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Richard Rezac

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Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lives in

Works in


Representing galleries
Marc Foxx Gallery, Feature Inc., Rhona Hoffman Gallery, James Harris Gallery, TWIG Gallery



Born 1952 Lincoln, Nebraska. Lives and works in Chicago


1982 M.F.A. The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore
1974 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon


2010 Robert and Happy Doran Artist in Residency Fellowship,
              Yale University Art Gallery
2006 Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award
2004 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award
1993 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship
1983 Oregon Arts Commission, Visual Artist Fellowship
1976 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship


2011 Twig Gallery, Brussels
        James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2010 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
        Feature Inc., New York
2009 Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL,
               Richard Rezac: Survey 2003-2008
2008 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2006 Portland Art Museum, Oregon
        Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2005 Feature Inc., New York
        James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2003 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2002 Feature Inc., New York
        James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2001 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
2000 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
1998 Feigen Contemporary, New York
1997 Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
1996 Feigen, Inc., Chicago
        Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1995 Feature, New York
        I space Gallery, Chicago, Richard Rezac: Shelf Sculptures 1982-1994
        Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
1994 Feigen, Inc., Chicago
1993 Feature, New York
        Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA,
                Richard Rezac: Sculpture 1987 - 1992

        Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1992 Feature, New York
1991 Feigen Inc., Chicago
        Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
        Feature, New York
1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Options 38: Richard Rezac
1989 Feature, New York
        Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
        Artgarden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (outdoor installation)
        Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, Atlanta (outdoor installation)
1988 Loughelton Gallery, New York
1987 Feature, Chicago
        Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1986 Sculpture Chicago 1986, Chicago (outdoor installation)
1985 Feature, Chicago
        Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1982 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1979 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1978 White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR


2010 Devening Projects, Chicago, Kabinett 1 & 2: Richard Rezac and Gary Stephan
        The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery,
                 Skidmore College, NY, The Jewel Thief
        Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI,
                 Heather McGill, Richard Rezac, James Shrosbree

        Boston University Art Gallery, The Shape of Abstraction
2009 Feature Inc., New York, Skulture

        Art Institute of Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
        Feature Inc., New York, Populate This Form
        Swimming Pool, Chicago, Cross-Fade
2008 Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, Isn't It
        White Columns, New York, Begin Again Right Back Here
2006 Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago,
                Drawing As Process in Contemporary Art
        National Academy Museum, New York, 181st Annual Exhibition
2005 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
                Biennial Exhibition: Closer To Home
        Feature Inc., New York, The Sun Rises in the Evening
        G Fine Art, Washington, D.C., Jeff Spaulding and Richard Rezac
        Chicago Cultural Center, Centrally Located: The Artadia and Richard H.Driehaus Foundation 2002 Artist Awards
2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Center Is Anywhere
2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present and Future
        John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Formed to Function?
        Feature Inc., New York, Small Scale Sculpture
        Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany, Dan Devening and Richard Rezac
        Sean Kelly, New York, Reflections
2002 500 sf, Lake Bluff, IL, Vladimir Skoda and Richard Rezac
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection
2001 Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, The Sensibility of the 80's
        Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Objective Color
        Feature, Inc., New York, Richard Rezac and Gary Batty
        Apex Art, New York, Making the Making
        Columbia College, Chicago, Sculpture in Chicago Now
2000 Feature Inc., New York, Hairy Forearm's Self-Referral
        Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Seems
        Feigen Contemporary, New York, Minimal Maximal
        Feature Inc., New York, Grok Terence McKenna Dead
1998 University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery,
                Chromaform: Color in Sculpture (travelling through 2000)
        TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Thomas Nozkowski and Richard Rezac
        Feigen Contemporary, New York, Inglenook
                (traveled to Illinois State University Gallery, Normal)
1997 Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, New Works
        Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, Untitled Group Show
        James Graham and Sons Gallery, New York, Sculpture
1996 Feature Inc., New York, AbFab
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Art in Chicago: 1945 - 1995
        Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, Drawing in Chicago Now
1995 Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, Resonance
        Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Skew: The Unruly Grid
        Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,
                The Friendly Village
1994 Feature, New York, 5 Longish Wood Sculptures
        Gallery 299, Portland State University, OR,
                Drawings: Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
        Center Gallery, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit,
                Sculpture on the Wall
        Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Julia Fish, Jim Hibbard, Richard Rezac
1993 Chicago Cultural Center and State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago,
                A Sequence of Forms: Sculpture by Illinois Artists
        Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington,         
                Points of Reference: Contemporary Abstraction
1992 University Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
1991 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
        Feigen, Inc., Chicago
1990 Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, New Generations: Chicago
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Toward the Future: Contemporary Art in Context
        University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor,
                Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor
1989 Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, Sculpture: Polly Apfelbaum,
                Richard Rezac, Joe Smith

        Rezac Gallery and Feature, Chicago, FunctionNonFunction
        Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
        Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA and Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University,
                Edinboro, PA, Chicago Works: Art from the Windy City
1988 Loughelton Gallery, New York
        Feature, Chicago, Near Miss
        Aspen Art Museum, Latitudes: Focus on Chicago
        The Sculpture Center, New York, In the Making: Drawings by Sculptors
        Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati,
                Donald Harvey, Beverly Pepper, Richard Rezac

        Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, The Form of Language:
                The Language of Form

        State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Imagining Form: Six Sculptors
        Rockford Art Museum, IL, Looking Out: Rockford Art Museum Regional Exhibition
1987 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,                 
                Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
        NAME Gallery, Chicago, Sculptures on the Wall
        Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 Feature, Chicago, Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
        Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
        The Sculpture Center, New York, Emerging Sculptors 1986
1985 Feature, New York, Engagement
        San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
        Portland Art Museum, Oregon Artists Biennial
1979 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Opening Exhibition
1977 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR, Twelve Portland Artists
        Purple Daggers, Portland, OR Richard Rezac and Nelson Bonner
1975 24th Avenue Gallery, Portland, OR, Richard Rezac and Stephen Soihl

Art Institute of Chicago
Dallas Museum of Art
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
State of Oregon
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Rockford Art Museum
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita
Yale University Art Gallery

Recent Exhibits

Richard Rezac participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Mar, 2016 Chicago and Vicinity
Shane Campbell Gallery
Jan, 2016 Split Complementary
DePaul Art Museum
Sep, 2015 Circum
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
May, 2015 in the West Gallery: Richard Rezac
Marc Foxx
Oct, 2014 Untitled Group Sculpture Exhibition
Marc Foxx
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