SENGA NENGUDI

719-310-8357 | snfittz@gmail.com

P.O. Box 9494, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80932

www.sengasenga.com

1943

Born, Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION

1971

California State University at Los Angeles, CA

M.A. Sculpture

1966-67

Waseda University, Tokyo Japan

Studies in Japanese culture

1966

California State University at Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Art (Major), Dance (Minor)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures”

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

2017

“Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures”

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2015

“Senga Nengudi”

GOCA 1420, Colorado Springs, CO

Inner Symphony” (Lecture Demonstration)

Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2014

Senga Nengudi: Alt”

White Cube, London, England

Senga Nengudi”

Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France

Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body”

RedLine Art Center, Denver, CO

Curator: Elissa Auther

Senga Nengudi: The Material Body”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Curator: Nora Abrams

Senga Nengudi”

Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France

2013

Performances 1976-81”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

2012

Lov U”

Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2007

Warp Trance” (Culmination exhibit. Fabric Workshop and Museum residency)

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005

Asp-RX”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

2004

Prospect Lake” (photo exhibit under the pseudonym Propecia Leigh)

Phototroph Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

2003

R.S.V.P. Retrospective”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

2002

Watch!”

Wooten Studio/Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

2001

Masking It”

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Widefield”

Widefield, CO

1998

Rapunsel's View” (photo exhibit under the pseudonym Propecia Leigh)

Gertrude’s Restaurant, Colorado Springs, CO

1997

Populated Air”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

1996

Wet Night, Early Dawn, Scat-Chant, Pilgrim's Song”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

1981

Vestige - The Discover of American by Christopher Columbus' S.D.”

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY

1978

Nylon Mesh Series – Recent Work”

Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1977

Recent Work”

Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Respondez S'il-vous-plait”

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY

1971

California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

“Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016”

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2015

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art”

New York University Grey Gallery/Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Curator: Valerie Cassel Oliver

Now Dig This: Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980”

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Curator: Kellie Jones

Blues for Smoke”

Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

Curator: Jay Sanders

2012

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art”

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas

Curator: Valerie Cassel Oliver

Alles neu”

Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany. Catalogue.

(Translation of part of article from Chr. Schütte in FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), 27. 3. 2012: …But the real surprising part in the exhibition "Alles Neu“ are the works of the Chicago born artist Senga Nengudi - in Europe nearly unknown - who succeeds in putting her own stress by her video-installation. And indeed “Warp Trance” from 2007 is showing nothing but pounding, knocking, rattling looms somewhere in Philadelphia. But by projecting the warp and weft threads and rotating spools in close-up view on a projection screen made out of the punch cards from exactly these looms the American artist is able to give the viewer the impression to dive in an atmosphere of dancing light- and shadow-play and dazzling colours accompanied by a rhythmic sound made from the original noise, which fills the whole room – you can only describe this experience as magical. A three dimensional impression which changes every moment like a kaleidoscope you can’t yourself withdraw from.)

Blues for Smoke”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Curator: Bennett Simpson

2011

Now Dig This - Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980”

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,CA/ Museum of Modern Art P.s.1, New York City, NY

Curator: Kellie Jones

Under the Big Black Sun”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Curator: Paul Schimmel

Los Angeles Goes Live: Los Angeles Performance Art, 1970-1983”

LACE galleries (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

Included: Chris Burden, Suzanne Lacy, Allan Kaprow

Places of Validation, Art & Progression”

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Art Center”

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curator: Pilar Tompkins

Dance/Draw”

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA/ Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Curator: Helen Molesworth

Women Embodied”

Dedicated to and Including works by Ana Mendieta

Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

2010

  1. Threads”

  2. Eli Klein Gallery, Bejing, China

2009

Gallery 32 and Its Circle”

Leband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Curators: Carolyn Peter & Damon Willick

Included: David Hammons, Suzanne Jackson, Betye Saar, Emory Douglas, John Outterbridge

2008

Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary”

Inaugural Exhibit, Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY.

Curator: Lowery Sims

S&M: Shrines and Masquerades in Cosmopolitan”

80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York City, NY.

Curator: Lyle Ashton Harris

Included: Kehinde Wiley, Xenobia Bailey

R.S.V.P. - Senga Nengudi with A Response from Rashawn Griffin”

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

2007

Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980”

Galerie Lelong, New York City, NY

WACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution”

L.A. MOCA, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue.

Curator: Connie Butler.

2006

L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints”

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City, NY

Strange Powers”

Creative Time, 64E.4thSt., New York City, NY

2005

Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity”

Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico.

Included: Ann Hamilton, James Luna, Nikki Lee

RxArt”

RX Art Ball, New York City, NY.

Included: Robert Colescott, John Baldessari, Yoko Ono, William Wegman

Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970”

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas. Catalogue.

Curator: Valerie Cassel Oliver.

Included: Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Adrian Piper, William Pope.L, Nari Ward, Fred Wilson

Ephemeral Threads”

Noyes Museum of Art, New Jersey.

Curator: A.M. Weaver

2004

54th Carnegie International 2004-5”

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Catalogue.

Curator: Laura Hoptman.

Included: Lee Bontecou, Paul Chan, Julie Mehretu, Saul Fletcher

Non Toccare La Donna Bianca”

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy.

Curator: Francesco Bonami. Catalogue.

Included: Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Shirin Neshat and Shen Yuan

2002

Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/ California 1950-2000”

San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA. Catalogue.

Curator: Diana Fuller.

2001

Love Supreme”

La Criee Centre D’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France.

Curator: Elvan Zabunyan.

Included: David Hammons, Carrie Mae Weems, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, Lyle Ashton Harris and Lorraine O’Grady

2000

Sixteen Pieces: The Influence of Yoruba on Contemporary Artists” 

The Brickhouse, London, United Kingdom.

Included: Leroy Clarke (Trinidad), Alberto Pitta (Brazil), Afua Praba (Ghana), Cassandra Wilson (USA)

1998

Out of Action: Between Performance and Object, 1949-1979”

Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue.

Curator: Paul Schimmel

Photography Show”

Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

1997

Resonances”

Galerie Art’O, Paris, France. Catalogue.

Curator: Elvan Zabunyan.

Included: Rene Green, Gary Simmons.

Interior Life”

Rush Gallery, New York City, NY.

Included: Fred Wilson and Donald Odita

1996

Gallery Artists”

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, NY

Incandescent” (part of “Now-Here”)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen- Humlebaek, Denmark. Catalogue.

Curator: Laura Cottingham.

Included: Janine Antoni, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Adrian Piper, Sue Williams.

1995

Art Multiple”

Art Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany/Thomas Erben Galler, New York City, NY.

Premiere of multiple “Oaaka” together with works on paper.

Notation on Africanism”

Archibald Arts, New York City, NY.

Included: Richard Hunt, Gerald Jackson, Lorraine O’Grady

Homecoming”

Watts Towers Art Center, Watts, CA. 25th Anniversary Exhibition.

Included: Betye Saar, John Outterbridge

1993

Artists Space-25th Anniversary Show”

Artists Space, New York City, NY.

Nominated by Lorraine O’Grady

Color”

Printed Matter Bookstore at DIA, New York City, NY.

In conjunction with publication of New Observation #97.

Curator: Adrian Piper

1990

Shaping the Spirit: The African-American Art of Charles Abramson, Senga Nengudi, and James Phillips”

Capp Street Project/AVT, Experimental Projects Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Review.

Guest Curator: Stacey Moss.

1989

Art As A Verb: The Evolving Continuum”

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY. Catalogue.

Curators:Lowery S. Sims and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond.

Review: Michael Brenson, New York Times

1988

Art As A Verb: The Evolving Continuum”

Maryland Institute, College of Art. Baltimore, MD. Traveling. Catalogue.

Curators: Lowery S. Sims and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond.

Included: Charles Abramson, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Joyce Scott, Martha Jackson- Jarvis.

1985

Carnival-Ritual of Reversal”

Kenkeleba Gallery, New York City, NY

Included:Anthony Barboza, Maren Hassinger, Ben Jones, Tyrone Mitchell, Jorge Luis Rodriquez, Christy Rupp, Alison Saar, Randy Williams

1982-84

Afro-American Abstractions” 

Traveling Exhibition. United States. Catalogue.

Curator: April Kingsley.

Included: Ellsworth Ausby, Barbara Chase Ribaud, Houston Conwill, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Richard Hunt, Alvin Loving, Tyrone Mitchell, Howardena Pindell, Martin Puryear, William T. Williams

1980

Remy Presents: Project Grand Central”

Grand Central Station, New York City, NY. Brochure.

Curator: Allan Schwartzman.

Included: Dara Birnbaum, Brian Eno, Maren Hassinger, Jenny Holzer, Randy Williams

Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States”

A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY. Review.

Curators: Kazuko, Ana Mendieta and Zarian.

Included: Judith Baca, Beverly Buchanan, Lydia Okumura, Selena Whitefeather, Howardena Pindell. Catalogue with an introduction by Ana Mendieta

Art Across the Park”

Art Across the Park, Central Park, New York City, NY.

Conceived by David Hammons.

Curators: Horace Brokington and Gylbert Coker.

Included: Ellsworth Ausby, Kazuko and Ana Mendieta

Afro-American Art in the 20th Century: Three Episodes” 

Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.

Curators: Linda Goode-Bryant, Dr. Leslie King-Hammond and Lowery Sims.

In Collaboration with the Jamaica Arts Center. Episode Three included: Houston Conwill, Howardena Pindell, Randy Williams

Afro-American Abstractions”

P.S.1, New York City, NY

1978

Remains”

Emile Lowe Gallery, Hofstau University, New York

1979

Freeway Fets”

L.A. Freeway Underpass, Los Angeles, CA.

Public Art Work Sponsored by Brochman Gallery, the C.E.T.A. Program and Cal Trans.

The Process as Art in Situ”

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY.

Included: David Hammons, Banerjee and Susan Fitzsimmons.

Secrets and Revelations: African-American Women Artists”

Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Black History Week Exhibit”

San Bernardino College Art Gallery, CA.

1977

Studio Z: Individual Collective”

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

Included: Maren Hassinger and Franklin Parker.

The Concept as Art” 

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY.

Final segment of the exhibition ‘The Afro-American Artists in the Abstract Continuum of American Art: 1945-1977’. ‘Contextures’, catalogue

California Black Artists”

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

The Whitney Counterweight”

James Yu Gallery, New York City, NY. Review.

Included: Harmony Hammond, David Hammons, Nancy Spero

Space/Matter”

Women’s Interart Center, New York

1976

Newcomers 1976”

Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Curator: Josine Ianco

Cinque Art Gallery, New York City, NY

1971

Eight Afro-Americans”

Musee Rath. Geneva, Switzerland. Catalogue.

Curator: Henri Ghent.

Included: Romare Bearden, Bob Thompson.

1970

Sapphire Show”

Gallery 32. Los Angeles, CA.

Curator: Suzanne Jackson

Three Artists”

Gallery Central 1015. Los Angeles, CA.

PERFORMANCES

2012

re.act.feminism”

Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia/Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

Walk Tall”

Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

In collaboration with Maren Hassinger and Ulysses Jenkins

2011

Video Studio Playback”

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

Performance Video: Dance Card

Kiss”

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

In collaboration with Maren Hassinger and Ulysses Jenkins

Clifford Owens – Anthology”

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

Contributed performance scores: Truth and Sweep

2006

Side by Side”

Nomadic Nights Series Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France.

In collaboration with Maren Hassinger

2002-Present

Mountain Moving Day-Ritual Celebration for Women’s History Month

(website: http://www.mountainmovingday.org)

2001-Present

Developed personas for other media explorations. Ongoing.

Propecia Leigh: photography, Harriet Chin: drawing, Lily Bea Moor: poetry

1999-Present

Walk a mile in my shoes”

Sent shoes to others in the U.S. and abroad with request for recipients to walk/dance a full mile in shoes with return documentation

Mail Art and Long Distance Conceptual Exercises 

Developed as collaborative works with Maren Hassinger.

1998-Present

Developed persona of Propecia Leigh for my photography

1996

Lecture/Performance, The Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Canada

Making a Scene of Ourselves-The Black Arts: Nappy Ruminations on Life in America” Lecture/Performance. Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs

1995

Singing the Circle: Four Women Creating Themselves”

Radio Art. Produced and directed poets Kim Campbell, Stacy Dyson, Felicia Rose Caton Garcia and JaneHilberry. Sponsored by Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

1989

Double Think Bulemia, Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being” 

Radio Art. Included: Charles Abramson, Carol Blank, John Outterbridge, Darryl Sevad, Kaylynn Sullivan, SunRa and Cecil Taylor

1988

A Series From A to Z, Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being”

Radio Art. Included: Jill Crane, Victor Ingrassia and Kenneth Severin

1986

Nature’s Way” 

Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.

Choreographed piece performed by Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins and Franklin Parker

1984

Four”

Cotton Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.

Presented by L.A.C.E. in collaboration with Chrono, Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins

1983

Chance Unfrozen”

Other Visions Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Produced and directed collaboration between Cheryl Banks (choreographer/dancer) and Roberto Miranda (composer/bassist)

Spooks Who Sat By The Door”

Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA.

Collaboration with Maren Hassinger. Part of ‘Home Show’ (Group show with artists emanating from the Woman’s Building).

1982

Blind Dates”

White Dog, New York City, NY.

Presented by Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY. Collaboration conceived and carried out with Blondell Cummings and Yasuno Tone. Sponsored by New York State Council And the NEA

Flying”

Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA.

In conjunction with the opening of ‘Afro-American Abstractions’ at the Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park. Collaboration conceived and carried out with Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins and Franklin Parker. Sponsored by Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Men”

Watts Towers Art Center, Watts, CA.

Sponsored by Watts Towers Art Center

1981

Air Propo”

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY.

In collaboration with Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris.

Sponsored by the New York State Council and Meet the Composer

1980

C.C. Rider”

Central Park, New York City, NY.

In Collaboration with Charles Abramson. Sponsored by Art Across the Park

Alive Performance” 

California State University at Los Angeles, CA.

In collaboration with Maren Hassinger and Franklin Parker.

Sponsored by California State University at Los Angeles

Bird” 

Jewish Home for the Aged, Reseda, CA.

Sponsored by LAAVA (Los Angeles Academy of Visual Arts)

Get Up” 

Paper Mill, Los Angeles, CA.

In collaboration with Houston Conwill, Maren Hassinger and Franklin Parker.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Printmaking Society

1978

Ceremony for Freeway Fets”

L.A. Freeway Underpass, Los Angeles, CA.

Presented by Brochman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Part of CETA Program.

In collaboration with David Hammons and Maren Hassinger. Initiation of grounds and space for my public piece installed underneath L.A. Freeway. Sponsored by CalTrans

1977

Costume Study for Mesh Mirage” 

Studio Performance, Los Angeles, CA

Repondez S’il Vous Plait”

Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City, NY

Performance Piece – Nylon Mesh and Maren Hassinger”

Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Karen Wright, “Tate Modern's exhibition of black art is the show we need in the age of Trump”, independent.co.uk, N.p., July 2017. Web.

Kat Herriman, “The 10 Best Things We Saw at the Venice Biennale”, The New York Times, May 16, 2017.

Barry Schwabsky. "An Art of Dislocation and Reinvention Reflects the Epic of Black America," hyperallergic.com. N.p., April 9, 2017. Web.

Alexxa Gotthardt, “The 20 Best Booths at The Armory Show”, artsy.net, N.p., March 2017. Web.

Andy Battaglia. "Visions for Pantyhose and Sand: Senga Nengudi’s Booth at the Armory Show," artnews.com. N.p., March 2017. Web.

Priscilla Frank, “Museums Celebrate The Black Women Artists History Has Overlooked”, Huffington Post, February 20, 2017.

Victoria L. Valentine. "2017 Venice Biennale List Includes African American Artists Sam Gilliam, Senga Nengudi, and McArthur Binion," culturetype.com. N.p., February 2017. Web.

2016

Isaac Kaplan. "Senga Nengudi Is One of 8 Visual Artists to Receive $50,000 USA Fellowship," artsy.net. N.p., November 2016. Web.

Natalie Hegert. "Repondez s’il vous plait: An Interview with Senga Nengudi," mutualart.com. N.p., September 2016. Web.

Rain Embuscado. "Don’t Miss These 10 Shows by Groundbreaking Female Sculptors," artnet.com. N.p., September 2016. Web.

Catherine G. Wagley. "New Kid in Town: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Opens in Los Angeles," artnews.com. N.p., March 2016. Web.

2015

"Senga Nengudi," www.radiofree.org/us/senga-nengudi. N.p., November 2015. Video.

“We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85”, The New Yorker, September 2015.

Senga Nengudi, “Center Stage”, Art in America, April 2015.

Kathy Noble, “Senga Nengudi”, Art Forum, March 2015.

Amy Sherlock, “Senga Nengudi”, FRIEZE, March 2015.

2014

Deanne Gertner. "Senga Nengudi: The Material Body at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver," dailyserving.com and blog.ninedotarts.com/. N.p., May 2014. Web.

Hrag Vartanian. "10 Best NYC Art Shows in 2013," hyperallergic.com. N.p., January 2014. Web.

2013

Melody Davis. "Play With Your Pantyhose," metroland.net. N.p., November 2013. Web.

Robin Cembalest. "Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys," artnews.com. N.p., October 2013. Web.

Ellen Kevorkian. "Senga Nengudi on Youtube videos, Pina Bausch, and finding family in collaborative practice," violetagainstwomen.tumblr.com. N.p., April 2013. Web.

Holland Cotter, “Senga Nengudi: ' Performances 1976-81' ”, The New York Times, February 14, 2013, Art in Review.

John K. "Now Dig This! From LA to NY Symposium," jstheater.blogspot.com. N.p., February 2013. Web.

2012

Body Language Body Talk, Essay by Greg Angaza Pitts. Thomas Erben Gallery. Catalogue.

Malik Gaines, “City after Fifty Years’ Living: L.A.’s Differences in Relation”, art journal, vol. 71, no. 1, Spring 2012. pg. 88-105.

2011

Hilton Als, “My Year in Culture”, The New Yorker, 2011 Year in Review.

Kellie Jones, Now Dig This – Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles. Delmonico Books-Prestel

L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints – Editors Connie Rodgers Tilton & Lindsay Charlwood. Tilton Gallery

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Co-edited by Lisa Gabrielle & Paul Schimmel. Delmonico Books

Helen Molesworth, Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Hatje Cantz

2010

Lynn Kienholz, LA Rising: Southern California Artists Before 1980

2007

Carey Lovelace, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” Art in America, June/July 2007, p.88, p.91

Nancy Princenthal, “Feminism Unbound,” Art in America, June/ July 2007, P.148,p.151

Amelia Jones, “Practicing Space,” The Artist as...Theory Series

Volume 02, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien,p.86, p.89

WACK! Art & the Feminist Revolution,” edited by Lisa Gabrielle Mark, MIT Press, Catalogue p.51, p.272

Fallon, Roberta. "Look! It's Libby and Roberta, episode 14," theartblog.org. N.p., July 2007. Web.

Holland Cotter, “The Art of Feminism as It First Took Shape,” The New York Times, March 9, 2007, Art In Review.

Wilson, Mary. "Warp Trance," NY Arts Magazine. N.p., September-October 2007. Web.

2006

Roberta Smith,”Art in Review; Strange Powers” New York Times, Sept. 8.

2005

Merrily Kerr, “Laura Hoptman,” Contemporary 21 Magazine, Curators- Issue 77, p.77

Gregory Volk, “Let’s Go Metaphysical,”Art in America, March, 2005 p.64

Kristina Olson, “Pittsburgh Review-Carnegie International,” Art Papers, March/April 2005, p.49

2004

Zabunyan, Elvan, Black is a Color: Une Histoire de l’Art Africain- Americain Contemporain. Editions Dis Voir, 2004, Paris, France pp.54-58 & 185-188

Thelma Golden, “Best Of 2004” issue, Artforum, December, 2004 pp.166-167

Francesco Bonami, “Senga Nengudi’s Coherence,” Carnet Arte, Giugno/Luglio 2004, pp.8-9

Stephanie Cash, “Senga Nengudi at Thomas Erben,” Art in America, March, 2004, p.123

2003

Meghan Dailey, “Senga Nengudi-Thomas Erben Gallery,”Artforum November 2003, pp.191-192

Kim Levin, “Stretch marks: Rediscovering ‘legendary’ Senga Nengudi,” Village Voice, Oct.15-21, 2003 p.94

2002

David Hammons, “Mood Swing,” Artforum, Summer 2002, p.156

Parrallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California 1950-2000. Edited by Diana Fuller. Catalogue

Marni Green, “Senga Nengudi,” Eye Level: A Quarterly Journal of Contemporary Visual Culture, Winter 2002 p.20

2001

Genevieve Breerette, “Sept Plasticiens Afro-Americains Affirment Leur Identite A La CrieeDe Rennes,” Le Monde, May 16

Elisabeth Lebovici, “Black Attitude A Rennes,” Liberation, Culture Section, May 19/20

Olivier Michelon, “My Favorite Things,”Le Journal Des Arts, No. 126, April27-May 10, p.11

Mark Arnest, “Taking Shape,” Gazette Telegraph, Sept. 28, Go Section-front page & p.23

Marni Green. "Here it is."14 Nov 2001. Letter.

2000

The Artist’s Body, Edited by Tracey Warr, Survey by Amelia Jones. Phaidon Press, London 2000 p.26

1999

Out of Action: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, Essay by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond and Lowrie Sims (Curator 20th Century Art Metropolitan Museum of Art) Catalogue, Japanese Edition

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who Among Black American’s, Inc. Northbrook , Illinois

1998

Erika Knerr, Guest Editor, “Fertility,” New Observation No.119 Contributed statement and photo essay “Formulating Oz”, pp.30-33

Laura Cottingham, “Not For Sale: Feminism and Art in the USA During the 1970’s”. Video Essay. Includes: Judy Chicago, Rachel Rosenthal, Faith Ringgold and Howardena Pindell

1997

Donald Odita, “The Unseen, Inside Out: The Life and Art of Senga Nengudi,” (abbreviated version). NKA-Journal of Contemporary Art. Number 6/7 pp.24-27

Donald Odita,”Senga Nengudi,” Flash Art. Vol.XXX Summer Issue, p.123

Calvin Reid, ‘Wet Night, Early Dawn, Scat-Chant, Pilgrim’s Song’.Exhibit review. Art in America, February, p.101

Richard J. Powell, ‘Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century. World of Art series. Thames and

Hudson, London, p.154

1996

Terry Myers, “NowHere,” World Art, No.4 pp. 94-95. Exbihit Review

Black Artists. St. James Press. Thomas Riggs, editor

1995

Gumbo YaYa: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artists, Midmarch Arts Press, p.188. Description and photo

1994

Judith K. Brodsky, ‘Exhibitions, Galleries and Alternative Spaces’. Published in The Power of Feminist Art, Norma Broude and Mary Garrard, editors, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Discussion of “Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States”, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC. 1980

1993

Lorraine O’Grady, “Maren Hassinger, Visual Artist”. Artist and Influence. Vol.12, pp.25-26

Adrian Piper, guest editor, “Color,” New Observations No.97 September/October. Photo ‘Inside/ Ouside’ 1977 Installation on inside cover

Eveyln D.Taylor, Who’s Who Among Blacks in Colorado Springs, Image Productions, publisher, Colorado Springs, Co.

One World Many Voices – Minority Producers and Programs in Public Radio, 4th edition, p.3

1991

Adrian Piper, “Brenson on Quality,” Art Papers, Vol.15, No.6, Nov./Dec.

1990

Anne Hurley, “Spiritual Synthesis,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, March21, p.35. Review of 'Shaping the Spirit'

Jeanette Ross, “Out of African Roots,” Art Week, p.16. Review of ‘Shaping The Spirit’

1989

Patricia Failing, “Black Artists: A Case of Exclusion,” Artnews, Vol.88, No.3, p.128

Micheal Brenson, “Uptown, Downtown: Split Show of Black Artists,” New York Times, April 7, Living Arts Section. Review of Installation at the Studio Museum in Harlem, part of ‘Art as a Verb: The Evolving Continuum’

1986

Greg Tate, “Cult-Nats Meet Freaky-Deke: The Return of the Black Aesthetic,” Village Voice, Dec., pp 5-6, Literary Supplement. Mentioned together with David Hammons as part of the most provocative Black avant-garde of the 70’s and early 80’s

1982

Francine Farr, “Sacred Lands,” Art Week, Vol.13, No.28, September 4, Discussion and photo of performance

William Wilson, “Red, White and Blue and Black,” Los Angeles Times, July 20, Part IV, p.1. Review of “Nukey, Nukey”, part of ‘Afro-American Abstraction’

David Berger, “African Artists Spotlighted in Bellevue Show,” Journal-

American

1981

Ellen Lubell, “New York Reviews,” Art in America, Oct., p.149 Discussion of show at Just Above Midtown

Grace Glueck, “A Peripatetic Guide to What’s New in Outdoor Sculpture All Around the City – Art Across the Park,” New York Times, Sept. 12, p.C20

Carrie Rickey, “The Passion of Ana,” Village Voice, Sept. 10-16, p.75 Discussion of ‘Nukey, Nukey’

Judith Wilson, “Afro-American Abstractions at P.S.1,” Art in America, Summer Issue, p.157

John Perreault, “Positively Black,” Soho Weekly News, Feb. 27, p.49

Black Enterprise, Dec. Discussion and photo of ‘Ritual Chant’

1979

Barbara McCullough, Shopping Bag Spirits, Los Angeles, Ca. Video

Linda Goode-Bryant and Marcy S. Phillips, editors, Contextures, Just Above Midtown, Inc., NYC. Pp.43-55. (Discussion of work from the late 60’s through 1978. Cover photo of “Costume Study for Mesh Mirage”. Fall, 1977 plus reproduction of nine works from the “RSVP” series. April Kingsley in her article “Black Artists: Up Against the Wall”, Village Voice, Sept. 11, 1978, notes about ‘Contextures’ “(the editors) have rewritten the History of post-war American art to place black artists...within a mainstream context. They invented the term contextures to name the often funky, deeply personal, neo-primitivizing styles that are typified by Saar, Ringgold and Nengudi, as well as ...David Hammons, Houston Conwill, Randy Williams...”)

April Kingsley, “Black Artists:Up Against the Wall,” Village Voice, Sept.11

1977

William C. Matney, editor-in-chief, Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Inc., Northbrook, Il

John Perreault, “The Whitney Counterweight – Stretching It,” Soho Weekly News, Vol.4/25, March, pp.22-27. Reviews of shows at Yu and Just Above Midtown Galleries. Photo with’RSVP No.10’

Benny Andrews, “A Jam Session on Madison Avenue,” Encore American & Worldwide News, Vol.6/6, March 21, p.34. Photos of ‘Inside/Outside’ performance

Gordon Hazlitt, “Los Angeles Reviews,” Artnews, Jan., p.90

1973

Theresa Dickason Cederholm, editor, African-American Artists, Boston Public Library, Boston, pp.139-140

Photographers, Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers 1970-1972, Gallery Association of New York State, New York, p.58

1971

8 Artistes Afro-Americans,” Musee Rath, Geneva, Switerland. Catalogue Photos of “Water Composition I, II and III

Notes to the Young Black Artist,” Art International, Vol.XV/6, Summer Edition, p.35

AWARDS & HONORS

2017

Rauschenberg Foundation Artist in Residence (Captiva, Florida)

2016

La Napoule Foundation Artist in Residence (La Napoule, France)

2015

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, NY – Artist in Residence

2013

ARTS AND CULTURE ADVOCATE AWARD 2013

Given by Arts, Business, and Education Consortium and the Pikes Peak Art Council

2011

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Artist in Residence

2010

Women's Caucus For Art – Lifetime Achievement Award

2006

Fabric Workshop and Museum - Artist in Residence

2005

Anonymous Was A Woman Award

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

Finalist – Penny McCall Foundation Ordway Prize

Acadia Summer Arts Program (Kippy’s Kamp), Acadia, Maine. Invitational Artist Residency

2002

Website (http://www.mountainmovingday.org) chosen Website of the Week by Artwomen.org . Developed website to encourage women to move the mountains (blocks) in their lives. Website features art work, poetry, links to other sites and rituals for growth

2001

Panelist, “The Black Aesthetic: 1960-2001,” Riverside, CA. Sponsored by California Univ. at Riverside. Other panelists included: Kerry James Marshall, Sterling Stuckey, and Clyde R. Taylor

Guest Speaker, “The State of Feminism in Visual Culture,” Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO. Sponsored by Colorado Univ. at Colorado Springs. Part of events during Judy Chicago Retrospective Exhibit

2000

Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute – College of Art

1997

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago – School of Art

Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute – College of Art

1996

Whisper! Stomp! Shout! A Salute to African American Performance Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO. Curated a festival of video documentation of performance art. Included: Idris Ackamoor, Sherman Fleming, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Rodessa Jones, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper and Joyce Scott

1994

Distinguished Service Award, Board of Regents-University of Colorado

1991

Co-President of Performing Arts for Youth Organization

1986

Co-Curated “1+1=3” Group Exhibition with Charles Abramson, Gallery 1199, New York City, NY

1974

Set Design, “Dead Center”, Sounds in Motion Dance Co., New York City, NY

Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS) Grant- Sculpture (New York State Council on the Arts)

1965

Orchesis Dance Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2006-Present

Board Member – Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration

2005-Present

College Art Association

2003

Toni Morrison Society

1999

Selection Committee for Director of Ethnic Studies Dept.

1998-2002

Board Member - Tutmose Academy

1996

Grants Review Selection Committee for Colorado Council on the Arts

1995

Grants Review Selection Committee for Colorado Council on the Arts. Arts Organizations for the Front Range

1995-2000

Advisory Board Member Performing Arts for Youth Organization (PAYO)

1992-1995

Founding Member of Sankofa African Dance & Cultural Organization

1990-1994

Board Member Performing Arts for Youth Organization (PAYO)

1984-1985

Member Curatorial Committee-Performance Art, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Thomas Erben Gallery

New York City, NY

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art

New York City, NY

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Carnegie Museum of Art

Pittsburgh, PA

Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles, CA

Studio Museum in Harlem

New York City, NY

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Burt Aaron

Detroit, MI

Phyllis and Ray Beaudreau

Altadena, CA

Yvonne Berry

Chicago, IL

Linda Goode-Bryant

New York City, NY

Stephanie and Bern Burley

New York City, NY

Gylbert Coker

New York City, NY

Houston and Kinshasha Conwill

New York City, NY

Thomas Erben, Thomas Erben Gallery

New York City, NY

David Hammons

New York City, NY

AC and Thelma Hudgins

New York City, NY

James Hudgins

New York City, NY

Rosemary Kennedy

Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

Baltimore, MD

Kerry James Marshall

Chicago, IL

Barbara Mitchell

New York City, NY

John Miller

Denver, CO

Sands Murray-Wassink

Amsterdam, Holland

Harmon Outlaw

Los Angeles, CA

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Torino, Italy

Craig Robins

Miami, FL

DATABASES & WEBSITES

National Museum of Women in the Arts

http://www.nmwa.org/

African American Performance Artists Archive

http://www.aapaa.org

re.act.feminism

http://www.reactfeminism.org

SengaSenga.com

http://www.sengasenga.com

Mountain Moving Day

http://www.mountainmovingday.org

TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2007

Guest Artist, Tufts University, Boston, MA

2006

Guest Artist, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2005

Visiting Artist in Residence, Sante Fe Art Institute, NM

2001

Launched “Artspace” Community Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

1998-Present

Lecturer/Instructor-Art History/Ethnic Studies/Women’s Studies/Studio-Sculpture/Installation, University of Colorado at Co. Springs

1991-Present

Developed multicultural programs and presented multicultural performing artists in Colorado Springs, CO

1991-1993

Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration Community Liaison, Colorado Springs, CO

Artist in Residence – Mitchell High School, Colorado Springs, CO

1991-1992

Co-President, Performing Arts for Youth Organization (PAYO)

1986-1988

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA., Fine Arts Library, Assistant Slide Curator

1985-1986

Fairburn Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA., Arts Program Coordinator

1982-1986

Community School, Los Angeles, CA. Program Liaison for Community Artists Program

1982

Community School, Los Angeles, CA., Art Instructor – ages 6-12

1980

California State University at Northridge, Substitute Instructor, beginning Printmaking

1978

Watts Towers Art Center, Watts, CA., Art Instructor – ages 7-11

1971-1974

Children’s Art Carnival, NYC, Resources Developer/Art Instructor, Printmaking – ages 7-13

1969-1971

Pasadena Art Museum – Education Dept., Art Instructor – ages 5-11, Special Art Classes for continuation Jr. High students, Special Public School Sessions, Special Training Classes for pre-school teachers.

1970-1971

Fine Arts Community Workshop, Pasadena, CA., Art Instructor Part of initial art program development team.

1968-1969

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Social Services, Pasadena, CA. Social Worker

1968

MacLaren Hall-County Juvenile Detention Center (for abused children)El Monte, CA., Art Instructor – ages 5-15, organized first art classes

Friendship Day Camp, Los Angeles, CA., Program Coordinator and DanceInstructor. Intercultural/interracial camp. Ages 5-15

1965-1966

Watts Towers Art Center, Watts, CA., Art Instructor, Mixed Media Ages 5-13, Silkscreen Classes – ages 9-12