Stanley Whitney

Born in Philadelphia, 1946 and lives in New York City and Parma, Italy

Stanley Whitney in his studio, Rome, 1994. Photo by Athina Ioannou. © Stanley Whitney. Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Stanley Whitney in his studio, Rome, 1994. Photo by Athina Ioannou. © Stanley Whitney. Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Stanley Whitney holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute as well as an MFA from Yale University and is currently Professor emeritus of painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Select solo exhibitions include: Focus – Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA (2017) and Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA (2015). Whitney has also been included in many prominent group shows, such as Inherent Structure, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA (2018); documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017); Nero su Bianco at the American Academy in Rome, Italy (2015); Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, TX, USA (2014); Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s, Cheim & Read, New York, NY, USA (2013); and Utopia Station at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). He has won prizes including the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting (2011), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award (2010) and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996). Whitney’s work is included in public collections around the world, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Long Museum, Shanghai; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art
The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment, showcasing a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.
07 Nov 2021 - 06 Feb 2022
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Stanley Whitney: Paintings
“Creating space within colour involves experiments with density, vibrancy, saturation, and even with...
02 Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
Stanley Whitney: Radical Times
For his first exhibition in London, Stanley Whitney presents a series of oil paintings and gouache on...
20 May 2016 - 02 Jul 2016
Stanley Whitney / Yves Klein: This Array of Colors
Focused on the exploration of colour through the works of Stanley Whitney and Yves Klein, Galería Cayón...
19 Jun 2019 - 05 Sep 2019
Galería Cayón - Menorca
Stanley Whitney at Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia in 1946 and lives and works in New York City and Parma, Italy....
02 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
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