b. 1959, Hampton, VA

Lives and works in Seattle, WA

 

 

Education

 

1984 BFA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 

Whiting Tennis: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

 

2014

Quilts and Monsters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR 

 

2013

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle 

 

2012

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011

Opener 22, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

2010

Walleyed, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2008

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Drawings and Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2006

Bovine: The Oregon Trail Reversed, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2005

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2004

Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA

 

2002

Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2001

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2000

Pictures, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1999

Pulliam Defenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

White Columns, New York, NY

Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1998

Pulliam Defenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

 

1997

Arcadia, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1995

New England Prospect, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle WA

 

1993

Americana, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1991

Civil War Portraits, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1989

500 B.C., Traver Sutten Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1987

Viking Union Gallery, Western WA University, Bellingham, WA

 

1985

Galleria Amagototis, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2017        

Bellingham National, Seattle Art Museum, WA 

 

2016      

Makeshift Shelter, Bolinas Museum, CA 

 

2013

2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

 

2012        

Old Ghosts, Ranges, Sunken Rivers, Come Again, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 

 

2011

Reclaimed: Nature and Place through Contemporary Eyes, Seattle Art Museum, WA 

 

2010

Summer at The Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Made in USA, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Common Jive, Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, New York, NY

 

2009

Supramundane, Ambach and Rice, Seattle, WA

Finds Refined, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

Dimensional Invention, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

 

2008

The Secret Language of Things, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Deep Space Punctuated by Planets, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

dialogue: flat/form, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Traces and Accumulations, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

 

2007

Neddy Artist Fellowship Award Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Chauney Peck + Whiting Tennis, The Helm, Tacoma, WA

Ulrich Painters and Poets, Wichita State University, Indianapolis, IN

A House is Not a Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2002

I Just Can’t Pretend, curated by Dan Torop, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Landscape, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Postmodern Pastoral, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA

 

1994

Contrariwise Painting, Artists Space, Chicago, IL

 

1993

Limner Gallery, New York, NY

 

1992

Thicket Gallery, New York, NY

 

1989

Modern Madonnas II, raison d’etre, Seattle, WA

 

1988

Rooms 75 Cents, OK Hotel, Seattle, WA

 

1987

Modern Madonnas I, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

Sensualists, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

1986

Enterart Gallery, Seattle, WA

Traver Sutten Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

 

Awards

2011        

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

 

2008

Arlene Schnitzer Prize, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum

 

2007

12th Annual Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum

 

1993

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, American Series

 

 

Selected Biblography

 

2011

Janairo, Michael. "Whiting Tennis at Tang Museum.” timesunion.com 2 Sep. 2011. Web.

Veltkamp, Joey. "Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda: Joey Veltkamp in the Studio With Whiting Tennis.” New American Paintings Blog 9 May 2011. Web.

 

2010

Beal, Suzanne. "Whiting Tennis.” art ltd. Jul. 2010. Print. 

Graves, Jen. "Trashed, Burned, Abandoned: The Olympic Sculpture Park Finally Comes Alive.” thestranger.com 15 Jun. 2010. Web.

Faigin, Gary. "Whiting Tennis at Greg Kucera." artdish.com 18 Jun. 2010. Web.

Veltkamp, Joey. "Whiting Tennis/Greg Kucera Gallery.” joeyveltkamp.blogspot.com May. 2010. Web. 

Burnham, D.W. "Whiting Tennis' ‘Walleyed'." joeyveltkamp.blogspot.com May. 2010. Web. 

 

2009

Boucher, Brian. "Whiting Tennis.” Art in America Jan. 2009: 114. Print. 

 

2008

Sorkin, Jenni. "Whiting Tennis.” frieze Sep. 2008. Print.

Motley, John. “Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.” The Portland Mercury 19-25 Jun. 2008. Print.

Barton, Randall. "Museum's showcase turns spotlight on five NW artists.” Portland Tribune 18 Jun. 2008. Print.

Libby, Brian. “Art currents, narrower but deeper.” The Oregonian 16 Jun. 2008. Print.

McAdams, Shane. "Whiting Tennis.” The Brooklyn Rail May 2008. Print. 

 

2006

Graves, Jen. “ The Door is Ajar.” The Stranger 17 Oct. 2006. Print. 

 

2004

McQuaid, Cate. “House of Plenty.” The Boston Globe 7 May 2004. Print.

 

2002

Levin, Kim. “I Just Can’t Pretend.” The Village Voice 30 Jul. 2002: 95. Print.

Mahoney, Robert. “Landscape.” Time Out New York 21-28 Feb. 2002: 51. Print. 

McQuaid, Cate. “Postmodern Pastoral.” The Boston Globe 19 Jan. 2002. Print. 

 

2001

Kunitz, Daniel. “Gallery Chronicle.” The New Criterion Nov. 2001: 54. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Whiting Tennis.” The New York Times 28 Sep. 2001. Print.

 

2000

Hackett, Regina. “Whiting Tennis.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2 Jun. 2000. Print.

 

1999

Milne, Victoria. “Whiting Tennis.” Art in America Jul. 1999: 105. Print.

Fredericksen, Eric. “Colonial Chic.” The Stranger 4 Feb. 1999: 17. Print. 

Updike, Robin. “Whiting Tennis’ 1999.” The Seattle Times 15 Jan. 1999. Print.

 

 

Selected Collections

 

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Amerada Hess Corporation, New York, NY

Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Penn David McFarland, Inc., Dallas , TX

Nordstrom’s, Seattle, WA

Vulcan Ventures Inc., Bellevue, WA

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY