Timeline

1899
Born in Garden Valley, Idaho, USA
1910–1915
Attends the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind, Gooding, Idaho
1977
Died in Boise, Idaho

Exhibitions

2013
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, Serpentine Gallery, London, U.K.
2012
Shock of the News, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
2012
James Castle: Show and Store, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
2012
James Castle, Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson, WY
2012
James Castle, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
2012
Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined, American Folk Art Museum, New York
2012
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2011
Self-Taught Masters of American Art from Important Private Collections in Dallas, Houston,
2011
Collage, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Zettels Traum, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
2011
James Castle, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2011
James Castle – Mostrar y almacenar, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Travels to: K 21 – Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2011
James Castle, Tayloe Piggott Gallery. Jackson, Wyoming (solo)
2010
James Castle: Books, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (solo)
2010
James Castle: A Retrospective, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA (solo)
2010
James Castle & Jane Rosen, J Christ Gallery and Tayloe Piggott Gallery at the Dallas Fair, Dallas, Texas
2010
Until Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010
Castle/Yoakum/Steffen: Works on Paper by Three Major Self-Taught Artists, Russel Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, Illinois
2010
1000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangju, Korea
2010
La Collection de Christian Zacharias: La maison et l´infini, Fondation de l`Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
James Castle, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2009
Tension, Invention, Intoxication and Liberty: Victor Hugo to Martin Ramirez, Jan Krugier Gallery
2009
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary
2009
James Castle, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2009
James Castle Drawings: Vision and Touch, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY (solo)
2009
James Castle. Tying it together, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho (solo)
2009
Karen Lennox Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2009
James Castle, Douglas Hayde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2009
James Castle: A Retrospective, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2009
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Traveled to: IVAM - Institut Valencià d`Art Modern, Valencià, Spain
2009
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery. New York, NY
2009
Approaching Abstraction, American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
2008
James Castle, Selected Works, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
James Castle: Rock/Paper/Scissors – drawings, constructions and sculpture, J.H. Muse Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming (solo)
2008
James Castle: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Traveled to: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkely, California (solo)
2007
James Castle: Drawings and Found Object Sculpture, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (solo)
2007
James Castle, Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, Texas, Catalogue with essay by Allan Gurganus (solo)
2007
Unspeakable: James Castle, Andrea Merrell, Wes Mills, J Crist Gallery, Boise, Idaho
2006
Rock, Paper, Scissors: American Collage Now, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Inner Worlds Outside, Whitechapel, London
2006
James Castle—Silent Satire: The Political Cartoon Appropriations, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (solo)
2006
James Castle/Walker Evans: Wordplay, Signs and Symbols, Knoedler & Company, Mary 4–August 11. Catalogue with text by Stephen Westfall. (solo)
2005
James Castle: Drawings, Constructions and Books Collection of the Boise Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, March 26–June 5, 2005. Catalogue with text by Sandy Harthorn. (solo)
2005
James Castle: Icehouse unto Early Attic: Books & Art, Student Union Gallery, Boise State University, Idaho (solo)
2005
One Man's Vocabulary, Muse Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming (solo)
2005
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, October 28–December 3. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, curator.
2005
150 Works of Art, No Walls, Henry Art Gallery, Univerisity of Washington, Seattle
2004
Cut it Out: Collaged Works by American Self-Taught Artists, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Fabulous Histories: Indigenous Anomalies in American Art, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 21–November 19. Jim Valentine, Brendan Greaves, and Willim Pym, curators.
2004
American Art Brut, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Summer Group Show, PDX, Portland, Oregon
2004
Elegance of Form: Home, Boise Art Museum
2003
American Cutout, New York Studio School, NY
2002–2003
James Castle: Structures, Knoedler & Company, November 21–January 18. Catalogue with text by Frank Del Deo (solo)
2002
James Castle: Works on Paper, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2002
Provenance in the Wild West: James Castle & the Icehouse Books, The University of the West of England, Bristol (solo)
2002
The Art Books of James Castle, Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Columbia College, Illinois (solo)
2002
Reputedly Illiterate: The Art Books of James Castle, Library at the Faculty of Art, Media and Design. University of West England, Bristol, England (solo)
2002
Gifts in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
2002
American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
2002
Fast Forward II, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California
2002
American Vernacular, Ricco/Maresca, New York, NY
2002
New Year, New Work, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery at John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY
2002
James Castle, Structures, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY
2002
James Castle, Works on Paper, Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany
2001
Raw Vision: The First Ten Years, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, Illinois
2001
New Year, New Work, New York, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery at John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY
2001
James Castle, James Mayor Gallery, London, England (solo)
2001
James Castle, Drawings and Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
2000
James Castle, The Common Place, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY. Catalogue with text by John Yau (solo)
2000
James Castle, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia (solo)
2000
James Castle, House Drawings, The Drawing Center, New York, NY. Catalogue with text by Jay Tobler (solo)
2000
Reputedly Illiterate: The Art Books of James Castle, American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, NY. Traveled to the Rutherford Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (solo)
2000
offsite/online, J Crist Gallery, Boise (solo)
2000
New Century, New Venue, New York, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery at John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000
An Individual Approach: The Art of James Castle, Boise Art Museum (solo)
2000
A Room of His Own, J Crist Gallery, Boise (solo)
2000
Making Choices: The Raw and the Cooked, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2000
When Reason Dreams, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
2000
New Century, New Venue, New York. Fleisher/Ollman Gallery at John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY
1998
A Silent Voice: Drawings & Constructions of James Castle, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (solo)
1997
Images in a Silent World: The Art of James Castle, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
1996
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho (solo)
1996
Idaho Center for the Book, Boise State University, Idaho (solo)
1996
An Amazing Luminous Fountain: The Work of James Castle, J Christ Gallery, Boise, Idaho (solo)
1994
Albertson College, Caldwell, Idaho (solo)
1989
Works by James Castle, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho (solo)
1982
A Voice of Silence: A Retrospective of Works by James Castle, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho;Traveled to: Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; Paris Gibson Square Gallery, Great Falls, Montana; MSU Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana (solo)
1981
James Castle: A Primitive Artist, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (solo)
1981
Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska (solo)
1980
A World Without Words, Los Tres Gallery, Longview, Washington (solo)
1976
James Castle`s Drawings, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho (solo)
1974
James Castle, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1967
The Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1965
A Voice of Silence: Drawings by James Castle, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California (solo)
1963
Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho (solo)
1962
Bush Barn, Salem Art, Salem, Oregon (solo)
1962
A Voice of Silence: Drawings by James Castle, Image Gallery, Portland, Oregon (solo)

Public Collections

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, California
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida
The Boise Art Museum exhibited and collected his art over more than 40 years and holds now the largest collection of his work