* 1941 in Mamou, Louisiana (USA)
lebt / lives in New York (USA)

Selected Exhibitions / Ausgewählte Ausstellungen

KEITH SONNIER: FILES, Leo Castelli, New York (USA)
Behind the Light, Nathan Bernstein Co. Ltd., New York (USA)
Dis-play II, JGM.Galerie, Paris (France)
Wood Works, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
LINIE, group show at 401contemporary, Berlin
Shelf Works 1975 / 2008, Häusler Contemporary, Zürich
Sculptural Light Works from the 1980’s, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Keith Sonnier, Sadie Coles HQ, London, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple
Keith Sonnier: An American in Paris, JGM.Galerie, Paris
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Keith Sonnier: Herd Series, PaceWildenstein, New York
Keith Sonnier: Early Works / Late Sixties, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Selected Works 1969 / 1989 / 2005, Häusler Contemporary, München
Pace Wildenstein, New York
Keith Sonnier: Transformer – Selected Works 1968 - 2005, The Arts Club of Chicago
Keith Sonnier: Sculpture, Drawing, Media Work, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT
SEL Neue Lichtobjekte und Zeichnungen, Häusler Contemporary, München
New York Show, Opelousas Museum of Art, /#Opelousas, Louisiana
In Situ 2000 - 2005#/, Häusler Contemporary, München
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Neon and Glass 1967 - 69; Live Video 1970; Live Sound 1973., Ace Gallery, New York
Ba - O - Ba, Zeichnungen / Objekte, Häusler Contemporary, München
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati
Installation of the Sel Series 1978 / 2003., Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans
Licht und Architektur Oeffentliche Auftragsarbeiten 1990 - 1991. Rathaus Galerie, München
Sel Werk, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
Ba - O - Ba Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Keith Sonnier: Zeichnungen und Neonarbeiten, Overbeck Gesellschaft Lübeck
New Work 2000, Marlborough Gallery, New York
La Lumi`ere, Zumtobel Staff Lichtzentrum, Zürich
Sculpture 1966 - 1998, Marlborough Gallery, New York
New Neon, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, München
The Blatt Series, Kulturmanagement Häusler, München
Ba - O - Ba 1977; Blatt 1999, Galerie Evelyne Canus, Colle sur Loup, France
Environmental Works 1968 - 1999, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Alternating Currents, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Channel Mix, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Cat Doucet Series, Galerie Malka Lallouz, Los Angeles, CA
Oriental - Occidental, University Art Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Drawings: 30 Years, 1964 - 1994, Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
Multiples and Wall Reliefs, Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Nightlight '94. Readings organized by Linda Yablonsky. Installation by Keith Sonnier, The Drawing Center, New York
Oeuvres Choisies 1989 - 92. Selection of Works, Galerie Lallouz & Watterson, Montreal
Works on Paper, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Kunstverein St. Gallen
Musée - Château d'Annecy, Annecy
Editions Ilene Kurtz, New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
65 Thomson, New York
Leo Castelli Graphics, New York
Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo
Galerie Carola Mosch, Berlin
Gallery Interform, Osaka
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Galerie Schroeder, Mönchengladbach
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Halle Sud, Genf
Galerie Faust, Genf
Antenna Series, Blum Helman Gallery, Los Angeles
Expanded File Series: 1969 - 1989, Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach
Galleria Il Ponte, Rom
Harkus Gallery, Boston
Centric 41, California State University Art Museum, Long Beach
The Experience of Space, Liverpool Gallery, Brüssel
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Early Work, Barbara Gladstone, New York
Galerie Montenay, Paris
Frankfurt Dyads, Galerie Ryzsard Varisella, Frankfurt
Neon Sculptures and Drawings, Galleria Schema, Florence
Studio Claudio Guenzani, Milan
Neon, Hirschhorn Museum, National Gallery, Washington, DC
Tilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans
Neon, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Expanded File Series, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Neon Sculpture, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Works from the 60's, Galerie Nature Morte, New York
Centre dé Art Contemporain du Domaine de Kerguehennec, Rennes
A Ten Year Retrospective 1977 - 87, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
New Sculptures (with Linda Benglis), Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
Galerie Montenay Delsol, Paris
Tilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans
Ubud Series, Galleria Schema, Florence
Tokobashira Series, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
Sculptures and Drawings, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
7 New Works, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Carol Taylor Art, Dallas
Ubud Series, Dom Basor, Mata Hari, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Florentine Neon, Galerie Schema, Florence
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya
Amano Gallery, Osaka
Armory Gallery, Virginia Polytech Institute
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Institute for Art & Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
P.S.1 (Project Studios One), Long Island City, NY
Rangoli: Aluminum works made in India 1981, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Runic Series 1980, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
Dom Basor Series, India 1981, David Bellman, Toronto
Michelle Lachowsky Gallery, Antwerp
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland
Pictograms, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Galerie France Morin, Montreal
BA - O - BA Sel Series, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld
Expanded SEL Series, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
AM/FM Radio Installation, Galerie Michele Lachowsky, Brüssel
Porte Voix, Eric Fabre Gallery, Paris
Porte Vue, Musée National déArt Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris
Black Ground Series Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Lithographs, Castelli Graphics, New York
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Simultaneous Regional Editions, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
Porte - Voix, Audio Installation, The Institute for Art & Urban Resources Inc., The Clocktower, New York
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Send / Receive Satellite Network, Center for New Art Activity, New York, New York City - San Francisco Bay
Sender: Creigh Gallery, Coronado, CA
ABACA Code : Hand Cast Paper Sculpture and other Work 1969 - 76, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Keith Sonnier in Collaboration with Leo Castelli and Doug Christmas presents Air to Air, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Radio Mix Keith Sonnier: Ba - O - Ba 1969 - 1974 / Neon and Glass, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Sender: Creigh Gallery, Coronado, CA and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Send / Receive / Send (Sound Performance), (collab. w/ Mabou Mines), Ace Gallery, Venice, CA
Live and Channel Video, Stereo Projection, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Projects, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Live Video, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Videotapes, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln

Grants and Awards / Auszeichnungen und Stipendien

National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1st prize, 9th International Biennial Exhibition of Prints, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Public Commissions /

Kansas City International Airport. Permanent outdoor water and light sculpture installed at the entrance to the airport. Commissioned by the Municipal Arts Commission in Kansas City
Caltrans, Los Angeles. Permanent outdoor neon installation for the new Caltrans headquarters, designed by the architectural group Morphosis
Lever House, neon installation for the foyer of the landmark building on Park Avenue, New York
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, New Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwoods, New Jersey. Permanent exterior neon installation.
Zentrum fur Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, Unna, Germany: Permanent indoor tunnel installation. Commissioned by Zentrum fur Lichtkunst Unna
Munich Re, Munich, Germany, Permanent neon tunnel installation commissioned for Munich Re headquarters
Pfarrexpositur St. Franziskus, Steyr, Austria, permanent neon installation for the Baptistery and Chapel, vestment design for St. Francis New Roman Catholic Church
Broward County Cultural Affairs Division, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Florida. Permanent indoor installation for Baggage Claim Area
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco International Airport, permanent indoor installation
General Services Administration in Washington Commission, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C., indoor atrium installation
General Services Administration, Bureau of the Census, Bowie, Maryland, outdoor installation
City of Miami, Florida, Miami International Airport, outdoor installation
City of Rouen, France, Station Joffre-Mutualité, indoor installation
City of Paris, France, Lyçée Dorian, façade treatment
City of New Orleans, Louisiana, NOPSI streetcar stop, outdoor installation
New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, New Jersey, indoor installation
- 1992 City of Munich, Germany, New International Airport, indoor installation
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. New York, NY, indoor installation

Theatre / Theater
2000 Oresteïa by Iannis Xenakis, Wiener Konzerthaus, Neuer Saal, Bühnen- und Kostümbild für die Oper / set and costume design for the opera Oresteïa