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Ellen Banks


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Galleria Sprumillo, Suwalki, Poland
2010 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
Dom Kultur, Warsaw, Poland
2009 ARTtu Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany
2005 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Uranian Center, Berlin, Germany
Erfurt Gallery, Erfurt, Germany
New England School of Art, Boston, MA
1996 Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1995 Makishe Museum, Berlin, Germany
1992 Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
1988 Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1986 Gallerie of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
1985 University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
1984 Bunting Institute, Radcliff College, Cambridge, MA
1983 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1981 Wetering Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1975 Howard University, Washington DC
1973 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Illusive Abstraction, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Force of Color, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007 Core of Substance, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005 Aspects of the Real, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
2000 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Donohue – Sosinski Gallery, New York, NY
Spandow Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Dresden Art Fair, Dresden, Germany
1993 Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris, France
1990 Centre de Documentation, Paris, France
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1988 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA



Training
1983-1984 Cesar Domela – Paris, France
1981-1982 Hans Jaffe – Cambridge, MA; Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Teaching Affiliation
1974-1996 Painting Instructor – School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA



Selected Honors and Awards
1991 Massachusetts Artists Fellowship
1988 Book Grant, Nexus Press, Atlanta, GA
1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Grant
1983-1984 Bunting Fellow, Radcliff College, Cambridge, MA
1982 George Gund Foundation Grant
1979 Ford Foundation Grant
1972 Blanche E. Coleman Award


Selected Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Bunting Institute, Radcliff College, Cambridge, MA
Citicorp, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA
First National Bank, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum for the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA
Makishe Museum, Berlin, Germany
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Schomburg Center, New York, NY
University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Yale University Art Collection, New Haven, CT


Selected Bibliography
2009 “Ellen Banks: The  Geometries of the Score,” Interview with Graham Lock, in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art, Graham Lock and David Murray, eds. New York City: Oxford University Press.
1997 The Boston Globe, Gate McQuaid
1994 Die Welt, Germany
1992 Berliner Morgenpost, Renee Schipp, Germany
1991 Women Artists’ News, Alicia Faxon
The Christian Science Monitor, Addison Parks
1990 Art Forum International, Francine Koslow
The Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen
The Boston Phoenix, Rebecca Nemser
1989 Art News, David Bonetti
1988 Art New England, Lois Tarlow
The New York Times, Robin Hardmann
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin
Art Papers, Christian Walker
1985 Correio Popilar, Brazil
1981 Art News, Pamela Allera
1976 Arts Magazine, Noel Freeman
1973 The New York Times, Hilton Kramer
The New York Times, Henri Ghent





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