Matthew Marks Gallery

Anne Truitt

  • Born: Baltimore, 1921

    Education: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1950
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC, 1948–49
    Bryn Mawr College, PA, B.A., 1943

    Died: Washington, DC, 2004

  • One-Person Exhibitions

    2022

    White Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

    2020

    Sound, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    2019

    Works on Paper, Taro Nasu, Tokyo

    2018

    Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2017

    Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY
    In the Tower, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (catalogue)

    2016

    Intersections, Baltimore Museum of Art

    2015

    Anne Truitt in Japan, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
    ’62–’63, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
    Drawings, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

    2013

    Threshold: Work from the 1970s, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2012

    Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2011

    Luminosities, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
    Works from the Estate, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

    2010

    Sculpture 1962–2004, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    2009

    Perception and Reflection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (catalogue)

    2004

    Early Drawings and Sculpture, 1959–1963, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta

    2003

    Sculptures, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    New Work, Danese, New York

    2001

    Paintings, Danese, New York

    2000

    Sculpture, Georgia OKeeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
    Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
    Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

    1998

    Sculpture and Works on Paper, The Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD
    Sculpture, Danese, New York

    1996

    New Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

    1995

    Sculpture: Four Decades, New Works on Paper, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1994

    Small Sculpture, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

    1992

    A Life in Art, Baltimore Museum of Art
    Sculpture & Painting, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
    Sculpture and Paintings, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Sculpture, Painting, and Works on Paper, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, PA
    Works on Paper: 1960–1992, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1991

    Sculpture: 1961–1991, André Emmerich Gallery, New York (catalogue)
    Seven Sculptures, One Painting, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1989

    Recent Paintings, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1986

    Sculpture, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York
    Sculpture 1971–1983, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Recent Paintings, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1983

    Sculpture and Drawings, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    Sculpture and Drawings, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago

    1981

    New Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1980

    Recent Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

    1979

    Arundel, (paintings) 1973–1979 and Summer 1978 (drawings), Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

    1977

    Sculpture and Drawings, Pyramid Gallery Ltd., Washington, DC

    1976

    Sculpture and Paintings, Bayley Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    1975

    Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Sculpture and Paintings, Pyramid Galleries Ltd., Washington, DC

    1974

    White Paintings, Baltimore Museum of Art

    1973

    Sculpture and Drawings, 1961–1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (catalogue)
    Paintings, Pyramid Galleries Ltd., Washington, DC

    1971

    Truitt, Pyramid Galleries Ltd., Washington, DC

    1969

    Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art

    1967

    Truitt, Minami Gallery, Tokyo

    1965

    Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

    1964

    Sculpture, Minami Gallery, Tokyo

    1963

    Truitt, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    2022

    The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    Joan Didion: What She Means
    , Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (catalogue)
    Monochrome Multitudes, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
    Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirschhorn Collection,
    Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

    2019

    An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
    America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art
    The Shape of Shape, Artist’s Choice: Amy Sillman, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    One hundred drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

    2018

    Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University, Washington DC
    AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition II, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
    Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Room 2 Installation, Glenstone, Potomac, MD
    Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, National Gallery of Singapore (catalogue)
    Selections from the Artery Collection, American University Museum, Washington, DC

    2017

    Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    The Long Run, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    2016

    Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996, Dallas Museum of Art

    2015

    Notations: Minimalism in Motion,Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels, Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum (Catalogue)
    America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas
    Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, Karma, New York
    For Troedsson Villa, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, Japan

    2014

    Gravity’s Edge, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    Selections from the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
    Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
    4 x 4, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
    Matt Keegan and Anne Truitt, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Impossible Atmosphere, Sgorbati Projects, New York
    Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960–2014, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
    A Drawing Show, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    2013

    A New View: Contemporary American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

    2012

    The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Lines of Thought, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
    The Space of the Line, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
    Yale University Art Gallery Reopening: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

    2011

    Modern Masters from The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville
    Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
    Anne Truitt and Hanna Wilke, Alex Zachary, New York
    The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

    2010


    Washington Color and Light, Corcoran Gallery of Art , Washington, DC
    Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    2009

    The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, Solomon R. Guggenheim
    Museum, New York
    Sculptural Works by the Washington Colorfield, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

    2008

    Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976, The Jewish Museum, New York. Traveled to Saint Louis Art Museum; and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
    Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

    2007

    The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

    2004

    A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968,Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Woodwork, Anthony Grant, Inc., New York

    2003

    Elemental: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
    1950s to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    2002

    Minimal Art and its Legacy, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    2001

    Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
    As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
    Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection, Portland Art Museum, OR

    2000

    175th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
    Friendships in Arcadia: Writers and Artists at Yaddo in the Nineties, Barbara Toll, Art in General, New York. Traveled to The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

    1999

    Walking, Danese, New York
    Summer 99, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

    1998

    Summer Group Exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

    1997

    Selected Works, Danese, New York

    1996

    Color Fields: The Classic Years, 1960–1975, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Acquiring Minds, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

    1995

    Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary Sculpture, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
    Faculty Exhibition, University of Maryland, College Park
    Geometric Abstraction, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

    1994

    Small Scale Works, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

    1993

    Off the Mall: Inside Washington's Foremost Galleries, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
    Geometric Abstractions, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

    1992

    An Exhibition of Table Sculpture by Modern and Contemporary Masters, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Summer 92, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
    Artscape 92, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore

    1991

    Table Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Small-Scale Sculpture, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston

    1990

    Sculpture, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

    1988

    Washington at WPA: 1975–1988, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
    Art Studio Faculty Exhibition of the College of Arts and Humanities, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park. Traveled to Kunstcentrum van het Rood-Klooster, Brussels; and IBM Education Center, Mainz, Germany

    1987

    The 1987 Art Faculty Exhibition, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park
    The Hard Edge Part I: The 60s, André Emmerich Gallery, New York

    1986

    Beyond Formalism: Three Sculptors of the 1960s, Hunter College Art Gallery, City University of New York

    1985

    Crossovers: Artists in Two Mediums, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, VT
    Cinquantes Dessins Americains, 1930–1980, École Superieure de Beaux-Arts, Paris. Traveled to Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt

    1984

    50 Artists/50 States, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
    Seven Sculptors, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    350 Years of Art and Architecture in Maryland, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park
    Profiles: 1984 Faculty Exhibition, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park

    1983

    Arts Gala, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park

    1982

    Grace Hartigan, Morris Louis, Clyfford Still, Anne Truitt: Inaugural Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art
    20/20, Terry Dintenfass Gallery-Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
    University of Maryland Artists, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College ParkBenefit Exhibition for Planned Parenthood of New York, Semaphore Gallery, New York

    1981

    20th Century American Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

    1980

    Drawings: 13 Washington Sculptors, Diane Brown Gallery, Washington, DC
    The Michael Rea Collection of American Art 1960–1980, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
    International Sculpture Conference, Washington, DC
    Summer Show, Okun-Thomas Gallery, Saint Louis
    American Drawing in Black and White: 1970–1980, Brooklyn Museum, New York
    Washington Color Painters, Milwaukee Art Center

    1979

    Washington Artists at HEW, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC
    Decade in Review: Selections from the 1970s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Invitational Exhibit, American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
    Women Artists in Washington Collections, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland and Women's Caucus for Art, College Park
    Group Show, André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Fifteen Artists, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC
    Artists from the University of Maryland Art Studio Faculty, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC
    Washington Art on Paper, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1977

    Thirty Years of American Art 1945–1975, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    A View of the Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
    Alternatives, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York

    1976

    Two Hundred Years of American Sculpture 1776–1976, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Washington in Philadelphia, Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

    1975

    34th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    Sculpture: American Directions 1945–1975, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Traveled to Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and New Orleans Museum of Art

    1974

    Five Artists: A Logic of Vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
    Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1973

    Group Show, Pyramid Galleries Ltd., Washington, DC

    1972

    Anne Truitt: Color Fields; John Gossage: Photographs, Pyramid Galleries Ltd., Washington, DC
    Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Collection of Philip and Leni Stern, Baltimore Museum of Art

    1971

    A Small Loan Exhibition of Washington Artists at The Phillips Collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

    1970

    Washington: Twenty Years, Baltimore Museum of Art
    1970 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

    1969

    International Selection 1968–1969, Dayton Art Institute, OH

    1968

    HemisFair 68, San Antonio
    A Contemporary Selection 1968, Dayton Art Institute, OH
    1968 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    The Pure and Clear: American Innovations, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    1967

    American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Traveled to Philadelphia Museum of Art

    1966

    Color and Space, Minami Gallery, Tokyo
    Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, The Jewish Museum, New York

    1965

    Seven Sculptors, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

    1964

    Black, White and Grey, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (catalogue)

    1963

    Art has Many Facets: The Artistic Fascination with the Cube, Fine Art Arts Gallery, University of St. Thomas, Houston

    1955

    Artists of the United States in Latin America, Pan American Union, Washington, DC

    1954

    Society of Washington Artists 62nd Annual Exhibition, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    22nd Annual Exhibition of Maryland Artists, Baltimore Museum of Art
    The 9th Annual Area Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1953

    The 8th Annual Area Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1950

    21st Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Photography, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

    1949

    Institute of Contemporary Arts 2nd Annual, K Street Market, Washington, DC

  • Awards and Honors

    2003

    Cather Medal, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    1995

    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Parsons New School for Social Research, New York

    1991

    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

    1990

    Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland, College Park

    1988

    Honorary Doctorate, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City

    1987

    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

    1985

    Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Corcoran School and Design, Washington, DC

    1981

    Australian Arts Fellow, Sydney

    1977

    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, DC

    1972

    Corcoran Gallery of Art Fellowship, Washington, DC

    1971

    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, DC

    1970

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York