Amy Sillman

Amy Sillman’s work foregrounds the materiality of painting and its formal, psychological, and conceptual dimensions. She constructs her work in a physical way—through gesture, color, and drawing-based procedures—and imbues it with questions of feminism, performativity, and humor. 
Sillman earned her BFA in 1979 from the School of Visual Arts, New York and her MFA in 1998 from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the American Academy in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of many prestigious institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 
Sillman’s first museum survey, one lump or two, premiered at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in October 2013. The exhibition, curated by Helen Molesworth, also traveled to the Aspen Museum of Art and the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College. A hardcover catalogue published by Prestel accompanied the exhibition.
Amy Sillman, Charles Bernstein
Pinky's Rule
March 16 - April 14, 2012
Amy Sillman
one lump or two
Texts by Helen Molesworth, Thomas Eggerer, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Daniel Marcus Hardcover, 192 pages Published by Prestel ISBN: 978-3791353074 $49.95   Available at
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Amy Sillman
The Museum of Modern Art

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York Featuring work by Amy Sillman Forever Now presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium. read more