Billy Al C.V.

BILLY AL

1934 Born in Dodge City, KS
Lives and works in Venice, CA

EDUCATION
1956 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1955 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1952 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Billy Al Bengston: Dentos, 1965-1970, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pau Hana: Billy Al Bengston Works from Hawaii, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
2016 Billy Al, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Billy Al Bengston, Venus over Manhattan, New York, NY
Hello Aloha, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Warm California, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Bengston: Paintings from the 1980s, Neuendorf Projects, Berlin, Germany
2014 TRANSCENDENTAL BENGSTON-TATION, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Craig Turned on the Light and California Art Bloomed: A Tribute to Craig Kauffman, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2012 It Hit the Fan, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011 Billy Al by Wendy Al, Michael’s Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
“Real Lite & Space” and “Your New Home” and “Ed Ruscha”, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
100% Draculas, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Billy, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Billy. Painting, etc., Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Billy Al Bengston, the ‘60s, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Pink, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Billy Al Bengston (Farewell Show), Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA
2001 Dentos & Draculas: 1968-1973, Renato Danese Gallery, New York, NY
2000 The Good, The Bad and Nothing Heartless, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999 Testing the Waters, Ochi Fine Art, Ketchum, ID
1997 Billy Al Bengston: San Felipe to Puerto Escondido, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1995 Billy Al Bengston: Works from HI, Westfall Interior Systems, Foundation Valley, CA
1993 Billy Al Bengston, Galerie Neuendorf Frankfurt/Main, Germany (catalogue)
1992 Billy Al Bengston, Valerie Miller Fine Art Palm Desert, CA
Billy Al Bengston, Citrus Restaurant Los Angeles, CA
1991 Billy Al Bengston, The Works Gallery, Crystal Court South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Meet the Artist Brunch, The Works Gallery at 110 Mildred Avenue Venice, CA
It is not May Day and it is not a Holiday Sale, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Billy Al Bengston, Paintings for the '90's, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)
1989 Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Kaleidoscope Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Inaugural Exhibition featuring the work of Billy Al Bengston, The Works Gallery, South Costa Mesa, CA
1988 Billy Al Bengston, Paintings of Three Decades, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalogue)
Billy: 30 Years of Work I Couldn't Sell, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
30 Years of Work I Couldn't Sell…, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987 James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1986 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1985 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Billy Al Bengston: Hui Nui Limited Edition Rug, Angles Gallery, with James Metz Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Billy Al Bengston: 5th Annual Exhibition, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1984 Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, KS
Billy Al Bengston: Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Billy Al Bengston: Watercolor Collages, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1983 Billy Al Bengston, Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York, NY
Billy Al Bengston: Paintings, Watercolors, Furniture, Prints, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Billy Al Bengston: Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Billy Al Bengston: New Paintings, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Billy Al Bengston: Honolulu Watercolors, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1981 Billy Al Bengston, Watercolors 1974-1980, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, NY
A Decade of Billy Al Bengston: The Seventies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (catalogue)
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1980 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Malibu Art & Design, Malibu, CA
Billy Al Bengston Watercolors, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
1979 Billy Al Bengston: 20 Years on Paper, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA
Acquavella Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, NY
Cantor/Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Billy Al Bengston: Paintings, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1978 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of the Seventies, Security Pacific Bank Building, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Works by Billy Al Bengston, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Mizuno Ceramics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 University of Montana, Missoula, MT
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1976 Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1975 Pyramid Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Seder/Creigh Gallery, Coronado, CA
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dootson-Calderhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
1974 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1973 Corcoran & Corcoran Gallery, Miami, FL
All New Paintings by Billy Al Bengston, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Watercolors of Billy Al Bengston, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1972 Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Felicity Samuel Gallery, London, England
1971 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
Contract Graphics Associates, Houston, TX
1970 Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Neuendorf, Cologne, Germany
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg, Germany
1969 The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Dupont Center), Washington, D.C.
The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Motel Dracula, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
1968 Billy Al Bengston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Motel Dracula, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1963 Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962 Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1961 Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1960 Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1958 Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 California Dreaming, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
POP ART – Icons that matter, Musée Mailol, Paris, France
Sea Sick in Paradise, DEPART Foundation Pop Up, Malibu, CA
California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Los Angeles, A Fiction, Musee d’art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Pop Art Design, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2016 From the Collection: 1960-1969, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles, A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
No Rules, No Rules, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, New York, NY
TOUCH, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA
Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2015 The Cool School in Barcelona, Andrew Weiss Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
LA/MA, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT Drawing in L.A.:
The 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future: AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
California Printmakers, 1950–2000, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
In Barcelona: A Portfolio of Prints from Los Angeles Artists, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2014 Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Surface to Air: Los Angeles Artists of the ‘60’s, Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Local Fish, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Everything Loose Will Land, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA
9 From LA, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
2012 EST-3: Southern California in New York: Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Pairings: The Collection at 50, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Sinister Pop, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Serious Fun: Thurston Twigg-Smith + Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2011 Venice in Venice, Glow & Reflection: Venice, California Art from 1960, Nyehaus at Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni, Venice, Italy
Southern California Painting: 1970s Painting Per Se, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A., Paintings and Sculpture 1950-1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA; Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,
1945-1963, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, CA
Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
2010 Ferus in Paris, Nyehaus at FIAC, Paris, France
2007 SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s from LACMA’s Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (through March 30, 2008)
The Left Coast, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2006 Los Angeles: 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (catalogue)
2004 From Rosanjin to Voulkos, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NY
STANDING ROOM ONLY: The Scripps 60th Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Western Project, Culver City, CA
L.A.'s Finish Fetish, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Masters of Venice, half a dozen rose, Venice, CA
Deuce, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA
2003 REBELS IN CLAY: Peter Voulkos and the Otis Group, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
A Happening Place, The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
Size Matters, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Made in California, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Minimal L.A., Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2002 California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2001 POP & POST-POP (ON PAPER), Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Pop Art: U.S./U.K. Connections, 1956 - 1966, The Menil Collection Houston, TX
A Room of Their Own: From Rothko to Rauschenberg/From Arbus to Gober, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000 On Paper: Drawings, Paintings and Collages, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA
Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
From Paris to Pasadena: An Overview of Color Lithography, 1890-1975, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000; Section 5: 1980-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1999 Selections from the Permanent Collection: The 1960s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Radical P.A.S.T.: Contemporary Art in Pasadena, 1960-1974, The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
The Flower Show: An Invitational, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The LACC Alumni Exhibit, Da Vinci Hall Art Gallery at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
Screens & Totems, Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Billy Al Bengston and Ed Moses, Interior Space International, Los Angeles, CA
Bliss and Protection: Little Works by Billy Al Bengston and Ken Price, Westfall Art, Venice, CA
LA Art at Saint Matthew's, St. Matthew's Parish School, Pacific Palisades, CA
Gold Rush to Pop, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
1997 Smaller Works, Sweet Art Gallery, Ojai, CA
All Blue Almost, Gensler, Newport Beach, CA
For the Venice Art Walk, Westfall Art, Venice, CA
Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
LA Current: A Media Fusion, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996 For the Venice Art Walk, Westfall Art, Venice, California
1995 Tamarind: Into the Nineties, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
California Collection, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, CA
Quintessential California, F.A.C.T., Laguna Beach, CA
Selections from the Robert A. Rowan Trust Collection, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1994 Too Cool: Assemblage and Finish Fetish in Los Angeles, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
U.S.A. Within Limits, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Paper Presence, Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Big Littles, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, Santa Monica, CA

1993 Tamarind Impressions: Recent Lithographs, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Kustom Kulture, The Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Airbrush in Painting and Illustration, Cypress College Fine Arts Division, CA

Works from HI, The Contemporary Museum Gallery at the Park Plaza Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, HI

1992 Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition 1955-1962, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1991 Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, David Crum, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

The State of the Art 1991: A Biennial National Watercolor Invitational, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL

Not on Canvas, Asher-Faure, Los Angeles, CA

Retrospective/Prospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Finish Fetish: L.A.'s Cool School, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

American Artists in Jewelry, A Selection, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Thirty Years of the Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 1961-1991, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

1990 Visions of the Volcano, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Bengston, Alexander, Bell, Dill, Kaufmann, Moses, Orr, Ruscha in Barcelona, Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Billy Al Bengston: Watercolors/Susan Holcomb: Acrylics, Margulies Taplin, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Prints, Prints, Prints, Collectors' Choice for the 90s, Santa Monica Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA

Grids, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY

Stamens & Pistils: Interpreting the Flower 1790 -1990, Louis Stern Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA

1989 L.A. Pop in the Sixties, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)

Artist/Works III, The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Hidden Assets, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1988 Permanent Collection, I, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA

Tropical Topics, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA

Summer 1988: Selected Works, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

20th Century Watercolors: Yesterday & Today, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

Permanent Collection on View, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

The Studs: Part II: Moses, Goode, Price, Bengston, Graham, Ruscha, Bachardy, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX

1987 Made in the U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the '50s and '60s, University of California, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)

Pop Art USA-UK, Odakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

American Artists in Jewelry, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Early Show: California Art From the Sixties and Seventies, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

California Furnishings: A Statewide Survey of Progressive Design, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1986 Lawyer's Collect: Part 1, Loyola Law School Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Tamarind Impressions: Recent Lithographs, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945–1986, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

1985 Tamarind 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Associated American Artists, New York, NY

37th Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

The Designer as Diner, The Table Top Seen as Art by Artists, Designers and Architects,

Mark Krasne Showroom, Design Center of Los Angeles, CA

Poly-Eclecticism, Hamano Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Home Work: Paintings, Sculpture and Furnishings by Artists, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1984 Painting and Sculpture Today: 1984, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Major Work by California Artists, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Evolution-Revolution- Continuation, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

Stars, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1983 Los Angeles Pattern Painters, Arco Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA

Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, Tom Holland, Edward Ruscha: New Works on Paper, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Works, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

On and Off the Wall: Shaped and Colored, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

The First Show, The Museum of Contemporary Art / The Temporary Contemporary (now the Geffen Contemporary), Los Angeles, CA

From Avery to Zurbaran, A New View of the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1982 Exhibition of Contemporary Los Angeles Artists, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Dualism, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Otis Clay, The Revolutionary Years 1954-1964, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Billy Al Bengston & Edward Ruscha: New Works on Paper, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX

1981 Decode: Los Angeles Pointing in the Seventies, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Group Show, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

Southern California Artists: 1940 - 1980, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA

1980 Fabrications, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Grand Opening Exhibition, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Furnishings by Artists, Otis Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'50s Abstract: A Summary of Los Angeles Painting from 1957 through 1960, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA

1979 1979 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

A Painting Installation, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Works on Paper from the Institute of Experimental Printmaking, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

The Decorative Impulse, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA (catalogue)

A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)

Frederick Weisman Company Collection of California Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1978 Selections from the Frederick Weisman Company Collection of California Art, The Art

Museum and Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA

The Change Inc., West Coast Exhibition, Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Gold, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1977 Watercolors and Related Media by Contemporary Californians, Baxter Art Gallery,

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

Contemporary Miniatures, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Exhibition, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1976 Works in Clay, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)

Unclassified, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA

The Last Time I Saw Ferus, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)

Billy Al Bengston & Ed Janss, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1975 Contemporary Drawings, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

Current Concerns, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Arnoldi, Bengston, Benglis, Wudl, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX

4 from the East/4 from the West, Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Collage and Assemblage in Southern California, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Acquisitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

’60s and ‘70s: Trends of Six California Artists, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974 Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture C, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

POP Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)

Works on Paper, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Nicholas Wilder Gallery Exhibition, Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Painting: Color, Form and Surface, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

California Artists Exhibition, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

1973 3rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

American Drawing 1970-73, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Billy Al Bengston/Tom Holland, Edward Thorpe Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1972 USA/West Coast, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Germany; Wurtt Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany (catalogue)

The State of California Painting, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (catalogue)

Contemporary American Art: Los Angeles, Ft. Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Four Artists: Ruscha, Bengston, Alexander, Moses, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH (catalogue)

70th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dealers' Choice, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA

Working in California, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1971 Lithography, International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, DC

Boxed Top Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Billy Al Bengston & Peter Alexander, Locksley Shea Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Spray, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

USA West Coast, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

1970 The Highway, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

Three California Friends: Billy Al Bengston, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK

Special Exhibition: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston, Don Bachardy, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Tony Berlant,

Ron Davis, Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Peter Alexander, John McCracken, Artist Studio, Venice, CA

Looking West, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE (catalogue)

A Decade of California Color 1960-1970, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

More Than One, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1969 Three Modern Masters: Billy Al Bengston, Edward Ruscha, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gallery Reese-Palley, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Tamarind: Homage to Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalogue)

Kompas IV: Westkus USA, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (catalogue)

West Coast 1945 – 1969, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena CA; City Art Museum of St. Louis, St.

Louis, Missouri; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Fort Worth Art Centre, Fort Worth TX (catalogue)

Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

California Graphics, Edizioni 0, Milan, Italy

1968 Small Paintings for Museum Collections, American Federation of Art, New York, NY

Suites-Recent Prints, Jewish Museum, New York, NY

California Artists, Los Angeles Art Association Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

California, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Dallas, TX

Late Fifties at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

Mostra Biennale lnternazionale Della Graphica, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy

1967 Speed Sculpture, Pomona College Art Gallery, Claremont, CA

Ninety-Four Works from the Collection of Sterling Holloway, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1967 Annual Exhibition Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1966 Ten from Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (catalogue)

Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, University of California at Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA (catalogue)

1965 Pop Art and the American Tradition, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI (catalogue)

VIII Biennial of Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)

1964 The Studs," Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Old Hundred, Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

1963 66th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Six More, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (catalogue)

Miroir et Memoire du Premier Salon International de Galeries Pilotes Lausanne, Musee

National des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pop Art USA, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Hard Edge and Emblem: New Work, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA Pacific

Coast Invitational, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1962 Pacific Profile, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

Pacific Coast Invitational, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)

1959 Los Angeles Painting, Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Edward Kienholz and Billy Al Bengston: Collages, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1957 The First Annual Los Angeles Area Drawing Exhibition, Exodus Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Los Angeles Annual, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1956 Drawings, Six Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected Books and Catalogues

1966 Lippard, Lucy R. Pop Art. New York: Praeger, 1966. Print.

1968 Meier, Kurt Von. Transparency, Reflection. Fullerton: California State College, 1968. Print.

Bengston, Billy Al and Ruscha, Edward. Business Cards, Los Angeles

1969 Kozloff, Max. Renderings; Critical Essays on a Century of Modern Art. New York: Simon

and Schuster, 1969. Print.

Plagens, Peter. Drawings; an Exhibition of Contemporary American Drawings Organized by the

Fort Worth Art Center Museum, 1969. Fort Worth, TX: n.p., 1969. Print.

1972 Heisenbuttel, Helmut, and Helene Winer. USA West Coast. Hamburg: Kunstverein, 1972.

Print.

1974 Kuchta, Ronald A. 15 Abstract Artists: Los Angeles ; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art ;

19.1.-10.3.1974. Santa Barbara: n.p., 1974. Print.

Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast. New York: Praeger, 1974. Print.

1977 Hopkins, Henry. Preface. Painting and Sculpture in California, the Modern Era:

Exhibition, San Francisco, Sept. 3-Nov. 21, 1976: Exhibition, National Collection of Fine Arts, May

20-Sept. 11, 1977. San Francisco: Museum, 1977. N. pag. Print.

1978 Distel, Herbert. The Museum of Drawers. S.l.: Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1978. Print.

1980 Billy Al Bengston, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, interview by Susan C. Larsen

1984 Domergue, Denise. Artists Design Furniture. New York: Abrams, 1984. Print.

Orr-Cahall, Christina. The Art of California: Selected Works from the Collection of the Oakland Museum. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, Art Dept., 1984. Print.

1985 The Security Pacific Collection, 1970-1985: Selected Works. Los Angeles, Calif.: Security Pacific, 1985. Print.

Perine, Robert. Chouinard, an Art Vision Betrayed: The Story of the Chouinard Art Institute,1921-1972. Encinitas, CA: Artra Pub., 1985. Print.

1987 Alloway, Lawrence, and Marco Livingstone. Pop Art: U.S.A.-U.K. Japan: Pop Art U.S.A.-U.K. Catalogue Committee, 1987. Print.

1989 Bengston, Billy Al. Billy Al Bengston, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha in Barcelona: Etchings and Lithographs 1988-1989. Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Poligrafa. 1990. Print

Cameron, Dan. Daylight Savings: Billy Al Bengston ... Barcelona: Galeria Joan Prats, 1989. Print.

Hopkins, Henry, and Jim McHugh. California Painters: New Work. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1989. Print.

Greenwood, Douglas McCreary. Art in Embassies: Twenty-five Years at the U.S. Department of State, 1964-1989. Washington, D.C.: Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, 1989. Print.

1990 Butterfield, Jan. The Ronald Reagan Building, Los Angeles, State of California, City of Los Angeles and The Los Angeles State Building Authority.

1991 Butterfield, Jan. The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprise. Los Angeles, CA: Pacific Enterprises, 1991. Print.

1992 Livingstone, Marco, and Dan Cameron. Pop Art: An International Perspective. New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Print.

Kimmel, Roberta, Edith Newhall, and Kari Haavisto. In Artists' Homes:. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1992. Print.

M., De Salvo Donna, Paul Schimmel, Russell Ferguson, and David Deitcher. Handpainted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992. Print.

1996 Fahlman, Betsy. American Images: The SBC Collection of Twentieth-century American

Art. New York: SBC Communications, 1996. Print.

1997 Nittve, Lars, and Helle Crenzien. Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A., 1960-1997. Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997. Print.

1998 Moure, Nancy Dustin Wall. California Art: 450 Years of Painting & Other Media. Los Angeles: Dustin Publications, 1998. Print.

1999 Phillips, Lisa. The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999. Print.

2001 Phoenix Art Museum Collection Handbook, Phoenix Art Museum

2002 Colburn, Bolton T. Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing. Laguna Beach, CA: Laguna Art Museum in Association with Gingko, 2002. Print.

Dean, Robert, Roberta Bernstein, and Kirk Varnedoe. Ferus. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. Print.

2003 Fletcher, Wilfred Davis. American Art: Wilfred Davis Fletcher Collection. Boise, ID: Boise

Art Museum, 2003. Print.

Riquelme, Kathleen, and Melba Levick. The Studio Book. New York: Universe, 2003. Print.

2005 Farquharson, Alex. Brian Wilson: An Art Book. London: Four Corners, 2005. Print.

Sasse, Julie. Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries.

Tucson, AZ: Tucson Museum of Art, 2005. Print.

Nugent, Bob L. Imagery: Art for Wine. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2006. Print.

2006 Isenberg, Barbara. Otis - L.A.: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art. Los Angeles: Otis College of Art and Design, 2005. Print.

2008 Feinstein, Roni. Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art. Chapel Hill, NC: Ackland Art Museum, 2008. Print.

Nittve, Lars, and Lena Essling. Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 2008. Print.

Bezzola, Tobia, and Franziska Lentzsch. Hot Spots: Rio De Janeiro, Milano - Torino, Los Angeles, 1956 Bis 1969. Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 2008. Print.

Chidester, Brian, and Domenic Priore. Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica, 2008. Print.

2009 Schrank, Sarah. Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania, 2009. Print.

Isenberg, Barbara, and Frank O. Gehry. Conversations with Frank Gehry. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.

 

Grants and Awards

1987 Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop

Wilshire-Westwood Barricade, Los Angeles, CA

1985 Five fabric designs, Tokyo, Japan

1982 California Arts Council Maestro/Apprentice Program

Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop

1981 California Arts Council Art in Public Buildings Commission, Long Beach State Building

1975 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1968 Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop

1967 National Foundation for the Arts Grant

 

Public Collections

American Federation of Arts, CA

Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI

Laguna Art Museum, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

Oakland Museum, CA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Portland Museum of Art, OR

San Diego Museum of Art, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Seattle Art Museum, WA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT