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Amy Sillman

 
AMY SILLMAN
Born 1955 Detroit, Michigan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
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Education
1995
Bard College (MFA), Annandale-on-Hudson, New York – Elaine de Kooning Memorial Fellowship
1979
School of Visual Arts (BFA), New York
1975
New York University, New York
1973
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
Teaching
2014-2019
Professor, Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2006-2010
Adjunct Faculty in Graduate Program in Visual Art, Columbia University, New York
2005
Visiting Faculty, Parsons School of Design MFA Program, New York
2002-2013
Chair of Painting Department, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2002
Visiting Artist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
2000
Resident Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1997-2013
MFA Program, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
1996-2005
Assistant Professor in Painting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Visiting Artist, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen
1990-1995
Faculty in Painting, Bennington College, North Bennington, Vermont
Awards and Fellowships
2014
The American Academy in Rome Residency, Rome
The Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2012
The Asher B. Durand Award, The Brooklyn Museum, New York
2011
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
2009
The American Academy in Berlin: Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters, Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, Berlin
2001
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Painting, New York
1999
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, New York
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship/Residency, Umbria, Italy
Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, New York
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York
1995
The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
1994
NYSCA Project Residencies, Painting Grant, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, New York
1992
Macdowell Residence, Peterborough, New Hampshire
1989
Art Matters Inc., Painting Grant
Yaddo Residence, Saratoga Springs, New York
1988
Kanoria Centre for Art, Artist in Residence, Ahmedabad, India
1985
New York Foundation for the Arts, Painting Grant, New York
1984
Yaddo Residence, Saratoga Springs, New York
1982
New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Painting Grant, New Jersey
1981
Ossabaw Island Colony, Georgia
Solo Exhibitions
2019
“Amy Sillman: The Nervous System,” Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
2018
“Amy Sillman: Landline,” Camden Arts Centre, London
“Mostly Drawing,” Gladstone 64, New York
2017
“ein Paar,” Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
“After Metamorphoses,” The Drawing Center, New York [traveled to: Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2017)] 
2016
“the All-Over,” Portikus, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
“Stuff Change,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
2015
“Yes & No,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
2014
“A Moveable Feast – Part XIV,” Campoli Presti, Paris
2013
“one lump or two,” The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, Massachusetts [traveled to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2014); Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2014)]
“either or and,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London
2012
“Draft of a Voice-over for Split Screen Video Loop,” castillo/corrales, Paris
“A Shape that Listens: New Drawings,” Campoli Presti, Paris
“The Air We Breathe,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
2011
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
“Thumb Cinema,” Capitain Petzel, Berlin
“Body Gesture,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2010
“Transformer (…or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?),” Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
2009
“zum Gegenstand,” Carlier Gebauer, Berlin
2008
“Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular,” The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. [traveled to: The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York]
2007
“New Etchings,” Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco, California
“Suitors & Strangers,” Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, Texas
“Amy Sillman, Person, Place, or Thing,” Carlier Gebauer, Berlin
2006
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
2005
“The Other One,” Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Culver City, California
2004
“ICA Ramp Projects: Amy Sillman: Procession,” Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Horizon Line,” University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
2003
“I am curious (yellow),” Brent Sikkema, New York
2002
“Letters from Texas,” Jaffe-Friede Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hannover, New Hampshire
“Paintings,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, California
2001
Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
2000
Brent Sikkema, New York
1998
Casey Kaplan, New York
1996
Casey Kaplan, New York
1994
Lipton Owens Company, New York
1991
Ledia Flam Gallery, New York
1988
Kanoria Centre for Art, Ahmedabad, India
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
“Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Meditations on the Mediterranean Sea,” Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti, Venice
“Alvaro Barrington: Artists I Steal From,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London 
“Notebook,” 56 Henry, New York
2018
“Hand Drawn, Action-packed,” New Museum and Art Gallery, St Albans, United Kingdom [traveled to: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (2018)]
“The Mechanics of Fluids,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
“Inherent Structure,” Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
“I’m a Believer: Pop Art and Contemporary Art from the Lenbachhaus and KiCo Foundation,” Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
“Noon – One,” CANADA, New York
“A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I),” Gordon Robichaux, New York
“N.O.W. (New on the Wall),” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
2017
“Degrees of Abstraction,” Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California
“Rest in the Furrows of My Skin,” Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
“Citings/Sightings,” Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York
“Inhabiting Words,” Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, Massachusetts
“Gray Matters,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
“Surfacing,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“99 Cents or Less,” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
“The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual,” Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
“Drawing Island,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York     
“Plages,” Campoli Presti, Paris
2016
“‘Your Swath, My Jab’: Amy Sillman, Cornelia Bates, Honza Zamojski,” Drei, Cologne, Germany
“See sun, and think shadow,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Kaleidoscope: Mystics and Rationalists,” Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
“Malerei als Film,” Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
“Life of Forms,” Mary Boone Gallery, New York
“New Acquisitions,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“A Shape That Stands Up,” Art + Practice, Los Angeles
“The Collapse of the Mind’s Ordering System Leads to Some Rather Wanton Developments,” Tanya Leighton, Berlin
“Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age,” The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, New Jersey
“Nice Weather,” Skarstedt, New York
“Tales of Ratiocination,” Campoli Presti, London
“Autobiography,” The Swedish Comtemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
2015
“Painting 2.0, Expression in the Information Age,” Museum Brandhost, Munich, Germany
“Better than de Kooning,” Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
“The Guston Effect,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
“America Is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Dancing Foxes Benefit Exhibition,” Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York
“Sorry, I’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act,” Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
“The Pleasure of the Text,” Campoli Presti, London
“BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II – Brooklyn As the Painting Capital of the World,” Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“The Radiants,” Bortolami X Green Tea Gallery, New York
“Eloge de la rareté,” Bibliothéque nationale de France, Paris
2014
“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Live and Let Die,” Stuart Shave Modern Art, London
“NOW-ism: Abstraction Today,” Puzzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
“Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition at Pierogi,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York
“Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting,” LACMA, Los Angeles
“2014 Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
“Painting: A Love Story,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, Texas
“In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth,” Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
2013
“Abstract Mash-Up II: A Group Exhibition,” Crown Point Press, New York
“Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
“Door Between Either And Or Part 1,” Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
“Working Proofs: A Revelation,” Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California
“The Feverish Library (continued),” Capitain Petzel, Berlin
“Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual,” White Columns, New York
2012
“It’s Always Sunny on the Inside,” Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Painting in Space,” Luhring Augustine, New York
“Blues for Smoke,” The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, [traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2013); Wexner Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013)]
“Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
“Paper Band,” Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2011
“Creating a New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection,” Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
“A Painting Show,” Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York
“Amy Sillman & Charles Bernstein: Duplexities,” Elizabeth Murray Art Wall at Bowery Arts + Science, New York
“The Air We Breathe,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
“Dance/Draw,” Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
“Mouthing (the Sentient Limb),” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
“The White Columns 2011 Benefit Exhibition + Auction,” White Columns, New York
“The Medium of Contingency,” Thomas Dane, London
2010
“Team SHaG,” Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
“Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism,” The Jewish Museum, New York
“Shape Language,” Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
“Summer Group Show,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
“The More Things Change,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
“Collect With Us,” Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York
“The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales,” Castillo/Corrales, Paris
“Inaugural Group Exhibition,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
2009
“Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture,” Saatchi Gallery, London
“Blue,” James Graham & Sons, New York
“The Ballad that Becomes an Anthem,” ACME, Los Angeles
“Cave Painting,” PSM, Berlin
“Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Landscape Revisited,” Park Avenue Armory, New York
“Fluchtige Zeiten,” Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
“Primitif Compliqué,” Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire Bruxelles, Brussels
“Seriously Funny,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
“Picturing the Studio,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2008
“Oranges and Sardines,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Prospect.1 New Orleans, international contemporary art biennial,” New Orleans, Louisiana
“Order. Desire. Light. : An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
“Color Climax,” James Graham & Sons, New York
“Red Dot Contemporary,” West Palm Beach, Florida
“From One O to the Other,” Orchard Gallery, New York
“Happy Vacation,” Jane Kim / Thrust Projects, New York
2007
“Poets on Painters,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas [traveled to: University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Queens Library Gallery, Jamaica, New York (2008); Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (2008)]
“In Context, Collage + Abstraction,” Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California
“Jerks, Balks, Outblurts and Jump-Overs,” Raid Projects, Los Angeles
2006
“Gifts Go in One Direction,” Apexart, New York
2005
“Cut,” Susanne Vielmetter. LA Projects, Culver City, California
“Post Modern,” Greene Naftali, New York
“Landscape Confection,” The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio [traveled to: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2006)]
2004
“Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker,” Brent Sikkema, New York
“Whitney Biennial,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Open House: Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
“Wonderland,” Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
“Affect,” Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
“True Stories,” Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, Kansas
“Beginning Here: 101 Ways,” SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York
2003
“Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani [traveled to: New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas; Western Gallery at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (2004)]
“Rendered,” Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
2002
“Officina America ReteEmiliaRomagna,” Gallaria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy; Chiostri di San Domenico, Imola, Italy; Galleria Comunale ex Pescheria, Via Pescheria, Cesena, Italy; Palazzo dell’ Arengo, Rimini
“A Long Drawing,” Brent Sikkema, New York
2001
“Six Contemporary Artists,” The Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
“I’m Not Sure: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“718 Brooklyn,” Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida
“Works on Paper,” Tibor De Nagy, New York
“The Approximative,” Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
“Passing Through,” Shaqab College of Design Arts, Doha, Qatar
“Expanding Tradition, Contemporary Works Influenced by Indian  Miniatures,” Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York
“American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture,” American Academy, New York
“Pixerina Witcherina,” University Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
2000
“Blurry Lines,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyan, Wisconsin
“Painting Generation: 1920 –2000,” Kagan Martos Gallery, New York
“Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, Joanne Greenbaum,” James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels
“Greater New York,” P.S.1, New York
“Group Show,” Brent Sikkema, New York
1999
“Works on Paper: Mentor, Sillman, Chagoya,” Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“The Stroke (selection by Kerry James Marshall),” Exit Art, New York
“Parallel Lines: Mix and Match,” Karen McCready Fine Arts, New York
“Compliment (collaboration with Jef Scharf),” The Educational Alliance, New York
“New etchings and monotypes,” Quartet Editions, New York
“Cosmogram,” Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
“I’m Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“Turning the Century,” Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York
“Paper View,” Fordham University, New York
“Drawing Into Paint,” Alfred University, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, New York
“Drawing in the Present Tense,” Parsons School of Design, New York
“Brooklyn, New Work,” Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
1998
“The New Surrealism (with Team SHaG, collaborative painting with David Humphrey and Elliott Green),” Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York
“Cluster Bomb,” Morrison-Judd, London
“Personal Touch,” Art in General, New York
“Commitment to Image,” University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
“From Here to Eternity: Painting in the 1990’s,” Max Protetch Gallery, New York
“Pop Surrealism (with Team SHaG),” The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“Codex USA,” Entwistle Gallery, London
“Drawings,” Graham Modern Gallery, New York
“The Secret Charts,” Jonctions Festival, Brussels (collaboration with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh)
1997
“Drawings and Paintings,” Brent Sikkema/Wooster Gardens, New York
“Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado
“Art on Paper,” The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
“Current Undercurrents: Working in Brooklyn,” The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
“New York Drawers (Pierogi 2000 flat files),” Gasworks, London
“Distraction,” TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Illinois
“Irredeemable Skeletons,” Sillman + Smith, London
“Team SHaG (collaborative paintings with David Humphrey and Elliot Green),” Postmasters Gallery, New York
“Nu-Glu,” Joseph Hellman, New York
1996
“Imaginary Beings,” Exit Art, New York
1995
“Summer Group Show,” Stefano Basilico, New York
“Wheel of Fortune,” Lombard Fried Gallery, New York
“Imaginary Beings,” Exit Art, New York
“International Graphics Biennial,” Gyor, Hungary
“Invitational Exhibition,” Anina Nosei, New York
“Obsession,” Chassie Post Gallery, New York
1994
“Arabesque,” PPOW, New York
“Out West and Back East New Work from LA and NY,” Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles
1993
“Figure as Fiction,” Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Paintings,” Trial Balloon Gallery, New York
“Mating Instinct,” Penine Hart Gallery, New York
“Invitational Exhibition,” Stux Gallery, New York
“Paintings,” Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York
“1920,” Exit Art, New York
1992
“Seven Rooms/Seven Curators (with four walls),” P.S.1., Long Island City, New York
1991
“Amy Sillman and Terry Adkins,” Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful,” John Post Lee Gallery, New York
“The Painting Project, Part 1,” Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York
“New Generations: New York,” Carnegie Mellon Art Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Lyric: Uses of beauty at the end of the century,” White Columns Gallery, New York
1989
“Amy Sillman/Dina Ghen,” Ledis Flam Gallery, New York
“Climate ’89,” E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York
1988
“Real Democracy,” Four Walls at White Columns, New York
1987
“Artists Books,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1986
“Selections 34,” The Drawing Center, New York
1984
“On View: Michael Byron, Lisa Hoke, Amy Sillman,” The New Museum, New York
1982
“Visionary Landscapes,” PS 122 Gallery, New York
Public Collections
 
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
Jack S. Blanton Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
KB Home Collection, Los Angeles
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 
Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Trent, Italy
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Saatchi Gallery, London
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York