The New York-based artist Amy Sillman is many things: a painter, an educator, a writer and a self-proclaimed ‘art appreciator’. Her philosophy of art treats mark-making not as a testament to creative skill but as an invitation to follow and think alongside her. After two celebrated New York shows this past year and the recent publication of her selected writing, Sillman, who is profiled in the March issue of frieze, speaks to editor-in-chief Andrew Durbin about her art and writing.
Read Tausif Noor's profile from the March 2021 issue of frieze, 'Amy Sillman's Philosophy of Doubt' and 'Shit Happens', by Amy Sillman, from issue 22 of frieze d/e, November 2015, which was recently republished in her collected writings, Faux Pas.
Amy Sillman is based in New York, USA. Her book Faux Pas (2020) is published by After 8 Books. In 2020, she had a solo exhibition at Gladstone Gallery, New York, and 'Artist's Choice: Amy Sillman, The Shape of Shape' was on show at MoMA, New York. This autumn, she will have a show at Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy.
Andrew Durbin is the editor of frieze magazine. He is the author of the novels MacArthur Park (2017) and Skyland (2020), both from Nightboat Books. He lives in London, UK
Image Credit: Amy Sillman, Untitled, 2020, acrylic on paper, 40 x 29 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels