Jim Dine (American, b.1935) is an artist affiliated with the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s, though his work draws significantly from Abstract Expressionism and Dada assemblage and collage techniques. But Dine’s association with Pop Art is problematic, and the artist prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive in his work, rather than the mechanical and impersonal characteristics of Pop Art. Dine graduated from Ohio University in 1957, before pursuing his artistic career in New York.

He gained public recognition for his work on five Happenings in the early 1960s, performing alongside Claes Oldenburg (American, b.1929) and Allan Kaprow (American, 1927–2006) at the Judson and Reuben Galleries. Dine returned to painting, however, creating mixed-media works and assemblages. He often affixed personal items, such as his own clothing, shoes, and tools, to his canvases. The artist also began undergoing psychoanalysis in 1962, stirring a strong interest in his own memories and the construction of identity, leading him to create works with series of repeating objects possessing particular significance to him, such as hearts, palettes, and robes. Dine is known for his ability to combine the iconic and the personal in ways that evoke the expressive role of the artist as individual. He works in several mediums, ranging from painting, drawing, and mixed media, to sculpture, photography, book illustration, and printmaking. The artist lives and works in New York and Vermont.

Timeline

1935
Born in Cincinnati, USA
1953–1955
Studied at University of Cincinnati and Boston Museum School
1957
BFA, Ohio University, Athens, USA
1957
Marries Nancy Minto
1958
Enrolled in graduate study at Ohio University, Athens, USA
1961
First Solo exhibition at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA
1962
Began fourteen-year association with Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Paris, and Geneva
1959–1965
Participated in Happenings in New York
1965
Guest Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, USA
1965
Artist-in-residence, Oberlin College, Oberlin, USA
1966
Visiting critic, Colege of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
1966
Moved to London, England
1970
Retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1970
Returned to the United States and settles in Vermont
1975
Designed interior of Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, USA
1976
Artists-in-residence, Williams College, Williamstown, USA, at the invitation of Thomas Krens
1976
Began association with The Pace Gallery, New York
1977
First one-man show at The Pace Gallery, New York
1977–1980
Served on Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum selection committee
1980
Elected to American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1982
Lessons in Nuclear Peace commissioned for library at Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
1984–1985
Travels to Phoenix, St. Louis, Akron, Buffalo, and Washington D.C., USA
1985
Moved from Vermont to New York
1985
Painted large mural for John Nuveen & Co. in Chicago, USA
1985
Participated in Sculpture Chicago International, Chicago, USA
1986
Designed sets and costumes for Houston Grand Opera' s 1986-87 season presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome
1987
Double Boston Venus installed at Centennial Plaza, Cincinnati, USA
1989
A three-part sculpture installed outside 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York
1992
Receives the Pyramid Atlantic Award of Distinction in Washington, D.C.
1993
Taught at the Internationale Sommerakademie fur Bildende Kuns, Salzburg, Austria

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Jim Dine: Prints, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, USA
2012
Strangers - Tra Informale e Pop dalle collezioni GAM, Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Pop and the Sixties, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Once Upon a Time: Prints and Drawings that Tell Stories, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA
2009
Jim Dine: New Works, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2008
Jim Dine, YARGER / STRAUSS Contemporary, Beverly Hills, USA
The Odyssey of Jim Dine, Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimee, La Louviere, Belgium
Thordén Wetterling Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
2007
Stopover, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
2005
Pinocchio as I Knew Him, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA
2004
Göttingen - Paris, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Drawings of Jim Dine, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
New Paintings, Photographs and a Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
2003
Jim Dine, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, USA
Jim Dine: Recent Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Göttingen - Paris, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Drawings of Jim Dine, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
New Paintings, Photographs and a Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Jim Dine: Photography Exhibition, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France
Jim Dine Drawing, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
2002
Print Retrospective, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA (solo)
Photographs and Paintings, Pace Prints, New York, USA (solo)
Drawings, National Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
Prints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
2001
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
Wildenstein, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2000
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Subjects, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
1999
Photographs: PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
1998
Dine and Picasso prints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
1997
Photographs, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
1996
Didier Imbert, Paris, France (solo)
Art Life Ltd: Touring to Tokyo, Miyagi, Hokkaido, Kagawa, Fukushima, Gifu, Japan (solo)
1995
Pace Editions, New York, USA (solo)
Winter Dream, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
Gerhard Wurzer Gallery, Houston, USA (solo)
Civico Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy (solo)
1994
Jim Dine: Wall drawings, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany (solo)
Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Salzburg Residenz-galerie, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Retrospective, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden
1993
Jim Dine: Paintings, Sculpture, Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Jim Dine: New Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Ten Winter Tools, Associated American Artists, New York, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Drawings from the Glyptotek, Madison Art Center, Madison, USA; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnait, USA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, USA; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA (solo)
Exhibition of Glyptothek drawings, Madison Art Center Madison, USA
1992
Jim Dine, Gallerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
Important Sculpture by Jim Dine, Avenue Galleries, Palm Beach, USA; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi, Japan (solo)
Jim Dine: Recent Prints, Pace Editions, New York, USA (solo)
1991
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France (solo)
Jim Dine: New Paintings and Sculpture, Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Retrospective, Isetan Museum of Art & Museum of Art Tokyo & Osaka - Japan (solo)
1990
Jim Dine: Drawing, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
Retrospective of Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, USA
1989
Jim Dine: Youth and the Maiden and Related Works, Graphicsche sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Jim Dine: New Paintings, Sculpture and Graphic Work, Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1988
Drawings Jim Dine 1973-87, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, USA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA; Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: New Paintings, Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Prints, 1959-1987, Galleria d'Art Moderna Ca'Pesaro, Venice, Italy (solo)
1986–1987
Jim Dine: Prints 1977-85, Davison Art Center and Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, USA; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA (solo)
The University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, USA; Williams College Museum of Modern Art, Williamstown, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Peintures et Sculptures, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
Waddington Graphics, London, England (solo)
Fuji Television Gallery, Toyko, Japan (solo)
1986
Jim Dine: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Mono-prints and Sculptures, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
Jim Dine: Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1984–1985
Retrospective, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
1979–1980
Jim Dine: Figure Drawings 1975-79, The University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, USA; The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA; Reed College, Portland, USA; Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, USA; Springfield Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, USA (solo)
1979
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
Jim Dine: Oeuvre sur papier 1978-79, Galerie Alice Paulie, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
1978
Jim Dine: New Paintings, Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1977
Jim Dine: Paintings, Drawings, Etchings, 1976, Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Jim Dine: Works on Paper 1975-76, Waddington and Tooth Galleries II, London, England (solo)
1976
Jim Dine Prints 1970-1977, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA; Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; The Johnson Gallery, MIddlebury College, Middlebury, USA; University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, USA (solo)
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA (solo)
1975
Centre Cultural Americain, Paris, France (solo)
Centre des Arts Plastiques Contemporains, Bordeaux, France (solo)
1974
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (solo)
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA (solo)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1973
Galerie Gerald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1972
Galerie Gimpel & Hanover, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)
1971
Stadtishe Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Gallerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)
Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1970
Whitney Musem of American Art, New York, USA
Galerie Mikro, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Kestner-Gessellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Museo Civico, Galleria d'Art Moderna, Turin, Italy (solo)
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-museum, Linz, Austria (solo)
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Jim Dine, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1969
Reuben Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Ileasna Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)
Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany (solo)
Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (solo)
Robert Fraser Gallery, London, England (solo)
1967
Galerie Ricke, Kassel, Germany (solo)
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Harcus/Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA (solo)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (solo)
1966
Robert Faser Gallery, London, England (solo)
1965
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin, Italy (solo)
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, USA (solo)
Robert Faser Gallery, London, England (solo)
1964
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1963
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1962
Galleria dell'Areite, Milan, Italy (solo)
1961
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

Literature

Elizabeth CARPENTER. Jim Dine Prints 1985-2000, A Catalogue Raisonné, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA, 2002, ill. p.63.