Mel Bochner's Biography
Mel Bochner is an American artist best known for his works in conceptual art and post-conceptualism. Bochner is a preeminent figure in the Minimalism movement and has had over 50 solo exhibitions throughout his career. He was born in 1940 in Pittsburgh and studied at Carnegie Mellon University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bochner's work first gained recognition in the 1960s when he began to incorporate language into his work. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures often explore the relationships between words and images. Bochner's work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.