Petah Coyne

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Petah Coyne
Born 1953
Oklahoma City
Education Art Academy of Cincinnati, Kent State University
Known for Sculpture
Awards Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Sculpture (1998), John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1989)[1]
Dante's Inferno (Black Cloud) sculpture by Petah Coyne

Petah Coyne is a contemporary American sculptor and photographer. She is known for her large-scale sculptures composed of unconventional, and often organic, materials.[3] Some of her works are in the permanent collections of museums and galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Corcoran Gallery of Art,[4] and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Coyne was born in Oklahoma City in 1953 to a military family that moved several times before settling in Dayton, OH when she was twelve.[2][3] Coyne was home-schooled and as a teenager took courses at the University of Dayton.[2][3] She attended Kent State University from 1972-1973 and then the Art Academy of Cincinnati, from which she graduated in 1977.[6]

Career[edit]

She lives and works in New York and New Jersey.[7] Her most recent solo exhibition at the Mass MoCA (May 29, 2010)[8] features large-scale mixed-media sculptures along with silver gelatin print photographs. Coyne layers wax-soaked materials such as pearls, ribbons and silk flowers into large sculptural forms, often incorporating taxidermied birds and animals.[3]

"The works in this largest retrospective of the artist’s work to date range from her earlier and more abstract sculptures using industrial materials to newer works made of delicate wax. All of Coyne’s works take inspiration from personal stories, film, literature and political events. Coyne takes these sources and applies a Baroque sense of decadent refinement, imbuing her work with a magical quality to evoke intensely personal associations. Together these diverse yet intimately connected periods of Coyne’s practice make evident an evolution, which highlights the artist’s own blend of symbolism alongside an innovative use of materials including black sand, car parts, wax, satin ribbons, trees, silk flowers, and taxidermy."

- Mass MoCA[9]

According to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,[10]

"Coyne belongs to a generation of sculptors—many of them women—who came of age in the late 1980s and forever changed the muscular practice of sculpture with their new interest in nature and a penchant for painstaking craftsmanship, domestic references and psychological metaphor."

— Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Unforgiven sculpture by Petah Coyne

"So that's what I'm trying to do with the white wax pieces I'm doing now - they're about those times that are almost perfect but not quite. You go searching to meet them again, and you're all excited, and it's never quite the same - but you always have the memory. So it's not just about people passing, it's more about friendships that have gone awry or people who have strayed. Just basically, humanity. That's what all these pieces are about.


I wanted to shift away from black, and I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I began to work with Irene Hultman. We did this whole installation, half black, half white, and there was also a performance in which she wore the pieces, or her dancers did. A lot of them come out of hat shapes or chandeliers. The wax is not a normal wax, it's made by a chemist so that it won't melt except at very high temperatures. It can get up to 180 degrees before it melts. In the summer my studio can get up to 120, 125, and in the winter I don't have heat so it's very cold. So these pieces have to be able to freeze."
— Petah Coyne March 24, 1994. In her Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
- Petah Coyne March 24, 1994. In her studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2016 “Petah Coyne: A Free Life,” Nunu Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2014 “Petah Coyne: The Unconsoled,” ADAA: The Art Show 2014, New York, New York

2010 “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” MASS MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

2009 “Petah Coyne,” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

2008 “Petah Coyne: Vermilion Fog,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

2005 “Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin,” Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York.
Traveled through 2006 to Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

2004 “Petah Coyne: Hairworks,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Paris Blue – New Collection,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

2002 “Petah Coyne: Sculpture and Photography,” Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001 “Petah Coyne: Fairy Tales,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee

“White Rain,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Spring Snow,” Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

“Petah Coyne,” Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

“Petah Coyne: Fairy Tales, Sculpture and Related Photographs,” Wright State University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1999 “Petah Coyne: Fairy Tales,” Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

1998 “Fairy Tales,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Monastic Sightings: Buddhists on the Move,” Photography Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

“Petah Coyne: Photographs,” Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York.
Traveled to Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

1996 “black/white/black,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Traveled through 2007 to The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

“Photographs,” Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York

1994 “Petah Coyne: Recent Sculpture,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

1992 “Petah Coyne,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
Traveled through 1993 to Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Museum of Art, Olin Art Center, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Beauty and the Beast,” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York.
Traveled to Artists Space, New York, New York

1991 “Petah Coyne: Recent Sculpture,” Diane Brown Gallery, New York, New York

“Petah Coyne: Recent Work,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

“Installation by Petah Coyne,” Art Gallery, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

1989 “Untitled Installation: A Grand Lobby Project,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

“Recent Sculpture,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

1988 “Petah Coyne: 1987 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Fellow,” Picture Gallery, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

1987 “Petah Coyne: Artist in Residence 1987,” Sculpture Center, New York, New York

“Special Projects,” P.S.1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions


2018 “Vision of the Other Worlds,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, New York

“Thinly Veiled,” Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2017 “Revival,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

“No Boundaries,” Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York

“Glasstress Boca Raton,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

“Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass,” Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

2016 “RE-ACTION, genealogy and countercanon,” Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain

“Narrative/Collaborative,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“For the Love of Things: Still Life,” Albrignt-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

“Contemporary Redux: Selections from the Collection,” Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

“Drawing for Sculpture,” TSA New York, Brooklyn, New York

2015 “Glasstress 2015 Gotika,” Palazzo Franchetti/Instituto Venezia di Scienza, Lettere, e Arti, Campo S. Stefano, Venice

“Into Dust,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Ars Memoria: A Selection from MOCA’s Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, Florida

2014 “Ciclo,” (Cycle), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil—São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Brazil

“Birds of a Feather,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

“Late Harvest: Taxidermy, Posthumanism, and Contemporary Art,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

“Exterior Spaces, Interior Places,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

“30 x 2, 4 x 2: Holy and Profane,” Nunu Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan

“Depth and Meaning: 20th Anniversary Gifts,” Kemper Museum of Cotemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

2013 “Kiasma Hits,” Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

“Resonance: Audible Silence in Portraiture,” University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

“Summer Exposure,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections,” Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

2012 “DECADE: Contemporary Collection 2002–2012,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

“Close Relations and A Few Black Sheep: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

2011 “Exit Art, Printed Histories: 15 Years of Exit Art Print Portfolios 1995–2011,” Exit Art, New York, New York

“Notations: Everyday Disturbances,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The Big Reveal,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

“Out of the Dark Room: The David Kronn Collection,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

“Adrift: A New Visions Series,” Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

“Interventions in the Landscape,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Open Process: New Works by Miami Artists,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

2010 “Houdini: Art and Magic,” The Jewish Museum, New York, New York.
Traveled through 2012 to Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

“The Fifth Genre: Considering the Contemporary Still Life,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010),” Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Exposure: Photos from the vault,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

“Pleasure Point: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Collectors,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California

“185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, New York

“Desire,” The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

“The Language of Flowers,” CRG Gallery, New York, New York

2009 “Trail Blazers in the 21st Century: Contemporary Prints and Photographs published by Exit Art,” Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

“Reflection, Refraction, Reconfiguration,” University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2008 “Roots & Ties II,” Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“Time/Frame,” Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

“21: Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

“Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion,” Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
Traveled through 2009 to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York; and The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York

“Under the Influence,” Art + Culture Center of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Selections from the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

2007 “Contemporary and Cutting Edge: Pleasures of Collecting, Part III,” Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

“New at the Nasher,” Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

“Passion Complex: Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery,” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

“Shadow,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Uncontained,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

“Back to the Future: Contemporary Art from the Mead Collection,” Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

2006 “Material Actions,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California

“ARS 06: Sense of the Real,” Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

“3D - An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture,” Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Art on the Edge: Modern & Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

“Waxworks,” Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

“In Focus: 75 Years of Collecting American Photography,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

2005 “The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice,” Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

“Neo-Baroque!” Byblos Art Gallery, Verona, Italy

“Nine Contemporary Sculptors: Fellows of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial,” UBS Art Gallery, New York, New York

“Steven Scott Collects: Donations and Promised Gifts to the Permanent Collection,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

2004 “American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection 1900-1960,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

“On Edge,” Rhodes + Mann, London, United Kingdom

“Ten,” Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Kansas

“Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections,” The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

“Behind Closed Doors,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

“Food, Clothing and Shelter,” Oniasaburo Gallery, Interfaith Center of New York, New York, New York

“The Print Show,” Exit Art, New York, New York

“Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Traveled to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

2003 “Materials, Metaphors, Narratives: Work by Six Contemporary Artists,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper Since 1960,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

“Cold Comfort,” Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

2002 “Petah Coyne/Ann Hamilton,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

“Other Bodies,” Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

“Shift,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Into the Woods,” Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

“Flat Not Flat: Four Sculptors Confront the Wall,” Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

“Eve and the Snake,” Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg, Germany

“Feminism and Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

“What’s Hot and New in 2002: A Print and Photography Exhibition and Sale,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

“Time Distance and Memory,” Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York

2001 “Artists Take On Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

“Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, California;
Traveled through 2004 to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

2000 “Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists,” Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

“SCULPTography,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“The Glen Dimplex Artists Award 2000,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

“Whitney Biennial 2000,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

“Muscle: Power of the View,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

“The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000,” Exit Art, New York, New York

“Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

“Rapture,” Bakalar and Huntington Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

“Object Lessons: Selections from the Robert J. Shiffler Foundation,” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

1999 “Photographs by Painters, Photographers, Sculptors,” Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, New York

“Millennium Messages,” Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York.
Traveled through 2001 to Tufts University Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; and Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

“Best of Season: Selected Work from the 1998-1999 Manhattan Exhibition Season,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

“Surroundings: Responses to the American Landscape, Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

“Drawing in the Present Tense,” Aronson and Main Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York;
Traveled through 2000 to Julian Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks North Dakota; Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

“Souvenirs/Documents: 20 years,” P.S. 122, New York, New York

“Domestic Pleasures,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“Permanent Collection,” The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

“Artists in Purgatory,” Purgatory Pie Press and Collaborators, Long Island University, Salena Gallery, Long Island, New York

“26 Sculptors in their Environments,” Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York

“Object Lessons: Selection from the Robert J. Shiffler Foundation,” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

1998 “Coming Off the Wall,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“Connections & Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from Atlanta Collections,” Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

“The Human Habit,” William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, Virginia

“Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California

“Masters of the Masters: MFA Faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York 1983-1998,” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

“House of Wax,” The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Sculptors and their Environments,” Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, New York, New York.
Traveled to Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

“Preview, Review,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

“The Tip of the Iceberg,” Art Resources, New York, New York

1997 “Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection,” International Center of Photography, New York, New York

“Post Construction,” Vakin Schwartz, Atlanta, Georgia

“Selections from the Collections,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

“Biennial Exhibition for Public Art,” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

“Partners in Printmaking: Works from Solo Impression,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

“Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, California

1996 “Simple Gifts: A Selection of Gifts to the Collection from Lily Auchincloss,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

“Partners in Printmaking: Works from Solo Impression,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

“Transforming the Social Order,” Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Inside,” California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California

“Graphics from Solo Impression Inc.,” Members’ Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

“Square Bubbles,” Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York

1995 “The Invisible Force: Nomadism as Art Practice,” Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

“Inside/Outside: From Sculpture to Photography,” Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York

“Essence and Persuasion: The Power of Black and White,” Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

“Other Choices/Other Voices,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

“Object Lessons: Feminine Dialogues with the Surreal,” Massachusetts College of Art, Huntington Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1994 “Digressions,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, New York

“Prints from Solo Impression Inc.,” The College of Wooster Art Museum, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

“Fabricated Nature,” Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho.
Traveled to University of Wyoming Art Museum, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia

“The Garden of Sculptural Delights,” Exit Art / The First World, New York, New York

“In the Lineage of Eva Hesse," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1993 “Drawings: 30th Anniversary Exhibition,” Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York

“Nine Sculptors and their Printer,” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

“25 Years, A Retrospective,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

“Monumental Propaganda,” Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York, New York.
Traveled through 1998 to International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Saskatchewan, Canada; Muckenthaler Art Center, Fullerton, California; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Lenin Museum, Tampere, Finland; Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden; Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Lubiljana, Slovenia. Organized by Independent Curators International

“Forest of Visions,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Traveled to Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

“Testwall,” TZ’Art & Co., New York, New York

“Artist & Homeless Collaborative Project,” Visual Arts Gallery, Henry Street Settlement, New York, New York

1992 “Miauhaus,” Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York

“Natural Forces / Human Observations,” Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1991 “Contemporary Collectors,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California

“Vital Forces: Nature in Contemporary Abstraction,” Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York

“10th Annual Awards in the Visual Arts,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Traveled through 1992 to Albuquerque Museum of Art, History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; The BMW Gallery, New York, New York

“le Plaisir de la Raison,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

1990 “Visions 90, in Art Contemporain 1990,” La galerie d’art lavalin in collaboration with Centre international d’art contemporian de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“Detritus: Transformation and Re-Construction,” Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York

“The (Un) Making of Nature,” A two-part exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, New York and Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, New York.
Traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, Connecticut

“American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

“Visiting Artist Exhibition,” Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

“From Earth to Archetype,” Ledis Flam Gallery, New York, New York

1989 “Terra Firma: Land and Landscape in Art of the 1980s,” Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York

“Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women,” Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, New York.
Traveled to: Blum Helman Gallery, Warehouse Space, New York, New York; Murray State University, Murray, KY; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York; University of Oklahoma, Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma

“The Emerging Figure,” Norton Gallery Of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Traveled to The Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

1988 ”David And Goliath,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

“Shape Shifting,” Cavin-Morris, New York, New York

“Life forms: Contemporary Organic Sculpture,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

“Primitive Works for Public Spaces: Drawings, Maquettes and Documentation for Unrealized Public Artworks,” RC Erpf Gallery, New York, New York

“Kindred Spirits,” George Ciscle Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

“Strike: Nature, Abstraction, Aggression,” Valencia Community College, East Campus, Orlando, Florida

“Nomadic Visions: Recent Works by Six New York Sculptors,” Art Gallery, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

1987 “Elements: Five Installations,” Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, New York

“Sculpture,” Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

“O.I.A. Tenth Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York

“Personal Poetics,” Sala 1, Rome, Italy

“Alternative Supports: Contemporary Sculpture on the Wall,” David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

“Works on Paper,” Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, New York

“Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women,” Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Group Show,” Grand Street Gallery, New York, New York

“Blum/Coyne/Fishman,” John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut

“Small Works,” Sculpture Center, New York, New York

“Endangered Species,” Alternative Museum, New York, New York

1986 “A Contemporary View of Nature,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

“South Beach III-Outdoor Public Sculpture,” Organization of Independent Artists, Staten Island, New York

“The Figure Abstracted: Intimated Presences,” Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

“Sydney Blum/Petah Coyne/Beverly Fishman,” P.S. 122, New York, New York

“Transformations,” Richard Green Gallery, New York, New York

“Nature Observed: Sculpture, Painting and Photography by Contemporary Artists,” Danforth Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

“Personal Visions,” East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, New York

“Benefit Exhibition,” East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, New York

“The All Natural Disaster Show,” P.S. 39 Longwood Art Project, Bronx, New York

“Bodies and Dreams,” White Columns, New York, New York

“Sculpture X Six,” Bronx Museum of the Arts, Satellite Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York

“Paradise & Purgatory: West Meets East,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library, New York, New York

“Group Show,” Stokker/Stikker Gallery, New York, New York

1985 “Toy Show,” BACA, Brooklyn, New York

“Bayou Show,” The Houston Festival, Houston, Texas

“Getting Off,” Civilian Warfare, New York, New York

1984 “Drawings,” Sculpture Center, New York, New York

“Holiday Invitational,” A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York

“Body Memories,” BACA, Brooklyn, New York

“Mimes and Miniatures,” BACA, Brooklyn, New York

1983 “Art on the Beach,” Creative Time Inc., New York, New York

Collections[edit]

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

AmorePacific Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Bell Atlantic, Cincinnati, Ohio

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn, New York

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Morgan Stanley, New York, New York

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Neuberger & Berman, New York, New York

New York Public Library, New York, New York

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas at Lawrence, Lawrence, Kansas

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

The West Collection, SEI, Oaks, Pennsylvania

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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