Tim Rollins on Robert Ryman

Gallery Talks

October 27, 2007    add to my calendar

Tim Rollins is an artist, and educator. Rollins is the founder of KOS (Kids of Survival) a project involving teenagers from the South Bronx in the arts, and co-founder of the influential Group Material in NYC, 1979. Rollins was born in Pittsfield, Maine, 1955. Education: University of Maine, Augusta, Maine, A.S., 1976. School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, B.F.A., 1978. New York University, Department of Art Education, NYC, NY, 1980. Teaching: New York Marxist School, NYC, NY, 1980-1981. Learning to Read Through the Arts Program, NYC, NY, 1980-1982. I.S. #52, South Bronx, New York, 1982-1987. Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis, 1995. School of Visual Arts, 1997.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1930, Robert Ryman attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute and the George Peabody College for Teachers (1948-49). After serving in the United States Army Reserve Corps from 1950 to 1952, he moved to New York City, intending to pursue a career in jazz by studying with the pianist Lenny Tristano. In 1953, however, Ryman began working as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art, and that same year he was inspired to make his first painting. His first one-person exhibition was held at the Paul Bianchini Gallery, New York, in 1967, and his first show in Europe came the following year at the Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich. Ryman's works were represented in Documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), and 7 (1982), in Kassel, in the Venice Biennale of 1976, and in the Whitney Biennial of 1987. His first retrospective was organized by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in 1974; Dia mounted a show of his works in 1988, and he had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1993.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries.

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Karan-Weiss Foundation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts. 
 

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Tim Rollins is an artist, and educator. Rollins is the founder of KOS (Kids of Survival) a project involving teenagers from the South Bronx in the arts, and co-founder of the influential Group Material in NYC, 1979. Rollins was born in Pittsfield, Maine, 1955. Education: University of Maine, Augusta, Maine, A.S., 1976. School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, B.F.A., 1978. New York University, Department of Art Education, NYC, NY, 1980. Teaching: New York Marxist School, NYC, NY, 1980-1981. Learning to

 
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