Max Xeno Karnig

Selected works
Bio & CV

Bio & CV:

Max Xeno Karnig (b. 1990 in New York, New York, lives and works between Los Angeles and Berkeley, California). Karnig received a BA in both art history and studio art from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
With all the art history he conjures into these small panels, Max’s paintings have a contemporary vitality which brings them into the present.
Like the old masters he reveres, Max Xeno Karnig’s paintings subtly mutate, but often return to same subjects.


Max Xeno Karnig
b. 1990, New York (USA) 


2019: MFA University of California, Irvine 
2013: BA University of California, San Diego 

Solo Exhibitions

2024: “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”, Castle, Los Angeles, CA
2024: (forthcoming), Half Gallery Annex, New York, NY
2023: “The Cardsharps”, Samuele Visentin, London, UK
2023: “No Return”, Cruise Control, CA
2022: “City of Women”, Castle, Los Angeles, CA
2019: “Dogsbody”, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

Group Exhibitions

2023: “Body Double”, Ketabi Bourdet, Paris, France
2023: “Who Are You?”, La Loma Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2023: “Breathless”, Myriam Chair Galerie, Paris, France
2022: “Danse Macabre”, Samuele Visentin, London, UK
2019: “While Color Lights Up Your Face”, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA


2024: Apparitions, Seaview, Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2024: Dallas Art Fair, Half Gallery