PHYLLIS MARK

BIOGRAPHIES
Wikipedia: Phyllis Mark.
Refractions Reflections, exhibition brochure (Fort Lauderdale, FL 1977) (pdf* 0.7 mb)
Phyllis Mark, exhibition brochure, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (Fort Wayne 1979) pg. 14 (pdf* 0.2 mb )
Who's Who in American Art, 16th ed. (New York and London 1984) pg. 612 (pdf* 1.1 mb)
 
MAJOR EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS
Verna Wear Gallery, 436 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 1957
Kaymar Gallery, 548 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012, 1962, 1964
Ruth White Gallery, 42 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1966 and 1968
The Archtectural League of New York, 594 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, annual members' art show, themed "My Worst Work," 1969. Featured in Life Magazine, December 12, 1969, pg. 82
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, 1040 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075, 1973
Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston, MA 02210. 1973. Group show entitled Jewelry as Sculpture as Jewelry." The show included four of Mark's Sculpture-to-wear: Inverted Triangles, Quadrille, Kinetic Circle and Chevrons II. The photographs in the preceding link are from a catalogue published in 2013 that reassembled and remodeled the exhibited works, a commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of that major show. (pdf* 0.3 mb)
Roosevelt Island, New York, NY, Wind Intervals, 1973, sited 1976-1986.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts, 426 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, four-women show entitled Refractions Reflections, 1977.
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Robert Moses Plaza, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, 1977, 1985-1986 (1985-1986: pdf* 0.2 mb)
Theo Portnoy Gallery, 56 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, 1978 and 1980
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1202 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, 1979
Hofstra University, Daniel L. Monroe Lecture Center, 127 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, Land Sail II, 1983. Installation: 1985-1986
SoHo 20 Gallery, 469 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013, 1985, 1990, and 1992
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, and Belvedere Castle, Central Park, New York City, Evening Pursuit, a performance piece including Sun Chariot, and adult and child dancers, 1990.
 
MAJOR COLLECTIONS
Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth St., Allentown, PA 18101. Poster for show at Ruth White Gallery, 1968. Inv. 1982.028.015. Gift of Ralph S. Hughes, 1982.
AT&T, corporate collection.
David W. Bermant Collection, Speed Interval, 1978. Video: Speed Interval in motion. Videographer Anne Niemetz, ©The David Bermant Foundation 2019.
Cigna, corporate collection.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106. Color Meditations, 1973. Book H 11", W 4", Th. 0.5". Accordion folded paper with words written in letters and in images corresponding to the letters. Printed, offset lithograph, on both sides.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th Street and York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006-4899, inv. 1978.129.165, Color Alphabet, undated, (pdf* 3.7 mb)
Former Gulf+Western, Inc, corporate collection.
Former RCA Corporation. Executive dining room, 30 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY. The artist's Infinite Wall Modules is at right.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1202 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
Hofstra University Museum of Art, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, accession 89.7, Land Sail II, 1983.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 114 Central Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, inv. 66.069, Elongated White Oval, 1966. Plywood painted in acrylic. H 33", W 55". Gift of Justice and Mrs. Arthur Markewich.
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124. Diamond Acrostic, about 1968. Polished aluminum on motorized base. H 24" with base, W 19". Gift of the artist.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005, inv. 72.88, Sculpture-to-burn, 1972 (pdf* 1.0 mb). Offset lithograph, 4.25" x 5.5". Gift of Philippe de Montebello.
Syracuse University Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY 13244, inv. 1967.41, Orange Constellation With Lights, 1966. Plywood painted in acrylic with lights. H 38", W 34", D 2". Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Blaufarb.
Walker Art Center Library, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Rosemary Furtak Collection, Lib2000.900. Color Meditations, 1973. Book H 11", W 4", Th. 0.5". Accordion folded paper with words written in letters and in images corresponding to the letters. Printed, offset lithograph, on both sides.
 
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Arts Magazine, December 1968, review, one-woman exhibition, Ruth White Gallery, November 12-30 (pdf* 0.3 mb).
John Russell, art critic, New York Times, November 1, 1975, Works on Paper: Women Artists, September 24 to November 9, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phyllis Braff, NYT Arts Critic, writing in Arts Magazine, May 1985, pg. 15. Review and discussion of Phyllis Mark's large outdoor installations (pdf* 1.0 mb).
Diana Roberts, Manhattan Arts, March-April 1990, pg. 12. "Phyllis Mark's 'Improbable Sites'" (pdf* 3.4 mb).
Sue Slick, "Artist Visits: Phyllis Mark at the FWMoA," Fort Wayne Museum of Art blog, November 3, 2022. Ms. Slick, Collection Information Specialist at the FWMoA, documents Mark's 1979 one woman show at the Museum with archival materials of the installation and of the artist's visit in setting up the show.
 
ARCHIVES AND INDICES
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 W. 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. Miscellaneous archival materials.
Smithsonian, Archives of American Art, Phyllis Mark papers, 1930-1977.
The Library of Congress Name Authority File > Mark, Phyllis, 1921-2004.
OCLC WorldCat Identities > Mark, Phyllis.
Papers from 1977 to the artist’s decease remain at present with her estate.

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