Jamie Isenstein

Born 1975, Portland, Oregon.
Lives and works in New York City.

Education

2002-2004

  1. MFA Columbia University, New York City, NY

1994-1998

  1. BA Reed College, Portland OR

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  1. Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT
  2. Head Space, Crisp–Ellen Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

2016

  1. Jamie Isenstein, Meyer Riegger, Berlin DE (upcoming)

2015

  1. Para Drama, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2013

  1. Jamie Isenstein: Will Return, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
2011 
  1. "                ", Visual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  2. Double Feature! Empire of Fire and Rug Woogie IV, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
  3. Special Guest Rug Woogies, etc. Galerie, Prague, CR

2010

  1. "                ", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. House of Hot, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angels, CA

2007

  1. Acéphal Magical, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein: This Way to the Egress, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2006
  1. Quiet Manor, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch/ Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  2. Flicker, Meyer Riegger Gallery/ Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch (project), Karlsruhe, Germany

2004

  1. Infinite Invisible Soft-shoe, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

Museum Exhibitions

2017

  1. Michael E. Smith and Jamie Isenstein, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford CT (upcoming)
  2. Jamie Isenstein, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL (upcoming

2016

  1. Jamie Isenstein: Infinite Invisible Soft-Shoe, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2015

  1. Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2013

  1. Champs Élysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012
  1. It is what it is. Or is it?, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2010 
  1. Liverpool Biennial: Touched, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool UK
  2. Look Again, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2009

  1. 100 Years (version #2Nov 2009), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
  2. Marina Abramovic Presents, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, England
  3. The Influence of Fish Tails on the Breaking Waves, Kunsti Museum of Art, Vaasa, Finland

2008

  1. NOW: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  2. Countdown, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  3. Second Thoughts, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2007

  1. Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein: This Way to the Egress, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Don’t Look. Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection, Martina Yamin, class of 1958, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  3. Humor’s Line, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA

2005

  1. General Ideas, curated by Matthew Higgs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
  2. Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
  3. Entdecken und Besitzen (Discovery and Ownership: Insights into Austrian Private Collections), Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Group Exhibitions

2016

  1. Keep Your Eyes Open, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich, CH
  2. Madame Electric, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Flashback and Guests, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Sonnerup, DK
  4. Herman tritt schüchtern herein, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin, DE

2015

  1. Proper Nouns, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2014

  1. Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, The Art Gym, Marlyhurst, OR

2013

  1. Suspense, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. A Drawing That Illustrates My Last Show At Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
  3. Shangrila 2013: Burrito Deluxe, Joshua Tree, CA
  4. Die gestundete Zeit, curated by Gesine Borcherdt, Sies + Hoeke, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012

  1. Family Jewels, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY
  2. The Shandaken Project + Cleopatra's at The Dependent, New York, NY
  3. MakeUp, curated by Mariuccia Cassadio, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

2011

  1. Alice Channer, Jamie Isenstein, J. Parker Valentine, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Museion: The Reed College Art Collection, One Hundred Years of Generosity, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
  3. Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis, hommage à Ján Mančuška, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
  4. Heads with Tails, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2010

  1. Out Of Joint, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
  2. 50 Artists Photograph The Future, curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
  3. The Pipe and the Flow, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
  4. In Here, Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York, NY
  5. Reel Subjects, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  6. 100 Years (version #2), MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY           
2009
  1. If You Can’t Find a Partner Use A Wooden Chair, curated by Lola Sinreich and Win McCarthy, American Donut, Miami, FL
  2. Cutting Edge Framing, curated by Lola Sinreich and Win McCarthy, Urbania Fine Art Framing, Miami, FL 
  3. Je est un autre, Meyer-Riegger, Berlin, Germany
  4. One Minute More, The Kitchen, New York, NY, Curated by Debra Singer, Matthew Lyons and Miriam Katz
  5. Je est un autre, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
  6. Look Again, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Steven Matijcio
  7. Regift, Swiss Institute, Curated by John Miller, New York, NY
  8. On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

2008

  1. Funny Not Funny, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
  2. 00597214100022008, Small A Projects, New York, NY
  3. Intimacy, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
  4. Mysteries, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  5. Tales of the Grotesque, Karma International, Zurich, CH
  6. Thanks for Coming!!, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
  7. Unfinished Room, Unit B, San Antonio, TX

2006

  1. Green Light Green Light, Small A Projects, Portland, OR
  2. Just Off Focus, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
  3. Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O'Reilly, NY
  4. The Presence of Absence, Gallery W. 52, New York, NY
  5. It is, "what is it?", Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

2005

  1. Jamie Isenstein, Peter Coffin, Jan Mancuska, Art Nova Section, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
  2. Performa O5 Biennial, New York, NY
  3. The General’s Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
  4. Bebe Le Strange, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
  5. It'll Cost You…, curated by Beth Rudin De Woody, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY
  6. On Stage, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
  7. We Disagree, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

2004

  1. Paperworks, Savage Art Resources, Portland, OR
  2. Columbia University 2004 Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY
  3. Student Artists, Columbia University, www.Bowieart.com
  4. Object of Desire, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
  5. Art in the Office, curated by Matt Keegan, The Global Consulting Group, New York, NY

2003

  1. I Can’t Be You, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. One Enemy v. 25 Millions of Friends, Kunsthochschule, Kassel, Germany
  3. Faking Real, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2002

  1. Myth and Hybrid, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Bibliography

2016

  1. Wagley, Catherine. "Five Art Shows to See This Week" LA Weekly, June 29

2015

  1. Saltz, Jerry. "The 10 Best Art Shows of 2015" Vulture.com, December 9
  2. Cotter, Holland and Smith, Roberta. "The Best Art of 2015" The New York Times, December 9
  3. Woolfe, Zachary. "Conlon Nancarrow's Player-Piano Works at the Whitney: No Live Performer Needed" The New York Times, June 15
  4. Smith, Roberta. "10 Galleries to Visit in Chelsea" The New York Times, April 16
  5. Grimes, William. "Distinct Prisms in an Ever-Shifting Kaleidoscope" The New York Times, April 16
  6. Lehmann, Claire. "Jamie Isenstein" Artforum.com, April 10
  7. Detweiler, Henry. "Artists Fuse funny-haha, funny-odd and existential angst in ACAC's Pratfall Tramps. ArtsATL, March 26
  8. Lampe, Lilly. "The Work of Four Seriously Funny Women Artists" Hyperallergic, March 26
  9. Weiskopf, Dan. "Seriously Funny: "Pratfall Tramps"" at ACAC, Burnaway, March 19
  10. Geha, Katie "Critics Pick: Atlanta: Pratfall Tramps" Artforum.com, March 2
  11. Vega, Muriel. "Tramps' at the Contemporary" Creative Loafing, February 5
  12. Small, Rachel, "Wyatt Kahn's Proper Proposal" Interview Magazine, January

2013

  1. Motley, John. “The best of Portland’s visual art scene in 2013: Carrie Mae Weems, Isamu Noguchi, Jamie Isenstein and more” The Oregonian, Dec 20
  2. Lechner, Jenna. “Illusion and Play: Blurring Boundaries with Jamie Isenstein” Portland Mercury, Sept 11
  3. Motley, John. “Jamie Isenstein-Her Punch Lines are Dead Serious” The Oregonian, Sept 6
  4. Murg, Stephanie. “Jamie Isenstein Triumphs in Creative Time Sandcastle Contest” mediabistro.com, Aug 27
  5. Cascone, Sarah. “Creative Time’s Sandcastles Return to Rockaway Beach” artinamericamagazine.com, Aug 13
  6. Zhong, Fan. “Against the Grain” wmagazine.com, Aug 12
  7. Kimball, Whitney and Marshall, Ian. “Creative Time’s 2013 Sandcastle Competition in Photos”. Artfcity.com, Aug 12
  8. Indrisek, Scott. “Creative Time’s Weird, Wonderful Sandcastle Showdown” blackbookmag.com, Aug 12
  9. Wilkinson, Isabel. “The 2013 Artist Sand Castle Competition Hosted by Creative Time” thedailybeast.com, Aug 11
  10. Chung, Jen. “Photos: Rockaway Sand Castle Competition Features Sexy Sax Man, White Castle” gothamist.com, Aug 10
  11. Ryzik, Melena. “Artists Plan Their Sand Castles, Sponsorships Included” NYtimes.com, Aug 9

2012

  1. McGarry, Kevin. “Out There: Fair Games” T Magazine, March 13
  2. Tovey, Robin. “The Lady Vanishes” Reed, March
2011
  1. “Goings on About Town: Alice Channer/Jamie Isenstein/J.Parker Valentine” The New Yorker, May 2
  2. Rosenberg, Karen. “Rising and Regrouping on Lower East Side” The New York Times, April 22
  3. "Only Human” Gestalten, Berlin, Germany

2010

  1. Chamberlain, Colby. "Best of 2010". Artforum.com. December
  2. Rosenberg, Karen. “Jamie Isenstein”. The New York Times, March 5
  3. Velasco, David. "Jamie Isenstein". Art Forum, May
  4. Scott, Andrea. "Living Color". New Yorker, March 22
  5. Yablonsky, Linda. "Artifacts: Jamie Istenstein's " ", New York Times Magazine, February 26

2009

  1. Smith, Roberta. “Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint”. The New York Times. December 31.
  2. "One Minute More". The New Yorker. November 2.
  3. Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “Marina Abramovic Presents” The Times, July 6
  4. "Focus New York Artists Dictionary: Jamie Isenstein", Flash Art, January - February
  5. “Seeing is Believing” NY Arts, January/February

2008

  1. Marchall, Piper. "The Way to Egress: Jamie Isenstein". Art Papers. September/October. p. 18 - 21
  2. Casadio, Mauriuccia. "Self Exposure". Vogue Italia. January 2008
  3. de Bellis, Vincenzo. "La(In)sicurezzza Degli Oggetti" Flash Art Italy, August-September
  4. Berardini, Andrew. "Quiet Riot" LA City Beat, July 24

2007

  1. Kerlin, Alisha. "Presence and Absence", Gay City News, October 10
  2. Scott, Andrea. "Jamie Isenstein" New Yorker, September 24
  3. Campagnola, Sonia. "Live From Los Angeles". Flash Art. December 2007
  4. Falconer, Morgan. "Jamie Isenstein". Frieze Magazine Online. October
  5. Chamberlain, Colby. "Critics Picks: Jamie Isenstein" Artforum.com
  6. Baker, R.C. "Jamie Isenstein" The Village Voice, September 25
  7. Smith, Roberta. "Jamie Isenstein". The New York Times. October 12
  8. Wolff, Rachel. "Young Masters". New York Magazine. October p. 52
  9. Coburn, Tyler. "Sleight of Hand". Artreview. September, p.27
  10. Saltz, Jerry.”Non-Specific Objects”. Modern Painters. March, p.32-34

2006

  1. Cole, Lori. "Just Off Focus". Flash Art. November - December
  2. "Green Light, Green Light". The Portland Mercury. November 16- 22
  3. Snellman, Natascha Sofia. I Heart Darkness, 2nd Cannons Press. CA
  4. Borcherdt, Gesine. “Die New York-Reportage”. Monopol. October
  5. Saltz, Jerry. “Strange Days”. The Village Voice. May 5
  6. Bhatnagar, Priya. "Jamie Isenstein". Contemporary Magazine. Annual

2005

  1. Turner, Christopher. "The Greatest Little Gallery on Earth". The Guardian. December 21
  2. Derwent, May. "Twenty-four-hour party people". The Times. December
  3. Smith, Roberta. "A Carnival of Art, Money, Surf and Sand". The New York Times. Dec.3, pB.7
  4. Vogel, Sabine. "Sammel-Ping-Pong". www.artnet.de. November 10
  5. Keegan, Matt. “Talk to the Hand”. The Wrong Times
  6. Halle, Howard. "Talk to The Hand". Time Out New York. May 12-18
  7. Riminalli, David. “Greater New York at PS1”. Artforum. May
  8. Hauser, Jens. “Greater New York”. Television interview Arte, France. April 27
  9. Chen, Aric. “City Planning”. www.hintmag.com. March
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  11. “Digital Art”. The New York Sun. March 14, p.1
  12. Cotter, Holland. “Dealers Gather at the River; Convenient to Loft with Bare Walls”. The New York Times. March 11, p.E36
  13. Berwick, Carly. “Where the Scenes Are: Greater New York’s New Art Geography”. New York Magazine. March 7, p. 39
  14. Schwendener, Martha. “We Disagree”. Artforum.com. February 7
  15. Cotter, Holland. "We Disagree". New York Times. Friday February 4th
  16. Amy, Michael. "Jamie Isenstein at Guild and Greyshkul". Art in America. January

2004

  1. “Everybody Was There: The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004”. Artforum. December
  2. “Don’t Miss!: Jamie Isenstein at Guild and Greyshkul”. Time Out New York. September 30-October 7
  3. Smith, Roberta. “Thomas Palme and Jamie Isenstein”. New York Times. September 17

2003

  1. Laster, Paul. “Fresh Faces”. www.artnet.com. January

Catalogs

2016

  1. "Madame Electrics" Exhibition zine, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  1. Resse, Rachel. Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2013

  1. Snyder, Stephanie. Jamie Isenstein: Will Return, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

2012

  1. Daderko, Dean. “It is what it is. Or is it?” CAMH, Houston, TX 

2010

  1. Groschlüter, Peter, “Touched” Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

2009

  1. Jetzer, Gianni (ed.) "Regift", Swiss Institute, New York, NY

2008

  1. Jetzer, Gianni, "Tales of the Grotesque", Karma International, Zurich, CH

2007

  1. Subotnick, Ali. "Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein", Regents of the University of California, Los Angles
  2. Goldberg, RoseLee (ed.) "Performa New Visual Art Performance. Performa, NY
  3. Dreishpoon, Doug (ed.) "Humor's Lines", Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA Spring 2007

2005

  1. Biesenbach, Klause (ed.) "Greater New York", PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY

Awards

2013

  1. Creative Time Artist Sand Castle Competition, first place

2012

  1. Boomerang Fund for Artists Award

2003

  1. Agnes Martin Fellowship Award

1997-1998

  1. Arthur B. Davis Foundation Research Grant