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David Walter McDermott

1952 Born in Hollywood, California
1970-74 University of Syracuse, New York

Peter Thomas McGough

1958 Born in Syracuse, New York
1976 University of Syracuse, New York
1978 The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 McDermott & McGough: Suspicious of rooms without music or atmosphere, Cheim & Read, New York (1/17- 2/23/13)

2012 McDermott & McGough - In Dreams You’re Mine, Galerie Jerôme de Noirmont, Paris (11/23/12- 1/23/13)

2011 Of Being and Beauty, Cheim & Read, New York (1/7-2/12/11)
An Experience Of Amusing Chemistry, Photographs 1990 - 1890, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow (3/19-4/24/11)

2010 26 Sandymount Avenue, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (10/20-12/8/10)
What You Mean To Me, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (6/3-7/3/10)

2009 Without You I Am Nothing, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (6/4-7/22/09)
Detroit: Carbro Prints 1958, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis (10/9-11/7/10)

2008 Because of Him, Cheim & Read, New York (3/21 – 4/26/08)
McDermott & McGough – An Experience of Amusing Chemistry: Photographs 1990-1890, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2/6 – 4/27/08)
Detroit: Carbro Prints 1958, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York (4/3- 5/17/08); traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (10/4/08- 1/11/09)

2007 Please Don’t Stop Loving Me!, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (1/19 – 3/15/07)

2006 McDermott & McGough: A True Story Based on Lies, Cheim & Read, New York (1/12 – 2/11/06)

2004 New Photographs, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam (4/17-5/22/04)

2003 Hitler & Homosexuals – The Lust That Comes from Nothing, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

2002 A History of Photography, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (11/22/01 – 1/25/02)
The Lust That Comes from Nothing, American Fine Arts, New York

2001 The Lust That Comes from Nothing, American Fine Arts Co / PHAG Inc, New York (11/8-12/8/01)

2000 The Deep Future … The Deep Past, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (6/8 – 9/14/00)

1998 Europa. The Lust that Comes from Nothing, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (3/27 – 5/29/98)

1997 Messers McDermott & McGough, Paintings, Photographs and Time Experiment 1950, Provincial Museum of Modern Art, Ostende, Belgium (11/22/97- 1/1/98)
Conspiracy Paintings, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

1996 1936, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Charta, Milan, Italy
Art 27’96, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, May – June

1993 Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
Fahey – Klein Gallery, Los Angeles (9/10 – 10/16/93)
Robert Klein, Boston, MA

1992 The Art Show, Seventh Regiment Armory, Sperone Westwater,
New York
Alice Campbell’s Hollywood, .Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris
Messers McDermott & McGough: Mammoth-Plate Gum-Bichromate Prints, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Messers McDermott & McGough: Mammoth Photographs, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1991 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Art 22’91, Gian Enzo Sperone, Basel, Switzerland

1990 Chicago Art Exposition, Sperone Westwater, Chicago, IL
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York


1989 Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1988 Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

1987 Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

1986 Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

1985 Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Last Night, curated by Merrill Mahan, Salomon Contemporary, New York (1/16 - 2/15/14)

2012 McDermott & McGough and Jack Pierson: The Palm Beach Story, or What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, (2/18/12-3/31/12)
Naked Men, touring exhibition, Leopold Museum, Wien, Austria (10/19/12- 1/28/13)
L’Histoire est à Moi!, Printemps de Septembre, Espace EDF Bazacle, Toulouse, France (9/28- 10/21/12)
L’Art d’aimer, de la seduction à la volupté, Palais Lumière, Evian, France (6/16- 9/23/12)
Blanche est la couleur. Hommage à Thomas Gleb (1912- 1991), Passage de Retz, Pairs (3/21- 4/29/12)
Portraits/Self-Portraits from the 16th to the 21st Century, Sperone Westwater, New York (1/12- 2/25/12)

2011 Noir Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia (5/5-6/5/11)
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection,
The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio (3/12-7/10/11)
Already-Made?, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (2/4-3/24/11)
Sentimental Education, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (11/12/11-1/7/12)
Moscow International Festival: Fashion and Style in Photography 2011, Moscow House of Photography Museum, Moscow, Russia (2/23- 7/3/11)

2010 Brune/Blonde, La Cinémathèque française, Paris (10/6/10-1/16/11)
A Shaded View on Fashion Film, Centre Pompidou, Paris (9/24-9/26/10)
Beyond The Figure: Abstract Sculpture In The Norton Museum Collection,
Norton Museum Of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (6/5-9/5/10)
Detroit, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (4/28-5/31/10)
Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, curated By Vito Schnabel, New York (2/25- 5/30/10)
The 80s Revisited: The Bischofberger Collection, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (3/21-6/20/10)
C’est La Vie! Vanités De Caravage à Damien Hirst, Musée Maillol, Paris (2/3-6/28/11)
Look Again, Marlborough Chelsea, New York (1/13-2/13/10)
Zadar Noir Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia (8/23- 8/29/10)

2009 Traces: IMMA Limited Editions, Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (9/26/09-1/3/10)
Vraoum! Tresors De La Bande Dessinee Et Art Contemporain, La Maison
Rouge – Fondation Antoine De Galbert, Paris (5/28-9/27/09)
Influence Pop, Galerie Jérôme De Noirmont, Paris (2/6-3/28/09)
Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, touring exhibition, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (6/6- 9/7/09); traveled to the Frye Museum, Seattle, WA (10/3- 1/3/10)

2008 Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (10/3/08-4/18/09); traveled to Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (7/24- 10/25/09)
I Won't Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York (6/26 - 8/29/08)
The Old, Weird America. Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (5/10-7/20/08), travels to DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (6/6-9/8/09), Frye Museum, Seattle, WA (10/3/09-1/3/10)

2007 Warhol Portrayed, Centro Cultural y de Arte 'La Casa Encendida', Madrid, (11/22/07 - 1/20/08)
I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art, Cheim & Read, New York (9/20 – 11/3/07)
Cinéma, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (5/23-7/21/07)

2006 Signes & Prodiges, FIAC 2006, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (10/26/06-10/30/06)
The Name of the Show is Not Gay Art Now, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (6/8 – 7/21/06)
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York (5/30 -11/30/06)
Less is more / more is less, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2005 Chronos. Il tempo nell’arte dall’epoca barocca all’età contemporanea, Il Filatoio, Caraglio (Cuneo), Italy (5/28- 10/9/05)

2004 I am the Walrus, curated by Jan Avgikos, Cheim & Read, New York, (6/10 – 8/20/04)
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (9/12/04- 3/19/05)
MOI ! Autoportraits du XXe siècle, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris (3/31- 7/25/04); traveled to Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (9/15/04- 1/7/05)
Happy Birthday!, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris (11/26/04- 1/26/05)

2003 Aftökur & ùtrymingar, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceand (1/18 – 3/9/03)
Face & Cie (Facéties) Carolus Duran et Compagnie, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing (3/9 – 6/9/03)

2002 Les Jeux dans l’art du XXème siècle, Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France (6/22 – 10/3/02); Palacio Montezumo, Zaragoza, Spain (10/29/02– 1/6/03)
Contents, Briggs – Robinson Gallery, New York (5/40 5/52/02)

2001 Between Earth and Heaven – New Classical Movements in the Art of Today,
Museum of Modern Art, Ostende, Belgium (2/23 – 9/2/01)
Manfred Heiting Collection, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (4/7 – 6/24/01)
Hommage à Harry Lunn, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York (1/18 – 3/10/01)

2000 Excentriques, Un Manifeste de l’apparence, Boutique le Printemps, Paris (9/29 – 10/21/00)
Narcisse blessé, Autoportraits contemporains 1970 – 2000, Passage de Retz, Paris (6/19 – 9/2/00)
Protest & Survive, Demonstration, the White Chapel Gallery, London (9/15 – 11/12/00)

1998 First Glen Dimplex Award Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Confrontations, Triskel Art Center, Cork, Ireland(8/28- 9/30/98)
Small Faces, Guy McIntyre, New York

1997 Invisibilities, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Galerie de Lege Ruimte, Gent, Belgium

1996 Prospect’96, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Torch, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photogravure - A Survey: 1903-1996, Marlborough Gallery, New York
Double Vie, Double Vue, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris (11/1/96- 1/5/97)

1995 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (3/23 -6/4/95)
The Tibetan Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
An American Century of Photography, The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City; traveled to the International Center of Photography, New York
Contemporary Still Life, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York
Donald Baechler, Guillermo Kuitca, McDermott & McGough, Alexis Rockman, Ray Smith, Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris

1994 Pierre et Gilles, McDermott & McGough, Robert Mapplethorpe, Salle des Fêtes, 25e Rencontres Internationales de Photographie, Arles, France

1992 Outspoken & Handcrafted : Art by Eric Avery, Ann Krauss, McDermott & McGough and Faith Ringgold, Museum of Fine Arts, Henry & Louis Foster Gallerry, Boston, MA

1991 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Framed, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In a Dream, Robert Miller Gallery, New York; traveled to Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Rope, Fernando Alcolea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Photography from 1980 to 1990, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO; traveled to Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
Consorts, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art About Art, Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris
Portraits on Paper, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Junge Amerikanische und Deutsche Malerei, Galerie Schulze, Cologne, Germany
A Passion for Art, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (12/7/91- 1/25/92)
The Golden Age, Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Team Spirit,

1990 Improvissazione, Prima Galleria, Trento, Italy
The Garden, A.D. Gallery, New York
Summer Group Exhibition, Sperone Westwater, New York
Deciphering Modernism in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (10/31/90- 1/11/91)
Art That Happens to be Photography, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Team Spirit, Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), New York; traveled to the Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, New York (10/14/90- 1/6/91); Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (2/1- 3/29/91); traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (5/25- 7/28/91); the Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL (9/13- 10/1/91); Spirit Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC; Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA; Laumier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO
The Charade of Mastery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Group Show, Galleria Seno, Milan, Italy

1989 L’invention d’un Art: cent cinquantième anniversaire de la phootgraphie, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (10/3/89- 1/1/90)
Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (10/13- 11/26/89); traveled to PPS Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, Germany; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; the National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece; the Art Museum of the Atheneum, Helsinki, Finland; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; the National Museum of Poland, Warsaw, Poland

1988 The Binational, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1987 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
Of Ever-Ever Land I Speak, Stux Gallery, New York
Collection Peter Brams, curated by Diego Cortez, Hamilton College, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; traveled Pat Hearn Gallery, NY; Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA; Loughelton Gallery, NY

1986 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
The Burning Brush, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
Loughelton Gallery, New York
What It Is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (9/13- 10/12/86)

1985 The Chi-Chi Show, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
Rudolf Zwirner Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Anni Ottanta, International Exhibition, Bologna, Italy
1984 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

International Center of Photography, New York
La Collezione Terrae Motus, Caserta, Italy
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York