MIRIAM BLOOM
(b. 1949)

 

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC is the representative for artist Miriam Bloom.

 

SCULPTURES

Miriam Bloom's sculptures begin as small sketches and clay maquettes and then find their new life in papier-mache, terracotta, or plaster forms. Often taking several years to construct one sculpture, her objects are artistic meditations, meticulously formed with gaps, holes, and inconsistencies intended to offer room for the spirit. 
 
Conceptually, her organic forms are influenced by the beauty in irregularity and asymmetry similarly found in the visual art of Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, and Constantin Brancusi. Bloom is also inspired by Ancestral Puebloan vessels, the Hindu lingam, and the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Her unique fusion of rich cultural streams in conversation with contemporary sensibilities creates a complex beauty in simplicity.

 

To inquire regarding prices for Miriam Bloom's sculptures, and to purchase any of the artworks shown below, contact the gallery at info@westwoodgallery.com.

 

© Miriam Bloom
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Miriam Bloom is an American artist who creates asymmetric, biomorphic sculptures situated at the boundary between representation and abstraction.
 
Bloom holds her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in Hiroshima, Japan, Malmo, Sweden, Lippstadt, Germany, Istanbul, and more. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including the Gottlieb Foundation grant, Athena Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Her sculpture is in numerous museum and private collections including the Bass Museum in Miami, DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, Bemis Foundation in Omaha, the Louise Nevelson estate, and others.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019, SEP 20 - NOV 16

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC

Click to view our 2019 exhibition, Interwoven: Miriam Bloom and Ron Morosan at Westwood Gallery NYC

EXHIBITION HISTORY

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Westwood Gallery NYC, New York: IN-TER-WO-VEN

2016 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY: Wherever You Roam
2004
Wheaton College, Norton, MA: Radical Corpus Cartographies
2003
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York: Keys to the Family Car
2003 – Grey Gallery, Detroit, MI: 24-7-365
2003 – Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY: Almost Like That
2000 – Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY: Hope, Mistakes, and Hollywood
1999 – DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL: Strange Attractors, catalog, text by Joe Houston
1996 – FAO Gallery, New York: Talk Show, catalog, text by Susan Canning 
1994 – SchloB Overhagen, Lippstadt, Germany: The Imp of the Perverse (with Ron Morosan)
1993
B4A Gallery, New York, catalog, text by Suzanne Anker
1992 – Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York: Second Nature
1991
B4A Gallery, New York
1987
Therefore Art, New York
1980
Galleri Ahlner, Stockholm (with Cy Twombly)
1980
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago
1980
Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden
1979
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1978
Baltimore Museum of Art, curated by Brenda Richardson
1978
School of Art, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
1978
Frostburg State College, Frostburg, MD: Outdoor Pieces
1978
Truman Gallery, New York
1977
Truman Gallery, New York: Vessels
1976
Frostburg State College, (With Dustin Davis) Frostburg, MD

 

GROUP SHOWS 


2017 – DePaul Art Museum, Chicago: Stranger Things
2015 – Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE: Pop-Up
2014 – John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI: Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation
2014 – The Studio, Staten Island, NY: What Time is It? Photography! Photography!
2013 – Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York: Silhouette
2012 – Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn, NY: Open Studios
2010 – Exit Art, New York City, NY: Fracking
2008 – Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY: Couples (catalog)
2007 – Treadwell Museum of Fine Arts, Treadwell, NY: Disasters of War
2006 – Dowling College, Oakdale, NY: Between Body and Object
2006 – Molloy College Gallery, Rockville Centre, LI, NY: Art Faculty 2006
2006 – Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton, CT
2005 – Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York: Monochrome Image
2005 – ArtSumer Gallery, Istanbul: Statement in the Art
2005 – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2005 – Alley Culture, Detroit, MI: Voice of the People
2004 – Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, IN: Six McKnight Artists
2004 – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY: Gyrations
2003 – June Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY: According with Nadelman, curated by Cynthia Nadelman
2002 – Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA: Women Artists: Past and Present
2002 – Dieu Donne Gallery, New York City, NY: Paper Redux, catalog, text by Edwin Ramoran
2002 – Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bronx, NY: 911/Artists Respond
2002 – MONA, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI: Ground Zero Renegade Art Exhibit
2002 – University Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ: The 9/11 Show
2001 – Alley Culture, Detroit, MI: Honor the Earth Biennial, V
2001 – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY: 9/11
2001 – Dieu Donne Gallery, New York City, NY: Paper Remix (catalog)
2001 – Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA: Local Color, catalog, text by Lori Verderame
2001 – Dieu Donne Gallery, New York City, NY: For Love or Money
2000 – Gallery: Gertrude Stein, New York City, NY: Displacement
2000 – DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL: Past Present
1999 – John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
1999 – DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA: The Suitcase Show
1999 – Dieu Donne Gallery, New York City, NY: Y2KAOS
1998 – New York State Museum, Albany, NY: New York State Biennial, curated by Linda Weintraub (catalog)
1998 – Conductors Hallway Gallery, London: Have Suitcase; Will Travel
1998 – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY: New Island Views (catalog)
1998 – Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY: Whatever Floats Your Boat
1998 – Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York City, NY: Liquidation
1997 – Hopper House, Nyack, NY: The Power of Suggestion, curated by Cynthia Nadelman and Jackie Shatz,
1997 – The Islip Museum of Art, East Islip, NY: More and More (catalog)
1996 – Ziegler-Fogel Exhibition Space, New York City, NY: The Art Exchange Show
1996 – Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, NY
1996 – Galleria de Arts Plastica Contemporanea,  Guatamala City: Visual Thinking
1996 – Wagner College Gallery, Staten Island, NY
1996 – FAO Gallery, New York City, NY: If The Shoe Fits
1996 – 450 Broadway Gallery, New York City, NY: Stand Up Straight
1996 – Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY: A Festival of Paper
1995 – Kouros Gallery, New York City, NY: Introductions
1995 – Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, NY: Close Proximity
1995 – Fukuya Gallery, Hiroshima: Hiroshima: From Me to You
1994 – St Marks Position, New York City, NY: A Drawing Survey
1994 – City University of New York, College of Staten Island: Women
1993 – B4A Gallery, New York City, NY: The Sublime Banana Peel
1993 – Sculpture Center, New York
1993 – Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York City, NY: Artist-in-Residence Show
1992 – Bemis Foundation, Omaha: Seven Artists (Who Happen to be Women)
1992 – Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN: Summer, 1992
1992 – Rosa Esman Gallery, New York City, NY: To Wit
1992 – John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI: Residency Artists
1992 – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY: Exploit/Expose
1992 – Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN: Without Walls
1990 – B4A Gallery, New York City, NY: Proximity
1990 – Elsie Mott Ives Gallery, New York City, NY: Three Sculptors
1990 – Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
1990 – Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN: Out of Doors (catalog) 
1989 – Kansas City Contemporary Art Center, Kansas City: Bemis/Sculpture
1989 – Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Staten Island, NY (catalog)
1989 – Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NB: In Residency, curated by Daphne Deeds
1987 – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY: Director's Invitational, curated by John Perreault (catalog)
1987 – Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY: Artists Choose Artists (catalog)
1985 – Kade Gallery, Wagner College, Staten Island: Four Women Artists
1985 – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, SI, NY: Models for Outdoor Sculpture
1985 – Kenkeleba Gallery, New York City, NY: Sticks and Stones (catalog)
1985 – A.I.R.Gallery, New York City, NY: Invitational
1983 – Zim-Lerner Gallery, New York City, NY: Still-Life, curated by Ronny Cohen
1983 – Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York City, NY: Benefit for Franklin Furnace
1982 – Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL: New Work, New York
1982 – Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1982 – ABC No Rio, New York City, NY: Beauty
1981 – Zim-Lerner Gallery, New York City, NY: Ceramic Forms in Art, curated by Ronny Cohen
1981 – Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX: New Options in Sculpture
1980 – Da Universidade de Sao Paolo: U.S.A. Women Artists 1980
1980 – Colgate University, Hamilton, NY: The Language of Outdoor Sculpture
1980 – List Art Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY: Women in the Arts
1980 – Utica College, Utica, NY: Artists at Sculpture Space
1979 – Albright College, Reading PA: Small is Beautiful, curated by Marilyn Zeitlin, traveled to Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Drew University, Madison, NJ
1979 – Benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art, N.A.M.E., Chicago
1979 – Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
1979 – ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1977 – Room 33, sponsored by Artists Space, New York City, NY
1977 – Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
1977 – New Reform Center, Aalst, Belgium 
1975 – 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City, NY
1975 – 3 Mercer Street Store, New York City, NY
1975 – Truman Gallery, New York City, NY: Is This a Work of Art, II

1975 – Charlottenborg Hall, Copenhagen
1975 – White Columns, New York City, NY: Group Indiscriminate
1974 – Rose Art Museum, Brandeis, University, Waltham, MA: A Generation of Brandeis Artists, curated by Carl Belz (catalog)

 

NEWS

Click to read “Miriam Bloom & Ron Morosan: Covid Conversations” in ARTEIDOLIA, May 2020

Miriam Bloom & Ron Morosan:
Covid Conversations by Colette Copeland

ARTEIDOLIA | May, 2020

Click to read “& beyond the about by Patrick Brennan” in ARTEIDOLIA, Oct 2019

& beyond the about by Patrick Brennan
IN-TER-WO-VEN: Bloom and Morosan

ARTEIDOLIA | October, 2019

Click to read “Married to Art and to Each Other” in The New York Times, Apr 27, 2008

Married to Art and to Each Other
by Benjamin Genocchio

The New York Times | April 27, 2008

Click to read “With Luck, Iconoclasts Find Their Mediums” by Helen A. Harrison in The New York Times, Feb 19, 2006

With Luck, Iconoclasts Find Their Mediums by Helen A. Harrison

The New York Times | February 19, 2006

Click to read “Amid the Ashes, Creativity” by Holland Cotter in The New York Times, Feb 1, 2002

Amid the Ashes, Creativity
by Holland Cotter

The New York Times | February 1, 2002

 

PUBLICATIONS

Catalogue cover for Interwoven: Miriam Bloom and Ron Morosan, exbition at Westwood Gallery NYC

IN-TER-WO-VEN:
Miriam Bloom and Ron Morosan

Exhibition Catalogue published by Westwood Gallery NYC