Education

2004 MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2002 BFA, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
 

Solo / Two Person Exhibitions

2013
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA*

2011
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA*

2010
DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY*
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2008
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2007
Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Josh Azzarella: 4 Programs. UNLV Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2016
Verb List, E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY
For The Record…, Culver Center for the Arts, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Brick Moon, FJORD, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Proof, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Coded Image: New Media and Mediated Images, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2014
Momentum: An Experiment in the Unexpected, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Look at me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2013      
I See You, Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, MI
Collapse, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Memphis Social, Multiple Locations, Memphis, TN

2012        
The Day on Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tn.
Vis a Vis, Curated by Caryn Coleman, The House of Yes, Brooklyn, NY
Split Moment, University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA*
Render: New Constructions in Video Art, California Museum of Photography, Univ. of California Riverside, CA

2011    
Documentary Fiction, Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT
Re-framing Terrorism, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Loft in the Red Zone, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Open, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA    

2010    
Cue: Artists Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada *    
Never Records, No Longer Empty, New York, NY
Fear of Flying, Christopher West Presents, Indianapolis, IN
Partisan, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
<METADATAPHILE>: The Collapse of Visual Information, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA *
The Popular Reaction to September 11: A Cultural Laboratory, Golden Age, Chicago, IL

2009    
UltraSonic IV, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Embedded Art: Art in the Name of Security, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Paradox Now, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers, Camden, NJ

2008    
Art in the Age of Uncertainty, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
Say Goodbye To..., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Decline,The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Walsh Museum, Fairfield University, CT
The Terrible Twos: Lawrimore Project Biennial, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Cancelled, Erased, Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Speaking to the Unspeakable, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007    
Noorderzon, Groningen, Netherlands
Crash. Pause. Rewind. Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ *  

2006    
Home: Living With Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Some Things Which Are Funny and Some Things Which Are Quite Serious, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
Coming Home, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH
New Images, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Activating The Medium, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Activating The Medium, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
New Media / New Work, New Media Caucus of the College Art Association, Boston, MA
Crash. Pause. Rewind. Western Bridge, Seattle, WA *

2005    
Disputed Territories, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
1st Year Out, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
New Jersey Fine Art Annual, Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, Montclair, NJ
Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece
Digital Visions, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2004    
The Odds, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ
Dimensions, Shane House Gallery, Tucson AZ
Group Exhibition, New Screen Broadcasting, FL
1800 Frames, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ
First Look, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
* = Catalogue

 
Bibliography

2017
Sentilles, Sarah. Draw Your Weapons. Random House

2016
Maust, Erica. Brick Moon. Title Magazine, June 17th
Kajema, Estere. Art as a Simulation: Nothing New. Arterritory, March 3. 

2015
Goodman, Vivian. Can a camera lie? "Proof" at the Akron Art Museum. WKSU Radio, October 15.
Grave, Romanov. Three Curators, One Office Visit. Romanov Grave, April 23.

2014
Simon, Joshua. Shockwork: The Selfie And The Labour of the Overqualified. ICA UK Journal, Summer
Bowen, Jonathan (Ed.). Electronic Visualization in Arts and Culture. Springer
Artsy Editorial, Five Video Artists to Watch at Mark Moore Gallery. Artsy, June 19
Heller et. al. Look at me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present. Exhibition Catalog

2013        
Best Artists List for 2013, Whitehot Magazine Critics Picks Part 1. Whitehot Magazine, September
Nys Dambrot, Shana. Josh Azzarella: Untitled #160 (Balcombe). Whitehot Magazine, September
Parkinson, David. This Week in Cinema: Week 5: Beatles, Insomnia and Murder. Movie Mail, January 28
Nader, Zach. A Conversation with Josh Azzarella. Lay Flat, January 14

2012        
Haddad, Emmanuel. Les terroristes, des artistes (presque) comme les autres. Slate, November 30.
Coleman, Caryn. Josh Azzarella: Duration and the Wizard of Oz. Hatched / Nitehawk Cinema, May 2.
Johnson, Paddy. The Snail Survives: Highlights from the Moving Image Fair. Art Fag City, March 11.
Chayka, Kyle. Moving Image, New York's Video Fair, Returns ... ARTINFO.com, March 8.
Campos, Leslie. Performance plays in ‘Split Moment’. Daily 49er, January 29.

2011        
Smith, Jill. Loft in The Red Zone Review. NY Arts Magazine, September 23.
Gortemiller, Maury. Josh Azzarella. Humble Arts Foundation, September 19.
Lester, Paul. Lessons from Memory. Visual Communication Quarterly, Volume 18, Issue 3.
Mcallister, Matt. St. Lawrence University revisits 9/11... Watertown Daily Times, September 12.
Moret, A. Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011 at Mark Moore Gallery. Art LTD., July.
Frank, Peter. X-Rays, iPigs & Ann Landers. The Huffington Post, May 13,.
Lee, Sasha. Mark Moore Gallery Wraps up Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011. Daily Serving, May 9.
For Real?. SVA Visual Arts Journal, Spring.

2010        
Jordan, Jay. A First Hand Report from Art Chicago. Hyperallergic, May 12.
Grossman, Dan. Fear of Flying. NUVO, March 31.
Aletti, Vince. Art: Goings on About Town. The New Yorker, March 12.
Lee, Sasha. Recognize This Scene?. Beautiful Decay, February 12.
Stanton, Chris. Preview: Kim Rugg and Josh Azzarella at Mark Moore Gallery. Daily duJour, February 11.
Nys Dambrot, Shana. Art Cinema: The world Beyond YouTube. Flavorwire, January 21.

2009
Slome, Manon. The Aesthetics of Terror (part 1). Art Lies, Issue 62, Summer
Brook, Peter.  Redacting Violence: The Photo-Manipulations of Josh Azzarella. Prison Photography, Nov. 5.
Nguyen, Annie. Josh Azzarella: Thrilless ‘Thriller’. Et/Al Magazine, October 9.
Laster, Paul. Josh Azzarella: Taking the Thrill out of Thriller. Flavorwire, October 8.
Cudlin, Jeffry. I moon-walked with a zombie. Hatchets and Skewers, October 1.
Wagley, Catherine. Ultrasonic IV at Mark Moore. Daily Serving, September 25.
Ellis, Kianga M. Josh Azzarella Instress: The Funk of 40,000 Years. The Instress of Art, September 17.
Pearse, Emma, ed. Josh Azzarella at DCKT Contemporary. New York Magazine, September 14.
Lee, Sasha. Fresh Perspectives. Beautiful Decay, August 27.
O'Sullivan, Michael. Blurring the Line Between Art and Truth. The Washington Post, August 7.
Graves, Jen. The Abu Ghraib Photographs, Five Years On. The Stranger, March 23.
Ritchie, Abraham. Josh Azzarella and the 20 the Anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Art Slant, June 4.
Collecting Atrocities. Carefully Aimed Darts, March 26.
Schmerzmaschinen. Die Aktion, February
Slome, Manon. The Aesthetics of Terror. Exhibition Catalog

2008
Tupko, Michelle. Portrait of the Artist: Josh Azzarella. Newcity Art, November 17.
Ritchie, Abraham. Modified History. ArtSlant, November 17.
Lund, Karsten. Art: Josh Azzarella. Flavorpill Chicago, November 11.
Stoilas, Helen. Terrorism Exhibition Cancelled. The Art Newspaper, November
Artner, Alan. Images Take on Haunting New Life. The Chicago Tribune, October 31.
New York Museum Cancels Terror Exhibition After Controversy. Fox News, September 30.
Tillitt, Scott. Altered States. Photo District News (PDN), September 2.
Art: Goings on About Town. The New Yorker, May 19.
Morgenthau, Josh. Fresh Kills + Josh Azzarella. The Brooklyn Rail, May
Davis, Ben. Josh Azzarella: Gone Missing. The Village Voice, April 15.
Dannatt, Adrian.What’s Missing From This Picture?. The Art Newspaper, April
Cyphers-Wright, Jeffrey. Ring Around the New Museum District. Chelsea Now, May 9.
Reverend Jen. Diary of an Art Star. ArtNet Magazine, April
Hackett, Regina. What To Make of A Diminished Thing. Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 26.
Robison, Walter. Artnet News. Artnet.com, March 19.

2007
Bischoff, Dan. Provocative Rutgers Exhibit Brings Out the Falseness of Image-Making. Star Ledger, Sep.13.
Strosnider, Luke. Seattle: Lawrimore Project. Touching Harms the Art, March 6.
Bryant, Elizabeth. This Month in Seattle: Some Notes. Art Dish, March 4.
Barnes, Nancy. Taking Risks in Ridgefield. ArtNews, January 

2004
Velasco, David. Scene and Herd. Artforum.com, December 12.
Tyson, Josh. Review: Some Things Which are Funny... Time Out Chicago, August
Graves, Jen. Say It Isn't So. The Stranger, January 26 - February 1 

2005
Ng, Moses. Digital Visions: 2005. University of British Columbia, ed. Sylvia Borda


Scholarly Citations

2014
Bowen, Jonathan (Ed.). Electronic Visualization in Arts and Culture. Springer
Macneill, Paul (Ed.), Ethics and the Arts. Springer Zydorowicz, Jacek.
Dangerous liaisons of terrorism and religion in the perspective of visual culture. The Polish National Programme for the Development of Humanities

2013
Downey, Anthony. Art and Politics Now. Thames and Hudson
van Haaften-Schick, Lauren. Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures. Half Letter Press

2012
Apel, Dora. War Culture and the Contest of Images. Rutgers University Press
Sentilles, Sarah. Art, Religion, and Torture: Constructing an Ethical Response.... Portland Center for Public Humanities

2010
Kaplan, Zachary. The Popular Reaction to September 11: A Cultural Laboratory. Chicago, IL.
Hannum, Terrance. King of Pop is Dead. Long Live Death. Columbia College Newsletter, Spring.
Poissant,  Louise. et. al. Ensemble Ailleurs / Together Elsewhere. Presses de l'Université du Québec
Sentilles, Sarah. Just Looking: Theological Language, Ethics, and Photographs of Violence. Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
 

Artist Lectures / Panel Discussions

2015
Proof, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Pacific Northwest College of At, Portland, OR
Reed College, Portland, OR

2013
Collapse, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
CAA Panel: Film as a Social Art: contemporary moving images and social practice. 

2012    
Pratt, New York, NY

2010    
Conversation and Screening: David LaChapelle and Josh Azzarella, LACMA, Los Angels, CA
Independent Curators International, DCKT, New York, NY

2009    
Castleton State College, VT

2008    
Independent Curators International, New York, NY Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2007    
Myers School of Art, University of Akron  
   
Grants and Awards

2006    
Emerging Artist Award, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

2003    
Fassbender Award for Excellence in Photography  


Public Collections

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), San Francisco, CA
Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY
The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL