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1951 Born in Hartford
Lives and works in Los Angeles


1969–1971 BFA, Carneggie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

1974 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia


2015 Brandywine River Museum of Art, Pennsylvania. Gradients. (8 August 2015 – 15
November 2015)

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA. Things Beyond
Resemblance: James Welling Photographs. (8 August – 15 November)

2014 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Diary of Elizabeth and James Dixon, 1840-
41/Connecticut Landscapes, 1977-86. (1 November 2014 – 12 April 2015)

2013 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur Switzerland. Autograph. (30 November 2013
– 16 February 2014)

Maureen Paley, London. James Welling. (6 September – 6 October)

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The
Mind on Fire. (22 March – 16 June)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati. Monograph. (2 February – 5 May)

University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst, Amherst. Open
Space. (31 January – 5 May)

2012 MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England. The Mind on Fire. (14 September – 25
November). Exhibition travelled: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea,
Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver,

David Zwirner, New York. Overflow. (7 September – 27 October)

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. Wyeth. (24 March – 22
July). Exhibition travelled: Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford; Donald
Young Gallery, Chicago.

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Geometric Abstraction. (28 February – 30 March)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Wyeth. (20 January – 10 March)

2011 Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid. (19 November – 23 December)

Maureen Paley, London. (13 April – 22 May)

2010 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis. New Pictures 3: James Welling, Glass
House. (19 August 2010 – 7 March 2011)

Various public sites, Prato, Italy. Thomas Ruff Prato. (16 October 2010 – 30
January 2011)

David Zwirner, New York. Glass House. (24 March – 24 April)

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Glass House. (25 January – 5 March)

2009 Donald Young Gallery, Chicago. Hapax Legomena.

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Notes on Color. (5 February – 28 March)

Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris. (17 January -28 February)

Maureen Paley, London.

2008 Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. (19 September –
31 October)

David Zwirner, New York. Works 1980-2008. (5 April – 1 May)

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. James Welling. (29 February – 4 April)

The Suburban, Oak Park, NJ. Walead Beshty & James Welling.

2007 The Horticultural Society of New York, New York. Implant. (7 August – 31

Maureen Paley, London. James Welling. (19 April – 20 May)

David Zwirner, New York. James Welling. (21 March – 5 May)

The Horticultural Society of New York, New York. Implant. (7 August – 31

2006 Galerie Nelson, Paris. (4 November -22 December)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. New Photographs. (18 January – 4 March)

Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. James Welling.

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago. James Welling.

2005 David Zwirner, New York. New Work. (7 April – 7 May)

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. James Welling. (18 February – 1 April)

2004 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. New Photographs. (10 April -15 May)

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York. Agricultural Works: Photographs by
James Welling. (7 February – 9 April)

2003 Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna. (19 November
2003 – 28 February 2004)

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan. James Welling. (20 March – 30 May)

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. James Welling. (19 April – 17 May)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Photographs. (4-28 June)

Gorney Bravin & Lee, New York. James Welling: Los Angeles Photographs.

2002 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. James Welling: Abstract. Exhibition travelled:
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto.

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago. James Welling: Abstract.

2001 Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

MOCA, Los Angeles. James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999. (6 May – 26

2000 Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York.

Galerie Nelson, Paris.

Wexner Art Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus. James Welling:
Photographs 1974-1999. Exhibition travelled:The Baltimore Museum of Art,
Baltimore; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels.

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. New Abstractions. (18 March – 15 April)

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.

1999 Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City. Photographs 1981-98.

Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich.

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Recent Works. (8 September – 16 October)

1998 Gallery Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna. Paul
Strand/James Welling. (23 September – 21 November)

Leslie Tonkonow, New York. Early Photographs: 1976-1985. (12 September – 31

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Light Sources. (18 April – 16 May)

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Galerie Nelson, Paris.

Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg.

1997 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. Light Sources.

Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels. Light Sources.

S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto. Light Sources.

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam. Light Sources.

Haus of Prints, Multiples, and Drawings, Antwerp, Belgium. Eastern Window.

1996 Camden Art Center, London. Calais Lace Factories.

1995 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. New Photographs. (15 April -31 May)

Whitney Center, Hamden, CT.

Jurgen Becher Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

American Fine Arts, New York. The Ugly America.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. Project room.

1994 Galerie Nelson, Paris.

Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. Gaylen Gerber,
Angela Grauerholz, James Welling. (24 March – 30 April)

Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.

Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam.

1993 Le Channel, Galerie de l'ancienne poste, Calais, France. Usines de Dentelle.

Galerie Hufkens, Brussels.

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Photographs 1977-1993. (20 October – 30

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco. James Welling and Rodney Graham.

S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. Calais Lace Factories.

1992 Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany. James Welling and Candid

Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart, France.

Musée de la Roche-sur-Yon, France.

Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris.

Donald Young Gallery, Seattle.

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.

Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York. The Gangplank.

1991 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York.

Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France. James Welling and Christopher Williams.

1990 Galerie le Sous-sol, Paris.

Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris.

Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland. James Welling and Vikky Alexander.

1989 Galerie Nächst Saint-Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. Katalog. (29
April – 27 May)

Beaver College, Glenside, PA.

Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York. James Welling and Holly

1988 Christine Burgin Gallery, New York.

Galerie Philip Nelson, Lyon, France.

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York.

Feature, Chicago.

1987 Richard Kuhlenschmidt, Los Angeles.

Feature, Chicago.

Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris.

1986 Cash/ Newhouse, New York.

Coburg Gallery, Vancouver. James Welling and Rodney Graham.

1985 Cash/ Newhouse, New York.

1984 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo.

Cash Gallery, New York. James Welling and Allan McCollum.

1983 Simon Frazer University, Vancouver. James Welling and Vikky Alexander:
Artificial Miracles.

1982 Metro Pictures, New York.

CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

1981 Metro Pictures, New York.

1976 Arco Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles.

1974 University of California-Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine. Hair Helmet.

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. MFA Thesis Exhibition.

1973 Project, INC., Cambridge, MA.

1971 Fine Arts Building, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg. Five Shows/Five Days.


2015 IAC, Villeurbanne, France. Rideaux/Blinds. (6 February – 3 May)

The Getty Center, Los Angeles. "Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing
Photography". (14 April - 6 September 2015)

2014 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Back Grounds: Impressions Photographiques
(2). (28 June – 15 August)

2013 Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston. The
Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. (20 September – 1

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago. Think First, Shoot Later:
Photography from the MCA Collection. (18 May – 10 November)

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Alchemical, curateds by Kevin Moore. (10 July
– 10 August)

Dann Gunn, Berlin. "THINGE" with Ingrid Furre, Joseph Grigely, Kentaro Hiroki,
Narelle Jubelin, Ian Kiaer, Antonina Sofronova, James Welling and Richard
Wentworth. (7 June – 3 August)

Wallspace, New York. Tenth Anniversary Show. (27 June – 2 August)

Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin. The Estate. (29 March – 27 July)

2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Dark Matters:
Selections from the Collection. (6 July 2012 – 6 January 2013)

Apexart, New York. The Permanent Way. (6 June – 28 July)

Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland. Last Exit: Pictures. (15 March
– 21 April)

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago. This Will Have Been: Art, Love
& Politics in the 1980s. (11 February – 3 June). Exhibition travelled: Walker Art
Center, Minneapolis; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. 101 Collection:
Route 3. (19 January – 25 February)

2011 MAK, Vienna. Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art
Photography. (7 December 2011 – 22 April 2012)

Bozar, Brussels. Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path. (27 May – 11 September)

Galerie Perrotin, Paris. Process(ing). (7 May – 18 June)

Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, England. Anti-Photography. (17 January
– 2 April)

Julie Saul Gallery, New York. 25 Years/25 Artists.

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York. Fabric is Form.

2010 The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Outside the box. (23 May – 29 August)

MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood. How Many Billboards? Art
in Stead. (8 February – 30 June)

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland. After Architects. (28 March – 24 May)

Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria. Milk Drop Coronet.

2009 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Pictures Generation, 1974-
1984. (21 April – 2 August)

Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. 90.

2008 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Pictures: Gerhard Richter, Andreas Slominski,
Wolfgang Tillmans, James Welling. (19 December 2008 – 24 January 2009)

The Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York. Photography on Photography:
Reflections on the Medium since 1960. (8 April – 19 October)

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles. Stephen Prina, James Welling, B.Wurtz.

David Zwirner, New York. The Gallery. (3 July – 8 August)

Whitney Musuem of American Art, New York City. Whitney Biennial. (6 March – 1

Ausstellung im Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany. Kavalierstart.

Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. La fête est permanente / The Eternal

2007 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Wako Works of Art: 15 years/ Part I. (27 October – 27

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Concrete Works. (2 June – 27 July)

Galerie Nelson, Paris. 25th Anniversary. (13 January – 23 February)

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France. Les Temps Modernes.

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Viewfinder.

2006 Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal. The 80's: A Topology. (11 November 2006 – 1
5 April 2007)

Centre Pompidou, Paris. Los Angeles 1955-1985, Naissance d'une capitale
artistique. (8 March – 17 July)

Musée Roger Raveel, Machelen - Zulte, Belgium. Mystique de la couleur.

2005 Château d’Arenthon, Alex, France. Enchanté château.

Frac Franche-Comté, Besacon, France. L'invention du paysage.

Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France. Theorema. Une collection
privée en Italie, la collection d'Enea Righi.

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati. Blooming: A Summer Garden for the Picking.

2004 Sutton Lane, London. In America.

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. Art History: Photography references

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Vigo, Spain. The Last Picture Show: Artists
Using Photography (1960-1982).

Jeu de Paume, Paris. Eblouissement.

Passage de Retz, Paris. D’une image qui ne serait pas du semblant, La
photographie écrite. 1950-2005.

Independent Curators International, New York. 100 Artists See God.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. The Big Nothing.

CCA Wattis Institute and Independent Curators International, San Francisco.
Likeness: Portraits by Artists by Other Artists.

Inman Gallery, Houston. Double Exposure: A Portfolio of Photographic Diptychs.

2003 Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Liz Deschenes: Back Grounds-Impressions
Photographiques. (22 February – 22 March)

Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Inaugural Exhibition. (25 January – 1 March)

Feigen Contemporary, New York. Imaging the abstract.

Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria. Rethinking photography III. Die Relativierung
des Objektbezuges in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie.

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston. Print Publishers Spotlight: Edition Schellman.

Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany. Double exposure.

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Prima facie.

Christies, New York. Auction for Photographic Education in Afghanistan.

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.

Von Lintel Gallery, New York. Abstraction in Photography.

MOCA, Los Angeles. Artist's Gifts.

2002 Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Remarks On Color. (1 June – 26 July)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Transform the World 2002. (18 January – 15 March)

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago. Photography by Gallery Artists.

Galerie Nelson, Paris.

The Rise of Wall Street, New York. Art Downtown: New Photography.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto. Regarding Landscape.

LACMA, Los Angeles. New Acquisitions/ New Work/ New Directions 3:
Contemporary Selections.

City Gallery, Leicester, England. Fold, Drapery in Contemporary Visual Culture.

Whitney Museum, New York. Visions from America: Photographs from the
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001.

James Cohan Gallery, New York. Painting Matter.

Real Art Ways, Hartford. Acquiring Taste.

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich. Fotografie, Landschaften, Towntown,

2001 Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. Ellipsis. (10 July – 24 August)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. At Home. (8 June – 13 July)

Galerie Nächst St.Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna. Nature in
photography. (25 April – 25 May)

Maureen Paley, London. Kaye Donachie, Maureen Gallace, & James Welling.
(12 March – 18 April)

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. This Side of Paradise.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dôle, France. W.

Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA. Next Wave Prints.

2000 Galerie du Petit Château, Sceaux, France. Maisons, Portraits Singuliers.

FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Mises en jeu.

Sprüth Magers, Cologne, France. L.A. (10 March – 22 April)

Neues Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland. Mixing me, mory and Desire.

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus. As Painting: Division and Displacement.

Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York. Black and White.

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Photo Art Photo.

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany. Light-heeled, light-handed.

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York. A Changing Summer Group Exhibition.

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

1999 Kunstmuseum Wolsburg, Wolsbourg, Germany. Gesammelte Werke 1,
Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1968.

Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York.

Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles. Multiplicity.

Julie Saul Gallery, New York. Thin Air.

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. Plain Air.

Diözesanmuseum, Munich. Schöpfung.

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue.
(19 June – 30 July)

Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. Thomas Struth,
Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Welling. (17 March – 24 April)

1998 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson. Sea Change.

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Stare.

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Nouvelles acquisitions 97.

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo. Art that Happens to be Photography.

Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland. L’hypothèse du tableau vole.

Deition Schellman, New York. Sequences.

644 Broadway, New York. Launch of the New Evergreen Review.

Charim Kloker, Vienna, Austria. TransFiction 1.

Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France. Density ou le musée inimaginable.

Contempory Museum, Baltimore. In Site 98: Mysterious Voyages.

Lennon, Weinberg Inc., New York. Utz: A Collected Exhibition.

Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France. Exterminating Angel.

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. The Cultured Tourist. (11
November – 19 December)

Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna. Paul Strand/
James Welling. (23 September – 21 November)

Fraenkel Gallery, San Fransisco. Dust Breeding: Photographs, Sculpture, & Film.
(10 September – 31 October)

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. From the Heart: The Power of
Photograph - A Collector's Choice. (6 March – 7 June)

1997 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Heart Mind Body Soul: American
Art in the 1990’s.

Sudwest Landesband, Stuttgart, Germany. Kunst...Arbeit.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. Surface Auction.

Heaven, MoMA PS1, New York.

Wexner Center for the Art, Columbus. Staging Surrealism.

W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bring your own Walkman. (6 September – 12

Caisse des dépots et consignations, Paris. Photographie d’une collection.

Robert Miller Gallery, New York. About Painting 1.

Oakville Galleries, Ontario. Track Records: Trains and Contempory Photography.

David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Someone else with my fingertips: An exhibition
of photography, curated by Wilheim Schurmann. (31 January -15 March)

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France. Density or the unimaginable
museum / discontinuity / synchrony / presence.

Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles. Contemporary
Collections 97.

1996 Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. Prospect 96.

MOCA, Los Angeles. Recent Past.

American Fine Art, New York. 100 Photographs.

Photographers Gallery, London. Evident.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. Changing Summer Group Show.

Margot Levin Gallery, Los Angeles.

PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles.

Feature, New York.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. Muse (x) Editions: Recent Publications.

Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York. Blind Spot Photography: The First Four

The Work Space, New York. Swag & Puddle.

1995 Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam. Drawings and Photographs.

Ren Bransten Gallery, San Fransisco. Uta Barth, Candida Hofer, Andreas
Gursky, James Welling.

Art Metropol Toronto, Ontario. New acquisitions.

American Fine Art, New York. Summer Group Exhibition.

Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy. The Reflected Image.

Henry Art Museum, Seattle. After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography.

Baltimore Museum of Fine Art, Baltimore. Abstract Photography.

Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston. Degrees of Abstraction.

Castello di Beutivaglio, Bologna, Italy. Romantico Contemporaneo.

Whitney Museum at Champion, Stamford. Fact and Fiction: Photographs from
the Permanent Collection.

Mc Kinney Art Center, Dallas. Blind Spot.

Feature, New York. Strung in to Apollonian Dream.

1994 Galerie Nachst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. Gaylen Gerber,
Angela Grauerholz, James Welling. (24 March – 30 April)

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Pictures of the Real World (In Real time). (11
February – 12 March)

Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco. The Abstract Urge.

The Denver Art Museum, Denver. Experimental Vision.

Galerie du TNB, Rennes, France. Geometries.

Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, France. L’amour toujour.

Maier Museum, Lynschburg, VA. Transport.

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich. Werkstattquartier.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York. David Deutsch, Douglas Blau, James

Friends of Photography, San Fransisco. Content and Discontent in Today’s

Thomas Solmon’s Garage, Los Angeles. The world of tomorrow.

1993 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway. Nettwerk.

Royal Museum Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. The Sublime Void.

Metro Picture, New York. October one Portfolio.

Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris. Jean Marc Bustamante, Rosemarie Trockel,
James Welling.

Laura Carpenter Fine Arts, Santa Fe. Image First, Eight Photographers for 90’s.

L'Usine, Dijon, France. Oeuvres du Patrimoine Contemporain Régional.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York.

Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste, Calais, France.

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco.

Galleri F15 Alby, Moss, Norway.

1992 Documenta IX, Cassel, Germany. (13 June – 20 September)

Donald Young Gallery, Washington.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York.

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France. Une seconde pensée du paysage.

Wiener Sezession, Vienna. Skulpturen-Fragmente.

Anima Nosei Gallery, New York. Specs/Photography Group Show.

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy.

Christine Burgin Gallery, New York. Rodney Graham, Sherrie Levine, James

Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany.

1991 Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland. La revanche de l'image.

Richard Kuhlenschmift Gallery, Santa Monica.

Gare de l'est, Paris. Grandes lignes.

Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna. Vom Verschwinden der Dinge aus der Fotographie.

Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles. Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall, James

Turner/ Krull Gallery, Los Angeles. Photographing LA Architecture.

Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver; Aspen. Photography 1980-1990.

Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France.

1990 Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris. Figures et Lectures.

University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego. Perspectives on

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France. Le Diaphane.

Internation Center of Photography, New York. The Indomitable Spirit.

Johnen & Schüttle, Cologne, Germany.

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France. Une autre affaire.

Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

1989 MOCA, Los Angeles. A Forest of Signs. (17 October 1989 – 18 February 1990)

Donald Young Gallery, Washington.

Galerie Matteo Remolino, Turin, Italy.

Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. Abstraction in Contempory

The New Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York. Strange Attractors: Sign of

Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany. Pathetique.

Salama-Caro Gallery, London. International Camera.

Linda Ferris Gallery, Seattle.

Shea & Baker Gallery, New York. Diagrams and Surrogates.

Studio Guenzani, Milan.

1988 ICA, Boston. Utopia Post Utopia.

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York.

Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. Schlaf der Vernuft.

Galerie Lelong, New York.

Rooseum Museum, Malmo, Sweden. Art at the End of the Social.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bi Nationale: American Art of the Late 80's.

Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence Museum, New York. Hybrid Neutral.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. Implosion.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Photography and Art.

1987 Anina Nosei Gallery, New York. Lemieux, Kruger, Nagy, Welling.

Christine Burgin Gallery, New York. Fariba Hajamadi, Gerhard Merz, James

The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Cal Arts, Skeptical Belief(s).

Jamie Wolff Gallery, New York. New Locations.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. Recent Tendencies in Black and White.

Baskerville & Watson, New York. Art against AIDS.

Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany. The Ironic Sublime.

Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, New York. Generations of Geometry.

LA County Museum, Los Angeles. Photography and Art, 1946-86.

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria. Malerei-Wandmalerei.

Feature, Chicago. New photography.

Galerie Nachst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna. Clegg &
Guttman, Richard Prince, James Welling: Fotografien. (23 October – 17

Lawrence Olivier Gallery, Philadelphia. Photo Mannerisms.

1986 Cash/ NewHouse, New York. Vikky Alexander, Annette Lemieux, Allan
McCollum, James Welling.

Lieberman & Saul Gallery, New York. Visible Order.

Margo Leavin, Los Angeles. Paravision.

Kuhlenschmidt/ Simon, Los Angeles. Picture Perfect.

Lougelton Gallery, New York. Poetic Resemblance.

Baskerville & Watson, New York. Particulars.

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany. Barbara Ess, Ian Wallace, James

Coburg Gallery, Vancouver. Rodney Graham and James Welling.

1985 White Columns, New York. Seduction: Working Photographs.

Castelli Uptown, New York. A Summer Selection.

Metro Pictures, New York. Louise Lawler, Laurie Simonds, James Welling.

Cash/ NewHouse, New York. Final Love.

The Palladium, New York. Weird Beauty.

Feature, Chicago. Blow-Up.

Cash/ NewHouse, New York. JAA Benefit.

303 Gallery, New York. P.

1984 Metro Pictures, New York. Artist's Call.

Nature Morte, New York. Civilization and the Landscape of Discontent.

Florida State University, Tallahassee. Natural Genre.

Musée d'Art Modern de Paris, Paris. Ailleurs et Autrement.

Cash Gallery, New York.

1983 Simon Frazer University, Vancouver. Vikky Alexander/ James Welling: Artificial

Marlborough Gallery, New York. In Plato's Cave.

1982 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York. Natural History.

A & M Artworks, New York. Trouble in Paradise.

Castelli Photographs, New York. Love is Blind.

Metro Pictures, New York. Photograph.

Texas Gallery, Houston. On Location.

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

The Kitchen, New York. Pictures and Promises.

Wiener Secession, Vienna. Erweitertre Fotografie.

1981 Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. James Welling.

Galerie Nascht St Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna.

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects, New York. Early Photographs 1975-85.

1980 Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan. Pictures in New-York Today.

Metro Pictures, New York. Opening Group Exhibition.

1979 Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT. Imitation of life.

New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Remembrances for tomorrow.

1978 The Kitchen, New York. The New West.

1976 LAICA, Century City, CA. Evening of works.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach. Southland Video Anthology.

1975 Project, INC., Cambridge, MA. Indian Summer.

1974 California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clara. MFA Thesis Exhibition.

1972 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Newick, Osher, Welling.


2009 "Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally", AICA USA (International Association of Art Critics, United States Section) for the 2008 exhibition at the Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
City Collection, Geneva
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge
Fonds d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Geneva
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Bourgogne, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, U.C.L.A. at the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museet for Samtidkunt, Oslo, Norway
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven