Curriculum Vitae

Richard Rezac

Born: 1952, Lincoln, Nebraska
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois


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

Selected Grants And Awards

2010 Robert and Happy Doran Artist Residency Fellowship, Yale University Art Gallery
2006 Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award
  Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award
1993 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1987 Art Matters, Inc., Project Grant
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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Setting
  Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Harlequin
2022 Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Azure
  Art Alliance, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Richard Rezac
2021 Luhring Augustine, New York, Pleat
  Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Cast
2020 Luhring Augustine, New York
2018 The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Address
  Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Address
  The Arts Club of Chicago, Glen Elder, Garden Project Series
2017 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2015 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Circum
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, Brussels
  James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2010 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
  Feature Inc., New York
2009 Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Richard Rezac: Survey 2003-2008
2008 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2006 Portland Art Museum, Oregon
  Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2005 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
  Feature, Inc. New York
2003 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
  Feature Inc. New York
2002 James Harris Gallery, Seattle
  Feature Inc., New York
2001 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
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, Richard Rezac: Sculpture 1987–1992
  Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham
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
  Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, site specific installation
1988 Loughelton Gallery, New York
1987 Feature, Chicago
  Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham
1986 Sculpture Chicago 1986, site specific installation
1985 Feature, Chicago
  Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon
1984 Blackfish Gallery, Portland
1978 White Gallery, Portland State University
1976 Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac: Split Complementary
2010 Devening Projects, Chicago, 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
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, Drawings: Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
1986 Feature, Chicago, Julia Fish and Richard Rezac
1977 Purple Daggers, Portland, Nelson Bonner and Richard Rezac

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 MASA, Mexico City, MASA + Luhring Augustine
2023 Patron Gallery, Chicago, Dialogues
  James Harris Gallery, Dallas, Moment Momentum
  Art Alliance, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, The Searchers
2021 Luhring Augustine, New York, Plus One
  Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art
2020 The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Energy in All Directions
  Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Hooks and Claws
2019 KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, travels to: FRAC Lorraine Metz, France and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
  James Harris Gallery, Seattle, 20/20: A 20th Anniversary Survey
2018 Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Sculpture
2017 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, You Are Here
  DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Stranger Things
2016 Shane Cambell Gallery, Chicago, Chicago and Vicinity
  James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Tunnel of Silence
2015 Essex Street, New York, Order
  Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Soft Eyes
2014 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, Sculpture
  33 Orchard, New York, Let’s Go Let Go; In Memoriam Hudson
  Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture
2013 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, MCA DNA: Chicago Conceptual Abstraction, 1986 – 1995
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
  The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois, Two-Fold
2010 Boston University Art Gallery, The Shape of Abstraction
  The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, The Jewel Thief
  Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, Michigan, Heather McGill, Richard Rezac, James Shrosbree
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
  Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois, Contemporary Works from the Cleve Carney Collection
2009 Feature Inc., New York, Skulture
  Art Institute of Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
  Feature, Inc., New York, Populate This Form
2008 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
2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Center Is Anywhere
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present and Future
  Sean Kelly, New York, Upon Reflection
  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Formed to Function?
2001 Yale University Art Gallery, Objective Color
  Apex Art, New York, Making the Making
2000 Block Museum, Northwestern University, Seems
  Feature, Inc. New York, Hairy Forearms Self-Referral
  Feigen Contemporary, New York, Minimal Maximal
1998 University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, Chromaform: Color in Sculpture, traveled to: Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas; University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University; Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  Feigen Contemporary, New York, Inglenook, traveled to Illinois State University Gallery
1997 James Graham and Sons Gallery, New York, Sculpture
  Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, Untitled Group Show
1996 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Art in Chicago: 1945 - 1995
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 Center Gallery, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Sculpture on the Wall
  Feature, Inc. New York, 5 Longish Wood Sculptures
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
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
1988 Aspen Art Museum, Latitudes: Focus on Chicago
  State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Imagining Form: Six Sculptors
  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
1987 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
  Feature, Chicago, Nature
  Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 The Sculpture Center, New York, Emerging Sculptors 1986
  Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham
1985 Portland Art Museum, Oregon Artists Biennial
  Feature, Chicago, Engagement
1979 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Opening Exhibition
1977 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon, Twelve Portland Artists

Selected Public Collections

  Art Institute of Chicago
  Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  Dallas Museum of Art
  DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
  Des Moines Art Center
  Detroit Institute of Art
  Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
  Indianapolis Museum of Art
  Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  Portland Art Museum, Oregon
  Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
  Tang Art Museum, Skidmore College
  Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art
  Yale University Art Gallery

Selected Print Publications

2023 Stein, Jordan, Setting, Misako and Rosen
2021 Dusapin, Alice, and Laborde, Martin, Pialoux, Alice and Pinteaux, Baptiste, editors, Octopus Notes 10
  Kirshner, Judith Russi, Cast, Rhona Hoffman Gallery
2020 Bader, Graham, Learning to Converse: Richard Rezac, Luhring Augustine
2018 Ovstebo, Solveig, and Goulish, Matthew, Gross, Jennifer, and Rondeau, James, Address, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
  Taft, Maggie and Cozzolino, Robert, co-editors, Art in Chicago: A History From the Fire to Now, University of Chicago Press
2016 Girson, Matthew. Split Complementary: Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
2015 Kirshner, Judith Russi. Vaults and Sailors, Mousse Magazine, issue number 50
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 Rondeau, James. Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
2010 Arauz, Rachael. The Shape of Abstraction, Boston University Art Gallery
2009 Yood, James. Richard Rezac: Survey 2003-2008, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage
2007 Collins, Judith. Sculpture Today, Phaidon Press
2005 Binstock, Jonathan and Schmidt, Stacey. Closer To Home: The 48th Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art
2003 Girson, Matthew. Mysterious Clarity and Vague Elegance, Dan Devening and Richard Rezac, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany
2000 Devening, Dan. Seems, Block Museum, Northwestern University
1998 Colpitt, Frances. Chromaform: Color in Sculpture, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery
  Robbins, David. Weave, Richard Rezac: Sculpture and Drawings, Feigen Contemporary
1996 Warren, Lynne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Art in Chicago, 1945-1995
1995 Wilson, Pamela. Friendly Geometry, Richard Rezac, Shelf Sculptures: 1982-1994, I Space Gallery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1990 King, Elaine. New Generations: Chicago, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery
  Nawrocki, Dennis. Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor, University of Michigan Museum of Art
1988 Aspen Art Museum, Latitudes: Focus on Chicago
1990 Warren, Lynne. Options 38: Richard Rezac, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  Kingsley, April. Emerging Sculptors 1986, The Sculpture Center, New York
1977 Hoppe, William. Twelve Portland Artists, Portland Center for the Visual Arts

Academic Position

1985–2019 Adjunct Full Professor of Sculpture, Drawing, and Graduate Advising, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago