KUKJE GALLERY
Joan Mitchell
(American, 1925-1992)
 
Biography
Exhibitions
Publications
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1925
Born February 12, Chicago

1992
Died October 30, Paris


EDUCATION
1942-44
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

1944-47
B.F.A., The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1950
Columbia University, New York

1950
M.F.A., The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Visual Poetry: An Exhibition of Abstract Expressionist Prints by Joan Mitchell, Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design, Litchfield

2015
At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria Traveled to Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The Sketchbook Drawings, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2014
Trees, Cheim & Read, New York
The Black Drawings and Related Works, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York
Mémoires de paysage, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, France

2013
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
At Home in Poetry, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
An American Master, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2012
The Last Decade, The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art, Youngstown, Ohio
The Last Paintings, Hauser & Wirth, London

2011
The Last Paintings, Cheim & Read, New York
Paintings from the Fifties, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York

2010
The Last Decade, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Inverleith House Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
Joan Mitchell in New Orleans: Paintings, New Orleans Museum of Art
Joan Mitchell in New Orleans: Prints, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Joan Mitchell in New Orleans: Works on Paper, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University
The Roaring Fifties, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich

2009
Joan Mitchell: Drawings, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Joan Mitchell: Sunflowers, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

2008
A Discovery of the New York School, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany Traveled to Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy and Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny, France
Sunflowers, Cheim & Read, New York
Paintings and Pastels 1973–1983, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York
Leaving America, Hauser & Wirth, London
Works on Paper 1956–1992, Cheim & Read, New York
The Last Prints, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York

2006
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Joan Mitchell: A Survey 1952 - 1992, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005
Prints from the Foundation, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
Fremicourt Paintings 1960 - 62, Cheim & Read, New York
Joan Mitchell Sketchbook 1941 - 51, Francis M. Naumann, New York

2002-04
The Paintings of Joan Mitchell, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to: Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
The Presence of Absence, Cheim & Read, New York
Working with Poets, Tibor de Nage, New York
Joan Mitchell: Petit, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York

1999
The Nature of Abstraction: Joan Mitchell Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1998
Paintings from Fifties, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Joan Mitchell: From Nature to Abstraction, Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

1997
Joan Mitchell: Selected Paintings 1975- 1977, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York
IVAM Centre Julio Gonzales, Valencia, Spain
Joan Mitchell: Pastels, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France
Pastels by Joan Mitchell, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Galerie Won, Seoul, Korea

1996
Joan Mitchell: Paintings from 1956 to 1958, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1995-96
Joan Mitchell: Tilleuls 1978. Huiles sur toile & Pastels, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1995
Joan Mitchell: Selected Paintings and Pastels 1950 - 1990, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
Joan Mitchell: Pastels, Les Cordeliers Chateauroux, France

1994
Joan Mitchell, les dernieres annees 1983 - 1992, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Joan Mitchell in Vetheuil, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Joan Mitchell : oeuvres de 1951 a 1992, Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes, France
Joan Mitchell ...my black paintings... 1964, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Montgomery-Glasoe Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1993
Joan Mitchell 1992, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Joan Mitchell Prints and Illustrated Books: A Retrospective, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
83rd Annual Exhibition: Joan Mitchell, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Joan Mitchell: 26 Farbige Radierungen, 1972 - 1989, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
Galerie Ulrike Barthel, Bremen, Germany

1992
Joan Mitchell: Pastels, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Joan Mitchell: Recent Lithographs, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
Joan Mitchell: Sunflowers and Trees Series, Tyler Graphics, Mt. Kisco, New York
Un choix dans la collection du FRAC de Haute-Normandie: Joan Mitchell, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie, Saint-Maurice-d'Etelan, France
Joan Mitchell: Trees & Other Paintings 1960 to 1990, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1991
Joan Mitchell: Paintings and Drawings, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1990
Joan Mitchell: Champs, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Joan Mitchell: Paintings and Drawings, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York

1989
Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1988-89
The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism (organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca; New York). Traveled to: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Joan Mitchell: Selected Paintings Spanning Thirty Years, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles

1987
Joan Mitchell: River, Lille, Chord, Peintures 1986 & 1987, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1986
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings, Xavier Fourcade, New York
Joan Mitchell: an Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper, Keny & Johnson Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1985
Joan Mitchell: The Sixties, Xavier Fourcade, New York

1984
Joan Mitchell - La Grande Vallee, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Galerie Jean Fournier at FIAC 84, Grand Palais, Paris

1983
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings, Xavier Fourcade, New York

1982
Joan Mitchell: Choix des peintures 1970 - 1982, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

1981
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor, Florida
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings, Xavier Fourcade, New York
Joan Mitchell: Major Paintings, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas

1980
Joan Mitchell: The Fifties. Important Paintings, Xavier Fourcade, New York
Joan Mitchell: Major Paintings, Richard Hines Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1979
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1978
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings and Pastels, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles
Webb and Parsons Gallery, Bedford Village, New York
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1977
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings 1977, Xavier Fourcade, New York

1976
Joan Mitchell: New Paintings 1976, Xavier Fourcade, New York

1974
Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Joan Mitchell: Recent Paintings, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

1972
Joan Mitchell: My Five Years in the Country, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. Traveled to: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York as Joan Mitchell: Blue Series 1970 - 1971 and Joan Mitchell: The Field Series 1971 - 1972

1971
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1969
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1968
Joan Mitchell: Recent Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

1967
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1965
Stable Gallery, New York

1962
Paintings by Joan Mitchell, The New Gallery, Hayden Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Galerie Jacques Dubourg, Paris
Galerie Lawrence, Paris
J. Mitchell : Ausstellung von Olbildern, Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

1961
Stable Gallery, New York
B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Joan Mitchell: Paintings 1951 -1961, Mr. & Mrs. John Russell Mitchell Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

1960
Gallery Neufville, Paris
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan

1958
Stable Gallery, New York

1957
Stable Gallery, New York

1956
Stable Gallery, New York

1955
Stable Gallery, New York

1954
Stable Gallery, New York

1953
Stable Gallery, New York

1952
The New Gallery, New York

1950
Saint Paul Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota


AWARDS
1947
Edward L. Ryerson Traveling Fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1961
Premio Lissone (Lissone Prize), Milan

1971
Honorary Doctorate, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1973
Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards
Citation in Painting, Waltham, Massachusetts

1987
Honorary Doctorate, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1989
Award for Painting, French Ministry of Culture

1991
Le Grand Prix des Arts (Peinture) of the City of Paris, Paris


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Osaka City Art Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka-shi, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Georgia Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Art Museum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James A. Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Rockefeller Institute, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, Texas
IBM Corporation, New York
Prudential Insurance Company, New York
First National Bank of Miami, Miami, Florida
The Texwipe Company, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, New York
The Hillman Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pitney Bowes Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut
Johnson Wax Collection, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, Washington
The Singer Manufacturing Company, New York
Union Carbide Corporation, New York
U.S. Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio
Merrill Lynch, Princeton, New Jersey
Vesti Corporation, Boston
Standard Oil of Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
The Empire State Collection, Albany, New York