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Maynard Monrow was born in Hollywood, California and currently lives in New York City. Monrow received his BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

His work has been exhibited at numerous institutions and galleries including: The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL; Gavlak Gallery LA and Palm Beach; Booth Gallery, New York, NY; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY and ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2005).

He has staged international performances in Rome, Italy, and participated in numerous projects including Ruffian’s Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection and LAX Art’s L.A.P.D. Billboard Project.




b. Hollywood, California 

Lives and works in New York, NY



2001   BFA California Institute of the Arts



1999    Artist in Residence, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA




2019    Vital Signs, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

2018    Absurdist Logic, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Under the Influence, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
2016    Phantom, Osmos Gallery, New York, NY




2019   Smoke & Mirrors, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, There There Gallery, Los Angeles CA

           The Moonlight Works, curate by Ian Campbell Swordy, Moskowitz Bayse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Boys Keep Swinging, Salute to Stonewall 50, curated by Maynard Monrow, Keyes Art at the American Hotel, Sag Harbor, NY

2018   9999, The Fireplace Project, Curated by Edsel Williams, East Hampton, NY

           2d or not 2d, Air Mattress Gallery, New York, NY

           Sherle Wagner Showcase, curated by Tom Beale, Laura Dvorkin + Sean Mellyn, New York, NY

           Salon at Fuigo, organized by Heather Moore, Fuigo, New York NY

2017    The Times, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

            Flaming June VII: Flaming Creatures, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
            Divided States of America, curated by Alison Gingeras & Stuart Comer,

            The Center, New York, NY

            Not I, We, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
            L/A Book Fair, MOCA, Osmos Gallery, New York, NY

            9999, Fire Place Project, East Hampton, New York, NY

            Inaugural Exhibition, The Bunker, Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, West Palm Beach, FL

2016    May I Introduce (Ver. II), Curated by Hermes Payrhuber, Lantern Hall, Brooklyn, NY
            I'm with Hillary, Hillary Clinton Benefit Auction, Gagosian, New York, NY
            Chicago Art Fair / Osmos Gallery New York
            The Boffo, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
            Sensuous/Pensive: At Odds And Overlapping, Curated by Donald Kuspit & Casey
            Gleghorn, Booth Gallery, New York, NY (essay by Donald Kuspit)
            9999, Fire Place Project, East Hampton, NY Still Life's, Hollywood Art Centre,            
            Hollywood, FL

2015    Palm Beach Summer Show 2015, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
            Face It, Full Haus, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Inaugural Exhibition, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

            The Armory Show, art fair, GAVLAK, New York, NY

2013    All F@*#ing Summer, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

            James Salomon Gallery, New York, NY

            The Armory Show, art fair, GAVLAK, New York, NY

2012    The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

            UCSB, Laurence Rickels Collection,

            Honey Space, New York, NY

2011    Bad For You, curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, Shizaru Gallery, London, UK

            January White Sale, curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, Loretta Howard, New
            York, NY

2010    Think Pink, curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

2005    Art L/A, The Content Is Social Performance, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999    Gasser Grunert, New York , NY

1996    Tondo Show, Max Fish, New York, NY

1995    Cloud Performance, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

            Ludlow, East of Abstraction Gallery, New York, NY



2010    Art Therapy Performance, Rome, Italy



2019    Conversation with Beth Rudin Dewoody, Anderson Ranch, Colorado

2015    Love Among The Ruins, 56 Bleecker Gallery and Late 80s New York, Curated by

            Susan Martin, Maynard Monrow and Bill Stelling, New York, NY


2015    Ruffian Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection

2014    Kevin Morby “Still Life” Album Art

            LAX Art L.A.P.D. Billboard Project



2017    “Maynard Monrow’s ‘Under the Influence’ at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach,” Blouin
             Art Info, April 27.

             Sjostrom, Jan, “Text-based artist serves food for thought at Gavlak Gallery,” Palm

             Beach Daily News, online review, April 25.


2016    Zimmerman, Lee, “Artist Francesco LoCastro curates Exhibits at the Art and Culture

            Center of Hollywood,” New Times Broward Palm Beach, online review, February 9.

2014   Brunswick, Alexis, “Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear: Ruffian,” Vogue, October 28.

           Chan, Stephanie, “Front Row Report, Ruffian: Jaime King Sews a Hat, Rose       

           McGowan Plays Fairy Godmother,” The Hollywood Reporter, October 28.
           Boucher, Vincent, “Los Angeles Fashion: Ruffian Shows Far From It’s New York  

           Roots,” Los Angeles Times, October 28.

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