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Vija Celmins    (American/Latvian, 1939)

 Vija Celmins - Concentric Bearings C (Prints and Multiples) h: 20.2 x w: 20.1 in / h: 51.3 x w: 51.1 cm
Vija Celmins
Concentric Bearings C 1984
 
 Vija Celmins - Strata (Prints and Multiples) h: 29.5 x w: 35.2 in / h: 74.9 x w: 89.4 cm
Vija Celmins
Strata 1983
 
 Vija Celmins - Untitled (Ocean With Cross) (Prints and Multiples)
Vija Celmins
Untitled (Ocean With Cross) 2005
 
 Vija Celmins - Untitled (Web 2) (Paintings) h: 18.1 x w: 14.8 in / h: 46 x w: 37.6 cm
Vija Celmins
Untitled (Web 2) 2001
 
  

Biography
1938 Born: Riga, Latvia
1962 Bachelor of Fine Arts: John Herron Institute, Indianapolis, IN
1965 Master of Fine Arts: UCLA
1980 Guggenheim Fellowship
1981 Resident Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1984 Taught at Cooper Union, New York
1987 Taught at Yale Graduate School, New Haven, CT
1996 American Academy of Arts and Letters, Award in Art
1997 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship
2000 - 2001 Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award
Lives and works in New York, NY

Exhibitions
2011 Vija Celmins - Desert, Sea and Stars - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2011 Prints And Works On Paper - Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NY
2009 "Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
2008 "Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Vija Celmins: A Drawing Retrospective, Hammer Galleries, UCLA
2007 Under the Starry Sky, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
2007 The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London
2007 The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2006 - 2007 Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Image, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
2006 Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C
2006 McKee Gallery, New York
2006 Plane/Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2006 Drawing Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2006 A Trace of A Trace of A Trace, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
2006 Celmins, Gibbs + Martin, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
2006 Step Into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2006 Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2005 - 2006 Imagined Worlds, AXA Gallery, organized by international Print Center, New York
2005 A Very Liquid Heaven, Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2005 Contemporary Voices, works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2004 - 2005 The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2004 Dublin, Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Paradise, Vija Celmins
2003 Indianapolis, Herron School of Art, Celmins Prints
2003 New York, Susan Sheehan Gallery, Vija Celmins Prints
2002 New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Prints of Vija Celmins
2001 Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
2001 New York, McKee Gallery
1999 London, Anthony d’Offay Gallery
1997 Vija Celmins Works 1964-1996, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, Spain
1996 - 1997 Survey exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art London, England & travelled o Madrid, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia; Winterthur, Kunstmuseum; Frankfurt, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vija Celmins: Works 1964 - 1996
1996 McKee Gallery NYC
1995 "Vija Celmins", Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain Paris, France
1995 "About Place: Recent Art of the Americas", Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
1995 "Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory", Curated by Mark , Aspen Art Museum Aspen, CO
1995 "American Art Today: Night Paintings", The Art Museum at Florida International University Miami, FL
1995 "American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", American Academy of Arts and Letters NYC
1995 "Group Exhibition", Daniel Weinberg Gallery San Francisco, CA
1994 "Love in the Ruins: Art and Inspiration of L.A.", Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach, CA
1994 "The World of Tomorrow", Thomas Solomon's Garage Los Angeles, CA
1994 "Facts and Figures: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection", Lannan Foundation Los Angeles, CA
1994 "Fine Lines", Anthony Slayter-Ralph Santa Barbara, CA
1994 "Institute of Cultural Anxiety", Institute of Contemporary Art London, England
1994 "Vija Celmins - Prints, 1970-1992", Cirrus Los Angeles, CA
1992 - 1994 "Vija Celmins Retrospective", Organized by Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA & traveling
1993 "Vija Celmins - Printed Matter", University Gallery, Fine Arts Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1992 McKee Gallery NYC
1990 "Vija Celmins: Drawings and Prints", Pence Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1988 McKee Gallery NYC
1983 McKee Gallery NYC
1973 Whitney Museum of American Art NYC
1965 Los Angeles, UCLA, Dickinson Art Center

Literature
Vija Celmins: A Survey Exhibition (exh. cat., intro. S. C. Larsen; Newport Beach, CA, Harbor A. Mus.; Chicago, IL, A. Club; Yonkers, NY, Hudson River Mus.; Washington, DC, Corcoran Gal. A.; 1980)
W. W. Bartman, ed.: Vija Celmins (Interviewed by Chuck Close) (New York, 1992)
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