Sept 2018 - Jan 2019 “Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity”, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
June - Aug, 2018 “Frankeinstein's Birthday Party”, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Feb - June 2018 “Making Life Visible”, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
July - Aug, 2017 “So I Traveled a Great Deal”, Mathew Marks Gallery, NY, NY
May - Sept, 2017 “State of the Art”, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Jan - Apr, 2016 “Bird in Hand”, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
Sept 2015 - Jan 2016 “State of the Art”, Crystal Brides Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR
Sept 27 - Jan 4, 2015 Isabella Kirkland: New Paintings, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2014 - 2015 “Isabella Kirkland: New Paintings”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
Feb 22 - May 8, 2014 Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Jan 24 - March 23, 2014 Life Cycles: Isabella Kirkland's Taxa, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

“Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life,” Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

2014 “Life Cycles: Isabella Kirkland's TAXA ”, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2014 “Promise and Peril: A Study in Biodiversity,” Hazel Wolfe Gallery, Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

“POP: Politics of Place,” Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
“The Animals Look Back at Us,” Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY and Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY(catalogue)
“Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention,” The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, UT and Ulrich Museumof Art at Wichita State University, KS


“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York, NY
“Tending toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden,” Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery,  Bronx, NY
“Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention,” Field Museum, Chicago, IL

2012 NOVA Feature Inc, New York, NY
2011 “NOVA (New Species): Paintings by Isabella Kirkland,” Toledo Art Museum, Toledo OH
2011-2013 “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention”, originating at the Field Museum, Chicago, IL
2011 “Global Flora: Botanical Imagery and Exploration,” Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2009 “NeoRococo” Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
2008 “Taxa: Paintings by Isabella Kirkland,” National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
2008 “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society,” Tucson Museum of Art (catalog)
2007 “Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction,” de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich; curated by Robert Nickas
2006 "Biodiversity: Order, Consumption & Man." Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
2006 “The Way of All Flesh,” BravinLee Productions, New York
2005 Feature Inc., New York, NY
2005 “ECO: Art About the Environment,” Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Continuities: Themes from the Fine Art Collection Reflected in Recent Northern California Art,” Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
“Natural Histories: Realism Revisited,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 Feature Inc., New York, NY
2002 “Isabella Kirkland and Michael St. John,” Feature Inc., New York
2001 “The Metal Party by Josiah McElheny; Preserve by Ellen Gallagher; Taxa by Isabella Kirkland,”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000 “Beauty on the Wing: The Double Lives of Butterflies,” Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, MA
“6th Anniversary Group Exhibition,” Heritage Fine Arts, San Jose, CA
1999 “Natural World Observed 1999,” Bedford Gallery, Dean Lescher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
1995 “Animals and Artists,” Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA
1992 "Still Lives," Zen Center Hospice Guest House, San Francisco, CA
1991 "Erotic Drawings," ArtSpace, San Francisco, CA
"LOCOmotion: 4 one-minute animations," ArtSpace, San Francisco, CA 
"Isabella Kirkland and Chris T. Force," The Living Room, San Francisco, CA 
1990 "The Dirty Show," The Living Room, San Francisco, CA
1989 "Nepotism," Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
1987 "Perdurabo," Bard College, New York, NY
1986 "Night of Fog" (installation), Cat Club, New York, NY One night only: April 21
1985 "Payola," MO David Gallery, New York, NY
1984 "Pandora's Box: SFAI Annual," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion,” Alternative Museum, New York,NY
“Micronic Obsessions,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

1980 "Micronic Problems" 80 Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Untitled” (two-person show), Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA