Kenneth Snelson

Biography

1927     Born in Pendleton, Oregon on June 29th
The artist lives and works in New York, New York.

http://www.kennethsnelson.net/

General

  • The artist lives and works in New York, New York.

  • 1946 - 1951Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina; Chicago Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; studied with Fernand Léger in Paris, France

  • 1927Born on June 29th in Pendleton, Oregon

Awards

  • 2002The Elizabeth N. Watrous Gold Medal, The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, New York, United States

  • 2001Award, City of Osaka Civic Environment Award, Osaka, Japan

  • 1999Biennial Honoree, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States

  • 1999Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

  • 1994Membership, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York, United States

  • 1991Award, The American Institute of Architects Kansas City Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

  • 1989Prix Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

  • 1987Art Award, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York, United States

  • 1985Honorary Doctorate, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

  • 1981Award, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, DC, United States

  • 1976DAAD Fellowship, Berlin Künstlerprogramm, Berlin, Germany

  • 1974Advisory Board, The Public Arts Fund, New York, New York, United States

  • 1974Sculpture Award, Iowa City Sculpture Competition, Iowa City, Iowa, United States

  • 1974Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, United States

  • 1974Sculpture Award, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, United States

  • 1971Sculpture Award, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, New York, United States

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011Kenneth Snelson: New York City Panoramas, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Kenneth Snelson, Selected Work: 1948-2009, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2003Large Scale Panoramas, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2003Kenneth Snelson: Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999Kenneth Snelson: Sculptures and Drawings 1968-1998, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1998 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1995 Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1994 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1994 Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, United States.

  • 1994 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993 Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan.

  • 1992Kenneth Snelson, Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1991 Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan.

  • 1990 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States.

  • 1990 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1990 New York Academy of Sciences, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1986 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York, United States. and Paris, France

  • 1984 De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States.

  • 1982Kenneth Snelson, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States.

  • 1968 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, United States.

  • 1968Kenneth Snelson, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, United States.

  • 1968 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1968 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.

  • 1968 Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

  • 1968Kenneth Snelson, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

  • 1968 Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 1968 Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands.

  • 1968 Bryant Park, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1966 Dwan Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Constructivists: Kenneth Snelson and George Rickey, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition , Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Technocultures: The History of Digital Art, panel discussion, The MFA Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Digital Stone, Today Art Museum, x, Beijing, China. traveled to Shanghai, China; Chongging, China

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2007Painting and Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2006Deux Americains à Paris: Sculptures de George Rickey et Kenneth Snelson, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France.

  • 2006Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005 Salamanca ciudad de la escultura, x, Salamanca, Spain.

  • 2004Black Mountain Assemblage, ACA Galleries, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2002Math Art/Art Math, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

  • 2002Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2002Navy Pier Walk 2002, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 1999Neuberger Biennial Exhibition of Public Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States.

  • 199920th Century Sculpture, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States.

  • 1998 Zabriskie Gallery, Paris, France.

  • 1998Important Sculptors of the Late Twentieth Century, Stamford Sculpture Walk, Stamford, Connecticut, United States.

  • 1998Contemporary American Sculpture, x, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

  • 1995Japan, U.S., Photography, Takashi Maya Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1994Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, x, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • 1989Digital Visions, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, United States.

  • 1988 - 1990SIGGRAPH computer art exhibitions, SIGGRAPH, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1988Computers and Art, IBM Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983The Arts at Black Mountain College, Gray Gallery, New York University, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983Big Pictures, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983The Great East River Bridge, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

  • 1977 Howard Gallery, London, England.

  • 1977 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, United States.

  • 1974Sculpture in the Park: Mark di Suvero, Michael Hall, John Henry, Richard Hunt, Kenneth Snelson, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States. (organized by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago)

  • 1971Sonsbeek ’71, Sonsbeek Park, Arnhern, The Netherlands.

  • 1970Salon International de Galeries Pilotes, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • 1970Sammlung Etzold, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.

  • 1970Expo ’70, World's Fair, Osaka, Japan.

  • 1969Twentieth Century Art from the Rockefeller Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York , New York, United States.

  • 1968Prospect ’68, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • 1968Plus by Minus: Today’s Half Century, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, United States.

  • 1967Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 1966Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum, New York, New York, United States.

Public Collections

  • Gibbs Farm, Kaipara, New Zealand

  • Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

  • Wakayama Museum of Art, Wakayama, Japan

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

  • Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, United States

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States

  • J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

  • Shiga Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

  • Rijksmuseum Staedelijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands

  • Princeton University, John B. Putnam, Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

  • Nueberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States

  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

  • The Milwaukee Art Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

  • The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, United States

  • DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States

  • Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas, United States

  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, United States

  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

  • City of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

  • City of Iowa City, Iowa City, Iowa, United States

  • City of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

  • City of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  • City of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States

  • City of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  • Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, Connecticut, United States

  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Asheville Art Museum,, Asheville, North Carolina, United States

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, United States

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, United States

Corporate Collections

  • Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, Purchase, New York, United States

  • Japan Iron and Steel Federation, Osaka, Japan

  • J.T. Building, Toronomon Square, Tokyo, Japan

  • Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, United States

  • Daibiru Building, Osaka, Japan

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2011Marlborough Inc.. Constructivists: George Rickey and Kenneth Snelson . New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2011Marlborough Inc.. Kenneth Snelson: New York City Panoramas. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2009Marlborough Inc.. Kenneth Snelson, Selected Work: 1948-2009. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2008Marlborough Inc.. Kenneth Snelson: Sculpture and Painting . New York: Marlborough Gallery.

Bibliography

  • 2012Anonymous. "Summer exhibition features contemporary sculptures by nine renowned artist ." Artdaily.org

  • 2012Anonymous. "Wellesley College Receives Permanent Gift of Snelson Sculpture." Wellesley College Press, December 17, 2012

  • 2012Dunlap, David. "World Trade Center's Symbolic 1,776-Foot Height is at Stake in a Redesign." The New York Times, May 09, 2012

  • 2012Halperin, Julia. "An Art Park on the Hudson? Chelsea Waterfront Will Host Marlborough-Curated Public Sculpture Show." ARTINFO, March 14, 2012

  • 2012Katz, Mathew. "Gallery's Hudson River Park Installation Opposed by Public Art Group." DNA Info, March 09, 2012

  • 2012Pousner, Howard. "Atlanta Arts and Culture Sculpture grows on you in Atlanta Botanical Garden setting." Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 16, 2012

  • 2011Cashdan, Marina. "Domebound." T Magazine, October 24, 2011

  • 2011Dabkowski, Colin. "Albright-Knox canoes makes waves." Buffalo News, June 17, 2011

  • 2011Ricchi, Daria. "Replacing the Twin Towers." The Art Newspaper, September 08, 2011

  • 2011Staff. "Kenneth Snelson, 'New York City Panoramas'." Time Out New York

  • 2011Staff. "Sleeping Beauty." Oklahoma Gazette, May 25, 2011

  • 2009Anonymous. "Art that inspires science." Public Radio International, June 04, 2009

  • 2009Ayers, Robert. "My intention is to create mystery. Robert Ayers in conversation with Kenneth Snelson." A Sky Filled with Stars: Robert Ayers in New York City, March 11, 2009

  • 2009Heartney, Eleanor. “Ken Snelson and the Aesthetics of Structure.” Kenneth Snelson: Selected Work, 1948-2009. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2009

  • 2009Heartney, Eleanor. Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible. Lenox: Hard Press Editions, 2009

  • 2009Laneri, Raquel. "Master of Metal: Sculptor Kenneth Snelson’s light-as-air steel is the antidote to art-world hype." Forbes.com, February 25, 2009

  • 2009Morgan, Robert. "Where’s the Matter?: On the Sculpture of Kenneth Snelson." The Brooklyn Rail, April 01, 2009

  • 2008Hays, Michael K. and Dana Miller. Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Yale University Press, 2008

  • 2008Hinds, Katherine. The Martin Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture. Miami: The Martin Margulies Foundation, 2008

  • 2008Kertess, Klaus and Peter Plagens. The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Paintings and Sculpture. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2008

  • 2007Gedeon, Lucinda H. George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective. Vero Beach: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2007

  • 2007Zelanski, Pat and Mary Pat Fischer. Shaping Space: The Dynamics of Three- Dimensional Design. 3rd ed. Belmont: Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers, 2007

  • 2006Diaz, Eva. “Experiment, Expression, and the Paradox of Black Mountain College.” Starting at Zero: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957. Bristol: Arnolfini with Kettle’s Yard, 2006 Cambridge University

  • 2006Hobbs, Robert. “George Rickey et Kenneth Snelson au Palais Royal.” Deux Americains à Paris: Sculptures de George Rickey et Kenneth Snelson. Paris: Association Sculptures au Palais Royal, 2006

  • 2006Miller, Leigh Anne. "New Orleans Museum Update." Art in America, January 01, 2006

  • 2005Anonymous. Kenneth Snelson. Tokyo: Contemporary Sculpture Center, 2005

  • 2005Robinson, Walter. "Hurricane Batters Arts in New Orleans." Artnet, September 02, 2005

  • 2005Spence, Rebecca. "It Could Have Been a Lot Worse." ARTnews, November 01, 2005

  • 2005Vesna, Victoria. "Community of People with No Time." Electronic Book Review, March 06, 2005

  • 2004Eaves, Elizabeth. "Art for Smart People: The Mathematical Sculptures of Kenneth Snelson." Slate.msn.com, January 13, 2004

  • 2004Goodman, Jonathan. "Kenneth Snelson." Sculpture Magazine, May 01, 2004

  • 2003Cohen, Mark Daniel. The Art of the Thought: The Sculptural Intelligence of Kenneth Snelson. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2003

  • 2003Leffingwell, Edward. "Kenneth Snelson at Marlborough." Art in America, December 01, 2003

  • 2002Katz, Vincent. Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2002

  • 1999Anonymous. Kenneth Snelson: Sculptures and Drawings 1968-1998. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 1999

  • 1999Cohen, Mark Daniel. "Kenneth Snelson." Review Magazine, February 15, 1999

  • 1999Glueck, Grace. "Kenneth Snelson." The New York Times, February 12, 1999

  • 1999Weil, Rex. "Kenneth Snelson." ARTnews, May 01, 2001

  • 1998Ingber, Donald. "The Architecture of Life." Scientific American 278, No. 1, January 01, 1998

  • 1998Walter, Ingo F. ART of the 20th Century, Vol. 2. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1998 illustrated p. 540

  • 1996McCarthy, Jane and Laurily K. Epstein. A Guide to the Sculpture Parks and Gardens of America. New York: Michael Kesend Publishing, 1996

  • 1994Heartney, Eleanor. Kenneth Snelson: Sculptures. New York: Maxwell Davidson Gallery, 1994

  • 1992Heartney, Eleanor. Kenneth Snelson Essay. Tokyo: Contemporary Sculpture Center, 1992

  • 1990Anonymous. Smithsonian World: The Quantum Universe. Washington: Smithsonian Institution with WETA-TV, 1990

  • 1990Bentley, Joelle. "Art/Science, Science/Art." Print Magazine, May 01, 1990

  • 1990Heartney, Eleanor. "Designs on the Universe." Contemporanea International Art Magazine, April 01, 1990

  • 1987Harris, Marry Emma. The Arts at Black Mountain College. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987

  • 1982Hagen, Charles. "Full Circle." Camera Arts, January 01, 1982

  • 1981Fox, Howard N. Kenneth Snelson: Portrait of an Atomist. Buffalo: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1981

  • 1981Sawin, Martica. "Kenneth Snelson: Unbounded Space." Arts Magazine, September 01, 1981

  • 1981Whelan, Richard. "Kenneth Snelson: Straddling the Abyss Between Art and Science." ARTnews, February 01, 1981

  • 1978Anonymous. "Snelson: tensione e compressione." Carta Bianca, March 01, 1978

  • 1977Anonymous. Skupturen. Berlin: Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1977

  • 1977Perlberg, Deborah. "Snelson and Structure." Artforum, May 01, 1977

  • 1977Ruhdberg, Karl. Kenneth Snelson Skulpturen. Duisberg: The Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 1977

  • 1975Donadio, Emmie. "Kenneth Snelson." Arts Magazine, February 01, 1975

  • 1974Busch, Julia M. A Decade of Sculpture: The New Media in the 1960s. Philadelphia: The Art Alliance Press, 1974 with Associated University Presses, London

  • 1971Glover, Lazlo. Structur und Spannung. Hannover: Kunstverein Hannover, 1971

  • 1969Burnham, Jack. Beyond Modern Sculpture: The Effects of Science and technology on the Sculpture of the Century. New York: George Braziller, 1969 illustrated pp. 130, 159

  • 1969Kurtz, Stephan. "Kenneth Snelson: The Elegant Solution." ARTnews, October 01, 1969

  • 1968Battock, Gregory. "Kenneth Snelson, Dialogue between Stress and Tension at Dawn." Arts Magazine, February 01, 1968

  • 1967Ashton, Dore. "Jeunes talents de la sculpture Americaine." Aujourd hui

  • 1967Coplans, John. "An Interview with Kenneth Snelson." Artforum, March 01, 1967