Max Gimblett

New Zealand b. 1935

Lives and works in New York City, USA

Max Gimblett is a prominent New Zealand painter.ᅠ His philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Abstract Expressionism, Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient cultures.

In 2009 Gimblett became one of the first New Zealand artists to have an artwork exhibited in the Guggenheim in New York.ᅠ Lion ᅠ(1985) was included in an exhibition titled;ᅠ The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989. The piece hung next to works by international heavyweight artists such as Robert Motherwell, James Whistler, Robert Rauschenberg, Nam June Paik, John Cage and Yoko Ono and is now part of the Museum's permanent collection.

His international significanceᅠ was further cemented with his inclusion in another major exhibition in the United States, this time at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2011. The exhibitionᅠ; The Word of God, was a series of one-person shows representing each of the world’s five major religions; Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. Gimblett ᅠwas the representative of Buddhism.

Born in New Zealand, Gimblett has been primarily based in New York since 1972, and continues to exhibit regularly in both locations.ᅠ This mix of cultures and aesthetics is evident in Gimblett’s work, which consists largely of object based paintings.ᅠ His shaped canvases convey various associations and meanings connected to the oval, rectangle, tondo, keystone, and the quatrefoil, for which Gimblett is most recognised.ᅠ The use of the quatrefoil refers to a multiplicity of meanings as it dates back to pre-Christian times and is found in both Western and Eastern religions symbolising such objects as a rose, window, cross and lotus.

Combinations of gold, silver, copper, bronze, epoxy, resin, plaster, paint and pigments create extremely delicate surfaces which are often interrupted by bold gestural brush marks in acrylic polymers and paints. The religious associations of his materials, particularly the association of precious metals, to honour, wisdom, enlightenment and energies also reiterates his exploration of spiritual beliefs. Alongside his paintings Gimblett produces an ongoing series of works on paper.ᅠ In 2002 a survey of these works were exhibited at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia.

A major monograph on Gimblett’s work was published in 2002 to accompany his survey exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery. ᅠThe book maps the development of his exceptional career, from the rarely seen geometric paintings of the 1970’s, through a myriad shapes and techniques, to his works from the early 2000sᅠthat are just as stylistically diverse.


1964ᅠStudied drawing, Ontario College of Art, Toronto

1965ᅠStudied painting, San Francisco Art Institute, California

1983-2007ᅠStudies psychology at the C.G. Jung Foundation, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Celebration, Aesthete Gallery, Hamilton

2013 The Ballad of the South Pacific, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2012ᅠThe Sound of One Hand, Gow Langsford Gallery Pop-up exhibition

2011ᅠ The Word Of God, curated by Eric Shiner, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
Oxherding - in collaboration with Lewis Hyde, Kenyon College, Kenyon, Ohio
On the shores of Infinity, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellingtonᅠ
Perfect Mirror, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown

2010ᅠThe Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, GowᅠLangsfordᅠGallery, Auckland

2009ᅠThe Midnight Sun,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Full Fathom Five,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
White Stone Clear Water,ᅠPage Blackie Gallery

2008 ᅠEverlastingness,ᅠPage Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2007 Brush meets Brush,ᅠSan Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco - in collaboration with Great Dragon
Recent Paintings,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Always in these Islands - Recent Paintings and in the New Zealand Room selected Works on Paper 1965-2007,ᅠNadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown
Monotypes,ᅠSmith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA

2006 ᅠBanquet,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Zen Reality,ᅠGus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland

2005 ᅠAll Things Wild and Innocent,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Zen Beat (through 2007),ᅠCushman & Wakefield Inc., New York

2004ᅠ Max Gimblett: The Brush of All Things,ᅠAuckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand - curated by Wystan Curnow with catalogue essays by Thomas McEvilley and Wystan Curnow and an interview with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Travels to the City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
A Very Decided Bright Line,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
The Rose of Paracelsus,ᅠBartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Max Gimblett - Home,ᅠNgaumatau Fine Art Consultancy, Arrowtown, New Zealand

2003ᅠTrue Mirror,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Silent Waters,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
The Dawn of Beauty,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Sydney
Myth,ᅠMargaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Max Gimblett: A Shared Language,ᅠPfizer Inc, New York - curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian

2002 ᅠMax Gimblett: The Language of Drawing,ᅠQueensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
BeautyᅠandᅠJolly Donkey Choir,ᅠcollaborations on paper by Max Gimblett and John Yau, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2001ᅠ Ink Painting, andᅠPoems in Ink: A Collaboration with John Yau, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York
The Silent Music,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2000ᅠ The Painted Promise,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999ᅠ Bridge,ᅠMargaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Night Gold,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1998ᅠ Spirit,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Path,ᅠJensen Gallery, Wellington

1997 ᅠFace of Silence,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco, California
Holy Smoke,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Ganesha,ᅠJensen Gallery, Wellington

1996 Painting,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco, California
Forge,ᅠJensen Gallery, Wellington

1995 ᅠAxis Mundi,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Crossing Full Tilt,ᅠJensen Gallery, Wellington
Ancient Future,ᅠSherman Galleries, Sydney
Geos - Paintings, Works on Paper, Prints 1977-1982, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1993 ᅠPresence,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco, California
Oracle,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Threshold of Light,ᅠJonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tablets of Light,ᅠMichael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Radiant Path-Works from 1965-1993 -ᅠcurated by Diana Renker Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, New Zealand

1992ᅠCrossing Full Tilt,ᅠHorodner Romley Gallery, New York
Templar,ᅠJan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, California
Shields of Light,ᅠJonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

1991 Gold,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Illuminations,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Chrysalis,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1990 ᅠObjects of Alchemy,ᅠArtis Gallery, Auckland

1989 ᅠFour to the Fourth,ᅠGenovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Shapes of Change,ᅠArtis Gallery, Auckland
Shapes of Time,ᅠBrooker Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Vessell-Drawing with Color,ᅠBrooker Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1988ᅠ White Room Program,ᅠWhite Columns, New York
Max Gimblett Paintings,ᅠLedisFlam Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Artis Gallery, Auckland. "Dragon Hum: Paintings, 1987-1988"
Northland Society of Arts, Whangarei, New Zealand. "Gems"

1987ᅠᅠ Silk Route: Screen Prints and Recent Paintings,ᅠGenovese Gallery, Boston
New Paintings and Paper Works,ᅠNew Zealand Consulate-General, New York
Selections from the Chartwell Collection: Max Gimblett, Hamilton Art Center, Foyer Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand

1986ᅠ Pacific Paintings - 1984-86, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Pearls of the Pacific,ᅠHogarth Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Paintings and Works on Paper - 1977-86, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand

1985ᅠSelected Paintings from Twenty Years, R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York
Transformation: Paintings on Paper - 1983-85, Modernism, San Francisco
New Vision Gallery, Auckland

1984ᅠTransformation,ᅠcurated by Wystan Curnow, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

1983ᅠᅠAmbient Color Paintingsᅠ- 1977-82, Modernism, San Francisco

1982 ᅠGalerie Nordenhake, Malmo, Sweden
Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

1981 New Paintings,ᅠPeter Webb Galleries, Auckland
Works on Paper,ᅠRKS Art, Auckland

1980ᅠ Modernism, San Francisco
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

1979ᅠ Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticutᅠ
New Zealand Embassy, Washington, D.C.ᅠ
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dowse Art Gallery, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

1978 ᅠCuningham Ward Gallery, New York
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas. Curated by Barbara Zabel
Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Waikatoa Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga O Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

1977 ᅠBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

1976 ᅠCuningham Ward Gallery, New York
Nielsen Gallery, Boston

1971 ᅠA Clean Well Lighted Place, Austin, Texasᅠ
Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 ᅠMelbourne Art Fair, GowᅠLangsford Gallery Stand D08

2011ᅠ The Word of God,ᅠAndy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, USA
Gow Langsford Gallery Spring Catalogue 2011,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2010ᅠ John Leech & Gow Langsford Galleries Spring Catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2009 ᅠThe Third Mind: American Art and the Eastᅠ- curated by Alexandra Munroe, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Spring Catalogue 2009,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2008 ᅠMaui,ᅠThe Suter - Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson, New Zealand
Drawings,ᅠSue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007 ᅠSimulasianᅠ- curated by Eric Shiner and Lily Wei, Inaugural Contemporary Asian Art Fair, New York
On Paper,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Art Miami, Haines Gallery, Miami.
Catalogue Exhibition,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Editions,ᅠTinakori Gallery, Wellington
Painting,ᅠTinakori Gallery, Wellington

2006ᅠ Contemporary Collections,ᅠGallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Directors Choice - Consumption Junction,ᅠHaines Gallery
Catalogue Exhibition,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Line and Surface,ᅠJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland

2005 ᅠMGM - McCahon, Gimblett, Motherwell, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Gulgoleth,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue Show,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckandᅠ
Blair Street Opening,ᅠBartley Nees Gallery
Group Exhibition,ᅠNgaumatau Fine Art,ᅠArrowtown, New Zealand.

2004ᅠ Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation: 1940 - today, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Live on Paper,ᅠMCS Gallery, Easton, PA
35K,ᅠArtspace, Auckland
Cataloge Exhibition,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2003ᅠSigns and Wonders He Tohu He Ohorere, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
The Invisible Thread - Buddhist, Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Spirit in Contemporary Art -ᅠcurated by Robyn Brentano, Olivia Georgia, Roger Lipsey, and Lilly Wei.
Seeing Red: Contemporary Non-Objective Painting, Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York
Either/Or,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Thinking in Line—A Survey of Contemporary Drawing -ᅠcurated by Ron Janowich, University of Florida, The University Galleries, Gainesville, Florida
Publishing Granary’s Books: A Conversation in the Margins, University of California at San Diego’s Mandeville Special Collections Library, San Diego, California
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
All That Glitters -ᅠcurated by Karen ShawIslip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
Contemporary Printmaking, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA

2002ᅠ 15 - Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
Breathing Room - Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

2001ᅠ Documenta USA, Museum of New Art, Detroit
New Paintings,ᅠKevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
Leaping Boundaries: A Century of New Zealand Artists in Australia, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2001 Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Silent Auctionᅠto benefit ‘Voice of a Seer’ by Susan Osberg, Stark Gallery, New York

2000ᅠ Conceptual Ink,ᅠEthan Cohen Fine Art, New York
The International Asian Art Fair, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York
Simple Statements,ᅠUniversity of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
The Full Spectrum,ᅠAuckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
Collectors Choice,ᅠMuseum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Pataka Porirua Museum of Arts & Culture. Porirua, New Zealand; Fisher Art Gallery; Hawkes
Bay Exhibition Centre; Waikato Museum of Art and History; Manawatu Art Gallery;
Think Colour,ᅠRotorua Museum of Art and History

2000 Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Works on Paper,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1999 ᅠCastellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York; New York Public Library, New York;
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North
Carolina; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa;
In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations -ᅠCurated by Elizabeth Licata, traveled 1999-2000, Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Home and Away,ᅠAuckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland. The Chartwell Collection
Shane Cotton, Tony Fomison, Max Gimblett and Colin McCahon, Gow Langsford Gallery in New York
Group Exhibition,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1999 Spring Catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Gow Langsford Gallery at Span Gallery, Span Gallery, Melbourne

1998 Beyond Belief: Modern Art and the Religious Imaginationᅠ- Curated by Rosemary Crumlin, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australiaᅠ
Gifts from the Patrons of the Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
Parade,ᅠMuseum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
The Arco Gallery of Asian Art Collection Display, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Divine,ᅠWaikato Museum of Art, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Leap of Faith,ᅠGovett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Vibrations,ᅠMargaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Absolut Secret, McKee Gallery, New York
Signature of the Spirit,ᅠEthan Cohen Fine Art, New York
Fifth Semi-annual Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York
Sixth Semi-annual Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York

1998 Spring Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Achromatic, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Christmas Show,ᅠGow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Open Salvo, Inaugural exhibition, White Box Gallery, New York

1997ᅠ The Permanent Collection 1997: Recent Acquisitions, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Obsession + Devotion - Ten Year Anniversary, Haines Gallery, San Franciscoᅠ
The One Chosen: Christ in Recent New York Art, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticutᅠ
Re-locating Asia, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
Harris & Co, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Tenth Anniversary Spring Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1996ᅠ Conversations - Works from the Collections, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
The Experience of Abstraction, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, Australiaᅠ
Balancing Act, Room, New York
Christmas Show 1995/1996, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Catalogue Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1995 ᅠDrawing in Tongues, Mad Alex Art Foundation Inc. Benefit, Stark Gallery, New Yorkᅠ
Alchemyᅠ- Curated by Harvey Quaytman, Procter Art Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Calligraphic Expressions, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
A Very Peculiar Practice: Aspects of Recent New Zealand Painting, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellingtonᅠ
Echoes and Reflections, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Schyls Donation, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Works on Paper, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Xmas Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1994ᅠConsecrations - The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Gold,ᅠPalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
Blake Prize for Religious Art, The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
N.Y. Press, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York
ACAF4. - Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
On Paper, Solander Gallery, Canberra, Australia
The Crane and The Kotuku,ᅠManawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1991ᅠThe Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlet Library, Berkeley, California
Pursuit of the Spirit, curated by Fr. Terrance E Dempsey, SJ
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York
Summer Salon `93, Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York
Invitation to a Review, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York
Blake Prize for Religious Art 1993, The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
New Zealand Pavilion, Expo '93, Taejon, Korea, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Waikato Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga O Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Group Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Recession Remover, Genovese Gallery, Boston
The Thickness of White, New Work Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

1992 ᅠPlaying the Field, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York
Intimate Abstraction,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
The Crucifixion Through the Modern Eyeᅠ- curated by Darwin Marable (Catalogue), Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California
The Museum Collection: New Zealand Works, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Full Circle, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Bambury, Gimblett, Walters, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tokyo Art Expo 1992, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland (Catalogue)
2 x 4, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Christmas Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

1991ᅠInaugural Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New Yorkᅠ
Important Suites, Genovese Gallery, Boston
Special Projects,ᅠHaines Gallery, San Francisco
Cross Currents:Contemporary New Zealand and Australian Art from the Chartwell Collectionᅠ(Catalogue), Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand
Simply Red, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Black and White, Gow Langsford Gallery, Aucklandᅠ
Blaue Kunst, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Christmas Show, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

1990ᅠ Benglis/Gimblett/Torreano,ᅠGenovese Gallery, Bostonᅠ
It Must Give Pleasure, Erotic Perceptions, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York
The Fifth Essence -ᅠcurated by Frederieke Taylor, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
The Radiant Principle, Penine Hart Gallery, New York
Elements, Explorations, and Oppositionsᅠ-ᅠcurated by Robert Leonard, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Post Minimalism 1979-1990 An Extended Harvest,ᅠGenovese Gallery, Boston
Genovese Graphics, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bostonᅠ
Transfigurations, Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York
Large Paintings, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Artis Group Show, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Works on Paper,ᅠChristopher Leonard Gallery, New York
Christmas Exhibition, Artis Gallery, Auckland

1989ᅠ Methods of Abstraction,ᅠGallery Urban, New York
New England Impressions: The Master Printers-Genovese Graphics, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Instituto de Estudios Norte Americanos, Barcelona, Spain, and Pratt Manhattan and the
Sightings: Drawing with Color, Schafler Gallery, New York. Traveled in Spain and Portugalᅠ
Homemade: The Nature of Object -ᅠcurated by John Franklin, Proctor Art Centre, Bard College, New York
New Zealand Contemporary Art, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Inaugural Exhibition, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Form and Gesture--Selections from the Permanent Collections, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Group Show, Brooker Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Christmas Exhibition, Artis Gallery, Auckland

1988ᅠSignature of the Spirit, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
White Columns Benefit 1988, White Columns, New York
The Four Corners of Abstract Painting -- 88 -ᅠcurated by Bill Arning Genovese Gallery, Boston,ᅠ
The Gold Show,ᅠI.G.I., New York
Genovese Graphics: Ten Years, Bard College, New York
Spirited Logic, M13 Gallery, New York
Forms of Geometrism -ᅠcurated by Saul Ostrow and Philipp Chomienne, Mission West Gallery, New York
Works on Paper,ᅠModernism Gallery, San Francisco
Update '88, White Columns, New Yorkᅠ
Black in the Light, Genovese Graphics, Boston
Fine Arts Faculty 88, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
New Zealand Works from the Permanent Collection, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Biannual: The Chartwell Collection, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand
The Hundredth Year: Printmakers at Prattᅠ(Catalogue) -ᅠcurated by Peter Clarke, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Black and White: Images of the Masters, Zack/Schuster Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1987ᅠ The Four Corners of Abstract Painting,ᅠWhite Columns, New York
Solid Abstraction -ᅠcurated by Saul Ostrow, Saxon Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
Actualities,ᅠLedisFlam Gallery, Brooklynᅠ
Content and Symbol, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Second International Art Fair, Los Angeles, with Modernism Gallery, San Francisco.
Hotere/Gimblett Portfolio, Peter Small Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
Romantic Science -ᅠcurated by Stephen Westfall, One Penn Plaza, New York
Reduction/Plan -ᅠcurated by DD Chapin, Mission Gallery, New York
Bigger and Deffer -ᅠcurated by DD Chapinm, 541 Sixth Avenue, New York
Genovese Graphics: Silk Screen Prints, 1980-1987, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Recent Acquisitions of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

1986ᅠSpirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawings, Manhattan Center Galleries, New York, and Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklynᅠ
20 Years of Abstraction from the Power Gallery Collection, Ivan Dougherty Galleries, Sydney
Big Abstract Drawings,ᅠHogarth Galleries, Sydney
Paintings on Paper, Artis Gallery, Auckland
Gold,ᅠAmerican Express Company, New York. Selected by MOMA Advisory Department
Post Post-Modernismᅠ- curated by DD Chapin, Pyramid Club, New York
Noted and Promising Artists,ᅠHogarth Galleries, Sydney

1985ᅠPrecious,ᅠGrey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New Yorkᅠ
Neomodern, R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York
The Non-Objective World-1985 -ᅠCurated by Stephen Westfall, Kamakaze, New York
Konnichiwa, New Zealand, Nippon Club, New York
Fine Arts Faculty '85, Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn
New Vision Sees Red, New Vision Gallery, Auckland
Chartwell Collection Viewing 1985, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand

1984ᅠ The Painting and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Franciscoᅠ
Selections from the Chartwell Art Collection, Leah Ivy Gallery, Los Angeles

1983 ᅠPower Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand
Sydney. "Acquisitions, 1982/83" (Catalogue)
New York I Lingoping,ᅠOstergotlands Landsmuseum, Lingoping, Sweden
Presentation, Galerie Nordalle, Copenhagen, Denmark
In the Spirit of Painting, Jourdan Arpelle Fine Arts, New York, New York
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland; National Art Gallery, Wellington; Dunedin
Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui; Robert McDougall Art Gallery,
Seven Painters/The Eighties -ᅠ(Catalogue) Traveled 1982-1983, Christchurch
Albrecht, Bambury, Gimblett, Ross, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand
Bosshard Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Prospect Collection, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand
The Collection, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
Chartwell Trust Collection, Hamilton Arts Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand

1982ᅠColor: Four Painters, Max Gimblett, Joseph Marioni, Phil Sims, Thornton Willis, Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York; Galerie Nordenhake, Malmo, Swedenᅠ
Peintres Americains: Max Gimblett, Joseph
Marioni, Phil Sims, Thornton Willis, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
Collectors X, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1981ᅠUng Amerikansk Kunst Pa Toppen: Max Gimblett, Joseph Marioni, Phil Sims, Thornton Willis, Galerie Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Acquisitions, 1980/81, Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sydneyᅠ
Review/Preview, Gallery Artists, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland
Recent Acquisitions--New Zealand Art, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Domestic Scale, RKS Art, Auckland
Opening Group Exhibition,ᅠJanne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1980ᅠ Color Painting: Max Gimblett, Joseph Marioni, Phil Sims, Thornton Willis, Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
Color Painting: Sims, Marioni, Lawson, Hafif, Gimblett, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Franciscoᅠ
Working with Bummy Huss Paper, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
New Work, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Non-Objective Works on Paper, The Andover Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts
Recent Acquisitions,ᅠShirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco
Recent Acquisitions, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Recent Acquisitions, National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Group Exhibition, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Painted Structures, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Drawings from the Collection of Helen Herrick and Milton Brutten, The William Paterson College of New Jersey, Ben Shahn Galleries, Wayne, New Jersey.

1979ᅠThe Implicit Image: Abstract Painting in the '70's, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Three Color Artists: Sydney Ball, Virginia Cuppaidge, Max Gimblett,ᅠPowell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary Collectors, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentuckyᅠ
Recent Acquisitions, Auckland City Art Gallery, Aucklandᅠ
Works on Paper, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Gallery Group Show, Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California
Indiana/N.Y, Washington Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

1978ᅠBetty Cuningham, New York
Works on Paper: Gallery Artists, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Axiom Gallery, Melbourne
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Max Gimblett, Page 10
New York Artists, Swearington Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

1977 ᅠOpening Show: New Painting Gallery, Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York.
Collectors X, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.

1975ᅠ Contemporary Reflections, 1974-75, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1974ᅠ 3 Painters: John Elderfield, Max Gimblett, David Reed, Cuningham Ward Gallery, New York
Second Annual New Talent Festival--Max Gimblett, Pierre Haubensak, Jeff Way, Willard Gallery, New York

1971ᅠ Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. (Curated by Marcia Tucker)
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas. (Curated by Ray Parker)
Texas Painters, Bank of Texas, Houston, Texas
A Clean Well Lighted Place, Austin, Texas

1970ᅠIndianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Editions Ltd., Indianapolis, Indiana

Artist's Statements and Interviews

2005 Hudsucker, Rudolph.ᅠ“Max Gimblett - the Long Path Home”, White Fungus, Issue 2.

2003 Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara, and Gimblett, Max. A Stone from the Endless Beach.
Lister, Anthony. Places and Things,ᅠMax Gimblett: Interviewed by Rachael Langford,
Keeaira Press, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 2-3.

2002 Kirker, Anne.ᅠMax Gimblett: The Language of Drawing, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 14-20.

1998 Kirker, Anne. “Gimblett Reflects: Max Gimblett in Conversation with Anne Kirker,” Eyeline, Summer 1997/98, No. 35, pp. 14-17, Brisbane, Australia.

1994 The Scent of Jade Islands. Manawatu Art Gallery, Manawatu, New Zealand.
Inside Star. The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, California.

1987 Content and Symbol. Artis Gallery, Auckland.

1986ᅠSpirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawings. Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, and Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, p. 20.

1985 Sullivan, Marisa. "Mind, Gesture and Paint; An Interview with Max Gimblett," The Columbia Art Review, Spring, pp. 12-14.

1984 Gimblett, Max.ᅠ"No Mind/All Mind,"ᅠTransformation--Recent Paintings by Max Gimblett, Catalogue, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland.

1982 "My Paintings Are About Essence,"ᅠSeven Painters/The Eighties, p.22. Catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand.

1980 "In the Presence", Art New Zealand, Vol. 17, pp. 10-11.

1978 Curnow, Wystan.ᅠ"Max Gimblett's Works on Paper,"ᅠArt New Zealand (Auckland), Winter.

1978, No. 10, pp. 26-27. Reprinted in Max Gimblett. Modernism Gallery Catalogue, 1982.

Television and Audio-Visual Programmes

2005 ᅠ“Max Gimblett - all mind, no mind” Directed by Suzi Jowsey Featherstone. TVNZ. NTSC/DVD.

2004ᅠ “The Brush of All Things”. Directed by Roger Taberner. DVD/VHS/NTSC Colour, 33 minutes. An Auckland Art Gallery Production, Auckland, New Zealand.

2002 ᅠ“Max Gimblett: The Language of Drawing”. Videocassette VHS/NTSC Colour, 24 Minutes. Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

1992 "Max Gimblett-Sunday-8-18-91" Directed by Michael Barry. Videocassette VHS. Colour, 20 minutes. TVNZ Enterprises, Box 30945, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

1989ᅠ Max Gimblett at Genovese Gallery, Boston. "Four to the Fourth," directed by Richard Cugina. Video cassette T30 VHS. Colour, 20 minutes.

1984/5 ᅠ"Max Gimblett," Kaleidoscope, directed by Kerry Fowler, South Pacific Television.
Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand. Natural 30 video cassette. NV-E30-VHS. Colour, 30 minutes.

1978ᅠ "On Exhibit--Max Gimblett at Laguna Gloria, First Federal," with Laurence Miller. Video cassette UCA 60. Colour, 29 minutes.

Selected Bibliography

Adamowiez, Michael and Kenneth Hocaberg.ᅠ"Max Gimblett--Reflections,"ᅠThe College Voice (Connecticut), February 13, 1979, pp. 6-7.

Albright, Thomas.ᅠ"Abstract Mountains and Dramatic Bull’s-eyes," San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 1980, p. 53.

Amery, Mark.ᅠ“US-based Kiwi Home to Show.” Wellington Evening Post (New Zealand), October 22, 1997.

"Forge 1984-1996. Gimblett Forges on With Shapes From His Past." Sunday Star Times, (New Zealand), March 10th, 1996.

Baker, Kenneth.ᅠ“Art that works on the brain,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 5, 1996. pg. D1 (2 pp.)

Barrie, Lita.ᅠ"Max Gimblett, Iconic Abstraction," Artspace, September/October 1992. Los Angeles. pp. 46-48.

Baskett, Pat.ᅠ"Archpriest of Alchemy",ᅠNew Zealand Herald (Auckland), August 26, 1993, section 2, p. 1.

Bell, Leonard.ᅠ"Max Gimblett--New Paintings,"ᅠArt New Zealand (Auckland), Spring 1981, No. 21, p. 15.

Berntsson, Asa.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠSydsvenska Daqbladet Snallposten, February 22, 1982.

Bett, Elva.ᅠ"Review," Dominion, May 2, 1983. New Zealand Art: A Modern Perspective, p. 52. 1 color plate, #22.

Boettger, Suzaan.ᅠ"Painting--Made Simple or Simplistic?"ᅠArt Week, (Oakland), Vol. II, No. 13, April 5, 1980, pp. 7-8.

Bogle, Andrew.ᅠ"Some Contemporary New Zealand Printmakers and Their Processes of Work,"ᅠArt New Zealand, No. 14, 1979, pp. 36-43.

Bonetti, David.ᅠ“Artists Who Take Abstraction to Ground Zero,”ᅠSan Francisco Examiner, April 12, 1996.

"Geometric Art Comes Full Circle,"ᅠSan Francisco Examiner, January 18, 1991.

Brown, Gordon.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠAuckland Star, August 10, 1981, p. 17.

"Paper Pulp and Pigment Pieces,"ᅠAuckland Star, August 20, 1980, p. 15.

"Review,"ᅠAuckland Star, June 20, 1979.

Butterfield, Jan.ᅠ"Texas,"ᅠArts Magazine, Summer 1971, p. 46.

Brown, Phil.ᅠ“Drawing Room”,ᅠBrisbane News, May 27, 2002.

Cedarstam, Britte.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠSkanska Daqbladet, November 13, 1982.

Chappell, Dan.ᅠ“Words, shapes, and colour.”ᅠArt News New Zealand, Winter 2006, pp. 62-64.

Coley, John.ᅠ"Piece of New York Comes to the City,"ᅠChristchurch Star, July 1979.

"Color and Mysticism,"ᅠNew Zealand Listener (Wellington), August 11, 1979, p. 24.

Corner, Cathy.ᅠ“Golden Treats.”ᅠVoice (Wellington), October 16, 1997.

Cotter, Holland.ᅠ“Poetry Plastique.”ᅠNew York Times, February 23, 2001.

“Finding Surprises as They Are Turned Up by the Karma Wheel,”ᅠNew York Times, November 7, 2003.

Curnow, Wystan.ᅠ"Max Gimblett."ᅠArt Asia Pacific, Issue 23, 1999, p. 107.

"Seven Painters/The Eighties", The Politics of Abstraction,"ᅠArt New Zealand, October 1983, No. 28, pp. 34-39, 56.

"Max Gimblett,"ᅠArt New Zealand, November/December 1977, No. 8, pp. 16-17.

Daly-Peoples, John. “Kiwi New Yorker shapes his ideas on quatrefoil canvas,”ᅠThe National Business Review, June 2004.

“Simple Art Made Complicated.”ᅠNBR Weekly Magazine, August 7, 1998, p. 65.

"Transforming Base Elements,"ᅠNBR Weekly Magazine, April 27,1990, p. 23.

Dibble, Fran.ᅠ“Controlled Gesture,”ᅠManawatu Standard, December 24, 2004.

Ebony, David.ᅠ"Max Gimblett at Margaret Thatcher,"ᅠArt in America, January 2000, p. 115.

Fenner, Felicity.ᅠ"Remembered,"ᅠSydney Morning Herald, June 16, 1995.

Garmel, Marion Simon.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠIndianapolis News, February 8,1979.

Gergen, Kenneth J. The Relational Self in Historical Context , International Journal for Dialogical Science, Spring 2006. Vol. 1, No. 1, 119-124.

Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, p. 217, 1 colour plate.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy.ᅠ"Pick of the Week,"ᅠL.A. Weekly, January 15, 1988.

Gill, Linda.ᅠ"Seven Painters/The Eighties,"ᅠInsight (Auckland), Vol. 3, No. 1, November/December 1982, pp. 96-98.

Gilliatt, Mary.ᅠ“The Max Factor,”ᅠNew Zealand Home and Garden, August 2003, pp. 138-144.

Green, Tony.ᅠ"Max Gimblett Making Pearls,"ᅠArt New Zealand, Spring 1987, pp.56-59.

Grimes, Nancy. "Max Gimblett," Art News, March 1986, pp. 140-141.

Gruen, John.ᅠ"On Art,"ᅠSoho Weekly News (New York City), March 21, 1974, p. 14.1

Gylys, Saul.ᅠ"Simplicity Misleading,"ᅠThe Daily Texan (Austin), September 5, 1978, p. 25.

Hannah, Dorita.ᅠ“The Mad Monk of Manhattan,”ᅠUrbis (Auckland), Summer 2000, pp.41-44

Handy, Ellen.ᅠ"Actualities,"ᅠArts Magazine, November 1987, pp. 108-9.

Henry, Gerrit.ᅠ"Color: Four Painters,"ᅠArt News, April 1982 pp. 219-220.

Hewitson, Michele.ᅠ“The Michele Hewitson Interview: Max Gimblett,”ᅠNew Zealand Herald - Weekend Herald October 6, 2007. p. A28.

Harrison, Helen A.ᅠ“The Allure of Gold and Glitter”ᅠNew York Times, January 4, 2004 (p. LI.6).

Hudsucker, Rudolf. White Fungus, Issue 2, 2004.

Janstad, Hans.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠArbetet, October 30, 1982.

Johansson, Hans.ᅠ"Konst Som Konst,"ᅠArbetet, February 23, 1982.

Jones, Amelia. "Room for Conceptual Experimentation," Art Week, Dec. 19, 1987, V. 18, No. 43.

Kirker, Anne.ᅠ“Gimblett Reflects: Max Gimblett in Conversation with Anne Kirker,”ᅠEyeline- Contemporary Visual Arts (Brisbane, Australia), Summer 1997/98 No. 35, pp.14-17.

"A Visit to Max Gimblett,"ᅠArt New Zealand, Winter 1984, No. 31, pp. 36-39.

“Max Gimblett - A Major Gift of Contemporary Drawings”ᅠArtlines, Friends of the Queensland Art Gallery, July/August 2000, pp. 8-9.

“Max Gimblett: The Language of Drawing”,ᅠAntiques and Art in Queensland. April, 2002, pg. 26

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara.ᅠ“This is a Stone From an Endless Beach: an Interview with Max Gimblett,”ᅠArt from Start to Finish, pp 173-199.

Kutner, Janet.ᅠ"Scene in Art,"ᅠDallas Morning News, April 12, 1971.

Lansdell, Sarah.ᅠ"Review,"ᅠCourier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), September 26,1978.

Lonie, Bridie.ᅠ"Seven Painters, The Eighties,"ᅠOtago Daily Times, March 14, 1983.

Lubell, Ellen.ᅠ"Reviews,"ᅠArts Magazine, Summer 1976.

Lynn, Elwyn.ᅠ“Headlands:Thinking Through New Zealand Art,”ᅠMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. The Weekend Review, April 11/12, 1992.

"Easy Way to Knock off a Picasso,"ᅠThe Australian (Sydney), Weekend Magazine, August 16-17, 1986.

"The Power Gallery of Contemporary Art Acquisitions, 1981-83,"ᅠArt & Australia, Summer 1983, Vol 21, No. 2, pp. 217-222.

Madoff, Steven Henry.ᅠ"Silence and Attention, Max Gimblett's Island,"ᅠArts Magazine, November 1984, p. 1.

Martin-Chew, Louise.ᅠ“Spiritual Quest for the Essential Truth”,ᅠThe Australian. June 3, 2002.

Martin, Chris.ᅠEverything is Finished Nothing is Dead: An Article About Abstract Painting, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2003.

McAloon, William. “Wystan Curnow and John Yau: Max Gimblett,” The Journal of New Zealand Art History, volume 24, 2003, pp. 102-3.

McCarroll, Jo.ᅠ“Devoted to a Vision,”ᅠSunday Star Times, (New Zealand), July 22, 2001, p.F3.

McEvilley, Thomas.ᅠ“The Shape of Energy”ᅠArt in America. October 2005, 164-167.

McLean, Robyn.ᅠ“Painful road to Artistic Achievement”ᅠThe Dominion Post (Wellington). December 10, 2004, section B9.

McIntyre, Mary.ᅠ"Gimblett Paintings Reveal Vibrancy and Simplicity,"ᅠAustin American Statesman, September 10, 1978, p. 26.

McLean, Sandra. Courier Mail, Brisbane. May 25, 2002.

"Max Gimblett's Emblems of Perception," Art Week (Oakland), Vol. 9, No. 30, September 16, 1978, p. 5.

McElroy, Joseph.ᅠ“A Poetry of Transience,”ᅠShambhala Sun, March 2004.

McNamara, Terry J.ᅠ“Dear patrons, wish you were here…”ᅠThe New Zealand Herald, 25 October 2007, P5.

“Portraits highlight traditional methods”ᅠThe New Zealand Herald, March 22, 2006.

“The art of painting by numbers”ᅠThe New Zealand Herald, July 13, 2005.

ᅠ“Diverse exhibitions provide examples of beauty on a grand scale”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, June, 2004.

“Burning Bright in the Mind”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, June 12, 2003.

“Mystery Beyond Labels,”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, July 30, 2001. p.B5.

"Hail Three Wise Men,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, November 13, 1999, p. 36.

“Majesty, Heat and Power,”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, August 8-9, 1998, p. H9.

“Intimate Stream of Possibilities,”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, March 7, 1997, p. B5.

"Simplicity's Powerful Impact,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, June 21, 1995. Section 3, p. 11.

"Lyric Style with Shapes,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, August 12, 1993.

"Art,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, August 11, 1988, section 2, p. 2.

"New York Meets Pacific,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, September 1 1986, Section 2, p. 14.

"Instant Discharge of Stored Energy,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, July 22, 1985, Section 1, p. 12.

"Interaction,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, August 10, 1981, Section 1, p. 8.

"Paper Art,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, August 18, 1980, Section 1, p. 9.

"Positive Sense of Direction," New Zealand Herald, June 16 1979, Section 1, p. 8.

"Contrast in Art Show,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, May 10, 1978.

"Review,"ᅠNew Zealand Herald, July 27, 1977, Section 1.

McNaught, Josie.ᅠ“Search for Shadow Self”ᅠNew Zealand Herald, June 2004.

McQuaid, Cate.ᅠ"Expansive Expression,"ᅠSouth End News (Boston), March 1, 1990, pp. 11-12.

Mennekes, Friedhelm.ᅠ“Between Doubt and Rapture - Art and Church Today: the Spiritual in the Art of the Twentieth Century”ᅠReligion and the Arts, Nobember 12, 2004. P 165-183.

Meyers, Michele.ᅠ"Color: Four Painters,"ᅠFlash Art, February/ March 1982, p. 58.

Michael, Linda.ᅠ"The Museum Collection: New Zealand Works", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1992.

Moorman, Margaret.ᅠ"New Editions,"ᅠArt News, October 1984, pp. 103-104.

Morgan, Robert.ᅠ“Intimate Art,”ᅠtema celeste contemporary art, May-June 2001. pp 36-41.

"Max Gimblett: Bridge at Margaret Thatcher Projects,"ᅠReview. May 15, 1999, p. 14.

Moser, Charlotte.ᅠ"Painter's Works Deceiving,"ᅠThe Daily Texan (Austin), May 2, 1971.

Nunen, Linda Van.ᅠ"Max Gimblett,"ᅠStudio Collections (Sydney), Feb.-March 1987, pp. 248-249.

Panicelli, Ida.ᅠ“The Invisible Thread,”ᅠArtforum, February 2004, p. 153.

Paul, Joanna Margaret. “Inventories,”ᅠVisual Arts, February 28, 2005.

Pearson, Karen.ᅠ"Export Gold,"ᅠNew Zealand Home and Entertaining, June/July 1999, pp. 47-51.

Raynor, Vivien.ᅠ"Max Gimblett,"ᅠNew York Times, January 10, 1986, p. 24.

Renker, Diana.ᅠ"Reflections, Recent Paintings by Max Gimblett,"ᅠArt New Zealand, number 67, Winter 1993 pp. 74-78, 106.

Ritchie, James. "Zen Reality Created," New Zealand Listener, September 22, 1984, pp. 36-37.

Rodriguez, Bill.ᅠ“Basic Beauty - Uri Keeps It Simple,”ᅠThe Providence Phoenix, February 18, 2000, p. 17.

Schoenfeld, Ann.ᅠ"Monochrome Met,"ᅠArts Magazine, March 1982, pp. 130-31.

Schultz, Derek.ᅠ"Differences of Intention,"ᅠNew Zealand Listener, October 9, 1982, p. 35.

Sharp, Iain.ᅠ“Max Gimblett,”ᅠSunday Star Times, February 16, 2003, sec bookmarks.

Shaw, Peter.ᅠ“Illustrated Works,”ᅠUrbis Magazine, winter 2003. pp. 140-144.

"Max Gimblett and the Power of Color,"ᅠMetro (Auckland), August 1984, pp. 144-46.

Shaerman, Mary.ᅠ“Contrasting Styles at Genovese Gallery,”ᅠBoston Globe, March 1, 1990. pg. 62.

Simpson, Peter. "Seductive Work Shows Artist at His Most Potent,"ᅠSunday Star-Times (New Zealand), November 28, 1999, p. F3.

Smee, Sebastian.ᅠ“A Headlong Dive into Cultural Theory,”ᅠArt Monthly (Australia), August 1996, pp. 21-22.

Smith, Patrick.ᅠ"The Fine Art of Gimblett,"ᅠThe Sunday Star (Auckland), August 14, 1988.

Snow, Terry. "Embrace of the Abstract,"ᅠNew Zealand Listener, September 6, 1986, pp. 59-62.

Tabios, Eileen.ᅠ“Max Gimblett and John Yau - Ink Paintings & Poems in Ink at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts,”ᅠReview New York. 2001. (10 pages).

“How Painting Transcends Painting,”ᅠReview New York. 2001. (12 pages)

Taylor, Rob.ᅠ"Seven Painters: The Eighties,"ᅠSalient (Wellington), May 23, 1983, p. 13.

Teare, Kevin.ᅠ"Maxwell Gimblett,"ᅠArts Magazine, April 1978, p. 6.

Thomas, Michael.ᅠ"Paintings--A Challenge,"ᅠThe Press (Christchurch), July 21, 1979.

Thompson, Will.ᅠ“Max Cleans Up”,ᅠNew Zealand Herald, July 8, 2002, p. B6.

Turner, Jane.ᅠ“Shelf Life”,ᅠNew Zealand Home and Garden, July 2003, p. 60.
Wedde, Ian.ᅠ“Action Man,”ᅠNew Zealand Listener (Wellington), December 11-17, 2004.

"Seven Take a Serious Path,"ᅠThe Evening Post (Wellington), June 14, 1979.

Webster, Mary Hull.ᅠ"Max Gimblett",ᅠArt Week, (San Jose, California) Nov.7.1991. Vol.22, p.16.

Westfall, Stephen.ᅠ"Max Gimblett at R. C. Erpf,"ᅠArt in America, February 1985, p. 142.

Wong, Gilbert.ᅠ“Pure Wind,”ᅠMetro, June 2004.

Selected Artist’s Writing

2006ᅠ“Nine Easy Pieces,”ᅠNew Zealand Art Monthly. December 2005/January

2006 (online).

1992ᅠ“Inside Star,”ᅠGetty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, exhibition statement (February 1992), Santa Monica, CA.

1980ᅠ“In the Presence of a Master,”ᅠArt New Zealand, Vol. 17, pp.10-11.

Books and Catalogues

2007 ᅠPark, Hye-eun (ed)ᅠSimulasian, curated by Eric Shiner and Lily Wei. ACAF NY 07/Asian

Contemporary Art Fair, Misool Sarang Publicaions Inc.: Seoul, Republic of Korea.

2006ᅠ Gimblett, Max.ᅠSearchings - Selections from the artist’s Journals,ᅠchosen & arranged by Alan

Loney, Holloway Press, Auckland University. 60 pages. 2 original ink drawings. Edition of 80.

2005ᅠ Wystan Curnow.ᅠMGM - Four Notes on McCahon, Gimblett, and Motherwell.

2004ᅠ Wystan Curnow, Thomas McEvilley, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,ᅠMax Gimblett: The Brush of All Things, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand. 72 pages.
Whitwell, Mark.ᅠYoga of Heart - The Healing Power of Intimate Connection, Lantern Books, 2004.

2003ᅠ Wystan Curnow and John Yau.ᅠMax Gimblett, Craig Potton Publishing Co. & Gow Langsford Gallery, New Zealand. 172 pages, 123 colour plates.
Hatchadoorian, Lisa.ᅠMax Gimblett: A Shared Language. Pfizer, Inc., New York. 8 pages, 11 colour plates.

2002ᅠLoney, Alan, and Gimblett, Max.ᅠMondrian’s Flowers, Granary Books, New York. 60 pages. 4 monoprints. 1 original water colour. Edition of 41.
Kirker, Anne.ᅠMax Gimblett: The Language of Drawing, with a contribution by John Yau,
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia. 64 pages. 55 illustrations. 55 in colour.

2001ᅠ Yau, John, Hines, Tobin, and Gimblett, Max.ᅠDouble Headed Creature Feature,ᅠHandletter
Press Artist’s Book. Makeshift Press, Atlanta, Georgia. 50 copies.

2000ᅠ Think Colour - Art Is Never Just Black and White. Pataka Porirua Museum of Arts &
Culture, Porirua, New Zealand. Curated by Helen Kedgley. 16 pages.

1999ᅠ In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations.ᅠCastellani Art Museum of Niagara University,
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Co-edited by Amy
Cappellazzo and Elizabeth Licata. 108 pages.
Schenkung zum Dank an Dieter Koepplin.ᅠFreunde des Kunstmuseums und des Museums
für Gegenwartskuns.ᅠEdited by Anita Haldemann. Published by Richter Verlage,
Düsseldorf. 184 pages.
At Home with Art, by Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes. Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York. 246 pages.
Home and Away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell
Collection. Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland. Text and curated by William McAloon. 143 pages.
Modern Illustrated Books, Catalogue 215. Ursus Rare Books, New York. Items 209-210.

1998 ᅠCreeley, Robert, and Gimblett, Max.ᅠThe Dogs of Auckland. Holloway Press Beyond Belief:
Modern Art and The Religious Imagination. National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne. Edited by Rosemary Crumlin. 208 pages.

1997 ᅠThe One Chosen - Images of Christ in Recent New York Artᅠby James R.S.J. Blaettler,
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, Connecticut.
New Zealand Modernism - The Content of Form. Paintings from the Gibbs Collection. Edited by James Ross. 111 pages.
Contemporary New Zealand Art 1,ᅠby Elizabeth Caughey and John Gow. 111 pages.

1996 ᅠNew Zealand Modernism: Expressionism, Figuration. Paintings from the Gibbs Collection. Edited by James Ross. 111 pages.
Contemporary Painting in New Zealand, by Michael Dunn. Craftsman House, Roseville East, NSW2069, Australia. 236 pages.
The Experience of Abstraction. Wollongone City Gallery, Wollongone, Australia. Travelling. Essay by Norbert Lynton. 36 Pages. 6 in colour.

1995 ᅠMax Gimblett: Paintings, “Max Gimblett: Painting as Paradox”, by John Yau. Sherman Galleries. 6 pages. 8 illustrations. 8 in colour.
100 New Zealand Paintings, by Warwick Brown. Godwit Publishing. 216 pages. 100 illustrations. 100 in colour.
New Zealand Modernism - in Context. Paintings From the Gibbs Collection. Edited by James Ross. 111 pages.
Schyls Donation,ᅠThe Schyls Collection, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. Text by Sune Nordgren.
A Very Peculiar Practice - Aspects of Recent New Zealand Painting. Wellington City Art
Gallery, Wellington. Text by Allan Smith and Leigh Davis.

1994ᅠT he Crane and the Kotukuᅠ- Artistic Bridges Between New Zealand and Japan by Dianne
and Peter Beatson, Manawatu Art Gallery Palmerston North, New Zealand. 138 pages.
A.C.A.F.4.ᅠFourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair.ᅠBy Jonah Jones (director), Nancy Cato
(editor), Greg Collins, Rhonda Galbally, and Georffrey Legge. 128 pages. 184 illustrations. 105 in colour.

1993ᅠ Tradition and Change- Contemporary Art of Asia and the Pacific, University of Queensland
Press, Edited by Caroline Turner. 212 pages.
Max Gimblett: Crossing Full Tilt. Horodner Romley Gallery, New York. Text by Stuart
Horodner & interview with Max Gimblett. 12 pages.
Walters Gimblett Bambury. Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand. Text by Lita Barrie. 30 pages.

1992ᅠMax Gimblett: Paintings 1975-1991, by Diana Renker, M.A. Thesis, Art History, University of Auckland, Auckland.
Mutiny and the Mainstream: Talk that Changed Art, 1975-1990 Edited by Judy Seigel. Midmarch Arts Press. 360 pages.
Max Gimblett: Objects of Alchemy, Gow, Langsford Gallery, Auckland. Tokyo Art Fair. Essay by Wystan Curnow.
The Crucifixion Through the Modern Eye,ᅠHearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of
California, Moraga, California. Curated by Darwin Marable.

1991ᅠThe Artist Project: Portraits of the Real Art World/New York Artists

1981-1990, by Peter Bellamy. IN Publishing. N.Y. 256 pages.
A Concise History of New Zealand Painting, by Michael Dunn. David Bateman in Association
with Craftsman House, Roseville East, NSW 2069, Australia. 188 pages.
Cross Currents: Contemporary New Zealand and Australian Art From the Chartwell
Collection. Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand. Essay by Linda Tyler.
Wiedersehen mit Amerika:ᅠKreuz und Queer durch die Usa, by Frederik Hetmann.
Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag.

1990ᅠTwo Hundred Years Of New Zealand Painting, enlarged edition. By Gil Docking and Michael
Dunn. Auckland: David Bateman, Ltd. 248 pages.
Objects of Alchemy. Artis Gallery, Auckland. Essay by Wystan Curnow. 10 pages.

1989ᅠNational Endowment for the Arts 1989 Annual Report. By John E. Frohnmayer. 240 pages. 46 illustrations.

1988ᅠSightings: Drawing with Color. Pratt Institute, New York. Instituto de Estudios
Norteamericanos, Barcelona. Curated and introduction by Eleanor Moretta and Max
Gimblett. Essay by Donald Kuspit. 23 colour plates. 67 pages.
International Gallery Invitational NY88.ᅠA Project of International Art Expositions,ᅠNY. Curated and Text by Bill Arning. 163 pages.

1987-88.ᅠWhite Columns,ᅠNew York. Introduction by Bill Arning. 22 pages.
Spirited Logic.ᅠM13 Gallery, New York. Text by Nancy Grimes. 18 pages.
The Hundredth Year: Pratt's Printmakers. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

1987ᅠContent and Symbol. Artis Gallery, Auckland.
Actualities.ᅠLedisFlam, Brooklyn. 6 color plates, 16 pages.

1986ᅠNew Zealand Art: A Modern Perspective, by Elva Bett. Auckland, New Zealand: Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd.
Pearls of the Pacific: Recent Paintings and Works on Paperᅠby Max Gimblett. Hogarth
Galleries, Sydney Australia. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn, text by Ken Sofer. 4 colour plates. 12 pages.
Spirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawings. Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, and Pratt
Institute Gallery, Brooklyn. Introduction by Max Gimblett and Eleanor Moretta. 36 pages.
Artists for Artists. Auction to Benefit Artists' Housing, The Puck Building. 41 colour plates. 72 pages.

1985ᅠ Precious.ᅠGrey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York. Text by Thomas W. Sokolowski. 27 colour plates. 84 pages.
The Painting and Sculpture Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Introduction by Katherine Church Holland, Text by Henry T. Hopkins. 402 pages.
Forty Modern New Zealand Paintings, by Francis Pound. Auckland, Penguin Books.
Two Hundred Years of New Zealand Painting. Revised Enlarged Edition, Gil Docking and Michael Dunn. 248 pages.

1984ᅠTransformation--Recent Paintings by Max Gimblett. Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland. Text by Wystan Curnow. 2 colour plates. 20 pages.

1983ᅠPower Gallery of Contemporary Art--Acquisitions 1982/83. Power Institute of Fine Arts,
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Foreword by Elwyn Lynn. 8 colour plates. 36 pages.

1982ᅠColor: Four Painters--Max Gimblett, Joseph Marioni, Phil Sims, Thornton Willis. Oscarsson
Hood Gallery, New York and Galerie Nordenhake, Malmo, Sweden. Text by Jesse Murray. 4 colour plates. 28 pages.
Seven Painters/The Eighties.ᅠSarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand (Traveling); Robert
McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; National Art
Gallery, Wellington; Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland. Text by Derek Schultz. 7 colour plates. 48 pages.

1981ᅠMax Gimblett. Modernism, San Francisco. Texts by Ronny H. Cohen and Mary Lee Thompson, Interview with Wystan Curnow. 6 colour plates. 40 pages.
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art--Acquisitions 1980/81. Power Institute of Fine Arts,
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Foreword by Elwyn Lynn. 5 colour plates. 40 pages.

1980ᅠColor Painting: Sims, Marioni, Lawson, Hafif, Gimblett. Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco. Text by Phil Sims. 4 colour plates. 12 pages.
Drawings From The Collection of Helen Herrick and Milton Brutten. Ben Shahn Galleries,
Wayne, New Jersey. Introduction by Nancy Einreinhofer. 20 pages.

1979-80ᅠ Acquisitions 1979/80, National Art Gallery. Wellington, New Zealand. Introduction by Luit Bieringa. 6 pages.

1979ᅠ Max Gimblett. New Zealand Embassy, Washington D.C. Introduction by H.E. Ambassador Merwyn Norrish. 1 colour plate. 4 pages.
Collecting Contemporary Art. The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
Introduction by Addison F. Page and Stiles Tuttle Colwill. 8 pages.
Recent Acquisitions, Works on Paper 1977-79. Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland. Introduction by Andrew Bogle. 32 pages.

1978ᅠMax Gimblett. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, and Laguna Gloria
Art Museum, Austin, Texas (Traveling). Text by Barbara Zabel. 4 colour plates. 12 pages.

1974-5ᅠContemporary Reflections. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Introduction by Larry Aldrich. 32 pages.

Awards, Grants, Residencies, Affiliations

2005ᅠArtist in Residence, Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand

2004ᅠArtist in Residence, Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand

2003ᅠBest In Category (editorial and books), with Arch MacDonnell, Designers Institute of New Zealand, “Max Gimblett”.

2002ᅠArtist in Residence, with Lewis Hyde. Oxherding. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

1993ᅠInaugural Artist in Residence, Queensland University of Technology, Academy of the Arts- Visual Arts, Brisbane, Australia

1991/92ᅠThe Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica. J.Paul GettyAssociate

1991ᅠThe Rockefeller Foundation, Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
Residency Projects: Ink Paint the Ten Oxherding Pictures and "Sage", a unique artist's book

1989ᅠ National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Painting Fellowship




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