Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press

Lynda Benglis

(American, born 1941)

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Lynda Benglis

Fan Study, 1970–1979



Born in Lake Charles, LA
Yale Norfolk Summer School, Norfolk, CT
Yale-Norfolk Scholarship
1964 - 1965
The Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY
Max Beckman Scholarship, The Brooklyn Museum
BFA, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Guggenheim Fellowship
Artpark Grant
Australian Art Council Award
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Delphi Art Symposium
Minos Beach Art Symposium
Olympiad of Art Sculpture Park, Korea
National Council of Art Administration
National Endowment for the Arts


Everything Flows, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Thomas Dane Gallery, London Part One: New Works on Paper, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
Figures, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (solo)
Erich Hauser Art Foundation, Rottweil, Germany (solo)
Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Modern Women: Single Channel, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
The Last Grand Tour, Goulandris Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
Lynda Benglis, organized by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Museum le Consortium, Dijon, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, New Museum, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo)
Fountains, Salon 94 Freemans, New York (solo)
Lynda Benglis Glass Masks, Texas Gallery, Houston (solo)
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Abstract Resistance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 2, Subversive Abstraction, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Lynda Benglis, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Traveled to: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Ireland, 2010; Le Consortium, Dijon, France, 2010; The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2010-11; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 2011 (solo)
Flow and Flesh, Locks gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 2, Subversive Abstraction, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Wax’in Wane, Michael Janssen Gallery, Cologne (solo)
New Work, Cheim & Read, New York (solo)
Lynda Benglis/Robert Morris: 1973-1974, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Synthetic, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1968: The Great Innocents, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Arte Povera and Anti-Form, Tate Modern, London, England
Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Jutta Koether, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bad Habits, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Lynda Benglis As Printmaker: A 30-year Retrospective of Editions and Monotypes, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati (solo)
Action Painting, Beyeler Museum, Basel, Switzerland
Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Punk Generation - No one is innocent, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria
Shape-Shifters, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Circa 70: Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois, Cheim & Read, New York
Wax Paintings & Ceramic Sculptures, Texas Gallery, Houston(solo)
ARTMATTERS 11: Lynda Benglis , The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
A batalla dos xéneros , CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
The Lure of Clay , USC Fisher Gallery - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
What Is Painting? - Contemporary Art from the Collection , Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Summer of Love - Art of the Psychedelic Era , Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
WACK! - Art And The Feminist Revolution , The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
Not For Sale , P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
New Work by Lynda Benglis, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY(solo)
Glass - Material Matters , Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Pleated, Knotted, Poured..., Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (solo)
Bass Museum of Art, Miami (solo)
Monique Prieto: New Paintings & Lynda Benglis: THE GRACES, Cheim & Read, New York
Ceramic Sculpture, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica (solo)
Lynda Benglis, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI (solo)
Improvisation: Lynda Benglis and Isaac Witkin, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Ceramic Sculpture, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York (solo)
A Sculpture Survey 1969-2004, Cheim & Read, New York (solo)

Public Collections

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Cranbrook Design Center, Detroit, MI
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Boulder Museum of Art, Colorado
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Portland Museum of Art, Oregon