BIO

 
 

Katy Schimert

Born in Grand Island, New York, 1963. Lives and works in New York.

 

EDUCATION

 

1989M.F.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT 
1985B.A., Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014The Octopus, University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts,Amherst, MA. Curated by Loretta Yarlow (Spring 2014 
2010The Elysian Fields, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho 
2008The Monster, David Zwirner, New York, NY 
2006War Landscape, David Zwirner, New York, NY 
2001Body Parts, David Zwirner, New York, NY 
2000Mount Vesuvius, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA
1999Katy Schimert/MATRIX 181: Oedipus, University California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California No Limits Events Gallery, Milan, Italy
1998Icarus and the World Trade Center, David Zwirner, New York, NY 
1997Oedipus Rex: The Drowned Man, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL [catalogue] 
1996Love on Lake Erie, AC Project Room, New York, NY 
1996Dear Mr. Armstrong, Janice Guy, New York, NY 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012Cerebral Spirits: Stalking the Self, University Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey 
2011If you lived here, you’d be home by now, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Ouattara Watts and Katy Schimert, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York [two-person exhibition]
2010Next Wave Art at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn, New York (September 21 to December 19) Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA July 3 – January 30, 2011 At Home/ Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Curated by Matthew Higgs, Annendale, N.Y (June 26th-September 19th) Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (January 30- May 2, 2010)
2008The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York, NY 
2007Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…, FestSpiele + 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne und Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany [catalogue] A point in space is a place for an argument, David Zwirner, New York, NY Sculptors Drawing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO [catalogue] Space is the Place, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA [itinerary: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY] 
2006Space is the Place, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, Michigan Eccentric Modern, The Foundation To-Life, Mount Kisco, NY
2004Touch and Temperature: Art in the Age of Cybernetic Totalism, Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY New VES Faculty 2004-05, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
2003Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY 
2002Aquaria, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria To Whom It May Concern, Logan Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001Fast Forward: An Exhibition Highlighting Our Growing Collection, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California Heart of Glass, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY [itinerary: Crafts Council, London, United Kingdom, through 2002] Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas I♥ NY, David Zwirner, New York, NY Une Collection pour une Region 1982-2002: Dix Regards Sur le Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie, Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain de Haute- Normandie, Sotteville les Rouen, France
1999Oeuvres sur papier, Galerie Romain Larivière, Paris, France Sammlung (1), The Oldest Possible Memory, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY <hers> – Mass Media and Idiosyncrasy: Video as a Female Terrain, Joanneum Museum, Graz, Austria [itinerary: Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany, through 2000]
1999Loaf, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY Abracadabra, Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom; curated by Catherine Grenier [catalogue] Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-Garde, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada [catalogue] Gallery Artists Summer Show, David Zwirner, New York, NY Group Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY Poor Man’s Pudding, Rich Man’s Crumb, AC Project Room, New York, NY Encyclopedia, 1999, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
1998Parallel Worlds, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC Five Years, David Zwirner, New York, NY
1997Surfacing. Contemporary Drawing, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England 1997 Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Art on Paper Thirty-Third Annual Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC Heart, Mind, Body and Soul: American Art in the 1990s, The Whitney Museum of American Art,New York, NY Places that are elsewhere, David Zwirner, New York, NY; organized by Diana Thater 
1996São Paolo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Paul Schimmel Drawings from the MAB Library, AC Project Room, New York, NY The Lie of the Land, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Wanås 1996, Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden [catalogue]
1995Incidental Alterations, P.S.1 Studio Artists 1994-95; P.S.1. Museum at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY; curated by Alessandra Galasso 
1994Licht, Art Prop, New York, NY; curated by Hubert Winter and Warren Niesluchowksi Critical Mass, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; curated by Charles Long [catalogue] Annual Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY Artists Select, Artist’s Space, New York; selected by Matthew Barney Group Show with Paul Bloodgood, Luca Buvoli, Jason Rhoades. Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY 
1993Germinal Notations, Food House, Santa Monica, CA AC Project Room, 303 Gallery, New York, NY Love and Other Fatal Attractions, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1987Machinations, curated by Eric Heist, Momenta Art, Philadelphia, PA 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2007Baker, R.C. “Best in Show.” The Village Voice (July 25-31, 2007): 48. Sonna, Birgit. “All About Alice.” TAKT (June 2007): 38-41. [ill.]
2006Yablonsky, Linda. “Happy Returns: New York.” Artforum.com (April 12, 2006) 
2005 Page, Amy. “Miami Spice.” Panache (November/December 2005): 68. [ill.] 
2002Savoy, Lauret. “Hardness.” Orion (Spring 2002): 28-29. [ill.] Cash, Stephanie. “Surviving and Thriving.” Art in America (November 2002): 58-68. “In a different glass,” Metro London (November 25, 2002): 14.
2001Leffingwell, Edward. “Katy Schimert at David Zwirner.” Art in America (October 2001): 156-157. Amy, Michael. “Katy Schimert.” Sculpture (September 2001): 76-77. Gookin, Kirby. “Katy Schimert.” Artforum (Summer 2001): 185.Zeitz, Lisa. “Vor dem Grusel bewahrt.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (February 24, 2001): 55.
2000Rickels, Laurence A. “Katy Schimert: Blind spot and Insight.” Artext, No 68 (February – April 2000): 49-49. 
1999Schmerler, Sarah. “Poor Man’s Pudding, Rich Man’s Crumbs.” Time Out New York (January 14 – 21, 1999): 50. Schwabsky, Barry. “Surrounded by Sculpture.” Art in America (January 1999): 57-59. Gisbourne, Mark. “Abracadabra.” nu: The Nordic Art Review, No. 2 (1999): 83. 
1998Clifford, Katie. “Katy Schimert.” New Art Examiner (December 1998 – January 1999): 57. Avgikos, Jan. “Katy Schimert.” Artforum (December 1998): 129. Schwendener, Martha. “Katy Schimert.” Time Out New York (October 8-15, 1998): 62. Smith, Roberta. “Katy Schimert.” The New York Times (October 2, 1998): E37. Ritchie, Matthew. “Katy Schimert.” Bomb (Winter 1998): 89-90. “Parallel Worlds.” Flash Art (May/June 1998): 46. Lister, David. “Art at the cutting edge swaps the scalpel for surrealism.” The Independent (November 20, 1998): 3. Reynolds, Nigel. “Serious Art….we’re not joking.” The Daily Telegraph (November 20, 1998): 13. Stringer, Robin. “Dummy runs and a suicidal squirrel.” Evening Standard (November 20, 1998): 21. Rubey, Daniel. “Katy Schimert.” Art in America (November 1998): 126-127. “Football table plays to the gallery at Tate.” The Guardian (November 20, 1998): 11. ‘The Tate Gallery takes a long shot.” Financial Times (November 20, 1998) Patterson, Tom. “Offbeat: Exhibit rewards curiosity and hard work.” Winston Salem Journal (May 17, 1998): E4. 
1997Hayt, Elisabeth. “People are Talking About.” Vogue (September 1997): 464-468. Adams, Brooks. “Turtle Derby.” Art in America (June 1997): 35-40. Zdanovics, Olga. “Katy Schimert.” New Art Examiner (June 1997): 39. Salvioni, Daniela. “The Whitney Biennial.” Flash Art, No.195 (Summer 1997): 114-117. Leffingwell, Edward. “Report from Sao Paulo: Nationalism and beyond.” Art in America (March 1997): 34-39. Greenberg, Kevin. “Schimert blinds with desire.” The Chicago Maroon (March 11, 1997): 15. 
1995Zdanovics, Olga. “Kathleen Schimert.” New Art Examiner (September 1996): 42.Hucko, Leslie. Jones, Ronald. “Kathleen Schimert.” Frieze, Issue 29 (July/August 1996): 82. “Kathleen Schimert.” World Art (April 1996): 93. Smith, Roberta. “Kathleen Schimert.” The New York Times (March 29, 1996): Section C, 25. Schmerler, Sarah. “Kathleen Schimert, Love on Lake Erie.” Time Out New York, Issue 27 (March 27, 1996): 24. Schimert, Katy. “Dear Hamlet / Dear Sir Lancelot / Dear Arthur.” Hvedekorn, Number 4 (1996): 117-119 
1995Avgikos, Jan. “Openings: Kathleen Schimert.” Artforum (September 1995): 84-85. 
1994Schimert. Kathleen. “Sir Lancelot (celluloid star).” Thresholds: Viewing Culture, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Volume 8 (1994) 
1993 1993 Rees, Michael. “Yale Sculpture.” Flash Art, Vol. XXVI, No. 170. (May/June 1993) Crowder, Joan. “Attracted to Love’s Distractions.” Santa Barbara News Press (March 12, 1993) 

 

CATALOGUES

 

2007Aspen, CO. Aspen Art Museum. Sculptors Drawing, 2007. Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Munich, Germany. Pinakothek der Moderne and Bayerische Staatsoper…drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…, 2007. Text by Diana Thater. 
2006New York, NY. Independent Curators International. Space is the Place, 2006. Texts by Alex Baker, Toby Kamps, and Svetlana Boym. 
20022002 Linz, Austria. Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz. Aquaria: The Fascinating World of Man and Water, 2002. Texts by Barbara Wally et al. Sotteville les Rouen, France. Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie. Une Collection pour une Region 1982-2002: Dix Regards Sur le Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie, 2002. 
2000Graz, Austria. Landesmuseum Joanneum. steirischer herbst 2000. <hers> Video als weibliches Terrain, 2000. Edited by Stella Rollig. 
1999London, United Kingdom. Tate Gallery Publishing. Abracadabra. International Contemporary Art, 1999. Edited by Catherine Grenier and Catherine Kinley. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prestel Verlag. Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-Garde, 2002. Texts by Jean Clair et al. 
1998Chicago, IL. Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, The Oedipus Rex: The Drowned Man, 1998. Text by Lynne Cooke. Greensboro, NC. Weatherspoon Art Gallery at The University of North Carolina. Thirty-Third Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper, 1998. 
1997Chicago, IL. The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago. Katy Schimert, 1997. Text by Lynne Cook. New York, NY. The Whitney Museum of American Art. 1997 Biennial Exhibition, 1997. Texts by Lisa Phillips and Louise Neri. 
1996Knislinge, Sweden. Wanås Foundation. 1996 Wanås, 1996. Texts by Marika Wachtmeister, Kay C.Pallister, and Barry Schwabsky. Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art. The Power of Suggestion,1996. Text by Cornelia Butler. Santa Barbara, CA. University Art Museum, University of California, CA. The Lie of the Land,1996. Text by Elizabeth A. Brown. São Paulo, Brazil. Fundação Bienal de São Paolo. Universalis, 1996. Text by Paul Schimmel.
1994New Haven, CT. Yale University Art School. Critical Mass, 1994. Text by Charles Long. 

 

FILM, VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE

 

1999Mount Vesuvius, 16 mm. Running time: 4 minutes, black and white, no sound. 
1998Icarus and the World Trade Center, Super-8 mm film transferred to video. Running time: 5 minutes, color, no sound. D.P. Saam Gabbay. 
1997Oedipus Rex: The Drowned Man, Super-8 mm film. Running time: 5 minutes, color, no sound. D.P. Saam Gabbay. 
1996The Astronaut, 16 mm film. Running time: 20 minutes, black and white, no sound. D.P. Saam Gabbay. Performed by Oliver Reinsch and Katy Schimert. Produced by AC Project Room and Janice Guy. Screened at 65 Thompson Street, New York on March 14, 1996. 
1994Future Perfect, video sequence in Hi 8 and Pixel vision. Running time: 8 minutes, color. D.P. Saam Gaaby. Performed by Katy Schimert. 
1992Sir Lancelot, super-8 film. D.P. Saam Gabbay. Performed by Oliver Reinsch. 
1991-93Ophelia, video sequence. D.P. Jo Ann Walters. Performed by Katy Schimert. 
1985-87Member of the Bricolage Theater Company located in New York and Philadelphia. 

 

GRANTS

 

2001Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, NY
1999Joan Mitchell Foundation, NY
1994-95P.S.1 Museum International Studio Program, NY.
1991Individual Artists Project Grant, Connecticut State Commission on the Arts, CT
1988-90Artist in Residence, Yale School of Art and Music at Norfolk, CT
1984Award for Juniors, Philadelphia College of Art, Leo Model Foundation, PA 

 

LECTURES, PANELS AND CONFERENCES

 

2010 Williams College, Landscapes of the Mind: A Symposium: artists and neuroscientists discuss creativity, visualizing the brain, and the ways art and science connect. Conversation with artist Katy Schimert and neuroscientists Sally and Bennet Shaywitz, March 13. 
2008 Cooper Union, Guest panelist for Undergraduate Architecture Review with Cooper Union Professors: Diane Lewis and guests, 
2008 Anne Lind International Program, Lecture and studio visits, sixth installment, May 12 to 15. http://www.canadianart.ca/foundation/programs/annelind/2008/07/03/katy-schimert/ 
1999Wexner Center for the Arts, Symposium on Louise Bourgeois, Wexner Prize Recipient, with panelists: Nan Goldin, Katy Schimert, Amei Wallach, Robert Storr and Lisa Florman, May 7th 
1996The Renaissance Society, Public lecture with interview by Martha Nussbaum: University of Chicago Professor of Law and Philosophy, about the exhibition, Oedipus Rex, March 9, 1997.Video Archive. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

PresentRhode Island School of Design. Associate Professor of Art, Graduate Program Director of Ceramics and Department Head of Ceramics.
2011Rhode Island School of Design, Visiting Critic, Foundation Studies (Drawing) Spring Semester
2004New York University, Visiting Professor of Sculpture. Taught Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Sculpture, Drawing, Critique and served on Graduate Thesis Committees.
2003-04Harvard University, Visiting Professor of Sculpture, Taught Undergraduate courses in Sculpture and Drawing to Art and Architecture students. Conducted individual critiques and served on Senior Thesis Committees.
1995-04New York University, Adjunct Professor and Sculpture and Department Coordinator. Taught Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Sculpture, Drawing, Critique and served on Graduate Thesis Committees. Oversaw the department’s facilities, courses, faculty and staff.
1991-94University Of California, Santa Barbara, Lecturer, Sculpture, Photography and Ceramics Departments. (graduate and undergraduate)
1989-91Yale University, Lecturer, Sculpture Department. (graduate and undergraduate)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie, Sotteville les Rouen, France

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Wanås Foundation, Wanås, Sweden

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

 

Affiliations

 

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. Board Member (2009-12))