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BIOGRAPHY

DEVORAH SPERBER

 

EDUCATION


1987 Regis university, Denver, CO. Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
1981 Colorado Institute of art, Denver, CO. Finalist for best portfolio
 
AWARDS
2006 Nacional de España’s contemporary print project, Madrid, Spain
2007 Panelist for Fellowship in Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts
2005 Fellowship in Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts
People’s Choice Award, New Acquisitions, Ulrich Museum, 2005
 
SOLO SHOWS / COMMISSIONS

2020 After the Last Supper, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK (March- December)

2019 Witness to the Holocaust Sculpture Series, on permanent display at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO (dedication ceremony April 30, 2019)

2018 Selected Works: Devorah Sperber, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (March 9- April 14)

2013 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg (June 20- July 31)

2011 Solo Exhibition, ArtParis, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Grand Palais, Paris, FR (March 31- April 3) Devorah Sperber: Gone to the Dogs, Muroff Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster College, Stone Ridge, NY (March 17—April 15)

2010 Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT (August 21-October 31) catalogue Devorah Sperber: Iconic Visions, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg (November 4- December 23)

2009 Devorah Sperber: A Strange Sense of Déjà vu, David Brown, Curator, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA (March 20- May 31) catalogue Clin d'oeil au Louvre, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Paris, France (June 5 –July 30) Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho (June 13 – September 20) catalogue Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, (October 30, 2009 – January 7, 2010) catalogue Devorah Sperber: Seeing Things, Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy (October 8, 2009 – January 3, 2010) After Mondrian, site-specific thread spool installation, Fashion 26 Hotel, New York, NY

2008 Interpretations, Devorah Sperber, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (March 27 – September 1) Mirror Universe, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY (March 20- April 25) After Magritte, site-specific thread spool installation, RCCL Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Devorah Sperber: Flash Back, Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock, NY (August 2 - September 7)

2007 The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, Brooklyn Museum of Art, curated by Marilyn Kushner, Brooklyn, NY (January 26- June 17) 3 site specific installations, 1 Penn Plaza Lobby, NYC, commissioned by NYFA for Vornado Realty Trust Devorah Sperber: Ocular, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada (October 11 to November 18) catalogue Selected works from The Eye of The Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ, December 7, 2007- January 30, 2008

2006 BiFocal, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, (September 8- October 6) After Monet (Water Lilies), site specific installation, commissioned by Wells Real Estate Funds, Arlington, VA (installed March 2006)

2005 US Representative, Ljubljana Print Biennale, curated by Marilyn Kushner, Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 23- August) catalogue

2004 Reflections, site specific installation, Centro Medico Train Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico (installed December 2004) catalogue Quartered, Flipped & Rotated, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (Oct 9, 2004- May) Devorah Sperber, McKenzie Fine Art, Chelsea, NY (April 22- May 28) Banal and Sublime, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington KY (Jan. 9- Mar 19)

2003 Digitized Notions, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (Oct. 9- Nov. 30) catalogue Pixelated, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (March- June) catalogue

2002 Bikinis, Bandanas and a VW Bus, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY Virtual Environment, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

2001 Post Digital: 800 lbs. of Pixels, HEREArt Gallery, Soho, NY. catalogue

1998 Humanity—A Living Installation, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York City, NY.

1996 Sangre De Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO.

1995 Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM.

1994 State Historical Museum, Boise, ID.

1993 Cadena Gallery, Soho, NY. Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL. University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.

1992 Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, FL. College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

1991 Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, CO. Joslyn Castle, Omaha, NE.

1990 The Design Center, Denver, CO.


 
 

GROUP SHOWS
2020 Weave, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ, January 17- May 16, 2020

 

2019 Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuqueque, NM, February 22- November 11, 2019 Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, Gilles Clement Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (April 3-5)

 

2018 Through the Looking Glass: Marck + Sperber, Gilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich, CT, October 12- November 15, 2018 After Vermeer, The West Collection Spring Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, Spring 2018

 

2017 Strung Together: Beads, People, and History, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, April 8, 2017- February 5, 2017 Devorah Sperber at the Kimmel Center, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Oaks, PA, January- March, 2018 Coded Threads: Textile and Technology, Western Washington University, September 26—December 8, 2017

 

2016 Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Prairiefine, Overland Park, Kansas
 
2015
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
Pixelated: Sum of its Pieces, CMA (Children’s Museum of the Arts), New York, NY
History Repaints Itself, Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA
Embracing Space and Color: Art On & Off the Wall, Vero Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix,AZ

 

2014
Eye Candy, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen, CO
Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, National Academy Museum, New York, NY,
Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Traveling Exhibition, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy
 
2013

WE LOVE 8BIT, Karl Marx Buchhandlung, Berlin, Germany
Punch Card, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Exhibition traveling to Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Thread, Scott White Contemporary , La Jolla, CA
Title TBA, Craigshead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Brain: The Inside Story, traveling exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York : Torino, Italy, in association with Comune di Milano—Assessorato Cultura, Italy; Parque de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain.
 
2012

Brain: The Inside Story, Parque de la Ciencias, Granada, Spain
Excitation, L’ HOmmage Aux Grands Peintres, Galerie Maubert, Paris, France,
Common Thread: Traversing the American Landscape, Begovich Gallery, CSU, Fullerton, CA
 
2011
After the Last Supper, Inaugural Exhibition, Crystal Bridges of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
'The Moment of Play' Aha! Moment, Hangaram Musuem /Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea,
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Wanda M. Corn, curator, Washington D.C.
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NCSU, Barbara Lee Smith, curator, Raleigh, NC
 
2010 Eye Spy, Playing with Perception, Peabody Essex Museum, Interactive Art & Nature Center, Jane Winchell, Trevor Smith, curators
Lille 3000, Shanghai, China
Brain: The Inside Story, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Cannot Wait for Spring to Begin,” Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg,
 
2009
The Art, Inspiration, and Appropriations of Andy Warhol, Marla Wasser, curator, Ontario, Canada
Chelsea Visits Havana, Havana Biennale, Musee Nationale Belles Artes, Havana, Cuba,
Upcycling: Recuperating Past Lives, Architecture and Design Museum (A+D), Marieke Elaine Treilhard, curator, Los Angeles, CA
Deviate, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY
Out of This World, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
Then and Now, Diane Forsberg and Martha Hoppin, curators, Arkell Museum, Canajohare,
Summer Group Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects," second site for this exhibition, Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Beyond Appearances, Susan Hoeltzel, Patricia Cazorlla, and Nina Sundell, Curators, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
In Stitches, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Curator, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
 

 

2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, David McFadden & Lowery Stokes Sims, Curators, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, catalogue
Art, Image and Warhol Connections, The Jewish Museum, Daniel Belasco & Joanna Montoya, Curators, New York, NY
Through the Looking Glass: Image and Process Deconstructed, works by Chuck Close and Devorah Sperber, le Poisson Rouge Gallery, New York, NY
Domestico, Ieremonti Gallery, Milan, Italy
Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC Fast Forward: Three Decades of Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, Mara and Steven Holt Skov, Curators, catalogue/book
Brainwave: Common Senses, Exit Art, Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, Curators
Familiar Faces, VCU Arts, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
 
2007
Rock my Religion, Oda Park, Venray, The Nederlands
Material Pursuits, Evelyn Hankins, Curator, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont , Burlington, VT, catalogue
Thread, (same title as below but different show), Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Thread, Michele Thursz, Curator, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, catalogue
Floored, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC January 21 – April 1
 
2006
Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Material Abuse, traveled to the Clifford Gallery of Colgate University
After The Mona Lisa 2 on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Everything Is Wrong, Antonia Donzé-van Saanen, Curator, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal/Basel,
RxArt Invitational Exhibition/Auction, New York City, catalogue
There/Not There, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Cowgirls of the Hudson River Valley, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
Thread Bare: Tradition Unraveled, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
Extreme Materials, Marie Via, Curator, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Over + Over: Passion as Process, Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Duggan, Curators, Austin Museum of Art. catalogue
 
2005
RxArt Invitational Exhibition/Auction, New York City, November 3. catalogue
The New Art Event, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Over + Over: Passion as Process, Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Duggan, Curators. catalogue (Katonah Art Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts, Krannert Art Museum (KAM), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois)
Precious Little, Sharon Bates, Curator, Albany Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
 
2004 Squint, Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, NY
 
2003
Formed Function, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Eugenie Tsai, Curator, Apex Art, New York 
Duality/Autonomy, 2-person exhibition, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver University, Denver, CO
Bits n Pieces, Beth Venn, Curator, DAC (DUMBO Arts Center) Brooklyn, NY
Rockin' back Inside Our Hearts 1993-2003, HEREArt, Soho, NY
 
2002
The Nature of the Beast, Caren Golden Gallery, New York, NY
Faster Than The Eye, Four-Person Exhibition, Renny Pritikin, Curator/Director, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Accumulations, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Sense Data, Four-Person Exhibition, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Text/Textile, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
Building Supplies, Four-Person Exhibition, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
 
 

2001 Alterations, Graham Gallery, New York, NY.
The Garden of Forking Paths Art/Science, Pacifico Gallery, New York, NY.
Summer Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
 
2000
Minutiae, S.E.C.C.A., Southeaster Center for Contemporary Art, David Brown, Sen. Curator, Winston- Salem, NC.
Extraordinary Things, University of Bridgeport Gallery, Kaz McCue, Director, Bridgeport, CT. ELEMENTS 2000, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY.
Utopia/Dystopia, outdoor installation show, Byrdcliffe Colony of the Arts, Woodstock, NY.
SnapShot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Generations II: A Survey of Women Artists at the Millennium, Invitational A.I.R. Gallery, Soho, NY.
Byrdcliffe Bienniel/ Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY.
 
1999 Projects 99, The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY.
Invitational, Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY.
Invitational , University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Alumni Show, Regis University, Denver, CO.
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
 
1998 Holocaust, The Polish Experience, Curated by Art Without Walls, Polish Consulate, NY.
Time and Place, Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
 
1997 10 Years of the Colorado Institute of Art Hall of Fame, Denver, CO.
Carving the Forces of Change, WCA National 25th Anniversary Show, Chicago, IL. 
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY.

 

1996 Spaces, ISE Foundation, Soho, NY.
Nine Sculptors- Recent Sightings, Sullivan County Museum, NY.
The Central Industrial Supply Show, curated by Gene Pool-Soho Arts Festival, NY
Transforming Tradition, Boston, MA.
100, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York City.

 

1995 Director's Choice, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York City.

 

1994 Off the Wall, Pace University Gallery, New York City.
Jewish Women and Art, Curtis Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO.

 

1993 Holocaust Art Exhibition, Mizel Museum, Denver, CO.
Pioneering Artists of Colorado, Curtis Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO.

 

1992 Faces, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO.

 

1991 E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Aspen, CO. Gallery Artist.

 

1990 21st Century Gallery, Denver, CO. Gallery Artist. 1990- 91.