Located at 1655 Sawtelle Blvd.

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1655 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
United States


Drawing on 40+ years of field collecting in both East and West Africa, the Ernie Wolfe Gallery specializes in juxtaposition exhibitions between the works of modern American, often Southern California based artists, and those of contemporary African painters and sculptors, as well as traditional tribal sculpture and furniture.

Current Exhibition

JOSEPH BERTIERS (b. Nairobi, Kenya 1963)
Selected Exhibitions

Prior to 1989: Bar interiors, murals and billboards around Nairobi, Kenya
1989: “Bertiers’ Garden”, cut tin can and masking tape foliage sculptures, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles
1990: “Early Paintings on Metal”, Art Center, Pasadena, Curated by Pierre Picot
1990: “Never Argue with a Woman People Might Think U’R Drunk”, new works on plywood, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles
1992: Painting a cat, Goeth institute Nairobi (solo)
1993: “Joseph Bertiers & Kane Kwei”, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
1993: “AIDS in Africa: Through the Eyes of Joseph Bertiers, The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, Los Angeles
1993: “JOSEPH BERTIERS: From Kenya With Love”, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles
1994: View of the world, Goeth Institute Nairobi (group show)
1994: AIDS in Africa culture and history, Los Angeles, USA
1995: “JOSEPH BERTIERS: Retrospective”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1996: “JOSEPH BERTIERS: From O.J. to Kobe - The Year in Review”, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997: “French Paper Meets Kenyan Plywood: Selected Works from the Collections of Paul Hayes Tucker and Ernie Wolfe III”, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
1998: “Double Trouble”, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1999: “Four from Sub-Saharan Africa”, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, Fullerton, CA
2004: Dagoreti H.I.V. awareness Committee Launch
2005: Recent paintings - RaMona Museum of Modern Arts
2006: Grand prize winner of Juried contemporary African art competition, sponsored by Alliance Francaise de Nairobi and Goethe-Institut of Kenya, leading to grand prize award at All African Biannial Art Expo, Dakar, Senegal, March 2006
2006: Juried art competition/exhibition –French Cultural Center, Nairobi
2006: Ostafrik, Heidelberg- Germany
2007: “Black Like We”, Feldman Horn Gallery, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA
2007: Health and Human rights-GTZ and GOETH INSTITUTE, Nairobi
2007: East African Art Binnale - Dakar, Senegal
2008: Africa Now-Denmark
2008: Art not Terminal –Seattle, Washington
2008: Africa Now- Kunskvaret Lofoten, Norway
2008: Africa Now-Tampere Art Museum, Finland 2009 60th anniversary French Cultural Centres
2011: CAAC-Art Exhibition, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
2015: Muckenthaler 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, Fullerton, CA
2016: Joseph Bertiers: Then and Now, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles


1998 Harpers Magazine, April 1998, page 25
2002 New York Times Magazine, Amy M. Spindler, January 6, 2002 page 46