Biography

BORN: Los Angeles, 1948


EDUCATION:

1969   AA Photography, Orange Coast College, CA

1972    BA Sculpture, California State University Fullerton

1974    MA Sculpture, California State University Fullerton


SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:


2014 Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

“The Carbon Paintings”

2009  Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 “Nomadic Sculpture”

 LA Artcore, Los Angeles

 Wall Works”

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Bloom Project

  “Shrine” 

2008 Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA

“Stupa Project”

1998  Manne Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1989   Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

1986-7  Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1975-6   Vanguard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2017 The Loft At Liz’s, Los Angeles, “A Cut Above”

Villa de Donato, Naples Italy, “ A Cut Above”

2013 The Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

“Black and White”

2010 Villa de Donato, Naples, Italy

“Latitude 34-40”

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

“Visionaries: Contemporary Art From Santa Barbara’s

Private Collections”

2009 Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

“Small Images 2009”

Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

“Reflections and Projections: 20 Years of the Individual Artist Awards”   

Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA 

 “Neighbors: 17 Santa Barbara Artists in Ventura”

 Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 ‘2008 Individual Artists Awards Group Exhibition”

2008  State of the Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 Edward Cella Art& Architecture Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 “Curiosities”

2007   Jane Deering Gallery, Montecito, CA

 “Other visions + Other Strategies”

 University Art Gallery, California Polytechnic State University,

San Luis Obispo, CA

“The Berry Berkus And Family Collection”

 Jane Deering Gallery, Boston, MA

 “Formalism?”

 East/West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

“SB/ART: The View From Here”

2006   Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

  “The Berry Berkus and Family Art Collection”

2002 R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

1997 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA

“Multiplicities”

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

“Abstractions: New Work From Santa Barbara”

Ventura College Art Gallery, Ventura, CA

“Richard Aber: Sculpture/Jane Bergunder: Drawing”

1991 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA

Active Presence”

 Santa Barbara Museum of Art

“Santa Barbara Artists 1”

1989 Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

“Richard Aber/Mel Kendrick/Gregory Amenoff/

David Story/Bernd Naber”

1988   Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY

 “Aber / Brickhouse / Dvortcsak”

1987 Grey Gallery, New York University

“Santa Barbara Sites”

1986 Gallery poisson Rouge, Praz, Switzerland

“Monotypes From the Garner Tullis Workshop”

 Achme Art, San Francisco, CA

 “Monotypes From The Garner Tullis Workshop”

 Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Venice, CA

 “The Unique Print”

1985   Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 

 “Inaugural Exhibition of the Park Wing”

 Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 “Gallery Artists”

1983   Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 “Black on Black”

 Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 “4 Sculptors, Aber/Arnoldi/Scanga/Surls”

1982 Japanese-American Cultural Center, Los Angeles

“An Artist Living Space”

 Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Ca

“Contemporary Triptychs”

1981 Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh

 As Architect/Architect As Artist”

1980 Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

“Art Since 1950”

1978 Santa Barbara Museum of Art

“Aber/Edge/Fine”

1976 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, Ca

“Aber/Buchanan/Holste”

1975 Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, Ca

“5 Galleries of Orange County”

1971-2 Design West, Los Angeles, Ca


AWARDS:


2008 The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA

Individual Artist Award: Sculpture

1981  Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC

Honorable Mention

1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


SELECTED COLLECTIONS;


Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, Ca

California State University, Fullerton, Ca

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, Ca

Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca

University of California, Santa Barbara, Ca

 Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, Ca

 Esther Grether Collection, Basel, Switzerland

 Neutrogena Corporation, Los Angeles, Ca

 Berkus Collection, Santa Barbara, Ca

 Falk Collection, Santa Ana, Ca

 Klausner Collection, San Francisco, Ca

 United States Department of State

 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 

David Broida Collection, Summerland, CA


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Los Angeles Times, September 1976, review by William Wilson 

 Art Week, March 20,1982, review by Neil Menzies

 Art in America, June 1989, review by Walter Thompson

 Los Angeles Times, Thursday, October 30, 1997,

Review by Josef Woodard 

Design 360, Concept and Design Magazine Sandu Publishing Co.

Limited (Hong Kong), Vol. 21, 2009/05

“Vision, Tomoko Azumi, Japan, Richard Aber, US

Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, January 17, 2014

review by Josef Woodard, Richard Aber, The Carbon Paintings

The Independent, Santa Barbara, January 16, 2014, 

review by Charles Donelan, “The Changing Light at Santa Barbara”

Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, January 3, 2014

article by Kerry Methner, “The Carbon Paintings of Richard Aber”

Santa Barbara Independent Magazine, February 8, 2018, Opinion  

by Richard Aber, “Ashes To Sand”