Peggy Cyphers
"Swarm" 2008
acrylic, gold leaf & sand
68 x 48"


Awards & Residencies

2008 Beijing Artists Residency, Tilton Gallery’s Tong Xian Art Center, China
2002 Santa Fe Art Institute, 9/11 Residency, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001 Pratt Institute Faculty Fund Award
2000 International Studio Program Residency, New York
1998 ArtOmi Studio residency, Omi, New York
1997 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Award in Painting
1996 Pratt Institute Faculty Fund Award
1995 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia
1994 Yaddo Artists Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
1992 Triangle Artists Workshop, Pine Planes, NY
1991 National Studio Award, Clocktower,P.S.1, New York
1989 National Endowment for the Arts, Award in Painting
1987 Igor Foundation Award, Award in Painting


One Person Exhibitions

2009 “Animal Spirits,” Creon Gallery, NYC
2007 “Star Nebulae” Pool Art Fair, Miami, FL
2005 “Field/City,” Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
2003 “Paintings & Digial Clones,” Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
2003 A R T , New York, NY
2000 Eckert Fine Art, Naples, FL
1999 “Conversation Exhibition,” Art Resources Transfer, NY
1998 “Paintings 1995-98,” E,M. Donahue Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
1997 “Future Byzantium,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue)
1996 Ben Shahn Gallery, W. Paterson College, NJ
1996 Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 Towson University Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md
1995 E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
1994 “Botanicals,” Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
1994 “Paintings,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
1993 “Botanical Monoprints,”Frankel Nathanson Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
1993 “Lexicons of Paradise,”E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York
1993 “Lexicons of Paradise,” New York Academy of Sciences, New York
1992 “Paradise,”Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
1991 “Paradisiacal Lexicon,” E. M. Donahue, New York
1991 Bannister Gallery,Rhode Island College, Rhode Island
1990 E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York (catalogue)
1989 Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
1988 “Biological Impressionism,” E.M. Donahue, New York (cata)
1987 “Natural Selection,” Ground Zero, New York
1986 “Recent Paintings,” Limbo Gallery, New York
1985 “Modern Fossils,” Khiva Gallery, San Francisco
1984 “Modern Fossils,” M-13 Gallery, New York
1984 “Modern Fossils,” Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY


Group Exhibitions

2009 “Slow News International,” Art Under the Garage, Honolulu, HA
2008 “Fundamental Abstraction,” Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 “Entropic Renovators,” Broadthinking, Art Now Fair, NYC
2008 :Cosmological Map”, Broadthinking, ABC No Rio, NYC
2007 Pierogi Flat File Show,” Pocket Utopia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 “HOWL., Bowery Poetry Club, NYC
2007 “Sensing Peace,”Benefit Event, Pier 23, San Francisco, Ca
2007 “Broadthinking,” Silent Space Gallery, Kingston, NY (traveling)
2007 “Affordable Art Fair,” Bryant St. Gallery booth, NYC
2006 “Aids Benefit,” Sikkema Gallery, New York
2006 “December Group.”Leslie Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “Mixdtrix,” Thompkins Square Library Gallery, New York
2006 Silent Space Gallery, Kingston, NY
2006 “Faculty Exhibition,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Benefit,” AIR Gallery, Newyork, NY
2005 “ABC NoRio Benefit, Deitch Projects, NYC
2005 “East Village,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
2005 “Crossing Disciplines - Drawing” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Yaddo Benefit Exhibition & Auction, NY
2004 “Girls & Guns,” The Proposition, NY
2004 “Howl,” Benefit , Sorensin Foundation, NY
2003 “Wandering Library,” Jewish Museum, Venice, Italy (traveling)
2003 “Genetic Expressions: Art After DNA,” Heckscher Museum, Huntington,NY
2003 “Howl,” Orinsin Foundation, NY
2002 “Reactions,” Exit Art, NYC
2002 “Cubarism,”Gallery X, S. Bronx, New York
2002 Yaddo Auction, NYC
2002 Chicago Art Fair, Chicago
2001 “Yaddo Variations,” NYC
2001 “Ground Zero,” Gallery X, S. Bronx
2001 “Ground Zero”,”Max Fish, New York
2001 “Gallery Group,”Donahue Sosinski Gallery, New York
2001 “Chromatic Cryptology,” Tribes Gallery, New York
2000 International Studio Program, New York
2000 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2000 “Postcards from the Edge,” Andrew Krebs Gallery, New York
2000 “ArtWalk,” studio tour, Coalition for the Homeless,New York
2000 “Choices, Painting,” Donahue Sosinski Gallery, New York
2000 International Artists’ Museum, New York
1999 “Wildflower,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (catalogue)
“Artwalk,” Coalition for the Homeless, New York
“East Village Revival,” Cortland Jessup Gallery, NYC
“Group,”Art Resources Transfer
“Land of 1000 Galleries - East Village,”cur: Gracie Mansion, Life Cafe, NY
1998 “Absolute Secret”,McKee Gallery, New York
“Women Artists in Vogel Collection”, National Gallery of Art, Washington., D.C.
“Tribute to Tibet”, Donahue Sosinski Gallery, New York
“Group,” Art Resources Transfer
1997 “Drawings,”M 13 Gallery, New York
“Ten Views”, AAA Gallery, New York
“Anniversary Show”, AIR Gallery, New York
“Artwalk”, New York
1996 Cologne Art Fair, Cologne,Germany
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
“Prints from Solo Impressions”, National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Washington D.C.
“Artwalk “, New York
“New York”, Andrea Pintsch, Munich, Germany
“Photographism in Painting”, Pratt Manhattan & Schaffler Galleries, N Y (cata)
“Graphics from Solo Impression”, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N Y
“Artist as Curator, Curator as Artist,” Bergen Museum of Art & Science, NJ (cata)
1995 “Summer Group,” Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
“Pulp Fiction”, Gallery A, Chicago
“Semaphore - Placing the Mark,” Art Initiatives, New York.
“Reinventing the Emblem”, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT “Celestial to Earthly,”cur: J. Schneider, U.of Wisconsin at LaCrosse
1994 “100 Hearts”, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
“Flooded Camera,” cur: by S. Joelson, The Workspace, New York
“Invitational,” Hunter College, New York
“Prints, Solo Impressions,” College of Wooster Art Museum, Ohio (catalogue)
“Chicago Art Fair,”with Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
“A World of Maps,” Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska (catalogue)
“Blast Benefit,” TZ’Art & Co., New York
“Bennington College Benefit Auction,” Matthew Marks, New York
1993 “Bomb Magazine Benefit Auction,” Fawbush Gallery, New York
“Promotional Copy,” Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York
“Scratching the Surface,” cur: Stuart Anthony, Colgate University,Hamilton, NY
“Animal Kingdom,” Champion International, Stamford, CT
“Paper Trails: Eidetic Image,” Krannert Art Museum, Champaign (catalogue)
“Songs of Retribution,” cur: Nancy Spero, Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC
“Mating Instinct,” Penine Hart Gallery, New York
“Malta’s Cradle, Reflections on the Abyss of Time,” Solo Impressions, NY
1992 “Artful Nature,” Evanston Art Center, Chicago (brochure)
“Group,” Anandale-on-Hudson, NY
“Wounded Healer,” E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York
“Process as Issue,” College of New Rochelle, cur:Arlyne Bayer,New York
“Nature of Science,” Pratt Manhattan and Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn,NY
“Transmodern,” Baumgardner Gallery, cur:J.W. Mahoney, Wash,D.C.
“Consumption of Paradise, Elise Mott Ives Gallery cur:Paul Bridgewater, NY
“14th Annual Benefit, Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
“1992 Chicago International Art Fair, Solo Press & Betsy Rosenfield Gallery,Chicago
“Group,”David Beitzel Gallery, New York
“The Retangled Bank,” E.M. Donahue Gallery, cur: Frank Gillette, NYC
“Studio Program Exhibition,” P.S.1, New York
“Blast Benefit Auction,” New York
“Points of View: 11 New York Artists,” cur: E. Ginsburg, Eastern Montana College,Gallery, Billings, MT
“Ornament,” John Post Lee Gallery, NYC
1991 “Abstract Information,” cur: Ellen Handy, Sacred Heart U., CT (cata)
“Bion,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Fair, Solo Press and Betsy Rosenfield booths
“New Generations:New York,” Carnegie Institute Gallery, Pittsburgh( cata)
“Hot of the Press,” Voorhees Zimmerly Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
“Monotypes,” Graham Modern, New York
“13th Annual Benefit,” Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
“Prints,” Peyton Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
“Blast Benefit,” cur: Jordan Crandall, NY (catalogue)
1990 “Three Person Group,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galerie Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Natural History Recreated,” cur: E Levy, Center for Photography,Woodstock, NY
“Collage,” Henry Feiwell, New York
“Change of Decade,” E.M. Donahue Gallery, NYC
1989 “Climate 89, “E.M. Donahue, NYC
Sydney Peyton Gallery, Denver, CO
1988 Mincher Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
“EV” Nancy Bratton Gallery, NYC
1987 “East Village,” cur: Baird Jones, Stamford Museum, CT
Center for Contemporay Art, Chicago, IL
“Recent Painting”, cur: Mia Feroletto, Hudson River Museum, NY
1986 “East Village Ladies Salute the South Bronx,” Fashion Moda, New York
“Artistic License,” cur: David Ebony, Gallery New York, NY
“Small Scale Abstraction,” Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY
Sales Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
“Illuminations, the Art of Our Future,” Art and Industry, NYC
Summer Show, E.M. Donahue, NYC
“Invitational,” Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY (catalogue)
Khiva Gallery, San Francisco
“The Artist as Theatre,” Limbo Gallery, NY
“Acquisitions Since, 1980,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
“Text/Texture,” Ground Zero, NY
1985 “Avenue C by the Sea,”Tower Gallery, Southhampton, NY
“A Summer Place,” cur:David Ebony, Sarah Y. Rentschler, NY
“The Non-Objective World 1985,” cur: S. Westfall, Kamikaze, NeYork
“Abstract Painting,” Wolff Gallery, New York
“Prints February 1985,” curated by M. Manning, Phenix City Gallery, NY
“Primal Elements,” M-13 Gallery, New York
1984 “Amore Store,” Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
“Chill-Out New York,” cur: S Kaplan, Kenkeliba, NY
“Abstract Painting,” cur: P.Jensen, Susan Montezino Gallery, Phila, PA
“Spititual Abstraction,” Nohra Haime Gallery, NY
“Artschwager, Benglis, Cyphers, Halley, Obering, Parker, Christminster Fine Art,
1983 “Amore Store,” Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
“Terminal Show,” Army Terminal Building, Brooklyn
“3-D Photographs”, Herman Wunsche, Bonn, Germany
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
3-D Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York
Ceramic Forms in Art, Zim-Lerner, New York
Recent Acquisitions, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1982 “Anti-Apocalypse: Artist Respond to Nuclear Peril,” Ben Shahn Galleries, Will. Paterson College, NJ
“Energism, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Soho Center for Visual Arts, NYC
“Critical Perspectives,” P.S.1, Long Island City
1981 “First Energist Drawing Show,”cur: R. Cohen, Stefanotti Gallery, NY

Selected Bibliography

Smart, Paul, “Drawn by the Dark, Reaching Toward the Light, Woodstock Times, 12/24/08
Baker, Kenneth, “Fundamental Abstraction”San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2008.
Daniels, Demetria, “Entropic Renovators,” Big Apple News, Spring 2008.
Smart, Paul, “Broad Strokes,” Broad Thinking Show review, Ulster Press, Aug 2007
Valdez, Sarah, “Peggy Cyphers”, Art In America, November 2003
Smith, Roberta, “Peggy Cyphers,” The New York Times, Friday, May 16, 2003.
Naves, Mario,”Peggy Cyphers: Blots, Blobs and Drips,” The New York Observer, Wed. May 5, 2003
Robinson, Walter, Artnet, April 16, 2003.
Mcclelland, Eileen,”Summer Soiree,” Naples Daily News, August 24, 2000.
Pereira, Miriam,”Summer Soiree,” The News Press, Naples, Fl., July 21, 2000.
Edwards, Susan H., “WILDflowers,” Katonah Museum of Art, Cata, July-Oct. 1999..
ed.Meryman, Elizabeth, The Sciences, photo reproduction, Jan.Feb 2000.
Stone, Barbara, “New York’s New and Avante Garde Art Galleries,” City & Co. 1999.
Heartney, Eleanor, “Peggy Cyphers,” Art in America, January 1999.
Johnson, Ken, “Peggy Cyphers,” The New York Times, October 2 and 9, 1998.
Curcio, Robert, “Peggy Cyphers Topography of Time,” Cover, Number 6 1998.
Ebony, David, “NYC Top Ten,” Art Icons, internet review, Fall 1998.
Carrier, David, “New York Shows,” The Burlington Magazine,” September 1997.
Schwabsky, Barry, “Three Painters Add a Human Touch to Abstraction,” The NewYork Times, Sept 22, 1996
Eileen Watkins, “Artistic trio’s exhibitions target the natures of time and space,” Sunday Star-Ledger, Oct 6 1996
Misfeldt, Mai, “Naturligheder,” Berlingske Tidende, June 3, 1996
Cohen, Ronny, “Peggy Cyphers,” ARTFORUM, June 1996
Carrier, David, “New York-Autumn exhibitions of painting and drawing,”The Burlington Magazine, March 1996
Dorsey, John, “Painter Peggy Cyphers,” The Baltimore Sun, March 5, 1996
Ebony, David, “The NYC Top Ten,”Art Icons, Internet review -, January 1996
Mahoney, Robert, “Grave Totems of Luminous Buoyancy,” COVER, Jan. 1996 Wauson, Kim, cata, “The Depths of Luminescence,” December 1995 Wright, Jeff, “Currently Showing, Peggy Cyphers,” COVER, Summer, 1995 Schleifer, Kirsten Brooke, “ Cyphers - Chicago Reviews,” New Art Examiner, March 1994
Ebony David, “Peggy Cyphers,” Art in America, December 1993
Zimmer, Bill, “Peggy Cyphers, Primordial States and the Present Day,” The New York Times, Oct 3 1993
Saltz, Jerry, Art in America, September 1993
Morgan, Robert C., “Bits of Modernism, Now and Then,” COVER, August, 1993
King, Elaine, catalogue essay, “A Kaleidoscopic Realm of Time,” April 1993
Atterberry, Gisele, “An Art Show for the Eyes and Mind ,Too,” News Gazette, Chicago, March 1993
Artner, Alan, “I Space blazes a trail of American Works on Paper,” Chicago Tribune, July 23, 1993
Wilkin, Karen, “At the Galleries,” Partisan Review, #2 Spring 1993, Vol LL Seidel, Miriam, “Wounded Healer,” New Art Examiner, April 1993 Kozik, K.K., “P. Cyphers Makes Her Mark,” Cover, April 1992 McCracken, David, Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1992
Handy, Ellen, Arts Magazine, January1992
King, Elaine, “A Precarious Balance of Being,” New Generations:New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, 1991
McCracken, David, “Artists draw on the science of nature,” Chicago Tribune, Fri, June 28, 1991
Cunniff, Joseph, “Bion,” Inside Lincoln Park, Chicago, July 1991
Perl, Jed, “ Third Season: 1988-89, Peggy Cyphers,” “Gallery Going: Four Seasons in the Art World,” (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991), pp. 231-233
Bulka, Michael, New Art Examiner, January 1991
Brody, Jacqueline, “Prints Published: ” Print Collector’s Newsletter, November 1990
Levy, Ellen, “Natural History Recreated,” ICP Journal, Fall 1990
Meyers, Terry, “Peggy Cyphers,” Arts Magazine, September 1990
Pozzi, Lucio, “Surrealisimo Ecologico,” Le Opinioni, Milan, Italy, May 1990
Grunberg, Andy, “Peggy Cyphers,” The New York Times, April 20, 1990
Morgan, Robert C., cata, “Peggy Cyphers,” April 1990
Smith, Duncan, catalogue essay, “Peggy Cyphers,” April 1990
Wright, Jeff, Cover, April 1990
Perl, Jed, “Autumn Alphabet (Peggy Cyphers),” The New Criterion, March 1989
Handy, Ellen, “ Peggy Cyphers,” Arts Magazine, January 1989
Kaplan, Steven, “Interview,,” Cover, October 1988
Crandall, Jordan, editor, Artist’s Statement, SPLASH, October 1988
Smith, Duncan, “Turning the Urn, Painting and Writing from the Perspective of an Emblematic Criticism,” Flash Art, Summer, 1988
Smith, Roberta, “Peggy Cyphers,” The New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1987
Frank, Peter, Michael McKenzie, New,Used, & Improved Art of the Eighties, Abbeyville Press, NY 1987
Jones, Baird, “East Village Art Report,” Downtown, February 11, 1987 Tully, Judd, “ Peggy Cyphers,” Arts Magazine, May 1986
Kaplan, Steven, “FIT East Village Show,” East Village Eye, April 1986
Hagenberg, Roland, editor, East Village 1986, A Guide, A Documentary, Pelham Press, New York, 1986
Daniels, Demetria, “East Village Report,” SAW, March 5, 1986
Torphy, Will, “A Private Geology of the Mind,” Artweek, December 14, 1985
Brody, Jackie, “Peggy Cyphers, Recent Prints, Phenix City,” Print Collectors Newsletter, April 1985
Cameron, Dan, “The Groundhog Report,” Arts Magazine, March 1985 Cohen, Ronny, “Peggy Cyphers,” Artforum, February 1985 “A Sketch of New York,” Dame, January 1985, Tokyo
Westfall, Stephen, “Peggy Cyphers,” Arts Magazine, January 1985
Hagenberg, Roland, editor, East Village 1985, A Guide, A Documentary, Pelham Press, New York 1985
“In New York Notiert,” Aufbau, Berlin, October 26, 1984
Donahue, Victoria, “ Is Abstract Painting Regaining its Popularity,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 1984
Smith, Roberta, “Chill Out, New York,” Village Voice, September 5, 1984
Friedman, Do.,” Philosophical Mural,” Fashion Modal, East Village Eye, June 1984
Levit, Linda, editor, “Abstractions,” New Observations 26, New York 1984
Nadelman, Cynthia, “Ceramic Forms in Art,” ART News, September 1983
Print Collectors Newsletter, review, “ First Energist Book,” May 1983
Zimmer, William, “Aldrich Museum’s Recent Acquisitions,”New York Times,Mar 19,83
McCallister, Jared, “Unconventional Show of Art,” The Daily News, March 23, 1983
Collins, T., and R. Milazzo, editors, “Collaborations,” New Observations 21, NY 1983
Cohen, Ronny, catalogue essay, “Critical Perspectives,” P.S.1, Long Island City 1982
Kuspit, Donald, Critical Perspectives at P.S.1,” ARTFORUM, April 1982

Selected Public Collections

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska
Arthur Anderson Chicago
Chase Manhattan Bank
Davis, Polk, Wardwell
Dunn & Bradstreet
Irene Drury.
Equitable Life Assurances Society of the U.S.
I.M.C. Fertilizer Group, Inc., Illinois
Johnson & Johnson
Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Patterson Museum, New Jersey
Prudential Life Insurance, New Jersey
Rutgers University Print Archives, New Jersey
Saks Fifth Avenue
Towson University, Baltimore,Maryland
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Published Writings by the Artist

2008 “Louise Bourgeois at Guggenheim Museum,” Summer ,
2007 “Manipulations,” catalogue essay, Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University
2005 “Thordis A.”, Tema Celeste, Milano, Italy & New York
2001 “Artist/Gallery Relations.” included in ‘The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist,” by Margaret Lazzari, 2nd Edition, Harcourt College Publishers, 2001
2001 “Brooklyn Bridge,” New Observations, Travel Issue, NYC
1999 “The Paintings of Markus Hiekkero,” catalogue text, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1998 “Fertility,” NEW OBSERVATIONS, ed: E. Knerr, Summer 1998.
1997 “After The Fall, Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970”, essay, Snug Harbor Cultural CTR., Staten Island
“Artists on Art,” ed: Diane Karp, New Observations
1993 Artists Statement, Tema Celeste, ed; Joelson and Scott, Milan, February
1992 “Forum: On Motherhood, Art, and Apple Pie,” MEANING, ed:Schor & Bee, NYC, 1992
“Consumption of Paradise,”Art Journal, ed:Jackie Brookner, May 1992
“New York in Review,” Arts Magazine, reviews column February, May
1991 “New York In Review,” Arts magazine, review column January, February, March, April, May, Summer, September
“Sean Scully,” Tema Celeste, Milan, ItalySpring 1991.
“Geological Time,” Blast, Artist’s statement written for catalogue, New York, 1991.
“Biomorphic Impressionism,” catalogue, New Generations: NY, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
1990 “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine, ed: B. Schwabsky, Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, Summer, Sept, Oct, Dec
1989 “ New York in Review,” Arts Magazine, Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, Summer, Sept, Oct, Dec
“Arts in New York,” Cover, ed: Jeff C. Wright, monthly reviews
1988 “Biomorphic Impressionism,” Splash, ed: Jordan Crandall, NY, Oct
“Progress,” guest editor, issue #57, New Observations, New York.
“The Global Politics of Progress,” New Observations, #57, New York.
“Arts New York,” Cover, reviews, monthly through out the year
1987 “Arts New York,” Cover, reviews, monthly throughout the year