Selected Works

J Blackwell, Neveruses (Overlea Road), 2019 Plastic, wool, silk, paper, acrylic yarn, steel, wood 81.3 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm
J Blackwell, R.O.I./J.O.M.O., installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2020
J Blackwell, Neveruses (Overlea Road), 2019, Plastic, wool, silk, paper, acrylic yarn, steel, wood, 81.3 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm
J Blackwell, Opulent Active Net, 2019, Plastic, acrylic, yarn, 152.4 x 106.7 cm, Photo: Robert Glowacki
Josh Blackwell, Neveruses (Stinger), 2015, plastic, wool, silk, burlap, paper, 42 x 35.5 cm
Josh Blackwell, Plastic Baskets (Green Gold), Plastic bags, acrylic, ink, wool, 69 x 58.4 cm
Josh Blackwell, Neveruses (Queen), 2015, plastic, wool, silk, paper, paint, 54.5 x 38.1 cm
Josh Blackwell, Plastic Basket (Zappai), 2013, Plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, 37 x 31 cm
Josh Blackwell, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2014
Josh Blackwell, Plastic Basket (Lasered 4), 2013, laser cut plastic bag, 61 x 58.4 cm
Josh Blackwell, Neveruses (Misused), 2014, plastic bag, wool, silk, acrylic yarn, 62.2 x 48.2 cm
Josh Blackwell, Neveruses (Charisma), 2015, plastic, wool, silk, paper, paint, 52 x 38.5 cm
Josh Blackwell, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2014
Josh Blackwell, Cat Face, 2003, scarf, paper, gouache, ink, pins, 42 x 42 cm
Josh Blackwell, Pigeons on Square, 2003, hanky, felt, pins, 41 x 42 cm
Josh Blackwell, Red Fern Grows, 2004, fabric, paper, gouache, pins, 28.5 x 32.5 cm
Josh Blackwell, Love Handles, 2003, handkerchief, paper, gouache, pins, 32 x 32 cm
Josh Blackwell, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2010
Josh Blackwell, Manny, 2010, gouache and ink on paper, 21.8 x 27.4 cm
Josh Blackwell, Duckie, 2010, gouache and ink on paper, 16.5 x 20.4 cm
Josh Blackwell, Lucky, 2009, acrylic, ink, paper, 19.8 x 25.7 cm


Born 1977 in New Orleans, lives and works in Bennington, Vermont
2020  R.O.I./J.O.M.O., Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2016 Neveruses Report Progress, Museum of Art and Design, New York, U.S.A
2014 Neveruses, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2011 La Piscine, John Tevis Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Juniors, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Paper and Plastic, John Tevis Gallery, Paris, France
2009 Casual Dress Pants, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, U.S.A
2008 Josh Blackwell, Art Since the Summer of ’69 at Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2005 Josh Blackwell, Galleria Alessandro de Marchi, Milan, Italy
2004 Josh Blackwell, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, U.S.A
Josh Blackwell, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2003 Josh Blackwell, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2001 Josh Blackwell, Sarah Meltzer Gallery, New York, U.S.A
1999 The Shape of Pairs to Come, D301 Gallery, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, California, U.S.A
1998 Interference, Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, U.S.A
1996 Prairie Flats and Summer Works, Left Bank Gallery, New Iberia, Louisiana, U.S.A
2018 Textile Abstraction, Casas Riegner, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Bogota, Colombia
Surface/Depth: the Decorative After Miriam Schapiro, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, U.S.A
2017 FIFTEEN, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Garbage Necklace and Other Things,” How’s Howard, Boston, MA, U.S.A
CMA In Practice/Works in Progress, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, U.S.A
2016 Fort Greene, Venus Los Angeles, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, U.S.A
Josh Blackwell, Rebecca Morris, Ree Morton, 11R New York, U.S.A
Altered States, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, U.S.A
2015 Welcome Water (collaborative work with Miranda Lichtenstein), Elizabeth Dee, New York, U.S.A
Drifters, Neveruses, Songs For Presidents, New York, U.S.A
Soft Core, Invisible Exports, New York, U.S.A
Arcadia, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
Locally Sourced, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC, U.S.A
2014 House Party with Dzek, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Secret Santa’s Car Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
Homespun, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.A
Ja! Idealuh-huh, Berlin, Germany
Sojourn, Field Projects, New York, U.S.A
One Thing Then Another, curated by Jacob Robichaux, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, U.S.A
More Material, curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, New York, U.S.A
Domesticity, Jason McCoy, New York, U.S.A
Purple States, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Redacted, curated by Janet Goleas, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York, USA
No Ground But Say Ground, curated by Joe Fyfe, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, New York, U.S.A
The Tools, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
2013 Draw Gym, Know More Games and 247365, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
Skin, Painting Center, New York, U.S.A
A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
On/Off the Wall, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A
Schmatte, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
Our Haus, Salon 94, New York, U.S.A
2012 Glaze, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
Beautiful Garbage, Byrdcliffe Kleinert / James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, U.S.A
The Art of Cooking, RoyalT, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Tops, Open Space, Long Island City, U.S.A
2011 Josh Blackwell, Marta Eknaes, Georgie Hopton, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy
Underemployed, Zurcher Studio, New York, U.S.A
Polis, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, U.S.A
Josh Blackwell/Roger White, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California, U.S.A
Josh Blackwell, Sean Bluechel, Amy Granat, Dennis Hollingsworth, Nicole Klagsbrun Project, New York, U.S.A
A New Hook: Rethinking Needlework, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Projectory, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, U.S.A
Information Economy, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
Winter in America, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany
An Exchange With Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
2010 NY Art Book Fair Report, PS1/MoMA, New York, U.S.A
Material Issues and Other Matters, CANADA, New York, U.S.A
Projectory, Phillips de Pury & Company at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Your Life Needs It, mUnit H, 9 Sugar House Lane, London, UK
Bushwick Schlacht!, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
2009 Objects, Furniture and Patterns, Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, U.S.A
Rock Garden, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, U.S.A
The Bichon Frise in Art, Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, U.S.A
No Solid Crystal, Nice and Fit Temporary at ReMap 2, Athens, Greece
DiSorGanizeD, Museum 52, New York, U.S.A
2008 Here’s Why Patterns, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Show #1, Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, U.S.A
Unfurnished Room, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, U.S.A
DadaDandy Boutique, Artprojx Space, London, UK
Something From Nothing, Contemporary Arts Center, (curated by Dan Cameron), New Orleans, U.S.A
2007 EAST17, Norwich Gallery, (curated by Matthew Higgs and Marc Camille Chaimowicz), Norwich, UK
HOOT, Studio 1.1, London, UK
2006 Dumbo Art Center Art Under the Bridges Festival, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
Men and Materials, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, U.S.A
2005 Diamonds for Workers, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Minimuseum, Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot, UK
2004 Delfina Studios, London, UK
Art on Paper Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, U.S.A
Yarns, Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, U.S.A
Nature, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, U.S.A
2003 Unframed: First Look, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Dinaburg Arts, New York, U.S.A
Light and Spaced Out, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France
The Cat Show, ACME, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Ready for War, University Art Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A
2002 Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Josh Blackwell and Lizzie Scott, PS 122, New York, U.S.A
2001 Josh Blackwell and Scott Lyall, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2000 Josh Blackwell and Lang/Baumann, Hot Coco Lab, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Season Preview, PS 122. New York, U.S.A
The Closet Show, 3424 Council Street, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1999 Remaining Speculations, 962 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2011 Underemloyed, Zurcher Studio, New York, U.S.A
2006 Ragged, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2006 Fellowship, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs New York, U.S.A
2004-05 International Fellowship, Delfina Studios, London, UK
2004 Fellowship, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs New York, U.S.A
1999 Residency, Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, U.S.A
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, U.S.A
1991-95 BA, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, U.S.A
2011 bag, artist book, DYNASTY zines, Athens, Greece
2010 Plastic Bag as Humble Present, self-published artist book, New York, U.S.A
2008 Unspeakable Meaning, artist book, New York, U.S.A
2007 King, Emily, EAST International 2007, Catalogue, Norwich University College of the Arts
2004-05 Delfina Studio Trust, Catalogue 2004-5
1999 Pagel, David, Themes Out of School, CAArt Collection catalogue
2013 Smith, Roberta “Brian Belott: Draw Gym,” New York Times, 26th Septmeber
2011 Gopnik, Blake, “The Daily Pic,” The Daily Beast, 1st July
Lieu, Lynn, “Not So Black and White,” Inland Empire Weekly, 12th July
“Banned Bags at the Riverside Art Museum,”, July
Doak, Brianne, “Josh Blackwell,” Bullett Magazine, 9th June
Blackwell, Josh, “Joe Fyfe by Josh Blackwell,” BOMB Magazine, 115, Spring
Leigh, Elizah, “Plastic Bags Repurposed Into Stunning Embroidered Canvases,” Reuse: New Life for Old Stuff, 15th March
Sutton, Benjamin, “Internet Money and Post Industrial Chic on Silicon Beach,” The L Magazine, 2nd February
2010 Johnson, Paddy, “10 Best ‘Gritty’ Brooklyn Shows in Manhattan,” The L Magazine, 8th December
Kalm, James, “Brooklyn Dispatches: Funkster Formalism, Crap Constructivism,” The Brooklyn Rail, October
Goodman, David, “Found: 9/09/10 Josh Blackwell at CANADA,” Such a Good Man, 9th September
Basciano, Oliver, “Consumed,” Art Review, September
Shapton, Leanne, “We Three Things/ In Stitches,” New York Times T Magazine, 5th March
2009 Saltz, Jerry, “Arf Criticism,” New York, 5th October
Smith, Roberta, “The Mood of the Market, as Measured in the Galleries,” New York Times, 4th Septmeber
LaRocco, Claudia, “Song and Dance,”, May
Fels, Sophie, “Great Walks: Art Walk,” Time Out New York, Issue 709 30th April – 6th May
2005 Singer, Sally, “The Icewoman Cometh,” Vogue, May
Noe, Paula, “Blackwell, Maschere e Foulard,” Mood Magazine, March
2004 Kengas, Matthew, “Visual Arts,” Seattle Times, 4th June
2003 Benard, Emily, “Picks,” Artforum.Com, July
Ollman, Leah, “Reviews,” Los Angeles Times, 10th January
2001 Cotter, Holland, “Lizzie Scott and Josh Blackwell,” New York Times, 11th May
1999 Pagel, David, “Art Reviews,” Los Angeles Times, 30th July


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