Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010
"Paintings" John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York.
2006
“Bloom” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York City.
2005
“Seasmoke” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York City.
2002
“Configurations” Gallery Artist Guild Space, Paris France.
2001
“New Paintings” Gallery Artist Guild Space, Paris France.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011
"Idiot's Delight," Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY
"Berlin Viewing," Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin
"B Sides," York College, NY
"Temporary Autumnal Zone," Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY
"Apocalypse Now" Sideshow Gallery, NY
"Paper 2011" Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY, Jan-Feb
"Snow" Syracuse University, Jan-Feb

2010
"Another Circle" 11 Cross Gallery, New York
"Source," The Halls at Bowling Green, NY
"Love's Uncomprehending Smile," Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY April
"Ghost Dance," Vaudeville Park, NY, March
"Color-Time-Space," Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, NY, Feb-March
"Paper Works," Janet Kurnatowski, NY, Jan-Feb
"It's a Wonderful Life 10th Year," Sideshow Gallery, NY, Jan-Feb

2009
“it’s a wonderful life” Sideshow Gallery, New York City.
“blogpix” Platform Gallery, New York City.
2008
“Boson Exotic” Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark NJ.
“Party at Phong’s House” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York City.
“183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art” National Academy of Design Museum, New York City.
“Shape Shifters: New York Painters” The University of North Carolina at Pembroke NC.
“Shape Shifters: New York Painters” Sideshow Gallery, New York City.
2007
“A Painting Show” Planet Thai, New York City. “Punch Bowl” Metaphor Gallery, New York City.
2006
“Making the Timeless Now” Broadway Gallery, New York City.
2002
“Paintings Descending a Staircase” Institute Cochin, Paris France.
1999
Summer group exhibition, Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Grants and Awards
2011
Dam Stuhltrager Artist Residency, Berlin
2008
S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York City.
2005-2006
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, artist residency, New York City.

Public Art
2005
“On the Straight and Narrow” Collaboration with Canadian artist Wendy Wong, The Howl Festival, New York City.

Curatorial Projects
2008
“A Roller Coast in the Dark” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York City.
2007
“Corpse of Time” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York City.

Panels, Lectures, Writing
2009
The Review Panel: Younger than Pontius Pilate, The National Academy of Design Museum, May
2003-present
Contributing writer, The Brooklyn Rail, New York City.
2006-present
Arts editor, The Brooklyn Rail, New York City.
2008
Visiting Artist, Montclair University, NJ.
Muse Fuse, lecture, Nurture Art, NY.
Visiting Critic, Rutgers University, NJ.
2007
Visiting artist and critic, Rutgers University, NJ.
2006
“Ron Gorchov” panelist, PS1, New York City.
“Presentational Painting” panelist, Hunter College of the City of New York.
“Tondi” panelist, Wooster Art Space, New York City.
“The Artist as Critic” visiting artist and lecturer, Pratt Institute, New York City.

Bibliography
2012
Interview: Gorky’s Granddaughter.com
Interview: “In conversation: Acheson, Olson, Swords, La Rocco, Soliven, Manford & Paskow,” NY ARTS
2011
Rufus Tureen, “Retinal Non-Retinal: Idiot’s Delight at Janet Kurnatowski,” artcritcial.com
2008
Cathy Nan Quinlan, Artcritical.com, May.
Karen Rosenberg, “Where Have All the Paintings Gone? To the National Academy,”
The New York Times, May 30.
2007
Joe Walentini, “Ben La Rocco,” Abstract Art Online, June 1, 2007
Top Pick “Corpse of Time,” ARTCAL, May
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2006
David Cohen “Hints of Disorder…” The New York Sun April 6, 2006
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1999
Heather Wilkinson, “A Painter in Maine” The Ellsworth American March 4, 1999