Phil Sims

Phil Sims

Born 1940 in Richmond, United States
Lives and works in New York, Pennsylvania and Santa Fe, United States

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Color-Part One, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland

  • 2012

    New navigators, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

  • 2009

    Selected Works, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

  • 2008

    Color in my Mind, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Neuererberbungen zur monochromen Malerei, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

  • 2006

    Westfällisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany

  • 2005

    Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

  • 2004

    Paintings and Tea Bowls from 2004, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
    fire / light / color / matter, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, United States

  • 2003

    fire / light / color / matter, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, United States
    Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2002

    The Cologne Painting (Pietá Cycle),Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne, Germany
    The Presence of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
    The Stable Paintings, Vila di Buimo, Varese, Italy

  • 2001

    Red Sprekturm, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
    Neue Bilder, Galerie Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
    Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, United States

  • 2000

    Old and new Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
    Bonn Paintings, Kunst Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1999

    Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, United States

  • 1998

    Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1997

    Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

  • 1996

    Marienbad Paintings, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Paintings, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
    The Stable Paintings, Villa di Buimo, Varese, Italy

  • 1995

    Paintings, Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden
    Paintings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
    The Stable Paintings, Crosby Street/Stark Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1994

    Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1993

    Umbrian Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
    Painting: Into Blue, Artothek, Cologne, Germany
    Umbrian Paintings, Quaderni Perugini Di Musica Contemporanea, Pieve Caina, Italy

  • 1992

    Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany
    Two Black Paintings, Galerie Kunstraum Kassel, Kassel, Germany

  • 1991

    Paintings, Galerie Conrads, Neuss, Germany
    Malerei Pur, Räume von Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany
    Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

  • 1990

    (October), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, United States
    (April), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1988

    Now Color, Genovese Gallery, Boston, United States

  • 1986

    Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Drawings, Kingsborough College Art Gallery at City University of New York, New York, United States
    New Paintings, Malmö Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden
    Paintings, 1979-1985, Queens Museum, New York, United States

  • 1984

    Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York, United States
    Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany
    Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

  • 1983

    Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York, United States
    Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, United States
    Raum für Malerei, Cologne, Germany

  • 1982

    Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
    Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

  • 1980

    Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, United States

  • 1979

    Casat Gallery, La Jolla, United States

  • 1977

    Casat Gallery, La Jolla, United States

  • 1975

    Wenger-Casat Gallery, La Jolla, United States

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    • 2011

      Wasser | Farbe – Colour | Water, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

    • 2010

      Wasser | Farbe – Colour | Water, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

    • 2005

      The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, United States

    • 2004

      Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Rosskopf, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
      Wege zur Abstraktion III, Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Plön, Germany
      Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Germany

    • 2001

      La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
      Radical Painting: Farbe beim Wort genommen,Villa Aichele, Lörrach, Germany
      Monochrome/Monochrome?, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, United States

    • 2000

      Grau ist nicht Grau, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
      Die Farbe hat mich, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
      Painting, Esso Gallery, New York, United States

    • 1999

      The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, United States
      Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, United States
      Early Radical Painters, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, United States
      Color-Based Painting, High Modernism, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, United States
      Color-Based Painting, The Root Of The Actual, Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, United States

    • 1998

      The Panza di Biumo Collection, Artists of the Eighties and Nineties, Museum of the Ducal Place, Gubbio, Italy
      Color Painting, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, United States

    • 1997

      Collection Panza di Biumo, 1980-1990, Llonear, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    • 1996

      N’oublions Pas le Blanc, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
      Pittura Contemporanea in Galleria, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy
      La Collezione Panza Di Biumo – artisti degli anni ’80 e ’90, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy

    • 1995

      Color, Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, United States

    • 1994

      Esposizione Scelsi, Palazzo dei Priori, Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea, Perugia, Italy
      Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

    • 1991

      Three Americans, Galerie Hans Hake, Wiesbaden, Germany

    • 1990

      Genovese Gallery, Boston, United States

    • 1988

      La Couleur Seule, l’Experience du Monochrome, Musee D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
      Black in the Light, Genovese Graphics, Boston, United States

    • 1987

      Rigor, John Good Gallery, New York
      10 Jahre Kunst, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

    • 1986

      Spirit Tracks, Big Abstract Drawings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, United States

    • 1984

      Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, United States
      Beauties & Beasts, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, United States
      New Abstraction, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, United States

    • 1983

      New Work, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, United States
      Paint into Image, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, United States
      New Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, United States
      Color Painting, Three New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany
      Von der Ungleichheit des Ähnlichen in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie, Lüdenscheid, Germany
      Von der Ungleichheit des Ähnlichen in der Kunst, Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
      Von der Ungleichheit des Ähnlichen in der Kunst, Kunstverein Unna, Unna, Germany
      New York | Linköping, Ostergotlands Lansmuseum, Linköping, Sweden
      Installations, Directions on Broadway, New York, United States

    • 1982

      Unpunctuated, Grommet Gallery, New York, United States
      Small Format, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, United States
      Peintres Americains, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
      Color: Four Painters, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York
      Color: Four Painters, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

    • 1981

      Painting: Seven New York Painters, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, United States
      Ung Amerikansk Kunst Pa Toppen, Galerie Arnesen, Kopenhagen, Denmark

    • 1980

      Color Painting, Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
      Color Painting, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, United States

    • 1979

      Fundamental Color, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

    • 1978

      Black & White on Paper, Nobe Gallery, New York, United States

    • Public Collections

      The Panza Collection, Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, Varese, Italy
      Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum Köln, Cologne, Germany
      Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, United States
      Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
      Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
      Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, United States
      Musée D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
      Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, United States
      Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
      Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö, Sweden
      Scripps Institute, La Jolla, United States

      Selected Bibliography

      • 2009

        Phil Sims: Color in my Mind, Düsseldorf 2009, Brigitta Buhlmann, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Brigitte Tietzel, Annette Reich

      • 2006

        Kunstforum International, February-April, 2006, “Phil Sims ‘Emotion of Color’”, Martin Blättner

      • 2005

        Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Ausgabe 71, Munich 2005, “Phil Sims. Die sinnliche Intelligenz der Farbe“, Herbert Köhler
        San Francisco Chronicle, January 1, 2005, “Phil Sims; monochrome paintings, tea bowls,” Kenneth Baker

      • 2004

        Art News, January 2004, “Phil Sims,” Dottie Indyke

      • 2001

        San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2001, “Phil Sims at Gross,” David Bonetti

      • 2000

        Phil Sims: Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, United States, Catalog 2000, John Yau
        Artnews Summer, 2000, “Up at the Villa,” Rachel Donadio
        Basler Zeitung, June 28, 2000, “Grau is nicht Grau,” Marion Benz

      • 1999

        Santa Fe New Mexican, October 1, 1999, “New Mexico Light Goes beyond Surface,” Joe Quattro
        San Francisco Examiner, May 7, 1999, “Abstraction’s Remarkable Return,” David Bonetti
        Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung April 20, 1999, “Im Studio herrscht jetzt die Monochromie,” Georg Imdahl

      • 1998

        The New York Times, April 24, 1998, “Phil Sims,” Ken Johnson

      • 1996

        Art in America, May 1996, “Phil Sims at the Crosby street Project,” Lilly Wei

      • 1995

        The New York Times, July 21, 1995, “Color, Sign, System, Sensibility,” Pepe Karmel

      • 1994

        Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea “Nuove Prospettive per L’Osservazione Tra Immagine e Musica,” Perugia, Italia, Catalogo 1994, Prof. Michael Böckemuhl

      • 1992

        Kunstforum International, Bd. 118 1992, “Two Black Paintings,” Michael Hübl

      • 1988

        La Couleur Seule L’Expérience du Monochrome, Musée St. Pieree, Lyon, France, Catalog, 1988, Thierry Raspail

      • 1986

        Phil Sims, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, Catalog 1986, Stephen Westfall
        Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunstalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, Catalog 1986, Erich Franz

      • 1984

        Phil Sims, Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany, Catalog 1984, Erich Franz
        Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Catalog,1984, Lily Wei

      • 1982

        Flash Art, February 1982, “Color: Four Painters,” Michele Meyers
        Arts Magazine, March 1982, “Monochrome Met,” Ann Schoenfeld

      • 1981

        Art in America, April 1981, “Getting on with Painting,” Marcia Hafif

      • 1980

        Color Painting, Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California, Catalog 1980, Phil Sims

      • 1979

        Flash Art No. 92-93, October- November 1979, “Monochrome in New York: Dialogue between Seven Artists”