Collection > Pruitt, Rob


Born 1964 , Washington DC
Lives and works in New York

Solo Exhibitions

The Last Panda, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York -USA
Rob Pruitt:An American Folk Artist, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen -USA

Faces: People and Pandas, Gallerie Massimo de Carlo, Milano -I
Rob Pruitt's Autograph Collection, Luxembourg & Dayan, London -UK
History of the world, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg -G

Air de Paris, Paris -F
The Andy Monument, Public Art Fund, New York -USA
Richard Artschwager curated by Rob Pruitt, Carlson, London -UK

Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards, Guggenheim Museum, New York -USA
Pattern and Degradation, Gavin Brown ʻs enterprise and Maccarone, New York -USA
Holy Crap, New Jerseyy, Basel -CH
iPaintings, Franco Noero Gallery, Torino -I
Pop Touched Me, Gavin Brown ʻs enterprise, New York -USA

Rob Pruitt's Christmas Flea Market, Tate Modern, London -UK
Rob Pruitt Presents the First Annual Art Awards, Guggenheim Museum, New
York -NY
Rob Pruitt, Franco Noero Gallery, Torino -I
Look What I've Done: Rob Pruitt Works 1989 - 2009, Carlson/Massimo de Carlo, London -UK

iPhotos, Gavin Brown ʻs enterprise, New York -USA*
Davos Dilemma, with Johanna Grawunder, American Academy in Rome, Rome -I

Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Frieze Art Fair, London -UK

!, Air de Paris, Paris -F
Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York -USA

Paris in Rome, Roma Roma Roma, Rome -I

Surreal Estate, Gavin Brownʼs entreprise, New York -USA (collaborative projects with Jonathan

Le Consortium, Dijon -F
Air de Paris, Paris -F (with Lily van der Stokker)
Colette, Paris -F
China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles -USA

Franco Noero Gallery, Torino -I
Pandas and Bamboo, Gavin's Brown's enterprise, Corp., NY -USA
101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH -USA

Flea Market, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY -USA
Psychic Predictions For The New Millenium & Things To Do With Lemons,
Cabinet Gallery, London -UK

101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY-USA

Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice -I
Mulier & Mulier, Knokke -B

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY -USA
Galerie Rachel Lehmann, Lausanne -CH

APAC, Centre d'art Contemporain, Nevers -F
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA-USA
Esther Schipper, Koln -D
Daniel Buchholz, Koln -D

303 Gallery, New York, NY -USA

Permanent Installation

Nude Park, Parco delle Madonie, Sicily -I


Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Musée de la Monnaie, Nuit des Musées, Paris

Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards, Guggenheim Museum, New York -USA

Rob Pruitt Presents the First Annual Art Awards, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY -USA

Group Exhibitions

An-Americana, American Academy, Rome -I
The cat Show, White Columns, New-York -USA
Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome -I
The Magic Bullet, Galerie Torri, Paris -F

Funny, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Air de Paris- Summer show, Galerie Art & Rapy, Monaco -F
Cities of gold and mirrors, Juila Stoschek Collection, Duesseldorf -G
Infinite Jest, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee -UK
Arthur Rainbow, Air de Paris, Paris -F

Flags for Venice, Venice -I
Bed Bugs, Nate Lowman and Rob Pruitt, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York -USA

Fresh Hell, Palais de Tokyo, Paris -F*
Touched, Liverpool Biennal, Liverpool -UK
The Secret (Still) Knows, LAB, Culver City -CA
JUlia Stoschek: I want to see how you see, Deichtor Hallen, Hamburg -G

The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown 's enterprise, New York -USA
Whaddaya Wanna Be, a Flower?! Alexander and Bonin, New York -USA
Mapping the Studio, Fondation François Pinault, Punta Della Dogana & Palazzo Grassi, Venice -I

Musical Paintings, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin -G
Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf -G
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown 's enterprise, New York -USA (curated by Alison Gingeras)
Whoʼs Afraid of Jasper Johns ?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery (cur. by Urs Fischer & Gavin Brown), New
York -USA
Depreciation and Devastation, Passerby,curated by Gavin Brown and Tony Just, New-York -USA
Sunshine, Ritter/Zamer at Rental, New York -USA

Air de Paris, galerie Delphine Pastor, Monaco
Colour First, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam -NL
She Was Born To Be My Unicorn, Smith-Stewart, New York -USA

Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago -USA
The Inside Game - a selection from PDX art collections, Portland Art Center, Portland -USA
The Kate Show, Foam Fotografie Museum, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas -NL
The Gold Standard, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York -USA
Celebrity, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York -USA
The Name of the Show Is Not « Gay Art Now », curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery,
New York -USA
Survivor, Bortolami Dyan, New York -USA (cur. David Rimanelli)

Interstate, curated by Adam Mc Ewen, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York -USA
General Ideas-Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987-2005, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts,
San Francisco -USA
Strictement Confidentiel, Centre dʼart et du paysage, Vassivière -F*
Drunk Vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York -USA
Seeing Double, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA -USA
Trade, White Columns, New York –USA (brochure)
The Final Floor Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp -B
100 artists see God, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach -USA

Open, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside PA-USA
For all, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen -N
No more reality, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen -D

Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York -USA
Franco Noero Gallery, Torino -I
Summer group show, China Art Object Gallery, Los Angeles -USA (collaborative projects whith
Jonathan Horowitz)
Following and to be followed (comming back), Consortium, Dijon -F
…still or sparkling ?, John Connelly Presents, New York -USA
Bright Lights, Big City, David Zwirner Gallery, New York -USA

Shanghai Biennale, Shangai Art Museum, Shanghai -China (cat.)
Something, Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York -USA (curated by Nayland Blake)
Spot the differences, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam -NL
De Gustibus, Palazzo dela Papesse, Siena -I

China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA -USA
The Americans New Art, Barbican Gallery, London -UK
Two Friends and so on, (curated by Jonathan Horowitz and Rob Pruitt),
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA-USA
Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin -IRL
The Silk Purse Procedure, Arnolfini and Spike Island, Bristol -UK

Salon, Delfina Project Space, London -UK
New York Projects, Delfina, London -UK
Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London -UK
Cool-Aid, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York -USA
Two friends and so on, (curated by Jonathan Horowitz and Rob Pruitt),
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York -USA
Sentimental Education, (curated by David Rimanelli), Deitch Projects, New York -USA
Post-POP, Post-PUNK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C-USA.
Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City -USA

Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York -USA
Village Disco, Cabinet Gallery, London -UK
Glassbox, Paris-France -F
Neither / Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MI-USA (curated by Bill Arning)
Enter Yes, No, Donʼt Know, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York -USA

Home and Away, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York -USA (curated by Kirsty Bell)
Superfreaks, Post Pop and the New Generation, Part 1 : Trash,
Greene Naftali, New York -USA
Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY-USA
Hey, You Never Know, , New York, NY-USA (curated by Kenny Schachter)

Screentest, Oasis Performance Series, New York, NY-USA
Thriller, 303 Gallery, New York, NY-USA (curated by Tom Borghese)
Recent Acquisitions, Art Institute of Chicago, Ill Deitch Projects, New York, NY-USA
Inside Out Art Fair, , New York, NY-USA (curated by Kenny Schachter)
Utopian Art Fair, Hotel 17, New York, NY-USA

Circus of the Stars, Hotel 17, New York, NY-USA

Alternative Art Fair, Hotel 17, New York, NY-USA
In a Different Light, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, CA-USA
Photocollages, Le Consortium, Dijon -F
It's Only Rock and Roll, travelling exhibition, (curated by David S.Rubin),
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Phoenix Art
Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Tacoma Art Museum,
Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Arkhansas Art Center

Avantgarde & Kamkagne, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf -D
(curated by Jurgen Harten)
Teddy & Other Stories, Cladio Botello Arte & Galleria In Arco, Torino -I
(curated by Luca Beatrice and Christiana Perella)
In Search of Self, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC-USA
Fortryck, Galleri Enkeshuset, Stockholm -SW
Under 30, Galerie Metropol, Wein -A
Translations, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw -PO

Objects, Casteli Graphics, New York, NY-USA
Post Human, (curated by Jeffrey Deitch), FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lausanne -CH
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli -I
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens -G
Deichorhallen, Hamburg -D
Rudolph Zwirner Gallery, Koln -D
Molteplici Culture, Rome -I (curated by Liam Gillick)
Tatoo Collection, Air de Paris -F
How It Is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York -USA

The Store, Richard Benett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA-USA
New Generations : New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA-USA
New York by Gallery Artists, 303 Gallery New York, NY-USA
No Man's Time, Villa Arson, Nice -F
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL-USA (curated by Kathryn Hixon)
Selections, FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lausanne -CH

Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Washington, DC-USA
Brut 90, White Columns, New York, NY-USA
Paintball, with Richard Prince and Tom Henry III, 303 Gallery New York, NY-USA
Stendhal Syndrome : The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY-USA
Total Metal, Simon Watson, New York, NY-USA (curated by Richard Phillips)
Stuttering, Stux Gallery ; New York, NY-USA

Group Show, American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY-USA
video presentation by Colin de Land, Art Cologne, RDA, American Fine Atrs Co.


Q&A, Rob Pruitt, Modern Painters, May 2013, p.33

Jerry Saltz, Sign Here,, 06.11.12
Multiples and Me, Rob Pruitt, Art Review Supplement, November 2012, pp.3-10
Kirsty Bell, Rob Pruitt, Frieze n°150, October 2012, p.258
Jonathan Chauveau, Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Frog n°11, 2012, p.73
W,January 2012, p 34- p 37

Randolph, Eleonor, “The Andy,” New York Times, May 14
Smith, Roberta. “Andy Warhol Commemorated in Chrome on Union Square,”, March
“Look Book,” New York Magazine, April 4
Charles Barachon, Ikeart, Technikart, n° 152, mai 2011, p. 115
Dan Fox, Downtown, No Finer Place for Sure,, 11 April 2011
Aurélien Le Genissel, Rob Pruitt, NEO2, Avril 2011
Gianni Jetzer, The New Boring, Spike, n° 27, Spring 2011, pp. 60-73
Françoise-Claire Prodhon, Rob Pruitt, Pop provoc, AD, avril 2011, pp. 86-87
Michael Sanchez, Luxury Dump, Text zur Kunst, n° 81, March 2011, p. 171
Annie Lubin, Rob Pruitt Unveils Chrome Monument to Andy Warhol,, March 30

Chris Bors, Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards,, December 20 2010
Amy Kellner, Employé du mois: Rob Pruitt, Vice, décembre 2010, p. 8
Jeffrey Kastner, Review, Artforum, December 2010
Rob Pruitt, The Artist's Artists, Artforum, December 2010, p. 94
David Duncan, Review, Art in America, 12/1/10
Walter Benjamin Smith, Agenda, Mousse, n° 25, September-October 2010, p. 161
Paddy Johnson, Review,, October 2010
Kelly Devine Thomas, Stuck on you, Art + Auction, April 2010, pp. 58-64
Special Project 03: Rob Pruitt, Kaleidoscope, n°6, April-May 2010,
Diary, Mousse, n°22, fevrier 2010, p.147

Rob Pruitt, Denim & Cement, Domus, n° 931, December 2009
Rhonda Lieberman, Star-Studded Cast,, 11.03.09
James Franco, Rob Pruitt, Interview, 10.26.09
Cristina Travaglini, And the Winner Is ..., Kaléidoscope, n° 3, September-October 2009, p. 136
Katie Sonnenborn, Back, Frieze, January-February 2009, 153-154

Salsbury, Britany, Picks,, October 2008
About what, excatly?, with Raina A. Lampkins-Fielder, UOVO n°18, 2008, p.553-563
Work of Art: New Work by Rob Pruitt” and cover image, Pluk Magazine, Issue 37
Rob Pruitt on Humor, interview with James Fuentes, Paper Magazine, October,
p. 86-87
Halle, Howard, An I for an Eye, Time Out New York, Sept. 11 – 17, p. 70

Mooney, Christopher, In the Pink, Art Review, n° 07, January 2007, p. 41
Rehberg, Vivien, Picks,, January 2007

Do it, Pruitt, Triple Diesel (online), October 4
Liberman, Rhonda, Good Jeans, Artforum (online), September 21
Finel Honigam, Ana, New York Horticulture, Artnet (online)
Colman, David, Smitten With a Plain Jane, The New York Times, September 24
Kitnick, Alex, Reviews, Time Out New York, October 5-11
Saltz, Jerry, Our Crowds : a two-headed butterfly flapping its wings, Village Voice, July 6

Comita, Jenny, Nothern Exposure, W, September, pp. 458-64
Gingeras, Alison, Purple News, Purple Fashion, n° 3, Spring/Summer, p. 34
A peacock hill family album, Zing Magazine, Winter 2005
Maekawa, Akane, Ryuko Tsushin, vol. 505, July, pp. 62-63

Katy Siegel and Paul Mattick, cat. Money, ed. Thames & Hudson, London, 2004, pp. 86-87;
96-99; 166-167
Bollen, Christopher, Interview, Vman, n° 3, Fall/Winter, p. 71
My Pop, Artforum, October, vol XLIII, n° 2, p. 255
Studio Voice, vol 345, September, pp. 43

Wilson, Michael, Bright Lights, Big City, Review, Frieze, November-December, pp. 101-102
Garrett, Craig, Review, Flash Art International, October, pp. 56-57
Lafreniere, Steve, Index, September-October, pp. 62 - 68
Little House on the Prairie, Art Review, June, p. 25
Review, Village Voice, June 11-17, p. 90
Schwendener, Martha, Review, Artforum (online)
Johnson, Ken, Review, The New York Times, June 6, p. E33
Mulvihill, Keith, American Gothic, Time Out New York, May 29-June 5, pp. 28-29
Sculpture Forever, Flash Art, May-June 2003, p. 128
Alison Gingeras, cat Vitamin P : New Perspectives in Painting, ed Phaidon, London, 2003, pp.

Vaillant, Alexis, Le cocaïnomètre de Rob Pruitt, Kunst-Bulletin, décembre 2007
Lucie-Smith, Edward, cat. Art Tomorrow, ed. Pierre Terrail, Paris 2002,pp. 50-51
David Colman, House of 8 Gables, Back in Black, The New York Times, Thursday, oct. 31, 2002
M. Gingeras Alison, Rob Pruitt, ou le pouvoir du panda, Vogue Paris, n.830, sept.2002
Thély, Nicolas et Colard, Jean-Max, Coke en stock, Les Inrockuptibles, n°243, 19/25 06 2002,
Pruitt, Rob and Horowitz, Home Majing Part 1: House Hunting, Index, April 2002
Troncy, Eric, Bad Boy, Numero, France, March 2002, pp 296-301

Sladen, Mark, Blue Print, London, November, pp 50-52
Guner, Fisun, What's On London, November 7
What's On London, October 31, p 23
Packer, William, Financial Times, London, October 30, p 20
Darwent, Charles, The Independant on Sunday, London, October 28

Guner, Fisun, Metro London, October 26
Hackworth, Nick, Evening Standard, London November 6th
Rimanelli, David, Top Ten, Artforum, December, pp 110-111
ZOO, September, pp 272-273
Ratnam, Niru, Oh please it Mean Something, The Face, October, pp 174-183
Fineman, Mia, Rob Pruitt's Star on the Rise Again, International Herald Tribune, Saturday-
Sunday, June 23-24', p 6
Fineman, Mia, Back in the Arms of the Art World, The New York Times, Sunday, June, pp 30-33
Grabner, Michelle, Review, Frieze, June-August, p 111-112
Pride 01, June, p 61
Gilmore, Jonathan, Review, Tema Celeste, May-June, p 86
Dailey, Meghan, Review, Artforum, May, pp 177-178
Issue 5, ill. p 144
Griffin, Tim, A Man, a Plan, a Panda, Time Out, New York, March 1-8, pp 51-52
Beyer, Charles, Rob Pruitt's Panda-Monium, Gotham, March, p 204-205
Wehr, Anne, The Panda Man Can, Time Out, New York, February 22-March 1
Levin, Kim, Review, Village Voice, March 10
Panda Express, V Magazine, Vol.X, March-April
The New Yorker, Review, January 22, p 16
Turner, Grady T., Aperto New York, Flash Art, summer, pp 57-58
Ward, Ossian, Don't Just Seat There, The Art News Paper, September, p.21
Pick Of The Galleries : Something To Declare, The Independant on Sunday, September 24
Slocombe, Steve, Don't Call it a Cokeback,, July

Berwick, Carly, SaleAway, Artnews, Arttalk, September, p 38
Griffin Tim, Review, Time Out, New York, July 20th-27th
Johnson, Ken, Review, The New York Times, July 21st
Review, Village Voice, July 25 th
Hunt, David, Review, Time Out, New York, July 27th- August 3 rd, p 58
Dawson, Jessica, Nelson, Washington City Paper, April 28 th, p 60
Saltz, Jerry, Realm of The Senses, Village Voice, July 11th, p 65
Halle, Howard, Review, Time Out, New York

Thorson, Alice, But Seriously ... or Not, The Kansas City Star, Sunday, July 4th
Interview with John Kelsey, Bernadette, Rob Pruitt & Jonathan Horowitz, Made In Usa, Fall/
Winter, pp 58-62
Gilman-Sevcik, Frantiska and Tim, Review, Flash Art, May-June
Clifford, Katie, Rob Pruitt, Artnews, summer
Levin Kim, Rob Pruitt, Village Voice, February
99 People to Watch in 1999, Time Out, New York, January 28th - February 4th
Johnson, Review, The New York Times, Friday, February 26 th
Arning, Bill, Review, Time Out, New York, February 18th - 25th

101 Art Ideas, Palais n°13, Paris, automne 2010
Holy Crap, 38th Street Publishers, New York, 2010
Pop Touched Me: The Art of Rob Pruitt, ed. Abrams, New York, 2010
About what, excatly? (with Raina A. Lampkins-Fielder), UOVO n°18, 2008, p.553-563
Pacemaker, n° 2, ed Toastink c/o Toasting Agency, Paris 2003 ( with Jonathan Horowitz)
101 Art Ideas, e-flux projects,, depuis 1999-...ongoing

Rob Pruitt
World of Pandas 
(Mint to Rose)
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 20 inches
Rob Pruitt
World of Pandas
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 26 inches