Nicole Eisenman, Beer Garden with AK, 2009, detail

Nicole Eisenman, Tail End

She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Heads, Kisses, Battles: Nicole Eisenman and the Moderns’ at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (2021), traveling to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2022), Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France (2022), and Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (2022); ‘Nicole Eisenman. Giant Without a Body’ at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2021); ‘Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee’ at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2020); ‘Nicole Eisenman. Sturm und Drang’ at The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX (2020); ‘Baden Baden Baden’ at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2018); ‘Now or Never’, at Secession, Vienna, Austria (2017); and ‘Al-ugh-ories’ at New Museum, New York, NY (2016).

Photo Nathan Perkel
Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman (American, b. 1965) is a Contemporary painter, printmaker, and sculptor, with a wide body of figurative and often humorous work. Inspired by Social Realism and German Expressionism, Eisenman frequently mines art history for her imagery, both satirizing the bourgeois and imbuing them with pathos. Her work is also autobiographical, laced with personal history and sometimes featuring stand-ins for herself or her friends.

Born in Verdun, France, she grew up in Scarsdale, NY. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1987 with a BFA. Eisenman’s first exhibition was in 1990 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY. Her work was included in the 2019 Venice Biennale, 2019 Whitney Biennial, and 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster in Münster, Germany. Having established herself as a painter, Nicole Eisenman has expanded her practice into the third dimension.

Eisenman currently lives and works in New York.

Nicole Eisenman, Beer Garden with AK, 2009, detail
Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman (American, b. 1965) is a Contemporary painter, printmaker, and sculptor, with a wide body of figurative and often humorous work. Inspired by Social Realism and German Expressionism, Eisenman frequently mines art history for her imagery, both satirizing the bourgeois and imbuing them with pathos. Her work is also autobiographical, laced with personal history and sometimes featuring stand-ins for herself or her friends.

Born in Verdun, France, she grew up in Scarsdale, NY. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1987 with a BFA. Eisenman’s first exhibition was in 1990 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY. Her work was included in the 2019 Venice Biennale, 2019 Whitney Biennial, and 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster in Münster, Germany. Having established herself as a painter, Nicole Eisenman has expanded her practice into the third dimension.

Eisenman currently lives and works in New York.

Nicole Eisenman, Tail End

She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Heads, Kisses, Battles: Nicole Eisenman and the Moderns’ at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (2021), traveling to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2022), Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France (2022), and Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (2022); ‘Nicole Eisenman. Giant Without a Body’ at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2021); ‘Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee’ at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2020); ‘Nicole Eisenman. Sturm und Drang’ at The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX (2020); ‘Baden Baden Baden’ at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2018); ‘Now or Never’, at Secession, Vienna, Austria (2017); and ‘Al-ugh-ories’ at New Museum, New York, NY (2016).

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