Stefana McClure

News

Contemporary Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
(Group Show)
Currently on view

 

Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Columbus Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

January 12 - November 15, 2014

Currently on view


Visiting an imaginary art collector, Das Kleine Museum - Kultur auf der Peunt, Weissenstadt, Germany
(Group Show)
October 26, 2013 - March 1, 2014

Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY
(Group Show)
Opening April, 2014


Biography

Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, 1959. Lives and works in New York.


Education

1980-1984 BA in Sculpture, Hornsey College of Art, London
1995 Post-graduate studies in papermaking, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2013
Science is FICTION, Bartha Contemporary, London

2011
Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland
Secrets & Lies, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Dream Life of Angels, ArtON, Bonn, Germany

2009
The Blue Planet, Bartha Contemporary, London

2008
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2007
TRANSFER | MANGA and FILMS on PAPER, Fruehsorge, Galerie Fur Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany

2006
The Shape of Time, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
The Year Of Spaghetti and other works on paper, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Films on paper, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2004
Don't Look Now and Other Films On Paper, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Lost in Translation, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Films on paper, 123 Watts, New York, NY

2000
Footnotes and Subtitles, Wynn Kramarsky, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY

WUNDERKAMMER, Bartha Contemporary, London

Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

2013
Visiting an imaginary art collector, Das Kleine Museum - Kultur auf der Peunt, Weissenstadt, Germany
Contemporary Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Acquisitions V: FARBEN-COLOURS, Sammlung Schroth, Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Soest, Germany
Summer Show, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK
Passing Time, Curated by C2, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Massachussetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Indian Tantric & Western Contemporary, Bartha Contemporary, London
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjör∂ur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjör∂ur, Iceland
Sin Titulo, Josée Bienvenu Gallery and Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY
Art for Rollins, Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Alfond Inn, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

2012
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Works on Paper, Bartha Contemporary, London
Passing Time, curated by C2, Erza and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (Traveling to: The Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN)
Postcards from the Edge, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

2011
Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA
Art Protects, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

2010
Wünsche und Erwerbungen, Zeitgenössische Zeichnung, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
First Supper, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Ziehersmith, New York, NY
Night of 1,000 Drawings, City Hall, Conway, AK

2009
Home Schooled, Peter Feinstein Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY
Summer Shortcuts: a Drawing Forecast, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Obsession! 09, Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Drawing 2009, The Drawing Room, London
Illiterature, Curated by Mark Carter, Arena 1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Artists Against Aids, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Cutters, Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York & Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
ALL OVER THE MAP, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (Traveling to: Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT; Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)
microwave, seven, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Curated by Josée Bienvenu, Boston, MA

2008
Accrochage, Bartha Contemporary, London
Edges of Darkness, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Illiterature, Curated by Mark Carter, Limn Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Cartin Collection, Ars Libri, Boston, MA
BLOWN AWAY, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (Traveling to: Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR)

2007
Textual Insight, Gallery W52, New York, NY
Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Artists Against Aids, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA
Traveling to: Bedford Gallery at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
What is a Line? Drawings from the Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2006
Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Third Anniversary Exhibition, Fruehsorge, Galerie Fur Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany

2005
Artists for Tsunami Relief, Phillips de Pury & Co., New York, NY
New Aquisitions, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Pages (organized by Buzz Spector), I Space, The Chicago Gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL
Chronos: Time in Art from the Baroque Period to the Present day, Il Filatoio, Caraglio, Italy
Four Times One From Two Thousand and Six, Freuhsorge, Galerie Fur Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany
Minimalist Art Now, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Madison, WI
Dating Data, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in 20th Century Drawing, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Brooklyn Gravity Racers: Pierogi a Go-Go, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Intense Focus, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
MACO Art Fair, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Microwave: Troy/desTroy, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Troy Story, Hostfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Pages, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
10 Jahre, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
Film Revival: Reinvigorating Abstraction in Painting and Drawing, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Graphite and Paper, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Manic, curated by Nancy Doll, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Systems Now, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Madison, WI
Split: Women in Dislocation, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (Traveling to: Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH; traveling to: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME)

2002
Art on paper, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC, Greensboro, NC
Between Language and Form, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Ad Infinitum, a selection of serial works from the collection, Wynn Kramarsky, New York, NY
Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL (Traveling to: Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK)
The Microwave, Cristinerose/Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Five Views of Japan, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, England
microwave, three, 123 watts, New York, NY
By Hand: Pattern, Precision and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2000
Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
The Daiwa Foundation, London

