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Biography

Since the 1980s, Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956, Merano, Italy) has reflected on the conceptual foundations of painting, producing abstract and photorealist works on canvas and using non-traditional materials such as carpet, Celotex, and styrofoam to create immersive and participatory works. Stingel has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Foundation Beyeler (2019); Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2013); Secession, Vienna (2012); LIVE at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010); and a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007). Other significant one-person exhibitions include those at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2004) and the Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento (2001). Stingel’s work was included in the 2003, 1999, and 1993 Venice Biennales. The artist lives and works in New York City.

Selected Works

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Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2010 oil and enamel on linen 67 x 53 1/2 in. (170.2 x 135.9 cm) ​signed and dated verso

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2010
oil and enamel on linen
67 x 53 1/2 in. (170.2 x 135.9 cm)
signed and dated verso

Rudolf Stingel Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, 1997 Photo Adam Reich

Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, 1997
Photo Adam Reich

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 1996 oil and enamel on canvas 42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 1996
oil and enamel on canvas
42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Rudolf Stingel: Paintings 1987-2007 curated by Francesco Bonami Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2007

Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel: Paintings 1987-2007
curated by Francesco Bonami
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2007

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2015 oil and enamel on canvas 72 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 2 in. (184.2 x 146.1 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2015
oil and enamel on canvas
72 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 2 in. (184.2 x 146.1 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2012 ink, oil, enamel on paper 6 parts, each: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm); frames, each: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm); overall, approximately: 46 x 88 in. (116.8 x 223.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2012
ink, oil, enamel on paper
6 parts, each: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm); frames, each: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm); overall, approximately: 46 x 88 in. (116.8 x 223.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2014 oil and enamel on canvas 95 x 76 1/8 x 2 in. (241.3 x 193.4 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2014
oil and enamel on canvas
95 x 76 1/8 x 2 in. (241.3 x 193.4 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2000 styrofoam overall: 96 x 96 x 4 inches (240 x 480 x 10 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2000
styrofoam
overall: 96 x 96 x 4 inches (240 x 480 x 10 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2010 oil and enamel on linen 67 x 53 1/2 in. (170.2 x 135.9 cm) ​signed and dated verso

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2010
oil and enamel on linen
67 x 53 1/2 in. (170.2 x 135.9 cm)
signed and dated verso

Rudolf Stingel Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, 1997 Photo Adam Reich

Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, 1997
Photo Adam Reich

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 1996 oil and enamel on canvas 42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 1996
oil and enamel on canvas
42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Rudolf Stingel: Paintings 1987-2007 curated by Francesco Bonami Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2007

Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel: Paintings 1987-2007
curated by Francesco Bonami
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2007

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2015 oil and enamel on canvas 72 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 2 in. (184.2 x 146.1 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2015
oil and enamel on canvas
72 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 2 in. (184.2 x 146.1 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2012 ink, oil, enamel on paper 6 parts, each: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm); frames, each: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm); overall, approximately: 46 x 88 in. (116.8 x 223.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2012
ink, oil, enamel on paper
6 parts, each: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm); frames, each: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm); overall, approximately: 46 x 88 in. (116.8 x 223.5 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2014 oil and enamel on canvas 95 x 76 1/8 x 2 in. (241.3 x 193.4 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2014
oil and enamel on canvas
95 x 76 1/8 x 2 in. (241.3 x 193.4 x 5.1 cm)

Rudolf Stingel Untitled, 2000 styrofoam overall: 96 x 96 x 4 inches (240 x 480 x 10 cm)

Rudolf Stingel
Untitled, 2000
styrofoam
overall: 96 x 96 x 4 inches (240 x 480 x 10 cm)