KEN PRICE

Born: Los Angeles, 1935
Died: Taos, NM, 2012

Education: New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1959
Los Angeles County Art Institute, 1957
University of Southern California, B.F.A., 1956
Studied at Otis College of Art and Design (formerly the Los Angeles County Art Institute), Los Angeles

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2016
Ken Price Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York and Los Angeles (catalogue)

2014
Large Sculptures, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Specimen Rocks, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Inside/Outside, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Ken Price and Harvey Mudd: The Plain of Smokes, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2013
Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010, The Drawing Center, New York. Traveled to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, and The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM (catalogue)
Zoo, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York

2012
Bulgogi, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Traveled to Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
Night (1947 to 2015), The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT

2011
“Death Shrine I” from “Happy’s Curios”, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2010
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2008
Prints and Ceramics 1970-2005, Gemini G.E.L., New York
Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
Works from the Late 80's, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2007
New Work, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

2006
Sculpture and Drawing 1962-2006, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Early Cups and Selected Works on Paper, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2005
Sculpture from 2004, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Small Scale Sculpture, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Works on Paper, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

2004
Sculpture and Drawings 1994–2004, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
Works on Paper, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

2003
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2002
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
Small Is Beautiful, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA (catalogue)
Talking Pictures, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
New Work, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

2001
New York, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Parazette + Price Material Morph, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Recent Sculpture, Klein Art Works, Chicago
New Work, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Recent Drawings, Off Main Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Lumps, Bumps, Eggs, and Specimens, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1999
James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Recent Work, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1998
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Sculpture, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1997
New Work, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1996
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1995
Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (catalogue)

1994
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Ceramic Sculpture & Drawings, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Recent Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1992
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Menil Collection, Houston (catalogue)
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1991
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1990
Sena West Gallery, Santa Fe

1989
Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis. Traveled to Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco and Georges Lavrov Gallery, Paris (catalogue)

1987
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1986
Willard Gallery, New York
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco

1985
Willard Gallery, New York
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago

1983
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1982
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Willard Gallery, New York
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1980
Architectural Cups 1972-1974, Visual Arts Museum, New York
Ceramic Sculptures, Texas Gallery, Houston
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Selections from Happy's Curios, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (catalogue)
The Vessel, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas (catalogue)

1979
Cups, Plates, and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston
Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
New Work, Willard Gallery, New York

1978
Happy's Curios, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, NM

1976
Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1974
Felicity Samuel Gallery, London
Willard Gallery, New York
Cup Show II, David Stuart Gallery, New York

1973
Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

1972
Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

1971
David Whitney Gallery, New York. Traveled to Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie Neuendorf, Cologne; and Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg
Interior Series, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

1970
Kasmin Gallery, London
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (catalogue)

1969
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles

1968
Kasmin Gallery, London

1964
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles
Boxes, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles

1961
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1960
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920-Today, Tate St. Ives, UK
Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2016
Lineage: Mentorship & Learning, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
Ceramix: From Rodin to Schütte, La Maison Rouge, Paris

2015
The Serial Impulse and Gemini G.E.L., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art
10 Sculptures, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experience, The Menil Collection, Houston
The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (catalogue)
Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1980 from the Permanent Collection, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, Canton Museum of Art, OH
Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, Karma, New York
Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2014
Color Shift, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence

2013
The Artist and the Poet, Art Institute of Chicago
72 Degrees: LA Art from the Collection, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Inaugural Exhibition, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

2012
EST-3: Southern California in New York, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Highlights from The Harwood Museum of Art’s Collection of Contemporary Art, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
California Landscape into Abstraction, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2011
Venice in Venice, Venice Biennale
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950 – 1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950 – 1980, Getty Research Institute, Getty Center, Los Angeles
Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

2010
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Houseguest: Frances Stark Selects from the Grunwald Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Josef Albers / Ken Price, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York


2009
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Hopper at the Harwood, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2008
Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, Las Vegas Art Museum
Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (catalogue)

2007
The David Whitney Bequest, Menil Collection, Houston
SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s From LACMA's Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives
Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2006
Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden,
Ken Price, Charles Ray, Terry Winters: Recent Drawings
, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Los Angeles 1955–85, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

2004
A Secret History of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool (catalogue)
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (catalogue)

2003
Rebels in Clay: Peter Voulkos and the Otis Group, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego
Materials, Metaphor & Narratives: Work by Six Contemporary Artists, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Contemporary Art/Taos, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM (catalogue)

2002
Summer 2002, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
Smile, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Something, Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (catalogue)
Lateral Thinking: The Art of the 1990’s, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (catalogue)

2001
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, SITE Santa Fe Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM

2000
Made in California: Art, Image, Identity 1900–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Sixties: 1960–69, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1999
Contemporary Ceramics, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1998
Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A. 1960–1997, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, American Academy of Art and Letters, New York
The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works, Orlando Museum of Art
Homemade Champagne, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Traveled to Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
Clay into Art: Selections from the Collection of Contemporary Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1997
Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A. 1960–1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1995
A California Collection, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

1994
New Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

1993
Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. Traveled to Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
5 x 7, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY (catalogue)

1991
Shigaraki Museum of Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
California Finish Fetish, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1990
Putting Pottery into Perspective: Past, Present and Future, Rockford College, Rockford, IL (catalogue)

1989
Kansas City Collects Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)

1988
L.A. Hot and Cool: Pioneers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Big/Little Sculpture, Williams College of Art, Williamstown, MA (catalogue)

1987
Tomaya Now, Museum of Modern Art, Tomaya, Japan (catalogue)
Inaugural Exhibition, The Menil Collection, Houston (catalogue)
Clay Revision: Cup, Plate, Vase, Seattle Art Museum (catalogue)

1986
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945–1986, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Material and Metaphor: Contemporary American Sculpture, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center (catalogue)
Poetry of the Physical-Craft Today, American Craft Museum, New York (catalogue)

1985
American/European Painting and Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

1984
A Different Climate, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf (catalogue)
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Gemini G.E.L.: Art and Collaboration, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)

1983
American Accents, United States Embassy, Ottawa (catalogue)
Opening Exhibition, Temporary Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1982
Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art
One Hundred Years of California Sculpture, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1981
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
California, The State of Landscape, 1872–1981, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Betty Asher’s Cups, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Artist’s Quilts, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (catalogue)
Ceramic Sculpture: Six Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)
Centering on Contemporary Clay: American Ceramics from the Joan Mannheimer Collection, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA (catalogue)
Southern California Artists: 1940-1980, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA (catalogue)
California: A Sense of Individualism Part II, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Brooke Alexander: A Decade of Print Publishing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Mudd/Price: Modernism, San Francisco, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1980
Los Angeles Prints, 1883–1980, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1979
One Hundred Years of American Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)
Contemporary Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Directions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
West Coast Ceramics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (catalogue)
One Space/Three Visions, Museum of Art, History and Science, Albuquerque (catalogue)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Documents, Drawings and Collages: Fifty American Works on Paper from the Collection of Stephen D. Paine, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Traveled to Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; and Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston (catalogue)
From Allan to Zucker, Texas Gallery, Houston (catalogue)
Pop Prints from the Permanent Collection, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1978
Nine West Coast Clay Sculptors, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. Traveled to Arts and Crafts Center of Pittsburgh (catalogue)
20th-Century Prints from the Permanent Collection, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1977
Miniature, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Tamarind: Suite 15, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Traveled to University of California, Los Angeles, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Small Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (brochure)
Watercolors and Related Media by Contemporary Californians, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
Foundations in Clay: Frinkless, Mason, Nagle, Price, Soldner, Voulkos, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (brochure)
Contemporary Prints from Dallas-Fort Worth Collections, Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Private Images: Photographs by Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1976
200 Years of American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
30 Years of American Printmaking, Brooklyn Museum (catalogue)
The Last Time I Saw Ferus, 1957–1966, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Selected Drawings and Prints from the Fort Worth Art Museum, University Art Gallery, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
The Permanent Collection: A 75th-Anniversary Retrospective, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1975
Sculpture: American Directions, 1945–1975, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. Traveled to Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and New Orleans Museum of Art (catalogue)

1974
Clay, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Eight from California, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)

1973
Dimensional Prints, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (brochure)

1972
USA West Coast, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (catalogue)
20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections, University of California, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Contemporary American Art: Los Angeles, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Forth Worth, TX
Joe Goode, Kenneth Price, Ed Ruscha, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Nudes and Interiors, Frendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Continuing Surrealism, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA (catalogue)

1971
Contemporary Ceramic Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
11 Los Angeles Artists, Hayward Gallery, London. Traveled to Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, and Akademie der Künste, Berlin (catalogue)
Gemini: Technics and Creativity, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Gemini: Experiments in Graphics, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (catalogue)
Silkscreen: A Historical Review, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1970
Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Nine Print Portfolios, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Seventeenth National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum (catalogue)
International Biennial Exhibition of Prints, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (catalogue)
Kompas 4: West Coast USA, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (catalogue)
West Coast 1945-1969, Pasadena Art Museum. Traveled to City Art Museum of St. Louis; Art Gallery of Ontario; and Fort Worth Art Center, Forth Worth, TX (catalogue)
Bengston/Price, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Dallas
A Decade of California Color 1960-1970, Pace Gallery, New York
2nd British International Print Biennial, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England

1969
Tamarind: Homage of Lithography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Contemporary Drawing Show, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Forth Worth, TX (catalogue)
California, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
Erotic Art, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles

1968
Late Fifties at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (brochure)

1967
Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Funk, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)
A Selection from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rowan, Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine. Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Art

1966
Robert Irwin/Kenneth Price, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Ten from Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum (catalogue)
Five Los Angeles Sculptors and Sculptors' Drawings, University of California, Irvine (catalogue)
Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine (catalogue)
Annual Exhibition 1966: Contemporary Sculpture and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1964
New American Sculpture, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
The Studs (Price, Bengston, Moses, Irwin), Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1963
Sculpture of California, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA

1962
Fifty California Artists (organized by the San Francisco Museum of Art), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue). Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

1961
John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Robert Irwin, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, John Mason, Kenneth Price, Richards Ruben, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1960
John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, John Mason, Ed Moses, Ken Price, Richards Ruben, and Hassel Smith, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles