Aala Studio / 1965




BORN

1933 : Los Angeles, California


EDUCATION

1956 : U.C.L.A. : BA in Art, Special Secondary Teaching Credential
1961 : University of Hawaii : MFA in Art (Painting)


TEACHING

1999-present : Professor Emeritus : University of Hawaii at Manoa

1961-1999 : Instructor through full Professor : Department of Art and Art History : University of Hawaii at Manoa

1979/80 & 1983 : Exchange Professor/Visiting Professor : Department of Art : Long Island University, Long Island, N.Y.

1995 : Visiting Professor of Art : Thames Valley University : London, England


MEDIA

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Environmental Installations, Set and Costume Design for Dance, Film-making and Furniture Design



Punchbowl Studio / 1968




ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2005

La Chapelle : Fitou, France : recent paintings, prints and sculpture
Peggy Hopper Gallery : Honolulu : drawings


2002

Koa Gallery : Kapiolani Community College : Koa award exhibition


1998

Galerie Dirk Weingartz : Mayen, Germany : painting and works on paper


1997

Ramsay Gallery : Honolulu : recent painting
Galerie Carlos Lozano : Cadaques, Spain : painting and works on paper


1995

Galerie Carlos Lozano : Cadaques, Spain : painting and works on paper


1992

The Contemporary Museum : Honolulu : paintings, prints and sculpture
Sande Webster Gallery : Philadelphia : recent painting and sculpture


1990
Galerie Karen Fezel : Dusseldorf, Germany : painting and sculpture

Congrescenter, Koningshof : Veldhoben, Holland : graphics

Queen Emma Gallery : Honolulu, Hawaii : large format prints


1988
Sande Webster Gallery : Philadelphia, PA : recent painting and prints

Hawaii Medical Service Association : Honolulu, HI : works on paper


1986

Richards Gallery : Northeastern University, Boston : prints
The Contemporary Arts Center : Honolulu : Retrospective, 1965 – 1985
The Art Loft : Honolulu : recent work


1985

Sande Webster Gallery : Philadelphia : recent painting and prints


1984

Galerie Meissner Editions : Hamburg, Germany : “Licht-farb-bewegung-raum”
Galerie Maghi Bettini : Amsterdam, Holland : recent painting and prints
Seasons Galerie : Den Haag, Holland : painting and works on paper


1983

The Art Loft : Honolulu : painting and works on paper


1981

Walnut Gallery : Philadelphia : recent work
Jean Lumbard Gallery : New York City : painting


1980

New York Horticultural Gallery : botanical studies on paper


1978

Wailea Gallery : Maui, Hawaii : recent paintings and prints


1977

The Contemporary Arts Center : Honolulu : painting


1976

North American Institute : Barcelona, Spain : prints


1975

Janus Gallery : Los Angeles : “Zero Gravity” painting
Downtown Gallery : Honolulu : recent painting


1972

Gima’s Gallery : Honolulu : recent work


1970

Ester Robles Gallery : Los Angeles : recent painting


1969

Gima’s Gallery : Honolulu : drawings and paintings


1968

The Honolulu Academy of Arts : recent work: painting


1966

Gima’s Gallery : Honolulu : drawings and paintings


1965

The Contemporary Arts Center : Honolulu : recent work


1963

Gima’s Gallery : Honolulu : drawings, prints and paintings


1961

The University of Hawaii, Department of Art Gallery : MFA thesis





NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013

Honolulu Museum of Art : Spalding House : ”Finding X - The Shape of Things”


2012

OK Harris Gallery : New York City : AAA exhibition
The Ice Box and Grey Area, Crane Arts : Philadelphia, PA : AAA Exhibition


2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum : Cornell University : AAA 75th Anniversary Exhibition


2009

Painting Center : New York City : AAA exhibition – small works


2005

Yellow Bird Gallery, Newberg Gallery : AAA exhibition Metaphore Gallery : Brooklyn, New York : AAA exhibition


2003

Society of American Graphic Artist Exhibition : New York City


2001

Martin Art Gallery : Muhlenberg College, PA : “Abstract Dilemmas: American Abstract Artists”


1999

C.W. Post Center : Long Island, NY : “The American Abstract Artists”


1998

Honolulu Academy of Art : International Exhibition of Lithography


1996

Joseph Howe Gallery : Kean College, NJ : American Abstract Artists - 60th Anniversary Exhibition
Westbeth Gallery : New York : American Abstract Artists Exhibition
Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : 16th International Mini-Print Exhibition
Feria International Del Meuble : Valencia, Spain : design competition
Sidney Miskin Gallery : Baruch College, New York City : Pioneers of Abstract Art, 1936 – 1996, American Abstract Artists


1995
Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadaques, Spain : International Mini-Print Exhibition
Gallerie L’Etange d’Art : Bages, France : prints


1994

Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : International Mini-Print Exhibition traveling to:

The Festival of Arts and Music : Wingfield, England
Canet de Mar : Barcelona, Spain
Art Centre : Seoul, Korea

Honolulu Academy of Arts : “Printmaking East/West” Juried by Philip Pearlstein traveling to:

East Hawaii Cultural Center : Hilo, Hawaii
Village Gallery : Lahaina, Maui
Honolulu Community College
Pennsylvania State College : Middletown, PA
Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology : Williamsport, PA
State College : Trenton, NJ
Manhattan Graphics Center : New York City
Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking : New Jersey


1993

Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : 13th International Mini-Print Exhibition
International Grafiek Biennale : Maastricht, Holland


1992

Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : 12th International Mini-Print Exhibition


1991

Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : 11th International Mini-Print Exhibition


1990

Hunterdon Art Center : Clintin, NJ : national juried print exhibition
Gallerie Taller Fort : Cadeques, Spain : 10th International Mini-Print Exhibition
Congrescenter : Koninghof, Veldhoben, Holland
Queen Emma Gallery : Honolulu : two person exhibition of large prints, with Helen Gilbert


1988

Salon des Artists Graphics Actuels : Grand Palais, Paris, France


1987

Hunterdon Art Center : Clinton, NJ : national print exhibition


1986

Miriam Perlman Gallery : Chicago, IL : four artists’ work in lithography
Maronier Gallery : Kyoto, Japan
Wacoal Ginza Gallery : Tokyo, Japan


1985

Honolulu Academy of Arts : 7th national (also included in the 6th, 4th, and 3rd international exhibitions)
Art Expo : Basel, Switzerland, with Edward Meissner Editions
Galerie Mahgi Bettini : Amsterdam, Holland : “Four Constructivists”


1984

Art Expo : New York City : exhibited with museum editions


1981

Sande Webster Gallery : Philadelphia, PA : stable exhibition
Ellis Gallery : New York City : group exhibition


1980

Ellis Gallery : New York City : group exhibition


1979

C.W. Post Center : Long Island Univ., NY : faculty exhibition
National Arts Club : New York City : juried drawing exhibition


1978

C.W. Post Center : Long Island Univ., NY : faculty exhibition
Bibliotheque National : Paris, France : “L’estampe Aujourd’hui”


1977

AAA Gallery : New York City : Society of American Graphics, annual


1976

Ariel Galerie : Milan, Italy : graphics exhibition
Cracow International Print Exhibition


1970

San Diego Museum : San Diego, CA : “California/Hawaii”


1968

Salt Lake City Museum : Utah : “new talent in the west”


1964

United Federation of Graphic Arts : Philadelphia, PA : “world of prints”


1963

Saint Paul Art Center : Minnesota : “Drawing USA”, also shown at the Walker Art Center
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts : 158th annual exhibition
San Fancisco Museum of Fine Arts : Painting USA: The Figure
United States Information Agency : print exhibition traveling to South America, Africa and Asia


1962

Museum of Modern Art : New York : “Painting USA: The Figure” traveling to:

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
Baltimore Museum of Art
City Art Museum : St. Louis, MO
Nelson Gallery, Atkins Museum : St. Louis, MO : centennial exhibition of landgrant colleges





HAWAII GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Koa Gallery : Kapiolani Community College : Koa awards exhibition 2003

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Museum : opening exhibition, 2003

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce : 20th annual exhibition, 1999

University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery “A Tradition of Excellence” 2002 – retired faculty exhibition

University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty Exhibitions 1963, ‘65, ‘73, ‘77, ‘79, ‘81, ‘83, ‘86, ‘88, ‘91, ‘93, ‘95, ‘97 and 1999

The Contemporary Museum : Honolulu 25th anniversary exhibition of the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, 1990

The Honolulu Academy of the Arts annual “Artists of Hawaii” exhibitions: 1962 - 1975 inclusive, ‘78, ‘82, ‘84, ‘86, ‘89, ‘91, ‘93, ‘96, ‘99, ‘02, ‘05, ‘10, and 2012

The Honolulu Printmakers’ Society : Annual Exhibitions: 1963 to 1975 inclusive, ‘79 , ‘81, ‘82, ‘85, ‘86, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12, 2013

The Hawaii Artist League : annual exhibitions: 1974, ‘75, ‘77, and 1980

Honolulu Hale City Hall Exhibition : 1979

The Honolulu Academy of Arts : print portfolio of eleven Hawaii artists, commemorating the HAC’s 50th Anniversary, 1979

The Contemporary Arts Center : invitational print exhibition, 1978

The Foundry : invitational exhibition, 1978

Honolulu International Center : “Ten Hawaii Artists” – sponsored by the American Bankers Association

The Contemporary Arts Center : “Men Look at Women”, 1977

The Windward Artist’s Guild : annual exhibitions, 1962 to 1965 inclusive

50th State Fair Exhibitions : 1962, ‘63, and 1965

Beretania Cooperative Gallery : five-man exhibition – Aidlin, Biller, Bushnell, Carpenter and Horan


Piikoi Studio / 1977




ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPOSITION INSTALLATIONS


2002
University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery : "Outreach II” and installation


1999
University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery : Faculty Exhibition “Outreach I”: an installation combining drawing, painting, incident light and sculptural elements and collaborative environmental installation with Helen Gilbert entitled “The Venus Idea”


1992
Kalakaua Center : Honolulu : a collaborative project with Helen Gilbert consisting of five permanent architectural installations, 20ft wide, in elevator lobbies and a separate architectural installation in the japan travel bureau consisting of a backlit painted glass wall and a marble and wood reception desk


1988
Rittenhouse Square Project : Philadelphia, PA : a collaborative installation with Helen Gilbert


1986
University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery : Faculty Exhibition EDC: Echo II, an installation consisting of two painted parallel walls and incident lights.
Kaiser Clinic : Honolulu : a collaborative architectural installation with Helen Gilbert


Keeaumoku Studio / 2013




SELECTED AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS


2011
Honolulu Museum of Art : Artists of Hawaii Exhibition : The Melusine Award


2007
Honolulu Printmaker’s Society : Peter Morse Award


1999
Nieman Marcus Department Store : Commission: mural scale painting


1998
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce : Annual 1st Award for 2D


1997
Honolulu Academy of Arts : Artists of Hawaii Annual the Melusine Award for Painting and a purchase award for painting


1995
Honolulu Printmaker’s Society : commission for annual gift print


1991

Contemporary Museum Annual : print commission, edition size: 50
Klockner Moeller Co. Germany : commission: 10 large scale prints
First Hawaiian Bank Main Branch : commission: four mural scale paintings 6ft x 17ft each


1990
Kalakaua Center Project : six commissions: six elevator lobby wall reliefs, wood, acrylic glass, 9ft x 20ft each (collaboration with Helen Gilbert)
Japan Travel Bureau commission: back lit painting on glass, 9ft x 16ft commission: design for reception desk, marble and wood
Sheridan Hotel : Kauai, Hawaii commission: etched glass room dividers


1988
Wm. Van Dijk and Partners : Holland commission: large painted multi-element mural
Ala Moana Hotel : commission: lobby mural


1986

Pearl Ridge Shopping Center : commission: 23ft high sculpture in aluminum and steel
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts : purchase awards: two multi-element paintings
Kaiser Permanente Pensacola Clinic : commission: four light relief wall installation, 9ft x 20ft (in collaboration with Helen Gilbert)


1984

Jean Charlot Foundation Award for Printmaking
Finance Factors : commission: two paintings


1980

Harmonie Club, New York City : commission - mural scale painting


1978

Hawaii State Foundation : Purchase Award : one print and one painting


1975

Hawaii State Foundation : Purchase Award : one print and one painting


1972

University of Hawaii : Intramural Research Grant : paintings on dissimilar surfaces


1970

San Diego Museum : Hawaii / California Exhibition : first award


1968

University of Hawaii : Intramural Research Grant for Film-Making project: opus 3 x 4


Caves Studio / 2013




SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • American Abstract Artist’s 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, 2012
  • American Abstract Artist’s 60th Anniversary Print Portfolio, 1997
  • Museum of Modern Art : New York City
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art : New York City
  • British Museum : London, England
  • Fog Museum : Harvard, Cambridge, MA
  • Princeton University, Library of Rare Books
  • Whitney Museum of American Art : New York
  • Portland Museum : The Gordon Gilky Center of Graphic Arts
  • Klockner Moeller Corp. : Germany and Holland
  • First Hawaiian Bank : Hawaii
  • Contemporary Art Museum : Hawaii
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts : Hawaii Michigan State University University of Hawaii,
  • School of Public Health : Hawaii
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts : Hawaii
  • City of Honolulu, Honolulu Hale : Hawaii
  • Bibliotheque Nationale : Paris, France
  • U.S. Library of Congress
  • North American Cultural Institute : Barcelona, Spain
  • World Trade Center : Amsterdam, Holland
  • The Honolulu Advertiser Collection : Hawaii
  • The Bank of Canada
  • Kaiser Permanente, Red Hill and Pensacola Facilities : Hawaii
  • I.B.M. Corporation : New York
  • Smith Barney Corporation : New York
  • New York Horticultural Society : New York
  • Bank of Hawaii Main Branch : Hawaii
  • Nieman Marcus Department Store : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Marriott CorporMaui, Hawaii
  • Western Electric Corporation : Hawaii
  • The Sony Corporation : ation
  • Queen’s Medical Center : Hawaii
  • Japan Travel Bureau : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Rush Presbyterian Hospital : Chicago, IL
  • Kalakaua Center Building : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dwyer, Imanaka, Neely & Peterson, Attorneys at Law : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Damon, Key, Char & Bocken, Attorneys at Law : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Gerson, Grekin & Wynhoff, Attorneys at Law : Honolulu, Hawaii
  • TRW : Los Angeles, CA
  • Honolulu Inter-Island Airport : Hawaii