Joshua Abelow (b. 1976, Frederick, USA) earned his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008 and his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. His solo shows include exhibitions at James Fuentes, New York, USA in 2011 and 2013; Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy. Abelow’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide. In 2011, Abelow published a memoir titled ‘Painter’s Journal’ about his adventures in New York City in the late 1990s as a young artist. From 2010 to 2015, he ran ART BLOG ART BLOG, which functioned as art blog, temporary gallery and a print publication. Abelow is currently based in Harris, USA.


Born 1976, Frederick, MD
Lives and works in Baltimore, MD


MFA Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art

BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Miss You, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA

Drawings, Allen & Eldridge, New York, USA
NEW GODS, ober gallery, Kent, USA
Motion Pictures, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, USA
Running Witches in Chelsea, James Fuentes temporary space, New York, USA
Freddy, James Fuentes, New York, USA

Joshua Abelow + Bjorn Copeland, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Good Morning, BFA Boatos Fine Arts, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Running Witches, Freddy, Harris, USA

Keeping A Close Eye on the Wind, with Gene Beery, Bodega, New York, NY and Freddy, Baltimore, USA
RELAX, Arts+Leisure, New York, USA

ABELOW ON DELANCEY, James Fuentes, New York, USA
PAINTER, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, USA
Gold Paintings, Solo booth presentation, Art Brussels, James Fuentes and Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium 

ABELOW SCHMABELOW, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Famous Artist, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium
Solo booth presentation, Frieze New York, James Fuentes, New York, USA
JOSHUA ABELOW, Office Hours, Burlington, USA
Songs From A Room, devening projects + editions, Chicago, USA

DUMB & EASY, Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto, Canada
OH! ABELOW, James Fuentes LLC, New York, USA

Brother/Sister, with Tisch Abelow, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, USA

Mystic Truths, Branch Gallery, Durham, USA

Monday Afternoon Club, Branch Gallery, Durham, USA

 Selected Group Exhibitions

Beach is Better, Fringe Projects/Good Weather, Miami, USA
Monster Mash, Vicki, Newburgh, USA
Begonia Bougainvillea, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, USA
The Congregation (curatorial project by Joshua Abelow), Jack Hanley, New York, USA
Milk Of The Poppy, CAPITAL, San Francisco, USA
It’s So Cold, Bahamas Biennale, Detroit, USA
12th Annual Brooklyn Academy of Music Art Auction, Bridget Donahue, New York, USA
Foundation Barbin Presents: REDUX (Sort of), curated by Lukcy DeBellevue, Kai Matsumiya, New York, USA

PaintersNYC, Páramo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Second Show, EDDYSROOM, Brooklyn, NY
Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable-Sized Paintings, curated by Phong Bui, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, USA
Anxiously Attached, Essex Flowers, New York, USA
826NYC Exhibition & Auction, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Jurassic Paint, New Scenario, (online only)
Popular Panorama 2, Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, USA
The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, USA
2015 White Columns Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, USA
p+b, with Peter Eide and Brent Holland Baker, Franklin Street, Baltimore, USA
From Line to Constellation, curated by Francesca Capone, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA
Situational Comedy with R. Lyon and Brad Phillips, 247365, Brooklyn, NY Brendan Cass Benefit Auction, CANADA, New York, USA

Brushcrusher, curated by Gerasimos Floratos and Quintessa Matranga, Basement Show NY, New York, USA
THE IMAGE IS BESIDE THE POINT, curated by Jack Pierot, Pierot The Fool, New York, USA
The Built Environment: Lower East Side in Istanbul, curated by Kathleen Madden, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
The Go Between: Works from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, curated by Eugenio Viola, Sprovieri, London, UK and Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Napli, Italy
Surrender Flags, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, USA
What Was The Question, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
Don’t Look Now, curated by 247365, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Joshua Abelow / Heather Guertin / Zak Prekop / Shunsuke Imai “paintings,” Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan
John De Andrea “Lisa” with Joshua Abelow, Julia Rommel, Stefan Rinck, Peter Schuyff, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium
This One’s Optimistic, Pincushion, curated by Cary Smith, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, USA
Ok Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Acme, Los Angeles, USA
Riding the Earth Boy 40, Mission Comics & Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Particular Pictures (curatoral project with Emily Ludwig Shaffer), The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, USA
Spitball, curated by Progress Report, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, USA

Endless Vacation, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
This is the story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Draw Gym, organized by Brian Belott, 247365 and Know More Games, Brooklyn, USA
Rock Art & the X-ray Style, curated by Ryan Foerster, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, USA
The Fruit Loop, Soloway, Brooklyn, USA
Home Screen –, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, USA
Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery and UNTITLED, New York, USA
DNA: Strands of Abstraction, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, USA
1XX, Launch F18, New York, USA
Prague Biennale 6, Expanded Painting, curated by Giancarlo Politi, Helena Kontova and Nicola Trezzi, Prague, Czech Republic
Rug Whoops, The Sunday Painter, London, UK
Land, Ho!, curated by Holly Coulis and Ridley Howard, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, USA
DOWNTOWN: A View of the Lower East Side, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
New York I Love You Sometimes, Classic Six, New York, USA
Encounter, Zürcher Studio, New York, USA

Pig Party, organized by Gina Beavers, New York City, New York, USA
Epiphanic Glow, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, USA
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster, New York, USA
B-Out, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA
Fükengrüven, Bodega, Philadelphia, USA
Sleep Late, My Lady Friend, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Tailgates & Substitutes, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, USA
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York, USA
If you like it, take it home, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, USA
Behind the Curtain, A Lock of Hair Falling, Gallery Diet, Miami, USA
Wild Beasts, Champion Gallery, Austin, USA
Dead in August, The Pentagon, Brooklyn, USA
Can I Get A Witness?, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, USA
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, USA
^..^ / :), Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education, Bronx, USA
LISTE The Young Art Fair Basel, James Fuentes, Basel, Switzerland
ABC123, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, USA
Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lutz, Wildlife, Brooklyn, USA
A Healthy Skepticism, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, USA
Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles, USA
Color Me Bad, Nudashank, Baltimore, USA
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, USA

All in the Family, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, USA
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, USA
Anti-Anti/Non-Non, Hal Bromm, New York, USA
Exit Light, Reference, Richmond, USA
Sonny Smith: 100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA and Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Text as Image, Lump Gallery, Richmond, USA
TETE-A-CLACK, Galerie im Reigierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, USA
The PDA Show, No Brow Coffee, Ken Sanders Rare Books, Alchemy Coffee, The Utah Pride Center, Salt Lake City, USA
Portable Caves, HKJB, Long Island City, USA

Insomnia, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, USA
Cadaver Corpse, Golden Age, Chicago, USA
Local Paintings, Markus Winter, Berlin, Germany

Takt 5, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
Landscape, Portrait, Pattern, Hallway Bathroom, San Francisco, USA
Texas National 2008, The Art Center at the Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, USA
All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, USA
Kunst Gruppe, Werkstatte Gallery, New York, USA

Actual Size Biennial, CAID, Detroit, USA
Heroes, Bryce’s Barber Shop, Olympia, USA

Art on Paper 2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
RISD Fine Arts Biennial NYC 2006, Exit Art, New York, NUSA

Two for the Seesaw, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, USA

Coloring Book, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, USA
RISD Fine Arts Biennial NYC 2004, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, USA

Wildlife, Ross Bleckner’s studio, 77 White Street, New York, USA
Better Homes and Gardens, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, USA
Unframed First Look, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
New American Talent, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, USA

Off the Grid, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Friends and Family, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, USA


The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA

The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Takt Kunstprojectraum, Berlin, Germany


Merit Scholarship Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Gordon Peers Award for Excellence in Painting, RISD


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