AGNES DENES
Featured works
Artist's Statement
A Manifesto
Philosophy In The Land
Sculpture Magazine
"Book of Dust"
Biography


Agnes Denes is an American artist/scholar of international renown.  One of the originators of Conceptual art, Denes has investigated the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music and transformed her explorations into unique works of visual art.  Denes is also a pioneer of environmental art, dealing with ecological, cultural and social issues in her work which is often monumental in scale.  

Perhaps best know for Wheatfield -- A Confrontation (1982), a two-acre wheat field she planted and harvested in downtown Manhattan, a work that addresses human values and misplaced priorities. In 1996 she completed Tree Mountain -- A Living Time Capsule in Finland, a massive earthwork and reclamation project that reaches four hundred years into the future to benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy.

In 1998 she planted a forest of endangered species in Australia and a cropland in the heart of Caracas, Venezuela.  Agnes Denes has had over 325 solo and group exhibitions on four continents, including Documenta VI in Kassel (1977), three Venice Biennales (1978, 1980, 2001) and "Master of Drawing" Invitational at the Kunsthalle in Nurnberg (1982).  She has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  In 1992 she had a major retrospective at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, for which five art historians contributed catalogue essays.  An artist of enormous vision, Denes has written four books and holds a doctorate in fine arts.

Among her numerous awards are the Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome (1997-98); the Eugene McDermott Achievement Award from M.I.T.  "In Recognition of Major Contribution to the Arts" (1990); the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award (1985); four National Endowment Fellowships and four NYSCA grants; and the DAAD Fellowship from Berlin.  Denes is a Research Fellow at the Studio For Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University; the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. and the Courant Institute at N.Y.U.  She lectures extensively at universities in the U.S. and abroad and has participated in global conferences in Moscow, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Kyoto, etc. 

Selected public collections include:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; National Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art; and Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.; Kunsthalle, Nurnberg,; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, and many others.


FEATURED WORKS

Wheatfield — A Confrontation

2 Acres of wheat planted & harvested, Battery Park landfill, downtown Manhattan summer 1982
(with Statue of Liberty across the Hudson)

After months of preparations, in May 1982, a 2-acre wheat field was planted on a landfill in lower Manhattan, two blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center, facing the Statue of Liberty. Two hundred truckloads of dirt were brought in and 285 furrows were dug by hand cleared of rocks and garbage. The seeds were down by hand and the furrows covered with soil. The field was maintained for four months, cleared of wheat smut, weeded, fertilized and sprayed against mildew fungus, and an irrigation system set up. The crop was harvested on August 16 and yielded over 1000 pounds of healthy, golden wheat.

Planting and harvesting a field of wheat on land worth $4.5 billion created a powerful paradox. Wheatfield was a symbol, a universal concept, it represented food, energy, commerce, world trade, economics. It referred to mismanagement, waste, world hunger and ecological concerns. It called attention to our misplaced priorities. The harvested grain traveled to twenty-eight cities around the world in an exhibition called “The International Art Show for the End of World Hunger”, organized by the Minnesota Museum of Art (1987-90). The seeds were eventually carried away by people who planted them in many parts of the globe.

Tree Mountain — A living Time Capsule
11,000 People, 11,000 Trees, 400 Years 1992-1996, Ylojavi, Finland

A huge manmade mountain measuring 420 meters long, 270 meters wide, 28 meters high and elliptical in shape was planted with eleven thousand trees by eleven thousand people from all over the world at the Pinzio gravel pits near Ylojarvi, Finland, as part of the massive earthwork and land reclamation project by environmental artist Agnes Denes. The project was officially announced by the Finnish contribution to help alleviate the world’s ecological stress. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Tree Mountain is protected land to be maintained for four centuries, eventually creating a virgin forest. The trees are planted in an intricate mathematical pattern derived from a combination of the golden section and the pineapple/sunflower patterns.

Tree Mountain is the largest monument on earth that is international in scope, unparalleled in duration, and not dedicated to the human ego, but to benefit future generations with meaningful legacy. People who planted the trees received certificated acknowledging them as custodians of the trees. The certificate is an inheritable document valid for twenty or more generations in the future. The project is innovative nationally and worldwide. This is the very first time in Finland and among the first ones in the world when an artist restores environmental damage with environmental art planned for this and future generations. Tree Mountain, conceived in 1982, affirms humanity’s commitment to the future well being of ecological, social and cultural life on the planet. It is designed to unite the human intellect with the majesty of nature.

A Forest for Australia
6000 tress of varying heights plant3ed into five spirals to form steps pyrmids, Altoona Treatment plant, Melbourne, Australia.

Uprooted and Deified
Two-meter banner with tree image and poetry installed above Via Garibaldi, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2001.
Fully grown tree was unearthed with its roots intact, then painted gold and installed floating horizontally in midair, for the Goteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal, Sweden, summer 2001.

Masterplan -Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie
Twenty-five year masterplan to bring into prominence and environmentally sustainable the 100 km long defense line dotted with 70 forest built from the 16th to the mid-19th centuries in the center region of the Neatherlands.  Belveder Project, 2001.
Inundation Map; Proposed Forestations; Proposed Windmill Locations; Present/Proposed Wildlife Preserves, Wildflower Meadows and Gardens; Proposed Crystal/Glass Fort.


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My work ranges between individual creation and social consciousness.  It addresses the challenges of global survival and is often monumental in scale.

I plant forests on abused land, and grow fields of grain in the heart of megacities.  These works are intended to help the environment and benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy.

My environmental works include: Wheatfield -- A Confrontation, a 2-acre wheatfield planted and harvested in Manhattan's financial district on land worth $4.5 billion, in order to make a statement about misplaced priorities.

North Waterfront Park Masterplan of a 97-acre landfill was the first conversion to propose bioremediation programs and a 12-acre wildlife sanctuary (Berkeley, 1990).

Tree Mountain -- A Living Time Capsule is a vast earthwork and reclamation project involving eleven thousand people who came from all over the world to plant trees on a mountain built from mined land material. Now a national monument, Tree Mountain will be maintained for four centuries thereby creating a virgin forest.  Planters received certificates of custodianship valid for twenty generations in the future--a first in human history (Finland, 1992-96).

In 1998 I planted a forest in Melbourne, Australia.  Six thousand trees were planted into five spirals with trees of varying heights thereby creating a step pyramid for each spiral.  These forests stop land erosion and desertification.

Early this year I completed Poetry Walk: Reflections--Pools of Thought, The project consists of 20 large granites carved with poetry, embedded into the lawn of the University of Virginia, 535x50 ft.  The work includes a Time Capsule to be opened 3000 A.D.

Presently I am invited to work on the Belvedere Project in Holland, which consists of bringing into prominence all the 19th century forts in an 85 kilometer long line in the center of Holland.  I am a finalist also on the Irish Hunger Memorial, a half-acre site in Battery Park City in Manhattan, scheduled for completion in 2001.

The philosophy behind my work is to create intelligent and beautiful works of art that educate people and earn their place in the public arena by making people feel good about themselves and their surroundings.  My work speaks to people from all walks of life creating a strong impact that becomes identified with the site, building or neighborhood, giving it special identity.

copyright Agnes Denes
New York 2000


A MANIFESTO

Working with a paradox

defining the elusive

visualizing the invisible

communicating the incommunicable

not accepting the limitations society has accepted

seeing in new ways

living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years

using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition

achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness

being creatively obsessive

questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining

understanding the finitude of human existence and still striving to create beauty and provocative reasoning

finding new concepts, recognizing new patterns

desiring to know the importance or insignificance of existence

seeing reality and still being able to dream

persisting in the eternal search

copyright 1970 agnes denes


PHILOSOPHY IN THE LAND

Agnes Denes is one of the truly innovative artists of our era whose work defies classification. Her concerns and explorations have spanned philosophy, the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, linguistics and psychology. She has approached these disciplines not only with rigorous investigation, but also with artistic intuition, creating exquisite drawings which give precision to the imagination. Critics like Robert Hobbs, Donald Kuspit and others have compared her drawings and concepts to Leonardo's for the postulation of visual constructs that are profound visions of the universe. Denes's work indeed re-unites the artistic and scientific cultures, which began to separate in Leonardo's time. For the communication of her messages she has worked with many media, including drawing, writing, sculpture, photography, poetry and music as well as direct involvement with the environment.

Denes was one of the first artist to be involved with conceptual art and investigate the relationship of science to art. Also a pioneer of ecological art, she was one of the initial artists to turn to environmental issues, beginning with the metaphor on growth and transformation in Rice/Tree/Burial in upstate New York in l968. In l982 she planted and harvested a wheatfield at the foot of Manhattan next to the towers of the World Trade Center, a rural field in the most urban environment—one of the most telling examples of her continuing work with paradox and contradiction. At this time she is creating Tree Mountain in Finland, a great marker which relates to ecological, social, cultural and global concerns, a work which is communal rather than centered on the human ego. Tree Mountain is created to benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy—a hopeful monument for the millennium.

Peter Selz  1995 

Introduction to the exhibition "Philosophy in the Land", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York


BOOK OF DUST

…Denes has always displayed a highly intelligent and well-studied mind. She is versed in philosophy, science and mathematics – fields of inquiry she has employed throughout her career to create works of art as intellectually sound as any of our time.

In the care of their thought, in their intellectual clarity, Denes’ works reveal(ed) the purpose of geometrical art. As Denes has said: “Pattern finding is the purpose of the mind and the construct of the universe.” With greater exactness, from her 1989 publication Book of Dust: “Everything in our life is but a transitory state and a recombination of this primordial dust. Yet throughout these cycles of change, there is a deeper component of all things that remains constant, unaltered, and mainly invisible - a deeper reality that lies beyond appearance.” (Book of Dust is a remarkable book, the compilation of a stunning array of knowledge compiled to prove its theses. Initially published in a limited edition, it is now very hard to find and its absence is one of the unfortunate failures of the current publishing canon.) In short, her point is that, amid a world of continuous change, there are fundamental patterns to be found in both the depths of the mind and the depths of the universe. Her art, clearly, is intended to illuminate those patterns, and, in the exactitude of her math, reason is one of her basic tools. 

New York Arts Magazine – August 2001

BIOGRAPHY

Agnes Denes
595 Broadway
New York, New York 10012
T (212) 966-0288 F (212) 941-5484
E-mail: agnesdenes@earthlink.net


Selected Solo Exhibitions


1998 Agnes Denes—"Fragmentation" Gallerie Il Bulino, Rome, Italy

1997 "Anima/Persona—From the Rice/Tree/Burial Project", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, N.Y.

"The Pyramid Suite and Project Drawings", View Gallery, New York

1996 "The Visionary Art of Agnes Denes", Gibson Gallery, SUNY at Potsdam, New York

1995 "Philosophy in the Land", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York

l994 "Drawings of Agnes Denes l969-l994," Wynn Kramarsky, New York

1992 "Agnes Denes: A Retrospective," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. (book and travel)

1990 "Agnes Denes - Concept into Form, Works 1970-1990," Arts Club of Chicago, Ill. (catalog)

"Agnes Denes - El Concepto Hecho Forma, Obras, 1970-1990," Anselmo Alvarez Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain (catalog)

1986 Ricardo Barreto Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico 

1985 University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

Northern Illinois University Art Gallery in Chicago, Ill.

1982 "Meister der Zeichnung" (Master of Drawing) Invitational, Kunsthalle, Nürnberg, W. Germany (catalog)

1981 "Print Retrospective," Elise Meyer, Inc., New York

1980 "Agnes Denes 1968-1980," Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. (catalog)

"Anima/Persona - The Seed," Elise Meyer, Inc., New York

"Agnes Denes", Galleriet, Lund, Sweden

Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm, Sweden

1979 "Agnes Denes Work: 1968-1978," Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England 

Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

1978 "Agnes Denes - Philosophical Drawings," Amerika Haus, W. Berlin, W. Germany (catalog)

"Agnes Denes: Work 1968-78," Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (catalog)
Franklin Furnace, New York

"Sculptures of the Mind," Centre Culturel Americain, Paris, France

1977 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.

"Animi Pathema - The Emotional Animal," 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York

1976 Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J.

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, Calif.

"Sculptures of the Mind," University of Akron, Ohio (catalog)

1975 Stefanotty Gallery, New York

1974 "Agnes Denes: Perspectives," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalog)

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1972 A.I.R. Gallery, New York

1968 Ruth White Gallery, New York

1967 New Masters Gallery, New York

1965 Lewisohn Hall, Columbia University, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions


2001 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

"EVO 1", Gallery L, Moscow, Russia

Göteborgs Internationalle Konstbiennal, Göteborg, Sweden

"Kinds of Drawing", Herter Gallery, University of Mass., Amherst

"Markers", Construction in Process, Venice Biennale, Italy

"Waterproof" (Artist explore the future of the Hollandse Waterlinie), Fort Asperen Foundation, Ft. Asperent, the Netherlands

2000 "Art & Mathematics 2000", Humanities Gallery & Brooks Design Center, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Cooper Union, New York

"Collecting Ideas", (Work from the Polly & Mark Addison Collection), Vance Kirkland Close Range Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Colo.

"Cross-Currents in Modern Art" (A Tribute to Peter Selz), Achim Moeller Gallery, New York (catalog)

"Force-fields: Phases of the Kinetic", Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA), Barcelona, travel to Hayward Gallery, London, England (catalog)

"Inventional", Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

"Making Choices" Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Muscle—Power of the View" Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colo.

"Out/Side/In"—Process in Architecture and Design, Huntington Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston, Ma.

1999- "Afterimage: Drawing Through Process", Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA,
2000 Los Angeles, travel to: Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas (catalog)

1999 "Recent Acquistions: Prints and Drawings from 1960s to the Present", Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa.

"Book as Art #II", The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1998 "American Academy in Rome—Annual Exhibition", Rome, Italy (catalog)

"Biennale dei Parchi", Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

"Into Focus/Art on Science," Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

"Light on the New Millennium", International Sculpture Symposium & Art Festival, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea

"Stelle Cadenti", L'Associazione Culturale e Il Comune di Bassano in Teverina, Bassano in Teverina, Italy

"The Serial Attitude", Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Travel: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

"Women Artists in the Vogel Collection", Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga. (catalog)

1997 "Artists—Messengers of Peace" (Art for Peace Collection), Eretz Israel Museum, Israel

"Magie der Zahl in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts", Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (catalog)

"The Private Eye in Public Art", La Salle Partners at Nations Bank Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

"The Pyramid Suite", Trans Hudson Gallery, New York 

1996 "Acts of Obsession" Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York

"Neo-Kinetics: Postmodern Technê", Eight Floor Gallery, New York

"Sub Rosa" Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York

"Sculptor's Drawings", View Gallery, New York

"The Nature of Light", Joyce Goldstein Gallery

"The Boat: Object and Metaphor", Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Travel: The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y .

"Women Artists Series: 25th Year Retrospective, 1971-1996", Rutgers University, New Brunswich, N.J.

1995 "Adding It Up; Print Acquisitions l970-l995", Museum of Modern Art, New York 

"Co-Existence—Construction in Process," Artists' Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

"Giant Earth Projections to Light Up Landmark Buildings" (25th Anniversary 
of Earth Day)," Center for Art and Earth, New York.

"Green Piece," Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, N.Y.

"In Light of Our Reflection," Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, Mass. (catalog).

"Mapping: A Response to MOMA," American Fine Arts Company, New York.

"Prints", Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Benefit, Brooke Alexander, New York

"Sniper's Nest: Art That Has Lived With Lucy R. Lippard", Center for Curatorial 
Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (catalog)

1994 "Blast Art Benefit," Tz'Art & Co Gallery, New York.

"Blast 4: Bioinformatica," Sandra Gering, New York.

"Ipotesi sulla Scultura," Sala Chierici, Venice, Italy (catalog)

"Sculpting with the Environment/A Natural Dialogue," Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, N.Y. Travel: The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1993 "Art and Environment", National Arts Club, New York, NY 

"Art and the Environment," Bowman, Penelec and Megahan Galleries Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

"Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

"Creative Solutions to Ecological Issues," Council for Creative Projects, New York, and Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, N.Y. Travel: Dallas Museum of Natural History, Texas; Laumeier Sculpture Park and Gallery, St. Louis, Mo.; Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn.; Fullerton Museum Center, Calif.; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, N.Y.; 

"Différentes Natures--Visions de l'Art Contemporaine." Galerie Art de la Défense, EPAD, La Défénse, Paris, France. Travel: Barcelona (catalog)

"First Sightings: Recent Modern and Contemporary Acquisitions", The Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado

"Le Onde", San Leonardo of Cannaregio, Venice Italy 

"Reading Prints" Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Women Artist's Books l969-l979." Dia Center for the Arts and Printed Matter, New York

1992 "Americas," Junta de Andalucia for Expo '92, Andalucia Pavilion, Convento de Santa Clara, Moguer, Spain (catalog)

"Art About the Environment", Center for Art & Earth, New York

"Artists Who Interpret the Earth and Its Systems: Deep Ecology in the Arts, Toward a New Paradigm", International Sculpture Conference, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Penn.

"Blast Art Benefit," Blast (X-Art Foundation), New York

"Completing the Circle: Artists' Books on the Environment," Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minn. (catalog)

"Laboratory Project #7: Atlas," Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

"The Map Is Not the Territory," Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design,Philadelphia, Penn.

"Strata," Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and The Art Museum of Tampere, Finland (catalog)

1991 "Women Making History--Print Portfolio 1976," A.I.R. Gallery, New York

Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, N. Mex.

"The Contemporary Drawing: Existence, Passage and the Dream," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. (catalog)

"Visions/Revisions," Denver Art Museum, Colo. (catalog)

1990 "Artists for Amnesty," Amnesty International USA,Blum Helman and Germans van Eck galleries, New York (catalog)

"Buckminster Fuller, Harmonizing Nature, Humanity and Technology," Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

"Exhibition Diomede," Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum,Clocktower, New York. Travel: San Francisco State University Art Gallery, Calif.

"Garbage Out Front: A New Era of Public Design," Municipal Art Society, New York

"Partnership for the Homeless Auction," Christie's, New York (catalog)

"No Trends," Nahan Contemporary, New York

1989 "A Garden Walk . . . A Selection of Photographers' Views of the Garden," Twining Gallery, New York

"American Prints," Sragow Gallery, New York

"China, June 4, 1989," Asian American Art Center, New York. Travel:Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, N.Y., Buckham Gallery, Flint, Mich.; Mexie-Arte, Austin, Texas; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio. (catalog)

"Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women," Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y. Travel: Blum Helman Warehouse, New York; Grand Rapids Art Museum,Mich.; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.; Murray State University, Ky.; University of Oklahoma Museum of Art,Norman, Okla. (catalog)

"Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85," Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio. Travel: New Orleans Art Museum, La.; DenverArt Museum, Colo.; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Penn. (catalog)

"New York Works at Bjorn Olsson Gallery," Stockholm, Sweden

"Togail Tir - Marking Time," An Lanntair Gallery, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland (book)

1988 "Interaction: Science and Art," Squibb Gallery, Princeton, N.J. (catalog)
"Private Works for Public Spaces," R. C. Erpf Gallery, New York. Travel: Mark Twain Gallery, St. Louis, Mo.

"A Debate on Abstraction: Systems and Abstraction," Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York (catalog)

1987 "Analysis - Textuality - Phenomenology and Visual Arts," Studentski Kulturni Centar, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

"Drawing: 1987," Louise Ross Gallery, New York

"Down to the Sea," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y.

"Graphica Atlantica," Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík, Iceland

"Heresies Benefit," Frank Marino Gallery, New York

"The International Art Show for the End of World Hunger," Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, Minn. Travel in Norway: Sonja Henie-Neils Onstad Foundation, Hovikodden, and StavangerKulturhus; Göteborgs Kontsmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden; Kölnischer; Kunstverein, Cologne, W. Germany; Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens, Paris, France; Barbican Art Gallery, London, England; Circulo de Bellas Artes,Madrid, Spain; Arti et Armiticiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Salas Nacionales de Exposicion, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil; Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela; Scottsdale Centerfor the Arts, Ariz.; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oreg.; Setagaya Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan; El Museo de Barrio, New York

"162nd Annual Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York

"Very Special Arts," Benefit Art Auction, Sotheby's, New York

1986 "Archetype: Eastern Cultures - Western Art of the Twentieth Century," Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (catalog)

"Benefit for Poetry Project," St. Mark's Church, New York

"Creativity," Santa Maria di Castello, Genoa, Italy (see "Commissions")

"V Bienal Americana de Artes Graficas," Museo de Artes Moderno la Tertulia, Cali, Colombia (catalog)"Gallery Artists," Aleman Gallery, Boston, Mass.

"Letters," The Clocktower, New York

"L'Ideogramma Universale," Galleria e Liberia Il Segno, Torino, Italy

"Monumental Space Variations," Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, 
New York

"1986: A Celebration of the Arts Apprenticeship Program," City Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York

"Pay Attention," Brandts Pakhus Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Prints by Women," Associated American Artists, New York
"Prints by Women - Award-Winning Prints," Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn.

"Public Visions/Public Monuments," Soho 20 Gallery, New York.

"State of the Art: An Exhibition of and about Technology," Twining Gallery, New York

"38th Annual Purchase Exhibition," American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York

"Die Wirklichkeit der Bilder," Nurnberg Kunsthalle, W. Germany (catalog)

"Works on Paper," Rutgers National 85/86, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, N.J. (catalog)

1985 "American Art: American Women," Stamford Museum, Conn.
"Art, Design, and The Modern Corporation: The Collection of the Container Corporation of America, a Gift to the National Museum of American Art," National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (catalog)

"Artists and Architects - Challenges in Collaboration," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio (catalog)

"The Comet Show," Light Gallery, New York

"The Drawing Center Show," Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y. (catalog)

"KIS '85," Kunsan International Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Kunsan National University, Chonbuk, South Korea.

"Large Drawings," Independent Curators, Inc., New York. Travel: Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Fla.; in Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery,Manitoba, and Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Saskatchewan; Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, Alaska; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Calif.; Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota at Duluth, Minn. (catalog)

"Mathematics, Clarity and Thought," Rosemont College, Penn. 

"Recent Acquisitions," Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

"Seeing Anew: Noah and the Ark," Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, N.Y.

"37th Annual Purchase Exhibition," Hassam and Speicher Purchase Award, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York

1984 "8 in '84: Franklin Furnace's 8th Anniversary," Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

"Exception 2," Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York (catalog)

"Labor Intensive Abstraction," The Clocktower, New York

"Land Marks," Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Milton & Sally Avery Center for the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. (catalog)

"New Visions," Germans van Eck Gallery, New York

"Projects: World's Fairs, Waterfronts, Parks, and Plazas," Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Ill.

"Sculpture: Exploring Three Dimensions," SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), Washington, D.C. Travel: West Kentucky University Gallery, Bowling Green, Ky.; San Antonio Museum Association, Texas; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa; Louisville Art Gallery, Ky.; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio; Alexandra Art Museum, La.; Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wis.; Santa Fe Community College Art Gallery, Gainesville, Fla.; Bergstrom-Nahler Museum, Neenah, Wis.; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Ga.; Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Mich.

"Sculpture in Architecture," Germans van Eck Gallery, New YorkStockholm Art Fair, Sweden

"Varieties of Sculptural Ideas," Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

1983 "The Examples of Mental and Spiritual Spaces/Works," Galeria Studentskog, Kulturnog Centar, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (catalog)

"Monuments and Landscapes - The New Public Art," McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, Texas

"New York i Linköping," Östergotlands Länsmuseum, Linköping, Sweden (catalog)

"Petit Format de Papier," Cul-des-Sarts, Ministère de la CommunautéFrançaise, Couvin. Travel in Belgium: Namur, La Louvière, Tournai,Bastogne, Loverval, Gerpinnes (catalog)

"Printed by Women: A National Exhibition of Photographs and Prints,"Port of History Museum at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Penn. (catalog)

"World Print Four - An International Survey" and "ContemporaryMasters - The World Print Awards," World Print Council, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Calif. Travel: California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco; Osaka University of Arts, Japan; Tacoma Art Museum, Wash.; Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Alaska; Edison Community College Gallery, Fort Myers, Fla; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.; El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio (catalog)

1982 "The Alternative Image," John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wis.

"Arte e Scienza per il Disegno del Mondo," (Art & Science for the Representation of the World), Citta di Torino Assessorato per la Cultura, Turin, Italy (catalog)

"Books by Printmakers," Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn.

"Copycat Show: An Exhibition of Photocopy Art," Franklin Furnace, New York

"The Destroyed Print," Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York (catalog)

"58th Annual International Competition," Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn.(catalog)

"Nature Transformed," Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

"157th Annual Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York (catalog)

"Position 82," Galleriet, Lund, Sweden

"Prints America," Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Philadelphia, Penn. (catalog)

"Projections," West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, Ill. (catalog)

"Sweet Art Sale Benefit for Franklin Furnace," Ronald Feldman Downtown Gallery, New York

"Trycksaker - Printed Matters en Grafikutstallning," Galleriet, Lund, Sweden

"Visual Cataloguing and Mapping," Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, 
New York

1981 "All in Line - An Exhibition of Linear Drawing," Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, N.Y. Travel: Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York (catalog)

"GLCA Artists Sponsors Exhibition, 1981-1983," Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. Travel: in Ohio, Denison University, Granville, Kenyon College, Gambier, College of Wooster, Antioch College, Yellow Springs; in Mich., Albion College, Kalamazoo College, Hope College, Holland; in Ind., DePauw University, Greencastle, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Earlham College, Richmond" Insights: Small Works from the Past 15 Years," New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (in conjunction with lecture series "Artists in Ellen Johnson Anthology")

"Lis '81," Lisbon International Exhibition of Drawings, Galerie Nacional de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal (catalog)

"Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions," Independent Curators Inc., New York. Travel: University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder, Colo.; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Ark.; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio (catalog)

"Messages: Words and Images," Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Penn.. Traveled to Ralph Wilson Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn. (catalog)

"Moderna Museet in Brussels," Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

"New Dimensions in Drawing, 1950-1980," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn. (catalog)

"New York City" (Donne in Arte - Viaggio a New York"),Studio Arco d'Alibert, Rome, Italy. Travel: Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

"New York Today," Galleriet, Lund, Sweden

"Petit Format de Papier," Exposition Internationale, Cul-des-Sarts, Couvin, Belgium (catalog)

"Schemes, A Decade of Installation Drawings," Elise Meyer, Inc.,New York. Travel: Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.; Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.;Musée de l'Art Contemporain, Cité du Havre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn. (catalog) 

"Tenth Anniversary Retrospective - The Women Artists Series at Douglass College," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Travel: A.I.R. Gallery, New York (catalog)

"Transformations - Women in Art 70's-80's," New York Coliseum, New York"Vakna!" (Wake-Up!), Galleriet, Lund, Sweden

"Words as Images," Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Ill. (catalog)

1980 "American Drawing in Black and White," Brooklyn Museum, N.Y. (catalog)

"American Women Artists 1980," Museo de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

"Apokalypsis," Nardin Gallery, New York

"Cartes et Figures de la Terre," Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (catalog)

"cARTography," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wis.

"Drawings of a Different Nature," Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oreg.

"Drawings: The Pluralist Decade," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn. Travel: Kunstföreninger Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Henie-Onstad Museum, Blommenholm, Norway; Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (catalog)

"56th International Annual Print Competition," Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn. (catalog)

"The Great Pyramid Show," Fine Arts Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Travel: Midwest Museum of Modern Art, Elkhart, Ind.; Albright College, Reading, Penn.; Wesleyan College, Middletown, Conn.

"Pyramidal Influence in Art," Fine Arts Gallery, Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Ind.; Travel: Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Penn.;Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. (catalog)

"Investigations: Probe, Structure, Analysis," New Museum, New York (catalog)

"Invitational," National Academy Galleries, New York

"Mail Art," Centre de Documentation d'Art Actuel, Barcelona, Spain

"New York Today," Galleri Liljan, Varnamo, Sweden

"Paesaggio Di Paesaggio," Amministrazione Communale de Santa Maria C.V., Milan, Italy (catalog)

"The Pluralist Decade," United States Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy

"Process Analysis," Elise Meyer, Inc., New York

"Reasoned Space," Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. Travel: Art Museum and Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, Calif. (catalog)

"Speaking Volumes: Women Artists' Books," A.I.R. Gallery, New York

"System, Inquiry, Translation," Touchstone Gallery, New York

"Visual Articulation of Ideas," Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, N.Y. Travel: Millersville State College, Penn.; James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va; Everett Community College, Wash.

1979 "American Art from MOMA," Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.Travel: Museum Ludwig, Cologne, W. Germany; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Vienna Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Austria (catalog)"Drawings About Drawing: New Directions," Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C.

"A Great Big Drawing Show," Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, Long Island City, N.Y.

"Group Invitational," Galerie AIX, Stockholm, Sweden

"Recent Trends in American Printmaking," Mitchell Museum, Mitchell Foundation, Mount Vernon, Ill.

Seibu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

"Time Fuse Attitudes," Bulderup, Sweden

"Word, Object, Image," Rosa Esman Gallery, New York

1978 "Artists Books," Franklin Furnace, New York. Travel: in New Zealand, Gorett-Brewster, New Plymouth, Auckland City Gallery, National Gallery,Wellington; in Australia, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, ExperimentalArt Foundation, Adelaide, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane (catalog)

"Artwords, Bookworks," Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Calif.

"Footprint '78," Davis Gallery, Seattle, Wash. (catalog)

"Grids," Pace Gallery, New York Travel: Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio (catalog)
"Imaginary Worlds," Rosa Esman Gallery, New York

"Materializzazione del Linguaggio," Venice Biennale, Italy (catalog)

"Numerals 1924-1977," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. Travel: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; University Art Galleries, University of North Dakota, Grand Fork; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minn.; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine; New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal; Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College,Allentown, Penn.: Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Hopkins Center, Hanover, N.H. (catalog); "Point," Philadelphia College of Art, Penn. (catalog)

Venice Biennale, Italy

"Women Artists Series Year Five," Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. (catalog)

"Works from the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel," University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich.

1977 "Art Stories," Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Calif. 

"The City Project 1977," New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland State University, Ohio

"Computer Genesis: A Vision of the '70's," Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, N.Y. (catalog)
"Documenta VI," Kassel, W. Germany (catalog)

"Drawing Structure," Rush Rhees Gallery, University of Rochester, N.Y.

"Maps," Winter Penthouse Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York 

"Maps: Their Science and Their Art," Museum of Natural History, New York

"Oyvind Fahlström: An Exhibition of His Friends," Galerie Buchholz, Munich, W. Germany

"Space Scapes," Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York

1976 "Art and World," Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, 
New York

"Beyond the Page," Arts Council, Philadelphia, Penn.
"Invitational," Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, Long Island City, N.Y.

"New York, Soho Contact '76," Georgetown College Gallery, Ky. Travel: Junior Art Gallery, Louisville, Ky., and University of New Orleans, La. (catalog) 

"The 1976 Biennale of Sydney," Arts Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (catalog)

"Paper: An Invitational Exhibition," The Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College at Fredonia, N.Y. (catalog)

"Reality Plus - The New Pluralism 1966-76," James Yu Gallery, New York

"Thirty Years of American Printmaking and the 20th National Print Exhibition," Brooklyn Museum, N.Y. (catalog)"Unique Works," Franklin Furnace, New York (catalog) 

1975 Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

"Art in Landscape," Independent Curators, Inc., New York: Travel: Illinois State University, Normal; University of California, Irvine; University of Montana, Missoula; Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.; Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada; and expanded version subtitled "The City Project" at New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Associated American Artists, New York

"Color, Light and Image," International Women's Year Invitational, Interart Center, New York

"Language and Structure in North America," Kensington Arts Association, Toronto, Canada, 

"National Drawing Exhibition '75," Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

"Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of the 60's and 70's from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Clocktower, New York

"Report from Soho," Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York

"USA Drawings 3," Stadtisches Museum, Leverkusen, W. Germany (catalog)

"The Year of the Woman," Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

1974 "CACC," San Francisco Museum of Art, Calif.

"Painting and Sculpture Today," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Ind., and Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalog)

"Projekt '74," Kunsthalle, Cologne, W. Germany (catalog)

"Women's Work: American Art," Museum of Philadelphia Civic Center, Penn.

"Word Works," Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif.

1973 "American Drawings 1963-73," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalog)

Associated American Artists, New York

"C.7,500," California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Travel: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.; Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass.

"Conceptual Art," Women's Interart Center, New York

"Grafische Techniken," Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, W. Berlin, W. Germany (catalog)

Associated American Artists, New York

"Invitational," Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes "Emilio A. Caraffa," Cordoba, Argentina

"New Acquisitions," Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Thought Structure," Pace College, New York

"Women Choose Women," New York Cultural Center, New York (catalog)

1972 "American Women Artists," Kunsthaus, Hamburg, W. Germany

"18th National Print Show," Brooklyn Museum, N.Y. Travel: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

New York Institute of Technology, New York

"International Artistic Encounter," Pamplona, Colombia

"Invitational," Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin College, Ohio

"Kent Invitational," Kent State University, Ohio

"Making Megalopolis Matter," New York Cultural Center, New York

"National Invitational Print Exhibition," Albion College, Mich.

"Oversize Drawings," New York University, New York

1971 "Art Systems," Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Travel: Mus. 
of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru

"New Acquisitions," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

"Oversize Prints," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalog)

"Projected Art: Artists at Work," Finch College Museum, Finch College, N.Y.

1970 "Invitational," Hundred Acres Gallery, New York

"Invitational," National Academy Galleries, New York

"Language IV," Dwan Gallery, New York

"Software," Jewish Museum, New York (catalog)


Commissions, Environmental Sculpture, and Installations


2001 “Uprooted and Deified—the Golden Tree”, (A fully grown tree uprooted, roots intact and painted gold then hung horizontally in front of the Museum of Modern Art, 22 ft above ground) Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal, Sweden (summer/fall) 

2000 "Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie", Masterplan to bring into prominence and environmentally sustainable the 100-km long defense line of 70 forts & fortifications from the 16th -19th centuries, "Belvedere Project", Holland

"The Irish Hunger Memorial", finalist to create a memorial for a half-acre site at Battery Park City, New York 

"Poetry Walk—Reflections: Pools of Thought," (with Time Capsule 2000-3000 A.D.), a permanent installation of 20 granite stones (4x5ft each), carved with poetry embedded into lawn at University of Virginia (535 feet by 60 feet). A Millennial Project, sponsored by the University and the Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia

l998 "A Forest for Australia", six thousand trees planted into five spirals 
forming step pyramids, 400 x 80 meters, Altoona Treatment Plant, Melbourne, Australia

"Sheep", an installation of live sheep at the American Academy in Rome, Italy (while resident there on a Rome Prize Fellowship)

1992-96 "Tree Mountain—A Living Time Capsule," Pinsiö gravel pits, Ylöjärvi, Finland; co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Finland. 420x270x28 meters. 11,000 trees planted in a spiraling mathematical pattern by 
11,000 people from around the world, to be preserved for 400 years.

1995 "Art on the Edge", symbols and poetry carved into edge of Mahtesh Ramon
crater; commissioned by the Artist Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

1992 "Hot/Cold Earthship with Heartbeat," 40 ft wooden barge filled with earth, soundtrack of heartbeat—oars, ancient anchor, ropes, chains. Also: "Stelae II," two hand carved granite tablets (1 ton), commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and the Art Museum of Tampere, Finland for the "Strata" exhibition.

1992 "Roosevelt Island Seawall Project", 200 granite pavers with carved symbols and poetry embedded into a 6500 ft long pedestrian walk along the eastern shore of Roosevelt Island in the East river. Commissioned by the City of New York, Department of Public Art Program, New York. (unrealized)

1990— "Circle of Megaliths with Sundial". Commissioned by the International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, a 10,000 acre wildlife preserve and research center in Columbus, Ohio. (in process)

1991-92 "Introspection I—Evolution". 17 ft mural depicts human evolution. Commissioned by the Harold Washington Library Center. Winner of Chicago Bar Assoc. Young Lawyers Public Art Award. City of Chicago Public Art Program. 

1991-92 Living with Arts Project, Mayor's Commission on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu Police Headquarters, Honolulu, Hawaii (finalist)

1988-91 "North Waterfront Park Master Plan". Art concept, development and design of ninety-seven-acre landfill. Includes 12-acre wildlife sanctuary, fresh water lake, brackish marsh, tidal pools, lighthouses and sunflower and wildflower meadows. Department of Public Works, City of Berkeley, Calif. Master Plan approved 1991.

1986-90 "Flying Pyramids for the Twenty-Second Century," environmental sculpture with coral rock, wildflowers, and water features, Miami International Airport, Metro-Dade County Art in Public Places, Florida. (unrealized)

1988-89 "Bird Project: Visual Investigation of Systems in Motion," research and development grant to produce film on migratory bird colonies in the south of Sweden, American-Scandinavian Foundation

1988 "The Human Argument in Steel & Crystal with Sundial", University City Science Center, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia, Penn. (finalist)

1986-87 "Hypersphere--The Earth in the Shape of the Universe," five-ton etched glass suspension ceiling, and complete lobby design. Commissioned by the First National Bank of Chicago for their New York City headquarters at Equitable Center, New York. Dedicated January 14, 1987.

