Great review on Hyperallergic.com - Thanks to Deborah Krieger for such a thoughtful look at my show!
Show opens at Martin Chen Gallery in Pittsburgh December 5, 2015!
Joshua Reiman - solo exhibition at NAPOLEON in Philadelphia, PA
Opening Friday November 6th, 2015 6-10pm
Exhibition dates 11.6.2015 - 11.27.2015
PLUS + I am showing 4 films at Vox Populi's AUX Space on November 7th at 7pm. Suggested donation $7. 319 N 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Opening This Saturday September 19, 2015 and running through October 24th, 2015, I have a piece in the traveling group exhibition, The Mountain and the Bumblebee, on view at the Schuykill Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Excited to participate in the http://www.wildfjords.com/wildfjords-artist-residency/
New interview with Charles Ray in the the July/ August issue of Sculpture Magazine! Very excited about this.
I am thrilled to be a new member of the faculty at The Maine College of Art!
Addy and I are excited to move to Portland Maine and I look forward to working with the students at MECA. I will be splitting my time between the MFA program and the Sculpture program. So honored and happy to be a part of the MECA community.
Addy and I are collaborating on a new multiples edition for CSA PGH!
Here is the link: www.csapgh.com/Artist.html
Check out the new May issue of Sculpture Magazine for my article on Janine Antoni. www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag15/may_15/fullfeature.shtml
Awesome Sprout Fund Video of the Iron Garden Walk Here
Check out The Swap I did with photographer Aaron Blum!
Check out the November issue of Sculpture Magazine where I have a cover interview with the amazing Katie Paterson.
My piece, A Brief Inquiry is part of the traveling exhibition curated by Christopher McGinnis called The Mountain and the Bumble Bee. It is currently on view at IUP's Kipp Gallery in Indiana, PA
I am super excited about the collaborative project I have just finished with my wife Addy, the Penn State Master Gardeners, and the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area called The Iron Garden Walk. Thanks also to Ed Parrish, Casey Westbrook, Lauren Valley and all the wonderful participants in the iron pour and future garden walk project, with generous funding by the Sprout Fund and Awesome Pittsburgh.
Here are some links to the project:
In October I will be included in the traveling exhibition The Mountain and the Bumble Bee, curated by Chris McGinnis. This exhibition brings together works by contemporary artists and poets who confront broadly defined notions of landscapes cultural icon and raw material.
Participating visual artists and poets:
Rick Barot, Patrick Bizarro, Robin Clarke, Mathew Conboy, Todd Davis, Wesley Dunning, Heather Green, BA Harrington, Chele Isaac, Chris McGinnis, Erika Osborne, Joshua Reiman, Gwyneth Scally and Meg Shevenock
Kipp Gallery – Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Oct 31 – Dec. 5 2014
University Gallery – Robert Morris University. January 1 – February 28 2015
SPACE Gallery – Pittsburgh Cultural District. November 1 2015 – February 1 2016
Check out the new September issue of Sculpture magazine, where I have a new piece called, Actualizing Potential - a conversation with Simon Starling. Hope you enjoy it.
I am extremely excited about receiving The Sprout Fund - Seed Award for a fantastic community project I am collaborating on with The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and The Penn State Master Gardener program called "The Iron Garden Walk". On October 25, 2014 I will be leading an iron pour to cast interpretive plaques for the Carrie Furnaces site in Rankin, PA highlighting the native plant species that have grown on the site of the impressive old iron blast furnaces. The Penn State Master Gardeners have been surveying the site over the summer and my wife Addy Smith-Reiman has been designing the plaques that will be poured. Very exciting project to be a part of. Thanks to the Rivers of Steel, DCNR and the Sprout Fund for their generous support.
Hope to see you there, and more info to come soon....
I am happy to be exhibiting a version of my piece Vulgar Display of Power as part of the Carbon Arts Detroit show Pieces From The Whole at 555 Gallery in Detroit, MI May 30- June 22, 2014. Opening Friday May 30 6-9pm.
Thank you to The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University for their generous support of my new project Panning for the Immaterial, a film project that I will be undertaking this summer in France.
Please check out the new May 2014 issue of Sculpture Magazine to read the interview I did with Matthew Barney about his new project River of Fundament. Thanks to Matthew and everyone at Sculpture for the opportunity!
I worked on Matthew's film River of Fundament as well as Cremaster 2 and Cremaster 3. Here is the website. http://www.riveroffundament.net/index.html
I am pleased to have a piece in the DRAW 2014 show at AIR Pittsburgh from Feb 8 - March 7, 2014. Opening reception 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday March 1 at AIR 518 Forland St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
I will have work in a group show called Alarm;Alarm, curated by big6bearcat at The Long Hall Gallery in Worcester, MA December 14, 2013 - January 5th 2014. thelonghall.org
My assignment "The Analog Document, the art of transformational identity" is included in a new book, 72 assignments - the foundation course in art and design today, published by The Paris College of Art Press. www.artandeducation.net/announcement/paris-college-of-art-presents-72-assignments-the-foundation-course-in-art-and-design-today/
The biggest and most exciting news is that I have now joined the faculty of The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA. I am honored to be part of such a diverse and gifted group of colleagues and students.
My work will be featured in a traveling exhibition this fall into winter called "Two Kinds of Funny" curated by Matt Lynch, Chris Vorhees, and Ryan Mulligan. The show originated at University of Cincinnati DAAP MeyersGallery Cincinnati, OH November 12 - December 8, 2012
Upcoming venues include:
The University of Montevallo, AL September 5 - 26, 2013
Shepard University, WV October 14 - November 15, 21013
Ball State University, IN January 9 - 31, 2014
I am so excited to have received the 2013 Blanche E. Colman Award.
Thank you to Mags Harries for the nomination, John Massier and Lexi Lee Sullivan for the letters of support, the jurors, BNY Mellon, and the Blanche E. Colman Charitable Trust.
I am pleased to be part of the exhibition:
Collections: Organizing and Interpreting an Enviorment, curated by Julie Weaver
at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
April 23rd - May 31st 2013
300 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02115
Opening Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 5-7pm
- Just a quick image from my new film that is currently in process!
- I am pleased to be in a show organized by a previous student of mine from Syracuse University, Kelly Cave. The show opens April 6, 2013 at Spark Contemporary Arts Space in Syracuse NY. I have created a new piece for the show made of hundreds of 80's hair metal centerfolds from various magazines. Good luck Kelly!
- I will be exhibited two works in "Deciphering Identity" at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College, MA this month. Please stop by if you can.
upcoming group exhibitions:
March 2013 The Jewett Art Gallery Wellesley College, Massachusetts
April 2013 Spark Contemporary Syracuse, New York
September 2013 The University of Montevallo, Alabama
Jan 2014 Ball State University, Indiana
I am excited to be in a group exhibition Grober Salon der Kaiserin Eugenie, curated by Helga and Holger Schmidhuber at Villa Eugenie in Bad Schwalbach, Germany December 31, 2012. I am honored to be part of such a great group of artists showing work celebrating a happy New Year!
I have a new sculpture that will be part of a group show called "Two Kinds of Funny" materials communicate humor
University of Cincinnati DAAP - MeyersGallery in Cincinnati, OH
Nov.12 - Dec. 8, 2012 Opening reception Thursday Nov.15 from 5-7pm
October 3-6 the International Sculpture Center Conference, Chicago, IL
I am moderating a panel discussion on " Old School Process vs. Conceptual Methods? A new paradigm of putting concept and process together in sculpture education. "
Saturday October 6th 10- 11:30am Modern Wing, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Panelists include: Adam Frelin www.adamfrelin.com
Allison Wiese www.allisonwiese.info
Matt Lynch www.simparch.org
I will be in two group shows this Fall.
Two Kinds of Funny - University of Cincinnati DAAP Meyers Gallery November 15-December 20, 2012
Schmidhiber Studios - Salon show - Wiesbaden Germany Dec 2012/Jan2013
Review in Artvoice Buffalo 5.31.2012
By Jack Foran
Review in the Buffalo News 5.25.2012
By Colin Dabkowski
Video of install by John Massier
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
Can't Stop Reiman
Friday, May 4 — Friday, June 29
Co-curated by John Massier and Cori Wolff
Opening reception, Friday, May 4, 2012, 8pm
Artist's talk, Friday, May 4, 8pm.
Exhibition continues through June 29.
Can't Stop Reiman is a selected survey exhibition of sculptural and video work by Joshua Reiman, from 1998 to the present. Reiman has previously exhibited in Buffalo in 2010, as part of the regional
survey project Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents. On that occasion, Reiman exhibited a new 4-channel work at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. For this exhibition, co-curators
John Massier (of Hallwalls) and Cori Wolff (from Buffalo Arts Studio) are revisiting works first encountered during a 2009 studio visit with the artist.
While many works often include performance elements—particularly with the artist or others performing for the camera—Reiman's finished works are compelling visual dissertations that collapse numerous ideas into images and objects that can be said (like his Arctic explorer character featured in the Albright installation) to be searching for varying tangents of The Sublime.
Popular culture, history, colonialism, heroism, rock and roll, and modern art all collapse into a boyish and exuberant exploration of identity, manhood, and cultural meaning. As such, Can't Stop
Reiman will touch upon all these tangents and the characters inhabiting the exhibition will range from George Washington and his Revolutionary Army, reconceived as a contemporary basketball
team; Blackbeard and his pirate dreams; Michael Jackson Pollock, the hypothetical progeny of distinct superstars; David Lee Roth(ko); and the spirit of Joseph Beuys encapsulated in a 1963 Chevy Impala.
Amid the overt regurgitation of popular culture, Reiman often finds space for subtle and often poignant reflection, as in The People, a Super 8 film in which a Native American actor dreams of being
caught in a web of stereotypes until he emerges in a Washington Redskins uniform to roam the Plains. It is a work as subtle as much as other works are bright and full of surface bling.
Joshua Reiman is a trans-disciplinary artist working simultaneously in sculpture, film, video, and photography. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States, and has been included in group shows in Germany and Estonia. He has been an artist in residence at SIM Reykjavik, Iceland, The Ucross Foundation, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Skulpturen Park Berlin, and the 7 Below Arts Initiative to name a few. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art New England, The Kansas City Star, The Buffalo News, 7 Days Vermont, and various other newspapers and blogs. He received an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Josh is currently a visiting faculty member at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.
From May 4th- June 23rd, 2012
I will have a solo exhibition at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY.
Co-curated by Cori Wolff, Buffalo Arts Studio &
John Massier, Hallwalls
More news and info coming soon!
Fishing from The Beach:
Curated by Masters Candidates of The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
November 16–21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 6:00–8:00 pm
Dumbo Arts Center
111 Front Street, Suite 212
Brooklyn, New York
Film and Video Screening, Thursday, November 10, 6:00–8:00 pm
Preston Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Nicholas Arnold, Michael Berlant, Jeffrey Einhorn, David Drori, Joo Young Ha, Eric Johanni, Daina Mattis, Tyler Mcphee, Joshua Reiman, Holly Rodricks, Alex Schmitz, Shimpei Shirafuji, Nathaniel Sullivan, Darcy Van Buskirk, Colleen Woolpert, Sarah Zamecnik
Curators: Janine Armin, Rachel Cook, Suzy Halajian, and Leora Morinis
Fishing from the Beach is the result of a collaboration between the Syracuse University MFA programs in Art and Transmedia and the MA program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In Winter 2011, Syracuse MFA graduate students sought to establish a working relationship with curators at a similar stage of professional development. After approaching CCS Bard with a proposal, a call was put out to interested MA students and the team of four curators was selected for the project. Over the course of spring and summer 2011, Janine Armin, Rachel Cook, Suzy Halajian, and Leora Morinis conducted a series of studio visits in Syracuse and a formed curatorial vision for the exhibition at Dumbo Arts Center. The collaboration also produced a catalogue with essays by the curatorial team and David Ross
- My film The People will be shown at Bard College, Annandale -on-Hudson, NY, Thursday November 10th between 6-8pm at the College of Curatorial Studies, Preston Hall. Very exciting!
- Photographs from The People will be on view as part of a curated group show of Syracuse Alumni (2011) at The Dumbo Art Center in Brooklyn. NY from November 14th- 21th with the opening on Thursday November 17th in the evening. More info to come.
- I am now working at The School of the Museum of Fine arts in Boston, MA.
- I am excited to be in Louisiana for the summer working on a new project.
- This Fall I will be in a group show curated by graduate students from the CCS Bard program in November at the Dumbo Art Center in Brooklyn, more info to come.....
- Check out this blurb about the SU MFA show and my piece Vulgar Display of Power,
- Vulgar Display of Power, will be on view at the SU Art Galleries as part of the group MFA show at Syracuse University from April 7th through May 15th. The opening will take place on Thursday April 7th from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there!
For more information please go to : suart.syr.edu/
- Great News:
Printed Matter, INC. in New York City, is now selling my latest book, A Brief Inquiry ! Big Thanks to the Printed Matter folks!
Check them out online at-
or at 195 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011 Tel. 212 925 0325
-Happy New Year!
Check out Colin Dabkowski's review of my work in the Beyond/In Western New York show from The Buffalo News, 12/31/2010. Thanks Colin!
- On November 5, 2010 I will be giving a lecture at 6pm in Buffalo, NY at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Hope to see you there! For more info please go to- www.mandtfirstfridays.org/programs_events_Artist_Joshua_Reiman.html
- The opening for the show at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be from 4-8pm on Sunday September 26th. Hope to see you there!
- September 24th- 26th, 2010 in Buffalo, NY there will be the most amazing art event of this year. Hope to see you at, Beyond/ In Western NY 2010-
This international contemporary art exhibition—the product of a unique curatorial collaboration between twelve of Western New York’s museums and galleries—will showcase the work of over 100 extraordinary artists from the region and beyond. Works in an expansive range of media, all connected under a common theme, Alternating Currents, will be on display beginning with the Beyond | In WNY Opening Weekend September 24–26, and extending through the end of 2010. Installations by featured international artists will also become permanent parts of the region’s landscape, serving as lasting impressions of the biennial.
The opening for the show I am in will be at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Sunday September 26th in the afternoon. Hours TBA.
Please refer to www.beyondinwny.org/ for information about the show.
- I am super excited!
My latest book, A Brief Inquiry, will be available in late September. It will be a limited printing of 250. This hardcover book is 6"x8", 56 pages with 23 images.
With essay by:
Holly E. Hughes, Associate Curator, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
ISBN # 978-0-615-3862-2
You can preorder the book from this site by emailing me. $30+ shipping.
- I have donated another piece to the 12th annual auction and curated show at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha Nebraska this fall. October 8th- November 6th, 2010. Please come out and support this amazing organization!
- On November 5th from 6-7pm I will be giving an artists talk at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. I will also be signing my new book at that time. Thanks!
- A photograph from my 2007 series "As History Happens" will be on view in the show "Of Memory, Bone, and Myth" at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The show was Juried by Elijah Gowin www.elijahgowin.com/. The show will be up throughout April with the reception taking place on April 22nd.
- A limited edition book of "A Brief Inquiry" will be available in September at the Albright-Knox Gallery www.albrightknox.org/ in Buffalo, NY. The book will be in edition of 250.
-I am very excited to announce that I will be showing at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo New York in the fall of 2010. Beyond / In Western New York opens September 26th, 2010. The theme is "Alternating Currents"
More info to come in the coming months!
- G. Washington and Michael Jackson Pollock books are now available in softcover only via my Blurb site or by contacting me via email. Thanks, and hope you like the softcover version, I do.
-My film, The People, is now done! In the coming months, I will be screening this very exciting work. The piece will be available in a limited edition film and photographic folio. Many thanks goes out to Thomas Kontz, Keeril Makan, and Nathaniel Sullivan, for their contributions to this project.
-I am now back from Iceland, where I shot my new film, and I will be editing it over the next year. I hope to have it done by the new year. Thank you SIM for a great residency and home base in Iceland.
-Seljavegur 32, Reykjavik- Iceland
on Saturday the 27th. There will be a an Opening by the June residents of SIM. The opening will be from 7 to 10 pm.
Eszter Burghardt from Canada
Juliette de la Mer from Ireland
Auréle Ferrier from Swiss
Guðrún Auðunsdóttir from Iceland
Helga and Holger Schmidhuber from Germany
Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro from San Marino
Katrina Moorhead from Northern Ireland
Joshua Reiman from the USA
- I will be in Iceland at Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) residency program in Korpúlfsstaðir outside of Reykjavík for the month of June, where I will be making a new film.
- I was awarded the Dorthea Shaffer Award from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts! Thank you so very much.
Curated by Jacob & Justin Gibbens
May 7 - 30, 2009
Opening Reception: First Thursday, May 7, 2009, 5 - 8 pm
Dawn Cerny - Seattle, WA
Boo Davis - Seattle, WA
Garek Druss - Seattle, WA
Jeremy Dyer - Brooklyn, NY
Louis C. Fir - The Depths of Hell
Michael Krueger - Lawrence, KS
Jason Lahr - South Bend, IN
Erich Neitzke - Murphysboro, IL
David Poolman - Toronto, Ont.
Matt Pulford - Davenport, IA
Josh Reiman - Syracuse, NY
Herr Schobel - Berlin, Germany
Steve Seeley - Chicago, Il
Justin Taylor - Lehi, UT
This May, PUNCH presents its most brutal show to date. Raise your fists and shout at the devil, as brothers Justin and Jacob Gibbens have amassed a visual onslaught of righteous work by artists who reverently and joyfully tip their hats and bang their heads to an often marginalized and misunderstood subculture: the culture of Heavy Metal. Culled from around the globe, these artists utilize the iconic and bountiful visual language of all genres of heavy rock music in wondrous and oh so clever ways. Prepare to have your ass kicked and your spandex split, because we're turning the knob to eleven on this one.
Jacob and Justin, spawn of two loving and nurturing parents (Lois and Merle Gibbens), were reared in a healthy, supportive environment, grew up as typical honor roll kids, and can both more or less function normally and productively in society. Yet, since their youth, they’ve been self-described metal heads. Jacob’s all-time favorite band is AC/DC. If Justin were honest, he’d tell you that Metallica is his, fully realizing the shame and regret that holding this opinion elicits.
FOR PRESS INFORMATION
Contact: Justin Gibbens
Telephone: (509) 964-2443 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Noon-5 pm, Thurs - Sat, or by appointment: email@example.com
PUNCH, 119 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104
www.punchgallery.org, (206) 621-1945
- From May 7-30, 2009 I will be in a group show at Punch Gallery called- Grätüitöüs Umläüt. It is a show about heavy metal, and it should be awesome. Check it out if you are in Seattle this spring. Their website is punchgallery.org
- Happy New Year!
- Very exciting news, I will be working on a project at Skulpturen Park Berlin_Zentrum, Germany from March 4- 16th with artist Lewis Colburn. Our project is titled, "The Other Side Of The World/ DIe Andere Seite der Welt" More news to follow about this project in the coming months. To check out Lewis's work, check out- www.lewiscolburn.net and for more info on Skulpturen Park, www.skulpturenpark.org
- I am in a group show at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. October 3, 2008 - November 22, 2008.
- The film "Inventing History" by Kristen Smoragiewicz, Music by Greg Davis, about my 2007 project "As History Happens" is done. The first screening of the film will take place in Burlington, VT on September 5, 2008. Place - Pine Street Studios during the Art Hop.
- Well the books are here and available! I am super excited to be able to offer these wonderful editions on G. Washington, with essay by Stefan Osdene; and Michael Jackson Pollock, with essay by Ruth Erickson. Please refer to the "Books" page on this website to order your copies.
-My show, HEROES, is up for your veiwing pleasure at the Meyers Gallery on the campus of The University of Cincinnati, Ohio -through August 1st, 2008.
-The film "Inventing History" by Kristen Smoragiewicz, Music by Greg Davis, about my 2007 project "As History Happens" is basically done. The first screening of the film will take place in Burlington, VT on September 5-8, 2008. Place and time TBA.
This film will also be available on DVD soon through this website.
-I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a solo exhibition of my work at the University of Cincinnati that opens on June 26th 2008. Thanks to Matt Lynch and Evan Commander.
-SPIRO RESIDENT ARTIST TALK
CO-SPONSERED BY THE KIMBALL ARTS CENTER
Please join us Weds. May 21st from 5:00-6 pm. for an Artist Talk at the Kimball Arts Center’s Main Gallery, celebrating sculptor/photographer Joshua Reiman from Ithaca, NY. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm. with discussion to follow. For more information visit www.spiroarts.org or please call 435.649.6258
Spiro Arts is a non profit Artist-in-Residence and workshop center which supports artists, students and community members by providing a supportive environment that encourages risk-taking and innovation in the arts and ideas essential to human progress.
- I have just finished the first stage of my new project, while working at the Ucross Foundation in northeastern Wyoming. This project includes a film, a series of photographs, audio recordings, and drawings. My deepest thanks go out to Mekko Tohdihkoontz- Thomas Kontz, for working with me on this, and for our wonderful converstions.
- Next stop, Spiro Arts, in Park City, Utah!
- Big News! I was accepted into the Masters of Fine Arts program at Syracuse University in the Sculpture department! I am really honored.
- I am currently working on a new project that deals with Native American stereotypes. This should prove to be a very interesting film and photographic series. Stay tuned........?
- I will be speaking at the University of Cincinnati in the first week of April as well as visiting St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. Then to the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming for the rest of April!
- Great News, My wife Addy, was accepted to the Landscape Architecture Program at Cornell University for a dual degree with City and Regional Planning. I am so proud and excited for her!
- I will be putting out two books later this year with introductory essays by Stefan Osdene from the University of Wisconsin, and Ruth Erickson from the University of Pennsylvania. This is a very cool project and I thank them for their contributions.
- I am pleased to announce the forthcoming documentary by Kristen Smoragiewicz of Burlington, VT, about my 2007 project, As History Happens. It should be ready later this year. This project will be a half an hour film with music composed by Vermont musician, Greg Davis. More info to come! Thanks Kristen.
- I was accepted to the Spiro Arts Residency in Park City, Utah. I will be heading west to Wyoming for the month of April and then to Utah for the month of May.
- Great News! I will be an artist in residence at The Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming from April 7- May 2, 2008!
- I will be exhibiting some of my work and teaching a few workshops at the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ. The show will be in the gallery at the Hostetter Arts Center from November 9- December 19, 2007. There will be a reception on Friday November 9th from 2:15- 3:15pm.
- I just finished my residency at "The Barn" In Westford, VT, run by the Seven Below Arts Initiative. What an amazing place. Thanks to Anna Schachte, Carlos Ferguson, and Lars Erik Fisk for a great 2 months.
I was able to do a lot of new work in one of my favorite places in the world, Vermont. Thanks also to Burlington City Arts and Trey Anastasio.