Matthew Marks Gallery

Leidy Churchman

Leidy Churchman is a painter whose many subjects have included landscapes, advertisements, online videos, Tibetan Buddhism, nature photos, scientific diagrams, and even the work of other artists. In spite of this seeming all-inclusiveness, Churchman’s subjects are conspicuously personal, more like a browser history than an encyclopedia. Churchman has spoken of painting as part of a larger exploration of consciousness, a quest to expand what is knowable.

One byproduct of this quest has been a redefinition of what is paintable. Churchman’s pursuit of the universal starts with the specific. The artist has said, “When we look up at the sky everything we see is the past and has already died a thousand, million, or billions of years ago. The paintings seem like this, a stage of things that have already happened but seem to be playing out in real time before us.”

Leidy Churchman (b. 1979) was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and lives and works in New York. Churchman’s work has been shown at museums including MoMA PS1 in New York, Museum Brandhorst in Munich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. One-person exhibitions include the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, the Boston University Art Gallery, the Hessel Museum at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Selected Works

Exhibitions

LEIDY CHURCHMAN
New You

March 11–April 23, 2022

523 West 24th Street
New York

LEIDY CHURCHMAN
Earth Bound

February 21–April 18, 2020

522 West 22nd Street
New York

Group Exhibitions

LEIDY CHURCHMAN, ALEX DA CORTE, MICHEL MAJERUS, MERET OPPENHEIM, MARTIN PURYEAR, PAUL SIETSEMA

September 11–October 23, 2021

522 West 22nd Street
New York

ONE HUNDRED DRAWINGS

November 8, 2019–January 18, 2020

523 West 24th Street
New York

PAINTING: NOW AND FOREVER, PART III

June 28–August 17, 2018

522 West 22nd Street
523 West 24th Street
526 West 22nd Street
New York

Books

ONE HUNDRED DRAWINGS

Posters

PAINTING: NOW AND FOREVER, PART III