ROY THURSTON BIOGRAPHY



[ Education | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Bibliography | Collections ]

1949
Born Huntington, New York



EDUCATION

1971
BA, Cum Laude, Art Major, Colorado College, Colorado Springs,CO

1974
MFA, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA



ONE PERSON EXHIBITS

2002
Chac-Mool, Los Angeles, CA
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

2001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2000
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995
Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985
Todd Madigan Gallery, California State College, Bakersfield, CA



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001
"New Work: L.A. Painting," Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
"Simply Complex: Monochrome Paintings from Los Angeles," Dorsky Gallery, New York, curated by Joan and Reuben Baron (brochure)
"Panza" Legacy of a Collector," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

1998
"Max Hendler/Lies Kraal/Roy Thurston," Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

1997
Selections from the Panza acquisition, organized by Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano, Palma di Mallorca, Spain (catalog)
“5 Easy Pieces” 5th Annual Invitational Exhibition, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, (catalog)

1995
“The Panza di Biumo Donation: European and American Art ‘83-’93,” Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland (brochure)

1994
“Plane/Structures,” curated by David Pagel, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Stamford, New York, Austin, LasVegas (catalog)

1992
“Panza di Biumo: The Eighties and Nineties from the Collection,” Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland (catalog)

1990
“Minimal 1960-1990,” Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
“Quiet,” curated by Paul Tomidy, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalog)

1987
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1975
“Selected West Coast Painters,” Miami-Dade University, Miami, FL



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2000
Holly Meyers, Roy Thurston", Art Issues, Summer 2000
Christopher Knight, "Holding the Light," Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2000

1996
Lis Bensley, “Roy Thurston Unlocks a Translucent Realm,” The Santa Fe New Mexican, September 13, 1996

1995
Toby Crockett, “Roy Thurston at Thomas Solomon’s Garage,” Art in America, June 1995
David Pagel, “Roy Thurston at Thomas Solomon’s Garage,” Art Issues, March-April 1995

1991
Frances Colpitt, “Palpable Surface/Elusive Depth,” Artspace, Summer 1991

1990
Gary Kornblau, “Roy Thurston at Kiyo Higashi,” Art Issues, March-April 1990
Christine McKenna, “Cirrus Offers Minimalism with a West Coast Slant,” Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1990

1987
“A Text by Roy Thurston,” Spazio Humano, Germano Celant, editor, February 1987



SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Berlingieri Collection, Rome, Italy
Burt Berman and Jane Howe, Venice, CA
Lester Edelberg, Costa Mesa, CA
Natalie & Irving Forman, Santa Fe, NM
Ann Hatch, San Francisco, CA
Kiyo & Robert Higashi, Los Angeles, CA
Colleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Tobe and Greg Karns, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Anne Lannan, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Joan and Fred Nicholas, Beverly Hills, CA
The Panza Collection, Milan, Italy


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