Ed Ruscha

Born December 16, 1937, Omaha, Nebraska.
Moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1941.
Moved to California in 1956.
Currently lives in Culver City, CA.

Education Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1956 - 1960

Awards & Grants

1967 National Council on the Arts Grant
1969 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Tamarind Lithography Workshop Fellowship
1971 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1974 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Award in Graphics
1988 Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Achievement in Printmaking Award
1995 California Arts Council, Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Achievement in Visual Arts Award
2009 Artistic Excellence Award, Americans for the Arts

Selected Exhibitions

1969 La Jolla Museum of Art, California
1972 University of California, Santa Cruz (Jan.17-Feb.11) Catalogue
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April-May)
1973 Books by Edward Ruscha. University of California, San Diego (January 9-26)
WORKS BY EDWARD RUSCHA FROM THE COLLECTION OF PAUL J. SCHUPF, Picker Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (November 2 - December 2)
WORKS BY EDWARD RUSCHA. Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy.
EDWARD RUSCHA PRINTS / BOOKS, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (Jan. 3 - 23)
1974 FILM PREMIUM AND BOOKS, Contemporary Graphics Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California (Oct. 29 - Dec. 5)
Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California
EDWARD RUSCHA, PRINTS / PUBLICATIONS 1962-74. The Arts Council of Great Britain, traveling exhibition to twelve Arts Council member galleries; Northern Kentucky State University, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Los Angeles. Catalog.
ED RUSCHA: PRINTS, Northern Kentucky State University, Highland Height, Kentucky
1975 MIRACLE AND PREMIUM FILM SCREENING, Fox Venice Theater, Venice, California (July 13)
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe. Books
University of North Dakota Art Galleries, Grand Forks, North Dakota
EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1977 EDWARD RUSCHA, RECENT PAINTINGS, Elmwood Arts Foundation and The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (Dec. 4, 1977 - Jan. 22, 1978)
1976 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Mar. 26 - May 9). Catalog.
1980 Edward Ruscha/Paintings and Drawings. Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon (Jan. 25-Feb. 28) Included a January 25 screening of two films by Ed Ruscha
RUSCHA: SELECTED WORKS 1966-1980, Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (Oct. 21-Nov. 14)
1981 EDWARD RUSCHA / RECENT WORKS, Arco Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1982 (RETROSPECTIVE: The Works of EDWARD RUSCHA), Traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
EDWARD RUSCHA / NEW DRAWINGS. Castelli Uptown, New York. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1985 Octobre des Arts. Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France. Catalogue
ED RUSCHA: QUELQUES DESSINS, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris, France
1987 THE WORKS OF ED RUSCHA. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1988 Institute of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan (catalogue)
ED RUSCHA: Recent Paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
WORDS WITHOUT THOUGHTS NEVER TO HEAVEN GO, Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL. Traveled to: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Catalogue
NEW PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
EDWARD RUSCHA Ruscha. Musee National diart Moderne, Centre Georges, Pompidou, Paris (Dec 1989-Feb 1990)
1990 LOS ANGELES APARTMENTS, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. Catalogue
EDWARD RUSCHA / PAINTINGS, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
EDWARD RUSCHA, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. Catalogue
EDWARD RUSCHA, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio Calxa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain
1992 EDWARD RUSCHA / NEW PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria. Catalogue
1993 THE BOOKS OF ED RUSCHA, Gund Hall, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Oct.4-29)
Edward Ruscha: Standard Stations. Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas (June 19-Aug.8)
1997 EDWARD RUSCHA, Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
SPAGHETTI WESTERNS, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1999 EDWARD RUSCHA: The Complete Editions 1959-1999, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Traveling to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (2000- 01)
2000 EDWARD RUSCHA, Traveling retrospective exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden originates at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2004 ED RUSCHA: Cotton Puffs, Q Tips, Smoke and Mirrors, L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art
ED RUSCHA: The Drawings and Photographs, New York, Whitney Museum
2005-06 Course of Empire, United States Pavillion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2006-07 JEU DE PAUME, Paris; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2007 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
STAINS, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2007-08 DE-NATURED: Works from the Anderson Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2008 TIME AND PLACE: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 TIME AND PLACE: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
2010 SHOOT! An Exhibition of Photography, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA 92260
2010 ED RUSCHA: Libros, Sala Alcala 31, Madrid
2010 ED RUSCHA: Apartments, Parking Lots, Palm Trees and Others: Films, Photographs and Drawings from 1961 to 1975, Spruth Magers, Berlin
2011 ED RUSCHA: Road Tested, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, TX

Public Commissions

1985 Circular Mural commission by the Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Trust for the Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL
1994-95 The Great Hall commissioned by the City and County of Denver, Mayor’s Office of Art, Culture and Film for the Denver Central Library, Denver, CO

Selected Public and Private Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Deutsches Postmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Irvine Company Collection, Irvine, California
Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Main Library, Dade County Cultural Center, Miami, Florida
Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Collection, Miami, Florida
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Musee Departemental des Vosges, Epinal, France
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council, Oklahoma City, OK
The Panza di Biumo Collection, Milan, Italy
Pomona College, Pomona, CA
Reynolds House, Winston-Salem, NC
San Diego Museum of Arts, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
The Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, England
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery