1964, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Receives a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Gets the MOCA Northwest Annual Award.
Does a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
Creates an installation and exhibits works on paper at Susan Inglett Gallery in New York.
Is awarded a fellowship of the Art Matters Foundation, New York.
Exhibits Marvels of the Universe at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Is awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship.
The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center get together for the first time to organize Greater New York, an exhibition including works by Shotz.
Shotz’s pieces are included in Pastoral Pop, at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris in New York.
Works by the American artist are shown in Digital: Printmaking Now, an exhibition of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Being There, at Derek Eller Gallery in New York.
Presents Indoor Gardening in Lemon Sky, Projects + Editions in Los Angeles, USA.
Her work is included in Mirror Mirror, an exhibition held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.
The solo exhibition A Slight Magnification of Altered Things opens at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Her work Mirror Fence is exhibited in the context of the show Yard in the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
Cross Sections opens at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA.
Creates The Shape of Space, an installation exhibited at the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, USA.
Is awarded the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program Fellowship.
Participates in the Happy and Bob Artists in Residence program, on the initiative of the Yale University Art Gallery.
Exhibits Light, Sound, Space at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA.
Topologies opens at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin, USA.
Her work is selected to be part of such art shows as Material World, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA, and Light x Eight, at The Jewish Museum in New York.
Is granted the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship.
Creates Summer Installation at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, USA.
Topologies is on view at DePauw University’s Richard E. Peeler Art Center in Greencastle, Indiana, USA.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA, organizes the exhibition New Work: Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple, with Shotz’s The Structure of Light, 2008.
Alyson Shotz: 2007 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellow opens at Augustus Saint-Gaudens Foundation in Cornish, New Hampshire, USA.
Radiant is included in the show Currents: Recent Acquisitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
The Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University organizes Alyson Shotz: Drawing through Space; Derek Eller Gallery in New York exhibits Phase Shift.
Her work can be seen in the exhibition Living Color at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
A Curve in Space and Time is permanently installed at Louis Vuitton Maison in Kobe, Japan.
Receives the Pollock-Krasner Award.
Creates the piece Wave Equations for the exhibition Sightings: Alyson Shotz, held at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, USA.
Presents Standing Wave at the Wexner Center for the Arts in the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Participates in Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Material World at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.
Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo inaugurates the exhibition Geometry of Light.
Fundamental Forces is presented at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden.
Exhibitions of her work are on at Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art and Derek Eller Gallery, both in New York. Her work is part of The More Things Change, an exhibition held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA.
Is named Sterling Visiting Scholar of the Chemical and Systems Biology Department at Stanford University, California. USA.
A number of solo exhibitions are organized: Fluid State, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA; Alyson Shotz: Selected Work, at the Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden; Ecliptic, at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; and Interval, at Galerija Vartai in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Her work is on view in Esprit Dior, Miss Dior, a show in the Grand Palais in Paris.
Invariant Interval is exhibited at the University of Texas’s Visual Arts Center in Austin, Texas, USA.
Geometry of Light is installed in the context of the major Pattern: Follow the Rules, at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The show tours to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver, USA.
Presents the piece Chroma at Derek Eller Gallery, North Room, in New York.
Is named Stanford University Research Fellow.
Presents recent work in Time Lapse, housed in Derek Eller Gallery in New York, and Force of Nature, held at the Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York.
Quaternion, 2014 is permanently installed in the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, USA
The exhibition Light and Shadow opens at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm.
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston devotes a major exhibition to the American artist under the title Force of Nature.
Participates in Art Basel’s Parcours in Basel, Switzerland.
Her work is included in the exhibition Intersections: Fifth Anniversary, held at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition Weave and Fold opens at Locks Gallery and Plane Weave is installed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), both in Philadelphia, USA.
Creates the installation Scattering Screen for the San Antonio Botanical Garden, which stands next to the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The show Night opens at Derek Eller Gallery in New York.
Her work is part of the exhibition Art and Space, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Delivers the lecture The Shape of Space in the context of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, Yale University in New Haven, USA.
Exhibits works at the Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art gallery in New York.