Josiah McElheny

The Club for Modern Fashions
2013
Glass pavilion site-specific installation and performance
ARG# MJ2013-003

 

Installation view:
"Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago,"
Arts Club of Chicago
17 September - 14 December 2013

 

The Club for Modern Fashions
2013
Glass pavilion site-specific installation and performance
ARG# MJ2013-003

 

Installation view:
"Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago,"
Arts Club of Chicago
17 September - 14 December 2013

Installation view detail:

Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago
Arts Club of Chicago
17 September - 14 December 2013

Installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago
Arts Club of Chicago
17 September - 14 December 2013

Installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Yellow Czech Modernism and Green German Modernism
2010-2012
hand-blown glass objects with flashed color, extruded colored glass filters, LED electric  lighting, painted wood display structure
21 x 65 x 18 3/4 inches (53.3 x 165.1 x 47.6 cm)
ARG# MJ2010-014

Bruno Taut's Monument to Socialist Spirituality (After Mies van der Rohe)
2009
Hand blown and molded glass modules, wood and hardware
105 3/4 x 75 x 55 inches (268.6 x 190.5 x 139.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-001

Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Performance installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

Installation view:

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

The Light Club of Vizcaya - A Women's Picture
2012
High-definition video (color, sound); 30 minutes
Edition of 10, 2 APs
ARG# MJ2012-019

Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
January 26 – April 7, 2013

The Past Was A Mirage I'd left Far Behind
2011-2012
Materials to be confirmed: Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014

Installation view:
SLOW BURN – AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES
Fundament Foundation
Spoorzone 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands
June 4 - June 23, 2013

Photo by Dirk Pauwels
courtesy of the artist, Fundament Foundation and White Cube, London

The Past Was A Mirage I'd left Far Behind
2011-2012
Materials to be confirmed: Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014

Installation view:
SLOW BURN – AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES
Fundament Foundation
Spoorzone 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands
June 4 - June 23, 2013

Photo by Dirk Pauwels
courtesy of the artist, Fundament Foundation and White Cube, London

The Past Was A Mirage I'd left Far Behind
2011-2012
Materials to be confirmed: Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014

Installation view:
SLOW BURN – AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES
Fundament Foundation
Spoorzone 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands
June 4 - June 23, 2013

Photo by Dirk Pauwels
courtesy of the artist, Fundament Foundation and White Cube, London

Island Universe
2008
Chromed aluminum, handblown glass, electric lights. Consisting of five elements arranged in a grid at specific heights
Dimensions variable, largest element is approximately 12' in diameter, smallest is approximately 7' in diameter
ARG# MJ2008-004


Installation view:
Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

Study for The Center Is Everywhere
2012
Brass, cut lead crystal, electric lighting, hand-bound book
84 x 32 inches, installed 6 inches above the floor; book approx. 7 x 10 inches
ARG# MJ2012-020

Installation view:
 


Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

 

Installation view:

 

Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

 

Installation view:
Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012


 


 

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

 

Installation view:
Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

 

Installation view:
Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction
2012
Aluminum, low-iron mirror, projection cloth, film transferred to video, video projectors with stands, wood, metal hardware
Three parts, overall dimensions variable
ARG# MJ2012-004

 

Installation view:
Some Pictures of the Infinite
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
June 22 - September 23, 2012

Installation view:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

 

Installation view:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

 

Models for an abstract body (after Trockel and Walther)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches
(166.1 x 77.5 x 49.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-010

Detail of:


Models for an abstract body (after Trockel and Walther)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches
(166.1 x 77.5 x 49.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-010

 

Installation view:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

Models for an abstract body (after McQueen)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches
(166.1 x 77.5 x 49.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-011

Detail of:


Models for an abstract body (after McQueen)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches
(166.1 x 77.5 x 49.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-011

 

Installation view:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

Installation view:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

Models for an abstract body (after Fontana)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches
(166.1 x 62.2 x 44.5 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-008

Detail of:


Models for an abstract body (after Fontana)
2012
patinated cold-roll steel, cedar wood, low iron glass, hand blown and carved glass
65 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches
(166.1 x 62.2 x 44.5 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-008

