contact: joenanashe(at)

instagram: @joenanashe


represented by: Victori + Mo Gallery, New York


M.F.A.   Visual Arts; MGSA, Rutgers University


B.F.A.   Studio Art, University of Akron



Solo Exhibitions


2019     Composition in White and Green (a small plot of land), LMAK Gallery, New York, NY

             Comfort Zone, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

             Somewhere, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY (*two-person)


2016     American Vanitas, Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, NY


2015     Color Field Painting Studies I, II, III, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY

             Dirty Words, Victori + Mo, New York, NY (*two-person)


2014     Joe, Marietta College, Marietta, OH


2008     Joe (A Self-Portrait), Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NY


2006     Untitled Performance (Shock and Awe), Three Rivers, Norwich, CT


2005     Noun / Verb, Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ


2003     Fireflies, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH


2002     Walking Loops, Gallery 129, Akron, OH



Group Exhibitions


2020     Art Off-Screen, various physical locations, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch for


2019     Summer Longing Never Ends, LMAKbook+design, New York, NY

             Text, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

             Quid Bro Quo Volume II, Fresh Window, Brookyln, NY

             I Am My Body, I Am My Memory, Officine Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy


2018     Summer of Love, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

             Faculty Exhibition, Kean University, Union, NJ

             2005, Philadelphia, PA

             Defining, The Art of Change, The Center for Contemporary Political Art,  Washington DC


2017     All the Right Moves, Kieznle Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany

             Laughing in the Face of…, Grabovo Biennial, The Museum House of Humor and  Satire, Grabovo, Bulgaria

             Old Glory, Mulherin New York, New York, NY

             Idols and Impossible Structures, New Prints Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

             The Video Show, RVCC Art Gallery, Branchburg, NJ


2016     Solitary Refinement, NYFA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Dirtier Words, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD

             Personality Test, Mikhail Zahkin Gallery, Demarest, NJ


2015     Потреблять, Coexistence Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

             If These Walls Could Talk, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

             Dinner for Breakfast, Victori + Mo Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

             Maker’s Mark, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY (Penn State, PA 2016)

             Hope Dreams, Fresh Window, Brooklyn, NY

             Sweet Sensations, The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


2014     Leaps Into the Void: Shamanism, Meditation, Transcendence, Oblivion, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY

             From the Land of Everywhere, Victori Contemporary, New York, NY

             Read the Review, Skip the Show, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD


2013     Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY

             Transmissions, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

             F is for Real, Studio 109, Brooklyn, NY

             A Picnic and Smokes, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY

             Cocktails and Dreams II, Airplane, Brooklyn, NY


2012     The Fourth Dimension, Studio 109, Brooklyn, NY

             All Together Now, The Coin Locker, Brooklyn, NY


2011      ABC123, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

             Maximum Perception, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Flag Day, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

             Can’t Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

             Put Your Back Into It, BOS 2011, Brooklyn, NY

             Getting Closer, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

             Art:Film, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

             Trampolim, Galeria Homero Massena, Vitória, Brasil


2010     Off the Strip, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV

             Cocktails and Dreams, The Laundromat, Brooklyn, NY

             Inaugural Exhibition (Performances), St. Nick’s Alliance, Brooklyn, NY


2009     Low Lives, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

             Look At Me Look At Me (DON’T YOU F**CKING LOOK AT ME!), Brooklyn, NY

             You Are Dead to Me, Eyelevel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2008     Virtual Body, Non Grata, Tallinn, Estonia

             All I Wanted Was a Pepsi, West Germany Gallery, Berlin, Germany

             Come Out & Play, Apexart, New York, NY

             Extra Virgin, Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA

             17 Days, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


2007     Yummy, Nexus Foundation for Art, Philadelphia, PA

             Ritual and Repetition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI



Film Festivals / Screenings


2013     As the Eye is Formed, Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

             Transient Visions Festival, Johnson City, NY


2010     Date with Deceit, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Drift, Little Wing Performance Space, Santa Fe, NM


2009     Boston Underground Film Festival

             Video Forum, Palmetto AIR, Brooklyn, NY


2008     New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

             Fantasia International Festival de Film, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

             Boston Underground Film Festival


2007     Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Casino Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland

             Chicago Underground Film Festival

             Fear Revere, Pioneer Theater, New York, NY

             Summer Shorts Online 2007, Independent Film Channel,

             Rooftop TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, NY


2006     Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Casino Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland

             Chicago Underground Film Festival

             Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Open Space, Victoria, BC, Canada

             Rooftop Films, Brooklyn, NY

             Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada

             PDX Film Festival, Guild Theater, Portland, OR

             New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

             Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada


2005     Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Casino Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland

             Chicago Underground Film Festival

             G-Niale 7, Garage 2005, Stralsund, Germany

             Videologia, Volgograd International Festival of Video Art, Volgograd, Russia

             SEH TANK Presents, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

             Rotterdam VHS Festival #9, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, Netherlands



Art Fairs


2017     American/Woman, Mulherin New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY


2016     Volta Video Wall, Volta Art Fair, Pier 90, New York, NY


2015     Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, NY


2014     Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

             Emerge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC

             Scope, Basel, Switzerland

             Art Wynwood, Miami, FL


2013     Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

             NYCxDesign 2013, The Time Out Apartment, Time Out New York


2009     NY Art Book Fair, P.S.1, Queens, NY


2007     CinemaScope, Scope, Lincoln Center, New York, NY





2019     “Somewhere,” catalogue, published by Nick Lawrence, Arts+Leisure Gallery, New York, NY


2018     “Summer of Love,” catalogue, published by Nick Lawrence, Freight+Volume, New York, NY


2017     “The Messy, DIY Aesthetic of the Spring/Break Art Show,” Hrag Vartanian,   Hyperallergic, March 6, 2017

             “F---ed”: All the Political Art at Armory Week 2017, from Calls to Action to Cries of Dismay, Stephanie Eckardt, W Magazine, March 3, 2017


2016     “Reviews in Brief,” Scott Indrisek, Modern Painters Magazine, Winter 2016 / 2017

             “Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows,” Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic,   December 23, 2017

             “5 Can’t Miss Gallery Shows in New York City,” Scott Indrisek, Blouin Artinfo,   September 14, 2016

             “Conceptual Aritst Explores Contemporary American Culture with a Little Irony:   an Interview with Joe Nanashe,”

             “America, the Deflated Banana: Joe Nanashe’s American Vanitas,”    Luisa Rollenhagen, Bedford and Bowery, August 11, 2016

             “A Patriotic Art-Lover’s Guide: Celebrate Art on the 4th of July” Camila Ferreira,   Art Zealous, July 1

             “Lick Me, Suck Me, Rub Me, Obscenity in Art,” Bmore Art, April 4, 2016


2015     “Dirty Words” Probes Real Issues through Classroom Antics,” K. Sundberg, Artsy  Editorial, June 29, 2015

             “Why All of That Instagram Food Porn Is Taken from Above,” Edith Young,  Munchies, Vice Magazine, March 18

             “A Premium Over Words at Jim Kempner Fine Art,” Oscar Laluyan, Arte Fuse  Magazine, 2/16/15


2014     “Joe Nanashe’s Minimalist Altar at “Leaps Into the Void””, Scott Indrisek,   Art Info, 18/06/14

             “Explorations into Americana, and Cheese: The Works of Joe Nanashe,”  Artsy Editorial, June 18, 2014

             “Summer Gallery Focus 2014- New York Art” Jennifer Eberhart,  July 11

             “New York Gallery Beat: Offbeat Summer Group Shows,” Artnet News, July 16

             “Leaps into the Void: A New Group Exhibition at Garis and Hahn,” Douglas  Turner, The Architecture of Tomorrow, June 29, 2014

             “Leaps into the Void: Group Show at Garis and Hahn Gallery,” Daniel Gauss,  Arte Fuse, 06/22/14

             “Transient Visions Film Fest Celebrates the Moving Image, Brings  International  Talent to Johnson City,” Felicia Waynesboro, Triple Cities Carousel,  October 2014

             “Read the review, skip the recap and the show at Guest Spot,” Maura Callahan,  Baltimore City Paper, October 15, 2014

             “Image Not Found.” Ryan Syrell, Bmore Art, October 30, 2014

             “Top 10 Visual Art of 2014,” Baltimore City Paper

             “Miami Day 2: Aqua Art Miami,” Pat Rogers, Hamptons Art Hub, Dec 5, 2014

             “Artists’ Choice: The Best Shows of 2014, Part II,” Scott Indrisek, Blouin Artinfo,  Dec. 30, 2014


2013     Aqua Art Miami Preview, Carolina del Busto, Miami New Times, Dec. 5 2013

             “Art in the Hamptons,” Grace Moon, Velvet Park, May 30

             “Breaking Limits With Video Art,” Michelle Trauring, The Southhampton Press,  March 18

             “Art Picks,” Paul D’ Agostino, L Magazine, Jan 31

             Carl Gunhouse, We Don’t Owe You a Thing, vol. 1

             “Super Bowl Sunday in Bushwick: Top 5 Places to Go,” Katarina Hybenova,  Bushwick Daily, 2.1.2013

             “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch,” Paul D’Agostino, L Magazine, January 2


2011     “Art Commentary, ABC123 at Firestone Gallery,” Marion W. Weiss, Dan’s    Papers, East Hamptons, Issue 7, May 6

             “Interview w/Curator Joe Nanashe @ Laundromat in Bushwick, Brooklyn,”  Alan Lupiani, ArtBlogNYC, April 5

             “The Agenda: March 30 – April 5,” Scott Indrisek, ARTINFO, March 30

             “2x4: Four Artists Visit Bushwick’s Laundromat,” Andrew Russeth,   16 Miles of String, March 31

             “2x4 Exhibit Comes to Bushwick,” McCarton Ackerman, Greenpoint Gazette,  March 31

             “Thoughts & Photos from the 2011 Maximum Perception Performance Festival,”  Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, January 21


2010     “Peripheral Vision,” Jenessa Kenway, Las Vegas City Life, Thursday, Oct. 21