The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Bill Thelen born 1966, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Education 2000 MFA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1993 BFA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Solo Exhibitions 2014 low hanging fruit, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC 2013 Dirty Looks: On Location, Le Petit Versailles, NYC, NY 2012 nobody's home, The Niche, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Suicide & Death, Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI Andro//pause, Andre, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 2010 Connect Up To Me, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2007 minor character, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC 2005 Hands Off My Viagra, Allcott Gallery, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 2004 Ballbuster, Rebus Works, Raleigh, NC 2003 Nobody's Home, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA 1999 eliminator, Allcott Gallery, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 1998 Klub Fuckt, Modern Museum, Durham, NC 1997 Lil' Huster, Lump, Raleigh, NC Group Exhibitions 2016 Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, NC 2015 The Nothing That Is, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC Area 919 Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, NC 2013 At Home With Little Joe Galeria Z dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal 2012 Sired By A Creep, Good Citizen, St. Louis, MO 2011 Drop City, Lump, Raleigh, NC Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL 2010 Black Gold, The Front, New Orleans, LA 2009 Accessing the Artist's Brain: Drawing as Metaphor, AVA, Chattanooga,TN DIY Rapture, Cell Projects, London, UK In That Gold Land, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL Cool, Collected & In Context, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC 2008 Foodist Colony, Thanky Space, Richmond,VA 2007 Glad to See You!, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA Home & Away, Space, Pittsburgh, PA The Building Show, Exit Art 2006 Good & Thuggy, Lump, Raleigh, NC Bunker Than Thou, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE Pleased To Meet You, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC NASCAR Inspired, Coe Gallery, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC Alphabet, M80, Milwaukee, WI 2005 The Family Room, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Four-Squared, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR Homegrown, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC The General's Jamboree, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY A to Z, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA 2004 Goodbye Says It All, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA Fred Was Here, Issue Project Room, New York, NY Lucky Day, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC 2003 Beggars and Thieves, Plus/Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Bad Touch, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Homegrown, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC Violent Violence, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands New American Talent 18, curated by Dominic Molon, Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, TX Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK 2002 Grand Arts at Greenhill, Greenhill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC Mixer 02, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL Bad Touch, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Il Art Point, curated by Janet Phelps, Miami, FL Plush, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA 2001 FFWD Miami, curated by Omar Lopez- Chahoud, Miami, FL Bad Touch, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA 2000 Achieving Failure/Gym Culture 2000 curated by Bill Arning, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY New Contemporaries, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC yesyesyesyesyesyes, Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL Hot and Sticky, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA Bad Touch, Lump, Raleigh, NC 1999 Carry On, Milky World Gallery, Seattle, WA Just Racin': Artist's Look at NASCAR, Greenhill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC Soft Museum, Lump, Raleigh, NC 1998 Art on Paper 34, curated by Amy Cappellazo, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC When Toys Bite Back!! Lump, Raleigh, NC Bibliography 2015 Amy White, "Look Twice", The Independent Weekly, November 5 2009 Martin Herbert, "Team Lump: DIY Rapture", TimeOut London, July 29 2007 Douglas Vucannon, "The Decaying Universe and Fervent Obsessions of Bill Thelen", The Independent Weekly, October 3 Michele Natale, "Critic's Picks: Best in Art", News and Observer, September 21 Kristina Olson, "The Building Show-review", Art Papers, July/August 2005 Joel Speasmaker, "A to Z (B is for Bald)", The Drama, Issue #5 April 2004 Caitlin Cleary, "Bald Man Has His Day", News and Observer, March 19 2003 Holland Cotter, "Team Lump review", New York Times, December 19 Tom Petterson, "Speaking in Symbols", The Winston-Salem Journal, December 7 2002 Walter Robinson, "More from Miami", Artnet, December Tom Patterson, "Stunning" The Winston-Salem Journal, November 3 Raphaela Platow, "Bad Touch-review", Art Papers, May/June 2001 Todd Fjelsted, "En Garde!" The Independent Weekly, September 5 2000 Michael Rush, "So They're Muscular; Want To Make Something of It?", New York Times, March 19 1999 Cynthia Rose, Milky World Gallery: An animated art gallery", Seattle Times, March 19 1998 Linda Johnson Dougherty, "Alternative Nation: North Carolina's Triple Play", Art Papers, March/April