Discipline: Visual Art

Amy Sillman

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1992

Amy Sillman is an American painter. Her artistic practice also includes drawings, cartoons, collage, iPhone video, and zines. Sillman began showing at the Brent Sikkema Gallery in New York in 2000. She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and shows at Capitain-Petzel in Berlin, at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, at Campoli Presti in Paris, and at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles. The first large scale survey of her work, curated by Helen Molesworth, premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in October 2013. The exhibition also travelled to the Aspen Art Museum and the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College. Her solo show “Third Person Singular,” the exhibition of a year-long project of portraiture and abstract painting, was on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and travelled to the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, until 2009. Her work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Portrait by Tess Mayer


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Amy Sillman worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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