Stephen Truax
Born 1985 Glenview, IL; lives and works in New York


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), BFA, Honors, Providence, 2007

Selected Exhibitions


Shrink It, Pink It, organized by Irena Jurek, Cathouse Funeral, New York


Harthaus, organized by Jessica and Oliver Ralli, Bushwick Open Studios, New York
Thanks, organized by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York
IRL, organized by Mikkel Carl, Point B, New York
Donut Muffin, organized by Jessica Duffett and Tamara Gonzales, the Dorsky Foundation, New York


The escape from the banal everyday life into the world of the ideal, organized by Brooke Moyse, NURTUREart, New York
Stephen Truax, Storefront Bushwick, New York
Bushwick Open Studios, 322 Troutman Street, New York


WE ARE: Eriola Pina & Chelsea Haines, organized by Marco Antonini, NURTUREart, New York
In Between the Sheets, organized by Irena Jurek, Harlem Workspace, New York
Bushwick Open Studios, 322 Troutman Street, New York
Digital Plastic, organized by Armando Veve, RISD Gelman Gallery, Providence
A line of souls and some words from the holy, organized by Guillermo Creus, Fortress to Solitude, New York


#Rank, organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida, Winkleman Gallery / SEVEN, Miami
Like Death, New Mexico Will Catch Up with You in the End, organized by Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker, Fisher Press, Santa Fe


Bruce High Quality Foundation University, "Chat Room," organized by Brad Troemel, New York, 2013–Present
NURTUREart Benefit Committee, New York, 2012–Present
White Columns Artist Registry, New York, 2011–Present
Eric Doeringer, Screen Tests, performing artist, New York, 2013
Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory, performing artist, New York, 2013
Bushwick Open Studios 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Momenta Art Benefit Committee, New York, 2012
NURTUREart Benefit, contributing artist, 2010–2011
Momenta Art Benefit, contributing artist, 2011
Elmgreen & Dragset, Performa, performing artist, New York, 2011
Apexart, Franchise Award 2012, judge, New York, 2011

Talks and Teaching

School of Visual Art, Art History, guest lecturer, New York, 2012
University of Nottingham, DRAH Conference, panelist, Ningbo, China, 2011
RISD Foundation Studies, Pre-College, Summer Foundation Studies, teaching assistant, Providence, 2004–2007

Awards and Residencies

Walter Spink, on-site study at Ajanta, Maharashtra, India, 2007
RISD Florence Leif Award for Excellence in Painting, Providence, 2007
RISD European Honors Program, Rome, 2005–2006
RISD American Academy of Poets Prize, Providence, 2005

Curatorial Projects


LOVE, ART BLOG ART BLOG at One River Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey


Portal, co-organized with Janis Ferberg
• An Xiao: Caochangdi 404, Beijing / 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
• Man Bartlett: #FEEDFEED, New York / ICANN, Sydney
• Perspectives on Video Performance, Regina Rex, New York
• Process of Performance, ICANN, Sydney

Selected Articles, Essays and Interviews


“Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“Anne Truitt at Matthew Marks,” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“James Viscardi at Ana Kustera,” ArtPulse magazine, Summer.
“Seeing the Invisible in a Humanitarian Crisis,” Hyperallergic, June 13.
“The Impossible Desire of The Encyclopedic Palace.” Hyperallergic, June 10.
“Shock of the View: Seeing and Scene at the Venice Biennale.” Hyperallergic, June 6.
“Thomas Nozkowski at Pace.” ArtPulse magazine, Spring 2013.
“New Art Spaces in the Bushwick Area.” Hyperallergic, January 9.


“LOVE: Conceptual Strategies in Contemporary Painting.” ART BLOG ART BLOG.
“dOCUMENTA (13).” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“Sharon Hayes at the Whitney Museum of American Art.” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“…Is This Free? at NURTUREart” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“Fuck Grad School, Let’s Have a House Party” Hyperallergic, September 11.
“Bushwick September Preview” Hyperallergic, September 5.
“The First Rule of the Biennial is You Don’t Talk About the Biennial.” ArtPulse magazine, Spring.
“Matthew Brannon at Casey Kaplan.” ArtPulse magazine, Spring.
“Thomas Scheibitz at Tanya Bonakdar.” ArtPulse magazine, Spring.
“Flying Solo at Volta.” Hyperallergic, March 9.


“ART BLOG ART BLOG.” ArtPulse magazine, Winter.
“Jeremy Shaw at MoMA PS1.” ArtPulse magazine, Winter.
“Lee Ufan at the Guggenheim.” ArtPulse magazine, Fall.
“Why Criticism is Not Bad.” July 18.
“Artists in Bushwick.” The Brooklyn Rail, July.
“DIY Bushwick.” The Brooklyn Rail, June.
“New Monuments on the Lower East Side.” Hyperallergic, May 5.
“Interview: Kevin Zucker.” BOMBLOG, April 29.
“Sculpting with Ruins or Imposing a Force on Matter.” Hyperallergic, March 10.
“Feeling Civilized at the 2011 Volta Art Fair.” Hyperallergic, March 4.
“Bushwick Brought the Party to Scope NY 2011.” Hyperallergic, March 4.
“Artists on the Internet.” February 10.


“Why Ed Winkleman Did #Rank at Seven Miami.” Hyperallergic, December 29.
“Painting Real Fiction: Christopher K. Ho at Winkleman Gallery.” Hyperallergic, December 16.
“Seeing Enough Shows on the LES.” Hyperallergic, November 8.