Alyson Shotz

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Alyson Shotz. 'The Shape of Space' at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in 2007

Alyson Shotz is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and an MFA from the University of Washington in 1991.

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:

Art reviews[edit]

The New York Times:

  • "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[edit]

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


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