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Broadway Windows, 1991


2008   Freeing itself from Gravity, large-scale kinetic Mylar sculptures, Fuerst Studio, Mt. Desert, ME.

2005   A Floating World, kinetic Mylar and mixed-media sculptures, Fuerst Studio, Mt. Desert, ME.

2004   New Work, sculptures using Mylar and seaweed fronds and holdfasts, Fuerst Studio, Mt. Desert, ME.

2002   Dance of the Wind Spirits, two large-scale Mylar sculptures, St. Peter's Church, Citicorp Building, NYC.

2001   Translucent Sculpture, large-scale cloud and underwater Mylar sculptures and small works in acrylic boxes, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT.

2000   NEW / NOW, installation, large-scale Mylar sculptures, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.

1996     Wind Spirits and Microcosms, kinetic Mylar sculptures and works in acrylic boxes, Space Between Gallery, Bangor, ME.

1993     Tide Pool Series, small works in acrylic boxes, Educational Testing Service Conference Center, Princeton, NJ.

1991     Reef and Cloud Gardens, five site-specific Mylar sculpture installations, Broadway Windows, New York, NY.

1990     Underwater Gardens, kinetic Mylar sculptures and works in acrylic boxes, Steinhardt Conservatory Exhibition Gallery. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC.

1989     Toss-up, site-specific kinetic Mylar sculpture, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC.

1987     Constellations and Other Cosmic Phenomena, small works in acrylic boxes, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME.

1980     Above the Earth, Beneath the Sea,kinetic Mylar sculptures and works in acrylic boxes, Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME.

1977     Women Artist Series, kinetic Mylar sculptures, Douglass College Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

1976     Environmental Works , Mylar hangings, Grace Gallery, New York City Community College, New York, NY.

1975     Shirley Fuerst: Mylar Hangings, Second Story Gallery, New York, NY.

1968    Landscapes and Other Visions , oil on canvas paintings, Gallery 84, New York, NY.

1967    Landscapes , oil on canvas paintings, Gallery 84, New York, NY.

1963    First Prize Winner, 21st Annual Oil Competion, Village Art Center, New York, NY.
Jurors: Ad Reinhardt, Larry Rivers, Jay Robinson




2010     Celebrating 80 years: Eight Artists, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2009     Wingspread Artists Invitational, Great Harbor Marine Museum, Mt. Desert, ME

2009     The Gathering, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

1998     Island Invitational, four-person exhibition, Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

1997     Solstice '97, small work invitational including Christo, Yoko Ono, and William Wegman, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.

1997     Spirit into Substance, sculpture invitational, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME.

1994     24th Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. (Juried by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum).

1990     'Lite' Works, sculpture using lightweight man-made and natural materials in unusual ways, invitational including Grace Knowlton and Jerilea Zempel, the Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

1987     Sculpture for a Dance Performance, Phyllis Rose Dance Company, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, NY

1986     Transparencies, large-scale sculptures, invitational, University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, NY (Curated by Susan Edgar).

1982     Arteder '82, juried international survey of current printmaking, one of seventeen United States artists chosen. Also included were Arman, Lucio Pozzi, and Lilliane Porter, International Graphics Arts Exhibition, Bilbao, Spain, catalogue.

1981     Art & Technology, curated national invitational exhibition of new art media, including computer graphics, neon, and plastics, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY.

1980     Captured Light, one of twenty artists chosen who use light as an expressive medium, national invitational funded by the NEA and the City of Atlanta, The Third Floor Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1973     Sculpture for the Dance, site-specific translucent Mylar sculpture designed for (among others) Bruce King, Jennifer Muller and the Jose Limon Dance Companies, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. (Curated by Sutherland McColley).

1972     Unmanly Art, survey of large-scale women's art, including Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, and Mary Frank, Suffolk Museum, LI, NY. (Curated by June Blum).

1971     Fourth International Miniature Print Show, sponsored by Pratt Graphics Center, installed at the AAA Gallery, New York, NY and circulated to museums in the U.S.A. and abroad, also included were Antonio Frasconi and Clare Romano, (Juried by Riva Castleman, Associate Curator of Prints, MOMA), catalogue.

1968     32nd MidYear Show, national juried exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1990



Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.

The James A. Michener Foundation Collection of Twentieth Century American Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA.

Exxon Corporation, Linden, NJ.

Mrs. Charles Berwind, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Mrs. Edward Leede, Midland, TX.

Marcia Frazier, Beverly Hills, CA.

George Van Deventer, Washington, ME.

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