Stanley Whitney

Lives and works in New York, NY, USA

1972 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1968 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
1966 Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, USA 1946 Born in Philadelphia, PA, USA 


Selected Solo Exhibitions 


2018 ‘Stanley Whitney: In the Color’, Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA ‘Stanley Whitney, Paintings’, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 

2017 ‘Stanley Whitney: Drawings’, Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2016 ‘Focus – Stanley Whitney’, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA ‘Here Comes the Sun’, Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
‘Radical Times’, Lisson Gallery, London, UK 

2015 ‘Dance the Orange’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA ‘Stanley Whitney: Paintings’, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
‘Stanley Whitney’, Karma, New York, NY, USA ‘Team Colors’, Team (bungalow), Venice, CA, USA 'Paintings’, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway 

2013 ‘Other Colors I Forget’, Team Gallery, New York, NY, USA ‘Goya’s Lantern’, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium 

2012 ‘Yellow, Noon and Night’, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany ‘Left to Right’, Team Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Six Paintings’, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY, USA 2010 ‘Untitled 10’, Team Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2009 ‘I remember Clifford, still’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

2007 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Galleria Ramis Barquet, Mexico City, Mexico ‘bluetopic’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
‘Stanley Whitney’, Lagorio Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy ‘Stanley Whitney’, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy 

2006 ‘Colori al quadrato’, Galleria Carlina, Torino, Italy ‘Breathing Sound’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2005 ‘New Paintings’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2004 ‘Stanley Whitney: Recent Works’, A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 

2001 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY, USA 1999 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY, USA 1997 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 1991 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA 1990 ‘Stanley Whitney’, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY, USA 1987 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY, USA 1986 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL, USA 

1985 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA ‘Stanley Whitney’, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA 

1984 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA 

1983 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY, USA 1972 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA 


Selected Group Exhibitions 


2018 ‘Abstraction Today—Mapping the Invisible World’, Tobias Mueller Modern Art, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Inherent Structure’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA 

2017 Documenta 14, Athens, Greece; Kassel, Germany ‘Drawing Island’, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY USA
‘The State of New York Painting: Works of Intimate Scale by 26 Colorists’, City University of New York Kinsborough Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY USA ‘2017 Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards’, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY USA 

2016 ‘Making and Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu’, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
‘bisou magique’, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France
‘Paper in Practice’, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA
‘Nice Weather’ curated by David Salle, Skarstedt, New York, NY, USA 

2015 ‘For Troedsson Villa’, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, Japan
‘The Painter of Modern Life’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Nero su Bianco’, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy 

2014 ‘Szalon’, Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA ‘Paintings on Paper’, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA
‘More Material’, Salon 94, New York, NY, USA
‘This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion’, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, USA
‘Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today’, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
‘Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2’, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA 

2013 ‘Come Together: Surviving Sandy’, Industry City, New York, NY, USA ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, Cheim & Read, New York, NY, USA 

2012 ‘Awakening the Night. Art from Romanticism to the Present’, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
‘Predicting Memories’, Ehemaliges K.K. Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria ‘The Annual: 2012’, National Academy Museum, New York, NY, USA ‘Pillow Talk’, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, USA 

2011 ‘Reverie’, Salon Zurcher, New York, NY, USA
‘Two Colors’, Kathleen Cullen, New York, NY, USA
‘Refocussing the Spotlight: 21 American Painters’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
‘bodybraingame’, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
‘The Venetians’, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA 

2010 ‘2010 Ceremonial Exhibition’, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA
‘Ecstatic Structure’, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, USA
‘The Jewel Thief’, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA 

2009 ‘Cave #1’, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY, USA
‘Infinite Patience: James Drake, Kunie Sugiura, Stanley Whitney’, Haunch of
Venison, New York, NY, USA
‘Einarsson, Rhodes, Whitney’, Team Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2008 ‘Present Tense’, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY, USA ‘Sparks’, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, USA 

2007 ‘The Color Line’, Luanda Triennial, Luanda, Angola; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA; Centre international d'exposition de Larouche, Québec,
Canada; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Galerie Fokus Wien, Kunstraum, Innsbruck, Austria
‘Horizon’, EFA Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Something About Mary’, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA
‘Paintings of Color’, Tribes, New York, NY, USA
‘Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Shannon Mustipher, Stanley Whitney’, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
‘Music to My Eyes’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘ArteFiera’, Esso Gallery, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy 

2006 ‘I Was a Sunbeam: Eleven Works on Paper’, David Krut Projects, New York, NY, USA
‘Ten Years of Esso Gallery’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY, USA 2005 ‘Esso Gallery on Stage’, Nomadic Space, Turin, Italy 

2003 ‘Utopia Station’, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Stanley Whitney / Andreas Reiter Raabe’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

2002 ‘Quiet As It’s Kept’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
‘The Annual: 2002’, National Academy Museum, New York, NY, USA 

2000 ‘Gallery Artists’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY, USA ‘Universal Abstraction’, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA 

1999 ‘Drawings’, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA 

1998 ‘Crossing Lines’, Art in General, New York, NY, USA
‘Bang on a Can’ (benefit), GAGA Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

1997 ‘Colorflex’, Apex Art, New York, NY, USA
1996 ‘Deliberate Hand’, The Banyan Tree, New York, NY, USA

1995 ‘Lines of Force’, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘The Joy of Painting’, HERE Arts Center, New York, NY, USA 

1994 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Stanley Whitney and David Hammons’, Vera Vita Gioia Gallery, Naples, Italy 

1993 Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

1992 ‘African-American Artists in the 20th Century’, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, USA
‘Painting Self Evident: Evolution in Abstraction’, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC, USA 

1991 ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA 

1990 Langman Gallery, Jenkintown, PA, USA 1989 fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY, USA 1988 fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY, USA 1986 Harris Brown Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL, USA 

1985 ‘Master Contemporary Drawings’, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA 

1984 Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
‘Drawings Show’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA 

1983 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

1982 Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

1981 ‘New York Artists Group Show’, Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA Cinque Gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Post-Modernist Metaphors’, Alternative Museum, New York, NY, USA ‘Enroute: Six Contemporary Artists’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA
Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
‘Drawing Show’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA 

1980 ‘The Page as Alternative Space’, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY, USA 

1979 ‘Drawing Show’, Bucks County Community College, Newton, PA, USA 

1978 ‘Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA 

1977 ‘Christine Jordan and Stanley Whitney: Abstract Paintings’, SoHo Center for Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA 

1976 ‘Arts of Our Time’, Passaic, NJ, USA
‘Contemporary Reflections’, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,
Ridgefield, CT, USA
1975 ‘Exhibition for Artist’s Rights’, The Town Hall, New York, NY, USA 

1972 ‘Group Painting Show’, University of Rhode Island, Newport, RI Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT, USA 

1971 ‘Black American Artists ’71’, Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago, IL, USA 


Awards & Fellowships

2011 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize, New York, NY, USA
2010 Art Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA
2006 Great Teacher Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY, USA
1996 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY, USA 

Collections 

A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna, Modena, Italy 

Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA 

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS,

USA Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, USA Pennsylvania

Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA
Philadelphia Museum of

Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA 

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA The

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA 

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA 

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine 

Arts Museum, Winterpark, FL, USA 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA 

The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, USA
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, USA The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada 

The Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, USA The Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, USA