John Knight

Born in 1945 in Hollywood, CA.
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA.


Education

1973 University of California. MFA


Monographs and Catalogues

2014
Rottman, André. John Knight. Cambridge: MIT.


Selected Bibliography

2013
Montassut, Edouard. “John Knight.” Mousse Issue 39. Summer: 190.

2012
Knight, John. Whitney Biennial 2012. Eds. Elisabeth Sussman, Jay Sanders. New
York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012. 166-67.

2011
Foster, Hal, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and David Joselit. Art Since 1900. 2nd ed. London
"Autotypes," catalog, Greene Naftali.
Cohen, Luke. "GROUNDBREAKING! On John Knight at Greene Naftali, New York." Texte Zur Kunst, September: 223.
"John Knight." Artforum. April 26: Web.

2010
Buchloh, H.D. Benjamin, catalog essay. “Art Belg et Conceptual Daledien: An Abecedarium(incomplete)”,
Haus der Kunst München, Verlag Walter König
Tischer, Jenni, “Die Kunst, Sich Selbst in Frage zu Stellen”,
Uber Utopia und Monument II.
Uber die Virtuositat des Offentlichen, review. Texte zur Kunst N° 80
Kotz, Liz, “Schilderwald: Über How Many Billboards? Art in Stead, im Stadtraum von Los
Angeles”, review. Texte Zur Kunst No 80
“How many Billboards? Art in Stead”, exhibition catalog. Mak Center for Art and
Architecture, Los Angeles at the Schindler House
Cotter, Holland. "Mysteries and Obscurities, Many by Ghosts." The New York Times. July
28.

2009
Martin, Alberto, “Modernologies”, review. Camera Austria.
Knight, Christopher, “John Knight’s critique of the world’s banking system”, review. Los
Angeles Times, October 16.
“Institutional Critique: an anthology of artists’ writings”, Alexander Alberro and Blake
Stimson. MIT Press.
“In Vivo,” catalog, City of Albuquerque
“Jay Sanders reads John Knight,” interview, Parkett n° 86, Fall
“Modernologies: Contemporary artists researching modernity and modernism,” exhibition
catalog. Museum d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

2008
Llano, Pedro de, “Cold Cuts: John Knight”, review. Afterall Issue 19, Autumn
“Ambition D’Art.” Jean Louis Maubant. Les presses du réel
Buchloh, Benjamin H.D., “Countert-Propaganda”, review. Texte Zur Kunst n°70
Weskott, Hanne, “Den Schlüssel, bitte! John Knight’s kryptische Schriftzuge in der Galerie
Schöttle”, review. Süddeutsche Zeitung
Hafner, Hans-Jurgen, “Ritter der Lettern”, review. Artnet 13 May
“John Knight ‘cocina’ en el EACC los menús del imperialismo”, Le Mundo/Castellon al Dia
“Cold Cuts”, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló [EACC]
Hoffmann, Jens, “For Sale”, catalog essay. Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Benzakin, Joël, “je preferenais ne pas...Bernard Bazile Pierre Huyghe John Knight”, catalog
essay. Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles
Dubois, Colette, “je préférerais ne pas”, review, Hart
Lorent, Claude, “Le beau faux réel”, review, La Libre Belgique
Daele, Irgrid van, “Het Krediet van de Kolonisator”, Knack

2007
“30/40: A Selection of Forty Artists From Thirty Years At The Marian Goodman Gallery,”
exhibition catalog, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
“Commitment”, exhibition catalog, De Garage, Melchlen Culturecentrum, Strombeek.
“L’emprise du Lieu,” exhibition catalog, Domaine Pommery, Reims.

2006
Lambrecht, Luk, “Adjusted for Inflation,” review, Knack, nr. 41.
“Los Angeles: 1955 – 1985”, exhibition catalog, Centre Pompidou.
“Intitutional critique and After”. John Welchman, Isabelle graw, Alexander Alberro.
Jrp/Ringier.
“Art after Conceptual Art”, Alexander Alberro and Sabeth Buchmann. MIT Press.

2005
“Art Since 1900: Modernism Antimoderism and Postmoderism” Thames & Hudson Ltd.,
London.
"Who's afraid of JK" interview, Benjamin Buchloh, Isabelle Graw, John Knight. Texte Zur
Kunst n° 59

2001
Alberro, Alexander. “Meaning at the Margins: The Semiological Inversions of John
Knight,” catalog essay. Storm King Art Center.
Buchloh, Benjamin H.D., “Knight’s Negations,”catalog essay. Storm King Art Center.
Rorimer, Anne. “New Art in the 60’s and 70’s: Redefining Reality,” Thames & Hudson
Ltd., London, pp.264-268.

2000
Buchloh, Benjamin H. D., “Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry: Essays European and
American Art from 1955 to 1975,” October Book, The MIT Press, pp. 285-304.

1999
“So Faraway, So Close”, review, De Witte Raaf 79, May-June, p. 29.
Alberro, Alexander. “American Fine Arts”, review. Artforum, February, pg. 99-100.
Johnson, Ken. “John Knight”, review, New York Times, October 23.
Nassau, Lawrence. “John Knight”, review, NY Arts, December, pg. 15.
Swanson, Carl. “Fragrant Art Show”, review, The New York Observer, November 2.

1997
Davies, Hugh and Onorato, Ron. “Blurring the Boundries: Installation Art 1969-1996”,
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

1996
“Encore (Xm2)”, catalog, Encore...Bruxelles & Stijl.
Pelzer, Birgit. “The Irresistible Appeal of Utility”, catalog essay, Encore… Bruxelles.
Rey, Gina y Coyula, Mario. “Sobre Ranas Amigas Y Timbres de Bicicleta”, catalog
introduction, Campagne.
Ginneken, Lily van. “John Knight bikes with a critical eye through public space in The
Hague”, catalog introduction, Campagne.

1995
“5 jaar kunst in de openbare ruimte 1990 - 1995”, stroom haags centrum voor beeldende
kunst, Den Haag.
Goldstein, Ann and Rorimer, Anne . “Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975” catalog
text, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Urbach, Henry. “Just Looking”, review, Village Voice, June 6, Vol. XL, no. 23, pg. 80.
Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art”, review, New York Times (The Living Arts), October 20, B10.

1994
Coyula, Miguel. “Croac, Croac, Ring, Ring”, article, Carte de La Habana, No. 4.
DellaFlora, Anthony. “Intangible conception”, article, Albuquerque Journal, 13 March.
DellaFlora, Anthony. “Artist Ponders Public Reaction to Interactive Work” article,
Albuquerque Journal, 13 March.
“Haagse fietsbellen verscheeptnaar Cuba”, note, STROOM Journal no. 3, Spring.
Lambrecht, Luk. “Laurent Chambert en Allan Sekula in One Five”, review, De Morgen, 8
July.
Leen, Frederik. “Unfinished. John Knight et la position du nom propre dans la
negociation entre les moments structurels et histroiques du proces esthetique,
essay, Expose, no. 1.
Rorimer, Ann. “Questioning the Structure: The Museum Content as Content”, text, Art
apart: Art Institutions and Ideology Across England and North America”, Marcia
Pointon (Ed.), Manchester University Press, Manchester & New York, 1994.
Schlies, Dianne. letters to the arts, Albuquerque Journal, 28 March.1993
Fietsbel als ruilobjeet. Industrieel Ontwepen, May-June 1993, pg. 10.
Dillon, Kurt. “The Site of the Bicycle”, interview, Archis, May.
“Kikker aan het stuur laat Den Haag Kwaken”, article, Haagsche Courant, 23 January.
Levinson, Sandra. “Bicycle bells - from The Hague to Havana”, article Cuba Update,
Summer.
Saltzstein, Katherine. “Carpet Artist’s Well-Heeled Idea for Art”, article Albuquerque
Journal, 1 March.
Verbaan, Danny. “Fietsbel als kwakend protest”, article, Haagsche Courant, 14 May.1992
Brayer, Marie-Ange. “John Knight”, interview, Artefactum, Vol. 9 no. 42, February-March.
Colpitt, Frances. “John Knight at Richard Kuhlenschmidt gallery”, review, Art in America, no. 7, July.
Dillon, Kurt. “The Site of the Bicycle”, Revolution Y Cultura interview, Fall.
Kandel, Susan. review, Arts Magazine, Aprl.
Kremer, Mark. “Yours Truly, ready Made...”, catalog text, Het Kruithuis, Museum voor
Hedendaagse Kunst.
“Lucht Pompen Bij Beninestation”, photo-document, Haagsche Courant, 21 March.
Perreau, David. “J. Knight/H. Steinbach”, review, Kanal Europe August.
Vinci, John. “Exhibiting Spaces”, Forum International, no. 13, May.
Zellen, Jody. review, Visions, Fall, 1992, pg. 34.

1991
Benzakin, Joel. Knight - Steinbach (catalog), interviews, Palais des Beaux Arts, April.
Lambrecht, Luk. Galerie Roger Pailhas, review, Paris, Forum International, no. 7, March
April, p. 76.
Lambrecht, Luk. “Antichambres”, review, Knack, 17 April.
Lorent, Claude. “L’art conceptuel et apres?”, Journal et Independence, 17 April.
Mulders, Wim van. “Knight en Steinbach neefjes van Duchamp?”, review, Kunst en
Cultuur, April, p. 40-43.
O’Brien, John. “Bienvenido”, article, Artspace, March-April, p. 35-38
Sompel, Ronald van de. “John Knight en Haim Steinbach: de dekorative waarde van
Ready Made”, review, De Morgen, 12 April.
Soulillou, Jacques. Galerie Roger Pailhas”, review, Art Press, no. 154, January, p. 86. 1990
Blase, Christoph. “Werbebotschaft”, review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 30 April.
Bouisset, Maiten. “JK Artiste/Artisan”, review, Beaux Arts, no. 77, March.
Bryant, Edward. “John Knight: Federal Style at Kuhlenschmidt Gallery Los Angeles”,
Artspace, January-February, p. 30-34.
“Benjamin Buchloh over JK”, Metropolis, no. 4, September/October 1990, p. 46-49.
Cooke, Lynne. “Rotterdam, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art: Guillaume Bijl,
John Knight”, review, Burlington Magazine, August, p. 596-597.
“Das Alphabet at immer recht”, Galerij Michelin Szwajcer, review, Kunst Bulletin, no. 6,
June.
Diep, tri Tran. “John Knight: de chaque cote des miroirs”, review Liberation (Lyon), 18
January.
Drent, Henk. “Bestaat Rotterdam Wel?”, Het Vrije Wolk, 9 April.
Jacobs, Cornee. “John Knight: Verdelen van Ruimte is Ook Macht” review, Utrechts
Nieuwsblad, 12 May.
Jansen, Bert. “Een Uitzicht op een Mogelijke Kunst Wereld”, review Algemeen Dagblad, 18
May.
Jarmusch, Ann. “His Work Frosts Museum Staff Too”, review San Diego Tribune, 5
December.
Lambrecht, Luk. “Dubbelzinning”, review, Knack, 9 May.
Lambrecht, Luk. “John Knight et le Nouveau Musee”, review, Forum International,
February.
Schoone, Heleen. “Rotterdam in Kaart”, review, Magazijn, April.
Stiemer, Flora. “Gresverkenning van John Knight Verveelt”, review Algemeen Dagblad, 19
April. 1989
Bost, Bernadette. “Les treize idees de JK”, review, Le Monde16 December.
“John Knight au Nouveau Musee”, Le Progres (Lyon), 24 November.
“Les treize travaux de John Knight”, review, Le Progres, 18 December.
Rorimer, Anne. “Photography-Language Context: Prelude to the 1980’s”catalog text, A
Forest of Signs, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, p. 148-49.
Rorimer, Anne. “John Knight: Designating the site”, catalog text Le Noveau Musee
Villeurbanne, November. 1988
Bryant, Edward. “An installation by John Knight at Hoshour Gallery” article, Artspace,
Spring.
Gintz, Claude. “From Site Specificity to Site Reflexiveness”, catalog text Maison de la
Culture et de la Communication, November.
Javault, Patrick. “Knight, Lawler, les lessons d’une confrontation” review, Art Press,
January.
Wagemans, Fred. “KunstRAI 1988”, review, Haagse Post, no. 20-21 May, p. 92.1987
Apuleo, Vito. “Non in Codice, Industria e Natura”, review Il Messaggiero, 27 October, p.
34.
Bakargiev, Carolyn Christov. “Non Richeidono un Codice i Nuovi Americani”, interview, Il
Giornale dell’Arte, no. 49, October
Bos, Saskia & Edna van Duij. “Through the Back door”, note, De Appel no. 2, p. 23.
Buren, Daniel. “Essay”, catalog, Hoshour Gallery, December.
Cameron, Dan. “Semblance and Residue; Sculpture by John Knight paintings by John McCracken”, article, Arts Magazine, January.
Clark, William. “Gallery Exhibits Wall-to-Wall Art”, review Albuquerque Journal, 20
December.
Gils, Jac van. “Pleidooi voor Waarachtige Avant-garde”, review, De Morgen, 18 September.
H. B. “Duel avec les Armes de la Critique”, review, La Tribune (St. Etienne), 17 November.
Kohmoto, Shinji. “JK’s Shimado”, catalog text, Gallery Shimada Yamaguchi, Japan.
Lambertini, Luigi. “E L’Arte non Vuole il Codice”, review, Il Giornale dell’Arte, 25 October.
Leen, Fred. “Intentie en Rationale Vorm”, catalog text, Fabriek van Dooren, Mol,
September, p. 17.
Migayrou, Frederic. “Les dimensions ordinaires”, catalog text, p. 31 Manufacture des
Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne.
Panicelli, Ida. “Sei Artisti Statunitensi dalla Fotografia al Design” review, La Republica
(Trovaroma), 17 October, p. 40.
Panicelli, Ida. “Sono sei Americani pero ‘Non en Codice’”, review, La Repbublica
(Trovaroma), 24 October, p. 44.

