Marilyn Minter (b. 1948, Shreveport, LA; lives and works in New York) received her BFA from University of Florida in 1970, and her MFA from Syracuse University, New York, in 1972. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016–2017); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2015); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2015); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2010); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain (2009); and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005). Group exhibitions and biennales featuring her work include Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Frieze London, Regent's Park, London, UK (2017); Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian Present Desire curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso, Miami (2016); No Man's Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2015); Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe, Brooklyn Museum (2014); Collection in Context: Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, and Marilyn Minter, The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2010); The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2010); Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2010); Pretty Is And Pretty Does, SITE Santa Fe, NM (2009); Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea (2008); Dangerous Beauty, Naples Art Museum, Italy (2007); and the Whitney Biennial, New York (2006). Her work is in numerous international private and public collections, including the Perez Art Museum, Miami; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Text courtesy Lehmann Maupin.
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