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Amy Sillman

American, b. 1955

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Amy Sillman

American, b. 1955

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Biography

In her relentless dedication to the exploration of non-figurative painting, Amy Sillman has aligned herself closely with such canonical modernists as Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, and Joan Mitchell. Working in gestural and abstract style, Sillman describes her art as the result of a “physical thinking process” and an extension of her inner dialogue. Her compositions often feature broad swathes of color contrasted against sharp linear elements, the latter both defining space and lending her pictures a bold, expressive character. She applies paint in varying consistencies and textures to create a multi-faceted painted surface, yielding an impasto comparable to that of Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Sillman also creates prints and works on paper and occasionally experiments with representation, drawing figures into sparse color fields.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

In her relentless dedication to the exploration of non-figurative painting, Amy Sillman has aligned herself closely with such canonical modernists as Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, and Joan Mitchell. Working in gestural and abstract style, Sillman describes her art as the result of a “physical thinking process” and an extension of her inner dialogue. Her compositions often feature broad swathes of color contrasted against sharp linear elements, the latter both defining space and lending her pictures a bold, expressive character. She applies paint in varying consistencies and textures to create a multi-faceted painted surface, yielding an impasto comparable to that of Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Sillman also creates prints and works on paper and occasionally experiments with representation, drawing figures into sparse color fields.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
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