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Reins of Darkness, 2011 Wood, Burnt Wood, Rope 31 X 30 X 7 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Leslie Sacks Contemporary
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Innocence, 2008 Metal Stand, Wood Frame, Resin, Hand Tinted Print 15 X 10 X 10 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Player, 2008 Metal Stand, Wood Frame, Resin, Hand Tinted Print 15 X 10 X 10 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Silver Bird #3, 2007 Cast Fiberglass 12 X 20 X 10 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Golden Bird I, 2007 Cast Fiberglass With Gold Leaf 12 X 20 X 10 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Web, 2007 Wood, Rope, Raffia, Tape 31 X 31 X 7 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Bird Call, 2006 Aluminum, Resin, Wood 69 X 78 X 8 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Galaxy Bird, 2005 Metal, Resin, Frame 16 1/2 X 11 X 10 Inches © Nancy Hoffman Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York City
Birth year
1947
Lives in
Southern California
Works in
Southern California
Representing galleries
Statement

JOHN OKULICK


Born in New York City, 1947


EDUCATION

1969 University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.
1974 University of California, Irvine, M.F.A.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2003 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2002 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Project Space, New York
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2000 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999 “John Okulick: Forces of Nature,” Gallery at 777, Los Angeles
1998 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1997 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
1996 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1995 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
1994 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1992 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
1991 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Transformation in Perspective: The Sculpture of John Okulick,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
1990 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1989 Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
1988 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1987 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1985 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1984 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1983 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1982 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
1981 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1980 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1979 Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Tomasulo Gallery, Union College, Cranford, New Jersey
1978 Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1977 California State University, Fullerton
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1976 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, California
1975 Dwight Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1974 Jack Glenn Gallery, New York
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1973 California State University, Long Beach
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 “Flying the Coop,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
  “Images and Words,” Project Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2006 “Circles,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Drawing the Line,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2004 “Summertime,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2002 Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Ambassador to South Korea official residence
  “Celebrating 30 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Collector’s Show,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
“Small Scale,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2001 “I Love New York,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Objects of Desire II,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2000 “Collector’s Show,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
“The Creative Surround: The Framed Image,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999-2000 “The Art of Collecting,, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
”Gateways,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999 “Magic of Venice,” Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas
“Objects of Desire,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer Light,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer Pleasures,” Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas
1998 “Illusion: Tromp l’Oeil and Sleight of Hand,” Riverside Art Museum, California
“25 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1997-98 “Collector’s Show,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
1997 “L.A. Current: A Media Fusion,” Armand Hammer Museum of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
“Nancy Hoffman: A Perspective on Art,” Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
“Off the Wall,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer Shimmer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1996 “Small Scale,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Summer Pleasures, Summer Treasures,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1995-96 “Collector’s Choice,” Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida
1995 “From Behind the Orange Curtain,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California
“Light Interpretations,” A Hanukah Menorah Invitational, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
“Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection,” Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
1994 “Collector’s Exhibition,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
“Contemporary Illusionism,” H. and W. Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
“Series and Editions,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1993 “Black, White and Summer Sand,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
“20 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1992 “Objects of Affection, Painting and Sculpture,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
“Preview,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“What’s New,” Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1991 “Black and White,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“John Okulick/Alan Siegel,” Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
1990-91 “Winter Gold,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1990 “Collected Sculptures,” The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Drawings by Sculptors,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1989 “Geometric Connections: Shape,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Images of American Pop Culture Today III,” LaForet Museum, Tokyo
“Summer Pleasures: Water,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“25th Anniversary Gala Exhibition,” Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
“The Vessel: Studies in Form and Media,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
1988-89 “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
1988 “Collectors Choice,” Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida
“East Side-West Side,” Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
“Geometric Connections,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Art in Public Buildings,” Phebe Conely Gallery, California State University at Fresno
“Trompe l’Oeil, The Magic of Deception,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California
“Works on Paper,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1987-88 “American Artists in Jewelry,” Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco; Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Harcus Gallery, Boston; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1987 “Lower Manhattan Revisited: SoHo, NoHo and Tribeca,” Maier Museum of Art, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia
“Sculpture and Relief,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
“Works on Paper,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1986-87 “Sculpture on the Wall,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“Works on Paper,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1986 “Constructions in Wood,” Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
“Easter Egg,” White House, Washington, D.C.
“My Little House,” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
“Relief Sculpture, Selections from the Museum Collection,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
“Set Design-The King of Bingo,” L.A. Theater, Los Angeles
“Sterling Holloway Collection,” Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
“Summer Group Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1985-86 “Winter Solstice,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1985 “Group Show,” Gallery 99, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
“Major New Works,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Past and Present Part II,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Spectrum Los Angeles, New Art of California,” Hartje Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1984 “Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
“California Sculptural Directions, 1984,” Maple Gallery, San Diego, California
“Contemporary Wood Sculpture,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
“Intermedia: Between Painting and Sculpture,” The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“John Okulick/Peter Plagens,” Gallery 99, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
“Selections from the Merry & Bill Norris Collection, University of California Irvine Art Gallery
“Sense of Place: The Essence of Contemporary Southwest Art,” Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
“Summer Group Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,” traveling to Palm Springs Museum of Art, California; California Art Center, Pasadena; Washington, D.C.; Honolulu, Hawaii
1983 “Constructions,” Ginsler & Associates, Los Angeles
“New Works Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Painted Object Painted,” Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles
“Young Talent Awards 1963-83,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
1982 L.A. Art,” Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan; Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
“John Okulick/Ben Schonzeit,” Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
“Painted Sculpture,” Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
1981 “Decade,” Art Center School of Design, Pasadena, California
“Southern California Artists 1940-80,” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California
1980 “All in Line,” Syracuse University, New York; Terry Ditenfass Gallery, New York
“Illusions,” Herron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis
“John Okulick/Paul Sarkisian,” Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; Ohio State University, Columbus
“The Reality of Illusion,” Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Traveling to: Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Hawaii; Oakland Museum of Art, California; University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Denver Art Museum, Colorado
“Recent Sculpture,” Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Sculpture in California 1975-80,” San Diego Museum of Art, California
1979 “Late Twentieth Century Art,” Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation, Richmond, Virginia
“Sculpture,” Conejo Valley Art Museum, California
“Frederick and Marcia Weisman Collection of California Art,” Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Albuquerque Museum of Art, New Mexico
1978 “Contemporary Masters Show,” Claremont Graduate School, California
“Illusions of the 70’s,” Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California
1977 “Contemporary Miniatures,” California State University, Los Angeles
“The Material Dominant (Some Current Artists and Their Work),” Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, University Park
“Sculpture Potsdam ‘77,” Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, New York
“Spectrum-77 (Painting and Sculpture),” Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri
Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania
1976-77 “Illusions of Reality,” Australia Council, North Sydney, Australia
“Painting and Sculpture Today 1976,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
1975 “The First Decade 1965-1975,” University of California, Irvine
“Irvine Milieu,” La Jolla Museum of Art, California
1974 “Painting and Sculpture Today 1974,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
1973 “Market Street Exhibition,” Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
“New American Graphic Art,” Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Options 73,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis Missouri


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

California State Office Building, Los Angeles
California State University, Humboldt, Arcata
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Sydney & Frances Lewis Foundation, Richmond, Virginia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Memphis Museum of Art, Tennessee
Il Museo Regionale delle Ceramiche Grazia, Deruta, Italy
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
The Oakland Museum, California
Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

California Science Center, Los Angeles
Capitol Area East End Complex, Sacramento, California
Challengers Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles, Percent for the Arts
Chatsworth Metrolink Station, Los Angeles County Transportation Authority, Art for Rail Transit, California
Culver City Police Department, California
Culver City Storage Facility, California
Homestead Village, Brea, California, Percent for the Arts
Los Angeles Harbor Building, World Port Los Angeles, International Center, Beacon Street Redevelopment Project, San Pedro, California
Los Angeles World Airport Terminal 3, California, Percent for the Arts
McCormick Convention Complex Collection, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chicago
Palisades Branch Library, Pacific Palisades, California, Percent for the Arts
City of Reno, Regional Transportation Office and Conference Center, Nevada, Federal Grant Percent for the Arts
Ronald Reagan State Office Building, State Supreme Court Offices, Courtrooms, Los Angeles, California Arts Council Grant
Valley Transportation Authority, Milpitas, California
Van Nuys State Office Building, California, California Arts Council Grant


CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

10th Street Entertainment Associates, Culver City, California
Bishop Ranch Office Building, Sunset Development, Bishop Ranch, California
Cypress Land Company, Calabasas, California
First Interstate Bank, Ameron Center, Pasadena, California
Hughes Aircraft Corporation, Los Angeles
McCormick Convention Center, Chicago
Nova Oil, Calgary, Canada
O’Melveny Myers Law Offices, Los Angeles
Prentiss Properties, Los Angeles
Sony Disc manufacturing and offices, Springfield, Oregon
Sony Entertainment and Childcare Center, Culver City, California
Vulcan Northwest, Bellevue, Washington

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