Biography

 

Carol Szymanski

studio.szymanski@gmail.com

www.carolszymanski.com

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  A Distance As Close As It Can Be, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York,NY
2015  My Life is an Index, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY
2014  Cockshut Dummy-a ten year composition, Guided by Invoices, New York ,NY

2012  Pissing Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker,

        Guided by Invoices, New York, NY
2004  / COCKSHUT DUMMY /, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY
2002  A-Z, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY
1998  The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY* 1996 Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
1995  Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal

Minimal Pairs, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 1993 Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
1991  Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
1989  The Asymptote, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
1988  The Broken Phoneme, Pence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1987 The Broken Phoneme, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 1985 Video Installation, The American Academy in Rome

Video Works, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 1983 Video Installation, Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, NY

Video Installation, Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

 

Two-Person Exhibition

1997  Carol Szymanski/Suzanne McClelland, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

 

Group Exhibitions

2015  Foundation Barbin 2015, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY
In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, curated by Kim Schoen,

Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2014  A Particular Kind of Solitude: An exhibition inspired by the writings of Robert

Walser, The Elizabeth Street Garden, NY, curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu The Built Enivroment, LES in Istanbul curated by Kathleen Madden at Mixer, Istanbul
The Big Egg Hunt, organized by Faberge, New York, NY

2013  Second Time Around, Lesley Heller Workspace and New Museum, New York, NY 2012 Endless Summer curated by Jee Won Kim, White Box, New York, NY

Spring Benefit Auction Honoring Ai Wei Wei, White Box, New York, NY
2011  A Desert in the Ocean: A View from Cill Rialaig, Lesley Heller Workspace, New

York, NY
2010  Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Spain
2004  Abstraction With a Twist, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY 2001 Project I, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY
1999  Wordsmiths, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, NY *

Phenotypology, curated by Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY *

1998  Christmasbazaar, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
Sharp Metal Objects, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

1997  Light, Sound, Action, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

Drawn and Quartered, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
Across Lines: Drawings by Contemporary Sculptors, curated by Dan Devine, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Color Detour, curated by Faye Hirsch, Apex Art, New York, NY *

1996  Sign Language, curated by George J. Haas, Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ* 96 Works on Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
5th Year Celebration, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY Transformal, curated by Maia Damianovic, Wiener Secession, Vienna *

1995  Wheel of Fortune, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY Action Station, curated by Sue Spaid, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
Michael Gitlin/Carol Szymanski/Keiji Uematsu: Zeichnung und Skulptur, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne

Project: Exhibit, curated by David J. Brown, Meyerhoff Gallery,Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany *

1994  Interdisciplinary, curated by Sue Spaid, Woodbury University Gallery, Burbank, CA The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
10” x 10” x 10”, curated by Barbara Sahlman, TZ’Art & Co., New York, NY Postizum Moods, curated by Sussan Deyhim, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY*

Jours Tranquils à Clichy, curated by Alain Kirili, Paolo Goyannes, Paris; Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY
New Directions, Hybrid Sculpture, Art Finds/Marsha Fogel Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Songs of Retribution, curated by Nancy Spero, Richard Anderson Gallery, NY 1992 Writing on the Wall, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

The Sound of Silence, Sue Spaid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Fetish of Knowledge, curated by James Hyde, AC Project Room, New York, NY

1991 New York Diary: Almost Twenty-Five Different Things, curated by Ryszard Waszko, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
Breathing Room, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1990 The Totalitarian Zone, Stalin Monument, Prague Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY Gallery Artists, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, American Academy in Rome * 1988 Palestra, curated by Vera Vita Gioia, Castello di Rivara, Turin *

Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 1987 Paint-Film, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

Apfelbaum/Radloff/Szymanski, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 1985 Ironic Naturalism, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
1984 Video Installation, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

*Indicates accompanying catalogue or other publication

 

Performances for Instrument/Sculptures and Voice

2015 Lost Edge of a Square/Dark Corner/Obscure with Betsy McClelland and Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY 

2014 MANITOGA, performance with alphabet horns by Ben Neill, The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY

2012 SWAPS, performance by Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Guided by Invoices, New York NY

Big Thoughts, performance by Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Haunch of Venison,

New York, NY
1996 Untitled performance by Ingrid Jensen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Untitled performance by Leo Smith, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
1993 The King of Thule (Excerpt), composed and performed by Ben Neill, Thread

Waxing Space, New York, NY
Tongue Tied, composed by Betsy McClelland with Leo Smith, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992 Untitled performance by Leo Smith, Don & Mera Rubell residence, East Hampton, NY

Untitled performance by Monique Buzzarte, 55 Ferris Street, Brooklyn, NY 1991 Antiphony, composed by Ben Neill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Untitled performance by Dewey Redman, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY

 

Works for Publication

2014 Selections from cockshut dummy, VANITAS 7 THE SELF, NY,NY
2013 Acquiescence, co-published with Book Works London and Lost Soul Editons NYC 2011 Selected texts from cockshut dummy, With+Stand 5, Berkeley, CA
2010 Selected texts from cockshut dummy, Wig II 1, Eugene, OR
2010 Selected texts from cockshut dummy, ABE’S PENNY Volume 2.4(1/4), Brooklyn,

NY
2010 “Manifestations,” Atlantica, La Palmas, Canary Islands
2010 Relation or The Scratch That Itched Itself, co-published with Book Works, London 2008 Things Contained or Black Asphalt Blinding and Dildos Filled the Air, co-published

with Book Works, London

 

Grants, Awards, Residencies

2012 CCA Andratx residency, Mallorca, Spain
2011 Cill Rialaig residency, Ireland
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture

Prix de Rome in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome 1984 New York State Council for the Arts Grant in Video

 

Bibliography

2016.......Jonathan Goodman, A Distance As Close As It Can Be, The Brooklyn Rail,(June 3) 2015 Sherman Sam, Nonsense in the System (Interview), Art Critical (December 9) 2015 Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Day Jobs, Dictators and Musical Scales, Art Critical

(December 5)
2015 Phong Bui, Publishers Message, Events of Note, Brooklyn Rail (November 5) 2015 Brainard Carey, Yale University Radio WYBCX Interview (September 24) 2014 Rob Colvin, Artists Pick Artists: Carol Szymanski, , Hyperallergic (March 26) 2012 David Carrier, “How Capitalism Functions: Carol Szymanski at Guided by

Invoices,”,Art Critical (May 21)
2012 Michael Wilson, “Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the

Mental Drain on the Dead Banker,” Time Out New York (May, 17)
2012 Leigh Anne Miller, “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to

Miss,” Art in America (May 10)
2004 /cockshut dummy/ at Elga Wimmer , Art in America
2002 David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste 92 (July-August)
1999 Richard Huntington, “Exploring the sights created in science,” Buffalo News

Maureen McQuillan, Phenotypology, brochure, Hallwalls (April-May)

Karen Shaw, Wordsmiths, catalogue, Islip Art Museum (March 10-May 2) 1998 Carol Szymanski, “The Phonomorphic Cardinal Vowel System,” n.a.p. text(s)

Denise Carvalho, “Carol Szymanski,” Flash Art International 201 (Summer) Robert C. Morgan, “Carol Szymanski, Theresa Chong,” Art Press 236 (June) Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (March 27, April 3, April 10) Carol Szymanski: The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, brochure, texts by Carol Szymanski & Barry Schwabsky, Elga Wimmer Gallery (March-April)

1997 Faye Hirsch, Color Detour, brochure, Apex Art (January-February)
1996 George J. Haas, Sign Language, catalogue, Polo Gallery (September-October)

Maia Damianovic, Transformal, catalogue, Wiener Secession (March 21-April 25)

Jennifer Couëlle, “Un Vent Venu de New York,” Le Devoir (October 23) 1995 Enno Stahl, “Trompete mit Tücken,” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger (July 8-9)

“Kultur in Dortmund: Fasziniert von Gertrude Stein,” WAZ (May 31)
Rainer Wanzelius, “Vorbeugungen von einer Kunst-Wegbereiterin,” Westfälische Rundschau (May 31)
Konrad Schmidt, “Gertrude Stein: Bild und Wort,” Dortmunder Zeitung (May 31) The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, catalogue, Dortmunder Kunstverein (May) Robert C. Morgan, “The Whitney Biennial and Other Delights,” Cover (May)

1993 Robert C. Morgan, After the Deluge: Essays on Art in the Nineties (New York: Red Bass Publications)

Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn (New York: Mimi Somersby/S.O.S.) Postizum Moods, pamphlet, Thread Waxing Space, New York

1992 “Forum: On Motherhood and Apple Pie,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G (November)
Faye Hirsch, “Written on the Wind,” Tema Celeste 37-38 (Autumn)
Alain Kirili, “Who’s Afraid of Abstract Modeling?” Tema Celeste 36 (April-May) Robert C. Morgan, “Environment, Site, Displacement,” Sculpture (May)
Brooks Adams, “Carol Szymanski at Amy Lipton Gallery,” Art in America (March) David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste (February/March)

1991 Michael Anderson, Tripled Sixes/Melanie Nielson, Prop and Guide, covers & interior illustrations (Great Barrington, MA: The Figures)
Robert C. Morgan, “New York Diary,” Arts Magazine (October)
“Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker (April 29)

1989 Peggy Cyphers, “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine (December)
Joseph Connors, Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, catalogue, American Academy in Rome (May-June)

Dan Cameron, “Opening Salvos,” Arts Magazine (February)
1988 Vera Vita Gioia, Palestra, catalogue, Castello di Rivara, Turin (September)

Michael Anderson, “Carol Szymanski at Pence,” L.A. Weekly (April 1-7)

C.C., “Carol Szymanski,” Los Angeles Times (March 18)
1987 Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (October 9)

Kim Levin, “Carol Szymanski,” Village Voice, Art Supplement (October 6) 1984 Vivien Raynor, “Paint-Film,” New York Times (July 24)

 

Education

1982-83 The Whitney Museum Independent Study Studio Program, New York 1982 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
1977 BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill