Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Richard Rezac
Born: 1952 Lincoln, NE
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Education

1982 MFA The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1974 BFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Selected Grants and Awards

2004
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award

1993
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1989
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1988
Chicago Artists Abroad, Chicago, IL, Project Grant

1987
Art Matters, Inc., New York, NY, Project Grant

1986
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship

1983
Oregon Arts Commission, Visual Artist Fellowship

1977
Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon, Art in Public Places Grant

1976
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship

Selected One Person Exhibitions

2005
Feature Inc. New York, NY
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002
Feature Inc., New York, NY
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY (catalogue)

1997
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA

1996
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995
Feature, New York, NY
I space Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Richard Rezac: Shelf Sculptures 1982-1994″ (brochure)
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA

1994
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL

1993
Feature, New York, NY
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, “Richard Rezac: Sculpture 1987 – 1992″
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1992
Feature, New York, NY

1991
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Feature, New York, NY

1990
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Options 38: Richard Rezac” (brochure)

1989
Feature, New York, NY
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Artgarden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (outdoor installation)
Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA (outdoor installation)

1988
Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Feature, Chicago, IL (brochure)
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1986
Sculpture Chicago 1986, Chicago, IL (outdoor installation)

1985
Feature, Chicago, IL
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

1984
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

1982
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

1979
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

1978
White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1976-77
Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA (travelling exhibition)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., “Biennial Exhibition: Closer To Home”
Feature Inc., New York, NY, “The Sun Rises in the Evening”
G Fine Art, Washington, D.C., “Jeff Spaulding and Richard Rezac”

2004
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “The Center Is Anywhere”
Feature Inc., New York, NY

2003
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present and Future”
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, “Formed to Function?”
Feature Inc., New York, NY, “Small Scale Sculpture”
Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany, “Dan Devening and Richard Rezac” (catalog)
Sean Kelly, New York, NY, “Reflections”

2002
Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, “Faculty Sabbatical Exhibition”
500 sf, Lake Bluff, IL, “Vladimir Skoda and Richard Rezac”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection”

2001
Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland, “The Sensibility of the 80’s”
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, “Objective Color”
Feature, Inc., New York, NY, “Richard Rezac and Gary Batty”
Apex Art, New York, NY, “Making the Making” (brochure)
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, “Sculpture in Chicago Now”

2000
Feature Inc., New York, NY, “Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral”
Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, “Seems” (catalog)
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, “Minimal Maximal”
Feature Inc., New York, NY, “Grok Terence McKenna Dead”

1998
University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX, “Chromaform: Color in Sculpture” (catalogue/ travelling until 2000 to, among others: Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas; University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA)
TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL, “Thomas Nozkowski and Richard Rezac” (brochure)
Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, “Inglenook”
(traveled to Illinois State University Gallery, Normal, IL)
“Quiet”, site-specific installation/ exhibition, Chicago, IL

1997
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, “New Works”
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA, “Untitled Group Show”
James Graham and Sons Gallery, New York, NY, “Sculpture”

1996
Feature Inc., New York, NY, “AbFab” 3.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Art in Chicago: 1945 – 1995″ (catalogue)
Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Drawing in Chicago Now”
Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Abstract: Chicago, 1996”

1995
Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, “Resonance” (catalogue)
Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, “Skew: The Unruly Grid”
Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, ” The Friendly Village”
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, “New Works”
Feature, New York, NY, “I Gaze A Gazely Stare”

1994
Feature, New York, NY, “5 Longish Wood Sculptures”
Gallery 299, Portland State University, OR, “Drawings: Julia Fish and Richard Rezac”
Center Gallery, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, “Sculpture on the Wall”
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, “Julia Fish, Jim Hibbard, Richard Rezac”
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1993
Chicago Cultural Center and State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
“A Sequence of Forms: Sculpture by Illinois Artists”
Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN,
“Points of Reference: Contemporary Abstraction”

1992
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, “Chicago Artists”
University Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

1991
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL

1990
Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, “New Generations: Chicago” (catalogue)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL,
“Toward the Future: Contemporary Art in Context” (brochure)
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, “Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor” (catalogue)

1989
Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Sculpture: Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Rezac, Joe Smith”
Rezac Gallery and Feature, Chicago, IL,”FunctionNonFunction” (catalogue)
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, “Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”
Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Dorothy”
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA and Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University , Edinboro, PA,
“Chicago Works: Art from the Windy City” (catalogue)

1988
Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Feature, Chicago, IL, “Near Miss”
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “Latitudes: Focus on Chicago” (catalogue)
The Sculpture Center, New York, NY, “In the Making: Drawings by Sculptors”
Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, ” Donald Harvey, Beverly Pepper, Richard Rezac”
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY, “The Form of Language: The Language of Form”
State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Imagining Form: Six Sculptors”
Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Gold”
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, “Looking Out: Rockford Art Museum Regional Exhibition”

1987
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”
NAME Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Sculptures on the Wall”
Feature, Chicago, IL, “Nature”
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
Feature, Chicago, IL, “Julia Fish and Richard Rezac”
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
The Sculpture Center, New York, NY, “Emerging Sculptors 1986″ (catalogue)
Sculpture Chicago 1986, Chicago, IL (gallery exhibition)

1985
Feature, New York, NY, “Engagement”
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, “Oregon Artists Biennial”
Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD,
“Mount Royal Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”

1984
Willamette University, Salem, OR

1983
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

1979
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, “Opening Exhibition”

1977
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR, “Twelve Portland Artists” (catalogue)
Purple Daggers, Portland, OR (two-person)

1975
24th Avenue Gallery, Portland, OR (two-person)

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago

Dallas Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

State of Oregon

City of Portland, Oregon

Rockford Art Museum

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art

Yale University Art Gallery

Selected Bibliography

2003
Cassidy, Victor, “Reviews”, Art in America, December, page 112 (reproduction)

Nozkowski, Thomas, “Artists on Artists”, BOMB, Spring, pages 100-103, (reproductions)

Artner, Alan, “Sculptor Richard Rezac Shows Pure Brilliance”, Chicago Tribune, May 23, section 7, page 27, (reproductions)

2000
Pagel, David, “Art Reviews”, Los Angeles Times, February 25, page F32, (reproduction)
Miles, Christopher, “Reviews”, Artforum, May, page 183, (reproduction)

1999
Esplund, Lance, “ New York Letter, Truth or Dare”, Modern Painters, Spring, page 106, (reproduction)
Goodman, Jonathan, review, Art in America, May, page 155, (reproduction)
Johnson, Ken, review, New York Times, January 1
King, Elaine A., review, Sculpture, June, pages 73-74, (reproductions)

1998
Johnson, Ken, “Inglenook”, New York Times, July 24
Welch, Roger, “Not Set in Stone”, San Antonio Express News, October 9, pages 1-3G

1997
Frank, Peter, “Art Picks of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, April 18-24
Grabner, Michelle, review, Sculpture, January, pages 63-64 , (reproduction)
Kirshner, Judith Russi, review, Artforum, January, pages 89-90, (reproduction)
Miles, Christopher, “Richard Rezac at Marc Foxx”, Artweek, May, pages 25-26, (reproduction)

1996
Artner, Alan, “Rezac’s Pieces: His Sensuous Sculpture Makes an Appeal to Touch”, Chicago Tribune, section 7, page 66 (reproduction)
Camper, Fred, “Art People: Richard Rezac Shifts Shapes”, The Reader, September 27, section 1, page 43, (reproductions)
Baker, Kenneth, “Richard Rezac at Bransten”, San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, section G, page 2 (reproduction)

1995
Artner, Alan, “Richard Rezac Gives His Sculptures Plenty of Shelf Life”, Chicago Tribune, May 19, section 7, page 74
Camper, Fred, “Unlocking the Grid”, Chicago Reader, November 17, page 31-33 (reproduction)
Frank, Peter, “Art Picks of the Week”, L. A . Weekly, April 5-12
Iannaccone, Carmine, review, Art Issues, Summer, page 45, (reproduction)
Pagel, David, review, Los Angeles Times, March 30

1994
Artner, Alan, “Pushing Abstraction to Edge of Familiarity”, Chicago Tribune, 5.
January 28, section 7, page 60 (reproduction)
Colby, Joy Hakanson, “Hung Up”, The Detroit News, October 7 (reproductions)
Grisham, Esther, review, New Art Examiner, page 44 (reproduction)
Melrod, George, review, Sculpture, March/April, page 44 (reproduction)
Miro, Marsha, “Choice Hangings: Sculpture, Photos”, Detroit Free Press, October 7 (reproduction)

1993
Artner, Alan, “Art in 3-D”, Chicago Tribune, February 7, section 13, page 14-15 (reproduction)
Colby, Joy Hakanson, “Rezac is a Master of the Mysteries of Wood and Metal”, The Detroit News, January 29 (reproduction)
Miro, Marsha, “Chicago Sculptor Builds on Architectural Themes”, Detroit Free Press, February 7 (reproduction)
Yood, James, “Sculptural Aspects”, New Art Examiner, May, pages 29-31 (reproduction)

1992
Snodgrass, Susan, review, Sculpture, January/February, pages 57-58 (reproduction)
Revue K, Number 45/ Winter, (cover and inside reproductions)

1991
Artner, Alan. “Rezac’s Uncanny Takes on Japanese Sources Stand Out”, Chicago Tribune, September 20 (reproduction)
Frank, Peter, “Art Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, February 15-21, page 125
Hixson, Kathryn, “Chicago in Review”, ARTS, December, pages 88-89 (reproduction)
Kaufman, Jason, “Chicago Zeitgeist”, The Journal of Art, May, pages 27-29
Reijn, Els, review, Artweek, February 14 (reproduction)

1990
Artner, Alan, “Tipping the Scale”, Chicago Tribune, April 8, section 13, pages 14-15 (reproduction)
Brunetti, John, review, Dialogue, March/April, page 23, (reproduction)
Bulka, Michael, review, New Art Examiner, March (reproduction)
Christiansen, Richard, “Our Sixth Annual Honor Roll of Artists Who Brightened the Year”,
Chicago Tribune, December 30, section 13, page 19
Hixson, Kathryn, “Chicago in Review”, ARTS, March, pages 123-124 (reproduction)
Leucking, Stephen, review, New Art Examiner, January, page 39
Miro, Marsha, “Sculptures Hint at Vision That Forms Them”, Detroit Free Press, January 7 (reproduction)
Porges, Tim, “Chicago”, Contemporanea, May, pages 48, 51 (reproduction)
Yood, James, review, Artforum, May, page 195 (reproduction)

1989
Babius, Marius, review, Kunstforum International/89, January/February,pages 305-306 (reproduction)

1988
Abell, Jeff, review, New Art Examiner, April, pages 53-54
Johnson, Ken, review, Art in America, September, page 182 (reproduction)
McCracken, David, “Exhibition Shows Diversity of Artists’ Approach, Chicago Tribune, February 26, section 7, page 8, (reproduction)
Merkel, Jayne, review, New Art Examiner, June, page 51
Morgan, Ann Lee, review, New Art Examiner, January, page 55 (reproduction)

1987
Artner, Alan, “Rezac’s Sculpture Affirm ‘Less is More’”, Chicago Tribune, October 23, section 7, page 64 (reproduction)
Farm, Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, Chicago, IL, n.p. (reproduction)
Hakanson-Colby, Joy, “His Art is ‘Lausunu’ – That’s ‘Unusual’ Spelled Backwards”, The Detroit News, October 25, page 8e (reproduction)
Miro, Marsha, “Rezac’s Calm After the Expressionistic Storm”, Detroit Free Press, November 8 (reproduction)

1986
Artner, Alan, “Abstract Exhibit Works Its Wonders Slowly”, Chicago Tribune, August 8, section 7, page 51 (reproduction)
Brenson, Michael, review, The New York Times, December 26
Fulton, Jean, review, New Art Examiner, November, pages 29-31

1984
Hayakawa, Alan, “Sculptures Explore Geometric Forms, Angles”, The Oregonian, February 17, 1979
Sutinen, Paul, “Rezac’s Drawings and Katz’s Posts”, Willamette Week

Research Travel Grants

2001
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adjunct Faculty Paid Leave
study of Ancient and Baroque Architecture in Rome (6 weeks)

1996
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Faculty Enrichment Grant
study of Czech Cubist architecture and applied design in Prague (3 weeks)

1993
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Faculty Enrichment Grant
study of Shaker architecture and design in New England (3 weeks)

1989
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
funds partly used for study of Gardens in Japan (6 weeks)

1989
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Faculty Enrichment Grant
study of 20th century Dutch art and architecture in the Netherlands (3 weeks)

1983
Oregon Arts Commission
funds partly used for study of traditional art, architecture, craft and theatre in Japan (6 weeks)

Selected Teaching Experience

1985
Adjunct Full Professor of Sculpture, Drawing, and Graduate Advising
present The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2001
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Graduate Department, (Winter quarter)

1997
Visiting Artist Residency (5 weeks), Illinois State University, Normal, Graduate Department

1995
Visiting Artist Residency (2 weeks), Kent State University, OH, Blossom Art Program

1991
Adjunct Faculty, University of Chicago, IL, (Fall quarter)

1990
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Graduate Department (Fall quarter)

1988
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Graduate Department (Winter quarter)

1986
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Graduate Department (Winter quarter)

1982-84
Instructor of Drawing and Design, Gallery Director, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

1982-83
Instructor of Painting and Design, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1977-80
Instructor of Drawing and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

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