Richard Hawkins

Biography

1961
Born in Mexia

Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

1988
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; MFA

1984
University of Texas, Austin; BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

2019
“Bait Paintings”, Greene Naftali, New York
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (with John McAllister)

2018
“Collage Paintings, Gesture Paintings”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“To the House of Shibusawa”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Hotel Suicide”, Greene Naftali, New York (catalogue)

2017
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2016
“Norogachi: Ceramics After Artaud”, Greene Naftali Galley, New York
“Being and its Fetuses: New Ceramics”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“This Anal Crime of Being: New Ceramics”, Goton/Montassut, Paris

2015
“New Work”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“New Work”, Jenny’s, Los Angeles
“Hijikata Twist”, Corvi-Mora, London

2014
“Hijikata Twist”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

2013
“Glimmer”, Le Consortium, Dijon
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2012
Greene Naftali, New York

2011
“Smoke-Smoke, Salome”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Scalps, Dungeon Doors and Salome Paintings”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Cornfabulation”, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (with Aaron Curry) (catalogue)

2010
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Focus: Richard Hawkins: Third Mind”, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Corvi-Mora, London

2009
Greene Naftali, New York
Corvi-Mora, London

2008
“Celestial Telegraph Paintings”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

2007
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Of Two Minds, Simultaneously”, De Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (catalogue)

2006
Greene Naftali, New York
Corvi-Mora, London
“Urbis Paganus – Part I + III”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2004
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Corvi-Mora, London

2003
Kunstverein Heilbronn (catalogue)
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2002
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Corvi-Mora, London

2001
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2000
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Corvi-Mora, London

1999
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1998
Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm

1997
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1996
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Feature Inc., New York

1995
Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm
“c. 1975-76: wiley wiggins, frail 8th-grade oddity/ freshman glam (w/ matt dillon as my boyfriend at the time)”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1993
Feature Inc., New York
“Into the Heart of China”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1992
“…And November, in this Year of No Hope, Without Gladness…” Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica
Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions

2021
“Houseguest: Shadow Fall Down”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“The Going Away Present”, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles
“The Skin I Live In”, Lyles & King, New York
“From Disco to Disco”, Greene Naftali, New York

2019
“Maskulinitäten”, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne / Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
“My Head is a Haunted House”, curated by Charlie Fox, Sadie Coles HQ, London
“Dracula’s Wedding”, curated by Charlie Fox, Rodeo, London
“Machine of Instant Utility”, Cabinet, London
“Pacific Rim Job”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Open House: Elliott Hundley”, curated by Elliott Hundley and Bryan Barcena, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“The Orchid and the Wasp”, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

2018
“Tom House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland”, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
Sperm Cult, LAXART, Los Angeles

2017
“Strange Attractors: The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 1. Life on Earth”, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Section Littéraire”, Kunsthalle Bern
“Living Apart Together: Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“In the Hopes of Not Being Considered”, Kate Werble Gallery, New York

2016
“Between Something and Nothing”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Me, Myself, I”, China Art Objects, Los Angeles

2015
“Theory of Achievement”, Yale Union, Portland
“Classicicity”, curated by Ruth Allen and James Cahill, Bresse Little, London
“Z-ing”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Works on Paper”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Collecting Lines. Drawings from the Ringier Collection (Chapter I + II)”, curated by Arthur Funk and Beatrix Ruf, Villa Flora, Winterthur (catalogue)
“Picasso in der Kunst der Gegenwart / After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg / Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (catalogue)
“Your smarter than me. i don’t care”, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

2014
Richard Hawkins and William S. Burroughs, Cerith Wyn Evans, Isa Genzken, Tom of Finalnd, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Whitney Biennial, curated by Stuart Comer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
“The Crime was Almost Perfect”, curated by Cristina Ricupero, Witte de With, Rotterdam / PAC Padiglione d’Arts Contempoanea, Milan (catalogue)
“Trains”, curated by Sterling Ruby, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
“Collection on Display, Migros Museum, Radiation: Art and Queer Ideas from Bangkok and Manila, Un-compared”, curated by Brian Curtin, The Art Center, Chulanongkorn University, Bangkok
“Saying Yes to Everything”, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
“Abandon the Parents”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“Concrete Infinity”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Miss Kilman and She Were Terrible Together”, curated by Matt Morris, The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago
“Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks”, Institute of Contemporary Arts London (ICA), London

2013
“A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks”, Andrew Roth, New York
Federica Schiavo, Rome
“Abstract Perversion”, 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles
“Why is Everything the Same?”, Shoot The Lobster, New York
“Beg, Borrow and Steal”, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs

2012
“Automaton”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Whitney Biennial, curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
“B. Wurtz & Co.”, curated by Matthew Higgs, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“All I Want is a Picture of You”, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
“Abstract Everyday, Everyday Abstract”, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York
“The Happy Fainting of Painting”, Zwinger Galerie, Berlin
“Moment – Ynglingagatan 1”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
“i surrender”, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago

2011
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Camulodunum”, Firstsite, Colchester (catalogue)
“Utopia/Dystopia: Constructed with Photography”, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
“CLAP”, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson
“Cornfabulation”, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
“Weekend In Valmouth”, Ancient & Modern, London
“American exuberance”, Rubell Museum, Miami
“Compass – Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

2010
“Don Juan in the Village”, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
“The Artist’s Museum”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg”, curated by Matthew Higgs”, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson
“So Be It: Interventions in Printed Matter”, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
“Gesehen & geliebt # 4: Besser leben mit…”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Sur le Dandysme aujourd’hui”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
“The Page”, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York
“BigMinis”, CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux

2009
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Round up”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Re-figurative Ordering”, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles
“Frottage”, organized by Alex Kitnick, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York
“Collection: MOCA’s Frist Thirty Years”, curated by Paul Schimmel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Beg Borrow and Steal”, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
“Rotating Views #2 – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection”, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
“Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foudation Contemporary Drawings Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
“Das Gespinst”, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

2008
“Three Black Minutes”, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
“Just Different!”, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
“Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda”, Greene Naftali, New York
“Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Painting Now and Forever, Part II”, Greene Naftali / Matthew Marks, New York
“You, Whose Beauty was Famous in Rome”, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles

2007
“Post Rose: Artists in and out of the Hazard Park Complex”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
“Uneasy Angel / Imagine Los Angeles”, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich
“Raw”, Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
“L.A. Desire (Part I + II)”, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
“Rita McBride” / “The Candidate by Richard Hawkins”, Schürmann, Berlin
“Fit to print”, Gagosian Gallery, New York
“Oh Girl, It’s a Boy”, Kunstverein Munich
“You always Move in Reverse”, curated by Bjaarne Melgaard, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York
“Good Morning, Midnight”, organized by Bruce Hainley, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
“Srange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring”, Camden Arts Centre, London
“Makers & Modelers: Works in Ceramic”, Gladstone Gallery, New York
“If Everyone had an Ocean. Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition”, curated by Alex Farquharson, CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux / Tate St. Ives, St. Ives (catalogue)
“STUFF: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron”, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
“Riot the 8 Bars”, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin

2006
“Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires”, Ancient & Modern, London
“Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures”, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York
“Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection”, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami (catalogue)
“Under Pressure”, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Art: Concept, Paris
“Group Exhibition”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“The Swan is Very Peaceful…”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park
3rd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Ligurian Riviera, Albisola
“Do Not Stack”, Roberts Projects, Culver City

2005
“Paris-Londres: Le Voyage Intérieur”, Espace Electra, Paris
“plip, plip, plippity”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“The Blake Byrne Collection”, curated by Ann Goldstein and Michael Darling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)

2004
“Teil 2. Quodlibet”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“3-Day Weekend”, curated by Dave Muller, Central Park, New York
“Powered by Emotions”, in conjunction with Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M.
“kurzdavordanach”, Die Photographische Sammlung, Stiftung Kultur, Cologne (catalogue)
“I feel mysterious today”, The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth

2003
“Wit from Rainbow Part I”, curated by Katie Brennan, The Project, Los Angeles
“Honey I rearranged the Collection”, 1a Kempsford Road, London
“Ishtar”, curated by Bruce Hainley, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (catalogue)
Hans Broek, Taft Green, Richard Hawkins, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“my people were fair and had cum in their hair… “, Team Gallery, New York

2002
“Phil”, Hollywood, Los Angeles
“The Gallery Show”, curated by Norman Rosenthal and Max Wigram, Royal Academy of Art, London
“Grey Gardens”, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
“Draguer”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
“L.A. on my Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA‘s Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“crisp”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Richard Hawkins, Stan Kaplan, Pae White, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Mirror Image”, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Prophets of Boom – Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann”, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, (catalogue)
“Sammlung Schürmann”, K21 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf (catalogue)
“Something Anything”, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2001
“Heads or Tails”, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
“The Communications Department”, curated by Alex Farquharson, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London

2000
Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
“Unraveling Desire”, curated by Gregory Sandoval, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
“2002”, M du B. F, H & g, Montreal
Kai Althoff, Thomas Eggerer, Isa Genzken, Richard Hawkins, Jochen Klein, Frances Stark, Vincente Tavenne, Wolfgang Tillmans, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral”, Feature Inc., New York
“Thirty Curators”, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
“Etcetera”, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1999
“Youth Studies”, Post, Los Angeles
“Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avantgarde”, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo (catalogue)
“Curious.parking@stupendous.strawberry”, curated by Karen Emenhiser, Galerie S. & H. Buck, Ghent, (catalogue)
“Art in the Age of the Consumer: Works from the Collection Of the Museum of Contemporary Art”, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

1998
“Three Person Exhibition”, Feature Inc., New York
“WOP: works on/off paper”, ANP, Antwerp
“More”, Xavier La Boulbenne Gallery, New York
“He Swam Down, Away”, curated by Tony Payne, Audiello Fine Art, New York
“Hollywood Satan”, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica
“In Your Face”, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
“Codex USA: Works on Paper by American Artists”, Entwistle, London
“Fantastic Matter of Fact”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
“Science”, Feature Inc., New York
“The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age”, curated by Irit Krieger, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach (catalogue)
“Head”, Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles

1997
“Chill”, University of California Gallery, Irvine
“Hello”, Feature Inc., New York
“Gnarleyland”, Feature Inc., New York
“Scene of the Crime”, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles (catalogue)
“Yardsale”, Special K. Exhibitions, Los Angeles

1996
“Nirvana: Capitalism and the Consumed Image”, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle
“Tangles”, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
“How will we behave?”, Robert Prime, London
Ginny Bishton, Richard Hawkins, Pae White, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1995
“It‘s only Rock & Roll”, curated by David S. Ruben, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix / The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (catalogue)
“Crystal Blue Persuasion”, Feature Inc., New York
“The Moderns”, Feature Inc., New York
“Smells Like Vinyl”, Roger Merians Gallery, New York
“Youth Culture Killed My Dog (But I Don’t Really Mind)”, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago (catalogue)
“Narcissistic Disturbance”, curated by Michael Cohen, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles (catalogue)
“In A Different Light”, curated by Nayland Blake & Larry Rinder, University Art Museum, Berkeley (catalogue)

1994
“Pure Beauty: Some Recent Work from Los Angeles”, curated by Ann Goldstein, American Center, Paris / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“And”, Feature Inc., New York
“Interdisciplinary”, curated by Sue Spaid, Woodbury University Art Gallery, Burbank
“Mechanical Reproduction”, curated by Jack Jaeger, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (catalogue)
“The Use of Pleasure”, curated by Robert Nickas, Terrain, San Francisco (catalogue)
“Second Skin”, curated by Charles La Belle, Espace, San Francisco
“Red Rover”, curated by Jory Felice, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles (catalogue)
“Slice & Dice”, curated by Susan Sensemann, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
“Tiny Shoes”, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1993
Feature Inc., New York
“Caca”, Kiki, San Francisco
“Home Alone”, curated by Michael Cohen, Bliss, Pasadena
“Trisexual”, TRI, Los Angeles
“Stoned (HighLow)”, curated by Veralyn Behenna and Rick Pirro, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica (catalogue)
“Commodity Image”, curated by Willis Hartshorn, International Center of Photography New York / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam / Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach / High Museum of Art, Atlanta
“This Can’t Be Love”, Clay Doyle Gallery, Los Angeles

1992
“Trouble Over So Much Skin”, Feature Inc., New York
“The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi”, curated by Hudson, Gahlberg Gallery, Arts Center, College of DuPage (catalogue)
“True Grit”, B.B. La Femme Gallery, San Diego
“Man Alive”, Dooley Le Cappelaine, New York
“Hollywood, Hollywood: Identity Under the Guise of Celebrity”, curated by Fred Fehlau, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (catalogue)
“In Pursuit of a Devoted Repulsion”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica

1991
“Stussy”, Feature Inc., New York
Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica
“The Rock Show”, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
“Presenting Rearwards”, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)
“Situation: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Artists”, curated by Pam Gregg and Nayland Blake, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)
“Examples Cool and Lonely”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica

1990
“Que Overdose!”, curated by Nayland Blake, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue)

1989
“HoHoHoMo”, Feature Inc., New York
“Loaded”, curated by Tony Greene & Jeff Beall, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)

Online Projects

2014
rufus666.tumblr.com

2013
Tony Greene archive, commentary by Richard Hawkins: grainofhisskin.tumblr.com

2000
Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

1999
The Vampire Lecture-Notes, collaboration with Laurence A. Rickels, University of Minnesota Press

Curatorships, Editorships, Panels & Related Activities

2015
“Richard Hawkins and Friends”, Paramount Ranch 2, Agoura Hills

2014
“Tony Greene”, in: “Made in LA”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (co-curated with Catherine Opie)
“Tony Greene”, in: Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum, New York (co-curated with Catherine Opie

2013
“Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (co-curated with Bennett Simpson)

2008
“Flipside Exterior”, Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles, (curator)

1993
“Untitled,” by Frances Stark, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (editor)

1991
“Score”, a novella by Craig Lee, privately published, Los Angeles (co-edited with Dennis Cooper)
“Sweet Oleander”, an exhibition of work by Tony Greene, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (curator)
“Exhausted Autumn”, a collection of fiction, criticism, and testimony for the exhibition “Sweet Oleander”, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (editor)
“New Trends in Criticism”, a panel discussion, OutWrite Gay and Lesbian Writer’s Conference, San Francisco (panelist)

1989
“Against Nature”, a group show of work by homosexual men, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (co-curated with Dennis Cooper)

1988
“Chains of Bitter Illusion”, collaborative wall painting with Tony Greene, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
“AIDS and Democracy”, a panel discussion organized by Group Material, DIA Art Foundation, New York (panelist)

Awards

2008
California Community Foundation, Fellowship for Visual Artists

2003
Otis College of Design and Design, Faculty Development Grant

2000
US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship

1995
Art Matters Fellowship