Narrative Biography

Gabriele Evertz (b. 1945 Berlin, Germany) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Evertz has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and nationally in the United States. Her recent museum exhibitions include the Columbus Museum (Columbus, OH), Heckscher Museum (Huntington, NY), Hillwood Art Museum (Brookville, NY), Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Baton Rouge, LA), MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Museo de Art Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Osthaus Museum Hagen (Hagen, Germany), Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), and Ulrich Museum (Wichita, KS).

Evertz’s work is included in many public collections worldwide, such as the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Ewing Gallery / University of Tennessee Knoxville, Hallmark Collection, Harvard University Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Modern Art / Library Special Collection, New York Public Library, New Jersey State Museum, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Phillips Collection, Princeton University Library, St. Lawrence University Art Museum, Stiftung für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst (Zürich), Whitney Museum of American Art, and Wilhelm Hack Museum, among others.

In addition to her painting practice, Evertz is a Professor Emerita at Hunter College, City University of New York, where she was a Professor of Art and Painting in the Department of Art & Art History from 1990-2018. She is a key protagonist in the renowned Hunter Color School alongside other color painters, including Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. Over the past fifteen years, Evertz has curated several critically-acclaimed artist retrospectives and exhibitions, including Dual Current: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture; Visual Sensations: Robert Swain Paintings, 1967-2010; Presentational Painting III; Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Nonobjective Painting (co-curated with Michael Fehr); Set in Steel: The Sculpture of Antoni Milkowski; and Mac Wells: Light into Being (co-curated with Robert Swain).