Timeline

1953
Born Newark, New Jersey
1976
BA Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1992
Connor Award
1993
MFA, The City College of New York, New York, New York
1994
Commission, NASA Art Program, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1995
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1995
Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, New York
1997
New York Foundation for the Arts – Gregory Millard Fellow (Recipient in Sculpture)
1999
The Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Art Fund, Inc.
2000
Anonymous Was A Woman Grant
2001
American Academy of Arts and Letters
2002
Pollock-Krasner Award
2005
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The artist lives in New York and works in Manhattan and Allentown, PA.

Exhibitions

2008
Chakaia Booker, Marlborough Chelsea, November - December (solo)
2008
Chakaia Booker Sculptures, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 1, 2008 – April 1, 2009 (solo)
2007–2008
Painting and Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, December 12, 2007 – February 9, 2008
2007
Brodsky Center Ball & Live Auction, Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, January 13
2007
SCOPE New York 2007, Marlborough Gallery booth, February 22 – 27
2007
Wit and Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, March 6 – March 31
2007
Chakaia Booker, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, October 4 – December 8 (solo)
2006
Chakaia Booker, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., May 26 - September 4 (solo)
2006
Chakaia Booker, The Putney School, Putney, VT, September 15 – November 15 (solo)
2006
14th Annual Exhibit of Fine Art by African Americans, Art in the Atrium, Morristown, New Jersey
2006
American Perspectves: Highlights of Works by African American Artists, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan, April 1
2005
Closer to Home, The 48th Annual Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC
2005
Over & Over: Passion As Process, Krannert Museum, Champaign, Illinois
2005
Chakaia Booker, Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Community College, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
2005
Chakaia Booker, Lord & Taylor, New York, New York (solo)
2005
Chakaia Booker: Escultura, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2004
Chakaia Booker: Jersey Ride, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey (solo)
2004
Unveiling the Image: Multicultural Woman Artists, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
2004
Los Monocromos de Malevich al presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, (curated by Barbara Rose), Madrid, Spain
2003
No More Milk and Cookies, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York (solo)
2003
New Loan Exhibition, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
2002
Memory and Metaphor, Walsh Library Gallery, Seton Hall University, New Jersey
2002
Serendipity, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (through 2004) (solo)
2001
New Sculptures, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York (solo)
2001
Material and Matter (selected works from the permanent collection), The Studio
2000
Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York
2000
Chakaia Booker, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio (solo)
1999
Industrial Subliminal-I-zation, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (solo)
1999
Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York and The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
1998
Entitled: Black Women Artists, Skylight Gallery, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center for Art and Culture, Brooklyn, New York
1998
Not That Daughter, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1997
Revelations, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York (solo)
1997
Socrates Sculpture Park International 97, Long Island City, New York
1996
The 20th American Sculpture at the White House: A North East Region Exhibition,
1996
Sculpture, Max Protech Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1995
The Observance Installation, York College, Jamaica, New York (solo)
1994
International 93-94, Part II, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York (through 1995)
1993
There It Is There It Is There It Is, 450 Gallery, New York, New York
1984
Hoard Not Your Soulful Creations, Thomkins Square Gallery, New York, New York