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Barb Choit

Born Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada and New York, USA.

Education
Master of Arts: Modern Art and Curatorial Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts: Visual Arts/Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
Exchange: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

One and Two Person Exhibitions

2016
Pronk Boutique, Macaulay & Co Fine Art, Vancouver, BC

2015
Pronk, Rawson Projects, New York, NY.
Shoes and Purses, Erica Baum and Barb Choit, Rawson Projects, New York, NY

2014
Bautzner 69 Façade Fade 960 Hours, Tech Green, bautzner69, Dresden, Germany
Originals, Copies, and Fades, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012
744 Hr Photo & TANNING, Rawson Projects, Brooklyn NY
Fade Diary, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2011
I ♥ My Attitude Collection: The Store. Solo project at New Art Dealer Alliance Miami Beach, Miami Fl. Traveled to Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn New York.

2009
Nagel Fades, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Permutations: Barb Choit and Sylvain Sailly, Blanket Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Lee Plested.
The Division Museum of Cermics and Glassware presents “Tea Symposium in Honor of Future Historical Importance,” Forever & Today, New York, NY

2008
Visible Storage Area IV, The Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware, part of Please Stay Out We’re Open, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Visible Storage Area III, 259 10th Avenue Gallery, New York, NY

2007
The Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware, 141 Division St, New York, NY

(2006-2007), traveled to 259 Tenth Avenue Gallery New York, NY (2008), Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 2008), Forever & Today, New York, NY (2009)

2004
Twenty-Two Books, Columbia University Libraries, New York, NY

2002
Ten Shows, California Institute of the Arts Slide Library, Valencia, CA

2001
Mary Boone 1983 Mary Boone 1983, collaboration with Erica Redling, Mint Gallery, Valencia, CA

2000
Permutations of a Failed Image Within an Enclosed Space, L-Shape Gallery, Valencia, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Eternal Return, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada. Curated by Sunshine Frère.
Patterson Outdoor Billboards, Capture Photo Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2016
An Agreeable State of Uncertainty, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Stephen Waddell.

2015
Rio, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
Occasional Furniture, The Apartment, Vancouver, Canada
New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN, Bowerbird, Philidelphia, PA. Curated by J. Louise Makary

2014
Rear Window Treatment, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY
Walk-in’s Welcome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY
Former Models: An Exhibition, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Merkx & Gwynne,
Social Photography III, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

2013
Snail Salon, Regina Rex, Queens, NY. Curated by Adrianne Rubenstein.
Apartment, organized by CART, 336 Canal Street, New York, NY
#catcamp
, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, NY. A project by Merkx & Gwynne.
Diamonds, Diamonds, Gallery Diet, Miami, Fl. Curated by Daniel Feinberg.
MONSALVAT, Bureau, New York, NY. A project by Merkx & Gwynne.

2012
A SIGN ON THE ROAD SAID: TAKE US TO MADRE!, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Marco Schmitt.
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Martos Gallery, New York, NY. A project by Merkx & Gwynne.

2011
Saturation, Paddle8, New York, NY
Not the Way You Remembered, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY. Curated by Jamilla James
Information Economy, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Karl Erickson.

2010
Solid-State, Bureau, New York, NY
Serious and Professional, The Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY
You May Feel Something, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2009
Giftland X: Happy House, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Feeling Feelings, compactspace, Los Angeles, CA
It Ain’t Fair 2009, OHWOW, Miami, FL
Death & Objects, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Everything Must Out Going, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
Extra, Extra, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
The Longest Train I Ever Saw, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Gut of the Quantifier, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Local, curated by The Apartment, Fillip Studio, Vancouver, Canada

2007
NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL
A Redundant Insertion, The Explorers Club, New York, NY

2006
Slideshow, Red-I Projects, New York, NY

2005
The Patch, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
All I Want is Everything, small a projects, Portland, OR
Do You Like Stuff?, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Bebe Le Strange, D’Amelio Terras, New York NY

2003
Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index, (Traveled 2000-2003), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver Canada; The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton BC, Canada, The Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC Canada (catalogue)

2002
Messy Fingers, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2001
Self Reflexive, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Helen Pitt Triennial Awards Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
Joint Ventures, schnittraum, Cologne, Germany

2000
Year, curated by Martin Clark and Mark Dickenson, traveled to Kunstraum Muenchen, Munich,Germany; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Knock Off, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Cellular Origins, The Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1999
Out of Place, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
WOW: John Anderson and Friends, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Spontaneous Compulsion, Latitude 53 Society of Artists, Edmonton, Canada
Satellite 3000, The Video In, Vancouver, Canada
Entertainment Centre, The Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Selected Curatorial Exhibitions

2011
The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work, Or Gallery satellite project, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2010
The Underground: Images from the Joseph C. Covino Postcard Collection, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

2009
Demolished Manhattan Hotels: Images from the Joseph C. Covino Postcard Collection,The Irwin S.Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

2008
Lost and Found, Co-curated by Steven Hillyer and Barb Choit, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

2007
Expo’70: Photographs from the Stanley Prowler Collection, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

2006
Re-make/Re-model, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2005
Bebe Le Strange, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2003
Good Words and Credentials: Contemporary Comments on the Art of the Sixties & Seventies, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2002
Drive into the Sunset, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2000
Jen Weih: Wink and Banter, Allergy Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Selected Reviews

Schwendener, Martha. “Review: In Barb Choit’s ‘Pronk,’ 1980s Shoes Are Back,” The New York Times, January 1, 2016, p C24. Print.

Adams, Abraham. “Critic’s Pick: Barb Choit and Erica Baum,” Artforum.com, March 2015.

Tyc, Cat. “A Process Series,” Topical Cream, March 17, 2015.

Piejko, Jennifer. “Rear Window Treatment,” Modern Painters, March 2015, p. 74.Print.

Willis, David. “The Artist as Voyeur: Group Show as Peep Show,” Artcritical.com, January 6, 2015.

Sholis, Brian. “Barb Choit,” Artforum, February 2013, p. 249. Print.

Howe, David Everitt, “Barb Choit,” ArtReview, January & February 2013, p.117. Print.

Howard, Christopher. “Critic’s Pick: Barb Choit,” Artforum.com, December 2012

Gopnik, Blake. “CPR For Dying Photos,” The Daily Beast, November 23, 2012.

Halle, Howard. “Ten Photo Shows You Should See,” Time Out New York, October 31, 2012

Berardini, Andrew. “Diddy Complex,” Artforum.com. Dec 4, 2011.

Weidman, Michelle. “Art and Kickstarter,” Fnewsmagazine.com. Nov 12, 2011.

Peck, Aaron. “AARON PECK in Vancouver and Alert Bay 08/30/11,” www.akimbo.ca. Aug 30, 2011.

Nelson, Sean. Sean As It Was Conceived: Or Gallery’s “The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work,” Satellite Gallery Blog, Aug 8, 2011.

McLaughlin, Bryne, “The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work: Office Hours,” Canadian Art Online, Aug 4, 2011.

McDade, Jackson, “Shifty Positions,” Art Slant, May 31, 2010.

Cole, Lori. “Critic’s Picks: Solid State,” Artforum.com, May 22, 2010.

“Solid-State at Bureau,” Mousse Fine Arts Magazine, May 10, 2010

Johnson, Ken, “The Lower East Side, Home to the Young and Emerging,” The New York Times, New York, NY, Dec 09, 2009, C31, C33. Print.

Stone, Rosetta, “Artnet Gossip,” Artnet Magazine, Nov 11, 2009.

Reid, Alan, “Highlights from Manhattan,” Big Red and Shiny, Nov 17, 2009.

“Best of Printmaking,” Time Out New York, Nov 5 – 11, 2009.

Leon, Jon, “From the Tanning Bed: Barb Choit,” Art in America, Online, Nov, 2009.

Sholis, Brian, “Critic’s Print: Gut of the Quantifier,” Artforum.com, Mar 2008.

Johnson, Ken, “Tracking Suburbia; Do You Like Stuff?” The New York Times, New York, NY, Oct 14, 2005. Print.

“Tracking Suburbia/Do You Like Stuff?” The New Yorker, New York, NY, Oct 24, 2005. Print.

Mendelsohn, Adam E, “Do You Like Stuff?” Art Monthly, Oct 2005, No 290, pp 34-5. Print.

Howard, Christopher, “Do You Like Stuff?” Brooklyn Rail, Oct, 2005. Print.

James Gardner, “ART ATTACK,” New York Post, New York, NY, Jul 23, 2005.

Cotter, Holland, “ART REVIEW; Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable,” The New York Times, New York, NY, July 8, 2005. Print.

Reisman, Sara, “Bebe le Strange,” in New Museum Picks, New Museum Website, August 2005.

“Perfect 10’s,” The National Post, Toronto, Canada, Feb 8, 2004. Print.

“Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index” in “Scans,” http://www.photobasedart.ca, Jul 25, 2003.

Brayshaw, Christopher, Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index (Surrey British Columbia: The Surrey Art Gallery, 2000). Print.

Cutler, Randy Lee. “Pilfering the Datasphere and Other Recombinant Strategies” in Scope Experimental Film Project (Vancouver, British Columbia: The Western Front Society, 1999). Print.

 

Publications

Choit, Barbara. Ten Shows, Black Dog Publishing, 2014.

Choit, Barbara and Lui, Jen. “Emerging Artist Page,” The L Magazine, Mar 29, 2008.

Choit Barbara, “Visible Storage Area Two at the Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware,” Afterall Journal Online. August 2007.

Choit, Barbara, “Wall Label” in Cakewalk Magazine (Vol. 6 Los Angeles CA, 2004).

Choit, Barbara “Deb,” in Beyond Compare: Dove Presents Women Photographers on Beauty (Toronto: Unilever Press, 2004), illus.

Choit, Barbara. Ten Shows, Artist Book, 2002.

Choit, Barbara, “Violet Hopkins,” in The Calartian (Los Angeles, Spring 2002).

 

Speaking Engagements, Visiting Artist Lectures

2014
Museum Fictions?: The artist-run “museum-as-artwork” in today’s practice.
Presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Feature: Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Canada

Barb Choit + Dan Starling | One Night Only
Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008
The Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware
Parsons The New School of Design, New York, NY

2006
Visiting Critic
Parsons The New School of Design, New York, NY

2003
Permutations of a Failed Image Within an Enclosed Space
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver Canada

2002
Artist as Curator and Curator as Artist
Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

Awards and Grants

Professional Development Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts

SOMA Summer 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

Artist in Residence Krems, Krems Austria

Travel Grant to Professionals in the Visual Arts, Canada Council for The Arts

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency and Scholarship, Johnson, VT

Guttman Art History Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY

California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship, Valencia, CA

Scholarship Award, British Columbia Arts Council

Helen Pitt Award, The Vancouver Foundation

Savannah College of Art and Design Tuition Scholarship, Savannah, GA