john baldessari, contemporary artist

John Baldessari

John Baldessari is an American Conceptual artist. His art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe. Baldessari studied at San Diego State College, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, the Otis Art Institute, and he Chouinard Art Institute.

His many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1986), the Oscar Kokoschka Prize, Austria (1996), the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, California (1997), and the Spectrum-International Award for Photography of the Foundation of Lower Saxony, Germany (1999). His work has been exhibited in the 47th Venice Biennial (1997); the Carnegie International (1985-86), the Whitney Biennial (1983), and Documenta V (1972) and VII (1982), and he has exhibited recent retrospectives at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien and the Kunsthaus Graz in Austria.


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