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Karen Finley  1956, US

Rank (2014): 12121 – 

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USA 38
United Kingdom 3
Germany 2
Netherlands 1




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David Wojnarowicz  594 6
Jenny Holzer  65 6
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1956 Born in Chicago, IL (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 44  Please report missing Information



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2013
   Karen Finley - Sext Me If You Can - Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

2007
   Nation Building - Alexander Gray Associates, New York City, NY

2001
   Karen Finley - Shut Up and Love Me - ICA - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

1999
   Karen Finley - Pooh Unplugged, a parody - Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998
   Karen Finley - 1-900-All-Karen - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

1994
   Karen Finley - Cornerhouse, Manchester (England)

1992
   Written In Sand - Hallwalls at The Church, Buffalo, NY
   Memento Mori - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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to top Group shows   36


2013
   The Decline And Fall Of The Art World, Part I: The One-Percenters - Freight + Volume, New York City, NY

2012
   You Killed Me First - Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin

2011
Description and image  Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

2010
   Six Days Only - Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   What’s Left: Artworks Made by a Public - Alexander Gray Associates, New York City, NY

2009
   The End - The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA

2008
   Text/Messages: Books by Artists - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Live - Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA
   Live - Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA
   Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

2007
   Kim Light Gallery early 90s - Kim Light - Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA

2006
   Radical NY! The Downtown show: the New York art scene, 1974-1984 and abstract expresionism: 1940-1960 - The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
   The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984 - The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA
   Speed Limit - LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island, New York City, NY
   The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984 - Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, NY
   Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship - Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005
   History of Disappearance - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (England)
   By Artificial Resemblance - Front Room Gallery, New York City, NY

2004
Description and image  East Village USA - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   Comic Release - - Arthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, TX (closed, 2011)
   Featured Show - DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
   OPTIMO: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art - Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

2003
   Crimes and Misdemeanors - Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
   Featured Show - DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
   Embrace - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2002
   Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More… On Collecting - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
   Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More… On Collecting - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1999
   The nude in contemporary art - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

1997
   Uncommon Sense - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

1995
   Bloom - Cristinerose Gallery, New York City, NY
   Chocolate! - SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY

1994
   The Return Of The Cadavre Exquis - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
   Puber-alles (Why am I who I am?) - Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam - SMBA, Amsterdam

1989
   Nepotism - Hallwalls at The Church, Buffalo, NY

1988
  Kunsthalle DüsseldorfTHE BiNATIONAL - American Art of the late 80's - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf Send message

1987
   New Work Newcastle ‘87 - Cornerhouse, Manchester (England)

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USA

 Alexander Gray Associates, New York City, NY

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USA

 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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