Timeline

1949
Born in San Francisco, USA
1970
Stanford University (A.B.) Studio Art, Palo Alto, USA
1973
Yale University (M.F.A.) Photography, New Haven, USA
1981
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M.)
1987–1989
Polaroid Corporation, Artist Support Grants
1990–1991
N.E.A. Visual Artist's Fellowship
1995
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1997
Prix du Livre de Photographie, Le Prix du Livre-Images, les Rencontres, Arles, France
Currently lives and works in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2012
Toy Stories - Westport Arts Center, Westport, USA
2011
Star Wars, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Märchen Mythos Marotte, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria
A Tribute to Photography, Primo Marella Gallery Milan, Milan, Italy
Polaroid [Im]Possible, WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna, Austria
2010
Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, USA
25 Years / 25 Works, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, Lambertville, USA
2009
Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Barbie!, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008
David Levinthal: War, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D.C. (solo)
David Levinthal: Space Toys – New Polaroids, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA (solo)
Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
David Levinthal: Hitler Moves East. Vintage Photographs, John McWhinnie at Glen Horowitz, New York, USA (solo)
Jesus, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA (solo)
Hockey Night, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (solo)
2007
The Passion, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Depth of Field, The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, USA (solo)
2006
Baseball, Yogi Berra Museum, Montclair State University, Little Falls, USA (solo)
The Passion, Spike Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Blackface, The Menil Collection, Houston, USA (solo)
Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Santa Fe, USA
2005
Colecoes VI, Galleria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Girlfriend, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA (solo)
David Levinthal’s Vision: Capturing America’s Pastime, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, USA (solo)
David Levinthal and the American Dream, Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville, USA (solo)
New/Now: David Levinthal, New Britain Museum, New Britain, USA (solo)
David Levinthal, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA (solo)
Dirty Little Secrets, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, USA (solo)
From Blackface to Barbie, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA (solo)
2004
Subway Series: The New York Yankees and the American Dream, Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA
After Images: Art As Social Memory, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany
At War, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
Bedecked: Costume and Coiffure, Des Moines Art Center, USA
2003
Baseball, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA (solo)
David Levinthal, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA (solo)
The Wild West, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, USA (solo)
Small Wonder: World in a Box, Block Museum, Evanston, USA (solo)
Tunnel Vision: A Contemporary Visual Odyssey, Art Basel & Art Miami, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, USA
Beyond Tradition: Permanent Collection Photographs, San Jose Museum of Art, USA
Flash, Swimsuits and Sports, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA
Valley of the Dolls, Modernism Gallery, San Franciso, USA
Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2002
'The Wild West', The Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, USA (aolo)
David Levinthal: 1975-2001, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, USA (solo)
XXX, The Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Wild West, The Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
The Wild West, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Blackface, Alexandria Black History Resource Center, Alexandria, USA (solo)
XXX, The Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA (solo)
Small Wonder: World in a Box, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, USA (solo)
2001
David Levinthal, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
Small Wonders: World in a Box, Detroit Institiute of Arts, USA (solo)
Blackface, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC (solo)
XXX series, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
XXX series, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, USA (solo)
Modern Romance, Main Art Gallery, CSUF Visual Arts (solo)
XXX series, Modernism, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Girlfried! The Barbie Sessions, traveling exhibition: South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, USA (solo)
Modernism San Franscisco
2000
Made in California, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, USA
Un Monde Irreel, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, France
Blackface, Mark Moore Gallery Santa Monica, USA
Galerie Xippas Paris, France
Blackface, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
XXX Series, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
David Levinthal: XXX, Baldwin Gallery Aspen, USA
1999
Barbie Millicent Roberts, Augen Gallery Portland, USA
Girlfriend! The Barbie Sessions, San Jose Museum, San Jose, USA
Spring Fever: David Levinthal's Baseball Series, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, USA
Veiled Time: Contemporary Artists and the Holocaust, Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, New Brunswick, USA
A Room with a View, Sixth @ Prince Fine Art, New York, USA
Mastermind of Mode, Festival International de la Mode au Japon, Tokyo, Japan
Images for an Age: Art and History at the Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Lisa Setta Gallery, Scottsdale, USA
Girlfriend! The Barbie Sessions, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
1998
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Babes, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
1997
Philadelphia Museum of Judaica
Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, USA
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Rutgers University, Trenton, USA
1996
Modernism San Franscisco
Chapel Art Center, Cologne, Germany
Associated American Artists, New York, USA
The Enduring Illusion, Stanford University Musuem of Art, Stanford, USA
1995
Edward Hopper and the American Imagination, Whitney Museum of American Art
Associated American Artists, New York, USA
American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Washinton, D.C.
Art at the End of the Millenium, Art Fair Miami, USA
Galerie H.S. Steinek Vienna
1994
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, USA
White Columns, New York, USA
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, USA
1993
The Drawing Center, New York, USA
Galerie Wild Frankfurt, Germany
American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
Dolls in Contemporary Art, Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA
1992
Galerie Wild Frankfurt, Germany
Trenkmann Gallery New York, USA
More Than One Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1991
Recent Acquisitions, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, USA
Galerie Keeser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Henn Maastricht, The Netherlands
1990
Galerie Zindel-Grabner Berlin, Germany
Galerie Keeser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany
Katonah Museum, Katonah, USA
1989
American Cultural Center Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel
1988
SITES (Smithsonian International Traveling Exhibition Service), Museum Tour
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, USA
1987
Kennedy Space Gallery, Orlando, USA
Museum of Art, Science & Industry, Bridgeport, USA
1986
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, USA
1985
Bronx Museum Bronx, USA
National Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
1984
Galerie Geilsdörfer Cologne, Germany
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
Newark Museum, Newark, USA
1982
55 Mercer Gallery, New York, USA
Baruch College Gallery, New York, USA
1981
Hudson River Museum Yonkers, USA
Benefit, Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC