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Introduction

Carroll Dunham (born 1949) is an American painter and a prolific printmaker. His highly personal style is characterized by biomorphic and cartoonish figures that have evolved into vivid nudes with graphically rendered genitalia set in fantastical, saturated landscapes. Dunham’s works are an exercise in mining the subconscious with his figures often engaging in violent or sexually suggestive actions. He has stated that these figures are subjects that allow him to make paintings, objects around which he can delineate space and explore perspective. 

Dunham has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions such as New Museum, New York, NY; Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden; and Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway. His work can be found in public institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; and the Inhotim Institute, Brumadinho, Brazil, among others. 

Carroll Dunham has been an avid printmaker at Two Palms since 1995. The resulting works can be found in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

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Untitled, Feb. 4, 2016 #1, 2016
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
43 3/4 x 34 inches

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Big Leaf, 2008
5-color etching with aquatint on En Tout Cas paper
31 3/4 x 36 inches
Edition of 27

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Wrestlers, 2015
Suite of 5 etchings with chine colle in a portfolio designed by the artist
Each etching 28 x 20 1/2 inches
Edition of 13

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Closing In, 2003
A portfolio of five color etchings with aquatint 
Each imagee 24 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches
Edition of 21

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Untitled, 2010
Monotype with watercolor and pencil
33 x 25 1/2 inches

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Untitled, (11/18/10), 2010
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
12 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches

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Untitled, 10/5/09, 8/29/10, 2010
Monotype with watercolor, urethane hand-painting, crayon and pencil
22 x 17 inches

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Over The Water, 2001
Wood engraving on Twinrocker handmade paper with sprayed blue paper pulp
34 x 47 inches 
Edition of 12

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Untitled, Feb. 4, 2016 #1, 2016
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
43 3/4 x 34 inches

Big Leaf, 2008
5-color etching with aquatint on En Tout Cas paper
31 3/4 x 36 inches
Edition of 27

Wrestlers, 2015
Suite of 5 etchings with chine colle in a portfolio designed by the artist
Each etching 28 x 20 1/2 inches
Edition of 13

Closing In, 2003
A portfolio of five color etchings with aquatint 
Each imagee 24 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches
Edition of 21

Untitled, 2010
Monotype with watercolor and pencil
33 x 25 1/2 inches

Untitled, (11/18/10), 2010
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
12 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches

Untitled, 10/5/09, 8/29/10, 2010
Monotype with watercolor, urethane hand-painting, crayon and pencil
22 x 17 inches

Over The Water, 2001
Wood engraving on Twinrocker handmade paper with sprayed blue paper pulp
34 x 47 inches 
Edition of 12

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Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020  Carroll Dunham Monotypes, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgiu
2019  Carroll Dunham / Albert Oehlen – Bäume/Trees, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany 
2017  Carroll Dunham: Monotypes, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerlan
2014  Drawings: Carroll Dunham, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2010  Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey, University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, NY
2009  Carroll Dunham: Works on Paper, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2008  Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2008  Carroll Dunham, Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
2008  Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
2006  Monotypien, Galerie Fred Jann, Munich, Germany
2006  Carroll Dunham Small Drawings 1991 – 2005, Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway
2002  Carroll Dunham, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 

Selected Public Collections
 
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway
Inhotim Institute, Brumadinho, Brazil
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MI
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 

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