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Marigold, 2022
velvet, organza, faux fur, silk, Alexander McQueen dress, stuffed and taped Alexander McQueen clutch purse and strap, taped Alexander McQueen shoes, painted plastic resin dog with Alexander McQueen clutch purse chain
118 x 118 x 171 inches

Slice, 2016
tulle, velvet
108 x 60 x 96 inches

Slice (detail), 2016
tulle, velvet
108 x 60 x 96 inches

Artist Bio

Beverly Semmes was born in Washington, DC. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in addition to a BA and BFA from the Boston Museum School, Tufts University. Semmes’ work was included in the 57th Carnegie International, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, and earlier this year she was included in the group exhibition, Witch Hunt, organized by Connie Butler and Anne Ellegood, at the Hammer Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC; the ICA Philadelphia; the MCA Chicago; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and an exhibition co-organized by the Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell and the Frances Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art among others. The artist lives and works in New York.

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