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Norma Minkowitz

25 Broadview Road
Westport, CT 06880, U.S.A.
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Phone: 203 227 4497

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Education and Awards


Cooper Union Art School - Graduated 1958


2009    Master of the Medium Award, James Renwick Alliance of The Smithsonian Institution

2008    Drawing Room Viewing Program, NY

2008    Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Artist Grant, Works On Paper

2003    Fellow of the American Crafts Council

2002    Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship

2000    United Nations Association, Award honoring 100 outstanding Connecticut Women

1992    Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Purchase Award

1987    Visual Reservoirs: Object and Images In-Of-Under- About Surface; Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA

1986    National Endowment for the Arts; Visual Arts Fellowship

1986    Artquest ’86,   Parsons School of Design

1976   Convergence `76; Fibre Structures; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute


Selected Collections


            Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

            State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts

            Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

National Museum of Art/Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

            Jack Lenor Larsen, Long House Foundation

            Josephus Daniels Foundation, Raleigh, NC

            Housatonic Community College Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Sculpture

            Neutrogena Corporation Collection, Los Angeles, CA

            Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

            Philbrook   Museum of Art, Tulsa OK

            Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI

            Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

            Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

                   Decordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA          

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Kwang Ju Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea

            Westport Schools, Permanent Collection

            Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

           Montreal Museum of Art

           Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX            

            Museum of Arts and Design, NY

Selected Exhibitions


2011    New York Fiber in The 21st Century, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY,

            curated  by  Sandra Sider

2010    Different Lines: Drawings by Craft Artists, Fuller Craft Museum, MA,

            curated by  Joan Hausrath

2010    Intertwined:Contemporary Baskets from The Sara and David Lieberman Collection

             Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, curated by Heather S. Lineberry

2009    10th Wave lll: Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture, Brown/Grotta Arts , CT

2009   Matters of Pattern, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship    Grants of 2008, Works on Paper, Hartford, CT

2009   Permanently Mad, Museum of Arts and Design, NY

2008   Works on Paper Drawings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York

2007    The Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007    One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, Curated by Jane Adlin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

2006    Beyond Weaving: International Art Textiles, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT      

2005    Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish

Museum, San Francisco, CA

2005    No Boundaries, Art + Fiber, Neusteter Textile Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Curated by Dr. Alice Zrebiec

2004    Traditions/Transitions/The Changing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, curated by Carol Dean Krute

2003    Corporal Identity-Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, Catalog

2003    College of Fellows, Aileen Osborn Webb Award Exhibition, SOFA, Chicago, Curated by Paul Smith

2003    Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Hartford, CT

2002    Fiber Art: Following the Thread, Smithsonian Archives of American Art Research Center, New York

1999    Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, Catalog

1998    9th International Triennial of Tapestry, Invitational, representing USA, Lodz, Poland, Catalog

1992    Modern Design: 1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Exhibition book published

1991    Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Warsaw, Poland                        

1990    The Female Form in Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, from Permanent Collection, Curated by Andrea Miller-Keller                              

1990    Exploring the Figure through Sculptured Form, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Curated by Allison Cywin

1987    A Sensitivity of Textile - A Proposal for a New Century, International Textile Competition, Kyoto International Conference Hall; Japan

1986    Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum and the University Art Museum at UWM; Tour; Catalog

1985    The Flexible Medium: Art Textiles from the Museum Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,

 Selected Exhibitions (cont)


1977    Fiberworks Selected Exhibitions (cont Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Catalog

1976    Fibre Structures, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, International; Catalog

1976    Second International Competition of Miniature Fibre Work, British Craft Centre, London, England; Catalog; Tour

1974    Portable World, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Catalog


Solo Exhibitions

2013   " Storylines Sculpture and Drawings by Norma Minkowitz"  Snyderman/Works Gallery,PA

2007    Passion of the Line, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005    New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT

2002    Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999    New Sculpture, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1996    Out on a Limb, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1996        Bridge IV, Norma Minkowitz, Society of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

1995           Exposed/Enclosed, Norma Minkowitz, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1994    Sculpture- Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993    Norma Minkowitz, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1991    The Body as Vessel, Bellas Artes Gallery, New York City 

1990/1989 Norma Minkowitz, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1987    Two Person Award Show, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.


Selected Publications


2010    20th Century American Studio Crafts, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf

2009    Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint, by Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas

2008           Norma Minkowitz: Passion of the Line, Richard Tobin. Santa Fe

2008     Surface Design Magazine, Review Passion of the Line by Leslie Clark

2007    The Wornick Collection, Gerald Ward, MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2006           Material Difference, Polly Ullrich, Friends of Fiber Art International

2006           The Magazine of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

2006    Interweave Magazine, Artist Profile, by Michelle Mach

2005    Sculpture Magazine Writing Around Space, Kathleen Whitney, October

2005           Feature, Westport Magazine, Crossing Lines, by Susan Gerber,   April

2004   The Sculpture Reference: Contemporary Techniques,Terms,Tools, Materials and Sculpture, by Arthur Williams

 2004   Norma Minkowitz Portfolio Collection, Monograph, Telos Art Publishing, Brighton, England,  Kathleen Whitney, Jane Adlin, David McFadden

2004           SOFA CHICAGO Catalog, Spaces Within, Essay by Kathleen Whitney

2003Corporal Identity- Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content, Catalog, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

2003    CRART Magazine, September 2003, No.25, Essay by Mee Hye Lee, Seoul, Korea

2003    Art News, January 2003, Norma Minkowitz/Bellas Artes, Review by Dottie Indyke



Selected publications(cont)


2003    Fiberarts Magazine, March/April, Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes, Review

            By Ruth Lopez

2002    Surface Design Journal, The Importance of Being Fiber, Twylene Moyer, Vol 26, #4

2002    Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Oral History program

2000    Nouvel Object III and V, Sept 1997 and 2000, Seoul, Korea

2000    American Craft, Feb/March, Norma Minkowitz/ Bellas Artes Gallery, Review by Kathleen Whitney

1999        Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art ,Catalog  

1997    North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary, Nancy G. Heller, Jules Heller   

1996    The Magazine: Santa Fe, Out on a Limb, works by Norma Minkowitz, Review by Christine Hemp

1992    Fiberarts Magazine, Norma Minkowitz: The Body as Vessel, Reviewed by Betty Freudenheim

1990    The New Textiles, Trends and Traditions, Chloe Colchester, Rizzoli

1990    Modern Design 1890-1990 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, R. Craig Miller

1990    Norma Minkowitz: Shadow Boxes, Review by Margo Shermeta, American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan

1989    The Tactile Vessel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Erie Art Museum

1988    Columbia University; Oral History Archives of Fiber Artists, Greenwood Press

1986    Fiber R/Evolution; Milwaukee Art Museum; Rosalie Goldstein; Burton & Mayer

1977    Fiberworks; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalog






2009    Master of the Medium Symposium Renwick Alliance of The Smithsonian Institution

2009    Lecture and panel Discussion –Fiber Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, NY

2006/2010    Juror, Craft America

2005    Lecture/SOFA NY

2005    Museum of Arts and Design, Illustrated Lecture, Drawn to the Edge

2004    Museum of Arts and Design, Illustrated Lecture

1990/2003       Juror, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Grant applicants

2001    Katonah Museum of Art, Illustrated Lecture

1998    Connecticut Artist's Collection Advisory Committee,

Connecticut Commission on the Arts

1987    Lecture and Panel Discussion - Fiber R/Evolution, Brockton Art Museum