Simone Subal Gallery

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Born 1983
Lives and Works New York


Master of Fine Art
2010 Columbia University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Art
2006 University of Hartford Art School, CT


2018 Windgate Fellowship, SUNY Purchase, NY
2013/2014 Alice C. Cole Fellowship, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2010/2011 Fountainhead Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2009 The Southern Loop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2008 VIAR Fellowship, Columbia University School of Arts, New York, NY
2007 The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2007 International Sculpture Center Swiss Residency/ Fellowship, Luzern, Switzerland


2016 Shifting Foundation Grant, Shifting Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Visual Arts Sea Grant, Awarded by the Connecticut Sea Grant Foundation
2013 Oscar Williams and Gene Derwood Grant, Awarded by the New York City Community Trust, New York, NY
2012 Step Up Grant, Real Art Ways Gallery, Hartford, CT
2008 Individual Artists Grant, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
2007 International Sculpture Center Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, awarded by Sculpture magazine
2007 Estelle Hartman Sculpture Prize, The Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT

Selected Exhibitions

, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Glass Age,
Helena Anrather, New York, NY
Room Temperature
, The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase, NY

Liste with Simone Subal Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

redirecting, Simone Subal Gallery (solo), New York, NY
The public sphere, Green Farm project, NY

late morning early spring, Simone Subal Gallery (solo), New York, NY
Frieze New York, with Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

There is No Fact of the Matter as to Whether or Not P , 247365, New York, NY

Public Sector (solo), Simone Subal Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
Dunnage (solo), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
The machine in the ghost (solo), Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Sunny in the furnace (with Aki Sasamoto), The Kitchen, New York, NY

On the beach (solo), Real Art Ways Gallery, Hartford, CT Cats vs. Dogs, Soloway Gallery, New York, NY Scalene evidence, Hans Weiss Gallery, Manchester, CT
NADA Miami Beach, With Simone Subal Gallery, Miami, FL
Cats vs. Dogs, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Centripetal March (with Aki Sasamoto), Chocolate Factory Theater, New York, NY
It’s When It’s Gone That You Really Notice It, Simone Subal Gallery, NY
Kinds of Light (solo), Second Guest Projects, New York, NY
What if I take my problem to the United Nations, Curator Tim Campbell, Porch Projects, Washington, DC

The Passenger Position (solo), Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
Homo duplex (solo), Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
A Failed Entertainment, Virginia Commonwealth University Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA
A Failed Entertainment, Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Curated by Anthony Huberman, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY
A Failed Entertainment, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
B-Sides, ‘6/8 Months’ Project Space, New York, NY
Yet Another Roadside Attraction, Richmond, VA

Ekwurtzel/Lawless, Catalogue Gallery, Hartford, CT
Columbia University First Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Gallery, New York, NY

There Is No Synonym For Hope, Smack Mellon, New York, NY
asNexus , Nexus Foundation for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Speak to Me: Connecticut Biennial, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Solid Gold, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Deep in the Heart of Southie, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Shadow Show, Real Art Ways Gallery, Hartford, CT


Wellesley College, November 2013
University of Connecticut, Marine and Fisheries studies at Avery Point, October 2013
Real Art Ways, Hartford Connecticut, September 2013
Maine College of Art, March 2013
Connecticut College, as Sherman Fairchild Visiting Artist, Spring 2013
University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 2012
Tufts University, February 2012
Connecticut College, October 2011
University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 2011
Virginia Commonwealth University, March 2011


Gopnik, Blake, “For Sam Ekwurtzel, Cement Board is the New Canvas”, Artnet News, October 2016
Halle, Howard, “The top five New York art shows this week”, Time Out New York, Print, May 2014
Gopnik, Blake, “Sam Ekwurtzel and the framing of flaws”, Artinfo News, May 2014
Seibert, Brian, “Stilts aren’t the only way to rise above it all”, New York Times, March 2014
Bao, Quang. “On the beach”, Catalog essay, Published by Real Art Ways, February 2014
Dunne, Susan. “Sam Ekwurtzel: On the beach, at Real Art Ways”, Hartford Courant, May 14, 2013
Keo, Joe. “Meidation not meditation: a conversation with artist Sam Ekwurtzel”, CTArtlist, September 19, 2013
Heinrich, Will. “Its when its gone that you really notice it”, GalleristNY, December 11, 2012
Gottleib, Akiva. “The Infinite Wallace,” The National, February 13, 2010.
Tang, Lucy. “A Failed Entertainment,” The New Yorker, February 2, 2010.
Clemente, Sara. “Jest Reigns at LeRoy Neiman’” Columbia Spectator, February 2010.
Hagberg, Eva. “Behind the Scenes of A Failed Entertainment,” Flavorpill, January 2010.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Art that Walks A Fine Line Between Reality and Illusion”. The New York Times  Sunday January 6th, 2008.
McKinniss, Sam. “A Grand Opening In Parkville”. The Hartford Advocate. October 11th, 2007.
Ekwurtzel, Sam. “Artist In Residence Review” Sculpture Magazine. November 2007.
“2006 Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards,” Sculpture Magazine, October 2006.