Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Alyson Shotz

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Alyson Shotz is known for large-scale sculptures that subvert their own physicality in order to explore the phenomenological experience of space, gravity, light, and matter. She currently has a solo project, Temporal Shift, at Grace Farms Foundation in Connecticut, and is also included in the exhibition “Line of Wit” at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Storm King Art Center, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. She has had solo exhibitions at the The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Wexner Center for the Arts, and Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, among others. Her work is included in public collections, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Guggenheim Bilbao, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

At MacDowell she made large scale Cyanotypes capturing winter light and space, that will be shown at Andersson/Sandstrom gallery in Stockholm in Fall of 2022. Shotz was recently awarded a Peter Reed Foundation Grant in 2021.



Alyson Shotz worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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