Roxy Paine's substantial body of work spans the monumental and the microscopic - from the organic tones of nature to the cold, clean lines of the machine world. Critically, however, his works never rest in one of these spheres, but rather fuse them together to create pieces which confound, provoke, demonstrate and question all at once. Through grappling with events of nature and industry, control and chaos, Paine’s work highlights a perpetual irresolution of these altered realities and how we experience the world around us. Paine continues to reinvent and challenge the relationship between idea and material translation. 
Exhibited internationally since the early 1990s, Paine is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. His work has been installed in prominent venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York’s Central Park, Madison Square Park, and, in 2009, a site specific installation for the rooftop garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work is included in various collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Villa Panza, Vernese, Italy, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City.
Paine will be installing a new sculptural piece in San Francisco in 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Central Subway. This dramatic piece, in the artist's words, will be “an elegant line connecting earth to sky, people to underground systems and sculpture to city.”


Roxy Paine: Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, October - December

Roxy Paine, Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Jan - May 

Natura Naturans, Villa Panza, Varese, Italy, June - May 2016

Denuded Lens, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Apparatus, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Roxy Paine, WANAS Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Roxy Paine, Madison Square Park, New York, NY

Roxy Paine: PMU, curated by Bruce Guenther, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, February 25 – May 28


Defunct, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Roxy Paine: Second Nature, co-curated by Joseph Ketner and Lynn Herbert, Rose Art Museum,
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX;  SITE
Santa Fe, New Mexico;
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands (April 2002 through January 2004) (catalogue)

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Roxy Paine