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BEVERLY SEMMES FRP 6 February – 15 March 2014

Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC


Installation View, 2014. Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.


Pink Pot, 2008. Paint on magazine page. 14 3/4 x 17 13/16 in.


Peek, 2006. Paint on magazine page, 16 3/4 x 13 5/8 in.


Purple Hand, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 14 12/16 x 17 7/8 in.


Eight, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 17 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.


Harem, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 16 5/8 x 14 1/2 in.


Stuffed Dog, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 18 x 14 7/8 in.


Piano, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 15 1/2 x 12 in.


Floating Hand, 2012. Ink on magazine page, 18 x 14 13/16 in.


Mouth Pot, 2008. Paint on magazine page, 7 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.


Cat, 2005. Paint on magazine page, 16 5/8 x 12 9/16 in.


Black Cape, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 18 x 14 13/16 in.


Money, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 18 1/8 x 14 7/8 in.


One Green Leaf, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 18 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.


Seven Handles, 2009. Ink on magazine page, 18 x 14 5/8 in.


Gloves, 2011. Ink on magazine page, 17 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.


Box, 2008. Paint on magazine page, 15 9/16 x 14 1/2 in.


Open Pot, 2006. Ink on magazine page, 18 x 14 3/4 in.


Urn, 2006. Ink on magazine page, 17 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.


Dalmatians, 2013. Ink on magazine page, 17 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.


Yellow Pot #19, 1994. Satin glazed stoneware, 9 x 10 x 7 in.


Yellow Pot #37, 1994. Satin glazed stoneware, 10 x 10 x 15 in.


Yellow Pot #42, 1994. Satin glazed stoneware, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.


Pink Pot #1, 1996. Glazed terra cotta, 17 x 10 x 10 in.


Pink Pot #2, 1996. Glazed terra cotta, 6 x 8 x 8 in.


Pink Pot #4, 1996. Glazed terra cotta, 18 x 16 x 16 in.


RC, 2014. Velvet, 119 x 35 x 70 in.


Installation View, 2014. Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.


IN THE EARLY 2000S,  I inherited a stack of 1990s-era porn magazines. It’s a long story in itself, but basically I was helping a friend in upstate New York who wanted to get rid of them but was too embarrassed to take them to the town’s recycling center. I took them home. Not long after, I was working in my studio and I thought: I need these. As I was cracking them open, I had the idea to get some paint out. The first pieces were essentially cover-ups—fluorescent censorships. This is how the Feminist Responsibility Project  began. I wanted the  FRP  works to have a protective aspect: protective to the viewer, protective to the subject. The covering up is nurturing—in a grandmotherish way—and it’s complicated. The redactor is spending a lot of time with the imagery, censoring to keep you from getting/having to see the original material. The images break out of the control: There are rules, but these codes keep getting broken and content slips forward. -Beverly Semmes As told to Lauren O’Neil-Butler for “500 Words: Beverly Semmes” www.ARTFORUM.com February 2014


BEVERLY SEMMES Born in Washington, DC Yale School of Art, MFA 1987 New York Studio School 1983-84 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. 1982 Boston Museum School, Tufts University, BA, BFA 1982 Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS   2014 “FRP”, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC “1992-1994”, Shoshana Wayne, Santa Monica, CA 2013 “Beverly Semmes”, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy “Starcraft”, Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 2012 “Starcraft”, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Eleanor D Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 2011 “The Feminist Responsibility Project”, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ “Starcraft”, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN (traveling exhibition) 2008 “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?”, (Collaboration with Ingrid Schaffner), Testsite, Austin, TX “Pink Arms”, Pairs and Bumps, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX 2007 “Beverly Semmes”, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy “Certainly (Chartreuse) / Really (Red)”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany 2006 “Blood Shot Pot”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2005 “Hole/Pot/Dot”, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY “Ice Queen”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “La Flor del Paraiso 2”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC “Hole/Pot/Dot”, Editions Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2004 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY “La Flor del Paraiso”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark 2003 “In the O”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC 2002 “Sea Green Petunia”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany 2001 “Beverly Semmes”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC 2000 “Beverly Semmes”, Ginza Artspace, Shiseido Co., Tokyo, Japan “Watching Her Feat”, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 1999 “Photographs”, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany “Not Here”, Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT “Recent Photographs + Video”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “Beverly Semmes”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 1998 “Beverly Semmes”, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy 1997 “Stuffed Cat”, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH 1996 “Directions: Beverly Semmes”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. “Beverly Semmes: Big Silver”, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Michael Klein Gallery, NYC “She Moves”, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NYC 1995 “Beverly Semmes: Yellow Pool”, Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO “Beverly Semmes”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 1994 “Beverly Semmes”, Michael Klein Inc., NYC “Beverly Semmes”, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France “Beverly Semmes”, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy “Beverly Semmes”, James Hockey Gallery, WSCAD, Farnham, UK “Beverly Semmes”, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK Camden Arts Centre, London, UK 1993 “Beverly Semmes”, ICA, Philadelphia, PA 5501 Columbia, Contemporary Culture Inc., Dallas, TX South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1992 “Beverly Semmes”, The Sculpture Center, NYC 1990 “Special Projects”, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NYC “Beverly Semmes”, Artists Space, NYC


GROUP EXHIBITIONS   2014 “Almost But Not Quite”, Gallery Bugdahn and Kaimer, Dusseldorf, Germany “Come As You Are: Art of the 1990’s”, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (traveling exhibition) “One Work”, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 2013 “Material World”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO “Vessels”, The Horticultural Society of New York, NYC 2012 “SHOP: Anew”, Underline Gallery, NYC “Beverly Semmes & Freddie Brice”, Kerry Schuss Gallery, NYC “Tuesdays & Saturdays, Nicole Cherubini & Beverly Semmes”, Samson Projects, Boston, MA 2011 “SHOP: Like you Mean it”, Underline Gallery, NYC 2010 “When Dog Turns to Wolf”, David Krut Projects, NYC “Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX “Summer Interval”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf, Germany 2009 “Art, Pret-a-Porter”, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany “Dirt on Delight”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN “Motion Blur”, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden 2008 “Great Women Artists: Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY “Focus: The Figure”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO “Something New”, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX “Psychotic Reaction”, KS Art, NYC “Sheldon Survey: An Invitational, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 2007 “Post Dec”, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT 2006 “The Bong Show (Or This is Not a Pipe)”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC “Ice Queen”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “DressCode”, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland “Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life”, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY 2005 “An Inner Glow”, Kunstverein Kunsthalle, Linden, Germany “ME-tissages”, Museum voor Industriele Archeologie en Textiel, Ghent, Belgium “SOMMERGÄSTE”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity”, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM “Pairs, Groups, and Grids”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC “On Conceptual Clothing”, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan “Art-Robe”, Unesco, Paris, France 2004 “On Conceptual Clothing”, Musashino Art University and Library, Tokyo, Japan Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA “About Sculpture”, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY “Corporal identity - Body Language: The Moving Image”, Donnell Media Library in conjunction with the Museum of Art & Design, NYC 2003 “Imago: 10 Ans d'acquisitions du FRAC Franche-Comte”, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France “New Material as New Media: The Fabric Workshop and Museum at 25 Years”, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA “Wrapture”, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA “Me, Myself & I: Looking at Portraiture”, CRG Gallery, NYC 2002 “Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery”, NYC “Art Unlimited”, Basel 2002, Basel, Switzerland “Knockout Fairground”, Washington Square East Gallery, NYC “Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art”, Cleveland Center for the Arts, Cleveland, OH; Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN “Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion 1970-2002”, The Barbican Centre, London, UK “New York, New Work, Now”, The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH “Primal Screams and Song: Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, NYC “Dangerous Beauty”, The Jewish Community Center, NYC “Objects of Desire”, Jan Abrams Fine Arts, NYC


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“Recent Acquisitions”, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. “Zwischenraum #5: Sculpture and Object”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “Objective Color”, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT “Uncommon Threads”, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY “Sonsbeek 9: Locus/Focus”, Arnhem, The Netherlands “Untragbar: Mode als Skulpture”, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany “About the Bayberry Bush”, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY “Issue 17: World View”, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA “Skowhegan Faculty 2001”, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME “The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the Collection”, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland “New Work: Recent Additions to the Collection”, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA “Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art”, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona; MoMA PS1, NYC “Brooklyn Collects”, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL “Ellipsis”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC “The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self-Portraits by Sixty Women Artists”, DC Moore Gallery, NYC “Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art “, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA “Multiples”, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany “Beauty Now”, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany “Textil”, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany “Regarding Beauty”, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. “The Rubell Family Collection of Contemporary Art”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY “The Body in Question”, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY “School Reunion”, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK “A Space to Grow”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland “Almost Warm and Fuzzy; Childhood and Contemporary Art”, Des Moines Art Center, IA (traveling exhibition) “Masters of the Masters”, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH “L'entrelacement et l'enveloppe”, La Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France “The Secret Life of Clothes”, Artium Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan “Fashion Happening”, Gallery K, Washington, D.C “Fashioned”, White Box, NYC “Cathedral City”, St. Ann's Church, Manchester, UK “Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival”, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, South Korea “Seven Year Itch”, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL “Douzième rencontres Video Art Plastique”, Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS   Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Blind Spot Magazine, New York, NY Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO Franklin and Marshall College, (commission), Lancaster, PA Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY L’Hoist Collection, Brussels, Belgium Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA Musachino Art University Library (commission), Tokyo, Japan Musée Dole, Dole, France Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands

AWARDS   NYU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004 AICA USA Award, 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture, 1997 National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture, 1994 Mid-Atlantic Foundation Fellowship, Sculpture, 1991 Artists Space Grant, 1989 Art Matters Grant, 1988 Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, 1987 Yale School of Art Fellowship, 1985-87


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