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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Koons lives and works in New York City.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), previously installed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, Château de Versailles, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, was most recently on view at Rockefeller Center in 2014.
Jeff Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Notably, Koons received the Governor’s Awards for the Arts “Distinguished Arts Award” from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the “Golden Plate Award” from the Academy of Achievement; President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Koons with the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange. In 2017, Koons was made the first Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and, also, made an Honorary Member of University of Oxford’s Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution for Visual Culture.
Individual Exhibitions:
2019
Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom [February 7 – June 9, 2019]
2018
Jeff Koons: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway [September 20 – November 11, 2018]
Jeff Koons. Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, New York [May 30 – August 24, 2018]
Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal. Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th Street, New York, New York [March 10 – April 21, 2018]
Masterpieces. De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands [February 17 – April 8, 2018]
2017 Jeff Koons. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California [April 27 – August 18, 2017]
2016 Jeff Koons. Almine Rech Gallery, London, England [October 4, 2016 – January 21, 2017]
Jeff Koons: Now. Newport Street Gallery, London, England [May 18 – October 16, 2016]
Jeff Koons: Ballerina. Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina [April 15 – September 7, 2016]
2015 Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, 522 W 21st Street, New York, New York [November 9 – December 23, 2015]
Jeff Koons: Balloon Venus (Orange). Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria [September 30, 2015 – March 13, 2016]
Jeff Koons In Florence. Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy [September 25, 2015 – January 21, 2016]
Jeff Koons: Hulk (Friends). Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria [September 4, 2015 – October 2, 2015]
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [June 9 – September 27, 2015]
ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons. Norwich Castle Museums & Art Gallery, Norwich, England [May 9 – September 6, 2015]
Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball (Charity). Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York [March 20 – August 16, 2015]
Jeff Koons: Jim Beam – J.B. Turner Engine and Six Individual Cars. Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, New York [February 2 – March 28, 2015]
2014 Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 – April 27, 2015]
Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong [November 6 – December 20, 2014]
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27 – October 19, 2014]
Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker. Rockefeller Center, New York, [June 25 – September 18, 2014]
2013 ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons. Brighton Museum and Gallery, Brighton, England [May 11 – September 8, 2013]
Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th Street, New York, New York [May 9 – June 29, 2013]
Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York [May 8 – June 22, 2013]
2012 Jeff Koons. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California [December 7, 2012 – February 14, 2013]
Jeff Koons. Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium [October 6 – November 17, 2012]
Jeff Koons: The Painter. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 -September 23, 2012]
Jeff Koons: The Sculptor. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 – September 23, 2012]
Jeff Koons. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland [May 13 – September 2, 2012]
2011 Moustache by Jeff Koons. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia [September 25, 2011 – May 29, 2012]
ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland [March 19 – July 3, 2011]
2010 Jeff Koons: Made in Heaven Paintings. Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, New York [October 6, 2010 – January 21, 2011]
Jeff Koons: Popeye Sculpture. Galerie de Noirmont, Paris, France [September 16 – November 20, 2010]
Dictator. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York [August 23, 2010 – January 19, 2011]
Jeff Koons: Cracked Egg (Blue). Conservatory, Aylesbury, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England
[July – October 31, 2010]
2009 Jeff Koons: New Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California [November 14, 2009 – January 9, 2010]
Jeff Koons: Popeye Series. Serpentine Gallery, London, England [July 2 – September 13, 2009]
2008 Jeff Koons: Celebration. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany [October 31, 2008 – February 8, 2009]
Jeff Koons. Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany [October 29 – December 6, 2008]
Jeff Koons: Versailles. Château de Versailles, Versailles, France [October 9, 2008 – April 1, 2009]
Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [May 31 – September 21, 2008]
Jeff Koons: On the Roof. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York [April 22 – October 26, 2008]
2007 Jeff Koons: Popeye. Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England [June 1 – July 27, 2007]
Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England [June 1 – July 27, 2007]
2006 Cracked Egg (Blue). Gagosian Gallery, London, England [October 2 – December 2, 2006]
Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California [July 20 – August 30, 2006]
Diamond. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England [May 23 – September 3, 2006]
Balloon Flower (Red). 7 World Trade Center, New York, New York [2006]
2005 Jeff Koons. Lever House, New York, New York [December 2005 – February 2006]
Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland [January 28 – April 10, 2005]
2004 Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway [September 4 –
December 12, 2004]
Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. C&M Arts, New York, New York [April 7 – June 5, 2004]
Backyard. Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany [January 17 – February 14, 2004]
2003 Popeye. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 8 – December 19, 2003]
Jeff Koons. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy [June 9 – September 15, 2003]
2002 Jeff Koons. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 9 – December 20, 2002]
Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980-2002. Kunsthaus Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany [September 22 – November 10, 2002]
Jeff Koons: Embrace Your Past. York College, York, Pennsylvania [September 25 – November 6, 2002]
Easyfun-Ethereal. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York [July 19 – September 3, 2002]
La Part de l’autre Carré d’Art. Musée d’art Contemporain, Nîmes, France [May 18 – September 15, 2002]
Easyfun-Ethereal. 25th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil [March 23 – June 2, 2002]
Jeff Koons. Chosun Ilbo Art Museum, Séoul, Korea
2001 Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal. Guggenheum Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [October 2, 2001 – January 20, 2002]
Easyfun–Ethereal. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland [July 28 – September 12, 2001]
Jeff Koons. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria [July 18 – September 16, 2001]
New Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California [March 22 – May 12, 2001]
2000 Easyfun–Ethereal. Deutsch Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany [October 27, 2000 – January 14, 2001]
Puppy. Rockefeller Center, New York, New York [June 6 – September 5, 2000]
Split-Rocker. Papal Palace, Avignon, France [May 27 – October 1, 2000]
1999 Jeff Koons: A Millennium Celebration. Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
[December 15, 1999 – May 15, 2000]
Easyfun. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 13 – December 22, 1999]
1998 Jeff Koons: Encased Works. Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England [March 13 – April 23, 1998]
1997 Puppy. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [permanent collection]
Jeff Koons. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France [September 30 – November 29, 1997]
1995 Puppy. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia [December 12, 1995 – March 17, 1996]
1994 Jeff Koons: A Survey 1981-1994. Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England [June 11 – July 30, 1994]
1993 Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota [July 10 – October 3, 1993]
Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany [March 12 – April 18, 1993]
Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark [January 22 – February 28, 1993]
1992 Jeff Koons: Retrospective. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
[December 10, 1992 – February 7, 1993]
Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [November 28, 1992 – January 3, 1993]
Made In Heaven. Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland [March 5 – May 7, 1992]
Made In Heaven. Gramo Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium [February 12 – March 29, 1992]
1991 Made In Heaven. Christophe Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium
Made In Heaven. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 23 – December 21, 1991]
Made In Heaven. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany [November 15 – December 14, 1991]
1989 Jeff Koons – Nieuw Werk. Galerie ‘t Venster, organized by Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Netherlands
[January 13 – February 8, 1989]
1988 Banality. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois [December 3, 1988 – January 7, 1989]
Banality. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 19 – December 23, 1988]
Banality. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany [November 13 – November 30, 1988]
Jeff Koons: Works 1979-1988. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [July 1 – August 28, 1988]
1987 The New: Encased Works. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
[December 5, 1987 – January 16, 1988]
1986 Luxury and Degradation. International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
[closed October 12, 1986]
Luxury and Degradation. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
[July 19 – August 16, 1986]
1985 Equilibrium. International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York [May 4 – June 2, 1985]
Equilibrium. Feature Gallery, Chicago, Illinois [September 13 – October 12, 1985]
1980 The New (A Window Installation). New Museum, New York, New York [May 29 – June 19, 1980]