Art Miami New York

Featured Artists: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Renee Stout and Sheba Sharrow

May 14-17, 2015
VIP Preview May 14 starting at 2pm

Art Miami New York
Pier 94 | 55th Street and West Side Highway
New York City 10019
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Building on their ongoing program, Accola Griefen will highlight a diverse selection of historically significant women artists of the 21st century in their booth at Art Miami New York.

Following on the heals of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s inclusion in the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth and Sky (reviewed in the New York Times and The New Yorker among other publications and on view through May 10, 2015), her newest body of oil paintings as well as early watercolors and prints will be exhibited with Accola Griefen. Smith is one of the most acclaimed American Indian artists of today. In addition to having over 100 solo exhibitions in the past 40 years her work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Walker, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

Accola Griefen will also feature the work of Renee Stout, whose major solo exhibition (with catalogue) Tales of a Conjure Woman, is currently touring throughout the United States. Stout’s work explores the spiritual roots of her African American heritage. She was the first American artist to exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Stout’s work can be found in many museum and private collections throughout the United States and in The Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Netherlands.

Sheba Sharrow (1927-2006), a painter from the “Chicago School” and a colleague and contemporary of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub who shared themes, social concerns and an expressionistic style with these artists will also be featured by Accola Griefen. Among the grants and awards received were those from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the N.J. State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in over 30 solo shows, at museums, universities and galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

Accola Griefen will also be offering a few secondary market works including a watercolor by the important American painter, sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Murray (1940 – 2007). Murray’s work has been the subject of nearly sixty solo exhibitions in galleries around the world since her New York City debut in the 1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has participated in six Whitney Biennial exhibitions since 1973. Elizabeth Murray’s work can be found in over forty public collections in the United States.