Chronologie

1934
Born in Dodge City, KS
1952
Attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
1955
Attended California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1956
Attended Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1967
National Foundation for the Arts Grant
1968
Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop
1975
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Found. Fellowship
1982
Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop
1987
Tamarind Fellow, Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Commissions
California State Office Building, Los Angeles, CA
California State Office Building, Long Beach, CA
Wilshire-Westwood Barricade, Los Angeles, CA
Contel Corporation, Virginia
Solvang Screen, Michael's Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
Doumani House, Marina del Rey, CA

Expositions

2009
"Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
2008
"Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2005
Pink, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004
Deuce, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA
2004
Billy Al Bengston (Farewell Show), Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA
1993
Billy Al Bengston, Galerie Neuendorf Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1992
Billy Al Bengston, Valerie Miller Fine Art Palm Desert, CA
1992
Billy Al Bengston 1992, Citrus Restaurant Los Angeles, CA
1991
It is not May Day and it is not a Holiday Sale, James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1991
Billy Al Bengston, The Works Gallery, Crystal Court South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
1991
Meet the Artist Brunch, The works Gallery at 110 Mildred Avenue Venice, CA
1990
Billy Al Bengston, Paintings for the '90's, James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1989
Cirrus Gallery, Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989
Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kaleidoscope Gallery Palo Alto, CA
1989
Inaugural Exhibition featuring the work of Billy Al Bengston, The Works Gallery South Costa Mesa, CA
1988
Billy Al Bengston, Paintings of Three Decades, Contemporary Arts Museum (travelled) Houston, TX
1988
Billy, 30 Years of Work I Couldn't Sell, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1988
30 Years of Work I Couldn't Sell..., James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1987
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1987
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1986
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1986
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1986
Smith Andersen Gallery, Smith Andersen Gallery Palo Alto, CA
1985
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1985
Billy Al Bengston, Hui Nui Limited Edition Rug, Angles Gallery, with James Metz Productions
1985
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1984
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1984
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1984
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1984
Smith Andersen Gallery, Smith Andersen Gallery Palo Alto, CA
1984
Douglas Drake Gallery, Douglas Drake Gallery Kansas City, KS
1983
Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc. New York, NY
1982
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1982
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1981
Acquavella Contemporary Art, Acquavella Contemporay Art New York, NY
1981
A Decade of Billy Al Bengston: The Seventies, San Diego State University San Diego, CA
1981
Thomas Babeor Gallery, Thomas Babeor Gallery La Jolla, CA
1981
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1981
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1981
Billy Al Bengston, Watercolors 1974-1980, The Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
1980
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1980
Malibu Art & Design, Malibu Art & Design Malibu, CA
1980
Billy Al Bengston Watercolors, Honolulu Academy of Arts Honolulu, HI
1979
Billy Al Bengston: 20 Years on Paper, Conejo Valley Art Museum Thousand Oaks, CA
1979
Acquavella Contemporary Art Gallery, Acquavella Contemporary Art Gallery New York, NY
1979
Cantor/Lemberg Gallery, Cantor/Lemberg Gallery Birmingham, MI
1979
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1978
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1978
Mizuno Ceramics Gallery, Mizuno Ceramics Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1978
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1978
Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of the Seventies, Security Pacific Bank Building Los Angeles, CA
1978
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery University of Houston, TX
1978
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1977
University of Montana, University of Montana Missoula, MT
1977
James Corcoran Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1977
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1976
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1976
Dobrick Gallery, Dobrick Gallery Chicago, IL
1976
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland Center for the Visual Arts Portland, OR
1975
Pyramid Gallery, Pyramid Gallery Washington, D.C.
1975
Seder/Creigh Gallery, Seder/Creigh Gallery Coronado, CA
1975
Tortue Gallery, Tortue Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1975
Dootson-Calderhead Gallery, Dootson-Calderhead Gallery Seattle, WA
1974
John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
1974
Jared Sable Gallery, Jared Sable Gallery Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1974
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1974
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Nicholas Wilder Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1973
Contemporary Arts Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
1973
Texas Gallery, Texas Gallery Houston, TX
1973
Corcoran & Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran & Corcoran Gallery Miami, FL
1973
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Nicholas Wilder Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1973
Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
1972
Galerie Neuendorf, Galerie Neuendorf Hamburg, Germany
1972
Felicity Samuel Gallery, Felicity Samuel Gallery London, England
1971
Margo Leavin Gallery, Margo Leavin Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1971
La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla Museum of Art La Jolla, CA
1971
Contract Graphics Associates, Contract Graphics Associates Houston, TX
1971
Galerie Neuendorf, Galerie Neuendorf Cologne, Germany
1970
Galerie Neuendorf, Galerie Neuendorf Hamburg, Germany
1970
Galerie Neuendorf, Galerie Neuendorf Hamburg, Germany
1970
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, CA
1970
Mizuno Gallery, Mizuno Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1969
Motel Dracula, Pasadena Art Museum Pasadena, CA
1969
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Fine Arts Salt Lake City, UT
1968
Motel Dracula, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1968
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
1963
Ferus Gallery, Ferus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1962
Martha Jackson Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery New York, NY
1962
Ferus Gallery, Ferus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1961
Ferus Gallery, Ferus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1960
Ferus Gallery, Ferus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1958
Ferus Gallery, Ferus Gallery Los Angeles, CA