Calvin Marcus (b.1988, San Francisco, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from UCLA in 2015. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at The Power Station, Dallas; Peep-Hole, Milan; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and C L E A R I N G New York.
His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Massimo De Carlo, London; Gagosian, Athens; Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; White Cube, London; and Greene Naftali, New York.
Calvin Marcus’ work is part of the collections of The Whitney Museum, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; MCA, Chicago; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; MoMA, New York; K11, Hong Kong/Shanghai/Beijing; Astrup Fearnley, Oslo; Aishti Foundation, Beirut; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
“It’s not so much social as personal...I’m usually just discovering as I make it...So many things feel unchangeable because of history, or politics. I try to get people to question their daily surroundings, and hope that art helps recalibrate.” - Calvin Marcus, "The Whitney Biennial Called. How Will They Answer?”, New York Times, 2019