ALYSON SHOTZ: UN/FOLDING | Hunter Museum of American Art 7.0.33-0+deb9u12
A metal cylinder that looks like it's melting or fabric piling on itself.


On View March 1, 2019 - May 27, 2019


Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
September 14-December 22, 2020

For more information, or to book this exhibition, please contact Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator.

The Hunter Museum is organized a special exhibition of works by Alyson Shotz. Un/Folding featured work that explored forces of nature, folding, feminism and craft. Folding is a process that is found all over the natural world and is crucial in scientific study as well. Through a number of unique forms, Un/Folding took a broader look at the artist’s work from the last five years. The two centerpieces of the exhibition were Lexicon, a 20-foot wall installation of folded ceramic forms, and Experiment in Gravity, a large, aluminum, woven sculpture. The pieces in this exhibition investigated folding in space, folding with gravity, and folding as a feminist act.

Alyson Shotz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, San Francisco MOMA, and others. Her work is in several collections around the country, including the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the High Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Storm King Art Center, San Francisco MOMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain.

Chattanooga exhibition generously sponsored by:



Media support provided by



Audio Interview: New Exhibition and Permanent Commission by Alyson Shotz at Hunter Museum

WUTC’s Will Davis talks to artist Alyson Shotz

Take a tour of Alyson’s studio in this short video by Sculpture Magazine.


Purchase a catalog of this exhibition at the Hunter Museum Store.


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