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Helène Aylon


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Elusive Silver: 1969–73, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2017
Afterword: For the Children, The Jerusalem Biennale, Hamachtarot Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Afterword: For the Children, Kniznick Gallery, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
2011
The Word of God: Helene Aylon: The Liberation of G-d and the Unmentionable, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Penn.
2007
The Gallery at the Gershman Y, Philadelphia
2001
My Marriage Bed, Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1995
Bridge of Knots, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif.
1989
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (with Christo)
1979
Formations, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
Formations Breaking, 112 Workshop, New York
1978
Formations, Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1976
Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Paintings That Change in Time, Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1975
Paintings That Change in Time, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York and Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York
1973
Tower Gallery, Southampton, New York
1972
Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1970
Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
By Any Means, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
2016
Impact! The Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, D.C. (works by Lifetime Achievement Awardees)
2013
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, SF MoMA at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
con(TEXT), Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, New Hampshire
2012
Matronita: Jewish Feminist Art, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, N.J.; Fisher Museum, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
2011
Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, N.J.
A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York
2009
Women in the Bible: Tricksters, Victors & (M)others, The Jewish Museum of Australia, St. Kilda (Melbourne), Australia
Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life, The Jewish Museum, New York
2008
Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
Remembrance: The Past is Present, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, Calif.
2007
Beste aller Frauen, Jüdisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Beste aller Frauen, Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2006
Earthly Concerns: Activist EcoArt, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco
The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2004
Łódź Biennale, Poland
2000
The American Century: Art and Culture 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Faith: The Impact of Judeo/Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
Friendships in Arcadia: Writers and Artists at Yaddo in the 90s, Art in General, New York
Friendships in Arcadia: Writers and Artists at Yaddo in the 90s, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y.
1999
Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Conn.
25/25, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
1998
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Wash.
1997
Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Rage/Resolution: From Family Violence to Healing in the Works of Israeli and American Women, Hebrew Union College, New York
1996
Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities, The Jewish Museum, New York; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
1994
Paintings in Transition (Helene Aylon, Dove Bradshaw, Jane Laudi), Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
Artists Select II, Artists Space, New York
1993
Songs of Retribution, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York (curated by Nancy Spero)
1992
Art in the Anchorage 9 (Earth Ambulance), Creative Time, New York
1991
Burning in Hell, Franklin Furnace, New York (curated by Nancy Spero)
1989
National and International Studio Program Exhibition, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, N.Y.
Connection Project/Conexus, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo, Brazil
1988
Connection Project/Conexus, Southeastern Massachusetts Art Gallery, Dartmouth, Mass.
1987
Connection Project/Conexus, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York
1978
Nine Artists’ Books, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Nova Scotia; University of California, Irvine; University of California, San Diego; Oberlin Art Museum, Ohio
1976
Dart Gallery, Chicago
1975
Six Painters Six Attitudes, Oakland Museum, Oakland, Calif.
1972
Soho Scene, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, N.Y.
1971
Lyrical Abstraction, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Four Painters, Hathorn Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Seasons Highlights, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
Lyrical Abstraction, Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia
The Members Gallery, Abright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
1970
Two Generations of Color Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Lyrical Abstraction, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.
Group 70, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American University Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Jewish Museum of Australia, St. Kilda (Melbourne), Australia
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Whitney Museum of America Art, New York


COMMISSIONS


1966
Ruach, Chapel Library, JFK Airport, Jamaica, N.Y. (mural)
1968
New York University Medical Center (mural)
1978
San Francisco International Airport (purchase award)


READINGS, PRESENTATIONS, INSTALLATIONS, PERFORMANCES


2012
Helene Aylon: Whatever Is Contained, Must Be Released, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Visual Art, Brooklyn, Museum; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. (reading)
2004
My Wailing Wall, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1999
Breaking Twenty Years Later (performance), Whitney Museum of American Art
1995
Two sacs en route, Times Square, New York (video installation)
1994
Bridge of Knots, Harn Museum, Gainesville, Florida (installation)
1993
Bridge of Knots, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tenn. (installation)


HONORS AND AWARDS

2016
Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award
2014
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2013
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2007
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2001
New York State Council on the Arts Grant
2000
Yaddo-MacArthur Annual Award for Residency Sponsorship
1999
Yaddo-Philip Morris Award for “an artist who extends the boundaries of art”
1996
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1995
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1993
Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
1990
Gottlieb Foundation for Painting and Sculpture
1988
Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
1981
National Endowment for the Arts (individual artist grant)
New York Foundation for the Arts
1973
National Endowment for the Arts (individual artist grant)
2001
New York State Council on the Arts Grant
2001
New York State Council on the Arts Grant