Joe Fig

Joe Fig

Joe Fig
b. 1968

Education
2002 Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts

Selected Awards
2002 AIM: Artists in the Market Place, Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts
1991 Lucille Blanch Award, Woodstock Artists Association
1990 Francis Criss Award, School of Visual Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2012
Cinematic Paintings, Cristin Tierney, New York, NY
Mining the Past and Present, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2011
New Paintings, Cristin Tierney, New York, NY
Inside the Painter’s Studio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2009
Inside the Painter’s Studio, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
In the Painter’s Studio, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA
Inside the Painter’s Studio, Byron C. Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2007
Studio in Miniature, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Studio Visit, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Studio Visit, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
Artist Studios: Paintings, Photographs, and Sculpture, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
New Work, Plus Ultra Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Artist Studios: Paintings, Photographs, and Sculpture, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2004
Paintings, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pop, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

2003
Contemporaries, Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002
ScopeMiami, Plus Ultra Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2001
Work in Progress, Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999
New Paintings, Lindenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Cycle Circles Stages, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

1992
Figurative Works, Cunneen-Hacket Cultural Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Figurative Constructions, Park West Gallery, Kingston, NY

1990
Recent Works, Under Acme Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions
2013
A Sense of Place, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College,
Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2012
Otherworldly, Musee des beaux-arts Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Painting is History, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
The Persistence of Pollock, Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY
Redux, Cristin Tierney, New York, NY

2011
Small Worlds, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
American Portraits: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
By the Sea, Cristin Tierney, New York, NY
Otherworldly, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2010
Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
Single Lady, Jenny Salomon, Brooklyn, NY
Size Does Matter, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

2009
Picturing the Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Faces, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood
Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Contemporary Art and Portraiture, Cristin Tierney Fine Art, New York, NY
Themes and Variations: On the Use of Repetition in 21st Century Art, Cristin Tierney Fine Art, New York, NY

2007
Jackson, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY

2006
Model Citizen, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2005
Next Wave, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Precious Little Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY

2004
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Slice and Dice, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
A Stereoscopic Vision, D.U.M.B.O Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Ace Invitational, Ace Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX; Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2003
Review / Preview, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
Inside Out, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
AIM 23, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2002
Art New York, Kunstraume Auf Zeit Gallery, Linz, Austria
Inspiring Narratives, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
All You Can Eat, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Project Room, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY

1998
Group Show, West Hartford Art Guild, West Hartford, CT

1997
Styles and Aesthetics VII, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

1996
Style and Aesthetics VI, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY
Head Show, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY
Faces, 4E Gallery, New York, NY

1995
De-Fine Art, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

1994
Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered: Twenty Artist Reinvent Romance, James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Styles and Aesthetics VI, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

1993
Photography and Sculpture, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY
A New Beginning, Michael Stone Gallery, Washington, DC
All Media Show, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY

1992
The First Two Years, Park West Gallery, Kingston, NY
Juried Show, Dutchess County Armory, Poughkeepsie, NY
Woodstock Wit and Other Ironies, James Cox Galllery, Woodstock, NY
Two Person Show, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sagamore, MA
Group Exhibition, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Art Through the Concerned Eye, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Artists Past and Present, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY

1991
All Media II, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY
Family: Three Views, Creative Space, Rolinsdale, NY


Selected Museum Collections
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Altoids Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Publications
Fig, Joe. Inside the Painter’s Studio. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.


Selected Bibliography
Masa. "Joe Fig--Dioramas of Famous Artist's Studios." Freshnessmag.com (17 Jun. 2013)
Schellenbaum, Amy. "Miniaturist Extraordinaire Recreates Famous Artists Studios." Curbed.com (14 Jun. 2013).
Vanhemert, Kyle. "12 Amazing Miniature Models of Famous Artists' Studios." Co.Design (14 Jun. 2013).
Peterson, Oliver. “Work on Monday: ‘Ross Bleckner 2007’ by Joe Fig.” Dan’s
Hamptons
(29 Apr. 2013).
Sutton, Benjamin. “Artist Joe Fig Makes Miniature Sculptures of Famous Artists
Working in Their Studios.”
ArtInfo (14 Mar. 2013).
“Interview: Joe Fig.” The Ministry of Artistic Affairs (13 Oct. 2012).
Gopnik, Blake. “Brush Meets Movie Camera.” The Daily Beast (12 Oct. 2012).
Samadzadeh, Nozlee. “The Artist Preserves.” The Morning News (7 Oct. 2012).
Laluyan, Oscar A. “Larger than the Artistic Life by Joe Fig.” ArteFuse.com (14
Sep. 2012).
Blinn, Linda and Joe Fig. “Meet Joe Fig.” Studios (Fall 2012): 60-65.
McKeever, Andrew. “Past reunites at SVAC show.” The Manchester Journal (27
Jun. 2012).
Denton, Monroe. “Inside Joe Fig’s Studio.” Art New England 33.4 (Jul./Aug.
2012): 22-23.
“Arts center unveils three new shows.” The Manchester Journal 152.25 (22 Jun.
2012): 1D.
Southern Vermont Arts Center. “Mining the Past and Present: Works by Joe Fig.”
www.svac.org (Jun. 2012).
Lipson, Karin. “Celebrating the Birth and Impact of Pollock.” The New York
Times
(18 May 2012).
“Artists Making Their Mark.” Fine Art Connoisseur (Mar./Apr. 2012): 78-80.
Schwendener, Martha. “Faces Telling American Stories.” The New York Times (4
Nov. 2011): LI13.
“Inside the Painter’s Studio,” Modern Weekly China (Oct. 2011).
Boucher, Brian. “Joe Fig.” Art in America (1 Jul. 2011).
Jones, Kristin M. “A Small World After All.” The Wall Street Journal (9 Jun. 2011).
“Critics’ Pick: Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.” New York
Magazine
(7 Jun. 2011).
“‘Otherworldly’ dioramas open at MAD Museum.” NewYorkology (7 Jun. 2011).
“Joe Fig’s Back to the Future.” Beautiful/Decay: Cult of the Creative Arts (5 Apr.
2011).
McQuaid, Cate. “Charged visuals, dark themes, animated ideas.” The Boston
Globe (16 Feb. 2011).
Glei, Jocelyn K. “Inside the Painter’s Studio.” The 99% Newsletter (2011).
Landi, Ann. “Where the Art Happens.” ARTnews (Jun. 2010).
Narcissus in the Studio: Artists Portraits and Self-Portraits. Philadelphia, PA:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2010.
Wolff, Rachel. “He Shrunk Andy Warhol” ARTnews (Oct. 2009).
McQuaid, Cate. “Workspace, as art or documentary?” Boston Globe (10 Jun.
2009).
Gerard, George. “Joe Fig: In the Painter’s Studio” Artscope Magazine (May/Jun.
2009).
Vanderbilt, Tom. “The Lives of Others.” Modern Painters (Mar. 2009).
Packham, Chris. “In Painter’s Heads.” The Kansas City Pitch (4 Mar. 2009).
Taylor, Kate. “The Parrish Readies an Expansion.” New York Sun (17 Jul. 2007).
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Artists at Work (Very Tiny Ones).” The New York Times (8
Jul. 2007).
Goodbody, Bridget L. “Tiny People Painting: Look In, Look In.” The New York
Times
(6 Jul. 2007).
Weiss, Marion Wolberg. “Art Commentary.” Dan’s Paper 14 (29 Jun. 2007).
Fasolino, Elizabeth. “A Room of One’s Own.” The East Hampton Star (5 Jun.
2007).
McQuaid, Kate. “The creative process, in miniature.” The Boston Globe (30 Nov.
2006).
Schewndener, Martha. “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra.” Artforum (Sep. 2006).
Johnson, Ken. “Joe Fig at Plus Ultra Gallery.” The New York Times (19 May 2006).
Saltz, Jerry. “Geppetto-Bot: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Painter.” The
Village Voice
(17-23 May 2006).
Gelber, Eric. “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra Gallery.” Artcritical.com (May 2006).
Bailey-Gates, Christine. “Artist’s Sculptures are Others’ Studios.” Norwalk-
Citizen News
(5 Aug 2005).
Genocchio, Benjamin. “More Room to Grow Creatively: Finding Inspiration far
From Usual Artists’ Haunts.”
The New York Times (22 May 2005).
Sommereyns, Omar. “From Very Big to Very Small: Christo’s monumental
projects share space with intricate miniatures by Joe Fig.”
Miami New
Times
(31 Mar. 2005).
Brickman, David. “Small Wonder.” Metroland 28 (Feb. 2005).
Miller, Francine Koslow. “Review: Joe Fig, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston.” Tema
Celeste Contemporary Art
(Sep./Oct. 2004).
Sloat, Ben. “The Action Figure Artist: Joe Fig At Bernard Toale Gallery.” Big Red &
Shiny
(20 May 2004).
Kangas, Matthew. “Humor, social commentary leave lasting impression.” The
Seattle Times
(9 Jan. 2004).
Cotter, Holland. “Joe Fig.” The New York Times (7 Nov. 2003).
Mason, Brook S. “Open Sesame.” Art & Antiques (Dec. 2003).
Rosenberg, Karen. “Joe Fig.” New York (3 Nov. 2003).
Schmerler, Sarah. “TGIF.” TimeOut New York (16-23 Oct. 2003).
La Rocco, Benjamin. “Joe Fig Contemporaries.” The Brooklyn Rail (Nov. 2003).
Rosenberg, Karen. “Statements and Strategies: Young Artists Negotiate Their
Entry Into the Gallery Scene Market Share.” The Village Voice (22 Aug.
2003).
Johnson, Ken. “From Small Sculptures to Glimpses of Signs, a Mix of Works in
the Bronx.” The New York Times (15 Aug. 2003).
Pollack, Barbara “Fig’s Newman.” ArtNews (Apr. 2003).
Robinson, Walter. “Maximum Miami” Artnet.com (6 Dec. 2002).
Halm, Dan. “Portfolio.” Visual Arts Journal, School of Visual Arts Magazine (Fall
2002).
Eleey, Peter. “Plus Ultra Gallery/P.S.1.” The Brooklyn Rail (Jan./Feb. 2002).
Hibino, Yasuyo. “Should Buy.” Esquire (Japan) (Nov. 2001).
Asper, Colleen. “Joe Fig: Plus Ultra.” Beautiful Decay, Issue P.
Gray, Emma. “Inside Information.” ArtReview International Edition: V1 N11.

Press

He Shrunk Andy Warhol

by Rachel Wolff, ARTnews
Where the Art Happens

by Ann Landi, ARTnews
Workspace, as Art of Documentary?

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
The Lives of Others

by Tom Vanderbilt, ARTINFO
Artists at Work (Very Tiny Ones)

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
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'Otherworldly' dioramas open at MAD Museum

by Amy Langfield, New Yorkology
Toledo Museum of Art’s Small Worlds exhibition offers new perspectives on size, scale

artdaily.org
Small Worlds Loom Large in New Show at the Museum

by Tahree Lane, The Blade
Faces Telling American Stories

by Martha Schwendener, The New York Times
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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

The Art Newspaper
Joe Fig's Back to the Future

by Bill, Beautiful/Decay
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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

NY Magazine
Tiny People Painting: Look In, Look In

by Bridget L. Goodbody, The New York Times
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Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Colleen Asher
Joe Fig

by Benjamin La Rocco, The Brooklyn Rail
Humor, Social Commentary Leave Lasting Impression

by Matthew Kangas, The Seattle Times
Art in Review; Joe Fig

by Holland Cotter, The New York Times
Art Review; From Small Sculptures to Glimpses of Signs, a Mix of Works in the Bronx

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
Joe Fig, Plus Ultra Gallery / PS1 MoMA

by Peter Eleey, The Brooklyn Rail
The Action Figure Artist: Joe Fig at Bernard Toale Gallery

by Ben Sloat, Big RED & Shiny
Small Wonder

by David Brickman, Metro Land
The Listings; Joe Fig

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times
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Joe Fig Plus Ultra

by Martha Schwendener, Artforum
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The Creative Process, in Miniature

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
ART; More Room to Grow Creatively

by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
From Very Big to Very Small, Christo's Monumental Projects Share Space with Intricate Miniatures by Joe Fig

by Omar Sommereyns, Miami New Times
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Inside the Painter's Studio

Modern Weekly Lifestyle China
Review: Joe Fig: New Paintings

by Brian Boucher, Art in America
Artists Making Their Mark

Decoding Images: Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005

by Brian Boucher, Art in America
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Arts Center Unveils Three New Shows

The Manchester Journal
The Artist Perseveres; Joe Fig

Nozlee Samadazdeh, The Morning News
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Meet Joe Fig

by Linda Blinn, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine
Work on Monday: "Ross Bleckner 2007” by Joe Fig

by Oliver Patterson, Dan's Papers
Artist Joe Fig Makes Miniature Sculptures of Famous Artists Working in Their Studios

by Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO
Panel Discussion: A Conversation with the Artists
Bruce Museum
Masterpieces in Miniature
New York Times
Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios
Twisted Sifter
Artist Crafts Teeny Tiny Models Of Famous Artists' Studios

Huffington Post
A Sense of Place

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
Celebrating the Birth and Impact of Pollock

by Karin Lipson, The New York Times
Joe Fig: Mining the Past and Present

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Charged Visuals, Dark Themes, Animated Ideas

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
The Daily Pic - Brush meets movie camera: Joe Fig paints Hollywood's vision of artists

by Blake Gopnik, The Daily Beast
Inside the Painter's Studio

by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
Joe Fig: New Paintings
A Small World After All

by Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal
Larger than the Artistic Life by Joe Fig

by Oscar A. Laluyan, Arte Fuse
Interview with Joe Fig

The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Mining the Past and Present: Works by Joe Fig

Southern Vermont Arts Center
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Inside Joe Fig's Studio

by Monroe Denton, Art New England
Past Reunites at SVAC Show

by Andrew McKeever, The Manchester Journal
Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings
Meticulous Miniature Replicas Reveal the Fanatical Side of Art
by Doug Bieriend, Raw File, WIRED