Edward Boccia Exhibitions

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Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Edward Boccia was a successful artist primarily active in the mid to late 20th century. The artist spent the  majority of his time working on large scale modernist paintings created in atelier technique and teaching at Washington University of St. Louis. Nevertheless, Boccia’s work was included 50+ solo exhibits and over 100 group shows as well.

 SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, The Sheldon, Edward Boccia: Early Works, St. Louis, Missouri, February 22 — May 18, 2013.
  • St. Louis University Museum of ArtEdward Boccia: Figurative Expressionist, St. Louis, Missouri, January 18 — March 3, 2013.
  • The Jill A. McGuire Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, Missouri, A Means to Meaning: The Triptych, March 16 — April 28, 2012.
  • The Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, Exhibition of Triptychs, Polyptychs, and Paintings, 2010.
  • Creative Art Gallery, Edward E. Boccia, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007.
  • McCaughen and Burr GalleryRetrospective, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005.
  • The Monday Club, Webster Groves, Missouri, Drawings, 2003.
  • St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York, 2000.
  • The Sheldon Concert Hall, Bellweather Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1999.
  • Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri, The Child and The Light, 1998.
  • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, Edward Boccia: Eye of the Painter (The Allegories), St. Louis, Missouri, 1996.
  • McNamee Gallery, Couples House, St. Louis UniversityEdward Boccia: Eye of the Painter (Hidden Boccia), St. Louis, Missouri, 1996.
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Nexus – Generations of Artistic Spirit, 1995.
  • Pompeii Gallery, Webster Groves, Missouri, Paintings, 1995.
  • Giertz Art Gallery, Parkland College Champaign, Illinois, The American Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992 and 1994.
  • Fontbonne College Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, Paintings and Drawings, 1987.
  • Fontbonne College Gallery, Boccia: The Triptychs, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985.
  • Washington University, Steinberg Gallery, Boccia: The Triptychs, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985.
  • St. Louis University, Boccia: The Triptychs, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985.
  • Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Edward E. Boccia: Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 1983.
  • Webster University, Webster GrovesSelected Works, 1983.
  • Nornberg Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, Paintings and Drawings, 1982.
  • Dada Gallery, Athens, Greece, Paintings and Drawings, 1981.
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Drawings, 1981.
  • Bixby Hall Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Sabbatical Paintings and Drawings, 1979.
  • Cupples Gallery, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Studies and a Major Work, 1978.
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1978.
  • Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1976.
  • Fine Arts Salon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1975.
  • Old Town Gallery, St. Charles, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Drawings, 1971.
  • Galleria Tornabuoni, Florence, Italy, Edward E. Boccia: Drawings, 1971.
  • Painters Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1969.
  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings, 1965.
  • South County Bank, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings, 1964.
  • Webster College, Webster Groves, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1963.
  • Pope Pius XII Library, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, Retrospective: 1945 — 60, 1960.
  • Spanish International Pavilion, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: A Ten-Year Retrospective, Paintings and Drawings, 1959 — 69.
  • Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1955 and 1958.
  • Givens Hall Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1955.
  • St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Paintings and Drawings, 1954.
  • Webster College, Webster Groves, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Drawings, 1953.
  • St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, Edward E. Boccia: Drawings, 1953.
  • Intimate Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, Edward E. Boccia: Drawings, 1946.

 

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SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Salmagundi Club, The Ghost Army of World War II, New York, June 14 — 26, 2015.
  • The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, A Means to Meaning: The Triptych, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012.
  • Kirkwood Area Arts Council, Art at the Station, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011.
  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Maturity and Its Muse, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 2011.
  • The Sheldon Art Galleries, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, Maturity and Its Muse, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010 — 11.
  • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, Works from the Collection, 1999.
  • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, The Suffering Christ in Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010.
  • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009.
  • St. Louis University Museum of Fine Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008.
  • McCaughen and Burr, Ed Boccia and Friends, St. Louis, Missouri, Drawing Exhibition, 2007.
  • City Academy, St. Louis University, Art Dash, St. Louis, Missouri, Art Exhibition, 2007.
  • Atelier A-E, West 22nd Street, New York, New York, 1999.
  • Kodner Gallery, An American Spirit, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998.
  • CMA Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997.
  • Kodner Gallery, Abstract Expressionism of the 20th Century, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998.
  • Broadway Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 1996, 1997.
  • St. Louis Artists Guild, Generations of the Artistic Spirit, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995.
  • Pompeii Gallery Group Show, Media Club, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995.
  • Moak 4 – State Regional Exhibition, Springfield, Missouri, 1993.
  • Gallery of the Masters, Paintings and Drawings from the Morton D. May Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990, 1992.
  • Bell Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1990.
  • Margaret Harwell Art Museum4th Annual Mail in Art Show, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1989.
  • Elliot Smith Gallery, Black White and Red, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989.
  • Elaine Bensen Gallery, Body Conscious, Bridgehampton, New York, 1989.
  • Contract Print Show, Prints by Nationally Known Artists, Bixby Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989.
  • St. Louis Artists Coalition Exhibition, Wit and Humor, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988.
  • Elliot Smith Gallery, Past Highlights and New Directions, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988.
  • Gallery II R.S.V.P., Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984.
  • St. Louis Arts Festival, Thompson Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986.
  • Lammert Building, Art St. Louis II, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986.
  • Globe Democrat Building, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985.
  • St. Louis Artists in St. Louis University Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 1983.
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Metro St. Louis Figurative Exhibition, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1983.
  • Arts and Humanities Center Gallery, Members Exhibition, Riverhead, New York, 1982.
  • Mitchell Gallery, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 1980.
  • Fontbonne College, Found Objects, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980.
  • Bixby Gallery, Washington University, Paper as Art, Art as Paper, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980.
  • ACCA Drawing Show, ACCA Draws the Figure, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980.
  • Italian Cultural Center, Italian-American Artists in the U.S.A., Stone Park, Illinois, 1977.
  • Albrecht Art Museum, Bicentennial Invitational Exhibit, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1976.
  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 1976.
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 1976.
  • United Methodist Church, Kirkwood, Missouri, 1975.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1975.
  • Murphy, Downey, Wofford and Richman, Architects, Art in Architecture, St. Louis, Missouri, 1972.
  • Loretta Hilton Gallery, Draftsmen in Missouri, Webster Groves, Missouri, 1968.
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1967.
  • Painters Gallery, Two Man Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1967.
  • Illinois State Museum, North Mississippi Valley Artists Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois, 1967.
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, 1967.
  • Boatman’s Bank Building, Nine St. Louis Artists, St. Louis, Missouri, 1967.
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 1966.
  • St. Louis Painters Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1965 — 67.
  • Warson Country Club, Ladue, Missouri, 1965.
  • Temple Israel, Old Testament, Ladue, Missouri, 1965.
  • Illinois State Museum, North Mississippi Valley Artists Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois, 1965.
  • Catholic University, Washington D.C., 1965.
  • KMOX, KMOX Presents, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, 1965.
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 1965.
  • Nelson Gallery – Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, 1964 — 65.
  • Metropolitan Church Federation, St. Louis, Missouri, 1964.
  • Keil Auditorium, National Show – Liturgical Week, St. Louis, Missouri, 1964.
  • JCCA, A Selection of Modern Americans from the Morton D. May Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 1964.
  • Artists Equity Association, Illinois State Museum, 1964.
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, 1963 — 64.
  • Norton Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1963 — 64.
  • Illinois State Museum, North Mississippi Valley Artists, Springfield, Illinois, 1963.
  • Norfolk MuseumTwentieth American Drawing Annual, Norfolk, Virginia, 1963.
  • William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963.
  • Hearth and Eagle Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1962 — 63.
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Washington University School of Fine Arts Faculty (1879 — 1962), 1962.
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1962.
  • St. Louis Art Museum, Collectors’ Choice V, St. Louis, Missouri, November 30 — December 9, 1962.
  • Steimberg Hall, Washington University, Washington University Faculty Show, St. Louis, Missouri, 1961 — 1999.
  • Parma Gallery, New York City, New York, 1961 — 62.
  • St. Louis Art Museum, A Galaxy of Treasures, St. Louis, Missouri, 1961.
  • Grand Rapids Art Gallery, American Painting Today, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1961.
  • Peoria Art Center, Peoria, Illinois, 1960.
  • Pius XII Library, St. Louis University, Morton D. May Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 1960.
  • St. Louis Art Museum, Collectors’ Choice IV, St. Louis, Missouri, December 2 — 11, 1960.
  • L’Obelisco Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1958 — 59.
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild (St. Louis Art Museum loan), A Century of Art and Artists in St. Louis, 1958.
  • Nelson Gallery, Collectors’ Market, Kansas City, Missouri, 1958.
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, 1957.
  • Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois, 1957.
  • St. Louis Art Museum, Collectors’ Choice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1957
  • University of Illinois, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Urbana, Illinois, 1957.
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 25th Biennial Exhibition, Washington, D.C., 1957.
  • Kansas State College, Manhattan, Kansas, 1956.
  • Givens Hall Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, 1956.
  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 1956.
  • Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, St. Louis Collects, Memphis, Tennessee, 1956.
  • Martin Schweig Gallery of Modern Art, Group Nine Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1955.
  • Contemporary Art CenterInterior Valley Painting Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1955.
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1955.
  • Este Gallery, 116 East 57th Street, New York, New York, 1955 — 1957.
  • Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1953.
  • Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, 1953.
  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1952, 1956.
  • University of Illinois, 1952, 1957.
  • University of Chicago, 1952.
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Ars Sacra Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951 — 1955.
  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 1952.
  • Group 15 Washington University Faculty Tour Exhibition, Renaissance Gallery, Chicago (Renaissance Society) Touring University of Missouri; University of Illinois,  1952.
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, 1952.
  • St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951 to 1962.
  • William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1951, 1953, 1957. (Now the Nelson-Atkins Museum)
  • St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951 — 57.
  • Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1951.
  • City Art Museum (St. Louis Art Museum), Group 15: Guest Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951 — 1956.
  • City Art Museum (St. Louis Art Museum), Artists’ Equity, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951.
  • Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, 1948 — 51.

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