Biography

Mary Heilmann

Born

1940

San Francisco, CA. Currently lives in New York.

Education

1962

University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A.
1967 University of California at Berkeley, M.A.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY (retrospective)
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH (retrospective)
2007 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX (retrospective)
Orange County Museum, Newport Beach CA (retrospective)
2006 Hauser & Wirth, 'Saturday Night Kiss', Zurich/CH
Crown Point Gallery, 'Mary Heilmann: New Etchings', San Francisco CA
2005 303 Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Hauser & Wirth London, London
2003 Secession, 'Mary Heilmann, All Tomorrow's Parties', Vienna
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, 'Mary Heilmann, The Architecture of Heaven', Dublin
2002 American Fine Arts, New York, NY
Kenny Schachter Gallery, 'Mary Heilmann Home', New York, NY
2001 Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Camden Arts Centre, London
2000 Oldenburger Kunstverein, 'Mary Heilmann, Malerei', Oldenburg
Galleria Marabini, 'Mary Heilmann', Bologna, Italy
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 'Mary Heilmann' – Jessica Stockholder', St. Gallen
1999 Galerie Hauser & Wirth, 'Mary Heilmann', Zurich
1998 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Johnson County Community, 'Selected Works, 1978-1998', Overland Park, KS
1997 Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"This and That", Stifung fur konstructive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
"Modern Art: Painting and Works on Paper", Wolfgang Hausler, Munich, Germany
Galerie Stadpark, Krems, Austria
1995 "Works on Paper", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1994 Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
M Galerie, Bochum, Germany
"Greatest Hits", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1993 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Green Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne
Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Hilman Holland Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gallery Mukai, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1983 The Clocktower, New York, NY
Daniel Weinberg, San Francisco, CA
1981 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Holly Solomon Editions, New York, NY
1980 Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Germany
1979 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Wallner Fersens, Malmo, Sweden
Daniel Weinberg, San Francisco, CA
1978 Galerie Wallner Fersens, Malmo, Sweden
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1974 Gallery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
1973 Henri Gallery, Washington D.C.
1972 Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY
1971 Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY
1970 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

2008

“Present Tense,” Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2006 "POPulence", Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, North Carolina
"Infinite Painting - Contemporary Painting and Global Realism", Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
"High Times, Hard Times: NY Painting 1965-75", Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC; American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, D.C.
"Painting's Edge", Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
2005 "Drunk vs. Stoned", Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
"Loveparade 1", Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
"POPulence", Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
MOCA, Cleveland, OH
"Post-Modern", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
"The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005", Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Toronto
"Extreme Abstraction", Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"The Painted World", PS1, Long Island City, New York
"The Early Show", White Columns, New York, Curated by the General Store, Milwaukee
2004 "Masters of the Obvious" Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
"North Fork/ South Fork: East End Art Now", Southhampton, NY
Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY
Grenzuberchreitung, Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, Germany
2003 "ON", Galerie Renos Xippas, Athens
"There is no land but the land (up there is just a sea of possibilities)", Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002 "Ten Years Galerie Hauser & Wirth", Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
"Farbe!" Huasler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
"Art Downtown: New York Painting and Sculpture", 48 Wall Street, New York, NY
"Objects of Desire", Jan Abrams Fine Arts, New York, NY
"House of Fiction", Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gall, Switzerland
2001 "Mary Heilmann – Joanne Greenbaum", Greengrassi Gallery, London, GB
"Shadow Dancing: 1975-79", D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
"Part Two (1988-1994)", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
"Liquid Properties", Cheim & Read, New York, NY
2000 "The Artist as Curator: Helmut Federle, Georgia O'Keefe, Myron Sout, Marcia Hafif, Mary Heilmann, Haken Rehenberg, Robert Mangold, Blinky Palermo, Howard Hodgkin," Galerie Nachst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Veinna
"Jessica Stockholder/Mary Heilmann (Gemailde aus der Sammlung Hauser und Wirth)' St. Gall, Switzerland
Das Gedachnis der Maerei", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
1999 "Cosmogram", Galerie Marabini, Bolgna, Italy
1998 "Sea Change", The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
"Small Paintings", Cheim & Reed, New York, NY
1997 "Drawing and Painting", Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
American Women Artists of the Seventies, Jan Abrams Fine Art, New York, NY
"Display", Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Systematic", Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
"After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970", Sung Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
"Mary Heilmann, Joan Jonas, Jutta Koether, Monique Prieto", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
"Kunstlerlnnen: 50 Positionen zeitgenossischer internationaler Kunst', cur. Edelbert Kob, Bregenz
"Abstraction/Abractions", Musee 'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne
1996 The Flying Saucer Project, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
"Leap of Faith: Gregory Amenoff, Mary Heilmann, Gary Stephan, Michael Volanakis", National Arts Club, New York, NY
"Abstraction: Conditional Geometries", Musee d'art Moderne de St. Etienne, St. Etienne, France
"Order/Disorder", David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
"Abstraits Practiques", Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
"A Grapefruit in the World of Park", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
"Malerie II", Monika Purth, Cologne, Germany
"Passage a l'acte", Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
"Nuevas Abstracciones", Centro d'arte contemporaneo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1995 "Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
"Mary Heilmann & Elizabeth Cannon", Cristenrose Gallery, New York, NY
"Blue", Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Critiques of Pure Abstraction", traveling exhibition organzied and circulated by Independent Curators Inc., New York, NY
"All About Edges", Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
"Works on Paper", Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
"Karo Dame. Konstruktive, Konkrete und Radikale Konzepte von Frauen von 1914 bis heute", cur.Beat Wismer, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
1994 "Mary Heilmann/Jene Highstein", Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, D.C.
"About Color", Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
"Abstract Works on Paper", Robert Miller Gallery, NY
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY
"Embraceable You: Current Abstractions", Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL
"Reveillon '94", Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York
1993 "Supervision", Raume fur neue Kunst, Wuppertal, Germany
"New American Abstraction: The Conscious Gesture", Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
"The Broken Mirror", Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria and Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. Curated by Kaspar Konig and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
"Future Perfect", University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
"Italia-America: L'Astrazione Fidefinita", Museo di Stato, San Marino, Italy
"The Return of the Exquisite Cadavre", Travelled to; The Drawing Center, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; The American Center, Paris, France.
"Future Perfect. Lili Dujourie, Ann Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Pello Irazu, Vladimir kokolia, Svetlana Kopystiansky, Brigitte Kowanz, Langlads & Bell, Walter Obholzer, Elamr Trenkwalder, Gunter Umberg", cur. Dan Cameron, Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst/Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
1992 "A-Geometry", Michael Kline Gallery, New York, NY
"Not Men", TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Bedroom Pictures", Asher Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Organized by Terry Myers
"On Condition - Painting Between Abstraction and Representation", Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (with Jack Pierson and Jessica Stockholder)
"Martha Diamond, Mary Heilmann, Harriet Korman and Bernard Piffaretti: Painting", Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
"Slow Art - Painting in NY Now", P.S. 1 Museum, Brooklyn, NY
"Shades of Difference (The Feminine in Abstract Painting)", Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1991 "J.F.K.: In Memorium, Mythology, and Denial", Renee Fotouhi Fine Art East, East Hampton, New York
"Stubborn Painting, Now and Then", Max Protech, New York, NY
"The New Abstractions", Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
"New Editions", Pace Prints, New York, NY
1990 "Geometric Abstractions", Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"The Ends of Painting, The Edges of Abstraction", Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Mary Boocheever, David Diao, Stephen Ellis, Mary Heilmann, Ika Huber, Stephen Westfall", Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ohio University School of Art, Athens, OH
1989 "Expressive Abstractions", Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston Gallery 1709, St. Louis, Missouri
"Restructure/Subverting the Grid", New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
"The Whitney Biennial", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
"Diagrams and Surrogates", Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, NY
"Abstract Options", University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
1988 "A Debate on Abstraction", Hunter College Art Gallery, City University of New York, NY
"Sightings: Drawing with Color", Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos, Barcelona/Pratt Institute, New York, NY
"Among Then, But Not of Them:, Saxon Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY
"The Spirit of Logic", M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1987 "Sculpture", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
"Clay Revisions - Plate, Cup and Vase", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
"40th Biennial of American Contemporary Painting", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
1986 "The Use of Geometry in the 80's", Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Fred Hoffman Gallery, Venice, CA
"Drawing Show", Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1985 "Mary Heilmann, Janice Tchalenko, Betty Woodman", Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
"Anniversary Show", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1984 "Brilliant Color", Baskerville and Watson, New York, NY
"Forms That Function", Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1983 "Precious Objects", University Art Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
"Anniversary Show", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
"National Drawing Invitational", Gallery, Central Washington
"Women Artists' Retrospective", Douglas Collage Gallery, Rutgers, NJ
1980 Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
"Three More", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1979 "Small is Beautiful", Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Lewisberg, PA
1978 "Gold/Silver", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
"Personal Visions: Places/Spaces", Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
1977 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"The Painting Show", P.S. 1 Museum, Brooklyn, NY
"Painting: 75, 76, 77", Sarah Lawrence Collage, Bronxville, NY
"Patterning and Decoration", Gallery Alexandra Monett, Brussels
"Maps", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1976 "Non-Collectible Art from the Collection of Horace and Holly Solomon", Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
"Choice", Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
1975 "Suzanne Harris, Mary Heilmann, Harriet Korman", 112 Greene Street, New York, NY
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1973 "Landscape", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Option, 1973", Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
"Ten Artists Who Happen To Be Women", Kenan Center, Fredonia, NY
1972 Henri 2 Gallery, Washington, D.C.
"Painting and/or Sculpture", Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
"Whitney Annual", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"American Women Artists", Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
"Grids", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
"Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
1971 "Women Artists", Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Select Catalogs

The Return of the Cadavre Exquis.
1993 The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1994 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1995 American Center, Paris, France
1993-1994 Der Zerbrochene Spiegel. Museumsquartier, Messepalast and Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria, and Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germanny. Curated by Kaspar Koning and Hans-Ulrich Christ
1993 Itlalia-America: L'Astrazione Ridefinita. Logge dei Balestrien, San Marino, Italy, Repubblica di San Marino, Dicastero Cultura-Galleria Nazionale d' Arte Moderns. Curated by Demetrio Paparoni.
1993 Future Perfect. Heilingenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Dan Cameron; text by Dan Cameron.
1992 Bedroom Pictures. Asher Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Rubin Spangle, New York, NY. Curated by Terry Myers
1991-1992 Stubborn Painting, Now and Then. Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Ruth Kaufman and Mike Metz
1991 Conceptual Abstraction. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
The Ends of Paintings, The Edges of Abstractions. Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Text by David Pagel
1990 Mary Heilmann: A Survey. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Text by David Joselit
Mary Boocheever, David Diao, Stephan Ellis, Mary Heilmann, Ika Huber, Stephan Westfall. Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philidelphia. Text by Barry Schwabsky
1989 Restructure/Subverting The Grid. New Jersey Center for The Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Diagrams & Surrogates. Shea & Beker Gallery, New York
Abstract Options. University Art Museum, Santa Barbara
1988 A Debate On Abstraction. The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter Collage, New York, NY
Mary Heilmann. Gallery Mukai, Tokyo
1987 Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, & Vase. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
40th Biennial American Contemporary Painting. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
1986 Mary Heilmann. Pat Hearn Gallery, New York. Text by Roberta Smith
1985 The 10th Anniversary. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1980 Three More. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
The Norman Fisher Collection. Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
1977 75 76 77 Painting. Sarah Lawrence Gallery, Bronxville, NY
The First Two Years. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1973 Options. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Ten Artists Who Happen To Be. Kennan Center, Fredonia, NY
1972 Painting and/or Sculpture. Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Whitney Annual. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
American Women Artists. Kunsthaus Hamburg