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Carol Hepper Collection


Carol Hepper Collection

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MA 43


Carol Hepper Collection


Carol Hepper




2.30 linear feet (3 boxes) electronic records




South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Carol Hepper collection. MA 43. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


Carol Hepper is a New York based and nationally recognized artist, she is widely known for her use of non-traditional materials to produce sinuous sculpture and drawings. This collection is composed mainly of gallery invitations, exhibition catalogs, reviews and some press material related to the career of Carol Hepper.

Biographical Note

Born in 1953, Carol Hepper was brought up in McLaughlin, South Dakota, and received a B.S. in 1975 from South Dakota State University. She gained national prominence through her inclusion in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 1983 exhibition, New Perspectives in American Art, and moved to New York City in 1985. Her work has also been exhibited at the Orlando Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, Walter art Center, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Her work is represented in collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Dannheisser Foundation, among others. Carol Hepper has been Visiting Lecturer at Brandeis University, Princeton University, the Maryland Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts.

Contents Note

Composed mainly of gallery invitations, exhibition catalogs, reviews and some press material related to the career of Carol Hepper.

Related Resources

Miscellaneous Units, Helen J. Van Zante Endowment Collection
South Dakota State University Archives, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
Call Number: UA 50.8

Key Words

Hepper, Carol, 1953-, Exhibitions

Hepper, Carol, 1953-, Review

Hepper, Carol, 1953-

Sculpture, American -- Exhibition

Sculpture, American – Reviews

Container List

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Carol Hepper Collection Container List, MA 43

Box Folder Description Date(s)
1 1 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) —“In the Flesh” 1996
1 2 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) —“Innovations in Sculpture, 1985-1988” 1988
1 3 Anne Reed Gallery (Ketchum, ID)—“ Howard Ben Tre— Lynda Benglis —John Buck,” 1995
1 4 Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID)—“ Fabricated Nature” 1994
1 5 Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT)—“ Women of the American West"" 1985
1 6 Carol Hepper Studio (New York, NY)—“ Exhibition Tour” 1992-1996
1 7 Community of Creativity— A Century of MacDowell Artists (publication) organized by P. Andrew Spahr 1996
1 8 Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH)—“ Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women” 1987
1 9 Dahl Fine Arts Center (Rapid City, SD)—“ Carol Hepper” 1987
1 10 Dartmouth College Artist-in-Residence (Hanover, NH)—“ Wet Paint” 2000
1 11 De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA)—“ Spinal Tap” undated
1 12 Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR)—“ Carol Hepper Recent Sculpture” undated
1 13 Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR) —“Carol Hepper Sculpture” 1995
1 14 Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR)—“ Carol Hepper Selections 1996-2005” 2006
1 15 Fine Arts Center Galleries— University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)—[brochure] undated
1 16 Fine Arts Center Galleries— University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)—“ Elusive Traces” 1998
1 17 Forrest D. Brown Conference Center—Bucknell Art Gallery (Lewisburg, MA)—“ Hide and Seek” 1998
1 18 Frederieke Taylor Tz’art Gallery (New York, NY)—‘ Strange Island” 2000
1 19 Frederieke Taylor Gallery (New York, NY)—“ A Tenth Anniversary Exhibition” undated
1 20 Freedman Gallery—Albright College (Reading, PA) —“In the Flesh” 1995
1 21 Freedman Gallery—Albright College (Reading, PA)—“ Life Forms: Contemporary Organic Sculpture” 1988
1 22 Gallery 128 (New York, NY)—“ Material Girls” 1997
1 23 Hartman & Company (La Jolla, CA)—“ Carol Hepper Recent Images” 1994
1 24 Harvard University, Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies (Cambridge, MA)—“ Faculty and Guest Speakers, 1999-2000” 1999-2000
1 25 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture” 1992
1 26 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture and Drawing” undated
1 27 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture 1993” 1993
1 28 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Donald Sulton— Richard Nonas—” undated
1 29 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI) —“Inaugural Exhibition” 1995
1 30 Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI) —“John Duff—Carol Hepper Sculpture 1996” 1996
1 31 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries (Hanover, NH)—“ Wet Paint” [contains 2 CD-ROMs] 2000
1 32 Horodner Romley Gallery (New York, NY) —“5 Gestures” 1994
1 33 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. (Long Island City, NY)—“ Critical Perspectives” 1982
1 34 Margulies Taplin Gallery (Boca Raton, FL)—“ Abstraction” undated
1 35 Margulies Taplin Gallery (Boca Raton, FL)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture—Wesley Kimler Paintings” 1993
1 36 Marlborough Chelsea (New York, NY)—“ L.C. Armstrong, Carol Hepper, ” 2005
1 37 Maryland Institute College of Art—Decker Gallery (Baltimore, MD)—“ Carol Hepper Translucency & Light” 2002
1 38 Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (Amherst, MA)—“ Some Assembly Required” by Trinkett Clark 2006
2 1 Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY)—“ Extreme Materials” 2006
2 2 Michael H. Lord Gallery (Milwaukee, WI)—‘ Carol Hepper Sculpture” 1994
2 3 Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MI) —“Lynda Frese—Work in Progress: Carol Hepper, Sandy Skoglund, Andrew Young” 1995
2 4 Molissa Fenley (New York, NY)—“ Open Dress” undated
2 5 Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts—Lafayette College (Easton, PA)—“ Carol Hepper Reverse Osmosis” [MOV Files—1 CD-ROM (3 MOV files)] 2000
2 6 MOV file - 1 CD-ROM - Andaman Sea— Hepper, selections 06—Mead Art Museum 2006
2 7 Neuberger Museum of Art—Purchase College (Purchase, NY)—“ Biennial Exhibition of Public Art” 1997
2 8 North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks, ND) —“Bugs and Such” 2004
2 9 Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL)—“ Skin/Deep” 1995
2 10 Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) —“A Dialogue with Nature—Nine Contemporary Sculptors” 1992-1993
2 11 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. (New York, NY) —“Annual report, 1987-1988” (Carol Hepper, p. 26) 1987-1988
2 12 Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR) —“Material Identity” 1993
2 13 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR)—“Carol Hepper Portland Paintings” 1999
2 14 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) —“Landmark—PICA’s 10th Anniversary Visual Exhibition” 2005
2 15 Reviews 1989-2006
2 16 Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“ Carol Hepper” 1988
2 17 Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“Carol Hepper” 1991
2 18 Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“Carol Hepper Recent Sculpture” 1989
2 19 Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“New Sculpture by Carol Hepper” 1988
2 20 Rose Art Museum—Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)—“Breakdown” 1992
2 21 Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art (New York, NY)—“Sculptors Draw” 1998
2 22 Sculpture (publication)—“Carol Hepper Sheds Her Skin” by George Melrod, pp. 24-27 1989
2 23 Sculpture Center (New York, NY)—“The Sculptural Membrane” 1986
2 24 Sculpture Center (New York, NY)—“Natural Inflections Inside/Outside” 1987
2 25 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)—“New Perspectives in American Art: 1983 Exxon National Exhibition” by Diane Waldman 1983
2 26 Soma Gallery (La Jolla, CA)—“Carol Hepper” 1998
2 27 Southeastern Massachusetts University College of Visual and Performing Arts—Art Gallery (North Dartmouth, MA)—“Nomadic Visions” 1988
2 28 Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House (Washington, DC)—“Exhibition II” 1995
2 29 Vaughn & Vaughn (Minneapolis, MN)—“Carol Hepper” 1989
2 30 Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts—University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)—“South Dakota Sculpture Invitational Exhibition” 1984
2 31 Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA)—“Insights: Carol Hepper” 1992
2 32 Workspace @ Dolgenos Newman & Cronin LLP (New York, NY)—“Sculptural Imagery” undated
3 1 Jacksonville Art Museum (Jacksonville, FL)—“Nature of Sculpture” 1991
3 2 The Chronicle Review (publication)—“Undulation—Works of Violence and Solace”, pp. B19 2002

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2006 March 31.