Biography

Biography blurb

Untitled (ADHD), 2018, Urethane paint on wood, 39 x 39 x 2 inches, 99.1 x 99.1 x 5.1 cm, MMG#30281

BEVERLY FISHMAN (b. 1955, Philadelphia, PA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1977 from Philadelphia College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980 from Yale University.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Chemical Sublime,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “T.N.N.,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; “DOSE” (curated by Nick Cave), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY; “Another Day in Paradise,” Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; “Pain Management,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Big Pharma,” Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH; “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health,” Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; “Living Networks,” Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI; “Focus: Beverly Fishman,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; “Artificial Paradise,” Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI; “Pill Spill,” Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; Galerie Richard, New York, NY; “Pharmako,” Galerie Richard, Paris, France; and “Pill Spill,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

Recent group exhibitions include “Grafik,” Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY; “Xeriscape - Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala Self and Wendy White,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Front International” (curated by Michelle Grabner), Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; “Public Matter,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; “Primary,” Korn Gallery, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ; “‘Spieltrieb’: Polly Apfelbaum, Beverly Fishman, Ryan Mrozowski, Kathleen Ryan,” Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; “Remains of the Days,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; “Paper,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “A Dazzling Decade,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; “The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; “She Rocks,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; “Sensuous/Pensive: At Odds and Overlapping” (curated by Donald Kuspit and Casey Gleghorn), Booth Gallery, New York, NY; “Painting/Object,” Library Street Collective, Los Angeles, CA; “Super Sketchy,” DCTV, New York, NY; “New Works by Daniel Brice, Tim Forcum, Beverly Fishman, Dion Johnson, Joe Lloyd, John Schlue, Christian Tedeschi, and Wayne White,” Western Project @ JAUS, Los Angeles, CA; “Going Big, Central Booking,” New York, NY; “Compendium,” The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; “The Brain, Sun Valley Center for the Arts,” Ketchum, ID; and “Post-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After,” David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Her work is included in many public and private collections including Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO; MacArthur Foundation Collection, Chicago, IL; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH; Queens College Art Collection, Queens, NY; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; United Nations Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey; United States Embassy, Burundi; United States Embassy, Mauritius; and University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

She is the recipient of many awards, including Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; Artist Space Exhibition Grant; and NEA Fellowship Grant, among others.

Fishman lives and works in Detroit, MI.