Josiah McElheny

Josiah McElheny: Paintings

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

September 10 - October 24, 2015

Blue Prism Painting V, 2015

Projection Painting I, 2015

The Past Was A Mirage I'd Left Far Behind, 2011-2012

The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown, 2007

The Alpine Cathedral and the City-Crown, 2007

Crystalline Landscape after Hablik and Luckhardt III, 2011 - 2012

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

January 26 – April 7, 2013

Model for a Film Set (The Light Spa at the Bottom of a Mine), 2008

The Light Club of Vizcaya - A Woman's Picture, 2012

Bruno Taut's Monument to Socialist Spirituality (After Mies van der Rohe), 2009

Bruno Taut on Mies van der Rohe (1922), i, 2009

"Chromatic Modernism (Yellow, Red, Blue)", 2008

Charlotte Perriand (and Carlos Scarpa), Red, 2009

"Aino Aalto (and Tapio Wirkkala), Yellow", 2009

if you lived here, you'd be home by now

Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

June 25 - December 18, 2011

Some thoughts about the abstract body

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

May 19 - June 30, 2012

Models for an abstract body (after McQueen), 2012

Walking Mirror 2, 2012

"From an Historical Anecdote about Fashion", 2000

The Club for Modern Fashions, 2013

Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction, 2012

Island Universe, 2008

Study for The Center Is Everywhere, 2012

Some Pictures of the Infinite, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2012

Verzelini's Acts of Faith (Glass from Paintings of the Life of Christ), 1996

Endless Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism, 2007

Twentieth Century Modernism, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, 2006

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Twentieth Century Modernism, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, 2006

The Metal Party: Reconstructing a Party held in Dessau on February 9, 1929, 2001

Josiah McElheny in Madison Square Park Spring 2017

November 29, 2016

Andrea Rosen Gallery is pleased to recognize Josiah McElheny's Prismatic Park, a major exhibition commissioned and organized by Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York on view from June 13 - October 8, 2017.

The outdoor exhibition will comprise three exquisite sculptures in painted wood and prismatic glass: minimal, almost architectural forms that will create new spaces within the Park for the creation of music, dance, and poetry: a curvilinear, translucent blue sound wall for experimental music; a circular, reflective green floor for vanguard dance; and a vaulted-roofed luminous red and yellow pavilion for poetry. Throughout the exhibition, three nonprofit art organizations based in New York - Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House - will "inhabit" the Park to realize new commissions. McElheny has also offered the participating artists a prompt to consider the Park not only for performances, but also for rehearsals or even impromptu workshops. When not occupied by the resident artists, the public will have access to the sculptures to view or to adopt as a framework for their own innovative use.

In recent years, various parks have been especially important as sites for political assertion, such as Gezi Park in Istanbul, Tahrir Square in Cairo, and Zuccotti Park in New York. McElheny takes impetus from the activism of recent years, but Prismatic Park reconceives this ferment as an idealistic, almost utopian concept for the shared responsibility towards a public site that still allots space for the highly individual, unique voice.


Josiah McElheny at the Columbus Museum of Art

On December 8th, join a conversation with Josiah McElheny, Professor Ron Green and curator Tyler Cann about McElheny's Three Screens for Looking at Abstraction at the Columbus Museum of Art. Tickets available here.

Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 

Josiah McElheny at the Whitney Museum of American Art

October 26, 2016

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art includes the work of Josiah McElheny. Organized by Chrissie Iles, the exhibition will be on view from October 26, 2016 through February 5, 2017.

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Josiah McElheny at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

September 13, 2016

Josiah McElheny is participating in a panel entitled "Lost Chapters of Modernism: Case Studies" at the Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the exhibition Dadaglobe Reconstructed. More information on the event can be found here.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019



Josiah McElheny performances at MAK, Vienna

May 11, 2016

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Josiah McElheny: The Ornament Museum, performances will be staged with the actress Susanne Sachsse in a dress reconstructed from a 1908 Emilie Louise Flöge design.


with Susanne Sachsse, Actress, Berlin
Tue, 17 May 2016, 7 p.m.
Tue, 13 Sept 2016, 7 p.m.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 6 p.m.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016, 5 p.m.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 7 p.m.

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010
Vienna, Austria

Josiah McElheny on Ellsworth Kelly at

April 27, 2016

Josiah McElheny has written a tribute to Ellsworth Kelly on

Josiah McElheny at MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna

April 26, 2016

Josiah McElheny's The Ornamental Museum will be on view at  MAK - Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna from April 27, 2016 - February 4, 2017. The artist has  designed a museum in the Museum and thus makes a direct reference to the extensive collections of the MAK.

For more information on the exhibition, please click here.


Joisah McElheny in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Artist Project

March 4, 2016

Josiah McElheny discusses a work by Horace Pippin for Season 5 of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Artist Project


November 20, 21, 22, 23
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings

An homage to Paul Scheerbart, brought to you by Josiah McElheny and friends.