William A. Berry         EXHIBITION HISTORY

Self Portrait with Lamp              
Graphite and white pencil on brown paper  24"x19"  1988


Solo exhibition (invitational), Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, May 2-25, 1988.

Solo exhibition, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, July 5-August 3, 1988.

Ego Amigo, a national juried show of artists' self-portraits, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona, September 9-October 1, 1988.  Jurors: Ann Coe and Joe Segura.

Drawings of the Human Head, an national invitational exhibition, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, October 30-November 16, 1989.

For the show catalogue Berry summed up his ideas about portraiture in the following statement written with his usual humor and play on words:

“I share Dag Hammarskdjold's belief that people have more in common than they have differences. The same may be said of the human head. The uniqueness of an individual's appearance has meaning in large measure thanks to a shared humanity. Drawing only the distinctive aspect of the head leads to caricature; while drawing the universal features alone tends toward formal generality.

Neither of these is my objective. Instead I wish to explore the appearance of what is unique within the context of the marvelous structure common to all of us. This may seem a lofty, even unattainable goal, but at least I feel 'headed' in the right direction.”

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, February 25-March 16, 1990.

Drawn to Art: Colored Pencils on Paper, 32 Drawings by William A. Berry, sponsored by Mid America Arts Alliance and Exhibits USA in partner-ship with the National Endowment for the Arts:
            •Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska, September 1-22, 1990
            •State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri, October 3-24, 1990
            •Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, November 4-25, 1990
            •Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska, December 2-13, 1990
            •Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, January 1-22, 1991
            •Highland Community College, Highland, Kansas, February 1-22, 1991
            •Bartlesville Museum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, March 5-26, 1991
            •Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, Texas, April 6-27, 1991
            •Missouri State Museum Capitol Building, Jefferson City, Missouri, May 8-29, 1991
            •Dodge City Area Arts Council, Dodge City, Kansas, June 9-July 10, 1991
            •Grundy County Friends of Art, Laredo, Missouri, July 20-Aug. 21, 1991          
            •Steven's Art Gallery, Harding Univ, Searcy, Arkansas,  Sept. 1-22, 1991
            •Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October, 3-24, l991
            •Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri November 4-November 25, l99l
            •Chillicothe Fine Arts Council, Chillicothe, MO. Jan. l-Jan. 22, l992
            •Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri, February l-February 22, l992
            •McAllen International Museum, Mc Allen, Texas, March 5-29, 1992
            •University of Arkansas, June 9-July l0, l992
            •Center for the Cultural Arts, Gasden, Alabama, October l-22, l992
            •West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, West Bend,Wis., November 1992
            •Bloomingdale Park, Bloomingdale, Ill, Dec 15, 1992-Feb. 21, 1993
            •Cleburne County Arts Council Heber Springs, Arkansas, May, 1993
            •Port Arthur Public Library, Port Arthur, Texas, July, 1993

Solo Exhibition, Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, October 2-November 4, 1993.

William A. Berry, Drawings, Northern Iowa State University (solo invitational exhibition), August 26 - September 19, 1997.  35 drawings.  

Solo Exhibition, Retrospective, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, January 11 - 29, 1999.

Lifetime Achievement Showcase Professors of Art Emeriti Part I, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Uiversity of Missouri-Coumbia, June 2-July 10, 2008.


Catalogue, Drawings of the Human Head, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, October-November 1989, pp. 6-7.

Reproduced in Mendelowitz and Wakeham, Duane.  A Guide to Drawing, 5th edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1992.

Illuminations, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999.