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Born Houston, TX

Lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

1982 MFA from San Francisco Art Institute
1979 BFA from University of Texas, Austin

PERFORMANCES

(*denotes world premiere)

My Life as an Artist Lecture (2018)

2018 *Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; with Anne Gridley, Frances McDormand, and Lili Taylor


Farmhouse/ Whorehouse, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor
(2017)

2019 The Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2018 The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Wexner Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
*Countercurrent Festival, Match-Box Theater, Houston, TX


Studio Visit
(2016)

2016 *Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Chromatic (2016); collaboration with Susan Marshall and Jason Treuting

2016 The Kitchen, New York, NY
*American Dance Institute, Washington, D.C.

Darker (2015); collaboration with David Lang

2017 Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
2015 *Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

Bodycast, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Frances McDormand (2013)

2019 Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO; with Lili Taylor
2015 Crowley Theater, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, TX
Countercurrent Festival, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2013 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Commonweal, Bolinas, CA,
Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
*Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar (2010)

2017 Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ; with Anne Gridley
2016 Chicago Arts Club, Chicago, IL
Abrams Art Center, New York, NY
Countercurrent Festival, Match-Box Theater, Houston, TX
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2012 Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX
The Prelude Theater Festival, New York, NY
2011 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Houston, TX
The Chocolate Factory, New York, NY
James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2010 The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
*Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

First-Person Shooter (2011)

2011 *Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

I Write The Songs (2009)

2011 SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2009 *River to River Festival, The Winter Garden, New York, NY

LITTLE DOT (2010)

2014 Danspace Project, New York, NY; with New York Ballet Theater
2010 *The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

REREMEMBERER (2009)

2014 Countercurrent Festival, El Dorado Ballroom, Houston, TX
Marfa Live Arts, Marfa, TX
Fusebox Festival, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2011 Theatre Republique, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 *Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY

DECK (2008)

2009 Miller Theater, New York, NY
2008 *Bang on a Can Marathon, The Winter Garden, New York, NY

WORK (2006); Collaboration with David Lang, performed by Real Quiet

2006 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, NM
New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CN
*Muzik 3 Festival, La Jolla, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Poorly Watched Girls, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2011 I Write the Songs, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010 I Write the Songs, The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2006 Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
2005 Millet’s Aprons, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2004 Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
2003 Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND
Queens Museum, Bulova Center, New York, NY
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
1992 Skep, New York, NY
Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
1988 Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury College, VT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera, SITE Santa Fe, NM
2017 Non-Atomic, 215 Orleans, Beaumont, TX
2016 Studio Systems, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2014 I Was a Double, The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008 Family and Friends, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Flatfiles, Frederike Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
Parts of the Puzzle, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2007 In the Belly of the Whale, Tracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY
New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
New Directions in American Drawing, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
New Directions in American Drawing, Knoxville Museum, Knoxville, TN
2006 Birdwatching, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Inside, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2005 Pattern Language, 5 Projects/ Wave Hill, Wave Hill, Bronx, NYC
D.E.N. Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
Pattern Language, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Pattern Language, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Pattern Language, Textile and Fashion Museum, London, UK
Food, Shelter, Clothing, Inter-Faith Center, New York, NY
2004 National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art on Paper 2004, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Curator's Choice, Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, ME
2003 Fine Lines, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, The University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Apex Gallery, New York, NY
637 Running Feet, Queens Museum, New York, NY
2002 Artist to Artist, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
What’s the Use?, (with J. Morgan Puett) University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
2001 Free Exchange, (with J. Morgan Puett) Serpentine Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Domestic Culture, Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, ME
2000 Secret Victorians, organized by The Hayward Gallery, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Secret Victorians, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
Secret Victorians, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, England
Secret Victorians, City Art Museum, Brighton, England
Secret Victorians, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
A/C Project Room, New York, NY
School Reunion, (with J. Morgan Puett), Antony Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
1998 Secret Victorians, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
Secret Victorians, organized by The Hayward Gallery, Firstsite, Colchester, England
1997 Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
1996 Place, E. S. Van Dam Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Project Exhibit, Maryland Institute of the Arts, Baltimore, MD
Collective Histories, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
In Three Dimensions, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
Accumulation, The Work Space, New York, NY
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Triple Feature, Art in General, New York, NY
Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Margulies Taplin Gallery, Miami, FL
1990 Socrates Sculpture Garden, New York, NY
1987 L. Rastovski Gallery, New York, NY

COSTUME AND SET DESIGN

2016-18 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens, by Sibyl Kempson, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY; performance on every equinox and solstice for 3 years

2016 Sequenzas in Quadrilles, by Pam Tanowitz Dance, Joyce Theater, New York, NY

The Loser, by David Lang, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Short Form, by Big Dance Theater, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2015 Now Let Us Praise Susan Sontag, by Sibyl Kempson, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co., Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

2012-13 Ich, Kurbisgeist!, by Sibyl Kempson, staged by Big Dance Theater at The Chocolate Factory, New York, NY, and New York Live Arts, New York, NY; nominated for a Bessie Award for best design

2012 Love Fail, by David Lang, performed by Anonymous 4 at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; University of the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT; Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

AWARDS

2017 Brooklyn Academy of Music Commission
2015 MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2013 Brooklyn Academy of Music Commission
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
2009 MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2007 Danish Arts Council Fellowship
Yaddo Residency
2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Yaddo Residency
2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
1994 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1993 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Marie Walsh Sharpe Arts Foundation Studio Grant
1991 Mid-Atlantic Arts Council Grant
1990 Prix de Rome
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1989 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Yaddo Residency
1988 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


PUBLICATIONS

2011 Berry, Ian, “Suzanne Bocanegra: I Write the Songs,” catalogue published by the Tang Museum at Skidmore College

“Rerememberer,” catalogue published by the Danish Arts Council

2010 “The Suzanne Bocanegra Recipe Card Collection,” Esopus Magazine

TEACHING

2008-09 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Adjunct Fine Arts Instructor, Senior Projects Seminar

1988-99 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Painting

1998 Cooper Union, New York, NY, Adjunct Painting Instructor


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

Shaw, Helen, “Critical Eye: CLOSE STITCHING,” Art IN AMERICA, march 1, 2019

strong, melissa, “best little lecture in philly,” broad street review, february 12, 2019

dube, ilene, “women’s tense relationship with fabric artfully unfolds,” hyperallergic, february 4, 2019

Krieger, Deborah, “Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly watched girls,” this is tomorrow, january 30, 2019

”Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls,” Articulate, January 28, 2019

2018

forsythe, pamela j., “the fabric workshop and museum presents suzanne bocanegra’s poorly watched girls,” broad street review, december 30, 2018

Press, Clayton, “Suzanne Bocanegra ‘Poorly Watched Girls’ at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Forbes, December 25, 2018

Huff Hunter, Bea, “Critics’ Pick: Suzanne Bocanegra,” Artforum, December 2018

Roach, Imani, “Many stages of girlhood Suzanne Bocanegra’s Poorly Watched Girls at the Fabric Workshop and Museum,” The Art Blog, December 6, 2018

Klarich Johnson, Grant, “Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2018

Sullivan, Robert, “Suzanne Bocanegra’s Haunting Beautiful Clutter,” The New Yorker, October 19, 2018

McNulty, Charles, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the farmhouse next door, and unexpected connections in between," The Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2018

Hoffman, Laura. Interview with Suzanne Bocanegra. "Suzanne Bocanegra talks about her 'Artist Lectures,'" ArtForum, April 30, 2018

2017

Haskell, John, “Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell, Interview,” Bomb Magazine, Fall 2017

Lubow, Arthur, "Breaking Through Categories and Conventions at BAM," The New York Times, December 1, 2017

Feldman, Adam, "The top ten theater productions of 2017," Time Out New York, December 15, 2017

Shaw, Helen, "2017: Top Ten Theater Shows That Should Come Back," Divers Alarums, December 2017

2015

“Oscar-Winner, Frances McDormand and Artist, Suzanne Bocanegra Talk About ‘Bodycast’, Talk at Ten Interview,” Marfa Public Radio, January 7, 2015

"Suzanne Bocanegra: Bodycast," Glasstire, January 2015

Krasinski, Jennifer, "Pulling the Plug," Artforum, December 29, 2015

Shaw, Helen, "Helen Shaw's Best Shows of 2015: The ones that should come back,” Divers Alarums, December 29, 2015

2014

Burke, Siobhan, "Dance Listings, Suzanne Bocanegra," The New York Times, September 25, 2014

Kourlas, Gia, "Suzanne Bocanegra Fills Danspace with Little Dot," Time Out New York, September 25, 2014

Siebert, Brian, "Toeshoe Marks the Spot of Color: Little Dot, a Seurat-Inspired Work by Suzanne Bocanegra," The New York Times, September 30, 2014

2013

Simon, Lizzie, "Bodycast Won't Confine This Actress," The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013

Isherwood, Christopher, “You’re Here to Be Lectured,” The New York Times, November 27, 2013

Isherwood, Christopher, “I Can’t Hear You, I Have an Artist in My Ear: ‘Bodycast,’ at BAM, With a Lecturing Frances McDormand,” The New York Times, December 5, 2013

Vincentelli, Elisabeth, “Frances McDormand serves as mouthpiece in ‘Bodycast’,” New York Post, December 5, 2013

Vlastelica, Ryan, “The 25 Best Stage Shows of 2013,” The L Magazine, December 18, 2013


2011

Simon, Lizzie, "The Divine Power of a Solitary Voice," The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2011

LaRocca, Claudia, “This Week Ahead, Dance,” The New York Times, April 22, 2011

Berkovitch, Ellen, “I Write the Songs: Drawings in Flux Quartet’s Musical Inbox,” Adobe Airstream, June 2011

Armitage, Diane, “Suzanne Bocanegra: I Write the Songs/ Pae White: Material Mutters,” Issuu Magazine, August 2011


2006

Woodard, Joseph, "Atmospheric ‘Work’ at Muzik 3 Festival," Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2006


2005

Millett, Ann, "Art on Paper 2004," Art on Paper, January/ February 2005, page 76

Ollman, Leah, “Around the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2005

Dambrot, Shana, “’Collected Recordings’ at d.e.n. contemporary art,” Artweek, October 2005


2004

Wolfe, Julia, "Artists on Artists - Suzanne Bocanegra," Bomb Magazine, Spring 2004, pages 8-9


2003

Levin, Kim, “Shortlist - Suzanne Bocanegra," Village Voice, June 18, 2003

Newhall, Edith, "Talent: Suzanne Bocanegra Takes an Eccentric Inventory of the Past," New York Magazine, June 30, 2003


2002

Kaplan, Janet K., "Give and Take," Art Journal, Summer 2002


2001

Heartney, Eleanor, "Report from London," Art in America, July 2001, page 51


1995

Karmel, Pepe, "Triple Feature," The New York Times, February 3, 1995


1994

Silver, Joanne, "Diverse works at DeCordova quietly inspire," Boston Herald, July 1, 1994

Temin, Christine, "Artists/ Visions: DeCordova at its best," The Boston Globe, July 1, 1994

McQuaid, Cate, "Outside and In," The Boston Phoenix, August 5, 1994


1993

Lillington, David, "Times - Anderson O'Day," Time Out London, June 16, 1993


1992

Holloway, Memory, “Suzanne Bocanegra/Sculpture Center," Arts International, Spring/ Summer 1992

Heartney, Eleanor, "Suzanne Bocanegra," Art News, October 1992, page 130


1991

Kohen, Helen, "Women Artists Illustrate New Directions," The Miami Herald, January 13, 1991, page 2H

Denson, G. Roger, "Suzanne Bocanegra," Contemporanea, January 1991, pages 95-96

Koplos, Janet, "Suzanne Bocanegra at Victoria Munroe," Art in America, January 1991, pages 132-33


1987

Esman, Abigail R., "K.A. Meyer and S. Bocanegra at L. Rastovski Gallery," Arts International, Summer 1987