Barry Le Va (b. 1941, Long Beach, CA) Le Va attended California State University at Long Beach (1960) and the Los Angeles College of Art and Design, California (1963) before completing his BA and MFA at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, California (1967). He was awarded the Young Talent Grant from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (1968); a Guggenheim Fellowship for Sculpture (1974); and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1976). In 2000, Le Va was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize. Le Va has taught sculpture at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minnesota (1968-1970); Princeton University, New Jersey (1973-1974); and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1976). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2006); Metropol Kunstraum, Munich (2007); Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008); Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich (2006, 2009); Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2005, 2006, 2009); Nolan Judin, Berlin (2009); Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles (2010); and David Nolan Gallery, New York (2008, 2010). Le Va lives and works in New York City.
Sol LeWitt (b. 1928, Hartford, CT; d. 2007, New York, NY) LeWitt earned his BFA at Syracuse University, New York in 1949. LeWitt’s work has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and is represented in the collections of major museums worldwide. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at numerous venues, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1978); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1984), the Tate Gallery, London (1986); and the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (1989). The most recent retrospective of LeWitt’s work was organized in 2000 by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. LeWitt’s wall drawings were installed in the Riggio Galleries at Dia:Beacon, New York, in 2006. In 2008, a wall drawing retrospective was installed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, in partnership with the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut and the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts; this installation will remain on view for 25 years. LeWitt lived and worked in New York City.
Alexis Evelyn Lowry is a graduate student at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Lowry lives and works in New York City.
Linda Lynch (b. 1958, El Paso, TX) Lynch earned her BFA in drawing and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in California. Her most recent solo exhibition was held in 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lynch has worked in Africa since 1998, and her experiences there have importantly influenced her work on paper. Her work has recently been included in museum and gallery exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (2006); the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas (2007, 2008); the Museo de Arte, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (2008); The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York (2008); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); and the Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas (2009). Lynch lives and works in southern New Mexico. More information about her work can be found at www.lindalynchstudio.net.
Robert Mangold (b. 1937, North Tonawanda, NY) Mangold attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio (1956-1960) before receiving a Summer Art Fellowship from Yale University in 1959. He completed his BFA and MFA at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut (1961; 1963), and taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York from 1963-1970. Mangold has been the recipient of the National Council for the Arts Award (1966); the National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship (1967); the Guggenheim Memorial Grant (1969); the Skowhegan Medal for Painting from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (1993); the Alexej von Jawlensky Award from the Museum Wiesbaden, Germany (1996); and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, of which he is a member (2001). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Galería Elvira González, Madrid (2006); the Musée d’Orsay, Paris (2006); Pace Editions, New York (2006); Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (2007); Pace Prints, New York (2008); Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich (2008-2009); Parasol Unit for Contemporary Art, London (2009); PaceWildenstein, New York (2007, 2009); Lisson Gallery, London (2009); and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2009-2010). Mangold lives and works in Washingtonville, New York.
Brice Marden (b. 1938, Bronxville, NY) Marden attended Florida Southern College, Lakeland, before earning his BFA at the Boston University of Fine and Applied Arts, Massachusetts (1961). He studied at the Yale University Summer School of Music and Arts, Norfolk, Connecticut (1961) and received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut (1963). In 2006, a paintings and drawings retrospective was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Other recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland (2007) and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (2010). Marden lives and works in New York City.