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Richard Serra Hon RA (b. 1939)

Richard Serra was born in 1938 in San Francisco, California.

He studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Yale University, Connecticut. Serra’s first solo gallery exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome (1966) and at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York (1969). His first solo museum exhibition was presented at Pasadena Art Museum (1970).

Serra’s work has since been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Serra has participated in several Documenta exhibitions (Kassel, 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987), and in La Biennale di Venizia of 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013. In 2005, eight large-scale works were permanently installed at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and in 2014, Serra installed a major permanent landscape sculpture in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in western Qatar. In 2015, Serra was awarded “Les Insignes de Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur”, France’s highest government honour.

Serra lives and works in New York and Nova Scotia, Canada.


Honorary RA

Born: 1939 in San Francisco, California, United States

Nationality: American

Elected Hon RA: 22 May 1995

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Sculpture