Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, b.1955

Beverly Fishman

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Beverly Fishman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1977 from Philadelphia College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980 from Yale University.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Chemical Sublime,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “T.N.N.,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; “DOSE” (curated by Nick Cave), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY; “Another Day in Paradise,” Abroms- Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; “Pain Management,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Big Pharma,” Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH; “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health,” Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; “Living Networks,” Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI; “Focus: Beverly Fishman,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; “Artificial Paradise,” Wasserman...

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Biography

Beverly Fishman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1977 from Philadelphia College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980 from Yale University.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Chemical Sublime,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “T.N.N.,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; “DOSE” (curated by Nick Cave), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY; “Another Day in Paradise,” Abroms- Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; “Pain Management,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Big Pharma,” Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH; “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health,” Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; “Living Networks,” Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI; “Focus: Beverly Fishman,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; “Artificial Paradise,” Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI; “Pill Spill,” Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; Galerie Richard, New York, NY; “Pharmako,” Galerie Richard, Paris, France; and “Pill Spill,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

Recent group exhibitions include “Grafik,” Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY; “Xeriscape - Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala Self and Wendy White,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Front International” (curated by Michelle Grabner), Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; “Public Matter,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Primary,” Korn Gallery, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ; “‘Spieltrieb’: Polly Apfelbaum, Beverly Fishman, Ryan Mrozowski, Kathleen Ryan,” Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; “Remains of the Days,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; “Paper,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “A Dazzling Decade,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; “The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; “She Rocks,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; “Sensuous/Pensive: At Odds and Overlapping” (curated by Donald Kuspit and Casey Gleghorn), Booth Gallery, New York, NY; “Painting/Object,” Library Street Collective, Los Angeles, CA; “Super Sketchy,” DCTV, New York, NY; “New Works by Daniel Brice, Tim Forcum, Beverly Fishman, Dion Johnson, Joe Lloyd, John Schlue, Christian Tedeschi, and Wayne White,” Western Project @ JAUS, Los Angeles, CA; “Going Big, Central Booking,” New York, NY; “Compendium,” The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; “The Brain, Sun Valley Center for the Arts,” Ketchum, ID; and “Post-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After,” David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Her work is included in many public and private collections including Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey Chrysler Museum of Art;, Norfolk, VA Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT; Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; MacArthur Foundation Collection, Chicago, IL; Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

She is the recipient of many awards, including Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; Artist Space Exhibition Grant; and NEA Fellowship Grant, among others.

Fishman lives and works in Detroit, MI.

Artworks

24

Untitled, 2016

RELATED CATEGORIES

Connection with Space / Geometric Expression / Mixed Media / Mixed Media Painting / Perception / Pharmaceuticals and Art / Pill / Polychromatic Color Scheme / Urethane Paint / Varying Versions of Reality / Vivid Color

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1980

    MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • 1977

    BFA, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • Chemical Sublime, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2017

    T.N.N., Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Grafik, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY 

  • Xeriscape - Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala Self and Wendy White, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

  • Front International (curated by Michelle Grabner), Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH 

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1980

    MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • 1977

    BFA, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • Chemical Sublime, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2017

    T.N.N., Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY 

  • DOSE (curated by Nick Cave), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY 

  • Another Day in Paradise, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 

  • 2016

    Pain Management, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

  • 2015

    Big Pharma, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 

  • Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA 

  • Living Networks, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI 

  • 2013

    Focus: Beverly Fishman, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI 

  • Artificial Paradise, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI 

  • 2012

    Pill Spill, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

  • 2011

    Galerie Richard, New York, NY 

  • Pharmako, Galerie Richard, Paris, France 

  • Pill Spill, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH 

  • 2010

    Future Natural, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 

  • Beverly Fishman, Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY 

  • Pharmaco-Xanadu, Bruno David Gallery Projects Space, St. Louis, MO 

  • 2009

    Kandyland, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • Beverly Fishman: Recent Paintings, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

  • 2008

    Chromo-ecstasy (curated by Dr. Sania Papa), Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 

  • Optical Unconscious, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 

  • 2007

    Matrix, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

  • 2006

    Chromophilia, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

  • 2005

    Chemical Abstraction, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL 

  • Take as Needed, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY 

  • One a Day, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France 

  • Beverly Fishman, Daimler Chrysler Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2004

    Ecstasy, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

  • 2003

    happy happy, SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Pharmakon, Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom 

  • From Here to There, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • 2002

    Beverly Fishman, Boom Gallery, Oak Park, IL

  • 2001

    Feel Good, Gallery 2211 SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2000

    Pharmaco Xanadu, White Columns, New York, NY 

  • Drugstore, PØST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Fantastic Voyage, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Grafik, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY 

  • Xeriscape - Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala Self and Wendy White, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

  • Front International (curated by Michelle Grabner), Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH 

  • Public Matter, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI 

  • Primary, Korn Gallery, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ 

  • ‘Spieltrieb’: Polly Apfelbaum, Beverly Fishman, Ryan Mrozowski, Kathleen Ryan, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY 

  • 2017

    Remains of the Days, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey 

  • Paper, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • A Dazzling Decade, Nerman Museum of Contemporar y Art, Overland Park, KS 

  • The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY 

  • She Rocks, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY 

  • 2016

    Sensuous/Pensive: At Odds and Overlapping (curated by Donald Kuspit and Casey Gleghorn), Booth Gallery, New York, NY

  • Painting/Object, Library Street Collective, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Super Sketchy, DCTV, New York, NY 

  • New Works by Daniel Brice, Tim Forcum, Beverly Fishman, Dion Johnson, Joe Lloyd, John Schlue, Christian Tedeschi, and Wayne White, Western Project @ JAUS, Los Angeles, CA 

  • 2015

    Going Big, Central Booking, New York, NY 

  • Compendium, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY 

  • The Brain, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID 

  • Post-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

  • 2014

    42nd Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Sensation, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

  • 2013

    Color as Abstraction, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

  • Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Heads, Shoulders…, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL 

  • 2012

    Segment #3, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey 

  • Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 

  • Blue, White, and Red, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

  • First Year in New York, Galerie Richard, New York, NY 

  • Petits Formats, Galerie Richard, Paris, France 

  • 2011

    No Object Is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • 2010

    Pop, Op, and Geo Again, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 

  • Overpaper, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

  • Ceremonial Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

  • Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

  • 2009

    Infinitesimal Eternity: Images Made in the Face of Spectacle, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

  • opening season, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 

  • Michigan Masters Invitational, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

  • Overview ‘09, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

  • Color, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, IL 

  • 2008

    Mixed Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • Small Treasures, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • Small Abstract Paintings, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France 

  • 2007

    Alma Mater, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA 

  • Op Art: Then and Now, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH 

  • Mixed Exhibition, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

  • Introduction, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • The Inland See (curated by James Yood), Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Optical Edge (curated by Robert C. Morgan), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY 

  • Fresh, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI “WHY: Detroit,” Detroit Gallery, Detroit, MI 

  • 2006

    Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • Summer Group Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

  • 2005

    Paper, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL 

  • Extreme Abstraction, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France 

  • 2004

    In Polytechnicolor, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

  • Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • 2003

    Group Show, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

  • 2002

    Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

  • Loaded, Midway, St. Paul, MN 

  • Zero Degrees, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Bitchin Pictures, Gallery 2211 SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Group Show, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA 

  • 2001

    The Benefit Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 

  • Colorforms, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 

  • Made, PØST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY 

  • RE:production, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • 2000

    Go Ask Alice, PØST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Grants & Awards

  • 2015

    GAPP Developmental Artist Residency, Toledo Museum of Art

  • 2011

    Guest Artist Pavilion Project, Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project

  • 2010

    Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

  • 2008

    Nomination for Kresge Eminent Artist Award

  • 2005

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

  • 2003

    Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

Collections

  • Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey 

  • Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA 

  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH 

  • Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 

  • Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT 

  • Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

  • Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT 

  • Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI 

  • MacArthur Foundation Collection, Chicago, IL 

  • Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT 

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL 

  • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT 

  • Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH