Born: Bronx, NY, 1953
Lives New York City
   
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 "vases and drawings", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2012 "Some Vases", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI,
             curated by Doug Bosch
  "Constructed, Folded, Sewn," Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College,
             Ashland, VA, curated by Karen Shaw
2009 "Constructed, Folded, Sewn," Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2008 "Sewn Constructions", PanAmerican ArtProjects, Dallas, TX
2007 Elizabeth HarrisGallery, New York, NY
2003 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2000 "Drawings", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
  Sandler Hudson Gallery, The Niche Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991 David Beitzel Gallery, Project Room, New York, GA
1990 "Art at the Edge", The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, traveled to
             Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
1989 Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Bronx Museum of the Arts Satellite Gallery, Bronx, NY
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 "Soft", The Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, curated by
             Wes Sherman
2012 "Pencil Pushed: Exploring Process and Boundaries in Drawing",
             Curated by Creighton Michael, UT and Ewing Galleries,
             University of TN, Knoxville, TN
  "Close Relations and a Few Black Sheep", Weatherspoon Art Museum,
             Greensboro, NC curated by Nancy Doll
  "Art/Sewn: Tradition, Innovation, Expression" curated by Ward Minsk,
             Ashland Art Museum, Ashland, NC. Catalog, text by Ward Minsk
  "Textility," Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, curated by
             Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera
  "Not Your Usual Knit", City without Walls, Newark NJ, curated Lovina Purple
2011 "Obsessive Worlds," Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas,
             curated by Sarah Hamilton
  "Art/Sewn: Tradition, Innovation, Expression," FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY,
             curated by Ward Mintz
2009 "By a Thread," Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY curated by
             Miles Manning
2008 “The Idea of Nature”, 33 Bond Gallery, New York , NY , curated by Bill Weiss
2007 "Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse", curated by Susan Hoeltzel,
             Lehman College Art Gallery, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
  "Back to the Future: Contemporary American Art from the Collection",
             Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
2006 "Some Assembly Required", Mead Art Museum, Amherst College,
             Amherst, MA, curated by Trinket Clark
  "Threads of Memory", Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, curated by
             Margaret Mathews-Berenson
2005 "New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition",
             Trierenberg Headquarters, Traum, Austria, curated by
             Margaret Mathews-Berenson
2004 "New York Show", Opalousas Museum of Art, Opalousas, LA
2002

"Accumulations", curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

 

"Blobs, Wiggles and Dots, Webs and Crustillations", curated by
             Lucio Pozzi, The Work Space, New York, NY

2001

"Cool and Collected, Recent Contemporary Acquisitions",
             Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greenville, NC

2000

"As If Alive: Animate Sculpture", curated by Sara Lynn Henry,
             New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

  "Palimpsest", curated by Margaret Lanzetta, Chelsea Gallery, A.K. Hinds,
             University Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
1999 "Common Threads", curated by Edie Bazzano & Gita Padegs,
             The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY
 

"A Fine Line Between…New Drawings: Elegant Investigations By Nine
             Artists Fascinated With Abstraction", curated by Carol Edelson &
             Leslie Scheiblberg, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY

 

"Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America", curated by Gail Stavitsky,
             the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, Knoxville Museum of Art,
             Knoxville, TN

 

"A Common Thread", curated by Kimberly Richter, Preconceived Notions
             about Sewing, Weaving and Quilting", New Art Center in Newton,
             Newtonville, MA

1998 "Shaping Space - Drawings by Six Contemporary Sculptors", curated by
             Genevieve Linnehan, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
  "Form and Space: A Dialogue", Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
  "Growing Obsession", curated by Donna Harkavy &
             Margaret Mathews- Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
  "Oud En Nieuw", Museum Voor Moderne, Arnheim, Netherlands
  "Obsessive Compulsive Order", Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
1996 "Paper in Disguise", Dieu Donne Papermill Gallery, New York, NY
 

"Heat Exhaustion", curated by Ron Kelman, Fine Arts Museum of
             Long Island, Hempstead, NY

 

"Pulp Fusion", Columbia Art Center, Dallas, TX

1995

"In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the '90s - Part II:
             Beyond Gender", curated by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein,
             SnugHarbor, Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

  "X-Sightings 1995", Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  "Workspace Program: 5 Years", Dieu Donne Papermill, Inc., NewYork, NY
  "In Making it Actual: Works on Paper by 5 Sculptors", curated by
             Nade Haley, Wheeler Gallery, Providence RI
  "January Exhibition", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1994 "The Art of Italian Americans: Is Ethnicity Relevant?", curated by
             Sigmund Balka and Susan Hoetzel, Krasdale Gallery,
             White Plains, NY
  "Fabricated Nature", Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, traveling exhibition
  "D'Arrigo & McCurdy", Victoria Anstead Fine Art, New York, NY
  "Biomorphosis", curated by Kate Rawlinson, InterAmerican Art Gallery,
             Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
  "The Return of the Cadavre Exquis", The Drawing Center, New York, NY,
             travelling exhibition
1993 "Invitational", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
  "Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  "A Moment Becomes Eternity: Flowers as Image", curated by Michael Walls,
             The Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ
 

"Summer Group Exhibition", Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY

  "Paper Trails: The Eidetic Image", Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, NY
1991

Group Show, Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

 

"Covariants: Abstract Painting and Sculpture", OIA, Tribeca 148 Gallery,
             New York, NY

 

"The Artist at Home", Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY

  "Artifacts of Thought; Sculptors' Drawings", Marymount College Gallery,
             New York, NY
  "Vital Forces; Nature in Contemporary Abstraction",
             The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
1990 "Sculptors' Drawings", East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art,
            East Hampton, L.I., NY
  "Working on Paper: Contemporary American Drawings", The High Museum
             at Georgia-Pacific Center, Atlanta, GA
  "Out of Abstraction", Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, NY
  "Image, Object Abstracted", OIA, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  "Bad Girls", curated by Corinne Robins, Aljira, Newark, NJ
  "The New School Collects: Recent Acquisitions", curated by
             Kathleen Goncharov Parsons School of Design, Exhibition Center,
             New York, NY
1989 "Image and Possibility", Triplex Gallery, BMCC, New York, NY
  "Natural Inflections", Junior College of Albany, Albany, NY
  "Made in New York: Encounters with Contemporary Sculpture",
             Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  "Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women", Hillwood Art Gallery,
             C.W. Post College, Greenvale, LI, traveled to Blum Helman
Warehouse, New York, NY
1988 "Sculpture 1988", White Columns, New York, NY
  "Sculpture 1988", White Columns, New York, NY
1987 "Natural Inflections; Inside/Outside", Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  "Art on Paper 1987", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  "Abstraction", Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
  "Biomorphic Sculpture", Art in General, New York, NY
  "Unaffiliated Artists V", Hillwood Art Gallery, CW Post, Greenvale, NY
1986 "Square and...", Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY
  Natural Sources/Sculpture", PS 122, New York, NY
1985 "Small Works by Big Thinkers", Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
  "35 Under 35", Women's Interart Center, New York, NY
1984 "Drawings", Sculpture Center, New York, NY
1983 "Hundreds of Drawings", Artists Space, New York, NY
1982 "Ambiance/Stimuli", curated by Benny Andrews, Alternative Museum,
             New York, NY
  "Icon and Environment", curated by Susan Sollins, Women's Caucus on Art,
             New York, NY
1980 "Directions", Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1979 "Architecture for the Mind and Child", Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
   
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             The New York Times, L.I. Section, Oct 13, p 20
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             Animate Sculpture", New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts,
             Summit, New Jersey
1999 Zimmer, William, "Precision Marks Show of Mostly Black and
             White Drawings", The New York Times, Westchester Section,
             November 14, 1999, p. 18
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             September, pp. 66-7
  Wilkin, Karen, "At the Galleries", Partisan Review, Summer, 3, p.490
1998 Dischoff, Dan, "Sculptors Share Space at Museum", The Star Ledger,
             Newark, NJ
  Marger, Mary Ann, "Not by Sculpture Alone…", St. Petersburg Times,
             St. Petersburg, FL, September 4, p. 24
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Naves, Mario, essay for brochure for exhibit at Elizabeth Harris

1995

Faxon, Alicia Craig, "In Making it Actual", Art New England, August

1994 Raynor, Vivien, "Exhibit by Italian-Americans Poses Questions
             about Ethnicity", New York Times, December 25, p. 14
  Scott, Sue, catalogue essay for "Biomorphosis", Miami-Dade
             Community College, Miami, FL
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  Melrod, George, "Elisa D'Arrigo", Sculpture, reproduction,
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  Mahoney, Robert, "Elisa D'Arrigo", Cover, September, p.13
  Glueck, Grace, "Gallery Watch", The New York Observer, June 13, p 17
  Cullum, Jerry, "Twosome Draws Beauty from the Disturbing",
             The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, reproduction,
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  Scott, Sue, "Group Show: Elizabeth Harris Gallery", Art News, reproduction,
             January, p. 164
1993 Naves, Mario, "Studio View", New Art Examiner, Summer
  Phillips, Patricia C., "Alumni Art". catalogue essay, SUNY at New Paltz, NY
1992 Schetzel, Florence, "Alumni Art Graces the SUNY Gallery",
             Poughkeepsie Journal, September
  Melrod, George, "Cross Currents, Korean Cultural Center", ARTnews,
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  Twardy, Chuck, "Embracing the Void Fills the Bill with Imagination",
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1991 Holl, James, "Vital Forces; Nature in Contemporary Abstraction",
             brochure essay, Marymount College Gallery, New York, NY
  Noll, Anna C., "Vital Forces; Nature in Contemporary Abstraction",
             brochure essay, the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
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             The New York Times (L.I.), August 11
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             Stereotyping",The New York Times, August 9
  Lipson, Karin, "Nature in the Abstract, Around Us and Within", Newsday,
             July 26
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  Bradford, Thomasine, "Elisa D'Arrigo", Art Papers, March/April
1990 Przybilla, Carrie, "Working on Paper: Contemporary American Drawings",
             catalogue essay, the High Museum, Atlanta, GA
  Burnside, Madeline, "Out of Abstraction", brochure essay, Islip Art Museum,
             East Islip, NY
  Slivka, Rose C.S., "From the Studio", The East Hampton Star, November 15
  Fox, Catherine, "D'Arrigo Work on the 'Edge' of Surrealism",
             The Atlantic Journal and Constitution, November 2
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1989 Tully, Judd, "Made in New York: Encounters with
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             Easton, PA
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GRANTS & AWARDS
2003 NYFA Fellowship Award for Works on Paper
1993 Work Space Program, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
1987 Artist in Residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1986 Artist in Residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
1984 Grant, Ariana Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
   
COLLETIONS
Amoco Corporation
AT&T
Best Products, Inc.
Bryn Mawr Library Collection, Bryn Mawr, PA
Dieu Donne Papermill
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
The New School for Social Research
The Prudential, Newark, NJ

SELECTED FEATURES
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Staten Island Museum, S.I., NY
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
State College of New York at New Paltz, NY
Suffolk County Community College, NY
The Women's Interart Center, New York, NY
The 92nd St. YM-YMHA, New York, NY

EDUCATION
1975 BFA, State College of New York at New Paltz