Jesse Greenberg (born 1982, Morristown, NJ) lives and works in New York. He received his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, NY in 2011 and received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 2004. The biological forms evoked by Greenberg’s wall works and small sculptures are composed of urethane resin and colored pigment with a painterly quality complimented by a palette that is alternately seductive and repulsive. His work reflects back to the post-minimalism and forward to the post-human future. Greenberg has had solo exhibitions at Derek Eller, New York; LOYAL Gallery, Stockholm; ltd Los Angeles; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Kansas, New York. Group exhibitions include Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Josh Lilley Gallery, London, Queens Museum of Art, New York. Greenberg was awarded the Shandanken residency at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY.
2011 MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
2004 BFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Face Scan, Derek Eller, New York, NY
Metro International, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
Derek Eller, New York, NY
White Flag Projects, St Louis, MO
National Park, Lukas Geronimas + Jesse A. Greenberg, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
Windshield Unexpected Wipers, Brian Belott and Jesse Greenberg, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
New Works, And A MegaBinx, Bobo’s on 9th, Philadelphia, PA
MegaBinx III, Good Children, New Orleans, LA
Megabinx II, Private Space, Providence, RI
Goulding the Lolly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
9 Sculptures, Bravin Lee, New York, NY
PĿΛNΞS, with LOYAL, curated by Anna Frost and Annika Kuhlmann, BFI, Miami, FL
#BAE #AQN, curated by Natalia Ibanez Lario, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Epizootics, curated by Kari Cholnoky, White Room at DCTV, New York, NY
cold cups of boiling water, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA
SPEARS, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Control Lapse, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, England
Trouble Every Day, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, NY
How Much Is That Mutant Puppy In The Window, 247365, Brooklyn, NY
Gran Prix, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
If You Think I’m Sexy, Chashama, New York, NY
I Know This But You Feel Different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
Queens International: Three Points make a Triangle, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Total Lunar Eclipse, Crybaby Presents, Los Angeles, CA
Free Play, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
Perfectly Damaged, Organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller, New York, NY
Skin So Soft, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY
Columbia University MFA Thesis, Fisher Landau Center, New York, NY
Matinee, St Cecilia’s Project Space, New York, NY
Durer’s Rhinoceros, Leroy Neiman Gallery Columbia University, New York, NY
Buildunsroman, Alan Nederpelt Gallery, New York, NY
Hello No!, St Cecilia’s Project Space, New York, NY
B-Sides, 6-8 Months Project, New York, NY
Wild Feature 2, Curated by Brian Belott, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
Relics From Another Time, Barat Foundation, Newark, NJ
Wild Feature, Curated by Brian Belott, Galerie Zürcher, New York, NY
Bobo’s on 27th, Curated by Bobo, (Phil Cote, Nick Payne, Drew Gillespie), Foxy Productions, New York, NY
We’ve Got Tissues, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX
First Philadelphia Open, Pageant: Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Seven, Fuel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Louisiana Biennial, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Reality And Alteration, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
Metro Pictures, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
I Smell Pregnant, Produced by Ryan Trecartin, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Natural Disaster, Volume II, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Natural Disaster, Volume I, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Au Uz Je Raano, Bohemian National Hall, Czech Consulate, New York, NY
Locally Localized Gravity, “A Poetry Reading with The Experimental People”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Winter Time Performance with TheExperimental People, Space 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Grand Illusion, “The Experimental People, Deliverers Of the Prize,” Cleveland, OH
New York Underground Film Festival, “Experimental People Live Musical Interlude, A Family Finds Entertainment” New York, NY
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