Deborah Butterfield

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Born 

1949 San Diego, California 


Education 

1973 M.F.A., University of California, Davis

1972 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine (scholarship)

1972 B.A., University of California, Davis (with honors) 


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2007 “Deborah Butterfield: Horses,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc., Chicago, IL

2006 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

LA Louver, Venice, CA

2005 Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida 

2004 University of Louisiana Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

2003 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2002 Zolla/Liberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

2001 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

2000 Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, New York

1999 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1997 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1996 Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, New York

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1994 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1992 Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

1991 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California 

1990 Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

1989 Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

1986 Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

1985 University Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1984 Gallery Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbour Islands, Florida

The University Gallery, Reno, Nevada

O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, New York

1983 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

1982 Traveling Dallas Exhibition to: 

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

Mayor Gallery, London, England

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, New York

Asher Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1981 Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, German Federal Republic

ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California; traveling exhibition (catalogue) 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 “Turning Corners,” University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

“Expanded Horizons,” Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT.  Catalogue.

2002 “The Wild West,” Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark.  Catalogue.

“Fast Foward II,” Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

“The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2001 Santa Barbara Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA

“Horse Tails: American Images and Icons 1800-2000,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, 

New York.  Catalogue

“My Kingdom For A Horse,” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2000 International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

“Off the Wall:  Sculptural Markers in the 20th Century,” Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

1999 "Animal," Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France (catalogue)

"What is Art For?" Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

"Great Hall High Bay," Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

1997 "Two in Montana: Deborah Butterfield and John Buck, Sculpture and Woodblock Prints," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1987 "One Exhibition/Two Galleries," An exhibition of works by twelve artists from Bozeman, Montana at Gallery Paule Anglim and Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Whitney Museum at Philip Morris Sculpture Court, New York, New York

"American Figurative Sculpture 1787-1987," National Sculpture Society, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1986 "Call of the Wild," Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island

Third Western States Exhibition, (traveling) (catalogue)

1985 "The Horse in 20th Century Art," Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, England

"Mile 4," Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago, Illinois

1984 "Naturlich," Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadlephia, Pennsylvania

"American Sculpture: Three Decades," Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington 

"Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

1983 "Living With Art Two," Miami University Art Museum, the Walter and Dawn Netsch Collection, Oxford, Ohio

"Contemporary Sculpture In Montana", Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana

"Sculpture Then and Now," The Major Gallery, London, England

1982 "100 Years of California Sculpture," The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

1981 "A New Beastiary: Animal Imagery In Contemporary Art," Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia

"Works From the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art: A Seventies Selection," Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

"The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast," Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1980 "Montana Current/Ideas," Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana

"Painting and Sculpture Today 1980," The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1979 "The Decade In Review: Selections from the 1970's," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

"Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

1978 "The Presence of Nature," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

1977 "Beauty of the Beast," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

"Seventy-sixth Exhibition of Chicago and Vicinity," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1973 "Statements," Oakland Museum, Oakland, California (catalogue)

1973 "Artist's Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California 


Selected Public Collections 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California