Alexander and Bonin was established in 1995 in New York City by Carolyn Alexander and Ted Bonin with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging, mid-career, and established international contemporary artists. Since its inception, the gallery has worked closely with museums and public institutions around the world and has established a reputation for a rigorous and diverse programme. In 1997, Alexander and Bonin moved to a three story building in Chelsea, and in 2016 moved to its new location at 47 Walker Street in Tribeca.


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Stefan Kürten (b. 1963, Düsseldorf) is a painter and musician who lives and works in Düsseldorf. He attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and later studied and taught at the Art Institute of San Francisco.

Kürten creates layered, intricately detailed depictions of architecture, landscapes, and domestic interiors. Typically devoid of overt depictions of figures, human presence is indirectly referenced through the portrayal of the familiar spaces of everyday life. Kürten often incorporates decorative motifs drawn from wallpaper or textiles, resulting in works that are simultaneously realistic depictions of the mundane and formalist experiments of line and pattern.

Stefan Kürten's work has been exhibited extensively since 1984 at galleries and institutions such as University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco. Kürten’s paintings are in the permanent collections of several European and American institutions including Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Kürten had a solo exhibition at Alexander and Bonin in November, 2018.