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. Born in Glendale, Arizona, in 1964. 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 concepts of space, light and perception 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)."[1]

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]

Public Collections[edit]

Recent exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Karen (2009-03-13). "Art in Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 

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