Born in 1958

Lives and works in New York


1983–1986   MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

1982–1983   Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

1979–1982   BFA, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA

1977–1978   University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


2011   “Smoke and Mirrors” Postmasters Gallery, New York

1999   Postmasters Gallery, New York

1995   Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994   Postmasters Gallery, New York

1992   “Observation Platform,” Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Juriaan van Kranendonk, den Haag, Netherlands

1991   Postmasters Gallery, New York (December)

Postmasters Gallery, New York (May)

1989   Postmasters Gallery, New York

“David Nyzio/Jack Risley,” Postmasters Gallery, New York

1985   “Static and Kinetic,” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts


2001   “FreshKILLS: Artists Respond to the closure of the Staten Island Landfill”, Snug Harbor Cultural

Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York

2000   “Environmentally Concerned,” Dieu Donne Papermill at The Nathan Cummings Fundation,

New York City, April 10 – September 15, 2000

“Particle Accelerators: at the Intersection of Photography,Science, and Technology”, curated

by Jane D. Marsching, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, 2000

1999   “Lab Works,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

1998   “Interpreting”, curated by Dena Shottenkirk, The Rotunda Gallery, New York

1997   “20th Anniversary Celebration & Art Auction,” Mattress Factory

1996   “Shit,” Baron/Boisanté Gallery, New York

“Invented Realities,” The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

“Natural Spectacles”, curated by Deborah Balken, David Winton Bell Gallery/Brown

University, Providence, RI

Postmasters Gallery, New York

“The Perfect World”, curated by Karen Emenhiser, University Gallery, CUNY, Buffalo, NY

1995   “Veered Science,” Huntington Beach Art Center, California

“A virtal Matrix,” curated by Jane Hart, Domestic Setting,1995, Los Angeles, California

1994   “The Natural World,” curated by Alyson Shotz, A/C Project Room, New York

1993   “Ground Pigment,” The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis MO

“Two Generations,” Attleboro Museum, Attelboro, MA

Group Exhibition, Brooklyn Union Gas, New York

“Malta’s Cradle: Reflections on the Abyss of Time,” Solo Impressions, Inc. New York

1992   “10 Steps,” Muranushi Lederman Gallery, New York

“The Nature Of Science,” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

“Allocations 1992,” Floriade den Haag, The Netherlands [catalog]

“Blast Art Benefit,” Blast/The X-Art Foundation, 1992, New York, [catalog]

1991   Postmasters Gallery, New York

1990   “Working in Brooklyn/Installations,” The Brooklyn Museum, NY

“Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York [catalog]

Summer Group Show, Postmasters Gallery, New York

“The (Un)Making of Nature,” Whitney Museum Downtown, New York

“Jim Hodges, David Nyzio, Vincent Shine,” Postmasters Gallery, New York

The Gallery, New York

“Working on Brooklyn Installations,” The Brooklyn Museum, New York

1990   “About Nature; a Romantic Impulse,” Barbara Toll Gallery, New York

“Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (catalog)

“Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, 1990 [catalog]

“The (Un) Making of Nature,” Whitney Museum Of American Art, 1990

1989   “Art in the Anchorage,” Brooklyn, NY

Postmasters Gallery, New York

“The Drowned World: Waterworks,” P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY (catalog)

“Signals,” Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY (catalog)

“Science/Technology/Abstraction: Art at the End of the Decade,”

University Art Galleries/Wright State University, Dayton,OH

1988   “Politics and Election,” DIA Foundation, New York

“Three in Sculpture,” Total Museum, South Korea

1987   “Lotto as Metaphor,” Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1984   “Three in Sculpture,” Korean Cultural Service, New York

1983   Attleboro Museum, Atttleboro, MA

Penn State Graduate Gallery, State College, PA

1982   Penn State Zollar Gallery, State College, PA

Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA


Roberta Smith, “Sculpture in High Relief,”The New York Times, May 19, 2011

Fred Bendheim, “The Art And Science of David Nyzio”, The Lancet, vol 356. October 21, 2000.

“Environmentally Concerned,” curated by Karen E.Jones, Die Donne Papermill, New York, 2000


William Corbett, “Particle Accelerators,” Arts MEDIA, Feb 15-March 15, 2000, pg 25-26.

David Wildman, “New Project Blends Art And Science,” The Boston Sunday Globe, January 2,


Cathy Lebowitz, “David Nyzio” Review, Art In America, September 1999

“LabWorks,” curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum.1999 [catalog]

Helen A.Harrison, “On Islip, Experimentation And Installation,” The New York Times Sunday, August

29, 1999.

Dena Shottenkirk, “Letter From New York: David Nyzio/ Douglas Gordan,” C Magazine, March


Edith Newhall, “Home Grown,” review, New York Magazine March 1, 1999

Jim Knipfel, “Bacteriart,” New York City, March 17-23, 1999.

Karen Emenhiser, “Imaginary Gardens and Real Toads,” Catalog Essay, University of Buffalo Art

Gallery, March 1996.

Debora Balken, “David Nyzio,” review, Art in America, March 1995.

The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, Art, November 14, 1994.

Carol Ferring Shepley, “Unknowns Put on s Powerful Show,” Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, April 30,


Michael Odom, In Pittsburgh, Vol.9, no.4

Michelle Pilecki, “Mattress Factory Installations––Algae and Irony,” City Paper

Allocations 1992, catalog, Floriade, den Haag, April 1992.

Gretchen Faust, “David Nyzio,” review, Arts, February 1992.

Jan Avgikos, “Green Piece,” Artforum, April 1991.

Muffet Jones, “Fetish, Process, and the Waste–Stream: Artists’ Anxieties and Contemporary Art,” New

Observations #81, Spring 1991.

Michele Cone, “Baroque Nature,” Arts, March 1991.

Jeanne Greenberg, "David Nyzio", Working in Brooklyn, (catalog essay),Brooklyn Museum, New

York, September 1990.

Edward Ball, "The Greening of Art", The Village Voice, July 31, 1990.

Elizabeth Finch, "Fantasy and Fetishism in Contemporary Representations of Nature", catalog essay,

The (Un)Making of Nature, Whitney Museum Downtown, 1990.

Laura Cottingham, "David Nyzio", Flash Art, May/June 1990.

Eleanor Heartney, "Eco–Logic", Sculpture, March/April 1990.

Robert Mahoney, "David Nyzio", Arts, January 1990.

Robert Mahoney, "Art in the Anchorage", Arts, November 1989.

Michael Kimmelman, "David Nyzio", New York Times, October 27, 1989.

Laura Trippi, Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos, catalog, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New

York, September 1989.

Catherine Liu, “Jack Rinsley, David Nyzio,” Artforum, April n3 `63, 1989

“Sub’n N.Y.no.2 Bio-Techno”, Ap Pari Passu, #12


2014  The Shifting Foundation Grant 

2013  The Shifting Foundation Grant

2007  Alpert Awards In the Arts - Nomination 

1992  Commission for outdoor sculpture at the Floriade in the Netherlands 

1990  Art Matters Grant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

1990  Art matters Grant for Instillation at Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage

1990  Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant