1937 - 2016


1937, Iowa City, Iowa


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


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


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)

            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

            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

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


Peter Clothier, Huffington Post,"Gallery Rounds", February 16, 2011

Kino Carol, New York Times, "Southern California Art? Look it Up", December 16, 2007

Muchnic Suzanne, Los Angeles Times, "Jan Baum Retires", December 21, 2007

J. R Reynolds, Art Scene Desert Magazine, Palm Springs Desert Museum, April 2002 (color photo)

Deirdre Hanna, "Prime Project Toronto/ Brooklyn," Now, June 2001

Pick of the Week,, September 21, 2000 (color photo)

Frank, Peter, ARTPICK of the Week, LA Weekly, October 12, 2000

The High Point, "Variations on Queen Nefertete," Berliner Sunday, April 23, 1999, (photos)

I.A "Fatso From the Nile," Die Velt, April 22, 1999 (photos)

Winkler, Kalija, "Painted Beauty," Agesspie Gel, April 18, 1999 (photo)

Blanki, Von Gisela, "Offnet," Schauplatz Museum, April 16, 1999

Pressespiegel, "Variations of Nefertete," April 2, 1999 (photos)

Johnson Reed, "Orlando," Los Angeles Times, November 19, 1999

Misue, Wolgan, News from Abroad, "Art about Jazz," Korea (photos)

Raynor, Vivian, "Valentine '99," The New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1999 (photo)

Keyishian, Amy, "Valentine '99," Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, February, 1999, (color photo)

Frank, Peter, "Art About Jazz," ARTPICK of the Week, LA Weekly, December 25, 1998  (photo)

Zimmer, William, "Jazz at the Neuberger," The New York Times, February 3, 1998

Roukes, Nicholas, "Humor in Art: A Celebration of Visual Wit," Davis Publications, Worchester, Massachusetts (color photo)

Foster, Dan, article, "Palm Latitudes," Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 25, 1993
(color photo)

Knaff, L. Devorah, review, "Kitsch Noir", Artweek, December 3, 1992 (color photo)

Auer, James, Gallery review, The Milwaukee Journal, Sunday, October 27,1991 (photo)

Bray, Jamie Shoop, Article, FrontPage, Living Section, The Desert Sun, March 9, 1991
(color photo)

Mathieson, Karen, "The Art of Celebrations and Ceremonies," The Seattle Times, May 30, 1991

Ruehlmann, Bill, "Tiny Art That Looks at the Big Picture," The Virginia Pilot - The Ledger
Star, The Daily Break, FrontPage, May 19, 1991 (Photo)

The Virginia Pilot - The Ledger Star, Around Town, Friday, May 24, 1991, p.14 (color photo)

Hackett, Regina, "Celebrations and Ceremonies," Seattle Post - Intelligencer, May 8, 1991

Littlefield, Kinney, "Hippodromes Hot Hits," Long Beach Press Telegram, May 5, 1991

Daily Press, "Best Bets," Friday, May 17, 1991, p.3 (photo)

Vivian, Raynor, "Humor, Satire and Irony," Bronx, New York, The New York Times, November 4,1990

Frank, Peter, "Forty Years of Assemblage," Sculpture, January/February 1990

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Looking to 1989 - A Year With a Distinct Character," Los Angeles Times, January 8,1989

Zimmer, William, "California Surrealism in Bronx Show," The New York Times, February 5,1989

Wilson, William, "4 Hip Decades of Assemblage Art." Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1989

Knight, Christopher, "Re-examine the Purpose of Assemblage Art," Herald Examiner, April 9, 1989

Marks, Ben, "The Poetics of Assemblage," Artweek, May 6, 1989

Geer, Susan, "Magical Mystery Tour," Artweek, December 24, 1988

Levine, Gail, "Edward Hopper and Contemporary Artists," Art Times, December 1988

Lanco - Starrels, Josine, "Magical Mystery Tour," Long Beach Museum News, November, 1988  (photo)

Galea, Joseph, "Homage to Hopper," The Reporter, November 1988

Muchnic, Suzanne, Magical Mystery Tour," Los Angeles Times, November 29, 1988

Tallmer, Jerry, "Everybody Hops to Hopper," New York Post, November 25, 1988

Takahama, Valerie, "Something Funny," The Orange County Register, August 2, 1988

Douglas, Jennie, "Taking A Chance On Love," Long Beach Telegram, February 12, 1988, Frontis (color photo)

Curtis, Cathy, Los Angeles Times, December 16, 1987

Zone, Ray, Artscene, December 16, 1987 (color photo)

Berland, Dinah, "Capturing the Beauty of the Beasts," Press - Telegram,  December 13, 1987, p. c2

Kutner, Janet, "Small Wonders," Dallas Morning News, November 28, 1987 (color photo)

Bethany, Marilyn, Photographed by Jensen, Jon, "What's Modern Now," New York Magazine, September 28, 1987 p.48 - 73

Psyche, Chang, China Times,  Taipei Taiwan, R.O.C, May 12, 1987

Nah, Kuang Nah, Taipei Arts Museum Quarterly, Volume 15, May 4, 1987 (color photo)

Rick Vanderknyff, "Seriously Humorous," Los Angeles Times, February 6, 1987

Nusbaum, Eliot, "Broad Iowa Spectrum," Des Moines Register, October 18, 1986

Dills, Keith, "Assemblage in Southern California," Artweek, October 18, 1986

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Assemblage in Southern California," Los Angeles Times, October 18, 1986

McKenna, Kristina, Los Angeles Times, December 13, 1985

Levin, Kim, "Pick of the Week," The Village Voice, December 24, 1985

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Trucks Put Artist on the Road," Los Angeles Times, December 17, 1085 (photo)

James, Noah, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, September 1985 (color photo)

Rubin, William, Arts Magazine, March 1985

Grant, Will, Artspeak, February 16, 1985

"Dream Work," Human Sciences Press, Inc., New York, London, Volume 4 No.1, 1984 (photo)

Hugo, Joan, "Narrative Art," Artweek, May 26, 1984

Kohen, Helen, "Small California Sculpture," Miami Herald, May 25, 1984

Wilson, William, "Return of the Narrative, Gives Desert Museum Toy Store Aura," Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1984

Wilson, Raymond L., "California Surrealism," Artweek, March 17, 1984          

Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, March 9, 1984

Knight, Christopher, "Schizoid Surrealists," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, February 1, 1984

McCloud, Mac, "Untitled," 1983, catalogue (photo)

Benbow, Charles, "Sports and Leisure," Tampa Museum, St. Peterberg Times, December 11, 1983

Day, Miri, Twist Magazine, September 1983 (photo)

Maruyama, Rudi, Bijusto Techno, October 1, 1983

Potts, Joe, EOS, June 10, 1983

Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1983

Hugo, Joan, "The Gum - Ball Circus," Artweek, May 21, 1983, cover (color photo)

Knight, Christopher, "Sculpture from a Surreal World," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, May 15, 1983 (photo)

Mallinson, Constance, "Peace Show," Los Angeles Times, December 18, 1982

Menzies, Neal, Artweek, October 16, 1982 (photo)

Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1982                 

Wison, William, "Sculpture Smiles on Corporate L.A.," Los Angeles Times, August 4, 1982

Sargeant, Georgia, "Artists' Microcosm," Artweek, July 3, 1982          

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Cactus and Palms," Los Angeles Times, January 27, 1982 (photo)

Naumann, Francis, Collage and Assemblage, 1981 - 82

Levy, Mark, Artweek, December 12, 1981 (photo)

Hertzog, Joan, "Collage and Assemblage," Jackson Mississippi Reporter, September 24, 1981

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Grins and Grimaces," Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1981

Knight, Christopher, "The Fun of Tickling our Art Bone," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, July 14, 1981

Crane, Tricia, "Gales of Gallery Laughter," Los Angeles Daily News, June 30, 1981

Smith, Mary Treynor, Omaha Sun, February 5, 1981 (photo)

McCloud, Mac, Artweek, January 10, 1981 (photo)

Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, December 26, 1980

Shiraishi, Kasuko, Art Life, Tokyo, Japan, September 1980

Dab Dab (Double Double), Tokyo, Japan, August 1980

Muchnic, Suzanne, "In a Major and Minor Scale," Los Angeles Times, June 5, 1980

Wilson, William, "Tableau," Los Angeles Times, February 24, 1980

Burnside, Madeleine, Arts Magazine, 1979

Wortz, Melinda, Art News, March 1979

Madans, Christina J., "Eccentric Los Angeles Art," Artweek, November 27, 1978

Albright, Thomas, "L.A. Art: A Different View," San Francisco Chronicle, June 7,1978

Wilson, William, "Another Magical Mystery Tour," Los Angeles Times, December 25, 1977

Wilson, William, "Miniature," Los Angeles Times, October 30, 1977

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Plastic Perspective," Artweek, September 17, 1977

Wilson, William, "Combining Surrealism," Los Angeles Times, April 22, 1977

Muchnic, Suzanne, Artweek, March 19, 1977

Wilson, William, Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1977