Roxy Paine's substantial body of work spans the monumental and the microscopic - from the organic tones of nature to the cold, clean lines of the machine world. Critically, however, his works never rest in one of these spheres, but rather fuse them together to create pieces which confound, provoke, demonstrate and question all at once. Through grappling with events of nature and industry, control and chaos, Paine’s work highlights a perpetual irresolution of these altered realities and how we experience the world around us. Paine continues to reinvent and challenge the relationship between idea and material translation. 
Exhibited internationally since the early 1990s, Paine is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. His work has been installed in prominent venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York’s Central Park, Madison Square Park, and, in 2009, a site specific installation for the rooftop garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work is included in various collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Villa Panza, Vernese, Italy, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City.
Paine will be installing a new sculptural piece in San Francisco in 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Central Subway. This dramatic piece, in the artist's words, will be “an elegant line connecting earth to sky, people to underground systems and sculpture to city.”


2017   Roxy Paine: Farewell Transmission, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2016   Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design,    Columbus, OH

    Thermoplastic Flux, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

    Roxy Paine, Gund Gallery, Columbus, OH

2015   Natura Naturans, Villa Panza, Varese, Italy

2014   Denuded Lens, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2013         Apparatus, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

2011   Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City,    MO

2010   Roxy Paine: Distillation, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
   Roxy Paine, WANAS Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

2009   Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
   Roxy Paine, Madison Square Park, New York, NY
   Roxy Paine: Dendroid Drawings and Maquette's, James Cohan Gallery, New York,    NY
   Roxy Paine: SCUMAKS, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2006   Roxy Paine: PMU, curated by Bruce Guenther, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
   Roxy Paine: New Work, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2004   Defunct, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2002   Roxy Paine: Second Nature, curated by Joseph Ketner and Lynn Herbert, Rose Art    Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Traveled to Contemporary Arts    Museum, Houston, TX; SITE Santa Fe, NM; De Pont Foundation for Contemporary    Art, Tilburg, Netherlands (catalogue)
   James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2001   Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
   James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
   Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany