Naomie Kremer

Motion Pictures: Paintings and Hybrids

April 10 - May 12, 2010


Opening Reception: Sunday, April 11th,
6:30-9:30 PM

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The "hybrid" works consist of paintings or works on paper on which Kremer projects video, transforming them into mysterious, luminous objects that challenge our perception of surface, space, depth, and materiality. They are hybrids of motion and stillness. Kremer describes the experience as one that "both orients and disorients. The viewer is uncertain which part is paint and which is projection until the spot where the gaze is resting starts to move. I'm interested in the abniguity of the relationship between projection and reality, stillness and motion. The stillness is that of the painted canvas. The motion is an animation I create, sometimes by selecting and choreographing segments of a finished painting, sometimes by manipulating video footage."

 

Hybrids:



Nude Descending Rhythm Section, oil on canvas with projection, 2001-09
84"x60"



Rhythm Section, (painting only), 2001
84"x60"

 



Hybrid Maze, oil on linen with projection, 2009-10
35"x46.5"



Hybrid Maze, (painting only), 2009
35"x46.5"

 



Hybrid Hive, archival inkjet with projection, edition of 6, 2009
47"x40"



Hybrid Hive, (print only), 2009
47"x40"

 



Ecco, archival inkjet with projection, edition of 6, 2009
35"x46"



Ecco, (print only), 2009
35"x46"

 


Enigma Variation, oil on linen with projection 2009 48" x 72"



Enigma Variation, (painting only), 2009 48" x 72"

 

Prints:



Mote Stream, archival inkjet print, edition of 6, 2009
35.5"x45"

 

Paintings:



Anima, oil on linen, 2010
36"x51"

 



Blue Moon, oil on linen, 2009
28"x78.75"

 



Cameos, oil on linen, 2009-10
35"x46.5"

 



Nicoise, oil on canvas, 2008
77"x29.5"

 



Notions, oil on linen, 2006
65"x75"

 



Poetic License, oil on linen, 2010
48"x55"

 



Rain Dance, oil on linen, 2007
36"x40"

 



Tidings, oil on linen, 2010
51"x36"

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
1993      MFA, Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
1977      MA, Modern Art History, Sussex University, Brighton, UK
1975      BA, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1974     Abroad, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Selected Solo Shows
2010      Motion Pictures: Paintings and Hybrids, Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009      Ghosts, Magnes Museum Windows, Berkeley, CA
         Paintings and Hybrids, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Between the Lines (Entre les Lingnes): Naomie Kremer and Daniel Miller, Galerie Impaire, Paris, France

2008      Force Fields, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
         Quote Unquote: Text Animations and Hybrid Paintings, Knoedler & Company Project Space, New York, NY

2007      Pleasure and Paint, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
         Polyglot, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005      Keeping Time: Naomie Kremer Works, 1992-2004, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
         Shteltl, video installation of 15 prints, Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
         Syncopations, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Paint Moves, Modernism at Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2004      Ports of Call, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Portails, Insitut Franco-Americain, Rennes, France

2003      Telling Paint: Paris-Oakland, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

2001      New Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
         Known/Unknown, Plaza Gallery, Bank of America Center, San Francisco, CA
         Naomie Kremer, Denise Roberge Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
         Text Moves, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2000      Naomie Kremer, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1999      Recent Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1998      Recent Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1997      Recent Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
         Naomie Kremer, John Ďn Joe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         Naomie Kremer, D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA

1996      Paintings, Ottocentodiciassette, Oakland, CA

1994      Paintings, Two Transamerica Center, San Francisco, CA

1993      Large-scale Drawings, Door Three Gallery, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010      The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artistsí Response, Artzone 461, San Francisco, CA
         In Full Color, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY

2009      Theaters of Memory: Art and the Holocaust, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
         Included Artists: Eleanor Antin, Christian Boltanski, Matthew Buckingham, Taduesz Kantor, Anselm Kiefer, Naomie Kremer, Fabio Mauri, George Segal, Frederic Matys Thursz.
         The New Omega Workshops, September Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008      @60.art.israel.world, Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
         Banned and Recovered: Artists Response to Censorship, African American Museum and Library, Oakland, CA

2007      Solsitce, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

2006      The Studio Visit, video exhibition, Exit Art, New York, NY
         Preview, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
         Le Travail Vu ParÖ, Conservatorie National des Arts et Metiers, Nantes, France
         August Company, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

2005      New Paintings by Naomie Kremer, Robert Kelly and Gary Komarin, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
         Dialogues, Creative Growth Center, Oakland, CA
         Tantra: 2005 Exit Art Benefit Print Portfolio Exhibition: Cecily Brown, YZ Kami, Naomie Kremer, Erik Parker, Joyce Pensato, Fred Wilson, New York, NY

2004      Terrorvision, Exit Art, New York, NY
         Paint, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003      Is, Was, Will Be, Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France
         The Art of Zyzzyva, 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Pulp Fiction, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA

2002     Being There, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
         Faculty Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
         Selected Abstract Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
         Banner Project, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
         Invitational: Shikishi, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2001      The End, Exit Art, New York, NY
         1:1, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Fresh Paint, Latham Square, Oakland, CA
         Electronic Language International Festival 2001, Museu da Imagem edo Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil
         The Open Museum Net.Art, Irish Museum of Art, Dublin, Ireland
         The Bit Screen, Druid Media, May-July 2001, internet exhibition

1999      Invitational í99, 3 person exhibit, Knoedler and Company, New York, NY
         Faculty Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
         CCAC Alumni Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
         20th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998      50/Fifty: Israel Art from Bay Area Collections, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
         California College of Arts and Crafts Alumni Exhibition, Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
         Faculty Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1997      Group Exhibition, D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA

1996     Sources and Refinements, San Bernardino County Museum of Art, Redlands, CA
         Field of Dreams and Colors, four painters, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
         Group Exhibition, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

1995      Group Exhibition, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, CSU Hayward, CA
         Beauty is Abstract, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
         California Dreaming, The Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
         Paper View, Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
         Group Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
         Being on Earth, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
         Annual Exhibition, award winner, Gallery 2020, Santa Barbara, CA

1994      Fever, exhibition originating at Exit Art, New York, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
         Three-Person Exhibition, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Bioscape, three-person exhibition, Richard H. Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

1993     The Abstracted Landscape, Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA
         Drawing First, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992      Fever, Exit Art, New York, NY
         8th Annual National Exhibition (Drawing), Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA
         8th Annual National Exhibition (Painting), Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA

1991     Bay Area Exhibition, award winner, San Mateo Arts Council, San Mateo, CA

Professional Experience
2008      Bluebeardís Castle by Bela Bartok, design of video set, commissioned by the Berkeley Opera, Berkeley, CA

2007      Visiting artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Guest lecturer, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2006      Guest lecturer, Oxbow School, Napa, CA

2005      Exit Art Benefit Portfolio Artist, 2005, silkscreen edition of 50, New York, NY
         Visiting artist, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France
         Interview, Aspen public ration station, conducted by Jim Baker, Aspen, CO

2003      Faculty, painting and drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2002      Faculty, painting and drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Guest lecturer, Syracuse University Painting Program, Florence, Italy
         Guest lecturer, Ruskin School of Drawing and Painting, Oxford University, UK

2000-01    Curatorial committee, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997-2001    Faculty, painting and drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1999     Artistís residency, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
         Artistís residency, Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms, CA
         Curatorial Board, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
         Board of Directors, Zyzzyva, San Francisco, CA

1996-97    Faculty, painting and drawing, California State University, Hayward, CA

1992      Codogan Art Fellowship Award, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA
         The Bus Shelter Gallery, conceived, implemented and directed six-month program of juried exhibitions by Bay Area MFA students at SFMOMA bus shelter, San Francisco, CA

Selected Publications & Reviews
Ayers, Robert. "Naomie Kremer, Hosfelt Gallery." Art News. Mar. 2007: p. 145-6.
Baker, Kenneth. "25th Anniversary, Modernism San Francisco." Artnews. Jan. 2005: p. 132.
Baker, Kenneth. "City Focus: San Francisco – Babbling Over in Talent." Art News. Sept. 2004: p. 94.
Baker, Kenneth. "Naomie Kremer at Modernism." Art News. Oct. 2005: p. 174-6.
Baker, Kenneth. "Naomie Kremer, Modernism, San Francisco." Art News. Summer 2001: p. 179.
Baker, Kenneth. "Abstract Ideas People Can See." San Francisco Chronicle. 27 Nov. 1999: Datebook, p. 1.
Baker, Kenneth. "Intense Paintings Engross Viewers in Anotherís Mind." San Francisco Chronicle. 9 July 1998: Datebook, p. 1.
Bonetti, David. "Ten Takes on Painterly Abstraction." San Francisco Examiner. 11 Aug. 1998: section B, p. 1.
Cisneros, Lisa. "Campus Enjoys Banner Year for Art in Public Places." UCSF Newsbreak. 2002: Vol. 17, No. 21.
Essoe, Jordan. "Naomie Kremer at the Judah L. Magnes Museum." Artweek. Sept. 2005: Vol 36, Issue 7, p. 16.
Feinstein, Leo. "Naomie Kremer, Modernsim." Art News. Mar. 2008: p. 147-8.
Fischer, Jack. "Painting with urgency: An artist grapples with the flow of time." San Jose Mercury News. 1 May 2005: Arts & Entertainment, p.5-E.
Gant, Michael S. "Pigment Pleasures: The abstractions of Naomie Kremer shimmer in full flux at SJICA." Metro Silicon Valley. 20-26 Apr. 2005: p. 53.
Gibson, Barbara. Apple Pro-Website Feature, viewable at www.apple.com/pro/video/kremer.  July 2005.
Gioseffi, Claudia. "50/Fifty: Israel Art from Bay Area Collections." San Francisco Arts Monthly. June 1998: Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 1.
Jana, Reena. "Behind the veil." Tema Celeste. Summer 2002: Vol. 92, pp. 18-21.
Jana, Reena. "Gottfried Helnwein/Naomie Kremer, Modernism, San Francisco." Flash Art International. Summer 1997: p. 99.
Jana, Reena. "Naomie Kremer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery." Asian Art News. Jan/Feb 1995: p. 6.
Jana, Reena. "Landmarks along the city streets: A phenomenon called bus shelter art." Artweek. Dec. 1992: pp. 16-18.
Kalstrom, Paul. "West Coast Regional Report." Smithsonian Archives of American Art Journal. 2001: Vol. 41, p. 74.
Kimball, Cathy. "Keeping Time: Naomie Kremer Works, 1992." Art Contemporaries. Winter 2004: cover and pp. 12-13.
Kosman, Joshua. "Bartok and Ravel, with help from video and puppets." San Francisco Chronicle. 9 May 2008: p. E2.
Kremer, Naomie. "For the Record," images and words. Zyzzyca. Summer 1996: pp. 41-45.
Kremer, Naomie. " Back in Style." Artweek. 19 May 1994: p. 17.
Kremer, Naomie. "On Painting: Some Notes." Artweek. Apr. 1993: p. 21.
Kremer, Naomie. "The Bus Shelter Gallery: An Artistic Statement." 1992.
Lowenstein, Kate. "Naomie Kremer: Pleasure and Paint." The L Magazine. 31 Jan.- 13 Feb 2007: p. 60.
Miller, Leigh Anne. "Naomie Kremer at Hosfelt." Art in America. June/July 2007: p. 206.
Pagel, David. Naomie Kremer, Recent Paintings, exhibition catalogue essay.
Pfeiffer, Alicia. "Between the Lines, Art Brut and Professionalism." Art in America. 19 Oct. 2009.
Pardee, Hearne. "Naomie Kremer: Paintings and Hybrids." Art Ltd. May 2009.
Roche, Harry. "Naomie Kremer at Modernism." Artweek. May 2001: Vol. 32, Issue 5, p. 18.
Roche, Harry. "Criticís Choice – Art: Naomie Kremer." San Francisco Bay Guardian. 26 Oct. 1994: p. 72.
Rodrigues, Juan. "Naomie Kremer and Sheldon Greenberg at Modernism." Artweek. Sept 1998: p. 19.
Tanner, Marcia. "Naomie Kremer, Modernism, San Francisco." Art News. Oct. 1998: p. 150.
Wood, Sura. "Art Dealers Champion Bay Area Visual Art." San Francisco Arts Monthly. Apr. 2004: Vol. 13, Num. 11, p. 1.
Zinko, Carolyne. "Puppets, video are operators new bedfellows." San Francisco Chronicle. 28 Apr. 2008: Datebook p. 1.

"Interview with Naomie Kremer." Vyu Magazine. Issue 22.
"Keeping Time: Naomie Kremer Works, 1992-2004." Monograph with essays by Eleanor Hearney, Cathy Kimball and Amei Wallach. 2005.
"Naomie Kremer." Sortir. 7 Dec. 2004: p. 25.
"Naomie Kremer." Ouest France. 10 Dec. 2004: p. 8.
"Previews/Reviews: Max Cole, Naomie Kremer, Christine Taylor Patten at Knoedler Gallery." NY Arts. Oct. 1999: Vol. 4, No. 101.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections
A.T. Kearny, San Francisco, CA
Earl Warren and Hiram Johnson State Office Building, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA
Hassard Bonnington, San Francisco, CA
Hewlett Packards Corporation, Roseville, CA
Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
Muila Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Reuters Holdings PLC, San Francisco, CA
Staglin Family Vineyard, Rutherford, CA
Stone & Youngberg, San Francisco, CA
Tomas Weisel Partners, San Francisco, CA
United States Embassy, Beijing, China
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Washington Convention Center Art Collection, Washington, DC

 
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