EXHIBITION HISTORY


Solo Exhibitions


1953

Claremont Book and Art Gallery, Claremont, California.

University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

1954

Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California.


1955

Jack Carr Gallery, Pasadena, California.

1956

Jack Carr Gallery, Pasadena, California.

University of Redlands, Redlands, California.


1958

Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.

1959

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

1958-1959

Paintings by Karl Benjamin: Abstract Classicism, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, December 7 – January 4.

 

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1960

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

1961

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.

Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, California.

1962

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

1963

Wooden Horse Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

1964

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Hollis Galleries, San Francisco, California.

1965

Esther-Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Jefferson Gallery, La Jolla, California.

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.

1966

Hollis Galleries, San Francisco, California.

1968

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.

Henri Gallery, Washington D.C.


1969

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California.


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Karl Benjamin at Chaffey College, 1969


1970

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jefferson Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.

1971

William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, California.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California.

1972

University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

1975

Chaffey College, Alta Loma, California.

Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1977

Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1978

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Karl Benjamin: Recent Paintings, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California, November 17 - December 30.

1979

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.


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1980

Karl Benjamin 1970-1980, University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

Cheney-Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington.
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1981

Abraxas Gallery, Newport Beach, California.

Karl Benjamin: Paintings from the 50’s, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, March 23 – April 18.

Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California.

Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California. Chaffey College, Alta Loma, California.

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

1982

Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

California State University, Bakersfield, California.

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

1983

Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, California.

Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

1984

Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, California.

University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

1985

Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, California.

1986

Recent Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

Selected Works 1979-1986, Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California, January 28 - March 2.

Hemmerdinger Gallery, Palm Springs, California. Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington. Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, California.

1988

Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1989-1990

Karl Benjamin: A Retrospective, 1955-1987, Redding Museum and Art Center, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California, February 3 – March 12. Also shown at the University of the Pacific, Richard H. Reynolds Gallery, Stockton, California, March 28 – April 27; California State University Northridge, Art Galleries, Northridge, California, December 11 - February 9.


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1990

A Ten-Year Survey, The Art Galleries of Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California.

Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1991

Recent Paintings, Fong-Spratt Galleries, San Jose, California.

1991-1992

Karl Benjamin: Paintings 1955-1990, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California, October 24 – November 30. Also shown at Snyder Fine Art, New York, New York, January 14 – February 15.

1994

The Pomona Years: 1979-1994, A Retrospective, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, California.

1995

LA Artcore, Los Angeles, California.

1998

Paintings from the 50’s and 90’s, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Exhibited in conjunction with Sunshine & Noir, Armand Hammer Museum, University of Califronia Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.


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2001

(Mostly) Random Rectangles, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California, July 14 – August 24.

Karl Benjamin: A Selected Retrospective, Cuttress Fine Art, Pomona, California, October 9 – November 6.

2003

Stripe Paintings: 1979-1981, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California, May 22 - July 5.

2004

Karl Benjamin: Paintings from 1950 – 1965, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, January 10 – April 10.

2005

Karl Benjamin: Drawings from 1950 – 1965, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, March 5 – April 9.

2006

Alphabet Series: 1964-1965, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California, September 9 – October 16.

India Ink Drawings from the 1950’s, Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, Texas, May 2 – June 2.

2007

Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, September 29 – December 22.

A Conversation With Color: Karl Benjamin, Paintings 1953 – 1995, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, California, April 15 – June 25.

2008

Karl Benjamin: Paintings 1968-1970, San Antonio, Texas, Lawrence Markey Inc., February 8-March 21

The Vibrant Edge: Paintings of Karl Benjamin from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California, July 20 – October 19.

2009

Karl Benjamin: Paintings and Installation, The Art Galleries of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, August 31 – September 25.


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Karl Benjamin: Paintings 1968-1970, Lawrence Markey Inc., 2008


2011

Karl Benjamin and the Evolution of Abstraction, 1950-1980, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, September 24 – December 24.

2014

Karl Benjamin – The Late Paintings, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, September 6 – October 25.

2017

Karl Benjamin: The Alphabet, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, May 20 – July 8.

2018

Karl Benjamin: Alphabet Paintings, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI, March 24 – April 28.


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Karl Benjamin: The Alphabet, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2017


Group Exhibitions


1953

Falk-Raboff Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

5th Annual San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California.

1954

14th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit, Chaffey Art Association, Ontario, California.

Artists You Should Know, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, California.

39th Annual California Art Exhibit, San Bernardino, California.

1955

Faculty Exhibition, Pasadena School of Fine Arts, Pasadena, California.

10th Annual Newport Harbor Art Exhibit, Newport Beach, California.

1956

Art in Architecture, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California.

Eighth San Gabriel Valley Artists Exhibition, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California, October 7 – November 18.

1957

California Drawings, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, August 7 – September 28.

1958

Arts of Southern California II: Painting, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.


Paintings by Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin in  West Coast Hard Edge  at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.

Paintings by Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin in West Coast Hard Edge at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.

Paintings by Lorser Feitelson in  West Coast Hard Edge  at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.

Paintings by Lorser Feitelson in West Coast Hard Edge at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.

Paintings by Karl Benjamin and Frederick Hammersley  West Coast Hard Edge  at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.

Paintings by Karl Benjamin and Frederick Hammersley West Coast Hard Edge at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1960.


1959

Four Abstract Classicists,
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (catalogue) Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
, Queen’s University, Belfast Ireland (catalogue)

New Talent, American Federation of Arts, Wichita Art Museum,
Wichita, Kansas. Also shown at Time, Inc., New York, New York; Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Howard University, Washington D.C.

California Painters under 35, Wight Art Galleries, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

1949-1959: A Decade in the Contemporary Galleries, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California.

Kaleidoscope, Taos, New Mexico.


1960

West Coast Hard Edge, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England. Also shown at Queen’s College, Belfast, Ireland.

Purist Painting, American Federation of Arts, White Art Museum, Ithaca, New York. Also shown at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; North Carolina, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

1st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, California.


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1961

Paintings from the Pacific: United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

California Artists, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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1962

Pacific Profile, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California. Circulated in Western States by Western Association of Art Museums.

1962

50 California Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Also shown at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. Also shown at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.

The Artist’s Environment: West Coast, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas. Also shown at Oakland Art Museum, California; Wight Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles.

1963

Liturgical Art, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California.

1964

New Accessions, USA, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

California Hard Edge Painting, Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, California, March 11 – April 12.

Selections from the Asher Collection, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Painted Sculpture, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California.

1965

The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Also shown at St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Pasadena Art Museum, California; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland.

Art Across America, Mead Corporation, New York. Also shown at M. Knoedler & Co., New York; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Isaac Delgado Museum, New Orleans, Louisana; Commerical Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Colorists: 1950-1965, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.

California Artists, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas.


Survey of Contemporary Art, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.

Denver Museum Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

1966

85th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.

American Painting, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.

Contemporary California Art from the Lytton Collection, Lytton Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California.

California Painters and Sculptors Invitational, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

Drawings, Gallery Dache, New York.

Peace Tower, Los Angeles, California.

1967

30th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Contemporary American Painting, The White House, Washington D.C.

California Art Festival, Lytton Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California.

1968

Paintings from the 50’s and 60’s from the Collection of Gifford and Joann Philips, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.

1969

Los Angeles Annual Art Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California.


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The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985 , Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2011-2012

The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2011-2012

Montgomery Meets Modernism , Palm Springs Art Museum, 2017-2018

Montgomery Meets Modernism, Palm Springs Art Museum, 2017-2018

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1971

Pacific Cities Loan Exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

1976

Paintings and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Also shown at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC.

1977

California: 5 Footnotes to Modern Art History, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, January 18 – April 24.

International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, and Cologne, West Germany.

Four From California, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

Archives of American Art: California Collecting, Oakland Art Museum, California. Also shown at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.

Three From California, Francine Selders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Los Angeles Hard Edge: The Fifties and the Seventies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

35th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Southern California Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, California.

 

1978

A Painting Show, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

1979

Black and White Are Colors, Montgomery & Lang Galleries, Pomona College and Scripps College, Claremont, California.

Art, Inc.: American Paintings from Corporate Collections, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. Also shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California.

Los Angeles Abstract Painting, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also shown at University Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, California.


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Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969 , Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2012

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2012

Close Values: The Legacy of Karl Benjamin , Mount San Antonio College Art Gallery, 2017

Close Values: The Legacy of Karl Benjamin, Mount San Antonio College Art Gallery, 2017


1980

West Coast: Art for the Vice-President’s House (paintings selected from West Coast Museum Collections), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Also shown at the Vice-President’s residence, Washington DC.

1981

California Artists: 1940-1980, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.

Pacific Coast Museum Selections, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.

1982

Color in Contemporary Painting, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Los Angeles Hard Edge, Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Also shown at Fine Arts Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.

1983

Contemporary American Printmaking, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California.

The Museum Collection, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, California.

1984

Color, Color, Color, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

A Focus on California: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

The Twentieth Century: The SFMMA Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.

1985

Color Forms, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, California.

Drawings from the David Nellis Collection, California State University, Los Angeles, California.

1985-1986

Ten California Colorists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding Museum & Art Center, Redding, California. Also shown at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; Montgomery Galleries, Pomona College, Claremont, California; University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1986-1987

Four Abstract Classicists: A Look at 1950s California Hard-Edge Painting, R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York, New York, December - January.

1987

California’s Painting from the 60’s, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Contemporary Prints by West Coast Artists, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Pomona College Centennial Faculty Exhibition, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, California.

Insights, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.


1988

The Linear Thread, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California.

1989

Then and Now, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

A Decade of Abstraction, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington.

1989-1990

Blueprints for Modern Living, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.


Birth of the Cool; California Art, Design and Culture at Midcentury,  Orange County Museum of Art, 2007-2008

Birth of the Cool; California Art, Design and Culture at Midcentury, Orange County Museum of Art, 2007-2008

Karl Benjamin in front of “Interlocking Forms (Big Magenta with Green )” , 1959 at the  Birth of the Cool  exhibition opening, 2007.

Karl Benjamin in front of “Interlocking Forms (Big Magenta with Green)”, 1959 at the Birth of the Cool exhibition opening, 2007.


1990-1992

Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists: 1920-1956, Laguna Art Museum, California. Also shown at Oakland Art Museum, California; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas; Nora Eccles Harrison Art Museum, Logan, Utah; Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, California; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, July 13, 1990 – January 20, 1992.

1990

Geometric Abstraction, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

Karl Benjamin, Steve Schlichtenmyer, Art Gallery at The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, January – February.

Snyder Fine Art, New York, New York.

1992

Phinney Gallery, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

Post War Geometric Concepts, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, New York.

1993

Four Abstract Classicists: West Coast Hard Edge, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California.

California: Art from the 1930s to the Present, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.

3 Artists: Common Origins, Different Paths, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California. Also shown at Kemper Gallery, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.

Choice Encounters, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.

Journey Into Art, LA Artcore 5th Annual Awards Benefit, Los Angeles, California.


1996

California Focus, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.

California Artists: Genres of the 20th Century, Henley Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California.

Some Grids: The Theme of the Grid in 20thCentury Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

1996-1997

On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, November 8 – March 1.

1997

Eyedazzlers, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Generational Abstractions, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

Geometric Abstraction 1937-1997, Snyder Fine Art, New York, New York.

1998

Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art: Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California.

Convergences, The Art Galleries at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California.

 

1960s California Hard-Edge,  Flowers Gallery, London, 2018

1960s California Hard-Edge, Flowers Gallery, London, 2018

Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt,  Claremont Museum of Art, 2018

Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt, Claremont Museum of Art, 2018


2000

Vertical Chords, Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, January 18 – February 11.

Four Abstract Classicists Plus One, Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, California, January 15 – February 25.

2001

Four Abstract Classicists: Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley and John McLaughlin, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, New York, June 1 – August 25.

2002

Ideal Abstraction 1955-1965: Karl Benjamin and Norman Bluhm, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, New York, May 10 – July 10.

Hard Edge and Op Prints from the 70s to Present, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, April 6 – August 10.

2003

(Un)Taped: An Exhibition of Hard-Edge Paintings by Karl Benjamin and Mark L. Emerson, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California, September 20 – November 8.

Another Abstract Classicist, University of Southern California Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, November 29 – February 16, 2003.

2004

Daimler Chrysler Collection: Minimalism and After III, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Potsdamer Plazt Berlin, September 3 – November 28.

The LA That Influenced My Eye (curated by Barry Berkus), Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, July 22 – September 22.

Conversations in the Collection: A Selection from the Permanent Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, August 14 – September 12.

Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s –1970s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, June 13 – October 3.

2004-2005

Human Presence: Works from the Museum’s Collection (The Geometry of Color/The Singular Body), San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, December 4 – July 24.

The Los Angeles School (curated by Dave Hickey), Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, November 13 – January 22.

2005

Evolution in Abstraction: Antecedents + Descendents, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York, April 15 – May 31.

The First 80 Years, Los Angeles Art Association, West Hollywood, California, August 27 – September 24.

Twenty Years and Counting: An Exhibition Celebrating the dA Center for the Arts, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, California, April 10 – May 22.

2005-2006

Collection Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, February 2 – September 24.

2006

2006 Peace Tower (recreation of 1966 original) in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, March 2 – May 28.

Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1900 – 1980, (curated by Peter Frank), Riverside Museum, Riverside, California, August 26 – October 14.

Geometric Abstraction: Two Generations, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York, February 15 – May 15.

2007

After Image: Op Art of the 1960s, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, New York, March 8 – April 28.

Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, February 16 – June 17.

Painting<=>Design, Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, January 8 – 26.

Freedom to Experiment, American Abstraction, 1945-1975: Expressionism, Optical Art & Hard Edge, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York.

2007-2008

Burgoyne Diller and Hard-Edge Abstraction: Underpinnings and Continuity, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York, November 8 – January 5.

2008

Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 23 – October 26.

2007-2009

Birth of the Cool; California Art, Design and Culture at Midcentury, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin.

2008-2009

Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 21 – January 4.

2009

California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 – 2008, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, Part 1: July 18 – December 27.

Explorations in Black and White: The 1930s through the 1960s, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York, October 1 – December 23.

Looking Forward Looking Back: The Collection in Context, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, April 4 – June 7.

 

Karl and Beth Benjamin at Louis Stern Fine Arts for the opening of  Evolution of Abstraction , 2011.

Karl and Beth Benjamin at Louis Stern Fine Arts for the opening of Evolution of Abstraction, 2011.

Karl Benjamin: The Evolution of Abstraction , Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2011

Karl Benjamin: The Evolution of Abstraction, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2011


2010

Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California, June 5 – August 14.

2010-2011

Karl Benjamin: Under the Influence, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, California, November 30 – January 31.

Softcore Hard Edge, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 10 – January 22.

2011

Color Field Revisited, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, New York, June 4 – July 25.

High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, May 28 – September 5.

Southern California Hard Edge: Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, Art Paris, Louis Stern Fine Arts exhibiting, Paris, France, March 31 – April 3.

Structured Color, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, New York, February 8 – April 22.

2011-2012

Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, December 15 – February 12.

Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, October 2 – January 14.

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1945- 1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, October 1 – February 5. Travels to Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, March 15 – June 10, 2012.

The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, September 24 - January 30.

2012

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, February 11 – May 6.

The 186th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, New York, January 25 - April 29.

2014

Recent Acquisitions, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 4, 2014 – February 15, 2015.

2015

Post-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ 50 Years After, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 27 – April 12.

2018

California: North and South, Heather James Fine Art, San Francisco, California, June 16 – September 30.

Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, California, July 13 ­– September 16.

1960s California Hard-Edge, Flowers Gallery, London, July 4 – September 8.


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