Amy Sillman


Born in Detroit MI, 1955

Lives and works in New York NY



Bard College (MFA), NY New York, Elaine de Kooning Memorial Fellowship, 1995

School of Visual Arts (BFA), NY New York, 1979

New York University, New York NY, 1975

Beloit College, Beloit WI, 1973



Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2015

Graduate Program in Visual Art, Columbia University, New York, 2006-2010

Chair of Painting Department, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY, 2002-2013

Solo Exhibitions



Amy Sillman: After Metamorphoses, Video Gallery, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis MO



Twice Removed, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY



Amy Sillman, The Arts Club Chicago, Chicago IL



Landline, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
Mostly Drawing, Gladstone 64 Gallery, New York NY



Amy Sillman: ein Paar, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

After Metamorphoses, The Drawing Center, New York NY: travelled to: Albright-Knox Gallery, Bufffalo, New York NY



the All-Over, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

Stuff Change, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York NY



Yes & No, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria



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



either or and, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

One Lump or Two, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston MA; travelled to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2014) and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY (2014)



A Shape that Listens: New Drawings, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

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

The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA



Body Gesture, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR

Thumb Cinema, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany                                                                                                                
Amy Sillman & Charles Bernstein: Duplexities, Elizabeth Murray Art Wall at Bowery Arts + Science, New York NY



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



zum Gegenstand, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany



Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; [travelled to: The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY]



New Color Etchings, Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco CA

Person, Place or Thing, Galerie Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas MI

Suitors & Strangers, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston TX



Amy Sillman, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York NY



The Other One, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Culver City CA



ICA Ramp project: Amy Sillman: Procession, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Horizon Line, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton TX



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



Letters from Texas, Jaffe-Friede Strauss Galleries, Hopins Center, Dartmouth College, Hannover NH

Paintings, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City CA



Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy



Brent Sikkema, New York NY



Casey Kaplan, New York NY



Casey Kaplan, New York NY



Lipton Owens Company, New York NY



Ledia Flam Gallery, New York NY



Kanoria Centre for Art, Ahmedabad, India



Group Exhibitions  



New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA

Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY



Painting the Essential: New York, 1980 – Present, Timothy Taylor Gallery, online exhibition 



From Hand to  Mind, carlier | gebauer, Madrid, Spain 

sotto voce, Brotolami, New York NY

Artists I Steal From, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, England

Forever Young: 10 Years Museum Brandhorst, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Captain Petzel, Galerie Mezzanin, Geneva, Switzerland
Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti, Venice, Italy

Notebook, 56 Henry, New York NY


Hand Drawn Action Packed, organised by Hayward Touring, New Museum + Gallery, St Albans, England, travelling to: Wolverhampton Art Galery, Wolverhampton, England; The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales

Noon – One, CANADA, New York NY

A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I), Gordon Robichaux, New York NY

N.O.W. (New On the Wall), Puzzuti Collection, Columbus OH

The Mechanics of Fluids, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY

Inherent Structures, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

I’m a Believer: Pop Art and Contemporary Art from the Lenbachhaus and KiCo Foundation, Munich, Germany



Artist-run Magazines. The Magazine as Medium. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Women Painting, Miami Dade College, Miami FL

Drawing Islands, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York NY

Degrees of Abstraction, Crown Point Press, San Francisco CA

Citings/Sightings, Lennon Weinberg, New York NY
Inhabiting Worlds, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord MA

Rest in the Furrows of My Skin, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH

99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI

Surfacing, James Harris Gallery, Seattle WA

The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis MO
We Need to Talk… Petzel Gallery, New York NY

Plages, Campoli Presti, Paris, France



Your Swath, My Jab, DREI, Cologne, Germany

Belief + Doubt: Selections From the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale FL

See sun, and think shadow, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

Malerei als Film, Kunsthalle Darmstatadt, Darmstadt, Germany

KALEIDOSCOPE: Mystics and Rationalists, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England

Life of Forms, Mary Boone Gallery, New York NY                                                                                                                           
A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles CA

The Collapse of the Mind’s Ordering System Leads to Some Rather Wanton Developments, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Autobiography, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

There’s no place that I am, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY

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

Nice Weather, Skarstedt, New York NY

Tales of Ratiocination, Campoli Presti, London, England



Better than de Kooning, Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

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

America Is Hard To See, Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY

The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston MA

The Pleasure of the Text, Campoli Presti, London

Sorry, I’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

The Radiants, Bortolami X Green Tea Gallery, New York NY

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



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

Eloge de la rareté, Bibliothéque nationale de France, Paris, France

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

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

2014 Whitney Biennial, curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

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

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

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

Outside the Lines – Painting: A Love Story. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX



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

Blues for Smoke, Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio

Working Proofs: A Revelation, Crown Point Press, San Francisco CA

The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York NY



The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA; travelled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY; Wexner Center for the Arts, Minneapolis MN

Paper Band, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York NY

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

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Painting in Space, Luhring Augustine, New York NY

Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection, San Francisco CA



The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston MA

Mouthing (the Sentient Limb), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL

A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York NY

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

The Medium of Contingency, Thomas Dane, London UK



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

At Home / Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture (CCS), Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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

Summer Group Show, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles CA

The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Collect With Us, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York NY

The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales, Castillo/Corrales, Paris, France

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles



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

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

Picturing the Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Primitif Compliqué, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire Bruxelles, Brussels

Fluchtige Zeiten, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Landscape Revisited, Park Avenue Armory, New York NY



Oranges and Sardines, Hammer Museum at UCLA, LA, CA,

Prospect.1 New Orleans, international contemporary art biennial, New Orleans LA

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

Happy Vacation, Jane Kim / Thrust Projects, New York NY



Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita KS, travelled to: 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

The Line of Time and the Plane of Now Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

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

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

Jerks, Balks, Outblurts and Jump-Overs, Raid Projects, Los Angeles CA



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

New Now Next, The Contemporary Blanton Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX

The Triumph of Painting - Part 4, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Landscape Confection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA

Frontiers - Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA



Cut, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Culver City CA

Post Modern, Greene Naftali, New York NY

Landscape Confection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX



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

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

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 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

200 Drawings: Annie Herron and Barry Blinderman Select from the Pierogi Flatfile Illinois State University, Normal Il

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



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

Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY



Officina America ReteEmiliaRomagna, Gallaria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, moved to: 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 NY



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

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

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



Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyan WI

Painting Generation: 1920 –2000, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York NY

Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, Joanne Greenbaum, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Greater New York, P.S.1, New York NY

Group Show, Brent Sikkema, New York NY



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

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

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, NY

Cosmogram, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

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

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

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

New Work, Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati OH



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, England

Personal Touch, Art in General, New York NY

Commitment to Image, University of North Texas, Denton Texas

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

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

Codex USA, Entwistle Gallery, London, England

Drawings, Graham Modern Gallery, New York NY

The Secret Charts, Jonctions Festival, Brussels, Belgium



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 Art Gallery, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Greensboro NC

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

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

Distraction, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago IL

Irredeemable Skeletons, Sillman + Smith, London, UK

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

Nu-Glu, Joseph Hellman, New York NY



Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York NY



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, Anina Nosei, New York NY

Obsession, Chassie Post Gallery, New York NY



Arabesque, PPOW, New York, NY

Out West and Back East New Work from LA and NY, Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, CA



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

Paintings, Trial Balloon Gallery, New York, NY

Mating Instinct, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition, Stux Gallery, New York NY

Paintings, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York NY

1920, Exit Art, New York NY



Seven Rooms/Seven Curators (with four walls), P.S.1., Long Island City 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

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/Dina Ghen, Ledis Flam Gallery, New York NY



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



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



Artists Books, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL



Selections 34, The Drawing Center, New York NY



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



Visionary Landscapes, PS 122 Gallery, New York NY



Public Collections

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park FL

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Trento, Italy

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FL

Saatchi Gallery, London, England

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

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

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Jewish Museum Collection, New York NY


Photo: Tess Mayer
Photo: Tess Mayer