Melvin Edwards

Born in Houston, 1937 and lives in New York City, USA

Mel Edwards is one of America’s foremost contemporary sculptors. Since 1965, when his first one-person exhibition was mounted at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, he has been honored with more than a dozen one-person show exhibits and been in over four dozen group shows. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the L. A. County Museum, Los Angeles, California, and the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey. A 30-year retrospective of his sculpture was held in 1993 at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Several of his works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, the Museum of Modem Art, New York City, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and the L. A. County Museum, Los Angeles, California. His sculpture has been highlighted internationally in major exhibitions from Paris to Japan. In addition, the importance of his work has been recognized by his receipt of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbnght Fellowship to Zimbabwe, and through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His research into Third World visual culture has taken him to Morocco, Brazil, China, Cuba, and Nigeria.

Space Force Construction
V-A-C Foundation, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, presents “Space Force Construction”,...
13 May 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
V–A–C Foundation Venice
Melvin Edwards Solo Show
Galerie Buchholz presents a solo exhibition featuring works from 1970 to today by the artist Melvin Edwards:...
28 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Galerie Buchholz
The Long Run
“The Long Run” brings together works that exemplify an artist’s distinct evolution. For...
07 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2018
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
New York
Melvin Edwards: Fragmentos Linchados ( Lynch Fragments)
The MASP hosts Fragmentos Linchados (Lynch Fragments) a solo exhibition of the artist Melvin Edwards,...
23 Aug 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
São Paulo
Walking Through Walls
Directly referencing the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau, “Walking Through Walls“,...
12 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020
Where the Oceans Meet
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“, housed at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade...
26 May 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
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