About

Born in Oakland, CA in 1925, Robert Colescott was the first African American artist to represent the United States in a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1997 at age 71. His mother, a pianist, and his father, a jazz musician and railroad porter, were friends with Sergeant Johnson. Johnson and Diego Rivera became the first major influences in the artist's life. Colescott, himself a musician, played drums and performed with local groups but after serving in the army in France during World War II. After the war, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he received a BA and MA in art at UC Berkeley. He began to mature as an artist in 1949 when he lived in Paris for the year and studied with French cubist Fernand Léger. Colescott returned to Berkeley for a master's and spent the next decade teaching in the Northwest. In 1964, a teaching residency took him to Cairo, where Egyptian art reiterated for him Léger's ideas about narrative, but from outside the Western canon. After another stint in Paris, he returned in 1967 to the Bay Area in California and taught at the San Francisco Art Institute during the 1970s. From 1983 until 1995, Colescott was a professor of art at the University of Arizona, where in 1990 he was honored with the title of Regents' Professor. Robert Colescott's work is in several major institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 “Troubled Goods: A Ten Year Survey,” G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI
2007 “Forms of Abstraction” G.R. N'Namdi Gallery New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI
2002 “Knowledge of the Past Is the Key to the Future,” Arthur Roger Gallery, New
2001 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Works," Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, Sept 16- Oct 28
"Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Feb 11-Mar 25
1998 2000 "Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings, 1987 1997", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,
MN; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; University of Arizona Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; University of California
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture
Garden, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
1999 "Robert Colescott: Recent Work", G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov 5-Dec 20
1999 "Robert Colescott: Paintings", Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR, February 4-27
1998 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, April June
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, January February
1997 "Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings, 1987 1997", United States Pavilion,
47th Venice Biennale, Italy
"Robert Colescott: Works on Paper", Van Every Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Cline LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, July September
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
1995 96 "Robert Colescott: The One Two Punch", Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ;
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; African American Museum, Dallas, TX
1995 Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1994 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1993 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
G.R. N'nambi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1991 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Recent Work University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO, February
1990 New Work Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Oct. 3 Nov. 13
New Work Linda Cathcart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 6 - Dec. 6
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LI, March
10 Works on Paper, Overholland Museum, Amsterdam, April July, 1990, individual
gallery in Group Show, "Black USA"
1989 Recent Paintings, University of Texas, El Paso, September/October
Recent Paintings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA July August
"Robert Colescott, A Retrospective," The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, June July,
(Catalogue)
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1987 89 "Robert Colescott: A Retrospective, 1975 1986," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose,
CA, and traveling exhibition; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Baltimore
Museum of Art, Baltimore, MA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Akron Art
Museum, Akron, OH; Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; The New Museum, New York, NY; Seattle
Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1988 "The Eye of the Beholder: Recent Work By Robert Colescott," Marsh Gallery, Modlin
Fine Arts Center, University of Richmond, Marsh Gallery, Richmond, VA;
Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA., Oct. 1988, Koplin Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA.; Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1987 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, Drawings, San Francisco, CA
"A Gift of Time," Roswell Museum and Art Center, 20th Anniversary of The Artist in¬
Residence Program, March 8 August 16
1986 "Les Demoiselles D'Alabama", Semaphore East Gallery, New York, NY
"Robert Colescott: Paintings and Drawings, 1980 1986", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 "At The Bathers' Pool", Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
"Robert Colescott: Another Judgment", Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Robert Colescott, New Paintings", Dart Gallery, Chicago. Semaphore Gallery, NY, NY.
"Here and Now", Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
"Robert Colescott, Paintings", Hadler/ Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, TX.
"Robert Colescott, The Artist and The Model", Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
1983 Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
1982 Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY
1978 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 Razor Gallery, NYC
1975 Razor Gallery, NYC
1973 Spectrum Gallery, New York, NY
1972 Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1966 Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
1965 Victoria Municipal Art Gallery, BC, Canada
1961 Reed College Art Gallery, Portland, OR
Salem Art Museum, Salem, OR
1960 Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
1958 Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1957 Zoe Dusanne, Seattle, Washington
1953 Miller Pollard, Seattle, Washington


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2001 "Humor and Rage", Fundacio Caixa Catalunya
"Self Made Men", DC Moore Gallery
2000 "Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African-American Artists", Carpenter Center,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 6 through May 5, 2000.
1999 "Refining the Imagination: Tradition, Collecting, and the Vassar Education," The
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 23-¬
September 9, 1999
"Looking Forward, Looking Black", Museum of Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, February/March 1999; Houghton House Gallery at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, April/May 1999; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, August/October 1999; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, December 1999/February 2000; The Yager Museum, Oneonta, NY, March/June 2000; Georgia State University School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA, July/September 2000; Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA, October/December 2000; Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, January 15-March 4, 2001; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, March 17-May 5, 2001; University of Denver, Denver, CO, September-December 2001; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, February-April 2002
1998 99 "A Portrait of Our Times: An Introduction to the Logan Collection," The San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, September 29, 1998 January 3
1998 "Peep Show: An Exhibition of Erotic Fact and Fantasy," Luise Ross Gallery, New York,
NY, June 2 July 24, 1998
"Robert Colescott, New Works on Paper," Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA,
January 15 February 28, 1998.
1997 1998 "American Stories": Setagaya Art Museum, Setagaya, Japan, August 30 October
19, 1997; Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, November I December 3, 1997;
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan, April 29 May 24, 1998; Kurashiki City Art
Museum, Kurashiki, Japan, June 13 July 26, 1998; Akita Perfectural Integrated Life
Cultural Hall, Akita, Japan, August 7 September 6, 1998
1997 "Civil Progress: Life in Black America", Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, February 6
March 30, 1997
"Mirror Enough: Self Portraits", Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, Mar 15 Apr 26, 1997
"Sex/Industry", Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, Feb 8 Mar 23, 1997, guest curator:
John Yau
1996 "Visitor's Voices: Recomposing the Collection", Walker Art Center, Minnesota, MN, July 7
September 8
1995 1996 "Art with Conscience", The Newark Museum, Nov. 22, 1995 Feb. 18, 1996
1995 "Temporarily Possessed", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, September 15-
December 17, 1995
Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester County, NY
47th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts
and Letters, November 6 December 3, 1995.
"Inside Vision/ Outside the Mainstream", Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, Nov 3-25
"Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory", Aspen Art Museum, July 27-
September 24, 1995
"The Re-Constructed Figure, The Human Image In Contemporary Art", Katonah Museum
of Art, New York, June 25- September 17,1995
"Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory", Aspen Art Museum, CO,
July 27 September 24, 1995
1994 "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art", Whitney Museum
of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, November 10, 1994 March 5, 1995
"California in the 70's", Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY, March 2 31,1994
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C., October 30 January 2, 1994
"Sharing the Dream," Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Traveling exhibition to
Sangre de Christo Art Center, Pueblo, CO; College of Santa Fe, NM; Hampton
University Museum, Hampton, VA, August 19 October 7, 1994, curated by Arlene
LewAllen
1993 "The Painters Theater," Baxter Gallery, Portland School of Art, ME, June 25-August 13
"The Purloined Image," Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, March 28 May 9, 1993
Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum,
Brooklyn, New York
"I Am The Enunciator," Thread Waxing Space, New York, January 9 February 20, 1993
"American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," American
Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, March 1 March 28, 1993
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992 Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of
Modern Art, New York, curated by Kynaston McShine, March July, 1992
"June Exhibition," LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, June 5 29, 1992
"Quotations: The Second History of Art," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ridgefield, CT, May 16 Sept. 20; Wright State University, Oct 18 – Nov 25
"My Father's House Has Many Mansions," Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, Jan 18-Feb 22
"Paris Connections," Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA., Jan 14-Feb 29, 1992,
"Domestic Violence," The University of Texas at Arlington, March 31 April 22, 1992
"Spirit Made Visible," John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA., May 9 June 7, 1992
1991 92 "Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Nov 1, 1991 Jan 24, 1992
1991 "The Art of Advocacy," The Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT, May 18-
September 22, 1991
"Umbrella Art," Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, toured eight museums including
American Craft Museum, NYC, May 1989 – Sept 1991
The Decade Show: New Museum, Museum of Hispanic Art, Studio Museum Harlem,
May 18 – Aug 19, NYC, catalogue
"Responsive Witness," Palo Alto Cultural Center, July 14 Sept 15, 1991, flyer
"Visions and Revisions," Denver Museum, April 26 August 25, 1991, catalogue
"Thirteen: Artists of the Black Community," Arizona State University, February 4 -
March 4, 1991
"The Reimaging of America," Momenta Art, Philadelphia, PA, January February 1991,
"The Difficult Image," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, June 12 July 7, 1991,
"San Francisco Art Institute Annual Exhibition and Auction," 1991
Bowling Green, University of Ohio, Group Show, November 1991
1990 1991 "Portraits of a Kind," Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 "Signs of the Self: Changing Perceptions," Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock,
NY, March 17 April 15, 1990
"Prophets and Translators for the New Decade: Four Black Artists Face the 1990s," The
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
"California A to Z and Return," The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
"The Difficult Image," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, June 12 July 7, 1990,
catalogue
"Directions: African American Artists Now," Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI,
Sept 15 – Nov 25, 1990
"1990 Phoenix Triennial," Phoenix Art Museum, Sept 17 Oct 7, 1990
"Prophets and Translators: Black Artists in Transition," Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA,
Feb-April
"Northwest and Southwest," Palm Springs Museum, March April
"Black USA," Overholland Museum Amsterdam, April July
1989 93 "Gardens: Real and Imagined," National Museum Tour, 1990 1993; Bernice Steinbaum
Gallery, New York, NY, Dec.9 Jan.6, 1990; Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, MN, Mar
1 Apr.30, 1990; Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH, May 15 June15, 1990;
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ, July 1 Aug.15, 1990; Colorado
University Art Gallery, Boulder, CO, Sept.1 Sept.30, 1990; Clemson University,
College of Architecture, Clemson, SC, Oct.15 Nov.15, 1990; Felicitas Foundation
Mathes Cultural Center, Escondido, CA, Dec.1 Feb.2, 1991; Arizona State University
Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Feb.10 Mar.24, 1991; Art Museum of South East Texas,
Beaumont, TX, Apr.8 June 9, 1991; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK, July 1
Aug.15, 1991; University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, Sept.1¬-Oct.1, 1991; Atlanta
College of Art, Atlanta, GA, Oct.15 Nov.15, 1991; Gallery of Fine Arts, Edison
Community College, Fort Meyers, FL, Nov.27 Dec.20, 1991; University Art Gallery
SUNY, Albany, NY, Jan.15 Feb.15, 1992; Washington State University Museum,
Pullman, WA, Mar I Apr. 15,1992, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL, May 1
July 1, 1992; Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison, NJ,
July 10 Aug. 24, 1992; Ball State Art Gallery, Muncie, IN, Sept.6 Oct.6, 1992;
Louisiana Arts & Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA, Oct.21 Nov.21, 1992; Hunter
Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, Dec.1 Feb.4, 1993; Cheekwood Fine Arts Center,
Nashville, TN, Feb.15 Apr.15, 1993; Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook,
Stony Brook, NY, June 8 September 8, 1993
1989 "Fear of Others (In Search of Tolerance / Art Against Racism)," Travelling Exhibition,
Arts in Action Society, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Roundhouse, Vancouver, B.C.,
Sept. 23 Oct. 22, 1989; Community Arts Council, Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 3 Oct. 21,
1989; Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 25 Oct. 29, 1989
"Taboo: 6th Anniversary Exhibition," Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
"The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism," Washington Project for the Arts,
Washington, D.C.
"American Resources: Selected Works of African American Artists," Bernice Steinbaum
Gallery, New York, NY
"Contemporary African American Artists," Williams College Museum of Art,
Williamstown, MA
"On the Cutting Edge," Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, NY
"Images of American Pop Culture Today III," Laforet Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN
"Social Studies: Truth Justice and the Afro American Way," University Galleries, Illinois
State University, Normal, IL
"Prisoners of Image, From 1800 1988," Alternative Museum, NY
"Six Contemporary African American Artists," Williams College Museum, MA, May 13-
Oct 29
"Images of American Pop Culture Today," La Foret Museum, Tokyo, 1989
"Introspective Brazilian and American Artists of African Decent," California Afro¬
American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May June, 1989, catalogue
"A Different War: Vietnam in Art," curated by Lucy Lippard, catalogue, Whatcomb
Museum Bellingham, Aug - Nov 1989; UCLA, Madison Art
Center, North Western University Museum, De Cordova Museum, MA, Akron Art
Museum
"Gardens of Real and Imagined," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC, Dec. 1989,
catalogue, toured for two years
1988 "Fantasists Realities," Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, 1988 89
"A Bid For Human Rights," Exhibit and Auction Michael Jackson Residence, 1988 89
"Classical Myth & Imagery in Contemporary Art," Queens Museum, New York, 1988 89
"Contemporary Art Auction & Exhibit," El Bohio Center, New York, 1988 89
"Faces and Figures," Selected works by Black Artists, Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY,
February April 1988
1987 "The Minds Eye," The Asian Art Institute, NYC, March 13 April 10, 1987
"Race and Representation," Hunter College, NYC, Jan. 25 March 6, 1987
"Private Expression, Personal Experience," Stamford, CT, Museum, May July, 1987
"Art Against Aids," NYC City Wide effort and exhibit, Phyllis Kind Gallery, May, 1987
"Figure in Context," Koplin Gallery, L.A., July August 1987
"Artists Who Teach," Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC, Oct – Dec 1987
"Making the Mainstream," University of South Florida, Tampa
"Figure in Context," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Artists Who Teach," Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
"Contemporary Southwest," Brainard Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY
1986 "NYC: New Work," Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
"Mixed Media," J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Ltd., Chicago, IL
"Freedom of Painting", Galerie Paradis, Paris, France.
"Uncovering the Past, Tribute & Parody", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
"Four Artists", Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Benefit for the Poet's Project at St. Mark's Church, New York, NY.
"Focus New York: The 'Best and the Brightest' from the East Village and Soho",
Moosart Gallery, Miami, FL
"The Freedman Gallery: The First Decade," Freedman Gallery, Albright College,
Reading, PA, 1986
1985 "La Nouvelle Biennal de Paris", Abbattoir Exhibition Space, Paris, France
"Correspondences, New York Art Now", Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
"Masters of Mischief", Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
"In the Tropics", The Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY
"Art Faculty Exhibition", Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
"Purchase "Program Exhibition", The American Academy and Institute of Arts and
Letters, New York, NY
"Since the Harlem Renaissance: Fifty Years of Afro American Art", Center Gallery,
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; State University of New York, College at
Old Westbury, Long Island, NY
"Outline and Silhouette", Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
"The Razor Show", Hudson Center Gallery, New York, NY
"Semaphore and Semaphore East at University of Wisconsin", Foster Gallery, Fine Arts
Center, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
"Political Landscape", Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
"Nude, Naked, Stripped", Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.
1984 "Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974 1984", Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
"Investigations", Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
"Confrontations", Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
"Aspects of New Narrative Art", Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and
traveling exhibition
"The Human Condition", Biennial 111, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco, CA
"Body Politic", Tower Gallery, New York, NY
"The New Portrait", P.S. 1 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
"In Celebration of Black History Month: Twelve Artists and Their Work", First Bank,
Minneapolis, MN.
"Central Images", Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
"Old Masters, New Masters", Vox Populi Gallery, New York, NY
"Ten Years of Contemporary Art", organized by The Museum of Modern Art, General
Electric Exhibition Space, New York, NY
"Since the Harlem Renaissance", Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
"Two Person Exhibition," Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, TX
"Whitney Biennial," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1983 "Second Western States Exhibition; The 38th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of American
Painting", Corcoran Gallery of American Art, Washington, D.C. (traveling exhibition)
"American Still Life: 1945 1983", Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
"Self Portraits The Antic Vision", Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
"Seriously Silly", City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
"Faces Since the Fifties", Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
"The Re gentrified Jungle", Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
"Current Expressionism", Florida International University, Miami, FL
Artists Choice Museum, New York, NY
"Not Quite Love", Lucky Strike, New York, NY
"Humor", Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
1982 "Painting and Sculpture Today", Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
"The West As Art", Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
"Artists' Dilemma", Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY
"Beast", P.S. 1 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
"Another Look At Landscape", Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
"The Erotic Impulse", Roger Litz Gallery, New York, NY
"Figuration: 4 Views", Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR.
"The Anxious Figure", Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY
"Not Just For Laughs", The New Museum, New York, NY
"Crimes of Passion", The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
"Humor in Art, 41 California Artists", Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Bay Area Narrative Painting", San Francisco State Univ. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980 "Events: Fashion Moda, Taller Bourica Artists Invite Artists", The New Museum, New
York, NY
"The Bay Area Colescott, Brown, and DeForest", Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
"Eight Black American Artists", Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1979 "From Pastel To Notation", Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San
Francisco, CA
"Uncommon Visions", Museum of Art, University of Rochester, NY
Hayward Gallery, London, England
1978 "Art About Art", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, traveling exhibition
1977 "Bay Area Artists", Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
"Painting and Sculpture in California", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco, CA; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
"San Francisco Painters", The Hague, Holland
"Americana", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1976 "Other Sources", Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
"Painting and Sculpture in California", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco, CA
1975 "Unordinary Realities", Xerox Foundation, Rochester, NY
1974 "Third World Exhibit", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"West Coast 1974: The Black Image", Crocker Gallery; Sacramento and Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, CA
"Five", The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1969 "Trois Americains", Centre Culturel Americain, Paris, France
1968 "21 Peintres Americains", Musée D'Angouleme, France
"Biennal de Menton", Menton, France
Musée de Breat, Breat, France
Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France; Nancy, France; Grenoble, France
1962 "Four Northwest Painters", Ankrum Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1961 "Painters 1961", University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
"Pacific Profile", Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
"American Painting Today", Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1959 "Centennial Exhibit", Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1953 "Young Seattle Painters", Kaufmann Gallery, New York, NY
1950 Salon de Mai, Paris, France