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Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool, <i>Untitled</i>, 2003
Enamel on linen
108 x 72 inches (274.3 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2003
Enamel on linen
108 x 72 inches (274.3 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Untitled (S19)</i>, 1987
Alkyd & enamel on aluminum
48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Christopher Wool, Untitled (S19), 1987
Alkyd & enamel on aluminum
48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Endplate</i>, 1986
Alkyd on aluminum and steel
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, Endplate, 1986
Alkyd on aluminum and steel
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Untitled (Bird)</i>, 1990
Alkyd stamped on rice paper
73 x 37 inches (185.4 x 94 cm)
Christopher Wool, Untitled (Bird), 1990
Alkyd stamped on rice paper
73 x 37 inches (185.4 x 94 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Eurotrash</i>, 2004
Enamel on linen
108.25 x 72 inches (275 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, Eurotrash, 2004
Enamel on linen
108.25 x 72 inches (275 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Untitled (Fear)</i>, 1990
alkyd on rice paper
77 1/2 x 41 inches (196.9 x 104.1 cm)
Christopher Wool, Untitled (Fear), 1990
alkyd on rice paper
77 1/2 x 41 inches (196.9 x 104.1 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>HEAD</i>, 1992
enamel on aluminum
108 x 72 inches (274.3 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, HEAD, 1992
enamel on aluminum
108 x 72 inches (274.3 x 182.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, <i>Untitled</i>, 1986
enamel on aluminum
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 1986
enamel on aluminum
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Biography

Christopher Wool
(Born 1955)

Christopher Wool was born in Chicago in 1955. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Wool’s works span several mediums such as paper, photography and painting. He began developing his style during the mid 1970s, when he started creating allover abstract paintings that included multiple mark makings. His artistic influences are very diverse, but the process-based emphasis of Post-minimalism became very important in his work at this time. Throughout the 1980s Wool’s emphasis on process increased as he created allover paintings that shied away from specific subject matter and form. Eventually, he began incorporating printmaking techniques such as patterned rubber paint rollers, rubber stamps, stencils and silkscreens to create his now famous enamel-on metal works. With this multiplicity of techniques, Wool created paintings that are highly reminiscent of wallpaper, or that include large monochrome letters that are at sometimes difficult to discern or cunningly depict partial words, and a biting message. In the last fifteen years Wool has introduced additional elements in his works such as spray paint and erasure with white paint over previously created marks. This tension between painting and erasing, gesture and removal, depth and flatness is the result of Wool’s endless exploration of artistic expression and the role that process plays in the creation of meaning for the artist.

Christopher Wool has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held in institutions such as the Museum Ludwig in Cologne in 2008, the Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg in 2006 and the Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve in Geneva in 2000. He has also participated in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Wool has also participated in several international biennials, and his work has been featured in multiple publications. Christopher Wool lives and works in New York and Marfa Texas.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Luhring Augustine and Luhring Augustin Bushwick, New York

2013
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (2014)

2012
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (catalogue)

2011
Galerie Gisela Capitan, Cologne, Germany

2010
Gagosian Gallery, Rome Italy (catalogue)
Sound on Sound, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)

2009
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
Christopher Wool: Editions, Artelier Contemporary, Graz, Austria

2008
Luhring Augustine, New York
Porto-Köln, Museum de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; traveled to Museum
Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (catalogue)

2007
Pattern Paintings, 1987-2000, Skarstedt Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece

2006
ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia,Spain. Traveled to Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France (catalogue)
Simon Lee Gallery, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)

2005
Gio Marconi and Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

2004
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Luhring Augustine, New York
Christopher Wool 2004, Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2003
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Crosstown Crosstown, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (catalogue)

2002
Crosstown Crosstown, Le Consortium, Dijon, France. Traveled to Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (catalogue)
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2001
Secession, Vienna, Austria
9th Street Run Down, Luhring Augustine, New York
11 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2000
Black Book Drawings 1989, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece

1999
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1998
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Traveled to Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Greece
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

1997
Portofolio Kunst AG, Vienna, Austria
Eleni Koroneou, Athens, Greece
Luhring Augustine, New York
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

1995
Luhring Augustine, New York
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France

1994
Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

1993
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany

1992
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York

1991
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Germany

1990
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Galerie Christian Stein, Torino, Italy
Works on Paper, Luhring Augustine, New York

1989
Monotypes, Edition Julie Sylvester, New York
New Work:Christopher Wool, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany

1988
Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York

1987
Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

1986
Cable Gallery, New York
Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1984
Cable Gallery, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Chromophobia, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France.
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Matters of Pattern, Skarstedt, New York

2014
Taking a Line for a Walk, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989, David Zwirner, New York
Bad Thoughts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013
The Show is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Murdered Out, Skarstedt, New York
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Sincce 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

2012
Print/Out: 20 Years in Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This Will Have Been Art: Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Andy Warhol, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

2011
The 54th Annual Art Exhibition: ILLUMInations, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

2010
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York

2009
Warhol Wool Newman Painting Real, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria (catalogue)

2008
Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting with Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

2007
Camouflage, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Degree Zero, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Door Cycle, Friedrich Petzel Galleryin collaboration with Edition Schellmann, New York
Christian Stein, Milan, Italy
Dream & Trauma. Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Kunsthalle Wien and Mumok, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
The 80s: A Topology, Museu Serralves: Museu de arte Contemporãnea, Porto, Portugal (catalogue)
The Other Side #2,Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Hunky Dory, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia (catalogue)
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
Pop Art: 1960’s - 2000’s: From Misumi Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Hachioji Yume Art Museum (catalogue)
What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2006
Art Metropole: The Top 100, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (catalogue)
Christopher Wool: Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Defamation of Character, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
The Uncertain States of America Reader, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art / Serpentine Gallery, (catalogue)
La collezione François Pinault: Una selezione Post-Pop, Palazzo Grazzi, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
Pop Art 1960’s - 2000’s From Lichtenstein, Warhol to the Current Generation, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
The Kate Show, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
New York New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (catalogue)
Idees de la peinture: Hommage a Martin Barre, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (catalogue)
Broken Surface, Sabine Knust Matthias Kunz Editions, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
The Other Side #2, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (catalogue)
Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger: A Project by Chris Hammond, MOT, London, United Kingdom
Over the Limit, Portalakis Collection, Athens, Greece
The Dimes of March, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Make Your Own Life: Artist In & Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Traveled to The Power Plant, Toronto; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida (catalogue)
Wrestle: Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (catalogue).
Word, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas
Color Aside, Luhring Augustine, New York

2005
Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (catalogue Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School, New York Studio School, New York
Big Bang, Creation and Destruction in the 20th Century, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (catalogue)
Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
A Knock at the Door... South Street Seaport Museum, New York
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Artists’ Books, revisited, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Private View: 1980-2000. Collection Pierre Huber, Le Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, France (catalogue)
Building and Breaking the Grid: 1962-2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Baldessari, Prince, Ruscha, Wool: Dialogue, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
The Painted Word: Text and Context in Contemporary Art (1981-1992), Stellan Holm Gallery, New York

2004
Flower Power, Palais des Beaux-Arts et Musee de L’Hospice Comtesse, Lille, France
Ice Hot - Recent Paintings from the Scharpff Collection, Hamburger Kunstalle, Hamburg, Germany; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (catalogue)

2003
A Way With Words, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Stranger in the Village: Contemporary Drawings and Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
Family Ties. A Contemporary Perspective, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Visual Poetics: Art and the Word, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
The Great Drawing Show; 1550 - 2003 A.D., Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2002
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California
A Thousand Hounds, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Copy, Roth Horowitz, New York
A New York Renaissance: Masterworks from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
Five by Five: Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York
Hello to Handmade Words, K.S. Art, New York
Painting on the Move, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel, and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)
Ahead of the 21st Century- The Pisces Collection, Furstenberg Sammlungen, Donaueschingen (catalogue)
To Be Looked At: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

2001
W, Musee des Beaux Arts, Dole, France
Trauma, National Touring Exhibitons, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, United Kingdom
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Christopher Wool, New Paintings, Herbert Brandl, Neue Bilder, Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
A Way with Words, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, New York
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

2000
On Language, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Hotel Motel Holiday Inn, I-D Magazine, 196, April 2000, p. 195
La prima idea, Graphische Sammlung de ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Malerei, Charim Klocker, Vienna, Austria
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Le Jeu des 7 Familles, mamco: Musee d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
La Prima Idea: Aktuelle Malerei auf Papier, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mixing Memory and Desire, New Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
The Swamp: On the Edge of Eden, University of Florida, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida
To Infinity and Beyond, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
Counter Editions at the Chelsea Hotel, New York
Art at MoMA since 1980, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1999
Free Coke, Greene Naftali, New York
Art at the End of the Century - Contemporary Art from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Multiplicity, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Silent Treatment: Projecting Narrative, Curated by Thea Westreich, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Collection Frac Nord-Pas de Calais. Een Keuze
Visualizing Digiteracy: Considering Current Technologies, Memphis College of Art, Tennessee
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Bloom: Contemporary Art Garden, curated by Gianni Romano, Milan, Italy
Reverse Impressions, City Gallery, New York
The Great Drawing Show 1550 to 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Passion and the Waves, 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

1998
Real Stories, Marianne Boesky Gallery & Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Exterminating Angel, curated by Joshua Decter, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Exploiting the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York,
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Elements of the Natural, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Weather Everything, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Scratches on the Surface of Things - Acquisitions of Contemporary American Art, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Harriet Craig, Curated by David Rimanelli, Apex Art C.P., New York
Die Parkett-Kunstlereditionen im Museum Ludwig, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Six Americans, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Luhring Augustine, New York

1997
Birth of the Cool: American Painting From Georgia O'Keeffe to Christopher Wool, Kunsthaus Zurich, travelling to Hamburg
Painting Photography Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Group Show (Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Moke, Stephen Prina, Cheri Samba, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool), Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Serial Imagery, (Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Philip Taaffe) Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
American Realities, Views from Abroad, European Perspectives on American Art 3, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Family Values, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1996
New Art on Paper, 2, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, The Equitable Center, New York
The Sense of Order, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gray Matter, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Peinture - Peinture, Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Thinking Print:Books to Billboards, 1980-95, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Cenas Domesticas, Modulo, Lisbon, Portugal
Art at Home, Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Gallery 1F, Tokyo, Japan
Everything That's Interesting Is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens School of Fine Arts the factory, Athens, Greece; Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York

1995
Duck, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
100 Works on Paper, Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy
Pittura Immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum und Kunstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Articulations: Forms of Language in Contemporary American Art, The Whitney Museum, New York
James Nares & Christopher Wool, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
XL, Galerie Borgmann Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York
Malerei, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Wallpaper Works, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Made in U.S.A.-Original works on Paper, Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Images Against AIDS, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
Drawing on Chance: Selections from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1994
Empty Dress, Organized by Independent Curators International, traveled to Neuberger Museum, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, University if North Texas, Mackenzie Art Gallery, The Gallery/Stratford, Selby Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art; Martin Kippenberger, director; Syros, Greece
Gallerie K, Oslo
Lousy Fear, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Ossuary, Luhring Augustine, New York
Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Migros Cooperatives, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Gift, The InterArt Center, New York
Supershadows of Understatement: Christopher Wool and Ulli Strothjohann, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
Some Like It Cool, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Super Shadows of Understatement, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
Herbert Brandl, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
On Paper, Schmidt ContemporaryArt, St. Louis, Missouri
Ground, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Violence/Business-Gewalt/Geschafte, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

1993
Works by Younger Artists from the Collection of Richard Brown Baker, The Century Association, New York
Zeitsprunge: Collection of Rudolf und Ute Scharpff, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
The Brushstrike: Painting in the 90's, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Gober, Kelley, Kippenberger, Koons, Sherman, Wool, Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
Reading Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Black & White, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; The Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York
The Language of Art, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
New York Painters, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

1992
Allegories of Modernism:Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Works on Paper: Forg, Gonzalez-Torres, Kilimnik, Kippenberger, Nares, Oehlen, Pensato, Prina, Wool, Luhring Augustine, New York
Herold, Oehlen, Wool works on paper, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, California
Luhring Augustine, New York
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
Fifth Anniversary Show, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, United Kingdom
Somewhere Between Image & Text, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Prints in Portfolios, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
Dark Decor, Organized by Independent Curators Inc.; DePree Art Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belle, Florida; The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey; The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Word-Image in Contemporary Art, The James Howe Gallery, Kean College of New Jersey, Union, New Jersey
Gober, Kawara, Kelley, Kippenberger, Koons, Oehlen, Schnabel, Sherman, Struth, Taaffe, Wool, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Landscape Untitled: Halley, Oehlen, Wool, Galerie Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Drawings, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Robbin Lockett, Chicago, Illinois
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Dirty Data:Collection of Wilhelm Schurmann, Ludwig Forum fur internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Ars Pro Domo: Contemporary Art from Koln Private Collections, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Drawn in the Nineties, traveling exhibition organized by ICI; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington; Illingworth Kerr Art Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
Oh! Cet Echo, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Plakate, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Spielholle, Akademie der Kunste und Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris, France
Multiplicity: An Exhibition of Recent Editions, Thea Westreich, New York

1991
New American Art: Mary Beyt, Greg Colson, Christopher Wool, Ho Gallery World Art, Hong Kong, China
Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Gulliver's Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Words & #'s, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Strange Abstraction, The Touko Museum of Art, Tokyo
Herbert Brandl, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna
Drawing Acquisitions, 1980-1991: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York
Druckgrafik, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
51st Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
American Artists of the Eighties, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, Italy
Selections from the Elaine and Werner Dannheisser Collection: Painting and Sculpture From the 80's and 90's, The Parrish Art Museum, East Hampton, New York
At the end of the day, Randy Alexander Gallery, New York
Museum of Natural History, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam

1990
Michael Craig-Martin, Gary Hume, Christopher Wool, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, United Kingdom
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco MoMA, San Francisco, California
Stephen Prina, Sam Samore, Christopher Wool, Galerie Ursula Schurr, Stuttgart
Drawings, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, California
American Geometric Abstraction and Other Works from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Language in Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Donald Baechler, Gunther Forg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
In the Beginning..., Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

1988
James Casebere, Stephen Prina, Christopher Wool, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Robert Gober and Christopher Wool, An Installation, 303 Gallery, New York
Six Americans, Bleckner, Halley, Levin, Taaffe, Wool, Welling, Galerie Lelong, New York
A Drawing Show, Cable Gallery, New York
Een keuze/A Show, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Information as Ornament, Feature Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Rezac Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The Light from the Other Side, Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
The Binational - American Art of the Late 80's, ICA & MFA Boston, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf Kunstverein, Bremen, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bickerton, Gober, Halley, Koons, Prince, Vaisman, Wool, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1987
Painting, Abstraction Rediscovered, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
Jamie Wolff Gallery, New York
Ange Leccia, Christopher Wool, Cable Gallery, New York
Alexander, Bolande, Ebner, Kane, Wool, Robbin Lockett Gallery, New York
New Territories in Art Europe/America, Michetti Foundation, Chieti, Italy
Johnson, Tasset, Wool, Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, California
Facture, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York
Industrial Icons, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Drawn Out, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
A Decade of American Drawings 1980-1989, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986
Inaugural Exhibition, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago
The Gallery Show, Exit Art, New York
The Hidden Surface, Middendorf Gallery, Washington D.C.
Signs of Painting, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Fortuyn/O'Brien, Lemieux, Mullican, Wool, Luhring, Augustine & Hodes Gallery, New York
Fabricated, Not Found, Loughelton Gallery, New York

1985
AIDS Benefit, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cable Gallery, New York
Factura, Gallery Schlesinger-Boisante, New York
Botts, Lee, Miller, Wool, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York
Stigmata, Bond Street Gallery, New York
Drawings 1975-1985, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York
Apfelschnitt, Bills, Chamberlain, Lucas, Nares, Wool, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York

1984
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Chill Out New York, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York
Drawings, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York
Sex, Cable Gallery, New York
Saloon Salon, Bill Rice Gallery, New York

1983
Big American Figure Drawings, Visual Arts Museum, New York
Abbott, Fink, Lieber, Wool, Delahunty Gallery, New York
Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey

1982
Group Exhibition, White Columns, New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Emanuel Hoffman Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Art Institute of Chicago, Chiago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
FRAC Nord – Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Musee D'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Musee d'art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, Germany
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

ARTIST'S BOOKS
2002
THE LOGAN COLLECTION: A PORTRAIT OF OUR TIME, Vail: The Logan Collection

2001
Korine, Harmony and Wool, Christopher, PASS THE BITCH CHICKEN, Holzwarth Publications, Berlin, 2001
MAYBE, MAYBE NOT, Edition of 500, Published by Inktree Editions, Kusnacht
CHRISTOPHER WOOL, artist book published on occasion of solo exhibition at Secession, Wien

1999
FOCUS, Edition of 40, xeroxed, self-published, New York

1996
INCIDENT ON 9TH STREET, Fama & Fortune Bulletin 18, P&S Wien

1995
SHUT UP STUPID I'M WORKING - THE COMPLETE LETTERS AND POEMS(a.k.a. THE PETER PROBLEM), Edition of 8, xeroxed, self-published, New York

1993
ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, published by DAAD, Berlin

1991
CATS IN BAG BAGS IN RIVER, artist book published on the occasion of an exhibition at Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam

LOW AND SLOW, artist book of color laser prints, 60 pages, Edition of 12 plus 3 Artist's Proofs, self published, Rome
1989

BLACK BOOK, Edition of 350, published by Galerie Gisela Capitain and Thea Westreich Assoc.

1988
Untitled artist book on the occasion of an exhibition at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

1985
EMPIRE OF THE GOAT, Edition of 33, self published

1984
93 DRAWING OF BEER ON THE WALL, Edition of 5, self published