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Reminiscent of Color Field painters like Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis, Landon Metz’ paired down aesthetic points to his time growing up in Arizona. His ink-stained canvasses, often arranged around a space in a sequential installation, have a precision and lightness that reflects his airy Brooklyn studio. Metz is not trying to create singular pieces of work, but open out new ways in which one looks at and exists within a particular space.

Landon Metz (b. 1985, Arizona, USA) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Custot Dubai (2024); Gana Art, Seoul (2023); Sean Kelly, New York (2022); De Brock, Knokke (2022); Von Bartha, Copenhagen (2022); Waddington Custot, London (2021); Von Bartha, Basel (2021); Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (2021) and Francesca Minini, Milan (2020).

I don’t consider myself a painter. I think of myself more as an artist who uses paintings rather than simply makes them. Especially with my latest pieces, the work may be informed by conversations surrounding the medium, but it’s not in any way fixed or limited to them.

Landon Metz



  • 2019

    Prix Jean François Prat


  • 2014

    ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024

    Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

    Waddington Custot, London, UK

    Christie's, Custot Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • 2023

    I Cut The Hairs On My Head Yesterday But They Grew Back So I Cut Them Again Today And It Was Cooler Than It Had Been So I Wore A Jacket For The First Time In A Long Time And A Paper Cup Of Coffee Warmed My Hands And I Walked Over The Bridge And The Elevator Never Works So I Took The Stairs And I Organized The Studio Before, Von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

    It was unusually quiet on Lafayette Street and for a brief moment the cadence of my footsteps aligned with that of a stranger, Gana Art, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2022

    The sky isn’t really blue, Von Bartha, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Come Together, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

    A Different Kind of Paradise, Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

  • 2021

    It snowed and a half sphere accumulated on a post outside the window, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

    Euphoria, Von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

    Love Songs, Waddington Custot, London, UK

  • 2020

    Clarity, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

  • 2019

    Landon Metz, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

    Three Eleven, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2018

    Asymmetrical Symmetry, Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

    Feels So Right Now, Von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

    Landon Metz, Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy

  • 2017

    Fourth Wall, Von Bartha, S-chanf, Switzerland

    At the bodega on the corner they have black plums 2 for $1 and cactus pears 2 for $1 and tangerines 2 for $1, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Quintets, VI, VII, Oslo, Norway

  • 2016

    &, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

    &, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

  • 2015

    oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Landon Metz, James Fuentes, New York, NY, USA

  • 2014

    Plose, ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy

    Michael Jackson Penthouse, Retrospective, Hudson, NY, USA

  • 2012

    Still, TORRI, Paris, France

  • 2011

    Something To Dance To, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Morris Louis / Landon Metz, with Morris Louis, Paul Kasmin, New York, NY, USA

  • 2013

    Shake Shack Guggenheim, with Ethan Cook, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Blue., Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, NY, USA

    Reflections: Open Ended, Gana Art, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2017

    Corners / In Between, Norma Mangione, Turin, Italy

    Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

    Five years of VI, VII, Independent Regence, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2016

    Splotch, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY, USA

  • 2015

    Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen's, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2014

    173 E 94th St / Chausee de Waterloo 550, Paul Kasmin at Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

    From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

    La Chose Encadrée, SWG3, Glasgow International Biennial, Glasgow, UK

  • 2013

    F(re)e Play, Stadium, New York, NY, USA

    La Suite, TORRI, Paris, France

    Organix, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy

    Space Whole Karaoke, Middlemarch, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2012

    Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY, USA

    Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY, USA

    TLK DRTY, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2011

    Historia Mysteria, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Post Truth, Reference Art Gallery, Richmond, VI, USA

    Saint Lawrence Ice, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada

Selected images