Jeff Elrod


Flower Thief, 2010, Dunn and Brown Contemporary


1966 Born in Dallas, Texas
Currently lives and works in Marfa, Texas and Brooklyn, New York


1992 Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991 B.F.A., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Grants And Awards

1998 Residency Fellowship, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
1997 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award
1993 Residency, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992 Claire Hart De Goyer Award, Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, Texas
1991-92 Core Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

Figment, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
This Brutal World, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Jeff Elrod, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy
Jeff Elrod, Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2015 Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2014 Jeff Elrod: Rabbit Ears, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
ESP,  Gallerie Max Hetzler, Paris France

Nobody Sees Like Us, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England

2012 Echo Paintings, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY

Letters from the Sky, Galerie Jean-Luc + Takako Richard, Paris, France
El Espectro, Compact Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2010 Flower Thief, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2009 Jeff Elrod, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 Jeff Elrod, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, New York
2007 Fingers Never Stop, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
2006 New Paintings, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, New York
2002 Analog Paintings, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, New York
Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany
2001 Flatland, Paolo Curti & Co., Milan, Italy
Jeff Elrod, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 New Paintings, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, New York
1999 Jeff Elrod, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas
1998 The Squarepusher, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Heroes & Zeros, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997 Analog Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

Group Exhibitions


Force and Form, De la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL


White Trash, Luhring Augustine, Bushwick, NY
The Age of Ambiguity, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Group Exhibition 2017, James Fuentes, New York, NY


Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
Shapeshifters, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2015 Beware Wet Paint, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Group Spirit, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France and Berlin, Germany
Into Abstraction, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
LIFE, Curated by The Journal Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Australia
Flat World, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Walk the Line, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2013 Fantasy Island, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Shaking the Habitual: Michael Bevilacqua/ James Busby/ Jeff Elrod, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
The Show is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, England

Eagles, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Mix/Remix, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Dedicated to you but You Weren’t Listening, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL


New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Powders, a Phial, and a Paper Book, Marlborough, New York, NY

2010 The Incomplete, Galerie Jean-Luc + Takako Richard, Paris, France
2009 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Secret Life of Objects, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 The Incomplete, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York
2007 Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, New York
Elrod/Flood/Zilm, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 All in the Family, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 Indigestible Correctness, Participant, New York, New York
Chaotic Order, Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
2003 Jeff Elrod, Torben Giehler, Erik Parker, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Nicole Eisenman, Jeff Elrod, Torben Giehler, Tony Matelli, Galeria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
2002 Wall Street Rising, New York, New York
New Economy Painting, ACME, Los Angeles, California
Subject Matters, Kraverts/Wehby Gallery, New York, New York
Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York, New York
Leslie Cohan & Brown Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Bitstreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Glee: Painting Now, The Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida
Before They Become Who They Are, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, New York
Ambient Fiction: Jeff Elrod, Monique Prieto, Jeff Zilm, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, New York
Pict, The Walther Phillips Gallery at Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Jeff Elrod and Pamela Fraser, Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany
1999 Fabstraction, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; traveled to Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Texas Draws, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin, Germany
Jeff Elrod and Lisa Ruyter, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, New York
1998 Painting, Now and Forever, Part I, Pat Hearn Gallery & Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, New York
Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
1997 Oktoberfest, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Disiptoey, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Tragic Fading Supergraphic, Art of This Century, Houston, Texas

Museum Collections

Centre National d' Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

De la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY



‘Jeff Elrod’s ‘Figment’ at Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz’, Blouin Art Info (10 January).
T. Farouki, ‘A Warhol Confident Curates His First Ever Show in St. Moritz’, (January).

2016 S. Karich, ‘Texas, Deine Künstler’, Blau Magazin (November): 30-41.
M. Steyels, ‘Go Ahead, Try and Focus on These Canvases’, The Creator’s Project (1 November).
M. Meneguzzo, ‘Jeff Elrod’, Artforum (October): 287-288.
‘Goings on About Town: Jeff Elrod’, The New Yorker (3 October).

M. Slenske, ‘Works by Kara Walker, Mel Bochner, and Arturo Herrera Grace the Walls of Gladstone Gallery’, Architectural Digest (2 July).
S. de Pury ‘InstaMan’, Baku (Winter 2015/2016): 120.
K. Kazakina, ‘Elephant Dung Madonna Stars in Christie’s London Auction’, Bloomberg Business
B. Dessent, ‘New York’s Luhring Augustine Transforms Paris’s Galerie Patrick Seguin’, Artsy (9 November).
J. Tully, ‘Sales Maintained a Steady Pace at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction’, Blouin ArtInfo (30 June).
R. Will, ‘Gagosian London’s Massive Survey Defines Spray Art’, Blouin ArtInfo (11 June).
‘Collecting Guide: Post War and Contempoprary Art’, Christie’s the Art People (17 June).
M. Forster-Pert, ‘New Exhibition Celebrates Spray Paint, But Without the Street Art’, CNN (18 June).
K. Messinger, ‘Can't Hardly Wait For Summer: Everything We Saw and Heard at Last Night's Art Openings’, Paper (26 June).
M. Ryzik, ‘A Look Inside Vito Schnabel’s Bowery Bank Show’, The New York Times (27 May).
F. Florian, ‘In and Out of the Screen: The canvas as computer Monitor; Elephant (Autumn): 82-95.
V. Chow, ‘Jeff Elrod: Digital Abstract and Concrete Painting’, Harper’s Bazaar Art (March): 184-189.
D. Geers, ‘Formal Affairs’, Frieze (March): 110-117.
D. Wee, ‘Interview: Jeff Elrod on his show at Simon Lee’, Blouin ARTINFO (12 February): n.p.
G. Borcherdt, ‘Beware Wet Paint’, Art Review (January / February): 142.
J. Elrod and M. Flood, ‘Interview: Mark Flood’, Kaleidoscope (Spring/Summer): 84-94.
A. Ascari, ‘Alliantecnik’, Kaleidoscope (Winter): 202 – 217.

2013 Lane, Mary M., "From Doodle, A Hot Artist: Artist Jeff Elrod's Digitally Manipulated Canvases," The Wall Street Journal, October
Smith, Roberta, "Jeff Elrod," The New York Times, March.
2012 Saltz, Jerry, "Mea Maxima Culpa," New York Magazine, December
2009 Terranova, Charissa, “Jeff Elrod: Fort Worth,” Art Papers, May/June
2007 Barbara A. MacAdam, “The New Abstraction,” ArtNews, April
2006 Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review; Jeff Elrod,” The New York Times, April 7
2004 Cotter, Holland, “Indigestible Correctness,” The New York Times, Friday April 23, 2004

Anspon, Catherine, “Elrod, Giehler & Parker,” Artnews, May, 2003
Greenwood, Cynthia. "Elrod, Giehler and Parker", The Houston Chronicle, February 27

2002 Edward, Gomez, M., “New Yorkers Now, Their Gifts Were Nurtured In Texas,” The New York Times, September 22.
Hunt, David. “ Jeff Elrod at Leo Koenig Inc., NY,” Review, Artext, Summer 2002.
Levin, Kim, “Analog Paintings,” Village Voice, February 19
2001 Odom, Michael. “ Jeff Elrod/Angstrom Gallery,” Review, Artforum, September.
“Bitstreams”, Whitney Museum of American Art, Exhibition Catalogue, March 22 – June 10.
Smith, Roberta. “Before They Became Who They Are”, Art in Review, The New York Times, Friday, February 9.
Kuntner, Janet, “Code Breaker”,  Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, February 28

Heartyney, Eleanor. “Jeff Elrod at Pat Hearn”, Art in America, September, pp.150-151.
Daily, Mehgan. “Glee:Painting Now”, Artforum, December.
McCormick, Carlo. “Jeff Elrod-Painter”, Paper, April-May.
Ebony, David. “David Ebony’s top 10”,, November 7.
Naves, Mario. “21st century artist: Elrod and his IMAC”, NY Observer, February 21.
Scott, Andrea. “Jeff Elrod”, New Yorker, Art in Review, February 14.
Maxwell, Douglas. “ Jeff Elrod”, Review Magazine, February 15.
Zinsser, John. “ Painters Journal”,, November 7.
Viveros-Faune, Christian. “ Computer World”, NY Press, February 8.
Cotter, Holland. “Jeff Elrod”, Week in Review, The New York Times, February 2.
Cotter, Holland. “ Jeff Elrod, As Crowds Flow Into Chelsea”, Review, The New York Times, January 21.
Levin, Kim. “Jeff Elrod”, Shortlist, Village Voice, February 1.
Hoelscher, Jason, “ Jeff Elrod at Pat Hearn Gallery”, Artforum, Summer Issue.
Zimmer, William, “Serious Abstract Paintings/ Non-serious Message”, The New York Times, December 31

1999 Smith, Roberta. “More Space for Young Artists”, The New York Times, Feb. 19
Daily, Meghan. “Jeff Elrod/Lisa Ruyter at Pat Hearn Gallery”, Artforum, Summer Issue.
Scott, Andrea. “Jeff Elrod and Lisa Ruyter”, New Yorker, March 29.
Johnson, Ken. “Lisa Ruyter/Jeff Elrod”, Week in  Review, The New York Times, March 26.
Dumbadze, Alexander. “San Antonio”, Art Papers, Sept/Oct., p.59.
Stockebrand, Marianne. “The Chinati Foundation”, Annual Newsletter

Dewan, Shaila. “Pixel Power”, Houston Press, Feb. 22-28.
Johnson, Patricia. “Quick, Don’t Miss These Art Shows”, Houston Chronicle, April 19.

1996 Dewan, Shaila. “Graphic Ideas”, Houston Press, Feb. 22-28
Johnson, Patricia. “Daring, Cynical, Fun”, Houston Chronicle, Zest Magazine, April.

Colpitt, Frances. “Going Against the Grain: Texas Abstraction”, Art in America, April.