Selected Bibliography

2011 Lauren Haynes, “Emma Amos: Spiral Icon,” Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer/Fall 2011, pp. 22–23. Cover and article.
2010 The International Review of African American Art, 23:1 (2010), p. 1
“Bright, bold, unique: ‘Heroes and Folk’ – see a significant artist (Emma Amos) in a great gallery (Lamont in Exeter), Review by Anne Bryant,, Jan. 14, 2010
“Blurring the Lines – Art by Emma Amos is not black or white,” Review by Chloe Johnson, The Wire,, Jan. 8, 2010
“Emma Amos: Heroes and Folk,” Review by  Linda Chestney,  Artscope Magazine, Index and pp. 42-43,  Vol. 4, No. 6 Massachussetts, Jan-Feb 2010
2008 “The Spiral Group, a conversation  of Emma Amos and Courtney J. Martin,” Romare Bearden and the Modernist Tradition,  Essays from the Romare Bearden Foundation Symposium in Chicago, 2007, pp. 85-92, Romare Bearden Foundation, NY, 2008.
2007 “Emma Amos: Bodies in Motion,” Dr. Lisa E. Farrington, International Review of African American Art, Vol.21, Number 2, Front and Back covers and pp. 32–44, Hampton University Museum, 2007.
“Emma Amos: Arts as Legacy,” Dr. Lisa E. Farrington, Woman’s Arts Journal, Vol. 28, Number 1, Front and inside Covers, and pp. 3–11, Rutgers University and Old City Publishing, Inc., Spring/Summer 2007
2006 100 New York Painters, Cynthia Maris Dantzic, pp. 20–21, Schiffer Books, 2006
Meridians, Cover Art, Indiana University Press, Vol.7, Number 1, 2006.
2005 Nell Irvin Painter, Creating Black Americans, Oxford University Press, cover, “Paul Robeson Frieze.”
The International Review of African American Art, “Works from Creating Their Own Image: The History of African American Women Artists, pp. 33 to 38, with illustration by Amos.
Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists, Lisa Farrington, PhD, Amos, cover art, Measuring-Measuring (collection, Birmingham Museum of Art).
The International Review of African American Art, “Inveterate Outsiders: African American Women Artists Get Their Due (and Pay Them),” by Margaret Rose Vendryes, pp. 30–36. Tightrope illustration by Amos, p. 33. Volume 20, No.2, Fall. Hampton University Museum, juliette.harris@hampton,edu.
2004 A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection, ed. Amalia K. Amaki, pp.19, The University Museum nd Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities, Volume I, Rutgers Office for Intercultural activities, 2004.
2003 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, “Emma Amos, Art Matters,” Dr. Sharon Patton, pp. 42–47, Fall-Winter, 2002–2003.
Long Island Press, “Nassau Community College Examines the Role of Our Flag,” by Kenny Herzog, color illustration (Stars and Stripes, Amos, 1995) and review of exhibition of work by Peter Max, Dred Scott, Faith Ringgold, Amos and others. Art pg. 35.
Sunday Star Ledger, “Feminist Art Grows Mature and Diverse,” Dan Bischoff, color illustration, p. 3 section 4, February 16, 2003.
2002 City Paper, “Darkness Visible: The BMA Exhibits the Sights of Blackness” Lee Gardner February 13.
“Successions; Prints by African Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection” the Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park MD.
The New York Times, “Last Chance,” p. E 38, November 8.
The New York Times, “Art In Review,” Emma Amos—New to New York: A Midcareer Survey, Ken Johnson, Nov. 1.
A Conversation between Robert Gober and Emma Amos,
ARTnews Magazine, It’s Not Over Until…, interview and color reproduction, Paul Gardner, Vol. 101, No. 5, p. 157, May.
The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past, Lisa Gail Collins, Rutgers University Press.
Southern History Across the Color Line, Nell Irvin Painter, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill and London, Cover, Yo Man Ray Yo.
2001 The Other Side of Color: African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr, ed. David C. Driskell, Pomegranate Press.
Understanding Art, 6th ed., Lois Fichner-Rathus, Harcourt College Publishers, 6th edition, 2001, painting, Measuring-Measuring, p. 85.
Savoy, magazine, The Savoy Life—Art Hound: Emma Amos, Vol.1, No.3., p. 93, April. color illustration “Let Me Off Uptown.”
Walker Art Center Calendar, “Artist Talk: Emma Amos,” Minneapolis, MN. March.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Visual Arts: News & Notes, Mary Abbe, Sun. Feb.25, p. F2., Washington, DC, New York.
1999 Women Artists, Margaret Barlow, Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc. Inc., NY, 328p. color hardcover book, 1999.
Art Journal, contributor, “Contemporary Feminism: Art Practice, Theory, and Activism—An Intergenerational Perspective,” Mira Schor, editor, with Joanna Drucker, Howardena Pindell, and others.
Looking Forward, Looking Black, catalogue, Jo Anna Isaak, editor, essays by Isaak, Amos, and others, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Press, Geneva, NY, 48 pp.
Re/writing History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists, catalogue, Barbara J. Bloemink, curator, Lisa Gail Collins, published by The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. 36 pp.
UpSouth, catalogue, editor/essayist Antoinette Spanos Nordan, “A Conversation: bell hooks and Emma Amos, University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, 76 pp.
1998 African-American Art, Sharon F. Patton, Oxford History of Art, Oxford University Press, NY and Oxford, pp. 10, 244–247, 1998.
Black New York Artists of the Twentieth Century, Selections the Schomberg Center Collections, catalogue, The NY Public Library.
Art by African American Artists in the Collection of the New Jersey State Museum, catalogue, The NJ State Museum, Trenton.
“Taking the Plunge, ARTnews asked 14 artists to go back to the beginning of their creative process and discuss the first steps.” by Paul Gardner, ARTnews, pp. 110–113, Vol. 97, No. 2, 2/98.
1997 Conference Report,” New Art Examiner, Vol. 25, No. 1, 9/97, pp. 44–45.
Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century, Richard J. Powell, Thames and Hudson, Ltd., London, pp. 182, 183, illus.
“The Last Black Classicist,” article, illus. Measuring-Measuring, p. 19, The Sciences, published by the New York Academy of Sciences, March–April.
“A New Park In Atlanta,” article, pp. 60–61. The International Review of African American Art, Hampton University Press, Vol. 14, No. 2.
1996 African American Art: The Long Struggle, Crystal A. Britton, Smithmark Pub., NYC, pp. 67, 86–87, back cover illus.
Bearing Witness, Contemporary Works by African American Women, Jontyle Robinson, Curator, essays by Johnetta Cole, Lowery Sims, Judith Wilson, and others, Rizzoli Pub., NY 1996, 176 pp.
“Thinking Print,” review, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, 6/96.
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980–95, Deborah Wye, The Museum of Modern Art, Harry N. Abrams, NY, pp. 86, 112, 135.
Bad Girls, Good Girls; Women, Sex & Power in the Nineties, Maglin and Perry, Editors, Rutgers Un. Press, book cover and essay.
Catalogue review, Emma Amos; Paintings and Prints 1982–92, Howardena Pindell: Paintings and Drawings 1972–1992 by Alicia Craig Faxon, Women’s Art Journal, Vol. 17, #1, 1996, pp. 43–45.
“A Visual Forum,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G Magazine, Issue 19/20, 5/96, p. 5.
1995 African American Visual Aesthetics: A Postmodernist View, Edited by David C. Driskell, Living Fearlessly With and Within Differences: Emma Amos, Carol Ann Carter, and Martha Jackson-Jarvis, by Sharon Patton, pp. 45, 79, Smithsonian Institute Press.
“Seeing White,” Peter Erikson, pp. 166–186, Transition: An International Journal, published by Oxford U. Press, a publication of W.E.B. Dubois Institute, Harvard University, V5 N3, Fall.
Killing Rage: Ending Racism, bell hooks, The New Press, NY; subject of two chapters, “Aesthetic Interventions,” pp. 163–170, and “Straighten Up and Fly Right: Talking With Emma Amos,” pp. 171–193.
1999 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Arts, 62 p. catalogue, invited artist, with George Segal, Bisa Washington and others, June–August.
James E. Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, Women United: Aesthetically Multicultural, with Robin Holder, Vivian McDuffie and others, March–April.
Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, Re-Righting History: Work by Contemporary African-American Artists, Camille Billops, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, catalogue, March.
Harlem Youth Development Foundation Benefit exhibition, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, Women Artists in Celebration of Lois Mailou Jones, Julia Hotton, curator. 24 p. catalogue with Camille Billops, Nanette Carter, Betty Blayton and others, plate, “bell Jar,” p. 18, March.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sexing Myths: Representing Sexuality in African American Art, Kymberly Pinder, curator, with Lyle Ashton Harris, Janet Henry, Lorraine O’Grady, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems and others. January–March.
1998–2002 Newark Museum, Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity, 347 p. catalogue, February–July 1998; traveling to Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC; Anchorage Museum of History and Art; Field Museum, Chicago, IL; Oakland Museum of California; Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University; Detroit Museum of African-American History; and other cities.
1998 NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Art by African Americans in the Collection.
Schomberg Center for Art and Culture, New York Public Library, New York, Black New York Artists of the 20th Century: Selections from the Schomburg Center Collections, catalogue, November.
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, Lineage, April–May.
Dorfman Projects, New York, The Tip of the Iceberg: A Response to New York Museums, with Martha Rosler, Alison Saar, Janet Fish, Carolee Schneeman and others, February–March.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Sexing Myths: Representing Sexuality in African American Art, with Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Colescott, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and others, January–March.
1997 Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA, The Art of Collecting African American Art in African American Collections, with Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and others, September–November.
Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, Civil Progress, with Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Robert Rauschenberg and others, February–March.
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, Real, with Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Whitfield Lovell, Philemona Williamson and others, December 1996-January 1997.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, Beyond Recognition, catalogue, December 1996-January 1997.
1996–1999 Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists, exhibition catalogue published by Rizzoli; Exhibits,USA traveled to Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June–August, 1999.
1996–1997 Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, Beyond Recognition, 20 p. catalogue, with Camille Eskell, Rimma Gerlovina and Valery Gerlovin and others, August–September. Traveled to Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA, October–November, and Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, December–January.
1996 Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, Rutgers University, Douglass Women Artists Series 25th Year Retrospective, 25 Years of Feminism, 25 Years of Women’s Art, 151 p. catalogue, October–November.
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, A Woman’s Place: Artists’ Reflections of Their Culture, Ann Williams, curator, with Audrey Flack, Helen Oji and others, 32 p. catalogue, August–November.
Museum of Modern Art, Thinking Print: Prints, Illustrated Books, 1980–1995, 160 p. catalogue, June–September.
Cinque Gallery, New York, Uniques, Editions: The Process, April–May.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Six Artists: The 1990’s, with George Segal, Gary Kuehn, Pat Lay, John Goodyear and others, April–September.
Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Collecting African American Art, January–February.
1995–1996 Bronx Museum of the Arts, Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art, Lydia Yee, curator, 84 p. catalogue, February–June. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA, February–March.
1995 Gallery Swan, New York, Face To Face: Artists On Artists, curated by Dr. George Preston, with Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Bob Thompson and others, September–October.
Richard Anderson, New York, Songs of Retribution, curated by Nancy Spero, with 100 women artists, January–February.
1994–1995 Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, Encuentro Interamerican de Artistas Plasticos: Dialogo Sobre Siete Puntos, with Juan Sanchez, Arnaldo Roche Rabell and others, catalogue, traveling exhibition.
1994 Printmaking Workshop, New York, The First Half: 1948–1971, November–December.
Municipal Art Society, New York, Art for Learning, “Percent for Art,” 44 p. catalogue, with Vito Acconci, Candida Alvarez, Arlan Huang and others, September–November.
Alitash Kebede Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Romare Bearden and Friends: Emma Amos, Charles Alston, Herbert Gentry, Norman Lewis, June–September.
McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Important Art of the Nineties, with Alison Saar
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, Engaged Vision, with Willie Birch, Marina Gutierrez, Sabra Moore and others, February.
Arts America of the United States Information Agency, Rainbow: Prints From Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: A Cultural Presentation of the United States of America, French/English 64 p. color catalogue with Will Barnet, Grace Hartigan, Maren Hassinger, Karl Schrag and others, museum tour
1993 Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, Greetings, December.
450 Broadway, New York, Red, Gray & Blue, 14 Artists, December.
Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY, Robert Blackburn and selections from the Printmaking Workshop of New York, July.
Rotunda Gallery, Unitarian Church, Montclair, NJ, Collector’s Choice: Celebrating Diversity, May.
Museum of Modern Art, Paul Sachs and Tatyana Grosman Galleries, New York, Reading Prints, from the permanent collection, with Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Jimmy Ernst, Robert Gober, Jasper Johns and others, March–July.
Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York, We Are the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Women Artists, Evelyn Leong, curator, with Carol Sun, Sara Pasti and others. March.
Tweed Gallery, City Hall, New York, Women’s Art, Women’s Lives, Women’s Issues, with Joyce Kozloff, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Nancy Spero, Julia Jacquette and others. March.
College of New Rochelle, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, My/Self: Your/Other, with Candida Alvarez, Ida Applebroog, Joyce Scott, Nancy Spero, Carrie Mae Weems, February–March.
Vincent Visceglia Arts Center, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ, “The Printmaking Workshop: A Selection of Works,” February–March.
Kennesaw State College Library Art Gallery, Marietta, GA, “At The Heart of Change: Women Artists Explore Color and Culture,” with Tomie Arai, Camille Billops, Kay Miller, Marina Gutierrez, and Carol Sun, catalogue, January–February.
1992–1994 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, Dream Singers, “Story Tellers: An African American Presence,” exhibition and catalogue, with Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, William T. Williams, Mel Edwards, Lorna Simpson and others, traveled to Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui City, Japan; Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan; Otani Memorial Art Museum, Otani, Japan; Goshen College Art Gallery; and other cities.
1992 Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, “Master Prints from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking: The First 5 Years,” July–August.
Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ, “Drawing From Beginning to End,” March–April.
Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ, “20th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit from the Women Artists Series,” March.
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY, “Printmaking Workshop Exhibition,” January–March.
Robeson Center Gallery, Newark, NJ, “Invitational: A Celebration of Women-Artists at New Jersey Colleges,” New Jersey Project, January–March.
Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, “The Expanding Circle: A Selection of African American Art,” with Vivian Browne, James Brown, Mel Edwards and others, catalogue, January–February.
Harlem School of the Arts, New York, Artists of Color, a retrospective exhibition, with St. Claire Cemin, Mel Edwards, Vivian Browne and others, date n.a.
1991–1994 Lang Communications Corporate Collection, New York, Presswork: The Art of Women Printmakers, from the collection; 118 p. color catalogue, with Jennifer Bartlett, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Kruger, Elizabeth Murray and others; traveled to National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, VA; Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; and other cities.
1991–1992 Museum of Modern Art, Committed to Print, catalogue, traveling exhibition.
1991 New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “African American Works on Paper, from the Cochran Collection,” 69 p. catalogue, traveled to Lamar Dodd Art Center, University of Georgia, and other cities. date n.a.
The Artist Project- Portraits of the Real Art World/ New York Artists 1981–1990, Peter Bellamy, pp.22, IN Publishing, New York, 1991.
Gallery 484, Works on Paper, New York, August.
Kennesaw State College Library Art Gallery, Marietta, GA, “Diversity and Strength: 6 Contemporary Black Artists,” with Ellen Banks, Juan Logan and others, January–March.
Birmingham-Bloomfield Arts Association, Birmingham, MI, “Through the Eyes of Women,” with Elizabeth Catlett, Charnelle Holloway and Dr. Sharon Sutton, February.
Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, Intaglio Printing in the 1980’s, January–February.
1990 Columbia Museum of Arts, Columbia, SC, “Southern Women Artists, September–November.”
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, “Directions: African American Artists Now,” September–November.
McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “The National Black Arts Festival,” with Juan Logan, Joshua Johnson and others, August.
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, “The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980’s,” 364 p. catalogue, June.
Wendell St. Gallery, Cambridge, MA, “Women Artists of the 90’s,” with Camille Billops and Elizabeth Catlett, April–May.
Susan Teller Gallery, New York, “Inside/Outside the Home, Women At Work.” with George Biddle, Adolf Dehn, Otto Dix and others, February–March.
Ceres Gallery, New York, “The Food Show,” with Sue Coe, Quimetta Perle, Carrie Mae Weems, Faith Ringgold and others, January–February.
Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, “Prints By African Americans from the Printmaking Workshop,” January–February.
Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY, “Au Naturel:The Toxic-Free Print,” with John Ross, Carol Wax, Kathy Caraccio and others, January–February.
Montclair State College Gallery, Life Hall, Upper Montclair, NJ, “Black Women in the Arts,” 13 p. catalogue, June–July.