BIOGRAPHY

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.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Octavia Gallery, New Orleans
Paul Kasmin Gallery, Caio Fonseca: NewPaintings

2014

Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

2013

Octavaia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

2012

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY

2010

Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
Private Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK

2008

The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY

2007

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2005

David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

2004

Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (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

2001

Doug Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2000

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

1999

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

1998

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

1996

Knoedler & Co., New York
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Merideth Long & Co., Houston

1995

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1993

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1991

Galeria Anna Ricart, Barcelona

1985

Villa D'elatre, Lucca, Italy


GROUP exhibitions

2012

"Selected Paintings," Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

2008

“Contemporary Watercolors,” The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

2007

“Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

2006

“Sliding Scales,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
“Black + White," Nathan A. Bernstein & Co., Ltd., New York, NY

2005

“Cross Section,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

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

1999

"Processes," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada
"Acquisitions," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Abstraction," Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1997

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

1996

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

1995

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

1994

"About Color," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1993

"Essentials," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
"Summer Invitational," David Bietzel Gallery, New York


etching exhibitions

2003

"Caio Fonseca: Prints and Works on Paper," The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

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
 


catalogs and books
 

2012

Caio Fonseca, Paintings 2011-2012 (hardbound, exhibition catalogue). New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery.

2010

Caio Fonseca, Paintings 2009-2010 (hardbound, 64 page exhibition catalogue). Los Angeles: Private Exhibition Space.

2007

Caio Fonseca, Paintings 2006-2007 (hardbound, 72 page exhibition catalogue). New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery.

2005

Caio Fonseca, New Paintings (hardbound, exhibition catalogue). 
London: Ben Brown Fine Arts. Download PDF of the Text - Jacquelyn D. Serwer
Inventions: Recent Paintings by Caio Fonseca (hardbound, 88 page book accompanying museum exhibition). 
Washington D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art. Download PDF of the Text - Karen Wright

2003

Kunitz, Daniel. Caio Fonseca: Paintings, (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.

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.


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, New York
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The North Caroline Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The United States Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria
The United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria
The United States Embassy, Manila, The Philippines
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Ohio
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
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) Valencia, Spain
Legg Mason Building, Baltimore, Maryland, Mural commission
W.R. Grace Building, New York, New York, Mural commission