Vija Celmins

(American/Latvian, b. 1938)

comet by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Comet, 1992

jupiter moon-constellation by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Jupiter Moon-Constellation, 1983

ocean surface woodcut by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Ocean Surface Woodcut, 1992

saturn stamps by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Saturn Stamps, 1995

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Vija Celmins

Untitled, 1995

untitled (ocean) by vija celmins

Vija Celmins

Untitled (Ocean), 1972

Biography

Timeline

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

Exhibitions

2011
Vija Celmins - Desert, Sea and Stars - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
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
Under the Starry Sky, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2006 - 2007
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Image, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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)