Bill Radawec

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1952 - 2011





1975   University of New Mexico

1997   BA, Baldwin-Wallace College





2010   We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Project Room, Lincoln, NE

2009   Slightly Altered, The Suburban @ Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL   

2007   Out of the Blue..., exit (a gallery space), Cleveland, OH

2005   (A Study), raw & co gallery, Cleveland, OH

2004   Berlitz Visual Art Gallery, New York, NY

           Sawtelle, the Sequel, Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL

2003   In the Basement, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2002   SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

1999   SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

1998   Scar, Miller Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1997   Retro, POST, Los Angeles, CA

1996   Four Doors, Santa Ana, CA, (with Jeanne Patterson)

          Intimate Views, Scarabb Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (brochure)

          Gallery 3770, San Diego, CA (brochure)

1993   AMO Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1990   Millworks, Akron, OH (a collaboration with LouAnne Greenwald)

1989   Tenth Street Market, Cleveland, OH

1987   Kent State University, Kent, OH

          480 Broome Street, New York, NY

1985   Windows on White, New York, NY

1984   Abrabica, Cleveland, OH

1983   Rebenack Gallery, Akron, OH

1982   Willoughby Fine Arts Gallery, Willoughby, OH

1980   Coventry Art Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH

1978   Kovar Art Gallery, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH





2011   The White Show: Subtlety in the Age of Spectacle, Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion, PA, curated by Vicky A. Clark


          Donald Judd Remix, FE Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, curated by Vicky A. Clark

          Come Together,  Lake Erie, Lakewood, OH

2010   Act Or Observe, Project Room, Lincoln, NE

          Clear Signs,, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH             

2009   4th of July One Week, One Week Only, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008   ABRACADABRA, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

          Color Fields, Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic

          You Are Here, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          TREE SERVICE, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

          19, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2007   WOW, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

          Kiss the Sky, Summit Artspace, Akron, OH

2006   Works in Progress, The Attic, Oakland, CA

          Epicenter, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2005   Inkjet, Artists Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA

          INTRINSIC, B.K. Smith Gallery, Painesville, OH

          POST @ POST, 1995 TO 2005, POST, Los Angeles, CA

          Addicted to Love, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH

          Locus Project, Miami, FL

          Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2004   Where We Live: Outside and In, Overtones Gallery, Venice, CA, curated by Kristina Newhouse

          Site Unseen, Newsense Gallery, Lakewood, OH

          War Room, Artists Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA

          Tiny Works, Project, Witchita, KS

          Tinseltown Two, domestic setting, Los Angeles

2003   8 - Hours of Making Art, Penelec Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

          Preliminary Inventories, Zygote, Cleveland, OH

          Beauty Stripped Bare / LA Black + White, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA curated by Joe Jarrell

          Pandemonium!, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, OH

          Tinseltown, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

2002   Robert Levine, Claire McConaughy, Bill Radawec, Norjea, Akron, OH

          One, superior (an exhibition space), Cleveland, OH

          48 Hours of Making Art, B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, (catalogue)

          Relative Objects, POST, Los Angeles, CA

2001   Asterisk, Cleveland, OH

          Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

          Norjea, Akron, OH

          Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2000   For Example, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Elena Zass Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

          Wall Space, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Strange Nature, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Beret's Final Show, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL

          DRS Project Wall, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Patrons Lover's and Other Romantics, Santa Barbara, CA

          Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1999   Millennial Tension, POST, Los Angeles, CA

          Room Service, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA

          Nine Lives: Painting at the End of the 20th.Century, B.K Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

          Skin Deep, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

          Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

          Fin ed Siecle, (end of the century), Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1998   Robert Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Drawing Show, Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, Seattle, WA

1997   Drawings, Gallery LASCA, Los Angeles, CA

          Stirred not Shaken, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

          Out Auction, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

          118 W / 24 N, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria

          Without You We're Nothing, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA

          POST, Los Angeles, CA

1996   Facing the Dragon, Artopia, Los Angeles, CA

          Left of Center, New Art from Los Angeles, CA

          Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Blast Art Benefit, 8 Greene Street, New York, NY

          Green, Factory Place Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Radical Artifice, California Medical Arts, Los Angeles, CA

          In the Name of the Circle, Artopia, Los Angeles, CA

          June 22, Tree / House, Los Angeles, CA

          Summer Group show, Scarabb Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          They Came From Beyond, Malibu Art Ranch, Malibu, CA

          L.A.C.E. Benefit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Superstore D Lux, Up & Co, New York, NY

          The Innocence of Ornaments, St. Marks Position, New York, NY

1995   Winter Group show, Gallery LASCA, Los Angeles, CA

          Hodgepodge Lodge, Art Store, Los Angeles, CA

          In the Pocket, Random Gallery, Los Angeles, Travels to Luckman Gallery, CalState L.A., Los Angeles, CA

          December Twentieth, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

          Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

          Nature Re (Contained), Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

          AUGUST 28, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

          Either / Or, flamingo EAST, New York, NY, Organized by Kenny Schacter

          A Vital Matrix, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA Curated by Jane Hart, (catalogue)

          Human / Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

          Salon Scans Couleur: Black, White and Grey Matter, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

          A Working Title, e-space, Santa Monica, CA

1994   Film Club, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York, NY

          Turning Silver into Gold, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

          Sawtelle, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

          Slightly Connected, Cacao, Los Angeles, CA

          Object of Metaphor, Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA

          Toys / Art / Us, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York, NY, Curated by Lori Friedman, (brochure)

          Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

1993   L.A. night for Life, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

          One Nail, 1529 Wellesley, Los Angeles, CA

          Coupled, Insomnia, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Charles LaBelle and Allen Tombello

          Summer Art Fare, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

          Mondo Lot, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Curated by Dianna Cohen, (catalogue)

          New Vulgarians, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, Curated by Eric Susyne, (catalogue)

          Wendy Furman, LouAnne Greenwald, Jeanne Patterson, Lori Precious, Bill Radawec, Rena Small and Laura Whipple,

          domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

1992   Boomerang, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA

          The 1.5 Show, Muranushi / Lederman in cooperation with Organization of Independent Artists

          Cruciforms , 1529 Wellesley, Los Angeles, CA

          Artgrab, Randall Scott Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Space, Cleveland, OH

          A Small Show, 1529 Wellesley, Los Angeles, CA

1991   Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

          Uncensored, Millworks, Akron, OH

          C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH

1990   History, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

          William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          Equilibrium, National City Bank, Cleveland, OH

          The Vox Gallery, Akron, OH

          The People's Art Show, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

1989   Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

          A - Z, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

          City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

          Naturally Active, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

          AIDS Benefit, Aquilon, Cleveland, OH

          Sin, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

          Together, Aquilon, Cleveland, OH

          Seven Northern Ohio Artists, Willoughby School of Fine Art, Willoughby, OH

          The Vox Gallery, Akron, OH

          Visual Poetry, Center Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

          Civic ReVision, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

          Joyce Porcelli Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          Skin Show, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

1987   Off the Wall, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

          Visible Attractions, Metro Gallery, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

          Home on the Range, Mentor, OH

1986   William Radawec and Scott Miller, Art Behind Bars, Cleveland, OH

1985   Material Concern, B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

          New Figuration, Joyce Porcelli Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          10 X 10 = 100, Joyce Porcelli Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          The Vox Gallery, Akron, OH

          MASS, Travels show organized by Group Material for Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, OH, Spaces,

          Cleveland, OH, Alija, A center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA, University of Sydney, Sydney Payola, Mo David, New York, NY

         20 / 20, B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

1984   Multiples, Jack Tilton Gallery and Printed Matter, New York, NY

          Fashion Moda, Space, Cleveland, OH

          Salon des Artists, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY

          Peter Fends Space, New York, NY

          C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH

1983   C.A.G.E. Cincinnati, OH

          A - More Store, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

1982   Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara and Scripps College, Claremont, CA

1981   Philadelphia Arts Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

          Coventry Art Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH

1979   Stifel Fine Art Gallery, Wheeling, WV

          Seventh National Exhibition of Drawing and Prints, Charlottesville VA, (catalogue)

1978   Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalogue)

          Park Gallery, Cleveland, OH (catalogue)

1976   Tusculum College, Greenville, TN, (catalogue)

1975   The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (catalogue)     





Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Buttler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH

University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH

Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

Monsanto Corporation, Chicago, IL

Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Donahue and Scanion, Cleveland, OH

Edward Howard & Co., Cleveland, OH

The Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA

Fidelity Insurance, Covington, KY





2010    Wolgamoth, L. Kent, "Art Show is Write On", Lincoln Journal Star, January, 24, p. C9

            Wolgamoth, L. Kent, "Thinking Inside the Box", Lincoln Journal Star, May, 9, p.      C8

            Clark, Vicky A, "Bill Radawec,, The Man Behind the Curtain",

            Wolgamoth, L. Kent, "Art of 2010", Lincoln Journal Star, December, 26, p. C7

2008    Ozuma, Tony, "Good  Vibrations", The Prague Post, April 18 issue

            Lee, Sasha, "Review: Tree Service",, July 28

            Bowman, Amy Joan, "Placement Test", Pittsburgh City Paper, July 30 - August    6, p. 30

            Shaw, Kurt, "SPACE exhibit shows artists' depiction of sense of  Place",  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Thursday, July 31, TICKET

            p. 15

2007    Utter, Douglas Max, "Turning Point", Free Times, January 17 - 23, p.24

            Lewis, Zachary, "Review: Out of the Blue, Scene, January 17 - 23, p.26

            Durbin, Rodger, "Sky the Limit in Summit Artspace Show", Westside Leader, July 12 - 18, p. 22, 25

            Shinn, Dorothy, "Goodbye brings the blues", Akron Beacon Journal, July 15, p.     E5

2005   Lewis, Zachary, "Review: A Study", Scene, September 14 - 20, p. 26

         Bly Lyz, "Storytime with Uncle Bill", Free Times, September 14 - 20, p.54

         Tranberg Dan, "Hard to Escape Recurring Theme", The Plain Dealer,    December 30, p. 25

2004   Zellen, Jody, "Continuing and Recommended", ArtScene, June, p. 22

2003   McEvilley, Thomas, "Bill Radawec at Shaheen Contemporary", Art in America, February, p. 120

         Newhouse, Kristina, "Interview",, April

         Newhouse, Kristina, "Sequel at domestic setting", artnet Magazine, April 17

         Wood, Eve, "Basement Memories", artnet magazine, May 15

         Frank, Peter, "Register Distance, Black + White / L.A., Christine Cunninghan", LA Weekly, May 16 - 22, p. 141

         Taxel, Laura Faye, "Benefit Organizers Plan a Dinner That Will Provide Many Meals", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 3,

         Pf. 4

         Brown, Tony, "A Find Alternative", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 12, p. 44WE

2002   Susyne, Eric, "Asterisk Gallery", zingmagazine, Volume XVI, Winter, p. 224

         Tranberg, Dan, "A Center Launches Spring Season with Two Show", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Friday, March 22, p. 37

         Tranberg, Dan, "A Little Space goes a Long Way to Recharge Local Art Scene", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Friday, April 12, p. 55

         Utter, Douglas Max, "Between the Cracks", Cleveland Free Times, July 17 -   23, p. 60

         Tranberg, Dan, "Earthquake's Aftermath is 'Crack Up' Artist's Inspiration", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Friday, July 15,

         p. 55, 56

2000   "The Crème De L.A. Crème, Art", The Los Angeles Times, August 10, p. 20

         Tumlir, Jan, "90's Art in Los Angeles", artext, November 2000 - January 2003, p. 42 - 51

1999   Tranberg, Dan, "Alive and Painting", Cleveland Free Times, September 1 - 7, p. 68

         Frank, Peter, "Art Picks pf the Week", LA Weekly, April 2 - 8, p. 152

1998   LaBelle, Charles, "LSD (Lemon Sky Discussion) with Jane Hart and Mr. X", "zingmagazine, Volume IV, Fall, p. 238 - 231

         Fredericksen, Eric, "Drawing Lessons", The Stranger, July 23, p. 25

         Hackett, Regina, "Drawing Invitational Recalls Personal Taste", Seattle Post- Intelligencer, Wednesday, July 22, p. E5

         Spaid, Sue, "L.A. Undercover", Art Papers, March - April, p. 14 - 17

         du Tan, Stephanie, "Bill Radawec's 'RETRO': An Authentically Fake Prequel to the Future Uncertainty", zingmagazine, Volume IV,

          Winter, p.     202 - 2004

1997   Munchnic, Suzanne, "Art Computer Primer, for Uninitiated", The Los Angeles Time, October 6, p. 64

         Niegelhell, Franz Von, "Alltagsmaterialiem und Neo - Sur-Realisum", Kultur, Sunday, September 14, p. 39

         Baker, Kenneth, "Is Small Beautiful", San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, April 5, p, E1

         Carter, Ann. "William Radawec: Scarabb Gallery, Cleveland", zingmagazine, Volume III, Autumn/Winter, p, 217, 218

1996   Curtis, Cathy, 'Works Miss Catching the Grass Ring", The Los Angeles Time / Orange County, p. F29 R

         Hart, Jane, "Letter from L.A.", artnet magazine, June 5

         Scareborough, James, "A Gauche du centre: Nouvel at Los Angeles", Art Press, April, p. 74

         Wilk, Deborah, "Left of Center", New Art Examiner, March, p. 35 - 36

         Dunlap, Doree, "A Vision of Our Times", O.C. Weekly, March 1 - 17, p. 19

         Camper, Fred, "Seeing is Deceiving", Chicago Reader, February 9, p. 31

         Silman, Amy, "Left of Center", The Thing, February 2

         Mendenhal, Laura, "Documenta: Huntington Beach Center's Exposition of Emerging Stars", Coast, February 1, p. 28

         Curtis, Cathy, "Convergent Ideas, Culture Intersects in Huntington Beach Show,

         'Documenta", The Los Angeles Times / Orange County, January 23, p. 1

         Curtis, Cathy, "Baker's Dozen of the Best Bets Promises Diversity In Art", The Los Angles Times / Orange County, January 2,

          p. F1 - F3

         DiMichelle, David, "In an Entirely Matter, Artist / Curator in L.A.", Artweek, January, p. 26 -29

1995   O'Brien, John, "New Alternatives from L.A.", Art Papers, November / December, p. 26

         Friedman, Terri, "Veerd Science / A Vital Matrix", zingmagazine , Volume 1, Autumn

         Benish, Barbara, "Summer L.A.", "Altelier, p, 9

         Gould, Katherine, "At Home with Art", Westsider, August 2, p. 1,3

         Barton, Stephanie, "DIY / domestic setting", Fizz, #3, p. 138, 139

         Pagel, David, "Baby Bergamont Booms", Art in Auction, April, p. 46, 48, 50

         Tennesen, Michael, "Artin' Around", The Los Angeles Times Magazine, February 5, p. 11

         Munchnic, Suzanne, "Beyond the Living Room", The Los Angeles Times / Calendar, February 5, p. 51, 54

         Zimmer, William, "An Exhibition in New Rochelle Showcases Sheer Invention",  The New York Times, January 1, p. 12wc

1994   Cohen, Michael, "Alternatives Gallery Update", Flash Art, October, p. 110

         Jones, Amelia, "Taro Chiezo, Michael Cohen, LouAnne Greenwald, Charles LaBelle , Marie Lafia", Artforum, October, p.109

         Brown, Betty Ann, "Gatekeepers, Artist Seize the Means in Southern   California", Visions, Fall, p 21 - 23

         Frank, Peter, "The Art of Higher Learning", Press - Telegram, September 4, p, J6

         Jarrell, Joe, "William Radawec", Sculpture, March, p. 20

         Gleason, Mat, "Los Angeles Scene", Coagula Art Journal, Number 11, p. 2

1993   McConaughy, Claire, "Los Angeles Overview", Cover, December, p. 14

         Litt, Steven, "New Vulgarian Cast Wry Eye on Today", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 3, p. D9

         Sparks, Amy, "Not - So - Vulgar Vulgarians", Cleveland Free Times, October          27, p.22

         Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week", LA Weekly, September 17, p. 109

         Anderson, January, "Underground Art Finds Common Ground", West L.A. Record, April 7, p. 1

         DiMichelle, David, "Making Ends Meet", Artweek, January 7, p. 14

1992   Litt, Steven, "Three Exhibitions at Spaces Offer Diverse Artistry", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 27, p. 31

1991   Sparks, Amy, "In the Beginning", Dialogue, January / February, p. 20

         Cullian, Helen, "Choices", The Cleveland Plain Dealer,

1990   Cullian, Helen, "Take Them at Their Word", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 31, p, C1

         Shinn, Dorthy, "Anarchy - Art - On - The Cheep is calling Akron 'Home'", Unsetting Exhibits Neatness   

          Order", Akron Beacon Journal, December 9, p,       H1, H7

1989   Freigh, Becky, "Art in Unusual Places", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 17

1987   Benson, Tracy, "Making the Scene", Scene. December 6

         Sanstrong, Karen, "Fine Arts Show Demands Much of the Viewers", The News Harold, September 14

         "Seven Artists", Dialogue, September / October

         "Fine Arts Association Opens with a Reception", Free Enterprise, August 30

1986   Runyon, Pamela, "For Collectors II", Contemporary Quarterly, Winter

         Cullian, Helen, "Window Art Worth a Peek", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 2

         Porcelli, Joyce, Speakeasy, Volume II

         The Newsletter for the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, April

         Camden, Vera, "Inspiring Collection", Dialogue

1985   Cullian. Helen, "Even Art Toys will be Toys", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 8

         Cullian, Helen, "Spaces Imports New Work: Foot Artists", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, November

         Robinson, William, "From Province to Provincialism", Dialogue, July

         Glaiser, David, "Lakeland Exhibits Shows Case Talented Artists", The News Herald, June 7

         Cullian, Helen, "Show Features Young Artists", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 2

         Corcoran, James "20 /20", Dialogue, May / June

         Cullian, Helen, "Art Trades Erasing Regional Labels", The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 1

         Cullian, Helen, "Critic Choice", The Cleveland Pain Dealer, April 28

1983   Shinn Dorthy, "Too Often Viewers are Left Guessing", Akron Beacon Journal

1982   Glaiser, David, "Fine Arts Feature a (Dis) Arming Exhibit", The News Herald, April 30





Bill Radawec: A Retrospective November 12, 2011 - January 20, 2012