BEVERLY SEMMES

 

1958 geboren / born in Washington, DC / USA

Lebt und arbeitet in New York / Lives and works in NewYork

 

1976-1982

Boston Museum School, Tufts University, Boston / Massachusetts,

 

BA Kunstgeschichte / Art History, BFA Skulptur / Sculpture

1982

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan / Maine

1983-1984

New York Studio School, New York City

1985-1987

Yale School of Art, New Haven / Connecticut, MFA Skulptur / Sculpture


AUSZEICHNUNGEN / AWARDS

1985-1987

Yale School of Art Fellowship

1987

Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship

1988

Art Matters Grant

1989

Artists Space Grant

1991

Mid-Atlantic Foundation Fellowship, Sculpture

1994

National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture

1997

New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture

2001

AICA USA, International Association of Art Critics Award, Best Show in a Public Space


EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

"Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?"

 

(Collaboration with Ingrid Schaffner) Testsite, Austin / Texas

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"Pink Arms, Pairs and Bumps" Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas / Texas

2007

"Petunia" Galleria Marabini, Bologna / Italy

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"Summer-Interval - Certainly / Really" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

2006

"Blood Shot Pot" Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica / California

2005

"Hole/Pot/Dot" Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo / New York

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"Ice Queen" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"La Flor del Paraiso #2" Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

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"Hole/Pot/Dot" Editions Copenhagen, Copenhagen / Denmark

2004

"La Flor del Paraiso" Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense / Denmark

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Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase / New York

2003

"In the O" Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

2002

"Sea Green Petunia" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

2001

"Watching Her Feat" Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

2000

Ginza Artspace, Shiseido Co., Tokyo / Japan

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"Watching Her Feat" The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

1999

"Super-8 Films", GAGA, New York City

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"Photographs" Susan Inglett, New York City

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Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm / Germany

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"Not Here" Ezra & Cecile Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown / Connecticut

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"Recent Photographs + Video" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica / California

1998

Galleria Marabini, Bologna / Italy

1997

"Stuffed Cat" Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus / Ohio

1996

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington / DC

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"Recent Sculpture" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"New and Recent Sculpture" Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland

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"Beverly Semmes: Big Silver" Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton / Massachusetts;

 

Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach / Florida;

 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond / Virginia

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"Big Silver" Michael Klein Gallery, New York City

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"She Moves" Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York City

1995

Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City / Missouri

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The Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland / Maine

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / Illinois

1994

"New Work" Michael Klein Gallery Inc., New York City

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Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris / France

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Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato / Italy

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James Hockey Gallery, WSCAD, Farnham / England;

 

Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton / England;

 

Camden Arts Centre, London / England

1993

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

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5501 Columbia, Contemporary Culture Inc., Dallas / Texas

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South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem / North Carolina

1992

"Beverly Semmes - Installation" The Sculpture Center, New York City

1990

"Special Projects" P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City / New York

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"Beverly Semmes" Artists Space, New York City


GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009

"Selected“ Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"Dirt on Delight: impulses that form clay“

 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania;

 

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis / Minnesota

2008

"Focus: The Figure“ Denver Art Museum, Denver / Colorado

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"Something New“ Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas / Texas

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"Psychotic Reaction“ KS Art, New York City

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"Sheldon Survey: An Invitational“ Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,

 

University of Nebraska, Lincoln / Nebraska

2007

"Post Dec“ Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford / Conneticut

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"Grafikserie 2007 – zeitgenössische Künstler“ F.G. Conzen, Düsseldorf / Germany

2006

"The Bong Show (Or This Is Not a Pipe)“

 

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

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"Dress Code“ Kunsthalle, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St. Gallen / Switzerland

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"Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life“

 

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase / New York

2005

"Inneres Leuchten“ Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen / Germany

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"ME-tissages“ Museum voor Industriele Archeologie en Textiel, Ghent / Belgium

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"Sommergäste“ Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity“ Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe / New Mexico

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"Pairs, Groups and Grids“ Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

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"On Conceptual Clothing“ Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima / Japan

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"Art - Robe: Woman artists at the nexus of fashion and art“ UNESCO, Paris / France

2004

"On Conceptual Clothing“ Musashino Art University and Library, Tokyo / Japan

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Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley / California

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"About Sculpture“ The Tang Museum, Saragota Springs / New York

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"Corporal identity – Body Language: The moving Image“ video program at the Donnell

 

Media Library in conjunction with the Museum of Art & Design exhibition, New York City

2003

"Me, Myself & I: Looking at Portraiture“ CRG Gallery, New York City

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"PAWrapture“ Consolidated Works, Seattle / Washington

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"New Material as New Media: The Fabric Workshop and Museum at 25 Years"

 

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

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"Imago: 10 Ans d'acquisitions du FRAC Franche-Comte"

 

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole / France

2002

"El bello Género, Convulsiones y Permanencias actuales" Comunidad de Madrid,

 

Consejería de las Artes, Madrid / Spain

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"Petunia" Installation für 'Art 34 Basel Unlimited' mit Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,

 

Messe Basel, Basel / Switzerland

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"Objects of Desire" Jan Abrams Fine Art, New York City

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"Dangerous Beauty" The Jewish Community Center, New York City

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"Primal Screams and Song: Selections from the Permanent Collection"

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami / Florida

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Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York City

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New York New Work Now" The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester / New Hampshire

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"Rapture: Arts Seduction by Fashion 1970-2002" Barbican Centre, London / England

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"Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art"

 

Cleveland Center for the Arts, Cleveland / Ohio

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"Knockout Fairground" Washington Square East Gallery, New York City

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"Into the Woods" Julie Saul Gallery, New York City

2001

"Recent Acquisitions" Hirshhorn Museum, Washington / DC

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"Zwischenraum #4 - Arbeiten mit Fotografie" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

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"Zwischenraum #5 – Skulpturen + Objekte" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

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"Objective Color" Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven / Connecticut

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"Uncommon Threads" Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca / New York

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"Sonsbeek 9 Locus/Focus" Arnhem / The Netherlands

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"Untragbar: Mode als Skulptur" Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln / Germany

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"About the Bayberry Bush" The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton / New York

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"Issue 17: World View" (Wanderausstellung / Travelling exhibition)

 

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston / Massachusetts

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"Skowhegan Faculty 2001" Colby College Art Museum, Waterville / Maine

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"The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the Collection"

 

The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland

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"New Work: Recent Additions to the Collection" Addison Gallery of American Art,

 

Andover / Massachusetts

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"Brooklyn Collects" The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn / New York

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"Selections from the Permanent Collection" Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami / Florida

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"Ellipsis" Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City

2000

"Zwischenraum #3 - Editionen + Multiples" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

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"Beauty Now" Haus der Kunst, München / Germany

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"The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self-Portraits by Sixty Women Artists"

 

DC Moore Gallery, New York City

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"Le FRAC Franche-Comté, une histoire de genres" Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole / France

1999

"Textil" Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden / Germany

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"Regarding Beauty" Hirshhorn Museum, Washington / DC

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"The Rubell Family Collection of Contemporary Art" Cornell University, Ithaca / New York

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"The Body in Question" Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

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"School Reunion" Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London / England

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"A Space to Grow" The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland

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"Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art"

 

(Wanderausstellung / Travelling exhibition) Des Moines Art Center / Indiana

1998

"Masters of the Masters" Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown / Ohio

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"L'entrelacement et l'enveloppe" La Villa du Parc, Annemasse / France

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"The Secret Life of Clothes" Artium Art Gallery, Fukuoka / Japan

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"Fashion Happening" Gallery K, Washington / DC

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"Fashioned" White Box, New York City

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"Cathedral City", St. Ann's Church, Manchester / England

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"Seven Year Itch", Ambrosino Gallery, Miami / Florida

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"Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival" Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum,

 

Pusan / South Korea

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"Douzième rencontres Video Art Plastique", Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie,

 

Caen / France

1997

":Engel:Engel" Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna / Austria

 

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague / Czech Republic

 

"Photography, From the Beginning, or Almost" Robert Miller Gallery, New York City

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"Art / Fashion" Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City

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"Fashion Moda" Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland / Ohio

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"Feminine Image" Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor / New York

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"Ceramics" White Columns, New York City

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"New York University Faculty Show" Washington Square East Gallery, New York City

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"International Istanbul Biennial", Istanbul / Turkey

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"Art on the Edge of Fashion" Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe / Arizona

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"The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions"

 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington / DC

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"Young and Restless" Museum of Modern Art, New York City

 

(Wanderausstellung / Travelling exhibition)

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"Thread" Christinerose Gallery, New York City

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"Hanging by a Thread" The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers / New York

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"Scene from Behind" Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York City

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"Changing Spaces" The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

 

(Wanderausstellung / travelling exhibition)

1996

"A Labor of Love" The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City

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"Handmade Readymades" The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery,

 

Hunter College, City University of New York, New York City

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"A Bare Wall!..." Michael Klein Gallery, New York City

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"Bodyscape" Barbara Gross Galerie, München / Germany

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"Black, Grey & White" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"Biennale di Firenze. Il tempo e la moda" Florenz / Italy

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"Landscape Reclaimed" The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield / Connecticut

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"Functionally Challanged" Ubu Gallery, New York City

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"Container 96: Art Across Oceans" Copenhagen / Denmark

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"Práticas Transgressivas - Women in Red" Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon / Portugal

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"L'art au Corps, le corps exposé de Man Ray à nos jours"

 

Mac Galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, Marseille / France

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"Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975 - Now" Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery,

 

New York City; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston / Massachusetts

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"Millenium Eve Dress" Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia / Pennsylvania

1995

"Cathy de Monchaux, Byron Kim, Beverly Semmes" Todd Gallery, London / England

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"Material Dreams" Takashimaya Gallery, New York City

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"Object Lessons: Feminine Dialogues with the Surreal" Huntington Gallery,

 

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston / Massachusetts

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"Blue" Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco / California

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"Mit sicherem Griff" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"Universe of Meaning" Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro / Vermont

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"New York University 1995 Faculty Show" Apex Art, New York City

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"In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90s" Snug Harbor Cultural Center,

 

Staten Island / New York

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"Fashion Moda" Entwhistle Gallery, London / England

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"Currents 95: Familiar Places" Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Massachusetts

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"This End Up" University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie / Wyoming

 

(Wanderausstellung / Travelling exhibition)

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"Blind Spot Exhibition" Soho Arts Festival, New York City

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"Conceptual Textiles: Material Meanings" John Michael Kohler Arts Center,

 

Sheboygan / Wisconsin

1994

"Bad Girls" Wight Art Gallery, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles / California

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"Bad Girls" The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City

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"Bespoke" Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles / California

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"Skulptur" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf / Germany

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"From Beyond the Pale", Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland

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"Written / Spoken / Drawing in Lacanian ink" Thread Waxing Space, New York City

1993

"American Art Today: Clothing As Metaphor" The Art Museum,

 

Florida International University, Miami / Florida

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"Interzone" John Post Lee Gallery, New York City

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"Mapping. An Index of Experience" Germans van Eck Gallery, New York City

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"Contemporary Women Artists and the Issue of Identity: My / Self:Your / Other"

 

Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle / New York

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"Meddlesome & Mettlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Schiffler"

 

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti / Ohio

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"First Sightings" Denver Art Museum, Denver / Colorado

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"Three Sculptors" Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo / New York

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"Yale Collects Yale" Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven / Connecticut

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"Extravagant. The Economy of Elegance" Russisches Kulturzentrum, Berlin / Germany

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"Big Girls" Janet Borden Inc., New York City

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"Times. New Art from the USA" Anderson O'Day Gallery, London / England

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"Surface Tension" Michael Klein Gallery, New York City

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"Fall from Fashion" The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield / Connecticut

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"The Rag Trade (Right Off the Rack)" The InterArt Center, New York City

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"Image Makers" Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor / New York

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"Empty Dress: Clothing As Surrogate in Recent Art"

 

Independent Curators Inc. (Wanderausstellung / Travelling exhibition),

 

Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase / New York;

 

Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach / Virginia; University Gallery, Denton / Texas;

 

Art Gallery, University of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia;

 

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; Gallery Stratford, Stratford / Ontario

1992

"Kurswechsel" Michael Klein Gallery at TransArt Exhibitions, Köln / Germany

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"ADdressing the Body" Terrain Gallery, San Francisco / California;

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Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica / California

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"Invitational" Stux Gallery, New York City

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"In Praise of Folly" John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan / Wisconsin

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"Patently Missing" Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston / Massachusetts

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"Susan Watkins Award Exhibition" New Langton Arts, San Francisco / California

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"Photoworks" Michael Klein Inc. Gallery, New York City

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"Pop Body" Sally Hawkins Gallery, New York City

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"Installations & Contructions" Tavelli Williams Gallery, Aspen / Colorado

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"Tennisport Arts Inaugural Exhibition" Tennisport Arts, Long Island City / New York

1991

"Plastic Fantastic Lover (Object A)" Blum Helman Warehouse, New York City

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"Emerging Sculptors" Sculpture Center, New York City

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"Ornament" John Post Lee Gallery, New York City

1990

"Drawings" Althea Viafora Gallery, New York City

1989

"Eccentric Natures" Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington / New York


WERKE IN ÖFFENTLICHEN SAMMLUNGEN / PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo / New York

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover / Massachusetts

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley / California

The Capital Group, Los Angeles / California

Denver Art Museum, Denver / Colorado

Groupe Lhoist, Limelette / Belgium

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington / DC

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland

JP Morgan Chase, New York City

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / California

Microsoft Corporation Collection, Redmond / Washington

Musée Dôle, Dôle / France

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami / Florida

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem / The Netherlands

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase / New York

Progressive Corporation Lobby, Cleveland / Ohio

The Refco Corporation Collection, New York City

The Rubell Collection, Miami / Florida

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma / Washington

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saragota Springs / New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City


KATALOGE / CATALOGUES

1993

"Beverly Semmes"

 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia / Pennsylvannia, Text: Melissa Feldman

1994

"Beverly Semmes"

 

James Hockey Gallery, Farnham / England;

 

City Art Gallery, Southampton / England; Camden Arts Centre, London / England

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"Beverly Semmes" Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,

 

Winston-Salem / North Carolina, Text: Jeff Fleming

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"Beverly Semmes" Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato / Italy,

 

Text: Ida Panicelli

1995

"Beverly Semmes" Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Text: Amada Cruz

1996

"Semmes"

 

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton / Massachusetts;

 

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach / Florida;

 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond / Virginia

 

Text: Linda Muehlig, Lisa Hurley, Russell Ferguson

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"Kimberly" Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington / DC, Text: Olga Viso

1997

"Beverly Semmes: New and Recent Sculpture"

 

The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland, Text: Bruce Ferguson

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"Stuffed Cat" Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus / Ohio

1999

"Beverly Semmes" Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm / Germany, Text: Friederike Kitschen

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"Textil" Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden / Germany

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"Beverly Semmes: Not Here" Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery,

 

Wesleyan University, Middletown / Connecticut, Text: Ingrid Schaffner

2004

"Beverly Semmes: La Flor del Paraiso"

 

Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense / Denmark

 

Text: Lene Burkard, Luis Pérez Oramas