Collection > Rolon, Carlos (DZINE)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1970.
Lives and works in Chicago.


1989 Briefly studied at Columbia College, Chicago
2011 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg

Selected Solo Exhibitions/Projects
Dallas Contemporary Museum, (Forthcoming), Dallas

Imperial Nail Salon, Salon 94, New York
Get Nailed at the New Museum, performance, window installation, New Museum, New York
Zeniths and Daytons, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg

Voodoo, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York
Voodoo, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Posse, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan

Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Love & Loyalty, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, Korea

The Beautiful Struggle, Deitch Projects, New York
Emily Murphy Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Contemporary Arts Society, Rome
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands

Stealing Dreams, SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Dzine, Museo del Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan (catalogue.)
Just Kidding, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom


Punk Funk, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (catalogue)

Staring at the Sun, moniquemeloche, Chicago
Gangster Boogie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Dzine, Illinois State Museum Gallery, Chicago
(Traveled to University of Missouri - Gallery 210, St. Louis & Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois )
Dzine, Equal Gallery, Osaka, Japan (catalogue.)
Beautiful Things, SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo
Project Invitational, ARCO ‘04-International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid

Alley Oop, Institute of Visual Art Center (inova), Milwaukee
Tokyo Boogie, University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham Alabama

Beat Junkie, Chop Shop, moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago
Sampler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects
Experience Pommery #9 (La Fabrique sonore), curated by Claire Staebler and Charles Carcopino, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Write Now: Artists and Letterforms, Chicago Cultural Center
Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture and POST, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
Geared: The Culture of Bicycles, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho
VOCES Y VISIONES: Signs, Systems and the City in El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection, El Museo del Barrio, New York

Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles
Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, curated by Takashi Azumaya, Busan
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
(I Can) Feel the Pulse, MAMA, Rotterdam

Stages (organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike), Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
(Traveled to Deitch Projects, New York, and O.H.W.O.W, Miami)

Not So Minimal, Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium

Barrio Dreams, Deitch Projects, Art Basel Miami Beach 2007, Miami, FL
A Poem about an Inland Sea, Ukrainian Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale
Carribean Encounters, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Simply Beautiful, LABoral, Gijon, Spain
Generations U(s)A, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Public Image, Painting the City, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands

Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
New Territories: On Youth Culture, Carla Arocha and Dzine, ARCO ’06, Madrid

Lost in Music, Nerman Museum of Art/JCCC, Overland Park, Kansas

None of the Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists, Real Art Ways, Hartford
(traveled to Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)
Stop & Stor: new painters, LUXE Gallery, New York

Painting by Design, Wayne State University Gallery, Detroit
Sk8 on the Wall, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo (traveled to Parco Gallery, Nagoya)

Artist in Residence

Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao Centre For Contemporary Art, Netherlands Antilles
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
City of Chicago Sister Cities Program,The National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya


Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award
National Endowment for the Arts

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, NY
City of Chicago Public Art Collection, Illinois
Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium
Fundacion Alorda - Derksen, Barcelona
Museo del Barrio, New York
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Nerman Museum of Art, Kansas City
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Collection, NY
Sal. Oppenheim Collection, Cologne
Yuz Art Foundation, Shanghai

Carlos Rolon (DZINE)
Acrylic and crystallina on wood panel, with glass beads on the surface
50 x 50 inches
Carlos Rolon (DZINE)
Black Moon Rising
Acrylic, crystallina, resin on wood panel
78 x 50 inches
Carlos Rolon (DZINE)
Acrylic and crystalline automotive clear coat on wood panel
40 x 40 inches