Born 1941 in New York

Education

1964 B.A. New York University,
1969 M.A. New York University,
Peace Corps in India

Teaching

1974-1976 Princeton University
1977-1982 School of Visual Arts, New York

Awards

1975 National Endowment for the Arts, 1975
1984 Brandeis University Creative Arts Award
1986 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture
1990 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture
1994 Elected as a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Art
1998 Elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Joel Shapiro: Floor Wall Ceiling, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (1/11-4/17/17)
Joel Shapiro, Pace Gallery, London (5/19-6/17/17)
2016
Joel Shapiro, Dominique Levy, New York, NY. (10/28/16 - 1/7/17)
Joel Shapiro, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas , TX (5/7 - 8/21/16)
2015
Joel Shapiro: Wood Plaster Bronze, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (1/30 – 4/11/15)
2014
Joel Shapiro: Painted Wood, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (10/9 – 11/12/14)
Joel Shapiro: Iron and Bronze 1973 – 76, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, NY (9/5 – 11/1/14)
Joel Shapiro, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon (6/21 – 9/21/14)
Joel Shapiro, Portland Art Museum, Oregon (6/21 – 9/21/14)
Joel Shapiro: Works on Paper 2011 – 2013, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (5/9 – 6/28/14)
Joel Shapiro: Wood Plaster Paint, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (5/3 – 8/23/14)
Joel Shapiro: Prints 1975 – 2011, Susanne Hilberry Galery, Ferndale, Michigan (3/1 – 4/19/14)
Joel Shapiro, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/25 – 2/22/14)
Joel Shapiro, Musée de l’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint Étienne, France (1/17 – 5/18/14)
2013
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings 1969 – 1972, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, NY (2/1 – 3/23/13)
Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (11/14/13 – 1/11/14)
2012
Joel Shapiro: Untitled, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX (2/2 –3/18/12)
Joel Shapiro: New Sculptures and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (2/3 – 3/31/12)
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (4/5 – 5/12/12)
Joel Shapiro: untitled (end of summer), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (9/8 – 10/20/12)
Joel Shapiro: Up Down Around, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, NY (9/27 – 10/23/12)
2011
Joel Shapiro, Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2/26 – 9/25/11)
Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (3/10 – 4/16/11)
Joel Shapiro: Five Recent Sculptures, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (7/21 – 8/27/11)
Joel Shapiro, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (8/19 - 9/25/11)
2010
Joel Shapiro: Works 1969-1979, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/8 – 2/13/10)
Joel Shapiro: New Work, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (4/17 – 5/15/10)
Joel Shapiro: Skulptur, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne (9/2 – 11/6/10)
2009
Boat, Bird, Mother and Child: Joel Shapiro at Gemini, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, NY (11/10 - 12/12/09)
2006
Joel Shapiro: New Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (11/2/07- 1/19/08)
Joel Shapiro, Wood/Painted Wood, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson, NC (1/18-2/29/08)
Joel Shapiro: Works in Wood and Works on Paper, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (1/10-2/16/08)
2005
Joel Shapiro: Drawings and Sculpture, Cooke Fine Art, New York, (1/7-2/25/05)
Joel Shapiro: Work in Wood, Plaster and Bronze 2001-2005, PaceWildenstein, New York (3/10-4/16/05)
Correspondences: Joel Shapiro/Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Musee d’Orsay, Paris (4/12-7/10/05)
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (9/15-10/29/05)
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL (10/21-12/3/05)
2004
Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (1/16 – 2/21/04)
_Joel Shapiro: Small Scale Sculpture,” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, (5/4-6/5/04)
_Art Now: Sculptures of Joel Shapiro,” Middlebury College of Art, Middlebury, VT (9/7-12/5/04)
2003
Joel Shapiro, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL (2/4 – 4/6/03)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, NY (5/2 – 7/31/03)
Joel Shapiro: Off the Wall: 1976-2003, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI (11/14/03 - 1/24/04)
2001
Joel Shapiro, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (1/27 – 3/3/01)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, Pace Wildenstein, New York (4/27 – 5/26/01)
Joel Shapiro on the Roof, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (summer 2001)
2000
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (9/20/99 – 1/23/00) Simultaneous with installation of Conjunction commission by FAPE for American Embassy, Ottawa.
Joel Shapiro Sculpture and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (5/4 7/1/00)
Painted Wood, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (11/8 -12/16/00)
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture, Middleton Place, Spoleto Festival USA Charleston, South Carolina (5/22 – 9/4/00)
1999
Joel Shapiro Recent Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles (1/12 – 3/13/99)
Joel Shapiro - Roma, American Academy in Rome, Italy (3/12 – 6/15/99)
Joel Shapiro Sculpture, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, England (6/22 – 8/31/99)
Joel Shapiro Sculpture 1974-1999, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England (7/16 – 10/31/99)
1998
Joel Shapiro: New Wood & Bronze Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York (10/15 – 11/14/98)
1997
Joel Shapiro, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich (9/5 – 10/11/97)
Joel Shapiro Drawings, Galerie Biedermann, Munich (10/15 – 12/30/97)
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture in Clay, Plaster, Wood, Iron and Bronze, 1971 - 1977, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts (9/20/97 – 1/4/98)
1996
Joel Shapiro: New Etchings and Painted Wood Sculptures, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan (2/6 - 3/30/96)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein (9/27 - 11/2/96)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, Gallery Seomi, Seoul(11/12 12/20/96)
1996
Joel Shapiro: New Etchings and Painted Wood Sculptures, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan (2/6 - 3/30/96)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein (9/27 - 11/2/96)
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, Gallery Seomi, Seoul(11/12 12/20/96)
1995
Joel Shapiro: Teckningar, Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm (2/11/- 3/15/95)
Joel Shapiro: Painted Wood Sculpture and Drawings, Pace Wildenstein (3/24 - 4/22/95)
Joel Shapiro: Outdoors, Walker Arts Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (5/15/95 – 3/15/96). Traveled to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (4/23/96 – 10/13/96)
1994
Joel Shapiro: Drawing & Sculpture, Gallery Seomi, Seoul(4/19/- 5/18/94)
Joel Shapiro: Sculture e Disegni, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan (9/8 - 11/8/94)
1993
Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings, The Pace Gallery, New York (4/30- 6/25/93)
Joel Shapiro: Skulpturen/Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne (9/23/94- 1/6/94)
1991
Selected Drawings 1968-1990, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami (4/6/91-6/2/91)
Salon de Mars, Paris (3/20/91-3/25/91)
Asher-Faure, West Hollywood (4/20/91-5/18/91)
Gallery Mukai, Tokyo (5/10/91-6/8/91)
Recent Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (10/30/91-11/30/91)
1990
Museet I Varberg, Varberg, Sweden (6/17/90 - 8/19/90)
Joel Shapiro: Tracing the Figure, Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore (8/21/90 - 10/7/90); travelled to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines (11/17/90 - 1/13/91), Center for the Fine Arts, Miami (4/6/91 - 6/2/91)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (9/15/90 - 11/18/90); travelled to IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain (11/29/90 - 2/10/91), Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (3/23/91-5/26/91), Musee des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France (6/22/91-9/8/91)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (11/3/90 - 12/1/90)
1989
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Waddington Gallery, London
1988
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Gallery Mukai, Tokyo
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Joel Shapiro: Recent Sculptures and Drawings, Cleveland Museum of Art
1987
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Joel Shapiro: Painted Wood, Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
1986
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1985
Knoedler Kasmin, London
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (traveled to Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden)
1984
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (drawings)
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1983
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Asher/Faure, Los Angeles
1982
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (drawing)
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
Susanne Hilberrry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (traveled to Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art)
1981
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
John Stoller Gallery, Minneapolis
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Galerie Mukai, Tokyo
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
1980
The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (traveled to Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, West Germany and Moderna Museet, Stockholm)
Galerie Mukai, Tokyo
Asher/Faure, Los Angeles
Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York (prints)
Delahunty Gallery, Dallas (prints)
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (traveled to Georgia State University, Atlanta and The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati)
1979
Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galerie Gillespie-de Laage, Paris
Ohio State University, Columbus
1978
The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis
Galerie m, Bochum, West Germany
1977
Max Protetch Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galerie Gillespie-de Laage, Paris
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
1976
Paula Cooper Gallery, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1975
The Garage, London (with Jennifer Bartlett)
Walter Kelley Gallery, Chicago
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1974
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Galeria Salvatore Ala, Milan
1973
The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York
1972
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1970
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2017
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6/1-10/22/17)
Multiple Impressions, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX (6/10-8/5/17)
2016
Sculpture in the Garden, John Berggruen Gallery, St. Helena, CA, (8/15—10/31/16)
FORTY, organized in Celebration of MoMA PS1’s 40th Anniversary by P.S.1 Founder Alanna Heiss, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, NY (6/19-8/28/16)
2014
A Brief History of Pace, Pace Menlo Park, CA (9/18 – 12/13/14)
Foundation for Art ad Preservation in Embassies (FARE) Exhibition, Guild Hall, New York, NY (6/21 – 7/27/14)
Art on Color, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, NY (6/5 – 9/13/14)
Cross-Cuts: Joel Shapiro and Richard Nonas, Clocktower/Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY (5/11 – 6/8/14)
Grounded, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (1/17 – 1/26/14)
2013
Winter Group Show, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (1/7 – 1/26/13)
Répétition: 1960–197, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/19 – 2/9/13)
Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington (2/23 – 5/26/13)
Image and Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (7/19 – 8/16/13)
Kiasma Hits: Kiasma Collections, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (9/27/13 – 8/31/14)
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, New York (10/20 – 12/15/13)
2012
Drawings, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL (2/3 – 4/21/12)
Summer Group Show 2012, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (7/30 – 8/24/12)
FAPES’s Lee Kimche McGrath Original Print Collection, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (10/6 – 10/13/12)
Carte Blanche á Paula Cooper Gallery, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France (10/19 – 11/24/12)
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL (11/2/12 – 1/26/13)
2011
Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper, The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (1/23 – 5/1/11)
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2/10 – 5/1/11)
Surfaces of Everyday Life: Postwar and Contemporary Masters from Ai Weiwei to Andy Warhol, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore (5/18 – 6/5/11)
The Art of Climbing Mountains, 303 Gallery, New York, NY (6/29 – 7/29/11)
Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, China (11/19/11 – 2/12/12)
2010
Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY (1/8 – 2/6/10)
Group show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/8 – 1/30/10)
On the Square, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (1/8 – 2/13/10)
Andre, LeWitt, Shapiro, Perry Rubinstein Gallery, New York, NY (1/12 – 2/7/10)
3x3 Sculpture by Richard Deacon, Joel Shapiro and Peter Shelton, Painting by Imi Knoebel, Robert Mangold and Jason Martin, LA Louver, Venice, CA (1/14 – 2/13/10)
Devotion, selected by Joe Fyfe, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY (4/7 – 5/15/10)
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (6/25 – 9/19/10)
50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (9/17 – 10/23/10)
Five on Paper, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL (9/20 – 10/30/10)
2009
Sculpture and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY (4/24 – 5/29/09)
Works on Paper, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (6/20 – 7/25/09)
Selected Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (11/5 – 10/5/09)
2001
Shadow Dancing: 1975 – 79, D’Amelio Terras, New York (1/6 – 2/10/01)
Vancouver International Sculpture Project, Vancouver, traveled to Kirkland Washington as “Kirkland Sculpture Project (7/1/00 – 5/31/01)
Work by Spring Visiting Faculty, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (2/25 – 3/23/01)
20th Century Perspectives, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (3/29 – 4/21/01)
Summer in the City, PaceWildenstein, New York (6/1 – 9/12/01)
Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Joel Shapiro: Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (9/6 – 10/13/01)
2000
Art at Work: Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection, Queens Museum of Art, New York (5/23 – 10/1/00)
00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (7/9 – 8/30/00)
Summer 2000, PaceWildenstein, New York (6/19 – 8/31/00)
MoMA 2000: Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (9/28/00 – 2/2/01)
Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (10/10/00 – 2/1/01)
1999
Primarily Structural, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York (2/7 – 4/3/99)
Modern Masterworks on Paper from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Cleveland Museum of Art (6/13 – 8/2//99)
Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Henry Art Gallery, Washington (3/3/99 – 10/1/00)
The American Century, Whitney Museum, New York (9/26/99 – 2/13/00)
Sculptors’ Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (12/11/99 – 1/29/00)
1998
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2/24 – 5/24/98)
Giacometti to Judd: Prints by Sculptors, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (6/9 – 10/13/98)
Summer Group Show, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles (7/6 – 8/21/98)
Off the Wall, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville North Carolina (11/19/98 – 3/6/99)
1997
Gallery Selections, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, January 1997
Allegory, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York (5/6 – 6/21/97)
Structures-Architecture in American Art, 1900-1997, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (7/10 – 9/97)
Inaugural Exhibition Ace Gallery Mexico, Ace Gallery, San Rafael, Mexico (9/9 – 11/15/97)
Maxwell’s Demon, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (11/8 – 12/20/97)
Proof Positive: Forty Years of Contemporary American Printmaking at ULAE, 1957 – 1987, Traveling exhibition: the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture, Los Angeles, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo and Kitakysyu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan. (2/15/97 – 5/10/98)
Contemporary Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition, Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Gallery, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wasau Wisconsin (6/97 – 5/98)
The Serial Attitude, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA. Traveled to the Wexner Center for the Arts (9/20/97 – 8/8/98)
Winter Group Show, PaceWildenstein, New York, (12/19/97 – 1/24/98)
Drawing is Another Kind of Language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, traveled to Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin and the Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton.
1996
The Human Body in Contemporary American Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery (2/1 – 3/2/96)
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (3/31 – 7/21/96)
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (6/19 – 9/10/96)
From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptors’ Drawings, Frith Street Gallery and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (9/13 – 11/2/96)
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (11/29 /96 – 1/5/97)
1995
American Sculptors in the 1960s: Selected Drawings from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2/16 – 6/13/95)
Cornered, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (6/9 - 7/28/95)
Sculpture from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (6/17 – 8/20/95)
Summer 1995, PaceWildenstein, New York (6/28 – 8/31/95)
1994
Grafik, Galleri Nord, Stockholm (4/29 – 5/21/94)
Paper Work, John Weber Gallery, New York (7/5 – 9/17/94)
Sculpture: The Figure Transformed, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York (10/26 – 12/30/94)
1993
From Rodin to Serra, Galerie Saqqarah, Gstaad, Switzerland.
Sculpture and Color, The Pace Gallery, New York (1/15 – 2/6/92)
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, Summer 1993
1992
Drawing Redux, San Jose Museum of Art, California (3/22 - 6/21/92)
Century in Sculpture, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Summer 1992
15TH Anniversary Exhibition, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (5/8 – 6/13/92)
1991
20th Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (1/12/91-2/16/91) also traveling to: Centro Cultural Arte Contemporary, Mexico City, Mexico (6/13-8/13/91), and Museum d’Art Contemporain, Nice (9/27-11/11/91).
Selection from the Permanent Collection, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (1/26/91-2/24/91)
Recent Work/Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1/19/91-2/17/91)
The 1980’s: A Selected View from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art (1/16/91-3/3/91).
Sol Lewitt, David Rabinowitch, Joel Shapiro, Tony Smith, Galerie Pierre Huber, Genève (6/14/91-7/27/91)
Small Format Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (6/26/91-8/3/91)
La Sculpture Contemporaine: apres 1970, Fondation Daniel Templon, Musee Temporaire, Frejus (7/4/91-9/29/91)
Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975-1991, The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles (9/14/91-12/15/91)
Vision by Room, Art and Architecture from 1910 to 1990, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne (11/15/91-1/31/92)
Allegories of Modernism Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2/16/92-5/5/92)
1990
The New Sculpture 1965-75: Between Geometry and Gesture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (3/2/90 - 6/3/90)
Affinities and Intuitions: The Gerald S. Elliot Collection of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (5/12/90 - 7/29/90)
Pharmakon ‘90, Nippon Convention Center, Tokyo (7/28/90 - 8/20/90)
1989
No Man’s Land/Open Limitation, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, West Germany (1/29/89 - 3/5/89)
1989 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art (4/27/89 - 7/9/89)
La Triennal de dibuix Joan Miro, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona (6/15/89 - 9/10/89)
Master Drawings 1859 - 1989, Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, New York (10/89 - 11/89)
1988
Big Little Sculpure, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts (2/13/88 - 4/17/88)
New Art on Paper, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (4/16/88 - 7/3/88)
Philip Guston, Joel Shapiro, Leon Golub, Sigmar Polke, The Saatchi Collection, London (4/29/88 - 9/88)
Innovations in Sculpture, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (9/24/88 - 12/31/88)
1987
A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art (4/5/87 - 5/31/87); travelled to The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (6/28/87 - 1/3/88)
The 4th Japan Ushimado International Art Festival, Ushimado, Japan (11/1/87 - 11/3/87)
Drawings from the Eighties, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh (9/13/87 - 11/8/87)
1986
An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
Spectrum: The Generic Figure, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (3/8/86-4/20/86)
Between Geometry and Gesture: American Sculpture 1965-1975, Palacio de Velazquez, Madrid (5/13/86 - 7/20/86)
The Barry Lowen Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (6/16/86 - 8/10/86)
Prospect 86, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (9/9/86 - 11/2/86)
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945-1986, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (12/6/86 - 1/10/87)
1985
Affiliations: Recent Sculpture and Its Antecedents, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Imagenes en Cajas, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Exhibition-Dialogue on Contemporary Art in Europe, Modern Art Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Transformations in Sculpture, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Sculpture, Larry Gagosian Gallery, New York
Contemporary Works from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1984
Drawings 1974-1984, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
American Art Since 1970: Painting, Sculpture, and Drawings from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
ROSC ‘84, The Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland
American Bronze Sculpture: 1850 to the Present, The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Highlights: Selections from the BankAmerica Corporation Art Collections, Plaza Gallery, Concourse Gallery, A.P. Gianni Gallery, San Francisco
American Sculpture: Three Decades, The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1983
Twentieth Century Sculpture: Statements of Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York
Back to the USA, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (travelled to Kunstmuseum Luzern, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Moderna Museet 1958-1983, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Minimalism to Expressionism: Painting and Sculpture since 1965 from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, new York
ARS 83: Helsinki, The Art Museum of the Ateneum, Helsinki
Sculpture: The Tradition in Steel, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
New Art, The Tate Gallery, London
The American Artist as Printmaker, Twenty-third National Print Exhibition,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight collections 1940-1980, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sculpture on a Small Scale, Galerie Maeght-Lelong, New York
1982
American Prints: 1960-1980, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Big Drawings, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
‘Abstraction’ et Investissement Libidinal, Galerie Jolliet, Montreal
Abstract Drawings 1911-1981: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
74th American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Drawings from the Collection of Agnes Gund Saalfield, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Prints by Contemporary Sculptors, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Une Experience Museographique: Echange Entre Artistes 1931-1982 Pologne - U.S.A., A.R.C. Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Nature du Dessin, traveling exhibition: Musee d’Evreux, Musee de Besancon, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Musee de Martigues, Musee de Rennes, Musee de Perpignan, Salles d’Art Graphique du M.N.A.M.
Amerikanische Zeichnungen, Galerie Biederman, Munich
Body Language, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
postMINIMALISM, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Correspondencias: 5 Arquitectos, 5 Escultores, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madris (travelled to Malaga, Bilbao)
1981
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit
Amerkanische Zeichnungen der Siebziger Jahre, traveling exhibition: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, Kunsthalle Basel, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, West Germany
1980
Painting in Relief, Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York
Zeitgenossische Plastik, Kulturhistorisches Museum, Bielefeld, West Germany
Pier + Ocean, Hayward Gallery, London, and Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo
Reliefs, Formprobleme zwischen Skulptur Malerei und Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Munster
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, American Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice
Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Wenkenpark, Riehen/Basel
American Drawing in Black and White, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Nature du Dessin, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1979
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Minimal Tradition, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Contemporary Sculpture: Selections from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Decade in Review, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1978
Jenney, Nauman, Serra, Shapiro, Blum-Helman Gallery, New York
Hunt, Jenney, Lane, Rothenberg, Shapiro, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
Made by Sculptors, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Dwellings, Neuberger Museum, College at Purchase, State University of New York, Purchase
1977
1977 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Ideas in Sculpture 1965-1977, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
Documenta 6, Kassel, West Germany
Ten Years: A View of a Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Scale and Environment: 10 Sculptors, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Foire Internationale d”Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris
Early Work by Five contemporary Artists, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1976
Scale, Fine Arts Building, New York
Critical Perspectives in American Art, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Roelof Louw, Marvin Torfield, Joel Shapiro: New Sculpture, Plans and Projects, (Organized by Rosalind Krauss), Find Arts Building, NY
International Tendencies 1971-1976, Venice Biennale
Critical Perspectives in American Art, The American Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Soho, Akademie der Kunste, West Berlin
Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, North Sydney, Australia
1975
Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Collectors of the Seventies, Part III, Milton Brutten and Helen Herrick, The clocktower, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York
34th Annual Exhibition, The Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
1974
A-Z, (with Joe Zucker, Richard Arschwater), 410 West Broadway, New York
71st American Exhibition, the Art Institute of Chicago
1973
American Drawings 1963-73, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
New American Graphic Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1972
Small Series, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1970
Referendum 70: Lynda Benglis, Robert Grosvenor, Joel Shapiro, Chris Wilmarth, Paula Cooper Gallery, 96 Prince Street, New York, NY, September 1970
Hanging/Leaning, The Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Sculptural Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1969
Anti-Illusion: Procedure/Material, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, 96 Prince Street, New York, NY

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