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Bio/CV

Joe Fig is an artist and author known for work that explores the creative process and the spaces where art is made. His paintings, sculptures and photographs are exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous museums and leading private collections. He is author of the critically acclaimed Inside the Painter's Studio and Inside the Artist's Studio. Fig is represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York and is the Chair of Fine Arts/Visual Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Education

2002          MFA School of Visual Arts

1991          BFA School of Visual Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016          "Drawings" EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT

2015          "Inside the Artist's Studio" Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

                  "Inside the Artist's Studio" Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA

2014          “New/Now” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2012          “Cinematic Paintings” Cristin Tierney, New York, NY

                  “Mining the Past and Present” Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2011          “New Paintings” Cristin Tierney, New York, NY

                  “Inside the Painter’s Studio”, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

2009          “Inside the Painter’s Studio” Hendershot Gallery, New York

                  “In the Painter’s Studio” Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA

                  “Inside the Painter’s Studio” Byron C. Cohen Gallery Kansas City, MO

2007          “Joe Fig: Studio in Miniature” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

                  “Joe Fig: Studio Visit” John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI              

                  “Studio Visit” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

                   "Artist Studios: Paintings, Photographs, and Sculpture" Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY

                  “New Work” Plus Ultra Gallery, New York, NY

2005          "Artist Studios: Paintings, Photographs, and Sculpture" Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2004          "Paintings" Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                  "Pop" Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

2003          “Contemporaries” Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001          “Work in Progress” Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions              

2019          "Florida Prize in Contemporary Art", Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

                  "Inside Baseball", Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

                  "Small Worlds: Miniatures in Contemporary Art", Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2017          "Indirect Representations" Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

2016          "Fellowship" Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT

2015          "House" Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

                  "The Miniature" Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

                  "Far Far Away" Children's Museum of the Arts New York, New York

                  "Feel Big, Live Small" Apex Art, New York

2014          "Olympus Photography Playground" Jack in the Box, Cologne, Germany

2013          “A Sense of Place” Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY

                  “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Small-Scale Views” Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2012          "Otherworldly” Musee des beaux-arts Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing, France

                  “Painting As History” Winkleman Gallery, New York

                 “The Persistence of Pollock” Pollock/Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY

2011          “Small Worlds” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

                  “American Portraits: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

                  “Otherworldly” Museum of Art and Design, New York

2010          “Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits”, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                  “Single Lady” Jenny Salomon, Brooklyn, NY

                  “Size Does Matter” FLAG Art Foundation, New York

2009          “Picturing the Studio” The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                  “Faces”, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

                  “Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art” Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

                   Contemporary Art and Portraiture”, Cristin Tierney Fine Art, New York

                  “Themes and Variations: On the Use of Repetition in 21st Century Art”, Cristin Tierney Fine Art, New York

2007          “Jackson”, Contemporary Art Galleries, UConn, Storrs, CT

                  “Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts”, American Academy of Art s& Letters, NY

2006          Model Citizen, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2005          Next Wave, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

                  "Precious Little" Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY

2004          “Beginning Here: 101 Ways” Visual Arts Gallery, NY

                  “Slice and Dice” Visual Arts Gallery, NY

                  “A Stereoscopic Vision” D.U.M.B.O Arts Center (DAC) Brooklyn, NY

                  “Ace Invitational” Ace Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

                  “The Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection” 

2003          “Review / Preview” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

                  “Inside Out” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                  “AIM 23” Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2002          “-scopeMiami” Plus Ultra Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

                  “Art New York” Kunstraume Auf Zeit Gallery, Linz, Austria

                  “Inspiring Narratives” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                  “All You Can Eat” Visual Arts Gallery, New York

2001          “Joe Fig, Dana Schutz, Brock Eisner” P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY

 

Author

"Inside the Artist's Studio" Joe Fig published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2015

"Inside the Painter’s Studio" Joe Fig published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

Publications

"Big Art /Small Art" by Tristan Manco, published by Thames and Hudson, 2014

"Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits" Contributed Essay, published by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2011

"The Artist's Studio: Paintings, Photographs and Sculpture by Joe Fig" Bass Museum of Art, 2005

Documentaries

"Fig's Representations" 2016 by Jonathan Napolitano

"Model Citizens: A Miniature Epic" 2006 by Michael Oatman

Selected Bibliography

Gardner, Jan "The Art of making Art", Boston Globe, December 5, 2015

Abatemarco, Michael "Artscapes in Miniature", Santa Fe New Mexican, November 6, 2015

Boucher, Brian "What We Learned About Famous Artist's", artnet, September 1, 2015

Land, Ann "Artist Studios: The Dollhouse Version" ARTnews, June 2014

Dunne, Susan "Where Imagination Lives", Hartford Courant, May 9, 2014

Bierend, Doug "Meticulous Miniature Replicas Reveal Fanatical Side of Art", Wired Magazine, March 28, 2014

Gold, Sylviane “Masterpieces in Miniature” New York Times, February 23, 2014

Denton, Monroe “Inside Joe Fig’s Studio”, Art New England, July/August 2012

Blinn, Linda “Meet Joe Fig”, Studios Magazine, Fall 2012

Lipson, Karen  “Celebrating the Birth and Impact of Pollock” New York Times, May 18, 2012

Trippi, Peter “ Artists Making their Mark” Fine Art Connoisseur, April 2012

Schewndener, Martha “Faces Telling American Stories” New York Times, November 4, 2011

Rosenberg, Karen “Alternative Worlds Where even McMansions Are Tiny” New York Times, June 17, 2011

Boucher, Brian “Joe Fig at Cristin Tierney” Art in America, June/July 2011

Bianchi, Paolo “Wie Joe Fig Atiliers Als Minaturmode Nachbaut” Kunstforum, May/June 2011

McQuaid, Kate “Charged Visuals, Dark Themes, Animated Ideas” Boston Globe, February 16, 2011

Fabri, Anne R. “An artist’s favorite subject is…”Broad Street Review, October 26, 2010

Sozanski, Edward J. “Art: Artists as they see themselves” The Philadelphia Enquirer, Oct 31, 2010

Landi, Ann “Where the Art Happens” ARTnews, June 2010

Wolff, Rachel “He Shrunk Andy Warhol” ARTnews, October 2009

McQuaid, Kate “Workspace, as art or documentary?” Boston Globe, Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gerard, George “Joe Fig: In the Painter’s Studio” Artscope Magazine, May/June 2009

Vanderbilt, Tom “The Lives of Others” Modern Painters, March 2009

Packham, Chris “In Painter’s Heads” The Kansas City Pitch, Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Genocchio, Benjamin “Artists at Work (Very Tiny Ones) New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 2007

Goodbody, Bridget L. “Tiny People Painting: Look In, Look In” New York Times, Friday, July 6, 2007

Taylor, Kate “The Parrish Readies an Expansion” New York Sun, Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fasolino, Elizabeth “A Room of One’s Own” The East Hampton Star, June 5, 2007

Weiss, Marion Wolberg “Art Commentary” Dan’s Paper, Issue #14 June 29, 2007

McQuaid, Kate “The creative process, in miniature” The Boston Globe, Thursday, November 30, 2006

Schewndener, Martha “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra” Artforum, September 2006

Asper, Colleen “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra” Beautiful Decay, Issue P

Johnson, Ken “Joe Fig at Plus Ultra Gallery” New York Times, Friday, May 19, 2006

Saltz, Jerry “Geppetto-Bot: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Painter” The Village Voice, May 17-23, 2006

Gelber, Eric “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra Gallery” Artcritical.com, May 2006

Genocchio, Benjamin “More Room to Grow Creatively: Finding Inspiration far From Usual Artists’ Haunts” New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 2005

Bailey-Gates, Christine “Artist’s Sculptures are Others’ Studios” Norwalk-Citizen News, Friday, August 5, 2005

Sommereyns, Omar “From Very Big to Very Small: Christo’s monumental projects share space with intricate miniatures by Joe Fig”, Miami New Times, March 31, 2005

Brickman, David “Small Wonder” Metroland, vol # 28, February 2005

Miller, Francine Koslow “Review: Joe Fig, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston” Tema Celeste Contemporary Art, September/October 2004

Sloat, Ben “The Action Figure Artist: Joe Fig At Bernard Toale Gallery” Big Red & Shiny, May 20, 2004

Kangas, Matthew “Humor, social commentary leave lasting impression” The Seattle Times, Friday, January 9, 2004

Cotter, Holland “Joe Fig” New York Times, Friday, November 7, 2003

Mason, Brook S. “Open Sesame” Art & Antiques, December 2003

Rosenberg, Karen “Joe Fig” New York, November 3, 2003

Schmerler, Sarah “TGIF” Time Out New York, October 16 – 23, 2003

La Rocco, Benjamin “Joe Fig Contemporaries” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2003

Gray, Emma “Inside Information” ArtReview, International Edition V1 N11

Rosenberg, Karen “Statements and Strategies: Young Artists Negotiate Their Entry Into the Gallery Scene Market Share” The Village Voice, August 22, 2003

Johnson, Ken “ From Small Sculptures to Glimpses of Signs, a Mix of Works in the Bronx” New York Times, Friday, August 15, 2003

Pollack, Barbara “Fig’s Newman” ArtNews, April 2003

Robinson, Walter  “Maximum Miami” Artnet.com, December 6, 2002

Halm, Dan  “Portfolio” Visual Arts Journal, School of Visual Arts Magazine, Fall 2002

Eleey, Peter  “Plus Ultra Gallery/P.S.1” The Brooklyn Rail, January - February 2002

Hibino, Yasuyo  “Should buy,” Esquire (Japan), November 2001

Awards

2014          Connecticut Council on the Arts, Artist Fellowship Program

2002          AIM: Artists in the Market Place, Bronx Museum of the Arts

                  Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

                  Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts

1991          Lucille Blanch Award, Woodstock Artists Association

1990          Francis Criss Award, School of Visual Arts

 

Selected Museum Collections

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Library of Congress, Washington DC

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Lectures/Visiting Artist

2017          New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

                  Ridgefield Artists Association, Ridgefield, CT

2016          Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

                  Parrish Museum of Art, Water Mill, NY

                  Symposium for The Historic Artist' Homes and Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (HAHS)

2015          92 St Y, NYC

                  University of Hartford, President's College

                  University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts

                  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

                  University of New Haven, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme CT

2014          New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2012          Art Acedemy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

                  University of Cincinnati, School of Art, Cincinnati, OH

                  Northern Kentucky University, Deptartment of Visual Arts, Highland Heights, KY

                  Xavier University, College of Arts and Sciences, Cincinnati, OH

                  Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2011          Toledo Musem of Art, Toledo, OH

                  Bowling Green State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Bowling Green, OH

                  University of Hartford, Hartford Art School                  

2010          Portland Mueseum of Art, Portland, ME

                  School of Visual Arts, New York

2007          University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts

                  Parrish Museum of Art, Southampton, NY

2005          Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

                  The Cooper Union, New York

Teaching

2017 - Present   Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

2012- 2017        University of Hartford, Hartford Art School

2010                  Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston, MA

2001 - 2003       School of Visual Arts, New York

Born

1968          Seaford, NY