1986 "Stelae--Messages from Another Time--Discoveries of Minds and People," two hand-carved marble tablets depict major scientific breakthroughs, Santa Maria di Castello, Genoa, Italy. Commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Artemesia, Genoa, Italy.

1982 "Wheatfield - A Confrontation," two acres of wheat planted and harvested, Battery Park landfill, downtown Manhattan. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, New York.

1980 "Anima/Persona—The Seed in 4-D ," the first 360-degree integral hologram, a holographic film of the growth process in motion.

1979 "Probability Pyramid - The Crystal Pyramid and the Seed," commissioned for the Great Ideas Series, Container Corporation of America, Chicago, Ill.

"Time Capsule," Artpark, Lewiston, New.York.

1978 "Time/Fuse/Attitudes," Bulderup, Sweden

1977 "Rice/Tree/Burial" a three-part project that consists of the planting of a rice field 200 ft above the Niagara gorge, chaining the trees in a sacred Indian forest, burying a time capsule and filming Niagara Falls from its edge. Commissioned by Artpark, Lewiston, New York. (catalog)

1968 "Haiku Poetry Burial, Rice Planting and Tree Chaining," the first eco/philosophical work from the "Eco-Logic" series. Sullivan County, New York.


Awards and Prizes


1999 The Watson Award for Transdisciplinary Achievement in the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

1997-98 Rome Prize Fellow (FAAR), American Academy in Rome 

1996 Courrant Institute, Research Fellow and Visiting Artist, New York University

1994 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Ripon College, Wisconsin (Environmental Responsibility)

1993- Studio For Creative Inquiry, Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1992 Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Public Art Award, The Harold Washington Library Art Collection, Chicago, ("Introspection I - Evolution" - a mural) 

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art purchase grant; Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund

1990 The Eugene McDermott Achievement Award "In Recognition of Major Contribution to the Arts," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Council for the Arts, Cambridge, Ma.

1989 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

1987 The Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Research and Development Grant,
American-Scandinavian Foundation

1985 American Academy of Arts and Letters Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Award 

1984 New York State Council on the Arts, Visual Artists Program grant toward the publication of BOOK OF DUST—The Beginning and the End of Time and Thereafter.

1982 The Ann and Donald McPhail Award (first prize), International Print Competition, Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn.

1981 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

1980- Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T., Cambridge, Ma.

1980 Berthe Von Moschzisker Prize, International Print Competition, Print Club, Philadelphia, Penn.

New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Artists Public Service Grant 

1978 DAAD Fellowship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausdienst), Berlin, Germany 

Purchase award, Footprint '78, International Print Competition 

1977 Collaboration in Art, Science and Technology Fellowship, (C.A.S.T.) Syracuse University, N.Y.

1976 Museum of Modern Art Purchase with CAPS matching grant, New York

1975-76 International Women's Year Award, "In Recognition of Outstanding Cultural Contribution and Education to Women and Art,"International Women's Arts Festival 

1975 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

1974 Creative Artists Public Service Grant, New York State Council on the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
Purchase Prize, National Drawing Competition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

1973 Purchase Prize, National Print Competition, Albion College, Mich.

1972 Creative Artists Public Service Grant, New York State Council on the Arts


Teaching


1997 Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg, Austria

1991 Visiting critic, School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

1988 Environmental Arts Workshop, Hartford Art School, Conn.

1986 Universita degli Studi di Genova, School of Architecture, Genoa, Italy

1985 University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1979 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine

1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

1974-79 School of Visual Arts, New York


Lectures


2001 "Art for the Third Millenium—Creating a New World View" Russian State University, Moscow, Russia

2000 "Art & Mathematics 2000", Humanities Gallery and Brooks Design Center, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Cooper Union, New York

"De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie", Fort Asperen Foundation, Holland

"Individual Artists" NASAA, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1999 "Art for the New Millennium—Creating a New World View", Watson Festival of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

"Philosophy in the Land—Art for the New Millennium", Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

"The Concept of Time",(Future Time), Keynote Speaker, Taipei Theatre Auditorium, Chinese Cultural Center, New York

"The Face of Science", (Modern-Day Leonardos,) ArtScience '99, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York

1998 "Arte Per Il Terzo Millennio", Accademia di Belle Arti Di Roma, Italy,
also "The Visionary Art of Agnes Denes" talk by Mirella Bentivoglio 

"Art for the Third Millennium—Creating a New World View", Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea

"Art for the Third Millennium—Creating a New Language", American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

"Environment, Lanscape and Their Reproduction in 20th Century America" a symposium (lecture by Agnes Denes, American Academy in Rome: Philosophy in the Land") Centro Studi Americani, Rome, Italy

"The Artist's Role for the 21st Century", L'associazione "Stelle Cadenti", Bassano in Terverina, Italy

1997 "Art for the Future", Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas

"Art for the Third Millennium: Creating a New Language", American Academy in Rome, Italy

"Have We Transcended Ourselves?" North Texas University, Denton, Texas

"Philosophy in the Land", San Francisco Art Institute, California

1996 "Art for the Third Millennium: Creating a New World View" keynote speaker at Visual Arts Congress, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

"Signs of Intelligent Life", Roland Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, N.Y.

1995 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Mis.

"An Artist's Vision of the Future", E.P.I.I.C., Tufts University, Medford, Mass. 

1994 "Conversations Towards the Third Millennium," Photographic Resource Center, Boston Univ., Boston, Mass.

1993 Art and Mathematics Conference , AM 93, University of Albany, N.Y

"Visual Philosophy and Global Perspective", Art and Technology Speaker Series , Great Hall, Cooper Union NY

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

"Eco-Logic: A Visual Philosophy & Global Perspective," Art & Science Collaborations, Lecture Series, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NewYork

1992 Art School of Tampere, Finland 

Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Great Lakes Colleges Art Association, Studio Seminar, New York

Royal Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

1991 Juror, Urban Follies Design Project, Urban Design Forum, City of Denver, Colo.

"Art for the Earth," Learning Alliance, New York 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Studio Seminar, New York 

1990 Architects House, Moscow, U.S.S.R.

University of California at Berkeley, Calif.

1989 University of North Dakota College of Fine Arts, Grand Forks, N. Dak.

1986 Cultural Center for the National Institute of Fine Arts, Guadalajara, Mexico

University of Genoa, School of Architecture, Italy

1985 University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

1984 "The Evolution of Ideas - Global Concerns", featured speaker "Art in Architecture" conference, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, Conn.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Mass. 

Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla.

1983 Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.

1982 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.

"Art in New York," St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.

Studio seminar, New York

1981 "Women in Art," lecture series, Hunter College, New York, Pratt Institute, New York

1980 Arkivmuseet, Lund, Sweden

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass. 

Hunter College lecture series, New York

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.

1979 Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.

1978 Birmingham Polytechnic Institute, Birmingham, England

"Evolution and the Creative Mind", Franklin Furnace, New York

State University of California, Northridge, Calif.

University of California at Los Angeles, Calif. 

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

1977 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Hallwalls, Buffalo, N.Y.

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.

1976 Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. 

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Calif.

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Pratt Institute, New York 

San Francisco Art Institute, Calif. 

San Jose State University, Calif.

University of Akron, Ohio

University of California at Berkeley, Calif.

1975 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Calif.

Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

Kensington Arts Association, Toronto, Canada

San Francisco Art Institute, Calif.

1974 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

Pratt Institute, New York

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

1973 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.

New York Institute of Technology, New York

Oberlin College, Ohio

1972 City University of New York, New York

Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

1971 New York University, New York


Global Conferences, Symposia, Panel Discussions


2000 "Art & Mathematics 2000", Symposium, Humanities Gallery & Brooks Design Center, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Cooper Union, N.Y.

"Artists Talk on Art—Panel Series Critical Dialogue in the Visual Arts", Phoenix Gallery, New York

"De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie", Fort Asperen Foundation. Holland

"NASAA 2000" Individual Artists peer Group Pre-Conference: "What Do You Mean 'Individual'?, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation & the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pittburgh, Pa.

1998 "Environment, Landscape, and Their Reproduction in 20th Century America", a seminar (lecture by Agnes Denes: Philosophy in the Land", Centro Studi Americani, Rome, Italy

1996 The Visionary Art of Agnes Denes", Interdisciplinary panel discussion of scientists and art historians, SUNY at Potsdam, New York

1995 "Co-Existence, Construction in Process," The Artists' Museum, International Symposium of Artists, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

"20/20 Vision of the Future: Anticipating the Year 2020." Tufts University, Medford, Mass. (E.P.I.I.C.-Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship) 

1993 "Religion and the Earth -- The Earth Charter," ICCRE,International Coordinating Committee, Pawling, New York

"Value Change for Global Survival," Global Forum General Assembly, Kyoto, Japan

1992 "The Artist as Universalist: The Work of Agnes Denes," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

"Public Art for Public Works", Municipal Art Society Fellows, Urban Center, New York

"Talking Circle," 1992 World Congress, Medart International, New York 

"Global Forum Parliamentary Earth Summit," UNCED '92, Palacio Tiradentes, State Legislative Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1991 Juror, Urban Follies Design Project, Urban Design Forum,City of Denver, Colo.

"Art for the Earth," Learning Alliance, New York

"Global Forum--Survival and the Arts," presentation at artist'sconference, Sundance Institute, Utah

1990 "The Global Dream," presentation at Art Transition '90, International Conference on "Art, Science and Technology," Center for Advanced VisualStudies, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass. 

"The Global Forum on Environment and Development for Human Survival," International Conference of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, Scientists, and Artists (chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin), Moscow, USSR

"International Sculpture '90," sculpture conference sponsored by theInternational Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C.

1989 "Art and Public Spaces: Daring to Dream," symposium (Denes: "Public Art and Value Systems"), Sculpture Chicago '89, Ill.

1987 "80's Style," Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.

1986 "Creativity" (Creativita Tra Ruolo Sociale e Lavoro), Palazzo Tursi, Genova, Italy 

1984 "The Evolution of Ideas - Global Concerns" (featured speaker for "Art in Architecture" conference), Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, Conn.

1983 "Art in Architecture," panel discussion at "ArtTable," National Organization for Professional Women in the Visual Arts, New York

1982 "Artists Talk about Their Lives as Artists," panel discussion at "ArtTable," National Organization for Professional Women in the Visual Arts, New York

1980 "Art and the Future," panel discussion in conjunction with "Apokalypsis" exhibition, Nardin Gallery, New York

"Words and Numbers in Art," A.I.R. Gallery, New York

1978 "Evolution and the Creative Mind," reading by A. Denes, Franklin Furnace, New York

"Time and Space Concepts in Conceptual Art," Pleiades Gallery, New York

1977 "An Artist's Challenge . . .," Computer Science Conference, New York University

"Computer Genesis: A Vision of the 70's," Syracuse University, N.Y.

"Drawings in 3 Dimensions," Artists Talk on Art series, SoHo Center for Visual Artists, New York

1976 "Directions in Art Today," Artists Talk on Art series, SoHo Center for Visual Artists, New York

1974 "Abstract Painting's Possibilities," School of Visual Arts, New York

"The Creative Mind," National Gallery of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1973 "Developing Creativity" (workshop and symposium), Wingspread, Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wis.; sponsored by University of Wisconsin "Conference on Women and the Arts," Wingspread, Racine, Wis.

1972 "Artists Speak: Personal Reflections on Their Own Work," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Selected Bibliography: Articles, Books, and Reviews


2001 Gussin, Graham, and Carpenter, Ele, ed. "Nothing", London, England: August and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, 2001, pp 84-88 

Johnson, Ken. "Listings", The New York Times, May 18, 2001

McKenzie, Bryan. "Take a walk among poets...", in The Daily Progress, U. of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

2000 Selz, Peter. "Reviews" (Agnes Denes, Charlottesville, Va.) in Sculpture, vol 19, no. 10, pp 77-78 (text & illus.).

Buurma, Christine. "Poetry Walk to display literary telent", in The Cavalier Daily, April 24, Charlottesvilla, Va.

Ford, Jane. "Bringing art to the surface" in Inside UVA, (Vol 30, Issue 15, April 28).

Gilbert, Chris. "Hindsight/Fore-site: Interpreting Mr. Jefferson", in "64",
(Vol 1, issue 7, August, 2000), pp 30,34, (text & illus.).

Nemitz, Barbara. Trans Plant: Living Vegetation in Contemporary Art, Ostfildern—Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publisher. Essay by Kim Levin: "Gaining ground: a retrospective view of art in nature and nature in art", (text & illus.), pp 13, 16, 42, 43f, 185.

Sutton, Beth. "Environmental Art with a Social Conscience", (Agnes Denes, "Poetry Walk: Reflections—Pools of Thought", Univ. of Virginia) in "64", August 2000, p 34 (text & illus.).

1999 Barreto, Ricardo. "Sculptural Conceptualism: A New Reading of the Work of 
Agnes Denes", in Sculpture. pp 16-23, and cover, (May), vol 18, no 4, (text & illus.).

Smith, Beryl (Joan Arbeiter, Sally Shearer Swenson) editors. Lives and Works: Talks with Women Artists, vol 2. , Lanham Md. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. pp. 61-76 (text and illus.) (paperback second printing)

Uchtrup, von Michael. "Conjuring New Muses", in Art Papers, Jan/Febr. 1999.
(text & illus.).

Wasserman, Krystyna, "Book as Art XI—Inside the Artist's Book." Women in the Arts (Fall l999) pp 18-19 (text & illus.) National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

1998 "Agnes Denes", Galleria Il Bulino, Rome, Rova/Roma.

Kastner, Jeffrey & Wallis, Brian. ed. Land and Environmental Art. London, England: Phaidon Press Ltd. 1998. pp 160,161,261,262,289, (text & illus.)

Mismetti Capua, Carlotta. "Agnes Denes, Accademia Americana", in "Gli orti della cultura", Time Out/Roma, July/August, p. 30-32.

"Incontro con l'artista Agnes Denes", (Un 'iniziativa de "Stelle Cadenti", Bassano in Teverina", L'Eco Della Stampa, Milano, April 24, n. 111, l998.

Lippard, R. Lucy. "Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society", New York: The New Press. pp 192, plate 14, (text & illus.).

Zevi, Adachiara. "La filosofia visiva di Agnes Denes"—"The Visual Philosophy of Agnes Denes", L'Architettura, #516, October, Rome, Italy.

1997 Selz, Peter. Beyond the Mainstream. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, l997. ("Agnes Denes: The Artist as Universalist," reprinted from Agnes Denes, Ithaca, N.Y.: Herbert F. HJohnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, l992). (Chapter 18, pp 9, 235-249, 308-9, 317,) (text & illus.)

Aberlin, Mary Beth. "America the Digital," The Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, May/June, p. 8 (illus.).

Clark, James. "Fields for Thought: The Art of Agnes Denes," Public Art Review (Regarding Land), Spring/Summer, pp 9-13 (text and illus.).

Kevles, Bettyann Holtzmann. Naked to the bone. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. pp. 278-281, 279, 315, (text and illus.).

1996 "Ahtisaarelle nimikkotaimi Puuvuoreen," Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (June 15).

"Ahtisaari instuttaa Ylöjärven Puuvuoren viimeisen puun tanään," Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (June 14).

"Ahtisaari instutti nimikkotaimensa," Nokian Uutiset, Nokia, Finland (June 17)

"Ahtisaaren kone oikkuili," Pohjalainen, Vaasa, Finland (June 15).

"Ahtisaaren lentokone lakkoili," Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland (June 16)

"Arvokasta ympäristönhoitoa," Nokian Uutiset, Nokia, Finland (June 17).

Hilska, Esko. "Ahtisaari ottaa osaa Ylöjärven ympäristöteokseen," Keskisuomalainen, Jyväskylä, Finland (June 13).

Joenniemi, Minna. "Ahtisaari tarjosi takkinsa Suoniolle,"Ilta-Sanomat, Finland (June 15).

"Konevika viivästytti presidenttiä," Hyvinkään Sanomat, Hyvinkää, Finland, (June 15).

Kuspit, Donald. "Agnes Denes: Joyce Goldstein Gallery." Artforum International 6 ("Tree Mountain—A Living Time Capsule"), (February), p. 82 (text & illus.).

Kuspit, Donald. Idiosyncratic Identitites, Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ("Paradox Perfected—Agnes Denes's Pyramids", reprinted from Agnes Denes. Ithaca, N.Y.: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1992). 
pp. 109-120 (text and illus.)

Kärkkäinen, Anne. "Lahjoja luonnolle ja ihmisille," Vihreä Lanka, Helsinki, Finland (June 20).

Koskinen, Sirpa. "Pirkanmaa," Kansan Uutiset, Helsinki, Finland (June 13).

"Le Repértoire Illustré de l'Art Environnemental", ISELP, Institut Supérieur pour l'Etude du Langage Plastique, Bruxelles, Belgique (text and illus.)

"Martikainen, Maire, and Kalle Parkkinen. "Presidentti Ahtisaari instutti oman puunsa Puuvuoreen," Iltalehti, Helsinki, Finland (June 15).

"Martti Ahtisaari istutti nimikkopuun," Uutisvuoksi, Imatra, Finland (June 16).

"Martti Ahtisaari instutti nimikkopuun," Salon Seudun Sanomat, Salo, Finland (June 15).

"Martti Ahtisaari institti nimikkopuun," Savon Sanomat, Kuopio, Finland (June 15).

Pitkänen , Ulla. "Puuvuori kaunistaa soramonttua Ylöjärvellä," Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland (June 15).

"Presidentti Ahtisaari kuntavierailulle Ylöjärvelle," Ylöjärven Sanomat, Ylöjärvi, Finland (June 13).

"Presidentti Ahtisaaren vierailu viivästyi," Uudenkaupungin Sanomat, Uusikaupunki, Finland (June 15).

"Presidentti jaoutui vaihtamaan konetta," Itä-Häme, Heinola, Finland (June 15).

"Presidentti jaoutui vaihtamaan konetta," Kainuun Sanomat, Kajaani, Finland (June 15),

"Puuta," Suomen Kuvalehti, Helsinki, Finland (June 14).

"Puuvuori kasvaa perinnöksi", Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (June 15).

"Puuvuori kuin jättiläismäinen muurahaiskeko," Ylöjärven Sanomat, Ylöjärvi, Finland (June 6).

"Puuvuori muistuttaa ympäristöongelmista," Kansan Uutiset, Helsinki, Finland (June 18).

"Puuvuori paikkaa ympäristön arpia," Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, Lahti, Finland (June 15).

"Puuvuori paikkaa ympäristön arpia," Kouvolan Sanomat, Kouvola, Finland 
(June 15).

"Puuvuori paikkaa ympäristön arpia," Forssan Lehti, Forssa, Finland (June 15).

"Puuvuori vihitään perjantaina," Nokian Uutiset, Nokia, finland (June 12).

Salo, Seppo. "Puuvuori korjaa ihmisen jäljet," Kotimaa, Helsinki, Finland (June 20).

Smith, Beryl (Joan Arbeiter, Sally Shearer Swenson) editors. Lives and Works: Talks with Women Artists, vol 2. , Lanham Md. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. pp. 61-76 (text and illus.)

Stiles, Kristine and Selz, Peter, ed.Theories and Documents of Contemporary 
Art: a Sourcebook of Artists Writings. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 504, 540-545 (text & illus.) 

Tawadros, Gilane, ed. Map. (Agnes Denes: Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space-Map Projections) Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England. pp. 1, 1/24, 2/23,24,25,26, (text and illus.). 

Tikkanen, Elisa Koonnut. "Vuori puusta," Kodin Kuvalehti, Vantaaa, Finland 
(June 12).

Tuomi, Raimo. "Ahtisaari ei nouse Ylöjärven hiekkavuorelle," Aamulehti, Tempere, Finland (June 7).

Vuori, Kristiina. "Vielakin Puuvuoresta," Ylöjärven Sanomat, Ylöjärvi, Finland (June 13).

Wagner, Monika. "Gras, Steine, Erde. Naturspolien in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst." (Weizen in der Stadt: Wheatfield—a Confrontation) MuseumsKunde 61, Deutschen Museumbund, (September), p. 26-36 (text & illus.)

"Ympäristötaideteos Ylöjärvelle," Kristityn Vastuu, Helsinki, Finland (June 13).

1995 Dickerson, Paul, guest ed. New Observations , No. 105 ("Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space -- Map Projection I -- Amorphous Continents,"1979) (illus.).

Kalil, Frederick. "Art: the Technology of Creative Expression." Tufts Journal, l3 (March), pp. 6-7 (illus.).

Oakes, Baile, ed. Sculpting With the Environment. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold (text and illus.).

Prints and Photographs Published. "The Pyramid Suite, 1993-94." Print Collector's Newsletter 26 (May/June), p. 64 (text and illus.).

Robinson, Walter. "Front Page: Tree Mountain in Finland." Art in America 83 (January), p. 29 (text and illus.).

1994 Bentivoglio, Mirella, "Agnes Denes: Wynn Kramarsky Studio." Terzio Occhio 20 (September), p. 62. 

"Land Art," Temps El, Barcelona, Spain (January 24), p. 92 (text & illus.).

"L'art de la terra," Nov Diari (Barna), Barcelona, Spain (January 21) , p. 42 (text and illus.).

Mitchell, W.J.T. , ed. Art and the Public Sphere. Chicago, Il.: University of Chicago Press, ("The Dream," reprinted from Critical Inquiry).

1993 Agnes Denes: A Retrospective," The American Federation of Arts Exhibitions Program 1993-1994 New York: The American Federation of Arts, p.9. 

Chayat, Sherry. "Agnes Denes." ARTnews (March), p. 110.

Contemporary Art, Catalogue 97, Parts 1 and 2 (private collections of Robert Pinkus-Witten and Ellen Johnson) Boston: Ars Libri, Ltd. Five books by Agnes Denes. 

Heartney, Eleanor. "Agnes Denes at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art., Cornell University", Art in America 81, (April 1993), pp. 135, 136. (text and illus.)

Konno, Kumi. "Mirror of Memory." Commercial Photo,, Tokyo. (Agnes Denes:
Wheatfield - A Confrontation and Tree Mountain, text and illus., in Japanese, vol XII. no 363), Interview by Kumi Konno , "Agnes Denes: Memories For the Future", English publication of "Mirror of Memory".

Palk, Catherine."Art, Science, Society With Agnes Denes", Cornell Daily Sun, Ithaca NY. (Sept. 14), (text and illus.)

Pinkel, Sheila, guest ed. "Introduction: Art and Social Consciousness." Special Issue: Leonardo, (Berkeley) 26, No 5, pp. 365-366.

"Public Art with Function" BT , 76 Tokyo, Japan.

Tobia, Blaise, and Maksymowicz, Virginia: "Confronting New York's Trash", (In Defense of Creation)The Witness 76 no. 6 pp. 22-23 (text and illus.)

1992 "Agnes Denes: A Retrospective," At the Johnson (Member's Newsletter of the Herbert F. Johnson Mus.), (Fall/Winter), p. 5 (text & illus.).

"Agnes Denes: a Retrospective," Members' Newsletter, (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art), (Spring/Summer), p. 3 (text and illus.).

Adams, Barbara. "Denes's Paradox." The Ithaca Times (Oct. 8), p 11 text and illus.). 

Brookner, Jackie. ed. "Art and Ecology-Special Issue", Art Journal, College Art Association, New York. "Wheatfield - A Confrontation/Tree Mountain." (Summer), pp. 11, 22-23, (text and illus.).

Chayat, Sherry. "Agnes Denes: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University" ARTnews 92 (March), p. 118 (text and illus.).

Chayat, Sherry. "Agnes Denes maps universe in space and time", Syracuse Herald American. Syracuse, N.Y. (October 4) p. 12 (text and illus.). 

Hargittai, I., and C. A. Pickover, editors. "An Artist's Personal Statement on Spiral and Other Map Projections." Spiral Symmetry (Singapore and London: World Scientific Publishing Co.), pp. 387-91.

Hartz, J., ed. Agnes Denes (monograph). Ithaca, N.Y.: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (text and illus. by Denes essays by R. Hobbs, D. Kuspit, P. Selz, L. Sims, T. Leavitt).

Grossman, Mary. "New Medium for an Urgent Message."St. Paul Pioneer Press (March 1).

Kivirinta, Marja-Terttu. "Strata artist Agnes Denes underlines our responsibility to the earth--The sensitive artist is also a sensitizer." Helsinkin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland (Jan. 28; text and illus.).

Kivirinta, Marja-Terttu. "Urgent Demand for the Environmental Art of the 1990's." Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland(March 28; text and illus.).

Smagula, Howard. Learning to Draw (London: John Calman & King,Ltd.; U.S.A.: Brown and Benchmark) (illus.).

Rosenblatt, Anna. "Agnes Denes: Using Art to Re-connect Humankind and Nature." Ursus Profile , Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. pp. 21-24 (Fall; text and illus.).

Tominen, Marjaana. "Strata Solves Environmental Issues." Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (March 27), pp. 1, 14 (text and illus.).

Tuominen, Maila-Katriina. "Nyt Saa Kysan Mita Se Tarkoittaa." Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (May 3; illus).

Tominen, Maila-Katriina. "Trees Planted By Us Will Also Survive Us." Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland (Feb. 2; text and illus.).

Wallenstein, Sven-Olov, and Erik van der Heeg. "Opposites Attract--An Interview with Agnes Denes." Material 6 (illus.) 

1991 Cembalest, Robin. "The Ecological Art Explosion."ARTnews 90. (summer 1991; illus.p. 99-101, "Wheatfield - A Confrontation"). Reprinted in Allocations--Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment (Zoetermeer: Floriade Den Haag(1992).

Hall, Stephen. "Uncommon Landscapes--Maps in a New Age of Scientific Discovery." The Sciences (Sept./Oct.; illus.)

Stapen, Nancy. "Drawings at Brandeis ask profound questions." Living Arts Section, Boston Globe (March 22).

1990 Artner, Alan J. "Agnes Denes - Arts Club of Chicago." Chicago Tribune (June 22).

Green, Theodora. "Agnes Denes, The Arts Club of Chicago." New Art Examiner (Sept.).

Hartney, Eleanor. "Landfill Projects." On View - A Journal ofPublic Art and Design 1 (spring/summer), pp. 52, 54-55 (text and illus.).

Merrill, Jennifer. "The Environment by Design--Ecological Art." ZPG (Zero Population Growth) Reporter, p. 3 (text and illus., "Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & The People Paradox--The Predicament").

Neff, John. "On Public Art - Daring to Dream." Critical Inquiry 16, University of Chicago Press (summer), p. 858 (text and illus.). 

Porges, Maria. Book review of Book of Dust, in Contemporanea 3 (summer),p. 123.

Russell, George, ed. "Building the Future." Orion Nature Quarterly 9 (spring), pp. 52-55 (text and illus.).

1989 Murray, Jeannette. "Religion, Reality, and Relativity: The ScientificTradition in Art." Encyclopedia Britannica: Yearbook of Science and theFuture, Chicago, Ill., pp. 28-29 (text and illus). 

"Religão, Realidade e Relatividade: A tradicao cientifica na Arte."Livro do Ano Ciencia e Futuro 1989, Encyclopaedia Britannica do Brazil. São Paulo, Brazil: Publicaciones Ltda., pp. 89-91 (text and illus.). 

Naylor, Colin, ed. Contemporary Artists, third edition, London, England:St. James Press (text and illus.).

Oliver, Cordelia. "Maps and the Artist." Togail Tir - Marking Time - TheMap of the Western Isles. Finlay MacLeod, ed. Isle of Lewis, Scotland:Acair Ltd., pp. 145-48 (text and illus.).

Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist's Book Beat." Print Collector's Newsletter 20(Nov./Dec.), p. 185.

Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy. "Public Art." Encyclopedia of Architecture -Design, Engineering, and Construction. Joseph A. Wilkes, ed. Vol. 4. New York: The American Institute of Architects.

1988 Ahlström, Crispin. "Konst Mot Hunger." Kultur, Göteborgs-Posten, Göteborg, Sweden (Feb. 27; text and illus.).

"A Londra una grande mostra fino al 2 ottobre." Il Gazzettino (Sept. 27).Berglund, Karin. 

"Konstnarer Malar for Svaltande Barn." Dagens Nyheter,Göteborg, Sweden (Feb. 23).

"Bilder gegen den Hunger" (Paintings Against Hunger). Kultur, Der Spiegel, Cologne, W. Germany (April 25; text and illus.).

Boehm, Rachel E. "Prominent Landscaper Hired for Waterfront Park." Daily Californian, Berkeley, Calif. (Jan. 29), pp. 1-4.

Borgen, Trond. "Art Against Hunger in Solvberget - Food for Thought." Stavanger Aftenblad, Stavanger, Norway (Jan. 27; text and illus.).

Cases, Helene. "Les Palettes de la Faim" (The Colors of Hunger). Le Quotidien de Paris (July 18).

"The Debate - One Million B.C. to One Million A.D." Evening News, Bridgetown, N.J. (illus.).

"Gli artisti per la fame nel mondo" (Artists for the end of world hunger). Flash Art 145 (Nov.).

"Introspection I - Evolution," "Art Exhibition." Trentonian, Trenton, N.J. (October 2; illus.).

Pouchard, Ennio. "Arte Contro Fame", Il Gazzettino, September 27, l988.

Schindler, Jörg. "Kunst Gegen Hunger" (Art Against Hunger), Cologne, Germany, (illus.).

Smith, Elisabeth M. "Earth-Shaping Designs." Savvy (June), pp. 16-17.

"Squibb celebrates 50th anniversary with exhibition." Gazette, New Hope, Penn. (Sept. 22) Watkins, Eileen. "Art." Star Ledger, Newark, N.J. (Oct. 28).

Wines, James. "Wheatfield - A Confrontation." De-Architecture. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., p. 172.

1987 Martin, Mary Abbe. "Art Exhibition Aims a Blow at World Hunger." Star-Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept.13).

Schwartzman, Allan. "Public Monuments." Manhattan, Inc. 4 (Aug.), p. 13.

Selz, Peter. "Alternative Aesthetics: Quests for Spiritual Quintessence." Arts Magazine 62 (Oct.), pp. 47-49.

Sims, Lowery. "The Envelope, Please . . . The Experts Cast Their Votes."ARTnews 86 (Nov.), p. 170 (text and illus.).

1986 Hargittai, Istvan, editor. Symmetry - Unifying Human Understanding. London, England: Pergamon Press (illus. and text; essay by A. Denes, "Notes on a Visual Philosophy" illus., pp. 835-48. Reprinted in Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Pergamon Press.)

1985 Castleman, Riva. American Impressions: Prints Since Pollock. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., pp. 136-37 (text and illus.).

Haga, Chuck. "Dakota Durum Helped a Bit of the Country Sprout in the City." Grand Forks Herald (April 14), p. 5a. 

Haga, Chuck. "Food Holds Special Magic for City Slickers." Farm and Home (April 15), p. 44.

Lyon, Christopher. "Strange Hybrids Sprouting." Chicago Sun-Times (March 22), p. 62 (illust.).

Selz, Peter. "Agnes Denes: The Visual Presentation of Meaning."Art in a Turbulent Era. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press.

1984 "Dialectic Triangulation." Print Collectors Newsletter 14 (Jan./Feb.), p. 213.

1983 Lippard, Lucy R. Overlay - Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory. New York: Pantheon Books, pp. 81-82 (illus.). 

1982 "Agnes Denes: A Wheatfield in Manhattan," The Year in Print, Public Art Fund, Inc.

Rückblick, Internationale Jugendtriennale und Meister der Zeichnung Nürnberg, W. Germany: Kunsthalle (compilation of published reviews).

Cohen, Ronny H. "Agnes Denes: Triumph of the Will." Print Collector's Newsletter 13 (Nov./Dec.), pp. 159-61.

Hobbs, Robert. "Earthworks: Past and Present." Art Journal 42 (summer), pp. 191-94 ("Wheatfield - A Confrontation," p. 193).

Johnson, Ellen, editor. American Artists on Art: From 1940 to 1980. New York: Harper and Row, pp. 137-41 (illus. and text).

1981 "Art of Maps and Vice Versa." Milwaukee Journal (Jan. 11).

Cole, David, and Richard Kostelanetz, compilers. Eleventh Assembling: Pilot Proposals. Brooklyn: Assembling Press (illus. of Denes's "Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid" and "Noah's Ark").

Cowen, Mary S. "Computers and the Arts." Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 24).

Haglund, Elisabet. "Forvandlingar i Konsten" (Transformations in Art).Kalejdoskop - Norrsken 5, 6, Ahus, Sweden.

Kuspit, Donald B. "Agnes Denes: The Ironies of Comprehension." Arts Magazine 56, pp. 152-53.

Phillips, Deborah C. "Definitely not suitable for framing." ARTnews 80, (Dec.), pp. 63, 65.

Rice, Shelley. "Reviews, New York." Artforum 19 (Feb.), p. 81.

Selz, Peter. Art in Our Times - A Pictorial History 1890-1980. New York: Harry N. Abrams, p. 531 (illus).

Zanetti, Paola Serra. "U.S.A., New York, New York." Meta: Parole & Immagini 3 (Feb./March), Florence, Italy (text and illus.).

1980 Belford, M. and J. Herman. Time and Space Concepts in Art. New York: Pleiades Gallery.

Bertsson, Asa. "A New Language of Art." Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten, Lund, Sweden (Feb. 26).

Daval, Jean-Luc, editor. "The Space of Communication." Skira Annuel. Art Actuel. Geneva, Switzerland: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, pp. 96-97, 156 (text and illus.).

Eliasson, Karl-Erik. "Truth of Hand and Spirit." Hellsingborgs Dagblad, Helsingborg, Sweden (Feb. 20).

"Female Da Vinci Shows at Galleriet." Lundabladet, Lund, Sweden (Feb. 11).

Johansson, Hans. "Two Poets of Science." Arbetet-Kulture, Lund, Sweden (March 2).

The List. Independent Curators, Inc., New York.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art in the Seventies. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, pp. 31, 123 (text and illus.).

Nittve, Lars. "Nyavärlds-bilder" (New World Pictures). Svenska Dagbladet,Stockholm, Sweden (Feb. 29).

Nordgren, Sune. "Dizzying World Images." Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden (Feb. 28).

Nyman, Ulla. "Hon Visar Det Osedda - Agnes Denes with Human Dust."Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Lund, Sweden (Feb. 9), p. 20.

Perreault, John. "Old Wine, New Bottles, Bad Year." Soho News (June 18).

Rice, Shelley. "Reviews, New York." Artforum 9 (Sept.), p. 70.

Rickey, Carrie. "Art, Systems, Inquiry, Translation." Village Voice. 

1979 Belford, Marilyn, and Jerry Herman, editors. Time and Space Concepts in Art (New York: Pleiades Gallery), p. 129, 133-36 (illus.)

Ferrari, Corinna. "La Bellezza della Logica - Agnes Denes a Milano." Domus 596 (July), p. 51.

Gonzales, Jose Carlos. "Agnes Denes, el Triangulo y la Piramide Perfecta de Pascal." Artes Visuales 20 (Dec./Feb.). Chapultepec, Mexico: Museo deArte Moderno. 

"Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections." Print Collector's Newsletter 9 (Jan./Feb.), p. 203.

Parmesani, Loredama. "Antologia." Segnoll, Notiziario de Arte Contemporanea 11 (March), p. 22, Pescara, Italy.

"Probability Pyramid." Print Collector's Newsletter 9 (Jan./Feb.), p. 192.

Whelan, Richard. "New Editions." ARTnews 78 (March), p. 43

1978 Daval, Jean-Luc, editor. Skira Annuel. Art Actuel. Geneva, Switzerland:Editions d'Art Albert Skira, pp. 111, 152 (text and illus.).

Hafif, Marcia. "New York - Diversificazione Dell Avanguardia."D'ars, Periodico D'Arte Contemporanea 17, pp. 27-28 (illus.).

Lipman, Jean, and Richard Marshall. "Introspection III: Aesthetics." Art About Art. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., p. 78.

Merz, M. "La Biennale di Venezia." Domus 586 (September), p. 46.

1977 Hafström, Jan. "Syner i New York." Paletten 2, Göteborg, Sweden, pp. 2-4 (text, illus., and cover).

The List. Independent Curators, Inc., New York

Marmer, Nancy. "Art." New West (Jan. 3), PSC-17.

Naylor, Colin, and Gensis P. Orridge, editors. Contemporary Artists. London: St. James Press, Ltd., pp. 244-46 (text and illus.).

1976 "Agnes Denes, 4,000 Years, If the Mind . . ." Print Collector's Newsletter 7 (Nov./Dec.), p. 149.

Johnson, Ellen H. Modern Art and the Object. London: Thames and Hudson, pp. 43-47 (illus.).

Lippard, Lucy R. From the Center. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., pp. 2n, 20, 42, 43 (text and illus.). 

Oliva, Achilee Bonito. Europe/America - The Different Avant-Gardes. Milan: Deco Press, p. 131 (text and illus.).

Wortz, Melinda. "Agnes Denes . . . ." Art Week 7, p. 3.

1975 Boetti, Anne Marie. "L'Altra Creativita." Data (July/Aug.), pp. 54-58.

Bourdon, David. "Art." Village Voice 20 (March 3), pp. 92-93.

Picard, Lil. "Brief Aus New York." Kunstforum International, Bd. 13 (Feb./April), pp. 219-23.

Popper, Frank. Le Declin de l'Objet (selections from Popper's Art, Action, and Participation). Paris: Chene Publishers ("Pascal's Triangle"). 

Selz, Peter. "Agnes Denes: The Visual Presentation of Meaning." Art in America 63 (March/April), pp. 72-74.

Smith, Phillip. "Dynamic Visual Systems in Process: The Works of Agnes Denes." Arts Magazine 50 (Dec.), pp. 77-79.

1974 Reise, Barbara. "Agnes Denes: Analytical Works." Studio International: Journal of Modern Art 188, pp. 235-38.

Tannous, David. "Quantifying the Unquantifiables." Washington Star News (Dec. 13), p. E-2.

1973 Lippard, Lucy R. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object. New York: Praeger Publishers, pp. 107-108 (text and illus.).


Exhibition Catalogs


2001 "Experience/Dissolution" , Goteborgs Internationella Konsbiennal, Goteborg, Sweden, pp 8, 38-41, (text & illus.)

"Kinds of Drawing", Amherst, Mass.: Herter Art Gallery, University of Mass. (Essay by Trevor Richardson) pp 8,25 (text & illus.)

2000 "Art & Mathematics 2000", New York, N.Y.: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, (text & illus.)

"Force fields—Phases of the Kinetic", MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain. Essay Guy Brett "Contingency and Infinity", pp 61, 63, 68, 140-141, 129, 133, 219, 221, text & illus.) pp 304-306 (Excerpts from Book of Dust: Agnes Denes).

1999 "Afterimage: Drawing Through Process", The Museum of Contemporary Art,
& the MIT Press, Cambridge & London. pp. 16,23, 64, 65, 66, 107, 109,139,148, (text & illus.)

"Book As Art XI", Washington D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center, pp 1,2,9, (text and illus.)

1998 "American Academy in Rome, Annual Exhibition", Rome, Italy (text & illus.)

Into Focus/Art on Science". Schenectady, N.Y.: Mendeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College (text and illus.)

"Light on the New Millennium—Wind From Extreme Orient", Pusan, Korea: Metroplitan Art Museum, '98 Pusan International Art Festival—PICAF, Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Sculpture Symposium, pp. 101, l61, (text and illus.)

"Women Artists in the Vogel Collection", Gainesville, Ga." Brenau University. pp.8-9, 28, 52, 58, (text & illus.).

"Stelle Cadenti", Bassano in Teverina, Italy:L'Associazione Culturale e Il Comunie Di Bassane in Teverina. p 5, (text and illus.)

"The Serial Attiude" , Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio University. pp 5, 9, (text and illus.)

1997 "Artists—Messengers of Peace" (Art for Peace Collection), Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (illus.).

"Magie der Zahl in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts," Stuttgart, Germany: Staatsgalerie. pp 201-202, 272, 354 (text and illus.) 

The Private Eye in Public Art. Charlotte, N.C.: La Salle Partners, National Plaza. 
(text & illus.) 

1996 The Visionary Art of Agnes Denes. Potsdam, N.Y.: Roland Gibson Gallery, New York University. (Introduction by Dan Mills, quotes from art historians and Agnes Denes). (text and illus.)

Artpartnership, Potsdam, N.Y.: Roland Gibson Gallery, New York University. (Introduction by Dan Mills) (text and illus.)

Women Artist Series: 25 Years, l971-1996. ("Flying Pyramid for the Twenty-Second Century—Environmental Sculpture for the Miami Airport"). New Brunswich: N. J.: Rutgers University. p 32. (text & illus.)

1995 In Light of Our Reflection: Visions of Art and Science. ("Flying Pyramid for the Twenty-Second Century, l984"). Medford, Mass.: Tufts Uiversity Art Gallery, (text & illus.).

1994 Ipotesi sulla Scultura, (essay by Virginia Bardel, curator). Rome: Italy, M.E.R.C.I. (text & illus.).

1993 Creative Solutions to Ecological Issues.. New York and Hempstead, N.Y.: Council for Creative Projects and Hofstra University. 

Différentes Natures-Visions de l'Art Contemporaine. EPAD-"Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie-Délégation aux Arts Plastiques." La Defénse (FIACRE) Paris, France pp. 26, 104, 105, 299, (text and illus.)

Le Onde: Scultrici a Venezia, "The Human Argument, l969-71." Mirano/Venezia: Editrica Eidos (text & illus.).

1992 Allocations -- Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment (essay byRobin Cembalist). The Hague, Netherlands: Floriade Den Haag, Zoetermeer. pp. 190, 191, 193 (text and illus.).

Americas . Seville, Spain: Junta de Andalucia, Expo '92. pp. 38, 91, 96 (text and illus.).

Completing the Circle: Artists' Books on the Environment. Minnesota: Minnesota Center for Book Arts (introduction; pp. 4-5).

Fragile Ecologies (essay by Barbara C. Matilsky). New York: Queens Museum
pp. 50-52, 58. (cover, illus. and text),

Strata. Finland: Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and The Art Museum of Tampere, pp. 25, 96-107, 169-70, 78-83 (text and illus.).

1991 Atlas: Curatorial Laboratory Project #7. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, 
Canada. Introduction by Ihor Holubizky (text & illus).

Contemporary Drawing: Existence, Passage and the Dream. Waltham,Mass.: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University , pp. 4-7, 17-19, 41(text and illus.)

Visions/Revisions. Denver: Denver Art Museum.

1990 Agnes Denes - Concept into Form, Works 1970-1990. Chicago: Art Club of Chicago (text by A. Denes and J. Neff).

Agnes Denes, El Concepto Hecho Forma, Obras, 1970-1990. Madrid: Anselmo Alvarez Galerie de Arte (text by A. Denes, J. Neff, and R. Rosen). 

Artists for Amnesty. New York: Amnesty International USA.

1989 Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women. New York: Hudson Hills Press (illus.; essays by J. Collischan, T. Leavitt, and J. Wilson),pp. 44, 157.

Making Their Mark - Women Artists Move Into the Mainstream, 1970-1985. New York: Abbeville Press, pp. 19, 62, 101, 169, 170-73, 175, 214, 235-36, 244, 286 (text and illus.).

25 Jahre Berliner Kunstlerprogramm. W. Berlin: DAAD, pp. 137, 160 (text and illus.).

1988 A Debate on Abstraction. New York: Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery,Hunter College.

Interaction: Science and Art. Princeton, N.J.: The Squibb Gallery.

1987 Graphica Atlantica. Reykjavík, Iceland: Kjarvalsstadir.

The International Art Show for the End of World Hunger ("Wheatfield -A Confrontation"). New York: Artists to End Hunger and Worldview International Foundation, pp. 84-87, 103.

1986 Archetypes: Eastern Cultures - Western Art of the Twentieth Century ("4000 Years - If the Mind . . ." and "Evolution I"). Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Ethno-graphic Museum, pp. 138-39.

Die Wirklichkeit der Bilder - Selected Works from the Collection. Nürnberg, W. Germany: Kunsthalle, pp. 10,19 (illus.).

V Bienal Americana de Artes Graficas. Cali, Colombia: Museo de Arte Moderno la Tertulia.

Works on Paper, Rutgers National 85/86. Camden, N.J.: Stedman Gallery,Rutgers University. 

1985 Art, Design and the Modern Corporation (The Collection of the Container Corporation of America, a Gift to the National Museum of American Art). Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, pp. 72, 87-88 (text and illus.).

Artists and Architects - Challenges in Collaboration. Cleveland, Ohio:Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts, pp. 11, 34 (illus).

The Drawing Center Show. Bridgehamton, N.Y.: Elaine Benson Gallery.

KIS '85, Kunsan International Show. Chonbuk, Korea: Institute of Contemporary Art, Kunsan National University, p. 85 (illus.).

Large Drawings. New York: Independent Curators, Inc. (illus.).

1984 Exception 2. New York: Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery.

Land Marks. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York: Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Milton & Sally Avery Center for the Arts, Bard College Center.

1983 The Examples of Mental Spiritual Spaces/Works. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Galeria Studentskog, Kulturnog Centar.

New York i Linköping. Linköping: Östergotlands Länsmuseum, Linköping(essay by Bo Nilsson).

Petit Format de Papier. Couvin, Belgium: Cul-des-Sarts, Ministère de laCommunauté Française.

Printed by Women - A National Exhibition of Photographs and Prints. Philadelphia: The Port of History Museum at Penn's Landing (illus.).

World Print Four - International Survey. San Francisco: World PrintCouncil, Fort Mason Center, p. 36.

1982 Arte e Scienza per il Disegno del Mondo (Art and Science for the Representation of the World). Turin, Italy: Citta di Torino Assessoratoper la Cultura.

The Destroyed Print. New York: Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery.

58th Annual International Print Competition. Philadelphia: Print Club, p.3 (illus).

Meister der Zeichnung, Zeichnung Heute 2. Nurnberg: Internationale Jugendtriennale, Kunsthalle, (Denes, U.S.A.; Gafgen, France; Tubke, W. Germany.; U-Fan, Japan); essay on Denes by B. Kerber, pp. 11-44 (text and illus.).

157th Annual Exhibition. New York: National Academy of Design.

Prints America. Philadelphia: Abington Art Center.

Projections. Chicago: West Hubbard Gallery.

1981 Lis '81, Lisbon International Exhibition of Drawings Lisbon: Galerie Nacional de Arte Moderna, pp. 50-51 (illus.) Note: Museum burned before exhibition opened.

Mapped Art, Charts, Routes, Regions. Boulder: University of Colorado Art Galleries (essay by Peter Frank).

Messages: Words and Images. Reading: Freedman Gallery, Albright College.
New Dimensions in Drawing 1950-1980. Ridgefield, Conn.: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (illus.).

Petit Format de Papier. Couvin, Belgium: Cul-des-Sarts, Ministère de laCommunauté Française.

Schemes: A Decade of Installation Drawings. New York: Elise Meyer, Inc. (essay by Shelley Rice).

Transformations - Women in Art '70-'80. New York: Art Expo.

Women Artists (Ten Years of Women Artists at Douglass College 1971-1981). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University. 

"Words as Images." White Walls, Chicago: Renaissance Society, University of Chicago. "Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People Paradox," pp. 38-45 (text and illus.).

1980 Agnes Denes 1968-1980. Cambridge, Mass.: Hayden Gallery, M.I.T. (text by 
G. Garrels and A. Denes).

All in Line - An Exhibition of Linear Drawing. Syracuse, N.Y: Joe andEmily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University.

American Drawing in Black and White: 1970-1980. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum.

American Woman Artists. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de São Paulo.

Cartes et Figures de la Terre. Paris: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Cover of catalog: "Map Projections - The Snail, Helical Toroid" by A. Denes, pp. 236-39 (text and illustration).

Drawings: The Pluralist Decade. Philadelphia: Institute of ContemporaryArt, University of Pennsylvania, pp. 80, 89.

56th Annual Print Competition. Philadelphia: Print Club. 
Investigations: Probe, Structure, Analysis. New York: New Museum (essay by L. Gumbert and A. Schwartzman; text and illus. by A. Denes), pp. 20-24.

Paesaggio Di Paesaggi. Milan, Italy: Amministrazione Communale de Santa Maria C.V.

Pyramidal Influences in Art. Dayton, Ohio: Fine Arts Gallery, Wright State University.

Reasoned Space. Tucson: Center for Creative Photography,University of Arizona. "Map Projections," pp. 12-21.

The Women Artist Series - Tenth Anniversary Retrospective. New Brunswick, N.J.: Douglass College, Rutgers University.

1979 Biennial of Graphic Art. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: Moderna Galerija. Rice/Tree/Burial Project - Time Capsule 1979-2979. Lewiston, N.Y.: Artpark.

1978 Agnes Denes - Work 1968-78. Birmingham, England: Ikon Gallery(essay by Roy Slade; text and illus. by A. Denes).

Agnes Denes - Sculptures of the Mind - Philosophical Drawings(essay by Thomas Deecke). W. Berlin: Amerika Haus, U.S. Cultural Center. 

Artists Books. New York: Franklin Furnace.

La Biennale Di Venezia: From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature, Nature ofArt. 3 volumes. Venice, Italy: International Commission for theHistoric-Critical Exhibition (cur. J. C. Ammann and A. B. Oliva).

La Biennale Di Venezia: Materializzazione Del Linguaggio. Venice, Italy (cur. M. Bentivoglio).

Footprint '78. Seattle: Northwest International Small Format Print Competition and Exhibition.

Grids. New York: Pace Gallery (essay by Rosalind Krauss).

Point. Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art.

1977 "Rice/Tree/Burial Project," Artpark 1977. Lewiston, N.Y.: Artpark, Program in Visual Arts.

Computer Genesis: A Vision of the 70's. Syracuse, N.Y.: Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University.

Dokumenta 6 - Book Three. Handzeichnungen, Von Der Landschaft zu Kosmischen Systemen, Kassel, W. Germany.

Numerals 1924-1977. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery,Yale University.

Paper. Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art.

Sculptures of the Mind - Agnes Denes. Paris: Centre Culturel Americain. 

Sculptures of the Mind (Philosophical Drawings). West Berlin:Berliner Kunstlerprogram das DAAD und das Amerika Haus (introduction by T. Deecke).

1976 Agnes Denes: Paradox and Essence. New York: Franklin Furnace Archive. 

Art in Landscape. New York: Independent Curators, Inc.

Important Post-War and Contemporary Art. New York: Leo Castelli, Sonnabend Galleries, and Sotheby Parke Bernet

Language and Structure in North America. Toronto: Queen Street Magazine, Kensington Arts Association.

New York, Soho Contact '76. Georgetown, Ky: Georgetown College Gallery. 

Paper: An Invitational Exhibition. Fredonia, N.Y.: Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College at Fredonia.

The 1976 Biennale of Sydney. Sydney, Australia: Arts Gallery of New South Wales.

Thirty Years of American Printmaking and the 20th National Print Exhibition. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum.

Unique Works. New York: Franklin Furnace (A. Denes and A. Sondhim).

Women Artists Series Year Five. New Brunswick, N.J.: Douglass College, Rutgers University (introduction by Lucy Lippard).

1975 National Drawing Exhibition '75. New Brunswick, N.J.: Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University.

U.S.A. Zeichnungen 3. Leverkusen, W. Germany: Schloss Morsbroich, Stadtisches Museum.

The Year of the Woman. New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts.

1974 Agnes Denes: Perspectives. Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art (essays by L. Alloway, R. Slade, and S. Sollins; text and illus. by A. Denes).

Kunst Bleibt Kunst - Projekt '74. Cologne, W. Germany: Kunsthalle. 
Painting and Sculpture Today. Indianapolis, Ind., and Cincinnati, Ohio: Contemporary Art Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Contemporary Art Museum and Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Die Wiedergefundene Zeit - Projekt '74. Cologne, W. Germany: Kunsthalle.

Word Works. Walnut, Calif.: Mount San Antonio College.

1973 American Drawings 1963-73. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.

Catalogue of the Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. 

18th National Print Exhibition. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum.

Women Choose Women. New York: New York Cultural Center. 

1971 Art Systems. Buenos Aires: Museum of Modern Art.

Oversize Prints. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art(introduction by Elke Solomon).

1970 Software. New York: Smithsonian Institution and the Jewish Museum.

Strength Analysis. New York: Franklin Furnace


Public Art Publications


1997 "Fifteen Years Ago: Agnes Denes Wheatfield", In Process, Public Art Fund Newsletter, (Spring).

1988 "Flying Pyramids for the Twenty-Second Century, Tamiami Airport, 1986-88." Metro-Dade Art in Public Places. Miami: Metro-Dade Center. 

1987 "Wheatfield - A Confrontation." Public Art Fund, Inc., Annual Report, 1987, Anniversary Edition, p. 38.

1986 "Wheatfield - A Confrontation." Art in the Environment. Boca Raton, Fla.:Boca Raton Museum, p. 131.


By the Artist


1996 "Artistic Vision and Molecular Genetics", Art Journal 55 (Spring: Contemporary Art and the Genetic Code.) New York: College Art Association, pp 34-35 (text and illus. of "Thought Complex").

"Dialectic Triangulation: A Visual Philosophy" and "The Kingdom Series—X-ray of Calla Lillies", Report on Activities, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"Rice/Tree/Burial" (1968-79) and "Wheatfield—a Confrontation" (l982), Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: a Sourcebook of Artists' Writings, Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz, ed. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp 504, 540-545 (text and illus.).

1995 "Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People Paradox—The Predicament," 1980; "Teardrop—Monument To Being Earthbound," 1984; "Snail People—The Vortex," l989. Annual Report, Book Two, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, pp. l0-13.

1993 "Notes on Eco-Logic: Environmental Art Work, Visual Philosophy and Global Perspective." Leonardo; (Berkeley) 26, No. 5, Special Issue: Art & Social Consciousness, pp. 367-366, 387-395, p. 422 colorplate, and cover.

1992 "Introduction: Notes on a Visual Philosophy." Completing the Circle:Artists' Books on the Environment. Betty Bright, ed. Minneapolis:Minnesota Center for Book Arts (illus.), intro., pp. 4-5.

"The Dream." Art and the Public Sphere (anthology of Critical Inquiry writings). T. Mitchell, editor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp 177-195.

"Wheatfield/Tree Mountain," Art Journal, (Summer: Art and Ecology-Special Issue). New York: College Art Association, pp.22-23 (text and illus.)

1990 "The Dream." Art and the Public Sphere, Critical Inquiry 16 (introduction by J. Neff: "On PublicArt - Daring to Dream") (summer), pp. 919-39 and cover. 

1989 Book of Dust - The Beginning and the End of Time, and Thereafter. Rochester, N.Y.: Visual Studies Workshop.

1986 Mental Space - 3, Community for the Research of Space. Belgrade,Yugoslavia: Ethnographic Museum.

"Pascal's Probability Pyramid and the People's Paradox." 1986: Candidate Nominations for Associate Membership. General Meeting of Academiciansand Associations, p. 38.

"Notes on Visual Philosophy." Symmetry - Unifying Human Understanding and in Computers and Mathematics with Applications.I. Hargittai, ed.. London: Pergamon Press.

1983 Lowman, Jr., Paul D. "Faulting Continental Drift." The Sciences(July/Aug.), pp. 34, 39. (illus. of "Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections - The Hot Dog, The Doughnut, The Snail"). 

R. Rabinovich, catalog essay. New York: Center for Inter-American Relations/Americas Society.

"Syzygy." The Examples of Mental and Spiritual Spaces/Works. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Galeria Studentskog, Kulturnog Centar.

"Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & The People's Paradox - The Predicament." The Sciences (Nov./Dec.), p. 57.

"Wheatfield - A Confrontation." Reaktion. Leamon, Alsbach, W. Germany: Verlaggalerie.

1982 "Evolution and the Creative Mind" (excerpt from a lecture at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1978). 

American Artists on Art 1940-1980. Ellen Johnson, ed. New York:Harper and Row.

"Hamlet Fragmented." Shantih 4 (winter/spring), pp. 118-25.

"Time/Fuse/Attitudes" (Bjerred, Sweden), FLUE 2. New York: Franklin Furnace.

1981 "Animale, Rationale, Mortale." Petit Format de Papier, Exposition Internationale. Couvin, Belgium: Cul-des-Sarts.

"Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People's Paradox."White Walls, catalog for exhibition "Words as Images." Chicago: The Renaissance Society,University of Chicago, pp. 38-45.

"Rice/Tree/Burial Project." ARTextreme, premiere issue (fall/winter 1981-82), Richmond, Va. (text, illus., and cover).

1980 "The Debate, 1 Million B.C. - 1 Million A.D." A Critical Assembling.Richard Kostelanetz, ed. Brooklyn: Assembling Press.

"Map Projections," "Rice/Tree/Burial Project." Skira Annuel. Art Actuel. Geneva, Switzerland: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, pp. 96-97, 156 (text and illus.).

"Organic Notebooks." Konstnarsbocker - Artists' Books - Kalejdoskop.Ahus, Sweden: Kalejdoskop, p. 25.

1979 Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections. Rochester, N.Y.: Visual Studies Workshop.

"Pyramid Series." Discovery of the Sources. Skira Annuel. Art Actuel. Geneva, Switzerland: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, p. 73 (text and illus.).

1978 "Rice/Tree/Burial Project." White Walls, Chicago, Ill., pp. 22-28.

"Study of Distortions" and "The Snail." The Image of Nature. Skira Annuel.Art Actuel. Geneva, Switzerland: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, plate 111(text and illus).

1976 Agnes Denes: Sculptures of the Mind. Akron, Ohio: University of Akron Press.

"Artists Books." Art-Rite 14 (winter), p. 7."Books in Review."Print Collector's Newsletter 6 (Jan./Feb.), pp. 171-72.

"Dialectic Triangulation: A Visual Philosophy," "Study of Distortions: Positions of Meaning," "4,000 Years." Sun and Moon: A Quarterly of Literature and Art 1 (winter), pp. 16-19, 20-26, 27-30.

Paradox and Essence. Rome: Tau/ma Press.

1975 "Anti-Object Art." Tri-Quarterly 32 (winter). Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University."Human Dust Series." Visual Dialog 1, pp. 6-7. 

1974 "Dialectic Triangulation," "Study of Distortions, "Studies of Time," "Studies of Truth," "Study of Human Dust," The Human Argument" in "Analytical Works." Studio International 188 (Dec.), pp. 235-38.

1973 "Psychographic." Duration Piece #8, by Doug Huebler. New York: Castelli and Sperone Gallery, p. 40.


Book, Exhibition Catalog, and Periodical Covers


1996 Wirth-Nesher, Hana. City Codes. Cambridge, Ma: Cambridge University Press. "Wheatfield—A Confrontation."

l993 Leonardo, (Cambridge, M.I.T. Press, vol. 26) "Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space--Map Projections: The Snail (helical toroid) and the Water Planet" 

1992 Fragile Ecologies (New York: Queens Museum and Rizzoli International). "Wheatfield--A Confrontation, Battery Park City,,l982"

1990 Critical Inquiry. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, summer, vol. 16)."Agnes Denes, Wheatfield - A Confrontation, Battery Park City landfill, New York. 1.8 acres of wheat planted and harvested © 1982 by Agnes Denes."

Reynolds, Frank E. Beyond the Classics. Atlanta, Ga: Scholars Press."Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections - The Snail."

1982 Regan, Tom. All That Dwells Therein. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press). "Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space - Map Projections - The Snail." 

1981 ARTextreme, premier issue (fall/winter 1981-1982). "Time Capsule 1979-2979." (text and illus.)

1980 Cartes et Figures de la Terre. (Paris: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou). "Isometric Systems inIsotropic Space—Map Projections: The Snail (Helical Toroid)." 

1979 "Natural Science and Mathematics." The Oberlin College Bulletin 78, (July), Oberlin, Ohio. "Map Projections: The Doughnut"

1978 Glassworks 1-3. (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, Inc.). "The Human Argument."

1977 Hafström, Jan. "Syner i New York," Paletten 2, Göteborg, Sweden. "Anima Pathema (The Emotional Animal)"


Public Collections


Albion College, Albion, Mich.
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
American Academy in Rome, Rome/New York
AT&T Corporation Collection
Beijer Collection, Stockholm, Sweden 
Chase Manhattan Art Collection
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Container Corporation of America, 
Denver Art Museum, Colo.
Ellen H. Johnson Collection, Oberlin, Ohio
Elvehjem Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Finch College Museum, New York
First National Bank of Chicago, Ill.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Kunsthalle, Nürnberg, Germany
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Collection
Metro Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, Fla.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée de Petit Format, Cul-des-Sarts, Couvin, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Penn.
Roy R. Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, N.Y.
Rutgers University Art Collection, New Brunswick, N.J.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Syracuse University Art Collection, N.Y.
University of Massachusetts Art Collection, Andover
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Ill.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Works in numerous private collections throughout the world.

Selected Listings

Who's Who in America (continuous listing since l974)
Who's Who in the East
Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who of American Women
St. James Guide to Contemporary Women Artists
Directory of International Biographies
Encyclopedia of the American Woman
Contemporary Artistst
International Directory of Art
Encyclopedia of World Art
Who's Who in the World

Introduction - Exhibition - Opening & Internet Conference - Essays - Press - Contact - Russian Version
For current projects & archives: TheProjectRoom.org (click here)