Josiah McElheny  (American, 1966) 

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Josiah McElheny Biography
1966   Born in Boston, Massachusetts
1987   European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy; Study with Master Glassblower Ronald Wilkinson, London, England
1988   BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1989   Fellowship for study in Sweden, American-Scandinavian Foundation
1989 - 1991   Apprentice to Master Glassblower Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven-Ake Carlsson, Transjö, Sweden
1993   Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1995   Award Winner, 1995 Biennial Competition of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, New York
1996   Artist Grant, Art Matters, Inc., New York, New York
1992 - 1997   Apprentice to Master Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra; various locations: Seattle, Washington, New York, New York, Switzerland
1998   Bagley Wright Fund Award, Seattle, Washington
1998   The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, Artist-in-Residence
2000   The 15th Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
2000   University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Faculty
2001 - 2003   Visiting critic, Yale University School of Art, Sculpture
2003   Dia:Chelsea, New York, New York, Artists on Artists Lecture Series Featured Speaker on Donald Judd
2005   Public Art Fund, Talks at The New School, New York
  Lives and works in New York, New York
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago, In Collaboration with John Vinci, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013   Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2013   Lumber Room, Portland, OR
2013   Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, January 26 – April 7
2012   Interactions of the Abstract Body, White Cube, London, United Kingdom
2012   The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2012   Some thoughts about the abstract body, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2011   Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge, Other: Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe, Harvard Arts
2011   The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2011   Tate Modern Live: Push and Pull, a two-day performance event, with Andrea Geyer, Tate
2010   Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY February 19–May 16, 2010
2009   Allan Kaprow YARD, Hauser & Wirth, New York, New York
2009   Universal Code, curated by Gregory Burke, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario
2009   Innovations in the third dimension: Sculpture of our time, curated by Nancy Hall-Duncan, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
2009   Sense and Sentiment. Mistakes are closely followed by Effects, curated by Eva Maria Stadler and Sabeth Buchmann, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2009   Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2009   Island Universe, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008   Island Universe, White Cube, London, United Kingdom (catalogue) (solo)
2008   Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2008   Das Lichtklub von Batavia/The Light Club of Batavia, Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008   The Last Scattering Surface, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (solo)
2008   Objects of Value, curated by Rene Morales, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2008   Multi-Part Art, Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2008   Mildred's Lane, curated by J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, Alexander Gray Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Spring Wound, Orchard, New York, New York
2008   Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art and Science, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2008   Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
2007   The Alpine Cathedral and The City Crown, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (solo)
2007   Cosmology, Design and Landscape, Part Two, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2007   Projects 84: Josiah McElheny, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (solo)
2006   “Modernity 1929-1965”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2006   Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2006   “Dynasty”, Gallery MC, New York, New York
2006   “Super Vision”, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
2005   “Part Object Part Sculpture”, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oct 30 – Feb 26, 2006
2005   “Spectrum”, Galerie Lelong, New York, December 9 – January 28, 2006
2005   Landscape Models for Total Reflective Abstraction, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma (solo)
2004   “Total Reflective Abstraction,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2004   “The Cobweb”, Centro Galego de Arte Conemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2004   “Printemps de Septembre á Toulouse: In Extremis, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France
2003   “Antipodes: Josiah McElheny,” White Cube, London, Great Britain (solo)
2003   “Theories About Reflection,” Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2003   “Warped Space”, CCA Watts Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California
2003   “Borges Exhibition”, Volume Gallery, New York, New York
2003   “Once Upon a Time: Fiction and Fantasy in Contemporary Art, Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York State Museum, Albany, New York
2002   “Family”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2002   “Keep in touch,” Brent Sikkema, New York, New York
2002   Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
2001   Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas (solo)
2001   “The Metal Party,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (solo)
2001   “Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s”, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California (Traveled to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Hood Museum, Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire; and Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Ohio)
2001   “Musings: Contemporizing Tradition,” Gallery 312, Chicago, Illinois
2001   “Body Space,” The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
2000   Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2000   "Exhibition Room: Francis Cape, Josiah McElheny, and Yinka Shonibare," Real Art Ways, Hartford Connecticut
2000   “Christian Dior, Jorges Luis Borges, Adolf Loos,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
2000   Brent Sikkema, New York, New York (solo)
1999   The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)
1999   The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1999   “Patentia,” Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1998   “At Home in the Museum,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1998   “Personal Touch,” Art in General, New York, New York
1997   “Paul Bloodgood, Paula Hayes, Josiah McElheny, Sandra Vallejos,” AC Project Room, NYC
1997   “Non-Decorative Beautiful Objects,” AC Project Room, New York, New York (solo)
1996   “Three Alter Egos,” Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1996   Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)
1996   Labor of Love,” The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1996   “Drawings from the Mab Library,” AC Project Room, New York, New York
1995   “VER-RÜCKT,” Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany
1995   Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1995   Installation with Ancient Roman Glass, Ancient Mediterranean and Egypt Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1994   “Authentic History,” Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (solo)
1994   First Fundraising Exhibition, American Fine Arts Company, New York
1994   "Wunderkammer," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
1993   “originals, fakes, reproductions,” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
1990   Arnescruv, Sweden, permanent installation of the "Jägarens Glasmuseet" (The Hunter's Glass Museum) (solo)
Literature
  Avgikos, Jan. "Josiah McElheny: The Art of Authentic Forgery,” GLASS 54 (Winter 1993), pp. 22-29.
  Brunetti, John. “Josiah McElheny,” New Art Examiner (February 2001), pp. 47-48.
  Fredericksen, Eric. “The Glass Artist,” The Stranger Vol. 6, No. 14 (December 26, 1996 - January 1, 1997), p. 19.
  Glowen, Ron. “Josiah McElheny at Donald Young Gallery,” Artweek Vol. 28, No. 2 (February 1997), p. 28.
  Avgikos, Jan. "Josiah McElheny: The Art of Authentic Forgery,” GLASS 54 (Winter 1993), pp. 22-29.
  McElheny, Josiah. “McElheny, Josiah. Interview with Arturo Herrera. Bomb 93 Fall 2005 pp 68-75
  McElheny, Josiah. Rothkopf, Scott and Josiah McElheny. “1000 Words.” Artforum, Nov. 2005 pp. 236-237
  McElheny, Josiah, “A Short History of the Glass Mirror”, Cabinet, Issue 14, (August 2004), pp. 56-57
  Mcelheny, Josiah. “Useful Noguchi.” Artforum, November 2004, pp 176-179
  McElheny, Josiah. “Proposal for Total Reflective Abstraction,” Cabinet, Issue 14, (August 2004), pp. 98-100.
  McElheny, Josiah, “Invisible Hand,” Artforum. (Summer 2004), pg. 209.
  “Josiah McElheny’s Glasswork Dazzles at Donald Young Gallery,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (January 31, 1997), What’s Happening, p. 15.
  Hixson, Kathryn. “Glass, Apprenticeship and Josiah McElheny,” ,New Art Examiner (February 2001), p. 72.
  Israel, Nico. “Josiah McElheny: AC Project Room,” ArtForum (March 1998), pp. 100 – 101.
  Johnson, Ken. "Art in Review: Josiah McElheny." The New York Times (March 17, 2000), p. B35.
  Saltz, Jerry. “Josiah McElheny, ‘Non-Decorative Beautiful Objects’,” Time Out, Issue110 (October 30 - November 6, 1997).
  Schleifer, Kristen Brooke. “Josiah McElheny,” Artnews, (February 2001), p. 161.
  Smith, Roberta. “Multiple Realities Clash in a World of Shimmering Reflections,” The New York Times (April 11, 2003), p. E32.
  The New Yorker. (February 20 & 27, 1995), Talk of the Town, review, "Dan Peterman/Josiah McElheny," p. 44.
  “Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century”, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005. pp. 86-97 (Accompanied by a DVD of Art 21: Season 3, produced by PBS Home Video)