Tony Tasset

b. 1960 Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives and works in Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Me And My Arrow, Kavi Gupta , Chicago, US
Tony Tasset, The Suburban Milaukee, Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, US
Past Tense: 50 Years of Master Drawings, Lawrence & Clark, Chicago, US
2014
Spill Paintings, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, US
2013
Domestic Abstractions: 1986 – 2013, Kavi Gupta, Berlin, Germany
2012
Selected Works from the 80s and 90s, In/Situ at Expo Chicago, Chicago, US
Rainbow, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, US
2011
Tony Tasset, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, US
Judy, Leo Koenig, New York City, US
Life During Wartime, Rochester Arts Center, Rochester, US
2010
Selected Works 1986-1996, Tony Tasset, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, US
Eye, Pritzker Park, Chicago, US
2009
Squib, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2008
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2007
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, US
2006
Frownland, VonZweck Gallery, Chicago, US
2003
University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, US
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, US
2002
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2001
Judy, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Tony Tasset: As It Is, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
1998
Tony Tasset, Institite of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996
Manfred Baumgartner Gallery, Washington,D.C.
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995
Robert Smithson/Tony Tasset: Site/Nonsite, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL(catalogue)
1994
Feature, New York, NY
1993
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992
Feature, New York, IL
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Portugal (catalogue)
Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue)
1991
Feature, New York, NY
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990
Feature, New York, NY
1989
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988
Feature, Chicago, IL
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Feature, Chicago, IL
1987
Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, England (catalogue)
1986
Domesticates, Feature, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017
Sculpture Milwaukee, Curated by Russell Bowman, Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee, June 1-October 22

2014
Artists Monument, 2014 Whitney Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Paul Morris, Leila Heller Gallery 57th Street, New York, NY
Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting, Parody & Disguise, curated by Michael Stillion, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2013
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, curated by Billie Milam Weisman, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, curated by Billie Milam Weisman, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
The 7 Borders, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
MCA DNA: Chicago Conceptual Abstraction, 1986-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Think FIrst, Shoot Later: Photographs from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s, curated by Helen Molesworth, ICA, Boston, MA
2012
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s, curated by Helen Molesworth, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s, curated by Helen Molesworth, MCA, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Skyscraper:Art and Architecture Aganist Gravity, curated by Michael Darling, MCA, Chicago, IL
Drama, Baby, Drama, Kunsthaus Essen, Curated by Uwe Schramm, Essen, Germany
2011
Farbe im Fluss, Weserberg Museum fur Modern Kunst, Breman, Germany
20th Century Fox, curated by Peter Dorshenko, Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium
The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2010
Unnatural Rubber, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Rewind: The 70’s -90’s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
100 Years a Draft of History, PS 1 Moma, NY and the Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany
2009
From a Position, Evanston Art Center, curated by Maxwell C. Graham, Evanston, IL
2008
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; traveling to Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Québec
25 artists x 2 screenings = 1 week, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Sympathy for the Devil,: Art and Rock and Roll from 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Into Me/ Out of Me, MACRO, Rome
2006
Into Me/Out of Me Kunst-Werke (KW) Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, curator Klaus Biesenbach
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2005-06
Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, Independent Curators International, NYC, NY
2004
The Center is Anywhere, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
…lautloses irren, ways of worldmaking, too…, Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Berlin
2003
M_ARS. Art and War, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2002
Masquerade, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Kunst Nach Kunst, Neuen Museum Weserberg, Bremen, Germany
Looking at America, Yale Univeristy Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2001
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More…On Collecting, Western Gallery, Western Center, Sheboygan, WI: Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2000
Warning Shots, The Royal Amouries, Leeds, England
The Body in Photographs: A Recent Gift from Eileen and Peter Norton, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1999-98
Mayday,
Centre d’Art Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany; Staaliche, Kunshalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago di Compostela, Spain; National Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1997
ca-ca poo-poo, Kolnischer Kunstverin, Cologne, Germany
1996
Art In Chicago: 1945-1995, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. (catalogue)
Persona, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel Switzerland
1995
It’s How You Play The Game, Exit Art, New York;curated by Thelma Golden, Nancy Spector, Robert Storr, Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Strung Into the Appolonian Dream…an exhibition of a private collection, Feature, NYC, NY
Seven Llongish Wodden Sculptures, Feature, New York, NY
1994
The Ecstasy of Limits, Gallery 400, School of Art and Design, UIC, Chicago, IL
Amenities, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee
1993
A Sequence of Forms: Sculpture by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Mettlesome & Meddlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shiffler,
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Urbana-Champaign, IL; I Space, University of Urbana-Champaign Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992
Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1991
Office Party, (March) Feature, New York, NY
Power: Its Icons, Myths and Structure in American Culture 1961-1991, Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA:curated by Holliday T. Day (catalogue)
1990
Toward the Future Contemporary Art in Context, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Awards in the Visual Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA;Southeastern
The Thing Itself, Feature, New York, NY (brochure)
New Generations Chicago, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; curated by Elaine A. King (catalogue)
Half-Truths, The Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY; curated by Marge Goldwater
1989
On Kawara: Date Paintings 1966-1988, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Signs of Life: Contemporary American Sculpture, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian; Fundacao Luso-Americana Para O Desenvolvimento, Lisbon, Portugal; curated by Judith Russi Kirshner. (catalogue)
Romancing the Stone, Feature, New York, NY
Double Take, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH;curated by Hudson
1988
Redefining the Object, University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH;
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH;curated by Barry A. Rosenberg
Artschwager: His Peers and his Persuasion, 1963-1988, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Leo Castelli Gallery New York, NY (catalogue)
The Objects of Sculpture, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL; curated by Neal Benezra (catalogue)
NYC #1/Sculpture, Rotterdam Arts Council, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; curated by Thord Thordeman; touring Sweden and Finland (catalogue)
Lattitudes Focus on Chicago, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (catalogue)
Contemporary Icons and Explorations: The Goldstrom Family Collection, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA (catalogue)
Nature, Feature, Chicago, IL
A Different Color: Definition and Redefinition, Painting in America, Biennial International de Pintura, U.S. Pavillion, Museo de Arte Moderne, Cuenca, Ecuador: curated by Christian Leigh (catalogue)
1986
Larry Johnson, Tony Tasset, Christopher Wool, Kuhlenschmidt-Simon, Los Angeles, CA.
One Hand Clapping, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, England
Gilbert and George, Donald Judd, Tony Tasset, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY,
Of Ever-Ever Land I speak, Stux Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Chrostian Leigh
Surfaces: Two Decades of Painting in Chicago, 1970s and 1980s, The Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; curated by Judith Russi Kirschner (catalogue)
A Spectacle of Reflexivity, UWM Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; curated by Michelle Grabner. (catalogue)
SAIC: A New Generation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; curated by Lynne Warren (catalogue)
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN (catalogue)
1985
Post Modern Conceptual Pop Production, Feature, Chicago, IL
1984
Two-person exhibition (with Greg Green), Bookspace, Chicago, IL
1983
Artists Call, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Awards and Grants

2006
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Award
1989
Artists Fellowhip, Illinois Arts Council
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Awards in Painting, Sculpure, Printmaking and Craft Media
Awards in the Visual Arts 9, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1986
John Quincy Adams Traveling Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1984
Wilder Traveling Fellowhip, The Art Academy of Cincinnati

Public Collections

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Goldblatt’s Building, City of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Nathan J. Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, IL
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, W

Education

1985
M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1983
B.F.A. The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1983
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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