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Born in 1934 in Berkeley, California. Died 2011.

EDUCATION

1964-1965            
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1957-1962             
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                         
David Zwirner, New York

2016                         
The Elkon Gallery, New York

2015                         
John McCracken: Red, Black, Blue, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York Florain
Hecker/John McCracken, Künstlerhaus KM-, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria [two person exhibition] [catalogue published in 2016]

2013                         
John McCracken: Works from 1963-2011, David Zwirner, New York [catalogue published in 2014]

2012                         
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

2011                          
Castello di Rivoli - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin [catalogue]

2010                         
John McCracken: New Works in Bronze and Steel, David Zwirner, New York

2009                       
Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2008                       
David Zwirner, New York

2006                       
Donald Judd & John McCracken: Selected Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco [two-person exhibition]
John McCracken: New Work, David Zwirner, New York

2005                        
John McCracken: Early Sculpture, Zwirner & Wirth, New York [catalogue]
John McCracken: Eighties, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
John McCracken, Paul McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich [two-person exhibition]
Turrell + McCracken, Godt-Cleary Projects, Las Vegas [two-person exhibition]

2004                       
John McCracken, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent [catalogue]
John McCracken: New Sculpture, David Zwirner, New York

2003                        
John McCracken: New Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

2002                        
Lisson Gallery, London

2000                       
John McCracken: New Sculptures, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
John McCracken: Rencontres 4, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris [catalogue]
John McCracken: Stainless Steel Sculptures, Zwirner & Wirth, New York

1999                        
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
John McCracken Sculpture 1987-1999 James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1998                         
John McCracken: Fluorescent Works, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva
A Arte Studio Invernizzi, Milan [catalogue]
Studio La Città, Verona, Italy [catalogue]

1997                         
Lisson Gallery, London
John McCracken: New Dimensions, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
John McCracken: Sculpture, David Zwirner, New York

1996                        
Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris

1995                         
Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna [catalogue]
Kunsthalle Basel [catalogue]
L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
John McCracken: Skulpturen, Galerie Tanit, Munich

1994                         
John McCracken: New Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
John McCracken: Recent Works, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva [catalogue]

1993                         
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
John McCracken: Paintings, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

1992                         
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
John McCracken, Nicolas Rule, Galerie Gerard Delsol & Laurent Innocenzi, Paris [two- person exhibition]

1991                         
Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris [catalogue]

1990                        
Lisson Gallery, London
John McCracken: New Sculpture, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
John McCracken: Sculpture, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm

1989                         
Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

1988                         
Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1987                         
Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1986                         
Heroic Stance: The Sculpture of John McCracken 1965-1986, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
[itinerary: Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, California;
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas] [catalogue published in 1987]

1985                         
John McCracken: Sculpture, Flow Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

1982                         
John McCracken: Recent Work, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1980                        
Meghan Williams Gallery, Los Angeles

1979                         
Dobrick Gallery, Chicago

1978                         
Meghan Williams Gallery, Los Angeles

1976                         
John McCracken: Paintings, Sculptures, and Notes, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara [exhibition publication]

1974                         
Seder-Creigh Gallery, Coronado, California John McCracken, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Art Gallery

1973                         
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1972                         
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1971                          
John McCracken: Wall Pieces, Pomona College Art Gallery, Pomona, California
Ace Gallery, Vancouver

1970                         
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1969                        
Four Works by John McCracken/Four Works by Agnes Martin, Robert Elkon Gallery, New York [two-person exhibition]
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris [catalogue]
John McCracken: Sculpture 1965-1969, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto [exhibition publication]

1968                         
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1967                         
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1966                        
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1965                         
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018                         
David Zwirner: 25 Years, David Zwirner, New York [catalogue forthcoming]
Elemental, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery, London

2017                         
Darren Bader (@mined_oud), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina Napoli (MADRE), Naples
Milwaukee Collects, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Plastic Show, Almine Rech Gallery, London
Red over Yellow: A Selection from a Private Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
We Are Here, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

2016                         
All About Color and Geometry: Selections from the Diana and Peter Jannetta Gift of Art,
The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
From Minimalism Into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York
I still believe in miracles: 30 years of Inverleith House, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
The Sonnabend Collection: Meio Século de Arte Europeia e Americana. Part 1/Half a Century of European and American Art. Part 1, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, 4 Porto, Portugal [catalogue]

2015                         
America Is Hard To See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [exhibition publication]
Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space, Karma, New York
LAX - MIA: Light and Space, The Surf Club, Miami
Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism, The George Economou Collection, Athens
Summer Group Exhibition, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

2014                         
Love Story: The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna [catalogue]
Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Babel Trilogy Part 3, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University [exhibition publication]
Sufficient Force: Minimal art, conceptual art and land art. The adventurous spirit of the American avant-garde art of the nineteen sixties, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Temporal Domain, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico [catalogue]

2013                         
9 From L.A., Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle
Andre, Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback, David Zwirner, New York
Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles [curated by James Welling]
Die Berliner Weltverbesserungsmaschine/The Berlin World Rehabilitation Machine, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin [catalogue]
From Triple X to Birdsong (In Search of the Schizophrenic Quotient), Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Santa Monica, California
Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New, The Museum of Modern Art, New York [catalogue]
A Place in Two Dimensions: A Selection from Colección Jumex + Fred Sandback, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
A Stone Left Unturned, Yvon Lambert, Paris [e-catalogue]
Suddenness + Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
THE UPPER ROOM: Reading the Surface, David Zwirner, London
Wall Works: Working with the wall since the 1960s, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin [catalogue published in 2014]

2012                         
Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, and Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California [three-part exhibition][catalogue]
EST-3: Southern California in New York. Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
For the Martian Chronicles, L&M Arts, Los Angeles
The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln [catalogue]
Group Shoe, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts [catalogue published in 2014]
Minimalism - Not Strictly Formal, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
The Nemesims, Team Gallery, New York
News from Nowhere, firstsite, Colchester, England
Poule!, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico [catalogue]
Stand still like the hummingbird, David Zwirner, New York
Stanley Kubrick, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
You Don't Know Jack, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles

2011                          
California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Fullerton College Art
Gallery, Fullerton, California [itinerary: Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, Califronia]
Group Show, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles 5
It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973, Part 2, Pomona College
Museum of Art, Claremont, California [part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945- 1980 organized by the Getty Center, Los Angeles] [catalogue]
The Language of Less (Then and Now), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago [catalogue]
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, Getty Center, Los Angeles [itinerary: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin] [part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 organized by the Getty Center, Los Angeles] [catalogue]
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California [part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 organized by the Getty Center, Los Angeles] [catalogue]
Square Dancing: Works by Peter Alexander, John McCracken, and Larry Bell, Nyehaus, New York
Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
What’s New, Pussycat? Torrance Art Museum, California [catalogue]

2010                        
\ (Lean), Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
20th Century Fox, Collection Vanmoerkerke, Ostend, Belgium
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Doppelte Rotation: Works from the Lafrenz Collection, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Gesture, Scrape, Combine, Calculate: Postwar Abstraction from the Permanent Collection, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
He’e nalu, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970, David Zwirner, New York [catalogue]
Reflection, Peter Blum, New York
Swell: Art 1950-2010, Metro Pictures, New York [three-part concurrent exhibition at Nyehaus and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York]
Take Me to Your Leader: The Great Escape Into Space, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo [itinerary: Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway] [catalogue]
Think Pink, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Wall & Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
With a Probability of Being Seen: Dorothee and Konrad Fischer: Archives of an Attitude, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona [itinerary: Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany [catalogue]

2009                       
6 Works, 6 Rooms, David Zwirner, New York
1968: Die Große Unschuld/The Great Innocence, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany [catalogue]
1969, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Anish Kapoor, John McCracken, David Rabinowitch, Rachel Whiteread, Fredericks & Freiser, New York
California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948-2008, Part II, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Cycle Rolywholyover: Jeffmute, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva
DIE KUNST IST SUPER!, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Joni and Monte Gordon Art Collection: I Can’t Help Myself, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, California
Looking Back – The White Columns Annual, selected by Primary Information, White Columns, New York
Rip-Off: Between Appropriation and the Appropriated, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York
Themes and Variations: From the Mark to Zero, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Vraoum! Trésors de la bande dessinée et art contemporain, La Maison Rouge, Paris 6

2008                       
Call it what you like! Collection Rik Reinking, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [catalogue]
The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York
Eye on the Sixties: Vision, Body, and Soul - Selections from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California [catalogue]
The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York
God is Design, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo [catalogue]
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London [catalogue]
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, New York
Private/Corporate V, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Selections from the Collection of Helga and Walther Lauffs, David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, New York [itinerary: Hauser & Wirth, Zürich] [catalogue published in 2009]
The Skat Players, Vilma Gold, London
Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the San Diego MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney [catalogue]
Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [itinerary: Hot Spots, Kunsthaus Zürich] [catalogue]

2007                        
…e Ricomincio da Tre, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
An Architect Collects: Robert Kleinschmidt and a Lifetime of Fine Arts Acquisitions, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois [catalogue]
Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California [catalogue]
Aspects, Forms, and Figures, Bellwether Gallery, New York
Début de siècle, Musée département d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany [catalogue]
Flashback, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England [itinerary: CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France] [catalogue]
Paint It Blue: ACT Art Collection Siegfried Loch, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany [catalogue]
Sculpture, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s from LACMA’s Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [catalogue]
Tomorrow Now: when design meets science fiction, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg [catalogue]
Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los Angeles, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich
Yäq, La Planta, Arte Contemporaéneo Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico

2006                       
Collection Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Elemental Form, L&M Arts, New York [catalogue]
FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany [catalogue]
Galerie Patrick Seguin Invites Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
Invisible Might: Works from 1965 to 1971, Nyehaus, New York [catalogue]
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
La Dolce Vita: Selections from the Ruth and Murray A. Gribin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Los Angeles, 1955-1985: Birth of an Art Capital, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [catalogue]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Galerie Tanit, Munich
New Presentation, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Outdoor Sculpture, David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Southern California Minimalism, Las Vegas Art Museum
Thread, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

2005                        
Bridge Freezes Before Road, Gladstone Gallery, New York [catalogue]
The Dazzling Show: Rolf Ricke zu Gast, Galerie Christian Roellin, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Early California Minimalism: Planks, Cubes, and Washboards, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, California
Exit: Stepping Out of the Picture, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York [catalogue]
Fast Nichts: Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Hamburger
Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin [catalogue]
Peter Alexander, Jack Bush, Tony Delap, Friedel Dzubas, John McCracken, Elkon Gallery, New York
Private View 1980-2000 - Collection Pierre Huber: Un choix d´Yves Aupetitallot, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Shape of Colour, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Spectrum, Galerie Lelong, New York
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Tate Liverpool [itinerary: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York] [catalogue]
The The, Modern Art, London
Tracking and Tracing - Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2005, San Diego Museum of Art, California
Wilder: A Tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles 1965-1979, Franklin Parrasch Gallery and Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York

2004                       
Determined Pursuit: Highlights from the Longstaffe Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery
The LA That Influenced My Eye, Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [catalogue]
Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [catalogue published in 2006]
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas [catalogue]
Private/Corporate II, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York [catalogue]
Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
Visions of America: Contemporary Art from the Essl Collection and the Sonnabend Collection, New York, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg and Vienna [catalogue]

2003                        
Back to the Present: Minimalist Works from the Museum’s Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Basic Instinct: Minimalism Past, Present, and Future, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
California Artists of the Robert Elkon Gallery, Elkon Gallery, New York
The Exquisite Object, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York
Gelijk het leven is, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent [catalogue]
Minimal to the Max: The Brownstone Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida [catalogue]
Primary Matters: The Minimalist Sensibility, 1959 to the Present, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Space Vehicles: Allusion Objectified, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas [catalogue] 8

2002                        
August 2002 Group Show, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
big brown bag, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth in der Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland [catalogue]
Les années 70: l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
Pieces de Collection/Œuvres Contemporaines, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
Recent Acquisitions, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Surface to Surface, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Ten Years, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

2001                        
David Hockney, Leon Kossoff, John McCracken, Ken Price, Peter Shelton, Tom Wudi, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
I ♥ NEW YORK, David Zwirner, New York
Minimal, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Sammlung Hauser & Wirth/Part 2/Alternating Current, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth in der Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland [catalogue]
Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
Space Odyssey, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Timewave Zero/The Politics of Ecstasy, Grazer Kuntsverein, Graz [catalogue]

2000                       
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [catalogue]
Painting Zero Degree, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan [itinerary: Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Maryland; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio] [catalogue]

1999                        
The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000, Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]
Gallery Artists Summer Show, David Zwirner, New York
My name: Sammlung Falckenberg, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig [catalogue]
SITE Santa Fe: Postmark - An Abstract Effect, Santa Fe, New Mexico [catalogue]
Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California [exhibition publication]
The Rowan Collection: Passion and Patronage, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California [exhibition publication]
Tang: Domesticating the Industrial Aesthetic - Looking Back to the Future, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas
That Certain Look: The Minimalist Tradition in New Mexico, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

1998-2002            
Minimal Maximal, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany [itinerary: Kunsthalle BadenBaden, Germany; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul] [catalogue published in 1998]

1998                         
Chromaform: Color in Sculpture, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery [itinerary: University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton; Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas; University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, 9 Massachusetts; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas]
Elevator, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York
Five Years, 1993-1998, David Zwirner, New York
Group Show, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
Homemade Champagne, Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California [catalogue]
Pop/Abstraction, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia
Speed - Visions of an Accelerated Age, Whitechapel Gallery, London, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Canada [three-part exhibition] [catalogue]

1997                         
Continuity and Contradiction, Miami Art Museum
Radicaal-beeld, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands [exhibition publication]
Skulptur Projekte Münster 1997, Münster, Germany [catalogue]
Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark [itinerary: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles] [catalogue]
Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 3 - American Realities, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]

1996                        
Black and White, Gallery Seomi, Seoul
Chimeriques Polymères, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France [catalogue]
Squares or Lines, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva

1995                         
44th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting: Painting Outside Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. [catalogue]
Charles E. Craig, Jr. Multicultural Art Collection, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
From Behind the Orange Curtain, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California [catalogue]
Object and Image, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California Shape: Forming the L.A. Look, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California
Summer Exhibition, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

1994                         
Basic Black & White, Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles
Clarity, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Dear John, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne
Inaugural Exhibition, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva
New Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
Plane/Structures, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles [catalogue]
Vue du collectionneur, L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France [catalogue]

1993                         
In Context, Boritzer/Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Mariusz Kruk, John McCracken, Robert Therrien, Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris
Out of Sight Out of Mind, Lisson Gallery, London
Tony Berlant, John McCracken, Ed Moses, The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

1992                         
Bestände Onnasch, Reinhard Onnasch collection at the opening of Neues Museum
Weserburg, Bremen, Germany [catalogue]
Espace de l’Art Concret, Château de Mouans-Sartoux, Mouans-Sartoux, France
From Brancusi to Bourgeois: Aspects of the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York
Group Exhibition, Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris
La collection: tableau inaugural, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal [catalogue] 
10 LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery [catalogue]
Mnenosyne, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Selections from Salander-O'Reilly & Fred Hoffman Galleries, Salander-O'Reilly and Fred Hoffman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1991                         
1991 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [catalogue]
Fetish Finish: L.A.’s Cool School, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles [catalogue]
L.A. When It Began, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Monochrome, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Pop Art and Minimalism 1960-1975, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
A View from The Sixties: Selections from the Leo Castelli Collection and the Michael and Ileana Sonnabend Collection, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York [catalogue]
Visions/Revisions, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

1990                        
All Quiet on the Western Front?, Espace Dieu, Paris [catalogue}
Bridges: Anttila, Charlton, Gudmundsson, Mangold, McCracken, Ruckriem, Kirschenbaum, Uglow, Umberg, Quaytman, Persons & Lindell Gallery, Helsinki
Early On: Robert Irwin, John McCracken, et al., Newspace, Los Angeles
Ericson & Ziegler: Proposals and John McCracken: Drawings and Sculpture 1965-71, Wolff Gallery, New York
The Future of the Object! A Selection of American Art; Minimalism and After, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp [catalogue]
John Baldessari, Tony Cragg, John McCracken, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Minimal 1960-1990 Los Angeles, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles [exhibition publication published in 2013]
Tribute to Nicholas Wilder, Stuart Regen Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1989                         
Contemporary Directions: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism in America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
John McCracken, Olivier Mosset, Stephen Westfall, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco
Object of Thought, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Sculpture: Andre, Heizer, Judd, Knoebel, Lewitt, McCracken, Nauman, Ruckriem, Serra, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Sculpture: Fulton, Genzken, Gudmundsson, Iglesias, Knoebel, McCracken, Ortwed, Uglow, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Simple in Appearances, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles
Year 1: A Survey, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1988                         
1900 to Now: Modern Art from Rhode Island Collections, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island [catalogue]
Collection Sonnabend, capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
La Couleur Seule: L’Experience du Monochrome, Musée St. Pierre d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France [catalogue]
One of a Kind: Contemporary Serial Imagery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery [catalogue]
Primary Structures, Gilbert Brownstone Gallery, Paris
Visual Silences, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles

1987                         
Colección Sonnabend, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [itinerary: Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy] [catalogue]
Diverse Directions: A Collector’s Choice: Selections from the Charles Craig Collection,
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California [catalogue]
The Early Show: California Art from the Sixties and Seventies, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California
New Locations, Wolff Gallery, New York [catalogue]
Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, Douglas
Wheeler, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
Sculpture of the Sixties, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1986                         
42nd Venice Biennale: Art and Science, Arsenale, Venice [catalogue]
Modern Objects, Baskervill Watson Gallery, New York
Selections from the Collection of Sterling Holloway, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles

1985                         
Art of Our Time: The Saatchi Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London [catalogue]

1984                         
Art of the States, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California [catalogue]
Faculty Art Exhibition, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

1983                         
Black on Black, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections, 1940-1980, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [catalogue]

1981                          
California: A Sense of Individualism, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
California Innovations, California State University, Fullerton, California and Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California

1978                         
California Perspective: Light and Space, California State University, Fullerton, California
1976 Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [catalogue]

1975                         
University of California, Irvine 1965-75, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California [catalogue]

1974                         
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Art Gallery

1971                          
Five Man Show, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles [itinerary: Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada]

1970                         
69th American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago [catalogue] Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]
A Decade of California Color, Pace Gallery, New York [catalogue]
Permutations: Light and Color, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago [catalogue]
Unitary Forms: Minimal Sculpture by Carl Andre, Don Judd, John McCracken, Tony Smith, San Francisco Museum of Art [catalogue]

1969                        
Between Object and Environment: Sculpture in an Extended Format, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia [catalogue]
Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]
Kompas 4 - WestKunst USA/West Coast USA, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands [catalogue]
West Coast 1945-1969, Pasadena Art Museum, California [itinerary: City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Fort Worth Art Center, Texas [catalogue]

1968                         
The Art of the Real: USA 1948-1968, The Museum of Modern Art, New York [itinerary: Grand Palais, Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich; Tate Gallery, London] [catalogue]
Cool Art - 1967, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut [catalogue]
Los Angeles Six, Vancouver Art Gallery [catalogue]
Options, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin [itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago] [catalogue]

1967                         
5th Paris Biennale, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris [itinerary: Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California] [catalogue]
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [itinerary: Philadelphia Museum of Art] [catalogue]
Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [catalogue]
Guggenheim International Exhibition 1967: Sculpture from Twenty Nations, Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York [itinerary: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; National
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts] [catalogue]
A New Aesthetic, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C. [catalogue]

1966                        
2 Dimensional Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Painting, Richmond Art Center, California
Five Los Angeles Sculptors, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine [catalogue]
Primary Structures, The Jewish Museum, New York [catalogue]
Sound Light Silence: Art That Performs, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri [catalogue]
Ten from Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion [catalogue]

1965                         
Science Age Totems, San Francisco Museum of Art

1964                         
Arts of San Francisco: Part II, San Francisco Museum of Art
Geoffrey Bowman, John McCracken, Carole Peel, Gwen Stone, Martial Westburg, Richmond Art Center, California

SELECTED MUSEUM & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California
The Broad, Los Angeles
Castello di Rivoli - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Colección Jumex, Mexico City
Collection Vanmoerkerke, Ostend, Belgium
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Puteaux, France
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Honolulu Museum of Art
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva
Musée de Grenoble, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego and La Jolla, California
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Oakland Museum of California
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Sammlung Lafrenz, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
The San Diego Museum of Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York