Born 1957 in Toronto, ON; Died 1992 in New York


1980        B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


2016        Moira Dyer, Paintings & Works On Paper, 11R, New York, NY
2014        Moira Dryer Project, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
2001        Moira Dryer, curated by Gregory Salzman, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON; Rose Art Museum,
                Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
2000        Moira Dryer, curated by Gregory Salzman, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1998        Moira Dryer & Shirley Wiitasalo, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
1997        The Point of Departure: Moira Dryer/Jessica Stockholder, Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College,
                Overland Park, KS
                Gallery 400, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995        Estate Paintings, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
1993        Estate Paintings, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
                Projects: Moira Dryer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1992        Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
1991        Fred Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
                Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
1990        Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
                Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
1989        New Work: Moira Dryer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1988        John Good Gallery, New York, NY
1987        Hoffman Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1986        John Good Gallery, New York, NY


2015        Plywood, Etc., James Barron Art, Kent, CT
2014        Moira Dryer, Elizabeth Murray, Alan Shields, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
2013        I, YOU, WE, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
                Four Women and a Kosuth, James Barron Art, New York, NY
2011        The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England; Mead Gallery,
                Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
                Circa 1986, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
                A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
2008        Charismatic Abstraction, curated by Don Desmett, The Richmond Center for Visual Arts,
                Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2006        Women’s Work: Paintings 1970–1990, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
                Hunters & Gatherers: The Art of Collecting, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts (SICA), Asbury Park, NJ
2005        The Painted World, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
2001        As Painting: Division and Displacement, curated by Philip Armstrong, Laura Lisbon, and Stephen Melville,
                Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
                Side Show, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Lawrence Rubin–Greenberg Van Doren­ Fine Art, New York, NY
2000        D, curated by Robert Nickas, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
1999        The Stroke: An Overview of Contemporary Painting, curated by Ross Bleckner, Exit Art, New York, NY
1998        Shirley Wiitasalo & Moira Dryer, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
                Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
                Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1997        Coming Home Again, School of Visual Arts alumni exhibition, curated by Jeanne Siegel, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
                After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970, curated by Lily Wei, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art,
                Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1996        Some Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
                Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Austria
                Reconditioned Abstraction, curated by Martin Ball, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
                Painting in an Expanding Field, organized by Saul Ostrow, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
                Natural Process, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA; Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1995        Pittura/Immedia: Malerei in den 90er Jahren, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
                A Selected Survey, 1983–1995, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
1994        New York Abstract Painting, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY
1993        Italia—America: L’astrazione ridefinita, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, San Marino, Italy
1992        Abstract Painting 1992, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1991        Moira Dryer/Roni Horn/Sherrie Levine, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
1990        Group Exhibition, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1989        A Decade of American Drawing: 1980–89, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988        Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                The Other Painting, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Gallery, Toronto, ON
                The Image of Abstraction, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
                Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY
                In Side, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
                School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
                Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
                Ironic Abstraction, University of Southern Florida Art Galleries, Tampa, FL
1987        Stimulation, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
                Grand Design, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
                True Pictures, New York Studio School, New York, NY
                Jennifer Bolande, Moira Dryer, Annette Lemieux, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986        Selections, Artists’ Space, New York, NY
                Paintings/Objects, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
                Recent Abstract Painting, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
                Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
                Supermannerism, curated by Klaus Ottmann, Davies Long Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985        New American Abstraction, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
1984        New York, New Work, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1983        Limbo Lounge, New York, NY
1982        Visionary Landscape, P.S. 122, New York, NY
                YYZ Gallery, Toronto, ON
                White Room, White Columns, New York, NY
1981        Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
1980        Proposal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
                Group Material, New York, NY


2014        “Moira Dryer Project,” Modern Painters, May, p. 108
                Warner, Emily, “Eleven Rivington Focuses on the Late Moira Dryer,” The Village Voice, February 19
                Saltz, Jerry, “Shaking Up the Minimalists: The short, sharp career of Moira Dryer,” New York Magazine, January 17–24, p. 149
                Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Moira Dryer Project,” The New York Times, January 16, p. C26
                “Moira Dryer Project,” Time Out New York, January 9–15, p. 32
                “Moira Dryer Project,” The New Yorker, February 3, 2014
2013        Barron, James, “Interview: Ross Bleckner,” August
2012        Rhodes, David, “A Letter to Moira Dryer from David Rhodes,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2
2011        Sturgis, Daniel, and Martin P. Clark, The Indiscipline of Painting, London: Tate Gallery Publishing Limited, 2011
2008        Charismatic Abstraction, Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2008
2001        Schwabsky, Barry, “Art Gallery of York University,” Artforum, March 1
1998        Hinson, Tom E., and Carolyn S. Jirousek, Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1998
1997        Ostrow, Saul, The Point of Departure: Moira Dryer, Jessica Stockholder, Overland Park: The Gallery, 1997
                Wei, Lily, After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970
1994        Cotter, Holland, “Moira Dryer: Dream Dirges,” Art in America, November, 110–115
                Wood, Carol, “Free-For-All Formalism,” The New Examiner, November, 26–30
                Schjeldahl, Peter, Columns & Catalogues. Great Barrington: The Figures, 1994
                Schwabsky, Barry, “Moira Dryer,” Artforum, April, 98
1993        Schjeldahl, Peter, “Moira Dryer: Shining Through,” The Village Voice, December 21, 103
                Storr, Robert, “Projects: Moira Dryer.” MoMA Magazine, Fall, 16–17
                Knafo, Robert, “Moira Dryer at Jay Gorney,” Art+Auction, November
                Storr, Robert, Projects 42: Moira Dryer, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1993
                Smith, Roberta, “Projects 42: Moira Dryer,” The New York Times, October 15
                Corris, Michael, and Robert Nickas, “Punishment and Decoration: Art in the Age of Militant Superficiality,”
                Artforum, April, 78–83
1992        Schjeldahl, Peter, “Moira Dryer,” Canadian Art, Summer
                Brooks, Rosetta, “Moira Dryer: Dream Catchers,” Artforum, April, 78–83
                Westfall, Stephen, “Moira Dryer,” Art in America, June, 105
                Malloy, Nancy, “Moira Dryer,” Art News, April, 114–15
                Madoff, Steven Henry, “A New Lost Generation,” Art News, April, 72–77
                Smith, Roberta, “Moira Dryer,” The New York Times, February 14, C21
1991        Dryer, Moira, “An Emotive Identity,” Tema Celeste, October, 82
                McKenna, Kristin, “Abstract Works from Moira Dryer,” Los Angeles Times, April 5, F15
1990        Bankowsky, Jack. “Moira Dryer.” Contemporanea, April, 98
                Schwabsky, Barry, “Moira Dryer,” Arts Magazine, April, 87
                Rimanelli, David, “Moira Dryer,” Artforum, April, 176–77
                Johnson, Ken, “Moira Dryer,” Art in America, April, 260–61
                Sundell, Margaret, “Moira Dryer,” Seven Days, January 31, 52
                Plagens, Peter, “Keepers of the Faith,” Newsweek, January 22, 58–59
                Kimmelman, Michael, “Moira Dryer,” The New York Times, January 19, C26
                Schjeldahl, Peter, “Remembered Life,” In Moira Dryer, New York: Mary Boone Gallery, 1990
1989        Ottman, Klaus, “Moira Dryer,” Journal of Contemporary Art, Spring/Summer
                Muchnic, Suzanne, “Two Views of the Revival of the Abstract,” Los Angeles Times, January 24, 5
                Moira Dryer: New Work, San Francisco: SFMOMA, 1989
1988        Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, “Beyond Absence: Mary Boochever and Moira Dryer return a notion of being to abstraction,”
                Arts Magazine, October, 52–61
                Siegel, Jeanne, “Moira Dryer,” Arts Magazine, June, 95
                Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, “Nonrepresentation in 1988: Meaning-Production Beyond the Scope of the Pious,”
                Arts Magazine, May, 30–39
                Smith, Roberta, “Moira Dryer,” The New York Times, April 29
1987        Wei, Lily, “Talking Abstract: Part Two,” Art in America, December, 112–29, 171
                Gardner, Colin, “Christ Burden/Moira Dryer,” Los Angeles Times, October 9
                Temin, Christine, “Dryer’s Abstract Mix of Crispness and Fog,” The Boston Globe, October 1
                Ottmann, Klaus, “Jennifer Bolande/Moira Dryer/Annette Lemieux,” Flash Art, April, 94
1986        Schwabsky, Barry, “Moira Dryer,” Arts Magazine, December, 118
                Perl, Jed, “Winter Notebook,” The New Criterion, April
                Indiana, Gary, “Recent Abstract Painting,” The Village Voice, February 11
                Murray, Elizabeth, “Painters and Writers,” BOMB, September
1980        Smith, Valerie, “Moira Dryer,” Flash Art, June


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY