Wally Hedrick

Born in Pasadena, California, 1928
Died in Bodega Bay, California, 2003

Education

1947                 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles CA
1954                 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland CA
1953-1955          California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco CA
1956-1958          San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
The Absence of Light: Black Paintings (1957-2003), The Box, Los Angeles

2010
Wally Hedrick, The Box, Los Angeles

2008
Wally Hedrick: War Room, The Box, Los Angeles

2007
Wally Hedrick: Estate Sale, Michael Kohn Galley, Los Angeles

2003
Wally Hedrick, Linc Art, San Francisco
Wally Hedrick: Pre-emptive Peace, Sonoma State University Art Gallery

2000
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1999
Wally Hedrick: Provisions, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa

1996
Wally Hedrick: Madonnas, Gods & Goddesses, King-Heller Gallery, Bodega Bay

1994
Classic Hedrick, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1990
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1985
Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, San Francisco Art Institute (catalogue)

1984
Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco 

1982
Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1967
Wally Hedrick, San Francisco Art Institute 

1963
Wally Hedrick, New Mission Gallery, San Francisco


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Animal Farm, curated by Sadie Laska, The Brand Foundation, Greenwich, CT 
The Rat Bastard Protective Association
, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Bruno Serralongue and Wally Hedrick, Air de Paris, Paris, France

2016
The Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
SIGHT / VISION: The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2012
Painting, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955–1965, curated by Michael Schwager. DiRosa, Napa, California
The Historical Box curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, London
The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

2011
Wally Hedrick and William T. WileyThe Mayor Gallery, London.
Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, in celebration of the Richmond Art Center's 75th Anniversary.

2010
Sunless, curated by Walead Beshty Thomas Dane Gallery, London
I.G.Y. curated by Todd Levin.  Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Oakland Museum of California Grand Reopening May 2010

2011
Bella Pacifica, Bay Area Abstraction, 1946-1963, A Symphony in Three Parts, David Nolan Gallery, New York; Nyehaus, New York; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2009
Looking For Mushrooms–Beat Poets, Funk and Minimal Art: Art and Counterculture in San Francisco around 1968, Museum Ludwig, Cologne Sight Vision Revisited, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2008
Mysteries, curated by Melissa E. Feldman, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 1, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Freedom of Expression: Political Art in an Age of Uncertainty, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University
American Pop, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

2007 
The Creamery: FUNK ART etc from Bodega, the 8 gallery, San Francisco
Artists of Invention: A Century of CAA, Oakland Museum of California

2005
The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain: Selected Works from the di Rosa Preserve, Napa. Traveled to Washington, D.C., Palm Springs, CA, Santa Cruz, CA (catalogue)

1995–96
Beat Culture and the New America 1950-65, Whitney Museum of American Art. Traveled to Minneapolis, San Francisco (catalogue)

1992
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu III, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1990
The Six Gallery, Natsoulas-Novelozo Gallery, Davis (catalogue)

1986
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu II, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1986
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1986, Los Angeles CountyMuseum of Art (catalogue)
19862nd Annual Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach (catalogue)

1983
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1976
The Modern Era: Painting and Sculpture in California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

1974
Poets of the Cities: New York & San Francisco 1950–1965, Dallas Museum of Art. Traveled to San Francisco, Hartford (catalogue)

1962
New Paintings of Common Objects, Pasadena Art Museum

1959
Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)


Selected literature
 

Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976
Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco 1950-1965, Dutton, 1974
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, Thomas Albright, University of California Press, 1985
Pop Art, Praeger, Lucy Lippard, 1966
Sunshine Muse, Praeger, Peter Plagens, 1974
Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, David Rubin,  San Francisco Art Institute, 1985
2nd Annual Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1986
Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, Sandra Starr, James Corcoran Gallery, 1988
Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery, 1990, Natsoulas Gallery
Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era, Rebecca Solnit, City Lights Books, 1990
Forty Years of California Assemblage, Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1989
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996
Local Color: The di Rosa Collection, Chronicle Books,  1999
Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, Peter Selz, University of California Press, 2005
 

Collections

Museum of Modern Art, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oakland Museum of California
di Rosa Preserve, Napa
San Jose Museum of Art
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Phoenix Art Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young Museum
Sonoma State Univerity, Santa Rosa
Mills College, Oakland
San Francisco Art Commission Civic Art Collection
 
 
 
Nov 12 2014pdflink

Dan Flavin's

The Huffington Post

by Matthew Israel

May 19 2016pdflink

Wally Hedrick at The Box

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

May 19, 2016

by Pablo Lopez

Nov 1 2010link

Sunless (Journeys in Alta California since 1933)

By Martin Herbert
Frieze
Issue 135, November - December 2010
Jul 1 2008pdflink

Wally Hedrick

By Michael Ned Holte
Artforum International
Vol 46, No 10
1 July 2008

Apr 9 2008pdflink

Wally Hedrick: War Room

By Christopher Miles
LA Weekly: Art Around Town
9 April 2008
Apr 1 2017

Wally Hedrick at Air de Paris

Wally Hedrick and Bruno Serralongue

April 1 - May 13, 2017

Air de Paris

France

Apr 27 2017

Wally Hedrick at Susan Inglett Gallery in NY

Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition The Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukemen. 

April 27 - 3 June, 2017

Susan Inglett Gallery

New York

Oct 29 2012

Opening Party: Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65

Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65
Opening at the di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday November 10 6-8 pm
 
Join us for a celebration of art from an enormously important era in Bay Area history. This exhibition includes work by Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, and others who made up a group of pioneering artists who either lived and worked in the building at 2322 Fillmore or were active in the neighborhood’s pioneering art galleries, such as the 6 Gallery, King Ubu, and Batman Gallery. 
Free admission. 
 
di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery 
5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559 
707.226.5991
 
For further information, please go here