Caio Fonseca
     
 



Caio Fonseca, American, born 1959, was raised in New York City. In 1978 he went to Barcelona where he studied and painted until 1983. He moved to Pietrasanta (Lucca) in 1985 where he worked until 1989. After two years in Paris, he returned to New York and now divides his time between Pietrasanta and his studio in Manhattan on East Fifth Street. His works are held in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

2010
Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2010
Victoria Munroe Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2009
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK

2008
Caio Fonseca Paintings on Canvas and Paper, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY

2007
Caio Fonseca: New Paintings, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

2005
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK

2004
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Institut Valencia de Arte Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2002
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2000
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, MO
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

1999
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, CA
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

1998
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Knoedler & Co., New York, NY

1996
Knoedler & Co., New York, NY
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Meredith Long & Co., Houston, TX

1995
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Galeria Anna Ricart, Barcelona, Spain

1985
Villa D'elatre, Lucca, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005
"Cross Section," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Fuori Tema/Italian Feeling, XIV Quadriennale di Roma, Rome, Italy

2003
"Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection", Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2002
"New York Renaissance: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art," Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
"Abstraction," Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2001
"Summer 2001," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Painting," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

1999
"Processes," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada
"Acquisitions," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Abstraction," Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
"Abstract Painting," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

1997
"Basically Black & White," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
"Purely Painting," Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
"Contemporary Masterworks," Knoedler & Co., New York, NY

1996
"The New York Scene 1996," Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden

1995
"Under Glass," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
"Essence & Persuasion: The Power of Black & White," The Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1994
"About Color," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

1993
"Essentials," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
"Summer Invitational," David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

PRINT EXHIBITIONS
2003
"Caio Fonseca: Prints and Works on Paper," The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
"Caio Fonseca: Prints," Eckenroth Gallery, Vail, Colorado

2002
"Caio Fonseca: Prints," Paulson Press, Berkeley, CA
"Caio Fonseca: Prints," Works on Paper, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

2001
"James Brown and Caio Fonseca: New Color Etchings," Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1998
"Caio Fonseca: Etchings", Betsy Senior Gallery, NY

SELECTED PERIODICALS
2005
Wilkin, Karen. "Painting a Paradox," Art in America, September 2005, p.142.
Craven, Jo. "Profile," British Vogue, November 2005.

2004
Kunitz, Daniel. "One Painter, Two Lives," Vanity Fair, October 2004, p. 332.
Wright, Karen. "The Painter and his Tools," Modern Painters, Autumn 2004, p. 87.

2003
Grant, Daniel. "Caio Fonseca's Abstracts Gain American Aficionados," ARTnewsletter, Volume XXVIII, Number 14, March 4, 2003, p. 5.
Oksenhorn, Stewart. "A maestro of painting," Aspen Times Weekly, March 8-9, 2003, pp. B1, B8.
Marí, Rafa. "Mitología y modernidad en el IVAM," Las Provincias, March 14, 2003, p. 59.

2002
Worth, Alexi. "Caio Fonseca," The New Yorker, June 10, 2002, p. 20.
Johnson, Ken. "Caio Fonseca," The New York Times, June 7, 2002, p. E35.
Halkin, Talya. "Caio Fonseca," The New York Sun, June 13, 2002, p. 9.
Elley, Peter. "Caio Fonseca," BOMB, Fall 2002, pp. 10-13.
Bonuccelli, Ilaria. "Un angolo di astrattismo a Pietrasanta," Il Tirreno, July 27, 2002, p. XI.
Sozanski, Edward J. "Musical values are expressed in his prints," The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11, 2002, pp. W36-W37

2001
Fahey, Anna. "Caio Fonseca at Winston Wachter Fine Art," Art Access, April 2001, pp. 10-11.
Farr, Sheila. "Looking beyond Fonseca's simple forms," The Seattle Times, March 16, 2001, p. 40G.
Reilly, Maura. "Caio Fonseca at Paul Kasmin," Art in America, March 2001, pp. 135-136.

2000
Gilmore, Jonathan. "Caio Fonseca: Paul Kasmin," Art News, Summer 2000, p. 206.
Stunda, Hillary. "The meaning of art, when art speaks of art," The Aspen Times, February 12-13, 2000, p. 7B.
Dannatt, Adrian. "NY Artist Q&A: Caio Fonseca," The Art Newspaper, No. 102, April 2000.
Wilkin, Karen. "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Summer 2000.

1999
Jana, Reena. "Caio Fonseca: John Berggruen," Flash Art, March-April 1999, pp. 14-15.
Van Proyen, Mark. "Caio Fonseca: John Berggruen Gallery," New Art Examiner, April 1999, p. 52.
Klesper, Laura. "Caio Fonseca: Music to the Eyes," Décor & Style, August 1999, pp. 64-67.

1998
McInerney, Jay. "Playing the Paint," Modern Painters, October 1998, pp. 30-32 (reprinted in The Independent as "Good Old-Fashioned Modernism," September 29, 1998, p. 11)
"Caio Fonseca," The New Yorker, April 27-May 4, 1998.

1997
Dominuque Lombardi, D. "Art Review: Is painting dead?" The Bedford/Pound Ridge Record Review, October 31, 1997.
Rose, Charlie. "Interview with Caio Fonseca," WNET-TV.

1996
Bowyer Bell, J. "Reviews & Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York: Caio Fonseca at Knoedler Gallery," Review, November 15, 1996.
MacAdam, Alfred. "Caio Fonseca: Knoedler Gallery," Art News, November 1996, p. 129.
Wakefield, Neville. "Caio Fonseca," Elle Décor, November 1996, pp. 62-66, 68.
Melrod, George. "Order Beneath the Chaos," Art & Antiques, June 1996, pp. 114-117.
Eco, Stefano. "Caio Fonseca," Capital (Italy), June 1996.
Karmel, Pepe. "Caio Fonseca: Charles Cowles Gallery," The New York Times, April 19, 1996.
Gardner, Paul. "Music to the Eyes," Harper's Bazaar, April 1996, Issue no. 3413, pp. 200-203.
Rose, Charlie. "Interview with Caio Fonseca," WNET-TV.
Lecture at New York Studio School of Painting

1995
Melrod, George. "Looking Back," Art & Antiques, April 1995

1994
Glueck, Grace. "Gallery Watch," The New York Observer, April 2, 1994.
Daspin, Eileen. "Painting the Town," W, May 1994, p. 40.
Brock, Hovey. "Caio Fonseca," Art News, September 1994, p. 128.

1993
Mifflin, Margot. "Living with the Modern Muse," Elle, April, pp. 86, 90.
Colacello, Bob. "Caio Fonseca," Vanity Fair, April 1993.
Hapgood, Susan. "Caio Fonseca at Charles Cowles," Art in America, September 1993, p. 111.
Huntoon, Siri. "Caio Fonseca: Charles Cowles," Art News, October 1993, p. 168.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Caio Fonseca: Charles Cowles Gallery," ArtForum, November 1993, p. 107.

1991
Mennin, Mark. "Caio Fonseca: Galeria Ana Ricart," Art News, p. 145.

CATALOGS AND BOOKS
2005
Caio Fonseca, New Paintings (hardbound, 71 page exhibition catalogue). London: Ben Brown Fine Arts.
Inventions: Recent Paintings by Caio Fonseca (hardbound, 88 page book accompanying museum exhibition). Washington D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art.

2003
Kunitz, Daniel. Caio Fonseca: Paintings, (hardbound, 201 page book accompanying museum exhibition). Valencia, Spain: IVAM.

2002
New York Renaissance: Highlights from the Whitney Museum of American Art (exhibition catalogue). Milan, Italy: Palazzo Reale.
Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). New York, NY: Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). San Francisco, CA: John Berggruen Gallery.

1999
Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). San Francisco, CA: John Berggruen Gallery

1998
Di Piero, W.S. Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalog). New York, NY: Knoedler & Co.

1996
The New York Scene 1996, Gotlands Konst Museum Catalog. 1996, Sweden.
Wilkin, Karen. Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). San Francisco, CA: John Berggruen Gallery.

1994
Adams, Brooks. Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). New York, NY: Charles Cowles Gallery.
Wilkin, Karen. Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). New York, NY: Charles Cowles Gallery.

1991
Giralt-Miracle, Daniel. Caio Fonseca (exhibition catalogue). Barcelona, Spain: Galeria Anna Ricart.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria
Cesar Pelli, architect. Reagan National Airport Washington D.C., Mural commission.
Renzo Piano, architect. Bovis Lend Lease, Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia Mural commission.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, California
Goldman Sachs, New York, New York
The Microsoft Collection, Seattle, Washington
IVAM, Valencia, Spain


Pietrasanta Painting, 2001 Gouache on Paper 29 3/4 x 41 1/4 Inches, Signed
Pietrsanta Painting, 2000 Gouche on Paper 25 1/2 x 40 1/2 Inches, Signed
Fifth Street Painting, 2002 Gouache on Paper 23 x 30 1/4 Inches, Signed
Fifth Street Painting, 2002 Mixed Media on Canvas 42 x 60 Inches, Signed