Timeline

1960
Born in San Francisco, CA
1984
B.F.A., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1989
M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions

2012
Death and Life of an Object, Edward Cella Art+ Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Broodwork: It’s About Time, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Soft Machines, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2010
One Man Band, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010
Size DOES Matter, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2010
Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010
A Sense of Humor, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2010
Look Again, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
2010
Skin, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
2010
Retro-Tech, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2010
50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, NY
2010
The Artist's Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Divine Comedy, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
2009
I.D.: Individual Demographics, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009
Art and Electronic Media, Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY
2009
California Maximalism, NYEHAUS, New York, NY
2009
15th Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Tim Hawkinson, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
2008
The Way Things Go, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Group Show, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Carl Andre / Tim Hawkinson, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
2008
XXIc: Exhibition 3 “XXIst Century Man”, The Miyake Foundation, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
2008
A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Arizona State University Art, Museum, Tempe, AZ
2007–2008
Tim Hawkinson: Mapping the Marvelous, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2007–2008
All for Art! Great Private Collections Among Us, Museé des beaux-arts de Montréal, Canada
2007–2008
From Africa to America, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
2007–2008
Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2007
Skin of/in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2007
Ensemble, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Light Time and Three Dimensions, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
2007
Not For Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Islang City, NY
2007
How Man is Knit, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
2007
Nyehaus, New York, NY (solo)
2007
Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2006
Swell, The New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
2006
Heads, Pescali & Sprovieri, London, UK
2006
EgoMANIA, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
2005
An Empty Space: Tim Hawkinson, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Überorgan, Pace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2005
Tim Hawkinson, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Summer Group Show, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
2005
A.B. Normal, Nyehaus, New York, NY
2005
Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2005
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (cat)
2005
Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2004
Tim Hawkinson, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2003
We Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New York NY
2002–2003
Fantasy Underfoot: The 47th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
2002
2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002
Überorgan, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001–2002
Chain Reaction: Rube Goldberg and Contemporary Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Traveled to Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY January 26 – April 14
2001
Un Art Populaire, Foundation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2001
Directions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2001
The Americans: New Art, Barbican Gallery, London, UK
2001
Clenchclutchflinch, Paul Rodgers/9W, New York, NY
2000–2001
Überorgan, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (solo)
2000
New Work, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
2000
Tim Hawkinson, Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2000
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2000
Pentecost, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2000
Hand-Made in the USA, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK
2000
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2000
Arte Americana, Ultimo Decennio, Ravenna, Italy
2000
American Bricolage, Sperone Westerwater, New York, NY
1999
48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1999
Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT
1999
Persona, Galerie Carousel, Paris, France
1999
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Tim Hawkinson: New Works, Akira Ikeda Gallery, AIG Exhibition/Taura, Japan (solo)
1999
Art of the Machine, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999
Head to Toe: Impressing the Body, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
1999
Dreaming III: Contemporary American Art and Old Japanese Ceramics, Akira Aikeda Gallery, New York, NY
1998–1999
Issey Miyake: Making Things, Foundation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
1998
Être Nature, Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
1998
Deep Thought, Basilico Fine Art, New York, NY
1998
Galleria Milleventi, Milan (solo)
1998
Pneumatic Quilt (collaboration with Issey Miyake), Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1997–1998
Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
1997
Voorzaal und Achterzaal, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997
Yard Sale, Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1996–1997
The Scream: Borealis 8, Arkem Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Germany
1996–1997
Secret Sync, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (solo)
1996–1997
Humongolous: Sculpture and Other Works by Tim Hawkinson, organized by The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Traveled to: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, August 24 – October 27; Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, September 6 – October 27; The Arnoff Center for the Arts, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinatti (concurrent exhibition with The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti), November 9 – January 12, 1997; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, January 25-March 30, 1997; and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1997 (cat) Secret Sync, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. Traveled to Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1996
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1996
Ali Ikmnostw, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1996
Shirts and Skins: Absence/Presence in Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI
1996
Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
1996
First Person, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996
The Empowered Object, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
1996
Be Specific, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995
Veered Science, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
1995
California in Three Dimensions, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
1995
Beyond 15 Minutes, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1995
Tim Hawksinson, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994–1995
In the Black, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1994
Hooked on a Feeling, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Current Abstractions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Tim Hawkinson, Guggenheim Art Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA (solo)
1994
This is My Body, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1992
Imperfect Order, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1991
Evocative Objects, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Tim Hawkinson, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden (solo)
1990
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1990
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990
Lead & Wax, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
Self Evidence, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1989
Modern Objects, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Profound Visions, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Excavations, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Tim Hawkinson: Objects, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1987
Young American Artists V, Mandeville Gallery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
1987
Two Person Exhibition, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987
Livestock, Los Angeles, CA
1986
All-California 86: On a Small Scale, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1986
Abstract Dimensional Painting, Richard Art Center, Richmond, VA
1985
Paint in Space, Main Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1985
New Art in the West, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985
Coming Attractions, San Jose Institute of Art, San Jose, CA
1985
Tim Hawkinson, Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, Montana (solo)
1984
Tim Hawkinson, Gallery 6, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (solo)
1984
Painted, Tinted, Tainted Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1983
Painted Constructions, Main Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1982
Tim Hawkinson, Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA (solo)
1981
Tim Hawkinson, Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)

Public Collections

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Literature

2007
Erickson, Steve and Tim Nye. Tim Hawkinson. New York: nyehaus/foundation, 2007.
2005
Harvey, Doug and Lawrence Rinder. Tim Hawkinson. New York: Whitney Museum, 2005.