Karl Wirsum  (American, 1939) 

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Karl Wirsum Biography
1939   Born in Chicago, IL
1961   BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Current resides in Chicago, IL as Full Adjunct Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Sinister Pop, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2012   The Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2012   Re-Source, Jean Albano Gallery, IL
2012   Objets Extraordinaire, , Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2011   : Hypercolon :, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam
2011   Chicago Imagists, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2011   Works on Paper: Selections from the Elmhurst College Collection, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2011   DRAWN, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2011   Pretty on the Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2011   The Paper Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011   Play Ball, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2011   The Art of Collecting, the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
2010   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010   Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008   The Baseball Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008   Karl Wirsum: Paintings & Prints, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL (solo)
2007 - 2008   Winsome Works(some), Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI; Herron Galleries, Indiana University-Perdue University, Indianapolis, IN (solo)
2008 - 2007   On Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Karl Wirsum: Plays Missed It For You, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006   The Wirsum-Gunn Family Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006   Drawn into the World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2006   The Artful Jester, The Painting Center, New York, NY & Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2006   181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2003 - 2006   Faces, Places, & Inner Spaces, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2005   Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
2005   The Cartoonist’s Eye, A + D Gallery, Colombia College, Chicago, IL
2005   25th Anniversary Show, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2004   Hello Again Boom A Rang: Ten Years of Wirsum Art, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2002   Paintings and Cutouts, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL (solo)
2002   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2001   Rockford College Gallery, Rockford, IL (solo)
2000   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1998   Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1998   University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1997   The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Sculpture Court, Iowa City, Iowa (solo)
1994   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1994   J. Maddux Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1992   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1991   Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (solo)
1989   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1988   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1988   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988   College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (solo)
1986   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1986   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1984   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1983   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1982   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1982   Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (solo)
1981   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1981   Hare Toddy Kong Tamari: Selected Objects by Karl Wirsum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
1980   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1979   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1978   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1977   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1976   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1971   Wabash Transit Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1970   St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL (solo)
1967   Dell Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

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