Saul Melman

Education

2009 Bard College. Master of Fine Arts. Sculpture

1990 Vassar College. Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015. Anna Marra Contemporanea. Rome, Italy

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2013. Dieu Donné. Workspace Program Exhibition. N.Dash and Saul Melman. New York, New York.

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

Opera Viva. Curated by Christian Caliandro. Turin, Italy.

2014

Beyond Limits. Partner with Post Global Biennale in Poland. Curated by Denise Carvalho and Ginger Shulick. Art Institute of San Diego

2013

Low Lives. Curated by Jorge Rojas. The Vault as SPACES. Cleveland, Ohio.

Sculpt EVV. Curated by Lisa Freiman. Evansville, Indiana.

The BoxoHOUSE Survey. Curated by Bernard Leibov. BoxoOFFICE. New York, New York.

2012

Untitled. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Special Project. The Skull Sessions: Tim Hyde & Andrea Galvani in collaboration with Saul Melman and Alice Miceli. Miami, Florida.

Found Outside. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Musuem. Curated by Alyson Baker and Richard Klein. Ridgefield, Connecticut.

What Can't Be Cured Must Be Endured. Paul Robeson Gallery. Curated by Anonda Bell. Newark, New Jersey.

Sculpt EVV. Curated by Marilu Knode. Evansville, Indiana.

Everything Is Index, Nothing Is History. The Invisible Dog. Curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell. Brooklyn, New York.

Seeing Ourselves. The Center for Photography and the Moving Image. Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Caitlin Hardy M.D. New York, New York.

The BoxoHOUSE Survey. Curated by Bernard Leibov. BoxoOFFICE. New York, New York.

2011

Norfolk. Theirry Goldberg Projects. Curated by Ron Segev. New York, New York.

Emerging Artist Fellowship. Socrates Sculpture Park. Long Island City Queens, New York

Low Lives 3 Networked Performance Festival. Produced and Curated by Jorge Rojas.

Trade School: Coincidence of Wants. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York.

2010

Greater New York. Curated by Connie Butler, Klaus Biesenbach, and Neville Wakefield. In conjunction with Aki Sasamoto. MoMA PS1. Queens, New York.

Whitney Biennial: My Turn Series. In conjunction with Aki Sasamoto. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York

Materia. Collaboration with Matthew Wilson. Cabinet Magazine Gallery. Brooklyn, New York

2009

10 x 10 x 10 Exhibition. Curated by Judy Sigunick. Ellenville, New York.

2008

Bard Thesis Exhibition. Curated by Jess Wilcox. Red Hook, New York.

Four Handed Lift. Curated by Bernard Leibov, Almond Zigmond and Jessica Frost. Moti Hasson. Gallery. New York, New York.

If It's Yellow. Curated by Gavin Heck and Suzannah Gerber. Loads of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2005

Burning Man Project. Black Rock Desert. Nevada.

Knock at the Door. Curated by Seth Cameron. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Mellville Gallery. New York, New York.

Knock at the Door. Curated by Seth Cameron. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Cooper Union Gallery. New York, New York.

Inflatable Art. Volume Gallery. Brooklyn, New York.

2004

Burning Man Project. Black Rock Desert Nevada

After Duchamp. Curated by Judith Hooks, Gallery 218. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2003

Burning Man Project. Black Rock Desert Nevada

 

Permanent Public Art Installations

2013

1 Maple. Evansville, Indiana

2012

Best Of All Possible Worlds. Evansville, Indiana

 

Long Term Installations

2010 - Present

Central Governor. MoMAPS1 Queens, New York.

 

Residencies and Grants

2014

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Process Space Residency Governors Island. New York, New York.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

2013

Dieu Donné. Residency. New York, New York

BoxoHouse. Residency. Joshua Tree, California.

2012

BoxoHouse. Residency. Joshua Tree, California.

2011

Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant and Residency.

2008

Genesis Project Residency. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Produced by Culture Push.

2004

Burning Man Artist Project Grant

2003

Burning Man Artist Project Grant

 

Bibliography

2015

Shana Beth Mason. Saul Melman / Central Governor. The Brooklyn Rail

2014

Shana Beth Mason. Four Artists to Watch in 2015. KUNSTforum

Melanie Kress. Alchemy and the Anthropocene. Culture Hall. Feature Issue 109.

2013

Mark Lane. Best Of All Possible Worlds. The Believer Magazine. Nov/Dec The Art Issue

Jonathan Beer and Lily Koto Olive. Art-Rated. Interview with Saul Melman

Saul Melman. Best Of All Possible Worlds: A Visual Tour. The Believer Magazine Blog.

Shana Beth Mason. White Hot Magazine. January 2013: UNTITLED Art Fair

2012

The Skull Sessions: Tim Hyde and Andrea Galvani in conversation with Saul Melman

Found Outside. Curated by Richard Klein and Alyson Baker, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Catalogue

Everything Is Index, Nothing Is History. Curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell. Catalogue

Paddy, Johnson. Art Fag City. UNTITLED Takes a Page From Frieze

McBain, Roger. Vandals destroy artwork that that won Evansville sculpture competition. Evansville Courier & Press

Carol Cheh, Artists in Residence, Palm Springs Life Art + Culture Edition

Seeing Ourselves. The Center for Photography and the Moving Image. Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Caitlin Hardy M.D. New York, New York. Catalogue.

2011

Cashdan, Marina. Top Ten (Plus One) Most Promising Emerging Artists 2011. Huffingtonpost

Aldrin Valdez. Interview with Saul Melman. Artslant

Sperling, Deb. Trading Spaces at the Whitney. NY Press

Low Lives 3 Networked Performance Festival. Produced and Curated by Jorge Rojas. Catalogue.

Roncevic, Elizabeth. Ten Living American Artists. The Digital Americana.

2010

Greater New York 2010. Curated by Connie Butler, Klaus Biesenbach, and Neville Wakefield, MoMA PS1. Catalogue

Smith, Roberta, "Take Me Out to the Big Show in Queens". New York Times.

Saltz, Jerry, "Sincerity and Irony Hug It Out". New York Magazine.

Chamberlin, Colby. "Greater New York 2010". Art-Agenda.com

Fee, Brian. "Greater New York Part Three: Some Things Change. NYArtBeat.com

Vartanian, Hrag, "A Urinal Is A Urinal Is A Urinal". Hyperallergic.

2007

Nash, A. Leo. Burning Man: Art in the Desert. Abrams, New York

Bruder, Jessica. Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man: Simon & Schuster. New York

2006

Hopkins, David, Art-As- Idea: Re-thinking the "Duchamp Effect". A Companion to Contemporay Art Since 1945. Editor Amelia Jones. London. Black well. Oxford.

2005

James,Caryn, "Beyond comforting the Afflicted". The New York Times.

2004

David, Caroline, "Gonfables! Art, Architecture and Design." Lilles Cultural Exposition Catalogue

2003

Tucker, Reed, "This Just In." Time Out New York.

 

Filmography

2004

Making Johnny. A documentary about the creation of Johnny on the Spot. 56 minutes. Directed by John Paul Tansey.

 

Collections

City Of Evansville, Indiana