New York, b.1978

Jennifer Sullivan

Jennifer Sullivan (b. 1978) is a New York-based artist working in painting, video, and performance. Recent solo exhibitions include Stretch Marks at Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (2018) and the soft animal of your body at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2018). Sullivan has also exhibited and performed in exhibitions at Marinaro, Brennan and Griffin, Rod Barton, Marvin Gardens, Safe Gallery, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtsaggend, and the deCordova Museum. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum, Art News, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art Papers, and her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego. She...

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Biography

Jennifer Sullivan (b. 1978) is a New York-based artist working in painting, video, and performance. Recent solo exhibitions include Stretch Marks at Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (2018) and the soft animal of your body at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2018). Sullivan has also exhibited and performed in exhibitions at Marinaro, Brennan and Griffin, Rod Barton, Marvin Gardens, Safe Gallery, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtsaggend, and the deCordova Museum. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum, Art News, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art Papers, and her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego. She is represented by Five Car Garage in Los Angeles, CA.

Artworks

Pickpocket 2 (Film Still), 2015

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract and Figurative / American Art / Bold Composition / Bright Colors / Canvas / Contemporary American Art / Expressionism / Film/Video Art / New York / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Oil Stick / Painting / Performance / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2011

    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

  • 2005

    MFA, Fine Arts, Parsons, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Exiled Parts, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • 2018

    Stretch Marks, Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • the soft animal of your body, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY  

  • Other Worlds, 198 Allen Street, New York, NY. Curated by Charles Braddock

  • NADA House, presented by Five Car Garage, Governor’s Island, NY

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Education

  • 2011

    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

  • 2005

    MFA, Fine Arts, Parsons, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Exiled Parts, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • 2018

    Stretch Marks, Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • the soft animal of your body, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

  • Jennifer Sullivan and Max Maslansky, Five Car Garage booth, Sunday Art Fair, London

  • Shadowboxing, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO (with Alicia Gibson)

  • 2016

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

  • 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

  • 2005

    You've Got a Friend, Sixtyseven, New York, NY (with Erica Magrey)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY  

  • Other Worlds, 198 Allen Street, New York, NY. Curated by Charles Braddock

  • NADA House, presented by Five Car Garage, Governor’s Island, NY

  • Practice, Vacation, New York, NY, Curated by Drawer

  • Dreamhouse vs. Punkhouse, Serious Topics, Los Angeles, CA

  • Axxon N: A Collective Commentary on David Lynch's INLAND EMPIRE, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Cat Lady, Teen Party, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Drawer

  • Meet the Parents, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

  • Tomer Aluf, Sacha Ingber, Jennifer Sullivan, Brennan  Griffin, New York, NY

  • Bathers, Bass and Reiner, San Francisco, CA

  • Cheeky: Summer Butts, Marinaro, New York, NY

  • Face Off, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Susumu Kamijo, Alicia Gibson, Rachel Eulena Williams, Jennifer Sullivan, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

  • Friends of Marvin Gardens, Rod Barton, London, England

  • Salad for Everyone, St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD

  • Flower Sermon, Yui Gallery, New York, NY

  • Quinn Likes Trucks, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017

    Brian Belott: People Pie Pool, Performa 17, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

  • Shindig, Yui Gallery, New York, NY

  • First Ever and Only East Hamptons Biennial, East Hamptons, NY

  • Shampoo Effect, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

  • Cosmic Joke, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Jennifer Sullivan

  • Movement Research Spring Festival 2017, Howl! Happening, New York, NY

  • NADA NY, Marvin Gardens and Five Car Garage Booth, New York, NY

  • Psychic Dream Girls, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY

  • 2016

    Catharsis Cabaret, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

  • NADA Miami, DAD Digital Booth, Miami, FL

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

  • 100% presents: Mallrats, Et. Al. Etc., Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

  • NADA NY, Five Car Garage Booth, Basketball City, NY

  • Synaesthesia, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

  • SIREN, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2015

    Drawings, Klaus von Nichtsaggend, New York, 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)

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

  • Bulletproof Heart, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

  • Stories We Tell, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

  • Seducers, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

  • Sing’s Millenium Market, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014

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

  • Sheroes, Lamp Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 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

  • 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, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

  • What Are You Looking For?, 247365, Brooklyn, NY

  • CKTV, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

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

  • 2012

    Lumpyland, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, PA

  • CKTV, Brooklyn: City Pavilion at The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

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

  • Sculpture Center Block Party, (MC and Kate Bush Dance Troupe), Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

  • The Right Wrong, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

  • It’s a Process: Episode 4, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY

  • Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY

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

  • Telling Tales, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

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

  • 2011

    Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

  • Cover Version LP, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

  • I’m Your Biggest Fan, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec

  • QNTV, Champion Gallery, Austin, TX

  • 2010

    QNTV, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA

  • 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

  • Body Blend by AUNTS, Dixon Place, New York, NY

  • 2009

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

  • 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

  • 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 Street, New York, NY

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

  • It’s a Process: Ladies Night Live, Klaus von Nichtsaggend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2008

    Papercut, Heist Gallery, New York, NY

  • Cover Version, Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, 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

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

  • Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2007

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

  • Watch Me Get Watched, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Catherine Taft and Glenn Phillips

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

  • Highly Defined, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

  • 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

  • Likewise A Virgin, New General Catalog 224, Brooklyn, NY

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

  • 2005

    Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY

  • Generica Performance, La Superette, The Tank Annex, New York, NY

  • Sasquatch Society, Sixtyseven, New York, NY

  • Sisters, Fresh Up Club, Austin, TX

  • 2004

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

  • 2003

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

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

  • 2000

    Raw, NY Underground Film Festival, CBGB's Gallery, New York, NY

Grants & Awards

  • 2018

    Artist in residence, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2015

    Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY

  • 2013

    Assets for Artist Grant (2013-14)

  • 2012

    Visual Arts Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (2012-13)

  • 2010

    Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2008

    Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

  • 2006

    Artist Outreach Grant, Voom HD Lab, New York, NY

Collections

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

Lectures/Talks

  • 2017

    Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY, Time:Embodied/Composition (2017-pres.)

  • 2016

    Adjunct Faculty, New York University, New York, NY, Introduction to Graphic Design II (2016-pres.)

  • Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, Me as Material video

  • 2013

    Adjunct Faculty, SUNY at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY, Digital Video, Digital Imaging (2013-18)

Publications

  • 2005

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

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

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Full Blede, Issue 8 - The Interpenetrate, April 2019

  • 2018

    John Cappetta, Artseen: Quinn Likes Trucks, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2018

  • 2017

    Jens-Peter Brask and Christian Langballe, Brask Studio Visits III, 2017

  • 2016

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

  • Howard Halle, 10 NYC artists 35 and under you should know, Time Out NY, June 24, 2016

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

  • 2015

    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

  • 2014

    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

  • Jennifer Sullivan: Playlist, 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

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

  • 2013

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

  • 2012

    Ken Johnson, ‘The Double Dirty Dozen ( Friends)’, The New York Times, September 6, 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, Style Weekly, January 3, 2012

  • 2011

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

  • Julie Lequin, One Night Down South, No More Potlucks, Issue 15 , May 2011

  • James Wagner, Anomalistic Urge at Vaudeville Park, jameswagner.com, April 8, 2011

  • 2010

    Ken Johnson, Jennifer Sullivan ‘One-Week Walden’, The New York Times, December 10, 2010

  • 2009

    Roslyn Sulcas, Nancy Garcia/Chase Granoff, The New York Times, October 30, 2009

  • Chase Granoff and Jenn Joy, The Art of Making Dances, 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, The Austin Chronicle, January 23, 2009

  • 2008

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

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

  • 2007

    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

  • 2006

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

  • 2005

    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

  • 2004

    Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #5, 2004

  • 2003

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

  • Drawings, Swingset Magazine, Issue #4, 2003