Phoebe Washburn (on paper)


Cut Down Like Grass
Recently acquired by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
(Group Show)
March 19 - September 15, 2013


Born in 1973, Poughkeepsie, NY. Lives and Works in New York, NY


MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

BFA, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Phoebe Washburn: A Pressure Drop for Richard Stands (a history of one thing to another in lemonaidedness), Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

Nudes, Housed Within Their Own Clothes and Aware of Their Individual Thirst, Descending a Staircase, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
My Rubies and My Diamonds, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Nunderwater Nort Lab, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Temperatures in a Lab of Superior Specialness, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

Compeshitstem: the new deal, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

Tickle the Shitstem, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

Regulated Fool’s Milk Meadow, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Ramp Project: Vacational Trappings and Wildlife Worries, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

It Has No Secret Surprise, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
It Makes For My Billionaire Status, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Nothing’s Cutie, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Greed. The Landscape Maker, Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy

Heavy has Debt, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell University, Grinnell, IA
True, False and Slightly Better, Rice University Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX

Between Sweet and Low, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Flights From Wonder, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

The Influentials, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
In Bloom, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Contemplating the Void, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
natural renditions, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Reconstruct + Deconstruction, Visual Arts Center, Courtyard Gallery, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Open, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

Back to the Garden, 60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
microwave, seven, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Couples & Relations, DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Cologne, Germany

The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
microwave, six, Josée Bienvenu gallery, New York, NY
The Way Things Go, Susan Inglett, New York, NY

Burgeoning Geometries, Whitney at Altria, New York, NY
Wallpaper LAB, Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
Ping Pong Diplomacy, The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO
Lipstick Building, 53rd and 3rd, New York, NY
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

The Bench, Kunsthalle St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
Make It Now, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Greater New York 2005, PS1, Queens, NY Strange Architecture, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

AIM 22: Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
PS1, Long Island City, NY
The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, NY
Slice and Dice, Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, New York, NY
Rubbish, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

Mixture Gallery, Houston, TX
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

DNA @DNA, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Everyday Materials, Westside Gallery, New York, NY
All You Can Eat, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Art New York, kunstraume auf Zeit, Linz, Austria

Integrated Aesthetics, SVA Satellite Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Shape of Things to Come, Forma Gallery, New York, NY
Tree, Installation, Silverwood Street, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Show, Radiance Gallery, Greensboro, NC
An Artist’s Eye, The Greensboro Artists' League, Greensboro, NC

Breakout, Rosetree Gallery, New Orleans, LA


Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in the category of Sculpture

American Academy of Arts and Letters award recipient

Marie Walsh Studio Program Recipient, New York, NY

The Rusty Collier Memorial Award in Studio Art, Newcomb, Tulane University

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography

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Monachesi, Juliana. “A Arte Pós-Utópica Dos Ecossistemas Portáteis.” Select. April / May 2012: 42-43.
“Visiting Artist Phoebe Washburn Speaks April 3.” The Guilford Beacon. 29 March 2012.
Vora, Manish. “Armory Week: Day by Day.” Artlog. March 2012.

"Art in Review: PHOEBE WASHBURN: ‘Temperatures in a Lab of Superior Specialness’." Breaking News, Current Events, Latest News and World Events at 21 July 2011. Web. 12 Aug. 2011.
Bellet, Stacey. “Nunderwater Nort Lab.” Styleus. August 2011.
Edwards, Jeff. “Amy Wilson, Riot Grrl, and ‘The Influentials’”. The Visual and Critical Studies blog. Web. 3 August 2011.
Goldstein, Abby. “Phoebe Washburn” BOMB. Fall 2011: 78 – 79.
Hall, Emily. “Phoebe Washburn.” Artforum. October 2011: 315-316.
Halle, Howard. “Art: Critic’s Picks, Galleries.” Time Out New York. 7-13 July 2011: 33-34.
Hamblett, Jennifer. “Phoebe Washburn Builds a Secret Lunch Spot in Chelsea.” L Magazine. 11 July.
Kahn, Howie. “Chelsea Girl.” Elle. August 2011: 118.
Martin, Alison. “New Works by Phoebe Washburn at the Boone Gallery”. Examiner. Web. 20 July 2011.
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Halperin, Julia. “Redrawing the Gallery Map.” The New York Observer. 26 July 2010: 41.
Kwon, Liz. “Art & Space: Phoebe Washburn.” International Magazine of Space Design. 2010: 128-133.
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Blair, Antonia. “The Collector.” Tokion. September - October 2009: 86-87.
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Banai, Nuit. “”Phoebe Washburn: Tickle the Shitstem.” Time Out. 11 – 17 September 2008: 71.
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Green Elliott. “Phoebe Washburn.” ARTnews. November 2008: 166-167.
Kitamura, Katie. “Phoebe Washburn.” October 2008.
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Rosenberg, Karen. “Phoebe Washburn.” The New York Times 22 August 2008: E28.
Saltz, Jerry. “When Cool Turns Cold.” New York Magazine. 24 March 2008: 69-70.
Schuker, Lauren A.E. “The Fine Art of Less.” The Wall Street Journal. 7 March 2008.
Solway, Diane. “Dumpster Diva: One man’s trash is artist Phoebe Washburn’s treasure.” W Magazine. February 2008: 166-168.
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Adams, Rebecca Knapp. “Hang it All.” Art + Auction. April 2007: 136 –137.
“Anlagenwachstum.” Tip Berlin. 25 July 2007: 60.
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Boker, Carmen. “Küss die Wand.” Berliner Zeitung. 7 August 2007.
Buhr, Von Elke. “Die Mutter der grünen Wiese.” 19 July 2007.
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Grombacher, Welf. “Das Gias wachsen hören.” Märkische Allgemeine. 11 August 2007.
“Grüner Rasen.” Focus. 3 September 2007.
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Karcher, Eva. “Poetin Des Einfachen.” Vogue. 12 June 2007: 68.
Kuhn, Von Nicola. “Die Grashüpferin.” Der Tagesspiegel. 15 July 2007: 26.
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Werneburg, Von Brigitte. “Das Gras wachsen sehen.”DieTageszeitung. 17 July 2007.
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Smith, Roberta. "Wallpaper Lab." The New York Times. 5 October 2006.
Vogel, Carol. “A New View of the Rock: Up and Over the Clouds.” The New York Times. 12 May 2006.

Amy, Michael. “Phoebe Washburn at LFL.” Art in America. January 2005: 117.
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Strong, Daniel. “Up and Coming: Phoebe Washburn.” The Wall Street Journal. 14 January 2005: W2.
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Trainor, James. “Rubbish isn’t always a dead-end – sometimes it’s a beginning.” Frieze. October 2005: 194.

“Cuchifritos.” The New York Times. 18 April 2004.
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Ghezzi Giovanni Pelloso, Rosella. “Phoebe Washburn alla Ierimonti.” Corriere della Sera Vivi Milano. 3 March 2004: 37.
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Honigman, Ana Finel. “Phoebe Washburn.” I-D. November 2004.
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“Love Your Work: Phoebe Washburn.” Jane. November 2004: 38.
“Phoebe Washburn and Simone Shubuck.” Time Out New York. 23 - 30 September 2004: 63.
“P.S. 1.” The New Yorker. 13 September 2004: 19.
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Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Phoebe Washburn/Simone Shubuck.” Artforum. 2004.
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“Simone Shubuck / Phoebe Washburn.” The New Yorker. 20 September 2004: 24.
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Wakolbinger, Herman. "27 Kunstler aus New York gedenken des 11 September." Kurier (Austria). 6 September 2002: 11.
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Selected Publications

Biesenbach, Klaus. Greater New York 2005 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 2005: 344-345.
Cologne, Imm. “The Shape of Things to Come.” Metropolis. December 2006: 124.
Davenport, Kimberly. Phoebe Washburn: True, False and Slightly Better. Rice University Art Gallery, 2003.
Denk, Andreas. “Kunst: Phoebes Verrückte Grasfabrik.” Der Architeckt 2007.DiQuinzio, Apsara. Burgeoning Geometires: Constructed Abstractions. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2006.
Dunbar, Elizabeth. Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Stephen Hendee & Phoebe Washburn. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006.
Finel Honigman, Ana. Phoebe Washburn. Hammer Museum, 2006.
“Find-a-Text: Art World Edition.” 2008: 59.
Gonzales, Elyse. ICA Ramp Projects: Phoebe Washburn: Vacational Trappings and Wildlife Worries, ICA Philadelphia, 2007.
Gorner, Veit and Frank Thorsten Moll. COMPESHITSTEM: The New Deal Kehrer Verlag 2010.
Hamper, Ben and Joan Young and Jan Avgikos. Phoebe Washburn: Regulated Fool's Milk Meadow, Guggenheim Museum, 2007.
Huberman, Anthony. Make it Now. SculptureCenter, 2005: 88-89.
Huldisch, Henriette and Shamim M. Momin. Whitney Biennial 2008 (Whitney Biennial) Yale University Press, 2008: 246-247.
Klanten, Robert and Lukas Feireiss. Space Craft 2: More Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts Gestalten, 2009: 98.



Press Packet

Packet of Phoebe Washburn Press