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Amy Weiskopf Works Biography

Amy Weiskopf, who is known primarily as a still life painter, values the close intimate space of the familiar tabletop. Her compositions are deliberate yet spirited and invite the viewer to consider the relationship of the subjects to each other and to the whole. Her mastery of color and tonality is profoundly apparent in her work.

Born in Chicago in 1957, Amy Weiskopf received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA. She has exhibited nationally, including in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY and her work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, as well as in numerous important private collections. Weiskopf currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

BORN         1957        Chicago, IL

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1981-83           MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1975-79           BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2014                Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011                Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2006                Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2003                Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998                Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995                Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993                Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990                Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1988                Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1983                Temple Abroad, Rome, Italy, MFA Exhibition

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018-19           Wonders Large & Small, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2018                Vis-à-Vis, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY

Bread & Salt, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York

                        Here & Now, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2015                Tina Freeman: Artist’s Spaces, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orlean, LA

2014                Perceptions of Reality, 849 Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2013                Duets: Art in Conversation, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY

Still, Blue,  William And Florence Schmidt Art Center Southwestern Illinois College, Jessie C. Wilson Galleries Anderson University, Anderson, IN, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts Annapolis, MD

2012                Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Reflections, Zeuxis traveling Exhibition  –  Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO; Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO;  Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA;  The Painting Center, New York

2011                Masterworks: The Best of Hirschl & Adler, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY

2010                Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2009-2010       Get Real: Still Life Paintings by Five Louisiana Artists, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2009                Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Highlights from our Collection, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2008                Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Holiday Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Celebrating Women Artists, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

                   Contemporary Still Lifes, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

2007                Holiday Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2006                Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2005                Between Perception & Invention:  Three Generations of Figurative Artists, Sharon Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2000                Still Lifes from Hackett-Freedman Gallery, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY

1999                Distilled Life, A Still Life Exhibition by Zeuxis, Prince Street Gallery,

New York, NY

Contemporary Realism, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

1998                Select Works: A Group Exhibition featuring Emerging and Established Artists, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997                10th Anniversary Exhibition, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Still Life: The Object in American Art, 1915-1995, Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, VA (national traveling show)

1996                Realism ’96, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Still Lifes, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Contemporary American Realist Painters, Halls Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

     Flower Paintings, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995                Nothing Overlooked: Women Painting Still Life, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Flowers in February, Sherry French Gallery, NYC

1994                Parallax Views, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Contemporary Realists, The Gallery, Halls Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

Selected Gallery Artists, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Flowers, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1992                The New Whitney Dissenters, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1991                Inaugural Exhibition II, Gallery and Invited Artists, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Still Alive, Contemporary Still Life, Rockford University, IL

Gabriel Laderman Selects, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

1990                The Italian Tradition in American Landscape Painting, 1960-1990,

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; travels to Bayly Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Margulies-Taplin Gallery, Miami, FL

Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (also 1989, 1988)

Waiting for Cadmium, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Site-Specific – Available for Commission, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1989-91           Revelation and Devotion: The Spirit of Religion in Contemporary Art, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY; travels to: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; Art Gallery at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN; Valparaiso University Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

1989-90           Love and Charity: The Tradition of Caritas in Contemporary Painting, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY; travels to: Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY at Cortland, NY; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ; Roland Gibson Gallery, SUNY at Potsdam, NY; Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA

1989                Spectrum, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

1988                Rutgers Barclay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Christmas Miniatures, Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ

1987-89           Frivolity and Mortality: The Tradition of Vanitas in Contemporary Painting, Sherry French Gallery, NY; travels to: Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; University of Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; Schick Art Gallery, SkidmoreCollege, Saratoga Springs, NY; Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY

1987                A Just Temper Between Propensities, The Bayly Art Museum, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

National Invitational Drawings Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

                        Studied From Life, The Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA

                        Night Light/Night Life, Sherry French Gallery, NYC

1986                Christmas Miniatures, Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ

Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, 1960-1985, The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, and The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Nature Morte: The Museum Considers the Still Life, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

Jeanne Rovegno, William M. Sullivan and Amy Weiskopf, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Still Life: Life That is Still, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

1985                Six are Selected: Emerging American Realists, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Umbria – Americans Painting in Italy, Gallery North, Setauket, NY

Gallery Artists: On Paper, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

1984                Mood in Landscape, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Art of Our Time, Temple Emanuel, Woodcliff, NJ

1982                Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1979                Steinberg Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1978                Mallincroft Center, Washington University, MO

 

 

TEACHING/LECTURES/VISITING ARTIST

 

2014                Visiting Artist, Kentucky School of Art

2011                Visiting Critic, New York Academy of Art
2010                Jerusalem Studio School, Summer Program in Italy

1999-2005       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulane University

2005                Panelist for “Reinventing the World: The Challenge of Being a Figurative Painter”, Pratt Institute

1993                Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University

1992                Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University Venice (Italy) Summer Program

1990-91           Co-Director, Temple University Gallery, Temple University Rome (Italy) Campus

1989-90           Adjunct Instructor, Temple University, Rome (Italy) Campus

1984-91           Adjunct Instructor, Loyola University of Chicago, Rome (Italy) Campus

1983-84           Art Teacher, The New School, Rome, Italy

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2015    Pollock-Krasner Grant

2013                Borgo Finocchieto, Artist Residency

2010                Cite’ Des Arts  Internationale, Paris, France, Artist Residency

2003                Louisana Division for the Arts, Artists Grant

1991                Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

1980                Skowhengan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Artspace, New York, NY

Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, New York, NY

Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ

Tatistcheff Gallery, Inc., New York, NY

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Bloomfield, Maureen, “Paint Your Vegetables,” Artist’s Magazine, June 2014

Kemp, John R., “Shapes of Light,” Artist’s Magazine, June 2012

Fensom, Sara E., “On the Table,” Art & Antiques, October 2011

“Amy Weiskopf: Recent Paintings,” Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 2003

“Surprising Still Lifes,” Southwest Art, March 2003

“Where to buy …,” The Week, March 14, 2003

McCollam, Julie, “Preservation Imprint, Artists’ Spaces: Amy Weiskopf; Where Poetry Is”, December, 2002

“Special Delivery,” In Style, February, 2002

De Yambert, Vesta, “Creative Spaces,” New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Fall, 2001

Wall, Donna Darian, “Still Here After All These Years,” Southern Accents, March/April, 1999

Hall, David, “Realism for Every Season,” Stonewall’s, 1999

Limaye, Kanchan, “Women’s Work,” American Arts Quarterly, Winter 1998

Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 1987-1997, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 1997

Kino, Carol, “Realism, The New Hip?”, ARTnews, February, 1997

Sims, Lowery Stokes and Rewald, Sabine, “Still Life, The Object in American Art, 1915-1995, Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art”, American Federation of the Arts and Rizzoli

Publications, 1996

Kemp, John R., “Inspired by European Traditions,” American Artist, September, 1996

Bass, Ruth, “Realism,” Artnews, February, 1996

Freedman, Tracy and Hackett, Michael, “Amy Weiskopf, Recent Paintings,” Contemporary Realist Gallery, 1995

Marquardt-Cherry, Janet, “Nothing Overlooked: Women Painting Still Life,” Contemporary Realist Gallery, 1995

Hollander, John, “Landscape Painting 1960-1990, The Italian Tradition in American Art,” Gibbes Museum of Art, 1990

Schwartz, Jo, “Dealer Captures Museums’ Interest,” Art Business News, February, 1990

Watkins, Eileen, “Art,” The Star-Ledger, December 23, 1988

Lerman, Ora, “Contemporary Vanitas,” Arts Magazine, March, 1988

Latter, Ruth, “Old Technique Emphasized in New Exhibition,” Daily Progress, September 13, 1987

Sims, Lowery S., “Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape,” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, 1986

White, Claire Nicholas, “A Triumph of Good Schooling,” The Three Village Herald, August 22, 1985

Harrison, Helen A., “Umbria’s Beauty Inspires Artists,” The New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1985

Bridson, Susan,  “Americans Painting in Italy,” The Village Times, August 22, 1985

Rutherford, James, “Noyes Exhibit Displays Brevity, Reality of Modern Life.”, 1985

Preston, Marcolm, “Realist Visions by Americans in Italy,” Newsday, Tuesday, September 3, 1985

 

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