Born and lives in New York, NY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000 At Home & in the World, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1999 `Projects 67: Elaine Reichek, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Guests of the Nation, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Form Security Administration, Michael Klein Gallery, New York, NY
1994 A Postcolonial Kinderhood, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, OH
Model Homes, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
1993 Home Rule, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
Sign Language, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1992 Elaine Reichek: Tierra del Fuego, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Elaine Reichek: Native Intelligence, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Western Gallery, Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
1990 Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 Fatal Passage, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1988 Desert Song, Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY
Revenge of the Coconuts: A Curiosity Room, 56 Bleecker Street Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Transfigurations, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Investigations 19: Elaine Reichek, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1985 Houses, Snug Harbor Museum, Staten Island, NY (with Vito Acconci and Ira Joel Haber)
Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1982 Concord Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Lois I. Clifford Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Brownson Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
1979 Special Projects: Artist’s Bedroom, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
1978 Parsons Dreyfuss Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2002 Boundless/Silence, D C Moore Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Ed De Luca
Objects of Desire: Art as Design; Design as Art, Barbara Toll Fine Arts
courtesy Jan Abrams Fine Arts, New York, NY
Collecting Contemporary Art: A Community Dialogue, Ackland Art Museum,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
2001 House Guests: Contemporary Artists in The Grange, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
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2001 Alterations, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
Painted with Thread: The Art of American Embroidery, Peabody Essex Museum,
2000 Déjà vu: Reworking the Past, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Remnants of Memory, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self-Portraits by Sixty Women Artists, D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Referencing the Past: Six Contemporary Artists, Addison Gallery of American Art,
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1999 Other Narratives, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Referencing the Past: Six Contemporary Artists, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1998 Loose Threads, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Ethno-Antics, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1997 Art on the Edge of Fashion, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1996 Too Jewish, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Jewish Museum, and tour
Labor of Love, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Embedded Metaphor, ICI touring exhibition
Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975–Now, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
1995 Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kunst Kabinett, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Laughter Ten Years After, Cecile and Ezra Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.; Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Zimmerdenkmäler, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
1994 The Reading Room: Consider the Lilies, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Oxford, England
Localities of Desire: Contemporary Art in an International World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
1993 American Art Today: Clothing as Metaphor, ICI touring exhibition
Today, Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, Holland; Konstindustriemuseet, Helsinki, Finland
Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy
Ciphers of Identity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland/Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD
Kurswechsel, Michael Klein, Inc., at Transart Exhibitions, Cologne, Germany
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, Drawing Center, New York, NY; and tour
1992 Dark Decor, ICI touring exhibition
1991 Site Seeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Plaza, New York, NY
Inherent Vice, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
The Subversive Stitch, Simon Watson, New York, NY
The Interrupted Life, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Constructing Images: Synapse between Photography and Sculpture, Lieberman & Saul Gallery, New York, NY; and tour
Constructions of Meaning, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
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1990 Cultural Artifacts, Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exoticism, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
1989 Photocollage/Photomontage: The Changing Picture, 1920–89, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Explorations, Staller Center Art Gallery, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
1988 Just Like a Woman, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, Philippines; tour
1987 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1986 Connections, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 New York Art Now: Correspondences, La Forêt Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan; Tazaki Hall Espace Media, Kobe, Japan
1984 Neue Stofflichkeit, Frauen Museum, Bonn, West Germany
1983 C.A.P.S. Fellowships Recipients Graphics Exhibition, F.I.T. Gallery, New York, NY
Day in, Day Out, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
1982 Women Sculptors’ Drawings, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Lund Konsthalle, Lund, Sweden
Home Work: The Domestic Environment Reflected in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists, and tour
1980 U.S.A. Women Artists, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo, Brazil
1978 Ten Cases on Eighth Avenue, Artists Space in conjunction with New York CityDepartment of Transportation, New York, NY
Out of the House, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Plaza, New York, NY
New York Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2001 Milroy, Sarah, “At Home on the Grange,” The Boston Globe, September 15
Auricchio, Laura, “Works in Translation: Ghada Amer’s Hybrid Pleasures,” Art Journal, Winter 2001.
2000 Batchelder, Anne. Remnants of Memory.,Asheville, NC: Asheville Art Museum.(catalogue)
Bloemink, Barbara. Déjà-vu: Re-working the Past, Katonah Museum of Art, NY.(catalogue)
Cooke, Lynn. "At Home and in the World”.Brussels: Palais des Beaux Arts. (catalogue)
Frankel, David. “When This You See…” New York: George Braziller.
Nicol, Michelle. "The Now Idea: Embroidery." Parkett, Fall, p. 202-205.
Withers, Rachel. “Preview.” Artforum, May, p. 68
1999 Arning, Bill “Elaine Reichek’s Rewoven Histories.” Art in America, March, pp. 90–95.
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS CONTINUED
1999 Bourbon, Matthew. “Elaine Reichek: Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.” New York Arts Magazine, February.
Camhi, Leslie. “Stitchcraft.” Village Voice, 23 February, p. 134.
Cotter, Holland. “New Samplers That Give Old Pieties the Needle.” New York Times, 5 March, p. E48.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. Other Narratives. Exh. cat. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum.
Handler, Beth. “New Exhibitions.” MoMA Magazine, February, p. 38.
“Projects 67: Elaine Reichek.” Exh. brochure. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.
Pollack, Barbara. “New York Reviews: Elaine Reichek.” Art News, May, p. 165.
Reichek, Elaine. “Endurance: A Project by Elaine Reichek.” New York Arts, Nov, pp. 48–51.
Schwendener, Martha. “Projects 67: Elaine Reichek.” Time Out New York, 18–25 March, p. 63.
Sundell, Margaret. “Elaine Reichek: Museum of Modern Art/Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.” Artforum, Summer, p. 155.
1998 Cooke, Lynne. Arkipelag: Ethno-Antics. Exh. cat. Stockholm, Sweden: Nordiska Museet.
Cork, Richard. “Saying It with Thread.” The Times (London), 1 September, p. 14.
Corrin, Lisa. Loose Threads. Exh. cat. London: Serpentine Gallery.
Ghelerter, Donna, and Ingrid Schaffner. “Cross Sampling: Elaine Reichek’s Needlework.” Pink 2, no. 7, Spring.
1997 De Salvo, Donna, and Annetta Massie. Apocalyptic Wallpaper. Exh. cat. Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts.
Lineberry, Heather. Art on the Edge of Fashion. Exh. cat. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Art Museum.
McKenna, Kristine. “‘Too Jewish?’ Hardly.” Los Angeles Times, 2 February, pp. 5, 83.
St. Sauveur, Michelle de. “Embedded Metaphor.” New Art Examiner, March, p. 43.
1996 Isaak, Jo Anna, and Dan O’Connell. Guests of the Nation. Exh. brochure. Philadelphia: Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts.
Kimmelman, Michael. “Too Jewish? Jewish Artists Ponder.” New York Times, 8 March, p. C29.
Kleeblatt, Norman, et al. Too Jewish. Exh. cat. New York: The Jewish Museum.
Ockman, Carol. “Too Jewish? Jewish Museum.” Artforum, September.
Schneider, Arnd. “Uneasy Relationships: Contemporary Artists and Anthropology.” Journal of Material Culture, July, p. 186.
Tucker, Marcia. Labor of Love. Exh. cat. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art.
1995 Isaak, Jo Anna, Jeanne Silverthorne, and Marcia Tucker. Laughter Ten Years After. Exh. cat. Geneva, NY: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press.
Massie, Annetta. Postcolonial Kinderhood. Exh. brochure. Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts.
“People and Ideas: All the Nude That’s Fit to Print: Elaine Reichek and the New York Times.” Aperture, Winter, p. 68.
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS CONTINUED
1995 Reichek, Elaine. “Artist’s Page.” Art Journal, Spring, pp. 12–13.
Rimanelli, David. “Elaine Reichek.” New Yorker, 22 May, p. 19.
Von Uslar, Rafael, and Irmtrud Wojak. Zimmerdenkmäler. Exh. cat. Essen,
Yee, Lydia. Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art. Exh. cat.
Bronx, NY: Bronx Museum of the Arts.
1994 Aukeman, Anastasia. “Elaine Reichek, The Jewish Museum.” Art News,
Summer, pp. 179–80.
Bhabha, Homi K. Model Homes. Exh. cat. Amsterdam: Stichting De Appel.
Cotter, Holland. “Review/Art.” New York Times, 24 June, p. C14.
Glueck, Grace. “Consumerama’s Seductive Styling: Postcolonial Kinderhood.”
New York Observer, 21 March.
Levin, Kim. “Choices.” Village Voice, 16 August, p. 65.
Mahoney, Robert. “Elaine Reichek: Assimilation in America.” Fiberarts,
Sept/Oct, pp. 57, 61.
Morgan, Anne Barclay. “Elaine Reichek: Sign Language.” Art Papers, July/August,
Schwabsky, Barry. “Elaine Reichek: Jewish Museum.” Artforum, October, p. 104.
Slesin, Suzanne. “Perils of a Nice Jewish Girl in a Colonial Bedroom.”
New York Times, 17 February, pp. C1, C6.
Whittemore, Emily. “Postcolonial Kinderhood.” Exh. brochure. New York:
The Jewish Museum.
1993 Bell, Desmond. “Elaine Reichek: Irish Museum of Modern Art.” Circa, Fall.
Berger, Maurice. Ciphers of Identity. Exh. cat. Catonsville, MD: Fine Arts Gallery,
University of Maryland/Baltimore County.
“Elaine Reichek.” New York Magazine, 1 February.
Engel, Laura, and Elaine Reichek. “Commentary: Mother/Daughter Dresses.”
Fiberarts, November/December, p. 9.
Friedman, Ann. “Elaine Reichek.” New Art Examiner, May, p. 51.
Lichtenstein, Therese. “An Interview with Elaine Reichek.”
Journal of Contemporary Art, Winter, pp. 92–107.
Mensing, Margo. “Elaine Reichek: Native Intelligence.” Art Papers,
March, pp. 55–56.
Silverthorne, Jeanne. Home Rule. Exh. cat. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Viso, Olga. Sign Language. Exh. brochure. West Palm Beach, Fla.:
Norton Gallery of Art.
1992 “Art.” The New Yorker, 13 April, p. 12.
Avgikos, Jan. “Elaine Reichek, Grey Art Gallery.” Artforum, September, p. 96.
Cirincione, Janine, and Tina Potter. Dark Decor. Exh. cat. New York: Independent
Durham, Jimmy, and Thomas McEvilley. Elaine Reichek: Native Intelligence.
Exh. cat. New York: Grey Art Gallery, New York University.
Hagen, Charles. “How American Indians Are Seen by the Nation.”
New York Times, 8 May, p. C24.
Hess, Elizabeth. “Difficult Pleasures.” Village Voice, 21 April, p. 93.
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1992 Isaak, Jo Anna. “Who’s ‘We,’ White Man?” Parkett, no. 34 (Fall): 142–51.
Princenthal, Nancy. “Elaine Reichek’s ‘Native Intelligence.’” Print Collectors’
Newsletter, July/August, pp. 94–95.
Reichek, Elaine. “Artist’s Statement.” Exh. guide. New York: Grey Art Gallery,
New York University.
“Elaine Reichek.” Tema Celeste, Fall, p. 71.
“Red Delicious.” Aperture Magazine, Fall, p. 51.
Tannenbaum, Barbara. Elaine Reichek: Tierra del Fuego. Exh. cat. Akron, OH:
Akron Art Museum.
1991 Lee, Pamela. Site Seeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art. Exh.Cat.
New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Plaza,
Levy, Jan Heller, ed. The Interrupted Life. Exh.Cat. New York:
New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Schaffner, Ingrid. Constructing Images: Synapse between Photography and
Sculpture. Exh.Cat. New York: Lieberman & Saul Gallery.
Smith, Roberta. “The Subversive Stitch,” The New York Times, 12 July, p.C23.
1990 Hapgood, Susan. “Elaine Reichek.” Art in America, June, pp. 176–77.
Haus, Mary. “Elaine Reichek.” Art News, September.
Morgan, Susan. “Colonialism.” Aperture, Spring, cover, pp. 26–31.
1989 “Art.” The New Yorker, 17 April.
Adams, Brooks. “Elaine Reichek.” Art in America, July, p. 132.
Levin, Kim. “Elaine Reichek.” Village Voice, 25 April.
Miller, Charles V. “Domestic Science.” Artforum, March, cover, pp. 117–20.
Nahas, Dominique. Elaine Reichek. Exh. cat. Syracuse, NY:
Everson Museum of Art.
1988 Levin, Kim. “Elaine Reichek.” Village Voice, 14 June, p. 52.
1987 Handy, Ellen. “Elaine Reichek.” Arts Magazine, May.
Indiana, Gary. “Short Memory: Elaine Reichek’s Aboriginal Images.”VillageVoice,
17 February, p. 95.
Levin, Kim. “Elaine Reichek.” Village Voice, 17 February.
Princenthal, Nancy. “Elaine Reichek at Carlo Lamagna and A.I.R.” Art in America,
July, p. 129.
1986 Bohn, Donald Chant. “Investigations 1986.” New Art Examiner, October.
Liebmann, Lisa. Investigations 19: Elaine Reichek. Exh. cat. Philadelphia: Institute of
Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
1985 Chambers, Karen S. “Exhibitions—New York: Elaine Reichek.” Craft International,
April/May/June, p. 37.
Medvedow, Jil Nancy Spero and Elaine Reichek. Exh. cat. Seattle: Seattle Center on
Phillips, Patricia C. “Elaine Reichek.” Artforum, May, p. 105.
1984 Hansen, Britta, and Marion Helbing-Mucke. Neue Stofflichkeit. Exh. cat. Bonn,
Germany: Frauen Museum.
1983 Levin, Kim. “Elaine Reichek.” Flash Art, January/February, p. 65.
Moufarrege, Nicolas. “X Equals Zero, as in Tic-Tac-Toe.” Arts Magazine,
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1983 Wooster, Ann Sargent. “Elaine Reichek at Concord.” Art in America,
March, pp. 161–62.
1982 Levin, Kim. “Elaine Reichek.” Village Voice, 2 November.
Levin, Kim, and Ann Sargent Wooster. “Elaine Reichek.” Village Voice, 4 February.
Rice, Shelley1981 Fleming, Lee. “Structure/Narrative/Decoration.”
New Art Examiner, January.
“Elaine Reichek, A.I.R. Gallery.” Artforum, April, pp. 71–72.
Robins, Corinne. “Verbal Image/Written Object: Connection as Meaning in the
Work of Elaine Reichek.” Arts Magazine, February, pp. 95–97.
1980 Apgar, Evelyn. Elaine Reichek. Exh. cat. New Brunswick, N.J.: Douglass College
Art Gallery, Walters Hall.
Thompson, Mary Lee. Elaine Reichek. Exh. cat. Purchase, NY: Brownson Art
Gallery, Manhattanville College.
1979 Dallier, Aline. “La Couture et la broderie dans l’art contemporain.” Bulletin des Arts
1978 Marter, Joan. “Elaine Reichek.” Arts Magazine, January, p. 7.