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Stephen Kaltenbach

1940 
born in Battle Creek, Michigan

lives and works in Davis, California




EDUCATION

1966-67
University of California, Davis, CA, M.A.

1963-67
University of California, Davis, CA, B.A. (Honors)

1958-63
Santa Rosa Junios College, Santa Rosa, CA
 

TEACHING

1970-2005
California State University, Sacramento, CA

1968-69
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
 

AWARDS

1979-80
Guggenheim Fellowship

1977-78
Faculty Research Grant

1977-78
National Endowment for the Arts

1967
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1966
Regents Fellowships, University of California, Davis, CA

1963
Regents Scholarships, University of Califonia, Davis, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2023

Deep Time, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
 

2022

Stephen Kaltenbach, another year in LA, CA
 

2021

Totems, Pacific Design Center, California, USA
 

2020

The Beginning and The End, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA

Bye Bye future! L'Art de voyager dans Le temps, Musée royal de Mariemont, Belgium 
 

2019 

SLANT STEP FORWARD, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, USA

What Death Does, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY

You are Me, Piergori, New York
 

2018-2019

West by Midwest, MCA Chicago, IL
 

2019

Slant Step Observations, Bert Green Fine Art,Chicago,IL 
 

2017

Sky Totems and Other Bad Ideas, Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, USA

Index of Possibilities, Museum of Art, Lodz, Poland
 

2016

Viewing Room: Stephen Kaltenbach, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Architecture of Life, Berkley Art Museum and Parcific Film Archive, Berkley, USA

Mind over Matter, Berkley Art Museum and Parcific Film Archive, Berkley, USA
 

2015 

Bad Ideas, Pacific Design Center, California, USA
 

2014

Stephen Kaltenbach: Drawings, Times Capsules and Room Alternationas, Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago

Drawings, Time Capsules and Room Alterations, Bert Fine Art, Chicago

Black & White, Another year in LA Gallery, Los Angeles
 

2011

slantstep 2, Specific Object, New York
 

2010

Legend Anotating the Elephant, West Hollywood, CA
 

2009

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Nuclear Projects and Other Works, Verge Gallery and Studio Project, Sacramento, CA


2008

Time Capsules, another year in LA Gallery, Los Angeles
 

2007

Room constructions: Blueprints and Models, Another year in LA Gallery, Los Angeles

Fire on Ice, Marzona Sculpture Park, Verzegnis, Italy


2005

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA


2000

Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York


1996

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


1990

One-Person Show, Natsoulas Novaloso Gallery, Davis, CA


1988

One-Person Show, Natsoulas Novaloso Gallery, Davis, CA

Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA


1987

Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Natsoulas Novaloso Gallery, Davis, CA


1985

Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA


1982

Portrait of My Father, Emmanuel Gallery, Colorado State

University, Auraria Campus, Fort Collins, CO


1980

Portrait of My Father, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA

Portrait of My Father, Oakland Museum


1979

Portrait of My Father, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA


1974

Portrait of My Father, Studies, A.C.G.


1972

Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 

1970

Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA


1969

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


1967

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2023

Stephen Kaltenbach and Seongmin Yoo, John Natsoulas Gallery, California
 

2016

Wolke und Kristall - Die Sammlung Dorothee und Konrad Fischer, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
 

2015

do it (adelaide), Samstag Museum, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
 

2014

A - Z. The Marzona Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
 

2013

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York

Far From Now, Outpost, Brooklyn

When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/ Venice 2013, curated by Germano Celant in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Kolhaas, Fondazione Prada, Venice
 

2012

Materializing "Six years": Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York

State Of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Orange Country Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 

2011

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 - 1981, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Meisterwerke der multiplizierten Kunst, Galerie Philipp Konzett, Vienna

Sculpture In So Many Words: Text Pieces 1960-75, ZieherSmith, New York

a box is a box is a box, Florence Loewy, Paris

You are me, Another Year in LA, Melrose, CA
 

2010

Quid Pro Quo, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Joint Dialogue, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CA
 

2009

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
 

2008

Self / Storage / Curatorial Industries, San Francisco, CA
 

2001

The Figure in Contemporary Ceramics

Art Express, Cabinet des estampes, Musée d'art modern et contemporain, Geneva
 

1998

Word Works 871, Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
 

1997

4 Northern California Artists, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

Manifestation of Ceramic Arts World Museum of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy

30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Gallery W, Sacramento, CA
 

1996

Arneson Chair Endowment Fund Exhibit

Performance, Fringe Art Festival

History of Figurative Ceramic Art Sculpture, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Sacred Fire, Jerusalem

20th Anniversary Exhibit, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

MOCA, Los Angeles

The Pacific Rim Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit, Hawaii

The Fax Project, Belgium
 

1995

S.O.F.A. Exposition, Chicago, IL

La Modernism Exposition 1994 & 1995

The Figure, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
 

1994

Sacramento Club Gallery 1993 & 1994

Art L.A Exhibition 1993 & 1994
 

1993

Large Scale Figurative Ceramics, California State University, Hayward, CA

New Art Forms, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
 

1992

30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
 

1991

NCECA Show 5th Annual Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

TB-9: A 30-Year Retrospective, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Muckenthaller Museum, Riverside, CA

Arneson Tribute, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Height, Width, Length, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Crocker Kingsley Artists, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA


1990

4th Annual Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

7 Objects 69/90, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

California A to Z, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 

Matrix Show, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA


1989

3rd Annual Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Arts for Amnesty, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

California-Europa Clay Redux, Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Dimensions: Two-Person Show with Tommie Moller, The Roseville Arts Center, Roseville, CA


1988

Artists for Amnesty, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2nd Annual Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Faculty-Alumni Show University of California, Davis, CA

One-Person-Show, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Peace, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Alumni, Santa Rosa J.C. Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA


1987

3 Decades of Art in Davis, Davis Art Center, CA

Local Artists for Global Thought, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

4 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA


1986

CSUS at SCC, Sacramento, CA

Biolo Cross-Hatch Show, 1986


1985

Century, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

30-000 BC to Present, Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

Shadow Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA


1984

Unique Photos since the Daquerrerotype, Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York 

Nuclear Sanity Show: W/Democratic Convention / Disarming Art, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Contemporary Surrealism, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


1983

The Slant Step Revisited, Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA

Correspondence Show, International Airport, San Francisco, CA

Cowtown, Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA


1982

In High Regard, Emanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Sculptors at University of California, Davis: Past and Present, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA 

Nelson Gallery and the Memorial Union Gallery, Davis, CA


1978

Stone Maple, San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA


1977

Time, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Stone Maple, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA


1976

Stone Maple, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA


1974

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA


1972

Evanston Art Museum, Evanston, IL

Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA


1971

Coffee, Tea and Other Cups, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York University of Nevada, Reno, NV

University of California, Davis, CA

Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


1970

955,000: Vancouver Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Drawing Society National Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York

Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Attitudes, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Conceptual Art Show, New York Cultural Center, NY Tokyo Biennial


1969

Language III, Dwan Gallery, New York

Street Works I - IV, New York

When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, CH

Plans and Projects, Kunsthalle Bern, CH

Conception Art / No Objects, Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen

March, Seth Siegelaub, New York

Finch College Museum, New York

Paula Cooper Conceptual Art Show, New York

Seattle Show - 557,087, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

The Art of Money, Chelsea Gallery, New York


1968

Soft Sculpture, American Federation of the Arts, New York

Earthworks, Dwan Gallery, New York

Nine at Leo Castelli, Castelli Warehouse, New York


1967

Four New Artists, Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA


1966

New Modes in California Sculpture, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
 

2009

Eleey, P. / Blanke, O. / Blom, I. / Osborne, P.: The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
 

2004

Neuburger, S.: Kurze Karrieren. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
 

2002

Boettger, S.: Earth Works, Art and the Landscape of the 60's. Berkeley 
 

2001

Norvell, P.: Recording conceptual art: early interviews with Barry, Huebler, Kaltenbach, LeWitt,

Morris, Oppenheim, Siegelaub, Smithson, Weiner. Berkeley

Kellein, T.: Art works. Sammlung Marzona, Kunst um 1968. Ostfildern-Ruit 

Pilar, P.: Extra Art: A Survey of Artists Ephemera. San Francisco 

Rorimer, A.: New Art in the 60's and 70's Redefining Reality. London 
 

2000

Newman, A.: Challenging Art, 1962-1974. London 
 

1995

Goldstein, A. / Rorimer, A.: Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975. New York 
 

1996

Millet, C. / Siegelaub, S.: 69-96. Avant Gardes et Fin de Siecle. The Context of Art / The Art of Context. Art Press, Paris
 

1988

Levin, K.: Beyond Modernism. New York 1988.
 

1985

Albright, T.: Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980. Berkeley

Hunter, S.: American Art of the 20th Century, in: Harry Abrams Books, p. 409
 

1977

Naylor, C. / Orridge, G. P.: Contemporary Artists. London / New York 
 

1976

Johnson, Ellen H.: Modern Art and the Object. New York
 

1972

Meyer, U.: Conceptual Art. New York
 

1963

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven: Bruce Nauman Catalogue October-November 

Kostalantz, R.: Breakthrough Fictioneers. New York 

Shimada, Y.: Art Now, (Vol II Art as Action). Tokyo 
 

1972

Lippard, L.: Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972. New York
 

1970

Nemser, C.: Art Forum Interview. November 
 

1969

Weidman, P.: Slant Step Book. Berkeley

Wedewer, R. / Fischer, K.: Konzeption / Conception. Köln 


SELECTED ARTICLES
 

2013

Annual Magazine
 

2005

Art Forum

Los Angeles Times

Rose, B.: Auto Critique
 

1988

Natsoulas, J. / Ceia, L.: Ceramics Book

Nowell, P. / Alberto, A.: Conceptual Art
 

1995

Dalkey: Sacramento Bee
 

1990

Blau, P. / Vieland, E.: 7 Objects 1969-1990. Mass

Dr. Humblet, C.: American Avant Garde 1969-1970
 

1986

French. C.: Art Week
 

1985

San Francisco Examiner
 

1984

Art Week
 

1983

Rocky Mountain News
 

1980

Muchnik, S.: Los Angeles Times
 

1979

The Museum of California

Suttertown News

Simon, R.: Sacramento Union
 

1977

Tookin, D.: Bay Area Artists 
 

1972

Perreault, J.: Village Voice

Frankenstein, A.: San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Chronicle
 

1970

Art Journal

Arte Povera - Land Art, Galleria Civica de Arte Moderna, Torino
 

1969

Junker,H.: Newsweek
 

1968

Newsweek
 

1968

Art in America
 

1966

Christian Science Monitor

Art International
 

1964

Art Forum

Stephen Kaltenbach
Deep Time

10. Mar 2023 - 05. May 2023
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50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967-2017

08. Sep 2017 - 17. Nov 2017
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Aber Schwarz ist keine Farbe

19. Mar 2010 - 30. Apr 2010
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Galerie mit Bleistift Fischer

06. May 2006 - 17. Jun 2006
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