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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1953
Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

University of Iowa, BFA 1975
Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, MFA, 1979

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2014
Sculpture: 1997 - 2014, Kunstmuseum Basel. Will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago *
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2012
Charles Ray, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Charles Ray, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2011
Charles Ray: Future Fragment on a Solid Base, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2009
Ink Line, Moving Wire, Spinning Spot, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2007
Chicken, The New Beetle, Father Figure, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Hinoki, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

2006
Charles Ray: black & white, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo *
Charles Ray: Pumpkin Poster, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1998
Charles Ray, Whitney Museum of American Art. (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago) *

1997
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

1996
Studio Guenzani, Milan

1994
Charles Ray, Rooseum-Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden. (ICA, London; Kunsthalle Bern and Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland)*

1993
Feature, New York
Galerie Metropol, Vienna

1992
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle
Feature, New York

1991
Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris
Feature, New York
Galerie Metropole, Vienna

1990
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
Interim Art, London
Feature, New York
Charles Ray, Orange County Museum of Art, New Port Beach, California *
Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris
Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, California *

1989
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
Feature, New York
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

1988
Feature, Chicago
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

1987
Feature, Chicago
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

1985
Mercer Union, Toronto
New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1983
64 Market Street, Venice, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
L'Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon
Art Lovers: Stories of Art in the Pinault Collection, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Sculpture After Sculpture, Moderna Museet, Stockholm * A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2013
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York
People: Selected Parkett Artists’ Editions (1984-2013), Parkett Space, Zürich
The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale
A Place in Two Dimensions, Museo Jumex, Mexico City

2012
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA) Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Viral Research, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2011
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Fondazione Prada, Ca’Corner della Regina, Venice
In the Name of Artists: Classics of Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, São Paulo Biennial Pavilion
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2010
Collecting Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York *
Abstract Resistance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York
Size Does Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Off The Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Kunsthaus Zürich
New Work: Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Honert, Charles Ray, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2009
Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Modern Wing, The Art Institute of Chicago
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York *
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

2008
(loverboy), sleep, shatter, handheld bird, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Meet Me Around the Corner - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, Flag Art Foundation, New York *
Art since the 1960s: California Experiments, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

2007
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dead! Dead! Dead!, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto
Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2006
Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami *
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, Los Angeles County Museum of Art *
More Than the World: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Five Billion Years, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centres Pompidou, Paris *
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Where Are We Going? Selections from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice *

2005
After Cézanne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles *
Take Two. Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Open Systems: Rethinking Art c. 1970, Tate Modern, London
Mo(nu)ments! Astrup Fearnely Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Bidibidobidiboo, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, Italy
Mythologies, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis

2004
Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo *
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York *
Monument to Now, Deste-Nea Ionia Exhibition Space, Athens *

2003
Biennale di Venezia, Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice *
Everyday Aesthetics: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. (Foto Museum, Winterthur) *
The Not-So-Still-Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Art, San Jose *

2002
Tempo, Museum of Modern Art Queens, New York *
Walk Around Time: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2001
The Inward Eye, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) *
A Room of Their Own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Pollock to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Open Ends: Art since 1960, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Au-dela du spectacle, Centre Pompidou, Paris *

2000
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900 - 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art *
Let's Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. (Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg) *

1999
Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (Haus der Kunst, Munich) *
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York *
Almost Warm & Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center
Culbutes. Œuvre d'impertinence, Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal *
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica

1998
Reality Bites: Approaches to Representation in American Sculpture, Chicago Cultural Center
Anthony Caro, Charles Ray, greengrassi, London
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego *
Artificial: Figuracions Contemporanies, Museu d' Art Contemporani, Barcelona *

1997
American Art 1975-1995 from the Whitney Museum: Multiple Identity, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy A Lasting Legacy: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Gift, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Biennale de Lyon d'art contemporain, Maison de Lyon, France *
Skuptur Projekte, Westfalisches Landesmuseum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Munster and City of Munster *
Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life, The Museum of Modern Art, New York *
Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Italy; Armand Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles) *
1997 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York *
Veronica's Revenge: Selections from the Lambert Art Collection, Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva *
Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt *

1996
Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975-96, The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles
Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. *
Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery, Athens. (Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany) *
NowHere: Walking and Thinking and Walking, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark *
Happy End, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
Young Americans: Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London *
Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California *

1995
1995 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. (Prague and Copenhagen) *
Private/Public: ARS 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki *
MicroMegas: Miniatures and Monstrosities in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jersualem
PerForms: Janine Antoni, Charles Ray, Jana Sterbak, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia *
Feminin-masculin: le sexe de l'art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris *
Everything That's Interesting is New, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens School of Fine Art *
Still leben, National Museum, Stockholm *
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection as Revealed by Kim Dingle, Santa Monica Museum of Art. (Site Santa Fe) *

1994
Radical Scavenger(s): The Conceptual Vernacular in Recent American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago *
Face-Off: The Portrait in Recent Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, and Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro) *

1993
1993 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. (Seoul, Korea) *
Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Bond Store 3/4, Australia
Tables, Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collections, Los Angeles
Images, Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collections, Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, Contemporary Arts Museum, Lannan Foundation, Houston

1992
Dirty Data: Sammlung Schurmann, Ludwig Forum fur internationale Kunst, Cologne *
Images, Lannan Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Viaggio a Los Angeles, Castello di Rivara, Italy
Post Human, FAE Musee d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne. (Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany) *
Documenta IX, Kassel *
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990's, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles*
The Sydney Biennial *

1991
The Savage Garden, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Barcelona *
Cadences: Icon and Abstraction in Context, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York *
Mechanika, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinati *

1990
Recent Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York *
Blood Remembering, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island *

1989
1989 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York*

1988
Still Trauma, Milford Gallery, New York
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Recent Art from Los Angeles, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio

1987
Industrial Icons, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

1986
Baaa Baaa Ba'bel, Alexandria Hotel, Los Angeles
Frederick A.Wight Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles

1984
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1981 Cape Gallery, New Orleans

1980
UNO Gallery, New Orleans
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans