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Ray Charles, 1961 graphite on paper 14 x 14 inches...

Ray Charles, 1961
graphite on paper
14 x 14 inches / 35.6 x 35.6 cm
signed

Untitled, 1962 oil on canvas 24 x 34 inches / 61.0...

Untitled, 1962
oil on canvas
24 x 34 inches / 61.0 x 86.4 cm
signed

Black Landscape, 1964 mixed media assemblage on ca...

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

Clatter Machine-Figure with Step-Up Forms (aka Bee...

Clatter Machine-Figure with Step-Up Forms (aka 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

Purple Glass, 1966 mixed media assemblage on canva...

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 1...

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

Potawatami, 1967 leather, rubber and metal assembl...

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


 

Untitled, 1968 leather, wood, epoxy and metal hard...

Untitled, 1968
leather, wood, epoxy and metal hardware
16 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 42.9 x 19.1 x 22.2 cm
signed

Figure with Folded Arms, 1973-74 collage of variou...

Figure with Folded Arms, 1973-74
collage of various papers with watercolor on board
48 x 36 inches / 121.9 x 91.4 cm
signed

Black, 1973-74 leather, wood, paint, epoxy, cast a...

Black, 1973-74
leather, wood, paint, epoxy, cast aluminum and metal hardware
16 x 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 40.6 x 23.5 x 19.7 cm
signed

Untitled, 1976 collage with watercolor on board 48...

Untitled, 1976
collage with watercolor on board
48" x 36", signed and dated

Snake Still-Life with Swimming Pool, 1993 mixed me...

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,...

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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MRG PRESS RELEASE

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Nancy Grossman: The Edge of Always, Constructions from the 1960s

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Intermission Magazine, Fall-Winter 2013-14

Intermission Magazine, Fall-Winter 2013-14

by Alessandra Codinha, photography by Bjarne Jonasson

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The New York Times, June 10, 1983

The New York Times, June 10, 1983

by John Russell

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Artlyst, April 13, 2013

Artlyst, April 13, 2013

by Ilka Scobie

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ArtCritical Event Listing, March 7, 2013

ArtCritical Event Listing, March 7, 2013

by David Cohen

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Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes

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ArtNews, September 2007

ArtNews, September 2007

by Ann Landi

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The New York Sun, June 4, 2007

The New York Sun, June 4, 2007

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MRG PRESS RELEASE

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Nancy Grossman: Drawings

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Art in America, June 2006

Art in America, June 2006

by Nancy Princenthal

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ArtNews, March 2001

ArtNews, March 2001

by Cynthia Nadelman

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The New York Times, January 12, 2001

The New York Times, January 12, 2001

by Grace Glueck

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NY Arts, December 2000

NY Arts, December 2000

by Stefano Pasquini

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The New York Times, May 5, 2000

The New York Times, May 5, 2000

by Roberta Smith

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Sculpture Magazine, July-August 1998

Sculpture Magazine, July-August 1998

by Robert C. Morgan

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Collezioni Magazine, January 1992

Collezioni Magazine, January 1992

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The New York Times, September 27, 1991

The New York Times, September 27, 1991

by Roberta Smith

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Arts, June 1978

Arts, June 1978

by Corinne Robins

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Art Spectrum, February 1975

Art Spectrum, February 1975

by Corinne Robins

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ArtNews, May 1967

ArtNews, May 1967

by R.P.

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Arts Magazine, January 1966

Arts Magazine, January 1966

by A.G.

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Art Magazine, May1965

Art Magazine, May1965

by W. Berkson

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ArtNews, May 1965

ArtNews, May 1965

by R. Brown

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New York Herald Tribune, April 3, 1965

New York Herald Tribune, April 3, 1965

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The New York Times, February 23, 1964

The New York Times, February 23, 1964

by Brian O’Doherty

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Prints & Publications


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.”[i]

A master of sculpture, drawing, and collage, Nancy Grossman (b.1940) was born in New York City to parents who worked in the garment industry. When she was five, the family moved to a farm outside Oneonta, NY, where Grossman grew up among an extended family of eight adults and sixteen children. She demonstrated an advanced drawing ability from a young age, and after her family relocated their garment factory to Oneonta in 1950, Grossman began experimenting with textiles, making doll clothing and marionettes. She finished high school early and enrolled at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with funding from a New York State Regents Scholarship. Among Grossman’s formative influences was one of her painting instructors at Pratt, Richard Lindner, who became a meaningful friend and mentor until his death in 1978.  After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1962 she won an Ida C. Haskell Award for Foreign Travel, which enabled her to spend time in Europe.

In 1964, Grossman had her first solo show Krasner Gallery, which, like many subsequent shows, was well received. The following year she won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship—the only painter to receive the award that year. Grossman’s work of the early- to mid-1960s comprised collages, expressive and colorful figurative works on paper and paintings, and leather and metal assemblage relief works with a related series of line drawings. In 1968 Grossman created the first of her iconic leather head sculptures, which drew widespread attention and acclaim; she would continue to expand the series throughout the following 25 years. Initially carved from the wood of discarded telephone poles Grossman applied her superior tailoring skills to create leather sheathes for the sculptures, which 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.

By 1970, Grossman had been featured in four more solo exhibitions and was being represented by Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery. Her practice had again expanded and now included abstract collages, freestanding abstract sculptures, and a wealth of abstract and figurative work on paper. In 1970 John Canaday, art critic at The New York Times, praised Grossman’s ability to combine “precise linear representational technique with intense expressive force, a combination that has been rare since the Renaissance,”[ii] and the following year declared her “the most impressive young American artist I know of.”[iii] In 1973 she created the first works containing her iconic “gun-head” motif—a response to the escalating war in Vietnam—as well as her semi-textual, diaristic collage works. That same year she initiated her dyed paper collage technique, wherein the exhaustively reworked paper stencils soaked in various pigments to resemble an eerily skin-like surface are arranged to comprise a figural composition. Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery was also the place where Grossman met befriended master collagist Romare Bearden. Both artists were deeply involved in collage at the time and worked together to find a solution they both encountered in their work, namely the warping of their supports from the accumulated weight of layered glue and paper. Through trial and error, they realized that building up weight on the back of the collage would counterbalance the gravitational pull on the front. Their collaboration on this issue became the foundation for a lifelong friendship.

Grossman continued to regularly exhibit new work in gallery exhibitions throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with solo shows at Cordier & Ekstrom, Barbara Gladstone, and Terry Dintenfass Gallery in New York, and Heath Gallery in Atlanta. She expanded her practice further to include editioned bronze sculptures, her iconic series of compositions depicting anonymous figures with guns strapped to their faces, and a group of multi-figure works on paper that situate subjects of both sexes taking theatrical postures in dreamlike tableaux. In the early 1990s, Grossman began a series of collage and assemblage works inspired by the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii that reinvigorated her landscape practice. In the last twenty years, Grossman has returned to drawing, creating a group of multi-figure compositions that draw on and expound upon themes of past series, with a new emphasis on bodies in motion.



[i] Nancy Grossman quoted in Arlene Raven, ed., Nancy Grossman, exhibition catalogue (Brookville, NY: Hillwood Art Museum, 1991), 82

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

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

 

Despite Grossman’s notoriety, audiences generally failed to grasp the astonishing scope of her work until a retrospective curated by Arlene Raven at the Hillwood Art Museum (Greenvale, NY) in 1991, Nancy Grossman, revealed her mastery of diverse media and genres. In recent decades, Grossman’s work has been the subject of two major solo museum exhibitions: Nancy Grossman: Heads at MoMA PS1 which surveyed the artist’s leather head sculptures in 2011, and Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary in 2012, a five-decade survey curated by Ian Berry for the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, which was accompanied by a published comprehensive monograph. In 2007, artist Ugo Rondinone included Grossman in the exhibition The Third Mind, which he curated for Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and selected two of Grossman’s leather head sculptures to illustrate the front and back cover of the special issue of the magazine Palais published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Grossman has been consistently included in numerous important group exhibitions throughout her career; notable shows from the last decade include Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2012); America is Hard to See (2015); Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2016); Body of Work at the Honolulu Museum of Art (2017); Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 (2017) and Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) (2018), both held at The Met Breuer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Art After Stonewall, 1969 to 1989, a traveling exhibition organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (2019); Beauty and Bite, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2019); Strange, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California (2019); NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE – 2020 CE) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2021) and Surrealism in American Art at the Centre de la Vielle Charité in Marseille, France (2021). Her work is currently on view in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection exhibition Collection 1940s–1970s in the spotlight installation “War Within, War Without.”

Throughout her impressive career, Grossman has received a steady flow of accolades; in addition to the Regents Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship, she has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1984), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1991), a National Academician Award from the National Academy Museum (1994), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1996-97), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001), and a Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award (2008).

Since taking on her representation in 1997, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has mounted five solo exhibitions of Grossman’s work in addition to including her work in numerous group exhibitions: Nancy Grossman: Loud Whispers, Four Decades of Assemblage, Collage and Sculpture (2000), Nancy Grossman: Drawings (2007), Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes (2011), Nancy Grossman: The Edge of Always, Constructions from the 1960s (2014)—which was awarded Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York by the International Art Critics Association of America—and Nancy Grossman: My Body (2022).

Nancy Grossman is represented in museum collections worldwide including the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; and the National Academy of Design, New York, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS.

Grossman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hamline University Permanent Collection, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

1964      
Nancy Grossman: Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Krasner Gallery, New York, NY
Window display, Bresee’s Department Store, Oneonta, NY

1965      
Nancy Grossman: Constructions and Collages, Krasner Gallery, New York, NY [March]
Nancy Grossman, Krasner Gallery, New York, NY [October]

1967      
The Recent Work of Nancy Grossman, Krasner Gallery, New York, NY

1968      
One-man exhibition, Oneonta Community Art Center, Wilber Mansion, Oneonta, NY

1969      
Nancy Grossman, 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      
Nancy Grossman, Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Grant Hall Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

1980      
Nancy Grossman, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

1981      
Nancy Grossman: Recent Sculpture, Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1982      
Nancy Grossman, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

1984      
Nancy Grossman: New Work: Drawings, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

1986      
Drawings and Collages by Nancy Grossman, Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1988      
Nancy Grossman, Fine Arts Hall Gallery, Columbus College (now Columbus State University), Columbus, GA

1991      
Nancy Grossman: 25 Years, Hillwood Art Museum, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY; Artemesia and Beacon Street Galleries, Chicago, IL; Arkansas Arts Center (now Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts), Little Rock, AR; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; Binghamton University Art Museum, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
Nancy Grossman: Collages, Constructions, Drawings, Sculptures 1965-1990, Exit Art, New York, NY
Nancy Grossman: Collages and Heads, 1970-1991, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1993      
Nancy Grossman: The Sixties to the Nineties, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

1994      
Falk Visiting Artist: Nancy Grossman, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The 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, The 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 LLC, New York, NY

2011      
Nancy Grossman: Heads, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2012      
Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, 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

2022      
Nancy Grossman: My Body, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, 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      
Pratt Graphic Talent 1962, Lever House, New York, NY
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY
Staten Island Museum, New York, NY

1963      
Krasner Gallery, New York, NY
Art Festival for NAACP Legal Defense, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Twenty-Eighth Biennial Exhibition 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: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
8 + 8, Riverside Museum, New York, NY
Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1969      
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 (now Berkeley Art Museum ad Pacific Film Archive), University of California, Berkley, CA
Contemporary American Sculpture, Selection 2, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Blocked Metaphors, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1970      
Zeitgenossen, Stadtische Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
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, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Face Coverings, Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council (now Museum of Arts and Design), New York, NY; The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL

1971      
Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Counterpoint: Sculpture by Italo Sanga, Remo Saraceni, Carlo Travaglia, Nancy Grossman, and Sidney Simon, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1972      
Bestiary, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Figure Sculpture, Fogg Art Museum (now Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Art (now RISD Museum), Rhode Island School of Design,Providence, RI; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Vassar College Art Gallery (now Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center), Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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      
1973 Biennial Exhibition: Contemporary American Art, 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, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Woman’s Work: American Art 1974, Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, 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
Contemporary American Sculpture, F&M Center Gallery, Richmond, VA
Headdress: A History of American Headgear, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Mead Art Building (now Mead Art Museum), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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 Visual Artists, New York, NY
American Artists ’76: A Celebration, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute (now McNay Art Museum), 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 & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, NY

1977      
Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Today in New York, Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, 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, The 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 Gallery, New York, NY
Thirty Years of American Art 1945-1975: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Contemporary Paintings and Prints, The Newark Museum (now The Newark Museum of Art), Newark, NJ
Loan exhibition, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY
Skin, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

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

1979      
The 1970s: New American Painting, organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, sponsored by the US Information Agency (USIA); National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia; National Museum, Warsaw, Poland; venues in Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Rome, Italy; and Copenhagen, Denmark
Form and Figure, circulated by the Western Association of Art Museums, San Francisco, CA; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
The Figure of Five, The Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
The Unpainted Portrait: Contemporary Portraiture in Non-Traditional Media, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
The Male Image, Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, NY
As We See Ourselves: Artists’ Self-Portraits, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Women in Art: The Politics of Esthetics, Harold F. Johnson Library Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Selections from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection, Huntington Galleries (now Huntington Museum of Art), Huntington, WV
Twentieth Century Sculptors and Their Drawings: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts (now The Columbus Museum), Columbus, GA; Flint Institute Of Arts, Flint, MI; The Society Of Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; Anchorage Historical And Fine Arts Museum (now the Anchorage Museum), Anchorage, AK; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
Collage: American Masters, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
The Figure in Sculpture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

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 (now MoMA PS1), 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
The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Painting and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1982      
Neo-Objective Sculpture, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
Body Language: Current Issues in Figuration, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
New Wave Figurative Art, Baker Gallery, La Jolla, CA
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Spring Loan Exhibition 1982, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Highlights from the Permanent Collection (1982), Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Collages from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hillwood Art Museum, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

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
[Exhibition in Gallery 301], Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

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
An Other Vision: Selected Works by Women Artists in the Weatherspoon Gallery Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Sculpture: Elisabeth Frink, Nancy Grossman, Richard Hunt, William King, Donald Sandstrom, Harold Tovish, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY

1985      
Contemporary Figure Drawing, Concourse Gallery, 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
Contemporary Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Works on Loan to the Art Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1986      
Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, 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 (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Crime and Punishment, Schreiber/Cutler, Inc., New York, NY
30 from 25, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, 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 Evolution of American Art in Craft Media Since 1945, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Chicago Public Library and Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
An American Portrait, Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

1988      
Work of the Spirit, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
American Works on Paper, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY
The 40's to the 80's: American Art from the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, St. John's Museum of Art (now Cameron Art Museum), Wilmington, NC
Late 20th Century Art, from the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, VA

1989
Works from the Permanent Collection: A Rotation Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 
A Figurative Perspective: Recent Paintings and Sculpture from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Japanese tour of The Eloquent Object: The Evolution of American Art in Craft Media Since 1945, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1990      
Nancy Grossman, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Aura Rosenberg, Carolee Schneemann, 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: Parallel History, Exit Art, New York, NY
Art On Paper 1991, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Height x Length x Width, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Recent Acquisitions: 1987-1991, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Smith Collects Contemporary: Paintings and Sculpture from Alumnae Collections and the Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA

1992      
Rubber Soul, LedisFlam Gallery, New York, NY
Erotiques, A.B. Galeries, Paris, France
The Auto-Erotic Object, Hunter College Gallery, Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, NY
1920 - The Subtlety of Subversion, The Continuity of Intervention, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY
Cast, Carved and Forged: Shaping Sculpture, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Contemporary Sculpture from the VMFA Collection, Bayly Art Museum (now The Fralin Museum of Art), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Figurative Works from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, 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, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions to the Weatherspoon Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
What's in a Label?, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Transformed Reality, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Up Close: Contemporary Art from the Mallin Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
K&B Drugs and Virland Foundation Exhibition, Longview Art Museum, Longview, TX
Abject Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, 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 LLC, New York, NY
In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90’s, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
In A Different Light, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Drawings by Sculptors: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Arkansas Arts Center (now Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts), Little Rock, AR
Altered and Irrational: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1996      
Chips off the Block: Carvers, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Fiber and Form: The Woman’s Legacy, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, 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
Expressive Voices of the Meaningful: Large Drawings and Objects from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Arkansas Arts Center (now Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts), Little Rock, AR
Escape from the Vault, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Seeing Across Cultures: Objects from the VMFA, Marsh Art Gallery, George M. Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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 (now the Rollins Museum of Art), Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; The 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
Rendezvous North Carolina: Twentieth-Century Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings, from the collections of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery and the Ackland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

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, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Drawn Across the Century: Highlights from the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Chronicle, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Large Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, circulated by Smith-Kramer Fine Arts Services, Kansas City, MO; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Washington State University Museum of Art (now Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

2000      
The End: An Independent Vision of the History of Contemporary Art, 1982-2000, 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 LLC, 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 LLC, New York, NY
Couples, Pairs and Twos: An Exhibition of Selected works from the Permanent Collection of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Material Language: Small-Scale Sculpture after 1950, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Highlights from the Permanent Collection: From Pollock to Today, Whitney Museum of American Art, 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
Cool and Collected: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
People at the Art Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

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
The Cone Family Legacy: Selected Gifts to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Talking Across Time: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection 1960-2000, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

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
Challenging Tradition: Women of the Academy, 1826-2003, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2004      
Presence, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Between Art and Life: From Joseph Cornell to Gabriel Orozco, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection 1960-Present, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Black and White: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

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
Artists and Civil Rights, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Drawn Across the Century, Selections from the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, Contemporary Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection 1960-Present, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

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, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1), 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
Punch! Works by Women Artists from the Permanent Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

2008      
(un)common threads, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Of Flesh, Form and Matter: Sculpture Selected from the UAMA Collections, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

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 of Design, New York, NY
Atrium Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
American Art II: 1960-Present, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 

2010      
Visible Vagina, Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY
Different Strokes: Twentieth Century Drawings, George Adams, New York, NY
Coalescence: Collages from the Permanent Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Another World: Dali, Miro, Magritte and Surrealists, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

2011      
From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Collage, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Weatherspoon Art Museum: 70 Years of Collecting, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
The Sculpture Show: The Surrealist Body, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

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
…On Paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Women Sculptors of the National Academy, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Sinister Pop, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2013     
Ballet of Heads: The Figure in the Collection, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
personal, political, mysterious, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
A New View: Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; The Baker Museum, Artis—Naples, Naples, FL; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Head to Head: Works from the Permanent Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
East Building – Opening Installation, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

2014      
A Chromatic Loss, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
The Sara Roby Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 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, curated by Tom Knechtel, 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, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, NY   
It’s Never Just Black or White, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
METAL: American Sculpture, 1945-1970, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Head to Head: Portrait Sculpture – Ancient to Modern, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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
Decade by Decade: Art Acquired in Its Time, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
It’s Not Your Nature, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Collage: Moving Beyond Paper, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
American Array, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Contemporary Highlights from the Collection, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, Maccarone, New York, NY
Surreal Visions, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

2017      
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Met Breuer, New York, NY
Collage: Made in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, 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
Pratt Survey Exhibition Part 1: Camerado, this is no book, DeKalb Art Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY1
1072 Society Exhibition, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Figuratively Speaking, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
You Are Going on A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2018      
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now), The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Breuer, New York, NY
Birthday Presents, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Celebrating 50 Years of the US Open Championships, United States Tennis Association (USTA) President’s Suite, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, NY
Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1960s: A Survey of the Decade, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Give a damn., The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
A Tradition of Revolution, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
In the Company of Women, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2019      
Art After Stonewall, 1969 to 1989, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Art of Defiance: Radical Materials, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Drawn Together Again, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Sensation of Space, co-organized by the Warehouse and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX
Foundations: Sterling Ruby, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Beauty and Bite, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Strange, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
“War Within, War Without,” Collection 1940s-1970s, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Here We Are: Painting and Sculpting the Human Form, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
F***nism, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2020      
Comfort, curated by Omar Sosa, Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Drawn Together: Five Centuries of Drawing from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Master Drawings New York, Driscoll | Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
Paper Power, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, Drawing Room, London, England
The Cone Family Legacy, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The Eclectic Eye: A Tribute to Duane Wilder, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2021      
Surrealism in American Art, Centre de la Vielle Charité, Marseille, France
Nasher Mixtape, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE - 2020 CE), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Vibrant: Artists Engage with Color, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Sweaty Concepts, Williams College Museum of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

2022      
Peter Marino Art Foundation, Southampton, NY
Useless Bodies?, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Drawing Matters, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Future Bodies from a Recent Past: Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
9th Street and Beyond: 70 Years of Women in Abstraction, Part 2: The Geometric, Hunter Dunbar Projects, New York, NY
New York: 1962-1964, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
A Gateway to Possible Worlds: Art and Science Fiction, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

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