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SELECTED WORKS BY Anne Chu

Tombstone for a King and Queen
Anne Chu
Tombstone for a King and Queen

2001

painted wood

111 x 167.6
Drawing her inspiration from ancient sculptures, such as funerary carvings from the Tang Dynasty, or the medieval friezes at Chartres, Anne Chu�s version of history is something more akin to fairytale. Primitively carved from wood, Chu�s invented relics capture a rich, timeless aesthetic, which makes their authenticity all the more believable. Tombstone For a King is a rough-hewn tableau depicting a �long forgotten� tragedy. Her clunky figures are careful study of craftsmanship, displaying a casual presence rarely found in ancient depictions, her washy pigmentation is convincing as battered remains. But it�s her dreamy colours, greys, pinks, and yellows, which give rise to girly romance: her �ancient dynasties� always seem strangely contemporary, bringing mystery and romance to life.

Anne Chu's BIOGRAPHY

1959
Lives and works New York, NY

Education

1985
Columbia University, New York

1982
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2003
303 Gallery, New York
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

2002
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Christine Burgin Gallery, New York

2001
“Monoprints,” Marlborough Graphics, New York
Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000
Matrix Gallery, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

1999
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

1998
Cleveland Contemporary Arts Center, Cleveland
AC Project Room, New York
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

1996
AC Project Room, New York

1995
"Au Reservoir," TZ'Art & Co., New York
The Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY at Purchase, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2003
“Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
"Drawings: Rosemarie Trockel, Jana Sterbak, Richard Serra, Thomas Schütte, Charles Ray, Martin Puryear, Bruce Nauman, Joshua Mosley, Robert Mangold, Sol LeWitt, Rodney Graham, Anne Chu," Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2002
“On Paper 1,” Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
“On a Clear Day,” Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Illinois
“Inside the Whale: Anne Chu, Bart Domburg, Gustav Kluge, Choloe Piene,” Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York

2001
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2000
“Drawings and Diagrams,” AC Project Room, New York, New York

1998
"Surrogate: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture and Photography," Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
"Kiki Smith, Byron Kim, Anne Chu," AC Project Room, New York
"New Digs," AC Project Room, New York

1997
"Anne Chu, Rachel Harrison, Donald Moffett, Jasmin Sian," Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Barbara
"20/20," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara
"Prop Fiction," White Columns, New York

1996
"25th Anniversary," John Weber Gallery, New York
"Drawings from the Mab Library," AC Project Room, New York

1995
"In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90s," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island
"Delving and Tinkering," E.S. Vandam, New York
Dieu Donné Papermill, Workspace Program: 5 Years, New York
"Happy Valley," AC Project Room, New York

1994
"Small Works," Sculpture Center, New York
"Summer Survey," Alternative Museum, New York

1993
"Natural Unnatural," TZ'Art & Co., New York, NY Sculpture Center, New York

1992
"55 Ferris Street," 55 Ferris Street, Brooklyn

1991
"New Generations: New York," Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh

1990
"The 1990 Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival," The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, StatenIsland
"The New Eccentricity: Sculpture," Bess Cutler Gallery, New York