Polly Apfelbaum

Little Dogwood #54,

Polly Apfelbaum
Little Dogwood #54, 2009
Woodblock monoprint, Kozo Japanese handmade triple thick
Unique
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches

Born 1955, Abington, PA

Education

1978
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Selected One Person Exhibitions

2011
Double Nickel’s on the Dime, Benevento Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Haunted House, Amden, Switzerland

2010
Off Colour, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum: Mini-Hollywood, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Color Notes, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Stax, Inaugural Show, Carlow Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
Black Vegas and Fools Gold, Naomi Arin Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
Anything Can Happen in a Horse Race, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England

2008
Monochromes 2003-2007, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Basic Divisions, Lab Grant, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
Big Love, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Love Sculpture, Frith Street, London.
Lovecraft, Solvent Space, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Love Street, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Flags of Revolt and Defiance, Print Publishers Spotlight: The Leroy Nieman Center for Print Studies Columbia University, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
Cartoon Garden, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Good and Plenty, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

2004
Crazy Love, Love Crazy, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2003
What Does Love Have to Do With It, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Polly Apfelbaum (mid-career survey), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; then traveled to Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Kemper Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Today I Love Everybody, Triple Candie, Harlem, NY

2002
Gun Club, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Powerpuff, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Skin and Bones, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Crazy Green, Bruised Orange, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Flying Hearts, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

1998
Reckless, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma; Helsinki, Finland
Ice, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

1997
The Night, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Floor Drawing, Realismus Studio der NGBK Künstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin

1996
Eclipse, Boesky & Callery Fine Arts, New York, NY

1995
Wallworks and Drawings, Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, NY

1994
Wall Work, Project Room: Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
This is Where I Come From, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
This is Where I Come From, Residence Secondaire, Paris, France

1993
Wonderbread, Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels, Belgium

1992
The Blot on my Bonnet, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Level World, Hilly Sea, Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels, Belgium
The Constellation of the Dart, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1990
Wives’ Tales, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
The Language of Flowers, Special Projects, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

1989
The Daisy Chain, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1988
The Somnambulist, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Still Lives, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Wood Work, Paulo Salvador Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
It’s All American, NJ MOCA, Asbury Park, NJ
Anguish, Downtown Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
The Jewel Thief, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Polly Apfelbaum / Nicole Cherubini: Studiowork, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
After the Volcano: a summer show of gallery artists, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Not Extractions, But Abstractions (Part 2), Clifton Benevento Gallery, New York, NY
Wild Things, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Dr. Zomb, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
75 Seconds: Selected Polaroid Projects, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Better Half, Better Twelfth, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Hecate’s Lab, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Topographies, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, curated by Sara Krajewski
Blocks of Color - American Woodcuts from the 1890’s to the Present, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Besides, With, Against and Yet - Abstraction and the Ready-made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York, NY
New Now: Building the Collection, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, MO Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Painting and its Surroundings, Palacio de Sastago, Zaragoza, Spain
Boden und Wand / Wand und Fenster, Helmhaus, Zurich
Seduction of a Blossom, Long Beach City College, Long Beach CA
Drawing in the world, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University for the Arts. Philadelphia, PA
Sparkle and Glitter, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Great Women Artists: Artist’s from the Permanent Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Burning Down the House, Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Notations: the Closing Decade, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Present Tense, Spanierman Modern Gallery, New York, NY
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Fundacao de Serralves Porto, Portgal, then then traveled to Museum Weisbaden, Germany
In the trees, Art OMI Sculpture Fields, Ghent, NY
Hair of the Dog, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Flower Power: A Subversive Botanical, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe New Mexico
Thanks for coming, Triple Candie Anniversary Show
Revision, Reiteration, Recombination: Process and the contemporary print, University of Florida in Orlando, Orlando, FL, then then traveled to Gallery at the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

2007
Polly Apfelbaum, Goldiechiari, Ann Veronica Janssens, Blancpain Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
Deja-Vu, Collection FRAC Nord, Noyon Boutique, Calais, France
PostDec Beyond Pattern and Decoration, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CN, Wt Hartford, CN
Pink, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
Whole Fragment, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
Taking Shape, Lennon, Weinberg, New York
Lines , Grids, Stains, Words, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Viewfinder, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Slingball, Mönchehaus-Museum for Modern Art, Goslen, Germany
Welcoming the Flowers: Polly Apfelbaum, John Giorno, Senior Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
Painterly Abstraction, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Conversations, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
A Consuming Vision: Selections from the Kemper Museum, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
The Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2006
Resonance, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Materiality, Kravets/Wehby, New York, NY
Garden, Handcenter for the Arts, Richmond, VA
Zeigen, Eine Audiotour, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
The Big Picture in the Small Gallery, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Selections from the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies-Columbia University, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Print Run: An Exhibition of Prints, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

2005
Resis-tances Hommage a Remy Zaugg Fonds, Regional d’art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France
Frontiers: Collecting the Art of OurTime, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Eccentric Modern, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; then then traveled to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston- Salem, NC
Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, Karin Sander, Jessica Stockholder, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; then then traveled to Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Color/Pattern/Grid: Selections from the Austin Museum of Art, The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
30 Ways to Make a Painting, Carl Solway Gallery, Cinncinnatti, OH
In the Abstract, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
One-Armed Bandit, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2004
Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland
Soft Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Optima, Ballroom, Marfa, TX
Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Settlements, Musée d’art moderne, La Terrasse, Saint-Etienne, France
A Kind of Bliss, The Drawing Room, London, UK; then traveled to Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, England

2003
Endless Love, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Hands to Work, Mind to Art, Borusan Foundation for Art and Culture, curated by Elga Wimmer
Hover: Polly Apfelbaum and Pae White, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, then traveled to Gallery M, New York, NY
Jessica Stockholder, Gorney Bravin & Lee, New York, NY
Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Plingeling, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
NYPD: New York Pattern & Decoration, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Michael Duncan
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Bienal de Valencia, vacant lots, Valencia, Spain
My Mother is an Artist, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at The Educational Alliance, New York, NY, curated by Sheila Pepe
Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; then traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and thee the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Stop & Go, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Stacked, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2002
Polly Apfelbaum and Beatriz Milhazes, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Sprawl, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, curated by Sue Spaid
Spookie Knowledge, Pearl, London, UK
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Painting Matter, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Support/Surface Prescient: Then and Now, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, NY, curated by Saul Ostrow
Kraftpuffar Kammare Rotsystem, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
The Eye of the Beholder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Officina America, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, curated by Renato Barilli

2001
Max 2001: All About Paint, The University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN, curated by Holly Block
As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Summer show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Making the Making, curated by Charles Goldman, Apex Art, New York, NY
Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Operativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts ,Klaedefabrik, Denmark; traveled to Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
The Return of the Real: A Selection from the Daniel Hechter Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sculpture as Field, Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
Six Contemporary Artists, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, curated by Michael Jenkins
Waterworks: U.S.Akvarell 2001, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden, curated by Kim Levin
Painting Pushed to Extremes, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Paint Land, Lemon Sky Projects, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Terry R. Myers
Live From New York, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer group show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Painting Function: Making It Real, SPACES, Cleveland, OH, curated by Saul Ostrow spilled edge soft corners, Blackwood Gallery, The University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; traveled to Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Geez Louise: Art After Louise Nevelson, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, NY
Chromaform: Color in Sculpture, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV; traveled to New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM; and University of Texas Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; traveled to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Body in Question: Tracing, Displacing, and Remaking the Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
New York: Neither/Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, curated by Bill Arning
Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, NM, curated by Louis Grachos and Bruce W. Ferguson

1998
Hindsight, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Colorfields, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by David Pagel
Everyday, organized by Jonathan Watkins, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
Beyond Minimalism: Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher, Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Humble County, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Painting Objectives, Galerie Evelyne Canus, France, curated by Shirley Kaneda,
Decorative Strategies, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY
Spatiotemporal, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konstall, Stockholm, Sweden
Alternative Measures, College of New Rochelle, NY, curated by Susan M. Canning
Homemade Champagne, Claremont Graduate University, CA, organized by David Pagel
Conversations: Polly Apfelbaum and Lynn McCarty, Art Resources Transfer Inc., New York, NY

1997
Polly Apfelbaum/Lucky Debellevue, Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden
Simple Form, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Hanging By A Thread, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, NY
Divergent Models, Nassauischer Kunstverein Weisbaden e.V., Germany, curated by Saul Ostrow
Other, 4th Biennale D’art Contemporain de Lyon, France, curated by Harald Szeemann
Variations of Structure, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Working Out the Kinks, Herslebsgate 10b, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, organized by Sue Spaid
Women’s Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Sculpture, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
Onomatopoeia, Studio La Cittá, Verona, Italy, curated by Anthony Iannacci
Fashion Moda, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, curated by Lisa Marks
After the Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, curated by Lilly Wei
Vraiment:feminisme et art, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France, curated by Laura Cottingham

1996
Getting Physical, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, MO
Painting-The Extended Field, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden and Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
Installations, St.Mark’s Positions, New York, NY
Painting All-Over, Again, Ayuntamiento De Zaragoza, Zaragosa, Spain, curated by Saul Ostrow
Der Fleck, Galerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germany, curated by Dr. Peter Flunken
Painting In An Expanding Field, Bennington College, Bennington,VT curated by Saul Ostrow
The Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995
Painting Outside Painting, 44th Corcoran Painting Biennial, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., curated by Terri Sultan
Skew: The Unruly Grid, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY, organized by Thaddeus Strode and Sarah Seager
Fab, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; then traveled to Wolfson Galleries, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, and then Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Raw, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Tampering: Artists and Abstraction Today, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Conceptual Textiles, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Painting The Intimate View, The Painting Center, New York, NY, curated by Betty Cunningham
Permanent Collection Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Fashion Moda, Entwistle, London, UK, curated by Lisa Marks
Color: Sign, system, sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Like Young: Twelve New York Painters, Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, curated by Ingrid Schaffner
30th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Pittura-immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

1994
D.I.Y., White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Paul Ha
The Social Fabric, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Revisioning the Familiar, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Weslyan University, Middletown, CT
Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the 90’s, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, curated by Lynn Zelevansky
Polly Apfelbaum/Tony Feher/Claudia Matzko, Patrick Callery Gallery, New York, NY
Up the Establishment: ICI 20th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Dan Cameron
Untitled, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Legend In My Living Room, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Playing House, Natalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY
Transient Décor Room 311, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY, organized by Horodner Romley Gallery
Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art, traveling exhibition 1993- 1996,organized and circulated by ICI, New York, NY, curated by Nina Felshin
Future Perfect, Heiligenkreuuzerhof, Vienna, Austria, curated by Dan Cameron
Yours, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY, curated by Michael Jenkins
Object Bodies, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN, curated by Terry R. Myers; then traveled to Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1994
Surfs Up, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Just to name a few…, Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1992
Anti-Masculine…, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Bill Arning
In and Out, Back and Forth, Julia Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Material Boundaries Between the Sexes, Genovese Gallery, Boston, MA
An Essemplastic Shift, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
Shape Shifters, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY, curated by Bill Arning
Selected Passages, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France
Mssr. B’s Curio Shop, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY, curated by Saul Ostrow
Detour, International House, Columbia University, New York, NY
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Terry Myers

1991
Plastic Fantastic Lover, ‘objet a, BlumHelman Warehouse, New York, NY, curated by Catherine Liu
Sculpture Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
When objects dream and talk in their sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

1990
All Quiet on the Western Front, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France
Reconciling the Unverified: New Metaphysical Art, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Roger Denson
Animation and Ornament, Lowe Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; then traveled to Gibson Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
In Her Image, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY
The Engineered Object, Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York, NY
Shaman, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Suggestive Objects, Art in General, New York, NY
Corporealities, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture: Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Rezac, Joe Smith, CCA, Chicago, IL
A Force of Repetition, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Je Viens de Chez le Charcutier, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France Catalog, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY
Acquisitions 1989, FNAC, Paris, France
Fragments, Parts, Wholes: The Body and Culture, White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Saul Ostrow
Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

1989
Drawings, Wolff Gallery, New York, NY
Filling in the Gap, Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Saul Ostrow
Containers, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica,CA, curated by David Pagel
About Devices, White Columns, New York, NY
The Milky Way, curated by Stephen Westfall, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988
Palestra, curated by Vera Vita Gioa, Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy
Polly Apfelbaum/Tom Radloff/Carol Szymanski, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Fabricated Not Found, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Contemplating Things, fiction/non/fiction, New York, NY

1987
The Level of Volume, Carl Soloway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, organized by Judy Pfaff
The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
Selections, Artists Space, New York, NY, curated by Valerie Smith
New Uses, White Columns, New York, NY


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Public and Corporate Collections

Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Fellowships and Grants

2005
Peter S. Reed Artist Grant, New York City

2003
Gallery of Success Seasoned Alumni Award, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

2002
Academy Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

1999
Joan Mitchell Grant
Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute and Headlands Center for the Arts

1998
Anonymous Was A Woman Grant

1995
Artist’s Fellowship (Sculpture) New York Foundation For The Arts

1994
Residency Fellowship, Yaddo

1993
John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture

1992
Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony

1987
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1986
Artist Grant, Artists Space

1984
Residency Fellowship, Ucross Foundation

1982
Residency Fellowship, The Millay Colony