Olivier Mosset




Olivier Mosset was born in Bern, Switzerland and moved to the United States in 1977.

For a brief period, Mosset was associated with Daniel Buren, Niele Toroni and Michel Parmentier in the 1960s. From December 1966 until December 1967, the four artists publicly expressed their desire to break with institutional structures and recognised artistic models. During the same year, Olivier Mosset created several paintings featuring the same black circle on a white ground at the centre of a one by one meter square. Between 1966 and 1974, he produced about two hundred paintings of circles. The relationships that he created among shades of colour from 1976 progressively led him towards monochrome painting.

For the Paris Biennale, he produced a wall-sized painting covered with a coat of red, through which could be discerned the traces of stripes in pencil; confused with the wall, the painting went unnoticed. In 1978, he met Marcia Hafif, with him he established an artist’s group; this resulted in the exhibitions entitled New abstraction (1983) and Radical painting (1984). In 1986, Mosset participated in the Tableaux abstracts exhibition at the Villa Arson in Nice. The same year, he presented paintings with titles for the first time.



Born 1944 in Bern, Switzerland
Lives and works in Tucson and New York, USA

Selected Solo Shows

Kunsthaus Biel/Bienne, Biel, Swizerland (with Nathalie Dupasquier) (upcoming)
"benches", Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
"Olivier Mosset", Galerie les filles du calvaires, Paris, France
"Olivier Mosset", Albarràn Bourdais, Madrid, Spain
"Olivier Mosset, galerie lange + pult, Geneva, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris, France
"Olivier Moset", San Carlo Cremona, Cremona, Italy
"Olivier Mosset", Weiss Falk Basel, Basel, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", galerie lange + pult, Auvernier, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset. The Last Cowboy Songs", Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium
"Olivier Mosset", Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, USA
"Olivier Mosset", MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset - TUTU", Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset - 2, 11, 47", Fondatione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, Italy
"Art Basel + Art Unlimited" (with galerie lange + pult), Basel, Switzerland
"Untitled", MAMO, Cité Radieuse, Marseille, France
"Olivier Mosset", VNH, Paris, France
"Olivier Mosset", Massimo De Carlo, Milano Ventura, Italy
"Jacob Kassay / Olivier Mosset", galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset: Abstraction", Najar Foundation, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
"Olivier Mosset", Andrea Caratsch Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, USA
"Olivier Mosset", Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany
"Olivier Mosset", Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, USA
"White Paintings", galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"The kitchen paintings", Andrea Caratsch Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
"Olivier Mosset", Koenig & Clinton, New York, USA
"Olivier Mosset - Plan B", The Power Station, Dallas, USA
"Olivier Mosset", Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland