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JIM DeFRANCE

Born 1940, Alliance, Nebraska

EDUCATION

1965 M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
1962 B.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
1961, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, Connecticut

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1987
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1986
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1978
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1976
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO .1974
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1973
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA . 1973
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY .1970
La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA .1970
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA . 1969

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY . 2008
Love at First Sight: The Molly Barnes Collection, Los Angeles, CA. 2008
25th Anniversary Exhibit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA . 2007
20th Anniversary Exhibit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1997
Opening Exhibition, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV . 1995
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1995
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1992
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1990
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1988
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1987
Bank of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA .1987
A California Collection,Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1986-87
Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1986
Constructivism: 1986, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1986
Hunsaker Schlesinger, Los Angeles, CA .1985
Hunsaker Schlesinger, Los Angeles, CA .1984
Two Artist Exhibition with Laurie Fendrich, Los Angeles, CA .1984
Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL .1983
Faculty Choice, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA .1983
Quiet Commitment, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.1982
Canvasing L.A., Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art .1982
Visiting Artists, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA .1982
Paintings on Paper, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL .1982
In and Around Little Tokyo, Japanese-American Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA .1981
Decade: Los Angeles, Paintings in the Seventies, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA .1981
Los Angeles Abstract Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and University of California, Riverside, CA .1980
West Coast Drawing, University of Hartford, CT .1980
Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1979
McKennis Gallery, Richmond, VA .1979
1708 Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA .1979
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA .1978
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA . 1978
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA .1976
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA .1978
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA .1975
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA .1974
University of Nevada Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV .1974
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1974
The State of California Painting: 1972-73:
National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand;
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand;
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand;
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand;
City of Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Permutations: Light and Color, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL .1970
Looking West 1979, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE .1970
Galerie Illeana Sonnabend, Paris, France .1970
Nicholas Wilder Gallery/Michael Taylor, San Francisco, CA .1970
California State University, Los Angeles.1969
White Painting, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA .1969
Light/Motion/Reflected Light, 1968-69:
Edmonton Art Gallery, AlbertaCanada;
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA;
Brooks Memorial Gallery, Memphis, TN;
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA;
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS;
Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
Selections from the Charles Cowles Collection, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT and Pasadena Art Museum,
Pasadena, CA .1967-68
California State University, Los Angeles, CA .1967
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA . 1967
Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1967
Stanford University Art Museum, Palo Alto, CA . 1967
1966 Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA . 1967
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY . 1967
New Modes in California Painting and Sculpture, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA . 1967
Critic’s Choice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA . 1967
The Hard Edge, Pomona College, Pomona, CA . 1967
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY .1967
Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .1965

GRANT

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant, 2010

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

Donahue, Marlena, Los Angeles Times, November 13, 1987
Danieli Fidel, Buoyant Energy Set Free, ArtWeek, March 22, 1986
Gardner, Colin, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 1986
Preston, Meredith, The Play of Light, Los Angeles Times Magazine, November 24, 1985, pp. 36-40
Muchnic, Suzanne, A Vision of Quiet Commitment, Los Angeles Times, November 15, 1983
Rosengarten, Linda, Arts Magazine, May, 1978
Rye, Bjorn, Art Forum, May, 1978
Larsen, Susan, ArtNews, May, 1978
Battcock, Gregory ,Why Art, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1977
Perlmutter, Elizabeth, ArtNews, March, 1976
Marmer, Nancy, Art Forum, April, 1976
Plagens, Peter, Sunshine Muse, Contemporary Art on the West Coast, Praeger Publishers, 1974
Plagens, Peter, West Coast Blues, Art Forum, February, 1971
Battcock, Gregory, Wall Paintings and the Wall, Art Magazine, December, 1970
Masheck, Joseph, Art Forum, December, 1970
Marandel, J. Patrice, Art International, December, 1970
Danieli, Fidel, Art International, January, 1970
Danieli, Fidel, Some New Los Angeles Artists; James DeFrance, Peter Alexander, Barry LeVa, Art Forum, March, 1968

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Molly Barnes, Los Angeles, CA
James Brachman, Milwaukee, WI
Bruce Camay, New York, NY
Carole Caroompas, Los Angeles, CA
Caverhill and Associates, Beverly Hills, CA
Lori Carmel, Paradise Valley, AZ
Johnny Carson, Carson Productions, Burbank, CA
Cedar Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Vija Celmins, New York, NY
Charles Cowles, New York, NY
Jim Croul, Laguna Beach, CA
Fidel Danieli, Los Angeles, CA
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Steve and Laura Dunn, Beverly Hills, CA
Mimi and Leon Feldman, Beverly Hills, CA
Jaime and Susan Gesundheit, Van Nuys, CA
Steven and Deborah Goldblatt, Los Angeles, CA
Murray Gribin, Beverly Hills,CA
Harrah’s, Reno, NV
Susan Helms, Los Angeles, CA
Roger Hill, Beverly Hills, CA
Richard G. Hunt, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Ralph Hutchings, Beverly Hills, CA
Hyatt Grand, Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Kopolove, Los Angeles, CA
Krupp, Portland, OR
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
La Jolla Museum of Fine Arts, La Jolla, CA
Jack Lawrence, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara Lazaroff and Wulfgang Puck, Beverly Hills, CA
Wulfgang Puck, Granita, Malibu, CA
Wulfgang Puck, Spago, Las Vegas, NV
Hoyt Leisure, Los Angeles, CA
Bob and Bonnie Levin, Los Angeles, CA
Sanford Levine, Los Angeles, CA
Charles and Lidia Levy, Bel Air, CA
Renee and John Maltz, Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Al Markowitz, Pacific Palisades, CA
Dr. Judd Marmer, Los Angeles, CA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Randy Nonberg, Pacific Palisades, CA
Connoly Oyler, Santa Monica, CA
Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL
Peter Plagens and Laurie Fendrich, New York, NY
Faith Plating, Los Angeles, CA
Robinson’s, Beverly Hills, CA
Craig and Linda Safan, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Schwartz, Santa Monica, CA
Security Pacific Bank, Tokyo, Japan
Lloyd Taylor, Wilmington, VT
Roger Wachtell, Pasadena, CA
Jerry Weintraub, Los Angeles, CA
Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Santa Monica, CA
Charles Wilson, Beverly Hills, CA
The Wyatt Company, San Diego, CA