Chakaia Booker  (American, 1953) 


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Chakaia Booker Biography
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.
Selected 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