Solo Exhibitions



Denis Castellas, Joe Fyfe, Sherman Sam, Ceysson & Benetiere, Luxembourg



Parasols,, Joe Fyfe, Claude Viallat, Ceysson & Benetiere, Saint-Etienne, France



No Puppet Performance, Lovaas Projects, Munich



Vagabond Paintings, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Geneva



Joe Fyfe Four A.M. NYC



Kiss the Sky Nathalie Karg gallery, NYC



Longhouse Projects, NYC



Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg



"Elecciones" galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne



Main space,White Columns, NYC



James Graham & Sons, NYC



ACME Gallery, Los Angeles,CA



David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN



James Graham & Sons, NYC



JG Contemporary, NYC



Ryllega gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam



Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC



JG Contemporary, NYC



Galerie Pitch, Paris (Ron Johnson)



Mai's Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam



Jay Grimm gallery, NYC



Nicholas Davies Gallery, NYC



Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky



Nicholas Davies Gallery, NYC



Barbara Toll Fine Arts, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions



En Neuen Raumen, Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln



FLAT FIX, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY



2017 Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters



Boys and Girls Can Still Draw, Nathalie Karg gallery, NYC



Plain Site, Monroe Brown gallery, Western Michigan University



Wobbly Swabbies, Pablo’s Birthday, NYC



Kindred Beasts, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY



C.Ar.D. biennale d’arte internazionale, Pianello, Italy



"Special Guest" Bernard Ceysson at Galerie Zurcher, NYC



"Feed The Meter" Galerie Ceysson, Luxembourg



"Picture/Painting/Object" Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels opens September 13



"On the Blue Shore of Silence" Fitzroy Gallery, NYC opens June 26



The Bulletin Board, White Columns, NYC (info)



"Donut Muffin" Dorsky projects LIC,NY



"Wit" Painting Center, NYC



"Group Show" Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln



"Memphis Social" Memphis, Tenn. (May)



"My Crippled Friend" CCAD Columbus, Ohio (October)



"Building Materials" Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (November)



"Taking Note or the Curious Eye" National University of Ireland, Galway (November)



Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Gallery group exhibition



"Arbeiten auf papier", Zietkunst Galerie, Kitzbüel, Austria



ARCO, Madrid Booth 10A-1310



B.Wurtz & Co. Group show curated by Matthew Higgs, Richard Telles Fine Art. Los Angeles



PEINTURE MODE D’EMPLOI, Centre régional d'art contemporain, Montbéliard, France, curated by Phillipe Cyrolnick



Glasgow international Exhibition of Visual Art, "Ever Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame", 42 Carlton Place Glasgow G5NT



"Abstraction Everyday -- Everyday Abstraction", James Cohan Gallery, NY, opens June 1



NADA NY May 4-7



'Flag day', Islip art museum



Take Five , Plus Gallery Denver,CO



Devotion, Zürcher Studio NYC



Redi-Mix , Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts NYC



Le Tableau , Cheim & Read, NYC



Consider the Oyster, James Graham & Sons NYC



Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting , SVA Gallery



Abstractionists Unite! Who Give You Just Enough To Last A Life Time, curated by Nancy Chaikin, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale CA, June 21-August 8



Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg NYC



POTLUCK SERIES Assemblage Abstract, Dinter Fine Art, (March)



Selected Photographs, online project room:, July-August



Blue, curated by John Zinsser James Graham & Sons, New York NY



"Present Tense" Spanierman gallery, New York NY



Intersections, Meyers School of Art, Univ. of Akron, Ohio, (April)



Paint/Not Paint, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, NYC, (March)



Project room, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, NYC, (April)



Carton Rouge, Atelier Tampon-Ramier, Paris (Sept.-Oct.)



Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams, Ltd., NYC



Field Questions, Rosenwald-Wolf gallery, Univ. of the Arts, Phila., Pa.



Glimpse, mixed greens, (summer)



Helter Skelter, capsule gallery (aug.-sept.)



Summer, Bruno marina gallery, Brooklyn NY



A Conversation Marvelli gallery, NYC, (July)



Under the Influence, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NYC (July 30-Oct.9)



Grisaille, JG contemporary, NYC



Simple Marks, Cheim & Read, NYC



The Invisible Thread; Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY



Contra/post, JG contemporary, NYC



ZenRoxy, Von Lintel gallery, NYC



Landscape, Lindsey Brown Gallery, NYC



Group, Sideshow gallery, Brooklyn



Project Wall, Pierogi 2000, Bklyn, NY January-current



Group, Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco



Abstraction II, New York Studio School (May 24-June 30)



Project Wall, Pierogi 2000, Bklyn, NY April-May



Fundamental Occurrences, Malca Fine Arts, 580 Bway, NYC May 9-July 29)



Fourwalls, London Diary



(Oct. 14-Dec. 5) Joe Fyfe, James Hyde, Merlin James: Drawings, Thomas Korzelius Gallery, NYC



Double Vision (June 25-Aug 14) Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Ga., curated by Micheal Pittari



(Jan.15-Feb.17)N-3 Project Space, Painting III, 85 North Third St. Bklyn NY



Gramercy International Art fair



"Madeleines" Apex Art, NYC



"Fin de Siecle" Nicholas Davies Gallery, NYC



"Art Exchange Show" 60 Broad Street, NYC



"Living Room" 558 Broadway, NYC



"Visiting Faculty Biennial" University of Tennessee, Knoxville



"Men, myths and masculinities" LedisFlam Gallery, NYC



"360" Pino Molica Gallery, NYC traveled to Rome, Italy (catalogue)



"Drawings" Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC



"Painting and Sculpture Today: 1984" Indianapolis Museum of Art,IN



"Art on Paper: 1983" Weatherspoon Gallery, U of NC, Greensboro



"Spring Exhibition" Weatherspoon Gallery, U of NC, Greensborough



"The Times Square Show" Colab, NYC


"Baudelaire's concept of the perfect flaneur as it applies to contemporary art." NY Studio School, March, 2001 UCLA, and OTIS, Los Angeles, April 2001, Fordham University, June, 2002 "Paris Report" NY Studio School, Dec.3, 2003 "On My Painting": Kent State U., Cleveland Art Institute, U of Iowa, Mass. Art, BU, VCU, NYSS, Tyler.


As Critic: The Review Panel at the National Academy Museum, December, 2004, "Working Locally, Thinking Globally 2: Critical Infrastructure" — The Cleveland Institute of Art, November, 2005. As Moderator: "No Image Painting", Tyler School of Art, February, 2006

Awards & Residencies

New York Artadia Awards 2015

Pollock-Krasner 2014

Guggenheim Fellowship 2008

Sitterwerk Zentrum für Kunst und Kulturwirtschaf, 2007 residency, atelierhaus

Fulbright Award (Research in Vietnam & Cambodia) 2006-7

Fundacion Paraiso Mojacar, Spain, 2006

Pollock-Krasner Award, 2005

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Award, 2002, 2008

Handhollow Foundation Award (PFAW Fellowship), 1999

McDowell fellowship 1998, Yaddo fellowships 1998,2001,2003, 2005, 2008

Bessie Award, 1986 Set design for "The Memory Theatre of Guilio Camillo"




Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY



Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Phila.,Pa.



Visiting Professor, Blossom Kent State University



Visiting professor, Graduate Program in Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Instructor, Painting, the New School, NYC



Queens College, Instructor, Color, Painting;



National Academy of Design, Watercolor



Instructor, Drawing at the Met, Beginning Painting and Drawing, New School, NYC



Instructor, Art History, Long Island University.



Instructor, Parsons School of Design, NYC



Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curated Exhibitions



Serge Poliakoff, Cheim & Read, NYC



Kimber Smith: Works on Paper, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Co-curated with Emilie Ovaere-Corthay



No Ground But Say Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY (info)



Devotion, Zürcher Studio NYC



Le Tableau, Cheim & Read, NYC



Color Climax, James Graham & Sons, NYC



Band of Abstraction, Van Brunt gallery, NYC



The Apollonian Style, (Sept. *-Oct.10) Bruno Marina gallery, Brooklyn



Vessels, Greenwich House pottery, NYC (catalog with essay)



Om, Dorsky Gallery, NYC (catalog with essay)



Try a Little Tenderness, Apex Art, NYC (catalog with essay)


Art, Das Kunstmagazin, December,1994, pp.89-91 (incl. photo)
New York Times, Sunday Magazine, Sept. 1, 1996 p.35 (incl. photo)
Artnet, Feb 11 ,1998, " Joe Fyfe's 'Land of Make Believe'"
Appearances, Number 24, 1997, pages 6,48 ( 2 photos)
Art In America, "Joe Fyfe at Nicholas Davies" review by Alfred Corn, (incl. photo.) April 1999
Modern Painters, "This Wonderful Exile of the Artist" Fall 1999, pp. 77-79 (photo)
New York Times, Oct. 22, 1999, review by Ken Johnson, "Drawings", Thomas Korzelius Gallery
New York Times, July 1, 2000, review by Ken Johnson, Fundamental Occurences, Malca Gallery
The New Yorker, 'Joe Fyfe' review, July 1,2002, Aug 2, 2002
Art in America, March 2003, "Joe Fyfe at Jay Grimm Gallery"
The New Yorker, Sept.3 2003, "Simple Marks"
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 28, 2005 "Abstracts with no obvious links" Edward Sozanski
Vietnam News, June 1, 2004, "Exhibit samples the simple by US artist" Thu Ngoc.
Brooklyn Rail, July 2004, "A boom grows in brooklyn" james kalman
Brooklyn Rail, February 2005, "Traces everywhere" benjamin la rocco
Fallon and Rosoff's artblog, January 24, 2005, "a painters question"
Boggy, Nov. 2003, "some chelsea shows"
Vietnam net bridges, June 27, 2004, "americans message to Vietnam"
NY Times, April 27,2005, 'Joe Fyfe' Paintings from Vietnam, Ken Johnson
Brooklyn Rail, April,2005, Joe Fyfe' Paintings from Vietnam, Stephanie Buhman
New York Sun, April, 12 2005, Joe Fyfe, Mary Heilman…. By David Cohen
Vietnam News November, 12 2006.
NY Times, March 9, 2007, 'Joe Fyfe'Paintings 2004-07 Roberta Smith/notable exhibition weekend arts
The New Yorker, March 12 2007, Joe Fyfe
New York Sun, February 2, 2007, 'Minimalism with feeling…. By David Cohen
Gay City News, February 16, 2007, "A Contrarian's Esthetic", by Stephen Mueller
Art in America, September 2007, "Joe Fyfe at JG Contemporary" Stephen Maine, Art Review: Reality rendered in vibrant colors By Fredric Koeppel, March 2010
ARTnews, Joe Fyfe: James Graham & Sons by Lamar Clarkson, May 2009
Joe Fyfe: Recent Work at James Graham & Sons by Stephanie Buhmann, March, 2009
New York Sun, June 28 2010 'Orgy in the Raw" David Cohen
New York Times, July 2, 2010 'Le Tableau' Roberta Smith
Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2010 'Le Tableau' Lance Esplund
TIME OUT NY, August 19, 2010 'Le Tableau' Michael Wilson
The New Yorker, 'Le Tableau' August 5 2010, 'When Hypothesis Trumps Quality' July 23 2010 Robert C. Morgan
Modern Painters, 'Le Tableau' August 26, 2010 Andrew Russeth, Summer, 'Le Tableau' '10 James Glisson
ARTnews, October 2010 'Le Tableau' Albert MacAdam

Set Design



"Cities in Print" (scenic design) Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC



"The Tower" Home Theatre for Contemporary Performance, NYC



"The Memory Theatre of Guilio Camillo" La Mama ETC and the expanded version presented by Creative Time, Inc. at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage (additional set)


BFA, University of the Arts, (Philadelphia college of Art) 1976

Writings by the artist

Artforum February '10 (review): Sopheap pich at Tyler Rollins

---------------------Feature Articles written for Art In America 2001-present:------------------

 A French Alternative Martin Barré January 2009

In Deep Water: Jun-Nguyen Hatsushiba, Sept. 2008

Things the mind already knows Urs Fischer at Tony Shafrzi, Sept. 2008;

Painting by other means. James Bishop Oct 1, 2008

Outside the system: despite continuing problems with officialdom, Saigon Open City exhibition series reveals the vitality of Vietnam's contemporary art scene. Oct , 2007

Hans Josephsohn’s Lateness September 2007

Used Verbatim or Slightly Altered John Armleder February 2008

The Heart at Midnight. On the work of the Late Bill Rice March, 2006

Making it new: despite limited funds and bureaucratic trepidation, Hanoi has a burgeoning art scene that features performance, video and collaborative 10/1/03

Requiems for a lost future? Epic scale and forceful geometric forms have long preoccupied Al  Held, perhaps nowhere more than in his "Requiem" and "Siena"… four monumental paintings by Al Held, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center   6/1/03

The Art of Failure: in recent years, Michael Smith and Joshua White have created a series of highly detailed installations that satirize society in general… 11/1/02

Alma Thomas's late blossoms: an African-American woman artist who emerged in the mid-20th century, Thomas was a pioneer throughout her career…in 1964 when, close to paralysis and bedridden, the 73-year-old .. 1/1/02

--------------------------Reviews for Art In America 2001-present: ------------------------------

(note: reviews '06-'09 not yet compiled)

November 2005, John Zurier, September 2005, Helga Natz, June 2005, Mary Heilman

May 2005, Martha Diamond, Catherine Bradford, April 2005, Kristin Calabrese

February 2005, Le Vu, December 2006, Jackie Gendel,

December 2006, Stephane Bordarier, October 2006, Brendan O’Connell,

September 2006, Hans Josephsohn

September 2006, Jake Berthot, Miguel Mont

May 2006, Dinh Q. Le, February 2006, Laura Harrison, Dana Frankfort

October 2007, Judy Ledgerwood February 2007, Alix Le Meleder Decmeber 2007 Michael Goldberg at Knoedler ,March 2008, William Carroll, February 2008, Steve Keister February 2008, Susan Wanklyn, January 2009,

Mary Heilman at 303, paintings 6/1/05 Katherine Bradford at Sarah Bowen, paintings 5/1/05 Martha Diamond at the New York Studio School, paintings 5/1/05 Kristin Calabrese at Leo Koenig, "Everlasting Gobstopper," 4/1/05  Le Vu, a performance, titled Nuoi (Bring Up) , Ryllega gallery, Hanoi  2/1/05 

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla at Chantal Crousel, "Ciclonismo," Jasper Johns at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 10/1/04  Rachel Howard at the Bohen Foundation The English painter.  10/1/04 by Joe Fyfe Xavier Noiret-Thome at Philippe Casini, Paris.  9/1/04  Mario Dellavedova at Sperone Westwater 6/1/04  Claire Corey at Ten in One - New York,3/1/04  Angelina Nasso at Stux 1/1/04 Paul Thek at Alexander and Bonin and with Edwin Klein at Janos 7/1/03   Kit Rank at David 5/1/03   Tam Ochiai at team  5/1/03  Paul Brown at Nicole Klagsbrun. 4/1/03

James Clark and Joan Waltemath at 3/1/03   Yeardley Leonard at Dee/Glasoe 1/1/03   Joanne Baldinger at Roger 1/1/03  Ingo Meller and Otto Zitko at Cheim and 10/1/03  Suzan Frecon at Lawrence Markey 11/1/03

 Helen Miranda Wilson at DC 12/1/02  Nancy Shaver at Feature 10/1/02  Bernard Piffaretti at Cheim & Read 9/1/02  Kehnet Nielsen and Erik Steffensen at 5/1/02   Tony Feher at D'Amelio 4/1/02   Per Kirkeby at Michael Werner - New 3/1/02 Frank Holliday at Debs & Co - New 2/1/02  Nicola De Maria at Sperone 2/1/02   Albert Contreras at Bill Maynes - New York 1/1/02

Sarah Rapson at Cohan Leslie and Browne 12/1/01  Amanda Means at Ricco/ 12/1/01 Jeff Koons at Gagosian - Beverly 11/1/01  Harriet Korman at Lennon, Weinberg 9/1/01 Graham Nickson at Salander- 9/1/01   Steven Parrino at Team..9/1/01  Richard Smith at Jay Grimm 7/1/01  Ernst Caramelle at Lawrence Markey 6/1/01  Genevieve Cadieux at the Americas Society..5/1/01 by Joe Fyfe  Enzo Cucchi at Tony Shafrazi -.4/1/01  Jerome Boutterin at Bernard Jordan 12/1/01 2001-2007-------------------------------------------

The French painter Simon Hantaï (1922-2008)

Zak Smiths We Did Porn

David Novros at Paula Cooper Gallery

Mercedes Matter: A Retrospective Exhibition

 John Coplans Provocations  8/17/01

The Horrible Hues  2/13/01 on David Batchelor’s  Chromophobia.

Ornery Utopia May 19, 2001, exhibition at Exit Art

John Coplans, 1920-2003 Obituary

Phnom Penh Diary 1/07

------------------------------------Gay City News 2002-2005---------------------------------------

Lois Dodd at Alexandre and the Studio School

John Duff  at Knoedler & Company

Tamara Gonzales at Cheryl Pelavin

Noritashi Hirakawa at Salon 94

Alex Katz at Pace and Peter Blum

Michael St. John at Cynthia Broan

George Peck at Florence Lynch

Picasso at C&M and Al Taylor at Lawrence Markey

Pedro Cabrita Reis at Tracy Williams

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(all above GCN articles also available on line at

The Smell of Gunpowder: A visit with Roman Signer

Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface at Peter Blum Soho

The Roofer’s Son: Watteau at the Met

The Painter Sam Francis, a film by Jeffrey Perkins

Linda Daniels at A.M. Richard Fine Art

Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin

Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read

Beyond Sacred: Recent painting from Australia’s remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty

Janet Malcolm: Burdock at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Damien Hirst’s Shark

Alex Mcquilkin: Joan of Arc at Marvelli

Shirley Kaneda: New Paintings

Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modern Architecture, 1922-32 Photographs by Richard Pare

A Turn in Sri Lanka

Cady Noland Approximately: Sculptures and Editions, 1984-99

Artists in Hanoi: Hanoi studios of artists Vu Dan Tan, Maritta Nurmi, Phuong Nguyen Linh, and Pham Ngoc Duong

Art Vietnam: Rienke Engardt and Tran Trung Tin at Art Vietnam, Hanoi

Begley, Peter H: peter h begley at salander-o'reilly, keith long at ansonia pharmacy and ok harris

Delecorte, Anne delecorte at roebling hall, sam martineau at brooklyn fire proof

Dodd, Lois: lois dodd at alexandre and the studio school

Duff, John: john duff at knoedler & company

Feinstein, Rachel: rachel feinstein at marianne boesky

Gonzales, Tamara: tamara gonzales at cheryl pelavin

Gordon, Douglas: Douglas Gordon at MoMA

Hirakawa: noritoshi hirakawa at salon 94

Katz, Alex:  alex katz at pacewildenstein and peter blum

Klein, Yves: yves klein at michael werner and l&m arts

Lozano, Lee:  lee lozano at ps1 contemporary art center

Morandi, Giorgio: giorgio morandi at lucas schoormans

Munch, Edvard: edvard munch at moma

Noland, Cady: Cady Noland at Triple Candie

Nozkowski, Thomas: thomas nozkowski at the studio school

Parrino, Steven: late steven parrino

Peck, George: george peck at florence lynch

Picasso, Pablo: picasso at c&m and al taylor at lawrence markey

Reis, Pedro Cabrita: pedro cabrita reis at tracy williams

St. John, Michael: michael st john at cynthia broan

*North Fork/South Fork: north fork/south fork at the parrish art museum

Book reviews:

Romanticism and its Discontents by Anita Brookner

Stripes : The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric
by Michel Pastoureau

 --------------------Art AsiaPacific 2005--------------------------------------------------------------

Vietnam Diary, feature article Spring, 2005

--------------------Art On Paper 2002-2005-----------------------------------------------------------

Feature articles:

Strange Loops, on James Siena, Jan-Feb."03

Ed Ruscha as Flaneur, Sept. ‘05

Sketchbook: Pierrette Bloch, May-Jun, ‘04


Fairfield Porter Drawings at Knoedler Jan-Feb.’02

Gwen John at         Mar.-Apr.’02

Andrea Belag watercolors at Bill Maynes Jul.-Aug,’02

Siobahn Liddell at CRG  Nov.’02

Lyle Ashton Harris at Natalie Obadia, Paris Jul.-Aug.’04

*Nam Ngoc Duong, Goethe Institute, Hanoi Sept.’04

--------------Time Out New York magazine:-------------------------------------------------------

Richard Tuttle at the Drawing Center Jan.’05

---------------Bomb Magazine:--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Interview with Stephen Mueller Spring, ’02,

Interview with Bernard Piffaretti, Summer, 2006

Artists on artists: "Tran Luong" Fall, ‘03

"Andre Zielinski" Fall ‘07

-------------------Catalogues: ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Stephen Mueller, Joslyn Art museum, Omaha, Neb,.2003

Wlodzimerz Ksiazek, Alpha gallery, Boston, Mass. 2003,

Julian Stanczak, Stux gallery, NYC 2004

Ellen Banks, Works on paper, Andre Zarre gallery,NYC

 Dan Walsh’s Kindred Spirits, NYC, 2006,

Arnold Helbling, Galerie Fabian Walter, Zurich, 2005

Hans Hartung: The Last Paintings, Cheim & Read, 2010

Serge Poliakoff et Quelques Peintres Américains, Le Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013


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