MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, CA

Oakland Museum of California; Oakland, CA

Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; San Francisco, CA

Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn, NY

Albright Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute; Pittsburgh, PA

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI

New York Public Library, Print Collection; New York, NY

Chicago Art Institute; Chicago, IL

Library of Congress; Washington, D.C.

Delaware Art Museum; Wilmington, DE

Denver Art Museum; Denver, CO

Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Santa Barbara, CA

Detroit Art Institute; Detroit, MI

Stanford University Museum of Art; Stanford, CA

University Art Museum, Rutgers University; New Jersey, NJ

De Cordova Museum; Lincoln, MA

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

Boise Art Museum; Boise, ID

University Art Museum; U.C. Berkeley; Berkeley, CA

Arkansas Art Center; Little Rock, Arkansas

Hearst Art Gallery; Saint Mary’s College; Moraga, CA

 

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2017    CITY ARTS GALLERY, City College of San Francisco, CA

2013    OCEANA ART GALERY, Pacifica, CA

2012    SFMOMA ARTIST GALLERY, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

2011    OLIVER HYDE ARTGALLERY, Freemont, CA

2004     DISTRICT ARTS GALLERY, Birmingham, MI

2001     33 GOUGH STREET SHOWCASE, San Francisco, CA

2000     POWELL STREET GALLERY, San Francisco, Ca

1999    CITY ARTS GALLERY, City College of San Francisco, CA

1999     SANCHEZ ART CENTER; Pacifica, CA

1997     FOG CITY JAVA; Pacifica, CA   (funded by grant from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation)

1997     SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, San Mateo, CA

1996     ERIKSEN GALLERY, Half Moon Bay, CA

1994     ART FORMS UNLIMITED;  Pacifica, CA

1993     HORVATH  GALLERY;  Sacramento,  CA

1992     CUDAHY’S   GALLERY;  New York,  NY

1991     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San Francisco,  CA

1988     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San Francisco,  C

1987     CONCEPT  ART  GALLERY;  Pittsburgh,  PA

1986     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San Francisco,  CA

1984     DUBINS  GALLERY;  Los Angeles,  CA

1983     GRAPHICS  1  and  GRAPHICS  2;  Boston,  MA

1983     JOHN  BERGGRUEN   GALLERY;  San Francisco,  CA

1982     MUSEUM  OF  ART,  CARNEGIE  INSTITUTE;  Pittsburgh,  PA

1981     GELTER  /  PALL;  New York,  NY

1980     GRAPHICS  1  and  GRAPHICS  2;  Boston,  MA

1980     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San Francisco,  CA

1980     RICHMOND  ART  CENTER;  Richmond,  CA

1979     SAN  JOSE  MUSEUM  OF  ART;  San Jose,  CA

1978     VAN  STRAATEN  GALLERY;  Chicago,  IL

1978     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San  Francisco,  CA

1977     GALERIE  JURKA;  Amsterdam, NL

1976     ACHENBACH  FOUNDATION  FOR  THE  GRAPHIC  ARTS,  CALIFORNIA  PALACE

              OF  THE  LEGION  OF  HONOR;  San Francisco,  CA

1975     CONTEMPORARY  GRAPHICS  CENTER,  SANTA  BARBARA  MUSEUM OF  ART; CA

1975     NANCY  HOFFMAN  GALLERY;  New York,  NY

1974     JOHN  BERGGRUEN  GALLERY;  San Francisco,  CA   

1973     GUMP’S GALLERY;  San Francisco, CA

1972     REISINGER GALLERIES;  San Francisco, CA

1972     ALMOND ROD GALLERY;  San Francisco, CA

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 2011

Open Road (3 person exhibition) Oliver Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

Annual Faculty Shows 2010; City Arts Gallery, C.C.S.F.; San Francisco, CA

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 2010

CCA Alumni Exhibition; Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

Annual Faculty Shows 2010; City Arts Gallery, C.C.S.F.; San Francisco, CA

Ralph Borge  A Symbolic Realist and His Circle, Hearst Art Gallery, S.M.C., Moraga, CA

American Art and Culture: Past and Present, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 2000-2009

Annual Faculty Shows 2000-2009; City Arts Gallery, C.C.S.F.; San Francisco, CA

Comix/Cartoons Show; Rosenberg Library, C.C.S.F.; San Francisco, CA

Creative Roots; Rosenberg Library, C.C.S.F.; San Francisco, CA

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 1999

Watercolor: City Arts Gallery; City College of San Francisco; San  Francisco, California

Spirit of the Coast; Impact Zone Productions; Cotanoa Lodge; Pescadero, California

Millennium: City Arts Gallery; City College of San Francisco; San  Francisco, California

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 1998

10: San Francisco State University Art Alumni; Sanchez Art Center Gallery; Pacifica, California

 

AWARDS and HONORS

32 Purchase Awards from competitive exhibitions of prints, drawings, and paintings—including $5,000 award for purchase of a canvas by the San Francisco International Airport

 

Full size Billboard shown in various Bay Area locations depicting my art work — part of a 1981    promotion for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

Poster Commissions (design & illustration) 1984: 38th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival

1994: Pacific Coast Fog Festival, Pacifica CA

 

Television Programs (about James Torlakson and his art work)

            1977: KQED, San Francisco  

            1986: Channel 8, Pacifica CA

            1994: Channel 8, Pacifica CA

            2002: PCTI, Pacifica, CA

 

Structures: Buildings in American Art 1900 - 1997; John Berggruen Gallery; San Francisco, California

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 1996

Art From The Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Kalamazoo,

Michigan

Art From The Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars: Hudson River Museum; Yonkers, New York

Seventh Annual - All Creatures Great and Small: John Natsoulas Gallery; Davis, California

Surf’s Up: Bolinas Museum; Bolinas, California

 

EXHIBITION RECORD 1995

Art From The Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars:  Boise Art Museum; Boise, Idaho

Art From The Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars: Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois State

University: Charleston, Illinois

Faculty Exhibition:  Skyline College; San Bruno, California

Henrik Ibsen Park (private three person exhibition): Kings Mountain; Woodside, California

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1994

Group Exhibition:  Magidson Gallery;  New York  NY

Group Exhibition:  Art Forms Unlimited;  Pacifica  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1993

American Paintings:  Museum of Our National Heritage;  Lexington  MA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1992

New Horizons in American Realism: Knoxville Museum of Art;  Knoxville  TN

Local Landscape:  PacTel Corporation;  Walnut Creek  CA

Oakland:  Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery;  Oakland  CA

Artists of  Skyline College: Peninsula Art Association;  Belmont CA

Summer Show:  Cudahy’s Fine Art Gallery;  New York  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1991

New Horizons in American Realism:  Flint Institute of Arts;  Flint , Michigan  and  Philharmonic

Center for the Arts;  Naples, Florida

Selections from the Permanent Collection:  Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts,  California

Palace of the Legion of Honor;  San Francisco  CA

Large Scale Works on Paper:  John Berggruen Gallery; San Francisco  CA

Summer Show:  Cudahy’s Fine Art Gallery;  New York  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1990

Group Show:  Cudahy’s Fine Art Gallery;  New York  NY

Contemporary Realist Painting:  Perception and Experience:  Oliver Art Center,  California College of Arts and Crafts;  Oakland  CA

Concord Collectors:  Walnut Creek Art Center;  Walnut Creek  CA

College of  San Mateo Faculty Art Exhibition:  San Mateo County Arts Council;  San Mateo  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1989

Collector’s Choice - Contemporary Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of  Ron and Cherie Petersen:  Pence Gallery;  Davis  CA

Capitol a’la cARTe  (food images):  State Capitol Building  (presented by Natsoulas / Novelozo Gallery); Sacramento  CA

Faculty Art Exhibition:  Skyline College;  San Bruno  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1988

Waterworks  (three artists):  Sierra Nevada Museum of Art;  Reno, Nevada

Torlakson Watercolors and Prints:  Natsoulas / Novelozo Gallery;  Davis  CA

Torlakson Prints:  Wenniger Graphics;  Boston  MA

Billboards:  Littlejohn - Smith Gallery;  New York  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1987

Realism:  Art Museum of Santa Cruz County;  Santa Cruz  CA

Drawings By Contemporary Masters:  Himovitz - Jensen Gallery;  Sacramento  CA

Two Realists:  Concept Art Gallery;  Pittsburgh  PA

31st National Print Exhibition:  Hunterdon Art Center;  Clinton  NJ

Parkside National Small Print Exhibition:  Communication Arts Gallery;  Kenosha  WI

Mainstream America:  The Collection of Phil Desind:  The Butler Institute of American ART;

Youngstown  OH

Prints In Motion:  Associated American Artists;  New York  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1986

James Torlakson,  Watercolors and Graphics:  Bechtel International Center,  Stanford University;

Palo Alto  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1985

The 20th Century:  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;  San Francisco  CA

American Realism:  Twentieth - Century Drawings and Watercolors:  San Francisco Museum of

Modern Art;  San Francisco  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1984

Recent Acquisitions:  Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts,  California Palace of the Legion of Honor;  San Francisco  CA

The Twenty - Third National Print Exhibition:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1983

Gene Baro Collects:  The Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn  NY

West Coast Realism:  Laguna Beach Museum of Art;  Laguna Beach  CA

The American Artist as Printmaker,  23rd National Print Exhibition:  The Brooklyn Museum; 

Brooklyn  NY

Contemporary American Realism, since 1960:  Chicago Art Institute;  Chicago  IL

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1982

Contemporary American Realism, since 1960:  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts;  Philadelphia  PA and The Oakland Museum;  Oakland  CA

Perspectives on Contemporary American Realism;  Works of Art on Paper from the Collection of 

Jalane and Richard Davidson:  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts;  Philadelphia  PA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1981

Twenty - Second National Print Exhibition:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

100 New Acquisitions:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

Recent Acquisitions in Prints and Drawings:  Rhode Island School of Design;  Providence  RI

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1980

Realism:  Civics Arts Gallery;  Walnut Creek  CA

The Light Is Different In California:  Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery;  New York  NY

American Drawings In Black and White:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1979

Recent Acquisitions:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

Recent Acquisitions:  Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts,  California Palace of the Legion of Honor;  San Francisco  CA

Recent Acquisitions:  The Oakland Museum;  Oakland  CA

VX International Soa Paulo Biennial,  courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum and the International Communications Agency; Washington D. C.  This exhibition traveled throughout Latin America.

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1978

Eight West Coast Printmakers:  The Brooklyn Museum;  Brooklyn  NY

Leading Realists and Current Abstract Art:  Madison Gallery;  Madison  NJ

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1977

Prints of the 1970’s:  Museum of Fine Arts;  Boston  MA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1976

20th Annual Brooklyn Museum Print Exhibition:  The Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn  NY

Contemporary Images in Watercolors:  Akron Art Institute;  Akron  OH

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1975

Permanent Collection:  Recent Graphic Acquisitions:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;

San Francisco  CA

Photography and Hyper-Realism:  M. Knoedler & Company;  New York  NY

Realist Painting in California:  John Berggruen Gallery;  San Francisco  CA

California Graphics Exhibition:  Three Dimensions Gallery;  Berkeley CA and Printmakers Council

of Great Britain;  London,  England

Hyper-Realism:  Liliane Francois Galerie;  Paris,  France

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1974

Selections in Contemporary Realism:  Akron Art Institute;  Akron  OH

Fourth British International Print Biennial:  Bradford Art Galleries and Museums;  Yorkshire, 

England

Works on Paper:  Virginia Museum of Art;  VA

Variations on the Camera’s Eye:  Smithsonian Institute;  Washington D.C. and Occidental College; CA;  Traveling Exhibition - South America

Three Printmakers Who Work From Watercolors:  The Oakland Museum;  Oakland  CA

 

EXHIBITION  RECORD  1973

Young Talent:  John Berggruen Gallery;  San Francisco  CA

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