TONY BERLANT BIOGRAPHY



[ Solo Exhibitions | Commissions | Collections | Awards | Group Exhibitions ]



1304 Twelfth Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
(310) 395-5678

Born: August 7, 1941 in New York, New York

Education: University of California at Los Angeles:
Bachelor of Arts, 1962, Summa Cum Laude
Master of Arts, 1963
Master of Fine Arts, 1964



One Person Exhibitions

1963
Tony Berlant David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles (also 1965, 1966, and 1967)

1973-74
The Marriage of New York and Athens, The Whitney Museum of American Art (traveling exhibition)

1974
Tony Berlant, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1975
Tony Berlant, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1978
Tony Berlant: Constructions and Collages, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

1981
Tony Berlant: New Works, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, New York

1982
Tony Berlant: Recent Work, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas. Exhibition traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Checklist & text by Cheryl A. Brutvan and Stella Paul

1984
Tony Berlant: New Works, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, New York

1985
Tony Berlant: Recent Work, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California
Tony Berlant: New Work, John Stoller Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1986
Tony Berlant: New Work, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, New York

1987
Tony Berlant: Recent Work, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California

1988
Tony Berlant: New Work, Anders Tornburg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Tony Berlant, Centro Cultural del Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

1989
Tony Berlant, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California

1990
Tony Berlant, LA Louver Gallery, New York, New York
Tony Berlant, Eugene Binder Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1991
Tony Berlant: Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, SanFrancisco, California

1993
Tony Berlant: New Work, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California
Tony Berlant: New Work, Dennis Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Tony Berlant: New Works, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1994
Tony Berlant: New Work, Dennis Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

1995
Tony Berlant: Pieces of a Life, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tony Berlant: Recent Miracles, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California
Tony Berlant: New Work, Klein Art Works, Chicago, Illinois

1997
Tony Berlant: Recent Miracles, Lennon-Weinberg Gallery, New York, New York
Tony Berlant: Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Tony Berlant, Klein Art Works, Chicago, Illinois
Tony Berlant, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha Nebraska
Tony Berlant, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California

2001
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California



Commissions

1986
Rebecca’s Restaurant, Venice, California (Double entry doors for restaurant designed by Frank Gehry)
Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, New York (Gallery door)

1987
San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California (Mural)

1988
The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii (Museum doors)

1990
Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, Los Angeles (Cladding for four columns)

1991
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Mural)

1992
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California (Mural)

1994
Faret Tachikawa Art Park, Tokyo, Japan (Mural)
Washington National Airport, Washington, D. C. (Mural)

1996
U. S. Federal Building and Courthouse, Sacramento, California

1997
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, FBC Operations Building Lobby, Los Angeles, California (Mural)

1998
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, California (Mural)

1999
Junipero Serra State Office Building, Los Angeles, California (Cladding for two columns)



Public Collections

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Fort Worth Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
Palm Springs Desert Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut



Awards

1963 Exhibition Award, San Francisco Ford Foundation Purchase Award
1964 New Talent Purchase Grant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1989 Heritage Artist Recognition Award, Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, California



Group Exhibitions

1960
Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Juried by Clement Greenburg

1965
Five Younger Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1966
Biennial Exhibition: Contemporary Sculpture and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (Also 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1973)

1967
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (circulating)

1969
Human Concern/Personal Torment, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

1971
New Works by Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1972
12 Statements Beyond the Sixties, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
USA West Coast (Traveling) Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hannover, Koln, Stuttgart

1975
Private Spaces: An Exhibition of Small Scale Sculpture, University of California, Irvine
Seventieth American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1977
Art from Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1981
Decade: Los Angeles Painting in the Seventies, Art Center College of Design

1985
Boxes, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, D. F., Mexico

1986
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, Inaugural exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

1987
Chairs As Art, The Arts Club of Chicago

1988
Sculture Da Camera, Swabian Castle, Bari, Italy

1989
Forty Years of California Assemblage, (traveling exhibition) UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1991
L. A. When It Began, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1994
Worlds in a Box, Whitechapel Art Gallery, (touring exhibition) London, Great Britain

1996
Blessings and Beginnings: Our Pathway to This Moment, Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, California

1997
Sunshine and Noir: Art in LA, 1960-1997, (touring exhibition) Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark & Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
Art Patterns, Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas
Sensuality in the Abstract, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California
Trashformations: Recycled Materials in Contemporary American Art and Design, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington

1998
Group Show, LA Louver, Venice, California
Winter Show, Stroke Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Painting Language, LA Louver, Venice, California
LA Current: Looking at the Light, 3 Generations of LA Artists, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

1999
Extended Ecstasy, L. A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
New Work: Klein Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000
New Work: Imago Ga lery, Palm Springs, CA
Line of Sight, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Paintings: Peter Blake Gellery, Laguna Beach, CA



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