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Selected Past Exhibitions

Please note: Essays in this section of the website are reproduced exactly as they originally appeared in their respective exhibition catalogues. Because research on DeFeo’s art is a continuing process, there may be discrepancies in artwork titles, dates and media between the essay texts and the linked images. Information accompanying the linked images reflects the most current research.

J. DeFeo: Drawings, Collages, Paintings
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA
July 6–August 1, 1959
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Sixteen Americans
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
December 16, 1959–February 17, 1960
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J. DeFeo: Paintings
Wenger Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 3–28, 1974
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Jay DeFeo: Selected Works, Past and Present
Adaline Kent Award Exhibition
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
April 18–May 12, 1984
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Exhibition catalogue essay by David S. Rubin
 
Jay DeFeo: Works on Paper
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
January 10–March 11, 1990

The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
April 5–May 27, 1990

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
July 13–October 7, 1990

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
November 1–December 30, 1990

Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL
January 13–February 18, 1991
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Jay DeFeo: Selected Works 1952-1989
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
September 6–October 20, 1996

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
March 19–May 25, 1997
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Exhibition catalogue introduction by Walter Hopps
Exhibition catalogue essay by Constance Lewallen
Exhibition catalogue essay by Bill Berkson
 
Jay DeFeo: The Florence View and Related Works 1950-1954
Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco, CA
March 20–June 1, 1997

Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
September–October, 1997
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Robert A. Whyte
Exhibition catalogue essay by Constance Lewallen
Exhibition catalogue essay by Klaus Kertess
 
Beside The Rose: Selected Works by Jay DeFeo
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
October 2, 2003–February 29, 2004
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Jay DeFeo: Her Tripod and Its Dress
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
November 6, 2003–January 10, 2004
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Elisabeth Sussman
 
“out of my own head:” Photographs by Jay DeFeo
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
November 2–December 12, 2004

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
September 6–December 18, 2005
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Stephan F. F. Jost
 
Jay DeFeo: No End and Botanicals
Dwight Hackett projects, Santa Fe, NM
August 5–September 23, 2006
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Dana A. Miller
Exhibition catalogue essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker
 
Jay DeFeo: “Applaud the Black Fact”
Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
September 22–October 27, 2007
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Bruce Hainley
 
Jay DeFeo: Where the Swan Flies
Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
March 7–April 26, 2008
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Jens Hoffmann
 
DEFEO
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 10–October 22, 2011
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Exhibition catalogue essay by Todd Hosfelt
Exhibition catalogue essay by Stephanie Hanor
 

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