MIRIAM WOSK BIOGRAPHY



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Personal

BORN
1947 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Resides in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
University of British Columbia
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City - A. A. S.
School of Visual Arts and the New School of Social Research New York



COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Board of Directors Santa Monica Museum of Art



EXHIBITIONS CURATED

1996 “The Inner Lives of Women: Psyche Spirit and Soul”, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001 "Matters of the Heart"
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1997 “Recent Works”
Jay Chiat Carriage House, New York, NY

1995 “Selected Works”
Jazz, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

1992 “Inner World ... Outer World”
Drago, Santa Monica, CA

1991 "The Mysterious Life of Objects"
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990 "Paintings" Curated by Michele Isenberg
Wilshire Pacific Building, Los Angeles, CA

1988 "Mexican Skirt Paintings" Curated by Fred Hoffman
West Beach Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

1987 "Selected Works, 1979 - 1987"
L'Express, Los Angeles, CA

1983 "Fantastic Fans"
Transamerica Center, Los Angeles, CA

1981 "Fantastic Fans"
China Club, Los Angeles, CA



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000 “Sassy Sexy Sweet Sordid Surreal”
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 “Absolut Bottled Secret”
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2000 “Quirky”
Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY

2000 “Winter Group Show”
Boritzer Gray Hamano, Santa Monica, CA

2000-99 “Open Studios Invitation”
Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio, Santa Monica, CA

1999 “Three Person Show”
Michael’s Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA

1999 “The Bingo Ball” Auction
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1999 “Surrealism”
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1998 “Works on Paper”
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

1998 “Selected Artists”
Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, CA

1997 “Surrealism & NeoNarrative”
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1997 “June Invitational”
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

1997 “Works on Paper, Old Master to Contemporary”
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
1996 “The Inner Lives of Women: Psyche Spirit and Soul”
Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996 “Hold It”
Los Angeles County Museums of Art, MCAC, Los Angeles, CA

1996-95 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Auction
Aspen, CO

1994 “L.A. Rhythms”
Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993 “Sculptural / Functional”
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1993 “Collage Group Show”
Deborah Schiller Hadl Art, Los Angeles, CA

1992 "Outsider’s Masked Ball”
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MCAC, Los Angeles, CA

1992 "The Registry Exhibition”
Curated by Peter Frank, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

1992 "Sweet Chair-ity"
Design House Auction, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

1992 "CSU Summer Arts Traveling Exhibition"
Cultural Center, Eureka, CA; Chancellor’s Office, CSU Long Beach, CA

1992 "Art Furniture"
Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO

1992 "Issues of Choice"
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

1991 "And All Through The House"
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1991 "A Chair As Art"
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1990 "Heal the Bay, Surfboard Art Invitational”
Getty Museum, Malibu, CA & James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990 "Sweet Chair-ity"
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1990 "The Colors of Christmas" Curated by Sharon Truax
The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA

1989 "Environments"
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1988 "Crossroads Arts '88" Curated by Laddie Dill
Sam Francis Studio, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA

1988 "Group Show"
Deborah Schiller Hadl Art, Culver City, CA

1988 "New Talent"
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York City, NY

1987 "CA Neo-Pop"
B1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1987 "Beyond Illustration - The New Pop"
Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

1986 "Fashion Moda Benefit"
Art et Industrie Gallery, New York City, NY

1986 "American Pop Culture Images Today"
Laforet Museum,Tokyo, Japan

1986 "Fantomes of Time”
One Market Plaza, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

1985 "Screens by Artists"
Functional Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983 "Magical Mystery Tour"
Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983 "Group Show"
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA

1983 "Third Anniversary Auction"
Images and Issues Contemporary Art Review, Los Angeles, CA

1982 "Auction to Benefit Otis Parsons"
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

1981 "Images of Labor"
District 1199 Cultural Center Inc., New York & Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

1979-80 "Invitational Christmas Show"
Steps into Space, Los Angeles, CA

1978 "Four and Four"
Harkness House Gallery, New York City, NY



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, 23rd Edition
Publisher: Marquis, NJ 2000

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, 20th, 21st, Millennium Editions Publisher: Marquis, NJ 1997-1998, 1999, 2000-2001

WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD, 17th Edition
Publisher: Marquis, NJ 2000

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM March 1999
Art Review: “ART: ‘Surrealism’ Out of This World” by Shirle Gottlieb

THE GOLDEN AGE OF MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION
The Sixties and Seventies
By Gilles de Bure. Editions du Collectionneur, Paris 1997

INTERNI August 1995
“I Colori della CA” by Antoinella Boise

NEW FEMINIST CRITICISM. ART. IDENTITY. ACTION
“The Archaic Smile” Essay by Arlene Raven. Harper Collins 1994

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE April 1993
“Sit Where?” by Jeff Book

MASQUERADE: THE MASK AS ART
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Curated by Maurice Tuchman
Chronicle Books 1993

NEW YORK MAGAZINE April 1993
“The Birth of Ms.” by Gloria Steinem,
Article featuring Wosk’s 1971cover illustration for the premier issue

LOS ANGELES TIMES Sunday Magazine 1993
“This Art House” by Barbara Thornburg

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS June 1992
Review of exhibit at Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado

L.A. WEEKLY September 1991
Art Pick of the Week by Peter Frank

SELF MAGAZINE August 1988
"The Riotous Colorist" by Coco Myers

L.A. WEEKLY April 1987
"Where The Art Is" by Gloria Ohland

IDEA INTERNATIONAL Special Issue 1987
"American Pop Culture Images Today" by Kei Nagashima

ART & DESIGN May 1985
Article by Charles Jencks

CASA VOGUE November 1985
“Transformations”

LOS ANGELES HERALD Sunday Magazine September 15, 1985
"A View from the Top" by Hunter Drohojowska

GREAT RIVER REVIEW 1984
”Miriam Wosk Featured Artist”

SELF MAGAZINE June 1984
"Hi-tech or Hot Kitsch" by Stephen Drucker

BAY CITY JOURNAL October 1983
Corporate Art on Exhibition by Joan Byrne

CASA VOGUE November 1982
"Folding Works by Miriam Wosk" by Mirella Clemencigh

IDEA INTERNATIONAL May 1976
Cover and cover story by Milton Glaser

ART DIRECTION - NEW YORK April 1974
Cover and cover story

CREE
"Women Artists and Female Imagery" January 1973

RESSEGNA Summer 1973
"Graphic Design and the Feminist Movement

IDEA INTERNATIONAL Special issue 1973
"The Mental Picture" by Jerome Snyder

MADEMOISELLE August 1968
Guest Editor Interview


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