Josiah McElheny

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  • Born in 1966, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lives and works in New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Josiah McElheny: Prismatic Park, Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York
  • The Crystal Land, White Cube, London

2016

  • Josiah McElheny: The Ornament Museum, MAK Museum of Applied Art, Vienna

2014

  • Dusty Grove, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2013

  • Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
  • Josiah McElheny, Lumber Room, Portland
  • Towards a Light Club, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

2012

  • The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, Vizcaya Museum, Miami
  • Interactions of the abstract body, White Cube, London
  • Some Pictures of the Infinite, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • Some thoughts about the abstract body, Andrea Rosen, New York

2011

  • The Past Was A Mirage I Had Left Far Behind, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

2010

  • Josiah McElheny, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

2009

  • Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • Island Universe, Museo de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid

2008

  • Island Universe, White Cube, London
  • The Last Scattering Surface, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Josiah McElheny: The Light Club of Batavia, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

2007

  • The Alpine Cathedral and The City-Crown, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • Cosmology, Design and Landscape – Part Two, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
  • Projects 84: Josiah McElheny, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • The Last Scattering Surface, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota

2006

  • Modernity 1929–1965, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
  • Cosmology, Design and Landscape – Part One, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

2005

  • Landscape Models for Total Reflective Abstraction, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2004

  • Total Reflective Abstraction, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2003

  • Antipodes: Josiah McElheny, White Cube, London
  • Theories About Reflection, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY

2002

  • Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2001

  • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Metal Party, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
  • Metal Party, Public Art Fund, Brooklyn, New York

2000

  • Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

1999

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
  • The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1998

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1997

  • Three Alter Egos, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Non-Decorative Beautiful Objects, AC Project Room, New York, NY

1996

  • Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

1995

  • Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Ancient Roman Glass Installation, Ancient Mediterranean and Egypt Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

1994

  • Authentic History, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1993

  • originals, fakes, reproductions, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Arnescruv, Sweden, permanent installation of the "Jägarens Glasmuseet" (The Hunter's Glass Museum)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • As Above, So Below, IMMA, Dublin

2016

  • Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Visibility, Campoli Presti, London

2015

  • The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work, Harvard University
  • Adventures of the Black Square, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2014

  • A Machinery for Living, Gallery Petzel, New York

2013

  • Blackboard - Teaching and Learning from Art, Artipelag, Gustavsberg
  • AFTER, Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand Gallery, Paris
  • Labor and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Slow Burn, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands

2012

  • In the Spirit of Walser, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

2011

  • The Third Room, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  • If you Lived Here, You’d be Home by Now, CCS Bard, New York

2010

  • Crystalline Architecture, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • The Contemporary Figure, Donald Young Gallery, New York

2009

  • Universal Code, The Power Plant, Toronto
  • Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
  • Empfindung Oder In Der Nahe Der Fehler Liegen Die Wirkungen, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna
  • Innovations In The Third Dimension: Sculpture Of Our Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2007

  • Sparkle then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

2006

  • Cosmology, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
  • Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, NY (catalogue)
  • Super Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2005

  • Part Object Part Sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
  • Faith, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut (catalogue)
  • Spectrum, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
  • Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • View Eight: A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate a Few Works of Art, Mary Boone, New York
  • Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (catalogue)

2004

  • The Cobweb, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Printemps de septembre á Toulouse: In Extremis, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
  • Glass, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Signs of Being, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, New York

2003

  • Borges Exhibition, Volume Gallery, New York, NY
  • Warped Space, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
  • Traces of Light, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (catalogue)
  • Living with Duchamp, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (brochure)
  • Once Upon a Time: Fiction and Fantasy in Contemporary Art, Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York State Museum, Albany, New York
  • Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2002

  • Family, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Keep in touch, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
  • View Six: Surface to Surface, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  • Musings: Contemporizing Tradition, Gallery 312, Chicago, Illinois
  • House Guests: Contemporary Artists in The Grange, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Body Space, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2000

  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Three Summer Shows: Francis Cape, Josiah McElheny, and Yinka Shonibare, Real Art Ways, Hartford Connecticut

1999

  • Patentia, Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden

1998

  • At Home in the Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Personal Touch, Art in General, New York, NY
  • Usefool, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
  • Inglenook, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY travelled to Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, Illinois
  • Interlacings, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Young Americans: Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London

1997

  • Paul Bloodgood, Paula Hayes, Josiah McElheny, Sandra Vallejos, AC Project Room, New York, NY
  • Living Room, Barbara Westerman Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Labor of Love, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Last Supper, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • Drawings from the Mab Library, AC Project Room, New York, NY

1995

  • VER-RÜCKT, Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany; Art Museum of Arolsen, Arolsen, Germany
  • For Victoria, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (with Dan Peterman)
  • For Victoria, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (with Dan Peterman)
  • Documents Northwest: Holding the Past: Historicism in Northwest Glass, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

1994

  • First Fundraising Exhibition, American Fine Arts Company, New York, NY
  • Wunderkammer, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Are You Experienced?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
  • World Glass Now, Museum of Modern Art Hokkaido, Japan (touring exhibition)

1987

Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy

EDUCATION

  • 1992-1997 Apprentice to Master Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra; various locations: Seattle, Washington, New York, Switzerland
  • 1989-91 Apprentice to Master Glassblower Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven-Ake Carlsson, Transjö, Sweden
  • 1988 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1987 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy; Study with Master Glassblower Ronald Wilkinson, London, England

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2005 Artist-in-Residence Award, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2000 The 15th Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
  • 1998 Bagley Wright Fund Award, Seattle, Washington
  • 1996 Artist Grant, Art Matters, Inc., New York, New York
  • 1995 Award Winner, 1995 Biennial Competition of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY
  • 1993 Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • 1989 Fellowship for study in Sweden, American-Scandinavian Foundation