Biography

Robert Colescott

Born

1925

Oakland California. Died in 2009.

Education

1949

BA, UC Berkeley
1952 MFA, UC Berkeley

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010

"“Robert Colescott: Works on Paper from the 1970s", Kravets/Wehby, New York
2008 “Robert Colescott: Works on Paper”, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
2007 “Robert Colescott: Troubled Goods: A Ten Year Survey (1997-2007)”, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Works", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, September 16–October 28, 2000
"Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Feb 11–Mar 25
"Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings, 1987–1997", United States Pavilion, 47th Venice Biennale, Italy
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, University of California Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999 "Robert Colescott" Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
"Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Robert Colescott: Paintings", Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, April–June
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, January–February
1997 "Robert Colescott: Works on Paper", Van Every Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Cline LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, July–September
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
"Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch", Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
African American Museum, Dallas, TX
1995 Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1994 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1993 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
G.R. N'nambi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1991 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO, February
1990 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Oct 3–Nov 13
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 6–Dec 6
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, March
10 Works on Paper, Overholland Museum, Amsterdam, April–July, 1990, Individual Gallery in Group Show, "Black USA"
1989 Recent Paintings, University of Texas, El Paso, September–October
Recent Paintings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA July–August
"Robert Colescott, A Retrospective,"
The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, June–July
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1988 "The Eye of the Beholder: Recent Work By Robert Colescott,"
Modlin Fine Arts Center, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, October
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1987 "Robert Colescott: A Retrospective, 1975–1986,"
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, and Traveling Exhibition
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The New Museum, New York, NY
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, Drawings, San Francisco, CA
"A Gift of Time," Roswell Museum and Art Center, 20th Anniversary of The Artist-in Residence Program, March 8–August 16th

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006

"Expressing Identity - American Prints Since 1980" Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2005 "The Other Mainstream" - Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weith
ASUART - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2003 "American Tableaux - Many Voices, Many Stories" MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
"Black is a Color - African-American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art" The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2002 "Material World - From Lichtenstein to Viola" 25 Years of The Fabric Workshop and Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Sydney, NSW
2001 "A Work in Progress" - Selections from the New Museum Collection New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
"Issues of Identity in Recent Contemporary American Art" Illinois State University, Normal, Il
"Looking Forward Looking Black" Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
"Rhapsody - Selections from Valley Collections" ASUART - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2000 "The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration" San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1998 "A Portrait Of Our Times: An Introduction to the Logan Collection" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1997 Venice Biennale