As a writer, David Rhodes has contributed to Artforum (New York), Art Critical (New York), The Brooklyn Rail (New York), where he is an Editor at Large, Von Bartha Quarterly (Basel) and The Journal of Contemporary Painting (London). He has written catalogue essays for Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Michael Werner (Berlin/New York) and Karma (New York).

The Brooklyn Rail, New York (selected writing) Editor at large

Claude Viallat: Made in Nîmes,

Galerie Templon, New York, April 2024

Simon Hantaï: Unfolding, Timothy Taylor Gallery,

New York, February 2024

Joanna Poussette-Dart: Line Moving Through Light

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, December/January 2023

Ad Reinhardt: Ad Reinhardt, David Zwirner, New York, 

December/January 2023

Denzil Hurley: To be pained is to have lived through feeling, 

Canada Gallery, New York, July - August 2023

Ernst Caramelle: actual size, Peter Freeman Inc., 

New York, May 2023

Pierre Bonnard: The Experience of Seeing

Aquavella Galeries, New York, May 2023

Paul Mogensen: Paintings 1965 - 2022, Karma, 

New York, April 2023

Roma/New York: 1953 - 1964, David Zwirner Gallery, 

New York, February 2023

David Novros: Paintings, Judd Foundation, New York, 

November 2022

Pat Steir: Paintings Part II, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, August 2022

Bernard Piffaretti: Pick Up, Lisson Gallery, New York, June 2022

Bernard Frize: Come to me Again, Perrotin, New York February 2022

Pablo Picasso: Drawings from Seven Decades, Acquavella Galleries, 

New York, November 2021

Peter Bradley, Karma, New York, November 2021

Philip Guston: 1969 - 1979, Hauser & Wirth, New York, October 2021

Paul Cezanne: Drawings, MoMA, New York September 2021

McArthur Binion: Interviewed, September 2021

Guy Goodwin: Mattress World,  Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, 

New York, July 2021

Terry Winters: Table of Contents, Matthew Marks, New York, June 2021

Agnes Martin, The Distillation of Color, Pace, New York June 2021

Frank Bowling, Hauser & Wirth, New York May 2021

Julie Mehretu, The Whitney, New York, May 2021

Cordy Ryman, Freight and Volume, New York, April 2021

Marilyn Lerner, Kate Werble, New York, April 2021

Helmut Federle: Basics on Composition, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, February 2021

Jack Tworkov: Toward Nivarna / Works from the 70s, Van Doren Waxter,

New York, February 2021

Luigi Ghirri: The Idea of Building, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, December 2020/

January 2021

David Rhodes: An Artist writing, June 2020

Arlene Shechet: Skirts, Pace Gallery, New York, April 2020

Dan Walsh, Dan Walsh: Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, February 2020

Philip Taaffe, Luhring Augustine, New York, December/January 2019/20

Larry Poons: First Thought Best Thought: The Particle Paintings (1996-2001) Yares Art, New York, December/January 2019/20

Albert Ohlen, Serpentine Gallery, London, November 2019

John Armleder: Sh/Ash/Lash/Splash, David Kordansky, Los Angeles, September 2019

Monique Mouton: Scene, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, September 2019

David Novros, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, June 2019

Moira Dryer: Paintings and Works on Paper, Van Doren Waxter, New York, May 2019

Adolf Gottlieb, Classic Paintings, Pace, New York, April 2019

Robert Duran: 1968-1970, Karma, New York, March 2019

Robert Janitz: Uptown Campus, Anton Kern Gallery and 

Robert Janitz: College, CANADA, 

New York, February 2019

Mark Grotjahn: Capri, Gagosian, New York, December/January 2018/19

Vivian Springfield, Almine Rech, New York, October 2018

Ann Craven: Sunset Moon, Karma, New York August 2018

Keltie Ferris: (F(U(T( )U)R)E), Mitchell, Innes & Nash, New York, May 2018

Richard Aldrich: Enter the Mirror, Bortolami, New York, May 2018

Gerwald Rockenschaub: Geometric Playground (Flamboyant Edit)
Pressenhuber, New York, April 2018

Milton Resnick: Boards 1981-1984, Cheim & Read, New York, April 2018

Hans Hartung: A Constant Storm, Perottin, New York, March 2018

Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, February 2018

Spieltrieb: Polly Apfelbaum, Beverly Fishman, Ryan Mrozowski, Kathleen Ryan,
Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, February 2018

Arshile Gorky: Ardent Nature: Landscapes 1943-47, Hauser & Wirth, New York,
December/January 2017/18

Hassel Smith: The Ferus Years, Washburn Gallery, New York, December/
January 2017/18

Deadeye Dick: Richard Bellamy and His Circle, Peter Freeman Inc.,
New York, November 2017

Sam Falls, Presenhuber, New York, November 2017

Mira Schendel, Sarrafos and Black and White Works, Hauser & Wirth,
New York, October 2017

Larry Poons, Interview, New York, October 2017

Mary Heilmann, RYB, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, September 2017

Maureen Gallace, Clear Day, MoMA PS1, New York, September 2017

Robert Mangold: Paintings and Works on Paper 2013-2017, Pace Gallery, New York,
July/August 2017

Robert Bordo, Back Flip The National Exemplar, New York, June 2017

Jack Whitten, Jack Whitten, Hauser & Wirth, New York, March 2017

David Reed, Painting Paintings (1975) Gagosian Gallery, New York, February 2017

Parc Natural, Galeria Trama, Barcelona, November 2016

Lynda Benglis, New Work, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, October 2016

Straub & Huillet, Films and Sites, Miguel Abrue Gallery, New York, September 2016

Alex Katz, Drawings, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, July/August 2016

Carmen Herrera, Lisson Gallery, New York, June 2016

Per Kirkeby, Serial Images, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, May 2016

Jun Hyong-Kuen, Blum & Poe, New York, February 2016

Robert Ryman, DIA, New York, January 2016

Giotto, Palazzo Real, Milan, December-January 2016

Roland Flexner and Japanese Bronzes of the Edo Period,
Sargent’s Daughters, New York, November 2015

Graham Collins, Stadiums, Journal Gallery, New York, October 2015

Evan Nesbit, Porosity, Eleven Rivington, New York, September 2015

Tamara Zahaykevich, Zahaykevich, Kansas, New York, July-August 2015

Pierre Obando, Like New, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, June 2015

Thomas Nozkowski, Pace Gallery, New York, May 2015

Günther Förg, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, April 2015

Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, March 1015

Joe Fyfe, make me one with everything, Longhouse Projects, New York,
February 2015

Amy Feldman, High Five, Blackston, New York, October 2014

Adrian Schiess, Peinture, FRAC Provence Alpes Cote d’Azure, Marseille,
July/August 2014

TEXTURA Y TRAMA Y ABSTRACCIÓN, Galeria Estrany de la Mota,
Barcelona, May 2014

Moira Dryer Project, Eleven Rivington, New York, March 2014

Franz Erhard Walther, Peter Freeman Inc., New York, December 2014

Jane Freilicher, Painter Among Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York,
July/August 2013

Jo Baer, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, July/August 2013

Gordon Matta-Clark, Above and Below, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, May 2013

Al Held, Alphabet Paintings, Cheim and Read, New York, April 2013

Frank Stella, Retrospective, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, November 2012

Carol Rama, Spazio anche piú che tempo, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin,
September 2012

Frank Stella, Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings, New York, July/August 2012

Raoul De Keyser, To Walk, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, July/August 2012

Varda Caivano/Yael Davids, Varda Caivano/Yael Davids, Circus, Berlin, June 2012

Jackie Saccoccio, Portraits, Eleven Rivington, New York, May 2012

Moira Dryer/Philip Guston, Letters, Two short texts, New York, April 2012

Josef Albers, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Galerie Berinson, Berlin, March 2012

Ellsworth Kelly, Schwarz-Weiss, Haus der Kunst, Munich, March 2012

Matti Braun, Ava Vala, BQ, Berlin, February 2012

Amy Sillman, Thumb Cinema, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, December 2012

Hokusai, Retrospective, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, November 2011

Serge Jensen, Master of Colour, Galerie Neu, Berlin, October 2011

Dorit Margreiter, Dorit Margreiter, Galerie Krobath, Berlin, July/August 2011

Østein Asaan, Østein Asaan, PSM, Berlin, June 2011

Deborah Ligorio, Escursione Meridionale, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, May 2011

DAG, Inclusion, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin, March 2011

Manfred Kuttner, A-Z, Galerie Johanne König, Berlin, February 2011

Art of the Eighties, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, December/January 2011

My Lonely Days Are Gone, Arratia Beer, Berlin, December/January 2011

The Desire for FormO Deseoda Forma, Neoconcretismo and Contemporary Art from Brazil, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, November 2010

Hans Hartung, The Esprit of Gestures, Kuperstichkabinett, Berlin, October 2010

Frank Badur, Why Patterns, Fruesorge, Berlin, December/January 2010

Adrian Schiess, Adrian Schiess, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, November 2009

Helmut Dorner, Spargel ohne Tisch, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Berlin, November 2009

Le Corbusier, Kunst und Architektur, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, September 2009

Imi Knoebel, Ich Nicht (Not Me): Nue Werke, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, and
Imi Knoebel, Zu Hilfe, Zu Hilfe, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, July/August 2009

Art Critical, New York

The Review Panel with David Rhodes and Melissa Stern. Exhibitions discussed: Brian Cirmo at Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, Yin Xiuzhen at Pace Gallery and Jason Stopa at Morgan Lehman Gallery.  New York, June 2021

Marilyn Lerner, Walking Backward Running Forward, Kate Werble GalleryNew York, October 2018

Brian Rochefort, Hot Spots, Van Doren Waxter, New York, January 2018

Cordy Ryman, Interview, New York, November 2017


David Novros, Paintings from The 1970s, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, May 2017


Sean Scully, The Eighties, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, October 2016

Shapeshifters, Luring and Augustine Gallery, New York, September 2016

Stephen Westfall, Crispy Fugue State, Lennon and Weinberg Gallery, New York, August 2016

Juan Uslé, Membrane Tenabre, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, June 2016

Regina Bogart, Interview, New York, March 2016

Ann Pibal, Lucien Terras Gallery, New York, January 2016

Ellsworth Kelly, An Appreciation, January 2016

Susan Frecon, David Zwirner Catalog review, New York, September 2015

Bobbie Oliver, Paintings, Valentine, New York, September 2015

Stanley Whitney, Karma and Dance the Orange, Studio Museum Harlem,
New York, August 2015

John Zurier, West of the Future, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, April 2015

Tom Feher/Tom Fairs, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, April 2015

Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, Diane Simpson, Mitchelle-Innes & Nash, New York,
February 2015

Bettina Blohm, Marc Strauss gallery, New York, November 2014

Kate Shepherd, Gallery Lelong, New York, October 2014

Tomma Abts, Tomma Abts, David Zwirner, New York, October 2014

Cézanne, Site/Non Site, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, June 2014

Melissa Meyer, Melissa Meyer,  Lennon and Weinberg, New York, February 2014

Alex Katz, Small Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, January 2014

Anne Truitt, Anne Truitt, Matthew Marks, New York, December 2013

Cora Cohen, The Responsibility of Forms,  Guided by Invoices, New York, March 2013

David Reed, Heart of Glass, Kunstmusem Bonn, Bonn, August 2012

Artforum, New York

Gary Stephan, T-Space, Rhinebeck, New York, August 2013

Alice Mackler, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Kerry Schuss, New York July 2013

Laurence Weiner, Written on the Wind, MACBA, Barcelona, June 2013

Anne Hardy, Maurine Paley, London, May 2013

Stanley Whitney, Other Colors I Forgot, Team Gallery, New York, April 2013

Allan Uglow, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, March 2013

Cordy Ryman, Shuffle/Scrape/Echo, New Jersey Arts Center, Summit, NJ, February 2013

Lisa Oppenheim, Galerie Klosterfeld, Berlin, December 2012

Rudolf Stingel, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, December 2012

Juan Uslé, Galerie Lelong, Paris, December 2012

Helmut Federle, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, December 2012

Peter Doig, Michael Werner Gallery, London, November 2012

Vincent Fecteau, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, October 2012

Miyoko Ito, VW (Veneklasen/Werner), Berlin, October 2012

Eran Schaerf, Zwinger Galerie, Berlin, October 2012

Joanne Greenbaum, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel, September 2012

Tussle Magazine, New York

Piero Dorazio and Mary Obering,

Bortolami, New York, May 2024

Georgio Griffa, OCÉANIE, Casey Kaplan, New York, December 2023

Editions Transatlantique, Paris, July 2023

Hans Hartung, Revenge, Perriton, New York, February 2023


Journal of Contemporary Painting, London

Moira Dryer, 11R, New York, 2017, May 2017

The Forever Now, MoMA, New York, December 2015


Von Bartha Quarterly, Basel

Imi Knoebel, Imi Knoebel, Galerie Von Bartha, March 2017

Hans Arp, Hans Arp, A Critical Survey, Hatje Cantz, November 2012

Catalog Text and Exhibition Essays

Gary Stephan: Tape on Paper,

exhibition essay, Anders Wahlstedt Gallery, New York, March 2024

Peter Bradley, Peter Bradley, Karma, New York 2022

Patrick Michael Fitzgerald, Nomadic Forms, Palacio Horcasitas Jauregia, Spain 2021

Per Kirkeby, Over Paintings, Michael Werner Gallery, New York 2021

Bernard Frize, Contemporary Painters, series editor Barry Schwabsky, Lund-Humphries, 

London, July 2019


Agnieszka Kalinowska, Museum of Modern Art, Gdansk, September 2017


Paul Behnke, The Thing I Came For, Boecker ContemporaryHeidelberg, Germany, July 2016

Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen, New Directions, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Zürich, October 2016


Erin Lawlor, London Fields, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, February 2015

Andrew Seto, Andrew Seto, Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris, January 2015

Guillermo Pfaff, Inside-out, Hionas Gallery, New York, September 2014

Joanne Greenbaum, Jackie Saccoccio, exhibition essay, Polychrome Fiction, also used as title for exhibition, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, July 2013

Per Kirkeby, Give-and-Take, Galerie Michael Werner, Berlin August 2013

E.W. Nay, Keep on Moving, Michael Werner Gallery/Mary Boone Gallery,
New York, September 2012

Nathan Peter, PSM Berlin, gallery catalogue page, Art Basel Miami, November 2012

Henri Matisse, Graphic Meditations, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2012

Mary Heilmann, Weather Report, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2010

Selected Museum Talks/Lectures

Blinky Palermo, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2003


Bernard Frize, Hands On, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2003

Mary Heilmann, Camden Arts Center, London, 2001

Carl Andre, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1997

Fischili/Weiss, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1996

The Romantic Spirit in German Art, Hayward Gallery, London, 1995

Yves Klein, Hayward Gallery, London, 1995

Sigmar Polke, Join the Dots, Tate Liverpool, 1995

Painting Now, University of Kingston, London, 1995

Donald Judd, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1995

On Works in the Collection, Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter,
Robert Ryman, Jackson Pollock, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden and
Agnes Martin
, Tate London, 1993-98

Susana Solano, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1993