In 2004, the New York-based artist Reena Spaulings emerged from the daily operation of an art gallery (Reena Spaulings Fine Art, founded by John Kelsey & Emily Sundblad) on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Often playing on the double-identity of art dealer and artist, Spaulings’ work undermines professional divisions of labor and disciplinary hierarchies, while interrogating accepted notions of individual authorship and agency.
For her first solo show «The One & Only», 2005, Reena Spaulings presented a series of hybrid painting/sculptures in the form of wall-mounted flags. Using the kind of readymade flagpoles commonly seen on suburban American house fronts and small New York business-fronts, this gesture could be read as more of an occupation than an installation, claiming a territory in another dealer’s Chelsea gallery in order to problematize the protocols by which dealers «represent» artists and their work.
Reena Spaulings has also produced publications, performances and underground dance music. Reena Spaulings Fine Art is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. (

Current Exhibitions

From Day to Day

de la Cruz Collection

01 Oct — 30 Nov
De la Cruz Collection‘s collective 2019-2020 exhibition is titled “From Day to Day” and features a selection...

Past Exhibitions

More / Less

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2018 — 30/09/2019

Force and Form

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2017 — 30/11/2018

Grabt Tiefer, Ihr Schönen

Galerie Neu
04/11/2016 — 07/01/2017

Progressive Praxis

de la Cruz Collection
29/11/2016 — 29/11/2017

You’ve Got to Know the Rules…to Break Them

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2015 — 08/10/2016

Solo Shows

2015 «Later Seascapes», Galerie Neu, Berlin

2014 «Later Seascapes», Campoli Presti, London

2013 «Reena Spaulings», Galerie Neu, Berlin

2012 ;-), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

2011 «More Michael Paintings», Indipendenza Studio, Rome, Italy

«Michael», Boltenstern.Room, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

2010 «Reena Spaulings», Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
2010 «Reena Spaulings», Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
2009 «Reena Spaulings / Marcel Broodthaers», Art|Basel|Miami Beach, Art Positions
«The Belgian Marbles», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Brussels
2008 Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
«Courbet your enthusiasm», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
2007 «How To Cook a Wolf», Kunsthalle Zurich
2006 «Bialystoker», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London
2005 «The One & Only», Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, New York, January – March

Group Shows

2015 «Enigmas: Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, Reena Spaulings», Andrea Rosen, New York, NY

«Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism», Max Hetzler gallery, Berlin 2014

«Galerie Neu at Gladstone Gallery», Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2013 «Coulisses» FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

2012 «La peinture sans les peintres», Villa du Parc, centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France

«Intérieur jour», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

«Superbody», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

«Looking back for the future», Campoli Presti, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

«Context message», Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

«Coûte que coûte», Hangar-Umam, Beirut, Lebanon. 2011 «Dystopia», CAPC Bordeaux
2011 «Dystopia», CAPC Bordeaux «Nature morte vivante», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris 2010 «La Règle du jeu», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
«Systems Analysis», West London Projects, London(touring to Langen Foundation, Germany)
«Where Do We Go From Here?« Selections from La Colección Jumex, CAC, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
«Signatures», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris
«Pop Life: Art in a Material World», National Gallery of Canada, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON
«Seconde main», Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – MAM/ARC, Paris
«Endless Summer / Surf Elsewhere», BLUM & POE, Los Angeles
«The Evryali Score», David Zwirner, Inc., New York
«GNY: Rotating Gallery 1», P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
«So Be It: Interventions in Printed Matter», Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
«Michael Krebber / Reena Spaulings», Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
«Pop Life: Art in a Material World», Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
«Almeria», curated by Nicolas Chardon, Julen Fronsacq, Niklas Svennung, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris Greater New York, P.S.1, New York
«Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix», CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
2009 «Here Is Every». Four Decades of Contemporary Art, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
«Looking Back: The White Columns Annual», selected by Primary Information, White Columns, New York
«Pop Life: Art in a Material World», Tate Modern, London
«White Noise», James Cohan Gallery, New York
«Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix», Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
2008 «Painting Now and Forever, Part II», Carol Greene and Matthew Marks, New York
«Mehringdamm 72», MD72, Berlin
«L’argent», Le Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris
«Some Neighbors», Kunstverein Muenchen, Munich
«Records played backwards», The Modern Institute, Glasgow
2007 «945 + 11», Frac-Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux
«24 November – 22 December», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris
«For the People of Paris», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris
«Terrible Video», Kunsthalle Zurich
«Someone else with my fingerprints», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
«Otra De Vaqueros», Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva
«Make Your Own Life», Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
«Uncertain States of America», CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
«Make Your Own Life», Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
«For the People of Paris», Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris
2006 «Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne», Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, April
«Beware of a Holy Whore», Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
«Bring The War Home», Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY/LA, June 2006
«Make Your Own Life» (curated by Bennett Simpson), ICA, Philadelphia, April 2006.
«Whitney Biennial 2006: Day For Night»», Whitney Museum, NYC
«Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters» (curated by Gareth James), Orchard, NYC
2005 Tbilisi2 (curated by Daniel Baumann), Tbilisi (Georgia)
«The Baltic Triennial 2005 – Black Market Worlds», CAC, Vilnius
«Concrete Castle, Le Confort Moderne», Poitiers, France
«Lesser New York», curated by Fia Backstrom, NYC
2004 «Publish and Be Damned», Cubitt Gallery, London
«Robert Smithson», Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
«Curious Crystals», PS1/MoMA, New York