Robert Sagerman


Education
2008 Ph.D., New York University, Dept. of Hebrew and Judaic Studies 2000 M.A., New York University, Dept. of Religious Studies
1998 M.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Art History
1998 M.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts
1990 B.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts 1984-1986 United States Military Academy

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
2017 Groundwork, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
           Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 Cumulus, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
           Monochrome Paintings, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO 2014 Far Closer, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New       York
2013 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
          Openings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2012 It’s Time, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
          Still Without Cessation, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 2011 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich,    Germany
           Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome, Italy
2010 The Number Escapes Me, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009 On and On: Inquiries into Indeterminacy, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
            Workings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
            Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin and Milan, Italy
2008 Pathways to Presence, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
            Never. Ever., Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 dematerializations / interstices / permutations, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
            Activity, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
2006 Recent Paintings, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
            Innumerable Naught Nary, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2005 Amassing Color, Margaret Thatcher   Projects, New York Marking Time, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004 Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 435,546 Marks, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York Two- and Three-Person Exhibitions
2017 minimalsensualphysical,with Matt McClune and Jeremy Thomas, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich Germany
2014 Object Painting; Painting Object, with Bill Thompson, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany

Group Exhibitions
2018 Emerging to Established, Krause Gallery, New York 2017 Opening Scene, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
           Black & White, QuadrART, Dornbirn, Austria
2016 Big Art/Small Scale, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
           50 Shades of Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
           Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2015 Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
           Hot Spots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
           Black and White, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
           Schwarz auf Weiss, Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany Mostly Monochrome, Galerie Renate   Bender, Munich, Germany
2014 Pouring it On, The Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Summer Formal, Peter Blake  Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
           E Artists, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
           Faszination FARBE, Kunsthaus Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
2013 New Year 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
           Living Grey, Mies van der Rohe House, Berlin, Germany Excavating Layers, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
          The Nature of Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin, Italy Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011  World, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2010 Elevazioni e Permutazioni, PaRDeS, Mirano, Italy          
           Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
           Monochrome II, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany 2009 Pure Paint, Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Common Ground: Color, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 2008 Material Color, Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
           This Just In, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
           The Fascination of the Color Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany 2007 Luxe, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
            ...das viereckige rot?, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany Farbe, Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
            Surface Impressions, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2006 Don’t Touch, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich
            Blue!, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
2005 Summer Sensation, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York About Paint, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
            Living Gray, Karl-Ernst Osthaus-Musuem, Hagen, Germany
2004 Exhibition for World Peace, Gallery Bijitsu-Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
            ArtHouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
            Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting, La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
            Die Farbe hat Mich II, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
            Group Exhibtion, M% Gallery, Cleveland, OH
            Innovate, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Non-Objective Painting, Part II, Hunter College/Times Square   Gallery, New York, NY
            Tickled Pink, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
            Blobs, Wiggles, Dots, Webs and Crustallations, The Work Space, New York. Curated by Lucio Pozzi.
            Group Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Sharon Brant, Robert Sagerman, Don Voisine, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
           Items from the Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2000 01.15.00, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, NY 1999 Size Matters, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, NY
            Group Exhibition, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, NY
1998 The Calculus of Transfiguration, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
           Higher Worlds, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
1997 Downtown Arts Annual Group Exhibition, New York. Juried by Fereshteh Daftari,
           Martin Eisenberg and Charlotta Kotik.
           Symposium Finalist, NY. Work selected by Michael Brenson, critiqued by Janet Koplos, Donald Kuspit, Peter           Schjeldahl and Simon Watson.
1993 Group Exhibition of Drawings, Alexander Gallery, New York. Three Young Future Majors, Alexander Gallery, New York.

Bibliography
“Robert Sagerman @ Brian Gross,” by Larry Gipe, Squarecylinder.com, June 30, 2016. Schwarz auf Weiss, exhibition catalog, Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany, 2015.

Mainly Grey (Hauptsache Grau), exhibition catalog by Michael Fehr, Mies van der Rohe House, Berlin, Germany, 2013.

“Fairy Queen: Art Miami’s Consistency in Quality Can Rival Art Basel/Miami Beach,” by Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron, Artcritical.com, December 5th, 2014.

“Interview with Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff,” by Heike Dempster, Miamiartzine.com, November 29, 2013.

“Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Sara Riff, Burnaway.org, October 15, 2013. “Robert Sagerman and the Process of Creation,” by Jaap le Poole, Colorobjects.com, December 2, 2012.

“Transfer of Meaning: the Momentum of Abstract Painting,” by Claire Lieberman, Art Experience: New York City, Spring, 2012.

“Robert Sagerman: ‘It’s Time,’” by Matthew Hassell, NY Arts, February, 2012. “Robert Sagerman’s ‘It’s Time’ Exhibition Dazzles,” by Mia Macfarlane, Downtown, January 16, 2012.

“Tactility as Mysticism; Robert Sagerman at Margaret Thatcher Projects,” by Franklin Einspruch, The New York Sun, January 13, 2012.

“Robert Sagerman’s scrumptious paintings and Claire Lieberman’s piquant sculptures at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Catherine Fox, ArtCriticATL.com, April 19, 2010.

“Robert Sagerman,” catalog essay by Michael Amy, Turin, 2009.

Material Color, Exhibition catalog, 2009. The Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. “What I Saw at Art Basel: Day 1,” Emma Trelles, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 5, 2007.

“Scratching the ‘Surface’ and teasing your senses,” by Ariella Budick, Newsday, April 2007. “Indeterminable Painting: Thoughts on the Work of Robert Sagerman,” catalog essay by Michael Fehr, Munich, 2006.

Review of the exhibition “Living Gray” by Thomas W. Kuhn, Kunstform International, No. 176, June 2005.

Living Gray. Exhibition catalogue, 2005. The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany. K-West, April, 2005.

Review of the exhibition Living Gray, by Stefanie Stadel. SF Weekly, May 25, 2005.

Review by Sharon Mizota. Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques, by Vicky Perry, 2005

About Paint, Exhibition catalog, 2005.

Art Festival for World Peace. Exhibition catalog, 2004. Gallery Bijitsu-Sekai, Tokyo, Japan.

“Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Cathy Byrd, Art in America, December 2004.

Cullum, Jerry. “Review,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 1, 2004.

Fox, Catherine. “Review,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 6, 2004.

“The Intricate Precision of the Field The Kabbalistic Mysticism of Robert Sagerman,” by Mark Daniel Cohen, NY Arts, September 2003.

Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Non-Objective Painting. Exhibition catalog, 2003. The Karl-Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.

“Driven to Abstraction,” by Amei Wallach, Art News, November 2003

“The Epistemological Movement in Late 20th Century Art: The Williamsburg Circle,” by Terrence Lindall, NY Arts Magazine, February 2002.

“Ultimo indirizzo Brooklyn,” by Enzo Siciliano, La Repubblica, June 14, 1999.

Museum Collections
The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.
Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany.

Publications Authored
The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Life: the Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia’s Response to Christianity. Boston: Brill, 2011.

“The Syncretic Esotericism of Egidio da Viterbo and the Development of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Program.” Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 19 (2005): 37- 76.

“A Kabbalistic Reading of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.” Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 16 (2002): 93-177.