Gallery Talk with John Yau and Ivy Wilson
Saturday, April 14, 2018
On the occasion of Grass and Trees, a solo presentation of recent landscape paintings by Alex Katz, poet and critic John Yau will join art historian and literary critic Ivy Wilson in conversation to discuss Katz's new body of work. The gallery talk will take place at Gray Warehouse on Saturday, April 14 at 12 PM.
Alex Katz: Grass and Trees
April 12 - June 2, 2018
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce Grass and Trees, a solo presentation of recent landscape paintings by Alex Katz. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 12 from 6 - 8 PM at Gray Warehouse, and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by poet and critic John Yau. Grass and Trees is the artist’s sixth exhibition with Richard Gray Gallery.
Alex Katz: Small Paintings at The Boca Raton Museum of Art
November 7, 2017 - April 8, 2018
At the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Alex Katz: Small Paintings presents a fascinating and less-explored side of the artist’s practice by exhibiting Katz’s small paintings alongside his iconic large and distinct canvases. The exhibition is on view from November 7, 2017 until April 8, 2018.
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Cleveland Museum of Art
April 30 - August 6, 2017
Brand-New & Terrific surveys the pathbreaking works of Alex Katz in the 1950s through portraits, landscapes and still lifes that display the artist's refreshingly innovative approaches to painting.
The American Dream: Pop to the Present, The British Museum
March 9 - June 18, 2017
This exhibition tracks printmaking in America across six decades of turbulent history. Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, Julie Mehretu, and more.
Alex Katz: Black and White, Tampa Museum of Art
February 23 - May 29, 2017
This exhibition surveys Alex Katz's black and white works, including portraits of family and friends, renderings of Maine's countryside, and emphermeral still lifes.
Jim Dine and Alex Katz
Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, Grey Art Gallery, NYU
January 10 - April 1, 2017
Inventing Downtown presents work from fourteen transformative artist-run galleries, highlighting artists' efforts to create new exhibition venues for innovative works of art, ranging from abstract and figurative painting, assemblage, sculpture, and works on paper to groundbreaking installations and performances.
Alex Katz: Black and White, American University Museum
November 12 - December 18, 2016
Alex Katz: Black and White at the American University Museum explores the artist's lifelong interest in stripping color out of his prints, and his attempt to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design. Accompanied by exhibition catalogue.
Alex Katz: Small Paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
June 26 - August 17, 2016
Alex Katz: Small Paintings looks as small-scale oil paintings by the American master known predominately for his large-scale canvases. Exhibition dates are June 26 through August 17, 2016.
Alex Katz: Quick Light, Serpentine Galleries
June 2 - September 11, 2016
Alex Katz: Quick Light at the Serpentine Galleries examines the painter's recent output alongside works spanning his career. June 2 through September 11, 2016.
Interviewed in Interview Magazine
May 3, 2016
Alex Katz is interviewed by artist Rob Pruitt in Interview Magazine.
Richard Gray Gallery
Art Basel Hong Kong 2016
March 22 - 26, 2016
Hall 3, Booth E6. Presenting work by: Richard Artschwager, Louise Bourgeois, José de Rivera, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, and Leon Polk Smith and John Stezaker.
Alex Katz: Present Tense, Richard Gray Gallery Chicago and New York
February 25 - April 23, 2016
Reviewed in Hyperallergic
January 3, 2016
Writing in Hyperallergic, critic John Yau dubbed Alex Katz "The Prince of New York City," praising the exhibition Alex Katz at the Met and noting that "the selection highlights the artist's innovative examination of the relationship between the figure and the surrounding space."
Named in "Top 10 Living Artists of 2015" by Artsy
December 10, 2015
Alex Katz has been named one of the Top 10 Living Artists of 2015 by Artsy Editorial, which arrived at the distinction through an array of online data sources. Katz was joined on the list by Theaster Gates, Yayoi Kusama, and Cindy Sherman, among others.
You've Got to Know the Rules to Break Them, de la Cruz Collection
December 1, 2015 - November 12, 2016
Paintings by Alex Katz are featured in the de la Cruz Collection exhibition You've Got to Know the Rules to Break Them. Other artists in the exhibition include Tauba Auerbach, Mark Bradford, Joe Bradley, Peter Doig, Isa Genzken, Mark Grotjahn and many more. Through November 12, 2016.
Alex Katz: This is Now, Guggenheim Bilbao
October 23, 2015 - February 7, 2016
Opening October 23, 2015, Alex Katz: This is Now is a major survey of the role of landscape in the artist's work. This is the exhibition's second venue, having debuted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Through February 7, 2016.
Alex Katz at the Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 9, 2015 - June 26, 2016
Titled Alex Katz at the Met, the exhibition surveys the painter's career in eight works in drawing, print, and painting. October 9, 2015 through June 26, 2016.
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art
July 11 - October 18, 2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s explores a formative decade of work for the painter, excavating the inspiration Katz drew from art historical predecessors, the early innovations in figural depiction, and the first portraits of his future wife Ada. Accompanied by a full catalogue.
José de Rivera, Malia Jensen, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Lutes, Robert Nickle, Judith Rothschild, John Stezaker, and John Storrs
Body Building, Richard Gray Gallery Chicago
July 6 - August 15, 2015
Body Building is a group exhibition that examines relationships between the human body and the urban architectural environment. The show draws on works from as early as 1917 to show recurring ways that artists use the built environment to interpret the human form, and how the body in turn becomes a lens for architecture.
Featuring work by José de Rivera, Malia Jensen, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Lutes, Robert Nickle, Judith Rothschild, John Stezaker, and John Storrs. The exhibition runs through August 14, 2015.
Alex Katz: This is Now, High Museum
June 21 - September 6, 2015
Alex Katz: This is Now at the High Museum of Atlanta, a major retrospective of the development of the landscape genre in Alex Katz's career, features over 60 works including a number of monumentally scaled canvases. Drawing from the past twenty-five years, the exhibition is also accompanied by a full catalogue, with essays by curator Michael Rooks, critic Margaret Graham, poet John Godfrey, critic and poet Vincent Katz, and writer David Salle.
An Artist’s Gift: Acquisitions from the Alex Katz Foundation, Colby College Museum of Art
May 22 - September 6, 2015
Alex Katz has curated an exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art culled from the 450 works of modern and contemporary artworks that have been donated to the museum through the Alex Katz Foundation. "He has such a distinctive vision, and he understands space so well," museum director Sharon Corwin told the Portland Press Herald, continuing, "and he is always right."
Virtual Reality, Richard Gray Gallery
September 20 - November 2, 2013
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce Alex Katz Virtual Reality, the inaugural exhibition of the gallery’s new space on the 38th floor of the John Hancock building. Virtual Reality centers on Katz’s iconic portraits and landscapes from 1985 to 2012 with a focus on recent paintings from the past five years. This will be Katz’s fourth exhibition at Richard Gray and the artist’s first exhibition in Chicago since 2008. An illustrated catalogue with an essay by Michael Rooks, curator of High Museum of Art (Atlanta) is available.