Timeline

1969
Born, Belfonte, USA
1991
BFA, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, USA
1993
MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York
Lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2012
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA
2011
Inside the Painter's Studio, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, USA
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, USA
Counterpoint, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, USA
Pace Prints, New York, USA (solo)
2010
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Between Picture and Viewer, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
2008
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
2007
Counterparts: Contemporary Painters and Their Influences, Contemporary Center of Art, Virginia
The Game of Multiple Meaning: Symbolism and the Art of the Present, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Comic Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
COMIX, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
2006
Painting Codes, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy
The Complusive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
USA Today, The Royal Academy of Art, London, England
Imagination Becomes Reality, Part III. Talking Pictures, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Motion on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, England
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
2005
DA2 Domus Artium 2, Salamanca, Spain (solo)
Life and Limb, curated by David Humphrey, Feign Contemporary, New York, USA
Neobaroque, Salamanca, Spain
2004
Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque SITESanta Fe 5th International Biennial, Santa Fe, USA
26th Bienale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Funny Cuts – Cartoons and Comics in Contemporary Art, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center, USA
2003
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA (solo)
Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Painting Pictures; Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh touring to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and University of North Texas, Denton, USA
2002
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Galleries Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London, England
Pertaining to Painting, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
Jay Davis, Inka Essenhigh, Christian Schuman, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
La Part de l’Autre, Carre d’Art -Musee d’art contemporain de Nimes, France
2001
Works on paper, Victoria Miro Gallery (Project Room), London, England (solo)
Works on paper, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Hybrids, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
braille, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
2nd Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Works on paper: from Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Casino 2001, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
2000
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
The Figure: Another State of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, USA
Deitch/Steinberg New Editions, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Emotional Rescue, Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
To Infinity and Beyond, Brooke Alexander, New York, USA
New Paintings, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (solo)
American Landscapes: Recent Paintings by Inka Essenhigh, New Room of Contemporary Art, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (solo)
1999
Pleasure Dome, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, USA
The Armory Show, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA
A room with a view, Sixth @ Prince Fine Art, New York, USA
Blade Runner, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, USA
1998
Recent Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The New Surrealism, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, USA
Wild, Exit Art/The First World, New York, USA
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Summer Review, 98, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Celebrating Diversity: Contemporary Women Painters, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, USA
ANATOMY/INTELLECT, Stefanelli Exhibition Space, New York, USA
1997
Wallpaper Paintings, La Mama La Galleria, New York, USA (solo)
Sex/Industry, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA
The Art Exchange Fair, with Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Girls! Girls! Girls! Tricia Collins’ Grand Salon, New York, USA
1996
Set Off: Inaugural Group Show, View Room Exhibitions, New York, USA
Underexposed; Nine Young American Painters, André Zarre Gallery, New York, USA
Set Off: Inaugural Group Show, View Room Exhibitions, New York, USA
Anatomy Intellect, Stefanelli Exhibition Space, New York, USA
Featured Web Page Artist for December, Artists’ Space, New York, USA
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists’ Space, New York, USA
1994
Juried Group Show, School of Visual Arts, FirstFloor Gallery, New York, USA
1993
Young Ukrainian American Painters Group Show, Ukrainian Museum, New York, USA
Work-Play; Picture Thinking and the Analogical Imagination, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
Group Show: Inka Essenhigh, Stephen Mumford and Leemour Pelli: Paintings, School of Visual Arts, Wooster Street Gallery, New York, USA

Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art/MOMA, New York
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tate Gallery, London
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Literature

2007
Yannis Tsitsovits, Inka Essenhigh, Stimulus Response, no. 17/2007
2006
Jonathan T.D. Neil, Inka Essenhigh, Modern Painters, May 2006
2005
Eliza Williams, Inka Essenhigh, Flash Art, July – September 2005
2005
Inka Essenhigh, DA2 Domus Artium 2, Salamanca, Spain
2004
Bienal De Sao Paulo
2004
Swirls, Whrils and Mermaid Girls, Inka Essenhigh, Hilarie M. Sheets, Art News May 2004
2004
Sint-Lukas Galerij Brussel, Filip Luyckx, Inka Essenhigh, Jun-Jul-Aug 2004
2003
Jack Motram, Inka Essenhigh, Time List, May 2003
2003
Cary Levine, Inka Essenghigh, 303 Galllery, Art in America May 2003
2003
Barry Schwabsky, Tema Celeste Entering the Labyrinth March/April 2003
2003
David Gleeson, Inka Essenghigh, Victoria Miro Gallery, February 2003
2003
Bonnie Clearwater, Inka Essenhigh, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
2003
Reverie: Works from the Collection of Douglas S. Cramer, The Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
2002
Comic Release! Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Distributed Art Publishers Inc
2002
Paola Morsiani, Imogen Cornwall-Jones, Inka Essenhigh, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2002
Eddie Harrison, Inka Essenhigh, review of Fruitmarket exhibition, Metro Life, May 2003
2002
Ned Denny, Cartoon Death, New Statesman, 25 November 2002
2002
Katy Rochester, Inka Essenhigh, Time Out, 20 – 27 November 2002
2002
Michael Kimmelman, A Painter with Pop, The New York Times Magazine, 17 November 2002
2002
John Taylor Russel, Revenge of the Cute, The Times, 13 November 2002
2002
Louisa Buck, The World is Big and Time is Short, The Art Newspaper, November 2002
2002
Violet Fraser, A Brush with Violence, Art Review, November 2002
2002
In a World of its Own, Metro, (circ. 340,000) 31 October 2002
2002
Morgan Falconer, Fantastical creatures, What’s On in London, 30 October 2002
2002
Steven Vincent, A New Gloss on Essenhigh, Art & Auction, November 2002
2002
Julia Royse, Hot Art, Elle, November 2002
2002
Mandana Towhidy, Scratch the Surface, Dazed and Confused, July 2002
2002
Neru Ratnam, Inka Essenhigh, I-D Magazine, October 2002
2002
Vitamin P-New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon, 2002
2001
Eberhard Mayntz, Saskia Bos etc. 2. berlin biennale, volumes 1 and 2, berlin biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst e.v., Berlin, May
2001
Christoph Grunenberg, Hybrids, International Contemporary Painting, Tate Liverpool, April
2000
Ingrid Sischy, Gotta Paint, Vanity Fair, February, p. 140-147
2000
Stuart Shave, New York Doll ID Magazine.March
2000
Martin Herbert, Inka Essenhigh. Time Out, March 29 . No 1545
2000
Jonathan Jones, Inka Essenhigh. The Guardian. March 30
2000
Peter Plagens, Art in the Fast Lane, Newsweek (New York), April 10, p. 70-73
2000
Jeff Johnson, We love a Surrealist, Jane (New York), May, p. 52
2000
Max Henry, Inka’s inhibitions, http: //www.artnet.com/Magazine/Reviews/Gotham Dispatch, 31 May
2000
Goings On About Town, Inka Essenhigh, The New Yorker, 12 June, p. 16
2000
Anton Saul, Inka Essenhigh, Time Out New York, 15-22 June, p. 67
2000
Roberta Smith, Inka Essenhigh, The New York Times, 23 June
2000
David Ebony, Inka Essenhigh at Mary Boone Gallery
2000
http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/Reviews/Ebony, 27 June
2000
Marie-Pierre Nakamura, Inka Essenhigh: Entre spectacle et minimalisme, Art Actuel, Paris, July/August, p. 78-81
2000
Michael Glover, Inka Essenhigh, Art News, Summer, p. 218-219
2000
David Hunt, A New Grammar of Motion, Flash Art, October, p. 74-77
2000
David Colman, David Sims, Master Class, Harper’s Bazaar (New York), December, p. 224-229
2000
Lytle Shaw, To Infinity and Beyond, Time Out New York, 14 - 18 December, p. 115
1999
Jay Murphy, Pop Surrealism, World Art, January, p. 70-71
1999
Grady T. Turner, Abstracted Flesh, Flash Art, January, p. 66-69
1999
Robert Mahoney, Inka Essenhigh, http://www.artnet.com/Magazine, 5 February
1999
Christian Viveros-Faune, Inka Essenhigh, artnet.com, January
1999
Max Henry, Gotham Dispatch, artnet.com, January, 1999
1999
Phoebe Hoban, The Mod Squad, New York Magazine, 11 January, p. 30-37
1999
Grace Glueck, Inka Essenhigh, The New York Times, 15 January, p. B40
1999
Dominique Nahas, Inka Essenhigh, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, 15 January, p. 7
1999
Christian Viveros-Faune, Art: Hot Stuff, New York Press, 27 January, p. 6
1999
Martha Schwendener, Inka Essenhigh, Time Out New York, 28 January - 4 February, p. 67
1999
Jerry Saltz, hot off the press, , 4 Feb
1999
Christian Viveros-Faune, calamity Inka, http://www.artnet.com/Magazine, 5 Feb
1999
Jerry Saltz, Heat Seekers, The Village Voice, 9 February, p. 125
1999
David Humphrey, New York e-mail: Thursday Feb 4 ’99 18:10:28, Art Issues, March/April, p. 34-34
1999
Grady T. Turner, Ouverture: Inka Essenhigh, Flash Art, March/April, p. 106
1999
Barry Schwabsky, Inka Essenhigh, Artforum, April, p. 123-124
1999
Sarah Valdez, Inka Essenhigh at Deitch Projects, Art in America, May, p. 157-158
1999
Laura Hoptman, Nothing Natural: Laura Hoptman on Inka Essenhigh, frieze, July/August, p. 74-75
1999
Michael Lavine, Iconograph, Ray Gun, August
1999
Neville Wakefield, Three to Watch, Elle Decor, August/September, p. 78-79
1999
Best of Manhattan: Best Gallery Exhibitions, New York Press, 22 September
1999
Douglas Dreishpoon, American Landscapes: Recent Paintings by Inka Essenhigh, New Room of Contemporary Art, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, November
1998
Richard Klein, Dominique Nahas, Ingrid Schaffner, Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, June
1998
Art Picks, Simon Says, January
1998
Something Wild, New York Post, 24 January
1998
First Look, Simon Says, February
1998
Kim Levin, Wild, The Village Voice/Voice Choices, 3 February, p. 76
1998
Erik Bakke, William R. Kaizen, Shelley Ward Mob Rule #10, NY Arts Magazine, March,p. 8
1998
Grady Turner, Wild, NY Arts Magazine, March, p. 23, 37
1998
Robert Murdock, IInka Essenhigh: Recent Painting, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, 1 March, p. 17-18
1998
Douglas Maxwell, Inka Essenhigh: Recent Painting, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, 1 March, p. 17-18
1998
Grady Turner, Gramercy Art Fair, NY Arts Magazine, June
1998
Grady Turner, Editor’s Choice, BOMB, Summer, p. 17
1998
Barry Schwabsky Inka Essenhigh, art/text, August
1998
Steven Henry Madoff, Pop Surrealism, Artforum, October, p. 120
1998
Scott Dietsch, The New Surrealism Gets Real, The Villager, 4 November, p. 1
1998
Julia Chaplin, The painter who’s getting a Lot of Inka, Interview, p. 50
1998
Inka Essenhigh, Centerfold, NY Arts Magazine, (commissioned art work), December
1998
Inka Essenhigh, Joy to the World, Interview, December