Stephen Westfall (b. 1953) received his MFA in 1978 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His first solo exhibition in 1984 at Tracey Garet in New York’s East Village earned reviews in Art in America and Artnews that took note of his particular brand of geometric abstraction. Exhibitions followed during the 1980s and into the 1990s at Daniel Newburg Gallery in New York, Galerie Paal in Munich, Germany and Galerie Wilma Lock in St. Gallen, Switzerland. An exhibition of paintings took place at Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York in 1995, followed by several exhibitions at Galerie Zurcher in Paris. Westfall has been represented in New York by Lennon, Weinberg since 1997. Recent work has been exhibited at kunstgaleriebonn in Germany and David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe.

Westfall has been included in several important survey exhibitions of abstract painting including Abstraction/abstractions, geometries provisoires at the Musée d’art moderne in Saint-Etienne, France in 1997 and in both exhibitions titled Conceptual Abstraction, first at Sidney Janis Gallery in 1991 and in the exhibition that revisited that show which took place at the Hunter College Art Gallery in 2012.

Works by the artist are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark, the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Westfall has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Nancy Graves Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He received a Rome Prize Fellowship and spent a year at the American Academy in Rome during 2009 and 2010. He is a professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and in the graduate program at Bard University. He is a Contributing Editor at Art in America.

 

STEPHEN WESTFALL               
 

Born: Schenectady, New York, 1953

Resides and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION

1978                MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara

1975                BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Santa Barbara, CA, AD&A Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence exhibition, September 12 – December 6, 2015.

Santa Fe, NM, David Richard Gallery, Jewel Curtain, June 26 – August 9, 2015.

Landshut, Germany, LAProjects, Above the Desert of Non-Objectivity Stars Are Diamonds, September 12 – November 1, 2014.

Ghent, NY, OMI International Arts Center, Stephen Westfall – Oracle, June 14 – September 27, 2014.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Jesus and Bossa Nova, November 7 – December 21, 2013.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Seraphim: Paintings and Works on Paper, April 26 – June 11, 2011.

San Francisco, CA., George Lawson Gallery, The Rome Prize: Recent Painting, October, 2010.

Rome, Italy, American Academy, Pavimentazione sul Muro, March 12 – April 23, 2010.

San Francisco, CA., Room for Paper, Recent Gouaches, May 28 – June 27, 2009.

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Wilma Lock, Stephen Westfall: New Y(W)ork, March 2 – May 9, 2009.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Stephen Westfall: New Works, October 30 – December 20, 2008.

Richmond, VA, Solvent Space, Stephen Westfall, October 12 – December 1, 2007.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, March 16 – April 22, 2006.

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Wilma Lock, Stephen Westfall: Recent Paintings, March 3 – May 7, 2005.

San Francisco, CA, Aurobora Press, Stephen Westfall: New Monotypes, January 17 – February 28, 2005.

Brooklyn, NY, Bruno Marina Gallery, New Works on Paper, November 16 – January 15, 2005.

Munich, Germany, Paal Kunst & Konzept, Stephen Westfall, October 15 – November 16, 2004.

Paris, France, Galerie Zurcher, Stephen Westfall: Paintings, September 4 – 29, 2004.

Brooklyn, NY, Bruno Marina Gallery, Stephen Westfall, October 2 – November 16, 2003.

San Francisco, CA, Aurobora Press, Stephen Westfall: New Monotypes, September 29 – November 8, 2003.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Stephen Westfall: New Paintings 2002-2003, September 25 - November 1, 2003.

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Wilma Lock, Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, May 29 - July 7, 2002.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, Stephen Westfall, October 28 - December 1, 2001.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, April 26 - June 2, 2001.

Hamilton, NY, Colgate University, Gallery of the Department of Art and Art History, Five Paintings: Stephen Westfall, October 11 - November 14, 2000.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, Stephen Westfall: Neue Arbeiten, October 26 - December 22, 1999.

Cullowhee, NC, Belk Gallery at Western Carolina University, Stephen Westfall: Abstract Journey, A Twenty Year Survey, August 23 - September 22, 1999 (catalogue).

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Wilma Lock, Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, May 29 - July 7, 1999.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, February 25 -March 27, 1999.

Paris, France, Galerie Zurcher, Stephen Westfall, October 16 - November 15, 1998.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, Stephen Westfall: Neue Bilder, September 12 - October 24, 1997.

Paris, France, Galerie Zurcher, Stephen Westfall, February 4 - March 8, 1997.

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Galerie Wilma Lock, 1996.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, Stephen Westfall, April 30 - June 22, 1996.

New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, October 12 -November 4, 1995.

St. Gallen, Switzerland, Galerie Wilma Lock, 1994.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, 1994.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, 1993.

New York, Erik Stark Gallery, 1993.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, 1991.

New York, Pretto Berland Hall, 1991.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, 1990.

Philadelphia, PA, Lawrence Olivier Gallery, 1990.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, 1988.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, 1987.

New York, Tracey Garet Gallery, 1984.

Santa Barbara, CA, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1978.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

New York, NY, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, The Onward of Art – American Abstract Artists 80th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Karen Wilkin, January 18 – March 25, 2016.

New York, NY, Morris-Warren Gallery, Visible Histories – American Abstract Artists, curated By Max Weintraub, January 27 – February 21, 2016.

Milwaukee, WI, The Suburban, Karma Funk Farm – Polly Apfelbaum & Stephen Westfall,  November 7, 2015 – January 20, 2016.

Brooklyn, NY, Minus Space, Fiber Optic, November 7 – December 19, 2015.

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., A Few Days, October 7 – December 19, 2015.

Santa Fe, NM, David Richard Gallery, Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After, October 2 – November 21, 2015.

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Salon du Dessin, January 8 – February 21, 2015.

Brooklyn, NY, Ventana244, Oysters with Lemon, January 9 – January 30, 2015.

New York, NY, Brian Morris Gallery, Freak Flag, October 16 – December 13, 2014.

Bonn, Germany, Kunstgaleriebonn, Polly Apfelbaum & Stephen Westfall: Electric Zinnia Field, June 5 – August 30, 2014.

Santa Barbara, CA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Fifty Years of Distinguished Alumni, June 28 – August 10, 2014.

Brooklyn, NY, Sideshow Gallery, To Leo, A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists, June 14 – July 12, 2014

Purchase, NY, Morgan Stanley World Headquarters, Sensory Impact, April 25, 2014 – May 5, 2015.

Brooklyn, NY, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Geometry Poems – curated by Katherine Mojzsis & Ronna Lebo, February 21 – March 23, 2014.

New Haven, CT, The Institute Library, Punchline, November 9 – 27, 2013.

Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee: Downtown Gallery, AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, November 1 – 16, 2013.

Kent, OH, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, American Abstract Artists, October   22 – November 22, 2013.

Brooklyn, NY, Minus Space, Julian Pretto Gallery Exibition, September 6 – October 26, 2013.

New Brunswick, NJ, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, Welcome Back Show,  September 4 - 21, 2013.

Bonn, Germany, Kunstgaleriebonn, Martin Pfeifle Stephen Westfall: Papier/ Paper III, July 11- August 30, 2013.

Brattleboro, VT, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, AAA Print Portfolio, June 29 – October 20, 2013.

New York, NY, The Painting Center, Wit, January 29 – February 23, 2013. Curated by Joanne Freeman.

New York, NY, Hunter College Art Galleries, Conceptual Abstraction, October 5 - November 10, 2012. Curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pisarro.     

New Brunswick, NJ, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, Welcome Back Show, September 14 – September 25, 2012.

East Hampton, NY, The Fireplace Project, InsideOutsiders: Mary Heilmann and Friends, June 29 – July 10, 2012.

Barcelona, Spain, JiM Contemporani, Mind Head, April 10 – May 10, 2012.

Amagansett, NY, ILLE Arts, The Family Show, March 24 – May 10, 2012.

New York, NY, National Academy Museum, The Annual: 2012, January 25 – April 29, 2012.

Philadelphia, PA, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, American Abstract Artists, December 20 – March 31, 2011.

Philadelphia, PA, The Icebox and Grey Area, Crane Arts, ABSTRACTION curated by Janet Kurnatowski, November 3 – 27, 2011.

New York, NY, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Draw the Line, June 29 – August 6, 2011.

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Ghost in the Machine: curated by Stephen Westfall, June 23 – August 19.

New York, NY, Zürcher Studio, Reverie: curated by Stephen Westfall, May 23 -  July 3, 2011.

Berlin, Germany, Galerie oqbo, American Abstract Artists International / 75th Anniversary, May 14 – June 10, 2011.

New York, NY, OK Harris, American Abstract Artists / 75th Anniversary, May 21 – July 15, 2011.

New York, NY, Sue Scott Gallery, Paper A-Z, March 16 – April 22, 2011.

Ithaca, NY, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, American Abstract Artists, January 22 – March 20, 2011.

New Brunswick, NJ, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, Welcome Back Show, September 1 – September 18, 2010.

Brooklyn, NY, The Hogar Collection, Lateralisms, July 9 – August 8, 2010.

Otranto, Italy, The Otranto Castle Museum, American Abstract Artists International, June 16 – June 30, 2010.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Ends and Means, April 8 – May 28, 2010.

New York, NY, Denise Bibro Gallery, A Continuum of Creativity – Chautauqua Anniversary Show, January 5 – February 13, 2010.

Brooklyn and New York, NY, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and Lohin Geduld Gallery, Color-Time-Space, curated by Kim Uchiyama and Joanne Freeman. September 10 - October 11, 2009.

Brooklyn, NY, HKJB, Personal Abstraction, May 1 – May 3, 2009.

Los Angeles, CA, ACME, The Ballad That Becomes An Anthem, March 21 – April 18, 2009.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Flow Chart, July 8 – August 15, 2008.

New York, 33 Bond Gallery, The Idea of Nature, June 12 – July 31, 2008.

New York, Spanierman Modern, Present Tense, June 12 – August 2, 2008.

"One of a Kind; Monoprints, Monotypes", The Gallery, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY, 2008.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Taking Shape. July 12 – September 15, 2007.

Sommerville, NJ, Raritan Valley Community College, Lateral Attitudes, January 29 – February 22, 2007 (catalogue).

New Brunswick, NJ, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, Welcome Back Show, September 6 – 29, 2007.

New York, Rubin Museum of Art, Written on the Wind: The Flag Project, September 14, 2007 – February 11, 2008 (catalogue).

Clinton Corners, NY, Rose Burlingham Fine Art at Lindsey Brown Upstate Studio, The Fall Dutch Barn Show, October 7 – 9, 2007.

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Paper, December 15, 2007 – January 26, 2008.

Houston, TX, Wade Wilson Art, Close Proximity: Works of Intimate Scale, November 3 – December 22, 2006.

Tampa, FL, Blue Acier Inc., Entre Chien et Loup, October 7 – December 2, 2006.

Houston, TX, Wade Wilson Art, ArtHouston: Introductions, July 8 – August 5, 2006.

New York, Howard Scott Gallery, White II: An Exhibition of White Paintings, February 9 – March 11, 2006.

New York, Wooster Arts Space, Sharon Brant, Edward Shalala, Stephen Westfall, March 1 – March 25, 2006.

Prien am Chiemsee, Germany, Galerie im Alten Rathaus, Stille Abstraktion: Minimalismus von Internationalem Rang, March 25 – May 1, 2006 (catalogue).

New York, Metaphor Contemporary Art, IDEAL: Selections from the American Abstract

Artists, curated by Rene Lynch, June 23 – July 24, 2005.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists, June 24 –August 12, 2005.

New York, Kouros Gallery, Watercurrents 2005, selected by Carolyn Harris, July 27 – August 19, 2005 (brochure with essay by Stephen Westfall).

Newburgh, NY, Yellow Bird Gallery, Optical Simulations, American Abstract Artists, curated by Jill Conner, September 10 – November 12, 2005.       

San Jose, Costa Rica, The Galeria Nacional of the Museo de Los Ninos, Negative Space, curated by Pamela Lawton, October 5-27, 2004 (catalogue).

New York, The Painting Center, The Anxious Image, curated by Davide Sharpe and Jimmy Wright, November 2 – 27, 2004 (catalogue).

New York, PaceWildenstein, Art for a Landmine Free World, Silent Auction, October, 2004.

New York, NY, DC Moore Gallery, The Art of the Definite, curated by Helen Miranda Wilson, November 30 – December 30, 2004.

Kingston, RI, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Abstraction Pure & Impure, curated by Judith Tolnick, October 12 – December 8, 2004.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Toys in the Attic, curated by Stephanie Theodore, June 18- August 20, 2004.

New York, The Vermont Studio Center at 55 Mercer Street Gallery, Slightly Off Center: 14 Artists, June 15 - July 10, 2004.

Provincetown, MA, Fine Arts Work Center, Exhibition for Jurors, June 11 – June 22, 2004.

New York, Douglas Elliman Gallery, Intersections, May 11 - July 15, 2004.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Group Show, January, 2004.

Brooklyn, NY, N3 Project Space, Eccentric Spaces: The Fiction of Place, January 4 - 11, 2004.

Easton, PA, The Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Working the Grid, curated by Howard Scott, June 9 - August 10, 2002.

New York, National Academy of Design Museum, 177th Annual Invitational Exhibition, May 1 – June 9, 2002.

New York, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, March 4 - April 7, 2002.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New Year New York New Work, January 19 – February 16, 2002.

Philadelphia, PA, Locks Gallery, The Tipping Point, January 12 - February 28, 2002.

Brooklyn, NY, Rico, Stephen Westfall & Sheila Kramer, November 8, 2001.

Santa Fe, NM, Bellas Artes Gallery, Beauty Without Regret, curated by Robert Kushner, June 28 - August 4, 2001.

New York, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, Abstraction and Immanence, curated by

Vincent Longo and Laura Sue Phillips, February 22 - April 7, 2001.

New York, New York, Studio School. Painting Abstraction, March 2 – April 8, 2000.

Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected Work from the 1998-99 Manhattan Exhibition Season, September 26, 1999 - January 9, 2000.

Cullowhee, NC, Belk Gallery Western Carolina University, Abstract Journey: A Twenty Year Survey, August 23 – September 22, 1999.

New York, Dorsky Gallery, OM, curated by Joe Fyfe, February 16 - April 3, 1999.

New York, The Educational Alliance, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Compliments, January 7 - February 4, 1999.

Munich, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munchen - New York, 1998.

London, England, Wigmore Fine Art, Real Fiction, 1998.

New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Utz: A Collected Exhibition, curated with Stephanie Theodore, February 6 - March 7, 1998.

Staten Island, NY, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting After 1970, curated by Lilly Wei, 1997.

New York, Condeso Lawler Gallery, Abstraction Index, 1997.

Saint-Etienne, Musee d'art moderne, Abstraction/abstractions, geometries provisoires, 1997.

Paris, Galerie Zurcher, FIAC, 1997.

New York, TZ ART and Co., Bare Bones, 1996.

Switzerland, Musee Cantonale La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Trois Collections d'Artistes, Martin Disler, Gunther Forg, Oliver Mosset, 1996.

Munich, Germany, Galerie Paal, Radikale Malerei, 1996.

New York, Room, Balancing Act, 1996.

New York, Elga Wimmer Gallery, Minimal Optima, 1995.

New York, Apex Art, The Uninvited - Bill Barrette, Rico Espinet, Brian Wood, 1995.

New York, Andre Zarre Gallery, Critics as Artists, 1995.

Baltimore, MD, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Geometric Abstraction, 1995.

New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Contemplative Geometry, 1995.

Paris, Galerie Zurcher, Geometry en Question, 1994.

Zurich, Switzerland, Galerie Schlegel, The Conservative Vocabulary, An American Vision, 1994.

New York, Dru Arstark, Whateva, 1994.

New York, Snyder Gallery, Uses of Geometry, 1993.

New York, Stark Gallery, New Grid Paintings, 1993.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, Basel Art Fair, 1993.

New York, Salvatore Ala Gallery, Paintings, 1993.

Paris, France, Paul Goyannes and Long Island City, NY, Tennisport, Jours tranquilles a Clichy, curated by Alain Kirili, 1993.

New York, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, Geometric Strategies, 1992.

New York, Thread Waxing Space, Behind Bars, curated by Meg O'Rourke, 1992.

New York, Diane Brown Gallery, Works on Paper, 1992.

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Conceptual Abstraction, 1991.

Monchengadbach, Germany, Galerie Lohrl, 18 Artists From New York, 1991.

New York, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, Figuring Abstraction, 1991.

New York, Trenkman Gallery, Just Painting, curated by Saul Ostrow, 1991.

New York, John Good Gallery, Processing Syntax, 1991.

New York, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, Post War Geometric Concepts, 1945-1990, 1991.

Santa Monica, CA, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, The Ends of Paintings: The Edges of Abstractions.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, Group Show.

Philadelphia, PA, Lawrence Olivier Gallery, Abstract Painting.

New York, Sandra Gering Gallery, Specific Metaphysics.

Boston, Thomas Segal Gallery, Expressive Geometries, 1989.

San Francisco, CA, Terrain, John McCracken, Olivier Mosset, Stephen Westfall, 1989.

Santa Barbara, CA, University Art Museum at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Abstract Options, curated by Phyllis Plous, 1989.

Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Currents 6:Abstraction, 1989.

Allentown, PA, Muhlenberg College, Small Works, New Abstract Painting, 1989.

Santa Barbara, CA, University Art Museum, University of California, Neo York, 1989.

Newcastle, England, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle Salutes New York, 1989.

Chicago, IL, Block Art Galleries, Northwestern University, Santa Clara de Saisset Museum, 1989.

New York, Shea & Becker Gallery, Works on Paper, 1988.

Chicago, IL, Dart Gallery and New York, Scott Hanson Gallery, Formal, 1988.

New York, IGT, The Four Corners of Abstract Painting, curated by Bill Arning, 1988.

New York, Fiction/Nonfiction Gallery, 1987.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, D'Ornamentation, curated by Paul Groot, 1987.

Zurich, Zurich Forum, 1987.

New York, Outer Limit Gallery, Art Across the River, 1987.

New York, Elisabeth McDonald Gallery, The Four Corners of Abstraction, 1987.

Kansas City, MO, Kansas City Art Institute, 1987.

New York, Postmasters Gallery, Paintings and Objects, 1986.

Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery and Chicago, IL, Paul Klein Gallery, Abstraction/Abstraction, 1986.

New York, Massimo Audiello Gallery, Red, 1986.

New York, Rosa Esman Gallery, Abstraction Rediscovered, 1986.

New York, Philip Dash Gallery, Movements, 1986.

New York, Daniel Newburg Gallery, From the Gallery, 1986.

New York, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Spirit Tracks: Large Abstract Drawings, 1986.

New York, Cash/Newhouse Gallery, Final: Love, curated by Collins & Milazzo, 1985.

New York, Mo David Gallery, Critics and Dealers, 1985.

New York, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, Humanist Abstraction: Geometric Painting of the 50s and 80s, 1985

New York, Holly Solomon Gallery, 57th St. Between A & D, 1985.

New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, Precious, 1985.

Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Currents 6: Abstraction, 1984.

Allentown, PA, Muhlenberg College, Small Works, New Abstract Painting, 1984.

Santa Barbara, CA, University Art Museum, University of California, Neo York, 1984.

England, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle Salutes New York, 1984.

Los Angeles, CA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Abstraction 1980.

Chicago, IL, West Hubbard Gallery, 1978.

Edward Thorpe Gallery, New Talent, 1974.

 

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WEB

http://www.aarome.org/?rt=blog&rid=145, March 6, 2010.

AAR Arts and Humanities intern Diana Mellon contributed to this report.

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

Assistant Professor of Painting, Rutgers University, NJ

Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY

Distinguished Visiting Artist, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Resident Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA           

School of Visual Art, New York, NY

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Rome Prize Fellowship, 2009-10

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2007

Nancy Graves Foundation Grant, 2006

Class of 1932 Fellow of the Council of Humanities, Princeton University, 2005

Academy Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts & Letters, 2002

American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2002

National Endowment for the Arts, 1993

National Endowment for the Arts, 1989

New York State Council on the Arts, 1988

National Endowment for the Arts, 1987

New York State Council on the Arts, 1986

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bon Marche, Paris, France

Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Microsoft, Seattle, WA

Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Modern Art, NY

The New York Public Library, NY

Rubin Museum, New York, NY

University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

Whitney Museum, New York, NY

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