Amy Sillman

AMY SILLMAN

Born 1955 Detroit, Michigan

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

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-Present

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


2017

“After Metamorphoses,” The Drawing Center, New York


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


2017

“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