Irwin Kremen

Irwin Kremen, By and Large, 1991/1996paper6.625 × 9.1875 inches, 16.83 × 23.34 cm
Irwin Kremen, Axial Red, 1979/1999paper17.875 x 6.6875 inches, 45.50 x 16.99 cm
Irwin Kremen, Axial Yellow, 1980paper6.9375 x 3.75 inches, 17.62 x 9.53 cm
Irwin Kremen, Black Canto III, 1997film, congealed acrylic paint, paint and board6.875 x 10.9375 inches, 17.46 x 27.78 cm
Irwin Kremen, Red sauf Blue, 1984/1986paper4.125 x 10.625 inches, 10.48 x 26.99 cm
Irwin Kremen, Times Two, 1993sandpaper and paint dust5.75 x 6.5 inches, 14.61 x 16.51 cm
Irwin Kremen, Waste Not, No. 5, 1998paper and wasp-nest material6.75 x 6.125 inches, 17.15 x 15.56 cm
Irwin Kremen, Grey Glimmer with Black, 2002paper6 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, 17.15 x 18.42 cm

Biography

Born 1925, Chicago Illinois
Currently lives and works in Durham, North Carolina

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Collages by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition organized by the National Collection of Fine Arts & the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art:
Irwin Kremen, Collages. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, September 8 – October 22, 1978.
Collages by Irwin Kremen. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, D. C., January 26 – March 25, 1979.
53 Collages by Irwin Kremen. Kresge Art Center Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, November 18 – December 16, 1979.
Works and Ways: Collages by Irwin Kremen. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, September 27 – November 1, 1981.
Collages by Irwin Kremen, 1976 – 1983. Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 17 – November 13, 1983.
SE Ǝ: Collages by Irwin Kremen. An exhibit organized by The Brooklyn Museum:
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, March 15 – May 14, 1985.
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 4 – July 28, 1985, including 10 additional collages.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, September 8 – October 27, 1985, including the Re’eh Series.
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1985 – January 5, 1986.
In Plain View: The Collages of Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, including the Re’eh Series, September 27 – November 5, 1987.
per se: Collages & Other Works by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at Gallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, including the Re’eh Series, February 17 – March 19, 1988.
The Reva K. Collages & Other Works by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at the Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 13 – June 11, 1988.
From the 2nd Decade: Collages & Sculptures by Irwin Kremen, 1979 – 1989. An exhibition organized by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art:
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 8 – November 26, 1989.
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, January 14 – February 25, 1990.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina, May 5 – July 15, 1990.
The Re’eh Series by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, January 14 – February 25, 1990.
The Art of Irwin Kremen. An exhibition organized by the Duke University Museum of Art:
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, November 16 – December 31, 1990.
City Art Gallery, Toyama, Japan, April 10 – May 6, 1991.
Irwin Kremen: The Re’eh Series. An exhibition organized by the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 22 – November 24, 1991.
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery (now: Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, April 2 – May 10, 1992.
C#: Collage and Sculpture by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition organized by the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina:
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 8 – October 27, 1996.
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 10, 1996 to February 9, 1997.
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2 – June 20, 1997.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 4 – November 16, l997.
High C: Collages by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at ACA Galleries, New York, New York, September 10 – October 3, 1998.
Seescape: Collages by Irwin Kremen. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, October 24, 1998 – January 17, 1999.
As Such: Collage and Sculpture by Irwin Kremen, 1975 – 2000. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, May 13 – July 9, 2000.
Three in One: Collage, Painting, Sculpture by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition at ACA Galleries, New York, New York, March 20 – April 10, 2004.
Irwin Kremen: Beyond Black Mountain (1966 to 2006). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, March 22 – June 17, 2007.
In Site: Late Works by Irwin Kremen. An exhibition organized by the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center:
Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina, February 18 – June 4, 2011.
Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster Pennsylvania August 31 – October 24, 2011.
Irwin Kremen/Matrix 265. Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive at UC-Berkeley, April 26 – August 27, 2017.
Irwin Kremen. Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY, March 29 – May 6, 2018.

Other Re’eh Series Exhibitions

The Re’eh Series by Irwin Kremen, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, September 8 – October 27, 1985,
The Re’eh Series by Irwin Kremen: A Special Showing. Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania. October 30 – November 7, 1985.
The Re’eh Series by Irwin Kremen. An exhibit at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 8 – October 27, 1996.
The Re’eh Series, Collages by Irwin Kremen: In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. An exhibition at the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, September 14 – November 28, 1999.

Four Artist Exhibition

1992
The Black Mountain Connection: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Irwin Kremen, M.C. Richards. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, September 13 – November 22, 1992.

Group Exhibitions

“Contemporary American Collage, 1960 -1986.” An exhibition organized by The Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
The Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, November 9 – December 11, 1987.
The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, January 24 – March 7, 1988
Lehigh University Galleries, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 27- May 8, 1988.
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, September 11 – October 2, 1988.
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, November 14 – December 24, 1988.
University Art Gallery, SUNY Albany, Albany, New York, January 24 – March 6, 1989.
Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 27 – May 8, 1989.
“42nd Annual Purchase Exhibition,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York, November 12 – December 9, 1990.
“The 26th Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 18, 1990 – January 6, 1991.
“Recent Acquisitions of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Part Two, 1950 – 1991.” The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, September 19 – December 8, 1991.
“Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper,” National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, D.C., October 4, 1991 – February 2, 1992.
“An Exchange of Concepts on the American Landscape” (FAXART), An exhibit organized by the Centro Colombo Americano de Medellin, Colombia:
Centro Colombo Americano de Medellin, October 3 – November 29, 1991
Camara de Comercio de Cali, March 17 – April 24, 1992.
Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga, June 2 – July 12, 1992.
Museum of Modern Art of Cartagena, August 2 – September 5, 1992.

“Rolywholyover: A Circus,” An exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California:
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, September 12 – November 28, 1993.
The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, January 14 – April 3, 1994.
Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, New York, April 23 – July 31, 1994.
Art Tower, Mito Contemporary Art Center, Japan, November 3, 1994 – February 26, 1995.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, June 4 – July 30, 1995.
“American Collage,” ACA Galleries, New York, NY, May 2 – June 16, 1995.
(With William Noland) “Metal Forms,” The Durham Art Guild, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, September 28 – October 27, 1997.
“Mixing Media: Assemblage and Collage,” Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1997 – January 25, 1998.
“Works on Paper Art Fair,” Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York, May 5, 2000.
“Sculpture at the Block Museum of Art,” Evanston, Illinois: Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2000.
“Rupture & Revision: Collage in America,” Pavel Zoubok, Inc., New York, New York, November 29, 2001 – January 5, 2002.
“Small and Everlasting: 19th, 20th, and 21st Century Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture,” ACA Galleries, New York, New York, December 13, 2003 – February 7, 2004.
“The Winter Show,” Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 5 – 30, 2004.
“The Art Show,” Park Avenue Armory. New York, New York, February 24 – 28, 2005.
“Waterflow: An Exhibition,” The Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, Massachusetts, July 15 – August 28, 2005.
“Pasted Papers: The Art of Collage,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, January 25 – May 15, 2011.
“This Just In: Recent Acquisitions,” Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, at UC–Berkeley, July 6 – September 11, 2016.

 

Public Collections
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Allentown Museum of Art
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, (now the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art), The University of Texas at Austin
The Arkansas Art Center
The Art Institute of Chicago
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive at UC–Berkeley ( three works).
Birmingham Museum of Art
Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (sculpture)
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
The Carnegie Museum of Art
Getty Research Institute (2 works)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (two works)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (two works)
National Gallery of Art (two works)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (two works)
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (three works)
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
Smith College Museum of Art (two works)
Smithsonian American Art Museum [formerly the National Collection of Fine Arts, and the National Museum of American Art] (five works).
Wichita Art Museum (four works)
Yale University Art Gallery (two works)

 

Exhibitions