Julianne Swartz


Explode Everyday: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
(Group Show)
Opening May 28, 2016


Born 1967 in Phoenix, Arizona. Lives and works in New York.


2002 M.F.A., Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Sculpture
1999 Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1989 B.A., Photography and Creative Writing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Selected One-Person Exhibitions



Close, Projective Eye Gallery, UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC


Co-Portraits Portfolio, Mixed Greens, New York


Miracle Report, collaboration with Ken Landauer, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
How deep is your, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

How deep is your, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
Affirmation, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME
Terrain, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

How deep is your, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Gravity, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Miracle, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Digital Empathy, Public Project, High Line Park, New York
Julianne Swartz, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI
Terrain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Loop, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI

Close (photography), Mixed Greens Gallery, New York
Terrain, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Open , Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Terrain, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

Terrain, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The Sound of Light, The Jewish Museum (December 2008 - March 2009), New York

Placements (photography), Mixed Greens Gallery, New York
Hope, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Julianne Swartz, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX

Affirmation, Commission for the BBC Radio 3, UK
Breaches and Leaks, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, UK
Attractions Suspensions and Dislocations, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Managed Flow Echo System, Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC
Partial Excavation (in pink), Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Elevator Music, The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Bubble Portraits, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York

Currents1: Julianne Swartz, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Speculative Mechanics (persistent optimism), Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

Line Drawing, Artists Space, Project Room, New York

Garden Details Imported and Compressed, Shroeder-Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Landing ~ the Bubble, 123 Watts, New York

Shadow House, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Shadow House, The Robert Lehman Gallery at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Numinous, Lombard–Freid Fine Arts, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions


good news.Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of Now, curated by Betty Levin, Hearst Tower, New York

Explode Everyday: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out, 878 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY

The Suspended Line, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York 

Hear This!, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA



More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Traveling to: Cheekwood botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, TN)
Sin Titulo, Josée Bienvenu Gallery and Elizabeth Dee, New York

Yeah We Friends and Shit, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York 
Watch Your Step, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Good Night, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
Miracle Report: Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer, Social Studies 8, ASU Art Museum, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, AZ

My Friend and I, Concordia 21rozendaal, Het Rozendaal 21, Enschede, NL
Microwave, eight, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Thick and Thin, (two person exhibition), Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

X, Mixed Greens 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mixed Greens, New York

Project Marfa, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
We Interrupt This Program, curated by Marcia Tanner, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Voice and Void, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
We Interrupt This Program, curated by Marcia Tanner, Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA

Liverpool Biennial, Tate Museum, Liverpool, UK
New York Interrupted, curated by Dan Cameron, PKM Gallery, Beijing, CN

The Empire of Sighs, curated by Andrea Pollin, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
Press Play, curated by Georgina Jackson, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IE
Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant Gallery, New York

Counter Culture, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
4 und 4 selected, curated by Anne Ellegood, Muller Dechiara Gallery, Berlin, DE
Lineaments of Gratified Desire, curated by Maricia Tanner, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Breaking Away, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Queens, NY
NY/LA, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Plastic Gardens, Cristinerose | Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Line Drawing, Artist Space Project Room, New York
Still/Motion, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Microwave, Cristinerose | Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Garden Details, imported and Compressed, Schroeder Romero, New York
Magnitude (in collaboration with John Yau), The Educational Alliance, New York
Liminal Spaces, curated by Cassandra Coblentz, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Periphera, Murray Guy Gallery, New York

Interval: New Art for a New Space, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Brooklyn!, Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
Let's Get To Work, curated by Gavin Wade, Philadelphia College of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Plant Life, curated by Patrick Callery, K.S. Art, New York
Trackings, curated by Jonathan van Dyke, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Clenchclutchflynch, curated by Dominique Nahas, Paul Rogers/9W Gallery, New York
Mixed Greens at space 101, Mixed Greens, Brooklyn, NY

Luminous, curated by Brian Wallace, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Pop Mechanics, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Meat Market Art Fair, New York
Microwave two, 123 Watts, New York
Millenium Bugs, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Vision in Motion, Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nature, The Susquhanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Architecture in Glass, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Hands Off, ArtNation Projects, New York

The New York Biennial of Glass, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Numinious, Lombard -Freid Fine Arts, New York
Current/Undercurrent, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, NC
Male/Female Vines, the Gramercy International Art Fair, New York

Grants and Awards


Anonymous Was a Woman, Anonymous Was a Woman Award

Academy of Arts and Letters, Academy Award in Art

Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Award

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artistís Fellowship in Sculpture

Art Omi International Artists Colony, Ghent, NY
P.S. 1 Museum, National and International Studio Program

Public Art Fund, New York, NY

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

The Richard Kelly Foundation Grant
Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts

Special Editions Grant from the Lower East Side Printshop

Artist in Residence Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts


Ganis, William V., "Indianapolis, Indiana-Julianne Swartz: Indianapolis Museum of Art," Sculpture Magazine, May, Vol. 34 No. 4


Craig, Kayli. “‘Miracle Report’ at Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center Demands Full Attention,” Daily Titan, February 2, 2014.
Barton, Dave. “‘Miracle Report’ at Grand Central Arts Center: The Santa Ana Gallery Takes On People’s Belief In the Impossible Saving the Day,” OC Weekly, January 30, 2014.
“Exhibit Feature Works of TPV Artists,” Town of Paradise Valley Independent, January 15, 2014.
Hamilton, Sarah. “Julianne Swartz//SMOCA,” The Seen, January 8, 2014.

Goldberg, Jennifer. “The Art of Feeling,” JewishAZ.com, December 31, 2013.
Vanesian, Kathleen. “Julianne Swartz’s ‘How Deep is Your’ Is Minimal with a Pulse at SMoCA,” Phoenix New Times, November 20, 2013.
Ross, Deborah. “Editorial: Recommendations,” Visual Art Source, November 19, 2013.
Ross, Deborah. “Spotlight: Scottsdale,” Art Ltd, November 2013.
Haller, Sonja. “Eyes and Ears Sense Art in the Air at Scottsdale Museum,”azcentral.com, October 14, 2013.
Blumberg, Nick. “Sound Art in Unexpected Places,” KJZZ, October 11, 2013.
Barkowski, Becky. “In Depth,” Phoenix New Times, October 10, 2013.
Duncan, Jenna. “Presence in Resonance,” Java Magazine, October 2013.
Kalb, Peter R., “Exhibition Reviews,” Art in America, February 26, 2013.
Carlock, Marty. “Lincoln, Massachusetts – Julianne Swartz: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 32 No.1, January/February, 2013.

Smee, Sebastien, "Works as Fragile as We See Ourselves", The Boston Globe, Sept. 15 (illus.).
"2012-2013 Museum Previews, Julianne Swartz", Art in America, Annual 2012-2013.
"Art Around Town, Gravity at Josée Bienvenu", The New Yorker, June 3.
Saltz, Jerry, Critics Pick, "Julianne Swartz", New York Magazine, June 11-18 (illus.).

Medeiros, Trevor, "An Alternative Moment with Artist Julianne Swartz," SOCO, March.
Kwon, Liz, "Julianne Swartz", The International Magazine of Space Design, Nov. (illus).
Johnson, Ken, "Sculptural Surprises Grace the Streets", New York Times, Aug 18.
Browne, Alix, "High Notes on the Highline", T magazine, New York Times, June 7.
"Art Around Town, Summer Preview", The New Yorker, June 3.

Tikhonova, Yulia, "Julianne Swartz at Josée Bienvenu", Sculpture Magazine, January.

"Goings On About Town", The New Yorker, February 9, 2009.
Weiner, Emily, "Critic’s Picks New York, NY, Julianne Swartz", Artforum, February.

Friedman, Daniel. "Festival of (New) LIght - and Sound", The Jewish Daily Forward, December 22, 2008.
Nahas, Dominique. Hope, Sculpture, May.

Hall, Emily, "Julianne Swartz", Artforum, September.
"Voice and Void", Aldrich Museum, exhibition catalog.
Weiner, Emily, "Julianne Swartz", Time Out New York, June 28.
Saltz, Jerry, "Critics Pick: Julianne Swartz", New York Magazine, May 26.
"Art Around Town, Julianne Swartz at Josée Bienvenu", The New Yorker, May 28.
Baker. RC, "Best in Show", The Village Voice, May 22.
Gelber, Eric, "Julianne Swartz at Josée Bienvenu", The New York Sun, May 24.
Hanley, Bill, "Humanizing Time", Rhizome News, May 28.

Susser, Deborah, "Attractions, Suspensions and Dislocations", Art in America, November.
International 2006, Liverpool Biennial, Exhibition catalog.
New York Interrupted, Exhibition catalog.
Key, Phillip, "Art That Talks to You", Liverpool Daily Post.

Labelle, Charles, "Julianne Swartz at Josée Bienvenu", Frieze, March.
Macadams, Barbara, "Magnetic Resonances", ARTnews Feb.
Schwendener, Martha, "Julianne Swartz, at Josée Bienvenu", Artforum, Feb.

Blumberg, Deborah Lynn. "Through a tube starkly: Connecting on the Bowery", The Villager, August 11-17.
"Counter Culture", AM New York, July 9-11.
Fels, Sophie. "Julianne Swartz. Speculative Mechanics *persistent optimism", Time Out New York, October 14-21.
Gopnik, Blake. "Whitney Biennial", The Washington Post, March 15 2004.
Heartney, Eleanor. "The Well-Tempered Biennial", Art in America, June.
"Julianne Swartz", The New Yorker, October 25.
Kennedy, Randy. "The New Museum’s New Non-Museum", The New York Times, July 25.
Kimmelman, Michael. "Touching All Bases at the Biennial", The New York Times, March 12.
Levin, Kim. "Voice Pick", Village Voice, October 20-26.
Markus, David. "Telephoning From Skid Row: A Conversation with Julianne Swartz", NYArts, October 1.
Moynihan, Colin. "Exhibit Offers a Peek Inside the Lives of Outsiders", The New York Times, August 1.
"New Museum of Contemporary Art", The New Yorker, July 12 & 19.
Pearlman, Ellen. "From Da Hood to da Whitney: 3 Artists from Willamsburg Make Good", The Brooklyn Rail, March.
Saltz, Jerry. "Critical Call", Village Voice, October 1.
Saltz, Jerry. "The OK Corral", The Village Voice, March 11.
Smith, Roberta. "Art that Speaks to You. Literally", The New York Times, March 7.
"Art around town”, The New Yorker, July 12.
Vandam, Jeff. "The City's Other Restaurant Row", The New York Times, July 25.
Weyland, Jocko. "2004 biennial Preview", Time Out New York, March 4-11.
"Where to buy…", The Week, October 22.
Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, Exhibition catalog.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Treasure hunt", Time Out New York, August 5-12.

Honigram, Ana. "Garden Details", Sculpture Magazine, illustration, January – February.
Olson, Marisa S, "Still Motion", Afterimage, reviews, March – April.
Scott, Andrea. "Project Spaces", The New Yorker, March 31.

Heartney, Eleanor, "Brooklyn!", Art in America, illustration, April.
Kunsella, Eileen. "Wise Buys", Artnews, Summer.
Rush, Micheal. "Best Buys", Artnews, July.
Turner, Elisa. "Brooklyn!", Artnews, March.

Beck – Friedman, Tova, "Julianne Swartz", NYArts, February.
Beck-Friedman, Tova. "Julianne Swartz at Ricco Maresca", NYArts, Feb.
Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue.
Dannatt, Adrian. "Choice in New York", The Art Newspaper, January.
Johnson, Ken. "Clenchclutchflynch", New York Times, June 22.
"Julianne Swartz", The New Yorker, January 15.
Lewis, Zachery. "A Thread of Tolerance", Patriot Daily News, April 18.
Lewis, Zachery. "Link is the thought, not the actual thread", Patriot Daily News, April 22.
"#13", Open City, cover and project.
Shostrom, Jan. "Brooklyn!", Palm Beach Daily News, October 12.
Smith, Roberta, "Interval", New York Times, 28 Sept.
Turner, Elisa. "Brooklyn!", The Miami Herald, October 28.
Valdez, Sarah. "Landing the Bubble", Time Out New York, May 24-31.

Luminous, exhibition catalogue, Bellevue Art Museum.
Microwave two, exhibition catalogue, 123 Watts.

Artist in the Marketplace, exhibition catalogue, Bronx Museum
Cotter, Holland. "Artist in the Marketplace", The New York Times, July 21.

Costa, Robert. Julianne Swartz at Lombard Fried, illustration, Cover, September.
Aletti, Vince. "Choices", Photo, Village Voice, May 2.
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, exhibition catalogue.
Levin, Kim. "Choices", Art, Village Voice, April 20.
Melrod, George. "The New Art", New York, illustration, Art & Antiques, summer.

Raynor, Vivien. "Diverse Visions", New York Times, illustration, July 8.

Public and Corporate Collections

Indianpolis Museum of Art, IL
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
Colby College Museum of Art, ME


MICE BTN | Art Gallery of WA offers something novel
The Boston Globe | At Mass MoCA, wondering about wonder
The Charlotte Observer | UNCC's Swartz Exhibition
Sculpture | Julianne Swartz Indianapolis Museum of Art

An Alternative Moment with Artist Julianne Swartz

Art In America | Exhibition Reviews Julianne Swartz deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
ARTFORUM | Julianne Swartz Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Boston Globe

Review of How Deep Is Your at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Wall Street Journal, 2012

Exhibit Review

Yeah We Friends and Shit

Josée Bienvenu Press Release

Art in America

Review of Gravity

New York Magazine

Review of Gravity by Jerry Saltz


Josée Bienvenu Press Release


Josée Bienvenu Press Release


Review by Emily Weiner

The Jewish Daily Forward

Review by Daniel Freidman


Exhibit Review: Hope


"We Interrupt Your Program," Mills College Art Museum

Josée Bienvenu Press Release

The New Yorker

Exhibit Review


Exhibit Review


Josée Bienvenu Press Release

New York Art

Julianne Swartz Critc's Pick

The New York Sun

Exhibit Review: Open

The Village Voice

Exhibit Review