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    • 1. Alice Aycock
        • b. 1946 Harrisburg PA
    • 2.  
    • 3. Brief Accomplishments
      • BA 1968 Douglass College (Rutgers Univ)
      • MA 1971 Hunter College
      • Learned under Robert Morris – minimalist
      • 1977 solo exhibition at the MoMA in NY
      • 1983 exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
      • Taught all over US including Yale U. 88-92
      • Four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships
      • On Art Commission of the City of New York
    • 4. 1960's
      • Three major styles affected my work
        • Platonic system – eyesight only
        • Minimalism – art at its base, bringing art closer to the audience
        • Conceptual – art goes beyond language
    • 5. 1970's
      • Many more women became artists
      • Linda Nochlin – article in '71 - “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
      • Political activity became prominent in art
        • Leob student protest @ NYU 5-18-70, 1500
        • New York art strike @ MoMA, 500 sit-in
        • Groups such as Women Artists in Revolution (WAR) & Art Workers Coalition (AWC)
        • Exclusions from shows led to the first National Conference on Women in the Visual Arts in '72
      • Women only exhibitions – Women's Caucus for Art
    • 6. Feminist Art in the '70's
      • Conservative – perpetuate differences between sexes
      • Radical – declared patriarchy the enemy
      • Social – establish group solidarity with other oppressed groups
      • Liberal – sexes essentially alike mentally so need a legislative solution
    • 7. Personal Views
      • I was fortunate to enter the world at the time I did
      • Artists should be “ambidextrous, androgynous and ambivalent”
      • I am glad I don't look the way I think and think the way I look
      • I don't consider myself a feminist, I consider myself an artist
    • 8. Maze - 1972
    • 9. Low Building with Dirt Roof - 1973
    • 10. Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
    • 11. Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
    • 12. Five Walls...the Beginnings of a Complex - 1977
    • 13. Happy Birthday Day Coronation Piece - 1978
    • 14. How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts - 1979
    • 15. Machine that Makes the World - 1979
    • 16. The Miraculating Machine in the Garden - Tower of the Winds - 1980
    • 17. Collected Ghost Stories from the Workhouse - 1980
    • 18. Savage Sparkler - 1981
    • 19. The Hundred Small Rooms - 1984
    • 20. A Representation of the Second World - 1984
    • 21. The Island of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by The Oceans of the World for You O' my Darling - 1987
    • 22. Project for the 107th Police Precinct - 1992
    • 23. East River Roundabout - 1995
    • 24. Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
    • 25. Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
    • 26. Cyclone Fragment - 1996
    • 27. Functional and Fantasy Stair - 1996
    • 28. Project for a Fountain - 1998
    • 29. The Star Sifter - 1998
    • 30. Maze 2000 - 2002
    • 31. Strange Attractor for Kansas City - 2007
    • 32. Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
    • 33. Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
    • 34. The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations - 2007
    • 35. Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects – Robert Hobbs 2005
    • 36. REFERENCES
      • Davies, Hugh. Sitings . La Jolla: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986.
      • Fry, Edward F. Alice Aycock Projects 1979-1981. Tampa: University of South Florida, 1981.
      • Heller, Nancy. Women Artists :An Illustrated History. 4th ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 2003.
      • Hobbs, Robert. Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.
      • Kardon, Janet, ed. Machineworks: Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim . Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1981.
    • 37. REFERENCES (cont)
      • National Gallery of Art. &quot;Alice Aycock.&quot; Alice Aycock - Biography. 2008. National Gallery of Art. 22 March 2008 < http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pbio?242760 >.
      • Rosen, Randy. Making Their Mark : Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85 . New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.
      • Schulte, Allan, et al. Sculpture of the 1980's. Sarasota: Award Video and Film Distributors, 1991.
      • Vogel, Carol. “Beyond Museum Precincts, The City as Gallery.” New York Times, 22 January 1996, p. C11.

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