Museum Collections


Upcoming, Current, & Recent Exhibitions 2019 • Carmel Visual Arts, Monterey County, CA. "Bill Owens | The American Dream",
(March 2, – March 31, 2019)
Reception: March 2 at 7PM
2019 • Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ. "Bill Owens, David Hurn, David Graham",
(February 5, - April 20, 2019)
Reception: 7-10pm, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Solo Exhibitions 2018 • Photo Central Hayward, CA. "Altamont to America: Bill Owens and the Legacy of Suburbia",
(August 18, - October 20)
Reception: August 18, 2 - 5PM.
2018 • UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Reva and David Logan Gallery in North Gate Hall, "Bill Owens: Suburbia",
(August 27 2018, - January 7, 2019).
Reception: September 14, 5:30 - 7PM.
Lecture: 7 - 8:30PM.
2018 • Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia, "Revolutions. An alternative gaze", (May 4, - May 15, 2018) 2017 • Carriage Trade, New York, NY. “Bill Owens: American Icons”,
(July 27, - September 19, 2017).
2015 • Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.
• Musiz Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria.
• "Bill Owens: Cars", Milano, Museo Arte e Scienza.
2014 • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ. 2012 • AreaLina, Milan, Italy.
• Brandt Museum, Denmark. "FotoTriennale.DK, Odense", (October 3 - 30, 2012)
2011 • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. 2009 • Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France.
2008 • James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY.
• Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX.
• Arnolfini Art Center, Bristol, England.
2007 • Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
• Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy.
2006 • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. 2005 • Lisa Ruyter Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
• PhotoEspana. Madrid, Spain.
• James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY.
• Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX.
• Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles,CA.
• Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco,CA.
2004 • Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan. Italy. 2003 • SpazioFoto Credito Artiano, Florence, Italy. 2002 • Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery.
• Palazzo Santa Margherita, Modena per la Fotografia.
2001 • Palazzo Santa Margherita, Modena per la Fotografia.
• Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY.
• Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2000 • Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens Greece
• UCR /California Museum for Photography, Riverside, Ca, Suburbia.
• ArtandPhotographs, London, England, “Images From Suburbia”.
• San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
1999 • Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle,WA. 1998 • Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France.
• Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris France.
• Stephen Bulger, Toronto.
1996 • Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
• Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles,CA.
1995 • City of Brisbane, California (City Offices), Bill Owens, Photographs of Brisbane, California.
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bill Owens Suburban Selections (1970-71).
1994 • American Fine Arts, NY, Photographs from Suburbia, Our Kind of People and Working. 1983 • Cameravision, Suburbia The Art Museum Association San Francisco, Best of Bill Owens (traveled 1983-85) Virginia.
• Intermount college, Colorodo State University, Ft Collins November 14 December 12. 1983, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
• The White Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel-”Surburbia".
1982 • University of New Mexico, Bill Owens-traveling exhibition (1982-3) Cameravision, Los Angeles- Suburbia, 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
• Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “Suburbia”.
• Gallery kiek inb de KoK, Tallinn, Astonia- “Surburbia”, traveling exhibition.
• Buenos Aires and La Plata, Argentina-”Surburbia”.
• Album Gallery in San Paulo and Buenos Aires for Suburbia.
• Compendium Bookstore, Sydney, Australia - Surburbia- Basement Gallery.
1981 • Cannon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, Munich and London.
• Bill Owens Photographic Center of Athens, Athens Greece.
• G Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles California Suburbia.
1980 • La Photo galeria, Madrid, Bill Owens traveling exhibition. 1979 • Oregon Gallery, Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon. 1978 • University of Oregon Museum of Art, Portland - Feb 19 Suburbia.
• Galerie Breiting, Berlin ,Germany, Bill Owens: Amerikanische Gruppen, Leben in Vorstadten Libreria & Galleria Pan, Rome Bill Owens immagini da ‘Suburbia” e ‘Our Kind of People’.
• The Halstead 831 Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan: Suburbia.
1977 • Suburbia - Showa, Tokyo, Japan.
• Suburbia - Open Air Gallery, Estonia.
• Columbia Gallery of Photography, Columbia, Missouri: Suburbia La Photo Galeria, Madrid, Spain, Suburbia.
1976 • Dalhhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
• Infinite Eye Studio/Gallery, Milwaukee May 22-June 27 Suburbia.
1965 • Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica , West Indies - Bill Owens Village Life.
Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 • The Sheldon Art Gallery, St Louis, MO. "The Immigrants: Works By Master Photographers",
(October 5, 2018 - January 12, 2019)
2018 • Arles, Église des Trinitaires, Winterthur and the Rencontres d’Arles. “The Hobbyist”,
(July 2, - August 26, 2018)
2018 • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA. “Gun Country”,
(March 10, - July 31, 2018)
2018 • Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. "It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America",
(January 20,- July 29, 2018)
2018 • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. "The House Imaginary",
(April 20, - August 19, 2018)
2018 • MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA. “Welcome to the Dollhouse”,
(January 20, - April 8, 2018).
2018 • Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. "Way Bay", (January 17, - June 3, 2018)
• di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA. "Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times", (January 27, - May 27, 2018) + Berklely, CA. (January 17 - June 3, 2018)
• MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA. “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, (January 20, - April 8, 2018).
2017 • Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY. "The Immigrants – A Group Exhibition of Works by Select Photographer", (December 14, 2017 - January 27, 2018).
• Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. “The Hobbyist”, (September 9, 2017 - February 11, 2018).
• Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. “Partisan Views and Public Opinion", (September 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018).
• Nottingham, England. “States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era", (September 16, - November 26, 2017).
• Carriage Trade Gallery, 277 Grand St. NYC, American Interior, (April 27 - June 3).
• Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France, “Collection 100%”.
• Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. “Recent Photography Acquisitions”, (March 11, - July 23).
2016 • Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific".
• Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
• “The Butterfly Effect: ART IN THE 1970’S CALIFORNIA”.
• PDNB, Dallas, TX, “Odds and Ends”.
• PDNB, Dallas, TX, “Critters”.
• Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada, “Group Exhibition from the Collection”.
• Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. “Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection”.
• Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orleans, France “The City, Far Away".
2015 • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. “America is Hard to See:1925-1960”.
• The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA” In Focus: Play”.
• Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Words Matter”.
• Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL “Martin Z. Margulies Collection”.
• Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada, “20th Anniversary Exhibition”.
• Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, “The City, Works from the Collection”.
2014 • New York Public Library, New York, NY “Public Eye: 75 Years of Sharing Photography”.
• PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward CA.
2013 • LACMA, Los Angeles, CA “Little Boxes: Photography in the Suburbs”.
• Addison Gallery of America Art, Andover, MA. “Frame by Frame”.
• Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. “Pop Art Design”.
• China Art, Los Angeles, CA “Pet Shapes".
2012 • MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA Pacific Standard Time.
• Brandts Museum, Odense, DK.
• Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, “Backyard Oasis”.
2011 • Pier 24 San Francisco, CA “Here”.
• Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL “A to A”.
• MoMA, New York, NY. “Photography Rotation 8”.
• China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA, “Pet Shapes”.
2010 • Musee de l” Ilysee, Lusanne CH “Polaroid in Peril !”.
• The J. Paul Getty, Los Angeles, CA “In Focus: The Worker”.
2009 • MoMA, New York, NY. “Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West”.
• Fondazione Raffhianti, Lucca, Italy “Faces”.
• Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France “Seveties, e choc de la photographie americanie”.
• James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, Haina, “Santa’s Workshop”.
• Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Adolescence and Other Mysteries”.
2008 • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, “Recent Acquisions”.
• Carriage Trade, New, NY, “The Cult of Personality”.
• PDNB, Dallas, TX, “There’s No Place Like Home”.
2007 • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands “Mapping the City”.
• San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. “Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl”.
• The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. “ Public Faces/Private Spaces”.
• James Cohan Gallery, New York (26th Street), Chelsea, “Mask”.
• PDNB, Dallas, TX, “Naughty or Nice”.
2006 • Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA “Dreaming California”.
• Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY. “Right of Passage”.
• Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. “The Burbs”.
• James A. Mitchener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. “Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography”.
2005 • Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal “Street Credibility”.
• SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA. “Taking Place: Photographs from the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection”.
• PHotoEspana, Madrid, Spain “Main Street. Urban Photography in America”.
2004 • Whitney Museum of American Art. Inside Out: Portrait photographs from the permanent collection.
• Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary.
• Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY. “Pool Party”.
• Kennedy Boesky Photographs, New York, NY. “Seventies Color Photography”.
2003 • Peabody Essex Museum. “Family Ties”.
• Collection Lambert-musee d’art contemporain, Avignon, France. “Photograhier to photograph”.
• Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA. “The Gray Area”.
• Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea “Contemporary American Photography”.
• Atlanta Contempory Art Center. “Terrain Vague: Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial Landscape”.
• Carnegie Museum of Art.
2002 • Barbara Gladstone Gallery “American Standard: (Para)Normality and American Standard (Para) Normality in Everyday Life Organized by Gregory Crewdson.
• Whitney Museum of American Art “Visions from America-Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art”.
2001 • L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfort, Germany, ‘Places and People’.
• Oakland Museum of California, Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography 1850-2000.
• St Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s from the permenent collection.
• Museum of Contempory Art, Denver. “Go Fish”.
2000 • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000.
• UCR /California Museum of Photography, Riverside, Ca “Rearview Mirror: Automobile Images and American Identities”.
1999 • Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Domestic Artifacts”.
• Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York Suburban Folk Tales.
• Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, “Pure Products of America: Photographs 1968-1978”.
1998 • Denver Art Museum, Merge Photo Gallery, A Fine and Private Place: Mortality.
• Monuments and Memory Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Tucson, Coming of Age.
• San Jose Museum, Photographic Highlights from the Permanent Collection.
1996 • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, “Commonplace Mysteries”.
• Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL. “The Gun as Image”.
1982 • International Center of Photography, New York, Photography in the 60’s and 70’s. 1980 • DeCordova Museum-Photography/recent Directions Temple University-Conference on Visual anthropology.
• Los Angeles Museum of Natural History.
• Colorado Photographic Arts Center Harbor College Art Gallery.
1978 • Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Attitudes - Photography in the 1970’s.
• Museum of Modern Art , New York, Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960.
• Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, Tusen och En Bild/The Thousand and One.
1977 • Neikrug Gallery, America Photographic Statements 12 photographers 1976 • Philadelphia Museum of Art, You Ought to Be in Pictures: American Family Portraits. 1975 • Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery UC Santa Cruz Guggenheim Fellow photographs 1973 Oakland Art Museum De Young Museum, San Francisco New Bay Area Photographers.

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