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handmade abaca paper
Arlene Shechet lives and works in New York City. She was the recipient of a John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and has received three separate Artist
Fellowship Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as a National Endowment
for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. In September 2009 she will open a solo show at the F.Y. Tang
Museum in Saratoga Springs curated by Ian Berry. She is represented in New York City by Jack
Shainman Gallery and in Santa Monica by Shoshana Wayne Gallery. In addition to exhibiting
both nationally and internationally, her work is in numerous public collections, including the
Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art. Her last series of handmade paper works was the subject of a cover story in Art on Paper
written by artist Kiki Smith. Her most recent New York City exhibition was given rave reviews.
Roberta Smith of the New York Times called the show “inspiring” and the work “terrific, full of
references yet almost debt-free.” Shechet holds a BA from New York University and an MFA
from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Minimum Bid: $800