Jonathan VanDyke lives and works in New York



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


Milton Avery Graduate School of Bard College


MFA in Sculpture


The Glasgow School of Art & The University of Glasgow, Scotland fellowship in studio art and the history of art





Some Were Caught Up, and Some Were Not, Loock Galerie, Berlin


TOPS Gallery, Memphis, TN


Self Evidence, performance, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, & Penn State University, PA


Solo Project, NADA New York


People like shapes, ideas like colors, colors like people, shapes like ideas, performance, Este Arte, Punta del Este, Uruguay


L blue N black I green M orange K violet, 1/9unosunove, Rome


Movements for Monoliths, performance, Storm King Sculpture Park, NY


abc berlin, solo project presented by Loock Galerie


Loock Galerie, Berlin


Oltre l’oblio, unosunove, Rome


The Painter of the Hole, Scaramouche, New York


Syrup of the Hand, Court Square Project Space, Long Island City, New York, curated by Daisy Nam


The Long Glance, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY


With One Hand Between Us, part of Performa 2011, NYC


The Irrigated Husband, fivesevendelle, Boston, MA


The Hole in the Palm of Your Hand, Scaramouche, NY


Gloved Impediment, HQ Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


What It Feels Like, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, NY


The Salon of the Covered Bride, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY


New Objects In Progress, University of Chicago, IL, Great Hall Gallery





2017|Where We Find Ourselves, Penn State Abingdon Art Gallery; and Open Lens Gallery at University of the Arts, Pennsylvania, curated by Jordan Rockford

2016|Syntagma, Parsons The New School, NY

|FACE TO FACE: International Emerging Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy

|Draw to Perform, Crow’s Nest Gallery, London

2015|Anxiously Attached, Essex Flowers, NYC

|39 x 17, La Mama Galleria, NYC

|Este Arte, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2014|Reception of Reception, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin

|Répétition Générale, 1/9unosunove, Rome

|Geometries of Intimacy, curated by Jess Wilcox & Clara Halpern, Abrons Art Center, NY

|Retrospective, Shandanken Residency Exhibition, NYC

2013|Playlist, National Academy Museum, New York

|NO NAME, On Stellar Rays, New York

|From Here to There, Stedman Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ

|The Road, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

|do it (outside), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and ICI, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY

2012|Coming After, curated by Jon Davies, The Power Plant, Toronto

|Painting Bitten by a Man: Jonathan VanDyke and Brian Kokoska, Vox Populi, Philadelphia

|Gli amori dificili, Scaramouche, NY

|Drawing from Performance, curated by Becky Kinder, 92Y Tribeca Galleries, NY

|Searching for a Character, Part 1, Agape Enterprise, Brooklyn, NY

2011|SubStainability, The Galleries at Texas State University

|Skowhegan Performs, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

|Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston

2010|Half a Self, a cave dweller, Project Space at the former St. Cecilia’s Convent, NY

|Lush Life, Y Gallery (part of a 9-gallery exhibition), NY

2009|Like A Moth to A Flame, The Exile, Berlin

|The Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis

|The Bushwick Biennial, Nurture Art and Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY

|I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood, Shepperd University Gallery, University of Nevada

|A Momentary Fantasy, curated by David Everitt Howe, Fruit and Flower Deli, NYC

2007|Weekend Without Make-Up, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, PS122 Gallery, NYC

|Artists Respond to Louise Nevelson [documentary with interview and images of recent work], as part of Louise Nevelson retrospective, The Jewish Museum, NYC

|Usufruct, Curated by Seth Nehil, Linfield College, Oregon

|Investigating Secret Psychological Spaces, [room-size, site-specific installation], Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, catalogue

2006|Frisbee, Circus Gallery, L.A.

|Casting Off: Gender Exploration Down South, IDKE 8 exhibition, Austin, TX

2005|2005 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition [major outdoor work], Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, catalogue

|Projects 05 [room-size installation], Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York

|The Traveling Prophecy Project, with Matthew Morgan, Galapagos Art Space, NY

2004|Connect the Dots, curated by David Dempewolf and Scott Rigby, Columbia University Galleries, NY

|The Warm Weather is Holding (room-size installation), Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, New York

|Strike 2, BaseKamp, Philadelphia

2002|Strike, curated by Gavin Wade, University of Wolverhampton, England





2011|Grant finalist, Creative Capital

2009|Artists & Communities grant, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

2007|Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Atlantic Center for the Arts

2005|Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2001|Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the City of Harrisburg, PA

1996|Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship for year-long study and travel





2016|Painters & Drag Queens, Lecture, Parsons The New School, NY

2015|Visiting Artist, CalArts, LA

|Self Evidence, Lecture/Performance, presented at Skowhegan Space, NY

|Self Evidence, Lecture/Performance, presented at Tyler University, Rome as part of I Martedi Critici

|Visiting Artist, The Corcoran School and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

2014|Visiting Artist in Residence, Krabbesholm Hojskole, Rome

|Visiting Artist, Graduate Program of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia

|Visiting Artist Lecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2013|Qwatz Residency Program, Rome

|“Coming Out and Going In: (Queer) Childhood in the Era of AIDS, Reagan, and the White Cube,” Presenting at 17 Lecture Series, New York; also presented at Parsons the New School, NY

|Visiting Artist, Krabbesholm Academy of Art, Denmark

2012|Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

2011|Mildred’s Lane, Pennsylvania, Order of the Third Bird Residency

|Panelist, “Tree Time,” with PearlDamour, The Kitchen, NYC

2009|Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts, Artists & Communities Fellow in York, Pennsylvania, in residence at William Penn Performing Arts Institute

2007|Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Mentorship with artist Paul Pfeiffer

|Visiting Artist in Residence, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL

2006/07|Special Faculty in Cultural Studies, The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies, Pittsburgh, PA

2006|Visiting Faculty Fellow, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago





2015|“Jonathan VanDyke on Paul Mpagi Sepuya,” Just Six Degrees

2014|“Jonathan VanDyke on Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay,” uncompromising tang

2013|Contributing artist, Pocket Notes, Issue 2

2012|“Julianne Swartz,” essay in retrospective catalogue How Deep is Your, published by Scottsdale Museum of Art and deCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden

2011|“The Long Glance,” essay in Switch On, the online magazine of The Power Plant, Toronto

2009|Gloved Impediment, Artist’s Project for Drain Magazine

2007|“Looking At Art in a Time of War,” Governor’s School Journal, University of Pittsburgh

2005|“Keep the Link: A Discussion Between Julianne Swartz and Jonathan VanDyke,” FO_A_RM, NY

2005|“Surface Tension,” (photographs + text), Shifter magazine, New York

2000|“Grace Hartigan Interviewed by Jonathan VanDyke,” exhibition catalog, Susquehanna Art Museum