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Bryan Zanisnik

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Union, NJ

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY








2009 M.F.A. Hunter College

2008 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2001 B.A. Drew University

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Brass Arms Upper Eyelid, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Open Brain Case and Forceps, Marginal Utility, Philadelphia, PA

Full Dinner Pail, Galeria On, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

2009 Dry Bones Can Harm No Man, Horton Gallery (Sunday L.E.S.), New York, NY

Atomic Burger Flipper, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2007 80 Year War, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2006 Washington Crossing the Meadowlands, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 You are Free, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

Shift Mindsets, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

Fighting Kissing Dancing, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Not the Way You Remembered, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Objects of Devotion and Desire, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010 Fighting Kissing Dancing, De La Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

NADA Art Fair, with Y Gallery, Miami, FL

Mediations Biennale 2010, Poznan, Poland

Beside Himself: Exhibiting Male Anxiety, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR

In.flec.tion, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2009 That’s All Folks, Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium

My Gay Uncle, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

Haffner, Porcella, Zanisnik, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

Young Curators, New Ideas II, P.P.O.W., New York, NY

New Insight, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

T.error – Your Fear is an External Object, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, NY

2008 T.error – Your Fear is an External Object, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

MetroPoles, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

Picturing America, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Corpus Kinetics, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

This Land is Your Land, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Sprawl, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Aïeules, Galerie RDV, Nantes, France

2007 Red Badge of Courage, National Newark Building, Newark, NJ

First Look II, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Scodown, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Good Morning City Noise, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

2006 Watch It, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

The Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Emerge 7, Aljira, Newark, NJ

60 Seconds of Play, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Drop, Exit Art, New York, NY

High Roads & Low Roads, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2005 Multiplex, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

I Am 5, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY

True Mirror, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

Video Salon, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

2004 In/Out, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Underexposed 6, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

The Mouth Breathers, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Food For Thought, Sumei Arts Center, Newark, NJ

Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY

Screenings and Peformances

2010 Now Playing, PS1/MoMA, Queens, NY

Trixie, Brut Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Kim Kino, Riga International Film Forum, Riga, Latvia

Art in Odd Places, New York, NY

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Domestico, Y Gallery, New York, NY

#Class, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

You are Free, Tape Club, Berlin, Germany

Crash-Crush, Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, France

2009 Seven Easy Steps, Horton Gallery (Sunday L.E.S.), New York, NY

Crash-Crush, Todaysart Festival, The Hague, the Netherlands

Hollow Man Levitate, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Lost & Found, Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Videospace, Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

2008 HVCCA Auction, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY

Salad Days III, Artists Space, New York, NY

Performance Laboratory, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

Unfurl Me, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

2007 BoundLES, University Settlement, New York, NY

George Kuchar and Bryan Zanisnik, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

For the Fun of It, EFA Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Spark Video, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

60 Seconds of Play, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

New Media/New Work (CAA), Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA

2005 Teknikunst Film Festival, Kaleide Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

This Insane World, California State University, Northridge, CA

Awards and Residencies

2011 Artist in Residence, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

2010 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program

Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Artist in Residence, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Artist in Residence, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

2008 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2007 Art Omi International Artists Residency

Artist Fellowship, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Graf Travel Grant, Hunter College

2005 Emerge Fellowship, Aljira

Artist Grant, Puffin Foundation

Selected Bibliography

2011 Objects of Devotion and Desire, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY (catalogue)

Amanda Schmitt, "Featured Artist: Bryan Zanisnik," Artcards Review, January 21, 2011 [Link]

Natalie Hegert, "Agitation, Aggression, Compulsion, Regression," Artslant, January 16, 2011 [Link]

Jess Wilcox, "Artist's Space: Bryan Zanisnik," ...Might Be Good, Issue 160, January 7, 2011 [Link]

2010 Ruijun Shen, "Bryan Zanisnik," City Pictorial China, Issue 266, October, 2010, p. 48 - 51 [Link]

Mediations Biennale: Accompanying Programme, Poznan, Poland (catalogue)

Jordan Bartel, "Whartscape Artists Pick Their Faves," The Baltimore Sun, July 22, 2010, p. bfreedaily-19 [Link]

Kate Stone Lombardi, "13 Artists, and Just as Many Themes," The New York Times, July 11, 2010, p. WE-9 [Link]

Brion Nuda Rosch, "Re: Response (Part Two)," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Blog, July 9, 2010 [Link]

Sarah LaDuke, "HVCCA - in.flec.tion," WAMC / NPR, March 30, 2010 [Link]

David Duncan, "Bryan Zanisnik at Sunday L.E.S.," Art in America, January, 2010, p. 118 - 119 [Link]

In.flec.tion, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (catalogue)

That’s All Folks, Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium (catalogue)

2009 Joseph R. Wolin, "Critic's Pick,", November 3, 2009 [Link]

Ernest Loesser, "Artist Bryan Zanisnik: The Heeb Interview," Heeb Magazine, October 29, 2009 [Link]

Kim Levin, "Young Curators, New Ideas II," ARTnews, October 2009, p. 124 [Link]

Joseph R. Wolin, "Young Curators, New Ideas II," Time Out New York, Issue 725, August 20 - 26, 2009, p. 40 [Link]

Don Porcella, "Don Porcella Interviews Bryan Zanisnik," Culture Strike, Summer 2009, [Link]

Charlie Schultz, “Separate But Equal,” Artslant, August 16, 2009 [Link]

Roos van der Lint, "De spaghetti-eters," Kunstbeeld, August 14, 2009 [Link]

Lily Rose, "Previews August 6," Whitewall Magazine, August 6, 2009 [Link]

Yaelle Amir, "Fight the Pasta," Artslant, July 24, 2009 [Link]

Atomic Burger Flipper: Bryan Zanisnik, Gup Magazine, Issue 19, Spring 2009 [Link]

Evelyn Austin, “Lost & Found in de Waag: Film in de 21ste eeuw,” Cut-Up Magazine, Issue 46, April 2009 [Link]

Joyce Youmans, "Play: A Group Show at Spruill Gallery," Burn Away, April 1, 2009, [Link]

2008 Mary Logan Barmeyer, “Corpus Kinetics,” Paper Magazine, July 3, 2008 [Link]

Martin Bromirski, "Bryan Zanisnik...Plus," Anaba, May 29, 2008, [Link]

James Yood, "This Land is Your Land at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago," Art on Paper, May/June 2008, p. 86 - 87

Carrie Ruckel, “The Museum of Contemporary Photography: This Land is Your Land,” Chicago Access Network Television, Winter 2008 [Link]

Sprawl, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (catalogue)

Robert Knafo, “Bryan Zanisnik: Studio Visit,”, Winter 2008 [Link]

2007 Joyce Manalo, "Ukraine in the Brain," Brooklyn Art Project, December 5, 2007 [Link]

James Wagner, "Bryan Zanisnik @ Priska Juschka,", October 19, 2007 [Link]

Martin Bromirski, "Bryan Zanisnik," Anaba, October 12, 2007, [Link]

Critics' Pick, New York Magazine, October 1, 2007, p. 98 [Link]

Jennifer Melick, “Marsh Madness,” NJ Monthly, August 2007, p. 84 [Link]

Yaelle Amir, “Studio Visit: Bryan Zanisnik,” Whitehot Magazine, Number 4, Summer 2007 [Link]

Georgette Gouveia, “Modern Muses,” The Journal News, April 5, 2007, p. 1D [Link]

Catherine Spaeth, "Giving New Artists a Place to Be Noticed," The New York Times, February 25, 2007, p. WE-8 [Link]

2006 Jill P. Capuzzo, "Reframing New Jersey," The New York Times, October 8, 2006, p. NJ-12 [Link]

Mitchell Seidel, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Jersey,” The Star-Ledger, October 6, 2006, p. 23 [Link]

Contingencies of the Real, Renee Vara Fine Arts, New York, NY (catalogue)

Benjamin Genocchio, "Tristate Talent Search Hits a High Note," The New York Times, August 6, 2006, p. NJ-10 [Link]

Mary Birmingham, "On a Thought Voyage," The Jersey Journal, June 30, 2006, p. 24 [Link]

High Roads & Low Roads, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL (catalogue)

2005 Benjamin Genocchio, "Searching for an Identity in Newark," The New York Times, March 20, 2005, p. NJ-10 [Link]

2003 Micaela Giovannotti, “Dumbo Art Under the Bridge,” Tema Celeste, Number 95, January – February 2003, p. 113 [Link]

Teaching and Lectures


Visiting Scholar, The Steinhardt School, New York University, New York, NY

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

2010 Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

The Gallatin School, New York University, New York, NY

Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2009 Suny Purchase, Purchase, NY

Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2008 Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2007 Drew University, Madison, NJ

Long Island University, Long Island, NY

New York Studio Program, New York, NY

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2006 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Drew University, Madison, NJ
Recent Exhibits

Bryan Zanisnik participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Skull Crusher 1964
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Jan, 2016 Philip Roth Presidential Library
Locust Projects
Sep, 2015 ProjectSpace: New Photographs & Video
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Sep, 2015 Tele-novela
Oct, 2014 Crossing Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Sep, 2014 The Passenger
Aspect Ratio
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