SHERRY MARKOVITZ


Born in 1947 in Chicago; resides in Seattle.

Education


1975 MFA Printmaking, University of Washington, Seattle
1969 BA Ceramics and Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Solo Exhibitions


2010      Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008      The True Story, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008      Shimmer: Paintings and Sculptures, 1979-2006, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA;
              Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; curators Chris Bruce and Keith Well
2003      Devotions, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
2001      Throwing Voices, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
2000      Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1997      Form and Figure, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York
1995      Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
92-93     ARTcurrents 10: Sherry Markovitz, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; travelled to Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; curator Mark Leach
1992      Life Forms, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1987      Documents Northwest: Sherry Markovitz, Seattle Art Museum; curator Vicki Halper
1985      Bejeweled, Bedazzled Trophies, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York
              U.S. Projects, From Dust to Dust and In Between, Artist’s Space, New York; organized by Anne Focke
1983      Easy Targets, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1981      Bucks and Does, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1979      Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1977      Women: Body, Space and Personal Ritual, and/or Gallery, Seattle; curator Lucy Lippard

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010      Small Paintings, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010      Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Public Utilities, Portable Works, Seattle.
              Homage to the Artists,Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho.
              A Show of Hands, Whatcom/Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham, Washington. Curator Barbara Matilsky
              Made in America, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.
2009      Out of Bounds, Art from the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky,Whatcom/Lightcatcher Building,
              Bellingham, Washington. curator Barbara Matilsky
              The Bead Quiz, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, curator Pam McClusky.
              New Acquistions, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, curator Michael Darling.
              The Toy Show II, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
              I.D. Individual Demographics, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.
2008      No Joke: Selections from the Pruzan Collection, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; curator Vicki Halper
              Good Doll Bad Doll, Armory Center for the Arts; Pasadena; curator Michael Duncan.
              Heads(disembodied), Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, Washington, curator Jim Mcdonald
07-09     Contrasts: A Glass Primer, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA; curator Vicki Halper
2007      Drawing in the New Year: Exploring Memory and Ancestry at the Jewish New Year, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle; curator Karen Kosoglad
2006     Made in Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, curator Susan Rosenberg
2005      Partners, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA; curator Deborah Paine
2004      Transformed by Fire: Sculpture in Glass from the Collection of Jack and Becky Benaroya, Seattle Art Museum; curator Margery Aronson
              Shakespeare as Muse, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland; curator Josine Ianco-Starrels
              The Hunt: Ritual and Narrative, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID curator Jennifer Gately.
              Move, Rochester Art Center, MN; curator B.J. Shigaki
              A Northwest Summer, Seattle Art Museum; curator Susan Rosenberg
2002      Imaging Cosmologies, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
2001      Northwest Masters: Selections from the City of Seattle Collection, City Space, Seattle; curator Beth Sellars
00-01     Weird and Whimsical: Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection, Seattle Art Museum
2000      Going Forward, Looking Back, Seattle Art Museum; curators Trevor Fairbrother and Chiyo
              Ishikowa.
1999      The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture, American Craft Museum, New York
97-00     Pure Vision: American Bead Artists Exhibition, LSU Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Pensacola Museum of Art, FL; Boise Art Museum, ID;
              Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA;
              Perspective Gallery, Blacksburg, VA; Leedy-Voulkos Art Center and Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Lamont Gallery,
              Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
              Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; Arts and Science Center for SE Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth,
              VA; Del Rio Council for the Arts, Del Rio, Texas; curator Sherry Leedy and B. J. Shigaki.
1997      The Importance of Toys, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York
              Seattle Collects Paintings, Seattle Art Museum; curator Trevor Fairbrother and Chiyo Ishikawa
              Glass Today: American Studio Glass, Cleveland Museum of Art; curated by Henry Hawler Collection Highlights: 1945 - Present, Seattle Art Museum; curator Trevor Fairbrother
1996      Family Matters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
1995      Contemporary Beads & Beadwork, Loveland Museum, CO
              Beyond Tradition, Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA; curator Marjorie Hirsh
              Breaking Barriers, Portland Art Museum, OR; Madison Art Center, WI; Albany Museum of Art, GA;
              American Craft Museum, New York; curator, Matthew Kangas
1994      Wildlife, California Center for the Arts, Escondido; curator Reesey Shaw
              Pure Vision: American Bead Artists Exhibition, Rochester Art Center, Winona State University, MN;
              Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
              The Spirit of the Bead Ornamentation, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis
1993      The Shell Game: The Button as Craft, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
              Washington: Voices in Contemporary Sculpture, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
1992      Drawings by Sculptors, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1991      Syncretism, Alternative Museum, New York; curator Geno Rodriguez
              Rodeo in Fact and Fiction, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK
1990      Views and Visions in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Art Museum; curator Barbara Johns
              New Work, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1989      2-D/3-D: Sculptor's Drawings, Seattle Art Museum; curator Vicki Halper
88-91     Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art,
              Washington, DC; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WA
1988      Contemporary Survey: Visible Presence in the Northwest, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
87-90     The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; circulated to San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center;
             Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;Oakland Museum, CA; Virginia Museum of Fine Art,  Richmond, VA;
              Orlando Museum of Fine Arts, FL; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan;
             curators Marcia Manhart and Tom Manhart.
1987      Aspects of Drawing Part II: Representation, The Public Art Space, Seattle
              Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; curator Sarah Roberts-Lafferty
              The Bead Goes On: Expressions in Contemporary Beadwork, Maude Kearns Art Center, Eugene, OR
              The Ubiquitous Bead, Bellevue Art Museum, WA; curator Ramona Solberg
86-88     Third Western States Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; New Orleans Contemporary Art Center;
             Colorado Springs Fine Art Center; San Antonio Museum of Art; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT;
              San Jose Museum of Art; curator Charlotta Kotik
1986      Northwest Impressions: Works on Paper, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
1985      American Women in Art: Works on Paper, U. N. Conference on Women, Nairobi, Kenya; curator Cynthia
              Navaretta
1984      Strange, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; curator Chris Bruce
              Seattle Artists, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
              Surface, Material, Structure, Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle
1983      Self-Portraits, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle; traveled to Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
              Bumberbiennial - Art since 'Century 21' 1963-1983, Seattle Center; curator Matthew Kangas
              The American Artist as Printmaker, 23rd National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY; curator Barry Walker
              Group Show, University of Idaho, Moscow
               Seattle Artists, San Francisco Museum of Art, CA
               Pacific Northwest Today, Brentwood Gallery, St Louis, MO
1982      Urban Vernacular, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
              Animal Imagery, Sebastian Moore Gallery Denver
              Washington Printmakers, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma
              Windfall Press Project, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
1981      Big Paintings, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
              Portopia '81, King County Arts Commission, circulated to Kobe, Japan: curator Richard Andrews
              Seattle Drawings, Seattle Pacific University, WA
              The Farm Project, Arlington, WA
1980      Contemporary Washington State Artists, Cranberry Galleries, Ocean Spray Cranberry, Plymouth, MA
              Raconteur: A Private View, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; curator Chris Bruce
1979      Nineteen Artists in Seventy-Nine, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle
              Cornish Faculty, Institute for Pedagogical Studies, Vladivostok, USSR
77-78     Women: Body, Space and Personal Ritual, and/or Gallery, Seattle

Awards, Grants and Commissions


2004     Fellowship, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle
             Illustration, Artsfund Sixteenth Annual Poster Award, Seattle
1990     Seattle Artists Grant, Seattle Arts Commission
1981     Special Projects Grant, and/or Gallery, Seattle
1979     Grant for painting, Washington Honors Program, Washington State Arts Commission
1977     Northwest Projects Grant, and/or Gallery, Seattle
75-79    Artist Consultant for Viewlands Substation Project, Seattle Arts Commission, One Percent for Art program

 

Collections
Bank of America, Seattle
The Corning Museum of Glass, New York
Dow Jones Collection, New York
Junior League, Seattle
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Arts and Design, (formerly American Craft Museum), New York
Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, OH
SAFECO Insurance, Seattle
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle City Light One Percent for Art Collection
Sheraton Hotel, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle