Graduate Lecture: Philip Taaffe

Internal MICA: Open to all MICA students, faculty and staff

Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1955, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1982. He has traveled widely in the Middle East, India, South America, and Morocco, where he collaborated with Mohammed Mrabet on the book Chocolate Creams and Dollars, translated by Paul Bowles (Inanout Press, New York: 1993). Taaffe lived and worked in Naples from 1988-91. He has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials, and three Whitney Biennials. In 1990 his work was the subject of an extensive critical study in Parkett magazine, no. 26 (Zürich & New York). Critical studies and appreciations of his work by a wide range of authors include Brooks Adams, Stan Brakhage, Robert Creeley, Oleg Grabar, Enrique Juncosa, Lisa Liebmann, Francesco Pellizzi, Rene Ricard, Robert Rosenblum, Colm Tóibín, Marina Warner, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and John Yau, His work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. His work has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, including IVAM Valencia (2000), the Galeria Civica in Trento (2001), and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2008), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2011). Philip Taaffe is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery.

Tuesday, April 3 at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fred Lazarus IV Center, L 115
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Reading

Departments

Hoffberger School of Painting

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