Chronik

1945
Born: Minneapolis, MN
1968
University of Minnesota, B.F.A.,
1970
University of Minnesota, M.F.A.,
1987
National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship
Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS)
Lives and works in New York

Ausstellungen

2011
Works of Paper, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2010
Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
2009
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2009
Abstractions by Gallery Artists, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
2009
After Image, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Prescriptions, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2008
American & British Artists, Galleria il Cerchio, Milan, Italy
2008
Party @ Phong's House, curated by Cris Martin, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn
2008
Significant form, The Persistence of Abstraction, Pushkin State
2008
Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
2008
The New American Sublime: Landscape and Abstraction by Contemporary Painters, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008
Shape Shifters: New York Painters, The A.D. Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
2008
Notes From the Loggia, Danese, New York
2007
Il Cerchio, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan
2007
Audacity in Art: Selected Works from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando
2006
The New Landscape/The New Still life: Soutine and Modern Art, Cheim & Read, NY
2006
Barely Minimal, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2006
In Stillness, The Butler Institute of American Art, Howland Township, OH (9/17/06-11/5/06)
2006
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
2004
"Bill Jensen: Duo Duo and Drunken Brush Drawings" Danese, New York (solo)
2004
Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanoga, TN
2004
Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2004
Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2004
The Self-Reliant Spirit, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2004
Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State
2003
Black/White, Danese, New York, NY
2003
Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2003
"Bill Jensen: New Paintings" Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Texas Gallery, Houston (solo)
2002
Bill Jensen: Works on Paper, Danese, New York (solo)
2002
Northern Light, Danese, New York, NY
2002
Boundless/Silence: States of Infinity, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Bill Jensen/ Bill Jensen: Works on Paper, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Mary Boone, New York (solo)
2000
Bill Jensen: Drawing In A Zig Zag Way, Danese, New York (solo)
1999
Bill Jensen: Paintings & Work on Paper, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT (solo)
1998
Mary Boone Gallery, New York (solo)
1998
Original Scale, Apex Art, New York Paintings, Chi Meat, Brooklyn, NY
1998
Small Paintings, Cheim & Read, New York
1998
Bill Jensen, Barry Le Va, Pat Steir: New Work, Danese, New York
1997
After the Fall : Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor
1997
Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1997
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1997
Landscape as Abstraction, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1997
Intimate Universe (Revisited), James Howe Fine Arts Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ
1997
Intimate Universe (Revisited), Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Concept/ Image/ Object: Recent Gifts from The Lannan
1997
Foundation, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1996
The Legacy of American Modernism, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Essence -Twenty Abstract Painters, Radix Gallery, New York
1996
"Recent Drawings" Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York (solo)
1995
Mary Boone Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery New York, NY
Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1994
Nielsen Gallery, Nielsen Gallery Boston, MA (solo)
1994
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1994
Isn't It Romantic?, On Crosby Street, New York
1994
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1993
Abstraction Per Se, The Rubell and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1993
Intimate Universe, Michael Walls Gallery, New York
1993
Intimate Universe, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1993
Painting, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1993
Mary Boone Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1992
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1992
44th Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1992
Abstraction Per Se, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
1992
In the Spirit of Landscape, Nielsen Galleries, Boston, MA
1991
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991
Abstract Painting in the 90's, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
1991
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1991
Margo Leavin Gallery, Margo Leavin Gallery Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1990
From Earth to Archetype, Ledisflam Gallery, New York
1989
Sightings: Drawing with Color, Casa Revilla, Valladolid, Spain
1989
Sightings: Drawing with Color, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
1989
Sightings: Drawings with Color, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
1989
Sightings: Drawings with Color, Rubell and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1989
A Debate on Construction: The Persistence of Painting, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York
1989
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1988
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1988
The Abstract Impulse, Davis/ Mc Clain Gallery, Houston, TX
1988
Past/ Present, Washburn Gallery, New York
1988
Sightings: Drawing with Color, Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain
1987
The Fortieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1987
Disquiet Landscape, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
1987
Twentieth Century Drawing form the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1987
Twentieth Century Drawing from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1987
Twentieth Century Drawing from the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts; The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1987
Twentieth Century Drawing from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
1987
Twentieth Century Drawing from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, Stamford, CT
1987
The Phillips Collection, The Phillips Collection (Travelling Exhibition) Washington, D.C. (solo)
1987
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1986
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1986
The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY (solo)
1986
Major Acquisitions Since 1980, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1986
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting, 1890 -1985, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1986
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting, 1890 -1985, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting, 1890 -1985, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
1986
American/ European Painting & Sculpture 1086, L. A. Louver Galleries, Venice, CA
1986
Intuitive Line, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
1985
Painting 1985, Pam Adler Gallery, New York Between Abstraction and Reality, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
1985
Jo Baer, Heidi Gluck, Bill Jensen, Alfred Leslie, Milton Resnick, Art Galaxy, New York
1985
Painting as Landscape: Views of American Modernism, 1920 – 1984, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1985
Drawing Acquisitions 1981 -1985, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1985
Matter and Spirit, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1985
Universal Limited Art Editions Recent Publications, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1985
Universal Limited Art Editions Recent Publications, Margo Dolan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1985
Scapes, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1985
AIDS Benefit Exhibition: A Selection of Works on Paper, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985
1985 Carnegie International, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1985
1976 -1986: Ten Years of Collecting Contemporary American Art -Selections from the Edward R. Downe, Jr. Collection Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA
1984
Drawing with Respect to Painting, New York Studio School Gallery, New York
1984
Five Painters in New York: Brad Davis, Bill Jensen, Elizabeth Murray, Gary Stephan, John Torreano, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1984
The Meditative Surface, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1984
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1984
Small Works: New Abstract Painting, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1984
Small Works: New Abstract Painting, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1984
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1983
Painting from the Mind's Eye, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus, Greenvale, NY
1983
Content in Abstraction: The Uses of Nature, High Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
1983
Selected Drawings: An Exhibition of works by Sixteen Contemporary Artists, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1983
Affinities: Myron Stout, Bill Jensen, Brice Marden, Terry Winters, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1983
Tendencias en Nueve York, Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid, Spain
1983
Tendencias en Nueva York, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
1983
Twentieth Century Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Recent Acquisitions, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
1982
The Abstract Image, Hamilton Gallery, New York
1982
An Exhibition of Abstract Painting, Art Galaxy, New York Drawings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
1982
The Elizabeth Reed Keller Memorial Exhibition: Stuart Diamond, Louise Fishman, Guy Goodwin, Bill Jensen, Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1982
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1981
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1981
Committed to Paint, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX
1981
The 1981 Painting Invitational, Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York
1981
1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1981
Contemporary Drawings, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California Seven Artist, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY
1980
American Painting: The Eighties -A Critical Interpretation, The American Center, Paris, France The Image Transformed, Art Latitude Gallery
1980
Drawings of a Different Nature, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1980
Washburn Gallery, Washburn Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1979
Appearances, Show Number One, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY
1979
American Painting: The Eighties -A Critical Interpretation, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, NY
1979
American Painting: The Eighties -A Critical Interpretation, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1979
CAP Painting Show, Ruth Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, College at Cortland, Cortland, NY
1979
The 1970's: New American Painting, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1978
Double Take, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1978
Drawing NYC 1978, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
1977
Critic's Choice: John Perreault, 55 Mercer Street, New York
1977
A Painting Show, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P. S.I, Long Island City, NY
1976
Approaching Painting, Part III, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
1976
Rooms, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P. S. 1, Long Island City, NY
1976
Ira Joel Haber, Bill Jensen, Robert Witz, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
1976
Contemporary Painting, The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1975
John Doyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
1975
Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture of the '60s and the '70s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
1975
Fischbach Gallery, Fischbach Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1974
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1974
Vick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1974
Group Exhibition, Gallery Artists Fischbach Gallery, New York
1973
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1973
Fischbach Gallery, Fischbach Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1972
Group Exhibition, Gallery Artists, Fischbach Gallery, New York
1971
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Öffentliche Sammlungen

The Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C.
The Tate Gallery, London
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Worcester Art Museum, MA
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Columbia Green College, Hudson, New York
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Literatur

2007
Yau, John, "Bill Jensen: Paintings" gallery catalogue published by Cheim & Read, February 2007
2001
Thilleman, Tod. "Entelechy: Drawings by Bill Jensen" Columbus, OH: Pavement Saw Press.