Born 1949 in Boston, MA
Lives and works in New York City

Education

1971

B.A., Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

1973

M.A., Hunter College, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Mel Kendrick: Woodblock Drawings, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Mel Kendrick: Early Woodprints | Recent Sculpture, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York
Mel Kendrick, Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2016

Mel Kendrick: Cell Drawings, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York

2015

Mel Kendrick: sub-stratum, David Nolan Gallery, New York

2014

Mel Kendrick: Water Drawings, David Nolan Gallery, New York

2013

Sculpture, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York

2012

Mel Kendrick: Prototypes, The A.D. Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, North Carolina

2011

jacks, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Works from 1995 to Now, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
jacks, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
jacks, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Art Center, Ghent, New York
Mel Kendrick: 5 Small Sculptures, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

2010

Object Negatives, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York

2009

Markers, Madison Square Park, New York

2008

Loopholes, Dieu Donné, New York
Sculptures, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Study for a Monument, David Nolan Gallery, New York

2007

Red Blocks, David Nolan Gallery, New York

2006

Mel Kendrick, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio

2003

Drawings in Wood, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York

2002

Core Samples, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

1999

Monumental Prints, Tampa Museum of Arts, Tampa, Florida

1997

Parallel Structures, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

1996

Mel Kendrick, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO catalogue with essay by Klaus Kertess

1995

John Weber Gallery, New York

1994

Black Oil Works: Sculpture and Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
John Weber Gallery, New York

1993

Black Oil Works: Sculpture and Drawings, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
John Weber Gallery, New York

1992

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
John Weber Gallery, New York
Black Oil Works: Sculpture and Drawings, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1991

Galerie Carola Mosch, Berlin

1990

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1989

Salama-Caro Gallery, London, England
John Weber Gallery, New York

1988-90

Essays: Small Wood Works, The Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Traveled to Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

1988

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Forum Kunstmesse, Hamburg
John Weber Gallery, New York

1987

Currents 34: Mel Kendrick, St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, Missouri; illustrated catalogue
John Weber Gallery, New York

1986-87

Recent Sculpture, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Traveling: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

1986

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston

1985

John Weber Gallery, New York
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1983

John Weber Gallery, New York
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1982

Carol Taylor Art, Dallas

1981

Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs

1980

John Weber Gallery, New York

1979

A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York

1974

Mel Kendrick: Sculpture, Artists Space, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-18

Disorderly Conduct: American Painting and Sculpture, 1960-1990, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

2016

drawing ROOM: Curated by Markus Dochantschi, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Sculptural Drawings: Mel Kendrick, John Newman, Chris Macdonald, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York

2015

Piece Work, curated by Robert Storr, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2013

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
Robert Kelly and Mel Kendrick: Paintings, Sculptures and Prints, Quintenz & Company Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn

2012

Large Drawings, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Reinventing Landscape, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York
You Would, Kathleen Cullen, New York

2010

Marker III at The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi Art, Ghent, New York
Rites of Spring, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York
The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery, New York

2009

Woodcuts Now, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2008

Roller Coaster in the Dark, Galeria Janet Jurnatowski, Brooklyn

2006

Turning Point, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

2005

Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

2004

9th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Art and Design, New York
Raoul de Keyser, Suzan Frecon, Mel Kendrick, Uwe Kowski, Thomas Nozkowski, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
Drop Out (Photography Exhibition), Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Perspectives@25 - A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

2003

Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2002

Sitelines, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

1997

New Installations, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

1996

Aspects of Abstraction: Albers, Gabo, Judd, Kendrick, McLaughlin, Pollack, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

1995

Addison Gallery, Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
News, Surprise, and Nostalgia, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York

1994

Eight Contemporary Sculptors: Beyond Nature, Wood into Art, Low Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida
Low Tech, organized by the Center for Research in Contemporary Art, The University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
Some Like it Cool, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Mel Kendrick/Richard Prince, Offshore Gallery, East Hampton, New York
First Fundraising Benefit American Fine Arts, American Fine Arts, New York

1993

Drawings, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York

1992

A Passion for Art, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, New York
Show of the Year, John Weber Gallery, New York
Volume 6, Contemporary Sculptors, Guild Hall Museum, New York
A Selection of Recent Work, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1991

Dead Horses, Disfigured Love, Lawrence Monk, New York
ARCO, Madrid
American Abstraction at the Addison, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Large Scale Sculpture, John Weber Gallery, New York
A Bestiary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Sculpture Exhibition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1990

Editions Ilene Kurtz and Other Prints, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
Funf Jahre Zeitgenossische Kunst, Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich
Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Summer Exhibition, John Weber Gallery, New York
Baltimore Collects Painting & Sculpture, 1960-1990, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Budapest Triennial: Nancy Graves, Mel Kendrick, and Joel Shapiro, curated by Joan Simon, Budapest

1989

4 Americans: Aspects of Current Sculpture, The Brooklyn Museum, New York
American Sculptures: New York-Los Angeles, Kamakura Gallery, Japan
Artists of the 80’s: Selected Works from The Maslow Collection, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Out of Wood: Recent Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York

1988

BIGlittle Sculpture, curated by Phyllis Tuchman, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Joel Fisher, Mel Kendrick, Robert Therrien, Magazine, Stockholm
Innovations in Sculpture 1985-1988, curated by Ellen M. O’Donnell, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Art of the 80s, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
24 Cubes, curated by Saul Ostrow, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts

1987

The Allusive Object: Mel Kendrick, Robert Lobe, Judith Shea, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
American Sculpture - Investigations: Larry Bell, Tony Berlant, Allan Hacklin, Donald Judd, Mel Kendrick, Donald Lipski, Jesus Bautista Moroles, Judy Pfaff, James Surls, Michael Todd, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joel Fisher, Robert Lobe, Mel Kendrick, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
1987 Invitational, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

1986

Sculpture: Ahearn Duff Hunt Kendrick Otterness Shapiro Zadikian, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

1985

Newman, Dunham, Kendrick, Richter, Artschwager, curated by Klaus Kertess, International with Monument, New York
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1984

The International Survey of Painting & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Drawings by Sculptors: Two Decades of Non-Objective Art in the Seagrams Collection, Curated by David Bellman, Seagrams Building, New York; traveled to Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Nickle Art Museum, Calgary
American Sculpture, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1983

Concepts in Construction: 1910-1980, curated by Irving Sandler for Independent Curators Incorporated, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas; traveled to Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach,California; Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, New York
New Biomorphism and Automatism, Hamilton Gallery, New York
Contemporary Sculpture, S.U.N.Y., New Paltz, New York
Groover, Hunt, Kendrick, Blum Helman Gallery, New York

1982

New Drawing in America, Sutton Place Guildford, Surrey, England

Awards & Grants

2008

Francis J. Greenburger Award

2002

Recipient of Academy Award for Art, American Academy of Arts & Letters

1994

National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship

1981

National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship

1978

National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship

1974

CAPS Grant

Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Australian National Gallery. Canberra, Australia
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporano, Mexico City, Mexico
Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Berlin
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, New York
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Storm King Art Center, Storm King, New York
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut