The work of Danica Phelps gathers conceptual precedents not only by taking in account economy as a main theme of her work but also in her own practice of data capture, the exhaustiveness, and in the record of the facts that have been a main feature in conceptual art.  

Since 1996 Danica Phelps has been documenting all of her income and expenses through drawings in a system that becomes increasingly layered and complex.  .

 Dan­ica Phelps has par­tic­ipated in more than 60 group exhi­bi­tions, many of them in pub­lic institu­tions. At the same time, she has had 38 solo exhi­bi­tions. She lives and works between Massachusetts and Brooklyn.




1971  Born April 26 New York

1993  Hampshire College, Amherst

1994  Zorach Fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1995  MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

1998  Rema Hort Mann emerging artist grant

2001  New York Foundation for the Arts: Individual Artists Grant

2005  John Jones Art Prize, Zoo Art Fair, London


Lives in Northampton, MA. Works in Northampton and Brooklyn.


Selected Solo Exhibitions


Hoping to Help, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Danica Phelps, NF/Nieves Fernandez, Madrid


Mapping Chico, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA

Income’s Outcome (Part Five),  Galerie Werner Klien, Cologne, Germany


Income’s outcome (Part three) Patrick Heide Gallery 

Income’s Outcome (Part four) Gallerie Laurent Mueller, Paris. 


Income’s Outcome, Dina4 Projekte, Munich.  

Income’s Outcome, N F Galería, Madrid.  


The Cost of Love, Brennan & Griffin, New York


Danica Phelps, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna

The Cost of Love, Galeria Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Bankrupt, Ritter/Zamet, London


Mark Down, Nolan Judin, Berlin

Drawings about the present quickly become works about the past, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Nesting, Judi Rotenberg gallery, Boston, MA


Drawings about the present quickly become works about the past, Galleria Glance Turin

Now and Then, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

Saving Time, Galeria Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Getting Ready, Dina4Projekte, Munich

Stripe Factory, Sister, Los Angeles

Material Recovery, Zach Feuer, New York

Danica Phelps: This Time last Year, Ritter/Zamet, London

Saving Time, Thirty Seven Degrees, Sydney


Stripe Factory, Rotwand, Zurich


Drawing Flowers, Dina4Projekte, Munich

Stretch, Sister, Los Angeles

Two Takes with Debi Ray-Chaudhuri, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

India: Two Views, project room with Debi Ray-Chaudhuri, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago


Wake, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York

Integrating Sex Into Everyday Life, Galerie Schütte, Essen

Integrating Sex Into Everyday Life, Staub gfzgk*, Zurich

Getting My Money’s Worth, Ritter/Zamet, London

2 D.s – w/ Debi Ray-Chaudhuri, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago


Integrating Sex into Everyday Life, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

Writers Trade, Falconer Gallery, Grinnell

Danica Phelps, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

Integrating Sex into Everyday Life, Sister, Los Angeles

Danica Phelps,  Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna

Danica Phelps,  Art House, Austin, TX

Walking: From Los Angeles to San Fransisco, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston


Integrating Sex into Everyday Life, LFL Gallery, New York

Ten Day Trade, OR Gallery, Vancouver


Walking 9-5 Amsterdam, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

New Drawings, Galerie Schütte, Essen

Artist, Collector, Curator, Spy, LFL Gallery, New York


Trade Two, LFL Gallery, New York


From Barcelona to Krems, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems

2nd Generation, Herter Gallery: UMASS, Amherst

Bill Trip, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport

Bill Trip, Project Room, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles

Walking: From Los Angeles to San Fransisco, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco


Funny Money, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York


A Housewife at Work, Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence


Selected Group Exhibitions


Wound, 41 Cooper Gallery, NYC

Loups, Musee Cogacq-Jay, Paris

Drawing Rooms, Trends in Contemporary Graphic Arts, Hamberger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


Lists, Drive-by Projects, Boston

Vienna Biennale 2015: Ideas for Change, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art,   Vienna, Austria

Creativity at Work, Sun Valley Art Center, Idaho. 

Color and System, Werner Klein, Colonia 


The Lightning Speed of the Present, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston

Creativity at Work, Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley, Idaho


Zeichtnung 13, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart.  

Double Take, Mill College Art museum, Oakland. 

The Drawing Room, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kralchtal-Unterowishelm, Alemania/ Taxipalais, Innsbruck 

Artist’s Walks, The Persistance of Peripaticism, Dorsky Gallery, Nueva York.  

Kunst und Neue Arbeitswelt, Stadtische Galerie Waldkraiburg. Alemania. 

Hawk and Handsaw: Twenty Who Knew the Difference, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport 


Storytelling in Contemporary Drawing, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany


Selections from the Collection, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Drawings on Hands, Print Room, Rotterdam

BROODWORK: It’s About Time, Otis Ben Maltz GalleryOTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Day-to-Day (PHOTOS): Artists’ Daily Practices, Martos Gallery, New York

The Philosophy of Money, White Pavilion of the Lisbon City Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Pictures about Pictures, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Hampshire College 40th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

In Transit, Rotwand, Zurich

Slightly Unbalanced, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA

Everyday(s), Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, LU

New Language, Ogilvy & Mather, New York


Slightly Unbalanced, Hunington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA,


Sign/Age: Lost in the Supermarket, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York

When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, Johann König, Berlin

The Enterprise of Art, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples

Linear Perspectives, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport

Collecting & Collectivity, Conduit Gallery, Dallas

Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Museum London, Ontario; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette; Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond

A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York


Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now, Contemporary Museum of Art, Houston

Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, The New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville

Drawing is a verb, Coleccao Madeira Corporate Services, Porta 33, Itha da Porta

The Price of Everything… Perspectives on the Art Market, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, curated by the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

Ceci n’est pas… (this is not…), Sara Melltzer Gallery, New York

Tease, MNireille Mosler, Ltd., New York

Warhol & …, Kantor/Feuer, Los Angeles

Summer Group Show, Galleria Glance, Turin

Minimalism and Applied, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin

Don’t Look: Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection, Martina Yamin, Class of 1958, Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley

A Great Delicacy, Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles


Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca

I’m Busy, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen

Particulate Matter, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland

Walking & Falling, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm

Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, DePauw University, Greencastle

Group show, Studio Guenzani, Milan


The General’s Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York

Dating Data, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York

Linien Zeichnung, Dina4Projekte, Munich

22 Anniversary, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York


Emotions, Guild & Greyshkul, New York

Wiener Linien, Wien Museum, Vienna

Dessin et Des Autres, Catherine Bastide, Brussels

California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

Erotic Drawings, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield

Self Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln

Open, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn

Home, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn

Art As Autobiography, Rare Gallery, New York

Sexy Beast, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York

9th Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

Neoqueer, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn

Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland


I’m nothing with out you, Platform Gallery, Istanbul

Frankenstein, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Fresh Meat, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo

Living Inside the Grid, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery

Walking Rhetorics, Galerie Hubert Winner, Vienna

New York Drawings, Samuel Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville

Subscribe, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annadale


Bootleg Identity, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York

Special Needs, Verein für Bildende Kunst, Graz


Domestic Culture, ICA at MECA, Portland

Contemporary Narratives, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Brooklyn!, ICA at Palm Beach, Palm Beach

Going:, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids

No where Fast, Lizebeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland

In Transit, Vacancy Gallery, Bronx

Inside the City, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago

Another Cusp, Gallery of Colgate University, Hamilton

Let’s Get to Work (travel), Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg


Vida Politica, (cat.) SALA MONTCADA “la Caixa”, Barcelona

To Be Continued…, Art in General, Bellwether, Parlor Projects, Brooklyn


Time and Duration, Angels Gallery, Santa Monica

100 Drawings, PS1, New York

Gallery Artists, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

Document, Hampshire College, Amherst


Inventory, White Columns, New York


The Body Politic, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport (2 person show)

Subjectifying Objects, Mobilizing Objects, (2 person show) Artemesia Gallery

These Fantasies are Normal, HERE Gallery, New York




Lloyd, Joe.  “Vienna Biennale 2015-Ideas for Change”.  24 June 2015


Urist, Jacoba.  "From Paint to Pixels".  The Atlantic, May 14, 2015.


Ermen, Reinhard.  “Danica Phelps”.  Kunstforum International 223, Sept-Oct 2013.

Von Hawranek, Dietmar.  “Warhols Modelle”.  Der Spiegel 46/2013.


Leitsinger, Miranda.  “Shruggling off legal set back, Danica Phelps turns court ruling into new work.’

Robecchi, Michele.  Interview.  Wandering, 2012.


Butler, Sharon. “Stopping time: On Kawara and Danica Phelps.”, January 19, 2012.

Miller, Leigh Anne. “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss.”, January 12, 2012


Quinn, John. “Danica Phelps.” ArtReview, December, 2011.

Benzer, Christa. “Galerie Winter: Lebens- und Liebeskosten.” DER STANDARD, Printausgabe, 14.7.2011.

Nomblot, Javier Rubio. “El Arte de la Contabilidad.” ABC Cultural, March 5, 2011 p. 31.

“Stripebook: Creación 2.0.” Comunicación CulturalMarch 20, 2011

Pozuelo, Abel. “Danica Phelps. The Cost of Love.” El Mundo, February 25, 2011.

 “La Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo cumple 30 años.” February 17, 2011.

Couillaud, Anne. “Day-to-Day (PHOTOS): Artists’ Daily Practices Incorporate the Time Dimension.” Huffington Post, February 23, 2011.



Ewing, Margret. “Danica Phelps.”, September 28, 2009.

Mizota, Sharon. “Art review: Danica Phelps at Kathryn Brennan Gallery.” LA Times, November 6, 2009.




Barreca,Laura. “The Enterprise of Art.” Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, 16 May — 30 June 2008.

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren.. “ Danica Phelps.” Artforum, October 2008: 385.

Rosenberg, Karen. “ Danica Phelps.” The New York Times, July 11, 2008.

Churner, Rachel. “Critic Picks: Danica Phelps.”,, July 2008.

Killeen, Michael. “ Art by the Inch.”, July 1, 2008.

Cohan,David. “The Erotic, the Political, and the Personal.” The New York Sun, June 26, 2008: 25.

Pelczer,Eva. “Danica Phelps: Painted.”  NY Arts, July/August 2008.

Ollman, Leah. “Danica Phelps at Sister.” Art in America, June / July 2008: 203.

Coburn,Taylor. “Details: Danica Phelps.” Artreview, June 2008.

Gordon, Ginny. “Danica Phelps: Saving Time.”  Time Out Sydney, June 4-10, 2008.

Hapgood, Susan. “Slightly Unbalanced.” Slightly Unbalanced Catalogue, Independent Curators International, 2008: 43-45, 68.

Falconer, Morgan. “Zach Feuer.” Art World, April/May 2008.

Ollman, Leah. “Danica Phelps reveals life’s details in stripes.” Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2008.

Friedrich, Kristin. “The ‘Don’t Miss’ List.” Los Angeles Downtown News, Feb. 18, 2008.




Simblist, Noah and Terranova, Charissa N. “Collecting and Collectivity.” Art Lies, Winter 2007: 66 – 71.

LeBlanc,Caroline Starry. “Superconscious, Automatisms Now.” Houstonist, December 13, 2007.

Von Burg, Dominique. “Zürich: Danica Phelps in der Galerie Rotwand.” Kunstbullentin, December 2007.

Douglas, Sarah. “Show Me the Money.” Art+Auction, Nov. 2007: 212-217.

Steele, Robin.”’Starving Artist’ keeps tabs on her dinner and her art.” Brown Daily Herald, September 28, 2007.




Slightly Unbalanced.”  ICI, 2007: 12.

“Three exhibitions at CMCA explore worlds beyond.” Village Soup, December 31, 2006.

Ollman, Leah. “The Art of Credits and Debits.” Los Angeles Times, May 5, p. E26.




Cohen, David. “Gallery-Going.”  The New York Sun, September 22.

Glueck, Grace. “Airborne Sex and Wicked Wallpaper: Sensual Samplings.” The New York Times, July 29.

Hill,Christine. “Artists on Artists: Christine Hill on Danica Phelps.”  Bomb, Spring, No. 91, pp. 14-15.

Roberts, Bryony. “Splish Splash.” The L Magazine, Sept 28 – Oct 11, p. 57.

Saltz, Jerry. “Ups and Downs.” The Village Voice, September 23.

Smith,Roberta. “Danica Phelps.” The New York Times, September 9.

The Autumn Art Scene; Top 10 shows to see right now.” The L Magazine, Sept 28-Oct 11, p 63.




Cohen, David. “As Sprawling as Brooklyn Itself.” New York Sun, April 22.

Foster, Catherine. “Her art is out of the ordinary.” The Boston Globe, February 13.

Giuliano, Charles. “Making Their Mark.” Maverick Arts, issue 128, February 22.

Kunst Raum: Galerie Hubert Winter: Leib.” Die, October 28, p. 39.

Leffingwell, Edward. “Danica Phelps at LFL,” Art in America, April, pp. 127-128.

Snider,Suzanne. “Interview: Danica Phelps.”, The Believer, July, Vol. 2, No. 7.

Streitfeld, L.P. “Business not as usual at Uconn.” The Advocate & Greenwich Time, January 11.

Lopata, James A. “Who Are You? Who? Who? Who? Who?” IN newsweekly, Boston, February 18, pp. 26-27.

Loveless, Natalie. “Danica Phelps at Allston Skirt Gallery.” Big Red & Shiny, Issue 02, February.

McLaughlin, Nina. “The Artist As Actuary.” The Boston Phoenix, February 6-12.

Ode, Susan. “Words without Varnish, Review.” Faulconer Gallery magazine, September, p. 57.

Saltz, Jerry. “Termite Theory.” The Village Voice, June 23-29, p. 89.

Schedlmayer,Nina. “Galerie Hubert Winter: Danica Phelps.” Art Magazine, Nov. 3.

Scheyerer, Nicole. “Kunst Kurz.”  Falter 44/04, p. S39.

“Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art.”, April 8.




Anderson, Leslie. “Illustrating a Journey and Saving the Receipts.” The Boston Globe, p. l Cal-1, July3.

Cohen, David. “Gallery-Going.” The New York Sun, September 11, p. 17.

Galleries – Chelsea.” The New Yorker, September 29, p. 26.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Biting the Hand That Feeds Them.” The New York Times, December 7, (CT ed.).

Harris, Jane. “Danica Phelps.”: Time Out New York, September 18-25, p. 58.

Harris, Michael, “Arts & Life; Artist’s barter system answers questions of commercial work,” The Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2003: F8

Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” The Village Voice, September 3-9, p. 51.

Phelps, Danica. “Lunch with the Editor.” Cabinet, March, Subscription Card.

Richard,Frances. “Danica Phelps.” Artforum, November, p. 192.

Rudick, Nicole. “Danica Phleps.”,  September 11, 2003.

Smith, Roberta. “When Exhibitions Have More to Say Than to Show.” New York Times, April 13, p. 31.




Cattelan, Gioni and Subotnick. “Charley 02.” Les Presses du Reel, Dijon.

Cotter, Holland. “Danica Phelps.” The New York Times, E33, April 26.

Dannatt, Adrian. “Free art-as in unpaid.” The Art Newspaper, pg. 18 April.

Editors Train to Essen.”, Coolibri, December, pg. 68.

Editors.”  Neue Ruhr Zeitung, December 4.

Gioni,Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up.” Flash Art, pg. 79, June.

Heartney, Eleanor. “Brooklyn! at Palm Beach ICA.” Art in America, April, pg. 157.

Hms, “Danica Phelps.” Heinz Essen, November, pg. 42.

Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” The Village Voice, April 30, p. 78.

Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices: Bootleg Identity.” The Village Voice, July 23, p. 76.

Linke, Rosalija. “Danica Phelps.” Sterz, November, pg. 34-37.

Moore, Alan. “Materialist Memoranda.”, May 6.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Copy Cat.” The Village Voice, May 7, p. 63.

Speh, Scott. “Hot Commodities.” Issue 15, Spring.

Sarah Valdez, Bootleg Identity, Time Out New York, June 27.

Vidal, Juame. “Dos Exposiciones en la Sala Montcada Penetran en lo Privado.” El Pais, February 10.




Caniglia,Julie. “Danica Phelps at LFL Gallery.” Artforum, May, p. 179.

Fels, Sophie. “Goings on About Town.” The New Yorker, March 26, p. 22.

Thompson, Chris. “Domus Operandi.” The Portland Phoenix, March 16.




Cotter, Holland. “For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn is a Left Bank.” The New York Times, Dec 15.

Hoff, James. “The Art is in the Details.” Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 17.

Vidal,Juame. “El Arte de la Normalidad.” Arte, February 2, p. 50.




Smith, Roberta. “Conceptual Art: Over And Yet Everywhere.” The New York Times, April 25.

Volk, Gregory. “Danica Phelps at Jack Tilton.” Art in America, July, p. 96.




Cotter, Holland. “A Tour Through Chelsea, The New Center Of Gravity.” The New York Times, May 15.

Halle, Howard. “Danica Phelps, Funny Money.” Time Out New York, Dec 17-31, p.106.

Johnson, Ken. “Danica Phelps, Funny Money.” The New York Times, Dec 11.

Levin, Kim. “Voice Choice: Danica Phelps.” The Village Voice, December 18-25.


Monographs and Catalogues


Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability. Volume 4, 2011, pp.41-43.

Blanton Museum of Art, Desire, The University of Texas at Austin

Hampshire College, 40th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition Catalogue

Onnen, Serge, ed. Drawings on Hands. Atlanta/New York: J & L Books, 2010, print.


Pedrosa, Adriano. Desenhos [drawings]: A-Z, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services.

Torres,David. Danica Phelps: Saving Time. Galeria Nieves Fernández.


Makert, Gabriele. Bin Beschäftigt, Bremen: GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst.

Mickenberg,David. Don’t Look, Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of an Alumna (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958), Wellesley: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College.

Wiehager, Renate. DaimlerChrysler Collection. Minimalism and Applied I. September 21, 2007 – January 27, 2008, Berlin: DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, pp. 68 – 71.

Scott, Minnie. The Price of Everything…Perspectives on the Art Market, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press.


Horodner,Stuart . Contemporary Erotic Drawing, Connecticut: The Aldrich

Contemporary Art Museum, Pp. 80-81.

Phelps, Danica. A Book of D’s, Volume and Zach Feuer Gallery.

Phelps, Danica.,Every Day Life, Grinnell College.


Siegel, Katy and Mattick,.Paul.  Art Works: Money, London: Thames & Hudson.


Augaitis, Daina. For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery.

Cameron, Dan and Phillips, Lisa. Living Inside the Grid, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Chu, Ingrid. “Danica Phelps: Artist, Collector, Curator, Spy.” in Subscribe: Recent Art in Print. New York: Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, 76-88.


Dressler, Christiane. Die Kunst der Nackten Tatsachen, November, 2002 pg. WES 05.


Koransky , Leah. Contemporary Narratives, Saratoga Springs: Skidmore College.

Nahas and Rush.  Brooklyn, Palm Beach: Institute for Contemporary Art.

Weintraub,Linda.  EnvironMentalities: Twenty-Two Approaches to Eco-Art, Artnow Publications, 47-51.


Torres, David. Danica Phelps, Aleksandar Ilic, Ivana Keser. Barcelona: Fundacio “la Caixa”.




Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Itha da Porta, Portugal

Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Hamberger Kunsthalle, Hamberg, Germany

Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

The West Collection

Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria

Yale Art Museum Collection, New Haven, CT