Johns – Knowlton

Jasper Johns (b. 1930, Augusta, GA) Johns attended the University of South Carolina, Columbia (1947-1948) and the Parsons School of Design, New York (1949). A retrospective of Johns’s work was held in 1996 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and traveled to the Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. An exhibition of his later work was organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota and traveled to the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (2006, 2007); the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2007); Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland (2007); Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (2005, 2008); the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin (2008); Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, California (2008); the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (2009); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York (2006, 2010); and Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (2010). The 2008 exhibition Jasper Johns: Gray was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois and traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Johns lives and works in Connecticut and Saint Martin.

Donald Judd (b. 1928, Excelsior Springs, MO; d. 1995, Marfa, TX) Judd attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and the Art Students League in New York before completing his BS in Philosophy at Columbia University, New York (1953). Judd was a critic for Arts Magazine from 1959 to 1965. He was awarded a travel grant from the Swedish Institute (1965), the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (1987) and the Brandeis University Medal for Sculpture (1987). In 1986, Judd founded the Chinati Foundation/La Fundacíon Chinati, a contemporary art museum, cultural sponsor, and artist residency program in Marfa, Texas. In 2002, an exhibition of Judd’s early work was organized by the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, and traveled to The Menil Collection, Houston. A major traveling exhibition was organized in 2004 by the Tate Modern, London, and traveled to K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf and the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Art and Public—Cabinet PH, Geneva (2006); Monika Spruth/Philomene Magers, Köln (2006); JGM Galerie, Paris (2006); Chinati Foundation, Marfa (2006); PaceWildenstein, New York (2007); Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York (2007); Mary Ryan Gallery, New York (2007); Tina Kim Gallery, New York (2008); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2008); Judd Foundation, Marfa (2008); L&M Arts, New York (2009); Galería Elvira González, Madrid (2009); Simon Lee Gallery, London (2009); and Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln (2010). Judd lived and worked in New York City and Marfa, Texas. More information about his work can be found at

Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923, Newburgh, NY) Kelly studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York (1941-1943); the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1945-1948); and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1948-1954). Kelly is a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1974); the American Academy of Arts and Science (1996); L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (1987); and L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, France (1992). He is an Honorary Royal Academician of England’s Royal Academy of Arts (2001). Kelly is the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan Art Association, Tokyo (2000); the Cultural Leadership Award, American Federation of the Arts (2001); and the Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts (2007). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at The Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Tate St. Ives, England (2006); Axa Gallery, New York (2006); the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (2007); the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland (2007); The Museum of Modern Art (2007); Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York (2007); Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2008); Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (2006, 2009); Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK (2010); The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (2010); and The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California (2010). Kelly lives and works in Spencertown, New York.

Jay Kelly (b. 1961, Pasadena, CA) Kelly earned his BA from Syracuse University, New York (1983). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York (2007); William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (2007); Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago (2006, 2008, 2010); and Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York (2007, 2008, 2010). His work was recently included in group exhibitions at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond (2007); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (2007); Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Florida (2008, 2009); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); and The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2009). Kelly lives and works in Long Island City, New York.

Win Knowlton (b. 1953, Boston, MA) Knowlton attended the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (1974) and the Winchester College of Art, England (1977) before receiving his BFA from the Parsons School of Design, New York (1978). He has received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1991); the Augustus St. Gaudens Foundation (1995); the Kaplan Foundation (1996); and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1999). Knowlton has completed residencies at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (1988) and the Kohler Company, Wisconsin (1994). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Paul Rodgers/9W, New York (2002); the PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002); and Galerie Minsky, Paris (2010). Knowlton lives and works in New York City. More information about his work can be found at