Solo exhibitions of his work include the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA (2012); Bohen Foundation, New York (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2002); SITE Santa Fe, USA (2002); Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2002); Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (2001); Dia Art Center, New York (2000); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA (1997); Kunsthaus Zurich (1997); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA (1995); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (1994); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992) and White Columns, New York (1990).
His work has been included in group exhibitions at Prospect New Orleans, USA (2014); New Museum, New York (2013); Singular Visions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, USA (2008); I’m Thinking of a Place, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2001); One Planet Under a Groove- Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2001); Heaven, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (1999); Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997); New York: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1997) and Under Capricorn: Art in the Age of Globalization, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1996).
Gary Simmons is the recipient of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Prize.
He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1988 and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1990. Simmons was born in 1964 in New York, where he continues to live and work.
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