My Birthday Puzzle

31 Mar — 13 May 2017 at Modern Art in London, United Kingdom

My Birthday Puzzle, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Modern Art
My Birthday Puzzle, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Modern Art
7 APR 2017

My Birthday Puzzle is Richard Tuttle’s fourth solo exhibition with Modern Art, for which he has made two new bodies of work.

Richard Tuttle’s work has been the subject of more than two hundred solo exhibitions over the past fifty years. He held his first solo show in New York at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1965, and in 1975 was granted a ten-year survey exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Richard Tuttle’s work was included in the Venice Biennale in 1976, 1997 and 2001, Documenta in 1972, 1977 and 1982, and the Whitney Biennial of American Art in 1977, 1987 and 2000.

In London in 2014, Richard Tuttle undertook the Turbine Hall commission for Tate Modern, I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language, which coincided with the retrospective solo exhibition The Weave of Textile Language at the Whitechapel Gallery. The survey exhibition The Art of Richard Tuttle was organised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA, in 2005, from where it travelled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA, Dallas Museum of Art, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, through 2007.

Recent solo exhibitions include al Cielo de Noche de Lima / to The Night Sky of Lima, Proyecto AMIL and Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru (2016); Critical Edge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA (2016); Καλλίρροος kallirroos schön-fliessend, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (2016); Richard Tuttle: Wire Pieces, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis, MO, USA (2015); Both/And Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA (2015); Slide, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2012); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2012); Hello, The Roses, with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Kunstverein Munich, Germany (2012); Triumphs, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Ireland (2010 – 2011); The Use of Time, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (2008); Wire Pieces, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (2005); It’s a Room for 3 People, Drawing Center, New York, USA, travelled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA (2004 – 2006); Perceived Obstacles, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany, travelled to Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Munster, Germany, and Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2000 – 2001).

My Birthday Puzzle will coincide with an exhibition of Richard Tuttle’s recent work entitled The Critical Edge at Pace London, which will run from 13 April until 13 May. Tuttle’s work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands, until 7 May 2017, and the forthcoming solo exhibition Richard Tuttle, James Ensor’s ‘real’ color at Mu.ZEE, Kunstmuseum aan zee, Ostend, Belgium, 1 July - 5 November 2017.