Brian Gross Fine Art
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phil sims
Red Orange Studio Painting, 2004



Gray Yellow Studio Painting, 2004



Blue Violet Studio Painting, 2004



Blue Violet Studio Painting, 2004



Green Studio Painting, 2004



Tea Bowl, 2004



Magenta Studio Painting, 2004



Brown Orange Studio Painting, 2004



Born
1940
Richmond, CA
Education
1964–65
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibitions
2008
Color in My Mind, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
The Interplay of Color, Baukunst Galerie Köln, Germany
Neuerwerbungen zur monochromen Malerei, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
2007
Paintings, Galerie Carmen Weber, Zug, Switzerland
2006
Emotion of Color, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany
2005
Phil Sims: Emotion of Color, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Phil Sims: The Complexity of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany
2004
Paintings and Tea Bowls from 2004, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
fire/light/color/matter: paintings and tea bowls from 2004, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003
fire / light / color / matter (paintings and tea bowls from 2003), Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2002
The Cologne Painting (Pietá Cycle), Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Köln, Germany
The Presence of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany
The Stable Paintings, Villa di Biumo, Varese, Italy
2001
Red Spectrum Paintings, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
Paintings, Galerie Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
Neue Bilder, Gallerie Krohn, Basel, Switzerland
Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2000
Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Bonn Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
1999
Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1998
Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
1996
Marienbad Paintings, Freiburg, Germany
Paintings, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
1995
Paintings, Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden
Paintings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
The Stable Paintings, Crosby Street/Stark Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Umbrian Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
Painting: Into Blue, Artothek, Köln, Germany
Umbrian Paintings, Quaderni Perugini Di Musica Contemporanea, Pieve Caina, Italy
1992
Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
Two Black Paintings, Galerie Kunstraum Kassel, Kassel, Germany
1991
Paintings, Galerie Conrads, Neuss, Germany
Malerei Pur, Räumen von Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany
Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
1990
(October), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, NY
(April), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Now Color, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1986
Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Drawings, Kingsborough College Art Gallery, City University of New York
New Paintings, Malmö Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden
Paintings, 1979-1985, Queens Museum, New York, New York
1984
Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York
Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany
Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
1983
Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York
Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California
Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
1982
Raum für Malerei, Köln, Germany
Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden
1980
Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California
1979
Casat Gallery, LaJolla, California
1977
Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California
1975
Wenger-Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California
Selected Group Exhibitions
2007
The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
3 New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
All from America (Part one), Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
Death and Love in Modern Times, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Painting Painting, Modern Gallery- Vass Lásló Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
2006
Transcontinental, Gallery N. Von Bartha, London
2005
The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2004
Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Rosskopf, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
Wege zur Abstraktion III, Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Plön, Germany
2001
La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Piazza Bra, Verona Italy
Radical Painting Farbe beim Wort genommen, Villa Aichele, Städtische Galerie, Lörrach, Germany
Monochrome/Monochrome?, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, New York
2000
Bonn Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Grau ist nicht Grau, Galerie Gisele Linder Basel, Switzerland
More American Artists, Ausstellungsraum Harry Zellweger, Basel, Switzerland
Die Farbe hat mich, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
Painting, Esso Gallery, New York, New York
1999
The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Early Radical Painters, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Color-Based Painting High Modernism, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California
Color-Based Painting, The Root of the Actual, Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, Ohio
1998
The Panza di Biumo Collection, Artists of the Eighties and Nineties, Gubbio/The Museum of the Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Italy
Charlotte Jackson Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Color Painting, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1997
Collection Panza di Biumo, 1980-1990, Llonear, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
1996
N'oublions Pas le Blanc, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Pittura Contemporanea in Galleria, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia, Italy
La Collezione Panza Di Biumo-artisti degli anni '80 e '90, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
1995
Color, Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, New York
1994
Esposizione Scelsi, Palazzo dei Priori, Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea, Perugia, Italia
Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden
1992
Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
1991
Three Americans, Galerie Hans Hake, Wiesbaden, Germany
1990
Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1988
La Couleur Seule, l'Experience du Monochrome, Musee D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Black in the Light, Genovese Graphics, Boston, MA
1987
Rigor, John Good Gallery, New York, New York
10 Jahre Kunst, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
1986
Spirit Tracks, Big Abstract Drawings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
1984
Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Beauties & Beasts, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, New York
Von der Ungleichheit des Ahnlichen in der Kunst, Studio F, Ulm, Germany
New Abstraction, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1983
New Work, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York
Paint into Image, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, New York
New Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York
Bilder Von (Paintings of Seven Painters), Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
Color Painting, Three New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
Von der Ungleichheit des Ahnlichen in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie, Lüdenscheid, Germany
Städtische Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Kunstvere in Unna, Germany
New York I Linköping, Ostergotlands Lansmuseum, Linköping, Sweden
Installations, Directions on Broadway, New York, New York
1982
Unpunctuated, Grommet Gallery, New York, New York
Small Format, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California
Peintres Americains, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
Color: Four Painters, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York
Color: Four Painters, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden
1981
Painting: Seven New York Painters, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, New York
Ung Amerikansk Kunst Pa Toppen, Galerie Arnesen, Kopenhagen
1980
Color Painting, Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
Color Painting, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California
1979
Fundamental Color, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden
1978
Black & White on Paper, Nobe Gallery, New York, New York
Selected Bibliography
Kunstforum International, February-April, 2006, “Phil Sims ‘Emotion of Color’”, Martin Blättner
San Francisco Chronicle, January 1, 2005, “Phil Sims; monochrome paintings, tea bowls,” Kenneth Baker
Art News, January 2004, "Phil Sims," Dottie Indyke
San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2001, "Phil Sims at Gross," David Bonetti
Artnews Summer, 2000, "Up at the Villa," Rachel Donadio
Basler Zeitung June 28, 2000, "Grau is nicht Grau," Marion Benz
Santa Fe New Mexican October 1, 1999, "New Mexico Light Goes beyond Surface" Joe Quattro
Albuquerque Journal North July 4, 1999, "Artist's Goal Is to Create 'Color Experience'" Craig Sullivan
Albuquerque Journal North July 2, 1999, "Sims Works Offer One-on-One Experience with Color" Craig Sullivan
San Francisco Examiner May 7, 1999, "Abstraction's Remarkable Return," David Bonetti
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung April 20, 1999, "Im Studiolo herrscht jetzt die Monochromie" Georg Imdahl
The New York Times April 24 1998, "Phil Sims," Ken Johnson
Art in America May 1996 "Phil Sims at the Crosby street Project," Lilly Wei
The New York Times July 21 1995, "Color, Sign, System, Sensibility," Pepe Karmel
Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea "Nuove Prospettive per L'Osservazione Tra Immagine e Musica," Perugia, Italia, Catalogo 1994, Prof. Michael Böckemuhl
Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger 8 September 1993, "Farbe als Lebenselixier," Marianne Stockebrand
Malerei Pur Gesellschaft für akustistische Lebenshilfe, Kiel, Germany, Catalog 1991, Jürgen Paatz
Kunstforum International Bd. 118 1992 Phil Sims "Two Black Paintings" Michael Hübl
La Couleur Seule L'Expérience du Monochrome, Musée St. Pieree, Lyon, France, Catalog, 1988, Thierry Raspail
Phil Sims Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, Catalog 1986, Stephen Westfall
Die Gegenwart der Farbe Kunstalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, Catalog 1986 Erich Franz
Phil Sims Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany, Catalog 1984 Erich Franz
Radical Painting Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Catalog,1984, Lily Wei
Art in America April 1981 "Getting on with Painting," Marcia Hafif
Flash Art February 1982, "Color: Four Painters," Michele Meyers
Arts Magazine March 1982, "Monochrome Met," Ann Schoenfeld
Color: Four Painters Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York; Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden, Catalog 1982, Jesse Murphy
Color Painting Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California, Catalog 1980, Phil Sims
Flash Art No. 92-93 October- November 1979, "Monochrome in New York: Dialogue between Seven Artists."
Selected Public Collections
Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum Köln, Köln, Germany
Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
Collection Panza Di Biumo, Verese, Italy
Collection Julian Pretto, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Connecticut
Musee D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Kiel Kunsthal, Kiel, Germany
Malmö Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden
Scripps Institute, La Jolla, California



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