Lynda Benglis

American, Born 1941

Lynda Benglis was born in Louisiana and educated at Newcomb Collage at Tulane University, Yale University, Yale University’s Norfolk Art School, and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. She worked at the New York Bykert Gallery in the 1960s where her work was included in group exhibitions, and where she first met the Vogels. Her first solo exhibition was in 1969, followed by numerous museum and gallery exhibitions throughout her career. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment of the Arts grants. Benglis’ work, which enlivens cooler minimalism with gesture and brushstroke, is associated with feminist art movements of the 1970s.

Delaware Art Museum, January 2010
All works by Lynda Benglis

Cohen, Ronny. "Lynda Benglis at Paula Cooper Gallery." Artforum (November 1990), p. 169.

Friedman, Martin. "Up Against the Wall." Art in America (December 2009), p. 102-109.

Huberty, Erica-Lynn. "Intensity of Form and Surface: An Interview with Lynda Benglis." Sculpture (July/August 2000), 31-37.

Kreimer, Julian. "Shape Shifter: Lynda Benglis." Art in America (December 2009), p. 95-101.

Lynda Benglis: SOFT OFF: April 8-May 31, 2002, with essay by Carter Ratcliff. Philadelphia, PA: Locks Gallery, 2002.

Princenthal, Nancy. "The New Sculpture, 1965-1975, Between Geometry and Gesture." Sculpture (July/August 1990), p. 40-45.

Painting: New Options: Bartlett, Benglis, Davis, Holland, LeWitt, Marden, Young, with essays by Philip Larson. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1972.

Schwabsky, Barry. "Lynda Benglis." Artforum (October 2002), p. 33.

Vetrocq, Marcia E. "Knots, Glitter and Funk." Art in America (December 1991), p. 92-97.

Westmacott, Jean. Women Artists in the Vogel Collection, with essays by Ruth E. Fine and Molly Donovan. Gainesville, GA: Brenau University, 1998.