Project Description

Suzanne Caporael

b. 1971, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Lakeville, CT

Suzanne Caporael develops work based on her observations of nature and our attempts to define and control it. The resulting works are as formal as they are lyrical, as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptually challenging. Taking a less-is-more approach, Caporael distills her observations from her road trips and time spent in nature into slightly off-kilter rows and columns of shapes of color and pattern, giving the suggestion of a lap-held diary.

EDUCATION
1979
MFA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1977
BFA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
 
AWARDS
1986
National Endowment for the Arts painting grant
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
Blue Uniform, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
2017
What Follows Here, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2015
The Landscape, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2014
Suzanne Caporael: Recent Paintings, Peters Project, Santa Fe, NM
2013
Enough is Plenty, Ameringer | McEnery |Yohe, New York, NY
2012
Seeing Things, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2010
The Memory Store, Ameringer| McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2008
Going, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
Roadwork, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Time, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005
Reading Time, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY and St. Louis, MO
2005
Works on Paper, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2005
A Decade, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2004
Tide Waters, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004
Estuaries, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2003
Littoral Drift, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Recent Prints, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
2001
Turnagain Arm and Other Cold Places, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Melt: New Paintings, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Studies for Melt, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
1998
The Elements of Pigment, The Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Recent Paintings, In Khan Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Suzanne Caporael, SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1996
The Five Kingdoms and The Periodic Table of Elements, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL; Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994
Paintings, from the Series Inside Trees and Living on Permafrost: Black Spruce, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993
Inside Trees, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992
Second Nature, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991
Suzanne Caporael, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991
Paintings and Works on Paper, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991
New Work, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
989
Recent Paintings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
989
New Paintings, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
988
New Work, Richard Gray Gallery/Superior Street, Chicago, IL
988
Recent Work, Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA; Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
987
Recent Paintings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986
Recent Paintings, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
1986
California Viewpoints, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1985
Suzanne Caporael, Irit Krygier Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Summer 1985: Nine Artists (nine one-person exhibitions), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1984
Suzanne Caporael, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Known: Unknown, New York Studio School, New York, NY
2018
Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
2017
SITE/SIGHT, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY, curated by Ellen Kozak
2017
The Times, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
2017
Oklahoma and Beyond: Selections from the George R. Kravis II Collection, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK
2016
Beyond Likeness: Mapping the Self, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
2016
The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
2015
Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection, de Young Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2014
Color Rhythms, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2011
(Un)Natural Histories, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2010
International Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2008
People and Places, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008
New Prints: Spring 2008, International Print Center, New York, NY
2008
Less is More, 511 Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the Present, Nathan A. Bernstein & Co, New York, NY, curated by Lowell Pettit
2006
Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005
New Art New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding Inc., Traun, Austria
2003
Pressure Points, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
2003
Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2002
Linger, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Plotting: A Survey Exhibition of Artists’ Studies, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001
On Language: Text and Beyond, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI
2000
Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, Palmer Gallery, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2000
Watch, Bona Fide Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Ellsworth Kelly and Suzanne Caporael, Graystone Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1999
Retrospective of the Collection of David Teplitzki, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
1999
The Great Drawing Show, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999
A Quiet Storm: Painting in Abstraction, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Cleveland Collects: Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1998
Hands on Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1996
Detween Reality and Abstraction, NICA Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1996
Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
1995
New Abstraction, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993
45th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
1993
Sea Fever, Transamerica Pyramid Center, San Francisco, CA
1992
Inaugural Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1992
Selective Visions, Transamerica Pyramid Center, San Francisco, CA
1991
Group Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992
Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1992
Selections From the Peter Norton Collection, Rand Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1992
Presswork: The Art of Women Printmakers, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1989
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988
Land, ACA Art Gallery, New York, NY
1987
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987
Alumni Invitational, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
987
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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