Ellen Gallagher

Born in Providence RI, 1965

Oberlin College, Oberlin OH, 1982 – 1984
S.E.A. (Sea Education Association), Woods Hole MA, 1986 – 1987
Studio 70, Ft. Thomas KY, 1989
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, 1992
Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan ME, 1993

Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands and New York NY

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Hauser & Wirth, ‘New Work’, London, England
Haus der Kunst, ‘AxME’, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2013
SCAD Museum of Art, ‘Ice or Salt’, Savannah GA
Sara Hildén Art Museum, ‘AxME’, Tampere, Finland (Travelling Exhibition)
New Museum, ‘Don’t Axe Me’, New York NY
Tate Modern, ‘AxME’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)

2011
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2009
South London Gallery, ‘An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity’, London, England

2007
Tate Liverpool, ‘Coral Cities’, Liverpool, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Hugh Lane Gallery, ‘Coral Cities’, Dublin, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)

2006
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘Salt Eaters’, London, England
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘DeLuxe’, Zurich, Switzerland

2005
Freud Museum (in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth London), ‘Ellen Gallagher. Ichthyosaurus’ (inc. films with Edgar Cleijne), London, England
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Ellen Gallagher: Murmur and DeLuxe’, Miami, FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘DeLuxe’, New York NY

2004
Fruitmarket Gallery, ‘Orbus’, Edinburgh, Scotland
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Gagosian Gallery (Chelsea), ‘Ellen Gallagher – eXelento’, New York NY
Henry Art Gallery, ‘Preserve / Murmur’ (with Edgar Cleijne), Seattle WA

2003
Galerie Max Hetzler, ‘Murmur’ (with Edgar Cleijne), Berlin, Germany
Saint Louis Art Museum, ‘POMP-BANG’, St. Louis MO

2002
The Drawing Center, ‘Preserve’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Watery Ecstatic’, Sydney, Australia (Travelling Exhibition)

2001
Gagosian Gallery (Chelsea), ‘Blubber’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Watery Ecstatic’, Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Des Moines Art Center, ‘Preserve’, Des Moines IA (Travelling Exhibition)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ‘Preserve’, San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)

2000
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England

1999
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston MA
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

1998
Gagosian Gallery, New York NY
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

1996
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England
Mary Boone Gallery, New York NY

1994
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston MA

Group Exhibitions

2015
MK Gallery, ‘How to Construct a Time Machine’, Milton Keynes, England
Montclair Art Museum, ‘Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s’, Montclair NJ

2014
Void, ‘Civil Rights’, Derry, Ireland
Studio Museum Harlem, ‘Speaking of People’, New York NY
Bellevue Arts Museum, ‘Under Pressure. Contemporary Prints from the
Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation’, Bellevue
WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Shaping a Collection. Five Decades of
Gifts’, New York NY

2013
Collezione Maramotti, ‘Painting as a Radical Form’, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘In the Cut’, Southbank AU
Manchester Museum, ‘Coral: Something Rich and Strange’, Manchester, UK
Walker Art Center, ‘The Living Years: Art after 1989’, New York NY
Studio Museum Harlem, ‘The Shadows Took Shape’, New York NY

2012
Seattle Art Museum, ‘Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou’, Seattle, WA (Traveling Exhibition)
Collezione Maramotti, ‘Archetypes and Historicity: Painting and Other Radical Forms 1995 – 2007 by Mario Diacono’, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Joslyn Art Museum, ‘Under Pressure. Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation’, Omaha, NE
The State Hermitage Museum, ‘Medals of Dishonour’, St. Petersbourg, Russia (Traveling Exhibition)
Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, ‘Manifesto Collage. About Change Collection Visits the Berlinische Galerie’, Berlin, Germany
MARTa Herford, ‘Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey’, Herford, Germany (Traveling Exhibition)
Museum Schloss Moyland, ‘Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey’, Bedburg-Hau, Germany (Traveling Exhibition)
Palais de Tokyo, ‘La Triennale’, Paris, France
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Print / Out’, New York NY
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, ‘Six Yards. Guaranteed Dutch Design’, Arnhem, Netherlands

2011
Art Production Fund in collaboration with the New Museum, ‘After Hours: Murals on the Bowery’, New York NY
Deichtorhallen, ‘Wunder’, Hamburg, Germany
Tullie House, ‘Underwater’, Carlisle, England
Bronx Museum, ‘Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists’, New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, ‘AD LIB’, Beverly Hills, CA

2010
The Bluecoat, ‘Underwater’, Liverpool, England
MoMA, ‘On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century’, New York NY
The Ferens Art Gallery, ‘Underwater’, Hull, England
Centre Pompidou, ‘elles@centrepompidou’, Paris, France
Centro Galego de arte Contemporanea, ‘Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic’, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Spacex, Exeter, ‘Underwater’, Exeter, England
La Cinémathèque française, ‘Brune/Blonde. Une exposition Arts et Cinéma’, Paris, France
Tate Liverpool, ‘Afro Modern: Journey through the Black Atlantic’, Liverpool, England
Portland Art Museum, ‘Disquieted: Contemporary Voices from out of the Shadows’, Portland OR
Villa Medici, ‘Les Mutantes / I Mutanti’, Rome, Italy
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Collecting Biennials’, New York NY
Towner, ‘Underwater’, Eastbourne, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial’, New York NY
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Contemporary Art from the Collection’, New York NY
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, ‘Take me to your leader! The Great Escape Into Space’, Oslo, Norway

2009
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection’, Chicago IL
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet’, New York NY
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘elles@centrepompidou’, Paris, France
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, ‘Moby-Dick’, San Francisco CA
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded’, New York NY
National Galleries of Scotland, ‘Artist Rooms’, Edinburgh, Scotland
The British Museum, ‘Medals of Dishonour’, London, England
Stiftung Opelvillen, ‘Der Schmerz sitzt tief / The pain runs deep’, Russelsheim, Germany

2008
Gagosian Gallery / Red October Chocolate Factory, ‘For what you are about to receive’, Moscow, Russia
Rose Art Museum, ‘Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds’, Waltham MA
Moderna Museet, ‘Eclipse. Art in a Dark Age’, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, ‘Carte Blanche III: „Gedichte der Fakten“ – Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Arend und Brigitte Oetker’, Leipzig, Germany

2007
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, ‘Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now’, New York NY
Tate Modern, ‘Passages from History’, London, England
Thomas Dane Gallery, ‘Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative’, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Collections Display’, New York NY
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, ‘Comic Abstraction’, New York NY
Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, ‘Alien Nation’, Norwich, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Manchester City Art Gallery, ‘Alien Nation’, Manchester, England (Travelling Exhibition)

2006
The Drawing Room, ‘The Secret Theory of Drawing’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
The Model Arts Gallery & Niland Gallery, ‘The Secret Theory of Drawing’, Sligo, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
Andrew Mummery Gallery, ‘Limits’, London, England
Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, ‘Black Alphabet – ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art’, Warsaw, Poland
Walker Art Center, ‘Heart of Darkness’, Minneapolis MN
Unosunove Art Contemporanea, ‘Naturalia’, Rome, Italy
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Alien Nation’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Art Basel 37, Basel, Switzerland
Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects’, St. Louis MO
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Skin is a Language’, New York NY
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ‘Black Panther Rank and File’, San Francisco CA
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Having New Eyes’, Aspen CO
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘The Fluidity of Time. Selections from the MCA Collection’, Chicago IL
Marianne Boesky Gallery, ‘Selections from the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. Columbia University’, New York NY
Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Infinite Painting. Contemporary Painting and Global Realism’, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
Marianne Boesky Gallery, ‘Selections. Leroy Neiman Center’, New York NY
MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘See into liquid’, Denver CO

2005
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Works on Paper’, Los Angeles CA
Vancouver Artgallery, ‘Classified Materials. Accumulations, Archives, Artists’, Vancouver, Canada
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, ‘Figures of thinking. Convergences in Contemporary Cultures’, Greencastle IN
Galerie Max Hetzler, ‘Works on Paper’, Berlin, Germany
Arizona State University Art Museum, ’90-Day Loans. From The Broad Art Foundation and the Ovitz Family Collection’, Tempe AZ
Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Looking at Words’, New York NY

2004
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, ‘Non Taccare la Donna Bianca’, Turin, Italy
Haunch of Venison, ‘Animals’, London, England
Site Santa Fe’s Fifth International Biennial, ‘Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque’, Santa Fe NM
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, Queens, ‘Here is elsewhere’, New York NY
Barbara Gross Galerie, ‘Silvia Bächli, Ellen Gallagher, Jana Sterbak’, Munich, Germany
James Cohan Gallery, ‘The Came Show’, New York NY
Boise Art Museum, ‘Keys to the Koop. Humor and Satire in Contemporary Printmaking’, Boise ID

2003
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, ‘Stranger in the Village’, New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Black Belt’, New York NY
La Biennale die Venezia, ‘L Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte’, Venice, Italy
Borusan Culture and Art Center, ‘Copy it, steal it, share it’, Istanbul, Turkey

2002
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, ‘Cartoon Noir: Contemporary Investigations’, Austin TX
DeCordova Museum, ‘Painting in Boston. 1950-2000’, Lincoln MA
Van de Weghe Fine Art, ‘Accrochage II. Paintings’, New York NY

2001
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, ‘From Rembrandt to Rauschenberg, Building the Collection’, Austin TX
Sammlung Goetz, ‘The Mystery of Painting’, Munich, Germany
Barbican Centre, ‘The Americans’, London, England

2000
American Academy of Arts and Letters, ‘American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture’, New York NY
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in collaboration with MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, ‘Greater New York: New Art in New York Now’, New York NY
The Kerlin Gallery, ‘KIN’, Dublin, Ireland
The Contemporary, ‘Making Sense: Ellen Gallagher, Christian Marclay, Liliana Porter’, Baltimore MD
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‘New Acquisitions’, New York NY
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, ‘American Artists’, Cambridge MA
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, ‘Visual Memoirs: Selected Paintings and Drawings’, Waltham MA

1999
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999’, Boston MA
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, ‘(Corps) Social’, Paris, France
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, ‘Negotiating Small Truths’, Austin TX
James Cohan Gallery, New York NY

1998
Museo de la Ciudad de México, ‘Cinco continentes y una ciudad’, Mexico City, Mexico
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, ‘Piecing Together the Puzzle. Recent Acquisitions’, New York NY
De Beyerd Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Postcards from Black America’, Breda, Netherlands

1997
Mario Diacono Gallery, ‘The Body of Painting’, Boston MA
Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, ‘Project Painting’, New York NY
Irish Museum of Modern Art, ‘Projects’, Dublin, Ireland
Randolph Street Gallery, ‘T-Race’, Chicago IL
Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Bonn, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1996
National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Athens, Greece (Travelling Exhibition)
MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Castello di Rivoli, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Inside the Visible’, Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, ‘Inside the Visible’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)

1995
Forum for Contemporary Art, ‘Altered States’, St. Louis MO
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Degrees of Abstraction’, Boston MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, ’1995 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1994
Mario Diacono Gallery, ‘Airborne/Earthbound’, Boston MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘In Context’, Boston MA

1993
Rose Art Museum/Brandeis University, ‘African American Perspectives’, Waltham MA
Artists Place, ‘Artists Select’, New York NY
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Travelling Scholars’ Exhibit’, Boston MA

1992
Akin Gallery, ‘Autopia’, Boston MA
Clark Gallery, ‘Faces’, Lincoln MA
Akin Gallery, ‘Salon’, Boston MA
Akin Gallery, ‘Symphony of Prosperity’, Boston MA
Boston Public Library, ‘Word and Image’, Boston MA
Akin Gallery, New York NY

Awards and Grants

2000
American Academy Award in Art

1997
Joan Mitchell Fellowship

1996
MacDowell Colony NH

1995
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

1993
Traveling Scholars’ Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Ann Gund Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skow

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