Robert Sagerman, New York - robertsagerman@hotmail.com / robertsagerman.com
'6,428' 2009, oil on canvas, 67 x 65 cm

'14,301', 2008, oil on canvas, 122 x 117 cm

'5,886', 2007, oil on canvas, 53 x 51 cm

'17,109', 2009, oil on canvas, 122 x 117 cm

'51,499', 2009,oil on canvas, 193 x 163 cm '6,882', 2009, oil on canvas, 67 x 65 cm
Artistic and Academic Curriculum Vitae
1966 born in Bayside, NY
2008 Ph.D., New York University, Dept. of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
2000 M.A., New York University, Dept. of Religious Studies
1998 M.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Art History
1998 M.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts
1990 B.A., Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts
1984-1986 United States Military Academy
lives and works in New York City and Shamong, New Jersey

Museum Collections

Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen

Solo Exhibitions
2009 On and On: Inquiries into Indeterminacy, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Workings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin and Milan, Italy
2008 Pathways to Presence, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2008 Never. Ever., Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 dematerializations / interstices / permutations, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2007 Activity, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
2006 Recent Paintings, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2006 Innumerable Naught Nary, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Amassing Color, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Marking Time, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 435,546 Marks, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

           

    

     

 

Group Exhibitions
2009 Pure Paint, Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Common Ground: Color, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Material Color, Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
This Just In, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Fascination of the Color Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2007 Luxe, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
…das viereckige rot?, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany
Farbe, Galerie Huebner, Hamburg, Germany
Surface Impressions, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2006 Don’t Touch, Renate Bender Gallery, Munich
Blue!, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
2005 Summer Sensation, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
About Paint, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Living Gray, Karl-Ernst Osthaus-Musuem, Hagen, Germany
2004 Exhibition for World Peace, Gallery Bijitsu-Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
ArtHouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting, La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Die Farbe hat Mich II, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
Group Exhibtion, M% Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Innovate, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Non-Objective Painting, Part II, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Tickled Pink, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002  Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Blobs, Wiggles, Dots, Webs and Crustallations, The Work Space, New York, NY. Curated by Lucio Pozzi.
Group Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Sharon Brant, Robert Sagerman, Don Voisine, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Items from the Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York
2000   01.15.00, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, New York
1999 Size Matters, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, New York
Group Exhibition, GAle GAtes, et al, Brooklyn, New York
1998 The Calculus of Transfiguration, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Higher Worlds, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York
1997  Downtowm Arts Annual Group Exhibition, New York. Juried by Fereshteh Daftari, Martin Eisenberg and Charlotta Kotik.
Symposium Finalist, New York. Work selected by Michael Brenson, critiqued by Janet Koplos, Donald Kuspit, Peter Schjeldahl and Simon Watson.
1993 Group Exhibition of Drawings, Alexander Gallery, New York.
Three Young Future Majors, Alexander Gallery, New York.

           

Bibliography
Material Color, Exhibition catalog, 2009. The Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Trelles, Emma. “What I Saw at Art Basel: Day 1,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 5, 2007.

Budick, Ariella. “Scratching the ‘Surface’ and teasing your senses,” Newsday, April 2007.

“Indeterminable Painting: Thoughts on the Work of Robert Sagerman,” catalog essay by Michael Fehr, Munich, 2006.

Kunstform International, No. 176, June 2005. Review of the exhibition “Living Gray” by  Thomas W. Kuhn.

Living Gray. Exhibition catalogue, 2005. The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.

K-West, April, 2005. Review of the exhibition Living Gray, by Stefanie Stadel.

SF Weekly, May 25, 2005. Review by Sharon Mizota.

Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques, by Vicky Perry, 2005About Paint, Exhibition catalog, 2005.

Art Festival for World Peace. Exhibition catalog, 2004. Gallery Bijitsu-Sekai, Tokyo, Japan.

Byrd, Cathy. “Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood Gallery,” Art in America, December 2004.

Cullum, Jerry. "Review," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 1, 2004.

Fox, Catherine. "Review," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 6, 2004

Cohen, Mark Daniel. "The Intricate Precision of the Field The Kabbalistic Mysticism of Robert Sagerman." NY Arts Magazine, September 2003

Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Non-Objective Painting. Exhibition catalog, 2003. The Karl-Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.

Wallach, Amei. "Driven to Abstraction." Art News, November 2003

Lindall, Terrence. "THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL MOVEMENT IN LATE 20TH CENTURY ART: The Williamsburg Circle" NY Arts Magazine, February 2002.

Siciliano, Enzo. "Ultimo indirizzo Brooklyn." La Repubblica, June 14, 1999.


'51,499', 2009, oil on cancas, 193 x 163 cm (detail)

'6,428', 2009 67 x 65 cm (side view)
Publications Authored
“The Syncretic Esotericism of Egidio da Viterbo and the Development of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Program.”  Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 19 (2005): 37-76.

“A Kabbalistic Reading of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.” Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 16 (2002): 93-177.
Scholarly Papers Presented
2009 “Jesus as the Teli: Jewish-Christian Antecedents for Abraham Abulafia’s Conception of the Astrological Serpent.” Association for Judaic Studies Annual Conference.

2008 “Abraham Abulafia and the Cruciform Covenant.” Association for Judaic Studies Annual Conference. 2006

“The Sistine Chapel Ceiling and Renaissance Christian Kabbalah.” Association for Judaic Studies Annual Conference, Poster Session

2006 “The Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia’s Conflicted Attitude towards Christianity.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

2003 “Cosmogonic Diminution and Messianic Reconstitution: The Kabbalistic Sistine Chapel Ceiling Program of Egidio da Viterbo.” Sacro e Profano, Conference of the Norwegian Institute in Rome.

2003 “A Kabbalistic Reading of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.” Pictor in carmine: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Mural Paintings in Medieval Churches, 1100-1500, New York University

1999 “The Gospel of Thomas: Apocalypticism, the Temporal and Art.” The Future of Man Symposium. The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York1998 “The Calculus of Transfiguration: Postmodernism, Jewish Mysticism and Art.” The Williamsburg Symposium: Meaning, Form and Process in Late Twentieth Century Art. The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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