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Walter Demaria, American sculptor. Recipient International prize for fine arts, State of Baden-Wür Hemberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1986; Guggenheim fellow, 1969-1970. Member Royal Academy Fine Arts (Stockholm, foreign member since 1989).


Demaria, Walter was born on October 1, 1933 in Albany, California, United States.


Bachelor in History, University of California, Berkeley, 1957;Master of Arts in Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1959.


Organized happenings, University of California, BerkeleyOrganized happenings, California School Art, San Francisco, 1959-1960.


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    • One-man shows include 9 Great Jones St., New York City, 1963, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, 1965, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York City, 1966, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, 1968, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, 1968, Dwan Gallery, New York City, 1969, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland, 1972, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, 1974, Heiner Friedrich, New York City, 1977, 79, 19 Waverly Place, New York City, 1977, Dia Art Foundation, New York City, 1979, 80, 88, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1981, 83, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1984-1985, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986, Xavier Fourcade, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany, 1987-1988, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1989, Daimler-Benz, Mohringen, 1989, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, 1989, 92, 65 Thompson St., New York City, 1989, Kunsthaus Zurich, 1992, others. Exhibited in group shows at The Jewish Museum, New York City, 1966, Whitney Museum, New York City, 1966, 67, 68, 69, 76, 80, 84, Dwan Gallery, New York City, 1967, 68, 69, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1967, Los Angeles Museum Art, 1967, Richard Feigen Gallery, New York City, 1967, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany, 1968, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany, 1968, Bellamy-Goldowsky Gallery, New York City, 1968, Pinakothek, Munich, 1968, National Galerie, Berlin, 1968, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 1968, 69, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1969, 86, 90, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1970, 79, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1971, 75, 78, 82, 85, 87, 88, 89, Stadt Museum, Leverkusen, 1973, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, 1974, Hayward Gallery, London, 1980, Vassar college Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1982, Museum Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1984, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1984, Brooke Alexander, Incorporated, New York York City, 1985, Modern Art Center Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 1985, Museum Modern Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1986, Xavier Fourcade, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, 1986, Institute Contemporary Art University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1987, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, 1987, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece, 1990, Nippon Conventional Center, Tokyo, 1990, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1990, Indianapolis Museum Art, 1991, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1991, Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Richmond, 1992, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York City, 1993, others. Represented in permanent collections, Museum Modern Art, Dia Art Foundation, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Basel (Switzerland) Kunstmuseum.

      Pioneer in earthworks. Recipient Mather Sculpture prize Art Institute Chicago 1976.


Member Royal Academy Fine Arts (Stockholm, foreign member since 1989).