Ross Bleckner was born in 1949 in New York City and grew up in Hewlett, NY. He received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1971, a Master of Fine Arts from Cal Arts in 1973, and he has taught at many of the nation’s most prestigious universities.
Bleckner has exhibited his work at such venues as the ICA Philadelphia, Kunsthalle Zurich, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern. His first solo museum exhibition was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1988, and in 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York held a mid-career retrospective of his work, at the age of 45.
He has been represented in many group exhibitions internationally, as well as in the Whitney Biennial (1975, 1987, 1989), the Sydney Biennale (1988), and the Carnegie International (1988).
Recent exhibitions include Architecture of the Sky at the Bohme Chapel, Cologne, Paralipsis, at Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, and Ross Bleckner at the Palais Schonborn-Batthyany, Vienna. His works are held in public collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; MoCA, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Bleckner lives and works in New York.