About

Thomas Duncan is an independent curator and writer living in Los Angeles.                   For professional resume, click here.                                                                                     To view the Thomas Duncan Gallery archive, click here.

Writing

Essays

“A Regime of Signs: Blake Rayne and Parasitic Painting” (forthcoming essay)

“Material Soul: The Art of Josh Tonsfeldt,” Flash Art, Vol. 50, No. 319 (March-April 2018) (forthcoming essay)

“@richardhawkins01,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 8 (May 2017), pp. 12-17

Planned Obsolescence: The Non-Durational Art of Antek Walczak (2010-2016)

“Nikolas Gambaroff, Michael Krebber, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne,” exhibition catalogue, Bergen Kunsthall, 2010, pp. 12-17

“Ya Es Hora,” Tokion, Vol. 2, No. 5 (Summer 2008)

“Body of Work, Work of Body: The Art of Franz West,” exhibition catalogue, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Parada de Tibães, Portugal, 2007

Interviews

“Revalue, Reanimate, and Recirculate: Interview with Cooper Jacoby” Mousse, April 10, 2017

“Depths Plumbed: Interview with Julien Nguyen,” Flash Art, September 16, 2016 

Reviews

“Vivian Suter and Elizabeth Wild at Karma International,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, October 25, 2017

“A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace at Park View,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, September 12, 2017

“LA in Venice: Mark Bradford at the United States Pavilion,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 9 (August 2017)

“Blackout at Ibid,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, June 21, 2017

“Dianna Molzan at Kristina Kite,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, May 25, 2017 

“Olga Balema at Hannah Hoffman Gallery,” Flash Art, Vol. 49, No. 314 (May 2017) pp. 94-95

“Chadwick Rantanen at team (bungalow),” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, March 30, 2017

“Die Kränken at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, March 16, 2017

“Creature at The Broad,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 7 (February 2017) pp. 44-49

“Sam Durant at Blum & Poe,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, February 1, 2017

“Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks,” Flash Art, Vol. 49, No. 312 (January/February 2017) pp. 74-75

“Nate Lowman at Maccarone,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

“Maggie Lee at 356 Mission,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, October 12, 2016

“Andrea Büttner at David Kordansky,” Flash Art, September 23, 2016 

“The Soft Shoe at Rainbow in Spanish,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, September 14, 2016

“Barry Johnston at Overduin & Co.,” Flash Art, Vol. 49, No. 310 (September/October 2016) pp.98-99

“Bone Structure at AA|LA,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, August 10, 2016 

“Daniel Richter at Regen Projects,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, July 14, 2016

Curated exhibitions

Towers of Dub (Live Orbient 03.09.93)
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
February 27 – March 21, 2015
Artists: Olga Balema, Tom Humphreys, Win McCarthy, Emanuel Röhss,
José Rojas, J. Parker Valentine

Long Instant Short Hour
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
November 1 – December 21, 2013
Artists: Heather Guertin, Zak Prekop, Josh Tonsfeldt

Avant de rentrer, il faut incendier la maison
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
June 21 – August 31, 2013
Artists: Kerstin Brätsch, Nikolas Gambaroff, Lucas Knipscher, Nick Mauss, Charles Mayton, Marie Michaels (Valerie Snobeck and Bradley Kronz), Sean Paul,
Clement Rodzielski, Nora Schultz, Valerie Snobeck

Needles in the Camel’s Eye
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
July 14 – September 8, 2012
Artists: Steven Baldi, Nina Beier, Andy Boot, Roe Ethridge, Sean Kennedy, Lucas Knipscher, Michael Krebber, Charles Mayton, Carter Mull, Pamela Rosenkranz,
Anri Sala, Asha Schechter, Jesse Willenbring, Viola Yesiltaç

I Think and That is All That I Am
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
January 20 – March 10, 2012
Artists: Steven Baldi, Walead Beshty, Nathan Hylden, Lucas Knipscher,
Scott Lyall, Zak Prekop, Chadwick Rantanen, Blake Rayne, Carissa Rodriguez, Valerie Snobeck, Fredrik Værslev

Gambaroff / Krebber / Quaytman / Rayne
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
November 5 – December 22, 2010
Artists: Nikolas Gambaroff, R.H. Quaytman, Michael Krebber, Blake Rayne
Publication with essay by exhibition co-curators Thomas Duncan, Solveig Øvstebø, and Steinar Sekkingstad

You Were There
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
July 9 – August 13, 2010
Artists: Rita Ackermann, Justin Adian, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Josh Smith

What Where
Campoli Presti, Paris / London
February 6 – March 3, 2010 (Paris)
February 9 – March 20, 2010 (London)
Artists: Tauba Auerbach, Alex Hubbard, Nathan Hylden, Zak Prekop

Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object
Gagosian, New York
September 23 – December 20, 2008
Artists: Roger Ballen, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Shannon Ebner, Peter Fischli & David Weiss,Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Anne Hardy, Leslie Hewitt, László Moholy-Nagy, Carter Mull, Vik Muniz, Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida, Cindy Sherman, David Smith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sara VanDerBeek, James Welling

Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage
Gagosian, New York
November 12, 2007 – January 26, 2008
Artists: Rita Ackermann, Alex Bag, John Bock, Tobias Buche, Anthony Burdin, Dexter Dalwood, Jim Drain, Thomas Eggerer, Cerith Wyn Evans, Keith Farquhar,
Tom Friedman, Gelitin, Isa Genzken, Tue Greenfort, Mark Grotjahn, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Charline von Heyl, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christian Holstad, Nathan Hylden, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Gabriel Kuri, Jim Lambie, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy & Benjamin Weissman, Jason Meadows, Josephine Meckseper, Matt Mullican, Albert Oehlen, Paulina Olowska, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Collier Schorr, Paul Sietsema, Frances Stark, Gabriel Vormstein, Nicole Wermers, Franz West, T.J. Wilcox

Quotidian
Buia Gallery, New York
February 23 – March 31, 2007
Artists: John Bock, Mike Bouchet, Sarah Braman, Anthony Burdin, Peter Coffin, Bjorn Copeland, Claire Fontaine, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Jim Lambie, Gabriel Orozco, Franz West