Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2024 

(forthcoming solo exhibition) Jill O'Bryan: Breathing into the Moon / Drawing on the Earth, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO


Spaciousness: Chris Hiebert, Jill O'Bryan, Allyson Strafella. A tribute to Margarete Roeder. 

Margarete Roeder Gallery, NYC


2022 

Jill O'Bryan: Breathing with the Elements, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM


2019

Insight Nature: works by Jill O'Bryan and Eva Schlegel, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY


2018

Jill O'Bryan, Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, TX


Jill O'Bryan: New Work, Margarete Roader Gallery, New York, NY


2017

Jill O'Bryan: Mapping Resonances, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM


Inside Nature and Time: Charles Ross + Jill O'Bryan, Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, NM


2015

"one billion breaths in a lifetime" (outdoor commission), Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.


2012

rock, paper, breath, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA


1989

Jill O'Bryan: Paintings, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, SF, CA



Group Exhibitions


2024

Line by Line, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM


2022 

HOW MANY ARE WE NOW?, 88 Essex Street, New York, NY

An exhibition of 8 artists who came together after ABC No Rio (in exile) cancelled their exhibition WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY? at Bullet Space/292 Gallery, New York, NY, due to a Covid outbreak. 


Group Exhibition, Rule Gallery, Marfa, TX


2021-2022

LAND/BODY: Exploring connections between the human body and the landscape through the perspectives of eleven female artists, Ogden Contemporary Arts, Ogden, Utah


2021
Time/Travel through Artists' Books, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC


BREATH TAKING, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM


2019
Grounded: Group Exhibition with Jill O'Bryan, Adam Fowler, M Benjamin Herndon, James William Murray, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

2018
Art Cologne, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Art Cologne, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY
Treasures: Group Show, Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, NM

2016
Art Cologne, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY
Shop, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015
Weathervane, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing: Crossing the Lines, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY    

2014-2015
Art=Text=Art: Selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, UB Anderson Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 
2014
A Particular Kind of Solitude - an exhibition inspired by the writings of Robert Walser, Elizabeth Street Garden, New York, NY. Curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu

2013                        
All Black, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Art=Text=Art: Selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, Hafnarborg | The Hafnarfjör∂ur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjör∂ur, Iceland

2012                        
Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2011-2012            
Art=Text=Art: Selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, 
         University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia; 
         Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

2011                        
Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
A PLACE TO WHICH WE CAN COME: an exhibition at the abandoned Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY                       
Gallery Joe at PULSE Miami
Works on Paper, Danese Gallery, New York, NY

2010                        
Group Exhibition, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009-10                    
Very Very LARGE Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2009                        
New York/New Drawings, 1946 – 2007, Nueva York El Papel de las Últimas Vanguardias Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain           

2007                        

Summer Invitational, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

2006-07                        
Kramarsky Foundation, New York, NY

2006                        
Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)

2004                        
Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)
Merry Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg (Brooklyn) NY

2002                        
Artists to Artists, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, New York, NY (catalogue)
Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2000                        
The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, New York, NY (catalogue)

1998                        
The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, New York, NY(catalogue)

1995                         
1000 Drawings, Exit Art, New York, NY
Impossible Art, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY            
Inside Spaces / Outside Places, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1993                        
Group Exhibition, Galerie Annick Ketele, Antwerp, Belgium  

1992                          
Windows on White (Installation), New York, NY
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Artists’ Open Studio, Walsh Foundation, New York, NY           

1991                         
Paintings, Jan Holloway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986-1990             
San Francisco Open Studio, San Francisco, CA

1989                          
Contemporary Artists, Jan Holloway Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

1986                          
Emerging Artists, Jan Holloway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984                        
Landscapes, Goat Hill Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982                        
Drawings for Medea, Le Vent du Sud, Aix-en-Provence, France

1978                        
Jill O'Bryan, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

1977                        
Clay Works by Jill O’Bryan, Collector’s Item Gallery, Osterville, MA

1975                 
Environs, Collaborative Performance/Installation, Feminist Art Workshop, St. Paul, MN
 
 
Performances and Production Design

1999                        
Performance, curated by Marina Abramovic, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY           
Performed “Tumbling #13.”

1989                        
Pickle Family Circus (Set Design) San Francisco, CA

1987-1988            
American Buffalo (Production Design), Subterranean Theatre, Berkeley, CA
The Death of Opera, (Performance in collaboration with David Ford, People’s Theatre Coalition, San Francisco, CA
Dragon Lady’s Revenge, (Scenic Artist) San Francisco Mime Troupe, San Francisco, CA

1985                        
Butterfly, (Performance in collaboration with David Ford) Co-Lab, San Francisco, CA
The Interrogation Game, (Video/Performance in collaboration with David Ford, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

1984                        
Kabuki Medea. (Scenic Artist), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA

1983                        
Ghostwriter, (Scenic Artist) BBC/WGBH Film for TV, Cambridge, MA
State Lottery Commercial for TV, (Scenic Artist), September Productions, Boston, MA
Midsummer, San Francisco Opera, (Scenic Artist), San Francisco, CA 

1980, 82-83            
American Repertory Theater, (Resident Scenic Artist) Cambridge, MA

1982                        
Medea, (Production Design) Theatre L’Alea, Aix-en-Provence, France
Pathways to Madness, (Costume Design) Theatreworks, Boston, MA
Puntilla, (Production Design) Nucleo Eclectico, Boston, MA

1980                 
Springs Awakening, (Costume Design), Harvard Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA
 
 
Collaborative Artwork
2006            
Joanna in the Desert, Photo series created in collaboration with Joanna Frueh

2000            
Lyon Biennale, Being There: Charles Ross’s Star Axis. Video Installation created in collaboration with Charles Ross about Ross's earthwork, Star Axis.
  

Reviews and Interviews


Dan Beachy-Quick, Santa Fe, NM, Jill O'Bryan, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Artforum, October, 2022. 194-195


Gallery Conversations - Curator Katherine Ware in Conversation with Artist, Jill O'Bryan, 

May 12, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH6BLfwAugo


Southwest Contemporary, Artists New Mexico / Vol. 3, Inhale/ Exhale, July 30, 2021

https://southwestcontemporary.com/jill-obryan-2/


Adriana Speer, "Grounded", Reviw, DARIA: Denver Art Review: Inquiry & Analysis
https://www.dariamag.com/home/grounded

Lauren Tresp and Clayton Porter, THE, Jill O'Bryan; Studio Visit November, 1 2017
https://southwestcontemporary.com/jill-obryan/


Alyssa Greenberg, Explorations of monochrome -- All Black at Gallery Joe, artblog, May 27, 2013

https://www.theartblog.org/2013/05/explorations-of-monochrome-all-black-at-gallery-joe/


Kathleen MacQueen, Shifting Connections: In Site/In Mind, Interview with Jill O'Bryan
http://shiftingconnections.com/2013/12/10/in-sightin-mind-jill-obryan/

Sylviane Gold, Sublime Notions From a Species That Likes to Doodle, New York Times, Art Review, Westchester Edition, February 18, 2011:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/nyregion/20artwe.html?_r=3&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Roberta Fallon, Size Matters, Philadelphia Weekly, January 13-19, 2010: page 20

Roberta Fallon, Size Matters, so does content, The Art Blog, January 13, 2010

https://www.theartblog.org/2010/01/weekly-update-size-matters-so-does-content/


Marilyn Macgregor, Supersized drawings at Gallery Joe, Broad Street Record, January 12, 2010

https://www.broadstreetreview.com/articles/supersized-drawing-at-gallery-joe


Robin Rice, Well-Endowed: Robin Rice on Visual Art. Philadelphia City Paper, January 5, 2010

Edith Newhall, Galleries: Very, very large, philly.com, December 20, 2009

George Stolz, New York Drawings 1946-2007: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, ARTnews, June 2009, 115.

Karen Schiff, Letter from Segovia Brooklyn Rail, Artseen, May 2009.

https://brooklynrail.org/2009/05/artseen/letter-from-segovia


Roberta Smith, Art in Review; 'Artists to Artists' -- 'A Decade of the Space Program', New York Times, Leisure/Weekend, Friday, May 24, 2002.

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/24/arts/art-in-review-artists-to-artists-a-decade-of-the-space-program.html


Celestine Bohlen, An Exhibition Celebrates 10 Years Of Free Studio Space for Artists, New York Times, Arts/Culture, Thursday, May 30, 2002.

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/30/arts/an-exhibition-celebrates-10-years-of-free-studio-space-for-artists.html



Bibliography

Jill O'Bryan: Mapping Resonances, (Catalog) Center for Contemporary Arts, Essays by Sigrid Hackenberg y Almansa, Angie Rizzo, and Stuart Ashman. CCA and Radius Books, Santa Fe, NM, 2017.

Inside Nature and Time: Charles Ross + Jill O'Bryan, Essay by Paul Ardenne, Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, NM, 2017

Joanna in the Desert photo series, Hotel Amerika, Spring 2007

Drawing. (Catalogue) New York Drawings: 1946 – 2007. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain. (2009).
Drawing. (Catalogue) Nanette Gerhig, J’aime la Vie (Paris, 2003).
Painting. The Pink Revolution, Joanna Frueh in conversation with Tanya Augsburg, Maria Buszek, and Jill O'Bryan. n.paradoxa, “Rethinking Revolution”, Vol. 10, July 2002.
Installation and Drawing. Artists to Artists, (New York: MOMA, 2002) catalogue. Exhibition : May, 2002
Installation. The Ides of March: ABC No Rio. (Catalogue). Exhibition: March 14-April 12, 2002.
Drawing. The Ides of March: ABC No Rio, 19. (Catalogue). Exhibition: March 3-24, 2000.
Drawings. Time Capsule, A Concise Encyclopedia by Women Artists. Introductions by Kathy Acker and Avital Ronell. Ed. Robin Kahn. New York: Creative Time in cooperation with SOS Inc., 1995, 138-139. Opening: March, 1995 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
 


Collections
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Bullough Foundation, Winchester, VA

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Colby Museum of Art, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, New York, NY

National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Texas State Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Private collections in the US, Europe, and Hong Kong. 
 


Education
2000       Ph.D., Art Theory and Criticism, Dept. of Art, New York University
1990       MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
1978       BA, Macalester College, Art and English Literature, St. Paul, MN

1976-77  Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing, Aix-en-Provence, France

 


Awards, Residencies, Visiting Artist

2024                     Tamarind Artist Residency, Albuquerque, NM

2022                     Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art

2018                     Visiting Artist, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2000, 98, 97         New York University GSO Travel Grant
1993-1995            New York University Graduate Assistant
1991-1992            Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, NYC

1987-1990            San Francisco Art Institute Tuition Fellowship

1988-1989            San Francisco Art Institute Teaching Assistantship