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1930 Born in Benicia, California
1954 BA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
1958 MFA, Mills College, Oakland, California
1962- 1991 Faculty, University of California, Davis
1992 Died in Benicia, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2000 "This Head is Mine," The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
1999 Robert Arneson: Double Portraits, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 
1999 Robert Arneson: Bronze Self-Portraits and Drawings, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (catalogue) 
1998 Robert Arneson: Guardians of the Secret II, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 
1997 Robert Arneson: Self-Reflections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (catalogue)
1996 Robert Arneson: Drawing, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue) 
1995 Robert Arneson: The Late Bronzes, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY 
1993 Arneson and Politics: A Commemorative Exhibition, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, CA (catalogue) 
1993 Robert Arneson: The Last Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 
1992 Robert Arneson: Guardians of the Secret II, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
1991 Robert Arneson: The Jackson Pollock Series, List Visual Arts
Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA 
1988 Robert Arneson: Art and Artists, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
1987 Robert Arneson: Portrait Sculpture, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (catalogue) 
1986 Robert Arneson: A Retrospective, Des Moines Art Center, IA;
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Portland Art Museum, OR; The Oakland Museum, CA (catalogue) 
1979 Robert Arneson: Self-Portraits, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue) 
1974 Robert Arneson, (retrospective exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2001 Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philladelphia, PA 
1999 The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA 
1998 Leonardo Lives: The Codex Leicester and LeonardoDa Vinci’s Legacy of Art and Science, Seattle Art Museum, WA
 1995 Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA 
1995 Inside Out: Psychological Self-Portraiture, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT 
1994 Black Male: Representations of Masculinity, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1994 Elvis + Marilyn: 2 X Immortal, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; travelled 
1992 Arneson, DeForest, Hudson, Wiley, San Jose Museum of Art, CA 
1986 California Figurative Sculpture, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA 
1984 The Human Condition: Biennial III, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA 
1981 Ceramic Sculpture: Six Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY 1980 Sculpture in California 
1975-1980, San Diego Museum of Art, CA 
1979 West Coast Ceramics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1979 A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; travelled
 1977 Sculpture: American Directions 1945-75, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 
1970 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 
1969 The Spirit of Comics, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 
1968 Dada, Surrealism, & Their Heritage, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
1967 Funk Art, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA 
1967 Arts of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Selected Public Collections
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Japan
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Oakland Museum, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
The St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York


1930 Born Benicia, CA
1949-1951 College of Marin Kentfield, CA
1954 B.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland, CA
1958 M.F.A. Mills College Oakland, CA
1985 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1987 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1991 Academy-Institute Award in Art American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1992 Fellowship American Craft Council
1992 Died Benicia, CA


Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
'Big Idea: The Maquettes of Robert Arneson.' Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE; David and Alfred Smart Museum, Chicago, IL, 2002.
'This Head is Mine.' The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000-2001.
“Robert Arneson: Bronze Self-Portraits and Drawings.” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; travelling to; George Adams Gallery, New York, 1999-2000.*
“Robert Arneson: Double Portraits.” Brian Gross Fine Art. San Francisco, 1999.*
“Robert Arneson: Self-Reflections.” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, 1997.*
“Robert Arneson: Drawing.” George Adams Gallery. New York City, 1996.*
“Robert Arneson: The Late Bronzes.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1995.*
“Robert Arneson: The Last Works.” John Berggruen Gallery. San Francisco, 1993.*
“Arneson and Politics: A Commemorative Exhibition.” Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, California Palace of the Legion of Honor: 1993.*
“A Memorial Exhibition.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1993.
“Robert Arneson: Two-dimensional Works.” Johnson County Community College. Overland Park, Kansas, 1993.*
“Guardians of the Secret II.” Museum of Art, University of Northern Iowa. Iowa City, 1992-93.Dorothy Goldeen Gallery. Santa Monica, California, 1992.
“Masks.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City (Drawing Gallery), 1992.
“Robert Arneson: ‘Guardians of the Secret II’.” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1992.*
“Me and Jackson: Robert Arneson Interprets Jackson Pollock.” Pollock-Krasner House. East Hampton, New York, 1992.*
“Robert Arneson: The Jackson Pollock Series.” List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991.*
“Robert Arneson: ‘Guardians of the Secret II.’” Museum of Fine Arts. Springfield, Massachusetts,1991.
“Robert Arneson: New and Selected Work.” Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University. Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1991.
“Black.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1990.*
Candy Store Gallery. Folsom, California, 1990.
“Guardians of the Secret II.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York, 1990.
“Robert Arneson/ Matrix 110: From the Jackson Pollock Series.” Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, Connecticut, 1990.*
Charles Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art. Vancouver, 1988.
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery. Santa Monica, 1988, 1992.
Fuller Gross Gallery. San Francisco, 1988.
“Robert Arneson - Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings.” Payne Gallery, Moravian College. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1987.
“Robert Arneson - Portrait Sculpture.” Cleveland Museum of Art. Ohio, 1987.*
Fuller Goldeen Gallery. San Francisco, 1984, 1985, 1986.*
“Nuclear Visions.” Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign, 1986.
“Robert Arneson: Points of View.” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pennsylvania, 1986.*
University of the Pacific. Stockton, California, 1986.
“Robert Arneson: A Retrospective.” Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Oakland Museum, California: 1986-87.*
“Moscone Bust Exhibition.” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Fresno Art Center, California; Fountain Gallery, Portland: 1984.
“Robert Arneson.” Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami. Coral Gables, Florida, 1984.
“Robert Arneson: ‘Masks.’” Karl Oskar Gallery. Westwood Hills, Kansas, 1984.
Yares Gallery. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1983.
“Masks and Portraits.” organized by Landfall Press: 1983-84.*
“Robert Arneson Drawings.” Crocker Museum of Art. Sacramento, 1983-84.
“Portrait of George.” Installations at San Francisco Museum of Art; Oakland Museum, California: 1981-82.
“Alice Street House.” Richard Nelson Gallery, University of California. Davis, 1982.
Hansen-Fuller-Goldeen Gallery. San Francisco, 1980, 1982.
Frumkin and Struve Gallery. Chicago, 1980, 1984.
Memphis Academy of Art. Tennessee, 1979.
Moore College Art Gallery. Philadelphia, 1979.*
Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California. Davis, 1976.
Allan Frumkin Gallery. Chicago, 1976, 1978.
Fendrick Gallery. Washington, D.C., 1976, 1980.
Western Association of Art Museums Touring Exhibition, 1975.
Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York City, 1975, 1977, 1979*, 1981*, 1983*, 1984, 1987.
Deson-Zaks Gallery. Chicago, 1974.
Retrospective Exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Art, California: 1974.*
Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada. Reno, 1973.
Manolides Gallery. Seattle, 1972 (with William T. Wiley).
Miami-Dade Community College Art Gallery. Florida, 1972.
University of Calgary. Alberta, Canada, 1971.Fresno State College Art Gallery. California, 1970.
Candy Store Gallery. Folsom, California, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975.
Hansen-Fuller Gallery. San Francisco, annually 1968-77.
San Francisco Museum of Art. California, 1967.
Cellini Gallery. San Francisco, 1964.
“Recent Clay & Pottery Objects.” University of California. Davis, 1964.
Allan Stone Gallery. New York City, 1964, 1969.
Richmond Art Center. California, 1963.
Barrios Gallery. Sacramento, 1962.
M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1962.
Oakland Art Museum. California, 1960.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
'Contemporary American Ceramics 1950-1990 – A Survey of American Objects and Vessels.' Organized by The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, traveled throughout Japan to: Achi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Achi; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Ibaraki Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Ibaraki; Niigata Prefectural Museum of Art, Niigata; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Prefectural Muesum of Art, Fukuoka
'Me, Myself & I.' George Adams Gallery, New York, 2002.
'Real(ist) Men.' Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL. 2001-2002.
'Holocaust: A Broad Perspective.' Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY 2001
'From Pop to Op: American Art in the 60s.' Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Anneville, PA, 2001.
'2001 Collector's Show.' Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, 2001
'Magic Vision.' Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, 2001*
'About Face: The Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.' Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Oct 5 – Nov 11, 2001. *
'The Poetics of Clay.' Philadelphia Art Alliance, 2001.
'Self Made Men.' DC Moore Gallery, New York, 2001.
'2000 Collector's Show.' Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2000.
American Embassy Windhoek, Namibia, 2000.
“Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic.” Organized by Exhibits USA. Traveled to University of Central Florida, Orlando; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; American Craft Museum, New York; Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan; Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont; Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, 2000-2001.*
“The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration.” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and San Jose Museum of Art, California, 2000.*
“Born of Clay 3.” Garth Clark Gallery, New York, 1999.
“Bob Arneson and Friends.” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 1999.
“George Washington - American Symbol.” The Museums at Stonybrook, New York; the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1999-2000.*
“Artists for Mumia 911.” George Adams Gallery, New York, 1999.
“Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” San Jose Art Museum. San Jose, California, 1999.
“Twentieth Century American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection.” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Sunrise Museum, Charleston, West Virginia; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana; Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee; Boise Art Museum, Idaho; Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, 1998-2000.*
“Art About Art,” George Adams Gallery, New York, February, 1999
American Embassy Russia, 1998.
“Annual Collector’s Show.” Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, 1998.
“The Figure in 20th Century Sculpture.” Two Sculptors, Inc. New York City, March-April 1998.
“Points of Origin.” Franklin-Parrasch Gallery. New York City, 1998.
“A Show of Hands.” George Adams Gallery. New York City, 1997.
“A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press.” Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York City: 1997.*
“Mixing Business with Pleasure.” Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University. Virginia, 1997.
“1996 Collector's Show.” Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, 1996.
“ It Figures.” SFA Gallery. Nacogdoches, Texas, 1996.
“Alteration.” K & E Gallery. New York City, 1996.
“Out of ‘Toon’: Another Look at Art & the Comics.” George Adams Gallery. New York City, 1996.
“Portrait of Our Time--Revolution: A Gallery Project.” Ferndale, Michigan, 1995.*
“It’s Only Rock and Roll.” Exhibition Management, Inc., Cleveland; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: 1995-1998.
“Inside Out: Psychological Self-Portraiture.” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1995.*
“California in the 1960’s: Funk Revisited.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1995.
“2 x IMMORTAL: Elvis + Marilyn.” Exhibition Management, Inc./ McDaris Exhibition Group; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Columbus Museum of Art; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; San Jose Museum of Art, California; Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii; Japan Art and Culture Association; Formosa Artists Management: 1994-1998.
“The Figure in Sculpture.” Transamerica Pyramid Lobby. San Francisco, 1994.*
“Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks form the di Rosa Collections.” Oakland Museum. California, 1994.
“Masters of Satire.” William King Regional Arts Center. Abingdon, Virginia, 1994.*
“Current Trends in Ceramics: Vessels and Objects.” Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum; Asahi Shimbun: 1994.*
“Around the House.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1994.
“Black Male: Representations of Masculinity.” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York City, 1994.*
“When Attitudes Become Form: Selections from a Contemporary New Jersey Collection.” The Montclair Art Museum. New Jersey, 1994.
“Robert Arneson: Changing the Face of American Ceramics.” Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery. Brooklyn, New York, 1994-1995.
“Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art.” Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, 1993.
“The Purloined Image.” Flint Institute of Arts. Michigan, 1993.
“Self-Portrait: The Changing Self.” New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts. Summit, 1993.
“Arneson, DeForest, Hudson & Wiley: Selections from the Anderson Collection.” San Jose Museum of Art. California, 1992.
“California Legacy: Concepts in Clay.” Palos Verdes Art Center. Rancho Palos Verdes, California, 1992.
“In Praise of Folly.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1992.
“Large-Scale Drawings.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1992.
“Quotations.” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1992.*
“Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews.” Jewish Museum, New York City; Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Strong Museum, Rochester, New York; The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland, Inc., Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center, Baltimore; National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Cultural Museum and National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia; Chicago Historical Society: 1992-1994.*
“Art on Paper.” Weatherspoon Art Gallery. Greensboro, North Carolina, 1992.
“La Vigencia: Barro de America.” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber. Venezuela, 1992.*
“40th Anniversary Exhibition.” Frumkin/Adams Gallery. New York City, 1992.*
“Ideas on Paper -Prints and Drawings by Sculptors.” Champion Gallery. Stamford, Connecticut, 1992.
“Images of Man: Figures of Contemporary Sculpture (1970-1990).” ACA Gallery, New York City; Isetan Museum, Tokyo; Daimaru Museum of Art, Osaka-Umeda; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art: 1992-93.*
“Academy-Institute Invitational.” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. New York City, 1991.
“Collectors’ Gallery XXV.” Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, 1991.
“Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors.” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. New York City, 1991.
“Experiencing Sculpture: The Figurative Presence in America, 1870-1990.” The Hudson River Museum of Westchester. Yonkers, New York, 1991.
“Image & Likeness.” Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Plaza. New York City, 1991.*
“Points of View.” Bay State West. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1991.
“ Witness.” Palo Alto Cultural Center. California, l991.
“Figuring the Body.” Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, 1990.
“Ironies: Figure and Still-Life in Sculpture.” Marilyn Pearl Gallery. New York City, 1990.
“Twenty Years of Landfall Press.” Chicago and New York City, 1990.
“Signs of the Self: Changing Perceptions.” Woodstock Artists Association. New York City, 1990.
“Unknown Secrets: Art and the Rosenberg Era.” Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, New York; Brickyard Hollow, Montague Center, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Olin Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; University of Colorado, Boulder; Installation Gallery, San Diego; Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago: 1988-90.*
“Personae.” Islip Art Museum. East Islip, New York, 1989.
“Here's Looking at Us: A Selection of Figurative Works from the di Rosa Foundation.” Rasmussen Art Gallery, Pacific Union College. Angwin, California, 1989.
“Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art.” Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City; Chicago: 1989.
“Taboo.” Greg Kucera Gallery. Seattle, 1989.
“Reagan: An American Icon.” The Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania; Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Richard Humphrey Gallery, New York City, 1989.*“American Ceramics Now: The 27th Ceramic National Exhibition.” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama: 1988.*
“The Road Show: The Automobile in Contemporary Art.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan,Wisconsin, 1989.
“A Fine Place to Work: The Legacy of the Archie Bray Foundation.” Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum. Little Rock, 1988.
“Columnar.” Hudson River Museum. Yonkers, New York, 1988.
“Expression in Color: Ceramics.” New Jersey Center for the Arts. Summit, 1988.
“Life Stories: Myth, Fiction & History in Contemporary Art.” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. Seattle, 1988.
“1900 to Now: Modern Art from Rhode Island Collections.” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, 1988.*
“Sculptors on Paper: New Work.” Madison Art Center (and other venues). Wisconsin, 1988.*
“Visions of the Apocalypse.” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, 1988.
“Committed to Print.” Museum of Modern Art. New York City, 1987-88.
“All the News That's Fit for Prints.” P.P.O.W. New York City, 1987.
“A Sigh of Relief.” Wilson Arts Center. Rochester, New York, 1987.
“Bronze, Plaster and Polyester.” Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art. Philadelphia, 1987.
“Collector's Choice.” Philbrook Art Center. Tulsa, 1987.
“Made in U.S.A.: Art from the '50s & '60s.” University of California (and other venues). Berkeley, 1987.
“Portrait/Self-Portrait.” Artspace. San Francisco, 1987.
“Self as Subject.” The Katonah Gallery. New York City, 1987.
“Self Portraits: The Message, The Material.” Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, New York, 1987.*
“The Importance of Drawing.” Fuller Goldeen Gallery. San Francisco, 1987.
“Sculptors on Paper: New Work.” Madison Art Center. Wisconsin, 1987.*
“American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janns Collection.” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and other venues). California, 1986-87.*
“An American Renaissance: Painting & Sculpture Since 1940.” Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Florida, 1986
“Artist/Printmaker.” Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, 1986.
“Artists’ Self-Portraits.” Claude Bernard Gallery. New York City, 1986.
“California Figurative Sculpture,.” Palm Springs Desert Museum. California, 1986.
“Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical.” American Craft Museum. New York City, 1986.
“Drawings by Sculptors.” Nohra Haime Gallery. New York City, 1986.
“Figurative Sculpture: The 80’s.” Marilyn Pearl Gallery. New York City, 1986.
“Figure as Subject: The Last Decade.” Whitney Museum of American Art, Equitable Center. New York City, 1986.*
Struve Gallery. Chicago, 1986.
“38th Annual Purchase Exhibition.” Hassam and Speicher Fund, American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York City, 1986.
“Clay.” The Dayton Art Institute. Ohio, 1985.
“Fortissimo: Thirty Years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art.” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, 1985.*
“Heart and Soul: Bodily Encounters.” Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Utica, New York, 1985.
“Outline Cutout Silhouette.” Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York, 1985.
“Recent American Portraiture.” Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. New York City, 1985.
“Rethinking the Avant-Garde.” The Katonah Gallery. New York, 1985.*
“The Figure in Ceramics.” Rathbone Gallery. Albany, New York, 1985.
“California Sculpture.” Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California Los Angeles; Musee d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France; Stadtiche Kunsthalle, Mannheim, West Germany; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England; Sonja Henies Og Niels Onstads Stiftelser, Hovikodden, Norway: 1984-85.*
“Arts of the State: California 1984.” Santa Barbara Museum of Art. California, 1984.*
“Bob & Roy & Karen & Friends.” Creative Growth Gallery. Oakland, 1984.
“Directions in Contemporary American Ceramics.” Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, 1984.
“Drawings Since 1974.” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, D.C., 1984.
“Imagined Icons.” Clark Gallery. Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1984.
“Modern Masks.” The Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris. New York City, 1984.
“1+1=2.” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. New York City, 1984.
“Small Sculpture: A New Dimension.” Florida International University. Miami, 1984.
“The Human Condition: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Biennial III.” San Francisco, 1984.*
“The Sculptor as Draughtsman.” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York City, 1984.
“The Shadow of the Bomb.” University Gallery, Amherst; Mount Holyoke College Art Gallery, South Hadley, Massachusetts: 1984*
“Art Against War.” San Francisco Art Institute. California, 1983.
“Art Itinera 83: Painterly Drawings.” Castello Pasquini, Volterra; Castiglioncello: 1983.
“Bodies and Souls.” Artist's Choice Museum. New York City, 1983.*
“Ceramic Echoes.” Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, 1983.
“ Controversial Public Art.” Milwaukee Art Museum. Wisconsin, 1983.
“Faces Since the Fifties: A Generation of American Portraiture.” Center Gallery, Bucknell University. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1983.*
“Inside Self, Someone Else.” Dayton Art Institute. Ohio, 1983.
“Selected California Artists: Recent Works.” The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. California, 1983.*
“Self-Portraits.” Linda Farris Gallery. Seattle, 1983.*
“New Portraits: Behind Faces.” Dayton Art Institute. Ohio, 1982-83.
“Northern California Art of the Sixties.” De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara. California,1982.*
“Ceramic Sculpture: Six Artists.” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California: 1981-82.*
“Centering on Contemporary Clay: American Ceramics from the Joan Mannheimer Collection.” University of Iowa Museum of Art. Iowa City, 1981.
“Clay.” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, 1981.
“Recent Drawing Acquisitions.” Museum of Modern Art. New York City, 1981.
“The Clay Figure.” American Craft Museum. New York City, 1981.
“The Image in American Painting and Sculpture, 1950-80.” Akron Art Museum. Ohio, 1981.*
“Welcome to the Candy Store!.” Crocker Art Gallery. Sacramento, 1981.*
“Sculpture in California, 1975-80.” San Diego Museum of Art. California, 1980.
“The Continental Clay Connection.” Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan. Regina, Canada, 1980.
“Twenty American Artists.” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. California, 1980.
“A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978.” Everson Museum of Art. Syracuse, New York, 1979.*
Biennial Exhibition. The Whitney Museum of American Art. New York City, 1979.*
“California Clay.” Florida State University Fine Art Gallery. Tallahassee, 1979.
“Images of Self.” Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst. Massachusetts, 1979.*
“West Coast Ceramics.” Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, Holland, 1979.*
“The Santa Show.” Crocker Art Gallery. Sacramento, 1978.
“West Coast Artists.” New Gallery of Contemporary Art. Cleveland, 1978.
“Works on Paper.” Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York City, 1978.
“Nine West Coast Clay Sculptors: 1978.” Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York; Arts and Crafts Center, Pittsburgh: 1978-79.*
“Recent Works on Paper.” Madison Art Center. Wisconsin, 1977-78.
“Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era.” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.: 1976-77.*
“Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture.” Ackland Art Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, 1977.
“New Ceramic Sculpture.” Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York City, 1977.
“Sculpture: American Direction 1945-75.” National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., 1977.*
“10th Anniversary Exhibition.” Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, 1977.
“The Object As Poet.” Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., 1977.
“Bicentennial Exhibition.” Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York City, 1976.
“6 from California.” Washington State University, Museum of Art. Pullman, 1976
“Soup Tureens: 1976.” Campbell Museum. New York City, 1976.
“Clay U.S.A.” Fendrick Gallery. Washington, D.C., 1975.
“California Ceramic Sculpture, Part II.” Allan Frumkin Gallery. New York , 1974.
“California Climate.” Root Art Center, Hamilton College. Clinton, New York, 1974.
“Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture.” University of Illinois. Champaign, 1974.
“Clay.” The Whitney Museum of American Art (Downtown). New York City, 1974.
“Painting and Sculpture by Young American Artists.” Cranbrook Academy Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1973.
“Statements.” Oakland Museum. California, 1973.
“A Decade of Ceramic Art, 1962-1972.” San Francisco Museum of Art. California, 1972.
“Contemporary Ceramic Art: Canada, U.S.A., Mexico and Japan.” National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo: 1972.*
“White on White.” Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, 1972.
“Clayworks: 20 Americans.” Museum of Contemporary Crafts. New York City, 1971.*
“Ceramics 70.” Everson Museum. Syracuse, New York, 1970.
“San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibition.” M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1970.
“Objects, U.S.A.” National Collection of Fine Arts. Washington, D.C., 1969.
“The Spirit of the Comics.” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1969.
“Human Concern - Personal Torment.” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York City, 1969.
“Dada, Surrealism & Their Heritage.” Museum of Modern Art. New York City, 1968.
“Arts of San Francisco.” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. California, 1967.
“Funk Art.” University of California. Berkeley, 1967.*
“California Ceramic Sculpture.” Reed College. Portland, 1966.*
“New Ceramic Forms.” Museum of Contemporary Crafts. New York City, 1965.
“California Sculpture.” Oakland Museum. California, 1963.
“Creative Casting.” Museum of Contemporary Crafts. New York City, 1963.
“Adventures in Art.” Seattle World’s Fair. Washington, 1962.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan
Akron Art Museum, Ohio
Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin College, Ohio
American Craft Museum, New York City
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Art Institute of Chicago
Australian National Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Cleveland Museum of Art
Contemporary Museum, Hawaii
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
DeGroot Foundation, Illinois
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, California
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Jewish Museum, New York City
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Lannan Foundation
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Mildura Arts Center, Australia
Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
Richard Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis
National Museum of Art, Washington
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase
Oakland Art Museum, California
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phoenix Art Museum
Pollock-Krasner Study Center, East Hampton, New York
Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Smart Gallery, University of Chicago
St Louis Art Museum
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Toledo Museum of Art
University of California, Davis
University of Iowa, Iowa City
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
University of Washington, Seattle
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Virlane Foundation, New Orleans
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Frederick Weisman Foundation, California
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio