Keith Sonnier, American (1941 - )

Keith Sonnier

Born, Mamou, Louisiana, July 31st, 1941

Educated at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1959-63,

B.A.,1963. Douglas College, Rutgers University, 1965-66, M.F.A., 1966.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1966 Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Keith Sonnier.

1968 Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier, 9.25-10.16.

1970 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, March 7-28.
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier Live Video, July-Aug.
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Keith Sonnier, 9.4-10.4(cat.)
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier. Videotapes, 10.13-11.9

1971 Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, 4.30-5.26(cat.)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Projects: Keith Sonnier, 5.5-8.2.

1972 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier Live and Channel Video, Stereo Projection, 2.26-3.18.

1973 Ace Gallery, Venice, CA, Keith Sonnier, (Sound Performance), 10.20. Kitchen, New York,
Keith Sonnier: Send/Receive/Send, 11.24-30 (collab. w/ Mabou Mines).

1974 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: Radio Mix, 3.9-30. Sender/Creigh Gallery, Coronado, CA and
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier: Ba-O-Ba 1969-1974/Neon and Glass, 11.22-12.14.

1975 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier in Collaboration with Leo Castelli and
Doug Christmas presents “Air to Air”, 2.8-22. Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier, 11.6-26.

1976 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier, 2.8-2.22 Sender/Creigh Gallery,Coronado, CA, ABACA Code :
Hand Cast Paper Sculpture and other Work 1969-76, 10.7-29

1977 Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier.Center for New Art Activity, New York, Send/Receive Satellite Network,
New York City - San Francisco Bay, 9.10 &11.

1978 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Black Ground Series Drawings, 4.1-15.
Castelli Graphics, New York, Keith Sonnier: Lithographs, 4.8-29.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, 4.28-6.3.
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier: Simultaneous Regional Editions, 7.8-8.5.
The Institute for Art & Urban Resources, Inc., The Clocktower,New York, Keith
Sonnier: Porte-Voix Audio Installation, 11.15-12.9.

1979 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Keith Sonnier: BA-O-BA Sel Series, 4.8-5.20 (Cat.)
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: Expanded SEL Series, 5.26-6.16.
Galerie Michele Lachowsky, Brussels, AM/FM Radio Installation, Oct.
Eric Fabre Gallery, Paris, Keith Sonnier: Porte Voix, Oct.
Mus?e National d’Art Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, Keith Sonnier:
Porte Vue, Feb.

1980 Tony Shafrazi Gallery,New York, Keith Sonnier: Pictograms, 5.27-7.3.
Galerie France Morin, Montreal, Keith Sonnier 10.3-11.1.

1981 Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier: Runic Series 1980, 1.23-3.7 (cat.)
David Bellman, Toronto, Keith Sonnier: Dom Basor Series, India 1981, 11.21- 12.19.
Michelle Lachowsky Gallery , Antwerp, Keith Sonnier, Nov.
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Keith Sonnier, 12.4-1.17.

1982 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier: Rangoli: Aluminum works made in India 1981, 1.30-2.27.
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, Keith Sonnier, Feb.- Mar.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier, 5.1-5.22.

1983 Institute for Art & Urban Resources, Long Island City, P.S.1 (Project Studios One): Keith Sonnier, 4.10-6.5 (cat.)

1984 Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, Keith Sonnier, 2.7-3.3.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier: Ubud Series, Dom Basor, Mata Hari, 3.16-4.25
Galerie Schema , Florence, Keith Sonnier: Florentine Neon, 12-1.
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 6.8-7.8. (cat.), travels to:
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, 7.16-8.4. (cat.);
Amano Gallery,Osaka, 8.20-9.22.
Armory Gallery, Virginia Polytech Institute, 9.18-10.12.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 11.17-12.15.

1985 Galleria Schema, Florence, Keith Sonnier: Ubud Series, Jan.
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier: Tokobashira Series, 2.23-3.23.
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Keith Sonnier: Sculptures and Drawings, 3.23-4.27.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: 7 New Works, 9.28-10.19.

1986 Galerie Montenay Delsol, Paris, Keith Sonnier: Works 1969-1974, 1.30-2.25.
Tilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Keith Sonnier, 2.22-3.19.

1987 Galerie Nature Morte, New York, Keith Sonnier: Works from the 60’s, March.
Centre d’ Art Contemporain du Domaine de Kerguehennec, Rennes, Keith Sonnier, 6.6-8.30. (cat.)
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Keith Sonnier: A Ten Year Retrospective 1977-87, 10.9-11.25.
(with Linda Benglis; cat.) Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier: New Sculptures, 11.12-12.19.
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: New Work, 11.15-12.3.

1988 The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, Keith Sonnier: Neon Sculpture, 10.6-12.4 (cat.)

1989 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: New Work, 1.7-1.28.
Barbara Gladstone, New York, Keith Sonnier: Early Work, 1.7-1.28.
Galerie Montenay, Paris, Keith Sonnier, 2.16-3.11.
Galerie Ryzsard Varisella, Frankfurt, Keith Sonnier: Frankfurt Dyads, Apr.-June.
Galleria Schema, Florence, Keith Sonnier: Neon Sculptures and Drawings, 5-6.
Studio Claudio Guenzani, Milan, Keith Sonnier: New Work, June-Sept. Hirschhorn Museum,
National Gallery, Washington, DC, Keith Sonnier: Neon,
8.2-10.29 (cat.) Tilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Keith Sonnier, 9.23-10.31.
Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Keith Sonnier: Neon, (traveled from Hirschhorn), 11.14-12.31.
Galerie JY®rgen Becker, Hamburg, Keith Sonnier: Expanded File Series

1969- 1989, 11.11-1.20.90 (cat.)
Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Keith Sonnier, Nov.-Dec. (cat.)

1990 Halle Sud, Geneva, Keith Sonnier, 1.26-3.3. (cat.)
Galerie Faust, Geneva, Keith Sonnier, 1.26-3.3.
Blum Helman Gallery, Los Angeles, Keith Sonnier: Antenna Series, 3.1-4.1
. St?tisches Museum Abteiber Monchengladbach, Keith Sonnier: Expanded File Series: 1969-1989,
(traveled from JY®rgen Becker) 25.3-13.4(cat.)
Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Keith Sonnier, 4.26 – May (cat.)
Harkus Gallery, Boston, Keith Sonnier, 5.5-6.9.
California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, Centric 41: Keith Sonnier, 10.2-12.16.(cat.)
Liverpool Gallery, Brussels, Keith Sonnier: The Experience of Space, 11.16- 12.22 (cat.)

1991 Galerie Schroeder, Monchengladbach, Keith Sonnier, 3.10-4.20 (cat.)
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier 11.14-12.

1992 Mus?e-Ch?teau d’Annecy, Annecy, Keith Sonnie,r 1.18-3.16.
Editions Ilene Kurtz, New York, Keith Sonnier, 3.27-4.30.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier, 4.4-4.25.
65 Thomson, New York, Keith Sonnier, 4.4-4.25.
Leo Castelli Graphics, New York, New York, Keith Sonnier, 4.4-5.9.
Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Keith Sonnier, 4.16-6.28.
Galerie Carola Mosch, Berlin, Keith Sonnier, 5.19.
Gallery Interform, Osaka, Keith Sonnier, 1.7.
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Keith Sonnier, 11.12-12.4.

1993 Galerie Lallouz & Watterson, Montreal, Keith Sonnier. Oeuvres Choisies 1989-92.Selection of Works, 3.20-4.17.
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Keith Sonnier:Works on Paper, 6.4-8.7.
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Keith Sonnier. Werke/Works, 6.6-8.1. (Cat.)Travelled to:
Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, 2.10-4.3.1994;
Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland. 6.4- 8.28.1994.

1994 Betsy Senior Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier:Multiples and Wall Reliefs, 4.28-6.30.
The Drawing Center, New York, Nightlight ‘94. Readings organized by Linda Yablonsky. Installation by Keith Sonnier. 5.11.

1995 Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA, Drawings: 30 Years - 1964-1994, 5.6-5.31.

1996 Galerie Malka Lallouz, Los Angeles, CA, Cat Doucet Series, 7.18- 8.
University Art Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook,
Oriental - Occidental, 11.8-12.14 (Cat.)

1997 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Alternating Currents, 3.22-4.26
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, Channel Mix, 3.27-4.26

1999 Marlborough Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: Sculpture 1966-1998 (Cat.) 1.14-2.13
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany, Keith Sonnier: New Neon (Cat.) 3.26-5.24.
Kulturmanagement H?usler, Munich, Germany, Keith Sonnier: The Blatt Series. 3.26-5.24
Galerie Evelyne Canus, Colle sur Loup, France, Keith Sonnier Ba-O-Ba 1977; Blatt 1999. 7.9-9.4
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, Keith Sonnier: Environmental Works 1968-1999(Cat.) 10.2-11.28

2000 Marlborough Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: New Work 2000 (Cat) 4.29- 6.3
Zumtobel Staff Lichtzentrum, Zurich, Keith Sonnier: La Lumi`ere, 11.22-12.22

2001 Overbeck Gesellschaft LY®beck, Germany, Keith Sonnier:Zeichnungen und Neonarbeiten, 3.25-5.

2002 Rathaus Galerie, Munich, Germany, Keith Sonnier:Licht und Architektur Oeffentliche Auftragsarbeiten 1990-1991.
Galerie JY®rgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany, Sel Werk(Cat.)
Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Ba-O-Ba Berlin. (Cat.)

2003 Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Ace Gallery, New York, Keith Sonnier: Neon and Glass 1967-69; Live Video 1970; Live Sound 1973.
Ha¸sler Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Ba-O-Ba, Zeichnungen/Objekte
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Keith Sonnier
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New Installation of the Sel Series 1978/2003.
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, Keith Sonnier

2004 Ha¸sler Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Keith Sonnier - SEL Neue Lichtobjekte und Zeichnungen. 7.2-8.3

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