Stanley Whitney

Lives and works in New York, NY, USA

1972 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT 

1968 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

1966 Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH 

1946 Born in Philadelphia, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 ‘Focus – Stanley Whitney’, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX 

‘Here Comes the Sun’, Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 

‘Radical Times’, Lisson Gallery, London 

2015 ‘Dance the Orange’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 

‘Stanley Whitney: Paintings’, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy 

‘Stanley Whitney’, Karma, New York, NY 

‘Team Colors’, Team (bungalow), Venice, CA 

'Paintings’, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway 

2013 ‘Other Colors I Forget’, Team Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Goya’s Lantern’, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium 

2012 ‘Yellow, Noon and Night’, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 

‘Left to Right’, Team Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Six Paintings’, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 

2010 ‘Untitled 10’, Team Gallery, New York, NY 

2009 ‘I remember Clifford, still’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

2007 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Galleria Ramis Barquet, Mexico City, Mexico 

‘bluetopic’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

‘Stanley Whitney’, Lagorio Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy 

‘Stanley Whitney’, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy 

2006 ‘Colori al quadrato’, Galleria Carlina, Torino, Italy 

‘Breathing Sound’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 ‘New Paintings’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY 

2004 ‘Stanley Whitney: Recent Works’, A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 

2001 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY 

1999 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY 

1997 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 

1991 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 

1990 ‘Stanley Whitney’, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY 

1987 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY 

1986 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL 

1985 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 

‘Stanley Whitney’, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

1984 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

1983 ‘Stanley Whitney’, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY 

1972 ‘Stanley Whitney’, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Documenta 14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany 

2016 ‘Making and Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu’, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK 

‘bisou magique’, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France 

‘Paper in Practice’, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA 

‘Nice Weather’ curated by David Salle, Skarstedt, New York, NY 

2015 ‘For Troedsson Villa’, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, Japan 

‘The Painter of Modern Life’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Nero su Bianco’, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy 

2014 ‘Szalon’, Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

‘Paintings on Paper’, David Zwirner, New York, NY 

‘More Material’, Salon 94, New York, NY 

‘This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion’, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 

‘Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today’, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY 

‘Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2’, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, 

2013 ‘Come Together: Surviving Sandy’, Industry City, New York, NY 

‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, Cheim & Read, New York, NY 

2012 ‘Awakening the Night. Art from Romanticism to the Present’, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria 

‘Predicting Memories’, Ehemaliges K.K. Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria 

‘The Annual: 2012’, National Academy Museum, New York, NY 

‘Pillow Talk’, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY 

2011 ‘Reverie’, Salon Zurcher, New York, NY 

‘Two Colors’, Kathleen Cullen, New York, NY 

‘Refocussing the Spotlight: 21 American Painters’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

‘bodybraingame’, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 

‘The Venetians’, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

2010 ‘2010 Ceremonial Exhibition’, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

‘Ecstatic Structure’, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 

‘The Jewel Thief’, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 

2009 ‘Cave #1’, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY 

‘Infinite Patience: James Drake, Kunie Sugiura, Stanley Whitney’, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY 

‘Einarsson, Rhodes, Whitney’, Team Gallery, New York, NY 

2008 ‘Present Tense’, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY 

‘Sparks’, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO 

2007 ‘The Color Line’, Luanda Triennial, Luanda, Angola; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; Centre international d'exposition de Larouche, Québec, Canada; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Galerie Fokus Wien, Kunstraum, Innsbruck, Austria 

‘Horizon’, EFA Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Something About Mary’, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA 

‘Paintings of Color’, Tribes, New York, NY 

‘Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Shannon Mustipher, Stanley Whitney’, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, 

Detroit, MI 

‘Music to My Eyes’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY 

‘ArteFiera’, Esso Gallery, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy 

2006 ‘I Was a Sunbeam: Eleven Works on Paper’, David Krut Projects, New York, NY 

‘Ten Years of Esso Gallery’, Esso Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 ‘Esso Gallery on Stage’, Nomadic Space, Turin, Italy 

2003 ‘Utopia Station’, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Stanley Whitney / Andreas Reiter Raabe’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

2002 ‘Quiet As It’s Kept’, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 

‘The Annual: 2002’, National Academy Museum, New York, NY 

2000 ‘Gallery Artists’, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Universal Abstraction’, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

1999 ‘Drawings’, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

1998 ‘Crossing Lines’, Art in General, New York, NY 

‘Bang on a Can’ (benefit), GAGA Gallery, New York, NY 

1997 ‘Colorflex’, Apex Art, New York, NY 

1996 ‘Deliberate Hand’, The Banyan Tree, New York, NY 

1995 ‘Lines of Force’, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY 

‘The Joy of Painting’, HERE Arts Center, New York, NY 

1994 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Stanley Whitney and David Hammons’, Vera Vita Gioia Gallery, Naples, Italy 

1993 Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY 

Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, New York, NY 

1992 ‘African-American Artists in the 20th Century’, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 

‘Painting Self Evident: Evolution in Abstraction’, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC 

1991 ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

1990 Langman Gallery, Jenkintown, PA 

1989 fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY 

1988 fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY 

1986 Harris Brown Gallery, Boston, MA 

Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL 

1985 ‘Master Contemporary Drawings’, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

1984 Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL 

‘Drawings Show’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

1983 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY 

1982 Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY 

1981 ‘New York Artists Group Show’, Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, MI 

Cinque Gallery, New York, NY 

‘Post-Modernist Metaphors’, Alternative Museum, New York, NY 

‘Enroute: Six Contemporary Artists’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 

Barbara Greene Gallery, Miami, FL 

‘Drawing Show’, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

1980 ‘The Page as Alternative Space’, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY 

1979 ‘Drawing Show’, Bucks County Community College, Newton, PA 

1978 ‘Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 

1977 ‘Christine Jordan and Stanley Whitney: Abstract Paintings’, SoHo Center for 

Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1976 ‘Arts of Our Time’, Passaic, NJ 

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

1975 ‘Exhibition for Artist’s Rights’, The Town Hall, New York, NY 

1972 ‘Group Painting Show’, University of Rhode Island, Newport, RI 

Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT 

1971 ‘Black American Artists ’71’, Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago, IL


2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters  

2011 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize, New York, NY 

2010 Art Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

2006 Great Teacher Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY 

1996 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY


A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna, Modena, Italy 

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine 

Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 

Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 

The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY 

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO 

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 

Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy 

The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 

The Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE 

The Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC 

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY 

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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