The Bruce High Quality Foundation


Self Portrait (Alex), 2013. Silkscreen, acrylic and enamel paint on canvas.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation – Mission Statement
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, we aspire to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.

About the Foundation
The Bruce High Quality Foundation will mount their solo exhibition, “Vive la Sociale!” at Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels this coming September, followed by solo exhibitions at McClain Gallery in Houston and Sala Gaspar in Barcelona, both in October. In June, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG featured new works by The BHQF at Art Basel. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at the Brooklyn Museum, the Lever House, Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zürich. The BHQF was also featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, as well as other group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in Queens, Acquavella Gallery in New York, and Centre Pompidou in Paris, among others. The Foundation also heads the free institution, BHQFU, which provides learning opportunities and residencies for artists, and until last year hosted expansive, open call exhibitions called “Brucennials.”

Cole Mohr

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Debuting with his solo show “Free Food” in Long Island City this May, Cole Mohr broke into the art world with his meticulous, stippled drawings and gestural abstractions. Mohr studied under Marianne Vitale, working as her studio assistant and appearing in her 2013 Performa biennial commission, “The Missing Book of Spurs.” Born in 1986, Cole Mohr currently lives and works in New York City.

Chris Succo

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Recently featured in the group exhibition “Life-The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan”, Chris Succo is known for his layered abstract works. He was named one of “25 Artists to Watch in 2014″ by Complex Magazine and has upcoming solo shows at Robert Blumenthal and DUVE Berlin this year. Succo has had solo exhibitions at such galleries as Rod Barton Gallery in London, Saks Gallery in Geneva, Brand New Gallery in Milan, and RH Contemporary Art in New York, among others. He participated in the “2014 Artists To Watch” exhibition at the M Building in Miami and was also commissioned by Achenbach Art Consulting to create works for the Campo Bahia in Brazil, which housed the German national team during FIFA World Cup this year. Succo was born in 1979 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and lives and works in Düsseldorf and London.

Aaron Stern


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Following the success of his first book, Everyone Must Be Announced (2012), which depicted live performances by iconic musicians, photographer Aaron Stern released his second major publication and deeply personal monograph, I Woke Up In My Clothes, this spring. Stern’s work has been exhibited extensively at the International Center of Photography, Milk Gallery, Paris Photo, and Chateau Marmont, among other venues. Also known for his photographic collaborations with Dazed & Confused, The New York Times’  T Magazine, and  L’Officiel Hommes,  Stern’s images often portray “a feeling of emptiness and void, loss, and, at other times, [feelings] of love and all different types of relationships.” Stern is based in both Los Angeles and New York.

Matthew Palladino

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Currently showing at Garth Greenan Gallery in New York until late June,  Matthew Palladino has exhibited in numerous locations across the country, including DCKT, Fredericks & Freiser, and the Richard Heller Gallery, as well as the Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco. His work is also featured in the public collection of the Whitney Museum. Born in 1985 in San Francisco, CA, Palladino is also a graduate of the California College of Arts, San Francisco. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Peter Coffin

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Peter Coffin’s work incorporates a variety of media and styles including sculpture, drawing, and photography, as well as assemblage, sound, and video art. His practice is united by a sense of exuberance and occasional humor. Coffin recently presented work alongside Agathe Snow and Willy Le Maitre in “The Weird Show” at Canada. His  recent solo exhibitions were held at Venus Over Manhattan (New York, NY) and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.) in addition to numerous other gallery and museums both in the United States and internationally. He lives and works in New York.

Robert Davis


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Since his first solo show in New York last September at Half Gallery, Robert Davis has had solo exhibitions at Retrospective Gallery (Hudson, NY) and Bill Brady KC (Kansas City, MO). Other solo exhibitions were held at Luce Gallery (Turin, Italy) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He was featured among Rashid Johnson and Henry Taylor in George Nakashima: in conversation at Untitled Gallery earlier this spring, and has been in group exhibitions at Dodge Gallery in New York and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Davis received his BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he taught for 10 years. He is a recipient of the 2004 and 2007 Chicago Artadia Grant awards. Davis was born in Virginia in 1970, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Joanne Greenbaum

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Joanne Greenbaum is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She was born in New York City in 1953 and received her BA from Bard College in 1975. Her work has been shown worldwide in spaces such as: Rachel Uffner Gallery and MOMA PS1 in New York; Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA; in addition to London, Basel, Zurich, and Berlin. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Chinati Foundation. Her work will be on view in several upcoming exhibitions including “If You Throw a Spider Out the Window Does It Break?” at Brennan & Griffin in New York, opening July 20th, 2014, and her solo exhibition opens at Galerie Crone in Berlin, Germany in November 2014.

Erik Foss

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The work of Erik Foss has been exhibited nationally and worldwide in places such as Deitch Projects, Jonathan LeVine, The Hole, and White Box, in New York; Colette, Paris, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, and Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Sweden, among many others. The self-taught artist pins himself near the fringes of society through his perpetual discredit of mainstream ideology, while his practice draws from an unorthodox and turbulent history.

Leo Gabin

Photo by Lieven Dirckx

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With their upcoming London debut at White Cube in June and recent solo shows at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; The Cultural Centre, Bruges, Belgium; Peres Projects, Berlin; and the Kunstraum Mueenchen, Munich, the vanguard art trio, Leo Gabin, has recently been on everyone’s radar. The three artists behind the Belgian-based collective—Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem, and Robin De Vooght—have been working together since the early 2000s and regularly experiment with a variety of media to explore the transience and capriciousness that underpins youth culture. Posts culled from websites, images shared in online forums, and video clips disseminated through social media often serve as the foundation for their video mash-ups, collages, and silkscreens—which bear some resemblance to Robert Rauschenberg’s work in the mid-60’s. These collected images are often transformed, clipped, and reconstructed to confront the classical notion of artistic ideation and the inherent ephemerality and mercurial nature of contemporary online media.

Jane Dickson


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In 2014 Jane Dickson’s work has been shown at Metro Pictures, in “The Real Estate Show” at James Fuentes Gallery, The Lodge Gallery, and the Omi International Art Center. During her career she has had solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Marlborough Gallery, among many others. You may recall the colorful mosaic series featuring life-size party revelers along the walls of the 42nd Street subway station, a project Dickson completed in 2008 for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. That wasn’t the only time her focus was on NYC’s most famous intersection–in 1993 she transformed Manhattan’s Historic West 42nd Street into a dynamic, round-the-clock public art exhibition with the public art organization Creative Time. Dickson is a 2013 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painting and Sculpture. You can also see her work on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Look out for her show at Boo-Hooray this September!

Eric Chase Anderson


Photo by Christopher Wray-McCann

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Eric Chase Anderson is an American author, illustrator and actor. He illustrated all of the maps, covers, and other packaging of the Criterion Collection editions of the films RushmoreThe Royal TenenbaumsThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Darjeeling Limited.  Not only has he helped out his brother Wes by bringing his films to life through production design, behind-the-scenes storyboard images and promotional artwork, Anderson made cameo appearances (most recently) in Moonrise Kingdom and is the voice of Kristofferson Silverfox in Fantastic Mr. Fox. Often specializing in customized maps, Anderson uses old-fashioned materials like illustration board, graphite, india ink, colored pencils, and gouache paint. His illustrations have also appeared in Time magazine and The New York Observer. His novel, Chuck Dugan Is AWOL, was published in 2005. He lives and works in New York City.

Michael Kagan


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Recently commissioned by the Smithsonian to make three large paintings based on their air and space-related archives, artist Michael Kagan uses thick, deliberate brush strokes that convey a decisive hand and the power of his subject matter. You might know his artwork best from the cover of the new White Lies’ album, “Big TV”, which won the top prize of Best Art Vinyl of 2013. Kagan has also collaborated with Pharrell Williams and Mr. Williams’ company, Billionaire Boys Club. He holds an MFA from New York Academy of Art (2005), where he was also awarded a postgraduate fellowship (2005-6). In 2009 Kagan was included in a four person show with Donald Baechler, Will Cotton, and Andrew Radcliffe at Eden Rock Gallery in St Barthélemy, FWI. Kagan has also exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York, Charles de Jonghe in Brussels and his solo exhibition, Thunder In The Distance, is currently on view at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, NY.

Ashley Bickerton


Photo of Ashley Bickerton by Chris Sanders,

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The West Indies-born Ashley Bickerton was a seminal figure in the 1980’s East Village scene in New York as one of the original members of the group of artists that came to be known as “Neo-Geo”—which also featured Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman, and Peter Halley—before moving to the Bali in 1993 where he continues to live and work. He has had four solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, five at Sonnabend Gallery, and three at White Cube in London. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Tate; the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Max Blagg


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Max Blagg is an English-born poet, writer, artist, and performer living in NYC since 1972. He is the author of four collections of poetry and has collaborated with several artists, including Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, and Keith Sonnier. Blagg co-edited the legendary art/lit/tit magazine, Bald Ego, with Glenn O’Brien and he teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He recently published a semi-faux memoir, Ticket Out, and a new collection of poems, Slow Dazzle, is forthcoming. He has performed in many venues including the Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, St. Mark’s Church, CBGB, and the Nuyorican’s Poet’s café, and has been published in numerous magazines including Bomb, Interview, and Village Voice. His text-inscribed typewriter covers have been exhibited at Showroom Gallery, NYC, and most recently at 6DecadesBooks, NYC.

Keith Mayerson


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In addition to some forty-two paintings in the narrative installation entitled “My American Dream” in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Mayerson was included in the upstart, curator-driven SPRING/BREAK Art Show and his exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery just came down earlier this year. Steeped in Americana, Mayerson’s work features historical and fictional figures who’ve shaped our national identity, and whose portraits combine to create an opportunity for reflection on our shared experience. Keith Mayerson’s work is featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA), Columbus, Ohio. He has a B.A. from Brown University, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and lives in New York City.

Joe Bradley


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Next month, Joe Bradley’s solo exhibition opens at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Switzerland to be followed this summer with a survey at Le Consortium in Dijon, France. After receiving his BFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, Joe Bradley moved to New York City and formed the hard rock band, Cheeseburger. With over twenty solo shows since then, widespread enthusiasm for Bradley’s work has resulted in several sold-out shows. The artist’s work has been shown throughout New York at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, CANADA, The Journal, MoMA PS1, and Gladstone Gallery, as well as internationally with Almine Reich Gallery in Paris and Peres Projects in Berlin.

Elizabeth Huey


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Born in Virginia, Huey lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Before obtaining her MFA from Yale University, she earned a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She has received several awards including an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a travel fellowship to Italy through Johns Hopkins University, and a Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France. She recently completed the Fountainhead residency in Miami and the DNA Summer residency in Cape Cod. Huey has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her paintings are held in collections such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Kadar Brock

Kadar Brock

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Kadar Brock and his abstract canvases began appearing in gallery shows almost immediately after his graduation from Cooper Union School of Art, where he received a BFA in 2002. Though he began showing in Miami and at art fairs, Brock has since generated international acclaim for his large mixed media works, which often incorporate elements of chance and occasionally slivers of previous paintings. Brock has had solo shows in Tokyo and London, as well as The Hole and Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York, and has participated in countless group shows around the globe. Brock’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Interview Magazine, White Hot Magazine and Dazed and Confused. His solo show at Gallery Diet in Miami is on view until March 8th, 2014.

Gordon Holden


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Gordon Holden was born in 1985 in suburban USA. After graduating from the University of Vermont, never having studied fine arts, he discovered that the only way to live in a world that strives for perfection is to do just the opposite. His work captures visual and tactile expression through the conflation of pop culture and personally-derived abstract apprehension. His cynical observation produces works that are both whimsical and thought-provoking. He is represented by Paul Loya Gallery and his work has been exhibited at The Institute Library, Art On a Gallery, Homeostasis Lab, and will be part of the forthcoming Recto and Verso at The Howard Art Project, opening February 28th.

Jeanette Hayes

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Jeanette Hayes is an NYC-based painter and multimedia artist with a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work addresses the traditional preservation of non-traditional technological imagery through painting, video, animated GIFs, Photoshop, and Internet collages. Hayes has a proclivity for cultural phenomena and the confrontation of conventionality and subject matter. She has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, and Motelsalieri. Hayes has also worked with Proenza Schouler, CHANEL and Opening Ceremony, and BlackBerry. She was named “30 Under 30” by i-D Magazine and “An Artist to Watch” by Complex Magazine. The New York Times featured her in their first “Up Next” column.

Sebastiaan Bremer


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Sebastiaan Bremer is a Dutch artist whose work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; MoMA PS1, New York; and at Het Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. He has had solo exhibitions at Air de Paris; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; Roebling Hall, New York; James Fuentes, New York; BravinLee Programs, New York; Hales Gallery, London; Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm; Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich. He attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague and the Skowhegan School where he began experimenting with murals, collage paintings, and drawing directly on photographs, a style which he continues to use today. Bremer’s work is part of several important collections in the US and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Andrew Kuo


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Based in NYC, Andrew Kuo is known for his bold abstractions and charts of collated information. He has exhibited in a multitude of galleries and museums, such as Mass MOCA, Artists Space, The Hole, Casey Kaplan, and Marlborough Chelsea. His work interweaves indulgent introspection and self-critique with cultural phenomena and musical events. His ability to intimately convey the minutiae of personal experience through blunt colors and elementary geometry has been recognized by The New Yorker, Artforum, Interview, and L’umono Vogue, among others. Kuo received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Andisheh Avini

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Andisheh Avini finds the sweet spot where minimalism, Pop Art and the political collide through his abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures. Avini re-contextualizes a shared history through his modernist filter, and in doing so, reflects one distinctive facet of the contemporary Iranian-American experience. Andisheh Avini was born in 1974 in New York and educated at Hunter College. He has shown consistently in solo and group exhibitions since 2002, including locations in New York, Turin, Berlin, Los Angeles, Basel, Madrid and Paris. He is represented by Marianne Boesky in New York City where his work is currently exhibited through February 15th.

Kamil Franko


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Iraqi-Hungarian painter Kamil Dossar Franko was born in 1988 in Krakow, Poland. Franko moved to Copenhagen in 1991 and currently runs a production company, 73COLLECTIVE, involving young European artists and filmmakers. His solo show featuring oil paintings and graphite works was held at Galleri Flintholm in Copenhagen in August 2013. Earlier in January his work was exhibited in a two-person show with German artist Frank Paul. Franko describes his painting process as “undergoing an uncompromising, intuitively driven methodology.”