James Welling was born 1951 in Hartford, CT.

Lives and works in New York, NY.

EDUCATION

1974 - 1971
MFA and BFA,California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.


1971-1969
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018
James Welling: Choreograph. Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.

 

2017
James Welling: Seascape. David Zwirner, New York, NY.
James Welling: Chronology. Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France.
James Welling: Metamorph, LOGIN. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.
James Welling: Metamorphosis. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent. Itinerary to Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria.
James Welling: New Work. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

 

2016
James Welling: Choreograph. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
James Welling: Chronograph. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2015
James Welling: Choreograph. David Zwirner, New York, NY.
Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs. Brandywine River Museum of Art,

Chadds Ford, PA.

 

2014
James Welling: Diary of Elizabeth and James Dixon, 1840-41/Connecticut Landscapes,1977-86. Art Institute of Chicago.

 

2013
James Welling: Autograph. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
Maureen Paley, London, UK.
James Welling: Monograph. Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio. Itinerary to Hammer Museum,CA.
James Welling: Open Space.University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst,MA.

 

2012
James Welling: Geometric Abstraction. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
James Welling: The Mind on Fire. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England. Itinerary to Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
James Welling: Overflow. David Zwirner, New York, NY.
James Welling: Wyeth. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, PA.

 

2011
Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.
Maureen Paley, London, UK.

 

2010
James Welling: Glass House. David Zwirner, NY.
James Welling: Glass House. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
New Pictures 3: James Welling: Glass House. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN.

 

2009
Hapax Legomena. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France.
Maureen Paley, London, UK.
Notes on Color. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo.

 

2008
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
James Welling: Works 1980-2008. David Zwirner, NY.
Walead Beshty & James Welling. The Suburban, Oak Park, IL.

 

2007
David Zwirner, NY.
James Welling: Flowers. Horticultural Society of New York, NY.

 

2006
onald Young Gallery, Chicago.
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
New Photographs. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
New Series. Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France.

 

2005
New Photographs. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
New Work. David Zwirner, NY.

2004
Agricultural Works/Insect Chorus. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, NY.
New Photographs. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

 

2003
California. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.
James Welling. Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy.
Los Angeles. Gorney Bravin + Lee, NY.
New Photographs. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographs. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

2002
Abstract. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
Abstract. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

 

2001
James Welling. Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

2000 New Abstractions. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
New Abstractions and Photographs from the Seventies. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
New Abstractions and Work from the Seventies. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999. Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles , LA. Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
Gorney Bravin + Lee, NY.

 

1999
New Abstractions. Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany.
Photographs 1981-98. Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO.
Recent Works. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany.

 

1998
1981. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
Early Photographs 1976-1985. Leslie Tonkonow, NY.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Germany.
Light Sources. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.

 

1997
Eastern Window. Haus Editions, Antwerp, Belgium.
Light Sources. Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Light Sources. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Light Sources. S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Light Sources. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

 

1996
Calais Lace Factories. Camden Arts Center, London, UK.

 

1995
New Photographs. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
The Ugly America. American Fine Arts, Co., NY.
Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany.
Módulo-Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal.
Project Room. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Whitney Center, Hamden, CT.

 

1994
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago.
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
James Welling: Photographs from the ‘90s. Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
James Welling: Wolfsburg. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Photographs from the ‘90s. Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

1993
Calais Lace Factories. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
James Welling: Photographs 1977-1993. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Usines de Dentelle. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Calais, France.
Galeri F15, Moss, Norway.
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

 

1992
The Gangplank. Lawrence Markey Gallery, NY.
Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France.

James Welling: Photographs. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.
Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany.

 

1991
Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France.
Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.

 

1990
Les Voies Ferrées: St. Etienne et la Plaine du Forez. Maison de la Culture et de la Communication de St.-Etienne, St.-Etienne, France.
Photographs 1977-1990. Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
Sous-Sol. École Supérieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland.
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.

 

1989
Photography and Abstraction. Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, NY.
Richardson Photographs/1988-89. Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA.
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.

 

1988
Photographies. Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France.
Photographs. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Christine Burgin Gallery, NY.
Feature Inc., Chicago.
Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany.

 

1987
New Photographs and Paintings. Feature, Chicago.
Paintings and Photographs. Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, CA.
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.

 

1986
Cash/Newhouse, NY.
Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

 

1985
First, Last, and Always. Cash/Newhouse, NY.

 

1984
Gelatin Photographs 1-12. CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Cash/Newhouse, NY.

 

1983
Artificial Miracles. Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada.

 

1982
Photographs. Metro Pictures, NY.
CEPA Gallery. Buffalo, NY.

1981
Photographs. Metro Pictures, NY.

 

1976
Polaroid Photographs. Arco Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA.

 

1974
Hair Helmet. University of California-Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA.
MFA Thesis Exhibition. Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

 

1973
Project, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

 

1971
Five Shows/Five Days. Fine Arts Building, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

                                                                                        

2018
David Zwirner: 25 Years. David Zwirner, New York, NY.


2017
2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial: MAKE NEW HISTORY. Water Tower Gallery, Chicago.
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.

 

2016
65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. David Zwirner, New York, NY.
A Change of Heart. Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
EXTRA #20: Apparaat. Texts by Tamara Berghmans, Kenneth Goldsmith, Inge
Henneman, Andrew Lugg et al. Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp and Fw:Books, Amsterdam.
Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years After Infotainment. Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY.
A History of Photography: Selection from the Museum’s Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age. George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York, NY.
In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
Pandora’s Box - Another photography by Jan Dibbets. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
Retro-spective: Analog Photography in a Digital World. Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida
The Sun Placed in the Abyss. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.

 

2015
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Blind Architecture. Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK.
Cámara de Maravillas/Camera of Wonders. Centro de la Imágen, Mexico City; organized in collaboration with Colección Isabel y Augustin Coppel (CIAC), Mexico City and Kadist
Art Foundation, Paris as part of Foto México 2015. Itinerary to Museo de Arte Moderna de Medellín, Colombia; Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Itinerary to Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
The Human Apparatus. Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany.
Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York, NY.
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

The Noing Uv It. Bergen Kunsthall, Norway.
Part Picture. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada.
RIDEAUX/blinds. Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France.
The Secret Life. Murray Guy, New York, NY.

 

2014
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed. The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
Darren Bader: Photographs I Like. Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY.
A Machinery for Living. Organized by Walead Beshty. Petzel Gallery, New York, NY.
Trouble with the Index. California Museum of Photography, University of California.
Staring at the Sun. Griffin Editions, Blind Spot Lab, New York, NY.
What is a Photograph? International Center of Photography, New York, NY.
The Will to Architecture. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

 

2013
Alchemical. Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY.
Art for Rollins: The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, RollinsbCollege, Winter Park, Florida.
The Black Mirror. Curated by James Welling. Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Endless Bummer II/Still Bummin’. Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
The Estate. Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany.
Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection. Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey.
Minimal Resistance. Between late modernism and globalization: artistic practices during the 80s and 90s. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.
Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities, Department of Light Recordings, Section IV: Lens Drawings. Curated by Jens Hoffmann. Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France.
Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.
The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, NY. Itinerary to Norton Museum of Art,
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Tenth Anniversary Show. Wallspace, New York, NY.
THINGE. Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany.
Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago.

 

2012
101 Collection: Route 3. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Dark Matters. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Fotografie Total: Works from the MMK Collection. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.
Inaugural Exhibition. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
Last Exit: Pictures. Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland.
Le FRAC s’invite au Consortium. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bourgogne, France.
Lost and Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection. Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA.
New Photography. Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The Permanent Way, apexart, New York, NY.
Project Inc. Revisited. Churner and Churner, New York, NY.
Sammlung Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Ausgewählte Werke von Carl Andre bis Sergej Jensen. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago.Itinerary to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Zauberspiegel: Die Sammlung nach 1945. Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany.

 

2011
25 Years/25 Artists. Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY.
Anti-Photography. Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, England.
Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art Photography. MAK  Exhibition Hall, Vienna, Austria.
Fabric is Form. Tilton Gallery, New York, NY.
Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Itinerary to Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY.
New Space, New Works. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Noli me tangere. Collection Vanmoerkerke, Ostend, Belgium.
ParaDesign, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
Process(ing), Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France.
Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960. Baltimore Museum of Art, MD.
Stuff: Still Life Photography. Paddle8.com (online exhibition curated by Vince Aletti).
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981. Geffen Contemporary at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 organized by the Getty Center, Los Angeles), CA.
Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic. Murray Guy, New York, NY.

 

2010
25 or 30 Years Gallery Part III: Photography. Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, NL.
After Architects, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.
The Artist’s Museum. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Bedtime for Bonzo. M + B, Los Angeles, CA.
The City Proper (curated by James Welling). Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Connecticut. D’Amelio Terras, NY.
The Greenfell Press: Thirty Years of Collaborations. Knoedler & Company, NY.
Group Show. BravinLee programs, NY.
How Many Billboards? Art In Stead. MAK Center for Art + Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA.
Mark Grotjahn, Sol LeWitt, Alan McCollum, James Siena, James Welling. Bravin Lee, NY.
Milk Drop Coronet, 30 Exhibitions on the Virtuosity of Thingness. Camera Austria, Graz.
Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.
Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Stairway to Heaven: Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, James Welling, 1970–1976. Susan Inglett Gallery, NY.
Sunless. Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK.
To a Degree. Rational, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy.

 

2009
1989: End of History or Beginning of the Future? Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Can I Come Over To Your House: The First Ten Years of the Suburban. The Suburban, Oak Park, IL.

The Chef’s Theory. Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA.
The Edge of Vision. Aperture Foundation, NY.
Enacting Abstraction. Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada.
Flower Power. CRAA Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy.
The Garden at 4 am. Gana Art New York, NY.
In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Jack Goldstein, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.
Photography in the Abstract, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas.
The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984. Curated by Douglas Eklund, Metropolitan
Museum of Art (MET), New York, NY.
Vague Terrain: Analogues of Place in Contemporary Photography. FLAG Art Foundation,NY.
Vortexhibition Polyphonica. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Werken, Fragmenten van een Collectie. STUK Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium.

 

2008
2008 Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Anthony Hernandez. Curated by James Welling, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica.
Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Espèces d’éspace. Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France.
The Eternal Network. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, France.
The Gallery. David Zwirner, NY.
Group Show. 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA.
Implant. UBS Art Gallery, NY.
Implant Redux. Horticultural Society of New York, NY.
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Jennifer Bornstein Selects from the Grunwald Collection. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Kavalierstart. Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany.
Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art. Curated by Karin Higa, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
No Room. Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Peripheral Vision and Collective Body. Museion, Bolzano, Italy.
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Pictures: Gerhard Richter, Andreas Slominski, Wolfgang Tillmans, James Welling. Wako
Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Renaissance. Ferragamo USA, NY.
Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix. LiFE, St. Nazaire, France.
Stephen Prina, James Welling, B. Wurtz. Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object. Gagosian Gallery, NY.
When It’s a Photograph. Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
The World Is All That Is The Case. Hudson Franklin, NY.

 

2007
25th Anniversary Exhibition. Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France.
Calendar of flowers, gin bottles, steak bones. Orchard, NY.
Concrete Works. Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.
Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection. Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, PT.

Elusive Subjects. Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
End(s) of Photography: Modeling the Photographic. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown,OH.
Global Anxieties. College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH.
L.A. Desire. Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf.
Les Temps Modernes: Collection du Frac Bretagne. Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France.
Method. Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Paint It Blue: ACT Art Collection Siegfried Loch. Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst,Bremen, Germany.
Private/Public. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Real Life. Artists Space, NY.
Seeing Things. Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY.
Viewfinder. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Wako Works of Art: 15 Years, Part I. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

 

2006
666: An Exhibition Organized by Jan Tumlir. University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
Dark Places. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.
Double Exposure. Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium.
The Gold Standard. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.
In Focus: 75 Years of Collecting American Photography. Addison Gallery of American Art at
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
It’s Not A Photo. Chelsea Art Museum, NY.
The Los Angeles Art Scene: 1955-1985. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
The Materialization Of Sensibility: Art And Alchemy. Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY.
The Monty Hall Problem. Curated by Slater Bradley, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA.
Mystique de la Couleur. Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium.
Os anos 80: Uma topologia/The 80s: A Topology. Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
Our Town: Architecture in Art. Hudson Untitled Foundation, Hudson, NY.
Sixteen Tons: UCLA Department of Art Faculty. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Studio City. Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
TomorrowLand: CalArts in Moving Pictures. The Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Verde. Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, Canada.
William Eggleston, James Welling, Stephen Wilks. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

 

2005
Blooming: A Summer Garden for the Picking. Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
Early Work. David Zwirner, NY.
Enchanté Château. Château d’Arenthon, Alex, France.
Intuition Box. Curator’s Office, WA.
L’Invention du Paysage, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Franche-Comté. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lons-le-Saunier, Lons-le-Saunier, France.
Paper, Groups and Grids. Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY.
The Photograph in Question. Von Lintel Gallery, NY.
Photographies. Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
Recent Acquisitions. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Theorema: Une collection privée en Italie, la collection d’Enea Righi. Collection Lambert in Avignon, Avignon, France.

 

2004
100 Artists See God. Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL.
Art History: Photography References Painting. Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY.
Bell, Book, and Candle. Hayworth, Los Angeles, CA.
The Big Nothing. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Double Exposure: A Portfolio of Photographic Diptychs. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.
D’une image qui ne serait pas du semblant, La photographie écrite, 1950-2005.Passage de Retz, Paris, France.
Éblouissement. Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
In America: William Eggleston, Roe Ethridge, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld, James Welling. Sutton Lane, London, UK.
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists. CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco and Independent Curators International, NY.
Out of Place. Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany.
Spread in Prato. Prato, Italy.

 

2003
Abstraction in Photography. Von Lintel Gallery, NY.
Artists’ Gifts. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Double Exposure. Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
Double Exposure. Edition Schellmann, NY.
Imaging the Abstract. Feigen Contemporary, NY.
Imprimés: Stéphane Couturier, Philippe De Gobert, Matthias Hoch, Bernard Vïota, James Welling. Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.
Inaugural Show. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-82. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,
MN traveled to: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
traveled to: Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain .
traveled to: Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Prima Facie. Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Print Publishers Spotlight: Edition Schellmann. Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.
Rethinking Photography/Narration and Reduction in Photography. Forum Stadtpark, Graz.
Rethinking Photography III. Die Relativierung des Objektbezuges in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie. Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria.


2002
Acquiring Taste. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
Art Downtown: New Photography. Wall Street Rising, NY.
Back Grounds: Impressions photographiques. Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
traveled to: Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY.
Ballpoint Inkings. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
Double Exposure. Edition Schellmann, NY.
Fold: Drapery in Contemporary Visual Culture. City Gallery, Leicester, England.
Fotografie, Landschaften, Towntown, Abstractions. Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany.
Hot and New in 2002: A Print and Photography Exhibition and Sale. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Painting Matter. James Cohan Gallery, NY.
Photography by Gallery Artists. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
Regarding Landscape. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada.
Remarks On Color. Sean Kelly Gallery, NY.
Transform the World 2002. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.


2001
As Painting: Division and Displacement. Curated by Philip Armstrong, Laura Lisbon, and Stephen Melville. Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
At Home (curated by Stephanie Theodore). Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., NY.
Ellipsis (curated by Julie Baranes). Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY.
Interim Art. Maureen Paley, London, UK.
Kaye Donachie, Maureen Gallace & James Welling. Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.
Nature in Photography. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
Next Wave Prints. Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA.
this is [not] a photograph. University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
traveled to: Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
traveled to: DePaul University, Chicago.
traveled to: Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.
This Side of Paradise. Marian Goodman Gallery, NY.
W (curated by Robert Nickas). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dôle, France.

 

2000
Black & White. Anita Friedman Fine Arts, NY.
A Changing Summer Group Exhibition. Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, NY.
Light-heeled, Light-Handed: Edward Ruscha, Julius Schulman, James Welling. Curated by Lynne Cooke. Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.
Los Angeles. Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany.
Maison, Portraits Singuliers. Galerie du Petit Château, Sceaux, France.
Mises en jeu. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
Photo Art Photo. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY.

 

1999
Gallery Artists. Gorney Bravin + Lee, NY.
Gesammelte Werke 1: Zeitgenössisches Kunst Zeit 1968. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.
Los Angeles. Sabine Kunst Maximilian Verlag & Philomene Magers Projekte, Munich.
Multiplicity. Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue. Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY.
Plain Air. Gladstone Gallery, NY.
Re-Structure. Grinnell College Art Gallery Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell, IA.
Schöpfung. Diözesanmuseum, Munich.
Sequences. University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA.
Thin Air. Julie Saul Gallery, NY.
Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Welling. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna.

 

1998
Art that Happens to be Photography. Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
The Cultured Tourist. Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY.

Dust Breeding: Photographs, Sculpture & Film. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Exterminating Angel. Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France.
From the Heart: The Power of Photograph: A Collector’s Choice. Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.
L’Hypothèse du Tableau Volé. Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Launch of the New Evergreen Review. 644 Broadway, NY.
Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography. Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, PA.
Nouvelles Acquisitions, 97. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France.
Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography. Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Sequences. Edition Schellmann, NY.
Stare. Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY.
TransFiction 1. Galerie Charim Klocker, Vienna, Austria.
Utz: A Collected Exhibition. Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., NY.

 

1997
10 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern. Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
About Painting: Eggleston, Gerber, Gursky, Kalpakjian, Polidori, Welling. Robert Miller Gallery, NY.
Bring your own Walkman. W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Contemporary Collections ‘97. Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, CA.
Density or the Unimaginable Museum/Discontinuity/Synchrony/Presence. Curated by Denys Zacharopoulos. Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France.
Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990s, Selections from the Permanent Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Heaven. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.
Kunst...Arbeit: Aus Der Sammlung Südwest Landesbank. Südwestdeutsche Landesbank, Stuttgart, Germany.
Photographie d’une collection. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignements, Paris, France.
Someone else with my fingerprints (curated by Wilhelm Schürmann). David Zwirner, NY.
Staging Surrealism: A Succession of Collections 2. Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus,OH
Track Records. Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Itinerary to Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada; Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada.


1996
100 Photographs. American Fine Arts, Co., NY.
Ab Fab. Feature Inc., NY.
Blind Spot Photography: The First Four Years. Paolo Baldacci Gallery, NY.
Changing Summer Group Show. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Deep Surface. Pace Wildenstein MacGill, Los Angeles, CA.
Evident: New Landscape Photography. Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK.
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA’s Permanent Collection, 1975-96. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling. Margo Leavin Gallery, LA.
Muse [x] Editions: Recent Publications. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst (curated by Peter Weiermair). Frankfürter Kunstverein im Steinernen Haus and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany.

Swag & Puddle (curated by Mary Jones and Janice Krasnow). The Work Space, NY.

 

1995
Abstract Photography. Baltimore Museum of Art, PA.
After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Blind Spot. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas.
Degrees of Abstraction: From Morris Louis to Mapplethorpe. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Drawings and Photographs. Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Fact and Fiction: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. Whitney Museum at Champion, Stamford, CT.
New Acquisitions: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books and Multiples. Art Metropole, Toronto.
The Reflected Image. Curated by Antonella Soldaini and Paolo Colombo. Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy.
Romantico Contemporaneo. Castello di Bentivoglio, Bologna.
Strung into the Apollonian Dream. Feature Inc., NY.
Summer Group Exhibition. American Fine Arts, Co., NY.
Uta Barth, Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, James Welling. Rena Bransten Gallery, SF.

 

1994
The Abstract Urge: Recent Photographs Beyond Description (curated by Andy Grundberg).Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco.
Content and Discontent in Today’s Photography. Friends of Photography, San Francisco.
David Deutsch, Douglas Blau, James Welling. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Experimental Vision: The Evolution of the Photogram since 1919. Denver Art Museum, CO.
G7. Theoretical Event, Naples.
Gaylen Gerber, Angela Grauerholz, James Welling. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna.
Géométries. Galerie du TNB, Rennes, France.
L’Amour Toujours. Le Carré, Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, France.
Pictures of the Real World: In Real Time (curated by Robert Nickas and On Kawara). Paula Cooper Gallery, NY.
Transport (curated by Helen Miranda Wilson). Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA.
Werkstattquartier. Institut für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna.
The World of Tomorrow. Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA.

 

1993
Group Show. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Calais, France.
Group Show. Galleri F15 Alby, Moss, Norway.
Group Show. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Image First: Eight Photographers for the ‘90s. Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
Jean-Marc Bustamante, Rosemarie Trockel, James Welling. Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris.
October Portfolio One. Metro Pictures, NY.
Oeuvres du Patrimoine Contemporain Régional. L’Usine, Dijon Nettverk, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
The Sublime Void. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Antwerp.

 

1992
Documenta IX, Kassel.
Rodney Graham, Sherrie Levine, James Welling. Christine Burgin Gallery, NY.
Une seconde pensée du paysage. Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France.
Skulpturen-Fragmente. Vienna Secession, Vienna.

Specs/Photography Group Show. Annina Nosei Gallery, NY.
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle.
Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne.
Studio Guenzani, Milan.

 

1991
Bernd & Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall, James Welling. Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Fariba Hajamadi, Hirsch Perlman, James Welling. Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Group Show. Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France.
La revanche de l’image. Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva.
Les Grandes Lignes. Gare de l’Est, Paris.
Photographing L.A. Architecture. Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Photography 1980-1990. Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver and Aspen, CO.
Vom Verschwinden der Dingle aus der Fotografie (curated by Monica Faber). Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna.

 

1990
Figures et Lectures. Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris.
Group Show. Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne.
The Indomitable Spirit. International Center of Photography, NY.
Le Diaphane (curated by Denys Zacharopoulos). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France.
Perspectives on Place. San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
(curated by Régis Durand) Galerie Michele Chomette, Paris.
1989 Abstraction in Contemporary Photography. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.
Attitudes Photographiques Dans les Collections du Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais. College D’Annoellin, Nord Pas-de-Calais, France.
Diagrams & Surrogates. Shea & Baker Gallery, New York, NY.
A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Ángeles, CA.
Group Show. Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle.
International Camera. Salama-Caro Gallery, London.
Materiality (curated by James Welling). CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Pathetique. Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf.
Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos. New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.
Troy Brauntuch, Matt Mullican, James Welling. Kent Fine Art, NY.
Une autre Affaire. Maison Fyot, Le Consortium, Dijon.
Galerie Matteo Remolino, Turin.


1988
Art at the End of the Social (curated by Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo). Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden.
Bi National: American Art of the Late 80s. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Traveled to: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf.
Das Licht von der Anderen Seite. Teil II Fotografie, Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne.
Traveled to: PPS. Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg.
Group Show. Galerie Lelong, NY.
Group Show. Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY.
Hybrid Neutral: Modes of Abstraction and the Social (curated by Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo). Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence Museum, NY.

Photography and Abstraction. Hunter College Art Gallery, NY .
Photography and Art. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
Schlaf der Vernunft. Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
Selected. Feature, Chicago.
Utopia Post-Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
A Visible Order: Contemporary Still Life Photography. Otis/Parsons Exhibition Center, LA.
1987 Art Against AIDS. Baskerville & Watson, NY.
Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s). The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.
Clegg & Guttmann, Richard Prince, James Welling. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.
Fabrications: Staged, Altered, and Appropriated Photographs. International Center of Photography, NY.
Fariba Hajamadi, Gerhard Merz, James Welling. Christine Burgin Gallery, NY.
Generations of Geometry. Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, NY.
Implosion. Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
The Ironic Sublime. Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany.
Lemieux, Kruger, Nagy, Welling. Annina Nosei Gallery, NY.
Malerei-Wandmalerei. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria.
New Locations. Jamie Wolff, NY.
New Photography. Feature, Chicago.
New Work. Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, CA.
Nuovi territory dell’arte, Europe/America. Fondazione Michetti, Milan, Italy.
Photo Mannerisms. Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia.
Photography and Art: Interactions since 1946. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
Recent Tendencies in Black and White. Sidney Janis Gallery, NY.
Sex, Death, & Jello. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago.


1986
Barbara Ess, Ian Wallace, James Welling. Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany.
Group Show. Cash/Newhouse, NY.
Paravision. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Particulars. Baskerville & Watson, NY.
Picture Perfect. Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, CA.
Poetic Resemblance. Hallwalls, NY.
Poetic Resemblance. Lougelton Gallery, NY.
Surfboards. Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Vikky Alexander, Annette Lemieux, Allan McCollum, James Welling. Cash/Newhouse, NY.
A Visible Order. Lieberman & Saul Gallery, NY.


1985
Blow-Up. Feature, Chicago.
Final Love. Cash/Newhouse, NY.
JAA Benefit. Cash/Newhouse, NY.
Louise Lawler, Laurie Simmons, James Welling. Metro Pictures, NY.
P. 303 Gallery, NY.
Seduction: Working Photographs. White Columns, NY.
A Summer Selection. Castelli Uptown, NY.
Weird Beauty. The Palladium, NY.
Xerox: States of Art. Todd’s Copy, NY.

1984
Ailleurs et Autrement. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
Artists’ Call. Metro Pictures, NY.
Civilization and the Landscape of Discontent. Nature Morte, NY.
Group Show. Cash Gallery, NY.
Natural Genre. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
Still Life in Photography. Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Belgium.

 

1983
Artificial Miracles. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
In Plato’s Cave. Marlborough Gallery, NY.

 

1982
Exhibition. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.
Natural History. Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY.
On Location. Texas Gallery, Houston, TX.
Photograph. Metro Pictures, NY.
Pictures and Promises. The Kitchen, NY.
Trouble in Paradise. A+M Artworks, NY.
Wiener Internationale Biennale: Erweiterte Fotografie 5. Vienna Secession.
Worlds Apart. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.

 

1981
Love is Blind. Castelli Photographs, NY.

 

1980
Likely Stories: an exhibition of narrative works. Castelli Graphics, NY.
Pictures in New York Today. Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.

 

1979
Imitation of Life. Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT.
Opening Group Exhibition. Metro Pictures, NY.
Remembrances for Tomorrow. New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

 

1978
Beyond the Photograph. Cultural Arts Center, Sylmar, CA.
The New West. The Kitchen, NY.

 

1976
Evening of Works. Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Southland Video Anthology. Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

 

1975
Indian Summer. Project Inc., Cambridge, MA.

 

1974
MFA Thesis Exhibition. Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts, Valenica, CA.
Performances – Matt Mullican, Ilene Segalove, David Salle, James Welling. Welling-SalleStudio, Venice, CA.

1972
Newick, Osher, Welling. Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Videoworks from the California Institute of the Arts. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,Halifax, Canada.

1971
Newick, Osher, Welling. Woodlawn Gallery, Pittsburgh.
Second Annual Carnegie-Mellon Film Festival, Pittsburgh.

 

1969
Scholastic Magazine’s 42nd National High School Art Exhibition, Climax of the 1969 Scholastic.
Art Awards Program. Union Carbide Exhibition Hall, NY.

ARTISTS TALKS AND LECTURES


2011
UCLA Department of Art Lecture: James Welling. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2010
James Welling: Artist Talk. Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN.


2009
Artist’s Talk with James Welling. Aperture Foundation, NY.
Conceptual Art and Photography: James Welling in Conversation with Jan Dibbets. The Museum of Modern Art, NY.


2008
James Welling In Conversation with Walead Beshty. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

 

2007
Conversations with Artists: James Welling. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
A New Luminism. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Visiting Artist Program presents James Welling. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

 

2005
James Welling on Andy Warhol. Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Dia Art Foundation, NY.

 

2001
James Welling In Conversation with Michael Fried. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS


2009
Pilara Foundation Distinguished Visiting Photography Fellow.

 

2007-2008
International Association of Art Critics Award of Excellence to James Welling.
Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally for James Welling, Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

 

1999
DG BANK-Förderpreis Fotografie, Sprengel Museum Hannover.

 

1986
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

 

1985
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.