Vija Celmins is born in Riga, Latvia.
Vija Celmins moves to Indianapolis.
Vija Celmins receives her BFA from the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.
Vija Celmins moves to Los Angeles.
Vija Celmins reads Beat poets like Michael McClure, a friend of Bruce Conner.
Vija Celmins receives her MFA from UCLA.
Vija Celmins has solo exhibitions at the Mizuno Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard.
Vija Celmins begins a printmaking practice in earnest at the Tamarind Art Institute and is invited to work there.
Allen Ruppersberg proposes Al’s Grand Hotel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition 24 Young Los Angeles Artists, which also includes Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, and William Wegman.
Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, Allen Ruppersberg, and William Wegman participate in 24 Young Los Angeles Artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, and Vija Celmins are included in a group show at the Mizuno Gallery.
The Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, celebrates 50 years with two exhibitions that feature works by artists including Garo Antreasian, Vija Celmins, Roy De Forest, Ed Ruscha, and June Wayne.
Billy Al Bengston Garo Antreasian Larry Bell Bruce Conner Robert Cumming Roy De Forest Allen Ruppersberg Ed Ruscha June Wayne William Wegman Albuquerque Art Institute of Chicago California Herron Indiana LACMA La Cienega Los Angeles Michigan Mizuno Gallery New Mexico Tamarind UCLA Al’s Grand Hotel
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Nov 17, 2018–Jan 27, 2019