Glenn Ligon

Photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1960, Glenn Ligon received a BA from Wesleyan University in 1982. His early practice was grounded in painting, and his canvases of this period built upon the legacies of such Abstract Expressionist artists as Philip Guston, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. In1984 – 1985, Ligon spent an academic year in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, developing a series of representational drawings of iconic sculptures by European artists such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brâncuși, juxtaposed against images of African American hair products rendered in acrylic and ink.

This early deployment of objects as signifiers did not fully meet Ligon’s desire for expression: ‘I had a crisis of sorts when I realized there was too much of a gap between what I wanted to say and the means I had to say it with.’ Nevertheless, these works crystallized Ligon’s commitment to using signifiers within formalist procedures as a means to explore the complexities of deep cultural tensions.

Soon Ligon began incorporating text into his paintings, using the stenciled words that would become a hallmark of his oeuvre, in order to say more. Just as Guston returned to figuration after a long exploration in Abstract Expressionist painting as a response to the Vietnam War, Ligon pursued language as a means of commentary on the cultural milieu of the 1980s and ‘90s, and more specifically on African American identity within a turbulent landscape. Among key works from this period is ‘Untitled (I Am a Man)’ (1988), an oil and enamel painting derived from a black-and-white photograph by Ernest C. Withers, depicting black sanitation workers striking in Memphis and carrying identical signs printed with the text ‘I AM A MAN.’ These words still carry the force of a heavy assertion: a demand for visibility and humanity in response not only to the injustices thrust upon African Americans in the present time, but also to the history of slavery, the effects of which continue to permeate the entire American experience.

Ligon’s 1991 work ‘Untitled (I Am an Invisible Man)’ borrows lines from the 1955 Ralph Ellison novel ‘Invisible Man.’ Ligon strategically blends, muddles, and merges written words in oil stick and graphite, thereby juxtaposing presence and absence, comprehension and illegibility; by claiming these words in a new context, he points to the possibility of how meaning can slip or evolve. Works such as ‘Untitled (I Feel Most Colored When I Am thrown Against a Sharp White Background)’ (1990), which draws text from Zora Neale Hurston’s 1928 essay ‘How It Feels to Be Colored Me,’ or ‘Untitled (There is a consciousness we all have…)’ (1988), in which Ligon uses a comment made in the New York Times about African American artist Martin Puryear, engage not only the language itself but the visual expression of that language to comment on the subject matter. Painted language becomes the construct of the self, and the stencil is a mechanism of reconstruction, with both pop and expressionist qualities, allowing for a complication of Ligon’s address. In the moments of blurred illegibility, Ligon alludes to the systemic exclusion and erasure of African Americans – including the ways in which black artists have been situated in the margins of canonical art history.

Over the past two and a half decades, Ligon has expanded his practice radically to incorporate new media and structures in large-scale installations, prints, photographs, and sculptures. While sweepingly broad in style and composition, these works engage not only with text-based resources but found images, reworked by the artist in order to amplify the conversation: from the re-appropriation of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs of black male nudes, to silkscreen paintings from the Nation of Islam’s Million Man March in Washington D.C., to his seminal ‘Untitled’ (2008), a neon work that spells out the word ‘AMERICA.’ Expressed through this broader range of mediums, Ligon’s engagement with words takes on greater physicality. In ‘Self- Portrait Exaggerating My Black Features and Self-Portrait Exaggerating My White Features’ (1998), Ligon riffs upon Adrian Piper’s seminal work ‘Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features’ (1981) to address the complexities in our perceptions of race using two towering images made from the exact same silkscreen, with the title of the work printed clearly at the bottom of each image. The artist appears here in a rare instance of self-portraiture, provoking questions about the gaze and racist stereotyping.

In 2004, Ligon wrote a major essay for Artforum titled ‘Black Light: David Hammons and the Poetics of Emptiness.’ Shortly after, inspired by the notion of working with light, he presented his first neon relief: ‘Warm Broad Glow’ (2005) outlining the words ‘negro sunshine’ in neon letters. Ligon has continued to question the relationship between light and dark in his work, most recently using neon in the handwriting of his friends and colleagues in a work titled ‘Some Black Parisians’ (2019), included in the exhibition ‘Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse’ at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. This sculptural work displays the names of black models whose identities are the focus of the exhibition. While centering and celebrating the individuals whose likenesses are rendered in these works, Ligon also uses the phrase ‘nom inconnu’ (name unknown) to remind viewers that many of these subjects still remain lost to history.

Ligon engages the state of the world – and urges us to do the same – by posing questions rather than proposing answers. His art demonstrates the ways in which a given subject has permeated culture over time, magnetizing our attention to the mutability of images and our perceptions of them. His questions concern not only the identity of his subject; he interrogates the viewer, the history, the institution, and the cultural context by rendering a portrait of America as a concept, a place, and a nation.

The artist’s important recent exhibitions include ‘Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions,’ a curatorial project organized with Nottingham Contemporary and Tate Liverpool (2015), and ‘Blue Black,’ an exhibition curated by the artist at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis (2017). A retrospective of Ligon’s work, ‘Glenn Ligon: America,’ organized by Scott Rothkopf, opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in March 2011 and traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011) and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2012).

Ligon’s work has been included in major international exhibitions such as the Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (1997, 2015); Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2014); Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany (2002); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2000); and the Whitney Biennial, New York NY (1991, 1993). He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1997), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2003), the Skowhegan Medal for Painting (2006), and the Studio Museum’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize (2009).

He is also represented by Regen Projects in Los Angeles, Thomas Dane in London, and Chantal Crousel in Paris.

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Glenn Ligon

Biography

Print Biography
Born
New York, NY, 1960
Education

1985 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York NY
1982 Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
1980 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

Resides
Lives and works in New York

Selected Awards, Residencies and Fellowships

2021
American Academy of Arts and Letters Member
2019
American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2018
Honorary Degree, The New School, New York NY
2017
Archives of American Art Medal
2016
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
2013
18th Annual Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
2012
International Association of Art Critics Award
2010
United States Artists Fellowship, Los Angeles CA
2009
Studio Museum's Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, New York NY
2007
Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant
2006
Skowhegan Medal for Painting, New York NY
Academy Awards in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York NY
2003
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York NY
2001
DAAD, Berlin, Germany
1999-00
Walker Art Center Residency, Minneapolis MN
1998
ArtPace International Artists-in-Residence Program, San Antonio TX
1997
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1994
Residency, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
1991
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, Painting
1990
Art Matters, Inc. Fellowship/Dewar's Young Artist's Recognition Award
1989-90
P.S. 1 National Studio Program, The Clocktower, New York NY
1989
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, Drawing
1982
National Endowment for the Arts, Curatorial Internship,
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY
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Solo Exhibitions

2022
Carre d’Art, 'Glenn Ligon. Post-Noir', Nîmes, France
2021
Hauser & Wirth, 'Glenn Ligon. It’s Always a Little Bit Not Yet', New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, 'Glenn Ligon. First Contact', Zurich, Switzerland
2019
Musée d’Orsay, 'Des Parisiens Noirs', cur. Denise Murrell, Paris, France
Rat Hole Gallery, 'In A Year With a Black Moon', Tokyo, Japan
Marciano Art Foundation, 'Glenn Ligon: Selections from the Marciano Collection', cur. Glenn Ligon, Los Angeles CA
Maria & Alberto De La Cruz Art Gallery, Georgetown University, 'Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at.', Washington D.C.
Regen Projects, 'Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third
World', Los Angeles CA
2018
Galerie Chantal Crousel, 'Debris Field/Notes for a Poem on the Third World/Soleil Negre', Paris, France
Thomas Dane, 'Tutto Poteva, Nella Poesia, Avere Una Soluzione / In Poetry, A Solution To Everything', Naples, Italy
2017
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Glenn Ligon', Baltimore MD
2016
ReBuild Foundation, 'Glenn Ligon, A Small Band', Chicago IL
Michael Stevenson Gallery, 'Glenn Ligon: Untitled (Bruise/Blues)', cur. Okwui Enwezor, Johannesburg, South Africa
Luhring Augustine, 'What we said the last time', cur. Glenn Ligon, New York NY
Luhring Augustine, 'We need to wake up cause that’s what time it is', Bushwick NY
2015
Regen Projects, 'Live', Los Angeles CA
Regen Projects, 'Well, it’s bye-bye If you call that gone', Los Angeles CA
2014
Camden Arts Centre, 'Glenn Ligon: Call and Response', London, United Kingdom
Thomas Dane Gallery, 'Glenn Ligon: Come Out', London, United Kingdom
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, 'Glenn Ligon: Narratives', Gettysburg PA
2013
Rat Hole Gallery, 'Glenn Ligon', Tokyo, Japan
2012
Luhring Augustine, 'Glenn Ligon: Neon', New York NY
2011
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America', cur. Scott Rothkopf, New York NY [travelled to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth TX]
Greg Kucera Gallery, 'Glenn Ligon: Recent Prints', Seattle WA
2010
Michael Stevenson Gallery, 'Neither Here nor There', Cape Town, South Africa
2009
Thomas Dane Gallery, '"Nobody" and Other Songs', London, United Kingdom
Regen Projects II, 'Off Book', Los Angeles CA
2008
Galerie Yvon Lambert, 'Figure/Paysage/Marine', Paris, France
Power House, 'Love and Theft', Memphis TN
2007
Regen Projects II, 'No Room (Gold)', Los Angeles CA
Bill Hodges Gallery, 'Unauthorized', New York NY
2006
Thomas Dane Gallery, 'Brilliant Corners', London, United Kingdom
Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, 'Glenn Ligon', Easton PA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, 'We Had Everything Before Us–We Had Nothing Before Us', Paris, France
2005
Baldwin Gallery, 'Drawings', Aspen CO
The Power Plant Center for Contemporary Art, 'Glenn Ligon – Some Changes', cur. Wayne Baerwaldt and Thelma Golden, Toronto, Canada [travelled to: Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Mudam—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, France]
2004
The Gallery at Dieu Donné Papermill, 'Circa 1971, ’72 or ’73', New York NY
Regen Projects, 'Text Paintings: 1990–2004', Los Angeles CA
2003
Dia Center for the Arts, 'Annotations, web-based project', New York NY
D’Amelio Terras, 'Going There', New York NY
2002
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, 'Glenn Ligon', San Francisco CA
2001
D’Amelio Terras, 'Colored', New York NY
Kunstverein München, 'Portraits and Not Portraits', München, Germany
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Stranger', Harlem NY
2000
Walker Art Center, 'Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon', Minneapolis MN
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'Currents 81: Glenn Ligon', Saint Louis MO
1998
Max Protetch Gallery, 'Nothing Under the Sun', New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 'Unbecoming', Philadelphia PA
Miami Arts Project, Public Installation, Miami FL
1997
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, 'Glenn Ligon. Day of Absence', Middletown, CT
MOSAIC: Museum Study Center, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, 'Runaways', Gainesville FL
1996
Brooklyn Museum, 'The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Drawings by Glenn Ligon', Brooklyn NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'New Work', San Francisco CA
1995
Des Moines Art Center, 'Glenn Ligon', Des Moines IA
Max Protetch Gallery, 'Photos and Notes', New York NY
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'Skin Tight', Cambridge MA
1994
Ruth Bloom Gallery, 'Project Room', Santa Monica CA
1993
Ruth Bloom Gallery, 'Project Room', Santa Monica CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'To Disembark', Washington DC [travelled to: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA; Edward M. Smith Gallery, Davidson College Visual Arts Center, Davidson NC; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS; Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit MI]
Max Protetch Gallery, 'White', New York NY
1992
Wadsworth Atheneum, 'Glenn Ligon/MATRIX 120', Hartford CT
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 'Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap', New York NY [travelled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA]
Max Protetch Gallery, 'Paintings', New York NY
1991
Jack Tilton Gallery, 'Project Room: Glenn Ligon', New York NY
White Columns, 'White Room: Glenn Ligon', New York NY
1990
BACA Downtown, 'How It Feels to be Colored Me: A Project by Glenn Ligon', Brooklyn NY
P.S.1 Institute of Contemporary Art at The Clocktower Gallery, 'Open Studios, National Studio Program Exhibition Series', New York NY
1982
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
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Curatorial Projects

2021
New Museum, 'Grief and Grievance', New York NY (Curatorial Advisor)
2017
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 'Blue Black', cur. Glenn Ligon, St. Louis MO
2016
Entanglements, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
2015
Nottingham Contemporary, 'Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions', cur. with Alex Farquharson and Francesco Manacorda Nottingham, United Kingdom [travelled to: Tate Liverpool, London/UK]
2012
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 'Contact: Gordon Parks, Ralph Ellison, and "Invisible Man"', New York NY
2007
Karen Azoulay, CUE Foundation, NY (catalogue).
2006
Andy Warhol Museum, 'Have Another Piece: "Just a little piece…smaller…smaller…"', Pittsburgh PA
2000
Art in Our Time: 1950 to the Present (Givens Collection), Walker Art Center (Andersen Window Gallery), Minneapolis, MN (brochure).
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Group Exhibitions

2022
Cranbrook Art Museum, 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night: Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection', Bloomfield Hills MI
Mott-Warsh Gallery, 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night', Flint MI
National Gallery of Art, 'Afro-Atlantic Histories', Washington DC (traveling exhibition)
Mobile Museum of Art, '3 American Artists', Mobile AL
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz / Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 'Strange Weather: Contemporary Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation', Santa Cruz CA
Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, 'What is America?', Santa Barbara CA
2021
Prospect New Orleans, 'Prospect 5. Yesterday You Said Tomorrow', New Orleans LA
Leslie Lohman Museum, 'OMNISCIENT: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture', New York NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art', Minneapolis MN (travelling exhibition)
Toledo Museum of Art, 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art', Toledo OH (travelling exhibition)
Speed Museum of Art, 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art', Louisville KY (travelling exhibition)
Getty Museum, 'In Focus: Protest', Los Angeles CA
Lenorman Street Tobacco Factory, sponsored by NEON, 'Portals', cur. Elina Kountouri, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Athens, Greece
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 'All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy', Omaha NE
Palazzo Strozzi, 'American Art, 1961-2001: The Walker Art Center Collections, from Andy Warhol to Kara Walker', Florence, Italy
Speed Art Museum, 'Promise, Witness, Remembrance', Louisville KY
Guggenheim Museum, 'Off the Record', New York NY
New Museum, 'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America', New York NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Ghosts and Fragments', Philadelphia PA
2020
Gracie Mansion Conservancy, 'Catalyst: Art and Social Justice', New York NY
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, '00s. The 2000s in the Cranford Collection', Montpellier, France
Kistefos Museet, 'Come Out!', Jevnaker, Norway
Portland Museum of Art, 'Freedom, a Fable', Portland ME
Tate Liverpool, 'Democracies', Liverpool, United Kingdom
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 'Off the Walls: Gifts from Professor John A. Robertson', Austin TX
Hauser & Wirth, 'Artists for New York', New York NY
Dallas Museum of Art, 'To Be Determined', Dallas TX
kurimanzutto, 'TITAN', New York NY
The Jewish Museum, 'We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz', cur. Jonathan Horowitz and Shira Backer, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 'Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago', Chicago IL
The Warehouse, 'Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma', cur. Gavin Delahunty, Dallas TX
Turner Contemporary, 'We Will Walk: Art and Resistance in the American South', Kent, United Kingdom
2019
MCA Chicago, 'Fragments of a Crucifixion', cur. Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol, Chicago IL
Studio Museum, 'Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', cur. Connie H. Choi, Harlem, NY [travelled to: Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco CA; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston SC; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton MA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT]
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Pera Museum, and Büyükada Island, 'The Seventh Continent: 16th Istanbul Biennial', Istanbul, Turkey
University Hall Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, 'From Theory to Practice: Artistic Legacies of the Whitney Independent Study Program', Boston MA
Somerset House, 'Get Up, Stand Up!', cur. Zak Ové, London, United Kingdom
Guggenheim, 'Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now', cur. Lauren Hinkson, Susan Thompson, New York NY
The Phillips Collection, 'The Warmth of Other Suns', Washington D.C.
David Zwirner, 'God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin', New York NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 'How the light gets in', Ithaca NY
Sikkema Jenkins & Co, 'In a Few Words', New York NY
Ruby City, 'Inaugural Exhibition', San Antonio TX
Luhring Augustine, 'Prints and Editions', New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'Prisoner of Love', Chicago IL
Walker Art Center, 'Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection', Minneapolis MN
Binghamton University Art Museum, 'Some Bodies: Gober, Ligon, Prince', Binghamton NY
2018
The Broad Museum, 'A Journey That Wasn’t', Los Angeles CA
Gladstone Gallery, 'Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts', New York NY
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 'Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now', Purchase NY Stevenson Gallery, 'Both, and', Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
ArtVerona, 'Chi Utopia mangia le mele / Those who Utopia eat apples. From dream to project in four steps', Verona, Italy
Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon', Bronx NY
Heong Gallery, Downing College, 'DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?', Cambridge, United Kingdom
International Print Center, 'Edge of Visibility', New York NY
The Legacy Museum, 'From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration', Montgomery AL
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now', Elizabeth Wyckoff and Gretchen L. Wagner, Saint Louis MO
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, 'Histórias afro-atlânticas', São Paulo, Brazil
Tilton Gallery, 'In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 35 Years', New York NY
Walker Art Center, 'Jason Moran', cur. Adrienne Edwards and Danielle Jackson, Minneapolis, MN [travelled to: ICA Boston MA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH; Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY]
National Portrait Gallery, 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall', London, United Kingdom [travelled to: Grand Palais, Paris/FR; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn/DE; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espo/FI]
National Gallery of Victoria, 'MoMA AT NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art', Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'Nothing Stable under Heaven', San Francisco CA
NSU Art Museum, 'Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting', Fort Lauderdale FL
Luhring Augustine, 'Sculpture', New York NY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art', Brunswick ME
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, 'The Street. Where the World Is Made', Rome, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, 'Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund', New York NY
Mnuchin Gallery, 'Reds', New York NY
The Kitchen, 'Resident Whiteness', New York NY
IFA Galerie Berlin, 'Riots: Slow Cancellation of the Future', Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Arts Museum, 'Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Criminal Justice System', cur. Risa Puleo, Houston TX
2017
Carnegie Museum of Art, '20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art', Pittsburgh PA
Zeitz MOCAA, 'All Things Being Equal...', Cape Town, South Africa
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017', New York NY
British Museum, 'American dream: pop to present', London, United Kingdom
Pulitzer Foundation, 'Blue Black', St. Louis MO
National Gallery of Art, 'Bodies of Work', Washington D.C.
Essex Street Gallery, 'Change of State', New York NY
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, 'Divided States of America', New York NY
The Warehouse, 'Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades', Dallas TX
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, 'Elements of Vogue: A Case Study on Radical Performance', Madrid, Spain
Studio Museum Harlem, 'Excerpt', Harlem NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s', cur. Jane Panetta and Melinda Lang, New York NY
Mu.ZEE, 'Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: Images of Resistance', Ostend, Belgium
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Harvard University, 'Harlem: Found Ways', Cambridge MA
Princeton University Art Museum, 'Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics', Princeton NJ
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 'The Humours', Melbourne, Australia
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017', New York NY
Bronx Arts Space, 'The Intricacies of Love', cur. Phyllis Rosenzweig, Bronx NY
Brooklyn Museum, 'The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America', Brooklyn NY [travelled to: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford PA]
Princeton University Art Museum, 'Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes', Princeton NJ
The Detroit Institute of Arts, 'Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA', Detroit MI
Milwaukee Art Museum, 'Milwaukee Collects', Milwaukee WI
Mnuchin Gallery, 'Minimalism and Beyond', New York NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists’ Books', Baltimore MD
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 'Picture Industry', cur. Walead Beshty, New York NY [travelled to: LUMA Foundation Arles/FR]
Hall Art Foundation, 'Ready. Fire! Aim', Reading VT
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Palazzo della Triennale, 'The Restless Earth', Milan, Italy
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 'So Lightly Here', Toronto, Ontario
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 'Solidary and Solitary: The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection', New Orleans LA [travelled to: Nasher Museum of Art, Durham NC; Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame IN; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA]
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance', Detroit MI
Birmingham Museum of Art, 'Third Space', Birmingham AL
Marciano Art Foundation, 'Unpacking: The Marciano Collection', Los Angeles CA
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1966–2017', Saint Louis MO
Petzel Gallery, 'We need to talk...,', New York NY
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'What Absence Is Made Of', Washington, D.C.
Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, 'What are the Clouds?', Stuttgart, Germany
Regen Projects, 'What I Loved: Selected Works from the ’90s', Los Angeles CA
Jamestown Arts Center, 'WORD: Text in Contemporary Art', Jamestown RI
A4 Arts Foundation, 'You & I', Cape Town, South Africa
2016
David Zwirner, '65 Works Selected by James Welling', New York NY
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 'A Deeper Dive', New York NY
Haus der Kunst, 'A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou', Munich, Germany
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, 'Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape', Vancouver, Canada
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 'Between the World and Me: Contemporary African American Artists Respond to Ta-Nehisi Coates', Denver CO
Dubner Projects, 'Black and White with a Splash', Lugano, Switzerland
Pace Gallery, 'Blackness in Abstraction', New York NY
National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, 'Cock, Paper, Scissors, ONE', Los Angeles CA
Luhring Augustine, 'Entanglements', New York NY
David Nolan Gallery, 'George Grosz: Politics and His Influence', New York NY
Nottingham Contemporary, 'Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions', cur. Alex Farquharson and Francesco Manacorda, Nottingham, United Kingdom [travelled to: Tate Liverpool/UK]
Aishti Foundation, 'Good Dreams Bad Dreams; Selections from the Aishti Foundation Collection', Beirut, Lebanon
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection', New York NY
Amon Carter Museum of Art, 'Identity', Fort Worth, TX
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, 'Invisible Adversaries', Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists', Los Angeles CA
Jessica Silverman Gallery, 'Let There Be Light', San Francisco CA
Gagosian Gallery, 'Lexicon', Paris, France
Montana Museum of Art & Culture, 'Present Tense: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation', Missoula MT
De la Cruz Collection, 'Progressive Praxis', Miami FL
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, 'Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné', Hamilton NY
Columbia Museum of Art, 'REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art', Columbia NY
University of Minnesota, 'Singing Our History: People and Places of Red Lake Nation', Minneapolis MN
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 'Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection', Houston TX
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Surface Area: Selections from the Permanent Collection', New York NY
The Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, 'The Color Line: African-American Artists and the civil rights in the United States', Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'The Making of a Fugitive', Chicago IL
Aspen Art Museum, 'The Revolution will not be Gray', Aspen CO
Upfor Gallery, 'The Soul of Black Art: A Collector’s View', Portland OR
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So: Re-imagining Representation in American Art, 1912—Today', Brunswick ME
Harvard Art Museums, 'Vision and Justice', Cambridge MA
Cantor Arts Center Stanford University, 'Who We Be', Stanford CA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 'With Open Eyes: The Wake Forest University Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art', Winston-Salem NC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay', New York NY
2015
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, '50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary', Los Angeles CA
Walker Art Center, '75 Gifts for 75 Years', cur. Siri Engberg, Minneapolis MN
The Granary, 'A Life Journey: Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy Collection', Sharon CT
Giardini-Central Pavilion, 'All the Worlds Futures: 56th International Venice Biennale', cur. Okwui Enwezor, Venice, Italy
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America Is Hard to See', cur. Donna De Salvo, Carter E. Foster, Dana Miller, Scott Rothkopf, Jane Panetta, Catherine Taft, Mia Curran, New York NY
Sonoma County Museum, 'Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic / From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation', cur. Diane Evans, Santa Rosa CA
Hammer Museum, 'Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now', cur. Allegra Pesenti, Los Angeles CA [travelled to: the Menil Collection, Houston TX]
Tacoma Art Museum, 'Art AIDS America', Tacoma WA [travelled to: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY]
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Black: Color, Material, Concept', Harlem NY
Sean Kelly, 'By the Book', New York NY
Galerie Patrick Seguin, 'Carte Blanche to Luhring Augustine', Paris, France
The Fralin Museum, University of Virginia, 'Cavaliers Collect: A Celebration of 80 Years of Art at the Bayley', Charlottesville VA
Hood Museum of Art, Darthmouth College, 'Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art', Hanover NH
Addison Gallery of American Art, 'Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe', Andover VA
Montclair Art Museum, 'Come As You Are', cur. Alexandra Schwartz and Kimberly Siino, Montclair NJ
Fondazione Merz, 'First Edition: Mario Merz Prize Finalists', Torino, Italy
MoMA PS1, 'Greater New York', New York NY
Yossi Milo Gallery, 'I am a Lie and I am Gold', New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 'Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance', San Diego CA
The Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, 'Museum Studies', Collegeville PA
Aïshti Foundation, 'New Skin', Jal el Dib, Lebanon
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 'Once Upon A Time and Now', cur. Ian Alteveer, New York NY
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 'Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne', Durham NC
Museum Brandhorst, 'Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age', Munich, Germany
Museum of the African Diaspora, 'Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA', San Francisco CA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Represent: 200 Years of African American Art', Philadelphia PA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 'San Diego Collects', San Diego CA
Denver Art Museum, 'Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions', Denver CO
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim', New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 'The Art of Our Time', Los Angeles CA
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now', Chicago IL
The Broad Museum, 'The Inaugural Installation', Los Angeles CA
Astrup Fearnley Museet, 'The World is Made of Stories', Oslo, Norway
Institute of Contemporary Art, 'Transcending Material', Boston MA
Bronx Museum of Art, 'Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes', Bronx NY [travelled to: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana/CU]
Luxembourg & Dayan, 'Word by Word', London, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 'Words, Words, Words An Exhibition of Text Based Artwork', Portland OR
De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Space, 'You’ve Got to Know the Rules... to Break Them', Miami FL
2014
Berlin Biennale, '8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art', cur. Juan A. Gaitán, Berlin, Germany
De La Cruz Contemporary Art Space, 'Beneath the Surface', Miami FL
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 'Bloodflames Revisited', cur. Phong Bui, New York NY
Void, 'Civil Rights: We have it in our power to begin the world over again', Derry, Ireland
33 Fitzroy Square, 'Danjuma Collection: One Man’s Trash (is Another Man’s Treasure)', London, United Kingdom
Victoria & Albert Museum, 'In Black and White: Prints form Africa and the Diaspora', London, England
Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection', Bronx NY
Fisher Landau Center for Art, 'Literary Devices', New York NY
Vanhaerents Art Collection, 'Man in the Mirror', Brussels, Belgium
Salon 94, 'More Material', cur. Duro Olowu, New York NY
Philip Slein Gallery, 'Other Ways; Other Times Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections', St. Louis MO
Flint Institute of Arts, 'Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection', Flint MI
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 'Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting', Durham NC
Yale University Art Gallery, 'Reliable Tension', New Haven CT
Pinacoteca Gianni e Marella Agnelli, 'Somos Libres II: Works from The Mario Testino Collection', Turin, Italy
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art', New York NY
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 'Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection', Bathurst, Australia [travelled to: Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Grafton/AU; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney/AU; Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra/AU; Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree/AU; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo/AU; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga/AU; Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell/AU; Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich/UK]
Hammer Museum, 'Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology', cur. Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton, Los Angeles CA
Rubell Collection, 'To Have and to Hold', Miami FL
Centre Pompidou, 'UNE HISTOIRE (art archi design/des années 80 à nos jours) / A HISTORY (art architecture design, from the 80s to now)', Paris, France
2013
Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, 'Black and White', Tokyo, Japan
The Renaissance Society, 'Black Is, Black Ain’t', Chicago, IL
The Studio Museum In Harlem, 'Brothers and Sisters', cur. Jamillah James, Harlem NY
Victoria Miro Gallery, 'Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality', London UK
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'Color Blind: The MCA Collection in Black and White', cur. Naomi Beckwith, Chicago IL
Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania, 'Each One As She May: Ligon, Reich, & De Keersmaeker', Philadelphia PA
Esker Foundation, 'Fiction/Nonfiction', Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vivian Horan Fine Art, 'Finish Fetish: Textural Play', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'I, YOU, WE', cur. David Kiehl, New York NY
Seattle Art Museum, 'In A Silent Way', Seattle WA
The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, 'Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham', College Park MD [travelled to: Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte NC]
New Museum of Contemporary Art, 'NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star', New York NY
MCA Denver, 'Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art', Denver CO
Greg Kucera Gallery, 'Recent Editions/Recent Additions', Seattle WA
Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, 'Speak, Memory', New York NY
Fraenkel Gallery, 'The Unphotographable', San Francisco CA
Hofstra University Museum, 'We Hold These Truths…', Hempstead NY
Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, 'Word and Image', Hanover NH
2012
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'At the Crossroads: Exploring Black Identity in Contemporary Art', Saint Louis MO
MOCA, Los Angeles, 'Blues For Smoke', cur. Bennett Simpson and Glenn Ligon, Los Angeles CA [travelled to: Whitney Museum, New York NY]
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012', Buffalo NY
Hayward Gallery, 'Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957-2012', London, United Kingdom
Columbia College Chicago, 'Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue, Center for Book and Paper Arts', Chicago IL
Salon 94 Freemans, 'Material', cur. Duro Olowu, New York NY
Museum of Modern Art, 'New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois', cur. Christophe Cherix and Judy Hecker, New York NY
Luhring Augustine Gallery, 'Painting in Space: An Exhibition to Benefit CCS Bard', New York NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years', New York NY
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 'Self-Portraits', Humlebaek, Denmark
Linda Pace Foundation, 'Terrain: Selected Works from the Collection', San Antonio TX
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, 'Text as Image: Mel Bochner, Graham Gillmore, Glenn Ligon', New York NY
National Academy, 'The Annual 2012', New York NY
Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 'The Expanding Grid', Hanover NH Los Angeles MOCA, 'The Painting Factory', Los Angeles CA
Aspen Art Museum, 'The Residue of Memory', Aspen CO
Zabludowicz Collection, 'Weighted Words', London, United Kingdom
2011
Istanbul Foundation For Culture and Arts,'12th Istanbul Biennial', cur. Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann, Istanbul, Turkey
Art Production Fund and The New Museum, 'After Hours: Murals on the Bowery', New York NY
Rubell Family Collection, 'American Exuberance', Miami FL
Camden Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, 'ARTiculate: Links Between Visual and Verbal Expression', New Brunswick NJ
Regen Projects, 'Black Swan: The Exhibition', Los Angeles CA
Kurimanzutto, 'Distant Star/Estrella Distante', Mexico City, Mexico [travelled to: Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA]
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 'Face Off: Portraits by Contemporary Artists', New London CT
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection', Los Angeles CA
CCS Bard, Hessel Museum, 'If you Lived Here You’d be Home', cur. Josiah McElheny, Tom Eccles and Lynne Cook, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Nottingham Contemporary, 'Jean Genet', Nottingham, United Kingdom
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection', New York NY
La MaMa Galleria, 'Mixed Messages', New York NY
Turner Contemporary, 'Nothing in the World But Youth', Kent, United Kingdom
Alison Jacques Gallery, 'Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Works', London, United Kingdom
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 'Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories', San Francisco CA [travelled to: the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.]
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 'T_XT_RT', New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'The Bearden Project', Harlem NY
Ellipse Foundation, 'The Last First Decade', Alcabideche, Portugal
Zabludowicz Collection, 'We Will Live, We Will See', London, England
2010
Tate Liverpool, 'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic', Liverpool, United Kingdom [travelled to: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain]
'America: Now + Here', cur. Eric Fischl [travelled to many US Cities including: Kansas City, Detroit MI, Chicago IL, Aspen CO]
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Collecting Biennials', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Contemporary Art from the Collection', New York NY
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'Desire', Austin TX
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, 'Embodied: black identities in American art from the Yale University Art Gallery', College Park MD [travelled to: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 'From Then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art', Cleveland OH
Brooklyn Museum, 'HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture', Brooklyn NY
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 'Imitation and Invention', Middletown CT
Zabludowicz Collection, 'Library of Babel', London, United Kingdom
Neuberger Museum of Art, 'Living with Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York', Purchase NY
Marvelli Gallery, 'Minima Moralia', New York NY
Reina Sofia, 'Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present', Madrid, Spain
Regen Projects, 'Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That)', Los Angeles CA
VeneKlasen/Werner, 'Self-Consciousness', Berlin, Germany
Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, 'Substitute Teacher', Atlanta GA
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 'Territories, Left of Center', Los Angeles CA
Williams College Museum of Art, 'This Girl Bends: Art and Feminism since 1960', Williamstown MA
Luhring Augustine, 'Twenty Five', New York NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 'Until Now: Collecting the New (1960–2010)', Minneapolis MN
2009
The Studio Museum in Harlem, '30 Seconds off an Inch', Harlem NY
Georgia Scherman Projects, 'A Subject Full of Suggestion, Selected works from the Latner Family Collection', Toronto, Ontario
Rubell Family Collection, 'Beg, Borrow and Steal', Miami FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'Between Art and Life: Contemporary Works from the Collection', San Francisco CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Collected: Propositions on the Permanent Collection', Harlem NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, 'Commentary', New York NY
Jenkins Johnson, 'Connections', New York NY; San Francisco CA
Delaware Art Museum, 'Exposed! – Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art', Wilmington DE
Brooklyn Museum, 'Extended Family: Contemporary Connections', Brooklyn NY
Independent Curators International (ICI) and The Drawing Center, 'FAX', New York NY [travelled to: Contemporary Museum, Baltimore MD; Plug in ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Torrance Art Museum, CA; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico; Dowd Gallery, State University of New York College at Cortland; New Galerie, Paris, France]
Independent Curators International (ICI) and The Drawing Center, 'FAX', New York NY [travelled to: Contemporary Museum, Baltimore MD; Plug in ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba/CA; Torrance Art Museum, CA; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong/CHN; Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby/CA; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City/MX; Dowd Gallery, State University of New York College at Cortland NY; New Galerie, Paris/FR]
Greg Kucera Gallery, 'I.D.: Individual Demographics', Seattle WA 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, Yale School of Art, 'Infinitesimal Eternity', New Haven CT The Center for Book Arts, 'Racism: An American Family Value', New York NY
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, 'Reflection: a video program', Chicago IL
William Shearburn Gallery, 'Word', Saint Louis MO
2008
Rubell Museum, '30 Americans', Miami FL [travelled to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (2011); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (2012); Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk (2012); Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (2013-2014); Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2014); Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (2015); Detroit Institute of Arts; Cincinnati Art Museum (2015-2016); Tacoma Art Museum (2016-2017); McNay Art Museum, San Antonio (2018); Juliet Art Museum, Charleston (2018); Tucson Museum of Art (2018-2019); Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (2019); The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia (2021-2022)]
Bill Hodges Gallery, 'A Collaborative Effort', New York NY
Illinois State Museum, 'Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other', Springfield IL
Bill Hodges Gallery, 'African-American Master Artists', New York NY
International Center of Photography, 'Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art', New York NY
The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, 'Black Is, Black Ain’t', Chicago IL [travelled to: H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO]
Middlebury College Museum of Art, 'Confronting History: Contemporary Artists Envision the Past', Middlebury VT
Gottesman Exhibition Hall, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, The New York Public Library, 'Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art', cur. Connie Butler, New York NY
The Fireplace Project, 'Intimacy', East Hampton NY
Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, 'Listen Darling… The World is Yours', Cascais, Portugal
Von Lintel Gallery, 'More Than Words', New York NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Notations: The Closing Decade', cur. Carlos Basualdo and Adelina Vlas, Philadelphia PA
Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 'On the Road/Position Papers/Insertions: The 7th Gwangju Biennale', cur. Okwui Enwezor, Hyunjin Kim, Ranjit Hoskote, Gwangju, South Korea
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Progress', New York NY
Bill Hodges Gallery, 'The Summer Exhibition', New York NY
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 'The Wizard of Oz', San Francisco CA
Austrian Cultural Forum in association with the Center for the Study of Human Rights, 'Under Pain of Death', New York NY
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 'Working History: African American Art & Objects', Portland OR
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 'You & Me, Sometimes…', New York NY
2007
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 'Art in America: Three Hundred Years of Innovation', cur. Thomas Krens, Susan Davidson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Nancy Mowll Mathews, New York NY [travelled to: Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago IL; National Art Museum of China, Beijing/CHN; 'Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art', Shanghai/CHN; Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow/RU; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao/ES]
Galerie Yvon Lambert, 'ART PROTECTS', Paris, France
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 'Collected Identities: Gifts from the Blake Byrne Collection', Durham, NC
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'Contemporary Art from the Harvard University Art Museums Collections', Cambridge MA
Dallas Museum of Art, 'Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art [Part II]', Dallas TX
Wadsworth Atheneum, 'For the Love of the Game: Race and Sport in America', Hartford CT
Regen Projects, 'Gallery Artists', Los Angeles CA
Tate Modern, 'Learn to Read', London, United Kingdom
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York', cur. Christian Rattemeyer, New York NY [travelled to: Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto/PRT; Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden/DE]
Yvon Lambert Gallery, 'Mario Testino: At Home', New York NY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'Modern Times: Alumni Collect', Brunswick ME
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 'Not For Sale', Long Island City NY
Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries, Bard College, 'Novel Readings', Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Lincoln Center Gallery, 'The Paintings of Mike Cloud: In Celebration of Black History Month', New York NY [travelled to: Fordham University, Bronx NY]
Walker Art Center, 'Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions', cur. Siri Engberg, Minneapolis MN
Fisher Landau Center for Art, 'Paper', Long Island City NY
Armory Center for the Arts, 'Read Me! Text in Art', Pasadena CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present', New York NY
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Simply Red', Philadelphia PA
Tacoma Art Museum, 'Sparkle Then Fade', Tacoma WA
Bortolami Gallery, 'Substance & Surface', New York NY
Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, 'Taking Aim: Selections from the Elliot L. Perry Collection', Memphis TN
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection', cur. Kathy Halbreich and Christophe Cherix, New York NY
2006
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, 'black alphabet: conTEXTS of contemporary african-american art', Warsaw, Poland
Orange County Museum of Art, 'Collective Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern', Newport Beach CA
Santa Monica Museum of Art, 'Dark Places', Los Angeles CA
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 'Defamation of Character', Long Island City NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Down by Law', cur. The Wrong Gallery, New York NY
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Ernest C. Withers and Glenn Ligon: I Am A Man', St. Louis MO
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 'Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards', New York NY
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 'Expressing Identity: American Prints Since 1980', Lincoln NE
Apexart, 'Gifts Go in One Direction', New York NY
Des Moines Art Center, 'Group Dynamic: Portfolios, Series, and Sets', Des Moines IA
Hyde Park Art Center, 'Interstellar Low Ways', Chicago IL
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 'Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture', New York NY
New-York Historical Society, 'Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery', New York NY
Centro Cultural de Cascais, 'Open House', Cascais, Portugal [travelled to: Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Cascais/PT]
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Process and Collaboration: Celebrating Twelve Years at 1315 Cherry Street', Philadelphia PA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Remix Identity and Abstraction', Buffalo NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Skin Is a Language', New York NY
Lyman Allyn Museum, 'SUBJECT', New London CT
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 'The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory', Houston TX
Brighton Photo Biennial, De La Warr Pavilion, 'Voodoo Macbeth', Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Zwirner and Wirth, 'Yes Bruce Nauman', New York NY
2005
Logan Galleries, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 'A Brief History of Invisible Art', San Francisco CA
Inman Gallery, 'A Thousand Words' Houston TX
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'African American Art: Masterworks of Contemporary Art', Saint Louis MO
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Beauford Delaney in Context: Selections from the Collection', Philadelphia PA
Princeton University Art Museum, 'Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African American Art', Princeton NJ
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'Collection Remixed', Bronx NY
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 'Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970', Houston TX
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Drawing from the Modern, 1975–2005', New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 'Getting Emotional', Boston MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Landscape', New York NY
Museum of the African Diaspora, 'Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Collections', San Francisco CA
Andrea Rosen Gallery, 'Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper', New York NY
Trierenberg Art, 'New Art, New York: Reflexionen zur menschlichen Existenz', Traun, Austria
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, 'ROMANCE [a novel]', Lisbon, Portugal
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 'Shades of Black(ness)', Middletown CT
Williams Center for the Arts Gallery, Lafayette College, 'The Painted Word: Language as Image in Modern Art', Easton PA
Walker Art Center, 'The Shape of Time', Minneapolis MN
Luckman Gallery, California State University, 'Very Early Pictures', Los Angeles CA [travelled to: Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside PA]
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 'Wordplay: Text and Image from 1950 to Now', Middletown CT
2004
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 'American Art on Paper from the 1960s to Present: Selections from the Permanent Collection', Saint Louis MO
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Experiments with Truth', Philadelphia PA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 'Glenn Ligon: Runaways', Providence RI
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, 'Great White', Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Villa Manin di Passariano, 'Love/Hate: From Magritte to Cattelan, Masterpieces from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago', cur. Francesco Bonami, Milan, Italy
Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), 'neoqueer: new visual art by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists', Seattle WA
Brooklyn Museum, 'Open House: Working in Brooklyn', Brooklyn NY
Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, 'Remembering', Riverside CA
University of Denver Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, 'Robert Colescott & Glenn Ligon from the Logan Collection', Denver, CO
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present', New York NY
Greg Kucera Gallery, 'Super-Sized: The Big Print Show', Seattle WA
2003
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, 'The Alumni Show: In Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University', Middletown CT
Art Institute of Chicago, 'A Century of Collecting: African American Art in the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago IL
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, 'American Art Today: Faces and Figures', Miami FL
The Parrish Art Museum, 'An American Legacy: Art from the Studio Museum in Harlem', Southampton NY
Contemporary Arts Center, 'Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s', Cincinnati OH
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'The Disembodied Spirit', Brunswick ME [travelled to: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO; Austin Museum of Art, Austin TX]
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Hostos Community College, 'DL: The “Down Low” in Contemporary Art', Bronx NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection', Cleveland OH
Peabody Essex Museum, 'Family Ties', Salem MA
White Columns, 'Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms', New York NY
Worcester Art Museum, 'The Harlem Renaissance and Its Legacy', Worcester MA MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'Influence, Anxiety, and Gratitude', Cambridge MA
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau', Philadelphia PA
International Center of Photography, 'Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self', New York NY [travelled to: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA]
Independent Curators International (ICI), 'The Paper Sculpture Show', New York NY [travelled to: Sculpture Center, Long Island City NY; Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA; DiverseWorks, Houston TX; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach VA; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga TN; Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL; The Ballroom, Marfa TX; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA; Salina Art Center, Salina KS; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan CA; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY; Art Interactive, Boston MA; Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids IA; Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs FL; University of Virgina Art Museum, Charlottesville VA; Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette IN; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA; Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati OH; Austin Museum of Art, Austin TX; Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing MA]
Numark Gallery, 'Skin Deep', Washington D.C.
Guild Hall, 'Stranger in the Village: Contemporary Drawings and Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art', East Hampton NY
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 'Structures of Difference', Hartford CT
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection', San Francisco CA
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 'The Space Between: Artists Engaging Race and Syncretism', Wellesley MA
Walker Art Center, 'The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art', Minneapolis MN
John Connelly Presents, 'Today’s Man', New York NY [travelled to: Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo/JP]
Miami Art Museum, 'Visual Poetics: Art and the Word', Miami FL
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'Visualizing Identity', Austin TX
2002
Platform 5, 'Documenta 11', Kassel, Germany
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 'Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection', Champaign County IL [travelled to: Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock AR; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens GA; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick ME; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH]
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Fifty Years of Supporting the New: The Charles H. Carpenter Jr. Collection', Ridgefield CT
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 'In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.', [travelled to: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit MI; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach FL; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN; International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL]
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection', Chicago IL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections', New York NY [travelled to: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao/ES]
Palazzo Reale, 'New York Renaissance: Masterworks from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art', Milan, Italy
Currier Museum of Art, 'New York, New Work, Now!', Manchester NH
Museum of Contemporary Art,'People See Paintings: Photography and Painting from the MCA Collection', Chicago IL
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, 'Recent Acquisitions', Reims, France
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Tempo', New York NY
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'time/frame', Austin TX
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, 'A Private Reading: The Book As Image & Object', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 'A Way with Words: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art', New York NY
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 'Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art', New York NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 'Digital: Printmaking Now', Brooklyn NY
SPACES, 'Drawing on Language', Cleveland OH
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, 'Everybody Now: The Crowd in Contemporary Art', New York NY
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 'Kinds of Drawing', Amherst MA
Florence Lynch Gallery, 'Monochrome/Monochrome?', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings', New York NY
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'Race in Digital Space', Cambridge MA [travelled to: The Studio Museum in Harlem NY; Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta GA]
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Red, Black and Green', Harlem NY
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Building the Collection', Austin TX
Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, 'Song Poems', New York NY
Ottawa Art Gallery, 'Take Two/Reprise', Ontario, Canada
Victoria Miro Gallery, 'Works on Paper: From Acconci to Zittel', London UK
2001
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, 'A Private Reading: The Book As Image & Object', New York NY
Philip Morris, 'A Way with Words: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art', New York NY
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 'Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art', New York NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 'Digital: Printmaking Now', Brooklyn NY
SPACES, 'Drawing on Language', Cleveland OH
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, 'Everybody Now: The Crowd in Contemporary Art', New York NY
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 'Kinds of Drawing', Amherst MA
Florence Lynch Gallery, 'Monochrome/Monochrome?', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings', New York NY
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'Race in Digital Space', Cambridge MA [travelled to: The Studio Museum in Harlem NY; Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta GA]
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Red, Black and Green', Harlem NY
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Building the Collection', Austin TX
Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, 'Song Poems', New York NY
Contemporary Art Museum, 'Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art', Houston TX
Ottawa Art Gallery, 'Take Two/Reprise', Ontario, Canada
Victoria Miro Gallery, 'Works on Paper: From Acconci to Zittel', London, United Kingdom
2000
Gwangju Biennale Foundation, '3rd Gwangju Biennale: Man and Space', cur. Kwang-su Oh, Gwangju, South Korea
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,'Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture', Chicago IL
Deichtorhallen, 'AutoWerke', Hamburg, Germany
Matthew Marks Gallery, 'Drawings & Photographs: Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts Benefit Exhibition', New York NY
Hayward Gallery, 'Dream Machines', South Bank Centre, London [travelled to: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield/UK; Camden Arts Centre, London/UK]
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, '"Good Business Is the Best Art": Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program', Bronx NY
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, 'Looking Forward, Looking Black', Detroit MI [travelled to: Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ; Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta NY; Georgia State University School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta GA; Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Boston MA; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA; Victoria H, Myhren Gallery, University of Denver CO; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH; YMI Cultural Center, Asheville NC]
The Museum of Modern Art, 'The Marriage of Reason and Squalor', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Open Ends: White Spectrum', New York NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 'Point of Reference: Frederick Hayes, Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker', Andover MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Pollock to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection', New York NY
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, 'Refresh: The Art of the Screensaver', Palo Alto CA
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 'Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African-American Artists', Cambridge MA
1999
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The American Century: Art & Culture Part II 1950–2000', New York NY
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, 'Calendar 2000', Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 'Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990–99', Boston MA
Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance, 'Compliments', New York NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'Con(text): Words, Texts, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection', Bronx NY
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, 'Contemporary Narratives in American Prints', Stamford CT
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Crosscurrents: New Art from MoMA, New York', New York NY [travelled to: Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/JPN]
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Parsons School of Design, 'Drawing in the Present Tense', New York NY [travelled to: Julian Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic CT]
Trans Hudson Gallery, 'The Ecstatic', New York NY
Brent Sikkema Gallery, 'Glenn Ligon/Kara Walker', New York NY
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, 'Life Cycles', Lepzig, Germany
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 'Negotiating Small Truths', Austin TX
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 'Other Narratives', Houston TX [travelled to: ArtPace, San Antonio TX]
California College of Arts and Crafts, 'Spaced Out: Late 1990s Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection', San Francisco CA
1998
Walker Art Center, '100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel', Minneapolis MN
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, A Portrait of Our Times: An Introduction to the Logan Collection San Francisco CA [travelled to: Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH]
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Cut on the Bias: Social Projects of the 90’s from the Permanent Collection', Philadelphia PA
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, 'Exterminating Angel', Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Hindsight: Selections from the Permanent Collection', New York NY
Paine Webber Art Gallery, 'Histories (Re)membered: Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Bronx Museum of the Arts', New York NY
Women's 20th Century Club, 'I’m Still In Love With You: Visual Artists and Writers Respond to the 1972 Album by Al Green', Eagle Rock CA [travelled to: Miami Arts Project. Miami FL]
Núcleo Historico, 'XXIV Bienal de São Paulo', São Paulo, Brazil
De Beyerd, Stedelijk Museum Breda, 'Postcards from Black America', Breda, The Netherlands
1997
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'A Decade of Collecting: Selected Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Drawing', New York
White Columns, 'Blind Spot: Coming of Age', New York NY
Greg Kucera Gallery, 'Civil Progress: Life in Black America', Seattle WA
London Printworks Trust, 'From Brixton to the South Bank', London, United Kingdom
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990’s', New York NY
PS.1. Contemporary Art Center, 'Heaven: Public View, Private View', New York NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, 'Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century', Milwaukee WI [travelled to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO]
Korean American Museum, 'Kimchi Xtravaganza', Los Angeles CA
Seattle Art Museum, 'Kind of Abstract', Seattle WA
La Biennale di Venezia, 'Presente/Passato/Futuro: XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte', Venice, Italy
Hayward Gallery, 'Rhapsodies in Black', South Bank Centre, London, United Kingdom [travelled to: Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol/UK; The Mead Gallery, Coventry/UK; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco CA; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC]
The Bohen Foundation, 'Sunny Days / Critical Times', New York NY
Washington University Gallery of Art, 'The Dual Muse: The Writer As Artist, The Artist As Writer', St. Louis MO
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 'Thirty-Third Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper', Greensboro NC
Casino Luxembourg, 'Un Bel été', Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1996
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, and Ivan Dougherty Gallery, '10th Biennale of Sydney: Jurassic Technologies Revenant', Sydney, Australia
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, 'a/drift', Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'An American Story', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art', New York NY [National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens/GR; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona/ES; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn/DE]
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, 'Burning Issues: Contemporary African-American Art', Fort Lauderdale FL
The Currier Gallery of Art, 'Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists', Manchester NH [travelled to: National Academy of Design, New York NY; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita KS]
Maison des Arts de la Culture, 'Exit festival', Paris-Creteil, France
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'Hotter Than July', Los Angeles CA
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 'In the Flesh', Ridgefield CT
Steirischer Herbst ’96, 'Inklusion/Exklusion: Versuch einer neuen Kartografie der Kunst um Zeitalter von Postkolonialismus und globaler Migration [Inclusion/Exclusion: Attempt for a New Cartography of Art in the Age of PostColonialism and Global Migration]', Graz, Austria
Hayward Gallery, 'The Inner Eye: Art Beyond the Visible', South Bank Centre, London, United Kingdom [travelled to: City Art Galleries, Manchester/UK; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton/UK; Glynn Vivan Art Gallery, Swansea/WAL; Dulwich Picture Gallery, London/UK]
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'The Mediated Object: Selections from the Eli Broad Collections', Cambridge MA
'Forum for Contemporary Art', St. Louis, MO.
Schmidt Contemporary Art, 'On Paper II', St. Louis MO
Frankfurt Kunstverein, 'Prospect 1996', Frankfurt, Germany
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 'Screen', New York NY
Otis College of Art and Design, 'Tangles', Los Angeles CA
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980–95', New York NY
1995
Milwaukee Art Museum, '25 Americans: Painting in the 90s', Milwaukee WI
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Articulations: Forms of Language', New York NY [travelled to: Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City NY]
Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, 'Boxer', Walsall, United Kingdom [travelled to: Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham/UK; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth/UK; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow/SCT]
Angermuseum, Galerie am Fischmarkt, 'Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen', Erfurt, Germany
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 'Face Forward: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art', Sheboygan WI
Gallery 400, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois-Chicago, 'fag-o-sites', Chicago IL
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Glenn Ligon and Gary Simmons', Philadelphia PA [travelled to: Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside PA]
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 'In a Different Light', Berkeley CA
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation', Cambridge MA
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 'Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire', London, United Kingdom
The Art Gallery, The University of California, Irvine, 'Pervert', Irvine CA
The Rotunda Gallery, 'Telling Tales', Brooklyn NY
Beaver College Art Gallery, 'Word for Word', Glenside PA
Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba,'XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba/Mostra America', Curitiba, Brazil
1994
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art', New York NY [travelled to: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA]
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 'Dark O’Clock', São Paulo, Brazil; Plug in ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba/CA]
Thread Waxing Space, 'Don’t Look Now', New York NY
Max Protetch Gallery, 'Drama', New York NY
Walker Art Center, 'Duchamp’s Leg', Minneapolis MN [travelled to: Center for the Fine Arts, Miami FL]
High Museum of Art, 'Equal Rights & Justice: Reflections on Rights', Atlanta GA [The Center for African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.]
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 'The Label Show: Contemporary Art and the Museum', Boston MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The Magic Magic Book', New York NY
Max Protetch Gallery, 'New Painting: Feinstein, Ligon, Reed', New York NY
Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, 'Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon', Paris, France
Lehman College Art Gallery, 'Physical Evidence', Bronx NY
Max Protetch Gallery, 'Stories', New York NY
Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, 'Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia', Annandale-on-Hudson NY [travelled to: Decker Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca/NY; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario/CA; Illingworth Kerr Art Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary/CA]
1993
Whitney Museum of American Art, '1993 Biennial Exhibition', New York NY [travelled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul/KOR]
Creative Time, '42nd Street Art Street Project', New York NY
Schmidt Contemporary Art, 'Black & White: Paintings by Jerald Ieans, Julian Lethbridge, Glenn Ligon, David Ortins, Harvey Tulcensky and Christopher Wool', St. Louis MO
A/C Project Room, 'Byron Kim & Glenn Ligon: Collaborations', New York NY
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'Drawing the Line Against AIDS', Venice, Italy
Kunst-Werke Berlin, 'Drucksache/Prints and Issues', Berlin, Germany
Ringling School of Art and Design, 'The Ever Present Moment: Contemporary Drawing', Sarasota FL
Kim Light Gallery, 'Everyday Life', Los Angeles CA
Russisches Kulturzentrum, 'Extravagant: The Economy of Elegance', Berlin, Germany
New Museum of Contemporary Art, 'In Transit', New York NY
White Columns, 'Markets of Resistance', New York NY
Barbara Krakow Gallery, 'Myths & Legends As Told and Retold', Boston MA
The Drawing Center, 'The Return of the ". .Exquis,"' New York NY [travelled to: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis MO]
1992
Max Protetch Gallery, 'A New American Flag', New York NY
Anders Tornberg Gallery, 'All Words Suck', Lund, Sweden
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawings', New York NY
Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, 'Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art', London, United Kingdom [travelled to: Kunsthalle Vienna/AT]
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, 'Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence', Fukui City, Japan [The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima City/JP; Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City/JP; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ]
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 'Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art', Santa Barbara CA [travelled to: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC]
Walker Art Center, 'Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon', Minneapolis MN [travelled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; The Valentine Richmond History Center, Richmond VA; Anacostia Museum, Washington D.C.; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA]
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. 'Mistaken Identities', Santa Barbara CA [travelled to: Museum Folkwang, Essen/DE; Forum Stadtpark, Graz/AT; Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen im Forum Langenstrasse, Bremen/DE; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek/DK]
The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, 'Slow Art: Painting in New York Now', Long Island City, NY
Barbara Krakow Gallery, 'Somewhere Between Image and Text', Boston MA
White Columns, 'Update 1992', New York NY
White Columns, 'We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled', New York NY [travelled to: District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington DC]
1991
Whitney Museum of American Art, '1991 Biennial Exhibition', New York NY
Jamaica Arts Center, 'AIDS, A Community in Crisis', Jamaica NY
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, 'Color Theory', Old Westbury NY
Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, 'Interrogating Identity', New York NY [travelled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Madison Art Center, Madison WI; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH]
P.S. 122, 'Language: Body and Dream', New York NY
Art in General, 'Positions of Authority', New York NY
SoHo Center, 'Text out of Context', New York NY
1990
El Arte de Resistencia, Galeria El Bohio, 'Art of Resistance', New York NY
Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 'Rutgers National ’90: Works on Paper', Camden NJ
New Museum of Contemporary Art at Marine Midland Bank, '$pent: Currency, Security and Art on Deposit', New York NY
Salena Art Gallery, Long Island University, 'Works on Paper', Brooklyn NY
1989
The Drawing Center, 'Selections 46', New York NY
1985
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 'Open Studio', New York NY
1984
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'Artist in the Marketplace, 4th Annual Group Show', Bronx NY
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Selected Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Tate Modern, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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2021
Bordowitz, Gregg, ‘Glenn Ligon: Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work,’ Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021
2019
Molesworth, Helen, Coste Lewis, Robin, Ligon, Glenn (et al.) ‘Untitled (America)/ Debris Field/ Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third World’, Los Angeles: Regen Projects, 2019 (exh. cat.)
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Nadal–Melsió, Sara, Bordowitz, Gregg, ‘Debris Field/Notes for a Poem on the Third World/Soleil Nègre’, Paris: Galerie Chantal Crousel (exh. cat.)
Ligon, Glenn, Andrews, Stephen, ‘Glenn Ligon. Tutto Poteva, Nella Poesia, Avere Una Soluzione / In Poetry, A Solution To Everything’, London: Thomas Dane Gallery (exh. cat.)
Bordowitz, Gregg, ‘Glenn Ligon. Untitled (I Am a Man)’, London: Afterall
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Rat Hole Gallery, ‘Negro Sunshine’, Tokyo: Rat Hole Gallery (exh. cat.)
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Ratner, Megan, ‘Glenn Ligon Come Out’, London: Ridinghouse (exh. cat.)
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Koestenbaum, Wayne, ‘Glenn Ligon. Figure/Paysage/Marine’, Paris: Galerie Yvon Lambert (exh. cat.)
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Bill Hodges Gallery, ‘Glenn Ligon. Unauthorized’ New York: Bill Hodges Gallery
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Ligon, Glenn, Gaines, Malik, ‘Glenn Ligon. Text Paintings: 1990–2004’, Los Angeles: Regen Projects (exh. cat.)
2001
Koestenbaum, Wayne, Ilesanmi, Olukemi, ‘Coloring. New Work by Glenn Ligon’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center (exh. cat.)
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1998
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1997
Wesleyan University, ‘Glenn Ligon. Day of Absence’ Middletown: Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University (exh. cat.)
1996
Kotik, Charlotta, ‘The Evidence of Things Not Seen. Drawings by Glenn Ligon’, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum (exh. cat.)
1992
Golden, Thelma, ‘Glenn Ligon. Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
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Publications

2022
Aquin, Stéphane, Reeve, Anne, Guttman, Sandy, 'Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The Collection', New York: DelMonico Books, in association with Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2022, p. 321, ill.
Alexander, Elizabeth, 'The Trayvon Generation', New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2022, p. 8, ill.
Emelife, Aindrea, 'A Brief History of Protest Art', London: Tate Enterprises, 2022, p. 104-105, ill.
2021
Fogle, Douglas, Skerath, Hanneke (eds.), 'Making Strange. The Chara Schreyer Collection', New York: DelMonico Books, 2021, pp. 201, 329, ill.
Cozzolino, Robert (ed.), 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art', Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021, pp. 155, 328, ill. (exh. cat.)
Peterson, Dan, Dennis, John, 'Common Practice: Basketball & Contemporary Art', Milan: Skira, 2021, p. 110, ill.
Tinterow, Gary, de Lima Greene, Alison, 'Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston', Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2020, p. 217, ill.
Delahunty, Gavin (ed.), 'Psychic Wounds. On Art & Trauma', New York: MW Editions, Dallas: The Warehouse, 2021, pp. 222-223, 240-241, ill. (exh. cat.)
2020
Karmel, Pepe, 'Abstract Art. A Global History', Farnborough: Thames & Hudson, 2020, p. 294, ill.
Chambers, Eddie, ‘The Routledge Companion to African American Art History’, Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Aje, Lawrence, Gachon, Nicolas (eds.), ‘Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World’ Abingdon: Routledge, 2020, pp. 233-248
Rankine, Claudia, ‘The White Card. A Play’, Minneapolis: Greywolf Press, 2019
Duran, Elida, Fischer, Hartwig, Coppel, Stephen, 'El somni americà: del pop a l'actualitat', Barcelona: Fundación La Caixa, 2020, pp. 262-265, ill.
2019
Bedford, Christopher, Siegel, Katy, ‘Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection’, Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 2019 (exh. cat.)
English, Darby, Barat, Charlotte, ‘Among Others: Blackness at MoMA’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2019
Weinberg, Jonathan, ‘Art After Stonewall’, New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019
Mukherjee, Roopali, Banet–Weiser, Sarah, Grey, Herman (eds.), ‘Racism Postrace’, Durham: Duke University Press, 2019 (exh. cat.)
Choi, Connie H., 'Black Refractions. Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem', New York: American Federation of Arts/The Studio Museum in Harlem/Rizzoli Electa, 2019, pp. 126-127, ill. (exh. cat.)
Rankine, Claudia, ‘The White Card. A Play’, Minneapolis: Greywolf Press, 2019
2018
Cafritz, Peggy Cooper, ‘Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity. An African American
Life in Art’, New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Boris, Stacy (ed.), ‘Art AIDS America Chicago’, Chicago: Alphawood Foundation, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Naeem, Asma, ‘Black Out. Silhouettes Then and Now’ Washington D.C.: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Bilyeu, Elizabeth Anne, ‘Witness’, New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2018
Brodbeck, Anna Katherine, ‘TWO x TWO x TWENTY’, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Campaña, Claudia, ‘Michael Jackson. Artes visuales y símbolos’, Santiago: Metales Pesados, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Copeland, Huey, ‘Histórias afro–atlânticas antologia’, São Paulo: Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Cullinan, Nicholas, ‘Michael Jackson. On the Wall’, London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Heong Gallery at Downing College, ‘DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?’, Cambridge: Heong Gallery at Downing College, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Edwards, Adrienne, ‘Jason Moran’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Kastan, David Scott, ‘On Color’, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018 (exh. cat.)
National Gallery of Victoria, ‘MoMA AT NGV 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art’, Melbourne:
National Gallery of Victoria, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Petry, Michael, ‘The Word is Art’, London: Thames & Hudson, 2018
Polveroni, Adriana, Tosi, Gabriele, ‘Chi Utopia mangia le mele’, Bologna: Manfredi Edizioni, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Puleo, Risa, ‘Walls Turned Sideways. Artists Confront the Criminal Justice System’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Miami: [NAME] publications, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Mnuchin Gallery, ‘Reds’, New York: Mnuchin Gallery, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Tani, Ellen Y, ‘Second Sight. The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art’, New York: Scala Press/Bowdoin College, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Kukielski, Tina, Sollins, Susan, ‘Being an Artist: Artist Interviews with Art21’, New York: Art21, 2018, pp.
153–58
2017
Coppel, Stephen, Daunt, Catherine, Tallman, Susan, ‘American dream. from pop to present’, London: Thames and Hudson, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Gaines, Malik, ‘Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left. A History of the Impossible’, New York: New York University Press, 2017
Beckwith, Naomi, Oliver, Valerie Cassel, ‘Howardena Pindell. What Remains to Be Seen’, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Berry, Ian, ‘The Young Years’, Saratoga: Tang Teaching Museum, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Blue Black’, St. Louis: Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Boudou, Karima, ‘Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art. Images of Resistance’, Ostend: Mu.ZEE, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Brambilla, Micola, Gioni, Massiliano (eds.), ‘The Restless Earth’, Milan: Trussardi Fondation, 2017
(exh. cat.)
Crawford, Margo, ‘Black Post–Blackness. the Black Arts Movement and 21st Century Black Aesthetics’, Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2017
Cutter, Martha, ‘The Illustrated Slave. Empathy, Pictorial Books, and the Visual Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800–1852’, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017
Doss, Erika, ‘American Art of the 20th–21st Centuries’, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
Farrington, Lisa, ‘African–America Art. A Visual and Cultural History’, New York/Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2017
Grant, Vera Ingrid, ‘Harlem. Found Ways’, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Hoffmann, Jens (ed.), ‘Sonic Rebellion. Music as Resistance’, Detroit: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2017(exh. cat.)
Manné, Jamie G. (ed.), ‘Unpacking the Marciano Collection’, Los Angeles: The Marciano Foundation/Del Monico Books, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Moura, Rodgrigo, ‘Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades’, Dallas: The Warehouse, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Neary, Janet, ‘Fugitive Testimony. On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives’, New York: Fordham University Press, 2017
Patrick, Martin, ‘Across the Art/Life Divide. Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art’, Chicago: Chicago University of Press, 2017
Pilcher, Alex, ‘A Queer Little History of Art’, London: Tate, 2017
Solomon–Godeau, Abigail, ‘Photography after Photography’, Durham: Duke University Press, 2017
2016
English, Darby, ‘1971. A Year in the Life of Color’, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016
Goodyear, Anne Collins, ‘This is a Portrait If I Say So. Re–imagining Representation in American Art, 1912–Today’, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016
Martin, Courtney J. (ed.), ‘Four Generations The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art’, New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2016
JPMorgan Chase & Co., ‘Art at Work. The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection’, New York: JPMorgan Chase & Co., 2016
Carroll, Alisa, ‘Art House. The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton’, New York: Assouline Publishing, 2016
Donlon, Bridget, ‘Pure Pulp. Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné’, New York: DelMonico Books, 2016 (exh. cat.)
Frantz, David, ‘Cock, Paper, Scissors’, Los Angeles: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries/Leslie–Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 2016
Gale, Matthew, ‘Tate Modern. The Handbook’, London: Tate Publishing, 2016
Getlein, Mark, ‘Living with Art. Eleventh Edition’, New York: McGraw–Hill Education, 2016
National Gallery of Art, Washington, ‘Highlights from the National Gallery of Art, Washington’ Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2016
Mercer, Kobena, ‘Travel & See. Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s’, Durham: Duke University Press, 2016
Murrary, Derek Conrad, ‘Queering Post–Black Art’, London: I.B. Tauris, 2016
South, Will, ‘REMIX. Themes and Variations in African American Art’, Columbia: Columbia Museum of Art, 2016 (exh. cat.)
Taylor, Paul C, ‘Black is Beautiful. A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics’, Hoboken: Wiley–Blackwell, 2016
2015
Beckwith, Naomi, Roelstraete, Dieter, ‘The Freedom Principle. Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now’, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Hochdrfer, Achim (et al.), ‘Painting 2.0. Expression in the Information Age’, New York: Prestel, 2015
Phaidon Editors, ‘The Body of Art’, London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2015
Baker, George, Goldstein, Ann, Maltzan, Michael, ‘Regen Projects 25’, Los Angeles: Regen Projects, Munich: DelMonico-Prestel, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Baerwaldt, Wayne, ‘Wonder and Resonance. Fiction/Non–fiction. Calgary’, Canada: Esker Foundation, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Blagho, Laura (et al.), ‘Art | Basel Year 45’, Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2015 (exh. cat.)
The Fralin Museum, ‘Cavaliers Collect. A Celebration of 80 Years of Art at the Bayley’, Charlottesville: The Fralin Museum, UVA, 2015 (exh. cat.)
DuBois Shaw, Gwendolyn, ‘Represent. 200 Years of African American Art’, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015
Gioni, Massimiliano, ‘New Skin, Selections from the Aishti Foundation Collection’, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Goergen, Stacey, Benchley, Amanda, ‘Artists Living with Art’, New York: Abrams, 2015
Gioni, Massimiliano, ‘Good Dreams, Bad Dreams. Selections from the Aishti Foundation Collection’, Milan: Skira, 2015(exh. cat.)
Hart, Katherine, ‘Collecting and Sharing. Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art’, Hanover: Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, 2015
Heyler, Joanne, ‘The Broad Collection’, New York: Prestel, Los Angeles: The Broad, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Katz, Jonathan David, Hushka, Rock, ‘Art AIDS America’, Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, ‘La Biennale di Venezia—56th International Art Exhibition. All The World’s Futures’, Venice: Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Merz, Beatrice, ‘First Edition. Mario Merz Prize Finalists’, Via Limone: Merz Foundation, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Miller, Dana, Weinberg, Adam D., ‘Whitney Handbook of the Collection’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015
Piano, Renzo,‘Whitney Museum. Renzo Piano’, Genoa: Fondazione Renzo Piano, 2015
Presenti, Allegra, ‘Apparitions. Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now’, Houston: The Menil Collection,
2015
Sandler, Irving, ‘Swept Up By Art. An Art Critic in the Post Avant-Garde Era’, Brooklyn: Rail Editions,
2015
Schwartz, Alexandra, ‘Come As You Are’, Montclair: Montclair Art Museum/University of California Press, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Stewart, Mary, ‘Launching the Imagination. a comprehensive guide to basic design’, New York: McGraw
Hill, 2015
Wolin, Joseph R, ‘Open This End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne’, Los Angeles: The Skylark Foundation, 2015 (exh. cat.)
2014
Rankine, Claudia, ‘Citizen. An American Lyric’, Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2014
Macel, Christine (ed.), ‘A History: Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980s Until Today’, Paris: Centre Pompidou/Flammarion, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Gaitán, Juan, ‘8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art’, Ostfilderum: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014 (exh. cat.)
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, ‘Artists for Artists. 51st Anniversary exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’, New York: The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Bui, Phong, ‘Bloodflames Revisited’, New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Burton, Johanna, Ellegoog, Anne (eds.), ‘Take It or Leave It. Institution, Image, Ideology’, Los Angeles: University of California, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Chang, Jeff, ‘Who We Be. The Colorization of America’, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014
Dexter, Emma, Vanhaerents, Walter, ‘Man in the Mirror’, Tielt: Lannoo Publishing, 2014
Dzine Rolon, Carlos, ‘Boxed. a visual history and the art of boxing’, New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2014
Gonzales–Day, Ken, Hayes, Jeffreen, Parks, Sheri, ‘Network of Mutuality’, College Park: University of Maryland, 2014
Greaney, Patrick, ‘Quotational Practices’, Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2014
Haynes, Lauren, ‘Speaking of the People. Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Noreika, Sarah, ‘Philadelphia Museum of Art Handbook’, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014
Perry, Elliot, ‘Point of View. African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection’, Flint: Flint Institute of Arts, Detroit: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Ross, Leslie, ‘Language in the Visual Arts. The Interplay of Text and Imagery’, Jefferson: McFarland, 2014
Rubell Collection, ‘Rubell Family Collection. Highlights & Artists' Writings’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2014
Steeds, Lucy, ‘Exhibition (Documents of Contemporary Art)’, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2014
Testino, Mario, Ulrich Obrist, Hans, Wakefield, Neville, ‘Somos Libres II. Works from the Mario Testino Collection’, New York: Rizzoli, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Ward, Ossian, ‘Ways of Looking. How to Experience Contemporary Art’, London: Lawrence King
Publishing, 2014
2013
Amirsadeghi, Hossein, ‘Art Studio America. contemporary artist spaces’, London/New York: Thames & Hudson
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Artists for the Whitney of the Future. A Benefit Auction’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Copeland, Huey, ‘Bound to Appear. Art, Slavery and the Sites of Blackness In Multicultural America’, Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press
Decter, Joshua, ‘Art Is a Problem’, Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2013
Lord, Catherine, Meyer, Richard, ‘Art & Queer Culture’, London: Phaidon
Meyer, Richard, ‘What Was Contemporary Art?’, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Moszynska, Anna, ‘Sculpture Now’, London: Thames & Hudson
Raengo, Alessandra, ‘On the Sleeve of the Visual. Race as Face Value’, Hanover: Dartmouth College Press
Saunders, Gill, Whitley, Zoé, ‘In Black and White. Prints from Africa and the Diaspora’, London: Victoria & Albert Museum
Scott, Curtis R., Steward James Christopher, ‘Handbook of the Collections’, Princeton: Princeton University Press
Thompson, Krista (ed.), ‘Black Is, Black Ain’t’ Hamza Walker’, Chicago: The Renaissance Society (exh. cat.)
2012
Harris–Kelley, Diedra, Golden, Thelma, Haynes, Lauren + [et al.], ‘The Bearden Project’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem (exh. cat.)
Jeffrey, Deitch, ‘The Painting Factory. Abstraction After Warhol’, MOCA/ Los Angeles: Skira Rizzoli Publications (exh. cat.)
Rosenthal, Mark, ‘Regarding Warhol. Sixty Artists, Fifty Years’, New Haven: Yale University Press (exh. cat.)
Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Invisible. Art About the Unseen 1957–2012’, London: Hayward Publishing (exh. cat.)
Sollins, Susan, Dowling, Susan, ‘Art 21. Art in the 21st Century’, Vol. 6, Dalton: Studley Press
Young, Kevin, ‘The Grey Album. On the Blackness of Blackness’, Minneapolis: Graywolf Press
2011
Barrett, Terry, ‘Making Art. Form and Meaning’, New York: McGraw–Hill
Birnbaum, Daniel + [et al.], ‘Defining Contemporary Art–25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks’, London: Phaidon
Des Moines Art Center, ‘Black White Gray Blue’, Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center (exh. cat.)
Chaich, John, ‘Mixed Messages’, New York: La MaMa Galleria (exh. cat.)
Corn, Wanda M., Latimer, Tirza True, ‘Seeing Gertrude Stein. Five Stories’, Berkeley: University of California Press
De Salvo, Donna, Giovannini, Joseph, ‘Legacy. The Emily Fisher Landau Collection’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
Hoffmann, Jens, Pedrosa, Adriano, ‘Istanbul Biennial Catalogue’, Istanbul: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (exh. cat.)
Koestenbaum, Wayne, ‘Humiliation’, New York: Picador
Roselione–Valadez, Juan, ‘American Exuberance’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection (exh. cat.)
Touré, ‘Who's afraid of Post–Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now’, New York: Free Press
2010
Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo, ‘Desire’, Austin: The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Cooke, Lynne, Crimp, Douglas, Poor, Kristin, ‘Mixed Use, Manhattan. Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present’, Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia (exh. cat.)
Desai, Dipti, Hamlin, Jessica, Mattson, Rachel, ‘History as Art, Art as History. Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education’, New York: Routledge
Drutt, Matthew, ‘DreamWorks’, San Antonio: Artpace San Antonio (exh. cat.)
Finley, Cherly, Golden, Thelma + [et al.], ‘Harlem. A Century in Images’, New York: Skira Rizzoli International
Gwinn, Elizabeth, Haynes, Lauren + [et al.], ‘Re:collection. Selected Works from the Studio Museum in Harlem’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem
Katz, Jonathan D., Ward, David C., ‘Hide/Seek. Difference and Desire in American Portraiture’, Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution (exh. cat.)
McDaniel, Craig, Robertson, Jean, ‘Themes of Contemporary Art. Visual Art after 1980’, New York: Oxford University Press
Middleman, Rachel + [et al.], ‘In Critical Encounters with Texts’, Boston: Pearson Learning Solutions
Scott, Darieck, ‘Extravagant Abjection. Blackness, Power and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination’, New York: New York University Press.
2009
Azhderian, Nathan, Rush, George, ‘Infinitesimal Eternity—Images Made in the Face of Spectacle’, New Haven: Yale University Press (exh. cat.)
Beckwith, Naomi, ‘30 Seconds Off an Inch’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem (exh. cat.)
Campos, Alexander, Kennedy Jr., Amos Paul, ‘Racism. An American Family Value’, New York: The Center for Book Arts (exh. cat.)
Evans, David, ‘Appropriation’ London/Cambridge: Whitechapel Gallery/The MIT Press
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., Brooks Higginbotham, Evelyn (eds.), ‘African American National Biography’ New York: Oxford University Press
McEvilley, Thomas, Salley, Rael, ‘Across the Divide. Reconsidering The Other’, Springfield: Illinois State Museum Society (exh. cat.)
Rattemeyer, Christian, ‘Compass in Hand. Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection’, New York: Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Ribas, João, ‘FAX’, New York: The Drawing Center/Independent Curators International (exh. cat.)
Roselione–Valadez, Juan (ed.), ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal. Rubell Family Collection’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection (exh. cat.)
2008
Cartwright, Derrick R + [et al.], ‘560 Broadway. A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991–2006’, New Haven: Yale University Press (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, ‘Archive Fever. Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art’, New York/Göttingen: International Center for Photography/Steidl (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, ‘The 7th Gwangju Biennale’, Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation (exh. cat.)
Hoffman, Jens, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, San Francisco: California College of the Arts (exh. cat.)
Kushner, Marilyn, ‘The Future Must Be Sweet. Lower East Side Printshop Celebrates 40 Years’, New York: Lower East Side Print Shop (exh. cat.)
Powell, Richard J, ‘Cutting a Figure. Fashioning Black Portraiture’, Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Rattemeyer, Christian, ‘Lines, Grids, Stains, Words. Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Weinberg, Adam, ‘Independent Study Program. 40 Years’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
2007
Davidson, Susan, ‘Art in America. 300 Years of Innovation’ London/New York/Chicago: Merrell/Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum/Terra Foundation for American Art (exh. cat.)
English, Darby, ‘How to See A Work of Art in Total Darkness’, Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dallas Museum of Art, ‘Fast Forward. Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art’, Dallas/New Haven/London: Dallas Museum of Art/Yale University Press (exh. cat.)
Pasternak, Anne, Brenson, Michael, Peltason, Ruth A, ‘Creative Time. The Book: 33 Years of Public Art in New York’, New York: Princeton Architectural Press
Phillips de Pury & Company, ‘New Museum Benefit Auction’, New York: Phillips de Pury & Company
Roberts, Rebecca, ‘MoMA. Highlights Since 1980’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art
2006
Bill Hodges Gallery, ‘African American Artists—IV’, New York: Bill Hodges Gallery (exh. cat.)
Cooke, Lynne, ‘Jurassic Technologies Revenant’, Sydney: The Biennial (exh. cat.)
Ellipse Foundation, ‘Contemporary Art Collection’ Canéjan: Ellipse Foundation Contemporary
Painter, Nell Irvin, ‘Meanings 1619 to the Present’, New York: Oxford University Press
Pedrosa, Adriano, ‘romance [a novel]’, Lisbon: Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (exh. cat.)
Saltzman, Lisa, ‘Making Memory Matter. Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art’, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press
Sims, Lowery Stokes, Hulser, Kathleen, Copeland, Cynthia R., ‘Legacies. Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery’, New York: New York Historical Society (exh. cat.)
Smalls, James, ‘The Homoerotic Photography of Carl Van Vechten. Public Face, Private Thoughts’, Philadelphia: Temple University Press
Tawadros, Gilane, ‘Brighton Photo Biennial’, Brighton: Photoworks/Brighton Photo Biennial (exh. cat.)
2005
Altshuler, Bruce, ‘Collecting the New. Museums and Contemporary Art’, Princeton: Princeton University Press
Baume, Nicholas (ed.), ‘Getting Emotional’, Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art (exh. cat.)
Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Collection Remixed’, Bronx: Bronx Museum of the Arts (exh. cat.)
Hentschel, Barbara, Schmidt, Hans–Werner, ‘Motor Blues. die Schenkung AutoWerke von BMW Financial Services an das Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig’ Bielefeld: Kerber (exh. cat.)
Kantor, Jordan, ‘Drawing from the Modern, 1975–2005’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Oliver, Valerie Cassel, ‘Double Consciousness. Black Conceptual Art since 1970’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum (exh. cat.)
Richer, Francesca, Rosenzweig, Matthew (eds.), ‘No. 1. First Works by 362 Artists’, New York: D.A.P.
Rugoff, Ralph, ‘A Brief History of Invisible Art’, San Francisco: California College of the Arts (exh. cat.)
Trierenberg, Christian, ‘Trieremnergart’, Kunst im Werk’, Traun: Trierenberg Holding AG
2004
Apel, Dora, ‘Imagery of Lynching. Black Men, White Women, and the Mob’, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press
Bois, Yve–Alain + [et al.], ‘Art Since 1900’, London: Thames & Hudson
Bonami, Francesco, ‘Love/Hate. From Magritte to Cattelan’, Passariano: Villa Manin (exh. cat.)
Dennison, Lisa, Spector, Nancy, ‘Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated). Art from 1951 to the Present’, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (exh. cat.)
Foster, Carter E., Grove, Jeffrey D., ‘Drawing Modern. Works from the Agnes Gund Collection’, Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Hill, Shannen, ‘Robert Colescott & Glenn Ligon from the Logan Collection’, Denver: University of Denver, School of Art and Art History (exh. cat.)
Kotik, Charlotta, Mosaka, Tumelo, ‘Open House. Working in Brooklyn’, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Nash, Mark, ‘Experiments with Truth’, Philadelphia: The Fabric Workshop and Museum (exh. cat.)
Petry, Michael, ‘Hidden Histories. 20th Century Male Same Sex Lovers in the Visual Arts’, London: Artmedia (exh. cat.)
Varnedoe, Kirk, Antonelli, Paola, Siegal, Joshua, ‘Modern Contemporary. Art since 1980 at MOMA’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art
Wallace, Michelle, ‘Dark Designs and Visual Culture’, Durham: Duke University Press
2003
Ceruti, Mary, Freedman, Matt, Najafi, Sina, ‘The Paper Sculpture Book. A Complete Exhibition in a Book with 29 Buildable Sculptures’, New York: Cabinet/Independent Curators International/SculptureCenter (exh. cat.)
Dennison, Lisa, Spector, Nancy, Young, Joan, ‘Moving Pictures. Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections’, New York/London: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum/Thames & Hudson (exh. cat.)
Fairbrother, Trevor (ed.), ‘Family Ties’, Salem: Peabody Essex Museum/Marquand Books (exh. cat.)
Ferris, Alison, ‘The Disembodied Spirit’, Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Fusco, Coco, Wallis, Brian (eds.), ‘Only Skin Deep. Changing Visions of the American Self’, New York: International Center of Photography/Harry N. Abrams
Grynsztejn, Madeleine, ‘Supernova. Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco/New York: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/D.A.P.
Pace, Linda, ‘Dreaming Red. Creating ArtPace’, San Antonio: ArtPace
Ross, Lauren, ‘Fast Forward. 20 Years of White Rooms’, New York: White Columns, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Tannenbaum, Judith + [et al.], ‘On the Wall. Contemporary Wallpaper’, Providence/Philadelphia: RISD Museum of Art/The Fabric Workshop and Museum (exh. cat.)
2002
Chassman, Gary, ‘In the Spirit of Martin. The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’, Atlanta: Tinwood Books (exh. cat.)
Fineberg, Jonathan, Helfenstein, Josef (eds.), ‘Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection’, Champaign: Krannert Art Museum (exh. cat.)
Herkenhoff, Paulo, ‘Tempo’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Meyer, Richard, ‘Outlaw Representation. Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth Century American Art’, Boston: Beacon Press
Miller, Dana, Prather, Marla, ‘New York Renaissance. Masterworks from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York/Milan: Whitney Museum of American Art/Electa (exh. cat.)
Powell, Richard J., ‘Black Art. A Cultural History’, London: Thames & Hudson
Smith, Elizabeth, ‘Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection’, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art (exh. cat.)
Stroud, Marion Boulton, ‘New Material as New Media’, Philadelphia/Cambridge: The Fabric Workshop and Museum/MIT Press
2001
Anderson, Maxwell Lincoln, ‘American Visionaries. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Kushner, Marilyn, ‘Digital. Printmaking Now’, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Morsiani, Paola, ‘Subject Plural. Crowds in Contemporary Art’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum (exh. cat.)
Muhammad, Erika Dalya, ‘Race in Digital Space’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem (exh. cat.)
Siegel, Katy, ‘Everybody Now. The Crowd in Contemporary Art’, New York: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College (exh. cat.)
2000
Connor, Kimberly Rae, ‘Imaging Grace. Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition’, Urbana: University of Illinois Press
Hiller, Susan, ‘Dream Machines’, London: National Touring Exhibitions (exh. cat.)
Gwangju Biennale Foundation, ‘Man + Space. Gwangju Biennale 2000’, Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation (exh. cat.)
Temkin, Ann, Rosenberg, Susan, Taylor, Michael, ‘Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘20 Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program. Good Business is the Best Art’, New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts (exh. cat.)
1999
Broadhead, Caroline, Cooke, Lynne, ‘Life Cycles’, Leipzig: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (exh. cat.)
Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo, ‘Negotiating Small Truths’, Austin: The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art/University of Texas at Austin (exh. cat.)
English, Darby, ‘Question Marks and Futures Already Alive. Glenn Ligon and Kara Walker, Together for the First Time’, New York: Brent Sikkema Gallery (exh. cat.)
Friis–Hansen, Dana, ‘Other Narratives’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum (exh. cat.)
Negroponte, George, Shepherd, Roger, ‘Drawing in the Present Tense’, New York: Parsons School of Design (exh. cat.)
Phillips, Lisa, ‘The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950–2000’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/W. W. Norton
Rinder, Lawrence, ‘Spaced Out. Late 1990s Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection’, San Francisco: California College of the Arts (exh. cat.)
1998
Bright, Deborah + [et al.], ‘The Passionate Camera. Photography and Bodies of Desire’, New York: Routledge
Fischer, Rob, Larson, Chris, Cypis, Dorit, ‘Sculpture on Site’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center (exh. cat.)
Garrels, Gary, ‘A Portrait of Our Times. An Introduction to the Logan Collection’, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Godfrey, Tony, ‘Conceptual Art’, London: Phaidon
Hinson, Tom, Jirousek, Carolyn S., ‘Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art’, Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art (exh. cat.)
Perée, Rob, ‘Postcards from Black America’, Amsterdam: Con Rumore
1997
Brouwn, Stanley, ‘Un bel été’, Luxembourg: Casino Luxembourg (exh. cat.)
Celant, Germano (ed.), ‘Future, Present, Past. XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte’, Venice/Milan: La Biennale di Venezia/Electa (exh. cat.)
Decter, Joshua, ‘a/drift’, Annandale–on–Hudson: Bard College (exh. cat.)
Dreishpoon, Douglas, Cappellazzo, Amy,‘Thirty–Third Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper’, Greensboro: The University of North Carolina (exh. cat.)
Drucker, Johanna, Gass, William H., ‘The Dual Muse. The Writer As Artist, The Artist As Writer’, St. Louis: Washington University Gallery of Art/International Writers Center/Washington University; Philadelphia: John Benjamins (exh. cat.)
Han, Ju Hui Judy, ‘Kimchi Xtravaganza!’, Los Angeles: Korean American Museum (exh. cat.)
Marcoci, Roxana, Murphy, Diana, Sinaiko, Eve, ‘New Art’, New York: Harry N. Abrams
Powell, Richard J, ‘Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century’, London: Thames & Hudson
Riggs, Thomas (ed.), ‘St. James Guide to Black Artists’, Detroit: St. James
Sobel, Dean, ‘Identity Crisis. Self–Portraiture at the End of the Century’, Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum (exh. cat.)
Stecopoulos, Harry, Uebel, Michael, (eds.), ‘Race and the Subject of Masculinities’, Durham: Duke University Press
Weibel, Peter, ‘Inklusion. Exklusion, Versuch einer neuen Kartografie der Kunst im Zeitalter von Postkolonialismus und globaler Migration’, Cologne: DuMont Buchverlag (exh. cat.)
1996
Decter, Joshua, ‘Screen’, New York: Friedrich Petzel Gallery (exh. cat.)
Horne, Peter, Lewis, Reina, (eds.) ‘Outlooks. Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Culture’, London: Routledge
Ross, David A., Tsai, Eugenie, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Snyder, Jill, ‘In The Flesh’, Ridgefield: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Spahr, P. Andrew, ‘Community of Creativity. A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists’, Manchester: Currier Gallery of Art (exh. cat.)
Warner, Marina, ‘The Inner Eye. Art Beyond the Visible’, London: National Touring Exhibitions (exh. cat.)
Weiermair, Peter, ‘Prospect: Photography in Contemporary Art’, Frankfurt: Edition Stemmle
Wye, Deborah, ‘Thinking Print. Books to Billboards 1980–1995’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art
1995
Herkenhoff, Paulo, ‘XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba’, Curitiba: Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Preifeitura da Cidade
Farr, Ragnar (ed.), ‘Mirage. Enigmas of Race, Difference, and Desire’, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts
Lord, Catherine, ‘Pervert’, Irvine: The Art Gallery, University of California (exh. cat.)
Painter, Nell Irvin, ‘Creating Black Americans. African American History and Its Meanings 1619 to the Present’, New York: Oxford University Press
Perchuk, Andrew, Posner, Helaine, ‘The Masculine Masquerade. Masculinity and Representation’, Cambridge: MIT List Visual Arts Center/MIT Press (exh. cat.)
Sobel, Dean, ‘25 Americans. Painting in the 90s’, Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum (exh. cat.)
1994
Walker Art Center, ‘Duchamp’s Leg’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center (exh. cat.)
Decter, Joshua, ‘Don't Look Now’, New York: Thread Waxing Space (exh. cat.)
Golden, Thelma, ‘Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
Jay, Ricky, Castleberry, May, ‘The Magic Magic Book’, New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
Lucie–Smith, Edward, ‘Race, Sex, and Gender in Contemporary Art’, New York: Harry N. Abrams
Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia’, New York: Independent Curators Incorporated (exh. cat.)
Baerwaldt, Wayne (ed.), ‘Dark O’Clock’, Winnipeg: Plug–In Editions
1993
Cheim, John, Diego Cortez, Gimenez, Carmen, Kertess, Klaus, ‘Drawing the Line against AIDS’, New York: Rizzoli
Philbrick, Jane, ‘The Return of the Cadavre Exquis’, New York: The Drawing Center (exh. cat.)
Solomon–Godeau, Abigail, Lewallen, Constance D., ‘Mistaken Identities’, Santa Barbara: University of California.
Sussman, Elisabeth, ‘1993 Biennial Exhibition’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/Harry N. Abrams (exh. cat.)
1992
Colpitt, Frances, Plous, Phyllis, ‘Knowledge. Aspects of Conceptual Art’, Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, University of California (exh. cat.)
Cooke, Lynne, Curiger, Bice, Hilty, Greg, ‘Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art’, London/New York: The South Bank Centre/Parkett (exh. cat.)
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Doubletake: kollektives Gedächtnis & heutige’, Kunst: Kunsthalle Wien (exh. cat.)
Krane, Susan, ‘Equal Rights and Justice’, Atlanta: High Museum of Art/National Black Arts Festival
Rose, Bernice, ‘Allegories of Modernism. Contemporary Drawings’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art (exh. cat.)
Wallace, Michelle, Dent, Gina (eds.), ‘Black Popular Culture. A Project by Michele Wallace’, Seattle: Bay
Weld, Alison, Serikawa, Sadao, ‘Dream Singers, Story Tellers. An African–American Presence’, Trenton: New Jersey State Museum (exh. cat.)
1991
Armstrong, Richard, Hanhardt, John G., Marshall, Richard, Phillips, Lisa, ‘1991 Biennial Exhibition’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (exh. cat.)
Jones, Kellie, Sokolowski, Tom, Maharaj, Sarat, ‘Interrogating Identity’ New York: Grey Art Gallery/Study Center, New York University
Kwon, Miwon, ‘Positions of Authority. Leone & Macdonald, Glenn Ligon, Judith Weinperson’, New York: Art in General (exh. cat.)
Storr, Robert, ‘Crosscurrents. New Art from MoMA’, Tokyo: Foundation Arc–en–Ciel (exh. cat.)
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Artist’s Books & Writings

2020
Ligon, Glenn, 'Aftershock: Glenn Ligon', on: artforum.com, 4 November 2020, ill.
2018
Bordowitz, Gregg, Ligon, Glenn, ‘Around 1962’, in: One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art
Elkayal, Heba, ‘One–on–ones with the word artists: Glenn Ligon’, in: Canvas Magazine, vol. 14, no. 5, Sept–October 2018, pp. 108–9
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Neon Sign, None Sing’, in: Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, New York: Museum of Modern Art, pp. 162–66
____, ‘Pay It No Mind’, in: Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, pp. 78–81
____, ‘Roots/Routes’, in: Jason Moran, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, pp. 113–128
Sollins, Susan, ‘Using Text’, in: An Artist: Artist Interviews with Art21, New York: Art21, pp. 153–58
____, ‘Warhol’s Shadows’, in: Artists on Andy Warhol, New York: Dia Art Foundation, pp. 54–89
2017
Ayers, Robert, ‘A conversation with Glenn Ligon’, on: www.ocula.com, London, 27 July 2017
Bickers, Patricia, ‘A Body of Work’, in: Talking Art 2: Art Monthly Interviews with artists since 2007, London: Ridinghouse, pp. 126–136
Brackens, Diedrick (ed.), [interview], in: Queer Threads, New York: AMMO Books, pp. 158–59
____, [interview], in: Auburn Avenue, Spring/Summer 2017
Green, Tyler, ‘No. 299: Glenn Ligon, Florine Stettheimer’, in: Modern Art Notes Podcast, 27 July 2017
Luckett, Kilolo, ‘Painting St. Louis Black and Blue’, in: CityLab, St. Louis, 19 July 2017
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘Show Us Your Wall: For Glenn Ligon, Home Is Where History and Friends Are Inspirations’, in: New York Times, 27 January 2017, pp. C20
____, ‘Summer Reading’, in: Artforum, vol. 55, no. 10, Summer 2017, p. 83
‘Two Atlases’, in: Bretxa Erretatuak Atlas Subjetivo, vol. 3, 2010–2017, Donostia, San Sebastian: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia/Departamento de Cultura, Turismo, Juventud y Deportes, pp. 339–40
____, ‘Questionnaire’, on: www.frieze.com, 20 July 2017
2016
____, ‘Beauford Delaney’, in: Pen to paper: Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, pp. 54–55
Olowo, Duro, ‘Duro Olowo in Conversation with Glenn Ligon’, in: Making and Unmaking, London: Camden Arts Centre and Ridinghouse, pp. 7–16
Lax, Thomas J., Ligon, Glenn, ‘You Without Me, Me Without You’, in: James 'Son Ford' Thomas: The Devil and His Blues, New York: Karma, pp. 121–143
Ligon, Glenn, ‘On the Ground’, in: Julie Mehretu: Grey Paintings, New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, pp. 79–85
Golden, Thelma, ‘Thelma Golden in conversation with Glenn Ligon’, in: Four Generations The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co, pp. 162–69
2015
____, ‘A People on the Cover’, London: Ridinghouse
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Artists’ Artists’, in: Frieze Masters, vol. 4, 2015, p. 101
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Glenn Ligon: Top Ten Books’, in: One Grand Books, 24 November 2015
Grant, Simon, ‘Inside My Head’, in: Tate Etc, no. 34, London, Summer 2015, pp. 88–9
Blackstone Gallery, ‘Hanneline Røgeberg: Modern Subjects’, in: Hanneline Røgeberg Off the Bone, New York: Blackstone Gallery
Ligon, Glenn, Andrews, Stephen, ‘In conversation: Glenn Ligon and Stephen Andrews’, in: Stephen Andrews: POV, Toronto, Ontario: Art Gallery of Ontario, pp. 78–110
Esker Foundation, ‘Interview with Wayne Baerwaldt, Quyen Hoang, and Glenn Ligon’, in: Wonder and Resonance: Fiction/Non–fiction, Calgary: Esker Foundation, pp. 61–78
Ligon, Glenn, [interview], Immediations, vol. 3, no. 4, December 2015, pp. 89–94
Ligon, Glenn, ‘The Rest is Silence: Glenn Ligon on Agnes Martin’, in: Artforum, vol. 53, no. 10, Summer 2015, p. 278
Ligon, Glenn, ‘My Bookshelf, Myself’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 28 August 2015
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Notes on a Performance by Kellie Jones’, in: On Value, New York: Triple Canopy
Serpentine Gallery, ‘On the Hour, On the Times’, in: Lynette Yiadom–Boakye: Verses After Dusk, London: Serpentine Gallery/Koenig Books Ltd, pp. 104–111
2014
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Blue Black’, in: Chris Ofili: Night and Day, New York: Skira Rizzoli, pp. 79–95
___, ‘When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South (Studio Museum)’, in: Artforum, vol. 53, no. 4, December 2014, p. 126
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Where the Feeling and Everything Is’, in: Zoe Leonard: Available Light, New York/London: Dancing Fox Press/Ridinghouse
2013
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Sound and Vision’, in: Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972, Brooklyn: PictureBox
Maerkle, Andrew, ‘Interview: Glenn Ligon: Ecriture/Erasure/Ecstasis’, in: ARTiT, December 2013
___, ‘Thomas Is a Trip’, in: Artforum, vol. 52, no. 3, November 2013, pp. 228–232
2012
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, in: This Long Century, no. 165
___, ‘The Wire and the Blues’, in: Blues for Smoke, Munich/London/New York: Del Monico Books/Prestel
2011
___, ‘Glenn Ligon and Adam Pendleton, Site of Engagement’, in: Flash Art, vol. 44, no. 279, Rome, July–September 2011, pp. 84–88
Scott Rothkopf (ed.), Glenn Ligon, ‘Yourself in the World: Selected Writings and Interviews’, New Haven: Yale University Press
2010
Drogin, David, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Museo, no. 14, April 2010
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Kelley Walker’s Negro Problem’, in: Parkett, no. 87, 2010, pp. 18–27
Copeland, Huey, ‘Post/Black/Atlantic: A Conversation with Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon’, in: Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, Liverpool/London: Tate Liverpool/TATE
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Remember the Revolution?’, in: Traveling the Spaceways: Sun–Ra, the Astro Black and Other Solar Myths, Chicago: WhiteWalls
2009
___, ‘Lisa Sigal’, in: Art Review, no. 30, March 2009
Moran, Jason, ‘Glenn Ligon’, July 2009, 82–85
Thompson, Christy, ‘Check–in: Glenn Ligon’, in: Switch 1.1, Winter 2008–09, pp. 40–41
Ligon, Glenn, ‘To Miss New Orleans’, in: Artforum, vol. 47, no. 5, January 2009, pp. 168–71
2008
Bickers, Patricia, ‘A body of work: Glenn Ligon’, in: Art Monthly, vol. 317, June 2008, pp. 1–6
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Housing in New York: A Brief History, 1960–2007’, in: Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and The City, New York: The New York Public Library
Salon 94, [interview], in: Lorna Simpson: Ink, New York: Salon 94, pp. 63–71
___, ‘Report: Walking in Memphis’, in: Modern Painters, vol. 20, no. 8, October 2008, pp. 46–48
___, ‘Untitled’, in: 30 Americans, Miami: Rubell Collection.
2007
___, ‘Books, Best of 2007’, in: Artforum, December 2007, p. 111
Koestenbaum, Wayne, ‘Hotel Blues: Conversations between Wayne Koestenbaum and Glenn Ligon’, in: Modern Painters, vol. 20, no. 8, May 2007, pp. 72–79, 110
Ligon, Glenn ‘My Felix’, in: Artforum, vol. 45, no. 10, Summer 2007, pp. 125–28
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Wardell Milan II: A Child of Babel’, in: Midnight’s Daydream: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan II, Demetrius Oliver, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, pp. 7–9
2006
Anastas, Rhea, Bordowitz, Gregg, Ligon, Glenn + [et al.], ‘The Artist is a Currency’, in: Grey Room, no. 24, Summer 2006, pp.110–25
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Curator’s Statement’, in: Karen Azoulay, New York: Cue Art Foundation, p. 3
Golden, Thelma, ‘With Our Faces to the Rising Sun’, in: What Makes A Great Exhibition, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, pp. 62–75
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Greatest Hits [1954–1986]’, in: Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn and Chicago’s Afro–Futurist Underground 1954–68, Chicago: WhiteWalls, pp. 11–16
Middleman, Rachel, ‘History With A Small ‘h’: A Conversation with Glenn Ligon’, in: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 12, no. 3, 2006), pp. 465–74
2005
Andrews, Stephen, ‘Glenn Ligon: In Conversation’, in: Glenn Ligon: Some Changes, Toronto: The Power Plant, pp. 171–85
___, ‘Artists Abroad: Camille Norment & Glenn Ligon in Oslo, Norway’, in: Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Fall–Winter 2005–06, p. 54
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Openings: Dave McKenzie’, in: Artforum, vol. 44, no. 1, September 2005, pp. 290–91
Phillip, Lyndon, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: C Magazine, no. 187, Fall 2005, pp. 12–14
2004
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Black Light: David Hammons and the Poetics of Emptiness’, in: Artforum, vol. 43, no. 1, September 2004, pp. 242–49
___, ‘Generosity: A Conversation with Byron Kim, Janine Antoni, and Glenn Ligon’, in: Threshold: Byron Kim 1990–2004, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, pp. 49–58
Littman, Brett, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon’, in: Glenn Ligon: Circa 1971, ’72 or ’73, New York: Dieu Donné Papermill
2001
Firstenberg, Lauri, ‘Neo–Archival and Textual Strategies: An Interview with Glenn Ligon’, in: Art Journal, vol. 60, no. 1, Spring 2001, pp. 42–47
Ilesanmi, Olukemi, Rothfuss, Joan, ‘A Conversation with Glenn Ligon’, in: Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, pp. 31–2
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Improbable Duets’, in: Speaker Hole, Factory Girl, the Polar Soul, Houston: Inman Gallery, pp. 20–21
Ligon, Glenn, Golden, Thelma, Als, Hilton, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon, Thelma Golden, and Hilton Als’, in: Glenn Ligon: Stranger, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem
2000
Ligon, Glenn, Golden, Thelma, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden’, in: Glenn Ligon and Gary Simmons, Philadelphia: Fabric Workshop, pp. 4–9
Lahs–Gonzales, Olivia, Ligon, Glenn, ‘Lahs–Gonzales, Olivia. An Interview with Glenn Ligon’, in: Currents 81: Glenn Ligon, St. Louis: St. Louis Art Museum, n.p.
1998
Kim, Byron, ‘An Interview with Glenn Ligon’, in: Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming, Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, pp. 51–55
1997
Germano Celant, ed., ‘Artist Page’ in: Future, Present, Past: XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, p. 348
Ligon, Glenn, Golden, Thelma, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden’, in: Glenn Ligon: Runaways, Gainesville, FL: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville
1996
Perchuk, Andrew, Posner, Helaine (eds.), ‘A Feast of Scraps’, in: The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation, Cambridge, MA: MIT List Visual Arts Center / MIT Press, pp. 89–99
Ligon, Glenn, Garrels, Gary, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon and Gary Garrels’, in: Glenn Ligon: New Work, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, n.p.
Chandler, David, (ed.), ‘Skin Tight’, in: Boxer: an anthology of writings on boxing and visual culture, London: Institute of International Visual Arts, pp. 58–69
___, ‘Red Portfolio’, in: Prospect –Photography in Contemporary Art, Frankfurt: Edition Stemmle, p. 212
1995
De Brugerolle, Marie, ‘Get the Picture?’ in: Documents sur l'art contemporaine, no. 7, 1995, pp. 28–9
1994
___, ‘Artist Page’, in: Whitewalls, vol. 35, Fall–Winter 1994, pp. 22–3
1993
Rosenzweig, Phyllis, ‘Interview with Glenn Ligon’, in: Glenn Ligon: To Disembark, Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, n.p.
1992
Miller–Keller, Andrea, ‘Interview with MATRIX 120 Artist Glenn Ligon’, in: The Wadsworth Atheneum Bulletin, Autumn 1992, p. 6
1991
Ligon, Glenn, ‘Insert: Glenn Ligon’, in: Portfolio, in: Parkett, vol. 30, 1991, pp. 139–153
___, ‘Profiles’, in: Third Text, vol. 5, no. 14, Spring 1991, pp. 53–61
___, ‘Regarding racism: Why I stopped Answering Questions (and started talking a lot more)’, in: The Wesleyan Argus, February 16, 1981
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Selected Press

2022
Laymon, Kiese, 'The Burden of Bearing Witness', on: harpersbazaar.com, 7 April 2022, ill.
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, 'The Andy Warhol Diaries on Netflix reveals his enduring impact on contemporary art', on: wallpaper.com, 22 March 2022, ill.
Laymon, Kiese, 'The Burden of Bearing Witness' [Voices series], in: Harper's Bazaar, New York, April 2022, pp. 66-67, ill.
2021
Tully, Judd, 'Inside Glenn Ligon's Groundbreaking Solo Show at Hauser & Wirth', on: avenuemagazine.com, 2 November 2021, ill.
Rubenstein, Raphael, 'Glenn Ligon with Raphael Rubinstein', in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, November 2021, cover, ill.
O'Grady, Megan, 'Glenn Ligon' [in The New York Times Style Magazine 'The Greats' issue], on: nytimes.com, 14 October 2021, ill.
Greenhill, Jennifer A., 'Scrawly Comedy / Krakelkomik', in: Texte Zur Kunst, vol. 31, no. 121, March 2021, pp. 30-47, ill.
Brown, Jeffrey, Jackson, Lena I., ‘In ‘Grief and Grievance,’ Black artists explore aspects of loss in contemporary life’, 17 March 2021, ill.
Mahon, Fiona, ‘Blues, trauma and mourning: how artists have confronted racial injustice’, on: wallpaper.com, 5 March 2021, ill.
Schjeldahl, Peter, ‘Sorrows of Black America’, in: The New Yorker, March 2021, ill.
Tillet, Salamishah, ‘How the Studio Museum in Harlem Transformed the Art World Forever’, in: Harper’s Bazaar, March 2021, ill.
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Heartbreak and Resurrection in ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum’, on: vulture.com, New York, 25 February 2021, ill.
Florian, Federico, ‘In America il lutto è nero’, in: Il Giornale dell'Arte, Torino, No. 414, February 2021
___, 'Glenn Ligon on "Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America"', on: hauserwirth.com/ursula, 20 February 2021, ill.
Cotter, Holland, ‘Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice’, in: The New York Times, 18 February 2021, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, ‘A searing, all-star art show explores Black grief from the civil rights era to now’, in: The Washington Post, 17 February 2021
Dafoe, Taylor, 'Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, and Five Other Artists Will Create New Works About the Future of Monuments for Prospect New Orleans', on: news.artnet.com, 9 February 2021
2020
___, 'Power 100', on: artreview.com, 4 December 2020, ill.
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, 'Artists step up to the plate to aid homeless New Yorkers', on: wallpaper.com, 19 November 2020, ill.
Sporn, Stephanie, 'Feast Your Eyes on 50 Artist-Designed Plates Being Sold to Fight Homelessness', on: galeriemagazine.com, 16 November 2020, ill.
James, Marlon, 'The Jamaican-born novelist Marlon James on why becoming a U.S. citizen meant becoming himself', in: Departures Magazine, October 2020, pp. 98-101, ill.
Pauly, Alexandra, 'Yoshitomo Nara and Other Renowned Artists Design Exclusive Plates for Charity', on: hypebae.com, 27 October 2020
___, 'Artists Envision a New Kind of Political Poster', on: wmagazine.com, 22 October 2020, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, 'Some of America’s best Black artists are joining forces for a show about Black grief — conceived by a legendary curator who died last year', on: washingtonpost.com, 6 October 2020, ill.
Yerebakan, Osman Can, 'The art of perseverance. Queer Black artists have shaped the history of Pride in the US, says writer Osman Can Yerebakan', on: sohohouse.com, 3 July 2020, ill.
Perkins, William, 'The Exquisite Experience of a Color. Glenn Ligon', on: officemagazine.com, 17 June 2020, ill.
Gill, Kirsten Mairead, 'Artist Web Projects Spotlight: Glenn Ligon, Annotations, 2003', on: diaart.blog, 6 May 2020, ill.
Klingelfuss, Jessica, 'West Side Story', in: Wallpaper, May 2020, pp. 92-112, ill.
2019
___, ‘Glenn Ligon’s “Some Black Parisians” at Musée d’Orsay, Paris’, in: Artinfo, New York, 18 July 2019, ill.
De Brugerolle, Marie, ‘Post–performance Painting’, in: Mousse Magazine, vol. 66, Winter, p. 266–275
Taft, Catherine, ‘Glenn Ligon. Regen Projects’, in: Artforum, April 2019, p. 201, ill.
2018
Cole, Teju, ‘Resist, Refuse’, in: New York Times Magazine, New York, 8 September 2018
Cotter, Holland, ‘Where the Dream Is Always Alive’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 1 April 2018
Coxhead, Gabriel, ‘Famous Forever’ in: Art in America, November 2018, pp. 31–33
Harris, Gareth, ‘New Territory for Glenn Ligon with First Solo Show in Italy’, in: The Art Newspaper, London/New York City, 1 May 2018
Kraynak, Janet, ‘How to Hear What is Not Heard; Glenn Ligon, Steve Reich and the Audible Past’, in: Grey Room, Boston, vol. 70, Winter 2018, pp. 54–79
Segade, Manuel, ‘A Political Economy of Bodies That Vogue’ in: CURA 28, Fall 2018, pp.112–21
Steer, Emily, ‘Now Showing. Naples’ in: Elephant, vol. 35, Summer 2018, p. 26
Talwar, Savnet, ‘Identity Matters. Questioning Trauma and Violence through Art, Performance, and Social Practice’, in: In Art Therapy Social Justice: Radical Intersections, pp. 38–65
2017
Atallah, Lara, ‘Critics’ Picks. The intricacies of Love’ on: www.artfourm.com, 31 March 2017
Barry, Tim, ‘Social Medium. Artists Writing. 2000–2015’, on: www.brooklynrail.org, Brooklyn, June 2017
Bobier, Kim, ‘Exhibition Review: Blackness in Abstraction’, on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, 5 January 2017, pp. 29–28
Copeland, Huey, Thompson, Krista, ‘Afrotropes and Other Things on the Run. A Conversation with Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson’, in: October, vol.162, Fall 2017, pp. 3–18
Cotter, Holland, ‘Colors That Unite and Divide’, in: The New York Times, New York, 11 August 2017, pp. C13
Eler, Alicia, ‘The Queer Art that Helped Define Post–Blackness’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 1 March 2017 (ill.)
Erickson, Peter, ‘Transferring the Grace Note’, in: Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, vol. 41, November 2017, pp. 74–83
Furman, Anna, ‘How art is being used to explore America’s shameful legacy of lynching’, on: www.theguardian.com, London, 31 July 2017
Kennedy, Randy, ‘Show Us Your Wall. Calmer Living Through Minimalist Art’, on:www.nytimes.com, New York, 17 February 2017
Lebowitz, Rachel, ‘From Yayoi Kusama to Glenn Ligon, 7 Artists Using Light in Radical Ways’, on:www.artsy.com, 31 March 2017
Luckett, Kilolo, ‘Painting St. Louis Black and Blue’, in: CityLab, 19 July 2017 (ill.)
Michaels, Walter Benn, ‘Race, Class and Kelley Walker. a Tenth Disaster’, in: Flash Art, vol. 50, no. 312, January –February 2017, pp.18–23
Morano, Malcolm, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in: Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, vol. 147, Summer 2017, pp. 22–31
Rittenbach, Kari, ‘Behind Enemy Lines. Black Power & Taboo’ in: May, vol. 17, April 2017, pp. 142–155
Rodney, Seph, ‘Surviving and Memorializing the AIDS Crisis’, on:www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 9 September 2016
Rosenfeld, Jason, ‘Blue Black. Curated by Glenn Ligon’ in: The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, September 2017, p. 69
Rosenfeld, Jason, ‘Fast Forward: Painting From the 1980s’, on:www.brooklynrail.org, Brooklyn, 1 March 2017
Rosenzweig, Leah, ‘Divided States of America. Paste Interviews Art World Provocateur and Curator Alison Gingeras’, www.pastemagazine.com, 16 February 2017
Saltz, Jerry, ‘The One Piece Our Art Critic Can’t Stop Thinking About’ in: New York Magazine, New York, 6–19 February 2017, p. 123
Sheets, Hilarie M, ‘How Glenn Ligon Is Using Black and Blue to Begin a Dialogue’, in: New York Times, New York, June 2, 2017, pp. AR24, ill.
Simpson, Lorna, ‘The Artists’ Artists’ in: Artforum, vol. 56, no. 4, December 2017, p. 73
Smith, Roberta, ‘When Brash Met Flash’ in: New York Times, New York, 10 February 2017, pp. C19
Stapley–Brown, Victoria, ‘‘My America’. Whitney Museum of American art explores identity on inauguration day’, in: The Art Newspaper, 20 January 2017
Thorpe, Vanessa, ‘From pop art to the present: the dreams that shaped America’, on: www.theguardian.com, London, 4 March 2017, ill.
Totten, Gary, ‘Editor’s Introduction: Questions of Legibility’, in: MELUS: Multi–Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 42, no. 2, Summer 2017, pp. 1–5
Wendt, Selene, ‘The Stories That Need To Be Told. 56th Venice Biennale’, in: Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, vol. no. 40, May 2017, pp. 68–81
Williamson, Sophie J., ‘(MIS)TRANSLATION’, in: Art Monthly, vol. 406, May 2017, pp. 11–15
2016
Alipour, Yasaman, ‘Review I am a Lie and I am Gold’, on: www.brooklynrail.org, Brooklyn, 4 March 2016
Bailey, Jason, ‘Glenn Ligon Deconstructs Richard Pryor’s Stand–Up’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 4 April 2016
Battaglia, Andy, ‘Dark Matter at Pace Gallery’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 26 June 2016, ill.
Bankowsky, Jack, ‘Review of ‘Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age’, in: Artforum, vol. 54, no. 10, Summer 2016
Billyou, Mary, ‘Glenn Ligon ‘We Need to Wake Up Cause That’s What Time It Is’ at Luhring Augustine’, on: www.screenslate.com, New York, 28 January 2016, ill.
Burke, Harry, ‘Views: A Deeper Dive’, ‘Art Quarterly Kunstmagazin’, vol. 49, Autumn 2016, p. 191
Christian, Re’al, ‘Glenn Ligon Knows What Time It Is’, in: Art Versed, 28 March 2016, ill.
Cotter, Holland, ‘Refracting Race Through the Comic Lens of Richard Pryor’, in: The New York Times, New York, 21 January 2016, pp. C21
Dailey, Jan, ‘African–American artists paint it black in Hong Kong’, in: Financial Times, London, 25 March 2016
Davis, Christine, Lyall, Scott, ‘Techniques of Exsistence’, in: Public 51: Colour, Summer 2016
___, ‘Goings On About Town. Art’ in: The New Yorker, New York, 28 March 2016, p. 13
Golden, Thelma, ‘Before and After: Thelma Golden on ‘Black Male (1994–95)’’ in: Artforum, vol. 54, no. 10, Summer 2016, pp. 141–42, ill.
Gopnik, Blake, ‘At Luhring Augustine, Glenn Ligon Shows Us the Silent Comedy of Richard Pryor’, on: www.news.artnet.com, 26 January 2016, ill.
Harakawa, Maya, ‘In Conversation with Jocelyn Miller’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, March 2016
Saltz, Jerry, ‘It was the Most Reviled Show in the Museum History and the one that Changed the Course of Art’ in: New York Magazine, New York, 18 April–May 1 2016, pp. 42–51
___, ‘The Ten Best Art Shows of the Year’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 12–25 December 2016, pp. 128–9, ill.
Smith, Roberta, ‘The Best Art of 2016’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 7 December 2016
Steinhauer, Jillian, ‘Glenn Ligon and Claudia Rankine Talk Race at Art Basel Miami Beach’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 3 December 2016, ill.
Sussman, Elisabeth, ‘Mission Statements: Elisabeth Sussman on the 1993 Whitney Biennial’, in: Artforum, vol. 54, no. 10, Summer 2016, pp. 135–36.
Vartanian, Hrag, ‘Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 23 December 2016, ill.
Yerebakan, O. C., ‘New York: Glenn Ligon’, in: Art Observed, New York, 14 April 2016
2015
Beckwith, Naomi, ‘The Sharp, White Background’ in: Frieze, vol.168, January/February 2015, pp. 33–34
Campbell–Johnston, Rachel, ‘Chastising the American dream’ in: The Times, 10 April 2015, ill.
Carey–Kent, Paul, ‘Glenn Ligon’ in: Bordercrossings, vol. 34, no. 1, March 2015, 111–113, ill.
Cole, Lori, ‘Critics’ Picks: Speaking of People’, on: www.artforum.com, 15 January 2015
Cooke, Lynne, ‘Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions’, in: Artforum, vol. 54, no. 3, November 2015, pp. 294–295
Cotter, Holland, ‘At ‘Greater New York,’ Rising Art Stars Meet the Old School’, in: The New York Times, New York, 16 October 2015, pp. C23
Crow, Kelly, ‘Broad New World’, in: The Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York, no. 60, June 2015, pp. 64–83
Diehl, Travis, ‘Critics’ Picks: Live at Regen Projects’, on: www.artforum.com, October 2015
Droitcour, Brian, ‘Too Funny for Words’, in: Art in America, June/July 2015, pp.100–103
Edwards, Adrienne, ‘Oscar Murillo: Central Pavilion’, in: Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, New York, Summer/Fall 2015, p. 45
Farago, Jason, ‘He's Barack Obama's favourite artist. But is Britain ready for Glenn Ligon?’, on: www.theguardian.com, London, 2 April 2015, ill.
Gorman, Rachel, ‘Barack Obama–endorsed artist Glenn Ligon opens ‘personal museum’ at Nottingham Contemporary’, in: Nottingham Post, Nottingham, 2 April 2015
Halperin, Julia, ‘Whitney’s curators explore wide open spaces of new downtown home’, in: The Art Newspaper, vol. XXIV, no. 267, April 2015, pp. 17–18
Keith, Naima, ‘Glenn Ligon: Central Pavilion’, in: Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, New York, Summer/Fall 2015, p. 44, ill.
Knight, Christopher, ‘Glenn Ligon explores race in America’, on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 27 March 2015, ill.
Kuo, Michelle, ‘Global Entry’, in: Artforum, vol. 53, no. 9, May 2015, pp. 85–90
Lucas, Julian (ed.), ___, in: Possession: The Harvard Advocate, Boston, Winter 2015, pp. 44–45
Mizota, Sharon, ‘Review: Glenn Ligon takes apart a Richard Pryor performance’, on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 20 September 2015, ill.
Nelson, Solveig, ‘The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now’, in: Artforum, vol. 54, no. 3, November 2015, pp. 298–299
O’Toole, Sean, ‘Reviews: 56th Venice Biennale’, in: Frieze, vol. 172, June/July/August 2015, pp. 166–167
Sandhu, Sukhdev, ‘A People on the Cover, in: Icon, vol. 143, May 2015
Schultz, Charles, ‘ArtSeen: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, 5 February 2015
Sumpter, Helen, ‘Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions’, in: Art Review, vol. 67, no. 6, September 2015, p. 152
2014
Akel, Joseph, ‘Bloodflames Revisited’, on: www.frieze.com, September 2014
Baker, Lindsay, ‘Culture Calendar’, on: BBC Worldwide, 13 February 2014, ill.
Burke, Siobhan, ‘Reminders of the Protest Era Stirred Into a ‘Postmodern Gumbo’’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 28 September 2014
Burke, Siobhan, ‘Synergy and Dissonance, Amid the Weight of History’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 24 September 2014
Castjohn, Cheryl, ‘30 Americans Review: CAC Showcases Diverse Works from 30 Black Artists’, on: Nola Defender, New Orleans, 16 February 2014, ill.
Duguid, Hannah, ‘Glenn Ligon: When Barack Obama is your biggest fan’, on: www.independent.com, London, 12 March 2014, ill.
Dury, Dan, ‘Don’t Miss Glenn Ligon at Camden Arts Centre’, in: ARTNews, 13 October 2014
Haynes, Lauren, ‘EBONY/JET Inspires Harlem Studio Museum Art Exhibit’, on: www.ebony.com, 17 September 2014
___, ‘Exhibitions in Brief’, in: Art + Auction, May 2014
Finley, Cheryl, ‘Visual Legacies of Slavery and Emancipation’, in: Callaloo: Art & Culture in the African Diaspora, vol. 37, no. 4, 2014
George, Joseph, ‘Art: Creating Art with Line and Text’, in: The Scene, 26 February 2014
___, ‘Glenn Ligon. Come Out’, in: Aesthetica Blog, 10 February 2014
Halzack, Sarah, ‘Abraham.In.Motion’s choreography is ambitious, yes, but rightly so’, on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 9 November 2014
King, Daniella Rose, ‘Glenn Ligon: Call and Response’, in: Art Monthly, vol. 382, December–January 2014, pp. 26–27
Nairne, Eleanor, ‘Glenn Ligon. Thomas Dane Gallery’, in: Frieze, vol.163, May 2014
Neary, Janet, ‘Representational Static: Visual Slave Narratives of Contemporary Art’, in: MELUS: Multi–Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 39, no. 2, Summer 2014, pp.157–187
___, ‘New exhibit in Gettysburg examines African–American history and identity’, on: The Evening Sun, 21January 2014
Pobric, Pac, ‘Glenn Ligon –The Same, But Different’, in: The Art Newspaper, vol. XXIII, no. 260, September 2014, pp. 52–53, ill.
Sanghera, Sathnam, ‘The maverick who’s bringing the art of protest to the White House’, in: The Times of London, 29 November 2014
Smith, Roberta, ‘Creators Inspired by Ebony and Jet’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 8 November 2014
Spence, Rachel, ‘Glenn Ligon Interview’, on: www.ft.com, London, 17 October 2014, ill.
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Art Studio America. Glenn Ligon Makes Those Text Paintings in an Old Canning Factory’, on: www.culturetype.com, 28 February 2014, ill.
Viveros–Fauné, Christian, ‘The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014’, on: www.news.artnet.com, 29 December 2014
Woodward, Richard B, ‘Culture War Hold–out’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 12 March 2014
2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘A Time of Danger and Pain, Two Long Decades Ago’, on: www.nytimes.com, 14 February 2013
Gale, Nikita, ‘Q&A: Glenn Ligon explores sources, influences, racial politics of his text–based abstractions’, on: www.artsatl.org, Atlanta, 7 January 2013, ill.
Jones, Michelle, ‘Frist's ‘30 Americans’ is contemporary, provocative’ on: www.knoxnews.com, 21 December 2013
Simmons, William, ‘Glenn Ligon and Gertrude Stein: Beyond Words’, in: The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 2013, pp. 28–32, ill.
Wei, Lilly, ‘Glenn Ligon – Luhring Augustine’, in: ARTnews, vol. 112, no. 2, February 2013, p. 89
2012
Blackley, Andrew, ‘Notes on the Prelude’, in: Art in Print, vol. 2, no. 1, April 2012, p. 31
Cantrell, Scott, ‘Otherwise: Ligon retrospective probes stereotypes of race and sex’, in: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, 19 February 2012: pp. 1E, 5E
Kantor, Jordan, ‘The Painting Factory’, in: Artforum, vol. 50, no. 9, May 2012, p. 158
Sanders, Bob Ray, ‘Soft–spoken words, explosive images’, in: Star Telegram, 19 February 2012, pp. 11B
Robinson, Gaile, ‘At the halfway mark’, in: Star–Telegram, 11 February 2012, pp. 1E, 10E
Seyfarth, Ludwig, ‘Art and Language: From Concept to Activism’, in: Deutsche+Guggenheim Magazine, vol. Issue 18, Winter 2012, pp.18–22
Vogel, Carol, ‘National Gallery of Art Acquires Glenn Ligon Painting’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 16 November 2012, pp. C28, ill.
Winant, Carmen, ‘Critics’ Picks: Postscript. Writing After Conceptual Art’, on: www.artforum.com, November 2012
2011
___, ‘100 Artists to Watch’, in: Modern Painters, December 2011
Berwick, Carly, ‘Stranger in America’, in: Art in America, no. 5, May 2011, pp. 120–131
Copeland, Huey, ‘Glenn Ligon and Other Runaway Subjects’, in: Representations, vol. 113, no. 1, Winter 2011, pp. 73–110
Cotter, Holland, ‘Messages That Conduct an Electric Charge’, in: New York Times, New York, 11 March 2011, pp. C21, ill.
Knight, Christopher, ‘Art Review. ‘Glenn Ligon: America’ at LACMA’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 24 October 2011, ill.
Kunitz, Daniel, ‘Studio Check: Glenn Ligon’, in: Modern Painters, vol. 23, no. 1, February 2011, pp. 32–33
L’Official, Peter, ‘Words, Words, Words: On Glenn Ligon’, in: Los Angeles Review of Books, 1 November 2001
Maltz–Leca, Leora, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Frieze, vol. 140, June–August 2011
Meyer, James, ‘Glenn Ligon. Whitney Museum of Art, New York’, in: Artforum, vol. 49, no. 10, Summer 2011, pp. 392–393, ill.
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Signs of Life’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 14–21 March 2011
Schjeldahl, Peter, ‘Unhidden Identities: A Glenn Ligon retrospective’, in: The New Yorker, New York, 11 March 2011, pp. 76–77, ill.
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘The Writing on the Wall’, in: ARTnews, vol. 110, no. 4, April 2011, 86–91, ill.
Stokes, Emily, ‘Light and Dark’, on: www.ft.com, London, 4 March 2011
Vogel, Carol, ‘The Inside Story on Outsiderness’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 24 February 2011, ill.
Woolford, Donelle, ‘The Artists’ Artists: Glenn Ligon’, in: Artforum, vol. 51, no. 4, December 2011, p. 106
2010
Campagnola, Sonia, ‘Glenn Ligon. Regen Projects’, in: Flash Art, vol. 43, no. 271, March–April 2010, p. 117, ill.
Cumming, Laura, ‘Nice idea, shame it doesn’t hang together’, in: The Guardian, London, 2 July 2010
Derbyshire, Jonathan, ‘Continental Drifters’, on: www.newstatesman.com, 8 February 2010
Faires, Robert, ‘Depths of ‘Desire’, on: www.austinchronicle.com, Austin, 19 March 2010
Gopnik, Blake, ‘Race Issue a Two–edged Sword for Black Contemporary Artists’, in: Washington Post, Washington D.C., 24 January 2010
Harris, Jonathan, ‘Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic’, in: Art Monthly, vol. 334, March 2010, pp. 20–22
Lehrer–Graiwer, Sarah, ‘Glenn Ligon. Regen Projects’, in: Artforum, vol. 48, no. 7, March 2010, pp. 255–56, ill.
Mellema, Tatiana, ‘Glenn Ligon: Death of Tom and Untitled (Minnesota Massacre)’, in: C Magazine, no. 105, Spring 2010, pp. 40–41
Merjian, Ara H., ‘30 Seconds off and Inch’, in: Frieze, vol. 130, April 2010, ill.
Thorne, Sam, ‘Afro Modern’, in: Frieze, vol. 130, April 2010, pp. 112–13
2009
Coburn, Tyler, ‘Glenn Ligon: I Am . . . ’, in: Art Review, no. 29, January–February 2009, pp. 56–65
Drohojowska–Philp, Hunter, ‘Artist’s White House Vote’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 11 December 2009
Erickson, Peter, ‘Black Like Me: Reconfiguring Black Face in the Art of Glenn Ligon and Fred Wilson’, in: Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, no. 25, Winter 2009, pp. 30–47
Erickson, Peter, ‘Invisibility Speaks: Servants and Portraits in Early Modern Visual Culture’, in: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, Spring–Summer 2009, pp. 23–61
Foumberg, Jason, ‘Eye Exam: Splashes of Color (and Gender)’, on: www.art.newcity.com, New York, 2 March 2009
Garcia, Carnelia, ‘A Sea of Ink’, in: Art+Auction, vol. 33, no. 4, December 2009, p. 32
Knight, Christopher, ‘Rage Concealed Yet in Plain View’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 25 December 2009
Smith, Roberta, ‘A Beating Heart of Social Import’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 11 December 2009
Vogel, Carol, ‘A Bold and Modern White House’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 7 October 2009
2008
Bedford, Christopher, ‘Glenn Ligon: Regen Projects II’, in: Artforum, vol. 46, no. 5, January 2008, pp. 288–89
Cieply, Michael, Barnes, Brooks, ‘Art Fair as Outlet Mall at Art Basel Miami Beach’, in: New York Times, New York, 6 December 2008
Copeland, Huey, ‘The Blackness of Blackness’, in: Artforum, vol. 47, no. 2, October 2008, pp. 151–54, ill.
Damiani, Didier, ‘Wim Delvoye: Casino Luxembourg; Glenn Ligon: MUDAM’, in: Art Press, vol. 341, January 2008, pp. 77–78
Goddard, Peter, ‘Film’s Future Gets the Silent Treatment’, on: www.thestar.com, 13 September 2008
Nelson, Steven. ‘Darby English: How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness’, in: Art Bulletin, vol. 90, no. 3, September 2008, pp. 496–500
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Fever Dreams: A Show about Archives Gets Brilliantly Lost in the Vaults’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 3 March 2008, p. 70
Villeneuve, Phil, ‘Glenn Ligon’s Death of Tom: The Living Ghosts of US History’, in: Daily Xtra, 11 September 2008
2007
Genocchio, Benjamin, ‘Glenn Ligon: Unauthorized’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 20 July 2007
Jentleson, Katherine, ‘Black Humor’, in: Art+Auction, vol. 31, no 2, October 2007, p. 60
Knight, Christopher, ‘Stencil Work a Nod to Richard Pryor’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 30 November 2007, ill.
Nichols, Matthew Guy, ‘Ligon’s Color Theory’, in: Art in America, vol. 95, no. 3, March 2007, pp. 154–59, 189
Wheadon, Nico, ‘Glenn Ligon: Give us a Poem’, in: Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, New York, Summer 2007, pp. 26–27
2006
Gehman, Geoff, ‘Irony, Satire Enlighten African–American Exhibit’, in: Morning Call, 16 February 2006
Kley, Elisabeth, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Art+Auction, vol. 28, no. 5, January 2006, pp. 40–42, 44
Meyer, Richard. ‘Light it up, or How Glenn Ligon Got Over’, Artforum, vol. 44, no. 9, May 2006, 240–47, ill.
Myers, Julian, ‘A Brief History of Invisible Art’, in: Frieze, vol. 97, March 2006, p. 157
Najafi, Sina, ‘Shadowplay: Four Artist Projects’, in: Cabinet, no. 24, Winter 2006, p. 89
Schwendener, Martha, ‘Review of Yes, Bruce Nauman’, in: Time Out New York, New York, 7–13 September 2006
Smith, Roberta, ‘Art Review: The Body Electric: Text and, Yes, Videotape’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 4 August 2006
Smith, Roberta, ‘Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 29 December 2006
Stocchi, Francesco, ‘Critics’ Picks: Glenn Ligon’, on: www.artforum.com, November 2006
2005
Demos, T. J., ‘Experiments with Truth’, in: Artforum, vol. 43, no. 6, February 2005, p. 167
Goddard, Peter, ‘More Thought Than Shock: Black History Looms Large for Glenn Ligon’, in: Toronto Star, Toronto, 30 June 2005
Jana, Reena, ‘Self–Portrait as Stevie Wonder: Glenn Ligon Creates a New Pulp–paper Edition at Dieu Donné Papermill’, in: Art on Paper, vol. 9, no. 3, January–February 2005, 38–39, ill.
Johnson, Christopher. ‘Rewind: Glenn Ligon’ in: Canadian Art, vol. 22, no. 4, Winter 2005, 104, 106
Jordan, Betty Ann, ‘Critical Revision: NYC Artist Glenn Ligon Colours Outside the Lines’, in: Toronto Life, Toronto, July 2005, p. 98.
Lynn, Victoria, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Art Review, vol. 3, no. 10, October–November 2005, p. 126
Milroy, Sarah, ‘Black on White and Brilliant All Over’, in: Globe and Mail, 5 July 2005
Nixon, Mignon, ‘On The Couch’, in: October, no. 113, Summer 2005, pp. 39–76
Pym, William, ‘Critics’ Picks: Very Early Pictures’, on: www.artforum.com, October 2005
Rogerson, Stephanie, ‘Not Unspoken’, in: Afterimage, vol. 23, no. 3, November–December 2005, p. 49
Rogerson, Stephanie, ‘Rage & Light: Into the Good Night of Blackness’, in: Xtra, 7 July 2005
Sandals, Leah, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Flash Art, vol. 38, no. 244, October 2005, pp. 126–27
Therrien, Marie–Josée, ‘Identités Multiples’, in : Vie des Arts, no. 50, Autumn 2005, pp. 71–72
2004
Burton, Johanna, ‘Glenn Ligon: D’Amelio Terras’, in: Artforum, vol. 43, no. 7, March 2004, p. 184
___, ‘Subject to Revision’, in: Artforum, vol. 43, no. 2, October 2004, pp. 258–62, 305
Chandler, Mary Voelz, ‘Provocative Show Tackles Race’, in: Rocky Mountain News, Denver, 9 January 2004
Gibbs, Michael, ‘Dia Web’, in: Art Monthly, no. 277, June 2004, p. 43
Knight, Christopher, ‘The Canvas Speaks Volumes’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 8 October 2004
MacMillan, Kyle, ‘Impressive Ethnic Art Masterworks at Myhren Gallery’, in: Denver Post, Denver, 9 January 2004
Murray, Soraya, ‘Glenn Ligon: Going There’, in: Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, no. 19, Summer 2004, pp. 88–89
Pollack, Barbara, ‘Glenn Ligon at D’Amelio Terras’, in: Art in America, vol. 92, no. 5, May 2004, pp.153–54
Pollack, Barbara, ‘What Lies Beneath’, in: Time Out New York, New York, January 1–8 2004, p. 52
Woodward, Richard, ‘Battleground Art: Revisiting the Culture Wars in Cincinnati’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 5 September 2004, p. 21
2003
Cotter, Holland, ‘Cameras as Accomplices, Helping Race Divide America Against Itself’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 19 December 2003
Ferris, Alison, ‘Disembodied Spirits: Spirit Photography and Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost’, in: Art Journal, vol. 62, no. 3, Autumn 2003, pp. 44–55
Firmin, Sandra, ‘Reviews: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’, in: Art Papers, vol. 27, no. 6, November–December 2003, pp. 48–49
Genocchio, Benjamin, ‘Old Faces Inaugurate a Renovated Gallery for Wesleyan’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 16 November 2003
___, ‘Goings On about Town: Art’ in: New Yorker, New York, 22–29 December 2003, p. 34
Gopnik, Blake, ‘Art and Race, Making a Memorable Appearance’, on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 6 April 2003
Johnson, Ken, ‘Alumni Return, Juxtaposing Past and Present’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 28 November 2003
Lankford, E. Louis, Scheffer, Kelly A., Decker, Barbara + [et al.], ‘Instructional Resources: Quest and Questions: Learning in Our Time; Selections from the Saint Louis Art Museum’, in: Art Education, vol. 56, no. 1, January 2003, pp. 25–32
McQuaid, Cate, ‘Communing with the ghosts of technology past and present’, in: Boston Sunday Globe, Boston, 2 November 2003
Mirapaul, Matthew, ‘Artists Cast a Wary but Interested Eye on the Web’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 31 March 2003
Sozanski, Edward J., ‘Wallpaper as Art Gets Museum Wall of Honor’, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, 1 June 2003
Temin, Christine, ‘Sprawling ‘Family’ Show Adopts Diverse Approach at the Peabody, an Extended ‘Family’’, in: Boston Globe, Boston, 11 July 2003
2002
___, ‘Der Künstler der Documenta 11 im Kunstforum’, in: Kunstforum International, no. 161, August–October 2002, pp. 491–501
Galloway, David, ‘Review: Documenta 11’, in: ARTnews, vol. 101, no. 7, Summer 2002, pp.169–70
___, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Kunstforum International, no. 161, August–October 2002, pp. 176–77
Haase, Amine, ‘Keine Zukunft ohne Vergangenheit oder: Kunst als Mittel der Erkenntnis [No Future without a Past or: Art as a Means to Knowledge]’, in: Kunstforum International, no. 161, August–October 2002, pp. 52–67
Loria, Vivianne, ‘La Persistencia de la Ilusion Multicultural [The Persistence of the Multicultural Illusion]’, in: Lapiz, vol. 21, no. 185, Summer 2002, pp. 30–35
McEvilley, Thomas, ‘Documenta 11’, in: Frieze, vol. 69, September 2002, pp. 80–85
Murray, Soraya, ‘Okwui’s Opus Magnum’, in: International Review of African American Art, vol. 18, no. 3, 2002, p. 62
Parker, Ian, ‘Golden Touch: In Harlem, Thelma Golden Has Big Plans for Contemporary Art’, in: New Yorker, New York, 14 January 2002, pp. 44–49
2001
Dubin, Steven C, ‘Museen als umkampfte Orte [Museums as Places of Controversy]’, in: Texte zur Kunst, vol. 11, no. 41, March 2001, pp. 69–76
Glueck, Grace, ‘‘Everybody Now’ –– ‘The Crowd in Contemporary Art’’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 30 November 2001
Gockel, Cornelia, ‘Glenn Ligon—Portraits and Not Portraits: Kunstverein München’, in: Kunstforum International, vol. 157, November–December 2001, pp. 364–65
___, ‘Goings On about Town: Art’, in: New Yorker, New York, 28 May 2001, p. 25
Honigman, Ana, ‘Glenn Ligon: D’Amelio Terras’, in: Flash Art, vol. 34, no. 219, July–September 2001, p. 121
Kastner, Jens, ‘Klumpen im Diskurs’, in: Die Tageszeitung, 28 September 2001
Knighton, Andrew, ‘Glenn Ligon: Walker Art Center’, in: New Art Examiner, vol. 28, no. 7, April 2001, pp. 60–61
Morgan, Robert C., ‘Glenn Ligon: D’Amelio Terras’, in: Tema Celeste, no. 86, Summer 2001, p. 90
Pollack, Barbara, ‘‘Glenn Ligon: Stranger,’ Studio Museum in Harlem’, in: Artnews, vol. 100, no. 4, April 2001, p. 140
Richard, Frances, ‘A Private Reading: The Book as Image and Object’, in: Artforum, vol. 40, no. 4, December 2001, p. 119
Schwabsky, Barry, ‘Glenn Ligon: D’Amelio Terras’, in: Artforum, vol. 40, no. 2, October 2001, pp. 158–59, ill.
Smith, Roberta. ‘Art in Review: Glenn Ligon – Colored’, in: New York Times, New York, 11 May 2001
Smith, Roberta, ‘Quick as a Shutter, Group Shows Shatter Conventional Wisdom’, in: New York Times, New York, 6 July 2001
Sparks, Amy Bracken, ‘Hyper Text: No Simple Drawings at Spaces’ in: Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland, 30 May–5 June 5 2001
2000
Cotter, Holland, ‘A Showcase for Emerging Talent Nurtured Within the Same Environment’, in: New York Times, New York, 12 May 2000, p. E38
Gary, Willie E., Hitt, Jack, Pires Jr., Alexander J., + [et al.], ‘Making the Case for Racial Reparations: Does America Owe a Debt to the Descendants of its Slaves?’, in: Harper's Magazine, vol. 301, no. 1806, November 2000, p. 37–53, ill.
Sirmans, Franklin, ‘The Art of the Deal: The Bronx Museum Sees the Cash Register Behind a Higher Calling’, in: Time Out New York, 29 June–6 July, 2000
Sirmans, Franklin, ‘Mentorship’, in: FYI, vol. 16, Fall 2000
Turner, Grady, ‘Sexually Explicit Art: Not–So–Strange Bedfellows—Art and Pornography Get Cozy’, in: Flash Art, vol. 33, no. 212, May–June 2000, pp. 92–96
___, ‘Working Proof’, in: Art on Paper, vol. 4, no. 6, July–August 2000, p. 50
1999
Cameron, Dan, ‘Review of 1993 Whitney Biennial’, in: Artforum, vol. 38, no. 4, December 1999, p. 132
Carpenter, Stephen, ‘Thoughts on Black Art and Stereotypes: Visualizing Racism’, in: Journal of Multicultural and Cross–cultural Research in Art Education, vol. 17, Fall 1999, pp. 103–15
Dewan, Shaila, ‘Too Much for Words’, in: Houston Press, Houston, 10–16 June, 1999
Johnson, Patricia C, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, in: Houston Chronicle, Houston, 2 June 1999
Nathan, Jean, ‘For 82 Artists, Immortality Is Worth Rising Early’, on: www.newyorktimes.com, New York, 26 September 1999
Smith, Roberta, ‘Conceptual Art: Over, And Yet Everywhere’, on: www.newyorktimes.com, New York, 25 April 1999
1998
Cotter, Holland, ‘Stories About Race, Politics and Himself’, in: New York Times, New York, 1 February 1998, p. 48, ill.
Eli, Quinn, ‘Constructing Identity; The Institute of Contemporary Art’s New Show ‘Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming’ Addresses Questions of Identity, Race, Culture and Sexuality’, in: Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia, 14 January 1998, pp. 20–21
Harris, Juliette, ‘Have Fabric, Will Make Art’, in: International Review of African American Art, vol. 15, no. 4, 1998, pp. 32–35
Koestenbaum, Wayne. ‘Best of 1998.’ Artforum 37, no. 4 (December 1998): 100–101.
Rice, Robin, ‘Conversation Pieces’, in: Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, 6–13 August 1998
Rice, Robin, ‘Textual Healing’, in: Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, 16–22 January 1998
Salisbury, Stephan, ‘Exploring Ideas of Race, Sex, Identity in Black and White’, in: Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Philadelphia, 15 January 1998
Sozanski, Edward J., ‘Making Something Borrowed New’, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, 1 February 1998
___, ‘Talent Knock, Knock’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 19 January 1998, p. 70
1997
Cotter, Holland, ‘Ideas From the Air, Wrapped in Paper’, in: New York Times, New York, 19 December 1997
Glueck, Grace, ‘Fruitful Months in the Country’, in: New York Times, New York, 3 February 1997
Haye, Christian, ‘Sweet Nothings’, in: Frieze, vol. 36, September–October 1997, p. 81
Meyer, Richard, ‘Glenn Ligon: The Limits of Visibility’, in: Art/Text, vol. 58, August–October 1997, pp. 32–35
Schwabsky, Barry, ‘Glenn Ligon, Brooklyn Museum’, in: Artforum, vol. 35, no. 5, January 1997, pp. 82–83
1996
Aukeman, Anastasia, ‘Glenn Ligon at Max Protetch’, in: Art in America, vol. 84, no. 2, February 1996, pp. 88
Bates–Rudd, Rhonda, ‘Artist Paints Original Portrait of Slavery: Ad for Runaway Slaves Introduces Viewer to Exhibit’, in: Detroit News, Detroit, 24 April 1996
Carrier, David, ‘Review of 10th Sydney Biennale’, in: Burlington Magazine, Burlington, vol. 138, no. 1123, October 1996, pp. 714–15
Clancy, Luke, ‘Low–tech on Top Down Under’ in: Sydney Times, Sydney, 22 August 1996
Colby, Joy Hakanson, ‘Ligon’s ‘Autobiography’ Packs a Powerful Punch’, in: Detroit News, Detroit, 18 April 1996
Conner, Kimberly Rae, ‘To Disembark: The Slave Narrative Tradition’, in: African American Review, vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 1996, pp. 35–57
Cotter, Holland, ‘‘The Evidence of Things Not Seen’: Drawings by Glenn Ligon’, in: New York Times, New York, 18 October 1996, ill.
Davies, Suzanne, Cooke Lynne, ‘The Biennale explained’ in: Art Monthly Australia, September 1996
Gaines, Charles. ‘‘Hotter Than July’: Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles’, Art and Text, vol. 55, October 1996, p. 84
Green, Roger, ‘Metaphor, Meaning in Slave Symbols’, in: Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, 27 April 1996
Izdat, Sam, ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Poliester, vol. 5, no. 17, Winter 1996–97, pp. 32–37
Maloney, Martin, ‘Mirage Season: Enigmas of Race, Difference, and Desire’, in: Flash Art, vol. 29, no. 186, January—February 1996, p. 47
McDonald, John, ‘The Sydney Biennale: not Australian enough?’ in: The Art Newspaper, vol. 61, July–August 1996, p. 8
McDonald, John, ‘Is That All There Is?; Jurassic Technologies Revenant: The 10th Biennale of Sydney’, in: Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 3 August 1996
Meyer, Richard, ‘The Thinker; Art Intellectual Glenn Ligon Hits His Stride’, in: Out, October 1996, p. 66
Pagel, David, ‘Retelling Stories of Fame and Misfortune’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 8 August 1996
Perrée, Rob, ‘Postcards from America 3: Het Zwarte Ideeëngoed Van Glenn Ligon’, in: Kunstbeeld, May 1996, pp. 33–35
Princenthal, Nancy, ‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Magic Magic Book’, in: Parkett, no. 47, 1996, pp. 184–87
Schjeldahl, Peter, ‘Missing: The Pleasure Principle’, in: Village Voice, New York, 16 March 1993, pp. 34, 38
Schjeldahl, Peter, ‘Screenery’, in: Village Voice, New York, 13 February 1996
Schwendener, Martha, ‘Catch My Drift?’, in: Time Out New York, New York, 12–19 December 1996
Schwendener, Martha, ‘Glenn Ligon, Max Protetch’, in: Flash Art, vol. 29, no. 186, January–February 1996, pp. 101–102
Shottenkirk, Dena, ‘Back to the future: revisiting technology at the Sydney Biennale’, in: C Magazine, no. 50, July–September 1996, pp. 16–23
Smith, Roberta, ‘Review of Screen at Friedrich Petzel’, in: New York Times, New York, 2 February 1996
Tate, Greg, ‘Bring the Word’, in: Village Voice, New York, 17 September 1996
Wiggins, Cynthia, ‘Liberty, Fraternity, Inequality: Race, Rage, Regret’, in: LA Weekly, Los Angeles, 16–22 August 1996, pp. 43–44
Zimmer, William, ‘Eleven Artists Ponder Flesh’s Possibilities’, in: New York Times, New York, 10 March 1996, p. 16
1995
Cork, Richard, ‘Bigotry Trounced in Show of Wit’, in: The London Times, London, 27 June 1995
Craddock, Sacha, ‘Around the Galleries: Boxer’, in: The London Times, London, 8 August 1995
___, ‘Goings On about Town: Art’, in: New Yorker, New York, 31 July 1995, p. 19
Gillmor, Alison, ‘Critical Distance’, on: www.aceart.com, 1995
Halle, Howard, ‘Glenn Ligon, ‘Photos & Notes’; Max Protetch Gallery’, in: Time Out New York, New York, 18–25 October 1995
Hardy, Simon, ‘Taking a Swing at Art’, in: Evening Mail, 12 August 1995
Harrison, Helen, ‘Just an Illusion’, in: Frieze, vol. 24, September–October 1995, pp. 52–53
Kent, Sarah, ‘Body Politic’, in: Time Out London, London, 24–31 May 1995, p. 49
Levin, Kim, ‘Art Short List: Glenn Ligon’, in: Village Voice, New York, 18–25 October 1995, p. 8
Masterson, Piers, ‘Review of Boxer at Walsall Museum and Art Gallery’, in: Art Monthly, no. 189, September 1995, pp. 34–35
McQuaid, Cate, ‘Boxed in: Glenn Ligon Talks About Ali, Tyson, and O. J.’, in: Boston Phoenix (Supplement), 15 September 1995
___, ‘Multiples and Objects and Books: Glenn Ligon, Skin Tight (1995)’, in: Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. 26, no. 4, September–October 1995, p. 140
Nochlin, Linda, ‘Learning from ‘Black Male’’, in: Art in America, vol. 83, no. 3, March 1995, pp. 86–91, ill.
Nusbaum, Eliot, ‘Ligon Show Spotlights Art’s ‘Human Toll’’, in: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, 29 January 1995
Sladen, Mark, ‘Black on Black’, in: Art Monthly, vol. 188, July–August 1995, pp. 13–15
Smith, Roberta, ‘Review of Glenn Ligon at Max Protetch’, in: New York Times, New York, 3 November 1995
Thorson, Alice, ‘Boxes of Blackness; Artist Glenn Ligon Draws from History, Friends, Impressions’, in: Kansas City Star, Kansas, 10 December 1995
Tomlinson, Glenn C., ‘Glenn Ligon’, in: Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin, Philadelphia, Winter 1995, pp. 38–39
Turner, Elisa, ‘Exhibit shows how many artists stand on Duchamp’s ‘leg’’, in: The Herald, 3 December 1995
Williams, Richard, ‘Blood on the Canvas’, in: The Guardian, London, 4 August 1995
1994
Amaki, Amalia, ‘Equal Rights and Justice: Thirty Years and Beyond’, in: Art Papers, vol. 18, no. 5 September–October 1994, pp. 51–52
Beasley, Tania, ‘Glenn Ligon: The New ‘Flyboy in the Buttermilk’’, in: Artistic Pedigree, vol. III, no. 3, 1994, pp. 10–13
Converse, Elizabeth, ‘Possible Identities’, in: Artweek, 19 May 1994, pp. 24–25
Cottingham, Laura, ‘Post—’68: The Aesthetic Legacies of Black Power, Women’s Liberation, and Gay Rights in American Art’, in: Flash Art, vol. 27, no. 174, January–February 1994, pp. 31–34
___, ‘De Kooning and Ligon at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington’, in: Flash Art, vol. 27, no. 174, January–February 1994, p. 47
Farr, Shelia, ‘Artists explore the fugitive was of identity’, in: Bellingham Herald, 8 January 1994
Fox, Catherine, ‘Equal Rights & Justice’, in: Atlanta Journal, 5 June 1994
Graham, Trey, ‘Art & Ambiguity: Black Gay Artist Glenn Ligon Revels in How Differently People Can Perceive Art’, in: Washington (DC) Blade, 11 February 1994
___, ‘High Museum of Art Schedules Major Civil Rights Exhibition’, in: Atlanta Inquirer, Atlanta, 14 May 1994
McEvilley, Thomas, ‘Dream Singers, Story Tellers’, in: Artforum, vol. 32, no. 7, March 1994, p. 91
Merino, Tony, ‘Glenn Ligon: To Disembark’, in: Art Papers, vol. 18, March–April 1994, p. 34
Pagel, David, ‘Works on Racism’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 21 April 1994
___, ‘Prints and Photographs Published: Glenn Ligon, Narratives (1993)’, in: Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. 24, no. 6, January–February 1994, p. 226
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Missive The 1993 Whitney Biennial’, in: Galleries Magazine, no. 54, April–May 1993, pp. 57–59, 112
Thorson, Alice, ‘Long–ignored African American Artists Finally See Some Signs of Support’, in: Kansas City Star, Kansas, 20 March 1994
Williams, Patricia J., ‘The Black Male, Unbound’, in: New York Newsday, New York, 17 November 1994
1993
Als, Hilton, ‘Two Characters Play’, in: Frieze, vol. 10, May 1993, pp. 16–17
Bornstein, Lisa, ‘Glamour and Grime: Art Project Spruces up 42nd Street’, in: Midtown Resident, vol. 3, no. 8, 23 July–6 August 1993
Burchard, Hank, ‘Smart Stuff of One Self’, in: Washington Post, Washington D.C., 26 November 1993, p. 73
Cottingham, Laura, ‘The Pleasure Principled’, in: Frieze, vol. 10, May 1993, pp. 10–15
___, ‘Glenn Ligon, Untitled (Two White/Two Black) (1992)’, in: Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. 24, no. 1, March–April 1993
Hagen, Charles, ‘When All of New York is a Gallery to Browse’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 13 June 1993, ill.
Levin, Kim, ‘Village Choices: Byron Kim/Glenn Ligon’, in: Village Voice, New York, 27 April 1993
Lewis, Jo Ann, ‘Self–Portrait of the Artist as a Young Black Man’, on: www.washingtonpost.com, New York, 14 November 1993
Myers, Terry R., ‘Never Yell ‘Fire!’ in a Crowded Whitney Biennial’, in: New Art Examiner, vol. 20, no. 9, May 1993, pp. 20–23
Myles, Eileen, ‘Prints of Words’, in: Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. 24, no. 4, September–October 1993, pp.132–35
Pagel, David, ‘‘Everyday’ Art’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 30 December 1993, pp. F9–F10
Rian, Jeff, ‘The 1993 Whitney Biennial Everyone Loves A Fire’, in: Flash Art, vol. 26, no. 170, May—June 1993, pp. 78–79
Richard, Paul, ‘New York’s Whitney Biennial Spits in the Face of Convention’, in: Washington Post, Washington D.C., 4 March 1993
Robertson, John A., ‘‘I Do Not Always Feel Colored’: the Postmodern Art of Glenn Ligon’, in: Reconstruction, 7 May 1993
Rubenstein, Meyer Raphael, ‘Fast Forward: Glenn Ligon’, in: Artnews, vol. 92, no. 9, November 1993, p. 124
Rugoff, Ralph, ‘Panic in the Tower: Who’s Afraid of the Whitney?’, in: LA Weekly, Los Angeles, 7–13 May 1993
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Missive The 1993 Whitney Biennial’, in: Galleries Magazine, no. 54, April–May 1993, pp. 57–59, 112
Smith, Roberta, ‘At the Whitney, a Biennial With a Social Conscience’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 5 March 1993
Smith, Roberta, ‘A 24–Hour–a–Day Show on Gaudy, Bawdy 42d Street’, in: www.nytimes.com, New York, 30 July 1993
1992
Alemayehu, Louis, Robeson, Susan, Mura, David, + [et al.], ‘Feature’ Arts community reactions to Interrogating Identity at Walker Art Center’, in: Artpaper, vol. 11, no. 4, February 1992, pp. 13–15
Conley, Kevin, ‘The Painted Word’, in: Departures, no. 12, December 1991–January 1992
Gillick, Liam, ‘Preview of Doubletake’, in: Art Monthly, no. 154, March 1992, p. 14–15
Johnson, Ken, ‘Glenn Ligon at Max Protetch’, in: Art in America, vol. 80, no. 11, November 1992, p. 131
Knight, Christopher, ‘An Ambitious Collection of Conceptualism’, in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 11 January 1992
Levin, Kim, ‘Voice Choices: Glenn Ligon/Judy Pfaff’, in: Village Voice, New York, 26 May 1992, p. 83
McNally, Owen, ‘Racist Tyranny of Language Goes Beyond Black and White’, in: Hartford Courant, 31 August 1992
1991
Aletti, Vince (ed.), ‘Glenn Ligon at Art in Genera’, in: Village Voice, New York, 18 June 1991
___, ‘Interrogating Identity’, in: New Yorker, New York, 29 April 1991, p. 18
Harris, Patty, ‘Artists and ‘Minority Identity’’, in: Downtown, 29 May 1991, pp. 22–23
Harrison, Helen, ‘Skin Pigmentation as a Determinant of Attitudes’, in: New York Times, New York, 1 December 1991
Kimmelman, Michael, ‘At the Whitney, a Biennial That’s Eager to Please’, in: New York Times, New York, 19 April 1991
Larson, Kay, ‘Review of exhibition at Jack Tilton Gallery’, in: New York Magazine, New York, 29 July 1991, p. 51
Levin, Kim, ‘Choices: Byron Kim/Glenn Ligon’, in: Village Voice, New York, 16 April 1991
___, ‘Choices: ‘Interrogating Identity’’, in: Village Voice, New York, 16 April 1991
Nesbitt, Lois E., ‘Interrogating Identity at Grey Art Gallery, New York’, in: Artforum, vol. 29, no. 10, Summer 1991, p. 115
Smith, Roberta, ‘Lack of Location Is My Location’, in: www.nytimes.com, New York, 16 June 1991, ill.
Smith, Roberta, ‘Interrogating Identity at Grey Art Gallery, New York’, in: New York Times, New York, 17 May 1991
Temin, Christine, ‘The Art of Questioning Identity’, in: Boston Globe, Boston, 4 August 1991
___, ‘‘Interrogating Identity’: The view from ‘outside’’, in: Boston Globe, Boston, 13 August 1991
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Glenn Ligon
Post-Noir
23 Jun - 20 Nov 2022 , Carré d'Art, Nîmes, France

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The Morgan Library & Museum

To celebrate the exhibition, ‘Glenn Ligon. It’s Always a Little Bit Not Yet’ and Ligon’s new Hauser & Wirth Publishers title, ‘Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work,’ Glenn Ligon will join writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz for a live conversation moderated by Thomas Gebremedhin, Vice President &…
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