Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool
Untitled (F52), 1992
Alkyd & graphite on paper
99 x 66 cm
Christopher Wool
Untitled (F52), 1992
Alkyd & graphite on paper
99 x 66 cm
Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1989
alkyd on paper
88 x 66 cm
Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1989
alkyd on paper
88 x 66 cm
Christopher Wool
Untitled
1989
Alkyd on Suzuki paper
188 x 94 cm
Christopher Wool
Untitled
1989
Alkyd on Suzuki paper
188 x 94 cm

Christopher Wool (b. 1955, Boston, USA) is one of the most celebrated American painters of his generation. He studied painting at Sarah Lawrence and at the New York Studio School. His work has been shown extensively around the world including venues like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Wool lives and works in Texas and New York.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Inigo Philbrick, London: 'CHRISTOPHER WOOL/MIKE KELLEY'


2013
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: ‘Christopher Wool’
(travelled to Art Institute of Chicago)

2012
Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris: ‘Christopher Wool’

2010
Gagaosian Gallery, Rome: 'Christopher Wool'

2008
Museum de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto: ‘Christopher Wool’
(travelled to Museum Ludwig, Köln)

2006
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia: ‘Christopher Wool’
(travelled to Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg)
ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich: ‘Christopher Wool’
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles: 'Christopher Wool'

2004
Camden Arts Centre, London: ‘Christopher Wool: Four Short Stories’

1999
Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva: ‘Christopher Wool’

1998
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: ‘Christopher Wool’
(travelled to Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel)

1992
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles: ‘Christopher Wool’

1991
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam: ‘Christopher Wool’
(travelled to Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland and Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne)

1989
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco: ‘New Work: Christopher Wool’

Further Reading

Catalogues

All are available at the gallery for reference.

Katherine Brinson, Suzanne Hudson, Melinda Lang, Richard Prince and James Rondeau, Christopher Wool, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 2013.
John Corbett, Fabrice Hergott and John Kelsey, Christopher Wool: Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2012.
Pepi Marchetti Franchi and Alison McDonald eds., Roma Termini, Gagosian Gallery, Rome 2010.
John Corbett, Sound on Sound, Chicago 2010.
Richard Hell and Christopher Wool, Psychopts, JMc & GHB Editions, New York 2008.
Eric Banks, Ann Goldstein, Richard Hell, Jim Lewis, Glenn O'Brien and Anne Pontégnie, eds., Christopher Wool, Taschen, Cologne 2008.
Josh Smith and Christopher Wool, Can Your Monkey Do The Dog, MFC- Michele Didier, 2007.
Friedrich Meschede, Christopher Wool, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2007.
Richard Hell, Christopher Wool, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angelse 2006.
Consuelo Cisar Casaban, Marga Paz and David Rimanelli, Christopher Wool, Institute Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia 2006.
Christopher Wool, Christopher Wool 2004 Camden Arts Centre, Camden Arts Centre, London 2004.
Xavier Douroux, Katrina M. Brown and Anne Pontegnie, Crosstown Crosstown, Dundee Contemporary Arts/ Le Consortium, Dijon 2003.
Harmony Korine and Christopher Wool, Pass The Bitch Chicken, Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2001.
Glenn O'Brien, Cats In Bag Bags In River, Rotterdam 1991.
Ann Goldstein eds.,Christopher Wool, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1998.

Articles
Jerry Saltz, “Notes on a Painting: This Is the End, Christopher Wool’s Apocalypse Now,” Arts Magazine, September 1988.
Jim Lewis, “Cave Canem,” Parkett, September 1992.
Dave Hickey, “Christopher Wool, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” Artforum, October 1998.
Jerry Saltz, “Hard Attack,” The Village Voice, 8th December 2004.
Richard Hell, “Being Christopher Wool,” Whitewall, Fall 2006.
John Corbett, "Impropositions: Christopher Wool, Improvisation, Dub Painting," Musée d'Art Moderne, 2011.
John Corbett, "Impropositions: Christopher Wool, Improvisation, Dub Painting," Musée d'Art Moderne, 2011.
Katherine Brinson, "Trouble is My Business," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum panflet, 2011.
Dodie Kazanjian, “Line Unleashed,” Vogue, Octber 2013.
Richard Prince, "WOOLWLOOOLOWOOWLLOWOOWOLOOLWLOOW," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum interview, 2013.
Anne Pontégnie, “Seeing Through,” Artforum, November 2013.
Peter Schjeldahl, “Writing on the Wall,” The New Yorker, 4th November 2013.
Achim Hochdörfer, “Christopher Wool: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,” Artforum, March 2014.

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
Baltimore Museum of Art.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Dallas Museum of Art.
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C..
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Museum of Fine Art, Boston.
Museum Ludwig, Cologn.
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Tate Modern, London.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.