Sonia Gechtoff



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1926 – 2018 New York, NY


Education: Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1950



Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 1994, 89, 98, 2002 Works on Paper, Mid-Atlantic Regional NEA Grant, 1988 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 1987

Ford Foundation Fellowship to Tamarind Lithography, Los Angeles, 1963

Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013


Solo Exhibitions:

Sonia Gechtoff: Drawings from the early 1960's, 2017, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, NY

Sonia Gechtoff, The Ferus Years, 2011, Nyehaus Gallery, NYC.

Ferus in the 50's solo show, Nyehaus Gallery, NYC, 2011-2012 University Center Gallery, Adelphi University, New York,1993, 1991 Kraushaar Galleries, New York,1992, 1990, 1995, 1998

Witkin Galleries, New York, 1989, 1984

Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, "Works on Paper, 1975-1987 ", 1987, 1985, 1983,

1982, 1980, 1979

Gloria Cortella Gallery, New York, 1978, 1976 Poindexter Gallery, New York, 1960, 1959

Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1959, 1957 De Young Museum, San Francisco, California, 1957 Six Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1955


Group Exhibitions:

Focus On Abstract Gems: Small Paintings, Sculptures, and Paper Pieces, 2018, Anita

Shapolsky Gallery, NY

Judith Godwin, 2017 Berry Campbell, New York

Women of Abstract Expressionism, 2017, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA

American Women and Abstraction, 2016, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, NY

Women of Abstract Expressionism, 2016, Denver Art Museum,

Post-War & Contemporary Artists, 2016, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York

Women of Abstract Expressionism, 2016, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Annual 2014: Rede?ning Tradition, 2014, National Academy Museum and School of Fine

    Arts, New York

 Momentum: an experiment in the unexpected, 2014 San Jose Museum of Art, CA

Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA, 2012

Bella Pacifica-Bay Area Abstract Expressionism, 2011, Nyehaus and David Nolan Galleries, NYC

A Culture of Spontaneity: San Francisco Abstract Expressionism from the Permanent Collection: San Jose Museum of Art, CA, 2008

Whitney Museum of Art- Drawing Into Prints- Recent acquisitions, 2006 Menil Collection, Houston, TX- Recent acquisition West Coast Abstract Expressionism- 2006

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Selections-Works on Paper, 1987

Museum of Modern Art, New York, America Drawn and Matched, 1977

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Extraordinary Women, 1977

National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC and San Francisco           Museum of Modern Art, California Painting and Sculpture-Modern Era, 1976- 1977

Selected by Museum of Modern Art, New York, International Council, South America,

American Abstract Drawings and Watercolors, 1962

Sao Paolo, Brazil, VI Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, 1961

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 60 American Painters, 1960 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Young America, 1960 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1958

American Section, Paris, France, 1st Paris Bienale, 1958

USA Pavilion, Brussels World Fair, 17 American Painters, 1958, traveled to U.S.I.S. Gallery, London, England

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie International, 1958 Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Younger Americans, 1954


Permanent Collections:

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland

Achenbach Foundation, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Academy of Design, New York

Oakland Museum of Art, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Art, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts