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Jack Whitten

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Born in Bessemer, Alabama in 1939, Jack Whitten is celebrated for his innovative processes of applying paint to the surface of his canvases and transfiguring their material terrains. Although Whitten initially aligned with the New York circle of abstract expressionists active in the 1960s, his work gradually distanced from the movement’s aesthetic philosophy and formal concerns, focusing more intensely on the experimental aspects of process and technique that came to define his practice.

The subtle visual tempos and formal techniques embedded in Whitten’s work speak to the varied contexts of his early life. After a brief period studying medicine at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in the late 1950s, Whitten pivoted his attentions to art, first attending the Southern University in Baton Rouge before moving to New York and enrolling at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1960, where he earned his BFA degree.

In the 1970s, Whitten’s experiments with the materiality of paint reached a climax – removing a thick slab of acrylic paint from its support, Whitten realized that the medium could be coaxed into the form of an independent object. Whitten used this mode of experimentation to challenge pre-existing notions of dimensionality in painting, repeatedly layering slices of acrylic ribbon in uneven fields of wet paint to mimic the application of mosaic tessarae to wet masonry. Over the course of a five decade career, Whitten’s work bridged rhythms of gestural abstraction and process art, arriving at a nuanced language of painting, which hovers between mechanical automation and intensely personal expression.

Biography

Born Bessemer AL, 1939

Education

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York NY, 1964
Southern University, Baton Rouge LA, 1960
Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee AL, 1959

Died New York NY, 2018

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hamburger Bahnhof, 'Jack Whitten. Jack's Jacks', Berlin, Germany
The Museum of Fine Arts, 'Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963 – 2017', Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)

2018 Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 'Jack Whitten. Self Portrait With Satellites', Los Angeles CA
The Met Breuer, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
The Baltimore Museum of Art, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017’, Baltimore MD (Travelling Exhibition)

2017 Hauser & Wirth, 'More Dimensions Than You Know. Jack Whitten, 1979 – 1989', London, UK
Hauser & Wirth, 'Jack Whitten', New York NY

2016 Allan Stone Projects. ‘Jack Whitten. The Sixties’, New York NY

2015 Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Five Decades of Painting’, Columbus OH

Walker Art Center, ‘Five Decades of Painting’, Minneapolis MN

Zeno X Gallery, ‘Escalation’, Antwerp, Belgium

2014 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘Five Decades of Painting’, San Diego CA

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Evolver’, Ridgefield CT

2013 The Rose Art Museum, ‘Light Years. Jack Whitten, 1971 – 1973’, Waltham MA

Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Jack Whitten’, New York NY

Zeno X Gallery, ‘Kees Goudzwaard, Bart Stolle, Jack Whitten’, Antwerp, Belgium

2012 SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, ‘Erasures, Paintings from 1975 – 1979’, Savannah GA
Zeno X Gallery, ‘Loops’, Antwerp, Belgium

2011 Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Jack Whitten’, New York NY
Zeno X Gallery, ‘Jack Whitten’, Antwerp, Belgium
Beta Pictoris Gallery, ‘Ribbons of Honor’, Birmingham AL

2010 Art 41 Basel, ‘Jack Whitten’, Basel, Switzerland

2009 Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Jack Whitten’, New York NY
Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, ‘Jack Whitten’, Berlin, Germany

2008 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, ‘Memorial Paintings’, Atlanta GA

2007 MoMA PS1, ‘Jack Whitten’, Long Island City NY
Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Jack Whitten’, New York NY

1997 G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, ‘Digital Abstractions’, Birmingham MI

1996 G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, ‘Digital Abstractions’, Chicago IL

1994 Colgate University, ‘Recent Paintings’, Hamilton NY
Daniel Newburg Gallery, ‘Paintings From The Seventies’, New York NY
Horodner Romley Gallery, ‘Recent Paintings’, New York NY

1993 G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, ‘Thirty Year Survey of Works on Paper’, Birmingham MI

1992 Horodner Romley Gallery, ‘Recent Paintings’, New York NY

1990 Cure Gallery, ‘Reconstructions’, Los Angeles CA
Newark Museum, ‘Spirit and Matter’, Newark NJ

1989 G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, ‘Urban Abstractions’, Detroit MI

1984 Onyx Gallery, ‘Inaugural Exhibition: Jack Whitten’s New Works’, New York NY

1983 The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Ten Years, 1970 – 1980’, New York NY

1978 Robert Miller Gallery, ‘Paintings and Drawings’ New York NY

1977 Montclair State College, ‘Paintings’, Montclair NJ

1974 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Paintings’, New York NY

1970 Allan Stone Gallery, ‘Recent Paintings’, New York NY

1968 Allan Stone Gallery, ‘Paintings and Drawings 1967 – 1968’, New York NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Saint Louis Art Museum, 'The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Art Collection', Saint Louis MO (forthcoming)
Kunsthal Rotterdam, 'Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Chadha', Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Morgan Library & Museum, ‘By Any Means: Modern and Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan’, New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

2018 Americas Society, 'Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. Trembling Thinking', New York NY
Queens Museum, 'Queens International 2018. Volumes', New York NY
Fondazione Prada, ‘Sanguine/Bloedrood’, (cur. Luc Tuymans), Milan, IT (Traveling Exhibition)
M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, ‘Sanguine/Bloedrood’, (cur. Luc Tuymans), Antwerp, BE (forthcoming) (Traveling Exhibition)
Smart Museum of Art: The University of Chicago, ‘Expanding Narratives: The Figure And The Ground’, Chicago IL
MW Gallery, '20/20 Influential Artists of the 20th Century', Flint MI
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 'Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection', Durham NC (Travelling Exhibition)
Taubman Museum of Art, ‘Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection’, Roanoke VA
Brooklyn Museum, ‘Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, Brooklyn NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, ‘Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, Bentonville AR (Travelling Exhibition)

2017 The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 'Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection', New Orleans LA (Travelling Exhibition)
Mnuchin Gallery, ‘Minimalism & Beyond’, New York NY
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 'Blue Black', St. Louis MO
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California Davis, 'Dimensions of Black', Davis CA
Brooklyn Museum, 'The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America’, New York NY
Tate Modern, 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, London, United Kingdom (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘little lower layer’, Chicago IL
Georgia Museum of Art, ‘Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection', Atlanta GA
Gagosian Gallery, 'Painting Paintings (David Reed), 1975', New York NY

2016 The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Circa 1970’, New York NY
Pace Gallery, 'Blackness in Abstraction', New York NY
Haus der Kunst, ‘Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945 – 1965’, Munich, Germany

2015 The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Black: Color, Material, Concept’, New York NY
Hollis Taggart Galleries, ‘Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself’, New York NY
Manège de Sury, ‘Atopolis’, Mons, Belgium
Foundation de 11 Lijnen, ‘Liberated Subjects: Present Tense’, Oudenburg, Belgium
32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, ‘Piece Work’, New Haven CT
Museum of the African Diaspora, ‘Portraits and Other Liknesses from SFMOMA’, San Fransisco CA
Dallas Museum of Art, ‘Bold Abstractions: Selections from the Collection, 1966 – 1976’, Dallas TX
Blanton Museum of Art, ‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties’, Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum, ‘Apparition: Frottages and Rubbings from 1870 to Now’, Los Angeles CA
Menil Collection, ‘Apparition: Frottages and Rubbings from 1870 to Now’, Houston TX
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, ‘New Acquisitions’, Waltham MA

2014 Zeno X Gallery, ‘Kees Goudwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Jenny Scobel, Jack Whitten’,
Antwerp, Belgium
High Museum of Art, ‘Top Drawer: Select Drawings from the High’s Collection’, Atlanta GA
Walker Art Center, ‘Art Expanded, 1958 – 1978’, Minneapolis MN
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, ‘The Paintstroke’, Deurle, Belgium
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Expanding the Field of Painting’, Boston MA
Brooklyn Museum, ‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Hood Museum of Art, ‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties’, Hanover New Hampshire (Travelling Exhibition)
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, ‘Beyond the Spectrum: Abstraction in African American Art, 1950 – 1975’, New York NY
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, ‘Outside the Line, Black in the Abstract part II’, Houston TX

2013 Montclair Art Museum, ‘Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection’, Montclair NJ
Cheim and Read Gallery, ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, New York NY
55th Venice Biennale, ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’, Venice, Italy
Zeno X Gallery, ‘Opening New Space’, Antwerp, Belgium
Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Broken Spaces: Cut, Mark, and Gesture’, New York NY
The New Museum, ‘NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Blues For Smoke’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, ‘Speak, Memory’, New York NY

2012 Alexander Gray Associates at Art Basel Miami Beach ‘History, Painting’, Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Art Kabinett, ‘History, Painting’, Miami Beach, Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Modern Art, ‘Blues For Smoke’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘The Bearden Project’, New York NY
beta pictoris gallery, ‘Pulp’, Birmingham AL
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today’, Chicago IL
Mobile Museum of Art, ‘Today’s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, A Fresh Look’, Mobile AL
Michael Kohn Gallery, ‘Into the Mystic’, Los Angeles CA

2011 Zeno X Gallery, ‘Works on Paper’, Antwerp, Belgium
High Museum of Art, ‘Making a Mark: Drawings from the Contemporary Collection’, Atlanta GA
Hudson River Museum, ‘The Chemistry of Color: The Sorgenti Collection of African-American Art’, New York NY

2010 U.S. Embassy Residence, ‘Art in Embassies Exhibition’, Warsaw, Poland
David D. Driskell Center, ‘Abstract Relations: Selections from the David Driskell Center and the University of Delaware’, Newark DE
MoMA PS1, ‘Greater New York Rotating Gallery 3: The Comfort of Strangers’, New York NY

2009 The Drawing Center, ‘FAX’, New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection’, New York NY

2008 Alexander Gray Associates, ‘Propose: Works on Paper from the 1970s’, New York NY
American Academy of Arts and Letters, ‘Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts’, New York NY
ZKM – Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 1975’, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2007 Museum of Modern Art, ‘Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now’, New York NY
Galerie Thomas Flor, ‘Short Distance To Now: Paintings from New York, 1967 – 1975’, Dusseldorf, Germany
The National Academy Museum, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 1975’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 1975’, Mexico City, Mexico (Travelling Exhibition)

2006 Weatherspoon Art Museum, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 1975’, Greensboro NC (Travelling Exhibition)
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 1975’, Washington DC (Travelling Exhibition)
Arti et Amicitiae, ‘Unbreakable’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Energy / Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964 – 1980’, New York NY

2005 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ‘The Chemistry of Color: African American Artists in Philadelphia, 1970 – 1990’, Philadelphia PA

2004 The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, ‘Something to Look Forward To’, Lancaster PA

2003 Parrish Art Museum, ‘An American Legacy: Art From The Studio Museum in Harlem’, New York NY

2001 The Smithsonian Institution, ‘In The Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’, Washington DC

2000 Bucknell Art Gallery, Elaine Lagone Center, Bucknell University, ‘Off the Record: Music in Art’, Lewisburg PA
SPACES, ‘Painting Function: Making it Real’, Cleveland OH

1996 Trans Hudson Gallery, ‘Current Geometries in Abstraction’, 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 (Travelling Exhibition)
Alexander Soutzos Museum, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Athens, Greece (Travelling Exhibition)
Museu d’Art Contemporani, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Art at the End of the 20th Century. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, Bonn, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Aldrich Museum, ‘In The Flesh’, Ridgefield CT
Illinois State University, ‘Frankenstein (in Normal)’, Normal IL
Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, ‘Painting in an Expanding Field’, Bennington VT

1995 Exit Art, ‘It’s How You Play The Game’, New York NY
Mobile Museum of Art, ‘Alabama Impact: Contemporary Artists With Alabama Ties’, Mobile AL
The Cooper Union Art School, ‘Painting Faculty’, New York NY
Freedman Gallery Center for the Arts, Albright College, ‘In The Flesh’, Reading PA
Horodner Romley Gallery, ‘On Target’, New York NY
Clocktower Gallery, ‘Model Home’, New York NY
Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, ‘Painting in an Expanding Field’, Bennington VT

1994 Gallery Korea, ‘Conjunction 12’, New York NY
Galerie De L’Ecole Des Beaux-Arts De Lorient, ‘Le Temp D’un Dessin’, Lorient, France
A.S.T.U. Gallery, ‘Bearden and Company’, New York NY
Penine Hart Gallery, ‘Mirage’, New York NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘30 Years — Art in the Present Tense: The Aldrich’s Curatorial History 1964 – 1994’, Ridgefield CT
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey and Co., Inc., ‘Heterogeneity: Abstraction and Virtual Space, 12 Contemporary New York Artists’, Edinburgh, Scotland

1993 National Civil Rights Museum, ‘Reflections of a King’, Memphis TN
New Museum, ‘Skin Deep’, New York NY
University of Michigan-Dearborn, ‘Diversity and Style: African American Artists’, Dearborn MI
Horodner Romley Gallery, ‘Invitation to a Review’, New York NY
Paine Webber Art Gallery, ‘The Studio Museum in Harlem: 25 Years of African American Art’, New York NY
Hunter College, ‘Faculty Show’, New York NY
The Artists Museum, ‘My Home is Your Home: Construction in Process IV’, Lodz, Poland

1992 College Art Gallery, State University of New York, New York NY
Horodner Romley Gallery, ‘Reverb: 1960’s – 1970’s’, New York NY
Ben Shahn Gallery William Patterson College, ‘Drawing: From Beginning to End’, Wayne NJ
G.R.N’ Namdi Gallery, ‘Forms of Abstraction’, Columbus OH
P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, ‘Slow Art’, New York NY

1991 Lehman Collage Art Gallery, ‘Collage: New Applications’, New York NY
New York Academy of Art, ‘Expressive Drawings’, New York NY
Kenkelaba Gallery, ‘The Search for Freedom: African American Abstract Painting 1945 – 1975’, New York NY
Reinberger Galleries of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH
Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, ‘Espiritu & Materia: Estetica Alternitiva Norteamericano: Melvin Edwards, Tyrone Mitchell, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams’, Caracas, Venezuela
Marine Midland Bank, ‘Artists Love New York’, New York NY
Brooklyn College Art Gallery, ‘Infusion’, New York NY
G.R. N’ Namdi Gallery, ‘Forms of Abstraction’, Birmingham MI

1990 Museum of Modern Art, ‘Reinstallation of Third Floor Galleries’, New York NY

1989 The California Afro-American Museum, ‘Introspectives: Contemporary Art by Americans and Brazilians of African Decent’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Introspectives: Contemporary Art by Americans and Brazilians of African Decent’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

1988 One Penn Plaza, ‘New York City Works by Twenty One Artists’, New York NY
Eric Siegeltuch Gallery, ‘Invitational Group Show’, New York NY
1986
Department of Art, Hampton University, ‘Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, 1925 – 1985’, Hampton VA
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, ‘An Invitational’, New York NY
Jamaica Art Center, ‘Masters and Pupils, The Education of the Black Artist in New York: 1900 – 1980’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Metropolitan Life Gallery, ‘Masters and Pupils, The Education of the Black Artist in New York: 1900 – 1980’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
The Center Gallery of Bucknell University, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, Lewisburg PA (Travelling Exhibition)

1985 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, College Park MD (Travelling Exhibition)
The Chrysler Museum, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, Norfolk VA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, University Park PA (Travelling Exhibition)

1984 The Center Gallery of Bucknell University, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, Lewisburg PA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Amelie A. Wallace Art Gallery, The State University of New York, ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Toledo Museum of Art, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, Toledo OH (Travelling Exhibition)
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Everson Museum, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

1983 Kenkelaba Gallery, ‘The Black and White Show’, New York NY
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, Memphis TN (Travelling Exhibition)
The Art Center, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, South Bend IN (Travelling Exhibition)

1982 Alternative Museum, ‘Sacred Artifacts: Common Objects of Devotion’, New York NY
Municipal Art Gallery, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Oakland Museum, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, Oakland CA (Travelling Exhibition)

1981 Kenkelaba Gallery, ‘Indigenous Wood’, New York NY
Oscarsson Hood Gallery, ‘The New Spiritualism, Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, ‘The New Spiritualism, Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, Storrs CT (Travelling Exhibition)
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont, ‘The New Spiritualism, Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, Burlington VT (Travelling Exhibition)
Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, ‘Abstract Painting, New York City 1981, An Exhibition of Paintings by Fourteen New York Artists’, New York NY

1980 P.S.1 Center for the Contemporary Arts, ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Trenton State College, ‘Two-Person Exhibition: Howardena Pindell, Jack Whitten’, Trenton NJ
Art Net, ‘Radical Attitudes to the Gallery’, London, United Kingdom

1979 Phoenix Art Museum, ‘New York Now’, Phoenix AZ
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Another Generation’, New York NY
Alternative Center for International Art, ‘Recent Works by Manuel Hughes, William T. Williams and Jack Whitten’, New York NY
‘The 1970’s: New American Painting’ (Travelling Exhibition)

1977 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Contemporary Collectors’, Ridgefield CT
Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘Reinstallation of the Twentieth Century Art Galleries’, New York NY

1975 Fine Arts Gallery, New York State University at Brockport, ‘Abstract Painting’, New York NY
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, ‘Selected Works by Black Artists from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, New York NY

1974 Pratt Institute Gallery, ‘Recent Abstract Painting’, New York NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Tenth Anniversary 1964 – 1974’, Ridgefield CT
Soho Center for Visual Arts, ‘Three Person Exhibition: Elliot Loyd, Gary Smith, Jack Whitten’, New York NY
Vassar College Art Gallery, ‘New American Abstract Painting’, New York NY

1973 Poindexter Gallery, ‘Four Painters: Jake Berthot, Gary Hudson, Harvey Quaytman, Jack Whitten’, New York NY

1972 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting’, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Contemporary Reflections 1971 – 1974’, Ridgefield CT
Vassar College Art Gallery, ‘New American Abstract Painting’, Poughkeepsie, New York NY

1971 The Junior Council Art Lending Service, Museum of Modern Art, ‘Untitled II’, New York NY

1970 American Federation of Arts, ‘New York: New York’, New York NY

1969 Art Gallery at State University of New York at Stony Brook, ‘Five + 1, Frank Bowling, Melvin Edwards, Al Loving, William T. Williams, Daniel L. Johnson, Jack Whitten’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Princeton University Art Museum, ‘Five + 1, Frank Bowling, Melvin Edwards, Al Loving, William T. Williams, Daniel L. Johnson, Jack Whitten’, Princeton NJ (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1969 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting’, New York NY

1968 American Greetings Corporation Gallery with the Studio Museum, ‘New Voices: 15 New York Artists’, New York NY
Museum of Modern Art, ‘In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’, New York NY

1965 Allan Stone Gallery, ‘Four Men–One Theme: Jack Krueger, Richard Lethem, Mel Roman, Jack Whitten’, New York NY

Awards and Fellowships

2017 Skowhegan Medal for Painting
The Aldrich A2A Award

2015 National Medal of Arts (awarded in 2016)

1976 Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship

1973 Individual Artist’s Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts

1964 John Hay Whitney Opportunity Fellowship

Bibliography

Monographs

2018 Siegel, Katy (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten. Notes from the Woodshed’, New York: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2018
Siegal, Katy (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten. Odyssey. Sculpture 1963-2017’, New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co. with the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2018 (exh. cat.)

2017 Schiff, Richard, ‘More Dimensions Than You Know. Jack Whitten Paintings 1979 - 1989’, New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2015 Kanjo, Kathryn, Storr, Robert + [et. al], ‘Jack Whitten. Five Decades of Painting’, San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Klein, Richard (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten. Evolver’, Ridgefield: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2013 Gray, Alexander (ed.) ‘Jack Whitten’, New York: Alexandra Gray Associates, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2011 Horodner, Stuart, ‘Jack Whitten. Memory and Method’, Antwerp: Zeno X Gallery, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2009 Chabrillat, François Joseph, Sakic, Achim, ‘Jack Whitten. Apriori Structures. A Selection of Paintings from 1970-2009’, Berlin: Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, 2009 (exh. cat.)

2008 Horodner, Stuart, Lindner, Stacie (eds.), ‘Jack Whitten. Memorial Paintings’, Atlanta: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2008 (exh. cat.)

1990 Wright, Beryl J., ‘Jack Whitten. Spirit and Matter’, Newark: Newark Museum, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1982 Geldzahler, Henry, Campbell, Mary Schmidt (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten. Ten Years, 1970–1980’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1982 (exh. cat.)

Publications

2019 Ansenk, Emily, Bronwasser, Sacha + [et al.], ‘Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Gadha’, Rotterdam: Kunsthal Rotterdam / nai010 publishers, 2019, pp. 150-151, 185, ill. In colour (exh. cat.)

2018 Appel, Kevin (ed.), ‘First Glimpse. Introducing the Buck Collection’, Irvine: UCI Institute and Museum for California Art / University of California, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Broadbeck, Anna Katherine, ‘Two x Two x Two x Twenty. Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art’, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2018
Tuymans, Luc (ed.), ‘Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque’, Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2018

2017 Bradnock, Lucy, Baum, Kelly + [et al.], ‘Delirious. Art at the Limit of Reason 1950-1980’, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Earnest, Jarret, Zwirner, Lucas (eds.), ‘Tell Me Something Good. Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail’, New York: David Zwirner Books, 2017
Godfrey, Mark, Whitley, Zoé, ‘Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power’, London: Tate Publishing, New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Harris, Shawnya L. (ed.), ‘Expanding Tradition. Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection’, Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Siegel, Katy, Wool, Christopher (eds.), ‘Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2017, p. 38, ill. (exh. cat.)

2016 Enwezor, Okwui, Siegel, Katy + [et al.], ‘Postwar. Postwar. Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965’, Munich: Prestel, 2016 (exh. cat.)
Roberts, Veronica C., ‘Vitamin P3 New Perspectives in Painting’, New York: Phaidon Press, 2016

2015 Biset, Sébastian, Pirenne, Raphaël (eds.), ‘Atopolis’, Brussels: WIELS & SIC, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Beckstette, Sven, Groos, Ulrike, ‘I Got Rhythm. Art and Jazz since 1920’, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Helfenstein, Josef, Philbin, Ann, ‘Apparitions. Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now’, Los Angeles: The Menil Collection / The Hammer Museum, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Yau, John, ‘Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself’, New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Carbone, Teresa A., Jones, Kellie, ‘Witness. Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties’, New York: Monacelli Press / Brooklyn Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘Reinventing Abstraction. New York Painting in the 1980s’, New York: Cheim & Read, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2013 Butler, Judith, ‘NYC 1993. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’, New York: The New Museum, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘Reinventing Abstraction. New York Painting in the 1980s’, New York: Cheim & Read, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2012 Gohlke, Gerrit (ed.), ‘Show 6. Family Theater’, Berlin: Kienzle Art Foundation, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Simpson, Bennet (ed.), Lewis, George E., Ligon, Glenn + [et al.], ‘Blues for Smoke’, Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Munich: Prestel, 2012 (exh. cat.)

2011 Bearden, Romare, Haynes, Lauren (ed.), ‘The Bearden Project’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Weinberg, Adam, ‘Re:collection. Selected Works from the Studio Museum in Harlem’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2009 Gates, Henry Louis, Higgingbotham, Evelyn Brooks (eds.), ‘African American National Biography’, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
Scharpff-Striebich, Carolin, ‘Let’s Talk Abstract’, Berlin: DISTANZ, 2009

2008 Goody, Dick, ‘Seminal Works from the N’Namdi Collection of African American Art’, Rochester: Oakland University Art Gallery, 2008 (exh. cat.)

2006 Golden, Thelma, Jones, Kellie + [et. al.] (ed.), ‘Energy/Experimentation. Black Artists and Abstraction 1964 – 1980’, New York: Studio Museum of Harlem, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Siegal, Katy (ed.), ‘High Times, Hard Times. New York Painting 1967-1975’, New York: Distributed Art Publishers / Independent Curators International, 2006

2005 Sajet, Kim, ‘The Chemistry of Color. African American Artists in Philadelphia, 1970-1990’, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 Kingsley, April, Sirmans, Franklin + [et al.], ‘Something to Look Forward To. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African Descent’, Lancaster: Franklin & Marshall College / Phillips Museum of Art, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2002 Chassman, Gary Miles (ed.), ‘In the Spirit of Martin. The Living Legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.’, Atlanta: Tinwood Books, Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Museum, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Logan, Fern, ‘The Artist Portrait Series. Images of Contemporary African American Artists’, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001

2000 Morgan, Robert C., (ed.), ‘Duchamp & Los Artistas Contemporáneos Posmodernos: Seminarios Impartidos en la Universidad de Buenos Aires’, Buenos Aires: Secretaría de Extensioń Universitaria y Bienestar Estudiantil, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2000

1999 Butler, Cornelia H. (ed.), ‘Afterimage. Drawing Through Process’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Siegel, Jeanne (ed.), ‘Painting after Pollock. Structures of Influence’, Amsterdam: G&B Arts, 1999

1997 Powell, Richard J. (ed.), ‘Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century’, New York: Thames & Hudson, 1997
Sussler, Betsy, Sherman, Suzan + [et al.] (eds.), ‘Speak Art! The Best of Bomb Magazine’s Interviews with Artists’, Amsterdam: G&B Arts, 1997
Wei, Lilly, ‘After the Fall. Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970’, Staten Island: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1995 Richelson, Paul W. (ed.), ‘Alabama Impact. Contemporary Artists with Alabama Ties’, Mobile: Mobile Museum of Art, Huntsville: Huntsville Museum of Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Gedeon, Lucinda H. (ed.), ‘Melvin Edwards Sculpture. A Thirty-Year Retrospective 1963-1993’, Purchase: Neuberger Museum of Art, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Golden, Thelma (ed.), ‘Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Abrams Books, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1993 Homer, William L. (ed.), ‘African-American Art. The Paul R. Jones Collection’, Newark: University of Delaware Gallery and Department of Art History, 1993 (exh. cat.)

1991 ___, ‘Espiritu & Materia. Estetica Alternativa Norteamericana’, Caracas: Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Bowling, Frank, Cannon, Steve + [et al.], ‘The Search For Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945-1975’, New York: Kenkelaba Gallery, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Long, Richard (ed.), Blackburn, Robert, Billops, Camille + [et al.], ‘African American Works on Paper from the Cochran Collection’, LaGrange: Cochran Gallery, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Thomison, Dennis, ‘The Black Artist in America. An Index to Reproductions’, Lanham: Scarecrow Press / Rowman & Littlefield, 1991
Zimmer, William, ‘Collage. New Applications’, Bronx: Lehman College Art Gallery, 1991 (exh. cat.)

1989 Drewal, Henry J., Driskell, David C. (eds.), ‘Introspectives. Contemporary Art by American and Brazilians of African descent’, Los Angeles: California Afro-American Museum, 1989

1987 Miller, William P., Jones, Kellie (eds.), ‘Masters and Pupils. The Education of the Black Artist in New York 1900-1980’, New York: Jamaica Arts Center / Metropolitan Life Gallery, 1987 (exh. cat.)

1985 Bontemps, Arna, Driskell, David C. + [et al.], ‘Choosing. An exhibit of changing perspectives in modern art and art criticism by Black Americans 1925-1985’, Hampton: Jacqueline Fonvielle-Bontemps, 1985 (exh. cat.)
Campbell, Mary Schmidt, ‘Tradition and Conflict. Images of a Turbulent Decade 1963-1973’, New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 1985 (exh. cat.)

1984 Jacobs, Joseph (ed.), ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance. 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, Lewisburg: The Center Gallery of Bucknell University, 1984 (exh. cat.)

1983 Ploski, James D., Williams, Harry A. (eds.), ‘The Negro Almanac. A Reference Work on the Afro-American’, Bronxville: Bellwether Publishing Company, 1983

1982 Kingsley, April (ed.), ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, San Francisco: The Art Museum Association, 1982

1981 Kingsley, April, ‘The New Spiritualism. Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, New York: Oscarsson Hood Gallery, 1981 (exh. cat.)
Thomas, Kathleen, Tucker, Marcia + [et al.], ‘The 1970s. New American Painting’, New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1981 (exh. cat.)

1979 Browning, Robert H., ‘Recent works by Manuel Hughes, William T. Williams and Jack Whitten. April 21 - May 19, 1979’, New York: Alternative Center for International Arts, 1979 (exh. cat.)

1976 Chance, Catherine, Hoving, Thomas + [et al.] (eds.), ‘Selected works by Black artists from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. April 14-June 14 1976’, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976 (exh. cat.)

1974 Dyer, Carlus, ‘Contemporary Reflections. 1971-1974’, New York: The American Federation of the Arts, Ridgefield: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1974 (exh. cat.)

1972 Price, Paxton P., ‘An Index to Black American Artists’, St. Louis: St. Louis Public Library, 1972

1971 Goldstein, Rhoda Lois (ed.), ‘Black Life and Culture in the United States’, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1971

1969 Alloway, Lawrence (ed.), ‘5 + 1. Frank Bowling, Melvin Edwards, Al Loving, William T. Williams, Daniel L. Johnson, Jack Whitten’, Stony Brook: SUNY Art Gallery, 1969 (exh. cat.)
Bauer, John H. (ed.), ‘1969 Annual Exhibition. Contemporary American Painting’, New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969, plate no. 133, ill. in b/w (exh. cat.)
Aiken, Richard S., Hildebrand, Lorraine (eds.), ‘Bibliography of Afro-American Print and Non-print Resources in Libraries of Pierce Country, Washington’, Tacoma: Tacoma College Library, 1969

Articles

2019 Ruthe, Ingeborg, ‘“Apps for Obama” als Mosaik Nationalgalerie zeigt erste Europa-Schau von Jack Whitten’, on: www.berliner-zeitung.de, Berlin, 1 April 2019, ill.
___, ‘Jack Whitten. 29 Mar - 1 Sep 2019 at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany’, on: www.wsimag.com, 30 March 2019, ill.
Völzke, Daniel, ‘Ich glaube an die Macht der Malerei’, on: www.monopol-magazin.de, Berlin, 29 March 2019, ill.
Schwabsky, Barry, ‘Listening to Paintings in the Silence of the Studio. The life and art of Jack Whitten’, on: www.thenation.com, New York, 19 March 2019, ill.
Abraham, Sarah, ‘Jack Whitten. Private Sculptures and Public Paintings’, on:www.vindevie.me, New York, 23 January 2019, ill.
Abraham, Sarah, ‘Jack Whitten. Every Shining Thing. In Memoriam’, on:www.vindevie.me, New York, 20 January 2019, ill.
Kastner, Jeffrey, ‘Negative Space’, in: Artforum, New York, vol. 57, no. 5, i1 January 2019, p. 89, ill.
2019

2018 Joyner, Pamela, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017. Art Aficionados Tell Us About the Most Memorable Show They Saw in 2018’, on: www.artnet.com, New York, 17 December 2018, ill.
Ober, Cara, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Our Top 20 Exhibitions Across the United States’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 19 December 2018, ill.
Viso, Olga, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017 at the Met Breuer.’ 15 More Globetrotting Art-World Figures Tell Us About the Best Shows They Saw in 2018’, on: www.artnet.com, New York, 19 December 2018, ill.
Feibelman, Beck, ‘Jack Whitten’s Sculptures Are a Revelation’, on: www.clydefitchreport.com, New York, 27 November 2018, ill.
Corwin, William, ‘Odyssey. Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963 – 2017’, on: www.brooklynrail.org, New York, 29 November 2018, ill.
Schwartz, Sanford, ‘The Secret Sculptor’, in: The New York Review of Books, New York, vol. 65, no. 19, 6 December 2018, ill.
Plagens, Peter, ‘‘Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture’ Review: Biography at the Forefront’, on: The Wall Street Journal, New York, 15 May 2018
Roberts, Luke, ‘More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979-1989’, onL Enclave Review, Cork, May 2018
Ober, Cara, ‘Artists and Curators Weigh In on Baltimore Museum’s move to Deaccession Works by White Men to Diversify Its Collection’, on; Hyperallergic, New York, 8 May 2018
Wecker, Menachem, ‘Jack Whitten: once mistaken for Gerhard Richter, now subject of major US survey shows’, on: The Art Newspaper, London, 25 April 2018
Thackara, Tess, ‘Jack Whitten’s Stunning Sculptural Debut Is a Must-See Show of 2018’, on: Artsy, New York, 20 April 2018
McCauley, Mary Carole, ‘In Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit, Jack Whitten’s sculptures explore the life of the renowned painter’, on: The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, 20 April 2018
Painter, Nell Irvin, ‘Gallery Walls: Black Power Art in Arkansas’, on: www.nybooks.com, New York, 2 April 2018
Miller, Leigh Anne, ‘Artworld’, in: Art in America, New York, March 2018, p. 128
Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘Stranger Tools’, in: Art in America’, New York, March 2018, pp. 66-75

(cont'd) Valentine, Victoria L., ‘New ART21 Film Documents Jack Whitten in the Studio Working on His Last Painting’, on: Culture Type, Silver Spring, 23 March 2018
Dafoe, Taylor, 'Watch a Video of the Late Artist Jack Whitten Working on His Final Painting: The film is the latest from the documentary series Art21', on: www.news.artnet.com, New York, 21 March 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., 'Auction Results: A Review of African American Art Featured in Sotheby's Fall 2017 Contemporary Auctions – Several Never Exhibited, Unseen for Decades', on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 4 March 2018
Miranda, Carolina A., 'Mark Bradford on making art in post-shock phase of the Trump era and how comics channel this moment', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 11 February 2018
Yau, John, 'Back When Painting Was Dead', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 11 February 2018
Yau, John, 'Thomas Nozkowski, a Master Improviser', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 4 February 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., 'The Month in African American Art: Here’s What Happened in January 2018', on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 1 February 2018
Shiff, Richard, 'The art and wisdom of Jack Whitten', on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, 30 January 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., 'Lines of Influence: Centennial Exhibition Explores Jacob Lawrence’s Connections with Artists Past and Present', on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 30 January 2018
Smee, Sebastian, 'Jack Whitten: once neglected artist lately the toast of the art world', on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington DC, 22 January 2018
Bourland, Ian, 'Jack Whitten (1939–2018)', on: frieze.com, London, 24 January 2018
___, 'Rediscovering Jack Whitten: Neglected artist's work finds new life in death', on: www.postguam.com, Samuning, 24 January 2018
Genzlinger, Neil, 'Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosities, Dies at 78', in: The New York Times, New York, 23 January 2018, p. B16
Kanjo, Kathryn, 'Beloved Painter Jack Whitten, as Remembered by Artists, Curators, and Gallerists', on: www.artsy.net, New York, 23 January 2018
Yau, John, 'Remembering Jack Whitten’s Vision and Conviction', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 23 January 2018
___, 'American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten dies', on: www.eluniversal.com.mx, Mexico City, 22 January 2018
___, 'American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78', on: www.jakartapost.com, Jakarta, 22 January 2018
Dafoe, Taylor, 'Painter Jack Whitten, an ‘Artist of Endless Inventiveness,’ Has Died at Age 78', on: news.artnet.com, New York, 22 January 2018
___, 'Décès de l'artiste américain Jack Whitten', on: culturebox.francetvinfo.fr, Paris, 22 January 2018
___, 'Jack Whitten, Bessemer-born painter and sculptor, dead at 78', on: www.al.com, Birmingham, 22 January 2018
___, 'Jack Whitten (1939–2018)', on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, 22 January 2018
___, 'Mort de Jack Whitten, peintre et sculpteur américain', on: www.lefigaro.fr, Paris, 22 January 2018
Völzke, Daniel, 'Jack Whitten died at the age of 78', on: www.monopol-magazin.de, Berlin, 22 January 2018
Greenberger, Alex, 'Jack Whitten, Beloved Painter of Abstract Cosmologies, Dies at 78', on: www.artnews.com, New York, 21 January 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., 'Jack Whitten, the Pioneering and Inventive Abstract Painter, Dies at 78', on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Springs, 21 January 2018

2017 Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Coming Soon: First-Ever Exhibition of Sculptures by Jack Whitten Opening at Baltimore Museum of Art in April 2018’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 13 December 2017
Forbes, Alexander, ‘What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 9 December 2017
Tully, Judd, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach Opens with a Bang’, on: robbreport.com, 7 December 2017
Gleadell, Colin, ‘Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi masks uneven market recovery’, on: www.telegraph.co.uk, London, 21 November 2017
Sargent, Antwaun, ‘The Obamas and the Inauguration of Black Painting’s New Golden Age In America’, on: theweeklychallenger.com, St. Petersburg, 3 November 2017
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Culture Talk: Arnold Lehman on Curating ‘American African American,’ a Selling Exhibition at Phillips London’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 1 November 2017
‘Jack Whitten’, in: Vanity Fair, New York, November 2017, p. 23
Pes, Javier, ‘Jack Whitten Will Have a Major Survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Next Year’, on: news.artnet.com, New York, 20 October 2017
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Soul of a Nation: Jack Whitten on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and ‘the Political’ in His Abstract Paintings’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 12 October 2017
‘Jack Whitten at Hauser & Wirth, London’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 10 October 2017
Schachter, Kenny, ‘Sculduggery, Weak Bladders, and the Wrath of the Schnabel: Kenny Schachter on Frieze London 2017’, on: news.artnet.com, New York, 10 October 2017
Gleadell, Colin, ‘A Week of Belated Recognition,’ in: The Daily Telegraph, London, 3 October 2017, p. 23
Frankel, Eddy, ‘Jack Whitten 1979-1989: More Dimensions Than You Know’, in: Time Out, London, 2 October 2017
Gebremedhin, Thomas, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York, September 2017, p. 136
Whitten, Jack, ‘Artist Jack Whitten’s Favorite Things’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 26 September 2017
‘Jack Whitten reveals a Chuck Berry painting is in the works’, on: theartnewspaper.com, London, 26 September 2017
R.C., ‘The Guardian, Guide’, in: The Guardian, London, 23 September 2017, p. 33
Barnard, Imelda, ‘Wrestling with ancient Rome, Plus: Jack Whitten’s first solo exhibition in the UK, Lisson Gallery’s 50th birthday, and Willem de Kooning’s late paintings’, on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, 22 September 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Artworks at Hauser & Wirth London’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 19 September 2017
Durón, Maximilíano, Alex Greenberger, ‘See What the Top 200 Collectors Bought in the Past Year’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 11 September 2017
Mester, Amanda, ‘National Tour of African Diaspora Kicks Off at Ogden Museum,’ on: www.offbeat.com, New Orleans, 8 September 2017
Rosenfeld, Jason, ‘Blue Black: Curated by Glenn Ligon’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 7 September 2017
Thackara, Tess, ‘At the Brooklyn Museum, Tracing the History of Lynching in America’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 1 September 2017
Mitter, Siddhartha, ‘Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, at the Brooklyn Museum’, on: www.thevillagevoice.com, New York, 29 August 2017
Cotter, Holland, ‘Genn Ligon Rethinks the Color Line in the Show ‘Blue Black’‘, in: The New York Times, New York, 11 August 2017, p. C13
‘Allan Stone Projects at Expo Chicago 2017’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 7 August 2017
Ayers, Robert, ‘A conversation with Glenn Ligon’, on: ocula.com, St. Louis, 27 July 2017
‘’Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ at Tate Modern, London’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 24 July 2017
Prodger, Michael, ‘Soul of a Nation: A revelatory exhibition telling the story of black art’, on: www.newstatesman.com, London, 14 July 2017
Pickford, James, ‘‘Black Power’ exhibition opens at London’s Tate Modern’, on: www.ft.com, London, 13 July 2017
Whitten, Jack, ‘Art in the Age of Black Power’, in: Tate ETC, London, May 2017, p. 50
Victoria, Valentine L., ‘Skowhegan Honors Studio Museum, Artists William T. Williams, Jack Whitten’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 28 April 2017
Shiff, Richard, ‘Blur and Fuzz’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 April 2017
Scott, Izabella, ‘These Artists Show Why Our Most Creative Years Often Come after 60’, on: artsy.net, New York, 31 March 2017
Krasinki, Jennifer, ‘Paint it Black: Jack Whitten’s Adventure’s in Abstraction’, on: thevillagevoice.com, New York, 14 March 2017
Traps, Yevgenia, ‘Quantum Wall: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: theparisreview.org, New York, 1 March 2017
Rhodes, Jason, ‘Jack Whitten’ on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 March 2017
‘Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray opens at Rose Art Museum’, on: artfixdaily.com, Mexico City, 20 February 2017
Shea, Christopher D. ‘Recovered Iraqi Art at the Venice Biennale’, in: The New York Times, New York, 20 February 2017, p. C3
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Quantum Leap’, in: Cultured Magazine, Miami, February/March 2017, pp. 208-211
Yau, John, ‘Jack Whitten’s Walls’, on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 19 February 2017
Earnest, Jarret, ‘JACK WHITTEN with Jarrett Earnest’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 February 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Selected Works at Hauser & Wirth’, on: blouinartinfo.com, New York, 27 January 2017
‘Rose Art Museum Announces Spring Exhibitions, FRED EVERSLEY, TOMMY HARTUNY, LOUISENEVELSON, 2/17-6/11’, on: broadwayworld.com, New York, 18 January 2017
‘Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynolds’ diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach’, on: wallpaper.com, London, 3 January 2017

2016 ‘You’re Reliable Cheat Sheet for Art World News’, in: Modern Painters, New York, Winter 2016/2017, pp. 30
Yau, John, ‘Better Late Than Never’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 16 October 2016 ‘Jack Whitten – Why I Paint’, on: www.phaidon.com, New York NY, 26 September 2016
Smee, Sebastian, ‘Unfurling and saluting a legacy at Rose Art Museum’, on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 19 September 2013
Bencks, Jarret, ‘Jack Whitten: ‘My paintings teach me how to live’‘, on: www.brandeis.edu, Waltham, 22 May 2016
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Hauser & Wirth Announces Its Representation of Painter Jack Whitten’, on: www.culturetype.com, 16 April 2016
Greenberger, Alex, ‘Hauser & Wirth Adds Jack Whitten to Its Roster, Plans Show for Spring 2017’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 15 April 2016

2015 Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Jack Whitten’, on: www.artforum.com, New York, 20 October 2015, ill.
Abbe, Mary, ‘Unmasked: All-American art of Jack Whitten opens at Walker Art Center’, on: www.startribune.com, Minneapolis, 14 September 2015
Mumford, Tracy, ‘In the abstract: 50 years of Jack Whitten’s art’, on: www.mprnews.com, Minneapolis, 11 September 2015, ill.
Shiff, Richard, ‘Cliché and a lack of feeling: Richard Shiff explains why critics have failed painting’, on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 5 June 2015
Winant, Carmen, ‘Jack Whitten: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’, in Frieze Magazine, New York, May 2015, p. 222

2014 Knight, Christopher, ‘Three art shows in San Diego recall abstraction’s prominence’, on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 22 December 2014
Whitten, Jack, ‘Edward Clark by Jack Whitten’, on: bombmagazine.org, New York, 2 June 2014
Lax, Thomas J., ‘From New York, Southward: A Counter Memorial’, in: Mousse, Milan, June 2014, pp. 230 – 235
Chute, James, ‘Retrospective illuminates Jack Whitten’s genius’, on: www.sandiegouniontribune.com, San Diego, 17 October
2014
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘Black Abstraction: Not a Contradiction’, in: ARTnews, New York, June 2014, pp. 62 – 71
Baker, R C., ‘Beautiful and Violent Art from the Civil Rights Movement at New Brooklyn Museum Show Witness’, on: www.villagevoice.com, New York, 9 April 2014
Cotter, Holland, ‘Battle Lines for Change: ‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, at the Brooklyn Museum’, in: The New York Times, New York, 21 March 2014, p. 23
Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Witness’, i: Artforum, New York, March 2014, ill.

2013 Williams, Gregory, ‘Review of Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971 – 1973’, in: Artforum, New York, December 2013, pp. 267 – 268
Dawson, Jessica, ‘Expressive Abstractions: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York, 4 October 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Art in Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 3 October 2013, p. 30, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, ‘Unfurling and saluting a legacy at Rose Art Museum’, on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 19 September 2013
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York, 11 September 2013, pp. 21 – 23
Johnson, Ken, ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, in: The New York Times, New York, 12 July 2013, p. 23
Micchelli, Thomas, ‘Painting on the Cusp: Abstraction of the 1980s’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 6 July 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Beyond the ‘Palace’, an International Tour in One City’, in: The New York Times, New York, 5 June 2013, p. 1
Dailey, Meghan, ‘Savannah, Georgia, Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York, May 2013
Chayka, Kyle, ‘In Painting We Discover Demons; If We Don’t Exorcise Them They Devour Your Ass!’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 20 February 2013
Battaglia, Andy, ‘Committing Abstract Thoughts To Canvas’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 6 February 2013

2012 Ise, Claudine, ‘Phantom Limb exhibition at MCA not at all what it sounds like’, on: www.chicagotribune.com, Chicago, 27 June 2012
Mendelsohn, John, ‘Five from Five, A Sampling of Painting in New York City’, in: dArt International, Toronto, Summer 2012, pp. 1 – 2
Kuo, Michelle, ‘Jack Whitten: A Portfolio’, in: Artforum, New York NY, February 2012, pp. 184 – 195

2011 Kley, Elisabeth, ‘Jack Whitten: From Garbage to Gems’, on: www.artnet.com, New York NY, 15 September 2011

2009 Moyer, Carrie, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, October 2009
Welish, Marjorie, ‘Breaking and Entering’, on: www.observer.com, New York, 24 September 2009
Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, ‘Prefers Not to Be Called a Painter’, in: Art & Antiques, Wilmington, 2009, pp. 66 – 70

2008 Auslander, Philip, ‘Review’, in: Artforum, New York, September 2008
Ostrow, Saul, ‘Process, Image and Elegy’, in: Art in America, New York, April 2008, pp. 148 – 153, 188

2007 Mack, Joshua, ‘Review’, in: Time Out New York, 18 October 2007
___, ‘Review’, on: www.newyorker.com, New York, 15 October 2007
Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘It’s Not Made by Great Men’, in Art in America, New York, September 2007, pp. 61 – 66
Storr, Robert, ‘Jack Whitten with Robert Storr’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, September 2007
Roth, Richard, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967 – 1975’, in: Art Papers, Atlanta, January – February 2007

2006 Cotter, Holland, ‘Energy and Abstraction at the Studio Museum Harlem’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 7 April 2006

1997 Horodner, Stuart, ‘The F Word.’, in: New Observations, Issue 114, New York, Spring 1997, pp. 2 – 4

1995 Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘Full Circle’, in Art in America, New York, May 1995

1994 Goldsmith, Kenneth, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Bomb Magazine, New York, Summer 1994

1992 Johnson, Ken, ‘Jack Whitten at Horodner Romley’, in: Art in America, New York, October 1992, p. 146
Cotter, Holland, ‘Art in Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 26 June 1992
Raynor, Vivien, ‘Works by a Vanished Bolivian Painter’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 5 April 1992
Siegel, Jeanne, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Tema Celeste, Milan, 1992, p. 88

1991 ___, ‘Los cuatro jinetes del arte estadounidense’, in: Arte y Espectaculos, Madrid, 20 May 1991, pp. 54 – 55
Pilkington, Muriel, ‘Show of major Afro-American artists opens today in la Rinconada museum’, in: The Daily Journal, 19 May 1991, p. 19
___, ‘Arte afro-americano’, in: El Universal, Caracas, 18 May 1991
Myers, Terry R., ‘Tyrone Mitchell/Jack Whitten’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March 1991
Simmer, William, ‘Collage Is a Thing with Seams’, in: Collage: New Applications, New York, March – May 1991
Zabel, Barbara, ‘Collage As Modernist Aesthetic: The Inception of Collage in America’, in: Collage: New Applications, New York, March – May 1991

1990 Raynor, Vivien, ‘In 2 Shows, a Strong Tactile Quality’, in: The New York Times, New York, 30 December 1990
Brenson, Michael, ‘New Curator at Modern Challenges Convention’, in: The New York Times, New York, 28 December 1990

1989 Colby, Joy Hakanson, ‘Exhibits’, on: www.detroitnews.com, Detroit, 12 May 1989, p. 8
Miro, Marsha, ‘Eye on Art: N’Namdi Gallery’, on: www.freep.com, Detriot, 10 May 1989

1984 Grant, Will, ‘Opposing forces in Jack Whitten’s art’, in: ARTSPEAK, Vancouver, October 1984

1975 Smith, Roberta, ‘Review’, in: Artforum, New York, January 1975, p. 62

1974 Schjeldah, Peter, ‘Jack Whitten at the Whitney’, in Art in America, New York, November – December 1974
Russell, John, ‘Art: Manguin, Matisse and Fate’, in: The New York Times, New York, 31 August 1974

1973 Goldberg, Lenore, ‘A Renewal of Possibilities’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March, 1973

1972 Bowling, Frank, ‘Revisions: Color and Recent Painting’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, February 1972, pp. 46, 49

1970 Ryan, Susan E., ‘Whitten at Alan Stone’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, April 1970, p. 66

1969 ___, ‘Review’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March 1969, p. 64
___, ‘Review’, in: ARTnews, New York, February 1969, p. 69
Raynor, Vivien, ‘Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 10 February 1969

Audiovisuals

2014 Zeppers Film & TV, ‘The Next Big Thing’, Frank van den Engel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014 (DVD)

Selected Images

Installation view, ‘Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017’, The Met Breuer, New York NY, 2018

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