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Martin Puryear    (American, 1941)




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Biography
1963 Education: Bachelor of Arts, Art Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
1966 - 1968 Education Swedish Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1969 - 1971 Education: Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture Yale University, School of Art & Architecture, New Haven, CT
1989 Grand Prize 1989 Sao Paulo Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1992 - 1996 Worked at Calder Atelier Sache, France
Special Project Belvedere Park, Battery Park City, NY
Elected to Amer. Acad. & Inst. of Arts & Letters
College Art Association Award
Honorary Degree Yale University, New Haven, CT
Professor, Department of Art University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions
2007 Martin Puryear: Sculpture Retrospective, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2004 Gyroscope series, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
2004 Discussion, Meet the Artist, “Martin Puryear,” inaugurating the 30th anniversary Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.,
2003 - 2004 Installed Public Art at the Mori Arts Center, Roppongi Hills in conjunction with Happiness: A Suvival Guide for Art and Life (Harmony), The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2003 Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Time, (Emmy-Nominated Series), Season Two, PBS, 9:00pmSeptember 15, 2003. www.pbs.org/art21, interview of Martin Puryear
2002 Guardian, stone, Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan, commission for TV Asahi
1999 - 2000 That Profile, steel, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1999 This Mortal Coil, Eglise Salpetrière, Festival d’Automne, Paris, France. (Temporary)
1997 Bearing Witness, Reagan Building, Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.,
1997 Courtyard for the New School for Social Research, New York
1996 Meditation in a Beech Wood, Stiftelsen Wanas Utstalliningar, Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
1995 McKee Gallery NYC
1994 "Putting Things Together: Recent Sculpture from the Anderson Collection", The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz, CA
1994 Donald Young Gallery Seattle, WA
1994 "Western Artists/African Art", The Museum for African Art NYC
1994 "Landscape as Metaphor: Visions of America in the Late 20th Century", Denver Art Museum; Columbus Museum Denver, CO; Columbus, OH
1993 - 1994 "Visual Arts Encounter: African-Americans and Europe", Salle Clemenceau, Palais du Luxembourg Paris, France
1993 - 1994 "Martin Puryear", Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
1993 "Collective Pursuits: Mt. Holyoke Investigates Modernism", Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley, MA
1993 "Yale Collects Yale", New Haven, CT
1993 "American Art in the 20th Century: Painting & Sculpture", Martin Gropius Bau; Royal Academy of Art Berlin, Germany; London, England
1993 "Drawing the Line Against AIDS", 45th Venice Biennale, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy
1992 "Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing", The Museum of Modern Art NYC
1991 - 1992 "Martin Puryear", Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL & travelling
1990 "Connections: Martin Puryear", Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
1989 Margo Leavin Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989 The 20th International Sao Paulo Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1988 "New Wall Sculpture", McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery Washington, D.C.
1987 David McKee Gallery NYC
1987 Donald Young Gallery Chicago, IL
1987 "Martin Puryear: Public and Personal", The Chicago Public Library Chicago, IL
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