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BIOGRAPHY

German, b.1961

Udo Nöger’s artistic work is based on the synthesis of painted image and structured light object. The expanded character of Nöger’s work is to define through following formal characteristics: painted tableau, space, light and the monochrome, that with structure is brought into tension. The quest toward a conscientious reduction of visual information, however, plays a supporting role in the artist’s primary cause: light.

In Nöger’s art light enters into the painting, illuminating the forms and then returning to the surrounding space that is its source. The paintings media is oil and acrylic on layered canvas and fabric, which trap the light so as to transform it and send it back. Through his singular approach and unique suite of mediums, Nöger is ‘able to set the surface free’ to get the purest light possible. The innovative construction draws viewers in while at the same time requiring them to step back, refocus, and reconsider.

Udo Nöger was born in Germany and currently lives and works in California.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

No More – No Less, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2015

GEISTLOS, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FLWeight of Light, Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
Innen, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Drawings from 2010 – 2015, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
And Who Are You, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts , Miami, FL
Unconscious Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Invisible Visible, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Beyond , Dolby Chatwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Water Has No Figuration, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Minimal Paintings, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
Reduced, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

2013

Be Water, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
The Insight of the Painting, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Inner Surface, Timothy Yarger, Beverly Hills, CA
New Works, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Light, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2012

Weight of Light, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
Licht, Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Weight of light, Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada
One Man Show at ART MIAMI 2012, Galerie Lausberg, Toronto/Düsseldorf
Me Water and Within, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011

Bilder und Objekte von 1990-2011, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
Me Water, Museum of Art Honolulu, HI
New Paintings, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
One Man Show at Art Chicago, IL, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna
The Weight of Light, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
Inner Distance, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Innere Ferne, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
Gewicht des Lichtes, Galerie Peithner – Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
One Man Show at Scope Miami, Galerie Feichtner, Vienna

2010

Kleine Inseln, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
Light as a Material, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

2009

Little Islands, Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
New Paintings, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
Little Islands, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2008

Me Water, Morat Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany
Recent Works, Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Works, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
Me Water, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2007

Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Me Water, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Me Water, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Espaces Transitoires, Galerie Pascal van Hoecke, Paris, France

2006

Light as a Material, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Light as a Material, Art & Cultural Center Maui, HI
Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA

2005

Light as a Material, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Light as a Material, Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Bewegend, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Bewegend, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
One Man Show at Art Cologne, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf
Bewegend, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2004

Light as a Material, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany

2003

Light as a Material 2, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Light as a Material 1, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Light as a Material 1, Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria

2002

Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
Riechend, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

2001

Works 1990 – 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Me Water, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Light as a Material 1, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
White, Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Riechend, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
Me Water, Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
Riechend, Kunstverein Lippstadt, Lippstadt, Germany

2000

Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Me Water, Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany
Me Water, Art Cologne, Galerie Hänel, Cologne, Germany
Me Water, Art Frankfurt, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1999

Heads and Vessels 2, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
Innen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Studiengalerie), Bielefeld, Germany
Heads and Vessels 2, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Eine andere Art von Licht, Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
Zwischenräume, Beck – Eggeling – Schlag, Düsseldorf, Germany
Zwischenräume, Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria
Zwischenräume, Ruth Sachse, Hamburg, Germany
Zwischenräume, Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany

1998

Paintings and Drawings, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Heads and vessels 2, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, OH
Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
Heads and Vessels, Galerie Hans-Jürgen Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
Eine andere Art von Licht – Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1997

Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
Heads and Vessels, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Heads and Vessels, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Mixed Media Paintings, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bilder, Galerie Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany

1996

Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
Heads and Vessels, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

1995

With Bird, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
With Bird, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada

1994

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Recent Works, Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL
Neue Arbeiten, Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
Autogen Gallery, Dresden, Germany

1993

Between Everything , Tamenaga Gallery, New York, NY
Between Everything, Hypo Bank Foundation, New York, NY
Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Between Everything, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, Germany
Zwischen Papier und Skulptur, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

1992

Reaches, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
Reaches, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Reaches, Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Reaches, Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO

1991

Payton Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Reach in the Dust, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
Neue Bilder, van Alom, Berlin, Germany

1989

Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany
Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany

1988

Euro Gallery, London, England
Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rongo-Rongo Südseebilder, Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany
Südseebilder, Galerie Trost, Lippstadt, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Echo, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
The Buoyancy of Nothing, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
Large Paintings, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Summer of Color, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2014

Dialogue 5:5, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany
Paintings, Hollis Taggart, New York
25 Years, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Cross Pollinate, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
Zwischen Himmel und Erde, Galerie Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
Beyond the Moment, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy

2012

EENI, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy
Five Gallery Artists, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Light Revealed, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Summer Special Exhibition, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Winter Group Exhibition, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Entering Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Present Tense, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
Upstairs Downstairs, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Etablierte und neue Positionen, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria

2010

White Meditation Room, Grossetti Arte Contemporaneo, Milano, Italy
Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery Artists, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2009

Bande – Künstler der Galerie – Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany
Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
White Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Künstler der Galerie – Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008

Landscapes, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL

SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum, New York
Art Institut, Chicago
Bass Museum, Miami
Museum Of Art, Honolulu
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (Germany)
Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen (Germany)
Morat Stiftung, Freiburg (Germany)
Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)
Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Margulies Collection, Miami
Ronald Lauder , New York
Nixdorf Collection, Paderborn / Miami
Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Essen and Frankfurt (Germany)
UBS , Cologne (Germany)
Nordstern Insurance, New York / Cologne
Dresdner Bank, Bielefeld (Germany)
Bayrische Hypotheken Bank, New York
Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover (Germany)
Microsoft, Chicago
Microsoft, San Francisco
Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL
Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Lombart Instrument, Norfolk, VA
Ursula & Stephen Gebert, Santa Fe, Scottsdale
Wrigley Collection, Chicago
Thilmann Collection, Essen (Germany)
Peter Thiel, San Francisco
David Justice, Atlanta
Udo Lindenberg, Hamburg
Bruce Springsteen, Los Angeles
Sylvester Stallone, Los Angeles
Halle Berry, Los Angeles
Dennis & Kimberly Quaid, Los Angeles
Elton John, Atlanta, London
Axl Rose, Los Angeles
George Lindemann, Miami
Monique Lhuillier, Los Angeles
Bill Gates, San Francisco
Kelsey Grammer, Hawaii
Bovet Collection, Geneva/Miami