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Brooklyn, New York.

Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 Selections
The Colby College Museum of Art
Apr, 2014 Artist Rooms: Alex Katz
Tate Modern
Apr, 2014 Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

Alex Katz is an American figurative artist associated with the Pop art movement. During his first ten years as a painter, Katz admitted to destroying a thousand paintings. Since the 1950s, he worked to create art more “freely” in the sense that he tried to paint “faster than [he] can think.” His works seem simple, but according to Katz they are more reductive, which is fitting to his personality.

In 1994 Cooper Union Art School created the Alex Katz Visiting Chair in Painting with the endowment provided by the sale of ten paintings donated by the artist. It was only during the last decade that his art gained world wide acceptance, as it is now considered influential on much younger generations of artists. In 2007, Katz had a major solo show at the New York State Museum.

You can visit his offical web site here.


Recent Exhibits

Alex Katz participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 FIERCE CREATIVITY curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin
Pace Gallery - 57th St.
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Aug, 2014 A Pegada Pop
Carbono Galeria
Jul, 2014 45 Years Of Portraits 1969-2014
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast
Jul, 2014 Summertime 2014
Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jul, 2014 Summertime Blues
McClain Gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for Alex Katz
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Alex Katz has Exhibited at these venues:

Pace Gallery - 57th St. MIT List Visual Arts Center
McClain Gallery Carbono Galeria
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Museum Frieder Burda The Colby College Museum of Art
Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 West 27th Street Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave
Marlborough Broome Street Meyerovich Gallery
High Museum of Art Cantor Arts Center
Albertina Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Mana Contemporary A&D Gallery
Adamar Fine Arts Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Luciana Brito Galeria
Turner Carroll Gallery Timothy Taylor Gallery
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Mead Art Museum
Gavin Brown's Enterprise de la Cruz Collection
Marlborough Chelsea Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga Industry City
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Halle GALERIE FLUEGEL-RONCAK
San Diego Museum of Art Nassau County Museum
DC Moore Gallery Untitled New York
Meyer Fine Art Inc. scape
The Warhol (The Andy Warhol Museum) MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao The Chrysler Museum of Art
GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art Turner Contemporary
Octavia Art Gallery M+B
ACME Fine Art Hunterdon Art Museum
Galerie Lena Brüning Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Montclair Art Museum James Cohan Gallery Shanghai
Visual Arts Center - University of Texas Freight+Volume
SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Beck Building)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art IPCNY International Print Center New York
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris MoMA PS1
Peter Blum Gallery- Soho Hickory Museum of Art
Visual Arts Gallery at the School of Visual Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
RH Gallery Elga Wimmer PCC
Kohn Gallery Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard)
Mary Ryan Gallery National Portrait Gallery
Richard Levy Gallery Woodward Gallery
Galerie van Gelder Russell Bowman Art Advisory
Robert Miller Gallery- New York Pace Gallery - 25th St.
Katz Contemporary Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th
White Columns LewAllen Galleries (Railyard)
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Parrish Art Museum
Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago Jim Kempner Fine Art
Pier 92
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