Amy Sillman

Alex Katz Chair

Amy Sillman (b.1955, Detroit) is a painter who has lived and worked in NYC since 1975. Her work, rooted in drawing, is a complex investigation of the gestural, material, textual, and psychological procedures of painting.  Sillman has been exhibiting regularly since the 90's, both in the USA and internationally. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide, including MoMA, The Whitney, LA MoCA, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich, the ModernaMuseet in Stockholm, and The Tate Modern in London. Sillman’s mid-career traveling survey show "one lump or two" was curated by Helen Molesworth, and originated at The ICA Boston in 2013, accompanied by a monograph.  A frequent writer herself, Sillman’s book of collected texts and drawings, Faux Pas, was published in Sept 2020 by After 8 Books, Paris. Last fall she curated the exhibition “The Shape of Shape” for MoMA’s re-opening, accompanied by a zine entitled “Shapes” produced for MoMA Magazine. Sillman is represented in New York by Gladstone Gallery, where her current exhibition "Twice Removed" is on view until mid-November 2020.

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Amy Sillman, “Split 2”, 2020, acrylic and oil on linen, 70”x62". Photo: David Regen

 

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