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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MFA in Sculpture, Columbia University, New York, NY / 2010
BA in Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT / 2004
Two-Person Exhibition w/ JJ Peet, Fort Worth Contemporary Gallery at TCU, Fort Worth, TX (Upcoming: August - October)
Out of Sight, Vital 5, Seattle, WA (Upcoming: August)
MDF Blog, Planthouse, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, Disambiguation, Please, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR
Potato Eaters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Winter Wheat, Glassbox Gallery, Seattle, WA
Good Neighbor, Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle, WA Out of Sight, Vital 5, Seattle, WA
Bath-Haus Biennail, Organic Produce, Bowen Island, BC
Image Not Available, LxWxH, Seattle, WA
Here We Are, Opsis Art, Seoul, South Korea
Donut Muffin, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, NY
Solo Exhibition, Mimicry, Opsis Art, Seoul, South Korea
Artificial Tears, Soloway, Williamsburg, NY
Home World, Valley and Taylor, Seattle, WA
Bemis Invitational, Bemis Art Building, Seattle WA
Farewell, Galerie Ferdinand Van Dieten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A Failed Entertainment, Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Moment of Transposition, Ilmin Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Durer’s Rhinoceros, Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
Irrelevant, Arario Gallery, New York, NY
Please Jump Around Here, The Storefront, Bushwick, NY
B-Sides, 6-8 Months Project Space, New York, NY
A Failed Entertainment, Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York
Between the Cup and the Lip, V & A, New York, NY
First Year Exhibition, Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
Begin Again Right Back Here, White Columns, New York, NY (curated by B. Wurtz)
Mixed Emotions, Brooklyn Fireproof, Williamsburg, NY
The Encampment, Southpoint, Roosevelt Island, NY (curated by Thom Sokoloski)
Glow Worms II, Stairwell Gallery, Providence, RI (curated by Sophia Dixon)
Homo Bellicus, ParisLondonNewYork, Williamsburg, NY
Down the Street and Around the Corner, Queens Blackout Division, L.I.C, NY
Glow Worms, Current Space, Baltimore, MD (curated by Sophia Dixon)
Normal Space, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
Too Close to Home, 510 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY
Endless Summer, Green Hall Gallery at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Publications as Author/Editor
"Personal Boundaries," Art in America, June/July, 2016. 47-50.
“Drawn Together,” Art in America, January, 2016. 23-26.
“Dad vs. Kim-Jong Il,” Heck, Issue 1, 2015. 11-13.
“Pics and it didn’t Happen,” Arcade, Issue 33.2, Fall 2015.
“Xenia,” La Norda Specialo, #11, August 1, 2015.
“Standing Still,” Tabletop (blog). July 31, 2014.
“Forever and a Day,” Tabletop (blog). June 9, 2013.
“Sky Lobby,” Lullin & Ferrari. Zurich, Switzerland. August 31 – October 27, 2013. Press Release for Mamiko Otsubo.
“Incidental Subjects,” Tabletop (blog). September 12. 2013.
“Inherent Color,” Tabletop (blog). December 6, 2012.
“Idea / Equivalent,” Horton Gallery. New York, NY. April 5 – May 5, 2012. Press Release for Mamiko Ostubo.
“Nudge Nudge Me Do,” Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. New York, NY. March 23 – April 23, 2011. Press Release for Grayson Cox (written in collaboration with Alison Guidry).
“Passive Institutional Controls,” Columbia: A Journal of Arts and Letters, Issue 48 (Arts Editor), 2010.
Good Neighbor, Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle, WA. (curated by Amanda Donnan in collaboration with Dawn Cerny and myself)
Seattle Art Museum Party in the Park, Olympic Sculpture Park
Retreat 5102503 (in collaboration with Dawn Cerny)
Two-Person Exhibition, Image Not Available, LxWxH, Seattle, WA. (in collaboration with Sam Wildman)
A True Story, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY. (in collaboration with Sam Rhee)(organized by Ad Hoc Vox Box)
Self-Camera: Repositioning the Modern Self, Changwon Biennial, Sungsang Art Hall, Changwon, South Korea, (in collaboration with Alison Guidry) (curated by Baik-gyun Kim and Woong-Kie Kim)
Two-Person Exhibition, The Everyman Armor: In Remembrance of Kim Kim-Kim, Galerie Ferdinand Van Dieten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (in collaboration with Alison Guidry) (with Mounir Fatmi)
Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY, (in collaboration with Alison Guidry) (curated by Anthony Huberman)
Versing, Studio Otsubo, Brooklyn, NY (in collaboration with H. G. Masters)
*Manitach, Amanda, “Winter Wheat,” art ltd., Jan/Feb 2016. 28-29.
*Graves, Jen, “With its New Show Unstoppable, INCA Strives to Expand the Lexicon of Seattle’s Art Conversation,” The Stranger, Seattle, WA, December 16, 2015.
*Graves, Jen, “Into his Gourds,” The Stranger (COVER), Seattle, WA, Vol. 25, No. 13, Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2015.
*Flock, T.S., “The Art Walk of 2015: First Thursday, November 5 in Pioneer Square,” Vanguard Seattle, November 4, 2015.
*Manitach, Amanda, “See it this Week: 'Spin the Bottle' at Annex, 'Yakuza Apocalypse' at SIFF, First Thursday Art Walk,” City Arts, Seattle, WA, November 2, 2015.
*Graves, Jen, “Recommended: Robert Rhee: Winter Wheat,” The Stranger: Arts & Performance, Seattle, WA.
*Manitach, Amanda, “Seattle is Fucking Thirsty,” City Arts, Seattle, WA August 3, 2015.
Cortes, Amber, “ART SEEN: ‘Out of Sight’ Pops Up with Seattle Art Fair,” Hamptons Art Hub, August 2, 2015.
Graves, Jen, “The Real Seattle Art Fair is Out of Sight,” The Stranger, Seattle, WA, July 29, 2015.
Ryzik, Melena, “First Seattle Art Fair Opens,” The New York Times, New York, NY, August 5, 2015. p. C3.
Ryzik, Melena, “Seattle Art Fair Receives a Boost from Tech’s Big Spenders,” The New York Times, New York, NY, August 2, 2015. p. C1.
*Graves, Jen, “Artbnb—Xenia Turns Condo Rental into an Installation,” The Stranger, Seattle, WA, May 13, 2015.
*Carty, Bill, “The Project Rooms Next Chapter,” City Arts, Seattle, WA, April 24, 2015.
Manitach, Amanda, “Airbnb as Art Installation,” City Arts, March 24, 2015.
Jung, Suk-Bum, “Mimicry,” The Korea Economic Daily, October 29, 2013.
Koh, Mi-Suk, “Mimicry,” Dong-A Ilbo, October 29, 2013.
Manitach, Amanda, “Home World at Valley and Taylor,” City Arts, October 31, 2013.
“The Moment of Transposition,” Monthly Art Magazine, “Issue 309, October 2010. p. 212
Kim, Baik-Gyun, “Exhibition Review,” Seoul Art Guide, Vol. 106, October 2010. p. 174
Lee, Ji-Yun, “Review: The Moment of Transposition,” Weekly Dong-A, September 28, 2010. p. 170.
Koh, Mi-Suk, “Transposition Visualized,” Dong-A Ilbo, September 14, 2010. p. A24.
Hwang, In-Chan, “Annual Ilmin Exhibition,” Dong-A Ilbo, September 11, 2010. p. A27.
Hwang, Jin-Young, “Curator’s Note,” Contemporary Art Journal, Vol. 4, August 2010. p. 90 – 96.
Shuster, Robert, “Tim Hawkinson's 'One Man Band'; Michael Alan's 'Harmonious Opposites' Plus Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don't Make Work About Being Asian at Arario Gallery,” The Village Voice, New York, NY, July 20, 2010.
Vartanian, Hrag, “Beyond Hello Kitty: Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian,” Hyperallergic, July 12, 2010.
Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review-Review: Begin Again Right Back Here,” The New York Times, New York, NY, October 3, 2008. p. E35.
Workshop, The Project Room, 10,000 Year Warning System, Seattle, WA. February 28, 2015
Voting Panelist, Capitol Hill Gateway Kiosk and Neighborhood Solar Artwork Installations, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA, Nov 2014 – January 2015
Artist Talk, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, January 24, 2013
“Workshop: Community Engagement,” Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, 2011
Lecture/Presentation, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 24, 2009
Lecture/Reading, The Flux Factory, Queens, NY, May 11, 2006
Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts (In Process), The Stranger, Seattle, WA, 2016
Visual Arts Grant (nominee), Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY
Arts Writers Grant (short-list), Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, New York, NY
Lotos Foundation Award (nominee), Lotos Club, New York, NY
MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture (nominee), Dedalus Foundation, NY, NY
Sudler Fund Grantee, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA