Damian Loeb, Roman Charity (after Rubens), 2021, oil on linen, 72" x 72" © Damian Loeb Damian Loeb Damian Loeb, Photograph by Adam Guy, courtesy the artist, Pace Gallery, and Acquavella Galleries b. 1970, New Haven, Connecticut Damian Loeb is a self-taught artist. He first came to attention after being discovered by Jeffrey Deitch of Deitch Projects in 1997.Loeb’s art is informed by cinematography and the image-soaked culture of contemporary times. The artist dissects and recomposes life as experienced through the eye of a director, taking resonant, emotional moments and distilling them into representational work to highlight the sense of the universal and the uncanny that subtly erupts in everyday life.For the past decade, the artist has been focused on painting grand and graphic scenes of Earth and its celestial environs. In the summer of 2017, Loeb traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to experience firsthand the “Great American Eclipse.” His meticulously painted images capture the intimacy and immensity of this existential event. The artist continues to build on these themes, creating paintings that expand the terrestrial view and that show dreamlike images beyond humanity’s known world.Since his first solo show at Mary Boone Gallery in 1999, Loeb has had solo shows at White Cube in London, Mario Diacono Gallery in Boston, Jablonka Gallery in Cologne, and Acquavella Galleries in New York. In 2006, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut held a retrospective of his work. He is co-represented by Acquavella Galleries and Pace Gallery. At Frieze New York in 2019, Acquavella Galleries presented Loeb’s paintings as a solo exhibition, only the second time in the gallery’s history that they have dedicated their presentation at a fair to a single artist. Damian Loeb, Danae and the shower of gold (after Rubens), 2020, Oil on linen, 20” x 20” © Damian Loeb Damian Loeb, Two Satyrs (after Rubens), 2020, Oil on linen, 24” x 24” © Damian Loeb Damian Loeb, Atmosphere (Warm Fingers), 2010, oil on linen, 36" x 36" © Damian Loeb Damian Loeb, A Strange Day, 2018, oil on linen, 48" x 48" © Damian Loeb Damian Loeb, The Architects of Law (Grand Mal), 2019, oil on linen, 72" x 72" © Damian Loeb Exhibitions View All Palo Alto Damian Loeb Wishful Thinking Upcoming May 19–Jul 2, 2021 Journal View All News Damian Loeb Joins Pace Gallery Apr 16, 2021 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close One-Artist Exhibitions Damian Loeb One Artist DatesBorn 1970, New Haven, ConnecticutLives and works in New York City2019All Hope is Lost, Acquavella Galleries at Frieze New York, May 2–5, 2019.2017Damian Loeb: Sgr A*, Acquavella Galleries, New York, March 3–April 6, 2017. (Catalogue)2014Damian Loeb: Sol (d), Acquavella Galleries, New York, March 1–April 11, 2014. (Catalogue)2011Damian Loeb: Verschränkung and the Uncertainty Principle, Acquavella Galleries, New York, May 6–June 17, 2011. (Catalogue)2008Synesthesia, Parataxic Distortion, and the Shadow. A Show of Paintings by Damian Loeb, Acquavella Galleries, New York, September 5–October 7, 2008. (Catalogue)2006Homecoming, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, March 26–August 6, 2006.New Paintings, Jablonka Gallery, Cologne, Germany, February 3–March 18, 2006.2005Deliverence, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, October 7–November 2, 2005.2004Metropolitan, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, April 2–May 5, 2004.2003Horror/Sci-Fi, Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea), New York, May 1–June 31, 2003.2001Public Domain, Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea), New York, March 31–May 6, 2001.2000I Can Stop Anytime, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, January 7–February 12, 2000.1999Damian Loeb: Mangoes, White Cube, London, October 29–November 20, 1999.Damian Loeb, Mary Boone Gallery (uptown), New York, January 7–February 13, 1999.1997White Rooms, White Columns, New York, December 6, 1996–January 12, 1997. Group Exhibitions Damian Loeb group exhibitionsDamian Loeb Group Exhibitions 2021Impressionist, Modern, and Postwar Masters, Acquavella Galleries, Palm Beach, April 1–May 28, 20212020Masterworks from Cézanne to Thiebaud, Acquavella Galleries, New York, September 10–October 15, 2020. Traveled to: Acquavella Galleries, Palm Beach, November 13–December 16, 2020.2019Weather Report, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, October 16, 2019–August 23, 2020.The Path of Modernism, Acquavella Galleries, New York, January 8–March 15, 2019.2015From Above, Di Donna Galleries, New York, April 23–May 29, 2015.2013Birds-Eye View, Hall Art Foundation, Westport Arts Center, Connecticut, June 14–September 8, 2013.2012Masterworks from Degas to Rosenquist, Acquavella Galleries, February–April 2012.2009Transitions: Painting at the (other) end of art / La pittura alla fine dell’arte, La Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 24–October 31, 2009.2006Team, Team Gallery, New York, September 29–November 4, 2006.I Love My Scene: Scene 3, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, April 8–May 13, 2006.2004The Charged Image: From the Collection of Douglas S. Cramer, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, September 7–October 17, 2004.2003Airtight Plan for Killing, Buia Gallery, New York, October 17–November 29, 2003.2001View (Five): Westworld, Mary Boone Gallery (Uptown), New York, October 25–December 21, 2001.Hypermental: Rampant Reality, 1950–2000: From Salvador Dali To Jeff Koons, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, November 17, 2000–January 21, 2001. Traveled to: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, February 16–May 6, 2001. (Catalogue)2000Generator, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy, October 21–November 25, 2000. (Catalogue)Facts and Fictions, Part 4, Galleria in Arco, Turin, Italy, April 2000.1998Tension, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, opened on May 31, 1998. Public Collections Damian Loeb Public Collections Flint Institute of Arts, MichiganHall Art Foundation, Derneburg, Germany and Reading, VermontCollezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, ItalyRhode Island School of Design Museum, ProvidenceRubell Collection, Miami Periodicals Damian Loeb Periodicals 2020Cascone, Sarah. “Art Fairs: Can’t Make It to Randall’s Island? Take a Virtual Tour of the Best Art at Frieze New York 2019 in Theses Photos.” Artnet.com, 2 May 2019: illustrated. https://news.artnet.com/market/frieze-new-york-2019-photos-1533958Samaha, Barry. “State of the Art Industry in the Time of Coronavirus.” Harper's Bazaar, 7 May 2020: illustrated. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a32366408/fine-art-industry-coronavirus/2019Felman, Avery. “Damian Loeb Explains His Approach to Abstraction.” L’Official Art , 30 April 2019: illustrated. https://www.lofficielusa.com/art/damian-loeb-frieze-ny-2019Florsheim, Lane. “Frieze Preview: 5 Things to See and Do at the New York Art Fair.” The Wall Street Journal, 1 May 2019: illustrated. https://www.wsj.com/articles/frieze-preview-5-things-to-see-and-do-at-the-new-york-art-fair-115567255432018Loeb, Damian and Artspace Editors. “I only Know What I Like.” Artspace.com, 24 July 2018: illustrated. https://www.artspace.com/magazine/news_events/curated-show/i-only-know-what-i-like-and-what-i-want-damian-loeb-on-curating-the-artspace-x-nyaa-alumni-555522017Sheets, Hilarie M. “Dabian Loeb’ Paintings Are Truly out of This World.” Introspective Magazine, 20 March 2017: illustrated. https://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/damian-loeb/2016Agee, Miranda. “A Historic NYC Apartment Gets a Glamourous Update from Designer Christina Murphy.” Architectural Digest, 19 January 2016: illustrated. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/historic-nyc-apartment-gets-update-from-christina-murphyDaniella. “Amazing Oil Painting by Damian Loeb.” Fubiz, 1 November 2016: illustrated. http://www.fubiz.net/en/2016/01/11/amazing-oil-paintings-by-damian-loeb/Goldstein, Andrew M. “10 of the Best Artworks of Art Basel Miami Beach 2016.” Artspace.com, 1 December 2016: illustrated.https://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/art-fairs/10-of-the-best-artworks-of-art-basel-miami-beach-2016-544242014Creahan, D. “New York – Damian Loeb: “Sol-D” at Acquavella Galleries through April 11th, 2014” (exhibition review).” Art Observed, 9 April 2014: illustrated. http://artobserved.com/2014/04/new-york-damien-loeb-sol-d-at-acquavella-galleries-through-april-11th-2014/Gamerman, Ellen. “An Ex-Bad Boy’ Looks to the Heavens.” The Wall Street Journal, 28 February 2014: illustrated. https://www.wsj.com/articles/damian-loeb-shows-new-ultrarealistic-paintings-in-new-york-1393632575Guiducci, Mark. “A Studio Visit with Painter Damian Loeb.” Vogue, 4 March 2014: illustrated. https://www.vogue.com/article/a-studio-visit-with-painter-damian-loebLoeb, Damian and Rachel Small. “Damian Loeb’s Universe.” Interview, 2 March 2014. https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/damian-loeb-sol-d-acquavella-galleriesPrentnieks, Anne. “Damian Loeb at Acquavella Galleries” (exhibition review). Artforum, 21 March 2014.VanHemert, Kyle. “No Joke: These Sprawling Views of Space Are Actually Paintings.” Wired, 3 May 2014: illustrated. https://www.wired.com/2014/03/damian-loeb-sold/2013Farberov, Snejana. “One Artist’s Super-Realistic Creations.” Daily Mail, 1 August 2013. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382282/Damian-Loebs-hyperrealist-art-Believe-PAINTING.htmlFreed, James. “Loeb Brings Hyperrealism to Another Level.” The Huffington Post, 30 July 2013: illustrated. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/damian-loeb_n_36724252011Bochi, Alicia R. “Paintings by Damian Loeb.” artntheapple (blog), 22 May 2011: illustrated. http://artntheapple.blogspot.com/2011/Finch, Charlie. “Two Degrees of Damian Loeb” (Acquavella Galleries exhibition review). Artnet Magazine, 13 May 2011: illustrated. http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/finch/damian-loeb-5-13-11.aspHalpern, Julia. “The Redemption of Damian Loeb.” Blouin Artinfo, 9 May 2011: illustrated.King, Joann. “Zoya Loeb: The Object of His Affections.” Harper Bazaar, 1 June 2011: illustrated. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/2014-03-21-19-56-58/Loeb, Damian and Alexander Alder. “Damian Loeb’s Wife is his Madeline” (interview and exhibition review). Art in America, 18 May 2011: illustrated. https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/interviews/damian-loeb-acquavella-galleries-56201/Schultz, Charles. “Damian Loeb at Acquavella Galleries” (exhibition review). Art in America, 16 September 2011: illustrated. https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/damian-loeb-60984/Wei, Lily. “Damian Loeb at Acquabell Galleries” (exhibition review). Art News, 1 September 2011: illustrated. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/artnews-damian-loeb-at-acquavella-galleries/2010Bone, Matthew. “Don’t Enter Room 237: The Forbidden Art of Damian Loeb.” Nerdist, 6 August 2010: illustrated. https://archive.nerdist.com/dont-enter-room-237-the-forbidden-art-of-damian-loeb/2009Piccinini, Amalia. “Damian Loeb – Studio Visit. Flash Artonline.IT, 17 December 2009: illustrated.2008Bundy, Robert. “Damian Loeb: Staring into the Abyss.” Lemon, 22 January 2008. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/lemon-damian-loeb-staring-into-the-abyss/Finch, Charlie. “Comfort and Joy” (Acquavella Galleries exhibition review). Artnet Magazine, 9 December 2008: illustrated. http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/finch/finch9-12-08.aspGiuliano, Charles. “Living Well is the Best Revenge.” Berkshire Fine Arts, 14 October 2008: illustrated. https://www.berkshirefinearts.com/10-14-2008_damian-loeb-at-acquavella-gallery.htmLoeb, Damian and Mike Myers. “Damian Loeb by Mike Myers.” Interview, 1 September 2008: illustrated.2006Giuliano, Charles. “Damian Loeb at the Aldrich, Connecticut” (Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum exhibition review). Maverick Arts Magazine, 30 March 2006: illustrated. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/maverick-arts-giuliano-charles-damian-loeb-at-the-aldrich-museum/2004Yardley, William. “Coincidence Sets Off Storm Over Erotic Work.” The New York Times, 12 October 2004. https://nytimes.com/2004/10/12/arts/design/coincidence-sets-off-storm-over-erotic-work.html2003Leffingwell, Edward. “Damian Loeb at Mary Boone” (exhibition review). Art in America, 23 December 2003. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/damian-loeb-at-mary-boone-2003.Loeb, Damian and Adrian Dannatt. “The Art of Allusion.” The Art Newspaper, 1 June 2003. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/archive/the-art-of-allusion-damian-loeb2002Lovelace, Carey. “Damian Loeb at Mary Boone” (exhibition review). Art in America, 1 February 2002: illustrated. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/art-in-america-lovelace-carey-damian-loeb-at-mary-boone/2001Dannatt, Adrian. “Out of Context, Without Consent.” Talk, 1 March 2001. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/talk-dannatt-adrian-out-of-context/2000Klein, Lee. "Damian Loeb: The Poetics of ‘Removable Presence’" (Mary Boone exhibition review). PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 24, no. 3 (September 2000): 97—100.“Short List: Damian Loeb [at Mary Boone]” (exhibition review). Village Voice, 25 December 2000. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/village-voice-short-list-damian-loeb/Sischy, Ingrid. “Gotta Paint!” Vanity Fair, 1 February 2000. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/sischy-ingrid-gotta-paint-vanity-fair/1999Henry, Max. “Damian Loeb at Mary Boone” (exhibition review). Art in America, 1 April 1999.Vincent, Steven. “Damian Loeb at White Cube.” Art & Auction, 15 November 1999: illustrated. https://www.damianloeb.com/events/vincent-steven-damian-loeb-at-white-cube/1998Deitch, Jeffrey. “Cover Story: Damian Loeb.” Flash Art, 1 May 1998. Books and Catalogues Damian Loeb Books 2019Schwabsky, Barry, Robert R. Shane, Louise Sørensen, and Susan A. Van Scoy. Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism. New York: D.A.P., 2019.2017Damian Loeb: SGR A* (exhibition catalogue). Text by Ali Subotnik. New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2017.2014Damian Loeb: Sol-D, Landscapes (exhibition catalogue). Text by Russell L. Schweickart. New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2014.2012Diacono, Mario. Archetypes and Historicity: Painting and Other Radical Forms, 1995-2007. Cinisello Balsam, Milano: Silvana, 2012: 186–190, illustrated.2011Damian Loeb Verschränkung and the Uncertainty Principle (exhibition catalogue). Text by Bram Dijkstra. New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2011.2008Synesthesia, Parataxic Distortion, and the Shadow: A Show of Paintings by Damian Loeb (exhibition catalogue). New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2008.2003Ebony, David. Curve: The Female Nude Now. New York: Universe, 2003.2000Generator (exhibition catalogue). Milan: Giancarlo Politi Editore, 2000.Hypermental: Rampant Reality 1950–2000 from Salvador Dalí to Jeff Koons (exhibition catalogue). Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2000.