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Born in 1929 Seattle, WA. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


University of Washington, Seattle, WA
New School for Social Research, New York, NY


Jo Baer (Galerie Barbara Thumm), Spotlight section curated by Clara M Kim at Frieze New York.

Jo Baer. Towards the Land of the Giants, Camden Arts Centre, London

Jo Baer: In the Land of the Giants and other works 2009-2013,31st Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

Jo Baer. Gemälde und Zeichnungen seit 1960 (Drawings and Paintings), Museum Ludwig, Cologne
In the Land of the Giants, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Jo Baer: Paintings 1966-1980, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva

Jo Baer, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Jo Baer and John Wesley, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Triotentoonstelling 2009: Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Jutta Koether, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Jo Baer, Secession, Vienna

Jo Baer, Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Jo Baer. Amphora Prints, Rutgers Print Center, New Brunswick

Fall Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Jo Baer. The Minimalist Years 1960 - 1975, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

Jo Baer, Flush, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam
Jo Baer, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

Jo Baer, Paintings 1960 - 1998 / Schilderijen 1969 - 1998, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Jo Baer, 'The Old Lie' (process and paraphernalia), Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam

Jo Baer, Paintings from the '60s, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Jo Baer, Paley/Levy Gallery, Moore College, Philadelphia
Jo Baer. Palimpsests. A Selection of Paintings and Drawings 1963 - 1993, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo, NL
Jo Baer, Galerie Deux, Tokyo.

Jo Baer, Paintings: Now and Then, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam

Jo Baer, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Jo Baer, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam

Jo Baer, Paintings from the Past Decade 1975-1985, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Jo Baer, Paintings 1962 - 1975, Lisson Gallery, London

Jo Baer, Paintings 1965 - 1975, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh
Jo Baer, Paintings 1965 - 1975, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
Jo Baer, Schilderijen 1965 - 1975, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Jo Baer, Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin
Jo Baer, Galerie Ricke, Cologne

Jo Baer, Lisson Gallery, London
Jo Baer, Max Protetch Gallery, Washington, DC
Jo Baer, Paintings 1962-1975, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Jo Baer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Jo Baer, Texas Gallery, Houston

Jo Baer, Galleria Toselli, Milan
Jo Baer, Paintings 1962 – 1972, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco

Jo Baer, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
Jo Baer, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

Jo Baer, La Giudice Gallery, New York
Jo Baer, Warren Benedik Gallery, New York

Jo Baer, Paintings from ’62 – ’63, School of Visual Arts, New York

Jo Baer, Noah Goldowsky Gallery – Richard Bellamy, New York
Jo Baer, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
Jo Baer, Noah Goldowsky Gallery – Richard Bellamy, New York
Jo Baer, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
Jo Baer, Locksley-Shea Gallery, Minneapolis

Jo Baer, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne

Jo Baer, Fischbach Gallery, New York


Calder to Kelly. Die amerikanische Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, May 21 - Aug 13, 2017
The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium, Apr 20 - Aug 13, 2017
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, MOMA, New York, NYC, Apr 15 - Aug 13, 2017
In the Land of the Giants, Whitney Biennial 2017 at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYC, Mar 17 - Jun 11, 2017 

Jeanne Oosting Prijs 2016, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Oct 15 - Jan 15, 2017
There Is Absolutely No Inevitability As Long As There Is A Willingness To Contemplate What Is Happening, SRO Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, Sept 9 - Oct 21, 2016
Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection', The Drawing Center, Apr 15 - Jun 12, 2016
From the Collection: 1960-1969, MOMA, New York, NYC, Mar 26, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties, Domenique Lévy Gallery, New York, Jan 27 - Mar 26, 2016

America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1 - Sept 27, 2015

Selections from the Permanent Collection, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, Feb 8 - Jan 5, 2015
Make it New: Abstract Painting From the National Gallery of Art, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, Aug 2 - Oct 13

highways and byways. together again. Nic Hess creates a setting for American Art from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, October 17, 2013 - March 16, 2014

Longing for Perfection: 21 Years of Collecting by the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, April 1 - Oct 28
“We had to destroy it in order to save it.” Painting in New York in the 1970s, Christie’s Private Sales Gallery, New York, October 2-27
Garden of Learning, Busan Museum of Art, Korean Biennale Busan, 22 Sept - 24 November
Abstract Works from the Collection in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Jan-May

Weatherspoon Art Museum: 70 Years of Collecting, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Feb 6-Apr
All About Drawing, 100 Dutch Artists, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, April 23 – August 28
Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection, Temporary Stedelijk 2, Amsterdam, March 3 -
Art & Stars & Cars, The Daimler Art Collection, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, May 10-Sept 25
The Language of Less (Then and Now), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Oct 8/'11 - April 8/‘12
Primary Light Group: Red, Green, Blue, 1964-65, Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, MOMA, NYC, summer…
20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, June 19 - Oct 9

Jo Baer and John Wesley, Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC, NY
Compass at Hand. Selections From The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, 28 october

Collection: MOCA's First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Compass at Hand. Selections From The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NY
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert, Paris
Works on Paper: Jo Baer, James Bishop, Suzan Frecon, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonia
Linhas, Grelhas, Manchas, Palavras, Desenhos de Arte Minimalista Da Collecção Do MoMA, MuseuSerralves, May 9 - June 22
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Sept 27-Jan 18
Yellow and Green, Positionen Aus Der Sammlung Des MMK, Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, March 07-August 30.

High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967 - 1975, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Technologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Great Women Artists, feminist art from the permanent collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
A Document of Times, Rolf Ricke Collection, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22 - July 27, MOMA, NYC
Works on Paper: Jo Baer, James Bishop, Susan Frecon, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonia, Texas
Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum, NYC, Jan 30
MAXImin: A Century of Abstraction and Minimalism (1907-2007), Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Feb 8
Collecting Collection: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCA LA, Feb 10 - May 19.

Das Kapital: Blue Chips & Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Apr 20.
Tiempos intensos, tiempos dificiles, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Bosque de Chapultepec, May 24-Sept 9.
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, June-Oct 22.
Lust for Life, The Ricke Collection, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, MKK Frankfurt Am Main
Before and After Minimalism, The DaimlerChrysler Collection, Fundacion Juan March Palma de Mallorca, Madrid
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975, Weatherspoon Art Museum, American U Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, Nov 21-Jan 21, '07; National Academy Museum, NYC, Feb 15-Apr 22, '07

Selected Recent Acquisitions + The Van Deventer Bequest, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, Apr 15.
America/Americas: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Americas, Blanton Museum of Art, the U of Texas at Austin, Apr 30 - continuing
Postwar Directions: Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism, Moca, LA, Jul 22-Oct 15.
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975, Weatherspoon Art Museum, U of N Carolina, Greensboro, Aug 6 - Oct 15
Plane/Figure: Amerikanische Kunst aus Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Aug 26 - Nov 19.
Elemental Form, L&M Arts, NYC, Oct 19-Dec 9.

New Prints 2005/Winter, International Print Center, NYC, Jan 13-Feb 26.
Logical Conclusions: 40 years of Rule-Based Art, PaceWildenstein Gallery, NYC, Feb 18-Mar 26.
Drawing from the Modern, 1945-1975, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Mar 29-Aug 29.
New Prints 2005, International Print Center, NY
Black and White and a Little Bit of Color, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Mar 1-May 16.
Some Painting, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam, Apr 16 - May 21.
Wilder: A Tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, 1965-1979, Franklin Parish Gallery and Joan T. Washburn Gallery, NYC, Apr 22- May 27.
50 Jahre/Years Documenta: 1955-2005, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Sept 1- Nov 20.

A Minimalist Future? Art as Object 1958-1968, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Mar 14-Aug 2
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, June 13-Oct 3; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Nov 18-May 1, '05.
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, Berlin, Sept 3-Nov 28.
The Big Nothing, ICA, Philadelphia, May 1-Aug 1.
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Mar 5-May 19.
Art Rotterdam, Gallery Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Specific Objects: the Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Sept 26-Jan 30.
Editions/Artists' Book Fair '04, NYC, Nov 4-7.

Schokolade, was denn sonst. Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Apr 26-Jun 21
The Summer of 2003, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam, Jun 7-Aug 30.
Selections from the Lewitt Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, July 23- Aug 27
Primary Matters: the Minimalist Sensibility, 1959 to the Present, SFMOMA, San Franciso, Nov 8-Jan 11,’04

Cycle Peinture: Trois Regards, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, January 25-March 2
Art Basel, Paul Andriesse Gallery
Einfach Kunst Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Neue Museum in Nürnberg, Jul 22 - Aug 25.
Fall Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC, Sept 3 - Oct 12.
Paintings from the 60’s, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC, 12 Dec -18 Jan
Raum für Malerei, The Painting Room, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Mar 24-Oct 28.
Unbreakable, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Dec 15-Jan 13.

Von Edgar Degas-bis Gerhard Richter, Nationalgalerie Prague, Palais Kinsky, Prague, Dec 15-Mar 25.
Rupertinum, Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Salzburg, Apr 7-May 20. Westfälisches Landsmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, Jun 3-Aug 26.; Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nürnberg, Dec 7-Feb 24.
Art Basel, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Jul 14-Jan 6

Drawing is Another Kind of Language, Connecticut College, New London, Jan 8-Mar 12.
Contemporary American Drawings from the Sarah-Ann & Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Jan 31 -Mar 25; Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Evanston, Sept 22-Dec.10; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Apr.20-June 10, 2001.
50 Masterworks from the Post-War Period, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Mar 24.
Body of Painting, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Jul 21-Sept. 17.
Poésie, Love, Sneeuwwitje, Pfft... Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, Jul 22-Sept.10.
Peinture: trois regards, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, Sept.7-Oct.14.
Von Edgar Degas bis Gerhard Richter, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Sept.8-Nov.19.

Editions, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam, Mar-Apr
Decades in Dialogue: Perspectives on the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Feb 27.
Drawings from the 1960s, Curt Marcus Gallery, NYC, Apr-May.
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum, NYC, Sept-Feb '00.
The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Mar 4 - May 9
Der Künstler als Kurator; Günter Umberg, Galerie Nåcht St. Stephan, Vienna, Sept.21-Oct 31.

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany
Berlin Akademie der Kunst, Germany
Fonds regional d'art contemporain (FRAC), Amiens
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
Kunstmuseum Winterthur: Die Sammlung, Winterthur, May 24-Aug.23.
Envisioning the Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, June-Apr, 98
Women Artists in the Vogel Collection, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA, Feb-Apr.
Group Show, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, Feb-Mar.
Dangleberry, Bill's Studio, Amsterdam, Nov 19 - Nov 29.
Winter Installation, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC, Dec 10 - Dec 23.

After the Fall, Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor, NYC, Mar-June.
The Pursuit of Painting, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, June-Nov.
Selections from the Lannan Foundation Gift, MOCA, LA, Sept.
Noch Nicht und/oder Selten Gezeigtes aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Dec 97-June 98.
Drawing is Another Way of Thinking: Contemporary Drawings from an American Collection, Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Dec-Mar 98

Indem man schaut, erkennt man, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Jan12-Feb 2.
Max's Kansas City's 30th Anniversary Reunion, 65 Thompson St. Gallery, NYC, Jan 17- Feb 1.
Bare Bones, TZ 'Art & Co. Gallery, NYC, June 25-Sep 5
Abstraction, Pure and Impure, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, to May 21.

Caro Dame, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
1968, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Group Show, Galerie Vera Munro, Wuppertal

From Minimal to Conceptual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Supervision, Räme für neue Kunst - Rolf Hengesbach, Wuppertal, Sept - Oct
Aanwinsten (Acquisitions: works on paper obtained in the past 3 years), Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Oct - Jan '94

Aus der Sammlung des Kaiser Wilhelm Museums, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Nov '92 - Jan '93

Bezit/Bezet, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL
The Picture After the Last Picture, Galerie Metropole, Vienna, Austria
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 's-Hertogenbosch
Q, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam

Post-World War II Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art Künstlerinnen des 20 Jahrhunderts, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept-Nov.

Abstraction. Geometry. Painting. Selected Geometric Abstract Painting in America Since 1945, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Fla.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.(`90).
Kunstrai, Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Vijf Jaar Aanwinsten Hedendaagse Kunst, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, Arnhem
20 Years, Rolf Ricke Collects, Kunstverein, Köln
20 Years Anniversary, Max Protetch Gallery, NYC.

Collection Next-the-Sea, Haags Gemeente Museum
XXth Anniversary Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC
La Couleur Seule, Musee St.Pierre, Lyon, France
Tekeningen/Drawings, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam

Generations of Geometry. Abstract Painting in America Since 1930, Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, NYC.
R.B.K. Aankopen '86, Princenhof, Delft

The Window in 20th Century Art, Neuberger Museum, S.U.N.Y, Purchase, NY
Linda Shearer Selects from the Collection, MOMA, NYC.

Art Galaxy, NY

The British Art Show, City Museum and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
Art Gallery, Southampton
Ouverture, Castello di Rivole, Torino, Italy

American Painting 1960 to 1969, P.S, 1, Long Island City, NY.
White Columns Benefit, White Columns, NY (with Bruce Robbins)

Nicht Bilder ist Verboten, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf.
New York/London, Lisson Gallery, London (with Bruce Robbins).

Art from the 1960's, Galerie Ricke, Cologne
No Title, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut
Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London (in collaboration with Bruce Robbins)
Opening Show, Oil and Steel Gallery, New York.

American Painting of the 1970's, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, California
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati. Ohio
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Krammert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois
Generation: 20, Abstract Painters Born in the United States Between 1929 and 1946, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York
The Minimal Tradition, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
John Weber Gallery, New York
The Reductive Object-Survey of the Minimal Aesthetic in the 1960's, ICA, Boston, Mass.

Two Decades of American Printmaking, Worcester Art Museum, Lisson Gallery, London.

American Art `45-`75, Works On Paper, Tacoma Art Museum
Alternatives, Susan Caldwell Gallery, NY
Less is More, Sidney Janis Gallery, NY
American Post-War Painting, Guggenheim Museum, NY
10 Downtown: 10 Years at P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
A View of a Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Prints in Series, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
American Art since 1945, From MOMA, N.Y. Virginia Museum
Radical Attitudes to the Gallery, Art Net, London

American Artists: A New Decade, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth
Detroit Art Institute, Detroit
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Lisson Gallery, London
14 Artists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Hand Coloured Prints, Brooke Alexander Gallery, NY

5 Artists; A Logic of Vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 4-Jun 23
Painting Exhibition, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh

Options and Alternatives, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Apr 4-May 16
Arte come Arte, Centro Communitario di Brero, Milan
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, NY
Whitney Biennial 1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Art for McGovern, 470 Parker Street Gallery, Boston

Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago

1900-1970: Tenth Anniversary Selection, Guggenheim Museum, NY

Ars 69, Museum Athenaum, Helsinki, Finland
31st Biennial, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC
Artists in the Sixties, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Other Ideas, Detroit Art Institute, Detroit
Eine Tendenz Zeitgenössischer Malerei, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
Sammlung Dr. Ludwig, Suemondt Museum, Aachen
Painting Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, NY
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, NY

Documenta IV, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Lannis Gallery Book Show, NY
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, NY
Kunstmarkt 1968 (in conjunction with Galerie Ricke)
Students Mobilization for Peace, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY
Studio F, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, West Germany

10, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Art in Series, Finch College Museum, NY
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, NY
Painting Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
North Carolina Collects, North Carolina Museum, Raleigh, NC
The Lannis Museum of Normal Art (founded at the instigation of Joseph Kosuth) inaugural exhibition, November 12

Systemic Painting, Guggenheim Museum, NY
10, Dwan Gallery, NY

Kaymar Gallery, NY, March 31
Opening Show, Daniels Gallery, NY