BIOGRAPHY

Born 1949, Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
1970
BA, University of California at Irvine, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Alexis Smith, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
2017
On Point, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016
The Sorcerer's Apprentice, with Amy Gerstler, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2015
History in the Making, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY
Chandlerisms, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
2013
Slice of Life, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Alexis Smith: Second Nature, Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Alexis Smith: Early Works, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Imitation of Life, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Play it as it Lays, Thomas Solomon Gallery at Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA
2004
LUST/RUST/DUST, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Living Dangerously, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Past Lives: Installations by Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler, The University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
2002
Local Color, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Real World: Collage Works 1981-2002, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
2001
An Embarrassment of Riches, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY
2000
The Sorcerer's Apprentice, with Amy Gerstler, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Fools Rush In, Ameringer Howard, Boca Raton, FL
1999
Words to Live By, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997
My Favorite Sport, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
A Matter of Taste, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1995
The Farmer's Daughter, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Cherished Notions, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994
The Wonder Years, 1973-1983, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Alexis Smith, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Looking for America, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1991
Alexis Smith: Public Works, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
Alexis Smith, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1990
Eldorado (On the Road, Part II), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989
Past Lives, with Amy Gerstler, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
Past Lives, with Amy Gerstler, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1988
On The Road, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Same Old Paradise, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Alexis Smith + Joseph Cornell: Parallels, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
1986
Viewpoints: Alexis Smith, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Currents: Alexis Smith, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1985
Jane, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983
Selections from Christmas Eve, 1943, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1982
Christmas Eve, 1943, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Satan's Satellites, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chinese Junk, Clocktower, New York, NY
1981
U.S.A., Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Stardust, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Stardust, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
1980
Raymond Chandler's L.A., Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New World, commissioned installation, House & Garden Magazine, Condé Nast Studios, New York, NY
Stardust, performance with Heide Hardin, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
1979
The Room on the Other Side of the Mirror, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Magic Mountain, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Autumn Sonata, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1978
April Foole, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
The Magic Mountain, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Medium, performance, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Magic, Close-up, performance with Tony DeLap, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
1977
Tales of Mystery and Enchantment, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alexis Smith, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1976
Star Material, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
Alexis Smith, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Scherherezade the Storyteller, CARP, Los Angeles, CA
1975
Anteroom, CARP, Los Angeles, CA
Rapido, Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Alexis Smith, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Classics Illustrated, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1974
Alexis Smith, Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles: A Fiction, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Forms of Identity: Women Artists in the 90s, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Los Angeles: A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
A Retrospective Space: UC San Diego's University Art Gallery, UC San Diego Faculty Club, San Diego, CA
Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
CALIFORNIA 101: Art from the Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2015
A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine, University Art Gallery at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA
Drawing in L.A.: the 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2014
The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2013
L'Objet Trouve: Readymade, Rectified and Reassembled, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Arctic Summer, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Feminine Canvas, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2010
S, M, L, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Works in Edition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009
elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Glue, Paper, Scissors, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Reading Standing Up, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Selections from the Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection, curated by Bob Nugent, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
index: conceptualism in California from the permanent collection, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2008, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Made in California: Contemporary California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s from LACMA's Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Evidence of Movement, J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
WACK!, Art and the Feminist Revolution, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; P.S.1 Museum of Modern Art, New Yok, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Corpus Humorous, Shatford Library, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
The Searchers, White Box, New York, NY
Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2005
Nineteen Plus One: Artists-in-Residence Retrospective Exhibition, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
After Cézanne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Conceptual Photography from the Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Art of Engagement: Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Sculpture, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Southern Exposure, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
The Poetics of Travel, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
WivesHusbands, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Now and Then Some, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
100 Artists See God, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
2003
Raid the Icebox, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Quasi Come: The Beauty of Fake and Forgery in Literature and Art, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, CA
Cowboys, Indians & The Big Picture, McMullen Museum, Boston College, Boston, MA
Some Assemblage Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Parallels and Intersections: Art / Women / California 1950-2000, San Jose Art Museum, San Jose, CA
C.O.L.A. 2002, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Roy Dowell, Daniel Mendel-Black, Alexis Smith, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism; Site Santa Fe 2001 Biennial, Site Santa Fe, NM
Recasting the Past: Beneath the Hollywood Tinsel, California State University, Fullerton, CA
Seeing or Believing, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Evidence of Love; Romance, Desire, & Fantasy, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Postmodern Americans: A Selection, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
A Way with Words: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
2000
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Library, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
12 Divas, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Big Go Stands for Goodness: Corita Kent's 1960s POP, curated by Michael Duncan, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Art Gallery, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
1999
Radical P.A.S.T.: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Norton Simon Museum of Art in collaboration with Armory Center for the Arts, The New Pasadena Gallery, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, CA
The Eclectic Eye, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
1998
90069, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997
A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Continuity & Contradiction, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Landfall Press: 25 Years of Printmaking, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1970-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA; University of Texas, Austin, TX; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Marco Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
1995
Untitled (Reading Room), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Commercial Art, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Art Works: The Paine-Webber Collection of Contemporary Masters, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
New Visions: Los Angeles Art in the 90's, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Elvis + Marilyn: 2 x Immortal, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Language: Printmaking and Popular Culture, 1960-1990, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Romance, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Benefit for Dennis Cooper's "Frisk," Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Picasso to Christo: The Evolution of a Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
A Complete Hand of One Suit, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
LA Stories, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Transitional Realities, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Western Myth: Twentieth Century Update, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Collage and Assemblage, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
1992
Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln Park, Lincoln, MA; Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Connections: Explorations in the Getty Center Collections by Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, Buzz Spector, J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Edge of Childhood, curated by Barbara Coller, Heckscher Museum, New York, NY
Hollywood, Hollywood, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Transforming the Western Image in 20th Century American Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
1991
A Passion for Art: Watercolors and Works on Paper, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
Addiction, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Framed, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, NY
Poets/Painters Collaborations, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, NY
20th Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
1990
Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art, 1960-1990, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1989
Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Selections from the Beatrice and Philip Gersh Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA's Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Art in the Public Eye: Selected Developments, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Forty Years of California Assemblage, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
A Brave New World: John Baldessari/Vernon Fisher/ Stephen Prina/ Ed Ruscha/ Alexis Smith, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1988
Contemporary American Collage, 1960-1985, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Benson Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Lehigh University Gallery, Bethlehem, PA; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Auto-Perceptions: Los Angeles Artists and the Car, Gallery 1220, Perloff Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Layers: Media and Culture, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Striking Distance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA; University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1987
comic iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Walker Art Center, MN; San Antonio Art Institute, TX; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Los Angeles Today: Contemporary Visions, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Concept/reality: Los Angeles Public Art, University Art Gallery, curated Michelle Isenberg and Bob Privitt, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, and The Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
The Years of Passage, 1969-1975, Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, CA
1986
Text & Image: The Wording of American Art, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945-1986, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Southern California Collection, Cirrus, Los Angeles, CA
Remembrances of Things Past, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA,
Teaching Artists: The UCLA Faculty of Art & Design, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, 1945 to Present, Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, CA
Gentleman's Choice, The Woman's Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Spectrum: In Other Words, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Contemporary Art from Southern California, U.S. Embassy, Helsinki, Finland
Hollywood: Inside and Out, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Art Out, Claremont Graduate School Art Department, Claremont, CA
Selections from the William J. Hokin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Critical Messages: The Use of Public Media for Political Art by Women, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1984
Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Verbally Charged Images, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, NY; USF Art Galleries, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Art Gallery, California State College, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA; Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA; Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI; Independent Curators, Inc., New York
Crime and Punishment: Reflections of Violence in Contemporary Art, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Significant Others, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
MacArthur Park Public Art Program: Phase I-IV, Otis Art Institute at Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1983
A Contemporary Collection on Loan from the Rothschild Bank, Ag, Zurich, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Contemporary Collage - Extensions, Montgomery Art Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, CA
Directions 1983, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Exchange Between Artists: Poland-U.S.A., Douglas Hyde Gallery, University of Dublin, Ireland
Young Talent Awards, 1963-1983, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Cultural Excavations: Recent and Distant, Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Perspectives of Landscape, Fuller-Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
The Comic Art Show, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1982
Contemporary Los Angeles Artists, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan and
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Work, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Une Experience Museographique: Echange Entre Artistes, 1931-1982, Cologne - U.S.A., Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Poetic Objects, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
1981
Poetic Visions, Otis Art Institute at Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
Words as Images, The Renaissance Society at Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Messages, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Humor in Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum as Site: Sixteen Installations, (Cathay installation), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1980
Views Over America, Junior Council, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tableau, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Drawings, Joselott Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Audrey Strohl Gallery, Memphis, TN
Xmas in July, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Words and Numbers, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1979
Storytelling in Art, American Foundation for the Arts Museum, Miami, FL
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Paper on Paper, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Words and Images, Philadelphia College of Art, PA
Decade in Review, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Kunstler Schaufenster, window installation Stairway to the Stars, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
American Narrative/Story of Art, 1968-78, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Paris Biennale à Nice, Musée de Nice, France
Paris Biennale à Strausbourg, Strausbourg, France
Southern California Styles of the 60's and 70's, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Narration, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Gallery as Lithography Studio, California State University, Fullerton, CA
1978
Three Generations: Studies in Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1977
Artists' Books, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Narrative Themes/Audio Works, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Miniatures, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Paris Biennale, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
The American Section of the Paris Biennale, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Gold & Silver, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Via Los Angeles: Asher, Burden, C. Davis, Hunt, Ruppersberg, Smith, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1976
AutobiographiCalifornial Fantasies, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Southland Video Anthology, Part I, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, Penthouse Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Selections: New Talent Award Winners, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1975
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Both Kinds: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Four Los Angeles Artists: Foulkes, Goode, Smith, Wheeler, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY; Corcoran Gallery of American Art, Washington, DC; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Work, Image, Number, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, NY
Visual/Verbal, The Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California at Irvine, 1965-75, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
1974
Word Works, Art Gallery, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Works Selected by Nicholas Wilder, Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
1972
Greater Magic, Mungar, Smith, Titus, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Margaret Lowe, Barbara Munger, Alexis Smith, Margaret Wilson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Attitudes, Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, Pasadena, CA

AWARDS
2008
Cotzen Award, Barnsdall Art Center
2002
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship
1987
Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1976
Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1974
New Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

PUBLIC PROJECTS
2007
The Birds, mosaic wall mural for Metro Red Line, Hollywood/Highland Station, Los Angeles, CA
Night and Day, terrazzo floor proposal for Pasadena Center Expansion Project, Los Angeles, CA
2006
The Scarlet Letter, exterior canvas mural for Las Vegas Central Library, Las Vegas Centennial 100 Mural Projects, Las Vegas, NV
2003
HEALTH & HUMAN, mural project for Capital Area East End Project, Sacramento, CA
2002
Victory, proposal for commemorative neon sign, Costco Wholesale, Culver City, CA
Red Carpet, 25 x 35 feet, hand-tufted New Zealand wool carpet for Site Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
1999
Larger than Life, terrazzo floors based on archival black and white athletic photographs, Jerome Schottenstein Center (sports arena), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1997
Taste, permanent mixed media wall installation for The Restaurant at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Zanja Dog Walk, proposal for Costco Wholesale, Culver City, CA
1993
Terrazzo floorscapes for South and West Lobbies, Los Angeles Convention Center Expansion Project, Los Angeles, CA
1992
Untitled permanent mixed media installation for the Alaska Building, Seattle, WA
Snake Path, slate and concrete path with granite book and bench, The Stuart
Collection, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1989
Preliminary design for Playhouse Square, plaza design for downtown, Cleveland, OH
Collaborative proposals for Miami International Airport, with R.M. Fischer: Concourse B, 1988, and Concourse D, Miami, FL
1986
Mini-Monuments, MacArthur Park Public Arts Program, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Niagara, granite monument, Artpark, Lewiston, NY
Proposals for mixed-media collage on painted wall, Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library, New York, NY
1984
California, collage works in permanent painted installation, California State Office Building, Santa Rosa, CA
1983
The Grand, permanent painted installation on three levels with collage works,
Keeler Grand Foyer, De Vos Hall, Grand Center, Grand Rapids, MI
1982
Starlight, collage works in permanent painted installation, Unity Savings and Loan, Los Angeles, CA
There's No Place Like Home, collage works in permanent painted installation, home of Aviva and Carl Covitz, Los Angeles, CA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2004
Pocket Book, Sixteen: One, Santa Monica, CA

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Knight, Christopher. "Under the Big Black Sun at MOCA." Los Angeles Times, October 14, p. D1, D4.
2009
Hertz, Richard. The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Artworld. Minneola Press, p. 32-40.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "An Alexis Smith Revival." Aesthetica, May 19
Watters, Sam. "Alexis Smith, collage artist uprooted." Los Angeles Times, May 16
Pagel, David. "Everything old is new again." Los Angeles Times, May 8, p. D14.
2008
Pincus, Robert L. "Director, Collector, Provocateur." art ltd., December, p. 38 – 40.
2006
Muchnic, Suzanne. "L.A.'s so aujourd'hui." Los Angeles Times, February 26, Sec. E, p. 31, 40-41, illus. p. 40.
2004
Johnson, Ken. "Art in Review: Alexis Smith." New York Times, April 16, p.B36.
Rickels, Laurence A. "Alexis Smith." artUS, Issue 2, April/May, p. 4-5
Frank, Peter. "Art Picks of the Week: Alexis Smith, Martha Alf." LA Weekly, January 2, p. 95, illus.
Pagel, David. "These images are combustible." Los Angeles Times, January 1, sec. E, p. 73, illus.
2003
Pagel, David. "Anger drives political messages." Los Angeles Times, November 28, sec. E, pp. 32-33
Wright, Karen. "Light & Space." Modern Painters, Spring, p. 17 – 18
Cohen, Rachel. "It Only Happens Once." Modern Painters, Spring, p. 26-29
2002
Pagel, David. "Pop: The Next Wave, Most Winners of the C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships build on Warhol's public emphasis." Los Angeles Times, June 8, Sec. F, P. 1
Bonansinga, Kate. "SITE Santa Fe, Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism." Sculpture, January/February
2001
Klein, Jennie. "It's a Beautiful Morning." New Art Examiner, November/December, p. 75-81
Mitchell, Charles Dee. "Making the Case for Pleasure." Art in America, November, p. 122-129
Duncan, Michael. "Mosaics, Memories and Merchandise." Art in America, November, p. 131-35.
Knight, Christopher. "A Wide Array of Sites to Behold." Los Angeles Times,
October 31, P. F1.
Duncan, Michael. "Beau Monde." Exhibition review, Artforum, October, p. 153-154
Walker, Hollis. "The Gallery: A Biennial for Beau Monde." The Wall Street Journal, July 24
Filler, Martin. "When a Long Eclipse Yields to Light." The New York Times, April 15, sec. 2, p. 33.
Glueck, Grace. "Alexis Smith; 'An Embarrassment of Riches.'" The New York Times, April 6, sec. B, p. 36.
2000
Pagel, David. "Realism and Imagination Coexist in 'Drawing V.'" Los Angeles Times, August 25, sec. F, p. 24.
"Review." The Palm Beach Post, April 28
Miles, Christopher. "Alexis Smith." Artforum, January, p. 118.
1999
Knight, Christopher. "Diverse Forces Remake the Seen." Los Angeles Times, December 26, sec. B, p. 68, 69.
Frank, Peter. "Gallery Picks of the Week." LA Weekly, November 12, 169, illus.
Pagel, David. "Object Lessons From the Smaller World of Smith." Los Angeles Times, October 20, sec. F, p. 30.
Vienne, Véronique. "February 1981." House & Garden, March, p. 90.
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Sunshine & Noir." Art News, February, p. 116.
1998
Knight, Christopher. "A Changing Picture." Los Angeles Times, 7 October, sec. F, p. 1-4
Duncan, Michael. "Live from the Getty." Art in America, May, p. 98-101.
Philp, Hunter Drohojowska. "A Taste for Mischief." Los Angeles Times Calendar, February 8
1997
Kozloff, Max. "Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A., 1960-1997." Artforum, November, p. 110-111.
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Updating the Getty." Los Angeles Times, September 12, sec. F, pp. 1, 22.15
Gilson, Nancy. "Objets de Buckeye." The Columbus Dispatch, September 11, sec. G, p. 8.
Davies, Greg. "It Had to Happen Sooner or Later: At OSU's Wexner Center, an Exhibit All About Sports." The Other Paper: Columbus's News & Entertainment Weekly, September 11, p.8.
Knight, Christopher. "Lots of 'Sunshine,' Little Light." Los Angeles Times Calendar, July 27
Sizemore, Gene. "Mothers, Mentors and Mischief." ARTnews, January, p. 110-
113
1996
Diehl, Carol. "Birds, Beads & Bannerstones." ARTnews, Summer, p. 76-77.
Knight, Christopher. "A Fun-House 'Mirror'." Los Angeles Times Calendar, March 19, sec. F, p. 3, 8, 9.
1995
Bonetti, David. "Where Elite and Popular Meet." The San Francisco Examiner, October 27
Kutner, Janet. "Satire on the Superficial: A glimpse of Alexis Smith's provocative Art." The Dallas Morning News, February 9, p. 1, 2C.
Isola, Marina. "American Gothic: Artists seek to connect with Viewers through Collages and Blobs." The Met, February 2
Wilson, Wade. "Pop Goes WhimsiCalifornial in Artist's Traveling Culture Club." Fort Worth Star Telegram, January 15, illus.
1994
Inhaber, Herbert and Saunders, Harry. "Road to Nowhere." The Sciences, November/December, p. 20, illus.
Smith, Alexis, et. al. "Not Just Skin Deep: Terrazzo Floorscapes for the Los Angeles Convention Center." Architecture California, May 16, p. 22-31.
Karys, April. "Poking Fun at Life's Little Inconsistencies." Telegram-Tribune, January 26, p. 19
1993
Scarborough, James. Flash Art, October, p. 88-89
Donahue, Marlena. "Alexis Smith." Sculpture, July/August, p. 42-43
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Review." ARTnews, Summer, p. 184.
Dance Ink, Summer, p. 44-45, illus.
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Alexis Smith at Margo Leavin Gallery." ARTnews, Summer, p.184.
"News: Paradise Built." Landscape Architecture, May, p. 24, illus.
Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, March 18
Tager, Alisa. Flash Art, January/February, p. 130.
1992
Ollman, Leah. "A Snake in the Grass at UCSD." Los Angeles Times, October 23, sec. F, p. 1, 8, illus.
Pagel, David. Forum International, September/October, p. 102
Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, July 16
Smith, Roberta. Interview, Atelier Magazine of International Art, April, p. 25-16 37, 40-41, illus.
McKenna, Kristine. "Frames of Reference." L.A. Style, April, p. 62-67, illus.
Loughery, John. The Hudson Review, Spring, p. 126-127.
Drohojowska, Hunter. "A Cut Above." Los Angeles Times, March 22, illus.
Heartney, Eleanor. "Alexis Smith: Whitney Museum." ARTnews, March, p. 124, illus.
Pincus, Robert L. "UCSD making artful impact: Installations speak to surroundings." The San Diego Union Tribune, February 9, Arts section, p. 1, illus.
Fretz, Sada. "In Short: Nonfiction 'Alexis Smith' by Richard Armstrong." Entertainment Weekly, January 24, p. 52-53, illus.
1991
Knight, Christopher. "Alexis Smith Plays The Name Game." Elle, December, p. 128-130, illus.
Filler, Martin. "Inventing Alexis Smith." House and Garden, December, p. 86-87
Kimmelman, Michael. "Flotsam, Jetsam and Quotes In Collages by Alexis Smith." The New York Times, November 29, sec. B, p. 2,4.
Amstrong, Richard. "Alexis Smith: Queen of The California Scene." The Journal of Art, November, p. 31.
Grynsztejn, Madeleine. "Alexis Smith." Interview, Journal of Contemporary Art 2, Fall/Winter
Drohojowska, Hunter. "The Public Art of Alexis Smith." Artspace, Summer, p. 60-66, illus.
Johnson, Ken. "Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler at Josh Baer." Art in America, March, p. 133.
Jarmusch, Ann. "Slithery roads lead to public installations." San Diego Tribune, January
"An artist for the people." San Diego Tribune, January 14, sec. D, p. 1, 10
"Smith forte: environmental design." San Diego Tribune, January 11, sec. C, p. 5.
Larson, Kay. "Alexis Smith: A Rare Bird in Manhattan." New York, January 7, p. 50, 51
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Sizing Up Alexis Smith." Los Angeles Times, January 6, p.
3, 74, illus.
Levy, Mark. "World Chronicle: Freezing Freud and Other Nasty Games." Art International 13, Winter
1990
"Goings About Town." The New Yorker, December 24, p. 16.
"Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler: Past Lives." The New York Times, December 14
Joselit, David. "Public Art & The Public Purse." Art in America, July, p. 143-150, illus.
Weissman, Benjamin. "Alexis Smith." Artforum, Summer, p. 173, illus.
Pagel, David. "Alexis Smith." Art Issues, Summer, p. 32, illus.17
Kandel, Susan. "L.A. in Review." Arts Magazine, Summer, p. 105-6, illus.
Andreoli-Woods, Lynn. "Alexis Smith's Dreams, 'On the Road.'" Los Angeles Reader, April 13, p. 32, illus.
Wilson, William. Los Angeles Times, March 30, 16, illus.
Kornblau, Gary. Art Issues, January, p. 40, cover illus.
1989
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week: Alexis Smith & Amy Gerstler, Gary Simmons." L.A. Weekly, December 29, p. 122.
McKenna, Kristine. "Past Lives Explores the Terrors and Perils of Childhood." Los Angeles Times, December 23, sec. F, p. 15, illus.
Munchnic, Suzanne. "ART/LA89 Mixes Culture, Commerce." Los Angeles Times, December 4, sec. F, p. 1, 6, illus.
Joselit, David. "Lessons in Public Sculpture." Art in America, December, p. 130-135, illus.
Bolle, Sonja. Los Angeles Times Book Review, December, p. 6, cover illus.
Andreoll-Woods, Lynn. "One Chair Is Worth at Least 10,000 Words." Reader's Guide to Art, November, p. 19, illus.
Kurcfeld, Michael. "The Artist as Sleuth." L.A. Weekly, January 27, p. 75, 89, illus.
1988
Gerstler, Amy. "Alexis Smith: detonated cliches." Visions Art Quarterly, Winter, p. 15, illus.
Pincus, Robert L. "Alexis Smith at Margo Leavin." Art in AmeriCalifornia, December, 12, p. 161, illus.
Selwyn, Mark. "Alexis Smith." FlashArt, Summer, p. 138-139.
Weisman, Benjamin. "Art: Pick of the Week." L.A. Weekly, April 22, p. 123, illus.
Suderburg, Erika. "Watching the Myth Unfold." Artweek, April 16, p. 7, illus.
Wilson, William. "The Galleries, La Cienega Area." Los Angeles Times, April 1, sec. VI, p.18.
"Spazio Umano/ Human Space." International Reviewbook of Art and Literature, February, p. 152-155.
Saunders, Wade. "Los Angeles." Bomb, Winter, p. 56.
Smith, Roberta. "Alexis Smith." The New York Times, January 1, p. 14.
1987
Munchnic, Suzanne. "Art Review: California Mural Takes Chill Off Brooklyn - but Take Another Look." Los Angeles Times, December 24, illus.
Knight, Christopher. "Paradise found in New York museums: New mural, exhibits view American myth." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, November 15, sec. E, p. 8., illus.
Drohojowska, Hunter. "Alexis Smith R Tist." Artforum, October, p. 86-90, illus.
McKenna, Kristine. '13 Artists Share Their 'Rememberances'." Los Angeles Times, January 3 , sec. VI, p. 8.
1986
Pincus, Robert L. "13 artists remember the past. . . in 13 different ways." The San Diego Union, December 25, sec. C, p. 10, illus.
Gottlieb, Shirley. "Past makes it presence known at L.B. Museum." Long Beach Press Telegram, December 14
Hackman, William. "Museum II: The Sequel." California, December, p. 78-83,106,129.
McGuigan, Cathleen and Janet Huck. "Picasso in LaLa Land." Newsweek, November 24, p. 86-88, illus.
Knight, Christopher. "Unveiling the state of L.A.'s art." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, September 21, sec. E, p. 6.
Rugoff, Ralph. "Alexis Smith." L.A. Style, July, p. 28, illus.
Drohojowska, Hunter. "Geniuses At Work." Republic, April, p. 22-43, illus.
Skarjune, David. "Alexis Smith: Walker Art Center." Vinyl, March 15, illus.
Lisi, David. "Jane Gang." House & Garden, February, p. 78, illus.
Liss, Andrea. "History Reconceptualized." Artweek, p. 5,6.
1985
Greenstein, Jane. "Monuments to the Art of Losing." Los Angeles Times, December 10, sec. 6, p. 2, illus.
Drohojowska, Hunter. ARTnews, November, p. 127, illus.
Gardner, Colin. Artforum, November, p. 127, illus.
Pincus, Robert L. "Two give pop art a new twist." The San Diego Union, October 6, sec. E, p. 1, illus.
Knight, Christopher. "Season-opening shows may presage great art year." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, October 6, sec. E, p. 8, illus.
Danieli, Fidel. "Not So Plain Janes." Artweek, October 5
Clothier, Peter. "Alexis Smith at Margo Leavin Gallery." LA Weekly, October 4
Drohojowska, Hunter. "Her artwork combines the myths and madness of everyday life." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, September 15
Muchnic, Suzanne. Los Angeles Times, September 13
Garris, Laurie. "The MacArthur Park Program." Arts & Architecture, July, p. 16,17
Pincus, Robert. "Turning a Park into Art." Los Angeles Times, January 26
1984
Filler, Martin. "Puttin' on the Ritz." House & Garden, June, p. 213.
Tucker, John G. "Designed on the Right Track." Interior Design, April, p. 200-202
Harris, Stacy Paleologos. "Insights on Sites: Perspectives on Art in Public Places." Partners for Livable Spaces, p. 12-13.
1983
Knight, Christopher. "L.A.'s Art Direction: Five Painters Shape the City's New Cultural Image."Gentlemen's Quarterly, August, p. 136-138.
Ashbery, John. "Biennials Bloom in the Spring." Newsweek, April 18, p. 93-94.
Freudenheim, Susan. "Landscape Painting." Arts & Architecture, Spring, p. 21-26
Wortz, Melinda. "Alexis Smith at Margo Leavin and Rosamund Felsen." Images & Issues, March/April, p. 59-60.
Glueck, Grace. "Two Biennials: One Looking East, One Looking West." The New York Times, March 27
Knight, Christopher. "L.A. Art on the Move." Art News, January, p. 74-75
1982
Plagens, Peter. "Site Wars." Art in America, January
Knight, Christopher. "Art Exhibit That's An Event." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, October 20
Weisberg, Ruth. "Alexis Smith: A Forties Escapism." Artweek, October 16
Smith, Roberta. "Some Things Old, Some Things New." The Village Voice, April 27
1981
Danieli, Fidel. "Alexis Smith/Cathay in L.A." Images & Issues, Winter
Knight, Christopher. "A Meeting of Media." Los Angeles Herald Examiner/California Living, November 22
Schejeldahl, Peter. "Spanning Time Zones." The Village Voice, September 2
"Artists on Architecture." Progressive Architecture, September
Stevens, Mark. "California Dreamers." Newsweek, August 17
Knight, Christopher. "Sight Seeing at the County Museum." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, July 26
Wilson, William. "A Museum Where Art is a Site to Behold." Los Angeles Times, July 26
Perrone, Jeff. "Notes on the Whitney Biennial." Images & Issues, Summer
Smith, Roberta. "Biennial Blues." Art in America, April
Casademont, Joan. "Alexis Smith, Holly Solomon Gallery." Artforum, April
Smith, Valerie de F.D. "Flash Art: New York." Flash Art, March/April
Armstrong, Richard. "Flash Art: Los Angeles." Flash Art, March/April
Quinn, Joan. "All American Art: Alexis Smith." Interview, March
Munchnic, Suzanne. "Visions Has Sense of Humor." Los Angeles Times, February 2
Knight, Christopher. "Images With No Meaning." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, February 1
Filler, Martin. "Rediscovering America." House & Garden, February
Larson, Kay. "Old and New Image Makers." New York Magazine, January 19
Levin, Kim. "Art: The Way It Wasn't." The Village Voice, January 14
1980
"L.A.'s Finest." Air California, December
Strini, Tom. "Performance - L.A.: Biography by Inference." Artweek, November 22
Berman, Avis. "Women Artists 1980: A DeCaliforniade of Progress." Art News, October
Armstrong, Richard. "Portrait: Los Angeles." Portfolio, September/October, illus.
"Alexis Smith: Individualism in Art." Santa Monica Outlook, August 28, illus.
Wilson, William. "Tableau." Los Angeles Times, February 24
1979
Carlson, Prudence. "Alexis Smith at Holly Solomon." Art in America, September
Wortz, Melinda. "Back to Back." Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Journal, June/July
Stevens, Mark. "The Dizzying Decade." Newsweek, March 26
Schejeldahl, Peter. "Reviews - Los Angeles." Artforum, January
1978
Gamwell, Lynn. "Alexis Smith interprets Thomas Mann." Artweek, Novemebr 20
Wilson, William. "Reviews." Los Angeles Times, November 3
"Alexis Smith." Flash Art/Heute Kunst, November/December
Rubinfien, Leo. "Through Western Eyes." Art in America, September/October
1977
"Alexis Smith." Art Present, Winter
Radice, Barbara. "Alexis Smith." Data, January/February
1976
Marmer, Nancy. "Alexis Smith: The Narrative Act." Artforum, December
Burkhart, Dorothy. "Alexis Smith: A Literary Sensibility." Artweek, May
Marmer, Nancy. "Reviews - Los Angeles." Artforum, February
1975
Wilson, William. "Alexis Smith: A Treasure in Collage." Los Angeles Times, December 15
Russell, John. The New York Times, November 22
Ballatore, Sandy. "Alexis Smith - Object Language Collages." Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Journal, August/September
Russell, John. "Whitney Finds This Land Is Its Land." The New York Times, February 6
1974
Wortz, Melinda. "Alexis Smith - Concepts." Artweek, March
Livingston, Jane. "Ms. in the City of Angels." Art in America, January/February

PUBLICATIONS
2011
Mark, Lisa Gabrielle and Paul Schimmel, Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and DelMonic Prestal
2009
Rattemeyer, Christian ed., Judith Rothschild Foundation Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art
2007
Butler, Cornelia H. and Lisa Gabrielle Mark, WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution. Cambridge: MIT Press
2006
Grenier, Catherine, Los Angeles 1955-1985 Birth of an Art Capital. Paris: Centre
Pompidou
2004
100 Artists See God. New York: Independent Curators International
Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003. New York: Knopf
2002
Piche Jr., Thomas and Mark Alilce Durant. Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America. Syracuse: Everson Museum of Art, illus. p. 71
Burgess Fuller, Diana and Daniela Salvioni, eds. Art / Women / California: Parallels and Intersections 1950-2000. San Jose and Berkeley: San Jose Museum of Art and University of California Press, illus. p. 110-11
C.O.L.A. 2002 Individual Artist Fellowships. Los Angeles: City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, illus. p. 37-40
2001
Beebe, Mary Livingstone et al. Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for The Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego. New York: Rizzoli, p. 190-97
Westbrook, Adele, ed. A Creative Legacy: A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists' Fellowship Program 1966-1995. New York: Harry N. Abrams, illus. p. 110
2000
Barron, Stephanie, Sheri Bernstein, and Ilene Susan Fort. Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000. Los Angeles: University of California Press
Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1970-1996. San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997. Humlebæk, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
2000
Isenberg, Barbara. State of the Arts; California Artists Talk About Their Work. New York: Harper Collins
1997
Rugoff, Ralph. Scene of the Crime. Los Angeles & Cambridge, MA: Hammer Museum of Art and MIT Press, p. 31, 45, 82, 153
1995
25 Years. Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery
1992
Hollywood, Hollywood. Pasadena: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design
Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1990. Laguna Beach: Laguna Art Museum
1991
Alexis Smith: Public Works. San Diego: Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego
Armstrong, Richard. Alexis Smith. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Rizzoli
Transforming the Western Image in Twentieth Century American Art. Palm Springs: Palm Springs Desert Museum
Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art 1960-1990. Claremont, CA: Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College
Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum
Forty Years of California Assemblage. Los Angeles: Wight Art Gallery, University of California
Art in the Public Eye: Selected Developments. Costa Mesa: Security Pacific Gallery
A Brave New World: John Baldessari/Vernon Fisher//Stephen Prina/Ed Ruscha/ Alexis Smith. London: Karsten Schubert
Image World: Art and Media Culture. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Selections from the Beatrice and Philip Gersh Collection. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art
1989
Hopkins, Henry. California Painters: New Work. San Francisco: Chronicle Books
1987
Avant-Garde in the Eighties. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1986
Viewpoint: Alexis Smith. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center
Remembrances of Things Past. Long Beach: Long Beach Museum of Art
Individuals: A Selected History in Contemporary Art 1945-1986. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1985
Levin, Kim. Theories of Contemporary Art. New York: Prentice Hall
Jane. Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery
Selections from the William J. Hokin Collection. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1984
Marshall, Richard. American Art Since 1970. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, p. 106-07
Verbally Charged Images. New York: Queens Museum, p. 22
Crime and Punishment: Reflections of Violence in Contemporary Art. Santa Clara: Triton Museum of Art
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture. New York: Museum of Modern Art
Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection. Irvine: Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine
MacArthur Park Public Art Program: Phase I-IV. Los Angeles: Otis Art Institute at Parsons School of Design
1983
A Contemporary Collection on Loan from the Rothschild Bank. Zurich
Contemporary Collage --- Extensions. Pomona: Montgomery Art Gallery, Pomona College
New Directions, 1983. Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Young Talent Awards, 1963-1983. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of
Art
Cultural Excavations: Recent and Distant. Los Angeles: Japanese American Cultural Center
Inaugural Exhibition. New York: Holly Solomon Gallery
1982
Une Experience Museographique: Echange Entre Artistes, 1931-1982, Cologne-U.S.A. Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne
1981
Forty Famous Californians: Recent Unique Works on Paper. New York: Judith Christian Gallery
Words as Images. Chicago: University of Chicago
Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Messages. Reading, PA: Freedman Gallery, Albright College
Museum as Site: Sixteen Installations. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1980
Tableau. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
1979
Kunstler Schaufenster. Graz: Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum
Words and Images. Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art
1978
Paris Bienniale à Strasbourg
Narration. Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art
1977
Contemporary Miniatures. Los Angeles: Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
Paris Bienniale. Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne
American Narrative/Story of Art, 1968-78. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum
1976
Southland Video Anthology, Part I. Long Beach: Beach Museum of Art
New Talent/New Selections. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1975
Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
Both Kinds: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles. Berkeley: University Art Museum
Work, Image, Number. Bronxville, NY: Sarah Lawrence College, p. 23
1974
Word Works. Walnut, CA: Mount San Antonio College
Southern California Attitudes. Pasadena: Pasadena Museum of Modern Art

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA
Capital Group Companies, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Chase Manhattan Bank
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, OH
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
UBS PaineWebber Collection
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY