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b. 1946, Appleton, New York

Lives and works in Jefferson, NY 





1969  BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 



Selected Solo Exhibitions



New work, floor and table models, (on the floor), Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Copper and Propane, a photograph: what it is and what it isn't, F, Houston, TX



Blockers, Spacers and Scribble Drawings 2020, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



fastness, slowness and Monstrous Beauty, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 



A part of a part of part, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 



Dress the Form, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY



Nancy Shaver: Reconciliation, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT 



In Place, John David Gallery, Hudson, NY 



Three Sisters, Four Beauties, and a Workhorse, Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Painted Sculpture, Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Hundred Acres Gallery, New York 



Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY 



Selected Group Exhibitions 



The Interior Life: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.



Nothing is to be Done for William T. Wiley, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



She Dances Like a Bomb, curated by Debra Baxter & Dawn Cerny, form & concept, Santa Fe, NM

Broken Dishes, curated by Nancy Shaver, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY



Alex Olson and Nancy Shaver: Waters, 12.26, Dallas, TX

Nancy Shaver & Emi Winter, Gathering texture, following shape, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



One Day at a Time: Manny Farber, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Dime-Store Alchemy, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, traveling to High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Away From the Wall, National Arts Club, New York, NY



Hat Tip, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Exhibition of Art, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Fuel and Lumber Company, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY



Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver, Adam and Ollman, Portland, OR

Garden Show, curated by Sam Korman, Regards, Chicago, IL 

The Potato Eaters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY 

Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY



Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY 

The Look of Things, curated by Nancy Shaver, Soloway Gallery, New York, NY 

A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 

Freedom Curated Culture, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Jefferson, New York, The Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

Plant Stand, Songs for Presidents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

sorry, I've been trying to teach a peacock how to act, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY 



Displayed, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Goldfish, P! Gallery, New York, NY 

Eric’s Trip, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY 

Correspondence, Publication Studio, Catskill, NY

Cancel All Our Vows, organized by Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver,  Dodge Gallery, New York, NY 

Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 



Framing the Viewshed, Groundswell, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY 

My Crippled Friend, Columbia College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Art-Link, Foundation Gallery, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 

Group exhibition, curated by Haim Steinbach, The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY



Punt, Feature Inc.

New York Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY 

Creature from the Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 



self-referral nonobjective, Feature Inc., New York, NY

bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 



Francis Cape – The Other End of the Line, curated by Ian Berry, The High Line, New York, NY

Long Long Gone, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Jewel Thief, curated by Ian Berry and Jessica Stockholder, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Skulture, Feature Inc., New York, NY 



One loses one’s classics, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO 

Populate This Form, Feature Inc., New York, NY 



Begin Again Right Back Here, curated by B. Wurtz Public Project, White Columns, New York, NY

Public Project (with Tammy Dudman), Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

History, Use, & Borrowed Landscape, curated by Nancy Shaver, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Rose Colored Glasses, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY 

Shit, Feature Inc., New York



The sun rises in the evening, Feature Inc., New York, NY

Honey Bunches, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA



About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)

Grass and Honey, curated by David Shaw, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)



Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Nancy Shaver and Richard Tuttle, Brent Sikkema, New York

Lumpenedlyness, curated by Hudson, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Contra/Post, curated by Joe Fyfe, JG Contemporary, New York, NY 

Living with Duchamp, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (brochure)



Another, once again, many times more, Feature Inc., New York, NY

Private View: Daphne Fitzpatrick/Nancy Shaver/Amy Sillman/Kara Walker, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

Six Contemporary Artists; Polly Apfelbaum, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Nancy Shaver, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, curated by Michael Jenkins, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (brochure)



Open the Pod Bay Door, Feature Inc., New York, NY



Group Exhibiton, curated by Robert Gober, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY 

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY



Coming off the Wall, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA



Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY 



Sculpture as Objects: 1915–1995, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Representational Drawings, Feature Inc., New York, NY

I Gaze a Gazely Stare, Feature Inc,. New York, NY

Papiers Choisis, Galerie Montenay, Paris, France

Strung Into the Apollonian Dream..., Feature Inc., New York, NY



Can You Always Believe Your Eyes: Recent American Drawings, curated by Rob Peree and Lydia Schouten, Museum of Contemporary Art De Beyard, Breda, Netherlands (catalogue) 



Les Petits Rien de la Vie, La Galerie Volée à Une Muse, Lyon, France 

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

Here’s Looking at Me: Contemporary Self-Portraits, Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (catalogue)

Yours, curated by Michael Jenkins, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY 



Drawn in the Nineties, curated by Joshua Smith, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; subsequent tour organized by Independent Curators Incorporated (catalogue)

Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY



Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY



Status of Sculpture, ELAC Art Contemporain, Lyon, France; traveled to ICA London, England (catalogue)



Nature Morte, Galerie Montenay, Paris, France 

Buena Vista, curated by Collins & Milazzo, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Filling the Gap, curated by Saul Ostrow, Feigen Inc., Chicago, IL 

Buttinsky, Feature, New York, NY 

The Milky Way, curated by Stephen Westfall, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)

Poetic Objectives, curated by Gordon VeneKlasen, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

Klasen Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Villeurbanne, France

The Mirror in Which Two are Seen as One, curated by Andrea Belag, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Changing Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Avant 1989, curated by Haim Steinbach, Villa Gillet, Lyon, France

Cinderella Rockefeller, Feature, New York, NY

300 Years of Still Life, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Pre-Pop, Post-Appropriation, curated by Collins and Milazzo in cooperation with Leo Castelli, Stux Gallery, New York, NY(catalogue)

New Poverty, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Media Post Media, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY(catalogue)



Messages, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY

One Hand Clapping, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, England

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Feature, Chicago, IL 



Cable Gallery, New York Feature, Chicago, IL



Vermont Photography, Robert Hall Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT



55 Mercer Street, New York Club 57, New York, NY



Books Inc., New York, NY



P.S. 122, New York, NY



University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, NY



Connecticut College Art Gallery, New London, CT



Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH



Selected Bibliography



Lubow, Arthur. "Ann Philbin’s Subtle Touch", W Magazine, March 15 2023. Web.

Asatekin, Cigdem. "Wolf Tones: A Many Sided House", The Broolyn Rail, March 2023. Print and online. 



Steinhauer, Jillian, "What to See in New York Art Galleries this Week: FLAG Art Foundation, Dime-Store Alchemy", The New York Times, July 18, 2018. Print and online. 

Smith, Roberta, "What to See in New York Art Galleries this Week: Nancy Shaver, A part of a part of a part", The New York Times, May 23, 2018. Print and online. 

Smith, Roberta, "A Groundbreaking Show Presents a New, Inclusive Vision of American Art", The New York Times, February 15, 2018. Print and online. 



Nadel, Dan. "Nancy Shaver: In the Studio." Art in America, Jun/Jul 2017. Print. 



Plagans, Peter. “Nancy Shaver: Dress the Form.” The Wall Street Journal. Aug 11 2016. Print. 

Schwendener, Martha. “Nancy Shaver ‘Dress the Form.” The New York Times. Aug 5 2016. Print.

Miller, Leigh Anne. “Nancy Shaver at Derek Eller.” Art in America. July 7 2016. Web. 

Gopnik, Blake. “Nancy Shaver’s One-Room Biennale.” Artnet news. July 5 2016. Web. 

Zevitas, Steven. “16 Artists to Watch in 2016 (+2).” New American Paintings Northeast #122 Feb/Mar 2016. Print

Kitnick, Alex. “Greater New York: MoMA PS1.” Artforum Jan 2016. Print. 



Sherman, Sam. “Nancy Shaver: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.” Artforum. October 7 2015. Web. 

Helmke, Juliet. “Skirting the Square: Nancy Shaver Breaks Boundaries with Blocks.” Modern Painters 16 Oct. 2015. Web. 

Sutton, Benjamin. “MoMA PS1’s Citywide Survey Shows New York’s Greats (and Not-so-Greats).” 9 Oct. 2015. Web. 

Hodara, Susan. “Art and Its INspiration, Side by Side, at the Aldrich.” The New York Times. July 11 2015. Print. 

Taxter, Kelly. “NADA New York 2015 Picks.” Artspace May 2015. Web. 



Johnson, Ken. “‘Displayed’ at the Anton Kern Gallery.” New York Times Jul. 2014. Print. “Displayed.” NYArt Beat Jul. 2014. Print. 

Grumbach, Matthew. “Willfully Indiosyncratic Art at Anton Kern Gallery.” Black Book Review 2 Jul. 2014. Print. 



Cooke, Lynne. “Best of 2013.” Artforum Vol. 52 #4 Dec. 2013. Print. 

“Art and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists.” NY ARTS 24 Jun. 2013. Print. 



Sutton, Ben. “Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons, Filling a Collector’s Beach House With High-Priced Hipster Art.” 3 Aug. Web. 

Smith, Roberta. “Like Watching Paint Thrive.” New York Times 29 Jun. Print. 



“Goings On About Town.” New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2011. Print. 

Shaver, Nancy and Antoine, Jean-Phillipe. The Quilt and the Truck. Portland, OR: Publication Studio. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Self-Referral Nonobjective.” New York Times 8 Sep. 2011. Print 

Cotter, Holland. “New Sparkle for an Abstract Ensemble.” New York Times 7 Jan. 2011. Print. 



Stillman, Steel and Raven, Lucy. Henry at Home. Chicago, IL: Soberscove Press. Print. 



Cooper, Ivy. “Variety Succeeds at White Flag.” St. Louis Beacon 28 Jan. 2009. Print. 

Humphrey, David and Geoff Kaplan. Blind Handshake. Penzance, UK: LoPeriscope Publishing. Print. 

McDade, Jackson. “Skulture Vulture.” 27 Dec. 2009. Web. 



“Top Pick.” Apr. 2007. Web. 

Dunham, Carla Ruth. “Review.” ArtUS Summer. 2007. Print. 

Gelber, Eric. “Review.” New York Sun 17 May 2007. Print. 

Gelber, Eric. “Review.” 6 Jun. 2007. Print. 

Hoggard, Barry. 24 Apr. 2007. Web. 

White, Roger. “Review.” Time Out New York 17–23 May 2007. Print.



Bankowski, Jack. “Best of 2004.” Artforum Dec. 2004. 

Deitcher, David. “Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Nancy Shaver and Richard Tuttle.” Time Out New York 8–15 Jan. 2004.



Holliday, Frank. “Formalism Shifted.” Gay City News 11–17 Dec. 2003. Print. 



Fyfe, Joe. “Review.” Art in America Oct. 2002. Print. 

Naves, Mario. “Nancy Shaver: Woman on the Verge.” New York Observer 4 Feb. 2002. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Review.” New York Times 11 Jan. 2002. Print. 



Cotter, Holland. “Another, Once Again, Many Times More,” New York Times 11 May. 2001. Print 



Cotter, Holland. “An Impresario of Menace in Simple Things.” New York Times 26 Mar. 2000. Print.



Griffin, Tim. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Time Out New York 19–26 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Selective Affinities.” New Yorker 6 Sep. 1999. Print. 

Siegel, Katy. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Artforum, Dec. 1999. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review.” New York Times 27 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” New York Times 6 Aug. 1999. Print. 

Williams, Gregory. “Review of Matthew Marks group show.” Frieze Nov/Dec. 1999. Print. 



Ebony, David. “Review.” Art in America Dec. 1997. Print. 



