Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Robert Melee

Born 1966, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Lives and works in New Jersey and New York City.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Robert Melee, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Robert Melee, City Hall Park, New York, NY
Unshamelessfulnessly, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
2006 "Robert Melee's Poplar", Ingalls & Associates, Miami
2005 "Stage Works and Substitutions", Sutton Lane Gallery, London
"In Between False Comforts", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2003 Robert Melee, Art Statements, Art 34 Basel, Switzerland
2002 You, Me and Her, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
2001 Robert Meleeís Unit, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C.
2000 Units, Jay Jopling / White Cube, London
Unit, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
1999 Robert Melee Movies, Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami FL
1998 Robert Melee, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
1996 Baloneyism, Bravin Post Lee, NYC
1995 White Room, White Columns, NYC

Group Exhibitions

2011 NORFOLK, Thierry-Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Notes on Notes on Camp, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
With One Color, curated by Paul Frank McCabe, Van De Weghe Fine Art, New York NY
Dust to Settle, Cuchifritos (New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City), NY
Living Live, LGBT Center, New York, NY
2010 It's All American, New Jersey MoCA, Asbury Park, NJ, Curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Haley Mellin
NY/Prague 6, Futura - Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Portugal Arte 10, Portugal Biannual, Lisbon, Portugal, Curated by Stefan Simchowitz
Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY, Curated by Franklin Evans
2009 Reel Subjects, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Wild Exaggeration, The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
hit it big, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Arena Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico
Bad Habits, Albright-Know Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Curated by Heather Pesanti
Glitterati, Headquarters, New York, NY, Curated by Thomas Woodruff and Aaron Cobbett
LOVER, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, Curated by Kate Gilmore & Candice Madey
2008 Glamour Bomb, Parlor Gallery, New Jersey, NJ
It's Not Over Yet, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY
Looking Back, Mireille Mosler, Ltd. New York, NY
2007 Mamma's Boy, Comme il Faut Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Warhol and..., Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Artists' Self-Portraits as Porn Stars, Circus of Books, West Hollywood, CA (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
2005 "Painting the Edge", Gallery Hyundai (Do Art), Korea
"Summer Group Show", Sutton Lane Gallery, London
"Can I Get A Witness" Curated by Dean Daderko, Longwood Gallery, Bronx, New York
"Make It Now: New Sculpture in NY" Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
2004 "Greater New York" P.S.1 Contemporary Art Museum, Long Island City, New York
Currents 31: Robert Melee, curated by Stefano Basilico, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
Adaptive Behavior, curated by Dan Cameron, Yukie Kamiya and Trevor Smith, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
2003 Mama's Boy, White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Jane Harris)
The Outlaw Series, New York, NY (curated by Lisa Kirk)
Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
YOU, Royal Modern Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Lisa Kirk)
2002 The TaDa Show, The Annex, New York, NY
The Longest Winter, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Monitor, Volume 2 Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Flesh for Fantasy, Javogue & Ingalls Fine Arts, Miami Beach, FL
Family, curated by Jessica Hough, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Wonderland, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Super-Heroes, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland
2001 State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
American Spirituality, Audiello Fine Art, Inc. New York, NY
2000 Skank Plus Ultra, Brooklyn, NY
Exposure: Recent Acquisitions from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, O.R.S.
Ltd, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Mount Miami, Tel Aviv Artists Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel
Achieving Failure: Gym Culture, collaboration with Meredith Danluck, curated by Bill Arning, the Thread Waxing Space, NYC
1999 Group Show, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Group Show, Cartervous & Time, Whales, UK
Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
1997 Pet Shop, Nicholas Davies & CO, NYC
Doggy Style, curated by Rick Prol, Space, NYC
The Joy of Painting, curated by Alix Lambert, HERE, NYC
Maux Faux, Richard Feldman Fine Arts, NYC
1993 Summer Show, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, NYC
1992 Dirty Birds, Wooster Gardens, NYC
7 Rooms, 7 Shows, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NYC
1991 Neurotic Art Show, Artist Space, NYC
1990 Home, Home For Contemporary Arts, NYC
Visual Art Gallery, curated by Steve Keister, NYC


1990 School of Visual Arts, NYC


2010 McGarry, Kevin. "Jersey, Sure". October 30
Mendelsohn, John. "Robert Melee: The Magnetic Grotesque". Sculpture Magazine. November
Ozuna, Tony. "New York state of mind". Prague Post. September 22
2008 Rosenberg, Karen. "Rober Melee", The New York Times. November 7. Page C31
2007 Smith, Roberta. "In These Shows, the Material Is the Message". The New York Times. August 10, 2007, Page E29
Lopez-Chahud, Omar. "Robert Melee". Zing, Issue 21
Saltz, Jerry."Non-Specific Objects". Modern Painters. March, p.32-34
2006 Cotter, Holland, "The World Tour Rolls Into Town, Sprawling but Tidy", The New York Times, March 10
2005 Barliant, Claire. "Robert Melee", ARTFORUM, December 2005
Objekt International, cover + p. 132. issue # 31.
Harris, Jane, "Robert Melee In Between False Comforts", Time Out NY, Oct.27.Nov.2
Webster, Peter, "Robert Melee, A Blissfully Impudent Artist Finds Contentment in New Jersey", New York Home, November-December, pp.48-50
Young, Stephanie "Dark Laughter", Blender Magazine, Fall/ Winter
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Robert Melee Turned His Back on New York and Gladly Moved To Asbury Park", The New York Times, May 22
Cotter, Holland, "A Different Kind of Never-Never Land", The New York Times, May 3
2004 Johnson, Ken, "Adapting and Constructing in a Dizzly Changing World", The New York Times, Friday, September 24, 2004, E 35
Krenz, Marcel, "Adaptive Behavior", Flash Art, November/December, 2004
2003 Auer, James, "Mommy" will shock and entertain you", Journal Sentinel, July
Rodriguez, Liana, Coming Attractions, Loft, Summer 2003
Mack, Gerhard, Messe der Rekorde, Art: das Kunstmagazin, No. 6, June 2003
Art Basel: Robert Melee, Her Curtains, Beaux Arts Magazine, No. 229, June 2003
Robinson, Walter. Basel ABC,, June 2003
Marzahn, Alexander and Gerig, Karen N. "Das Reaktionsvermˆgen verbl¸fft schon vor dem Startschuss" Basler Zeitung, June 18, 2003
2002 The Aldrich Museum, Tema Celeste, August, 2002
Sims, Carol. The Aldrich Takes on ëFamilyí, Antiques and Arts Weekly, June 14, 2002
Ocana, Damarys The Longest Winter, The Miami Herald, October 6, 2002
Schwan, Gary. Feel like chilliní? Take a cold, hard look at these exhibits, The Palm Beach Post, Oct. 6, 2002
Sheffield, Skip. ëThe Longest Winterí exhibit opens at FAU, Boca Raton News, September, 15, 2002
Saltz, Jerry. Mommie Queerest, The Village Voice, September 25, October 1, 2002
Robert Melee, The New Yorker, September 24, 2002
Cotter, Holland. Robert Melee; You Me and Her, The New York Times, September 20
Brundage, Brita. Disrobing the Family, Fairfield County Weekly, May 23-29, 2002
Family, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, May 3, 2002
Luft, Scot. University Galleries prepare for ëWinterí season, Boca Raton Times, Aug 14
Tupohy, Laurel. Family, The New-Times, June 7, 2002
Yablonsky, Linda. Painting the Town, Time Out New York, March 7-14, 2002
Smith, Roberta. Brice Delsperger, The New York Times, March 8, 2002
2001 Art and Outrage, CBS News T.V. Special, Fall 2001
O'Sullivan. Michael. Selections Troubling and Beautiful, Washington Post, June 15
Binstock, Jonathan. Robert Melee, Fellowship in the Visual Arts brochure, June 6 - July 19
Cotter, Holland. Skank, The New York Times, June 1, 2001
2000 smock walk gallery tour, Smock Magazine, Fall Winter 2000
Harris, Mark, Robert Melee, Art Monthly, Sept. 2000
Currah, Mark, Robert Melee, Time Out London, August 9-16, 2000
Robert Melee, Independent Study, July 30, 2000
Guner, Fisun, Robert Melee, Whatís On in London, July 26, 2000
Cotter, Holland, Marilyn Minter, The New York Times, May 5, 2000
Levin, Kim, Voice Choice, The Village Voice, April 25, 2000
Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, April 21, 2000
Moreno, Gene, Miami Art Review, Art Papers, March - April 200
1999 Feinstein, Roni, Miami Heats Up, Art in America, December 1999
Moshkovits, Boris, More than Mambo, Flash Art, Nov-Dec 1999
1998 Arning, Bill, Art Review, Time Out, September 17-24, 1998
Brack, Yvette, Art Review, Time Out, July 2310, 1998
Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, The New York Times, July 10, 1998
1996 Levin, Kim, Voice Choice, The Village Voice, Mar 12, 1996
1995 Levin, Kim, Voice Choice, The Village Voice, Mar 21, 1995
Karmel, Pepe, Art in Review, The New York Times Mar 24 1995
1992 Levin, Kim, Voice Choice, The Village Voice, Dec. 22, 1992