1932 Born in Niagara Falls, NY
1955 Los Angeles State College, B.A.
1957 Los Angeles State College, M.A.


1961 Barone Gallery, New York, NY
1963 Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY
Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra College, Hempstead, NY
1964 Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY
1965 Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY
1967 Wah Chang Box Works Assyrian Air Fair,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
“Wah Chang Box Works Assyrian Air Fair, Baby,” AIIan D'Arcangelo Studio, New York, NY
1970 “The Wonderful Wah Wahs,” The Picker Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
“Visiting Artists Build Visiting Art,” San Jose State College, San Jose, CA
“Wah Wah at Albion,” Albion CoIIege, Albion, MI
1971 “Wah Wah at CorneII,” Sibley Dome, CornelI University, Ithaca, NY
"Wah Wah at Wesleyan,” Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
“Wah Wah at Herricks,” Herricks High School, NY
“Wah Wah at Kenyon,” Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
"Wooster Street Wah Wah,” 152 Wooster Street GaIIery, New York, NY
1973 “Wah Wah at Colby,” Gould Music Shell, Colby College, Waterville, ME
"Wah Wah at Hofstra,” Calkins Gallery, Hofstra University, NY
“Wah Wah at Edinboro,” Bates Gallery, Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
1979 Port Washington Library Gallery,” Port Washington, NY
1986 Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
1987 “The Electro-Mechanical Wonderful Wah Wahs,” New York HaII of Science, New York, NY
“25 Year Retrospective,” Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
1988 “Long Island Wah Wah,” Discovery Room, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
1989 The GaIIery at Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
1992 Doug's Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
2011 “David Jacobs: Selected Works,” Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2014 “David Jacobs: Sight and Sound,” Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY


1960 Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
Zanesville Art Institute, Zanesville, OH
1961 Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, IN
Nordness Gallery, New York, NY
BaIl State Teacher's College, Muncie, IN
“The Art of Assemblage,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1962 “The Art of Assemblage,” DaIIas Museum for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
“The Art of Assemblage,” San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
“Contemporary Sculpture by Artists from the Midwest,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
1963 “Collection Exhibition,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1964 “Boxes,” Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
Banfer Gallery, New York, NY
Kenmore Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1965 “Artists' Self-portraits,” School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
“Three Sculptors,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art Lending Gallery, New York, NY
John Daniels' Gallery, New York, NY
Byron GaIIery, New York, NY
Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
Graham Gallery, New York, NY
American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
“Drawing Show,” Gallery of Modern Art, New York, NY
1966 “68th American Exhibition,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Sound Light Silence, Art That Performs,” The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1967 “Artists for SEDF,” Waddel GaIIery, New York, NY
“Monuments, Tombstones and Trophies,” Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY
1968 “Sculpture of the Month,” New York City Parks Department, New York, NY
“Options,” Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
“Options,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
“Documentation,” Finch College Museum, New York, NY
1969 “Inflatable Sculpture,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
“Inflatable Sculpture,” Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX
1971 “Organization of Independent Artists,” Castle Clinton, New York, NY
1973 “Sound Sculpture,” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1977 “Collection Exhibition,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
“Sound Sculpture,” Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY
“Sculpture and Drawing,” Plandome Gallery, Plandome, NY
1979 “Sound at P.S. 1,” Institute for Art & Urban Resources, New York, NY
1980 Kiva GaIIery, Scarsdale, NY
1982 “Sculpture with Drawings,” Firehouse Gallery, Nassau
Community College, Garden City, NY
“Discovery,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
1983 “Humor and PIay in Art,” Thorpe Intermedia GaIIery, Sparkill, NY
1985 “Artists of the Kennedy Era,” Emily Lowe GaIIery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
1986 Country Art Gallery, Locust VaIIey, NY
1987 “Trio,” Discovery Gallery, GIen Cove, NY
1989 “Faculty of Fine Arts,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
“4th Annual Invitational,” Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY
“Invitational,” Northport GaIIery, Huntington, NY
1991 “Selections '91,” The Bertha and KarI Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
2010 “Outdoor Sculpture Biennial,” Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2013 “Silhouette,” Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY


Art and Literature: an International Review
(Autumn-Winter, 1964).

D.J. Irving Sculpture: Materials & Processes
(New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1968).

Gregory Battcock Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology
(New York: Dutton, 1968).

Diane Chichura and Thelma Stevens Super Sculpture: Using Science, Technology, and Natural Phenomena in Sculpture
(New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974).

John Grayson and David Rosenboom The Sounds of Sound Sculpture: A Cross Section Representing Three Decades of Sound Sculpture
(Vancouver: The Aesthetic Research Center of Canada, 1976), Recording.

Wayne Craven Sculpture in America
(New York: Cornwall Books, 1984).

Stanley Sadie, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
(London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1984).

Donald Judd The Complete Writings, 1959-1975
(Halifax: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 2005).

Alan Licht Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories
(New York: Rizzoli, 2007).

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