Marianne Vitale

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Marianne Vitale
Marianne Vitale.jpg
Born1973
NationalityAmerican
EducationThe School of Visual Arts
Known forSculpture

Marianne Vitale is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City.

Career[edit]

Vitale graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 1995 with a BFA in Film.[1]

Exhibitions[edit]

For the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Vitale exhibited the video Patron. Peter Schjeldahl of The New Yorker wrote: "The most prepossessing is an energetic performance by...Vitale, who...harangues 'patrons' with colorfully worded...insults and commands. The provoked notion of contemporary art as an arena of sadomasochism is just cogent enough to chill, a trifle."[2]

In 2013, The Contemporary Austin's inaugural exhibition featured two solo installations, including Burned Bridge Junction and Common Crossings. An Artforum review notes that, "Vitale's striking exhibition...exudes a vitality that belies ... industrial past and lineage of Minimalist, monumental, and masculine sculpture..." The author continues, "Vitale skillfully manipulates material and form to link past with present, this world with another..."[3]

Vitale's ongoing sculptural series of Burned Bridges has been part of several solo gallery and museum exhibitions including What I Need to Do Is Lighten The Fuck Up About A Lot of Shit at Zach Feuer Gallery;[4] Bright Dark Future at Le Confort Moderne;[5] If You Expect To Rate as a Gentleman, Do Not Expectorate On the Floor'' at Unge Kunstneres Samfund;[6] Lost Marbles at Le Marbrerie, Montreuil;[7] and Huey, Dewey & Louie at Kunstraum Innsbruck.[8]

Her solo show, Diamond Crossing at Zach Feuer (2013), was applauded by the New York Times' Ken Johnson as “approaching a near-perfect 10…occupy[ing] the space with awesome implacability…[and] art-historical sophistication.”[9]

For the Performa 13 Biennial, Vitale was commissioned to produce The Missing Book of Spurs, a performance set in a "saloon/[brothel]/weather station." A publication is forthcoming.[10]

Other venues that have exhibited Vitale's work include the Rubell Family Collection, Kling & Bang, SculptureCenter, Saatchi Gallery, Massimo DeCarlo Gallery, White Columns, L&M, Brooklyn Museum, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, and San Francisco Art Institute.[11]

From April 2014 through March 2015, Vitale's outdoor sculptural exhibition "Common Crossings" was presented on the High Line in New York City, curated by Cecilia Alemani.[12]

Vitale works with Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin.

Notable Works[edit]

Patron, video, 2010
Diamond Crossing, sculpture, 2012
Bridge Burn, video, 2012
WHAT I NEED TO DO IS LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP ABOUT A LOT OF SHIT, exhibition and art book, 2012
Common Crossings, sculpture, 2013
Train Wreck, "soft" book, Kiito-San, 2015

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