Smith, Roberta. “Review.” New York Times 20 May. 1994. 



Gimmelson, Deborah. “ARCO Takes Center Stage in Madrid.” Art & Auction Feb. 1992. Print.



“Sinnvolle Alternativen und Erganzungen.” Berliner Kultur 24 Apr. 1991. Print. 

Corris, Michael. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture.’” Artscribe Jan/Feb. 1991. Print.

Humphrey, David. “New York Fax.” Art Issues Nov/Dec. 1991. Print. 

Puvogel, Renate. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Kunstforum May/Jun. 1991. Print. 

Renton, Andrew. “Review.” Flash Art Jan/Feb. 1991. Print.

Tanaka, Hiroko. “The Mediocre Objects That Portray the Artist’s Clear Personality.” Hi Fashion Magazine Nov. 1991. Print. 



Bourriaud, Nicolas. “A la Lois Objet de Consommation et Objet d’Art.” Par Cats, Mar/May. 1990. Print. 

Chaine, Stanl. “Status of Sculpture: Mais qu’est-ce que l’Art?.” Expos 20 May. 1990. Print. 

Cornand, Rene.  “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Actualite Apr. 1990. Print. 

Decter, Joshua. “New York in Review.” Arts Jan. 1990. Print. 

Hilton, Tim. “Childish Things.” Guardian 26 Sep. 1990. Print. 

Johnson, Ken. “Review.” Art in America Mar. 1990. Print. (reproduction)

Nesbitt, Lois. “Review.” Artforum Feb. 1990. Print. (reproduction) 

“Nieuwe Lichting Amerikaanse Beelhouwers.” Het Nieuwsblad 8 Dec. 1990. Print. 

Paris, Wendy. “Review of ‘Status of Sculpture’.” Sculpture Sep/Oct. 1990. Print. 

Tran, David. “La Sculpture, C’est pas l’Amerique!.” Spectacles/Loisirs 20 May. 1990. Print. 

Westfall, Stephen. “Interview.” Bomb Spring 1990. Print. (reproduction)



Collins, Tricia, and Richard Milazzo. “Post-Appropriation and the Romantic Fallacy. Gober, Etkin, Shaver and Carroll.” Tema Celeste Jul/Sep. 1989. Print. 

Geer, Suvan. “Review.” Los Angeles Times 24 Mar. 1989. Print. 

Gerstler, Amy. “Review.” ArtForum May. 1989. Print. 

Knight, Christopher. “Review.” Los Angeles Herald Examiner 17 Mar. 1989. Print. 

Pagel, David. “Review.” Artscribe Summer 1989. Print. 

Rubin, Jane. “Review.” Art issues Summer 1989. Print. 



Nickas, Robert. “Entropia y los Nuevos Objetos.” El Paseante 1988. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Review of ‘Media Post Media’.” New York Times 15 Jan. 1988. Print. 

Virshup, Amy. “Review of ‘Media Post Media’.” New York 25 Jan. 1988. Print. 



Beaumont, Mary Rose. “One Hand Clapping.” Arts Review Aug. 1987. Print. 

Cameron, Dan. “Review.” Flash Art Nov/Dec 1987. Print. (reproduction)

Klein, Ellen Lee. “Review.” Arts, Dec. 1987. Print. 

Levin, Kim. “Review.” Village Voice 6 Oct. 1987. Print. 

Indiana, Gary. “Really Real.” Village Voice 13 Oct. 1987. (reproduction)

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 2 October



Friedman, Jon. “Review.” Arts Jun. 1983. Print. 

Russell, John. “Review.” New York Times 8 Apr. 1983. Print. 



Selected Public Collections


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


Awards and Honors



National Women's Political Caucus, Art as Media Award



Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation



Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship



Anonymous Was a Woman



Pollack-Krasner Foundation



Yaddo Fellowship



MacDowell Fellowship



MacDowell Fellowship