Josh Blackwell

Solo Exhibitions

“Neveruses Report Progress,” Museum of Art and Design, NY, 2016
“Never Uses,” Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2014
“La Piscine,” John Tevis Gallery, Paris, FR, 2011
"Juniors," Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2010
"Paper and Plastic," John Tevis Gallery, Paris, FR, 2010
"Casual Dress Pants," Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
Art Since the Summer of 69 at Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
"The March of Casualization is Not Easily Stopped," Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2007
Galleria Alessandro de March, Milan, Italy, 2005
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2005
Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 2004
Kate MacGarry, London, UK, 2004
Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY, 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Fort Greene,” Venus Los Angeles, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, 2016
“Josh Blackwell, Rebecca Morris, Ree Morton,” 11R New York, 2016
“Altered States,” Marymount Manhattan College, New York, 2016
“Welcome Water” (collaborative work with Miranda Lichtenstein), Elizabeth Dee, NY, 2015
“Drifters, Neveruses,” Songs For Presidents, New York, 2015
“Soft Core,” Invisible Exports, New York, 2015
“Arcadia,” Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, Holland, 2015
“Locally Sourced,” Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC, 2015
“House Party with Dzek,” Kate MacGarry, London, 2014
“Secret Santa’s Car Key Party,” Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY 2014
“Homespun,” Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, 2014
“Ja!” Idealuh-huh, Berlin, 2014
“Sojourn,” Field Projects, New York, 2014
“One Thing Then Another,” curated by Jacob Robichaux, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, 2014
“More Material,” curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, New York, 2014
“Domesticity,” Jason McCoy, New York, 2014
“Purple States,” curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, 2014
“Redacted,” curated by Janet Goleas, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, 2014
“No Ground But Say Ground,” curated by Joe Fyfe, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY 2014
“The Tools,” Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2014
“Draw Gym,” Know More Games and 247365, Brooklyn, NY 2013
“Skin,” Painting Center, New York, 2013
“A Conspiracy of Detail,” Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 2013
“On/Off the Wall,” Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2013
“Schmatte,” Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
“Our Haus,” Salon 94, New York, NY 2013
"Glaze," Galerie Chez Valentin, curated by George Henry Longly, Paris, 2012
"Beautiful Garbage," Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY, 2012
"The Art of Cooking," Royal-T, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
"Josh Blackwell, Marta Eknaes, Georgie Hopton," Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, IT, 2011
"Underemployed," Zurcher Studio, New York, 2011
"Polis," Art Blog Art Blog, curated by Markus Winter, New York, 2011
Nicole Klagsbrun Project, New York, 2011
"Josh Blackwell and Roger White," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, 2011
"A New Hook: Rethinking Needlework," Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011
"Information Economy," Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
“Projectory,” Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY, 2011
"Winter in America," Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany, 2011
“An Exchange With Sol LeWitt,” Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
"NY Art Book Fair Report," PS1/MoMA, New York, NY, 2010
“Material Issues and Other Matters,” CANADA, New York, NY, 2010
“Projectory,” Phillips de Pury & Company at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2010
"Your Life Needs It," Unit H, 9 Sugar House Lane, London, UK, 2010
"Bushwick Schlacht!," Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
"Objects, Furniture and Patterns," Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, 2009
"Rock Garden", Salon 94 Freemans, New York, 2009
"The Bichon Frise in Art," Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, 2009
"No Solid Crystal," Nice and Fit Temporary at ReMap 2, Athens, Greece, 2009
"DiSorGanizeD," Museum 52, New York, 2009
"Here's Why Patterns," Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
"Gallery Show #1," Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, 2008
"Unfurnished Room," Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 2008
"DadaDandy Boutique", Artprojx Space, London, 2008
"Something From Nothing," Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (curated by Dan Cameron), 2008
EAST17, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England (curated by Matthew Higgs and Marc Camille Chaimowicz), 2007
"HOOT," Studio 1.1, London, 2007
Dumbo Art Center Art Under the Bridges Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
"Men and Materials," Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, 2006
"Diamonds for Workers," Kate MacGarry, London, 2005
Minimuseum, Paul Smith, London, 2005
Delfina Studios, London, 2004
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2004
"Yarns," Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, Washington, 2004
"Nature," Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 2004
"Unframed: First Look," Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, 2003
Dinaburg Arts, New York, 2003
"Light and Spaced Out," Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, 2003
"The Cat Show," ACME, Los Angeles, 2003
"Ready for War," University Art Gallery, University of Illinois, 2003
Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles, 2002
Josh Blackwell and Lizzie Scott, PS 122, New York, 2002
Josh Blackwell and Scott Lyall, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles, 2001
Josh Blackwell and Lang/Baumann, Hot Coco Lab, Venice, California, 2000
"Season Preview," PS 122. New York, 2000
"The Closet Show," 3424 Council Street, Los Angeles, 2000
"Remaining Speculations," 962 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, 1999


MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
BA, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Awards, and Residencies

Residency, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, New Haven, CT, 2016
Residency, ZK/U, Berlin Germany, 2015
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, 2014
Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 2014
Fellowship, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2006
International Fellowship, Delfina Studios, London, 2004-2005
Fellowship, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2004
Residency, Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, 1999

Press and Publications

Prudence Peiffer, “Miranda Lichtenstein at Elizabeth Dee,” Artforum, March 2016
Blake Gopnik, “The Daily Pic,” Artnet News, November 24, 2015
Roberta Smith, “Clash of the Items, at a Gallery Near You,” New York Times, July 24, 2014
Alix Taylor, “Making Art Feel At Home,” Hyperallergic, July 23, 2014
Chris Fite-Wasilak, “London Round Up,” Art Monthly, April 2014
Karin Lipson, “Shredded, Sliced, and Covered Up,” New York Times, May 2, 2014
Roberta Smith, “Brian Belott: Draw Gym,” New York Times, September 26, 2013
Blake Gopnik, "Blake Gopnik on Art," The Daily Beast, July 1, 2011
Lynn Lieu, "Not So Black and White," Inland Empire Weekly, July 12, 2011
"Banned Bags at the Riverside Art Museum,", July 2011
Brianne Doak, "Josh Blackwell," Bullett Magazine, June 8, 2011
Josh Blackwell, “Joe Fyfe by Josh Blackwell,” BOMB Magazine 115, Spring 2011
Elizah Leigh, "Plastic Bags Repurposed Into Stunning Embroidered Canvases," Reuse: New Life for Old Stuff, March 15, 2011
Benjamin Sutton, “Internet Money and Post Industrial Chic on Silicon Beach,” The L Magazine, February 2, 2011
Paddy Johnson, "10 Best 'Gritty' Brooklyn Shows in Manhattan," The L Magazine, December 8, 2010
James Kalm, “Brooklyn Dispatches: Funkster Formalism, Crap Constructivism,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2010
David Goodman, "Found: 9/09/10 Josh Blackwell at CANADA," Such a Good Man, September 9, 2010
Oliver Basciano, "Consumed," Art Review, September 2010
Leanne Shapton, "We Three Things/ In Stitches," New York Times T Magazine, March 5, 2010
Jerry Saltz, "Arf Criticism," New York Magazine, October 5, 2009
Roberta Smith, "The Mood of the Market, as Measured in the Galleries," New York Times, September 4, 2009
Claudia LaRocco, "Song and Dance,", May, 2009
Sophie Fels, "Great Walks: Art Walk," Time Out New York, Issue 709 April 30 - May 6, 2009
Emily King, "Josh Blackwell", EAST International 2007, Catalogue
Sally Singer, “The Icewoman Cometh,” Vogue, May 2005
Paola Noe, “Blackwell, Maschere e Foulard,” Mood Magazine, March 2005
Delfina Studio Trust, Catalogue 2004-5
Matthew Kangas, Visual Arts, Seattle Times, June 4, 2004
Emily Renard, Picks, Artforum.Com, July, 2003
Leah Ollman, Reviews, Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2003
Holland Cotter, Art Guide, New York Times, May 11, 2001
David Pagel, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, July 30, 1999
David Pagel, Themes Out of School, CAArt Collection catalogue, 1999


bag, artist book, DYNASTY zines, Athens, 2011
Plastic Bag as Humble Present, artist book, New York, 2010
Unspeakable Meaning, artist book, New York, 2008