Born: 1935, Los Angeles, California

Education

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, MFA 1959
Los Angeles County Art Institute, 1957
University of Southern California, BFA, 1956
Studied at the Chouinard Art Institute

Selected Exhibitions

2013 “Ken Price Retrospective”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
“Ken Price Retrospective”, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2012 “Ken Price Retrospective”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Pacific Standard Time, Art in LA 1945-1980”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
“Clay Reconsidered: Southern California Ceramics, 1956-1968”, The Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2007 “Left Coast Artists”, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2006 “Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“Los Angeles 1955-1985”, Centre Pompidou, France
2004 A Secret History of Clay-From Gaugin to Gormley, Tate Museum, London, England (catalog)
“Ken Price Sculpture and Drawings 1994-2004”, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
2003 “Materials, Metaphor & Narratives: Work by Six Contemporary Artists”, Albright Knox museum, Buffalo, NY
“Contemporary Art/Taos”, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM (catalog)
Rebels in Clay, Peter Voulkos and the Otis Group, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
2002 “Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“Lateral Thinking, Art of the 1990’s”, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (catalog)
“Small is Beautiful”, University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach, CA
2001 Parazette & Price Material Morph, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
“Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism,” Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000 “Made in California, 1900 – 2000,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
“The Sixties, 1960 – 69” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
“Color and Fire, Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 – 2000,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1999 “Contemporary Ceramics,” Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York
1998 “Sunshine and Noir: Art in LA 1960 – 1997,” UCLA / Hammer Museum, Westwood, California
“American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture,” Award for Sculpture of $7,500. American Academy of Letters and Arts, New York, NY
“The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works,” Orlando Museum of Art,” (catalog)
“Homemade Champagne,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Catalog with text by David Pagel.
1997 “Sunshine and Noir,” Louisiana Museum, Louisiana, Denmark (catalog)
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
1994 Harwood Foundation Museum of the University of New Mexico, Taos, NM
1993 “Contemporary Craft in the Saxe Collection,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (catalog)
“5 x 7,” New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York (catalog)
1992 The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (catalog)
1991 “Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Shiugaraki Museum of Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan (catalog)
1989 “Kansas City Collects Contemporary Ceramics,” Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalog)
1988 “Big / Little Sculpture,” Williams College Gallery of Art, Williamstown, MA (catalog)
1987 The Menil Collection, Inaugural Exhibition, Houston, TX (catalog)
“Clay Revision: Cup, Plate, Vase,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (catalog)
1986 “Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945 – 1986,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
“Material and Metaphor: Contemporary American Sculpture,” Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (catalog)
1984 “A Different Climate,” Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (catalog)
“An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalog)
1983 “Opening Exhibition,” Temporary Contemporary Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1982 “Painting and Sculpture Today 1982,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
“One Hundred Years of California Sculpture,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1981 “1981 Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
“California, the State Landscape, 1872 – 1981,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalog)
“Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1980 “Los Angeles Prints, 1883 – 1980,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY
1979 “1979 Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
“Directions,” Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (catalog)
“West Coast Ceramics,” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (catalog)
1978 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1977 “Small Objects,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1976 “200 Years of American Sculpture,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
“Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
“Thirty Years of American Printmaking,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
1974 “Clay,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
1972 “West Coast, USA,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (catalog)
“20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections,” University of California at Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
“Contemporary American Art: Los Angeles,” Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, TX
“Joe Goode, Kenneth Price, Ed Ruscha,” Museum Boymans – Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1971 “Contemporary Ceramic Art,” National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
“11 Los Angeles Artists,” Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin Germany (catalog)
1970 “Contemporary American Sculpture,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“Nine Print Portfolios,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“International Biennial Exhibitor of Prints,” National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalog)
“Kompas 4: West Coast USA,” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (catalog)
1969 “Tamarind: Homage to Lithography,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalog)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1967 “Recent Acquisitions,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1966 “Robert Irwin / Kenneth Price,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Abstract Expressionist Ceramics,” Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA (catalog)
1964 “New American Sculpture,” Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalog)
1963 “Sculpture of California,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1962 “Fifty California Artists,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)

Museum Collections

Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
American Craft Museum, New York, NY
Art Institution of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Lannon Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Australia
Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Stedeliijk Museum, Netherlands
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA