Known for abstract works on and of paper, Sky Pape has exhibited widely in gallery and museum shows for over thirty-five years. Pape’s work is in museum, corporate, and private collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Among Pape’s honors and awards are grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the E.D. Foundation, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and a City Artist Corps grant from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)/NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Sky has received fully-funded residency fellowships in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bogliasco Foundation, and in upstate New York from the Swimming Hole Foundation. Pape’s artwork was selected by the Art in Embassies Program of the United States Department of State for extended exhibition in Uruguay. Sky was recently designated as a mentor for New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Published reviews of Pape’s work include The New York Times, ARTnewsArt & Antiques, and more.

In addition to encouraging and creating opportunities for other creatives, Sky Pape is a nature enthusiast and community scientist, contributing significantly to oyster restoration and living shoreline health in upper Manhattan. For fourteen years, Pape maintained a parallel career in scientific research, primarily in the fields of schizophrenia, genetics and traumatic brain injury.  An abiding interest in the sciences continues to inform Sky’s work.

[Portrait of Sky Pape, above left, © Yoshinori Hashimoto. All rights reserved]