Jamie Isenstein

Past Exhibitions

Jamie Isenstein - Acéphal Magical, (Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, 2007)
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Jamie Isenstein - , (Feb. 18 - Mar. 20, 2010)
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Born 1975, Portland, Oregon.
Lives and works in New York City.


2002-2004 MFA Columbia University, New York City, NY
1994-1998 BA Reed College, Portland OR,

Solo Exhibitions

Jamie Isenstein: Will Return, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
"                ", The Arcade Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin Texas
Double Feature! Empire of Fire and Rug Woogie IV, Meyer Riegger, Berlin
Special Guest Rug Woogies etc., Galerie Prague, CR
"                ", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angels, CA
Acéphal Magical, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein: This Way to the Egress Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Quiet Manor, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch/ Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Flicker, Meyer Riegger Gallery/ Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch (project), Karlsruhe, Germany
Infinite Invisible Soft-shoe, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

Museum Exhibitions

Champs Élysées Palais de Tokyo, Paris France
It is what it is. Or is it?
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Liverpool Biennial: Touched, The Blue Coat, Liverpool, UK
Look Again, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Real Time, Real Documents, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Marina Abramovic Presents, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, England
The Influence of Fish Tails on the Breaking Waves
, Kunsti Museum of Art, Vaasa, Finland
NOW: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Countdown, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Second Thoughts, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein: This Way to the Egress, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Don't Look. Contemporary Drawings from an Alumnaís Collection, Martina Yamin, class of 1958, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Humor's Line, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Womanís College, Lynchburg, VA
General Ideas, curated by Matthew Higgs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Entdecken und Besitzen (Discovery and Ownership: Insights into Austrian Private Collections), Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Group Exhibitions


Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich Switzerland
A Drawing That Illustrates My Last Show At Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe, Germany
Shangrila 2013: Burrito Deluxe, Joshua Tree, CA
Die gestundete Zeit curated by Gesine Borcherdt, Sies + Hoeke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Family Jewels Family Business Gallery, New York
The Shandaken Project + Cleopatra's at The Dependent, New York
MakeUp curated by Mariuccia Cassadio, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Museion: The Reed College Art Collection, One Hundred Years of Generosity Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis, hommage à Ján Mančuška Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Heads with Tails Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Alice Channer, Jamie Isenstein, J. Parker Valentine, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York
The Pipe and the Flow Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid Spain
Out Of Joint, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
In Here Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York, NY
50 Artists Photograph The Future, Higher Pictures, New York, NY Curated by Dean Daderko
Reel Subjects Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
100 Years (version #2), PS1 Long Island City, NY
If You Can’t Find a Partner Use A Wooden Chair curated by Lola Sinreich and Win McCarthy, American Donut, Miami FL
Cutting Edge Framing curated by Lola Sinreich and Win McCarthy, Urbania Fine Art Framing, Miami, FL 
One Minute More, The Kitchen, New York, NY, Curated by Debra Singer, Matthew Lyons and Miriam Katz
Je est un autre
, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
Look Again
, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Steven Matijcio
Je est un autre
, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
One Minute More
, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Regift, Swiss Institute
, Curated by John Miller, New York, NY
On From Here
, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
The Influence of Fish Tails on the Breaking Waves Point B Special Projects, New York, NY
Funny Not Funny, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
, Small A Projects, New York, NY
Intimacy, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Mysteries, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tales of the Grotesque, Karma International, Zurich, CH
Thanks for Coming!!, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Unfinished Room, Unit B, San Antonio, TX
Green Light Green Light, Small A Projects, Portland, OR
Just Off Focus, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O'Reilly, NY
The Presence of Absence, Gallery W. 52, New York, NY
It is, "what is it?", Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
Jamie Isenstein, Peter Coffin, Jan Mancuska, Art Nova Section, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Performa O5 Biennial, New York, NY
The Generalís Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
Bebe Le Strange, DíAmelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
It'll Cost YouÖ, curated by Beth Rudin De Woody, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY
On Stage, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
We Disagree, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
Paperworks, Savage Art Resources, Portland, OR
Columbia University 2004 Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY
Student Artists, Columbia University, www.Bowieart.com
Object of Desire, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Art in the Office, curated by Matt Keegan, The Global Consulting Group, New York, NY
I Can't Be You, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
One Enemy v. 25 Millions of Friends, Kunsthochschule, Kassel, Germany
Faking Real, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Myth and Hybrid, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Motley, John. “The best of Portland’s visual art scene in 2013: Carrie Mae Weems, Isamu Noguchi, Jamie Isenstein and more” The Oregonian, Dec 20
Lechner, Jenna. “Illusion and Play: Blurring Boundaries with Jamie Isenstein” Portland Mercury,  Sept 11
Motley, John. “Jamie Isenstein-Her Punch Lines are Dead Serious” The Oregonian, Sept 6
Murg, Stephanie. “Jamie Isenstein Triumphs in Creative Time Sandcastle Contest” mediabistro.com, Aug 27
Cascone, Sarah. “Creative Time’s Sandcastles Return to Rockaway Beach” artinamericamagazine.com Aug 13
Zhong, Fan. “Against the Grain” wmagazine.com Aug 12
Kimball, Whitney and Marshall, Ian. “Creative Time’s 2013 Sandcastle Competition in Photos”. Artfcity.com Aug 12
Indrisek, Scott. “Creative Time’s Weird, Wonderful Sandcastle Showdown” blackbookmag.com Aug 12
Wilkinson, Isabel. “The 2013 Artist Sand Castle Competition Hosted by Creative Time” thedailybeast.com Aug 11
Chung, Jen.  “Photos: Rockaway Sand Castle Competition Features Sexy Sax Man, White Castle” gothamist.com Aug 10
Ryzik, Melena. “Artists Plan Their Sand Castles, Sponsorships Included” NYtimes.com Aug 9
McGarry, Kevin. “Out There: Fair Games” T Magazine, March 13
Tovey, Robin. “The Lady Vanishes” Reed , March
“Goings on About Town: Alice Channer/Jamie Isenstein/J.Parker Valentine” The New Yorker, May 2
Rosenberg, Karen. “Rising and Regrouping on Lower East Side” The New York Times, April 22
“Only Human” Gestalten, Berlin Germany
Chamberlain, Colby. "Best of 2010". Artforum.com. December
Jones, Catherine.  “Art Attack: Jamie Isenstein at Tate Liverpool” Liverpool Echo.  Sept. 27
Pickles, Helen. “Liverpool Biennial Festival, Northwest England” Telegraph UK Sept. 24
Davis, Laura. “Liverpool Biennial Artists Whose Work is a Test of Endurance” Liverpool Daily Post, Sept. 15
Singer, Debra. “Jamie Isentsein” Creamier: Contemporary Art In Culture. Phaidon Press
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah “Still Life with Jamie Isenstein” Artslant.com May 31
Rosenberg, Karen. "Jamie Isenstein". The New York Times. March 5.
Velasco, David. "Jamie Isenstein". Art Forum, May.
Scott, Andrea. "Living Color", New Yorker, March 22.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Artifacts: Jamie Isenstein's "            ", New York Times Magazine, February 26.
Orrell, Paula (ed) Future of Performance Art Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
Smith, Roberta. “Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint”. The New York Times. December 31.
"One Minute More". The New Yorker. November 2
Schultz, Charlie. “The Ratio” Art Slant, September 19
Trezzi, Nicola. “Craft: From Commodities to Talismans, Modernity as a Remedy to the Aftermath”, Flash Art, July/September
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “Marina Abramovic Presents” The Times, July 6
Douglas, Sarah. “Matt Keegan in New York” Artinfo. com March 6
"Focus New York Artists Dictionary: Jamie Isenstein", Flash Art, January - February
“Seeing is Believing” NY Arts, January/February
Marchall, Piper. "The Way to Egress: Jamie Isenstein". Art Papers. September/October. p. 18 - 21.
Carapetvan, Nina. “Hollywood Ending” Phoenix  New Times, July 9
Casadio, Mauriuccia. "Self Exposure". Vogue Italia. January 2008.
de Bellis, Vincenzo. "La(In)sicurezzza Degli Oggetti" Flash Art Italy, August/September.
Berardini, Andrew. "Quiet Riot" LA City Beat, July 24.
Kerlin, Alisha. "Presence and Absence", Gay City News, October 10.
Scott, Andrea. "Jamie Isenstein" New Yorker, September 24.
Campagnola, Sonia. "Live From Los Angeles". Flash Art. December 2007.
Falconer, Morgan. "Jamie Isenstein". Frieze Magazine Online. October.
Chamberlain, Colby. "Critics Picks: Jamie Isenstein" Artforum.com.
Baker, R.C. "Jamie Isenstein" The Village Voice, September 25.
Smith, Roberta. "Jamie Isenstein". The New York Times. October 12.
Wolff, Rachel. "Young Masters". New York Magazine. October p. 52
Coburn, Tyler. "Sleight of Hand". Artreview. September, p.27
Saltz, Jerry.îNon-Specific Objectsî. Modern Painters. March, p.32-34.
Cole, Lori. "Just Off Focus". Flash Art. November - December
"Green Light, Green Light". The Portland Mercury. November 16- 22
Row, D.K., "Shows of Note". The Oregonian. November 24
Snellman, Natascha Sofia. I Heart Darkness, 2nd Cannons Press. CA
Borcherdt, Gesine. ìDie New York-Reportageî. Monopol. October
Saltz, Jerry. "Strange Days". The Village Voice. May 5
Bhatnagar, Priya. "Jamie Isenstein". Contemporary Magazine. Annual
Turner, Christopher. "The Greatest Little Gallery on Earth". The Guardian. December 21
Derwent, May. "Twenty-four-hour party people". The Times. December
Smith, Roberta. "A Carnival of Art, Money, Surf and Sand". The New York Times. Dec.3, pB.7
Vogel, Sabine. "Sammel-Ping-Pong". www.artnet.de. November 10
Keegan, Matt. "Talk to the Hand". The Wrong Times<
Halle, Howard. "Talk to The Hand". Time Out New York. May 12-18.
Riminalli, David. "Greater New York" at PS1. Artforum. May
Hauser, Jens. "Greater New York". Television interview Arte, France. April 27
Chen, Aric. "City Planning". www.hintmag.com. March
Saltz, Jerry. "Lesser New York". The Village Voice. March 30-April 5, p.77
"Digital Art". The New York Sun. March 14, p.1
Cotter, Holland. "Dealers Gather at the River; Convenient to Loft with Bare Walls". The New York Times. March 11, p.E36
Berwick, Carly. "Where the Scenes Are: Greater New Yorkís New Art Geography". New York Magazine. March 7, p. 39
Schwendener, Martha. "We Disagree". Artforum.com. February 7
Cotter, Holland. "We Disagree". New York Times. Friday February 4th
Amy, Michael. "Jamie Isenstein at Guild and Greyshkul". Art in America. January
"Everybody Was There: The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004". Artforum. December
"Donít Miss!: Jamie Isenstein at Guild and Greyshkul". Time Out New York. September 30-October 7
Smith, Roberta. "Thomas Palme and Jamie Isenstein". New York Times. September 17
Bowie, Chas. “Paperworks” Portland Mercury, July 15
Laster, Paul. "Fresh Faces".www.artnet.com. January


Snyder, Stephanie. Jamie Isenstein: Will Return, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Daderko, Dean. “It is what it is. Or is it?” CAMH, Houston, TX 
Groschlüter, Peter, “Touched” Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool UK
Jetzer, Gianni (ed.) "Regift", Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Jetzer, Gianni, "Tales of the Grotesque", Karma International, Zurich, CH
Subotnick, Ali. "Hammer Projects: Jamie Isenstein", Regents of the University of California, Los Angles
Goldberg, RoseLee (ed.) "Performa New Visual Art Performance. Performa, NY
Dreishpoon, Doug (ed.) "Humor's Lines", Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA Spring 2007
Biesenbach, Klause (ed.) "Greater New York", PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY


Creative Time Artist Sand Castle Competition, first place
Boomerang Fund for Artists Award
Agnes Martin Fellowship Award
Arthur B. Davis Foundation Research Grant


McCartney Double Vision Possible Projects, Possible Projects Press, Philadephia PA
Arm Chair Tourist, Hammer Residency, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Isenstein, www.BillMaynes.com
I Break for Keiko!, North Drive Press, curated by Matt Keegan, New York, NY
Summer Kit Magazine, curated by Matt Keegan, New York, NY
Inside Out, ventriloquism radio show aired on 88.9 FM WBAR April 12
Gimme 5, 6th Ave and Minetta St. New York, NY
Love Diamond, in collaboration with Miranda July, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Communicators of the Deep, Plazm Magazine, Portland, OR
Free Willy/Keiko Parade- Animatronics Forever!, Main St., Portland, OR