Arlene Shechet

Arlene Shechet 
Character, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
13 x 6 x 6 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Twirl, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
8-1/2 x 7 x 9 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Wet One, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
9-1/2 x 7 x 4 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Gather, 2015 
glazed ceramic and wood base 
ceramic: 5-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 5 inches; base: 8 x 8-1/2 x 5 inches

Arlene Shechet 
When, 2015 
glazed ceramic and concrete base 
ceramic: 9 x 3-1/2 x 6 inches; base: 1-1/2 x 8 x 8 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Whisper, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
9 x 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Guide, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
9 x 10-1/2 x 4 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Who, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
6-1/2 x 16 x 9 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Circulation, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
8 x 16 x 7 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Clue, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
11 x 8 x 8 inches

Arlene Shechet 
Weave, 2015 
glazed ceramic 
14 x 15 x 6 inches

Arlene Shechet
Around, 2014
glazed ceramic and plaster
ceramic: 5 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches; base: 2 x 5-3/4 x 6 inches

Arlene Shechet
Assumed Phantom, 2014
glazed ceramic, plaster, and painted hardwood
45 x 19-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches 

Arlene Shechet
Bingo, 2014
glazed ceramic and painted hardwood
cermic: 8 x 10-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches; base: 3 x 5-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches

Arlene Shechet
Built, 2014
cast pigmented cotton
40 x 30 inches

Arlene Shechet
Flight Risk, 2014    
glazed ceramic
8-1/2 x 12 x 3-3/4 inches 

Arlene Shechet
Lookout, 2012
cast pigmented cotton
40 x 30 inches

Arlene Shechet
Now On, 2014    
glazed ceramic
10-3/4 x 7-1/2 x 3 inches

Arlene Shechet
One and Only, 2011/2015
glazed ceramic and painted plywood
57 x 10-1/2 x 10 inches 

Arlene Shechet
Over and Out, 2012/2013
ceramic, kiln shelf, glazed kiln bricks, solid hardwood, and steel
47 x 16 x 15 inches

Arlene Shechet
Serious Biz, 2014
glazed ceramic
14 x 10 x 4-1/2 inches 

Arlene Shechet
Show Off, 2014    
glazed ceramic and pigmented plaster
ceramic: 9-1/2 x 7 x 4-1/2 inches; base: 6-3/4 x 8 x 8 inches

Arlene Shechet
Sounds Like, 2013/2014
glazed ceramic, glazed kiln bricks, and steel
77 x 15 x 15-1/2 inches

Arlene Shechet
Stop By, 2014
glazed ceramic and concrete
ceramic: 4-3/4 x 9 x 5-1/2 inches; base: 1-1/2 x 7-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches

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Born New York City, New York, 1951
Lives and works in New York City and upstate New York

Education

M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
B.A. New York University, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017

  • Jewish Museum, New York (forthcoming)

2016

  • Turn Up the Bass, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, New York
  • Phillips Collection, Washington DC
  • Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, New York
  • Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection, The Frick Collection, New York
  • Urgent Matter, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri 

2015

  • Blockbuster, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • All At Once, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

2014

  • Meissen Recast, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

2013

  • Slip, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

2012

  • Breaking the Mold, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
  • That Time, Anderson Gallery, VCUarts, Richmond, Virginia; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • SUM, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Parallel Play, Dieu Donne, New York

2011

  • The Thick of It, James Kelly Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010

  • The Sound of It, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

2009

  • Here and There, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado
  • Blow by Blow, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2008

  • Now & Away, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2007

  • New Work, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

2006

  • Thin Air, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Round and Round, Hemphill, Washington, DC

2004

  • Deep Blooze Series, Hemphill, Washington, DC
  • Out of the Blue, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2003

  • Turning the Wheel, commissioned installation as part of The Invisible Thread: Buddhist – Spirit in Contemporary Art, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
  • Arlene Shechet and Stephen Mueller, Van Brunt Gallery, New York
  • Building, curated by Elizabeth Brown, Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2002

  • Flowers Found, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

2001

  • Puja, A/D Gallery, New York

2000

  • Arlene Shechet, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Canada

1999

  • Mirror Mirror, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

1998

  • Once Removed, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1997

  • Sculpture and Drawing, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sculpture and Works of Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

1996

  • Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1995

  • Installation, Boulder Museum of Fine Arts, Boulder, Colorado

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • As if in a Foreign Country, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Gallery, Vienna
  • No Rules, No Rules, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York
  • Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • A Whisper of Where it Came From, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Pure Pulp: Contemporary Austin Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donne, The Willin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
  • Strange Abstraction, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, New York

2015

  • Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the Early 1960s-Present, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • CERAMIX: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schutte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Other Planes of There, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago
  • rock hound swap meet, organized by Randy Wray, Junior Projects, New York
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms, Tanya Bonakdar, New York
  • Le Musee Imaginaire, curated by Patrick Letovsky, Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris
  • Le Souffler: Schürmann meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
  • Taking Form: Quality in Clay, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
  • Hard and Soft, ACME, Los Angeles

2014

  • Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
  • Kiln, curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
  • The Botanica, presented by AA Bronson & Michael Bühler-Rose, Invisible-Exports, New York
  • Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio

2013

  • Room for Myth, Dodge Gallery, New York
  • Ceramics, Rhona Hoffman, Chicago
  • Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Arlene Shechet, and Kay Rosen, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

2012

  • East, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
  • Modern Times, Lesley Heller, New York
  • Le Beau Danger, Sassa Truelzsch Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • Fictitious Truths, Rooster Gallery, New York
  • Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School, HVCCA, Peekskill, New York
  • Walled Gardens, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
  • Makeup on Empty Space, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York
  • Economy of Means: Towards Humility in Contemporary Sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
  • The Annual, National Academy Museum, New York

2011

  • Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
  • Free From Order: A Delight of Inconsistencies, UCONN Contemporary Art Galleries
  • Contemporary Clay, RH Gallery, New York
  • Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York
  • Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
  • January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

2010

  • Material/Immaterial, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • XXIst International Ceramic Biennial (BICC), Vallauris, France

2009

  • Dirt On Delight, ICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylviania; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feelers, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Candad
  • The Dark Fair—Aquarium Project, Cologne Art Fair, Germany
  • New Works/Old Story, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Seriously Funny, Scottsdale Museum, Arizona
  • New Now, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

2008

  • True Grit, Frames, Fixations, Flirtations, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Building/Beijing, US Embassy, Beijing, China
  • Neti Neti (not this not this), Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
  • Grey, Dinter Fine Art, New York
  • Present Tense, Spanierman Modern Gallery, New York

2007

  • Shattering Glass, Katonah Museum, New York
  • Written on the Wind: The Flag Project, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
  • In the Way Outdoor Installation, Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, New York

2006

  • The Bong Show or This Is Not a Pipe, Leslie Tonkonow, New York
  • The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles

2005

  • Faith, curated by James Hyde, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Glass, Seriously, Dorsky Curatorial Program, Long Island City, New York
  • Seven Artists, American Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Somewhere Outside It, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Monochrome Image, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
  • Riverhouse Editions: Master Prints by 44 Artists, University of Denver, Colorado

2004

  • Rubin Museum of Art, New York
  • Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • The Buddha Project, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2003

  • Some Sculptures, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • According with Nadelman: Contemporary Affinities, June Kelly Gallery, New York
  • Mystic, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachsetts
  • Water Mark / Inside, E.H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Water, Water, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Vessels, Greenwich House Pottery, New York

2002

  • Line and Landscape, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
  • Paper Remix: Dieu Donné Work Space Program, 1995-2000, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
  • Curious Terrain, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

2001

  • Ganesh, Rene Blouin Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art from Dieu Donné Papermill, Kresge, Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Digital Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
  • A Threshold of Spirit, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York

2000

  • Mysticism and Desire, Patricia Hamilton, Los Angeles
  • The Living End, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
  • Religion: Contemporary Interpretations by Women, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Rapture, Bakalar and Huntington Galleries, Mass Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1999

  • Crafted Shows, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
  • Om, Dorsky Gallery, New York
  • Loaf, Baumgartner Galleries Inc., New York
  • Women in Print, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York

1998

  • In the Details, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
  • Recent Aquisitions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA4