Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley

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Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954
Died in 2012, Los Angeles

Education

1978

Master in Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1976

BA in Fine Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Selected group exhibitions

2017

Sunlight arrives only at its proper hour. 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA USA
Espèce d'objet! Maison des arts Georges & Claude Pompidou, Cajarc France
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

2016

The Bad Mood Show. Plymouth Rock, Zurich, Switzerland
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York , NY, USA
D. Wallach Art Gallery – Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
Team 404. ZABRISKIE POINT, Geneva, Switzerland
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Natural Order of Things. Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Punk – Its Traces In Contemporary Art. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona – MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
La Promenade, une balade dans le dépôt long du Cnap. Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France.
Painting 2.0 – Malerei im Informationszeitalter. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Art Basel 2016. Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes. Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
Omul Negru. Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania
Nude. Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Franz West ARTISTCLUB. 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

2015

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne – Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery – Columbia University, New York City, NY
Thirty Nine Years – Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
MUTATED REALITY – Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow
Painting 2.0: Malerei Im Informationszeitalter – Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Flying over the Abyss – Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Punk – Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo / Sala Norte – ARTIUM – Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Les Mondes Inversés – B.P.S.22 – Espace de Création Contemporaine, Charleroi
Alfred Jarry Archipelago : la valse des pantins – acte ii – La Ferme du buisson – centre d'art et de curiosités culturelles, Noisiel
My House: Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin – Presentation House Gallery – PHG, North Vancouver, BC
Dimensions Variables – Pavillon d l´Arsenal, Paris
Losing the Compass – White Cube, London
Your smarter than me. i don’t care. – Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Der Schatten der Avantgarde. Rousseau und die vergessenen Meister – Museum Folkwang, Essen
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne – Urban Arts Space – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Reproductibilitat 2.0. Col·lecció Macba – Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Ava­tar und Ata­vis­mus – Outside der Avant­gar­de – Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni – Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Longing Objects – Sammlung Kunsthalle Göppingen und Gäste – Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen
Tensão E Liberdade – Tension And Freedom – Centro de Arte Moderna – CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Behold! The Blob – Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pictures And Cream – The confidential report of the life and opinions of Tristram Shandy & friends, VOLUME 1 – Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Drawings from the Ringier Collection Chapter I – Villa Flora Winterthur – Sammlung Hahnloser, Winterthur
Z-ing – Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Arstronomy. Incursiones En El Cosmos – La Casa Encendida, Madrid
#Rawhide – Venus Over Manhattan, New York City, NY
Flying over the Abyss – THE IBRAHIM KHAN MOSQUE, Rethymnon
No Joke – Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
America Is Hard to See – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Punk. Its Traces In Contemporary Art – CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
The Cipher and the Frame – CUBITT, London
Selbstjustiz Durch Fehleinkäufe – Neuerwerbungen Der Sammlung Falckenberg 2011-2014 – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
All the World’s a Stage. Works from the Goetz Collection – Fundación Banco Santander, Boadilla del Monte
Pretty Raw: After And Around Helen Frankenthaler – Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
La La La Human Steps – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2014

Dark Pop. Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Another Look at Detroit (Part I and II). Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough
Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
Bas Jan Ader, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Mike Kelley. Patrick Painter Inc., Santa
Monica, CA, USA
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989. David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA

2013

Destruction to Utopia. Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA, USA
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. New Museum, New York, NY, USA

2012

This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Travel to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston

2011

Museum der Wünsch / Museum of Desires: Jeff Wall, Louise Lawler, Mike Kelley, Isa Genzken, Franz West, Stephen Prina. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Rear Window: Brought to you in high-def. Patrick Painter Gallery, Santa Monica, California
David Askevold: The Disorientation Scientist. Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom
Unpainted Paintings. Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City, New York
Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg. Halle für aktuelle Kunst, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Luminous Interval. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Made in Italy. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Power to the Imagination – Artists, Posters and Politics. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
The Spectacular Vernacular. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Travel to: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, Houston; Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Let the Healing Begin. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Heinz and Marianne Ebers Foundation: A Collection with Stature. Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

2010

Destello. Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
Alpha Omega – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection. DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
10,000 Lives. Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Mike Kelley + Martin Kippenberger. Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Push and Pull. MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
Cosa fa la mia Anima Mentre sto Lavorando? Contemporary art works from Consolandi’s Collection. MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate, Varese, Italy
Ordinary Madness. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Frances Stark Selects from the Grunwald Collection. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Pop Life – Warhol, Harin, Koons, Hirst. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Gallery Show, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Aktualität eines Mediums. Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria 
Permanent Trouble: Aktuelle kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp. KOG Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York 
Take me to your Leader! The Great Escape Into Space. The Museum of Contemporary Art / Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway 
Aires de jeau: la Police ou est les corsairs. Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, le Quartier, Quimper, France 
Collecting Biennials. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 
Collection of Prints and Drawings – Photographs. Statens Museum for kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dreamlands / Galerie 1, Niveau 6. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Works on Paper from the MCA Collection, Muceum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
The Mystics Circle. Human Resources, Los Angeles, California 
Move: Choreographing You. Hayward Gallery, London, England. Travel to: K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Moving Images: Artists & Video / Film. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Fast Forward 2: The Power of Motion, Media Art Sammlung Goetz. ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Hungry for Death. American Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy 
Rewind: 1970s to 1990s. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Meet Me Inside. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California 
Crash. Gagosian Gallery, London, England 
Imaginary Museum. New Museum, New York, New York 
The View from Here. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2009

All Creatures Great and Small. Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Beg Borrow and Steal. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida
Dance With Camera. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Exh. cat. Travel to: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
La planete des signes (Erudition concrete 1). FRAC Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris, France
Major Works of Paper,” Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California
Estatic Abbstraction. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, New York
Emotional Community. Monitor, Rome, Italy
Land. Collaborative Exhibition, 101 Exhibit, Miami, Florida
Mike Kelley, David LaChapelle, Sherrie Levine, Andres Slominski, Haim Steinbach. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Tate Modern, England. Travel to: National Gallery of Canada, Musée des beaux arts du Canada, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Les Enfants Terribles. Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
Insiders. Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture CAPC Museé d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Qui a peur des artistes?. Palais des Arts et du Festival of Dinard, Paris, France
ZwischenZonen: La Colección Jumex, Mexico. MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), Vienna, Austria
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery. collaboration with Michael Smith. Sculpture Center, Long Island, New York. Travel to: West of Rome, Los Angeles, California
SONIC YOUTH etc.: Sensational Fix. Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden. Travel to: CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain
Listen Darling… The World is Yours. Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
Self-Portraits. Skarstedt Gallery, New York, New York
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Rock – Paper – Scissors: Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art. Kunsthaus Graz am Landemuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Mike Kelley / Terence Koh / Jeff Koons. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, New York
Group exhibition. Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show: John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gerhard Richter, Sol Lewitt, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, Liza Lou, Donald Judd & Mike Kelley. L & M Arts, New York, New York
Trahison. CAPC – Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008. The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut
The Same River Twice: Part 2. IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Rewind, Fast Forward: Videokunst aus der Sammlung der Neuen Galerie Graz von 1970 bis huete. Neue Galeria, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid. Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, Germany
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the Francois Pinault Collection. Punta Della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Un Certain Etat du Monde? (A Certain State of the World?): A Selection of Works from the Francois Pinault Foundation. The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Bijoux de Famille. Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Regift. Swiss Institute, New York, New York. Exh. booklet
live art /levende scene. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley. Skarskedt Fine Art, New York, New York

2008

Text / Messages: Books by Artists. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual. Selected by Jay Sanders, White Columns, New York, New York
Listen Darling… The World is Yours. Ellipse Foundation, Alcoltão, Spain
Close Up. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Rock My Religion 1. Somus Artlum 2002, Salamanca
(NO) VACANCY. Galleria Maze, Turin, Italy
La gran transformacion: Arte y magia tactica. MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
Political Correct. BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services SA, Geneva, Switzerland
La Invención de Lo Cotidiano (The Practice of Everyday Life). Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
Passioniert Provokativ Die Sammlung Stoffel. Pinakothek der Modern, Munich, Germany
Holy Inspiration: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Art. De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
For What You Are About to Receive. Red October Chocolate Factory, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Yokohama 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art. Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall, Yokohama, Japan
Carte Blanche III: Gedichte der Fakten: Arbieten aus der Sammlung Arend und Brigitte Oetker. Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Translocalmotion. 7th Shanghai Biennale 2008, Shanghai, China
One More, With Feeling. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Faces and Figures (Revisited). Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, New York
Special Project: Mr. Peanut, Haim Steinbach on Mike Kelley. Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, California
Sonic Youth etc. Sensational Fix. Museion, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy
Close-up: Proximity and defamiliarisation in art, film, and photography. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Pierwszy Krok (First Step…Towards a Collection of Contemporary Art. National Museum of Krakow, Krakow, Poland
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection. Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporay Art, Los Angeles, California
Summer Show: Gerhard Richter, Mike Kelley, Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Takeshi Masada and more. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Order. Desire. Light. An exhibition of comtemporary drawings. Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Fair Market. Rental Gallery, New York, New York
Painting Now and Forever, Part II. Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, New York
Ready Made. Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Hotel California. Galerie Georges-Philippe & athalie Vallois, Paris
Won’t Grow Up. Cheim & Read, New York, New York
In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
Prèsence Panchounette. CAPC Musée d’art contemponain, Bordeaux, France
Meet Me Around the Corner: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
The Great Transformation: Kunst und taktische Magie. Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Paul Thek: Werschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst. Sammlung Falckenberg – Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Hamburg, Germany
Paul Thek in the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art. ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. Travel to: Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg, Germany
Sympathy for the Devil: Art of Rock and Roll Since 1967. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), Miami, Florida
Peripheral Vision and Collectve Body. MUSEION Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano
Blasted Allegories: Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier. Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
Collectie XXII Fantasy. MuKHA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art. Barbican Centre, London, England
Jedermann Collection – Set 5 from the Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
Adotta un Disegno (Adopt a Drawing). Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy. Travel to: Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
Prefab. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York
Wako Works of Art: 15 Years / Part IV. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
California Video. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Slightly Unbalanced. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois. Travel to: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; Museum London, London, Ontario; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; Rodman Hall Arts Center, St. Catharines, Ontario; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana; Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York. Travel to: Tate, Liverpool, England
Prefab. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, New York
Jesuvian Process. Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, New York
BCAM. Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Do Not Play with Dead Things. Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Colateral 2: Quando a arte olha o cinema. SESC (Serviço Social do Comércio) Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Spain
Eyes Wide Open. Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Puppet Show. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Travel to: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

2007

Eyes Wide Open: New to the Stedelijk & the Monique Zajfen Collection. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
XMAS HYSTERIA. Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Paul Thek: Werkschau im Kontext. ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now. MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York
Come, come, come into my world. Eclipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
Fit to Print: Printed media in Collage. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, New York
Idylle: Zwishen Traum und Trugschluss. Galerie der Stadt Reimscheid, Remscheid
Video Trajectories: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust. MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sound Art Limo, Melbourne. Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Pop Art is…. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England
Refugees of Group Selection. Franklin Parrasche Gallery, New York, New York
Unholy Truths. Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, England
Group Show. Bernier / Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic. Gladstone Gallery, 24th Street, New York, New York
John Duncan & Extended Organ. Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Who’s got the Big Picture?. MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Substance & Surface. Bortolami, New York, New York
Summer Show. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
Le cince anime della scultura. Cesac Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contempoanee, Caraglio
Idilio I. DA2 Domis Artium 2002, Salamanca
Performance on Demand: EAI Viewing Room at EFA Gallery. EFA Gallery, New York, New York
Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi, Punta Della Dogana, Venice, Italy
L.A. Desire (Part 1). Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf
Alone in the Jungle. Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Into Me, Out of Me. MACRO Future, Rome, Italy
Quotidian. BUIA Gallery, New York, New York
Sound Art Limo, NY. Armory International Art Fair (Piers), New York, New York
Poetics Country. Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe
Foto.Kunst. Essl Museum, Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Works in Ceramic,. Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Kunst Aus Los Angeles der 60er bis 90er Jahre. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
A Theater Without Theater. Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Radio Daniele (sound art projects radio program). Bologna, Italy; Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Sympathy for the Devil. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Evidence of Movement (featuring Close Radio Podcast). The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Sounding the Subject: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust–Video Trajectories. MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
A Point in Space Is a Place for an Argument. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York
The Present: The Monique Zajfen Collection. Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Love Addiction: pratiche video dal ’61 ad oggi. GC.AC Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone
Skulptur Projekte Münster 07. Münster, Germany
Dr. Matthys Collection. Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurie, Belgium
Collateral: When Art Looks Like Cinema. Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
REALLIFE 1979-1990. Artists Space, New York City, New York
Link. Mitterrand+Cramer/Fine Art/Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

2006

Modern and Contemporary Master Drawings. Connaught Brown Gallery, London, England
All the Best: The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid. Deutsche Gugenheim, Berlin, Germany. Travel to: Hara Museum,Tokyo, Japan; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Works on Paper. Patrick Painter Inc West Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Where Are We Going?: Selections from the François Pinault collection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Down by Law. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Joni Gordon 33 Years at Newspace, 1973-2006: 'Good to Go'. Newspace, Los Angeles, California
Make Your Own Life: Artist’s in and Out of Cologne. Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Inventory: Works from the Herbert Collection. Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Im Anfang War das Wort. Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Everybody Dance Now. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New York, New York
Partial Recall. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, New York 
Yes Bruce Nauman. Zwirner & Wirth, New York, New York
On Second Thought. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, New York
Replay – The Aesthetics of Art and Music / Punk. MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
Goethe abwärts: deutsche Jungs etc. Mönchehaus-Museum Goslar, Goslar
Made in USA. Galerie de multiples, Paris, France
Kunst aus Los Angeles: der 60er bis 90er Jahre. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
BIACS 2: Second International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville. Fundacion BIACS, Seville, Spain
Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida
Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Into Me/Out of Me. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York. Exh. cat. Travel to: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome
Faire des choses avec des mots / Making words with things. CRAC Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sète, Sète
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images. Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The 80s: A Topology. Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Idylle: Zwishen Traum und Trugschluss. Sammlung Falckenberg, Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Hamburg
Kunstraum Grässlin: Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen. Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany
Sound & Vision. Museo della Città, Perugia
The Line of Beauty. Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, New York
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism. Villa Manin, Centri d’arte cintemporanea, Codroipo
Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger. MOT International, London, England
Drawn into the World: Drawings from the MCA Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Cárcel de amor. Fundación Luis Seoane, A Caruña
School of Hard Knocks. Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Britisch Columbia, Canada
Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer (Hundred Kisses are Better than One. Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Cavities-Space Personified. Cal State Fullerton Visual Arts Center, Fullerton, California
L.A. Art Scene. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Public Space/Two Audiences: Works and Documents from the Herbert Collection. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Ego Mania: Just When I Think I’ve Understood…. Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
A Handful of Dust. Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England
Photography, Film, Video: Constructing Realities. The Pace Gallery, New York, New York

2005

De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy Sherman New Galerie de France, Paris, France 
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht. ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
With us against reality, or against us!. Galleri S.E, Bergen
At the Mercy of Others: The Politics of Care. Graduate Center at KUNY, New York, New York
Goetz Meets Falckenberg. Sammlung Falckenberg Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Translation. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Looking At Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York
Contemporary Art. Skarskedt Fine Art, New York, New York
Self Portraits. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, New York
Center for the Arts. Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, California
Private View 1980-2000, Collection Pierre Huber. Le Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Faites vos jeux! Kunst und Spiel seit Dada. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Spielräume. Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Center of International Sculpture, Duisburg
Collectie Zomer 2005: de Zomer van Middleburg. MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Group Show. Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, New York
At the Mercy of Others: The Politics of Care. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
(my private) Heroes. MARTa Herford, Herford
Cárcel de Amor / Prison of Love. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Sofía MNCARS, Madrid
Relations. Galerie Kamm, Berlin
The Final Floor Show. Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp
Highlights. Statens museum for kunst, Copenhagen
Urban Cocktail. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Auswahl 1 – Die Sammlung der Provinzial zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg. Stätisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach 
Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Germany
Greater than the Sum: Selections from the Craig Robins Collection of Contemporary Art. Mofa Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahasse, Florida
Entdecken und Besitzen. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig MOMOK, Vienna, Autria
Interstate. Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York
Drunk vs. Stoned 2. General Store of Milwaukee and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, New York
Trials and Terrors. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illionois
Summer Group Show. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, New York
The Blake Byrne Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Mixed-Up Childhood. Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Chocolate Art. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum, Cologne Germany; Hatje Cantz, Cologne, Germany
L'Art de Vivre. Lehmann Maupin, New York, New York

2004

MOCA 25th Anniversary Gala. The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2004
Dimensione Follis (Dimension Folly). Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Drafting Deceit. apexart, New York, New York
WOW (The Work of the Work). Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Jahresgaben 04/05. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Taschen Collection. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Les Enfants Terrible: Il linguaggio dell'infanzia nell'Arte 1909-2004. Museo Cantonale di Lugano, Lugano, Italy
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 25th Annual Benefit Auction. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Monument To Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection. DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Off the Record: Sound Arc. ARC/ Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists. Independent Curator’s International, New York, New York and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California. Travel to: California College of Arts, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Insitute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; University Art Museum, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach California; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Contemporary Art Center, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Site Santa Fe: Fifth International Biennial/ Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque. Santa Fe, New Mexico
I Am The Wrath Of God. MOT, London, England
Animals. Haunch of Venison, London
100 Artists See God. Independent Curator’s International, New York, New York. Travel to: Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
100 Artists See Satan. California State University Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Fullerton, California
Paradiso e Inferno. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Comune di Venezia, alleria di Piazza S. Marco 71/c, Venice, Italy

2003

The Not – So – Still – Life. A Century of California Painting and Sculpture. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Fast Forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz. ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Disembodied Spirit. Bowdoin College Museum, Brunswick, Maine
Stars. Une Exposition – Promenade Parodic. École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Tours, Tours, France
Il racconto del filo. Ricamo e cucito nell'arte contemporanea. MART, Trento, Italy
Catastrofi minime. MAN, Nuoro, Italy
Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon 2003: C’est arrive demain, (with Paul McCarthy). Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Outlook: International Art Exhibition Athens. Factory, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002. Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California
At Work: The Art of California Labor. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California; Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Bienal de Valencia: La Ciudad Ideal. Generalitat Valenciana, Valenciana, Spain
Numéro Zéro. Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, France
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
Micropolitics: Art and Everyday Life (2001-1968). Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Valenciana, Spain
False Innocence. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Trésors Publics, (w/ Paul McCarthy). Musée d’ Art Moderne et d’ Art Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Germany
Do It. Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phantom of Desire: Visions of Masochism in Art. Neue Galerie Graz; Stadtmuseum Graz; Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Raid The Icebox—From the Backroom: Artists Select. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition. CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; Logan Galleries, San Francisco, California
MARS – Art and War. Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie, Graz, Austria

2002

Pollock to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, Neew York, New York
L'arte del gioco. Da Klee a Boetti. Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Aosta, Italy
Almost Warm & Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
The Object Sculpture. The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
Garden of Violence. Historical Museum of Murten, Switzerland
Art Downtown. Wall Street Rising, New York, New York
Permanent Collection Exhibition. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Shoot the Singer: Music on Video. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 30 Jahre Galerie Krinzinger. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
5 × 5 Five by Five: Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art. Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, New York
Self-portraits and portraits. WAKO Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Last Spring in Paris. Patrick Seguin Gallery, Paris, France
2002 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Conversations? — Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum. Academy of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
Sonic Process: A New Geography of Sound. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Material World: From Lichtenstein to Viola, 25 Years of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Mutiples objets de désir: Acquisitions 2001 du Fonds national d’art contemporain. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Music in Me. Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Laid Bare. Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2001

Los Angeles Artists for the Benefit of New York City. Yamagata Studio, Los Angeles, California
A Room of Their Own: From Rothko to Rauschenberg, From Arbus to Gober. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Desire Admire Acquire. Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Eye Infection. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artists Take on Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Painter Editions: Recent Projects. Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California
Uniform Order and Disorder. Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy
Painting at the Edge of the World. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York
Retorn al País de les Meravelles: L’art contemporani i la infància. Centre Cultural de la Fundació “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain
Neue Welt. Frankfurterkunsterverein, Frankfurt, Germany
American Art from the Goetz Collection, Munich. Galerie Rudolfinum, The Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Biennale de Lyon. Art contemporain,” Musée d’ Art contemporain, Lyon, France
The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Bienal de Valencia. Generalitat Valenciana, Valenciana, Spain
un art populaire. Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
After the Beginning and Before the End: Instruction Drawings. Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
Homes for the Soul: Micro-Architecture in Medieval and Contemporary Art. Gallery 4, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art. Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York
Art>Music (rock, pop, techno). Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Beautiful Productions, art to play, art to wear, art to own: Collaborations with Parkett, 1984 to now. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; Whitechapel, London, England
Trans > Editions. Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2000

21st Annual Benefit Art Auction. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Open Ends: 11 Exhibitions of Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Almost Warm & Fuzzy. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art. Royal Academy of Arts, London, Engalnd
Arte Americana: Ultimo Decennio. Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, Italy
Art in the 80’s. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Let’s Entertain. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Rufino Tomayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2001); Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida (2001); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (2001)
American Photographs. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
There is Something You Should Know: Die EVN Sammlung im Belvedere. Austrian Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Food for the Mind: Die Sammlung Udo and Anette Brandhorst. Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst in the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Sonic Matters. Sonic Collaborations,” Printed Matter, Inc., New York New York
Made in California. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects: Works from the collection of Annick and Anton Herbert. Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1999

Fluffy. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Zeitwenden. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Travel to: Museum Moderner Kunst Siftung Ludwig Vien; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2000)
The Rowan Collection: Passion and Patronage. Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
Plain Air. Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Vergiss den Ball und speil’weiter: Das Bild des Kindes in zeitgenossischer Kunst und Wissenschaft. Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg Germany
Veronica’s Revenge: Photographies de la collection LAC-Suisse. Casino Luxembourg; Musée National D’Histoire et D’art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Art de Vivre: une exposition d’oeuvres de la collection du Frac Languedoc-Roussillon. ATA Centre d’Art Contemporain; Galerie Ata-ray, Sofia, Bulgaria
Six Americans: Gober, Kelley, Koons, Prince, Sherman, Wool. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
A.R.T. Press Portfolio. David Adamson Gallery, Washington D.C.
Drawn By. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
On the Sublime. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
“Making It Real. Independent Curator’s International, New York. Travel to: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

1998

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Travel to: MAK-Austrian Center for the Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; Museu d'art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (1999)
Real Stories. Marianne Boesky Gallery with Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, New York
Presumed Innocence. Anderson Gallery, School of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. Travel to: Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (2000)
Wounds: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Figurative Sculpture. Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California
10 Years: Portikus Frankfurt. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
L.A. on Paper 1. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
L.A. Times. Palazzo Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte Contemporanea, Guarene, Italy
Plaisir Deplaisir. Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Crossings. Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Emotion: Junge britische und amerikanische Kunste aus der Sammlung Goetz. Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Natural World. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Works from a California Collection. Dorothy Goldeen Art Advisory, Santa Monica, California
Voor het verdwinjt en daarna. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, The Netherlands
The 18th Annual Benefit Art Auction of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Freie Sicht aufs Mittlemeer; Jung Schweizer Kunst. Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California; Museo de Las Artes and Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico; Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (1999); Museo Universitario Contemporaneo de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico (1999); Auditorio de Galicia and Inglesia San Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1999); Sala Amos Salvador, Logrono, Spain (2000)
Isn’t it too early for the eighties yet?. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
A.R.T. Press Portfolio. Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
50 Especes d’Espaces. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musées de Marseilles, Marseilles, France
American Playhouse: The Theatre of Self-Presentation. The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

1997

The Age of Modernism: Art in the 20th Century. Martin – Grobius – Bau, Berlin, Germany
Sunshine & Noir. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California (1998)
Scene of the Crime. UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Exposition Images of Nature. Association l'enfrance de l'art, France
:Engel:Engel. Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Fort! Da! Cooperations. Villa Merkel Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Stuttgart, Germany
Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Mike Kelley, Edward Ruscha: Patrick Painter Editions. S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Home Sweet Home. Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Networking: Art By Post and Fax. Hayward Gallery, London, England
Educational Complex. Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Mike Kelley, Carroll Dunham, Laurie Simmons, John Miller. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Gothic. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Laying Low: Postminimalist/Scatter Art. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Now on View. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Making It Real. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Iceland; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Groei in de Collectie Peter Stuyvesant. Rothmans International European Headquarters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Display: International Exhibition of Painting, (with Paul McCarthy). The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
American Stories: Amidst Displacement and Transformation. Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Die Saamlung Scharpff in der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Galerie Der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Im Reich der Phantome: Fotografie des Unsichtbaren, (with David Askevold). Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
Documenta X, (with Tony Oursler). Kassel, Germany
Love Hotel. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Alpenblick. Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
The End is Here!: Visionary Artists at the End of Time. Bookbeat Gallery, Oak Park, Michigan
Patrick Painter Editions. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, New York
Bring Your Own Walkman. W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KünstlerInnen 50 Positions of International Contemporary Art, Video–Portraits and Works. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Vienna, Austria
Chambris d'Amis. Ghent Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
One of You, Among With You: Homenaje a Martin Kippenberger. Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Someone Else with my Fingerprints. David Zwirner Gallery, New York; Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland; August Sander Archive/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany; Kunstverein, Munich, Germany; Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
Art at the End of the 20th Century. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
In De Collectie Peter Stuyvesant. Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996

Thinking Print: Books To Billboards, 1980 – 1995. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Black and Blue. Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Shit. Baron Boisante Gallery, New York, New York
L'informe: Le modernisme a rebours. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Multiple Pleasure. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, New York
Contrafigura. Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Art at Home: Ideal Standard Life. Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Discreet Images. Fifth Street Gallery, London, England
Re-Read. Ac Project Room, New York, New York
Drawn From L.A. Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Do it. Hermann Gmeinerstrasse, Klagenfurt, Austria; Songlines, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland; Zerynthia, Rome, Italy; CCA Glasgow, Scotland; Forde Espace d'art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Reykjavik Municipal Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand; Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden; Institute of Modern Art, Queensland, New Zealand; Kunstverein Kreis Gutersloh, Gutersloh, Germany; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, Australia
Size Matters. Special Exhibitions, West Hollywood, California
A/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture. Center For Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Playpen and Corpus Delirium. Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland
Blind Spot Photography: The First Four Years. Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, New York
Flore et faune de la nature avant toute chose. L'Espace Riquet, Beziers, France
The Importance of Toys: Childhood Memories, Adult Metaphors. Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, New York
Destroy All Monsters. The Deep, Tokyo, Japan
It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida; Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California; Phoenix Art Museum, Pheonix, Arizona; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Family Values: American Art in the Eighties and Nineties. Galerie der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Feminimasculin: Le sexe de l'art. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Limited Edition Artists Books. Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York
L'art au corps. Musée de Marseilles, Marseilles, France
Fourteenth World Wide Video Festival 1996. Stichting World Wide Video Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands

1995

Neotoma. Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Action / Performance and the Photograph. Turner/Krull Galleries, Los Angeles, California
Murder. Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California
Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Franz West. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Selections From the Robert A. Rowan Trust Collection. Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Komix. Brooks Alexander Editions, New York, New York
The Moderns. Feature, New York, New York
The Big Night: In Honor of Colin Gardner. The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, California
Alternatives: 20 Years of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 1975 – 1995. Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
63 Artists' Editions. Peter Blum, New York, New York
Everything That's Interesting Is New. Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Factory, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece            
From L.A. With Love. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
In a Different Light. University Art Museum, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
On Beauty. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Passions Privées. Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Playtime: Artists and Toys. Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut
XL. Galerie Borgmann Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Zeichen & Wunder. Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Galego, Spain
ARS 95 Hesinki. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Metro Pictures. New York, New York
Altered States: American Art in the 90s. Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Destroy All Monsters. Bookbeat Gallery, Oak Park, Michigan
Abstract Photographs. The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Is It Art?: Transgressions in Contemporary Art. Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Silent and Violent, Selected Artists' Editions. MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California
L'Immagine Riflessa,. Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Signos y Milagros. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Galego, Spain

1994

Radical Scavenger(s): The Conceptual Vernacular in Recent American Art. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Don't Look Now. Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York
[Cut]-Los Angeles—90's Art Scene. Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
World Morality in High Art. Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Drawing: Reaffirming the Media. Gallery of Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Arrested Childhood. Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Zimmer in denen die Ziet nicht zahlt. Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Clouca Maxima. Museum der Stadtentwasserung, Zurich, Switzerland
Modern Art/No Commodity. Torch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Guys Who Sew. University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
Spielverderber. Forum Stadpark, Graz, Austria
Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia. Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Das Americas. Isabella Prata Consultoria de Arte and Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
It's a Tough World Out There: Drawings by Mike Kelley, Joyce Pensato, and Raymond Pettibon. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Hors limites: L'art et la vie. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Oh Boy, It's a Girl: Feminismen in der Kunst. Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
Dirty Data: Sammlung Schurmann. Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Frauenkunst Mannerkunst. Museum Fridericanum, Kassel, Germany
The Use of Pleasure. Terrain, San Francisco, California
Uber Leben. Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Art Basel. Galerie Borgmann Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Act Up Art Box. Josh Baer Gallery, New York, New York
(Tiny) Shoes. New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California
Larry Clark, Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool. Luhring Augustine Hezler, Los Anglees
The Ossuary. Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, New York
Sculpture: Georg Herold, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Martin Kippenberger, Charles Long, Paul McCarthy, Reinhard Mucha, Cady Noland. Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, New York

1993

Oh! Cet Echo!. Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
1993 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue: Sexual Identity in Contemporary Printmaking. Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut
The Language of Art. Kunsthalle, Vienna Austria; Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Elegant, Irreverent and Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California. Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California
Dolls in Contemporary Art: A Metaphor of Personal Identity. Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oeuvres sur papier. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Studio Guenzani. Milan, Italy
Zeitsprunge. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Berlin, Germany
Sculpture and Multiples. Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, New York
Kustom Kulture. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
In Search of Self. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Mr. Serling's Neighborhood. Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group Exhibition. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
American Art of this Century. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Royal Academy of Art, London, England
Tables: Selections from the Lannan Foundation. Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Sampler. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York
Trancesex. Amanda Oberling, Los Angeles, California
Domain. Centre d'art, le Domain de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France
In Search of Self. University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
The Return of The Cadavre Exquis. The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Sonsbeek 93. Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands

1992

Just Pathetic. American Fine Arts, New York, New York
Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art. University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art. Hayward Gallery, London, England; Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Post Human. Musée d'art contemporain, Pully / Lausanne, Switzerland; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Mostra da Cravura Cidade de Curitiba. Museu da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil
Songs of Innocence / Songs of Experience. Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, New York
Recent Narrative Sculpture. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Documenta IX. Kassel, Germany
Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
All Words Suck. Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Ars Pro Domo: Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Kolner Privathesitz. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Dirty Data: Sammlung Shurmann. Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Re: Framing Cartoons. Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Desordres: Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Tunga. Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Transgressions in the White Cube. Territorial Mappings. USDAN Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
New Deal. Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Recent Publications and Acquisitions. Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, New York
Not For Sale. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Privacy. Spazio Opos, Milan, Italy
Metro Pictures. New York, New York
LAX, (with Paul McCarthy). Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Expanded Art, II. Wiener Fest Wochen, Vienna, Austria

1991

Telekinesis. Mincher / Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, California
Idiosyncrasies in the Expanded Field. Postmasters, New York, New York
El jardin salvaje, (The Savage Garden). Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain
California Artists: William T. Wiley, Mike Kelley, Brad Dunning. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Carroll Dunham, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Enclosure. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
FluxAttitudes. Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Something Pithier and More Psychological. Simon Watson Gallery, New York, New York
Poets / Painters Collaborations. Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, New York
1991 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Metropolis: International Art Exhibition, Berlin 1991. Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Individual Realities. Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Tsukashin Hall, Osaka, Japan
Someone or Somebody. Meyers / Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Kelly Family. Esther Schipper Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Body / Language. Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California
The Lick of the Eye. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Californi
Presenting Rearwards. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Louder. Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Carnegie International 1991. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties. Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Objects for the Ideal Home: The Legacy of Pop Art. Serpentine Gallery, London, England
My History. Real Artways, Hartford, Connecticut
An Exhibition to Benefit Act-Up. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?. The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, New York
Merlin Carpenter, Georg Herold, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Cady Noland. Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings Acquisitions 1980 – 1991. Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, New York
Residue Politics. Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Lieux communs, figures singulieres. Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Anna Novanta. Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1990

Past & Present—Selected Works by Gallery Artists. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California  
Stained Sheets/ Holy Shroud. Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
The Thing Itself. Feature, New York, New York
Prints and Multiples. Luhring Augustine Hetzler Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Drawings: Werner Buttner, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Robert Longo, John Miller. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Jessica Diamond, Mike Kelley. Interim Art, London, England
Editionen. Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Mike Kelley, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Meyer Vaisman. Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, New York
Re: Framing Cartoons. Loughelton Gallery, New York, New York
Je viens de chez le charcuterie. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Word as Image. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
The Children's Aids Project: A Benefit Exhibition. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Le desenchantement du monde. Villa Arson, Nice, France
Figuring the Body. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Viewpoints towards the 90's: Three Artists from Metro Pictures, Part II. Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sculpture. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Kitchen Art Benefit. Leo Castelli / Castelli Graphics; Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, New York
Semi-Objects. John Good Gallery, New York, New York
Just Pathetic. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Heart in Mouth. Fahey / Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Lotte or the Transformation of the Object. Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; Akademia der Bildender Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Total Metal. Simon Watson Gallery, New York, New York
Spirit of Our Time. Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
Stuttering. Stux Gallery, New York, New York

1989

A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1989 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
What is Contemporary Art?. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art , Malmö, Sweden
Prospect 89: Eine Internationale Ausstellung aktueller Kunst. Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
A Decade of American Drawing 1980 – 1989. Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Mike Kelley, Judy Pfaff, Keith Sonnier. Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan       
Jennifer Bolande, Tim Ebner, Mike Kelley, Ken Lum. Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
They See God. Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, New York; Metro Pictures, New York, New York
The Image of American Pop Culture Today III. La Foret Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Filling in the Gap. Feigen, Chicago, Illinois
Kunsterlische Fotografie der 70er and 80er Jahre. Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
Erotophobia. Simon Watson Gallery, New York, New York
No Stomach. Installation, San Diego, California
Jessica Diamond, Allen Ruppersberg, Mike Kelley. Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, New York

1988

Striking Distance. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California; Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, California; University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
Awards in the Visual Arts 7. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Carnegie-Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Recent Drawings: George Condo, Mike Kelley, Ellen Phelan, Janis Provisor. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Monster with Three Heads. Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
The 43rd Biennale of Venice, Aperto '88. Venice, Italy
Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art. The Second Generation: The Narrative 1957-1987. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, California; James Corcoran Gallery; the Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Graz 1988. Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
The BiNational: American Art at the Late Eighties / German Art in the Late Eighties. Museum of Fine Arts and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Stadtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany; Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
New Works on Paper. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Art Against Aids. Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California
Rene Daniels, Mike Kelley, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Democracy: Cultural Participation. DIA Art Foundation, New York, New York
L.A. Hot and Cool: The Eighties. List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1987

Avant-Garde in the Eighties. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Toyama Now '87. Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
1987 Phoenix Biennial. Phoenix Art Museum, Pheonix, Arizona
Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s). The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Contemporary Diptychs: Divided Visions. Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, Connecticut
Art Against Aids. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Head Sex. Feature, Chicago, Illinois
Nothing Sacred. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
L. A. C. E. Annuale. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Schema. Baskerville + Watson Gallery, New York, New York
Saxon – Lee Gallery. Los Angeles, California

1986

Baaa Baaa Ba'bel. The Alexandria Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Spectrum: Natural Settings. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Poetic Resemblance. Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York;

selected public collections

Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain
Fundación “la Caixa”, Madrid
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Louisiana Museum, Humleback, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Stedelijke Museum, Eindhoven
The Art Institute of Chicago
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Walker Art Center, Cincinnati
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

avards

2006               

Wolfgang Hahn Prize

2003               

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2000               

The California Institute of the Arts Distinguished Alumnus Award

1998               

The University of Michigan School of Art and Design Distinguished Alumnus Award

1997               

Skowhegan Medal in Mixed Media

1990               

National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Exhibition Grant

1987               

Awards in the Visual Arts Grant

1986               

Artists Space Interarts Grant

1985               

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

Selected solo exhibitions

2016

Mike Kelley – Shaped Paintings. Skarstedt Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Mike Kelley – Framed and Frame. Hauser & Wirth – London, London, UK
Mike Kelley: Kandors. Venus Over Manhattan, NYC, NY, USA

2015

Mike Kelley – Hauser & Wirth – New York, 18th Street, New York City, NY

2014

Mike Kelley – The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Kelley: Reconstructed History. Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Mike Kelley. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013

An Homage to Mike Kelley. MoMA PS1, New York, NY, USA
Mike Kelley. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time. HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
Mobile Homestead. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA

2012

Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2011

Mike Kelley: Exploded Fortress of Solitude. Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Mike Kelley: Kandors. Museen Haus Lange. Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
Mike Kelley: Kandor 10 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34, Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35,” Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

2010

Mike Kelley: Arenas. Skarstedt Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Mike Kelley. Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2009

Horizontal Tracking Shots. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Mike Kelley: Photographs / Sculptures. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mike Kelley: Selections from Kandors. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: A Selection of Photo Editions. Patrick Painter Editions, Santa Monica, California

2008

Mike Kelley. Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Mike Kelley: Educational Complex Onwards: 1995-2008. WIELS Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium

2007

Kandor-Con 2000. Jablonka Galerie in cooperation with Harold Falckenberg at Halle 037, Ackerstrasse 76, Berlin, Germany
Kandors. Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Mike Kelley: Memory Ware Flats. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, New York
Mike Kelley: Hermaphrodite Drawings (2005-2006). Gagosian Gallery, London, England

2006

Mike Kelley: Profondeurs Vertes. musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: Liquid Diet and Related Works. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: 1975-1994 Works. Medium, St. Bathélemy, French West Indies

2005

Mike Kelley, Me • di • um, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Mike Kelley: Day is Done, Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea)

2004

Mike Kelley. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: The Uncanny. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria

2003

Mike Kelley: Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet. Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Sod and Sodie Sock (with Paul McCarthy). Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
The Poetics Project 1977-1997 (with Tony Oursler). The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, England

2002

Mike Kelley: Reversals, Recyclings, Completions, and Late Additions. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Mike Kelley: The Poetry of Form: Part of an Ongoing Attempt to Develop an Auteur Theory of Naming. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: Test Room. Galerie Art et Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Black Out. Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California
Mike Kelley: Selected Works 1982-1990. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York

2001

Mike Kelley. Sperone Jr., Rome, Italy
Memory Ware. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2000

The Poetics Project: 1977 – 1997 (Documenta Version, with Tony Oursler). Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Consolation Prize: Mike Kelley and John Miller. Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Destroy All Monsters: Postmodern Multimedia and Musical Mutations (Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and Cary Loren). Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Collaborative Works. Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mike Kelley: Sublevel, Framed and Frame, Test Room. Migros Museum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Unisex Love Nest. Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne, Germany
Mike Kelley & Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Sammlung Goetz and Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Mike Kelley. Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Categorical Imperative and Morgue. Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Memory Ware. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Mike Kelley: Paintings and Drawings from the Rowan Collection. Christie’s, New York, New York

1999

Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California
Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Mike Kelley and Ed Ruscha, Photographs. Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California
Mike Kelley: Two Projects. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Mike Kelley: Framed and Framed, Test Room, Sublevel. MAGASIN: Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble. Grenoble, France
Unisex Love Nest. Steirischer Herbst 99, Palais Attems, Graz, Austria

1998

Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
The Poetics Project: 1977-1997. (Barcelona version, with Tony Oursler), Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, New York
The Poetics Project: 1977-1997. (Documenta version, with Tony Oursler), Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Sublevel: Dim Recollection Illuminated by Multicolored Swamp Gas. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Strange Früt: Detroit Culture (with Jim Shaw and Carey Loren). Centrum Beeldende Kunst/Villa Alkmaer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In conjunction with the exhibition – I rip you, You rip me: honey, we’re going down in history

1997

Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mike Kelley. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Barcelona Version, with Tony Oursler). Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California
The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Documenta version, with Tony Ourlser). The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Documenta version, with Tony Oursler). Documenta 10, Kassel, Germany

1996

Land O' Lakes. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1995

The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter). Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Missing Time: Works on Paper 1974-1976 Reconsidered. Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Towards a Utopian Arts Complex. Metro Pictures, New York. New York
Mike Kelley: Recent Work. Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Mike Kelley. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Paul McCarthy/Mike Kelley. Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Flags and Video Heidi. Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany

1994

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
New Photographs. Metro Pictures, New York, New York

1993

Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (1994); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (1995)
Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler: White Trash Et Phobic (Installation-Video). Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1992

Mike Kelley. Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Alma Pater (Wolverine Den). Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany; Metro Pictures, New York, New York
The Riddle of the Sphinx and “Pansy Metal / Clovered Hoof. The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mike Kelley and John Boskovich. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1991

Mike Kelley: Half a Man. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Juana De Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Lumpenprole. Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1990

Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

1989

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Why I Got Into Art—Vaseline Muses. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Mike Kelley. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Pansy Metal / Clovered Hoof. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
Pansy Metal / Clovered Hoof. Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1988

Three Projects: Half a Man, From My Institution to Yours, Pay for Your Pleasure. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Half a Man. Metro Pictures, New York, New York

1987

Vintage Works: 1979-1986. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Two-artist exhibition with Chris Burden
Half a Man. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1985

Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile. Metro Pictures, New York, New York

1984

The Sublime. Metro Pictures, New York, New York
The Sublime. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1983

M'Monkey Island' and 'Confusion'. Los Angeles, California       
The Sublime. Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York

1982

'Monkey Island' and 'Confusion'. Metro Pictures, New York, New York

1981

Meditation on a Can of Vernors. Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1979

The Poltergeist: A Work Between David Askevold and Mike Kelley. Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, California