Project Description

William Anastasi


1933 Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in New York, NY

2009 John Cage Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

2009  William Anastasi Retrospective, curator: Inge Merete Kjeldgaard, The Esberg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark
2008 Opposites are Identical, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 Retrospective, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2006 Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Bjorn Ressle Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006 White Box, New York, NY
2005 Blind, art agents gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2005 Ohne Titel, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Koln, Czech Republic
2005 William Anastasi, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003  Blind, The Annex, New York, NY
2003 William Anastasi: A Retrospective, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 William Anastasi, art agents gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1999 …vor mehr als einem halben Jahrhundert, Landes Museum, Linz Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY
1998 I am A Jew, The Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA
1997 The Painting of the World Jew, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 The Pier Gallery, Orkney, Scotland
1995 William Anastasi: A Retrospective (1960-95), Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Kristal Fahl Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 Du Jarry, exhibition of original manuscript, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Drawing Sounds: An Installation in Honor of John Cage, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Works 1963-1992, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
1991 Sink, Trespass, Issue, Incision, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Incidents and Coincidents, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
1989 A Selection of Works from 1960 to 1989, The Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY
1989 The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Diary Paintings, Ericson Gallery, Des Moines, IA
1981 Coincidents, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1979 Re-visions: Perspectives and Propsals in Film and Video, The Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, NY
1979 Coincidents, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
1979 Max Hetzler, Stutttgart, Germany
1978 Terminus, The Hudson River Museum, New York, NY
1977 P.S.1 Museum, The Institute of Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY
1970 Continuum, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
1967 Six Sites, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
1966 Sound Objects, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
1965 Witherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
1964 Washington Square Gallery, New York, NY

2014 PAPER/WORKS, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2011 Anti-Photography, curator: Duncan Wooldrige, Focal Point Gallery, Essex, United Kingdom
2010 Early Conceptualists”, curators: Erik Verhagen and Jocelyn Wolff, Jocelyn Wolff Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Intolerance, Curators: Christopher Whittey and Gerald Ross, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2009 The Third Mind, American Artists Contemplate Asian 1860-1989, curator: Alexandra Munroe, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2009 East/West, Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Title of This Show, curator: Mario Garcia Torres, Jan Mot Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2009 New York, New Drawings 1946-2007, Selections from the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Museo de Art Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2008 Five Americans, curator: Sam Jedig, Borup Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Brooklyn Rail Benefit, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2008 ONE More: Dedicated to Sol LeWitt, curator: Bradshaw, Esbjerg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark
2007 Live/Work, performance into drawing, MoMA, New York, NY
2007 Out of Time, a contemporary view, MoMA, New York, NY
2007 Anastasi/Judd/Sandback, Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2006 Collection Kramarsky, Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2006 Looking at words, Andrea Rosen, New York, NY
2006 Portraits of Artists, works from Rex Capital, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
2003 The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, New York
2003 Davidson Art Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2003 Works from the LeWitt Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain
2001 Visions From American Art: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2000, The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2001 Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977,curated by Crissie Iles, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2000 The Century of Innocence: The History of the White Monochrome, Rooseum Museum of Art, Malmo, Sweden
2000 Topology, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
2000 This is What It Is, Bard College, Annadale-on Hudson, NY
2000 Destruction/Creation, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
2000 The American Century, 1950-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1999 Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, La Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
1999 Afterimage, curated by Connie Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American drawings from a New York private collection, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
1998 Re: Duchamp/Contemporary Artists Respond to Marcel Duchamp’s Influence, Abraham Lubelsky Gallery, New York, NY
1997 From Time to Time, Iris and B. Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
1997 Word to Word, Linda Kerkland Gallery, New York, NY
1997 10th Year Anniversary Group Show, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 Hubert Winter Gallery, Vienna, Austria
1996 Drawing on Chance (Selections from the Collection), MoMA, New York, NY
1996 Timewise, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
1995 Sound Sculpture: Music for the Eyes, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
1995 Joyce and the Visual Arts, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Dark Room, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Drawings, Werner H. Kramarsky, New York with Dove Bradshaw
1994 Autobodyography, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, with Dove Bradshaw
1993 Rolyholyover: A Circus, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA; Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1992 Concurrencies, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
1991 William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, John Cage, Tom Marioni, Robert Rauschenberg & Mark Tobey ‘imitating nature in her manner of operation . . ., Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Casino Fantasma, curated by Allana Heiss, Winter Casino, Venice, Italy
1989 The Leo Castelli Gallery, Performing Arts Benefit, New York, NY
1988 Benefit for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1988 The Cunningham Benefit Art Exhibition, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988 The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1988 Stux Gallery, Boston, MA
1987 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
1987 Reading Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Art Institute, Chicago, IL
The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Georgia Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tatens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmak
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WO
Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Christies: An Interview With William Anastasi

Behind a formidable dark door in building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Kathleen Massara encounters a tall handsome gentleman who invites her into his studio. The man is William Anastasi. Now in his eighties, Anastasi recounts his life as an artist, from his first art class for disadvantaged youth to his frenzied, yet meditative subway drawings. MORE

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