Frank Stella

Art & Antiques Magazine

Working in Space, By John Dorfman

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This month, when the Museum of Arts and Design in New York opens its show “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital”—the first by a major museum to examine “the increasingly important role of digital fabrication in contemporary art, architecture and design practice”—among the more than 80 artists represented in it will be Frank Stella. It might seem strange to some that an artist who started out in the 1950s and had a retrospective at MoMA as early as 1970 would be making work with 3-D printing technology just like some straight-out-of-art-school kid, but to those familiar with Stella’s protean nature and taste for boundary-pushing, it makes complete sense. Having first attracted attention with flatter-than-flat hard-edged paintings, Stella has been steadily expanding into space ever since, beginning with low relief and collage and proceeding to curved canvases, paintings with projecting sculpture-like elements, and out-and-out sculpture—although Stella prefers to think of his free-standing works as paintings in three dimensions or “sculptural paintings,” rather than sculptures.

The Art Newspaper

Art Enters the Third Dimension, By Julia Halperin

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Three-dimensional printing enables artists to realise sculptures in previously impractical shapes and sizes. The technology creates 3-D objects from digital models by printing thousands of successive layers of material. The artist Frank Stella was an early adopter. In the mid-2000s, he used a 3-D printer to produce metal and resin segments for his spiraling polychrome sculpture series “Scarlatti Kirkpatrck”. The technology gave Stella “an opportunity to project work out from the wall in a way that would have been difficult, and too heavy, using traditional means”, says Ron Labaco, a curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. He will include Stella’s work in an exhibition devoted to computer-enabled work, “Out of Hand: Materialising the Postdigital”, which is scheduled to open on 14 October.

The Independent, UK

Great Works: den Ufern der Aar (Felder) (1998) by Frank Stella , by Michael Glover

Friday, April 12, 2013

Is it a crooning junkyard angel of the kind that Bob Dylan once praised in “From a Buick 6”? The mood of this bruising sculpture by Frank Stella is one of explosive visual excess, from its bucking, roller-coasterish shapeliness to its blaring, fruity tones.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Frank Stella – The Retrospective, Works 1958-2012

September 8, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Frank Stella (born 1936) is one of the last living heroes of American painting from the 1950s and 1960s. Stella’s recent works demonstrate yet again his compelling path in the direction of abstraction. Hardly twenty-years old, the young artist conquered the New York art scene in the late 1950s with a sensation: His large Black Paintings not only intensified the debate on Minimalism in painting but also prepared the way for the “exit from the picture into space.” But unlike his contemporaries, Stella took a completely independent path that led him to ever more opulent, ever more baroque reliefs. With his turn “from Minimalism to Maximalism,” Frank Stella developed into one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century. Featuring circa 60 mostly large-format works as well as 30 drawings and sketches, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is honoring Frank Stella with a comprehensive exhibition that makes up the capstone to the wide range of presentations celebrating the artist’s 75th birthday.

The International Sculpture Center

International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Frank Stella

April 26, 2011

The ISC’s Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognized individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of sculptural work as well as to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons

October 9, 2010

The Toledo exhibition of his Irregular Polygons, curated by Brian Kennedy, organized and originally shown at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College on October 9, 2010–March 13, 2011
Lecture: An Evening with Frank Stella Weblink
Masters Series: An Evening with Frank Stella Video Link
Toledo Museum of Art Weblink

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Stella & Calatrava: The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain

April 15, 2011

Two-person collaborative exhibition with Frank Stella and Santiago Calatrava
Neue Nationalgalerie Weblink
Neue Nationalgalerie Video Link (DW-TV Arts 21, Summit Meeting)

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series

June 11, 2011

For the first time in a museum exhibition, The Phillips Collection presents recent works from Frank Stella’s K series inspired by the 18th-century composer Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas.


Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Frank Stella: Connections

September 30, 2011

Haunch of Venison London is delighted to present Frank Stella: Connections, the most extensive exhibition of Stella’s work in the UK to date. This exhibition will examine Stella’s long and extraordinarily diverse career and will include works from 1958 to the present day.

In collaboration with FreedmanArt, New York, US. Fall 2011