Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.
Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann are featured in this edition of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s Hudson Valley Masters exhibition series. Schneemann’s multidisciplinary, deeply personal investigations explore the incomprehensibly complex dynamics between mind and body. As Brian Wallace states in his introduction, “What distinguishes Schneemann’s investigations—and what characterizes the varied and interconnected works that constitute them—is their insistent challenge to powerful cultural mechanisms that perpetuate (and rely upon) this mind-body split. These mechanisms include epistemological positions that value thought over the senses … [and] also involve related positions—in ethics and aesthetics—that favor the visual and the abstract over the physical and personal and involve the gender-b(i)ased notions of psychology, behavior, and history that waves of feminisms have sought to describe and challenge.”
“One of feminism’s youngest and closest-in foremothers, Schneemann is a figure to be reckoned with outside as well as inside artistic discourse.” — HuffingtonPost.com
Carolee Schneemann’swork has been exhibited and presented internationally, at institutions including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the National Film Theatre, London.
Schneemann received a B.A. from Bard College and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She holds Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the Maine College of Art. She has taught at several institutions, including New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Bard College, State University of New York at New Paltz, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Schneemann lives in Springtown, New York.