Alyson Shotz investigates issues of perception and space with sculptures made from a range of synthetic materials such as mirror, glass beads, plastic lenses, thread and steel wire.
In The New York Times, Karen Rosenberg wrote: "Ms. Shotz evokes natural phenomena with accumulations of beads, pins and other common materials...Often they respond to the challenge of visualizing concepts from theoretical physics (string theory, dark matter)."
Her works are in the collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Recent exhibitions include:
- "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature," at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton NY
- "Pattern: Follow the Rules," at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
- "Fluid State," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
- "Ecliptic," Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
- "Geometry of Light," Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan
- "The More Things Change," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
- "Sightings: Alyson Shotz," Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
- "Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
- "Standing Wave," Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
- "5+5: New Perspectives," Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
- "Material World," Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
- "New Work: Žilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
- "Currents: Recent Acquisitions," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
- "The Shapes of Space," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
- "Light and Landscape," Sept. 21, 2012
- "Phase Shift," March 13, 2009
- "Space Exploration, Conducted on a Spiral," July 20, 2007
- "The Artist as the Star of a Silent Comedy," March 6, 2005
- "Impressions of the Yard, Visual and Olfactory," June 27, 2003
Permanent Public Installations
Stanford University, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Palo Alto, CA
University of South Florida, Carol and Frank Morsani Health Center, Tampa, Fl.
Ohio University, ARC building, Athens, Ohio
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, New York, NY
University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia