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Alex Katz

United States 1927

Painting, Prints

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Alex Katz
Alex Katz
Male
United States
1927
January 16, 2017
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An iconic figure of the 20th century New York scene, Alex Katz is an American painter and printmaker who developed his highly stylized visual vocabulary as a reaction to the ideas of Abstract Expressionism that were blossoming in the United States during the 1950s. Katz’s brightly colored, large-scale figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that oftentimes resembles the aesthetics of the everyday visual culture commonly found in advertising and cinema – a feature that regularly linked Alex to the norms of Pop art despite the fact his work predates this movement by a relatively big margin. Throughout his career, Katz has managed to avoid any sort of deeper or psychological level within artworks, instead opting to simply portray what he loves the most in this world – his family. That way, he was able to develop his simplistic style and allow the visuals to become the core of every artwork[1], offering a Pop-like and refreshing approach to art making.

American figurative paintings of large landscapes made by any Maine painter is a trip through time
Alex Katz – One of his Black Paintings – Image via fadmagazine.com

The Road to His Own Style

Alex Katz was born in the year of 1927 to a Jewish family living in Brooklyn, New York[2]. A year after his birth, the Katz household relocated to St. Albans, Queens, where Alex spent most of his childhood. He attended classes at the Cooper Union in New York before enrolling at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. The Skowhegan institution exposed the aspiring artist with a concept of painting from life – an idea that will prove to be pivotal when Alex develops as an author. Furthermore, Katz himself admitted that the Skowhegan’s plein air practice gave him a reason to devote his life to painting. From 1954 to 1960, Alex made a number of small collages of still life compositions, local Maine landscapes and small figures[3]. Slowly but surely, he was developing his own particular style – a process that requited him to destroy over a thousand of his paintings created during the first ten years of his career. This interesting fact was admitted by the author himself and it was, as he explained, all in an effort to reach his own perfect style. In the year of 1960, Katz had his first and only son, Vincent.

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Alex Katz – Untitled – Image via pinterest.com

Alex Katz’s Lack of Complexity

Since the time of the 1950s, Katz experimented with the idea of painting faster than he can think. His artworks from this era are simple, but according to Katz they are much more reductive than any other collection of his pieces ever made. His themes were also simplistic as he was avoiding adding any psychological element to his work – Alex explained such a decision with the following: The one thing I don’t want to do is things already done. As for particular subject matter, I don’t like narratives, basically.[4] Although he worked for years prior to that period, Katz reached great public prominence in the 1980s when he became known for his large paintings whose striking simplicity and the heightened sense of colors are now seen as early precursors to Pop Art. His pieces are usually divided into the genres of portraiture and landscape as these are the focal points of Alex’s body of work. All of these artworks are defined by their flatness of both the color and the form, sporadic use of lines and the surprisingly seductive emotional detachment. One of the few main sources of inspiration Alex told was a factor in his own art was the woodcuts produced by the Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.

For the majority of his career, Alex Katz claimed that his art is only concerned about the surface, both in terms of flat painterly fields and the absence of psychological complexity

Alex Katz - Tiger Lily, 1968 - Image via casterlinegoodmancom
Alex Katz – Tiger Lily, 1968 – Image via casterlinegoodman.com

Expanding His Body of Work

Beginning in the late 1950s[5], Katz developed a method of painting on cut panels, initially on wood and then later on aluminum. These kinds of artworks were simply called cutouts by Alex who adored working with them. These would occupy space like sculptures, but would still have their physicality compressed into planes as the case is with paintings. The choice to work predominantly on large scale pieces came to be during the 1960s and Alex explained such a decision as a reaction to films, television and billboard advertising. Ada Katz, whom he married during the year of 1958, has been the main subject of over 250 different portrait pieces signed by Katz. Alex would start increasingly portraying groups of figures after the year of 1964.[6] He continued painting these complex groups well into the 1970s. In 1965, Katz also embarked on a prolific career in printmaking, exploring new creative grounds.[7] He would go on to produce many editions in lithography, etching, silkscreen, woodcut and linoleum cut, producing over 400 prints made by different techniques in his lifetime. Katz started designing sets and costumes as well, primarily working with a celebrated choreographer Paul Taylor. After that period, Alex decided that landscape pieces should receive more of his attention, believing that the next step of his career should have a goal of making the impression as if the viewer was inside the very piece he of she was observing.

In many ways, both conceptually and technically, the art of Alex Katz can be considered to be the bridge that gaps the traditions of abstraction and figuration

Alex Katz - Untitled contact - Image via wsjnet
Alex Katz – Untitled – Image via wsj.net

Recognition and Legacy of Alex Katz

In the late 1980s, Alex took on a new subject a lot different from anything with what he worked earlier in his life – fashion models in designer clothing. Such a practice allowed Katz to work alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, like Kate Moss and Christy Turlington. Personally, Alex enjoyed the fashion world because of its unique ephemeral nature that appealed greatly to the painter and his own set of ideas. Due to his successful works in many fields of art making, Katz has been the recipient of numerous awards during his lifetime. Just to name a few, he received The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for Painting in 1972 and, in 1987, both the prestigious Pratt Institute’s Mary Buckley Award for Achievement and The Queens Museum of Art Award for Lifetime Achievement. These are only some of the exceptional recognitions Alex was on the receiving end of during the course of his career as listing all of them would take quite a while. His art is only further underlined by the fact Alex was the inspiration behind many noteworthy artistic movements and individual authors emerging from the younger generations.

Alex Katz - January IV contact (detail), 1992 - Image via artobservedcom
Alex Katz – January IV (detail), 1992 – Image via artobserved.com

The Successful Struggle with the Abstract Expressionism

It’s interesting to think about how Alex Katz’s simplistic, unique and utterly different style was able to rival the Abstract Expressionism at the height of its development and at a time that most of the authors were opting to say something deep and meaningful via their work. In fact, this painter/printmaker was so sure of himself that he once famously stated the following: As artists, we compete for audiences. I’m competing with the Abstract Expressionist guys. I’ll knock ‘em off the wall. If you put my work next to an aggressive A.E. painting, I’ll eat most of ‘em up. Against all odds and alone with his style, Katz managed to achieve widespread critical acclaim and commercial success that only a handful of other 20th century artists have managed to obtain. Nowadays, Alex is still very active as an author[8] and plays the role of a conceptual guiding star to many younger generation artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Julian Opie.

This artist is represented by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery Miami, Woodward Gallery New York, Weng Contemporary, Puccio Fine Art, Galerie Fluegel-Roncak and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris.

Alex Katz lives and works in New York and Maine, United States.

References:

  1. de Chassey, E., Mönig, R., Tosatto, G., Alex Katz: An American Way of Seeing, Kerber; Bilingual edition, 2010
  2. Juncosa, E., Bonet, J., Katz, A., Alex Katz: New York, Charta / Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2007
  3. Sandler, I., Alex Katz, Harry N. Abrams; First Edition, 1998
  4. Rappolt, M., Alex Katz: Face the Music, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2012
  5. Schröder, K. A., Zdenek, F., Katz, A., Markhof, M. M., Alex Katz: Prints, Hatje Cantz; First American Edition, 2010
  6. Tuite, D., Corwin, S., Siegel, K., Shiff, R., Diaz, E., Brand-New and Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Prestel, 2015
  7. Schwabsky, B., Alex Katz: The Sixties, Charta, 2006
  8. Marshall, R., Katz, A., Alex Katz, Rizzoli; 1st edition, 1986

Featured image: Alex Katz – Photo of the artist standing in front of his work – Image via pattifridayphotography.rs
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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2017Winter AccrochageGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, NurembergGroup
2017Pure Pop - The Art of Popular CultureChristian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2017Albertina Contemporary- Andy Warhol to Anselm Kiefer Albertina, ViennaGroup
2017Rendezvous - Meisterwerke Aus Der Sammlung EsslEssl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, KlosterneuburgGroup
2016Alex Katz - New Landscapes Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, ParisSolo
2016Alex Katz - Ariel (Red)Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WYSolo
2016Alex Katz: Quick Light Serpentine Gallery, LondonSolo
2015Alex Katz: Black PaintingsTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonSolo
2015Alex Katz: This is NowHigh Museum of Art, AtlantaSolo
2015Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950sColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MaineSolo
2015The SeaSalut D'honneur Jan Hoet - Mu.ZEE, OostendeGroup
2015Absence (Looking for Hammershoi)David Risley Gallery, CopenhagenGroup
2015The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes)Almine Rech Gallery, ParisGroup
2015Face It! Das Portrait In Der Kunst Des 19.-21. Jahrhunderts WIMMERplus A GLOBAL NETWORK IN ART, Prien am ChiemseeGroup
2014Alex Katz - Portraits And Flowers  Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, NurembergSolo
2014Alex Katz - 45 Years Of Portraits 1969-2014Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgSolo
2014Gifts from Alex KatzThe High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GASolo
2014Alex KatzPatrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-HeistSolo
2014Alex Katz: Red HatGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2014Alex Katz: 70s 80s 90sTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonSolo
2014Alex Katz - 45 Years Of Portraits. 1969-2014Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2014A Brief History of PacePace Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CAGroup
2014Kunst Ist Chef - WIMMERplus A GLOBAL NETWORK IN ARTPrien am Chiemsee Group
2014Summertime BluesMcClain Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
2014FloraNewzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, ABGroup
2014Summer Group Show Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Group
2014A Poem for Raoul and AgnesAncient & Modern, LondonGroup
2014Bloodflames RevisitedPaul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2014JoyrideMarlborough Broome St, New York City, NYGroup
2014Modern and Contemporary Prints and EditionsMcClain Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
2014GirlGalerie Emmanuel Perrotin, ParisGroup
2014Home (Very) Sweet HomeGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisGroup
2014StarsJane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJGroup
2014Pop! Andy Warhol and artists from the collection of the Housatonic Museum of ArtHousatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CTGroup
2014Muse und ModellGalerie Ludorff, DusseldorfGroup
2014Alex Katz & Dara FriedmanGavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NYDuo
2013Alex Katz : Prints 1990-2013Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WYSolo
2013Alex Katz: Small Paintings 1987-2013Peter Blum Gallery - Chelsea, New York City, NYSolo
2013Alex Katz - Virtual RealityRichard Gray Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2013Alex Katz - Small Paintings 1987-2013Peter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2013Alex Katz - Solo ShowMiddlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - MIMA, MiddlesbroughSolo
2013Alex Katz: A Matter of LightColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2013Alex Katz - Selections From The Whitney Museum Of American ArtNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYSolo
2013American Treasures: Other VoicesFarnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MESolo
2013Alex Katz - New York MaineMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgSolo
2013Alex Katz - LandscapesHaus Konstruktiv, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst,ZurichSolo
2013Alex KatzMonica De Cardenas, ZuozSolo
2013Summer In MaineGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2013Under the Influence of Finance and Fashion:  Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art FoundationCarnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CAGroup
2013Modern Masters On View In Palm BeachMark Borghi Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2013Facing Nature, collectie De Heus-ZomerMuseum Belvédère, HeerenveenGroup
2013Kunst fürs Kunsthaus - Editionen des Aargauischen Kunstvereins 1991 – 2013Aargauer Kunsthaus, AarauGroup
2013MeisterwerkeGalerie Rother & Winter, WiesbadenGroup
2013Galen at The GalenPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2013SIGNS ON THE ROAD A GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE CAC MÁLAGACAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga Group
2013Goho - 9. Gostenhofer Atelier- Und Werkstatttage Galerie Hafenrichter, Nuremberg Group
2013Commodious Thoughts from Outer SpaceKrobath - Wien, ViennaGroup
2013The Other PortraitMART - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto,RoveretoGroup
2013Self-Portrait in a Convex MirrorDavis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MAGroup
2013Great Men Die TwiceGaleria Mário Sequeira, BragaGroup
201330 Years ( Part One )Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
2013Summer Views Galerie Hafenrichter, Nuremberg Group
2013Summer Group ShowGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Group
2013Jew YorkUntitled, New York City, NY Group
2013Woods, Lovely, Dark, And DeepDC Moore Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Jew YorkZach Feuer Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013An Artist Collecting ArtVestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, VestfossenGroup
2013Visual Leitmotifs - Variations on ThemesRosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2013Frauen Liebe und Leben - Sammlung KlöckerLehmbruck Museum, DuisburgGroup
2013The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop ArtAcquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NYGroup
2013IMAGES FOR IMAGES, Artists for Tichy – Tichy for ArtistsGASK - Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná HoraGroup
2013Peinture. Alex Katz & Felix VallottonMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneGroup
2013Selected WorksFischbach Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Pinups & PortraitsIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2013Compelling ImagesMakeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJGroup
2013The Artist and the PoetThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2013Experience 01: DesireESMoA, El Segundo, CAGroup
2013Landscapes (1872 - 2012)Galerie Haas AG, ZurichGroup
2012Alex Katz — Hard Days AheadClocktower Gallery & Radio, New York City, NYSolo
2012Alex Katz: Give Me TomorrowTurner Contemporary, Margate, KentSolo
2012Maine New York Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2012Interior VisionsColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2012Alex Katz - Paintings and Works on PaperGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichSolo
2012Alex Katz - Paintings and Works on PaperGalerie Klüser, MunichSolo
2012Alex Katz - People And Landscapes Galerie Hafenrichter, Nuremberg Solo
2012Alex Katz - 85 Years Pure BeautyGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Solo
2012Alex Katz PrintsMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MASolo
201235 Years of PortraitsThe Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2012Alex Katz - Casi NadaMACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A CoruñaSolo
2012Alex Katz: Making Faces - WomenKunstTachometer PALMA DE MALLORCA, Palma de MallorcaSolo
2012Making Faces - WomenDriesch:Klonaris, Palma de MallorcaSolo
2012Alex Katz: Der perfekte AugenblickMuseum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, DortmundSolo
2012Avant-Gardes - The collection of the Triton Foundation Kunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2012Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NEGroup
2012Leben Mit Pop!Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, LeipzigGroup
2012The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975Museum of Art - Washington State University, Pullman, WAGroup
2012Muse: Exploring InspirationRichard Gray Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2012Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty YearsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Summer Accrochage Of Pop Art Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Group
2012Accrochage der Pop ArtGalerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Group
2012Künstler der Galerie Galerie Hafenrichter, Nuremberg Group
2012Turps BananaVIGO, LondonGroup
2012A Summer SelectionCrane Kalman Gallery, LondonGroup
2012SynesthesiaM+B, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Early Summer PreviewWeber Fine Art of Greenwich, Greenwich, CTGroup
2012Fine Arf!Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WVGroup
2012Outside InTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Dancing towards the EssenceKunsthaus Grenchen, GrenchenGroup
2012EditionsGalerie Lena Brüning, BerlinGroup
2012LandscapePace Prints, New York City, NYGroup
2012Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private CollectionsMontclair Art Museum,Montclair, NJGroup
2012Selected DrawingsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichGroup
2012Selected DrawingsGalerie Klüser, MunichGroup
2012Mie: A Portrait By 35 ArtistsFreight + Volume, New York City, NYGroup
2012Curator's Choice: People, Places, and ThingsThe Fralin Museum of Art - University of Virginia Art Museums, Charlottesville, VAGroup
2012Pop Art KUNSTKABINETT, Regensburg Group
2012Post War American ArtDavid Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MIGroup
2012Group ExhibitionSenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Alex Katz: Paintings From The 50Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011Alex Katz - Naked BeautyKestnergesellschaft, HannoverSolo
2011Floating BeautiesFAS Contemporary, LondonSolo
2011Face The MusicGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2011Alex Katz: Figure Ground Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011Face the MusicGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgSolo
2011Alex Katz: DrawingsColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2011Highlights of the Peter Blum Edition Archive MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2011The DeerLe Consortium, DijonGroup
2011The Decade Show: An Anniversary ExhibitionMadelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NYGroup
2011Companion Pieces: Artist Circles from the Permanent CollectionKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
2011OpenYukiko Kawase Gallery, ParisGroup
2011NatureKarl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, HagenGroup
2011Charity Exhibition For Light The DarkGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisGroup
2011Weihnachts-Charity für Licht ins DunkelGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
2011HighlightsGalerie Klüser, MunichGroup
2011HighlightsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichGroup
2011Segment #1Borusan Contemporary, IstanbulGroup
2011ColorUtah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UTGroup
201142258MoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2011Pop Art Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Vienna Group
2011XXX Thirty Years Peter Blum EditionPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Creating the New Century - Contemporary Art from the Dicke CollectionFort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, COGroup
2011The Enchanted MountainGaleria Mário Sequeira, BragaGroup
2011Slice of SummerIKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2011ALBERTINA CONTEMPORARYGERHARD RICHTER BIS KIKI SMITH - Albertina, ViennaGroup
2011Collectors’ Choice: Selections from the Jay and Jane Braus CollectionBerkshire Museum,Pittsfield, MAGroup
2011MaineSpanierman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Portrait and PresenceKalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MIGroup
2011Zwischen Film und Kunst – Storyboards von Hitchcock bis SpielbergKunsthalle in Emden,EmdenGroup
2011Pop! Into SummerRosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2011Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, AachenGroup
2011Zettels TraumVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2011Cover GirlLa Galerie des Galeries Lafayette, ParisGroup
2011Pasted Papers: The Art of CollageMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2010Alex Katz: Once In A LifetimeGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2010Alex Katz - Prints, Paintings, CutoutsKunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch HallSolo
2010Katz Alex - Small paintingsDe Primi Fine Art, LuganoSolo
2010Alex Katz: New WorkFarnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MESolo
2010Alex Katz PrintsAlbertina, ViennaSolo
2010Alex Katz - Solo ExhibitionLuciana Brito Galeria, São PauloSolo
2010Alex Katz: Landscapes and SeascapesGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2010Alex KatzTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonSolo
2010Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, MakingParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYSolo
2010Have You Been Good?David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MIGroup
2010THE BIENNIAL WINTER SALON 2010Elga Wimmer PCC, New York City, NYGroup
2010Ein Hauch von Eden   Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld Group
201025th Anniversary ShowKohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Contemporary Works From The CollectionFarnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MEGroup
2010Hyper RealMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2010Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary ArtUtah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UTGroup
2010Armitage Gone Dance Exquisite Corpse ProjectKlemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York City, NYGroup
2010Luc Tuymans: A vision of Central EuropeBrugge Centraal, BrugesGroup
2010POP ART - DruckgraphikGalerie Wolfgang Exner, Vienna Group
201050 Internationale KünstlerMuseum Villa Haiss, Zell a.H.Group
2010Maine as MuseBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEGroup
2010Alex Katz, Eric Fischl, and the Beach SceneLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Figurative ExpressionismWichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KSGroup
2010On The Paper MarcoRossi- artecontemporanea - Milano, MilanGroup
2010Heads Or TailsMary Ryan Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Wall to WallDaniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010HIGH IDEALS & CRAZY DREAMSGalerie Vera Munro,HamburgGroup
2010Pop Art Never DieTezukayama Gallery, OsakaGroup
2010ViewpointReynolds Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup
201075 - 65 Der SammlerMuseum Würth, KünzelsauGroup
2010Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting (Za Fukei)Boston Museum of Fine Arts, NagoyaGroup
2010Works from the Gallery CollectionCarl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2010Global Art ShowThe Columns, SeoulGroup
2010JumbleRichard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NMGroup
2010Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual ArtsIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA,DublinGroup
2010The Wing in the Contemporary ArtGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac , SalzburgGroup
2010Die Bilder tun was mit mir…Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-BadenGroup
2010Limners to Facebook: Portraiture from the 19th to the 21st CenturyAsheville Art Museum,Asheville, NCGroup
2010Real And Abstract: Contemporary Art From The FarnsworthFarnsworth Art Museum,Rockland, MEGroup
2010The State Of Printmaking Since 1940Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MEGroup
2010Big Paper WinterWoodward Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Winter SalonBjörn Ressle Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010THE EPHEMERALGalerie van Gelder, AmsterdamGroup
2010American PrintsRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup
2010Art for YouLeeahn Gallery, DaeguGroup
2009Alex Katz: Paintings From The 50's - 80'sAdam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2009Alex Katz - An American Way of SeeingMuseum Kurhaus Kleve, KleveSolo
2009Alex Katz - DrawingsPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2009Alex KatzMusee de Grenoble, GrenobleSolo
2009One Drinks the Air form the BeachGalleria In Arco, TurinSolo
2009Alex Katz - Selected WorksGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichSolo
2009SELECTED WORKSGalerie Klüser, MunichSolo
2009Alex KatzThe Pace Gallery - 545 West 22nd Street, New York City, NYSolo
2009Alex Katz: ReflectionsMARCA - Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, CatanzaroSolo
2009LIGHTS! CAMERA! TRASH! Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg Group
2009At 21: Gifts and Promised Gifts in Honor of The Contemporary Museum's 20th AnniversaryHonolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HIGroup
2009Jerwood Encounters. Passing Thoughts and Making PlansJerwood Space, LondonGroup
2009Guardami Il volto e lo sguardo nell'arte 1969-2009Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, LuganoGroup
2009Water is BestLocks Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009Not for SaleGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaGroup
2009American Printmaking since 196Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, DubrovnikGroup
2009On PaperMonica De Cardenas, ZuozGroup
2009TreesDC Moore Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Portraits faces and peopleKatz Contemporary, ZurichGroup
2009FLOWER POWERCraa Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, VerbaniaGroup
2009Vivid Lines in Graphic TimesKrannert Art Museum, Champaign, ILGroup
2009Great Impressions IIDean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2009Contemporary ArtDe Primi Fine Art, LuganoGroup
2009Collect With UsArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2009New York CoolBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEGroup
2009NightAlexandre Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009GROUP SHOWS collective -Painting & PaperBlack Cube Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2009Hängung #4Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-NussdorfGroup
2009About FaceAdam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009American Concepts and Global Visions, Selections from the AT&T Collection: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TXGroup
2009Cherchez la femmeGaleria Nieves Fernandez, MadridGroup
2009Im Blick des SammlersMuseum Würth, KünzelsauGroup
2008Alex Katz - Ada (+ Family)Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2008Alex Katz: subject to reversalRichard Gray Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2008StudiesGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2008Alex Katz: MarineJablonka Galerie - Köln, CologneSolo
2008Alex KatzBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2008Alex Katz: Drawing on Paper IIGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgSolo
2008Alex Katz: Drawings on Papier IIGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2008Winter Salon – Works on PaperBjörn Ressle Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008As Others See Us: The Contemporary PortraitBrattleboro Museum and Art Center,Brattleboro, VTGroup
2008NatureMuseum Frieder Burda, Baden-BadenGroup
2008Contemporary Masters: Print SelectionsAmy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CTGroup
2008REFLECTIONS ON LIGHT - 30 years Galerie BerndGalerie Klüser, MunichGroup
2008Reflections On Light - 30 Years Galerie Bernd KlüserGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichGroup
2008Reflections On Light - 30 YearsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichGroup
2008NAO TE POSSO VER NEM PINTADOBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2008EncountersPace Beijing, BeijingGroup
2008Pretty UglyGavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NYGroup
2008SAND: Memory, Meaning and MetaphorParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2008Group Exhibition: People & PlacesAtrium Gallery, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2008Crossing Borders: Confronting Artistic Diversity bkhfgallery, Miami, FLGroup
2008Stoned or Impregnated, New York Lithography, ca. 1960The William Benton Museum of Art,Storrs, CTGroup
2008There is Desire left (Knock, Knock)Museum Wiesbaden, WiesbadenGroup
2008THE OLYMP - Works on PaperBurkhard Eikelmann Com, DusseldorfGroup
2008Sol LeWitt x2The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXGroup
2008Die Hände der KunstMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2008Alex Katz and FriendsFarnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MEGroup
2008Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey CollectionSamuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FLGroup
2008For the Spirit - From the UBS Art CollectionMori Art Museum, TokyoGroup
2008Positionen 2008Galerie Noah, AugsburgGroup
2008Live UndeadTransmission Gallery, Glasgow, ScotlandGroup
2008There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock). 40 Jahre Bildende Kunst aus der Sammlung MondstudioKunstmuseum Bern, BernGroup
2008Twenty Years (and Still Counting): Highlighs from Two Decades of ExhibitionsDean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2008The Hands of Art SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2008Leeahn CollectionLeeahn Gallery, DaeguGroup
2007Paintings, studies, cartoonsGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaSolo
2007Alex Katz: The American ArtistLeeahn Gallery, DaeguSolo
2007Alex KatzPace Prints, New York City, NYSolo
2007CutoutsGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2007Alex Katz - New YorkIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinSolo
2007Alex Katz: Small PaintingsHillsboro Fine Art, DublinSolo
2007Alex Katz in Europese collectiesScheringa Museum voor Realisme, SpanbroekSolo
2007Alex Katz - SmilePeter Blum Gallery - Chelsea, New York City, NYSolo
2007Works on PaperRosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2007Friends & Relatives - MarcoRossiArte contemporanea - Milano, MilanGroup
2007A Tribute. 35 Years of the Essl CollectionEssl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, KlosterneuburgGroup
2007Vent'anni con gli amici (A. V.)Galleria In Arco, TurinGroup
2007Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the PresentNathan A. Bernstein Co. Ltd., New York City, NYGroup
2007Deutsche und Amerikanische Malerei - Aus der Sammlung Frieder BurdaMuseum Frieder Burda, Baden-BadenGroup
2007Master PrintsMobile Museum of Art, Mobile, ALGroup
2007Nordea´s Art CollectionHenie Onstad Art Centre, HøvikoddenGroup
2007Kunst nach 1970. Aus der Sammlung der AlbertinaAlbertina, ViennaGroup
2007Black & White and a little red…David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MIGroup
200725 Jahre GALERIE CRONEGalerie Crone, BerlinGroup
2007American IdolsAmy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CTGroup
2007People Take Pictures of Each OtherLaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2007Exposures, the contemporary self-portraitGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
2007SummerNeuhoff Edelman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007DrawingsGalerie Klüser, MunichGroup
2007DrawingsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichGroup
2007A Summer SelectionCrane Kalman Gallery, LondonGroup
2007Zurück zur Figur - Malerei der GegenwartKunstHaus Wien, ViennaGroup
2007When Art Worlds Collide - The 60Woodward Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family CollectionOklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OKGroup
2007News on PaperBurkhard Eikelmann Com, DusseldorfGroup
2007Scenes and Sequences - Peter Blum Edition, New YorkAargauer Kunsthaus, AarauGroup
2007Contemporary Currents - Selections from the Bank of America CollectionMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FLGroup
2007Drawn from New Orleans: Twentieth-Century Works from Private CollectionsNewcomb Art Gallery , New Orleans, LAGroup
2007Essex Collects: Part II, Contemporary WorksArt Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, OntarioGroup
2007What Is Love: Selections from the Permanent CollectionUniversity Museum of Contemporary Art - UMass Amherst, Amherst, MAGroup
2007The Painted LadyMaxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Pop Art at Princeton - Permanent and PromisedPrinceton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJGroup
2007Liebe auf den ersten BlickMuseum Würth, KünzelsauGroup
2007Passion for Art - 35 Jahre Essl MuseumEssl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, KlosterneuburgGroup
2007Neuerwerbungen der Klassischen Moderne und der GegenwartGalerie Ludorff, DusseldorfGroup
2007Painting now! Back to figurationKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2007Figures in Dialogue: Marisol, Alex Katz, Julian OpieSenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Not For SaleMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2007Olga Hirshhorn Collects: Selections from the Permanent CollectionThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2007Whole Lotta POP!Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH Group
2007New York at NightDFN Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Alex Katz. Recent WorksRosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FLSolo
2006Alex Katz - Solo ExhibitGalerie Klüser, MunichSolo
2006Alex Katz - Small PaintingsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichSolo
2006Alex Katz Paints AdaThe Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NYSolo
2006Alex Katz - Woodcuts and LinocutsColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2006Alex Katz in europäischen SammlungenLangen Foundation, NeussSolo
2006Alex Katz - Works from the Permanent CollectionWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NCSolo
2006Alex Katz in MainePennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PASolo
2006Alex Katz in MaineFarnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, MESolo
2006Alex Katz - Arbeiten auf PapierFrankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath,FrankfurtSolo
2006Alex KatzGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2006Alex Katz: The SixtiesThe Pace Gallery - 545 West 22nd Street, New York City, NYSolo
2006Piccoli formatiGalleria In Arco, TurinSolo
2006Alex Katz -Solo ShowTexas Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2006Alex Katz - New PaintingsRichard Gray Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2005Alex Katz: Man In White ShirtGaleria Javier López, MadridSolo
2005Alex Katz - First Sight, Working Drawings from 1965-2002 Peter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Alex Katz: Portraits: Paintings and PrintsGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2005Alex Katz - CollagesColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MESolo
2005Alex Katz - Cartoons 1979 - 2005 and New PaintingsGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac,SalzburgSolo
2005Alex Katz - Pinturas recientesCAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga Solo
2004Alex Katz - PaintingsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunichSolo
2004ALEX KATZ: Prints 1966 - 2003Christine König Galerie, ViennaSolo
2004Alex Katz: Twelve PaintingsThe Pace Gallery - 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2004Alex Katz - Aus dem graphischen OeuvreFrankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath,FrankfurtSolo
2004Alex Katz in MoskowStella Art Foundation, MoscowSolo
2004Alex KatzJablonka Galerie - Köln, CologneSolo
2003Alex Katz: Flowers and LandscapesThe Pace Gallery - 32 East 57th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2003Alex Katz: CartoonsPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2003Alex Katz - PortraitsFondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, VeniceSolo
2003Alex Katz - Arbeiten auf PapierFrankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath, FrankfurtSolo
2003Alex Katz - Small PaintingsThe Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXSolo
2003Alex Katz: CutoutsDeichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgSolo
2002Alex Katz - Small PaintingOklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OKSolo
2002Alex Katz: Small Paintings 1951-2002Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonSolo
2002Alex Katz - In your FaceBundeskunsthalle, BonnSolo
2002Alex Katz - Small PaintingsKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOSolo
2001Alex Katz: Large PaintingsThe Pace Gallery - 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2001Alex Katz - The Complete Woodcuts and LinocutsPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2001Alex Katz - Small PaintingsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYSolo
2001Alex Katz - The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts, 1951-2001Colby College Museum of Art,Waterville, MESolo
2001Alex KatzSenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2001Alex Katz - Small PaintingsAddison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MASolo
2001Alex Katz - Brown WoodsGalerie Barbara Thumm - Dircksenstraße, BerlinSolo
2000Alex Katz - The EightiesGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgSolo
2000Regarding Alex KatzCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PASolo
2000Alex Katz - Paintings of the 60Jablonka Galerie - Köln, CologneSolo