Doug Ohlson


1936 - 2010
DOUG OHLSON

Born: November 18, 1936; Cherokee, Iowa
Died: June 29, 2010; New York


Solo Exhibitions

1964-72 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1970 The Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1974 Susan Caldwell Inc., New York
1976-77 Susan Caldwell Inc., New York
1977 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
1979 Susan Caldwell Inc., New York, also 1981, 1982 and 1983
1982 College, Bennington, Vermont; curated by E.C. Goossen
1985 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, also 1990-95, 2000, and 2004
Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York City
1986 Galerie 99, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1987 Ruth Siegel Ltd., New York City "Four Painters in New York - Four Solo Exhibitions: Leon Polk Smith, Doug Ohlson, Katherine Porter, Willy Heeks";
1989 Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
1990 Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA; Curated by Richard Waller
2002 Hunter College / Times Square Gallery, New York City
2003 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
2011 Washburn Gallery, New York
2012 Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 The Lobby Gallery, 499 Park Avenue, New York, "Doug Ohlson: Heroic Abstraction"
2013 Washburn Gallery, New York
2015 Washburn Gallery, New York


Selected Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minnesota
The Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, Finland
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Lowe Art Museum, Miami
Karl Ernst Osthaus-Musuem, Hagen, Germany
Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions

1961 "The Second Minnesota Biennial", The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; travelled to
The Rochester Art Center, Winona State College, and St. John's University (all in Minnesota); juried by Hilton Kramer
1964 "8 Young Artists", The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York;
travelled to Bennington College, Bennington Vermont;
with Carl Andre, Walter Darby Bannard, Robert Barry, Robert
Huot, Patricia Johanson, Antoni Milkowski,
and Terrence Syverson; curated by E. C. Goossen
"Hard/Op", Daniels Gallery, New York City; curated by David Herbert
1965 "A Spring Festival of Contemporary Painting", Andrew Dickson White Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; curated by Inez Garson
1967 "Art Festival", presented by Galerie Muller, Stuttgart in Cologne
"Color, Image and Form", The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; curated by Gene Baro "Rejective Art", a travelling exhibition curated byLucy Lippard and organized by American Federation of Arts: installed at University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, and at two other institutions
1968 "Listening to Pictures", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; an installation during 1968; organized by Arlene Jacobowitz
"The Art Of The Real, USA 1948 - 1968", The Museum of Modern Art, New York City travelled to Kunsthaus Zurich, 1969; Tate Gallery, 1969; GrandPalais, Paris, 1969; curated by E.C. Goossen
"The Pure and Clear: American Innovations", Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; curated by Mrs. H. Gates Lloyd, Mrs. Bayard T. Storey, and Ms. Anne d'Harnoncourt
"The Weatherspoon Annual Exhibition/Art On Paper 1968", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; works selected by Gilbert F. Carpenter
1969 "A Collector's Choice, A Sales Exhibition to Benefit The City Art Museum of St. Louis", The City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
"Concept", Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
"Highlights of the 1968 - 1969 Art Season", The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
"American Painting; the 1960's", a travelling exhibition selected by Samuel Adams Green and co-sponsored by Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens and American Federation of Arts, New York City
"Prospect 69", Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf; organized by Konrad Fischer and Hans Strelow
"One Man's Choice", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; selected by Merrill C. Rueppel
"1969 Annual Exhibition, Contemporary American Painting", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
1970 "Painting & Sculpture Today", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Modular Painting, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; curated by Robert
Murdock
"American Art Since 1960", The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; organized by Sam Hunter
1971 "The Structure of Color", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; curated
by Marcia Tucker
"Highlights of the 1970-1971 Art Season", The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ridgefield, Connecticut
1973 "The Way of Color, Thirty-third Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American
Painting", The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; works selected by Gene Baro
"Abstract Painters", Fischbach Gallery, New York City
"Doug Ohlson, Ray Parker, Ulfert Wilke", Susan Caldwell Inc., New York City
1974 "Seven New York Artists", Nielson Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; with Frances Barth, Jake Berthot, Gerald Horn, Harvey Quaytman, David Reed, and Paul Rotterdam "3 Painters from Iowa Living in New York: Kyle Morris, Doug Ohlson, Ray Parker",
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa; curated by Ulfert Wilke
1975 "Fourteen Abstract Painters", Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California,
Los Angeles; organized by Gerald Nordland
1976 Rooms P.S. 1", The Insitiute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. Project Studies One,
Long Island City, New York
"Project Rebuild: An exhibition to aid earthquake damaged Udine", Grey Art Gallery
and Study Center, New York University, New York City; organized by Thomas B.
Hess
1977 "Alternatives, Significant painting and sculpture of the 60's", Susan Caldwell Inc.,
New York City; works selected by Gene Baro
1979 "The Implicit Image: Abstraction in the 70's", Nielson Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts "24 x 24", Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York City
1980 "Arte Americana Contemporanea", Civici Musei e Gallerie di Storia e Arte, Udine,
Italy
1984 "24 x 24 x 24, An invitational exhibition", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York City
1985 "Bilder fur Frankfurt", Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of
Germany
"The Severe and the Romantic: Geometric Humanism in American Painting, the 1950's
and the 1980's", Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City
1986 "Harvest", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York City
"Square and . . .", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York City
"Ten Artists", Ruth Siegel Ltd at The International Contemporary Art Fair, Los
Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
1987 "Review / Preview", Ruth Siegel Ltd, New York City "Color Now", 55 Mercer Street, New York City
1988 "20th Anniversary Group Exhibition", Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City
1989 "A Debate on Abstraction: The Persistence of Painting", The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York City
"Small Paintings", Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York
"Second Anniversary Exhibition", Michael Walls Gallery, New York City
1991 "8 Young Artists, Then (1964) & Now (1991)", The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art
Gallery, Hunter College, New York City: with Carl Andre, Walter Darby Bannard,
Robert Barry, Robert Huot, Patricia Johanson, Antoni Milkowski, Douglas Ohlson,
Terrence Syverson; curated by E.C.
1992 "Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", American Academy and Institute
of Arts and Letters, New York
1994 "Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City
1997 "Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", American Academy of Arts and
Letters, New York City
1999 "Die Farbe (Rot) Hat Mich", Karl Ersnt Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
2000 "Deep Field Painting", The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York City
"Painting Abstraction', New York Studio School, New York City
"Hunter College Art Department Faculty Exhibition", Times Square Gallery, New York
City
2002 "International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", American Acadaemy of Arts and
Letters, New York City
2003 "Selections", Lohen-Geduld Gallery, New York City
2005 "Looking Back & Moving Forward", Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of
Minnesota
2006 "Carl Andre, Melissa Kretschmer, Mary Obering, Doug Ohlson", Alfonso Artiaco,
Naples, Italy


Awards

Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1968
Summer Research Grant, City University of New York, 1968
Grant, Creative Artists Public Service, (a fellowship program funded by New York State Council on the Arts), 1974
Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, 1976
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