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Lucas Samaras: Biographical Documents

 

LUCAS SAMARAS

 

SELECTED ONE-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS




DATES

Born 1936, Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece

 

EDUCATION

1955–1959, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1959, Columbia University, New York, New York



2016

 

Lucas Samaras AutoPolaroids, 1969–71, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, June 9–August 12, 2016. (Catalogue)

 

Dreams in Dust: Lucas Samaras Pastels, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, May 6–August 21, 2016. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras, Pace Prints, New York, February 25–March 19, 2016.

 

2015

 

Lucas Samaras: Chairs and Pastels, Peder Lund, Oslo, May 9–August 29, 2015.

 

Samaras: Album 2, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, May 2–June 27 (extended through August 28), 2015. (Catalogue)

 

2014

 

Lucas Samaras: Reflections, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 21–November 16, 2014.

 

Lucas Samaras: Prints and Albums, Pace Prints, New York, February 27–March 8, 2014.

 

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 24–September 1, 2014.

 

2013

 

Lucas Samaras Pastels, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, June 7–August 9, 2013. (Catalogue)

 

2012

 

Lucas Samaras: XYZ, Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York, September 28–October 27, 2012. (Catalogue)

 

2011

 

Lucas Samaras: Photoworks, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, March 1–April 16, 2011.

 

2010

 

Lucas Samaras: Poses, The Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, November 9–December 24, 2010. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Polaroids from the 70s, Peder Lund, Oslo, March 6–April 10, 2010.

 

2009

 

Lucas Samaras: Paraxena, 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Greek Pavilion, June 7–November 22, 2009. (Catalogue)

 

2008

 

Lucas Samaras: NYC Chairs, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, February 22–March 29, 2008. (Catalogue)

 

New Histories of Photography 13: Lucas Samaras, International Center of Photography, New York, January 18–May 4, 2008. (Catalogue)

 

2007

 

Lucas Samaras, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, October 12–November 17, 2007. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Sculptures, Pastels and Photographs, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, April 13–June 9, 2007.

 

2006

 

Lucas Samaras: iMovies, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, September 12–October 7, 2006.

 

2005

 

Lucas Samaras: PhotoFlicks (iMovies) and PhotoFictions (A to Z), PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, April 8–May 7, 2005 and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, April 8–April 30, 2005. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: A Retrospective. Organized by the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Athens. Traveled to: National Gallery of Greece, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, April 6–June 30 (extended through July 31), 2005. (Catalogue)

 

2004

 

Lucas Samaras, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, October 21–November 27, 2004.

 

Lucas Samaras: Photofictions, Waddington Galleries, London, March 23–April 17, 2004. (Catalogue)

 

2003

 

Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 13, 2003–February 8, 2004. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Photofictions, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, November 11, 2003–January 17, 2004. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Mutations, Galerie Xippas, Paris, November 7–December 14, 2002. (Catalogue)

 

2001

 

Lucas Samaras: Paint, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, November 14, 2001–January 5, 2002. (Catalogue)

 

2000

 

Lucas Samaras: Sittings 1978–1980, Galerie Xippas, Paris, May 4–June 10, 2000. (Catalogue)

 

1999

 

Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions, Jay Grimm, New York, March 11–April 17, 1999.

 

1998

 

Lucas Samaras: Gold, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, November 18, 1998–January 2, 1999. (Catalogue)

 

1997

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, July 31–September 20, 1997.

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations 1973–1976, Galerie Xippas, Paris, April 19–June 21, 1997. (Catalogue)

 

1996

 

Lucas Samaras: Pastels, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, November 14, 1996–January 11, 1997.

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations 1973–1976, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, November 8–December 14, 1996. (Joint catalogue with Lucas Samaras: Kiss Kill—Perverted Geometry—Inedibles—Self-Absorption exhibition)

 

Lucas Samaras: Kiss Kill—Perverted Geometry—Inedibles—Self-Absorption, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 24–November 30, 1996. (Catalogue)

 

1995

 

Lucas Samaras, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, February–March 1995.

 

1994

 

Lucas Samaras: Cubes, Pragmata and Trapezoids, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, October 21–November 26, 1994. (Catalogue)

 

1993

 

Lucas Samaras: Pastels, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, February 20–March 20, 1993. (Catalogue)

 

1992

 

The Photographs of Lucas Samaras: Selections from a Recent Gift, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, August 29–December 1, 1992.

 

1991

 

Lucas Samaras: Slices of Abstraction, Slivers of Passion and/or Mere Decor, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 25–November 30, 1991. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras—Self: 1961–1991, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, October 13–December 15, 1991. Traveled to: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, April 11–May 24, 1992. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras, Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris, September 14–October 19, 1991.

 

Lucas Samaras, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, February 28–March 30, 1991. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Recent Works, Hokin Gallery Inc., Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, January 25–February 15, 1991.

 

1990

 

Lucas Samaras, Waddington Galleries, London, June 20–July 14, 1990. (Catalogue)

 

1989

 

Samaras: Photographs, 1969–1987, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, October 1–November 26, 1989.

 

Samaras on Paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 11, 1989–February 25, 1990.

 

1988

 

Lucas Samaras: Boxes and Mirrored Cell, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 28–November 26, 1988. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Figures and Still Life, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, October 27–November 26, 1988. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Objects and Subjects 1969–1986, Denver Art Museum, May 7–July 10, 1988. Traveled to: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., August 12–October 16, 1988; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, November 26, 1988–January 22, 1989; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, March 6–April 30, 1989; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, June 13–August 13, 1989; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 20–November 12, 1989. (Catalogue)

 

1987

 

Lucas Samaras: Chairs and Drawings, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, February 6–March 7, 1987. (Catalogue)

 

1986

 

Lucas Samaras: Spectators, Pastels, and Panoramas, Mayor Gallery, London, September 9–October 3, 1986.

 

Lucas Samaras, Serpentine Gallery, London, September 6–October 12, 1986.

 

Lucas Samaras, Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, March 27–April 19, 1986.

 

Lucas Samaras: Panoramas and Adjustments, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, February 20–March 22, 1986.

 

1985

 

Lucas Samaras: Paintings, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 18–November 16, 1985. (Catalogue)

 

1984

 

Lucas Samaras: Pastels, Wildenstein and Company, New York, January 18–March 2, 1984.

 

Lucas Samaras: Chairs, Heads, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, January 13–February 11, 1984. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Panoramas, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, January 13–February 11, 1984. (Joint catalogue with Lucas Samaras: Chairs Heads exhibition)

 

1983

 

Lucas Samaras, Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, December 7, 1983–January 14, 1984.

 

Lucas Samaras: Photos Polaroid Photographs, 1969–1983, Organized by the Polaroid International Collection. Traveled to: Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, September 21–November 27, 1983; Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Fribourg, Switzerland, December 16–January 29, 1984; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, April 13–May 20, 1984; International Center of Photography, New York, July 13–August 19, 1984; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, 1984; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, January 13–February 10, 1985; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, July 6–September 1, 1985; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, March 8–April 13, 1986; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables; Serpentine Gallery, London; Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Photographic Research Center, Boston, November 13–December 19, 1986; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. (Catalogue)

 

1982

 

Lucas Samaras: Pastels and Bronzes, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, February 19–March 20, 1982. Concurrent with: Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, February 5–March 6, 1982; and Mayor Gallery, London, March 2–April 7, 1982. (Catalogue)

 

1981

 

Samaras: Pastels, Denver Art Museum, October 3–December 27, 1981. Traveled to: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, January 27–March 7, 1982; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, March 21–May 9, 1982; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June 27–August 22, 1982; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, September 15–October 31, 1982; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, November 29, 1982–January 1, 1983; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, January 18–March 20, 1983. (Catalogue)

 

Samaras, Galerie Watari, Tokyo, May 20–July 7, 1981. (Catalogue)

 

1980

 

Lucas Samaras: Sittings 8 x 10, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, December 15, 1980–January 10, 1981. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions, Photo-Transformations, The Pace Gallery, Columbus, November 29, 1980–January 5, 1981.

 

Currents 8: Lucas Samaras Reconstructions 1979–1980, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri, August 15–October 12, 1980. (Brochure)

 

Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, April 18–May 17, 1980.

 

1979

 

Lucas Samaras: New Reconstructions, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, November 29, 1979–January 5, 1980. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, May 5–June 6, 1979. (Catalogue)

 

1978

 

Lucas Samaras: Reconstructions and Photo-Transformations, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, December 9, 1978–January 28, 1979.

 

Lucas Samaras, Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, May 10–June 17, 1978.

 

Lucas Samaras, Mayor Gallery, London, March 2–April 1, 1978.

 

Samaras: Reconstructions, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, February 18–March 18, 1978. (Catalogue)

 

1977

 

Viewpoints: Lucas Samaras, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, December 17, 1977–January 15, 1978.

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations with Polaroid SX-70, Zabriskie Gallery, Paris. November 29–December 21, 1977.

 

1976

 

Lucas Samaras: Phantasmata, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, December 4, 1976–January 8, 1977. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Himself and Others, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, November 10–December 3, 1976.

 

1975

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, November 17–December 14, 1975. Traveled to: University of North Dakota Art Gallery, Grand Forks, February 17–March 10, 1976; Wright State University Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, April 4–25, 1976; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, May 7–June 7, 1976; Modern Art Pavilion, Seattle Art Museum, June 18–July 18, 1976; A.C.A. Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, August 15–September 15, 1976. (Catalogue)

 

Samaras and Some Others, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 25–November 27, 1975. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras, Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, May 5–31, 1975. (Catalogue)

 

Samaras 1974, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 3–April 13, 1975. (Brochure)

 

1974

 

Lucas Samaras: Photo-Transformations, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, March 23–April 27, 1974. (Catalogue)

 

1972

 

Lucas Samaras: New Chicken Wire Boxes, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, December 2, 1972–January 3, 1973.

 

Lucas Samaras, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 18, 1972–January 7, 1973. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: AutoPolaroids, Boxes, Chairs, Harcus-Krakow Gallery, Boston, January 11–February 12, 1972.

 

1971

 

Lucas Samaras, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, October 30–December 12, 1971.

 

Lucas Samaras: Boxes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 30–December 12, 1971. (Catalogue)

 

Lucas Samaras: Part II: Stiff Boxes, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 16–November 2, 1971.

 

Lucas Samaras: Part I: Auto-Polaroids, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, September 25–October 14, 1971.

 

1970

 

Lucas Samaras, Kunstverein Museum, Hannover, 1970.

 

Lucas Samaras: Chair Transformations, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 3–31, 1970. (Catalogue)

 

1969

 

Lucas Samaras, Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne, October–November 1969.

 

Lucas Samaras: Book, Sachs Print Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, August 4–September 10, 1969.

 

1968

 

Lucas Samaras: Boxes/Transformations, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 12–November 12, 1968.

 

1966

 

Samaras: Selected Works, 1960–1966, The Pace Gallery, 9 West 57th Street, New York, October 8–November 5, 1966. (Catalogue)

 

1964

 

Lucas Samaras: Boxes, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, November 24, 1964–January 3, 1965.

 

Lucas Samaras, Green Gallery, New York, September 16–October 10, 1964.

 

1962

 

Lucas Samaras, Sun Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, Summer 1962.

 

1961

 

Lucas Samaras: Pastels, Plasters, Boxes, Etcetera, Green Gallery, New York, December 5–23, 1961.

 

1959

 

Lucas Samaras, Reuben Gallery, New York, November 6–26, 1959.

 

1958

 

Lucas Samaras, Art House, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 1958.

 

1955

 

Scholarship Exhibition, Art House, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Fall 1955.



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