Throughout his career, Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, Rahway, New Jersey) has deliberately sought to create works that command attention through quiet means and humble or fragile materials. His use of line has been a signature which he has continually reinvented.
Tuttle received his B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut in 1963, and by 1975, his first major survey show was organized at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Nearly 300 solo exhibitions Tuttle’s work have been mounted since 1965. Significant group exhibitions include the Venice biennale (1976, 1997, 2001) and biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1977, 1987, 2000) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C (1969). Recent major solo-exhibitions include The Art of Richard Tuttle (2005), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (travelled to five museums over two years) and Richard Tuttle: The Use of Time, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (2008).
Tuttle’s work can be found in nearly 50 public collections worldwide, including Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Richard Tuttle joined The Pace Gallery in 2007. The artist lives and works in Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City. A solo museum exhibition of Tuttle’s work will mounted at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Ireland from November 20, 2010–April 10, 2011.