biography

Caio Fonseca, American, born 1959, was raised in New York City. In 1978 he went to Barcelona where he studied and painted until 1983. He moved to Pietrasanta (Lucca) in 1985 where he worked until 1989. After two years in Paris, he returned to New York and now divides his time between Pietrasanta and his studio in Manhattan on East Fifth Street. His works are held in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the United States.


selected solo exhibitions

2015 Octavia Gallery New Orleans 

2015 Paul Kasmin Gallery, Caio Fonseca: NewPaintings 

2014 PTayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY 

2013 Octavaia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
212Gallery, Aspen, CO 

2012 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 

2011 Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY 

2010 Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
Private Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK 

2008 The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY 

2007 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO 

2004 Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 

2003 Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA 

2002 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 

2001 Doug Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA 

2000 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, MO
David Floria Galley, Aspen, CO 

1999 Robert Miller Gallery, New York
University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC 

1998 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Knoedler & Co., New York 

1996 Knoedler & Co., New York
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Merideth Long & Co., Houston 

1995 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

1994 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York 

1993 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York 

1991 Galeria Anna Ricart, Barcelona 

1985 Villa D'elatre, Lucca, Italy 


2012 "Selected Paintings," Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA 

2008 “Contemporary Watercolors,” The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 

2007 “Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO 

2006 “Sliding Scales,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
“Black + White," Nathan A. Bernstein & Co., Ltd., New York, NY 

2005 “Cross Section,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 

2003 “Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection”, Cleveland
Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 

2002 "New York Renaissance: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art," Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
"Abstraction," Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA 

2001 "Summer 2001," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 

2000 "Painting," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 

1999 "Processes," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada
"Acquisitions," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Abstraction," Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI 

1997 "Basically Black & White," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
"Purely Painting," Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
"Contemporary Masterworks," Knoedler & Co., New York 

1996 "The New York Scene 1996," Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden 

1995 "Under Glass", Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
"Essence & Persuasion: The Power of Black & White ", The Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

1994 "About Color," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York 

1993 "Essentials," Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
"Summer Invitational," David Bietzel Gallery, New York 

selected group exhibitions


The Museum of Modern Art, New York 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 
The Brooklyn Museum, New York 
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 
The North Caroline Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina 
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin 
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri 
The United States Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria 
The United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria 
The United States Embassy, Manila, The Philippines 
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Ohio 
Cesar Pelli, architect. Reagan National Airport Washington D.C., Mural commission. 
Renzo Piano, architect. Bovis Lend Lease, Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia Mural commission. 
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, California 
Goldman Sachs, New York, New York 
The Microsoft Collection, Seattle, Washington 
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) Valencia, Spain 
Legg Mason Building, Baltimore, Maryland, Mural commission 
W.R. Grace Building, New York, New York, Mural commission

selected public collections