Stephanie Buhmann

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Stephanie Buhmann (born 1977) is an art critic, art historian, and curator. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, she is based in New York City. She attended Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA and received a B.F.A. and Master in the History of Art, Architecture and Design from Pratt Institute, New York in 2002. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and the Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband. She is a contributing editor at Her essays, art reviews and interviews have been published by a variety of international newspapers and art magazines, including Sculpture Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art Papers. She has a regular art column in The Villager. In addition, she has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, the Macy Art Gallery, Teacher's College, Columbia University and Jason McCoy, Inc. Artists she has helped to exhibit include, Cora Cohen, Lee Krasner, Frederick Kiesler, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart. Her published interviews include conversations with Polly Apfelbaum, Ernesto Neto, Kiki Smith, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Nancy Spero.


Berlin Studio Conversations; 20 Women Talk About Art. Berlin: The Green Box, 2017, ISBN 978-3-941644-93-9

New York Studio Conversations; 17 Women Talk About Art. Berlin: The Green Box, 2016, ISBN 978-3-941644-83-0

Painting For The Experience: Frank Stella at the Whitney Museum, CHELSEA NOW, November 18, 2015

Nicole Schmölzer: The Independence of Abstraction, catalogue, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Germany: Modo Verlag, 2013

Constantino Nivola, in: Sculpture Magazine, May 2013

Jack Tworkov: Between the Subjective and the Universal, catalogue, Birmingham, MI: David Klein Gallery, 2013

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, in: Sculpture Magazine, December 2012

Jackson Pollock: Signs & Symbols Allover, catalogue essay, New York: Jason McCoy Gallery, November 2012

Dan Flavin’s Drawings at the Morgan Library, on: Artcritical, June 2012

Roman Opalka: Counting Towards Infinity, on: The Art Section, December 2011

Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra, in: Sculpture Magazine, December 2011

The Work of Stephen Mueller (1947–2011), in: The Brooklyn Rail, November 2011

Betye Saar, in: Sculpture Magazine, October 2011

Kathleen Kucka's Ultrastructures, New York: Brenda Taylor Gallery, September 2011

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt [1736-1783] at Neue Galerie, NY, in: Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2011

Eva Hesse and Sol Lewitt at Craig F. Starr Gallery, in: Brooklyn Rail, May 2011

Jackson Pollock Family Letters - Book Review, in: The Brooklyn Rail, April 2011

Malcah Zeldis: A Life Traveled in Painting, in: Chelsea Now, February 10, 2011

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960, in: The Brooklyn Rail, February 2011

Anselm Kiefer: Next Year in Jerusalem, in: The Brooklyn Rail, December/January 2011

Julie Mehretu at The Guggenheim, in: The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2010

Gerhard Richter at Marian Goodman Gallery, on:, January 2010

Mark Bradford and Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., in:, October 2009

Alice Neel at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, in:, August 2009

Nick Cave: Soundsuits, in: Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2009, Vol. 28, No. 6

Patti Smith: Veil; A glimpse into Smith’s work outside of Music, in: Chelsea now, Vol. 3, No. 18, March 27-April 9, 2009

Alfred Kubin, in: The Brooklyn Rail, December 2008

David Byrne; Finding the Voice of the Battery Maritime, in: The Villager, Vol. 78 / Number 8, July 23 – 29, 2008

Olafur Eliasson at MoMA, PS1 and the East River, in:, June 2008

Ursula von Rydingsvard at the Portland Museum of Art, OR, in: Art Papers, March/April, pp. 67f.

Lee Bontecou, in: The Brooklyn Rail, April 2007

Charles Pollock: The Chapala Series 1955-1956, New York: Jason McCoy, Inc., 2007

Caspar David Friedrich at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, in: The Brooklyn Rail, February 2007

Louise Bourgeois, in: The Brooklyn Rail, November 2006

Hans Bellmer, in: The Brooklyn Rail, June 2006

Leon Polk Smith: Forms and Functions in the 1950s, in: The Brooklyn Rail, March 2005

Dieter Roth; A Retrospective, in: The Brooklyn Rail, April 2004

In Conversation; An interview with Nancy Spero, in: The Brooklyn Rail, November 2003

Notes and references[edit]

The Review Panel: Stephanie Buhmann, Mario Naves and Saul Ostrow with moderator David Cohen, May 2014

The Review Panel: Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Stephanie Buhmann, and Peter Plagens with moderator David Cohen, November 2010

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