Banks Violette

TypeArtist
Male
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URLsArtist's page
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Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2010Blanks VioletteMuseum Dhont-DhaenensDeurle, Belgium
Solo exhibition2008Focus: Banks VioletteMuseum of Modern ArtFort Worth, TX, USA
Group exhibition2008The Great Transformation- Art and Tactical MagicFrankfurter KunstvereinFrankfurt, Germany
Group exhibition2006While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid BodyMigros Museum für GegenwartskunstZurich, Switzerland
Solo exhibition2005Blanks VioletteThe Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York, USA


Publications
Monograph2017The New York TimesAn Artist Returns From the EdgeAndrew GoldsteinISSN 0362-4331New York 
Monograph2009Walter KönigBanks VioletteNeville WakefieldB01K3NIKH8Köln 


2018
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Places of residence

New York, Vereinigte Staaten
Violette lives and works in New York.

2018
2008 - 2012
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Places of work / studios

NN, Vereinigte Staaten
Banks Violette has spent the last five years living out of a nondescript clapboard house in this secluded college town in a kind of self-imposed exile from his former life and career, one that had set him on a path toward anguish and addiction.

2008 - 2012
1995 - 2000
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Education

New York, Vereinigte Staaten
Violette studied at the School of the Visual Arts in New York earning at BFA in 1998, and graduated with an MFA from Columbia University in 2000.

1995 - 2000
1973
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Born

Ithaca, Vereinigte Staaten
Banks Violette was born in Ithaca, New York.

1973

... Violette’s works were also less campy and juvenile than a lot of art from that scene, courting curators with smart formal references to seventies-era sculptors like Robert Smithson and Barry Le Va. That sense of history gives him a direction out of the goth ghetto, and on June 28, when he opens his first New York solo show in five years (a double, at both Team and Gladstone galleries), the art world will be clamoring to see whether he’s come into the light. The new work has no evil-teen backstory, like the 1995 murder of a teenage girl by Slayer fans that inspired his 2002 installation Arroyo Grande.Instead, it’s a landscape of sculptural forms—broken grids and mirrors, scatterings of fluorescent tubes—reminiscent of Sol LeWitt and Richard Serra. Except that LeWitt and Serra never hooked their art up to propane tanks or refrigeration units.

http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/33973/ (28. 11. 2018)

Mit seinen schwarz glänzenden Skulpturen und seinen hyperrealistischen Zeichnungen, die häufig mit der Kategorie New Gothicin Verbindung gebracht werden, greift Banks Violette sowohl auf der formal-ästhetischen als auch auf der inhaltlichen Ebene die Ikonographie von Heavy Metal auf. Er exemplifiziert die in den Subkulturen der Black-Metal-Musik inszenierte Symbolik von Tod und Verfall, die zwischen Schönheit und Grausamkeit oszilliert. Die Abgründe und Absurditäten der amerikanischen Gesellschaft bilden dabei die thematische Grundlage seines Werkes.

https://www.ropac.net/artist/banks-violette (28. 11. 2018)

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Not Yet Titled (Light Spill) photo Not Yet Titled (Light Spill) 2007 Banks Violette 
Throne (and over and over again) photo Throne (and over and over again) 2009 Banks Violette