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Alexis Rockman

Born 1962, New York, NY

    Lives and works in New York, NY


1980-82 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    1983-85 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Alexis Rockman, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

    2009 Alexis Rockman: Half Life, Nyehaus, New York, NY

     Polar Dispatches, Portland Museum of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

    2008-09 The Weight of Air: Works on Paper, Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat.) 2008 South, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

     Apocalypse, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Canneto sull‟Oglio

     The Disappearance, curated by Frederic Montornes, Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona Spain

    Feeling the Heat, Art, Science and Climate Change, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York, NY

     Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

    2007 Green Horizons, Bates College Museum of Art, Maine

     Molecules That Matter, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art, Skidmore College,


    Landscape: Form and Thought, Ingrao Gallery, New York, NY

    Failure, Landes Galerie Linz, Linz, Austria (cat.)

     Surrealism, Dada and Their Legacies in Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

     Savage Ancient Seas, Berkshire Museum, ME

     Barometric Pressure, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

     Baroque Biology: Tony Matelli and Alexis Rockman, (Romantic Attachments) Contemporary Arts

    Center, Cincinnati, OH (cat.)

    2006 American Icons, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY (cat.)

     Big Weather, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (cat.)

    2005 Fresh Kills, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

    2004 Manifest Destiny, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Rhode Island School of Design,

    Providence, RI (June - October, 2005); Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (March -

    June 2005); Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Mural version, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus,

    OH (Fall 2005) (cat.)

     Wonderful World, Camden Arts Centre, London, England (cat.)

    2003 New Watercolors, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

     Recent Paintings, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

    2002 The Great Outdoors, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

    2001 Future Evolution, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2000 Expedition, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

    The Farm, Creative Time, New York, NY (billboards in New York City) 1999 Tar from the Pits of LaBrea, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

    A Recent History of the World, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT;

     Galleria No Code, Bologna, Italy

    1998 Works on Paper, London Projects, London, England

    1997 Dioramas, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY (resin works); Contemporary Arts Museum,

    Houston, TX (cat.)

    1996 Dioramas, London Projects, London, England

    Alexis Rockman: Zoology A-Z, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, The Detroit Zoo, Detroit, MI


    1995 Neblina, Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    Alexis Rockman: Second Nature, curated by Barry Blinderman of Univ. Galleries, I.S.U., Galleries,

    Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Cranbrook Art Museum,


    Bloomfield Hills, MI (1996); Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN (1996); Cincinnati Art Museum,

    Cincinnati, OH (1996)

    Guyana Paintings, Tom Solomon‟s Garage, Los Angeles, CA

    Works on Paper: Guyana, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

    Guyana Paintings, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

    1994 Biosphere: The Ocean, GianEnzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

    1993 Biosphere, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY (cat.)

    1992 The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

     Evolutio, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)

     Tom Solomon‟s Garage, Los Angeles, CA (watercolors) (cat.)

     Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY (cat.)

    1991 John Post Lee Gallery, New York, NY (photographs)

     Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

    1990 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

    1989 Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY (with Ed Albers)

    Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

    1988 Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

     The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

    1987 McNeil Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

     Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

    1986 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

     Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    1985 Patrick Fox Gallery, New York, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

     2010-09 Surrealism and Beyond, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, Helsinki City Art Museum,

     Helsinki, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark

     2009 Polar Dispatches, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

    2008-09 Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusettes, MA

    2008 The Disappearance, curated by Frederic Montornes, Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain

     Molecules That Matter, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore

     College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

     The Apocalypse, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Canneto sull‟Oglio, Italy

     Feeling the Heat, Art, Science and Climate Change, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York, NY

     Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

    2007 Green Horizons, Bates College Museum of Art, ME

    College of Wooster Art Museum; Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 2008 Molecules That Matter, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art, Skidmore College,


    Landscape: Form and Thought, Ingrao Gallery, New York, NY

    Failure, Landes Galerie Linz, Linz, Austria (cat.)

     Surrealism, Dada and Their Legacies in Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

     Savage Ancient Seas, Berkshire Museum, ME

    2006 Into Me / Out of Me, curated by Klauss Biesenbach, P.S. 1 MoMA, New York, NY; KW Institute for

    Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; MACRO Museo d‟Arte Contemoranea Roma, Rome, Italy


    2005 Future Noir, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

    2003 Pulp Art: Vamps, Villains, and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection, Brooklyn Museum of Art,

    Brooklyn, NY

    2002 The Empire Strikes Back, The ATM Gallery, New York, NY

    2000 Desert & Transit, Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Museum

    der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany (cat.)

    Paradise Now,” curated by Marvin Heiferman & Carole Kismaric, Museum of Art, University of

    Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September); Exit Art, New York, NY (October); The Frances Young Tang

    Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (September 15,

    2001-January 6, 2002) (cat.)

    Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

    Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, curated by Toby Kamps, Museum of Contemporary

    Art, San Diego, CA (cat.)

    1999 Get Together, Kunst als Teamwork, curated by Marion Piffer Damiani, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna,

    Austria (cat.)

    1998 Gothic, curated by Christoph Grunenberg, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA;

    Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR


    1996 Screen, organized by Joshua Decter, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY 1993 Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away..., curated by Damien Hirst, The Serpentine Gallery, London,

    England; Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany;

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art,

    Humlebæck, Denmark (cat.)

    1992 Ellen Berkenblit, Albert Oehlen, Alexis Rockman, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool, Luhring

    Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

    1990 The (Un)Making of Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve

    Plaza, New York, NY (cat.)

    1989 The Silent Baroque, curated by Christian Leigh, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (cat.)


    2008 Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, edited by Denise Markonish, essays by Gregory Volk,

     Tensie Whelan and Ginger Strand, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Alexis Rockman: The Weight of Air, Text by Michael Rush,Helen Molesworth.Interview with Brett

    Littman.published by the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Watham, MA 2007 Alexis Rockman: Romantic Attachments, published by Leo Koenig Inc. and Contemporary Arts

    Center, Cincinnati, OH

    2006 Alexis Rockman: Big Weather/American Icons, published by Leo Koenig Inc. and Baldwin

    Gallery, New York, NY, 48 pages. Introduction by Dorothy Spears, Text by Robert Rosenblum and

    Bill McKibben

    2005 Carnivorous Nights, written by Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson with

     illustrations by Alexis Rockman, published by Villard Books

    Alexis Rockman: Fresh Kills, essay by Dorothy Spears, exhibition catalog published by Gary

    Tatintsian, Mowcow, Russia

    2004 Alexis Rockman ‘Wonderful World, Camden Arts Centre, (ISBN: 1900470322), 64 pages.

     Forward by Jenny Lomax Texts by Frances Ashcroft, Dan Cameron, Francis Fukiyama

     Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny, writings by Maurice Berger and Robert F. Kennedy,

     published by Brooklyn Museum of Art, June 2004, ISBN: 0872731510 2003 Alexis Rockman, artist's monograph published by Monacelli Press, New York

    Crary, Jonathan; Gould, Stephen Jay; Quammen, David

    2002 Future Evolution, published by Henry Holt, New York (publication date: 6 January)

    Rockman, Alexis images, Ward, Peter Douglas text

    2000 Alexis Rockman: The Farm, full-page advertisement for the exhibition Paradise Now at Exit Art,

     The New York Times, September 29, p.A15

    2001 Future Evolution: An Illumuniated History of Life to Come, text by Peter Ward with illustrations by

    Alexis Rockman,published by W.H. Freeman, New York, ISBN: 0716734966 1999 Alexis Rockman: A Recent History of the World, exhibition brochure published by The

     Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (no ISBN)

     Quammen, David, Rockman’s Global Vision: The World and the Eye

    1998 Alexis Rockman: Enjoy it responsibly, full-page advertisement for Chivas Regal. The New York

    Times, June 26, p. D5

    1997 Concrete Jungle: A pop media investigation of death and survival in urban ecosystems,

     published by Juno Books, New York; ISBN: 0-9651042-2-2, text by Donna Jeanne Haraway,

    Dion, Marc & Rockman, Alexis, co-editors, et al (38 contributors)

    Alexis Rockman: Dioramas, exhibition brochure published by Contemporary Arts Museum,

    Houston, TX (no ISBN), Irvine, Alexandra, Deviant Nature

    1996 Alexis Rockman: Guyana, monograph published by Twin Palms / Twelvetrees Press,

     Santa Fe, NM ; ISBN: 0-944092-41-1

    Beebe, William, Jungle Peace, 1920

    Dunn, Katherine. Alexis Rockman: Alive in Guyana

    1994 Alexis Rockman: Second Nature, exhibition catalogue published by University Galleries,

     Illinois State University, Normal, IL; ISBN: 0-945558--23-6

    Blau, Douglas, Index

    Blinderman, Barry, Who’s Minding The Laboratory?

    Gould, Stephen Jay, Boundaries and Categories

     Roberts, Prudence, Rockman’s Evolution and the ‘Great Picture’

    Ward, & Peter Douglas, Untitled (Time Machines)

    1994 Alexis Rockman: Biosphere, collection of eight postcards in glasseine envelope, published by

     Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York (no text, no ISBN)

    1994 Concrete Jungle, exhibition catalogue published by Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery,

     Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT; ISBN: 0-929687-12-4


     Ottman, Klaus, “Preface," Braine, Bob, photographs, Mark Dion & Rockman, Alexis, Concrete

     Jungle and Books and articles on R-selected Species 1994

     Alexis Rockman, exhibition brochure published by The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

     (folded poster format, no ISBN)

     Armstrong, Richard, Interview

     Alexis Rockman: Evolution, exhibition catalogue pub. by Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York,

     NY (no text, no ISBN)

    1992 Alexis Rockman, exhibition catalogue co-published by Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York and

     Tom Solomon‟s Garage, Los Angeles (no ISBN)

    Blau, Douglas, Index (see also: updated “Index” published in Alexis Rockman: Second

     Nature, 1995)

    1991 Alexis Rockman, exhibition catalogue published by John Post Lee Gallery, New York

     (edition of 300, no ISBN)

    Decter, Joshua, Corporeal Archive

    1988 Currents: Alexis Rockman, exhibition brochure published by The Institute of Contemporary Art,

    Boston, MA (no ISBN)

     Joselit, David, Alexis Rockman

     Swim in the Void, pub.lished by Aegina Press, Huntington, VA; ISBN: 916383-58-X

    Horn, Gary, poems, Rockman, Alexis, drawings

Internet Projects

2005 Llanos, Miguel, Fast Forward, the Future of Evolution, King Rat and the Brilliant Squibbon, Experts

    imagine a Future without Humans, slide show accompanying article (

    1996 Barrusso, Sarah, Hotwired, The Nature of Nature, feature/profile (

    Rockman, Alexis, Hotwired, Work by Alexis Rockman, portfolio (

    Braine, Bob, Marc Dion, Alexis Rockman; Guyana, Word, produced by Marisa Bowe, August


    Bibliography: Selected Books and Group Exhibition Catalogues

    2008 Heartney, Eleanor, Art & Today, published by Phaidon, 448 pages, (ISBN 0714845140) 2006 Bessire, Mark H.C., and Raechell Smith, Cryptozoology: Out of Time Space Scale, published

    by JRP/Ringier, Zurich (ISBN 10: 3-9055770-07-5)

     No. 1: First Works of 362 Artists, edited by Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig,

    published by Distributed Art Publishers (ISBN: 1933045094) 2005 Haw, Richard, The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History, published by Rutgers University Press,

    New Brunswick, NJ (ISBN 0813535875)

    Drucker, Johanna, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity, published by University

     of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

    Mitchell, W.J. Thomas, What do Pictures Want?, published by University of Chicago Press,

    Chicago, IL, (ISBN 0226532453)

    2004 Anker, Suzanne and Dorothy Nelkin, The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age,

     published by Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (ISBN: 0-87969-697-4)

     Rubin, David S., Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, published by

     Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (ISBN: 0-9702670-7-X) 2003 Nestle, Marion, Safe Food, Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism, published by

     University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. (ISBN: 0-


     Flight, A Celebration of 100 Years in Art and Literature, in Collaboration with NASA;

     edited by Anne Collins Goodyear, Roger Launius, Anthony Springer, Bertram

     Ulrich, published by Welcome Books, New York, NY; illustration by Alexis

     Rockman, pp. 166-67

     Glick, Bernard, and John Pasternack, Molecular Biotechnology, Principles and

     Applications of Recombinant DNA, published by ASM Press, Washington, DC

     Cork, Richard, Breaking Down the Barrier, Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

    (ISBN 0300095104)

     Wilson, Stephen, Information, Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology, published

    by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (ISBN 0262731584)

    2002 Gamwell, Lynn, Exploring the Invisible, published by Princeton University Press,

     Princeton, NJ

    2001 Ermacora, Beate, and others, Desert & Transit, exhibition catalogue for Schleswig-

     Johnson, Norman J., University of Washington, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

    (ISBN 156898247X)


    2002 Holsteinischer Kunstverein Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel and Museum der bildenden Kunst

     Leipzig, Germany (ISBN: 3-923701-87-X)

    2000 Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, The Nineties chapter, published by Abrams,

     New York, NY

     Hunter, Sam, John Jacobson, and Daniel Wheeler, Small World: Dioramas in

     Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue for Toby Kamps, Museum of

     Contemporary Art, San Diego

    1999 Adler, Tracy L., Nature is not romantic, exhibition catalogue for Bertha and Karl

     Zuckerman-Jacobson, H.Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College of City

     University of New York, NY (ISBN: 1-885998-19-8)

     Rosenblum, Robert, On Modern American Art: Selected Essays by Robert Rosenblum,

     re-publication of "A Post-script: Some Recent Neo-Romantic Mutations,"

     published by Harry N Abrams, New York, New York (ISBN: 0810936836)

    Piffer Damiani, Marion, Get Together - Kunst Als Teamwork, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle

    Wien, Vienna, Austria, published by Folio Verlag, Vienna, Austria (ISBN: 3-85247-022-60)

    1998 Brusatin, Manilo & Arte Contemporanea, Pollution, exhibition catalogue for Gian

    Ferrari Milan; Gian Ferrari, Claudia published by Charta, Milan (ISBN: 88-8158 151-5)

     Pritikin, Renny and others, Ecotopias, exhibition catalogue for Yerba Buena Center for

     the Arts, (Nov. 14, 1998-January 3, 1999)

    Maxwell, Douglas F., Flora, exhibition catalogue for Elise Goodheart Fine Arts, Sag Harbour, NY

     Zizek, Slavoj, Spectacular Optical, exhibition catalogue for Thread Waxing

     Space,NYC, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; CU Arts Galleries,

     University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, published by Trans>


     Cappellazzo, Amy, Wild/Life, or The Impossibility of Mistaking Nature for Culture,

     exhibition catalogue for Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC (ISBN: 1-


    1997 Paparoni, Demetrio, Mario Perricola, Il Corpo Perlante Dell’Arte,

     anthology of writing by Demetrio Paparoni, published by Castelvecchi, Rome

     (ISBN: 88-8210-003-0)

     Adams, Brooks, Lisa Liebman, Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi

     Collection, exhibition

     Liebman, Lisa, catalogue for The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England; published

     by Thames & Hudson, London

     Grunenberg, Christoph, Gothic, exhibition catalogue for Institute of Contemporary Art,

     Boston, MA and Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; published by M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, MA (ISBN: 0-262-07184-3)

     Christov-Bakargiev, C., Uccelli Birds, published by I LIBRI DI ZERYNTHIA, Rome

    Ulrich, Obrist, Hans.

    1996 Kane, Mitchell, Tahiti: Contemporary Art in an Age of Uncertainty, book published by

     The Hirsch Farm Project; Northbrook, IL

    Billis,George, The Modern Landscape , exhibition catalogue published by The Queens

     Borough Public Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY

    Bloemink, Barbara, Reality Bites, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and

     Design,Kansas City, MO

    Heiss, Alanna & Sabi Streeter, Model Home, exhibition catalogue for The Clocktower

     Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

     Decter, Joshua, Screen , video catalogue made by Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

    Dobson, Andrew P., Conservation and Biodiversity, Scientific American Library, W.

    Freeman & Co., New York (cover)

     Glynn, James A., et al. Global Social Problems, Harper-Collins College Publishers, New

     York(illus: HIV watercolor)(Charles F. Hohm, Elbert W. Stewart) 1995 Coppola, Regina, Nature Studies I, exhibition catalogue for University Gallery, Fine Arts

     Center, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

    Pastemak,Anne R. & Ellen F. Salpeter, Garbage!, exhibition catalogue for Thread

     Waxing Space, New York, NY

     Billis, George & Richard Martin, Internal External, exhibition catalogue for Foster

     Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

    Morgan, Dahlia, American Art Today: Night Paintings, exhibition catalogue for The Art

     at Florida International University, Miami, FL

    1994 Paik, Nam Jun & Robert Rauschenberg, Art Against AIDS - Japan: Tradition and

     Intervention: Contemporary Artists, Interpret the Japanese Garden, exhibition

     catalogue for the show at Teshigara, Hiroshi Sogetsu Plaza, Tokyo, Japan

    Zummer, Thomas & Robert Reynolds, Crash: Nostalgia for the Absence of Cyberspace,

    exhibition catalogue for Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY


     Hirst, Damien, Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away..., exhibition catalogue for The

     Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland;

     Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art,

     Chicago IL; Louisana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebæck, Denmark

     Decter, Joshua, Don’t Look Now, exhibition catalogue for Thread Waxing Space,

     New York, NY

     Friis-Hansen, Dana & Fumio Nanjo, On the Human Condition: Hope and Despair at the

     End of This Century, exhibition catalogue for Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo,

     Japan; Ashiya City Museum, Ashiya, Japan

    1993 Maxwell, Douglas, Timely and Timeless, exhibition catalogue for The Aldrich Museum of

     Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

     The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, exhib. Cat. for The Drawing Center, New York, NY

     Drawing the Line Against AIDS, exhibition catalogue for The Guggenheim Museum,

     Venice Biennale: Aperto`93 ,Venice, Italy

    1993 Up Close: Chemistry Imagined Photogenics, exhibition catalogue for The Herbert F.

     Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

     Teddy and other stories, exhibition catalogue for Galleria in Arco, Torino, Italy 1992 A Private View: Artists’ Photographs, exhib. cat. for BlumHelman Gallery, New York, NY

    Decter, Joshua, Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings, exhibition

     catalogue for Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

     Ostrow, Saul, Mssr. B’s Curio Shop, exhibition catalogue for The Thread Waxing Space,

     New York

    1991 Cameron, Dan, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?,

     exhibition catalogue for The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, NY

     New Generation: New York, exhibition catalogue for Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery,

     Pittsburgh, PA

    Albers, Maura, Just Add Color, published by Homeward Bound Projects

    1990 Friis-Hansen, Dana, Not So Simple Pleasures: Content and Contentment in

     Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue for M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center,

     Cambridge, MA

     Body and Soil, exhibition catalogue for Galeria Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

     Phillips, Richard, Total Metal, exhibition catalogue for Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY

     The Unique Print: 70’s into 80’s, exhibition catal. for Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

     The (Un)Making of Nature, exhibition catalogue for Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY

    1989 Leigh, Christian, The Silent Baroque, exhibition catalogue for Galerie Thaddeus

     Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

    1986 Saltz, Jerry, Beyond Boundaries; a book by Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, New York

    Selected Bibliography: Periodicals (features, reviews, editorials, illustrations)

2008 Miller, Francine Kaslow, “Alexis Rockman, Rose Museum,” ArtForum, September, p.465

    Cook, Greg, “Alexis Rockman,” The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, July 8

     Cook, Greg, “The folk and the fine,” The Boston Phoenix, June 16

     Bergeron, Chris, “Alexis Rockman paints Mother Nature in a foul mood,” The MetroWest Daily

     News, June 15

     Genocchio, Benjamin, “Today‟s Landscape, Tomorrow‟s Dystopia,” The New York Times,

     June 1

     Corbett, Rachel, and Adam P. Schneider, “Global Warning,” ArtNews, June, p.110 (Cover)

     Harper’s Magazine, Illustration: “Bluebird Canyon,” June, p. 37

     Kroner, Magdalena, “Alexis Rockman, Es Ist Sehr Unwahrscheinlich, Dass Gott Die Dinge Fur

     Uns Lost,” Kunstforum, January/February, no. 189

    2007 Weschler, Lawrence, “Fevered Imagination,” The Nation, May 7, pp. 1-4

     Adbusters 2007 Calendar, February: apocalypse soon, ”Osmosis,” (illustration)

    2006 Adbusters, “Osmosis,” (illustration), #67, Vol 14, No.5, September/October

     Latter, Ruth, “A Complicit! Affair,” The Daily Progress, September 21, pp. D1-D2

     “Complicit! Contemorary American Art,”, August 31 th “U.Va Art Museum Announces 20 Annual Writer‟s Eye Competition,” UVA Today, August 12

     Urstadt, Bryant, “Imagine There‟s No Oil,” Harper’s, Vol. 313, No. 1875, pp. 31-40, August

     Moore, Lisa, “The Ends of the Earth,” Illustration: “Tasmania.” The Walrus. July/August p.


     "Alexis Rockman," The New Yorker, May 8, p. 14

     "Alexis Rockman," TimeOut NY, April 27-May 3, p. 91

     Art in America, March, Alexis Rockman ad, p. 8


     Van Hecke, Leslie, "Carnaval & Catastropfe," SNOECK'S, pp. 394-411

     McKibbon, Bill, "The Present Future," Orion, pp.28 -37, January-February 2005 Duponchelle, Valerie, "Art Cologne: l'Allemagne contre-attaque," Le Figaro, October, 28, p. 30

     Alfonsi, Stefano, "Apres l'Art Gallery: Classici ma spregiudicati," Corriere Del Veneto, October 18

     Paumgarten, Nick, "Salesman," The New Yorker, Oct. 17, pp. 144-151, 153-155

     In The Modern World, Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny, Illus. Exhibition RISD Museum,

     Providence, RI, Dwell Magazine, July/August, p.48

     "The Originals," The New York Times Style Magazine, summer, pp. 83-86

     TimeOut, Moscow, May 29

     Cateforis, David, “Alexis Rockman at Grand Arts,” Review (Kanasas City, Missouri) 7, no. 4,

     March, p. 51

     Afisha (Moscow)

     Kommersant Weekend (Moscow)

    2004 Powell, Corey, S., "Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny," www.brooklyn

     Thorson, Alice, "Seeing the Big Picture," The Kansas City Star, January 23, pp. H1, H4-H5

     Genocchio, Benjamin, Art Review; "Sometimes Birds Are Symbols, Sometimes Just

     Birds," The New York Times, November 28

     Lovelace, Carey, "How to Visit a Studio," ARTnews, October, 2004, pp. 178-179

     Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy, ArtReview, “Up, Up, and Away,” July/August (V2N7), p. 83

     Eskin, Blake. , "Books: Creature Discomforts," ARTnews, November, p. 104

     Sicha, Choire, "Top Ten," Artforum, September, p. 60

     “Tomorrow‟s World,” Carnet Arte, June/July

     Herbert, Martin, “Alexis Rockman,” Time Out London, May 26 June 2, p. 50

     “Exhibitions: pick of the week," Guardian Guide, May 22 - 28

     Stevens, Mark, "Boro Hell," New York Magazine, May 10, p. 60

     "Alexis Rockman: Our True Nature,", May 6, item, id=469488

     Saltz, Jerry, "Borough Hall," Village Voice, May 3

     Searle, Adrian, "Tomorrow's World," The Guardian Limited, April 27

     Baker, Kenneth, The San Francisco Chronicle, "Revisiting surreal, nightmarish visions in

     the Rockman show," April 27, p. E1

     What’s On London, April 21 - 28

     Kaufman, Jason Edward, "Brooklyn Museum unveils $63 million makeover," The Art

     Newspaper, April 17

     Muschamp, Herbert, "Brooklyn's Radiant New Art Palace Introduces Itself to

     Museumgoers," The New York Times, April 16, pp. E 31, 37

     Cotter, Holland, "Brooklyn-ness, a State of Mind and Artistic Identity in the Un-Chelsea,"

     The New York Times, April 16, p.E36

     "Brooklyn Museum of Art," The New Yorker, Apri 12, pp. 14 - 15 (ill.)

     Yablonsky, Linda, "New York's Watery New Grave," The New York Times, April 11, p. 1,


     Pollock, Lindsay, "From Darkness to Light," ARTNews, April, p. 52

     “The Top 5 Shows in London,” Art Review Guide, July 13, p. 5

     Rapkin, Mickey, Details Magazine, April, p. 54

     Fishman, Steve, "Beast Master," Wired, April, pp. 150-155

     MacAdam, Barbara, "Splashing in the Gene Pool," ID Magazine, March/April, pp. 56-


     Genocchio, Benjamin, "More Than Just a Pretty Scene," The New York Times, March 14,

     p. 8WE

     “Review: Future Noir,” The New Yorker, February16-23, p. 36 (ill.), p. 27-28

     Diaz, Eve, "Review: Future Noir," Time Out New York February 5-12, p. 58

     Laster, Paul, "Review: Nonfiction- Art," Boldtype, January, Issue #3

    2003 Mathews-Berenson, “New Materials, New Approaches,” American Artist Drawing,

     Premiere Issue, December, pp. 80 81

     "Unique traveling exhibition debts at the CAC in New Orleans," News and Briefs, Art Gulf

     Coast, winter

     The Bear Deluxe, (ill. by Alexis Rockman) #20, Fall 2003, p. 4

     Tattersall, Ian, “Stand and Deliver,” (ill. by Alexis Rockman) Natural History, November

     3, pp. 60-64

     Donohoe, Victoria, “Exhibit Broadens Range of Sci-Fi Art", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 13

     “Alexis Rockman”, Modern Painters, Summer; pp. 123, 124

     “A Leap into the Future," Nature,, May 1, p. 19

     DeLong, Edward F., “A Plenitude of Ocean Life," Natural History, (ill. by A. Rockman),

     May; pp. 3,43,+ cover


     "Alexis Rockman," The New Yorker, April 14

     Halkin, Talya, “Reviews: Alexis Rockman," TimeOut New York, April 3, p. 57

     Long, Andrew, “In Rockman‟s Nature," Departures, March-April, p. 102

     “Natura quasi morta, Vernissage, March, p. 28

     Vanity Fair, calendar Fanfair (ill. by Alexis Rockman), March, p. 126 2002 National Institute for Medical Research, (ill. by Alexis Rockman), pp.29, 43

     Leahy, Stephen, MacLean‟s, “Biotech Hope and Hype” (ill. by Alexis Rockman), Sept.

     30, pp.40-42

     Avrich, Jane, “Trash Traders” Harper’s Magazine, (ill. by Alexis Rockman), July, p.30

     Hayt, Elizabeth, The New York Times, “What We‟re Wearing Now: A Restaurateur and

     an Artist," June 23, ST 3

     Brody, David, “Ernst Haeckel and the Microbial Baroque," Cabinet, Summer; pp.25-27

     Capone, Franco, “Bestiario anno," Focus (Italy), July, pp. 202-208

     Gardner, Paul, “It's Not Over Until…," ARTnews, May

    WBAI-FM (New York), Arts in the Evening, book review of Future Evolution, April 3

     WNYC-FM (New York), Brian Lehrer on WNYC, book review of Future Evolution, April 3

    ARTnews, “You Call This Garbage Art?," April, p.31

    Gladman, Randy, “Interview: Alexis Rockman," artext, Spring, pp. 24-25 + cover

     WFMU-FM (PACIFICA), “Green Room”, 27 March (book review: Future Evolution)

     Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR), “To the Best of Our Knowledge”,March 25

     WNYE-FM (NPR), “Science Friday”, book review of Future Evolution, March 22

    Nature, book review of Future Evolution, March 1

    Seattle Times, book review of Future Evolution, February 22

    New York Magazine, book review of Future Evolution, February 18

    Washington Post Book World, book review of Future Evolution, February 10

    Charleston Post and Courier, book review of Future Evolution, February 10

    Chicago Sun-Times, book review of Future Evolution, February 10

    Johnson, Ken, "A Landfill in the Eyes of Artists Who Beheld It," The New York Times, February 10

    Harper's, February (cover ill.)

    Spears, Dorothy, “Alexis Rockman Goes West”, Aspen Magazine, Midwinter; pp. 78-79, 142

    The Wilson Quaterly, winter (Front cover)

    The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 32, No 1, January-February 2001 Deléage, Jean-Paul, La Biosphere: Notre Terre vivante, Editions Gallimard, p. 89 (ill.)

    “Highly recommended for its unique viewpoint and synthesis of scientific data,"

    Library Journal, book review: Future Evolution, November 15

    Rockman, Alexis, “Let Us Count the Ways [1-9]," The New York Times Magazine, Sunday,

     November 11, p.80

     Walsh, Meeka, Border Crossings, “A Frankenstein Poignancy, The Pieced and Painted

     World of Alexis Rockman," Vol.21, No 4, Nov., pp.44-59 + cover

     Kimmelman, Michael, “Flags, Mom and Apple Pie through Altered Eyes," The New York Times,

    review of Norman Rockwell at Guggenheim, November 2

     Gardner, Paul, “Flora, fauna & fossils in the drawings of Alexis Rockman," Art on Paper,

     November-December, pp. 58-63

     Green, Penelope, "Mirror, Mirror; Rockwell, Irony free…," The New York Times, review of Norman

    Rockwell at Guggenheim, October 28

     “A smoothly told, plausible 360-degree Scan of the evolutionary horizon…," Kirkus Reviews,

     book review: Future Evolution, October 15

    Schubert, Charlotte. Science News, “Life on the Edge: Will a Mass-Extinction Usher in a

     World of Weeds and Pests?” September 15, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp.168-170

    Seattle Times, book review: Future Evolution, September 1

    Kangus, Matthew, "Artist evokes evolutionary visions of an imperiled world," June 8

    Wagonfeld, Judy, “Rockman's art exhibits a terrifying nature”, Seattle, May 3

    Kirschbaum, Susan M., The New York Times Magazine: Home Design, “Questionnaire:

     Escape Artists”, Spring 2001, p. E35

    Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “Review: Before They Became Who They Are”, February 9

    Nahas, Dominique, “Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution," d`Art International

    (Canada), winter, pp. 24-27

    Spears, Dorothy, “Drawing on Extinction, On Paper, January-February, pp. 26-27 2000 “My New York; Places That Changed Us: Alexis Rockman," New York Magazine, December 18-25, p.118

    Grega, Chris, "Alexis Rockman at Gorney Bravin + Lee," NYArts, December, p.77

    Rosenbaum, Sarah, "Jungle Fever: Interview with Alexis Rockman," Museo, winter, Vol.4

    Shaw, Lytle, "Art: Alexis Rockman", Time Out New York, November 9-16, p. 81

    "Around Town: Alexis Rockman", The New Yorker, November 7

     Levin, Kim, "Voice Choices: Alexis Rockman," The Village Voice, October 31, p.102

    St Louis, Catherine, "The Nature of the Beast," The New York Times Magazine, October 22, p.144


     Hayt, Elizabeth , "Nature Painting That Looks Unnatural," The New York Times, October 15

     Hoffritz, Jutta and Andreas Sentker, "Gen wir Geld holen!", Die Zeit, October 12, p.25

     "The Life of an Artist is the Ultimate Trip," Blue, October-November, pp.73-76

     Bernard, Sarah, "Jungle Boy," New York Magazine, October 16, p.49

    Novaes, Rodrigo, "Tropical Hazards an interview with Alexis Rockman," Boiler Magazine,

     October 12 (on-line)

     Rönnau, Jens, "Desert & Transit" (review), Kunstforum, October-December, pp.321-324

    "The artist: Alexis Rockman," Talk, October, p.40

    Laber, Emily, "Variations on a Gene," The Sciences, September-October, p. 21 (ill.)

     Marschall, Laurence, "Free Lunch," The Sciences, September-October, p. 44 (ill.)

     Lander, Eric S., "In the Wake of Genetic revolution, Questions About its Meaning," The New York

     Times, September 12

     Belverio, Glenn, "Stage on Stage: Alexis Rockman," Condé Nast Traveler, Sept., p.131

     Seidler, Rosa, "First Buzz: It's Not Nice to Paint Mother Nature," Elle, September (preview: GB+L)

     Wehr, Anne, "Art: The Funny Farm," Time Out New York, August 31-September 7

     Buesing, Nicole, Heiko Klaas and Gefirge, "Im Ozean und am Pol, im der Wüste, im Urwald und

     im Grossstadt-Dschungel", Saarbrucker Zeitung (Germany), August 31

     Buesing, Nicole and Heiko Klaas, "Der Lockruf der Wildnis," Osnabrücker Zeitung(Germany),

     August 24

     Christensen, Charlotte, "Mennesket og ørkesløsheden", Information (Copenhagen, Danemark), July 31

     Rönnau, Jens, "Zwischen Wüste und Großstadt," Flensburg Tageblatt (Germany), July 20

     Hansen, Hannes, "Der Skater vor der grosser Salzwuste," KN, July 15

     Kulturemagazin, Nomaden der Neunziger Kieler Nachrichten, July

    "Desert & Transit," Pinne berger Flensburg Tageblatt (Germany), July 1

    Wyckoff, Jeff, "Jeff Wyckoff goes for Paradise Now, gets rejected and goes to find out

    Why,", May 6

     Nakamura,Marie-Pierre, "Etranges petits mondes!", Art Actuel, March-April, pp.55-56

     Bratten, Dawna, "MCA conjures golden oldies with Diorama-lama-ding-dong," La Jolla

     Village News, March 29

    "Nomaden der Neunziger," Wege, March

     Lewinson, David, "Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art at MCA San Diego," Artweek, March

     "MCA hosting view of the world," La Jolla Light, February 17

    Weiner, Jessica, The Weekly (San Diego), "It's a Small World After All: dioramas in

    contemporary art," February 11-17, p.6

     Meehan, Emily, "Great Escape: Peep Show", Time Out New York, February 10-17

     Pincus, Robert L., "World' toys with magic of dioramas," San Diego Union Tribune, February 6

     Good, Dave, "Diorama-O-Rama," KPSB On Air Magazine, February

     Kamps, Toby, San Diego, "Small World," View: Newsletter of Museum of Contemporary Art,

     January-February, cover

     Ollman, Leah"Tiny Worlds Create Grand Illusions," Los Angeles Times, January 23

     Pincus, Robert L..,”One Man's Trash; Diorama artist treasures what can be learned at the landfill,"

    San Diego Union Tribune, January 20

     Maclachlan, Anne, La Jolla Light, "A View of the World Both Now and Then", 13 January

     D.,M., "Preview: Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art", Artforum January.

     Hoehn, Anne. "Art News," Ranch and Cove Magazine, January 1999 Lombardi, Dominick, "A Show That Shapes Perception of Animals," The New York Times, 5 December 5, p. 20

    Hoban, Phoebe, “The Frog Prince," Artnews, September, pp.138-141

     Kloor, Keith, “Vanishing Act," The Sciences, September-October, pp. 14-17 (illustration)

    van Meter, Jonathan, “Preternatural Man: Alexis Rockman," Vogue, August, pp. 232-7, 274-5

    Boas, Natasha , “Around the World in a Day: Globetrotting with Alexis Rockman," Juxtapoz,,


     Boas, Natasha , “Alexis Rockman," Limn, (forthcoming)

    Rockman, Alexis, Natural History, (forthcoming flower issue)

     Knight, Christopher, “Nature and Culture: Alexis Rockman," review: Works on Paper, Inc., July 23,

     Los Angeles Times, p. F-31

     Stanford, Craig, “Gorilla Warfare," The Sciences, July/August, pp. 18-23 (ill.)

    Gould, Stephen Jay, “Branching Through a Wormhole: Lamarck‟s Ladder Collapses,"

     Natural History, Part Two, pp.24-27, 84

     Paparoni, Demetrio, “Alexis Rockman: lo scandalo della pittura come scienza," March/April,

     Tema Celeste (Milan), pp. 42-45 + cover

     Russo, Giuseppe, “Z la formica, la mongolfiera, il senso del mondo e l‟arte contemporanea,"

     Tema Celeste (Milan), March/April, pp.34-41

     Hendricks, Heide, “New Aldrich exhibit features wild nature," The Press (Ridgefield, CT), 18

     March, p. 9A (review: Aldrich)

     Bayliss, Sarah, Artnews, “Creature Discomfort," March, p. 52


1998 Eldridge, Niles & Alexis Rockman, “Abundance and Scarcity: Thoughts on Biodiversity,"

     Documents, winter, pp. 5-15

     Helfand, Glen, "Naughty by Nature," The San Francisco Bay, November 18-24, pp. 54-55

    Quammen, David, “Planet of Weeds: Tallying the Losses of Earth‟s Animals and Plants,"

     Harpers, October, cover

     Braff, Phyllis, "Art Reviews: Flora," The New York Times, August 9

     Gambino, Erica-Lynn, "Perspectives: Symbolism in 2 Shows," The Southampton Press,

     August 6

     Smith, Roberta, “Spectacular Optical," The New York Times, July 3, p.E28

     Rockman, Alexis, “Fragments of the Forest," Natural History, July-August, special issue

     (illustrations: cover, pp.36-37, p.40-41, 44-45, 47. 50-51)

     Hoberman, J., "Reviews: Spectacular Optical," The Village Voice, June

     Mahoney, Robert, "Reviews: Spectacular Optical", Time Out New York, 18-25 June 18-25

    Gould, Stephen Jay, “Scale Models," Forbes ASAP, p.157 (ill.)

     Wilson, Edward O., “E.T. Stayed Home," Forbes ASAP, pp.166-168 (ill.)

     Patterson, Tom, "The Arts: Animalistic Art," Winston-Salem Journal, May 10

    Rockman, Alexis,“Rt. 10," Natural History, April, pp. 90-91 (ill.)

     Terzet, Ettore, "Pollution,” Tema Celeste Arte Contemporanea,, March-April, pp.74

     Rockman, Alexis, “The Donkey," Natural History, March, pp.78-79 (illus. + text)

    Hubbard, Sue, “Alexis Rockman," Time Out / London, February 4-11 (review: London Projects)

     Miles, Chris, “Supernature,” Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco), January 8, p. 38

     Turner, Grady T., “Alexis Rockman," Art in America, p.104 (review: Jay Gorney Modern Art)

     Rockman, Alexis, “The Rec-Room," Natural History, February, pp.68-69

    Denton, Monroe, “Alexis Rockman: The Horrible Wonder”, Arti Magazine (Athens), January-

     February, pp. 61-107 + cover

    1997 Rockman, Alexis, “Airport 1997," Natural History, December-January, pp.66-67

     Birnbaum, Daniel, “Concrete Jungle," Bookforum, reiview in annual publication of Artforum,

     winter, p.48

     Johnson, Patricia C., “Rockman‟s images seduce, educate," Houston Chronicle, December 9

    Kahn, K. Pica., "Rockman presents newest works at museum," Houston Chronicle, December 3

    Quammen, David, “Small Things Considered," The Sciences, November-December, pp. 28-33

     Hayes, Jonathan, “The Picture of Alexis Rockman," Detour, November, pp. 81-82

    Rockman, Alexis, “Golf Course," Natural History, November, p.70

     Smith, Roberta , “More Spacious and Gracious, Yet Still Funky at Heart," The New York

     Times, review of “Vertical Painting” at P.S.1, October 31, pp. E-31, 34

     Ward, Frazer, “Alexis Rockman," Frieze (London), pp. 85-87

     Rosen, Roee, “Alexis Rockman," Studio Art Magazine (Tel Aviv), August-September,


     Rockman, Alexis, “The Ecotourist," Natural History, October, pp.82-83

    Semonin, Paul, “Empire and Extinction: The Dinosaur as a Metaphor for Dominance in

     Prehistoric Nature," Leonardo (M.I.T Press), vol.30, no.3, pp. 171-182

    Cotter, Holland, “The Tyranny of Time in Every Detail? Creepy," The New York Times, June 20,

     p. C-22

     Smith, Roberta,“Realism With a Vengeance," The New York Times, June 13, p.C-18

    Schjeldahl. Peter, “Yuck Stop: Alexis Rockman," The Village Voice, June 10, p. 85

     Rockman, Alexis, “Self-Portrait by Alexis Rockman," The New Yorker, June 9, p. 24

     Rimanelli, David, The New Yorker, “Alexis Rockman," June 9, p. 24

     Smith, Roberta, “The Horror: Updating the Heart of Darkness," The New York Times, June 1, p. H-

     33 (review: I.C.A., Boston)

     Wasilik, Jeanne Marie, “Alexis Rockman: Dioramas," NY Arts Magazine, June, p.22

     Mumford, Steve, “Alexis Rockman: Dioramas," Review Magazine, June, pp.6-7

     Agovino, Michael, “Next Up: Alexis Rockman / What a few of our favorite cultural figures are

     up to," Esquire, June, p. 34

    Halle, Howard “Take Out: A sampling of the best things to see and do this Week," Time

    Out / New York, 15-22 May 15-22, p.2

     McCormick, Carlo, “Science / Fiction: Painter Alexis Rockman‟s Believe It or What," Paper, May,


     Karabell, Zachary, “Grime Statistics Village Voice, 8 April, p.51

     Greenman, Ben, “Concrete Jungle," Time Out / New York, March 20-27, p.52

     Sirmans, Franklin, “Metamorphosis," Flash Art, March/April, p.79

     Rau, David, “Alexis Rockman," New Art Examiner, March, pp.46-47

     Tasker, Georgia, “Creativity flowers when artists turn eyes, souls on their gardens," The

     Miami Herald, January 19, p.9H

    Dillehay, Thomas D., “The Battle of Monte Verde," The Sciences, January-February


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