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ALICE AYCOCK | Armageddon Allegra Trio Light

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  • Alice Aycock
  • Armageddon Allegra Trio Light
  • signed, titled, and dated 2018 on the reverse 
  • watercolor on inkjet print
  • 23 3/4 by 35 3/4 in. 60.3 by 80.9 cm.


Courtesy of the artist

Catalogue Note

American sculpture and installation artist, Alice Aycock, was born in 1946 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. from Douglass College in 1968 and an M.A. from Hunter College in 1971. After graduating she moved to New York City and resides there to this day. Her early works, which were influenced by her professor Robert Morris, are land art pieces that connect architecture and design to the natural world. In addition to her recent, critically acclaimed installation of sculpture along Park Avenue in Manhattan, entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase (2014), Aycock’s sculptures grace many public spaces around the country, such as the San Francisco Public Library and JFK International Airport. For decades she has also created sculptures for universities, beginning with The Miraculating Machine in the Garden installed at Rutgers University in 1982, to the more recent, The Butterfly Effect (2012) at Michigan State University and Super Twister (2013) at University of Cincinnati.

She has had several retrospective exhibitions, at Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart (1983); Storm King Art Center (1990); Parrish Art Museum (2013), and has artwork in major museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Storm King Art Center, Louis Vuitton Foundation, and Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany.

As well as being an influential creator, she taught sculpture at Yale University from 1988 to 1992, and was the Director of Graduate Sculpture Studies (1991-92). She has also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1991, and was a visiting artist at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore from 2010 to 2014. She has received four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, served as a member of the New York City Design Commission (2003-2012), received the Americans for the Arts Public Art Award (2008, for Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks), and was inducted into the National Academy of Design, New York City, in 2013.