1999
The Artistic Possibilities of the Line, Landesgalerie, Landes museum, Linz, Austria

1998
Drawing Tea, British Artists Exhibition, Kodo-san, Honen-in, Kyoto, Japan

1997
Kampai, Women Artists Exhibition, Tanto Tanto, Kyoto, Japan

1996
Chiaroscuro, Women Artists Exhibition, Gallery Kishodo, Kyoto, Japan
Drawing, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1995
Paper Paper, 2-person show with Moya Bligh, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Two person show with Kinuko Naito, Art Gallery, Takefu, Japan
Wood & Paper, Fuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Touch Please Show, International Paper Symposium ‘95, Meirin Primary School

1994
The Celtic Festival, Invited Artist, Tokyo, Japan
19th All-Japan Student Print Show, Machida, Tokyo, Japan
1st Asahi Beer Foreign Students Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto Seika University Students Show, Kyoto International Community House
Offering, Women Artists Group Exhibition, Gallery Kishodo, Kyoto

1993
Kyoto Seika University Students Show, Kyoto International Community House, Japan

1991
3rd Foreign Students Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Minor Award, Museum of Kyoto, Japan

1989
1st Foreign Students Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Museum of Kyoto, Japan

1986
Detail, Covent Garden, London

1984
Art at home, Islington, London
Degree Show, Seven Dials Gallery, London


Grants and Awards

2011
Visiting Artist, Hochschule für Bredende Künst, Saarbrücken, Germany
Artist in Residence, Field Institute Hombroich, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

2010
Artist in Residence, Field Institute Hombroich, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

2008
Artist in Residence, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Artist in Residence, Field Institute Hombroich, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

2001-02
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1998
Visiting Artist, Awagami Paper Mill, Awayamakawa, Japan

1993
Monbusho Scholarship to study Papermaking at Kyoto Seika University, Japan


Bibliography

2013
Presutti, Kelly. "Stefana McClure", Art for Collins (Catalogue), Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL.
Geo Graphic, Index Book, Barcelona

2011
Dunne, Aiden, "Will Dublin Contemporary draw in the punters?", The Irish Times, June 23.
Haber, John, "A Stone’s Throw Away, Lee Ufan, Stefana McClure, and Idris Khan", Haber’s Art Reviews, April.
Hermo, Carmen, "Carmen Hermo on Stefana McClure", catalogue essay, Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA, August.
Keiter, Ellen, "Drawing Conclusions", curator’s essay, Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, January.
Schiff, Karen, "Karen Schiff on Stefana McClure", catalogue essay, Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, January.
Schlatter, Elizabeth N., "(Art + Text) x Change = Art", curator’s essay, Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA, August.
Priestley, John, "ART=TEXT=ART", Art Papers, November/December.
Unkie, Dave, "Illuminations and Observations -- Dublin Contemporary Edition", Booming Back, October 27.

2010
Burg, Tobias, Neue Tendenzen der Zeichnung, Die Grafische Sammlung im Museum Folkwang.

2009
"Art World recommends, Stefana McClure: The Blue Planet", Bartha Contemporary, London, Art World, June/July.
Newman, Martin, "Stefana McClure’s The Blue Planet at Bartha Contemporary", Daily Mirror, May 7th.
Cover image, Le Journal Des Arts, April 3rd.
Ollman, Leah, "Illiterature at Arena 1 Gallery", Los Angeles Times, March 5th.
Birmingham, Mary, "Cutters", catalogue essay, January.
Davis, Robert, "Life Camera Action: Films on Paper", Paste Magazine (web edition), January 22nd.

2008
James, Laura, "Atlas Sung: CAC’s Uncoordinated and American Idyll dissect Globalization and Popular Culture in New Ways", City Beat, June 18th, 2008.
Norwood, Clare, "Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art", catalogue essay, May.
Gregg Duggan, "Ginger, Shock and Awe", catalogue essay for the exhibition Blown Away, organized by Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January.
Hoos Fox, Judith, "Blown Up", Catalogue essay for the exhibition Blown Away, organized by Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January.

2007
Eshoo, Amy, editor, "560 Broadway: a New York Drawing Collection at Work", Yale University Press, November.
Ribas, Joao, Textual Insight, Catalogue essay, November.
Schlatter, N. Elizabeth, Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, Catalogue essay, August.
Proctor, Roy, "Graphite Show on Tap", Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 19th.
Adams, Alison B. et al. What is a Line? Drawings from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, Yale University Art Gallery, April.

2006
Weckesser, Markus, "On the work of Jill Baroff and Stefana McClure", Catalogue essay, The Shape of Time, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany, May.
Roberts, Byrony, "Art in the City: The Lady and the Tramp", The L Magazine, May 10.
Jana, Reena, "How It Was Done", Art on Paper, July/August, Vol 10, NO 6.

2005
Busto, Andrea, "Cottino, Alberto and Poles", Francisco, editors, Chronos, June.
Beatrice, Luca, "Films on Paper", Duellanti, May.
Ross, Lauren, "Dating Data at Josée Bienvenu Gallery", Art on Paper, May/June.
Lynch, Kevin, "Minimalist Art Now opens at Elvehjem", The Capital Times, February 4th.

2004
Klaasmeyer, Kelly, "OCDelight: Intrincate, Time-intensive works go up at Sicardi gallery", Houston Press, October 14th.
Peiffer, Prudence, One Day After Another: Seriality And The Stuttering Word, from Infinite Possibilities, Serial Imagery in 20th-Century Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, September.
Gopinath, Gabrielle, The Double Life of Serial Drawing, from Infinite Possibilities, Serial Imagery in 20th-Century Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, September, 2004.
Hopkins, Randi, Rikki. "Don’t Lose That Number: “Infinite Possibilities” at Wellesley", The Boston Phoenix, September 3rd.
Egoyan, Atom, "Subtitles: on the Foreignness of Film", MIT Press and Alphabet City Media, September.

2003
Thiessen-Schneider, "Gudrun, 10 Jahre", Catalogue essay, October.
Baron, Reuben M. & Boycoff Baron, Joan, "Film Revival: Reinvigorating Abstraction in Painting and Drawing", Catalogue essay, September.
Johnson, Ken, "Film Revival, Art Guide, Galleries: Other Galleries", The New York Times, October 10.
Barliant, Claire, "The Microwave", Art on Paper, January-February.

2002
Doll, Nancy and Platt, Ron, The 37th Exhibition of Art on Paper, Catalogue essay.
Helfenstein, Josef, Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection.
Johnson, Ken ,"The Microwave, Art Guide, Galleries: Chelsea", The New York Times, October 4.
Barliant, Claire, "Choosing paper", Art on Paper, May-June.
D’Souza, Aruna and McDonough, Tom, An Aesthetics of Dispersal: Succession and Seriality, May.
Landi, Ann, "Stefana McClure at 123 watts", New York reviews, ArtNews, May.
Weinberg, George, "New Exhibit Explores Aesthetics of Language", The Yale Herald, February 1.

2001
Cheng, Scarlet, "Look Ma, No Computers", Los Angeles Times, August.
Lombino, Mary-Kay, "By Hand: Pattern, Precision and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing", Catalogue essay, University Art Museum, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach.
MacAdam, Barbara A., "The Microwave", ArtNews, New York, April.

2000
Kutner, Janet, "Collector Drawn to Emerging Artists", Dallas Morning News.
Keuren, Van et al., On Drawing: A Conversation.
Volk, Gregory, "Concentrated Words, catalogue essay", Footnotes and Subtitles, Wynn Kramarsky.
Ibe, Kyoto, Contemporary Papermaking.

1999
Assmann, Peter, "The Art of the Line", Exhibition catalogue pp. 278-279 ill.

1996
Ishimura, Ryoko, Mainichi Shimbun, April 24.
Kikusawa, Koso, Kyoto Shimbun, April 24.
Benson, John Hart, The Japan Times, April 20.
Sakane, Kahori, The Daily Yomiuri, April 17.


Public and Corporate Collections

Hornsey College of Art, London
The Machida City International Print Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Art Haven 9, Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
Werner H. Kramarsky, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Charles Schwab & Company Inc.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Aflond Collection of Contemorary Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Press
Secrets & Lies

Josée Bienvenu Press Release

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Paste Magazine Online

Life Camera Action: Films on Paper

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Josée Bienvenu Press Release

Art on Paper

Found in Translation: Stefana McClure's subtle abstract drawings spring from an unlikely source: subtitles

The L Magazine

Art in the City: The Lady and the Tramp