DON SORENSON BIOGRAPHY



[ Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Publications | Awards ]



Chronology:
1948 Born in Glendale, California
1973 Master of Fine Arts, California State University, Northridge



Solo Exhibitions:

1982                          
Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles and Chicago

1981                          
Simard/Weber Gallery, Los Angeles
Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles

1980                          
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago

1978                          
Mount St. Mary's College Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

1976                          
Claire Copley Gallery, Los Angeles

1975                          
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles



Selected Group Exhibitions:

1984                          
"Contemporary Classicism", California State University, Los Angeles

1983                          
"Science and Prophecy", White Columns, New York City

1982                          
"Roy Boyd Gallery at the Merwin", Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
"Drawings by Painters", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
"35 Los Angeles Artists", Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan
"Fresh Paint: 15 California Painters", San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art

1981                          
"Los Angeles Painting: The Decade", Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
"Painters", California State University, Diminquez Hills Carson, CA\
"Decorative and Pattern Painting", Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles
"Professors' Choice", Montgomery Gallery,   Pomona College, Claremont, CA
"Three Painter from Los Angeles", D.B.R. Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1980                          
"Selections from the Frederick Weisman Company Collection of Southern California Art", Albuquerque Museum, NM

1979                          
“Recent Los Angeles Painting", Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
"Aspects of Abstract: Recent West Coast Abstract Painting and Sculpture", Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA
"Selections from the Frederick Weisman Company Collection of Southern California Art", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1978                          
"Patterns, Structures, Grids", California State University, San Bernardino, CA
"100 Plus: Current Directions in Southern California Art", Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
"Exhibition '76/'77", Advisory Council for the Arts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

1977                          
"100 Plus", Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
Art Rental Gallery Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
"We All Were Here", California State University Northridge, CA

1975                          
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles           
"Current Concerns, Part 2", Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art       
Broxton Gallery, Los Angeles
"Pasadena in Los Angeles", California State University, Los Angeles



Publications:         

Ballatore, Sandy "Expanding The Decorative" Images & Issues, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer, 1981, p.66-71 
Ibid, "Los Angeles: Don Sorenson at Copley and Wilder" Art in America, Vol. 64, No. 5, September 1976, p. 115
Gardner, Colin "Don Sorenson" Images & Issues, Vo. 4, No. 3, Nov/Dec 1983,p. 26-27
Knight, Christopher "Los Angeles Reviews" Artforum, Vo. 26, No. 4, Dec. 1979, p. 80
Muchnic, Suzanne "Los Angeles Artists' Group Show" Artweek, Vol. 7, No. 34, October 4, 1976
Ibid. "Torchbearer On a ZigZag Course," Los Angeles Times, November 17, 1978
Pincus, Robert L. "From Pattern to Imagery in Paint" Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1981
Rosenthal, Adrienne "Painting Dualities" Artweek, Vol. 12, No. 16 November 25, 1978
Rubin, David "Don Sorenson” Arts Magazine, February 1979
Ibid, "Present Day Visionaries" Artweek, Vol. 12, No. 16, April 25, 1981, p. 5-6
Wilson, William "Art Walk" Los Angeles Times, January 24, 1975
Wilson, William "Art Walk", Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1976
Wilson, William "The Galleries" Los Angeles Times, April, 1981
Wilson, William "The Galleries" Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1981
Wortz, Melinda "Wall Propinquities" Artweek, Vol. 5, No. 6, February 9, 1974, p. 3
Ibid, "Don Sorenson" Art News, Volume 82, No. 2, February, 1983



Awards:                  
National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1980
Young Talent Award Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984



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