About

Larry Zox was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1937. He studied at the University of Oklahoma, Drake University and the Des Moines Art Center under George Grosz.

In 1958 he moved to New York in 1958 and began making painted collages in which pieces of paper were stapled onto jointed sheets of plywood. His earliest works, completed from 1959 to 1962, were painted collages consisting of painted pieces of paper stapled onto joined sheets of plywood. The paintings that followed were similar in appearance to his collages but painted with straight and later ragged edges. His first one-man exhibition was at the Kornblee Gallery, New York in 1964. His tendency in the late 1960s to use a large central area of colour led to paintings in the 1970s with soft, uneven washes of color and narrow, irregular color borders.

Zox won numerous national awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967. His Work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others.

His work is held in many publications including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.

© Berry Campbell, New York

Exhibition

1937, born, Des Moines, Iowa
2006, died, Colchester, Connecticut
1955, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1956, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
1956, Des Moines Art Center (studied with Geoge Grosz)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1962
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1964
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1965
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1966
JL Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 1967
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1968
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany, 1968
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1968
Kornblee Gallery, New York, 1969
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1970
Akron Art Institute, Ohio, 1971
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1973
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 1974
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 1974
Rush Rhees Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1974
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1975
Daniel Templeton Gallery, Paris, 1975
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1976
Medici-Berenson Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, 1978
Allen Rubiner Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1979
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1981
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 1981
Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1981
Salander-O’Reilly Gallery, New York, 1982
Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1985
Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, 1986
Percival Gallery, Des Moines Iowa 1987
Percival Gallery, Des Moines Iowa, 1989
Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, 1990
Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1990
Gallery One, Toronto, Canada, 1991
Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1991
Robert Stein Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1993
CS Shulte Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey, 1994
Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1995
Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2000
Olson Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002
Olson Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2003
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2005
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2006
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2007
Rocket Gallery, London, 2007
DTR Modern Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2008
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2010
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2011

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The American Gallery, New York, 1963
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1964
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1964
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1965
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, 1965
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1965
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1967
Riverside Museum, California, 1968
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1968
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1969
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1969
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1970
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1972
Palm Spring Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, 1973
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1975
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada, 1977
Allen Rubiner Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1979
Ryngwood, Old Brooklyn, New York, 1979
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, 1980
Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1980
Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1980
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts, 1981
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1981
Salander-O’Reilly, New York, 1981
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1981
Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1985
Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1987
Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa, 1988
Muscatine Art Center, Iowa, 1988
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 1991
CS Shulte Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey, 1993
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 1994
Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, 1994
Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1995
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 1998
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2001
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 2005
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, 2006
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio, 2006
Terrain Gallery, New York, 2006
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, 2009
Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, New York, 2009
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2009
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2009
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2009
Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2010
Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010
Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, 2010
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2010
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, 2010
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, 2011
Museum Gallery of Modern Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011
Museum of Modern Art Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, 2011
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, 2011
Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 2012
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2012
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, 2012

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
Akron Art Institute, Ohio
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Empire State Art Collection, New York
Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, Norman, OK
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Indianapolis Art Museum, Indiana
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Tate Modern, London
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

AWARDS/GRANTS
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1967
National Council of the Arts, 1969
Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 1985

Work Selection

Alternate Text

Batticaloa Diamond Drill, 1968