About Stanley Whitney
Stanley Whitney was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in 1946 and lives and works in New York City and Parma, Italy. He holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute as well as an MFA from Yale University and is currently professor emeritus of painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Select solo exhibitions include FOCUS: Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2017) and Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015). Whitney has also been included in many prominent group shows, such as Inherent Structure, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2018); documenta 14, Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany (2017); Nero su Bianco, American Academy in Rome, Italy (2015); Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2014); Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s, Cheim & Read, New York (2013); and Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (2003). He has been awarded the Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize (2011), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award (2010), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996). Whitney’s work is included in public collections around the world, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Long Museum, Shanghai; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.