1986
Apple, Jackie. “El Mundo: Un Gran Espectaculo”, article, Artnif (Argentina), Fall, p. 46.
Brenson, Michael. Marian Goodman Gallery, review, New York Times 5 December.
Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. “Knight’s Moves: Situating the Art/Object” catalog text, Marian
Goodman Gallery, November 1986.
Graham, Dan. “Design as Art/Art as Design” article, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh also
Museumjournaal, no. 3 & 4.

1984
Gordon, Kim. “Turning the Conversation”, catalog text, LAICA Journal no. 40, p. 105
109.
Graham, Dan. “On John Knight’s Journals Work”, catalog text, LAICA Journal, no. 40, p.
110-111.
Pincus, Robert. “A parody of Marketing Techniques”, review Los Angeles Times, 25
September.
Singerman, Howard. LAICA exhibition, review, Artforum, no. 4 December, p. 93.

1983
Artner, Alan G. Renaissance Society exhibition, review, Chicago Tribune, 21 October.
Claura, Michel. “A Pierre et Marie”, article, Public, no. 1, p. 20-21.
Haydon, Harold. “Dinner Plates serve up Commercial Craft as Fine Arts” review, Chicago
Sun Times, 28 October.
Rorimer, Anne. “Anne Rorimer on John Knight”, catalog text, The Renaissance Society at
University of Chicago.

1982
Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. “Documenta 7: A Dictionary of Received Ideas” review, October
22, Fall, p. 124-25.
Claura, Michel. Documenta 7 (catalog), text, Summer, vol. I & II p. 284-85 and 176-77.
Kishner, Judith Russi. “74th American Exhibition”, review, Artforum no. 2, October, p. 75.
Rorimer, Anne. 74th American Exhibition (catalog), introduction, The Art Institute of
Chicago, June, p. 10 & 29.

1981
Graham, Dan. “Signs”, article, Artforum, no. 8 April 1981, p. 40.

1977
Knight, John. “14 September - 16 October 1977”, book, Otis Art Institute at Los Angeles.

1973
Seldis, Henry J. review. Art Walk, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9
Wilson, William. review. Art Walk, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 2