Beatriz Milhazes  (Brazilian, 1960) 

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Beatriz Milhazes (Brazilian, b.1960) is a painter, printmaker, and collage artist associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement, and best known for her colorful, ornamental surfaces inspired by Brazilian cultural imagery. Born in Rio de Janeiro, she studied social communication at the Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso, and the Escola de Artes Visuais. Since 1987, she has worked in a studio in Rio de Janeiro near the city’s botanical gardens, which have inspired the leaf-like patterns in her work. Other influences include the work of landscape architect Roberto Burle, and Modernist painters Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1896–1973) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). Milhazes saturates the surfaces of her work with baroque patterns that incorporate everyday materials, such as Cacao (2004), which layers floral shapes with chocolate bar wrappers. In 2005, Milhazes completed a commission for the Gloucester Road Tube station, titled Peace and Love, which fills 19 vaulted arches with her signature colorful patterns. She has held solo exhibitions at museums, such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Her work is included in several museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. She lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

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Beatriz Milhazes, Balon Bleu (Blue Balloon)

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Balon Bleu (Blue Balloon)
2010
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Beatriz Milhazes, Exhibtion View: Beatriz Milhazes | O Círculo e seus amigos [Galpão]

 

Beatriz Milhazes
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Beatriz Milhazes, Exhibtion View: Beatriz Milhazes | O Círculo e seus amigos [Galpão]

 

Beatriz Milhazes
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Beatriz Milhazes, Untitled

 

Beatriz Milhazes
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Beatriz Milhazes, Untitled

 

Beatriz Milhazes
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Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Beatriz Milhazes, Untitled

 

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Untitled
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Beatriz Milhazes, Teu Sangre se Transformara' en Flores

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Teu Sangre se Transformara' en Flores
1984

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Beatriz Milhazes, Flores

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Flores
1992

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Beatriz Milhazes, Picnic

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Picnic
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Beatriz Milhazes, Ova Rosa

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Ova Rosa, 2013
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Beatriz Milhazes, Blue Baloon

 

Beatriz Milhazes
Blue Baloon, 2010
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Beatriz Milhazes, O casamento

 

Beatriz Milhazes
O casamento, 1995
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1960   Nasceu no [ Born in ] Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
1978 - 1981   Curso de Comunicação Social SACHA
1980 - 1982   Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
1986 - 1996   Taught and coordinated activities at the School of Visual Arts, Lage Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1986 - 2001   Set design for Companhia Márcia Milhazes Dança Contemporânea
  Vive no [ Lives and Works in ] Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2013   Back Home, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; traveling to Museum Oscar Niemeyer (MON), Curitiba (solo)
2012   Gravuras- Acervo Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, CAIXA Cultural, Rio de Janeiro
2012   Panamericano, Beatriz Milhazes - Pinturas 1999 - 2012, MALBA-Fundacion Costantini, Buenos Aires (solo)
2012   Mulheres nas coleções João Sattamini e MAC de Niterói, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro
2012   Gravura Brasileira no acervo da Pinacoteca de São Paulo - 100 Anos de História, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo
2012   Joaillier des Arts, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris
2012   Beatriz Milhazes, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkians, Lisboa
2012   Eco Art, Centro Municipal de Cultura Dr. Henrique Ordovás Filho, Caxias do Sul
2011   Mathématiques, un dépaysement soudain, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris
2011   Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife
2011   A Giant by Thine Own Nature, IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
2011   Mulheres, Artistas e Brasileiras, Palácio do Planalto, Praça dos Três Poderes
2011   Whitechapel Gallery, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach (solo)
2011   Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (solo)
2011   Fondation Beyeler, Basel (solo)
2010   Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2010   40, Texas Gallery, Houston TX
2010   Banners of Persuasion. Demons, Yarns & Tales: Tapestries by Contemporary Artists, James Cohan Gallery, New York
2009   When Lives Become Form, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2009   Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (solo)
2008   James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008   Retrospective, Pinacoteca do Estacao, Sao Paolo, Brazil (solo)
2008   Prospect .1 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, curated by Dan Cameron
2008   Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008   "The Tropics. Views from the Middle of the Globe," Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2007   Galerie Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paolo, Brasil (solo)
2007   Itaú Cultural, Sáo Paulo, Brazil, “Itaú Contemporâneo – Arte no Brasil de 1981 a 2006
2007   Museum of Modern Art, New York, What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection
2007   Instituto Tome Ohtake, Sáo Paulo, Brazil, 80/90 Modernos Pós Modernos, etc.
2007   Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri, “Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection
2007   Paço Imperial, do Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional – IPHAN
2007   Ministério da Cultura, “Exposição Comemorativa de 70 Anos do IPHAN”
2007   James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, Beatriz Milhazes, New Prints (solo)
2007   Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (November) (solo)
2006   Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France, Dear Friends
2006   Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2006   Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, POPulence
2006   San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, Betweeen Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection
2006   Centro Cultural do Santander Banespa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, É HOJE na Arte Brasiliera Contemporânea” curated by Gilberto Chateaubriand
2006   Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo- Grande Sala, SP, Brazil, Sem Título, 2006
2006   Comodato Eduardo Brandão e Jan Fjeld
2006   Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Since 2000: Printmaking Now
2006   Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Off the Shelf: New forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books
2006   Los Usos de la Pintura II, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006   Beatriz Milhazes, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
2006   Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006   Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)
2006   Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Los Usos de la Pintura II”, curated by Julieta Gonzalez
2005   Peace and Love, commissioned by Platform for Art, Gloucester Road Tube
2005   Joa, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2005   Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA, Print Publisher’s Spotlight: Durham Press
2005   Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Mezanino out/nov Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil, Lagoa (solo)
2005   POPulence, Blaffer Gallery – The Art Museum of The University of Houston, Texas, USA
2005   Flower Myth - Van Gogh to Jeff Koons, Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Suíça
2005   Stephen Friedman Gallery, Londres, GB (solo)
2004   Meu Prazer, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil (solo)
2004   Gávea, Projeto Brasil 40º , Desenho para a fachada da loja de departamentos Selfridges & Co, Manchester, GB
2004   Moma at el Museo -Latin American and Caribbean art from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Bairro, Nova York, USA
2004   XXVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
2004   The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony - Emerging Resonances, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japão
2004   Ice Hot Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Hamburger Kunstalle, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Hamburg Germany
2004   Estratégias Barrocas – Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Centro Cultural Metropolitano de Quito, Equador
2004   Natureza-Morta/Still Life, Julho a Novembro de 2004 curadoria Kátia Canton, Galeria de Arte do Centro Cultural SESI, São Paulo
2004   Polyphony: Emerging Resonances, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
2004   The Flower as Image, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
2004   Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil, “Meu Prazer” (solo)
2004   James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, “Summertime” (solo)
2004   Flower as Image-From Monett to Jeff Koons; Louisiana Museum, Dinamark
2003   Pavilhão Brasileiro [ Brazilian Pavilion ] L Biennale Internazionale d’ Arte, Veneza, Itália
2003   Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France, Domaine de Kerguehennec (solo)
2003   Beatriz Milhazes, Domaine de Kerguéhennec-Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, França (solo)
2003   Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Alemanha (solo)
2002   Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB (solo)
2002   Mares do Sul, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (solo)
2002   Artist’s Book Project, Museum of Modern Art, New York, EUA (solo)
2002   Urgent painting, Musee d'Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, France
2001   Hybrids, Tate Liverpool, UK
2001   Viva a Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2001   Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2001   Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2001   Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
2001   Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, GB (solo)
2001   Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, EUA (solo)
2000   Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil (solo)
2000   Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Projects 70, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2000   Faicciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1999   Transvanguarda Latino Americana, Culturguest, Lisbon, Portugal
1999   Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (solo)
1998   Anna Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
1998   Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (solo)
1998   Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
1998   XXIV Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
1998   Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1997   Decorative Strategies, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
1997   Group Show, Kunstmuseum, Heidenheim, Germany
1997   Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
1997   Museo Alfredo Andersen, Curitiba, Brazil, “Beatriz Milhazes, 1989/1993” (solo)
1997   Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Theories of the Decorative, Baumgarther Galleries Inc., Washington DC, USA; travelling to
1996   Centro de Artes Calouste Gulbenkian, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1996   Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil, catalogue (solo)
1995   Projecto Finep, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1995   "Carnegie International," The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1995   Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1994   Ana Maria Niemayer Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
1993   Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil, catalogue (solo)
1991   Subdistrito Comercial de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil, catalogue (solo)
1990   Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
1989   Pasárgada Arte Contemporânea, Recife, Brazil (solo)
1989   Bienal International de Cuencas, Cuencas, Ecuador
1988   Galeria Suzana Sassoum, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
1987   Galeria Cesar Ache, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, catalogue (solo)
1985   Galeria Cesar Ache, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
  The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  Worcester Art Museum, Massachussetts
  Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
  Museo TB A21. Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
  Coleção Berardo, Lisbon
  Fundacion La Caixa, Barcelona
  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
  Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin
  Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
  Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro
  Museu de Belas Artes de Caracas, Caracas
  Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo
  Coleção Banco Itaú, São Paulo
  Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  The Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York
  The Bohan Foundation, New York
2006    Sur La Terre, “Beatriz Milhazes; Une peinture libre, rythmée et audacieuse,” Summer 2006, no.18. p. 92-95
2006    Vogue, “Kurvenstars,” Bernd Skupin, May (German edition) p. 189
2006    Elle Décor, “Beatriz Milhazes,” David Colman, April, v. 17, no. 3, p. 62-64
2006    Istoe, “A pintora braslieira do MoMA e da Copa; Beatriz Milhazes vende obra para museu dos EUA e faz cartaz do mundial,” Celina Cortes, April
2005    Modern Painters, “Dark Side of the Bloom,” Martin Herbert, December 2005-2006 p 78-81
2005    Jungle Drums #31, “How Beautiful,” Tutu Lombardi, December 2005-January 2006 p 10
2005    Guardian Guide, “Beatriz Milhazes,” Jessica Lack, Nov. 26- Dec. 2, p 36
2005    Time Out London, “Beatriz Milhazes,” Stephen Friedman, 7-14 December 2005, p 48
2005    Art News, “Reviews: New York,” James Cohan, February, p. 133-134
2005    Metro, “Peace and Love on Platform,” Nov. 24 2005, p 52
2004    KASA- Decoracao e design, “Belas Artes,” Luiz Claudo Rodrigues, Vol 2, No. 13 p 82
2004    Jornal Folha de Sao Paulo, “A Geometria que Explode o Quadrado e o Circulo,” Luiz Roberto Goncalves, Sunday, May 2
2004    Jornal do Brasil, “A Cores do Brasil Rumo ao Japao,” Gilbert de Abreu, Vol B, No. 4, March 31
2004    Gazeta Mercantil, “A Herdeira das Coler de Tarsila,” Elaine Bittencourt, weekend issue, No. 6, April 24-25
2004    Jornal O Globo, “Arcevo do MOMA mostra Como os EUA Veem a Arte Latino- Americana,” Helena Celestino, Vol 2, No. 6, March 26
2004    Art on Paper, “Graphic Exuberance- Beatriz Milhazes, Copacabana,” Vol 8 No. 3, January/February, p 32-33
2004    Valor, “Prazeres da Arte,” Leila Gouvea, weekend issue, April 16-18
2004    O Estado de Sao Paulo, “A Vertiginosa Pintura de Beatriz Milhazes,” Maria Hirszman, Vol 2, No. 2, p 8, April 19
2004    Revista Epoca, “Colecionadora de Imagens,” Beatriz Velloso, April 19, No. 309, pp 110- 111
2003    Vogue Brasil, “Cores, Nomes,” Celso Fioravante, No. 304, p 180-183
2003    The New York Times Magazine, “Footnotes- Resources, References, and Back Story Behind the Story,” Horacio Silva, March 9, Section 6, p 62
2002    Artforum, “Beatriz Milhazes,” Michael Archer, preview, Semtember, XLI, No. 1, p 84
2002    Flash Art News, “Just What is it Makes Today’s Paris so Different, so Appealing?” Pascal Beausse, March/April
2002    Time Out, “Beatriz Milhazes- Stephen Friedman West End,” Mark Godfrey, May 1-8
2002    The New York Times- Art Guide, “Polly Apfelbaum and Beatriz Milhazes,” April 26, E 34
2002    The New Yorker, “Polly Apfelbaum and Beatriz Milhazes,” May 13
2002    Vitamin P : New perspetive in painting, Meghan Dailey, « Beatriz Milhazes », Phaidon Press, London
2002    Urgent Painting, essai de Patricia Falguières : « 134 vues du monde » ; Julia Garimorth : « Images peintes / Images mécanique » ; et Paulo Herkenhoff : « Entretien avec Julia Garimorth » ; Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
2001    F(ri)cciones-Versiones del Sur, Adriano Pedosa et Ivo Mesquita, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte reina Sofia, Madrid
2001    Beatriz Milhazes, essai de Paulo Herkenhoff : « Beartriz Milhazes, The Brazilian Trove », introduction de simon Wallis, David Ryam : « Hybrid », Tate Liverpool
2001    Beatriz Milhazes, essai de David Moos : »La leçon de peinture », Ikon Gallery, Birningham, U.S.A.
2001    Espelho Cego, essai de Dan Cameron : »Vislumbres de encantamento » et Marcia Fortes : « O espelho cego », Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro and Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo
2001    Art in America, “Beatriz Milhazes at Edward Thorp,” Carl Littie, May, p 171
2001    Art Review, “State of Art,” Lucy Spriggs, June, p 59
2001    ArtForum, “Beatriz Milhazes,” Philip Auslander, November p 149-150
   National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. "UltraModern: The Art of contemporary Brasil"