born 1946, New York


1969 - 1974 MIT Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies
1969 - 1971 Hunter College, Masters in Art


"Time Landscape," Greenwich Village, NY, Commissioned by DOT.

"Crystal Monument," Museum of Natural History, NYC, NY.

"International Seeds Distribution Project," Central Park, NY, Commissioned by Department of Cultural Affairs.
"Invisible Image," School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

"Crystal Monument," Museum of Natural History (sponsored by the Cultural Affairs and Parks Department); New York, NY.
"Air Exhibition," Museum of Fine Arts; Sydney, Australia.
"Air Exhibition," National Gallery of Victoria; Melbourne, Australia.

"26 by 26," Vasser College Art Museum; Poughkeepsie, NY.
"Lucht-Kunst", Stedelijk Museum; Amsterdam, Holland.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, "Elements-Earth Air Water Fire," Boston, MA.

"Sonfist"s Art," Akron Institute (video catalog), Akron, OH.
"Army Ants: Patterns and Structures," Automation House (sponsored by the Architectural League), New York, NY.
"Bread," Dezon-Zaks Gallery; Chicago, IL.
"Box Art," Illinois University State Museum; Springfield, IL.
"Art Now," Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, IN.
"Eco-Vision," Everson Museum of Art; Syracuse, NY.
"Landscape on the Sixth Floor," Museum of Modern Art; New York, NY.

M.H. de Young Memorial and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.
"Sculpture III, World Trade Center," sponsored by Cultural Affairs and Parks Departments, New York, NY.
Museum of Science and Industry, Massachusetts Institutes of Technology Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

"Materials and Manipulation," Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown, New York, NY.
"Alternative Landscape," Hayden Gallery (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, MA.
"Monument to the Sun," Project for the University of Rhode Island.
"Project 74," Walraf-Richartz Museum, Koln, Germany.
"Living Ritual," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Storm King Art Center (summer exhibition), Mountainville, NY.

"Body Art," Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, IL.
"A Response to the Environment," Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ.
Leo Castelli Gallery, " Collages of New York," New York, NY.

Venice Bienalle, Video Section, Venice, Italy.
"Body as Visual language," Gallery Maki, Tokyo, Japan.
"Photography as Art," Center for Photography (Galerie Grada), Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
Artpark, "The Program in Visual Arts," Lewiston, NY.

Dokumenta 6 "Art is Photography," Kassle, Germany.
High Museum of Art, "Geological," Atlanta, GA.
American Museum of Fine Arts, "Autobiography of Alan Sonfist," Washington, D.C.
"For the Mind and the Eye," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ.
Leo Castelli Gallery, "Time Landscape and Documenta Exhibitions," New York, NY.

"Interaction with the Environment," Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York, NY.
"Maps," Museum of Modern Art, Penthouse; New York, NY.
Retrospective at the Boston Fine Arts Museum, "Autobiography of Alan Sonfist," Boston, MA.
Venice Biennial, "Ancient Forest of Venice and New York: Multimedia Video."

"Site Art," Andover Art Museum; Andover, MA.
"Hudson River Artists," Vassar College Museum of Art, Poughkeepsie, NY.
"Views of America," Museum of Modern Art, penthouse, New York, NY.

The Museum of Modern Art, "Paris Biennial: Myself Becoming an Animal," Paris.
"Architectural References," Vancouver Gallery of Art, Vancouver, Canada.

"Artists Parks and Gardens," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

"Mapped Art," Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

"Metamanhattan," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

"Art and the Environment," Lever House, Artists representing the Environmental Arts, New York, NY.
"The Artist as Social Designer," Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

World"s Fair; Osaka, Japan.

"Nature as Art," Kunst Academia; Berlin Germany.

"Public Sculpture Show," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
"The Endangered Earth," Pasadena Art Center, Pasadena, CA.
"Revered Earth," Museum of Contemporary Arts; Houston, TX.

"Leaves Frozen in Time," Museum of Contemporary Art of San Francisco, CA

Queens Museum, "Fragile Ecologies," New York.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Crystal Monument," CA.
San Antonio Museum of Art, "Sound Sculptures," San Antonio, TX.
Museum of Modern Art, "Differentes Natures," Paris, France.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Myself Within my Tree," Illinois.

The Whitney Museum, "New Acquisitions" "Ancient in Contemporary New York," New York, NY.

Museum of Modern Art, Recent acc. "New York Trees," New York, NY.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, "On Location: Art, Space and Place in the 1960"s," Norwich, UK

"Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974" Traveling Exhibition, MOCA, Los Angeles.


Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Auckland Museum of Contemporary Art, Auckland, New Zealand
Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA
Boca Raton, Museum, Boca Raton, FL
Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany
Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musee d"Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.
National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Gallery of Art, Toronto, Canada
Neue Museum, Sammlung Ludwig, Germany
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY