Robert Ryman

1930
Born in Nashville, Tennessee / USA

1948
Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookevill, Tennessee / USA

1949
George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville

 

Solo exhibitions (Selection)

2015
Robert Ryman, Dia:Chelsea, New York

2013
Recent Paintings, Pace, New York

2012
Robert Ryman: Untitled, A Painting in Four Parts, 1963–1964, Gagosian Gallery, New York

2010
Variations and Improvisations, The Phillips Collection, Washington
A Closer Look at Robert Ryman's Classico 5, MoMA PS1, New York
Large-small, thick-thin, light reflecting, light absorbing, PaceWildenstein, New York
Variations & Improvisations, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Robert Ryman, Dia, Beacon Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York

2009
Robert Ryman, Yvon Lambert, New York

2008
Advancing the Experience: Robert Ryman and Urs Raussmüller, Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen

2007
Contemporary Conversations: Robert Ryman, 1976, The Menil Collection, Houston, USA
Robert Ryman: No Title Required, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York

2006
Robert Ryman: Small Works, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Robert Ryman at Inverleith House, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2005
Robert Ryman, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Robert Ryman, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Robert Ryman: Monotypes, Pace Prints, New York

2004
Robert Ryman, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York
Robert Ryman, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura City
Robert Ryman: Works on Paper 1957–1964, Peter Blum SoHo, New York

2003
New Paintings, Haunch of Venison, London

2002
Robert Ryman, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York
Robert Ryman, Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich

2001
Robert Ryman: Early and Recent Paintings, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf
Untitled, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2000
Robert Ryman Retrospective, Haus der Kunst, Munich – Traveled to: Kunstmuseum Bonn
Robert Ryman: Paintings from the Sixties, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

1999
Robert Ryman, Studio 7 L, Paris
Robert Ryman: Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York

1996
Temporary Contemporary, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville
Recent Paintings, PaceWaldenstein, New York
Untitled, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

1995
Core Paintings, PaceWaldenstein, New York
Obra grafica completa, Ediciones T Galeria D'Art, Barcelona
Robert Ryman, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya

1994
Robert Ryman: Recent Painting, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Robert Ryman Prints 1969–93, Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Robert Ryman: New Paintings, Galerie Marc Blondeau, Paris

1993
Robert Ryman: New Paintings, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York
Robert Ryman, Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen
Robert Ryman, Tate Gallery, London – traveled to: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Works on paper, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

1992
Robert Ryman: Works on Paper, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf
Robert Ryman: Versions, Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen

1991
RENN Esapce d'Art Contemporain, Paris

1990
New Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York
Six Aquatints, Nohra Haime gallery, New York

1989
Prints The Projects RoomJohn Weber Gallery, New York

1988
Untitled, DIA Art Foundation, New York

1987
Untitled, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
The Charter Series, A Meditative Room for the Collection of Gerald S. Elliott", The Art Institute of Chicago,

1986
Recent Paintings, Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York
Untitled, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Currents, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston
Untitled, Raum f?r Malerei, Cologne

1985
Untitled, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

1984
New Paintings, Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York
Peintures r?centes, Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris

1983
Untitled, Bonnier Gallery, New York
Untitled, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

1982
Paintings, Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Recent Paintings, Mayor Gallery, London

1981
Untitled, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

1980
Neue Bilder, Kunstraum München, Munich
Untitled, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
InK, Halle für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich

1979
Untitled, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
InK, Halle für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich

1978
InK, Halle für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich

1977
Neue Bilder, Galerie Annemarie Verna, Zurich
Untitled, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Paintings 1976, PS 1, New York
Untitled, Gallerie Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
Untitled, Galerie Charles Kriwin, Brussel

1975
Untitled
Kunsthalle Basel
Paintings and Prints, John Weber Gallery, New York

1974
Untitled, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Komplette Graphik, Westfälischer Kunstverein
Untitled, John Weber Gallery, New York
Untitled, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel

1973
Untitled, Galleria San Fedele, Milano
Paintings and Etchings, John Weber Gallery, New York
Art & Project, Amsterdam
Untitled, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1972

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Early paintings, John Weber Gallery, New York
Untitled, Galerie Annemarie Verna, Zurich
Untitled, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Cologne
Untitled, Current Editions, Seattle
Untitled, Galleria II Cortile, Rome
Untitled, Lisson Gallery, London

1971
Untitled, Fischbach Gallery, New York
Untitled, Dwan Gallery, New York
Untitled, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Cologne
Untitled, Currents Editions, Seattle

1970
Delta Paintings 1966, Fischbach Gallery, New York

1969
Untitled, Fischbach Gallery, New York
Wall Show - Part I, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Untitled, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Drawings, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich
Untitled, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Untitled, Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milano

1968
Untitled, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich
Untitled, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1967
Untitled, Paul Bianchini Gallery, New York

Group exhibitions (Selection)

2016 
Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., September 30, 2016–January 29, 2017. Traveled to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
I Still Believe in Miracles: Celebrating 30 Years of Inverleith House, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Forty, MoMA PS1
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties, Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York
Dansaekhwa & Minimalism, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Traveled to: Blum & Poe, New York

2015
Cornering the Round, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
Giordio Morandi + Robert Ryman: Object/Space, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Carl Andre in His Time, Mnuchin Gallery, New York
Brancusi: Pioneer of American Minimalism, Paul Kasmin Gallery
Selections from The Kramarsky Collection, David Zwirner, New York

2014
Solides Fragiles, Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art ModerneGrand-Duc Jean
White Magic: Robert Ryman, Rudolf Staffel, David Nolan New York
Make it New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950–1975, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, August
Biennale of Painting: The Paintstroke, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection
Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Belvedere Vienna
Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York,
Carte Blanche, Pace at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz
Fruits of Passion-The Collection of the Pompidou Center
The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

2013
A Place In Two Dimensions: a Selection From Collección Jumex + Fred Sandback, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969 Venice 2013, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada, Venice
The Illusion of the Precise: Robert Ryman, Todd Williamson, Mark Williams, Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Saint Louis
White: The Anatomy of a Color, National Academy Museum, New York

2012
The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Saint Louis
White: The Anatomy of a Color, National Academy Museum, New York, May 23–August 26, 2012.
Derive, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston

2011
Structure & Absence, White Cube, London
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Drawn, Taped, Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, New York
Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

2010
On-Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Editions: Ingrid Calame, Tara Donovan, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman and Dan Walsh, Pace Prints, New York
50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, and 545 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Reflection, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
With a Probability of Being Seen: Dorothee and Konrad Fischer: Archives of an Attitude, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Monet and Abstraction, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid – Traveled to: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Prints by Albers Judd, Reinhardt, Ryman and Tuttle , Pace Prints, New York

2009
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1969, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Sans-Titre #1: Peintures des années 1970–1980, Œuvres de la Collection Lambert, Collection Lambert, Avignon
Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York
New Drawings 1946–2007, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia
Piero Manzoni: A Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York
White Light, White Heat, HAUSER & WIRTH Colnaghi London
ONE MORE, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne

2008
LINES, GRIDS, STAINS, WORDS - MOMA COLLECTION, Museum Wiesbaden
for what you are about to receive, Gagosian Gallery
Red October Chocolate Factory, Moskau
Private , Corporate V Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Robert Ryman, Urs Raussmüller, Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen
SAMMLUNG: 1978 - 2008, Migros Museum, Zürich
LINES, GRIDS, STAINS, WORDS - MOMA COLLECTION, Museu Serralves, Porto
Face to Face, The Daros Collections II, Daros Exhibitions, Zürich
How Artists Draw, Menil Collection, Houston
Abstract Vision, Thomas Ammann, Zürich

2007
Das schwarze Quadrat, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
Die Kunst zu Sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
MARTa schweigt, MARTa Herford Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Herford
What Is Painting?, MoMA, New York, USA
Japan und der Westen - Die erfüllte Leere, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
J'EMBRASSE PAS, Collection Lambert, Avignon

2006
Line and Surface - Works on Paper, Peter Blum - Blumarts Inc., New York
Soulages, Kelly, Ryman - Estampes, Galerie Lelong, Paris
Conversation with Art, on Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Travelin' Light, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Where are we going?, Palazzo Grassi, Venedig
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle Bonn, Bonn
Plane Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Wintertur
busy going crazy, La Maison Rouge, Paris

2005
Outside Europe - Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Mäzene der Kunst auf Papier, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Salon dautomne, Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zurich
Masterprints aus Privatsammlungen, Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden
Leporello, Een reis door de collectie, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2004
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Usce, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrad, Belgrade
Still mapping the moon - Perspektiven zeitgenössischer Malerei, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Sommerausstellung, Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zurich
Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s-70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles
Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) - Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York