Gallery Joe

Philadelphia, PA

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Jacob El Hanani

Curved lines
2010
Ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

Jacob El Hanani

b. Casablanca, Morocco, 1947

Education

1969 - 70 Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1965 - 69 Avni School of Fine Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
Linear Landscape: Ink Drawings, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008
OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2005
Drawings from 1978 – 2005, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2003
OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2002
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA
1998
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA
Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Gallery Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland
1988
Gallery Gilbert Brownstone, Paris, France
1978
Gallery Denise Rene, Paris, France
1977
Gallery Denise Rene, New York, NY
1975
Gallery Denise Rene, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
CON/TEXT, Lynch Tham, New York, NY
A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
2013
Lignes de Force, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FR
Approaching Infinity, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
On Drawing: Line, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
On Drawing: Line, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Drawing Up!, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
The Rothfeld Collection, American University Museum. Washington, DC
As Subject and Object, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
Entrée Libre Mais Non Obligatoire, curated by Noël Dolla, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2012
Master Drawings, Richard A. Berman Fine Art, New York, NY
Grey Full, Curated by Geoffrey Young, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Works on Paper #2, Danese, New York, NY
Idée Fixe: Drawings of an Obsessive Nature, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
2010
INK, inc., Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Winter Salon, Bjorn Ressle Art Project, New York, NY
2009
50 very small works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2008
Drawn to Detail, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Horror Vacui, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
microwave, five, josee bienvenu gallery, New York, NY
pattern vs. decoration, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY
Drawn to the Edge, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
INK!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
2006
Drawings: Bruce Conner, Jacob El Hanani, Mark Lombardi, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 4 – Dec. 16)
Selections from the Broida Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Delineation, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
Gridlock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art form the Edward R. Broida Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Transforming Chronologies, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
In Black and White, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, The British Museum, London, UK
Decelerate, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MI
2005
making and breaking the grid, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Drawing, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jacob El Hanani and Renato Orera, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
R3: Reading 'Ritin 'Rithmetic, 30 Years Later, College of New Rochelle, NY
Dating Data, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
2004
Troy Story, Todd Hosfelt, San Francisco, CA
Pencil Me In, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Trace, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Intense Focus, Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
Cult Following, Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
Intensive Care, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
On Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Fine/Lines: From the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
First Person, Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
Vision and Revision: Art on Paper since 1960, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY ( Purchase Award)
Word Works, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Aligned, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2002
47th Bienniale Exhibition: Fantasy Under Foot, Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, DC
The Microwave, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Blobs, Dots, Wiggles, Webs & Crustillations, Work Space, New York, NY
In the Details, Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
Snapshots, Alrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Litchfield, CT
Acquiring Taste, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Oeuvres Sur Papier, Galerie Denise Rene, Paris, France
2001
Repetition in Discourse, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Finely Drawn: A Recent Gift of Contemporary Drawings, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
By Hand, University Art Museum, College of Arts California State University, Long Beach, CA
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jacob El Hanani & Orit Raff, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Compelled, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
Drawings on Language, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Re: Drawing, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont NY
2000
Morocco: Jews and Art in a Muslim Land, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Collecting Drawings, Not Artists: Gifts from the Collection of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Drawing on Tradition, Fuller Museum of Art Brockton, MA
Horror Vacuui, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Fixations: The Obsessional in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
L'Elemento Verbale Nell'arte Contemporanea, Galleria Martano, Turin and Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy. In collaboration with Esso Gallery, NY
More, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Drawings, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
Drawing Rules, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (catalogue)
Drawing: An Essay, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Great Drawing Show 1550 – 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Space, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Microwave, 123 Watts Gallery, New York, NY
Petits Formats, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY
Sheer Abstraction, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
Scripta Manent, Esso Gallery, New York, NY
Ainsi de Suite, Contemporary Art Center, Sete, France
Die Kunst der Linie, Landesgalerie, Oberosterreich, Linz, Austria
1998
The Seventies, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
Edward R. Broida Collection, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando
Le Dessin en Proces, Chateaud'eau, Bourges, France
Artists Using Writing, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford
Growing Obsession, Dorsky Gallery, New York
1997
Jacob El Hanani and Roland Flexner: Ink on Paper, Serge Ziegler Gallery, Zurich
Obsession Plus Devotion, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Word to Word, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York
Tracery, Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Art Writing, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Paper Support: Recent Acquisitions, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven
1996
The Rational World, Koln Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
1989
Small Scale Abstraction, Art in General, New York
1987
Trends in Geometric Abstract Art, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
1986
The Disciplined Spirit, Exit Art, New York
1984
Selections from the McCrory, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1983
New Acquisitions, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1982
Printing and Writing, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York
1981
Hebrew Micrography: One Thousand Years of Art in Script, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1979
Oeuvres Contemporaines des Collections Nationales, Musee national d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1978
L'Art en France de Mondrian et Marcel Duchamp a Nos Jous, Basel Art Fair, Basel (curated by Rene Denise)
1977
Recent gifts and Purchases, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1976
Invitational, John Weber Gallery

Selected Bibliography

2012
Caplin, Todd, "Jacob El Hanani + William Betts at Holly Johnson Gallery," Moderndallas.net, May, www.moderndallas.net/moderndallasart.html
2010
Simek, Lucia, "Meticulous and Minimal, INK, inc. at Holly Johnson is a Coherently Curated Exhibition," D Magazine/Front Row Blog, August 3
Goldberg, Isa, "Making a Name for Himself," The Jerusalem Post, March 1
2008
McQuaid, Cate, “Galleries: Power in Numbers,” The Boston Globe, September 10
“It’s All in the Details at New DeCordova Exhibition,” The Lincoln Journal (www.wickedlocal.com), August 29
Zotos, John, “Dallas Report: A Contemporary Art Destination,” NY Arts Magazine, June
Danto, Arthur, “Micro & Nano,” Alliage, April
2007
Schwendener, Martha, "Art in Review: microwave, five," The New York Times, August 24
Newhall, Edith," Drawings that dot the 'i' in Ink: Complex and detailed work, shown at Gallery Joe ," The Philadephia Inquirer, July 20
Fallon, Roberta ,"Review: INK!," Philadelphia Weekly, July 18
Schmerler, Sarah, “Review: Text Messages, Adam Baumgold Gallery,” Time Out New York, July 12-18 2007.
Rice, Robin, “Drawings: Gallery Joe, Philadelphia,” ArtNews, January 2007.
2006
Porter, Venetia, “Word into Art: Artists of the Moderns Middle East”, Exh. Cat/. London: The British Museum, 2006.
Perez-Oramas, Luis, “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings”, Exh. Cat., New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006.
Against the Grain: “Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection”, Exh. Cat., New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006.
Barker, Ray T. and AnnieFischer, “Art Capsule Reviews: ‘Decelerate’”, The Pitch, January 19, 2006.
2005
Ross, Lauren, “Dating Data,” Art on Paper, May/June 2005.
Levin, Kim, “Voice Choices: ‘Paper,’ Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery,” The Village Voice, February 16-22 2005.
2003
Sherman, Mary, "Open studio Press tries new'line' of work", The Boston Herald, January 12
McQuaid, Cate, "Meticulous Meditations on the Abstract", Boston Globe, January 3
Levine, Cary, "Jacob El Hanani at Nicole Klagsbrun",Art in America, January 2003
2002
"Fantasy Underfoot", The New York Times, December 20
Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, "Breaking Boundaries", The Washington Times, December 21
Binstock, Jeffrey, "Fantasy Underfoot", Artnet, December 28
Gopnik, Blake, "A Familiar Fantasty", The Washington Post, December 22
Dixon, Glenn, "Fantastic Damage", Washington City Paper, February 14-20
Campello, F. Lennox, "the 47th Corcoran Biennial", Old Town Crier, January
O'Sullivan, Micheal, "The Corcoran Biennial: Dramatic License", The Washington Post Weekend, December 27. 2002.
Seidel, Miriam, "From Quiet Detail, a Hypnotic Effect", Philadelphia Inquirer, December 20, 2002
2001
Kalm, James, "Repetition in Discourse", NYArts, November, 2001.
Cheng, Scarlet, "Look Ma, No Computers", The Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2001.
Sparks, Amy Bracken, "Hyper Text," Cleveland Free Times, May 30 – June 5, 2001.
Tranberg, Dan, "Pieces and pictures are worth a thousand words", The Plain Dealer, May 10, 2001.
Tranberg, Dan, "Drawing on Language," Dialogue, July/August, 2001.
York, Hildreth, "Obsessive Surfaces", Surface Design Journal, Spring 2001.
MacAdam, Barbara, "The Microwave", Art News, April 2001.
Zimmer, William, "The content isn't new, but the processes are", The New York Times, Westchester edition, February 2, 2001.
2000
Danto, Arthur, Best of 2000, Art Forum, December 2000.
Dorfman, John, "For Obsessive Micrographer; The Divine Lurks in the Details", Forward, March
McGuaid, Cate, "Innovative Lines, flowing glass forms," The Boston Globe, March 11
1999
Nahasm, Dominique, "Microwave," Review Magazine, October 15, p. 18
Ollman, Leah, "Great Drawings Show, Kohn Turner Gallery," The Los Angeles Times, October 1
Johnson, Ken, "Drawings: Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery," The New York Times, August 13
Johnson, Ken, "Scripta Manent, Esso Gallery," The New York Times, June 4
Sozanski, Edward, "Drawings Rules," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 9
1998
Baker, Kenneth, "Jacob El Hanani, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco," Art News, December, p. 156
Murdock, Robert M., "Growing Obsession," Review Magazine, February, p.19
1997
Bonetti, David, "Obsession + Devotion," San Francisco Examiner, October 24, p.B9
1996
Koplos, Janet, "Labor of Love at the Museum," Art in America, October, p. 120
Kandel, Susan, "The Rational World," The Los Angeles Times, January 25, p. F7
1995
Rubinstein, Raphael, "Jacob El Hanani at Yoshii," Art in America, July
1994
Chadwick, Susan, "Contemporary Collection Sheds New Light," The Houston Post, March 1
1993
Stapen, Nancy, "worcester Show Draws Full Spectrum," The Boston Globe, December 27, p. 31
Tousey, Nancy, "Drawing as an Art Form Impresses," Calgary Herald, January 8, p. C1
1992
Faust, Gretchen, "New York in Review," Arts, February, p. 86
Raynor, Vivian, "Memorable Images in an Anthology of Drawings," The New York Times, July 5, p. 12
Russell, John, "The Secret Life of Art is Led in Drawings," The New York Times, June 28, p. C29
Stapen, Nancy, "Making the Most of Minimalism," The Boston Globe, June 25
1991
Sherman, Mary, "Rose Exhibit Brings Drawings Back into Light," The Boston Globe, March 22, p.18
Stapen, Nancy, ":Drawings in Brandeis Ask Profound Questions," The Boston Globe, March 22
1987
Abramowicz, Leon, "Jacob El Hanani," L'Arche, (France), June 1, p. 86
1984
Donahoe, victoria, "Is Abstract Painting Regarding its Popularity," The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, p. 34
1981
Ronnen, Meir, "Letter-Perfect," The Jerusalem Post, March 13, p. 11
1977
Tannenbaum, Judith, Jacob El Hanani," Arts, May, p. 25

Selected Awards

2003
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Purchase Award
1999
Tiffany Award
1969
American Israel Cultural Foundation Award

Selected Public Collections

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Musee national d'Arte Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
The Menil Collection, Houston
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Yale Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Neuberger Museum of State Univeristy of New York, Purchase, NY
The British Museum, London
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Morgan Library & Museum, NY

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