Born in Switzerland, Markus Baenziger moved to New York in 1984. After receiving his BFA from Parsons School of Design he attended the graduate program at Yale University where he received his MFA in 1989. Subsequently he had several solo exhibitions at Cohen Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, and Edward Thorp Gallery. His work has been represented in numerous group exhibitions, including the Rose Art Museun, the Walker Art Center, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, the Florida Atlantic University Gallery, Zabriskie Gallery, Edward Thorp Gallery, the Swiss Institute, C/O Gallery in Oslo. His sculptures are in prominent collections such as the Walker Art Center and the Agnes Gund collection, and he is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist Residency Fellowship, the State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship, and the Yale Norfolk Fellowship. Baenziger’s work has been reviewed or commented on in the New York Times, the New York Sun, the Art Newspaper, the Village Voice, Artforum, Art in America, Arts & Antiques, Sculpture Magazine, and others.
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