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education

2001
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1996 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, BFA

 

solo exhibitions

2015
Night Moves, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
Urban Americana, Tai Modern, Santa Fe, NM (forthcoming)

2013
The Park, Arsenal Gallery, New York NY
Sleepwalking, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY

2012
All City, Edward Tyler Nahem, Madrid, Spain

2011
Detouring, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY
Eminent Domain, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2007
Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX

2006
Elsewhere, Roebling Hall, New York, NY

2005
Galerie Schuster-Schuerman, Berlin, Germany

2004
Dwell, RARE, New York, NY
Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, Germany

2003
Perfect Memory, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
New Paintings, RARE, New York, NY

 

group exhibitions

2014
Multiplicity 1, curated by Marco Antonini, NutureArt, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Multiplicity 2, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2013
Epic Fail, Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Paved Paradise, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
Planet of Slums, curated by Ruby LaToya Frazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Third Streaming, NYC

2010
Planet of Slums, curated by Ruby LaToya Frazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Interrupted Landscapes, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
Lush Life, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Salon 94, New York, NY
Utopia/Dystopia, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Domestic City, organized by Vince Contarino and Nichole van Beek, Kid Yellin, Brooklyn, NY
Future Tense: Landscape in Transition, curated by Dede Young, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NYC
Skeptical Landscapes, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2009
Re-accession, curated by Philae Knight and Amandav Steck, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Commune, curated by Dominique Nahas, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
In This World, Holster Projects, London, UK
Artificial Realities, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
Tenerife Biennial, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

2008
Lost Horizon, curated by David Gibson Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Future Tense, Reshaping the Landscape, Newberger Museum, Purchase, NY
All Cut Up, curated by Rita de alencar Pinto, Roebling Hall, New York, NY

2007
Reality Show 2, Peninsula Arts Center, Newport News, VA

2005
Built Against Site, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO
Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Everland, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Suburbicarian, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Void, curated by David Gibson, Artist Alliance, New York, NY
City Maps, Curated by Kate Green, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX
Symbolic Space, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY
Works on Paper, RARE, New York, NY

2003
Street Level, CCS Gallery at Bard College, Annendale on the Hudson, NY

2002
AIM Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2001
Thesis Exhibition, RISD Museum, Providence, RI


awards and honors

2012
Visiting Artist, Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Artist SUNY, Purchase, NY

2011
Bemis Contemporary Art Center, Artist in Residence, Omaha, NE
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for Arts Fellowship Award

2008
NYFA Painting Fellow, New York, NY
Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Brooklyn, NY

2006
Visiting Artist, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

2005
Participating Artist in the Artist Pension Trust

2002
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2000
Match Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME
Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

press

2011
Santa Fe Venue, “Beauty in Blight”, Kate McGraw, April 15, p. S4
Pasatiempo, “Brick by Stick”, Michael Abatemarco, p.36-37
Art Review, “Planet of Slums”, Jonathan T.D Neil, Issue 48, p. 128

2009
Harpers, July Issue, page 15

2008
New York Times, “Future Tense,” Benjamin Genocchio, June 1
Chicago Sun Times, “Art Chicago,” Carrie Secrist

2007
Art News, November Reviews, Christopher French

2006
The New Yorker, October 9
New York Press, “Commercial Crud,” Viola Salzedo-Gramm, October 4-10
The Brooklyn Rail, “Erik Benson @ Roebling Hall,” Jennifer Riley, October

2005
Tank Magazine, “Suite Dreams,” Hesse McGraw, Vol. 4 issue 2,

2004
Modern Painters, Review Galerie Schuster, Amanda Coulson, December/ January 2004-05
ArtLies, Review Finesilver gallery, Jennifer Jankauskas, Winter 2004
San Antonio Current, “Terra Concipia,” Elaine Wolff, March 18, 2004

2003
Los Angeles Times, “Sinister Visions of the Suburbs,” David Pagel, Dec. 19
Perfect Memory, exhibition Catalog with an essay by David Hunt

2002
New York Times, AIM22 Review, Holland Cotter, Sep. 4
AIM22 Exhibition Catalogue, p. 12
Time Out New York, May 9-16, p. 71

 

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