Timeline

1955
Born in Texas
1988
Art Matters, Inc., Grant
1991–1994
Appointment to Artist Advisory Board of the New Museum of Contemporary Art
1992–1994
Adjunct Professor, Yale University, Graduate School of Art
1996
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY Lecture
1996
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY Lecture
1996
Yale University, Graduate School of Art Lecture and Crits
1997
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Panel
2003
Wexner Center, Columbus, OH, “Image Stream” Symposium Speaker
2004
Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, Maine, Resident Faculty (Summer)
Bachelor of Arts in Art and Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Lives and works in New York City

Exhibitions

2012
Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the USA, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (solo)
2012
The Radiant Future, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2012
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2012
Stretching Painting, curated by Veronica Roberts, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2012
Too Old for Toys, Too Young for Boys, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco (solo)
2010
25 Years / 25 Works, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, Lambertville, NJ
2010
Pittsburgh, PA, The Andy Warhol Museum, survey exhibition, 2010. Travels to Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, 2012, and to other venues
2009
En Todas Partes: Políticas LGBTQ En El Arte, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis 1987 - 1993, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 15 - December 23, 2009.
2008
The Collection and Then Some, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2008
Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, curated by Thom Collins, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
2008
Easy Clean, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007
GUTTED, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007
Mangle Me, Marianne Boesky FIAC 2007 project, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Fleisch, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (solo)
2007
Crimes of Omission, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Sparkle Then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
2006
Trifecta, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
2006
The Eighth Square: Gender, Life and Desire in Art since 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2006
Impeach, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Hippie Shit, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Around About Abstraction, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
2005
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
2005
ex.05.03.06103, The Cartin Collection, Hartford, CT
2004
Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2004
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2004
Hidden Histories, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2004
Paintings from a Hole, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
D.C., Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (solo)
2003
The Extravagant Vein, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003
Image Stream, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2003
puddle-wonderful, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Site Specific, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2003
International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2002
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2002
Interstate, Texas Fine Arts Association/ The Jones Center for Contemporary Arts, Austin, TX
2002
Donald Moffett: What Barbara Jordan Wore, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
2002
Penetration, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2002
VAPOR, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, (Organized by Donald Moffett)
2002
Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
2001
The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), Houston, TX
2001
Snap! Photography from the Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2001
Camera Works, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Standfast Dick and Jane, The Project, Dublin, Ireland
2001
American, Postmasters, New York, NY
2001
Mr. Gay In the USA, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001
What Barbara Jordan Wore (part I), Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2000
The Incremental Commandments, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (solo)
2000
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2000
“00”, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Dope, American Fine Arts, New York, NY
2000
Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
2000
More, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
2000
Photography About Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Power Up, with Sister Kent, organized by Julie Ault, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2000
The Sea and the Sky, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland and Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
1999
Monochrome, Patrick Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Drawings, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX, with Jesse Amado
1999
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Sculpture from the Garden, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1998
AIDS World, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
1998
Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
1998
WACK-O: Extreme Politics & the Poster, curated by Donald Moffett, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
1997
Power Up, with Sister Corita Kent, organized by Julie Ault, Wadsworth Atheneum: Matrix 134, Hartford, CT
1997
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Public Notice, Exit Art, New York, NY
1997
Blue NY, Beaver College of Art, Glenside, PA (solo)
1996
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1996
Fifteen Paintings, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Bare Bones, TZ Art, New York, NY
1995
The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation, M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
1995
In a Different Light, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
1995
Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection, New Museum, New York, NY
1994
Works on Paper: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
1994
Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
1994
The Social Fabric, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
1993
Whitney Biennial 1993, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1993
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1993
Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1993
Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic, Portland Fine Arts Museum, Portland, OR
1992
Object Choice, Hallwalls, Rochester, NY
1992
Gegendarstellung, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
1992
The Wor(l)d, curated by Laura Cottingham, Foundation Cartier Pour L’Art, Jouy-en-Josas, France
1992
Promises, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NY
1992
Structural Damage, with Joel Otterson, Gary Simmons, and Charles LeDray, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY
1991
The Interrupted Life, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1991
(Dis)member, Simon Watson, New York, NY
1991
When Objects Dream and Talk in Their Sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Situation, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1991
Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Donald Moffett, Simon Watson, New York, NY
1991
Someone or Somebody, Meyers/Bloom, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
1991
Simon Watson, New York, NY (solo)
1991
Wet Holes, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1991
Group Material’s AIDS Timeline, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1991
Erotic Desire, Perspektief Centre for Photography, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990
Fine Arts Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C. Canada with Felix Gonzales-Torres
1990
Critical Realism, Perspektief Centre of Photography, Rotterdam
1990
Looking at a Revolution, Simon Watson, New York, NY
1990
Eros/Thanatos—Death and Desire, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY
1990
The Indomitable Spirit, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1990
Over the Sofa, Into the Street, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
1990
Oh-Oh-Harder-Oh-Oh, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1989
Homo Art: I Love It When You Call Me Names, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1989
Founded BUREAU, a trans-disciplinary studio
1989
To Probe and To Push: Artists of Provocation, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Erotophobia: A Forum on Sexuality, Simon Watson, New York, NY
1988
Founding Member of Gran Fury, an AIDS activist collective
1988
Group Material: AIDS and Democracy, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
1988
Vollbild, The Full-Blown Picture, NGBK, Berlin, Germany, and Berne, Switzerland

Literature

2008
Holmes, Steven, ed. Festschrift: Selections from a Collection. Hartford, Connecticut: Leo, 2008.
2005
Patterson, Tom, “Angles on Abstraction,” Winston-Salem Journal, June 26, 2005.
2004
Powhida, William. “Seeing Other People at Marianne Boesky Gallery,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2004.
2004
Johnson, Ken. “Review; The Hamptons, A Playground For Creativity”, New York Times, August 6, 2004.
2004
Krygowski, Jill Martinez. “Artworker of the week #36: Donald Moffett at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London,” Kultureflash. interview conducted by Jill Martinez Krygowski, July 14, 2004.
2004
Coomer, Martin. “Review: Donald Moffett,” Time Out London, July 7-14, 2004
2004
“The Best D.C. Art isn’t in D.C.,” Greg.org, July 13, 2004
2003
Molesworth, Helen. Image Stream. Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2003.
2003
Gehlawat, Monika. “Donald Moffett,” Contemporary, Issue 58, December 2003.
2003
Rubenstein, Raphael. “8 Painters: New Work,” Art in America, November 2003.
2003
Williams, Gregory. “Review,” Artforum, May 2003.
2003
“Review,” The New Yorker, March 17, 2003.
2003
Levin, Kim. “Review,” The Village Voice, March 5, 2003.
2003
Cotter, Holland. The New York Times, February 21, 2003.
2002
The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art. Lynn M. Herbert with essays by Klaus Ottman and Peter Schjeldahl, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, 2002
2002
Lewis, Jim, and Elizabeth A.T. Smith. Donald Moffett: What Barbara Jordan Wore. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
2002
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2002
“Museum Showcases Famed Congresswoman,” Telegraph, August 21, 2002
2002
West, Cassandra. “Political Icon Hailed; Domestic Icon Assailed,” Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2002.
2002
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2002
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2002
Artner, Alan G. “Barbara Jordan Steps Front, Center in Moffett Installation,” Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2002.
2002
Cotter, Holland. “Review: VAPOR,” The New York Times, April 5, 2002.
2001
Withers, Rachel. Artforum, January 2001.
2001
Bonetti, David, “Moffett’s outlook on US Gay Life,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 2001.
2000
Gonzales, Ken. Art Issues, summer 2000.
2000
Newhouse, Kristina. Artext, No. 70 August-October 2000.
2000
LaBelle, Charles. Frieze, May 2000.
2000
Colpitt, Frances. Art in America, March 2000.
2000
Eggerer, Thomas. Texte zur Kunst, June 2000.
2000
Hainly, Bruce. “Sister Acts”, Artforum, January 2000.
2000
Herbert, Martin. Time Out London, November 8, 2000.
2000
Aletti, Vince. “Choice”, Village Voice, March 7, 2000.
2000
Henry, Max. “Gotham Dispatch”, Artnet,com, March 3, 2000.
1999
Arning, Bill. Time Out New York, August 5-12, 1999.
1999
Cotter, Holland. New York Times, July 23, 1999.
1999
Johnson, Ken. New York Times, August 13, 1999.
1999
Goldsworthy, Rupert. “Plastic Casters”, Artnet.com, Summer 1999.
1999
Hegarty, Laurence. New Art Examiner, Summer 1999.
1997
Donahue, Victoria. Philadelphia Inquirer, October 5, 1997.
1997
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, October 10, 1997.
1997
Rice, Robin. Philadelphia City Paper, October 17, 1997.
1997
Brown, Gerald. Philadelphia Weekly, September 24, 1997.
1997
Der Frankfurter Engel (The Frankfurt Angel) Mahnmal Homosexuellenverfolgurg; Eichborn; Frankfurt, Germany 1997.
1997
Torchia, Richard. Blue [NY]. Beaver College Art Gallery and Donald Moffett, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1997
1996
Paparoni, Demetrio. “Redefined Abstraction”, Tema Celeste, Autumn 1996.
1996
Atkins, Robert. “Goodbye Lesbian/Gay History”, Art Journal, December 1, 1996.
1995
Atkins, Robert, “Very Queer Indeed”, Village Voice, January 31, 1995.
1994
Smith, Roberta. “From Media to Metaphor”, The New York Times, show at Grey Art Gallery.
1994
Cotter, Holland. “Art after Stonewall: 12 Artists Interviewed,” Art in America, June 1994.
1994
Watney, Simon. “Aphrodite of the Future”, Artforum, April 1994.
1994
Hess, Elizabeth. “No Way Out”, Village Voice, February 22, 1994.
1993
Cottingham, Laura. “The Pleasure Principle”, Frieze, May 1993.
1993
Watney, Simon. “Memorializing AIDS: The Work of Ross Bleckner,” Parkett, no. 38.
1993
Harris, William. “Urgent Images”, Artnews, May 1993.
1992
Zimmer, William. “Promises”, New York Times, show at Jersey City Museum.
1992
Glueck, Grace. New York Observer, September 21, 1992.
1992
Ellenzweig, Allen. The Homoerotic Photograph: Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
1992
Feinstein, Rochelle. “The Reverse of Capital”, Arts, December 1992.
1991
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Death Warmed Over”, Village Voice, October 15, 1991.
1991
Nesbitt, Lois. Artforum, May 1991.
1991
Mahoney, Robert. Arts, April 1991.
1991
New Yorker, “Donald Moffett”, February 18, 1991.
1991
Donahue, John. “Wet Your Whistle: Donald Moffett’s Double Header”, Outweek, Jan., #84
1990
Donahue, John. “Fund Me”, Outweek, June, #51.
1990
Sokolowski, Thomas. “Iconophobic Anonymous” Artforum, Summer 1990.
1990
Crimp, Douglas, and Rolston, Adam. AIDSDEMOGRAPHICS. Seattle: Bay Press.
1990
Wulffen, Thomas. “Kunst und scwule Kutler in den USA”, Kunstforum, April/May 1990.
1990
Democracy: A Project for Group Material, Brian Wallis, ed., DIA Art Foundation, Discussions in Contemporary Culture, No. 5; Bay Press: Seattle.
1990
Moffett, Donald, and Felix Gonzalez Torres. Donald Moffett & Felix Gonzalez Torres – Strange Ways: Here We Come., essay by Scott Watson, University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, British Columbia, 1990.
1990
Smith, Roberta. New York Times, February 16, 1990.
1989
Cooper, Dennis. Artforum, September 1989.
1989
Dechter, Joshua. Arts, September 1989.