Timeline

1926
Born, Los Angeles, CA
1949
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Graduate Studies at California State University, Long Beach, CA; University of, Southern California; and California State University, Northridge, CA
1974
National Endowment for the Arts Award
1984
National Endowment for the Arts Award
1990
J. Paul Getty Fund for the Visual Arts Fellowship, Malibu, CA
1990
22nd Annual Artist Award, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
1991
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
1991
Honorary Doctorate Degree, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1992
James VanDerZee Award, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
1992
Honorary Doctorate Degrees: Otis/Parson, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1993
Distinguished Artist Award, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
1995
Honorary Doctorate Degree, California Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Flintridge Foundation Visual Artists Award
1999
National Artist Award, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
1999
Living Artists Award, The California Art Education Association, Pasadena, CA
2000
Annual Pioneer Awards, I.A.M., New York, NY

Exhibitions

2002
Betye Saar: Colored – Consider the Rainbow, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA (solo)
2002
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY(traveled) (group)
2001
Art of the Masters: A Survey of African American Images, 1980-2000, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY (group)
2000
Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African American Artists, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (group)
2000
In Service: A Version of Survival, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (group)
1998
Workers + Warriors: The Return of Aunt Jemima, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (traveled) (solo)
1994
25 Years of African-American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (group)
1990
Secrets, Dialogues, Revelations: The Art of Betye and Alison Saar, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (traveled) (group)
1990
Sanctified Visions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1989
The Appropriate Object, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY (group)
1987
Sentimental Sojourn: Strangers & Souvenirs, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1985
Tradition and Conflict: Images of a Turbulent Decade 1963-1973, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (group)
1984
In Context, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1980
Rituals, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (solo)
1977
Betye Saar, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1977
Painting & Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC (group)
1976
Matrix 22: Betye Saar, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (solo)
1972
One Woman Exhibit, Multi-Cul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

Literature

2000
Betye Saar: In Service, A Version of Survival. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
1998
Betye Saar: Workers + Warriors, The Return of Aunt Jemima. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery