Artists Carroll Dunham

    Another Portrait, 2000
    Mixed media and acrylic on linen
    122 x 147.5 cm. (47.5 x 57.5 in.)

    Next Bathers, five (dive), 2012
    Mixed media on linen
    224 x 173.5 cm. (88.25 x 68.25 in.)

    Fourth Birch, 1983
    Casein, dry pigment, charcoal and graphite on panel
    178 x 122 cm. (69.25 x 47.5 in.)

Carroll Dunham (born 1949) is one of the most widely respected painters working in the United States today. His style remains indefinable, and his work since the 1980s, when he rose to prominence within the New York art scene, is consistently exploratory in both form and technique. Dunham combines a dual interest in both abstraction and figuration with a focus on materiality; wood, for example, plays a large part in his compositions which take their eclectic inspiration from the grains themselves.

Dunham lives and works between Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

Denver Art Museum, Denver: 'Drawings: Carroll Dunham’

Museum Ludwig, Germany: 'Carroll Dunham: Works on Paper'

Hydra Workshop, Hydra: 'Carroll Dunham’

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Ohio: ‘Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey’

Drammens Museum, Norway: ‘Small Drawings’

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York: 'Carroll Dunham’

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: ‘Carroll Dunham: Selected Paintings 1990-95'

Suggested Reading

Katerina Linker, Carroll Dunham, Painting and Sculpture 2004-2005, Millesgården, Sweden 2009. 
Carroll Dunham, Dead, Yellow. Mule. Garbage, Radio. Giant., Gladstone Gallery, London 2007.
Alexi Worth and David Anfam, Carroll Dunham, exh. cat., London 2006.
Klaus Kertess, Line that Never Ends: Drawings 1984 – 2004, exh. cat., Nolan/Eckman Gallery, Switzerland 2005.
A.M. Homes, Klaus Kertess and Lisa Phillips, Carroll Dunham: Paintings, London 2003.

Public Collections

Albertina Museum, Vienna.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo.
Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
Sammlung Olbricht, Essen, Germany.
Tate Modern, London.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 

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