Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)
Over the past twenty years, Rudolf Stingel has examined the nature of memory while expanding the scope and definition of painting. Central to his oeuvre is the passage of time rendered palpable, together with the expansion of the vocabulary of painting and its perception: from the abstract tulle silver paintings of the 1990s to the carpet installations that aestheticized both the surface of spaces and visitors' traces; from the series of melancholic self-portraits to the latest golden canvases that bear the traces of time and action in the studio. Stingel's artistic output is prolific and visually diverse, yet meticulous and generous in its offering.
Rudolf Stingel was born in 1956 in Merano, Italy. Stingel’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (1995); Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Albere, Italy (2001); “Home Depot,” Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2004); “Plan B,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2004, traveled to Grand Central Terminal, New York); European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy (2005); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2006); “Paintings 1987–2007,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007, traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010); Vienna Secession, Austria (2012); and Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2013–14). His work was included in the 45th Biennale di Venezia (1993); 50th Biennale di Venezia (2003); and Whitney Biennial (2006). Stingel’s work is proudly held by institutions such as the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and François Pinault Collection, Italy. In 2008, Stingel received second place for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the U.S. Art Critics Association for the 2006–07 season.
Stingel currently lives and works in New York and Merano, Italy.