CV

Born

1939
Chicago, IL, USA
 
Lives and works in Taos, New Mexico and Venice Beach, CA, USA

Studies

Chouinard Art Institute

Selected Solo Shows

2017
Larry Bell: Pacific Red, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA
2016
From the 60s, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, USA
2015
6 x 6 An Improvisation, Melin Building, Miami, FL, USA
 
Larry Bell : Cubes, Mirage Works, Fractions, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
 
2D-3D: Glass & Vapor, White Cube, London, UK
 
Larry Bell, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
 
Land, Air, See, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014
Larry Bell: 6x6 An Imporvisation, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX, USA
 
Light and Red, White Cube Hong Kong, CHN
 
Orange Juice and Teeth, Memories of 9/11 and the Time Machine, David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM, USA
 
The Carnival Series, White Cube Sao Paulo, BR
2013
Mirage Collage & Light Knots, White Cube, London, UK
 
Light Knots, ARTS Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
 
Translucence, Frank Lloyd Gallery Los Angeles, CA, USA
2012
Larry Bell, Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Larry Bell Installation, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, USA
2011
Larry Bell “In Perspective”; Carré d’Art Musée Contemporain de Nimes, FR
2010
Larry Bell “Works in progress”, Frank Lloyd Gallery Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009
Larry Bell: The Last Women, Encore Gallery at Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM, USA
 
Larry Bell. New Works on Paper, Open Mind Space, Albuquerque, NM, USA
2008
New Works, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH
 
Works on Paper, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2007
New Work, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
New Sculpture, Danese Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
2006
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FR
 
Annandale Galleries, Sydney, AS
2005
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
 
Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Pace / Wildenstein, New York, NY, USA
 
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
2004
Larry Bell: Fractions, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cress Gallery of Art, Chattanooga, TN, USA
2003
St. John’s College Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2002
Roswell Museum & Art Center, NM, USA
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Made for Arolsen, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, DE
 
SkoRidder AS, Oslo, NO (2001 / 2002)
2001
Gallery Gan, Tokyo, JP
 
Sumer #24, 3/8 @20, Billingsley Development Co. Dallas, TX, USA
2000
Larry Bell Annex/New Directions Gallery, Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Otterndorf, DE
 
Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, USA
1999
Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Ottendorf, DE
 
Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1998
Seljord Art Association, Seljord, NO
 
Glass and Paper, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, NO
 
Maquettes from Sumer, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1997
Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS
 
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
1996
Sumer Part I and II, Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1995
Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, USA
 
Larry Bell Untitled x 2, Denver Museum of Art, Close Range Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
 
Sumer: A Work in Progress, Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico, NM, USA
1994
New Directions Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Larry Bell Glass and Denim Constructions, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1993
New Directions Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1922
Tampa Museum of Art, FL, USA
1992
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Mixing Media and Metaphor: LB’s Abstract Painting," Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, USA
1991
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
New Directions Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
1990
Galerie Montenay, Paris, FR
 
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln, DE
 
Galerie Kammer, Hamburg, DE
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1989
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
 
New Directions Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1988
Sculpture of the Modern Era, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
 
Gemini Editions Limited, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
 
Larry Bell, Major Glass Sculpture and Related Maquettes, New Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1987
Galerie Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris, FR
 
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Light-Space-Time, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Part of Case Western Reserve University Centennial Celebration, Cleveland, OH, USA
 
Sculpture of the Sixties, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1986
Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX, USA
 
Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho, USA
 
The Invisible Presence, Glass Art society Conference, Keynote Speaker, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Contemporary Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY USA
 
American academy and Institution of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA
 
Installation of the Leaning Room”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1985
Chairs in Space: The Game, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Americans in Glass, Athenaeum Gallery, Manchester, UK
1984
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
1983
Larry Bell: Major Works in Glass, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, USA
 
ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1982
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA
 
Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
On the Ellipse, Works by Larry Bell, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA
1981
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, USA
 
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Sculpture by Larry Bell / Eric Orr: Vapor Paintings on Glass, Ann Jacob Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
1979
Vapor Drawings, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, NM; Multiples Gallery, New York, NY; Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
1977
Solar Fountain Drawings, Fort Worth Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA (collaboration with Eric Orr)
1976
The Iceberg and Its Shadow, Washington University, St. Louis, MI; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Hayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA; The Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA (1977), USA
1975
Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA
1974
Larry Bell, Malborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome (toured to Torino, Venice, Milan), IT
1973
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, USA
 
Possibilities for Glass Sculpture, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, AS
1972
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
 
Felicity Samuel Gallery, London, UK
1970
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Köln, DE
1967
Galeria Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, FR
1965
’67, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73 Pace Gallery, New York, NY, US
1962
’63, ’65 Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Selected Group Shows

2017
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
2016
Side by Side: Larry Bell and Gabriel Dawe, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX, USA
 
Larry Bell Alexander Calder Nicholas Moenich, D'Agostino and Fiore, New York, NY, USA
 
Atmospheric Abstraction, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA, USA
2015
Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, GB
 
Larry Bell, Alexander Calder, Nicholas Moenich l Hyperactif, D’Agostino & Fiore, New York, NY, USA
 
Reverse Order: Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
2014
Yesteryear Remembered, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
2013
Derrière la Couleur, Galerie Maubert, Paris, FR
 
Exhibition Dynamo: A Century of Light and Movement of Art 1913-2013, Galeries Nationale du Grand Palais, Paris, FR
 
Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
 
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, Otis College of Art andDesign, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Minimalism, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
 
‘2 person exhibition’, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
 
Larry Bell, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Everything Loose will Land, Mak Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA, USA
 
DNA Evolution No. 2. Arts Manhattan, Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
2011
Phenominal: California Light and Space, La Jolla & downtown San Diego locations during
 
Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Square Dancing, with works by Larry Bell, John McCracken and Peter Alexander, Nyehaus, New York, NY, USA
 
Human nature, Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Some assembly required, Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Surface thrusts: Abstract painting in the sixties, Norton Simon Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010
Side by Side, Colburn Music School, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Larry Bell / Jeppe Hein, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FR
 
Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Washington, CA, USA
 
Ferus Gallery, Greatest Hits Volume 1, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Primary Atmospheres: California Minimalism 1960-1970, David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA (winner of the Rob Pruitt Art Award for Best Gallery Group Show of 2010)
2009
1969, P.S.1, New York, NY, USA
 
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA
 
Larry's Loft, Hotel Erwin (formerly Marina Pacific Hotel), Venice, CA, USA
 
Elemental, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Lobby installation with cubes, Miami Beach, FL, USA
 
Miniatures, auction & exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 
California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 – 2008, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
 
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculptur”, TATE, Liverpool, UK
 
Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Bronze "Sumer" sculptures from the collection of "Grounds for Sculpture", Sarasota, FL, USA
 
Los Angeles NOW: Larry Bell / Joe Goode / Ed Moses, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH
 
Hot Spots: Rio de Janeiro / Milano – Torino / Los Angeles, 1956 - 1969, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, CH
 
Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, WI, USA
2008
Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957 – 1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
 
Between the Lines: Five Artists and the Lucid, Curated by Peter Frank, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2007
Made in California: Contemporary California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, 15th Anniversary Celebration, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA
 
SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s from LACMA's Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Sensuality in the Abstract, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Black and White, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2006
Sculpture from the Sixties, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Drawings, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Translucence, Southern California Art from the1960’s & 1970’s, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
 
Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
 
Southern California Minimalism, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Selected Collections

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA
 
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AS
 
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, AS
 
The Berardo Collection, Funchal, PT
 
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
 
City of Albuquerque Public Arts, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
 
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, USA
 
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, NY, USA
 
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX, USA
 
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
 
Metropolitan Bronco Football Stadium, District & City of Denver, CO, USA
 
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO, USA
 
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA
 
Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
 
The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
 
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA
 
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, MI, USA
 
Musée Saint-Pierre Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
 
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
 
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, DE
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, VE
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
Museum Ludwig, Köln, DE
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
 
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
National Collections of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
 
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
 
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, USA
 
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM, USA
 
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, TX, USA
 
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
 
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
 
Stedelijk Museum, Rotterdam, NL
 
Tate Gallery, London, UK
 
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MI, USA
 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

Honors and Awards

1990
Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts (Visual Arts), State of New Mexico
1975
National Endowment for the Arts, Grantee
1970
Guggenheim Foundation, Fellowship
1962
Copley Foundation, Grantee