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“From the beginning of my adult life, I always related more to artists than to architects. I found it easier and more exciting to be with them. When I was studying at USC, art and architecture were taught in the same building…I kept trying to bring the two groups together…So I lived this kind of double life while I was in architecture school. Which I guess is what I continue to do.”

Isenberg, Barbara. Conversations with Frank Gehry. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.


1974     College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects
1977     Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and
1987     College of Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Letters
1987     Honorary Doctorate of Visual Arts, California Institute of the Arts
1987     Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
1989     Pritzker Architecture Prize, Hyatt Foundation
1989     Trustee, American Academy in Rome
1989     Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
1989     Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute
1991     College of Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1992     Wolf Prize in Art, Wolf Foundation
1992     Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan Art Association
1993     Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Occidental College
1994     Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Trust
1994     Academician, National Academy of Design
1996     Honorary Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
1997     Honorary Consul of the City of Bilbao
1997     Honorary Doctorate of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
1998     Frederick Kiesler Prize, Frederick Kiesler Foundation
1998     Honorary Academician, Royal Academy of Arts
1998     Gold Medal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1998     Chancellor of the City of Bilbao
1998     National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts
1998     Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Toronto
1999     AIA Gold Medal, American Institute of Architects
1999     Lotos Medal of Merit, The Lotos Club
2000     Gold Medal, Royal Institute of British Architects
2002     Order of Canada in the field of Architecture
2004     Woodrow Wilson Award for public service

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1984     Unique Fish Lamps, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1984     Recent Drawings, Ballenford Architectural Books, Toronto, Canada
1984     Fish and Snake Lamps, Metro Pictures, New York
1985     Recent Projects, Gallery MA, Tokyo, Japan
1986     Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
1986     The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
            traveled to Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Art Gallery at Harbourfront,
            Toronto; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
            Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1988     New Cardboard Furniture, Hoffman/Borman Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1989     The Work of Frank Gehry, Galerie für Architektur und Raum
1989     Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland; traveled to Museum of Finnish
            Architecture, Helsinki; Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; de Singel
            Kunstcentrum, Antwerp; Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm; Danish Architectural
            Center-Gammel Dok, Copenhagen
1989     Sketches of Recent Projects, Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1990     Muebles y dibujos, b. d. Madrid Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1991     Projects en Europe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1991     Dansk Arkitekturcenter, Copenhagen, Denmark
1991     Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
1992     New Brentwood Furniture Designs, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts; traveled to
            American Craft Museum, New York; Saint Louis Art Museum
1994     Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
1994     Charlottesville, University of Virginia, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson Medal of
1994     Europäische Projekte, Aedes Gallerie und Architekturforum, Berlin
1994     Innovation in Furniture Design, 1969 to the Present, Wetsman Gallery of Twentieth-
            Century Decorative Art, Birmingham, Michigan
1996     Design i Architektura, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; traveled to
            Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland
1998     The Architect’s Studio, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark;
            traveled to Soanes Museum, London; Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Scotland;             Architectuuinstituut, Rotterdam; Les Fonds Regionaux d’Art Contemporain,             Bordeaux; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
1999     A Study, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California