AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Born in 1959, Missouri
Lives and works in Chicago
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Graduate Studies, North Texas State University, Denton
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts. (forthcoming)
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, September 2014. (forthcoming)
Nick Cave,Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, February 6–May 4, 2014.
Nick Cave: Sojourn,Denver Art Museum, Colorado, June 9–September 22, 2013.
Nick Cave: The World is My Skin, Trapholt Museum, Denmark, March 14–September 8, 2013.
Freeport 006: Nick Cave,Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, March 2–June 3, 2013. Curated by Trevor Smith.
Fantastic 2012, Lille 3000, Tri Postal, Lille, France, October 6, 2012–January 13, 2013.
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, April–July 5, 2009. Traveled to: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, July 30, 2009–November 29, 2009; Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, January 10–May 30, 2010; Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida, October 9, 2010–January 9, 2011; Seattle Art Museum, Washington, March 10–June 5, 2011; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, August 2011–December 30, 2011; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, January 21–April 29, 2012; Boise Art Museum, Idaho, May 19–November 4, 2012. (Catalogue)
Nick Cave, Austin Museum of Art / Arthouse at the Jones Center, Texas, September 29–December 30, 2012.
Soundsuits, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, February 24–March 24, 2012.
Nick Cave: Let’s C, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, December 16, 2011–February 2012.
Nick Cave: For Now, Mary Boone Gallery in collaboration with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, September 10–October 22, 2011.
Nick Cave: Ever-After, Jack Shainman Gallery in collaboration with Mary Boone Gallery, New York, September 9–October 8, 2011.
Nick Cave,Studio La Città, Verona, Italy, March 27–June 15, 2010.
Lost-and-Found: Nick Cave, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Kansas, April 15, 2010.
Nick Cave: Recent Soundsuits, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, January 8–February 7, 2009.
Nick Cave: Alter-Skins, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, New York, September 16–October 26, 2008.
Nick Cave Soundsuits, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida, April 1–May 20, 2007.
Second Skins: Sculptural Soundsuits and Tondos by Nick Cave, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, January 26–April 7, 2007.
Nick Cave, Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, September 10, 2006–January 28, 2007.
Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York, October 13–November 11, 2006.
Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006.
Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
Nick Cave,Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia
Nick Cave: Inquisition,Wright Museum Courtyard, Beloit, Michigan, February 19–March 26, 2002.
Nick Cave, Macalester College of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Nick Cave,The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
Nick Cave: Amalgamations, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, September 17–December 30, 2001.
Nick Cave: New Work, Xavier, University Art Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Nick Cave: Objects of Desire, Noel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Nick Cave,Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nick Cave 2000, Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Nick Cave: New Work, Zone One Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
Nick Cave: Reparations, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Nick Cave: Performance & Exhibition, Northern Illinois University Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, De Kalb, Illinois, April 14–May 9, 1998.
New Work, Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, December 3, 2008–November 28, 2009. Traveled to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, March 19–September 4, 2011; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, March 16–July 15, 2012; Memphis Brooks Museum, Tennessee, Spring 2013. (Catalogue; text by Franklin Sirmans)
Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon Michigan, December 12, 2013–March 17, 2013. Traveled to: Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, May 26–August 11, 2013; University of Kentucky, Lexington, September 8–December 1, 2013; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, January 24–April 11, 2014; Figge Art Museum, May 24–September 7, 2014.
The Abstract Impulse: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 3–May 5, 2013.
Seismic Shifts: Ten Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture, National Academy Museum, New York, January 31–May 5, 2013.
Seat’s Taken, Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, Vermont, January 18–April 12, 2013.
Upsodown, New Art Center, Newtonville, Massachusetts, January 14–February 22, 2012.
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, October 14–December 4, 2011. Traveled to: Katonah Museum of Art, New York, June 30–October 13, 2013.
Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, December 13, 2012–March 17, 2013.
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Fall 2012. Exhibition to travel. Curated by Dorit Yaron. (Catalogue)
Mediations Biennale 2012, Poznan, Poland, September 14–October 14, 2012.
Migration, Arndt Gallery, Sydney, March 27–July 10, 2012.
Recent Acquisitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, May 26–August 19, 2012.
American Dreamers: Facing or Escaping Reality in Contemporary American Art, Center for Contemporary Culture at The Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, March 9–July 15, 2012. Curated by Bart Bland. (Catalogue)
Exotic Muses: Dancers by Robert Henri and Nick Cave, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, January 24–July 3, 2012.
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, July 2011–October 2012.
No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, November 11, 2011–March 25, 2012.
RE: Chicago, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois, September 16, 2011–March 4, 2012.
Prospect.2: Works by Nick Cave and Joyce J. Scott, Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 22, 2011–January 29, 2012.
Pictoplasma: Post-Digital Monsters, La Gaité lyrique, Paris, December 7–30, 2011.
Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, June 18–October 16, 2011. Curated by Michael Darling.
Are You A Hybrid, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, May 3–October 2, 2011.
Go Figure, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Illinois, June 30–September 4, 2011.
Delphine Balley, Nick Cave, Angelika Markul, Eddie Martinez, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Pierre Schwerzmann, Suzanne Tarasieve Paris, France, opened May 13, 2011.
The Global Africa Project, Museum of Art and Design, New York, November 17, 2010–May 15, 2011. Curated by Lowery Sims and Leslie King-Hammond. (Catalogue)
Now What?, Norton Museum, Miami, Florida, December 15, 2010–March 13, 2011.
The Figure: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, September 1, 2010–February 28, 2011.
Disidentification, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden, July 2–October 31, 2010.
Dead or Alive,Museum of Art and Design, New York, April 27–October 24, 2010. Curated by David Revere McFadden, Lowery Sims, and Elizabeth Edwards Kirrane. (Catalogue)
Pattern, Costume, and Ornament in African and African-America Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, June 6–September 12, 2010. Curated by Ron Platt.
Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, May 15–July 25, 2010. Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. (Catalogue; texts by Glenn Adamson, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Namita Wiggers)
Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, May 15–July 23, 2010.
Call and Response: Africa to America / The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo,Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina, May 27–June 26, 2010.
Pattern ID,Akron Art Museum, Ohio, January 23–May 9, 2010. Traveled to: Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri. (Catalogue; texts by Rudolph and Cecilia Gunzburger Anderson).
Babin, Cave, Medvedz, Kupferschmidt, Eleven Rivington, New York, January 10–February 13, 2010.
The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions, Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdamn, The Netherlands, September 19, 2009–January 10, 2010.
Beyond Appearances, Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY, Bronx, New York, September 10–December 11, 2009. Curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Patricia Cazorla.
Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, Spelman College Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, September 10–December 5, 2009. Curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Karen Comer Lowe.
Über-Portrait, Bellevue Museum, Bellevue, Washington, closed October 18, 2009. Curated by Stafano Catalani.
Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, July 12–October 4, 2009.
White Noise, James Cohan Gallery, New York, June 18–August 12, 2009.
Giving Face: Portraits for a New Generation, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, New York, March 7–April 11, 2009. Curated by Stephen Heighton.
Re-AdDRESSing Identities: Clothing as Sculpture, Katonah Art Museum, New York. Traveled to: SCAD, Atlanta
Museum Boijimans Van Beuninge, Rotterdam , The Netherlands
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), GA
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana, January 25–April 13, 2008. Traveled to: Art Gallery, University of Montana Western, November 2008; Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana, May 21–August 1, 2009; MonDak Heritage Center, Sydney, Australia, August 21–September 21, 2009; Yellowstone Art Museum, March 25–June 27, 2010. Curated by Katie Knight. (Catalogue; texts by Peter Selz and Liz Gans)
Fashion Forward, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York, December 7, 2008–January 25, 2009. Curated by Karen Shaw.
Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, October 18, 2008–January 11, 2009. (Catalogue)
Ahh, Decadence!, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, August 23–September 27, 2008. Curated by Lisa Wainright.
Of the Cloth, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey, July 18–August 22, 2008.
Disguise: The Art of Attracting and Deflecting Attention, Michael Stevenson Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, May 5–July 15, 2008. Curated by Joost Bosland. (Catalogue)
Everything vs. Nothing, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, April 17–May 31, 2008.
Working History: African American Art and Objects, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, January 22–March 2, 2008. Curated by Stephanie Snyder. (Catalogue)
Boys of Summer, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, Reading Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania
Implant, UBS Art Gallery, New York, New York
Color: Ten African American Artists, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 20–October 22, 2005. Traveled to: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, August 29–October 7, 2006; Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana, closed April 15, 2007; Marywood University Art Gallery, Scranton, Pennsylvania, October 19–November 18, 2007; James Michener Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 15–July 6, 2008. (Catalogue)
BoysCraft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel, November 3, 2007–February 24, 2008.
Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York, December 13, 2007–January 26, 2008.
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, March 17–June 2, 2006. Traveled to: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 21–November 30, 2007.
Factory Installed: Deborah Aschheim, Jesse Bercowetz, Matt Bua, Nick Cave, Dan Steinhilber, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 10, 2006–January 28, 2007.
A Changing Fabric, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, September 30, 2006–January 7, 2007.
Taking Possession: in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Central High School Desegregation Crisis, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, August 15–October 10, 2007. Curated by Brad Cushman.
The Color Line, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, July 16–August 3, 2007. Curated by Odili Donald Odita. (Catalogue; text by N’Gone Fall)
Interiority, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, June 10–July 29, 2007. Curated by Stuart Keeler.
The Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Curated by Amy lIpton and Joele Cuyler.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, March 17–July 2, 2006. Traveled to: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 21–November 30, 2007.
A Changing Fabric, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, September 30, 2006–January 7, 2007.
Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, September 22–November 19, 2006. Curated by Maria Brewinska. (Catalogue)
Unholy Alliance: Art + Fashion Meet Again, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada, October 6–November 12, 2006.
Crafty, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, September 5–October 14, 2006.
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 11, 2005–March 12, 2006. Curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim. (Catalogue; texts by Thelma Golden, Franklin Sirmans, Malik Gaines, Dominic Molon, Sarah Lewis and Aimee Chang)
The Whole World is Rotten, Venice Biennale, Italy and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Traveled to: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
Different Wavelengths, Tina Kum Fine Art, New York, November 17–December 16, 2005.
Art-wear, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, July 3, 2004–January 30, 2005. Curated by Ellen Denker and Dana Moore.
Crowning Glory,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
Cross Currents, Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia, December 12, 2003–February 8, 2004.
Tender Prey, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 18–November 16, 2003.
Independent: Inseparable: Intersection, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois
Body and Soul, American Craft Museum, New York
Concealing & Revealing, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Netherlands Textile Museum, The Netherlands
Music in my Soul, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia, April 19–July 1, 2001. Curated by Gayle Paul.
Face in the Field, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
I am Someone Else, The Conenexion, The Netherlands
Recycle/Redefined, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia
Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
S.O.S. Scenes of Sound, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, October 28, 2000–January 28, 2001. (Catalogue)
Zierat: International Contemporary Invitational, Southwest School of Arts & Craft, San Antonio, Texas. Traveled to: Galerie Cebra, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2001. Curated by Charon Kransen. (Catalogue)
Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
Tryon Center for the Visual Arts, Artist in Residence, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stop Asking, We Exist, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 14–September 8, 1999. Traveled to: New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, Massachusetts, October 7, 1999–January 8, 2000; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, January 31–March 26, 2000; American Craft Museum, New York; Court House Galleries, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Florida. Curated by Joyce J. Scott. (Catalogue)
Men of the Cloth, Loveland Museum of Art, Loveland, Colorado. (Catalogue)
21 Century Museum, Louisville
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Art in Embassies Program, United States
Benetton Group, Italy
BET Networks, New York
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Hallmark Corporations, Kansas City, Missouri
High Museum, Atlanta
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Johnson County, Kansas
McCormick East, Chicago
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Ostrow Family, Dynasty Trust
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
The Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Rubell Family Collection, Miami
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Illinois
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
Joyce Foundation Joyce Award
Creative Capital Grant
Creative Capital Grant
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
“Faces in the Field,” The Field Museum of Natural History Award
Illinois Arts Council State Grant
Arts Midwest Grant
Illinois Arts Council State Grant
Ford Foundation Scholarship (also 1998 and 1999)