EXHIBITION HISTORY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Viola Frey: A Personal Iconography, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

2014 Collection in Focus: Viola Frey, di Rosa, Napa, CA (catalogue)

2012 Viola Frey: Echoes of Images, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Viola Frey: A Legacy in Paint and Clay, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

Viola Frey: Every Man, Every Woman, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2009–10 Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI (catalogue); also traveled to Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

2008 Viola Frey: Focus on the Figure, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Viola Frey: Relationships/Interrelationships, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Viola Frey, Louis Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC (catalogue)

Viola Frey: A Lasting Legacy, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue); also traveled to Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, WV; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2003 Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2001–02 Larger than Life: Ceramic Figures by Viola Frey, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; also traveled to Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2000 Viola Frey (Focus on the Figure), Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Viola Frey: Survey 1969-1981, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1996 Viola Frey: An Exhibition of Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture by a Major American Artist, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Plates, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995 Viola Frey Ceramics: The Dinner Plates, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Viola Frey: Arguments, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1994–96 Viola Frey: Plates 1968-1994, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue); also traveled to Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS; Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD

1994 Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Viola Frey: Sculpture and Paintings, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993 Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA

Viola Frey: Artist's Mind/Studio/World Wallpaper and Pink Lady, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

Viola Frey: Sculpture and Wallpaper, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

Viola Frey: Works on Paper, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Viola Frey, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA (catalogue)

Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1989 Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988 Manufacture de Sèvres, Atelier Experimental de Recherche et de Creation: Viola Frey, Hall du Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

Viola Frey: Recent Work, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 Viola Frey, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Viola Frey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986 Viola Frey, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

1985 Viola Frey, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Viola Frey: Paintings and Sculpture, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984–85 It's All Part of the Clay: Viola Frey, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue); also traveled to Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

1984 Viola Frey, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Viola Frey: Paintings and Sculpture, Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Viola Frey: Sculpture and Painting, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

1983 Viola Frey: Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1982 Currents 18: Viola Frey, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Viola Frey, Mark Twain Plaza Bank, Kansas City, MO

Viola Frey: Figures, Art Gallery/Visual Arts Center, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Viola Frey, Art Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1981–84 Viola Frey, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (catalogue); also traveled to Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Sheehan Art Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Blanden Memorial Gallery, Fort Dodge, IA; Matthew’s Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

1980 Viola Frey, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1978 Viola Frey: Ceramic Artist in Residence, Purdue University CA 5 Ceramic Studio, West Lafayette, IN

1975 Viola Frey: Recent Ceramic Sculpture, Hank Baum Gallery, Century City, CA

Viola Frey: Recent Ceramic Sculpture, Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Viola Frey: Recent Works, Wenger+Casat Galleries, La Jolla, CA

1974 Viola Frey “Seat of Civilization” Series, Wenger Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1970 Viola Frey: Artist in Residence, Pioneer Museum & Haggin Galleries, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

1969 “Trophies in Clay” by Viola Frey, Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, CA

1966 Borkeramik Gallery, Chicago, IL

1966 Viola Frey: Pottery, Paintings, College of the Holy Names, Oakland, CA
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017-18 From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2017 Bay Area Clay—A Legacy of Social Consciousness, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA (catalogue)

Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Tucson, AZ

In Praise of Women, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH

REWIND: 60 Years at CAC, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

Story Telling about Life: 2017 Gyeonggi International Biennale, Icheon World Ceramics Center, Icheon Cerapia, Gyeonggi-do Provence, Republic of Korea (catalogue)

2016–17 Now Where Are We?, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

A Century of Collecting: Ceramics at the Everson from 1916 to the Present, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY

From the Collection: Passion and Obsession, Kaneko, Omaha, NE

2016 EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA (catalogue)

Fired Up: Monumental Clay, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Function, Form, and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI (catalogue)

Tiny Treasures, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York

The Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanism, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2015–16 CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, (catalogue); also concurrently traveled to la Maison Rouge, Paris, France, and Cité de la Céramique, Sévres, France

2015 Character Studies: Clay from the Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Father Clay—Bruce Duke Retrospective, Grand Theater Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA

Lukas Duwenhögger, Viola Frey, D’Ette Nogle, Joel Otterson, Carol Rama, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Rodin to Warhol: 60th Anniversary Gifts and Recent Acquisitions, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2014–15 Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX (catalogue); also traveled to Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH

2014 In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (catalogue)

The Female Gaze: The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO

The Morgan Collection—Selections, University Art Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay from RAM’s Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2013 Color: The Splendor Of, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Larger than Life: Exploring Scale in Contemporary Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Winter Blues, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

A Riot of Color: The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Collaboration with Ruth Fine, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Fifty Gifts for Fifty Years, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

The Landy Collection of Ceramics, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 40 Years, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Local Treasures: Bay Area Ceramics, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX (catalogue)

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

The Figure, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

To Be A Lady: Forty-Five Women in the Arts, Norte Maar, New York, NY (catalogue) Women: By, Of, About, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Renegade Humor, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2011 43rd Annual Arkansas Art Center Collector’s Showcase, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Clay Bodies: Reinterpreting the Figure, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (catalogue)

Discerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Looking at You Looking at Me, di Rosa, Napa, CA

Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 Go Figure!, Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Narcissus In the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

Summer, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

42nd Collector’s Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Refraction: Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Tomorrow’s Legacies: Gifts Celebrating the Next 125 Years, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2009 Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue); also traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in Glass, Wood, and Ceramics from the Wolf Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Titans II: Viola Frey & Robert Arneson, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

TITANS: Robert Arneson and Viola Frey, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in Glass, Wood, and Ceramics from the Wolf Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)

2008 Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Bay Area Ceramic Sculpture: Collection in Context, di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, CA

Carolina Collects, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC (catalogue)

Multiple Personalities: Figural Sculpture and Contemporary Craft, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

NANCY HOFFMAN GALLERY: SUMMER SOHO, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Out of Shape: Bodies in Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Re-considering Color: Postmodern Classical II, Olympic Tower Atrium, Onassis Cultural Center, New York, NY (catalogue)

Threads of History, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (catalogue)

The Art of a City: The History of the San Francisco Arts Festival 1946–1986, San Francisco International Airport, South San Francisco, CA

2007–10 Innovation & Change: Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (catalogue); also traveled to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art & Culture, Las Cruces, NM; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS; Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2007 A Legacy of Art: The Ted and Ruth Nash Collection, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

CCA: 100 Years in the Making, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

CCA[C]@di Rosa Preserve: Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the California College of the Arts, di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, CA

Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA (catalogue)

2006–07 The Human Form in Clay: The Mind’s Eye, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shiga, Japan (catalogue); also traveled to The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan; Shizuoka Art Gallery, Shizuoka City, Japan

2006 A Ceramic Legacy: The Stéphane Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection, The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (catalogue)

Circles, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing the Line, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Poetic Expressions of Morality: Figurative Ceramics from the Porter*Price Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; also traveled to Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

The Family of Clay: CCA Ceramics 1950-2005, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Steven Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

2005–16 The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA (catalogue); also traveled to Maine College of Arts, Portland, ME; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT; Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN; Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima, WA; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL; RedLine, Denver, CO; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

2005 Artist/Teacher/Artist, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

Dual Vision: The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (catalogue); also traveled to Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI

The Anniversary Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Long & Short of It, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Fired at Davis: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Arneson, Visiting Professors, and Students at the University of California at Davis, the Paula and Ross Turk Collection, Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (catalogue)

2004–05 The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain: Selected Works from the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue); also traveled to di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, CA; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

2004 American Art Today: Faces and Figures, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL (catalogue)

Inside Out: Selections the San Jose Museum of Art Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalogue)

Picasso to Thiebaud: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collections at Stanford University Alumni and Friends, Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (catalogue)

2003 American Art Today: Faces and Figures, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL (catalogue)

On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

Scenery, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Celebrating Thirty Years, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Major Figures: A Group Show of Figural Ceramics, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

Selections from Valley Collections, Inaugural Exhibition in the Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

The 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Carl Schlosberg: Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA

The Erotic Life of Clay, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American Crafts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

Functionalism to Funk: California Ceramics, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

2001 Allan Chasonoff Ceramic Collection, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

Artists’ Tiles: Beyond Tradition, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

Comic Relief, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Figuration in Clay: A Collection, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (catalogue)

I Love New York, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Objects of Desire II, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

From the Figure to the Body: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA; also traveled to Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

The Body Project, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Form 45: On Paper II, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2000–01 Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue); also traveled to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Tucson, AZ; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2000 Expanded Visions: Ceramic Art in the 1970s–80s from the Collection of Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (catalogue)

GLASS: A CELEBRATION, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Legacy III: Contemporary Women Artists, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL

The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue); also traveled to San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Masters of Contemporary Sculpture, University of California San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus, San Francisco, CA

1999 Art & Industry: Contemporary Porcelain from Sèvres, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

Born of Clay 3, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Gateways, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Objects of Desire, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

Size Matters: Mega vs. Mini, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Choice from America—Modern American Ceramics, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Pioneers and Terriers: Colenbrander, Ohr and USA Clay Today, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

1998 20/20 The 20th Anniversary Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

A Fire For Ceramics: Contemporary Art from the Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason Collection, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA (catalogue)

Fifty Years-Fifty Artists, Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Branch, Howland, OH

The 25th Anniversary Celebration of Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts: Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA

Uit het EKWC, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

1997 5th Anniversary Celebration: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Arbus to Zynsky, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

Color Detour, Apex Art, New York, NY

The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992–1996, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (catalogue)

The Hergenrader Collection of Contemporary Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1996 Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA (catalogue)

Real(ist) Women, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Six From California, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Vessels, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

1995 Breaking Barriers: Recent American Craft, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (catalogue); also traveled to Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA; American Craft Museum, New York, NY

From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plates: 16 Contemporary Sculptor/Printmakers, The Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; also traveled to Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH; Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH; Shafer Art Gallery, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS (catalogue)

In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ’90s, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY (catalogue)

Light Interpretations: A Hanukah Menorah Invitiational, The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Louis Mueller and Viola Frey, Galerie Carin Delcourt van Krimpen, Amsterdam,The Netherlands

1994 Contemporary American Ceramics: From the Dean Thompson Collection, Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collection, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

The Figure, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

The Women’s Mentor Show, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

The 58th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1993–94 Contemporary Crafts and The Saxe Collection, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (catalogue); also traveled to St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, CA; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

1993 From the Fire, Three Exhibitions in Clay: Incendiary Spirits, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA (catalogue)

Hybridization: Contemporary Northern California Crafts, 1975 - Present, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Nine Decades: The Northern California Craft Movement 1907 to Present (three part concurrent exhibit), California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA; Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA; San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Tales and Traditions: Storytelling in Twentieth-Century American Craft, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)

1992 Cross Section, Battery Park City and the World Financial Center, New York, NY

Objects and Drawings from the Sanford M. and Diane Besser Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR (catalogue); also traveled to The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

The Figure: Two Bay Area Artists, Christopher Brown and Viola Frey, Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (catalogue)

Viola Frey and Dennis Gallagher, Esprit Sculpture Garden, San Francisco, CA

Works on Paper: The Craft Artist as Draftsman, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

What’s New: Invitational Group Exhibition of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1991 De-Persona, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Diverse Directions, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA

Experiencing Sculpture: The Figure in American Art, 1850 to 1990, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Not On Canvas, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

Selections from Rene and Veronica di Rosa Foundation Collection of Northern California Art, Redding Museum of Art and History, Redding, CA (catalogue)

Selections from the Collection of Stéphane Janssen and Michael Johns, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (catalogue)

Smith Collects Contemporary, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (catalogue)

The New Bronze Age, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

Walls: Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Eight Variations, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT (catalogue)

1990 Art at Gateway Center, Gateway Center, Prudential Services Company, Newark, NJ

Bay Area Sculptors of the 1960s: Then and Now, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR (catalogue)

Oakland’s Artists ’90, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Thirty Ceramic Sculptors, Natsoulas Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA (catalogue)

Functional Fantasy, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA

1989–93 Craft Today USA, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France (catalogue); also traveled to Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki, Finland; Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museum of Decorative Applied & Folk Art, Moscow, Russia; State Painting & Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey; The Oslo Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, Norway; St. Peter’s Abbey, Ghent, Belgium; Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany; The Zappeion, Athens, Greece; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; The Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany; Sala Sant Jaume de la Fundacio “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain; The Gulbenkain, Lisbon, Portugal

1989 A Rain of Talent: Umbrella Art, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA; also traveled to Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; American Craft Museum, New York, NY

American Pop Culture Today, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)

Anna Bialobroda, Viola Frey, Robert Indermaur, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

California Crafts XVI: Selections from One Man’s Collection, Hubert A. Arnold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (catalogue)

Ceramic Traditions: Figuration, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA (catalogue)

Eternal Shades, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

Kansas City Collects: Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)

Perth International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (catalogue)

Selections from the Joyce and Jay Cooper Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson Fine Arts Center, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (catalogue)

The Figure: Selections from the Arkansas Art Center Foundation Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR (catalogue)

30 Ceramic Sculptors, Natsoulas Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA (catalogue)

2D/3D: Sculptors Drawing, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1988 Bronze Works: Northern California Artists, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Classical Myth and Imagery in Contemporary Art, Queens Museum, Flushing, NY (catalogue)

Columnar, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Heroics: A Critical View, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada (catalogue)

Portraits: Here’s Looking at You, Alaska Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, AK (catalogue)

The Figure as Subject: The Revival of Figuration Since 1975, Erwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (catalogue); also traveled to Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Twelve Artists, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

Urban Figures, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY

Just Like A Woman, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC (catalogue)

Not So Naive: Bay Area Artists and Outsider Art, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

1987–89 Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (catalogue); also traveled to Roland Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ

The Eloquent Object: The Evolution of American Art in Craft Media since 1945, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK (catalogue); also traveled to The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1987 California Figurative Sculpture, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA (catalogue)

Figurative Clay ’87, University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Quatre Américains à la Manufacture de Sèvres, American Center, Paris, France (catalogue)

Bay Area Drawing, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Contemporary Ceramics from the Smits Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

American Ceramics Now: 27th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue); also traveled to American Craft Museum, New York, NY; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Bay Area Artists: Small Works Invitational, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

What’s New? American Ceramics since 1980, The Alfred and Mary Shands Collection, JBSpeed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (catalogue)

1986–88 Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, NY (catalogue); also traveled to Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1986–87 Sculptors’ Drawings: Terry Allen, Viola Frey, Robert McCauley, Mary Miss, Dann Nardi, Judy Pfaff, Michael Singer, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (catalogue); also traveled to University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; Dexter Art Gallery, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA; Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding, CA; University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

1986 California Sculpture: 1959-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Featured Artists of N.E.C.A. 1986, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX

Gallery Artists, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Inez Storer and Viola Frey, Site 311, Pacific Grove, CA

Material and Metaphor: Contemporary American Ceramic Sculpture, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

Second Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)

Miniature Worlds: The San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-1975, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)

1985 American Clay Artists: Philadelphia ’85, Port of History Museum: City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

CCAC Faculty Show, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

In the Eye of the Beholder: A Portrait of Our Time, College Art Gallery, SUNY/The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (catalogue)

Recent Ceramic Sculpture, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)

Surface, Function, Shape: Selections from the Earl Millard Collection, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (catalogue)

1984 A Passionate Vision: Contemporary Ceramics from the Daniel Jacobs Collection, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalogue)

American Sculpture: Three Decades, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)

Contemporary Ceramic Vessels: Two Los Angeles Collections, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

Directions in Contemporary American Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA (catalogue)

Figurative Sculpture: Ten Artists/Two Decades, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (catalogue)

Platters and Related Forms, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (catalogue)

The 20th Century: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1983 A Personal View: Selections from the Joan Mannheimer Ceramic Collection, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)

CCAC: 75 Years, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Ceramic Echoes: Historical References in Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)

Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Contemporary Clay Sculpture: Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

Small Figures, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Raw Edge: Ceramics of the ’80s, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY (catalogue)

1982 100 Years of California Sculpture, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Clay Bodies: Autio, DeStaebler, Frey, Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD (catalogue)

Continuum, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Carmichael, CA

Figurative Clay Sculpture: Northern California, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Narrative Ceramics, Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA

NCECA ’82, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (catalogue)

Pacific Currents/Ceramics 1982, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalogue)

Three Dimensions: Glass, Clay, Fiber, The Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

Art and/or Craft; USA and Japan, Kanazawa City, Japan (catalogue)

1981 CCAC Alumni Exhibition, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC (catalogue)

The Clay Figure, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

1980 Clay Plus, Purdue University Union Gallery, West Lafayette, IN

Seven Ceramic Sculptors, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

The Vessel, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalogue)

1979–82 A Century of Ceramics in the United States: 1878 - 1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue); also traveled to Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY; Flint Institute of Arts in the DeWaters Art Center, Flint, MI; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

1979 Large Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA (catalogue)

Spaces, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (catalogue)

The Unpainted Portrait: Contemporary Portraiture in a Nontraditional Media, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (catalogue)

West Coast Clay Spectrum, Security Pacific Bank Plaza, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

Teachers and Their Pupils, Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

Large Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA (catalogue)

1978 Contemporary Crafts from Greenwich Area Collections, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich Public Library, New York, NY

1977 A Teapot Show, El Camino College Art Gallery, El Camino, CA (catalogue)

Overglaze Imagery: Cone 019-016, Art Gallery/Visual Arts Center, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA (catalogue)

Viewpoint: Ceramics 1977, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA (catalogue)

1976 CCAC Clay ’76, Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, CA

1975 San Francisco Museum of Art Presents First Artists’ Soap Box Derby, McLaren Park, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Capricorn Crafts Exhibit, Capricorn Asunder Gallery, The San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

1974 Baroque ’74, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

1973 27th Annual San Francisco Outdoor Art Festival, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA

California Crafts 1973 Invitational, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (catalogue)

Invitational Craft Exhibition, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)

Media Survey ’73, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA

The Great Oakland Myth, Wenger Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1972 Ceramics West, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1971 Association of San Francisco Potters: Ceramic Statement 1971, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)

1970 Chico State College Ceramic National Invitational, Chico State College, Chico, CA

1969 CCAC Alumni Painting and Sculpture Show, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1968 25th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)

California Design X, University of Davis Extension, Davis, CA

CCAC Faculty Show, Crown Zellerbach Building, 1 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA

Media ’68, Civic Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

1967 Ceramics by Viola Frey and Peter Layton, Gallery 38, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Association of San Francisco Potters, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

1966 Association of San Francisco Potters: 21st Biennial Ceramic Exhibition, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

1965 California Crafts IV 1965 Invitational, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Collector: Object / Environment, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

One Score: 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Association of San Francisco Potters, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

1963 22nd Ceramic National Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

Emergence: Student - Craftsmen, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

1962 Stone Forms: Association of San Francisco Potters 12th Exhibition, de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Young Americans 1962, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

1961 American Crafts: New Talent, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champagne, IL

California Crafts II, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

California State Fair and Exposition, Sacramento, CA

Contemporary Craftsmen of the Far West, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalogue)

First California Craftsmen’s Biennial, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA

1959 10 Potters, Greenwich House Pottery, New York City, NY

1954 The Thirteenth Annual Pacific Coast Ceramic Exhibition, The Rotunda Gallery, City of Paris, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)