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Art & Art History

Voices: Amy Sillman

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Tuesday, February 13, 1996–Wednesday, February 14, 1996
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Amy Sillman (born 1956) works autobiographically but attains a secretive subject matter without being overtly narrative. Resting on beds of translucent veils of paint, her subject matter consists of highly rendered images, some comic-book-like figures, some recognizable images that appear to have been subjected to her own brand of permutation, and some stylized combinations of pictograph-like amorphous objects such as body parts, organs, and pores. Many of the images are engaged in human-like acts such as licking, touching, or arguing.

Sillman is represented by Casey M. Kaplan Gallery, New York, and her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States, and internationally in Hungary, Canada, and India. She has received numerous awards for painting, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and ART MATTERS. She earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and an MFA from Bard College, New York.