Timeline

1930
Born in Bellingham, WA
1948–1950
Western Washington State University, Bellingham, Washington
1950–1953
B.A.A., California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California (industrial design)
1972–1974
M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1972–1974
Laney College, Oakland, California (plastics technology and printmaking)
1978
N.E.A. Artist Fellowship grant
1982
Artist of the Year Award, Oakland Museum of California, Contemporary Art Council, Oakland, CA
1983
N.E.A. Artist Fellowship grant
1987
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1987
Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1988
The Engelhard Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1997
Award from American Academy of Art, Rome, Italy

Exhibitions

2011
“Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 – 1981,” The Museum of Contemporary Art - Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2010
“Altered States: The Collection in Context,” DiRosa, Napa, CA
2009
“The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 to 1989,” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2009
“California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948-2008”, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2009
“Altered States: The Collection in Context”, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2009
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2008
“Conceptual Art from California,” n.b.k., Berlin, Germany
2008
“Safe as Houses,” Gallery Karsten Schubert, London, England
2008
“MATRIX/REDUX,” Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
2008
“Exact Imagination,” Canzani Center Gallery/Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
2008
Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, England (solo)
2007
Spring Show, Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM
2007
“California College of Arts Centennial Exhibition Honoring Alumni,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2006
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. (solo)
2006
Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
2006
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005
“Practice Makes Perfect: Bay Area Conceptual Craft,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2005
“David Ireland, Jess and Al Souza,” Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
2005
“Solid Concept V,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2004
“The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain,” Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC
2004
“Selections from the Permanent Collection,” The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2004
“Practice,” Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003–2004
“David Ireland: A Retrospective,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. (solo)
2003
“Capp Street Project Alumnae,” Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003
“Solid Concept IV,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2003
“Magic Markers: Objects of Transformation,” Des Moines Art Center, De Moines, IA
2002
“Sweet Tooth,” Copia, Napa, CA
2002
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2001
“Making the Making," Apex Art Curatorial Program, New York, NY
2001
“Overhead: Installation and Baker’s Dozen,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
2001
Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
2001
“David Ireland and Gallery Paule Anglim Contemplate the de Young Museum,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2000
"Seascape," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
"Rapture," Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2000
"Eccentric Forms and Structures," Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
2000
Everyday Art, Freedman Gallery Reading, PA (solo)
2000
Reflections, Jack Shainman Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1999
Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Consider the de Young, San Francisco, CA
1999
Ideas in Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center Irvine, CA
1999
On the Ball: The Sphere in Contemporary Sculpture, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln, MA
1998
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
1998
Affinities and Collections, California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA
1998
pFORMative Acts, San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1998
Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco, CA (solo)
1997
The Gallery of the American Academy Rome, Italy (solo)
1997
Institute of Contemporary Art Portland, ME
1997
"The Art Orchestra: A Sculptors' Ensemble," The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1996
"Thinking Print," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1996
"SFAI 125th Anniversary Tribute Show," Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California
1996
Arts Club of Chicago Chicago, IL (solo)
1996
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Garden San Francisco, CA (solo)
1996
Functioning artwork, collab. w/ architect Henry Moss and master craftsman John Sirois, Addison Gallery, visiting artist's apartment Andover, MA (Commission)
1995
Jay Gorney Modern Art New York, NY
1994
Skellig, Ansel Adams Center for Photography San Francisco, CA (solo)
1994
Solid Concept Three, Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco, CA
1994
David Ireland/Tom Marioni, Artists Space New York, NY
1994
Duchamp's Leg, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN (travels)
1994
Mapping, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1993
Installation, Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
1993
Laura Carpenter Fine Art Santa Fe, NM (solo)
1992
Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1992
David Ireland, Ann Hamilton, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN (solo)
1991
You Can't Make Art By Making Art, Helmhaus Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1991
The Savage Garden, Caja de Pensiones Madrid, Spain
1991
Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975-1991, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1990
In-Site, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
1990
"Signs of Life, Process and Materials, 1960-1990," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990
"Paradox of Process: Collages and Assemblage in the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1990
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1990
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, D.C. (solo)
1990
A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1989
"Solid Concept," Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1989
"40 Years of Assemblage," travelling exhibition organized by White Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
1989
Germans Van Eck, New York, NY (solo)
1989
The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1988
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1988
Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988
"A Decade Documented," University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; California at Santa Cruz; University of California (solo)
1988
The Home Show, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1988
Awards in the Visual Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Carnegie-Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, CA; the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
1987
"The Right Foot Show," San Francisco Airport Commission, San Francisco, CA
1987
"Gallery as Place," Adeline Kent Award exhibition. Emmanuel Walter and Atholl McBean Galleries,San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1985
"New Furnishings," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
1985
"Inspired by Leonardo," San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1984
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
1983
American River College Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1983
"Elegant Miniatures from San Francisco and Kyoto, Japan," Kyoto, Japan, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1982
Installation, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
1981
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
1980
80 Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA (off-site location)
1980
White Columns Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1980
Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA (solo)
1979
“Mr. Gordon’s Birthday Party,” Action at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1979
“65 Capp Street, South China Paintings,” San Francisco, CA (solo)
1978
Exhibition of the Maintenance Action at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA Videotape: "Mr. Gordon at Lunch," Tony Labat (solo)
1976
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA (solo)
1976
"Eighteen Bay Area Artists," Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1975
Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, New York, New York, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Public Collections

Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ft. Barry, CA
“Newgate,” entryway sculpture for the landfill Preservation area, Candlestick Point State Park, San Francisco, CA
Outdoor sculpture for the Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
“Light Up- Philadelphia,” light schemes for the city of Philadelphia, Fairmont Park Art Association
Collaboration with architect Mark Mack for design and execution of furniture, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, CA
Pacific Enterprises Corporate Office Installation, First Interstate World Center, Los Angeles, CA
Security Pacific Bank Gallery (collaboration with Frederick Fisher, architect), San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Addison Gallery, visiting artist’s apartment (Function artwork in collaboration with architect Henry Moss and master craftsman John Sirois), Andover, MA
“Big Chair,” Lincoln, Nebraska
IKEA, Oakland, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Whatcom Museum of Art and History, Bellingham, Washington
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of Californian, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
Norton Family Foundation
Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA