b. 1941 – d. 2014
The Estate of Gloria Kisch
Born 1941 in New York City to German immigrants, Kisch earned a BA from Sarah Lawerence and later married with two children. In the early 1960s, Kisch uprooted her family to enroll at Otis College of Art and Design, where she studied alongside Bas Jan Ader and Barry Le Va. Kisch joined an intimate circle of feminist and post-minimalist artists living and working in Venice Beach, CA. In 1973 she participated in the inaugural exhibition at Womanspace, Judy Chicago’s cooperative run feminist gallery, which later became the Women’s Building. Kisch’s career blossomed with landmark exhibitions alongside Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Kenneth Price and Richard Diebenkorn, impressive solo presentations in museums, and large public art commissions when she transitioned from painting to sculpture.