Curated Artist Registry

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.

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Stephen Truax
Born 1985 Glenview, IL; lives and works in New York


BFA, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, 2007


Selected Exhibitions


Group show, organized by Colby Bird, Frontispiece, Coxsackie, NY

Super Sketchy, organized by Alleyoop Projects, DCTV, New York



Harthaus, organized by Jessica and Oliver Ralli, New York

Making History, organized by Krista Saunders and Dexter Wimberly, Storefront Ten Eyck, New York


The Bushwick 500, English Kills, New York

Thanks, organized by Adam Parker Smith, Denny Gallery, New York

Half Drop, organized by Meredith Nemirov, Telluride Arts, Telluride, CO

Shrink It, Pink It, organized by Irena Jurek, Cathouse Funeral, New York


Thanks, organized by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York

IRL, organized by Mikkel Carl, Point B, New York

Donut Muffin, organized by Jessica Duffett and Tamara Gonzales, Dorsky Foundation, New York


Performance: Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory, New York

The escape from the banal everyday life into the world of the ideal, organized by Brooke Moyse,
NURTUREart, New York

Carol Salmanson/Stephen Truax, Storefront Bushwick, New York


Performance: Elmgreen & Dragset, Happy Days in the Art World, Performa 11, New York

WE ARE: Eriola Pira and Chelsea Haines, organized by Marco Antonini, NURTUREart, New York

In Between the Sheets, organized by Irena Jurek, Harlem Workspace, New York

Digital Plastic, organized by Armando Veve, RISD Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI


#Rank, organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida, Winkleman Gallery at SEVEN, Miami, FL

The Late Work, organized by Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker, Fisher Press, Santa Fe, NM


Curatorial Projects


The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, Cheim & Read, New York


Love, co-organized with Joshua Abelow/ART BLOG ART BLOG, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ


Portal, co-organized with Janis Ferberg, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

Portal, co-organized with Janis Ferberg, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown (ICAN), Sydney, Australia

Portal, co-organized with Janis Ferberg, Caochangdi, Beijing

Portal, co-organized with Janis Ferberg, Regina Rex, New York


Talks & Lectures


Golden Age, with M. Antonini and C. K. Ho, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA
Golden Age, with M. Antonini and C. K. Ho, Tapp’s Art Center, Columbia, SC
Golden Age, with M. Antonini and C. K. Ho, Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA), New York


“Ellora and Ajanta,” School of Visual Art (SVA), Art History, New York


“Artists on the Internet,” University of Nottingham, DRAH Conference, Ningbo, China


Awards & Residencies


2015 Frontispiece Hudson, Coxsackie, NY

2007 RISD Florence Leif Award for Excellence in Painting, Providence, RI

2006 RISD European Honors Program (EHP), Rome, Italy

2005 RISD American Academy of Poets Prize for Best Poem, Providence, RI




Shen, Denni. “Christopher K. Ho on Confucianism, White Privilege, and Art Dads.” Hyperallergic. June 23.

Butler, Sharon. “Quick Study.” Two Coats of Paint. May 21.


Antonini, Marco. “Conversation: Ariel Dill, Lauren Portada, Stephen Truax.” Golden Age,
         ed. Marco Antonini and Christopher K. Ho. NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., New York. October.

Ho, Christopher K. “Postscript to Golden Age.” Golden Age, ed. Marco Antonin, and Christopher K. Ho.
NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., New York. October.

Chapline, Jonathan. “Interview: Stephen Truax." #FFFFFF Walls. March 6.

Indrisek, Scott. “90 Artists Think in Pink at Cathouse FUNeral.” Black Book, New York, January 17.


Vartanian, Hrag. “And They’re Off: Friday Night Openings at BOS 2013.” Hyperallergic, New York. June 1.

Sutton, Benjamin. “10 Must-Visit Studios, Exhibitions, and More at BOS 2013.” ArtInfo, New York. May 30.

Gantert, Patrick and Nicole Killan. “Don’t Move to New York, or Do...” Wow Huh, New York. April 30.

Carl, Mikkel. “Sidste postkort fra New York (IRL).” Kopenhagen Magasin, Copenhagen. April 18.

Butler, Sharon. “Donut Muffin Examines Unification.” Two Coats of Paint, New York, March 6.

D’Agostino, Paul. “Armory Week: What to See.” The L magazine, New York. February 27.

Bartlett, Josey. “A painting sans paint, a sculpture on canvas.” Queens Chronicle, New York. January 3.


Rooney, Kara L. “The escape from the banal everyday life...” The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn. December.

Butler, Sharon. “Artists as Curators: Brooke Moyse.” Two Coats of Paint, New York. November 16.

Berg, Tatiana. “LOVE.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Winter.

Butler, Sharon. “Artists as Curators: Stephen Truax.” Two Coats of Paint, New York. November 13.

Panero, James. “Carol Salmanson/Stephen Truax at Storefront Bushwick.” The New Criterion, New York. June.

Short, Aaron. “Open Season! Bushwick’s biggest art event of the year.” The Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn, May 31.

Ho, Christopher K. “The Clinton Crew.” Wow Huh, New York. March 31.



Britton, Kate. “Social Media and Contemporary Art.” Das Superpaper, Sydney. October.

Xiao, An. “The INTERNETworked Bridge: Connected But Unequal.” Hyperallergic, New York. October 1.2

Chayka, Kyle. “Does Social Media Art Have to Be Online?” ArtInfo, New York. September 22.

Zak, Lena. “Social media art brings virtual audiences into cyber galleries.” CNN Travel, Sydney. August 29.

Bishop, Marlin. “Chelsea Gallery Expands into Bushwick.” WNYC Culture, New York. August 15.

Xiao, An. “An Open Challenge to Social Media Critics.” Hyperallergic, New York. July 18.


Butler, Sharon. “‘Unrelenting analysis’ continues to grip art world.” Two Coats of Paint. December 21.

Ho, Christopher K. and Kevin Zucker. The Late Work. Fisher Press, Santa Fe. February.

Panero, James. “Gallery Chronicle.” The New Criterion, New York. February.

Vartanian, Hrag. “A Gallery Grows in Bushwick.” Hyperallergic, New York. January 21.


Selected Published Texts


“Nicole Eisenman.” The Brooklyn Rail, New York, July/August.

“Raoul de Keyser: Drift.” The Brooklyn Rail, New York. May.

“John Walker: Looking out to Sea.” The Brooklyn Rail, New York. February.


Kristina Matousch catalog raisonné, ed. Jens Soneryd and Stephen Truax, Galleri Riis, Stockholm.



“John Walker.” “Ronnie Landfield.” “Lois Dodd.” “Tamara Gonzales.” Come Together: Surviving Sandy,
ed. Thyrza Goodeve. Dedalus Foundation, New York.

“Privacy Backlash Prompts Cancellation of Berlin Art Project.” Hyperallergic, New York. October 6.

“Public Display of Gay Men’s Photos, Texts Incites Outcry.” Hyperallergic, New York. October 3.

“An Artist-Turned-Drag Queen Reigns in Berlin.” Hyperallergic, New York. September 18.

“Autumn Preview: Berlin.” Apollo magazine, London. September 5.

“David Bowie is Everywhere.” Hyperallergic, New York. August 20.

“The 8th Berlin Biennale.” Apollo magazine, London. July 4.

“Shades of Bushwick at 48 Hours Neukölln.” Hyperallergic, New York. June 29.

“8th Berlin Biennale Curator on Contemporary Art and Gentrification.” Hyperallergic, New York. May 28.

“Carving a Space: The Boros Collection Bunker in Berlin.” Apollo magazine, London. May 29.

“David Ostrowski’s Emotional Paintings at Peres Projects.” Apollo magazine, London. May 15.

“What Happens at the Spa.” Adult magazine, New York. May 5.

“An American Doing Things.” Hyperallergic, New York. April 29.

“Drones, Data, and Deletion.” Hyperallergic, New York. April 21.



“Come Together: Surviving Sandy.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Fall.

“Anne Truitt at Matthew Marks.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Fall.

“James Viscardi at Ana Kustera.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Summer.

“Seeing the Invisible in a Humanitarian Crisis.” Hyperallergic, New York. June 13.

“The Impossible Desire of The Encyclopedic Palace.” Hyperallergic, New York. June 10.

“Shock of the View: Seeing and Scene at the Venice Biennale.” Hyperallergic, New York. June 6.

“Thomas Nozkowski at Pace.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Spring 2013.

“New Art Spaces in the Bushwick Area.” Hyperallergic, New York. January 9.



“LOVE: Conceptual Strategies in Contemporary Painting.” ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York. November

“dOCUMENTA (13).” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Fall.

“Sharon Hayes at the Whitney Museum of American Art.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Fall.

“Fuck Grad School, Let’s Have a House Party.” Hyperallergic, New York. September 11.

“The First Rule of the Biennial is You Don’t Talk About the Biennial.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Spring.

“Matthew Brannon at Casey Kaplan.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Spring.

“Thomas Scheibitz at Tanya Bonakdar.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Spring.



“ART BLOG ART BLOG.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Winter.

“Jeremy Shaw at MoMA PS1.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Winter.

“Lee Ufan at the Guggenheim.” ArtPulse magazine, Miami. Fall.

“Artists in Bushwick.” The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn. July.

“DIY Bushwick.” The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn. June.

“Interview: Stephen Truax v. Kevin Zucker.” BOMBLOG, New York. April 29.

“Bushwick Brought the Party to Scope NY 2011.” Hyperallergic, New York. March 4.



“Why Ed Winkleman Did #Rank at Seven Miami.” Hyperallergic, New York. December 29.

“Painting Real Fiction: Christopher K. Ho at Winkleman Gallery.” Hyperallergic, New York. December 16.

“Curatorial Knife: Artist Collective Regina Rex.” BushwickBK, Brooklyn. July 20.

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