American 20th-21st Century Portraiture - Artist Self-Portraiture

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Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Andy Warhol Museum, which says: "Highlighting The Warhol's permanent collection, and including rarely traveled loans, this exhibition broadly examines Warhol's work, from student drawings to late paintings of the 1980s. This exhibition reveals the parallels between Warhol's personal history -- including his struggles with his own physical appearance, such as early signs of balding in 1950s and the gruesome scars following his shooting in 1968 -- and the treatment of the body as a subject in his work." Accessed 11/16 Also see review by Cristina Rouvalis in Fall 2016 Carnegie Magazine. Accessed 11/16. Also 10/27/16 interview of curator Jessica Beck in Art F City. Accessed 11/16.

Face to Face: Artists' Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr. was a 2015 exhibit at the Baker Museum which says: "Narcissism, experimentation, practice, storytelling, self-promotion, personal quest... There are many reasons that artists have for centuries felt the need to portray themselves. A prominent theme in the history of art, self-portraiture has followed the evolution of self-consciousness and metaphysics." Accessed 1/17

Lee Godie: Self-Portraits was held April 8-July 5, 2016 at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.. It was organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The Intuit Web page for the exhibit contains an essay by curator Karen Patterson. Accessed June, 2016.

Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying is a 2017 exhibit at the Bates College Museum of Art which says: "A couple since the mid-1970s, when they met in school, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch share interests in making work that uses the body to pursue psychologically suggestive meanings. Each uses their self, though neither makes traditional self-portraits."  - To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Also see Rona Pondick's website and artist's and Robert Feintuch's website. Accessed 12/17

Self: Explorations of Identity is a 2019 exhibit at the Springville Museum of Art which says: " For the artists featured in SELF: Explorations of Identity, making art is a way to uncover and sort through personal identities, experiences, and values."  Accessed 5/20

Viola Frey: Her Self  is a 2019 exhibit at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art which says: "The exhibit will focus on Frey's self-portraits in multiple mediums, from drawings to oil paintings to ceramics, and includes work that spans over four decades of her career." Also see article form San Francisco Chronicle and biography from Artists' Legacy Foundation Accessed 5/19


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