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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

11Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) —“In the Flesh”1996
12Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) —“Innovations in Sculpture, 1985-1988”1988
13Anne Reed Gallery (Ketchum, ID)—“ Howard Ben Tre— Lynda Benglis —John Buck,”1995
14Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID)—“ Fabricated Nature”1994
15Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT)—“ Women of the American West""1985
16Carol Hepper Studio (New York, NY)—“ Exhibition Tour”1992-1996
17Community of Creativity— A Century of MacDowell Artists (publication) organized by P. Andrew Spahr1996
18Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH)—“ Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women”1987
19Dahl Fine Arts Center (Rapid City, SD)—“ Carol Hepper”1987
110Dartmouth College Artist-in-Residence (Hanover, NH)—“ Wet Paint”2000
111De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA)—“ Spinal Tap”undated
112Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR)—“ Carol Hepper Recent Sculpture”undated
113Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR) —“Carol Hepper Sculpture”1995
114Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR)—“ Carol Hepper Selections 1996-2005”2006
115Fine Arts Center Galleries— University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)—[brochure]undated
116Fine Arts Center Galleries— University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)—“ Elusive Traces”1998
117Forrest D. Brown Conference Center—Bucknell Art Gallery (Lewisburg, MA)—“ Hide and Seek”1998
118Frederieke Taylor Tz’art Gallery (New York, NY)—‘ Strange Island”2000
119Frederieke Taylor Gallery (New York, NY)—“ A Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”undated
120Freedman Gallery—Albright College (Reading, PA) —“In the Flesh”1995
121Freedman Gallery—Albright College (Reading, PA)—“ Life Forms: Contemporary Organic Sculpture”1988
122Gallery 128 (New York, NY)—“ Material Girls”1997
123Hartman & Company (La Jolla, CA)—“ Carol Hepper Recent Images”1994
124Harvard University, Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies (Cambridge, MA)—“ Faculty and Guest Speakers, 1999-2000”1999-2000
125Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture”1992
126Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture and Drawing”undated
127Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture 1993”1993
128Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI)—“ Donald Sulton— Richard Nonas—”undated
129Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI) —“Inaugural Exhibition”1995
130Hill Gallery (Birmingham, MI) —“John Duff—Carol Hepper Sculpture 1996”1996
131Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries (Hanover, NH)—“ Wet Paint” [contains 2 CD-ROMs]2000
132Horodner Romley Gallery (New York, NY) —“5 Gestures”1994
133Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. (Long Island City, NY)—“ Critical Perspectives”1982
134Margulies Taplin Gallery (Boca Raton, FL)—“ Abstraction”undated
135Margulies Taplin Gallery (Boca Raton, FL)—“ Carol Hepper Sculpture—Wesley Kimler Paintings”1993
136Marlborough Chelsea (New York, NY)—“ L.C. Armstrong, Carol Hepper, ”2005
137Maryland Institute College of Art—Decker Gallery (Baltimore, MD)—“ Carol Hepper Translucency & Light”2002
138Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (Amherst, MA)—“ Some Assembly Required” by Trinkett Clark2006
21Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY)—“ Extreme Materials”2006
22Michael H. Lord Gallery (Milwaukee, WI)—‘ Carol Hepper Sculpture”1994
23Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MI) —“Lynda Frese—Work in Progress: Carol Hepper, Sandy Skoglund, Andrew Young”1995
24Molissa Fenley (New York, NY)—“ Open Dress”undated
25Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts—Lafayette College (Easton, PA)—“ Carol Hepper Reverse Osmosis” [MOV Files—1 CD-ROM (3 MOV files)]2000
26MOV file - 1 CD-ROM - Andaman Sea— Hepper, selections 06—Mead Art Museum2006
27Neuberger Museum of Art—Purchase College (Purchase, NY)—“ Biennial Exhibition of Public Art”1997
28North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks, ND) —“Bugs and Such”2004
29Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL)—“ Skin/Deep”1995
210Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) —“A Dialogue with Nature—Nine Contemporary Sculptors”1992-1993
211Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. (New York, NY) —“Annual report, 1987-1988” (Carol Hepper, p. 26)1987-1988
212Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR) —“Material Identity”1993
213Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR)—“Carol Hepper Portland Paintings”1999
214Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) —“Landmark—PICA’s 10th Anniversary Visual Exhibition”2005
216Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“ Carol Hepper”1988
217Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“Carol Hepper”1991
218Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“Carol Hepper Recent Sculpture”1989
219Rosa Esman Gallery (New York, NY)—“New Sculpture by Carol Hepper”1988
220Rose Art Museum—Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)—“Breakdown”1992
221Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art (New York, NY)—“Sculptors Draw”1998
222Sculpture (publication)—“Carol Hepper Sheds Her Skin” by George Melrod, pp. 24-271989
223Sculpture Center (New York, NY)—“The Sculptural Membrane”1986
224Sculpture Center (New York, NY)—“Natural Inflections Inside/Outside”1987
225Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)—“New Perspectives in American Art: 1983 Exxon National Exhibition” by Diane Waldman1983
226Soma Gallery (La Jolla, CA)—“Carol Hepper”1998
227Southeastern Massachusetts University College of Visual and Performing Arts—Art Gallery (North Dartmouth, MA)—“Nomadic Visions”1988
228Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House (Washington, DC)—“Exhibition II”1995
229Vaughn & Vaughn (Minneapolis, MN)—“Carol Hepper”1989
230Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts—University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)—“South Dakota Sculpture Invitational Exhibition”1984
231Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA)—“Insights: Carol Hepper”1992
232Workspace @ Dolgenos Newman & Cronin LLP (New York, NY)—“Sculptural Imagery”undated
31Jacksonville Art Museum (Jacksonville, FL)—“Nature of Sculpture”1991
32The Chronicle Review (publication)—“Undulation—Works of Violence and Solace”, pp. B192002

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.