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RED GROOMS

Red Grooms in his studio. Photo by Lysiane Luong Grooms.
Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937 and has lived in New York for the past 60 years. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The New School in New York City, and at Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, MA.

The work of Red Grooms has been exhibited widely since the 1960s. Since Ruckus Manhattan, his widely acclaimed exhibition at Marlborough Gallery in 1976, Grooms has staked his claim as one of America's most original, inventive, and popular artists. He has been honored with several important exhibitions including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee in 2016; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT in 2013; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY in 2008; the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY in 2003; National Academy of Design, New York, NY in 2001; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY in 1987; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA in 1985. Grooms has received numerous awards and commissions throughout his career including the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the National Academy of Design in 2003.

Grooms's work can be found in over forty public institutions including The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.



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