SEAN SCULLY


SEAN SCULLY

Over the last five decades, Sean Scully (b. 1945) has developed a distinguished and prolific body of work through his distinct approach to contemporary abstraction. Shifting the paradigm in American abstraction from Minimalism and its reduced vocabulary, to an emotional form of abstraction, Scully’s practice offers a return to metaphor and spirituality as found in the European painting tradition. Spanning painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, Scully’s works capture both the tonality of the visual world and human experience. Scully incorporates his sense of physical dynamism with influences drawn from the legacy of Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian, resulting in works that are as monumental in scale as they are in emotional poignancy.

Scully’s abstract compositions are evocative of architectural structures as much as forms in nature:  horizon lines, meeting points between earth and sky, rock formations, nature and buildings. ‘I’m trying to turn stone into light,’ he explains of his practice. Often comprised of coloured blocks, stripes or bands arranged on horizontal and vertical axes, these seemingly solid bricks of colour allow light to creep in through the cracks, grounding vast scale and gesture with a visual delicacy and sense of vulnerability.

The freedom Scully had sought in abstract painting to communicate the richness of experience – of memory and emotion – compelled him to also find a way to invest it with metaphor, to endow it with a narrative structure, and to connect it with the world. This was the crux of his argument with what he saw as the hermetic and self-referential nature of Minimalism, concluding that the movement had lost its energy and its sense of direction.

T. Rub, in Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020

Image: Dark Yet 8.15.23, 2023, oil on aluminium, 215.9 x 190.5 cm.; 85 x 75 in. © Sean Scully. Photo: def image

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1945

Born in Dublin, Ireland


1962–1965

Central School of Art, London


1965–1968

Croydon College of Art, London


1968–1972

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne


Lives and works between New York, USA; Bavaria, Germany; Aix-en-Provence, France; and London, UK

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock

ARS AEVI Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Institute of Chicago

Artisan Museum, Tokyo

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Bristol

Arts Council of Great Britain, London

AXA Belgique, Brussels

Banque Européenne d’Investissement, Luxembourg

BAWAG Foundation, Vienna

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Birmingham Museum of Art

British Council, London

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradform Museums & Gardens, West Yorkshire

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimee, La Louviere

Centre National des Artes Plastiques, Paris

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Chemical Bank, New York

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

Colección Conei, Barcelona

Consejería de Cultura, Santander

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Council of National Academic Awards, Arts & Humanities Research Council Art Collection, Bristol

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Dallas Museum of Art

David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence

Denver Art Museum

De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg

Detroit Institute of Arts

Des Moines Art Center

Deutsche Bank, London

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane,

DZ Bank AG Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt

Eastern Arts Association, Cambridge

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, de Young Museum

First Bank of Minneapolis

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Foundation Stiftelsen Focus, Boras

Fundación “la Caixa”, Barcelona

Fundación Allorda-Derksen, Barcelona

Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

Fundación Caixa Galicia, La Coruña

Fundación Grupo Urvasco (Homage to Chillida Collection), Vitoria-Gasteiz

Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Fondazione, Torino Musei

Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon

Hunterian Art Galery, Glasgow

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Centre Julio González, Valencia

Jean-Michel Cazes, Château Cordeillan-Bages, Pauillac

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal

Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

La Colombe d’Or, St. Paul de Vence

La Fondation Edelman, Lausanne

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Langen Foundation, Neuss

Lászlo Vass Collection, Veszprém

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Leicestershire Educational Authority

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

LWL - Museum for Art and Culture, Münster

Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing and Automated Quotation Collection, New York

Manchester City Art Gallery

Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for the Arts, Bloomfield Hills

Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine

Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole

Musée de Roland Garros, Paris

Musée du Dessin et de l’Estampe Originale, Gravelines

Musée Jenisch, Vevey

Museo Chillida-Leku, Hernani

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey

Museo de Arte Moderna di Bologna

Museo de Arte Moderno, Col. Bosques de Chapultepec

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museu de Montserrat, Abadia de Montserrat, Barcelona

Museum Folkwang, Essen

Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Museums Sheffield

Nagoya City Art Museum

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Museum Cardiff

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Neue Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich

New Orleans Museum of Art, Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Northern Arts Association, Newcastle upon Tyne

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Norwich Castle Museum

NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale

Open Museum, Environmental & Heritage Resource Centre, Leicestershire

Orlando Museum of Art

Paine Webber Group, Inc, New York

Pérez Art Museum, Miami

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philip Morris, Inc., New York

Phoenix Art Museum

Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

Power Institute, University of Sydney

Princeton University Art Museum

Reader's Digest Art Collection, New York

Ruhr Universitat, Bochum

Saastamoisen Säätiö, Helsinki

Sala Rekalde, Bilbao

Sammlung Essl, Vienna / Klosterneuburg

Sammlung Ströher, Darmstadt

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere

Seattle Art Museum

Shearson Lehman American Express Inc., New York

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Staatliche Museen Kassel, Neue Galerie, Hessen

Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Städel Museum, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

Stanford University

Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Tate, London

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Albertina Museum, Vienna

The British Museum, London

The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

The GAP Collection, San Francisco

The Gertsev Collection, Moscow

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The National Gallery, London

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham

Toledo Museum of Art

Tokyo International Forum Art Collection

UBS Art Collection, New York and Zurich

Ulster Museum, Belfast

University of Limerick

University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

Van Cliburn Foundation, Fort Worth

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Willy Michel Collection, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Carbon and Air

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Blur The Edges, Love One Another

Château d’Oiron, Plaine-et-Vallées

Procession
Église Saint-Nicolas de Caen

Uninsideout

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Richter/Scully. Celestial Mechanics: form and future in the works of Gerhard Richter & Sean Scully
The Asia Society, Hong Kong;
Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Géographies

Ludwig Museum, Koblenz

Dark Yet

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2023

Wall of Light Land

Lisson Gallery, Beijing

Géographies

Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest

LA Deep

Lisson Gallery, Los Angeles

Jack the Wolf (
with Oisin Scully)
Cheim & Read, New York

Arles Nacht Vincent

Collection Lambert, Avignon

Landline Weave

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Smaller Than The Sky

Houghton Hall, Norfolk


2022

Material World

Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

Sean Scully: Passenger – A Retrospective

Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art

Sean Scully: Painting and Sculpture

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej (CSW), Toruń

SQUARE

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Song of Color

Langen Foundation, Neuss

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bodies of Color

KUNSTWEK Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf

The Shadow of Figuration

Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

A Wound in a Dance with Love

Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Big Small

Lisson Gallery, East Hampton


2021

Sean Scully: Passenger – A Retrospective

Benaki Museum, Athens

Wall Big And Small

Lisson Gallery, East Hampton

Overlay

Kewenig Galerie, Berlin

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Standing on the Land

Pilane Sculpture Park, Klövedal

Dark Windows

Lisson Gallery, New York

The 12 / Dark Windows

Chelsea Studio, New York

Entre ciel et terre / Between Heaven and Earth

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Eleuthera

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin


2020

Passenger – A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Mirror Red

Lisson Gallery, East Hampton

Insideoutside

Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal

Opulent Ascension

LWL – Museum of Art and Culture, Münster

Aeternum

Forum Paracelsus, St. Moritz

Early Prints

Galerie Klüser, Munich


2019

Celtique

Château de Boisgeloup, Gisors

Eleuthera

The Albertina Museum, Vienna, travelled to:
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga;
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Los años en Mexico

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara

Human

Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Vita Duplex

LWL – Museum for Art and Culture, Münster

PAN

Lisson Gallery, New York

Long Light

Villa Panza, Varese

Sea Star

National Gallery of Art, London


2018

THE LAND / THE LINE

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Uninsideout

Blain | Southern, London

Landline

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., travelled to:
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Inside Outside

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Matisse / Scully: Window

Kewenig Galerie, Berlin

Selected prints – etchings and lithographs

Galerie Boisserée, Cologne

Landlines and other recent works

De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg

Standing on the Edge of the World

Hong Kong Art Centre

Vita Duplex
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

No Words

Edward Hopper House, Nyack

Facing East

The State Russian Museum – The Marble Palace, St. Petersburg

Wall of Light

Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Cuadra San Cristóbal, Mexico City

1970

Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, travelled to:
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


2017

Facing East

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Before New York

Sean Scully Studio, Berlin

Lempertz, Brussels

Wall of Light Cubed

Cheim & Read, New York

Coming and Going

Sean Scully Studio, New York


2016

Horizon

Timothy Taylor, London

Metal

Galerie Lelong, Paris

Book

Garrison Art Center, Garrison

The Eighties

Mnuchin Gallery, New York

The Body and the Frame
Dům Umění České Budějovice, House of Art, Budweis

Circa 70

Cheim & Read, New York

Resistance and Persistence. Paintings 1967–2015
Museum of the Nanjing University of the Arts, travelled to:
Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan


2015

Etchings for Federico García Lorca

Cincinnati Art Museum

Four Days

Kewenig Galerie, Berlin

Different Places

Château La Cote, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Santa Cecilia de Montserrat

Home
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Land Sea

La Biennale di Venezia ‘Collateral Events’, Palazzo Falier, Venice

Painting as an imaginative world appropriation

Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus

Estampe

Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal

Moving or Profound or Necessary or Beautiful, 1974–2015

Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo

Follow the Heart

CAFA – Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

Landline

Cheim & Read, New York


2014

Follow the Heart
Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Galerie Klüser & Galerie Klüser 2, Munich

Figure / Abstract
Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Rostock;
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Kind of Red
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

A New Master Among Old Masters
Christ Church Gallery, Oxford

Doric
Galerie Lelong, Paris


2013

Triptychs

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

Night and Day

Cheim & Read, New York

Die Radierungen / The Etchings

Galerie Boisserée, Cologne

Passages/Impressions/Surfaces

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

Change and Horizontals

Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, travelled to:
Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome;
The Drawing Center, New York


2012

The Evocative Capacity of Painting

Wooson Gallery, Daegu

The Verey Gallery, Eton College, Windsor

Notations

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Doric

Benaki Museum of Art, Athens, travelled to:
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern;
The Hugh Lane, Dublin;
MACM – Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins

Luz del Sur

Alhambra – Palacio Carlos V, Granada

Grey Wolf – A Retrospective

Kunstmuseum Bern, travelled to:
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

Change and Horizontals

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, travelled to:
MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Works on Paper / Wall of Light Red Shade

Smith Gallery, Davidson College


2011

Paintings and Watercolors

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cut Ground

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Etchings & Works on Paper

Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire

Works on Paper

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University


2010

Liliane

Alexander and Bonin, New York

Die Bilderwelt von Sean Scully

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

New York

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Iona

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Works from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Old Jail Art Center, Albany

Works from the 1980s

VISUAL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, travelled to:
Leeds Art Gallery;
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen


2009

Recent Paintings

Galerie Lelong, New York

Recent Works

Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Konstantinopel oder die versteckte Sinnlichkeit. Die Bilderwelt von Sean Scully (Constantinople or the Sensual Concealed. The imagery of Sean Scully)

MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, travelled to:
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Paintings from the 90s

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London


2008

Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona

La surface peinte

Galerie Lelong, Paris

A Retrospective

Musée d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, travelled to:
MACRO al Mattatoio, Rome

The Art of the Stripe

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover

The Prints of Sean Scully

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, travelled to:
Hyde Collection, Glens Falls


2007

Photographien Und Graphik

Galerie Klüster, Munich

The Prints of Sean Scully

The Baker Museum, Naples

New Painting

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich

The Prints of Sean Scully

SAAM Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Walls of Aran

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Aran Islands. A Portfolio of Photographs

Galerie Lelong, New York

Walls of Aran
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

A Retrospective

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

Dedicado a Federio García Lorca

Instituto Cervantes Dublin


2006

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Recent Paintings

L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Die Architektur der Farbe

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein


2005

Wall of Light

The Philips Collection, Washington D.C., travelled to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth;
Cincinnati Art Museum;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

para Garcia Lorca

Sala de Exposiciones Acala 31, Madrid

Photographs

Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelona

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Mirrors 1982–2004 prints, editions & photographs

La Louviere Museum

New York

Galerie Lelong, New York

Malerie: kleine Formate

Staatliche Museen Kassel, Neue Galerie

Paintings and Works on Paper

Abbot Hall Art Gallery at Lakeland Artists Trust, Kendal

Graphic Works

Fenton Gallery, Cork

Faith Hope Love

Augustinerkloster, Erfurt


2004

Photographs

Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum

body of light

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Sala de Exposiciones Caja España-Duero, Salamanca

Holly Series

Kunstverein Aichach

Winter Robe

Galerie Lelong, Paris

Estampes 1983–2003

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Etchings for Federico Garcia Lorca

Huerta de San Vicente, Casa – Museum Federico Garcia Lorca Foundation, Granada

Tigres en el jardin

Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada

Paintings from the 70s

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Fotografias

Galerie Estiarte, Madrid

España-Spain-Spanien

Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler, Weimar

Photographs

Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco


2003

Prints and Photographs

Aleander and Bonin Gallery, New York

Photographs

L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice

Photographs

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich

Works 1990–2003

Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, travelled to:
Neues Museum Weimar

Wall of Light, Figures

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelona

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon


2002

L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice

Wall of Light

Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro

Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Wall of Light

Museum de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

Institute Valencià d’Art Modern

Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria, Santander, travelled to:
Pamplona City Council, Polvorin de la Cindadela


2001

Wall of Light

Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Monterrey

Musée Jenisch, Vevey

Walls, Windows, Horizons

David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University

Light to Dark

Galerie Lelong, Paris

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Galerie Klüser, Munich

Galerie Dittmar, Berlin

Paintings, Pastels, Watercolors, Photographs 1990–2000

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, travelled to:
Haus der Kunst, Munich;
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

New Works on Paper

Galerie Lelong, New York

Light + Gravity: Recent Wall of Light Paintings

Knoedler & Company, New York

Work on Paper

Rex Irwin Gallery, Woollahra, travelled to:
Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne


2000

Estampes 1983–1999

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

Photographies

Galerie de l’ancien college, Ecole municipale d’Arts plastiques, Chatellerault

Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona

Graphics

A+A Galleria D’Arte, Venice

Prints 1994–1998

Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Sean Scully on Paper

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Works on Paper, 1975–1996

Buffalo AKG Art Museum


1999

Ten Barcelona Paintings

Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

New Paintings

South London Gallery

New Paintings and Works on Paper

Danese Gallery and Gallery Lelong, New York

Prints 1968–1999

Graphische Sammlung Albertina Vienna, travelled to:
Musee du Dessin et de l’Estampe Originale, Gravelines

Monotypes and Color Woodcuts 1987–1993 from the Garner Tullis Workshop

Galerie Kornfeld, Zürich

Galerie Lelong Paris


1998

Pastels, Watercolors, Prints and Photos

Galerie Le Triangle Blue Art Contemporain, Stavelot

Galeria Antonia Puyo, Zaragoza

New Paintings and Works on Paper

Galerie Weinberger, Copenhagen

Mirror Images. Paintings & Works on Paper

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Bawag Foundation, Vienna

Works on Paper 1984–1996

Milwaukee Art Museum; Denver Art Museum, travelled to:
Denver Art Museum;
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge

Seven Mirrors

Harris and Lewis Stacks, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

Paintings and Works on Paper

Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin


1997

Prints and Watercolors

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Paintings & Works on Paper

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich

Obra Reciente: Pinturas, Acuarelas, Pasteles y Obra Grafica

Galeria DV, San Sebastian

Floating Paintings and Photographs

Galerie Lelong, Paris

Mary Boone Gallery, New York

1982–1996

Manchester City Art Galleries & The Whitworth Art Gallery

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Recent Paintings

Galerie Lelong, Paris

1989–1997

La Sala de Exposiciones REKALDE, Bilbao, travelled to:
Salas del Palacio Episcopal, Plaza del Obispo, Malaga

Fundacio ‘la Caixa’, Palma de Mallorca

Seven Unions

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London


1996

Works on Paper 1975–1996

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, travelled to:
Museum Folkwang Essen;
Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden;
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester;
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Art, Dublin

Works on Paper 1984–1996

Herning Kunstmuseum, travelled to:
Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Graphische Arbeiten

Galerie Angelika Hartmann, Stuttgart

New Pastels

Galerie Lelong, New York

Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona

Galleria d’Arte Moderna - Villa Delle Rose, Bologna

Paintings and Works on Paper

Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, travelled to:
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz

Culturgest, Lisbon

The Catherine Paintings (1979–1995) & Watercolours

Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg

Obra grafica reciente

Edicions T Galeria D’Art, Barcelona


1995

The Beauty of the Real

Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Mary Boone Gallery, New York

The Catherine Paintings

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, travelled to:
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi

Twenty Years, 1976–1995

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., travelled to:
High Museum of Art, Atlanta;
Fundacio ‘la Caixa’ Centre Cultural, Barcelona;
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin;
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Waddington Galleries, London

Galerie De L’Ancien College, Châtellerault


1994

Obra graphics 1991–1994

Galerie DV, San Sebastián

La forma e lo spirito / The Form and the Spirit

Galleria Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Paintings

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Works on Paper

Knoedler & Co., New York

The Light in the Darkness

Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo


1993

Paintings. Works on Paper

Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Heart of Darkness

Waddington Galleries, London

The Catherine Paintings

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Mary Boone Gallery, New York


1992

Waddington Galleries, London

Paintings 1973–1992

Set Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica

Woodcuts

Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago

Prints and Related Works

Brooke Alexander Editions, New York

Woodcuts

Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

New Prints

Bobbie Greenfield Fine Art, Inc., Venice

New Graphic Works

Weinberger Gallery, Copenhagen


1991

Paintings and Works on Paper

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich


1990

New Paintings

McKee Gallery, New York

Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop

Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

Galerie de France, Paris

Prints

M. Art, Tokyo


1989

Bilder und Zeichnungen

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne

Pastel Drawings

Grob Gallery, London

Paintings and Works on Paper 1982–1988

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, travelled to:
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro, Madrid;
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

New Paintings

David McKee Gallery, New York


1988

Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo


1987

The Art Institute of Chicago

Galerie Schmale, Düsseldorf

Matrix / Berkeley 112

University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley

Mayor Rowan Gallery, London

Recent Monotypes and Drawings

Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Monotypes

David McKee Gallery, New York

Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop

Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara


1986

Paintings. 1985–1986

David McKee Gallery, New York


1985

Neue Arbeiten

Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, travelled to:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Paintings and Drawings

Barbara Kraków Gallery, Boston

New Paintings
David McKee Gallery, New York


1984

Recent Paintings and Drawings

Juda Rowan Gallery, London

schilderijen – tekeningen

Galerij S65, Aalst


1983

David McKee Gallery, New York


1982

Recent Paintings

William Beadleston Inc., New York


1981

Recent Paintings

McIntosh / Drysdale Gallery, Washington D.C.

Paintings 1971–1981

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, travelled to:
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland;
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin;
Warwick Arts Trust, London

seven drawings, a wall painting: Spider* *to the people of Berlin – dedicated to Blinky Palermo

Museum für (Sub-) Kultur, Berlin

Recent Paintings

Rowan Gallery, London

Susan Caldwell Inc., New York


1980

Susan Caldwell Inc., New York


1979

Paintings 1975–1979

The Clocktower, New York

Recent Paintings

Rowan Gallery, London

Painting for One Place

Peter Nadin’s Space


1977

Paintings & Drawings

Rowan Gallery, London

Duffy / Gibbs Gallery, New York


1976

Works on Paper

La Torte Gallery, Santa Monica


1975

Recent Paintings

Rowan Gallery, London

Paintings 1974

La Torte Gallery, Santa Monica


1973

Recent Paintings

Rowan Gallery, London


1972

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

The Code Factory

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2023

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape, 
curated by Christian Malycha
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Artists Chose Parrish

Parrish Art Museum, Long Island

1983 | 2023

Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

What We Learn from Land and Sea

Cycladic Arts, Paros

Explorations in Paint

Petworth House, West Sussex

Time Curve

EUM The Place, Seoul

ISLAND

Hang Tough Contemporary, Dublin

Time Gravity - 2023 Chengdu Biennale

Tianfu Art Park, Chengdu


2022

Hidden UK, Hidden Ireland: Curated by Sean Scully

Flowers Gallery, London

London Calling

Palazzo Cipolla, Rome

Living With Art That We Love

South Sketch Gallery, Chatsworth House

In Memory of Lawrence Weiner

Scully Tomasko Foundation, New York

Portals

Lisson Gallery, London


2021

From the Real: Lilane Tomasko & Sean Scully

Newlands House Gallery, Petworth

Andy Warhol to Cecily Brown: From the Collection of The Albertina

The Albertina Museum, Vienna

London Calling. British Art Today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan

Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

Experience & Expression

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum


2020

Principally Painting

Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz

30 Years in Paris

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Double-M, Double-X

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Spectrum

Lisson Gallery, New York

Blue

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor

Systemrelevant? / Systemically Important?

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Rythmes et vibrations

Galerie Lelong, Paris

Gifts to the Museum

Mystic Museum of Art

Living with art: Picasso to Celmins

British Museum, London


2019

In Honor of the New MoMA

Cheim & Read, New York

The Painting, A Permanent Challenge

CaixaForum, Madrid

Masterworks on Loan

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene

Lineup

Almine Rech, New York

O Della Materia Spirituale Dell’arte

MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome

Shadowplay

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Iconographies. From Sorolla to Picasso and Valdés

Espai Carmen Thyssen, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona

Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now

Lisson Gallery, New York

Sculpture Milwaukee

4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue

Blickachsen 12

Schmuckplatz, Bad Homburg Kurpark

Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

In Colour: Sickert to Riley

Charleston - Wolfson Gallery, East Sussex

Der duft der bilder – Werkke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona

Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst

Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Assemblage and Abstraction

Princeton University Art Museum


2018

Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

On the way through the collections of Centre for Engravings and Prints of La Louvière

Wallonie-Brussels Center, Paris

art and friendship

Green Door Gallery, Brooklyn

Catch It & Lose It

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Der duft der bilder – Werkke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona

Art and Culture Foundation Opelvillen Rüsselsheim

Beyond Borders

Villa Empain – Foundation Boghossian, Brussels

Doodle & Disegno

Blain | Southern, Berlin

Frieze Sculpture

Regent’s Park, London

Picasso. Gorky. Warhol. Sculptures and Works on Paper. Hubert Looser Collection

Kunsthalle Krems

Sculpture in the City

London

250th Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Conrad Shawcross / MATRIX 179

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Abstract / ion

Galerie Klüser 1 & 2, Munich

Unexpected Encounters

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

TWENTY

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

MURS

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen

As Far as the Eye Can See. New Insight into the Würth Collection

Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall

Hope is Strong

Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield

Splendeurs du pastel – De la Renaissance à nos jours

Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne

and per se and xxi - Sean Scully and Lilliane Tomask

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

and per se and: part XX – Celtic Head of a Man & Sean Scully

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh


2017

DARK SQUARES

Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

40 years Walter Storms Galerie, Part II

Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Abstraction: Resistance and Persistence

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Über den Umgang mit Menschen, wenn Zuneigun im Spiel ist. Sammlung Klein

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

The Horizontal

Cheim & Read, New York

LOOK! New Acquisitions

The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Abstract Painting Now!

Kunsthalle Krems

Against Landscape

Glasgow School of Art

beide | both

Kunstwerk – Sammlung Alison and Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf

Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection

The National Gallery, National Museum of Norway, Oslo

Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Art contemporani (1984–2010)

Centro Cultural Bancaja, Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

Park, Hong Kong

Lightstage, Hong Kong

Park, Guangzhou

Holly’s Gallery, Guangzhou

Minimalism / Post Minimalism

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

The Power of the Avant-garde

The Feliks Jasienski Syolayski House, National Museum, Krakoq

International Ireland

Ulster Museum, Belfast


2016

Kircher, Léger, Scully & more

The Hilti Art Foundation, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander curates the Arts Council Collection

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Prints – Grafiken Von 1970 Bis 2015

Galerie Klüser & Galerie Klüser 2, Munich

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Mall Galleries, London

Wir sind was wir sammeln (We Are What We Collect)

Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

Artists of the Gallery – Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Galerie Boisserée, Cologne

The Space Between Lines
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

The Power of the Avant-garde

Centre for Fine Arts, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

Architecture of Color: The Legacy of Luis Barragán

Timothy Taylor, New York

Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko

Centro Cultural Bancaja, Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

Jacob Kainen, Thomas Nozowski, and Sean Scully

Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington D.C.

Just Black and White

Galerie Klüser, Munich

BASQUIAT, DUBUFFET, SOULAGES… A PRIVATE COLLECTION
The Foundation Hermitage, Lausanne

As If, at Home

Box Freiraum, Berlin

Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London

Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson

The Looser Collection. Dialogues

Museum Folkwang, Essen

Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Material Considerations

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Group Show of Editions

Nicholas Gallery, Belfast


2015

Centennial Impressions from the Fort Worth Modern

Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin

Meisterwerke III

Galerie Rother & Winter, Wiesbaden

Resistance and Persistence

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Euroscope

Cercle Cité, Luxembourg

Passion and Commitment: The Art of Luther Brady

FreedmanArt, New York

B
[e]52!
Kunsthaus Maximilian, Munich

Surface Tension

The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

Stoney Road Press Limited Edition Books

Stoney Road Press, Dublin

Salas Municipales de Exposiciones de la Iglesia de las Francesas y del Museo de la Pasión

Galerie Lelong, Valladolid

The Patton Collection: A Gift to North Carolina

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Meet Me Halfway: Selections from the Anita Reiner Collection

Cristin Tierney, New York

Ein Moment-ewig

Sammlung Alison and Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf


2014

5 Years Schellingstrabe

Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Red, Yellow and Blue

Galleri Andersson Sandström – Umea

La matière noire (Black Matter)

Galerie Siman Blais, Montreal

The Phillips Collection: Picasso and Great Artists

The Daejeon Museum of Art, travelled to:
The Seoul Arts Center

Contemporary Art: Selections from the Museum’s Collection

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

As Exciting As We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Accrochage – Neuankäfe und auswähtken Expinate aus den Bestäden

Galerie Boisserée, Cologne

Love Story – Sammlung Anne & Wolfgang Titze

Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna

Couleurs Contemporaines

Centre D’Art de Chateauvert

Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

IMMA Collection: Conversations

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

The Artist’s Eye

Hunt Museum, Limerick

Exhibition of works from AIB collection in Ballsbridge

The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Group Show

L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice

B/W

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

The Klüser Collection: Back to the Future. Drawings from Tiepolo to Warhol

Kunsthalle Krems

Post-Picasso. Reaccions contemporaneas (Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions)

Museum Picasso, Barcelona

The Collection of the IVAM. XXV Anniversary

Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern

Reproductibilitat 1.1

Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca

Record’art

Caadaques Church, girona

Encounter: Royal Academy of Arts in China

Yuan Museum, Beijing


2013

Once upon a time and a very good time it was…

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Farbiges Grau

Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin

93

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaánea, A Coruña

Marokkanische Teppiche und Die Kunst Der Moderne (Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art)

Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum, Munich

Linear Abstraction

Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Entre Bambalinas… Arte y Moda

Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Edge, Oder, rupture

Galerie Lelong, New York

Window to the World: From Dürer to Mondrian and Beyond

Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne


2012

Stimuli: Prints and Multiples

Alexander and Bonin, New York

Window to the World: From Dürer to Mondrian and Beyond

Museo Cantonale d’Arte and Museo d’Arte, Lugano

“Chemin faisant. . .”

Musee jurassien des Arts, Moutier

Abstract Drawings

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Bremerhaven-Berlin-Aichach: 35 artworks from 3 places and 37 years

Zweigstelle Berlin


2011

Multiplicity

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

The Indiscipline of Painting: International abstraction from the 1960s to now

Tate St Ives, travelled to:
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Body and Soul: Lawrence Carroll, Gotthard Graubner, Sean Scully

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon

Planos Sensibles

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Alicante

Gravity

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

The Minimal Gesture

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Eroi / Heroes

Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

The Cincinnati Art Award: Gifts and Warhol Portraits of Doug Cramer

Cincinnati Art Museum

Zettels Traum: Die Zeichnungssammlung Bern und Verena Klüser

Von Der Heydt – Museum, Wuppertal

The Shadow of the Corner of the Wall. Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully

Das Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Selected Prints

Galerie Klüser, Munich

Photography: Richard Deacon, Frederick Hammersley, Sean Scully, Juan Uslé

L.A. Louver, Venice

Group Exhibition

Firestone Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Princeton University


2010

The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

The Hugh Lane Centenary Print Collection

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

Decameron

New York Studio School

Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Living with Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase

More Photographs Than Brick
s
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery / George Washington University, Washington D.C.

From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester

17 Malern

Bayerische Akademie der Schönon Künste, Munich


2009

The Weight of Light

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Passports

Whitechapel Gallery, London, travelled to
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

IN-FINITUM

53rd Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

Historias del Confin

IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

Markierungen, Sean Scully & Jannis Kounellis

401 Contemporary, Berlin

1999 / 2000, Regard Sur La Collection Du Conseil Général Du Var

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon

Shaping Reality: Geometric Abstraction after 1960

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Pop to Present

Pigott Family Gallery, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University

Second Biennial of the Canary Islands

Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno – Los Balcones 11 y 13, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Regards Croises: Les oeuvres de la BEI à la BCEE

Galerie d’art contemporain – Am Tunnel & Espace Edward Steichen, Luxembourg

Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Building with Colour

Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Kunstwerke aus der UBS Art Collection im Opern Turm Frankfurt

Der Opern Turm, Frankfurt


2008


Color into Light

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Made in Munich

Haus der Kunst, Munich

Hugh Lane Centenary Print Collection

The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York

Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham

Rhythmus 21 – Positionen des Abstrakten

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

Unique Act: Five Abstract Painters

Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

Monet-Kandinsky-Rothko und die folgen Wege der abstrakten Malerei

BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Palais Ferstel, Vienna

New Horizons: the Collection of the Ishibashi Foundation

Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo

MAXImin, Maximum Minimization in Contemporary Art

Fundación Juan March, Madrid

Art is for the Spirit: Works from The UBS Art Collection

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo


2007

La vida privada: Coleccion Josep Civit

Centro de Arte y Naturaleza – Fundación Beulas, Huesca

DE-Natured. Painting. Sculpture and Work on Paper from the Anderson Collection + the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection

San Jose Museum of Art

Frisch Gestrichen

Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf

Themes and Variations in Painting and Sculpture

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Collecting the Past, Present, Future – Highlights of British Art from Turner to Freud

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Große Malerei

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Before and After Minimalism: A Century of Abstract Tendencies in the DaimlerChrysler Collection

Museu d’Art Espanyol, Palma de Mallorca

Contemporary Fundacion Juan March

Fundacion Juan March, Madrid

(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear: New Acquisitions

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Samuel Beckett

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Radharc

Galway Arts Centre

Klasse Scully

whiteBOX e.v., Kultfabrik, Munich


2006

Sammlung Essl – Kunst der Gegenwart

Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Iserlohn

Big Juicy Paintings (and more): Selections from the Permanent Collection

Pérez Art Museum, Miami

Against the Grain, Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Homage to Chilida

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Unknown Masterpiece

ARTIUM Centro – Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Nomaden im Kunstsalon – Begegungen mit derModerne von Bayer bis Sol LeWitt

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz


2005

SIAR 50: 50 Years of Irish Art from the Collection of the Contemporary Irish Art Society

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Sean Scully, Stephan Girard, Nicolas Ruel

Galerie Orange Art Contemporain, Montreal, travelled to:
Galerie Lacerte Art Contemporain, Québec City

Solvano Un Quadro Al Massimo

Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Rome

Minimalism and After IV

Daimler Contemporary Berlin

Eye of the Storm: The IMMA Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Nueva tecnologia-nueva iconografia-nueva fotografia

Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca

The Living Person
Fondazione Culturale Edison, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples

After The Thaw - Recent Irish Art from the AIB Collection

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Western Biennale of Art: Art Tomorrow

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis

Von Paul Gauguin bis Imi Knobel, Werke aus der Hilti Art foundation

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz


2004

Iranische Flachgewebe im Spiegel der Moderne

Historisches und Völkerkundenmuseum, St. Gallen

Beneath the Sky

Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff

La Collection

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon

Destination Germany
Kunst Galerie Fürth

Nueva tecnologia-nueva iconografia-nueva fotografia
Museu d’Arte Español Contemporary, Palma de Mallorca

Matisse to Freud: A Critic’s Choice – The Alexander Walker Bequest

British Museum, London

Monocromos: De Malevich al Presente

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Behind Closed Doors

Katonah Museum of Art

In the time of shaking. Irish Artists for Amnesty International

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Views from an Island and Representing the Tain

Beijing World Art Museum, travelled to:
Shanghai Art Museum

Bearings: Landscapes from the IMMA Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Picasso to Thiebaud

Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University

Masterprints

Sundsvalls Museum


2003

Grafiikkaa ja piirustuksia

Forum Box, Helsinki

Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Fund Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

The Museum Store Collects

Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe

Avant-garde und Tradition

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Human Stories – Photos and Paintings from the Essl Collection

The Ludwig Museum Budapest - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Taché a Pelaires (Carroll, Cragg, Kounellis, Rousse, Scully)

Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporary, Palma de Mallorca


2002

110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Watercolor

New York Studio School

Colour / Concept

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Extranjeros – Los Otros Artistas Españoles

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia

No Object, No Subject, No Matter… Abstraction in the IMMA Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

177th Annual Exhibition

National Academy of Design, New York

Epic Paintings from the Luther W. Brady Collection

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

25 Bienal De São Paulo

Fundação Bienal De São Paulo

Augenblick, Foto / Kunst

Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna

The Rowan Collection: Contemporary British and Irish Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Profile of a Collection: The Gordon Lambert Trust Collection at IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Watercolor: In the Abstract

Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY College at Fredonia, travelled to:
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown;
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson University, Wayne;
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa


2001

A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Watercolor: In the Abstract

The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glen Falls


2000

Shifting Ground. Selected Works of Irish Art 1950–2000

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Import

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Une Ville – Une Collection

Centre de la Gravure et de I’Image Imprimee, La Louviere

Collection MMKSLW: Viena, de Warhol a Cabrita Reis

Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela

Von Albers bis Paik: Konstruktive Werke aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrylser

Haus für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zürich

L’Ombra Della Ragione: L’Idea Del Sacro Nell’Identita Europa Nel XX Secolo

Galleria D’Arte Moderna Bologna

Drawing in the Present Tense

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, travelled to:
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

On Canvas: Contemporary Painting from the Collection

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


1999

Zeitschnitt 1900–2000: 100 Jahre, 100 Werke

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

25 Jahre / 25th Anniversary

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich

The Essl Collection: The First View

Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna

Drawing in the Present Tense

Parsons School of Design, New York

A Land of Heart’s Desire: 300 Years of Irish Art

Ulster Museum of Art, Belfast

The Art of Collecting

Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Geometrie als Gestalt: Strukturen der Modernen Kunst von Albers bis Paik: Werke der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler

Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatlich Museen zu Berlin

Unlocking the Grid. Concerning the Grid in Recent Painting

Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston

Tore A. Holm’s Collection of Contemporary European Art – An Encounter between North and South

Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid


1998

Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Lawrence Carroll and Sean Scully

Lawing Gallery, Houston

Sarajevo 2000

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna

45th Corcoran Biennial

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Arterias: Collection of Contemporary Art Fundacio la Caixa

Malmö Konsthal

The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works

Orlando Museum of Art

Zeit und Materie

Baukunst, Cologne

Welcome Back!

Denver Art Museum

Contemporary Art; The Janet Wolfson de Botton Gift

Tate Gallery, London

On a Clear Day

Graphische Sammlung, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Acquisitions 1997

Hôtel du Departement, Creteil

En Norsk Samling Au Europeisk Kunst

Trondheim Kunstmuseum


1997

The Pursuit of Painting

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Thirty-Five Years at Corwn Point Press: Making Prints, doing Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., travelled to:
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America

National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbour Cultural Center, Staten Island

Holländisches Bad: Radierungen zur Renaissance einer Technik

Brecht-Haus-Weissensee, Berlin

A Century of Irish Paintings: Selections from the Collection of The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, travelled to:
The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo;
Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Tokyo;
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

The View From Denver: Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art Museum

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Vienna

British Arts Council Collection

Roal Festive Hall, London


1996

Holländisches Bad: Radierungen zur Renaissance einer Technik

Kunsthaus Hamburg

Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980–95

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Nuevas Abstracciones

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Bielefeld;
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

estival de Culture Irlandaise Contemporaine
Ecoles des Beaux-Arts, Pari

XV Salon des los 16

Museo de Antropologia, Madrid


1995

An American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting

Royal College of Art, London

New York Abstract

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

US Prints

Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju


1994

An American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Paintin

McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

L’Incanto e la Trascendenza

Galleria Civica de Arte Contemporanea, Trento

Paper Under Pressure: Work in Collaboration with Garner Tullis

Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum

For 25 Years: Brooke Alexander Editions

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Contemporary Watercolors: Europe and America

University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton

Recent Painting Acquisitions

Tate Gallery, London

Recent Acquisitions: Paintings from the Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


1993

The Turner Prize 1993

Tate Gallery, London

New Moderns

Baumgartner Galleries Inc., Washington D.C.

25 Years: A Retrospective

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Italia-America L’astrazione Redefinita

Dicastero Cultura Moderna, Repubblica di San Marino

Tutte le Strade Portano A Roma

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

Drawing in Black and White

Museum of Modern Art, Grolier Club, New York

American and European Prints

Machida City Museum of Arts, Tokyo


1992

Verso Bisanzio, con disincanto

Galerie Sergio Tossi, Arte Contemporanea, Parto

Color Block Prints of the 20th Century

Associated American Artists, New York

Behind Bars

Thread Waxing Space, New York

Getelite Bilder: Das Diptychon in der neuen Kunst
Museum Folkwang Essen

Recent Abstract Painting: Ross Bleckner, Kenneth Dingwall, Susan Laufer, Ken Nevadomi, Sean Scully

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

Monotypes, Woodcuts, Drawings

Europäische Akademie Fur Bildende Kunst, Trier

Painting on Press: Recent Abstract Prints

Madison Art Center

Whitechapel Open

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


1991

Collaborations in Monotype from the Garner Tullis Workshop

Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge

Moses, Richter, Scully
Louver Gallery, New York

Postmodern Prints

Victoria and Albert Museum, London


1990

Sean Scully / Donald Sultan: Abstraction / Representation

Stanford University Art Gallery


1989

The 1980s: Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Essential Painting: Kelly, LeWitt, Mangold, Scully

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

The Elusive Surface: Painting in Three Dimensions

Albuquerque Museum

The Presence of Painting: Aspects of British Abstraction 1957–1988

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, travelled to:
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham;
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston


1988

The Presence of Painting: Aspects of British Abstraction 1957–1988

Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

Sean Scully & Jose Maria Sicilia

New Editions, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, travelled to:
New York

Sightings: Drawings with Color

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, travelled to:
Instituto de Estudios Northeamericanos, Barcelona


1987

The Fortieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Harvey Quaytman and Sean Scully

Ateneum, Helsinki Festival

Drawing from the 80 – Chatsworth Collaboration

Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh

Drawn-Out

Kansas City Art Institute

Magic in the Mind’s Eye: Part 1 & 2

Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester

Logical Foundations

Museum of Modern Art, New York


1986

An American Renaissance in Art: Painting and Sculpture since 1940

NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale

​​​​​After Matisse

Queens Museum, Corona, travelled to:
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk;
Portland Museum of Art;
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach;
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.;
Dayton Art Institute;
Worcester Art Museum

Public and Private: American Prints Today

Brooklyn Museum of Art

CAL Collections 1

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley

Structure / Abstraction

Hill Gallery, Birmingham

Detroiters Collect: New Generation

Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester

Recent Acquisitions

Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu


1985

A Decade of Visual Art at Princeton: Faculty 1975–1985

Princeton University Museum of Art

Abstract Paintings as Surface and Object

Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville

Art on Paper

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


1984

An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Currents #6

Milwaukee Art Museum

Small Works: New Abstract Paintings

Lafayette College and Muhlenberg College, Allentown

Hassam & Speicher Purchase Fund Exhibition

Academy of Arts and Letters, New York


1983

Contemporary Abstract Painting

Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts, Allentown

American Abstract Artists

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, travelled to:
Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

New Directions: Contemporary American Art from the Commodities Corporation Collection

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

New Work New York (Newcastle Salutes New York)

Newcastle Polytechnic Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Student’s Choice Exhibition

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven


1982

Pair Group: Current and Emerging Styles in Abstract Painting

Jersey City Museum

Critical Perspectives

P.S.1 The Institute for Art & Urban Resources, New York

Workshop F

Chelsea school of Art, London

Art for a New Year

Museum of Modern Art, New York

New Directions: Contemporary American Art from the Commodities Corporation Collection

Oklahoma Museum of Art, travelled to:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art;
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan;
Madison Art Center


1981

New Directions: Contemporary American Art from the Commodities Corporation Collection

NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale

Irish Art 1943–1973

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Catherine Porter Scully / Sean Scully: Arbeiten and Wandmalerei

Museum für (Sub-) Kultur, Berlin

Art for Collectors

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence


1980

Irish Art 1943–1973

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Marking Black

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

New Directions

Princeton University Art Museum

The Newcastle Connection

Newcastle Polytechnic Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

The International Connection

Sense of Ireland Festival, Roundhouse Gallery, London

Growing Up with Art

Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

ROSC

University College Gallery and National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


1979

Fourteen Painters

Lehmann College Art Gallery, City University of New York

New Wave Painting

The Clocktower, New York

Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art

Art Gallery of Hamilton, travelled to:
London Regional Art Gallery;
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns;
Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno

First Exhibition

Toni Birkhead Gallery, Cincinnati

The British Art Show

Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, travelled to:
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Hatton Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Arnolfini, Bristol;
Bristol and Royal West of England Academy

Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts 2nd National Exhibition

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, travelled to:
Norwich Art Gallery;
Christchurch Mansion Ipswich;
Camden Art Center, London;
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield


1978

Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art

The Edmonton Art Gallery, travelled to:
Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary;
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon;
Art Gallery of Windsor

Small Works

Newcastle Polytechnic Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne


1977

British Painting 1952–1977

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Works on Paper – The Contemporary Art Society’s Gifts to Public Galleries 1952–1977

Diploma Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, travelled to:
Rowan Gallery, London


1976

7 Artists from the Rowan Gallery

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, travelled to:Rowan Gallery, London


1975

The British Art Coming: Contemporary British Art

De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, travelled to:
Rowan Gallery, London

The Arts Club, London


1974

British Painting ’74

Hayward Art Gallery, London

Dixieme Biennale Internationale D’Art De Menton

Palais De L’Europe, Menton

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 9

Walter Art Gallery, Liverpool


1973

La Peinture Anglaise Aujourd’hui

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Critics Choice

Gulbenkian Gallery, People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne


1972

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 8

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Northern Young Painters

Stirling University


1971

Art Spectrum North

Leeds City Art Gallery, travelled to:
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Manchester City Art Gallery

Annual Students’ Summer Exhibition

Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne


1970

Annual Students’ Summer Exhibition

Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle

Northern Young Contemporaries

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Young Contemporaries

Royal Academy of Arts, London, travelled with Arts Council of Great Britain


1969

Annual Students’ Summer Exhibition

Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs

C. Lilley, et al., Sean Scully: Sculpture, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2019


Others

S. Scully & K. Grovier, Endangered Sky, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2023

P. H. Jensen, et al., Sean Scully: Material World, exh. cat., Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2022

M. Sporn & K. Claudia, Sean Scully: Song of Colors, exh. cat., Langen Foundation, Neuss; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2022

O. Ward & A. P. Sun, eds., Sean Scully: The 12 / Dark Windows, exh. cat., London: Lisson Gallery, 2021

F. Fleming & O. Humphries, eds., Between the Lines: Critical Writings on Sean Scully. The Early Years, London: Art / Books, 2021

D. Carrier & S. Scully, Abstract Painting, Art History and Politics: Sean Scully and David Carrier in Conversation, Beröom: Hatje Cantz, 2021

T. Rub, et al., Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020

D. Carrier, et al., Sean Scully: Passenger – A Retrospective, exh. cat., Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts - Hungarian National Gallery, 2020

J. Wood; K. Grovier & A. Cragg, Insideoutside, exh. cat., Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal; Berlin: KEWENIG, 2020

A. Bernardini; K. Grovier & M. Spanevello, Sean Scully: Long Light, exh. cat., Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese; Arezzo: Magonza Editore, 2019

R. Fuchs, Sean Scully: Landlines and other recent works, exh. cat., Dublin: Kerlin Gallery, 2019

W. Spies; E. Dutz & K. Grovier, Sean Scully: Eleuthera, exh. cat., Albertina Museum, Vienna; Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2019

A. Hochdörfer, et al., Museum Brandhorst: Die Sammlung / The Collection, Munich: Prestel, 2019

P. Müller-Tamm, et al., Sean Scully: Vita Duplex, exh. cat., Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2018

M. Price, Sean Scully: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Volume II, 1980-1989, Berlin: Hatje Cantz / Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, 2018

F. Spalding, et al., Sean Scully: 1970, exh. cat., Laing Art Gallery / Hatton Gallery, Newcastle: Sean Scully / Newcastle University / Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum, 2018

K. Voigt; K. Grovier & F. Fleming, eds., Inner: Gesammelte Schriften und Ausgewählte Interviews von Sean Scully, exh. cat., Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2018

L. Le Gall, et al., Sean Scully: Ghost, Sean Scully, 2018

S. Scully & D. Eccher, Sean Scully: Land Sea, Milan: Skira, 2015

M. O’Sullivan & B. Reifenscheid, Sean Scully: Figure / Abstract, exh. cat., Ludwig Museum, Koblenz; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2014

M. Auping, et al., Sean Scully: Wall of Light, New York: Rizzoli, 2005

A. Zweite, et al., Sean Scully. Paintings, Pastels, Watercolors, Photographs. 1990-2000, exh. cat., Haus der Kunst, Berlin; Dänischenhagen: Richter Verlag, 2001

N. Rifkin, Sean Scully: Twenty Years, 1976-1995, London: Thames & Hudson, 1999

V. Martini & J. Klüser, Sean Scully: Prints. Catalogue raisonné 1968-1999, Munich: Galerie Klüser, 1999

M. Semff, ed., Sean Scully: Works on Paper 1975 – 1996, exh. cat., Munich: Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, 1996

H. M. Herzog, ed., Sean Scully: The Catherine Paintings, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld; Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 1995

C. Lampert & C. Ratcliff, Sean Scully: Paintings & Works on Paper 1982-88, exh. cat., London: Whitechapel Gallery, 1989

Videos


Publications


Sean Scully: Dark Yet

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London | Marfa / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2024
With an essay by Sean Rainbird

€ 35.00 € 28.00

Sean Scully: Dark Yet

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00 € 12.00

The Code Factory: Works from the Eighties and Nineties

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Selected Press


Art Viewer November 2023

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The Times April 2023

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The Brooklyn Rail September 2022

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Hyperallergic July 2022

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Art & Antiques March 2022

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BBC Culture September 2021

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Wallpaper* October 2020

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The Guardian April 2019

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Art Review May 2015

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