Born in Chicago, Joe Zucker received his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964 and now paints in East Hampton, Long Island. Zucker achieved extensive recognition in 1970s for his paintings constructed of cotton balls. Recently, Zucker has used the grid as a framework for his compositions, manipulating its structure with color, words, and diagonal lines. He shows his works frequently, in national and international exhibitions. Selection: 2004 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, 2001 Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln, 1995 Whitney Biennale, New York, 1994 Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, 1992 The Parrish Art Museum Southhampton, NY, 1986 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1985-86 Queens Museum New York, NY, 1984 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. Selected Collections:Addison Gallery of American Art, MA, Albright-Knox Museum, Denver Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Saatchi Collection, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.