b. 1935, New Zealand / USA
Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand’s most recognised painters. He has been based in New York since the early 1970s and continues to exhibit regularly in the US and throughout New Zealand. He is well represented in major collections around the world, most significantly in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the National Gallery of Art of Australia, Melbourne, the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, and the Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Along with his inclusion in the exhibition The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York (2009), his solo exhibition in the series The Word of God at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011) illustrates his increasing international significance.
In New Zealand Gimblett has a prominent profile. The Auckland Art Gallery hosted a survey exhibition of his works in 2002 and his works are held in the collections of all major public institutions. In 2015 he was named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Art.
Gimblett is the subject of several publications including the monograph Max Gimblett (Craig Potton and Gow Langsford Gallery, 2002), Max Gimblett: The Brush of All Things (Auckland Art Gallery, 2004) Workspace (Charta, 2010) and Max Gimblett (Charta, 2013).
Max Gimblett courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery who have represented him since 1988.