Alan in his studio circa 2010.
 
Alan in his VW, Berkeley CA
circa 1973.



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BORN
Brooklyn, NY, 1948
1979
BA, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
 
2014
Alan Wolfson: Retrospective / "New York Urban Visions"
Musée Miniature et Cinéma, Lyon, France
 
2008
OK Harris Gallery
New York, NY
2001
Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
2000
Molly Barnes Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
1999
"Alan Wolfson’s Mean Streets of New York"
Kaye Museum of Miniatures

Los Angeles, CA
1995
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1993
Margulies-Taplin Gallery
Boca Raton, FL
1991
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1989
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1986
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1985
"The Urban Art of Alan Wolfson"
New York State Museum

Albany, NY
1984
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1983
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1980
Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery
Los Angeles,  CA
 
2012
"OTHERWORLDLY: Optical Delusions and Small Realities"
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille3000

Lille, France
 
2012
"World in a Box"
Allan Stone Gallery

New York, NY
 
2011
"OTHERWORLDLY: Optical Delusions and Small Realities"
Museum of Arts and Design

New York, NY
 
2008
Group Show
New Town Arts Festival

Pasadena, CA
2004
Group Show
Gallery Henoch

New York, NY
2001
"Collector's Choice"
Vero Beach Art Center

Vero Beach, FL
2001
"Selections from the Daniel Hechter Collection"
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv, Israel
2001
"Contemporary American Realism III"
M.A. Doran Gallery

Tulsa, OK
2001
"Trains of Thought:The Railroad in Contemporary Art"
Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery

Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
2001
"Interiors Observed"
Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery

New York, NY
1998
Ryman Program Benefit Art Exhibit
Walt Disney Imagineering

Glendale, CA
1997
"After Effects"
Available Light Ltd. Gallery

Burbank, CA
1997
Carole & Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures
Los Angeles, CA
1996
Group Exhibition
Koplin Gallery

Los Angeles, CA
1996
"After Midnight"
Tatistcheff-Rogers Gallery

Santa Monica, CA
1993
"Interiors"
Tortue Gallery

Santa Monica, CA
1992
"New York: City By Day/City By  Night III"
Gallery Henoch

New York, NY
1990
"American Art Today: The City"
The Art Museum

Florida International University
Miami, FL
1989
"New York: City By Day/City By Night"
Gallery Henoch

New York, NY
1988
"20th Anniversary (15 in Soho) Artists & Movements From Our First Two Decades”
Louis K. Meisel Gallery

New York, NY
1987
"The Best of Nashville"
Metro Nashville Arts Commission Gallery

Nashville, TN
1987
"Urban Visions: The Contemporary Artist and New York"
Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
1986-87
"Diner: An American Art Form"
Castle Gallery

College of New Rochelle, NY
1986
"Night Visions"
OK Harris Works of Art

New York, NY
1986
"Places, Here and Now" 
Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville, SC 
1984-85
"New Realism"
Robert Kidd Gallery

Birmingham, MI
1984
"Return of the Narrative"
Palm Springs Desert Museum

Palm Springs, CA
1983
"Contemporary American Realism"
Foster Goldstrom Gallery

Dallas, TX
1983
Green County Arts Council
Catskill, NY
1983
"Art in the Upstate"
Albany State Plaza

Albany, NY
1983
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1982
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
New York, NY
1981
Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
1979
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
 
2014
Alan Wolfson: Retrospective / "New York Urban Visions"
Chaix, Valérie Exhibition Catalog

Musée Miniature et Cinéma, Lyon, France
 
2012
Cover Picture; “Drawing Out the Voyeur”  Contemporary Art Feature
Soura Magazine

Unexplored Publishing, United Arab Emirates,  March- Issue 33, pp.86-96, Illustration
 
2012
"Alan Wolfson"
Fused Magazine

Fused Media, UK, Vol. 2, Issue 01, pp 86-89, Illustration
 
2012
"World in a Box"
Village Voice

April 11
Shuster, Robert, Art Review of Group Show, Allan Stone Gallery, New York   p.21
 
2012
"Use Your Illusion"
ArtNews

April
Sheets, Hilarie M.,  pp.84-91,  Illustration p. 88
 
2011
"Irresistible Illusions and Other Worlds"
Sculpture Magazine

September
Gomez, Edward M.,  Illustrations pp.42-47
 
2011
"OTHERWORLDLY, Optical Delusions and Small Realities"
McFadden, David Revere. Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
 
2011
"A Small World After All"
The Wall Street Journal

June 9
Kristin M. Jones, Review: Exhibition, “Otherworldly,” Museum of Arts and Design.
 
2011
"Urban Decay in the Doll’s House"
Financial Times

June 30
Ariella Budick, Art Review
 
2008
"Margulies, Martin Z."
The Martin Z. Margulies Collection / Painting & Sculpture

Martin Z. Margulies Foundation; Publisher
2002
"The Art of the Miniature"
Watson-Guptill Publications
2001
"American Realism Exhibit"
Tulsa World

May 26
Review: Exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery,  Tulsa, OK
2001
"Art Smart"
New York Daily News

March 10
Review: Exhibition, Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, NY
page 25
2000
"Art Picks of the Week"
L.A. WEEKLY

October 6
Review: Exhibition, Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997
"After-Hours Works"
Los Angeles Times

July 17
pages 43-44
1996
"Miniature Manhattan Up Close"
American Heritage

December
pages 80-81
1990
"FIU Exhibition Finds Art in Urban Landscape"
The Miami Herald

January 14
page 3K
1989
"Down These Mean Streets, Diminution  Adds Dimension"
The Record

March 23
Bergen County, NJ
pages F-1, F-3
1987
The New York Times
February 24
page C20
1987
"Mean Streets in Alan Wolfson's Tiny New York"
Connoisseur

March 1987
pages 98-101
1986
"Group Show; OK Harris"
Arts Magazine

October
page 127
1984
"Brush Marks"
Schenectady Gazette

July 25
1985
"Alan Wolfson Tells Stories in Miniature"
Times Union

June 30
Albany, NY
page C-5
1985
"Deceptive Miniatures: Alan  Wolfson"
American Artist

August
pages 68-71, 91-92
1984
"Previews"
Dallas Morning News

January 20
page 27
1980
"High Points; Los Angeles 1980"
Images and Issues

Winter 1980-81
page 20
1980
Artweek
November 22
page 16
1980
"The Galleries"
Los Angeles Times

October 10
 
2014
Alan Wolfson: Retrospective / "New York Urban Visions"
Chaix, Valérie Exhibition Catalog

Musée Miniature et Cinéma, Lyon, France
1989
"Alan Wolfson - Miniature Environments"
Louis K. Meisel Gallery

New York, NY
January
1986
"Places Here and Now"
Greenvile County Museum of Art

Greenville, SC
August 13-September 22
1984
"Return of the Narrative"
Palm Springs Desert Museum

Palm Springs,  CA
March 17-June 3
pages 94-95
1991
WCBS Channel 2,  New York City
Evening News Broadcast

Studio Interview/ Review of solo gallery show
1991
FOX Network News,  New York City
Evening News Broadcast

Studio Interview/ Review of solo gallery show
1988

Travel Network (Cable TV)
"High Art and Culture in New York"

Studio Interview segment with artist

1988
Trans World Airlines
In-flight entertainment;  “High Art and Culture in New York”
1985
"The Urban Art of Alan Wolfson"
Produced by the New York State Museum

Albany, NY
 
 
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