Barry Le Va

Biography

Born in Long Beach, California, 1941.


EDUCATION
California State University, Long Beach, California, 1960.
Los Angeles College of Art & Design, 1963.
Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, B.A., 1964; M.F.A., 1967.


Lives in New York City.


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

1969
University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus,Ohio.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1970
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, West Germany.

1971
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, West Germany.
University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

1973
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Koln, West Germany.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, West Germany.
Bykert Gallery, NYC, NY.

1974
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut.
Bykert/Downtown Gallery, NYC, NY.

1975
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Bykert Gallery, NYC, NY.
Bykert/Downtown Gallery, NYC, NY.
Espace 5 and Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

1976
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, West Germany.
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France.

1977
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Wright State University Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio.

1978
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, NY.

1979
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

1980
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, California.

1981
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

1982
P.S.1, Long Island City, New York.
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.

1983
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

1986
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, West Germany.

1987
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, West Germany.

1988
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands.
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1989
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California.
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, West Germany.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

1990
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York.

1991
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

1992
Staatliche Graphischen Sammlung München, Munich, Germany.

1994
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany.

1995
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

1997
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY.

1998
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

2000
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
Corvi-Mora, London, England.

2001
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY.

2003
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
Musée d'art et d'histoire, Cabinet des estampes, Geneva, Switzerland.

2005
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

2006
Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

2008
Barry Le Va: Voltage, David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY.

2009
Hands, Handles, Blades: Cleaver Configurations 1969-2009, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
Barry Le Va: Munich Diary – African Sketchbook, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
Sculptures and Drawings, 1966-2008 (Part I), Nolan Judin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2012
The Italian Project: Monica in Grey, Grey and Black, Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

2013
Barry Le Va/Large Scale Collages: 1985-1991, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California.
Barry Le Va: Early Installations, Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.
Barry Le Va: Silent Readings, David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY.

2014
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2015
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2016

Barry Le Va: Network, David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY. 


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

1969
Conception Perception, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.
Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
557,087, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.

1970
955,000, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Projections: Anti-Materialism, La Jolla Museum of Art, San Diego, California.
Information, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY.

1971
Prospect 71: Projection, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany.

1972
Documenta 5, Kassel, West Germany.

1973
Contemporary Drawings 1963-73, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.

1974
71st American Exhibition: U.S.A. Drawings III, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

1975
Mel Bochner, Barry Le Va, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Tuttle, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fourteen Artists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

1976
Andre, Le Va, Long, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

1977
1977 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
Documenta 6, Kassel, West Germany.
Installations (Andrea Blum, Freya Hansell, Barry Le Va), Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

1978
Eleven Artists, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
Contemporary Drawing/New York, UCSB Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
Twentieth-Century American Drawings: Five Years of Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
Installations: Vito Acconci, Mel Bochner, Barry Le Va, Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa, Florida.

1979
New York Now, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
The Minimal Tradition, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

1980
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, 39th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1981
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
Drawing Distinctions: Drawings of the Seventies, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark.
Drawing Distinctions: Drawings of the Seventies, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

1982
Drawing Distinctions: Drawings of the Seventies, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, West Germany.
Documenta 7, Kassel, West Germany.
Shift: LA/NY, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California.

1983
Sculptor as Draftsman, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.

1985
Large Drawings, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

1986
Europa/Amerika: Die Geschichte einer kunstlerischen Faszination seit 1940, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany.

1987
1967: At the Crossroads, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Collection Sonnabend, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

1988
Spectacles, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Three Decades: The Oliver-Hoffmann Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.

1989
Aus meiner Sicht, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Koln, Germany.

1990
The New Sculpture 1965-75: Between Geometry and Gesture, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
The New Sculpture 1965-75: Between Geometry and Gesture, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

1992
Arte Americana: 1930-1970, Lingotto, Turin, Italy.

1993
Floor Sculpture, Le Consortium, Dijon, France.

1995
Attitudes/Sculptures, CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France.
1995 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.

1996
Sammlung Sonnabend, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.

1997
Laying Low, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California.

1999
Barry Le Va, Kirsten Ortwed, Lawrence Weiner, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden.
After Image: Drawing through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
After Image: Drawing through Process, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas.
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (Part II: 1950-2000), Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.

2000
End Papers: Drawings 1890-1900 & 1990-2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, New York.
After Image: Drawing through Process, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

2002
Phenomenal Bodies, Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway.
Einfach Kunst: Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany.
From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

2003
From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2004
Moved, Hunter College/City University of New York, Times Square Gallery, NYC, NY.

2007
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, NYC, NY.
Das Kapital: Blue Chips & Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2008
View: Fourteen/Hooking Up, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

2009
Compass in Hand: Selections From the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY.
A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

2010
Exhibition VI: American Drawings and Selected Prints, Karl & Faber, Munich, Germany.
Contemporary Art From the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY.
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2011
Drawn, Taped, Burned, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York.

2012
The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California.
Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012, Toledo Museum of Art, Toldeo, Ohio.

2013
Jeff Koons, Robert Morris, Barry Le Va, Carlito Carvalhosa, Sonnabend Gallery, NYC, NY.

2016

Forty, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York.  

2017

Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawing at Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.  


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Livingston, Jane, Barry Le Va: Distributional Sculpture, ARTFORUM, November 1968, pp. 50-54. (illus: Distribution Piece (Particles And Strips, Cover, C).

Rosing, Larry, Barry Le Va and the Nondescript Distribution, ART NEWS, September 1969, pp. 52-53.

Le Va, Barry, Notes on a Piece by Barry Le Va - extended vertex meetings: blocked, blown outward, STUDIO INTERNATIONAL, November 1971, pp. 178-179.

Boice, Bruce, Barry Le Va, Bykert Gallery Downtown, ARTFORUM, June 1973, pp. 82-85.

Baker, Kenneth, Barry Le Va at Bykert Gallery, ART IN AMERICA, September 1973, pp. 117-118.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, Barry Le Va, Bykert Gallery Downtown, ARTFORUM, September 1974, pp. 79-80.

Perrone, Jeff, Barry Le Va at Weinberg Gallery, ARTFORUM, May 1975, pp. 82-84.

Goodman, Scott, Barry Le Va (Weinberg, San Francisco, CA), ART IN AMERICA, September 1975, p. 107.

Heinemann, Susan, Barry Le Va, Bykert Gallery Downtown, ARTFORUM, September 1975, pp. 74-77.

Zimmer, William, Barry Le Va, ARTS MAGAZINE, September 1975, p. 13.

Pincus-Witten, Robert, Barry Le Va: The Invisibility of Content, ARTS MAGAZINE, October 1975, pp. 60-67.

Zucker, Barbara, Barry Le Va (Sonnabend), ART NEWS, March 1976, p. 131.

Foote, Nancy, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, ARTFORUM, April 1976, pp. 66-68.

Tatransky, Valentin, Barry Le Va, ARTS MAGAZINE, June 1978, p. 35.

Perlberg, Deborah, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, ARTFORUM, June 1978

Kramer, Hilton, Barry Le Va: Four Consecutive Installations and Drawings, 1967-1978, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 5 January 1979, p. C16.

Stimson, Paul, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, FLASH ART INTERNATIONAL, January 1980, p. 26.

Tatransky, Valentin, Barry Le Va, ARTS MAGAZINE, February 1980, pp. 35- 39.

Raynor, Vivien, 'Twisted Chains' from Barry Le Va, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 13 March 1981, p. C22.

Kertess, Klaus, Barry Le Va's Sculpture: Ellipis and Ellipse, ARTFORUM, January 1983, pp. 58-65. (illus: During (Between Imagination and Actuality), Cover, C).

Armstrong, Richard, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, ARTFORUM, November 1983, pp. 78-79.

Cohen, Ronny, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, ARTFORUM, June 1986, pp. 128-129.

Decter, Joshua, Barry Le Va (Sonnabend Gallery, New York), ARTS MAGAZINE, January 1989, pp. 104-105.

Knight, Christopher, Le Va's Puzzles Create Chaos Out of Order, LOS ANGELES HERALD EXAMINER, 5 February 1989, p. C9.

Welish, Marjorie, Barry Le Va, Sonnabend, ART NEWS, March 1989, p. 172.

Breslauer, Jan, Angels with Wings: Barry Le Va Uses Geometry to Throw You a Curve, LOS ANGELES WEEKLY, 10 March 1989.

Pagel, David, Barry Le Va, ARTS MAGAZINE, May 1989, p. 95.

Raynor, Vivien, A Barry Le Va Retrospective Exhibition Moves from Fastidious to Robust, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 4 March 1990, p. WC28.

Smith, Roberta, Sculpture at the Whitney: The Radical Years, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 9 March 1990, pp. C1, C28.

Decter, Joshua, Barry Le Va (Sonnabend Gallery, New York), ARTS MAGAZINE, September 1991, p. 77.

Princenthal, Nancy, Barry Le Va at Sonnabend (New York), ART IN AMERICA, October 1991, p. 151.

Francblin, Catherine, Barry Le Va: Art Work in Expansion, ART PRESS, September 1993, pp. 30-33.

Smith, Roberta, Barry Le Va (Sonnabend Gallery, New York), THE NEW YORK TIMES, 7 July 1995, p. C24.

Mac Adam, Alfred, Barry Le Va, ART NEWS, October 1995, p. 146.

Scanlan, Joe, Barry Le Va, FRIEZE, November-December 1995, p. 68.

Saltz, Jerry, Barry Le Va at Nolan/Eckman Gallery, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 27 February 1997, p. 41.

Kimmelman, Michael, Barry Le Va, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 28 February 1997, p. C32.

Ostrow, Saul, Barry Le Va, BOMB, June 1997, pp. 54-59.

Wei, Lilly, Barry Le Va at Danese, ART IN AMERICA, October 1997, pp. 113-114.

Butler, Cornelia H., AFTERIMAGE: DRAWING THROUGH PROCESS, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999. (exhibition catalogue)

Phillips, Lisa, and Barbara Haskell, THE AMERICAN CENTURY: ART AND CULTURE 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY, 1999. (exhibition catalogue)

Baker, Kenneth, Looking for Patterns: Le Va's Artwork Keeps Toying with a 60's Concept, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 20 March 1999, p. B1.

Mac Adam, Alfred, Barry Le Va, ART NEWS, November 1999, pp. 192-193.

Lebowitz, Cathy, Hugo Boss Prize, ART IN AMERICA, September 2000, p. 35.

Honigman, Ana, Barry Le Va, Fred Sandback, Richard Nonas: Curt Marcus Gallery, SCULPTURE, September 2001, pp. 73-74.

Stainback, Charles Ashley, FROM POP TO NOW, SELECTIONS FROM THE SONNABEND COLLECTION, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2002. (exhibition catalogue)

Baldessari, John, and Meg Cranston, 100 ARTISTS SEE GOD, Independent Curators International, NYC, NY, 2004. (exhibition catalogue)

Cotter, Holland, Moved, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 9 April 2004, p. E37.

Schaffner, Ingrid, Rhea Anastas, Pamela M. Lee, and Paul Virilio, ACCUMULATED VISION, BARRY LE VA, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005. (exhibition catalogue)

Dunham, Carroll, Black Whole, ARTFORUM, March 2005, pp. 206-211.

Princenthal, Nancy, Reconfiguring Barry Le Va, ART IN AMERICA, May 2005, pp. 134-139. (illus: Bunker Coagulation (Pushed from the Right), Cover, C).

Friedman, Martin, Barry Le Va's Secret Sculpture, ART IN AMERICA, May 2005, pp. 140-143.

King, Elaine A., Accumulated Vision: A Conversation with Barry Le Va, SCULPTURE, September 2005, pp. 34-41.

Johnson, Ken, Barry Le Va: 9G-Wagner Variation II, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 30 September 2005, p. E29.

Staff, Barry Le Va, THE NEW YORKER, 10 October 2005, p. 20.

Ayers, Robert, Barry Le Va, ART NEWS, November 2005, p. 178.

Cohen, David, Poetic Minimalism, THE NEW YORK SUN, 3 November 2005, p. 14.

Storr, Robert, Best of 2005, ARTFORUM, December 2005, pp. 242-243. (illus: Shots from the End of a Glass Line, Cover, p. 243, C).

La Rocco, Ben, Barry Le Va/Mary Boone, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, December 2006, p. 48.

Ayers, Robert, Barry Le Va/Mary Boone, ART NEWS, January 2007, pp. 132-133.

Yablonsky, Linda, Squat Fuzz, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 9 May 2007, p. 53.

La Rocco, Ben, Barry Le Va: Voltage, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, February 2008, p. 51.

Staff, Barry Le Va, THE NEW YORKER, 8 November 2010, p. 14.

Nisbet, James, Barry Le Va, ARTFORUM, October 2013, pp. 303-304.

Staff, Barry Le Va, THE NEW YORKER, 14 March 2016, p. 14.

Miller, M.H., The Anti-Museum Director: Alanna Heiss on the 40th Anniversary of PS1 Contemporary Art Center, ARTNEWS.COM, 14 July 2016.

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