Resume

I have had one-person museum exhibitions at the Katonah Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and have been included in group shows at other museums including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Bruce Museum, Grounds for Sculpture and the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

 

I have exhibited at a number of galleries. Among them are Kouros Gallery, NYC where I had four one-person show and was included in numerous group shows from 1993 to 2004, the Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, the Mona Berman Gallery, New Haven and the Gallery New World, Dusseldorf, Germany.

 

My work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art New England, The Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Arts Magazine and the Journal News. Essays about my work also appear in the Museum catalogs where I have exhibited. Books that have featured my work are Marquis Who's Who Presents A Lifetime of Achievement: Our Collection of Prestigious Listees, volume II in which I am the Executive Spotlight and l'art du fil Dans La Creation Contemporaine by Marie-Madeleine Masse.

 

My work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Pickar Art Gallery, (Colgate University), Grounds for Sculpture, Decordova Museum, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Housatonic Museum of Art, CUNY at Staten Island, Westport School System, Westport Historical Society, several corporate collections and many private collections.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009

22 Haviland Street Gallery, 22 Haviland St, South Norwalk, CT, two-person exhibition with Elaine Feiner

2008

Fairfield Arts Council, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT

2005

GaGa Gallery, 55 Railroad Place, Garnerville, NY

2004

Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, New York, NY

Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY

2000

Knoxville Museum of Art, World’s Fair Park Dr., Knoxville, TN, “Fabrications”

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, NYC

1999

Connecticut Commission Artists Showcase, Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, CT

1998-9

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA, ”Fabrications”

1997

Gallery New World, Dusseldorf, Germany

1996

Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, NYC

1994

Cortland Jessup Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

1993

Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, NYC

1992

Cortland Jessup Gallery, 234 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

1991

Humphrey, 594 Broadway, New York, NY

Cortland Jessup Gallery, 234 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

1990

Cortland Jessup Gallery

1989

Alena Adlung Gallery, 31 Greene Street, NYC

1987

Aetna Gallery Institute, Hartford, CT

1984

Pindar Gallery, 127 Greene Street, NYC

Mona Berman Gallery, 168 York Street, New Haven, CT

1983

Pindar Gallery

Mona Berman Gallery

1981

Pindar Gallery

Bell Gallery, Fieldpoint Road, Greenwich, CT

  

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2019

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, “Full Bloom”, N. Salem, NY

2004

Katonah Museum, one-person exhibition of outdoor sculpture and drawings

International Center of Photography, group exhibition

2001

Neuberger Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition of Public Art, SUNY, Purchase, NY

Weir Farm Artists, Stamford Museum, Stamford

2000

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, one-person exhibition

Knoxville Museum of Art, World’s Fair Park Dr.,” Fabrications”, one-person show of outdoor & indoor work

1998-9

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, “Fabrications”, one-person show of outdoor and indoor sculptures and works on paper

1998

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, “Just the Thing! Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture and the Object”,

2000

Wausau, WI, curated by Nick Capasso, Associate Curator of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA: traveled to DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, May 2000-May 2001

1995-6

Grounds for Sculpture, “Three Sculptors and their Drawings", Hamilton, NJ

1994-9

DeCordova Museum, Sculptures on Extended Outdoor Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

1994-5

Lyman Allyn Museum, Sculpture on Extended Outdoor Exhibit, New London, CT

1994

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, "Fabricated Nature" traveled to Univ.of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY and Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT; Four Winners Exhibition

1993

Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, "The Inner Light: An Invitational Sculpture Exhibition"

1991

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, "The Second Connecticut Biennial Exhibition"

1990

Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, one-person show

1987

Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, "In the Country"

1984

Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, "Through the Looking Glass; Reflected Images in Contemporary Art"

1978

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, "Contemporary Reflections"

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1999

Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Shafer, Minnesota

Weir Farm Trust Visiting Artist, Wilton, CT

1980

GTE Corporation Award, New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

“Full Bloom 2”, Tilly Foster Farms, Brewster, NY, curated by Bibiana Matheis, traveling to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

“Chasing Nature”, Leonia Sculpture Park, Leonia, NJ

“Art in the Orchard - the Sixth Biennial”,   East Hampton, MA

2019

"Shelter”, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY

2017-15

Beechwood Arts, Westport, CT

2015

Pop Up, Westport Artists Collective, Westport, CT

Sculpture Mile, Hollycroft Foundation, Bill Bendig, Madison, CT

2011-17

Sculpture Mile, Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton and Madison, CT

“Elements of Balance, Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center for the Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

2010

Auction of Gallery Artists, 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk CT

Sculpture Mile, Ivoryton and Madison, CT

2009

The Elements of Earth”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart U, Fairfield, CT

“Elements in Balance”, Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center for the Arts,

Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

2008

“Unique Perspectives: Photography by Six Westport Artists, Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT

2006

Zone, Chelsea Center for the Arts, 601 West 26th Street, NY, Summer Group Show

“Global” Westport Art Center, Westport, CT, Curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

2005

“Babe”, Holland Tunnel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2004

“Spectra ’04, National Photography Triennial, Juried by Barbara Hitchcock, Director, Cultural Affairs, The

Polaroid Collections, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2004

“Tunnel of Love”, Holland Tunnel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

“Digital Imaging, International Center of Photography School

2003

“Byrdcliffe Outdoor Exhibition 2003: The Lily Loosely Seen”, The Woodstock Guild, Woodstock, NY

“Artist’s Select Artists”, Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street, NYC

New Haven open studios exhibition. Outdoor sculpture on the Yale University Campus

2002

"Unforgettable”, curated by Judy Collischan, Chelsea Studio Gallery, 515 w.19th St., traveled to Berlin

Sculpture Now, “Sculpture in the Garden”, The Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA

2001

Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, “Curators’ Choices, 5 Curators, 5 Artists”

1999

Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota, “Directors’ Choice”

Kim Foster Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, “small abstraction”

PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT, “Figure, Fetish”, (Four person show)

1997

Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY, Outdoor Sculpture Show

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, Summer Group Show

1996

FAO Gallery, Broome Street, NYC, “If the Shoe Fits...”, group show

John Slade Ely House, Four-Person Show, New Haven, CT

Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton, CT, Outdoor summer group show

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, Summer Group Show

1995

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT (Two person show)

Sights on the Sound, Special Olympics Sculpture Exhibition, New Haven, CT

Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton, CT, Outdoor, summer group show

1994

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Summer Group Show, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT,

Explorations, Inner/Outer Spaces, Cheseborough Gallery, Westport, CT

   Juror - Charlotta Kotik, Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

1993

Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, Sculptors Guild Exhibition

1992

Philippe Staib Gallery, 8 Greene Street, NYC, "Then & Now" Curated by Buzz McCall

InterArt Center, "Dematerialism"

International Sculptors Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Sculptors Guild Exhibition

Humphrey, 594 Broadway, NYC, Summer Group Show

Kouros Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, NYC & Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, Summer Group Shows

1991

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, Summer Group Show

Sculptors Guild, 104-110 Greene Street, NYC

1990

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, "Out of Doors: Diversity in Environmental Sculpture"

The Connecticut Gallery Marlborough, CT, Group Show

1990

Primal Forces, Women's Caucus for Art National Exhibition, Cooper Union College, NYC

   Juror - Dr. Sharon F. Patton, Chief Curator, The Studio Museum of Harlem

1989

John Szoke Gallery, NYC, "Man-Woman-Child"

1989

Art of Northeast USA, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts

   Juror - Helaine Posner, Curator, Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

1988

John Szoke Gallery, NYC, "New York Inspired"

1988

Art of Northeast USA, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts

   Juror - Lowery Sims, Associated Curator 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

1987

Silvermine Guild of Artists, curated by Andrew Stasik, "A Sense of Place"

Contemporary Portraits from the Northeast, Creative Arts Workshop, CT

   Juror - Philip Pearlstein

1983

The General Electric Gallery, A Silvermine Christmas

New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists

   Juror - Suzanne Delehanty, Director, Neuberger Museum

1982

Mona Berman Gallery, New Haven, CT, "Realism"

Views by Women Artists, "Women Artists, Self-Images," Judy Caden Gallery,  180 Duane Street, NYC

   Juror - Ellen Lubell, Free-lance critic

1981

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, "Images in Airbrush--Six Spray Painters"

1980

New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

GENERAL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONICS CORPORATION AWARD

    Juror - Henry Geldzahler, Commission of Cultural Affairs of NYC

1980

Bell Gallery, Greenwich, CT, "Four Points of View"

1979

Hansen Gallery, South William Street, NYC

Greenwich Arts Council Juried Show, Greenwich, CT

   Juror - Lester Johnson, painter Chairman, Yale Graduate Art Department

Westport-Weston Arts Council Juried Show, Westport, CT, THIRD PRIZE

   Juror - Jacqueline Moss, Curator of Education, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Bruce Glaser, Dean of Fine Arts, University of Bridgeport;

Warren Owens, Painter and Sculptor

1978

Hansen Gallery, Wooster Street, NYC

National Artists' First Annual Open Juried Exhibition, New Haven, CT

   Juror - Lowery Sims, Curator, 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

   Juror - Thomas Hess, Curator, 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

1976

Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ

1971

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

  

COLLECTIONS

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
City University of New York, Staten Island, NY
Westport Public School System, Westport, CT
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Song of Norway
Southern New England Telephone, CT
Pepsico, Purchase, NY
Cigna, Brookfield, CT
Champion Paper, Stamford, CT
General Electric Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT & Washington, DC
Rax Restaurants, Columbus, OH
Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT
New York Twist Drill, Huntington, NY
Many private collections

  

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

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The New York Times

William Zimmer, “From Five Artists, the Fruits of a Retreat “, May 20, 2001
William Zimmer, “Crop of New Names, Fields of Sculpture”, August 1, 1997

William Zimmer, “A Profile of Sculpture’s Concerns,” June 23, 1996
William Zimmer, “How Funny Is the Human Body? Some Answers From Sculptors,” January 28, 1996
Vivian Raynor, “When (and Where) Sculpture Can be Seen in Sharper Relief,” November 12, 1995
Vivian Raynor, "In Ridgefield, Works Familiar and New," September 4, 1994
Vivian Raynor, "The Tidy World of a New England Printmaker in Old Lyme," December 12, 1993
Vivian Raynor, "Seven Sculptors Construct A Show At Norwalk Community College," December 29, 1991
William Zimmer, "Sculpture Themes Intertwine at Outdoor Display in Ridgefield," October 15, 1991
William Zimmer, "Connecticut Biennial Displays Diversity," April 14, 1991
William Zimmer, "Sculpture Garden Yields Bumper Crop," September 16, 1990
Vivian Raynor, "Art: In Museo Del Barrio, Influences on a Culture," July 6, 1984
Ruth Robinson, "Looking to Westport for Inspiration," April 10, 1983
Vivian Raynor, "Following in Their Footsteps," August 6, 1978

Art in America

Jonathan Goodman, “Niki Ketchman at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park”, June, 1999

Art News
Alice R. Gray, "Then & Now, Philippe Staib," October, 1992

Sculpture Magazine

Jill Conner, New York, Niki Ketchman, Kouros Gallery, January/February, 2005
Marty Carlock, “Niki Ketchman, Fabrications”, November, 1998

The Boston Globe

Christine Temin, “Sculpture Parks: Lithuania to Lincoln”, July 15, 1998
Marty Carlock, “Images Woven from Miles of Wire, DeCordova Show has Feminine Feel”, June 21, 1998

Art New England

Kate Jennings, "Regional Reviews, Connecticut Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Black and White," May 1989
Paula Reens, "Regional Reviews, Connecticut, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Food, Glorious Food," June 1987

The Hartford Courant

Owen McNally, “Splendor on the Museum Grass, Provocative Sculpture of Westport Artist on Display In New Britain”, July 21, 2000

The New Haven Register 

Randall Beach, Hey Madison, look at the works of art you’ve got, June, 2016

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James Auer, Show offers outdoor sculpture with some sass, July 1, 1998

The Hour

Betty Tyler, "The Eloquent Sculptures of Niki Ketchman," September 2, 1994

Arts Magazine

Jacqueline Moss, "Nancy Ketchman, " April, 1984
Robert Yoskowitz, "Nancy Ketchman, " March, 1981
Jacqueline Moss, "Nancy Ketchman, " January, 1981
Robert Yoskowitz, "Group Show, " February, 1980

Artspeak

Joseph Merkel, New York's National Spring Annuals, May, 1991
Roger Erickson, "Season Highlight Shows Part 1, SOHO," July 3, 1980

The Journal News

Georgette Gouveia, “Avant Garden, Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum presents a campus wide canvas of
contemporary art”, May 29, 2001

Westport Magazine

Stephen Sawicki, “Artist Showcase, Niki Ketchman, Make a Treasure of It”, September, 2005

  

CATALOGS

“Niki Ketchman, July 25 - October 3, 2004, Katonah Museum of Art

• Ellen J. Keiter, Curator, Inside Out

“Neuberger Museum of Art 2001 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art”. May 20 - October 7, 2001

• Eleanor Heartney,” Public Art and Public Questions”

“2000 Weir Farm Visiting Artists”, May – June 10, 2001, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
“Niki Ketchman: Fabrications”, June 13, 1998-May 31, 1999, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

• Arthur Danto, “Pre-historical and Post-Modern Forms in the Work of Niki Ketchman”
• Nick Capasso, “Niki Ketchman: Fabrications”

“Just the Thing! Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture and the Object”, June, 1998-May, 2000, Leigh Yawky Woodson Art Museum,                Wasau, WI

• Nick Capasso, essay

“Niki Ketchman, Primal Fugue”, March 16-April 13, 1996, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

• Cynthia Nadelman, essay

“Fall/Winter Exhibition, 95/96, Three Sculptors and Their Drawings”, October 21, 1995- February 29, 1996, Grounds for                             Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

• Buzz McCall, “The Speculative Aspects of Memory, Lawrence Fane, Niki Ketchman, John Monti, Conversations with the Artists and Reflections about their Work”

“Fabricated Nature”, April 9-November 20, 1994, Boise Museum of Art, Boise, Idaho, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY,
          Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA

• Sandy Harthorn, essay

“The Connecticut Biennial II”, February 24-May 25, 1991, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

• Nancy Hall-Duncan, essay

“Then & Now, A Selection of Artists Who Early in Their Museum Careers Exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of
           Contemporary Art of Ridgefield, Connecticut”, April 23-May 30, 1992, Philippe Staib Gallery, New York, NY

• Marc J. Straus, M.D., essay
• Buzz McCall, essay
• John Russell, essay reprinted from “Art in America”, January, 1969

Books

2019   Marquis Who's Who Presents, A Lifetime of Achievement: Our Collection of Prestigious Listees, Executive Spotlight
2020   L'art du fil Dans la Creation Contemporaine by Marie-Madeleine Masse

EDUCATION

1976   MA (Fine Arts), Montclair State College, NJ

1971   BA (Fine Arts), Cum Laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

  

TEACHING

2003-05  Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography

1992-93  New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, Docent

1978-81  Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT, Painting, Drawing, Art History

1977-79  Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT; Painting, Drawing