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Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman

Born in 1962 in New York, where he lives and works, Alexis Rockman has depicted a darkly surreal vision of the collision between civilization and nature – often apocalyptic scenarios on a monumental scale – for over three decades. Notable solo museum exhibitions include “Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny” at the Brooklyn Museum (2004), which traveled to several institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts (2004) and the Rhode Island School of Design (2005). In 2010, the Smithsonian American Art Museum organized “Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow,” a major touring survey of his paintings and works on paper. Concurrent with Rockman’s 2013 exhibition at Sperone Westwater, the Drawing Center mounted “Drawings from Life of Pi,” featuring the artist’s collaboration with Ang Lee on the award-winning film “Life of Pi.” His series of 76 New Mexico Field Drawings was included in “Future Shock” at SITE Santa Fe (2017-18). “Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle,” a major touring exhibition of large-scale paintings and watercolors, as well as field drawings, of the Great Lakes was on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from January through April 2018 and is currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center. It will travel to other institutions in the Great Lakes region, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Weisman Art Museum and the Flint Institute of Arts. Rockman’s work is represented in many museum collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; New Orleans Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art.

 

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Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Hoarfrost, 2014
oil and alkyd on wood
44 x 56 x 2 inches (111,7 x 139,7 x 5 cm)
SW 14038

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Bronx Zoo, 2012-2013
oil on wood; triptych
84 x 168 inches (213,4 x 427 cm) overall
84 x 56 x 2 inches( 213,4 x 142,2 x 5,1 cm) each panel
SW 13162

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Untitled (Cherry Blossoms), 2013
watercolor, ink and gouache on paper
72 ½ x 52 inches (184,2 x 132,1 cm)
75 7/8 x 55 1/8 x 2 ¼ inches (193 x 140 x 6 cm) frame
SW 13288

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Flotsam, 2013
oil and alkyd on wood
30 inches (76,2 cm) diameter
SW 13328

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Untitled (Jellyfish), 2013
watercolor, ink and gouache on paper
72 ½ x 52 inches (184,2 x 132,1 cm)
75 7/8 x 55 3/8 x 2 ¼ inches (193 x 141 x 6 cm) frame
SW 13287

Private Collection

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Untitled (Monarchs), 2013
watercolor and gouache on paper
72 ½ x 52 inches (184,2 x 132,1 cm)
75 7/8 x 55 1/8 x 2 ¼ inches (193 x 140 x 6 cm) frame
SW 13321

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Gowanus, 2013
oil on wood
72 x 90 inches (183 x 229 cm)
SW 13286

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Wreck, 2012
watercolor and ink on paper
18 x 24 inches (45,7 x 61cm)
SW 12362

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Fountain, 2012
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches (61 x 45,7 cm)
SW 12365

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Effluent, 2012
watercolor and ink on paper
18 x 24 inches (45,7 x 61cm)
20 1/8 x 25 7/8 inches (51 x 65,7 cm) frame
SW 12366

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Untitled, 2013
watercolor on paper
24 x 18 inches (61x 46 cm)
25 7/8 x 20 x 1 9/16 (65,7 x 51 x 4 cm) frame
SW 13212

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Self-portrait :Disassociation, 2011
oil on panel
24 x 18 inches (61 x 45,7 cm)
SW 11425
Private Collection

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
Chimera, 2012
oil on wood
30 inches in diameter (76,2 cm)
SW 12374

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman
New Mexico Field Drawings, 2017
organic material and acrylic polymer on paper
76 drawings; dimensions variable
SW 17344

Artist press

Great Lakes portrayed vividly in Alexis Rockman’s MOCA Cleveland show
Great Lakes portrayed vividly in Alexis Rockman’s MOCA Cleveland show
by Steven Litt
28 October 2018
Alexis Rockman's large-scale works bring an essential show to the Cultural Center
Alexis Rockman's large-scale works bring an essential show to the Cultural Center
by Lori Waxman
24 July 2018
Alexis Rockman Paints the Past and Possible Futures of the Great Lakes
Alexis Rockman Paints the Past and Possible Futures of the Great Lakes
by Claire Voon
12 March 2018
Beauty and Despair Collide in These Murals of the Great Lakes
Beauty and Despair Collide in These Murals of the Great Lakes
by Clara Chaisson
5 December 2017
The Great Lakes in Glory and Decline
The Great Lakes in Glory and Decline
by Alina Tugend
29 October 2017
History's hidden layers
History's hidden layers
by Julie Belcove
30 April/1 May 2016
There's a Science to His Art
There's a Science to His Art
by Claudia Dreifus
19 April 2016
Alexis Rockman Captures Long Island’s Flora and Fauna in Dirty Field Drawings
Alexis Rockman Captures Long Island’s Flora and Fauna in Dirty Field Drawings
by Claire Voon
29 December 2015
Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman
By Lilly Wei
December 2013
Alexis Rockman: Rubicon - The Point of No Return
Alexis Rockman: Rubicon - The Point of No Return
By Kisa Lala
9 October 2013
In Conversation: Alexis Rockman
In Conversation: Alexis Rockman
Interview by Jonathan T.D. Neil
October 2013
Studio Check
Studio Check
By Scott Indrisek
September 2013
Zoo Station
Zoo Station
By Maya Lau
25 November 2012
Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman
Interview by Dan Tranberg
1 December 2010
Press Kit
Press Kit