Mel Bochner

b. 1940
In 5 collections on Artscapy


Mel Bochner earned his BFA from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1962. Upon relocating to New York City in 1964, he actively participated in two significant art movements of the era—minimal art, already underway with artists like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, and conceptual art, an emerging movement in which Bochner would play a pivotal role. In 1966, he curated the exhibition "Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art" at the School of Visual Arts, New York, now recognized as one of the earliest conceptual art exhibitions.

During the same year, Bochner embarked on creating photographic works, including the influential "36 Photographs and 12 Diagrams," showcased at Dwan Gallery, New York, in 1967. His renowned "Measurement Room" came to life in 1969 at Galerie Heiner Friedrich in Munich, Germany.