Arlene Shechet
b. 1951

Arlene Shechet is a New York-based sculptor. Her diverse body of work draws on balance, breath, humor, and failure. Corporeal yet transcendent, her work explores the friction when categories start to slip, giving way to subliminal play.
A major survey of the artist’s work, All At Oncecurated by Jenelle Porter, opened in June 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, with an accompanying book co-published by DelMonico/Prestel. Other recent solo exhibitions include Meissen Recast at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, 2014; That Time, at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC, 2013; .Sum at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, 2012; Blow by Blow, at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Sarasota Springs, NY, 2009; and Here and There, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, 2009.
Shechet is the recipient of many awards, including a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award in 2004, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2010, an American Arts and Letters Award in 2011, and three New York Foundation for the Arts awards. Her work is included in numerous museums and public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 
Shechet lives and works in New York City and upstate New York. 
Arlene Shechet
October 10 - November 16, 2013
Arlene Shechet, Arturo Herrera, Kay Rosen, Tony Feher
Group Exhibition
January 31 - March 2, 2013
Selected Press
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June 2013
Ryan, Paul. "Arlene Shechet - Anderson Gallery." Review of That Time, VCU Anderson Gallery
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February 2013
Benschop, Jurriaan. "Arlene Shechet - Nature Morte." Review of Breaking the Mold, Nature Morte, Berlin
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June 2012
Kley, Elisabeth. "Arlene Shechet - Dieu Donne." Review of Parallel Play, Dieu Donne
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Art in America
January 2012
Hirsch, Faye. "Buckle and Flow."
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New York Times
November 8, 2013
Smith, Roberta. "Arlene Shechet: Slip."
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Modern Painters
June 2015
Shechet, Arlene. "Arlene Shechet: The story behind an artwork in the artist's own words."
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Meissen Recast
Texts by Dominic Molon, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, and Elizabeth Williams Interview by Judith Tannenbaum Hardcover, 176 pages Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.,
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All At Once
Texts by Jenelle Porter, Debra Bricker Balken, David Levi-Strauss, Meredith Martin, Robert Thurman, and Peter Lamborn Wilson Interview by Janine Antoni Hardcover,
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Blow By Blow
Text by Ian Berry Hardcover, 72 pages Published by Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Sikdmore College, Saratoga Springs ISBN:
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Art21: Exclusive

ART21 has released two new videos from their Exclusive series featuring Arlene Shechet and works from her twenty-year survey All at Once at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. read more