Timeline

1935
Born in Woodland, CA
1955
University of California, Berkeley
1968
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship
1981
Artist in Residence, University of Denver, CO
1982
Prix de Rome, Fellowship in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome, Italy
1983–1984
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture
1984
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship
1991
Artist in Residence, The Robbins Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
1998
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award
2000
Fellowship, Getty Research Institute

Exhibitions

2009
"Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
Sight Vision Revisited, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Hot Spots, Rio de Janeiro / Milano, Torino / Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Artists from the 60s, The Mayor Gallery, London
2008
"Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Sack of Bones (Los Angeles), Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Thirty Years of California Modernism, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Junk, The Mayor Gallery, London
2007
L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
2006
George Herms, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Sculptors on Paper, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Artist as Social Critic, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005
George Herms, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
George Herms: Hot Set, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2004
Collage, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003
The Not-So-Still Life - A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Assemblage, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
2001
Pay Attention…I Hope You Learned Your Lesson, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
1996
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1991
Assemblagist Show, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York City, NY
1989
The Poetic Object, The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
1987
Sculpture of the Sixties, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1981
California, sense of individualism, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
1979
The Prometheus Archives: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of George Herms, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (solo)
1973
George Herms Selected Works 1960-1973, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California (solo)
1962
Aura Gallery, Pasadena, California (solo)
1961
Batman Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
1960
Semina Gallery, Larkspur, California, with photographs by Edmund Teske (solo)
1959
Jubilee, First Public Exhibition, Tuolumne, California (solo)
1957
Secret Exhibition, Hermosa Beach, CA (solo)