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Blair Thurman, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1961, currently lives and works in New York. His work is exhibited and appreciated at museums worldwide. His influences range from Pop art and Minimalism to relics from childhood, popular music, and 1970s cinemas. His standardized forms, pulled from slot-car racetracks, architectural frameworks, and found shapes from daily life, comprise a personal iconography; the fascinations of boyhood working to render the subliminal realm of abstract geometries more idiosyncratic and accessible. Thurman has had solo shows, among others, at the Journal, New York (2019); at Garage Italia, Rome, and the Peres Projects, Berlin (2018); at the Gagosian Gallery in Geneva and at the Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Sankt Moritz (2017); at Almine Rech Gallery, London and at the galerie frank elbaz, Dallas (2016); in 2015 he opened a solo show at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in Oklahoma City; he opened exhibitions at the Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, at Lange & Pult in Zurich, at the Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris and at the Gagosian Gallery, New York (2014); at Karma, Amagansett and at Gasser Grunert, New York (2013); at the Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris (2012); at the Triple V in Paris (2011); at the Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York (2010); at the Evergreene and at the Hard Hat in Geneva, and the Alexia Goethe Gallery, London (2009); at the Triple V in Dijon and at the Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris (2008); in 2003 he opened his exhibition at Artericambi in Verona; in 2001 at the Circuit, Lausanne; at the Art 30′99 Basel in Basel (1999); at T.Z. Art, New York (1998); at the Christophe Gossweiler gallery in Zofingen (1994). He also participated in several group exhibitions in many international galleries, among which we can remember: Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Gagosian Gallery in Paris and Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich (2019); GQ Gallery in Brussels, McNamara Art Projects in Hong Kong and at The Moore Building, Miami (2018); at the Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Salzburg, at the Triple V in Paris, at the galerie frank elbaz in Dallas and at Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); at the Musée régional d'art contemporain (MRAC) in Sérignan, at the Artothèque du FRAC Limousin in Limoges and at the Leila Heller Gallery in New York (2016); at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, at the Flag Art Foundation, New York, at the Gagosian Gallery in Geneva and at Art Basel '45 in Basel (2015). He also has participated in group exhibitions at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, at Nara Roesler in Sao Paulo and at Ensemble Poirel, Nancy (2014); at the Half Gallery in New York, at the Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong and at the Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris (2013); at the Kunsthalle Berne, Switzerland and at Dorfman Projects, New York (2012); at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux and at Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2011); at the Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel (2010); at the Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris and at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2009); at the Centre National Édition Art Image, Chatou (2008); at the Mongin Art Center, Seoul (2007); at the Domaine Pommery, Reims (2006); at Art 36 ‘ 05 Basel, Basel (2005); at the Swiss institute, New York (2004); at the Musée La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (1995).

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