Artist: Beverly Fishman

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  • Beverly Fishman is Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department. For the past twenty-five years she has worked as a full-time artist and has dedicated herself to educating young artists. She received her MFA degree from Yale University in 1980 and accepted her first position as adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Art School of the College of New Rochelle, New York, in 1983. Fishman began teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1988 and continued both positions until accepting the appointment as Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1992.

  • Cantor Fitzgerald, New York, NY
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
    Compuware World Headquarters, Detroit, MI
    Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
    Daimler-Chrysler Corporation, MI
    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
    The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
    Dirk Denison Architects, Chicago, IL
    Financial Management Corporation, Chicago, IL
    Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Ken Freed, Boston, MA
    Fred Alger Management Inc., New York, NY
    Gary Wasserman, Naples, Florida
    Gilbert and Lila Silverman, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Hallmark Inc., Kansas City, MO
    Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill
    Istanbul Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
    Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI.
    Joseph Melillo, New York, NY
    MacArthur Foundation Collection, Chicago, IL
    Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
    Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
    Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
    Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
    Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Miami Campus), Miami, FL
    Alfred Taubman, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
    The Prudential Headquarters, Newark, NJ
    Queens College Art Collection, Queens, NY
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
    Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
    UBS Financial Services Inc.
    United Nations Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey (permanent collection)
    United Nations Vienna, US Mission to International Organizations in Vienna,
    Austria (temporary (color catalogue)
    United States Embassy, Burundi (temporary) (catalogue)
    United States Embassy, Mauritius (temporary)
    United States Embassy in Oslo, Norway/David and Doreen Hermelin (temporary)
    University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building, Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (commission)

  • 2010-2011 Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project
    2010 Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award, American Academy of
    Arts and Letters
    2008 Kresge Eminent Artist Award (Nomination)
    2005-2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
    2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
    1990 Artist Space Exhibition Grant
    1989-1990 NEA Fellowship Grant
    1986 Artist Space Emergency Materials Fund
    1979 Yale University Ford Foundation Special Project Grant
    Yale University Ford Foundation Summer Study Grant
    1977 Philadelphia College of Art Weber Award for Excellence in Painting

  • 2013 Focus: Beverly Fishman, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
    Wavelength, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (opening May 17th)
    Artificial Paradise, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI
    2012-13 Pill Spill, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
    2011 Galerie Richard, New York, New York
    Pharmako, Galerie Richard, Paris, France
    Pill Spill, Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, Toledo,Ohio
    2010 Future Natural, David Richard Contemporary, LLC, Santa Fe, NM (color catalogue)
    Beverly Fishman, Pulse Art Fair, NY, NY
    Pharmaco-Xanadu, Project Space, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    2009 Kandyland, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    Beverly Fishman: Recent Paintings, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    2008 Chromo-ecstasy, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, curated by Dr. Sania Papa
    Optical Unconscious, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
    (brochure, essay by Lucy Hartley.)
    2007 Matrix, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takao Richard, Paris, France
    2006 Chromophilia, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    2005 Chemical Abstraction, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Take As Needed, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY
    One a Day, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takao Richard, Paris, France
    Beverly Fishman, Daimler Chrysler Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    2004 Ecstasy, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France (color catalogue)
    2003 happy happy, SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Pharmakon, Wellcome Trust, Two Ten Gallery, London, England (color catalogue)
    From Here to There, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    2002 Beverly Fishman, Boom Gallery, Oak Park, IL
    2001 Feel Good, Gallery 2211 SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
    2000 Pharmaco Xanadu, White Columns, New York, NY
    Drugstore, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Fantastic Voyage, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI (brochure)
    1999 Light and Dark Matter, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (essay)
    1998 I.D. Series, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    Clusters: New Paintings, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
    1997 New Work, Raleigh Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
    Clusters, New Work, Mott Community College, Flint, MI
    1996 Beverly Fishman: Critical Mass, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    Beverly Fishman, Recent Work, Elgin Community College Gallery, Elgin, IL (catalogue)
    Beverly Fishman: Breaking the Code, The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH (brochure)
    1994 Hybrids: Recent Paintings, Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
    1993 Hybrids: New Work, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    New Works, Cultural Art Center, Columbus, OH
    New Paintings, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    1987 Four Winners, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
    1986 Drawings, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
    1985 Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture, Housatonic Museum of Art,
    Bridgeport, CT (catalogue)
    Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Art/Ex Gallery, Stamford, CT
    Connecticut College, Cummings Art Center, New London, CT
    1984 Sculpture, Urbach Gallery, New Haven, CT

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2013 Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
    Heads, Shoulders,…. Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University,Tallahassee, FL
    2012 Segment #3, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
    Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
    Blue, White, and Red, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    Miami Art Fair, with David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    First Year in New York, Galerie Richard, New York, New York
    Petits Formats, Galerie Richard, Paris, France
    Seeing Red, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    2011 No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection, Cranbrook Museum of Art, 2011 -2012 (catalog)
    Miami Art Fair, with David Richard Contemporary,Santa Fe, NM
    Pulse Art Fair, Galerie Richard, NY,NY
    Alternative Surfaces, Dallas Art Fair with David Richard Contemporary
    Abstraction Now and Then, Los Angeles Art Show (FADA) with David Richard Contemporary
    2010 Pop, Op, and Geo Again, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
    Overpaper, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    Ceremonial Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
    Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
    2009 AXA VIP Art Lounge, Miami Basel Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
    Infinitesimal Eternity: Making Images in the Face of Spectacle, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
    ‘opening season’, Artis Causa Gallery, Greece
    Michigan Masters Invitational, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Overview 09, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
    Color, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, IL
    2008 Selection Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
    Mixed Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    Maco Art Fair, Mexico, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Creating Velocity, Community Arts Gallery, Paramount Bank, Ferndale,MI
    Small Treasures, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    Small Abstract Paintings, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris
    2007 Alma Mater, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA
    Op Art: Then and Now, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
    Mixed Exhibition, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England
    Introduction, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Group Show, Toxic Gallery, Luxembourg
    Inland See, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, curated
    by James Yood (catalogue)
    Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, NY, Curated by Robert C. Morgan
    Art Cologne, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Cologne, Germany
    Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard
    LA Art Fair, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
    London Art Fair, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England
    Fresh, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    WHY: Detroit, Detroit Gallery, Detroit MI
    2006 Art Cologne, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Cologne, Germany
    Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England
    Art Basel, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
    Summer Group Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    2005 Paper, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Extreme Abstraction, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
    2004 In Polytechnicolor, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY
    Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    Rotterdam Art Fair, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, the Netherlands
    Frankfurt Art Fair, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Frankfurt, Germany
    2003 Group Show, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
    2002 Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI (color catalogue)
    Loaded, Midway, St. Paul, MN
    Zero Degrees, The Brewery Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Bitchin Pictures, Gallery 2211 SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
    Group Show, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
    Group Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    2001 2001 MCA Benefit Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Colorforms, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (catalogue)
    Made, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY
    RE:production, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
    2000 Go Ask Alice, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1999 Gallery Artists, Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    Beverly Fishman, Heather McGill, Carl Toth: Wall Magnets, Cranbrook Art Museum,
    Bloomfield Hills, MI (brochure)
    Abstraction two to three, Cleveland University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
    Postopia, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    1998 Prime Focus, Illinois State University, University Galleries, Normal, IL (brochure)
    Visualizing Digiteracy, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (traveling exhibition)
    1997 Flirting at a Distance: New Abstraction, Delaware Center for Contemporary
    Arts, DE (catalogue)
    Colors, Contrasts and Cultures, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
    Techno Seduction, Cooper Union Galleries, New York, NY
    Salientgreen, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    1996 Technologyculture, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
    Black and Blue, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    1995 Interventions, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
    Cranbrook Painting 1992-95, Union League Club, New York, NY
    Selections from the File, Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY
    14th Michigan Biennial: The Language of Imagery, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University (catalogue)
    Building the Cranbrook Collection; Acquisitions from Roy Slade’s Tenure (1977-
    1994), Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Recent Acquisitions, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
    Confrontation, Mediation, Transcendence, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Tangible Verifications, University of Akron, Akron, OH
    Split Image, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
    The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center and 395 West Broadway,
    New York, NY
    Signs of Life, OIA, New York, NY
    1992 Beneath the Surface, 148 Gallery, Tribeca, New York (catalogue, R. Rubenstein)
    360’E-Venti, Pino Moleca Gallery, New York, NY and Rome, Italy (catalogue)
    Morphologic, Art in General, New York, NY
    Beyond Nature, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY
    1991 Divergent Currents, Hal Katzen Gallery, New York, NY
    1990 Aspects of Nature, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
    1989 Signifiers of the Spirit, Artspace, New Haven, CT
    Artists from Yale, London Institute, London, England
    New Sculpture, East Hampton Center of Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY (catalogue)
    The Drawing Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
    1988 Hybrids, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington DC
    Blum, Coyne, Fishman, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
    1986 Blum, Coyne, Fishman, P.S. 122, New York, NY
    The Brutal Figure; Visceral Images, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University,
    Newark, NJ (catalogue)
    The Changing Face of Liberty, Women’s Caucus for Art, New York, NY and New
    Haven, and Hartford, CT
    1985 Works on Paper, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT (guest curator) (catalogue)