Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi
Seated Woman, 1981

Born 1930
Sanger, CA
Education
1956–58
California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1951–56
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1951–52
University of California, Berkeley, CA
1949–50
San Francisco City College, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibitions
2008
The Figure in Relief, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2007
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and, Scottsdale, AZ (also ‘05, ‘98, ‘95, ‘93, ‘89)
Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also ‘05, ‘04, ‘03, ‘01)
2006
Manuel Neri, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
Manuel Neri: Figure in Relief, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2005
University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Manuel Neri, Palpable Tensions, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Artists’ Books/The Collaborative Process, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2004
Collaboration and the Creative Process: Artists' Books by Manuel Neri and Mary Julia Klimenko, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2002
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (also ‘00, ‘98, ‘97, ‘95, ‘93, ‘91, ‘89, ‘86, ‘82, ‘81)
Japonais: Sculpture & Paintings on Paper, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA (also ‘99, ‘97, ‘95)
2000
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID (also ‘97)
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also ‘99, ‘97, ‘95, ‘93)
1999
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
1998
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1997-98
Early Work, 1953–1978, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
1997
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
San Marco Art Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA (also ‘90)
Recent Marble Sculpture, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris, France
1996–99
A Sculptor’s Drawings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
1996
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
1995
Manuel Neri: Classical Expressions, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
1994
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO (also ‘92)
Master Artist Tribute III, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (also ‘92, ‘90)
1993
Manuel Neri: Painted and Unpainted, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton, NY
Drawings and Sculpture, University of Alabama Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL
Bingham Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN (also ‘90)
1992
She Said: 'I Tell You It Doesn't Hurt Me', Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA (also ‘92, ‘90, ‘88, ‘84, ‘81)
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also ‘90, ‘88, ‘84, ‘81)
1991
Manuel Neri: Drawings, Part I, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1990
Manuel Neri: Bronzes, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1989
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Manuel Neri: Plaster, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988
Manuel Neri, A Personal Selection, Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA
James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
1985
Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA
1984
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
California State University Art Gallery, Chico, CA
Gimpel-Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich, Switzerland
1983
Manuel Neri, Sculpture and Drawings, Middendorf/Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
1981
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Manuel Neri: Sculpture/Drawings, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Manuel Neri: Drawings and Bronzes, The Art Museum Association, (traveled through ‘83)
1980
Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Drawings, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Manuel Neri: Drawings, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Grossmont College Gallery, El Cajon, CA
1979
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1977
Manuel Neri: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, ArtSpace/Open Ring, E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1976
Neri Sculpture, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, New York, NY
The Remaking of Mary Julia: Sculpture in Progress, 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA
Manuel Neri, Sculptor, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
1975
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also ‘71,‘68, ‘66)
1974
Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Manuel Neri: Sculpture and Installations, Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
1972
Sacramento State College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
1971
University of Nevada Art Gallery, Reno, NV
1970
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1969
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1964
Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1963
New Mission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1960
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1959
Spatsa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1957
The Six Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Dilexi Gallery: The Early Years, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; exhibition catalog
Awards and Honors
2008
Bay Area Treasure Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2006
Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center (ISC)
1995
Honorary Doctorate, Corcoran School of Art
1992
Honorary Doctorate, California College of Arts and Crafts
1990
Honorary Doctorate, San Francisco Art Institute
1985
Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture, San Francisco Arts Commission
1982
Academy Institute Award in Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1980
Individual Artist Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1979
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1970–75
Sculpture Grant, University of California at Davis
1965
National Art Foundation Award
1963
82nd Annual Sculpture Award, San Francisco Art Institute
1959
Nealie Sullivan Award, California School of Fine Arts
1957
Purchase Award in Painting, Oakland Art Museum
1953
First Award in Sculpture, Oakland Art Museum
Bibliography
2006
Anderson, Maxwell L., and Bruce Nixon, "Manuel Neri: The Figure in Relief," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
2005
Nixon, Bruce, "Manuel Neri: Artists' Books / The Collaborative Process," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
1996
Cowart, Jack, "Manuel Neri: Early Work 1953-1978," Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT
1989
Neri, Manuel, "Manuel Neri: Plasters," San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, CA
1984
Restany, Pierre, "Manuel Neri," J. Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA