Charles Arnoldi

Born 1946 in Dayton, Ohio. Currently lives and maintains a studio in Venice Beach, CA.

1968 Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA.


1969 YOUNG TALENT AWARD, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts
1972 WITTKOWSKY AWARD, Art Institute of Chicago
1974 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, National Endowments for the Arts
1975 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1982 MAESTRO FELLOWSHIP, California Arts Council
1982 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, National Endowment for the Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1971 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972 Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1974 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 Seattle Museum of Art, Washington
1979 Dobrick Gallery, Chicago IL
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY
1980 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Hansen-Fuller-Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Texas Gallery, Houston TX
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 CHARLES ARNOLDI: Unique Prints, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)
1985 Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
1986 New City Editions, Venice, California
ARNOLDI: Recent Paintings, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri (catalogue)
CHARLES ARNOLDI: A Survey: 1971-1986, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1987 ARNOLDI: Just Bronze, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California (catalogue)
1988 Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Charles Arnoldi: Painting and Sculpture, 1971-1988, MuseoItaloAmericano, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, NM
1990 Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Malmgran Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden
1991 Gallery Kuranuki, Osaka, Japan (catalogue)
Charles Arnoldi: Oil Paintings on Canvas, Cast Bronze Sculptures, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1992 Charles Arnoldi: Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
1993 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Ochi Gallery, Ketchum ID
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1996 CHARLES ARNOLDI: New Work, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
Works on Paper: Gouaches and Monotypes, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Charles Arnoldi, A Mid-Career Survey: 1970-1996, Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)
1997 Charles Arnoldi Monotypes: A Survey 1987-1996, Flanders Graphics, Minneapolis, MN
Charles Arnoldi: New Paintings, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
1998 New Works: Charles Arnoldi, Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, TX
1999 Charles Arnoldi: New Works, Chac-Mool Contemporary Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA
2000 Charles Arnoldi: New Paintings, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA
2001 CHARLES ARNOLDI: Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco, California
2002 CHARLES ARNOLDI: Harmony of Line and Color, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea (catalogue)
2004 CHARLES ARNOLDI: Recent Paintings, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2005 Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Museum of Design, Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA
2007 Charles Arnoldi: New Works, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Charles Arnoldi: The Arc Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art and the Charlotte Jackson Project Space, Santa Fe, NM
2008 CHARLES ARNOLDI: Wood, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (catalogue)
2009 WINDOW PAINTINGS, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
American Classic: Colours of Change, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010 Charles Arnoldi: Wood/Early Works, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
New Paintings by American Master Charles Arnoldi, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Charles Arnoldi, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Charles Arnoldi / Bodo Korsig: Metal, Greenfield Sacks, Santa Monica, CA
Arnoldi 1998-2001, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe NM
2011 Charles Arnoldi: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Charles Arnoldi: New Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco
Charles Arnoldi: Artworks from the 1970’s in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Charles Arnoldi: Case Study, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Charles Arnoldi, Modernism, San Francisco
2012 THE AMAZING ARNOLDI’S, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California

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Public Collections

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, SC
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Arthur Andersen, Chicago, Illinois
Bank of America, San Francisco, California
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Continental National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Dellen Publishing, Santa Clara, California
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
First International Bank, Houston, Texas
First Interstate Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada
Frito-Lay, Dallas, Texas
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Missouri
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
JMB Realty, Chicago, Illinois
Hughes Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Art, Sydney Australia
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Rayovac Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin
Renown Regional Medical Center, permanent art collection, Reno, Nevada
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Southland Corporation, Dallas, Texas
Southwestern Bell, St. Louis, Missouri
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
United Energy Resources, Houston, Texas
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California


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