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Jennifer Sullivan
Ridgewood NY US
Updated: 2021-09-01 13:05:59


Born in 1978 in Albany, NY
Lives and works in Ridgewood, NY


2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2005 MFA, Fine Arts, Parsons, New York, NY
1999 BFA, Sculpture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2018 Artist in Residence, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY
2013-14 Assets for Artist Grant
2012-13 Visual Arts Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2010 Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
2006 Artist Outreach Grant, Voom HD Lab, New York, NY 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2020 Soft Power, Julius Casesar, Chicago, IL *forthcoming
2020 Female Sensibility, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (with Kirstin Stoltmann) *forthcoming
2019 Exiled Parts, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH
2018 Stretch Marks, Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2018 the soft animal of your body, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Jennifer Sullivan and Max Maslansky, October, Sunday Art Fair, London
2018 Shadowboxing, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO (with Alicia Gibson)
2016 Bunnicula, Marvin Gardens, Ridgewood, NY (with Adrianne Rubenstein)
2016 Revenge Body, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2015 House Cat, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY (catalog)
2014 Big Girl Paintings, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Adult Movie, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2010 One-Week Walden, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
2005 You've Got a Friend, Sixtyseven, New York, NY (with Erica Magrey)

Selected Group Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings


A Fairly Secret Army, Wild Palms, Dusseldorf, Germany
20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Vlad Smolkin
Other Worlds, 198 Allen Street, New York, NY. Curated by Charles Braddock
NADA House, Presented by Five Car Garage, Governor’s Island, NY
Practice, Vacation, New York, NY. Curated by Drawer
Dreamhouse vs. Punkhouse, Serious Topics, Los Angeles, CA
AXxoN N.: A Collective Commentary on David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Essex Flowers, New York, NY


Real Estate Fine Art in Miami, The Center for Subtropical Affairs, Miami, FL
Cat Lady, Teen Party, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Drawer
Meet the Parents, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Tomer Aluf, Sacha Ingber, Jennifer Sullivan, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY. Curated by Nick Irzyk
Bathers, Bass & Reiner, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Face Off, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Cheeky: Summer Butts, Marinaro, New York, NY
Susumu Kamijo, Alicia Gibson, Rachel Eulena Williams, Jennifer Sullivan, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
Friends of Marvin Gardens, Rod Barton, London, England
Salad for Everyone, St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD (with Philip Hinge and Nick Irzyk)
Flower Sermon, Yui Gallery, New York, NY
Quinn Likes Trucks, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY (with Kyle Kogut and Michael Marcelle)


Stomach Acid Reflux, White Columns Online, New York, NY. Curated by Ellie Rines
Brian Belott: People Pie Pool, Performa 17, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Shindig, Yui Gallery, New York, NY
First Ever and Only East Hamptons Biennial, East Hamptons, NY
Shampoo Effect, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX
Cosmic Joke, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Jennifer Sullivan
Movement Research Spring Festival 2017, Howl! Happening, New York, NY
NADA NY, Marvin Gardens and Five Car Garage Booth, New York, NY
Psychic Dream Girls, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
Small Painting, COUNTY, Palm Beach, FL


Catharsis Cabaret, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
NADA Miami, DAD Digital Booth, Miami, FL
My Skin is My Krustle (Pink Marble), Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
100% presents: Mallrats, Et. Al. Etc., Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Synesthesia, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
NADA NY, Five Car Garage Booth, Basketball City, NY
Casino Cabaret, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Melissa Brown
Past Tense / Future Perfect, The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC
SIREN, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA


Drawings, Klaus von Nichtsaggend, New York, NY
Death TK, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, Switzerland
Touched For The Very First Time, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO
Transmitter presents: Video Archipelago, Space Available, Brooklyn, NY
New York Inc., Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (catalog)
Your Bad Self, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY (catalog)
Lesser Deities of Summer, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Kari Adelaide & Max Razdow
The Perennial, The Grecian Shelter, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Karen Azoulay
Bulletproof Heart, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Stories We Tell, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. Curated by Ariel Kavoussi
Seducers, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Evie Falci
Bar at the End of the Night II, David Lewis Gallery, New York, NY
Sing’s Millenium Market, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Walden, Revisited, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalogue)
Sheroes, Lamp Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
First Person, Fort Houston, Nashville, TN
JS/JS: Night Painters' Pajama Party and Confidence-Building Seminar, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Don't Forget To Make A Left Turn At Albuquerque, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Seung-Min Lee
Platinum Showcase, Outfest LGBT Film Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Edge of Continuation, Pablo's Birthday, New York, NY. Curated by Pip Deely and Mark Brown
DAS Zwischen Raum Zeit, Pitch Projects, Milwaukee, WI
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Shrink It, Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY


The Fourth Wall, The Willows, Brooklyn, NY
Magic Pictures, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Canon Fodder, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
DAS and Irina Miga: Stage for a Journey, ReMap 4, Athens, Greece
Abstract Perversion, Emma Gray, Los Angeles, CA
What Are You Looking For?, 247365, Brooklyn, NY
The Matter at Hand, Dagny + Barstow, New York, NY
CKTV, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Breaks and Breaks, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA


Lumpyland, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, PA
CKTV, Brooklyn: City Pavilion at The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
The Double Dirty Dozen, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
Sculpture Center Block Party, MC and Kate Bush Dance Troupe (collaborative performance), Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Another Side, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY
The Right Wrong, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
It’s a Process: Episode 4, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY
Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Telling Tales, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
more than one at once, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Juliana Cerqueira Leite


Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
Cover Version LP, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Future Present: Five Artists, Five Weeks, Arthouse, Austin, TX
Dance Recital Concert (performance with Kate Bush Dance Troupe), Movement Research Festival, Brooklyn, NY
I’m Your Biggest Fan, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec
QNTV, Champion Gallery, Austin, TX


QNTV, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA
Physical Center, St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Juliana Cerqueira Leite and Amanda Schmitt
Seven Easy Steps: Spiritual Ecstasies, Horton Gallery, New York, NY


The Art of Making Dances (collaborative performance with Chase Granoff), The Kitchen, New York, NY
Collage: Collage, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Jackie Klempay
Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008, OK Mountain, Austin, TX
Jennifer Sullivan Avant-Garde Glamour Studio, NADA County Affair, Brooklyn, NY
Monkeytown Semiennial, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
Fall Collection, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
Kate Bush Dance Troupe Performance #2, 179 Canal Street, New York, NY
Recession Runway, NADA Emerging Artist Party, New York, NY
It’s a Process: Ladies Night Live, Klaus von Nichtsaggend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Papercut, Heist Gallery, New York, NY
Cover Version, Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
First Impressions, NADA Exhibition Space, New York, NY, curated by Lumi Tan
Dystopian Utopias, Screeners I, Smockshop, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Glenn Phillips
Post-Paradise, Sorry Again (My Barbarian collaborative performance), New Museum, New York, NY
This One Goes Up to 11, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Why + Wherefore
Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY


The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (catalogue)
Watch Me Get Watched, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Catherine Taft and Glenn Phillips
Experiments in High Definition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Highly Defined, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY


The Pursuit of Happiness, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Christopher Howard
Naive Set Theory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. curated by Catherine Taft
The Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Everybody Dance Now, EFA Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Kathleen Goncharov


Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY
Generica Performance, La Superette, The Tank Annex, New York, NY
Sasquatch Society, Sixtyseven, New York, NY
Sisters, Fresh Up Club, Austin, TX


Your Heart is No Match for My Love, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


Ladies and Boys and Touching, Video Mundi, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. Curated by Astria Suparak
Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Yuerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Astria Suparak


Raw, NY Underground Film Festival, CBGB's Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Astria Suparak

Teaching Positions

2017-pres. Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY, Time: Embodied
2016-pres. Adjunct Faculty, New York University, New York, NY, Introduction to Design II
2013-2018 Adjunct Faculty, SUNY at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY, Digital Video, Digital Imaging
2016 Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, Me as Material video workshop
2013  Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, Survivalist Shorts video workshop
2011-12 Teaching Artist, Children's Museum of Art (Media Lab), New York, NY
2006 Drawing Instructor, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Summer Intensive Studies

Visiting Artist Lectures, Critiques and Panel Discussions

2016 Visiting Artist, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY, Time: Embodied
2016 Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York, NY, Intro to Film
2016 So Serious: A Conversation Between Vanessa Conte, Juliana Paciulli and Jennifer Sullivan, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Boundless Communities: Building A New Art World, ICP-Bard Syposium, Long Island City, NY
2013 Don’t Stop, New Museum, New York, NY, Organized by Triple Canopy
2011 Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Visiting Artist, Wellesley University, Wellesley, MA
2011 Visiting Artist, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Visiting Artist, Teaching Artist Union, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Visiting Artist, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
2006 Artist Lecture, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Public Collections

Geisel Library Video Collection, University of California, San Diego, CA

Selected Bibliography

Omer Soylemez, An Interview with Jennifer Sullivan, SIMPL MAG, June 2019
20/20 at Peter Blum, New York, ARTnews, May 31, 2019
Full Blede, Issue 8 - The Interpenetrate, April 2019
John Cappetta, Artseen: Quinn Likes Trucks, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2018
Jens-Peter Brask and Christian Langballe, Brask Studio Visits III, 2017
Shana Nys Dambrot, Jennifer Sullivan: Revenge Body at Five Car Garage, LA, Whitehot Magazine, August 2016
Howard Halle, 10 NYC artists 35 and under you should know, Time Out NY, June 24, 2016
Molly Larkey, SYNAESTHESIA at 5 Car Garage, Contemporary Art Review LA, May 26, 2016
Steven Hull and Amy Thoner, Las Cienegas: 06.18.2009 - 12.17.2011, 2015
Artist Statement: Jennifer Sullivan's Mature Charm, Acid Rain Productions, August 30, 2015
Alison Martin, Review: Cats rule in Jennifer Sullivan's latest East Harlem show,, July 8, 2015
Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch, This Week's Must-See Art Events: Brooklyn Is America Too, Art F City, June 29, 2015
Ruth Erickson, Review: Walden, Revisited, ArtNews, May 2015
Stephen Vincent Kobasa, Inventing a Pond, Big Red &, April 1, 201
Allison Meier, Jam-Packed Spring/Break Art Show Pulls into Moynihan Station, Hyperallergic, March 4, 2015
Emergency INDEX, Vol. 3, edited by Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, 2015
Nicole O'Rourke, The best artist-run spaces in New York, Dazed, January 2015
Andrea Shea, Thoreau's Experiment In Simplicity And Solitude Inspires DeCordova Artists, The ARTery, November 7, 2014
Chris Bergeron, Revisit Walden's changing shores at the deCordova in Lincoln, Wicked Local Arlington, November 2, 2014
Jennifer Sullivan: Playlist, Modern Painters, October issue, 2014
Scott Indrisek, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows: "Go With the Flow" and More,, August 7, 2014
Scott Indrisek, Studio Tracks: Jennifer Sullivan's Playlist,, July 16, 2014
Scott Indrisek, 90 Artists Think in Pink at Cathouse FUNeral,, January 17, 2014
Erin Nixon, ‘The Superior Object’, Make Literary Magazine, Issue #14, Fall 2013
Ken Johnson, ‘The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)’, The New York Times, September 6, 2012
Jennifer Sarathy, Review: The Spring/Break Art Show, ViewFromtheFrontRow, March 25th, 2012
Liz Filardi, Curators Take On The Art Fair, Hyperallergic, March 9th, 2012
Dinah Ryan, Telling Tales, Art Papers, March/April 2012
Amy Ritchie, Narrative Vision, Style Weekly, January 3, 2012
Elisabeth Holm, Creator Q&A: Artist Jennifer Sullivan on Her Latest Project, Sincerity, and Hawaiian Pizza, Kickstarter blog, August 9, 2011
Julie Lequin, One Night Down South, No More Potlucks, Issue 15, May 2011
James Wagner, Anomalistic Urge at Vaudeville Park,, April 8, 2011
Ken Johnson, Jennifer Sullivan ‘One-Week Walden’, The New York Times, December 10, 2010
[IMG MGMT] A Tour of the Monuments of Ridgewood, Queens, Art F City, September 13, 2010
Roslyn Sulcas, Nancy Garcia/Chase Granoff, The New York Times, October 30, 2009
Chase Granoff and Jenn Joy, The Art of Making Dances, 2009
Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, New Museum & Phaidon Press, 2009
Russ Crest, Jennifer Sullivan - Bad Means Good, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, August 2009
Michael Wilson, X-Factor,, March 3, 2009
Rachel Koper, Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis, The Austin Chronicle, January 23, 2009
Sarah Amiel, Jen on Jen on Jen, Sadie Magazine, Issue #3, Fall 2008
Mike Force, Interview, Chief Magazine, Issue #11, 2008
Matthew Chambers, Jen Makes Art! (Interview), Trudi E-Project Space, December 2007
Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #8, 2007
Charlene Roth, Naive Set Theory at Cirrus Gallery, Artweek, February 2007
George Melrod, Pulse: Naive Set Theory, Art Ltd. West Coast Art + Design, January 2007
Riley O'Bryan, 20MB at Mass Gallery, Fluent~Collaborative, Issue 78, October 27, 2006
Ken Johnson, Sightings of an Elusive Mountain Creature, New York Times, August 26, 2005
Roberta Smith, Sympathetic Magic, New York Times, March 11, 2005
Choire Sicha, An Art Students Paradise, New York Times, February 6, 2005
Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #5, 2004
Fred Camper, Video Mundi, Chicago Reader, March 4, 2003
Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #4, 2003


Humor and the Abject, Episode 41: Jennifer Sullivan, February 2018
The Amy Beecher Show, Episode 10: Mirror Work with Jennifer Sullivan, December 2017
The Conversation - Art Podcast, Ep.#130: Jennifer Sullivan, March 2016
Inquiry with Mark Lynch, / 90.5FM, Worcester, MA, February 12, 2015
Open Studio With Jared Bowen, Walden, revisited, WGBH TV, Boston, MA, January 2015
Riffin’ with Max Maslansky, interview, KCHUNG radio, Los Angeles, CA, February 2014


Open Mike, Interview with Michael Smith, Swingset Magazine, Issue #7, 2005
Urban Renewal, Interview with Tyson Reeder, Swingset Magazine, Issue #6, 2005


2018 Flower Sermon, Yui Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Cosmic Joke, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Large Glass, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY
2015 Bulletproof Heart, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Trust Fall, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY
2014 Skowhegan Performs (Peter Labier performance), Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2009 Fall Collection, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
2009 Recession Runway, NADA Emerging Artists Party, New York, NY
2008 Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY