The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts


Deborah Remington as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, April 1955

On View in 2018...


Difference Engine - a group show at Lisson Gallery in New York featuring Remington's iconic painting, Dorset from 1972 - open June 28th.



On view this summer in Class Reunion. Works from the Gaby and WIlhelm Schurmann Collection at the Museum Modener Kust Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna. Through November, 11, 2018



Solo Show: Deborah Remington, The 90s at Kimmerich Gallery, Berlin. February 23-April 21, 2018




The Remington Trust is pleased to announce that, over the past several months, Deborah's work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and art fairs, including Frieze Masters, London; 356 South Mission, Los Angeles; The School | Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY; Kimmerich Gallery, Berlin, and Karma Gallery, New York.

Installation view of Karma Gallery, New York, Group show
Jean Conner, Wally Hedrick, Deborah Remington and Franklin Williams (November 12 - December 22, 2017). Deborah Remington's work was represented by a number of mid-1950s pastoral abstractions and breakthrough kimono-inspired gestural paintings from the early 1960s.

Publication News... The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust is pleased to make Deborah Remington. A 20-Year Survey, a 1984 exhibition catalogue available for all to enjoy. This catalogue has long been out of print. See the Publications page for more information.

Lisson Gallery ...

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The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness will be on view at The School | Jack Shainman Gallery from June 24th through February 2018. This exhibition explores the “transcendental shift from the material to the metaphysical. The artists here address in their own distinct way the notion of art as celebration, as a vehicle for personal salvation, or more broadly, creating beauty out of — or despite — one’s surroundings. The resonance between artworks past and present expresses the joys of making, collecting, and displaying art that transcends historical period, culture, or geography.


Among the artists included are:  El Anatsui, David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Willem De Kooning, Beauford Delaney, Ralston Crawford, Philip Guston, Max Ernst, Nan Goldin, Paa Joe, Annette Messenger, Deborah Remington, Milton Resnick, Ed Ruscha, Susan Rothenberg, Claude Simard, Mickalene Thomas, Jack Youngerman, and others.

Dorset, 1972Oil on linen91 x 87 inches On view atThe School | Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, then on to Lisson Gallery in New York City.

Sunlight arrives only at its proper hour is a group exhibition hosted by the

356 South Mission Owens Space in LA. June 1 - July 30. Curated by Mitchell Algus and Olivia Shao, it touches upon spiritual, metaphysical and surrealist themes as well as the darker side of LA counterculture in relation

to theatricality, science fiction, alchemy and time. The title is borrowed

from a line in Henri Michaux’s poem “I Am Writing to You from a Distant Country”  (published in 1938), an otherworldly text about alternate realities. Works span historical to contemporary.


Among the artists included are:  Lee Bontecou, Cameron, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Jay DeFeo, Bill Hayden, Mike Kelley, William Leavitt, Lee Lozano, Henri Michaux, Eric Orr, Tom Rankin, Deborah Remington, John Singer Sargent, Michael E. Smith, and Unica Zürn, and others.

Soot Series 2, 1963.

 Soot on muslin. 18 1/2 x 13 inches


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Women of Abstract Expressionism an exhibition organized by Denver Art Museum curator, Gwen Chanzit, included four early paintings by Deborah Remington along with the work of eleven other AbEx women artists, all of whom were among the pioneers of this historic movement in the United States. Following its debut at the Denver Art Museum (June 12-September 25, 2016), the show traveled to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (October 22, 2016-January 22, 2017) and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California (February 18-May 14, 2017).  Reviews below...

— The New York Times

— ARTnews

— LA Times

— artnet news

"Women of Abstract Expressionism" catalogue



see "Special Publications" Page on this Site

The Oral History Project: The Trust's launch of the Deborah Remington Oral History Project moves towards completion as we have wrapped up interviews with curators, critics, artists, family, and friends who knew her well. This initiative was launched late 2013 in order to assemble a first-person narrative of Deborah's life and professional career. Video link is in the works.

Remington Trust Grants

The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts has made grants this year to the San Francisco Art Institute for historic research for their film archives and to Colorado Public Television for a documentary about Women of Abstract Expressionism, a groundbreaking historic exhibition organized by the Denver Art Museum that featured Deborah’s paintings from the 1950s and 60s along with the work of her female AbEx contemporaries. A handsome catalogue published by Yale University Press is available:

Yale University Press: Women in AbEx..

Recent Exhibitions

The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts presents a summary of recent exhibitions for the artist from New York to Berlin.

Masterclass. Major Works of the Twentieth Century: A group show organized jointly by George Adams Gallery and Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York highlighting the work of women artists whose work has been overlooked or under-appreciated either by disposition or location.


While there is no one style or personal connection unifying this group, the exhibition focuses on commonalities that emerge through a rejection of the current "popular" style. In many ways, some of these artists were ahead of their time, but more to the point they were - and are - all innovators and experimenters. February 28th through April 8th.

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Interview with Deborah Remington for video produced by the Denver Art Museum for Women of

Abstract Expressionism, 2016


We are pleased to announce that the Whitney Museum of American Art recently acquired three of Deborah’s Trace Drawings from the 1970s, adding to their permanent collection, which also includes an Early Adelphi Drawing from 1965 as well as an iconic painting: Haddonfield, also 1965, named for the artist's hometown of Haddonfield, New Jersey. We so appreciate the museum’s enthusiastic support of her work.


— The Whitney Museum of American Art recently purchased Deborah Remington's 1965 drawing, Early Adelphi Series #11, an abstract study in graphite and crayon on paper.


—  The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently purchased two color lithographs by Deborah Remington for its permanent collection. Gaslight (1953) and On the Scene (1954) are representative of the loose, gestural Abstract Expressionist style

of her student years at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco. These prints were made while the artist was still in her twenties and just prior to the founding of the 6 Gallery by Remington and 5 artists and poets who were members of San Francisco’s burgeoning Beat scene.


Among the other prints in this series is 2300 Skadoo, which appeared on the cover of the exhibition catalogue: The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints by David Acton, Hudson Hills Press, NY, in association with the Worcester Art Museum, 2001


Worcester Art Museum... Two of Deborah’s early works from the 1950s were acquired by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, for their permanent collection: 2300 Skadoo, 1956, color lithograph; and Untitled, 1950, etching. 2300 Skadoo appeared on the cover of the exhibition catalogue: The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints by David Acton, Hudson Hills Press, NY, in association with the Worcester Art Museum, 2001.


— San Antonio Museum of Art. Deborah's painting, Omina, a large oil on canvas of 1978, recently entered the permanent collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art. This was included in the traveling exhibition organized by the museum titled: "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s."



Deborah Remington

Early Adelphi Series #11, 1965

Pencil & Crayon on Paper

14 x 10-7/8 "

Deborah Remington

On the Scene, 1954

Color Litho

14 3/4" x 21 1/4"

Deborah Remington

2300 Skadoo, 1956

Color Litho

21 1/2 x 14 3/4

Deborah Remington

Omina, 1978

Oil on Canvas

74 x 67


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