Jeff Koons


© Chris Fanning:

Jeff Koons




1955born in York, PA

1972 - 1975Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1975 - 1976School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1976BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD



2019Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

2018Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, New York
Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th Street, New York, New York
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, Australia

2017Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

2016Almine Rech Gallery, London, England
Newport Street Gallery, London, England Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015Gagosian Gallery, 522 W 21st Street, New York, New York
Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Norwich Castle Museums & Art Gallery, Norwich, England
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, New York

2014Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Bell Gallery and Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center, Providence, Rhode Island, UK
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, USA
Skarstedt Gallery, New York, USA
Stonescape, Napa, Italy
Pinault Collection, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

2014The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Rockefeller Center, New York

2013Brighton Museum and Gallery, Brighton, England
Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th Street, New York, New York
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York

2012Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2011High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

2010Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, New York
Galerie de Noirmont, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Conservatory, Aylesbury, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England

2009Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Serpentine Gallery, London, England

2008Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

2007Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England
Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England

2006Gagosian Gallery, London, England
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
7 World Trade Center, New York, New York

2005Lever House, New York, New York
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2004Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
C&M Arts, New York, New York
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2003Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy

2002Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
Kunsthaus Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
York College, York, Pennsylvania
Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Musée d'art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
25th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
Chosun Ilbo Art Museum, Séoul, Korea

2001Guggenheum Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2000Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Rockefeller Center, New York, New York
Papal Palace, Avignon, France

1999Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York

1998Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England

1997Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France

1995Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1994Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England

1993Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

1992San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gramo Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium

1991Christophe Van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany

1989Galerie ‘t Venster, organized by Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1988Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1987Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986 International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1985International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York
Feature Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1980New Museum, New York, New York



2018Honoree at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Gala, Washington, D.C.
Honoree at the Art Production Fund’s Upbeat Benefit, New York, NY

2017Guest Editor-in-Chief, Die Welt Newspaper, Eighth Special Art Edition Supplement, Berlin, Germany
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
Made an Honorary Member of University of Oxford's Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution for Visual Culture, Oxford, England
First Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

2016French Institute Alliance Française's Trophée des Arts Gala Honored Jeff Koons with the Trophée des Arts Award, New York, NY
Threw ceremonial first pitch at York Revolution baseball game. Jeff Koons bobble heads were given away to 1,500 fans during the “Celebrate York” series, commemorating their 10th anniversary season, York, Pennsylvania

2015Honoree at Royal Academy America Gala, An 'RAted' Evening, New York, NY
Honoree at the Riverkeeper’s Annual Fishermen’s Ball, New York, NY
Presented keys to the city of Florence by mayor Dario Nardella at Palazzo Vecchio’s grand Sala dell’Udienza, Florence, Italy
Honoree at the National YoungArts Foundation's YoungArts Backyard Ball, Miami, Florida

2014Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award, 51st Annual International Achievement Summit, San Francisco, California
Honoree at the Citizens’ Committee for Children event, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

2013State Department's Medal of Arts awarded by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Art in Embassies, Washington D.C.

2012Honoree at the Hermitage Museum Foundation's Annual Gala, The Hermitage
Museum Foundation and Phillips de Pury, New York, New York
Honoree at the Annual Spring Benefit, Friends of the High Line, New York, New York

2011Lotus Award of Distinction, The Lotus Club, New York, New York
Icon of Artistic Excellence Award, The Black Alumni of Pratt, Celebration of the Creative Spirit Benefit Dinner, New York, New York
Voice of Art Award, FEGS, New York, New York
Artist Icon Award in the Arts, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

2010Made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom
Unveiling of RxArt Jeff Koons CT Scanner installation at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois

2009Received the award in the best "Exhibition Outside the United States" category for Jeff Koons Versailles, Rob Pruitt's First Annual Arts Awards, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
The John Singleton Copley Award, The American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, New York, New York
National Arts Club Medal of Honor, New York, New York
Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni Medal of Honor, Baltimore, Maryland
Governor's Awards for the Arts Distinguished Arts Award, York, Pennsylvania

2008Honorary Doctorate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Wollaston Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

2007The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, along with The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, developed the Koons Family International Law and Policy Institute for the purpose of combating global issues of child abduction and exploitation
Promoted by President Jacques Chirac from Chevalier to Officier of the French Legion of Honor for his ongoing strengthening of relations between France and the United States
Artist of the Year, American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art & Architecture, New York, New York

2006Artistic Achievement Award, Americans For The Arts, Washington, D.C.

2005Creative Patronage Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Elected to the American Academy for Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Honored by the Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, Brooklyn, New York

2003Museum of Fine Arts School Medal Award, Boston, Massachusetts

2002Appointed to the Board of Directors, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia
Inducted to the Signet Society for Arts and Letters at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Received a Doctorate of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, from The Corcoran, Washington, D.C.
Global Vision Award, Second Annual Hope Awards, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia
Awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, Skowhegan School of Arts, New York, New York

2001Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, nominated by President Jacques Chirac and presented by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, President of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2000BZ Cultural Award from the City of Berlin, Germany

1999Art Start for Children Award, Learning Through Art/The Guggenheim Museum Children’s Program, New York, New York




ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
City of Sacramento, California
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
FRAC- Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Groninger Museum of Art, The Netherlands
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy
Museum Jumez, Mexico City, Mexico
Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne, Portugal
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Seattle Art Museum
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, England
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Germany
Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton, Ohio


The Brant Foundation, Greenwich Connecticut
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York
Collection Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Koln, Germany
The Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida
Dannheisser Foundation, New York, New York
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Equitable Corporation, New York, New York
Fondation Louis Vuitton Por la Creation, Paris
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Foundation Asher Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland
Foundation Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Francois Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art
Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland
Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Murderme Collection, London
Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
Twentieth Century Acquisitions, New York, New York
Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine

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