Bob Law

 

Born in Brentford, Middlesex, 1934

Died in Penzance, Cornwall, 2004

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015

Bob Law: Field Works 1959-1999, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

 

2013       

Bob Law, Frieze Masters: Spotlight, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, England

 

2012       

Bob Law: Colour, Karsten Schubert/Richard Saltoun, London, England

Bob Law: Castle XXXIX 1976, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

 

2010       

Bob Law, Solo presentation at Artissima 17, Thomas Dane Gallery, Turin, Italy

 

2009       

Bob Law: A Retrospective, Thomas Dane & Karsten Schubert/Richard Saltoun, London, England

 

2001       

Bob Law: Early Drawings, Karsten Schubert, London, England

 

1999       

Bob Law: Drawings, Sculpture and Paintings, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England

Bob Law New Work, Marlene Eleini, London, England 

 

1996       

Bob Law, Marlene Eleini, London, England

 

1992       

Bob Law: Lead Poems, Bronze Crosses on Wheels, Black Painting,The Platform Gallery, Folkestone, Kent, England

 

1990       

Bob Law, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York NY

 

1989       

Bob Law: Drawings 1959 – 1966, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Bob Law: Sculpture and Works on Paper, Clinton Tweedie, Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 

1988       

Bob Law: recent works, Karsten Schubert, London, England

 

1982       

Bob Law: Sculpture, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1980       

Bob Law: New Works, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1979       

Bob Law, Gillespie-De Laage, Paris, France

 

1978       

Bob Law, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

 

1977       

Bob Law: ‘Mirror Series’ I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and other new paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Bob Law: 5 Paintings Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland     

 

1975       

Robert Law, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1974       

Bob Law: 10 Black Paintings 1965-70, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

 

1971       

Bob Law: Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1970       

Robert Law, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Bob Law, Onnasch Galerie, Berlin, Germany

 

1967

Robert Law, Grabowski Gallery, London, England

 

1963       

Robert Law Paintings & Drawings: 1960-63, Christchurch College, J.C.R. Gallery, Oxford, England


Group Exhibitions

2017
Assorted Paper, The Sunday Painter, London, England


2015
Artists and Poets, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Secession, Vienna

2014
Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London, England

2013
A House of Leaves, The David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London, England

2011
The Indiscipline of Painting, International Abstraction from the 1960s to now. Tate, St. Ives and Mead Gallery, Cornwall, England

2006
How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England

2003       
Arts Council Collection: Acquisitions 1989-2002
, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Formal Situations: Abstraction in Britain 1960-1970, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England

2002       
Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany

2001 
Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection; York, Swansea, Sheffield, Llandudno, Stoke-on-Trent, Middlesbrough, Wingfield Eye, England

2001       
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain, 1965 – 75, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Whitechapel Centenary, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Panza Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

1999       
As Dark as Light – Three different displays of paintings and drawings by Bob Law from the London collection, Tate Gallery, St Ives, England
Small Sculptures and Early Drawings by Bob Law, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, England
Jerwood Painting Prize 1999, Exhibition of the Seven Shortlisted Artists, Jerwood Space Gallery, London, England

 

1996       

From Figure to Object, A Century of Sculptors’ Drawings, Frith Street Gallery; Jerwood Space Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London, England

 

1991

The LeWitt Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT

 

1991       

Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris, France

 

1990       

Shipley Art Gallery, Ipswich, England

 

1989       

A Spiritual Dimension; Peterborough Art Gallery; Herbert Gallery, Coventry; Worcester City Museum; Winchester Gallery, England

Modern British Water Colour Show, Grob Gallery, London, England

Hanne Darboven, Gary Hume, Bob Law, Julian Lethbridge, Karsten Schubert, London, England

 

1988

The Presence of Painting, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England

 

1988       

Le Couleur Seule, l’Experience du Monochrome, Musee St Pierre Contemporain, Lyon, France

Changing Group Exhibition, Karsten Schubert, London, England

The Presence of Painting: aspects of British Abstraction 1957-88, Southbank Centre, London, England

 

1987

The Experience of Landscape, Arts Council of Great Britain; Derby; Huddersfield; York; Wolverhampton; Exeter; Worcester; Barnsley; Stoke; London; Walsall; Newtown; Ayr; Stirling; Wakefield, England

Britannica: Trent Ans de Sculpture; Musee des Beaux Arts, The Hague, Netherlands; Musee Evreux & The Architecture School of Normandie, Rouen, France; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium and Central Region d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France

 

1987       

British Art in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

Painting and Poetry, The Landscape of Experience, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England

Englische Kunst im 20 Jahrhundert, Staats Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

 

1986       

Falls the Shadow: Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Changing Group Exhibition, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1985-6   

The British Art Show II, Australia and New Zealand; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; National Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; National Gallery, Wellington, Australia

 

1985       

St Ives 1939-64: Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery, Tate Gallery, London, England

 

1984-5 

The British Art Show II; Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Southampton, England

 

1984       

Rosc 84, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland

 

1983       

Drawing in Air: An Exhibition of Sculptors Drawings 1882 – 1982; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England; Ceolfrith Arts Gallery, Sunderland, England; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales

 

1982       

Aspects of British Art Today, Japan; Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

British sculpture in the 20th century, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

 

1981       

Continuing Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Schwarz (Black Exhibition), Stadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany

British Sculpture since 1900, (Part II, 1950 – 1980), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

 

1980

35 Ans de L’Apiaw, Museum Ville de Liege, Liege, Belgium

British Art 1940-1980, The Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, England

John Moores’ Liverpool Exhibition 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

 

1979       

Art Actuel en Belgique et en Grande-Bretagne, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Tate 79 Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, England

Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Malerei Schwarz, Malerei Weiss, Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany

Artists Books, Galerie Ldia Megert, Bern, Switzerland

The Native Land: an inaugural exhibition of artists' work from 1699-1979 which celebrates the landscape of North Wales, Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

Recent Arts Council Awards and Purchases, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Summer Show, Galerie Gillespie-de Laage, Paris, France

Artist’s Books, Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern, Switzerland

 

1978

Avant-Garde Russe, Avant-Garde Minimalismte, Galerie Gillespie-Laage, Paris, France

Summer Show, Lisson Gallery, London, England

20 Century Drawings, Chelsea School of Art, London, England

 

1977       

Roger Ackling, Art & Language, Alan Charlton, Stephen Cox, Tony Cragg, John Hilliard, Peter Joseph,                   Bob Law, Richard Long, Tim Mapston, Stephen Willats, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, England

British artists of the Sixties: from the collections of the Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery, London, England

British Painting 1952-77, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

 

1976

Arte Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

 

1974

Baer, Charlton, Law, Mangold, Ryman: Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England

 

1974

Painting Exhibition, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

1973

7 aus London, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

The Critic Stripped Bare By His Artists, Even, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, England

 

1972       

Seven Exhibitions: Keith Arnatt, Michael Craig-Martin, Bob Law, Joseph Beuys, Hamish Fulton, Bruce McLean, David Tremlett, Tate Gallery, London, England

Small Paintings and Drawings, Arts Council of Great Britain (touring exhibition), England

Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

 

1971

Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Art Spectrum London, Alexandra Palace, London, England

Film Show, Situation, London, England

Modern Paintings from Oxford College Collections, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

 

1970       

Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England

Paperworks, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

1969       

John Moores’ Liverpool Exhibition 9, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

 

1968       

Open Hundred, Arts Council of Great Britain, Belfast, Northern Ireland
                 

1962

Situation, Arts Council of Great Britain (touring exhibition), England

1962       

John Epstein, Robert Law, Grabowski Gallery, London, England

1961       
New London Situation: British Abstract Art, Malborough New London Gallery, London, England
6 painters, 2 sculptors : Anthony Benjamin, Peter Blake, Oliver Bradbury, Peter Hobbs, John Hoskin, Robert Law, Brian Wall, Brian Young, Rawinksy Gallery, London, England

1960       
Situation: an exhibition of British abstract painting, R.B.A. Galleries, London, England
Peter Hobbs, Robert Law: Work by 2 British Artists, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,  England