Ellen Gallagher

Born in Providence RI, 1965

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

Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands and New York NY

Solo Exhibitions

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles CA
Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

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

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

Gagosian Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, New York NY

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

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

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

Freud Museum, ‘Ellen Gallagher. Ichthyosaurus’ (incl. films with Edgar Cleijne), London, England
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Ellen Gallagher: Murmur and DeLuxe’, Miami FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Ellen Gallagher: DeLuxe’, New York NY

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

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

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

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

Anthony d’Offay Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, London, England

Mario Diacono Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, Boston MA
Galerie Max Hetzler, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, Berlin, Germany

Gagosian Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, New York NY
Ikon Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, Birmingham, England

Anthony d’Offay Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, London, England
Mary Boone Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, New York NY

Mario Diacono Gallery, ‘Ellen Gallagher’, Boston MA

Group Exhibitions

Whitechapel Gallery, ‘Material Desires’, London, England
Columbia University Wallach Art Gallery, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse and Beyond, New York NY

Frans Hals Museum, ‘A Global Table’, Haarlem, Netherlands
Torquay Museum, ‘The Tale’, Torquay, England
Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, ‘Diaspora Platform’, Venice, Italy
Wiels, ‘The Absent Museum’, Brussels, Belgium
Sprüth Magers, ‘Power’, Los Angeles CA
Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, ‘The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest’, Warsaw, Poland
Mrac – Musée régional d’art contemporain, ‘La vie aquatique’, Sérignan, France
Royal Academy London, ‘Summer Exhibition’, London, England
Carnegie Museum of Art, ’20/20’, Pittsburgh PA

The Broad, ‘Creature’, Brussels, Belgium
International Print Center, ‘Black Pulp!’, New York NY
ICA Boston, ‘First Light. The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women’, Boston MA
Bruce Museum, ‘Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections’, Greenwich CT
Musée du quai Branly, ‘The Color Line: African-American Artists and Civil Rights’, Paris, France
Pace Gallery, ‘Blackness in Abstraction’, New York NY
University Art Museum, University at Albany, ‘Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene’, Albany NY
Vancouver Art Gallery, ‘MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture’, Vancouver, Canada
Yale University School of Art, ‘Black Pulp!’, New Haven CT
Denver Art Museum, ‘Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out’, Denver CO
Ackland Art Museum, ‘Racial Violence and Resilience: Questions and Currents in African American Art’, Chapel Hill NC

S.M.A.K, ‘The Bottom Line’, Ghent, Belgium
Magazin4, ‘Das Als-ob-Prinzip’, Bregenz, Austria
Istanbul Modern, ‘Saltwater. 14th Istanbul Biennial’, Istanbul, Turkey
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, ‘Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk and the Hood Museum of Art’, Hanover NH
Haus der Kunst, ‘Random Sampling – Painting from the Goetz Collection’, Munich, Germany
Goodman Gallery, ‘Speaking Back’, Cape Town, South Africa
56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, ‘All the World’s
Futures’, Venice, Italy
Montclair Art Museum, ‘Come as You Are. Art of the 1990s’, Montclair NJ
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, ‘Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe’, Andover, MA
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, ‘This Is No Less Curious:
Journeys Through the Collection’, Ithaca NY
The New Art Gallery Walsall, ‘FOUND’, Walsall, England
MK Gallery, ‘How to Construct a Time Machine’, Milton Keynes, England

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

The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘In the Cut’, Southbank AU
Manchester Museum, ‘Coral: Something Rich and Strange’, Minneapolis MN
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘The Shadows Took Shape’, New York NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MOMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Stranger in the Village’, New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Black Belt’, New York NY
La Biennale di Venezia, ‘56th International Art Exhibition. Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of the Viewer’, Venice, Italy
Borusan Culture and Art Center, ‘Copy it, steal it, share it’, Istanbul, Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards / Grants

Medal of Honor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

American Academy Award in Art

Joan Mitchell Fellowship

MacDowell Colony NH

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

Travelling Scholars’ Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Ann Gund Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan ME

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