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Bill Owens  1938, US

Rank (2014): 2850 – 

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USA 45
France 12
Italy 6
Netherlands 4

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  San Jose Museum of Art, USA 5
Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Netherlands 3

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1938 Born in San José, CA (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 81  Please report missing Information

until 22.3.2015
   American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL Send message


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   Bill Owens - Suburbia - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ

   Bill Owens - aMAZE Cultural Lab, Milan

   Ordinary Folks - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Description  Bill Owens: Ordinary Folks - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

   Bill Owens: Suburbia - Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

   Riots - Galerie de multiples - GDM, Paris
   Bill Owens - Riots - aMAZE Cultural Lab, Milan
  Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamBill Owens: America Fast Forward - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message

   Bill Owens - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Bill Owens - Suburbia Revisited - Arnolfini, Bristol
   Bill Owens e Woolrich Woolen Mills - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan

   Suburbia and Leisure - DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Bill Owens: Flesh - Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   Bill Owens - America - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Bill Owens: Leisure Nathan Baker: People At Work - Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Bill Owens - - Jack Hanley Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (closed, 2008)

   Bill Owens - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
Description and image  Bill Owens: Leisure - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

   Photographs 1969 - - Jack Hanley Gallery - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2010)

   Suburbia - Photographs by Bill Owens - UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
   The Suburban Seventies - Photographs by Bill Owens - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

   Bill Owens Photos from -Suburbia,- -Working- and -Our Kind of People- - Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

   Bill Owens - Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

   Bill Owens - Selected Photographs From Suburbia, Our Kind Of People And Working (1968-1976) - Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

   Bill Owens - Photographs - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI


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   Road Trip - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
  Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamBeauty of Darkness II - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message

   Pet Shapes - China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

   Walker Evans & The American Social Landscape Photographers - Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
   Gaze - The Changing Face of Portrait Photography - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul 2012 -, Odense
   Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Description and image  Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
   Masters of American Photography - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
   Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment - New Mexico Museum Arts, Santa Fe, NM

   21st Century Outlook - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
   Prospective XXIe siecle - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
   Tales From The Crypt - Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery - PDNB, Dallas, TX
   La collection s'expose - Polaroïd en péril ! - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Who are you close to - Thrust Projects, New York City, NY

   Santa's Workshop Shanghai - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   In Focus: The Worker - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   The Tree - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
Description  Reality Revisted - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Description and image  The Cult of Personality - Portraits and Mass Culture - Galerie Erna Hécey, Brussels
   Urbanités - Galerie les filles du calvaire - Paris, Paris
   Instantané (70), Porte-parole (épisode n°2) - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
   The Good Life - Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NY
   Contemporary Photographs: Recent Acquisitions - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

   Photographing Suburbia: Crewdson, Owens and Weiner - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
   Stalking Surburbia - Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
   Ingenium.Photographie et Ingeniosite 1846 - 2006 - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
   June Bride - Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NY
   Mapping the City - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam

   Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collection - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Suburban Escape - The Art of California Sprawl - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
   Une Proposition de Mathieu Mercier - FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
   Montezuma´s Revenge - Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York City, NY
   The age of innocent - Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery - PDNB, Dallas, TX
   Dreaming California - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   I ♥ the Burbs - Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
   20ème anniversaire de la galerie - Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris

   Invito al Collezionismo - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
   Der Traum vom Ich, der Traum von der Welt - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

   Pool Party - Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NY
  Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamBeauty of Darkness - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message
   Terrain Vague - Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial Landscape - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Description and image  Street Credibility - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

   The Gray Area - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Terrain Vague - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
   fables de l'identité - Centre national de la photographie, Paris
   Travailler fatigue - FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier

   Through the Looking Glass - Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

   The Nature of Still Life - - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna (closed, 2007)
  L.A. Galerie – Lothar AlbrechtPlaces and People (David Armstron, David Levinthal, Bill Owens, John Schabel, Ch - L.A. Galerie – Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt/Main Send message
   Il ne faut pas se fier aux apparences, un train peut en cacher un autre - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac

   Urbanities - Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje

   The Permanent Collection - Into the 21st Century - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

   Bill Owens & Julia M. Cameron - Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza


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 James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai


 Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris


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United Kingdom

 Eyestorm, London


 Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery - PDNB, Dallas, TX
 James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA


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 FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
 FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
 FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier
 FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris


 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur


 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY


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