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Petah Coyne



Born Oklahoma City, 1953; lives and works in New York  

> Education

1977
Art Academy of Cincinnati

1973
Kent State University, Ohio  

> Selected Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

1999
"Fairy Tales," Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland; catalogue

1998
"Fairy Tales," Galerie Lelong, New York

1996
"Petah Coyne, Black and White," The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta; catalogue

Photographs, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York

1994
Sculpture, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

1992
"Petah Coyne," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; catalogue

1989
"Grand Lobby Installation," Brooklyn Museum of Art

1987
"Untitled Installation," Sculpture Center, New York

"Special Projects," The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

Group Exhibitions

2000
"Glen Dimplex Artist’s Award," Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

"Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; catalogue

1999
"Millennium Messages," Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions, organized by the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York; catalogue

"Domestic Pleasures," Galerie Lelong, New York

"Drawing in the Present Tense," Parsons School of Design, New York; catalogue

1998
"Preview, Review," Galerie Lelong, New York

"House of Wax," The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

1997
"Selections from the Collections," The Museum of Modern Art,
New York

"Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

"Neuberger Museum of Art 1997 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art," Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; catalogue

1996
"A Selection of Gifts to the Collection from Lily Auchincloss," The Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Partners in Printmaking, Works from Solo Impressions," The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1995
"Object Lessons: Feminine Dialogues with the Surreal," Massachusetts College of Art, Huntington Gallery, Boston

1994
"In the Lineage of Eva Hesse," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

"Prints from Solo Impressions," The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ohio; catalogue

1993
"Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition of Drawings," Leo Castelli Gallery,
New York

"Monumental Propaganda," Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1992
"MiaHaus," Thread Waxing Space, New York

"Natural Forces/Human Observations," Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri

1991
"Award in the Visual Arts," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

1990
"Art Contemporain, Visions 90," Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montréal; catalogue

"Detritus: Transformation and Re-Construction," Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

1989
"The Emerging Figure," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; catalogue

1987
"Elements," Whitney Museum of American Art, Equitable Center,
New York

"Sculpture," Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

"Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women," The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; catalogue

"Alternative Supports: Contemporary Sculpture on the Wall," David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; catalogue

1986
"Bodies and Dreams," White Columns, New York

"Sydney Blum/Petah Coyne/Beverly Fishman," P.S. 122, New York

"Nature Observed," Danforth Museum of Art, Boston

"Paradise & Purgatory: West Meets East," Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1985
"Toy Show," BACA/The Brooklyn Arts Council

1984
"Holiday Invitational," A.I.R. Gallery, New York 

> Selected References

2001
Elisabeth Kirsch, "Not-So-Still Shots and Sculptures," Kansas City Star, March 2

Amei Wallach, "The Impenetrable That Leads to the Sublime," The New York Times, January 7

2000
Ann Wilson Lloyd, "In a New Millennium Religion Shows Its Face," The New York Times, January 23

Francine Prose, "The Message Trumps the Medium at Whitney Biennial," The Wall Street Journal, March 30

Simona Vendrame, "Nature and the Solitary Self," Tema Celeste (OctoberDecember): cover, 5259

Lilly Wei, "2000 Biennial Exhibition," Artnews 99, no. 5: 225

William Zimmer, "Synagogue and Cathedral, in the Name of Faith," The New York Times, May 7

1999
Janet Koplos, "Blanket of Darkness," Art in America 87, no. 9: 11619

Barbara MacAdam, "Canadian Beacon," Artnews 98, no. 4 (April):
7274

Carol Vogel, "Flurries at the Whitney," The New York Times,
December 31

1998
Judith H. Dobrzynski, "Steadily Weaving toward Her Goal," The New York Times, October 6

Ken Johnson, "Petah Coyne ‘Fairy Tales,’" The New York Times, September 18

Barbara MacAdam, "Petah Coyne," Artnews 97, no. 10: 16566

Mary Tannen, "It’s the Hair Stupid," The New York Times, November 1

1997
Catherine Fox, "Petah Coyne and Her Girls," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 9

Ann Landi, "Site Specifics," Artnews 96, no. 4: 11618

1996
Don Desmett, Transforming Social Order, Philadelphia: Temple Gallery, brochure

Barbara MacAdam, "Girl Talk," Artnews 95, no. 8 (September): cover,
1047

Roberta Smith, "The World through Women’s Lenses," The New York Times, December 13

"Surface and Illusion, An Edge of Black," Aperture, no. 145 (fall): 4651

1995
Christoph Gerozissis, The Invisible Force: Nomadism as Art Practice, Lakeland, Fla.: Polk Museum of Art, catalogue/brochure

Lucy R. Lippard, The Pink Glass Swan, New York: New Press, 8, 18

1994
Dore Ashton, ed., Monumental Propaganda, New York: Independent Curators Incorporated

"Gallery Reviews/Petah Coyne," The New Yorker 70, no. 33 (October 17): 29

Nancy Princenthal, "Petah Coyne at Jack Shainman," Art in America 82, no. 6: 95

1993
Lawrence Weschler, "Portfolio, Slight Modifications," The New Yorker 69, no. 12 (July 12): 5965

1992
Suzaan Boettger, "Dirt Works," Sculpture 2, no. 6 (November/December): 3843

1991
Roberta Smith, "On Long Island, Photos, Portraits, Pollack and Stereotyping," The New York Times, August 9

Robert Talpin, "Petah Coyne at Jack Shainman and Diane Brown," Art in America 79, no. 12: 1089

199091
Rebecca Solnit, "Dirt," Art Issues, no. 15 (December/January): 3035

1990
Jan Avgikos, "The (Un)Making of Nature, Whitney Museum Downtown," Artforum 29, no. 3 (November): 16566

Charlotte Steifer Rubenstein, American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions, Boston: G.K. Hall, 55860

1989
Michael Kimmelman, "Petah Coyne/Brooklyn Museum," The New York Times, October 6

Patricia C. Phillips, "Petah Coyne/Brooklyn Museum, Jack Shainman Gallery," Artforum 27, no. 9 (December): 137

1988
Eleanor Heartney, "Elements: Five Installations," Artnews (April): 56

1987
Michael Brenson, "Petah Coyne," The New York Times, May 22

1984
E. R. Shipp, "Chicago Watches as 10 Sculptures Grow," The New York Times, October 2

1983
Grace Glueck, "Engaging Experiments Transform a Sandy Site," The New York Times, July 31

> Selected Awards

2000
Sirus Project, Cobh, Ireland

1999
Exhibition award, AICA International Association of Art Critics

1998
Sculpture grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York

1997
Acadia Art Program, Northeast Harbor, Maine

1995
Exhibition award, AICA International Association of Art Critics

1994
International exchange, U.S./Mexico Creative Artists’ Residency Grant, National Endowment for the Arts

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Japan fellowship, Asian Cultural Council, New York

1990
Sculpture fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

International exchange fellowship, France, National Endowment for the Arts

Awards in the Visual Arts, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Bellagio residency, Italy, The Rockefeller Foundation

1989
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York

Artist grant, Art Matters, Inc., New York

1988
Sculpture fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

New works grant, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, Boston

1987
Artists grant, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York

Sculpture fellowship, Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Foundation, Cornish, New Hampshire

Artists Space, Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York

1986
Artists Space, Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York

1984
Artists Space, Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York 

> Selected Collections

Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Detroit Institute of Arts

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

The New School for Social Research, New York

The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland

The J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Petah Coyne - Untitled #961




> Education

> Selected Exhibitions

>Selected References

>Selected Awards

> Selected Collections