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BIOGRAPHY

Gayleen Aiken was born in 1934 in Barre, Vermont. She began her artistic career as a young child and continued throughout her life until her death in 2005. Gayleen Aiken’s work has been exhibited at Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY; Horton Gallery, New York, NY; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston MA; Aqua Art Fair Miami Beach, Miami, FL; Outsider Art Fair, New York, NY; Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT; Vermont Granite Museum, Barre, VT; American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum of American Folk Art, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and The American Folk Art Museum.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Interiors, Curated by Laurie Simmons, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

2013
Cousins, Quarries and a Nickelodeon, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Our Yard in the Future: The Art of Gayleen Aiken, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Visionary New England, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston MA

2019
Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

2018
Magic and Mystery: Works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

2013
More Like You Than Not, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

2006
Gayleen Aiken, Ed Blackburn, Gina Dawson, Peter Gallo, Osuka Oshawa, and Alexa Stamatiou, Aqua Art
Fair Miama Beach, Miami, FL

RESIDENCES, AWARDS & GRANTS

Fellowship Recipient, Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier, VT

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum of American Folk Art, Williamsburg, VA
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020
Adams, Lucas. "‘The Way It Should Have Been’: Gayleen Aiken’s SelfMade Vermont, The New York Review, October 28.
Lyle Rexer, “Gayleen Aiken: Interiors”, The Brooklyn Rail, October.
”Visionary New England Opens at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum”, Artfix Daily, February 10.

2019
”New look at art and history at Bennington Museum”, Bennington Banner, Januray 30.

2013
Andrew Roiter, “The intersection between disability and the arts”, Bennington Banner, April 03.
Ken Johnson, “Gayleen Aiken: ‘Cousins, Quarries and a Nickelodeon’”, The New York Times, February 14.
Roberta Smith, “Felling Right at Home on the Fringe”, The New York Times, January 31.

2007
Shane McAdams, “Our Yard in the Future: The Art of Gayleen Aiken SUNDAY January 11 - February 4,
2007”, The Brooklyn Rail, February.

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