Richard Serra was born in 1939 in San Francisco. He studied from 1957 to 1961 at the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara, and from 1961 to 1964 at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he worked with Josef Albers on his Interaction of Color (New Haven, 1963). He was elected Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 1995. He currently lives and works in New York and Nova Scotia.
His drawings were shown at the Serpentine in 1993 and his exhibition Weight and Measure was held at the Tate in 1992. His public sculpture can be found all over the world and selected solo exhibitions and retrospectives include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2011); Menil Collection, Houston (2011); Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris (2008); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2008); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006); San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (2006); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2005). Serra's works are housed in the collections of Kunstmuseum Basel, the Guggenheim Museums, Bilbao and New York, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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