Joseph Burwell American, b. 1970


Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

2019 MFA in Painting - Hunter College, New York
1999 MFA in Sculpture - Tulane University, New Orleans
1993 BA in Studio Arts - College of Charleston


Solo Exhibitions

2019     (decrypted) micro-myths - Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY
2013        Reconstruction of the Garage: the Dormant Stage, curated by John McGurk
  School Nite “Wish Meme” - Ideas City Festival, New Museum, New York, NY
  A Survey of Nonexistence at a Glance - Miyako Yoshinaga, New York NY
2011 School of the Viking Spaniard: Reconstruction of the Garage - PULSE 
  Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
2009 School of the Viking Spaniard: Reconstruction of the Garage - Miyako 
  Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Fresh Work Alumni Exhibition including A Map for Brides and Sinners (installation and  
  paintings) - The Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
1999 Notes for the Blister Package, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018             ca. 2018, 205 - Hudson Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
2014 The Invitational - Dumbo, Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
  Smoke & Mirrors - Marcas, Santa Ana, CA
2013 School of the Viking Spaniard Revisited - The Halsey Institute of 
  Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC
  Epic Fail - Storefront Bushwick, New York, NY
2012 Elements, Mikhail Zakin Gallery - The Art School at Old Church Demarest, NJ
  Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
  Pattern Languages: Artists and Architectural Grammar - Artists Space, Philadelphia, PN
  One Year Late: Part 1 - Blackburn 20/20 (RBPMW/EFA) New York,  NY
  MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps - Mulberry St. Library, New York, NY
  Next in Line: Drawing in the 21st Century - Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
  Group Exhibition - Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York
2011 Homage to Morandi: Essence of Art - Brain Factory, Seoul, Korea
  High/Low - Eyelevel BQE, Brooklyn, NY
  Function - Ligne Roset, New York, NY
2010 Altered Narratives - Culturehall
  Domestic City: Methodology and Intuition - Kidd Yellin, Brooklyn, NY
  Kentucky Derby Party and Art - Smackmellon - Brooklyn, NY
  Developer, Homesteader - Add-Art
  Anthem Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway
  Of Walking in Ice, White Box - University of Oregon, Portland, OR
2009 Of Walking in Ice - Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
  My Strawberry Roan: New Art from America - Galleria FAFA, Helsinki, Finland
  Fugitive Video Projects 2009 - Fugitive Projects, Nashville, TN
2008 Cryptic Providence, North Burial Ground - Providence, RI (site-specific installations)
  Surreal Naivete - Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY
2007 The 60 Second Video Festival - Fugitive Projects, Nashville, TN (toured in Nashville, Basel, Ireland, Egypt, and Canada)
  The Building Show - Exit Art, New York, NY
2006 Project Studio Artist’s Exhibition - PS 122, New York, NY
  Private Dialogue -Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  Nurtureart Benefit Show - CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
2005 Resident Exhibition - The Cooper Union, New York, NY
  Red White Blue - Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY
2004 New Drawings - Fugitive Art Center, Nashville, TN
  Group Show - VertexList, Brooklyn, NY                    



2018 Kossak Travel Grant Recipient (Romania)
2014 Smack Mellon’s Hot Picks artist
2011 NYFA Fellowship - in Printmaking/Drawing/Bookarts
  Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Fellow/Studio Immersion Project
2008-09      Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency Program
2005-06 P.S. 122 Project Studio Artist, 1 year rotating studio
2005 The Cooper Union School of Art Summer Residency Program for Emerging Artists



1998-97           Awarded Full Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship to study sculpture at Tulane University
1993-92 Awarded Scholarship for undergraduate studies from The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts