CAROL SZYMANSKI 

studio.szymanski@gmail.com

carolszymanski.org
emergencyeyewash.org

 

 Solo Exhibitions

2018        Pareidolia, Totah Gallery, New York, NY

2017        The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band, Winter Garden, New York, NY
Curated by John Schaefer WNYC New Sounds Live Series

2016        A Distance As Close As It Can Be, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York,NY

2015        My Life is an Index, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

2014        Cockshut Dummy-a ten year composition, Guided by Invoices, New York ,NY

2012        Pissing Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker, Guided by Invoices, New York, NY

2004        / COCKSHUT DUMMY /, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY 

2002        A-Z, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY 

1998        The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY* 

1996        Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium 

1995        Galerie Samuel Lallouz,  Montreal 

                Minimal Pairs, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

1993        Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 

                Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1991         Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1989        The Asymptote, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1988        The Broken Phoneme, Pence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987        The Broken Phoneme, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

1985        Video Installation, The American Academy in Rome 

                Video Works, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 

1983        Video Installation, Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, NY 

               Video Installation, Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA 

 

Two-Person Exhibition

2017         Carol Szymanski/Barry Schwabsky(Emergency Eyewash), Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY     

1997         Carol Szymanski/Suzanne McClelland, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO 

 

Group Exhibitions

2019           Reset, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY

2018 Social Photography VI, carriage trade, New York, NY

2017           Soft Power, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

2017           Social Photography V, carriage trade, New York, NY

2017           Silver Lining: 25 years of Art , Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

2015           Foundation Barbin 2015, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY

                   In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, curated by Kim Schoen, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts,                           London, UK

2014           A Particular Kind of Solitude: An exhibition inspired by the writings of Robert Walser, The Elizabeth Street Garden, NY,
curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu

                   The Built Enivroment, LES in Istanbul curated by Kathleen Madden at Mixer, Istanbul

                   The Big Egg Hunt, organized by Faberge, New York, NY 

2013           Second Time Around, Lesley Heller Workspace and New Museum, New York, NY

2012           Endless Summer curated by Jee Won Kim, White Box, New York, NY

                   Spring Benefit Auction Honoring Ai Wei Wei, White Box, New York, NY

2011            A Desert in the Ocean: A View from Cill Rialaig, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY 

2010           Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Spain  

2004          Abstraction With a Twist, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY  

2001           Project I, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

1999           Wordsmiths, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, NY * 

                   Phenotypology, curated by Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY * 

1998           Christmasbazaar, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                   Sharp Metal Objects, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 

1997           Light, Sound, Action, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY 

                  Drawn and Quartered, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                  Across Lines: Drawings by Contemporary Sculptors, curated by Dan Devine, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University,

                  Hempstead, NY 

                  Color Detour, curated by Faye Hirsch, Apex Art, New York, NY * 

1996          Sign Language, curated by George J. Haas, Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ* 

                  96 Works on Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 

                  5th Year Celebration, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                  Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 

                  Transformal, curated by Maia Damianovic, Wiener Secession, Vienna * 

1995          Wheel of Fortune, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY 

                  Action Station, curated by Sue Spaid, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA 

                  Michael Gitlin/Carol Szymanski/Keiji Uematsu: Zeichnung und Skulptur, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne 

                  Project: Exhibit, curated by David J. Brown, Meyerhoff Gallery,Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

                  The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany * 

1994          Interdisciplinary, curated by Sue Spaid, Woodbury University Gallery, Burbank, CA 

                  The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                  10” x 10” x 10”, curated by Barbara Sahlman, TZ’Art & Co., New York, NY 

                  Postizum Moods, curated by Sussan Deyhim, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY* 

                  Jours Tranquils à Clichy, curated by Alain Kirili, Paolo Goyannes, Paris; Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY 

                  New Directions, Hybrid Sculpture, Art Finds/Marsha Fogel Gallery, East Hampton, NY 

                  Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 

                  Songs of Retribution, curated by Nancy Spero, Richard Anderson Gallery, NY 

1992          Writing on the Wall, 303 Gallery, New York, NY 

                  The Sound of Silence, Sue Spaid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

                  The Fetish of Knowledge, curated by James Hyde, AC Project Room, New York, NY 

1991           New York Diary: Almost Twenty-Five Different Things, curated by Ryszard Waszko, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY 

                  Breathing Room, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1990          The Totalitarian Zone, Stalin Monument, Prague 

                  Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY    

                  Gallery Artists, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1989          Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, American Academy in Rome * 

1988          Palestra, curated by Vera Vita Gioia, Castello di Rivara, Turin * 

                  Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 

1987          Paint-Film, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY 

                 Apfelbaum/Radloff/Szymanski, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1985         Ironic Naturalism, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY 

1984         Video Installation, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

 

Performances for Instrument/Sculptures and Voice

2017         The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band, Winter Garden, New York, NY 
curated by John Schaefer, WNYC with Ben Neill and Pauline Oliveros

2016         MANITOGA, performance with alphabet horns with Ben Neill, The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY 

2015         Lost Edge of a Square/Dark Corner/Obscure with Betsy McClelland and Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New                     York, NY

2014         MANITOGA, performance with alphabet horns with Ben Neill, The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY

2012         SWAPS, performance by Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Guided by Invoices, New York NY

                 Big Thoughts, performance with Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

1996         Untitled performance with Ingrid Jensen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

1995         Untitled performance with Leo Smith, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA 

1993         The King of Thule (Excerpt), with Ben Neill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY 

                 Tongue Tied, with Betsy McClelland and Leo Smith, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992         Untitled performance with Leo Smith, Don & Mera Rubell residence, East Hampton, NY 

                 Untitled performance with Monique Buzzarte, 55 Ferris Street, Brooklyn, NY 

1991          Antiphony, with Ben Neill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY 

                 Untitled performance with Dewey Redman, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY 

 

Works for Publication

2019         CONTRA-DIA, Gervais Jassaud publication, Frejus, France

2014         Selections from cockshut dummy, VANITAS 7 THE SELF, NY,NY

2013         Acquiescence, co-published with Book Works London and Lost Soul Editons NYC

2011          Selected texts from cockshut dummy, With+Stand 5, Berkeley, CA 

2010         Selected texts from cockshut dummy, Wig II 1, Eugene, OR

2010         Selected texts from cockshut dummy, ABE’S PENNY Volume 2.4(1/4), Brooklyn, NY 

2010         “Manifestations,” Atlantica, La Palmas, Canary Islands 

2010         Relation or The Scratch That Itched Itself, co-published with Book Works, London 

2008        Things Contained or Black Asphalt Blinding and Dildos Filled the Air, co-published with Book Works, London 

 

Grants, Awards, Residencies

2019         Bau Institute Arts Residency, Carmago Foundation, Cassis, France

2012         CCA Andratx residency, Mallorca, Spain 

2011          Cill Rialaig residency, Ireland 

1988         National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture 

                 Prix de Rome in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome 

1984         New York State Council for the Arts Grant in Video 

  

Bibliography

 2018        Lynn Maliszewski, Carol Szymanski: Pareidolia, The Brooklyn Rail (February 7)

2018        Thavma Phillips, The Art and Language of Transition at Totah Gallery, Arte Fuse (January 30th)

2017         Rachel Corbett, Taking The Alphabet by The Horns, The Art Newspaper (Nov.1)

2017         Rob Colvin, Emergency Eyewash, Art Press,(February 10)

2016         Jonathan Goodman, A Distance As Close As It Can Be, The Brooklyn Rail (June 3)

2015         Sherman Sam, Nonsense in the System (Interview), Art Critical (December 9)

2015         Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Day Jobs, Dictators and Musical Scales, Art Critical   (December 5)

2015         Phong Bui, Publishers Message, Events of Note, Brooklyn Rail (November 5)

2015         Brainard Carey, Yale University Radio WYBCX Interview (September 24)

2014         Rob Colvin, Artists Pick Artists: Carol Szymanski, , Hyperallergic (March 26)

2012         David Carrier, “How Capitalism Functions: Carol Szymanski at Guided by Invoices,”,Art Critical (May 21)

2012         Michael Wilson, “Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the  

                 Mental Drain on the Dead Banker,” Time Out New York (May, 17) 

2012         Leigh Anne Miller, “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss,” Art in America (May 10) 

2004        /cockshut dummy/ at Elga Wimmer , Art in America  

2002        David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste 92 (July-August) 

1999         Richard Huntington, “Exploring the sights created in science,” Buffalo News 

                 Maureen McQuillan, Phenotypology, brochure, Hallwalls (April-May) 

                 Karen Shaw, Wordsmiths, catalogue, Islip Art Museum (March 10-May 2) 

1998         Carol Szymanski, “The Phonomorphic Cardinal Vowel System,” n.a.p. text(s) 

                 Denise Carvalho, “Carol Szymanski,” Flash Art International 201 (Summer) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “Carol Szymanski, Theresa Chong,” Art Press 236 (June) 

                 Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (March 27, April 3, April 10) 

                 Carol Szymanski: The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, brochure, texts by Carol Szymanski & Barry Schwabsky, Elga Wimmer                         Gallery (March-April) 

1997         Faye Hirsch, Color Detour, brochure, Apex Art (January-February) 

1996         George J. Haas, Sign Language, catalogue, Polo Gallery (September-October) 

                 Maia Damianovic, Transformal, catalogue, Wiener Secession (March 21-April 25) 

                 Jennifer Couëlle, “Un Vent Venu de New York,” Le Devoir (October 23) 

1995         Enno Stahl, “Trompete mit Tücken,” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger  (July 8-9) 

                 “Kultur in Dortmund: Fasziniert von Gertrude Stein,” WAZ (May 31) 

                 Rainer Wanzelius, “Vorbeugungen von einer Kunst-Wegbereiterin,” Westfälische Rundschau (May 31) 

                 Konrad Schmidt, “Gertrude Stein: Bild und Wort,” Dortmunder Zeitung (May 31) 

                 The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, catalogue, Dortmunder Kunstverein (May) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “The Whitney Biennial and Other Delights,” Cover (May) 

1993         Robert C. Morgan, After the Deluge: Essays on Art in the Nineties (New York: Red Bass Publications) 

                 Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn (New York: Mimi Somersby/S.O.S.) 

                 Postizum Moods, pamphlet, Thread Waxing Space, New York 

1992         “Forum: On Motherhood and Apple Pie,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G (November) 

                 Faye Hirsch, “Written on the Wind,” Tema Celeste 37-38 (Autumn)       

                 Alain Kirili, “Who’s Afraid of Abstract Modeling?” Tema Celeste 36 (April-May) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “Environment, Site, Displacement,” Sculpture (May) 

                 Brooks Adams, “Carol Szymanski at Amy Lipton Gallery,” Art in America (March) 

                 David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste (February/March) 

1991          Michael Anderson, Tripled Sixes/Melanie Nielson, Prop and Guide, covers & interior illustrations                                                                       (Great Barrington, MA: The Figures) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “New York Diary,” Arts Magazine (October) 

                 “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker (April 29) 

1989         Peggy Cyphers, “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine (December) 

                 Joseph Connors, Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, catalogue, American Academy in Rome (May-June) 

                 Dan Cameron, “Opening Salvos,” Arts Magazine (February) 

1988         Vera Vita Gioia, Palestra, catalogue, Castello di Rivara, Turin (September)  

                 Michael Anderson, “Carol Szymanski at Pence,” L.A. Weekly (April 1-7) 

                 C.C., “Carol Szymanski,” Los Angeles Times (March 18) 

1987         Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (October 9) 

                 Kim Levin, “Carol Szymanski,” Village Voice, Art Supplement (October 6) 

1984         Vivien Raynor, “Paint-Film,” New York Times (July 24) 

 

Education

1982-83   The Whitney Museum Independent Study Studio Program, New York 

1982        MFA, San Francisco Art Institute 

1977        BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill