Kenneth Noland /   Kenneth Clifton Noland

United States 1924 - 2010

Color Field

Kenneth Noland
Kenneth Clifton Noland
United States
April 6, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Living and working in the time when Abstract art movement reached its height, Kenneth Noland emerged in the wake of the first generation of the New York School. Interested in breaking away from the prevailing aesthetic of abstract expressionism in the 1950s and 1960s, he began to experiment with geometric shapes, these evolving into a new kind of picture, where large areas of color were more dominant than any particular shape, which would give their name to Color Field painting, the dominant school of American abstraction after Pollock. In the 1950s, Noland made his most famous series of works, which included nearly two hundred paintings of concentric circles that seemed to float in the center of the canvas, animated by pure, pulsing color.

Baba Yaga, 1964, Cadmium Radiance, 196, january education
Kenneth Noland – Baba Yaga, 1964 (Left) / Cadmium Radiance, 1963 (Right)

Early Years and Academic Background

Kenneth Clifton Noland was born on April 10th, 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina. Aged 14, he visited the National Gallery in Washington and was amazed by the works of Claude Monet. His father – who was a pathologist and an amateur painter – gave the boy his art materials and Kenneth began to paint. During World War II, Noland was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Air Corps as a glider pilot and cryptographer. He was also stationed in Egypt and Turkey. After demobilisation in 1946, Noland enrolled at Black Mountain College, an experimental school in his home state of North Carolina, where he studied under a German-born American artist and color theorist Josef Albers, as well as under Ilya Bolotowsky, an abstract painter, and professor who introduced him to neoplasticism, a style of geometric art invented by a Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. At Black Mountain, the young artist became interested in Paul Klee, specifically Klee’s natural color sense. Noland’s first solo exhibition was held at the Galerie Creuze in Paris in 1949 after moving there in 1948 to study for a year with a Russian-born French sculptor Ossip Zadkine.

Summer Plain, 1967 stripes 2010 April education
Kenneth Noland – Summer Plain, 1967

Influence of Helen Frankenthaler

After returning to the United States, Noland settled in Washington, where he taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art from 1949 to 1951 and at the Catholic University from 1951 to 1960. In the 1950s, Noland also met and developed important associations with many artists including the established sculptors David Smith and Anthony Caro, as well as critic Clement Greenberg who introduced him to Abstract Expressionism. In the early 1950, he taught night classes at the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts where he befriended an American painter Morris Louis. Two friends traveled to New York City in 1953 where they met an abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler and visited her studio. It was an influential experience for Kenneth and Morris, who adopted her “soak-stain” technique of allowing thinned paint to soak directly into the canvas, creating a liquefied, translucent effect that strongly resembled watercolor and revealed the canvas surface. Returning to Washington, D.C., they began to produce the major works that created the Color Field movement in the late 1950s.

Beginning, 1958 (Left) / Split, 1959 (Right) stripes robert education
Kenneth Noland – Beginning, 1958 (Left) / Split, 1959 (Right)

Color Field Painting

Kenneth Noland’s colorful concentric circles, targets, chevrons, stripes, and shaped canvases were among the most recognized and admired signatures of the postwar style of abstraction known as Color Field painting. Inspired by European modernism and closely related to Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting is a style of abstract painting characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. He also helped establish the Washington Color School movement. Preoccupied with the relationship of the image to the containing edge of the picture, Noland created a series of studies of concentric rings or bullseyes (targets), which used unlikely but great color combinations. This also led Noland away from his friend Morris Louis in 1958.

Kenneth Noland was one of the primary exponents of Color Field painting

Blue Painted Blue, 1959 (Left) / And Half, 1959 (Right) robert contact education
Kenneth Noland – Blue Painted Blue, 1959 (Left) / And Half, 1959 (Right)

Shaped Canvas

In the early 1960s, Noland continued to experiment with color, eventually pioneering the use of the shaped canvas in many of his compositions. Shaped canvases are paintings that depart from the normal flat, rectangular configuration. Canvases may be shaped by altering their outline while retaining their flatness. In these series of paintings, the edges of the canvas became as structurally important as the center. During the next two decades, he produced extremely irregular and asymmetrical shaped canvases, which resulted in ever more multiplex structures of highly refined and controlled color and surface integrity.

Pirouette, 1980 (Left) / Oasis, 1978, (Middle) / Verdancy, 1981 (Right) college robert
Kenneth Noland – Pirouette, 1980 (Left) / Oasis, 1978, (Middle) / Verdancy, 1981 (Right)

Post-Painterly Abstraction and Other Exhibitions

In 1954, Kenneth Noland’s work was included in the Emerging Talent exhibition at the Kootz Gallery in Manhattan. His painting In a Mist (1955) was selected by Dorothy Miller for her traveling exhibition Young American Painters, organized for the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. One year later, Kenneth Noland was given his first solo exhibition in New York and in 1964 he was included in the Venice Biennale. The same year, he participated in the exhibition Post-Painterly Abstraction curated by Clement Greenberg at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which subsequently travelled to the Walker Art Center and the Art Gallery of Toronto and helped to firmly establish Color Field painting as an influential new movement in the contemporary art of the 1960s. In 1977, a major traveling retrospective of the artist’s work was presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The same year, the artist was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Additionally, his work was included in numerous individual and collective shows in such art spaces as Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Pace Prints, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, among others. Noland was the first artist in residence in Computer Video Arts, Pratt Institute, New York, from 1986 to 1987.

Noland's Paintings 1975 – 2003, 2014, show at Pace Gallery, installation view, photo credits - Pace Gallery home robert
Kenneth Noland – Paintings 1975 – 2003, 2014, show at Pace Gallery, installation view, photo credits – Pace Gallery

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Collections

Between 1979 and 1985, at Kathy Halbreich‘s instigation, Kenneth Noland worked on a commission for I.M. Pei’s Wiesner Building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a remarkable project that is celebrated for its integration of art and architecture. His work is included in the many notable collections of worldwide including Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name a few.

Noland's Here - There, Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, photo credits MIT
Kenneth Noland – Here – There, Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, photo credits MIT

Devoted Until The End

The artist – who died of kidney cancer on January 5, 2010, in Maine, USA, at the age of 85 – had four children and was married four times. The explorer of color as a serialized form and the strongest expressionistic tool, Noland devoted his entire life to art and he spent his final days in the studio working on new paintings. In his latest works, the artist returned to the circles and chevrons of his early style after experimenting with different shapes for many years. Abstract, Color Field, and Minimalist painter whose most famous pieces include Beginning (1958) and Bridge (1964), Kenneth Noland has been recognized as one of the most important figures of post-abstract-expressionist painting.

Featured image: Kenneth Noland – Adjoin, 1980, installation view
All images copyright Kenneth Noland Estate

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016UnbalancedPaul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkSolo
2015John Hoyland, Anthony Caro, Kenneth NolandPace Gallery, London, UKGroup
2015Kenneth Noland: Color and Shape 1976–1980Castelli, New YorkSolo
2015Kenneth Noland: Selected Works 1958–1980Cardi Gallery, MilanSolo
2014Kenneth Noland: Handmade Paper and Monoprints 1978–1984Meredith Long & CompanySolo
2014Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1975–2003Pace Gallery, New YorkSolo
2012Kenneth Noland: Mysteries, Full CircleYares Art Projects, Santa FeSolo
2011Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1958–1968Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New YorkSolo
2010Kenneth Noland, 1924–2010: A TributeSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkSolo
2010Kenneth Noland: A TributeMuseum of Fine Arts, HoustonSolo
2009Kenneth Noland: Shaped Paintings 1981–82Leslie Feely Fine Art, New YorkSolo
2008Kenneth Noland: Earning His StripesLeslie Feely Fine Art, New YorkSolo
2007Kenneth Noland: Works on PaperButler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OhioSolo
2006Kenneth Noland: Pulp Paper WorksOsuna Art, Bethesda, MarylandSolo
2006Tate08 Series: Kenneth Noland: The Stripe PaintingsTate, LiverpoolSolo
2006Century Masters: Kenneth NolandCentury Association, New YorkSolo
2006Kenneth Noland: 360º on the WallAmeringer Yohe Fine Art, New YorkSolo
2005Kenneth Noland: 12 WorksFumagalli galleria d’arte moderna, Bergamo, ItalySolo
2004Kenneth Noland: The Nature of ColorMuseum of Fine Art, HoustonSolo
2003Kenneth Noland: ContrapuntalAmeringer Yohe Fine Art, New YorkSolo
2003Kenneth NolandChac Mool Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2002Kenneth Noland: ColorsAmeringer Howard Yohe Fine Arts Gallery, New YorkSolo
2002Kenneth Noland: Themes and Variations 1958–2000Naples Museum of Art, FloridaSolo
2001Kenneth Noland: New EditionsPace Prints, New YorkSolo
2001Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsBernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonSolo
2001Kenneth Noland: Circles of Time, Recent PaintingsRiva Yares Gallery, Santa FeSolo
2001Noland’s NolandsSouthern Vermont Art Center, ManchesterSolo
2000Kenneth NolandBernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonSolo
2000Kenneth NolandAmeringer Howard Gallery, New YorkSolo
2000Kenneth Noland: Encounter and ReflectionMetta Galería, MadridSolo
1999Kenneth Noland: Full CircleChac Mool Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1999Kenneth NolandMeredith Long Gallery, HoustonSolo
1998Kenneth NolandZone One Contemporary Gallery, Asheville, North CarolinaSolo
1998Kenneth Noland: CirclesAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1995Kenneth NolandGana Art Gallery, SeoulSolo
1995Kenneth Noland: A Selection of PaintingsLeo Castelli Gallery, New YorkSolo
1993Kenneth NolandUlysses Gallery, New YorkSolo
1993Kenneth Noland: The Circle Paintings 1956–1963Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonSolo
1993Kenneth Noland: PaperworksExtra Moenia arte moderna, Todi, ItalySolo
1992Kenneth Noland: A Selection of FlaresSalander-O’Reilly Galleries, Beverly HillsSolo
1992Kenneth NolandMeredith Long & Company, HoustonSolo
1991Kenneth NolandSalander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., BerlinSolo
1991Kenneth Noland: A Selection of Recent PaintingsSalander-O’Reilly Galleries, New YorkSolo
1991Kenneth Noland: Pinturas 1958–1990Galerias Afinsa and Almirante, MadridSolo
1990Appreciating NolandEdmonton Art Gallery, AlbertaSolo
1990Kenneth Noland: A Selection of Recent PaintingsSalander-O’Reilly Galleries, Beverly HillsSolo
1990Kenneth NolandHelander Gallery, Palm BeachSolo
1990Kenneth NolandMeredith Long & Company, HoustonSolo
1989Kenneth Noland: Calles de BarcelonaGalería Joan Prats, New YorkSolo
1989Kenneth Noland: An Important Exhibition of Paintings from 1958 to 1989Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc.Solo
1989Kenneth NolandHeath Gallery, AtlantaSolo
1989Kenneth NolandHokin Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FloridaSolo
1988Kenneth NolandGallery One, TorontoSolo
1988Kenneth Noland: Rains,Painted MonotypesMixografia Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1988Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1987Kenneth Noland: Recent WorksGalerie Don Stewart, MontrealSolo
1987Kenneth NolandGalerie Joan Prats, New YorkSolo
1986Kenneth NolandSatani Gallery, TokyoSolo
1986Kenneth Noland: Yamanashi—JapanGaleria Joan PratsSolo
1986Kenneth Noland: RainsRobert Martin Gallery, White Plains, New YorkSolo
1986Kenneth Noland: Rains, Painted MonotypesGallery One, TorontoSolo
1986Kenneth Noland: Major WorksR.H. Love Modern, ChicagoSolo
1986Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1985Kenneth NolandDiputación de Valencia, SpainSolo
1985Kenneth Noland: RainsGallery 10, New YorkSolo
1985Kenneth Noland: Paintings of the 1960s—Chevrons and StripesAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1985Kenneth Noland: Pinturas, MonotiposMuseo de Bellas Artes, BilbaoSolo
1985Kenneth Noland: Monotypes 1985Galería Joan Prats, BarcelonaSolo
1985Kenneth Noland: Doors and Ghosts, Painted MonotypesAndre Emmerich Gallery, Solo
1985Kenneth NolandKnoedler Gallery, LondonGroup
1985Recent AcquisitionsMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1985Pre-Postmodern, Good in the Art of our TimeRichard F. Brush Art Gallery, St Lawrence University, Canton, New YorkGroup
1985Grand Compositions: Selections from the Collection of David MirvishThe Fort Worth Art Museum, TexasGroup
1985Selections from the William J. Hokin CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoGroup
1985American Abstract PaintingMargo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
1984Kenneth NolandMixografia Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1984Kenneth NolandStädtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, West GermanySolo
1984Kenneth NolandWaddington Shiell Gallery, TorontoSolo
1984Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1984Kenneth NolandMakler Gallery, PhiladelphiaSolo
1984Kenneth Noland: Neue Bilde 1984Reinhard Onnasch Galerie, BerlinSolo
1984Kenneth Noland: Matrix 74University Art Museum, University of California, BerkeleySolo
1984Noland in ParisGalerie de France, ParisSolo
1984The Artist as Printmaker, 23rd National Print ExhibitionThe Brooklyn Museum, New YorkGroup
1984Large Scale Master Paintings and SculptureAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkGroup
1984American Post-War PurismMarilyn Pearl Gallery, New YorkGroup
1984Recent Paintings by Kenneth Noland and Darby BannardDouglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MissouriGroup
1984Arte Contemporaneo Norteamericans, Collection David MirvishAmerican Embassy in Madrid, SpainGroup
1984The Grand ScaleThe Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaGroup
1984Prints from Tyler GraphicsWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
1984An Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and SculptureWilliam Beadleston Gallery, New YorkGroup
1984Contemporary ClassicsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkGroup
1983Kenneth Noland: Winds, Painted MonotypesAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1983Kenneth Noland: Winds / VientosMuseo de Arte Moderno, Mexico CitySolo
1983Kenneth Noland: MonotypesGalería Joan Prats, BarcelonaSolo
1983Kenneth Noland: Recent PaperworksDuke University Museum of Art, Durham,North CarolinaSolo
1983Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1983Color IIIMartha White Gallery, Louisville, KentuckyGroup
1983Selection PaintingsYares Gallery, Scottsdale, ArizonaGroup
1983New York, New Art: Contemporary Paintings from New York GalleriesDelaware Art MuseumGroup
1983Modern Master TapestriesKaiser Center Art Gallery, Oakland, CaliforniaGroup
1983Jim Bird, Kenneth Noland, Arthur SecundaGaleria Joan Prats, BarcelonaGroup
1983Made with PaperNina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New YorkGroup
1983Tapestries: Contemporary MastersMalcolm Brown Gallery, Shaker Heights, OhioGroup
1982Kenneth NolandSandra K. Bertsch Gallery, Washington D.C.Solo
1982Kenneth NolandB.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington D.C.Solo
1982Kenneth Noland: Ceramic Reliefs and Handmade PaperDouglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MissouriSolo
1982Kenneth Noland: MonotypesAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1982Kenneth Noland: Neue BilderGimpel & Hanover, ZurichSolo
1982Kenneth NolandGalerie Wentzel, CologneSolo
1982Kenneth Noland: Works on PaperVisual Arts Museum, New YorkSolo
1982Kenneth Noland: New Works of Handmade Rag PaperDownstairs Gallery, EdmontonSolo
1982Groups VWaddington Galleries, LondonGroup
1982Twenty Years: Twenty GalleriesGrace Borgenicht Gallery/Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New YorkGroup
1982A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund CollectionMuseum of Fine Arts, BostonGroup
1982Paperworks: Art of Paper/Art on PaperModerna Galerija Ljubzjana, Ljubzjana, YugoslaviaGroup
1982Painters and Clay 1920-1981Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
198246th Annual National Midyear ShowThe Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OhioGroup
1982Through the Mill: Handmade PaperAmerican Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
1982The Threshold of ColourEdmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaGroup
1982The Long Island Collections: A Century of ArtNassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New YorkGroup
1982Papermaking U.S.A.: History, Process, ArtAmerican Craft Museum, New YorkGroup
1982Made in CaliforniaThomas Segal Gallery, BostonGroup
1982The New York School: Four DecadesGuggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
1982Out of the South: An Exhibition of Work by Artists Born in the SouthHeath Gallery, Atlanta, GeorgiaGroup
1982Inaugural ExhibitionThomas Segal Gallery Alternative Space, BostonGroup
1982Of, On or About PaperUSA Today, Arlington, VirginiaGroup
1982Works on PaperDouglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, KansanGroup
1981Kenneth NolandLinda Farris Gallery, SeattleSolo
1981Kenneth NolandClarke Benton Gallery, Santa FeSolo
1981Kenneth NolandWaddington Galleries, LondonSolo
1981Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1981Kenneth Noland: Handmade PapersTheo Waddington Gallery, TorontoSolo
1981Kenneth Noland: PaperworksHeath Gallery, AtlantaSolo
1981Not Just PaperThe Arts Gallery, Baltimore, MarylandGroup
1981Paintings from the United States from the Museums of Washington D.C.Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico CityGroup
1981Depuis la CouleurCentre d'Arts Plastiques Contemporains (CAPC), Bordeaux, FranceGroup
1981Seven Works for Major CollectionsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkGroup
1981International Florida ArtistsRingling Museum of Arts, Sarasota, FloridaGroup
1981Center Ring: The Artist, Two Centuries of Circus ArtThe Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WisconsinGroup
19811981 Paperworks: 26th Annual Contemporary American Art ExhibitionRalph Wilson Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaGroup
1981WestkunstMuseen der Stadt Koln, West GermanyGroup
1981An American Choice, The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newmand CollectionThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
1981Eleven Paintings and Two Sculptures from the SixtiesB.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Washington D.C.Group
1981Amerrikanische Malerei: 1930-1980, (organized by the Whitney Museum) Haus der Kunst, MunichGroup
1981New Works in Clay IIIEverson Museum of Art, Syracuse and Onondaga County, New YorkGroup
1980Kenneth NolandAldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, ConnecticutSolo
1980Kenneth NolandUlrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KansasSolo
1980Kenneth Noland: Handmade Paper CollagesAsher / Faure Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1980Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1980Kenneth Noland: Handmade PapersGalerie Wentzel, HamburgSolo
1980Kenneth Noland: Handmade Rag PapersCastelli Graphics, New YorkSolo
1980Aspects of the 70s: Painterly AbstractionsBrockton Art Museum, Brockton, MassachusettsGroup
1980Paintings from the Andre Emmerich GalleryAudrey Strohl Gallery, Memphis, TennesseeGroup
1980UnknownKnoedler Gallery, LondonGroup
1980The Washington Color School Revisited: The SixtiesFendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.Group
1980New Works on PaperThomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MassachusettsGroup
1980With Paper, About PaperAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, BuffaloGroup
1980Fire & Water - Paper as ArtRockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New YorkGroup
1980American DrawingsDuBose Gallery, HoustonGroup
1980Washington Color PaintersMilwaukee Art Center, September 1-DecemberGroup
1980Artist & PrinterWalker Art Center, MinneapolisGroup
1979Kenneth NolandThomas Segal Gallery, BostonSolo
1979Kenneth Noland: Ceramics and Handmade PapersKatonah Gallery, New YorkSolo
1979Kenneth Noland: Recent PaintingsWaddington Galleries, LondonSolo
1979Kenneth Noland: Handmade PapersWaddington Galleries, TorontoSolo
1979Kenneth Noland: Handmade PapersWaddington Galleries, MontrealSolo
1979Kenneth Noland: Paper Works 1978Waddington Graphics, LondonSolo
1979UnknownHokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FloridaGroup
1979Innovations with MonotypesArt Corridor, Menlo Park, CaliforniaGroup
1979A Century of Ceramics in the United States,1878-1978Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New YorkGroup
1979American Painting of the 1970sAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New YorkGroup
1979Seven Artists at Tyler GraphicsTrisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OhioGroup
1979Works on PaperWebb & Parsons, New Canaan, ConnecticutGroup
1979Selections from the Olga Hirshhorn CollectionHuntington Gallery, West VirginiaGroup
1979Paper WorksNina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New YorkGroup
1979Paper Clay & Tapestry: Explorations into New MediaThomas Segal Gallery, BostonGroup
1979Art from Corporate CollectionsUnion Carbide Corporation Gallery, New YorkGroup
1979International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in TokyoNational Museum of Modern Art, TokyoGroup
1979Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SchwartzKnoedler GalleryGroup
1978Kenneth NolandMedici Berenson Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FloridaSolo
1978Kenneth NolandMiddendorf Lane Gallery, Washington D.C.Solo
1978Kenneth Noland: Paper Works 1978Andre Ememrich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1978Kenneth Noland: Paper WorksMeredith Long & Co., HoustonSolo
1978UnknownDavid Mirvish Gallery, TorontoGroup
1978American PaintingGalerie Andre Emmerich, ZurichGroup
1978Art 9/78Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
1978UnknownWaddington Galleries, TorontoGroup
1978Grid: Format and Image in 20th Century ArtPace Gallery, New YorkGroup
1978Contemporary MasterworksMeredith Long, Contemporary Art, New YorkGroup
1978Selected American Contemporary ArtistsMeredith Long Gallery, HoustonGroup
1978The Big Picture ShowGrey Art Gallery, New York University, New YorkGroup
1978Fifteen Sculptors in Steel Around Bennington, 1963-1978Park McCullough House Association, North Bennington, VermontGroup
1978New Ways with PaperNational Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.Group
1978New Works in Clay IILowe Gallery, Syracuse University, New YorkGroup
1977Kenneth NolandThomas Segal Gallery, BostonSolo
1977Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1977Kenneth Noland: A RetrospectiveSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkSolo
1977American Paintings and DrawingsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
1977Handmade Paper ProjectsHayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MassachusettsGroup
1977New Yorkthe State of Art, New York State Museum, AlbanyGroup
1977A View of a DecadeMuseum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoGroup
1977Less is MoreSidney Janis Gallery, New York, MayGroup
1977Eight Contemporary MastersUnited States Embassy, Ottawa, CanadaGroup
1977Critics ChoiceLowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New YorkGroup
1977For CollectorsWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MassachusettsGroup
1976Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1976Kenneth Noland: Neue Bilder 1976Galerie Wentzel, HamburgSolo
1976Kenneth NolandLeo Castelli Gallery, New YorkSolo
1976Kenneth NolandGalerie Daniel Templon, ParisSolo
1976Kenneth NolandGalerie Andre Emmerich, ZurichSolo
1976Kenneth Noland: Am Exhibition of Paintings from 1958–1973David Mirvish Gallery, TorontoSolo
1976Kenneth NolandGalleria Morone 6, MilanSolo
197672nd American ExhibitionArt Institute of ChicagoGroup
1976Three Hundred Years of American Art at the Chrysler MuseumNorfolk, VirginiaGroup
1976American Color: 1961-1964Visual Arts Museum, New YorkGroup
1976Painting and Sculpture TodayIndianapolis Museum of ArtGroup
1976Paper FormsInstitute for Experimental Printmaking, Cambridge, MassachusettsGroup
1976Two Hundred Years of American PaintingRheinisches Landesmuseum, BonnGroup
1976Aspects of Postwar Paintings in AmericaSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
1976Surface, Edge and ColorWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1975Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1975Kenneth NolandWatson / de Nagy & Co., HoustonSolo
1975Kenneth NolandEdmonton Art Gallery, AlbertaSolo
1975Kenneth Noland: Early Circle PaintingsVisual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New YorkSolo
197534 th Biennial of Contemporary American PaintingCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.Group
1975American Abstract PaintingLa Bertesca, Genoa, ItalyGroup
1975El Lenguaje del ColorMuseo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, AugustGroup
1975Kenneth NolandThe Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, CanadaGroup
1974Kenneth NolandRutland Gallery, LondonSolo
1974Kenneth NolandWaddington Galleries II, LondonSolo
1974Kenneth NolandJack Glenn Gallery, Corona del Mar, CaliforniaSolo
1974Kenneth NolandDavid Mirvish Gallery, TorontoSolo
1974Kenneth NolandGalerie Wentzel, HamburgSolo
1974Kenneth NolandJanie C. Lee Gallery, HoustonSolo
1974The Great Decade of American Abstraction, Modernist Art 1960-1970Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonGroup
1974Ten Years Ago, 1964David Mirvish Gallery, TorontoGroup
1974Basal Art FairBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
1974L'Art au PresentPalais Galleria, ParisGroup
1974Selected Works from the Collection of Carter BurdenMarlborough Gallery, New YorkGroup
1973Kenneth NolandGalerie Andre Emmerich, ZurichSolo
1973Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsWaddington Galleries, LondonSolo
1973Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1973Whitney AnnualWhitney Museum of American Arts, New YorkGroup
1973Mixed BagUniversity of Maryland, College ParkGroup
1973Twenty-Five Years of American Painting, 1948-1973Des Moines Art Center, IowaGroup
1972Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1969–1970Galerie Mirko, BerlinSolo
1972Whitney AnnualWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1972Color PaintingAmherst College, Amherst, MassachusettsGroup
1972Abstract Painting in the 70s: A SelectionMuseum of Fine Arts, BostonGroup
1971Kenneth NolandIrving Blum Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1971Kenneth NolandJack Glenn Gallery, Corona del Mar, CaliforniaSolo
1971Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1971Whitney AnnualWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1971The Structure of ColorWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1970Kenneth NolandJ.L. Hudson Gallery, DetroitSolo
1970Kenneth Noland: New PaintingsKasmin Ltd. and Waddington Galleries, LondonSolo
197069th American ExhibitionArt Institute of ChicagoGroup
1970Ten Washington Artists: 1950-1970Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, CanadaGroup
1970ColorKatonah Gallery, Katonah, New YorkGroup
1970Washington: Twenty YearsBaltimore Museum of ArtGroup
1970UnknownWaddington GalleriesGroup
1970American Artists of the 1960sBoston UniversityGroup
1970The OpeningDavid Mirvish Gallery, TorontoGroup
1970Color and Field, 1890-1970Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New YorkGroup
19701900-1970: A Tenth Anniversary Selection from the Guggenheim Museum CollectionSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
1970Pittsburgh InternationalCarnegie Institute, PittsburghGroup
1969Kenneth Noland: 1967–69 BilderGalerie Rene Ziegler, ZurichSolo
1969Kenneth NolandLawrence Rubin Gallery, New YorkSolo
1969Selections from the Richard Brown Baker CollectionArt Gallery, University of Notre Dame, IllinoisGroup
1969The Development of Modernist Painting: Jackson Pollock to the PresentSteinberg Art Gallery, Washington UniversityGroup
1969Three Centuries of New England Art from New England MuseumsBrockton Art Center, Brockton, MassachusettsGroup
1969The Gosman CollectionArt Gallery of the University of PittsburghGroup
1969The Direct Image in Contemporary American PaintingWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MassachusettsGroup
1969Stella, Noland, CaroDayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
1969Whitney AnnualWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1969New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
1968Kenneth NolandKasmin Ltd., LondonSolo
1968Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Anthony CaroMetropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
1968Documenta IVKassel, GermanyGroup
1968The Art of the Real: U.S.A. 1948-1968Centre National d'Art Contemporain, ParisGroup
1968Serial ImageryPasadena Art MuseumGroup
1968Signals in the SixtiesHonolulu Academy of ArtsGroup
1967Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1967Kenneth NolandDavid Mirvish Gallery, TorontoSolo
196730th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American PaintingCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.Group
1967Rosc '67: The Poetry of VisionNational Museum, DublinGroup
1967Two Decades of American Painting, organized by the Museum of Modern ArtNew YorkGroup
1967American Painting Now, EXPO '67U.S. Pavilion, MontrealGroup
1967Form, Color, ImageDetroit Institute of the Arts, ImageGroup
1966Kenneth NolandNicholas Wilder Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
1966Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1966Art of the United States: 1670-1966Whitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
1966Systemic PaintingSolomon R. Guggenheim, New YorkGroup
1966Vormen can de KleurStedelijk Museum, AmsterdamGroup
1965Kenneth NolandKasmin Ltd., LondonSolo
1965Kenneth NolandDavid Mirvish Gallery, TorontoSolo
1965Kenneth NolandJewish Museum, New YorkSolo
1965The Responsive EyeMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1965Three American Painters: Noland, Olitski, StellaFogg Art Museum, CambridgeGroup
1965The Washington Color PaintersWashington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C.Group
1964Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1964Kenneth NolandGalerie Alfred Schmela, DüsseldorfSolo
1964Painting and Sculpture of a Decade,1954-1964The Tate Gallery, LondonGroup
1964Post Painterly AbstractionsLos Angeles County Museum of ArtGroup
1964Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and SculptureCarnegie Institute, PittsburghGroup
1964XXXII BiennaleVeniceGroup
1964Premio Nacional e InternacionalInstitute Torcuate di Tella, Buenos AiresGroup
1963Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1963Kenneth NolandGalerie Lawrence, ParisSolo
1963Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1959–62Kasmin Ltd., LondonSolo
1963Three New American Painters: Louis, Noland, OlitskiNorman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, CanadaGroup
1963Towards a New AbstractionThe Jewish Museum, New YorkGroup
1962Kenneth NolandAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1962Kenneth NolandGalerie Alfred Schmela, DüsseldorfSolo
1962Kenneth NolandGalerie Charles Lienhard, ZurichSolo
196265 th Annual American Exhibition: Some Directions in Contemporary Painting and SculptureArt Institute of ChicagoGroup
1962Geometric Abstraction in AmericaWhitney Museum of American ArtGroup
1961Kenneth NolandGalerie Neufville, ParisSolo
1961Kenneth NolandNew Gallery, Bennington College, VermontSolo
1961Kenneth Noland: New WorkAndre Emmerich Gallery, New YorkSolo
1961American Abstract Expressionists and ImagistsSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
1961Annual Exhibition of 1961: Contemporary American PaintingWhitney Museum of American Art, Group
1960Kenneth NolandGalleria dell’Ariete, MilanSolo
1960Paintings by Kenneth Noland Selected from His Recent Exhibit at French and Co.Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington D.C.Solo
1960New American PaintingGalerie Neufville, ParisGroup
1959Kenneth Noland: PaintingsFrench & Company, New YorkSolo
195926th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American PaintingCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.Group
1958Kenneth NolandTibor de Nagy Gallery, New YorkSolo
1958Kenneth NolandJefferson Place Gallery, Washington D.C.Solo
1958Kenneth NolandTibor de Nagy Gallery, New YorkSolo
1956Young American Paintersorganized by the Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1954Emerging TalentSamuel Kootz Gallery, New YorkGroup
1953Kenneth NolandDublin Gallery, PhiladelphiaSolo
1953UnknownCatholic University, Washington D.C.Group
1953UnknownWashington Workshop Center, Washington D.C.Group
1952Kenneth NolandDupont Theatre, Washington D.C.Solo
1952Kenneth NolandDublin Gallery, PhiladelphiaSolo
195220th Annual Exhibition: Maryland ArtistsBaltimore Museum of ArtGroup
1952Paintings by Some Washington ArtistsThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.Group
1952Summer UnknownWashington Workshop Center, Washington D.C.Group
1951Kenneth NolandDublin Gallery, PhiladelphiaSolo
1950Paintings by Ken NolandWatkins Gallery, American University, Washington D.C.Solo
1949Ken NolandGalerie Raymond Creuze, ParisSolo