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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 Ronchini Gallery, London, United Kingdom; “Synthetic Wonderland,” Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL; 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; and “Pain Management,” Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI.

Recent group exhibitions include "cart, horse, cart" (curated by Michael Goodson and Anna Stothart), Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY; “Double Edged: Geometric Abstraction Then and Now,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; “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; and “Painting/Object,” Library Street Collective, Los Angeles, CA.

Her work is included in many public and private collections including Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey Chrysler Museum of Art;, Norfolk, VA Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT; Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; MacArthur Foundation Collection, Chicago, IL; Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

She is the recipient of many awards, including Anonymous Was A Woman Award; 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.   

www.beverlyfishmanstudio.com