Charles LeDray


New York


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BIOGRAPHY

1960
Born in Seattle, Washington
Lives and works in New York, New York.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
• Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York. Charles LeDray Works. (9 September – 29 October)

2014
• Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York. The Drawing Show.(1 July – 20 December)

2012
• Bass Museum of Art, Miami. Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art. (27 April – 12 August)

2009
• Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork.(16 July – 17 October).
Travelled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. (18 November 2010 – 13 February 2011); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (15 May – 11 September 2011)

2009
• An Artangel Commission, The Fire Station, London. Charles LeDray: MEN’S SUITS. (11 July – 18 October).
Travelled to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
(21 November 2009 – 10 January 2010)

2007
• Sperone Westwater, New York. Charles LeDray. (20 February – 24 March)

2004
• Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf. (22 October – 4 December)

2003
• Sperone Westwater, New York. Charles LeDray. (30 January – 1 March)

2002
• Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Charles LeDray: Sculpture 1982 – 2002. (11 May – 14 July).
Travelled to The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago. (20 September – 21 December); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. (25 January 2002 – 6 April 2003); Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. (26 April – 27 July 2003)

1996
• Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles. (8 June – 6 July)
• Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. (6 April – 11 May)

1994
• Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco. (6 January – 29 February)

1993
• Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York. (9 January – 27 February)

1991
• Astor Place at Cooper Square, New York. workworkworkworkwork. (20 July)


GROUP EXHIBITONS

2017
• Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 West 24th Street, New York and The School, Kinderhook, New York. The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness. (8 June – 25 August)
• Jack Hanley Gallery, New York. ¬30th Anniversary Exhibition: Attics of My Life. (8 January – 5 February)

2016
• The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA – Soft Power.
(17 August 2016 – 16 January 2017)

• Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection. (28 June – 5 September)

• Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. The End of Innocence: Childhood Torments in the Contemporary Art Collection. (6 February – 12 June)

2015
• Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle. Art AIDS America. (3 October 2015 – 10 January 2016). Travelled to Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia. (20 February – 22 May 2016); The Bronx Museum of Arts, New York. (23 June – 11 September 2016)

• The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Transcending Material: ICA Collection. (23 July 2015 – 17 July 2016)
• Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Collecting
and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art. (22 August – 6 December)
• Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site, Catskill and
Hudson, New York. River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home. (3 May – 1 November)

2014
• Red Bull Studios, New York. Spaced Out: Migrations to the Interior. Curated by Phong Bui.
(10 October – 14 December)
• The Flag Art Foundation, New York. Disturbing Innocence. Curated by Eric Fischl.
(25 October 2014 – 31 January 2015)

2013
• Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts. You Are Here. (21 December 2013 – 31 August 2014)
• Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado. Material World. (19 May 2013 – 5 January 2014)

2012
• Sperone Westwater, Lugano, Switzerland. Untitled (Giotto’s O). (30 November 2012 – 15 February 2013)
• Dickinson Roundell Inc., New York. Howling at the Moon: The Artist and the Night Sky from Old Masters
to Today. (3 May – 3 July)
• Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Lifelike. (25 February – 27 May)

2011
• David Zwirner, New York. The House Without The Door. (7 July –5 August)

2010
• Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, England. Contemporary Eye: Crossovers.
(2 October 2010 – 6 March 2011)
• 11. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellach, Germany. Larger Than Life – Stranger Than Fiction.
(12 June – 11 October)
• The FLAG Art Foundation, New York. Size DOES Matter. (19 February – 27 May)

2009
• Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Vortexhibition Polyphonica.
(3 October 2009 – 6 March 2011)
• Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York. In Stiches. (12 November – 19 December)
• Bass Museum of Art, Gertrude Silverstone Muss Gallery, Miami Beach. The Endless Renaissance.
(17 April – 16 August)
• UNT Art Gallery, Denton, Texas. On the Body: Selected Work from the Rachofsky Collection.
(20 January – 21 February)

2008
• Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Human Nature(s).
(15 November 2008 – 15 February 2009)

2007
• The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina. Contemporary, Cool, and
Collected. (20 October – 30 December)

2006
• Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art. (10 November 2006 – 11 February 2007). Travelled to Austin Museum of Art, Austin. (25 August – 4 November 2007)

2005
• Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity. (1 October – 15 November)
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Past Presence: Childhood and Memory. (7 July – 13 October)
• New York Academy of Sciences, New York. One of a Kind: In Homage to ‘Snowflake’ Bentley.
(17 June – 31 August)

2004
• Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York. Symbolic Space (Spring)
• DC Moore Gallery, New York. Endless Love. (7 January – 7 February)

2003
• The Rachofsky House, Dallas. Thinking about Sculpture. (3 November 2003 – 1 October 2004)
• Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Family Ties: A Contemporary Perspective. (21 June – 21 September)

2002
• Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Mask or Mirror: A Play of Portraits.
(6 October 2002 – 26 January 2003)
• Barbican Art Gallery, London. Rapture: art’s seduction by fashion since 1970. (10 October – 31 December)

2001
• Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York. Postcards from the Edge. (18 November)
• James Graham & Sons, New York. Alterations. (21 June – 30 August)

2000
• Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France. (27 June – 24 September)

1999
• Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines. Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and
Contemporary Art. (12 September – 21 November 1999). Travelled to Tacoma
Art Museum, Tacoma. (8 July – 17 September 2000); Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona. (6 October 2000 – 14 January 2001);
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MOMA Affiliate, Long Island City, New York.
(4 February – 8 April 2001); Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona.
(28 April – 8 July 2001); Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.
(30 August – 4 November 2001); Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario.
(24 November 2001 – 20 January 2002); Cleveland Center for Contemporary
Art, Cleveland. (6 September – 10 November 2002)
• Hartford's Center for Contemporary Culture, Hartford, Connecticut. Bodies of
Resistance. Organized by Visual Aids in collaboration with Real Art Ways.
(1 December 1999 – 30 January 2000). Travelled to KNSA Gallery, Durban,
South Africa. (2 – 20 July 2000)
• The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recent Acquisitions.
• Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York. Summer Group Exhibition. (19 June – 30 July)
• Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999. (31 March – 28 May)

1998
• Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Montréal. La Biennale de Montréal 98: Dreamcatchers.
(27 August – 18 October)

1997
• ICI; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca. At the
Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996. Travelled
to Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore; Santa Monica
Museum of Art, Santa Monica; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Present Tense: Nine Artists in the Nineties.
(13 September 1997 – 13 January 1998)
• The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990’s.
(26 November 1997 – 4 January 1998)
• Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona. Art on the Edge of Fashion.
(1 February – 27 April)
• The Whitney Museum at Champion Plaza, Stamford, Connecticut. As Time Goes By:
History, Memory, and Sentimentality. (6 June – 20 August)
• Corderie Building, Venice. La Biennale di Venezia: XLVII International Art Exhibition. (15 June – 9 November)
• Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. The View from Denver. (5 July – 31 August)

1996
• Fort Belvedere, Florence and Prato, Italy. Biennale di Firenze: Art & Fashion, 1900-2000.
Curated by Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi. Travelled to Guggenheim Museum, New York.
• The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Labor of Love. Curated by Marcia Tucker
(20 January – 14 April)
• Basilico Fine Arts, New York. Intermission. Organized by Toland Grinnell and
Matthew Ritchie. (9 – 19 July)

1995
• The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. Division of Labor: Women’s Work.
Curated by Lydia Yee (17 February – 11 June 1995). Travelled to Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (24 September 1995 – 7 January 1996)
• The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Degrees of Abstraction: From Morris Louis to Mapplethorpe.
(11 March – 22 October)
• Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton. Fetishism: Power, Desire and
Displacement. (29 April – 2 July; Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham.
(22 July – 24 September; the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of
East Anglia, Norwich. (9 October – 10 December)
• City of Erfurt, Germany. Configura 2: Dialogue of Culture.
• Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lorient, Lorient, France. Le Temps d’un Dessin.

1994
• Takashimaya, New York. Lest We Forget/On Nostalgia.
• P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Family Ties.
• Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York. Toys/Art/Us.
• Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York.
Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia. (21 September – 13 November).
Travelled to Decker Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; the
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca; Nexus
Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario;
Illingworth Kerr Art Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta.
• University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Guys Who Sew. (5 October – 11 December)

1993
• Hohenhal und Bergen, Munich. Bodyguard. (12 November 1993 – 15 January 1994)
• Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris. Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?
(5 June – 17 July)
• Villa Arson, Nice, France. Le Principe de Realité.
• Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco. Charles LeDray/Siobhan Liddell. (6 – 29 May)
• The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Fall from Fashion.
(23 May – 26 September)
• Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Mr. Sterling’s Neighborhood. (10 July – 4 September)
• Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston. Anxious Art. (6 July – 19 September)

1992
• Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles. The Anti-Masculine. (5 December 1992 – 16 January 1993)
• Blum Helman Warehouse, New York. Structural Damage: Charles LeDray, Joel Otterson, Gary Simmons,
Donald Moffett. (8 January – 1 February)
• Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris. Vital Perfection: Sylvie Fleury, Gotscho, Charles LeDray.
(10 October – 5 November)

1991
• Jack Tilton Gallery, New York. Forbidden Games. (3 January – 2 February)
• Barbara Toll Gallery, New York. Sweet Dreams. (8 June – 10 July)

AWARDS

2009
H+F Fashion Award, H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1998
Academy Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

1997
Gorham Phillips Stevens Visual Arts Fellowship, American Academy in Rome

1993
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
The Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York