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(b. 1962) Newark, NJ
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Warren, Connecticut.

Eisler received her BFA from Cornell University in 1984. She gathers source imagery for her paintings from watching films and photographing stills from the footage. Her works typically have glossy surfaces and feature blurred imagery and light defined as substance. Descended from Pop art and Photorealism, her fluid paint-handling incorporates elements of James Rosenquist’s billboard fuzziness and Marilyn Minter’s bracing aggressiveness. Since 2009, Eisler has been a professor of painting at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte), Austria.


b. 1962 Newark, New Jersey
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Warren, Connecticut




1984 BFA Cornell University, Ithaca, New York



2018     Riffs. Jarman’s Caravaggio, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

2017     Judith Eisler (curated by Max Henry), Charim Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

2016     Judith Eisler, Independent Brussels, Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2015     Gloria, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

            Movie Lights 6, One Work Gallery, Vienna

            Close-Ups & Two Shots, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2012     Plein Air, Krobath, Vienna

2009     Rodeo Season, Krobath, Vienna

2008     I Don’t Believe it, I Won’t Let it Happen, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY         

            Marianne, Glaspavillon, Berlin

2006     Anhauchen, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna       

            Rapt, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

2005    “Drive," he said., Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich

2004    Room Tone, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

2003    The Unconscious Has a Reputation, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna

2001     Interiors, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna

1998     Judith Eisler, Tate Gallery, New York, NY

1995     Judith Eisler, Luhring Augustine viewing room, New York , NY



2017     Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox:1989-2017, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Wien,

             Vienna, Austria

             The Truth of Uncertainty, curated by Chrissie Iles, Hall Art Foundation/Schloss Derneburg  

             Museum, Hanover, Germany

             Ugo Rondinone: I Love John Giorno, White Columns, New York, NY

             Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

             Not I, We, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

2016     Flat Screen, Split Screen, Smoke Screen, curated by Jackie Gendel and VeraIliatova,

             Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, NY

2015     Ten Year Anniversary, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA & Palm Beach, FL

            Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2014     When I was Young, I Never Needed Anyone, Mauve, Vienna

            Inaugural Exhibition, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2012     Still, curated by Peter Fleissig, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

            Second Skin, curated by Victoria Bartlett, VPL, New York, NY

2011     Vanishing Point: Paint and Paintings from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, curated by Gean Moreno,Bass Museum of Art,

             Miami, FL           

            Creating  the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

             Sammlung-LEIDENSCHAFT, curated by Rudi Molachek, Stift Admont, Austria

2010     Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

            Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY

2009     Infinitesimal Eternity, curated by George Rush, Yale University, New Haven, CT

            The Female Gaze, Cheim and Read, New York, NY

2007     Painting of Modern Life, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery, London and Castello di Rivoli, Turin

            Stranger than Paradise, curated by Max Henry, Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva

             Neonoir, curated by Cameron Martin, Howard  House, Seattle, WA

             NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller, New York, NY

             Counterparts, curated by Ragan Cole-Cunningham,Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2006      I Love My Scene, curated by Jose Freire, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2004      Much Madness is Divinest Sense, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

             10 Painters, Galleri K, Oslo

             When The Lights Go Out... Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

2003     Girls on Film, curated by Joseph Wolin, Penrose Gallery,Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

             Lazarus Effect. New Painting Today, curated by Luca Beatrice, Lauri Firstenberg and Helena Kontova,

             Prague Biennale, Galleria Nazionale Veletrzni Palac,Prague

             Back in Black, Cohan Leslie Browne, New York, NY

2002     Painting as Paradox, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Artists Space, New York, NY

2001     Das Gespenst, curated by Daniela Holzl, Cora Holzl Gallery, Dusseldorf

             Vice Versa, curated by Michael Lieberman, Rare Gallery, New York, NY

             Visibility, Fair: Bill Adams, Judith Eisler, Shirley Irons, curated by Patrick Callery, Murray Guy Gallery, NewYork, NY

             Why Do We Cover Our Interior Walls and Windows?  Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna

2000     Natural Wonder, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY

1999     Millennium, Tate Gallery, New York, NY

1998     Judith Eisler & Shop @ Up Supastore, Up & Co., New York, NY

             Wild/Life or the Impossibility of Mistaking Nature for Culture, curated by Amy  Cappellazzo, Weatherspoon Art Gallery,

             Greensboro, NC

1996     Carl D’Alvia and Judith Eisler, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY

1995     Ross Bleckner, Peter Cain, Judith Eisler, Jack Pierson, Juan Usle, Christopher Wool, Galleri K, Oslo

             Three Paintings, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY

             Don't Postpone Joy or Collecting can be Fun, curated by Rudi Molacek, Austrian Cultural Institute, New York, and Neue Galerie,

             Graz, Austria



2018     Rachel Churner, “Review: Judith Eisler at Casey Kaplan,” Artforum, November 2018.

2017     David Pagel, “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June

             VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2017.

             Alex Jovanovich, “John Giorno talks about his New York retrospective,” Artforum, July 25, 2017.

2016     Jan Sjostrom, “Gavlak Gallery show reveals the many faces of Gloria Swanson,” Palm Beach Daily News, January 6, 2016.

2015     Ashley Garner, “Judith Eisler,” Monrowe Magazine, November 2, 2015.

2014     Wade Guyton,“Obscuring the Icon,” Interview Magazine, March, 2015.

             Fan Zhong, “Slow Motion,” W Magazine, February 19, 2015.

             Jessica Steller, “Judith Eisler: Elusive Elements of Light and Motion,” FLATT Features, February, 2015.14-29.

2012    Christa Benzer, “Romy,Liz,New York,” Der Standard 8, February 2012. 24

            Johanna Hofleitner, “Die Galerie als Kino”, Die Presse, Schaufenster, January 13, 2012. 51

2010    Merrily Kerr, “Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson,” Time Out New 

            York,  August 2010.19-25.

            “Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson,” The New Yorker, August 2010.16-23.

2009    Emmanuel Caron, "Judith Eisler: Portfolio", L’Officel Hommes I, Numero 1, Autumn 2009-2010. 140-143.

            “The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women,” The New Yorker, August 31, 2009

             Iris Strohner, "Judith Eisler:Rodeo Season", Hauptstadt, May, 2009.

2008     Christopher Bollen, ”Judith Eisler,” Interview Magazine, October, 2008. 78.

             Emily Wiener, ”I Don’t’ Believe It, I Won’t Let it Happen",, October 2008.

             Joseph Wolin,”I Don’t Believe It, I Won’t Let It Happen,” Time Out New York, November 2008. 6-12

             Andrea Scott, "I Don’t Believe It, I Won’t Let It Happen,” The New Yorker,   November 17, 2008.

2007     Adrian Searle, "Snap Decisions,” The Guardian, October 2, 2007.

             Laura Cumming, ”Are You Ready for this Close-Up?,” The Observer, October 2007.

             Brian Dillon,”The Painting of Modern Life,” Art Review, Issue 15 ,October 2007.

             Gayle Clemans, "The Act of Viewing is Part of the Art,”The Seattle Time,

             September 14, 2007.

2006     "Sabine Vogel, Anhauchen,”, October 2006.

             Ursula Maria Probst, “Anhauchen,” Art Magazine, October 2006.

             Christopher Bollen, ”New Art,” V Magazine, Spring Preview 2006. 80.

             "Judith Eisler, Rapt",  The New Yorker, March 12, 2006.15.   

2004     Jeffrey Kastner, "First Take,12 New Artists: Judith Eisler,”

             Artforum, January  2004. 131 (illustrated on cover).

             Ken Johnson, “Judith Eisler, Room Tone,” New York Times, January 30, 2004. B38.

             Martha Schwendener, “Judith Eisler, Room Tone,” Time Out New York, January 22-29,2004.56.

             "Judith Eisler, Room Tone", The New Yorker, February 2, 2004.16.

2003     “Works in Progress,” V Magazine January/ February 2003.

2002     Jenn Joy, "Focus Painting Part One:  Contemporary Painting Today", Flash Art, 

             October 2002. 81.

2001     Friedrich Tietjen,”Judith Eisler",  Flash Art, October  2001.108.

             Andrea Winklbauer, “Vieldeutige Unscharfen,” Art Magazine, June 20, 2001.

             Michael Wilson, "New York Roundup", Art Monthly, June 2001.45.

             Andrea K. Scott, "Visibility, Fair". Time Out New York, May 10-17, 2001. 69.

             Merrily Kerr, "Chelsea  Reviews,” M  Magazine, May 2001.11.

1999     Norman Bryson, "Summer at Tate, essay for the exhibition,” June 1999.

             Uscha Pohl, "Wave, Ocean, The Long Goodbye,” Very Magazine, Issue # 5, January 1999.

1996     Stuart Servetar, "Carl D’Alvia and Judith Eisler", New York Press, March 3, 1996.

             John Connelly, "Carl D’Alvia and Judith Eisler", Thing Reviews,  February 29, 1996.

1995     Jan Kokkin, “Teknikere pa Topp,”Magasinet, September 10, 1995.



2012     Plein Air, Exhibition brochure, Krobath, Vienna, Austria.

2011     Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, The Dayton Art Institute.

2009     TIWIMUTA, VOLUME 1, Spring.

             Abstract America, The Saatchi Gallery.

2007     The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery exhibition catalog.

             Counterparts, exhibition catalog.

2006     Anhauchen, Krobath Wimmer exhibition catalog.

2005     Visionaire #46, Uncensored by Mario Testino.

2004     10 Paintings, exhibition catalog.

2003      The Lazarus Effect. New Painting Today, exhibition catalog.

2002      Painting as Paradox, Artists Space exhibition catalog.

2001      Judith Eisler: Interiors, Krobath Wimmer exhibition catalog.

1998      Wild/Life or the Impossibility of Mistaking Nature for Culture, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina exhibition catalog



The Hall Art Foundation

Brandes Collection

MTV Network


Perez National Museum of Art

Saatchi Collection

Smithsonian Institute

Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College



2009      Professor of Painting, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

2007      School of Visual Arts, NYC

2006      Visiting Critic MFA painting program, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

2004      Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee



2002     John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 





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