Timeline

1928
Born: May 9, Corning, CA
1953
California College of Arts and Crafts, B.F.A., Oakland, CA
1965
Sacramento State College, M.F.A., Sacramento, CA
Resides: Charlotteville, NY and Santa Cruz, CA

Exhibitions

2003
Ralph Goings: Paintings & Watercolors, Vintage & Current Works, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Hyperrealismes Americains, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Subject: Object, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
Iperrealisti, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
2002
As Real As It Gets: Super Realism and Photo-Realism from the Tucson Museum of Art and Private Collections, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2001
This Is America: American Photorealists, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Arhus, Denmark
Illusion and Reality: Hyperrealism Paintings in Korea and America, Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
2000–2001
A Century of the American Dream,Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan
2000
The Photorealists, Holmes Gallery, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
1999–2000
Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First Century, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC; travelling to: Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam; Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Painting Institute, Shanghai, China; Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China; Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore; CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
1998
Get Real: Contemporary American Realism from the Seavest Collection, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
1997
Ralph Goings: Photorealism, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Photorealists, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
1996–1997
Private Worlds: 200 Years Of American Still Life Painting, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
1996
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
A Survey of Contemporary American Realism, Posco Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1995–1996
The Landscape of American Culture,1967-1975, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994–1995
New York Realism: Past and Present, Odakyu Museum, Tokyo; Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Kyushu; Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kyushu; Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka; Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fujushhima; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
1994
Ralph Goings, A Retrospective View of Watercolors: 1972-1994, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
1993–1994
American Realism: The Urban Scene, Selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, organized by the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; travelling exhibition
1993
Contemporary Realist Watercolor, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
In/Sight: Late 20th-Century Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1991
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
1988
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1986–1987
Boston Collects: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1985–1987
American Realism Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; travelling exhibition
1985
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
Fortissimo! Thirty Years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; travelling to: San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1983
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1980
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1978
Representations of America, exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY: traveling to: Ministry of Culture, Moscow; Hermitage, Leningrad; Palace of Art, Minsk
1977
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1973
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1970
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY