Deborah Remington


Deborah Remington, Encounters, 2007

Deborah Remington (b. 1930, Haddonfield, NJ, d. 2010, Moorestown, NJ) was an influential painter who began her career in San Francisco as a student of Clyfford Still. She permanently relocated to New York in 1965. Her work underwent various evolutions – she transitioned from an Abstract Expressionist form to a unique hard edge aesthetic that brought her much recognition in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, she returned to a looser, gestural paint application that she maintained through the end of her life.

Her work has been collected by institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Centre National des Arts Plastiques; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Carnegie Museum of Art; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among dozens of other museums. During her lifetime Remington exhibited at prestigious galleries such as the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco, the Bykert Gallery in New York and Galerie Darthea Speyer in Paris. In 1983 a twenty-year retrospective curated by Paul Schimmel opened at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art) in Southern California, traveling to the Oakland Museum of California.

More recently, Remington’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Bortolami, New York (2021), Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York (2021), Kimmerich Galerie, Berlin (2018), and Wallspace Gallery, New York (2015), among others. In 2016, Remington was included in the landmark exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism, at the Denver Art Museum, which subsequently traveled to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina and the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California. Remington’s work has been included in other recent group exhibitions at the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany (2022); Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria (2022); Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (2022); David Nolan Gallery, New York (2021), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,Utah (2015); San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2010), among others. Remington was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. The first monograph on the artist is scheduled for release in 2024, published by Rizzoli.


Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Deborah Remington: Five Decades

Deborah Remington: Five Decades

1 May – 12 Jun 2021

39 Walker


Rachel Churner Deborah Remington: Five Decades Bortolami Writers at Art Daily Exhibition at Museum Barberini focuses on ‘The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction after 1945’ Art Daily Jun 2022Jonathan Rider Cold Light: Deborah Remington at Bortolami and Craig F. Starr Art in America Jul 2021Joe Bucciero Deborah Remington: Five Decades The Brooklyn Rail Jun 2021Andrea Scott Deborah Remington The New Yorker May 2021Martha Schwendener 4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now The New York Times May 2021John Yau Deborah Remington’s Singular Place in Art Hyperallergic May 2021Suzanne Hudson Hard Drives: Suzanne Hudson on the art of Deborah Remington Artforum Jan 2021Chloe Wyma Crtics' Pick Artforum Aug 2019Phoebe Blatton Deborah Remington:The 90s at Kimmerich, Berlin ArtReview Jun 2018John Yau Four Bay Area Iconoclasts and Eccentrics Hyperallergic Dec 2017Jens Asthoff Deborah Remington Artforum Jun 2016Louisa Elderton Critics' Pick Artforum Mar 2016Ryan Steadman Museum Spotlights the Women of America’s First Cutting Edge Art Movement Obersever Feb 2016 Becca Rothfield Deborah Remington Art in America Sep 2015John Mendelson The Dream Life of Forms: Paintings and Drawings by Deborah Remington Artcritical Aug 2015John Yau Can We Still Learn To Speak Martian? Hyperallergic Apr 2012Kevin Killian Deborah Remington R.I.P. Open Space May 2010Roberta Smith Deborah Remington, Abstract Artist, Dies at 79 The New York Times May 2010Kevin Killian Deborah Remington R.I.P Open Space SFMoMA May 2010Alexandra Anderson A Singular Painter Sees Double The Village Voice Sep 1976Knute Stiles Deborah Remington's New York: The Mysterious Machine Artforum Feb 1966Knute Stiles The Square Drawing Artforum Apr 1964


Book cover on plain background with title of Jean Conner, Wally Hedrick, Deborah Remington, Franklin Williams

Jean Conner, Wally Hedrick, Deborah Remington, Franklin Williams


Book cover on plain gray background with title of Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing

Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing

Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Deborah Remington, a 20-year survey

Deborah Remington, a 20-year survey

Newport Harbor Art Museum

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Issue No. 58 Cover

Issue No. 58 Cover

The Paris Review