Born 1932 in Kansas.
EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS (selection)
/ 'Best Leg Forward', Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London
/ ‘Wendell Castle in the 21st Century’, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City.
/ ‘Wendell Castle. Rockin’, Barry Friedman, Ltd. New York.
/ Pavilion of Art & Design, London.
/ Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
/ ‘Wendell Castle. New Work’, Barry Friedman, Ltd. New York.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: About Time’ Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence.
/ ‘Wendell Castle’, Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery, London.
/ ‘Wendell Castle in Rochester’, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: What Pluck!’, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Auto Plastic’, R20th Century, New York.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Seeing in the Dark’, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia.
/ ‘Wendell Castle’, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester.
/ ‘Furniture by Wendell Castle’, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids.
/ ‘One Man Exhibit’, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah.
/ ‘Works by Wendell Castle’, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach.
/ ‘Art Furniture by Wendell Castle’, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando.
/ ‘One-Man Exhibit’, Chang Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Cabinets 1985 – 1995. A Retrospective Exhibition’, Peter JosephGallery, New York.
/ ‘Ambiguous Objecthood: New Furniture and Drawings by Wendell Castle’, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Coming to Grips’, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Environmental Works’, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York .
/ ‘Wendell Castle: Select Early Works (1971-75)’, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York.
/ ‘Angel Chairs: New Work by Wendell Castle’, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: New Work’, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia.
/ ‘Wendell Castle: A Decade 1977-1987’, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York.
/ ‘Time and Defiance of Gravity: Recent Works by Wendell Castle’, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst.
/ ‘Wendell Castle. Works in Plastic’, 1968-1970, 20th Century Gallery,Toronto.
/ ‘Furniture As Art II’, Fendrick Gallery, Washington.
/ ‘The Furniture of Wendell Castle’, University of Kansas, Lawrence. State University of New York, Cortland.
/ ‘Inaugural Show’, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth.
AWARDS AND COMMSISSIONS (selection)
/ Lifetime Achievement Award, Brooklyn Museum of Art.
/ Outstanding Achievement Award, The National Association of Schools of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA.
/ Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, Manhattan, KS.
/ Master of the Medium, The James Renwick Alliance of The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
/ Visionaries of the American Craft Movement, American Craft Museum.
/ Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts.
/ Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, Sculptor/Designer, Maryland Institute of Art.
/ National Endowment for the Arts Grant(s), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.
/ Barry Friedman, ‘Wendell Castle, Rockin’, Barry Friedman Ltd. And Friedman Benda LLC, 2010.
/ Miller, Judith, ‘Chairs’, London: Conran Octopus Ltd, 2009.
/ Albrecht, Donald, ‘Auto Plastic: Wendell Castle’, New York: R20th Century, 2005.
/ Fiell, Charlotte and Peter, ‘Design and the 20th Century’, Germany: Taschen, 1999.
/ Busch, Akiko and Paul J. Smith, ‘Objects for Use: Handmade by Design’, New York: Harry H. Abrams, Inc., 2001.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Art Museum Project, Dearborn. High Museum, Atlanta. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati. Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine. Design Museum Ghent, Ghent. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. Everson Museum, Syracuse. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga. Ithaca College Art Museum, Ithaca. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Lannan Foundation Collection, Los Angeles. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan. Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis. Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte. Mobile Museum of Fine Arts, Mobile. Museum of Art, St. Louis. The Museum of Art and Design, New York. Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nordenfieldske Kunstindustrimiseet, Oslo. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Racine Art Museum, Racine. Renwick Gallery, The National Museum of American Art, Washington. Rochester Institute of Technology, Bevier Gallery. Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. University of New Hampshire Art Museum, Durham. University of Utah Art Gallery, Salt Lake City. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Wichita Art Museum, Wichita. The White House, Washington.