London, b.1953

James Nares

Over the course of a five-decade career, Nares has investigated, challenged, and expanded the boundaries of his multimedia practice that encompasses film, music, painting, photography, and performance. He continues to employ various media to explore physicality, motion, and the unfolding of time.

This summer, the Milwaukee Art Museum will show a major retrospective, Nares: Moves. The artist has been the subject of solo exhibitions at, among others, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Alte Oper, Frankfurt. Nares is included in several prominent public collections, including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A career-spanning survey of his film and video works were presented...

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Biography

Over the course of a five-decade career, Nares has investigated, challenged, and expanded the boundaries of his multimedia practice that encompasses film, music, painting, photography, and performance. He continues to employ various media to explore physicality, motion, and the unfolding of time.

This summer, the Milwaukee Art Museum will show a major retrospective, Nares: Moves. The artist has been the subject of solo exhibitions at, among others, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Alte Oper, Frankfurt. Nares is included in several prominent public collections, including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A career-spanning survey of his film and video works were presented in 2008 at Anthology Film Archives, New York; and in 2011 at IFC Center, New York. In 2014, Rizzoli published a comprehensive monograph on Nares' career to date. Nares has lived and worked in New York since 1974. He has been represented by Kasmin since 1991.

Artworks

7

Greenwich I, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art and Music / British Art / Contemporary British Art / Contemporary European Art / Diaspora/Migration / European Art / Evolon / Fabric / Film/Video Art / Gold Leaf on Fabric / Gold Leaf/thread / History of the City / History/Historical Approach / Immigration / Labour / London / Materiality and Immateriality / Monuments / Mourning and Commemoration / Movement / Multidisciplinary Approach / New York / Painting / Performance / Photography / Sublime / Time / Topography / United Kingdom

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1975

    School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1974-75)

  • 1973

    Chelsea School of Art, London, England (1972-73)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Nares: Moves,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • “James Nares: Monuments,” Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Street: James Nares,” Museo Mate, Lima, Peru

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Club 57; Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • “Talismans: Le désert entre nous n’est que du sable,” curated by Sarina Basta, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

  • “Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 1975

    School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1974-75)

  • 1973

    Chelsea School of Art, London, England (1972-73)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Nares: Moves,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • “James Nares: Monuments,” Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Street: James Nares,” Museo Mate, Lima, Peru

  • 2017

    “Street and Pendulum by James Nares,” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

  • “James Nares: In the City,” alongside “Helen Levitt: In the Street,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • 2016

    “James Nares: Portraits,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2014

    “James Nares: High Speed Drawings,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “James Nares’ Street,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

  • “Street,” alongside Morton Feldman’s String Quartet, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany

  • “Street,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

  • “Street,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

  • “Street by James Nares,” alongside “Helen Levitt: In the Street,” Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

  • “Street,” Sundance Film Festival, New Frontiers Program, Park City, UT

  • 2013

    “Street,” Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

  • “Road Paint,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Street,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • 2012

    “New Media Series – James Nares: Street,” St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI

  • “Street,” The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

  • “James Nares, 1976: Films and Other Works,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    “The Films of James Nares,” IFC CENTER, New York, NY

  • 2010

    “New Paintings and a Film,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009

    “James Nares, New Paintings, New Video: Element Number One,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “James Nares,” Galleria Arnes Y Roepke, Madrid, Spain

  • 2008

    Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany

  • Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

  • “James Nares: Motion Pictures,” Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany

  • Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    “New Paintings and Chronophotographs,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • Goss Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • 2004

    “New Paintings,” Hamiltons Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • 2003

    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

  • Hamiltons Gallery, London, CA

  • Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2001

    Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Club 57; Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • “Talismans: Le désert entre nous n’est que du sable,” curated by Sarina Basta, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

  • “Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

  • “This Land,” Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

  • “True Colors,” Nassau Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

  • 2017

    “Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975,” curated by Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    “'It’s All True’ The East Village Eye Show,” HOWL!, New York, NY

  • “Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City,” Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

  • 2015

    “Greater New York,” MoMA P.S.1, New York, NY

  • 2014

    “WHITE,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

  • “Seduction and Resistance. At the limits of Pop,” curated by Juan Antonio Suárez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • “The City Dynamic: Representing Crisis and Renewal in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, 1960-1980,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and Princeton University of Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

  • 2013

    “Slow: Marking Time in Photography and Film,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

  • Cinemarfa Film Festival, Marfa, TX

  • 2011

    “57th International Short Film Festival,” Oberhausen, Germany

  • “Joan Jonas, Gordon-Matta Clark, James Nares and Charles Simonds,” curated by Douglas Crimp, The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY

  • Cinemarfa Film Festival, Marfa, TX

  • 2010

    “Vivenne Dick Films,” Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

  • "Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present,” curated by Douglas Crimp and Lynne Cooke, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • “Action Behind the Margins,” curated by Douglas Crimp and Juan Antonio Suárez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • “No Wave—56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen,” Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany

  • “No Wave New York 1976-84,” Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria

  • “The Offset, Aside, But,” Kunstsaele, Bülowstr, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    “Looking at Music: Side 2,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • 2008

    “Recent Prints from Durham Press,” Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • “30 Years of J. Hoberman,” BAM Cinematek, New York, NY

  • 2007

    “The Price of Nothing,” EFA Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    “Santi Moix und James Nares,” Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

  • “Action Precision,” Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY

  • 2005

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

  • “Color,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Extreme Abstraction,” Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • “Abstraction,” Winston Wachter, Seattle, WA

  • “Sets, Series, and Suites: Contemporary Prints,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • 2003

    “Grisaille,” JG Contemporary, New York, NY

  • 2002

    “Zenroxy”, von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Summer 2002,” G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

  • “Art Downtown: New York Painting and Sculpture,” Wall Steet Rising, New York, NY

Filmography

  • 2017

    The Daily Tortue (8:32 mins, HD video with sound)

  • 2016

    Amy (12:20 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Boy and Dog (26:50 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Douglas (8:56 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Elizabeth (8:40 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Glenn (10:24 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Hilton (16:49 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Jim (47:25 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Jahanara (54:55 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Lisa (12:04 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Mother and Child (Hillary and August) (27:41 mins, HD video, silent C)

  • Sara (6:16 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Sasha (12:16 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Tom (11:49 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Walter (10:28 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • Zarina (18:08 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • 2012

    Street (61 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • 2010

    Thread (3.5 minutes, HD video, audio, C)

  • Yaw Pitch Roll (20 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • To Make a Prairie (13:30 mins, 16 mm, audio, C)

  • 2009

    Element Number One (30 mins, HD video, silent, C)

  • 2008

    With God on our Side (8 mins, HD video, audio, C)

  • 2007

    Globe (43 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • Paper Factory (8 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • Drip (2 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • Drop (4 min, HD video, audio, C)

  • Primary Function (2 min, HD video, audio, C)

Collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • American Express, New York, NY

  • Brookfield Properties, New York, NY

  • Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

  • Goldman Sachs & CO., New York, NY

  • Grand Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan

  • Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

  • Long Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV