About

John Waters was born in 1946 in Baltimore, MD, where he continues to live and work. Exhibitions include the Swiss Institute, New York, NY, (2009) the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO (2008), the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (1999), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (2004), The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2004-2006). His filmography includes Pink Flamingos (1972), Desperate Living (1977), Polyester (1981), Hairspray (1988) and Pecker (1998).

Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Catholic Sin, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, LA
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2009 Neurotic, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA,
Rear Projection, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Rear Projection, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Artistically Incorrect: The Photographs and Sculpture of John Waters, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
2007 John Waters, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, LA
2006 Eat Me, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
John Waters, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY
John Waters, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
John Waters: Unwatchable, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and Zurich, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, NY
John Waters, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2005 Change of Life, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Condemned, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Change of Life, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA
John Waters: Greatest Hits 1994-2004, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 Change of Life, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Last Call, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Change of Life, The New Museum, New York, NY
2003 Flop, Rena Branston Gallery, San Francisco, CA
John Waters, Jurgen Becker Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Hair In The Gate, Portfolio Group-Salon Privé Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Hair In The Gate, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Hair In The Gate, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
2002 Straight to Video, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Straight to Video, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Straight to Video, Rena Branston Gallery, San Francisco, CA
John Waters, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
John Waters, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
2001 John Waters, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2000 Straight to Video, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
John Waters, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna, Austria
John Waters, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1999 Low Definition, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Low Definition, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
John Waters: Photographs Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Director’s Cut, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
My Little Movies, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Low Definition, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
Marks, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
1997 Director’s Cut, Pace Wildenstein MacGill, Los Angeles, CA
John Waters, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
John Waters, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
My Little Movies, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
1996 Director’s Cut, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
1995 My Little Movies, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Unnatural Rubber, The Warhol, Pittsburg, PA
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Practice, Practice, Practice, Lora Reynolds Gallery, curated by Jay Sanders and Mike Smith, Austin, TX
2008 REGIFT, Swiss Institute, curated by John Miller, New York, NY
Season's Greetings - Contemporary Photography, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich
2007 Eliminate, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Dialogues & Attitudes, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Celebrity, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2006 Complicit!, University of Virginia Art Museum, Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture, Charlottesville, VA
Not Gay Art Now, (Curated by Jack Pierson), Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
As Good as Your Next Gig, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Boulevard, Fortes Vilaça Gallery, Sao Paulo
Through the Lens II, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2005 Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (curated by Dominick Molon and Michael Rooks)
POST NO BILLS, White Columns, NY
Photographic Works, Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
Waters and Watercolours, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2004 Planet B, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria
Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (curated by Robert Storr)
100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston)
Summer Group Show, Portfolio Group-Salon Privé Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
I Am The Walrus, Cheim and Read, New York, NY (curated by Jan Avgikos)
Drunk vs. Stoned, Passerby at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY (curated by The General Store)
2003 My People Were Fair And Had Cum In Their Hair (But Now They’re Content to Spray Stars From Your Boughs), Team Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Bob Nickas)
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
2002 Art Downtown, 25 Broad Street, New York, NY (curated by Richard Marshall)
Something, Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, NY, New York (curated by Nayland Blake)
Sans Consentement, CAN-Centre d’Art Neuchåtel, Neuchåtel, Switzerland
Enough About Me, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY (organized by Deborah Kass)
Hair Stories, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Ruth Marten)
Screen Memories, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Takayo Iida)
2001 Boomerang, (Collector’s Choice Series) Exit Art, NY
American Fine Arts, Co. at PHAG, NY
Galleria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Skank, Plus Ultra, Brooklyn, NY
2000 A Two Year Old Girl Choked To Death Today On An Easter Egg, Hallway Gallery, London, England
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1999 Focus, Photographs by Painters, Sculptors and a Filmmaker, Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1998 Ghost Story, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
When Worlds Collide, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (curated by Tanya Leighton)
Pop-Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (curated by Richard Klein, Dominique Nahas, Harry Philbrick and Ingrid Schaffner)
Peep Show, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, GA
1997 Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (curated by Harold Szeemann)
Essence d’un sens (Sentir du regard), Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Photo-Op, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Charles Desmarais and David Brown)
Someone Else With My Fingerprints, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (touring Switzerland and Germany through 1998) (curated by Wilhelm Schurmann)
1996 Summer Group Show, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
Art at Home, Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Garden 1F, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Takayo Iida)
1995 Summer Group Show, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
1992 Our Town, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Melissa Harris)

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