A central figure in American art since the 1960s, Carl Andre’s (b. 1935, Quincy, Massachusetts) work has been guided by a commitment to pure matter in lucid geometric arrangements. He produces sculptures of rigorous simplicity by arranging unmanipulated found elements—such as bricks, lumber, and metal or stone tiles—into forms determined by the units of matter themselves and their surrounding spaces. Andre’s work has been shown extensively in important one-person and retrospective exhibitions, most recently at Dia:Beacon in New York (2014), which traveled to the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work can be found in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.