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Zak Kitnick was born in Los Angeles in 1984, and currently lives and works in New York.

He received a BA from Bard College and subsequently received his MFA from the

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.



Solo Exhibitions




Lime in the Coconut, Curated by Piper Marshal, New York, NY



Peace, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium

White Flag Library, White Flag Projects, St Louis, MO

Ken Burns Effect, Ribordy, Geneva, CH

People, Process, Product, Rowhouse Project, Baltimore, MD



Off Vendome, Düsseldorf, Germany

Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Clifton Benevento, New York, NY



VAVA, Milan, Italy

Clifton Benevento, New York, NY



Zak Kitnick, Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway



Murphy Beds, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Ode to Joy, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY



Group Exhibitions



History of Nothing, White Cube Gallery, London, UK



Anna-Sophie Berger & Zak Kitnick, AndNow, Dallas, USA

Cookie Gate, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

The Gentle Way (JUDO), organized by Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY

The Subjects of the Artist, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



173 E 94th St. / Chaussée de Waterloo 550, Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

To do as one would, David Zwirner, New York, NY

Graham Durward, Heather Guertin, Zak Kitnick, Lucien Terras, New York, NY

Memory Palaces, carlier / gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Taster’s Choice, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, NY

Imperfect Surfaces, Dieu Donné, New York, NY 



A Wand Stirs the Juice, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium

Garage Show, JTT / Rachel Uffner, New York, NY

Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100, TEMP Art Space, New York, NY

Jew York, Untitled / Zach Feuer, New York

Group Show, 247365, Brooklyn, NY

It-Thou, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Snout to Tail, Anna-Sophie Berger, Zak Kitnick,  Sean Paul (organized by Zak Kitnick), JTT, New York, NY



Steel Life (organized by Zak Kitnick), Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA

WHY DO BIRDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf, Germany

Group Show, West Street Gallery, New York, NY

Three Men and a Maybe, 2 Person Show with Polly ApfelbaumD’Amelio Gallery, New York, NY

Someone Has Stolen Our Tent, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

Straight Up, Family Business, New York, NY

Ruins in Reverse, Room East, New York, NY



To Follow, Clearing, Brooklyn, NY

Heads With Tails , Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

Productive Steps, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY

Kenji Fujita, Zak Kitnick, Sam Pulitzer: Live at the Acropolis, The Company, Los Angeles , CA

Waiting Ground (organized by Heather Rowe and Tommy White), Kate Werble, New York, NY

Zak Kitnick and Valerie Snobeck (curated by Maxwell Graham), Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL

Tax Day News & Smoke, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

Not the Way You Remembered, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY

Proposal for a Floor, curated by Alex Gartenfeld, 1500 Broadway, New York, NY

The Balloon, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Offset Summary, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY



Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Zak Kitnick STAMPS and Erik Lindman PHOTOGRAPHS, West Street Gallery, New York, NY

The Every Other Day, Ideo Box, Miami, FL

Last Minute Intervention, Shoshana Wayne 2, Los Angeles, CA

One Man’s Mess Is Another Man’s Masterpiece, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris

Zak Kitnick / Fredrik Vĺrslev, curated by Geir Haraldseth, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

Visionairies, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA



EAF 09 Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

La Panique du Noyau, l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Brest, France

Between Spaces, P.S. 1, Queens, NY

Trade Secrets, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Good Vibrations, Carol Bove, Brooklyn, NY

Speculative Frontier, Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY

If The Dogs Are Barking, Artists Space, New York, NY

Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air, Hessel Museum, Annandale, NY

It Ain’t Fair, OHWOW, Miami, FL

Showroom, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden



Salad Days, Artists Space, New York, NY

Alone/ Together, Talman+Monroe, Brooklyn, NY

I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Asia Song Society, NY

O Natural, 400 Morgan, Brooklyn, NY

Black Stars of the Silver Screen, Hart Space, Brooklyn, NY





Phil Taylor, “Zak Kitnick,” Artforum online, May 19

Mostafa Heddaya, “Around the World in 10 Booths at Frieze New York,” BlouinArtinfo Online, May 14

Anneliese Cooper, “EVOO Abounds at Frieze,” BlouinArtinfo Online, May 14

Alex Greenberger, “Zak Kitnick and D’ette Nogel Bring Pure Olive Oil to Frieze”,  ArtNews, May 13

Alex Bacon, “‘The Best Art is No Art (or Non-Art)’ – Zak Kitnick’s Hamilton Beach Series,” Intermission Magazine, Spring, p76-81

Jennifer Piejko, “The Gentle Way (JUDO) at Clifton Benevento,, March



“The Gentle  Way (JUDO)”, Mousse, December/ January

Dan Rubinstein, “In Miami, Bally Builds a House By Jean Prouvé,” T Magazine, December 3

Kevin McGarry, “Art Basel Beach’s Not-To-Be-Missed Parties and Events,” New York Times, November 28

Jonathan Griffin, “Paramount Ranch,” Art Agenda, February 12



Michael Wilson, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento,” Artforum, September, Vol 52, p413

Bianca Stoppini, “Meet Brooklyn-based artist Zak Kitnick,” Kaleidoscope online, June 10

Tina Rivers, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento,”, May 10

Nana Asfour, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento,” Time Out New York, Issue 905, May 2-8, p34

“Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento,” Cura Magazine online, April 10

Andrew Russeth, “New York Artists Now,” Gallerist NY, February 23

Susan Michaels, Fair Weather in Los Angeles: Making the Rounds at Art L.A. Contemporary,” Gallerist NY, January 28

Andrew Russeth, “‘Snout to Tail’ at JTT,” Gallerist NY, January 22



Andrew Russeth, “The Season Begins: Scrappy Expansion, Autopilot Art and New Avant-Garde,”, September 11

Martin Syms, “Top 10 Summer Shows – Rank 1: ‘Steel Life’ at Michael Benevento, Los Angeles,” Kaleidoscope online, August 14

Kevin McGarry, “Steel Life,” Art Agenda, July 20

Geoff Tuck, “Steel Life, organized by Zak Kitnick,” Notes on Looking, July 3

Catherine Wagely, “Steel Life,” L.A. Weekly, June 28



Ara H. Merjian, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento, New York,” Artforum (online), October 2011

“Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento, New York,” Mousse Magazine, Issue 30, October/November, p223/224

Aia Staff, “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss,”, Art in America (online), September 22

“Zak Kitnick at Clifton Benevento – New York,” Mousse Magazine (online), September 20

Andrew Russeth, “Harvest Moon at 425 Oceanview Avenue, Brighton Beach,” 16 Miles of String, September 20

Andrew Russeth, “”Productive Steps” at Mount Tremper Arts,” 16 Miles of String, September 5

“Mallory Rice, “Uncommon Projects,” Nylon Guys Magazine, July, p31

“Offset Summary,” The New Yorker, January 16

Jonah Wolf, “Meet Brooklyn Sculptor Zak Kitnick,” The Huffington Post, February 11

Amelia Ishmael, “What We Have in Common, Zak Kitnick, Valerie Snoebeck,” Artslant, May 30



Jonah Wolf, “Zak Kitnick. In the studio with the up-and-coming Brooklyn sculptor,” Papermag, July 17



Alex Gartenfeld, “Out-of-Site; Young Art in Miami,” Art in America, January 12

John Beeson, “Between Spaces at PS1,” Bomb, November 6

Stephen Squibb, “Fall at PS1,” Idiom, October 26

Alice Gregory, “EAF at Socrates,” Idiom, October 1

Emily Nathan, “Interview with Summer Guthery and Zak Kitnick,” ArtSlant, May 16

Massimiliano Gioni; Laura Hoptman; Lauren Cornell, “Younger than Jesus: The Artist Directory,” Phaidon Press, May

Geir Harshald, “Interview with Zak Kitnick,” Landings, January 21



Fan Zhong, “What’s the Polish Word for Art?,” Interview, December 17

Amy Owen, “Marginal Utility,” Salad Days at Artists Space, July 9




Alex Bacon, “Zak Kitnick’s Hamilton Beach Series,” Intermission Magazine. Spring / Summer, 2015.


Michael Wilson, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento”. Artforum. September 2013, Vol. 52, p.413.


Bianca Stoppani, “Meet Brooklyn-based artist Zak Kitnick.” Kaleidoscope. Issue 18, Summer 2013.


Tina Rivers, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento.” May 10, 2013.


Nana Asfour, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento”. Time Out New York. May 2013, Issue 905, p.34.


“Zak Kitnick at Clifton Benevento”. April 10, 2013.


Andrew Russeth, “‘Snout toTail’ at JTT”. January 22, 2013.


Martine Syms, “TOP 10 SUMMER SHOWS 
Rank 1: “Steel Life” at 
Michael Benevento, Los Angeles“. Kaleidoscope. August 14, 2012.


Geoff Tuck, “Steel Life, organized by Zak Kitnick”. Notes on Looking. July 3, 2012.


Ara H. Merjian, “Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento, New York”. October 2011.


“Zak Kitnick, Clifton Benevento”. Mousse Magazine. September 2011.


Mallory Rice, “Uncommon projects”. Nylon Guys. July 2011.


Jonah Wolf, “Zak Kitnick. In the studio with the up-and coming Brooklyn sculptor”. July 16, 2010.


Geir Haraldseth, “Zak Kitnick”. Landings. January 21, 2010. p.73-81.


Emily Nathan, “Interview with Summer Guthery and Zak Kitnick”. ARTslant. May 2009.