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Gary Simmons - Artist, New York City

Gary Simmons

Born April 14, 1964, New York; lives and works in New York.
Attended School of Visual Arts, New York, B.F.A., 1988;
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, M.F.A., 1990

Selected One-person Exhibitions:

2014 "Fight Night," Metro Pictures, New York
Perez Art Museum, Miami

2013 "Extant Phantoms," Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
The Museum of of Modern Art Fort Worth, Texas

2012 Metro Pictures, New York (2012-2013)
"I Wish It Could Be Morning All Day Long," Art Public at Art Basel Miami Beach

2011 "Shine," Simon Lee Gallery, London
2010 "Black Marquee," Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
"Double Feature," SAKS, Geneva
"Midnight Matinee," Metro Pictures, New York

2008 "Crawling Along the Edge of a Straight Razor," CAIS Gallery, Seoul/Hong Kong (cat.)
"Smoke," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
"Night of the Fires" Metro Pictures, New York

2007 Anthony Meier, San Francisco "House of Pain," Simon Lee Gallery, London
2006 "1964", The Bohen Foundation, New York
2004 "Criminal Slang," Metro Pictures, New York
2003 "Gary Simmons- Unique Drawings," Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
"Gary Simmons," Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

2002 "Gary Simmons," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (cat.)
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

2001 "Ghost House," (site-specific installation) SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (cat.)
"Desert Blizzard," Video Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

2000 "Wake," (web exhibition) The Dia Center,, New York
"Bench Markers," Musée D'Art Americain, Giverny, France (broch.)

1999 "Currents 80," The Saint Louis Art Museum
1997 "Gary Simmons: Gazebo," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Galeri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis
"Wall Drawings," Kunsthaus, Zurich (cat.)

1995 The Fabric Workshop/Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (two-person exhibition with Glenn Ligon)
Metro Pictures, New York
The Contemporary, New York
"Gary Simmons: Erasure Drawings," Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles (broch.)

1994 "Directions: Gary Simmons," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. (broch.)
1993 Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris (cat.)
1992 Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami
"The Garden of Hate," Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York (brochure)
Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica

1990 White Columns, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:top Back to top

2015 "All the World's Futures," 56th Venice Biennale (forthcoming)
"The Past, The Present, The Possible," Sharjah Biennial 12, United Arab Emirates
"Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s," Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

2014 "Prospect.3: Notes for Now" Prospect International Contemporary Art Biennial,
      New Orleans
"Made by Brazilians," Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paulo
"Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarskey and the Architectural Assosciation,"
      Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis
"Black Eye," Concept NV, New York
"Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art,"
      Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

2013 "Drawn to Language" Children's Museum of the Arts, New York
"Blackboard: Teaching and Learning from Art," Artipelag, Vardmo, Sweden (2013-2014)
"Painting in Place," LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division
"NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" New Museum, New York
"Merci Mercy," Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York

2012 "Behold, America!," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
"Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2010," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
      (2012-2013) (cat.)
"The Bearden Project," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (cat.)
"Thenceforward, and Forever Free," Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University,
      Milwaukee (cat.)

2011 "The American Art: Masterpieces from the Whitney," The National Museum of
      Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
"30 Americans," North Carolina Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, Corcoran Gallery,
      Washington D.C.
"Artists Choose Artists," Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
"Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions," Nasher Museum of
      Art at Duke University, Durham North Carolina
"Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Museum of Contemporary Art Collection"
      Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

2010 "Singular Visions," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2009 "The Foundation of Contemporary Arts Benefit Show," Lehmann Maupin, New York
"NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith," Miami Art Museum, Miami
"30 Seconds off an Inch," The Studio Museum, New York (2009-2010) (cat.)
"Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
"Nothingness and Being," The Jumex Collection, Mexico City
"Sites," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2008 "An Unruly History of the Readymade," The Jumex Collection, Mexico City (2008-2009) (cat.)
"The Station," Midblock East, Miami
"30 Americans," The Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2008-2009) (cat.)
Gwangju Biennale, Korea
"NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," The Menil Collection, Houston

2007 "For the Love of the Game, Race and Sport in America," Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford
"Collected Identities: Gifts from the Blake Byrne Collection," Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
"Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making," The Museum of Modern Art, New York (cat.)

2006 "Fifth Interpretation of the Collection," La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico (cat.)
"The Constant Possibility of Erasure," Dorsky Gallery, New York.
"Studio in the Park," produced by BravinLee Programs, Riverside Park Fund, New York

2005 "Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970," Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (cat.)
"Past, Presence, Childhood and Memory," Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria
"Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2004 "Social Studies," Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois (cat.)
"White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art," Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore (cat.)

2003 "Whiteness, A Wayward Construction," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
"Raid the Icebox," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
"Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (cat.)

2002 "New York Renaissance- Masterworks From the Whitney Museum of American Art," Palazzo Reale, Milan (cat.)
2001 "I'm Thinking of a Place," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles "One Planet Under a Groove- Hip Hop and Contemporary Art," Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
"Audible Imagery: Sound and Photography," The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2000 "Art on the Line Comes Inside," Main Line Art Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania
"Point of Reference," Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

1999 "Sightgags," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"At Century's End," Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida
"Billboard," Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams "Heaven," Kunsthalle, DŸsseldorf
"American Century," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
"Videodrome," New Museum of Contempoary Art, New York
"Shoes," Frederieke Taylor TZ'Art, New York
"Rapture," Bakalar Gallery and Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art

1998 "The Campaign Against Living Miserably," Royal College of Arts, London
"Drawings...Second Annual Invitational," Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
"Cut on the Bias," Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

1997 "New York: Drawings Today," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"No Place (Like Home)," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Gothic," The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (cat.)
"Drawings," Meyerson and Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
"Trade Routes: History and Geography," 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
"No Small Feat," Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
"Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990's," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
"inSite97," Installation Gallery, San Diego, California (cat.)

1996 "Imagined Communities," Oldham Art Gallery, London (traveling venues through 1997, cat.)
"Defining the 90's: Consensus Making in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami," Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
"Under Capricorn: Art in the Age of Globalization," Stedelijk Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (cat.)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
"Getekend, Amerika!" MK Espositieruimte, Rotterdam (cat.)
"A/drift," Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York
"Fragments: Proposta per a una col.leccio de fotografia contemporania," Museo d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona (cat.)
"Inklusion, Exklusion: Kunst im Zeitalter von Postkolonialismus und globaler Migration," Graz, Austria (cat.)

1995 "Configura 2 - Dialog Der Kulturen - Erfurt 1995," Erfurt, Germany (cat.)
1994 "Urban Paradise: Gardens in the City," Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York
Metro Pictures, New York (and 2003)
"Summer Academy I," PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York
"Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Armond Hammer Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles (cat.)

1993 "Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
Thread Waxing Space, New York
"Contacts Proofs," Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
"The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism," Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine (cat.)

1992 "Structural Damage," BlumHelman Warehouse, New York "The Politics of Difference: Artists Explore Issues of Identity," University Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside
"The Big Nothing or Le Presque Rien," The New Museum of Contemporary Art and French Cultural Services, New York
"How It Is," Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
"Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience," Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York
"Dissent, Difference, and the Body Politic," Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Otis Parsons School of Design (cat.)
"Wall Drawings," The Drawing Center, New York

1991 "Interrogating Identity: The Question of Black Art," Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Center for Fine Arts, Miami; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio; Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina (cat.)
"The Subversive Stitch," Simon Watson Gallery, New York
"Schwarze Kunst: Konzepte zu Politik und Identitat," Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin

1990 "Earth," Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica
"Spent: Currency, Security and Art on Deposit," New Museum of Contemporary Art at Marine Midland Bank, New York
"All Quiet on the Western Front?" Espace de Dieu, Paris
"Official Language," San Francisco Art Institute Galleries, San Francisco
"Total Metal," Simon Watson Gallery, New York

Selected Bibliography:top Back to top

2015 Scott Indrisek, "Come As You Are: A '90s Flashback in New Jersey,"
      (February 10).
Jeff Chang, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," St. Martin's Press,
      New York: 152.
Jodie Bass, "Gary Simmons," (January 7).

2014 "Pamm Project Gallery: Gary Simmons," (November 12).
Alexandra Peers, "The Art World: Billions are in the Eye of the Beholder,"
      New York Observer (November 10): 44-45.
Jessica Dawson, "Gary Simmons' Boxing-Related Art at Two Locations,"
      The Wall Street Journal (October 24).
"Gary Simmons at Perez Art Museum Project Gallery," (July 15).
Pierre Lefort, "La Nouvelle- Orleans Mise en Prospective," L'Officiel Art
      (March 2014): 122-127.
"2013 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist's Prize: Gary Simmons," The Studio Museum
      in Harlem Magazine (Winter/Spring):79-80.

2013 Frida Andersson and Jessica Hoglund, eds. "Blackboard: Teaching and Learning from
      Art," Artipelag, Vardmo, Sweden: 124-129, 162-163.
"Gary Simmons: Downtown Reflections," (August 27). (with video directed
      by Matt Black)
Anne Doran, "NYC 1993: Jet Set, Trash and No Star," Art in America (May): 161-2.
Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash
      and No Star," New Museum, New York: 145.
Amy Galpin, ed. "Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Art
      Museums," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Art Museum
      and the Tinken Museum of Art: 325.

2012 Douglas Dreishpoon, Louis Grachos, David Pagel and Heather Pesanti. "Decade:
      Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New
      York: 144-145.
Noah Becker, "Gary Simmons," ArtVoices (Winter 2013):8-11, cover.
Jessica Lott and Samir S. Patel, eds. "The Bearden Project," The Studio Museum in
      Harlem, New York: 197, 275.
Kristen A. Foster and Kali Murray, "Thenceforward, and Forever Free," Haggerty
      Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 20-21.

2011 Mariann W. Smith (ed.), "Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection," Scala
      Publishers, London and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo: 143.
Gwen Allen, "Reviews: Gary Simmons, Artforum," February, pp. 235.
Karen Rosenberg, "A Haunting Tour, One Room at a Time," The New York Times,
      January 21, pp. 31.
Gabrielle Selz, "What's Black and White and Tread All Over,",
      February 24.

2010 Eungie Joo, "Gary Simmons, Re:Collection Selected Works from the Studio Museum
      in Harlem," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, pp. 156-157.
Oksana Katchaluba, "Gary Simmons,", Volume IV, Fall.
Kenneth Baker, "Gary Simmons on '70s 'blaxploitation' Nostalgia," San Francisco
      Chronicle, December 4.
"Gary Simmons Double Feature," Artcollector, September/October pp. 42-43.
Doug McClemont, "Reviews New York: 30 Seconds off an Inch," Art News, April
      pp. 112-113.

2009 Christian Rattemeyer, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings
Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 254
Charles Wylie, "Words and Images," Dallas Cowboys Star Gameday, November 1, pp. 147-148
30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum, Harlem, pp. 49

2008 30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection and D.A.P., New York, pp. 138-143
"It Was All A Blur," V Magazine, Winter, #56, pp. 55
Joshua Decter, "Gary Simmons: Metro Pictures," Artforum, December, pp. 297-298
Christopher Knight, "Behind Smoke,' Fiery Messages," The Los Angeles Times, November 7, pp. E18
Crawling Along the Edge of a Straight Razor, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, pp. 53
An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundaci—n Jumex, Mexico City

2007 Museum of Modern Art: Highlights Since 1980, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 156
Kenneth Baker, "An Aesthetic Appreciation of quarries," The San Francisco Chronicle, October 6 Cheryl R. Riley, "Gary Simmons: The Art of Erasure," Ebony, April, pp. 108-112
Roberta Smith, "Visions That Flaunt Cartoon Pedigrees," The New York Times, March 2, Section E, pp. 27, 34
Roxana Marcoci, Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 108-113

2006 Fifth Interpretation of the Collection, La Colecci—n Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico, pp. 233, 250, 256
Sarah Douglas, "Staying Power," Art + Auction, November, pp. 160-167
Eleanor Heartney, "Gary Simmons at the Bohen Foundation," Art in America, October 2006, pp.188
Micaela Martegani, "Gary Simmons," Tema Celeste, September / October, pp. 78
Holland Cotter, "Experience Matters: Creators in Midcareer and Beyond," The New York Times, April 21, E31, E39
" CONTACT _Con-44254E907 \c \s \l Gary Simmons: 1964'," CONTACT _Con-44254E9024 \c \s \l Time Out New York, April 13-19, pp. 80

2005 Johanna Drucker, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 112-124
Elisabeth Sussman, "Then and Now: Whitney Biennial 1993," Art Journal, Spring, pp. 74-79
Jordan Kantor, Drawing from the Modern: After the Endgames, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 143
Gary Simmons, "We're Going Back: Gary Simmons talks with Rob Swift and Greg Tate," Yard, ed. Ellen Ross, London Terrace Station, New York pp. 34-41

2004 Rubell Family Collection - Not Afraid, Mark Coetzee, Phaidon Press Limited, New York, pp. 185
Black is a Color, Elvan Zabunyan, éditionas Dis voir, Paris, pp. 79-80

2003 Merrily Kerr, "Gary Simmons - If These Walls Could Talk," Flash Art, January/ February, pp.98-100
Leah Ollman, "Around the Galleries: Art that's fresh from the icebox," Los Angeles Times, 4 April, pp. E 27 (illus.)
Oz McGuire, "Disintegrating Icons," Kansas City Previews, Kansas City, Missouri, April / May, pp. 100
David Ebony, "Gary Simmons at the Studio Museum in Harlem," Art in America, June, pp. 116

2002 Thelma Goldin, "Diary," Slate, February 20
Photography Transformed, essay by Klaus Kertess, Harry N. Abrams, New York, pp. 192, 253
Gary Simmons, essays by Maurice Breger & Thelma Golden, interview by Franklin Sirmans, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Tracey Hummer, "The Persistence of Memory," Smock, New York, Winter, pp. 52-3
Alan G. Artner, "Memory of Now," Chicago Tribune, February 21, pp. 3
New York Renaissance - Masterworks From the Whitney Museum of American Art, Palazzo Reale, Milan, pp. 174
Judith Russi Kirshner, "Gary Simmons - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago," Artforum, Summer, pp. 170
Sarah Douglas, "Gary Simmons: Site Santa Fe," The Art Newspaper (What's On), June, pp. 8
Lynn Cline, "The Fleeting Work of Gary Simmons," Pasatiempo, New Mexico, June 21-7, pp. 34-6
Grace Glueck, "For Wall Street's Sake: Art to Lure Visitors Downtown," The New York Times, June 14, pp. E37
Margaret Sundell, "Return Engagement," Time Out New York, October 24-31, pp. 66-7
Mark Stevens, "Gray Matters," New York Magazine, October 28, pp. 83
Martha Schwendener, "New York Critics' Picks - Gary Simmons,", November Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, pp. 112-3, 135
Barbara Pollack, "Gary Simmons," ARTnews, December, pp. 116
Gary Simmons, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
New Material as New Media, Marion Boulton Stroud, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, pp. 98-105, 260-3

2001 Jody Zellen, "Reviews: Los Angeles," Art Papers, March/April, pp. 52-3
Morgan Lee, "Art House," Albuquerque Journal, May 14, pp. 1,3
Franklin Sirmans, "The No-Tech Way Toward Art- Making," The New York Times, September 2, pp. AR 27
Adrian Dannatt, "Black Conceptualist Month," The Art Newspaper, September, pp. 78
Christopher Knight, "Simmons: Emotions Emerging in Art," The Los Angeles Times, September 28, pp. F1, F18
Ghost House, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
American Visionaries, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, pp. 281

2000 Giverny Garden Projects, Musée D'Art Americain, Giverny, France
Modern Contemporary: Art at MoMA Since 1980, Kirk Varnedoe, Paola Antonelli, Joshua Siegel (ed.), Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp. 470
Glenn Ligon and Gary Simmons, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia

1999 George Baker, "Gary Simmons: Metro Pictures", Artforum, March, pp. 113
Moustafa Bayoumi, "Intellectual Spectacle", Borderlines, No. 48, pp. 12-5
Insite97: Private Time In Public Space, essays by Susan Buck-Morss, Néster Garc’a Canclini, George E. Lewis, José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Insite97, San Diego/Tijuana
The American Century: 1950-2000, by Lisa Phillips, Whitney Museum of American Art, pp. 339
Currents 80, ed by Rochelle Steiner, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
Byron Kerman,"Space Explorer," The Riverfront Times, Dec. 8-14, pp. 27

1998 Gary Simmons, essay by Nancy Princenthal, The Gallery of the Department of Art & Art History, Dana Arts Center, Colgate University
Kurt Hollander, "Import/Export: Crossover Dreams," Art in America," May, pp. 46-51
Homi K. Bhabha, "The White Stuff," Artforum, May, pp. 21-4
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, essays by Teresa Gleadowe & Dale McFarland, Royal College of Arts, Lcndon
Postcards from Black America, Ed. by Rob Perée, Hedendaagse Afrikans-Amerikaanse Kunst, The Netherlands
David Pagel, "Too Close for Comfort," Los Angeles Times, June 5, pp. F 25
Michael Darling, "Gary Simmons at Margo Leavin," LA Weekly, July 2, pp. 58
Eric Fredericksen, "Drawing Lessons," The Stranger (Seattle), July 23, pp. 25
Ron Updike, "Drawing on a Diverse Palette," Seattle Times, July 16 (Visual Arts Section)
Claudine Isé, "Gary Simmons," Art Issues, September/October, pp. 44

1997 David Rimanelli, "A/Drift," Artforum International, February 1997, pp. 83
Gianmarco Del Re, "Imagined Communities," Flash Art, Jan-Feb, pp. 63
M.Franklin Sirmans, "Remixing the Art World: Art in the Global Marketpace," Flash Art, May/June, pp. 69-72
Nancy Princenthal, "Gary Simmons: Disappearing Acts," Art & Text, May-July pp. 52-7
"Curve (Ghoster) & Oh My," New Observations, No. 115, pp. 14-5
Francesco Bonami, "No Place Like Home," Flash Art, Summer, pp. 131
Paul Sherman, "ICA's Gothic Film Series is a Frightfuly Good Time," Boston Herald, May 5
Roberta Smith, "The Horror: Updating the Heart of Darkness," The New York Times (Arts segment), June 1
Anthony Vidler and Peter Wallen, Scene of the Crime, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Jeanne Siegel, Coming Home Again, Visual Arts Gallery, New York
Paul Ardenne, "Art: L'åge Contemporain," Regard, Paris, pp. 183
Bernhard Fibicher Wall Drawings, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Insite97: Private Time In Public Space, essays by Susan Buck-Morss, Néster Garc’a Canclini, George E. Lewis, José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Installation Gallery, San Diego, California, pp. 150-1, cover illustration

1996 Piers Masterson, "Imagined Communities," Art Monthly, March, pp. 33-5
Michael Bracewell, "Beyond These Four Walls," The Independent (UK),February 13, section 2
Allister Harry, "Black Community...Who/ Us?," Voice (UK), February 27
Sarah Kent, "Divided We Stand," Time Out (UK), September 13, pp. 49
"Take Out: Art," Time Out New York, March 13-20, pp. 3
Pepe Karmel, "Gary Simmons" (review), The New York Times, March 22, pp. C27
"MK Expositieruimte: Getekend, Amerika!," Rotterdam On Line, tekenen/ drawing '96, pp. 53
Barbara A. MacAdam, "Varsari Diary: 'Urban Dreamers'," Artnews, April, pp. 39-40
Paul D. Miller, "Tonic Boom," The Village Voice, April 2, pp. 72
David Colman, "Pretty on the Outside," George, June, pp. 117-8
Gary Simmons, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris (cat.)
Leah Eskin, "Gone With the Wind," Chicago READER, July 5, pp. 1-37
Natacha Carron, "Gary Simmons - Philippe Rizzo" (review), Flash Art, October, pp. 118
Gregory Volk, "Gary Simmons at Metro Pictures" (review), Art in America, October, pp. 114
Martha Schwendener, "Catch My Drift," Time Out, December 12-19, 1996, pp. 40
Roberta Smith, "Finding Art in the Artifacts of the Masses," The New York Times (Arts & Leisure), December 1, PP. 43-4/46
Okwui Enwezor, "Inclusion/Exclusion: Art in the Age of Global Migration and Postcolonialism," Frieze, March/April, pp. 89-90
Martin Prinzhorn, "Inclusion/Exclusion," Texte zur Kunst, March, pp. 183-4
Justin Hoffmann,"Inclusion/Exclusion," Kunstforum, Feb-May, pp. 350-3
Alexander Puhringer,"Inclusion/Exclusion," Noema, # 43, Dec/Jan '97, pp. 104
Doris Krumpl, "Rand-Zonen und die Kunst der Landsvermessung," Der Standard, September 29
Paul Gardner & Chris Maybach, Art City: Making it in Manhattan (VHS, 58 mins)

1995 Greg Tate, "Start Black-Owned Conceptual Bomber," Vibe, February
Linda Nochlin, "Learning from 'Black Male'," Art in America, Mar., pp. 86-91
George Howell, "Gary Simmons: Erasures," Art Papers, March/April, pp. 39-40
"If They Built a Memorial to the War In the Streets," The New York Times Magazine, April 9, pp. 112
Edith Newhall, "Installation: Now Growing in SoHo," New York Magazine, May 1
Tom Eccles, "Gary Simmons at The Contemporary and Metro Pictures," Art in America, July, pp. 83-4
David Pagel, "The Writing's on the Wall," Los Angeles Times, September 24, pp. 63, 66
Christopher Knight, "Social Studies on the Blackboard," Los Angeles Times, October 5, pp. F1, F8, F10
David Pagel, "Gary Simmons," Frieze, #24, September/October, pp. 79-80
Gary Simmons: Erasure Drawings, essay by Lisa Lyons, Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles Flash Art News, "More Reduction & Erasure at Lannan (But it's not what you think...)," Flash Art, November-December, pp. 41
Rosanna Albertini, "Gary Simmons - Lannan Foundation," Art Press, #208, December, pp. 76
Ralph Rugoff, "Best & Worst 1995," Artforum, December, pp. 67
Andrew Perchuk, "Gary Simmons - Lannan Foundation," Artforum, December, pp. 94-5
Christopher Knight, "Art: Canvassing the Year of Brilliance," Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, December 31, pp. 27
David A. Greene, "Imperfect World: Gary Simmons Fights the Power with Subtle Beauty," Los Angeles Reader, October 7

1994 Jan Avgikos, "Gary Simmons at Metro Pictures," Artforum, January, pp. 87 Deidre Stein, "The Multiple Multiplies," Artnews, May, pp. 85-6
Peter Plagens and Ellis Cose, "Black Like Whom?" Newsweek, Nov. 14, pp. 64-7 Bonnie Clearwater, "Arrested Childhood," Art Press, Dec., No. 197, pp. 33-40
Directions: Gary Simmons, interview by Amada Cruz, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

1993 Gene Ray, "Gary Simmons," Flash Art, January/February, pp. 94
Holland Cotter, "Gary Simmons: Metro Pictures," The New York Times, October 8, pp. C30
John Brumfield, "Marginalia: Life in a Day of Black L.A. or, The Theater of Refusal," Art Issues, No. 29, September/October, pp. 24-7
Jean Charles Agboton-Jumeau, "Gary Simmons and M. Franklin Sirmans at Galerie Rizzo," Forum International, October/November, pp. 133
Amei Wallach, "Art with an Attitude," New York Newsday, March 5, pp. 52-3
Roberta Smith, "A Whitney Biennial with a Social Conscience," The New York Times, March 5, pp. C1 and C27

1992 Gary Simmons: The Garden of Hate, interview by Thelma Golden, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Edge of Childhood, essays by Barbara Coller, Donald Kuspit, The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York

1991 Roberta Smith, "Interrogating Identity," The New York Times, March 17
Lawrence Gipe, "Gary Simmons," Flash Art, October, pp. 142
Robert Mahony, "New York in Review," Arts Magazine, March, pp. 94
Lois Nesbitt, "Interogating Identity," Artforum, Summer, pp. 115

1990 Michael Anderson, "Gary Simmons," Art Issues, March/April, pp. 23
Colin Gardner, "Gary Simmons," Artforum, March, pp. 169
Doug Ischar, "Articulating Subjectivity," Artweek, January 18, pp. 11

1989 Peter Frank, "Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, December 29 Kim Levin, "Critics Pick," The Village Voice, Summer Issue

Awards and Grantstop Back to top

2013 The Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize
2007 USA Gund Fellowship
1991 Penny McCall Foundation Grant
1990 National Endowment for the Arts Interarts Grant

Museums and Public Collections:top Back to top
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Jumex Collection, Mexico City
The Miami Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Peter Norton Family Foundation, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Rubell Collection, Miami
The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Studio Museum Harlem, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York