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John Divola

John Divola
Abandoned Paintings, 2007/2008

John Divola
Abandoned Paintings, 2007/2008

installation view John Divola: Abandoned Paintings, 2017
Whitney Biennial

John Divola
X files, 2002

John Divola
X files, 2002

John Divola
X files, 2002

John Divola
Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-1998

John Divola
Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-1998

John Divola
Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-1998

John Divola
Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-1998

John Divola
Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-1998

John Divola
As Far As I Could Get, 1996/1997

John Divola
As Far As I Could Get, 1996/1997

John Divola
As Far As I Could Get, 1996/1997

John Divola
As Far As I Could Get, 1996/1997

installation view John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, 2013
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Pomona College Museum of Art, CA

installation view John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, 2013
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Pomona College Museum of Art, CA

John Divola
Vandalism Series, 1973-1975

John Divola
Vandalism Series, 1973-1975

John Divola
Vandalism Series, 1973-1975

John Divola
Vandalism Series, 1973-1975

John Divola
Zuma Series, 1977

John Divola
Zuma Series, 1977

John Divola
Zuma Series, 1977

John Divola
Zuma Series, 1977

Born 1949, Los Angeles, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

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EDUCATION

1971 BA California State University, Northridge
1973 MA University of California, Los Angeles
1974 MFA University of California, Los Angeles


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Vandalism, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin (forthcoming)
Isolated Houses, Office Baroque, Brussels
STRATUM/Clive Wearing’s Dilemma, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA
2018 John Divola, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA
2017 Physical Evidence, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
John Divola, Time to Stop, Gallery Pedro Alfacinha, Lisbon, Portugal
The Green of This Notebook, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Dents And Abrasions, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Theodore Street Project, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Despite Intentions, Pedro Alfacinha Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Clive Wearing’s Dilemma, Wallspace Gallery, NY
2013 Echo Chamber, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Sand for the Desert, Photo Levallois, Levallois, France
John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, Pomona College Museum of Art, CA
2012 Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Surface Conditions: The Photographs of John Divola, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
Notes on the Observer, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2011 John Divola: Vandalism, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Trees of the Forest, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Present Tense, Riverside Art Museum, CA
2010 The Green of this Notebook, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Dark Star, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2007 G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, USA
Edenhurst Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2006 Charles Cowles Gallery, NY, NY
Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 Arles Recontres De La Photographie, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France
Artficial Nature, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, USA
2004 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
2003 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Los Angeles Panoramas, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Isolated Houses, Janet Borden Gallery, New York
Palm Springs Museum of Art, Jorgensen Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2000 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, USA
Continuity, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
1997 Wooster Gardens, New York
Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York
1996 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1995 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Wooster Gardens, New York
Seven Song Birds and a Rabbit, Jan Kesner gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1994 Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, USA
1993 G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, USA
1992 Part II: Large Scale Photography Work, Jan Kesner gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Part I: 4 Landscapes, Jan Kesner gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, USA
Rewdex Contemporary Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1990 Galerie Niki Diana Marquardt, Paris
1987 Seibu Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Min, Tokyo
1986 Jayne Baum Gallery, New York
1985 John Divola: Selected Work, 1974-85, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, CA
1983 The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1982 University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1981 Gallerie Del Cavallino, Venice, IT
1980 The Photographers Gallery, Melbourne
1979 Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Camera Obscura, Stockholm
Print Galleri, Copenhagen, Copenhagen
1978 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Image Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
1976 The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1975 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (curated by David Campany), Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Germany (forthcoming)
2019 Construct NYC, National Library Vilnius, Lithuania
Smoke & Mirrors, AF Projects, Los Angeles, CA
In the Sunshine of Neglect, UCR Califorrnia Museum of Photography and the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Framing time, DENK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Neil Campbell & John Divola, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Golden State (curated by Drew Sawyer), Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Whitney Biennial 2017 (curated by Christopher Lew and Mia Locks), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2016 Los Angeles – A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
How Things Shouldn’t Be Done (curated by Alexander Basile), Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany
Ansel Adams to Edward Weston: Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpin, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Refenestration, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA
California and the West, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
UNdocumenta, Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea
Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Some Lifestyle Options, curated by Jan Tumlir, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Low, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2015 A Handful of Dust, Le Bal, Paris, France
unidades y continuidadesa, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Recent Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art & Artifact, The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
When We Were Young, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Russian Doll, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Popular Images, Karma, New York, NY
Human-Altered Landscapes, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
In Appreciation: Gifts in Honor of Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Lost in a Sea of Red, The Pit, Glendale, CA
Take One: Contemporary Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, United Kingdom
2014 Being Here and There, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
The City Lost and Found, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bill Bollinger, John Divola, Magali Reus, Gallery 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Fabrications: Landscape Photography from the Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
I feel the need to express something, but I don’t know what it is I want to express. Or how to express it., Park View, Los Angeles, CA
Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley CA, 1970-1990, CSU Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, CA
Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Sites of Memory, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Interior, Modern Art, London, UK
Of Time and Buildings, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY
Road Trip: Photography of the American West from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musèe des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France
A World of Its Own: Photography Practice in the Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Trouble with the Index, The UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From the Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2013 Color! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
No Bingo For Felons, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Pictures from Moving Cars, Toyko Photo, Tokyo, Japan
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Essentials, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
Ten Years, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Push Pins in Elastic Space, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
La Dernière Vague (The Last Wave), Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Ma Prochaine Vie, Here is Elsewhere Gallery & For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA
Days in Lieu, David Zwirner London, London, United Kingdom
Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Compass for Surveyors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Now Here is also Nowhere: Part 1, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
From the Collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Unspecific Index, 601 Artspace, New York, NY
Coquilles Mecaniques, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
This Was Funny Yesterday, CCS Gallery, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Common Thread, Begovich Gallery, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
It Startled The Natives, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Selected Works on Paper, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Silver Certain, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
L’idée Fixe, John Divola, Sayre Gomez, Joe Goode, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In Ruin, Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community, USC Fisher Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-82, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Looking Forward – Looking Back, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
The End, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, NY
2011 The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY
Despite Intentions, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Darkness More Than Night, Derby QUAD Market Place, Derby, United Kingdom
Under the Big Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, CA
The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Ground Control, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Long Range (curated by Shirley Morales and Jan Tumlir), Ltd. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
In Focus: The Sky, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Street Sight, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
California Continued: New Approaches in West Coast Photography, Smith Andersen North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
2010 Palms Won’t Grow Here and Other Myths, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Inscription …text…image…action…, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photograph_y, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
_Swagger, Drag, Fit Together
, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Sunless (works from the American west: 1938-1985), Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Masterworks of American Photography: Popular Culture, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Spectral, Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago, Spain
View From Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2009 Neil Campbell, John Divola, Tobias Kaspar, Matthew Smith, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
The Conspiracy, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Altered Land, Photography in the 1970’s, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Night – Town, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Remember? Photography Before Digitization, Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Sundown, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Contemporary Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise, The Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the West, The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008 Animalkind, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
On The Ground In LA: John Divola, Judy Fiskin, Alex Slade & Stephen Berens, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Leica & Hasselblad, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Maverick Art, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
Desertshore, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
You Have Seen Their Faces, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photography (traveling), Boone Gallery, The Huntington, San Marino, CA; Musèe de l’Elèe, Lausanne, Switzerland; Musèe Nicèphore Nièpce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
What We’re Collecting Now 2008, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY
DRIPSY – The new order in graffiti, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France
Abstractions, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Mixed Emotions, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
California Context, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
To the Dogs, Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia
Hunter & Hunted, Sarah Tecchia Roma Gallery, New York, NY
Particulars of Place: Photo Portfolios from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
New Desert Photography, Edenhurst Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
mapas, cosmogonias e puntos de referencia, Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Distinct Impression: Photos from the Permanent Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Imagining + Imaging California, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2006 Modern Photography: The Machine, The Body, The City, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
John Divola and Colin Roberts, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
15 + 1/2 Anniversary Exhibition, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
A Fine Experiment: A Tribute to Robert Heinecken, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Yosemite: Art of An American Icon, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
Why Look at Animals?, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY
Los Angeles 1955-85, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
A Piece of History: From LA…But Not Paris, Charles Cowles Gallery, NY, NY
666, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Photographs That I Love, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Contemporary Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise, Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, CA
150 Works of Art, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Women, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Empire Style, Art 2102, Los Angeles, CA
Boxed Sets, The Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Lateral Slip, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
2004 Temporalscape, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
70’s Color, Kennedy Boesky Photographs, New York, NY
Innovation and Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography, The Polaroid Collection, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
Esperando Unha Chamada (Awaiting a Call), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2003 Speculative Terrain, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Place, Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Time, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2002 Imago 2002, Museo de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
New Acquisitions / New Work / New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Friends of the West, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2001 New Acquisitions, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Large Land, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
God is Dog spelled backward, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Color, Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY
Walker Evans & Company, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography 1950 to the Present, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
John Divola, Graig Kaufman, Maxwel Hendler, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Blind Date, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
Modern Times III/Something Happened, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden
Photography: Process, Preservation, and Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2000 Architecture Hot and Cold, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Topophobia: A sense of Place, Art Gallery Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, California State University, Long Beach, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
COLA Exhibition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1999 A New American Sublime: Contemporary Landscapes From the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Size Matters, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Innovation / Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography, Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1998 Ghost Story, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Desapercibidos (Wim Wenders and John Divola), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Recent Acquisitions, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1997 Scene of The Crime, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Ocean View, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Rethinking Topographics, Gallery Ram, Los Angeles, CA
Intrusions: The Contemporary Landscape, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Location, Location, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Perpetual Mirage: The Desert in American Photographic Books and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
About Place/About Face, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Truths and Trails: Color Photography Since 1975, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Absence, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Photo Binennale, Enschede (Obsessions: From Wunderkammer to Cyberspace), Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Encshede, Netherlands
The Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
PLAN: Photography L.A. Now, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Reverberations: Diptychs & Triptychs, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Staging: The Prefabricated Image, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA & Saidye Bronfman Center, Toronto, Canada
1994 After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Work from the Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Gallery Artist Exhibition, Gallery 954, Chicago, IL
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 2: Photography from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Abstract Urge, The Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA
Love in the Ruins, Art and Inspiration of LA, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Nervous Landscape, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
California Photography From A Seventies Perspective, Part II, The Seagram Gallery, New York, NY
Allan Chasnoff Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
1993 Multiple Images; Photographs since 1965 from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Atmosphere: Art, Native Wisdom and Science, Art Museum at the State University of New York, Albany, NY
Art Works: Teenagers and Artists Collaborate on the Polaroid 20″x24″ Camera, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Semi-Permanent Exhibition, Photography Department, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Printed Light: Two Decades of Collecting Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Index in French: Installations by Uta Barth, John Divola, Jill Giegerich, and Erika Suderburg, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Yosemite’s Artist In Residence: Works by Twelve Artist, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA
1992 SMARTS c/o SMMOA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Proof: Los Angeles Art and Photography, 1960-80 (traveling), Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; and Des Moines, IA
More Than One Photography: Work Since 1980 From the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography (traveling), National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; New York State Museum, Albany, NY; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Norfolk, VA
Group Exhibition, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Spheres of Influence, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1991 Departures: Photography 1923-1990 (ICI traveling exhibition), Cantor Art Gallery, Worchester, MA; The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; The Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; The Telfair Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Savannah, GA
Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Focus on Photography: 1980-1990, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1990 Highlights, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Photography: 1980s Discovery and Invention, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Apocalyptic Visions, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
Photographers Collect Photography, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Selections From the Carnation Collection, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Logical Conclusion, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Light and Shadow: 150 Years of Photography, Printemps, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
California Photography: Remaking Make Believe_(traveling), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
_Das Konstruierte Bild
(traveling), Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; Forum Büttcherstrasse, Bremen, Germany; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Logical Conclusions, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Coming of Age: Twenty-One Years of Collecting by the Madison Art Center, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY
Nature and Culture: Conflict and Reconciliation in Recent Photography, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
Art in The Public Eye: Selected Developments, Security Pacific Gallery, South Coast Metro Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Picturing California: A Century of Photographic Genius, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Fabrications and Photographs: Callis, Berman, Divola, Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980’s (traveling), National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Fantasies, Fables, and Fabrication (traveling), The University of Massachusetts, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, MA; University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oostende, Belgium; Museum of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Fictive Strategies, The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ
Framing a View, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Selections 4, Photokina 88, Cologne, West Germany
Photography On the Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
The Photo Ostensive (propositions of the phenomenal and mundane), Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
John Divola and Chris Koules, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
Evocative Presence, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Loose in the Landscape, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
An Awareness of Place, Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY
Windows, Chevron Gallery, Houston Photo Fest, TX
1987 Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946 (traveling), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Queens Museum, Flushing, NY; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Three Person Exhibition, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Poetic Injury: The Surrealist Legacy in Postmodern Photography, Alternative Museum, New York, NY
Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Concepts of Color Still Life, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Arrangements for the Camera: A View of Contemporary Photography, curated by Jan Howard, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1986 Photographic Fictions, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, CT
LACE Annual, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary American Photography, Gallery Min, Tokyo, Japan
Artist Response to Architecture, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
1985 DeLaVergne/Divola, Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN
Eileen Cowin and John Divola: recent work, no fancy titles (traveling), La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO; Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland
1984 Southern California Focus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Constructs, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA
California Photography: 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Anxious Interiors, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Permanent Group Exhibition, Photography Department, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1982 20th Century Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
From Freud and Feelings, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Color as Form, A History of Color Photography, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY
California Photography, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1981 1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New American Color Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
John Divola with William Paris, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Facets of the Collection: Color and Colored Photographs 1938-1979, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The New Color, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Six Young American Photographers, The Mather Gallery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
1980 Recent Landscape, California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
The Imaginary Photo Museum, Cologne, West Germany
Aspects of the 70’s, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Farbwerke, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Four Person Exhibition, Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Three Person Exhibition, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Process and Ideology, California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
Invented Images, UCSB Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Recent Color Photography, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
1979 Photographic Surrealism (traveling), The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Dayton Art Center, Dayton, OH; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Color Transformation: Photographs by Jo Ann Callis and John Divola, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Three Person Exhibition, Moming Gallery, Chicago, IL
Space In Two Dimensions, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
11 from Windows and Mirrors, Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Attitudes: Photography in the 1970’s, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Divola, Henkle, Parker, Pfahl, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Color: A Spectrum of Recent Photography, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Southern California International, The University Art Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Photographic Directions, Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
Permanent Group Exhibition, Photography Department, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1978 Mirrors and Windows, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Photograph as Artifice, University Art Gallery, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
New Presence’s at the Fogg, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Contemporary California Photography, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Interchange, Mount Saint Marys College, Los Angeles, CA
1977 New Acquisitions, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Several Diverse Photographic Views, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Emerging Los Angeles Photographers, Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
1976 Exposing: Photographic Definitions, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond the Artist Hand: Explorations of Change, University Art Gallery, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
L.A. Perspectives, Secession Gallery, Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Drawing, Photo, and Video Studies, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
West Coast Conceptual Photographers, Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Recent Acquisitions, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Photography for Collectors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1975 Summer Light, Light Gallery, New York, NY
Photography Two, Jack Glenn Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Dimensional Light, University Art Gallery, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
1974 MultipleMedia, Erie Art Center, Erie, PA
1973 Three Photographers, Gallery 2 California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA
24 From LA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Carnegie Institute, Detroit
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
Denver Art Museum, Denver
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Tokyo
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

John Divola in Vandalism at Robert Morat, Berlin, Germany
7 september – 26 October 2019

John Divola in Smoke & Mirrors at AF Projects, Los Angeles, CA
11 July – 31 August 2019

John Divola in STRATUM/Clive Wearing’s Dilemma at California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS, Riverside, USA
11 May – 8 September 2019

Mark Price, Home Truths, Art Monthly, September 2019

Ieva Raudsepa, Interview with John Divola, FK-Magazine, April 2018

Taylor Dafoe, Golden State: A Photo Show Captures California’s Contradictions, Blouin Art Info, May 2017

Jonathan Balustein, John Divola’s Artistic Vandalism Is Still Fresh After 40 Years, Vice, June 2016

Julie Baumgardner, The Mysterious House That Inspired an L.A. Artist’s New Show, T Magazine, March 2016

Alexxa Gotthardt, Photographer John Divola on Capturing Human Life through Abandoned Buildings, Artsy, March 2016

Alexandre Stipanovich, Heaven, Fortune and the West/The Pacific Horizon, Flash Art, March 2015

Colin Westerbeck, Depicting Dislocation, Art in America, March 2014

Jeffrey Flieshman, In John Divola’s photographs, an elusive presence, Los Angeles Times, December 2013

Colleen Kelsey, John Divola’s Floating Eye, Interview Magazine, October 2013

Elizabeth Schambelan, Postcards from the Edge: Elizabeth Schambelan on John Divola’s ‘Zuma,’ 1977-78, Artforum, October 2011

Chris Wiley, Giving Up the Ghost, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Spring 2011

Jan Tumlir, Sci-Fi Historicism, Flash Art, May – June 2007

David Campany and Jan Tumlir, John Divola: Three Acts, Aperture Foundation, May 2006