Chris Ware, Biography
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, 1967.
BFA, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1989.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1991-1993.
Selected Awards.
Hoi Fellow, United States Artists Fellowship, 2006.
“L'Alph Art” award, Angouleme, France, 2003.
Guardian First Book Award, 2001.
American Book Award, 2000.
Eisner and Harvey Comic book awards (18 total), 1994-2006.
Selected solo exhibitions.
Gallerie Anneé, Haarlem, Holland, Summer 1998.
Fumetto Luzerner Comi x -Festival, Luzern, Switzerland, Spring 1999.
Presspop Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, Summer 2000.
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, Spring 2003.
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Spring 2005.
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, Autumn 2005.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Spring 2006.
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007.
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, February, 2008.
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, April, 2008.
Selected collective exhibitions.
“Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware.” Cultureel Centrum Romaanse Poort, Leuven, Belgium, Autumn 1999.
“Dan Clowes and Chris Ware.” Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, May 2001.
“Summer Reading: The Recreation of Language in 20th Century Art.” Loeb Art Center; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Summer 2001.
“American Comics,” Angouleme Center for Bande Desinee, 2002.
Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March, 2002.
“Word Works,” Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, June - August, 2003.
“Artwork from McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Number 13,” Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, June 2004.
“Finesse,” Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, June 2004.
“Untold Tales,” Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, June 2004.
“Speak: Nine Cartoonists,” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, January —February 2006.
Masters of Comics, Hammer Museum, Fall 2005/Milwaukee Art Museum, Spring 2006/Jewish Museum New York, Autumn 2006.
“Fumetto International: Cultural Changes in Contemporary Comics,” Triennale, Milan, Italy, Summer, 2006.
Selected publications.
“Building Stories,” weekly newspaper comic strip, The New York Times, Fall 2005 — Spring 2006.
“The ACME Novelty Library,” issues 1-15, Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 1993-2001.
“The ACME Novelty Library,” issues 16 - present, Chicago: The ACME Novelty Library, 2005 - present.
“Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth,” New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
“The Acme Novelty Datebook,” Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2003.
“McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,” guest editor, issue number 13, 2004.
“Lost Buildings,” collaboration with Ira Glass, published Fall 2004.
“The ACME Novelty Library Report to Shareholders,” Pantheon Books, Fall 2005.
“Best American Comics 2007,” guest editor, Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
“The Acme Novelty Datebook, Volume II” Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2007.
Selected Bibliography.
Sedaris, David. “The Book You Have to Read.” Entertainment Weekly, February 23rd, 2001.
McGrath, Charles. “Not Funnies,” New York Times Magazine, July 11th, 2004.
Raeburn, Daniel. “Chris Ware.” Laurence King Books, London, 2004.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Words and Pictures — Graphic Novels Come of Age.” The New Yorker, October 17th, 2005.
Eggers, Dave. “Interview with a Silly Person who Thought Ware Could Not Draw,” catalogue essay, Masters of American Comics, 2005.