Hornchurch, London, England 1929 – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 2014
not titled [Female nude sitting on legs].
Collection Title: Sketchbook of figures, portraits and groups,including Elvis Presley
Page: Leaf 9 verso.
Place made: England
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, colour pencil; ink; paper drawing in ballpoint pen and colour pencil Support: paper
Michael Singer was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. He studied at Cornell University, New York, from 1963 to 1967, then at Rutgers University, New Jersey, in 1968. In the early 1970s Singer began his involvement with environment art by constructing outdoors site-specific works in remote locations and national parks, whilst he exhibited his first indoor installation piece in his solo show at Sperone Westwater Fischer in New York 1975-76. A survey of Works by Michael Singer was held at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1977, with a major retrospective organised at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1984. In recent years Singer increasingly has been involved in major public commissions, such as the commemorative sculpture garden Ritual Series/Retellings for those who survived, in Stuttgart, Germany, and urban infrastructure projects such as the widely-acclaimed Transfer Station and Recycling Center for the Department of Public Works in Phoenix, Arizona, with both projects completed in the early 1990s. Singer lives and works in Wilmington, Vermont.DW
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra