BRUCE HOUSTON

1937 - 2016

BORN

1937, Iowa City, Iowa

EDUCATION

1974                 MFA, University of Iowa, Painting
1965                 MA, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Graphic Design
1961-2              Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California
1959                 BA, University of Nebraska

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2014    Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2014    Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California

2011    Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2008    Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2001    Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California

1992    Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California

1991    The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
            Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Andover, New Hampshire

1983    Twenty Years of Assemblage, Municipal Gallery Los Angeles, California

1982    West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008    No Particular Theme, Saranac, Spokane, WA
            The Toy Show 2, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007     The Toy Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006     The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
            On The Road, Palm Desert Community Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2001     Arts @ Project Toronto/Brooklyn, Toronto, Canada

2000     10-Year Anniversary, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
             An Artistic Dialogue, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1999     Orlando, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA (catalog)
             Nefertete as Muse, Egyptian Museum, Berlin, Germany

1998     Jazz Club, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (catalog)

1993     Intersections, Art and Play, The Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena, CA

1992     Mailbox Auction, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Detroit, MI

1991     Transportation, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

1990     Humor, Satire and Irony, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

1989     Forty Years of California Assemblage, Fredrick Wight Gallery, UCLA (Catalogue; Ann Ayres) Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno,
             CA; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

1988     Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California Homage to Hopper: Quoting the American Realist, Baruch College Gallery, New York, NY
             Something Funny, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Fullerton, CA

1987     Born in Iowa: The Homecoming Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa (Catalogue; Diane Koeppel-Horn)
             Contemporary Southern California Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Catalogue; Victoria Lu)
             Seriously Humorous, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, California

1986     Southern California Assemblage Artists, 1940-80's, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California; University of California, Santa Barbara; Art Museum of Santa Cruz, California;
             Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, California (Catalogue; Betty Klausner) American Heart, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1985     Fantastic, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Catalogue, Chris Bruce)
             The Artist & The Toy, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
             Innocence and Experience, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina (Catalogue, Thomas Styron)
             To the Astonishing Horizon, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California (Catalogue, Peter Frank)
             San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, California
             Functional Art, Los Angeles, California

1984     Holiday Preview, The New Museum, New York, New York
             Return of the Narrative Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California (Catalogue, Katherine Hough and Roberta Cove)
             Florida International University, Miami, Florida
            Small California Sculpture, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1984     Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
             Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, New York
             Ceci N'est Pas Le Surrealism, (California Idioms of Surrealism) Fisher Gallery, University of So. California, Los Angeles: Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (Catalogue)
             San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

1983     Leisure America, Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida (catalogue)

1981-83 
            Collage and Assemblage, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi:    Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama: Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina: Roanoke Museum of Art,
            Chattanooga, Tennessee: Robertson Center, Binghampton, New York:  Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

1982     Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California
             Microcosms from California II, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
             Imaginative Sculpture, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California (Catalogue, David Rubin)
             Of No Particular Theme, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology (Catalogue, Michael Smith)
             Cactus and Palms, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California
             Forgotten Dimensions, Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, California (Catalogue, George Newberg)
              Miniatures '82, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

1981-82
            Deja-Vu: Masterpieces Updated, Masterpieces Updated, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington; Arapaho Community  College, Roanoke, Virginia;
             Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
            (Catalogue)

1981     The Personal Touch, Long Beach City College. Long Beach, California
              Humor in Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1980     Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California
             In a Major and Minor Scale, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
             Tableau, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue, Phil Garner)
              San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

1979     20th Century Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1978     Eccentric Los Angeles Art, Arco Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, California
             The First Biennial Juried Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue, Josine Lanco-Starrels)
             100 + Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California (catalogue, Bob Smith)

1977     Another Magical Mystery Tour, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
             Plastic Perspective, Los Angeles County Cultural Arts Center, Sylmar, California (Catalogue, Lukman Glasgow)
             Quarterdeck: The Image and the Myth, Beverly Hills, California
             Miniature, California State University, Los Angeles (Catalogue, Sandy Ballatore)

1976     Redlands University, Redlands, California
             Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

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