 

Walking Mirror 2
2012
cedar wood, mirror, cloth straps, metal hardware, wood pedestal, china marker drawing, performance instructions, periodic performance
66 x 33 x 30 1/4 inches
(167.6 x 83.8 x 76.8 cm)
Edition of 2, 1AP
ARG# MJ2012-014.1

Performance during exhibition:


Some thoughts about the abstract body
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
May 19 - June 30, 2012

 

Imaginary Paintings
2012
Seven early twentieth-century picture frames,
German colored sheet glass, brass nameplates, hand lettering
Overall: 47 x 84 inches (119.4 x 213.4 cm)
ARG# MJ2012-022

A Painter's Life
2012
Eight letterpress prints on vintage handmade Umbria paper
12 x 9 1/4 inches (30.5 x 23.5 cm)
Edition of 12, 8AP
ARG# MJ2012-021

Detail of:


A Painter's Life
2012
Eight letterpress prints on vintage handmade Umbria paper
12 x 9 1/4 inches (30.5 x 23.5 cm)
Edition of 12, 8AP
ARG# MJ2012-021

The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind
2011-2012
Wood, Mirror, Screen material and Projection. Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014


Installation view:
The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny
Whitechapel Gallery, London
September 7, 2011 – July 20, 2012

 

The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind
2011-2012
Wood, Mirror, Screen material and Projection. Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014


Installation view:
The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny
Whitechapel Gallery, London
September 7, 2011 – July 20, 2012

The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind
2011-2012
Wood, Mirror, Screen material and Projection. Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014


Installation view:
The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny
Whitechapel Gallery, London
September 7, 2011 – July 20, 2012

The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind
2011-2012
Wood, Mirror, Screen material and Projection. Seven multiple reflective screens made of mirrored glass, wood, and projection cloth. Experimental abstract films programmed to change throughout the period of one year.
dimensions variable upon installation
ARG# MJ2011-014


Installation view:
The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny
Whitechapel Gallery, London
September 7, 2011 – July 20, 2012

Installation view:


Crystalline Architecture
Curated by Josiah McElheny
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
July 1 - August 20, 2010
Gallery2

 

Crystal Mirror 2
2010
Mirrored, ground and polished optical glass, painted wood, metal bracket
26 1/8 x 18 x 5 7/8 inches
(66.4 x 45.7 x 14.9 cm)
ARG# MJ2010-004

Charlotte Perriand (and Carlo Scarpa), Blue
2010
Hand blown glass, wood, metal, and polished lacquer paint
34 x 60 x 13 inches
(86.4 x 152.4 x 33 cm)
ARG# MJ2010-001

Crystalline Landscape After Hablik and Luckhardt
2010
Hand-blown, molded, cut glass, extruded colored sheet glass
laminated to low-iron mirror, two-way mirror, birch plywood,
electric lighting
66 h. x 30 x 48 inches (167.64 h. x 76.2 x 121.92)
ARG# MJ2010-003

Blue Italian Modernism and Red Finnish Modernism
2010
Hand-blown, cut, flashed glass, extruded colored glass filters,
colored LED lighting system, painted wood
65 h. x 21 x 18 inches (165 x 53.34 x 45.72 cm)
ARG# MJ2010-006

Installation view:


Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
September 12 - October 17, 2009

Aino Aalto (and Tapio Wirkkala), Yellow
2009
Hand blown glass, wood, and polished lacquer paint
47 1/8 x 39 x 11 inches (119.7 x 99.1 x 27.9 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-004

Bruno Taut's Monument to Socialist Spirituality (After Mies van der Rohe)
2009
Hand blown and molded glass modules, wood and hardware
105 3/4 x 75 x 55 inches (268.6 x 190.5 x 139.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-001

Detail of:


Bruno Taut's Monument to Socialist Spirituality (After Mies van der Rohe)
2009
Hand blown and molded glass modules, wood and hardware
105 3/4 x 75 x 55 inches (268.6 x 190.5 x 139.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-001

Charlotte Perriand (and Carlos Scarpa), Red
2009
Hand blown glass, wood, metal, and polished lacquer paint
31 1/4 x 90 x 13 inches
(79.4 x 228.6 x 33 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-003

Installation view:


Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
September 12 - October 17, 2009

Lilly Reich (and Wilhelm Wagenfeld), Blue
2009
Hand blown glass, wood, engraved low-iron glass, and polished lacquer paint
14 x 120 1/8 x 10 inches (35.6 x 305.1 x 25.4 cm)
ARG# MJ2009-002

Bruno Taut on Mies van der Rohe (1922), i
2009
Drawing on silver gelatin photograph using color retouching pencil
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Edition variant of 4, 1AP
ARG# MJ2009-005

The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown
2007
Hand-blown glass, metal, painted wood, acrylic, electric lighting
14 ft x 8 ft x 9 ft 9 in
ARG# MJ2007-001


Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: The Alpine Cathedral and The City-Crown
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
December 1, 2007 - April 13, 2008


© Josiah McElheny

The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown
2007
Hand-blown glass, metal, painted wood, acrylic, electric lighting
14 ft x 8 ft x 9 ft 9 in
ARG# MJ2007-001


Installation view:
Josiah McElheny: The Alpine Cathedral and The City-Crown
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
December 1, 2007 - April 13, 2008


© Josiah McElheny

Chromatic Modernism (Yellow, Red, Blue)
2008
Hand blown glass, colored laminated sheet glass, low iron sheet glass, anodized aluminum and electric lights
84 x 68 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches
(213.4 x 173.7 x 48.9 cm)
ARG# MJ2008-006


© Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Chromatic Modernism (Yellow, Red, Blue)
2008
Hand blown glass, colored laminated sheet glass, low iron sheet glass, anodized aluminum and electric lights
84 x 68 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches
(213.4 x 173.7 x 48.9 cm)
ARG# MJ2008-006


© Josiah McElheny

Island Universe
2008
Chromed aluminum, handblown glass, electric lights. Consisting of five elements arranged in a grid at specific heights
Dimensions variable, largest element is approximately 12' in diameter, smallest is approximately 7' in diameter
ARG# MJ2008-004


Installation view:
Island Universe
White Cube, London
October 14 - November 15, 2008


© Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Island Universe
2008
Chromed aluminum, handblown glass, electric lights. Consisting of five elements arranged in a grid at specific heights
Dimensions variable, largest element is approximately 12' in diameter, smallest is approximately 7' in diameter
ARG# MJ2008-004


© Josiah McElheny

Model for a Film Set (The Light Spa at the Bottom of a Mine)
2008
Colored glass modules,
cement, wood
37 x 37 1/2 x 68 inches
(94 x 95.3 x 172.7 cm)
ARG# MJ2008-001


© Josiah McElheny

Endless Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism
2007
Hand-blown mirrored glass, low-iron and transparent mirror,
metal, wood, electric lighting
94 1/2 x 92 3/4 x 92 3/4 in
(240 x 235.6 x 235.6 cm)
ARG# MJ2007-004


© Josiah McElheny

Twentieth Century Modernism, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely
2006
Hand blown mirrored glass, display structure, transparent mirror and electric lighting
31 1/4 x 188 x 18 3/4 inches
(79.4 x 477.5 x 47.6 cm)
ARG# MJ2006-002


© Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Twentieth Century Modernism, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely
2006
Hand blown mirrored glass, display structure, transparent mirror and electric lighting
31 1/4 x 188 x 18 3/4 inches
(79.4 x 477.5 x 47.6 cm)
ARG# MJ2006-002


© Josiah McElheny

Scale Model for a Totally Reflective Landscape (Expo)
2007
Hand blown mirrored glass, industrial mirror and wood
14 7/8 x 43 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches
ARG# MJ2007-002


© Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Scale Model for a Totally Reflective Landscape (Expo)
2007
Hand blown mirrored glass, industrial mirror and wood
14 7/8 x 43 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches
ARG# MJ2007-002


© Josiah McElheny

An End to Modernity
2005
Nickel plated aluminum, electric lighting, hand-blown glass, steel cable and rigging
Approximately 180 x 180 x 150 inches
ARG#MJ2006-001

Modernity circa 1952, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely
2004
Hand blown mirrored glass objects, chrome metal display, glass and mirror
30 1/2 h. x 56 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches


©Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Modernity circa 1952, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely
2004
Hand blown mirrored glass objects, chrome metal display, glass and mirror
30 1/2 h. x 56 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches


©Josiah McElheny

Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction
2004
Mirrored glass table with hand blown mirrored glass objects
24h. x 108 x 92 inches


©Josiah McElheny

Detail of:


Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction
2004
Mirrored glass table with hand blown mirrored glass objects
24h. x 108 x 92 inches

 

©Josiah McElheny

The Metal Party: Reconstructing a Party held in Dessau on February 9, 1929
2001
A Project of the Public Art Fund, New York and Yerba Buena Center for the ARts, San Francisco, CA



©Josiah McElheny

From an Historical Anecdote about Fashion
2000
Blown glass objects, display case, five framed digital prints
case dimensions: 18 h. 25 1/2 inches, each
installation view at Donald Young Gallery, Chicago


©Josiah McElheny

Biography

Born 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts
Lives and works in New York City

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014
Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois forthcoming

2013
Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago, In Collaboration with John Vinci, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 17 – December 14
Lumber Room, Portland, OR, September 8 – December 7
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, January 26 – April 7

2012
Interactions of the Abstract Body, White Cube, London, United Kingdom, November 16 – January 12, 2013
Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, June 22 – October 14 (catalogue)
Some thoughts about the abstract body, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, May 18 – June 30

2011
Josiah McElheny's Island Universe, Harvard Arts Museum, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15 
The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom, September 7, 2011 – August 12, 2012
Tate Modern Live: Push and Pull, a two-day performance event, with Andrea Geyer, Tate
Modern, London, United Kingdom, March 19

2010
Crystalline Modernity, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois,  November 12 - January 28, 2011

2009
Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York, September 12 - October 17
A Space for an Island Universe, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, January 28 - March 20

2008
Island Universe, White Cube, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Das Lichtklub von Batavia/The Light Club of Batavia, Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin, Germany
The Last Scattering Surface, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2007
The Alpine Cathedral and The City Crown, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Cosmology, Design and Landscape, Part Two, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Projects 84: Josiah McElheny, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2006
Modernity 1929–1965, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York
Cosmology, Design and Landscape – Part One, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005
Landscape Models for Total Reflective Abstraction, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma (brochure)

2004
Total Reflective Abstraction, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2003
Theories About Reflection, Brent Sikkema, New York, New York
Antipodes: Josiah McElheny, White Cube, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)

2002
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (catalogue)

2001
Works 1994–2000, Gallery of Art at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas (brochure)
The Metal Party, The Public Art Fund, New York, New York (catalogue)
The Metal Party, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

2000
Christian Dior, Jorges Luis Borges, Adolf Loos, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Brent Sikkema, New York, New York

1999
The Story of Glass, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts (catalogue)
An Historical Anecdote About Fashion, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (catalogue)

1997
Non-Decorative Beautiful Objects, AC Project Room, New York, New York

1996
Three Alter Egos, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1995
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Installation at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom (with Adam Rolston)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York (with Dan Peterman)
Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (with Dan Peterman)

1994
Authentic History, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1993
originals, fakes, reproductions, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1990
Arnescruv, Sweden, permanent installation of the "Jägarens Glasmuseet" (The Hunter's Glass Museum)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
A Machinery for Living, organized by Walead Beshty, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, July 2 –August 8
Simple shapes, curated by Jean de Loisy, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, June 13 – November 5
STAGE SET STAGE on Identity and Institutionalism, curated by Barbara Clausen, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal, Canada, January 16

2013
Jason Simon, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, New York, November 10 - December 22
Come Together, curated by Phong Bui, Industrial City/Daedalus Foundation, Brooklyn, New York, October 20 – December 15
Labour and Wait, curated by Julie Joyce, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, July 2 – September 29
Junkies' Promises, curated by Iván Navarro, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, New York, June 27 - August 16
Slow Burn, Spoorzone 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands, April 6 – June 23

2011
if you lived here, you'd be home by now, curated by Josiah McElheny in conjunction with the Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,  June 25 – December 18
Two Fold, The Suburban/The Poor Farm, Oak Park, Illinois, May 1 – July 5

2010
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,  February 19–May 16
JAMES HYDE, Redi-Mix, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, New York, March 3 – April 12
Face Your Demons, Milliken Gallery AB‎, Stockholm, Sweden, May 12 - June 12

2009
Universal Code, curated by Gregory Burke, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario, June 12-August 30, 2009
Innovations in the third dimension: Sculpture of our time, curated by Nancy Hall-Duncan, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut (catalogue)
Sense and Sentiment. Mistakes are closely followed by Effects, curated by Eva Maria Stadler and Sabeth Buchmann, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)

2008
Objects of Value, curated by Rene Morales, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Multi-Part Art, Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Mildred's Lane, curated by J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, Alexander Gray Gallery, New York
Spring Wound, Orchard, New York, New York
Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art and Science, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

2007
Accumulations: More Than the Sum of Their Parts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Cosmology, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York

2006
Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, New York (catalogue)
Super Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2005
Part Object Part Sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
Faith, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut (catalogue)
Spectrum, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
View Eight: A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate a Few Works of Art, Mary Boone, New York, New York
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (catalogue)

2004
The Cobweb, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Printemps de septembre á Toulouse: In Extremis, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
Signs of Being, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, New York

2003
Borges Exhibition, Volume Gallery, New York, New York
Warped Space, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California (catalogue)
Traces of Light, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (catalogue)
Living with Duchamp, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (brochure)
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
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2002
View Six: Surface to Surface, Mary Boone, New York, New York
Keep in touch, Brent Sikkema, New York, New York
Family, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalogue)
The Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (brochure)

2001
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, 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) (catalogue)
Musings: Contemporary Tradition, Gallery 312, Chicago, Illinois
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, Fourth International Biennial,
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (catalogue)
House Guests: Contemporary Artists in the Grange, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (catalogue)
BodySpace, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (brochure)
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Heart of Glass, Queens Museum of Art, New York, New York (brochure)

2000
2000 Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (catalogue)
Exhibition Room: Francis Cape, Josiah McElheny, and Yinka Shonibare, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

1999
Patentia, Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden

1998
At Home in the Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Usefool, Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York
Personal Touch, Art in General, New York, New York
Young Americans: Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom (brochure)
Inglenook, Feigen Contemporary, New York, New York (Traveled to Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, Illinois)
Interlacings, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut (catalogue)

1997
Paul Bloodgood, Paula Hayes, Josiah McElheny, Sandra Vallejos, AC Project Room, New York, New York
Living Room, Barbara Westerman Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island

1996
The Last Supper, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
A Labor of Love, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York (catalogue)
What's Love Got to Do With It?, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Drawings from the MAB Library, AC Project Room, New York, New York

1995
VER-RÜCKT, Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany (Traveled to Art Museum of Arolsen, Arolsen, Germany; Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany) (catalogue)

1995
Holding the Past, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

1994
Are You Experienced?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York
First Fundraising Exhibition, American Fine Arts Company, New York, New York
Wunderkammer, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2011
if you lived here, you’d be home by now, curated by Josiah McElheny in conjunction with the Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June 25 – December 18

2010
Crystalline Architecture, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York, June 30 - August 20

MONOGRAPHS AND ARTISTS BOOKS

2013
Fletcher, Richard, et al. Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club. Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013.
Lehman, Ulrich, et al. Josiah McElheny: Interactions of the Abstract Body. London: White Cube, 2013.
Walser, Robert. A Little Ramble: In The Spirit of Robert Walser. Chicago: Donald Young Gallery, New York: New Directions, 2013.

2012
Le Feuvre, Lisa, et al. Josiah McElheny: The Past Was A Mirage I’d Left Far Behind. London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2012.
Molesworth, Helen, et al. Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite. Boston: ICA, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2012.

2010 McElheny, Josiah. The Light Club. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Neri, Louise, and Josiah McElheny, eds. Josiah McElheny: A Prism. New York: Rizzoli, 2010.

2009
Cooke, Lynne, ed. Josiah McElheny: A Space for an Island Universe. Madrid: Turner, 2009.

2008
Burnett, Craig, et al. Island Universe. London: Jay Jopling/White Cube, 2008.
McElheny, Josiah and Erin Shirreff, eds. The Light Club of Batavia. Self published. Texts by  Gregg Bordowitz, Andrea Geyer, Georg Hecht, Josiah McElheny, Ulrike Müller, Paul Scheerbart;  translations by Brian Currid, Barbara Schroeder, Wilhem Werthern.

2006
Molesworth, Helen, ed. Notes for a Sculpture and a Film. Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 2006. Texts by Josiah McElheny, Helen Molesworth, and David Weinberg.

2002
Morrill, Apollonia, ed. Josiah McElheny: The Metal Party. New York: The Public Art Fund; San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2002. Texts by Glen Helfand, Christine Mehring, Peter Nisbet, and Ingrid Schaffner.
Josiah McElheny. Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 2002. Texts by Miguel Fernández-Cid, Miwon Kwon, Louise Neri, and Michael Tarantino.

1999
Josiah McElheny. Boston: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1999. Texts by Jennifer R. Gross, and Dave Hickey.
An Historical Anecdote About Fashion. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, 1999. Texts by Richard Martin, Victoria Milne, Ingrid Schaffner, and Mark Wigley.

PUBLISHED WRITING

2012 
Burton, Johanna, Lynne Cooke, and Josiah McElheny, eds. Interiors. Annandale-on-Hudson: CCS Bard, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012.
McElheny, Josiah, Michael Lobel, and Siri Engberg, ed. Lifelike. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2012

2010
McElheny, Josiah. The Light Club. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

2009
McElheny, Josiah. “Matthew Buckingham.” BOMB Spring 2009: 90-96.

2007
McElheny, Josiah. “Readymade Resistance”. Artforum October 2007: 327-335.

2005
McElheny, Josiah. Interview with Arturo Herrera. Bomb 93 Fall 2005: 68–75.
Rothkopf, Scott and Josiah McElheny. “1000 Words.” Artforum Nov. 2005: 236–37.

2004
McElheny, Josiah. “A Short History of the Glass Mirror.” Cabinet Magazine 14 (2004): 56.
McElheny, Josiah. “Proposal for Total Reflective Abstraction.” Cabinet Magazine 14 (2004): 98–100.
McElheny, Josiah. “Useful Noguchi.” Artforum Nov. 2004: 176–9.
McElheny, Josiah. “Invisible Hand.” Artforum Summer 2004: 209–10.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago di Compostela, Spain
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Deutsche Bank ArtWorks, Frankfurt, Germany
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Marieluise Hessel Foundation, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, MI
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Tate Modern, London, UK
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

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Exhibitions

Past

Josiah McElheny

Some thoughts about the abstract body
May 19 – June 30, 2012
Main Gallery

Gallery 3

Josiah McElheny, Blinky Palermo, Heimo Zobernig
May 8 – June 26, 2010
Main Gallery

Josiah McElheny

Proposals for a Chromatic Modernism
September 12 – October 17, 2009
Main Gallery

Are You Experienced?

Carsten Holler, Ben Kinmont, Josiah McElheny, Rodney Sappington and Tyler Stallings, Keith Seward and David Kelleran, and Andrea Zittel
March 11 – April 9, 1994
Main Gallery

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MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Press Release

October 2006

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GLASS! LOVE!! PERPETUAL MOTION!!!
A FILM FESTIVAL FOR PAUL SCHEERBART (1863-1915)

November 20, 21, 22, 23
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings

An homage to Paul Scheerbart, brought to you by Josiah McElheny and friends.