Joe Thurston

Lives and works in Portland, Oregon


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Nothing Leading Anywhere Any More Except to Nothing, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Then Quite Suddenly We Were Simply No Longer Anywhere, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR 
2005 New Work From An Early Spring, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR 
2003 Subject Position, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR 
2002 Flayed, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 The Shape of the Problem, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Excessive Obsession, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR 
2009 The Future Royal Family of Antarctica, East/West Projects, Berlin, Germany
2008 Volume, August/September, Worksound, Portland, OR 
2008 Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 RE: Dudes Night Out, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR 
2006 Small Wonders, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR 
2005 Fresh Trouble, Portland, OR 
2005 Simply Red, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR 
2004 Cathedral Park Place/Haze Galley, Portland, OR 
2004 Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR 
2003 Modern Zoo, Portland Center for Advancement of Culture, Portland, OR 
2003 Waste Stream, (large-scale installation for the Orlo Foundation) Portland, OR 
2000 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 Snyder, Stephanie, "Joe Thurston" (review), Artforum.com Critics' Picks, March
2012 Motley, John, "Nothing Leading Anywhere Any More Except to Nothing" (exhibition catalogue)
2012 Speer, Richard, "Joe Thurston" (feature), visualartsource.com, March
2012 Jahn, Jeff, "Vastness" (review), portlandart.net, March 
2012 Scott, Aaron, "Sculpture" (preview), portlandmonthlymag.com, February
2012 Speer, Richard, "Joe Thurston" (review), Willamette Week, February 
2010 Row, D.K., "Excessive Obsession at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art," Oregonian, August
2010 Speer, Richard, "Ply The Wood," Willamette Week, April  
2009 Row, D.K., Oregonian, August 
2009 Speer, Richard, "Portland: Eco-Art Central," Art Ltd., March
2008 Aitch, Iain, "Then Quite Suddenly, We Were Simply No Longer Anywhere” (exhibition catalogue)
2008 Speer, Richard, "Portland Art," Finder Magazine, June
2007 Speer, Richard, "Joe Thurston at Elizabeth Leach" (review), ARTnews, December
2007 Motley, John, "Joe Thurston" (review), Portland Mercury, August
2007 Row, D.K., "Show of Note," Oregonian, August
2007 Speer, Richard, "Joe Thurston at Elizabeth Leach" (review), Willamette Week, August 
2007 Gallivan, Joseph, "Joe Thurston" (preview), Portland Tribune, July 
2007 Speer, Richard, “Artist Profile,” Finder Magazine, June
2007 Speer, Richard, “Artist Profile,” Art Ltd., May 
2005 Speer, Richard, "Flaying Faces, Painter Joe Thurston" (review), Willamette Week, May  
2004 Speer, Richard, "Pacific Edge," ARTnews, October 
2004 Row, D.K., “Artful Thinking Outside The Box,” Oregonian, July 
2004 Taylor, Sue, Cascade AIDS Project (catalogue), April 
2003 Row, D.K., Oregonian, December 
2003 Speer, Richard, "Joe Thurston" (review), Willamette Week, November 
2003 Bowie, Chas, "Joe Thurston" (review), Portland Mercury, November

 

EDUCATION

1994 – BA, Humanities, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR 
Fidelity Investments, Inc. Boston, MA
University of Oregon (Ford Alumni Center), Eugene, OR


AWARDS

2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2007 Regional Arts and Culture Council - Professional Development Grant


TEACHING

2011 PNCA (graduate mentor program)
2003-2005 University of Portland (painting instructor)