Frank Stella

Selected Biography

1936Born in Malden, MA

1950–54Studied Painting under Patrick Morgan, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1954–58Studied History and Art History under Stephen Greene and William Seitz, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1958Moved to New York, NY

1967First Prize, International Biennial Exhibition of Paintings, Tokyo, Japan

1979Awarded the Claude M. Fuess Distinguished Service Award, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1981New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, New York, NY
Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Honorary Fellowship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

1983Appointed the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1984Honorary Doctor of Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1985Award of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Honorary Degree, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1986Honorary Degree, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1989Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government

1992Awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction

1998Gold Medal for Graphic Art Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2001Gold Medal of the National Arts Club, New York, NY

2010Received the 2009 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 25, 2010

                      Frank Stella currently lives and works in New York, NY

 

Selected Exhibitions

2013Frank Stella, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (upcoming, June 4 – July 5, 2013)

2012-13Frank Stella – Die Retrospektive, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2012Frank Stella: New Work, FreedmanArt, New York, NY

2011Stella & Calatrava. The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain, Two-person collaborative exhibition with Frank Stella and Santiago Calatrava, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (solo)
Frank Stella: Connections, Haunch of Venison, London, UK (solo)
Frank Stella – Neue Arbeiten, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Germany and traveling to Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany

2010–2011Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons, Curated by Brian Kennedy, The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo)

2010Frank Stella: New Works, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)

2009Polychrome Relief, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Moby Dick: Frank Stella and Herman Melville, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2008Polygons to Printmaking: The Work of Frank Stella 1958 – 1997, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ (solo)
Frank Stella, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Between the Lines, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

2007Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Frank Stella, Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Modern American Masters, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Frank Stella: Recent Works, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Frank Stella, Galerie Ficher Rohr, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Frank Stella on the Roof, The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella: Painting into Architecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella: New Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Modern American Masters, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2006Black Paintings. Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella 1958, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA (solo)
Frank Stella, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany (solo)
Frank Stella: Major Works from the von Kleist Series, Danese Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella: Collages and Related Sculpture from the von Kleist Series, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY; In conjunction with Danese Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany

2005Frank Stella, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Frank Stella, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella’s Moby Dick Series Prints, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile (solo)
Frank Stella, Waddington Galleries, London (solo)
Frank Stella’s Moby Dick Series Prints, The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Collection Constantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
New Works, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Black Paintings, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2004Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) – Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Frank Stella – A Breakthrough in Abstraction – Exotic Birds, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella, Moby Dick and Imaginary Places, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
What You See Is What You See: Frank Stella and the Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA (solo)
Frank Stella, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Frank Stella: New Works, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)

2003Frank Stella, The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
Frank Stella, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Frank Stella: Recent Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella, IWATE Museum of Art, Morioka City, Japan (solo)
Work Ethic, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

2002Frank Stella: Hacilar 1999-2001, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2001Heinrich von Kleist by Frank Stella, JENOPTIK Gallery, Jena, Germany (solo)
Frank Stella, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Frank Stella: Recent Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Frank Stella, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA (solo)
Frank Stella, Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)
Frank Stella: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Frank Stella, Recent Works, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Frank Stella, Love Letters and Correspondence. Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Prince of Homburg, Installation on the lawn of the National Gallery, Washington, DC
Heinrich von Kleist, Traveling exhibition, Jena, Hildesheim, Stuttgart, Berlin and Singapore

1999–2000Frank Stella at 2000: Changing the Rules, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1999Abstraction, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Drawing is Another Kind of Language, Parrish Art Museum, organized by Harvard Museums, Southampton, NY
Frank Stella: Easel Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Frank Stella: New Work, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY (solo)

1998Rendez-vous, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, NY
Frank Stella: New Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Frank Stella: Smoke Rings, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY (solo)

1997Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany

1987Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)

1970Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)

 

Selected Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Baltimore Museum, Maryland
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Brown University, List Art Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Cleveland Art Museum, Ohio
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
David Winton Bell Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum, Japan
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum, California
Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum Bochum, West Germany
Museum Boymans von Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Nationalgalerie, Berlin
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Philadelphia Art Museum, Pennsylvania
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Tate, London, England
University of Michigan Art Museum, East Lansing
Vancouver Art Museum, British Columbia, Canada
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, West Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, Connecticut