Biographies

Guy De Cointet

[1934 – 1983]

SOLO SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

 

May 73            Performance ; Présentation du roman « Espahor Ledet Ko Uluner »

                        (Performer : Billy Barty) ; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

Nov. 73            Performance ; Présentation d’une série d’estampes « Cizeghoh Tur Ndjmb »

                        (Performer : Chantel Darget) : Galerie Sonnabend, Paris

Apr. 74             Performance : « The Paintings of Sophie Rummel » (Performer : Viva) ;

                        Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

June 74            Performance : « The Halved Painting » (Performer : Deborah Coates) ;

                        Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine

Nov. 74            Performance : Two Drawings »

                        (Performer : Jack Been) : Otis Art Institute Art Gallery, Los Angeles

Jan. 75            Performance : « Going to the Market » (Performer : Peg Shirley) and

                        « Lost at Sea » (Performer Virginia Farmer) ; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

May 75             Performance : « My Father’s Diary » (Performer : Toni Lawrence)

                        Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

Jan. 76            Performance : « An evening on Raymond Roussel » (Performers : Sami Frey,

                      Chantal Darget, Roland Bertin, Yves Lefebvre) ; Théâtre Récamier, Paris

Feb. 76            Performance : « The Halved Painting » (Performer : Deborah Coates) ;

                        Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

May 76            Drawings show ; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

Aug. 76            Performance : « At Sunrise a Cry was heard … » (Performer : Mary Ann

                      Duganne) ; Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the American

                      Theater Convention

Nov. 76            Performance : « Ethiopia », a play, music by Bob Wilhite (Performers : Mary

                      Ann Duganne, Jesse Ferguson, Brian Jones) ; Barnsdall Park Theatre, Los

                      Angeles

Jan. 77            Performance : « Ethiopia » ; University of California, Irvine, sponsored by

                      the School of Fine Arts

Jan. 77            Drawings show and Performance : « Going to the Market » (Performer Mary

                      Ann Duganne) ; Braathen & Robert Freidus Gallery, New York

Feb. 1, 77      Performance : « Two Drawings » and « My Father’s Diary » (Performer Mary

                      Ann Duganne) ; Portland Center for the Visual Arts

Feb. 11, 77     Performance : « Ethiopia » ; University of California, Santa Barbara, sponsored

                      by the College of Creative Studies

March 77        Performance : « Cigar » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne) ;

                      80 Langton Street Program, San Francisco

Apr. 1, 77        Performance : « Ethiopia » ; Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco,

                        sponsored by the San Francisco Art Institute.

Apr. 77             Performance (Opera) : « Iglu », in collaboration with Bob Wilhite

                        (Performers Monica Tenner, Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale, Glen Prior) ;

                        Theatre Vanguard, Los Angeles, sponsored by the Otis Art Institute Humanities

                        Department and the Theatre Vanguard

Apr. 77            Show, drawings and props from Ethiopia ; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

Oct. 77            Performance : « Ramona » a play, music by Bob Wilhite (Performers : Gillian

                        Gordon, Echnaton, Mary Ann Duganne, Monica Tenner, Harry Frazier, Jane

                        Zingale, Corinne Wilson. Musicians : Charles Hill, Richared Newton, Cynthia

                        Kelley) ; Gates Hall, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, sponsored

                      by S.B.B. and the Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech

Nov. 77            Performance : « Two Drawings » and « My Father’s Diary » (Performed by

                      Mary Ann Duganne) ; Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas

                        Performance : « At Sunrise, a Cry was heard … », « Going to the Market »

                      and «Two Drawings » (Performer : Mary ann Duganne) ; Contemporary Arts

                      Museum, Houston, Texas

Mar. 78            Drawings show ; Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco

                        Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne, Helen

                      Mendez, Jane Zingale) ; 80 Langton Street Program, San Francisco

Apr. 78            Drawings show and Performance : « Going to the Market », « Two Drawings »

                      and « My Father’s Diary » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne) ; Wadsworth

                      Atheneum, Matrix Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut. Catalogue by Andrea Miller

                      Killer.

May 78            Performance : « Tell Me » (Performers : Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale) ;

                        Franklin Furnace, New York

                        Drawings show and Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performers : Mary Ann

                        Duganne, Jane Zingale, Lucinda Ziesing) ; Braathen & Freidus Gallery, New

                      York

                        Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performers : Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale,

                        Lucinda Ziesing) , Project Studio One (PS1), New York

Apr.3, 79         Performances : « Going to the Market », « My Father’s Diary » , « Two

                      Drawings » and « At Sunrise a Cry was heard… » (Performer : Mary Ann

                      Duganne) ; Joslyn Art

                        Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Feb. 11, 77      Performance : « Ethiopia » ; University of California, Santa Barbara, sponsored by

                        the College of Creative Studies

March 77         Performance : « Cigar » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne) ;

                        80 Langton Street Program, San Francisco

Apr. 1, 77         Performance : « Ethiopia » ; Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco,

                        sponsored by the San Francisco Art Institute.

Apr. 77             Performance (Opera) : « Iglu », in collaboration with Bob Wilhite

                        (Performers Monica Tenner, Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale, Glen Prior) ;

                        Theatre Vanguard, Los Angeles, sponsored by the Otis Art Institute Humanities

                        Department and the Theatre Vanguard

Apr. 77             Show, drawings and props from Ethiopia ; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

Oct. 77            Performance : « Ramona » a play, music by Bob Wilhite (Performers : Gillian

                        Gordon, Echnaton, Mary Ann Duganne, Monica Tenner, Harry Frazier, Jane

                        Zingale, Corinne Wilson. Musicians : Charles Hill, Richared Newton, Cynthia

                        Kelley) ; Gates Hall, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, sponsored by

                        S.B.B. and the Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech

Nov. 77            Performance : « Two Drawings » and « My Father’s Diary » (Performed by Mary Ann

                        Duganne) ; Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas

                        Performance : « At Sunrise, a Cry was heard … », « Going to the Market » and «Two                               Drawings » (Performer : Mary ann Duganne) ; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston,                               Texas

Mar. 78            Drawings show ; Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco

                        Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne, Helen Mendez,

                        Jane Zingale) ; 80 Langton Street Program, San Francisco

Apr. 78             Drawings show and Performance : « Going to the Market », « Two Drawings » and

                        « My Father’s Diary » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne) ; Wadsworth Atheneum,

                        Matrix Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut. Catalogue by Andrea Miller Killer.

May 78             Performance : « Tell Me » (Performers : Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale) ;

                        Franklin Furnace, New York

                        Drawings show and Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performers : Mary Ann

                        Duganne, Jane Zingale, Lucinda Ziesing) ; Braathen & Freidus Gallery, New York

                        Performance : « Oh, a Bear ! » (Performers : Mary Ann Duganne, Jane Zingale,

                        Lucinda Ziesing) , Project Studio One (PS1), New York

Apr.3, 79          Performances : « Going to the Market », « My Father’s Diary » , « Two Drawings »

                        and « At Sunrise a Cry was heard… » (Performer : Mary Ann Duganne) ; Joslyn Art

                        Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Sept. 82           Performance : « Five Sisters » lights by Eric Orr ; Barnsdall Park Theatre, Los

                        Angeles

                        Performance : « Five Sisters » lights by Eric Orr ; Strub Theatre, Loyola

                        Marymount University, Los Angeles

1996                Guy de Cointet, MAGASIN, Grenoble. Curated by Paul McCarthy.

2004                Who’s that Guy ? MAMCO, Geneva, CH. Curated by Marie de Brugerolle.

2005                A Few Drawings, Air de Paris, Paris.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

« ACRCIT », 1971, 17 x 22’’, 28 pages. Édition 700 ex.

« A Captain from Portugal », 1972, 5 x 7’’, 48 pages. Édition 500 ex.

« Espahor Ledet Ko Uluner ! », 1973, 5 ½ x 8’’, 80 pages. Édition 700 ex.

« TSNX C24VA7ME », 1974, 5 x 7 ½’’, 96 pages. Édition 1000 ex.

« Animated Discourse » in collaboration with Larry Bell, 1975, 5 x 15’’, 140 pages.

Édition 1000 ex., signed by both artists.

« A Few Drawings », 1975, 7 ½ x 10’’, 56 pages. Édition 1000 ex.

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

72        Books by California Artists, Newport Harbor Art Musuem, Newport Beach, CA

74        Word Works, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA. Catalogue by Jessica Parker.

75        Language and Structure, University of Toronto, Canada

76        Drawings, Ellen Sragow Gallery, New York

            Close Radio Program, KPFK Radio Station, Los Angeles, CA

77        Books by Artists, Nills College, Berkeley, CA

            International Video Encounter, Museo de Arte Comptemporaneo, Caracas,

            Venezuela

            Art Stories, Libra Gallery, Claremont College, CA

            Southland Video Anthology, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA. Catalogue

            edited by David A. Ross.

            Documenta, Kassel (Artists Books Section)

            Narratives Themes – Audio Works, LAICA, Los Angeles, CA

            Los Angeles in the Seventies, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.

            Catalogue by Marge Goldwater . Travelled to Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Mar.79.

78        Artworks and Books, LAICA, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue edited by Judith Hoffberg

            and Joan Hugo. Travelled to Artists Space, New York ; Herron School of Arts

            Indianapolis ; New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans.

            Artists ‘ Books USA, Curated by The Independent Curators, Inc., NY.

            Catalogue edited by Peter Franck & Martha Wilson. Travelled to New Gallery of

            Contemporary Art, Cleveland ; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia ;

            University of Hartford, Harford, NY, 1978 ; University of California, Irvine, CA ;

            Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio ; School of Art, Montana State

            University, Bozeman ; University of Wisconsin at Stout, Menomonie, 1979.

79        Guy de Cointet, Tom Holste, Anthony Hernandez, Steve Kahn, Otis Art Institute of

            Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

80        A Sound Selection : Audio Works by Artists, curated by Barry Rosen for Artists

            Space, New York in collaboration with the University of Hartford, Hartford Art

            School, NY ; travelled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas ; St.

            Lawrence University, New York ; Alberta College of Art, Alberta, Canada ;

            Tangeman Fine Art Gallery, Cincinatti, Ohio ; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque,

            New Mexico ; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans ; Aspen Center for the Visual

            Arts, Aspen. Brochure.

            Southern Califonia Drawings, University of Hartford Art School, Connecticut

            Ecritures, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, Paris. Catalogue

            edited by Jérôme Peignot and Marc Dachy.

81        19 Artists, Emergent Americans, Exxon National Exhibition, Solomon R.

            Guggenheim Museum, New York.

82        New York, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

85        Nine Artists, The Temporary Contemporary, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

 

Teaching Positions

 

Spring 75, 76, 77, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, General Studies Department,

courses focusing on Performance.

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