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Education

BA and MA, Oxford University, England, Classics, 1985

BA, University of Chicago, Music and Classics, 1982

 
 

Awards/Residencies

Yaddo Residency, February, 2014

Guest of the Director, American Academy in Berlin, Spring, 2006

National Translation Award, 2005, from the American Literary Translators Association, for THE COMPLETE ELEGIES OF SEXTUS PROPERTIUS

John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize Fellowship for a one-year residency at the American Academy in Rome, selected by the Literature Committee for Awards of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2001-2002

Best Avant-Garde Art Gallery, Boston magazine, for She's Leaving Home, cafe and performance club, 1987

Classics prize for graduating senior (for translation), University of Chicago, 1982

John Billings Fiske Poetry Prize, University of Chicago, 1981


 
 

Books of Translation

THE COMPLETE ELEGIES OF SEXTUS PROPERTIUS, translated from Latin (2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford)

CHARM, translations from Latin of Roman poet Sextus Propertius (Book I) (1995, Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles)

 

 
 

Books of Poetry

SWIMMING HOME (2015, Nighboat Books, New York)

ODES, with art by Alex Katz (2015, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, New York)

ONE LINERS (2014, Faux Press, New York)

SWIMMING HOME, with woodblock prints by Alex Katz (2013, Graphicstudio, Tampa)

THE DIVE, with etchings by Alex Katz (2011, Udo und Anette Brandhorst Stiftung, Museum Brandhorst, Munich)

ALCUNI TELEFONINI, with watercolors by Francesco Clemente (2008, Granary Books, New York)

BERLIN, bound oversize volume, woodcuts by Matthias Mansen (2008, Saal-Presse, Zehdenick)

JUDGE, with art by Wayne Gonzales (2007, Charta/Libellum, Milano and New York)

RAPID DEPARTURES, with art by Mario Cafiero (2005, Ateliê Editorial, São Paulo, Brazil)

UNDERSTANDING OBJECTS (2000, Hard Press, West Stockbridge)

VOYAGES/HYDE PARK BOULEVARD, an artist’s book in two volumes done in collaboration with James Brown, poetry by Vincent Katz (1994 & 2000, Grenfell Press, New York)

PEARL, with art by Tabboo! (1998, powerHouse Books, New York)

BOULEVARD TRANSPORTATION, with photographs by Rudy Burckhardt (1997, Tibor de Nagy Editions, New York)

NEW YORK HELLO!, with photographs by Rudy Burckhardt (1990, Ommation Press, Chicago)

CABAL OF ZEALOTS, (1988, Hanuman Books, Madras & New York, Francesco Clemente, Raymond Foye, editors)

A TREMOR IN THE MORNING, with linocuts by Alex Katz (1986, Peter Blum Edition, New York)

ROOMS, cover by Alex Katz (1978, Open Window Books, New York)

 

 
 

Poetry Published in the Following Periodicals

Aufgabe, Bomb, Bombay Gin, The Portable Boog Reader 4, Brooklyn Rail, can we have our ball back, The Canary, Conjunctions, Court Green, The East Village, EOAGH 3 (Queering Language), EOAGH 5, Erasure, Esopus, Evergreen Review, Jacket, Letterbox, LIT, Live Mag, Lungfull, Milk, Mipoesias, Mississippi Review, Per Contra, Pressed Wafer, Provincetown Arts, Shampoo, Shiny, Shuffle Boil, Skanky Possum

 

 
 

Editor of the Following Publications

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: EXPERIMENT IN ART, with essays by Martin Brody, Robert Creeley, Vincent Katz, and Kevin Power (2002, MIT Press, Cambridge; reprinted 2013)

VANITAS (2005-2014) and Libellum books (2004-present)

THE BROOKLYN RAIL, guest editor of Artseen section of the February, 2012, issue


 
 

Books on Art: Monograph or Essay

BERNARD LANGLAIS AT THE COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Essay “A Classic Innovator’s New York Moment” (2014, Edizioni Charta, Milan)

ALEX KATZ, Essay “Alex Katz Meets Rudy Burckhardt” (2013, MDM Salzburg/University of Chicago Press Books)

MAINE SUBLIME: FREDERIC EDWIN CHURCH’S LANDSCAPES OF MOUNT DESERT AND MOUNT KATAHDIN, Essay (2012, The Olana Partnership and Cornell University Press, Hudson)

EDWARD HOPPER’S MAINE, Essay “Mastering The Vernacular: The Role Of Maine In Edward Hopper’s Early Work” (2011, Prestel Publishing)

JIM DINE: PAINTINGS, Essay (2011, The Pace Gallery, New York)

NABIL NAHAS: WORKS 1970-2010, Monograph (2010, Beirut Exhibition Center)

LARRY RIVERS, Essay (2009, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York), Essay

GHADA AMER AND REZA FARKONDEH: ROSES OFF LIMITS, Essay (2009, Pace
Prints, New York)

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE, TEN PORTRAITS ONE SELF PORTRAIT, Essay and poems (2008, Gian Enzo Sperone, Sent, Italy)

SARAH MCCOUBREY: LOOKING FOR THE NORMAL, Essay (2008, The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington DC)

PICTURING NEW YORK: THE ART OF YVONNE JACQUETTE AND RUDY BURCKHARDT, Essay (2008, Museum of the City of New York)

JENNIFER BARTLETT: AMAGANSETT, Essay (2008, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago)

PLEASURE PALACES: THE ART AND HOMES OF HUNT SLONEM, Monograph   (2007, Powerhouse Books, New York)

KIKI SMITH: THE VENICE STORY, with Vivien Bittencourt, Film script with
introduction (2006, Charta/Libellum, Milan and New York)

KIKI SMITH: HOMESPUN TALES, Text (2005, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice)

JIM DINE: SOME DRAWINGS, Essay (2005, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin
College/Steidl, Oberlin and Göttingen)

MARINA KARELLA, Monograph (2005, Fereniki Publications, Athens)

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: TANDOORI SATORI, Essay (2004, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham)

RUDY BURCKHARDT, Essay (2004, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York)

JIM DINE: NEW PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND A SCULPTURE, Essay (2004,
PaceWildenstein, New York)

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: NEW WORKS, Essay and poem (2004, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin)

PHILIP TAAFFE: RECENT PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS, Essay (2003, Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zürich)

BEAT STREULI: NEW YORK CITY, Essay (2003, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit)

ALEX KATZ PORTRAITS, Essay (2003, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice)

ALEX KATZ: FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPES, Essay (2003, PaceWildenstein, New York)

CY TWOMBLY PHOTOGRAPHS, Essay (2002, Schirmer Mosel)

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE NAPOLI, Essay (2002, Electa, Napoli)

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: EXPERIMENT IN ART, Edited by Vincent Katz, with essays by Martin Brody, Robert Creeley, Vincent Katz, and Kevin Power (2002, MIT Press, Cambridge)

JANET FISH PAINTINGS, Monograph (2002, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York)

NABIL NAHAS: PAINTINGS 1990-2002, Essay (2002, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach)

RED GROOMS GRAPHICS, Essay (2001, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York)

ROBERT ZANDVLIET, Essay and poem (2000, Peter Blum Edition, New York)

LIFE IS PARADISE: THE PORTRAITS OF FRANCESCO CLEMENTE, Monograph with interview (1999, powerHouse Books, New York)

RUDY BURCKHARDT, Essay, exhibition catalogue, (1998, IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain)

 
 

Art Criticism Published in

Acne, Apollo, Art in America, ARTnews, Art on Paper, art press, The Brooklyn Rail, House and Garden, Parkett, World of Interiors, Tate Etc.

 

 
 

Poetry Criticism Published in

Jacket, Companion to Roman Elegy, One Word, The Brooklyn Rail, Hidden Agendas, Sibila, Translation Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Poetry Project website.

 

 
 

Published Essays and Reviews on Poetry

With Eyes and Ears and Mind: Selected Poetry Criticism, forthcoming from BlazeVOX books.

“Two Artists Turn Past to Present” in The Picture that Remains, photographs by Will Brown, poems by Thomas Devaney (2014, The Printer Center, Philadelphia)

“Carl Andre’s Lyric Heart” in Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 (2013, Yale University Press, New Haven)

“Translating Roman Elegy” in Companion to Roman Elegy (2012, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford)

“Florere” in One Word (2012, Sarabande Books, Louisville)

“Poems from '6x6' vis-a-vis a poem by Joe Ceravolo,” (2010, Poetry Project Website /2012, Jacket 2 Ceravolo Feature)

“This Time We are Everything: Reflections on Clark Coolidge” (2011, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn)

“Edwin Denby: Mediterranean Cities,” (2010, Hidden Agendas, ed. Louis Armand, Litteraria Pragensia Books, Prague/2012, Sibila , Sao Paolo)

“To Speak Out Of Difference: A Review of Michael Palmer's Active Boundaries: Selected Essays and Talks, 2008” (2010, Jacket 2)

“Review of Ann Lauterbach's Or To Begin Again”(2009, Jacket 2)

“The Odes of Horace, translated by Jeffrey H. Kaimowitz” in Translation Review (2008, Routeledge, London)

“Towards a Poetics of Place” in Mantis #6 (2007, Stanford University, Palo Alto)

“Crossing Over (To The Afterlife)” (2007, Per Contra #5)

“A Preface to Michael Lally” in March 18, 2003 - 2nd Edition (2006, Libellum Books/Edizioni Charta, New York/Milan)

“How Much You Can Have Thinking: Reflections on Poetry in the year 2001” (2001, Combo, Pawtucket, RI)

“Brazilian Concrete Poetry” (2000, Parkett #59, Zurich)

“The Art of Collaboration” (1988, Art on Paper, New York)

“Rhythm of Propertius” (1994, Machete, New York)

“Along the Rails: Poetry by Elio Schneeman” (1992, Cover, New York)

“James Merrill: Selected Poems 1946-1985” (1992, Poetry Project Newsletter, New York)

White and Nervous “Vicki Hudspith” (1984, The Poetry Project Newsletter, New York)

“Back in North by Liam Fennelly” (1983, Poetry Project Newsletter, New York)

 

Curator of the Following Exhibitions

FIGURE AND GROUND, Ille Arts, Amagansett, September 21-October 15, 2013 [brochure] Co-curated with Vivien Bittencourt with works by Alex Katz, Rudy Burckhardt, Juan Eduardo Gomez, Jan Henle, and Vivien Bittencourt.

NABIL NAHAS: PERPETUAL ENERGY, Beirut Exhibition Center, June 22-August 22, 2010 [catalogue]

STREET DANCE: THE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS OF RUDY BURCKHARDT, The Museum of the City of New York, January 24-April 12, 2008 [catalogue]

JUAN GOMEZ, Cue Art Foundation, New York, February 2-March 11, 2006 [catalogue]

COLLABORATIONS, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy, an exhibition of VK’s collaborations with James Brown, Mario Cafiero, Francesco Clemente, Patricia Cronin and Alex Katz, December 5, 2003-February 28, 2004

ALEX KATZ PORTRAITS, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy, June 13 - September 30, 2003 [catalogue]

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: UNA AVENTURA AMERICANA, (Albers, Cage, Chamberlain, de Kooning, Kline, Rauschenberg, Rockburne, Twombly etc.) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, October 28, 2002 – January 13, 2003 [catalogue]

RUDY BURCKHARDT’S MAINE: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS, AND FILMS, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, July 17 - October 4, 2002 (a version of this exhibition appeared at the New York Studio School, May 8-June 21, 2003) [brochure]

RUDY BURCKHARDT & FRIENDS: NEW YORK ARTISTS OF THE 1950s AND ‘60s, Co-curated, with Lynn Gumpert, photographs of artists by Burckhardt combined with works by those artists (de Kooning, Mitchell, Marisol, Pollock, Rothko, etc.) at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, May 8 -July 15, 2000

RUDY BURCKHARDT: A VIEW FROM ASTORIA, a selection of photographs of New York City, at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, October 10, 1999-January 15, 2000

RUDY BURCKHARDT, the artist’s first retrospective, at IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain, July 8-September 20, 1998 (exhibition catalogue contains essays by VK and Robert Storr of MoMA NY) [catalogue]

 
 

Poetry Curator

Readings in Contemporary Poetry, Dia Art Center (2010-present)

Quips & Cranks, Discussions on Poetics in the Arts, School of Visual Arts (2010-2011)

 

Artist’s Books/Collaborations

ODES, with art by Alex Katz (2015, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur, New York)

SWIMMING HOME, with woodblock prints by Alex Katz (2013, Graphicstudio, Tampa)

THE DIVE, with etchings by Alex Katz (2011, Udo und Anette Brandhorst Stiftung, Museum Brandhorst, Munich)

ALCUNI TELEFONINI, with watercolors by Francesco Clemente (2008, Granary Books, New York)

BERLIN, bound oversize volume, woodcuts by Matthias Mansen (2008, Saal-Presse, Zehdenick)

HOT DREAM (52 BOOKS), volume 12, by Jim Dine, poem "Barge" by Vincent Katz (2008, Steidl, Göttingen)

ALLEVERYTHINGTHATISYOU, Doug and Mike Starn photographs, poem “Drifts” by Vincent Katz (2006, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen)

PARK, BARI, OSTIA, two monotypes and one etching by Francesco Clemente, poetry hand-lettered by Vincent Katz (2003, Harlan & Weaver, printers)

CABIN, woodcut and etching, Alex Katz, poem hand-lettered by Vincent Katz (2003, Chris Ericson, printer)

LYING IN THE FIELDS, ceramic tablets, with Alex Katz, poem by Vincent Katz (2002, I DISUGUALI No. 4, edited by Enzo Cucchi and Ettore Sottsass, Edizioni Galleria Roberto Giustini, Rome)

TERRA FRAGILE, Francesco Clemente paintings, translations and poetry by Vincent Katz (2001, Edition Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich)

VOYAGES/HYDE PARK BOULEVARD, an artist’s book in two volumes done in collaboration with James Brown, poetry by Vincent Katz (1994 & 2000, Grenfell Press, New York)

SMILE AGAIN, Alex Katz paintings from the 1960s, poetry by Vincent Katz (2000, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne)

 
 

Selected Film Productions

Director and/or Producer of the following projects:

SQUATTING THE PALACE: AN INSTALLATION IN VENICE BY KIKI SMITH (2006, 43 min) documents a large installation by Kiki Smith in the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, produced by Checkerboard Foundation (appeared in the 25th Montreal International Festival of Films on Art, 2007; Milano; Napoli; Firenze)

MAN IN THE WOODS: THE ART OF RUDY BURCKHARDT (2003, 24 min) (appeared in the 22nd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art, 2004, and was  awarded the "Best of Festival" award in the Arts category at the Berkley Film and Video Festival, 2004); produced by the Checkerboard Foundation

HANUMAN PRESENTS! (1998, 42 min) a 1989 reading at St. Mark’s Church in New York of 14 writers from the Hanuman Books series: Corso, Ginsberg, Huncke, Mead, Mueller, Ricard, et al.  With footage from the films of Rudy Burckhardt

RED GROOMS’ GREATEST HITS (1997, 8 min), compilation of Grooms own films, happenings, and films done about the artist, including television footage from “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” and “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”

ALEX KATZ’ FIVE HOURS (1996, 21 min),documents Katz painting the six-by-fourteen foot January III in five hours, accompanied by the music of Meredith Monk; produced by the Checkerboard Foundation

RED GROOMS AT GRAND CENTRAL (1994, 17 min.), documentary of 1993 retrospective at Grand Central Terminal, New York, commissioned by Marlborough Gallery

RED GROOMS IN IOWA (1992, 12 min.), documentary on “sculpto-picto-rama” by Red Grooms commissioned by the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; includes fabrication, painting, installation

TWO OF KENNETH KOCH'S ONE THOUSAND AVANT-GARDE PLAYS (1990, 9 min.), Agamemnon  & Mahx Bruddahs, two short plays by one of America's foremost poets, staged for video

KENNETH KOCH BRASIL (1989, 4 min.), four from One Thousand Avant Garde Plays -- Départ Malgache, Hippopotamus Migration in Africa , Incident on the Street,The Arrival Of Homosexuality In Greece, or The Fagabond, shot in Ubatuba, Brazil, with Brazilian actors

 
 

Teaching

Workshop "Crossing Over: Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity" Naropa University, Summer Writing Program, Boulder, Colorado, June, 2012

Course “Investigating Interdisciplinarity” School of Visual Arts, New York, MFA in Art Criticism and Writing, 2012

Course "The Poet as Critic" School of Visual Arts, New York, MFA in Art Criticism and Writing, 2011

Course “American Post-War Art” University of Campinas, Brazil, 2011

Lecture “Experimentation and Collaboration in Post-War American Art” “Frank O'Hara and Friends,” and “Sextus Propertius and Erotic Love Elegy,” Unicamp, Brazil, 2011

Workshop “Poetry and the Visual Arts,” The Poetry Project, New York, 2008

Seminar on Translation, Boston University, graduate students, 2008

Workshop “Journey to Black Mountain,” Naropa University, Summer Writing Program, Boulder, Colorado, July, 2005

   
 

Lectures/Talks

“From Black Mountain to Boulder: Educational and Social Lineages in Our Times,” History, Lineage & Archive panel at “The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University at 40” Symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, 2014

“The Difficulty of Pleasure: A Whole Life in a Single Work of Art,” Keynote Address given at the conference: REVIEWING BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 6, Asheville, North Carolina, 2014

“Voices of Black Mountain College,” Counterpath, Denver, Colorado, 2014

"Black Mountain College," The Green Arcade, San Francisco, 2013

“Assay : Fort,” This Red Door, Brooklyn, New York, 2013

"Poets in Place," Artist Talk, Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester, Massachussetts, 2012

"Quick Surprise: Some Thoughts on Sextus Propertus and Other Modern Poets," 18th Annual ALSCW conference, Claremont, California, 2012

"Brazilian Concrete Poetry" and Live interview with Augusto de Campos, MoMA, 2012

"Frank O’Hara and Friends: Contemporary Poetry in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s," University of Campinas, Brazil, 2011

"Sextus Propertius and Erotic Love Elegy," University of Campinas, Brazil, 2011

"Working With Others: Trials and Chemistry in Book Form," Collaboration and Artist's Book Conference, University of Caen, Caen, France, 2011

"Artist's Books at Black Mountain College: Taking Control of the Means of Production," Collaboration and Artist's Book Conference, University of Caen, Caen, France, 2011

"Necessary Travels: On Gestural Painting in New York in the Postwar Period," Dusseldorf, 2010

"The Poet's Fate," Poem Present series, University of Chicago, 2006

“Journey to Black Mountain” Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 2004

“Journey to Black Mountain,” Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, North Carolina, 2003

 

 

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