vitt, Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden
After Architecture. Typologies of the Afterwards, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Deformities of Speed, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

2008
Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark
Branded and On Display, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, USA
Toys R Us, Brandstrom Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Branded and On Display, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, USA

2007
20 ans du Musée d'Art Moderne - L'art après 1960 dans les collections, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Beck, Gilbert & George, Ketter, Pondick, Le Va and Ross, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Branded and On Display, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, USA
Photo, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark
50 years, Lund Konsthal, Lund, Sweden
Branded and On Display, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, USA

2005
First Choice, Galerie Vera Munro, Hambourg, Germany 
Andersen Associations, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark

2004
Visions of America, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Sweden
Kabusa Konsthall, Köpingebro, Sweden
Umedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden
Taller Niels Borch Jensen, Impresor Danés, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexique
Ruina - Aesthetic of Destruction, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
RealityReal, Galerie Gebr Lehmann, Dresde, Germany 

2003
Private / Corporate II - ein Dialog der Sammlungen, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 
La Ciudad Ideal, Biennale de Valence, Spain 
The ARKEN Collection, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhague, Denmark
Exquisit works, Galleri Specta, Copenhague, Denmark

2002
Unexpected selection from the Martin Margulies collection, MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami ; Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA
Through a Sequence of Space, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 
from the cool light, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin, Germany
That Place, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
The Unthought Known, White Cube, London, UK
Prints, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann - Dresde, Germany 

2001
Monotypien - Radierungen - Photogravuren, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin, Germany 

2000
Century of Innocence – The History of the White Monochrome, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Barbican, London, UK
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Photogravüre, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin, Germany 
Against Design, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

1999 
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland 
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Built, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Primary Structures, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig, Germany

1998
Biennale de Sydney, Sydney, Australia  

1995
Nutopi / Nowtopia, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

1994
Black and White, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
Lägenhet, 12 vacant apartments, Malmö, Göteborg, Sweden
 
1993
Floor Show, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
 
1986
Reject Show, ABCnoRIO, November, New York, USA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Arken, Ishøj, Denmark
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Bonnierföretagen, Stockholm, Sweden
Brooklyn Museum, USA
Dunkers Kuturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Museum moderner Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
Fondation d'Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Paris, France
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, USA
High Museum of Art, Weiland Family Collection, Atlanta, USA
Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
Källemo/Sven Lundh, Värnamo, Sweden
Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark
Løvbjergs Almene Fonds Samling, Denmark
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France
Prada Foundation, Milano, Italy
Perez Museum Collections, Miami, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
Sonnabend Collection, New York, USA
Uppsala Museet, Uppsala, Sweden
Museum moderner kunst, Stiftung Ludvig, Vienne, Austria
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA


PERMANENT INSTALLATION (SELECTION)

2014
Malltavia, Grundskolan Munspelet, Lund, Sweden

2003
Foyer, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden




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