Mel Chin / Vita



geboren in Houston, Texas / born in Houston, Texas 

lebt in North Carolina / lives in North Carolina .

Einzelausstellungen / Solo Shows (Auswahl /Selection)

All Over The Place, Queens Museum of Art, New York (USA)
Two Me, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (USA)

TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
All Over The Place: No Escape - a post-retrospective survey exhibition, Pennsylvania Pavillion, New York, NY

MEL CHIN:REMATCH, Blaffer Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX

DISPARATE ACTS, Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, New Jersey
MEL CHIN:REMATCH, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans

Mel Chin- Best Laid Plans And Unauthorized Collaborations, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
RECAP, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
The Use and Abuse of History in Contenporary Art, spezial presentation at 21 St. Projects, New York, NY

It's not what you think, Galerie Steinek, Wien
High, Low and In Between, Ashville Museum of Art, Ashville NC
Cabinet of Craving at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston TX
Funk & Wag from A to Z, Station Museum of Contemporary Art

Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
The Funk and Wag From A to Z, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX

Disputed Territories, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, NL

Mel Chin. Lamentations and Drawings, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

Do Not Ask Me, Station Museum, Houston, TX

Render, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

Ecovention, CAC, Cincinnati, OH

Knowmad, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

Inescabable Histories, Exhibits USA (travelling exhibition)

Anxious Objects, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Soil and Sky, The Fabric Workshop and Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

Mel Chin, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Degrees of Paradise, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

Viewpoints. Mel Chin, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (travelling exhibition)

Directions. Mel Chin, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Selected Weapons, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

The Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

Modus Operandi: 1974-1985, Diverse Arbeiten, Houston, TX

Robinson Galleries, Houston TX

Robinson Galleries, Houston TX

Gruppenausstellungen / Group Shows (Auswahl / Selection)

14. Triennale Fellbach Kleinplastik 2019, Fellbach
Currency, 516 ARTS, ALbuquerque, NM

DOUBLE CODING. COLLECTION MUDAM, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)

Southern Accent. Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
Unloaded, Handwerker-Gallery - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Necessary Force: Art In The Police State, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Alburquerque, NM

"no emotion" Drawings from William Anastasi, Jochem Hendricks and Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgien

How Much Do I Owe You?, No Longer Empty, Long Island, NY
No Man May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chaotic Trajectories, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Köln
ARTIFACTUAL realities, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
This Side of Paradise, presented by No Longer Empty atthe Freedman Home, Bronx, NY

Living As Form, Creative Time, New York, NY

Forbidden Love: Art in the wake of Television Camp, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Köln

The Flag, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
No Zoning. Artists Engage Houston, Contemporary Art Musuem, Houston, TX

Close Encounters. Facing The Future, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Wunderkammer. A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York; NY
Ornithology. Looking at Birds, University of Conneticut, CT

Road in Sight, Duke University, Durham, NC
Down the Garden Path, Queens Museum of Art, Long Island City, NY

Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Botanica. Contemporary Art and the Wolrd of Plants, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN (travelling exhibition)

Signatures of the Invisible, PS!, New York, NY

A New World Trade Center. Design Proposals, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from The Collection of Wilhelm Schürmann, Ständehaus Museum K21, Düsseldorf
The Culture of Violance, Amherst College Museum, Amherst, MASS
Ecoventions, Cincinnati Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

Lyon Biennal, Lyon, Frankreich
Tele(Visions), Kunsthalle, Wien
One Planet Under A Groove, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Money-Taking. The Fine Art of Currency, The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC (travelling exhibition)

Natural Reality. Artistic Positions Between Nature and Culture, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst,
World Views, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Boston College, Boston, MA
Uncommon Sense, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea
Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

In Print, Contemporary Artists at the Vinal Haven Press
Embedded Metaphor, Ringling Museum of Art
Western Washington University
Bowdin College Museum of Art
Contemporary Art Center Virginia
Wesleyan University
Art at the End of the 20th Century, Whitney Museum, New York
National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athen, Griechenland
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spanien
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Push/Pause, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Is It Art?, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (travelling exhibition)

Murder, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
Thread Waxing Space, New York
Centre Gallery, Florida
Magic Objects, München
Grounded, ART/OMI, Omi, NY
Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

New York Artists, Prag, Tschechien
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The Lure of the Local, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Garbage Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Public Interventions, ICA, Boston, MA
Landscape As Metaphor, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (travelling exhibition)
Equal Rights and Justice, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Fifth Biennal of Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Kuba
Refuse/Refuse, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Old Glory. The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, CA

From Destrucion to Reclamation. Art and the Environment in the Nineties, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Exposition Differentes Natures, La Defense, Paris, Frankreich (travelling exhibition)
Kunst-Kultur-Ökologie, Bea Voigt Galerie, München
Natural Unnatural, TZ Art & Company, New York

Beyond Glory. Re-Presenting Terrorism, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Retangled Bank, E. M. Donahue Gallery, New York
Allocations. Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment, Floriadepark, Zoetermeer, Niederlande
Putt Modernism, Artists Space, New York (travelling exhibition)

Fragile Ecologies, Smithsonian Museum (ursprünglich The Queens Museum of Art), New York
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York

The Subversive Stitch, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Glass. Material in the Service of Meaning, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Salvage Utopia, A/C Projekt Room, New York

Tradition and Innovation. A Museum Celebration of Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Fifth Essence, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
International Memorial Arts Festival: China: June 4, ICA (P.S.1), Long Island City, NY
This Land. The State of Texas, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX
The Conceptual Impulse, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mensa, CA
Garbage Out Front. A New Era of Public Design, The Municipal Art Society, New York
Diverse Representations, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

Sculpture. Part II, Frumkin/Admas Gallery, New York
China, June 4, 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York

Spectrum. New Developements in Three Dimensions, Frumin/Adams Gallery, New York
Texas Art. Selections from the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Trustees’ Collections of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Art Against Aids, Benefit Exhibition and Auction, Houston, TX
Public Art in Chinatown, Asian American Arts Center, New York

The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery, New York
Notes on the Virtual, Loughelton Gallery, New York

The Texas Landscape 1900 – 1986, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Showdown/Lowdown. Art of the Southwest, Alternative Museum, New York
Seen/Unseen, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
Benefit for Amnesty International, USA, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Prisoners of Conscience, Studio One, Houston, TX (travelling exhibition organized by Amnesty International)

Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Houston Area, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX

Auszeichnungen / Awards

MacArthur Fellow, MacArthur Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Distinguished Artist Fellow

Alice Award, Interdisciplinary Art
Public Art Network Award

Honorary Doctorate, Green Mountain College
United States Artists, Fellow
Fritschy Prize, Sittard, Netherlands

Honorary Doctorate, Maryland Institute College of Art
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Transforma Projects / National Performance Network
Nathan Cummings Foundation Award
Cross Currents Foundation

Pedro Sienna Award, Best Animation, National Council fort he Arts and Cultures, Chile, for 911-911
Art Matters
Creative Capital Grant

Honorary Docotrate, Rhode Island School of Design

Nancy Graves Foundation Award 1990Art Matters, Inc: Artist’s Fellowship

Creative Capital Grant

Englehard Award

Rockefeller Foundation Grant

Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Visual Arts

Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
Penny McCall Foundation Award

National Endowment for the Arts: Artist’s Projects/New Forms

Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, Residency: Pittsburgh Center fort he Arts

1989 – 1990
New York State Council fort he Arts, Sponsored Projects Award

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Founder’s Day Grant, Uranian Phlanstery: The First NY Gnostic Lyceum

Visual Arts Commission, Houston Festival

Sammlungen / Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Walker ARt Center Minneapolis, MN
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Art (MFAH), Houston, TX
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, AL
Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
City of Corpus Christi, TX
City of Houston, TX
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
El Paso Museum of Art, EL Paso, TX
The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Sammlung Dohmen, Aachen
Sammlung Gabi und Wilhelm Schürmann