Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart has exhibited widely in Europe, Asia and the United States for more than thirty years. Selected exhibitions include: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; the Art Museum of the Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland; the Musee d’Arts de Toulon, France; the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. She has had one-person exhibits at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MIT, Boston; The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands; the ICA, London; Williams College Museum of Art,Williamstown, MA; Centre d’Arts Plastique Contemporaines de Bourdeaux, France; The Arts Club of Chicago; and the Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage. Stuart’s works were featured in Documenta VI, Kassel, Germany and in the American Bienial Pavilions in Seoul, Korea, and Cairo, Egypt. Among her many painting commissions are a grand lobby installation, Paradisi: A Garden Mural, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Site sculptures include Starmarker and Star Chart: Constellations, in Wanas Sculpture Garden, Knislinge, Sweden; Garden of Four Seasons, Scheide Music Center, Wooster,Ohio; Garden of Four Seasons, a bronze/marble sculpture relief in Tochige, Japan and Tabula, a thirty-four-part marble relief at the New Stuyvesant High School in Battery Park, New York City, for which she won a New York City Art Commission Award for Design. She is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Brooklyn Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Detroit Institute of Art; the Philadelphia Museum; the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Musee d’Art de Toulon, and the National Collection of Art, Canberra, Australia; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Among non-permanent commissioned works are: Niagara Gorge Path Relocated, Stone alignments/Solstice Cairns, Night Passage Signalling Two Suns, navigating the Sea… Reflecting the Stars and Ashes in Arcadia.

Stuart has received four National Endowment grants, two New York Foundation for the Arts grants, a Ford Foundation grant, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and an American Academy in Rome residency.

Michelle Stuart lives in New York City and Amagansett.

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  3. Michelle Stuart in her Studio, Courtesy of Michelle Stuart