Nicole Eisenman  (American/French, 1965) 

Nicole Eisenman (American/French, b.1965) is an artist from Verdun, France, who is best known for her installations and paintings. Though she grew up in France, Eisenman moved to the United States to attend college. After receiving The European Honors Program: Rhode Island School of Design Year in Rome Award, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1987 with an MFA degree.

Eisenman’s first exhibition was in 1990 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art on Staten Island, NY. The group exhibition at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Figuring Eros, featured several female artists. It wasn''t until two years later that she had her first solo showing, which took place at the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The gallery showed her work multiple times over the years, and she also had solo shows at the Noga Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Barbara Weiss Gallery in Berlin, Germany, the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, NY, and the Entwistle Gallery in London, England.

Though she is best known for her installations, Eisenman works in other mediums, including paintings, drawings, and sketches. Many of her pieces draw inspiration from the things she experienced as a child or young woman. New Braces shows a young woman with metal braces and head pieces attached to the braces, which mimics the way the artist felt when she had her own braces. Some of her pieces bring a touch of whimsy to the images because Eisenman uses pop culture for inspiration. Alice in Wonderland uses the classic image of Alice from the storybook, but Alice meets Wonder Woman instead of the Mad Hatter. As a lesbian artist, Eisenman often creates pieces that focus on strong, independent women. Her piece Logger House shows a group of women in men''s clothing, working together to take down a man. Her humorous pieces led to several publications asking her for stories and interviews, including Flash Art and The Times. Eisenman currently lives and works in New York, and she is represented by the Leo Koenig Gallery in New York.

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Nicole Eisenman, Untitled (Potty training)


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Untitled (Potty training)

Track 16 Gallery
Nicole Eisenman, Small Head


Nicole Eisenman
Small Head

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Nicole Eisenman, Untitled


Nicole Eisenman

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Nicole Eisenman, Untitled


Nicole Eisenman

Parkett Editions, Zurich
Nicole Eisenman, Mail Painting


Nicole Eisenman
Mail Painting

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Nicole Eisenman, Devil


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Nicole Eisenman, Got Me a Gal


Nicole Eisenman
Got Me a Gal

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Nicole Eisenman, Pig


Nicole Eisenman
Pig, 1994
watercolor on paper


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Nicole Eisenman, Untitled


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oil on canvas


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Nicole Eisenman, Just what in the Hell have you done to my pooch


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Just what in the Hell have you done to my pooch, 1996-1999
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1965   Born in Verdun, France
1987   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, B.F.A.
  Lives and works in NYC
2014   Nicole Eisenman, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (solo)
2013   2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2012   'Tis but a scratch’ - ‘A scratch?! Your arm’s off!’ - No, it isn’t’, Studio Voltaire, London, UK
2012   Tis but a scratch – A scratch?! Your arm’s off! – No, it isn’t, Studio Voltaire, London (solo)
2012   Nicole Eisenman, Prints and Works on Paper, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (solo)
2012   Nicole Eisenman: Works on Paper, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington (solo)
2012   B-OUT, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
2012   Nightfall, MODEM, Debrecen/Hungaria
2012   The Happy Fainting of Painting Zwischen Bild und Buch: Materialsammlung Malerei heute Zwinger Galerie, Berlin
2012   Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2012   Prints and Works on Paper, Leo König Inc., New York
2011   The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2011   Prospect.2, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
2011   Hysteria, Laughter and a certain sense Hysteria, Laughter and a certain sense of seriousness, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Karma International, Zurich
2011   Nicole Eisenman, Carnival City: The Wondrous Art of Esther Hamerman, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia (solo)
2011   Nicole Eisenman: Works on Paper, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington (solo)
2011   Nicole Eisenman. New paintings, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles (solo)
2010   Nicole Eisenman: Selected Works: 1994 - 2004, Leo Koenig Inc. New York (solo)
2010   SENT BY MAIL, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
2010   The Jewish Museum, New York
2009   The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY (solo)
2009   Living Together, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain
2009   Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2008   Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008   Ridykeoulous with A.L. Steiner, P.S. 1 MOMA, Long Island City, NY
2008   Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007 - 2008   eFEMera: The Art of Feminist Activism, (group) curated by Aruna
2007 - 2008   D’Souza and students in ARTH 550J, University Art Museum, Binghamton University
2007   Prison Bloomberg SPACE, London
2007   Kiss Kiss Bang Bangcurated by Xabier Arakistain, Museo Nacional De Bella Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007   She Was Born to be My Unicorn, curated by Amy Kellner, Smith-Stewart Gallery, NY
2007   The Powder Room, curated by Georgenna Deen and Christin Werthim, Track 16 Gallery & The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm, Santa Monica, CA
2007   Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2007   Nicole Eisenman, Le Plateau, Paris, France (solo)
2007   Nicole Eisenman, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Progress:Real and Imagined, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY (solo)
2006   The Eighth Square, curated by Frank Wagner, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
2006   Suzanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2005   Chunga en el callejon del Cuajo, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico-City, Mexico, (with Jesusa Rodriguez) (solo)
2005   Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2004   Van Horn, Duesseldorf, Germany (solo)
2004   Elizaville, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY (solo)
2006    Mathieu Victor (ed.), Nicole Eisenman. Selected Works 1994-2004, Walther Koenig, Cologne.
2003    Nicole Eisenman, exhibition catalogue, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca.
2003    ARTtalk, Nicole Eisenman & Holly Block, ARTnews, May, volume 102, Number 5.
2001    Harris, Susan, Nicole Eisenman at Jack Tilton, Art in America, January 2001, p.115.
1999    Nicole Eisenman, The Times, London, June 16.
1997    Turner, Grady, Nicole Eisenman, Flash Art, March/April.
1995    Cotter, Holland, A Critic’s Dozen to Catch at the Biennial, New York Times, March 12, p. 37.
1994    Wakefield, Neville, Nicole Eisenman, Artforum, September, p. 105
1994    Gimmelson, Deborah, Nicole Eisenman: The Ultimate Bad Girl, Art News, March, p. 158.
1993    Myles, Eileen, Nicole Eisenman at Trial Balloon, Art in America, December.