Joe Ovelman


2022 SEX in the 11206
2020 Fourteen Schools in Fourteen Days
2019 You I See
On Grief
2018 Destination Wedding
Pictures and Words – The Sun Rises in The West and The Sun Sets in The East

Solo Exhibitions

2011 “Coming Home” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC
2007 “For Whites Only” Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY
2005 “Snow Queen” Conner Contemporary, Washington DC
2004 “Like A Virgin” Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY
2003 “Joe Ovelman” Daniel Silverstein Gallery, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017 “Tracing Trajectories: Selections from the Wagner/Hoggard Collection” Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2015 “Black Lives/White Light,” Recreative Spaces, Washington, DC
2009 “LiquidLine LineaLiquida LinhaLiquida,” Galeria Marta Traba, Fundacao Memorial Da America Latina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 “Gallery Artists, Inaugural Building Exhibition,” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“Straight to Hell…,” Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“The Other Side,” 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2007 “again: serial practices in contemporary art,” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
“The Male Gaze” Nicholas Weist and Powerhouse Books, Brooklyn, NY
“The End is Nigh” Higher Pictures, NY
2006 “Bricks in da Hood” Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY
“Works on Paper” Hagan Saint Phillip Gallery, Bronx, NY
2004 “Seven More(things we love}” Conner Contemporary, Washington DC
“Collector’s Cabinet” Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
2003 “5BE” Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY
“Seven (things we love)” Conner Contemporary, Washington DC
“K-48 NOW PLAYING” D’Amelio Terras, NY
2002 “Who Me? Role-Play in Self Portrait Photography” Zabriskie Gallery, NY
2001 “It’s a wild party and we’re having a good time” Paul Morris Gallery, NY
“Salon Style” Plusultra, Brooklyn, NY
2000 “Site Specifics 2000” Islip Art Museum, Long Island
“Living is Easy” Richard Anderson Fine Arts, NY
“Possession” Bill Bartman and Art Resources Transfer, NY

Special Projects

2018 Outlandish – This Filthy World “Dirty Disco Leopard Print Parking Lot Pop Up Shop” Palm Springs, CA
2015 Frieze New York, “My Way,” Curated by Michael St. John, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY
2008 NEXT Fair, “If I Were President,” Conner Contemporary Art, Chicago
2005 ATM Gallery, “A One Day Show,” NY
Bartlett Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2004 Stray Art Fair, solo exhibition, Chicago
2002 Scope Art Fair, solo exhibition, Miami
PAID. (Khyber Kabob Restaurant, 10th Avenue at 22nd Street), NY
2001 2001 Seventeen Strangers/Subjugation, Hagan Saint Philip at The Chelsea Hotel, NY
2000 Gender ID,

Site-Specific Street Installations NYC

2006 Sao Paulo Wall
2004 First Map Wall
2003 Two Walls
2001 Poem Posting 2
Poem Posting
2000 Gagosian Wall- boys 4 spring
1999 Posting(F#@ting), On Broadway at Times Square
Ascension, “Limelight,” nightclub installation
White Wall, 521 West 20th Street
1998 Wooster Wall, Wooster Street at Greene
Urinal, nightclub installation


2019 Artblog Interview, Live hard, love hard, Joe Ovelman talks about his book ‘On Grief’ & other topics. May 31.
2018 WHYY Speak Easy “The key to creativity in another man’s shirt,” April 27.
2017 ARTFCITY Podcast, Tracing Trajectories: Paddy Johnson William Powhida, 0:50:41, November 24.
2012 “Reviews, Joe Ovelman,” Sculpture Magazine, Sarah Tanguy, June.
2007 “To Explore Race, Sometimes You Focus on the Explorer,” New York Times, Holland Cotter, February 3.
“Racialist Perspectives,” Gay City News, Wayne Northcross, February 1.
“Joe, O Submisso,” EleEla, Ano 37, Ediciao 422.
2006 “Art Attack!,” My Comrade, Wayne Northcross.
2005 The Washington Post Express. March.
2004 K48. September.
ART IN REVIEW; Joe Ovelman,” New York Times, Holland Cotter, April 30.
“Show World; Joe Ovelman,” Village Voice, Vince Aletti, April 28.
Art Addict: Shows to See – New York, April 07.
Elle Decor, Italia. April.
2003 Village Voice. March 19.
The New Yorker. January 20.
2002, December 6., September 16.
2001 lgny. October 25.
Village Voice. September 25.
2000 Simon Says. September/October.
Village Voice. July 18.
New York Times. April 19.

Selected Collections

2007 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art