Richard Serra

Born 1939
Hometown San Francisco, CA
Lives and Works Tribeca, NY and Nova Scotia, Canada
MA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1964
BA, University of California in Berkeley. Santa Barbara, CA, 1961

Richard Serra Gallery Art

Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Famed minimalist Richard Serra, perhaps best known for his site-specific sculptures, has created works that span the mediums, including drawing and video, and that cross the continents from America to Asia. The single most important characteristic of his art is its pure physicality; the presence of his work, either because of materials or the site, is always insistent and, at times, unsettling. Frequently using industrial materials, Serra's sculptures evoke a sense of rawness while their towering heights and simple lines forcefully transgress into the viewer's space. In his series Tilted Arcs (1996-1999) monumental sheets of steel curve through public spaces, creating private enclaves even as these interventions shatter prior relationships with said spaces. His works have been at exhibited the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial, as well as at numerous institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum.

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