Laddie John Dill

Laddie John Dill



Laddie John Dill, a Los Angeles native, was born in Long Beach and attended Santa Monica High School. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. At age 28, Dill had his first one-man exhibit at the Illeana Sonnabend Gallery in New York. Dill’s list of exhibitions include galleries and museums from such venues as Seoul, Paris, Nogoya, Japan; and Helsinki, Findland; to New York, Kansas City,
Seattle, and throughout Northern and Southern California.
Laddie is the recipient of two National Endowment grants; one for sculpture and one for painting, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting. He has also taught extensively at UCLA, UCIrvine, Art Center in Pasadena, and lectured in numerous universities and art institutions across the United States.

1943 Born in Long Beach, California
1964 – 1968 Attended Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, BFA 1968
Lives in Venice, California
1975 National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Fellowship
1979 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1982 National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Fellowship
1983 California Arts Council, Art in Public Buildings Program Grant

Group exhibitions
Hauser & Wirth Gallery, “Cal Arts 50 + 50″, Los Angeles, CA
Mac Museum, “Biennial Art MAC I,” Singen, Germany
Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Frederick Weisman Foundation Collection, Santa Monica, California
24 Beaubourg Gallery, “OUIOUINONNON,” Paris France
Gulbenkian Foundation Paris, “Talisman,” Paris, France
Mixographia, “Making Space,” Los Angeles, CA
Gerald Buck Collection, University of California, Irvine, CA
Hammer Museum, Gift from Grinstien Family,
“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection,” Los Angeles, CA
Pepperdine University Museum, “Selection from the Weisman Collection,” Malibu, CA
Georges Bergès Gallery, “Harmony in Form and Color,” two-man exhibition with Kristin Jai Klosterman, New York, NY
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, California
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Liberty Arts Gallery, “Venice Beach,” two-man show with Charles Arnoldi, Yreka, CA
Galerie Dominique Fiat, “Art & Mechanic,” Paris, France
Laguna Museum of Art, “In Barcelona”, Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Drawings from the 60’s and 70’s”, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, “Electric Light Blanket” (Installation and Performance), Laguna, CA
Parallel, curated by Terence Riley, John Keenen & Joachim Pissarro, “LAX-MIA: Light + Space”, Miami, FL
Austin Projects, “Inaugural Exhibition”, Palm Desert, CA
Galerie Dominique Fiat, “Laddie John Dill and Brian Wills”, Paris, France
Nyehaus and Dorfman Projects, “The Very Last Plastics Show,” New York, NY
Laguna Museum of Art, “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Laguna Beach, California
Barbara Mathes Gallery, “California Group Exhibition”, New York, NY
Peter Blake Gallery, “The Nature of Abstraction”, Laguna, CA
Art 1307, “7 Magnifici Anni”, Napoli, Italy
Ochi Gallery, “Value of a Line”, Sun Valley, ID
Maison Rouge, “Who’s Afraid Of Red, Yellow And Blue”, Paris, France
Tankstelle Gallery, “LA Invasion: Laddie John Dill/Peter Alexander/Judy Chicago”, Berlin, Germany
Martin-Gropius-Bau, “Pacific Standard Time Berlin”, Berlin, Germany (PST)*
William Turner Gallery, “Ed’s Party”, Los Angeles, CA
Joe’s Abbot Kinney, “Artists X Architects”, Venice, CA
MACRO, “Neon. La Materia Luminosa Dell’Arte”, Rome, Italy
ART1307, “Immaterial spaces”, Napoli, Italy
Venice Biennale, “Venice in Venice” Venice, Italy
Nye+Brown, “The Lords and the New Creatures”, Los Angeles, California
The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, “Selections from the Frederick R.
Galerie Dominique Fiat, “Contained Radiance / Paris”, Paris, France
Weisman Museum of Art”, Malibu, California (PST)*
5 Lite, “Laddie John Dill, Ed Moses, James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Robert Wilhite”, Los Angeles, CA (PST)*
Seeline Gallery, “Silver”, Los Angeles, CA (PST)*
Santa Ana College, “Mysterious Objects”, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, “Best Kept Secret”, Laguna Beach, CA (PST)*
Nye+Brown, “Domestic Disturbance”, Los Angeles, CA
LA Artcore, “Solid as a Rock”, Los Angeles, California (PST)*
Galerie Dominique Fiat, “PST / Paris”, Paris, France
David Zwirner, “Primary Atmospheres”, New York, New York
Museo Jumex, “Collection”, Mexico City, Mexico
Basel Art Fair, “Volta 6”, Basel, Switzerland
Nyehaus, “Swell”, New York, NY
Nathan Bernstein Gallery, “Behind the Light”, New York, NY
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, “Swell”, New York, NY
Rumba: “Made in California”, Santa Monica, California
Coda Gallery, Rancho Mirage, California
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University; “From the Vault”, Malibu, California
Fellini Gallery, Shang Hai, China
PS Zask Gallery, “Thirdspace”, Los Angeles, California
Santa Monica Museum, “Incognito”, Santa Monica, California
LA Contemporary: “Nepotism”, Los Angeles, California
The Riverside Art Museum: “The 1980’s Neo- Expressionism & Driven Abstraction II”, Riverside, California

Solo exhibitions
Museum of Art & History, “The Light of Space,” Lancaster, CA
Wiesbaden Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
Contained Radiance: Desert Light, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, France
Contained Radiance: San Francisco, Themes + Projects Gallery, San Francisco, California
Whitestone Gallery, “Contained Radiance: Taipei,” Taipei, Taiwan
Antiquitas in Luce, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Contained Radiance: Miracle Mile, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Laddie John Dill: Light Sentences and Light Traps, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
ART1307, “Modulazioni di luce”, Napoli, Italy
Pio Monte della Misericordia, Napoli, Italy
Nyehaus Gallery, “Elementary: Laddie John Dill”, New York, New York
Nye+Brown, “Contained Radiance/LA”, Los Angeles, California
Ochi Gallery, “Contained Radiance/Idaho”, Ketchum, Idaho
Nyehaus, “Contained Radiance”, New York, New York
LA Artcore Gallery, “Survey: 1970 – 2006”, Los Angeles, California
Off Main Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Kevin Barry Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, California
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, California
Elena Zass Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Euro Gallery, Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ochi Gallery, “Recent Works”, Sun Valley, Idaho
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, California
Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas
Chac Mool Contemporary Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Springs, California
Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Steven Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas
Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada
Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, California
D.P. Fong & Spratt Galleries, San Jose, California
D.P. Fong Galleries, San Jose, California
Works Gallery South, Costa Mesa, California
Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Works Gallery South, Costa Mesa, California
Sam Francis Gallery/ Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, California
Municipal Art Gallery/Mixografia Gallery and Workshop Los Angeles, California
Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Texts of Critics

Luca Giordano – Laddie John Dill di Marco Di Mauro
pubblicato su Testo in catalogo: “Immaterial spaces”