Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi
Heroic Image, 1959/1990

Love Feel, 1957

Born 1928
Pasadena, California
Died 2003
Bodega Bay, California
Education
1956–58
M.A., San Francisco State University
1953–55
B.F.A., California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute)
1954
California College of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts), Oakland
1947
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Teaching
1974–93
College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus, Novato, California, Professor Emeritus
1994
University of California, Davis
1986
University of California, Davis
1972-73
San Jose State University
1960–70
San Francisco Art Institute
1958-59
San Francisco State University
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016
The Absence of Light: Black Paintings (1957–2003), The Box, Los Angeles
2010
Wally Hedrick, The Box, Los Angeles
2008
Wally Hedrick: War Room, The Box, Los Angeles
2007
Wally Hedrick: Estate Sale, Michael Kohn Galley, Los Angeles
2003
Wally Hedrick, Linc Art, San Francisco
Wally Hedrick: Pre-emptive Peace, Sonoma State University Art Gallery
2000
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1999
Wally Hedrick: Provisions, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa
1996
Wally Hedrick: Madonnas, Gods & Goddesses, King-Heller Gallery, Bodega Bay
1994
Classic Hedrick, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1990
Wally Hedrick: Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1985
Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, San Francisco Art Institute (catalogue)
1984
Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1982
Wally Hedrick, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1967
Wally Hedrick, San Francisco Art Institute
1963
Wally Hedrick, New Mission Gallery, San Francisco
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Dilexi Gallery: The Early Years, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; exhibition catalog
Dilexi Gallery: Seeking the Unknown, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles.
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
House of the Sleeping Beauties, Sotheby's S|2, London.
2018
Collecting on the Edge, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan.
Walking Point, Greene Naftali, New York. press release
Way Bay, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
2017
JEAN CONNER–WALLY HEDRICK–DEBORAH REMINGTON–FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, Karma Gallery, New York.
Animal Farm, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut
Bruno Serralongue and Wally Hedrick, Air de Paris, Paris
Rat Bastard Protective Association, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
2016
Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, the Landing, Los Angeles
2013
SIGHT / VISION : The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
2012
Painting, The Box, Los Angeles
Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955–1965, curated by Michael Schwager. di Rosa, Napa, California
The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, London
The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
2011
Wally Hedrick and William T. Wiley, The Mayor Gallery, London.
Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, in celebration of the Richmond Art Center's 75th Anniversary. Featuring the work of many recognized artists who have been a part of the Center's history.
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
2010
Sunless, curated by Walead Beshty, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
I.G.Y., Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Oakland Museum of California Grand Reopening May 2010. Collection Show
2009
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
2008
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
2007
The creamery: FUNK ART etc from Bodega, the 8 gallery, San Francisco Artists of Invention: A Century of CAA, Oakland Museum of California
2005
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)
1995–96
Beat Culture and the New America 1950-65, Whitney Museum of American Art. Traveled to Minneapolis, San Francisco (catalogue)
1992
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu III, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1990
The Six Gallery, Natsoulas-Novelozo Gallery, Davis (catalogue)
1986
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu II, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1986 2nd Annual Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach (catalogue)
1983
Sight/Vision: The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1976
The Modern Era: Painting and Sculpture in California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)
1974
Poets of the Cities: New York & San Francisco 1950–1965, Dallas Museum of Art. Traveled to San Francisco, Hartford (catalogue)
1962
New Paintings of Common Objects, Pasadena Art Museum
1960
Gangbang, Batman Art Gallery, San Francisco
1959
Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Honors and Awards
1999
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1997
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
1993–94
The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1994
Award of Excellence, California State Fair
1993
Golden Bear Award, California State Fair
1991
Golden Bear Award, California State Fair
1985–86
Individual Artist Grant, funded by the San Francisco Foundation
1985
Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1982
The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1968
The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oakland Museum of California, California
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California
San Jose Museum of Art, California
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, California
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
Mills College, Oakland, California
San Francisco Art Commission Civic Art Collection, California
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Bibliography
Landauer, Susan, in Collecting on the Edge, Bolton Colburn, ed., Utah State University Press/Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 2017
Aukeman, Anastasia, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association, University of California Press, 2016
Dannenmuller, Sophie, Bruce Conner et les "Rats de l'art" (San Francisco, 1958-1962), Les Cahiers du Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, printemps 2009
Dannenmuller, Sophie, L'assemblage en Californie: une esthetique de subversion, LA FONCTION CRITIQUE DE L'ART, edited by Evelyne Toussaint, l'Universite de Pau, 2009
Smith, Richard Cándida, The Modern Moves West: California Artists and Democratic Culture in the Twentieth Century, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009
Linhares, Philip, Artists of Invention: A Century of CAA, 2007, Oakland Museum of California
Selz, Peter, Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, 2006, University of California Press, Berkeley
Berkson, Bill, "Without The Rose: DeFeo in Sixteen Americans," in Green, Jane & Levy, Leah (eds.) Jay DeFeo and The Rose, University of California Press, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003
di Rosa, Rene, Local Color: The di Rosa Collection, 1999, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Crow, Thomas, The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent, 1996, Abrams Perspectives
Phillips, Lisa, Beat Culture and the New America: 1950–1965, 1996, Whitney Museum, New York
The Beat Generation Galleries and Beyond, 1996, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
Smith, Richard Candida, Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry and Politics in California, University of California Press, 1995
Solnit, Rebecca, Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era,1990, City Lights Books, San Francisco
Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery, 1990, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
Ayers, Anne, Forty Years of California Assemblage, 1990, University of California, Los Angeles
Starr, Sandra, Lost & Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art,1988, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica
Tuchman, Maurice, The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985, 1986, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Rubin, David, Wally Hedrick: Selected Works, 1985, Adaline Kent Award Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute
Albright, Thomas, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945-1980, 1985, University of California Press, Berkeley
Holland, Katherine, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The Painting and Sculpture Collection, 1985
Hopkins, Henry, Painting & Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, 1976, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Parker III, Harry S., Poets of the Cities: New York & San Francisco 1950-1965, 1974, E.P. Dutton, New York
Plagens, Peter, Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast, 1974, Henry Holt, New York
Lippard, Lucy, Pop Art, 1967, Praeger, New York
Martin, Fred, Wally Hedrick/Sam Tchakalian, 1967, Balboa Pavilion Gallery, The Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor
Miller, Dorothy, Sixteen Americans, 1959, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Selected Reviews
Yau, John, A Celebration of the Rat Bastards: Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, Wally Hedrick, and Others, Hyperallergic, posted May 13, 2017
Lopez, Pablo, Wally Hedrick at The Box, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, 2016
Roth, David M., "Sight Vision: The Beat Era at Gallery Paule Anglim," SquareCylinder.com, posted 31 October 2013
Sam, Sherman, Critics' Picks, Artforum, July 2012
Searle, Adrian, "The Historical Box," The Guardian, review 5-24-2012
Harvey, Doug, "Wally Hedrick at the Box," L.A. Weekly Critics' Choices, Highlights from the fall season, 9-9-2010
Holte, Michael Ned, Wally Hedrick: The Box, Artforum, Summer 2008
Miles, Christopher, Wally Hedrick: War Room, LA Weekly, April 9, 2008
Frank, Peter, Wally Hedrick at Michael Kohn Gallery, LA Weekly, February 21, 2007
Solnit, Rebecca, Inventing San Francisco’s Art Scene: 1950s Bohemians Altered the World from Their Lofts in the City, San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 2004
Baker, Kenneth, Wally Hedrick at Paule Anglim, San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 1994
Bonetti, David, Wally Hedrick at Paule Anglim, San Francisco Examiner, March 4, 1994
Marcus, Greil, The Incredible Disappearing Art, San Francisco Focus, October, 1991
Yau, John, Wally Hedrick, Arts Magazine, Summer 1990
Van Proyen, Mark, Atypical Prototypes: The Art of Wally Hedrick, Artweek, April 27, 1985
Boettger, Suzaan, Painting from Raunch to Cotton Candy, San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 1982
Albright, Thomas, Alternative to Mainstream, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 1982
Coplans, John, Wally Hedrick: Offense Intended, Artforum, May 1963