b. 1946, Appleton, New York

Lives and works in Jefferson, NY 

 

 

Education 

 

1969    BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2016

Dress the Form, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2015

Nancy Shaver: Reconciliation, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT 

 

2013

In Place, John David Gallery, Hudson, NY 

 

2011

Three Sisters, Four Beauties, and a Workhorse, Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2007

Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2004

Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2003

Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2002

Painted Sculpture, Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

1999

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1997

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1994

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1991

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1989

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1987

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1974

Hundred Acres Gallery, New York 

 

1972

Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

 

2018

Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

2017

Hat Tip, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Exhibition of Art, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Fuel and Lumber Company, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY

 

2016

Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver, Adam and Ollman, Portland, OR

Garden Show, curated by Sam Korman, Regards, Chicago, IL 

The Potato Eaters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY 

Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

 

2015

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY 

The Look of Things, curated by Nancy Shaver, Soloway Gallery, New York, NY 

A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 

Freedom Curated Culture, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Jefferson, New York, The Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

Plant Stand, Songs for Presidents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

sorry, I've been trying to teach a peacock how to act, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY 

 

2014

Displayed, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Goldfish, P! Gallery, New York, NY 

Eric’s Trip, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY 

Correspondence, Publication Studio, Catskill, NY

Cancel All Our Vows, organized by Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver,  Dodge Gallery, New York, NY 

Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 

 

2013

Framing the Viewshed, Groundswell, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY 

My Crippled Friend, Columbia College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Art-Link, Foundation Gallery, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 

Group exhibition, curated by Haim Steinbach, The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY

 

2012

Punt, Feature Inc.

New York Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY 

Creature from the Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

 

2011

self-referral nonobjective, Feature Inc., New York, NY

bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 

 

2010

Francis Cape – The Other End of the Line, curated by Ian Berry, The High Line, New York, NY

Long Long Gone, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Jewel Thief, curated by Ian Berry and Jessica Stockholder, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Skulture, Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2009

One loses one’s classics, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO 

Populate This Form, Feature Inc., New York, NY 

 

2008

Begin Again Right Back Here, curated by B. Wurtz Public Project, White Columns, New York, NY

Public Project (with Tammy Dudman), Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

History, Use, & Borrowed Landscape, curated by Nancy Shaver, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Rose Colored Glasses, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY 

Shit, Feature Inc., New York

 

2005

The sun rises in the evening, Feature Inc., New York, NY

Honey Bunches, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2004

About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)

Grass and Honey, curated by David Shaw, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

 

2003

Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Nancy Shaver and Richard Tuttle, Brent Sikkema, New York

Lumpenedlyness, curated by Hudson, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Contra/Post, curated by Joe Fyfe, JG Contemporary, New York, NY 

Living with Duchamp, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (brochure)

 

2001

Another, once again, many times more, Feature Inc., New York, NY

Private View: Daphne Fitzpatrick/Nancy Shaver/Amy Sillman/Kara Walker, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

Six Contemporary Artists; Polly Apfelbaum, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Nancy Shaver, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, curated by Michael Jenkins, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (brochure)

 

2000

Open the Pod Bay Door, Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

1999

Group Exhibiton, curated by Robert Gober, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY 

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

 

1998

Coming off the Wall, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 

1996

Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 

 

1995

Sculpture as Objects: 1915–1995, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Representational Drawings, Feature Inc., New York, NY

I Gaze a Gazely Stare, Feature Inc,. New York, NY

Papiers Choisis, Galerie Montenay, Paris, France

Strung Into the Apollonian Dream..., Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

1994

Can You Always Believe Your Eyes: Recent American Drawings, curated by Rob Peree and Lydia Schouten, Museum of Contemporary Art De Beyard, Breda, Netherlands (catalogue) 

 

1993

Les Petits Rien de la Vie, La Galerie Volée à Une Muse, Lyon, France 

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

Here’s Looking at Me: Contemporary Self-Portraits, Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (catalogue)

Yours, curated by Michael Jenkins, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY 

 

1992

Drawn in the Nineties, curated by Joshua Smith, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; subsequent tour organized by Independent Curators Incorporated (catalogue)

Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

 

1991

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

 

1990

Status of Sculpture, ELAC Art Contemporain, Lyon, France; traveled to ICA London, England (catalogue)

 

1989

Nature Morte, Galerie Montenay, Paris, France 

Buena Vista, curated by Collins & Milazzo, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Filling the Gap, curated by Saul Ostrow, Feigen Inc., Chicago, IL 

Buttinsky, Feature, New York, NY 

The Milky Way, curated by Stephen Westfall, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)

Poetic Objectives, curated by Gordon VeneKlasen, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

Klasen Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Villeurbanne, France

The Mirror in Which Two are Seen as One, curated by Andrea Belag, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Changing Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Avant 1989, curated by Haim Steinbach, Villa Gillet, Lyon, France

Cinderella Rockefeller, Feature, New York, NY

300 Years of Still Life, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Pre-Pop, Post-Appropriation, curated by Collins and Milazzo in cooperation with Leo Castelli, Stux Gallery, New York, NY(catalogue)

New Poverty, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1988

Media Post Media, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY(catalogue)

 

1987

Messages, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY

One Hand Clapping, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, England

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Feature, Chicago, IL 

 

1986

Cable Gallery, New York Feature, Chicago, IL

 

1985

Vermont Photography, Robert Hall Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

 

1983

55 Mercer Street, New York Club 57, New York, NY

 

1982

Books Inc., New York, NY

 

1981

P.S. 122, New York, NY

 

1977

University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, NY

 

1976

Connecticut College Art Gallery, New London, CT

 

1974

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

 

Selected Bibliography

2017

Nadel, Dan "Nancy Shaver: In the Studio." Art in America, Jun/Jul 2017. Print. 

2016

Plagans, Peter. “Nancy Shaver: Dress the Form.” The Wall Street Journal. Aug 11 2016. Print. 

Schwendener, Martha. “Nancy Shaver ‘Dress the Form.” The New York Times. Aug 5 2016. Print.

Miller, Leigh Anne. “Nancy Shaver at Derek Eller.” Art in America. July 7 2016. Web. 

Gopnik, Blake. “Nancy Shaver’s One-Room Biennale.” Artnet news. July 5 2016. Web. 

Zevitas, Steven. “16 Artists to Watch in 2016 (+2).” New American Paintings Northeast #122 Feb/Mar 2016. Print

Kitnick, Alex. “Greater New York: MoMA PS1.” Artforum Jan 2016. Print. 

 

2015

Sherman, Sam. “Nancy Shaver: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.” Artforum. October 7 2015. Web. 

Helmke, Juliet. “Skirting the Square: Nancy Shaver Breaks Boundaries with Blocks.” Modern Painters 16 Oct. 2015. Web. 

Sutton, Benjamin. “MoMA PS1’s Citywide Survey Shows New York’s Greats (and Not-so-Greats).” hyperallergic.com 9 Oct. 2015. Web. 

Hodara, Susan. “Art and Its INspiration, Side by Side, at the Aldrich.” The New York Times. July 11 2015. Print. 

Taxter, Kelly. “NADA New York 2015 Picks.” Artspace May 2015. Web. 

 

2014

Johnson, Ken. “‘Displayed’ at the Anton Kern Gallery.” New York Times Jul. 2014. Print. “Displayed.” NYArt Beat Jul. 2014. Print. 

Grumbach, Matthew. “Willfully Indiosyncratic Art at Anton Kern Gallery.” Black Book Review 2 Jul. 2014. Print. 

 

2013

Cooke, Lynne. “Best of 2013.” Artforum Vol. 52 #4 Dec. 2013. Print. 

“Art and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists.” NY ARTS 24 Jun. 2013. Print. 

 

2012

Sutton, Ben. “Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons, Filling a Collector’s Beach House With High-Priced Hipster Art.” Artinfo.com 3 Aug. Web. 

Smith, Roberta. “Like Watching Paint Thrive.” New York Times 29 Jun. Print. 

 

2011

“Goings On About Town.” New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2011. Print. 

Shaver, Nancy and Antoine, Jean-Phillipe. The Quilt and the Truck. Portland, OR: Publication Studio. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Self-Referral Nonobjective.” New York Times 8 Sep. 2011. Print 

Cotter, Holland. “New Sparkle for an Abstract Ensemble.” New York Times 7 Jan. 2011. Print. 

 

2010

Stillman, Steel and Raven, Lucy. Henry at Home. Chicago, IL: Soberscove Press. Print. 

 

2009

Cooper, Ivy. “Variety Succeeds at White Flag.” St. Louis Beacon 28 Jan. 2009. Print. 

Humphrey, David and Geoff Kaplan. Blind Handshake. Penzance, UK: LoPeriscope Publishing. Print. 

McDade, Jackson. “Skulture Vulture.” ArtSlant.com 27 Dec. 2009. Web. 

 

2007

“Top Pick.” Artcal.net Apr. 2007. Web. 

Dunham, Carla Ruth. “Review.” ArtUS Summer. 2007. Print. 

Gelber, Eric. “Review.” New York Sun 17 May 2007. Print. 

Gelber, Eric. “Review.” Artcritical.com 6 Jun. 2007. Print. 

Hoggard, Barry. Bloggy.com 24 Apr. 2007. Web. 

White, Roger. “Review.” Time Out New York 17–23 May 2007. Print.

 

2004

Bankowski, Jack. “Best of 2004.” Artforum Dec. 2004. 

Deitcher, David. “Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Nancy Shaver and Richard Tuttle.” Time Out New York 8–15 Jan. 2004.

 

2003

Holliday, Frank. “Formalism Shifted.” Gay City News 11–17 Dec. 2003. Print. 

 

2002

Fyfe, Joe. “Review.” Art in America Oct. 2002. Print. 

Naves, Mario. “Nancy Shaver: Woman on the Verge.” New York Observer 4 Feb. 2002. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Review.” New York Times 11 Jan. 2002. Print. 

 

2001

Cotter, Holland. “Another, Once Again, Many Times More,” New York Times 11 May. 2001. Print 

 

2000

Cotter, Holland. “An Impresario of Menace in Simple Things.” New York Times 26 Mar. 2000. Print.

 

1999

Griffin, Tim. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Time Out New York 19–26 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Selective Affinities.” New Yorker 6 Sep. 1999. Print. 

Siegel, Katy. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Artforum, Dec. 1999. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review.” New York Times 27 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” New York Times 6 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Williams, Gregory. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Frieze Nov/Dec. 1999. Print. 

 

1997

Ebony, David. “Review.” Art in America Dec. 1997. Print. 

 

1994

Smith, Roberta. “Review.” New York Times 20 May. 1994. 

 

1992

Gimmelson, Deborah. “ARCO Takes Center Stage in Madrid.” Art & Auction Feb. 1992. Print.

 

1991

“Sinnvolle Alternativen und Erganzungen.” Berliner Kultur 24 Apr. 1991. Print. 

Corris, Michael. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture.’” Artscribe Jan/Feb. 1991. Print.

Humphrey, David. “New York Fax.” Art Issues Nov/Dec. 1991. Print. 

Puvogel, Renate. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Kunstforum May/Jun. 1991. Print. 

Renton, Andrew. “Review.” Flash Art Jan/Feb. 1991. Print.

Tanaka, Hiroko. “The Mediocre Objects That Portray the Artist’s Clear Personality.” Hi Fashion Magazine Nov. 1991. Print. 

 

1990

Bourriaud, Nicolas. “A la Lois Objet de Consommation et Objet d’Art.” Par Cats, Mar/May. 1990. Print. 

Chaine, Stanl. “Status of Sculpture: Mais qu’est-ce que l’Art?.” Expos 20 May. 1990. Print. 

Cornand, Rene.  “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Actualite Apr. 1990. Print. 

Decter, Joshua. “New York in Review.” Arts Jan. 1990. Print. 

Hilton, Tim. “Childish Things.” Guardian 26 Sep. 1990. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Review.” Art in America Mar. 1990. Print. (reproduction)

Nesbitt, Lois. “Review.” Artforum Feb. 1990. Print. (reproduction) 

“Nieuwe Lichting Amerikaanse Beelhouwers.” Het Nieuwsblad 8 Dec. 1990. Print. 

Paris, Wendy. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Sculpture Sep/Oct. 1990. Print. 

Tran, David. “La Sculpture, C’est pas l’Amerique!.” Spectacles/Loisirs 20 May. 1990. Print. 

Westfall, Stephen. “Interview.” Bomb Spring 1990. Print. (reproduction)

 

1989

Collins, Tricia, and Richard Milazzo. “Post-Appropriation and the Romantic Fallacy. Gober, Etkin, Shaver and Carroll.” Tema Celeste Jul/Sep. 1989. Print. 

Geer, Suvan. “Review.” Los Angeles Times 24 Mar. 1989. Print. 

Gerstler, Amy. “Review.” ArtForum May. 1989. Print. 

Knight, Christopher. “Review.” Los Angeles Herald Examiner 17 Mar. 1989. Print. 

Pagel, David. “Review.” Artscribe Summer 1989. Print. 

Rubin, Jane. “Review.” Art issues Summer 1989. Print. 

 

1988

Nickas, Robert. “Entropia y los Nuevos Objetos.” El Paseante 1988. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review of ‘Media Post Media’.” New York Times 15 Jan. 1988. Print. 

Virshup, Amy. “Review of ‘Media Post Media’.” New York 25 Jan. 1988. Print. 

 

1987

Beaumont, Mary Rose. “One Hand Clapping.” Arts Review Aug. 1987. Print. 

Cameron, Dan. “Review.” Flash Art Nov/Dec 1987. Print. (reproduction)

Klein, Ellen Lee. “Review.” Arts, Dec. 1987. Print. 

Levin, Kim. “Review.” Village Voice 6 Oct. 1987. Print. 

Indiana, Gary. “Really Real.” Village Voice 13 Oct. 1987. (reproduction)

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 2 October

 

1983

Friedman, Jon. “Review.” Arts Jun. 1983. Print. 

Russell, John. “Review.” New York Times 8 Apr. 1983. Print. 

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

2014    

National Women's Political Caucus, Art as Media Award

 

2013    

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation

 

2010    

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

 

2008    

Anonymous Was a Woman

 

1993    

Pollack-Krasner Foundation

 

1974    

Yaddo Fellowship

 

1973    

MacDowell Fellowship

 

1972    

MacDowell Fellowship