About the Artists in The Natural World: Part I

February 2-March 2, 2022

Installation view of The Natural World: Part I (February 2-March 2, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Ruth Asawa (b. 1926, Norwalk, CA; d. 2013, San Francisco, CA) has been included in many exhibitions at prominent institutions such as the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and Tate Modern, London, UK. The artist’s work is held in many museum collections, including de Young Museum, San Francisco; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Asawa has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

Vija Celmins (1938, Riga, Latvia) has held major retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR. Celmins has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Skowhegan Medal for Painting, the Carnegie Prize, and the Fellow Award in the Visual Arts from United States Artists, among others. Her work is represented in many public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Celmins lives and works in New York, NY.

George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, NH) received a BFA at Lowell University, MA in 1978. The award-winning artist has been recognized as a BOMB 37th Anniversary Gala Honorees and a New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture Honoree. He has also won the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award in 2005 and the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. Condo has held recent solo exhibitions at the 2019 Venice Biennale; Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece; Maritime Museum, Hong Kong; Sotheby’s S|2, Hong Kong; Museum Berggruen, Berlin, GE; Tate Modern, London, UK; and New Museum, New York, NY. Condo’s work is held in international public collections including: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, ESP; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, among others. Condo lives and works in New York, NY.

Gregory Crewdson (b. 1962, Brooklyn, NY) studied at SUNY Purchase and the Yale University School of Art, where he is now director of graduate studies in photography. Crewdson’s work has been exhibited at Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland; Fonds régional d’art contemporain Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, FR; Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, BR; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE; The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, DK; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, NO; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia; The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU; City Gallery Wellington, NZ, ; and Dunedin Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ, among many others. His work is represented in public collections worldwide including: Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; FRAC Auvergne, Auvergne, FR; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU. The artist lives and works in New York and Massachusetts.

David Hockney (b. 1937, Bradford, England) was educated at Bradford School of Art, United Kingdom in 1953–57 and Royal College of Art, London in 1959–62. Hockney’s work has been exhibited at: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, UK; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, SK; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, NE; Singapore Art Museum; and Guggenheim Bilbao, SP, among others. Hockney is represented in many international public collections including: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Bennesse Art Site, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan; The British Museum, London, UK; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Musée national d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent. The artist lives in London and California.

Alex Katz (b. 1927, New York, NY) has exhibited at: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, SP; Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, GE; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Tate St. Ives, UK; Lotte Museum of Art, Seoul, SK; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR; and the Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, CN, among many others. His work is represented in worldwide public collections such as: The Brooklyn Museum, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Albertina, Austria; the Ateneum Taidemuso, Finland; Museum Brandhorst, GE; Israel Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ESP; and the Tate Gallery, London, UK. Katz lives and works in New York.

Installation view of The Natural World: Part I (February 2-March 2, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923, Newburgh, New York; d. 2015, Spencertown, New York) studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Retrospective exhibitions of Kelly’s work have been held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Haus der Kunst, Munich, GE. The artist’s works are held in prominent international collections including: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ESP; and the Tate Modern, London, UK.

William Kentridge (b. 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa) is the recipient of honorary doctorates from several universities including Yale and the University of London. He has been awarded the Princesa de Asturias Award for the Arts, Spain; the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize, Italy; the Kyoto Prize, Japan; the Oskar Kokoschka Award, Vienna; and the Sharjah Biennial 6 Prize, among others. Kentridge’s work has been shown at Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; the Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, DK; the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, AT; the Ullens Center in Beijing, CN; The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, SK; Documenta (2012, 2002, 1997); and the Venice Biennale (2015, 2005, 1999 and 1993). The artist lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945, Donaueschingen, Germany) studied at the School of Fine Arts at Freiburg im Breisgau and the Art Academy in Karlsruhe. His work has been exhibited at and collected by museums worldwide, including: Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; West German Pavilion, 39th Biennale di Venezia, IT; Museum Folkwang, GE; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, GE; ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, FR; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, FR; and Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been held at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, ESP; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebkæk, DK; Fondation Beyeler, Base, CHl; Fondazione Pirelli, Milan, IL; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Québec, CA; Musée du Louvre, Paris, FR; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; and The Met Breuer, New York, NY, among many others. Kiefer lives and works in France.

Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) attended Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and Lausanne School of Art in Switzerland. His work has been shown at numerous museums, including: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec; Le Consortium, Dijon, SC; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; The Modern Institute, Glasgow, SC; Magritte Museum, Brussels, BE; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, IT; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX; and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, CN. Party’s work is included in the collections of the Long Museum, Shanghai, CN; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK; Migros Museum, Zurich, CH; Museum Folkwang, Essen, GE; and the Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, CN, among others. The artist lives and works in New York, NY and Brussels, Belgium.

James Rosenquist (b. 1933, Grand Forks, ND; d. 2017, New York, NY) studied at the Art Students League in New York, NY. His work is represented in prominent public collections worldwide, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Tate Modern, London, UK; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NE. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Denver Art Museum, CO; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, GE.

Sturtevant (b. 1924, Lakewood, OH; d. 2014, Paris, France) was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions, including at: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Serpentine Galleries, London, UK; Kunsthalle, Zürich, CH; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, FR; and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, GE. Sturtevant’s works are represented in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NE; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, FR, among others.

Installation view of The Natural World: Part I (February 2-March 2, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni
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