Biography

1952 Born in Wichita, Kansas
1970 Art Students League, New York
1973 Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1977 Member of Collaborative Projects, Inc., New York
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS (Post 1984)
2011 Big Girl Playground, Ridgehill Yonkers, NY
2010 Play Garden Park, Fulton, Mississippi
Wild Life, Connell, Washington
Untitled, Seoul, South Korea
Silver Towers Playground, 42nd St. between 11th and 12th Avenues, NYC
Another World, San Jose, California
2008 Social Invertebrates, Phoenix, Arizona
Untitled (Millipede), Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
New Direction, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey
2007 Coqui, PS 20, New York, NY
Immigrant Family, Toronto, Canada
Matriculated Nature, Claremont, California
DNA, University of Florida at Gainesville
2005 Large Frog and Bee, Montefiore Childrens Hospital, Bronx, New York
Amorphophallus Titanum, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
2004 El Coqui Gigante de Las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Camuy, Puerto Rico
Untitled, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Tornado of Ideas, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Life Underground, Metropolitan Transit Authority and Arts for Transit, 14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, New York
2003 The Return of the Four-Leggeds, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Spokane, WA
2002 Mortellito Memorial, Branchbrook Park Station, New Jersey Transit, Newark, New Jersey
2001 Suspended Mind, Carl Sagan Discovery Center, Montefiore Childrens Hospital, Bronx, NY
2000 Time and Money, Hilton Hotel at Times Square, Forest City Ratner Corporation, NYC
1999 Rockman, Federal Courthouse, General Services Administration, Minneapolis, MN
Kohn Pedersen Fox (Architect), Martha Schwartz (Landscape Architect)

Feats of Strength, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

The Music Lesson, Music School, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Calloway Johnson Moore & West (Architect)

Gold Rush, Federal Courthouse, General Services Administration, Sacramento, California, Nacht & Lewis/Hansen Lind Meyer (Architects)
1998 The Gates, Cleveland Public Library, in collaboration with Maya Lin (Artist) and Tan Lin (Poet) Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (Architect)
1997 Visionary, Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Law of Nature, The Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse, General Services Administration, Portland, OR Kohn Pedersen Fox (Architect)
1996 The Marriage of Real Estate and Money, Roosevelt Island, NY
1995 Dreamers Awake, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas Untitled, Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California
1993 Upside-Down Feet, Krannert Museum of Art, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne Die Überfrau, State Library, Münster, Germany, Bolles-Wilson (Architect)
1992 The Real World, The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Park Battery Park City Authority, NY Carr Lynch Associates (Environmental Design)
1991 The New World, The Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, General Services Administration, Los Angeles Ellerbe Beckett Associates (Architect)
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga
Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
IVAM Center Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS (Post 1984)
2011 Tom Otterness, Animal Spirits, Marlborough Gallery 57th St., New York

2007 Tom Otterness The Public Unconscious, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York

2006 Tom Otterness in Grand Rapids, The Gardens to The Grand, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tom Otterness in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills City Hall, Beverly Hills, California

2005 Tom Otterness in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

2004 Several strange objects, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

Tom Otterness on Broadway, 25 bronze sculptures installed over 108 city blocks

2003 BOMBEATER, Skoto Gallery, New York
2002 See No Evil, Marlborough Gallery, New York

Free Money and Other Fairy Tales, Marlborough Gallery, New York, (catalogue)

Free Money and Other Fairy Tales, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, (catalogue)
1999 Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue)
1998 Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, Florida
1997 Marlborough Gallery, New York (catalogue)

Life Underground, Battery Park City Authority, New York
1996 Motel Fine Arts, New York
1995 Recent Sculpture, Doris Freedman Plaza, New York; a project of the Public Art Fund

On the Commons, Recent Sculpture, at Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn; a project of the Public Art Fund

The Tables, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Brooke Alexander, New York
1994 Recent Drawings and Small Objects, Gallery of Contemporary Art,

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL (catalogue with interview)
1993 Galerie Weber, Münster

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

The Tables, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
1992 Brooke Alexander, New York
1991 The Tables, Sculptures and Drawings, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. Traveled to Portikus/Senckenbergmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (essay by Judith Russi Kirshner) Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
1990 James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica and Brooke Alexander, New York
(essay by Hayden Herrera)
The Tables, Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
1987 Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (essay by Linda Shearer)

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986 Tom Otterness, PPG Plaza, Pittsburgh (essay by Vicky A. Clark)
1985 Brooke Alexander, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Post 1984)
2011 The Bank and Trust Show, Mar. 18, 2011 - Jun 4, 2011. ArtsWestchester, NY

2011 Art, Access & Decay: New York 1975-1985, Apr. 2, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011. Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles

2009-10 Finding Work: Representing Labor in Contemporary Art, Gallatin Galleries, New York

2010 Sculpture: Twelve Independent Visions, Dec. 2, 2010 - Jan 29, 2011. Marlborough Chelsea, NYC

2000-2010, June 24 - Sept 17, 2010. Marlborough Monaco

2009-10 Finding Work: Representing Labor in Contemporary Art, Gallatin Galleries, New York

2008 Here's the Thing: the Single Object Still Life, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

Empire: Views from a New World Order, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2007Sobre el humor, Arte Madrid, Malborough Gallery, Madrid Spain

Wit & Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York

Art in the Green, Winter Park, Florida
2005Sculptures Monumentales a Saint Tropez, Marlborough Gallery, France (Catalogue)

Salamanca ciudad de la escultura, Leon, Marlborough Gallery, France

Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, The UBS Art Gallery, New York
2004 PublicArt in the Bronx, Lehman College Art Gallery The City University of New York, Bronx

Empire: Views from a New World Order, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2003 Amazing Animal Exposition, 2003 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, ISC New Jersey State Fair Grounds for Sculpture

Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

Polarities, Durst Organisation, New York

Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2001 Sculpture, Drawing and Works on Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Lighten Up: Art with a Sense of Humor, De Cordova Museum Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2000 Drawings and Photographs, Mathew Marks Gallery, organized by the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, New York

Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York

DNCArt, a project for the Democratic National Committee, New York

Monte-Carlo International Sculpture Festival: Contemporary American Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
1998 An Exhibition for Children, 242, New York
1997 American Art in the Age of Technology, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Contemporary Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition, Woodson Art Museum, Wasau, WI
1996 Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House, Exhibition IV, Washington, D.C.

A Century of American Drawing from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1994 Eleventh Biennial Benefit, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Jahresmuseum 1994, Kunsthaus Murzzuschlag, Switzerland
1993 Art, Money & Myth, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, J. Patrick Lannan Gallery, Lake Worth, FL

The Elusive Object: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, CT Branch
1992 Allegories of Modernism, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Body, Leg, Heads and Special Parts, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Munich (essay by Lucy Lippard)
1991 No Laughing Matter, October 1991 - April 1993, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International, New York. Curated by Nina Felshin

Rope, Galeria Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

Couleurs de l'argent (The Color of Money), Musée de la Poste, Paris

About Round Round About, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
1989 Object of Thought, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
1988 Aperto 88, XLIII Esposizione La Biennale di Venezia

New Sculpture/Six Artists, The Saint Louis Art Museum

Democracy: Education, Group Material at Dia Art Foundation, New York
1987 The Re-emergent Figure: Seven Sculptors at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
1986 New Trends in Contemporary Sculpture, 10 New Outstanding Sculptors of America and Japan, Sapporo Art Park, Tokyo

Spectrum: The Generic Figure, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1985 Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Nouvelle Biennale de Paris XIIIe, La Villette, Paris

1985 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Classic Tradition In Recent Painting and Sculpture, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1985 Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Nouvelle Biennale de Paris XIIIe, La Villette, Paris

1985 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Classic Tradition In Recent Painting and Sculpture, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT