Born 1952 Lincoln, Nebraska. Lives and works in Chicago


1982 M.F.A. The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore
1974 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon


2010 Robert and Happy Doran Artist in Residency Fellowship,
              Yale University Art Gallery
2006 Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award
2004 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award
1993 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship
1983 Oregon Arts Commission, Visual Artist Fellowship
1976 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship


2015 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles 
 Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
2014  Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Signal
2013 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2012 West Virginia University, Laura Mesaros Gallery,
Richard Rezac: Sculpture 2003-2012
2011 Twig Gallery, Brussels
 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2010 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
 Feature Inc., New York
2009 Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL,                
Richard Rezac: Survey 2003-2008 
2008 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2006 Portland Art Museum, Oregon 
 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2005 Feature Inc., New York
James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2003 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2002 Feature Inc., New York
James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2001 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
 Feature Inc., New York
2000 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles 
1998 Feigen Contemporary, New York
1997 Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
1996 Feigen, Inc., Chicago
 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1995 Feature, New York
 I space Gallery, Chicago, Richard Rezac: Shelf Sculptures 1982-1994
 Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
1994 Feigen, Inc., Chicago
1993 Feature, New York
 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 
Richard Rezac: Sculpture 1987 - 1992
 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1992 Feature, New York 
1991 Feigen Inc., Chicago 
 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
 Feature, New York
1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Options 38: Richard Rezac
1989 Feature, New York 
 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
 Artgarden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (outdoor installation)
 Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, Atlanta (outdoor installation)
1988 Loughelton Gallery, New York
1987 Feature, Chicago
 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1986 Sculpture Chicago 1986, Chicago (outdoor installation)
1985 Feature, Chicago 
 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1982 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1979 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1978 White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR


2016 DePaul Art Museum, Chicago,
Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac: Split Complementary 
(curated by Matthew Girson)
2010 Devening Projects, Chicago,
Kabinett 1 & 2: Richard Rezac and Gary Stephan
2005 G Fine Art, Washington, D.C., Jeff Spaulding and Richard Rezac
2003 Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany, 
Dan Devening and Richard Rezac
2002 500 sf, Lake Bluff, IL, Vladimir Skoda and Richard Rezac
2001 Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, 
The Sensibility of the 80's: David Diao and Richard Rezac
Feature, Inc., New York, Richard Rezac and Gary Batty
1998 TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Thomas Nozkowski and Richard Rezac
1994 Gallery 299, Portland State University, OR,
Drawings: Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
1986 Feature, Chicago, Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
1977 Purple Daggers, Portland, OR Richard Rezac and Nelson Bonner
1975 24th Avenue Gallery, Portland, OR, Richard Rezac and Stephen Soihl


2016 Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Chicago and Vicinity   
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Tunnel of Silence

2015 Essex Street, New York, Order   
Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Soft Eyes (curated by Pete Schulte)

2014 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, Sculpture   
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago,
Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture 
33 Orchard, New York, Lets Go Let Go: In Memoriam Hudson

2013 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
MCA DNA: Chicago Conceptual Abstraction,1986-1995
Julius Caesar and Peregrine Program, Chicago, Drawer’s Drawing

2012 Winkleman Gallery, New York, Loughelton Gallery Revisited
Feature Inc., New York, Punt
Inman Gallery, Houston, Sculptors’ Drawings

2011 Feature Inc., New York, Self-Referral Nonobjective
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, Toward the Third Dimension
The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois, Two-Fold

2010 The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery,
Skidmore College, NY, The Jewel Thief
Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI, 
Heather McGill, Richard Rezac, James Shrosbree
Boston University Art Gallery, The Shape of Abstraction 

2009 Feature Inc., New York, Skulture
        Art Institute of Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
        Feature Inc., New York, Populate This Form
        Swimming Pool, Chicago, Cross-Fade

2008 Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, Isn't It
        White Columns, New York, Begin Again Right Back Here

2006 Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago,
                Drawing As Process in Contemporary Art
        National Academy Museum, New York, 181st Annual Exhibition

2005 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
                Biennial Exhibition: Closer To Home
        Feature Inc., New York, The Sun Rises in the Evening
        Chicago Cultural Center, Centrally Located: The Artadia and Richard H.                 Driehaus Foundation 2002 Artist Awards

2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Center Is Anywhere

2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present and Future
        John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Formed to Function?
        Feature Inc., New York, Small Scale Sculpture
        Sean Kelly, New York, Reflections

2002 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection

2001 Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Objective Color
        Apex Art, New York, Making the Making
        Columbia College, Chicago, Sculpture in Chicago Now

2000 Feature Inc., New York, Hairy Forearm's Self-Referral
        Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Seems
        Feigen Contemporary, New York, Minimal Maximal
        Feature Inc., New York, Grok Terence McKenna Dead

1998 University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery,
                Chromaform: Color in Sculpture (travelling through 2000)
        Feigen Contemporary, New York, Inglenook
                (traveled to Illinois State University Gallery, Normal)

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

1996 Feature Inc., New York, AbFab
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Art in Chicago: 1945 - 1995
        Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, Drawing in Chicago Now

1995 Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, Resonance
        Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Skew: The Unruly Grid
        Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,
                The Friendly Village

1994 Feature, New York, 5 Longish Wood Sculptures
        Center Gallery, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit,
                Sculpture on the Wall
        Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Julia Fish, Jim Hibbard, Richard Rezac

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

1992 University Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

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

1990 Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, New Generations: Chicago
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
                Toward the Future: Contemporary Art in Context
        University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor,
                Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor

1989 Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, Sculpture: Polly Apfelbaum,
                Richard Rezac, Joe Smith

        Rezac Gallery and Feature, Chicago, FunctionNonFunction
        Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
        Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA and Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University,
                Edinboro, PA, Chicago Works: Art from the Windy City

1988 Loughelton Gallery, New York
        Feature, Chicago, Near Miss
        Aspen Art Museum, Latitudes: Focus on Chicago
        The Sculpture Center, New York, In the Making: Drawings by Sculptors
        Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati,
                Donald Harvey, Beverly Pepper, Richard Rezac

        Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, The Form of Language:
                The Language of Form

        State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Imagining Form: Six Sculptors
        Rockford Art Museum, IL, 
                Looking Out: Rockford Art Museum Regional Exhibition

1987 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,                 
                Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
        NAME Gallery, Chicago, Sculptures on the Wall
        Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

1986 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
        The Sculpture Center, New York, Emerging Sculptors 1986

1985 Feature, New York, Engagement
        San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
        Portland Art Museum, Oregon Artists Biennial

1979 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, Opening Exhibition

1977 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR, Twelve Portland Artists


Art Institute of Chicago
Dallas Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Art
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
State of Oregon
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Rockford Art Museum
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita
Yale University Art Gallery


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


2016 Girson, Matthew, "Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac:
Split Complementary", DePaul Art Museum
2014  Berry, Ian and Stockholder, Jessica. "The Jewel Thief",
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery,
Skidmore College
2012 van Uffelen, Chris. "500 x Art in Public", Braun Publishing AG
        Rezac, Richard. "Richard Rezac Sculpture 2003-2012", Mesaros Gallery,
                  West Virginia University
2011 Asper, Colleen and Greenbaum, Ethan. "Two-Fold", The Suburban,
                 Oak Park, IL
        Rondeau, James. "Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser 
                 Collection", Art Institute of Chicago
        Cassidy, Victor. "Sculpture at Work", McFarland and Company Publishers
2010 Esplund, Lance. "Prospecting Some Personal Landscapes," Wall Street 
                 Journal, October 16 (reproduction)
Arauz, Rachael. "The Shape of Abstraction", 
                 Boston University Art Gallery, catalog essay
2009 Cassidy, Victor. "Richard Rezac, Formal Invention," Sculpture
                 December, pages 44-49 (reproductions)
        Yood, James. "Richard Rezac: Selected Sculpture and Drawings, 2003-
                 2008," Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, catalog essay
2007 Collins, Judith. "Sculpture Today," Phaidon Press
        Prescott, Dan. American Academy in Rome, catalog
2006 Artner, Alan. ”Rezac’s Geometric Sculpture Surpasses Easy Description”,
                 Chicago Tribune, June 23, section 7, page 23 (reproduction)
        Yood, James. Review, Artforum, October, page 270 (reproduction)
        Johnson, Ken. “For A Broad Landscape, An Equally Wide Survey”,                 Review, New York Times, May 31, page B5 (reproduction)
        Row, D.K. Review, The Oregonian, June 23
2005 Binstock, Jonathan and Schmidt, Stacey. “The 48th Corcoran Biennial:                 Closer to Home”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, catalog essay
        King, Elaine. “Reviews”, Sculpture, October, page 72 (reproductions)
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)
        Palmer, Laurie. “Seems: Integrations with the Physical and Social                 Perophery of the Museum”, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern                 University, catalog essay
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 2
        Colpitt, Frances. “Chromaform: Color in Sculpture”, University of Texas                 at San Antonio Art Gallery, catalog essay
1997 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 (reproduction)
        Camper, Fred. "Unlocking the Grid", Chicago Reader, November 17,                 page 31-33 (reproduction)
        Iannaccone, Carmine. Review, Art Issues, Summer, page 45 
        Pagel, David. Review, Los Angeles Times, March 30
1994 Artner, Alan. "Pushing Abstraction to Edge of Familiarity",
                Chicago Tribune, 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)
1991 Artner, Alan. "Rezac's Uncanny Takes on Japanese Sources Stand Out",                 Chicago Tribune, September 20 (reproduction)
        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)
        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                 (reproduction)
        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 (reproduction)
        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)
        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

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