Installation view, Fast Forward, Painting from the 1980s
Julia Wachtel
Accelearation of similarity
Acrylic on Canvas
72 × 64 inches
Installation view, K as in knight, Helena Anrather, New York, 2021
The Disappearance of the Sign
Julia Wachtel
Oil on Linen, Cibachrome Glass
84 × 42 inches
Julia Wachtel
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
60 × 125 inches
Julia Wachtel
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
72 × 94 inches
Julia Wacthel
You Disappear Me
Oil and Lacquer Ink on Canvas
48 × 106 inches
Julia Wachtel
Oil on Canvas
50 × 95 inches
Julia Wachtel
Untitled (flag)
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
48 × 91 inches

Installation view, The 80s. Art of the Eighties, Albertina Modern, Vienna, 2022
Julia Wachtel
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
60 × 92 inches
Julia Wachtel
Oil, Lacquer Ink and Flashe on Canvas and Panel
60 × 106 inches
Installation view, airlok or gazing into the void, Von Ammon Co., Washington D.C., 2021



1956New York. Lives and works in Bridgewater, CT.



1979Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1978School of Visual Arts, New York

1977Middlebury College, Vermont, BA


Solo Exhibitions

2024Julia Wachtel, Thirty for Myself, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at The university of the arts, Philadelphia, PA

2024Julia Wachtel: Mr invites JM invites ... (a billboard project), Meyer Reigger, Berlin

2023Plastic Fantasy, Von Ammon Co. , Washington D.C.

2022Art Basel Miami Beach with Helena Anrather and Super Dakota

2022Fulfillment, Helena Anrather, New York

2022Believe, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2021Airlock or gazing into the void, Von Ammon Co. , Washington D.C. (with Wendy White)

2021Fade to Fade, Library Street Collective Gallery, Detroit, MI (with Wendy White and Paul Pfeiffer)

2019Tears, Drips and Pixels, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2019Helpp, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2017Displacement, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2016Vilma Gold, London, UK

2015Empowerment, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2014Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2014Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2016Vilma Gold, London, UK

1998Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

1995Crypte de L’Eglise del’Assomption, Rosnay-L’Hopital, France

1995Eglise de Aumenancourt, Marne, France

1995Passages, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Troyes, France

1995Gallery Georges-Phillippe Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

1993American Fine Arts, New York

1991Galerie Faust, Geneva, Switzerland

1991Option 41: Julia Wachtel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1991American Fine Arts, New York

1990Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1990Galerie Georges-Phillippe Vallois, Paris, FR

1989Diane Brown Gallery, New York

1985Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1985Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1984Julia Wachtel, Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1983Haim Stainbach and Julia Wachtel: Social Conquest, C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center Mall, New York

1981Relations of Absence, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY


Group Exhibitions

202350 Paintings, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2023Focus Group 4, Von Ammon Co. , Washington D.C.

2023Pictures & After, Curated by Lionel Bovier and Julien Fronsacq, MAMCO, Musee D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2023Future Shock, Lisson Gallery, New York

2022Ecosystems of Relations, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2022Une Nouvelle Aube, MAMCO, Musee D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2022Broken Piñata, L21 Gallery, Majorca, Spain

2021The Sum of All Parts, MoMA, New York

2021The 80s, The Albertina Modern Museum, Vienna, Austria

2021The Phillips Collection Museum, Washington D.C.

2021F#%k U & ur DisNey, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2021K as in knight, Helena Anrather, New York

2020World Peace, MoCA Westport, Norfolk

2020The Secret History of Everything, Perrotin, New York

2020Back to the Future, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Natalie Vallois, Paris, France

2020The Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

2020100 Sculptures, No Gallery, traveling exhibition

2020Private Eyes: American Postmodern Art, KODE Art Museum, Gergen, NO

2020Passing Time, online show organized by curators Neville Wakefield, Ceclia Bengolea, and Alex Perweiler

2019Smile, Curated by Todd Von Ammon, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2019Think about all the James Deans and what it means, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2019The Sorcerer’s Burden, The Contemporary Austin, Curated by Heather Pesanti

2019Paradise, Westport Art Center, Wesport

2019Mature Themes, Foxy Production, New York

2019Brand New, Art and Commodity in the 1980’s, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

2019Open House: Elliot Hundley, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2019été pourri peinture fraiche, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2019Focus Group, Von Ammon Co. , Washington D.C.

2017Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2017Man Alive, Jablonka Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017Strange Attractors, Curated by Bob Nickas, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2016Almanch 16, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2016Ordinary Pictures, Curated by Eric Crosby, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2016Ideologue, The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2016Champagne Life, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2016Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati: Highlights of 20th century art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2015Gallery 30 / 130: Thirty Years of Books and Catalogs..., Bob Nickas at White, Columns, New York

2015The Shadow is Taken, Algus Greenspon, New York

2015THE CRACK-UP, Room East, New York

2015Zabriskie Point, Geneva, Switzerland

2015Venganza (I don’t want to be friends), Armada, Milan, Italy

201520 Years of Collecting, Zabludowicz Foundation, London, UK

2015TOYS REDUX - ON PLAY AND CRITIQUE, Curated by Raphael Gygax and Judith Welter, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

2014Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

2014Portrait de ¾, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2014New Hells, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

2014Forever Young, Curated by Marie de Gualejac, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium

2013Ericka Beckman / Julia Wachtel, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2013Post Culture, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2013Une odyssée: les 30 ans du frac champagne-ardenne, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2013Selections from Absolut Collection, Curated by Finbar Krook Rossato, Spiritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2013Group Show, The Artist’s Institute, Curated by Haim Steinbach, New York

2012Remote Control, Institute for Contemporary Art, London, UK

2012Face a Face, FRAC Poìtou-Charantes, Angoulême, France

2012The Old, the New, the Different, Curated by Fabrice Stroun, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

2011Situation New York 1986, Art and Public - Cabinet, Geneva, Switzerland

2009Images et (Re)Presentation, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

2009Group Show, Gallerie Georges-Philippe & Natalie Vallois, Paris, France

2001W Exhibition, Curated by Bob Nickas and Vincent Pecoil, Le Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France

1999Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s, Curated by Lydia Yee, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

1999Artlovers, Curated by Marcia Fortes, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

1999Sweet & Sour, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

1999Text & Signifier, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1999Absolut Collection, Louvre, Museum of the Applied Arts, Paris, France

1998Weather Everything, Curated by Eric Troncy, Galerie Für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

1998I Love New York, Edinburgh International Art Festival, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

1996Can We Talk, Basilico Fine Arts, New York

1995Pittura Immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz, Austria

1993Peinture, Photo et Cie. Les rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France

1991Painting Culture, fiction/non fiction, New York

1990Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

1990Le Choix des Femmes, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

1988Total Metal, Simon Watson Gallery, New York

1990The Last Laugh, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

1989Group Show, Achim Kubinski, Stuttgart, Germany

1989The Mirror in Which Two Are Seen as One, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1988Works Concepts Processes Situation Information, Curated by Bob Nickas, Hans Meyer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

1988Appropriation and Syntax: The Uses of Photography in Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1987Nothing Sacred, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987Avant-Garden the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1987Post-Abstract Abstraction, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

1987The Art of the Real, Curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland

1987Comic Iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

1987Perverted by Language, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University/C.W.Post, Campus, Greenvale

1986American Fine Arts Co., Colin de Land Fine Art, New York

1986When Attitudes Become Form, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

1986The Ready Made Painted, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY

1986Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York

1986Group Show, Nature Morte Gallery, New York

1985Split Vision, Curated by Laurie Simmons and Robert Mapplethorpe, Artists Space, New York

1985Persona Non-Grata, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York

1985Infotainment, Texas Gallery, Houston, traveled to: Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; De Selby Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Montenay Del Sol, Paris

1985Americana, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York

1985East Village, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC

1984Neo York: Reported on a Phenomenon, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

1984Emblem, L.A.C.E. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984Timeline of Intervention in Central America, Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1, Long Island, NY

1984Hundreds of Drawings, Artists Space, New York

1983Group Show, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

1983Terminal Show/Preparing for War, Brooklyn, NY

1983Revolutionary High Art, Latino Space, New York

1982Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York

1981Selections, Artists Space, New York

1981Selections 14, Drawing Center, New York

1979Film/Audio Installation, Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY


Selected Public Collections

 Absolut Collection, Stockholm, Sweden

 American Medical Association, Chicago, IL

 Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

 Brooklyn Museum, New York

 Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

 Fonds Régional d’Art Conemporain, Région Basse Normandie, Caen, France

 Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes (FRAC), Angouleme, France

 Musee D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

 The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

 Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


29 Nov–3 Dec 2022

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Julia Wachtel

14 Apr–4 Jun 2022


Julia Wachtel

4 Feb–14 Mar 2021

K as in knight

Catherine Telford Keogh, Julia Wachtel, Alexander Carver, Tony Cokes, Raque Ford, Kate Mosher Hall, Manal Kara, Vijay Masharani, Pope.L, Walter Price, Michael E. Smith