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Biography

Mira Schor

Born in 1950, Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. She received her MFA in painting from CalArts in 1973. Schor’s work has been included in exhibitions at June (2021), Kunsthaus Graz (2020), Kestner Gesellschaft (2019), The Jewish Museum (2010), Hammer Museum (1996) and P.S.1 (1992). She is the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller Foundation, Marie Walsh Sharpe, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and of the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism. She is the recipient of the 2019 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a feminist painter, art historian and critic.

She is represented by Lyles & King Gallery in New York City and Marcelle Alix, Paris.

Education

1973
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, US


Solo exhibitions

2022
Marcelle Alix,
Paris, Orbs and Eclipses

2021
Lyles & King, New York, US, Tipping point

2020
Fabian Lang
, Zürich, CH,HERE / THEN, THERE / NOW

2019
Lyles & King
, New York, US, California Paintings, 1971-1973

2017
Lyles & King
, New York, US, The Red Tie Paintings

2016
Lyles & King
, New York, US, Death Is a Conceptual Artist
CB1 Gallery
, Los Angeles, US, War Frieze (1991 - 1994)
CB1 Gallery
, Los Angeles, US, “Power” Frieze (2016)

2013
CB1 Gallery
, Los Angeles, US, Mira Schor: Chthonic Garden
artSTRAND Gallery
, Provincetown, US, Mira Schor: Paintings

2012
Marvelli Gallery
, New York, US, Mira Schor: “Voice” and “Speech,”

2011
Some Walls
, Oakland, US, Mira Schor: Painting in the Space Where Painting Used to Be

2010
CB1 Gallery,
Los Angeles, US,Mira Schor: Paintings From the Nineties to Now
Melville House
, Brooklyn, US,BookS of Pages

2009
Momenta Art
, Brooklyn, US,“Suddenly,”New Paintings by Mira Schor

2007
artSTRAND
, Provincetown, US, Swimmers and Dreamers: Provincetown Drawings

2003
Sheppard Art Gallery
, University of Nevada, Reno, US, Sexual Pleasure

1995
Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, US

1993
Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, US

1982
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, US

1980
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, US

1975
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, CA, Mira Schor: Painting

Group exhibitions
2021
Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, DE, THIS IS AMERICA
June,
Berlin, DE, Blood of a Poet (cur. by Camila McHugh)
Office Baroque
, Antwerp, BE, La Boîte-en-Valise

2020
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
, Philadelphia, US, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale
Marcelle Alix
, Paris, FR,dans la tiédeur de la nuit
The University of Kentucky Art Museum
, Lexington, US, This is America*
Lyles & King
, New York, US, I WANT TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN
Kunsthaus Graz
, Graz, AT,Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts (cur. Phillipp Kaiser and Christina Vegh)

2019
Hauser & Wirth
, New York, US, Personal Private Public
Kestner Gesellschaft
, Hanover, Germany, The Early Years of CalArts(cur. by Phillipp Kaiser and Christina Vegh)
56 Henry
, New York, US,Notebook(cur. Joanne Greenbaum)

2018
Pierogi
, New York, US, Under Erasure (cur. Raphael Rubinstein)
Thomas Erben Gallery
, New York, US, are you dead yet?

2016
Murray Guy
, New York, US,Whatever Moves Between Us Also Moves the World in General
Fortnight Institute
, New York, US, Dicks

2015
Lyles & King
, New York, US, The Inaugural
The Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at Colby-Sawyer College
, New Hampshire, US, Working Women: 36 Contemporary Women Artists

2014
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New
School of Design
, New York, US, Offense and Dissent: An exhibition about Image, Conflict, and Belonging
Bruce High Quality Foundation
, Brooklyn, US, The Last Brucennial

2013
Gross McLeaf Gallery
, Philadelphia, US, Signs and Systems

2012
1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
, New York, US, To be a Lady (cur. Jason Andrew)
NYCAMS,
New York, US, What I Know (cur. Jason Andrew)

2010
Schroeder Romero & Shredder,
New York, US, Vivid
The Jewish Museum, New York, US,
Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism
National Academy Museum
, New York, US, private(dis)play: Contemporary Artists' Sketchbooks
Storefront, Norte Maar,
Brooklyn, US, NEW year, NEW work, NEW space
David Nolan Gallery
, New York, US, The Visible Vagina
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
, Atlanta, US, SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (cur. Regine Basha and Stuart Horodner)

2009
Norte Maar
, Brooklyn, US, Draw: Vasari Revisited or a Sparring of Contemporary Thought
George Adams Gallery
, New York, US, Parsons Pink Slips
artSTRAND Gallery
, Provincetown, US, paperJAM

2007
Momenta Art
, Brooklyn, US, Air Kissing: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Art About The Art World
St. John’s University
, New York, US, From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now

2006
University of Virginia Art Museum
, Charlottesville, US, COMPLICIT! Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture
Artists Space
, New York, US,When Artists Say We
Aldrich Museum
, Ridgefield, US, Aldrich Undercover
Lesley Heller Gallery
, New York, US, Holiday Salon

2005
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle
, New Rochelle, US, R3, (‘Reading x ‘Riting x ‘Rithmatic: 30 years later,)
ArtSumer
, Istanbul, TR,Statement in the Art
Mizel Center for Arts and Culture,
Denver, US,Upstarts and Matriarchs: Jewish Women Artists and the Transformation of American Art

2003
147 Wooster Arts Space
, New York, US, Reading Between the Lines
Gallery 312
,Chicago, US, Retrospectives
GV/AS Gallery
, Brooklyn, US,Clean/It Just Looks Dirty
The Educational Alliance
, New York, US, My Mother Is an Artist

2002
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
, Ridgefield, US, Family
ACE Gallery
, New York, US, Artists to Artists: A Decade of The Space Program
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
, Portland, US, [WORDSinDEEDS]

2001
Marianne Boesky Gallery
, New York, US, Poetry Plastique
Spaces,
Cleveland, US, Drawing On Language

2000
DC Moore Gallery
, New York, US,The Likeness of Being
The Contemporary Museum
, Baltimore, US, Snapshot

1999
Parsons School of Design
, New York, US,Drawing in the Present Tense
Akus Art Gallery
, Willimantic, US, Drawing in the Present Tense
North Dakota Museum of Art
, Grand Forks, US, Drawing in the Present Tense
Smack Mellon Studios
, New York, US, Natural Histories
Kent State University School of Art Gallery
, Kent, US, Inscription/Liquidity: Works by Laura Lisbon and Mira Schor

1998
Neuberger Museum of Art
, Purchase, US, The Next Word: Text and/as Image and/as Design and/as Meaning
Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
, Brunswick, US, Memorable Histories
Feigen Contemporary
, New York, US, Exploiting the Abstract

1997
Caren Golden Gallery
, New York, US, Frankensteinian
Printed Matter
, New York, US, Summer Reading (cur. Kirby Gookin)
Washington University Gallery of Art
, St Louis, US, The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist, the Artist as Writer

1996
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
, Ridgefield, US, Landscape Reclaimed
UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum
, Los Angeles, US, Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" in Feminist Art History
The Workspace
, New York, US, Swag and Puddle
Sweeney Art Gallery
, Riverside, US,Feminist Directions
Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
, Annandale-on-Hudson, US, Diary of a Human Hand

1995
Holly Solomon Gallery
, New York, US, Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart: A Compliment to Florine Stettheimer

1994
Four Walls
, New York, US, Wet on Wet: A Show of Passion
67 Broad Street
, New York, US, The Office
Santa Monica Museum
, Los Angeles, US,Out West Back East, New Work from New York and LA

1993
Galeria Carles Poy
, Barcelona, Spain, Members Only
Saidye Bronfman Centre
, Montreal, Canada, Substitute Teacher
The Drawing Center
, New York, US, Return of the Exquisite Corpse
Roger Smith Hotel
, New York, US, Transient Decor (cur. Horodner Romley and Saul Ostrow)
Richard Anderson Gallery
, New York, US, Songs of Retribution (cur. Nancy Spero)

1992
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (MoMA PS1)
, New York, US, Slow Art: Painting in New York Now
Jersey City Museum
, Jersey City, US, You Must Remember This (cur. Emma Amos)
Max Protetch
, New York, US, A New American Flag
Berta Walker Gallery
, Provincetown, US, Provincetown Generations in the Arts

1991
Hunter College Art Galleries
, New York, US, Physical Relief
Franklin Furnace
, Brooklyn, US, Burning in Hell (cur. Nancy Spero)

1990
Canterbury Arts Festival
, Canterbury, UK, Other Nature
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (MoMA PS1)
, New York, US, China: June 4, 1989

1989
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
, Provincetown, US, Contemporary Provincetown

1988
Artspace,
Auckland, NZ, Fresh from New York
The QCC Art Gallery
, New York, US, The Politics of Gender

1987
P.S. 122
, New York, US, In Pieces: The Figure Fragmented, (cur. Susan Bee and Mira Schor)

1986
Richard Green Gallery
, New York, US, Transformations

1985
Barbara Toll Fine Arts
, New York, US, Drawings 1975-1985

1984
Dalhousie Art Gallery
, Halifax, Canada,Actual Size

1977
Artists Space
, New York, US

1972
Womanhouse
, Los Angeles, US

Publications (selection)

2021
Amelia Jones, Camila McHugh, Jodi Throckmorton, Mira Schor, Lyles & King, New York

2010
Mira Schor, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life, Duke University Press, Durham

2000
Susan Bee, Mira Schor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, Duke University Press, Durham

1997
Mira Schor, Wet : On painting, féminism and Art Culture, Duke University Press, Durham

Residencies and fellowships

2019-2020
Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Residency
, New York, US

2009
The Creative Capital
, New York, US, Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

2001
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center,
IT, Residency,

1997
Pollock-Krasner Foundation,
New York, US, Grant

1985
National Endowment for the Arts
, Washington, US, Visual Arts Fellowship in Painting

1982
The MacDowell
, Peterborough, US, Residence Fellowship

1977
New York State Council on the Arts
, US, CAPS Grant

Awards

2019
Women’s Caucus for Art
, New York, US, Lifetime Achievement Award

2017
National Academy of Design in Visual Art
, New York, US

2014
AICA-USA
, US, Award for excellence in art criticism, for blog writing on A Year of Positive Thinking

1999
College Art Association (CAA), New York, US, Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism

1995
The George A. & Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
, Providence, US, Merit Award

1992
Guggenheim
, New York, US, Fellowship in Painting

"The Space Program" of The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation

1989
Art Matters Inc.,
New York, US, Grant

Lectures and talks (selection)

2016
15.03 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US, Art/Art School Teaching

23.03National Academy Museum, New York, US, Remembering Womanhouse
8-9.04New School for Social Research, New York, US, This Essentialism Which Is Not One

2015
14.02 TFAP@CAA, The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the College Art Association, Museum of American Design,
New York, US, Roundtable: A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G

2014
13.12 Steven Kasher Gallery Panel, New York, US, 12 Painters: The Studio School 1974/2014
16.10 RISD Museum, Providence, US, It, Me, You, Us: Close Encounters with Art Interpretation
1.05Brooklyn Museum, New York, US, The Art of Feeling: Contemporary Arts Writing and the Internet
1.02 A. I. R. Gallery, New York, US, A “Womanhouse” or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today

2013
5.12MFA Art Writing School of Visual Arts, New York, US, Quijote Talks : Mira Schor: Negotiating the Antithetical

13.02Brooklyn Museum, New York, US, In Conversation: Acts of Resistance and Inclusion in African-American Art

2012
25.10 Arts & Labor, New York, US, Art Writing as Craft, Labor and Art
22.04 MoMA PS1,New York, US, ‘Paper Monument’ at PS1
05.04 Parsons, New York, US,Art Practice, Activism, and Pedagogy: Some Feminist Views

2010
18.10The New Museum, New York, US, SkowheganTALKS: How to Paint, Write, Teach, be an Activist, and Generally Try to Stay Sane: A Conversation between Carrie Moyer and Mira Schor
11.10 Jewish Museum, New York, US, Gallery Talk : ‘Silence’ with Mira Schor
17.04 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, US, lecture
27.02 Winkleman Gallery, New York, US, Reading & discussion of “On Failure and Anonymity,” “#class”
17.02 New York Studio School, US, Jack Tworkov and The Extreme of the Middle
05.02 Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York, US,The Extreme of the Middle, at “Jack Tworkov: True and False,”
29.01 David Nolan Gallery, New York, US, The Visible Vagina
10.01Cabinet Magazine and Ad Hoc Vox, New York, US, Art Education: A Study

2009
18.04 The New Museum, New York, US,Then and Now: Redefining Generations

27.02 Momenta Art, New York, US, Film night with Mira Schor and Faith Wilding, A House is not a Home

2006
24-29.04School of Visual Arts, The Art of Nonconformist Criticality, Lecture series on Art Criticism

2005
National Museum of Women in the Arts
, Washington, US, Alice Neel Symposium

2003
New School University,
New York, US,Architectures of Gender
Pembroke Center, Brown University,
Providence, US,The Lure of the Detail

2001
Fine Arts Work Center,
Provincetown, US, Favorite Painting
Marianne Boesky Gallery,
New York, US, Poetry Plastique
A.I.R. Gallery
, New York, US, Is Resistance Futile? A M/E/A/N/I/N/G Panel

2000
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, US, Critic/Artist Dialogue
SUNY Buffalo
, US, Matters of Representation: Feminism, Theory, the Arts

1999
Institute of Art & Design,
Vancouver, CA, Abstract Matters: Painting in the Material World
Provincetown Art Association & Museum,
US, Forum 99: What is An Artist?

1998
CalArts,
Valencia, US,The F-WORD: Contemporary Feminisms and the Legacy of the Los Angeles Feminist Art Movement
School of Visual Arts,
New York, US, Art From the '80s and '90s: Have the Ideas and the Art Changed?, Symposium, 50th Anniversary of SVA

1997
A.I.R. Gallery,
New York, US, Realities of Feminism &/or Activist Practice
Barnard College,
New York, US, Art and Language, Feminist Art and Art History Conference

1996
Oberlin College,
US, Painting Reconfigured,
UCLA
, US, Essentialism and Representation
Kunstverein,
Hamburg, DE,Art Languages and Visual Strategies in Feminist Art
Aldrich Museum,
Ridgefield, US,Aspects of Contemporary Art

1994
Four Walls,
New York, US, Wet Into Wet: A Show of Passion
CAA,
New York, US,Off the Streets and into the Studio : Cultural Politics --Theory and Practice

1992
Internationale Sommerakademie Fur Bildende Kunst,
Salzburg, AT Cross-Currents in Work by Contemporary American Women Artists, Vortrage Zur Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts
John Good Gallery
, New York, US, Representation in Abstraction
The Cooper Union Great Hall
, New York, US,The Erotics of Painting
Pembroke Center, Brown University,
Providence, US, Art in the Age of Difference: Pembroke Research Seminar

1991
The Detroit Institute of Arts
, US,Otherness and Cultural Diversity: A Symposium
Syracuse University,
US,Matrilineage --Women, Art, Change

1990
ArtCenter
, Pasadena, US,Beyond A Forest of Signs
New York University,
US,Aesthetic Languages, Laboratory of Critical Arts & Learning

1988
The Graduate School at C.U.N.Y.,
New York, US,Shock 88  A Symposium
Sorkin Gallery
,New York, US, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Presents Artists' Talks
S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook,
Buffalo, US, Postmodernism and Feminism, The Humanities Institute
UCLA
, US, Art Criticism For Women in the '90s, Symposium

Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
The Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art
, Annandale-on-Hudson, US
Minneapolis Institute of Art,
Minneapolis, US
Norton Simon Museum
, Pasadena, US
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
, Philadelphia, US
Portland Art Museum
, Portland, US
University of Kentucky Art Museum
, Lexington, US