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Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997)


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Barcelona #2, 1949
gouache on paper mounted to canvas
38 1/2" x 25", signed and dated

Sign of U (Small Sun), c.1959-62
copper and bronze
10 1/2" x 16 3/4" x 13 1/2"

Untitled, c.1965
steel and glass
10 1/2" x 16" x 15 1/2"

Topanga, 1967
acrylic and oil on canvas
48" x 54", signed and dated

Fusion, c.1975
copper and glass
15" x 22 5/8" x 16"


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Artist Information

1930     
East-West Gallery, San Francisco, CA     
Claire von Falkenstein: Drawings and Watercolors, Oakland Art Gallery (now Oakland Museum of California), Oakland, CA               
Drawings, Claire von Falkenstein, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1933     
Watercolors and Drawings by Claire von Falkenstein, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1939     
Claire von Falkenstein, San Francisco Museum of Art (now San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), San Francisco, CA

1941
Paintings and Sculpture by Claire Falkenstein, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1942     
Claire Falkenstein: Power Tool Sculpture and Oils, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1943     
Claire Falkenstein, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1944
Falkenstein, Bonestell Gallery, New York, NY

1946     
Claire Falkenstein, The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY

1947     
Transparency and Reflection (Works in plexiglas and small metal sculptures) by Claire Falkenstein, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; American Contemporary Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Claire Falkenstein, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

1949     
Recent Works by Claire Falkenstein, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA     
Recent and Earlier Works by Claire Falkenstein, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

1953     
Claire Falkenstein: 1st Exhibition, Struttura Grafica, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

1954     
Claire Falkenstein: incisioni e gioielli, Galleria Montenapoleone, Milan, Italy

1956     
Claire Falkenstein, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

1957     
Claire Falkenstein, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Claire Falkenstein, Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, WA

1958     
Claire Falkenstein: Object-Gravure, Galleria Il Segno, Rome, Italy; Notizie, Associazione Arti Figurative, Turin, Italy
California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute), San Francisco, CA

1959
Structures by Claire Falkenstein, Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA            
Claire Falkenstein, Gallery Mayer, New York, NY

1960     
Claire Falkenstein, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Claire Falkenstein, Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, Germany
Claire Falkenstein, Kunstpavillon im von Köppenschen Park, Soest, Germany
Claire Falkenstein: Structures, Gallery Mayer, New York, NY

1961     
Falkenstein, Galleria d’Arte Il Canale, Venice, Italy

1962     
Claire Falkenstein, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France

1963     
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA      
Claire Falkenstein, Galleria Il Traghetto, Venice, Italy

1964     
Claire Falkenstein, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1965     
Claire Falkenstein, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1966     
Claire Falkenstein: Graphics–Drawings–Sculpture, Hollis Galleries, San Francisco, CA

1967     
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture, Paintings and Graphics, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Space-air Sculpture by Claire Falkenstein, Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, AZ 

1968     
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture-Drawings, Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA
Claire Falkenstein: Recent Sculpture and Painting, Gordon Woodside Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1969     
Claire Falkenstein: A Retrospective, Fresno Art Center (now Fresno Art Museum), Fresno, CA

1970     
An Exhibition of the Sculpture, Painting and Ceramics of Claire Falkenstein, California Federal Savings and Loan Building, Los Angeles, CA      

1971     
Claire Falkenstein: Watercolors, Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Works by Claire Falkenstein, Sherman Foundation Center Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA

1972     
Claire Falkenstein: Structure and Flow, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France      
Claire Falkenstein, Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA       
Sculpture and Prints by Claire Falkenstein, Reagan Center, Eureka College, Eureka, IL    
Claire Falkenstein, Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco, CA       
Claire Falkenstein, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

1973     
Multiple Action Team from M.I.T. and Claire Falkenstein: Topical Image Transducer, California  
Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA         
Drawings by Claire Falkenstein, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

1974     
Sculpture by Claire Falkenstein, Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA         
Claire Falkenstein: “Struttura Graffica” and Related Sculpture, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA              
Claire Falkenstein: Multidimensions, Gallery 707, Los Angeles, CA            
Claire Falkenstein: In Praise of the Cosmos, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

1975     
Prints by Claire Falkenstein, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Claire Falkenstein: Measurable Only in Probabilities, Arts Council Cultural Center, Thousand Oaks, CA    
Sculptures and Graphics by Claire Falkenstein, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA              

1976     
Claire Falkenstein: Constructions, Paintings, and Drawings, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture and Drawings, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL
Claire Falkenstein: Sculptures, Graphics and Drawings, Smith Andersen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1977     
Claire Falkenstein: Topological Investigations, Grossmont College Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Blown and Fused Glass, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA     
Claire Falkenstein: Graphics, Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1978     
Claire Falkenstein, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
The Sculpture and Graphics of Claire Falkenstein, California Polytechnic State University,               Pomona, CA            
Claire Falkenstein: Graphics, Joseph I. Lubin House, Syracuse University, New York, NY
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture, Stewart Neill Gallery, New York, NY
Claire Falkenstein: Sculpture, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980     
Claire Falkenstein in San Francisco, Paris, Los Angeles and Now, Palm Springs Desert Museum (now Palm Springs Art Museum), Palm Springs, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Small Sculptures, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Claire Falkenstein: 1945-1980, Stewart Neill Gallery, New York, NY

1981     
Claire Falkenstein: Paintings, Drawings, Collage 1940-1980, Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Installation and Recent Work, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Claire Falkenstein, Stewart Neill Gallery, New York, NY

1982     
Claire Falkenstein: The Forum, A Memorial to A. Quincy Jones, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA              
Claire Falkenstein: Homage to Tecumseh, Allschool Gallery, Francisco Sepulveda Junior High School (now Francisco Sepulveda Middle School), North Hills, CA

1983     
City Hall, Los Angeles, CA 

1984     
The Continuing Vision of Claire Falkenstein, 1947-1984, University Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Selected Works, 1945-1984: Sculpture, Painting, Assemblage, Graphics, William & Catherine Hemmerdinger Galley, Palm Desert, CA

1986     
Claire Falkenstein: Simultaneity 1936/1986, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Claire Falkenstein: Sculptures, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

1987     
Claire Falkenstein: The Never-Ending Screen, University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

1988     
A Tribute to Claire Falkenstein, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

1989     
Claire Falkenstein: Chance & Choice, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1990     
Claire Falkenstein: Chasing the Line, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA 

1997     
Claire Falkenstein: Looking Within–A Point of Departure–Collected Works 1927 to 1997, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2004     
The Modernist Jewelry of Claire Falkenstein, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2006     
Claire Falkenstein: Structure and Flow–Works from 1950-1980, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA

2011     
Claire Falkenstein: Intimate Relations, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2012     
Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2016     
Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Omaggio a/Homage to Claire Falkenstein, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Claire Falkenstein: A Selection of Works from 1955-1975, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2018     
Claire Falkenstein: Matter in Motion, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY        
Claire Falkenstein: Time Elements, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1931      
Opportunity Gallery, The Art Centre, New York, NY

1932      
First Annual Exhibition of Western Water Color Painting, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1933      
Student Exhibition of Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, Mills College Art Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1934      
Water Colors by Western Painters, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
9th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA

1935      
First Graphic Arts Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
10th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1936      
11th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1937      
Watercolors and Drawings by Claire von Falkenstein and Ray Boynton, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1938      
13th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Oakland Art Gallery, CA

1939      
59th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
4th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
14th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1940      
Art in Action, Golden Gate International Exposition, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Pacific Coast States Watercolors, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
60th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art    Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
15th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1941      
61st Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art    Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
6th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
16th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Artist Members of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
American Sculpture Today, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
9th Annual Exhibition of Watercolors and Prints, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1942      
Artists for Victory: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art: Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
62nd Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
7th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
17th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Artist Members of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1943      
63rd Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
8th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
7th Annual Exhibition of Watercolors of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
18th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1944      
Loan Exhibition (Exhibition 25), Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now Solomon R.     Guggenheim Museum), New York, NY
Loan Exhibition (Exhibition 26), Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now Solomon R.     Guggenheim Museum), New York, NY
64th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
19th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1945      
Loan Exhibition (Exhibition 28), Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now Solomon R.     Guggenheim Museum), New York, NY
Art of Our Time: Painting and Sculpture in the Bay Region, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
65th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
9th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
9th Annual Exhibition of Watercolors of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
20th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting and Sculpture, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
Contemporary American Painting: Assembled for the United Nations Conference, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
The 56th Annual American Exhibition of Paintings, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1946      
Loan Exhibition (Exhibition 32), Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now Solomon R.     Guggenheim Museum), New York, NY
66th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
11th Anniversary Exhibition: Art of the Bay Region, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
10th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
American Watercolors–Historical Development and Bay Region Styles, San Francisco       Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
21st Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
The Women, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1947      
Abstract and Surrealist American Art: 58th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Loan Exhibition (Exhibition 33), Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now Solomon R.     Guggenheim Museum), New York, NY
11th Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
New Works by Bay Region Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Wallpaper Designed by Pacific Coast Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
22nd Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Exhibit of Paintings, Facsimiles and Prints Recently Acquired and Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Mills College Art Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA
American Abstract Artists 11th Annual Exhibition, Riverside Museum, New York, NY
Garden Sculpture Show, Second Annual Marin Art and Garden Show, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, CA
California Spring Garden Show (aka Oakland Garden Show), Oakland Exposition Building, Oakland, CA
Christmas Sale, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1948      
American Abstract and Surrealist Art, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and circulated by the American Federation of Arts (AFA), J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Vassar College Museum of Art, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
2ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Petit Palais, Musée de Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Modern Jewelry Under Fifty Dollars: The 2nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA
Painters of the San Francisco Bay Region, Phillips Memorial Gallery (now The Phillips Collection), Washington, DC
Fourth Quarterly Exhibition of Area Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
67th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
12th Annual Exhibition of Watercolors of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
23rd Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Christmas Trees, San Francisco 1948, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Design, San Francisco Museum of Art and Association of Landscape Architects, San Francisco, CA
Mobiles and Articulated Sculpture, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Designs for Decorators Exhibition, The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY

1949      
Paintings by San Francisco Bay Region Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
68th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
First Annual Pacific Coast Decorative Arts Competition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Annual Exhibitions Prize Winners of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
24th Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
The Material and the Immaterial, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Hand-Printed Wallpapers Designed by Bay Region Artists, M. H. de Young Memorial       Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA
Design in Forty Nine by Bay Area Artist-Craftsmen, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA

1950      
4ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Petit Palais, Musée de Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
69th Annual Exhibition of Oil, Tempera on Panel and Sculpture of the San Francisco Art   Association, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
New Works by Bay Region Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Art Movements and Public Taste–San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
17 Painters and 17 Sculptors of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Bay Region Rental Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Pond Farm Workshops, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Association Open Exhibition, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA
15 Contemporary California Artists, Sonoma County Art Association, Hexagon House,    Guerneville, CA
New Accessions U.S.A., 1950, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Plastics Exhibition, YWCA (Young Woman's Christian Association), Boston, MA

1951      
5ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Petit Palais, Musée de Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Campus Taste in Art [Student Taste in Art], Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Opening Exhibition of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL 
Sculpture by Twenty-Four Pacific Coast Artists, Rotunda Gallery, City of Paris, San Francisco, CA

1952      
4ème Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
6ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Petit Palais, Musée de Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France
Exhibition of Sculpture, American Embassy, Paris, France
Un Art Autre, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
“Werkbund,” Berlin, Germany
Exposición Internacional de Arte Abstracto, Museo Municipal de Santander, Santander, Spain
International Sculpture Exhibition (now SONSBEEK), Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem, The Netherlands
International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, St. Moritz, Switzerland

1953      
Jewelry Showcase, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
Peintres américains en France, Galerie Craven, Paris, France
2e Biennale voor Beeldhouwkunst, Middelheim Park, Antwerp, Belgium
American Design for Home and Decorative Use, organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY at the request of the United States Information Agency; Taidehalli (Kunsthalle Helsinki), Helsinki, Finland; Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Permanenten Building (now KODE 1), Bergen, Norway; Permanenten Building, Stavanger, Norway; Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark; City Hall, Aarhus, Denmark; Casino Oostende, Ostend, Belgium; Museum of Decorative Arts (now Design Museum Gent), Ghent, Belgium; Liège, Belgium; Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica Leonardo da Vinci, Milan,   Italy; Palazzo Madama, Turin, Italy; Teatro Falcone, Genoa, Italy; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Palazzo degli Uffici-Mostra d’Oltremare, Naples, Italy; International Fair, Padua, Italy
Three Dimensional Works of Art from the Addison Gallery Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Sculpture Exhibition, Winchester Public Library, Winchester, MA

1954      
6ème Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
Individualità d’oggi I, Galleria Spazio, Rome, Italy
Individualités d'Aujourd'hui I, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France  

1955      
Individualità d’oggi II, Galleria Spazio, Rome, Italy
Individualités d'Aujourd'hui II, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France
Exposition d’ouverture, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France

1956      
Junge Amerikanische Kunst, Haus der Heimat, Iserlohn, Germany; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Structures en devenir, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Sculpture d’un Temps Autre, Galerie Interieurs, Angers, France

1957      
Sculpture for Museum Collections, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Otro Arte: Exposición Internacional de Pintura y Escultura, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain
Mostra collettiva d’importanti Artisti Contemporanei, Rome-New York Art Foundation, Rome, Italy

1958      
1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
The International Art of a New Era: USA, Japan, Europe, Informel and Gutai, Osaka International Festival, Osaka, Japan
Three Bay Area Artists: Claire Falkenstein, Sculpture; James Budd Dixon, Painting; Walter Kuhlman, Painting, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
California Sculptors’ Annual Exhibition, Oakland Museum (now Oakland Museum of California), Oakland, CA
Bay Printmakers’ Society Fourth Print National Exhibition, Oakland Museum (now Oakland Museum of California), Oakland, CA
First Annual Outdoor Show of West Coast Sculptors, Eric Locke Galleries, San Francisco, CA

1959      
Métamorphismes, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Vitalità nell’arte, Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Arte nuova: esposizione internazionale di pittura e scultura, Palazzo Graneria, Turin, Italy
Translucent Objects Selected from the Addison Gallery Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Art in the Academic Curriculum, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1960      
Annual Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New Forms–New Media in Painting and Sculpture II, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
International Sky Festival, Osaka, Japan
Mostra collettiva per l’inaugurazione del centro, International Center of Aesthetic Research, Turin, Italy
From Space to Perception. Dallo Spazio alla Percezione, Rome-New York Art Foundation Gallery, Rome, Italy
Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, Women’s International Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Galleries, London, England
Jonge Kunst alt de collectie Dotremont-Brüssel/Jeune Peinture de la collection Dotremont-Bruxelles, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Artistes Américains en France, organized by the French Association of Artistic Action and the American Cultural Center, Paris, France and circulated in the United States by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France; Musée Fantin-Latour, Grenoble, France;  Fort Lauderdale Art Center (now NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University), Fort Lauderdale, FL; Laguna Beach Art Association (now Laguna Art Museum), Laguna Beach, CA; University Art Gallery in the Powerhouse (now Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), University of California, Berkeley, CA
Art in Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Horizon Northwest, Zena, OR
Women in American Art, World House Galleries, New York, NY
Art from America’s Cities, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC
The Women, Dord Fitz Gallery, Amarillo, TX
Exhibition of Important American and European Artists, Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, WA

1961      
1961 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
21st Annual Exhibition by the Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
XVIIe Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
2ème Exposition Internationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery, 1890-1961, organized by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, England
Survey of the Permanent Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

1962      
Antagonismes 2: L’Objet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre-Pavillion de Marsan, Paris, France
Bijoux d’art contemporain (Jewelry by 11 Artists), Galerie Anderson-Mayer, Paris, France
Strutture e Stile, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Premio Marzotto: Mostra di Pittura Contemporanea, Comunità Europea, Valdagno, Italy
Salon Nika, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Sculpture International, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Women Artists in America Today: A Loan Exhibition, Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

1963      
Eleven Americans, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
1er Salon International de Galeries-Pilotes, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Embossed Prints by Dennis Beall, Claire Falkenstein & Dan Shapiro, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
34 x 34: Works by 34 Sculptors, Long Beach State College Galleries, Long Beach State College (now University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach), Long Beach, CA
First Annual Advent Exhibition of Liturgical Art, Fine Arts Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

1964      
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery, London, England
1964 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie  Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1964 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Bay Area Art for the Collector, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Selections from 1963 Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
6th Selection: Society for Encouragement of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Painted Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s College (now José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s University), Los Angeles, CA
Materials of Art, Rand-Lang Galleries (now Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery), Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Four Women Artists, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

1965      
Etats-Unis: Sculptures du XXe Siècle, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
California International Sculpture Symposium, California State College, Long Beach (now California State University, Long Beach), Long Beach, CA
Sculpture/Los Angeles/1965, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Personal Adornment, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now Museum of Arts and Design), New York, NY
Sculpture Show, Orange Coast College Art Gallery, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
The Drawing Society National Exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA),   DeWaters Art Center, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Atlanta Art Association, Atlanta, GA; University of Kansas Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Frederick & Nelson, Seattle, WA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Honolulu Academy of Arts (now Honolulu Museum of Art), Honolulu, HI; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (now de Young Museum), San Francisco, CA; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, DC
Group Exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Selections for Museum Acquisition: Paintings and Sculpture, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1966      
3ème Exposition Internationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
21 Sculptors, San Fernando Valley State College (now California State College, Northridge), Los Angeles, CA

1967      
Dix Ans d’Art Vivant 1955-1956, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul, France
Devenir de l’abstraction–Espaces abstraits, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
California Art Festival, Lytton Center of the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Collectors’ Choice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1968      
The 28th Annual Exhibition of the Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
25 California Women of Art, Lytton Center of the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1969      
Ten American Artists, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY; Bundy Art Gallery, Waitsfield, VT; Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
Sculpture/Prints/Drawings by Sculptors, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Tamarind: Homage to Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1970      
Art and Technology, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Gifts of Mrs. Charlotte Mack: Museum Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA
Prints and Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1971      
The Collections of the Tate Gallery: British Painting, Modern Painting and Sculpture, Tate Gallery, London, England
Museum Collections: Contemporary American Prints and Drawings, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
California Design Eleven, Pasadena Art Museum (now Norton Simon Museum), Pasadena, CA
Martha Jackson Gallery Collection, Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

1972      
XXXVI Biennale di Venezia, Ateneo di San Basso, Venice, Italy
Looking West, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
Drawings in Space: 19 American Sculptors, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
Contemporary Graphics by West Coast Artists, Harlan Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1973      
The Private Collection of Martha Jackson, University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Finch College Museum of Art, Finch College, New York, NY;    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY  
Dimensional Prints, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
New Acquisitions: Now and Future Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Eight Los Angeles Women Artists, Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
In Continuum: The AVCO Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art), Newport Beach, CA
A Period of Exploration: San Francisco 1945-1950, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

1974      
Prints as Suites, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kaleidoscope: Changing Selections from the Permanent Collection and Rosenbaum Gifts and Purchases, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Public Sculpture/Urban Environment, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Woman’s Work: American Art 1974, Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
Centennial Celebration Art Exhibit, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Contemporary Prints from California, van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, IL  

1975      
Water Colors, Drawings, Prints from Hinkhouse Collection of Art, Melick Library, Eureka College, Eureka, IL
Original Works by Artists including Rodin, Renoir, Falkenstein, Lichtenstein and Chagall, Chapman College Fine Arts Center, Chapman College (now Chapman University), Orange, CA

1976      
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution (now Smithsonian   American Art Museum), Washington, DC
A Decade of Prints Commissioned by the Graphic Arts Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The American Salon des Refuses, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT

1977      
Private Images: Photographs by Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Southern California 100, Laguna Beach Museum of Art (now Laguna Art Museum), Laguna Beach, CA
California Women in Crafts, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Artists’ Mask Invitational, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Tucson Collects III, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Corporate Art Collections, Otis Gallery, Otis Art Institute (now Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design), Los Angeles, CA
Flags, Banners and Kites, Allied Arts of Seattle, Flag Plaza Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Seven California Sculptors, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
California Printmakers, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Images on Paper, Stewart Neill Gallery, New York, NY

1978      
90 by 30: A Festival of Small Sculpture, Marth Jackson West Gallery, New York, NY
Prints Produced in Conjunction with Richard Royce, Delphian Gallery, Delphian Foundation (now Delphian School), Sheridan, OR
Northern California Artists, Art Gallery, Sonoma State College (now Sonoma State           University), Rohnert Park, CA
Selections from the Frederick Weisman Company Collection of California Art, Art Museum and   Galleries (now University Art Museum), California State University, Long Beach, CA

1979      
Vanguard American Sculpture 1913-1939, Rutgers University Art Gallery, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, NJ; William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center (now Ackland Art Museum), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Joslyn Art Museum,Omaha, NE; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Americans in Paris: The ‘50s, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA
Form, No Title, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Aspects of Abstract: Recent West Coast Abstract Painting and Sculpture, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Sculpture ‘79, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
Drawings, Prints, Sculpture by Milton Avery, Robert Cremean, Stuart Davis, Claire Falkenstein and Lyonel Feininger, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1980      
Portraits and Palettes–California Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Mask as Metaphor: A Contemporary Artists' Invitational, Gallery 3, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA (temporary location of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles)
Amassed Masks, Lobby Gallery, Security Pacific Bank, Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Objet d’Art(istes): Artists’ Memorabilia, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA
Sculptors in Prints and Drawings, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981      
Abstract Expressions, 1930-1950: Works from the Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Artists’ Quilts: Quilts by Ten Contemporary Artists, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla), La Jolla, CA; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Laguna Beach    Museum of Art (now Laguna Art Museum), South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA (temporary location)
Women of Art: Women’s Caucus for Art Honors Exhibition for the National Women's Caucus for Art Conference, The North Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Southern California Artists: 1940-1980, Laguna Beach Museum of Art (now Laguna Art Museum), Laguna Beach, CA
Paper: Cast, Torn, Formed, Old Venice Jail Gallery, Venice, CA          

1982      
Works by California Cookbook Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Peace Show, Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
Sculpture Sacramento, Matrix Workshop of Women Artists, Sacramento, CA
100 Years of California Sculpture, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Sculptors at UC Davis, Past and Present, Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA; Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
Unique Impressions: The Monotype and Beyond, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

1983      
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harvey S. Morse Education Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Acquisitions of the AFGA [Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts], 1981-1982, Part II: 1940-1982, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1984      
Un Art Autre/Un Autre Art, Artcurial, Paris, France
You Gotta Have Art, Laguna Beach Museum of Art (now Laguna Art Museum), Laguna Beach, CA
La Quinta Arts Festival, Desert Club, La Quinta, CA
A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors ’84, Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Monotypes and Other Works on Paper, 1979-1984, Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Ten L.A. Artists: A Tribute, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1985      
The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, DC
Galerie Stadler: 30 ans de rencontres, de recherches et de partis pris, Paris 1955-1985, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Sculpture by 18 Artists, Schweitzer Mall, Chapman College (now Chapman University),
Orange, CA
Silver Lake Press–Printer’s Proofs by Gail Jacobs, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
A Tribute to Martha Jackson: Seymour Boardman, Fritz Bultman, Larry Calcagno, Emilio Cruz, Claire Falkenstein, Walter Gaudnek, John Hultberg, Sam Richardson, Julian Stanczak, Arbitrage Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Metal Sculpture, Lyon Gallery, Redlands, CA

1986      
Highlights from the Permanent Collection Part II, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
The 1950s: American Artists in Paris, Part III, Denise Cadé Gallery, New York, NY
Elders of the Tribe, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY; University Art Gallery (now University Art Museum), University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; Nabisco Brands Gallery, East Hanover, NJ; Davenport Art Gallery, Davenport, IA; FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA; Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL; Museum of Art–DeLand, DeLand, FL; Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY; Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Amarillo Art Center (now Amarillo Museum of Art), Amarillo, TX; Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; NCOA Gallery Patina, National Council on the Aging, Washington, DC

1987      
Peggy Guggenheim’s Other Legacy, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
National Sculpture Conference: Works by Women, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center (now Duke Energy Convention Center), Cincinnati, OH
Claire Falkenstein, Alex McFarlane, Stella Waitzkin, and Others, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

1988      
Hommage à Michel Tapié, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
L’Art Moderne à Marseille: La Collection du Musée Cantini, Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
The Ties That Bind, Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989      
Donations Daniel Cordier: le regard d'un amateur, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
American Women Artists: The 20th Century, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
San Francisco Landscape Garden Show (now San Francisco Flower & Garden Show), Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition of Korean and American Women Artists, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Holiday Cheer, Riggs Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1990      
Art in Public Buildings, 1978-89, Old City Hall Gallery (now Old City Arts Center), Redding, CA
Abstract and Traditional Paintings and Drawings by Francoise Gilot, Jurgen Gorg, Claire Falkenstein, Fitz Maurice, Tracy Reid, Angelika Villagrana, and Sculpture by J. Menzel Joseph, Itzak Benshalom and T. Malamud, Riggs Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Functionists High, American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991      
Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Pasadena, CA

1993      
Continuous Departures: Eight Printmakers in the Modernist Tradition, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
In the Sculptor’s Landscape: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Then Becoming Now, First Visit and Beyond Program, Los Angeles Art Association and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994      
Still Working, Parsons School of Design, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; USC Fisher Gallery (now USC Fisher Museum of Art), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
LAX/94–Take 2, USC Fisher Gallery (now USC Fisher Museum of Art), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
La Donation Anthony Denney, Musée d'Art Moderne (now les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées) and Réfectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse, France

1995      
Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art, 1934–1957, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA;  Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center (now Hammer Museum), University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Collector’s Exhibit, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Fifteen Profiles: Distinguished California Modernists, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Generation of Mentors, José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s College (now Mount Saint Mary’s University), Los Angeles, CA
Pacific-Pacific, Los Angeles and Seoul Contemporary Arts (LASCA), Los Angeles, CA

1996      
Collection Highlights: 1945 To The Present, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Linear Impulse, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Index 17: California Artists, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1997      
Torino–Parigi–New-York–Osaka: Tapié - Un art autre, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; Espace d'art moderne et contemporain de Toulouse et Midi-Pyrénées (now les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées), Toulouse, France
Group Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

1998      
L’École de Paris: 1945-1964, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1999      
Radical Past: Contemporary Art and Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Sculptures and Drawings From the Permanent Collection, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Alternate Realities: Twentieth Century West Coast Artworks from the Museum Collection, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
The Hand of the Sculptor on Paper, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000      
True Grit–Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Jay DeFeo, Claire Falkenstein, Nancy Grossman, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Spero, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA; University of New Hampshire Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; University of Kentucky Art Museum, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Center for the Visual Arts, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO
Welded Sculpture of the Twentieth Century, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Sculpture on Campus, Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA
California Modernism & Abstraction, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001      
The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Mary and  Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
California Modernism: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Permanent Collection, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2002      
Affinités: oeuvres de la collection des Abattoirs, Toulouse, Musée Denys-Puech, Rodez, France
The Eye of Maggie Karl, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Bandon, OR

2003      
Secrets of the Permanent Collection: Phase III–Abstracts, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Treasures Big & Small, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2004      
Artworks by Claire Falkenstein and Eleanor Antin, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
30 Works of Art from the Permanent Collection of the Coos Art Museum, Annual Members Dinner, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2005      
Merci monsieur Cordier, les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

2006      
Media Mixer: Sculpture from the Collection, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Eighteen Profiles: Distinguished Women Artists of California: Twenty-Year Survey, 1986-2006, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Group Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Summer Selections, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2007      
Moving Past Present, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2008      
Là où je vais, je suis déjà, les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY            
Form & Function: American Modernist Jewelry, 1940-1970, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; School of Creative Arts, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Wonder Women, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, AS Art Foundation, New York, NY
Gallery Selections, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
Mid Twentieth Century Abstraction, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA

2009      
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part Two: Sculpture), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Connections: LA Printmaking 1962 to 1973, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Les Désordres du plaisir, les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

2010      
Branching Out, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
California Contemporary Art, Art Center, Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA
The American Scene: New Deal Art, 1935-43, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

2011      
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
The Jason Wong Estate: One Collector, Many Media, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Some Assembly Required: Assemblage & Collage, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Postwar Modernism of the West, Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
NO RULES: East 9th Street Revisited: 1951-2011, Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY

2012      
A l'épreuve du feu, Espace Paul Eluard, Cugnaux, France
Abstract Drawings, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Pages, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design,               Pasadena, CA
Out of the Racks: Not-Recent Acquisitions, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Layering, Assembling, Carving, Constructing: Gordon Wagner, George Herms, Jules Engel, William Dole, Etc., Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013      
Designing Modern Women 1890-1990, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Wear it or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
JOAN, JOAN, JOAN–One Subject, Many Artists, Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, John Wayne Airport, Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
Image to Gesture, 1945-1969: California Post War Abstraction, David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, NY
Intimate Enigmas, Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

2014      
Accrochage collection 2014, les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Toward Resolution: Artists’ Studies from the Collection [Phillips Academy Art 300], Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Enriching and Engaging: Select Recent Acquisitions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
EAT.DRINK.ART–A Kaleidoscope of the Senses, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Joan Quinn: Captured, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

2015      
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Martha Jackson Graphics, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Small Treasures, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Far-Sited: California International Sculpture Symposium 1965/2015, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Collectionner les présents, les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Pont des Arts, Mairie de Lacaze, Lacaze, France
Daniel Cordier, l'oeil du collectionneur, Musée Denys-Puech, Rodez, France
Permanent Collection, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Recent Acquisitions from CAM’s Permanent Collection, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
It’s Never Just Black or White, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
METAL: American Sculpture, 1945-1970, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
COLLECTIBLE: Contemporary & Modern Works, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Speed Space, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

2016      
Impact: The Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA
Portraits of a Patron, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
All That Sparkles: 20th Century Artists’ Jewelry, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Von Arp bis Pollock: Kunst- und Ausstellungsplakate in Frankreich und Deutschland, 1945-1960/From Arp to Pollock: Art and Exhibition Posters in France and Germany, 1945-1960, Galerie für Moderne Kunst und Plakatkunst, Cologne, Germany
Documents d'action, 1947-1965. Oeuvres des collections Anthony Denney et Daniel Cordier, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
It’s Not Your Nature, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Women! Women! (of the ‘50s), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, AS Art Foundation, New York, NY
Tinseltown in the Rain: The Surrealist Diaspora in Los Angeles, 1935 to 1969, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Surreal / Unreal, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Modern & Contemporary Works: Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Sculpture, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2017      
Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY
Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Making a Scene: The Jefferson Place Gallery, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC
The Time Is N♀w, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2018      
De Calder à Koons, Bijoux d’Artistes. La Collection Idéale de Diane Venet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Lost, Loose, and Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris,1944-1968, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Celebrating 50 Years of the US Open Championships, United States Tennis Association (USTA) President’s Suite, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, NY

“Well, if you look at my work, of course there's some influence. You can't just go through life not being influenced at all. But there is a kind of action always in my work that is of a kind of interior growth, rather than exterior association with some style or some subject. I've always worked out my own direction.”[i]

Celebrated for her exquisite structures of fused metal and glass, Claire Falkenstein was born in Coos Bay, a small Pacific lumber town in Oregon. As a child, she would often wake up early and ride her horse to the edge of the bay in order to watch the sun rise over the beach. This daily proximity to seaweed, shells, stones, and driftwood had a profound effect on her artistic vocabulary as an adult. Although she began sculpting as a child, Falkenstein did not intend to study art when she entered the University of California Berkeley in 1927. However, it soon became her passion, and in 1930 she graduated with a major in art and minors in philosophy and anthropology. That same year, the East-West Gallery in San Francisco mounted her first solo exhibition, a rare achievement for such a young artist. In 1933, Falkenstein received a grant to study at Mills College in Oakland with Alexander Archipenko, who introduced the principles of implied motion and spatial relationships in abstract sculpture. During her studies at Mills, she also worked with Bauhaus émigrés László Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes.

By 1940, Falkenstein was living in San Francisco and working predominantly in wood and ceramics, creating abstract, organic three-dimensional forms with moveable parts. Her work was first shown in New York City in 1944, when the Bonestell Gallery mounted a solo exhibition. In the late 1940s, she began teaching at the California School of Fine Arts, where she met Clyfford Still, whose abstract expressionist paintings had an important influence on her approach to sculpture, and she began to allow more room for the accidental and the spontaneous. Falkenstein’s 1948 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art demonstrated her move towards a freer, open-form language.

In 1950, Falkenstein moved to Paris, where her friends included American artists Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, and Mark Tobey. A versatile, innovative artist, Falkenstein spent most of her career unaffiliated with specific art movements, and she attributes her confidence in this individuality partly to her time in Paris, explaining, “the French allowed a kind of individual action. They have the quality of centuries . . . of culture and of art and . . . [y]ou feel it within yourself when you're there. I felt it so strongly that right away my so-called "looking within" really worked. That's when I developed my own vocabulary.”[ii] This vocabulary was the cornerstone of her mature style, and it consisted of five main elements: “the sign and the ensemble, the moving point and the lattice structure, the topological structure.”[iii] She created some of her most important works in Europe, such as the Sun Series, sculptures of welded wire that revealed her fascination with the sculptural qualities of open and negative space. Her work was exhibited extensively, and she became the only non-German artist included in the 1952 Werkbund exhibition, revived for the first time since its suppression under Hitler.

 


[i] Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein, 1995 Mar. 2-21, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-claire-falkenstein-12659 (Accessed July 2014).

[ii] Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein, 1995 Mar. 2-21.

[iii] Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein, 1995 Mar. 2-21.

 

Falkenstein returned to the United States in 1960 and settled in Southern California. Represented by Galerie Stadler in Paris and the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York, she completed numerous public commissions around the world including the gates of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice (now in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy). Her first public commission in Los Angeles (1963-1965) was a welded copper tube and glass fountain for the California Federal Savings and Loan Association. Known as the Cal Fed Fountain, the work used water as a sculptural element integral to the overall composition. This work forced Falkenstein to think in terms of the construction and flow of sculpture, revealing her recurring interest in molecular structure, topology, and cosmology. The most monumental commission of her career was a series of welded doors and glass windows for St. Basil Church in Los Angeles. Completed in 1969, this series revolved around her notion of the “never ending screen,” a sculptural element she developed and deployed throughout her career, even incorporating it into paintings and drawings. 

In 1997, Falkenstein died at age eighty-nine, and soon after, The Falkenstein Foundation was created to preserve her legacy. Since then, her work has been shown regularly in group and solo exhibitions, including the 2015 exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury and Today at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. In 2016, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy mounted Postwar Era: A Recent History, Homage to Claire Falkenstein and currently, the Pasadena Museum of California Art organized the traveling retrospective, Beyond Sculpture, comprised of approximately seventy-five works, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, etchings, lithographs, jewelry, and watercolors, as well as large-scale photographs of her major public commissions. 

Falkenstein’s diverse body of artwork is currently represented in public collections worldwide, including the Tate Modern in London; Centre Pompidou in Paris; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, both in New York. A prolific artist, Falkenstein continued to work and exhibit for the duration of her nearly seventy-year career. In 2014, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery proudly became the representative of The Falkenstein Foundation.

les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice, Italy
California State University, Fullerton, CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Colby College Museum of Art, Colby College, Waterville, ME
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Hinkhouse Collection of Art, Melick Library, Eureka College, Eureka, IL
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields, A Place for Nature and the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mills College Art Museum, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Tate Modern, London, England
Tougaloo Art Collections, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
University Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
University of Michigan Museum of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
USC Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT