Cy Gavin

b. 1985, United States

Born 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cy Gavin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2007), and an MFA from Columbia University, New York (2016). He currently lives and works in upstate New York.

The artist’s first museum solo exhibition was on view at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, in 2021. Other solo presentations of his work have been held at Sargent’s Daughters, New York (2015 and 2016); VNH Gallery, Paris (2018); and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2019).

Gavin’s paintings have also been included in notable group exhibitions, such as High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016); The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2018); Between the Waters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); and Relations: Diaspora and Painting, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (2020).

Gavin’s work is found in prominent public collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and the Rubell Museum, Miami.

[Biography supplied by David Zwirner]

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