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 from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her MFA from Bard College in 1995. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in numerous public collections, 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. The first large scale survey of her work, curated by Helen Molesworth, will premier at the ICA Boston in October 2013. The exhibition will also travel to the Aspen Art Museum and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

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