Richard Levy Gallery

Vija Celmins

(American/Latvian, b. 1938)

jupiter moon - constellation by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Jupiter Moon - Constellation, 1983

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untitled (spider web) by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Untitled (Spider Web), 2000

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Biography

Timeline

1938
Born in Riga, Latvia
1962
Bachelor of Fine Arts: John Herron Institute, Indianapolis, IN
1965
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
1980
Guggenheim Fellowship
1981
Resident Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1984
Taught at Cooper Union, New York, NY
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

Exhibitions

2011
Vija Celmins: Desert, Sea and Stars, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Prints And Works On Paper, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, USA
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, Los Angeles, USA
Under the Starry Sky, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, England
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Image, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
McKee Gallery, New York, USA
Plane/Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Drawing Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
A Trace of A Trace of A Trace, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA
Celmins, Gibbs + Martin, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
Step Into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Imagined Worlds, AXA Gallery, New York, USA
2005
A Very Liquid Heaven, Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA
Contemporary Voices, works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2004
Vija Celmins, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003
Celmins Prints, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, USA
Vija Celmins Prints, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, USA
2002
The Prints of Vija Celmins, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2001
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
McKee Gallery, New York, USA

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)