Was born in 1955 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1955, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1982. He has traveled widely in the Middle East, India, South America, and Morocco, where he collaborated with Mohammed Mrabet on the book “Chocolate Creams and Dollars”, translated by Paul Bowles (Inanout Press, New York: 1993). Taaffe lived and worked in Naples from 1988 to 1991. He participated in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials and three Whitney Biennials. In 1990 his work was the subject of an extensive critical study in Parkett no. 26 (Zurich & New York). His work are in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. In 2000, the IVAM museum in Valencia organized a retrospective survey of his work, with contributions by Enrique Juncosa, Robert Rosenblum, and Robert Creeley. In 2004 the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in San Marino (Italy) presented a collection of paintings and drawings based on the artist’s explorations with floating pigments and the paper marbling process, accompanied by the Skira publication “Carte annuvolate” (Cloud Papers) with essays by Peter Lamborn Wilson and John Yau. In 2008 the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg organized a retrospective survey, “The Life of Forms in Art”. It included paintings realized between 1980 and 2008, with a publication by Hatje Cantz, featuring contributions by Markus Brüderlin, Holger Broeker, Kay Heymer and Brooks Adams. Philip Taaffe currently works and lives in New York City and West Cornwall, Connecticut.
Bleckner, Clemente, Taaffe e Winters
My Generation. The Jablonka Collection
Museo dell’Albertina, Vienna
October 02, 2020 – February 21, 2021
For the first time, the art dealer, gallerist and curator Rafael Jablonka provides insights into his contemporary art collection at the Albertina Museum (Vienna) with a focus on artists of his own generation.