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Nancy Shaver


Selected Bibliography


Collins, Ann C. - Wolf Tones - The Brooklyn Rail - May 2022 - link         

Evans, Jason – This Long Century  - February 2022 - link



Corwin, William - Broken Dishes - The Brooklyn Rail - April 2021 - link

Press Release – Acquisition:Nancy Shaver… March, 2021 - link


Brooklyn Rail - Interview at opening of fastness, slowness and Monstrous Beauty - Derek Eller Gallery, NYC - March 2020 - link


Hudson, Suzanne - Nancy Shaver and Emi Winter - ARTFORUM, May, 2019 - link

Abramovich, Alex - Termite Art and the Modern Museum - The New Yorker, Feb. 28, 2019 - link

Krug, Simone - Crystal  Balls, Red Light Spectacle and a Pop Art Nun: the Best Shows in Los Angeles - Frieze - Feb. 14, 2019 - link


Messerli, Douglas – When “Outliers” and “Outsiders” Are No Longer Useful Categories in Art – Hyperallergenic - Dec. 2018 - link

Lauterbach, Ann - Liking Difficulty: Nancy Shaver Interviewed by Ann Lauterbach - BOMB - Aug. 2018 -link

Smith, Roberta - A Groundbreaking Show Presents a New, Inclusive Vision of American Art - New York Times - Feb. 2018

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D'Souza, Aruna - Outliers - 4 Columns - April 27, 2018 - link

Steinhauer, Jillian - Dime Store Alchemy - New York Times - July 17, 2018 - link



Nadel, Dan - Nancy Shaver - In the Studio - Art in America - June/July 2017 (link not yet available)

Karl, Brian - the Armory Show and Independent Art Fair - - March 3, 2017

Steer, Emily - Six Female Artist to See at Independent New York - - Mar. 2017 - link




Wilson, Michael - On Nancy Shaver - Artforum - November, 2016

Wall Street Journal - August Gallery Shows in New York City - August 11th, 2016 - link

New York Times - What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week - August 4th, 2016 - link

Artforum - Artguide - MUST SEE - link

Gopnik, Blake -  Nancy Shaver's One-Room Biennale - Daily Pic - July 5th, 2016 - link

Miller, Leigh Ann - "The Lookout" - Art in America - link

Zavitas, Steven - "16 Artists to Watch in 2016 (plus 2)" - New American - link



Taxter, Kelly, NADA New York 2015 Picks - Artspace May 2015 -link



           Johnson, Ken “ ‘Displayed’ at the Anton Kern Gallery” – NY Times July 2014

“Displayed” Exhibition, NYArt Beat – July 2014

           Grumbach, Matthew, “Willfully Indiosyncratic Art at Anton Kern Gallery” – Black Book Review – July 2, 2014


Cooke, Lynne “Best of 2013” Artforum December 2013 Vol. 52 #4

          “Art and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists” NY ARTS June 24, 2013



Sutton, Ben. “Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons, Filling a Collector’s Beach House With High-Priced Hipster Art,”, 3 August

Smith, Roberta. “Like Watching Paint Thrive,” New York Times, 29 June



Review, Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 5 December 

The Quilt and the Truck, with essays by Nancy Shaver and Jean-Phillipe Antoine, Publication Studio, Portland, OR

Johnson, Ken. “Self-Referral Nonobjective,” New York Times, 8 September

Cotter, Holland. “New Sparkle for an Abstract Ensemble,” New York Times, 7 January, C25 (reproduction)



Henry at Home, with essay by Lucy Raven and interview with Nancy Shaver by Steel Stillman, Soberscove Press, Chicago



Cooper, Ivy. “Variety Succeeds at White Flag,” St. Louis Beacon, 28 January (reproduction)

Humphrey, David and Geoff Kaplan. Blind Handshake, Periscope Publishing, Fall 2009 (reproductions)

McDade, Jackson. “Skulture Vulture”,, 27 December 2009 



Top Pick,, April 

Dunham, Carla Ruth. Review, ArtUS, Summer, 55

Gelber, Eric. Review, New York Sun, 17 May, 22

Gelber, Eric. Review,, 6 June 

Hoggard, Barry., 24 April

White, Roger. Review, Time Out New York, 17–23 May, 72



Bankowski, Jack. “Best of 2004,” Artforum, December, 162

Deitcher, David. “Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Nancy Shaver and Richard Tuttle,” Time Out New York, 8–15 January, 64 (reproduction)



Holliday, Frank. “Formalism Shifted,” Gay City News, 11–17 December, 18



Fyfe, Joe. Review, Art in America, October, 164 (reproduction)

Naves, Mario. “Nancy Shaver: Woman on the Verge,” New York Observer, 4 February, 14

Johnson, Ken. Review, New York Times, 11 January, E44



Cotter, Holland. “Another, Once Again, Many Times More,” New York Times, Listings, 11 May, E38



Cotter, Holland. “An Impresario of Menace in Simple Things,” New York Times, 26 March, Arts section 2:1,44



Griffin, Tim. Review of Matthew Marks group show, Time Out New York, 19–26 August

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Selective Affinities,” New Yorker, 6 September, 86–87

Siegel, Katy. Review of Matthew Marks group show, Artforum, December, 141

Smith, Roberta. New York Times, Art Guide, 27 August

Smith, Roberta. Review of Matthew Marks group show, New York Times, 6 August

Williams, Gregory. Review of Matthew Marks group show, Frieze, November/December



Ebony, David. Review, Art in America, December



Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 20 May, C16



Gimmelson, Deborah. “ARCO Takes Center Stage in Madrid,” Art & Auction, February, 99 (reproduction)



“Sinnvolle Alternativen und Erganzungen,” Berliner Kultur, 24 April

Corris, Michael. Review of “Status of Sculpture,” Artscribe, January/February, 76–77

Humphrey, David. “New York Fax,” Art Issues, November/December, 26–27

Puvogel, Renate. Review of “Status of Sculpture,” Kunstforum, May/June, 335–336

Renton, Andrew. Review, Flash Art, January/February, 136–138

Tanaka, Hiroko. “The Mediocre Objects That Portray the Artist’s Clear Personality,” Hi Fashion Magazine, November, 183–184



Bourriaud, Nicolas. “A la Lois Objet de Consommation et Objet d’Art,” Par Cats, March–May

Chaine, Stanl. “Status of Sculpture: Mais qu’est-ce que l’Art?” Expos, 20 May, 24

Cornand, Rene.  Review of “Status of Sculpture,” Actualite, April

Decter, Joshua. “New York in Review,” Arts, January

Hilton, Tim. “Childish Things,” Guardian, 26 September

Johnson, Ken. Review, Art in America, March, 200–201 (reproduction)

Nesbitt, Lois. Review, Artforum, February, 134 (reproduction) “Nieuwe Lichting Amerikaanse Beelhouwers,” Het Nieuwsblad, 8 December, 19

Paris, Wendy. Review of “Status of Sculpture,” Sculpture, September/October, 65

Tran, David. “La Sculpture, C’est pas l’Amerique!” Spectacles/Loisirs, 20 May

Westfall, Stephen. Interview, Bomb, Spring, 41–42 (reproduction)



Collins, Tricia, and Richard Milazzo. “Post-Appropriation and the Romantic Fallacy. Gober, Etkin, Shaver and Carroll,” Tema Celeste, July–September

Geer, Suvan. Los Angeles Times, 24 March

Gerstler, Amy. ArtForum, May

Knight, Christopher. Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 17 March

Pagel, David. Review, Artscribe, Summer Rubin, Jane. Art issues, Summer



Nickas, Robert. “Entropia y los Nuevos Objetos,” El Paseante, no. 10 Smith, Roberta. Review of “Media Post Media,” New York Times, 15 January, C23

Virshup, Amy. Review of “Media Post Media,” New York, 25 January



Beaumont, Mary Rose. “One Hand Clapping,” Arts Review, August

Cameron, Dan. Review, Flash Art, November/December, 105 (reproduction)

Klein, Ellen Lee. Review, Arts, December, 102

Levin, Kim. Village Voice, Choices, 6 October

Indiana, Gary. “Really Real,” Village Voice, 13 October, 99 (reproduction)

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 2 October



Friedman, Jon. Arts, June, 33 Russell, John. Review, New York Times, 8 April



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