Timeline

1930
Born: Sanger, CA
1949–1950
Attended San Francisco City College in San Francisco, CA
1951–1952
Attended University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
1953
Oakland Art Museum, First Award in Sculpture Oakland, CA
1951–1956
California School of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, CA
1957
Oakland Art Museum, Purchase Award in Painting Oakland, CA
1956–1958
Attended California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA
1959
Nealie Sullivan Award, California School of Fine Arts
1963
SF Art Inst., 82nd Annual Sculpture Award San Francisco, CA
1959–1965
Taught at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA
1965
National Art Foundation Award
1970–1975
University of California, Davis; Sculpture Grant Davis, CA
1979
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1980
Individual Artist Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1982
Academy Institute Award in Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1985
Award of Honor, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
1965–1990
Taught at University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
1995
Honorary Doctorate, Corcoran School of Art
1996
Amer. Acad. & Inst. of Arts & Letters Award in Art
2006
Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center
2008
Bay Area Treasure Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Exhibitions

2008
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (solo)
2008
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
2007
The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2007
Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME (solo)
2005
University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2002
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2000–2001
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, The White House, Washington, DC
2000
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco, CA
1999
Galerie Simonne Stern New Orleans, LA
1999
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1998
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1998
The Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AR
1998
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1998
Galerie Simonne Stern New Orleans, LA
1997
Anne Reed Gallery Ketchum, ID
1997
Palo Alto Cultural Center Palo Alto, CA
1997
Early Work (1953-1978), Corcoran School of Art Washington, DC (and travelling)
1997
The Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AR
1997
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1996
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1996
John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1996
Lisa Kurts Gallery Memphis, TN
1996
A Sculptor's Drawings, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC (and travelling)
1995
San Francisco Musuem of Modern of Art San Francisco, CA
1995
Udinotti Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
1995
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1994
, Palo Alto Cultural Center Palo Alto, CA
1994
Frumkin/Adams Gallery New York, NY
1993
, Albuquerque Museum Albuquerque, NM
1993
Newport Harbor Art Museum Newport Beach, CA
1993
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco, CA
1993
Dia Foundation, Dia Foundation Bridgehampton, NY
1993
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1992
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1992
Morgan Gallery, Morgan Gallery Kansas City, MO
1992
Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Margulies/Taplin Gallery Boca Raton, FL
1992
University of Colorado Boulder, CO
1992
St. Mary's College Moraga, CA
1992
Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts Sherman Oaks, CA
1992
Margulies/Taplin Gallery Boca Raton, LA
1992
John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1992
Wolk Gallery St. Helena, CA
1992
Anne Reed Gallery Ketchum, ID
1992
Fresno Art Museum Fresno, CA
1992
Isetan Museum of Art Tokyo, Japan
1992
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco, CA
1991
John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1991
Eve Mannes Gallery Atlanta, GA
1991
Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts Malibu, CA
1991
Anne Reed Gallery Ketchum, ID
1991
M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum San Francisco, CA
1991
Muckenthaler Cultural Center Fullerton, CA
1991
Museo Estudio Diego Rivera Mexico City, Mexico
1991
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco, CA
1991
Allene Lapides Gallery Santa Fe, NM
1991
Tavelli Gallery Aspen, CO
1991
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1991
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Richard L. Nelson Gallery University of California, Davis, CA
1991
Eve Mannes Gallery, Eve Mannes Gallery Atlanta, GA
1991
Riva Yares Gallery, Riva Yares Gallery Santa Fe, NM
1990
Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery Davis, CA
1990
Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AR
1990
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1990
Barbara Kornblatt Gallery Washington, D.C.
1990
Braunstein/Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA
1990
Queens Museum Queens, NY
1990
Butler Institute Youngstown, OH
1990
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1990
Crocker Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA
1990
Bingham Kurts Gallery, Bingham Kurts Gallery Memphis, TN
1989
Sheppard Gallery, Sheppard Gallery University of Nevada, Reno, NV
1989
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1989
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1989
Greg Kucera Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery Seattle, WA
1989
Riva Yares Gallery, Riva Yares Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
1989
Richard L. Nelson Gallery University of California, Davis, CA
1989
Butterfield & Butterfield San Francisco, CA
1989
John Berggruen Gallery Monadnock Building, San Francisco, CA
1989
Security Pacific Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989
Travelling, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1989
California Museum of Science and Industry Los Angeles, CA
1988
Palo Alto Center Palo Alto, CA
1988
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art Reno, NV
1988
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1988
College of Notre Dame, College of Notre Dame Belmont, CA
1988
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1988
James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1988
Travelling, The Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, NY
1988
Weatherspoon Art Gallery University of North Carolina
1987
Palm Springs Desert Museum Palm Springs, CA
1987
Travelling, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
1987
Travelling, Philbrook Art Center Tulsa, OK
1987
Travelling, Madison Art Center Madison, WI
1987
Fay Gold Gallery, Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
1987
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio Art Institute San Antonio, TX
1986
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1986
San Francisco Museum of Modren Art San Francisco, CA
1986
Marilyn Pearl Gallery New York, NY
1985
Robert Else Gallery, Robert Else Gallery California State University, Sacramento, CA
1985
The Oakland Muesum Oakland, CA
1985
Traveling, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH
1985
Traveling, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
1984
Hirshorn Museum Washington, D.C.
1984
Traveling, Fisher Gallery University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1984
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1984
Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA
1984
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters New York, NY
1984
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1984
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1984
Middendorf Gallery, Middendorf Gallery Washington, D.C.
1984
Art Gallery, Art Gallery California State University, Chico, CA
1984
Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien Zurich, Switzerland
1983
Middendorf/Lane Gallery, Middendorf/Lane Gallery Washington, D.C.
1983
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1983
Frumkin-Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1983
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1983
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art Monterey, CA
1983
Institute of Contemporary Art Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
1982
The Mexican Museum San Francisco, CA
1982
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters New York, NY
1982
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1982
Richard L. Nelson Gallery; Mem. Union Art Gallery; Pence Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
1982
DeSaisset Museum University of Santa Clara, CA
1982
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1981
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art Reno, NV
1981
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA
1981
Middendorf/Lane Gallery Washington, D.C.
1981
Tulane University New Orleans, LA
1981
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters New York, NY
1981
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA
1981
Charles Cowles Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1981
The Mexican Museum, The Mexican Museum San Francisco, CA
1981
Western Associates of Art Museums, Western Associates of Art Museums Travelling through 1983
1981
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1981
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara, CA
1980
Whitman College, Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
1980
Richmond Art Center, Richmond Art Center Richmond, CA
1980
Grossmont College Gallery, Grossmont College Gallery El Cajon, CA
1980
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1980
San Diego Museum of Art San Diego, CA
1980
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art Roslyn, NY
1979
Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco, CA
1979
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1979
Gallery Paule Anglim, Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco, CA
1978
Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, NY
1977
Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville, AL
1977
Kenmin Prefecture Hall Tokyo, Japan
1977
Smithsonian Inst. Travelling Exhibition Service Washington, D.C.
1977
ArtSpace/Open Ring, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery Sacramento, CA
1976
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, Braunstein/Quay Gallery New York, NY
1976
80 Langton Street, 80 Langton Street San Francisco, CA
1976
The Oakland Museum, The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1976
Travelling, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1976
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1975
JPL Gallery London, England
1975
Traveling, JPL Gallery London, England
1975
Quay Gallery, Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA
1974
University Art Gallery, University Art Gallery San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1974
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1974
San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1973
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1972
Travelling, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery Sacramento, CA
1972
Sacramento State College Art Gallery, Sacramento State College Art Gallery Sacramento, CA
1972
Davis Art Center, Davis Art Center Davis, CA
1971
Art Gallery, Art Gallery University of Nevada, Reno, NV
1971
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1971
Quay Gallery, Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA
1971
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1971
University of Nevada Reno, NV
1970
University Art Museum Berkeley, CA
1970
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1970
Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1970
St. Mary's College, St. Mary's College Moraga, CA
1970
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
1969
Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
1969
Jason Aver Gallery San Francisco, CA
1969
Reed College Portland, OR
1968
Travelling, Portland Art Museum Portland, OR
1968
Quay Gallery, Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA
1968
San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1967
University Art Museum Berkeley, CA
1966
Traveling, University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
1966
Quay Gallery, Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA
1965
San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1964
Stanford University Art Museum Stanformd, CA
1964
David Stuart Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1964
Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley Gallery Berkeley, CA
1963
New Mission Gallery, New Mission Gallery San Francisco, CA
1963
The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1962
Primus-Stuart Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1962
California Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco, CA
1962
Stanford University Art Gallery Stanford, CA
1962
Houston Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
1961
Staempfli Gallery New York, NY
1960
Dilexi Gallery, Dilexi Gallery San Francisco, CA
1959
Spatsa Gallery, Spatsa Gallery San Francisco, CA
1959
San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1957
Six Gallery San Francisco, CA
1957
Six Gallery, Six Gallery San Francisco, CA
1955
Six Gallery San Francisco, CA

Literature

2006
Anderson, Maxwell L., and Bruce Nixon, "Manuel Neri: The Figure in Relief," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
2005
Nixon, Bruce, "Manuel Neri: Artists' Books / The Collaborative Process," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
1996
Cowart, Jack, "Manuel Neri: Early Work 1953-1978," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
1989
Neri, Manuel, "Manuel Neri: Plasters," San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, CA
1984
Restany, Pierre, "Manuel Neri," J. Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA