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GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Modernism Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Stremmel Gallery
Reno, NV


ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018
- Emanations Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
- Emanations Curated by Cathy Baum & Associates
Post Montgomery Center 
45 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA
475 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA
- Emanations   Modernism West, San Francisco, CA

2012 
- New Rayograms  Modernism West, San Francisco, CA

2007 
- Transactional Works  Modernism, San Francisco, CA

2004 
- Suprematist Nudes  Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1995 
- Victory Series  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1993  
- Bill Kane  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1991 
- Berlin Wall  Galerie Thomas Gehrke, Hamburg, Germany
- Photographs and Neon  Kito Vegesack, Bremen, Germany
- Walden Pond  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1989 
- Berlin Wall  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1987 
- Photographs and Neon   University of Northern Iowa, Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA

1986 
- 1985-86 Mixed Media Works  Mission Gallery, New York, NY
- 1983 Photo Neon Works  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX

1984 
- Photography/Neon Works  Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Recent Works in Photography and Neon  Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalogue)

1983
- Bill Kane   Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1982
- Bill Kane  Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
- Bill Kane  Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Boca Raton, FL (catalogue)

1981 
- New Work from the Studio Series  Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
- Bill Kane  Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

1980 
- Photo Neon Works  Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
- Photo Neon Works  Falkirk Community Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
- Walls, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA

2010
- Just Wright, a Fox Searchlight Pictures release by Sanaa Hamri
- Fine Art Photography: Beyond Digital, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
- 20 x 20, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA 

2008
- Definitely, Maybe a Universal Pictures motion picture by Adam Brooks
- The Artists of ZYZZYVA, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2007
- The Namesake a Fox Searchlight motion picture by Mira Nair
- The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
- Modernism West, San Francisco, CA

2006
- Re Show: 2 decades of SOMA Artists 1960-1980, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2005
- Online/Onsite: Selections from Online: Photographer's Showcase, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
- Sign Language, Henry Art Gallery, Monsen Study Collection of Photography, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004
- 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

2001
- The First (Not the Last) Members Show, Petaluma Arts Council, Petaluma, CA

2000
- International Exhibit for the New Millenium, The Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- The Baseball Show, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Multi-Media Mania: Various Artists, Varied Media, George Krevsky Gallery, Francisco, CA

1998
- Shoot Me, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1997
- Three from America, Galerie Thomas Gehrke, Hamburg, Germany

1996
- Group Installation, The Gallery at Broadway Sound, New York, NY

1995
- Untitled, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1993
- Concepts with Neon, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (catalogue)

1992
- Summer of ’92, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- American Art Today, Florida International. Univ. Art Museum, Miami, FL (catalogue)
- Group Exhibition, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, traveling exhibition: (catalogue)
- Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
- UC Berkeley Museum of Art, Science and Culture, Danville, CA
- Group Exhibition, Ianuzzi Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

1991
- A Grave Silence, Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- At One / At War With Nature, Pratt Institute, Shaffler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- At One / At War With Nature, Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, traveling exhibition; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN (catalogue)
- Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MI
- Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
- Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL

1990
- The Wall, An Installation of German and American Artists, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, traveling exhibition; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
- Robeson Center for the Arts & Sciences, Binghamton, NY
- Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV
- Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC 

1989
- Simon Lowinsky Gallery, New York, NY
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, traveling exhibition; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
- Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
- Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

1988
- Contemporary Icons and Explorations, traveling exhibition; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KA
- Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
- Group Show, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA

1987
- Explorations, Extending the Boundaries of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
- Hans Jurgen Diehl, Bill Kane, Ralf Kerbach, Kastoriano-Shoshan Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
- Neon, Mission Gallery, New York, NY
- dalla POP ART americana, alla NUOVA FIGURAZIONE, Opere del Museo d'arte Moderna de Francoforte, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy (book)
- RoboCop, Orion Motion Picture Release

1986
Luminous Visions, Artisan Space, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Cuisinart, Mission Gallery, New York, NY
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Post Post-Modernism, The Pyramid, New York, NY

1985
- Euthanasia, Mission Gallery, New York, NY
- University of Arkansas, Conway, AK
- Nine Artists Using Neon, Rancho Santiago Community College, Santa Ana, CA
- Ianuzzi Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
- Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
- Light (Art) In August, Nexus, Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
- Illumination: The Quality of Light, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

1984
- Twentieth-Century Photographs from Hawaii Collections, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
- San Francisco/Science Fiction, S.F. Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
- San Francisco/Science Fiction, The Clocktower, New York, NY
- Electronic New Arts, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
- Ianuzzi Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 
- Billboard Cafe, San Francisco, CA
- Democratic Billboard Show, Eyes and Ears Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1983
- Inaugural Show, Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery, New York, NY
- New Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
- Ianuzzi Night Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
- Lensless Photography, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA
- International Directions in Glass Art, traveling exhibition; (catalogue)
- Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney, Australia 
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia
- The Powerhouse Museum, Utimo, Australia
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia

1982
- International Directions in Glass Art, traveling exhibition;
- Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
- The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- Inside/Outside, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AL

1981
- Altered Images, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Neo-Luminism, Bill Kane and Christian Schiess, Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding, CA
- Neon Fronts, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
- Contemporary Glass Australia, Canada, USA and Japan, traveling exhibition; (book and catalogue)
- National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
- National Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

1980
- Working with Glass/A Survey of Bay Area Artists, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
- Light-Part One, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
- Current Trends in Glass, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA (catalogue)

1979
- The Photographic Billboard Show, Eyes and Ears Foundation, San Francisco, CA
- The Photographic Billboard Show, A Documentation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
- Judy Dater, Hal Fischer, Bill Kane, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Out of State, (Portfolio) Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Neon Works, Bill Kane & Christian Schiess, 130 Dore Alley, San Francisco, CA

1978
- Photography and Language, 80 Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Contemporary California Photography, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1977
- West Coast Continuum, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (catalogue)
- Observations, Shado Gallery, Oregon City, OR
- As We Saw It, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
- 56 X 14, Newport School of Photography, Newport Beach, CA

1976
- S.F. State Masters Photography, American River College, Sacramento, CA
- Friends of Camerawork, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1975
- San Francisco Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA

1973
- Northeast Photo Invitational, Mount Holyoke College, Holyoke, MA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX

NW Ayer Advertising, New York, NY

Arthur Andersen Co., Chicago, IL

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Monsen Study Collection of Photography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


AWARDS AND HONORS

1991 National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Fellowship

1984 The Eyes and Ears Foundation, S.F., CA, Photography Award

1981 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship

1979 The Eyes and Ears Foundation, S.F., CA, Photography Award


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Christian Schiess, Pushing the Boundaries of Light and Order, an interview with Bill Kane, Signs of the Times, May 1993

Phyllis Braff, Neon as a Meduim for Complex Messages, The New York Times, April 4, 1993

Helen L. Kohen, In FIU show, painting is alive and well, The Miami Herald, January 12, 1992

Step, Fotos furs Leben, Blei fur den Spirit, Bremen die tageszeitung, mittwoch, March 20, 1991

Ralf Rummel, Berliner Mauerstucke fur die Kunstreligion, Bremen, March, 1991

Lucas Shatto, Lucas Shatto about Bill Kane, 6./7. Ausgabe Artist Kunstmagazin, February 1991

Carl Little, Bill Kane at Foster Goldstrom, Art in America, December 1989

Miriam Seidel, Light (Art) in August, New Art Examiner, October 1985

Bill Marvel, Kane's stylishness smooths his art's rough political edge, Dallas Times Herald, February 8, 1984

Susanna Short, Exploring the World of Glass, Sydney Morning Herald, June 16, 1983

Alfred Jan, Bill Kane at Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, Images & Issues, Jan./Feb. 1983

Jo Ann Lewis, The Writing on the Walls, The Washington Post, January 13, 1983

David Tannous, Neon Fronts at W.P.A., Art in America, January 1983

Suzann Boettger, The Best of '82/Art, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 22, 1982

Robyn Clarke, Painters Take the Wheel, The Age, December 21, 1982

Suzaan Boettger, Critic's Choice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, October13, 1982

Jan Ingram, Neon, Space and Time Influence Exhibit, Anchorage Daily News, August 8, 1982

Sculpture Exhibit Explores Range of Media, The Anchorage Times, July 25, 1982

Liz Lufkin, Focus Surveys The Major Spring Art Exhibits, Focus, April 1982

Mark Levy, Bill Kane, Art Voices, Jan./Feb. 1982

Joseph E. Young, The Arts, Bill Kane, Phoenix, October 1981

Henry Scott Stokes, Art: The New Japanese Fascination With Glass, The New York Times, October 18, 1981

Hugh J. Delehanty, Art for Investment's Sake, Focus, September 1981

Neon Graffiti, Darkroom, September 1981

Paul Richard, Neon Turn On, Electric Artists Light Up Washington,

The Washington Post, August 23, 1981

Joanne Ostrow, Lighting the Night Artfully, The Washington Post, August 14, 1981

Benjamin Forgey, Neon: Night Is the Canvas, The Washington Star, August 1, 1981

Kelly Walton, Neon Accentuates Kane's Urban Art, Scottsdale Daily Progress, July 17, 1981

Barbara Cortright, Photo Neon Works by Bill Kane, Scottsdale Daily Progress, July 10, 1981

Center to show work of Bryant, Kane, Scottsdale Daily Progress, July 3,1981

Jo Ann Lewis, Galleries, The Washington Post, June 6, 1981

Joan Chatfield-Taylor, By Design, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 1981

Suzaan Boettger, In Light of Neon, Artweek, 1981

Robert Atkins, Bill Kane, Arts Magazine, January 1981

The National Endowment for the Arts 1981 Photographers' Fellowships, AfterImage, December, 1980

Dorothy Burkhart, Neon, Interest in energy-saving 'Drawings in the dark' shows no sign of dimming, The Tab, Sunday Mercury News, September 21, 1980

Melinda Levine, Light, Line and Fire, Artweek, May 17, 1980

Ted Hedgepeth, Bill Kane: Space Reserved Wall, Artweek, May 10, 1980

Robert Atkins, Bill Kane: Photo-Neon at Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, The Bay Guardian Day & Night, May 8, 1980

Charles Shere, New Trends in Glass, Oakland Tribune, April 29, 1980

Dennis Duerdon, Form Emancipated With Light, Artweek, February 9, 1980

Suzaan Boettger, In Light of Neon, The Daily Californian, February 8, 1980

Ada Garfinkel, Art Review: Novel Approaches, Independent Journal, January 23, 1980

Cathy Curtis, Light, Fabric, Thread as Art, Oakland Independant Sunday Magazine, January 20, 1980

Neon Highlights Richmond Art Show, Oakland Tribune, January 17, 1980

Gay Fahrner, Postcard And Neon Art, News Pointer, January 16, 1980

Judith L. Dunham, Messages On the Skyline, Artweek, October 6, 1979

Greg Fullington, Eyes and Ears: Getting The Show On The Road, New West, September 24, 1979

Thomas Albright, Distinction and Sameness All at Once, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 1978


CATALOGUES / PUBLICATIONS 

Who's Who in American Art

Independent Vision, Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection,  Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Modernism Twenty-Five Years 1979-2004, Modernism Inc., San Francisco, CA 2004

ZYZZYVA Winter 2004, San Francisco, CA 2004

MudFish 10, Contemporary Art and Poetry, Box Turtle Press/Attitude Art Inc. 1997

Amerikanische Kunst Aus der Sammlung Goldstrom New York, Bawag Foundation Wien 1994

Concepts with Neon, Staller Center for the Arts, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 1993

American Art Today, Surface Tension, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL 1991

Contemporary Neon, Rudy Stern, Retail Reporting Corporation, New York, New York, 1990

Liquid Fire, Michael Webb, Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1990

Contemporary Icons and Explorations, The Goldstrom Family Collection, Daniel Stetson, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa, 1988

Dalla Pop Art Americana, alla Nuova Figurazione, Opere del Museo d'Arte Moderna di Francoforte, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea - Milano, Nuove edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta, 1987

Hans Jurgen Diehl, Bill Kane, Ralf Kerbach, Kastoriano-Shoshan Gallery, New York, NY, 1987

Illumination, the Quality of Light, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, 1985

Extending the Perimeters of Twentieth-Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1985

San Francisco Science Fiction, Susan Arick, San Francisco, CA, 1984

Twentieth-Century Photographs from Hawaii Collections, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1984

Bill Kane, Selected Photography and Neon Works, Foster Goldstrom, Inc. 28 pp., 1983

Neon Fronts, Washington Project for the Arts and Olivia Georgia, Washington, D.C., 1983

Icons of Contemporary Art, Foster Goldstrom, Inc., Dallas, Texas, 1983

The Magic of Neon, Michael Webb, Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983

Bill Kane, Photo/Neon Works, Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts and Boca Raton Center for the Arts 16 pp., 1982

International Directions in Glass Art, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1982

Lensless Photography, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1982

Contemporary Glass – Australia, Canada, USA & Japan, The National Museums of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, 1981

Glass in the Modern World, National Museums of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, 1981

Current Trends in Glass, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA, 1980

Contemporary California Photography, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1978

West Coast Continuum, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, 1977


COMMISSIONS

Photo/Neon work, N.W. Ayer Advertising, New York, NY, 1989

Photo/Neon work, David and Kathryn Waldrep, Dallas, TX, 1986

Photo/Neon work, Cognata & Associates, San Francisco, CA, 1984

Mixed Media sculpture, Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR, 1984

Photo/Neon work, Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX 1983

Neon Relief, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., 1981


EDUCATION

1997 Certificate, Intensive Multi-Media Design and Production, NYU, New York, NY

1978 M.A. Photography, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1973 B.A. Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


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