• Amy Sillman, Installation view, "the ALL-OVER", July 7 - September 4, 2016, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Photo: Helena Schlichting, courtesy Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "the ALL-OVER", July 7 - September 4, 2016, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Photo: Helena Schlichting, courtesy Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Yes & No", KUB Arena, Bregenz, Austria, 2015, Photo: Markus Tretter
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Yes & No", KUB Arena, Bregenz, Austria, 2015, Photo: Markus Tretter
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World", Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 2014, Digital Image © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photographed by John Wronn
  • Amy Sillman, "Still Life #3", 2014, Oil on canvas, 190.5 x 167.6 cm / 75 x 66 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "Untitled", 2012, Oil on canvas, 49 x 51 inches / 124,5 x 129,5 cm
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "one lump or two", The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, 2013, Photo: Charles Mayer
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "one lump or two", The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, 2013, Photo: Charles Mayer
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "one lump or two", The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, Boston, 2013, Photo: Charles Mayer
  • Amy Sillman, "Fast Painting 1", 2013, Oil on canvas,
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Blues for Smoke", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Amy Sillman, still from the video Draft of a Voice-Over for Split Screen Video Loop, 2012, (made to a poem of the same name by Lisa Robertson) Animated drawing made on an iPad with a drawing app, with sound, 6:06 minutes
  • Amy Sillman "CLUBFOOT", 2011, Oil on canvas, 231.1 x 213 cm / 91 x 83.8 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "WHITE SLOT", 2011, Oil on canvas, 130.2 x 114 cm / 51.25 x 44.8 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "MOUTH", 2011, Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 124.5 cm / 51 x 49 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "THE SLIGHT ONE", 2011, Oil on canvas, 129.2 x 114.3 cm / 50.8 x 45 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "UNTITLED", 2011, Charcoal on paper, 76.2 x 56.5 cm / 30 x 22.2 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "Pinky‘s Rule", 2011, Animated drawings made on an iPhone, 7 minutes 5 seconds, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2011
  • Amy Sillman, "Pinky‘s Rule", 2011, 143 Inkjet prints from animated drawings, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2011
  • Amy Sillman, "Pinky‘s Rule", 2011, 143 Inkjet prints from animated drawings, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2011
  • Amy Sillman, "Pinky‘s Rule", 2011, 143 Inkjet prints from animated drawings, Installation view, Capitain Petzel, 2011
  • Amy Sillman, "Nose", 2010, Oil on canvas, 228.6 x 231.36 / 90 x 84 inches
  • Amy Sillman, front and back cover of The O-G volumes 1, 1-2, 3, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting with Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool", Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2008
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Third Person Singular", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Third Person Singular", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Third Person Singular", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Amy Sillman, "S", 2007, Oil on canvas, 114.3 x 99.1 cm / 45 x 39 inches
  • Amy Sillman, "Psychology Today", 2006, Oil on canvas, 233.7 x 213.4 cm / 92 x 84 inches
  • Amy Sillman, Installation view, "Horizon Line", University of North Texas, Denton, 2004

AMY SILLMAN

 

Born in 1955, Detroit, MI

 

EDUCATION

 

1995
MFA, Bard College, Elaine de Kooning Memorial Fellowship, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

1979
BFA, School of Visual Art, New York, NY

 

1975
New York University, New York, NY

 

1973
Beloit College, St. Beloit, WI

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Amy Sillman: Metamorphoses, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

 

2016

the ALL-OVER, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

stuff change, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

 

2015

Yes & No, KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

 

2014

A Moveable Feast – Part XIV, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

2013

Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two, ICA Boston, MA; Aspen Art Museum and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

either or and, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

 

2012

A shape that listens: new drawings, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

Draft of a Voice-over for Split Screen Video Loop, castillo/corrales, Paris, France

Pinky’s Rule (with Charles Bernstein), Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York, NY

 

2011

Thumb Cinema, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

 

2010

Transformer (or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?), Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

 

2009

zum Gegenstand, Carlier / Gebauer, Berlin

Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York, NY

 

2008

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA

Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Tang Museum, at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, NY

 

2007

Person, place or thing, Carlier / Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Suitors and Strangers, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston Art Museum, Houston, TX (curated by Claudia Schmuckli)

 

2006

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

 

2005

The Other One, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA

 

2004

ICA Ramp Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;

Horizon Line, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

 

2003

I am curious (yellow), Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

 

2002

Letters from Texas, Jaffe-Friede Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHPaintings, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

A Long Drawing, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001

Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

 

2000

Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY

 

1998

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

 

1996

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

 

1994

Lipton Owens Company, New York, NY

 

1991

Ledis Flam Gallery, New York, NY

 

1988

Kanoria Centre for Art, Ahmedabad, India

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post Digital Age, TCNJ Art Gallery at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Nice Weather, Skarstedt, New York, NY (curated by David Salle)

The Collapse of the Mindís Ordering System Leads to Some Rather Wanton Developments, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Alexi Kukuljevic)

Life of Forms, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Jamillah James)

Tales of Ratiocination, Campoli Presti, London, UK

Autobiography, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2015

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany

Better than de Kooning, Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany
Painting after Technology, Tate Modern, London, UK

48 Drawings, Spike Berlin, Berlin, Germany

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II – Brooklyn As The Painting Capital of the World, Life on Mars Gallery, New York, NY

The Radiants, Bortolami X Green Tea Gallery, New York, NY (curated by United Brothers and Jacob King)

 

2014

Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY (curated by Stacey Gershon and Deborah Goodman Davis)

NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Puzzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner)

Live and Let Die, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK

Eloge de la raretÈ, BibliothÈque nationale de France, Paris, France

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA

In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition at Pierogi, Pierogi, New York, NY

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY

 

2013

Blues for Smoke, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

Abstract Mash-Up II: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, New York, NY

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

2012

It’s Always Sunny on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Painting in Space, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA; traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Wexner Center for the Arts, Minnapolis, MN,

Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections of the SFMOMA Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA

 

2011

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, (curated by Trevor Schoonmaker); ICA Boston, Boston, MA; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Creating a New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

Absence Presence: Contemporary Abstraction, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

 

2010

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA

New Art for a New Century: Recent Acquisitions 2000-2009, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

 

2009

Team SHaG, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Shifting the Gaze: painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Paint Made Flesh, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (curated by Mark Scala)

Blue, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

The Ballad that Becomes an Anthem, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

Cave Painting, PSM, Berlin, Germany

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings 

Collection, MoMA, New York, NY

Landscape Revisited, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY (curated by Dodie Kazanjian)

Fluchtige Zeiten, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Primitif Compliqué, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Seriously Funny, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA), Scottsdale, AZ

 

2008

Prospect.1 New Orleans, International Biennial, New Orleans, LA (curated by Dan Cameron)

Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting with Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl et al. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Order. Desire. Light. : An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Color Climax, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

Red Dot Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL

From One O to the Other, Orchard Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007

Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Queens Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

In Context; Collage + Abstraction, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

2006

The Triumph of Painting part 4, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York, New York, NY

 

2005

CUT, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA

Post Modern, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

Landscape Confection, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

 

2004

Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

Wonderland, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA

Affect, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA

True Stories, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS

Beginning Here: 101 Ways, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

 

2003

Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; University of North Texas, Denton, TX; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

 

2002

Officina America ReteEmiliaRomagna, Gallaria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

Chiostri di San Domenico, Imola, Italy

Galleria Comunale ex Pescheria, Cesena, Italy

Palazzo dell’ Arengo, Rimini, Italy

A Long Drawing, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

 

2001

Six Contemporary Artists, The Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, NY

718 Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL

Works on Paper, Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY

The Approximative, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

Passing Through, Shaqab College of Design Arts, Doha, Qatar

Expanding Tradition, Contemporary works influenced by Indian miniatures, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York, NY

American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY

Pixerina Witcherina, University Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 

2000

Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyan

The Brooklyn Zoo, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, Joanne Greenbaum – three New York based painters, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, New York, NY

Group Show, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

 

1999

Works on Paper: Mentor, Sillman, Chagoya, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cosmogram, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

I’m Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

The Stroke, Exit Art, New York, NY (selection by Kerry James Marshall)

Parallel Lines: Mix and Match, Karen McCready Fine Arts, New York, NY

Compliment (collaboration with Jef Scharf), The Educational Alliance, New York, NY

New etchings and monotypes, Quartet Editions, New York

Turning the Century, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York

Paper View, Fordham University, New York, NY

Drawing Into Paint, Alfred University, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing in the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Brooklyn, New Work, Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH

 

1998

The New Surrealism with Team SHaG, collaborative painting with David Humphrey and Elliott Green), Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY

Cluster Bomb, Morrison-Judd, London, UK

Personal Touch, Art in General, New York, NY

From Here to Eternity: Painting in the 1990’s, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY

Pop Surrealism (with Team SHaG), The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Codex USA, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK

Drawings, Graham Modern Gallery, New York, NY

The Secret Charts (collaboration with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh), Jonctions Festival, Brussels, Belgium

 

1997

Drawings and Paintings, Brent Sikkema/Wooster Gardens, New York, NY

Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Current Undercurrents: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

New York Drawers (Pierogi 2000 flat files), Gasworks, London, UK

Distraction, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

Irredeemable Skeletons, Sillman + Smith, London, UK

Team SHaG (collaborative with Humphrey and Green), Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

Nu-Glu, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY

 

1996

Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York, NY

 

1995

Summer Group Show, Stefano Basilico, New York, NY

Wheel of Fortune, Lombard Fried Gallery, New York, NY

Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York, NY

International Graphics Biennial, Gyor, Hungary

Invitational Exhibition, Annina Nosei, New York, NY

Obsession, Chassie Post Gallery, New York, NY

 

1994

Arabesque, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

Out West and Back East, Work from LA and New York, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

 

1993

Figure as Fiction, Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH

 

1993

Paintings, Trial Balloon Gallery, New York, NY

Paintings, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY

1920, Exit Art, New York, NY

Mating Instinct, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition, Stux Gallery, New York, NY

 

1992

Seven Rooms / Seven Curators (with Four Walls), P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, NY

 

1991

New Generations: New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Lyric: Uses of beauty at the end of the century, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

Amy Sillman and Terry Adkins, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, John Post Lee Gallery, New York, NY

The Painting Project, Part 1, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY

 

1989

Amy Sillman/Dina Ghen, Ledis Flam Gallery, New York, NY

Climate ’89, E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York, NY

 

1988

Real Democracy, Four Walls at White Columns, New York, NY

 

1987

Artists Books, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

 

1986

Selections 34, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

 

1984

On View: Michael Byron, Lisa Hoke, Amy Sillman, The New Museum, New York, NY

 

1982

Visionary Landscapes, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY

 

GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

 

2009

The American Academy in Berlin: Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters, Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, Berlin, Germany

 

2002

Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

 

2001

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Painting, New York, NY

 

1999

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY

Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, New Orleans, LA

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY

Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship/Residency, Umbria, Italy

 

1995

NEA Fellowship in Painting, Washington, DC

 

1994

NYSCA Project Residencies, Painting Grant, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, New York, NY

 

1992

Macdowell Residence, Peterborough, NH

 

1989

Art Matters, Inc., Painting Grant, New York, NY

Yaddo Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

1988

Kanoria Centre for Art, Artist in Residence, Ahmedabad, India

 

1985

New York Foundation for the Arts, Painting Grant, New York, NY

 

1984

Yaddo Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

1982

New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Painting Grant, NJ

 

1981

Ossabaw Island Colony, GE

 

TEACHING

 

1996 –

Bard College, Assistant Professor in Painting, undergraduate level, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

2001

Bard College, Co-Chair in Painting, MFA Program, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Resident Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine

 

2000

Visiting Artist, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

1998

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Painting, Chicago, IL

 

1996 – 2000

Visiting Critic, Parsons School of Design, MFA / Fine Art program, New York, NY

 

1996

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Painting, Chicago, IL

 

1993

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Painting, Chicago, IL

 

1990 – 1995

Bennington College, Instructor in Painting and Drawing, Bennington, VT

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

1990 -1995
Co-organizer/curator, Four Walls, New York, NY

 

MUSEUMS & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, UK

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

Jack S. Blanton Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

KB Home Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Museo di Art Modern e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto (MART), Trento, Italy

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), San Francisco, CA

Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

ART das kunstmagazin
Die Suche nach der Peinlichkeit, by Sandra Danicke, art - das Kunstmagazin, July 21, 2016

Monopol
Gebt ihr das Rosa! by Jens Hinrichsen, Monopol, January 2016

TEXTE ZUR KUNST
A Lump, A Disco Ball, An Ugly Mountain - December 2013