Frank Stella

Selected works
Exhibitions
Biography   



Born in 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts, USA, Frank Stella lives and works in New York. Initially influenced by abstract expressionism, he eventually renounced lyrical abstraction. He was one of the key figures in 1960s minimalist painting, an artist devoted to the relationships between form and colour. Stella was a pioneer of the shaped canvas, whose forms departed from conventional configurations. The three dimensional nature of his paintings led him to begin creating sculptures in the 1980s.






Born in 1936 in Malden, USA.
He lives and works in New York and Newburgh, USA.


EDUCATION

1950
Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA

1954
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Frank Stella : Recent Work, Marianne Boesky Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

2018
FRANK STELLA – Abstract Narration, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlinfgen, Germany
Frank Stella : Recent Work, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, USA
Frank Stella Unbound : Literature and Pintmaking, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA

2017
Frank Stella : Works from three decades, Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Germany
Frank Stella, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Frank Stella Prints : A Retrospective, Addison Gallery of American, Andover, USA
Line/Edges : Frank Stella On Paper, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA

2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison ; Addison Gallery of American Art, Philips Academy, Andover ; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA
Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Old Poland, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Varsovie, Pologne
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Sprüth Magers Berlin, Germany

2015
Frank Stella: Retrospective, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA ; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth ; de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
Frank Stella Paintings & Drawings, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Frank Stella: Shape as Form, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Frank Stella: Recent Works, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Inflated Star and Wood Star, Annenberg Courtyard, Royal Academy, London, UK ; Artzuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank Stella, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK

2014
Frank Stella: Big Works in Progress, More Gallery, Giswil, Switzerland
Frank Stella Sculpture, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

2013
Frank Stella, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2012
Frank Stella: The Retrospective. Works 1958-2012, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsbourg, Germany
Frank Stella: New Work, Freedman Art, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper, L & M Arts, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: Recent Work, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen ; Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Ièna, Jena, Germany
Frank Stella: Connections, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Frank Stella Geometric Variations, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Stella & Calatrava, Neue Nationalagalerie, Berlin, Germany ; Museo Pablo Serano, Saragosse, Spain
Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA

2010
Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons, 1965-66, Hood Museum of Art - Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA ; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Spain

2009
Frank Stella: Polychrome Relief, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Moby Dick: Frank Stella and Herman Melville, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Ohio, USA

2008
Frank Stella: Work on Canvas from the 60s, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: K Series, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, USA
Frank Stella, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Frank Stella: Five Decades of Painting & Sculpture, Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, Florida, USA
Frank Stella: Paintings 1958 - 1965, Peter Freeman Inc., New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany
Frank Stella: Recent Works, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella, Gallery Ficher Rohr, Basel, Switzerland
Frank Stella on the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Frank Stella: Painting into Architecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Frank Stella: New Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany

2006
Frank Stella 1958, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Menil Collection, Houston ; The Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Frank Stella: Black Paintings, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella, Gallery Thomas, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella: Major Works from the von Kleist Series, Danese Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: Collages and Related Sculpture from the von Kleist Series, Jacobson Howard Gallery in Conjunction with Danese Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2005
Die Marquise von 0., Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Frank Stella, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Stella, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella's Moby Dick Series Prints, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chili
Frank Stella, Waddington Galleries, London, UK
Frank Stella's Moby Dick Series Prints, The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Collection Constantini, Buenos Aires, Argentine

2004
Frank Stella - A Breakthrough in Abstraction - Exotic Birds, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Moby Dick and Imaginary Places, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland
What You See Is What You See: Frank Stella and the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Stella, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella: New Works, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2003
The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella: Recent Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, IWATE Museum of Art, Morioka, Japan
2002
Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Frank Stella, Hacilar 1999-2001, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2001
Prince of Homburg, Installation on the lawn of the National Gallery, Washington D.C. , USA
Heinrich von Kleist, Jena, Hildesheim, Stuttgart ; JENOPTIK Gallery, Ièna ; Roemer-und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim ; Württembergischer, Germany ; Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany, Stuttgart, Germany ; Galerie Akira Ikeda, Berlin, Germany ; Singapore Tyler Print Institute Limited, Singapour
Frank Stella, Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Germany
Frank Stella: Recent Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

2000
Frank Stella at 2000: Changing the Rules, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Frank Stella, Waddington Galleries, London, UK
Frank Stella: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Frank Stella: Recent Works, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, USA
Frank Stella. Love Letters and Correspondence, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1999
Drawing is Another Kind of Language, Parrish Art Museum, organized by Harvard Museums, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: Easel Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella: New Work, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY, USA

1998
Rendez-vous, Guggenheim, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: New Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella: Smoke Rings, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella and Kenneth Tyler - A Unique 30-Year Collaboration, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
Frank Stella at Tyler Graphics, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, UK

1997
Stella in Studio: The Public Art of Frank Stella, 1982 - 1997, University of Houston, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Frank Stella: New Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, City Museum of Art, Kagoshima, Japan
Frank Stella: Juam. Juam, State I from Imaginary Places, Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, NY, USA

1996
Frank Stella, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Frank Stella. New Sculpture, Hudson River Valley Series, JENOPTIK AG, Ièna, Germany
Frank Stella: Imaginary Places II, Project Notes, Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, NY, USA

1995
Frank Stella, L'Usine, Dijon, France
Frank Stella: New Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Frank Stella: Imaginary Places, Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, NY, USA
New Paintings and Prints, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: New Works, Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapour

1994
New Work: Painting, Relief, and Sculpture, Waddington Galleries, London, UK

1993
Frank Stella: Moby Dick Deckle Edges, Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, USA

1992
Frank Stella: Sculpture and Collage, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Frank Stella: New York, USA : Projects and Sculpture, Knoedler Gallery, New York, USA
Frank Stella: The Fountain, Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, USA

1991
Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1990
Frank Stella, Municipal Museum of Art and Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

1989
Frank Stella: The Waves, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella: New Work, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella: 1970 - 1987, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA
Frank Stella: Waves II, Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Frank Stella: Waves, Waddington Galleries, London, UK

1988
Frank Stella: 1970 - 1987, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank Stella: Reliefs, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Frank Stella: Waves, Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY,  USA
Frank Stella, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan
Frank Stella: Black Paintings, 1958 - 1960. Cones and Pillars, 1984 - 1987, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

1987
Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

1986
Frank Stella: New Reliefs, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1985
Frank Stella, Relief Paintings, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Frank Stella, Ceramic Reliefs and Steel Reliefs, Knoedler Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella, Works 1979 - 1985, Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA Gallery, London, UK ; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1983
Frank Stella. Polish Wooden Synagogues - Constructions from the 1970s, Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
Resource / Response / Reservoir. Stella Survey 1959 - 1982, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Stella - Works from the Permanent Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Frank Stella. Reliefs, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Focus on Frank Stella. Nasielk II, A polish Wooden Synagogue Construction, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, USA

Frank Stella. Selected Works, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Frank Stella. Recent Work, M. Knoedler AG, Zürich; Galerie Würthle, Vienna, Austria

1982
Frank Stella. New Reliefs, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella, Knoedler Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella. From Start to Finish, Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, UK
Frank Stella. Working Drawings from the Artist's Collection, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

1981
Works from 1970 to 1980, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Frank Stella / Works. Painting, Drawing and Maquettes, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella. Metal Reliefs,Knoedler & Co, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella. New York, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf, Germany

1980
Frank Stella. Paintings and Prints, Galerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbor Islands, USA
Frank Stella, Koh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Frank Stella. Works on Paper, Knoedler Gallery, London, UK
Frank Stella. Recent Works, Galerie Valeur, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella. Peintures 1970 - 1979, Centre d'Arts Plastiques Contemporains de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Frank Stella. Working Drawings Zeichungen 1956 - 1970, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Frank Stella, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella, Getler / Pall Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1979
Indian Birds. Painted Reliefs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella. The Indian Bird Maquettes, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella. 8 Drawings. 1976 Sketch Variation / 1977 Exotic Bird Series, Galerie Valeur, Nagoya, Japan

1978
Stella Since 1970, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth ; Newport Art Museum, Newport Beach ; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington ; Mississippi Art Museum, Jackson ; Denver Art Museum, Denver ; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota ; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA ; Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal ; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Frank Stella, Galerie Valeur, Nagoya, Japan
Frank Stella. The Series within a Series, School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY, USA

1977
Frank Stella. Werke 1958 - 1976, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld ; Tübingen, Germany
Frank Stella. Paintings and Recent Prints, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Stella. Paintings, Drawings and Prints, 1959 - 1977, Knoedler Gallery, London, UK

1976
Frank Stella. Paintings and Graphics, Sears Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Frank Stella. Neue Reliefbilder - Bilder und Graphik, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella. Recent Paintings, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella. The Black Paintings, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Frank Stella. A Historical Selection, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1975
Brazilian Series, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Frank Stella. Variations on the Square 1960 - 1974, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Frank Stella. Recent Paintings, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Frank Stella, Galleria dell'Areite, Milan, Italy
Frank Stella. High-Relief Aluminum, Ace Venice, Venise, Italy
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1970
Frank Stella, Galerie René Ziegler, Zürich, Switzerland
Frank Stella, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA ; Hayward Gallery, London, UK ; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California, USA ; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1969
Frank Stella, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Porto Rico
Recent Paintings by Frank Stella, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1968
Frank Stella, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington DC, USA
Frank Stella, Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Frank Stella, Recent, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Frank Stella, Bennington College, New Gallery, Bennington, Vermont, USA

1967
Frank Stella, Galerie Bischofscberger, Zürich, Switzerland

1966
Frank Stella, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella - A Selection of Paintings and Recent Drawings, Kasmin Limited, London, UK

1965
Frank Stella in an Exhibition of New York, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

1964
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Frank Stella, Galerie Lawrence, Paris, France
Frank Stella Recent Paintings, Kasmin Limited, London, UK
The Shaped Canvas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA

1963
Frank Stella, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 1962 Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1961
Frank Stella, Galerie Lawrence, Paris, France

1960
Frank Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1959
Frank Stella, Malden Public Library, Malden, Massachusetts, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Out of Office, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Size Matters. Monumental Artworks, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2018
Painting with Method: Neoavantgarde Positions from the Mumok Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Painting Still Alive - Malarstwo wciążżywe, Centre Of Contemporary Art in Torun, Torun, Pologne
Günther Förg, Imi Knoebel, Hans Hartung, Raimund Girke, Frank Stella, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
Summer Selections 2018, Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Summer 2018, Mnuchin Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Off The Wall, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Critical Dictionary - In homage to G. Bataille, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
Line, Form and Colour – Works from the Berardo Collection, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Subespecies de almacén, Carreras, Múgica, Bilbao, Spain
Accrochage, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Racers: Larry Poons and Frank Stella, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
De Calder à Koons, Musées des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
The Myriad Forms of Visual Art : 196 Works with 19 Themes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Op Art in Focus, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
The Vitalist Economy of Painting, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
Twentyfourseven – Wetterling Gallery 40 Years, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Epic Abstraction, Pollock to Herrera, The Met Breuer, New York, USA

2017
The Long Run, MoMa, New York, USA
Monochrome : Painting in Black in White, National Gallery, London, UK
Being Modern : MoMa in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantra, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Munok, Vienna, Austria
The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery, Duai, Emirats Arabe Unis
Pop, Minimal and Figurative Art : The Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
Shapeshifters, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
The Collection Kurt Fried, Ketterer Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2015
Looking back : 45 years, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
America is Hard to See, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Max Hetzler Gallery, Paris, France
Land, Air, See, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas, USA

2014
Local History: Castellani, Judd, Stella, Dominique Levy, New York, NY, USA
Love Story – The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
The Shaped Canvas, Revisited, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY, USA
Black | White, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2013
Resonant Minds: Abstraction, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California, USA
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection, The Frances Lehman Loed Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Les aventures de la vérité, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
S(ch)ichtwechsel! Neue Blicke auf die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany
From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA

2012
Word Symbol Space, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York, NY, USA
Avant-Gardes – The Collection of the Triton, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Aufbruch. Malerei und realer Raum, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Mid-Twenteth Century Photography and Design, The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Pompidou à Monaco, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monaco

2011
Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Indiscipline of Painting: International abstraction from the 1960s to now, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, UK
Hot Cold Cool, AMUM – Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Surface Tension: Contemporary Pints from the Anderson Collection, The De Young Museum, San Fransisco, California, USA
Stella & Calatrava, the Michael Kohlaas Curtain, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany ; IAACC Pablo Serrano, Saragosse, Spain
Arp, Beckmann, Munch, Kirchner, Warhol … Klassiker in Bonn, Kunst – und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

2010
Color Fields, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Painting: Process and Expansion From the 1950s till Now, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Calder to Warhol - Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California, USA

2009
Robert and Jane Mayerhoff Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Die Gegenwart der Linie, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Synthetic, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

2008
India Moderna, IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valence, Spain
Full House, Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Color Chart: Reinventing Color from 1950 to today, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY, USA ; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2007
Modern American Masters, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California
Between the Lines, Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
Color as Field – American Painting, 1950-1975, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado ; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. ; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, USA ; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venise, Italy
Before (plus ou moins), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2006
Big Juicy Paintings, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
The Persistence of Geometry, Museum of Contemporary Art  (MOCA) Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Le mouvement des images, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France

2005
Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York , NY, USA ; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

2004
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) - Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA

2003
Work Ethic, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
L’union fait la force, Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium

2002
The Big Americans - The Art of Collaboration, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
La culture pour vivre, Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France

2001
Ornament und Abstraktion, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
G.E.L., The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA

2000
From Cubism to Minimalism - A selection of Works by World Leading Artists, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran, Iran

1999
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Abstraction, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
The first view, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
L’envers du décor, Institut d’art contemporain - Villeurbanne/Rhones-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
1998
(re) Mediation - The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida, USA

1994
Country Sculpture, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

1993
Richard Meier e Franck Stella : arte e architettura, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

1988
Judd, Lichtenstein, Stella, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1985
Art Minimal, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

1984
Accents Américains, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

1981
A New Spirit in Painting, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

1980
MOMA at Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA

1978
10 ans Galerie Templon, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1977
A view of a decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1976
New York in Europa, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Druckgrafik von Künsterlern der USA nach 1945, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

1973
Maîtres de l'abstraction: Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1972
Works in a Series: Johns, Stella , Warhol, The Art Museum of South Texas Corpus Christi, Texas, 2tats-Unis

1971
Frères Baschet, Klangskulpturen / Otto Piene – Lictplastiken / Frank Stella, LWL – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Münster, Germany 

1970
Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

1969
Paintings of Olitsky, Stella, and Noland, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada

1968
Documenta 4, Cassel, Germany

1965
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

1962
Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

1960
American abstract impressionists and imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA


COLLECTIONS PUBLIQUES (SÉLECTION)

Germany
Folkwang Museum, Essen
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Canada
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Musée des Beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa

Spain
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

USA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
Art Intsitute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Caroline du Nord
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California
Princeton Universit Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
SFOMA – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas

France
Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne
FRAC Lorraine
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Saint-Étienne métropole, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Hongrie
Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest

Italy
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venise, Italy

Japan
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura,

The Netherlands
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

UK
Tate Gallery, London

Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel


PRIX

2016
Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, New York, NY, USA

2015
National Artist Award, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado, USA

2009
National Medal of Arts, United States President, Washington, D.C., USA

2001
Gold Medal, The National Arts Club, New York, NY, USA

1998
Gold Medal for Graphic Art Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA

1992
Barnard Medal of Distinction, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

1989
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Gouvernement français, Paris, France

1986
Honorary Degree, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

1985
Award of American Art Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Honorary Degree, Dartmouth College, Hanovre, Germany

1984
Honorary Doctor of Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

1983
Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

1981
New York City Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture, New York, NY, USA
Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA
Honorary Fellowship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israël

1979
Claude M. Fuess Distinguished Service Award, Phillips Academy, Andover, UK

1967
First Prize, International Biennial Exhibition of Paintings, Tokyo, Japan





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