Wally Hedrick

Born in Pasadena, California, 1928
Died in Bodega Bay, California, 2003


1947                 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles CA
1954                 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland CA
1953-1955          California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco CA
1956-1958          San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

The Absence of Light: Black Paintings (1957-2003), The Box, Los Angeles

Wally Hedrick, The Box, Los Angeles

Wally Hedrick: War Room, The Box, Los Angeles

Wally Hedrick: Estate Sale, Michael Kohn Galley, Los Angeles

Wally Hedrick, Linc Art, San Francisco
Wally Hedrick: Pre-emptive Peace, Sonoma State University Art Gallery

Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Wally Hedrick: Provisions, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa

Wally Hedrick: Madonnas, Gods & Goddesses, King-Heller Gallery, Bodega Bay

Classic Hedrick, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, San Francisco Art Institute (catalogue)

Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco 

Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Wally Hedrick, San Francisco Art Institute 

Wally Hedrick, New Mission Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965 – 1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Dilexi Gallery: Seeking the Unknown, co-curated with Laura Whitcomb, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles

Walking Point, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

Animal Farm, curated by Sadie Laska, The Brand Foundation, Greenwich, CT 
The Rat Bastard Protective Association
, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Bruno Serralongue and Wally Hedrick, Air de Paris, Paris, France

The Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles

SIGHT / VISION: The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Painting, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955–1965, curated by Michael Schwager. DiRosa, Napa, California
The Historical Box curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, London
The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Wally Hedrick and William T. WileyThe Mayor Gallery, London.
Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, in celebration of the Richmond Art Center's 75th Anniversary.

Sunless, curated by Walead Beshty Thomas Dane Gallery, London
I.G.Y. curated by Todd Levin.  Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Oakland Museum of California Grand Reopening May 2010

Bella Pacifica, Bay Area Abstraction, 1946-1963, A Symphony in Three Parts, David Nolan Gallery, New York; Nyehaus, New York; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

Looking For Mushrooms–Beat Poets, Funk and Minimal Art: Art and Counterculture in San Francisco around 1968, Museum Ludwig, Cologne Sight Vision Revisited, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Mysteries, curated by Melissa E. Feldman, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 1, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Freedom of Expression: Political Art in an Age of Uncertainty, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University
American Pop, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

The Creamery: FUNK ART etc from Bodega, the 8 gallery, San Francisco
Artists of Invention: A Century of CAA, Oakland Museum of California

The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain: Selected Works from the di Rosa Preserve, Napa. Traveled to Washington, D.C., Palm Springs, CA, Santa Cruz, CA (catalogue)

Beat Culture and the New America 1950-65, Whitney Museum of American Art. Traveled to Minneapolis, San Francisco (catalogue)

Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu III, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

The Six Gallery, Natsoulas-Novelozo Gallery, Davis (catalogue)

Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu II, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1986, Los Angeles CountyMuseum of Art (catalogue)
19862nd Annual Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach (catalogue)

Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

The Modern Era: Painting and Sculpture in California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

Poets of the Cities: New York & San Francisco 1950–1965, Dallas Museum of Art. Traveled to San Francisco, Hartford (catalogue)

New Paintings of Common Objects, Pasadena Art Museum

Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

Selected literature

Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976
Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco 1950-1965, Dutton, 1974
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, Thomas Albright, University of California Press, 1985
Pop Art, Praeger, Lucy Lippard, 1966
Sunshine Muse, Praeger, Peter Plagens, 1974
Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, David Rubin,  San Francisco Art Institute, 1985
2nd Annual Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1986
Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, Sandra Starr, James Corcoran Gallery, 1988
Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery, 1990, Natsoulas Gallery
Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era, Rebecca Solnit, City Lights Books, 1990
Forty Years of California Assemblage, Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1989
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996
Local Color: The di Rosa Collection, Chronicle Books,  1999
Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, Peter Selz, University of California Press, 2005


Museum of Modern Art, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oakland Museum of California
di Rosa Preserve, Napa
San Jose Museum of Art
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Phoenix Art Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young Museum
Sonoma State Univerity, Santa Rosa
Mills College, Oakland
San Francisco Art Commission Civic Art Collection
Nov 12 2014pdflink

Dan Flavin's

The Huffington Post

by Matthew Israel

May 19 2016pdflink

Wally Hedrick at The Box

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

May 19, 2016

by Pablo Lopez

Nov 1 2010link

Sunless (Journeys in Alta California since 1933)

By Martin Herbert
Issue 135, November - December 2010
Jul 1 2008pdflink

Wally Hedrick

By Michael Ned Holte
Artforum International
Vol 46, No 10
1 July 2008

Apr 9 2008pdflink

Wally Hedrick: War Room

By Christopher Miles
LA Weekly: Art Around Town
9 April 2008
Apr 1 2017

Wally Hedrick at Air de Paris

Wally Hedrick and Bruno Serralongue

April 1 - May 13, 2017

Air de Paris


Apr 27 2017

Wally Hedrick at Susan Inglett Gallery in NY

Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition The Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukemen. 

April 27 - 3 June, 2017

Susan Inglett Gallery

New York

Oct 29 2012

Opening Party: Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65

Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65
Opening at the di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday November 10 6-8 pm
Join us for a celebration of art from an enormously important era in Bay Area history. This exhibition includes work by Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, and others who made up a group of pioneering artists who either lived and worked in the building at 2322 Fillmore or were active in the neighborhood’s pioneering art galleries, such as the 6 Gallery, King Ubu, and Batman Gallery. 
Free admission. 
di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery 
5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559 
For further information, please go here