Toadhouse aka. Allan Graham

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Biography:


Born:
1943 San Francisco, California

Education:
1965           University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, BFA
                   San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
                   San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1985           Awarded National Endowment for the Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2013           Allan Graham aka Toadhouse - Any Position Limits The View - We Are Only Here for a Spell,
                  David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (catalog)
                   Allan Graham aka Toadhouse - Why Is Reality a Word, curated by Phong Bui, Gallery Diet,
                  Miami Florida
2007            “Shit is a sure sign of life,” Feature Inc. New York, NY
2004           "Ideo-gram," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2001           "life would be a shame left to description," Toadhouse, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2000           "AS REAL as thinking," Allan Graham/TH, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Allan Graham/TH - UFO Paintings and Drawings," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                   "UFO Paintings and Drawings," Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
1995           "Allan Graham, Cairns and Paintings from the Cave of Generation and Poems from Toadhouse,"
                   The Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1994           Toadhouse TIDE-Allan Graham Pre-hung," Kathleen Shields Contemporary Art Projects,
                   Albuquerque, NM
1993           "Pre- hung," Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY
                   "Pre- hung," Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992           "Cave of Generation," Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
                   "Cave of Generation," Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990           Toadhouse," Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                   "Shit Floats, "Toadhouse, Raw Space, Albuquerque, NM
                   "Drawings," Graham Gallery (no relation), Albuquerque, NM
1989           Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988           Craig Cornelius Gallery, NY
1987           Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986           Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
                   Craig Cornelius Gallery, NY
                   Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1985           Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
1984           Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014           Giuseppe Panza Di Biumo - American Dialogues, Ca Pesaro, Venice, Italy (catalog)
2013           Come Together, Surviving Sandy, Industrial City Brooklyn, New York (Curated by Phong Bui) (Catalog)
                  The Nature of Spirit, Homage to Giuseppe Panza Di Biumo, San Fedele Art, Milan, Italy (catalog)
                  The Alcove Shows - Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2009           “Five Decades of Passion, part 2, The Foundation of the Center 1989-91”
                   Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
                   “WORD”, William Shearburn Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
                   “From The Panza Collection”, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
2008            “Frank Andre Jamm & Toadhouse”, Feature Inc. NY
                   “The Natalie & Irving Foreman Collection”, (Drawings) Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2007           “From the Panza Collection”, Alicante, Spain
                   “Block Party 2,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
2005           "The Natalie and Irving Foreman Collection," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2003           "AUTO - NON", NRW Forum. Dusseldorf, Germany
2002           "In The Details" Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
2000           Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza,",Varese, Italy, ( inauguration exhibition, permanent installation)
                   "The Panza Di Biumo Collection, Works from the 80's and 90's," American Academy in Rome,
                   Rome, Italy
1999            “The Art of Drawing”, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Text," Grant/Selwyn, New York, NY
                   "That Certain Look," University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1997            “The Panza di Biumo Donation to the Museo Cantonale d' Arte," Lugano, Switzerland
1996           "The Collection of Panza di Biumo, Artists of the 80s and 90s," Museo D' Arte Moderna E,
                   Contemporanea Trento and Roveretto, Italy
                   "Other Choices / Other Voices," Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
1994           "Casting Ideas," College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Panza Di Biumo, The Eighties and the Nineties, From the Collection", Museo Cantonale D`Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
                   "Selections from the Phillips Collection," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1991           "Squaresville," Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                   "Interrogating the Essence," Works by Allan Graham and Stuart Arends, University of Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1990           "Inter-Disciplines," The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe NM
1989           "The Case for Plywood," Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
                   "The Elusive Surface," Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
                   "New Acquisitions," Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Modern Masterworks," Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1988           Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
                   Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
1987           "Uncommon Ground," The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
                   "Phoenix Biennial." Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
                   "Beckman, Graham, Nonas," Craig Cornelius Gallery, NY
1986           "New Mexico Selections," The College of Santa Fe, NM
                   "Architectural Images in Art," Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   "July." Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
                   "In the Space of Ten Years," University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
                   "The Extended Line," Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Drawings," Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985           Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
                   American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
                   "Artists from the Klein Gallery," Wesleyan University, Illinois
                   "Acquisitions Exhibition," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
                   "Constructures: New Perimetrics in Abstract Paintings," Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
                   "The 38th Corcoran Biennial of American Painting," Corcoran Museum, Washington, (travelling exhibition)
                   "Heide Gluck, Maria Gooding, Allan Graham," Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
                   "Artists from New Mexico," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California
                   "15 Artists," Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
                   Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY

Public Collections:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, Varese, Italy
Museo Cantonale d’ Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
PAMM - Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Bibliography: (selected):
Giuseppe Panza, “Memories of a Collector” Abbe Mille Press, 2007
John Yau, “conversation,” Brooklyn Rail, December 2007-January 2008
Serge Onnen, DRAWINGS ON WRITING, D.A.P. publisher 2007
John Yau, Review, Brooklyn Rail, February 2007
Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproductions) 2007
Ulrich, Lehmann, AOTO-NON, Das Automobile in der Zeitgenossischen Kunst, NRW Forum, Du¨sseldorf, Germany. 2003
Julie, Sasse, Gus Blaisdell, "life would be a shame left to description," Toadhouse, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona
            (monograph exhibition catalogue). 2001
"The Panza di Biumo Collection, Works from the 80s and 90s,"American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy (exhibition catalogue). 2000
Kathleen Shields, "AS REAL as thinking, Allan Graham/TH, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (monograph exhibition catalogue). 2000
Disch, Maddalena, "The Panza di Biumo Donation to the Museo Cantonale d' Arte, (exhibition catalogue) Lugano, Switzerland,1997.
Panza, di Biumo, " The Collection of Panza di Biumo, Artists of the 80s and 90s,"(exhibition catalogue) Museo D'Arte Contempoanea,
           Trento and Roveretto Italy, Eleta, 1996.
Panza, Giuseppe, "Panza di Biumo, The Eighties and The Nineties, From The Collection, "Museo Cantonale D`Arte, Lugano, Switzerland,
           1992 (exhibition catalogue).
Shields, Kathleen, "Figures of Thought," Art in America, June, 1992 (article).
Kandel, Susan, "Galleries," Los Angeles Times, February, 27, 1992 (article).
Graham, Allan, Artspace, Spring, 1992 (artist section).
Graham, Allan, "Cave of Generation," Fisher Landau Center, 1992 (monograph exhibition catalogue).
Museum of New Mexico, "Artists of the 20th Century New Mexico: The Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Santa Fe, NM, 1992.
Frank, Peter, "Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly, December 28, 1990.
Shields, Kathleen, "The Elusive Surface," Albuquerque Museum, 1989 (exhibition catalogue).
Peterson, William, "Abstract Painting in New Mexico, "Artspace, fall, 1988 (article).
Peterson, William, Art News, May, 1986 (article).
Blaisdell, Gus, "Original Face," Artspace, summer, 1986 (article).
Frank, Peter," Constructures: New Perimetrics in Abstract Painting," Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, 1985.
Frank, Peter, "Glimpsing the Nature of the True West," News Day, New York, April 8, 1984.
Peterson, William, "Allan Graham, Radical Shapes," Artspace, summer, 1984 (cover & article). Creeley, Robert, "In Place,"
           Museum of Albuquerque,1982 (exhibition catalogue.)
Peterson, William, "Portrait Southwest," Portfolio, July-Aug,1981.
Simon, Joan, "Report from New Mexico," Art in America, Vol. 68,1980.
Adlman, Jan, "New New Mexico," Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland, 1980 (exhibition catalogue).
Peterson, William, "Allan Graham 15 Paintings," Artspace, Fall, 1979 (article).
Reuter, Laurel, "Allan Graham 15 Paintings," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico,1979, (monograph exhibition catalogue).
Peterson, William, Art News, September, 1978.
Peterson, William, "Allan Graham," Artspace, fall 1977 (cover & article).

 

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