Richard Anuszkiewicz

Richard  Anuszkiewicz


Born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Richard Anuskiewicz studied at Yale University with Josef Albers and at age 82, his art making still focuses on color and visual perception. His artwork has been featured in over 340 solo and group exhibitions since 1951 and is currently included in the international exhibition, Dynamo: A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913 - 2013 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, in Paris (France) through July. He was included in seminal exhibitions that ushered in Op Art, such as Vibrations Eleven, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, January 6 - 31, 1965 and The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York. February 23 - April 25, 1965 and early in his career, he was represented by the important Sidney Janis Gallery of New York. Anuszkiewicz’s art is included in the permanent collections of over 70 museums around the world including: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others.

Select Permanent Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, lsreal
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY




2015        Op Infinitum: “The Responsive Eye” Fifty Years After, Part II, American Op Art in the 60’s, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, USA
Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960-1979, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA


Abstract Ensemble, ACA Galleries, New York, USA
Pop to Present, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, USA


Richard Anuszkiewicz: The Inward Eye Series, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, USA (solo)
Oko zwiedzione, Galeria El. Centrum sztuki, Elblag, Poland
Op Art Revisited, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
The Rational Eye - Geometric, Optical, Kinetic and Programmed Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia
To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, USA
Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945 - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA


The Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA
After Image: Op Art of the 1960s, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, USA
The Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA
Op Art, Schirn Kunsthalle,Frankfurt, Germany


Konstruktive Aspekte von Mondrian bis Kelly, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
Arena der Abstraktion, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Geometric Abstraction and Color Function: Two Generations, D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York, USA


Optical Simulations, American Abstract Artists, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, USA
Kunst, die man nicht immer sieht, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Totally Geometric: Abstraction from the permanent Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, USA
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA


Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy


A Century of Collecting, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, USA
25 Jahre Sammeln - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany


Flatline, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Colors on the Edge: Hard and Soft: The Paintings of Richard Anuszkiewicz and Leon Berkowitz, ACA Galleries, New York, USA


Transcultural Visions: Polish American Contemporary Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA


From Cubism to Minimalism - A selection of Works by World Leading Artists, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran


Richard Anuszkiewicz, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)


Richard Anuszkiewicz: Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany (solo)


Jestesmy: Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland


Five Works, Newark Museum, Newark, USA
Maruzen Company, Limited, Tokyo, Japan


Une histoire de collections : dons 1984-1989 - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Gallery Civiche D'Arte Moderna, Assessorato Istituzioni Culturali, Ferrara, Italy


Richard Anuszkiewicz, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA (solo)
Galleria Sagittaria, Centro Iniziative Culturali, Pordenone, Italy
Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, USA
Anuszkiewicz, Four Decades, Richard Green Gallery, New York, USA
Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, USA


Venice Biennale, San Marco, Venice, Italy


Twentieth-Century Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selected Recent Acquisitions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA


Richard Anuszkiewicz, Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown, USA (solo)


Richard Anuszkiewicz: Bilder und Graphik, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany


Richard Anuszkiewicz, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, USA


Highlights of the 1970-71 Art Season, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA
Paintings by Richard Anuszkiewicz & Sculpture by George Segal, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, USA


Documenta 4, Documenta, Kassel, Germany


1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hopkins Art Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (solo)


Colorists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Reponsive Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA


American Paintings and Sculpture 67th Annual, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade, 1954-64, the Tate Gallery, London, England


Geometric abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA


Richard Anuszkiewicz, Contemporaries Gallery, New York, USA (The First Solo Exhibition)