The Contemporary Austin Presents New and Recent Work by Nicole Eisenman

As the recipient of the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize, New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman (American, born 1965 in Verdun, France) will present an exhibition at The Contemporary Austin’s downtown venue, the Jones Center (700 Congress Avenue), with an outdoor sculpture to be installed at the museum’s fourteen-acre sculpture park at Laguna Gloria (3809 West 35th Street). Encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture, and video, this exhibition explores the artist’s two- and three-dimensional works of the past three decades and includes a presentation of her recent large-scale, anti-monumental sculptures. Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang is the artist’s first full-scale, solo exhibition in Texas, and the first-ever presentation of her work in Austin.

In fall 2018, Eisenman was selected for the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize by an independent advisory committee composed of renowned curators and art historians from across the US, led by Heather Pesanti, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin. As the 2020 recipient, Eisenman receives a $200,000 unrestricted award along with a solo exhibition, related public programming, and a scholarly catalogue. The exhibition will be on view at The Contemporary Austin from February 27 through August 16, 2020, and a related exhibition will travel to The FLAG Art Foundation in New York, opening October 3, 2020, and closing September 23, 2021. More information about the exhibition, public programs, and the prize can be found here.

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IMAGE: Nicole Eisenman, Man at the Center of Men, 2019. Bronze and stainless steel. Edition 2 of 4, 2 AP. Production funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize and the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Additional funds provided by Vielmetter Los Angeles. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2020. Artwork © Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the artist; Vielmetter Los Angeles; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.