Jennifer Sullivan is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and occasional curator,

who lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.

 

She is represented by Five Car Garage in Los Angeles, CA

 

Education

2011 Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME

2005 MFA, Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1999 BFA, Sculpture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

Awards and Residencies

2015 The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY

2013 Assets for Artists Grant

2012-13 Visual Arts Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2010 Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2010 NYFA Artist as Entrepreneurs Program, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI / Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship

2006 Artist in Residence, Voom HD Lab, New York, NY

 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Bunnicula, Marvin Gardens, Ridgewood, NY (with Adrianne Rubenstein)

2016 Revenge Body, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

2015 House Cat, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY (catalog)

2014 Big Girl Paintings, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Adult Movie, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2010 One-Week Walden, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

2008 WJEN Radio Station Live! From Los Angeles, CA, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2005 You've Got a Friend: Solo Works and Generica Collaborations (with Erica Magrey), Sixtyseven, New York, NY

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

2016

Catharsis Cabaret, Essex Flowers, New York, NY. Curated by Melissa Brown

My Skin is My Krustle (Pink Marble), Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange CA 92866

100% presents: Mallrats, Et. al. etc. at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

NADA NYC (with Five Car Garage), Basketball City, New York, NY

My Metronome is a Blinker, L.O.G. presents: Karolina Gnatowski / Jennifer Sullivan, Chapel Hill, NC

Casino Cabaret, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Melissa Brown

Past Tense/Future Perfect, The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC

Synesthesia, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

Bros Are From Mars, Hoes Are From Ridgewood, The Funny Hole, Ridgewood, NY

SIREN, 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

Drawings, Klaus von Nichtsaggend, New York, NY

Post-Basel Vajazzle Smooth Jazz Decompresh Sesh, The Funny Hole, Ridgewood, NY

Death TK, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, Switzerland

Touched For the Very First Time, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO

Transmitter presents: Video Archipelago, Space Available, Brooklyn, NY

New York Inc., Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (catalog)

Your Bad Self, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY (catalog)

The (Ridgewood) Queens of Comedy, The Funny Hole, Ridgewood, NY. Hosted by Jennifer Sullivan

Lesser Deities of Summer, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Kari Adelaide & Max Razdow

The Perennial, The Grecian Shelter, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Karen Azoulay

Bulletproof Heart, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

Stories We Tell, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. Curated by Ariel Kavoussi

Seducers, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Evie Falci

Bar at the End of the Night II, David Lewis Gallery, New York, NY

Sing's Millenium Market, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014

Secret Satan's Car Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

Walden, Revisited, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalog)

Sheroes, Lamp Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Like A Virgin (In the Style of Nabokov), video window at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

JS/JS: Night Painters' Pajama Party and Confidence-Building Seminar, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Don't Forget To Make A Left Turn At Albuquerque, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Seung-Min Lee

Platinum Showcase, Outfest LGBT Film Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Edge of Continuation, Pablo's Birthday, New York, NY. Curated by Pip Deely and Mark Brown

DAS Zwischen Raum Zeit, Pitch Projects, Milwaukee, WI

The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

Shrink It, Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY

 

2013

The Fourth Wall, The Willows, Brooklyn, NY

Miami Project, Freight + Volume booth, Miami, FL

One, Two, Three..., South of Sunset, Los Angeles, CA

Magic Pictures, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Canon Fodder, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

DAS and Irina Miga: Stage for a Journey, ReMap 4, Athens, Greece

Abstract Perversion, Emma Gray HQ at 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Max Maslansky

What Are You Looking For?, 247365, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Brandy Carstens

MAD-LIB[RARY] Vol. 3, ICI Curatorial Hub, New York, NY

Don't Stop: Neophilia, Niche War, Expert Boxes, The Superbody, and Networking the Middle Class, New Museum, New York, NY, organized by Triple Canopy

The Matter at Hand, Dagny + Barstow, New York, NY

Do It (Outside), performance of an Albert Oehlen score, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Creative Misunderstanding (collaboration with Alejandro Guzman), The High Line Hotel, New York, NY

CKTV, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Breaks and Breaks, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

 

2012

CKTV, Brooklyn: City Pavilion at the 9th Shanghai Bienniale, Shanghai, China, curated by Cleopatra's and Chris Rice

Lumpyland, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, PA

Marco Schmitt Presents: BEST OF BEST OF BEST OF, Helper, Brooklyn, NY

The Double Dirty Dozen, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

Sculpture Center Block Party, MC and Kate Bush Dance Troupe performance, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

Another Side, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

The Right Wrong, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY

It's a Small, Small World, Family Business, New York, NY. curated by Jayson Musson

Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Till Dust Gather on Grass, SPRING/BREAK Art SHow, The Old School, New York, NY. Curated by Amanda Schmitt

Telling Tales: Sara Pomerance, Lydia Moyer, Jennifer Sullivan and Keren Cytter, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

It's a Process, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY

more than one at once, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Juliana Cerqueira Leite

 

2011

Freestyle, Ridgewood, NY. Curated by Joe Ballweg

Future Present: Five Artists, Five Weeks, Arthouse, Austin, TX

Reformation 2011, Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME

Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Cover Version LP, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Timothy Hull

Dance Recital Concert (performance with Kate Bush Dance Troupe), Movement Research Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Do Me, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

I'm Your Biggest Fan, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Quebec, Montreal, curated by Julie Lequin

QNTV, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX

 

2010

Be Your Own Placebo, North Adams, MA, curated by Jamie Lee Mohr

Tragic Sense of Life, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, NY

Their, There, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

Physical Center, St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Juliana Cerqueira Leite and Amanda Schmitt

Seven Easy Steps: Spiritual Ecstasies, Horton Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Amanda Schmitt

Body Blend, Dixon Place, New York, NY

QNTV, Queen's Nails Project, San Francisco, CA

 

2009

Collage: Collage, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

\'flo\: art, text, new media, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008, OK Mountain, Austin, TX

Manhattan Miniseries (With Sweaty Palms), Heist Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of Making Dances (collaborative performance with Chase Granoff), The Kitchen, New York, NY

Jennifer Sullivan Avant-Garde Glamour Studio, NADA County Affair, Brooklyn, NY

Monkeytown Semiennial, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

Fall Collection, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

Kate Bush Dance Troupe Performance #2, 179 Canal St., New York, NY

Recession Runway, NADA Emerging Artist Party, New York, NY

It's a Process: Ladies Night, Klaus von Nichtsaggend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2008

Papercut, Heist Gallery, New York, NY

Cover Versions, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

First Impressions, NADA Exhibition Space, New York, NY, curated by Lumi Tan

Dystopian Utopias, Screeners I, Smockshop, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Glenn Phillips

Kate Bush Dance Troupe Performance #1, Brooklyn, NY

Post-Paradise, Sorry Again (My Barbarian collaborative performance), New Museum, New York, NY

Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

This One Goes Up To 11, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Why + Wherefore

WJEN Radio Presents: It's a Process Live!, Cakeshop, New York, NY

 

2007

The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (catalog)

Let's Bolt, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

X is for XXX-mas: Experimental film eXploring sexuality, Images Cinema, Williamstown, MA

Experiments in High Definition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Highly Defined: New Works from the Voom HD Lab, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Watch Me get Watched, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Glenn Phillips and Catherine Taft

WJEN Radio Station performance, Exile, Long Island City, NY

WJEN Radio Station performance, 169 Bar, New York, NY

Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

 

2006

The Pursuit of Happiness, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Christopher Howard

Naive Set Theory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Catherine Taft

The Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Everybody Dance Now, EFA Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Kathleen Goncharov

Likewise a Virgin, New General Catalog 224, Brooklyn, NY

 

2005

Sasquatch Society, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY

Primed, Aronson Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Sisters, Fresh Up Club, Austin, TX

