"Like a scientist explaining the vastness of subatomic or deep space, Gilkerson’s work rethinks the visual world we see every day, be it a newspaper’s broadsheet or the horizon line in a photograph. The result is a visual vocabulary where awe and wonder sit comfortably alongside humor, reflection, and an understanding of the permeable boundary separating our atmosphere from the deafening void of the universe."

— Baltimore City Paper's Top Ten Art Shows of 2016




Skye Gilkerson creates poignant conceptual projects across a range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film and collage. With a sense of wonder, tenderness, and humor, her work encourages a contemplation of the tension between time and timelessness, place and placelessness, and the human and universal scale.

-Jodi Lundgren, Curator

Gilkerson’s work has been shown internationally and across the United States at the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, the Temple University Gallery in Philadelphia, the South Dakota Art Museum, and FLAG Foundation in New York. She was awarded a Chenven Foundation Grant, a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, and Artist Residency Grants with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the La Napoule Art Foundation. Gilkerson’s work is featured in Learning to Love You More by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, and is in the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, the Vanderbilt University Collection, and many personal collections in the US and Germany.




Solo & Two Person Exhibitions


There and Back 2017-2018
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

Nowhere Better Than This Place 2017
Webb School Gallery, Knoxville, TN

Unending 2016
Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD

Skye Gilkerson: New Works 2014
K&K Project Space, Stuttgart, Germany

The Sunrise Watches the Sunset 2013
Bethel University, St Paul, MN

Out of Context, 2011
Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Portable Horizon Project, 2010
Seed Space, Nashville, TN

Nervous Expression, 2004
Eastern University, St. Davids, PA


Select Group Exhibitions


Double Negative 2019
ChaShaMa, New York, NY

Stone’s Throw: On Borders, Boundaries and The Beyond 2018-2019
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

Between Days 2018
Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

Nighttime For Strangers 2018
NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Reading 2018
Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA

The Times 2017
FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Reader’s Art 2017
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Bound and Unbound IV 2017
University Libraries, Vermillion, SD

Trace/Limit 2017
Jackson Meadows, Marine on St Croix, MN

Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth 2017
Flux Factory, Queens, NY

The Video Show 2017
Raritan Valley Community College, Raritan, NJ

20th Anniversary Show 2016
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Transmitter @ IABF  2016
Independent Art Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY

Edgehill Muses 2016
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

...And I Feel Fine 2015
The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

From Lourdes 2015
Figment, New York, NY

Sunsets 2015
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Transmitter Presents 2015
Select Art Fair, New York, NY

6 x 6 2015
Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY

Re:Collect 2014
Re:View Gallery, Detroit, MI

Art On Paper: Works from the Collection 2014
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

In The Details 2014
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

All My Ghosts 2013
College Art Gallery Collaborative, St Paul, MN

Selfie 2013
Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD

Triangulation 2012
Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Grand Prix 2012
Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

Flooded Art Party 2012
Imlay, Red Hook Brooklyn, NY

Invited: Celebration Station 2012
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Trawick Prize Finalist Exhibition 2012
Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

Baltimore Liste 2012
Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

Residency Re-imagined 2012
City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

23rd National Drawing and Print Exhibition 2012
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

Textuality 2012
Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

Economy and Mapping 2011-2012
Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Trawick Prize Finalist Exhibition 2011
Artery Plaza Gallery, Bethesda, MD

KISS: New Sincerity And New Romanticism in Art 2011
Murray State University, Murray, KY

365 Days of Print 2011
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
The Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Chain Letter 2011
Samsøn Projects, Boston MA

Out of Context 2011
Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Edited States 2011
Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD

Medium of Exchange 2011
Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD

Regeneration 2011
Second Chance, Baltimore, MD

All or Nothing 2010
Denler Gallery, St Paul, MN

Stop. Start. Repeat. 2010
Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI

Crystalline Justice 2010
Patton-Mallott Gallery, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Villiage, CO

Paperworks 2009
BJ Spokes Gallery, Huntington, NY

Majestic Gallery Juried Exhibition 2009
Majestic Gallery, Northville, OH

Loose Cannon: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2009
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Bookends 2009
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

Daimler Chrystler New Art Exhibition 2008-2009
Daimler Chrystler, Farmington Hills, MI

Yellow # 5 2008
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Ephemeral Sensuality 2008
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nothing is Everything 2008
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

In Vibrio 2008
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Where the Aero Lands 2007
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

The Greatest Damn Sculpture Show on Earth 2007
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Earth From Above: No Name Exhibitions Biennale 2006
Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Curatorial Projects

House Work 2017
437A, Brooklyn, NY

Left to Right 2015
437A, Brooklyn, NY

Stories 2015
437A, Brooklyn, NY

November 2014
437A, Brooklyn, NY

Division of Labor 2012
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Strange Magic 2011
Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD

Red Carpet: Sculpture as Social Mediator 2009
Open Lot, Nashville, TN

My Universe is Gigantic, Enormous, and Amazing: A Drawing Show 2008
Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI




Artist Lecture, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 2019

Artist Lecture, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2018

Panel Discussion, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL 2018

Artist Lecture, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 2018

Artist Talk / Panel Discussion, SECAC Conference, Birmingham, AL 2018

Exhibition Lecture, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD 2017

Gallery Lecture, Raritan Valley Community College, Raritan, NJ 2017 

Van Zante Visiting Artist Lecture, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 2014 

Artist Lecture, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE 2014

Exhibition Lecture, K&K Projects, Stuttgart, Germany 2014

Artist Residency Lecture, La Napoule Art Foundation Residency, La Napoule, France 2014

Gallery Lecture, Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2013

Artist Lecture, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 2013

Professional Practice Lecture, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI 2013

Studio Fellowship Lecture, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2012 

Curatorial Lecture, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2012 

Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2012 

Artist Lecture, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2012

Artist Residency Lecture, Philadelphia Art Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 2011

Guest Lecture, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI 2010

Guest Artist Series, Wyly Community Art Center, Basalt, CO 2010

Artist Residency Lecture, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Villiage, CO 2010

Artist Residency Lecture, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for Art, Nebraska City, NE 2010

Artist Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2008

Gallery Lecture, Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2007


Awards and Residencies 


Tilleard Projects Artist Residency, Lamu Island, Kenya 2018

Webb School Artist Residency, Knoxville, TN 2017

Jentel Artist Residency, Sheraton, WY 2017

Art of Consciousness Artist Residency, Springfield, NH 2015

La Napoule Art Foundation Artist Residency, La Napoule, France 2014

Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT 2013

Byrdcliffe Colony Artist Residency, Woodstock, NY 2013

Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship 2012-2013

Notre Dame of Maryland Purchase Award 2012

Philadelphia Art Hotel Artist Residency, Philadelphia, PA 2011

Chenven Foundation Artist Grant 2010

Anderson Ranch Artist Residency, Aspen, CO 2010

Kimmel Harding Nelson Artist Residency, Nebraska City, NE 2010

Majestic Gallery Exhibition First Place Award 2009

Pamela Applebaum Scholar, Cranbrook Academy of Art 2007-2009

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Artist Residency, Detroit, MI 2008

Lifeworks, Inc. Artist Grant 2007



Notre Dame of Maryland Collection, Baltimore, MD

Vanderbilt University Collection, Nashville, TN

Bethel University Collection, St Paul, MN

Robert F. Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, PA

Philadelphia Art Hotel Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Collection, Nebraska City, NE

Numerous Personal Collections in the US and Germany

Drawing Center Curated Online Registry, New York, NY



Roberts, Mike, "'Stone's Throw' goes the distance at Pensacola Museum of Art," Pensacola News Journal, December 2018 

Carey, Maryanne, "Nowhere Better Than This Place," Number: Ninety Three, March 2018

Baltimore City Paper, “Top 10 Art Shows of 2016,” December 2016

Sweeney, Erin, “Skye Gilkerson and the Edge of Space,” October 2016

Johnson, Paddy, “This Week’s Must-See Events,” Art F City, November 2016 

Edgehill Muses Catalogue, “Experiments in Utopia,” January 2016

Art F City, “This Week’s Must-See Art Events,” November 2015

365 Artists/365 Days, "Skye Gilkerson-Brooklyn, NY," September 2014

Seed Space Catalogue, "Portable Horizon Project," July 2014

Kind Aesthetic, "Five Alive: Skye Gilkerson," March 2014

La Napoule Art Foundation Blog, "Spotlight on Skye Gilkerson," April 2014

Rehm, Rebecca, "UNW participates in art tour with Bethel, MCAD," UNW Column, Oct 2013

Ober, Cara, “The Real America: To Go,” Urbanite, February 2012

Ober, Cara, “Strange Magic,” Urbanite Online, November 2011

“Seen and Liked: ‘Out of Context’ at Grizzly Grizzly,” Heavybubble, September 2011

Schwartz, Chip, “The Parallel Processes of Skye Gilkerson and Sarah Steinwachs,” The Art Blog, September 2011

Pastan, Rachel, “Field Trip: Alternative Spaces,” Institute of Contemporary Art Blog, September 2011

Stewart-Sanabria, Denise, “New Horizons,” Exhibition Catalogue, 2010

Bubis, Rachel, “Portable Horizon Project,” Exhibition Catalogue, 2010

Bubis, Rachel, “Interactive Art Exhibition at Seed Space,” Nashville Examiner, 2010

Open Letters Monthly, Cover Art, October, 2010

Open Letters Monthly, “An Authorless Chorus,” October, 2010

GIlkerson, Skye, Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Catalogue, 2009

Umass Small Press Bonanza, Microfilme Magazine One, Issue 1, 2009

Anna Dezeuze “Express Yourself,” Variant Magazine Issue 31, 2008

Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July “Learning to Love You More,” Prestel Publishing, 2007

Lukas Gohl “Badass Bienalle,” The Wake Magazine, Volume 5 Issue 6, 2006




MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2009

BA, Studio Art with Honors, Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2004

Altos de Chavon/Parsons School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic 2004

Oregon Extension Women’s Studies Program, Ashland, OR 2003

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2002