Born in Los Angeles, California
Lives and works in New York City


University of California, San Diego, M.F.A. Art, 1988
California State University, Fullerton, B.A.  Art , 1986

Solo Exhibitions

2014 “New Paintings," John Molloy Gallery, New York City
1998 “Watching Forever,” Steffany Martz, New York City
1997 “Headquarters,” Steffany Martz, New York City
1995 “OSHA Safety Colors,” Steffany Martz, New York City

Group Exhibitions

2006 “Minimalism,” I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. (curated by Mat Gleason)
2001 “Anymore,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (curated by David Borawski)
2000 “Latent,” Limelight Gallery, New York City (curated by Eduardo Casares)
  “Goodbye, Farewell, So Long,” Steffany Martz, New York City
1999 “Firenze Biennale,” Florence, Italy (curated by Frances Nauman)
1998 “Sofa Not Included,” gallery: untitled, Dallas, Texas
1997 “Chelsea,” Steffany Martz, New York City
1996 “The Future Last Forever,” Steffany Martz, New York City
1995 “Other Rooms,” Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York City
  “Pleasant Pebble,” The Work Space, New York City (curated by Mary Jones & Janice Krasnow)
1994 “Group Show,” American Fine Arts Co., New York City
  “Cuban Presences,” Vista Gallery, New York City
  “20th Anniversary Exhibition Part III,” Artist Space, New York City
  “We Destroy the Family,” The Greene Street Project 34.5 Greene Street, New York City
1993 “DI  A  TRIBE,” Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York City
  “What To Say What Not To Say,” Achim Kubinski Gallery, New York City
  “Art-Quake! Art After Post-Modernism and Other Natural Disasters,” 450 Gallery, New York City
1992 “Behind Bars,” Thread Waxing Space, New York City (curated by Meg O’Rouke)     (catalogue)
  “Pushing Painting,” Stark Gallery, New York City
1991 “After Reinhardt:  The Ecstasy of Denial,” Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York City

Selected Bibliography

2014 Weyland, Jocko, “Max Estenger Interviewed by Jocko Weyland,” Max Estenger New Paintings
 Exhibition Catalogue, (New York:John Molloy Gallery, 2014) 28 pp.
2008 Finch, Charlie, “The Return of Max Estenger,” artnet, March 20, 2008
2002 Brian-Picard, Claude & Antoine Perrot, La Couleur Importee (Readymade Color),
  (Paris:  POSITIONS& MCA, 2002) p. 69-72.  (photo)
2000 Ferree, Joel, “Artist in Residence,” TIMEOUT NEW YORK, May 4-11, 2000, p. 18-19. (photo)
1998 Mitchell, Charles Dee, “Showing What’s Current, Two Galleries Can Electrify,”
  The Dallas Morning News, December 22, 1998, p. 34, 37.
1998 Morgan, Robert C., “Max Estenger: Watching Forever at Steffany Martz,” Review, Nov. 1, 1998
1997Fend, Peter, “Max Estenger at Steffany Martz,” artnet, May 21, 1997
1997Moody, Tom, “New York Reviews,” ARTFORUM, November 1997, p. 117. (photo)
1997Drolet, Owen, “Flash Art Reviews,” FLASH ART, October 1997, p. 115-116. (photo)
1997Crane, Darren,  “Max Estenger:  Emerging New York Art Star,” COAGULA,
  Summer 1997  #28, p. 38, 66.
1997Johnson, Richard, “Godless Art,” NEW YORK POST, April 28, 1997, p. 8.
1995 TIME OUT NEW YORK, “Critics Pick, OSHA Safety Colors,” Nov. 1-8, 1995, p. 26. (photo)
1994 Jacques, Alison, “DI A TRIBE,” FLASH ART, March-April 1994, p. 63. (photo)
1993 Morgan, Robert, C., “The New Endgame,” in After the Deluge:  Essays on Art in the 90s,
  (New York:  Red Bass Publications, 1993) pp. 62-67. (photo)
1993 Crane, Darren, “Art Quake,” COVER, April 1993, p. 17. (photo)
1992 Estenger, Max, “Innovation After Post-Modernism,” TEMA CELESTE, Summer 1992, p. 21. (photo)
1992 Myers, Terry R., “After Reinhardt,” (review) TEMA CELESTE, January-March 1992, pp. 115-116.
1992 Morgan, Robert, C., “The New Endgame,” TEMA CELESTE, January-March 1992, pp. 65-69. (photo)
1992 O’Rourke, Meg, “Behind Bars,” in Behind Bars, exhibition catalogue,
  (New York:  Thread Waxing Space (1992) pp. 2-32. (photo)
1991 Faust, Gretchen, “New York in Review,” ARTS MAGAZINE, December 1991, pp. 84-85.
1991 FLASH ART, New York Galleries, November-December 1991, p. 153. (photo)
1991 Estenger, Max, “After Reinhardt,” in After Reinhardt:  The Ecstasy of Denial, exhibition catalogue,
  (New York:  Tomoko Liguori Gallery, 1991) pp. 3-8.
1991 Estenger, Max, “John Baldessari,” written by Max Estenger, PCN, May-June 1991, pp. 69-70.
1991 Estenger, Max & O’Rourke, Meg, “Alan Charlton,” ARTS MAGAZINE, April 1991, p. 74