John Chamberlain

1927
Born in Rochester / USA

1952
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1956
Black Mountain College, Black Mountain

2011
Died in New York / USA

Solo exhibitions (Selection)

2016
John Chamberlain: Poetic Form. Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2015
John Chamberlain. Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

2013
The Artist’s Studio: John Chamberlain. Guild Hall, East Hampton
John Chamberlain: It Ain’t Cheap. Dan Flavin Art Institute, Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton

2012
John Chamberlain: Choices. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Chamberlain at Fairchild. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
Installation at Seagram Building. Gagosian Gallery, 375 Park Avenue, New York

2011
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York
John Chamberlain: CURVATUREROMANCE. Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
John Chamberlain. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London

2010
John Chamberlain. Galería Elvira González, Madrid
John Chamberlain “SINKOPEEFEAST.” More Gallery, Giswil

2009
John Chamberlain: Sinkopeefeast. More Gallery, Giswil
John Chamberlain: Early Years. L & M Arts, New York
Contemporary Conversations: John Chamberlain, “American Tableau.” The Menil Collection, Houston

2008
John Chamberlain: Recent Work. PaceWildenstein, New York

2007
John Chamberlain, Squeezed and Tied: Foam and Paper Sculptures 1969–70. Dan Flavin Art Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton
John Chamberlain: New Work. Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

2006
John Chamberlain: It’s his show. Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris. Traveled to: Buchmann Galerie, Berlin; Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

2005
John Chamberlain: Foam Sculptures 1966–1981. Photographs 1989–2004. Chinati Foundation, Marfa
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. PaceWildenstein, New York
John Chamberlain: Without Fear. Waddington Galleries, London
John Chamberlain: Papier Paradiso. Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

2003
John Chamberlain: Early Works. Allan Stone Gallery, New York

2002
John Chamberlain: Sculpture 1988–2001. Waddington Galleries, London

2000
John Chamberlain: The Hedge. The Center for Public Sculpture, New York
John Chamberlain Sculpture: Selections from The Menil Collection and Dia Center for the Arts. The Menil Collection, Houston
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. PaceWildenstein, New York

1999
John Chamberlain. Lever House, New York

1998
John Chamberlain: Chamberlain’s Fauve Landscape. PaceWildenstein, New York

1997
John Chamberlain: Sculpture and Photographs. PaceWildenstein, New York
John Chamberlain: “Sculptures.” Jablonka Galerie, Cologne

1996
John Chamberlain. Kukje Gallery, Seoul
John Chamberlain: Current Work and Fond Memories, Sculptures and Photographs 1967–1995. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Traveled to: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Baby Tycoons: Skulpturen von John Chamberlain. Galerie Daniel Blau, Münster

1994
John Chamberlain. Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. PaceWildenstein, New York. Traveled to: DanielWeinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

1993
John Chamberlain. Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
John Chamberlain. Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
John Chamberlain Photographs. Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Geneva
Wide Point: The Photography of John Chamberlain. Parrish Art Museum, Southampton

1992
John Chamberlain: Neue Skulpturen. Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
John Chamberlain: Recent Work. The Pace Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain: New Work. Dan Flavin Art Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe
John Chamberlain. Galleria Seno, Milan

1991
John Chamberlain. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden. Traveled to: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden
John Chamberlain: Monotypes. Pace Editions, New York
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. The Pace Gallery, New York

1990

John Chamberlain: Gondolas and Dooms Day Flotilla. Dia Center for the Arts, New York
John Chamberlain. Waddington Galleries, London

1989
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. The Pace Gallery, New York

1988
John Chamberlain. Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Geneva
John Chamberlain. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1987
John Chamberlain. Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva
Sculpture, John Chamberlain, 1970s & 1980s. The Menil Collection, Houston
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London

1986
John Chamberlain: Sculpture, 1954–1985. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
John Chamberlain: Oils. Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany. Traveled to: Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne
John Chamberlain: Sculpture. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1985
John Chamberlain. Galerie Gillespie—Laage-Salomon, Paris

1984
John Chamberlain: L Skulpturen. Galerie Gillespie—Laage-Salomon, Paris
John Chamberlain: Selected Prints. Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain: New Sculpture. Xavier Fourcade, New York
John Chamberlain: Tonks. Gallery Helen vand der Meij, Amsterdam
John Chamberlain: Drawings. Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
John Chamberlain: Esculturas. Palacio de Cristal Parque del Retiro, Madrid

1983
John Chamberlain. L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles
Exhibits Tonks in John Chamberlain. Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain. Robert L. Kidd Galleries, Birmingham
John Chamberlain: Sculpture and Work on Paper. Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown
John Chamberlain Reliefs 1960–1982. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

1982
John Chamberlain Sculpture: An Extended Exhibition. Dia Art Foundation, New York
Chamberlain Gardens: Essex. Dia Art Foundation, Essex
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1979
John Chamberlain. Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Traveled to: Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

1978
John Chamberlain. Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany. Traveled to: Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Cologne

1977
John Chamberlain. Galerie Heiner Friedrich, New York
The Texas Pieces. Presented by the Dia Art Foundation, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Ward’s Island, New York
View from the Cockpit. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1976
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain: An Exhibition of Sculpture. Mayor Gallery, London

1975
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
John Chamberlain: Recent Sculpture. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Traveled to: Saint Louis Botanical Gardens, Saint Louis
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
John Chamberlain. Ronald Greenburg Gallery, St. Louis

1974
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago

1973
John Chamberlain: An Exhibition of New Works in Foil. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
John Chamberlain: The Texas Pieces. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Sculpture Garden, New York

1972
John Chamberlain/Fucking Couches. Lo Giudice Gallery, New York, NY in affiliation with Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1971 John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
John Chamberlain. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1970
Hard and Soft: Recent Sculpture. Lo Giudice Gallery, Chicago
John Chamberlain: Minneapolis Couches. Locksley/Shea Gallery, Minneapolis

1969
Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York
Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles

1968
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

1967
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne
Pomona College Art Department, Claremont
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

1966
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles

1964
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris

1963
John Chamberlain: Sculpture. The Pace Gallery, Boston

1962
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
Dilexi Gallery, Los Angeles

1960
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

1957
Wells Street Gallery, Chicago


Group exhibitions (Selection)

2016
Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic 1945–1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Puff Pieces, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Sprayed. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London
America Is Hard to See. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Chamberlain | Prouve. Gagosian Gallery, W. 24th Street, New York (in collaboration with Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris)

2014

The Moon Museum. Bob Rauschenberg Fine Art Gallery, Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Meyers
Michael Scott and John Chamberlain: A Conversation. Sandra Gering Inc, New York
Nine Shades of Black. Galerie Tanit-Beyrouth, Beirut
Carte Blanche. Pace Gallery, Chesa Busin, Zuoz

2013
Chamberlain/Francis. Van Doren Waxter, New York
Secrets of Sunset Beach. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Artzuid. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Making Connections: Permanent Collection Exhibition. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Revolution: John Chamberlain, Ida Ekblad, Christine Streuli. Kunstmuseum Luzern

2012

Chamberlain, Gursky, Hirst, Kusama, Prince. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

2010

Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Robert & Ethel Scull: Portrait of a Collection. Acquavella Galleries, New York
50 Years at Pace. The Pace Gallery, New York

2009
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1969, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Artists Making Photographs: Chamberlain, Rauschenberg, Samaras, Ruscha, Warhol. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2008
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2007
Correspondences—Vincent Van Gogh/John Chamberlain. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

2006

John Chamberlain, Bruce Nauman. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2003
Dan Flavin and John Chamberlain Sculptures. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York

2002
Black Mountain College: Experimenting with Power. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

2001
de Kooning/Chamberlain: Influence and Transformation. PaceWildenstein, New York

2000
John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

1999

The American Century: Art & Culture 1900–2000. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1997
Joan Mitchell & John Chamberlain: A Juxtaposition. Cheim & Read, New York
The Froehlich Foundation: German and American Art from Beuys and Warhol. Tate Gallery, London

1996
Abstraction in the 20th Century: Total Risk, Freedom, Discipline. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1995
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950–1965. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1994
XXII Bienal de São Paulo. São Paulo
Change of Scene V. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

1993
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (with Donald Judd).
American Art in the 20th Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913–1993. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Traveled to: Royal Academy of Arts, London

1992

John Chamberlain: Recent Work. The Pace Gallery, New York

1991
Sélection. FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne

1990
American Masters of the 60’s. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Major Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, New York

1987
Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1986
Philadelphia Collects Art Since 1940. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Qu’est–ce que c’est la sculpture moderne? Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1985
The Third Dimension. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to: Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor

1984
Gemini G.E.L. Art and Collaboration. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1982
Documenta 7. Kassel
Castelli and His Artists/Twenty–Five Years. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla. Traveled to: Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin

1980
Across the Nation: Fine Art for Federal Buildings, 1972–1979. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1976
Visions/Paintings and Sculpture: Distinguished Alumni 1945 to the Present. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1975
Sculpture, American Directions 1945–75. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1974
Works from Change, Inc.. The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Inaugural Exhibition. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1973
Whitney Biennial: Painting and Sculpture. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1972
Critics’ Choice. Sculpture Center, New York

1970
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940–1969. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1968
John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, George Ortman Exhibition. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1967
The 1967 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh

1964
Group. Circarama Building, New York State Pavilion, World’s Fair, New York
XXXII Esposizione Biennale Internationale d’Arte Venezia. Venice
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade: 54–64. Tate Gallery, London

1961
Eighty Works from the Richard Brown Baker Collection. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The 1961 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
Three Young Americans. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin
VI Bienal de São Paulo. Museu d’Arte Moderna, São Paulo
The Art of Assemblage. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to: Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, Dallas; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco

1959
Recent Sculpture USA. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to: Denver Art Museum, Denver; Tucson Fine Arts Association, Tucson; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; City Art Museum of Saint Louis, Saint Louis; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Enormous Room: Four Artists. Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

1958
Davida Gallery, Chicago (with Joseph Fiore).
Hansa Gallery, New York