Vija Celmins: Bio
1938 Born October 25 in Riga, Latvia
1948 Arrives in United States, New York City
1949 Family settles in Indianapolis, IN
1961 Fellowship to Yale University Summer Session
1962 BFA from John Herron Institute, Indianapolis
1962-1980 Lives and works in Venice, CA
1965 MFA from University of California at Los Angeles
1965-1966 Instructor, California State College, Los Angeles
1967-1972 Instructor, University of California, Irvine
1968 Cassandra Foundation Award
1971 & 1976 Artist’s Fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts
1976-1977 Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
1980 Guggenheim Fellowship
1981 Resident artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
Moves to New York City
1984 Teaches at Cooper Union, New York
1987 Teaches at Yale Graduate School, New Haven, CT
1996 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art
1997 Skowhegan Medal for Painting
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship
2000-2001 Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award
2006 Athena Award for Excellence in Painting
2008 Awarded the Carnegie Prize
2009 Roswitha Haftmann Prize
Honored at the International Print Center New York Spring Benefit
2013 Receives honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University
Lives and works in New York City
1965 Dickson Art Center, UCLA, MFA exhibition
1966 David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
1969 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles
1973 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1975 Felicity Samuel Gallery, London, England
Broxton Gallery, Los Angeles
1978 Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
1980 * Vija Celmins: A Survey Exhibition, originating at the Newport Harbor Art Museum,
Newport Beach, CA: traveled to the Arts Club of Chicago, IL; Hudson River Museum,
Yonkers, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1983 Drawings and Painted Bronzes, David McKee Gallery, New York
1988 Vija Celmins, New Paintings, David McKee Gallery, New York
1990 Vija Celmins: Drawings and Prints, P*ence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992 Vija Celmins, New Paintings, McKee Gallery, New York
1992-1994 * Vija Celmins Retrospective, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia:
traveled to Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles
1993 Vija Celmins – Printed Matter, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of
1994 Vija Celmins – Prints, 1970-1992, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
1995 * Vija Celmins, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
1996 Night Sky Paintings & Drawings 1994-1996, McKee Gallery, New York
1996-1997 * Vija Celmins: Works 1964-1996, organized by and exhibited at the Institute of
Contemporary Art, London: traveled to the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina
Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Museum für Moderne Kunst,
1999 Vija Celmins, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
2000-2001 * Vija Celmins Prints, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
2001 * Vija Celmins, New Paintings, McKee Gallery, New York, second place for best show in a
commercial gallery, International Association of Art Critics (AICA
Vija Celmins Drawings, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
2002 * The Prints of Vija Celmins, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2002-2003 Vija Celmins: Works from The Edward R. Broida Collection, Museum of Fine Arts
Houston, TX (exhibition brochure)
2003 Celmins Prints, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Vija Celmins Prints, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
The Paradise , Vija Celmins, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin,
2006-2007 * Vija Celmins: A Drawing Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris: traveled to The Hammer
Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles
2010 * Vija Celmins: New Paintings, Objects, and Prints, McKee Gallery, New York
* Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-68, Menil Collection, Houston
2011 * Wüste Meer und Sterne (Desert, Sea, and Stars), Ludwig Museum, Cologne. Travels to
Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
Vija Celmins: Prints and Works on Paper, Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2012 Artist Rooms: Vija Celmins, Tate Britain, London
2014 Vija Celmins, The Latvian National Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1969 * Contemporary American Drawings, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
1970 * Annual of Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York
1970-1971 Paperworks, The Museum of Modern Art, Art Lending Service, New York
1971 Continuing Surrealism, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
24 Young Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1972 California Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
A Survey of West Coast Art from the Permanent Collection and Loan Collections,
Pasadena Art Museum, CA
L.A., San Francisco Art Institute, CA
* Eighteenth National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY; California Palace of the
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1973 Ten Years of Contemporary Art Council Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
* American Drawings 1963-1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Young American Artists – Drawings and Grafics (sic), Sweden (traveling exhibition)
1974 * Seventy First American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1975 A Drawing Show, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
* Recent Drawings, The Huntsville Museum of Art, AL; Princeton University, NJ; Cummer
Gallery of Art, Jackonsville, FL; State University of New York, Stony Brook
1976 * America 1976, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Athenaeum,
Hartford, CT; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN;
Milwaukee Art Center, WI; Forth Worth Art Museum, TX; San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Brooklyn Museum, NY
1977 * American Artists: A New Decade, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Modern Art Museum of
Fort Worth, TX; Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
30 Years of American Printmaking, The Brooklyn Museum, NY
* Biennale Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1979 The Decade in Review: Selection of the 1970′s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1981 * Contemporary American Realism, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia
* The Image of the House in Contemporary Works on Paper, Hayden Gallery,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
* The Contemporary American Landscape, Hirschl and Adler Contemporary Art, New York
1983 * Drawings by Painters, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; The Oakland Museum, CA
* The American Artist as Printmaker: 23rd National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1983-1984 * American Still life 1945-1983, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Albright-Knox
Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Neuberger Museum, Purchase,
NY; Portland Art Museum, OR
Hassam & Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts
& Letters, New York
1984 * American Women Artists-Part 1: 20th Century Pioneers, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Automobile and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Landscapes, Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia
* Gemini, G.E.L., Art and Collaboration, The New York Academy for the Sciences, New
York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1985 Focus on Realism: Selections from the Collection of Glenn C. Janss, Boise Gallery of Art, Idaho. Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fifty Artists, Fifty Printers, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM (brochure)
1986 Pasadena Collects, Pasadena Art Museum
* Public and Private: American Prints Today, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
1986-1987 * Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1987-1988 Collaborative American Printmaking from Whistler to the Present, Joe and Emily Lowe Art
Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
* A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women, Mount Holyoke College Art
Museum, South Hadley, MA
1988 Welcome Back: Works by Contemporary Artists from Indiana, Herron Gallery,
Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, IN
Of Another Nature, Loughelton Gallery, New York
1989 * Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, Cincinnati Art Museum,
OH; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Denver Art Museum, CO; Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
* L.A. Pop in the Sixties, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Boundaries: A Traditional of Drawing at Herron School of Art, Herron School of Art
Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis
Multiples, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary Prints And Drawings from the Mellon Bank Collection, Allegheny College,
* The 1980′s: Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, National Gallery of Art,
1990 The Persistence of Vision, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
* Home, Asher-Faure Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1991 * The Times, The Chronicle, and The Observer, Kent Fine Art, New York
(curated by Douglas Blau)
* The Contemporary Drawing: Existence Passage and the Dream, Rose Art Museum,
Brandeis University, MA
A Bestiary, Paula Cooper, New York
Women Artists, Miramar Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1991-1992 For 25 Years: Gemini G.E.L., The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1992 Selections from the Broida Collection, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, FL
44th Annual Academy – Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of
Arts and Letters, New York
Elemental Nature, Midtown Payson Gallery, New York
* Contemporary Icons: From the Sublime to the Fetishistic, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art
Gallery, Hunter College, New York
1993 Les Environs, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York
* About Nature, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
* Azur, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Landscape, Myth vs. Reality, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
45th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and
Letters, New York
On Paper, Asher Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
Drawings, 30th Anniversary Exhibition for the Foundation for the Performance Arts,
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
1994 Contemporary Master Prints, Fletcher / Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA
* Love in the Ruins: Art and the Inspiration of L.A., Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
The World of Tomorrow, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles
Facts and Figures: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection, Lannan
Foundation, Los Angeles.
Fine Lines, Anthony Slayter-Ralph, Santa Barbara, CA
* Institute of Cultural Anxiety, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1995 * About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
* Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory, curated by Mark Rosenthal, Aspen Art
* American Art Today: Night Paintings, The Art Museum, Florida International University,Miami
* American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy
of Arts and Letters, New York
1996 Group Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
* About Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Views From Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 2, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
1997 * Birth of the Cool: American Painting, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthaus,
* Scene of the Crime, The Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles
* Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960 – 1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark;
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Armand Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles
* Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 2, Museum fur Moderne
Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
* Whitney Biennial 1997, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Heaven: Public View, Private View, P.S. 1, New York
Spiders and Webs, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1997-1998 * The Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Fondation Cartier pour
l’art contemporain, Paris
1998 * The Edward R. Broida Collection, Orlando Museum of Art, FL
* Terra Incognita, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, Fondation Cartier pour
l’art contemporain, Paris
* Photo Image: Printmaking 60s to 90s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
êtrenature, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
* Speed: Visions of an Accelerated Age, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
* Sea Change, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
C, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
1999 * Powder, Aspen Art Museum, CO
* Flashes: Contemporary Trends, The Cartier Collection, The Exhibition Center of the
Centro Cultural de Belem, Portugal
* Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Paint / Land / Beauty, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
• La realitat i el desig, La Fundació Joan Miro, Barcelona
1999-2000 * Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-garde, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
Montreal: Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
* Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: traveled to Das Haus der
Kunst, Munich, Germany
* The American Century, Art & Culture 1900-2000, Part II, 1950-2000, Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York
2000 * The Sea & the Sky, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA: traveled to Royal
Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
* Lost, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
NEW works, McKee Gallery, New York
Conceptual Realism, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2000-2001 * Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, CA
Prints and Multiples, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2001 * Centenary Exhibition, The Whitechapel Art Gallery Centenary, London
* Les années Pop: Cinéma et politique: 1956-1970, Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre
Georges Pompidou, Paris
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
What Is a Print? The Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Kindly Lent Their Owner, The Private Collection of Steve Martin, Bellagio Gallery of Fine
Art, Las Vegas, NV
At Sea, Tate Liverpool, England
* Œuvres sur papier (acquisitions 1996-2001), Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre
Georges Pompidou, Galerie d’Art graphique, Paris
2001-2002 EMPATHY: Beyond the Horizon, Pori Art Museum, Finland: traveled to College of Fine
Arts, Sydney, Australia
* The Inward Eye, Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum,
2002 Women Artists: Their Work and Influence 1950′s – 70′s, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Time to Consider, The Arts Respond to 9.11, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York
Painting: a passionate response, Sixteen American artists, The Painting Center, New York
* Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Insecta Magnifica, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, New York
Annal Benefit, Art Resources Transfer, New York
* American Standard (Para) Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Regarding Landscape, Art Gallery at York University, Koffler Gallery and the Museum of
Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
* Tempo, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Biella Print Triennial, Museo del Territorio Biellese, Italy
Living with Art: The Young Collectors Home, Red Dot, New York
Group Print Exhibition, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2002-2003 The Museum, the Collection, the Director and his Loves, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
* 110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Modern
Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
2003 * Making an Impression: Printmaking at the Herron School of Art, Herron Gallery,
New Prints, Berthot, Celmins, Puryear, McKee Gallery, New York
* For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
* Hyperrealismes USA 1965-75, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France
Painting. From Rauschenberg to Murakami, 1964-2003, Venice Biennale, Museo Correr, Italy
Stranger in the Village: Contemporary Drawings and Photographs from The Museum of
Modern Art at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
2003-2004 * Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Pencil: Drawings from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Queens
* Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life (Harmony), The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Power of Wings: A SAVy Curated Exhibition, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2004 * The Not-So-Still Life, San Jose Museum of Art,CA traveled to Pasadena Museum of California Art
Art by MacArthur Fellows, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
From Here to Eternity, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
* North Fork/ South Fork: East End Art Now, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
* Off The Wall, Works from the JP Morgan Chase Collection, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Summer Camp, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
* Living Dust, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norfolk, UK
Contemporary Masters, Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004-2005 * The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
* A Very Liquid Heaven, Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2005 * Contemporary Voices, works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2005-2006 * Imagined Worlds, AXA Gallery, organized by International Print Center, New York
2006 A Trace of A Trace of A Trace, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
Celmins, Gibbs + Martin, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Step Into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of
Modern Art, New York
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
McKee Gallery, New York
* Plane/Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2006-2007 * Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Image, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2007 * Under the Starry Sky, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Early Signs, McKee Gallery, New York
2007-2008 Structures and Surfaces, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2008 * Here’s The Thing: The Single Object Still Life, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
* Attention to Detail, Curated by Chuck Close, Flag Art Foundation, New York
* Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
* to:Night, contemporary representations of the night, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York
* Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
2008-2009 * Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
* Time and Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sewden
Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2009 Artist Rooms, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
* Mark Wallinger curates The Russian Linesman, The Hayward Gallery London
Artists and the Natural World, McKee Gallery, New York
Starry Messenger: Galileo’s Vision in 21st Century Art. Louisiana Art & Science Museum,
Baton Rouge, LA
2010 * Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958–68, organized by and exhibited at The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia; traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Another Green World, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York
The Grenfell Press: Thirty Years of Collaboration, Knoedler Project Space, New York
Vija Celmins, Joe Scanlan: Recent Works, Jan Mot, Brussels
Painting and Sculpture: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Benefit Exhibition, Lehmann Maupin, New York
Water, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Galaxy & Cosmos, Jason McCoy Inc., New York
* The World as Poem, Lille métropole musée d’art moderne d’art contemporain et d’art brut, France
Collecting Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
2011 Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection, Los Angeles, CA
First-Hand Evidence: Vija Celmins, Robert Gober, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Gemini
G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
* Venice in Venice: Glow & Reflection: Venice California Art from 1960 to the Present,
presented by Foundation 20 21, in celebration of Pacific Standard Time, Palazzo Contarini
Dagli Scrigni, Dorsoduro 1057/D, Venice, Italy
Globalissimo, 601 Artspace, New York
* Pacific Standard Time: State of Mind: New California Art, circa 1970, Berkeley Museum of Art,
CA: travels to Orange County Museum
* Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in LA Painting And Sculpture 1945-1970, Getty
Museum, Los Angeles
Wander, Labyrinthine Variations, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Mondes Inventés Mondes Habités, Mudam Luxembourg
* Pacific Standard Time: Under the Big Black Sun, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,
Pacific Standard Time: Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in
Southern California, 1964-1971, Laguna Art Museum, CA
Once Emerging, Now Emerging: Livin’ L.A., Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
2012 * Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Travels to: New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Printin’, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
EST-3: Southern California in New York, Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
* Surface/Infinity: Vija Celmins, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York
* Explorateurs: Œuvres du Centre national des arts plastiques, Musée de l’abbaye de Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France
* Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Drawings from Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection, Iris & B. Gerald
Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2013 Out of the Ordinary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, Acquavella Galleries, New York
In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature – From John Constable to Rachel Whiteread, Harewood House, Terrace Gallery & State Rooms, Leeds, UK
* The Distaff Side, The Granery, Sharon, CT
2013-2015 Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Travels to: Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam, Luxembourg and Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Pop Art, Lucy Lippard, ed., Praeger Publishers, New York, 1966.
The Painter and the Photograph, Coke van Deren, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1972.
Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast, Peter Plagens, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1974.
American Master Drawings and Watercolors, Theodore E. Stebbins, Harper & Row, New York, 1976.
Vija Celmins: A Survey Exhibition, Susan C. Larsen, organized by Betty Turnbull, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,1979.
The Image of the House in Contemporary Art, Charmaine Locke, University of Houston,TX, 1981.
Gemini G.E.L.: Art and Collaboration, Ruth E. Fine, Abbeville Press, New York, 1984.
The View, text by Czeslaw Milosz and mezzotints by Vija Celmins, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1985.
Vija Celmins, with interview by Chuck Close, A.R.T. Press, published by Art Resources Transfer, Inc., Los Angeles, 1992.
Vija Celmins, Judith Tannenbaum, with essays by Douglas Blau and Dave Hickey, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1992.
Nature Through Her Eyes: Art and Literature by Women, edited by Mary Bemis and Belinda Recio, The Nature Company, Berkeley, CA, 1994.
Vija Celmins, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, a collaboration for Parkett Magazine, No. 44, 1995.
Critical Terms for Art History, edited by Robert S. Nelson and Richard Shiff, The University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Vija Celmins Works 1964-96, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, DAP, New York, 1996.
New Art, edited by Roxana Marcoci, Diana Murphy, and Eve Sinaiko, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997.
History of Modern Art, Fourth Edition, H.H. Arnason, edited by Marla F. Prather, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, NY, 1998.
Postcards on Photography, edited by Naomi Salaman and Ronnie Simpson, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, England, 1998.
Contemporary Women Artists, edited by Laurie Collier Hillstrom and Kevin Hillstrom, St. James Press (The Gale Group), Farmington Hills, MI, 1999.
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, Whitechapel Gallery, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK, 1999.
La realitat i el desig, La Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain, 1999.
Art at Work: 40 Years of The Chase Manhattan Collection, New York, 2000.
Jonathan Fineberg, Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being, 2nd Edition, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2000.
Painting as a Language: Material, Technique, Form and Content, Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel, Harcourt College Publishers, New York, 2000.
Treasure from the Art Institute of Chicago, Hudson Hills Press, New York, 2000.
Celebrating Modern Art: Highlights of the Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, printed and bound by Mondadori printing, Italy, 2000.
Kindly Lent Their Owner, The Private Collection of Steve Martin, essays by Steve Martin, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, G.G. Inc., 2001.
Donna De Salvo and Matthew Gale, Giorgio Morandi, (contribution by Vija Celmins), Tate Gallery Publishing Ltd., Millbank, London, 2001.
Impossible Presence, edited by Terry Smith, Power Publications, The Power Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2001.
Œuvres sur papier (acquisitions 1996-2001), Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2001.
Vija Celmins, essay by Bill Berkson, McKee Gallery, New York, 2001.
Tempo, Paulo Herkenhoff, Roxana Marcoci, Miriam Basilio, Department of Publications, The Museum of Modern Art, and D.A.P., New York, NY, 2002.
Sylvia Wolf, Michal Rovner: The Space Between, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2002.
Whitney, American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Introduction by Maxwell L. Anderson, Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2001.
Ida Gianelli, Biella Print Triennial, 15th edition, Museo del Territorio Biellese, Italy, Realizzazione editoriale, Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino-Londra-Venezia, September 2002.
Samantha Rippner, The Prints of Vija Celmins, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002. 56 pages, 41 black and white illustrations, paperback.
Michael Auping, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 110, III Third Millennium Publishing Limited, London,
2002. Pages 37-40, 223.
art:21, Art in the Twenty-First Century, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003.
Huston Paschal and Linda Johnson Dougherty, Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Prestel Publishing Ltd., London, 2003.
American Identities: Twentieth-Century Prints from the Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2004. Pages 39, 169.
Vija Celmins, Drawings of the Night Sky, Anthony d’Offay London, text by Adrian Serle, interview with Anne Seymour, Phaidon Press, 64 pages, 2004.
The Undiscovered Country, The Hammer Museum, essay by Russell Ferguson, approximately 65 color plates, 120 pages, 2004.
Vija Celmins, Lane Relyea, Robert Gober, Briony Fer, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 160 pages, 2004.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Fondation Cartier pout l’art contemporain, Paris, 400 pages, 2004.
Alicia G. Longwell, North Fork/ South Fork: East End Art Now, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, 2004.
Peter Selz, Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, with an essay by Susan Landauer, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London, 2006.
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006.
This is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008.
Paul Coldwell, Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2010.
1965-1966 Instructor of painting and drawing, California State College, Los Angeles
1967-1972 Instructor of painting and drawing, University of California, Irvine
1976-1977 Instructor of painting and drawing, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
1981 Resident artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1984 Cooper Union, New York City
1987 Yale Graduate School, New Haven
PANEL DISCUSSIONS / LECTURES / SPECIAL PROJECTS
Alberto Giacometti: An Artist’s Panel, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 19, 2001.
Vija Celmins: Prints and Drawings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 8, 2002.
Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Time, (Emmy-Nominated Series), Season Two, PBS, 9:00pm, September 15, 2003. www.pbs.org/art21
Panelist, “Unpacking Happiness,” symposium, Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, October 18, 2003.
Artists on Artists Lecture Series, “Vija Celmins on Agnes Martin,” Dia Art Foundation, New York, October 4, 2004.
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Fundación Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Oakland Museum of California, CA
Orlando Museum of Art, FL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh
Tate, London, England
UBS Art Collection, Switzerland
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Rosalind G. Wholden, “Los Angeles,” Arts, December 1964.
S.R. Snyder, “Los Angeles,” ARTFORUM, May 1966.
Fidel Danieli, Vija Celmins,” University of California – Irvine, exhibition catalogue, 1968.
Peter Plagens, “Exhibitions in Los Angeles,” ARTFORUM, March 1970.
Jane Livingston, “Four Los Angeles Artists,” Art in America, September 1970 – October 1970.
Elizabeth Baker, “Los Angeles,” ARTnews, September 1971.
Cecile McCann, “Los Angeles Artists,” ArtWeek, December 9, 1972.
Cara Montgomery, “West Coast Report,” Arts, September 1973.
Lizzie Borden, “Art Economics and the Whitney Drawing Show,” ARTFORUM, October 1973.
Max Kozloff, “Vija Celmins,” ARTFORUM, March 1974.
Melinda Wortz, “Drawings by California Artists,” ArtWeek, February 15, 1975.
Fenella Crichton, “London: Vija Celmins at Felicity Samuels,” Art International, June 1975.
Sarah Kent, “Vija Celmins: Drawings,” Studio International, July – August 1975.
Elke Solomon, “Vija Celmins,” American Federation of the Arts, 1975.
David Rush, “Cirrus Editions Prints,” ArtWeek, November 1, 1975.
Elizabeth Perlmutter, “A Hotbed of Advanced Art,” ARTnews, January 1976.
Melinda Wortz, “New Editions,” ARTnews, March 1976.
Janet Kutner, “The Visceral Aesthetic of a New Decade’s Art,” Arts, December 1976.
Gordon J. Hazlett, “Vija Celmins: A Reductionist by Nature,” ARTnews, February 1978.
Susan Larsen, “A Conversation with Vija Celmins,” Journal, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, October – November 1978.
Suzanne Muchnic, “Fellows Get Shows on the Road,” Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1979.
Roger Lewis, “Newport Art Museum Moves Up,” Santa Ana Register, December 30, 1979.
William Wilson, “Vija Celmins’ Expressions of Anxiety,” Calendar, January 6, 1980.
Mandette Ball, “Vija Celmins: Objects and Illusions,” ArtWeek, January 12, 1980.
Christopher Knight, “Vija Celmins, Newport Harbor Art Museum, ARTFORUM, March 1980.
Melinda Wortz, “Autobiographical Erasers,” ARTnews, April 1980.
Jan Butterfield, “Vija Celmins: A Survey Exhibition,” Images and Issues, Summer 1980.
John Russell, “A Remarkable Museum Debut,” The New York Times, July 28, 1980.
Richard Armstrong, “Of Earthly Objects and Stellar Sights: Vija Celmins,” Art in America, May 1981.
John Russell, “The Sea and Stars as Seen by Vija Celmins,” The New York Times, March 18, 1983.
Kenneth Baker, “A Landscape Beyond Reference Points,” The Christian Science Monitor, May 20, 1983.
Richard Armstrong, “Vija Celmins,” ARTFORUM, Summer 1983.
Stephen Westfall, “Vija Celmins,” Arts, June 1983.
Kenneth Baker, “Vija Celmins: Drawing Without Withdrawing,” ARTFORUM, November 1983.
Kay Larson, “Prints for the Present,” New York Magazine, November 28, 1983.
Carter Ratcliff, “Vija Celmins: An Art of Reclamation,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, January -
Vivien Raynor, “Traveling Show of American Still Lives Is at the Neuberger,” The New York Times,
August 19, 1984.
“Vija Celmins: Concentric Bearings A,B,C,D,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, May – June 1985.
“Vija Celmins and Czeslaw Milosz,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, January – February 1986.
Michael Brenson, “Vija Celmins,” The New York Times, December 2, 1988.
Dennis Cooper, “New York Letter,” Art issues, February 1989.
Dennis Cooper, “Vija Celmins,” ARTFORUM, February 1989.
Gerard Haggerty, “Vija Celmins,” Arts, March 1989.
Ken Johnson, “Vija Celmins at David McKee,” Art in America, March 1989.
Peter Frank, “L.A. Pop,” Contemporanea, October 1989.
Lawrence Gipe, “L.A. Pop in the Sixties,” Flash Art, October 1989.
Amy Gerstler, “Vija Celmins,” Art issues, November 1990.
Peter Schjeldahl, “Past Perfect,” The Village Voice, January 22, 1991.
Mary Sherman, “Rose exhibit brings drawings back into light,” The Boston Herald, March 22, 1991.
Nancy Stapen, “Drawings at Brandeis ask profound questions,” The Boston Globe, March 22, 1991.
Christopher Knight, “Vija Celmins’ Picture Planes,” Art Issues, No. 21, January – February 1992.
Roberta Smith, “Seeing Infinity in Little Dots of White,” The New York Times, March 6, 1992.
Peter Schjeldahl, “The Dearth of Painting,” The Village Voice, March 25, 1992.
Terry R. Myers, “Vija Celmins,” Flash Art, Summer 1992.
Lisa Liebman, “Vija Celmins”, ARTFORUM, Summer 1992.
Sheena Wagstaff, “Vija Celmins,” Parkett #32, 1992. (In English and German)
Eleanor Heartney, “Vija Celmins,” ARTnews, September 1992.
Richard Kalina, “Vija Celmins at McKee,” Art in America, September 1992.
Edward Sozanski, “2 in exile from their homelands and mainstream,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, November 22, 1992.
Andrew Mangravite, “On the Nature of Space Heaters,” Welcomat, After Dark (Philadelphia), December 16, 1992.
“Vija Celmins,” The Museums, Art in America, Annual Guide, 1993.
Scott Gutterman, Art & Antiques, February 1993.
Judith Stein, “Vija Celmins, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia,” ARTnews, February 1993.
Lynne Cooke, “Philadelphia and Seattle,” Burlington Magazine, March 1993.
Jenni Lukac, Art Papers, March – April 1993.
Sarah Pierce, “Space and Time: An Interview with Vija Celmins,” Q / A Journal of Art, Spring 1993.
Jerry Saltz, “Let Us Now Praise Artist’s Artists,” Art & Auction, April 1993.
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, (Cleveland) April 3, 1993.
Amy Sparks, “Plumbing Nature,” The Cleveland Free Times, April 21, 1993.
Christophe Domino, “Quand l’art se met au bleu,” Beaux Arts, June 1993.
Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 10, 1993.
Susan Morgan, “A Small Piece of the Universe,” Mirabella, July 1993.
Roberta Smith, “The Act of Seeing the Act of Creation,” The New York Times, September 17, 1993.
Brooks Adams, “Visionary Realist,” Art in America, October 1993. (cover)
Jed Perl, “A Closer Look,” Vogue, October 1993.
Lane Relyea, “Earth to Vija Celmins,” ARTFORUM, October 1993. (cover)
Kay Larsen, New York Magazine, October 4, 1993.
“Art: Passing Through,” The New Yorker, October 4, 1993.
Francisco Calvo Serraller, “El Pop domina la temporada neoyorquina,” El Pais, October 18, 1993.
Grace Glueck, “California Sensibility at ‘The Big Top’,” The New York Observer, October 25, 1993.
Octavio Zaya, “La trayectoria de Vija Celmins, en una gran muestra en el Whitney Museum,” Diario 16,
Madrid, November 1993.
Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1993.
Thomas Frick, “Vija Celmins,” Inside MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, December 1993.
Susan Morgan, “The Beauty of a Long Attention Span,” Los Angeles Times / Calendar, December 12, 1993.
Marlena Donohue, “Common Objects Made Special,” Daily Breeze, December 17, 1993.
Christopher Knight, “The Profound Silence of Vija Celmins,” Los Angeles Times, December 21, 1993.
Christopher Knight, “It’s Called Art Not Politics,” Los Angeles Times Calendar Magazine, December 26, 1993.
Suzanne Lummis, “Under Currents: Vija Celmins Ripples Dry Realism With Watery Abstracts at MOCA,”
Dowtown News, December 27, 1993.
Paul Young, “Looking Hard,” Buzz Magazine, December 1993 – January 1994.
Robert L. Pincus, “Stunningly Seductive Forms Stick in the Imagination,” The San Diego Union – Tribune, January 2, 1994.
Ralph Rugoff, “A Thousand Points of Magic,” Los Angeles Weekly, January 28, 1994.
Klaus Kertess, “Seeing Stars,” Elle Decor, February 1994.
Maureen Sherlock, “About Place: Recent Art in the Americas,” TRANS-Premier Issue, 1995.
Eric Suchére, “Vija Celmins,” ArtPress, December 1995.
David Bonetti, “Weinberg Gallery shows how it’s done,” San Francisco Examiner, April 6, 1995.
George Melrod, “Openings,” Arts & Antiques, February 1996.
Holland Carter, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, March 22, 1996.
“Galleries – Uptown,” The New Yorker, April 8, 1996.
Arturo Silva, “‘Another Art Exhibition at TMMP Goes Beyond Traditional Boundaries,” The Japan Times, April 14, 1996.
Jeff Rian, “Vija Celmins: Vastness in Flatland,” Flash Art, Summer 1996.
Eric Gibson, “Vija Celmins – McKee,” ARTnews, June 1996.
Joe Scanlan, “Vija Celmins – McKee Gallery, New York,” Frieze, June – July – August 1996.
Nancy Princenthal, “Vija Celmins at David McKee,” Art in America, July 1996.
Simon Grant, “Exhibitions,” The Guardian – London, October 26, 1996.
Martin Coomer, Attitude – London, November 1996.
Richard Shiff, “Realism of Low Resolution,” Apollo, November 1996.
William Feaver, “Women’s Work,” The Observer – London, November 10, 1996.
Adrian Searle, “Stripped to the Core,” London, November 12, 1996.
Richard Dorment, “Perfection in the Everyday,” The Daily Telegraph, London, November 13, 1996.
Martin Coomer, “Bare Necessities,” Time Out – London, November 13-20, 1996.
Lesley Garner, “Art / Exhibitions,” Daily Express – London, November 15, 1996.
Dominic Lutyens, “Vija Celmins,” What’s On In London, November 27, 1996.
Frank Whitford, “Vija Celmins,” Sunday Times – London, December 1, 1996.
Richard Cork, “Dangerous Whispering,” The Times – London, December 3, 1996.
“El Centro Reina Sofia muestra los cielos noturnos de las artist Lituana Vija Celmins,” ABC, January 20, 1997.
“Vija Celmins expone ‘cuadros impasibles’,” El Pais, Madrid, January 21, 1997.
“Vija Celmins exhibe en el Reina Sofia sus imagenes de la realidad,” El Mundo, January 21, 1997.
J.A. Alvarez Reyes, “‘Outsider’ del arte de su tiempo,” Diario, Madrid, January 21, 1997.
“Vija Celmins de lo contidiano a lo cosmico,” Bellas Artes, January 24-30, 1997.
“Others On Stage At the Whitney Show,” The New York Times, March 9, 1997.
Adrian Mebold, “Die Liebe zu Staub und Graphite,” Der Sandbote, April 4, 1997.
“Neue Malerei aus den USA,” Der Zurcher Oberlander, April 17, 1997.
“Vija Celmins im Kunstmuseum Winterthur,” Weinlander Zeitung, April 17, 1997.
John Berger, “Penelope als Malerin,” Tages Anzeiger, April 18, 1997.
Adrian Mebold, “Sehnsucht nach den Sternen,” Der Sandbote, April 19, 1997.
“Gegenstande auf grauem Hintergrund,” Weinlander Zeitung, April 22, 1997.
Annelise Zwez, “Aus Allen Bildren fuhrt ein Elektrokabel,” Aargauer Zeitung, April 23, 1997.
“Gegenstande in Lebensgrosse,” Elgger Zeitung, April 26, 1997.
Annelise Zwez, “Ein Stuck Unendlichkeit greidbar machen,” Berner Zeitung, April 26, 1997.
Annelise Zwez, “Steinwusten und Sternenbilder,” Schaffhaufer Nachrichten, April 26, 1997.
Joachim Scwitzler, “Gleich unter Gleichen,” Bischofszell Nachrichten, April 30, 1997.
Laurie Palmer, “Separated at Birth,” Frieze, May 1997.
Sabine B. Vogel, “Die Oberflache der Sterne,” Kunst – Bulletin, May 1997.
Angelika Aftentranger-Kirchrath, “Randvolle Bilder – Vija Celmins im Kunstmuseum Winterthur,” May 7, 1997.
Gerhard Mack, “Die Herrin des Feuers,” St. Galler Tagblatt, May 10, 1997.
Aniele Bellucci, “Kuns,” Annabelle, May 16, 1997.
Gerhard Mack, “Als stunde die Zeit still,” Suddeutsche Zeitung, May 20, 1997.
John Berger, “Penelope as Painter,” Insight Extra, Tate, Summer 1997.
Peter E. Schaufelberger, “Undendlich scheinende Tiefen,” Sudkurier, June 5, 1997.
William H. Honan, “MacArthur Foundation Chooses Grant Winners,” The New York Times, June 17, 1997.
M.G. Lord, “New Visions of the Cosmos Now That It’s Close at Hand,” The New York Times, June 29, 1997.
Roberta Smith, “On the History of Cool, A Show is Hip to America,” The New York Times, August 17, 1997.
Hajo Schiff, “Terra Incognita,” Neue Bildende Kunst, June – July 1998.
Martin Coomer, “Haste of Space,” Time Out – London, September 23-30, 1998.
Adrian Searle, “It’s A Blast,” The Guardian, September 29, 1998.
Amy Gerstler, “Art Attack,” Los Angeles, November 1998.
Amei Wallach, “Vision of the Void Behind the California Sun,” The New York Times, November 29, 1998.
Stéphane Baillargeon, “Jean Clair lance Cosmos aujourd’hui au Musée de Montreal,” Le Devoir, June 15, 1999.
Martin Gayford, “Exsquiste Miniatures from the Great Outdoors,” The Sunday Telegraph, July 4, 1999.
Sarah Kent, “Sky Writing,” Time Out – London, July 14-21, 1999.
Richard Leydier, “Cosmos,” Art Press issue 250, October 1999.
“Regarding Beauty, A View of the Late Twentieth Century,” Exhibitions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 1999.
Dave Hickey, “Vija Celmins,” ARTFORUM, December 1999.
Keith Patrick, “Formal Dress,” Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 26, 2000.
Karl Erickson and Andrew Falkowski, “Style Representation,” New Art Examiner, March 2000.
“Coutts Honors Contemporary Art,” Business Guide to Switzerland, No. 2, May – June 2000.
Samantha J. Rippner, “Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999-2000; Twentieth Century; Vija Celmins,”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, pages 68-69, illustrated, Fall 2000.
“Vija Celmins,” Art on Paper, November – December 2000.
Cirrus Gallery, Vija Celmins Prints, September 23, 2000 – January 27, 2001 [web page]; http://
www.cirrusgallery.com/exhibitions/Vija%20Celmins%20Exhibit.html. [Accessed March 21, 2001].
“Toba Khedoori / Vija Celmins,” Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Basel, [web page]; http://www.mgkbasel.ch/HomeD/Ausstellungen_d/Vorschau_d/Ausstellung4_d/ausstellung4_d.htm. [Accessed April 3, 2001].
“What Is a Print, Gallery: Lithography,” [web page]; http://www.moma.org/whatisaprint/printcont.html. [Accessed May 9, 2001].
Iris Kretzschmar, “Vija Celmins – Gezeichnete Bilder (‘Drawn Pictures’),” Brochure, Museum of Contemporary Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, May – June 2001.
Marco Livingstone, “The Pop Years,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, ARTFORUM, May 2001.
Ingrid Lunden, “The man who mistook his art for an act,” Bellagio Gallery, Las Vegas, The Art Newspaper, Exhibitions, No. 115, June 2001.
Ken Johnson, “Vija Celmins,” The New York Times, Weekend, Art in Review, Friday, June 1, 2001.
Peter Schjeldahl, “Dark Star,” The Art World, The New Yorker, June 4, 2001.
Merrily Kerr, “Vija Celmins,” Short List, Midtown, The New York Art World.com, Summer 2001.
“At Sea,” The Gazette (Blackpool), July 12, 2001.
Dike Blair, “Vija Celmins,” Time Out New York, June 14-21, 2001.
Mark Daniel Cohen, “Vija Celmins: The Sublimity of Memory,” NY ARTS, July – August 2001.
Harriet Zinnes, “Vija Celmins,” NY ARTS, July – August 2001.
Gregory Montreuil, “Vija Celmins, McKee,” Flash Art, July – September 2001.
Alfonso Armada, “Las artes en tiempos de penumbra,” ABC Cultural, October 6, 2001.
“If you could have any five artworks for your home, what would you choose?,” Frieze, Tenth Anniversary Issue, November / December 2001.
Katy Siegel, “Best of 2001,” ARTFORUM, December 2001.
Carol Kino, “Vija Celmins at McKee,” Art in America, December 2001.
Nico Israel, “Tribal Counsel,” on the Whitney Biennial, ARTFORUM, January 2002.
“AICA Picks Top Shows for 2000-01,” Art in America, February 2002.
Holland Cotter, “Spiritual America, From Ecstatic To Transcendent,” The New York Times, Weekend, Art Review, Friday, March 8, 2002.
Peter Schjeldahl, “Do it Yourself (Biennial follies at the Whitney),” The New Yorker, March 25, 2002.
Roberta Smith, “From the Observatory,” The New York Times, Friday, April 12, 2002.
Massimiliano Gioni, “The Whitney Biennial: All the Small Things,” Flash Art, May – June 2002.
Bob Nickas, “Multiple Voice,” ARTFORUM, May 2002.
Grace Glueck, “With No Hidden Agenda, the Process Is the Point,” The New York Times, November 1, 2002.
“Goings on About Town, Art, Museums and Libraries, Metropolitan Museum,” The New Yorker, November 4, 2002.
Grace Glueck, “The Prints of Vija Celmins,” Weekend, Art Guide, Museums, The New York Times, Friday, November 8, 2002.
Alfonso Armada, “Un Mal De Nuestro Tiempo,” ABC, Espectáculos, Saturday, November 9, 2002.
“The Prints of Vija Celmins,” [web page]; http://www.metmuseum.org/special/[vija_celmins/celmins_more.htm [Accessed: January 28, 2011] November 15, 2002.
“The Prints of Vija Celmins,” Exhibitions & The Collection, Calendar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
November – December 2002.
Richard Tobin, “New Prints, A baker’s dozen.,” THE magazine, December 2002 – January 2003.
Elizabeth Larsen, “Vija Celmins Artist of the Eternal,” Utne, Arts Extra, (Utne Reader), Winter 2003.
Christopher Knight, “Mind’s-eye view of nature, Vija Celmins’ new prints explore the artistic side of star-gazing.,” Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2003.
John Devine, “Picture in Picture,” Houston Press, Art, February 6-12, 2003, and [web page]; http://www.houstonpress.com/issues/2003-02-06/art.html/1/index.html February 13, 2002.
Robert Enright, “Tender Touches: An Interview with Vija Celmins,” introduction by Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings, issue no. 87, pages 22-35, 2003.
Grand Street 71 “Danger”, Grand Street Press, New York, NY, Spring 2003.
Carol Vogel, “20th-Century Masters Dominate Art Auction,” The New York Times, Wednesday, May 14, 2003.
“Money still flies to art,” Contemporary Sales, Art Market, The Art Newspaper, June 2003.
Jean-Louis Pradel, “Hyper-Réalismes La Grande Illusion,” Beaux-Arts Magazine-Paris, July 2003.
Philippe Dagen, “La leçon de lucidité des peintres hyperréalistes,” Le Monde – Paris, August 16, 2003.
Christopher Brayshaw, “Vancouver, For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada,” Art on Paper, September-October 2003.
“Art:21, Art in the Twenty-first Century,” PBS, [web page]; http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/celmins/
index.html, [Accessed: 4 November 2003].
Julia Fryett, “Arts: Student curators bring “Wings” to DUMA,” The Chronicle online, November 6, 2003. [web page]; http://www.chronicle.duke.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/06/3faa3e3021575?in_archive=1. [Accessed: 25 November 2003].
Daniel Belasco, “Reality Show, An exhibition of photo-derived works from the 1960s and ’70s reexamined the underappreciated innovations of “hyperrealism”,” Art in America, March 2004.
Taylor Dinerman, “The Hubble Telescope, Artists’ Muse,” The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, March 25, 2004.
Jennifer Wiseman, refelcting on Vija Celmins’s Galaxy in the Tate Collection, Tate Etc., Autumn 2004.
Glen Helfand, “Vija Celmins, Phaidon,” Book Review, Art on Paper, November / December 2004.
Christopher Bollen, “Vija Celmins, Artist Vija Celmins takes simple images of Spiderwebs, Waves, and Star Fields and Creates a Galaxy of Bautiful No Return,” V Magazine, Winter 2004/05.
Louise Gray, “Out of Reach,” ArtReview, February 2005.
Diedre Stein Greben, “Space is the Place,” ARTnews, May 2006.
Doug Harvey, “Attention Squared: Zen and the art of Vija Celmins,” LA Weekly, February 9-15, 2007.
Suzanne Muchnic, “Getting under the surface,” Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2007.
Rebecca Epstein, “Astral Works: Vija Celmins Drawing Exhibition,” Los Angeles Citybeat, February 22-28, 2007
“Thinking Drawing,” Interview with Simon Grant, Tate Etc., Issue 9, Spring 2007.
Terry R. Myers “Vija Celmins: A Drawings Retrospective” Modern Painters, April 2007.
Christopher French, “Vija Celmins at the Hammer Museum,” ARTnews, May 2007.
Jeffrey Ryan, “Vija Celmins at the Hammer Museum,” Frieze, May 2007.
“Beyond Drawing” feature on Vija Celmins, art on paper, May/June 2007.
Richard Lacayo, “50 Top 10 Lists of 2007: Top 10 Museum Exhibits,” TIME, [web page]; http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686244_1691916,00.html,
[Accessed: 2 January 2008]
James Romaine, “Active Sight: Vija Celmins and Jackson Pollock from Pictorialism to Perception.” Image Journal, Number 59, Fall 2008.
Cecile Whiting, “It’s Only a Paper Moon: The Cyborg Eye of Vija Celmins,” American Art, Published by the University of Chicago Press in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Spring 2009, Volume 23, Number 1.
Anthony d’Offay, Gilda Williams, Gerhard Richter, Bill Viola, Vija Celmins, “Artist Rooms,” Tate Etc., Issue 16, Summer 2009.
Hans den Hartog Jager, “De hemel bestormen” Hollands Diep, March/April 2010, Number 16.
Antonio Munoz Molina, “La pizarra del cielo” El Pais, [web page]; http://www.elpais.com/articulo/portada/pizarra/cielo/elpepuculbab/20100515elpbabpor_5/Tes, [Accessed: 6 June 2010]
Roberta Smith, “Vija Celmins: New Paintings, Objects, and Prints,” The New York Times, Friday, June 11, 2010.
Phong Bui, “In Conversation: Vija Celmins,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2010.
Clifford Pugh, “HGO’s Patrick Summers’ five arts picks for fall- and beyond,” Culturemap Houston, July 8, 2010. [web page]; http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/08-08-10-hgos-patrick-summers-5-arts-picks-for-fall-and-beyond/ [Accessed: 19 January 2010]
Lisa Turvey, “Vija Celmins McKee Gallery,” Artforum, September 2010.
David Ebony, “Vija Celmins,” Art in America, September 2010.
Joe Scanlan, “Small Wonder: Vija Celmins,” Newspaper Jan Mot no.74, October 2010.
Stephanie Straine, “On Drawing: Dust and Doubt: The Deserts and Galaxies of Vija Celmins,” Tate Papers [web page]; http://www.tate.org.uk/research/tateresearch/tatepapers/10autumn/straine.shtm, [Accessed: 16 December 2010].
“Museum celebrates water as art world inspiration,” Edison/ Metuchen Sentinel, November 24, 2010. [web page]; http://ems.gmnews.com/news/2010-11-24/Front_Page/Museum_celebrates_water_as_art_world_inspiration.html [Accessed:19 January 2010]
Joseph Campana, “LA cool: Vija Celmins brings TV to disaster at the Menil.” Culturemap Houston, Saturday, November 27, 2010. [web page]; http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-26-10-la-cool-vija-celmins-brings-tv-to-disaster-at-the-menil/ , [Accessed: 19 January 2011].
“Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66 on View at the Menil Collection in Houston,” artdaily.org, [web page]; http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42716&int_modo=1 , [Accessed: 19 January 2011].
Kim Levin, “Where are the Great Women Pop Artists?” ARTNews, November 2010.
Wendy Vogel, “Interview: Vija Celmins,” …might be good [web page]; http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/interview/index/158/87, [Accessed: 16 December, 2010].
Christopher Knight, “Notes on a Year: Christopher Knight on art,” Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2010. [web page]; http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/19/entertainment/la-ca-yearend-knight-essay-20101219 , [Accessed: 19 January 2011].
Lisa Turvey, “Vija Celmins: Desert, Sea, and Stars,” Artforum, January 2011. Illustrated in color, page 109.
Kelly Klaasmeyer, “War and Remembrance: Menil presents Vija Celmins’ early work,” Houston Press, January 6, 2011. Volume 23, No. 2.
Michael FitzGerald, “Works of Creative Destruction” The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Katie Geha, “Vija Celmins: The Menil Collection.” Artforum.com Critics’ Picks, Wednesday, January 5, 2011. [web page]; http://artforum.com/archive/id=27287 [Accessed: 15 January 2011].
Charissa Terranova, “This Month’s Top Exhibitions in the Western United States: The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas,” ArtScene, The Huffington Post, January 28, 2011. [web page]; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/artscene/this-months-top-exhibitio_b_815241.html [Accessed: 28 January 2011].
“International Exhibitions: Must-see exhibitions at our Partner Museums, from New York to Beijing,” Sotheby’s At Auction, 21 January- 17 February 2011.
Lillian Davies, “Vija Celmins Ne Jouer Que Du Piano,” ROVEN, Spring/Summer 2011.
Christopher Knight, “Art Review: ‘Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-1965 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art,” Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2011. [web page]; http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/03/art-review-vija-celmins-television-and-disaster-1964-1965-at-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art.html [Accessed March 29, 2011].
Thomas Wagner, “Die Wirklichkeit: ein Wunder,” art Das Kunstmagazin, April 2011.
Sebastian Frenzel, “Einmal ist keinmal,” Monopol, April 2011.
Douglas Dreishpoon, “Artists in a Parallel Universe,” Art in America, May 2011.
Charles Ruas, “Reviews: Vija Celmins,” ARTnews, June 2011.
Christopher Knight, “Pacific Standard Standard Time: Art in L.A.,1945-1980,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2011.
Adam Nagourney, “Los Angeles Stakes Its Claim as a World Art Center,” The New York Times, October 13, 2011.
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