Erik den Breejen
 
Born 1976, Berkeley, California
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
 
2006 MFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1999 BFA,  California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1994-96    University of California at Santa Cruz.
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
2016       Song of the Earth, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

2014       There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

2013       Word, One River gallery, Englewood, NJ (with Jim Torok)
 
2012        Image, Music, Text, DNA gallery, Untitled art fair, Miami Beach, FL
 
2011        Smile, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
 
2008      Throwaway Lines Often Ring True, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
 
2007       Ruined by Love Songs, Freight + Volume, New York,  NY
 
2006       Hits, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Public Commissions

2018         PS 24 Q mural, Flushing, Queens, NY. Commissioned by Public Art for Public Schools (in progress)

2016         Freddie Mercury mural for Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

2014          Ahmet Ertegun mural for Atlantic Records headquarters, New York, NY. Project coordinated by
                   Gensler, NY.

2013          David Bowie mural for Rag and Bone, New York, NY
 

Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2017        Weekend, curated by Ezra Johnson, Mindy Solomon gallery, Miami, FL (forthcoming)

                 SQUARED x2, Geoffrey Young gallery, Great Barrington, MA (forthcoming)
               
                 Press One for Show, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Lorimoto gallery, Ridgewood, NY (forthcoming)

                 The Secret Life of Plants, curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence, Freight + Volume, New York.

2016        The Oasis, Gitler &________, New York, NY

                  Nurture/nature, curated by Matthew Mahler, 245 Varet, Brooklyn, NY

2015         Your Bad Self, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY.

                  WHO, Leslie Heller Workspace, New York, NY.  
 
                  I Am What I Am Not Yet, curated by Diana Buckley, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY.
 
                 The Vegas Session. Three person show with Christopher Kane Taylor and Joseph Wardwell.  Satellite                       Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV.
 
                  The Ecstacy of Influence, curated by Progress Report, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY.
 
2014          ConTEXT, curated by Brian Hack, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
 
                   Drawn to Language, Children’s Museum of Art, New York, NY.
 
                   Kiki Bouba, curated by John O’Connor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
 
                   Genesis Forward Battery, curated by hkjb, Underdonk, Ridgewood, NY
 
2013           Dialogic, curated by Mary Salvante, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
 
                    Endless Summer, curated by Gary Petersen, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
                       
                    Disque Optophonique (sound piece for Christian Sampson installation), Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY
                       
                    Thanks, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York, NY
 
                    Chiraroscuro, curated JJ Manford and Steve Rivera, Novella gallery, New York, NY
 
                    Word (two person exhibition with Jim Torok), One River gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
 
2012            The Double Dirty Dozen (and Friends), Freight and Volume, New York, NY
 
                     Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, curated by Merkx and Gwynne, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY
 
                      Waivers, curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Hauser studio, Brooklyn, NY
 
2011              Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowsky, Brooklyn, NY
                           
                      Gold Records, curated by Jon Lutz, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY
 
2010            No Vacancy, The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI
 
2009           Awesome-Blage, Artjail, New York, NY
                         
                      The Space Between, DNA, Provincetown, MA 
                          
                       Heartbreak Hotel, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
                          
                       No Soul For Sale, X Initiative, New York, NY
 
Selected Bibliography

2016       Kalm, James. "Erik den Breejen 'Song of the Earth' at Freight+Volume," The James Kalm Report, Nov
                 27, 2016.  

2015       Caldwell, Ellen C. “Vegas Rising,” New American Paintings blog, June 8, 2015.
 
2014       Adelaide, Kari.  “Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume,” Huffington Post,  May 27, 2014
 
                Calandra, Maria.  Interview for Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, May 2014.
 
2013       McClemont, Doug. “Endless Summer,” ARTnews, December, 2013, p.100
 
                Newhall, Edith.  “Beats and Beach Boys,”  The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 29, 2013.
 
                Kazakina, Katya.  “David Bowie Portrait Hits Houston Street, Word by Word.”  Bloomberg.com, June 19,                   2013.
 
                Anonymous.  “Bowie Spotted in Manhattan.”  Davidbowie.com, June 19, 2013.
 
2012        Lutz, Jon.  “Erik den Breejen on Smile (and More).”  Daily Operation, November 29, 2012.
 
                Johnson, Ken. “Erik den Breejen: ‘Smile’.”  The New York Times,  January 6, 2012: sec. C: 27.
 
                Finch, Charlie. “New Art Overload.”  Artnet Magazine, January 6, 2012.
 
2011        Borkowski, Mary.  “The Color and the Sound: Erik den Breejen's Pop Synesthesia and the Beach                                 Boys Smile.”  The New Inquiry, Dec. 16, 2011.
 
               Smith, Nancy.  “Erik den Breejen Opens ‘Smile’ at Freight+Volume.” Art Lovers New York, Dec. 13, 2011.
 
                Calandra, Maria.  “Erik den Breejen.”  Pencil In the Studio, April 10, 2011.
 
2008       Killeen, Michael.  “Kapoor’s Big Red Battering Ram, Rock Star Splatter: Chelsea Art.”  Bloomberg.com,
                  June 12, 2008.
 
Residencies
 
2015        DNA Artists’ Residency, Provincetown, MA
 
2013        DNA Artists’ Residency, Provincetown, MA
 
Grants and Awards
 
2015        New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship
 
2006      Charles Baskerville Painting Award, Cornell University.
 
2005       Cornell Council for the Arts project grant.
 
Exhibitions Curated

2015        Let’s Go Away for Awhile (curated with Maria Calandra), 1 MileGallery, Kingston, NY.
2010         Painting Comes Alive!  Artjail, New York, NY.

 
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