Deborah Butterfield  (American, 1949) 

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Deborah Butterfield Biography
1949   Born May 7, in San Diego, CA
1966 - 1968   San Diego State College, San Diego, CA
1970 - 1972   BFA, University of California, Davis, CA
1972   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, Scholarship
1972   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, Purchase Award for Sculpture and Student Jury Award for Sculpture
1973   MFA, University of California, Davis, CA
1977   National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1980   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1980   National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1992   UC Davis and Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Davis, California, Citation for Excellence Award
1993   American Academy of Achievement - Golden Plate Award
1997   Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana; Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts
1998   Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts
  Lives and works in Bozeman, Montana and Hawaii
Selected Exhibitions
2012   New Sculptures, LA Louver, Venice, CA (solo)
2012   Essence: The Horses of Deborah Butterfield, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Pak (solo)
2011   Greg Kucera Gallery
2010   Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ (solo)
2008   The Horse, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
2008   Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007   Deborah Butterfield: Horses, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV (solo)
2007   Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA (solo)
2006   LA Louver, Venice, CA (solo)
2006   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2006   Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN (solo)
2006   Tucson Museum of Art, AZ (solo)
2005   Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005   Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
2005   Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005   Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2004   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2004   The Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2004   Roberta Lieberman: A Sharp Eye: An Art Dealer’s 40 Year Journey, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2003   Expanded Horizons, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2003   Deborah Butterfield: Recent Sculpture, Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY
2003   Deborah Butterfield, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002   Sculpture, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
2002   Fast Forward II, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2001   The Wild West, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
2000   International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2000   Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY
1999   Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999   Animal, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France
1997   Two in Montana: Deborah Butterfield and John Buck, Sculpture and Woodblock Prints, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1997   Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996   San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1996   Outdoor Exhibition, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
1994   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1992   Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1989   Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1989   The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1989   The Nature of the Beast, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1987   Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
1987   The Bay Area Collects: A Focus on Sculpture, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987   Standing Ground:Sculpture by American Women, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cinncinati, OH
1987   Whitney Museum at Philip Morris Sculpture Court, New York, NY
1986   Call of the Wild, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI
1986   Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, HI
1985   The Horse in 20th Century Art, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, England
1985   Iowa Collects, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1984   O.K. Harris, New York, NY
1984   Naturlich, Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1983   Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1983   Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1982   Mayor Gallery, London, England
1982   100 Years of California Sculpture, The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1981   Isreal Museum, Jerusalem, Isreal
1981   ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1980   3-D Invitational Exhibit, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
1979   The Decade in Review: Selections from the 1970's, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1978   The Presence of Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1977   Seventy-sixth Exhibition of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1977   Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1976   Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1974   Two Sculptors: Deborah Butterfield and Rudy Serra, University Museum, Berkeley, CA
1973   The Great Variety of Northern California Art, Pan Gallery, Chico, CA
1972   First Southwest Region Exhibition, American Craft Council Gallery, New York, NY
1972   The Sacramento Valley, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA
Selected Public Collections
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
  Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  The University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Yale University, New Haven, CT
  The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
  The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  The Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  Meijer Sculpture Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
Literature
2003   Gordon, Robert, et al. Horses: Deborah Butterfield. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
1992   Tucker, Marcia. The Art of Deborah Butterfield. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.

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