Alan Rath

Birdcage

Birdcage

1985
14 x 14 x 9 inches
Cage, aluminum, custom electronics, mechanical components, light sensor, CRT.
Voyeur

Voyeur

1986
62 x 40 x 60 inches
Aluminum, acrylic, steel, custom electronics, CRTs.
Waiting

Waiting

1989
18 x 26 x 26 inches
Aluminum, acrylic, custom electronics, CRT.
Hound

Hound

1990
18 x 76 x 26 inches
Wood, steel, aluminum, custom electronics, cathode‑ray tubes.
Vanity

Vanity

1992
approx. 50 x 50 x 30 inches
Wood, aluminum, mirror, custom electronics, CRT.
Swan

Swan

1994
18 x 8 x 12 inches
Wood, Teflon, custom electronics, motors, CRT.
Togetherness II

Togetherness II

1995
approx. 56 x 46 x 16 inches
Steel, aluminum, wood, custom electronics, CRTs.
Thumper II

Thumper II

1996
31 x 19 x 21 inches
Aluminum, plastic, steel, custom electronics, speakers.
Info Glut II

Info Glut II

1997
50 x 50 x 18 inches
Aluminum, acrylic, custom electronics, CRTs.
Framed Monocle

Framed Monocle

2005
27 x 21 x 3 inches
Custom electronics, phenolic, PVC, polypropylene, G‑10, acrylic, LCD.
Framed Running Man III

Framed Running Man III

2005
27 x 21 x 3 inches
Wood, acrylic, G‑10, polypropylene, PVC, custom electronics, aluminum, LCD.
Hexed Running Man III

Hexed Running Man III

2005
27 x 21 x 3 inches
Wood, acrylic, G‑10, polypropylene, PVC, custom electronics, aluminum, LCD.
Mini Watcher

Mini Watcher

2005
10 x 9 x 8 inches
Wood, PVC, custom electronics, aluminum, glass, LCDs.
Neo Watcher IX

Neo Watcher IX

2005
43 x 21 x 9 inches
Aluminum, stainless steel, custom electronics, PVC, polyethylene, rubber, LCDs.
Next Little Running Man V

Next Little Running Man V

2005
14 x 10 x 10 inches
Delrin, glass, aluminum, Garolite, custom electronics, LCD.
Watcher V

Watcher V

2005
25 x 44 x 3 inches
Wood, polypropylene, PVC, G‑10, glass, custom electronics, LCDs.
Brand New Little Running Man III

Brand New Little Running Man III

2006
12 x 9 x 8 inches
Glass, aluminum, Garolite, wood, rubber, G‑10, custom electronics, LCD.
Four Eyes

Four Eyes

2006
68 x 63 x 3 inches
Wood, Acrylic, PVC, polypropylene, custom electronics, LCDs.
High Altitude Running Man

High Altitude Running Man

2006
64 x 16 x 16 inches
Wood, fiberglass, rubber, Nylon, PVC, custom electronics, aluminum, glass, LCD.
Optical Cylinder II

Optical Cylinder II

2006
24 x 15 x 15 inches
Acrylic, aluminum, polypropylene, Delrin, custom electronics, CRT.
Oral Fixation 2

Oral Fixation 2

2006
62 x 26 x 15 inches
Aluminum, steel, polyethylene, custom electronics, LCD.
Eyeris V

Eyeris V

2007
91 x 72 x 32 inches
Aluminum, PVC, rubber, polyethylene, G‑10, Delrin, wood, custom electronics, LCDs.
Monocle III

Monocle III

2007
56 x 32 x 29 inches
Fiberglass, PVC, rubber, polypropylene, Delrin, G‑10, steel, custom electronics, LCD.
Multi Running Man II

Multi Running Man II

2007
27 x 21 x 3 inches
Wood, PVC, polypropylene, G‑10, glass, custom electronics, LCD.
Oculi I

Oculi I

2007
27 x 39 x 22 inches
Polypropylene, aluminum, rubber, PVC, polyethylene, custom electronics, LCDs.
Optical Cylinder III

Optical Cylinder III

2007
30 x 16 x 16 inches
Acrylic, aluminum, stainless steel, G‑10, Delrin, custom electronics, CRT.
Voyeur III

Voyeur III

2007
79 x 44 x 51 inches
Fiberglass, aluminum, G‑10, Delrin, custom electronics, LCDs.
Roto I

Roto I

2008
127 x 58 x 8 inches
Aluminum, PVC, polyethylene, custom electronics, motors, feathers.
Optical Cylinder IV

Optical Cylinder IV

2008
65 x 24 x 22 inches
Acrylic, aluminum, polypropylene, G‑10, custom electronics, CRT.
Running Man on Chinese Stand

Running Man on Chinese Stand

2008
14 x 8 x 8 inches
Wood, PVC, polypropylene, glass, custom electronics, LCD.
Running Man on Chinese Stand
Whippoorwill

Whippoorwill

2008
34 x 13 x 13 inches
Wood, plastics, custom electronics, feather.
Flying Eyeballs

Flying Eyeballs

2009
13 x 32 x 45 inches
Aluminum, fiberglass, G‑10, PVC, ABS, custom electronics, CRTs.
Scanner VII

Scanner VII

2009
19 x 10 x 19 inches
Aluminum, Delrin, custom electronics, CRT.
Waiting IV

Waiting IV

2009
16 x 52 x 15 inches
Aluminum, PVC, ABS, custom electronics, CRT.
Advanced Little Running Man IV

Advanced Little Running Man IV

2010
17 x 8 x 8 inches
Nylon, aluminum, glass, rubber, custom electronics, LCD.
Handfull

Handfull

2010
80 x 25 x 48 inches
Fiberglass, steel, aluminum, custom electronics, LCDs.
Handfull
6 O'Clock

6 O'Clock

2011
60 x 39 x 22 inches
Aluminum, FR‑4, PVC, custom electronics, LCDs.
Watcher VIII

Watcher VIII

2011
53 x 38 x 17 inches
Aluminum, FR‑4, polyethylene, custom electronics, LCDs.
Read My Lips

Read My Lips

2012
31 x 13 x 11 inches
Aluminum, FR‑4, Delrin, custom electronics, LCD.
Yes, Yes, Yes!

Yes, Yes, Yes!

2012
126 x 120 x 120 inches
Aluminum, rubber, steel, fiberglass, FR‑4, custom electronics, motors, feathers.
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Always

Always

2014
112 x 39 x 64 inches
Aluminum, acetal, FR‑4, motors, feathers, custom electronics.
Always

Biography

Well known as a pioneer in electronic, kinetic, and robotic sculpture, Alan Rath has produced an ever-evolving body of work since the early 1980s. Rath was born in 1959 and has been fascinated with machinery from an early age. He cites important childhood influences that include NASA, Robert Moog, and Jimi Hendrix. Although largely self-taught in electronics and art, Rath received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

All of Rath's sculptures utilize custom electronics designed and fabricated by the artist. He also writes the software that animate his sculptures, preferring programs that avoid repetition and instead lead to steadily unfolding performances. Many of his sculptures modify their behavior over long spans of time, some taking years or even decades to exhibit new imagery. His work is admired for being finely crafted and frequently charged with subtle humor.

Rath participated in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and his work has been exhibited worldwide. His sculptures are held in numerous public collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hara Museum (Tokyo).

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
  • Fellowships
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Selected Public Collections
  • Selected Bibliography

Education

1982

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Fellowships

1994

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY

1993

Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1988

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006

di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

2005

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2004

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2003

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002

Track16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)

2001

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1999

Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (brochure) traveled to: Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Dorfman Projects, New York, NY

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (catalogue) (traveling)

1996

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA (brochure)

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (brochure)

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA (brochure)

1994

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (brochure)

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (brochure)

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1993

Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (brochure)

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1992

Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany (brochure)

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)

1991

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (brochure, video tape) traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (1992) Center for the Fine Art, Miami, FL (1992) The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (1992)

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1990

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1989

Katia Lacoste Gallery, San Jose, CA

1988

New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1987

ProArts, Oakland, CA

Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

1986

Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA

WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA

1982

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA The Avant-Garde Collection

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA Holding It Together: Collage, Montage, Assemblage

2013

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS Vital Signs

2012

Fine Art Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA SmARTspace

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA Look Both Ways

Turner Carrol Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Blink

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Thanks

2011

The Museum, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada RAM | Rethinking Art and Machine

di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA Looking At Me Looking At You

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY Sight Unseen

2010

MCASD, LaJolla, CA Pleasure Point: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Collecting

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Works from the Gallery Collection

2009

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Shanghai International Gallery Exhibition of Media Art

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY Textual Landscapes: Real and Imagined

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA The Moving Image

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art

Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon

Solway-Jones, Los Angeles, CA Editions

2008

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon

Solway-Jones, Los Angeles, CA Cycling Apparati

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Material Terrain

Solway-Jones, Los Angeles, CA Hands

2007

Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway Nature (of Man)

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Paik, Rath, Ezawa: The Temporal Moving Image

Solway-Jones, Los Angeles, CA Sound and Motion

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Collections

UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Measure of Time

2006

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA Complicit!

Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI To Be, Or Not To Be, 400 Years of Vanitas Paintings

Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Five Stories High

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Director's Choice

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 3D An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture

Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN A History and Future of Intermedia Art

2005

Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, CA Transfixed: New Media & The Body

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Ad Infinitum: The Aesthetics of Repetition II

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY Summer Exhibition

2004

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA The Not So Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture traveled to: Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

2003

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY (brochure) Art Apparatus

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalogue) Not-So-Still-Life traveled to: Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue) Corporeal Identity – Body Language traveled to: Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland Hess Collection - Hang zum Dissens

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Video+

Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA The Greatest Album Covers that Never Were

2002

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, WI Organic / Mechanic

Peter & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Materials & Meaning

Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA Visual Alchemy

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA High Tech / Low Tech Hybrids

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2001

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (catalogue) The Gravity of the Immaterial traveled to: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

Bienal de Valencia, Valencia, Spain (catalogue) Body and Sin

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Mail Art Exchange

Susan Inglett, New York, NY Now Playing: Audio in Art

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (catalogue) Chain Reaction traveled to: Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Gallery 2211, Los Angeles, CA Inaugural Exhibition

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Multiple Personalities

Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (catalogue) Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More traveled to: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen WI Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

2000

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue) Made in California, Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue) S.O.S.: Scenes of Sounds

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA A Lasting Legacy

1999

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (catalogue) Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection traveled to: Museo de las Artes and Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico Museo Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Museo Universitario Contemporaneo de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico Auditorio de Galicia and Inglesia San Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Sala Amos Salvador, Logrono, Spain

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Ghost in the Shell

Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Digital Dialogues

The Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA The Sight of Sound

1998

Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria Crossings: Art to See and Hear

Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH (catalogue) Body Mechanique

1997

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (catalogue) Finders/Keepers

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA Alternating Currents: American Art in the Age of Technology

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Digital Decisions

The Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA About Face

1996

La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (catalogue) Art Medial

Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland Metamachines-Where is the Body

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE A Chaos of Delight

Fotouhi Kramer Gallery, New York, NY The Box Exhibition

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Matters Of The Heart

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT Landscape Reclaimed

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA A Selection of Classics

1995

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Recent Acquisitions

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD Project: Exhibit

Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA (catalogue) Veered Science

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA Framing Exposure

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue) Inside Out

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (catalogue) The Artful Message: Contemporary Video

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (catalogue) In Vivo

Capp St. Project, San Francisco, CA (traveling) Old Glory

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Cristi, TX (catalogue) (traveling) Between Reality and Abstraction: California Art at the End of the Century

Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA LA International Biennial Invitational

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, CA Machine

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue) (traveling) It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemp Art

Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS View / Review

Art Miami, Miami, FL Art on the Eve of the Millennium

1994

Spiral Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue) (traveling) Of the Human Condition: Hope and Despair at the End of the Century

MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA 25 Years of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (catalogue) Synesthesia: Sound and Vision in Contemporary Art

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Issues of Image

Table, Lamp, & Chair, Portland, OR

1993

Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany (catalogue) Akademie '93

International Center of Photography, New York, NY (catalogue) (traveling) Iterations

Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL Things That Go Bump in the Night

Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA Science Fair

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY Toward A New Vision

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA Body Parts

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue) The Figure as Fiction

Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh PA Art in the Age of Information

1992

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy (catalogue) Poliset

International Center of Photography, New York, NY (catalogue) (traveling) Special Collections

Alvar Alto Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland (catalogue) Lumo '92: Space in Picture, Picture in Space

Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY The Interactive Show

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Alan Rath, Larry Johnson, Laurie Simmons

The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

1991

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue) 1991 Biennial Exhibition

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO Visions / Revisions

Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY Breathing Room

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue) Mechanika

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

1990

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (brochure) Bay Area Media

Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Siegburg, Germany Lichtkunst und Klangobjekte

Cite des Arts et des Nouvelles Technologies, Montreal, Canada (catalogue) Image du Futur, '90

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA Oakland Artists, '90

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue) P.U.L.S.E. 2

Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH Wired: Art That Moves

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA Contemporary Collectors

1989

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue) Self / Evidence

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (catalogue) Im Netz der Systeme

Visiona, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue)

Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA Matter, Anti-matter: Defects in the Model

Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Sculpture

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue) The Technological Imagination: Machine in the Garden of Art

Artspace, San Francisco, CA 1989 Sculpture Awards

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Fresh Visions II - The Photographic Image in 2-D and 3-D

Sesnon Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Alternative Applications: Computer Technology in the Arts

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (catalogue) Media Talk

Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany Gefangene Bilder, Fluchtiges Gedachtnis, Digital Fotografie

Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA Left Brain / Right Brain

1988

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA SECA Video Invitational

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, West Germany (catalogue) Otto Piene und das CAVS

Miami Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL Computers and Art

Siggraph '88, Atlanta, GA (video tape) Interactive Techniques

University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, WI New Art

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA Countervisions: Pioneers in Bay Area Art

San Francisco Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) (traveling) Digital Photography

1987

Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA High Tech, New Pop

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (catalogue) (traveling) Computers and Art

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Summer Arts Celebration

1160 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA X: The Unknown

Santa Rosa Community College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA Sculpture: Four Views

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Lights On!

WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA Eye Magic

1986

San Francisco International Video Festival, San Francisco, CA Four on the Floor

Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, CA New Visions

Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Art and the Computer

1985

Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA

1984

Boston "First Night" Celebration of the Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

di Rosa Preserve, Napa CA

Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober, Mallorca, Spain

Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Hess Collection, Napa, CA

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Logan Collection, San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Museum fur Holographie & neue visuelle Medien, Cologne, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

The Patchett Collection, Santa Monica, CA

Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Heights, OH

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, Greenfield, OH

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Selected Bibliography

2014

Schumacher, Donna. Alan Rath: Hosfelt Gallery, Sculpture Magazine, January/February.

2013

Helfand, Glen. Artforum Critics' Picks, Artforum May.

Morris, Barbara. Alan Rath: "Irrational Exuberance" at Hosfelt Gallery, artltd, May.

Inouye, Kelly. Alan Rath: "Irrational Exuberance" at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, May 1.

Roth, David. Alan Rath @ Hosfelt, Square Cylinder, April 9.

Chun, Kimberly. "Irrational Exuberance:" Alan Rath's Art, San Francisco Chronicle, March 28.

Bigman, Alex. Four New Art Exhibitions for the Curious Viewer, 7x7 Magazine, March 27.

Colman, David. Uncommon Vision, Architectural Digest, July, Volume 70, Number 7.

2012

Vaterlalus-Staby, Andrew. Alan Rath's Dancing Feathers, Societe Perrier, December 12.

2008

Elle Dècor, May 2008, Volume 19, Number 4.

2007

Biel, Kim. Sound & Motion: Recent Sculpture and Installation by Jim Campbell, Paul DeMarinis, Diane Landry, Alan Rath and Klutch Stanaway at SolwayJones, Artweek, November.

Nam June Paik, Alan Rath, Kota Ezawa, Flavorpill, Issue #286.

Vogelz, Traci. Art Footage, SFWeekly, October 17 - 23, 2007.

2006

Berwick, Carly. New Media Moguls, Art + Auction. June.

Bing, Alison. Alan Rath: Meta Mechanics, Sculpture Magazine. September 2006.

Patchett, Tom. Rath Around the House (The Greats of Rath), Sculpture Magazine. September 2006.

2005

Alfaya, David. Art that Transforms, Santa Fe Trend. Winter/Spring 2005.

What's On, The Art Newspaper September 2005.

Alan Rath, Time Pieces, Time Out New York. December 8-14.

2003

Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: ArtApparatus, The New York Times. October 17.

Francis, Richard. Collecting Sculpture Today, Microsoft Art Collection.

2002

Gaston, Diane. Alan Rath at Haines Gallery, Art in America, March 2002.

Winn, Steven. Shock Waves: Effect Sept. 11 Fad on Bay Area Artists, San Francisco Chronicle, September 11, p. E1-2.

2001

Westbrook, Lindsey. Critic's Choice: Art; "New Sculptures" and "Remainders", San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 7, p.72.

Hamlin, Jesse. Sculpture That Keeps its Focus, San Francisco Chronicle, October 31.

Keats, Jonathon. Ghosts in the Machine, San Francisco Magazine, October, p. 127-8.

2000

Falkenberg, Merril. Alan Rath at Haines Gallery, Artweek, January 2000, p. 20.

1999

Scherr, Appollinaire. Over There: A Critical Guide to San Francisco Events, East Bay Express, October 29, p.49.

Ebony, David, Alan Rath at Dorfman Projects, Art in America, November.

Alan Rath: Robotics Austin Museum of Art, ArtNow Gallery Guide, April.

Tanner, Marcia, Alan Rath at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ARTnews, Summer.

Hall, Jacqueline Chandeliers Light The Way, The Columbus Dispatch, September.

1998

Tromble, Meredith. A Conversation with Alan Rath, Art Week, March.

Rath, Alan. Hot.List, Artforum, February.

Lovell, Glenn. Robotic Exhibits Explore Junction of Art and Android, San Jose Mercury News, March 31.

Bonetti, David, "Judgment" Time at Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco Examiner, April 3.

A Nose for Computers, ARTnews, February, p. 29.

Leady, Kim Electronicart Body Mechanique & The New Digital Artworld, Columbus Alive, October.

Hall, Jacqueline Human Form & Function, The Columbus Dispatch, November.

1996

Welsh, Clarissa. Alan Rath at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, Art Week, January.

Jana, Reena. Counting on Art, Asia Pacific Sculpture News, Summer.

Alan Rath: Sculpture, Exhibition Catalog from University of California, Davis.

Shackelford, James F. Rath Sees Visual Pleasure of Engineering, The Davis Enterprise, April 30.

1995

Rath, David. Rath of the Machines, Metro, December.

Friis-Hansen, Dana. Alan Rath: Bio Mechanics, Houston Contemporary Arts Museum.

Alan Rath: Plants, Animals, People, Machines, published by Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California.

1994

Insights Alan Rath, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.

1993

Smith, Roberta. How Beautiful is Small and Vice Versa, NY Times, February 26.

Tager, Allison. Alan Rath, Flash Art, March.

Alan Rath, Exhibition Catalog form Johnson County College, Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS.

1992

Kandel, Susan. The Computer As Art, Los Angeles Times, October 14.

Baker, Kenneth. Alan Rath: Digital World, Art News, May.

Duez Donato, Debora. Alan Rath, New Art Examiner, April.

Yood, James. Alan Rath, Artforum, March.

1991

Pagel, David. Alan Rath, Art Issues, February/March.

Frank, Peter. Alan Rath, Sculpture, May/June.

Hartney, Eleanor. Whitney Biennial, Artnews, Summer.

Boswell, Peter. Alan Rath, Exhibition Catalog for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.