- my piece "zombie portraits" was screened as a part of the international group exhibition "no time for utopia", which brought together art & music video, animation film and documentary work that each in their own way relates to the absence, failure or collapse of the utopian concept. while most of the selected art works resonated feelings of irreversible loss and post-apocalyptic grief, the undercurrents in other videos downheartedly carried ideas of escapism, nostalgia and hope.
- my pieces "bodybuilder vignettes" & "red room studies" were featured in “body language" - the inaugural exhibition in the ballrooms of historic memorial hall. ekin erkan of ÆQAI reviews the works as "keen and clever, carefully balancing theory with personal aesthetic... rampleman’s multi-channel vignettes and layered subject-studies of femme personalities boldly negotiate activism with voyeurism..."
REBEL REBEL features selected works which encourage and inspire viewers to reconsider their perspectives on the female body and femininity. these works engage viewers in a dynamic dialogue with concepts of identity, subjectivity, and masculinity, and suggest possibilities for what comes next after the post-feminism of today’s digital reality. REBEL REBEL is designed as a virtual early career retrospective.
my piece "bellmer burlesque" was screened at classic nyc venue anthology film archives (international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema) as a part of "single channel" - NURTUREart's video art festival. curated by vanessa albury, ivan gilbert, and william penrose.
my new series “female masking studies” premiered at the 20/92 video festival at the icebox project space at crane arts in philadelphia march 8-10, 2018. the 20/92 video festival is a rare opportunity to screen work at an unique scale and format. their dedicated projection system allows for a continuous image to be cast upon its eastern and northern walls, at a maximum size of 20’ x 92’. this year’s 20/92 was juried by icebox directors ryan mccartney and timothy belknap.
cate mcquaid of the boston globe reviewed "HARD: subversive representation" at umass boston’s university hall gallery, which featured my 10 channel installation "bodybuilder vignettes". organized by sam toabe, HARD was a group exhibition that brought together artworks from self-identified female artists who take different approaches to representing female subjects, often through subversive frameworks. with artworks spanning 1923–2018, it argued that contemporary, post-modernist, modernist, and feminist artistic approaches have and continue to expand the dynamism of the feminine image, pushing beyond stereotypical, reductive, and unrealistic visions of women.
my piece "bodybuilder study (pose, stroke, lift, carry)" was included in san francisco's launch event for incite journal of experimental media's newest issue, "sports", on march 3, 2018 in the mission at other cinema at artists' television access. organized by astria suparak and brett kashmere, other artists included anil dash, paper rad, james blagden, and nathaniel dorsky.
mallory ruymann of boston's big, red, and shiny reviewed "HARD: subversive representation" at umass boston’s university hall gallery, which featured my 10 channel installation "bodybuilder vignettes". organized by sam toabe, HARD was a group exhibition that brought together artworks from self-identified female artists who take different approaches to representing female subjects, often through subversive frameworks. with artworks spanning 1923–2018, it argued that contemporary, post-modernist, modernist, and feminist artistic approaches have and continue to expand the dynamism of the feminine image, pushing beyond stereotypical, reductive, and unrealistic visions of women.
joelle jameson of ÆQAI reviewed HARD: subversive representation,” at umass boston’s university hall gallery, which featured my 10 channel installation "bodybuilder vignettes". organized by sam toabe, HARD was a group exhibition that brought together artworks from self-identified female artists who take different approaches to representing female subjects, often through subversive frameworks. with artworks spanning 1923–2018, it argued that contemporary, post-modernist, modernist, and feminist artistic approaches have and continue to expand the dynamism of the feminine image, pushing beyond stereotypical, reductive, and unrealistic visions of women.
my piece “untitled (madison square garden)" in the paddle8 auction for CEPA gallery’s 14th biennial art auction, march 2018. acquisitions support CEPA’s mission to provide working artists, urban youth, and other individuals with the necessary programs and facilities for the production and reception of contemporary art. proceeds from this auction–which featured works by carolee schneemann, cindy sherman, and hollis frampton, amongst others–allow CEPA to continue offering free public exhibitions, discount darkroom facilities, and nationally-recognized education classes.
my piece “verge study” was featured in the exhibition “transitions” at the paul robeson campus center gallery at rutgers university in newark, nj. each year women in media – newark presents a thematic exhibition of works by visual artists that coincides with their annual film festival. this year’s theme was women in transition. on view february 15 to march 28, 2018, transitions featured work from 20 artists in a range of media. the exhibition attempted to examine the ways in which transitions or the state of transitioning impacts the works of women artists. these transitions are inclusive of, but not limited to gender identity transition, transition to motherhood, transition in aging, transition in work, transition through loss, transition in grief, transition in death. curated by adrienne wheeler and gladys grauer for including
"talks back" was a screening program organized by angela washko featuring video and performance-for-video works by women artists who have opted to move away from the limitations of gallery contexts and art world audiences and put themselves in conversation with television and cinema (and their audiences). inspired by the possibilities offered by public access television, reality television and virtual environments, these artists bring new meaning to films, television programming, and multi-user digital spaces by inserting themselves into existing media narratives which don’t often include their perspectives. through remixing their bodies into found footage or literally getting onto reality television programs, these artists assert the need for the narratives of intersectional feminists in the mainstream media we consume every day. artists in the program included morehshin allahyari, ann hirsch, narcissister, rachel rampleman, suzie silver, skawennati and angela washko.
my piece "untitled (coke & tequila-spiked raspberry slushie, CO") was included in humble art foundation's group show "year in reverse", curated by jon feinstein: 2017 has been a taxing year. from the inauguration of a barbaric reality-tv star in the united states to countless natural disasters, horrifying terrorist attacks in various forms and a general feeling of cultural division around the world, it can often seem like we humans are spiraling downward. a massive photographic meditation on the year feels aptly appropriate for our final group show of 2017. instead of producing a collection of the "best photographs of 2017," this exhibition serves as a reflection on the year. protest and unfortunate violence. a still bubbling swamp. solar eclipse. pointlessly drawing circles to no known end. highways tunnels with no clear end point. falling figures and symbols of dislocation and deflation. while there are some visualizations of hope and humor interspersed throughout, "year in reverse" emphasizes the tension brooding this past year, and the continuing uncertainty that lies ahead.
my video documentation of the women's march on washington (2017) was featured dec 16, 2017 - jan 7, 2018 at KMAC museum in louisville, ky, as a part of the important and inspiring traveling "still they persist" collection/exhibition organized and presented by the femfour. this collection of protest art from the women's marches has so far been shown at wave pool gallery, (cincinnati, oh), lexington art league, (lexington, ky) contemporary arts center, (cincinnati, oh), salisbury university, (salisbury, md), and will travel next to pro arts, (oakland, ca).
for halloween 2017, i premiered a new site specific series of videos made from youtube zombie makeup tutorials at this amazing old mill-turned-artspace for the wassaic project's annual haunted mill, where artists transform the towering 7-story maxon mills into an exciting halloween experience.
indiana nash of troy's daily gazette wrote about the "nasty women of the north" exhibition and fundraiser at the arts center of the capital region and collar works, which screened my documentary footage of the women's march on washington (2017). organized by the feminist art project of upstate new york, the show/event was inspired by the national “nasty women” exhibit that was shown earlier knockdown center in queens, new york. both exhibits focused on feminism and activist-driven artwork, and helped to raise money for planned parenthood.
dancing backwards in high heels - a survey screening of my video work - was selected by the arts writer for citybeat as the staff pick for art events of the week in cincinnati. a selection of my documentary and experimental video work featuring single and multi-channel pieces from the last decade was presented at the mini microcinema. videos shown included works showcasing subjects, muses, and collaborators i've worked with over the years such as girls girls girls (the world's first and only all female mötley crüe tribute band), tazzie colomb (the world's longest competing female bodybuilder/powerlifter), LACTIC inc (an avant-garde clothing brand that takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critiques existing power structures), among others.
kathy schwartz of citybeat reviews "pop press" at thunder-sky, and highlights my new video "the power of makeup 2.0". inspired by clippings culled from the popular press - community newspapers, tv listings, advertising circulars - the artists of pop press explore the intersection of commonplace experience and the irrational in an examination of everyday absurdity. curated by scott bruno.
42 social club's press release / webpage for TORRENT - my solo exhibition in lyme, ct in september - october of 2017. this exhibition examined the notion of a torrent: defined as both a rushing, violent, unceasing flow and the modern method of pirating digital information. i premiered a new multi-channel video installation continuing my explorations into the fascinating world of youtube makeup tutorials. this time the lens was focused on a strange, politically satirical, trend that has come to be known as "trumping". this new work unveils a unique subculture of female/femme-identifying makeup artists imitating, and often mocking, donald trump. in TORRENT, these trumping videos were contrasted with a series of bleak landscape photographs and additional single / multi-channel video works, resulting in a juxtaposition which reflected on the tumultuous state of the nation.
sandra reinhardt's excellent text about my "bodybuilder vignettes" series for the VIDEONALE.16 catalogue is now online. this 10 channel video installation showcasing hypermuscular women bodybuilders competing for the title of ms. olympia ("bodybuilder vignettes") was a featured piece in the VIDEONALE.16 at the kunstmuseum bonn (germany, feb-april, 2017). founded in 1984, the VIDEONALE is europe's largest and and longest running festival/exhibition focused solely on celebrating contemporary video and time-based art. the thematic focus for 2017 was PEFORM!, and called into question the idea of performance as a social, economic, cultural and artistic maxim in the context of the globalized world and our modern meritocratic societies.
peter ortmann of cologne - based "choices" magazine reviews VIDEONALE.16 at the kunstmuseum bonn, opening with/highlighting my 10 channel installation "bodybuilder vignettes". founded in 1984, the VIDEONALE is europe's largest and and longest running festival/exhibition focused solely on celebrating contemporary video and time-based art. the thematic focus for 2017 was PEFORM!, and called into question the idea of performance as a social, economic, cultural and artistic maxim in the context of the globalized world and our modern meritocratic societies.
presented as a solo project by x contemporary, several of my new pieces were featured at the 10th iteration of VOLTA NY at pier 90 during armory arts week, march 2017. among the work to be included: bodybuilder vignettes, rockettes studies, LACTIC inc; times square, and a new print collaboration with joel brenden of LINOLEUM.
artnet share VOLTA NY's 10th anniversary list of exhibitors at the 2017 fair. presented as a solo project by x contemporary, several of my new pieces were featured at the 10th iteration of VOLTA NY at pier 90 during armory arts week, march 2017. among the work to be included: bodybuilder vignettes, rockettes studies, LACTIC inc; times square, and a new print collaboration with joel brenden of LINOLEUM.
my work was included in the "talks back" screening at the andy warhol museum, as an extension of "hacking / modding / remixing as feminist protest curated by angela washko for the miller gallery at carnegie mellon university. this screening and exhibition featured my 2006 piece "poison", jan-feb, 2017. artists in the program included ann hirsch, barbara hammer, dynasty handbag, narcissister, rachel rampleman, sadie benning, sondra perry, and suzie silver.
kunstmuseum bonn's site for VIDEONALE.16, featuring my 10 channel video installation showcasing hypermuscular women bodybuilders competing for the title of ms. olympia ("bodybuilder vignettes"). founded in 1984, the VIDEONALE is europe's largest and and longest running festival/exhibition focused solely on celebrating contemporary video and time-based art. the thematic focus for this year is PEFORM!, and calls into question the idea of performance as a social, economic, cultural and artistic maxim in the context of the globalized world and our modern meritocratic societies.
my 10 channel video installation showcasing hypermuscular women bodybuilders competing for the title of ms. olympia ("bodybuilder vignettes") is currently a featured piece in the VIDEONALE.16 at the kunstmuseum in bonn, germany, from feb-april, 2017. founded in 1984, the VIDEONALE is europe's largest and and longest running festival/exhibition focused solely on celebrating contemporary video and time-based art. the thematic focus for this year is PEFORM!, and calls into question the idea of performance as a social, economic, cultural and artistic maxim in the context of the globalized world and our modern meritocratic societies. the exhibition of VIDEONALE.16 is accompanied by a catalogue, as well as a wide-ranging festival program, which includes discussions with artists, performances, round-table discussions, retrospectives, tours, workshops and educational programs. the exhibition architecture at the kunstmuseum bonn was developed by architect and exhibition designer ruth m. lorenz of maaskant berlin.
my documentary style video "lactic incorporated; times square shoot" was screened as a part of fashion tv live at vox bizarre, as part of a program curated by randi shandroski of lactic incorporated. fashion tv live was an evening of fashion, film and discussion hosted by dusty childers, and featuring new video work by me, deirdre sergeant, matt sparks, and nicholas steindorf. founded in 2014, lactic incorporated is a boston/nyc based avant-garde clothing brand that takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critiques existing power structures. many of the clothes are made from discarded advertising banners, which are thoughtfully cut up and reconfigured in a way that subverts corporate culture and underscores the absurdity of modern advertising.
my most recent project/collaboration with artists/activists/fashion designers LACTIC incorporated is now available for viewing online! this documentary style video captures the behind the scenes goings-on during a photo/video lookbook shoot in times square, summer 2016. founded by artists randi shandroski and ickarus corbacho, LACTIC incorporated takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critique existing power structures. hand crafted in the USA out of recycled advertising banners.
my 20-channel video installation showcasing the bold and brilliant women pioneers of the NYC alt-burlesque scene (red room studies) will be featured at x contemporary art fair in miami, dec 2017, in conjunction with x contemporary's feature exhibition "the women who made modern art modern" - curated by michael klein. "this untold story profiles 12 women dealers active in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s who helped shape the careers of the century’s most important artists. the dealers include betty parsons, eleanor ward, martha jackson, virginia zabriskie, peggy guggenheim, and marian willard, among others. over 40 works by artists whom these dealers championed will be on view.
"hacking / modding / remixing as feminist protest" is an exhibition of twenty two artists, designers and developers working at the intersection of art and technology to intervene on dominant voices in tech and popular culture, producing critical (and often comical) works that give visibility to women's perspectives and experiences often marginalized, ignored, or dismissed. curated by angela washko for the miller gallery at carnegie mellon university, this exhibition will feature my 2006 piece "poison", jan-feb, 2017
the sound behind you II, created by the sun that never sets (myself + vanessa albury) and karsten krejcarek, exhibited works from a wide-range of disciplines that investigate landscape and natural phenomenon. taking place in the hudson river valley of new york, the exhibition echoed the rich history of naturalist enthusiasm and artistic reflection of the area. the works included act as catalyst to inspire wanderlust, exploration and venture into the natural world. i acted as the primary organizer of the exhibition, and also created a new 10 channel series of video works exploring the weird and wild world of online digital landscape tutorials.
the sound behind you II, created by the sun that never sets (myself + vanessa albury) and karsten krejcarek, exhibited works from a wide-range of disciplines that investigate landscape and natural phenomenon. taking place in the hudson river valley of new york, the exhibition echoed the rich history of naturalist enthusiasm and artistic reflection of the area. the works included act as catalyst to inspire wanderlust, exploration and venture into the natural world. i acted as the primary organizer of the exhibition, and also created a new 10 channel series of video works exploring the weird and wild world of onlinedigital landscape tutorials.
tttt (these things take time) gallery in ghent, belgium, presented my solo exhibition "raw power" in march - april 2016. i presented primarily new work made specifically for this exhibition, and inspired by the text "the objectified body by tttt curators godart bakkers and charlotte van buylaere, which was inspired by some of my earlier work + siegfried kracauer's concept of the "the mass ornament" from his weimar essays. these are images of the show on flickr.
tttt (these things take time) gallery in ghent, belgium, presented my solo exhibition "raw power" in march - april 2016. i presented primarily new work made specifically for this exhibition, and inspired by the text "the objectified body by tttt curators godart bakkers and charlotte van buylaere, which was inspired by some of my earlier work + siegfried kracauer's concept of the "the mass ornament" from his weimar essays. tttt also hosted the european book launch of my artist book "baby's on fire" as well as an artist talk with the book designer (joel brenden) and cepa (center for exploratory and perceptual art) director (david mitchell).
my piece "bellmer burlesque" was shown in the flint institute of arts' fleckenstein video gallery, a cutting-edge media art space designed specifically for video art, all day / every day for the entire month of april.
untitled magazine selected my 30 channel video installation "pop art portraits" - installed at spring/break art show, as a highlight of armory arts week 2016. spring/break art show is the curator-driven art fair during armory art week, and my piece was in a show i co-curated with vanessa albury and lynn maliszewski titled "i see myself in your eyes" which drew upon the 2016 spring/break art show theme of ⌘COPY⌘PASTE, with strategic reinterpretations and appropriations of images and ideas.
the sun that never sets (vanessa albury + me) teamed up with lynn maliszewski to present "i see myself in your eyes", a show consisting of video and related works in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. the exhibition incorporated both emerging and established artists to link themes and artistic devices that reappear across generations. the works in "i see myself in your eyes" drew upon the 2016 spring/break art show theme of ⌘COPY⌘PASTE with strategic reinterpretations and appropriations of images and ideas. we also followed the impact and reformation of related ideas over 50 years of art making. duplication and prismatic subjectivity—accompanied by the tension of navigating uncertain terrain—emerge as characteristics traceable throughout video art discourse. the show featured work by joan jonas, sue de beer, aldo tambellini, peer bode, peter clough, juliet jacobson, jeremy olson, vanessa albury, and me.
the sun that never sets (vanessa albury + me) teamed up with lynn maliszewski to present "i see myself in your eyes", a show consisting of video and related works in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. the exhibition incorporated both emerging and established artists to link themes and artistic devices that reappear across generations. the works in "i see myself in your eyes" drew upon the 2016 spring/break art show theme of ⌘COPY⌘PASTE with strategic reinterpretations and appropriations of images and ideas. we also followed the impact and reformation of related ideas over 50 years of art making. duplication and prismatic subjectivity—accompanied by the tension of navigating uncertain terrain—emerge as characteristics traceable throughout video art discourse. the show featured work by joan jonas, sue de beer, aldo tambellini, peer bode, peter clough, juliet jacobson, jeremy olson, vanessa albury, and me.
my piece "busby berkeley 2.0" was shown in the flint institute of arts' fleckenstein video gallery, a cutting-edge media art space designed specifically for video art, all day / every day for the entire month of march.
some of my bodybuilder study photos and videos were showcased in india at the chennai photo biennale - a non profit initiative organized by the goethe-institut chennai and traveling lens in feb - march, 2016. info: in such a visually-saturated surveillance society where everyone and no-one is being watched, AlterVision explored the nature of images whether staged, appropriated or made in the real world, and how they inform us of our experience of reality. The body of works presented in this exhibition engaged with issues surrounding contemporary culture, specifically focusing on identity and privacy. participating artists were me, ronny sen, maximus clarke and harsha biswajit.
some of my bodybuilder study photos and videos were showcased in india at the chennai photo biennale - a non profit initiative organized by the goethe-institut chennai and traveling lens in feb - march, 2016. info: in such a visually-saturated surveillance society where everyone and no-one is being watched, AlterVision explored the nature of images whether staged, appropriated or made in the real world, and how they inform us of our experience of reality. The body of works presented in this exhibition engaged with issues surrounding contemporary culture, specifically focusing on identity and privacy. participating artists were me, ronny sen, maximus clarke and harsha biswajit.
indulge highlighted my "bodybuilder studies" in the feb - march, 2016 AlterVision exhibition at the chennai photo biennale. the chennai photo biennale is a non profit initiative organized by the goethe-institut chennai and traveling lens. info: in such a visually-saturated surveillance society where everyone and no-one is being watched, AlterVision explored the nature of images whether staged, appropriated or made in the real world, and how they inform us of our experience of reality. The body of works presented in this exhibition engaged with issues surrounding contemporary culture, specifically focusing on identity and privacy. participating artists were me, ronny sen, maximus clarke and harsha biswajit.
my photograph was selected for humble arts foundation's exhibition "winter pictures". founded in 2005 by amani olu and jon feinstein, humble has been a pioneering hub for new photography, and an international resource for photographers, art professionals, collectors and the public.
the sun that never sets is a nomadic, artist-run, incubator gallery concept that supports emerging video and performance artists, founded by vanessa albury and i in 2014. we have created and installed exhibitions for spring/break art show in nyc (3x, 2014-16), SELECT art fair, in the woods of the catskills, in a gallery/apartment in brooklyn, etc. we are currently preparing exhibitions for the frank institute at cr10 near hudson, ny, and for norwalk 2.0's SONO beach in CT.
- steven rosen of citybeat ranked my solo show at carl solway gallery among the top 10 art exhibits of 2015. my pieces "busby berkeley 2.0," "bellmer burlesque," and "water/light study" were on view at the cincinnati based gallery though december 2015.
- sarah cascone of artnet highlighted my piece "busby berkeley 2.0" in her preview of the 2015 miami art week/art basel miami beach (dec 1 - 5). the PULSE miami beach contemporary art fair program PLAY which included this video was curated by independent NYC curator stacy engman. PLAY is a dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform to encourage discovery within the digital realm.
- official PULSE miami beach 2015; PLAY website with information about the featured videos, including my piece "busby berkeley 2.0". from dec 1 - 5, and curated by independent NYC curator stacy engman. PLAY is a dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform to encourage discovery within the digital realm.
- craig ledoux of the cincinnati-based e-journal for critical thinking, review and reflective prose on contemporary visual art ÆQAI reviewed my solo show at carl solway gallery. my pieces "busby berkeley 2.0," "bellmer burlesque," and "water light study" were on view at the gallery though december 2015.
- the press release for my solo show at carl solway gallery as shared on artdaily.com. my pieces "busby berkeley 2.0," "bellmer burlesque," and "water light study" are on view at the gallery though december 2015.
auxiliary projects gallery gallery in greenpoint, brooklyn, presented some of my burlesque video work, "red room studies,"as a 5 channel video installation as a part of their exhibition "the show me state" in november - december, 2015.
- sarah cascone of artnet highlighted my piece "phantasma" in her review of the 2015 governors island art fair in nyc. the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2015.
- HYPERALLERGIC singled out my solo installation in ft jay in it's review of the 2015 governors island art fair in nyc. the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2015.
- new york times "inside art" preview by ted loos generated buzz about how six artists (yours truly being one) would be setting up solo projects in the former ammunition storerooms of revolutionary war era fort jay for the 2015 governors island art fair. my two pieces "phantasma" and "water/light study" were later installed in a solo installation.
- i was the featured artist for "drain: a journal of contemporary art and culture" issue 12.1, ATHLETICISM (august 2015). the article included images and videos from primarily my "bodybuilder studies" series, which were accompanied by texts by alex young and david mitchell, and also were on the cover of the magazine. the mission of drain is to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis, and each issue has a specific concept that it explores. the journal publishes pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to themes such as globalization, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, capitalism and new technologies, as well as ethical and aesthetic concerns.
- pittsburgh city paper art critic bill o'driscoll wrote that my piece "bodybuilder portrait (tazzie colomb)" was "compulsively watchable" in his review of the three rivers arts festival's juried visual art exhibition "unseen/unheard," where many of the artworks gave voice to usually unnoticed people or cultural activities, or prompted new ways of thinking about them. independent curator astria suparak juried this exhibition.
- pittsburgh post-gazette art critic mary thomas wrote that my piece "bodybuilder portrait (tazzie colomb)" was "a work that stands out" in regards to the three rivers arts festival's juried visual art exhibition's theme, "unseen/unheard," where many of the artworks gave voice to usually unnoticed people or cultural activities, or prompted new ways of thinking about them. independent curator astria suparak juried this exhibition.
my documentation of lee ranaldo (formerly of sonic youth) and leah singer's performance of "sight unseen" at SELECT art fair during frieze art week nyc. "sight unseen" was curated by myself and vanessa albury, aka the sun that never sets, for SELECT art fair's opening night VIP preview, may 2015.
- cait munro of artnet lists lee ranaldo (formerly of sonic youth) and leah singer's performance of "sight unseen" at SELECT art fair as one of four cool interactive adventures to try during frieze art week nyc. "sight unseen" was curated by myself and vanessa albury, aka the sun that never sets, for SELECT art fair's opening night VIP preview, may 2015.
- the official documentation of my my early career survey exhibition at the center for exploratory and perceptual arts (CEPA gallery) & squeaky wheel on flickr. the CEPA &squeaky wheel exhibition spanned 4 floors of gallery, cinema, and storefront spaces, and featured many of my videos, photographs, sculptures and installations. april - may 2015.
- CEPA gallery and squeaky wheel's event page for my screening and mixer on may 21, 2015 in squeaky wheel film & media arts center's microcinema at the market arcade. screened were some of my short films: poison (my sister fucked bret), girls girls girls (new jersey crüe fest tailgate party) and glam metal succubi (crüe dancers).
- huffington post article by artist, curator, and huffpo blogger vanessa albury on my "girls girls girls" body of work & survey exhibition at CEPA gallery. the CEPA exhibition spanned 4 floors of gallery, cinema, and storefront spaces, and featured many of my videos, photographs, sculptures and installations. april - may 2015.
- CEPA gallery's press release for my early career survey exhibition at the center for exploratory and perceptual arts (CEPA gallery). this exhibition spanned 4 floors of gallery, cinema, and storefront spaces, and featured many of my videos, photographs, sculptures and installations. april - may 2015.
- LINOLEUM press webpage for my limited edition artist book "baby's on fire" - designed by joel brenden and accompanying the survey exhibition by the same name at CEPA gallery, april - may 2015. LINOLEUM publishes artists' books, zines, editions, and other printed matter, with a special emphasis on contemporary photography, drawing, media practices, poetics, and creative-critical writing, including essays, interviews and poetry.
- press release announcing my storefront gallery installation and microcinema screenings at squeaky wheel (in conjunction with my survey exhibition at CEPA). april - may 2015.
- the public's event page for "baby's on fire" - my early career survey exhibition at the center for exploratory and perceptual arts (CEPA gallery) and squeaky wheel. the exhibition spanned 4 floors of gallery, cinema, and storefront spaces, and featured many of my videos, photographs, sculptures and installations. april - may 2015.
- buffalo rising announcement about my squeaky wheel storefront gallery installation and microcinema screenings, in conjunction with my CEPA survey exhibition "baby's on fire" - april - may 2015.
- bill cunningham of the new york times calls SPRING/BREAK art show "a breath of fresh air." i had work featured in and co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within SPRING/BREAK along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy. other artists included were man bartlett, jennie hagevik bringaker, peter clough, brody condon, joão enxuto & erica love, LoVid, clement valla, vanessa albury, and jennifer and kevin mccoy, as well as monegraph - a platform to authenticate digital art.
- katy hamer of eyes towards the dove covers our exhibition "the 27th dimension" at SPRING/BREAK art show 2015. i had work featured in and co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within SPRING/BREAK along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy. other artists included were man bartlett, jennie hagevik bringaker, peter clough, brody condon, joão enxuto & erica love, LoVid, clement valla, vanessa albury, and jennifer and kevin mccoy, as well as monegraph - a platform to authenticate digital art.
- papermag puts "the innovative, and exhilarating, curator-driven" SPRING/BREAK art show on their spring 2015 must-see list. i had work featured in and co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within SPRING/BREAK along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy. other artists included were man bartlett, jennie hagevik bringaker, peter clough, brody condon, joão enxuto & erica love, LoVid, clement valla, vanessa albury, and jennifer and kevin mccoy, as well as monegraph - a platform to authenticate digital art.
- the observer picks SPRING/BREAK art show as the best art fair of armory week, 2015. i had work featured in and co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within SPRING/BREAK along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy. other artists included were man bartlett, jennie hagevik bringaker, peter clough, brody condon, joão enxuto & erica love, LoVid, clement valla, vanessa albury, and jennifer and kevin mccoy, as well as monegraph - a platform to authenticate digital art.
- artnet article about spring/break art show 2015, featuring an interview with one of my co-curators, vanessa albury. i had work featured in and co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within SPRING/BREAK along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy. other artists included were man bartlett, jennie hagevik bringaker, peter clough, brody condon, joão enxuto & erica love, LoVid, clement valla, vanessa albury, and jennifer and kevin mccoy, as well as monegraph - a platform to authenticate digital art.
- webpage for the event/screening "contemporary hysteria" at art cinema OFFoff in ghent, featuring my videos "night world (after busby)" and "glam metal succubi" plus work by marijke de roover and ryan trecartin.
- ona abelis of the greenpointers.com selects me me as one of eight outstanding photographers with studios in greenpoint, and features one of my photos of female bodybuilders from backstage of the ifbb in 2010
- cait munro of artnet reveals the roster of curators (myself included) and new location and theme (transaction) of SPRING/BREAK art show 2015 in nyc. spring/break is curated by ambre kelly and andrew gori, and includes my piece kinky crush; red (collette and valeria). i co-curated the exhibition "the 27th dimension" within spring/break along with vanessa albury and jennifer and kevin mccoy.
- kate messinger of the wild magazine selects me and my studio as one of their top 10 artists to meet and studios to visit for the 2014 greenpoint open studios. my photo "pink wrecks" is also selected at the primary image for the feature.
- ken johnson of the new york times reviews the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, and highlights my three pieces "bellmer burlesque," "busby berkeley 2.0," and "bodybuilder study." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- ken johnson of the new york times reviews the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, and highlights my work as "exceptionally interesting." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- sarah cascone of artnet reviews the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, which includes my three pieces "bellmer burlesque," "busby berkeley 2.0," and "bodybuilder study." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- allison meier of hyperallergic reviews the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, which included my three pieces "bellmer burlesque," "busby berkeley 2.0," and "bodybuilder study." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- scott lynch of gothamist reviews the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, which included my three pieces "bellmer burlesque," "busby berkeley 2.0," and "bodybuilder study." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- website for the 2014 governors island art fair in nyc, which included my three pieces "bellmer burlesque," "busby berkeley 2.0," and "bodybuilder study." the governors island art fair was curated by 4heads, september 2014.
- bbc news features an online image gallery of photographs from humble arts foundation's group show #41- "new cats in art photography," curated by jon feinstein, and featuring one of my photographs.
- katherine brooks of the huffington post reviews humble arts foundation's group show #41- "new cats in art photography," curated by jon feinstein, and featuring one of my photographs.
- scott indrisek of artnet reviews humble arts foundation's group show #41- "new cats in art photography," curated by jon feinstein, and featuring one of my photographs.
- website for humble arts foundation's group show #41- "new cats in art photography," curated by jon feinstein, and featuring one of my photographs.
- sarah cascone of artnet reviews the "the last brucennial" in the meatpacking district, nyc, and singles out my piece "sarah's ceiling (kentucky)." "the last brucennial" was curated by the bruce high quality foundation and vito schnabel, march-april 2014.
- katy hamer of eyes towards the dove interviewed myself and my co-curator vanessa albury about our experiences re: putting together a show for SPRING/BREAK art show during armory arts week in nyc, March 2014. i both co-curated and had work in our exhibition "the sun that never sets: spectacle and normalcy in time."
- hyperallergic review of SPRING/BREAK art show, which singles out my and my co-curator vanessa albury's exhibition "the sun that never sets: spectacle and normalcy in time" during armory arts week in nyc, march 2014. i both co-curated and had work in our show ("bodybuilder portrait (tazzie colomb)").
- flux factory's website for "flux thursday" in long island city, ny, in december 2013 - an art salon and potluck dinner featuring artist performances and presentations, including a screening of my videos "bodybuilder portrait (tazzie colomb)" and "bodybuilder study (pose, stroke, lift, carry)." curated by alex young.
- cleopatra's (greenpoint, brooklyn location) website for "gymnasia, 4am." in conjunction with this exhibition by goldberg/hertz/peters/schrader in october 2013, i also presented an evening of my videos and found videos featuring female bodybuilders, titled "hyper-muscularity & femininity on film; a screening/study of media portrayals of women bodybuilders from the 1980s to the present."
- port actif's website for the "sympathetic overtones from the will" in bangkok, in october 2013, with experimental video art, performance, and music. featuring my video "falling in love again (as made famous by marlene dietrich)," hosted by blu simon vasem, and curated by charlotte van buylaere.
- the samuel dorsky museum's website for "screen play; hudson valley artists 2013." in conjunction with this exhibition, which features my video "falling in love again (as made famous by marlene dietrich), i also presented an evening of my videos followed by a q&a session.
- art f city's review for "cktv", an interactive karaoke video event AND looping video installation (3/13-5/13) featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice. "cktv" was also screened in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale (10/12-03/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- bam's blog review for "cktv", an interactive karaoke video event AND looping video installation (3/13-5/13) featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice. "cktv" was also screened in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale (10/12-03/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- bam's press release for "cktv", an interactive karaoke video event AND looping video installation (3/13-5/13) featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice. "cktv" was also screened in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale (10/12-03/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- the shanghai biennale webpage for the brooklyn pavilion, exhibiting cktv, an interactive video screening featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale, at the brooklyn academy of music (bam, 3/13-5/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- curators' press release for "cktv", an interactive video screening featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice. "cktv" was screened in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale (10/12-03/13), at the brooklyn academy of music (bam, 3/13-5/13,)and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- papermag mention of "cktv", an interactive video screening featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale, at the brooklyn academy of music (bam, 3/13-5/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- galleristNY mention of "cktv", an interactive video screening featuring two of my videos, and presented by cleopatra's gallery with artist chris rice in the brooklyn pavilion at the 9th shanghai biennale, at the brooklyn academy of music (bam, 3/13-5/13), and again in brooklyn at tandem (9/12)
- information on reuters.com about the "the secret cabinet" exhibition in berlin, curated by an paenhuysen and cristina navarro, and featuring my video "bodybuilder portrait (tazzie colomb)"
- information about the "gnfr (guns 'n fucking roses)" exhibition at monty abn in antwerp, curated by jan van woensel, and featuring my video "gn'r (lol ;-) ♥!!!)"
- information about a series of screenings in conjunction with the robert mapplethorpe retrospective at c/o berlin. curated by aykan safoğlu and todd sekuler, my "bodybuilder study" video was screened with works by marlon riggs, isaac julien, and matthew barney.
- more context and information about the "racialized and gendered bodies" film and video screening at c/o berlin, one event in a series of screenings in conjunction with the robert mapplethorpe retrospective at c/o berlin, curated by aykan safoğlu and todd sekuler, and featuring my "bodybuilder study" video.
- webpage for the first art barter new york at np contemporary arts center, featuring my new video/sculpture "girls girls girls; las vegas series (what love is, 3-channel version)"
- the curator an paenhuysen's project page for "girls girls girls," a video screening event she co-curated with charlotte friling. the screening/installation featured works by myself, and sergio roger.
- walter robinson reviews the "poison (my sister fucked bret)" installation at cynthia broan gallery in chelsea, nyc
- the website for the "come on" exhibition, curated by astria suparak, at the warehouse gallery in syracuse, ny, featuring "poison (my sister fucked bret)"
- an article about the controversy surrounding an exhibition curated by astria suparak at the warehouse gallery in syracuse, ny, featuring "poison (my sister fucked bret)"
- an article about the "come on" exhibition curated by astria suparak, at the warehouse gallery in syracuse, ny, featuring "poison (my sister fucked bret)"
- an article about the "come on" exhibition curated by astria suparak, at the warehouse gallery in syracuse, ny, featuring "poison (my sister fucked bret)"
- press release for the "grown accustomed exhibition in seattle, wa
my piece "landscape tutorials" was featured in "altered views: experiencing the contemporary landscape" at the lexington art league's loudoun house in lexington, ky. "altered views" explored the 21st century landscape: "no longer romantic, sublime or grandiose, our "landscape" is viewed primarily through the media of our screens, moving from blissed-out vistas to environmental traumas. our interest in understanding nature and landscape is often constrained to the poles of beauty or terror, with everyday views overlooked."

- an article about the exhibition "grown accustomed" at crawl space gallery in seattle, wa, featuring "poison (my sister fucked bret)"