Selected works


Biography

Jeff Sonhouse was born in 1968 in New York. He holds his MFA in painting for the Hunter Collage and won the Joan Mitchell Foundation awards and the New York Foundation for the Art prize both in 2004. He has a solo show at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in 2003. His work was part of the group show 30 Americans with the The Rubell Family Collection 2009-2013, also at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2005 and was part of the Bearden Project in this same museum in 2012. He held his first retrospective at the Tang Museum from July 5th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2001 MFA, Hunter College
1998 BFA, School of Visual Arts
 
 
AWARDS
 
2005 New York Community Trust

2004 Lambent Fellowship in the Arts, Tides Foundation, NY
         The Joan Mitchell Foundation, NY

         New York Foundation for the Arts
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2016 PARTICULAARS, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
2014 Opener 26 Jeff Sonhouse, : Slow Motion, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010 Better Off Dead, ʻSaid The Landlord, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Pawnogrphy, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2005 The Panoptic Con, Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Probable Cause, Summer Solos, The Contemporary, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

2002 Tailored Larceny, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2014 Point of View : Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2013 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, at Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
FLAG’s 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition : works from the Glenn Furman’s collection, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, at Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2012 Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Under The Influence, Zidoun Gallery, Luxembourg
30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, at Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

2011 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Building The Contemporary Collection; Five Years of Acquisitions, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

2010 Adaptation : Between Species, curated by Helena Reckitt, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Herd Thinner, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL

2009 BEASTIN', Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg
30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami

2008 Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Black Alphabet – Context of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warshaw, Poland
Do Not Stack, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

Lag-Time Line Up, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York, NY
Legacies, Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, NY

2005 Neo Vernacular, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

         Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

         The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles Of Paa
         Joe, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

         Celebrate: 22 Years and A New Home, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Low Life, Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

         Sheʼs Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
         
Notorious Impropriety, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

         The Ludovicio Treatment, curated by David Hunt, Muller deChiara, Berlin, Germany

2003 The Changing Same: Artists in Harlem, Triple Candie, New York, NY

         Off the Record, Curated by Kambui Olujimi, The Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         City Mouse / Country Mouse, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY

2002 New Wave, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Being There, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
 
 
PRESS ARTICLES / BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2015 Berry, Ian, ed. Opener 26 Jeff Sonhouse: Slow Motion. Exhibition catalogue. Saratoga Springs, NY: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2015. Essay by Isolde Brielmaier.
 
2012 Lott, Jessica, and Samir S. Patel. The Bearden Project. Exhibition catalogue. New York, NY: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012.
2011 Joo, Eungie, and Joseph Keehn, eds. Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education. London : Routledge, 2011.
         Jeffrey Cudlin, Washington City Paper, “Reviews & Previews : 30 Americans Has Little to Say About Its 31 Artists”, October 7
         Mutual Art, “The Evolution of Change : African American Art”, September 21
         Reuters, “Warhol, Calder works in African charity art auction”, July 5
2010 Shannon aka J. Baker/Parlour, 5 Visual Artists Janye Needs For His Fantasy, November 1
         Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, Culture Monster, October 14
2009 Huey Copeland, ARTFORUM, Figures and Grounds, April
         Saatchi Online, This Week’s News Round-Up, February 5
         Casey Ruble, Art In America, February

2008 Emma Pearse, New York Magazine, Artist Jeff Sonhouse Saves You The Cost of LSD, November 18

         Karen Rosenberg, New York Times, Upper East Side: Linger (Quietly) for a While, November 14
         ArtDaily, Jeff Sonhouse Solo Exhibition at The Tilton Gallery, November 5
         Paul Laster, Time Out New York, Jeff Sonhouse “Pawnography”, December 11
         Davis, Ben, Pawn Shop Conceptualism, Artnet.com, December 11

2005 Roberta Smith, The New York Times Art Review, “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist, November 18
         Ken. Johnson, The New York Times Art Listings, , June 3, p.E27, color repro. p.E24
         R.C. Baker, Voice Choice, The Village Voice, June 1-7, p.76
         NYFA Quarterly/ Winter 05, Featured NYFA Fellow Interview: Jeff Sonhouse, pp.8-10,
2004 Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Sheʼs Come Undone, July 9

2003 Cary Levine, Jeff Sonhouse at Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera, Art in America, No.12, December, p.104
         Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Sex, Lies and Videotape, July 2
         Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, About-Face, July 3
         Chatherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sex in Many Guises and More,June 29
         Doug Ashford, Time out New York, Off the Record, May, p.75
         Holland Cotter, The New York Times Art in Review, Off the Record, May 16
2002 Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Jeff Sonhouse, December 6



Exhibitions

Luis Gispert, Jin Meyerson and Jeff Sonhouse - Beastin'

Group show with Luis Gisper, Jin Meyerson and Jeff Sonhouse Fom September 17th to November 15th, 2009

Wim Delvoye, KAWS, Wangechi Mutu and Jeff Sonhouse - Under the Influence

Group Show with Wim Delvoye, KAWS, Wangechi Mutu and Jeff Sonhouse. Preview on June 6th, 2012. Exhibition from June 7th to July 3rd, 2012.

Jeff Sonhouse - PARTICULAARS

Opening reception on Thursday, September 22nd from 6 to 9pm in presence of the artist.

Articles & reviews

Lumière noire

Publish on October 7, 2016 by Florent Toniello
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Radical et détonnant

Publish on September 29, 2016 by Karine Sitarz, Le Jeudi
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