• Amy Sillman, The Dark Space of Speech, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 190.5 x 167.6 cm / 75 x 66 in.
  • Amy Sillman, Pat, 2017, Acrylic on linen, 335.3 x 190.5 cm / 132 x 75 in.
  • Amy Sillman, Song Cave, 2017, Acrylic on linen, 190.5 x 167.6 cm / 75 x 66 in.
  • Amy Sillman, Nose Job, 2014/15, Oil on canvas, 190.5 x 167.6 cm / 75 x 66 in.
  • Amy Sillman, Dub Stamp (2B), 2018, Acrylic, ink and silkscreen on paper (double-sided), 152.4 x 101.6 cm / 60 x 40 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Dub Stamp (25), 2019, Silkscreen (double-sided), 152.4 x 101.6 cm / 60 x 40 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Pink Drawing #25, 2015, Charcoal, gouache and ink on paper, 75.6 x 57.8 cm / 29.8 x 22.8 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Y21, 2017, Acrylic, gouache and ink on paper, 101 x 66 / 40 x 26 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Untitled #6, 2014, Ink and gouache on paper, 76.2 x 56.9 cm / 30 x 22 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, SK3, 2017, Acrylic and silkscreen on paper, 101.5 x 65.9 cm / 40 x 26 in., Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, The Nervous System, 2019
    The Arts Club of Chicago
    Photo: RCH Documentation
  • Amy Sillman, The Nervous System, 2019
    The Arts Club of Chicago
    Photo: RCH Documentation
  • Amy Sillman, Landline, 2018
    Camden Arts Center, London
    Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Landline, 2018
    Camden Arts Center, London
    Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Landline, 2018
    Camden Arts Center, London
    Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Landline, 2018
    Camden Arts Center, London
    Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, Landline, 2018
    Camden Arts Center, London
    Photo: John Berens
  • Amy Sillman, the ALL OVER, 2016
    Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
    Photo: Helena Schlichting
  • Amy Sillman, Yes & No, 2015
    KUB Arena, Bregenz
    Photo: Markus Tretter
  • Amy Sillman, Yes & No, 2015
    KUB Arena, Bregenz
    Photo: Markus Tretter
  • Amy Sillman, The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, 2014
    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
    Photo: John Wronn
  • Amy Sillman, one lump or two, 2013
    The Institute of Contemporary Art ICA, Boston
    Photo: Charles Mayer
  • Amy Sillman, Pinky‘s Rule, 2011
    Capitain Petzel, Berlin
    Photo: Nick Ash
Amy Sillman

Artist’s Choice: Amy Sillman—The Shape of Shape

October 21, 2019 – April 12, 2020

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA



Maria Lassnig, Amy Sillman

I’m a Believer. Pop Art and Contemporary Art From the Lenbachhaus and the KiCo collection.

Group exhibition

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

on permanent display



AMY SILLMAN

 

Born 1955 in Detroit, MI

Lives and works in New York

 

Amy Sillman’s distinctive artistic practice operates at the juncture between the abstract and the figurative. Her large-scale, gestural oil paintings as well as her finer drawings are layered and complex reflections on themes such as physicality, language and interrelativity, often with a humorous and cartoonish effect. She paints with dynamic gestures that convey a sense of movement and flux, while playfully engaging with form, color, shapes and layers yielding unexpected results. Sillman has become one of the most influential figures of 21st century painting, reinvigorating a new form of abstract expressionism as she moves across mediums seamlessly, integrating elements such as collage, drawing and printmaking into the same practice.

 

Sillman considers drawing to be the point of departure for all her work. She however explores more gestural modes of production in her inkjet-printed and silkscreened canvasses, zines and also more recently in her animated iPhone videos, in which she brings her digitally drawn figures to life, as a reflection of her preferred mediums of painting and drawing and their respective boundaries.

 

Sillman has had solo exhibitions at many major institutions, most recently at the Arts Club of Chicago (2019); The Camden Arts Center, London (2018); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2015), as well as group shows at the Lenbachhaus, Munich (2018); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); Tate Modern, London (2015) and MoMA, New York (2015). Her work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum among others. She has won numerous prizes and been awarded fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and a First Award from the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Sillman teaches the MFA Program at Bard College. In addition, she recently curated an Artist’s Choice show at the MoMA entitled The Shape of Shape which opened in 2019.

 

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