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Nancy Grossman (b.1940)


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Black Landscape, 1964
mixed media assemblage on canvas mounted to plywood
49 7/8 x 38 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, with artist’s frame
signed and dated

Beever Slats, 1965
black ink on paper
16 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches (sheet size)
16 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches (sight size), signed and dated

Mummy, 1965
mixed media assemblage on canvas
73 1/2 x 77 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches, with artist’s frame
signed and dated

Purple Glass, 1966
mixed media assemblage on canvas mounted on plywood
49 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 6 inches, with artist’s frame
signed and dated

Untitled, 1966
black ink on paper
16 3/4" x 13 3/4" sheet size
15 3/4" x 12 7/8" sight size, signed and dated

P.M., 1968
leather, wood, paint, epoxy and hardware
16 1/2" x 6" x 8", signed and dated

Potawatami, 1967
leather, rubber and metal assemblage on plywood
63 1/8" x 38" x 11 3/4", signed and dated


 

Male Figure, 1969
black ink on paper
35" x 22 3/4", signed and dated

Collage Pastel #2, 1976
collage of dyed paper, tape, watercolor and pastel on paper
26" x 20", signed and dated
 

Snake Still-Life with Swimming Pool, 1993
mixed media collage with various papers on Masonite
35 1/4" x 44 5/8", signed

My Terrible Stomach, 1964/2015
assemblage of wood, metal, plastic, rubber and string
86 1/2" x 24 1/2" x 14 1/2", signed and dated


Exhibitions


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Intermission Magazine, Fall-Winter 2013-14

by Alessandra Codinha, photography by Bjarne Jonasson

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The New York Times, June 10, 1983

by John Russell

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Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes

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ArtNews, September 2007

by Ann Landi

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The New York Sun, June 4, 2007

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Nancy Grossman: Drawings

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Art in America, June 2006

by Nancy Princenthal

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ArtNews, March 2001

by Cynthia Nadelman

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The New York Times, January 12, 2001

by Grace Glueck

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NY Arts, December 2000

by Stefano Pasquini

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The New York Times, May 5, 2000

by Roberta Smith

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Sculpture Magazine, July-August 1998

by Robert C. Morgan

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Collezioni Magazine, January 1992

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The New York Times, September 27, 1991

by Roberta Smith

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Arts, June 1978

by Corinne Robins

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Art Spectrum, February 1975

by Corinne Robins

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ArtNews, May 1967

by R.P.

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Arts Magazine, January 1966

by A.G.

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Art Magazine, May1965

by W. Berkson

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ArtNews, May 1965

by R. Brown

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New York Herald Tribune, April 3, 1965

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The New York Times, February 23, 1964

by Brian O’Doherty

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Artist Information

“[In 1960] I underwent an internal revolution. I no longer felt that I had to please . . . but knew that I could express myself. I did that through human figures. They were falling from the sky as if falling from grace . . . or were suspended in fetal positions. I also fell—out of my harness of familial expectations . . . I fell out of the bondage of being the oldest child with so much responsibility . . . In between the womb and tomb was fierce strife and anxiety. Any figure not in the fetal position or buried was striving.”[1]

A master of sculpture, drawing, and collage, Nancy Grossman was born in New York City to parents who worked in the garment industry. When she was five, they moved to Oneonta, and Grossman grew up on a working farm with “an extended family of eight adults and sixteen children.”[2] From a young age, Grossman demonstrated a high degree of creativity and artistic ability. She began drawing figures at six, made a marionette for her siblings, and once her family moved their factory to Oneonta in 1950, Grossman would use the sewing machines after hours to make doll clothing. These experiences had a strong effect on her art, which often features textiles and leather. Grossman finished high school early, and in 1956, with funding from a New York State Regents Scholarship she attended the Pratt Institute, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1962. That same year, she also won an Ida C. Haskell Award for Foreign Travel, which enabled her to spend time in Europe. This grant was just the first of numerous such honors; in 1965, she received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

In the 1960s, Grossman began creating her famous sculptures of heads, which she carefully carved from the wood of discarded telephone poles, overlaid with leather, and then adorned with zippers, glass eyes, enamel noses, spikes, and straps. While their size, shape, and facial features suggest masculinity, she refers to them as self-portraits, implying the mutability of gender and demonstrating that all artwork offers something of the artist. Exquisite as they are, the heads threaten to overshadow the rest of Grossman’s art, largely due to sensationalistic interpretations that see the sculptures exclusively in a sadomasochistic frame. But these works also contain the central aspects of Grossman’s art: an embrace of gender ambiguity, an interest in formal contradiction and conflict, an audacious use of leather, and a rich sensuality. Grossman’s sculptures appeal as much to the olfactory and tactile senses as to the visual; they taunt viewers with their invitation to touch.

In 1964, Grossman had her first solo show, at the Krasner Gallery, which like many subsequent shows, was well received. By 1970, she had had four more solo exhibitions and was being represented by Cordier and Ekstrom Gallery, where she had met Romare Bearden in the early 1960s. Both working in collage at the time, Bearden and Grossman worked together to resolve issues such as the warping that stemmed from the accumulated weight of glue and collage elements on the front of a single sheet of paper or paperboard. Through trial and error, they realized that building up weight on the back of the collage would counter-balance gravitational pull on the front. Their collaboration on this issue became the foundation for a life-long friendship.

It was not only Grossman’s breadth of materials but also her skill and expression that captivated. In 1971, New York Times art critic John Canaday declared Grossman to be “the most impressive young American artist I know of.”[3] A year earlier, in a group exhibition review that focused almost exclusively on three drawings by Grossman, Canaday praised her ability to combine “precise linear representational technique with intense expressive force, a combination that has been rare since the Renaissance.”[4] Despite Grossman’s notoriety audiences generally failed to grasp the astonishing scope of her work until a retrospective organized by the Hillwood Art Museum in 1991 revealed her mastery of diverse media and genres. Since she began making art, Grossman has steadily explored collage, sculpture, drawing, and assemblage.

Recently, her work has been shown in major museum exhibitions; in the summer of 2011, PS1-MoMA presented a solo exhibition of her sculptural heads.  The following year, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College presented Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary, a five-decade survey accompanied by a published comprehensive monograph. Throughout her impressive career, Grossman has received a steady flow of accolades, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1984), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1991), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1996-97), and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001), and her work is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide.

In 2014, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presented our fourth solo exhibition for the artist – Nancy Grossman: The Edge of Always, Constructions from the 1960s – which was awarded Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York by the International Art Critics Association of America.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC is the exclusive representative of Nancy Grossman.


[1] Nancy Grossman, quoted in Arlene Raven, Nancy Grossman (Brookville, New York: Hillwood Art Musem, CW Post Campus of Long Island University, 1991), 82.

[2] Raven, 38.

[3] John Canaday, “The Least Cruel Artist Alive,” The New York Times, November 28, 1971.

[4] Canaday, “Art: Surprise from Nancy Grossman,” The New York Times, May 30, 1970, also quoted in Raven, 32.

 

Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Met Breuer, New York, NY
September 12, 2017 – January 14, 2018
http://www.metmuseum.org/

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
August 18, 2017 - 
http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/AnIncompleteHistoryOfProtest

Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
September 15, 2017 - March 18, 2018
https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/beyond-boundaries-feminine-forms

1962      B.F.A., Pratt Institute, New York, NY  

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Museum Boymans Von Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Frances Young Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champagne, IL
Kutztown State College, Kutztown, PA
La Medusa, Rome, Italy
Albert Loeb Gallery, Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
National Academy Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Rice University Art Museum, Houston, TX
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Tel Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University Museum, Berkley, CA
University Museum, Tucson, AZ
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
 

1964
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY

1965
Krasner Gallery (March), New York, NY
Krasner Gallery (October), New York, NY

1967
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY

1969
Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Nancy Grossman, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1973
Nancy Grossman, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Nancy Grossman: Collage Paintings, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1976
Nancy Grossman: Collages and Pastels, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1978
Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, NV

1980 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

1981 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1982
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

1984
Nancy Grossman, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1988
Nancy Grossman, The Gallery, Fine Arts Hall, Columbus College, Columbus, GA

1990
Nancy Grossman: Retrospective, Hillwood Art Museum, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University,
Brookville, NY; Sculpture Center, New York, NY; Exit Art, New York, NY; Artemesia and Beacon Street Galleries, Chicago, IL; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; The Contemporary Museum,

1991
Collages, Constructions, Drawings and Sculptures 1965-1990, Exit Art, New York, NY
Collages and Heads 1970-1991, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1992
Binghamton University Art Museum, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

1993
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

1994
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Nancy Grossman: Fire Fields, LedisFlam, New York, NY

1995
Nancy Grossman: Opus Volcanus, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

2000
Nancy Grossman: Fire Fields, Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI
Nancy Grossman: Loud Whispers, Four Decades of Assemblage, Collage and Sculpture, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2007
Nancy Grossman: Drawings, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Nancy Grossman: Heads, MoMA PS-1, New York, NY 
Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2012
Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary, Frances Young Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Nancy Grossman, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Nancy Grossman: The Edge of Always, Constructions from the 1960s, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2016
Nancy Grossman: The 1960s, Frieze Masters, London, England

2017
Viewing Room: Nancy Grossman, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

1959
Rosequist Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1960
IBM Gallery, New York, NY
Rosequist Gallery, New York, NY

1961
Forty Painters, City Center Gallery, New York, NY
IBM Gallery, New York, NY

1962
Lever House, New York, NY
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY
Staten Island Museum, New York, NY

1963
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
City Art Museum, St. Louis, MI
28th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1964
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY

1965
New Acquisitions, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Bridge Gallery, New York, NY

1966
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY

1968
1968 Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
8 + 8, Riverside Museum, New York, NY
Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1969
Nancy Grossman and Martin Carey, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Highlights of the 1968-1969 Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkley, CA
Contemporary American Sculpture, Selection 2, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1970
Zeitgenossen, Stadtische Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
Blocked Metaphors, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY
January ’70: Contemporary Women Artists, Hawthorne Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Contemporary Women Artists, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The World of Masks, The Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

1971
Face Coverings, Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council, New York, NY

1972
Bestiary, Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, NY
Recent Figure Sculpture, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Artists’ Benefit for Civil Liberties, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from the Aldrich Museum Collection, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
After Surrealism: Metaphors and Similes, John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

1973
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Torso, Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, NY

1974
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Contemporary American Sculpture, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters/National Institute of Arts and Letters, New  York, NY
In Her Own Image, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Women’s Work - American Art ’74, Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, NY
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1975
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Long Island Collectors Exhibition: Modern Masterpieces and Contemporary Art from Distinguished
Long Island Collectors, Hillwood Art Museum, C.W Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
A Change of View, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Menace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1976
The Presence and the Absence in Realism, Roland Gibson Gallery, State University of New York, Potsdam, NY
Drawing Now: Ten Artists, Soho Center for the Visual Arts, New York, NY
American Artists:’76: A Celebration, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
American Concern: The Humanist View, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Perspective 1976, Freedman Art Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Cordier & Elkstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1977
Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Today in New York, Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY
Alumni Fine Arts Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
Images of Horror and Fantasy, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Circa 1963, Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, NY
Women’s Art Symposium National Invitational Exhibition, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre    Haute, IN
Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, NY

1978
Woman From Nostalgia to Now, Alex J. Rosenberg, New York, NY
Constructs, Organization of Independent Artists, Bleecker Renaissance, New York, NY

1979
Az 1970-es evek uj amerikai festeszete, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, organized by the New Museum
of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Form and Figure, Western Association of Art Museums, San Francisco, CA
The Figure of 5, The Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
The Unpainted Portrait: Contemporary Portraiture in Non-Traditional Media, John Kohler Art Center,    Sheboygan, WI
The Male Image, Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, NY
As We See Ourselves - Artists’ Self-Portraits, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
Women in Art: The Politics of Esthetics, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Selections from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV
20th Century Sculptors and Their Drawings: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Collage: American Masters, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

1980
American Sculpture: Gifts of Howard and Jean Lipman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,    NY
50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,    NY
Works on Paper, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Perceiving Modern Sculpture, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
10th  Season Group Show, Buecker and Harpsichord, New York, NY

1981
Bronze, Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY
Figuratively Sculpting, P.S.1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
The Figure: A Celebration, University of North Dakota Art Galleries, Grand Forks, ND
New Dimensions in Drawing 1950-1980, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Drawing Acquisitions 1978-1981, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1982
Neo-Objective Sculpture, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
Body Language: Current Issues in Figuration, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
New Wave Figurative Art, Baker Gallery, La Jolla, CA
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1983
The Sculptor as Draftsman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Terminal New York, The Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
20th  Century Painting for the Discerning Collector, Galleria La Medusa, Rome, Italy
Gallery Sculptors, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY
1984 - A Preview, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Six Sculptors, Bette Stoler Gallery, New York, NY

1984
Dreams and Nightmares, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Crime and Punishment: Reflections of Violence in Contemporary Art, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
American Women Artists: Part II: The Recent Generation, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
About Face, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Pratt Invitational Alumni: A Multimedia Presentation of Outstanding Pratt Alumni, Pratt Institute and 469 Broome  Street Gallery, New York, NY
ID, Bette Stoler Gallery, New York, NY
Modern Masks, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Drawing: Works on Paper From the Past Five Years by Fifty Artists, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Sculptors’ Drawings 1910-1980, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1985
Contemporary Figure Drawing, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Large Drawings, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Norman
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada; Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, AK; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Black and White II: The Absence of Color, Hand In Hand Galleries Ltd., New York, NY
American Art: American Women, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
Invitational Exhibition, Artmart, New York, NY
Collage: The State of the Art, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ

1986
Relief Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Maelstrom: Contemporary Images of Violence, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

1987
The Political is Personal, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Images of Power: Visual Statements by 10 Major Women Artists, Rockland Center for the Arts, West    Nyack, NY
The Drawing Show, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, National Museum of American Art,
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Crime and Punishment, Schreiber/Cutler, Inc., New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition: 30 from 25 - 1960 to 1985, Sheppard Gallery, Church of Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, NV
National Sculpture Society: Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, Port of History Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Drawings: Invitational Exhibition, Bemis Foundation Alternative Worksite, New Gallery, Omaha, NB
Spatial Considerations/Invitational Sculpture Exhibit, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland  Institute  College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Eloquent Object, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

1988
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
The Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Work of the Spirit, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
American Works on Paper, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY

1989
The Eloquent Object, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1990
Nancy Grossman, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Aura Rosenberg, Carolee Scheemann, Joan Semmel, Nahan    Contemporary, New York, NY
No Trends, Nahan Contemporary, New York, NY
Art - The Universal Language, Rempire Gallery, New York, NY
Broken Rifles: American Artists Honor the War Resisters League, Arthur A. Houghton Gallery, Cooper  Union, New York, NY
An Artist’s Christmas, Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, NY

1991
World Disorder, The Cultural Space, New York, NY
The Hybrid State, Exit Art, New York, NY

1992
Rubber Soul, LedisFlam Gallery, New York, NY
Erotiques, A.B. Galeries, Paris, France
The Auto-Erotic Object, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
1920 - The Subtlety of Subversion, The Continuity of Intervention, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

1993
Women at War, LedisFlam Gallery, New York
Street Play, Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1994
Crime, Solo Impressions, Inc., New York, NY
Matrilineage, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Rough Cuts, Henry Street Settlement/Abrams Art Center, New York, NY

1995
Nancy Grossman / Linda Stein, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
A Matter of Synthesis: Collage and Assemblage, Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Collage: Made in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90’s, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
In A Different Light, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1996
Chips off the Block: Carvers, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Fiber and Form: The Woman’s Legacy, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Patchwork, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
Nancy Grossman / Bruce Cratsley, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Powerful Expressions: Recent American Drawings, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1997
Sweet and Mellow, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

1998
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of
American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The ‘60’s in the Seventies, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
Peep Show, Exhibition of Erotic Fact and Fantasy, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Twentieth Century American Drawings, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Sunrise Museums, Charleston, WV; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

1999
Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art and The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University, Purchase, NY
Intimate Expressions: Two Centuries of American Drawings, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Rendezvous North Carolina: 20th Century Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from the Weatherspoon Art    Gallery and the Ackland Art Museum, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Drawn Across the Century: Highlights from the Dillard Collection of Art Paper, Weatherspoon Art    Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Chronicle, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2000
The End: An Independent Vision of the History of Contemporary Art, Exit Art, New York, NY
The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self-Portraits by 60 Women, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
True Grit: Seven Female Visionaries before Feminism, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; Mills    College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA; Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID; Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Center for the Visual Arts, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Eighteen Year Retrospective Exhibition, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rupture & Revision: Collage in America, Pavel Zoubok, Inc, New York, NY
Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Ceseri Collection and the Georgia Museum of Art, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH; Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Me and My Baby: Identity and Creativity, Lucy Daniels Foundation Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis and Creativity, Cary, NC

2002
Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s, White Columns, New York, NY; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Something / Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Personal & Political: The Women’s Art Movement, 1969-1975, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

2003
In the Eye of the Beholder, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Recent and Contemporary American Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, International Print Center, New York, NY

2004
Presence, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Between Art and Life: From Joseph Cornell to Gabriel Orozco, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2005
Upstarts and Matriarchs: Jewish Women Artists and the Transformation of American Art, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Denver, CO
Contemporary Women Artists: New York, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IL
Collage: Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Skin is a Language, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Twice Drawn, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga    Springs, NY
Lines of Discovery, 225 Years of American Drawings, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
When the Revolution Comes, Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

2007
Agents of Change: Women, Art and Intellect, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Critic as Advocate: The Legacy of Arlene Raven, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

2008
(un)common threads, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Everywhere:  Politics of Sexual Diversity in Art, Centro Galego e Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Propose: Works on Paper from the 1970s, Alexander Gray Associates, LLC, New York, NY
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, National Academy Museum of Art, New York, NY

2010
Visible Vagina, Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY
Different Strokes: Twentieth Century Drawings, George Adams

2011
From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Women Sculptors of the National Academy, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Collage, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2012
Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
To be a Lady: Forty-five Women in the Arts, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY
The Female Gaze:  Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2013
Ballet of Heads: The Figure in the Collection, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Personal, Political, Mysterious, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
A New View: Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; The Baker Museum, Naples, FL

2014
A Chromatic Loss, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, January 9-February 15, 2014
The Sara Roby Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Inaugural Group Show: Gallery Artists, March Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
Venus Drawn Out: 20th Century Drawings by Great Women Artists, The Armory Show Modern, New York, NY
Vintage Violence, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
New Hells, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Four Figures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Solitary Soul, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY


2015
America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Affinity Atlas, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, NY

2016      
Passages in Modern Art: 1946-1996, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2017
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Met Breuer, New York, NY
The Time Is N♀w, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Body of Work, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2018
The Body in Color, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Met Breuer, New York, NY

1962 
Ida C. Haskell Award for Foreign Travel, Pratt Institute

1965-66 
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

1966 
Inaugural Contemporary Achievement Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1970 
One Hundred Women In Touch With Our Time, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

1973 
Juror, New York State Council on the Arts, sculpture applicants for CAPS Fellowships

1974 
Commencement Speaker and Honored Guest, 99th Commencement Exercises, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1974 
American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
Juror, American Academy in Rome, sculpture applicants for Prix de Rome Fellowships

1975 
Elected to Membership, National Society of Literature and the Arts

1984 
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture

1990 
The Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Award, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

1991 
Artist’s Fellowship in Sculpture, The New York Foundation for the Arts

1991-92 
Nancy Grossman at Exit Art, The Hillwood Art Museum and the Sculpture Center selected one of the three best exhibitions in an art gallery of this season by The American Chapter of the International Art Critics Association

1994
National Academician Award, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

1995 
Alumnae Achievement Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1996-97 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2001 
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2008
Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award

2014
Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York, International Association of Art Critics