Nicolas Africano

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NICOLAS AFRICANO


Born in Kankakee, Illinois in 1948


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1996 Irving Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida
“New Works,” Maypolsky Gallery, Chicago
“Two Sisters: A Work in Progress,” Meyerson & Nowinsky Art Associates, Seattle
1995 “Portraits of Rebecca,” Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1994 “New Paintings and Drawings,” Gallerie Blancpain/Stepcynsky, Geneva
“New Paintings and Sculpture,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1992 Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
“Recent Paintings and Sculpture,” Michael Lord Gallery, Chicago
“Works on Paper,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1991 Espace Art et Culture Ebel, Villa Hardhof, Basel, Switzerland
  “Recent Paintings and Sculpture,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“Recent Work: Paintings and Sculpture,” The Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Recent Works,” Tommy Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles
1990 Susan Wyss Gallery, Zurich
1989-1992 “Innocence and Experience,” The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle (new Drawings and Figurines); Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles; Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee; Macalester Galleries, Janet Wallace Fine Art Center, Macalester College, St. Paul (Drawings and Collages); Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota (Drawings and Collages); Steensland Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota (Drawings and Collages); Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth; , Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1989 East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
“Silent Years,” Dart Gallery, Chicago
1988 Marilyn Butler Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1987 “Lilacs and Smoke: Paintings and Figurines,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
“Still Human,“ Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
1986-1993 “Lost Boy, Laughing Man: Paintings and Figurines from 1985-1986,” The Center for Visual Art, Illinois State University, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio; Dart Gallery, Chicago; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1986 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C. (monoprints)
1985 “Evelina: A Young Girl’s Entry into Society,” Fuller/Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
“Small Scale Works,” Dart Gallery, Chicago
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1984 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1982-1983 “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Crisis Between Knowledge and Faith,” Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“Paintings 1976-1983,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
1983 “Petrouchka Paintings and Other New Work,” Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1981-1982 “The Girl of the Golden West,” Dart Gallery, Chicago; The Green Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Middendorf/
  Lane Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
“Schilderigen,” American Graffiti Gallery, The Netherlands
1980 Galerie ‘T Venster, Rotterdamse Kunstichting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1979 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris “The Battered Woman,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Mayor Gallery, London
1978 “The Man Who Lived in a Hat,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1977 “Daddy’s Old,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“Insulin,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
New Concepts Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
“Personal Information,” Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
1976 University of Illinois, Chicago
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 “In the Pink,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2014 “Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2012-13 “Forty Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2012 “Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections,” Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“The Figure,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Women: By, Of, About,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2011 “Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2010-11 “All That Glitters,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2009 Summer Group Exhibition, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2007 “Images and Words,” Project Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Small Brochure,” CDS Gallery, New York
2005 “Eve,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Particle Theories,” Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey
“Sculpting in Glass,” Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
2003 “American Art Today: Faces and Figures,” The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
“Fire and Form,” Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
2002 “Celebrating 30 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2001-2002 “Magic Vision,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
“Representing Representation V,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
2001 “The Body Project,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“I Love New York,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery
“Objects of Desire II,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Re-Presenting Representation IV,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
2000 “Glass: A Celebration,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1996 “Art at the End of the Twentieth Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1995 “Altered and Irrational Sections form the Permanent Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1994 “Four Painters: Nicolas Africano, Dennis Evans, Alfred Harris, Harold Hollingsworth,” Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1993 “Eight American Artists: Africano, Byron, Katz, Longo, Mullican, Sherman, Salle, Warhol,” Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany
“Five Uses of Space: Africano, Dana, Howey, Kaneda, Moylan,” Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium
“Self Portrait: the Changing Self,” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
1992 “American Figuration (from the Lilja Collection),” Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Hovikodden, Norway
1991 “The Art of Advocacy,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“Images and Likeness: Works from the Permanent Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Prints of the 70’s and 80’s: A Revolving Exhibition of Original Graphics by Nicolas Africano, John Baldessari, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Hugh Kopets, Jack Youngerman,” Fenway Gallery, Lakeside, Michigasn
“Sculptors’ Drawings: Content, Expression, Form,” Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1990 “Contemporary Paintings on Hanji (Korean-made Mulberry Paper) by Non-Oriental Artists,” Seoul Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwachon-si, Kyunggi-do Province, Korea
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1987 “Urgent Messages,” The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
“Romanticism,” Marquette University Art Gallery, Milwaukee
1986 “Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
1985 “The 39th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
“A New Beginning,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
“Seven Artists from New York,” Edward Totah Gallery, London
“Stranj,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
1984 “Aspects of New Narrative Art,” The Berkshire Museum, traveling show
“The Human Condition,” Biennial III, San Francisco
“An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Miami Contemporary Collectors,” Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami
“The National Mid Year Exhibition,” The Butler Institute of Americana Art, Youngstown, Ohio
“Via New York,” Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal Canada
“The Wedding Show,” The Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, New Jersey
1983 “Back to the USA,” Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany
“A Contemporary Collection Loan from the Rothschild Bank Ag Zurich,” La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“Language, Drama, Source & Vision,” The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
“New Image-Pattern & Decoration,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York; David Alfred Smart Gallery
  of the University of Chicago, Illinois
“Made in America: 200 Years of Drawing,” Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
“Self-Portraits,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
1982 “Aspects of Post-Modernism,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
“Baseball Images,” White Columns, New York
“From Pong to Pac-Man,” DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Carol Getz Gallery, Miami
“Group Exhibition,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“New Figuration in America,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
“New York Now,” Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Kunstverein, Munich; Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfallen, Dusseldorf; Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
“Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
1981 “Art on Paper 1981,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
“Aspects of Post-Modernism: Decorative and Narrative Art,” The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
“Contemporary Drawings,” University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California
“Contemporary Drawings in Search of an Image,” University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
“Out of New York,” Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
1980 “American Painting Show,” XII Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, New York
“Aspects of Printmaking in the Seventies,” Meyer Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York, Plattsburg, New York
“Chicago/Chicago,” The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Drawings,” Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
“Drawings: The Pluralist Decade (American Version),” Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
“Etchings,” Nigel Greenwood, Inc., London
“First Person Singular: Recent Self-Portraiture,” Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“Images,” Proctor Art Gallery, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Audrey Strohl Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
“New York on Paper,” Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas
“Les Nouveaux Fauves-Die Neuen Wilden,” Neue Galerie/Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany
“Painting in Relief,” Whitney Museum of American Art (Downtown Branch), New York
“Portraits 1980,” Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
1979 “American Portraits of ‘60s and ‘70s,” Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado
Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Barbara Goldstone Gallery, New York
“Narrative Realism,” Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
“New Image Painting,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Painting from New York Galleries,” James Madison University, Harrison, Virginia; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia; Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia
“Small is Beautiful,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania
“Words and Images,” Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania
1978 “Narration,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
“Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
“The Sense of Self,” Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York
“Various Directions,” Ruth S. Schffner Gallery, Los Angeles
1977 ”American Painting ‘75, ‘76, ‘77,” Museum of the American Foundation for the Arts, Miami; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, New York
“Biennial,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“First Annual,” San Francisco Art Institute, California
“New Painters,” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“A Painting Show,” P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York
“Recent Works on Paper-American Artists,” Madison Art Center Wisconsin


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, New York
Bank of America, San Francisco
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
First Bank, Minneapolis
The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Neuegalerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York