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One and Two-Person Exhibitions
2018   A Ce Moment, Latuvu, Bages, France
2017   Dialogos Subterraneos, Alfinete Galeria, Brasilia, Brazil 2-person (with Diana Blok)
2016   New Work, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY   (with Sarah Lutz)
2014   Mille Feuilles, La Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, Boussan, France
2013   D'ici à Là, Eglise de Betcave Aguin, Gers, France
2011   Offshoot, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Finders Keepers, Art Gallery, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI   (with Shari Mendelson)
2010   out of line, Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY
2008   unstumped, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue windows, NYC
    Genie, The New York Public Library, Art Wall On Third, Curator: Arezoo Moseni
2007   Ilene Sunshine: Mediating The Void, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2006   Recent Sculpture and Drawings, Metaphor Contemporary Art Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2005   Mending, The Painting Center Project Room, NYC
2004   Ayr, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA   (with Marietta Hoferer)
2003   New Work, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA. (with Tina Feingold)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019   Petal Power, OSilas Gallery at Concordia College, Bronxville, NY Curators: Bart Bland, Patti O'Shaughnessy
2018   Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, NYC Jurors: David Cohen, Fran O'Neill
    Matériel, Chateau Vargoz, Sérignan, France
    Transitions, Project: ARTspace, NYC Curator: Michael Kukla
2017   Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, NYC Jurors: Eileen Jeng, Benjamin Sutton, Dexter Wimberly
    Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
    Holiday Show, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY
2016   Hanging Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
    Altered States,, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC
    Bodies, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME   Curator: Ilse Murdock
    Thru The Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015   Aqui e Agora/ Be Here Now, Atelie Ale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sideshow Nation III, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Be Here Now, 308@156 Project Artspace, NYC
    21 & Counting, The Painting Center, NYC
    Convergence, 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA
    One Word: Plastics, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013   Inside Out, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY    Curator: Laura Phipps (Whitney Museum)
    Soaring Gardens: The First Ten Years, Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA (catalogue)
    Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Beautiful Garbage, Byrdcliffe: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY   Curator: Portia Munson
    Spring in Boston, BK Projects, Watertown, MA
    Next In Line: Drawing in the 21st Century, Kuntshalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY   Curator: Erin Brown
    Mic:Check, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011   Workspace Program 2010-11, Dieu Donné Papermill, NYC
    Aqua Art Miami (with Pentimenti Gallery), Aqua Hotel, Miami Beach, FLA
    Plain, Gymnasia Herzilya, Tel Aviv, Israel Curator: Guy Morag Tzepelewitz
    Black and White, Gallery 61, New York Institute of Technology, NYC
    Cabin Fever, Mixed Greens, NYC.
    In the Presence of Trees, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Clearmont, Wyoming 
    Art Chicago (with Patrajdas Contemporary), Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
    Sofia International Paper Art Biennial, Amateras Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria    Curator: Thalia Vrachopoulos
    Have a Seat, Sandler Hudson Gallery. Atlanta, GA.
    Divergent Affinities, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: Barbara Harberger
2010   Upcycled, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Educational Alliance, NYC. Curator: Barbara Lubliner
2009   Pandemic, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA
    Transform Transmute, Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
    For Real, Spike Island, Bristol, UK Curator: Nancy Murphy Spicer
    Tikkunim, Howard House Fine Art, Seattle WA. Curator: Tamar Benzikry-Stern
    Arbores Venerabiles, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.
2008   Art on Paper 2008, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.   Curator: Xandra Eden  (catalogue)
    Where You’re From, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
    The Persistence of Line, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY Curator: Charlotta Kotik
    Sculpted Green, The City of Bellevue Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA.
    Back To The Garden, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2007   Observing The Edge, Kentler International Drawing Space, (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Jennifer McGregor
    Green, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
    Projects 07, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY.
    Summer Invitational, Castle Hill Art Center, Truro, MA.
    La Biennale de Betcave-Aguin, Gers, France.
    White As Color, Tengelsen Gallery, Huntington, NY.
    Scope New York (with Overtones), Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, NYC.
2006   Afloat, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA.
    Reflecting on the Imagery of Trees, Abrons Art Center, NYC.
    Reframing Nature, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY.
2005   Affinities, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY.
    The Road So Far, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
    Works on Paper, The Tank, NYC. Curator: Diana Bullitt Perry
    Art House, sponsored by Atlanta Gallery Association, Atlanta, GA.
    Scope Hamptons (with The Drawing Room), Hampton Hall, Southampton, NY.
2004   Drawings and Works on Paper, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
    Six Windows, presented by NUTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. The Citicorp Building, Long Island City (Queens), NY.
    200 Drawings: A. Herron and B. Blinderman Select From Pierogi's Flatfiles, Illinois State U. Gallery, Normal, IL.
    Selections, Art Gallery, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.
2003   New Work NY > NM, Annie Herron's Selection from Pierogi's Flatfiles, Carlsbad Museum, Carlsbad, NM.
    La Biennale de Betcave-Aguin, Gers, France.
    Paper 2003, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2002   Home-Made, The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA.
    AAF (with Metaphor Contemporary Art), Pier 92, NYC.
    Second Nature, Art Gallery, Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY.
    Treehouse, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2001   Humble, Gallery Korea, Curator: Gerard McCarthy, NYC.
    Color and Design: Transcending the Boundaries, The Gallery, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
    Repetition, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
    Spring Show, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2000   The Flat Files from Pierogi, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
    As If Alive; Animate Sculpture, NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Curator: Sara Lynn Henry, (catalogue).
    Urban Nature, Anthony Giordano Gallery (Islip Art Museum satellite), Oakdale, NY.
    They Are Square, But Not Too Formal, Pardo Lattuada Gallery, NYC.
1999   Sprung Rhythm, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA.
1996   The A.I.M. Show, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, Curators: Lydia Yee, Marysol Nieves, (catalogue)
1992   The 35th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, NY,
Juror: Louis Zona, (catalogue), awarded juror's prize.
    Landscape Observed; Landscape Transformed, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, Curator: Jennifer Cross.
1991   The Clay Show, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, Curator: Anne Neely.
1990   A Global Spirit, Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan, Curator: Franklin Servan-Schreiber.
1989   The Berkshire Art Association Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA,
Juror: Lisa Phillips, (catalogue).
Latuvu, Bages, France, residency, 2018
La Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, Boussan, France, residency, 2014
Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY, residency, 2014
New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA Fellowship, 2011-12
Dieu Donné Workspace Program, NYC, residency, 2010-11
LABA Fellow, 14th Street Y, NYC, 2010-11
Soaring Gardens, The Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Laceyville, PA, Residency, 2008
The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, residency, 2001
Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts,1996
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, residency, 1986, 1988
Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA, residency, 1987
The Artists’ Foundation Sculpture Grant, Boston, MA,1986
Selected Collections
Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYC
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Meditech, Atlanta, GA
Selected Artist Talks/Visiting Artist Experience
ATOA Panel, School of Visual Arts, NYC.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ.
Long Island University, Southampton, NY.
Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhatttan Branch, NYC.
NY State Recycling Conference, Bolton Landing, NY.
Rabindra Baharati University, Kolkata, India.
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI.
Accola, Kristen. “Ilene Sunshine: Mediating The Void”,Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. (brochure), 2006.
Bannon, Anthony. “CAA Show Reflects ‘Seriousness of Purpose’”, Reviews, Chautauquan Daily, June 29, 1992.
Byrd, Cathy. “’Repetition’  Breaks The Mold For Summer Shows”, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, August 22, 2001.
Ciuraru, Carmela. "The Greening of Art", Forward, February 5, 2010.
Collum, Jerry. “Fresh ‘Ayr’ In Experiments With Space”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 7, 2003.
Collum, Jerry. “Lots of Variation Within Repetition”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2001.
Ernst, Eric. “Tracing The Genealogy of Ideas”, The Southampton Press, December 15, 2005.
Frank, Peter. “Art Pick”, LA Weekly, June 21, 2006.
Gustafson, Donna. "out of line",  Kentler International Drawing Space, (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY. (brochure essay), 2010.
Harrison, Helen A. “Urban Nature”, Reviews, The New York Times, Sepember 10, 2000.
Henry, Sara Lynn. “As If Alive: Animate Sculpture”,NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, (catalogue essay), 2000.
Hrbacek, Mary. Art Review, “Ilene Sunshine, Sara Lutz- The Painting Center”, M (The NY Art World), May 2003.
Huffines, Kathy. “Seizing The Mystic Fire”, The Boston Phoenix, September 2, 1986.
Jacobson, Arleen. “White In Full View”, Newsday, July 29, 2007.
Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Cool Island and Garden of Chill”, The Brooklyn Rail, July 2008.
Kotik, Charlotta. “The Persistence of Line”, Kentler International Drawing Space, (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY. (brochure), 2008.
Marter, Joan. "Ora Lerman's Legacy at Soaring Gardens", Hope Horn Gallery, Scranton, PA. catalogue essay, 2013.
McGregor, Jennifer. “Observing The Edge”, Kentler International Drawing Space, (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY. (brochure), 2007.
Perez, Rebecca, “Gallery Watch”, Gotham Magazine, April 2003.
Phipps, Laura. "Inside Out", Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. (brochure essay), 2013.
Sempere, Gabriel. “Une Artiste Americaine”, Le Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France, August 27, 2007.
Temin, Christine. “Critic’s Tip”, The Boston Globe, April 18, 1991.
Temin, Christine. “The Daily Muse’s Critical View of News”, The Boston Globe, August 6, 1987.
Wake, Matt. "Nurture Kicks Nature In The Shins", Daily Journal/Daily Messenger, August 16, 2008.
Waterman, Jill. “Trees’ Company”, Review, artsMedia, Boston, Summer 2001.
Wildman, David. “Nature Observed, The City Felt”, The Boston Globe, July 15, 2001.
(unsigned) “Would You Like Fun Christmas Trees?: An Exhibit of 4 Emerging Artists”, The Hokkai Times, Dec.19, 1990.
(unsigned) “The ‘Fun’ Trees Are In Bloom: Emerging Artists from 4 Countries”, The Shikoku Shimbun, Dec. 10, 1990.
(unsigned) “L’ete de Betcave: Succes Pour Le Vernissage”, La Depeche, Toulouse, France, August 24, 2003.
(unsigned) "Les travaux d'Ilene Sunshine à Latuvu", L'Indépendent, Narbonne, France, October 14, 2018.
Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, BFA Sculpture, with honors, 1979

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