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Geboren in Richmond, California 1940

lebt in New York, Pennsylvania und Santa Fe

 

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

2012 New Navigators, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

2009 Selected Works, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

2008 Color in my Mind
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

2008 Neuerwerbungen zur monochromen Malerei
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

2006 Phil Sims
Wesfälisches Landesmuseum für
Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany

2005 Phil Sims
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

2004 Paintings and Tea Bowls from 2004,
Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

fire / light / color / matter (paintings and tea bowls from 2004),
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2003 fire / light / color / matter (paintings and tea bowls from 2003),
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

2002 The Cologne Painting (Pieta Cycle),
Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Köln, Germany

The Presence of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany

The Stable Paintings, Villa di Biumo, Varese, Italy

2001 Red Spektrum, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany

Neue Bilder, Galerie Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2000 Old and new Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, München, Germany

Bonn Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York

1999 Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1998 Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1996 Marienbad Paintings, Freiburg, Germany

Paintings, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium

The Stable Paintings, Villa di Biumo, Varese, Italy

1995 Paintings, Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

Paintings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

The Stable Paintings, Crosby Street/Stark Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY

1993 Umbrian Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

Painting: Into Blue, Artothek, Köln, Germany

Umbrian Paintings, Quaderni Perugini Di Musica Contemporanea, Pieve Caina, Italy 1992

1992 Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

Two Black Paintings, Galerie Kunstraum Kassel, Kassel, Germany

1991 Paintings, Galerie Conrads, Neuss, Germany

Malerei Pur, Räume von Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany

Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1990 (October), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, NY

(April), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York

1988 Now Color, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1986 Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Drawings, Kingsborough College Art Gallery, City University of New York

New Paintings, Malmö Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden

Paintings, 1979-1985, Queens Museum, New York, New York

1984 Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York

Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany

Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

1983 Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York

Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California

Raum für Malerei, Köln, Germany

1982 Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

1980 Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California

1979 Casat Gallery, LaJolla, California

1977 Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California

1975 Wenger-Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Wasser | Farbe – Colour | Water, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

2009 Sammlung XXL - Ege Kunst- und Kulturstiftung (Sammlung Rosskopf), 5 Jahre Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

A Bit of America
, Galerie Lindner, Vienna, Austria and Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2008/9 Der Mensch verlässt die Erde. Das zweite Jahr im Neubau Kolumba, Komuba, Cologne, Germany

2007 The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

3 New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

All from America (Part one), Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Death and Love in Modern Times, Dinter Fine Art, New York

Painting Painting, Modern Gallery - László Vass Collection, Vesprém, Hungary

2005 The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

2004 Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Rosskopf,
Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg Germany

Wege zur Abstraktion III,
Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2001 La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona Italy

Radical Painting - Farbe beim Wort genommen,
Villa Aichele, Städtische Galerie, Lörrach, Germany

Monochrome/Monochrome?, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, New York

2000 Grau ist nicht Grau, Galerie Gisele Linder Basel, Switzerland

Die Farbe hat mich, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany

Painting, Esso Gallery, New York, New York

1999 The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

Early Radical Painters, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Color-Based Painting, High Modernism, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California

Color-Based Painting, The Root of the Actual, Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, Ohio

1998 The Panza di Biumo Collection, Artists of the Eighties and Nineties,
Gubbio/The Museum of the ducal Place, Gubbio, Italy
(Five paintings created for a specific room. Paintings on view through 2003.)

Color Painting, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1997 Collection Panza di Biumo, 1980-1990, Llonear, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1996 N'oublions Pas le Blanc, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Pittura Contemporanea in Galleria, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia, Italy

La Collezione Panza Di Biumo-artisti degli anni '80 e '90
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy

1995 Color, Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1994 Esposizione Scelsi, Palazzo dei Priori, Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea,
Perugia,
Italia

Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

1991 Three Americans, Galerie Hans Hake, Wiesbaden, Germany

1990 Genovese Gallery, Boston Massachusetts

1988 La Couleur Seule, l'Experience du Monochrome, Musee D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Black in the Light, Genovese Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts

1987 Rigor, John Good Gallery, New York

10 Jahre Kunst, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1986 Spirit Tracks, Big Abstract Drawings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

1984 Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Beauties & Beasts, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, New York

New Abstraction, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1983 New Work, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York

Paint into Image, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

New Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Color Painting, Three New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

Von der Ungleichheit des Ähnlichen in der Kunst
Städtische Galerie, Lüdenscheid, Germany
Städtische Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Kunstverein Unna, Germany
Studio f, Ulm

New York | Linköping, Ostergotlands Lansmuseum, Linköping, Sweden

Installations, Directions on Broadway, New York

1982 Unpunctuated, Grommet Gallery, New York

Small Format, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California

Peintres Americains, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland

Color: Four Painters, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York

Color: Four Painters, Galerie Nordenhake, Malm?, Sweden

1981 Painting: Seven New York Painters, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, New York

Ung Amerikansk Kunst Pa Toppen, Galerie Arnesen, Kopenhagen

1980 Color Painting, Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

Color Painting, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California

1979 Fundamental Color, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

1978 Black & White on Paper, Nobe Gallery, New York, New York

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Phil Sims - Color in my Mind, Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Catalog 2008, Britta E. Buhlmann, Annette Reich, Brigitte Tiezel

Phil Sims - Emotion of Color, Lenbachhaus München, Catalog 2005, Helmut Friedel, Erich Franz

Künstler - Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Ausgabe 71, München 2005
"Phil Sims. Die sinnliche Intelligenz der Farbe" Herbert Köhler

Art News, January 2004, "Phil Sims," Dottie Indyke

San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2001, "Phil Sims at Gross", David Bonetti,

Artnews, Summer 2000, "Up at the Villa" Rachel Donadio

Basler Zeitung, June 28, 2000, "Grau ist nicht Grau," Marion Benz

Santa Fe New Mexican, October 1, 1999, "New Mexico Light Goes beyond Surface" Joe Quattro

Albuquerque Journal North, July 4, 1999, "Artist's Goal Is to Create 'Color Experience'" Craig Sullivan

Albuquerque Journal North, July 2, 1999, "Sims Works Offer One-on-One Experience with Color" Craig Sullivan

San Francisco Examiner May 7, 1999, "Abstraction's Remarkable Return," David Bonetti

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 20, 1999, "Im Studiolo herrscht jetzt die Monochromie" Georg Imdahl

The New York Times, April 24, 1998, "Phil Sims," Ken Johnson

Art in America, May, 1996 "Phil Sims at the Crosby street Project," Lilly Wei

The New York Times July 21, 1995, "Color, Sign, System, Sensibility," Pepe Karmel

Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea "Nuove Prospettive per L'Osservazione Tra Immagine e Musica," Perugia, Italia, Catalogo. 1994, Prof. Michael Bockemühl

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 8. September, 1993, "Farbe als Lebenselixier," Marianne Stockebrand

Malerei Pur Gesellschaft für akustistische Lebenshilfe, Kiel, Germany, Catalog, 1991, Jürgen Paatz

Kunstforum International Bd. 118, 1992 Phil Sims "Two Black Paintings" Michael Hübl

La Couleur Seule -L'Expérience du Monochrome, Musée St. Pieree, Lyon, France, Catalog 1988, Thierry Raspail

Phil Sims Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, Catalog 1986, Stephen Westfall

Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, Catalog, 1986 Erich Franz

Phil Sims Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany, Catalog, 1984, Erich Franz

Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Catalog, 1984, Lily Wei

Art in America, April 1981 "Getting on with Painting," Marcia Hafif

Flash Art, February 1982, "Color: Four Painters," Michele Meyers

Arts Magazine, March 1982, "Monochrome Met," Ann Schoenfeld

Color: Four Painters Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York;
Galerie Nordenhake, Malm?, Sweden, Catalog,
1982, Jesse Murphy

Color Painting, Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California, Catalog, 1980, Phil Sims

Flash Art No. 92-93 October-November, 1979, "Monochrome in New York: Dialogue between Seven Artists."

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München, Munich, Germany
Staatliche Museen - Neue Galerie Kassel, Germany
Kolumba - Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne, Germany
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
The Panza Collection, Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, Varese, Italy
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Conneticut, USA
Musée D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Scripps Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

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