Artists

Alice Aycock

Alice Aycock was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1946. In the 1970’s she was one of the youngest members of the circle of New York artists around Gordon Matta-Clark and the 112 Greene Street Gallery. Aycock first gained international recognition with her contribution to Documenta 6 (1977), The Beginnings of a Complex… . In her often large-scale sculptures and installations Aycock channels various themes; from cybernetics, phenomenology, physics, post-structuralism, information-overload, scientific discoveries, and computer programming to create works that sit on the cross-section between architecture and sculpture, eliciting both intellectual and emotional responses from their viewers.

Alice Aycock studied at Douglass College in New Brunswick and at Hunter College in New York City. She has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton (2017), the International Association of Art Critics Award (2014), the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2013) and the Americans for the Arts Public Art Award (2008). Her work has been presented in exhibitions around the world, including solo shows at MoMA, MCA Chicago, Serpentine Gallery, as well as comprehensive European museum retrospectives in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In 1990, a second retrospective with the title Complex Visions was organized by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville. Major group exhibitions include the 1979 and 1981 Whitney Biennials in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Documenta (1977; 1987), the Venice Biennale (1978; 1980; 1982), LACMA and Haus der Kunst (2012), as well as the seminal exhibition Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at the Brooklyn Museum (2012). Alice Aycock’s works can be found in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, LACMA, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and many others. Numerous early and recent outdoor installations are permanently located in public and private collections in the US, Europe and Asia. Some of these pieces include: East River Roundabout, New York, the New San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Convention Center, Star Sifter at Terminal One of JFK International Airport, Ghost Ballet for East Bank Machineworks in Nashville, What Every Traveler Needs To Know at the Philadelphia International Airport, and the recently completed The Game of Flyers Part Two at Washington Dulles International Airport. Permanent reconstructions of A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels from 1975 and Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary) from 1973 are installed at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent and the Storm King Art Center, respectively. Alice Aycock lives and works in New York City.

 

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
A Series of Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres for Pier 27,  Pier 27 Queens Quay, Toronto, Canada

2017
The Turbulence Series, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA

2015/16
Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock, Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

2014
Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA 

2013
New Works on Paper, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY, USA           
Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, organized by the Parish Art Museum, Water Mill, Southampton, NY  in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2012
A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975-2011, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY and Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Alice Aycock: Twist of Fate, Salomon Contemporary, New York, USA
Untitled Delight (Wavy Enneper), Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2010
The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
New Sculpture for Montbello Recreation Center, Montbello, Colorado, USA
Sand/Fans, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2009
Some Night Action, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, USA
Sculptures and Drawings, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA
Entangling/Disentangling Space, Elizabeth Hall, Weber State University, Ogden, USA
Some Night Action, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, NY

2008
Sand/Fans, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, New York, USA

2005
Review, Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin, Germany
Grafik im Licht, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Silence, Aba Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1998
The Juggler of Memories, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA

1997
Waltzing Matilda, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, USA
The Tuning Fork Oracle, Center for the Arts and Planning, Mason, Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

1996
Some Stories Are Worth Repeating: Projects 1973-1995, Retrospective, Drawings and Models, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Project for East Lobby Ballroom: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA

1995
New Work, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, USA

1993
This Is An Endless Tale…., Sculpture and Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Sean Kelley Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1992
Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

1991
Zeichnungen, Galerie Grita Insam, Wien, Austria

1990
Complex Visions: Sculpture and Drawings, a Retrospective, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, USA
Drawings & Sculpture, Insam Gleicher Gallery, Chicago, USA
Selected Drawings, Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA

1989
Impossibilism, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1988
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Universe Wheel, State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

1987
Galerie Walter Storms and Kunstforum, Munich, Germany
The Six Of Pentacles: To Know All Manner Of Things, Kunstforum, Munich, Germany

1986
Sitings, Threefold Manifestation I,Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

1985
Serpentine Gallery, London, England
New Drawings, Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Selected drawings and sculptures, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Resource and Response, The Machine That Makes The World, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1984
Three New Sculptures, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City

1983-84
Retrospective of Projects and Ideas 1972-1983, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; travelling to Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherland; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

1983
The Nets Of Solomon, Phase II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
The Thousand And One Nights In The Mansion Of Bliss, Protetch McNeil Gallery, New York, USA
McNeil Gallery, New York City, USA
Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1982
Projects and Proposals, Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
A Theory For Universal Causality (Time/Creation Machines), Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

1981
The Savage Sparkler, State University of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York, USA
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Drawings, Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy

1980
The Rotary Lightning Express, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, USA
The Large Scale Dis/Integration Of Micro-Electronic Memories, Battery Park City Landfill, New York City, USA

1979
The Central Machine, Machinations, Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
Flights Of Fancy, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
Explanation, An, Of Spring And The Weight Of Air, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, USA
Studies In Mesmerism, University Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

1978
The Angels Continue Turning The Wheels Of The Universe Despite Their Ugly Souls, Salvatore Ala, Milan, Italy
Untitled (Medieval Wheel House) and Untitled (Ramp Sculpture), John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
A Precarious Method For Attacking An Enemy Fortress, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, USA

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, USA
Studies For A Town, Project Room, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1974
Williams College Project, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, USA

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
No Boundries, Malborough Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

2016/17
Bestandsaufnahme VI: Revolver, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2016
Skulptur Pilane, Pilane Heritage Society, Klövedal, Sweden
Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA

2015
Blickachsen 10, Bad Homburg, Germany
Winter Salon, The Drawing Room Gallery, East Hampton, NY
City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY
Coordinates, MMoCA – The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Seinfeld, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Coordinates, Arcadia University Art Gallery , Glenside, PA
40 Years / 40 Artists, University Museum of Contemporary Art – UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
The Year of the Ram: Works by 22 Artists, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014
Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, England
Selected Works, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA
Winter Salon: Contemporary Drawings, Prints, Paintings, Sculpture & Photographs Historical Works on Paper, The Drawing Room gallery, East Hampton, NY , USA
Rumeurs du Météore – 49 NORD 6 EST, Frac Lorraine, Metz , USA
Art=Text=Art – Private Languages / Public Systems, UB Art Galleries – University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

2013
Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, England
LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, USA
The Drawing Room gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA

2012/13
Ends of the Earth. Land Art bis 1974, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists From the Collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky,
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New York, USA
ReFocus: Art of the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, USA
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Women Artists, Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University, Athens, USA

2012
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2011
Sammlung im Prozess – Neupräsentation und Leihgaben, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten     Marl, Germany

2010
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Isole Mai Trovate/ Islands Never Found, travelling to March-June 2010 Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; June-November 2010 The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; December 2010-March 2011 Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France
5+5: New Perspectives, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, USA

2009
Sites, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Four at the Start (with Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, George Trakas, Jackie Winsor, curated by Alice Aycock), Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, USA
Abstraction for Everyday Life, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, USA

2008
Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA
Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970’s, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA
Excavations, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, USA
More Than This, Elie Tahari, Hamptons, NY, USA
Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
Cycling Apparati, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2005
North Fork- South Fork: East End Art Now, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

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, USA

2001
A Salon for the 21st Century, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA

2000
American Sculpture of the 20th Century, Monaco, Monte Carlo
In Process: Photographs From the 60’s and 70’s, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, USA

1996-98
Large Scale Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

1996
Art at the End of the 20th…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY & National Gallery Athens, Athens, Greece
Trilogy Art-Nature-Science, Kunsthallen, Odense, Denmark

1993
Different Natures, La Defense, Paris, France & “La Virreina”, Barcelona, Spain

1992
Volume 6: Contemporary Sculptors, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, USA

1991-92
Schwerelos, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1991
Enclosures and Encounters: Architectural Aspects of Recent Sculpture, Storm King, Mountainville, USA

1990
Technological Muse, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA
10 Projects pour Alsace, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France

1989
Making Their Mark, travelling to Cincinatti Art Museum; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; 1991 Denver Art Museum, USA

1988
Alice Aycock, Daniel Buren, Hamish Fulton, Marco Gastini, Jack Goldstein, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA

1987
Sculpture of the Eighties, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, USA
New Acquisitions, John Bergerrun Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany. Catalogue
Fringe Pattern, Universal Stirrer, Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Cooper Union, New York City, USA
L’Etat des Choses 2, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
Eccentric Machines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1986
An American Renaissance, Museum Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sitings, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

1985
Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna, Milan, Italy
Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rethinking the Avant-Garde, The Katonah Gallery, New York City, USA
On Drawing Aspects of Drawing, (traveling exhibition), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

1984
Time-4th Dimension in the Visual Arts, Societe des Expositions, Due Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; travelling to CAPC, Bordeaux, France; Raith Museum, Genevam Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria; Barbican Center, London, England
Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-84, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
Metamanhattan, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA
Cosmic Images in the Art of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

1983
Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
The St. Gall Pantomime, Het Idee Van De Stad, Kunst Actualiteiten Arnhem, Netherlands
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, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1981
The Miraculating Machine: The Charmed Circle, Myth & Ritual, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Collaboration: Artists and Architects, New York Historical Society, New York City, USA
Whitney Biennial-1981, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA
Natur- Skulptur, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Hoodo (Laura) Vertical And Horizontal Cross Sections Of Ether Wind, Metaphor, New Projects By Contemporary Sculptors, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture, Washington D.C., USA

1980
American Drawing in Black & White: 1970-80, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
Machineworks, ICA, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Myth & Ritual, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Metaphor, New Projects…, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA

1979
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Contemporary Sculpture, Selections from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1978
Made by Sculptors, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland
A Great Big Drawing Show, Institute of Art & Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

1976
Wooden Posts Surrounded By Fire Pits, Sculpture Sited, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York, USA

1975
Simple Network Of Underground Wells And Tunnels, Projects in Nature, Merriwold, Far Hills, USA
Scaffolding, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City, USA

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, USA
Interventions in Landscape, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1972
Untitled V, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
Communications, Inhibodress Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1971
26 Contemporary Women Artists, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

 

PUBLICLY  SITED  WORKS

2015
Super Twister for Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

2014
Park Avenue Paper Chase: Spring 2014, Park Avenue Mall Installation, New York, NY, USA

2013
Super Twister for University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2012
The Game of Flyers Part Two, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA, USA
The Butterfly Effect, Permanent Public Artwork for Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

2011
Re-construction of A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, USA

2010
Accelerations, Interior Relief Sculpture for Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

2009
Startling Whirlwind of Opportunity, Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
New Sculpture for Montbello Recreation Center, Montbello, USA
Entangling/Disentangling Space, Elizabeth Hall, Weber State University, Ogden, USA

2008
On the Interaction of Particles of Thought, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, USA
Whirls and Twirls and a Vortex on Water, Central Broward Regional Park, USA

2007
Strange Attractor for Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport, USA
Ghost Ballet for East Bank Machineworks,  Nashville, USA
The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations, Clayton, USA
A Little Cosmic Rhythm”, 654 Madison Avenue, New York, USA

2004
Portico Sculpture for General Services Administration, Fallon Building, Baltimore, USA
Indoor sculpture for Putnam Hall, Ohio University, Athens, USA
Entrance sculpture for Ramapo College, USA

2003
Dallas Dahlia, Dallas Police Headquarters, Dallas, USA
Spindizzy, Rowland Government Center, Waterbury, USA

2002
Maze 2000, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

2001
Project for US Airways, Terminal F, Philadelphia Int. Airport, Philadelphia, USA

1998
Star Sifter, Terminal One, JFK Int. Airport, Jamaica, USA

1995-97
Tuning Fork Oracle, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

1994-97
Fantasy Sculpture for the Orchard, Kunst in Kattenbroek, Amersfoortse Culturele Raad, Netherland

1996
San Francisco Main Library: Functional and Fantasy
Stair and Cyclone, San Francisco, USA

1995-96
Project for Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, USA

1995
East River Roundabout, E. 60th St. and York Ave., New York, USA

1993
Waterworks Project for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

1992
Project for the New 107th Police Precinct, Queens, USA

1991-92
Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

1990-92
Tree of Life Fantasy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1989
The Islands of the Moons and Suns, La Jolla, USA

1988
Universe Wheel, SUNY Buffalo, USA

1987
Threefold-Manifestation II, Storm King, Mountainville, USA
The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA

1986
The Hundred Small Rooms, Sculpture Park, St. Louis, USA
The Tower of Babel, Bushnami Sculpture Garden, USA

1985
The Chart of Magnetic Forces, Humanic Corp., Graz, Austria

1984
The Solar Wind, Roanoke College, Salem, USA
The Great God Pan, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, USA
The House of Stoics, Lake Biwa, Japan

1982
The Miraculating Machine in the Garden, Douglass College, USA
Nets of Solomon, Parco di Villa Celle, Pistoia, Italy

1980
Collected Ghost Stories From the Workhouse, USF, Tampa, USA
The Game of Flyers, Washington Public Arts, Washington D.C., USA
The Large Scale Dis/Integration, Battery Park City, Landfill, USA

1976
Circular Building, Silver Springs, USA

1974
Williams College Project, Williams College, Williamstown, USA
Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Far Hills, USA

1973
Low Building with Dirt Roof  (For Mary), New Kingston, USA

1972
Maze, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, USA

  • Alice Aycock, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Twister Grande (tall), powder coated aluminum, Corner Space, Berlin, hiepler, brunier, 2019

    Twister Grande (tall), 2019
    Powder coated aluminum and stainless steel

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  • Sculpture, Alice Aycock, Alien Twister, 2018, powder coated aluminum and stainless steel, 213 x 190 cm | 84 x 74 3/4 in, exhibition

    Alien Twister, 2018
    Powder coated aluminum and
    stainless steel

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  • Skulpture, Alice Aycock, Spin-the-Spin, 2013, Powder coated aluminum 244 x 229 x 274 cm | 96 x 90 x 108 in, white whirlwinds, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Spin-the-Spin, 2013
    Powder coated aluminum

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  • Installation view sculpture, Alice Aycock, Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 1974, wood, 327 x 347 x 305 cm | 128 3/4 x 136 3/4 x 120 in, wooden stairs, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 1974
    wood

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Project for a Circular Building with Narrow Ledges for Walking, 1976, vintage prints, black/white, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Project for a Circular Building with Narrow Ledges for Walking, 1976
    set of four vintage prints

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  • Work view drawings, Alice Aycock, Project for Five Wells Descending a Hillside, 1975, set of two drawings, pencil on vellum, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Project for Five Wells Descending a Hillside, 1975
    set of two drawings, pencil on vellum

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock,

    Project Entitled "The Beginnings of a Complex..." Excerpt Shaft #4/Five Walls, 1977
    vintage gelatin silver print, unique

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Tropico de Cancer, 1973, b/w photograph mounted on foamcore, girl standing under sign

    Tropico de Cancer: Boundary Line 23 1/2 degrees North, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Left (side): Torrid Zone; Right (side): North Temperate Zone, 1973
    set of nine b/w photographs mounted on foamcore

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  • Installation view, Alice Aycock, Sand/Fans, Four industrial fans placed opposite each other and equidistant from a center pile of sand, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Sand/Fans, 1971
    sand, four industrial fans

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock,

    Project Entitled "The Beginnings of a Complex..." (For Documenta), 1977
    set of five vintage prints, unique

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary), 1973, vintage gelatin silver print, black/white, representation of architecture, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary), 1973
    set of 2 vintage gelatin silver prints

  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Architectural Project, Summer ´73, (Low Building with Dirt Roof), 1973/2012, pencil on vellum, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Architectural Project, Summer ´73, (Low Building with Dirt Roof), 1973/2012
    pencil on vellum

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Project for a Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975/2012 set of five vintage prints in one frame, black/white, representation of architecture, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Project for a Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975/2012
    set of five vintage prints in one frame

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  • Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Maze: Aerial View, 1972, gelatin silver print, black/white photography, round maze, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Maze: Aerial View, 1972
    gelatin silver print

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  • Work View drawing, Alice Aycock, Project for a Vertical Maze, 1975, pencil on vellum, architectual drawing, Representation of Architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Project for a Vertical Maze: Four Superimposed Cruciform Buildings, 1975
    set of three drawings, pencil on vellum

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  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Isometric Section #2, 1975, pencil on vellum, Representation of Architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Study for a Building with Footholds for Climbing Wall: Isometric Section #2, 1975
    pencil on vellum

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  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Maze of Columns, 1975, pencil on vellum, graphic drawing, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Untitled Proposal for a Maze of Columns, 1975
    pencil on vellum

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  • Work view set of five vintage prints, text, Alice Aycock, Walled Trench/Earth Platform/Center Pit, 1974/1975, black/white vintage prints, representation of architecture, text, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Walled Trench/Earth Platform/Center Pit: Oblique Section, 1974/1975
    5 Vintage prints in one frame

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  • Installation view sculpture outside, Alice Aycock, Cyclone Twist, painted aluminum, 762 x 442 x 411 cm | 300 x 174 x 161 3/4 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Cyclone Twist, 2013
    installed at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

  • Installation view sculpture outside city, Alice Aycock, Cyclone Twist 2013, Temporary installation, New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte, berlin

    Cyclone Twist, 2013 (Temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

  • Installation view sculpture outdoor city, Alice Aycock, Hoop-La, Painted aluminum, 548 x 503 x 731 cm | 215 3/4 x 198 x 287 in, temporary installation New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Hoop-La, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

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  • Installation view sculpture outdoor, Alice Aycock, Hoop-La, Painted aluminum, 579 x 732 x 518 cm | 228 x 288 x 204 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Hoop-La, 2014
    installed as part of "Blickachsen 10" in the Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany, 2015

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  • Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Maelstrom, Painted aluminum 365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Maelstrom, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

  • Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Maelstrom, Painted aluminum 365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Maelstrom, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

  • Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation, New York, Alice Aycock, Twin Vortexes, Painted aluminum 366 x 549 x 366 cm | 144 x 216 x 144 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Twin Vortexes, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

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  • Installation view sculpture outdoor, Alice Aycock, Twin Vortexes, Painted aluminum 366 x 549 x 366 cm | 144 x 216 x 144 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Twin Vortexes, 2014
    Painted aluminum

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  • Installation view front, sculpture, outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Waltzing Matilda, reinforced fiberglass white, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Waltzing Matilda, 2014 (Temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

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  • Installation view back, sculpture, outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Waltzing Matilda, reinforced fiberglass white, Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Waltzing Matilda, 2014 (Temporary installation, New York)
    Painted aluminum

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  • Installation view sculpture indoor, Alice Aycock, Twister, aluminum, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Twister, 2013
    aluminum

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  • Installation view sculpture, Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin, Alice Aycock, Wavy Enneper, Fiberglass, aluminum, acrylic lacquer white and purple

    Wavy Enneper, 2011
    Fiberglass, aluminum, acrylic lacquer

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  • Work view, works on paper, Alice Aycock, Over A Bombed Field, 2011, digital inkjet print and watercolor on paper, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    From the Series Entitled, "Sum Over Histories": Timescape #3A Over A Bombed Field, 2011
    digital inkjet print and watercolor on paper

    Inquire
  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Timescape Study, 2011, Ink and watercolor on paper, graphic drawing, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    From the Series titled, " Sum Over Histories": Study for a Timescape, 2011
    Ink and watercolor on paper

  • Work view, works on paper, Alice Aycock, Sum Over Histories Timescape, 2011, digital inkjet print and watercolour on paper, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    From the Series titled, "Sum Over Histories": Timescape #2A Over Triton's South Pole (One of Neptune's Moons), 2011

    Inquire
  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Devil Whirlwinds on a Serpentine Path through Europe for 4 Players, ink on paper, white whirlwinds on green, red and white serpentines on yellow background, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Devil Whirlwinds on a Serpentine Path through Europe for 4 Players. From the Gameboard Series #1A, 2010
    ink on paper

  • Work view work on paper, Alice Aycock,Devil Whirlwinds on a Vortex for 4 Players, gameboard series, yellow whirlwinds on a böue vortex, Watercolor and ink on paper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Devil Whirlwinds on a Vortex for 4 Players:
    From the Gameboard Series #4, 2011
    Watercolor and ink on paper

  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Devil Whirlwinds on the Lower Manhattan City Grid, gameboard series, red and blue whirlwinds on patterns, ink on paper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    Devil Whirlwinds on the Lower Manhattan City Grid: From the Gameboard Series for 2 Players #2A, 2010
    ink on paper

    Inquire
  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 5th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Fifth Manoeuvre of War: The Feigned Withdrawal, 1984
    pencil on Mylar

    Inquire
  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 7th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Seventh Manoeuvre of War: The Indirect Approach, 1984
    Pencil on Mylar

    Inquire
  • Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 6th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

    War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Sixth Manoeuvre of War: Attack from a Defensive Position, 1984
    pencil on Mylar

    Inquire
CAPTION

Video edit of an interview with Alice Aycock from 1977 on the occasion of her exhibition "Early Works" at Galerie Thomas Schulte, November 2018

Alice Aycock, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Twister Grande (tall), powder coated aluminum, Corner Space, Berlin, hiepler, brunier, 2019

Twister Grande (tall), 2019
Powder coated aluminum and stainless steel
396 x 249 cm | 156 x 98 in

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Sculpture, Alice Aycock, Alien Twister, 2018, powder coated aluminum and stainless steel, 213 x 190 cm | 84 x 74 3/4 in, exhibition "Twister Grande (Tall)", Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 27 April to 29 June 2019

Alien Twister, 2018
Powder coated aluminium and stainless steel
213 x 190 cm | 84 x 74 3/4 in

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Skulpture, Alice Aycock, Spin-the-Spin, 2013, Powder coated aluminum 244 x 229 x 274 cm | 96 x 90 x 108 in, white whirlwinds, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Spin-the-Spin, 2013
Powder coated aluminum
244 x 229 x 274 cm | 96 x 90 x 108 in

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Installation view sculpture, Alice Aycock, Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 1974, wood, 327 x 347 x 305 cm | 128 3/4 x 136 3/4 x 120 in, wooden stairs, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 1974
wood
327 x 347 x 305 cm | 128 3/4 x 136 3/4 x 120 in

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Project for a Circular Building with Narrow Ledges for Walking, 1976, vintage prints, black/white, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project for a Circular Building with Narrow Ledges for Walking, 1976
set of two drawings, pencil on vellum, four vintage prints
various dimensions

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Work view drawings, Alice Aycock, Project for Five Wells Descending a Hillside, 1975, set of two drawings, pencil on vellum, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project for Five Wells Descending a Hillside, 1975
set of two drawings, pencil on vellum
various dimensions

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, "The Beginnings of a Complex...", Excerpt Shaft #4/Five Wall, 1977, vintage gelatin silver print, black/white, representation of architecture, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project Entitled "The Beginnings of a Complex..." Excerpt Shaft #4/Five Walls, 1977
vintage gelatin silver print
Framed: 31 x 38 x 3.8 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/2 in

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Tropico de Cancer, 1973, b/w photograph mounted on foamcore, girl standing under sign "tropico de cancer", Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Tropico de Cancer: Boundary Line 23 1/2 degrees North, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Left (side): Torrid Zone; Right (side): North Temperate Zone, 1973
set of nine b/w photographs mounted on foamcore
(9x) 21.7 x 30.6 cm | 8.5 x 12 in

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Installation view, Alice Aycock, Sand/Fans, Four industrial fans placed opposite each other and equidistant from a center pile of sand, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Sand/Fans, 1971
sand, four industrial fans
Approximately 6.10 m | 20 ft square (dimensions variable)

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, "The Beginnings of a Complex..." (For Documenta), 1977, set of five vintage prints, black/white, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project Entitled "The Beginnings of a Complex..." (For Documenta), 1977
set of five vintage prints
Framed: 40 x 128 cm | 15 1/3 x 50 1/3 in

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary), 1973, vintage gelatin silver print, black/white, representation of architecture, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary), 1973
set of two vintage gelatin silver prints
(2x) 24 x 35.6 cm | 9 29/64 x 14 in

Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Architectural Project, Summer ´73, (Low Building with Dirt Roof), 1973/2012, pencil on vellum, representation of architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Architectural Project, Summer ´73, (Low Building with Dirt Roof), 1973/2012
pencil on vellum
Framed: 66.5 x 114.8 x 5 cm | 26 x 45 9/32 x 2 in

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Project for a Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975/2012 set of five vintage prints in one frame, black/white, representation of architecture, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project for a Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975/2012
set of five vintage prints in one frame
35.3 x 170.7 x 3.6 cm | 13 7/8 x 67 1/5 x 1 1/2 in

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Work view photography, Alice Aycock, Maze: Aerial View, 1972, gelatin silver print, black/white photography, round maze, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Maze: Aerial View, 1972
gelatin silver print
48.3 x 60 cm | 19 x 22 in

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Work View drawing, Alice Aycock, Project for a Vertical Maze, 1975, pencil on vellum, architectual drawing, Representation of Architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Project for a Vertical Maze: Four Superimposed Cruciform Buildings, 1975
set of three drawings, pencil on vellum
various dimensions

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Isometric Section #2, 1975, pencil on vellum, Representation of Architecture, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Study for a Building with Footholds for Climbing Wall: Isometric Section #2, 1975
pencil on vellum
framed: 98 x 64.5 x 3.6 cm | 38 1/2 x 25 1/3 x 1 3/8 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Maze of Columns, 1975, pencil on vellum, graphic drawing, framed, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Untitled Proposal for a Maze of Columns, 1975
pencil on vellum
framed: 60 x 102.5 x 3.8 cm | 23 2/3 x 40 1/3 x 1 1/2 in

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Work view set of five vintage prints, text, Alice Aycock, Walled Trench/Earth Platform/Center Pit, 1974/1975, black/white vintage prints, representation of architecture, text, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Walled Trench/Earth Platform/Center Pit: Oblique Section, 1974/1975
set of two drawings, pencil on vellum, pencil on graph paper, set of five vintage prints
various dimensions

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Installation view sculpture outside, Alice Aycock, Cyclone Twist, painted aluminum, 762 x 442 x 411 cm | 300 x 174 x 161 3/4 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Cyclone Twist, 2013
painted aluminum
762 x 442 x 411 cm | 300 x 174 x 161 3/4 in

Installation view sculpture outside city, Alice Aycock, Cyclone Twist 2013, Temporary installation, New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte, berlin

Cyclone Twist, 2013 (Temporary installation, New York)
Painted aluminum
823 x 442 x 411 cm | 324 x 166 1/4 x 161 3/4 in

Installation view sculpture outdoor city, Alice Aycock, Hoop-La, Painted aluminum, 548 x 503 x 731 cm | 215 3/4 x 198 x 287 in, temporary installation New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Hoop-La, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
Painted aluminum
548 x 503 x 731 cm | 215 3/4 x 198 x 287 in

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Installation view sculpture outdoor, Alice Aycock, Hoop-La, Painted aluminum, 579 x 732 x 518 cm | 228 x 288 x 204 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Hoop-La, 2014
painted aluminum
579 x 732 x 518 cm | 228 x 288 x 204 in

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Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Maelstrom, Painted aluminum 365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Maelstrom, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
Painted aluminum
365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in

Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Maelstrom, Painted aluminum 365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Maelstrom, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
Painted aluminum
365 x 2042 x 488 cm | 144 x 804 x 192 in

Installation view sculpture outdoor city, temporary installation, New York, Alice Aycock, Twin Vortexes, Painted aluminum 366 x 549 x 366 cm | 144 x 216 x 144 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Twin Vortexes, 2014 (temporary installation, New York)
Painted aluminum
366 x 549 x 366 cm | 144 x 216 x 144 in

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Installation view sculpture outdoor, Alice Aycock, Twin Vortexes, Painted aluminum 366 x 549 x 366 cm | 144 x 216 x 144 in, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Twin Vortexes, 2014
Painted aluminum
ca. 2m (H) | ca. 7 feet (H)

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Installation view front, sculpture, outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Waltzing Matilda, reinforced fiberglass white, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Waltzing Matilda, 2014 (Temporary installation, New York)
reinforced fiberglass
457 x 549 x 457 cm | 180 x 216 x 180 in

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Installation view back, sculpture, outdoor city, temporary installation New York, Alice Aycock, Waltzing Matilda, reinforced fiberglass white, Galerie Thomas Schulte

Waltzing Matilda, 2014 (Temporary installation, New York)
reinforced fiberglass
457 x 549 x 457 cm | 180 x 216 x 180 in

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Installation view sculpture indoor, Alice Aycock, Twister, aluminum, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Twister, 2013
aluminum
244 x 259 x 213 cm | 96 x 102 x 84 in

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Installation view sculpture, Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin, Alice Aycock, Wavy Enneper, Fiberglass, aluminum, acrylic lacquer white and purple

Wavy Enneper, 2011
Fiberglass, aluminum, acrylic lacquer
213 x 297 x 259 cm | 84 x 116 3/4 x 102 in

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Work view, works on paper, Alice Aycock, Over A Bombed Field, 2011, digital inkjet print and watercolor on paper, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

From the Series Entitled, "Sum Over Histories": Timescape #3A Over A Bombed Field, 2011
digital inkjet print and watercolor on paper
122 x 165 cm | 47 3/4 x 64 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Timescape Study, 2011, Ink and watercolor on paper, graphic drawing, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

From the Series Entitled, " Sum Over Histories": Study for a Timescape, 2011
Ink and watercolor on paper
127 x 183 cm | 50 x 72 in

Work view, works on paper, Alice Aycock, Sum Over Histories Timescape, 2011, digital inkjet print and watercolour on paper, pastel colours, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

From the Series Entitled, "Sum Over Histories": Timescape #2A Over Triton's South Pole (One of Neptune's Moons), 2011
digital inkjet print and watercolor on paper
121 x 163 cm | 47 2/3 x 64 1/4 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Devil Whirlwinds on a Serpentine Path through Europe for 4 Players, ink on paper, white whirlwinds on green, red and white serpentines on yellow background, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Devil Whirlwinds on a Serpentine Path through Europe for 4 Players. From the Gameboard Series #1A, 2010
ink on paper
168 x 119 cm | 66 1/4 x 46 3/4 in

Work view work on paper, Alice Aycock,Devil Whirlwinds on a Vortex for 4 Players, gameboard series, yellow whirlwinds on a böue vortex, Watercolor and ink on paper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Devil Whirlwinds on a Vortex for 4 Players: From the Gameboard Series #4, 2011
Watercolor and ink on paper
124 x 130 cm | 48 x 50 in

Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, Devil Whirlwinds on the Lower Manhattan City Grid, gameboard series, red and blue whirlwinds on patterns, ink on paper, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Devil Whirlwinds on the Lower Manhattan City Grid: From the Gameboard Series for 2 Players #2A, 2010
ink on paper
168 x 119 cm | 66 1/4 x 46 3/4 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 5th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Fifth Manoeuvre of War: The Feigned Withdrawal, 1984
pencil on Mylar
Framed: 102 x 133 cm | 40 1/4 x 52 1/3 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 7th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Seventh Manoeuvre of War: The Indirect Approach, 1984
Pencil on Mylar
Framed: 178 x 163 cm | 70 x 64 1/4 in

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Work view drawing, Alice Aycock, War maps 6th manoeuvre, 1984, pencil on mylar, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

War Maps - The Seven Basic Manoeuvres of War - The Sixth Manoeuvre of War: Attack from a Defensive Position, 1984
pencil on Mylar
Framed: 102 x 133 cm | 40 1/4 x 52 1/3 in

Inquire
Biography and Concept

Alice Aycock was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1946. In the 1970’s she was one of the youngest members of the circle of New York artists around Gordon Matta-Clark and the 112 Greene Street Gallery. Aycock first gained international recognition with her contribution to Documenta 6 (1977), The Beginnings of a Complex… . In her often large-scale sculptures and installations Aycock channels various themes; from cybernetics, phenomenology, physics, post-structuralism, information-overload, scientific discoveries, and computer programming to create works that sit on the cross-section between architecture and sculpture, eliciting both intellectual and emotional responses from their viewers.

Alice Aycock studied at Douglass College in New Brunswick and at Hunter College in New York City. She has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton (2017), the International Association of Art Critics Award (2014), the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2013) and the Americans for the Arts Public Art Award (2008). Her work has been presented in exhibitions around the world, including solo shows at MoMA, MCA Chicago, Serpentine Gallery, as well as comprehensive European museum retrospectives in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In 1990, a second retrospective with the title Complex Visions was organized by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville. Major group exhibitions include the 1979 and 1981 Whitney Biennials in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Documenta (1977; 1987), the Venice Biennale (1978; 1980; 1982), LACMA and Haus der Kunst (2012), as well as the seminal exhibition Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at the Brooklyn Museum (2012). Alice Aycock’s works can be found in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, LACMA, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and many others. Numerous early and recent outdoor installations are permanently located in public and private collections in the US, Europe and Asia. Some of these pieces include: East River Roundabout, New York, the New San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Convention Center, Star Sifter at Terminal One of JFK International Airport, Ghost Ballet for East Bank Machineworks in Nashville, What Every Traveler Needs To Know at the Philadelphia International Airport, and the recently completed The Game of Flyers Part Two at Washington Dulles International Airport. Permanent reconstructions of A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels from 1975 and Low Building with Dirt Roof (for Mary) from 1973 are installed at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent and the Storm King Art Center, respectively. Alice Aycock lives and works in New York City.

 

Exhibitions

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
A Series of Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres for Pier 27,  Pier 27 Queens Quay, Toronto, Canada

2017
The Turbulence Series, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA

2015/16
Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock, Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

2014
Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA 

2013
New Works on Paper, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY, USA           
Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, organized by the Parish Art Museum, Water Mill, Southampton, NY  in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2012
A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, 1975-2011, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY and Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Alice Aycock: Twist of Fate, Salomon Contemporary, New York, USA
Untitled Delight (Wavy Enneper), Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2010
The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
New Sculpture for Montbello Recreation Center, Montbello, Colorado, USA
Sand/Fans, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2009
Some Night Action, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, USA
Sculptures and Drawings, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA
Entangling/Disentangling Space, Elizabeth Hall, Weber State University, Ogden, USA
Some Night Action, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, NY

2008
Sand/Fans, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, New York, USA

2005
Review, Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin, Germany
Grafik im Licht, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Silence, Aba Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1998
The Juggler of Memories, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA

1997
Waltzing Matilda, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, USA
The Tuning Fork Oracle, Center for the Arts and Planning, Mason, Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

1996
Some Stories Are Worth Repeating: Projects 1973-1995, Retrospective, Drawings and Models, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Project for East Lobby Ballroom: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA

1995
New Work, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, USA

1993
This Is An Endless Tale…., Sculpture and Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Sean Kelley Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1992
Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

1991
Zeichnungen, Galerie Grita Insam, Wien, Austria

1990
Complex Visions: Sculpture and Drawings, a Retrospective, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, USA
Drawings & Sculpture, Insam Gleicher Gallery, Chicago, USA
Selected Drawings, Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA

1989
Impossibilism, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1988
Drawings, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Universe Wheel, State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

1987
Galerie Walter Storms and Kunstforum, Munich, Germany
The Six Of Pentacles: To Know All Manner Of Things, Kunstforum, Munich, Germany

1986
Sitings, Threefold Manifestation I,Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

1985
Serpentine Gallery, London, England
New Drawings, Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Selected drawings and sculptures, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Resource and Response, The Machine That Makes The World, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1984
Three New Sculptures, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Insam Gallery, Vienna, Austria
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City

1983-84
Retrospective of Projects and Ideas 1972-1983, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; travelling to Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherland; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

1983
The Nets Of Solomon, Phase II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
The Thousand And One Nights In The Mansion Of Bliss, Protetch McNeil Gallery, New York, USA
McNeil Gallery, New York City, USA
Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1982
Projects and Proposals, Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
A Theory For Universal Causality (Time/Creation Machines), Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

1981
The Savage Sparkler, State University of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York, USA
New Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA
Drawings, Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy

1980
The Rotary Lightning Express, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, USA
The Large Scale Dis/Integration Of Micro-Electronic Memories, Battery Park City Landfill, New York City, USA

1979
The Central Machine, Machinations, Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
Flights Of Fancy, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
Explanation, An, Of Spring And The Weight Of Air, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, USA
Studies In Mesmerism, University Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

1978
The Angels Continue Turning The Wheels Of The Universe Despite Their Ugly Souls, Salvatore Ala, Milan, Italy
Untitled (Medieval Wheel House) and Untitled (Ramp Sculpture), John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
A Precarious Method For Attacking An Enemy Fortress, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, USA

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, USA
Studies For A Town, Project Room, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1974
Williams College Project, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Stairs (These Stairs Can Be Climbed), 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, USA

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
No Boundries, Malborough Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

2016/17
Bestandsaufnahme VI: Revolver, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2016
Skulptur Pilane, Pilane Heritage Society, Klövedal, Sweden
Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA

2015
Blickachsen 10, Bad Homburg, Germany
Winter Salon, The Drawing Room Gallery, East Hampton, NY
City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY
Coordinates, MMoCA – The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Seinfeld, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Coordinates, Arcadia University Art Gallery , Glenside, PA
40 Years / 40 Artists, University Museum of Contemporary Art – UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
The Year of the Ram: Works by 22 Artists, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014
Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, England
Selected Works, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA
Winter Salon: Contemporary Drawings, Prints, Paintings, Sculpture & Photographs Historical Works on Paper, The Drawing Room gallery, East Hampton, NY , USA
Rumeurs du Météore – 49 NORD 6 EST, Frac Lorraine, Metz , USA
Art=Text=Art – Private Languages / Public Systems, UB Art Galleries – University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

2013
Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, England
LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, USA
The Drawing Room gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA

2012/13
Ends of the Earth. Land Art bis 1974, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists From the Collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky,
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New York, USA
ReFocus: Art of the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, USA
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Women Artists, Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University, Athens, USA

2012
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2011
Sammlung im Prozess – Neupräsentation und Leihgaben, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten     Marl, Germany

2010
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Isole Mai Trovate/ Islands Never Found, travelling to March-June 2010 Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; June-November 2010 The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; December 2010-March 2011 Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France
5+5: New Perspectives, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, USA

2009
Sites, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Four at the Start (with Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, George Trakas, Jackie Winsor, curated by Alice Aycock), Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, USA
Abstraction for Everyday Life, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, USA

2008
Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA
Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970’s, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA
Excavations, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, USA
More Than This, Elie Tahari, Hamptons, NY, USA
Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
Cycling Apparati, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2005
North Fork- South Fork: East End Art Now, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

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, USA

2001
A Salon for the 21st Century, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA

2000
American Sculpture of the 20th Century, Monaco, Monte Carlo
In Process: Photographs From the 60’s and 70’s, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, USA

1996-98
Large Scale Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

1996
Art at the End of the 20th…, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY & National Gallery Athens, Athens, Greece
Trilogy Art-Nature-Science, Kunsthallen, Odense, Denmark

1993
Different Natures, La Defense, Paris, France & “La Virreina”, Barcelona, Spain

1992
Volume 6: Contemporary Sculptors, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, USA

1991-92
Schwerelos, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1991
Enclosures and Encounters: Architectural Aspects of Recent Sculpture, Storm King, Mountainville, USA

1990
Technological Muse, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA
10 Projects pour Alsace, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France

1989
Making Their Mark, travelling to Cincinatti Art Museum; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; 1991 Denver Art Museum, USA

1988
Alice Aycock, Daniel Buren, Hamish Fulton, Marco Gastini, Jack Goldstein, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, John Weber Gallery, New York City, USA

1987
Sculpture of the Eighties, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, USA
New Acquisitions, John Bergerrun Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany. Catalogue
Fringe Pattern, Universal Stirrer, Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Cooper Union, New York City, USA
L’Etat des Choses 2, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
Eccentric Machines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1986
An American Renaissance, Museum Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sitings, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

1985
Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna, Milan, Italy
Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rethinking the Avant-Garde, The Katonah Gallery, New York City, USA
On Drawing Aspects of Drawing, (traveling exhibition), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

1984
Time-4th Dimension in the Visual Arts, Societe des Expositions, Due Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; travelling to CAPC, Bordeaux, France; Raith Museum, Genevam Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria; Barbican Center, London, England
Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-84, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
Metamanhattan, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA
Cosmic Images in the Art of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

1983
Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
The St. Gall Pantomime, Het Idee Van De Stad, Kunst Actualiteiten Arnhem, Netherlands
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, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1981
The Miraculating Machine: The Charmed Circle, Myth & Ritual, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Collaboration: Artists and Architects, New York Historical Society, New York City, USA
Whitney Biennial-1981, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA
Natur- Skulptur, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Hoodo (Laura) Vertical And Horizontal Cross Sections Of Ether Wind, Metaphor, New Projects By Contemporary Sculptors, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture, Washington D.C., USA

1980
American Drawing in Black & White: 1970-80, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
Machineworks, ICA, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Myth & Ritual, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Metaphor, New Projects…, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA

1979
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Contemporary Sculpture, Selections from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1978
Made by Sculptors, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland
A Great Big Drawing Show, Institute of Art & Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

1976
Wooden Posts Surrounded By Fire Pits, Sculpture Sited, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York, USA

1975
Simple Network Of Underground Wells And Tunnels, Projects in Nature, Merriwold, Far Hills, USA
Scaffolding, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City, USA

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, USA
Interventions in Landscape, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1972
Untitled V, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
Communications, Inhibodress Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1971
26 Contemporary Women Artists, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

 

PUBLICLY  SITED  WORKS

2015
Super Twister for Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

2014
Park Avenue Paper Chase: Spring 2014, Park Avenue Mall Installation, New York, NY, USA

2013
Super Twister for University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2012
The Game of Flyers Part Two, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA, USA
The Butterfly Effect, Permanent Public Artwork for Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

2011
Re-construction of A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, USA

2010
Accelerations, Interior Relief Sculpture for Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

2009
Startling Whirlwind of Opportunity, Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
New Sculpture for Montbello Recreation Center, Montbello, USA
Entangling/Disentangling Space, Elizabeth Hall, Weber State University, Ogden, USA

2008
On the Interaction of Particles of Thought, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, USA
Whirls and Twirls and a Vortex on Water, Central Broward Regional Park, USA

2007
Strange Attractor for Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport, USA
Ghost Ballet for East Bank Machineworks,  Nashville, USA
The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations, Clayton, USA
A Little Cosmic Rhythm”, 654 Madison Avenue, New York, USA

2004
Portico Sculpture for General Services Administration, Fallon Building, Baltimore, USA
Indoor sculpture for Putnam Hall, Ohio University, Athens, USA
Entrance sculpture for Ramapo College, USA

2003
Dallas Dahlia, Dallas Police Headquarters, Dallas, USA
Spindizzy, Rowland Government Center, Waterbury, USA

2002
Maze 2000, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

2001
Project for US Airways, Terminal F, Philadelphia Int. Airport, Philadelphia, USA

1998
Star Sifter, Terminal One, JFK Int. Airport, Jamaica, USA

1995-97
Tuning Fork Oracle, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

1994-97
Fantasy Sculpture for the Orchard, Kunst in Kattenbroek, Amersfoortse Culturele Raad, Netherland

1996
San Francisco Main Library: Functional and Fantasy
Stair and Cyclone, San Francisco, USA

1995-96
Project for Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, USA

1995
East River Roundabout, E. 60th St. and York Ave., New York, USA

1993
Waterworks Project for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

1992
Project for the New 107th Police Precinct, Queens, USA

1991-92
Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

1990-92
Tree of Life Fantasy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1989
The Islands of the Moons and Suns, La Jolla, USA

1988
Universe Wheel, SUNY Buffalo, USA

1987
Threefold-Manifestation II, Storm King, Mountainville, USA
The Islands of the Rose Apple Tree, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA

1986
The Hundred Small Rooms, Sculpture Park, St. Louis, USA
The Tower of Babel, Bushnami Sculpture Garden, USA

1985
The Chart of Magnetic Forces, Humanic Corp., Graz, Austria

1984
The Solar Wind, Roanoke College, Salem, USA
The Great God Pan, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, USA
The House of Stoics, Lake Biwa, Japan

1982
The Miraculating Machine in the Garden, Douglass College, USA
Nets of Solomon, Parco di Villa Celle, Pistoia, Italy

1980
Collected Ghost Stories From the Workhouse, USF, Tampa, USA
The Game of Flyers, Washington Public Arts, Washington D.C., USA
The Large Scale Dis/Integration, Battery Park City, Landfill, USA

1976
Circular Building, Silver Springs, USA

1974
Williams College Project, Williams College, Williamstown, USA
Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels, Far Hills, USA

1973
Low Building with Dirt Roof  (For Mary), New Kingston, USA

1972
Maze, Gibney Farm, New Kingston, USA