The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents:

The Long Island Biennial

October 17, 2020 – January 10, 2021


Michael Frerran (Southampton), She-She, 2020, Shell shards, Long Island Biennial


The 2020 Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring art from contemporary artists across Suffolk and Nassau Counties, received more than 800 artwork entries, with 100 works selected for exhibition. The final exhibition represents 52 artists living in Long Island communities stretching from Freeport to Port Washington to Shelter Island Heights. For the first time, most artists will show two or three artworks, presenting viewers with a fuller picture of their recent work. On view through January 10, 2021.


Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial offers Long Island’s professional artists a singular opportunity to share their work through a prestigious exhibition, and provides a unique and exciting space for visitors to see a snapshot of contemporary art on Long Island.


“In the year of our centennial, it was serendipitous that the three jurors happened to select 100 artworks for exhibition,” said Karli Wurzelbacher, Curator. “The volume and quality of the submissions challenged the jurors, yet resulted in a remarkable exhibition that incorporates many media, genres, and styles.”

Wurzelbacher added, “I find the art in the Biennial to beautiful, inventive, and thought-provoking, particularly the work that engages with contemporary events and concerns, including the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, human migration, and the environment.”


The jurors for the 2020 Biennial are Erin Kimmel, Art Writer and Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Stony Brook University; Heidi Lange, Director of DC Moore Gallery, New York City; and Paton Miller, Artist/Curator.

This year, a robust program of events will coincide with the exhibition. Long Island Biennial programming engages both artists and guests alike through in-person and virtual events. Selected artists will be in the galleries on Fridays during the exhibition to discuss their work. Virtual Studio Tours through Zoom will give visitors a peak into artists’ workspaces and their work in progress. The Conversation Series, also through Zoom, will feature Curator Karli Wurzelbacher and panels of artists discussing various themes.

For a complete schedule of events, artists, and registration information, please go to Heckscher.org/libiennialevents


Long Island Biennial is sponsored by Pien and Hans Bosch.


The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art celebrates 100 years in 2020. Founded by philanthropist Anna and August Heckscher in 1920, the Museum’s Permanent Collection comprises more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To celebrate the anniversary, the Museum plans an expansive Centennial exhibition. The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100 will take place in 2021. Visit Heckscher.org for more information.



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Artists in the Long Island Biennial 2020 for Eastern Long Island.  



Philippe Cheng

Caro Dranow

Sarah Turnbull

East Hampton

Christa Maiwald

Hampton Bays

Martha  Mcaleer


Adam Straus

Sag Harbor

Lieve Thiers


Deborah Buck

Shelter Island Heights

Janet Culbertson


Holly Hunt

South Jamesport

Glen Hansen


Michael Ferran


Ty Stroudsburg

St. James

Han Qin

Wading River

Anna Jurinich


Claire    Watson


Mia Wisnoski

Westhampton Beach

Meredith Rose



AAQ / Resource:

Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects