Conrad Marca-relli

Nasce a Boston nel 1913 da genitori italiani. Nel 1927 si trasferisce con la famiglia a New York dove completa la sua formazione scolastica e si affaccia nel mondo dell’arte. Dal 1941-45 presta servizio nell’esercito americano e nel 1948 si trasferisce a Roma, dove espone le sue opere alla Galleria il Cortile ed entra in contatto con A. Burri e Afro Basaldella. Nel 1949 è nuovamente a New York, attivo nella Downtown scene del Greenwich Village e tra i fondatori dell’Eight Street Club con F. Kline, W. De Kooning e M. Rothko con i quali realizza quella che viene considerata la prima mostra dell’Espressionismo Astratto americano. Marca-Relli è noto per la sua tecnica del collage, sviluppato sovrapponendo lembi di carta, tela e a partire dagli anni ’60, placche metalliche.


SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI:

1947

New York, Niveau Gallery

1948

Roma, Galleria Il Cortile

1949

Roma, Galleria Il Cortile
New York, Niveau Gallery

1953

New York, Stable Gallery

1955

New York, Stable Gallery

1956

Los Angeles, Frank Perls Gallery

1957

Roma, Galleria La Tartaruga
Milano, Galleria del Naviglio

1958

New York, Stable Gallery

1959

New York, Kootz Gallery

1960

New York, Kootz Gallery

1961

Dusseldorf, Galerie Schmela
San Francisco, Bolles Gallery
Boston, Joan Peterson Gallery
Lima, Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo
New York, Kootz Gallery

1962

Parigi, Galerie de France
Milano, Galleria del Naviglio

1963

Zurigo, Galerie Charles Lienhard
Tokyo, Tokyo Gallery
New York, Kootz Gallery

1965

Buenos Aires, Galeria Bonino

1967

Coral Gabes, James David Gallery
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art

1968

Boston, Alpha Gallery
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1969

Seattle, Seattle Art Museum
Portland, Reed College
New York, Marlborough Gallery

1971

Dusseldorf, Galerie Schmela
Coral Gabes, Lowe Art Museum University of Miami

1972

Ibiza, Galeria Carl Van der Voort

1973

Madrid, Galeria Ynguanzo
Berlino, Galerie Bahlsen

1974

Zurigo, Marlborough Galerie
Philadelphia, Markler Gallery

1975

Toronto, Marlborough-Goddard Gallery
New York, Marlborough Gallery

1977

Ibiza, Galeria Lanzenberg
New York, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery

1978

Barcellona, Galeria Joan Prats

1979

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art
Sarasota, The John & Marble Ringling Museum of Art

1981

Chicago, Hokin Gallery

1982

Washington D.C., Phoneix Gallery

1983

New York, Alex Rosenberg Gallery

1985

New York, Marisa del Re Gallery

1986

Chicago, R.H. Love Gallery
New York, Marisa del Re Gallery

1990

Parma, Galleria d’Arte Niccoli
Scottsdale, Riva Yares Gallery

1991

New York, Marisa del Re Gallery

1996

New York, East Hampton, Vered Gallery

1998

Venezia, Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim

2002

Parma, Galleria d’Arte Niccoli

2004

Prato, Galleria Open Art
New York, Joan T.Washburn Gallery

2006

Brescia, Lagorio Arte Contemporanea

2008

Milano, Rotonda della Besana

2011

New York, Knoedler & Company Gallery, Conrad Marca-Relli. City to town
New York, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Conrad Marca-Relli – The Springs Years, 1953-1956

2012

Londra, Ronchini Gallery, Conrad Marca-Relli: The Architecture of Action

2016

Londra, Repetto Gallery, Conrad Marca-Relli. The prodigy of collage
Prato, Galleria Open Art, Conrad Marca-Relli tra Figura e Astrazione
New York, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Conrad Marca-Relli. Reconsidered

 

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE:

1941

New York, Contemporary Art Gallery, Soldier Artists

1950

New York, New Gallery, Abstraction Today

1951

New York, 60 Ninth Street, Ninth Street show

1953

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Art Annual

1954

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Annual

1955

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International Exhibition
Urbana, University of Illinois, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture

1956

Venezia, XXVIII Biennale Internazionale d’arte
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Art Annual

1957

Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, American Paintings 1945-1957
Roma, Isola Tiberina, Rome-New York Art Foundation

1958

Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Acquisitions 1957-1958
Bruxelles, American Art, International Exhibition
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, The 1958 Pittsburgh Bicentennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture
Osaka, Osaka Festival, The Intenational Art of a New Era, USA, Japan, Europe

1959

Kassel, Documenta II
Roma, Isola Tiberina, Giovani Pittori Americani
San Paolo, Museu de Arte Moderna, V Bienial Estados Unitos

1960

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 60 American Painters
Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Paths of Abstract Art

1961

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Art of Assemblage
Baltimora, The Baltimore Museum of Art, News
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists

1963

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Art Annual
Parigi, Centre Culturel Americain, De A à Z
Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 66th Annual American Exhibition

1964

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 25 yearsof American Art, 1939 – 1964
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International Exhibition

1965

Sarasota, Ringling Museum of Art, Exhibition of Paintings
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Annual

1968

Pittsburgh, Arts and Crafts Center, Dorazio, Marca-Relli, Pasmore
New York, American Federation of Arts (itinerante), American Painting: the 1950’s

1970

Medellin, II Bienal de Arte Coltejer
Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, American painting 1970

1974

Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Twelve American Painters

1976

New York, Museum Section, Guild Hall Museum, Artists and East Hampton

1979

Lincoln, De Cordova Museum, Born in Boston

1980

New York, East Hampton, Museum Section, 17 Abstract Artists of East Hampon: the Pllock Years 1946-1956

1988

New York, Marisa del Re Gallery, Black & White

1994

New York, Sydney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, Reclaiming Artists of the New York School

1996

Città del Messico, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Expresionismo Abstracto

1997

Rovereto, Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trash, quando i rifiuti diventano Arte

2004

Modena, Galleria Civica, Action Painting

2005

Città di Castello, Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera, Prima di Burri e con Burri
Roma, Scuderie del Quirinale, Burri – Gli artisti, la materia

2006

Udine, Chiesa di San Francesco; Pordenone, Palazzo Ricchieri, Afro & Itali-America. Incontri e Confronti

2007

Pescara, Museo d’Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, L’arte e la Tartaruga
Napoli, MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Piero Manzoni
Torino, GAM – Galleria civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Collage-Collages 1912/1963

2009

Milano, Galleria Fonte d’Abisso, Italo Americani
New York, Guggenheim, The Sweeney Decade
Venezia, Peggy Guggenhein Collection, Carlo Cardazzo
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MeT

2012

New Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949 - 1960