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

Selected Two Person and Group Exhibitions
 
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
 
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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