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Louise Bourgeois

French-American, 1911-2010

Biography

Louise Bourgeois

  • (1911 - 2010)

    Born in 1911, Paris, France

Education

  • 1946                 
    Atelier 17, New York, US


    1938-1939        
    Art Students League with Vaclav Vytlacil, New York, US


    1938                 
    Atelier of Fernand Léger, Paris, France

    1938                 
    Académie Scandinavie with Charles Despiau, Paris, France

    1938                 
    Académie Julian, Paris, France


    1937-1938        
    Académie de la Grande Chaumière with Othon Friesz and Wlérick, Paris, France


    1936-1938        
    École des Beaux-Arts with Devambez and Colarossi, Paris, France

    1936-1937        
    Académie d‘Espagnat, Paris, France

    1936-1937        
    Atelier Roger Bissière de l‘Académie Ranson, Paris, France

    1935-1936        
    École du Louvre, Paris, France

    1932-1935        
    Mathematics at the Sorbonne, Paris, France

    1921-1927        
    Lycée Féneloan, Paris, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2022
    Louise Bourgeois: Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois X Jenny Holzer. The Violence of Handwriting Across a Page, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    2021
    The Smell of Eucalyptus, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
    Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, Portland, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Maladie de l’Amour, Hauser & Wirth, Monaco
    Louise Bourgeois: Freud’s Daughter, The Jewish Museum, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada

    2020
    Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal 
    Louise Bourgeois. The Heart Has Its Reasons, Hauser & Wirth, Tarmak 22, Gstaad, Switzerland

    2019    
    Louise Bourgeois. To Unravel a Torment, Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
    Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijksmueum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Louise Bourgeois. My Own Voice Wakes Me Up, Hauser & Wirth, Central, Hong Kong
    Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread, Song Art Museum, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

    2018    
    Louise Bourgeois. Papillons Noirs, Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China (Traveling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), Miami, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Spiral, Cheim & Read, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, US
    Louise Bourgeois: The Empty House, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois: Selection from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationPendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Triptych for the Red Room, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois: The Red Sky, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Editions, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

    2017    
    Louise Bourgeois: Spiders, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Twosome, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Louise Bourgeois – Etchings, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
    Autobiographical Series and Set of 11 Drypoints, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, UK (Traveling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Fabric Works, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, US 
    Louise Bourgeois: Prints, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Pink Days and Blue Days, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Phase III expansion, Building 6: Louise Bourgeois, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Voyage Without a Destination, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois: Holograms, Cheim & Read, New York, US

    2016    
    Louise Bourgeois: Turning Inwards, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK
    Structures of Existence: The Cells, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
    Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Structures of Existence: The Cells, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)

    2015    
    Louise Bourgeois: The Body in Exile (1947-1949), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2015-2017)
    Structures of Existence: The Cells, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
    Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton, UK
    Louise Bourgeois: Late Work, Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway
    Louise Bourgeois: Larger Than Life, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
    Louise Bourgeois: Les têtes bleu et les femmes rouge, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    Looking Forward Looking Back, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, US
    Louise Bourgeois: No Exit, National Gallery of Art, Washington, US
    Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. I Have Been to Hell and Back, Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. I Have Been to Hell and Back, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Lund Fine Art, Oslo, Norway (Travelling Exhibition)

    2014    
    Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois: Suspension, Cheim & Read, New York, US
    Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman without Secrets, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. L’araignée et les tapisseries, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

    2013    
    Louise Bourgeois: Editions, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Sammlungshangung Bourgeois, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Artist Rooms Foundation: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings & The Late Suites, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Petite Maman, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

    2012    
    Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature, University of Arkansas, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayettesville, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Personages, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
    The Graphic Series by Louise Bourgeois, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois: Late Work, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia
    Louise Bourgeois (2000-2010): Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pens, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Freud Museum, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious, Qatar Museums Authority Gallery, Doha, Qatar
    Louise Bourgeois. Passage Dangereux, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

    2011    
    Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Museu do Arte Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Travelling Exhibition)
    A L’infini, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Cheim & Read, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Travelling Exhibition)
    Double Sexus: Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Kona/Femme, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Alex Van Gelder - Louise Bourgeois. ARMED FORCES, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin. Do Not Abandon Me, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Mother and Child, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin. Do Not Abandon Me, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Estampes et dessins, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

    2010    
    Louise Bourgeois and Hans Bellmer – Double Sexus, Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Mother and Child, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhman, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin - Do Not Abandon Me, Carolina Nitsch, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
    Louise Bourgeois: Les Fleurs, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Louise Bourgeois: Moi, Eugénie Grandet..., Maison de Balzac, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois / Hans Bellmer, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin, Germany

    2009    
    Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Carsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Galleri Andersson / Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

    2008    
    Louise Bourgeois, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
    La Rivière Gentille, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Recent Drawings, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Louise Bourgeois: Echo, Cheim & Read, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US (Travelling Exhibition)

    2007    
    Louise Bourgeois, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
    Louise Bourgeois. Hours of the Day, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: La Sage Femme, Espacia AV, la Region de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
    Marlborough Gallery, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: New Work, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK
    Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Bourgeois in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Quarantania 1947/1990, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois: Abstraction, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Louise Bourgeois, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Crouching Spider, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
    Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US
    Fugue, Kunstmuseum Bern, Graphisches Kabinett, Berne, Switzerland

    2006    
    Louise Bourgeois – Scultura e Opere Grafiche, Christine Bader, Lugano, Switzerland
    Works on Paper from the 1940s and 1950s, Peter Blum, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois and Roni Horn: Drawings, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois. Prints & unique works on paper, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, US
    Louise Bourgeois – Estampes et porcelaines 1996-2005, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois. Print Focus: Recent Editions, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Femme, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, US
    Louise Bourgeois. La famille, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
    Louise Bourgeois, Worcester Art Museum, The Woven Child', Worcester, US

    2005    
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Aller-Retour, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois. Works on Paper and Cloth, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois. La Sage Femme, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Fabric and Paperworks, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
    Sublimation, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK
    Stitches in Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
    Louise Bourgeois, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2004    
    Louise Bourgeois - Prints, Karsten Greve, Paris, France
    The Reticent Child, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time, CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, Malaga, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Stitches in Time, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois, Akira Ikeda Gallery Muranchi, Yokosuka, Japan
    Louise Bourgeois. Ode à l'Oubli, Peter Blum, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

    2003    
    A View from the Outside. Louise Bourgeois. The Reticent Child, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Geometry of Desire, Zacheta Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Louise Bourgeois. La Sage-Femme, Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Intimate Abstractions, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek, Denmark
    New Sculptures and The Woven Drawings, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    Spiders. Louise Bourgeois, Shiraishi Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
    Louise Bourgeois. Installation at inauguration of Dia: Beacon, Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Maman, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, US
    Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. The Insomnia Drawings, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois and James Lee Byars, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois, White Cube Gallery, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

    2002    
    Louise Bourgeois, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
    Louise Bourgeois. Le Jour La Nuit Le Jour, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois, Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois, Kukje Gallery, Madrid, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, US
    Louise Bourgeois Spiders, Playhouse Square's Star Plaza, (organized in association with Cleveland Public Art, Inc.), Cleveland, US
    The Ace Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
    Louise Bourgeois, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Louise Bourgeois. Recent sculptures and drawings, Beaumontpublic + Königbloc, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Louise Bourgeois. Childhood, Ars TEOR / Ética Fundacion, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Louise Bourgeois, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
    Louise Bourgeois. Works in Marble, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. William Eggleston. Documenta XI, Cheim & Read Gallery, Kassel, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Madison Art Center, Madison, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Recent Works on Paper, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, US

    2001    
    Louise Bourgeois – Œuvres récentes, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois – The Personages, C&M Arts, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois. Reconstruction of the Past, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois. Passage Dangereux, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Peter Blum, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Spiders, Rockefeller Center / Public Art Fund, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. The Puritan, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Illustrated Books, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Livres Illustrés, Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, France
    75th Anniversary Sculpture: Louise Bourgeois, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, US

    2000    
    Louise Bourgeois. Neue Arbeiten/Recent Works, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois and Carol Rama: Prints from 1944 to 2000, Franco Masoero, Turin, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois. Works on Paper, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois. Estampes 1990-2000, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    Kappatos Gallery Athens, Greece
    National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Louise Bourgeois (Retrospective and installation), Tate Modern, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois, Göteborg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
    Installation of The Welcoming Hands by Louise Bourgeois, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

    1999    
    Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1989-1998, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Metamorphosis and other works on paper, Galerie Lelong, New York, US
    Wexner Prize Wall, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Metamorphosis and other works on paper, Remba Gallery, West Hollywood, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Topiary, Piece Unique, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois. Memoria y arquitectura, Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofìa, Madrid, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture from the 1940s and Works on Paper, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1989-1998, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Paula Böttcher, Berlin, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Seitz-von Werder, Berlin, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois, Ernst-Museum, Budapest, Hungary

    1998    
    Louise Bourgeois. Recent Work, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois. Obras Recentes, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
    The Geometry of Pleasure, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Art is a Guarantee of Sanity, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
    Past Tense. Louise Bourgeois, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois: Topiary, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. New Works, Galerie Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
    Louise Bourgeois. Nyare verk, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
    Carte Blanche à Annee Dijan. The Drawings of Louise Bourgeois. Espace Saint-François, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois. Recent Work, CAPC - musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux Entrepôt, Bordeaux, France
    Sacred and fatal: The Art of Louise Bourgeois, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, US
    Present Tense: Louise Bourgeois, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois, The Lotos Club, New York, US

    1997    
    Louise Bourgeois, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    Louise Bourgeois: Blue Days and Pink Days, Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-1997, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Spider, Cheim & Read, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Ode à Ma Mère, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
    The Drawings of Louise Bourgeois, Centro Cultural da Light, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, Centro Cultural Banco Cultural do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Louise Bourgeois. Dessins Récents, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Hamlet and Ophelia, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Hamlet and Ophelia, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Homesickness, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

    1996    
    Red Room, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The Drawing Center, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The List Visual Art Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
    XI. Mostra da Gravura. Mostra América (special room dedicated in honour of Louise Bourgeois), Fundacão Cultural de Curitaba/Museu da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil
    Louise Bourgeois, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Der Ort des Gedächtnisses Skulpturen, Environments und Zeichnungen. 1946-1995, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
    The Locus of Memory, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Spiders, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C., US
    Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen und Objekte, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois: The Forties and the Fifties, Gallery Josedoff / Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford, Westford, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
    Louise Bourgeois, Museo Rufina Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures, ORIEL, The Arts Council of Wales Gallery, The Friary, Cardiff, UK
    The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    1995    
    MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
    The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
    20th Century Master Drawings, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Louise Bourgeois, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois. Hommage à Duras, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois: Drawings, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
    The Locus of Memory, Galeria Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois: Dessins pour Duras, Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, Paris, France
    Louise Bourgeois, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka City, Japan
    Louise Bourgeois: Drawings, École Nationale des Beaux-Art de Bourges, Bourges, France
    Louise Bourgeois. Pensées-Plumes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Pensées-Plumes, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures, environnements, dessins. 1938-1995, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
    The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale, Gravelines, France
    The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

    1994    
    The Locus of Memory, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., US (Travelling Exhibition)
    The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen und Installationen, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
    The Louise Bourgeois Papers. A Promised Gift to the Archives of American Art, Archives of American Art, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois: The Art of Assemblage, Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, US
    The Red Rooms, Peter Blum, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois. Etchings, Galerie Espace, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Louise Bourgeois: The Personages, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, US
    The Locus of Memory, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, US (Travelling Exhibition)

    1993    
    XLV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, American Pavilion, Venice, Italy
    Louise Bourgeois, Ginny Williams Family Foundation, Denver, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico
    Louise Bourgeois. Personnages, 1940s, Installations, 1990s, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Etchings, Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, US

    1992    
    Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
    Installation of recent acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, East Wing, Washington D.C., US
    Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1947-1991, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, US
    The Fabric Workshop's 15th Anniversary. Annual Benefit Honoring Louise Bourgeois and Anne d'Harnoncourt, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, Second Floor, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Currents 21: Louise Bourgeois, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois. C.O.Y.O.T.E., Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, US

    1991    
    Louise Bourgeois. L'Œuvre gravée, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Recent Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

    1990    
    Bronzen der 40er und 50er Jahre, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois: Drawings and Sculpture, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. 1939-89. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
    Louise Bourgeois: Bronze Sculpture and Drawings, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Four Decades, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, US
    Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures and Drawings, Monica Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
    Louise Bourgeois. 1984-89, Riverside Studios, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, Karsten Schubert, London, UK

    1989    
    Louise Bourgeois: Legs, Ydessa Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
    Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Selected Works, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US
    Louise Bourgeois. 100 Zeichnungen, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
    Recent Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Art Gallery of York University, North Yorkshire, UK
    Louise Bourgeois. Works from the Sixties, Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Works from the 50s, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Progressions and Regressions, Galerie Lelong, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois – Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Dessins 1940/86, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

    1988    
    Louise Bourgeois. Work 1943-1987, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Works On Paper, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Gallery of Art, Washington University, St Louis, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1939-1987, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

    1987    
    Louise Bourgeois, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, US
    Paintings and Drawings, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, US
    Sculpture 1947-1955, Gallery Paul Anglim, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, US
    Louise Bourgeois, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Paintings from the 1940s, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

    1986    
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, US
    Louise Bourgeois, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
    Eyes, The Doris Feldmann Plaza, New York, US

    1985
    Louise Bourgeois, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospektive 1947-1984, Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospektive 1947-1984, Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)

    1984    
    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

    1983    
    Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (Travelling Exhibition)
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Akron Art Museum, Akron, US (Travelling Exhibition)

    1982    
    Bourgeois Truth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)

    1981    
    Louise Bourgeois. Femme Maison, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, US

    1980
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture: The Middle Years 1955-1970, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, US
    The Iconography of Louise Bourgeois, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, US

    1979
    Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, US
    Louise Bourgeois. Matrix / Berkeley 17, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US

    1978
    Triangles. New Scu

Selected Awards

  • 2007    
    Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Austrian Honour Medal for Science and Arts)

    2002    
    Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts (Painting and Sculpture), Wolf Foundation, Israel
    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign, US

    2000    
    Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston, US
    Honorary Member, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria

    1999    
    Wexner Center Honoree
    Leon d'oro, XLVIII Esposizione Internationale d'arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    Praemium Imperiale, Award of Japan

    1996    
    National Medal of Arts presented by President Clinton at the White House, Washington D.C., US

    1995    
    Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, US

    1991    
    Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center, Washington D.C. , US (First Recipient)
    Grand Prix National de Sculpture, Ministère de la Culture, France

    1990    
    Edward MacDowell Medal, MacDowell Colony, New York, US

    1989    
    Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, College Art Association

    1987    
    Honorary Doctorate, The New School, New York, US
    Golden Medal of Honor for Excellence in Art, National Arts Club, New York, US

    1984    
    President's Fellows Award, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, US
    Officier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France

    1983    
    Selected Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, US
    Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, US

    1981    
    Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston, US

    1980    
    Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts from Women's Caucus for Art

    1977    
    Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, US

    1973    
    Artist Grant, National Endowment for the Arts

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Selected Press

2022-01-14 한겨레
2022-01-00 Art in Culture
2020-07-00 Christie's Magazine
2020-06-22 The New York Times
2020-06-00 HARPER'S BAZAAR
2017-10-07 Financial Times
2017-09-22 The NEW YORKER
2015-07-00 Hauser&Wirth
2015-07-00 Hauser&Wirth
‘If This Doesn’t Touch You, I Have Failed’: Watch Louise Bourgeois Demonstrate How She Sculpted Her Own Hands   pdf Artnet News
Jenny Holzer curates Louise Bourgeois: ‘She was infinite’   pdf Wallpaper*
Jenny Holzer highlights the ‘sheer murderousness’ of Louise Bourgeois’s work in unique collaboration   pdf The Art Newspaper
Louise Bourgeois: How a great sculptor finally found fame   pdf Independent
유년기 부모에 대한 분노와 상처… 예술로 녹여내다   pdf 세계일보
등을 돌려도 다 보이는 나   pdf 한겨레
See the world of Louise Bourgeois through the eyes of Jenny Holzer   pdf Dazed
유년의 상처에서 나온 서슬퍼런 증오...아흔 넘어 내민 용서의 손길   pdf 경향신문
드러내고 인정하는 상처…’치유’에 닿다   pdf 헤럴드경제
나긋하지만 단호한   pdf Art in Culture
ART LOG: 루이스 부르주아 유칼립투스의 향기   pdf Public Art
The Smell of Eucalyptus; Louise Bourgeois   pdf Noblian
겹겹이 그린 나뭇잎으로…유년의 상처 덮은 거장   pdf 매일경제
Louise Bourgeois' etchings turn inward to explore motherhood, nature   pdf The Korea Times
상처 치유하는 내면의 거울, 거장 루이스 부르주아의 미술   pdf 한국일보
해외 스타작가 작품 떴다, 한국 미술팬 눈이 즐겁다   pdf 중앙일보
[문화현장] 캔버스에 담긴 찬란한 꽃들의 순간   pdf SBS News
'현대미술 대모' 따스한 치유의 손길을 내밀다   pdf 한국경제
예술로 상처 치유한 루이스 부르주아…국제 갤러리 개인전   pdf 매일경제
Is It Fair to Call Louise Bourgeois “Freud’s Daughter”?   pdf HYPERALLERGIC
Mother figures   pdf Christie's Magazine
From Celine, a Pendant Designed by a Sculptor   pdf The New York Times
거미 부모   pdf HARPER'S BAZAAR
Louise Bourgeois’s Iconic Spider Sculptures Have a Surprising History   pdf ARTnews
Louise Bourgeois’sI Do, I Undo, I Redo   pdf Frieze
How Louise Bourgeois Investigated the Power of Materials   pdf Frieze
That kindly spider   pdf Financial Times
Louise Bourgeois Was More Than a Sculptor   pdf The NEW YORKER
THE IDENTITY AS A WOMAN SHINES IN A CELL   pdf Beyond
Louise Bourgeois – the reluctant hero of feminist art   pdf The Guardian
A Look Inside the Louise Bourgeois House, Just How She Left It   pdf The New York Times
Simon Rocha and Louise Bourgeois   pdf Hauser&Wirth
Structures of Existence   pdf Hauser&Wirth
트라우마를 치유하는 눈   pdf S
가늘고 긴 저 브론즈, 인간의 고독이 보이는가   pdf 중앙일보
층층이 쌓인 상처, 조각으로 보듬다   pdf 한국경제
켜켜이 쌓인 파편에 담긴 깊은 상처   pdf 매일경제
루이스 부르주아와의 인터뷰   pdf GQ