Warren Isensee

Works on Paper
September 4, 2021   -   October 3, 2021

Image courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY


“For nearly a decade Mr. Isensee, who has been exhibiting since 1998, cultivated a distinctive geometry of parallel lines whose softened edges and pulsing color contrasts conjured the tubular glow of neon, compartmentalizing them into squares and rectangles with black outline,” (Roberta Smith, The New York Times, 2020). 

Warren Isensee (b. 1956 in Asheville, NC) studied architecture at the University of Oklahoma before majoring in painting and graphic design. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1999, and was included in the 2007 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, receiving a Purchase Award.

Warren Isensee’s work is included in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Jack S. Blanton Museum, University of Texas,  Austin, TX; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Neuberger Berman Collection, New York, NY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; The Penn Art Collection, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY; Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA and West Collection, Oaks, PA. Warren Isensee is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery in New York.