Biography

Chuck Close

Born

1940

Monroe, WA. Currently resides in New York, NY.

Education

1958‑1960

Everett Community College, WA
1961 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
1962‑64 Yale University, New Haven, CT. B.F.A 1963, M.F.A, 1964

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2008

"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2007 "FRAMED - The Art of the Portrait" Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON
"Not For Sale" P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
"Chuck Close: Self-Portrait/Scribble/Etching Portfolio 2000" Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
"Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something" Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
"Chuck Close: Paintings 1968-2006" Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
"Chuck Close – Pinturas" Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2006 "Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something" Aperture Gallery, NY
"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
"Chuck Close: Self Portraits 1967–2005" Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
"Chuck Close: Self Portraits" High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA
"Self Portrait: Renaissance To Contemporary" Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2005 "Chuck Close: Self Portraits 1967–2005" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
"Self Portrait: Renaissance To Contemporary" National Portrait Gallery, London, England
"Chuck Close: Self Portraits 1967–2005" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
"Chuck Close: Recent Paintings" Pace Wildenstein 25
"Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art" Pace Wildenstein 25
2003 "Chuck Close" White Cube, London (England)
2002 "Recent Works: Paintings and Daguerreotypes" Pace Wildenstein 25
2001 "Chuck Close - Self Portraits 1967-2001" Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Chuck Close: New Work" Pace Wildenstein Greene St
"Chuck Close" Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
"Chuck Close" Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
1998 "Chuck Close" Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
"Chuck Close" Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Chuck Close" MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1995 "Chuck Close: Recent Paintings" Pace Wildenstein Greene St
"Chuck Close: Recent Paintings" Pace Wildenstein LA
"Drawings" Pace Wildenstein 57
1994 "Installing the Lens and Other Therny Jobs" Pace Gallery, New York, NY
1993 "Personal Imagery," Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
Pace Gallery, New York, NY
1992 "Prints from Pace," Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Exhibition of Works by New Members, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York,. NY
1991 "Large Scale Works On Paper," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Artist's Choice/Chuck Close Head-On/The Modern Portrait,"
"Curator and exhibitor, The Museum of Modern Art," NY
1990 "Je est un Autre," Galeria Comicos, Portugal, Spain
"Prints of the Eighties," Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Bank of America Concourse Gallery, New York, NY
"Prints Made at Crown Point Press," Tate Gallery, London
"Art That Happens To Be Photography," Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1989 "Coming of Age: Twenty One Years of Collecting...," Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
"Robert Bechtle, Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Malcolm
Morley and Sigmar Polke," Pat Hearn Gallery, NY
1988 "Multiple Realities," Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
"Six Heads," Brody's Gallery, Washington, D.C.
"The Figure in American Art Since Mid‑Century,"
John Szoke Gallery, New York, NY
"Altered Images," Penson Gallery, New York, NY
1987 "Monsters: The Phenomena of Dispassion," Barbara Toll Fine Arts, NY
"Contemporary Works on Paper," Vivian Horan Gallery, NY
"Prints from Presses," University Art Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
"Master Graphics," Hokin Gallery, New York, NY
1986 "Nude, Naked, Stripped," Hayden Gallery, M.I.T, Cambridge, MA
"The Real Big Picture," The Queens Museum, Queens, NY
"Big and Small," Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"The Changing Likeness: Twentieth Century Portrait Drawings," Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, NY
"Philadelphia Collects Art Since 1940," Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
"70's into 80's," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
"New Etchings," Pace Editions, NY
1985‑86 "Self‑Portrait: The Photographer's Persona," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1985 "37th Annual Purchase Exhibition," American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
"American Realism: The Precise Image," Isetan Museum of Art,
Tokyo; Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan
1984 "Drawings by Contemporary American Figurative Artists," Maryland Institute College of Art, MD
"Drawings 1974‑84," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
"The First Show: Painting and Sculpture Eight Collections,1940‑1980," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
"The Modern Art of the Print: Selections from the Collection of Lois and Michael Torf," Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
"The New Portrait," The Institute for Art and Urban Research, Long Island City, NY
1983 "American Super‑Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection," Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL
"Photographic Visions by Martha Alf, Chuck Close, Robert Cumming, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha," Los Angeles
Center for Photographic Studies, CA
1982 "Black and White," Leo Castelli Gallery, NY
1982 "Great Big Drawings," Hayden Gallery, M.I.T, Cambridge, MA
"Homo Sapiens: the Many Images," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"Surveying the Seventies," the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Making Paper," American Craft Museum, NY
"Momentbild: Kunstlerphotographie," Kestner-Gessellschaft, Hanover, West Germany
"Photo‑Realisme dix ans apres," Galerie Isy Brachot, Paris, France
1981‑82 "American Prints: Process and Proof," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Inside/Out, Self Beyond Likeness," Sullivan Gallery, Newport
Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
1981 "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960," The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
"Drawings from Georgia Collections: 19th and 20th Century," The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
"Seven Photorealists from NY Collections," The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
"Inaugural Gala," The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
"20 Artists: Yale School of Art 1950‑1970," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1980‑81 "American Painting of the Sixties and Seventies," Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Columbus
Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
1980 "Printed Art: A View of Two Decades," Museum of Modern Art, NY
"American Figure Painting," The Chrylser Museum, Norfolk, VA
"American Portraiture Drawings," National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
"Aspects of the 70's: Directions in Realism," Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
"First Person Singular: Recent Self‑Portraiture," Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NY
"Printed Art: A View of Two Decades," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Self Portraits: An Exhibition of Art on View at the Seagram Building, New York, NY
"Ten American Artists from Pace," Wildenstein and Company, London, England
"The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection,"
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1979 "Documents, Drawings and Collages: Fifty American Works on Paper from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Paine," Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
"Copie Conforme?" Musée National d'art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1978 "American Painting of the 1970's," Albright‑Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"Eight Artists," Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
"Late Twentieth Century Art," Anderson Gallery, VA
1977 "A View of A Decade," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
"Documenta 6," Kassel, West Germany
"Paris‑NY," Musée Nationale d'art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"1977 Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Works on Paper," Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg, West Germany
"Works on Paper II," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1976 "American Artists: A New Decade," Whitney Museum, Fort Worth Art Museum, TX; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Grand Rapids Museum, MI
"American Master Drawings and Watercolors (Works on Paper from Colonial Times to Present)," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Drawing Now," The Museum of Modern Art, NY
"Modern Portraits: The Self and Others," Wildenstein Gallery, New York, NY
"Seventy‑Second American Exhibition," Art Institute of Chicago, IL
"The Photographer and the Artist," Sidney Janis Gallery, NY
"Richard Artschwager, Chuck Close, Joe Zucker," Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1975 "Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of the 60's and 70's: The Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
1974 "ARS '74," Atheneum, the Fine Arts Academy of Finland, Helsinki
"Art 5, '74," Basel, Switzerland
"Hyperrelaists Americains: Realistes Europeens," Centre National de l'art Contemporain, Paris, France
"Kijken Naar de Wekelijkheld," Museum Boymans‑van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
"Projekt 74," Wallraf‑Richartz Museum,Cologne, West Germany
"Three Relists: Close,Estes, Raffael," Worcester Art Museum, MA
"11th Tokyo Biennale," Japan
1973 "Aachen International," Edinburgh Festival, Royal Scottish Academy, Scotland
"American Art: Third‑Quarter Century," Seattle Art Museum, WA
"American Drawings, 1963‑1973," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Art Conceptuel et Hyperrealiste, Ludwig Collection," Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
"Ein Grosses Jahrzehnt Amerikansicher Kunst," Ludwig Collection, Cologne/Aachen, West Germany
"Grandes Maitres Hyperrealistes Americains," Galerie des Quatre Movements, Paris, France
"Hyperrealisme," Galerie Isy Branchot, Brussels, Belgium
"Kunstanch Wirkichkeit," Kunstverein Hannover, West Germany
"Photorealism: The Ludwig Collection," Serpentine Gallery, London, England
"The Emerging Real," Storm King Art Cente Mountainville, NY
"The Super‑Realist Vision," de Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA
1971 "Prospect '71," Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany
"Colossal Scale," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
"Documenta 5," Kassel, West Germany
"Eight NY Painters," Berkeley Museum, University of California
"Hyperrealistes Americaines," Galerie des Quatre Mouvementes, Paris, France
"1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Paintings," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1970 "Klischee und Antiklischee," Neue Galerie, Aachen, West Germany
Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
"22 Realists," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1987 "Chuck Close: Polaroids," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"Chuck Close: Drawings 1974‑1986," The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
1986 "Chuck Close: Maquettes," Pace/McGill Gallery, NY
"Chuck Close: Recent Works," The Pace Gallery, NY
1985 "Chuck Close: Works on Paper," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
"Exhibition of Chuck Close," Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Chuck Close Photographs," Pace/McGill Gallery, NY
"Chuck Close: Large Scale Photographs," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Chuck Close: Recent Work," The Pace Gallery, NY
1982 California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, CA
1980‑81 Major Retrospective, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN;
St.Louis Art Museum, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1979 Kunstaum, Munich, West Germany
The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Wadsworth Atheneaum, Hartford, CT
1977 The Pace Gallery, NY
1976 Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1975 Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, IN
Bykert Gallery, New York, NY
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita StateUniversity, KS
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
1973 Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1971 Bykert Gallery, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Bykert Gallery, New York, NY
1967 Art Gallery, University of MA, Amherst, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007

"The Shape of Time" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
"StereoVision" University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2006 "Over Under Sideways Down, Backwards Forwards Square" Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
"Le mouvement des images" Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
"Likeness - Portraits of Artists by Other Artists" Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2005 "Crown Point Press - The Art of Etching" The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
"The Fluidity of Time - Selections from the MCA Collection" Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 "About Face" - Photographic Portraits from the Collection The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Pop Art & Minimalismus - The Serial Attitude" Albertina, Vienna
"Likeness - Portraits of Artists by Other Artists" CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 "Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration," Art Museum of the University of Houston, TX
2000 "Media Metaphor" - The 46th Biennial Exhibition The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1996 The Art Insitute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1993 "A Print Project BY Chuck Close," Tatyana Grosman Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1992 "Recent Paintings," Pace Gallery, New York, NY
1991 "Artist's Choice: Chuck Close/Head-on/the Modern Portrait," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Contemporary Woodblock Prints From Crown Point Press, The Leif E. Johnson Memorial Exhibition," Edison Community College, Fort Meyers, FL
1989 "Chuck Close Paints," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut
"Chuck Close: Editions," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1988 Pace Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Pace Wildenstein 57
1969 "1969 Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," Whitney

Awards and Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting
Fulbright Grant to Vienna, Austria

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Atheneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum Boymans‑van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Neue Gallery, Aachen, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN