Alice Aycock

RECENT, CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Most recently, “Untitled Delight (Wavy Enneper)”, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings was on view at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin, as well as a two-person show with E.V. Day at Salomon Contemporary, NYC.

A reconstruction of “A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels”
from 1975 is currently sited at Omi International Arts Center, in Ghent, NY.

In 2013 there will be a retrospective of her drawings at the new Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York coinciding with the Grey Art Gallery in New York City. The retrospective will then travel to the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2014.

Recent museum acquisitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.

A group exhibition, “Ends of the Earth: Art of the Land to 1974” will open in April 2012 at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

A permanent public artwork will be completed in 2011 at the Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C, as well as a permanent interior work for Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

112 on 112: A Nexus of Ideas in the Early 70’s
January 12th-February 19th, 2011
Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

Seven Artists Inspired by Hannukah
November 19th, 2010-January 30th, 2011
The Jewish museum, New York, NY

I Am the Cosmos
December 12th, 2010-May 29th, 2011
New Jersey state museum, Trenton, NJ

January White Sale
January 13th-February 12th, 2011
Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

ISOLE MAI TROVATE/ ISLANDS NEVER FOUND
Traveling show- March-June 2010 Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy;
June-November 2010 The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece;
December 2010-March 2011 Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France

ALICE AYCOCK : The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge
June 11th-July 31st, 2010
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

5+5: New Perspectives
Opening June 5th 2010
Storm King Art Center , Mountainville, NY

Sand/Fans
Special Projects: Art Dubai 2010,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We are currently working on a Catalog Raisonné to be published
in connection with a major drawings retrospective at The Grey Art Gallery at New York University and the Parrish Art Museum in 2012.

MAJOR LARGE SCALE WORKS / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Retrospective of Drawings by Alice Aycock, organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY and in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany Acclerations, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
Sculpture for Montbello Recreation Center, Montbello, Colorado
Sand/Fans, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2009
Entangling/Disentangling Space, Elizabeth Hall, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
A Startling Whirlwind of Opportunity, Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Alice Aycock: Sculptures and Drawings, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Some Night Action, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, NY
2008
Whirls and Twirls and a Vortex on Water, Central Broward Regional Park, Broward County, Florida
Sand/Fans, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, NY
On the Interaction of Particles of Thought, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Connecticut

2007
Strange Attracter for Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport
Ghost Ballet for East Bank Machineworks, Nashville, Tennessee
The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations, Clayton, Missouri
A Little Cosmic Rhythm, 654 Madison Avenue, New York City
2005
Starsifter Galaxy NGC 4314, Ramapo College of New Jersey: Sports and Recreation Center, Mahwah, New Jersey
2004
Over, Portico sculpture for General Services Administration Fallon Building, Baltimore, Maryland
2003
Dallas Dahlia, New Dallas Police Headquarters, Dallas, Texas.
Spindizzy, Rowland State Government Center, Waterbury, Connecticut
2002
Maze 2000, University of South Florida’s Psychology/CSD Building, Tampa, Florida
2001
What the Traveler Needs to Know for Mechanical Operations on the Stars, Philadelphia International Airport, US Airways Terminal F, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ephemera, Etc, Part 1: The Talking Hands, Principality of Monaco Sculpture Garden
1998
The Star Sifter, the Rotunda at Terminal One, JFK International Airport Jamaica, New York
The Juggler of Memories, John Weber Gallery, New York City
1997
Tuning Fork Oracle, Center for the Arts and Planning, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fantasy Sculpture for the Orchard, Kunst in Kattenbroek, Amersfoortse Culturele Raad, The Netherlands
Waltzing Matilda, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
1996
Some Stories Are Worth Repeating: Projects 1973-1995, Retrospective, Drawings and Models, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Project for East Lobby Ballroom: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California
San Francisco Main Library: Functional and Fantasy Stair and Cyclone Fragment, San Francisco, California
1995
East River Roundabout, Project for 60th Street East River Pavilion, New York City, New York
New Work, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1993
This Is An Endless Tale…., Sculpture and Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Sean Kelley Studio, Kansas City, Missouri
Waterworks Installation, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
1992
Project for the 107th Police Precinct, Queens, New York, Rooftop installation
Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1991
Alice Aycock: Zeichnungen, Galerie Grita Insam, Wien, Austria
1990/1992
Tree of Life Fantasy: Synopsis of the Book of Questions Concerning the World Order and/or the Order of Worlds, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, originally built for Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Selected Drawings by Alice Aycock, Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1990
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Complex Visions: Sculpture and Drawings, a Retrospective, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Drawings & Sculpture, Insam Gleicher Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1989
Impossibilism, City Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
The Islands of the Moons and Suns, J. Robert Orton and Ming Murray Sculpture Garden, La Jolla, California
1988
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Universe Wheel, State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
1987,1990
Three-Fold Manifestation II, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, originally installed at Doris Freedman Plaza, New York City, Gallerie Walter Storms, Munich, West Germany
The Six Of Pentacles: To Know All Manner Of Things, Kunstforum, Munich, West Germany
The Islands Of The Rose Apple Tree Surrounded By The Oceans Of The World For You, My Darling, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
1986
Sitings, Threefold Manifestation I, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
John Weber Gallery, New York City
The Tower Of Babel, Bushnami Sculpture Garden, Texas
1985
The Chart of Magnetic Forces, Humanic Corporation Artists Residency Program, Graz, Austria
Alice Aycock, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
New Drawings, Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Alice Aycock, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Alice Aycock, selected drawings and sculptures, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resource and Response, The Machine That Makes The World, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska; Catalogue Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Three New Sculptures, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Great God Pan from the series entitled The Machine That Makes The World, subtitled Pie In The Sky, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland
The House Of Stoics, Environment and Sculpture, The International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium, Lake Biwa, Japan
The Hundred Small Rooms, Bayou Show, The Houston Festival, Houston Texas (Reinstalled at Laumier Sculpture Park, St Louis, Missouri, 1986)
1983-84
Retrospective of Projects and Ideas 1972-1983, The Thousand And One Nights In The Mansion Of Bliss, Part II, The Fortress Of Utopia, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, travelling: Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Sculpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; The Hague Municipal Museum, The Hague, Holland; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland (with catalogue); Stuttgart, Germany
1983
The Nets Of Solomon, Phase II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Thousand And One Nights In The Mansion Of Bliss, Protetch McNeil Gallery, New York City
Klein Gallery, Chicago Illinois
The Solar Wind, from the series entitled A Theory Of Universal Causality (Time /CreationMachines), Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia
1982
A Theory For Universal Causality (Time/Creation Machines), Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projects and Proposals, McIntosh/Drysdale
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City
The Miraculating Machine In The Garden (Tower Of The Winds), Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Nets Of Solomon, permanent installations at Fattoria de Pistoria, Italy
Hoodo (Laura) Vertical and Horizontal Cross Sections Of Ether Wind, The Atrium Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1981
The Savage Sparkler, State University of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City
Drawings, Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy
1980
The Rotary Lightning Express, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
Collected Ghost Stories From The Workhouse, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
The Game of Flyers, Washington Public Arts, Washington D.C.
The Large Scale Dis/Integration Of Micro-Electronic Memories, Battery Park City Landfill, New York City
Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington D.C.
1979
Explanation, An, Of Spring And The Weight Of Air, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Studies In Mesmerism, University Gallery, Amherst, Massachussettes
How To Catch And Manufacture Ghosts, and The Machine That Makes The World, John Weber Gallery, New York City
The Central Machine, Machinations, Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington D.C.
Flights Of Fancy, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1978
History Of Beautiful May Rose Garden In The Month of January, Project for PCA 4, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pa
The Happy Birthday Coronation Piece, Projects and Proposals, Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts, Allentown, Pennsylvania,
The Angels Continue Turning The Wheels Of The Universe Despite Their Ugly Souls…, Salvatore Ala, Milan, Italy
On The Eve Of The Industrial Revolution, a City Engaged In the Production of False Miracles, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
The Sign On The Door Read The Sign On The Door…, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
Untitled (Medieval Wheel House) and Untitled (Ramp Sculpture), John Weber Gallery, New York City
A Precarious Method For Attacking An Enemy Fortress, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
1977
The True And The False Project Entitled, The World Is So Full Of A Number Of Things, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City
Studies For A Town, Project Room, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1976
Wooden Shacks On Stilts With Platform, Hartford Art School, Connecticut
Circular Building With Narrow Ledges For Walking, Fry Farm, Silver Springs, Pennsylvania
1974
Williams College Project, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City
Walled Trench/ Earth Platform/Center Pit, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania
Simple Network of Underground Wells And Tunnels, Projects inNature, Merriewold West, Far Hills, New Jersey
1973
Low Building With Dirt Roof (For Mary), Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania
1972
Maze, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, Pennsylvania
1971
Sun/Glass, Fry Farm, Silver Springs, Pennsylvania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
112 on 112: A Nexus of Ideas in the Early 70’s, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
Seven Artists Inspired by Hannukah, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
I Am the Cosmos, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Art Basel, Switzerland
Paper, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Artists at Max’s Kansas City 1965-1974: Hetero-holics and Some Women Too, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
5+5: New Perspectives, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum. New York, NY
Frederic Snitzer, Armory Show, New York, NY
Isole Mai Trovate/ Islands Never Found, traveling show- March-June 2010 Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy; June-November 2010 The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; December 2010-March 2011 Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France
2009
Abstraction for Everyday Life, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Frederic Snitzer, Art Basel, Miami, FL
Four at the Start: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, George Trakas, Jackie Winsor, Curated by Alice Aycock, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, NY
Sites, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2008
Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Cycling Apparati, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
More Than This, Elie Tahari, Hamptons, NY
Excavations, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
2005
North Fork- South Fork: East End Art Now, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2004
The Modernist Debate: American Artistic Discourse, 1955-1975, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (traveling show)
2003
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
2000
In Process: Photographs From the 60’s and 70’s, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York City
1996-1998
Large Scale Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1996
Trilogy Art-Nature-Science Kunsthallen Brandts Klaidefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Art at the End of the 20th Century, Selections from the Whitney Museum of Art, National Gallery, Athens

1993
Different Natures, La Defense, Paris; traveling to La Virreina: Barcelona, Spain
1992
Volume 6: Contemporary Sculptors, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
1991-92
Schwerlos, Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Berlin, Germany. Catalogue
1991
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Enclosures and Encounters: Architectural Aspects of Recent Sculpture, Storm King Art Center; Mountainville, New York
1990
Technological Muse, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
10 Projects pour Alsace, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
1989
Encore, Celebrating Fifty Years, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Making Their Mark, traveling exhibition to Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Pennsylvania Art Academy, Pennsylvania, Catalogue
1988
Alice Aycock, Daniel Buren, Hamish Fulton, Marco Gastini, Jack Goldstein, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, John Weber Gallery, New York City
1987
Sculpture of the Eighties, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York
New Acquisitions, John Bergerrun Gallery, San Francisco, California
Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany. Catalogue
Contemporary Art Center, Fata Morgana, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fringe Pattern, Universal Stirrer, Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Cooper Union, New York City
L’Etat des Choses 2, Kunstmuseum, Luzern Switzerland
Eccentric Machines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1986
An American Renaissance: Painting and “Sculpture Since 1940, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sitings, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California. Catalogue
1985
Rethinking the Avant-Garde The Katonah Gallery, New York City. Catalogue
Modern Machines, Recent Kinetic Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York City. Catalogue
On Drawing Aspects of Drawing, (traveling exhibition), Frankfurter Kunsteverin, Germany. Catalogue
Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Triennale Di Milano, Viale Alemagna, Milano, Italy. Catalogue
Art and The Environment, Lever House, New York City
1984
• Metamanhattan, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York City
• Cosmic Images in the Art of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Time-4th Dimension in the Visual Arts, Societe Des Expositions, Due Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; catalogue; traveling to Bordeaux (CAPC), Geneva (Raith Museum), Vienna (Museum of Modern Art), and London (Barbican Center)
• Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-1984, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Catalogue
1983
Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York City
The St. Gall Pantomime, Het Idee Van De Stad, Kunst Actua liteiten Arnhem, Holland. Catalogue
The Leonardo Swirl II, Biennale 17, Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
ARS 83, The Art Museum of the Atheneum, Helsinki, Finland
Cosmic Images In 20th Century Art, Staatliche Kunstalle, Baden-Baden, BadenWurttemberg, Germany
1982
Past-Present-Future, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1981
Mock Suns And Halos ‘Round The Moon, Machineworks, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Catalogue
The Miraculating Machine: The Charmed Circle, Myth & Ritual, Kunsthuas, Zurich, Switzerland. Catalogue.
Collaboration: Artists and Architects, New York Historical Society, New York City. Book edited by Barbaralee Diamonstein
Whitney Biennial-1981, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Natur- Skulptur, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany. Catalogue
Hoodo (Laura) Vertical And Horizontal Cross Sections Of Ether Wind, Metaphor, New Projects By Contemporary Sculptors, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture, Washington D.C.
1980
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, 39th Venice Biennale 1980, United States Pavilion, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
American Drawing in Black & White: 1970-1980, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Ghosts, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California,
Projects: Architectural Sculpture, organized by the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1979
Whitney Biennial 1979, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
The Decade in Review, Whitney Museum of American Art,
Contemporary Sculpture, Selections from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
1978
Untitled Shanty, Architectural Analogues, Downtown Branch, Whitney Museum, New York City
The Angels Continue Turning The Wheels Of The Universe: Part II, Made by Sculptors, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Untitled, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
A Great Big Drawing Show, Institute of Art & Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York
1977
Project entitled The Beginnings Of A Complex…, For Documenta, “Documenta 6”, Kassel, Germany
Project entitled The Beginnings Of A Complex…, Excerpt Shaft #4/Five Walls, Art Park, Lewiston, New York
1976
Wooden Posts Surrounded By Fire Pits, Sculpture Sited, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York
1975
Simple Network Of Underground Wells And Tunnels, Projects in Nature, Merriwold, Far Hills, NJ.
Scaffolding, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City
1974
C. 7500, organized by Lucy Lippard, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California; traveling: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Projeckt ’74, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; traveling: Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, Massachusetts; 48 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London; A.I.R. Gallery, New York City; And/Or Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Interventions in Landscape, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1972
Untitled V, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Communications, Inhibodress Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1971
26 Contemporary Women Artists, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City

FILMS
2005
Imagining America, Icons of 20th Century American Art, MUSE Film and Television Inc.,
1979
Fourteen Americans: Directions of the 1970’s, Blackwood Films, New York

ARTICLES

Crary, Jonathan, “Projects in Nature”, Arts Magazine, December 1975
Glueck, Grace, “A Sculptor Whose Imagery is Encyclopedic”, The New York Times, August 15, 1990
Jones, K. Marriott, “Alice Aycock: John Weber Gallery,” Artforum, Summer, 1993
Kamin Rapaport, Brooke, “Alice Aycock, Public Artist”, Sculpture, December 2003
Kimmelman, Michael, “Alice Aycock’s Mighty Sculpture”, The New York Times, July 6th, 1990
Kuspit, Donald, “Aycock’s Dream Houses”, Art in America, September 1980
Kwinter, Sanford, “Alice Aycock at John Weber”, Art in America, April 1983
Larson, Kay, “Alice In Duchamp-Land”, New York Times, May 25, 1981
Larson, Kay “The See of Knowledge”, New York Magazine, July 30 1990
Lippard, Lucy, “Complexes: Sculpture In Nature”, Art in America, January/February 1979
Morgan, Stuart, “Machine Works”, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art”, Artforum, Summer 1981
Morris, Robert, “Aligned With the Nazca”, Artforum, October 1975
Phillips, Patricia, “Alice Aycock; Storm King Art Center”, Artforum International, October, 1990
Price, Aimee Brown, “A Conversation with Alice Aycock”, Architectural Digest, April 1983
Stevens, Mark, “Shifting Shapes of Sculpture”, Newsweek, November 22, 1982
Scheffield, Margaret, “Mystery under Construction”, Artforum, September 1977
Tomkins, Calvin, “After the Towers: Nine Artists Imagine a Memorial”, The New Yorker, July 15, 2002
Van Damme, Leo, “Alice A. in Wonderland, The Investigations of Alice Aycock”, Arte Factum, March 1984, Belgium
Yanagi, Masahiko, “Alice in Magic Land, and Interview with Alice Aycock” by Masahiko Yanagi” MIZUE, Autumn, 1990

Books

Archer, Michael, Art Since 1960, World of Art, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, Aycock, Alice, “Project Entitled, ‘The Beginnings of A Complex…’ (1976-1977): Notes, Drawings, Photographs”, Lapp Princess Press, Ltd. In association with Printed Matter, Inc., 1977
Boettger, Suzaan, Earthworks: Art and Landscape of the Sixties, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles
Collette Garrard, L’idée de nature dans l’art contemporain, Flammarion, Paris, 1993
Davies, Hugh and Onorato, Ronald, Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, D.A.P
Diamonstein, Barbaralee, editor, Artists and Architects Collaboration, Whitney Library of Design, Watson-Guptill Publications, NY, 1981
Eshoo, Amy (ed.), 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, Fifth Floor Foundation, New York, in association with Yale University Press
Graficas Vernetta (Pub.), History and Nature: The Gori Collection, Fattoria di Celle, IVAM Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Italy, 2003
Hobbs, Robert. Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects, M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005 (hardcover monograph)
Fineberg, Jonathan, Art Since 1940, Strategies Of Being, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York City, 1995
Fineberg, Jonathan, Art Since 1945, Prentice-Hall, 1994
Foster, Hal, editor, The Anti-Aesthetic, Essays on Postmodern Culture, Bay Press, Washington, 1983
Lippard, Lucy, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966-72, Praeger, New York, 1972
Lippard, Lucy, From the Center, Feminist Essays on Women’s Art, E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., New York, 1976
Lippard, Lucy, Overlay, Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Pantheon Books, New York, 1983
Lucie-Smith, Edward, Art in The Seventies, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1980
Robins, Corinne, The Pluralist Era, American Art 1968-1981, Harper and Row, New York, 1984
Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy, “Public Art”, Encyclopedia of Architecture, vol. 4, Wilkes, Joseph A., ed., John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Sky, Allison and Stone, Michelle, Unbuilt American, Forgotten Architecture In The United States from Thomas Jefferson The Space Age, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1976
Sondheim, Alan, editor, Individuals: Post-Movement Art in America, Work 1972- 1974″, by Alice Aycock
Sonfist, Alan, editor, Art in The Land, A Critical Anthology of Environmental Art, E.P. Dutton, Inc., New York
Stiles, Kristine and Selz, Peter, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, University of California Press, California Tiberghien, Gilles A. Nature, Art, Paysage, Actes Sud/ Ecole Nationale Superieure Du Paysage/Centre Du Paysage, Arles, France, 2001
Wines, James, De-Architecture, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 1987
Alice Aycock was born in Harrisburg, PA. She received a B.A. from Douglass
College and an M.A. from Hunter College. She was represented by the John Weber
Gallery in New York City from 1976 through 2001 and has exhibited in major
museums and galleries nationally as well as Europe and Japan. Currently she is
represented by Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin. Her works can be found in the
collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American
Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, LA County Museum, and the
National Gallery. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII in
Kassel, Germany and the Whitney Biennial in NYC.

She has had two major retrospectives. The first surveyed her work between
1972 and 1983, organized by the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, and
the other retrospective entitled “Complex Visions” was organized by the Storm
King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. In 2012 there will be a retrospective of her
drawings at the new Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York coinciding
with the Grey Art Gallery in New York City. Currently her work is being exhibited in
“Islands Never Found”, an exhibition traveling through Europe.

Alice’s early public works are land pieces that involve reshaping the earth
such as A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Low Building With
Dirt Roof (For Mary), and the Williams College Project, all situated on farms in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts While these pieces have become
subjected to the weather and are no longer there, she has continuously worked on
outdoor pieces and installations that are permanently sited in public and private
places. A long list of these pieces includes: The Solar Wind, in Salem, VA, The
House Of Stoics, in Lake Biwa, Japan, The Tower Of Babel, in Buhsnami Sculpture
Garden near Houston, Texas, The Island of the Moons and Suns, Robert Orton’s
sculpture garden in La Jolla, CA, Fantasy Sculpture II, at the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust,
Including Writing Not Yet Printed, at the entrance to the Engineering Department,
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Alice Aycock’s public sculptures can be
found in many major cities in the U.S. Some of her public commissions include a
roof top sculpture for the 107th Police Precinct House in Queens, New York in
collaboration with the architects Perkins, Eastman and a Waterworks installation
built adjacent to a new Medical Facility at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

In collaboration with Nicholas Quennell of the landscape firm of Quennell
Rothschild Associates and HOK/TCA, Associated Architects for the New York
Hospital, she designed a sculptural roof installation, East River Roundabout, for the
new East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street in New York City. In 1996 she
inaugurated a new work for the New San Francisco Public Library – a functional and
fantasy spiral stairs and a suspended “Cyclone Fragment”. The work required close
collaboration with the library’s principal architect James Ingo Freed of Pei, Cobb,
Freed and Partners. Concurrently, she opened a new suspended sculpture for the
Sacramento Convention Center in California. This work is approximately 200 feet
long and showcases suspended moving parts. Tuning Fork Oracle, a marble table
assemblage for the courtyard of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also completed an outdoor sculpture for the new
town of Kattenbroek in the Netherlands and The Star Sifter, a large architectural
sculpture for the rotunda of the new Terminal One at JFK International Airport.

Ms. Aycock installed a suspended work for the Philadelphia International
Airport, US Airways; Terminal F. She completed an outdoor work for the University
of South Florida, Tampa, and she installed a time-keeping courtyard sculpture for
the new Police Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. In the summer of 2003 she installed
a suspended sculpture for the Rowland State Government Center in Waterbury,
Connecticut. Alice’s recent projects include the completion of a GSA commission
for the entrance to the Fallon Building in the City of Baltimore, Maryland, and an
indoor motorized sculpture for Ohio University’s new Putnam Hall in Athens, Ohio.
In 2005 she installed a suspended work for the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation
Center, Ramapo College in Ramapo, New Jersey. Projects completed in 2007
include Strange Attractor for Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport Long
Term Parking Facility, Missouri; Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks,
Nashville, Tennessee and The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations for the
Center of Clayton, Missouri. In 2008 she installed On the Interaction of Particles
of Thought, a suspended sculpture for the new Library at Tunxis Community
College in Farmington, Connecticut and a floating pool sculpture for the new
Central Broward Regional Park County, Florida. An outdoor sculpture for the
Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville was built
in the summer of 2009 as well as a new work for Weber State University, Utah,
titled,Entangling/Disentangling Space.

In the summer of 2000 she constructed a new work for an exhibition of
American Sculpture of the 20th century for the Principality of Monaco in Monte
Carlo. In September of 2005 the MIT Press published the artist’s first hardcover
monograph, entitled Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects, authored by Robert
Hobbs. In 2008-9, the Museum of Modern Art exhibited her sculpture “Studies for
a Town” as part of their permanent collection; the Whitney Museum of American
Art exhibited her sculpture in the exhibition “Sites”. In 2009 she had a solo
exhibition at the Salomon Contemporary Warehouse in Easthampton and at the
Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. She also had a solo exhibition at Galerie Thomas
Schulte in Berlin in 2010. Alice has been a member of the New York City Design
Commission since 2003 and she has also been appointed to the GSA’s National
Register of Peer Professionals. She received the Americans for the Arts Public Art
Award in 2008 for “Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks” in Nashville,
Tennessee. She has taught at numerous colleges and universities including Yale
University (1988-92) and as the Director of Graduate Sculpture Studies (1991-92).
She has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 1991.