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BIOGRAPHY


Manuel Neri was born in 1930 in Sanger, California. Neri is recognized for his life-size figurative sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble, as well as for his association with the Bay Area Figurative movement during the 1960s. Since 1972, Neri has worked primarily with the same model, Mary Julia Klimenko, creating drawings and sculptures that merge contemporary sculptural concerns with classical forms. The anatomical skill of these works recalls the sculptures and drawings of Rodin, Giacometti and Degas. In Neri's work with the figure, he conveys an emotional inner state that is revealed through body language and gesture. In addition to his sculptural works in various media, Neri is known for his use of vibrant color in drawings and paintings on paper. In recent years, Neri has collaborated with other artists in creating limited-edition and unique artists' books.

Manuel Neri is the recipient of the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. Previous awards include the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture, Honorary Doctorate for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, Honorary Doctorate from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and Honorary Doctorate from The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.

Manuel Neri’s work is included in numerous public and private collections including: Eli Broad Family Collection, Los Angeles; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Crosby Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Denver Art Museum; Des Moines Art Center; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Gap Collection, San Francisco; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Honolulu Academy of the Arts; Janss Collection, Sun Valley, Idaho; Levi Strauss Associates, Inc., San Francisco; Memphis Brooks Art Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; The Oakland Museum, California; Palm Springs Desert Museum, California; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Seattle Art Museum; Virlane Foundation, New Orleans; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and others.



EDUCATION

1949-50
San Francisco City College, San Francisco, CA
1951-52
University of California, Berkeley
1951-56
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland
1956-58
California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco




TEACHING

1959-65
California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1963-64
University of California, Berkeley
1965-90
University of California, Davis




GRANTS AND AWARDS

1953
Oakland Art Museum, First Award in Sculpture
1957
Oakland Art Museum, Purchase Award in Painting
1959
Nealie Sullivan Award, California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco
1963
San Francisco Art Institute, 82nd Annual Sculpture Award
1965
National Art Foundation Award
1970-75
University of California at Davis, Sculpture Grant
1979
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1980
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant
1982
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Academy-Institute Award in Art
1985
San Francisco Arts Commission, Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture
1990
San Francisco Art Institute, Honorary Doctorate for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture
1992
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA, Honorary Doctorate
1995
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, Honorary Doctorate


COMMISSIONS

1980-82
Office of the State Architect, State of California, Commission for marble sculpture Tres Marías for The Bateson Building, Sacramento, CA
1987
North Carolina National Bank, Commission for marble sculpture Española for NCNB Tower, Tampa, FL
The Linpro Company, Commission for marble sculpture Passage for the Christina Gateway Project, Wilmington, DE
U.S. General Services Administration, Commission for marble sculpture Ventana al Pacífico for U.S. Courthouse, Portland, OR
1994
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1957
The 6 Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June
1959
Spatsa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1960
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June 20–July 16
1963
New Mission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Neri Sculpture, July 20–August 17
1964
Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1966
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Neri Sculpture
1968
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1969
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1970
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1971
Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
San Francisco Museum of Art, Arts of San Francisco: Manuel Neri, August 6– September 5. Brochure
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri at Quay, November 9–27
1972
Sacramento State College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Work by Manuel Neri, March 22–April 18
Davis Art Center, Davis, CA, Manuel Neri: New Sculpture, October 27–November 16
1974
Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, February 13–March 8
Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Installations, October 3–23
1975
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, April 1–26
1976
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, New York, Neri Sculpture, March 16–April 10
80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA, The Remaking of Mary Julia: Sculpture in Process, May 4–15
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Manuel Neri, Sculptor, Sept. 21–Nov. 28. Travel: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, March 12–May 1, 1977. Catalogue
1977
ArtSpace/Open Ring, E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Manuel Neri: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, July 22–August 20. Catalogue
1979
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, May 15–June 9
1980
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, April 1–30
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, Manuel Neri: Drawings, July 1–31
Grossmont College Gallery, El Cajon, CA, November 10–December 10
1981
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Manuel Neri, January 15–March 1. Catalogue
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, February 7–28. Brochure
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, Manuel Neri: Sculpture/Drawings, May 7–June 5
The Art Museum Association, Manuel Neri: Drawings and Bronzes. Travel through 1983: Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding, CA; Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA; Gardiner State University Art Gallery, Stillwater, OK; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; North Dakota State University, Fargo; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, TX; Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA; Florida International University, Miami; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI; Laumeier International Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO. Brochure
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, November 17–December 19
1982
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, November 7–27
1983
Middendorf/Lane Gallery, Washington, DC, Manuel Neri, Sculpture and Drawings, January 26–February 22
1984
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri, Sculpture and Drawings, February 23–March 24
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC, March 1031
Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, The Human Figure: Sculpture and Drawings by Manuel Neri, March 26–April 13
Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich, Switzerland, April 16–June 7
1985
Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, October 15–November 12. Catalogue
1986
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, February 1–March 1
1987
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, March 14–April 22
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX, November 24–December 22
1988
College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, Manuel Neri, A Personal Selection, April 14–May 21. Brochure
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, April 28–May 28
James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, October 29–November 27
1989
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, March 10–April 3
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Manuel Neri, New Works: Marble and Plaster, April 29–May 27
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Manuel Neri: Plaster, May 25–July 23. Catalogue
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, June 1–July 9
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Manuel Neri: Sculpture of the 1980s, November 18–December 25. Catalogue
1990
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, March 21–April 21
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, Manuel Neri: Bronzes, August 10–October 21. Catalogue
Bingham Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN, Manuel Neri: Works on Paper, October 19–November 13
San Marco Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA, November 15–December 15
Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL, Manuel Neri, December 28–January 23, 1991
1991
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, Manuel Neri, February 2–23
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, Manuel Neri: Drawings, Part I. 1953–1974, April 7–May 19
Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Manuel Neri, April 12–June 15
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Manuel Neri, June 1–August 31
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, Manuel Neri: Drawings, Part II. 1974–1991, October 13–December 6
1992
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, March 5–April 4
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, March 27–May 2
Margulies\Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, May 7–June 11
Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA, She Said: I Tell You It Doesn't Hurt Me, June 5–August 16
1993
Bingham Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN, January 8–31
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Manuel Neri, New Work: Marbles, Bronzes and Works on Paper, January 28–March 6
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, February 11–March 9
University of Alabama Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, Manuel Neri–Drawings and Sculpture, March 26–May 2
Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton, NY, Manuel Neri: Painted and Unpainted, July 31–September 19. Catalogue
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Manuel Neri: Recent Work, August 31–October 2. Catalogue
1994
Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, February 2–23
Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, Manuel Neri: Master Artist Tribute III, November 11–December 23. Catalogue
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, December 2, 1994–January 15, 1995
1995
Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris, France, Manuel Neri: Sculptures et Dessins, January 21–February 28
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, March 11–April 15
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri: Recent Drawings, May 23–June 24
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, Manuel Neri: Bronze Sculpture and Drawing, November 10, 1995–January 6, 1996
Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, Manuel Neri—Classical Expressions: Sculpture and Drawings, November 16–December 31. Travel: Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, February 15–March 16, 1996; Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July 5–30, 1996. Catalogue
1996
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN, Manuel Neri: Recent Drawings and Sculpture, February 9–March 7
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Manuel Neri: A Sculptor’s Drawings. Travel: Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, June 1–August 11; Academy of Art College, San Francisco, April 13–May 17, 1997; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE, August 22–October 26, 1997; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, February 1–March 29, 1998; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, April 24–June 21, 1998. Catalogue
1997
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Manuel Neri: Early Work 1953–1978, February 1–May 5. Travel: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, June 7– September 14; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, January 10– May 3, 1998. Catalogue
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Manuel Neri: Recent Marble Sculpture, February 1–May 5. Brochure
San Marco Art Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA, Manuel Neri, March 3–29
Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris, France, Manuel Neri: Sculptures et Dessins, March 18– April 25
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Manuel Neri, March 22–April 26
Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri, May 27–June 28
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, Manuel Neri: Recent Works, June 15– September 7
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Manuel Neri, June 30–July 31
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, Manuel Neri: Recent Drawings, Bronze and Marble Sculpture, November 8, 1997–January 3, 1998
1998
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, March 7–31
Loggia, 1998 Decorators’ Show House, Crosby Estate, Hillsborough, CA, April 26– May 24
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA, Manuel Neri, May 3–July 2
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, October 21, 1998–January 24, 1999
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Manuel Neri, November 14–December 31
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York,, Manuel Neri – Recent Work, December 1, 1998– January 9, 1999
1999
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA, Manuel Neri: Sculpture, February 6–March 2
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Manuel Neri: Sculpture & Drawings, May 19–June 19
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, Manuel Neri, September 11–October 16
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV, Manuel Neri: Drawings and Sculpture, October 14–November 6
2000
Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, February 15–March 20
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Manuel Neri: Recent Works, July 7–August 1
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Manuel Neri: Recent Bronzes, Marbles, Plasters and Drawings, September 5–October 26
2001
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA, Manuel Neri, April 7–May 1
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri, Paintings and Sculpture: 1958–1970, October 4–27. Catalogue
2002
B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA, Manuel Neri/Japonais: Sculpture and Paintings on Paper, May 2–June 1
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, Manuel Neri: Sculpture/Drawings, November 1– December 28
2003
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Manuel Neri—Metamorphosis: Recent Figurative Sculpture, February 6–March 29. Catalogue
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, March 22–April 19
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, June 29–July 28
2004
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, Collaboration and the Creative Process: Artists' Books by Manuel Neri and Mary Julia Klimenko, April 16–June 4
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Manuel Neri: Recent Marble Sculpture, June 3– July 31


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1955
The 6 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1957
The 6 Gallery, San Francisco, Bruce McGaw/Manuel Neri, January
1959
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, Paintings by Sam Francis, Wally Hedrick, and Fred Martin, Sculpture by Wally Hedrick and Manuel Neri, February 3–22
1960
Batman Gallery, San Francisco, Group Show, December
1961
Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, The Nude, September
1962
Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford, CA, Some Points of View–'62, October 30– November 20. Catalogue
Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, San Francisco 9
Primus-Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (exhibition with Joan Brown)
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Works in Clay
Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
1963
San Francisco Art Institute, Some New Art in the Bay Area, March–April
Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley CA, Thirty Sculptors, June 1–23
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, California Sculpture Today, August 4–September 15
San Francisco Art Institute, 82nd Annual Invitational
Primus-Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1964
Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford, CA, Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area, October 8–November 29. Catalogue
David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, Joan Brown/Manuel Neri, November–December
1965
San Francisco Museum of Art, Bay Region: Prints and Drawings (two-artist show with Wayne Thiebaud), January 12–February 21
1966
University of California, Irvine, Abstract Expressionist Ceramics. Travel: San Francisco Museum of Art
Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, The Slant Step Show, September
1967
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, Funk Art, April 18–May 29
California State College, Fullerton, Recorded Images/Dimensional Media, October 20– November 12
1968
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, The West Coast Now, February 9–March 6. Travel: San Francisco and Los Angeles
San Francisco Museum of Art, On Looking Back: Bay Area, 1945–1962, August 8– September 8
University of Nevada, Reno, Sculpture Invitational. Catalogue
1969
Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, The Repair Show, March 13–April 4
Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Artists: Leonard Edmondson, Joseph Raffael, Manuel Neri, August 8–31
Jason Aver Gallery, San Francisco, Four Man Show: Tony De Lap, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Manuel Neri, December
Reed College, Portland, OR, Six Bay Area Artists
1970
Memorial Union Gallery, University of California, Davis, Garden Show, January
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, The Eighties, March 17–April 12
San Francisco Art Institute, Manuel Neri and William Geis, September–October
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture
1971
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Sculptured Lines (with Harold Paris and Gerald Walburg), July 27–September 5
University of Nevada, Reno, Manuel Neri and William Wiley, October
St. Mary's College Art Gallery, Moraga, CA, The Good Drawing Show, October 30– November 26. Catalogue
1972
E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Sampler I, April 1–May 7. Travel: The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1973
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, A Ladder Show, October 6–31. Catalogue
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Drawing Invitational
1974
San Francisco Museum of Art, A Third World Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, June 8–July 28. Catalogue
1975
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Public Sculpture/Urban Environment, September–December
JPL Gallery, London, England, Sculptors as Draughtsmen
JPL Gallery, London, California Gold (Sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency), October 15–November 21. Travel through 1978 to Museums and galleries in Europe, the Middle East, and India. Catalogue
1976
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY, Graphics from the International Institute of Experimental Printmaking, February 12–March 6
San Francisco Museum of Art, California Painting and Sculpture: The Modern Era, September 3, 1976–January 2, 1977. Travel: National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC. Catalogue
San Francisco Art Institute, Other Sources: An American Essay, September 17– November 7. Catalogue
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, The Handmade Paper Object, October 29–November 29. Travel: The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL. Catalogue
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, The Biennale of Sydney, November 11–December 19. Catalogue
1977
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, California Bay Area Art-–Update, May 6– June 15. Catalogue
Kenmin Prefecture Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo/Bay Area Exchange of Contemporary Art: Kenmin Prefecture Hall, Tokyo/80 Langton Street San Francisco, October 25–November 12
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, DC, Paper as Medium. Travel. Catalogue
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1978
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, Bay Area Art of the 60's and 70's, The Gift of Dr. Sam West, January 8–March 19. Catalogue
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, A Century of Ceramics in the United States 1878–1978. Catalogue
1979
Independent Curators, New York, NY, Masks. Travel in US through 1981
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 10" x 10"
1980
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, Sculpture in California 1975–1980, May 9–June 22
International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC, The Eleventh International Sculpture Conference Exhibition, June
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970s, June 8–August 24. Catalogue
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 20 American Artists, July 24–September 7. Catalogue
1981
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Art Institute Alumni:Selections from the Permanent Collection, January 8–March 8
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco Alumni Exhibition, January 9– March 9
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, Davis School: Prints and Drawings, January 24–February 22
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, The Sun Gallery, July 24–August 30. Catalogue
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Variants: Drawings by Sculptors, October 15, 1981–May 30, 1982
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, Hassam Fund Purchase Exhibit, November 16–December 20
1982
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, March 8–April 4
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, Paintings and Sculptures by Recipients of Art Awards, May 19–June 13
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, Bay Area Sculpture from the Collection, Summer
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 100 Years of Sculpture, August 7–October 17. Catalogue
Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA, Forgotten Dimension: A Survey of Small Sculpture in California Now. Traveled by the Art Museum Association: San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA; Center for the Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal; Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, CO; Florida International University, Miami; Laumeier International Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton. Catalogue
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Memorial Union Art Gallery, and Pence Gallery, University of California, Davis, Sculptors at UC Davis: Past & Present, September 20– October 29. Catalogue
DeSaisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, Northern California Art of the Sixties, October 12–December 12. Catalogue
1983
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Resource/Reservoir, CCAC: 75 Years, January 13–February 27. Brochure
Sarah Lawrence Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, The United States of the Arts, February 1–March 13. Brochure
Seattle Art Museum, Recent West Coast Acquisitions, February 12–April 26
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Selections from the Permanent Collection/ Sculpture, April–June 5
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bay Area Collects, April 21–June 26
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, California Contemporary: Recent Work of Twenty-three Artists, May 1–29. Catalogue
Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, The Sixth Day, May 8–June 15. Catalogue
Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, Sculpture Now: Recent Figurative Works, October 11–November 13
1984
Spokane Center Gallery, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Figurative Bronze Sculpture, January 13–February 23
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, Painters at UC Davis, Part I: 1950s–1960s, January 23–February 21
California State University, Long Beach, Figurative Sculpture: Ten Artists/Two Decades, March 13–April 29. Catalogue
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Drawings Since 1974, March 15–May 13. Catalogue
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Sculpture Show (Organized by California/International Arts Foundation), June 2–August 12. Travel: CAPC (Musee d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux), Bordeaux, France; Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England; Sonja Henies og Neils Onstads Stiftelser, Høvikodden (Oslo), Norway. Catalogue
The Oakland Museum, Dilexi Years, October 13–December 1
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, Works in Bronze, A Modern Survey, November 2–December 16. Travel through 1986. Catalogue
Seattle Art Museum, American Sculpture: Three Decades, November 15, 1984–January 27, 1985
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 36th Annual Purchase Exhibition: Hassam and Speicher Fund, November 19–December 16. Brochure
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The 20th Century: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection, December 9, 1984–February 17, 1985. Catalogue
1985
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Collects, Part I, January 26–March 24. Catalogue
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–1980, June 15–August 18
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, Body & Soul: Aspects of Recent Figurative Sculpture, September 5–October 12. Travel: Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC; Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA; Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL; Visual Arts Gallery, Florida International University, Miami; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL. Catalogue
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, November 7, 1985–January 12, 1986. Travel to: De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA; Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI. Catalogue
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Contemporary Bronze: Six in the Figurative Tradition, November 19, 1985–January 19, 1986. Travel: Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA. Catalogue
1986
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, Cal Collects, April 2–May 18. Brochure
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, Figurative Sculpture: The 80s, June 10–July 3
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Sculpture: 1959–1980, July 20– August 24
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL, Collectors' Choice, October 1986–February 1987
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, Casting Across America: An Artist Selects, October 10–November 9
1987
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, California Figurative Sculpture, January 30–March 15. Catalogue
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Thirty From 25, April 24– May 22. Catalogue
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Contemporary Hispanic Art in the United States, May 2–July 26. Travel: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM; Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Catalogue
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK, The Eloquent Object, September 20, 1987–January 3, 1988. Travel: The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. Catalogue
Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Sculptors' Works on Paper, September 28–October 14
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 39th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition, November 16–December 13
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, Sculptors on Paper: New Work, December 5, 1987–January 31, 1988. Travel: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Catalogue
1988
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Sheldon Sampler: One Hundred American Masterworks. Catalogue
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, West Coast Contemporary, July 14–August 14
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920–1970, September 29, 1988–January 27, 1989. Travel: El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL. Catalogue
Leavenworth Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, KS, Contemporary Masters Kansas Tour: Selections from the Collection of Southwestern Bell Corporation, November 4–December 26. Travel in Kansas: Kansas to Baker Arts Center, Liberal; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University; Salina Arts Center, Salina; Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia; Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka. Catalogue
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Art on Paper, November 13–December 11
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Cast in Walla Walla, November 14–December 16
Art Department Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Counter Visions: Pioneers in Bay Area Art, November 16–December 9. Brochure
1989
California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age, March 16–April 30. Catalogue
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, A.C.D.H.H.H.J.N.P.P.S.T., April 23–May 24
Security Pacific Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sculptural Intimacies: Recent Small-Scale Work, November 12, 1989–January 6, 1990. Catalogue
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bay Area Figurative Art: 1950–1965, December 14, 1989–February 4, 1990. Travel: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Catalogue
1990
Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA, Lyrical Vision: The '6' Gallery, 1954–1957, January 12–February 23. Catalogue
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, National Drawing Invitational, March 1–April 8
Barbara Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC, Manuel Neri, Erik Levine, Mel Chin, June 5–July 28
Queens Museum, Queens, NY, The Expressionist Surface: Contemporary Art in Plaster, June 9–August 1. Catalogue
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH, California A-Z and Return, June 24–August 19. Catalogue
1991
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Large Scale Works on Paper, February 21– March 16. Catalogue
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Sculpture: Visions Transformed III, July 5–August 9
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, New Acquisitions, September 11–November 17
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA, Sculptural Perspectives for the Nineties, October 6–December 29. Catalogue
Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Pasión por Frida, October 11, 1991– January 31, 1992. Travel. Catalogue
1992
Colorado University Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, Visiting Artist Program: 20th Anniversary Show, January 15–February 22. Catalogue.
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, California North and South, February 13–April 15
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Gifts and Acquisitions in Context, May 21–July 5
1993
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, The Human Factor: Figurative Sculpture Reconsidered, March 14–July 4. Catalogue
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, Beyond the Bay: The Figure, May 12–June 27
Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA, Now and Again: Figure and Landscape, October 2–November 21
Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX, Human Nature–Human Form, October 30– December 12. Brochure
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 45th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, November 8–December 5
1994
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, Lyricism & Light, January 20–April 24. Brochure
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, California in the '70s: Bay Area Painting and Sculpture Revisited, March 2–30
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks from the Di Rosa Collection, March 11–May 8. Catalogue
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Spring/Summer Exhibition, May 21–September 30. Catalogue
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, The Essential Gesture, October 15– December 31. Catalogue
The White House, Washington, DC, Twentieth Century American Sculpture at The White House, October 1994–February 24, 1995. Brochure
1995
Nationsbank Plaza, Charlotte, NC, Black & White & Read All Over, January 16– October 31. Catalogue
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Selections from the Permanent Collection of Painting and Sculpture (Inaugural Exhibition), January 18–April 25
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, California in the 1960s: Funk Revisited, February 1–28
Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, Working Together: Joan Brown and Manuel Neri, 1958–1964, March 21–April 29. Catalogue
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, Spoleto Festival USA, March 26–June 11
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Recent Acquisitions, April 12–June
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, Concept in Form: Artists' Sketchbooks & Maquettes, October 5, 1995–January 7, 1996
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, A Bay Area Connection: Works from the Anderson Collection, November 1, 1995–January 28, 1996
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Beat Culture and the New America, 1950–1965, November 8, 1995–February 4, 1996. Travel: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. Catalogue
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Treasures of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, November 11, 1995–March 3, 1996
1996
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, The Robert Arneson Tribute Exhibition, May 22–June 15. Brochure
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Illustrious History 1871–1996, November 12–December 11. Travel: Salander-O’Reilly Gallery, New York; Montgomery Gallery and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco. Catalogue
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Beat Galleries and Beyond, October 9–November 8
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 48th American Academy Purchase Exhibition, November 4–December 1
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 20th Century Art from the Museum’s Collection, November
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Collection Highlights: 1945 to the Present, April 12, 1996–June 1, 1997
1997
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, The 4th Annual Artists’ Valentine, January 21–February 8
Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, Twenty-First Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, February 19–March 19. Catalogue
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, The View from Denver: Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art Museum, July 4, 1997–Spring 1998. Travel: Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. Catalogue
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Cast Contemporary Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry, August 30–September 28. Brochure
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, A Theater of Art, November 13–December 31
1998
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Works on Paper, March 21–April 25
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, and Scottsdale, AZ, A Theatre of Art II, August 28– October 17. Brochure
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Scottsdale, AZ, A Theatre of Art III, November 14–December 31. Brochure
1999
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, What is Art For?: William T. Wiley & Mary Hull Webster & 100 Artists, March–July 25
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Large Paintings, May 11–June 19
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, May 23–September 12. Catalogue
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA, Self Images, July 10–August 3
Isetan Museum of Art, Japan, California Classics: Highlights from the Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 10– August 8. Travel in Japan: Fukui City Art Museum, August 13– September 12; Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, September 19– October 24; Tochigo Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, October 31– December 5. Catalogue
Denver Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Galleries, July 31– December 5
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Twenty-Five Treasures, September 7– October 9. Catalogue
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Homage to the San Francisco Art Institute: Artists Who Transformed American Culture, October 1– 30
The White House, Washington, DC, Twentieth Century American Sculpture at The White House: Exhibition VIII, October 1999–October 2000. Brochure
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Holiday Selections: Recent Work by Gallery Artists, November 16–December 18
2000
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, 32nd Annual Art Auction, January 29–March 10. Catalogue
Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco, Omaggio a Modesto Lanzone: Artists, Galleries & Friends, March 23–June 4
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Summer Exhibition, June 9–July 28
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Summer Reading, August 4–September 1
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Riva Yares 2000: The First 35 Years, September 1– October 16. Travel: Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, November 4–December 31. Catalogue
B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA, Generations II, October 24–December 2
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Modern Masters: Works onPaper, December 2, 2000–January 27, 2001
2001
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Kinds of Drawing, March 13–April 13. Catalogue
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Summer Exhibition, July 21– September 16. Catalogue
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Selected Modern Works, August 2– September 1
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism—Select Works, September 6–October 27. Catalogue
2002
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, CCAC Tribute, June–July
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, A Theater of Art IV, August 9–September 30
2003
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Color, January 18–-March 20
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, American Artists in Tuscany, July 9–August 23
Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, Form & Conscience: Figurative Art from Mid-Century to Present, July 11–August 30
Carl Schlossberg Fine Arts at the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, The Peninsula Show 2003, November 1–9
2004
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, Small-Scale Sculpture: Movement and Form, February 5–March 27


 

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