ELKE SOLOMON

116 West Twenty-Ninth Street
New York, New York 10001
www.elkesolomon.com
elke@elkesolomon.com

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

A Tavola! A Performance, Oct. 23, 2013, presented by Magic Time! and Judson Memorial Church

Alexander Kwartler and Elke Solomon, Klaus Von Nichtsagend, May-June, 2013

Installation, A Tavola! An Installation, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April, 2010     

Paintings and works on paper, Gallery 499 Park Avenue, New York New York, October 2007-January 2008

Paintings and Drawings, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York, Sept.-Nov. 2004

Paintings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, New York, April, 1999

Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January, 1997

Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January, 1995

Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, November, 1992

Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January 1990

Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January 1986

Drawings, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, November 1981

Drawings, William Patterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, March 1981

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS select list

W2, Works x Women, VanDeb, Long Island City, NY, April 1-30, 2015

Home, Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, October 9-December 14, 2014

Women’s History Month, VanDeb Editions, NYC March 1st- Apr 24th, 2014

Women Choose Women Again, Visual Arts Center for New Jersey, Summit, NJ, Jan-Apr, 2014

Momentum: 8 Women, 8 Singular Voices, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC, Sep-Nov, 2013

Women's History Month Invitational, VanDeb Editions, NYC March 1st- March 31st, 2010

Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, NYC June 4, 2009-July 2, 2009

The History Show Part I1, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Nov. 6, 2008

Layering space, Restucuring Time: Collage, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, September 8 - October 14,2007

Group, Josh Blackwell, Barbara Hatfield, Sophia Petrides, Jacob Robichaux, Elke Solomon, Dinaburg

Arts, New York, NY , November-December 2003

VanDeb Editions 1999-2002 Etchings and Monoprints, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY,

December 2000- January 2003, September, 2003, June, 2004, NYC

Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, VanDeb Editions, New York, New York, October 2002

PAINTINGS, (Mark Saltz, Elke Solomon, Thornton Willis), The Space, New York, NY, October 2002

Selections: Etchings and Monoprints 1999-2002, The Space, New York, NY, May 2002

Snapshots, Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, November, 2000

New Work, New York, Creiger-Dane Gallery , Boston, MA, 1-26 February 2000

Drawing/In the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, October-December 1999

                Connecticut,

                North Dakota Museum of Art,

                Illinois University

Macro/Micro, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York June 1999

Small Works, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York September 1998

In Honor of Tibet, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, July 1998

25 Years of A.I.R., Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, February 1998

Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, January 1998, February 2000, 2002 ,2004, 2006, 2008

Contemporary Women Printmakers, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March-April 1997

Large and Larger, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, June 1996

Women’s Work, The Arsenal Gallery, New York, New York March 1996

Eleven, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January 1996

Works on Paper, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, June 20-July 8, 1995

Abstract Painting, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, New York, March 18-April 22, 1995

Drawings, Artists Space, New York, New York, December 1995

Small Works, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, September 1994

Heart Attack, West Broadway, New York, New York, February 1994

A.I.R. Group Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January 1994

Europa/America, Pino/Molica Gallery, New York, New York, June 1993

150x150, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, New York, October 26, 1992

360, Pino Molica Gallery, New York, New York, June 1992

360, Pino Molica Gallery, Rome, Italy, September 1992

Miniatures, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, September-October 1992

BCCDHHHJKNPPRSSW, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York, Sept-Oct 1992

A.I.R. Group Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, January 1992

Friends Seminary, February 1992

Pro-Choice, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York, December 1991

Organization of Independent Artists, Bess Cutler Gallery, September 1991

Women Artists of America, Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, New York, August 1990

ICI 15th Anniversary, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, New York 1990

Drawings, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas, Spring 1990

Work of the Spirit, Ceres Gallery, New York, New York, 1988

4 Abstract Artists: Gary Bandy, Howard Buchwald, Susan Crile, Elke Solomon, Lehman College Gallery,

Bronx, New York, June-September 1987

100+, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, New York, 1987

Abstract Drawings, Glassboro Stae College, Glassboro, New Jersey, March-April 1987

Five Artists: Susan Hambleton, Elissa D’Arrigo, Sari Dienes, Sarah Draney, Elke Solomon, A.I.R. Gallery,

 New York, New York, January-February 1987

Art Aid for the Homeless, Coup de Grace Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey, May 1987

Small Works, Gallery 50, New York, New York, June 1986

10 Years: Princeton Faculty, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, 1985

ICI 10th Anniversary, the Puck Building, New York, New York, December 1985

The 12th Year, City Gallery, New York, New York, December 1985

Let’s Play House, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, New York, November 1985

Constructures, Nora Haime Gallery, New York, New York, February 1985

Eastern Union County YM-YWHA, Union, New Jersey, February 1984

Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1984

Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1984

Franklin Furnace, New York, 1984

Artists’ Call, Judson Church, New York, January-February 1984

Two-person exhibition, with Blythe Bohnen, Parsons School of Design, October 1983

A.I.R. Invitational, New York, New York, 21 December-8 January 1983

Gray Matter, Barbara Guggenheim Associates, New York, New York, November-December 1982

Selections 16, The Drawing Center, New York, New York, October-November 1981

New Work in Black and White, The Museum of Modern Art, Penthouse Gallery, New York, New York,

September-November 1981

Concise: Small Works by Jan Hashey, Don Hazlitt, Elke Solomon, Mary Ann Strikas, Gladstone/Villani

Gallery, New York, New York, 4-31 January 1979

Beyond the Canvas—Artists’ Books and Notations, Touchstone Gallery, New York, New York,

4-30 November 1978

Visual & Sculptural Bookworks, Montclair, New Jersey, 14 January-11 March 1979

Contemporary Masks, traveling exhibition sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., 1979-81

OBJECTS, Multiples-Goodman Gallery, New York, New York, 25 February-1 April 1978

Contemporary Masks, Lawrence University, Union, New York, March-April 1978

Contemporary Masks, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York, 16 May-3 June 1978

Color: Small Works in Color, organized by Organization of Independent Artists, 100 Center Street, New

York, New York, 10 May-30 June 1978

 

PERFORMANCE ART

Dada Performance, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 18 March 1979

Tunafish Tales

                Droll/Kolbert Gallery, New York, New York, 18 January 1978

                Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 21 April 1978

                Whitney Museum, Downtown Branch, New York, New York, 26 September 1978

                Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, 21 March 1980

                Vital Arts, New York, New York, 19-21 February 1982

                Mudd Club, New York, New York 27 July 1982

Tut’s in Town, with Barbara Zucker, Nobel Gallery, New York, New York, November-December 1978

Move’s and Gestures, A Collaboration with Thom Fogarty

Boundaries

                Collectors Group, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, 3 March 1978

                Seattle, Washington, July 1977

                Lawrence Art Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 6 May 1977

                Northwest Artist Workshop, Portland, Oregon, June 1977

                University of Illinois,Normal, Illinois, November 1977

Boundaries (revised script), 55 Mercer, New York, New York, 26 May 1978

What is Dada, with Dada Mamas, Seymour’s Greenery, Eugene, Oregon, 28 July 1977

Walking, Valley River Center, Eugene, Oregon, 23 April 1977

Money

                Mighty Oaks Theatre Service, The Kitchen, New York, New York, 17-19 May 1976

                Portland Art Museum School, 13 January 1977

                Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, November 1977

Santa Claudia

                Corner of Grant and Geary Streets, San Francisco, California, 24 December 1976

Mighty Oaks Theatre Service, The Kitchen, New York, New York, 17-19 May 1976

Downtown Bandages, with Jeff Way, Streets, New York, New York, 23 April 1976

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

Residency Grant, Piedmont, Italy, 2000-08

Academic Leave, Parsons School for Design, 1992, 2009

Brandywine Prints, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990-91

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Drawing, 1982-83, 1985-86

Creative Artist Projects Services (CAPS), Graphics, 1978-79

 

COLLECTIONS select list

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Dr. Harold Cook

The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Douglas and Rhoda Golden

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois Noel Ragsdale

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Marcia Tucker 

Yale University Art Gallery

Provincetown Art Museum

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North

Barbara Zucker & Manni Lioni

Carolina Marshall Harmon

Sidney Lewis Collection, Virginia

Flora and Sydney Biddle

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York

Richard Orient and Bill Hibsher

International Business Machines (IBM)

Paul J. Schupf, Hamilton, New York

Arlene Slavin and Eric Bregman

S.G. Warburg (USA), Inc., at the Equitable, New York, NY

Lynda Simmons

Harriet Rothauser

Bellevue Hospital Center Art Collection, New York

Leslie Dennis and Thom Fogarty

Colgate University

Elaine Reiss, Esq.

Dr. Zina Steinberg and David Rudenstein

Bonner and David Elwell

Drs. Pamela Foa and Paul Guyer

Ann Ferrebe

Pat Steir and Joost Elfers

Harriet Lyons

Howard Buchwald John Hall

Carrie Rickey

Dr. Susan Fillin-Yeh

Denny Levy Fine Arts

Dr. Maureen Costonis

Ida Applebroog

Stephanie Bernheim

Sarah Canright

 

REVIEWS

Will Heinrich, The New York Observer, Jun 2013

Ryan Steadman, ArtForum, Jun 2013

Harriet F.  Senie, Sculpture, Reviews/New York, Elke Solomon,  January/February Issue, 2011 Vol 30 No.1

William Zimmer, New York Times, “Drawing in the Present Tense”, 13 February 2000 (Sunday)

Karen Chambers, Art Work Reviews, “Elke Solomon”,  http/www.artReviews.com/reviews/kc.22.html-ssi, February 1997

Pat Steir, Art Review, Paris France, “5 Abstract Painters at Christinerose”, October 1995

Lilly Wei, Art in America, “Elke Solomon at A.I.R.”, December 1995

Print Collector’s Newsletter, November-December 1992

33rd Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Catalogue, July 1990

Art Matters, June 1988

Vivian Raynor, “Contemporary Solo Shows in Hartford and Marlborough,” The New York Times, 24 January 1988 (Sunday)

Matt Damsker, “New Exhibitions at Real Artways Feature Starkness and Seduction,” The Hartford Courant, 24 January 1988 (Sunday)

Nancy Princenthal, Review in Art in America, June 1986

“Drawing It Out,” Print Collector’s Newsletter, January-February 1982

Susan Fillin-Yeh, Review in Arts, March 1981

William Zimmer, Review in SoHo Weekly News, 25 November 1981

Edgar Buonargrio, Review in Arts, November 1979

Review in Art News, January-February 1979

Carrie Rickey, Review in ArtForum, April 1979

Peter Frank, Review in SoHo Weekly News, 30 November 1978

 

CURATORIAL

25 Years of A.I.R., Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, February-March 1998

Keeping Culture Alive: Artists Housing in New York City, Urban Center Galleries, Municipal Art

Society, New York, New York, 22 August-17 September 1983

Ms. Decade of Women, The Equitable Life Building, New York, New York, February 1980

Collaborations, sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., for The Salt Lake City Art Museum, Salt Lake

City, Utah, September-October 1979

Supershow, with Susan Sollins, a traveling exhibition, sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., June-September

1979

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1970-75; Associate Curator of Prints and

Drawings, 1971-1975, also functioning as Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1974-75; Assistant Curator

of Prints, 1970-71

Big Drawings, sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., a traveling exhibition, 1984-86

Recent Drawings: William Allan, Jim Bishop, Viga Celmins, Brice Marden, Jim Nutt, Alan Saret, Pat Steir,

Richard Tuttle, American Federation of the Arts, Exhibition and Catalogue, April 1974

Photographic Research Collections, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 1966-68

 

EXHIBITIONS ORGANIZED FOR THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

1975 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, 20 January-9 April 1975

Tony Robbin, Paintings and Prints, 6 December 1974-7 January 1975

Jim Roche, Environment, 28 September-27 October 1974

Jeff Way/Chief with Cherries, 31 October-28 November 1974

Alex Katz/Prints, 10 September-27 October 1974

Prints from the Permanent collection, July-30 October 1974

Alice Neel, Painting Retrospective, 7 February-17 March 1974

Prints 1920-1920, 7 February-17 March 1974

William Allan/Watercolors, 17 December 1973-15 January 1974

Richard Haas/Prints, 17 December 1973-15 January 1974

Prints from the Permanent Collection, 28 September-19 October 1973

Ralston Crawford/Lithographs, 20 June-29 July 1973

American Drawings 1963-1973, 25 May-22 July 1973

Ann Shapiro/Watercolors, January-February 1973

Louis Lozowick/Lithographs, 21 November 1972-1 January 1973

Chryssa: Selected Prints and Drawings, 1959-1962, 13 September-15 October 1972

David Smythe/Drawings, 15 June-28 March 1972

Lilly Brody/Watercolors, 17 February-28 March 1972

Oversize Prints, 2 November-22 December 1971

John Altoon: Drawings and Prints, 2 November-22 December 1971

Mark Tobey Prints, 1 September-31 October 1971

John Sloan: Prints, 1 July-29 August 1971

Wayne Thiebaud: Prints, 1 July-29 August 1971

Orange Crate Labels, July-December 1971

Women in the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculptures, 1970

Prints by Seven I, 26 June-2 August 1970

Prints Acquisitions, 4 May-11 May 1970

 

JURIES

The Scholastic Art Awards, 2000, 2001, 2002, New York, NY, May 2000

National Association of Women Artists, New York, May 1994

Nassau Community College, Hempstead, New York, November 1982

The Artists Foundation of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, May-June 1981

Betty Brazil Memorial Fund, New York, New York, 8 April 1981

Print and Drawing Exhibition, Charlottesville, Virginia, 8 April 1978

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Southwest Print and Drawing Exhibition, 27 August 1975

Manisphere: 12th International Jury Art Show, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 25 April 1975

Virginia Printmakers, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 5 February 1975

North Shore Community Art Center, Great Neck, New York, 23 January 1975

Printmakers, Fellowship Panel, national Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., January 1975

White Plains Outdoor Art Festival, Inc., June 1974

Women’s Show: Photography ’74, Cheltenham Township Art Center, Pennsylvania, April 1974

1973 Susquehanna Regional Art Exhibition, Robertson Arts and Sciences, October 1973

Print Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, New York, December 1972

FOCUS panel on “Aesthetic Decision-Making,” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1974

San Francisco Art Institute, March 1974

California college of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, February 1974

Professional women in the Arts, Bennington College, Vermont, November 1973

Drawings: Seventies, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut

Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 197Visiting Critic, Bienal del Grabado, Latinoamericano, San Juan, Peurto Rico, January 1972

 

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

On Motherhood and Apple Pie, in M/E/A/N/I/N/G, An Anthology of Artist’s Writings, Theory, and

Criticism ed. Susan Bee and Mira Schor, Duke University Press, 2000 (original article 1992)

Big Drawings, for traveling exhibition sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., 1984-86

Collaborations, for traveling exhibition sponsored by Independent Curators, Inc., 1979

Tony Robbin, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1974

Recent Drawings: William Allen, Jim Bishop, Vija Celmins, Brice Marden, Jim Nutt, Alan Saret, Richard

Tuttle, American Federation of the Arts, April 1974

Jim Roche, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1974

Alex Katz/Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1974

“New Editions/ Marisol,” in Art News (Special Prints Edition), March 1974, p.49

Alice Neel, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 1974

Introduction of print exhibition catalogue John Dowell, Jr., with Robert C. Solomon, University of Texas,

Austin; Rome, Italy: Tyler School of Art, 1974

American Drawings 1963-1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York 1973

Louis Lozowick/Lithographs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1973

Chryssa: Selected Prints and Drawings, 1958-1962, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New

York, 1972

Forward to Arthur B. Davies, Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1972

Print Catalogue to James Rosenquist, by Marcia Tucker, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,

New York, 1972

Oversize Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1971

Mark Tobey Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 1971

“Open Air Workshop,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. I, No. 5, 1970, p. 106

 

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1966; Painting, Art History

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1968-69

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1961-62

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Women’s Action Coalition New York, New York, 1992-1993

Independent Curators, Inc., New York, New York, 1975-2001; Consulting Curator

1974-2001; Exhibitions Committee, 1974-1999

Co-Director, Village Temple Soup Kitchen, 1987-1993

Art Board, Bellevue Hospital Center Art Committee, 1982-89

Collective, Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, 1975-81

Editorial Advisor, Print Review, New York, New York, 1974-79

Mighty Oaks Theatre Service, New York, New York, 1974-79

Print Council of America, 1971-79

Improvisational Theatre Group, 1972-77

College Art Association, 1993- present (Chair, Panel 1994)

 

TEACHING

Adjunct, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, 1979-present;

Drawing, Painting, Art Criticism; Liberal Arts Advisor; Curriculum Committee; Summer High School

Program

Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, November, 1995

Visiting Artist, Yale University School of Art, Summer School, Norfolk, Connecticut, July, 1995

Visiting Artist, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, February, 1995

Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, Philadelphia, PA, February, 1995

Visiting Artist, Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson,

New York, July, 1994, 1998

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1989-1995;

Beginning to Advanced Drawing; Graduate Painting and Thesis Advisor, Two Dimensional Design

Visiting Artist, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, New York, 1989-90;

Advanced Drawing

Associate Professor, City College of New York, New York, 1987-88, Graduate Drawing

Lecturer, Feminist Art Institute, New York, New York, 1981-1985; Drawing, Art Criticism

Visiting Associate Professor, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1978-81

Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1979

 Performance Workshop, Visiting Lecturer, University of Oregon, Department of Architecture & Allied

Arts, 1977; Introduction to Performance Art

Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1977, Art Criticism, Performance Art

Instructor, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, 1977; The New Theatre, Introduction to

Experimental Theatre

Instructor, Portland State University, Department of Architecture and Art, 1976; Basic Design

Instructor, Pratt Institute of Arts, Brooklyn, New York, 1971; Graduate Seminar “History of Prints”

Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1975, 1976

Visiting Artist, Fresno State University, Fresno, California, 1975