Matthew Marks Gallery

Vija Celmins

  • Books and Catalogues


    Kölle, Brigitte ed. Vija Celmins | Gerhard Richter: Double Vision. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 2023.


    Nickas, Bob. Vija Celmins. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2018.

    Garrels, Gary, ed. Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.


    Hackman, William. Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties. New York: Other Press, 2015.


    Ansone, Elita. Vija Celmins: Double Reality. Riga, Latvia: Latvian National Museum of Art, 2014.

    Hughes, Francesca. The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure, and the Misadventures of Precision. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.


    Collins Goodyear, Anne, and Margaret A. Weltekamp. Analyzing Art and Aesthetics. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 2013.

    Druick, Douglas. Master Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.

    Heller, Jules, and Nancy G. Heller, eds. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Routledge, 2013.


    Dreishpoon, Douglas, Louis Grachos, Heather Pesanti, and David Pagel. Decade: Contemporary Collection 2002–2012. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2012.

    Engberg, Siri, Michael Lobel, Josiah McElheny, and Rochaelle Steiner. Lifelike. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2012.


    Celmins, Vija, and Julia Friedrich. Wüste, Meer & Sterne / Desert, Sea & Stars. Munich: Walther König; Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum; Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 2011.

    Myers, Terry R. Painting. London: Whitechapel Gallery; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

    Peabody, Rebecca, and Lucy Bradnock. Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945–1980. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.

    Prather, Marla, Mark Rosenthal, Ian Alteveer, and Rebecca Lowery. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011.

    Reifert, Eva. Die “Night Sky”: Gemälde von Vija Celmins: Malerei zwischen Repräsentationskritik und Sichtbarkeitsereignis. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript, 2011.


    Alison, Jane, Mary Ann Caws, Brian Dillon, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, and Dalibor Vesely. The Surreal House. London: Barbican Art Gallery, 2010.

    Emmerling, Leonhard. Out of This World. Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber, 2010.

    Sachs, Sid, and Kalliopi Minioudaki, eds. Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958–1968. New York: Abbeville Press, 2010.

    Samuel, Jacob, Cynthia Burlingham, Leslie Jones, and Britt Salveson. Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988–2010. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2010.

    Sasse, Julie, Jennifer Gimblet, and Vanessa Mallory Kotz. Thanks For Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection. Tucson: Tucson Museum of Art, 2010.

    Sirmans, Franklin, Vija Celmins, and Michelle White. Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966. Houston: Menil Collection, 2010.

    Vija Celmins: New Paintings, Objects, and Prints. New York: McKee Gallery, 2010.


    Close, Chuck, ed. Attention to Detail. New York: Flag Art Foundation, 2008.

    Fogle, Douglas. Life On Mars: 2008 Carnegie International. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2008.

    Goldstein, Ann, Rebecca Morse, and Paul Schimmel. This is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights From the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art,Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008.

    Longwell, Alicia G. Sand: Meaning and Metaphor. Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum, 2008.

    Nittve, Lars. Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957–1968. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2008.

    Pissarro, Joachim. to: Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night. New York: Hunter College Art Galleries, 2008.

    Whiting, Cécile. Pop LA: Art and the City in the 1960s. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2008.


    Pilz, Katharina, Franziska Baetcke, and Bill Beckley. Unter Sternen: Aus der Sammlung Willy Michel, Fotografie. Burgdorf, Switzerland: Museum Franz Gertsch, 2007.

    Tunnifcliffe, Wayne, and Jason Smith.An Incomplete World: Works From the UBS Art Collection. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2007.


    Barron, Stephani, Michel Draguet, Sara Cohran, Richard Armstrong, Lynn Zelevansky, Theresa Papanikolas, and Noëllie Roussel. Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2006.

    Broida, Edward R., John Elderfield, and Ann Temkin. Against the Grain: Contemporary Art From the Edward R. Broida Collection. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006.

    Grenier, Catherine, Howard Fox, and David James. Los Angeles, 1955–1985: Birth of An Art Capital. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2006.

    Selz, Peter. Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond.Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2006.

    Small Sculpture: Vija Celmins, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Martin Honert, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Charles Ray, Dieter Roth, Paul Thek.New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2006.

    Storsve, Jonas. Vija Celmins: Dessins / Drawings. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2006.


    Baas, Jacquelynn. Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art From Monet To Today. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

    Building and Breaking the Grid, 1962–2002. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2005.

    Celmins, Vija, and Eliot Weinberger. The Stars. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005.

    Garrels, Gary. Drawing from The Modern: 1945–1975. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005.

    Temkin, Ann. Contemporary Voices: Works From the UBS Art Collection. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005.


    American Identities: Twentieth-Century Prints From the Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection.Wellesley, MA: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 2004.

    D’Offay, Anthony, Adrian Serle, and Anne Seymour. Vija Celmins: Drawings of the Night Sky.London: Phaidon Press, 2004.

    Relyea, Lane, Robert Gober, and Briony Fer. Vija Celmins.London: Phaidon Press, 2004.

    Wye, Deborah. Artists and Prints: Masterworks From The Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2004.


    Augaitis, Daina. For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2003.

    Elliot, David, Pier Luigi Tazzi, and Mori Bijutsukan. Happiness: A Survival Guide For Art and Life. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum; Kyoto: Tankosha, 2003.

    Foster, Carter, Jeffrey Grove, Patrick Shaw Cable, and Cathleen Chaffee. Drawing Modern: Works From the Agnes Gund Collection. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2003.

    Spieler, Reinhard. Horizonte: Franz Gertsch im Dialog mit Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, On Kawara, Yves Klein, Wolfgang Laib, Roman Opalka, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Pero Steinle, Robert Zünd. Bern: Atelier, 2003.


    Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth 110. London: Third Millennium Publishing, 2002.

    Celmins, Vija, and Leo Costello. Vija Celmins: Works From the Edward R. Broida Collection. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002.

    Herkenhoff, Paulo, Roxana Marcoci, Miriam Basilio. Tempo. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002.

    Pérez, Annie, and Jonas Storsve. Vija Celmins: Dessins / Drawings. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2002.

    Rinder, Lawrence R., Chrissie Iles, Christine Paul, and Debra Singer. Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002.

    Rippener, Samantha. Vija Celmins: Prints, 1962–2002. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

    Wolf, Sylvia, and Michal Rovner. The Space Between. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002.


    American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Abrams, 2001.

    Art: 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Abrams, 2001.

    Brodie, Judith, and Andrew Robison, eds. A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2001.

    Belloli, Jay, and Denis E. Cosgrove. The Universe: A Convergence of Art, Music, and Science. Pasadena, CA: Armory Center For the Arts, 2001.

    Celmins, Vija, and Bill Berkson. Vija Celmins. New York: McKee Gallery, 2001.

    Celmins, Vija, and Iris Kretzschmar. Vija Celmins Drawings.Basel: Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, 2001.

    Ferguson, Russell. The Undiscovered Country. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2001.

    Herbert, Lynn M., Klaus Ottmann, and Peter Schjeldahl. The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2001.

    Œuvres Sur Papier (Acquisitions 1996–2001).Paris: Éditions Du Centre Pompidou, 2001.

    Smith, Terry. Impossible Presence: Surface and Screen in the Photogenic Era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

    Wye, Deborah, and Susan Tallman. Parkett Collaborations and Editions Since 1984: A Small Museum and a Large Library of Contemporary Art.New York: The Museum of Modern Art; Zurich: Parkett, 2001.


    Art at Work: 40 Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection. New York: Queens Museum, 2000.

    Barron, Stephanie, Sheri Bernstein, and Ilene Susan Fort. Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900–2000. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000.

    Benezra, Neal David, Michael Auping, and Gary Garrels. Celebrating Modern Art: Highlights of the Anderson Collection.San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2000.

    Coutts Contemporary Art Awards 2000: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Vija Celmins, Luc Tuymans. Zurich: Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation, 2000.

    Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. New York: Abrams, 2000.

    Robertson, Jean, and Craig Mcdaniel. Painting as a Language: Material, Technique, Form, and Content. New York: Harcourt College Publishers, 2000.

    Schwarz, Dieter, Roland Dorn, Lukas Gloor, and Susanne Hillman. Von Edgar Degas bis Gerhard Richter: Arbeiten auf Papier aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseums Winterthur. Winterthur, Switzerland: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2000.

    Varnedoe, Kurt, Paola Antonelli, and Joshua Siegel. Modern Contemporary: Art at MoMA Since 1980. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2000.

    Wayne, Kenneth. Rembrandt To Rauschenberg: The Norton Print Collection. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2000.


    Benezra, Neal David, Olga Viso, and Arthur Danto. Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century. Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1999.

    Celmins, Vija. Vija Celmins: Drawing as Thinking: Extracts from Conversations and Notebooks. London: Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1999.

    Cooke, Lynne. Terra Incognita: Alighiero E Boetti, Vija Celmins, Neil Jenney, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Berlin: Edition Braus, 1998.

    Graham, Julie, Maria Friedrich, and Francesco Bonami. Powder: Jennifer Bartlett (And Others). Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, 1999.

    Nesbitt, Judith, and Francesco Bonami. Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings.London: Whitechapel Gallery; Manchester, England: Cornerhouse Publications, 1999.


    Ackly, Clifford S., Anne E. Harvinga, and Shelley Langdale. Photoimage: Printmaking 60s to 90s. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1998.

    Arnason, H.H. History of Modern Art. Edited By Marla F. Prather. Fourth Edition. New York: Abrams, 1998.

    Darrieussecq, Marie, Jacques Kerchache, Jacques Lacarriere, Michel Onfray, and Hervé Chandès. Être Nature. Arles, France: Actes Sud; Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, 1998.

    Salaman, Naomi, and Ronnie Simpson, eds. Postcards On Photography.Cambridge, England: Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, 1998.

    Scott, Sue. The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works. Orlando, FL: Orlando Museum of Art, 1998.


    Celmins, Vija, Richard Rhodes, James Lingwood, Neville Wakefield, Stuart Morgan. Vija Celmins: Works 1964–96. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1997.

    Curiger, Bice. Birth of the Cool: American Painting From Georgia O’Keeffe To Christopher Wool.Zurich: Kunsthaus Zurich; Ostfildern, Germany: Cantz, 1997.

    Marcoci, Roxana, Diana Murphy, and Eve Sinaiko. New Art. New York: Abrams, 1997.

    Nittve, Lars, Helle Crenzien, Henning S. Hansen, Anne Ayres, Laura Cottingham, Mike Davis, Russell Ferguson. Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960–1997. Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997.

    Phillips, Lisa, Louis Neri, and Douglas Blau. Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997.

    Rugoff, Ralf, Anthony Vidler, and Peter Wollen, Scene of the Crime. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997.

    Tashjian, Dickran. AHotbed of Advanced Art: Four Decades of Visual Arts At UCI. Irvine, CA: Regents of the University of California and the Gallery, 1997.


    Another Photography: Rethinking the Concept of Photography. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, 1996.

    Barnes, Lucinda. Between Artists: Twelve Contemporary American Artists Interview Twelve Contemporary American Artists. Los Angeles: A.R.T. Press, 1996.

    Celmins, Vija, Robert Mangold, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Susan Rothenberg, and Patrick Reagh. Ex Libris. New York: New York Public Library, 1996.

    Marks, Matthew, and Jeffrey Fraenkel.Open Secrets: Seventy Pictures on Paper, 1815 to the Present. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery; San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 1996.

    Nelson, Robert S., and Richard Shiff, eds. Critical Terms For Art History.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

    Wood, James N., and Teri J. Edelstein. TheArt Institute of Chicago; Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1996.


    Chandès, Hervé, and Robert Storr. Vija Celmins.Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, 1995.

    Davis, Bruce. Made in LA: The Prints of Cirrus Editions. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995.

    Grynstztejn, Madeleine, and Dave Hickey.About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, The 76th American Exhibition. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1995.

    Noever, Peter. Silent and Violent: Selected Artists’ Editions. Vienna: Museum für angewandte Kunst, 1995.


    Bolling, G. Frederic, and Valerie A. Withington. Contemporary American Works of Art On Paper. Dearborn, MI: University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1994.

    Gamblim, Noriko. Love in the Ruins: Art and the Inspiration of LA. Long Beach, CA: Long Beach Museum of Art, 1994.

    Jay, Ricky, and Mary Castleberry. The Magic Magic Book: An Inquiry Into the Venerable History and Operation of the Oldest Trick Conjuring Volumes, Designated “Blow Books.”New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994.

    Ritchie, Charles M. Gemini G.E.L.: Recent Prints and Sculpture. New York: McKee Gallery, 1994.


    Chandès, Hervé. Azur. Jouy-En-Josas, France: Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, 1993.

    Edwards, Susan. Contemporary Icons: From the Sublime to the Fetishistic. New York: Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1993.


    Bartman, William S., ed. Vija Celmins. Los Angeles: A.R.T. Press, 1992.

    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan Suite 1992: Richard Bosman, Vija Celmins, Louisa Chase, Jane Freilicher, Anish Kapoor, Robert Mangold, Joel Shapiro, John Walker. New York: Oberon Press, 1992.

    Tannenbaum, Judith, Vija Celmins, Douglas Blau, and Dave Hickey. Vija Celmins. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1992.


    Clearwater, Bonnie. West Coast Duchamp. Miami Beach, FL: Grassfield Press, 1991.

    Home. Los Angeles: Asher & Faure Gallery, 1991.

    Stoops, Susan L. The Contemporary Drawing: Existence, Passage, and the Dream. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, 1991.


    Amenoff, Gregory, Bradford Morrow, Joe Andoe, James Brown, and Vija Celmins. ABestiary. New York: Greenfell Press, 1990.

    Artschwager, Richard, and Douglas Blau. The Times, the Chronicle and the Observer: Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Malcolm Morley, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol. New York: Kent Fine Art, 1990.


    Ayres, Anne, and Jay Belloli. LA Pop in the Sixties: John Baldessari, Bill Al Bengston, Wallce Berman, Vija Celmins, Robert Dowd, Llyn Foulkes, Joe Goode, Phillip Hefferton, Edward Ruscha. Newport Beach, CA: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1989.


    Field, Richard S., and Ruth E. Fine. A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women. South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1987.

    Stich, Sidra. Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the 50s & 60s. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 1987.


    Celant, Germano, Hal Foster, Thomas Lawson, Kate Linerk, Ronald J. Onoranto, John C. Welchmann, and Howard Singerman. Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945–1986. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986.


    Hopps, Walter, Neil Printz, and Klaus Gallwitz. Amerikanische Zeichnungen 1930–1980. Frankfurt: Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, 1985.

    Milosz, Czeslaw. The View. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1985.


    American Women Artists: 20th Century Pioneers, Part I. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1984.

    Fine, Ruth E. Gemini G.E.L.: Art and Collaboration.New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.

    Marshall, Richard. American Art Since 1970: Painting, Sculpture, and Drawings from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1984.


    Plous, Phyllis. A Heritage Renewed: Representational Drawing Today. Santa Barbara, CA: University Art Museum, 1983.


    Armstrong, Richard. Drawings by Painters. Long Beach, CA: Long Beach Museum of Art, 1982.


    Turnbull, Betty. Vija Celmins: A Survey Exhibition. Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art, 1979.


    Selected Prints, 1960–1977. New York: Brooke Alexander, 1977.


    Stebbins, Theodore E. American Master Drawings and Watercolors. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

    Vija Celmins: Matrix 19. Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1976.


    Solomon, Elke. Recent Drawings: William Allan, James Bishop, Vija Celmins, Brice Marden, Jim Nutt, Alan Saret, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1975.

    Vija Celmins. London: Felicity Samuel Gallery, 1975.


    Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974.


    Solomon, Elke. Vija Celmins: Drawings. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1973.

    Solomon, Elke. American Drawings 1963–1973. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1973.


    Van Deren, Coke. The Painter and the Photograph.Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1972.


    Livingston, Jane, and Maurice Tuchman. 24 Young Los Angeles Artists. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971.


    Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1970.


    Garrison, Claire, Fidel A. Danieli, John Coplans, Jane Livingston, and Barbara Rose. Faculty, University of California, Irvine, ’68. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine, School of Fine Arts, 1968.


    Lippard, Lucy, ed. Pop Art. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1966.

  • Selected Articles


    Durón, Maximilíano. “See Works from Collector Agnes Gund’s Prescient Collection.” ARTnews, March 24, 2021.


    Smith, Roberta. “Details Worth Remembering: Vija Celmins, To Fix the Image in Memory at the Met Breuer.” The New York Times, January 3, 2020, p. C22.


    Cruz, Cynthia. “Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory.” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2019.

    Hotchkiss, Sarah. “In Vija Celmins’ Work, Looking is a Multisensory Experience.” NPR, January 7, 2019.

    Kantor, Jordan. “Beginning to Understand.” Artforum 57, no. 5, January 2019, pp. 166–73, p. 214.

    Kitnick, Alex. “Vija Celmins: From the bomb to the moon, a retrospective gathers six decades of work.” 4Columns, October 18, 2019.

    Manguso, Sarah. "Where the Water Used to Be." Frieze, no. 203, May 2019, pp. 164–69.

    “Nature Redescribed: The Work of Vija Celmins.” The Paris Review, January 23, 2019.

    Naves, Mario. “‘Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory.’ The Met Breuer, New York.” The New Criterion, November 2019, pp. 49–50.

    Rosenberger, Christina Bryan. "Vija Celmins at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art." Art in America, February 1, 2019.

    Smith, Roberta. "Critic's Pick: Deep Looking, With Vija Celmins." The New York Times, September 26, 2019.

    Stein, Lisa. “Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory. Met Breuer, New York.” Burlington Magazine 161, no. 1400, November 2019, pp. 961–63.

    Tallman, Susan. “‘I Just Look, and Paint.’” The New York Review of Books66, no. 19, December 5, 2019, cover, pp. 17–19.

    Taylor, Kate. “Vija Celmins at the AGO: Her hyperrealistic drawings are all about the art of looking.” The Globe and Mail, May 6, 2018.

    Tomkins, Calvin. “Surface Matters: The timeless work of Vija Celmins.” The New Yorker, September 2, 2019, pp. 18–24.

    “Vija Celmins's Art is an Antidote to Image Culture.” The Economist, February 12, 2019.


    Cotter, Holland. “A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage.” The New York Times, September 6, 2018 (online).

    Desmarais, Charles. “Vija Celmins and her Visual Conundrums at SFMoMA.”San Francisco Chronicle, December 14, 2018.

    Greenberger, Alex, and Gordon J. Hazlitt. “From the Archives: Vija Celmins on Being a ‘Reductionist by Nature,” in 1978.” ARTnews, December 14, 2018 (online).

    Hudson, Suzanne. “Vija Celmins.” Artforum, April 2018, p. 189.

    Jovanovich, Alex. “Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory.” Artforum 57, no. 1, September 2018, p. 125.

    Kazanjian, Dodie. “Star Bright.” Vogue, December 2018, p. 113.

    Kenney, Nancy. “The slow and meticulous work of Vija Celmins zooms into view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.” The Art Newspaper, December 14, 2018.

    Kennicott, Philip. “Some of the most substantial and rewarding art of the last half-century.” The Washington Post, September 9, 2018.

    ———. “Why is this genius artist only now getting a show worthy of her art?” The Washington Post, December 26, 2018.

    Plagens, Peter. “Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory’ Review: Beauty in the Meticulous.” The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2018.

    Takac, Balasz. “The Upcoming Vija Celmins Retrospective at SFMoMA is Not to Be Missed!” Widewalls, December 12, 2018.

    Toíbín, Colm. “Colm Toíbín on Vija Celmins. Art in America, August 1, 2018.


    “10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week.” ARTnews, February 6, 2017 (online).

    Ambrose, David. “David Ambrose on Vija Celmins and Saya Woolfalk.” Whitehot Magazine, March 2017.

    Birnbaum, Daniel. “Thinking Twice.” Artforum, September 2017, pp. 291–95.

    Chateigné, Yann. “Against the Day (Diaries).” Mousse, no. 60, October/November 2017, pp. 122–29.

    Cotter, Holland. “Vija Celmins.” The New York Times, March 31, 2017, p. C17.

    Fancher, Patrick. “OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery presents ‘Totality’ art exhibit.” Albany Democrat-Herald, August 9, 2017 (online).

    Farago, Jason. “Documenta 14, a German Art Show’s Green Revival.” The New York Times, April 9, 2017.

    Fischer, Jim. “Arts preview: Gray Matters.” Columbus Alive, May 17, 2017 (online).

    Gilson, Nancy. “‘Gray Matters’ exhibit features female works of grisaille.” The Columbus Dispatch, June 26, 2017 (online).

    Gopnik, Blake. “Vija Celmins Captures a Sea-Side Moment—and What It Implies About Its Place and Time.” Artnet News, February 27, 2017.

    Herbert, Martin. “Ten shows to see.” ArtReview, April 2017.

    Jovanovich, Alex. “Critics’ Picks: Vija Celmins.” Artforum, March 17, 2017 (online).

    Kennedy, Randy. “Conjuring Sea and Sky with Her Brush.” The New York Times, February 10, 2017, pp. C19, C24.

    Lesser, Casey. “The 15 New York Shows You Need to See This April.” Artsy, March 30, 2017.

    Lindeman, Donald. “Vija Celmins’ Splendor of Stars.” Riot Material, March 22, 2017 (online).

    Lipsky-Karasz. “A Museum for the Ages.” The Wall Street Journal Magazine, December 2017, pp. 112–19.

    Lucie-Smith, Edward. “Monochrome Set: Painting in Black and White.” Artlyst, November 7, 2017 (online).

    Marchak, A. “Vija Celmins at Matthew Marks, Through April 22, 2017.” Art Observed, April 4, 2017 (online).

    Pfeiffer, Prudence. “Vija Celmins.” Artforum, May 2017, pp. 328–39.

    Rian, Jeff, and Vija Celmins. “Vastness in Flatland.” Flash Art, May 2017, pp. 84–88.

    Riley II, Charles A. “Vija Celmins.” Hamptons Art Hub, February 13, 2017 (online).

    Russeth, Andrew. “Photos: A Look Around Document 14 in Athens.” ARTnews, June 7, 2017 (online).

    Sackeroff, Sam. “Do You Sense the Layers? – Vija Celmins at the Matthew Marks Gallery.” Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, April 18, 2017.

    Saltz, Jerry. “To Do: March 8-March 22, 2017.” New York Magazine, March 5, 2017 (online).

    Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Art World.” The New Yorker, February 27, 2017, pp. 72–73.

    Searle, Adrian. “Monochrome review – white stripes, shocking yellow and 500 shades of grey.” The Guardian, October 30, 2017 (online).

    Sharp, Sarah Rose. “Artists Embrace the Grayscale.” Hyperallergic, July 20, 2017.

    Smith, Roberta. “MoMA Upends Its Collection to Celebrate Late Careers.” The New York Times, December 29, 2017, p. C17.

    Smith, William S. “Vija Celmins.” Art in America, March 2, 2017.

    Sooke, Alastair. “The British Museum tackles the American Dream with mischief and humor.” The Telegraph, March 7, 2017.

    Stapley-Brown, Victoria. “Three to See: New York.” The Art Newspaper, April 13, 2017 (online).

    “Three to See: New York.” The Art Newspaper, March 3, 2017 (online).

    “Vija Celmins, Entropic Void.” ArtPremium, April 19, 2017 (online).

    “Vija Celmins: Pressing Matters.” The East Hampton Star, June 8, 2017 (online).

    Wei, Lilly. “Stars and Scapes: Vija Celmins’s Eclectic Show at Matthew Marks Also Includes Satisfying Tomfoolery.” ARTnews, April 21, 2017 (online).

    Williams, Gisela. “Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, September 24, 2017.


    Bogart, Aaron. “Vija Celmins: Secession / Vienna.” Flash Art, January 28, 2016.

    Cheng, Scarlet. “LACMA Celebrated 50 Years of Gemini GEL.” The Art Newspaper, September 11, 2016 (online).

    Morgan, Susan. “Opening the Doors of Gemini, a Family Home Brimming with Historic Art.”W Magazine, October 12, 2016.


    Gardner, Kianna. “Landscapes That Challenge Perspectives.” Arizona Daily Star, May 7, 2015, p. K10.

    Kennedy, Randy. “Inside Art: Changing Galleries.” The New York Times, September 24, 2015, p. C22.

    Santillan, Melinda. “Vija Celmins 4 Lithographs.” 01 Magazine, February 26, 2015.

    Schjeldahl, Peter. “New York Odyssey.” The New Yorker, April 27, 2015, pp. 70–74.


    Gipe, Lawrence, and John Seed. “Depiction and the Picture: A Dialogue of Contemporary Representational Art.” Art Ltd., January 2014, pp. 50–53.

    Johnson, Ken. “The Age of Small Things: Dodge Gallery, New York.” The New York Times, February 7, 2014, p. C27.

    Litt, Steven. “Thoughtful MOCA Show on Death Reminds Visitors To Seize the Day.” The Plain Dealer, May 4, 2010, p. 2.

    Rosma, Hedi. “How to Build Reality.”, January 2014, pp. 42–47.

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    ———. “Capturing a Turbulent Era: Vija Celmins Exhibit Focuses on Violence of the 1960s as Filtered through the Media.” Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2011, p. D1.

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    ——— “Leaving Room for Personality: A New Hammer Exhibit Traces Figurative Threads Without Conformity.” Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2004, p. E1.

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    ———. “Things Are Popping Up at the Getty.” Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2001, p. F1.

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    ———. “Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Magic Magic Book.” Parkett, no. 47, 1996, pp. 184–91.

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    Cubitt, Sean, Barbara Steinman, Ann Hamilton, Eugenio Dittborn, Vija Celmins, Larry Johnson, and Kerry James Marshall. “Dispersed Visions: About Place.” Third Text, Fall 1995, pp. 65–74.

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