Forrest W. Myers


1941 Born in Long Beach, California

1958 Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute

1961 Resides New York City

1986 Studios in Brooklyn, NY

1988 Studio and Garden, Damascus, PA.

2014+ Wild Turkey on the Rocks Sculpture Garden and Museum, Damascus, PA

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Delaware Valley Art Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY. “Spaced Out at Home” – “At Home in Space”

Gregory Allicar Museum, CSU, Fort Collins, CO. “The Moon Museum: Unofficial Art on Apollo 12”

2013 Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. “Small Scale”

Lynden Sculpture Garden Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.

2011 Regina Rex Gallery, BKNY. “Luminus Flux” Forrest Myers & James O. Clark

2008 Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Not Furniture”

2007 Friedman-Benda Gallery, NY. “Forrest Myers”

2006 Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY “Right Brain/Left Brain – Selections from 1960 to 2006”,

1982-97 Art et Industrie Gallery, NYC

1974 Sculpture Now Gallery, NYC

1970 Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France “La Lune: Zone Imaginaire”

Kunsthaus Museum, Zurich and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. “Fly Me to the Moon”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography”

Vasarely Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary. “The Moon Museum 1969, Art and Space”

2018 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (MMCA) Seoul, Korea “E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology”

2017 Museum of Modern Art, NYC “Rauschenberg Among Friends”

2016 Museum of Modern Art, NYC “Art of the 60’s”

2014 The Jewish Museum, NYC. “Primary Structures, 1966/Other Primary Structures 2014”

2011 Museum of Art and Design, NYC. “Picasso to Koons”

Stephen Kasher Gallery, NYC, “Max’s Kansas City: Art Glamour Rock and Roll” Laser Sculpture,

Loretta Howard Gallery, NYC “artists at Max’s kansas city, 1965-1974, hetero-holics and some women too”

2010 MoMA PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, LICNY. “1969”

2008 The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX “Reimagining Space, The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960’s New York”

2005-7 Miami-Basel, Friedman- Benda Gallery

2005-7 Miami-Basel, Magen H Gallery XX Century Design

1999 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA “Sticker Shock”

MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, NY

1994 Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ “Grounds for Sculpture”

Bard College, NY “The Maximal Implications of the Minimal Line”

1973 Whitney Museum of American Art, Group Exhibition, NYC

1972 Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial Painting and Sculpture Show, NY

“Outdoor Sculptors Indoors” Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

1970 Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC

Whitney Museum of American Art, Sculpture Annual, NYC

1968 Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT “Cool Art”

American Embassy Mexico City, Mexico, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Park Place Group Show, Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA

1967 Los Angeles County Museum, CA. “American Sculpture of the Sixties”

Institute of Contemporary Art, U Penn, Philadelphia, “Art for the City”

1966 The Jewish Museum, NYC, “Primary Structures”

Museum & Public Collections

“The Wall” aka “The Gateway to SoHo” Art in Public Places, Bway & Houston NYC

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

The Whitney Museum of Art, NYC

Museum of Modern Art, Roof Tower Garden, NYC

Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, Albany, NY

OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI

Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, Wolfson College, FL

Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

Special Projects

2018 The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, feature length Documentary Wallabout Productions, Talon Films

2010 The Moon Museum, Featured @ PBS The History Detectives

2009 Wild Turkey Sculpture Garden and Museum, Damascus, PA Collaboration with landscape designer, Debra Arch Myers

2004 Searchin 5, Search Light Sculpture Performance; Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark

1979 Searchin 4, Search Light Sculpture Performance; Dallas Symphony, TX

1978 Searchin 3, Search Light Sculpture Performance; MoMA PS1, LICNY

1975 Searchin 2, Search Light Sculpture Performance; Art Park, Lewiston, NY

1975 “Uno Cycle” One-wheel Motorcycle, for “Gizmo” film by Francois de Menil

1973 “The Wall aka Gateway to SoHo” Broadway & Houston Street, NYC

1970 Expo ‘70 World’s Fair, Pepsi Cola Pavilion, Special Exhibit, E. A. T. Experiments in Art and Technology, Osaka, Japan

1969 The Moon Museum, First Art on the Moon, Apollo 12 Mission, Experiments in Art and Technology

1969 “Lunechild III” Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Laser Sculpture Installation @ Dept of Recreation & Cultural Affairs @ Sheep’s Meadow, Central Park, NYC

1968 “From My Place to Max’s” Laser Sculpture Installation, Max’s Kansas City, Park Ave. South @ 17th Street, NYC

1968 Union Square Park, Laser Light Sculpture Performance, NYC

1967 Searchin 1, Search Light Sculpture Performance; NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, “Sculpture in Environment” Tompkins Square Park, NYC

1967 World Trade Towers Search Light Installation Proposal to David Rockefeller

Selected Publications

“La Lune: Zone Imaginaire” catalog, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2019

“Fly Me to the Moon” Kunsthaus Museum, Zurich/Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

“Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 2019

“The Moon Museum 1969, Art and Space” Vasarely Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, 2019

Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Edited by Clare Davies & Victoria Sung, 2018

Robert Rauschenberg, MoMA, Dickerman, Borchardt-Hume, Tate Publ. 2017

Inventing Downtown, Artist-Run Galleries in New York City 1952-1965, Melissa Rachleff, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, NY 2017

Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, Judith E. Stein, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 2016

E. A. T. Experiments in Art and Technology, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, by Sabine Breitwieser, 2015

Art et Industrie, Magen H. Gallery, 2016

Primary Structures, 1966 / Other Primary Structures, The Jewish Museum, 2014

20 @ OMI, Celebrating Twenty Years of Creativity and Community, OMI International Arts Center, 2011

Large Scale, Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960’2 and 1970’s, Jonathan D. Lippincott, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2010.

Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll, Abrams Image, Sept. 2010 “artists at Max’s kansas city, 1965-1974, hetero-holics and some women too”, Maurice Tuchman, 2010

La Nouvelle Abstraction Americaine 1950-1970, Claudine Humblet, Skira Press, 2003

Earth Works-Art and the Landscape of the Sixties, Susra Boettger, U of Ca. Press, 2002

The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, Rizzoli 2002

A Landscape for Modern Sculpture: Storm King Art Center, John Beardsley & David Finn, Abbeville Press

The Avant-Garde in Exhibition – New Art in the 20th Century, Bruce Altshuler, Harry Abrams, Inc., 1994

The Rocker – an American Tradition, by Bernice Steinbaum, Rizzoli

High Touch: The New Materialism in Design, Robert Janjigian, E. P. Dutton, NY. 1990

New Used & Improved: Art for the ‘80’s, Frank/McKenzie, Abbeville Press

The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society, Guide of Manhattan’s Outdoor Sculpture, Gayle & Michelle Cohen, Prentice Hall Press, NY 1988

Down & In, Life in the Underground, Ronald Sukenick, Beech Tree Books, William Morrow, NY, 1987

The Empire State Collection: Art for the Public, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1987

Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries, 1971-1973, Jim Carrol, Penguin Books, 1987

Artists Design Furniture, Denise Domargue, Abrams Press, 1984

Music in Stone-Great Sculpture Gardens of the World, Lawrence & Foy, Scala, 1984

Sculpture at Storm King, H. Peter Stern and David Collens, Abbeville Press, 1980

American Sculpture in Process: 1930-1970, Wayne Anderson, NY Graphic Soc., 1975

American Art Since 1900, Barbara Rose, Praeger Publishers, 1975

The Pavilion, Billy Kluver, Julie Martin & Barbara Rose, EP Dutton, 1972

Minimal Art a Critical Anthology, Gregory Battock, EP Dutton, 1968

Selected Grants and Awards

2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters; Jimmy Ernst Lifetime Achievement Award In Art

2000 Pollack-Krasner Foundation

1998 Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

1980 National Endowment for the Arts

1977 Creative Artists Program Service (CAPS)

1973 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship