Barry Le Va (b. 1941, Long Beach, California; d. 2021) has been included in numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including his solo debut at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, as well as landmark exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; documenta 5, 6, and 7, Kassel, Germany; and the Whitney Annual and Biennial, New York; among others. Le Va has also been included in major survey exhibitions at the New Museum, New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (curated by Ingrid Schaffner); and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal. Recent group exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York; Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT; and the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; among others. Le Va was the subject of a recent scholarly book by Michael Maizels entitled Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath, published by the University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Le Va’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; mumok, Vienna; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.