Selected Exhibition History & More

Exhibitions

A Southern California native born in 1945, in 1967 Hardy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2000, SFAI awarded Hardy an honorary doctorate degree. Hardy is represented in the collections of The Honolulu Academy of Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Achenbach Collection, and the University of Colorado Fine Art Galleries.  View Resume (PDF)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013    Don Ed Hardy Paintings, 798 Art District, Beijing, China (catalog)
2012    Art For Life b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
2000 Dragons and related paintings, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
More Works, The Art Guys, Houston, TX
Bolinas Museum of Art, Bolinas, CA
2011    The Unruly Art of Don Ed Hardy, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Don Ed Hardy: New Works, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008    West Meets East Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA review
Duo Mysto: Don Ed Hardy & Ron Nagle, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005    Indelible Voyage, Instituto de Artes Graficas, Oaxaca, Mexico
Ghost Writers and Automatics, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Recent Paintings, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO review
2004    Recent Paintings, Oceania Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2000 Dragons, Linekona Center for the Arts, Honolulu, HI
2003    Exhibition Match. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002    The Elephants’ Graveyard Fred Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA
2000 Dragons Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001    New Gods, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Dragons, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Asian Waves, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, CA
2000    2000 Dragons & Related Paintings Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog)
1999    Tattooing the Invisible Man: Bodies of Work, 1955-1999, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Catalog)
1998    Some Weird Beauty, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Panoply of Wonders, The Art Guys, Houston, TX
Bibelots, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997    Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Permanent Curios, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog)
1995    Drawings That Last a Lifetime, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994    Sensitive Issues La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Cavin-Morris, New York, NY
1993    La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992    Death or Glory, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015   Innovation and Collaboration, Magnolia Editions: Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
2014
    TATTOO, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France (catalog) / also Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada 2016; Field Museum, Chicago 2017
2012    The Bridge, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Biennial of Hawaii Artists X , Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2010    Art Shacks, Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2008    Creature Feature, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    5 Stories Higher, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
I’d Rather Be Drawing, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005    Marked Men, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (traveling)
Wood Skin Ink, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui, and Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Honolulu (catalog)
2004    100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
Post-Tattoo, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (catalog),
2001    Circos Globulos, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, CA
7th Bienal of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador—sole U.S. representative (catalog)
2000    Select Prints, Shark’s Ink, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
I Love Mom, Roq LaRue Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999    New Religion, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1998    Tribute to La Luz de Jesus, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Camouflage, Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, New York
Spinal Epidural,Please! Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997    Art and Provocation: Images From Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
1996    Three From Shark’s (John Buck, Red Grooms, D.E. Hardy), Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Out of the Skin, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995   Biennial Exhibition of Hawaii Artists, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu / Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Pierced Hearts & True Love, The Drawing Center, New York (traveled) – catalog
Lasting Impressions, Quartet Editions, New York, NY
In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Flash Art Paintings, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994    Flash, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Edge of the Toon, Cavin-Morris, New York, NY
Mutant Messengers, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
American Tattoo Flash Drawings, Gallerie Suzanne Zander, Cologne, Germany
1993   Raw Visions, Artisana Gallery, Dallas, TX
Eye Tattooed, America Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL (traveled) – catalog
Big Cat Etchings, Bridgewater /Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists’ Drawings, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York (traveled)
1992    Best of the West, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rocks of Ages, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1990    Artists of Hawaii Annual, Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI (also 1993 & 1995)
1989    Dia de Los Muertos, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
1985    L’asino e la Zebra, Mercato di Triani, Rome (catalog)
1975    In Celebration of Ourselves, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1971    Tattoo! Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY

Awards

Honorary Doctorate, San Francisco Art Institute, 2000
Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award, Arts Orange County, Costa Mesa CA 2014
Cultural Arts Commission, Oakland, CA, appointment by Jerry Brown, 2000

Guest Lectures

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
British Museum, London, UK
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Honolulu Art Museum, HI
Japan Society of America, Chicago, IL
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, MO
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rhode Island School of Design, RI
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
University of Kansas at Lawrence, KS
University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, WI

 Works in Public Collections

The Library of Congress
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
Spenser Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Works in Private Collections

Claude Albritton, Dallas, TX
Jack & Mike, The Art Guys, Houston, TX
Malou Babilonia, Berkeley, CA
Adam Baumgold, New York, NY
Rena Bransten, San Francisco, CA
Andreas Coenen, Aachen, Germany
Raymond Gillespie, Hayward, CA
Walter Hopps & Carolyn Huber, Pasadena, CA
Oliver Leiber, New York, NY
Viggo Mortensen, Madrid, Spain
Ron Nagle and Cindy Ehrlich, San Francisco, CA
Mary Lynn Price, La Jolla, CA
John Shier, Long Beach, CA
Laurie Steelink, San Pedro, CA
Masami Teraoka, Waimanalo, HI
Chris Treviño, Austin, TX
Sharon & Thurston Twigg-Smith, Honolulu, HI

Online Resources

Don has had several shows at Track16 Gallery

Don makes prints at Trillium Graphics in San Francisco.

Shark’s Ink is where Don prints in the Southwest.

Hardy earned a degree in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.

An interview with Don in Believer Magazine, 11.2007 pdf

A book review at LA Review of Books of Wear Your Dreams, Hardy’s autobiography

Magnolia Editions shows Hardy’s fine art projects newsletter

Hardy Marks Publications has published many books about Don Ed Hardy.

Don Ed Hardy’s Wikipedia page

Don Ed Hardy and his friend Ron Nagle talk about art and life.

An interview with Don in Juxapoz Magazine, 2011 pdf

 

Reviews

Shana Nys Dambrot, Don Ed Hardy at Track 16 Gallery, Artforum, 6.14.2011, p. C24  PDF

Jessica Owings, Michael Krueger and Don Ed Hardy at Dennis Morgan Gallery, Review, 11.4.2005, p. 46-48  PDF

Don Ed Hardy: Paintings and Small Sculptures at Rena Braunstein Gallery, 10.20.2011 PDF