Nicole Eisenman

Cyrus Grace, 2015


Three colour wood block cut
Edition of 30
66 x 56cm
Signed and numbered by the artist

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About the artwork 

Studio Voltaire presented Nicole Eisenman's first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery in 2012. Eisenman went on to win both The Carnegie Prize and The MacArthur Fellowship. 

Produced especially for Studio Voltaire, Eisenman has produced a woodblock print made in collaboration with print workshop 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, New York. The artist's practice continues to foreground portraiture and the figure, often seemingly introspective and irreverent, referencing both classical myths and popular culture. This new edition is a portrait of the artist's friend Grace Dunham.

About the artist

Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987. Recent solo exhibitions include STURM UND DRANG, The Contemporary Austin, Austin (2020); Baden Baden Baden, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2018); One Night Only, Dallas (2018); Dark Light, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2018); A Valentine’s Day Show, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2017); Dark Light, Secession, Vienna (2017); Hydra Workshop, Hydra (2016); Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2016); Al-ugh-ories, New Museum, New York (2016); Nicole Eisenman: The Kiss, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2015); Masterpieces & Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder, The Jewish Museum (2015); Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015); Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2014); Matrix 248 at Berkeley Art Museum (2013).

Group exhibitions include What Beauty Is, I Know Not, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2019); Nicole Eisenman: Nineteenineties, Tilton Gallery, New York (2019); 7 Painters, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2019); Whitney Biennial (2019); May You Live In Interesting Times, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2019); Straying from the Line, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2019); Pulled in Brooklyn, International Print Center New York, New York (2019); Fire, Company Gallery, New York (2019); Show Me as I want to be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (2019).

The artist is represented by Anton Kern Gallery and Hauser and Wirth.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.