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Nicole Eisenman

Photo: Nathan Perkel

Photo: Nathan Perkel

Nicole Eisenman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. They are a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018. Their work was included in both the 2019 Venice Biennale and the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Baden Baden Baden, at the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany; Dark Light, at Vielmetter Los Angeles; Dark Light, at Secession in Vienna, Austria; Al-ugh-ories, at the New Museum, New York; and Magnificent Delusion, at Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Having established themselves as a painter, Nicole Eisenman has expanded their practice into the third dimension.


Born Born in Verdun, France, 1965


BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1987

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Kunstmuseum Den Haag, 'Köpfe, Küsse, Kämpfe. Nicole Eisenman und die Modernen', Hague, Netherlands (travelling exhibition)
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, 'Köpfe, Küsse, Kämpfe. Nicole Eisenman und die Modernen', Arles, France (travelling exhibition)
Aargauer Kunsthaus, 'Köpfe, Küsse, Kämpfe. Nicole Eisenman und die Modernen', Aarau, Switzerland (travelling exhibition)
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 'Positive Fragmentation', Washington DC

2021 Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 'Heads, Kisses, Battles. Nicole Eisenman and the Moderns', Bielefeld, Germany (travelling exhibition)
University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 'Nicole Eisenman: Prince', Amherst MA
McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, 'Nicole Eisenman: Prints', Manchester NH
Anton Kern Gallery, ‘Nicole Eisenman. Maquette and Paper Pulp Works’, New York NY
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, ‘Nicole Eisenman. Giant Without a Body’, Oslo, Norway

2020 FLAG Art Foundation, ‘Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth Somerset, ‘Nicole Eisenman. Where I Was It Shall Be’, Bruton, UK
The Contemporary Austin, ‘NICOLE EISENMAN. STURM UND DRANG’, Austin TX
Anton Kern Gallery, ‘Nicole Eisenman Incelesbian’, New York NY

2019 Nasher Sculpture Center, ‘Recent Acquisition. Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain’, Dallas TX

2018 Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 'Baden Baden Baden', Baden-Baden, Germany
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 'Dark Light', Los Angeles CA
Anton Kern Gallery, 'A Valentine's Day Show', New York NY

2017 Corbett vs. Dempsey, 'Nicole Eisenman', Chicago IL
Anton Kern Gallery, 'Faces. Painted Reliefs', New York NY
Secession, 'Now or Never', Vienna, Austria
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany

2016 New Museum, 'Al-ugh-ories', New York NY
Anton Kern Gallery, 'Magnificent Delusion', New York NY

2015 The Jewish Museum, 'Masterpieces & Curiosities. Nicole Eisenman's Seder', New York NY
Galerie Barbara Weiss, 'The Kiss', Berlin, Germany

2014 Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013', St. Louis MO; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA

2013 University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 'Nicole Eisenman / MATRIX 248', Berkeley CA

2012 Leo Koenig Gallery, 'Woodcuts, Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes', New York NY
Studio Voltaire, 'Tis but a scratch A scratch?! Your arms off! No, it isn’t', London, UK

2011 Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 'New Paintings', Culver City CA
Invisible-Exports, 'READYKEULOUS; The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondence', New York NY

2009 Tang Museum, Skidmore College, 'Nicole Eisenman', Saratoga Springs NY
Leo Koenig Inc., 'Nicole Eisenman', New York NY

2008 Barbara Weiss Gallery, 'Coping', Berlin, Germany

2007 Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 'A Show Born of Fear', Los Angeles CA
Kunsthalle Zurich, 'Nicole Eisenman', Zurich, Switzerland
Le Plateau, Frac Ile de France, 'Nicole Eisenman', Paris, France

2006 Leo Koenig Inc., 'Progress: Real and Imagined', New York NY

2005 Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, 'Chunga en el callejon del Cuajo', Mexico City, Mexico (with Jessica Rodriguez)

2004 Van Horn, Dusseldorf, Germany
Leo Koenig Inc., 'Elizaville', New York NY

2003 The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca NY

2002 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2000 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY
Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1999 Entwistle Gallery, London, UK

1998 Rice University Art Gallery, 'Behavior', Houston TX
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica CA

1996 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY
Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (with Jason Fox)

1995 Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA

1994 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY

1993 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Trial Balloon, New York NY

1992 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica CA

Group Exhibitions

2021 Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 'Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40', Chicago IL
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 'New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century', Berkeley CA
Vielmetter Los Angeles, '20 Years Anniversary Exhibition. Part 2', Los Angeles CA
RISD Museum, 'Any distance between us', Providence RI

2020 Karma, '(Nothing But) Flowers', New York NY
The Galerie St. Etienne, 'Transitional Positions', New York NY
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Radical Figures. Painting in the New Millennium', cur. Lydia Yee, Candy Stobbs, London, United Kingdom

2019 König Galerie, 'What Beauty Is, I Know Not', Berlin, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Biennial 2019', New York NY
La Biennale di Venezia, '58th International Art Exhibition. May You Live In Interesting Times', Venice, Italy
Tilton Gallery, 'Nicole Eisenman. Nineteennineties', New York NY
Aargauer Kunsthaus, 'MASK In Present-Day Art', Aarau, Switzerland
Greene Naftali Gallery, '7 Painters', New York NY
Alexander Gray, 'A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women', Zernez, Switzerland
Brandhorst Museum, 'Forever Young', Munich, Germany
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 'Show Me As I Want To Be Seen', San Francisco CA

2018 Frans Hals Museum, 'Noise, Frans Hals, Otherwise', Haarlem, The Netherlands
Tilton Gallery, 'In Tribute to Jack Tilton', New York NY
LGBT Community Center, 'Cast of Characters', New York NY
Pizzuti Collection, 'Close to the Edge', Columbus OH

2017 Kohn Gallery, 'Engender', Los Angeles CA
Aishti Foundation, 'The Trick Brain', Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
USC Fischer Museum, 'James HD Brown. Life and Work in Mexico', Los Angeles CA
Jessica Silverman Gallery, 'Marching to the Beat', Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco CA
Andrew Kreps Gallery, 'I Plan to Stay a Believer', Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Talking Pictures. Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists', New York NY
Altman Siegel, 'Soil Erosion', San Francisco CA

2016 Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Selections from the Permanent Collection', Los Angeles CA
La Biennale de Montréal, 'Le Grand Balcon', Montréal, Canada
SMAK, 'These Strangers', Ghent, Belgium
James Cohan, 'Intimisms', New York NY
KaviarFactory, 'Above the ART ic Circle', Henningsvær, Norway

2015 Invisible-Exports, 'Fetching Blemish', New York NY
Sadie Coles Gallery, A Painting Show, London, UK
Maccarone, 'All back in the skull together', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America is Hard to See', New York NY
Museum Brandhorst, 'Painting 2.0. Expression in the Information Age', Munich, Germany
Palazzo Reale, 'The Great Mother. Women, Maternity, and Power in Art and Visual Culture, 1900 – 2015', Milan, Italy
Tanya Leighton Gallery, 'No Joke', Berlin, Germany

2014 Museum of Modern Art, 'The Forever Now. Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World', New York NY
The State Hermitage Museum, 'Manifesta 10', St. Petersburg, Russia,
Angles Gallery, 'Hidden and Revealed', Los Angeles CA
Silberkuppe, 'New Dawn', Berlin, Germany
Martos Gallery, 'Every day in every way I'm freely opening my senses to the beauty in myself and opening up to all the beauty around me and in all the people I will encounter', New York NY

2013 Carnegie Museum of Art, '2013 Carnegie International', Pittsburgh PA
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 'Outside the Lines', Houston TX
New Museum, 'NYC 1993. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star', New York NY
Saatchi Gallery, 'Body Language', London, UK
Locks Gallery, 'Catch as Catch Can', Philadelphia PA
MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, 'Nightfall', Debrecen, Hungary

2012 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The Whitney Biennial', New York NY
Andrew Edlin Gallery, 'B-Out', New York NY

2011 Harris Lieberman, 'A Painting Show', New York NY
Prospect II, New Orleans LA
SFMOMA, 'The Air We Breathe', San Francisco CA
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 'Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts', New York NY
Museum 52, 'Leidy Celeste Nicole', New York NY

2008 Villa Merkel. 'Painting, Smoking, Eating', Esslingen, Germany

2007 EFA Gallery, 'Horizon', New York NY

2006 Museum Ludwig, 'The Eighth Square. Gender, Life and Desire in Art Since 1960', Cologne, Germany
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, 'Through the Looking Glass', Zurich, Switzerland
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 'This is not a Love Song', Los Angeles CA

2005 The Rotunda Gallery, 'Post Everything', New York NY
Museum Kunst Palast, Ludwig Museum, '360 degrees art', Dusseldorf, Cologne, Germany
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY
Leo Koenig Inc., 'Self-Preservation Society', New York NY
Roger Bijkomen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum De Arte Carrilo Gil, 'A La Pared/On the Wall', San Angel, Mexico
Galerie Martin Janda, 'Silent Stories', Vienna, Austria
Austrian Cultural Forum, 'Slices of Life', New York NY

2004 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
La Maison Rouge; Foundation Antoine de Albert, 'Central Station. The Harold Falckenberg Collection', Paris, France
Creative Time, 'Dreamland Artists Club', New York NY
Galleri S.E., 'USA Today', Bergen, Norway
Creative Time, 'The Coney Island Project', New York NY
The Jewish Museum, '100 Artists See God', San Francisco CA
Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, 'As Time Goes By', Cologne, Germany
Roger Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2003 Leo Koenig Inc., 'As Time Goes By', New York NY
Ludwig Museum, 'DC. Lilly van der Stokker', Cologne, Germany
K21 Kunstsammlung; Sammlung Speck, 'On the Wall. Wallpaper and Tableau', Dusseldorf, Germany; Kunstmuseum Graz, Austria
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Off the Wall', Philadelphia PA
Kinsey Institute, 'The Feminine Persuasion', Bloomington IN
Carnegie Mellon University, 'Comic Release!', Pittsburgh PA
China Art Objects, 'Turn On, Drop Out', Los Angeles CA
Works on Paper, Inc., 'The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum', Los Angeles CA
The Sculpture Center (In Collaboration with ICI), 'The Paper Sculpture Show', Queens NY
Galeria Maribini, 'There's Always Tomorrow', Bologna, Italy
Denver Museum of Art, 'Retrospectacle. 25 years of collecting Modern and Contemporary Art', Denver CO

2002 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Family', Ridgefield CT
Consejeria de las Artes, 'El Bello Genero Convulsiones y Permanencias Actuales', Madrid, Spain
Avenue B Gallery, 'The Empire Strikes Back', New York NY
Marella Fine Arts, 'Super Natural Playground', Milan, Italy

2001 ArtScan Gallery & Rudolph Projects, 'Fast Food For Thought. Cartoon in Art', Houston TX
Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, 'Threads of Vision. Toward a New Feminine Poetics', Cleveland OH
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, 'Waterworks', Skarhamn, Sweden
Castle Gallery, 'Driving Women', New Rochelle NY
DC Moore Gallery, 'Self Made Men', New York NY
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 'American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture', New York NY
Texas Gallery, 'Pop & Post-Pop (On Paper)', Houston TX

2000 Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, 'Uncomfortable Beauty', New York NY
Works on Paper Inc., 'H2O', Los Angeles CA
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 'Blurring Lines in Contemporary Drawing', Sheboygan WI
Andrea Rosen Gallery Booth Basel Art Fair, 'People', Basel, Switzerland
New Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Picturing the Modern Amazon', New York NY
Snug Harbor, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 'The Figure. Another Side of Modernism', Staten Island NY
Seattle Art Museum, '1/2: Going Forward Looking Back', Seattle WA
DC Moore Gallery, 'The Likeness of Being’, New York
Swiss Institute, 'Prophecies’, New York
Zona F, Espai d'art contemporani de Castell, Castell, Spain
Katonah Museum of Art, 'Deja Vu. Reworking the Past', Katonah NY
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, 'Here Kitty, Kitty', Atlanta GA

1999 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The American Century. Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part II, 1950-2000', New York NY
Exit Art, 'Warehouse', New York NY
The Waiting Room at the School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, 'I am a Virgin', Wolverhampton, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art, '54 x 54 x 54', London, UK
Mai 36 Galerie, 'Two DoorsTrue Value', Zurich, Switzerland

1998 Deven Golden, 'Cant We All Just Get Along', New York NY
Entwistle Gallery, 'Codex USA', London, UK
Rupertinum, 'Deal and Reality', Salzburg, Austria
Stedelijk Museum, 'From The Corner of the Eye', Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, 'some WOMEN/PRETTY girls', Boca Raton FL
Whitney Museum at Champion, 'Animal Tales. Contemporary Bestiary and Animal Painting', Stamford CT
'The Wolfsonian Mural Project (organized by The Drawing Center, New York)', Miami FL

1997 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'HEART, MIND, BODY, SOUL. American Art in the 1990s, Selections from the Permanent Collection', New York NY
San Francisco Museum of Art, 'New Work Drawings Today', San Francisco CA
Karen McCready Fine Art, 'Drawn & Quartered', New York NY
A/D Gallery, 'Woven in Oaxaca', New York NY
SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 'Womens Work', Winston-Salem NC
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, 'Just What Do You Think You're Doing Dave', Brooklyn NY
Frankfurter Kunstverein, 'Form and Function of Drawing Today', Frankfurt, Germany
Lawing Gallery, 'Fracturing the Gaze', Houston TX
Momenta Art, 'The Gaze', New York NY
Laurent Delaye Gallery, 'Dissolution. Made in the U.S.A.', London, UK
Galerie Rdiger Schttle, Munich, Germany
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, 'The Road Show', New York NY
Le Magasin, 'Vraiment. Féminisme et l’art’, Grenoble, France
Stefan Stux Gallery, 'Sex / Industry', New York NY
Anna Kustera Gallery, '20 x 152', New York NY
Casey Kaplan, 'The Name of the Place', New York NY

1996 Alexandros Soutzos Museum, 'Identity Crisis. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art', Athens, Greece
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, National Gallery, Athens, Greece)
Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, 'a/drift', Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 'Be Specific', Santa Monica CA
Center for Contemporary Art, 'Gender, fucked', Seattle WA
Galerie in Haus 19, 'The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art. Nicole Eisenman, Erika Rothenberg, Jimmy Shaw, Benjamin Weissman, Sue Williams', Munich, Germany
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, 'Sexual Politics. Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History', Los Angeles CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Defining the Nineties. Consensus-Making In New York, Miami and Los Angeles', Miami FL
Neuberger Museum, SUNY at Purchase, 'Real Fake', Purchase, NY
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 'Screen', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Playtime', New York NY

1995 Santa Monica Museum of Art, 'A Glimpse of the Norton Collection as Revealed by Kim Dingle', Santa Monica CA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, 'Art on Paper', Greensboro NC
The University of California at Irvine, 'Pervert', Irvine CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Picassoid', New York NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Inside Out. Psychological Self Portraits', Ridgefield CT
Exit Art, 'Way Cool', New York NY
Gallery Mittelstrasse 18, 'Odschon Malerei (Painting)', Potsdam, Germany
Brooke Alexander Editions, 'Komix', New York NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial, New York NY
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle',Toys Art Us', New York NY
Galerie Krinzinger, 'Seduction and Betrayal', Vienna, Austria
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New Museum Benefit Show, New York NY

1994 Kunstverein Munich, 'Watt, Witte de With', Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Munich, Germany
Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sonnabend Gallery, New York NY
White Columns, New York NY
The Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'The Seventh Wave', Los Angeles CA
Adam Baumgold Fine Arts, 'Sex', New York NY
The Center for Contemporary Art, 'Bad Girls', Glasgow Scotland
The Drawing Center, 'Return of the Cadavre Exquis', New York NY
Wright Art Gallery, University of California, 'Bad Girls', Los Angeles CA
The Center for Contemporary Art, 'Arrested Childhood', Miami FL
Wiener Secession, 'Wenn die Kinder sind im Dunkeln', Vienna, Austria
The Ikon Gallery, 'Bad Girls', Birmingham, UK

1993 Institute of Contemporary Arts, 'Bad Girls', London, UK
Basel Art Fair, 'bODD', Basel, Switzerland
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, 'The Seventh Wave', Southampton, UK
Barbara Braathen Gallery, 'Urban Analysis', New York NY
Monica Sprth Galerie, 'Eau de Cologne 8393', Cologne, Germany
David Zwirner Gallery, 'Coming to Power', New York NY
Exit Art/The First World, '1920', New York NY
Elizabeth Koury Gallery, New York NY

1992 303 Gallery, New York NY
Exit Art/The First World, 'Fever', New York NY
The Drawing Center, 'Wall Drawings', New York NY
Trial Balloon, 'Part Fantasy', New York NY
Franklin Furnace, 'The Lesbian Museum. 10,000 Years of Penis Envy', New York NY
Longwood Arts Gallery, 'Imagining Indians', Bronx NY

1990 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 'Figuring Eros, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art', Staten Island NY

Public Collections

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago
Carnegie Museum of Art
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park FL
Denver Art Museum
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Hall Art Foundation
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca NY
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
RISD Museum, Providence RI
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tate, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA

Other Projects

2019 Raid The Icebox Now with Nicole Eisenman, 'Tonight We Are Going Out and We Are All Getting Hammered'

2012 Bush Shelter Project: Nicole Eisenman Intentions, Locust Projects, Miami FL

2006 Ridykeulous, Participant Inc, New York NY

2002 Scenery, White Oak Dance Project

2000 Jennifer Monson, set design for dance program at The Kitchen, New York NY

1998 The Choice, co-curated group exhibition at Exit Art, New York NY

1995 Summer of Bad Plays, Writer and Actor
Magazine cover project for Art magazine, March 1995

1994 Centerfold project for Frieze magazine, November/December 1994


2012 Whitney Museum, 2012 Whitney Biennial, 'Nicole Eisenman. Figure Drawing Atelier with Commentary by Margie Weinstein, Manager of Education Initiatives', New York NY

Awards and Grants

2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, United States

2013 The Carnegie Prize, 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh PA

2002 Cabinet Magazine Paper Sculpture Project, United States
Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mount Desert Island ME

1996 John Simon Guggenheim Grant, United States

1995 The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, United States
The Lois Tiffany Grant, United States
Penny McCall Foundation Grant, United States


Present Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
2001-02 Mount Royal College of Art, Baltimore MD
2000-01 School of Visual Arts, New York NY


Bard College, NY
Columbia University, NY
Colgate University, NY
Harvard University, Architecture Department, MA
Hunter College, NY
Mount Royal College of Art, MD
Provincetown Workshop, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, RI
School of Visual Arts, NY
SUNY New Platz, NY
SUNY Binghamton, NY
University of Tennessee, TN
University of Kentucky, KT
Vassar College, NY
Yale University, CT
Princeton University, NJ
Queens College, NY



2021 Cameron, Dan, ‘Nicole Eisenman’, London: Lund Humphries, 2021

2020 Pesanti, Heather, Roach, Stephanie, Rider, Jonathan (et al.) ‘Nicole Eisenman. Sturm und Drang’, Santa Fe: Radius Books / Austin: The Contemporary Austin / New York: The Flag Art Foundation (exh. cat.)
Longabucco, Matt, ‘Nicole Eisenman. Incelesbian’, New York: Anton Kern Gallery/Dieu Donné, 2020 (exh. cat.)

2018 Black, Hannah, Bündge, Hendrick, 'Nicole Eisenman. Baden Baden Baden', Cologne: Walther König, 2018 (exh. cat.)

2017 Koestenbaum, Wayne, Marcus, Daniel (et al.), 'Nicole Eisenman. Dark Light', Vienna: Secession and Revolver Publishing, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2016 Gioni, Massimiliano, Christoffersen, Helga (eds.), 'Nicole Eisenman. Al-ugh-ories', New York: New Museum, 2016 (exh. cat.)

2014 Topol, Samantha, Bryan-Wilson, Julia (eds.), 'Nicole Eisenman. Dear Nemesis. 1993–2013', St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Cologne: Walther König, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2011 Ruf, Beatrix (ed.), 'Nicole Eisenman', Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Berry, Ian, 'Nicole Eisenman. The Way We Weren't', Saratoga Springs: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2010 (exh. cat.)

2008 Mathieu, Victor, 'Nicole Eisenman. Selected Works 1994–2004', Cologne: Walther König, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Becker, Lutz, Koch, Uwe, ‘Nicole Eisenman. Consciousness razing’, Cologne: Prima Print, 2008

2003 Myles, Eileen, 'Nicole Eisenman. Selected Works, 1993-2003', Ithaca: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2003 (exh. cat.)

Selected Publications

2021 DiQuinzio, Apsara, Bottici, Chiara, Webster, Jamieson (et al.), 'New Time. Art & Feminisms in the 21st Century', Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2021, pp. 154-155, ill. (exh. cat.)

2020 Gerhard, Jane, Tucker, Dan, 'Citizen Woman: An Illustrated History of the Women's Movement', Munich/London/New York: Prestel, 2020, ill.
Yee, Lydia (ed.), 'Radical Figures. Painting in the New Millennium', London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2020 (exh. cat.)

2019 Schuppli, Madeleine (ed.), 'Mask In Present-Day Art', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019 (exh. cat.)
Matteson, Natasha, Lappe, Rabbi Benay, 'Show Me As I Want to Be Seen', San Francisco: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2019 (exh. cat.)

2017 Gioni, Massimiliano, Atkins, Ed, 'The Trick Brain. Selections from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection–Aïshti Foundation', London: Skira Publishing, 2017

2016 Hochdoerfer, Achim, Joselit, David, Ammer, Manuela (eds.) (et al.), 'Painting 2.0. Expression In the Information Age', New York: Prestel, 2016

2015 Gioni, Massimiliano, Tenconi, Roberta, 'The Great Mother. Women, Maternity, and Power in Art and Visual Culture, 1900-2015', Zurich: Skira Publishing, Milan: Palazzo Reale, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Mullins, Charlott, 'Picture People. The New State of the Art', London: Thames & Hudson, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Hoptman, Laura, 'The Forever Now. Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World', New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Konig, Kasper, 'Manifesta 10. The European Biennial of Contemporary Art', Cologne: Koenig Books, 2014

2013 Baumann, Daniel, Byers, Dan, Kukielski, Tina (eds.), '2013 Carnegie International', Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Gioni, Massimiliano, Moore, Jenny, Norton, Margot (eds.) (et al.), 'NYC 1993. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star', New York: New Museum, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2012 Sussman, Elizabeth, Sanders, Jay (eds.), 'Whitney Biennial 2012', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Yau, John (ed.), 'The Triumph of Poverty. Poetry Inspired by the Work of Nicole Eisenman', New York: Off The Park Press, 2012

2011 DiQuinzio, Apsara (ed.), 'The Air We Breathe. Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality', San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011

2006 Butler, Judith, Crimp, Douglas, Diederichsen, Diedrich (et al.), 'The Eighth Square. Gender, Life and Desire in Art Since 1960', Cologne: Hatje Cantz Publishers/Museum Ludwig, 2006

2003 Stirratt, Betsy, Johnson, Catherine, 'Feminine Persuasion. Art and Essays on Sexuality', Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Najafi, Sina (ed.), 'The Paper Sculpture Book', New York: Independent Curators International, 2003 (exh. cat.)

2001 Chambers, Kristin, Marcoci, Roxana, 'Threads of Vision: Toward a New Feminine Poetics', Cleveland: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 2001

2000 Frueh, Joanna, Fierstein, Laurie, Stein, Judith (eds.), 'Picturing The Modern Amazon', New York: New Museum, 2000 (exh. cat.)
Cooperider, Carrie, Hiller, Melissa, Poole, Jennifer, 'The Figure. Another Side of Modernism', Staten Island: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 2000 (exh. cat.)

1998 Stedelijk Museum, van Nieuwenhuyzen, Martijn, 'From The Corner of the Eye', Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1998 (exh. cat.)

1997 Decter, Joshua, Prina, Stephen, Kelley, Mike, 'A/drift', Annandale-on-Hudson: Bard Publications, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1996 Hammond, Harmony, Lord, Catherine, 'Gender, fucked', Seattle: Center on Contemporary Art, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Clearwater, Bonnie, 'Defining the Nineties. Consensus-Making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles', Miami: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Neuberger Museum of Art, 'Real Fake', Harrison: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase: Purchase College State University of New York, 1996

1995 Gauthier, Jennifer, Kramer Murphy, Angela, Roznoy, Cynthia, 'Playtime. Artists and Toys', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Dingle, Kim, Gamblin, Noriko, 'A glimpse of the Norton Collection as revealed by Kim Dingle', Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)
FitzGerald, Michael C., 'Picassoid', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Simic, Charles, Caws, Mary Ann, Schaffner, Ingrid, 'Return of the Cadavre Exquis', New York: The Drawing Center, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1993 Dexter, Emma, Bush, Kate, Chadwick, Helen (et al.), 'Bad Girls', London: Institute of Contemporary Arts (exh. cat.)
Cantor, Ellen, Beatty, Maria, Avgikos, Jan (et al.), 'Coming to Power. 25 years of sexually x-plicit art by women', New York: David Zwirner Books, 1993 (exh. cat.)

Selected Press

2021 Fazzare, Elizabeth, 'Cultured Collections with Susan Barrett', on:, 19 March 2021, ill.
Harris, Garreth, 'Six artists—including Nicole Eisenman and Ibrahim Mahama—shortlisted for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth public art commission', on:, 9 March 2021,
Parker, Ian, 'Every Nicole Eisenman Picture Tells a Story', in: The New Yorker, 1 March 2021, ill.
Herriman, Kate, 'In New York, Group Art Shows Provide Temporary Shelter From Urbanite Isolation', on:, 23 February 2021, ill.
Soboleva, Ksenia M., 'The Delightfully Debased Art of Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee', on:, 19 January 2021, ill.

2020 ___, 'Lee Lozano and Nicole Eisenman at Hauser & Wirth Somerset', on:, 20 November 2020, ill.
Yerebakan, Osman Can, 'How Star Painter Nicole Eisenman Leveraged a New Solo Show to Pay It Forward, Putting the Spotlight on Her Naughty Friend Keith Boadwee Instead', on:, 9 December 2020, ill.
Simpson, Veronica, 'Nicole Eisenman: Where I Was, It Shall Be' [review], on:, 12 November 2020, ill.
Creahan, D., 'Somerset – Nicole Eisenman: “Where I Was, It Shall Be” at Hauser & Wirth through January 10th, 2020', on:, 12 November 2020, ill.
Rahel, Aima, 'Nicole Eisenman', in: ArtReview, London, vol. 72, no. 7, November 2020, pp. 18, 44-51, 113, cover, ill.
___, 'The Guide', in: The Guardian, London, 31 October 2020, p. 25, ill.
Aima, Rahel, 'Nicole Eisenman's Fable of Worries', in: ArtReview Asia, October 2020, ill.
Aima, Rahel, 'Out of the Weeds: Nicole Eisenman on How Boredom Fuels Her Art' [interview], on:, 8 October 2020, ill.
___, 'Nicole Eisenman – Where I Was, It Shall Be', on:, 3 October 2020, ill.
___, 'Major outdoor work by Nicole Eisenman unveiled today at Hauser & Wirth Somerset', on:, 2 October 2020, ill.
Dafoe, Taylor, 'Nicole Eisenman, Martin Puryear, and 100 Other Artists and Intellectuals Call on Museums to Reinstate the Postponed Philip Guston Retrospective', on:, 30 September 2020, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, 'Join the crowd. Nicole Eisenman's painting perfectly captures the wonderful weirdness of human togetherness', on:, 19 August 2020, ill.
Selvin, Claire, 'City of Münster Secures Funding for Beloved Nicole Eisenman Fountain Sculpture', on:, 6 July 2020, ill.
Klingelfuss, Jessica, 'West Side Story', in: Wallpaper, May 2020, London, pp. 92-112, ill.
Kotecha, Shiv, 'For Nicole Eisenman, Historical Memory is a Blunt Instrument', on:, 28 April 2020, ill.
Reid, Hilary, 'Bananas to the Rescue!', on:, 23 April 2020, ill.
Tuchman, Phyllis, 'Nicole Eisenman', in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, April 2020, p. 72, ill.
Yerebakan, Osman Can, 'Nine Artworks To Turn You On In Isolation', on:, 3 April 2020, ill.
Indrisek, Scott, 'These Major Contemporary Artists Are Passionate Collectors of Outsider Art', on:, 22 January 2020
Holmes, Helen, 'Artists Call on MoMA to Cut Board Members Who "Profit From 'Suffering'"', on:, 15 January 2020
___, 'Nicole Eisenman. The Contemporary Austin', in: Artforum, New York, January 2020

2019 Prickett, Sarah Nicole, Phillips, Kaitlin, 'Diary. Inside Job', in: Artforum, December 2019
Russeth, Andrew, 'Nicole Eisenman Joins Powerhouse Hauser & Wirth Gallery Following Star Turns at the Venice and Whitney Biennials', on:, 14 November 2019, ill.
___, 'Hauser & Wirth announces representation of Nicole Eisenman', on: Art Daily, 18 November 2019, ill.
Tuchman, Phyllis, 'Double Feature: Revered Painter Nicole Eisenman Has Quickly Become One of Today’s Most Thrilling Sculptors', on:, 1 October 2019, ill.
Scott, Chadd, 'Nicole Eisenman Installation Puts Exclamation Point On Fenway Development', on:, 6 June 2019, ill.
Schjeldahl, Peter, 'The Whitney Biennial in an Age of Anxiety', in: The New Yorker, New York, May 2019
Fateman, Johanna, vWISE GUYS. JOHANNA FATEMAN ON THE ART OF NICOLE EISENMAN', in: Artforum, New York, April 2019, ill.

2018 Brown, Kate, 'Nicole Eisenman Makes a Dramatic Turn to Sculpture in Her First Solo Institutional Show in Germany', on:, New York, 8 November 2018, ill.
Varadi, Keith J., 'Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects', on:, 18 April 2019, ill.
Gerwin, Daniel, 'Nicole Eisenman's Portraits of Angry White Men', on:, New York, 12 April 2018, ill.
Waters, Sydney, 'Dark Light is a Masterpiece of Political Relevance', on:, Los Angeles, 9 April 2018, ill.
Mizota, Sharon, 'In Nicole Eisenman's paintings, a must-see mirror to America's political moment', on:, Los Angeles, 12 April 2018, ill.
Lasarow, Bill, 'Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects', in: ArtScene, April 2018
Goldman, Edward, 'Listening to Artists', in: KCRW Art Talk, Santa Monica, 20 March 2018 (radio interview)
Hickley, Catherine, 'Beer and bread rolls for a vandilised sculpture in Münster', on:, 14 March 2018, ill.
Petrovich, Dushko, 'The New Face of Portrait Painting', in: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York, 12 February 2018
Hafner, Hans-Jürgen, trans. Nicholas Grindell, 'Nicole Eisenman at Secession, Vienna', in: Frieze, January/February 2018
Farago, Jason, 'A Museum's Fresh Take on the Whole Megillah', in: New York Times, New York, 26 January 2018, ill.
Nayeri, Farah, 'The Art on Her Walls Echoes Her Mission: Backing Bold Works by Women', in: New York Times, New York, 26 January 2018, ill.

2017 Truax, Stephen, 'Why Young Queer Artists Are Trading Anguish for Joy,' on:, 7 November 2017, ill.
Hicklev, Catherine, 'Locals fight to retain Eisenman fountain following Sculpture Projects Münster,' on:, 10 October 2017, ill.
Hoffmann, Jens, 'Skulptur Projekte Münster,' Frieze, 11 September 2017
Kinsella, Eileen, 'See the Photo Highlights of Skulptur Projekte Münster, the World's Most Important Public Art Show, on:, 9 June 2017, ill.
Trouillot, Terence, The New Face of Painting? Nicole Eisenman Reinvents Portraiture in Her New Show at Anton Kern,' on:, 6 June 2017, ill.
Hoffmann, Jens, 'Reviews: Biennale de Montréal,' Artforum, February 2017

2016 Karch, Swangje, 'Nicole Eisenman,' Blau, April 2016
Coates, Jennifer, 'The Goo of Paint: How every mark matters,' Modern Painters, May 2016
Myles, Eileen, 'Nicole Eisenman's Green World,' Frieze, May 2016
Solway, Diane, 'Nicole Eisenman Has Both Style and Substance,' W Magazine, May 2016
Solomon, Deborah, 'A Conversation with Nicole Eisenman and Grace Dunham,' The New York Times, 7 May 2016
Allen, Emma, 'The Rain in Spain: The MacArthur-winning artist Nicole Eisenman learns to talk like Eliza Doolittle,' The New Yorker, 9 May 2016
Schjeldahl, Peter, 'Seriously Funny: A Nicole Eisenman Retrospective,' The New Yorker, 16 May 2016
Thackara, Tess, 'Nicole Eisenman's Paintings Will Make You Laugh, Even When it Hurts,' on:, 6 May 2016, ill.
Indrisek, Scott, 'Normal is Boring: Nicole Eisenman at the New Museum,' on:, 4 May 2016, ill.
Spellings, Sarah, 'This Artist Sees Right Through Your Relationship Shams,', 11 May 2016, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'Nicole Eisenman, Fluidly Merging Past, Present and Future,' The New York Times, 2 June 2016
Yau, John, 'A Truly Great Artist,' on:, 5 June 2016
Greenberger, Alex, 'Historical Friction: Nicole Eisenman at the New Museum and Anton Kern, New York,' on:, 9 June 2016, ill.
Herriman, Kat, 'The Wicked Comedy of Nicole Eisenman's Allegorical Paintings,' on:, 24 June 2016, ill.
'Now Showing: Nicole Eisenman,' Elephant Magazine, Summer 2016
Schwabsky, Barry, 'Nicole Eisenman's Path to Genius,' on:, 14 July 2016, ill.
Istomina, Tatiana, 'Nicole Eisenman: New York, at New Museum and Anton Kern,' on:, 1 September 2016, ill.
Korczynski, Jacob, ''Le Gran Balcon/The Grand Balcony,' La Biennale de Montréal,', 26 October 2016, ill.
Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman + A.L. Steiner), 'An Open Letter To Our Future Selves, by the Art Duo Ridykeulous,' on:, 1 November 2016
Lewis, Jacqueline, 'Nicole Eisenman Hides Nothing,' Cultured Magazine, Winter 2016

2015 Esplund, Lance, 'Reshuffling, Not Reinventing,' The Wall Street Journal, 27 January 2015
Tuchman, Phyllis, 'The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,' The Brooklyn Rail, 5 March 2015
Rodney, Seph, 'Can I Get A Witness: The Persistence of Narrative Painting,' Artillery, March 2015
Maine, Stephen, 'The Forever Now, Artillery,' March 2015
Wise, Lloyd, 'The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,' Artforum, March 2015
DSouza, Aruna, 'Nicole Eisenman is an Artist with a lot on her Seder Plate: Subverting Passover Traditions at Jewish Museum,' Forward, 1 April 2015
Johnson, Ken, 'All Back in the Skull Together,' New York Times, 9 April 2015
Miranda, Carolina, 'The Whitney Museum Announces Inaugural Show, and the Internet Parses,' Los Angeles Time, 16 April 2015
Merjian, Ara H., 'The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,' Frieze, April 2015
Frank, Priscilla, 'Art Exhibition Champions Blemishes, Pimples, Scars and Other Glorious Flaws,' Huffington Post, 11 January 2015
'20 Artists Who Make New York,' Elephant, Spring 2015
Chute, James, 'Taking a stand for Nicole Eisenman,' on:, 15 July 2015, ill.
Eisenman, Nicole, Art in America (cover), September 2015
Durbin, Andrew, 'Painting Ghosts,' on:, 16 September 2015, ill.
2015 MacArthur Fellows Include Nicole Eisenman, LaToya Ruby Frazier, on:, 29 September 2015, ill.
Jeppesen, Travis, 'Critics Picks: Nicole Eisenman at Galerie Barbara Weiss,' on:, 9 October 2015, ill.
Mullins, Charlott, 'Picture People: The New State of the Art,' Thames & Hudson (cat.), 2015
Tourjee, Diana, The Human Painter Making Art Worthy of Aliens, on:, 17 November 2015, ill.
Stange, Raimar, 'Nicole Eisenman: Galerie Barbara Weiss,' Frieze d/e, December - February 2015
Vartanian, Hrag, 'Artists Nicole Eisenman and LaToya Ruby Frazier Among 2015 MacArthur Genius Grant Winners,' on:, 29 September 2015, ill.
Pogrebin, Robin, 'MacArthur Genius Grant Winners for 2015 are Announced,' on:, 29 September 2015, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'Nicole Eisenman Savors Her MacArthur Moment,' New York Times, 29 September 2015
Saltz, Jerry, 'Nicole Eisenman is a Massively Deserving Genius,' on:, 30 September 2015, ill.

2014 Hine, Thomas, 'Art: Eisenman at ICA: Great, getting better,' on:, 19 October 2014, ill.
Cotter, Holland, 'In Museums, Masters Old and New,' The New York Times, 3 September 2014
Smolik, Noemi, 'Manifesta 10,' Frieze, September 2014
Indrisek, Scott, 'At MoMA, 17 Painters of Our Forever Now,' ArtInfo, 9 December 2014
Saltz, Jerry, 'Forever Now is MoMAs Market Moment,' Vulture, 12 December 2014
Zhong, Fan, 'Nicole Eisenman: Brushes with Greatness,' W Magazine, 11 December 2014
Fitzpatrick, Corrine, 'Best of 2014: Corrine Fitzpatrick,' on:, 11 December 2014, ill.
Farago, Jason, 'The Forever Now Review: Calling time on the Avant Garde,' The Guardian, 12 December 2014
Vartanian, Hrag, et al., 'Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States,' Hyperallergic, 26 December 2014
Johnson, Paddy, 'The Ten Best Exhibitions of 2014,' Art F City, 31 December 2014
Sheets, Hilarie M., 'Nicole Eisenman at Institute of Contemporary Art,' ArtNews, 31 December 2014
Latimer, Quinn, 'Highlights from 2014 Quinn Latimer,' Frieze Blog, 23 December 2014
Smith, Roberta, 'End-of-Year Must-See,' New York Times, 27 December 2014
Dijksterhuis, Edo, 'Diversity rules at 45th edition of the art markets Olympics,' ArtSlant, 19 June 2014
Spence, Rachel, 'The Hermitages NIkhail Piotrovsky on hosting Manifesta,' Financial Times, 6 June 2014
Knudsen, Stephen, 'Nicole Eisenman: The Relevance of 21st-Century Expressionism,' Art Pulse, 1 June 2014
Cristello, Stephanie, 'Open Letter to an Enemy: Nicole Eisenman (1993 2013),' The Seen, 19 May 2014
Russeth, Andrew, '2014 Gwangju Biennale Releases Full 105-artist list,' Gallerist NY, 13 June 2014
Russeth, Andrew, 'Heres Manifesta 10′s Artist List,' GalleristNY, 25 March 2014
Russeth, Andrew, 'Morning Links: Betye Saar Edition,' Gallerist NY, 11 April 2014
Bryan-Wilson, Julia; Castle, Terry; Perta, Litia; Schindler, Kelley; 'Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993 - 2013,' exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis,' Buchhandlung Walther Knig, Cologne, Germany, 2014
Gass, William, 'Review Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like,' Art Papers, March/April 2014
Thomas, Mary, 'Appreciation for the 2013 Carnegie International 2013,' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 March 2014
Russell, Stefene, 'The Arts: 'Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman, 1993-2013' at Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis,' St. Louis Magazine, March 2014
Suico, Angela, 'The Carnegies Evening of Drawing With Nicole Eisenman,' Pittsburgh City Paper, 28 February 2014
Thomas, Mary, 'Carnegie Museum of Art acquires additional works by International artists,' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 25 February 2014
Russeth, Andrew, 'Carnegie Acquires Work From 2013 International by Guyton, Stark, Eisenman, Olowska, More,' Gallerist NY, 18 February 2014
Griesbach, Sarah Hermes, 'Reflection: Nicole Eisenman's Broad Range On View At CAM,' St. Louis Public Radio, 13 February 2014
Miller, Sarah Bryan, 'Artist Nicole Eisenman isn't afraid to make viewers uncomfortable,' St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8 February 2014
Gay, Malcolm, 'Dear Nemesis: Figurative painting is alive and well in CAM's survey of Nicole Eisenman's mid career work,' Riverfront Times, 30 January 2014
Griffin, Jonathan, 'Review: 2013 Carnegie International,' art agenda, 7 January 2014
'Show of Shows Ten Museum Exhibitions Not to Miss in 2014: No. 1, Nicole Eisenman at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis,' Modern Painters, January 2014
Knudsen, Robert, 'Top Ten Contemporary Art Exhibits in 2013,' The Huffington Post, 2 January 2014

2013 Fiduccia, Joanna, 'A Desperate Age Review: 2013 Carnegie International,' Spike Art Quarterly, Winter 2013
Shaw, Kurt, 'Sculptures at Carnegie Museum bend historical allusions,' Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 28 December 2013
Hopf, Judith, 'Best of 2013: Nicole Eisenman at Studio Voltaire, London,' Artforum, December 2013
Raczka, Robert, 'Nicole Eisenmans good bad painting and witty sculpture are a highlight at the Carnegie International,' Pittsburgh City Paper, 6 November 2013
Schjeldahl, Peter, 'Play Time: The Carnegie International,' The New Yorker, 21 October 2013
Smith, Roberta, 'Global Extravaganza, but on a Human Scale,' The New York Times, 11 October 2013
Goodden, Sky, 'Welding a New Medium, Nicole Eisenman Wins the Carnegie Prize,' Artinfo, 9 October 2013
Foumberg, Jason, 'Playful Politics at the 2013 Carnegie International,' Art in America, 9 October 2013
Russeth, Andrew, 'A Playground in Pittsburgh: The 2013 Carnegie International Is a Quiet Triumph,' GalleristNY, 8 October 2013
Thomas, Mary, 'Artist Nicole Eisenman wins Carnegie Prize for ingenious installation at Carnegie International,' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8 October 2013
Russeth, Andrew, 'Carnegie Prize for Nicole Eisenman, Fine Prize for Zanele Muholi,' GalleristNY, 7 October 2013
Thomas, Mary, 'Carnegie International awards prizes to two exhibiting artists,' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7 October 2013
Karlovitz, Bob, 'Pair of works at Carnegie International bring home prizes,' Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7 October 2013
Kukielski, Tina, 'Nicole Eisenman,' 2013 Carnegie International Catalogue, October 2013
Thomas, Mary, 'Three Curators give the Carnegie International a different look,' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 September 2013
Tanner, Marcia, 'Appropriation redux: Nicole Eisenman in Berkeley,' Berkleyside, 8 July 2013
'Nicole Eisenman wins 2013 Carnegie Prize,' on:, 7 October 2013
Simmons, William J., 'Nicole Eisenman: MATRIX 248 at BAM/PFA in Berkeley,' SFAQ, July 2013
McGarry, Kevin, 'Sketch Troupe: Nicole Eisenman,' V Magazine, June 2013
DiQuinzio, Apsara, 'Nicole Eisenman, MATRIX 248 Brochure,' Berkeley Art Museum, June 2013
Sillman, Amy, 'Preview: Nicole Eisenman,' Artforum, May 2013
Wood, Sura, 'Outside of the Box,' The Bay Area Reporter, 16 May 2013
Smith, Roberta, '40 Nations, 1,000 Artists and One Island,' New York Times, 10 May 2013
Akel, Joseph, '10 Picks: New York Frieze 2013,' Interview Magazine, 10 May 2013
Higgie, Jennifer, 'Nicole Eisenman: In Your Head,' Frieze, May 2013
Chun, Kimberly, 'Nicole Eisenman / Matrix 248: Tea Party time,' San Francisco Chronicle, 22 May 2013
Meade, Fionn, 'Catch as Catch Can,' Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 2013
Hirsch, Faye, 'Nicole Eisenmans Year of Printing Prolifically,' Art In Print, January - February 2013
Gygax, Raphael, 'Looking Back, Looking Forward: Part 5,' Frieze Blog, 1 January 2013

2012 Molesworth, Helen, 'Best of 2012: Helen Molesworths Top 10,' ArtForum, December 2012
Torres, Jesus Manuel Rojas, 'Locust Projects Third Annual Bus Shelter Project,' on:, 21 November 2012, ill.
Nicole Eisenman, Parkett 91, pp. 102-149, 2012
Bors, Chris, 'Whitney Biennial 2012', Artvoices Magazine, June/July, pp. 86-87, 2012
Beer, Jonathan, 'Nicole Eisenman Woodcuts, Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, Leo Koenig Gallery,' art-rated, 4 July 2012
Molarsky, Mona, 'Drawing on Talent: A Profile of Work of Artist Nicole Eisenman,' New York Press, 9 August 2012
Schultz, Charles, 'Nicole Eisenman: Woodcuts, Ethings, Lithographs, and Monotypes at Leo Koenig,' Art in Print, July/August 2012
Wyma, Chloe, '25 Questions for Witty Expressionist and Biennial Star Nicole Eisenman,' Boulin Artinfo, 19 June 2012
Hirsch, Faye, 'Nicole Eisenmans Prints and People,' Art In America, 15 June 2012
'Nicole Eisenman: the story behind the artwork, in the artists own words,' Modern Painters, July/August 2012
'50 Next Most Collectible Artists,' Art + Auction, June 2012
Schjeldahl, Peter, 'Not Like The Other Ones: A surprising Whitney Biennial,' The New Yorker, 12 March 2012
Douglas, Sarah, 'If You Dont Do This Fair, You're Stupid: With Sales and High Spirits, the Armory Show Gets Off to a Rollicking Start,' Gallerist NY, 7 March 2012
Smith, Roberta, 'A Survey of a Different Color,' New York Times, 2 March 2012

2011 Pagel, David, 'Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,' Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2011
Simonson, Lily, 'Looking at Los Angeles, Nicole Eisenman and Wynne Greenwood,' Art:21 blog, 26 May 2011
Shaw, Michael, 'Nicole Eisenman,' Art Scene, May 2011
Eisenman, Nicole, 'Artists on Ab-Ex,' Artforum, Summer 2011
Chang, Ian, 'Nicole Eisenman, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,' Frieze, September 2011
Wolf, Kate, Nicole Eisenmans Human Touch, Artslant, 16 May 2011

2010 Smith, Roberta, 'Post-Minimal to the Max, 'New York Times, 14 February 2010
Berry, Ian, 'Nicole Eisenman: The Way We Werent,' The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, 2010 (cat.)
White, Brian Evans, 'Nicole Eisenman,' Art US, Issue 28, 2010

2008 Werneburg, Brigitte, 'Kunstrundgang,' TAZ Berlin, 17 September 2008
Mania, Astrid, 'Verfuhrerisch direkt,' Artnet Magazine, 10 September 2008
Sholis, Brian, 'Nicole Eisenman,' Artforum, September 2008
'Art in General, NewCOMPANYline: Advertisement, Performance, Style and Authenticity by K8 Hardy,' PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 14 March 2008
Myers, Holly, 'Nicole Eisenman A Show Born of Fear at Susanne Vielmetter, ArtReview, January 2008

2007 Myers, Holly, 'Our Favorite Shows and Artifacts: Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter,' LA Weekly, 27 December 2007
Brooks, Amra, 'Our Favorite Shows and Artifacts: Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter,' LA Weekly, 27 December 2007
Lester, Paul, 'We Remember Miami,' ArtNet, December 2007
Tibbits, Ashley, 'Nicole Eisenman: A Show Born of Fear at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,' Flavorpill, 27 November 2007
Gray, Emma, 'Top 10 Shows in Los Angeles This Month: Nicole Eisenman, A Show Born of Fear at Susanne Vielmetter,' The Saatchi Gallery Blog, November 2007
Sholis, Brian, 'Scene & Herd: Boy Wonder,' on, 30 October 2007, ill.
Brooks, Amra, 'Must See Art: Nicole Eisenman, A Show Born of Fear at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,' LA Weekly, 25 October 2007
Schindler, Anna, 'In der Kunsthalle Zrich: das bad girl Nicole Eisenman,' Kunstzeitung, May 2007

2006 Hirsch, Faye, 'Tides and Tidings,' Art in America, October 2006
Smith, Roberta, 'Nicole Eisenman: Progress: Real & Imagined,' New York Times, 10 June 2006
Hontoria, Javier, 'Trazons de un arte urgente,' El Cultural, 9-15 February 2006

2005 Parker, Erik, 'The Artists Artists,' Artforum, December 2005
Davis, Tim, 'Top Ten,' Artforum, May 2005

2004 Burton, Johanna, 'Nicole Eisenman,' Artforum, Summer 2004
Von Lilien, Titus, 'Bomben auf Barbieland, Quest,' May-June 2004
The New Yorker, 5 April 2004
Chasin, Noah, 'Nicole Eisenman: Elizaville,' Time Out New York, 1-8 April 2004
Bsing, Nicole and Klass, Heiko, 'Vor Erffnung ausverkauft, Die Welt,' 27 March 2004
The New York Sun, 25 March 2004
Reed, John, 'Critics Picks,' Artforum, March 2004
Hirsch, Jaye, 'Nicole Eisenman at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,' Art in America, February 2004

2003 Sillman, Amy, 'Top Ten,' Artforum, 2003
Greenfield, Beth, 'fired up, Out,' July 2003
'ARTtalk: canvas,' ARTnews, May 2003
'America, il doce domain,' La Republica, March 2003

2002 Myers, Holly, 'Emotions of childhood linger in paint,' New York Times, 27 December 2002
Stark, Rachael, 'Nicole Eisenman: Portrait of the Artist as Collaborator,' NY Arts, July/August 2002
Aizpuru, Margarita, 'El Bello Gnero, Comunidad de Madrid,' June 2002

2001 Levin, Kim, 'Self-made men: male self portraits,' The Village Voice, 1 May 2001
Harris, Susan, 'Nicole Eisenman at Jack Tilton,' Art in America, January 2001

2000 Clifford, Katie, 'Nicole Eisenman: Jack Tilton, ARTnews, November 2000
Naves, Mario, 'All About Bambis Sex Life, The New York Observer, 16 October 2000
'Nicole Eisenman, The New Yorker, 9 October 2000
Baer, Josh, 'Slow and Steady, New York Magazine, 9 October 2000
Johnson, Ken, 'Art in Review: Nicole Eisenman, The New York Times, 6 October 2000
Levin, 'Voice Choice: Nicole Eisenman, The Village Voice, 19 September 2000
Dimling Cochran, Rebecca, 'Fantastic Worlds, Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2000
Anton, Saul, 'Prophecies, Time Out NY, 9-16 March 2000
Kennedy, Gideon C., 'Enter the Doghouse, Atlanta Press, 11-17 February 2000
Fox, Catherine, 'Exploring Our Best Pals, AJC, 4 February 2000
Korotkin, Joyce B., 'The Likeness of Being, The New York Art World, February 2000
Silverstein, Joel, 'Review,' February 2000
Goddard, Donald, 'Art Review: Nicole Eisenman,' on:, 2000, ill.
Cembalest, Robin, 'The Woman in the Mirror,; Elle, January 2000

Selected Images

Installation view, 'Heads, Kisses, Battles. Nicole Eisenman and the Moderns' (Köpfe, Küsse, Kämpfe. Nicole Eisenman und die Modernen), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, 2021 – 2022

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