about David Kramer

(1963 - USA) lives and works in Brooklyn

Inspired by the glossy spreads of vintage magazines and pornography, David Kramer's paintings frequently feature shiny cars and gorgeous women looking longingly into the lens. Alternately humorous and reflective, text plays a crucial role in his paintings: sometimes standing alone, sometimes surrounding accompanying images. "They always kind of seemed like they were images of adulthood," says Kramer, "What life was going to be like soon. What I really wanted..."

Solo exhibitions

2015

David Kramer - Kramerica - Galerie Tanit, Munich

2014

Summer Rental - Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York City, NY

The Hi-Life : Drawings, Installations, Sculptures - Galerie Laurent Godin

2012

Next Year In Los Angeles - Torch Gallery, Amsterdam
David Kramer - This is What it's Like - Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Age Old Story - Freight + Volume, New York City, NY

2011

Scope Miami - CTS - Creative Thrift Shop, New York City, NY

David Kramer: Prequel to the Sequel: Waiting for a Hollywood Ending - Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC

2010

David Kramer - Untitled (Because I am not RIchard Prince...) - Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
David Kramer - Recent Drawings - Paintings - Video - Installation - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
David Kramer: Seems Like We’ve Been Down This Road Before - Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NY

2009

David Kramer - Rock Bottom - Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

David Kramer - Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Post-pop: neo hangover - Galleria Traghetto - Venezia, Venice

David Kramer: I Want to Know How the Other Half Lives - Moti Hasson Gallery, New York City, NY

2006

I Objectify My Life So As To Give It Meaning - Birch Libralato, Toronto, ON

Age Old Story - Galleries at University of Hertfordshire, St Albans, Hertfordshire

2005

David Kramer - Recent Drawings and Paintings - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

David Kramer - Monte Clark Gallery - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

2004

David Kramer - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2002

Social Club - eyewash, New York City, NY

2001

David Kramer: Heaven On Earth - The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

group exhibitions

2016

The 4rd Quadrennial: The Ballot Show - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Forever - Bubox, Kortrijk
Introspective - BravinLee programs, New York City, NY

2015

Identities - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Viewer Discretion... Children Of Bataille - Stux Gallery, New York City, NY

2014

The Remarkable Lightness of Being - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
FR:15—Front Room 15 Anniversary - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY
regular john - Junior Projects, New York City, NY

2013

Unhinged - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY
There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Yours - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Sculptures, Photos, Collages… Very Important Chair - Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris
sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes - La Maison Rouge, Paris

2012

Vic - Very Important Chair - :BARIL, Cluj
Bad For You - Shizaru Gallery, London
The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends) - Freight + Volume, New York City, NY
August at 1082 - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
Cloud Nine - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Néon, Who’s afrmaid of red, yellow and blue ? - La Maison Rouge, Paris
Facets of Figuration - (ART) AMALGAMATED, New York City, NY
Tropic of Capricorn - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
Take My Soul - EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse

2011

In- and outside - writing - Voorkamer, Lier
Paper A - Z - Sue Scott Gallery, New York City, NY
Femme objet, Femme sujet - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
Voorkamer - Les Brasseurs Art Contemporain, Liège

2010

Zweierlei - Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
Lush Life - Shell be Apples - Eleven Rivington, New York City, NY
Lush Life - Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York City, NY
"The Alchemy of Delusion" - Summer group exhibition - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Lush Life - Chapter One: Whistle - Sue Scott Gallery, New York City, NY
IT’S ONLY A PAPERMOON - National Suisse Hochhaus, Frankfurt/Main
KNOCK KNOCK: Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore - Fred Torres Collaborations, New York City, NY

2009

FUSE WORKS presents Multiples and Editions - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
+2 - Sloan Fine Art, New York City, NY
Note to self - Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York City, NY

2008

Collection tres privee - Galerie Sandrine Mons, Nice
The Ballot Show - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Sign/age: Signs Signs Everywhere A Sign - Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NY
ARTWALKING: Bedford Avenue - eyewash, New York City, NY
Holy Smoke - Cokkie Snoei Rotterdam, Rotterdam
tell me - Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam
Multiples and Editions, vol. 2 - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Untitled (On Paper) - Moti Hasson Gallery, New York City, NY

2007

Collection tres privee - Galerie Sandrine Mons, Nice
IN MY SOLITUDE - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
ceci n´est pas... (this is not...) - Group show Show - Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York City, NY
The Story Goes - McKenzie Fine Art, New York City, NY
Pierogi Flatfiling - Artnews Projects, Berlin
Multiples and Editions - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY

2006

Wagmag Benefit Art show - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Summer View - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY
BIG STUFF - eyewash, New York City, NY
2 Heilige Geest - Voorkamer, Lier
2006 Thesis Exhibitions Series Two - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2004

Sellout - Voorkamer, Lier

New American Story Art - Parker´s Box, New York City, NY

2003

One-on-one - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Summer Reading - Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York City, NY
OnLine - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2002

Subbasement - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY
Michelle Hines & David Kramer - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Touchy Feely - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY

2001

Spectacle - Hallwalls at The Church, Buffalo, NY

Spectacle: Installations by Peter Bowyer and David Kramer - Queen's Square , Cambridge, ON

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