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Christopher Wool

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Birthplace
Chicago

Birth year
1955

Lives in
New York City

Works in
New York City

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 Beware Wet Paint
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
 
Sep, 2014 SED TANTUM DIC VERBO (JUST SAY THE WORD)
Blain|Southern Berlin
 
Aug, 2014 Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 
Jul, 2014 Bad Thoughts - Collectie Martijn en Jeannette Sanders
Stedelijk Museum
 
Statement

Christopher Wool is an American artist. He is best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases. He often uses tools associated with commercial image-making: stencils, spray paint, silkscreens, decorative rollers, enamel, and aluminum. Wool's paintings combine the "mechanical" effects produced by such devices with the artist's own hand-painted gestures. Wool provides tension between painting and erasing, gesture and removal, depth and flatness.

Christopher Wool's work has been shown extensively around the world including venues like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Recent Exhibits

Christopher Wool participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2014 Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints
IPCNY International Print Center New York
 
Jul, 2014 Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints
International Print Center New York
 
Jul, 2014 Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950
Mudam Luxembourg
 
Jun, 2014 Love Story
21er Haus
 
Jun, 2014 Halftone: Through the Grid
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustraße)
 
Jun, 2014 Titans of the Stratosphere
Patrick Painter Inc.
 
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Exhibited at these venues
Christopher Wool has Exhibited at these venues:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Blain|Southern Berlin
IPCNY International Print Center New York International Print Center New York
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Stedelijk Museum
Mudam Luxembourg 21er Haus
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustraße) Patrick Painter Inc.
David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th David Zwirner 537 W 20th
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th Zentrum Paul Klee
The Art Institute of Chicago Simon Lee Hong Kong
de la Cruz Collection AMBACH & RICE
Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque Marc Jancou Contemporary
Galerie Max Hetzler (Oudenarder Straße) MCA DENVER
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side firstsite
Broome Street Gallery CCA Andratx Art Centre
Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) FLAG Art Foundation
Nasher Museum Metro Pictures
Luhring Augustine - Chelsea Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Rasterfahndung - Tracing the grid Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC
Galerie Lena Brüning Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Honor Fraser Carolina Nitsch Project Room
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. Timothy Taylor Gallery
Phillips de Pury Musée Juif de Belgique
Regen Projects Kohn Gallery
Corbett vs. Dempsey Galerie Kreo
Simon Lee Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía The Goethe-Institut (Wyoming Building)
Haunch of Venison (New York) Mai 36 Galerie
Rubell Family Collection Galerie Perrotin - Turenne
Stellan Holm Gallery Museum Ludwig Köln
D'Amelio Terras 2nd Cannons
MOCA Pacific Design Center Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St.
Galería Elba Benitez Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
Tony Shafrazi Gallery Yvon Lambert Gallery
Van de Weghe Fine Art Richard Telles Fine Art
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Christopher Wool has curated with these artists:

Richard Pousette-Dart
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Christopher Wool has curated at these venues:

Luhring Augustine - Chelsea
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