Alyson Shotz Biography


Solo Exhibitions

2012 Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (forthcoming)
2011 Anderson Sandstrom Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (forthcoming)
Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan (forthcoming)
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2010 Sightings: Alyson Shotz, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Standing Wave, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2009 Phase Shift, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Drawing Through Space, The Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2008 Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish NH
Derek Eller Gallery, New York (project room)
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Infinite Space, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Topologies, curated by Jane Simon, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI and
the Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (Project Room)
2005 C2, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL
Derek Eller Gallery, New York , NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2004 The Shape of Space, Rice University, Houston, TX
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (Project Room)
Simple Forms, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, FL
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga, NY
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Lemon Sky Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Susan Inglett, New York, NY
1998 Susan Inglett, New York, NY
1997 Lemon Sky Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Susan Inglett, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, Institute of Contemporary Art,
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2010 The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Ways of Seeing: E.V. Day, Richard Dupont, Alyson Shotz, Carolina Nitsch Gallery, New York,
NY
Material World: Sculpture to Environment, Massachusetts Museum of
Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Transparency & Trans-Formations: American Art at the Residence, United States Embassy in
Stockholm, Sweden
Storm King at Fifty, 5 + 5: New Perspectives, Storm King Arts Center, Mountainville, NY
Face Your Demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, NY
The Age of the Marvellous, Holy Trinity Church, London
Ten Years: Carolina Nitsch Editions, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY
2009 Living Color: Selections from the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Garden, Washington, DC
Selections from the Kramarsky Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente,
Segovia, Spain
Sparkle and Glitter, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Under the Influence, Girls Club Collection, Miami, FL
2008 New Work: Zilvinias Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple, San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, San Francisco, CA
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Washington, DC
Making Visible, the Invisible: Abstract Art from MMOCA’s Private Collection, Madison
Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Under the Influence, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
In A Pure Land, Isis Gallery, London, UK
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
From Nature, Carolina Nitsch, New York, NY
multiXply, A + D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
New Prints 2008, International Print Center New York, NY
Boson Exotic, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2007 The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
All You Desire, P.P.O.W., New York, NY
Written in Light, curated by Zeljka Himbele, Art in General and Bloomberg LP at
Bloomberg LP’s New York HQ, New York, NY
2006 Light x Eight, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Garden, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Deep Freeze, Mehr Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Art Rock 2006, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
3D: An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Uneasy Nature, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Labrynths, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, RI
Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, NY
Alyson Shotz & Julianne Schwartz, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2004 Spectrums: Newer Imaging in Photography and Photography-Related Artwork, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Excavating the (ideal) Landscape, Minnetta Brook, Beacon, NY
Needful Things: Contemporary Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Editions Spotlight: Carolina Nitsch Editions, Barbara Krakow, Boston, MA
reGenerations: Environmental Art in California, Armory Center for the Arts, Los
Angeles, CA
2003 Yard, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
Glassroots, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
Unnaturally, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, ICI Tour: Contemporary Art Museum, USF,
Tampa, FL
Fisher Gallery, USC, Regina Quick Center for the Arts, NY, Copia Center for the Arts,
Napa, CA
Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
bits 'n' pieces, curated by Beth Venn, D.u.m.b.o. Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
In Medias Res, Exit Art, curated by Anne Ellegood, New York, NY
2002 Mirror Mirror, MASS MOCA, MA
Fictions in Wonderland, Beverly Reynolds Gallery, VA
Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Dangerous Beauty, curated by Manon Slome, JCC, NY
2001 Digital Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Plant Life, curated by Patrick Callery, K.S. Art, New York, NY
Being There, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Material Whirled, Art in General, New York, NY
Sensing the Forest, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Mixed Greens at Space 101, Williamsburg, NY
Let's Get to Work, Susquehanna Art Museum, PA
2000 Pastoral Pop, The Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, New York, NY
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Wildlife, organized by James Cohan Gallery, NY at Reynolds Gallery, VA
Editions Spotlight: Muse-X Editions, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
The Living End, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
Not a Theme Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Showroom, RCCA: The Arts Center, Troy, NY
1999 Photasm, Union College and tour to Hunter College, New York, NY
Sound Foundations: Audio in Video, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, NY
Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Nature is Not Romantic, Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY
comfort, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Media Library, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
New Video from The Outpost, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Pop-Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1998 Coming Off The Wall, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
1997 Dead-Fit Beauty, Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York , NY
Giftland V: Consumerism , Printed Matter, New York, NY
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1996 Giftland V: Democra$y, Printed Matter, New York, NY
1996 Alem de Agua: Copiacabana, el Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte
Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Anxious Times, Weber State University, Salt Lake City, UT
1995 August 28, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Fools Day, 12 Warren, New York, NY
1994 The Natural World, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
1990 1990 Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
A Day Without Art, Museum for Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD

Selected Bibliography

2010 Esplund, Lance, “A Five-Decade Marriage of Nature and Art,” The Wall Street Journal, July 10
Barker, Godfrey, “Market Forces”, ES Magazine, March 19, p. 15
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Turning Piano Wire into Light”, ArtNews, January
2009 Rushworth, Katherine, “Space, Light and Life: Warehouse Gallery Exhibit Features Works that
Seem to Breathe”, The Post-Standard Syracuse, November 29
Sexton, Elaine, “Alyson Shotz at Derek Eller Gallery”, Art in America, September
Rosenberg, Karen, "Alyson Shotz: Phase Shift," The New York Times, March 13, p. C23
Cotter, Holland, "On the Piers, Testing the Waters in a Down Market," The New York Times,
March 6, p.C23
Kessels, Erik. “Fascinatie,” Adformatie Netherlands, March 5
Finch, Elizabeth, "New York New Drawings", exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte
Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2008 Chavez, Anja, "Sculpture Today: A Conversation with Alyson Shotz," Sculpture, Vol. 27, No.9,
November, cover and pgs 24-29
Stockwell, Craig. "Art Reviews: Alyson Shotz," Art New England, October/November, p. 57
Rosenberg, Karen, "Landscapes for Frankenstein," The New York Times, August 1
Newhall, Edith, "Photos and sculptures at Locks", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 2
2007 Roberta Smith, “Space Exploration, Conducted on a Spiral”, The New York Times, July 20
Carol Vogel, “The Week Ahead: Apr. 8-14: Art”, The New York Times, April 8
Katya Kazakina, “Bead Cocoons, Blavatsky Asleep, Leipzig Turbulence: Chelsea Art”,
Bloomberg.com, March 2
2006 Jane Simon, “Alyson Shotz:Topologies”, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, exhibition catalogue, December
Emily Hall, “Ayson Shotz: C2”, Kevin Bruk Gallery, December
“Alyson Shotz”, Jane, December 2006/January 2007
“Rocking Art at Rockefeller Center”, The New York Sun, May 10
“Artists at Work”, In New York Magazine, May 2006, p. 9
2005 “Gallery’s new artist-in-residence aims to connect viewers with nature”, Yale Bulletin,
December 2
“New York: Alyson Shotz: Derek Eller”, Sculpture, October 2005
“Goings on About Town: Galleries Chelsea: Alyson Shotz at Derek Eller”, The New
Yorker, April 11
Ken Johnson, “Alyson Shotz”, The New York Times, April 1, E27
Brita Brundage, “Reflections/Deceptions”, Fairfield County Weekly, March 10
Benjamin Genocchio, “Quiet Dazzle and Chaotic Chime”, The New York Times, March 6
Kelly Klaasmeyer, “Through a Glass Lightly”, Rice Sallyport, p. 38
Alfredo Triff, “The Simple Forms”, Miami New Times, April 8
Elisa Turner, “Alyson Shotz: The Simple Forms”, Miami Herald, April 4
David Pagel, “Reality and Irony Collide”, The LosAngeles Times, January 2
2003 Ian Berry, “A Slight Magnification of Altered Things”, (exhibition catalogue), The Tang Teaching
Museum
Kevin Pratt, “Yard: Socrates Sculpture Park”, Artforum, September, p. 229
Roberta Smith, “Impressions of the Yard, Visual and Olfactory, The New York Times,
June 27, E28
Kara Van Der Weg, “Yard”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue #57, fall
Goings on About Town, “Alyson Shotz”, The New Yorker, November 11, p. 39
Roger Boyce, "Neither Here nor There: Mirror Mirror at Mass Moca", Art New England,
Feb. 2003, p.16
Tessa Laird, “Gallery Walk: Los Angeles”, Art on Paper, p.74
2002 Jessica Dawson, "Edgy Art in Richmond", Washington Post, 12/26/02, p.C1
Leah Ollman, "Pseudo Nature is Hip but Sterile", LA Times, 12/13/02
Roy Proctor, "Pacesetting Space", Richmond Times Dispatch, 10/27/0, p.H1
Paulette Roberts-Pullen, "Visual Pranks", Style Weekly, 10/30/02, p.27
Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, "Into the Woods", 8/12/02, p.17
ArtKrush.com, "Featured Artist", www.artkrush.com
Kim Levin, "Voice Choice", The Village Voice, 2/19/02, p.104
2001 Lauren Parker, "Knock Knock", Smock Magazine , issue #3, Spring/Summer 2001, p. 107
Daniel Rothbart, "a Walk in the Woods", NY Arts, 9/01, p.22-23
Holland Cotter, "Mixed Greens at Space 101", The New York Times, 5/18/01, p.E29
Anne Wehr, "Artistic Growth", Time Out New York, 4/26/01, issue no. 292
Sara Krajewski, "Blurry Lines", New Art Examiner, March 2001
2000 Jonathan Goodman, "Pastoral Pop", Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 31, fall 2000
Roy Proctor, "Modern Nature", Richmond Times Dispatch, 11/12/00, p.H2
Peter Nagy, "Against Nature", Time Out New York, 8/24/00, issue 257, p.52
Ken Johnson, "Pastoral Pop", The New York Times, 7/11/00, p.E34
Kim Levin, "Voice Choice", The Village Voice, 8/16-8/22/00
Ariella Budick, "Shifting Landscapes", Newsday, 8/20/00
Mario Naves, "It's Not Nice to Fake Mother Nature", The New York Observer,
8/28-9/4/00
The New Yorker, "Pastoral Pop", 8/7/00
New York, "On View: Paradise Paved", 8/7/00
Carol Kino, "The Emergent Factor", Art in America, July 2000, p.47
Katie Clifford, "Alyson Shotz", The New Art Examiner, Feb. 2000, p.53
1999 Sarah Schmerler, "Alyson Shotz", Time Out New York, 10/21/99, p.74
Ken Johnson, "Alyson Shotz", The New York Times, 10/8/99, p.E37
Kim Levin, "Voice Choice", The Village Voice, 10/5/99.
Roberta Smith, "Art Rediscovers a Home on the Upper East Side", The New York
Times, 5/30/99, p.E31
Tracy Adler and Heidi Zuckerman, Nature is Not Romantic (exh. cat.), NY, NY, Hunter
College
Sandy Cullen, "Artist Finds Change Lies Hidden in the Details", Harrisburg Patriot-News,
1/17/99
1998 Jonathan VanDyke, Coming Off the Wall (exh. cat.), Harrisburg, PA, Susquehanna Art
Museum
Sue Spaid, "L.A. Undercover", Art Papers, 3-4/98, p.16
Benedetta Pignatelli, "Visionaire", Specchio , 5/1/98, p.94-95
Grace Bradberry, "The most exclusive fashion magazine in the world", The London Times,
4/8/98
Tom Ford, ed., Visionaire Magazine, 4/98
Klein, Schaffner, Nahas, Pop-Surrealism (exh. cat.), Ridgefield, CT, Aldrich Museum of Art
Faye Hirsch, "Reflective Mimicry", On Paper, March-April, p.41
1997 Amy Cappellazzo. On Paper (exh. cat). University of North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art
Gallery
Holland Cotter, "Dead-Fit Beauty", The New York Times, 2/28/97, p.C32
Dominique Nahas, "Dead-Fit Beauty", Review, 2/15/97, p.30
1996 Martha Schwendener. "Alyson Shotz at Susan Inglett", Art in America, December, p.104
Roberta Smith. "Alyson Shotz at Susan Inglett",The New York Times, April 26, p.C27
Faye Hirsch. "Gene-Seeds", On Paper, Sept.-Oct., p.30-31
Manami Fujimori. "Graceful Touch in High Tech Age", Tokyo, BT Magazine, July, p.113
Kim Levin. "Voice Choice: Alyson Shotz at Susan Inglett", The Village Voice, April 23
1995 Robin Kahn, ed.Time Capsule, pub. by Creative Time and S.O.S intl., New York
1994 Kim Levin. "Voice Choice: The Natural World", The Village Voice, Aug. 16, p.65
Awards
2007 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship
2005-06 Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence, Yale University Art Gallery
2004 The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program
1999 Pollock-Krasner Foundation
1996 Art Matters Foundation
1990 MOCA, Northwest Annual Award
Education
1991 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, MFA
1987 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, BFA

Selected Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Harvard University, Boston, MA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Kunst am Bau Foundation, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Southwest Texas State University, TX
University of Houston, TX
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT





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