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Ann Agee, 2021

Ann Agee, 2021

Ann Agee (b. 1959) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Since her residency at the Kohler Arts Center in 1991, Agee’s practice has focused on replicating objects by hand, a process employed to simulate mass production and engage ambiguous delineations between fine art, design, and craft; histories of cultural appropriation and exchange; and the range of women’s lived experiences. Alongside Kathy Butterly, Arlene Shechet, and Annabeth Rosen, Agee is a leading member in a pioneering generation of feminist ceramicists.  She earned her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1981 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1986. Her work has been included in notable group exhibitions, including: Bad Girls (1994), The New Museum, NY; Dirt on Delight (2009), Institute of Contemporary Art, PA and the Walker Art Center, MN; and Conversations in Clay (2008), Katonah Art Museum, NY. She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among others. Her works are included in the permanent collection of notable institutions including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The RISD Art Museum, RI; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Henry Art Museum in Seattle, WA; The Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, FL. 

ANN AGEE

b. 1959
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

1986    
MFA, Yale School of Art

1981    
BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021    
Madonnas and Hand Warmers, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2020    
Madonna of the Girl Child, P·P·O·W, New York, NY (online)

2015    
Domestic Translations, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2012    
The Kitchen Sink, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011    
Ann Agee, Lux Art, Encinitas, CA

2010    
Ann Agee, Rules of the Pattern, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007    
Ann Agee, Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, VA

2005    
Boxing in the Kitchen, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2001    
Ann Agee, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2000    
Ann Agee, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998    
Ann Agee, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996    
Quotidian, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY

1994    
Factory Work, Arena Gallery New York, NY

1993    
Ann Agee, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

1991    
Contradictions in Clay, Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago, IL

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021    
Collection Focus: Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends, MOCA North Miami, Florida

2020    
Forms Fired, Shoshonna Wayne, Los Angeles, CA (online)
The Life of Things, Shoshana Wayne, Los Angeles, CA

2019    
New Faces, Shoshana Wayne, Los Angeles, CA

2018    
The Provisional City, Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy
Pageant of Inconceivables, curated by Portia Munson and Katharine Umsted, The Kleinart/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
Molding/Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings, curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Allison Peller, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015    
(self-contained), Ventana244, curated by Nina Felshin, Brooklyn, NY
My Blue China, Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Human Moments, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

2014    
The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The Amusing Style, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
Nature’s Knot, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY     
Arts Industry Residency, 40 year anniversary exhibition, John Micheal Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2013    
Interior Spaces, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Print Residency Exhibition, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY
New Blue and White, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012    
The Female Gaze: Women Artists making Their World, Lee Alter Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Paved Paradise, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY 
Playing House, with Anne Chu, Mary Lucier, and Betty Woodman, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2011    
New Wallworks, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2010    
Interactions, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philidelphia, PA
The Figure - Contemporary Works in the Collection, RISD Art Museum, Providence, RI

2009    
Dirt on Delight - Impulses That Form Clay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Princeton Visual Art Faculty Exhibition, Paul Robeson Center, Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, NJ
Room Unoccupied, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

2008    
Conversations in Clay, Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY

2007    
Domestic Dieties, Garth Clarck Gallery, New York, NY

2006    
Bong, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY

2005    
City Arts, The Center for Architecture, New York, NY
A Tale to Tell, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

2004    
Standing Room Only, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, CA
Conceptual Realism, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003    
Corporeal Identity-Body Language Fur Angewandte, Kunst Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Chicago Anteneum, Chicago, IL,; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
On the Wall, Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence, RI

2002    
What’s the Use? , J P S Gallery University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
Sex Pots: The Erotic Life of Clay, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001    
The Shock of the Mundane, Henry Art Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2000    
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950 to 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1999    
Pattern, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY
Domestic Transformations, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1998    
Ordinary/Extraordinary, Johnson County Community College of Art, Kansas City, MO

1997    
Pool, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ornament and Landscape: On the Nature of Artifice, Apex Gallery, New York, NY
The Handmade Tale, The Robbins Center for Graduate Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1996    
Millennium Eve Dress, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

1995    
Configura 2, Dialogue of Cultures Erfurt 1995, Erfurt, Germany

1994    
Bad Girls, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Henry Art Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Museum of Sex, New York, NY
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

GRANTS FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2012    
Anonymous Was A Woman Award

2011    
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2006    
Artists Invite Artists, Residency, (Beverly Semmes, Byron Kim, Ann Agee) Watershed Center for Ceramic Art

1997    
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1993    
NEA International Exchange Fellowship, Mexico

1992    
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Wisconsin Arts Board Grant
Kohler Company Artist in Residence

1990    
Empire State Craft Alliance Grant

1989    
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1986    
Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Prize, Yale School of Art

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Ann Agee Double Pink Madonna, 2021

Ann Agee
Double Pink Madonna, 2021
pink-stained porcelain with glaze and stoneware with pink slip and glaze
12 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 10 1/4 ins.
31.8 x 60.3 x 26 cm

Ann Agee Green Dress Madonna with Clogs, 2021

Ann Agee
Green Dress Madonna with Clogs, 2021
red earthenware with white slip and glaze
27 1/2 x 13 x 8 1/2 ins.
69.8 x 33 x 21.6 cm

Ann Agee Sideways Plaid Madonna with Drawer, 2021

Ann Agee
Sideways Plaid Madonna with Drawer, 2021
earthenware with glaze and underglaze
26 1/2 x 14 7/8 x 6 7/8 ins.
67.3 x 37.8 x 17.5 cm

Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing

Ann Agee
Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
variety of clays, glazes, slips, and firing temperatures
dimensions variable

Ann Agee John Soane Breakfast Parlor, 2011

Ann Agee
John Soane Breakfast Parlor, 2011
acrylic on Thai Mulberry paper
164 1/2 x 184 1/4 ins.
417.8 x 468 cm

Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom, 1992
Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom (detail), 1992
Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom (detail), 1992
Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom (detail), 1992
Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom, 1992

Ann Agee
Lake Michigan Bathroom, 1992
porcelain and stoneware
98 3/4 x 121 1/2 x 22 ins.
250.83 x 308.61 x 55.88 cm

Ann Agee Double Pink Madonna, 2021

Ann Agee
Double Pink Madonna, 2021
pink-stained porcelain with glaze and stoneware with pink slip and glaze
12 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 10 1/4 ins.
31.8 x 60.3 x 26 cm

Ann Agee Green Dress Madonna with Clogs, 2021

Ann Agee
Green Dress Madonna with Clogs, 2021
red earthenware with white slip and glaze
27 1/2 x 13 x 8 1/2 ins.
69.8 x 33 x 21.6 cm

Ann Agee Sideways Plaid Madonna with Drawer, 2021

Ann Agee
Sideways Plaid Madonna with Drawer, 2021
earthenware with glaze and underglaze
26 1/2 x 14 7/8 x 6 7/8 ins.
67.3 x 37.8 x 17.5 cm

Ann Agee Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing

Ann Agee
Hand Warmers series, 2016-ongoing
variety of clays, glazes, slips, and firing temperatures
dimensions variable

Ann Agee John Soane Breakfast Parlor, 2011

Ann Agee
John Soane Breakfast Parlor, 2011
acrylic on Thai Mulberry paper
164 1/2 x 184 1/4 ins.
417.8 x 468 cm

Ann Agee Lake Michigan Bathroom, 1992

Ann Agee
Lake Michigan Bathroom, 1992
porcelain and stoneware
98 3/4 x 121 1/2 x 22 ins.
250.83 x 308.61 x 55.88 cm

Videos

Ann Agee, Madonnas and Hand Warmers, P·P·O·W, New York, June 18 - July 16, 2021