Richard Artschwager

Born 1923
Hometown Washington, DC
Lives and Works Hudson, NY
BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Richard Artschwager Gallery Art

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
David Nolan, New York, NY
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
P.S.1 MOMA, Long Island, NY
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland
SMAK, Gent, Belgium
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Tate Modern, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Difficult to pin down, Richard Artschwager's style is never loyal to any one movement, but remains instead on the periphery of Conceptualism, Minimalism, and Pop Art. He challenges our preconceived ideas of two-dimensional imagery while also changing the way we think of three-dimensionality, utilizing everyday materials such as ceiling insulation and Formica in his creations. In his own words: "Space is an abstraction that grows naturally out of our looking at, looking into, looking through, walking, opening, closing, sitting, thinking about sitting, passing by."

With a degree in physics, a stint as a bank employee, and a manufacturer of simple furniture, Artschwager followed different paths to become the successful artist he is today. He has had major career surveys at institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; The Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany and the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. In 2002 he was inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 2006 received the prestigious Wolfgang Hahn Prize.

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