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1928 Born Long Beach, California
Lives and works in San Diego, California

1948 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
1951 Jepson Art Institute, Los Angeles
1952 Attends Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Robert Irwin: Site Determined, University Art Museum, California State University, California 
  • Robert Irwin, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Robert Irwin: Drawings, Quint Gallery, San Diego

2016

  • Robert Irwin: All the rules will change, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington

2015

  • Robert Irwin, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2, White Cube Bermondsey, London
  • Excurses: Homage to the Square3, Dia: Beacon, New York
  • Cacophonous, Pace, New York

2014

  • Robert Irwin, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla
  • Robert Irwin, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne
  • Robert Irwin, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

2013

  • Double Blind, secession, Vienna
  • Robert Irwin, Pace, London
  • Way Out West, Peder Lund, Oslo
  • Scrim Veil – Black Rectangle – Natural Light (1977), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2012

  • Dotting the i´s & Crossing the t´s, Pace, New York
  • Dotting the i´s & Crossing the t´s, Part I, Pace, New York

2011

  • Way Out West, L & M Arts, Los Angeles.
  • Way Out West, Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid

2010

  • Gypsy Switch, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
  • Way Out West, Pace Gallery, New York
  • Way Out West, Galerie Xippas, Paris
  • Works in Progress, Quint Contemporary Art, California
  • Robert Irwin, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia

2009

  • Slant/Light/Volume, Friedman Gallery, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Red Drawing, White Drawing, Black Painting, PaceWildenstein, New York

2008

  • Light and Space, White Cube, London

2007

  • Primaries and Secondaries, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

2006

  • Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue3, PaceWildenstein, New York
  • Marfa Drawings and Marfa Project, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

1998

  • Prologue: x 183, Dia Center for the Arts, New York
  • Excursus: Homage to the Square 3, Dia Center for the Arts, New York
  • A Selection of Works 1958 to 1970, PaceWildenstein, New York
  • Double Diamond, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
  • Line Paintings 1962–1964, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles

1997

  • A Site–Determined Installation by Robert Irwin: 1º 2º 3º 4º, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

1993

  • Robert Irwin Retrospective, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Travelled to: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1992

  • Robert Irwin: 1º 2º 3º 4º, PaceWildenstein, New York

1987

  • Wave Hill Green, Wave Hill Wood, Door Light Window (gardens & interior), Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

1986

  • Central Avenue Median (installation), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1985

  • Site-conditioned Projects and Two New Installations, The Pace Gallery, New York
  • Series of installations, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Site project: A Single Plane: 324 Parts. Project initiated in May 1984, completed in September 1985

1982

  • Installation—Light to Solid, Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • Robert Irwin at The Pace Gallery, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1980

  • One Wall Removed, Malinda Wyatt Gallery, Venice, CA

1979

  • Space as Support, University of California Art Museum, Berkeley
  • Untitled Installation (Transient Passage), Helen Forsan Spenser Gallery, University of Kansas, Kansas
  • Project Presentation: Tumbling glass planes, XIII Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, New York
  • Untitled Installation (Scrim Room Division), San Diego State University, San Diego

1978

  • Robert Irwin, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
  • Robert Irwin, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1977

  • Robert Irwin, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (Site-conditioned installations: Black plane (42nd St. & 5th Ave.); Line rectangle (World Trade Center); Grid (Park Ave., 57th–51st – uncompleted); Black planes—light and shadow (Park Ave.); Line rectangle – Mercury vapor lights (Central Park); Grid, City Plan—early vs. late. (Catalogue)

1976

  • Installation, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (Site-conditioned installations: Four corners room – Room; Window indication; Repeat slant light volume (1971).)
  • Installation, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, Maryland (Site-conditioned installations: Gallery—Volume rectangle; Lawn—Open rectangle; Hillside—Straight line;Quad indication—Crossing paths)

1975

  • Mid–career survey of "line," "disc," and "dot" paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (Site-conditioned installation: Scrim V; Black line volume.)
  • Continuing Responses, The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (Site-conditioned installations: Stairwell soft wall; Atrium scrim veil; String volume; String drawing; Four corner—Lobby; Window—Window; Black rectangle; 12 city designations of "incidental sculptures)
  • Robert Irwin, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Eye level room division.)
  • Installation, Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Scrim veil.)

1974

  • Soft Wall, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (Site-conditioned installation: Soft wall.)
  • Installation, Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Wall division—Portal.)
  • Installation, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio (Site-conditioned installation: Two story—Flat floating plane.)
  • Installation, University of California Art Galleries, Santa Barbara, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Two room wall—Wall scrim.)

1973

  • Works in Spaces, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Retinal replay volume.)
  • Hard Wall, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (Site-conditioned installation: Eye level wall division.)

1972

  • Installation, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Room angle light volume.)
  • Installation, Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France (Site-conditioned installation: Split room slant scrim.)
  • Installation, Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Skylight volume column.)
  • Installation, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Site-conditioned installation: Skylight ambient V volume.)

1970

  • Robert Irwin, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (Site-conditioned installation: Fractured light–Partial scrim–Eye level wireI)
  • Recent Work 1969–70, Artist's Studio, Venice Beach, CA (Site-conditioned installation: Skylight–Column.)

1969

  • Robert Irwin, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Recent Work by Robert Irwin, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
  • Acrylic Discs, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1968

  • Robert Irwin, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
  • Aluminium Discs, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1966

  • Dot Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1964

  • New Paintings by Robert Irwin, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1962

  • Recent Works by Robert Irwin, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1960

  • Robert Irwin, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Robert Irwin, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1959

  • Recent Paintings by Robert Irwin, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1957

  • Robert Irwin, Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • In Line, Pace Gallery, Seoul
  • Charles Garabedian and his Contemporaries, LA Louver, Los Angeles 
  • Los Angeles, A Fiction, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
  • Plastic Show, Almine Rech Gallery, London
2016

  • NEON: The Charged Line, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool 

2015

  • Another Minimalism: Art after Califronia Ligth and Space, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • From the Archives: Art and Technology at LACMA, 1967–1971, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

2014

  • Seeing Through Light: Selections From the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection, Manarat Al Saadyat, Abu Dhabi
  • Summer Group Show, Pace, Hong Kong
  • Carte Blanche, Pace at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, Switzerland

2013

  • American Environmental Art: James Turrell and Robert Irwin, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, Italy
  • Paradise, Pace Gallery, New York.

2012

  • The Substance of Light, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai
  • Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • Summer Group Show 2012, The Pace Gallery, New York
  • Sacred Geometry and Secular Science, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago
  • “You Don’t Know Jack”: From the collection of the foremost ultimate artist enabler, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles

2011

  • The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla
  • Venice in Venice, Palazzo Contarini Dagli Scigni, Venice.
  • The Parallax View, Lehmann Maupin, New York

2010

  • Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space, The Geffen Contemporary at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists, 1980–2010, The Geffen Contemporary at Museum Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • 50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York
  • Reflection, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
  • Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960–1970, David Zwirner, New York

2009

  • Voids, Eine Retrospecktive, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
  • Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • 1969, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
  • West Coast Minimalism, Foundation 20 21/Nyehaus, New York
  • The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, The SolomonR.GuggenheimMuseum, New York
  • Vides, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

2008

  • The Panza Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Time & Place: Los Angeles 1958–1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s, The Museum of ModernArt, New York
  • Collecting Collections: Highlights of the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2007

  • Drawing Architecture: The L. J. Cella Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Equinox: Permanent Collection Works from the 1960s and 1970s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
  • Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  • SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s from LACMA’s Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Panza Collection: An Experience of Light and Color, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

2006

  • Cardboard, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Los Angeles–Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  • A Point of Convergence: Architectural Drawings and Photographs from the L. J. Cella Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Sculpture from the Sixties, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Translucence: Southern California Art from the 1960s and 1970s, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
  • Elemental Form, L & M Arts, New York
  • Invisible Might: Works from 1965–1971, Nyehaus, New York

2005

  • Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Seeking Transcendence, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2004

  • Beyond Geometry: Experiment in Form, 1940s–1970s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Monocromos, de Malevich al Presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2003

  • Imagination: Perception in Art, Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
  • Summer Travels, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY

2002

  • Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2000

  • Changing Perceptions: The Panza Collection, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
  • Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer Group Show, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
  • Venice/Venezia: California Art from the Panza Collection at the Guggenheim Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

1999

  • The American Century: Art and Culture 1900–2000—Part I, 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Group Exhibition, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
  • House of Sculpture, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium, California College of Arts and Crafts Institute, Oakland, CA
  • The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • The Museum: Highlights from the Collection and Archives of the Pasadena Art Museum, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena

1998

  • California Scheming, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Material Perfection: Minimal Art and Its Aftermath, Selected from the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer Group Show, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

1997

  • Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A., 1960–1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark*
  • Travelled to: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Contemporary Art in Transition: From the Collection of the Ho-Am Art Museum, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul
  • Thresholds: Limits of Perception, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY

1995

  • Between Light and Shadow: The Work of Robert Irwin and James Turrell Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY
  • “The Popular Image”: Pop Art in America, Marisa del Re Gallery and O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY
  • Travelled to: Marisa del Re/O’Hara Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1994

  • Percept/Image/Object, Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
  • The Tradition of the New: Postwar Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • White Works, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

1992

  • Arte Americana 1930–1970, Lingotto S.R.L., Turin, Italy

1991

  • Frederick R. Weisman Gallery for California Art: The Inaugural Installation, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • Finish Fetish: LA’s Cool School, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1990

  • Perceptual Investigations: Light and Space Works in the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1989

  • Sixties L.A. Artists, USC Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1987

  • Sculpture of the Sixties, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1986

  • An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1985

  • American Abstract Painting: 1960–1980, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1984

  • Sites and Solutions: Recent Public Art, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

1983

  • The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections, 1940–1980, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1982

  • Form and Function: Proposals for Public Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Opening Exhibition, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • The Rebounding Surface: A Study of Refections in the Work of Nineteen Contemporary Artists, Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Avery Center for the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • American Sculpture, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1981

  • The Museum as Site—16 Projects—Installation: An Exercise in Placement and Relation in Five Parts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • West/East, P.S.1, New York, NY

1980

  • Drawing: The Pluralist Decade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Travelled to: United States Pavilion, 39th Venice Biennale, 1980; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Contemporary Art from Southern California, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • Aspects of the 70’s: Sitework, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

1979

  • Aspects of the 70s: Siteworks, site project: Filigreed Line, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • California Perceptions: Light and Space, California State University, Fullerton
  • Painting in Environment, Palazzo Real, Commune di Milano, Milan
  • An Exhibition of Important Contemporary Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Christo, Di Suvero, Irwin, Segal, Roy M. Neuberger Museum, State University of New York
  • The Reductive Object: A Survey a the Minimalist Aesthetic in the 1960s, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1978

  • Matrix 15, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley
  • Twentieth-Century American Drawings: Five Years of Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1977

  • Less Is More, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
  • Space as Support; project: Three Plane Triangulation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1976

  • Ambiente/arte dal futurismo alla body art, site-conditioned installation: Room—Sight line—Window, 37th Venice Biennale, Venice
  • American Artists: A New Decade, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Critical Perspectives in American Art, site–conditioned installation: Stairwell Slant Volume, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Critical Perspectives in American Art, site-conditioned installation: String drawing–Filtered light, 37th Venice Biennale, Venice
  • The Last Time I Saw Ferus, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
  • Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Travelled to: National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Projects for PCA, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Three Decades of American Art (Whitney Museum), Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
  • Two Hundred Years of American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1975

  • University of California, Irvine, 1965–75, site-conditioned installation: Soft light volume, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
  • A View Through, site-conditioned installation: Passage window (work has become permanent), California State University Art Galleries, Long Beach, CA

1974

  • Art Now 74: A Celebration of the American Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Illumination and Reflection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Some Recent American Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Travelled to: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Wall plane); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (Elongated shaft light V volume); Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (Slant Light Volume)

1973

  • American Art: Third Quarter Century, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • Art in Space: Some Turning Points, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
  • The Betty and Monte Factor Family Collection, Pasadena Art Museum, California

1972

  • The State of California Painting, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Travelled to: Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand; Auckland Art Gallery; National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • USA West Coast, Kunstverein, Hamburg
  • Travelled to: Kunstverein, Hannover; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Würtemmbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

1971

  • 32nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, site-conditioned installation: Scrim ceiling–Acoustic point–Ambient light, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Arts and Technology, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Los Angeles, CA
  • Eleven Los Angeles Artists, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Travelled to: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (Plastic Floor Planes); Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (Scrim Planes)*
  • New Works from the Walker Art Center, site-conditioned installation: Skylight Volume, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Transparency, Reflection, Light, Space: Four Artists, site-conditioned installation: Stairwell–Reflected light, UCLA Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Works for New Spaces, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1970

  • 69th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Bell/Irwin/Wheeler, Tate Gallery, London
  • A Decade of California Color, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
  • Looking West 1970, Joslyn Art Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Permutations: Light and Color, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1969

  • Robert Irwin/Doug Wheeler, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Travelled to: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Kompas IV: West Coast U.S.A., Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • West Coast 1945–1969, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
  • Travelled to: City Art Museum, St. Louis; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa; Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • The George Waterman Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

1968

  • Gene Davis/Robert Irwin/Richard Smith, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Documenta 4, Kassel
  • Late 50s at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles 6, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • Six Artists, Six Exhibitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Untitled, 1968, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1966

  • Robert Irwin/Kenneth Price, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1965

  • VII São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo
  • Travelled to: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Travelled to: City Art Museum of St. Louis; Seattle Art Museum; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California; Baltimore Museum of Art
  • The Studs: Moses, Irwin, Price, Bengston, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1964

  • Seven New Artists, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
  • Some New Art from Los Angeles, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • The Studs, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1963

  • Altoon, Bell, Bengston, DeFeo, Irwin, Kauffman, Lobdell, Mason, Moses, Price, Ruben, Ruscha, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1962

  • Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Travelled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Des Moines Art Center
  • Pacific Profile of Young West Coast Painters, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1961

  • Group Exhibition, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1960

  • Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fifty Paintings by Thirty-Seven Artists of the Los Angeles Area, UCLA Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Group Exhibition, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1959

  • Altoon/Bengston/DeFeo/Gechtoff/Irwin/Kauffman/Kienholz/Mason/Moses/Lobdell/Smith/Richer, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • California Painters and Sculptors, Thirty-Five and Under, Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles

1958

  • Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity: 1958 Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Group exhibition, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

1957

  • Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity: 1957 Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1956

  • Annual Exhibition: Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1953

  • Annual Exhibition: Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1952

  • Annual Exhibition: Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2007 Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1992 Receives Honorary Doctorate from Otis-Parson's Art Institute, Los Angeles
  • 1987 Honorary Cullinan professor at Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • 1984 Receives Five Year MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1981 Receives John J. Hill Professorship from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1979 Receives Honorary Doctorate in Art from the San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1976 Receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship