Born in Long Beach, California
1960 – 1963
Studied California State University, Long Beach
Los Angeles College of Art & Design
1964 – 1967
Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, Received BFA-MFA
Received Young Talent Grant, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles
1968 – 1970
Instructor, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
1973 – 1974
Taught Advanced Sculpture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Received Guggenheim Fellowship for Sculpture
Received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Taught Graduate Sculpture at Yale University
Resides in New York City


"Hands, Handles, Blades: Cleaver Configurations 1969-2009”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
Sculptures and Drawings 1966 - 2009 (Part I), Nolan Judin Berlin, Germany (solo)
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
“Barry Le Va Drawings 1967 to 2005”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
Barry Le Va: Wagner, Danese, New York, NY
Accumulated Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Barry Le Va, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (touring)
Black/White, Danese, New York
A Survey of Drawings 1966-2003 and Two New Scultpures, Galerie Juerg Judin, Vienna, Austia
Scrapbooks: Books to Drawings 1998-2003, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Phenomenal Bodies, Drammens Museum, Norway
From Pop to Now, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Five Sculptors Drawing: Drawings from the Seventies, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Barry Le Va: Black on Blue, Danese, New York
Recent Drawings/Early Works, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Drawings 1966-2000, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Nelly Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Contemporary Arts Musum, Houston
Retrospective, Sonnabend, New York
Topologies, White Box, New York
Diagrammatic Silhouettes: Large Scale Drawings From 1987, Danese, New York
Catalogued Confined, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Barry Le Va, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Smatterings: Works on Paper 1967 -1998, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Bill Jensen, Barry Le Va, Pat Steir New Work, Danese, New York
Deep Thought II, Basilico Fine Arts, New York
Large Scale Works on Paper, Danese, New York
Summer Group Show, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NY
Diagrams of Thought, Nolan/ Eckman Gallery, New York
Recovered Catalogued Confined, Danese, New York
Galerie Zell-am-See, Austria
Bunker Drawings, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Sculpture and Drawings, Georges Philippe Valloise, Paris
Pages from a Sketchbook-Japanese Lacquerware, Nolan/ Eckman Gallery, New York
Sonnabend Gallery, New York (solo)
Zeichnungen 1965-1993, Staatlichen Graphischen Sammlung München
Staadtischen Museum Leverkusen, Schloss Morsbroich
Collage and Drawing 1988-1993, Nolan/ Eckman Gallery, New York
Galerie Georges-Philippe Valloise, Paris
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
American Art: 1930-1970, Lingotto, Torino, Italy
The New Museum Auction: 15th Anniversary Benefit Auction, New York
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
New Editions, Nigel Greenwood Inc., London, England
Mel Bochner, Carroll Dunham, Barry Le Va, Terry Winters, Galerie Faust, Geneva, Switzerland
Immaterial/ Objects: Works from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art", Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza; Equitable Center; Philip Morris, New York
A View from the Sixties: Selections from the Leo Castelli Collection and the Michael and Illeana Sonnabend Collection, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
The Texas Variations, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Concept-Decoratif: Anti-formalist Art of the 70's, Nahan Contemporary, New York
Conceptual Art, Conceptual Forms, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France; Galerie Faust, Geneva, Switzerland (with Mel Bochner, Carroll Dunham, Terry Winters)
Grounded: Sculpture on the Floor, The University of Michigan, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Woodblock Prints and Related Drawings, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Barry Le Va Sculpture, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Barry Le Va: Glass, Bullets, Cleavers, 1968-1970, Staadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Sculpture, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Barry Le Va 1966-1988, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
1967: At the Crossroads, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Drawings, Sulvia Cordish fine Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Points of Contact, Laurie Ruben Gallery, New York
Knoebel, Le Va, Nauman, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Drawings from the Eighties, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
American Eccentric Abstraction, Blum Helman Gallery, New York
Art From Two Continents, Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Between Geometry and the Gesture: American Sculpture 1965-75, Palacio De Velazquez Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Europe/ America, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Margaret Roeder Gallery, New York University, New York
Summer Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Large Drawings, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Minding Measure: Measuring Mind, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
Large Drawings: Le Va, Morris, Naumann, Serra, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Object, Structure, Artiface, University of South Florida Art Galleries, Tampa, Florida
Language, Drama, Source & Vision, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Sculptor as Draftsman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Drawing Conclusions, A Survey of American Drawings 1958-1983, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
P. S. #1, Long Island City, New York
Beaver College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Yarlow-Salzman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
The New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Working Drawings, Hunter College, New York
Drawing Distinctions (Tendencies in American Drawings of The Seventies), Louisiana Museum, Denmark; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Stadtische Galerie, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Variants: Drawings by Sculptors, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Schemes: A Decade of Installation Drawings, Elise Meyer Gallery, New York
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England
Michelle Lachowsky, Bruxelles, Belgium
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Otis Art Institute, Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, California
The New Museum of Art, New York
Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, California
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Summer Group Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Installation, Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa, Florida
New York Now, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Andre, Le Va, Long, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1977 Whitney Biennial, The Whiney Museum of American Art, New York
Drawings (Barry Le Va, Sol Lewitt) , Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
Installations (Andrea Blum Freya Hansell, Barry Le Va), The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Claire Copley Gallery, Los Angeles
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
Claire Copley Gallery, Los Angeles
Bykert Gallery, New York
Espace 5, Montreal, Canada
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut
Bykert Gallery, New York
Toselli Gallery, Milan, Italy
Felix Handshin Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Zwirner Gallery, Cologne Germany
Bykert Gallery, New York
Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Bykert Gallery, New York
Ursula Wevers Gallery Projection, Cologne, Germany
Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
955,000, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Art in the Mind, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
Projections, La Jolla Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Nine Artists, Nine Spaces, Minnesota State Arts Council, Minneapolis, Michigan
Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 Painters, 1 Sculptor, California State College, Los Angeles, California
Lytton Center of Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California


Le Va, Barry. "Notes by the Artist", in Bochner, Le Va, Rockburne, Tuttle. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio: 1975, pp. 16-24.
Le Va, Barry. "Notes on a Piece by Barry Le Va: Extended Vertex Meetings: blocked, blown outward", Studio International, vol. 182, no. 938, November 1971, pp. 178-9.
"Barry Le Va", Design Quarterly, vol. 74/ 75, pp. 46-57.