DeWain Valentine

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Born in 1936 in Fort Collins, CO
Lives And Works In Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Ruhrtriennale 2017, Ruhr, Germany

2015
Almine Rech Gallery, London
David Zwirner, New York

2014
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris

2012
‘De Wain Valentine : Human Scale’, GMOA, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA

2011
From Start To Finish: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column (1975-76). Presented By The Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Center / J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

2010
DeWain Valentine, Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

2009
DeWain Valentine, Museum Of Design Art & Architecture. Spf: AGallery, Culver City, CA

2008
DeWain Valentine, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego

2005
DeWain Valentine, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

1993
DeWain Valentine, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA

1991
DeWain Valentine, Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1985
DeWain Valentine, Honolulu Academy Of Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, HI

1984
DeWain Valentine, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1983
DeWain Valentine, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

1982
DeWain Valentine, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
DeWain Valentine, Missouri Botanical Garden, La Jolla, CA
DeWain Valentine, Laumeier Gallery, Laumeier International Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

1981
DeWain Valentine, Projects Studio One, Institute For Art And Urban Resources, New York

1979
DeWain Valentine, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles
DeWain Valentine, Fine Arts Gallery, University Of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

1975
DeWain Valentine, La Jolla Museum Of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
DeWain Valentine, Long Beach Museum Of Art, Long Beach, CA
DeWain Valentine, Art Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

1970
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
DeWain Valentine: Recent Sculpture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1969
DeWain Valentine, Henry Art Gallery, University Of Washington, Seattle
DeWain Valentine, Fine Arts Gallery, University Of British Olumbia, Vancouver, Canada
DeWain Valentine, Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

1968
DeWain Valentine, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
DeWain Valentine, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
DeWain Valentine, University Of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

1964
DeWain Valentine, The Gallery, Denver, CO

1960
DeWain Valentine, University Of Colorado Fine Arts Gallery, Boulder, CO

1958
DeWain Valentine, University Of Colorado, Department Of Architecture Gallery, Boulder, CO
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
‘Sculpture Exhibition’, Château de Boisgeloup, Gisors, France
'Plastic Show', Almine Rech Gallery, London

2016
'From here to eternity', Maison Particulière, Brussels
'Accrochages', curated by Caroline Bourgeois, François Pinault Foundation, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
'Daniel Buren. A fresco', BOZAR, Brussels

2015
'LAX-MIA: LIGHT+SPACE', curated by Parallel, The Surf Club, Surfside, FL
'African American Scultpure', MOAH, Lancaster, CA
'Seeing the Light: Illuminating Objects', Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA

2014
'Painting and Sculpture II', MoMA, New York
'CLEAR', Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
'Platform', Curated by Nicolas Trembley, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels
'50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

2013
‘New Acquisition 2013’, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT
‘Transulence’, Frank Lloyd, Santa Monica, CA
‘9 from LA’, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle
‘Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture’, Norton Simon Museum, Passadena, CA

2012
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents In L.A. Painting And Sculpture, 1950-1970, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2011
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents In L.A. Painting And Sculpture, 1950-1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Pacific Standard Time: Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego

2010
New School Cool Eric Johnson & DeWain Valentine, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Artist’s Museum, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Cavalcade Of Surf, Nyehaus, New York
Pacific Vibrations, Nyehaus, New York
Swell: Art 1950 – 2010, Metro Pictures, New York
The Last Plastics Show, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA
Primary Atmospheres: Works From California 1960-1970, David Zwirner Gallery, New York

2008
Big Stuff: Works From The Permanent Collection, The University Of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
La - A Select Survey Of Art From Los Angeles, Center For Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

2007
Equinox: Selections From The Permanent Collection, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Left Coast, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
Imaging + Imaging California, Orange County Museum Of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2006
Translucence: Southern California Art From The 1960’S & 1970’S, Norton Simon Museum Of Art, Pasadena, CA

2005
West! Frank Gehry And The Artists Of Venice Beach, 1962-1978, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2003
Views And Visions: Exploring The California Landscape, Orange County Museum Of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Surf Culture: Surf Photography And Board Design In Hawai’i, The Contemporary Museum At First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, Hi
Ace Gallery Los Angeles

1999
The Art Of Craft: Works From The Saxe Collection, The M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco

1998
Radical Past: Contemporary Art And Music In Pasadena, 1960-1974, Norton Simon Museum Of Art, Pasadena, CA

1995
Images Of An Era: Selections From The Permanent Collection, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1994
Too Cool: Assemblage And Finish Fetish In Los Angeles, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wi

1993
On Water, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Custom Culture, Laguna Beach Museum Of Art, Laguna, CA
Malibu International Sculpture Exhibition, Carl Schlosberg Exhibitions, Inc., Malibu, CA

1992
Sculptures De Verre Contemporaines D’artistes Européens, Américains, Japonais, Musée Des Art Décoratifs De La Ville De Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

1991
Retrospective And Prospective: The Art Rental And Sales Gallery Salutes The 25Th Anniversary Of The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles
Finish Fetish: La’s Cool School, Fisher Gallery, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles
Maquettes By California Artists, Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, CA
Gallery Group And Other Great Things, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Malibu In June: Works By California Artists, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Malibu, CA
Thirty Years Of The Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 1961-1991, Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, Honolulu, Hi

1990
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibit, The State Foundation On Culture And The Arts, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hi
Function Follows Form: Jewelry And Functional Objects By Artists, Sylvia White Gallery, Los Angeles
American Artists In Jewelry, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Graphics Arts Council, Los Angeles
Skulptur Fra California, Sonja Henies-Niels Onstads Foundation, Oslo

1989
American Artists In Jewelry, Circle Gallery, Denver; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Gilman Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL; Under Exhibition Title Images Of American Pop Culture, Lafort Museum, Tokyo, Japan
All In The Family, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA
Marmo: New Italian Stone Age, California Museum Of Science And Industry, Loker Gallery, Los Angeles
Sculpture: Visions Transformed, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Sculpture: Works With Water, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA
Contemporary American Artists & Sculptors: Selected Works From The Corporate Collection Of Pacific Enterprises, Gensler And Associates Architects, Los Angeles

1988
Art In Public Buildings, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
American Artists In Jewelry, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York; Harcus Gallery, Boston; Carlyn Gallery, NY; Circle Gallery, San Diego; Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica; Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles
California Gold, Parallel Art Gallery, Del Mar, CA
West Coast Contemporary, Sierra Nevada Museum Of Art, Reno, NV

1987
Sculpture Of The Sixties, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, HI
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Focus Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
G. H., Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD
American Artists In Jewelry, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica; Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco; Art/La 1987 Los Angeles

1986
Pop Art, Minimal Art, Etc.: Artists In Residence, Aspen 1965-1970, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Colecção Frederick R. Weisman, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

1985
Sculptures, Cartier Foundation For Contemporary Art, Jouy-Enjosas, France
California Sends Her Best, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Artists For Artists Honor Patrick Hogan, Jerry Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Accent On Glass, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles

1984
California Sculpture Show, Fisher Gallery, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles;
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall College, West Yorkshire, England; Sonja Henies-Niels Onstads Foundation, Oslo
Americans In Glass 1984, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Welton Becket Associates, Santa Monica, CA
Art At 222, Prudential Insurance Company Of America, El Segundo, CA

1983
Valentines 1983, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Selected Works, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Group Exhibition, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Urban Sculpture-Architectural Concerns, Security Pacific National Bank, Gallery At The Plaza, Los Angeles

1982
Exchange Between Artists, 1931-1982: Poland And Usa, Museum Of Modern Art, Paris; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Aspects Of Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
International Directions In Glass Art, The Art Gallery Of Western Australia; The National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne; The Tasmanian Museum Of Art, Hobart; Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, New South Wales; Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Sydney
100 Years Of Sculpture. Oakland Museum California Art On The Road, Laguna Beach Museum Of Art (Touring) Forgotten Dimension: A Survey Of Small Sculpture In California Now, Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA

1981
California Innovations, California State University, Fullerton, And Palm Springs Desert Museum Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions, Independent Curators, New York; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University Of Texas, Austin, TX
Southern California Artists: 1940-1980, Laguna Beach Museum Of Art, Laguna, CA
Lonny Gans, Venice, CA
West/East, Projects Studio One, New York

1980
Southern California Drawing, University Of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Situational Imagery, University Of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Six Los Angeles Sculptors, Federal Reserve Bank, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles
Sculpture In California 1975-1980, San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego
50Th Anniversary, Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York
In The Constructivist Spirit, Janus Gallery, Venice, CA
Protech Macintosh Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1979
California Perceptions: Light And Space, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

1978
Change Inc., West Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles, Ca; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA
Drawings For Outdoor Sculpture. John Weber Gallery, New York; Mead Art Gallery, Amherst College, Ma; University Of California Art Galleries, Santa Barbara, Ca; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Corpus Christie, TX; Haden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; The Aspen Center For The Visual Arts, CO
Sculpture 1978, City Of Los Angeles Mall, Los Angeles
Recent Acquisitions, La Jolla Museum Of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

1977
Two Decades 1957-1977: American Sculpture From Northwest Collections, Museum Of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Private Images, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles
California Light, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Photographs By Southern California Painters And Sculptors, College Of Creative Studies, University Of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
One Hundred Plus, Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1976
Contemporary Masters, Libra Gallery, Claremont, CA
American Salon De Refuses, Stamford Museum; Nature Center Stamford, Ct
Artworks, Milwaukee, WI
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Usa: Southern California, American Embassy, Tokyo

1975
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Galleries Denise Rene, New York
Libra Gallery, Claremont College, Claremont, CA
Art Museum, University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1973
American Art 1948-1973, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
The Kleinberg Foundation Gift Of Contemporary Art Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles
Three To One: Cooper, Orr And Valentine. Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
Seventy-First American Annual Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Il
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Galleries Denise Rene, New York

1971
Transparent And Translucent Art, Museum Of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Drawings 1971, San Pedro Municipal Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA
1St Biennale International De La Petit Sculpture, Budapest
Society Of Contemporary Art Drawing Exhibit, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
Group Exhibition: Eight Artists, Milwaukee Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI
Bell, Cooper, Alexander, Mccracken, Valentine, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
73Rd Western Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Tableaux D’aujourd’hui, Palais Galleria, Paris
Sculptors’ Drawings, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
An Exhibition Of Five Recent Works By Larry Bell, John Mccracken, DeWain Valentine, Ron Cooper [And] Peter Alexander, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Eight Artists: Lynda Benglis, Sam Gilliam, Ralph Goings, Hans Haacke, Duane Hanson, Sol Lewitt, DeWain Valentine, Richard Van Buren, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI

1970
American Painting And Sculpture 69Th Annual, The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago
Permutations: Light & Color, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago
A Decade Of California Color, Pace Gallery, New York
Looking West, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Museum, New York

1969
One Month: March 1969, Seth Siegelaub, New York
Hemisfair 1969, San Antonio, TX
Plastic And New Art, Ica University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Plastic As New Art, Mchay Institute, San Antonio, TX
Plastic As Plastic, Museum Of Contemporary Crafts, New York
New Directions, Westside Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles
The Industrial Edge, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Reese Paley Gallery, San Francisco
Downey Museum, Downey, CA
Plastic Presence, Jewish Museum, New York, Ny; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI; San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco
Recent Acquisitions 1969, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasedena, CA
Drawings 1969, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1968
Plastics West Coast, Hansen Gallery, San Francisco
West Coast Now, Portland, OR; San Francisco; Los Angeles
Plastics Exhibition, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum, New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Circulating Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary; Museum Of Modern Art, New York; Museum Of Contemporary Crafts, New York
Transparency Reflection, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Museum, New York

1967
Sculpture Of The 60’S, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles
New Sculpture-Shaped Canvas, California State University At Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles

1966
Summer Show, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Collector’s Choice Exhibition, Balboa Fine Arts Pavilion, Newport Beach, CA
Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Museum, New York

1965
Plastic Relief Painting, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Eight Colorado Artists, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO

1962
Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX

1960
University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Joslyn Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

1959
Dallas Museum Of Fine Art, Dallas
Houston Museum Of Art, Houston
Denver Museum Of Art, Denver

1958
Joslyn Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Denver Art Museum
Louisiana State University Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA
Bank of America Collection
Atlantic Richfield Corporate Art Collection, Los Angeles
Anaconda Corporation, Denver
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Saxe Collection, San Francisco
François Pinault Foundation