John Currin

Art Works
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A Fifteen Year Survey of Women
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
June 19 - August 21, 2009

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A Fifteen Year Survey of Women
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
June 19 - August 21, 2009
 

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A Fifteen Year Survey of Women
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
June 19 - August 21, 2009

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A Fifteen Year Survey of Women
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A Fifteen Year Survey of Women
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Biography

Born in 1962, Boulder, CO

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

1986 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1984 BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

2012
Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

2011
DHC/Art, Montréal, Canada

John Currin meets Cornelis van Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2010
John Currin: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY

2009
John Currin: Works on Paper, A Fifteen Year Survey of Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2008
John Currin: New Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

2006
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Traveled to: Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

John Currin: Works on Paper, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Traveled to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 

2002
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

1999
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

1996
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1995
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Limousin, Limoges, France

Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, WA

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Galerie Jennifer Flay, San Francisco, CA

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Critical Distance, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Ado Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany

1992
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1989
White Columns, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, NY

2012
Freedom Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst’s Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy

Curators’ Series #5. Bouvard and Pécuchet’s, Compendious Quest for Beauty, David Roberts Art 

Foundation, London, England

Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2011
Celebrating the Golden Age, Grans Hals Musuem, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Deer, Le Consortium Dijon, Dijon, France

2010
Lebenslust und Totentanz, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, England

Crash: Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England

In the Company of Alice, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Connecticut, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2009
Mary Magdelene, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Tears of Eros, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

Oscar Tuazon. That’s Not Made For That, David Roberts Foundation, London, England

Paint Made Flesh, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Travels to: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

Talk Dirty to Me…, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Travels to: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2008
Diana And Actaeon - The Forbidden Gaze, Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Travels to: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England

Bad Painting. Good Art, mumok - Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

THE OLYMP – Works on Paper, Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Düsseldorf, Germany

L’Homme Merveilleux, Château de Malbrouck manderen, France

Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2007
Old School, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England
Travels to: Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative. Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Insight?, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

What is Painting? – Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

News on Paper, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Rockers Island – Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany

Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Painting Now! – Back to Figuration, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Jake & Dinos Champan and John Currin, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light, Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

Zurück zur Figur: Marlerei der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Travels to: Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria

Painting Codes: I Codici della Pittura, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monafalcone, Italy

Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

Dryden Goodwin – Portraint Perspectives, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

The Power of Women, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy

Sweets and Beauties, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY

New York, New York, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

2005
Girls on Film, curated by Kristine Bell, Zwriner and Wirth Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Idols of Perversity, Bellwether, New York, NY

In Limbo. Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Works on Paper,  Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

The Figurative Impulse – Works from the UBS Art Collection, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR

Fondos Regionales de Arte Contmporáneo Île-de-France y Poitou-Charentes, MAMBA – Museo de Arte 

Moderno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Syzygy, Shaheem Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2004
SITE Sante Fe’s Fifth International Biennial: Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM

She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY

Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Painting Now: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

15 year anniversary of Regen Projects, Regen Projects, Los Angeles,CA

Selections from the Collection of William and Ruth True, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Il Nudo: Fra Ideale e Realta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

The Charged Image: From the Collection of Douglas S. Cramer, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Projet Cône Sud, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
Travels to: Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay

2003
Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, White Columns, New York, NY

20th Anniversary Show, Monika Sprüth/Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

John Currin Selects, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

DC: Lily van der Stokker: Small Talk, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

As Time Goes By, Leo Koenig, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Traveled to: Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, AL

Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Reverie – Works from the Collection of Douglas S. Cramer, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Pittura/painting: From Rauschenberg to Murakami, 1964-2003, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

Trésors Publics: 20 Ans de Création dans les Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain, Villa Grenier, Strasbourg, France

Awakenings, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

The Great Drawing Show, 1550-2003, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Liebe Maler, male mir…Dear Painter, paint me…Cher Peintre, peins-moi, curated by Alison Gingeras, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Traveled to: Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

American Standard (Para) Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

The Honeymooners: John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

Its Unfair!, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, Spain

Art for Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Curious Pictures…Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY

Walk Around Town: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

New York Renaissance: Masterworks from the Whitney Museum, Palazzon Reale, Milan, Italy

Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charantes, Angoulême, France

Cher peintre: peintures figuratives despuise l’ultime Picabia, Centres George Pompidou, Paris, France

2001
Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Azerty, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Naked Since 1950, C & M Arts, New York, NY

About Faces. C & M Arts, New York, NY

The Way I See It, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Works on Paper from Acconci to Zittel. Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

A Room of Their Own From Arbus to Gober, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2000
Kin, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

Innuendo, Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York, NY

Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Couples, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

Art on Paper 2000, curated by Ron Platt, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Of the Moment – Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Drawing on the Figure: Works of Paper of the 1990s from the Manilow Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS XV, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

State of Art: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1999
Art Lovers, Compton House, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England

I’m Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Carnegie International 1999/2000, CI: 99/00, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

The Great Drawing Show: 1550 to 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Malerei, INIT-Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

The Nude in Contemporary Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CO

TroubleSpot: Painting, Museum van Hedendaagse kunst Antwepren, Antwerp, Belgium

Examining Pictures: exhibiting paintings, curated by Francesco Bonami, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Travels to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Etcetera, Spacex, Exeter, England

Painters: John Currin and Elizabeth Peyton, curated by Peter Schjeldahl, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Salome: Images of Women in Contemporary Art, curated by Katherine Gass, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY

Positioning, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

7 Women, 7 Years Later, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1998
More Fake, More Real, Yet Ever Closer, curated by Robert Evren, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY

The Risk of Existence, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY

Young Americans 2, Part Two, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

From Here to Eternity: Paintings in 1998, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

Hungry Ghosts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Portraits: People, Places and Things, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich, CO

Now and Later, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1997
Heart, Body, Mind, Soul: American Art in the 1990s, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Tate Gallery Selects: American Realities, Views from Abroad, European Perspectives on American Art 3, curated by Nicolas Serota and Sandy Naime, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Painting Project, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Projects # 60: Currin, Peyton, Tuymans, curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Feminine Image, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

1996
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Figure, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Pittura, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

Variations, op. 96: une selection d’oeuvres du Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Poitou-Charentes, Musée des arts du Cognac, Cognac, France

Answered Prayers, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Sugar Mountain, White Columns, New York, NY

Face to Face, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Controfigura, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA

Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Wild Walls, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Travels to: Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

25 Americans: Paintings in the 90’s, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

Collection, fin XXe, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France

B-Movie, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

1994
A series of rotating installations: Week 1: John Currin and Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibited, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Summer Group Show, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, WA

Up the Establishment, Sonnabend Gallery, NY

Kathe Burkhart, John Currin, José A. Hernandez Diez, Tony Oursler, Lorna Simpson, Sue Williams, Galleria Galliani, Genoa, Italy

White Columns Benefit 1994, White Columns, New York, NY

Don’t Postpone Joy or Collecting Can Be Fun! Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

Travels to: Austrian Cultural Institute, New York, NY

Intercourse, Mustard, Brooklyn, NY

Passing Through, Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland

1993
Medium Messages, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY

Look at the Window, Museum Het Kruithuis, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 

One of Us (Since You Stayed Here), Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands

After the Event, curated by Mike Hubert, Aperto 93 in conjunction with the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Project Unite Firminy, Unité d’Habitation Le Corbusier, Firminy, France

Prospect ’93: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-main, Germany

SOHO at Duke IV. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

1992
Figurative Work from the Permanent Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Double Identity, Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany

Dead Cat Bounce, Robbin Lockell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany

Travels to: Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Paris, France

New Deal, Brunno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

1991
Malerei, Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany

Shared Skin: Sub-Social Identifiers, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Violence and Knowledge in Recent American Art, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Gulliver’s Travels, Sophia Ungers Galerie, Cologne, Germany

7 Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

John Currin and Robin Kahn, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1990
(not so) Simple Pleasures, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA

Total Metal, curated by Richard Phillips, Simon Watson Gallery, New York. NY 

White Columns Benefit, New York, NY

Program Update White Columns, White Columns, New York, NY 

1989
Amerikarma, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2011
John Currin. New York: Gagosian/Rizzoli.

2006
John Currin. New York: Gagosian/Rizzoli.

2004
Storr, Robert. Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque. Santa Fe: SITE Santa Fe.

2003
Roenblum, Robert. John Currin. New York: Abrams.

Currin, John. John Currin. New York: Distributed Art Publishers.

Currin, John. John Currin Selects. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts.

2002
Breuvart, Valerie. Vitamin P. New York: Phaidon Press, pp. 68-69.

Gingeras, Alison M. Dear Painter, paint me…: Painting the Figure since Late Picabia. Paris: Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou; Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien; and Frankfurt; Schirn Kunsthalle.

The Honeymooners. Hydra, Greece: The Hydra Workshop.

John Currin. Tokyo: Taka Ishii Gallery.

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, Queens.

2001
Anderson, Maxwell. American Visionaries; Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New 

York: Harry N. Abrams.

Naked Since 1950. C & M Arts, New York.

2000
Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, pp. 80- 81.

1999
Grosenick, Uta and Burkhard Riemschneider. 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millenium. Cologne, 

Germany: Taschen, pp. 100-104.

The Nude in Contemporary Art. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Examining Pictures: exhibiting paintings. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

Salome: Images of Women in Contemporary Art. The College of New Rochelle, New York.

1998
More Fake, More Real, Yet Ever Closer. The College of New Rochelle, New York.

Young Americans 2: Part Two. Saatchi Gallery, London.

Hungry Ghosts. Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Pop Surrealism. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

1997
Marcoci, Roxana, Diane Murphy and Eve Sinalko. New Art. New York: Abrams.

The Tate Gallery Selects: European Perspectives on American Art 3. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Painting Project. Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York.

1996
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Collection. Bard College, New York.

narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves. California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido.

1995
Seward, Keith. John Currin Oeuvres/Works 1989-1995. Limoges, France: Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Limousin.

Wild Walls. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

25 Americans: Paintings in the 90’s. Milwaukee Museum of Art.

Collection, fin XXe. Fonds Regional d’art Contemporain Poitou-Carentes, Angouleme, France.

1993
Critical Distance. Ado Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

Look at the Window. Museum Het Kruithuis, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Aperto 93. Venice Biennale, Italy.

Projet Unite Firminy. Unite D’Habitation Le Corbusier, Firminy, France.

Prospect ’93. Eine Ausstellung des Frankfurter Kunstvereins im Steinernen Hans und der Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

1990
(not so) Simple Pleasures. MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA.

Total Metal. Simon Watson Gallery, New York.

Program Update White Columns. White Columns, New York.