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Karl Wirsum 1939, US

Rank (2016): 3975 +

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  • Solo Shows
  • Group Shows
  • Dealer Directory
  • Collections
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  • Public exhibitions (Selection) 87

    Solo shows 15

    2015
    Karl Wirsum - The Hard Way: Selections from the 1970s - Derek Eller Gallery, New York City, NY
    2013
    Karl Wirsum - Derek Eller Gallery, New York City, NY
    2010
    Karl Wirsum - Drawings: 1967-70 - Derek Eller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Karl Wirsum - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2008
    Karl Wirsum - Contemporary Art Center Peoria, Peoria, IL
    Karl Wirsum: Winsome Works - Herron Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
    2007
    Karl Wirsum: Winsome Works(some) - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
    Karl Wirsum: Plays Missed It for You - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Karl Wirsum: Winsome Works(some) - Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
    2004
    Hello Again Boom A Rang: Ten Years of Wirsum Art - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2002
    Karl Wirsum: New Work - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    1997
    Karl Wirsum: Sports and Just Us What Past Before Us - University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
    1991
    Karl Wirsum: A Retrospective Exhibition - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
    1986
    Karl Wirsum: a retrospective - Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY
    1980
    Hare Toddy Kong Tamari: Karl Wirsum - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL

    Group shows 72

    2016
    Chicago Is: Our Kind Of Art - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Painting 2.0 - Malerei im Informationszeitalter - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna
    Comic Inspirations - Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY
    Chicago and Vicinity - Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Phases Of Faces - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2015
    Painting 2.0: Malerei Im Informationszeitalter - Museum Brandhorst, Munich
    Celebration - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present - Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City, NY
    America Is Hard to See - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    Versions and Revisions - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
    2014
    Drawings II - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It - Galerie Zürcher - Paris, Paris
    Screen Prints 1970 - C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis, CA
    Turn Turn Turn - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
    If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it - Galerie Zürcher - New York, New York City, NY
    Gallery Selectons - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    2013
    Chicago Imagists - Karma International, Zurich
    Wild - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2012
    About Face - ACME, Los Angeles, CA
    About Face - Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    American Prints Iii - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    Image/abstraction/object - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    Invitational Exhibition Of Visual Arts - The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY
    2011
    Anchor Graphics: - Riverside Arts Center (RAC), Riverside, IL
    Pretty on the Inside - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
    More Margaret: Margaret Wharton & Friends - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Works on Paper - Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
    The Paper Show - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2010
    Chicago! Chicago! - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    Figures in Chicago Imagism - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
    Mutant Pop - Loyal, Malmö
    Escape - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2009
    Intense - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    About Face - Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY
    Isn’t It Great To Be An Artist? Insider / Outsider Art from the Robert A. Lewis Collection - Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
    2008
    on line - Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY
    Not Just Another Pretty Face - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
    Nuances of Printmaking - Oakton's Des Plaines campus, Des Plaines, IL
    Chicago Imagism: 1965-1985 - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    2007
    Masterworks of Chicago Imagism - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    Relationships - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2006
    The Wirsum-Gunn Family Show - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Drawn into the World - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
    2005
    ...Scapes - A Group Exhibition - Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Four Chicago Imagists: Early Work, 1966-1976 - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    2004
    Recent Selection - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    From Folk to Funk: Selections from the Robert A. Lewis Collection - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    2003
    New Acquisitions - DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
    1999
    Sextablos - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1996
    Don Baum Says: Chicago Has Famous Artists - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1994
    Toy Bomb! - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1991
    Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
    1990
    A Rain of Talent: Umbrella Art - Gallery 400 - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
    1988
    The Refrigerator Door Show - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    Diamonds Are Forever. Artists and Writers on Baseball - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
    Comic Iconoclasm - Cornerhouse, Manchester
    1987
    Drawings of the Chicago Imagists - The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
    The Chicago Imagist Print: Ten Artists' Works, 1958-1987 - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
    1986
    The Contemporary Arts Center Biennial - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
    1982
    Painting and sculpture today 1982 - Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, IN
    From Chicago: Seven Chicago Artists - Pace Gallery - NY, New York City, NY
    1981
    Figuratively Sculpting - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
    1979
    Material Pleasures: The Fabric Workshop At Ica - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    1974
    The Anonymous Image - The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
    1971
    The New Curiosity Shop - The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
    1970
    Marriage Chicago Style - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1968
    Hairy Who III - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1967
    1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    Hairy Who II - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    1966
    Hairy Who I - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

    Dealer Directory 6

    USA
    Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
    Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
    Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Derek Eller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM

    Collections 8

    USA
    Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
    Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
    Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
    Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
    The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
    Last update: 13 Nov 2016

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