Deborah Butterfield | Resume

Born in 1949 in San Diego, lives in Bozeman, MT

M.F.A., University of California, Davis
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
B.A., University of California, Davis

Selected individual exhibitions
Three Sorrows, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (also 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1994, 1991)

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago (also 2010, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1983, 1979, 1977, 1976)

LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California (also, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2006)

The Nature of Horses, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

30th Anniversary Exhibition, Greg Kucera Gallery

Essence: The Horses of Deborah Butterfield, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids Township, MI

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (also 2006, 2004, 2001, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1989)
University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Ed Thorp Gallery, New York, New York
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Park Avenue Median, Between 52nd and 54th Street, New York, New York

University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at LaFayette
Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL

Edward Thorp Gallery, New York (also 2000, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1988, 1986)
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

undt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
Rockford College, Rockford, Ill
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Botanica Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe

CLC Gallery, Bethel college, St Paul, MN
San Diego Museum of Art

Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
Deborah Butterfield: Sculpture 1980-1992, Madison Art Center (also 1976)

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables

Denver Art Museum, CO

The Faith and Charity in Hope Gallery, Hope, ID (catalog)

DeWeese Contemporary Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu (brochure)

Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
Ohio State University Gallery of Fine Art, Columbus

O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York (also 1982, 1979, 1978)
University of Nevada, Reno
Concourse Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco

Oakland Museum, CA
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center
San Antonio Art Institute, TX
Aspen Center for the Visual Arts
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Seattle Art Museum
Dallas Museum of Arts
Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
Mayor Gallery, London

ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles (traveled)
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Galerie Zwirner, Cologne
Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco

Selected GROUP Commissions

Santa Barbara Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA


International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Animal, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France (catalogue)
What is Art For? Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Great Hall High Bay, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Beauty in the Beast, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

ew Space: Inaugural Exhibition, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Two in Montana: Deborah Butterfield and John Buck, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman

The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

Birds and Beasts, Seattle Art Museum
Spring/Summer '94 Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Bellevue Arts Commission 1994 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

Walla Walla Foundry: Selected Sculpture, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
The Third Dimension: A Survey in Sculpture, Bank of America Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Contemporary Sculpture: Perspectives on the Permanent Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, -*Richmond
Thirty Years of the Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 1961-1991, The Contemporary Museum, HI

Horse Fresh 16, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville (catalog)
Nature's Materials, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-1985, Cincinnati Art Museum (traveled)
Montana, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Coming of Age: Twenty-one Years of Collecting by the Madison Art Center, WI

Sculpture since the Sixties from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalog)

Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog)
Twelve Artists, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; traveled to: San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Oakland Museum,CA; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Orlando Museum of Fine Arts, FL; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, curated by Marcia Manhart and Tom Manhart (catalog)

The Call of the Wild: Animal Themes in Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Sculpture Court, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York
Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Third Western States Exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum (catalog/traveled)
Butterfield/Buck: A Collaboration, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (traveled)

Body and Soul: Aspects of Recent Figurative Sculpture, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (catalog/traveled)
Deborah Butterfield and John Buck, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
The Horse in 20th Century Art, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
Mile 4, Chicago Sculpture International

American Sculpture: Three Decades, Seattle Art Museum
A Celebration of American Women Artists, Part II: The Recent Generation, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalog)
Naturlich, Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia
American Sculpture: Three Decades, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington
Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Living with Art Two, Miami University Art Museum, the Walter and Dawn Netsch Collection, Oxford, OH
Sculpture Then and Now, The Major Gallery, London

S/300 Sculpture Tri-centennial, Philadelphia Art Alliance
Montana Women Artists and the Environment, Missoula Museum of the Arts, MT
100 Years of California Sculpture, Oakland Museum (catalog)
The West as Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA

A New Bestiary: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond
Works from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art: A Seventies Selection, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Montana Current/Ideas, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT (catalog)
Painting and Sculpture Today 1980, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

1979 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalog)
Eight Sculptors, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (catalog)
Decade in Review: Selections from the 1970s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Presence of Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Seventy-Sixth Exhibition of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago (catalog)

Selected Collections
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe
Art Institute of Chicago
Atlanta Richfield Company, Los Angeles
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
BankAmerica Corporation, Costa Mesa, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Boise Art Museum, ID
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Cincinnati Art Museum
Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI
Clise Properties, Seattle
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Copley Square, Urban Development Corporation, Boston
Dallas Art Museum
Delaware Museum of Art
Des Moines Art Center, IA
Denver Art Museum, CO
Greenwich Arts Council, CT
Hallmark Cards Incorporated, Kansas City, MO
Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
H.M. de Young Museum, San Francisco
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB
Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, MO
Lowe Museum, University of Miami, FL
Meijer Sculpture Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
New Orleans Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Oakland Museum of Art, CA
Ohio University, Athens
Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA
Pasadena Community College, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Portland International Airport, OR
Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Rayovac Corporation, Madison, WI
Sacramento Corporate Center, CA
Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
San Diego Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
Seattle Art Museum
Toledo Museum of Art, OH
University of California, Davis, Alumni Center
University of California, Los Angles, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Walker Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Whitney Museum of Art, New York
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

Selected Commissions

Ohio State University, Athens

Houston's Restaurants, Baltimore

Denver Art Museum


Marcia Simon Weisman Foundation, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA, LosAngeles

entral Washington University, Ellensburg
Portland International Airport, OR

Kansas City Zoo

Walker Art Center, Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis

Urban Development Corporation, Boston

Gladstein & Heesy, Kentucky Derby Festival of Arts, Churchill Downs

Corporate Center, Sacramento

Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI