Solo Exhibitions 

2015         My Life is an Index, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

2014         Cockshut Dummy-a ten year composition, Guided by Invoices, New York, NY

2012         Pissing Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker, Guided by Invoices, New York, NY

2004         / COCKSHUT DUMMY /, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY 

2002         A-Z, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY 

1998         The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY* 

1996         Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium 

1995         Galerie Samuel Lallouz,  Montreal 

                 Minimal Pairs, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

1993         Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 

                 Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1991         Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1989         The Asymptote, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 

1988         The Broken Phoneme, Pence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1987         The Broken Phoneme, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 

1985         Video Installation, The American Academy in Rome 

                 Video Works, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 

1983         Video Installation, Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, NY 

                 Video Installation, Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA 


Two-Person Exhibition 

1997         Carol Szymanski/Suzanne McClelland, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO 


Group Exhibitions

2015         In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, curated by Kim Schoen, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2014        A Particular Kind of Solitude: An exhibition inspired by the writings of Robert Walser, The Elizabeth Street Garden, NY, curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu 

                The Big Egg Hunt, organized by Faberge, New York, NY 

2013        Second Time Around, Lesley Heller Workspace and New Museum, New York, NY

2012        Endless Summer curated by Jee Won Kim, White Box, New York, NY 

                Spring Benefit Auction Honoring Ai Wei Wei, White Box, New York, NY

2011        A Desert in the Ocean: A View from Cill Rialaig, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

2010        Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Spain  

2004        Abstraction With a Twist, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY  

2001        Project I, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

1999        Wordsmiths, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, NY * 

                Phenotypology, curated by Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY *

1998        Christmasbazaar, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                Sharp Metal Objects, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA                 

1997        Light, Sound, Action, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY 

                Drawn and Quartered, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                Across Lines: Drawings by Contemporary Sculptors, curated by Dan Devine, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University,                     Hempstead, NY 

                Color Detour, curated by Faye Hirsch, Apex Art, New York, NY * 

1996        Sign Language, curated by George J. Haas, Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ* 

                96 Works on Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 

                5th Year Celebration, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 

                Transformal, curated by Maia Damianovic, Wiener Secession, Vienna * 

1995        Wheel of Fortune, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY 

                Action Station, curated by Sue Spaid, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA 

                Michael Gitlin/Carol Szymanski/Keiji Uematsu: Zeichnung und Skulptur, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne 

                Project: Exhibit, curated by David J. Brown, Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

                The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany * 

1994        Interdisciplinary, curated by Sue Spaid, Woodbury University Gallery, Burbank, CA 

                The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

                10” x 10” x 10”, curated by Barbara Sahlman, TZ’Art & Co., New York, NY 

                Postizum Moods, curated by Sussan Deyhim, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY* 

                Jours Tranquils à Clichy, curated by Alain Kirili, Paolo Goyannes, Paris; Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY 

                New Directions, Hybrid Sculpture, Art Finds/Marsha Fogel Gallery, East Hampton, NY 

                Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 

                Songs of Retribution, curated by Nancy Spero, Richard Anderson Gallery, NY 

1992        Writing on the Wall, 303 Gallery, New York, NY 

                The Sound of Silence, Sue Spaid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

                The Fetish of Knowledge, curated by James Hyde, AC Project Room, New York, NY 

1991        New York Diary: Almost Twenty-Five Different Things, curated by Ryszard Waszko, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY 

                Breathing Room, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1990        The Totalitarian Zone, Stalin Monument, Prague 

                Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY 

                Gallery Artists, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1989        Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, American Academy in Rome * 

1988        Palestra, curated by Vera Vita Gioia, Castello di Rivara, Turin * 

                Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY 

1987        Paint-Film, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY 

                Apfelbaum/Radloff/Szymanski, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY 

1985        Ironic Naturalism, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY 

1984        Video Installation, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

                         *Indicates accompanying catalogue or other publication


Performances for Instrument/Sculptures and Voice

2015        Lost Edge of a Square/Dark Corner/Obscure with Betsy McClelland and Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

2014        MANITOGA, performance with alphabet horns by Ben Neill, The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY

2012        SWAPS, performance by Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Guided by Invoices, New York NY 

                Big Thoughts, performance by Ben Neill and Peter Zummo, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

1996        Untitled performance by Ingrid Jensen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY 

1995        Untitled performance by Leo Smith, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA 

1993        The King of Thule (Excerpt), composed and performed by Ben Neill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY 

                Tongue Tied, composed by Betsy McClelland with Leo Smith, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992        Untitled performance by Leo Smith, Don & Mera Rubell residence, East Hampton, NY 

                Untitled performance by Monique Buzzarte, 55 Ferris Street, Brooklyn, NY 

1991        Antiphony, composed by Ben Neill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY 

                Untitled performance by Dewey Redman, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY 


Works for Publication 

2014         Selections from cockshut dummy, VANITAS 7 THE SELF, NY,NY

2013         Acquiescence, co-published with Book Works London and Lost Soul Editons NYC

2011         Selected texts from cockshut dummy, With+Stand 5, Berkeley, CA 

2010         Selected texts from cockshut dummy, Wig II 1, Eugene, OR

2010         Selected texts from cockshut dummy, ABE’S PENNY Volume 2.4(1/4), Brooklyn, 

2010         “Manifestations,” Atlantica, La Palmas, Canary Islands 

2010         Relation or The Scratch That Itched Itself, co-published with Book Works, London 

2008         Things Contained or Black Asphalt Blinding and Dildos Filled the Air, co-published with Book Works, London


Grants, Awards, Residencies 

2012         CCA Andratx residency, Mallorca, Spain 

2011         Cill Rialaig residency, Ireland 

1988         National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture 

                 Prix de Rome in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome 

1984         New York State Council for the Arts Grant in Video 



2015         Sherman Sam, Nonsense in the System (Interview), Art Critical (December 9)

2015         Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Day Jobs, Dictators and Musical Scales, Art Critical (December 5)

2015         Phong Bui, Publishers Message, Events of Note, Brooklyn Rail (November 5)

2015         Brainard Carey, Yale University Radio WYBCX Interview (September 24)

2014         Rob Colvin, Artists Pick Artists: Carol Szymanski, , Hyperallergic (March 26)

2012         David Carrier, “How Capitalism Functions: Carol Szymanski at Guided by Invoices,” Art Critical (May 21)

2012         Michael Wilson, “Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker," Time Out New York (May, 17) 

2012         Leigh Anne Miller, “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss,” Art in America (May 10) 

2004         /cockshut dummy/ at Elga Wimmer , Art in America  

2002         David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste 92 (July-August) 

1999         Richard Huntington, “Exploring the sights created in science,” Buffalo News 

                 Maureen McQuillan, Phenotypology, brochure, Hallwalls (April-May) 

                 Karen Shaw, Wordsmiths, catalogue, Islip Art Museum (March 10-May 2) 

1998         Carol Szymanski, “The Phonomorphic Cardinal Vowel System,” n.a.p. text(s) 

                 Denise Carvalho, “Carol Szymanski,” Flash Art International 201 (Summer) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “Carol Szymanski, Theresa Chong,” Art Press 236 (June) 

                 Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (March 27, April 3, April 10) 

                 Carol Szymanski: The Cardinal Vowel Marching Band, brochure, texts by Carol Szymanski & Barry Schwabsky, Elga Wimmer Gallery (March-April) 

1997         Faye Hirsch, Color Detour, brochure, Apex Art (January-February) 

1996         George J. Haas, Sign Language, catalogue, Polo Gallery (September-October) 

                 Maia Damianovic, Transformal, catalogue, Wiener Secession (March 21-April 25) 

                 Jennifer Couëlle, “Un Vent Venu de New York,” Le Devoir (October 23) 

1995         Enno Stahl, “Trompete mit Tücken,” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger  (July 8-9) 

                 “Kultur in Dortmund: Fasziniert von Gertrude Stein,” WAZ (May 31) 

                 Rainer Wanzelius, “Vorbeugungen von einer Kunst-Wegbereiterin,” Westfälische Rundschau (May 31) 

                 Konrad Schmidt, “Gertrude Stein: Bild und Wort,” Dortmunder Zeitung (May 31) 

                 The Outside Inside Gertrude Stein, catalogue, Dortmunder Kunstverein (May) 

                 Robert C. Morgan, “The Whitney Biennial and Other Delights,” Cover (May) 

1993         Robert C. Morgan, After the Deluge: Essays on Art in the Nineties (New York: Red Bass Publications) 

                 Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn (New York: Mimi Somersby/S.O.S.) 

                 Postizum Moods, pamphlet, Thread Waxing Space, New York 

1992         “Forum: On Motherhood and Apple Pie,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G (November) 

                  Faye Hirsch, “Written on the Wind,” Tema Celeste 37-38 (Autumn) 

                  Alain Kirili, “Who’s Afraid of Abstract Modeling?” Tema Celeste 36 (April-May) 

                  Robert C. Morgan, “Environment, Site, Displacement,” Sculpture (May) 

                  Brooks Adams, “Carol Szymanski at Amy Lipton Gallery,” Art in America (March) 

                  David Carrier, “Carol Szymanski,” Tema Celeste (February/March) 

1991          Michael Anderson, Tripled Sixes/Melanie Nielson, Prop and Guide, covers & interior illustrations (Great Barrington, MA: The Figures) 

                  Robert C. Morgan, “New York Diary,” Arts Magazine (October) 

                  “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker (April 29) 

1989          Peggy Cyphers, “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine (December) 

                  Joseph Connors, Annual Exhibition MCMLXXXIX, catalogue, American Academy in Rome (May-June) 

                  Dan Cameron, “Opening Salvos,” Arts Magazine (February) 

1988          Vera Vita Gioia, Palestra, catalogue, Castello di Rivara, Turin (September)  

                  Michael Anderson, “Carol Szymanski at Pence,” L.A. Weekly (April 1-7)  

                  C.C., “Carol Szymanski,” Los Angeles Times (March 18) 

1987          Roberta Smith, “Carol Szymanski,” New York Times (October 9) 

                  Kim Levin, “Carol Szymanski,” Village Voice, Art Supplement (October 6) 

1984          Vivien Raynor, “Paint-Film,” New York Times (July 24) 




1982-83     The Whitney Museum Independent Study Studio Program, New York 

1982          MFA, San Francisco Art Institute 

1977          BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill