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Julian Schnabel: Biographical Documents






Born 1951, Brooklyn, New York

Lives and works in New York; Montauk, New York; and San Sebastian, Spain.



1969–1973, University of Houston, Texas, BFA

1973–1974, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, New York



Julian Schnabel: The Re-Use of 2017 by 2018. The re-use of Christmas, birthdays. The re-use of a joke. The re-use of air and water., Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, May 18–June 22, 2018.


Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, April 21–August 5, 2018.




Julian Schnabel: Sculptures & Tarps, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz, Switzerland, December 17, 2017–April 6, 2018.


Julian Schnabel: Paintings and Printed Works, 1991–2016, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany, October 28–February 3, 2018.


Julian Schnabel: Re-Reading, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, September 14–October 14, 2017.


Julian Schnabel, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Germany, July 1–November 26, 2017.


Julian Schnabel: “Paintings that I Hope Philip and David Would Like,” The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, May 1–August 14, 2017. (Pamphlet)


Julian Schnabel: Shiva Paintings, Galerie Templon, Paris, March 11–May 13, 2017.


Julian Schnabel: New Plate Paintings, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, February 24–March 25, 2017. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings 1978–86, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, November 4, 2016–February 19, 2017. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, October 20–November 19, 2016.


Julian Schnabel: Infinity on Trial, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, March 18–April 30, 2016.


Julian Schnabel: 6 Rose Paintings, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland, February 14–March 8, 2016.




Jack Climbed Up the Beanstalk to the Sky of Illimitableness Where Everything Went Backwards, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, October 19–December 19, 2015.


Julian Schnabel, University of Michigan Museum of Art, July 5–September 27, 2015.


Julian Schnabel: Portrait of Olatz, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 12–September 13, 2015.




The Dizziness of Freedom, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, September 5–October 4, 2014.


Julian Schnabel: LA NIL – Pinturas 1988–2014, Museo de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, September 3–December 7, 2014. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings 1989-1990, Gagosian Gallery, New York, April 17–May 31, 2014.


Julian Schnabel: Every Angel Has a Dark Side, Dairy Art Centre, London, April 25–July 27, 2014.


An Artist Has a Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails): 15 Paintings Over the Last Decade, Dallas Contemporary, April 11–August 4, 2014.


Julian Schnabel: Flag Painting, Karma, New York, March 24–April 26, 2014. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut, November 11, 2013–March 2014. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: a cura di Italo Tomassoni, Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy, April 20–June 23, 2013. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, August 8–September 10 2012.


Julian Schnabel: Deus ex machina, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, April 26–July 28, 2012. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Polaroïds, 18 Gallery at Bund18, Shanghai, October 27, 2011–December 8, 2011.


Julian Schnabel: Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of Seeing, Museo Correr, Venice, June 4–November 27, 2011.


Julian Schnabel, Forma – Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, May 19–August 28, 2011.


Julian Schnabel: Polaroids, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, January 15–April 17, 2011.




Julian Schnabel: Art and Film, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, September 1, 2010–January 2, 2011. (Catalogue; text by David Moos)


Julian Schnabel, Polaroids. Beyond Infinity and Grandview, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, June 1–July 4, 2010. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Polaroids, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, May 30–July 11, 2010. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Navigation Drawings, Robilant + Voena, London, February 9–March 4, 2010. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel, Chang Art Gallery, Beijing, September 12–November 7, 2009.


Julian Schnabel: Prints 1983–1998, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, The Philippines, June 13–July 6, 2009.


Julian Schnabel Recent Work, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, The Philippines, June 13–July 6, 2009.


Julian Schnabel: Prints Retrospective 1983–Present, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, June 5–July 10, 2009. Traveled to: Chang Art Gallery, Beijing, September 12–October 12, 2009.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Forsblom, Finland, April 16–May 24, 2009.


Julian Schnabel, Fortune Cookie Projects, HT Contemporary Space, Singapore, March 29–April 20, 2009.




Julian Schnabel: Untitled (Chinese Paintings), organized by Phillips de Pury & Company in partnership with Robilant + Voena. Traveled to: The Saatchi Gallery, London, October 9, 2008–January 18, 2009; as Julian Schnabel: Untitled (Chinese Mirror Paintings), Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, July 3–September 6, 2009. (Catalogue; texts by David Moos and Tracey Emin)


Julian Schnabel, Christ’s Last Day Atto II, Robliant + Voena, London, April 23–May 22, 2008. (Catalogue; text by Norman Rosenthal)


Julian Schnabel: The Conscious Gaze of Frightened Young Nuns, The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helinski, Finland, March 8–April 13, 2008. (Catalogue; texts by Berndt Arell, Marja Sakari, David Salle, Ingrid Pfeiffer)


Julian Schnabel, New Work, Galerie Forsblom, Finland, March 6–April 13, 2008.


Julian Schnabel, Christ’s Last Day, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, February 21–March 22, 2008. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Navigation Drawings, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, January 8–February 16, 2008. (Catalogue; text by David Moos)




Schnabel in Bejing, Beijing World Art Museum, China, September 12–October 14, 2007. Traveled as Schnabel in Hong Kong to: West Warwick House, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, November 6–27, 2007; The Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China, as Julian Schnabel, January 19–February 18, 2008; Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, March 19–April 6, 2008. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck & Other Works, Schloss Derneburg, Germany, June –October 2007. (Catalogue; texts by Bonnie Clearwater, Rudi Fuchs, and Georg Baselitz)


Schnabel: Paintings 1976–2006, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, May 4–June 17, 2007. Traveled to: Rotonda della Bessana, Milan, June 27–September 16, 2007; International Contemporary Center of San Sebastian,

Donoztia-Tabacalera, San Sebastián, Spain, July 27–October 21, 2007. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper, McClain Gallery, Houston, February 2007.




Julian Schnabel, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, July 6–August 19, 2006.


Julian Schnabel: Amor Misericordioso, McClain Gallery, Houston, January 26–March 4, 2006. (Catalogue; texts by Eduardo Cicelyn and William Gaddis)




Julian Schnabel: Opere grafiche, LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea, Trieste, Italy, December 15, 2005– February 11, 2006.


Julian Schnabel: Pintura del Siglo XXI, Robliant + Voena, London, October 20–November 25, 2005.


Julian Schnabel: Great Big Paintings, Galerie Daniel Blau and Galerie Sabine Knust - Maximilian Verlag, Munich, May 12–June 25, 2005.


Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings, C & M Arts, New York, April 7–June 4, 2005. (Catalogue; text by Robert Pincus-Witten)




Julian Schnabel: Sculpture, C & M Arts, New York, September 28–October 27, 2004. (Catalogue; text by Robert Mnuchin)


Julian Schnabel in the 90s, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, April 3–May 31, 2004.


Julian Schnabel: New Paintings, Galleria Cardi & Co., Milan, February 3–March 31, 2004. (Catalogue; text by Max Hollein)


Julian Schnabel: Malerei/Paintings 1978–2003, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, January 29–April 25, 2004. Traveled to: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, June 3–September 13, 2004; Mostra d’Oltramare, Naples, Italy, October 2004–January 2005. (Catalogue; texts by Maria de Corral, Robert Fleck, Max Hollein, Ingrid Pfeiffer, and Kevin Power)




Julian Schnabel: New Indian Paintings and Selected Sculpture, PaceWildenstein, New

York, October 16–November 15, 2003. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, March 14–April 20, 2002 and Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, March 21–May 4, 2002. (Catalogue; text by Robert Rosenbaum)



Julian Schnabel, Galleria Cardi & Co., Milan and Gallery Gian Enzo Sperone, New York, March 22–May 31, 2001. (Catalogue)




Recent Paintings by Julian Schnabel, Fernandos Santos Galeria, Porto, May 2000.


Julian Schnabel. La Blusa Rosa: Painting from the 90’s, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki,

March 29–April 24, 2000.




Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street and 142 Greene Street, New York, April 22–June 5, 1999 (extended to July 1). (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: New Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, January 23–March 20, 1999. (Catalogue; texts by William Gaddis and Charles Bukowski)


Julian Schnabel, Galleria 1000 Eventi, Milan, January 19–February 27, 1999.


Julian Schnabel, South London Gallery, January 13–February 28, 1999.




Julian Schnabel, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, August 8–September 27, 1998.


Julian Schnabel, Art in Embassies Program: United States Embassy, Rome, May 8, 1998–March 21, 2001.


Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, April 10–May 23, 1998.




Julian Schnabel, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, 1997.


Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, October 31–December 13, 1997. (Catalogue; text by Guillermo Cabrera Infante)


Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings 1979–1990, Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, October 29, 1997–March 30, 1998.


Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, March 7–April, 19, 1997.




Julian Schnabel: Fruhe Werke 1972–1982, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1996.


Julian Schnabel, Gallerie d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, November 22, 1996–January 30, 1997. (Catalogue; texts by Lorenzo Sassoli di Bianchi, Danilo Eccher, Rene Ricard, and Norman Rosenthal)


Julian Schnabel: Ego y La Lluvia, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, May 16–June 22, 1996. (Catalogue; text by Miquel Fernandez-Cid)


Julian Schnabel: The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi, Galerie Kyoko Chirathivat, Bangkok, May 2–July 24, 1996. (Catalogue; text by Bernice Rose)


Julian Schnabel, Waddington Galleries, London, March 5–April 4, 1996. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Sperone Westwater, New York, February 17–March 23, 1996.


Julian Schnabel: The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street,

New York, February 15–March 23, 1996. (Catalogue; text by Bernice Rose)




Julian Schnabel Pinturas, Palacio Revillagigedo Centro Internacional de Arte, Gijón, Spain, 1995. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1995.


Julian Schnabel: The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi, The Pink Blouse That I Like The Most And Other Pink Paintings, Jablonka Gallery, Cologne, November 10, 1995–January 20, 1996. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: 200 Paintings for CRIA (Community Research Initiative on AIDS), Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, June 6– July 15, 1995.


Julian Schnabel, Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona, February 23–May 7, 1995. (Catalogue; Rosa Maria Malet, Paul Miller, and Carter Ratcliff)




Julian Schnabel: Cy and Olmo, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1994.


Julian Schnabel, Sala de Exposiciones REKALDE, Bilbao, December 1, 1994–January 15, 1995. (Catalogue; texts by Javier Gonzalez de Durana and Javier Maderuelo)


Julian Schnabel: Retrospectiva, Museo de Monterrey, Mexico, September 29–November 27, 1994. Traveled to: Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, January 26–March 26, 1995. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Jane Birkin Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, June 14–September 9, 1994.


Julian Schnabel: Opere Recenti, Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, May 12–July 15, 1994. (Catalogue; text by the artist)


Julian Schnabel: Boni Lux, PaceWildenstein, New York, March 25–April 23, 1994. (Catalogue)




Los Patos del Buen Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 1993.


Julian Schnabel, Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami, 1993.


Julian Schnabel: Pinturas del Invierno de 1993 para Olatz, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, November 17–December 16, 1993. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper 1976–1992, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, February 5–March 6, 1993. (Catalogue; interview by Francesco Clemente)




Julian Schnabel: Sculpture, Waddington Galleries, London, 1992.


Julian Schnabel: Prints, Pace Editions, New York, 1992.


Julian Schnabel: New Paintings, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1992.


Julian Schnabel: Hurricane Bob, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, May 26–June 26, 1992.



Julian Schnabel: Olatz, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, April 24–May 30, 1992. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: The End of the Summer, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, April 24–May 23, 1992. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Virginia de lujo, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, 1991. (Catalogue; text by Peter Handke)


Julian Schnabel: Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, (organized by Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich), La Chanterelle, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1991.


Julian Schnabel: Mito y Magia en America, Los Ochenta, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, A.C., Mexico, 1991.


Julian Schnabel: Graphische Arbeiten 1983–1991, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, 1991. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel & Early Tapestries, Galerie Feuerle, Cologne, 1991.


Julian Schnabel, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, 1991.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie de Poche, Paris, 1991.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, 1991.


Julian Schnabel, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, September 27–November 29, 1991. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel, Maison Carré, Nîmes, 1990.


Julian Schnabel, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, 1990.


Julian Schnabel: Paintings, Duson Gallery, Seoul, September 28–October 15, 1990 (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Sculpture 1987–1990, The Pace Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, May 1–June 29, 1990. (Catalogue; text by Rene Ricard)


Julian Schnabel: Tahiti Paintings, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, April 21–May 16, 1990. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: Fox Farm Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York, December 1, 1989–January 6, 1990. (Catalogue; text by Thomas McEvilley)


Julian Schnabel, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, October 14, 1989–January 15, 1990. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Arbeiten auf Papier 1975–1988, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel, May 21–July 17, 1989. Traveled to: Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nîmes, October 26, 1989–January 3, 1990; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, February 7–April 1, 1990; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, April 12–May 20, 1990; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, May 26–July 1, 1990; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 14 – September 30, 1990. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: New Drawings, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, September 8–30, 1989. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel/ Kabuki Paintings, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, June 10–July 23, 1989. Traveled to: Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, as Julian Schnabel: The Kabuki Paintings, September 15–October 22, 1989. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Oeuvres Nouvelles (Cheers to an Empty Glass), capc Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France, May 5–September 24, 1989. (Catalogue)



Julian Schnabel, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, 1988.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, 1988.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1988.


Julian Schnabel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1988. (Catalogue; text by Suzanne Landrau and interview by

Giancarlo Politi)


Julian Schnabel, Waddington Galleries, London, November 23–December 23, 1988. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: Reconocimientos Pinturas del Carmen, Cuartel del Carmen, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, October 1988. Traveled to: Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, May 21–July 23, 1989. (Catalogue; texts by William Gaddios, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Diego Cortez, and Kevin Power)


Julian Schnabel: Crows Flying the Black Flag of Themselves, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas, May 31–July 31, 1988. (Catalogue; texts by Elizabeth Ward and Alison de Lima Greene)




Julian Schnabel, Hoffman/Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, 1987.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, 1987.


Julian Schnabel, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, 1987.


Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, April 4–25, 1987. (Catalogue)


Currents 10: Julian Schnabel, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, March 6–April 26, 1987. (Catalogue; text by Russell Bowman)




Julian Schnabel, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, 1986.


Julian Schnabel: The Kabuki Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York, October 31–November 29, 1986. (Catalogue; text by Wilfried Dickhoff)


Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1975–1986, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, September 19–October 26, 1986. Traveled to: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, January 14–March 22, 1987; Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, April 30–June 17, 1987; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York as Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1975–1987, November 5, 1987–January 10, 1988; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, February 11–April 3, 1988; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, May 27–August 14, 1988. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel: New Etchings, Pace Editions, New York, 1985. (Catalogue; text by Gert Schiff)


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1985.


Julian Schnabel: Angelo d’oro, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, October 1985. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Waddington Galleries, London, October 2–26, 1985. (Catalogue; text by Donald Kuspit)




Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1984.


Julian Schnabel, The Pace Gallery, New York, November 2–December 1, 1984. (Catalogue; text by Gert Schiff)


Julian Schnabel: Printed on Velvet, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Nagoya, September 1–29, 1984. Traveled to: Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, October 8–27, 1984. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel: The Aluminum Paintings, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, March 5–31, 1984. (Catalogue; text by the artist)




Julian Schnabel, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1983.


Julian Schnabel, Galleria Mario Diacono, Rome, 1983.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, 1983.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1983.


Julian Schnabel, Castelli Graphics, New York, 1983.


Julian Schnabel, Waddington Galleries, London, November 30–December 23, 1983. (Catalogue; text by David Robbins, et al.)


Julian Schnabel: Drawings, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, November 14 –December 10, 1983. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, June 18–August 28, 1983. (Catalogue)




Julian Schnabel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1982.


Julian Schnabel, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 1982.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1982.


Julian Schnabel, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, 1982.


Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, October 2–30, 1982.


Julian Schnabel, The Tate Gallery, London, June 30–September 5, 1982. (Catalogue; texts by the artist and

Richard Francis)


Julian Schnabel/ MATRIX 52, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, May–July 1982. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, January 28–March 14, 1982. (Catalogue; texts by Edy de Wilde, Rene Ricard, and Alexander van Grevenstein)




Julian Schnabel, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1981.


Julian Schnabel, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, October 3–November 15, 1981. (Catalogue)


Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, April 4–May 7, 1981.




Julian Schnabel, Young/Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, 1980.


Julian Schnabel, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 1980.




Julian Schnabel, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, 1979.


Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, November 10–December 6, 1979.


Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, February 10–May 8, 1979.




Julian Schnabel, Galerie December, Düsseldorf, 1978.




Julian Schnabel, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, February 20–March 7, 1976.