Timeline

1959
Born in the Bronx
1981
BFA, Cooper Union School of Art New York, NY
1985
Skowhegan School for Paintings & Sculpture Skowhegan, ME
1986–1987
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1988
Mousen D'Asilah Residency Asilah, Morocco
New York State Council of the Arts Grant
University of North Texas, Artist in Residence Denton, TX
Joan Mitchell Award
New York University Graduate Program Venice, Italy

Exhibitions

2003–2007
Black is a Color: African American Art at the Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Traveling to: Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2006
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, New York Historical Society, New York
2006
Whitfield Lovell, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Whitfield Lovell: Homegoing, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2005
A Sense of Place: Contemporary African-American Art, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Africa in America, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2005
Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2004–2005
A History of Color, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
2004–2005
Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; Ridgefield, CT.
2004–2005
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (traveling exhibition)
2003–2005
African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, New York Historical Society, New York, NY. (traveled to: Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2004
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
2004
Everyday Mysteries: Modern and Contemporary Still Life, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2004
superSalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2004
Drawings VII, Koplin Del Rio, West Hollywood, CA
2004
Whitfield Lovell: Tableaux, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
2004
Whitfield Lovell, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001–2004
Visitation: The Richmond Project, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA (traveled to: University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia)
2003
That You Know Who We Are: Works by Whitfield Lovell, Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville. FL
2003
Whitfield Lovell: Ancestors, Flint Institute of Arts, MI
2003
GRACE: A Project by Whitfield Lovell, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2003
Whitfield Lovell: Tableaux, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2003
Modern Storytellers: Bearden, Birch, Lovell, Ringgold, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2003
Art a Century Apart: 1903 and 2003, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
2003
Images of the Spirit, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2003
The Culture of Violence, Samuel Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
2003
Skowhegan Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME
2003
Celebrating African American Art, Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2003
The Way They See It, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Growing Up: Childhood in American and Native American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
2003
Reality/Fiction: (Re)constructing Representation, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY
2002–2003
De Kooning to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002
Turn of the Century, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
2002
Whitfield Lovell: Embers, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Whitfield Lovell: Memories, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA (traveled to Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA)
2002
SANCTUARY: The Great Dismal Swamp, An Installation by Whitfield Lovell, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2002
One Thousand Words, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2000–2002
Portrayals, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, Purchase, NY (traveled to: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; Tubman African-American Museum, Macon, GA; Evansville Museum of Art, IN)
2001
Whitfield Lovell, Recent Tableaux, Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, Richmond, VA
2001
Embers, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
Beyond the Frame: Whitfield Lovell, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2001
Skowhegan Faculty Exhibition, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2001
About Face: Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2001
Beauty Without Regret, curated by Robert Kushner, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001
Drawing on Language, curated by Carter E. Foster and Stephan F. F. Jost, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
2001
Self-Made Men, curated by Alexi Worth, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2001
Recent Acquisitions, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2001
About Face: Considering Portraits, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
A Shriek from an Invisible Box, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Hunter Gallery Selects, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
2000
The Persistence of Photography in American Portraiture, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2000
Portrayals, Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, DC Moore Gallery New York
2000
Good Business Is the Best Art: Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Musuem of the Arts New York, NY
1998
Food for Thought: A Visual Banquet, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1998
Collection Inspiration, The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, PA
1997
DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1996
Starting with Flowers, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1995
Inaugural Exhibition, DC Moore Gallery New York, NY
1993
Portraits/Retratos, Two Person Show, Intar Gallery New York, NY
1993
Lehman College Art Gallery New York, NY
1990
New Perspectives, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Gallery Miami, FL
1988
New Visions, Queens Museum New York, NY
1988
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ
1986
Self Portrait, Kenkeleba Gallery New York, NY
1985
John Jay College New York, NY
1984
Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, NY
1982
Interchurch Center New York, NY
1981
Invitational Show, AIR Gallery New York, NY