Generica performance, Glasshouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Generica performance, Flywheel, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Generica performance, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

 

2004

Generica performance, La Superette, The Tank Annex, New York, NY

Your Heart is No Match for My Love, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

 

2003

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Yuerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Ladies and Boys and Touching, Video Mundi at The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Francisco, CA

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

Adolescent Boys and Living Rooms, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

 

2002

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Mix: New York Lesbian/Gay Experimental Film Festival New York, NY

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Looking is Better Than Feeling You, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo New York

 

2000

Raw (Solo installation and video), NY Underground Film Festival, CBGB's Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Astria Suparak

 

Public Collections

Geisel Library Video Collection, University of California, San Diego, CA

 

Teaching Positions

2016 - present Adjunct Faculty, New York University, New York, NY. Intro to Design II

2016 Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, Me as Material video and performance workshop

2013 - present Adjunct Faculty, SUNY at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY. Digital Video, Intro to Art, Intro to Creative Thinking

2013 Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, Survivalist Shorts video workshop

2011-12 Teaching Artist, Children's Museum of Art (Media Lab), New York, NY

2006 Drawing Instructor, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

 

Visiting Artist Lectures, Studio Visits, and Panel Discussions

2016 Cooper Union, New York, NY

2016 So Serious: A Conversation Between Vanessa Conte, Juliana Paciulli and Jennifer Sullivan, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Boundless Communities (panelist), Building A New Art World, ICP-Bard Syposium 2013, Long Island City, NY

2011 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2011 Panelist, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Teaching Artist Union, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Heist Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY

2006 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

 

Bibliography

Shana Nys Dambrot, Jennifer Sullivan: Revenge Body at Five Car Garage, Whitehot Magazine, August 2016

Howard Halle, 10 NYC Artists 35 and Under You Should Know, Time Out NY, June 24th, 2016

Molly Larkey, SYNAESTHESIA at 5 Car Garage, Contemporary Art Review LA, May 26, 2016

Kari Adelaide, Highlights From NADA New York 2016, Huffington Post, May 11, 2016

Steven Hull and Amy Thoner, Las Cienegas: 06.18.2009 - 12.17.2011, 2015

Artist Statement: Jennifer Sullivan's Mature Charm, Acid Rain Productions, August 30, 2015

Alison Martin, Review: Cats rule in Jennifer Sullivan's latest East Harlem show, Examiner.com, July 8, 2015

Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch, This Week's Must-See Art Events: Brooklyn Is America Too, Art F City, June 29, 2015

Ruth Erickson, Review: Walden, Revisited, ArtNews, May 2015

Stephen Vincent Kobasa, Inventing a Pond, Big Red & Shiny.com, April 1, 2015

Allison Meier, Jam-Packed Spring/Break Art Show Pulls into Moynihan Station, Hyperallergic, March 4, 2015

Emergency INDEX, Vol. 3, edited by Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, 2015

Nicole O'Rourke, The best artist-run spaces in New York, Dazed Digital.com, January 2015

Andrea Shea, Thoreau's Experiment In Simplicity And Solitude Inspires DeCordova Artists, The ARTery, November 7, 2014

Chris Bergeron, Revisit Walden's changing shores at the deCordova in Lincoln, Wicked Local Arlington, November 2, 2014

Studio Tracks: Jennifer Sullivan, Modern Painters, October issue, 2014

Scott Indrisek, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows: "Go With the Flow" and More, BlouinArtinfo.com, August 7, 2014

Scott Indrisek, Studio Tracks: Jennifer Sullivan's Playlist, BlouinArtinfo.com, July 16, 2014

Ask Me Anything - Reddit, Shana Nys Dambrot, May 2014

Scott Indrisek, In the Air: Here's Your East Harlem Frieze Saturday, BlouinArtinfo.com, May 9, 2014

Scott Indrisek, 90 Artists Think in Pink at Cathouse FUNeral, BlackBook.com, January 17, 2014

Erin Nixon, The Superior Object, Make Literary Magazine, Issue #14, Fall 2013

Ken Johnson, The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends), The New York Times, September 6, 2012

M.H. Miller, Cleopatra's to Represent Brooklyn at Shanghai Biennale Read, Observer, August 21, 2012

Jennifer Sarathy, Review: The Spring/Break Art Show, ViewFromtheFrontRow, March 25th, 2012

Liz Filardi, Curators Take On The Art Fair, Hyperallergic, March 9th, 2012

Dinah Ryan, Telling Tales, Art Papers, March/April 2012

Amy Ritchie, Narrative Vision: 1708 Gallery experiments with the moving image in "Telling Tales.", Style Weekly, January 3, 2012

Geoff Tuck, Talking about Jennifer Sullivan and Tiffany K. Smith, Notes On Looking, January 2, 2012

Julie Lequin, One Night Down South, No More Potlucks, Issue 15: Veneer, 2011

Elisabeth Holm, Creator Q&A: Artist Jennifer Sullivan on Her Latest Project, Sincerity, and Hawaiian Pizza, Kickstarter blog, August 9, 2011

"Anomalistic Urge" at Vaudeville Park, jameswagner.com, April 8, 2011

Ken Johnson, One-Week Walden, The New York Times, December 10, 2010

A Tour of the Monuments of Ridgewood, Queens, Art Fag City, September 13, 2010

Chelsea Magazine, The Sophomore Issue, Pg. 4-5, Fall 2010

Gia Kourlas, Looking Back, and Taking It Forward, The New York Times, November 6, 2009

Chase Granoff and Jenn Joy, The Art of Making Dances, 2009

Alice Gregory, NADA's County Affair, Idiom, October 21, 2009

Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, New Museum & Phaidon Press, 2009

Russ Crest, Jennifer Sullivan - Bad Means Good, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, August 2009

Michael Wilson, X-Factor, Artforum.com, March 3, 2009

Rachel Koper, Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008, Austin Chronicle, January 23, 2009

Sarah Amiel, Jen on Jen on Jen, Sadie Magazine, Issue #3, Fall 2008

Mike Force, Interview, Chief Magazine, Issue #11, 2008

Matthew Chambers, Jen Makes Art! (Interview), Trudi E-Project Space, December 2007

Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #8, 2007

Charlene Roth, Naive Set Theory at Cirrus Gallery, Artweek, February 2007

George Melrod, Pulse: Naive Set Theory, Art Ltd. West Coast Art + Design, January 2007

Riley O'Bryan, 20MB at Mass Gallery, Fluent~Collaborative, issue 78, October 27, 2006

Ken Johnson, Sightings of an Elusive Mountain Creature, The New York Times, August 26, 2005

Roberta Smith, Sympathetic Magic, The New York Times, March 11, 2005

Choire Sicha, An Art Students Paradise, The New York Times, February 6, 2005

Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #5, 2004

Fred Camper, Video Mundi, Chicago Reader, March 4, 2003

Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #4, 2003

 

Radio/Television

The Conversation Art Podcast, Episode #130, March 5, 2016

Inquiry with Mark Lynch, WICN.org / 90.5FM, Worcester, MA, February 12, 2015

Open Studio With Jared Bowen, Walden, revisited, WGBH TV, Boston, MA, January 2015

Riffin' with Max Maslansky, interview, KCHUNG radio, Los Angeles, CA, February 2014

 

Publications

Open Mike, Interview with Michael Smith, Swingset Magazine, Issue #7, 2005

Urban Renewal, Interview with Tyson Reeder, Swingset Magazine, Issue #6, 2005

 

Curatorial

2016 Large Glass, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY

2015 Bulletproof Heart, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Trust Fall, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY

2009 Fall Collection, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

2009 Recession Runway, NADA Emerging Artists Party, New York, NY

2008 Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY