Barry Le Va

(American, b. 1941)

all the kings horses, all the kings men... by barry le va

Barry Le Va

All the Kings Horses, All the Kings Men..., 1995

bunker coagulation (pushed from the right) by barry le va

Barry Le Va

Bunker Coagulation (Pushed from the Right), 1995

dissected situations: institutional templates. a. spaces / abbreviations b. close ups / distances c. observers / participants by barry le va

Barry Le Va

Dissected Situations: Institutional Templates. A. Spaces / Abbreviations B. Close Ups / Distances C. Observers / Participants

from the rubble: sorted, classified, sealed by barry le va

Barry Le Va

From the Rubble: Sorted, Classified, Sealed, 1995

medications series - study for sculpture chemical geometry: objects swallowed #3 by barry le va

Barry Le Va

Medications Series - Study for Sculpture Chemical Geometry: Objects Swallowed #3, 2000

munich-africa-masks.burials.bunkers (#1) by barry le va

Barry Le Va

Munich-Africa-Masks.Burials.Bunkers (#1), 1993



Born in Long Beach, California
1960 - 1963
Studied California State University, Long Beach
Los Angeles College of Art & Design
1964 - 1967
Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, Received BFA-MFA
1968 - 1970
Instructor, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Received Young Talent Grant, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles
1973 - 1974
Taught Advanced Sculpture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Received Guggenheim Fellowship for Sculpture
Received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Taught Graduate Sculpture at Yale University
Resides in New York City


"Hands, Handles, Blades: Cleaver Configurations 1969-2009”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
Sculptures and Drawings 1966 - 2009 (Part I), Nolan Judin Berlin, Germany (solo)
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
“Barry Le Va Drawings 1967 to 2005”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
Barry Le Va: Wagner, Danese, New York, NY
Accumulated Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Barry Le Va, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (touring)
Black/White, Danese, New York
A Survey of Drawings 1966-2003 and Two New Scultpures, Galerie Juerg Judin, Vienna, Austia
Scrapbooks: Books to Drawings 1998-2003, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Phenomenal Bodies, Drammens Museum, Norway
From Pop to Now, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Five Sculptors Drawing: Drawings from the Seventies, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Barry Le Va: Black on Blue, Danese, New York
Recent Drawings/Early Works, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Drawings 1966-2000, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Nelly Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Contemporary Arts Musum, Houston
Retrospective, Sonnabend, New York
Topologies, White Box, New York
Diagrammatic Silhouettes: Large Scale Drawings From 1987, Danese, New York
Catalogued Confined, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Barry Le Va, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden


Le Va, Barry. "Notes by the Artist", in Bochner, Le Va, Rockburne, Tuttle. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio: 1975, pp. 16-24.
Le Va, Barry. "Notes on a Piece by Barry Le Va: Extended Vertex Meetings: blocked, blown outward", Studio International, vol. 182, no. 938, November 1971, pp. 178-9.
"Barry Le Va", Design Quarterly, vol. 74/ 75, pp. 46-57.