Hernan Bas    bio + work

Born in Miami, Florida
Lives and works in Miami


New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 The Dance of the Machine Gun & Other Forms of Unpopular Expression, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection curated by Mark Coetzee, Brooklyn Museum of Art,
Brooklyn, New York

2008 Ask the Sky, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
The Unexplained, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


Rubell Collection, Miami, FL
Mephistopheles at 17, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Saints & Secret Sects, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Saints & Secret Sects, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England


The Great Barrier Wreath, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
A Silent Dirge, Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Dandies, Pansies & Prudes, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY


Once Upon a Time, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
In the Low Light, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Soap Operatic, Moore Space, Miami, FL
As if the Phantom Carres'd Me, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Sometimes With One I Love, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
We may even see the wind together, Scmidt Gallery, University of South Florida, FL

Love in Vein, Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA
First Comes the Blood, Then Come the Boys, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
It's Super Natural, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Hernan's Merit & the Nouveau Sissies, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Slim Fast, Frances Wolfson Gallery, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL (curated by Goran Tomcic)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Wunderland, KadE, Amersfoot, Netherlands


Exhibitions 21: Selections from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Dulcet Clime of the Bedchamber, Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin, Germany
Miami Comes to the Hamptons, Snitzer – Arregui Project, East Hamptons, NY
The Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hamptons, NY
6th Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea


Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Triumph of Painting – Which Reality?, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Size Matters (part 1, XS-recent small-scale paintings) Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,            Peekskill, NY


Breathing Time: Works from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Tulane University Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Mixed Emotions, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Think Warm, Tomio Koyoma Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Paraisos Artificiales Pilar, Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid Spain


New Figuration, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
MoCA and Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Little Odysseys, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Ten, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
New Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Situational Prosthetics, New Langston Arts, San Francisco, CA


Galleon and Other Stories, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Origins of Harold, Deitch Projects, New York NY
Miami Nice, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Happy Days Are Here Again, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddeus Ropec, Salzburg, Austria
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 2004 Biennial (catalog)
Happy Days are Here Again, David Zwirner, New York, NY
The Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, The New Museum, New York, NY
New Painting 2004, Victoria Miro, London, England
Miami Nice, Emmanuel Perottin Gallery, Paris, France

Women Beware Women, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Todays Man, John Connely Presents, New York, NY
Made in Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Friends and Family, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
Dangerous Beauty, The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York, NY
Champion, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
AOP 2002: The 37th Art on Paper Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensborough, NC

Fast Forward, projects at the Nash Hotel Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Humid, (curated by Dominic Molon, curator, MOCA, Chicago), Moore Building, Miami, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Making Art in Miami:Travels in Hyperreality, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL (curated by Bonnie Clearwater) catalogue
Robot, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Ob-la-di-Ob-la-da, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL (curated by Gean Moreno)
Young Miami, Wooster Projects, New York, NY
The Home Show, 890 NE 90th Street, Miami, FL
Departing Perspectives, Espirito Santo Building, Miami, FL (curated by Fred Snitzer)

Wish You Were Here, Box Forum, Miami, FL
TRANScontinENTal, Galerie, Montreal, Quebec
Superfantastic 7, The Dirt Room, Kansas City, OH

The Fashion Issue: four simple steps towards younger looking skin, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Frank: an adj. Connoting...Superfantastic, Baltimore, Maryland Group Show, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Public Collections

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Brooklyn Museaum, Brooklyn, NY
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
George Lindemann Collection, Miami, FL
Livia and Marc Straus Collection, The Hudson Valley Center for Cont. Art, Peekskill, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


2008 Douglas, Sarah. "A Soft Landing at Frieze?" ARTINFO, 15 Oct.
"The Power 100: Don & Mera Rubell." ArtReview, Nov.

2007 Hernan Bas, Rubell Family Collection, 2007

Turner, Elisa. "The Hardy Boys Meet the Sea Nymphs, "ARTNews, January.


Fernandez, Enrique and Fabiola Santiago, "Miami Makes the Scene,", The Miami Herald, November 30.
Guida, Humberto. "In a Class by Themselves," Art Basel Miami Beach.
Turner, Elisa. "Made in Miami", The Miami Herald, October 9.
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos. "Big Man on Canvas, " Miami New Times, November 10-16
Turner, Elisa. "Global Art Locally: Rubell Collection Showcases Miami Artists," The Miami Herald, June 26
Triff, Alfredo. "Cracking Stereotypes," Miami New Times, June 1
Ellis, Patricia. Triumph of Painting - Part III , Saatchi Gallery, London.
Clearwater, Bonnie. MoCA and Miami . Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL.
Sommeryns, Omar. "The Miami Art World is Vapid Like a Soap Opera - Hernan Bas is not," www.ignoremagazine.com , July issue.
Hughes, Robert J. "Up and Coming: Hernan Bas, Artist," Weekend Journal, The Wall Street Journal, February 25, W1.
Tschida, Anne. "Color Does Wild Dance at the Moore Space," The Miami Herald, February 8.


Soap-Operatic , Hernan Bas , introduction by Silvia Karman Cubina, texts by Nancy Spector, Massiliano Gioni and Hernan Bas
Rosenberg, Karen. "Rothko Triumphed Renoir," New York, December 20-27, p 84.
Schambelan, Elizabeth. "Hernan Bas, Daniel Reich Gallery," ArtForum, December, Best 2004 issue.
Diaz-Balart, Anna-Maria. "The Mind of An Artist," Loft, December, pp 24-26.
"Talent: Boys Gone Wild," New York, September 20, p 89.
Juarez, Roberto. "Artists on Artists: Roberto Juarez on Hernan Bas," The Bomb, Summer, pp 14-15.
"Turn up the Bas," 95 East, Spring 2004, p 72.
Amber, David. "Bas Relief," New Times Broward Palm Beach, April 1-7.
Turner, Elisa. "Critic's Pick," The Miami Herald, March 12.
"Hunting Season Opens," The New York Times: Arts & Leisure. March 7.
Güner, Fisun. "Young Pros," Evening Standard: MetroLife, London, April 14.
Hackworth, Nick. "Touch of Zen with No Zing," Evening Standard, London, April.
Sumpier, Helen. "Painting 2004: Victoria Miro East End," Time Out London, April.
Dupuy, Pascale. "Miami S'Expose," Elle, February, pp 102-103.
Turner, Elisa. "Amazing Journey," Tropical Life, The Miami Herald , January 19. Cover Story.
Kangas, Matthew. "Humor, social commentary leave lasting impression," The Seattle Times, January 9. 
Cotter, Holland. "Duck It's Whitney Biennial Season Again," New York Times, March 7, 2004


Feinstein, Roni. "Report From Miami," Art in America, December, p 56.
"Best Solo Show: Hernan Bas, First Comes the Blood Then Come the Boys ," Sun Post, December 13.
"Whitney Announces Biennial Artists," Art in America, December, p 128.
Russell, Candice. "South Florida Cultural Consortium Recipients," South Florida Times, October, p 20.
Cotter, Holland. "By and About Men, and They're Running With It," The New York Times, August 8.
Turner, Elisa. "The Joys of Summer," The Miami Herald, August 3, 2003, 3M.
Cohen, Michael. "The New Gothic: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps," Flash Art, July September, Vol. XXXVI, No. 231, pp 108-110.
"Galleries-Downtown: 'Women Beware Women,'" The New Yorker, December 1 and December 13.
Schwendener, Martha. "Women Beware Women," Time Out New York, December 4-11, Issue No. 427.
Jana, Reena. "Miami," art on paper, January, p 68.
Turner, Elisa. "Consortium Surprises, as Usual," Miami Herald, August 3.


Street Miami, March 29-April 4.
'Smoke & Mirrors': Art in Magic City," Miami Herald: The Ticket, July 5.
"Art Basel and Beyond: Highlights," Street Miami, December 6-12.
Jana, Reena. "Gallery Walk: Miami," Art on Paper, April.
Kinsella, Eileen. "Wise Buys," ARTnews, Summer.
Ocaña, Damarys. "Humid," Art Papers Magazine, March/April.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Hernan Bas," tema celeste, #96, p 93.
Robinson, Walter. "More From Miami," artnet.com, December 9.
Triff, Alfredo. "Summer Fashion," Miami New Times: Art, July 25-31.
Turner, Elisa. "Sharp FIU Exhibit Nails Complex Human Condition," Miami Herald: Visual Arts, January 19.
Turner, Elisa. "Hardy Boys Meet Teen Angst," Miami Herald: Living & Arts, April.
"Independent Events: Art Basel Miami Beach," Miami Herald, December 1.
"Ear Candy," Street Miami: Art Listings, January 11-17.
Ocaña, Damarys. "Boy Story: Hernan Bas Keeps the narrative about sexuality going at Snitzer show," The Street, December 27, 2002 - January 2, 2003, p 64.


Moreno, Gean, "Miami," Art Papers Magazine, November/December.
Ocaña, Damarys. "Artist's Works are SlimFast Pickings," Street Miami, January 5-11.
Ocaña, Damarys. "Gender Benders," Street Miami: Artseen.
Sirgado, Miguel A., "Los Escenarios Apacibles de Hernan Bas," El Nuevo Herald: Artes Y Letras, July.
Triff, Alfredo. "Hernan's Merit andthe Nouveau Sissies," Miami new Times: Art.
'Nouveau Sissies' on Display," Miami Herald: The Ticket, July 6.


"Robot," Miami Herald: The Ticket, December 1.
"An Artistic Ode to Miami," Street Miami: Artseen, December 22-26.
Halden, Loann. "Travels in Hernanland," Miami: Only in TWN.
Turner, Elisa. "MoCA's Heart, Art, Right at Home in Miami," Miami Herald: Living and Arts, November 29.