Dave Muller (b. 1964) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Muller attended the School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Graduate Program, New York, NY in 1991, received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in 1991 from University of California Davis, Davis, CA, and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1993 from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.
Muller has had domestic and internaitonal exhibitions at The Approach, London, UK; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL; Basement Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA; Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan; Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL; Broad Studio #2, Cal Arts D301, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Christian Stein, Milan, Italy; Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY; D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; Elk Camp, Snowmass, Apsen, CO; Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria; Four Walls, San Francisco, CA; Galleria Allesandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy; Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; Murray Guy, New York, NY; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain; Oblong Salon, Davis, CA; Side Street Projects 11th Annual Phantom Ball, Pasadena, CA; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MI; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Spanish Box, Santa Barbara, CA; Studio 246, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA; and The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY.
Selected public collections include Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; New School University, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "5,471 miles" at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles and Tokyo from 21 July to 15 August 2020.
Engaging directly with this shared global experience of pandemic-motivated social distancing, Blum & Poe Broadcasts, Dave Muller, and Three Day Weekend present an online group exhibition titled "The Gallery is Closed."
A number of artists and members of the community have contributed personal drawings and public signs that announce closure and reflect a multitude of absent voices and voices in waiting
LA-based artist Dave Muller—whose work is rooted in his fascination with music, how it shapes our identities, and generates cross-cultural dialogue—joins us for a live Q&A to discuss his work and the original DJ mix "Oops!... I Heard It Again".
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts", organized by Carmen Amengual and Michael Ned Holte, at REDCAT at the California Institute of the Arts from 12 February to 22 March 2020.
For this exhibitions, CalArts, in partnership with publisher Lisa Ivorian-Jones, will newly commission and sell limited artwork by a prominent group of 50 artist alumni. Representing a broad range of cross-disciplinary art-making, the 50 new editioned works will be released in curated groupings of 10 over the course of five years starting in February 2020.
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "New Images of Man," curated by Alison M. Gingeras, at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles from 1 February to 14 March 2020.
This exhibition revisits and expands upon the Museum of Modern Art’s eponymous 1959 group exhibition curated by Peter Selz that brought together artists whose work grappled with the human condition as well as emerging modes of humanist representation.
Part homage, part radical revision, this two-floor presentation reconstitutes emblematic figures from the original MoMA line up of artists while simultaneously expanding outwards to include those of the same generation and period who were overlooked in the midcentury. This reprisal features forty-three artists hailing not only from the US and Western Europe, but also Cuba, Egypt, Haiti, India, Iran, Japan, Poland, Senegal, and Sudan.
Dave Muller will be included in the exhibition "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from 28 September 2019 - 1 March 2020. This exhibition highlights works from the Nasher Museum collection that engage visual and musical rhythm. As wide-ranging objects that reference the power of rhythm and music to transcend earthly concerns, collectively they become cosmic in their vast reach and otherworldly magnetism.
Kerry Schuss is pleased to present the second edition of a project that began a year ago in Los Angeles, with Vol. 1: Life On Earth. That exhibition marked 40 years since NASA's launch of the twin Voyager space probes. Strange Attractors. The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 2: The Rings of Saturn is a group exhibition featuring works by Yuji Agematsu, Mitchell Algus, Leilah Babirye, Lisa Beck, Jane Benson, Moki Cherry, Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, James Crosby, Ryan Foerster, Terry Fox, Lukas Geronimas, Daan van Golden, Lonnie Holley, Mamie Holst, Chip Hughes, Candy Jernigan, Tillman Kaiser, Jutta Koether, Lazaros, Paul Lee, Dave Muller, Kayode Ojo, Nik Planck, Helen Rae, Aura Rosenberg, Sally Ross, Nancy Shaver, Philip Taaffe, Richard Tinkler, Josh Tonsfeldt, Dan Walsh and B. Wurtz.
Blum & Poe is pleased to present Sex & Death & Rock & Roll, Dave Muller’s tenth solo exhibition with the gallery. This presentation marks the first New York solo show for the Los Angeles-based artist in a decade.
In over fifty new paintings depicting the circular labels of assorted vinyl albums and singles, Muller draws upon his endless fascination and encyclopedic knowledge of music and its capacity to shape both individual and cultural identities. He culls resonant records from the ‘20s through the ‘90s, some familiar and others forgotten, tapping into shared poetic moments and a collective dialogue.
Dave Muller is included in Prospect.4:The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp at Prospect New Orleans.
Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide exhibition that opens November 16-19, 2017, finds inspiration in the lotus plant. This aquatic perennial takes root in the fetid but nutrient-rich mud of swamps so that its beautiful flower may rise above the murky water. The flower’s grace is inextricably connected to the noisome swamp, just as redemption exists in ruin, and creativity in destruction. Viewed as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism, the lotus suggests the possibility of overcoming arduous challenges. It reminds us that, from the depths of difficulty and desolation, art brings the invisible to light. The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp evokes New Orleans’s natural environment—surrounded by bayous, lakes, and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It also alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force.
David Muller is included in the group exhibition WAGSTAFF's, at MOSTYN.
MOSTYN is pleased to present WAGSTAFF’S, an exhibition that considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have previously appeared together in shows which have surveyed the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition suggests some of music’s most embraced and debated facets; the cover version, the copy, and the culture of bootlegging.
What if an art installation bent the rules? What if it questioned the norms of museum practice by replacing its traditional white walls with colorful murals? Or combined artworks not because they came from the same time or place, but because, together, they spoke to universal themes of human existence: people, places, and things?
Artist Dave Muller asks these questions in Now Where Were We?, his temporary re-installation of Mia’s contemporary art galleries. Muller collaborated with Mia’s staff to explore its vast collection, selecting and combining artworks from very different times and places. He then integrated them into the new visual context of his hand-painted murals. Muller’s extensive music collection streams throughout the galleries, adding to the eclectic atmosphere. We hope you’ll consider these artworks in a new way, beyond their original time and place, and join in the conversations that arise from this new configuration.
LA><ART is pleased to announce The Artist’s Library, a one-year interactive installation in the organization’s library designed and curated by artist Warren Neidich. The Artists' Library examines the centrality of books within an artist’s life and practice. Neidich invited twelve artists to fill twelve shelves with books that play an important role in those artists’ work. The result is a portrait of the general intelligence of an artistic community, including both the inspiration of individual artists as well as an impression of shared discourse and cognitive approaches to art making. These unexpected, obscure, and compelling book titles reveal the diversity of backgrounds, interests, tastes, and source material of each artist, and provide the viewer with a window into artistic thought and practice.
In collaboration with Sarah Beadle, Walead Beshty, Carolina Caycedo, Valentina Desideri, Victoria Fu, Charles Gaines, Pablo Helguera, Chris Kraus, Dan Levenson, Candice Lin, Shana Lutker, and Dave Muller.
Blum and Poe is pleased to present Dave Muller: Three Day Weekend.
Three Day Weekend is a roving project space operated by Dave Muller.
Exhibitions are generally three days long, occurring on holidays and their weekends (however, there are exceptions). While currently based in Los Angeles, Three Day Weekend has organized shows in New York, Houston, Vienna, Tokyo, Malmo, and London.
Three Day Weekend was established in early 1994 in downtown Los Angeles.
TDW at Blum & Poe runs from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016.
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Los Angeles-based artist, DJ, and record collector Dave Muller will create a mixed-media, site-specific installation that merges wall murals, large-scale paintings, three-dimensional works, and recorded music in the Art and Culture Center’s Main Gallery. The project includes Muller’s interactive Three Day Weekend event, which engages the community in a free exchange of art, music, and ideas.
15 November 2014 - 18 January 2015
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce Dave Muller: Sublime Memory Garden, the inaugural exhibition of its Tokyo gallery at 1-14-34 Jingumae.
18 September - 15 November 2014
Dave Muller, "Death Disco" on view at The Approach, London, January 16 - February 10th 2013.