Shirley Kaneda


Shirley KANEDA

1951                            Born in Tokyo, Japan     

                                     Lives and works in New York, NY




1976                            BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY





1999                            John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


1998                            The Elizabeth Foundation


1997                            The Pollock Krasner Foundation


1996                            National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship/Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation



Solo Exhibitions

2014                           Galerie Richard, New York, NY, USA
                                     Galerie Richard, Paris, France
2011                            Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2009                            Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA
                                     Galerie Richard, Paris, France
2008                            Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia (catalogue)
2007                            Danese Gallery, New York, NY, USA (catalogue)
2006                            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
2005                            Galerie Richard, Paris, France (catalogue)
                                     Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2004                            Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
2003                            Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, USA
2002                            Galerie Schuster & Scheuermann, Berlin, Germany
                                     Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, Germany
2001                            Galerie Evelyne Canus, Paris, France
                                     Centre d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, France (3 person exhibition)       
                                     Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, USA                  
2000                            Centre d'Art d'Ivry, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (catalogue)                   
1998                            Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, USA (catalogue)
1997                            Peggy Phelps Gallery
                                     Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA (catalogue)                       
                                     Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1996                            Galerie Evelyne Canus, La Colle-sur-Loup, France
                                     Villa Arson, Nice, France
                                     Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, Italy
1995                            Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA
1994                            Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1992                            Jack Shainman Gallery, New York,NY, USA



Group Exhibitions


2014                           25 Years, Galerie Richard, Paris


2013                            Entrée Libre Mais Non Obligatoire/Noel Dolla, Villa Arson, Nice, France


2012                            Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Gallery, curated by Pepe Karmel & Joachim Pissaro, New York, NY, USA

                                     New Acquisitions from the Tanner Collection, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

                                     American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY, USA


2011                            Underwater, Curated by Angela Kingston, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK


2010                            Transfontaliers, Centre Regional d'Art Contemporain de Montbeliard, France

                                     Un-Titled (Abstraction), David Richard Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM, USA

                                     Underwater, Curated by Angela Kingston, Spacex, Execter, UK 

                                     Underwater, Curated by Angela Kingston,Towner, Deconshire Park, Eastbourne, UK

                                     Oeuvres sur papier, Galerie Richard, Paris, France


2009                            Larry Bell, Shirley Kaneda & Irene Chou, Annadale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

                                     Blue/Art Basel,Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Basel, Switzerland 


2008                            Petits Formats Abstracts,Galerie Richard, Paris, France

                                     Art Basel, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Basel, Switzerland


2007                            Quirky, curated by Michael Amy, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, USA

                                     Twilight Musings, curated by Sherman Sam, One in the Other, London, UK


2006                           100 Watercolors, Jeannie Freilich Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     Extreme Abstraction, Galerie Richard, Paris, France


2005                            Hommage a Matisse, Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium

                                     Adaptation Syndrome, Painting in Contemporary Image Culture

                                     Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA, USA

                                     Couleurs & Formes, Galerie Evelyne Canus, Basel, Switzerland 


2004                            Surface Tension curated by Monon Slome, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, USA


2002                            New-Economy Painting curated by Nowell Karten, Acme, Los Angeles, CA, USA


2001                            Concepts of Images, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

                                     Warped: Painting and the FeminineInside Spaces, London, UK

                                     Warped; Painting and the FeminineAngel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK  (also, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, and Middlesbrough Art Gallery)


2000                            Campi di Oscillazione, curated by Tiziana Conti, Caraglio, Italy

                                      Minimal/Maximal, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

                                      Super-Abster-ActionFilles du Calvaire, Paris, France


1999                            Super-Abster-Action,The Box Associati, Turin, Italy

                                     AbstractGalerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria


1998                            Exploiting the AbstractFeigen Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

                                     Painting ObjectivesGalerie Evelyne Canus, La Colle-sur-Loup, France

                                     OrnamentsGalerie Haffemann, Weisbaden, Germany

                                     Sick of Photography; A Painting Show, curated by Michael Darling, Univ. of Santa Barbara, CA, USA


1997                            Divergent Models (catalogue), Kunstverein, Weisbaden, Germany

                                     Made in Santa Barbara: Work From The Atelier Richard TullisChanning Peske Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                     Re:Fab, Painting, Abstracted, Fabricated & Revised (catalogue), Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA


1996                            Re:Fab, Painting, Abstracted Fabricated & Revised (catalogue), Wolfson Galleries, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, USA

                                     Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting (catalogue), List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA


1995                            Re:Fab, Painting; Abstracted, Fabricated & Revised (catalogue)Art Museum, Univ. of  South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

                                     Color: Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     Summer Group ShowFeigen Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

                             X-SightingsAnderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

                             Auction Benefit, White Columns, New York, NY, USA

                             Works For A FunhouseE.S. Vandam, New York, NY, USA


1994                            PaintingRhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

                                     Print projectHorodner/Romley Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     SourballsSue Spaid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

                                     Auction BenefitThe New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA                                              


1993                            A Sculpture, A Painting, and A Drawing, Muranushi Lederman Projects, New York, NY, USA

                                     Medium is the MediumBarbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA

                                     Art Is LifeMuseo dell 'Automobile, Turin, Italy

                                     Beau DomageJack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     Summer Group ShowFeigen, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA

                                     Five Uses of Space (catalogue), Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium

                                     Benefit ShowWhite Columns, New York, NY

                                     Sailing to Byzantium with Disenchantment (catalogue), Sergio Tossi Gallery, Prato, Italy

                                     Things to Feast Your Eyes OnMuranushi/Lederman Projects

                                      N.Y. DefrostThe Living Room, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                                      Abstrategies; Abstract Painting in the 90'sDunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL, USA

                                     Songs of RetributionRichard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA


1992                            The Void Each Time (catalogue), Galleria In Arco, Turin, Italy    

                                     Shades of DifferenceSandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY, USA


1991                            Conceptual AbstractionSidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     In Full Effect (catalogue), White Columns, New York, NY, USA

                                     Distraction/AbstractionRichard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     Just PaintingTrenkmann Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                                     Little Things Mean A LotMomentary Modern, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


1990                            The Ends of Painting: The Edges of Abstraction (catalogue), Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA


1989                            Painting Between the Sacred and the ProfaneGalerie Rahmel, Cologne, Germany


1988                            Painting: Between Awareness and DesireCyrus Gallery, New York, NY, USA




2013    Pepe Karmel, Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now, ARTnews, April
   Lilly Wei, Conceptual Abstraction, review, Art In America, Feb. 2013
2010    Angela Kingston, UNDERWATER, catalogue essay,Towner, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, UK
2008    Richard Jinman, Shirley Kaneda at Annandale Galleries, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD MAGAZINE,  Issue #66
   Michael Amy, ART IN AMERICA, Shirley Kaneda at Danese Gallery, May
   Joe Fyfe, ART CRITICAL, Shirley Kaneda at Danese Gallery, October
   The New Yorker, Shirley Kaneda at Danese Gallery, October 22
2006    Mathew Biro, CONTEMPORARY, Shirley Kaneda, Fluid Transitions, #81
2005    Dan Tranberg, ART ON PAPER, “Striking Cords, Shirley Kaneda’s Works on Paper,” Sept./Oct., Vol. 10 No.1
   James Engelman, Improv at the Photoshop, New York ARTS, March/April 
2004    Paulette Roberts-Pullen, Purely Pleasing: Shirley Kaneda at Reynolds Gallery, Style Weekly, November
   Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, “First Degree, The Place of Aesthetic in Postmodernism: Part II, artUS, Jan./Feb.
2003    Raphael Rubinstein, “8 Painters: New Work,” ART IN AMERICA, November
   Elizabeth Kley, “Shirley Kaneda and Imaging the Abstract,” ART NEWS, Summer
   Raphael Rubinstein, “A Quiet Crisis” ART IN AMERICA, pp. 39-45, March
2002    David Ryan, CONTEMPORARY, Thinking in the Abstract, February
             David Ryan, TALKING PAINTING, Dialogues with Twelve Contemporary Abstract Painters, Routledge, London, UK
2001   Nancy Princenthal, ART IN AMERICA, Shirley Kaneda at Feigen Contemporary, September 2001
  Brendan Fletcher, CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS, Warped: Painting and the Feminine, #34
  Grace Glueck, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Shirley Kaneda at Feigen ContemporaryMarch 2, Art in Review
  Lily Wei, ART NEWS, Shirley Kaneda at Feigen Contemporary, March
  THE NEW YORKER, Goings on About Town: Shirley Kaneda at Feigen Contemporary, February 12
  Martha Schwendener, TIME OUT, Shirley Kaneda, February 22nd           
  Mario Naves, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, Two Painters Named Shirley, February 12
2000   Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime, pp.58-67, Allworth Press
  David Ryan, "Shirley Kaneda at Galerie Fernand Leger, Centre d'Art d'Ivry" Magazine, March
  Catherine Perret, 'Thought in Painting" catalogue essay for Shirley Kaneda, Peintures 1998-99, Centre d'Art d'Ivry
1999    David Ryan, "Indeterminate Relations" CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART, June
   Jonathan Goodman, "Shirley Kaneda at Feigen Contemporary," ART IN AMERICA, May
1998   David Carrier, Interview with Shirley Kaneda, catalogue for "Shirley Kaneda" Feigen Contemporary
  Michael Darling, catalogue essay, "Shirley Kaneda: Discursive Decoration" 
  Ken Johnson, "Shirley Kaneda"  THE NEW YORK TIMES October 9
  Faye Hirsch, "Shirley Kaneda"  ON PAPER, Mar.-Apr. , Vol.2 #4
  Marina Walker, review:"Sick of Photography: A Painting Show" curated by M. Darling, SANTA BARBARA NEWS PRESS,
  January 23
1997    Michael Darling, "Shirley Kaneda at Claremont Graduate Univ.," ART ISSUES, Nov./Dec. 
   Jeanne Wilkinson, "Shirley Kaneda at Jack Shainman Gallery," REVIEW, February
1996   Andrew Benjamin, What Is Abstraction?  pp48-9, 62-3 Academy Editions, London, Great Britain 
  Kelly Spalding, "Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting" ARTSMEDIA, June
  Christine Temin, "The Clash of the Abstracts" THE BOSTON GLOBE, May 7
  Shawn Hill, "Driven to Abstraction" THE TAB, April 23-29
  Mary Sherman, "Meet abstract art 'Face to Face'" BOSTON  SUNDAY HERALD, April 28
  Angela Madesani, "Primitivo o gestuale il puzzle di Kaneda" la REPUBLICA, April 9
  Lorella Giudici JULIET, April/May
  Sabina Spada, "Shirley Kaneda, Galleria Raffaella Cortese" TEMA CELESTE, N. 56 
  Alessandra Mingotti, "Shirley Kaneda borderline tra astrazione epsichedelia" ARTE, March 
  Giorgio Vigano, "Shirley Kaneda: Systemic Inconsistencies" ATTICO ARTE, January 31
1995   Pepe Karmel, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, review., "Color: Sign, System & Sensibility"
  Hirsch, Faye  "Shirley Kaneda at Jack Shainman Gallery" ART IN AMERICA, April 
  David Clarkson, "Shirley Kaneda" BOMB, Spring
  Robert  Morgan, COVER, January
1994    Jerry Saltz, "A Year in the Life: Tropic of Painting" ART IN AMERICA, October 
   George Melrod, "Openings" ART & AUCTION, November
1992   Robert Morgan, "Discursive Notes" COVER, December
  Terry R. Myers, "Stimulating Distortions, Shirley Kaneda's, Brutal Abstractions", QW, October 
  Gerrit Henry, Review of "Assembly, A Group Exhibition at Jack Shainman, ARTNEWS, November
  Demetrio Paparoni, "The Void Each Time" catalogue essay
  Christina Perrella, Review of "The Void Each Time", TEMA CELESTE, Autumn            
  W.S. Wilson, "Abstract Painting on a Manhattan Ice Floe II", ARTSPACE, July/August
  David Carrier, "Afterlight-Exhibiting Abstract Painting in the Era of its Belatedness", ARTS, March 
  Marjorie Wellish, "Abstraction, Advocacy Of", TEMA CELESTE, Jan./Mar. 
            David Pagel, "Shirley Kaneda, A Conversation with David Pagel" TEMA CELESTE, Summer
1991   Jerry Saltz, catalogue essay "In Full Effect"
            David Pagel, "The Ends of Painting; The Edges of Abstraction", ARTSPACE, January            
  Kay Larson,  Review of "Conceptual Abstraction" NEW YORK MAGAZINE, December     
  Saul Ostrow, "Strategies for a New Abstraction", TEMA  CELESTE, Sept./Dec.
  Susan Kandel, "L.A. in Review" ARTS, December        
  Peter Frank, "Pick of the Week" LA WEEKLY, October

Selected Collections


David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA


Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH, USA 


Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH, USA


Philip Morris USA 


Sprint International Corporation


Saks Fifth Avenue Art Collection (collection includes among others: Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, William Wegman)


Banco do Torino, Turin, Italy