Born August 23, 1966 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Lives and works in New York City


1995 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
1988 BFA, Boston University




Women, Almine Rech Gallery, New York
January 20 - February 24, 2018 






Everybody Knew That Canadians were the Best Hockey Players, Deitch Projects, New York


ACME., Los Angeles

2000 Deitch Projects, New York
1999 ACME., Los Angeles
1997 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York (Two Person exhibition with Judie Bamber)

ACME., Santa Monica, CA


2008 Out of Shape, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007 NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
  Celebrity, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  Fung Wah, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA
2006 ArtBasel, Deitch Projects, Basel Switzerland
  Stiff, Gallery 40000, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Superstar, Kunsthalle, Wien
  Postmodern Portraiture, The Logan Collection, Vail CO
  Tete a Tete, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
  Honeymoon with Romeo, Groeflin/Maag Galerie, Basel
  Image/Text, G.A.S.P., Boston
2004 The Charged Image, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
  Monument to Now, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
  When I think of You I Touch Myself, New York Academy of Art, curated by David Humphrey

Singing My Song, ACME, Los Angeles

2003 Crosscurrents: Contemporary Art from the Neuberger Berman Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  Reverie: Works from the Collection of Douglas Cramer, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
2002 By The Hand of the Father, Luckman Fine Arts Center, Cal State LA, Los Angeles
  Cher Peintre, Centre Pompidou, Musee National D’Art Moderne, Paris; travelled
to Kunsthalle, Wien and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.
  Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
  Post L.A. Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA, curated by Michael Duncan
  Enough About Me, Momenta, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Deb Kass
  Supernatural Playground, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2001 Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
  Casino 2001, First Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
  Before They Became Who They Are, Kravets/Wehby, New York, NY
2000 Recent Acquisitions, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
  Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
  Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1999 In Your Face, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1998 Painting From Another Planet, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
  Transience and Sentimentality, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1996 Be Specific, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  Subject/ Object, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
1995 Realm of Morpheus: Dream Image in Art, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
  Self-Portrayal, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Vital Signs, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
  ACME Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1994 House of Styles, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Figuratively Speaking, Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  The Hot Crop, Claremont Mckenna College Gallery, Claremont, CA
1990 Figures, Faces, and Body Parts, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY



2006 Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig. “No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists," Thames and Hudson, 2006, p. 197
  Cuzin, Jean Pierre and Dimitri Salmon. “En Attendant Demain: Ingres Aujourd’Hui,” Ingres: Regards Croise, Reunion des Musee Nationaux, pp. 246-247
2005 Karmel, Pepe. “Max Ernst and Contemporary Art,” Max Ernst: A Retrospective, pp. 95-96
2004 Rosenblum, Robert. “Body Works,” in The Charged Image, Catalogue Essay, Joseloff Gallery, pp. 9-14
  Humphrey, David. “When I Think of You I Touch Myself,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, New York Academy of Art, pp. 4-25
2003 Robson, Julien. “Reverie,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, The Speed Art Museum, unpaginated
  Danoff, Michael. “Crosscurrents at Century’s End,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Neuberger Berman Collection and Henry Art Gallery, pp. 7-10
2002 Stoops, Susan L. “Who is She,” Mask or Mirror, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Worcester Art Museum, pp. 19-25
  Weinhart, Martina. “Kurt Kauper,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Cher Peintre, Centre Pompidou, pp. 148-154
  Rohatyn, Jeanne Greenberg. “Emerald City,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Supernatural Playground, Silvia Editrice, pp. 11-14
2001 Anton, Saul and Andrea Scott. “Kurt Kauper,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Casino 2001, S.M.A.K., p. 231
  Deitch, Jeffrey. “If it Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit,” Exhibition Catalogue Essay,
Form Follows Fiction, Charta, unpaginated


2008 Mullarkey, Maureen. “So Shocking, So Stale,” The New York Sun, March 20, 2008 p.17
  Lachmayer, Dr. Herbert. “Kunst a la Mode,” DIVA, April, 2008 p.64-67
2007 Edgers, Geoff. “In Artist’s Vision, An Icon in the Flesh,” The Boston Globe, November 29, 2007, Front page, p. A28
  Lelong, Melissa.““Hockey Heroes as Art,” National Post, November 30, 2007, p. A3
  Beech, Mark. “Nudes On Ice: Two Bare Bruins are the Highlight of a New York City Art Exhibit,”Sports Illustrated, December 10, 2007, p. 30
  Ward, Bruce. “Hockey or Hokey: Portraits of NHLers Score Hype Dollars,” The Ottawa Citizen, November 30, 2007
  "Galleries-Downtown: Kurt Kauper,” The New Yorker, December 10, 2007, p. 22
  Loos, Ted. “The Naked and the Nude,”, December 7, 2007
  Dimanno, Rosie. “Painter Puts a Nude Look on Hockey Heroes,” Toronto Star, December 6, 2007, p. S2
  Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Kurt Kauper,” The New York Times, November 23, 2007, p. E40
  Knode, Marilu. “Celebrity,” Exhibition Catalogue, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, p. 22
2006 Rousseau, Bryant.“Art Basel 37: Best in Show: Deitch is Unanimous Choice,” June 20, 2006
2005 Cohen, David. “Gallery-Going: Tete a Tete,” The New York Sun, June 30
  Schwendener, Martha. “Tete a Tete,” Time Out New York, July 7-13, p. 73
2004 Erikson, Matthew. “Banished Painting Raises Questions,” The Hartford Courant, September 29
  Erikson, Matthew. “The Body Electric,” The Hartford Courant, September 24
  Genocchio, Benjamin. “Carnal Knowledge,” Preview Connecticut, September, pp. 16-19
  Highet, Alistair. “Works From the Trove of an Adventurous Collector,” The New York Times, September 19
  Bloom, Larry. “Cary Grant, Nude,” Connecticut Magazine, September, pp. 12-13
  Johnson, Ken. “She’s Come Undone,” The New York Times, July 9, p. E28
2003 Nochlin, Linda. “New Tricks for an Old Dog: The Return of Painting,” Contemporary,
No. 58, p20.
  McNeil, Taylor. “Fictional Realism – with a Twist,” Esprit, Fall 2003, pp. 4-5
  Kinney, Tulsa. “Stripping Cary Grant,” Los Angeles City Beat, June 26, p. 27
  Pagel, David. “A Cool Jolt from a Familiar Image,” The Los Angeles Times, June 20,
p. E19
  Hughes, Robert J. “Rising Stars of Spring,” The Wall Street Journal, April 4
  Finch, Charlie. “The Armory Show Runs its Course,”, March 7,
  Adams, Brooks. “Picabia, The New Paradigm,” Art in America, March 2003, p. 84
  Pisano, Hortense. “Mut Zum Trash,” Journal Frankfurt, January 17-30, p. 46
2002 Temin, Christine. “Strange Likeness,” The Boston Globe, December 20, 2002, p. E17
  Liebman, Lisa. “Best of 2002,” ArtForum, December 2002, p. 108
  Gute, Charles, et al. “Focus Painting Part One,” Flash Art, October 2002, p. 78-85
  Burnett, Craig. “Previews,” Modern Painters, Summer 2002, p. 121
  Bush, Kate. “Cher Peintre, Lieber Maler, Dear painter,” Art Forum, October 2002, p. 149
  Edwards, Natasha. “Cher Peintre peins-moi,” Modern Painters, Autumn 2002, p. 145
  Leydier, Richard. “Cher peintre,” artpress, September 2002, pp. 82-84
  Tuymans, Luc. “What the Painters Say” artpress, July-August, 2002, pp. 37-46
  Knofel, Ulrike. “Attacke der Kitsch-Rebellen,” Der Spiegel, Nr. 25, June 17, p. 192
  Dagen, Philippe. “Le Peinture en France Malade de la Derision,” Le Monde, June 14, 2002
  Landi, Ann. “The Real Thing?” Art News, June 2002, pp. 88 - 91
  Predicatori, Mara. “Supernatural Playground,” Flash Art International, p. 122, April-May 2002
  Farronato, Milovan. “Supernatural Playground,” Tema Celeste, p. 107, March-April 2002
  Pola, Francesca. “Supernatural Playground,” Segno, March-April, 2002
  Corradini, Mauro. “L’Universo della Grande Mela,” Cultura Bresciana, p.33, March 21
  Corradini, Mauro. “L’Universo della Grande Mela,” Bresciaoggi, March 21, 2002, p. 33
  Farquharson, Alex. “The New Americans,” Art Forum, p. 136, March 2002
  Cunningham, Bill . “Evening Hours,” The New York Times, Section 9, p.5, February 24
  Dunn, Melissa and Charles Gute. “Spotlight Casino 2001,” Flash Art, January-February
  Beatrice, Luca. “Spotlight Form Follows Fiction,” Flash Art, January-February
  Eichler, Dominic. “Casino 2001,” Frieze, January-February 2002, pp. 97-98
2001 Fanelli, Franco & Francesca Comisso. “Com’e Finto il Post-Uomo,” Vernissage, Numero 21, November 2001, pp. 4-8
  Israel, Nico. “A Winning Bet,” Vogue, November 2001, p. 372
  Moliterni, Rocco. “La Forma Segue La Finzione: A Rivoli Le Ricerche Artistiche Degli Ultimi Dieci Anni,” La Stampa, October 19
  Hainley, Bruce. “Brian Calvin,” Artforum, February 2001, pp. 140-141
  Finch, Charlie. “Norman Dubrow Gives it Away,” artnet, February 2, 2001
2000 Kleinfelder, Karen. Art History, December 2000, v23, i5, p. 800
  Gingeras, Alison. “Subversion du Kitsch,” artpress, December 2000, pp. 28-36
  Gingeras, Alison. “Kurt Kauper,” artpress, September 2000, pp. 75-76.
  Edelson, Sharon. “Creative Types,” W, September 2000, pp. 371-384
  Colman, David. “The Wonderful Wizard of Art,” Harper’s Bazaar, September 2000, p. 536
  Canning, Susan. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Art Papers,
July/August 2000, pp. 20-25
  Duncan, Michael. “Blinded by Buzzwords,” Art in America, July 2000, p. 40
  Wei, Lilly. “2000 Biennial Exhibition,” Art News, May 2000, p. 225
  Kimmelman, Michael. “A New Whitney Team Makes Its Biennial Pitch,” The New York Times, March 24, 2000, pp. E31, E33
  Muchnic, Suzanne. "What Difference Two Years Make," The Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2000, p. F1
  Knight, Christopher. "Not Enough Reasons to Celebrate," The Los Angeles Times,
March 24, 2000, p. F21
  Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art,” The New York Times, March 3, 2000, p. E48
  Cotter, Holland. “With a Nervy Sense of Today,” The New York Times,
February 25, 2000, p. E39
1999 Vogel, Carol. “Choosing a Palette of Biennial Artists,” The New York Times,
December 8, 1999, pp. E1, E5
  Hickey, Dave. “Best of the 90’s,” ARTFORUM, December 1999, p.12
  Duncan, Michael. “L.A. Portraiture: Post-Cool," Art in America, October 1999,pp. 124-131
  Miller, Alicia. "In Your Face," Art Papers, July/August 1999, pp. 55-56
  Miles, Christopher. "Kurt Kauper," ARTFORUM, "May 1999, p.183
  Knight, Christopher. "The Case for Painting," The Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar, April 4, 1999, p. 4
  Pagel, David. "These Grand Divas Are Truly Larger Than Life,"The Los Angeles Times, February 26, 1999, p. F26
1998 Rickels, Laurence A. "Phantoms of Opera," art/text, November 1998-January 1999, pp. 61-66
  Pagel, David. "Visual Stimulation in L.A.," Flash Art, Summer 1998, pp. 116-120
  Cotter, Holland. "Painting From Another Planet,” The New York Times, July 24, 1998, p B39
  Peers, Alexandra. "Object of the Week," The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 1998, p. W12
  Schjeldahl, Peter. "Ultraloungerie," The Village Voice, June 23, 1998, p. 153
  Pagel, David. "Aperto Los Angeles," Flash Art, March-April, 1998, pp. 76-78.
  Temin, Christine. "Art Review," The Boston Globe, February 27, 1998, p. C-1.
  Silver, Joanne. "Visual Arts," The Boston Herald, February 27, 1998, p. S11.
  McQuaid, Cate. "ICA Shows Boston as Artist's State of Mind," The Boston Globe, February 21, 1998, p. C8
  Alimanestianu-Chao, Irina. "Kurt Kauper: ACME.," Zing Magazine, Winter 1998, pp. 179-180.
  Miles, Chris. "New Faces in Portraiture," Zing Magazine, Winter 1998, pp. 39.
  Cotter, Holland. "Judie Bamber and Kurt Kauper," New York Times, January 2, 1998, p. E-41.
  Bergstein, Gerry. “Art Feature: Kurt Kauper,” AGNI 47, 1998, pp. 111-114
1997 Knight, Christopher. "Best Shows of 1997," Los Angeles Times Calender, December 21, 1997.
  Pagel, David. "Kurt Kauper," Editor's Choice, Bomb, Fall 1997
  Knight, Christopher. "Kurt Kauper at ACME.," Art Issues, September/October, 1997, p.36 (cover illustration)
  Pagel, David. "A Mixture of Elegance, Androgynous Strength,"
The Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1997, p. F16.
  Miles, Christopher. "Kurt Kauper at ACME.," Artweek, July, 1997
1996 Pagel, David. “Art Reviews,” The Los Angeles Times, August 8, 1996. p. F11


2005 to Present Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY
2000 to 2005 Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT, Assistant Professor
1996 to 2000 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, Painting Instructor
1995 to 1996 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa CA, Painting Instructor


2006 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2001 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1989 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
1988 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant


The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery
The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
The Oakland Museum of Art