Research on Contemporary Artists

Honolulu Museum of Art

Artist information is uploaded and listed below in alphabetical order by last name. Click the underscored name and it will send you to the document. 

If you need information on another artist, please contact the Research Chairman, Deitra Cordea. If you have research to share, email your document to and the imformation will be uploaded.

Anxiety’s Edge Checklist

Darren Almond, English, born 1971

Amnesia, 2005


Robert Arneson, American, 1930-1992

Special Assistant to the President, 1989

Temple of Fatal Laffs, 1989

Soldier, 1984 

Francis Bacon, English, 1909-1992 

Three Studies for a Self-portrait, 1983


Jose Bedia, Cuban, born 1959

El Senor de la Noche, 1992


Elizabeth Berdann, American, born 1956

Plague, 1994

oil on copper, found metal objects


Joseph Biel, American, born 1966

Untitled, 2003

graphite on paper


Douglas Bourgeois, American, born 1951

Two Poets on an Island, 1991

oil on panel


Geoff Chadsey, American, born 1967

Snoop, 2005

watercolor pencil on Mylar


Robert Colescott, American, 1925-2009

Shirley Temple Black (Aloha Shirley), 1980

acrylic on canvas

John Coplans, English, 1920-2003

Self-Portrait (Clenched Fist, Dark), 1988


Gregory Crewdson, American, born 1963

Untitled, 1994


Vincent Desiderio, American, born 1955  

Study for ‘Painting without Words,’ 1991

charcoal and pastel on paper

Lesley Dill, American, born 1950

Voices in My Head, 1997

charcoal and thread on gelatin silver print

Elizabeth Diller, American, born Poland 1954 + Ricardo Scofidio, American, born 1935

Soft Sell, 1993

Jean Dubuffet, French, 1901-1985

Personage dans un paysage (Person in a Landscape), 1960

ink on paper

x  inches

Gift of Henry and Geraldine P. Clark, 198 


Sally French, American, born 1947

Choose a Hot Spot, 1998



Heed Hurricane Warnings, 1998



Charles Garabedian, American, born 1923

Man Tearing His Heart Out, 1985-1989

oil on linen


Leon Golub, American, 1922-2004

Horsing Around II, 1982

acrylic on canvas


Douglas Gordon, Scottish, born 1966

Monster, 1996-1997

transmounted color photograph

Phillip Guston, American, 1913-1980

Alone, 1969

oil on masonite


Trenton Doyle Hancock, American, born 1974

Bye and Bye, 2002

color etchings on paper


Edward Kienholz, American, 1927-1994, and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, American, born 1943

The White Cup, 1984-1985

mixed-media (wood, metal, plaster casts, porcelain, paint and polyester resin)

[Note: this work will undergo conservation treatment in the fall and will be installed after

that, in December or January]


Kapulani Landgraf, American, born 1966

White Woman, 1995

hand-etched gelatin silver print collage


Annette Lemieux, American, born 1957

Stolen Faces, 1991

color lithograph triptych


Robert Longo, American, 1953

Arena Brains, 1986

color lithograph


Dean McNeil, American, born 1957?

In Memory of the Significant Other, ?

carved and engraved granite

Frank Moore, American, 1953-2002

Study for “Oz”, 1999

gouache, watercolor and graphite on paper


Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese, born 1951

Self-Portrait/after Marilyn Monroe, 1996

gelatin silver print


Nic Nicosa, American, born 1951

Real Pictures #11, 1988-2001

gelatin silver print


Dennis Oppenheim, American, 1938-2011

Murder in Hawaiian Shirts, 1989

celastic, silkscreened fabric, painted plastic found objects


Nam Jun Paik, Korean, 1932-2006

Warez Academy, 1994

mixed-media video installation (nineteen televisions, wood framework, bell, book covers, wood school desk, three DVDs and three DVD players)

Lari Pittman, American, born 1952

This landscape, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless, 1989

color lithograph and screenprint


Ed Ruscha, American, born 1937 

Heaven and Hell, 1988

Allison Saar, American, born 1956

Snake Man, 1994

color woodcut and lithograph


Lucas Samaras, American, born Greece 1936

Phototransformations, 1973

SX-70 Polaroid photographs

each 3 x 3 inches


Peter Saul, American, born 1934

Del Monte, 1962

oil pastel on paper

George Segal, American, 1924-2000

Street Meeting, 1982

ink and gouache on paper


Joseph Seigenthaler, American, born 1959

Swimmer, 1996



Shaw, Jim, American, born 1952

Horror a Vacui #45, 1991

ink on canvas

Jason Teraoka, American, born 1964

Walking Alone, 2007

acrylic, gouache, ink and archival glue on paper


Masami Teraoka, American, born Japan 1936

AIDS Series: Geisha and Fox, 1988

graphite and watercolor on paper

Kara Walker, American, born 1969

The Means to an End—A Shadow Drama in Five Acts, 1995

etching and aquatint, five panels

Kelley Walker, American, born 1969

Maui, 1988, 2001
Digital print on ?  (exhibition copy)


Warhol, Andy American, 1928-1987

Electric Chairs, 1971

color screenprints

William Wegman, American, born 1943

2 Philosophers Worrying About Everyday Problems, 1984?

graphite on paper


H. C. Westermann, American, 1922-1981

They Couldn’t Put “Humpty Dumpty” Back Together Again, 1980

A Soldier’s Dream, 1955


Cindy Wright, Belgian, born 1972

Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2008

oil on canvas







September 20, 2012