1937 Born in Omaha, NE

1941 Moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK

1956 Received first prize in graphic design from the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma, OK

1956–1960 Attended Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1967 Received an award in painting from the National Council on the Arts, Washington, DC

1969 Awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and received a two-month fellowship at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, CA

1969 National Endowment for the Arts Grant Tamarind Lithography Workshop Fellowship

1969–1970 Taught drawing and printmaking at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1971 Received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

1974 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Award in Graphic

1978 Received his second grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

1988 Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Achievement in Printmaking Award

1990 Los Angeles Arts Council Honors

1995 California Arts Council, Governor’s Award for the Arts, Achievement in Visual Arts Award

2006 Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Board of Trustees

2009 Artistic Excellence Award, Americans for the Arts

Exhibitions

2018
Feast for the Eyes, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam
West by Midwest: Geographies of Art and Kinship, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Ed Ruscha: Archeology and Romance, Harry Ransom Museum, Austin, Texas
Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Boulevard on Hollywood Boulevard, Lace
Ed Ruscha: Very, Kode Art Museums of Bergen

2017
California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Bill Ai Bengston and Ed Ruscha, New Britain Museum of American Art
Ed Ruscha: Parking Lots, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University
Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis
California Dreaming: Works by Ruscha, Hockney, and Others, MCNAY Art Museum
On The Edge: Art of California, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2016
Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, De Young Museum, San Francisco
California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Duchamp to Pop, Norton Museum of Art
Patriotic Prints, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s, MCASD, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, LA JOLLA

2015
Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

2014
The Letter kills, but Spirit gives life! Galerie Gradiva, Paris, France 
Ed Ruscha: Paintings Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy 
Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Ed Ruscha – Los Angeles Apartments - Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel 
In Focus: Ed Ruscha - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
Le Grand Tout - 30 Ans Du Frac Limousin - FRAC - Limousin, Limoges 
Word And Image - Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH 
Ed Ruscha: Made in California - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX 
Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back - The Logan Collection At Sfmoma - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA 
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL 
Ed Ruscha - Artist Rooms On Tour - Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne   
I'm Amazed - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (England)

2012
Ed Ruscha, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna 
Ed Ruscha: Standard - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA 
Ed Ruscha, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz 
Ed Ruscha: On The Road - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL

2011
Ed Ruscha: On the Road - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
Edward Ruscha - Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 
Ed Ruscha: On the Road - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Ed Ruscha: Road Tested - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 2010

2010
Beauty is Diamond, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland 
Selections from Hamiltion Press at Sylvia White Gallery 
Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, Moderna Museet, Stolkholm, Sweden

2009
Words Are Diamonds, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

2008
Ed Ruscha: Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Stains, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Ed Ruscha, Photographer, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2006
Two Artists ~ Two Worlds, the Drawings of Ed Ruscha and Robert Williams, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Course of Empire, United States Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2005
Ed Ruscha and Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)

2004
Ed Ruscha: The Drawings and Photographs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Ed Ruscha: Cotton Puffs, Q Tips, Smoke and Mirrors, L.A Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (solo)

2003
Ed Ruscha Photographs, L.A Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Ed Ruscha: Recent works on Paper, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Ed Ruscha:Palindrome Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2000
Ed Ruscha: Mountains and Highways, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Ed Ruscha: Powders, Pressures and Other Drawings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)

1999
Edward Ruscha: The Complete Editions 1959-1999, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (solo)

1998
Ed Ruscha, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK (solo)

1997
Spaghetti Westerns, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Edward Ruscha, Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Edward Ruscha: Cityscapes/O Books, Leo Castelli, New York, NY (solo)

1995
Anamorphic Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
The End. Close Range Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1993
Edward Ruscha/Romance With Liquids, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Edward Ruscha/New Paintings & Drawings, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Ed Ruscha/Stains, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Edward Ruscha and Dennis Hopper/New Works, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Edward Ruscha, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France (solo)
Edward Ruscha/Obra Sobre Paper, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Edward Ruscha, Centre Cultural de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Edward Ruscha, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NA (solo)
Ed Ruscha/new paintings and drawings, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
Edward Ruscha Paintings and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
Ed Ruscha/Paintings, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Los Angeles Apartments, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Edward Ruscha, Galeria Trisorio, Naples, Italy (solo)

1989
Edward Ruscha, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA (solo)
New Paintings, Leo Castelli, New York, NY
New Paintings and Drawings, Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

1988
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL; WilliamEarly Paintings, Shafrizi Gallery, New York, NYs College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Changing Group Exhibition, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK
Edward Ruscha: Recent Paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
Edward Ruscha: Recent Works on Paper 1988, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1987
New Paintings, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
The Works of Ed Ruscha, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (solo)

1986
The Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
4 x 6 Westfalischer Kunstverein, Münster, GermanGalerie Susan Wyss, Zürich, Switzerland
New Paintings, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Ed Ruscha: Quelques Dessins, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris, France (solo)
New Paintings, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Octobre des Arts, Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France

1984
New Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1983
New Drawings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982
Edward Ruscha/New Drawings, Castelli Uptown, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Works of Edward Ruscha, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

1981
Ace Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Edward Ruscha/New Works, Arco Center for the Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Edward Ruscha/D Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1980
Edward Ruscha:Paintings, Ace Gallery, Venice, CA (solo)
Nigel Greenwood, Inc., London, UK
New Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

Public Collections

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
San Diego Museum of Arts, San Diego, CA
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée Départemental des Vosges, Epinal, France
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council, Oklahoma City, OK
The Panza di Biumo Collection, Milan, Italy
Reynolds House, Winston-Salem, NC
Pomona College, Pomona, CA
Main Library, Dade County Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Collection, Miami, FL
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Forth Worth, TX
Musée St Pierre, Lyon, France
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Deutsches Postmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
High Museum, Atlanta, GA
The Irvine Company Collection, Irvine, CA
Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA