ELLSWORTH KELLY

Born: Newburgh, NY, 1923

Education: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1941–42
Boston Museum School, 1946–48

Died: New York, 2015

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2017
Ellsworth Kelly In Focus, Tate Liverpool
Ellsworth Kelly Last Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Slow Curve, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

2016
Ellsworth Kelly: Anthology, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
Ellsworth Kelly Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Plant Lithographs 1964-1966, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC

2015
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2014
Selected Work, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York

2013
Prints, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI. Traveled to Detroit Institute of Arts
Singular Forms, Mnuchin Gallery, New York
Sculpture on the Wall, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
At Ninety, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
The Chatham Series, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Panel Paintings 2004-2009 , The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

2012
Colored Paper Images, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Drawn from Nature: Plant Lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, MI
Los Angeles, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Prints and Paintings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sculpture for a Large Wall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sculpture, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

2011
Reliefs 2009-2010, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Black and White Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Black & White, Haus der Kunst, Munich. Traveled to Museum Wiesbaden, Germany (catalogue)
Plant Drawings, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich. Traveled to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
Wood Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (catalogue)

2010
Plants, Flowers and Fruits: Ellsworth Kelly Lithographs, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA

2009
Diagonal, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Drawings 1954–1962, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Traveled to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England, and The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

2007
Focus, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Front Room, Baltimore Museum of Art

2006
New Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Drawings on a Bus—Sketchbook 23, 1954, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Ellsworth Kelly in St Ives, Tate St Ives, England
Serpentine Gallery, London
Ellsworth Kelly in Resonance: Selections from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Editions: 1972-2005, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

2005
Tablet, The Menil Collection, Houston
Kelly In Color, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI
Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI. Traveled to Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Tate St Ives, England; AXA Gallery, New York; and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville

2003
Self-Portrait Drawings, 1944–1992, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Red Green Blue, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)

2002
In-between Spaces, Works 1956–2002, Fondation Beyeler, Basel (catalogue)
Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)
Tablet 1948–1973, The Drawing Center, New York. Traveled to Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (catalogue)
Selected Work by Ellsworth Kelly from St. Louis Collections, Pulitzer Foundation, Saint Louis

2001
Relief Paintings 1954–2001, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Gray 1975-77, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1999
The Early Drawings 1948–1955, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA. Traveled to High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Art Institute of Chicago; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (catalogue)
Spectrums, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery (in association with Matthew Marks Gallery), New York (catalogue)
"Sculpture for a Large Wall" and Other Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Drawings 1960–1962, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1998
Ellsworth Kelly: On the Roof, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture for a Large Wall, 1957, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Berlin Panels, Paul-Löbe-Haus, Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
Recent Prints, Boston University Art Gallery. Traveled to New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Newcomb Gallery of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans; and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (catalogue)
Four Paintings: Black with Color, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
New Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1996
A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Gallery, London; and Haus der Kunst, Munich (catalogue)
An Installation, Seven New Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1994
Recent Paintings, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London. Traveled to Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
The Process of Seeing, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1993
New Displays: Ellsworth Kelly, Tate Gallery, London

1992
The Years in France, 1948-1954, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris. Traveled to Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany, and National Gallery, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Plant Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
The Documenta Room, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Installation, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Blum Helman Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1991
At Right Angles, 1964–66, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles. Traveled to John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Two Lithographic Suites 1964–65, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton, NY

1990
Yellow Curve, Portikus, Frankfurt (catalogue)
Recent Painting and Sculpture, 65 Thompson Street, New York
Artist's Choice: Ellsworth Kelly, Fragmentation and the Single Form, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1989
Courtyard Installation, Art Institute of Chicago
Works on Paper, Overholland Museum, Amsterdam (catalogue)
Curves/Rectangles, Blum Helman Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (catalogue)

1988
Recent Prints, Castelli Graphics, New York
New Work, Blum Helman Gallery, New York (catalogue)
New Work, Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1987
Works on Paper, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, in conjunction with Seven Paintings (1952–55/1987), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Both traveled to Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)
A Print Retrospective, Detroit Institute of Arts. Traveled to Huntsville Museum of Art, AL; Des Moines Art Center, IA; Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; and Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (catalogue)
Coral Leaf Drawings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
Small Sculpture 1958–1987, Bakalar Sculpture Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (catalogue)

1986
Paintings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
Sculpture, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York (catalogue)

1985
New Paintings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
New Wall Reliefs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1984
Weathering Steel Wall Sculpture, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Painted Aluminum Wall Sculpture, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Works in Wood, Blum Helman Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1982
Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis (catalogue)
Painted Wall Sculptures; The Concorde Series, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
New Wall Relief Sculptures, Castelli Graphics, New York
New Paintings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York

1981
Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Plant Drawings, Castelli Uptown, New York
Paintings and Sculpture, Blum Helman Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Major Paintings and Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

1980
Paperworks by Ellsworth Kelly, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

1979
Recent Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
Painting and Sculpture 1963–1979, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Traveled to Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (catalogue)
Lithographien, Galerie Maeght, Zürich
Prints 1978–80, Castelli Graphics, New York
Color Panels for a Large Wall, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Blum Helman Gallery, New York

1978
Colored Paper Images, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1977
Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Paintings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York

1975
Matrix, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Recent Sculptures, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Gray Series, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Steel and Aluminum Sculpture, Ace Gallery, Venice, CA
Paintings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York

1973
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Detroit Institute of Arts (catalogue)
The Chatham Series, Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles
Drawings and Prints, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Curved Series, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1972
The Chatham Series: Paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Paintings, Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf

1971
Recent Paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1968
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Four Paintings and One Sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly, Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles

1967
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)
A Suite of Twelve Lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly, Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles

1966
New Work by Ellsworth Kelly, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1965
Twenty-Seven Lithographs, Galerie Maeght, Paris (catalogue)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)
An Exhibition of Recent Lithography Executed in France by the Artist Ellsworth Kelly, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1964
Galerie Maeght, Paris (catalogue)

1963
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings by Ellsworth Kelly, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C. Traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (catalogue)
Painting and Sculpture, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1962
Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., London (catalogue)

1961
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1959
Painting and Sculpture, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1958
Galerie Maeght, Paris (catalogue)

1957
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1956
Paintings 1951–1956, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1951
Peintures & Reliefs, Galerie Arnaud, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections, The Menil Collection, Houston
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Primary Structures: Masterworks of Minimal Art, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada
The Great Graphic Boom, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip, The Menil Collection, Houston
The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Blue Black: Curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis
To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes and Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Restless Gestures: Works from the Hubert Looser Collection, Nasjonal Museet, Oslo
Red over Yellow: A Selection from a Private Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Oh... Jakob Lena Knebl and the mumok Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades, The Warehouse, Dallas
Elemental Forms, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder
When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collection (1967-Present), University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY
Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White, The National Gallery, London

2016
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
Henkel - The Art Collection, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Campaign for Art: Drawings, Part 1, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Approaching American Abstraction: The Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (catalogue)
Gesture and Control: Post-War Works on Paper, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga
Unsere Amerikaner, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Ellipsis, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis
Sculpture on the Move: 1946-2016, Museum für Gegenwartzkunst at the Kunstmuseum Basel (catalogue)
With Eyes Open: The Wake Forest University Student Union, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum
Highlights from the Marmor Collection, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Transforming the Hyde: The Fiebes and Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, NY
Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, Katonah Museum of Art, NY
Hard-Edge Cool: The Routhier Collection of Mid-Century Prints, Shelburne Museum, VT
Abundant, Bountiful, & Beautiful, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

2015
The Art of Our Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Connections and Context, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
Objects and Bodies at Rest and in Motion, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Eye Learns: Modernist Prints from the Louis Belden Collection, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
The Permanent Collection: Art.Illuminated., Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
10 Sculptures, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection, The Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Basel
The Venetians: Selections from Five Decades of Gemini G.E.L. Biennale Artists, Gemini G.E.L., New York
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
American Icons: Masterworks from the SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection, Grand Palais, Paris. Will travel to Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence
Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now, Cleveland Museum of Art
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas
Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Patton Collection: Art, Illuminated, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Maine Collects: Treasures from Maine's Private Collections, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
The Broad Foundation: Inaugural Installation, The Broad Foundation, Los Angeles (catalogue)

2014
Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection, de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Top Drawer: Select Drawings from the High's Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (catalogue)
Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Beyond the Limited Life of Painting: Prints and Multiples from the Holding Capital Group Collection, Perez Art Museum, Miami
Monet | Kelly, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964-1974, Part II, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2013
The Artist and the Poet, Art Institute of Chicago

2012
Drawing Surrealism, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Traveled to The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
The Shock of the News, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
At Eye Level. Masterpieces of Medieval and Modern Art, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2011
Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York (catalogue)
September 11, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Art at the Origin: The Early 1960s, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection, Art Institute of Chicago

2010
Double Rotation: Works from the Lafrenz Collection, Weseburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres / Ellsworth Kelly, L'Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici, Rome (catalogue)
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX (catalogue)
Abstract Resistance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Monet and Abstraction, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Traveled to Brooklyn Museum (catalogue)
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2009
Cézanne and Beyond, Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings—Acquisitions Since 2002, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Three. The Triptych in Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Matisse and The Abstraction: The Abstract Legacy of Matisse to the United States and Back, 1948–1968, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Chance Aesthetics, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2008
Face to Face, Part 2, Daros Collection, Zürich
Arp to Reinhardt: Rose Geometries, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2007
Five Works in Bronze: Darren Almond, Robert Gober, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Rebecca Warren, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Tate Liverpool
Drawing Connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the Old Masters, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
In Monet's Garden: The Lure of Giverny, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
Water, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis
Think With the Senses–Feel With the Mind: Art in the Present Tense, Venice Biennale
UBS Openings: Drawings from the UBS Art Collection, Tate Modern, London
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2006
Small Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art
Plane/Figure: Amerikanische Kunst aus Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn, Germany
Le noir est une couleur, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France
Cézanne: mythe et pélerins, Galerie d'Art du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence, France
Full House: Views of the Whitney's Collection at 75, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Recent Drawings: Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Ken Price, Charles Ray, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2005
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
Quartet: Johns, Kelly, Mitchell, Motherwell, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Drawing from the Modern, 1945–1975, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Minimalism and Beyond, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis
Les ateliers de la modernité, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France
L'action restreinte, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

2004
Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in 20th-Century Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2002
Henri Matisse/Ellsworth Kelly: Dessins de plantes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Traveled to Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, and Inverleith House, Edinburgh (catalogue)
Painting on the Move: A Century of Contemporary Painting 1900–2000, Kunstmuseum Basel

2001
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2000
Correspondences: Isamu Noguchi and Ellsworth Kelly, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
Tate Modern Collection 2000, Tate Modern, London
Color/Light, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

1999
Willem de Kooning, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Lucian Freud, Katharina Fritsch, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Cézanne and Modernism, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

1997
The Artists of the Castelli Gallery 1957–1997, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1996
Abstraction in the Twentieth Century, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)

1995
La tradición de lo nuevo: Obras maestras de la colección Guggenheim 1945–1990, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao, Spain (catalogue)
Matrix is 20!, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Degrees of Abstraction: From Morris Louis to Mapplethorpe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Revolution: Art of the Sixties from Warhol to Beuys, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (catalogue)

1994
Art américain: Les années 60-70, Museé d'Art Moderne–La Terasse, Sainte-Étienne, France

1993
Indiana, Kelly, Martin, Rosenquist, Youngerman at Coenties Slip, Pace Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Amerikanische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert: Malerei und Plastik 1913–1933, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (catalogue)
Copier créer: De Turner à Picasso: 300 oeuvres inspirées par les maîtres du Louvre, Louvre Museum, Paris (catalogue)
Rolywholyover: A Circus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Pflanzenwelten-Blütenträume. Ellsworth Kelly, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Stiftung Jean Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp Bahnhof, Rolandseck, Germany (catalogue)
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York (catalogue)

1992
Documenta 9, Kassel (catalogue)

1991
Carl Andre, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Long: Bronze, Steel, Stone, Wood: Three Installations of Sculpture, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
La sculpture contemporaine après 1970, Fondation Daniel Templon, Musée Temporaire, Fréjus, France (catalogue)
The Encompassing Eye: Photography as Drawing, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, OH. Traveled to Laguna Art Museum, CA; Lehman College, New York; Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, VA; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (catalogue)

1990
Classic Modernism: Six Generations—Mondrian, Albers, Newman, Kelly, Ryman, Halley, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

1989
Abstraction Geometry Painting: Selected Geometric Abstract Painting in America since 1945, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo. Traveled to Center for Fine Arts, Miami; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (catalogue)

1988
Aspects of Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object in Twentieth-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Rot Gelb Blau: Die Primärfarben in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Saint Gallen, Switzerland (catalogue)
La couleur seule: L'expérience du monochrome, Musée St. Pierre, Lyon, France (catalogue)

1986
After Matisse, Queens Museum, New York. Traveled to Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; and Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (catalogue)
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890–1985, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (catalogue)
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945–1986, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1985
A Second Talent: Painters and Sculptors Who Are Also Photographers, The Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT. Traveled to Baruch College Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Contrasts of Form: Geometric Abstract Art 1910–1980, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas; and Museu de Arte de São Paulo (catalogue)
Carnegie International, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (catalogue)
Transformations in Sculpture: Four Decades of American and European Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)

1984
La Grande Parade. Highlights in Painting after 1940, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (catalogue)

1983
ARS 83 Helsinki, Helsinki Ateneum, Helsinki (catalogue)

1982
The New York School: Four Decades, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)
Contructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections for the McCrory Corporate Collection, Denver Art Museum. Traveled to San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; New Orleans Museum of Art; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (catalogue)

1981
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Paris 1937–Paris 1957: Créations en France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)
Amerikanische Malerei: 1930–1980, Haus der Kunst, Munich (catalogue)

1980
The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Twenty American Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

1979
Thirty-Sixth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
The Decade in Review, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1978
Grids: Format and Image in Twentieth-Century Art, Pace Gallery, New York. Traveled to Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH (catalogue)

1977
Paris–New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)
Documenta 6, Kassel (catalogue)

1976
Aspects of Postwar Painting in America, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Twentieth-Century American Drawing: Three Avant-Garde Generations, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Traveled to Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, and Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany (catalogue)

1975
Sculpture: American Directions, 1945–1975, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
American Art Since 1945 from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

1974
Nine Artists/Coenties Slip, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York
Johns, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Motherwell, Nauman, Rauschenberg, Serra, Stella: Prints from Gemini G.E.L., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (catalogue)
Strata: Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman and Cy Twombly, Royal College of Art Galleries, London (catalogue)

1973
Maîtres de l'abstraction américaine aujourd'hui, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

1971
Structure of Color, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)

1970
Color, Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles (catalogue)
L'art vivant aux États-Unis, Fondation Maeght, St-Paul-de-Vence, France (catalogue)

1969
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940–1970, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)

1968
Documenta 4, Kassel (catalogue)
Art of the Real, 1948–1968, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Serial Imagery, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

1967
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
American Painting Now, Expo 67, United States Pavilion, Montreal (catalogue)
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1967: Sculpture from Twenty Nations, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)

1966
Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, The Jewish Museum, New York (catalogue)
Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Jules Olitski, Venice Biennale. Traveled to National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Systemic Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)
Two Decades of American Painting, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (catalogue)

1965
The Responsive Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

1964
Post-Painterly Abstraction, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Art Gallery of Toronto (catalogue)
Documenta 3, Kassel (catalogue)
American Drawings, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)
American Contemporary Drawings, World's Fair, New York State Pavilion, New York (catalogue)
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

1963
Twenty-Eighth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Toward a New Abstraction, The Jewish Museum, New York (catalogue)
New Directions in American Painting, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY (catalogue)

1962
Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Art Since 1950: American and International, World's Fair, United States Pavilion, Seattle (catalogue)

1961
American Abstract Painters, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London (catalogue)
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

1960
Modern Classicism, David Herbert Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1959
Sixteen Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1958
American Art: Four Exhibitions, World's Fair, United States Pavilion, Brussels (catalogue)
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

1957
Young America 1957, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)

1956
Recent Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

1953
Exposición internacional de arte abstracto, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santander, Spain

1952
Tendance, Galerie Maeght, Paris (catalogue)

1951
6ème salon des réalities nouvelles, Salon des Réalities Nouvelles, Paris (catalogue)
75th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Galerie Maeght, Paris

1950
Premier salon des jeunes peintres, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris (catalogue)
5ème salon des réalities nouvelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (catalogue)

1948
Boris Mirski Art Gallery, Boston (catalogue)