For more than 35 years Kenneth Capps has created a significant body of work that has gained national recognition. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Capps has lived and worked in Carlsbad, California for over 40 years. In 1973, while still a student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), he was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Storm King Art Center in upstate New York. Storm King is the largest and most regarded outdoor sculpture garden in the United States. His sculpture STRIKE, a work completed 1n 1972, is included in their permanent collection. In 1976 he had his first one-person exhibition in New York City at the O.K. Harris Gallery. Several other exhibitions in New York have followed.

His work has been featured in exhibitions and permanent collections throughout the United States, including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Massachusetts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. In 1984, the Port of San Diego commissioned three of his large-scale works, which are permanently installed in Bayside Park. Capps has received several grants and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Recently, three of his drawings were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for their collection of post-war drawings. In 2004, Capps began establishing a foundation for his work in Warner Springs, California, where he is currently constructing a studio, research center and 40-acre sculpture park.

Education
1973 BA Sculpture, University of California, San Diego, CA
1975 MFA Sculpture, University of California, San Diego, CA

Awards and Commissions
1982 -1983, National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship (Drawing), Washington, D.C.
1984 San Diego Art Commission, San Diego, CA
1986 Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1986 -1987, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (Sculpture), Washington, D.C.
1988 Engelhard Award, ICA, Boston, MA

Sole Exhibitions

1976 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1977 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Mark Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1984 Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA
1985 Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
1987 Saxon/Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Brandstater Gallery, Loma Linda University, Riverside, CA
1988 Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, NY
1992 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, NY
1993 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, NY
1997 California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
1998 Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
1999 Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA.
2001 -2002, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
2003 Art Exchange Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, Carlsbad, CA
2008 Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

Public Collections
1973 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
1976 Alfred Schmela Sculpture Park, Dusseldorf, Germany
1980 Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1984 Port of San Diego, Bayside Park, Chula Vista, CA
1985 Venna, Latham, Watkins Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Sun America Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Terraces, Kaufman and Broad Development, Laguna Beach, CA
1986 Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Hyatt Regency, Garden Grove, CA
1988 Carnation Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1991 Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps Law Firm, San Diego, CA
1997 Alliance Pharmaceutical Corporation, La Jolla, CA
2004 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005 The Irvine Company, San Diego, CA

Group Exhibitions
1973 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY,
Sculpture in the Fields
1973 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA,
The City is for People Sculpture Exhibition
1974 The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA,
Public Sculpture Urban Environment (catalogue), First Annual California Sculpture Exhibition (Purchase Award)
1976 Gallery Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX,
National Drawing and Drawing and Sculpture Invitational (booklet)
1977 Tortue Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
Seven California Sculptors
1978 O.I.A., Wards Island, NY, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
1979 The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT,
The Minimal Tradition (catalogue)
1980 San Diego Museum, San Diego, CA,
Sculpture in California 1975-1980 (catalogue)
1982 Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA,
Public Sculpture, Invitational (catalogue)
1983 Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA,
Continue
1984 College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California Santa Barbara, Constructed Metal (booklet)
1984 Foundation Art in Public Spaces, Del Mar, CA, Sculpture 4
1984 Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA, Group Show
1984 Jewish Community Center, San Diego, CA,
Confronting Images
1985 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, A San Diego Exhibition (catelogue)
1985 Saxon/Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Wall Forms
1986 Fuller/Golden Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
Synthesis
1986 Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Sculpture Arenas (catalogue)
1986 Museum of Seasonal Change, San Diego, CA, Liquid/Solid Project
1986 Saxon/Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
From the Back Room
1986 DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA,
New Additions Outdoors (catalogue)
1986 Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA,
The Biennial
1988 Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Manhattan Beach Public Arts, Manhattan Beach, CA,
Arts in Public Places (booklet)
1989 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA,
Lannon Acquisitions
1990 San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA,
Metaphor of Function
1991 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA Museum of Contemporary Art Collection of San Diego Artists
1994 Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA, The Box Show
1994 Vera Engelhorn Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA,
Common Ground
1996 Sotheby’s New York, NY,
Masks, a fundraiser for retarded children (catalogue)
1997 Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA,
Unbuilt Southern California
1997 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA,
EARART
1998 Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA,
West Coast Painting and Sculpture
1999 Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ,
New Addititons Outdoors (catalogue)
2000 Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah United Arab Emirates, International Post Card Invitational
2000 Art & Cultural Center, Fallbrook, CA, Interpretations of Flight
2002 Werner Kramarsky Gallery, New York, NY,
Ad Infinitum (drawing show)
2006 The Elpaseo Invitational, Palm Desert, CA
2007 Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA,
Four San Diego Sculptors
2009 Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA,
Homing In, 50 San Diego Artists
2009 Cardwell/Jimmerson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
Drawings (broadly defined)
2009 CCA Museum, Escondido, CA,
Quint, Three Decades of Contemporary Art
2009 Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA,
Le Petit Object, two wall cut-out drawings
2010 Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA,
Double Up, Double Up
2010 Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA, Outside The Lines The Drawing in Contemporary Art


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Art Publications
"Sculpture at Storm King," Abbeville Press, Inc., ISBN # 08959-083-6, Preface by: J. Carter Brown, Photography by: David Finn, 1980.
"First Annual Sculptor Exhibition,"
California State University, Northridge, By: Peter Plagens, 1974
"Public Sculpture Urban Environment,"
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Card Catalogue #74-18950, 1974.
"Park Guide,"
DE Cordava Museum and Aculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 1976.
"The Minimal Tradition,"
The Aldrich Museum of Contemport Art, Ridgefield, CN, By: Dorthy May Hall, 1979.
"Sculpture in California 1975-1980,"
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA ISBN # 0-937108-00-6, By: Richard Armstrong, 1980.
"Brookhouse Sculpture Invitational,"
Kaiser Center, Oakland, California, By: Victor Fischer, 1983.
"Forty-Two Emerging Artists,"
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, By: Linda Forsha and Hugh Davies, 1985.
"Sculpture Arenas,"
Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, By: Michael McManus, 1987.
"San Diego Artist,"
Arta Publishing, Inc., PO Box 575, Encinitas, CA, ISBN # 0-936725-02-8, By: Robert Perine and I Andrea and Bram Dijkstra, 1988.
"A Guide to the Sculpture Parks and Gardens of America,"
Michael Kesend Publishing, NY, NY, By: Jane McCarthy and Laurily Epstein, 1996.
"Masks Exhibition,"
Friends of Akim USA, Association for Retarded Children, Southeby's Public Auction, NY, NY, 1996.
"Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue,"
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, By: Brooke Barrie, 1999.
"The Contemporary Blacksmith,"
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., ISBN # 07643-1106-9, By: Donna Z. Meilach, 2000.
"Direct Metal Sculpture,"
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., ISBN # 07643-1254, By: Donna Z. Meilach, 2001.
"Iron Work Today: Inside and Out,"
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., ISBN # 07643-2390-3, By: Donna Z. Meilach, 2006.
"Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region,"
Temple University Press, By: Rob Cardillo and Adam Levine, 2007.
"Kenneth Capps: Metered,"
Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, By: Karen McQuire and David Lewinson, 2008.
"Who's Who in American Art," Edition 2011.
"Public Art in Duesseldorf", By: Wolfgang Funken, Scheduled for publication in early 2011.
“2011 Stars of San Diego”,
San Diego Home/Garden Magazine, By: Phylis Van Doran, January 2011.