Alice Aycock

Biography

1946                Born on November 20th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1968                Received B.A. from Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1971                Received M.A. from Hunter College, New York, New York

1983                First major retrospective at Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart   

1990                Retrospective at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

2013-4            Retrospective of Drawings, organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY and in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; traveled to the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1975-76          National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1976                Creative Artists' Public Service Grant

1980                National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1983                C.U.N.Y. Research Award

1986                National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1991                La Fondation Cartier, 3-month residency

1994                National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1996                Fourteenth Annual Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design, (for East River Roundabout, New York, New York)

2008                Americans for the Arts Public Art Award

2013                Anonymous Was a Woman Award

2013                National Academician Induction, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

2014                International Association of Art Critics Award, (for Alice Aycock Drawings: Some   Stories are Worth Repeating)

2018                Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey

 

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017Alice Aycock: The Turbulence Series, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2015Twists and Turns, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, United States.

  • 2014Park Avenue Paperchase, Park Avenue Malls, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2014Retrospective of Drawings by Alice Aycock, University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States. traveled to Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

  • 2013Super Twister II, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany.

  • 2013Retrospective of Drawings by Alice Aycock, Parrish Art Museum, Mountainville, New York, United States. in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2013Maelstrom, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2013New Works on Paper, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2012Paper Chase, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States. traveled to Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2012A Simple Network of Underground Walls and Tunnels, 1975/2012, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, New York, United States.

  • 2011Wavy Enneper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany.

  • 2010The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany.

  • 2009Sand/Fans, Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • 2009Some Night Actions, Salmon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2009Alice Aycock: Sculptures and Drawings, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States.

  • 2008On the Interaction of Particles of Thought, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Connecticut, United States.

  • 2008Sand/Fans, Salmon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2005Starsifter Galaxy NGC 4314, Ramapo College of New Jersey: Sports and Recreation Center, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States.

  • 2004Spin Dizzy, Rowland State Government Center, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States.

  • 2004Dallas Dahlia, New Dallas Police Headquarters, Dallas, Texas, United States.

  • 2002Maze 2000, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States.

  • 2001Ephemera, Etc, Part 1: The Talking Hands, Principality of Monaco Sculpture Garden, Monaco, Monaco.

  • 1998The Juggler of Memories, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1997The Tuning Fork Oracle, Center for the Arts and Planning, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

  • 1996Some Stories Are Worth Repeating: Projects 1973-1995, Retrospective, Drawings and Models, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1995New Work, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

  • 1993This is an Endless Tale...., Sculpture and Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993Waterworks Installation, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

  • 1993Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Sean Kelley Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

  • 1992Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

  • 1991Alice Aycock: Zeichnungen, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria.

  • 1990Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1990Drawings and Sculpture, Insam Gleicher Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 1990Complex Visions: Sculpture and Drawings, a Retrospective, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, United States.

  • 1989Impossibilism, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

  • 1989The Islands of the Moons and Suns, J. Roberts Orton and Ming Murray Sculpture Garden, La Jolla, California, United States.

  • 1988Universe Wheel, State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States.

  • 1988Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1987The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by The Oceans Of The World For You, My Darling, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States.

  • 1987The Six of Pentacles: To Know All Manner of Things, Kunstforum, Munich, Germany.

  • 1986The Tower of Babel, Bushnami Sculpture Garden, Texas, United States.

  • 1986Sittings, Threefold Manifestation I, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1985Alice Aycock: Selected Drawings and Sculptures, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1985The Chart of Magnetic Forces, Humanic Corporation Artists Residency Program, Graz, Austria.

  • 1985Resource and Response, The Machine That Makes the World, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

  • 1985Alice Aycock, Serpentine Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom.

  • 1985New Drawings, Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

  • 1985Alice Aycock, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States.

  • 1984The House of Stoics, Environment and Sculpture, The International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium, Lake Biwa, Japan.

  • 1984New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1984Three New Sculptures, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States.

  • 1984The Great God Pan from the series entitled The Machine That Makes The World, subtitled Pie in The Sky, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland, United States.

  • 1984The Hundred Small Rooms, Bayou Show, The Houston Festival, Houston, Texas, United States.

  • 1983The Solar Wind, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, United States.

  • 1983Retrospective of Projects and Ideas 1972-1983, The Thousand and One Nights in The Mansion of Bliss, Part II, The Fortress of Utopia, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany. traveled to Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Sculpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; The Hague Municipal Museum, The Hague, Holland; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

  • 1983The Nets of Solomon, Phase II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 1983The Thousand and One Nights in The Mansion of Bliss, Protetch McNeil Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1982New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1982A Theory for Universal Causality (Time/Creation Machines), Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1982Hoodoo (Laura) Vertical and Horizontal Cross Sections of Ether Wind, The Atrium Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1981New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1981The Savage Sparkler, State University of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York, United States.

  • 1981Drawings, Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy.

  • 1980The Large Scale Dis/Integration of Micro-Electronic Memories, Battery Park City Landfill, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1980The Rotary Lightning Express, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York, United States.

  • 1980Collected Ghost Stories from the Workhouse, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States.

  • 1980The Game of Flyers, Washington Public Arts, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1979Studies in Mesmerism, University Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

  • 1979The Central Machine, Machinations, Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1979Flights of Fancy, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, United States.

  • 1979How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts, and The Machine That Makes The World, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1979Explanation, An, Of Spring and The Weight of Air, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti, Ohio, United States.

  • 1978The Sign On the Door Read The Sign On The Door..., University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States.

  • 1978History Of Beautiful May Rose Garden In The Month of January, Project for PCA 4, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1978The Happy Birthday Coronation Piece, Projects and Proposals, Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1978The Angels Continue Turning The Wheels Of The Universe Despite Their Ugly Souls..., Salvatore Ala, Milan, Italy.

  • 1978On The Eve Of The Industrial Revolution, a City Engaged In the Production of False Miracles, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States.

  • 1978A Precarious Method For Attacking An Enemy Fortress, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, United States.

  • 1978Untitled (Medieval Wheel House) and Untitled (Ramp Sculpture), John Weber Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1977The True and The False Project Entitled, The World Is So Full Of A Number Of Things, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1977Studies For A Town, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1976Circular Building with Narrow Ledges For Walking, Fry Farm, Silver Springs, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1976Wooden Shacks On Stilts with Platform, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

  • 1975Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, "Projects in Nature", Merriewold West, Far Hills, New Jersey, United States.

  • 1974Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Projects in Nature, Merriewold West, Far Hills, New Jersey, United States.

  • 1974Williams College Project, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.

  • 1974Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1974Walled Trench/ Earth Platform/Center Pit, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1973Low Building with Dirt Roof (For Mary), Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1972Maze, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1971Sun/Glass, Fry Farm, Silver Springs, Pennsylvania, United States.