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Bibliography


Writing by the artist

  • Altfest, Ellen, ‘Ellen Altfest interviews Sylvia Sleigh’, Turps Banana, No. 4, Spring 2008


Monographs, solo exhibition catalogues and artist books

  • Tokuyama, Hirokazu (ed.) and Ellen Alfest, The Hundred Steps (Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto 2015)
  • Spira, Anthony (ed.), Ellen Altfest: Painting Close-Up (Occasional Papers, Milton Keynes, UK 2015), texts by Eric Aho, Ellen Altfest, Morgan Falconer, Ridley Howard, David Humphrey, Dan Keane, Randy Kennedy, Linda Nochlin, Justin Paton, Barry Schwabsky, Sylvia Sleigh, Anthony Spira, Robert Storr
  • Altfest, Ellen, The Bent Leg (White Cube, London 2011)
  • Schwarbsky, Barry, Ellen Altfest: Paintings (White Cube, London 2007)


General publications and group exhibition catalogues

  • Herraro, Florianne. Body Art. Editions Palette, 2016
  • Fortenberry, Diane and Rebecca Morrill (eds.), Body of Art (Phaidon Press, London, 2015), p. 378
  • Queensize: Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection (me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin 2015); texts by Nicola Graef, Claudia Olbricht, Thomas Olbricht, Julia Rust
  • Della Monica, Lauren P, Bodies of Work: Contemporary Figurative Painting (Schiffer Publishing, Atglen 2015)
  • Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris, (BookMobile, Minneapolis 2015); texts by Nicolas Bourriaud, Emmanuelle Brugerolles and Brett Littman; roundtable with Ellen Altfest, Will Cotton, Alex Katz and Brett Littman
  • Schmidt, Jason, Artists II (Steidl, New York 2015)
  • Sijben, Anja, De Ideale Man (Pixarprinting, Holland 2014)
  • Gioni, Massimiliano and Natalie Bell (eds.), Il Palazzo Enciclopedico: Biennale Arte 2013 Volume I (Marsilio Editori, Venice, Italy 2013); texts by various authors
  • It Is What It Is. Or Is It? (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2012); text by Bill Arning, Marcel Duchamp, Dean Daderko, Lucy Lippard, Joseph Kosuth and Claire Fontaine
  • Neal, Jane, Nightfall / Alkony (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts (MODEM), Debrecen, Hungary 2012)
  • Garrett, Craig, Vitamin P2 (Phaidon Press, London, New York 2011)
  • Bancroft, Shelly, Peter Nesbett, and Rebecca Sears, Diary of a Young Artist (Darte Publishing, New York 2009)


Newspaper and magazine articles

  • Keane, Dan, ‘Showing a little leg’, Harper’s Magazine, November 2013, pp. 59 – 65
  • Sherlock, Amy, ‘Ellen Altfest, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes’, Freize, No.173, September 2015, pp.177
  • Sam, Sherman, ’London’, Artforum.com, Summer 2015
  • Sheerin, Mark, 'Ellen Altfest, MK Gallery', Theartsdesk.com, 10 April 2015
  • Johnson, Ken, ‘The Age of Small Things’, New York Times, 7 February 2014
  • Keane, Dan, ‘Showing a Little Leg: A Pilgrimage to Ellen Altfest’s Body Paintings’, Harper’s Magazine, November 2013, pp. 59-65
  • White, Roger, ‘TBA’, Modern Painters, February 2011
  • Tompkins, David, ‘Ellen Altfest’, Cinati Foundation Newsletter No.15, October 2010, pp. 96-97
  • Aho, Eric, ‘Eric Aho Puts Five Questions to Ellen Altfest’, Modern Painters, April 2010, p. 40
  • Smith, Roberta, ‘It’s Not Dry Yet’, The New York Times, 26 March 2010
  • Wei, Lilly, ‘The Great American (Male) Nude’, ArtNews, December 2010
  • Smith, Roberta, ’Make Room for video, performance and paint’, The New York Times, 31 December 2009
  • Altfest, Ellen, ‘Ellen Altfest interviews Sylvia Sleigh’, Turps Banana, No. 4, Spring 2008
  • Nuñez-Fernández, Lupe, ‘Ellen Altfest at White Cube, London’, The Saatchi Gallery, 8 November 2007
  • Saltz, Jerry, ‘Maximum Voracity’, The Village Voice, 4 January 2007
  • Saltz, Jerry, ‘Best Women Artists Not Being Casual About The Penis-Ellen Altfest’, The Village Voice (Arts & Entertainment), 18-24 October 2006
  • Un-authored, ‘Ellen Altfest: Goings On About Town’, The New Yorker, 2006
  • CHK, ‘Ellen Altfest: Still Lives’, Modern Painters, March 2006
  • Dorment, Richard, ‘Danger-American Artists at work’, The Telegraph, 10 October 2006
  • Lewis, Caroline, ‘Saatchi’s USA Today at The Royal Academy of Arts London’, 24 Hour Museum, 5 October 2006
  • Kerr, Merrily, ‘Ellen Altfest’, Time Out New York, No. 537, 12-18 January 2006
  • Naves, Mario, ‘Altfest’s Austerity’, New York Observer, 23 January 2006, p. 16
  • Powers, Bill, ‘Studio Visit’, Black Book, October 2006
  • Reynolds, Nigel, ‘Saatchi is ready for another sensation at the Royal Academy’, The Daily Telegraph, 5 April 2006
  • Rudick, Nicole, ‘New York: Critics’ Picks’, artforum.com, 2006
  • Smith, Roberta, ‘Critic’s Notebook: Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups’, The New York Times, 28 July 2006
  • Wright, Karen, ‘Saatchi Exhibits Totemic Art, Superrealist Penis’, bloomberg.com, 6 October 2006
  • Blightman, Charlie, ‘Natural Selection’, ArtReview, December 2005
  • Kino, Carol, ‘Trendy Artists Pick Up an Old-Fashioned Habit’, The New York Times, 17 April 2005
  • Smith, Roberta, ‘Art in Review. Ellen Atfest: Still Lives’, The New York Times, 23 December 2005
  • Stern, Steven, ‘Art: Ellen Altfest’, New York Absolute, 2005
  • Ammirati, Domenick, Critic's Pick: ‘You’, artforum.com, October 2003
  • Finch, Charlie, ‘Thoughts On The Passing Scene’, Artnet.com, 23 January 2003
  • Wilson, Peter, ‘Urban Green’, Paper Sky, August 2003, p. 52-55
  • Forde, Kate, ‘Bellwether now: Allison Smith & Ellen Altfest’, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2002
  • Pollack, Barbara, ‘On the Waterfront’, ARTnews, April 2002
  • Saltz, Jerry, ‘Painting a La Mode’, The Village Voice, 4 December 2002
  • Smith, Roberta, ‘Alison Smith, Ellen Altfest’, The New York Times, 4 October 2002
  • Vincent, Steven, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Art & Auction, July 2002, p.84-95
  • Cotter, Holland, ‘All American’, The New York Times, 3 August 2001
  • Finch, Charlie, ‘The Gem In The Back’, Artnet.com, 6 June 2001
  • Mahoney, Robert, ‘All American’, Time Out (New York), 1 August 2001
  • Sherman, Mary, ‘Drawing the Line; Mills Gallery Show Exhibits new artists in old medium’, The Boston Herald, 7 May 2000