Ed Rath



Ed Rath / Biography

Ed Rath was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completing his education at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the Yale University School of Art, he moved to New York City in 1977.

Since 1980 he has participated in over seventy five group shows and produced twenty three solo shows. He has shown his work in Austria, Japan, South Korea, New York, and throughout the USA, and has published three books about his art work. He lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011 “Under the Influence” M55 ART LIC, NY “The Nature of Art” Vit Gallery, Seoul, North Korea “Ed Rath: New Work on Paper” Nuovo E. Vecchio, Kobe, Japan
2009 “Terrible Trees” M55 Art, LIC, NY
2007 “Emotional Mirror, New Work by Ed Rath” 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
2006 “Remembering 911” Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey “Imagination” Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT curator Wendy Kelley
2005 “Grieved and Bereaved in Brooklyn” 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC “Ed Rath: A Story from D.U.M.B.O.” H.A.C. Gallery, Kobe, Japan
2004 “New Paintings, Crisis in the White House” 55 Mercer Gallery
2002 “Paintings” 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
“Messages from Ground Zero in New York” Shimin Plaza Gallery, Himeji, Japan
2001 “New Work” 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
2000 “Exploring Ideas through Drawing” Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
1997 “New Work” The Project Room, Thread Waxing Space, NYC
1996 “Human, Nature” University of Connecticut at Storrs, NY Times Review by Bill Zimmer
1994 “Ed Rath Paintings” Gallery B.A.I., NYC
1992 “Decade” 1982-91, Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center, Brooklyn, NY

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
1998-99 NYC BOE & SCA “Jump Rope” brick mural at P.S. 7, Brooklyn, NY
1998-99 NYC BOE & SCA “We Are the Future” ceramic tile, P.S. 7, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 “Telling Tales” Marymount Manhattan College, NYC “Portrayal” Lohin Geduld Gallery, NYC, “Topology of Dream Time” HAC Gallery, Kobe, Japan
2008 “Reload” M55 ART, LIC NY
2006 “Grand Allusions” The Painting Center, NYC
“New York Contemporary, Art Times Squared” Hangart-7 Salzburg, Austria (Catalogue, TV interview, newspaper essay)
“East Wind West Wind” Ed Rath, Meridith McNeil, Shiro Sasaki, HAC Gallery, Kobe City, Japan
2005 “Project Diversity” Magnolia Tree Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2004 “Hibiki, A Conversation With Nature”, City Hall, Phoenix, Arizona “Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine”, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 “A Wall of Prayer – A Crisis In New York” (traveling show) Himeji, Osaka, and Yamasaki, Japan
2000 “Narratives, Tanya Hartman, Ruth Moritz, Ed Rath” Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, curated by Saralyn Reece Hardy. Catalog.
1999 “Outer Boroughs” White Columns, NYC “Size Matters” Gayle Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Mike Weiss
1998 “Cityscapes” HBO Gallery, NYC, curated by Wendy Kelley 1996 “On the Waterfront” Kentler International, Brooklyn, NY
1996 “The Crest Hardware Show” Brooklyn, NY, Curator Gene Pool “Scratch” Thread Waxing Space, NYC, Catalogue