Born 1940. Mel Bochner is an American Conceptual artist best known for his text-based paintings. Having moved to New York during the tail end of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Bochner quickly became involved in the emerging movements of the 1960s: Minimal Art and Conceptual Art. In 1966, he curated the show Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art, that is now widely considered to be the first conceptual art exhibition. The artist continues to live and work in New York. His works are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.