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Warren bio

WARREN ISENSEE (b. 1956 in Asheville, NC) studied architecture at the University of Oklahoma before majoring in painting and graphic design. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1999. He was included in the 2007 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, receiving a Purchase Award.

Recent solo exhibitions include “A Decade of Drawings,” Danese/Corey, New York, NY; “Warren Isensee: New Drawings,” Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and “Deja View,” Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL.

His numerous group exhibitions include “Colored Pencil,” McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY; “Casheesh,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “Fool the Eye,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY; “All Hell Breaks Loose,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “The Warmth of Winter,” The National Arts Club, New York, NY; “Black and Blue Plus Orange,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “Dialogues: Drawings and Works on Paper,” Satellite Contemporary Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; “Geometrix: Line, Form, Subversion,” Curator’s Office @ Gallery 2112, Washington DC; “Manmade,” Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX; “Hanging Paper,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “If Not For You,” Curated by Sue & Phil Knoll at Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “Infinity Mirror,” Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; “Twenty by Sixteen,” Curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; “Geometric Obsession,” Curated by Robert Morgan, Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina; “House,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “Twenty by Sixteen,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “Allure,” Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA; “AUGUST a Haze Amniotic Our Dream Aether & Lens of Distance,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; “The Beatles,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; and “Grey Full,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY.

His work is included in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N Y; Jack S. Blanton Musum, Austin, TX; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Neuberger Berman, New York, NY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; Nerman Museum of Art, Overland Park, KS; Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY; Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA; and The West Collection, Oaks, PA.

Warren Isensee lives and works in New York, NY.