Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)
Central to Rudolf Stingel's 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 gold studio–floor paintings. 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, Zurich (1995); Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Arbere, Italy (2001); “Home Depot,” Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2004); “Plan B,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2004, traveled to Grand Central Terminal, New York); EURAC Tower, 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); and Neue National Galerie, Berlin (2010). 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 The Francois Pinault Collection, Italy, among others. In 2008, Stingel received second place for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the U.S. Art Critics Association for the 2006–2007 season.
Stingel currently lives and works in New York and Merano, Italy.