Paul Swenbeck
Exhibitions, CV, Press


Born 1967, Salem, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.


SELECT SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2021
Will-o’-the-wisp, with Joy Feasley, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME (forthcoming)

2020
Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming)

2019
Paul Swenbeck And Joy Feasley: Midnight Sun, Nada House, Governors Island, New York, NY

2018
Out, Out, Phosphene Candle, with Joy Feasley, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2015
Paul Swenbeck: (Un)Earthed, Exhibitions Program at Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
Holothurians Purring, Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

2014
A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly, with Paul Swenbeck, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Moons of a Dewdrop, with Joy Feasley, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2011
Dor and Oranur, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery Philadelphia, PA

2010
Shaker Legend-Trip, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Worms Are the Words, with Joy Feasley, Lump Projects, Raleigh, NC

2009
Mocha Dick in the Invisible World, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Specter of the Brocken, Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA.

2002
Buzzkill, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Getheren of Shath, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Ye Boil, I Obey, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Tube Debut, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993
Back From the Bowery, M+M Gallery, Boston, MA


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Paul Swenbeck and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2016
The Secret Staircase, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Mine Moonlight, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey

2015
We Pain, LUMP, Raleigh, NC
Tiger Tiger, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY
The Nothing That Is, curated by Bill Thelen and Jason Polan, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

2014
Clay at Penn: Pervasive Clay, Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2013
New Wine New Bottle, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Blasphemy and Devotion: Redefining the Spiritual in Art, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2012
Night Shade in the Blue Hour, The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT (two-person exhibition with Andrea Marquis)
Earth and Alchemy, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Partially Buried, JTT, New York, NY
60/60, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Contemporary Clay, RH Gallery, New York, NY
Midwinter, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2010
Man, Myth, and Magic, collaboration with Nick Lenker, Bambi Projects, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Heaven on Earth, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
Art Chicago, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Armory Show, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, New York, NY
Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2008
One Gray Grass, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Locally Localized Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Now is the Winter, Proekt_Fabrika, Moscow, Russia
Signal Trouble, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2006
Vernacular Spectacular, Meyerson Galleries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2005
a long green hour, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
summer friends with new roses, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Scarab, Lump Projects, Raleigh, NC

2004
The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Your Heart is No Match for My Love, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Grubstake, Basekamp, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Off the Wagon, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Glossing, 1R Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
The Other Tradition, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
In a Silent Way, Mainline Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Griezzel Greedigut, Lump Projects, Raleigh, NC

2002
Dreamscapes, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Get Out, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Ostara, The Project Room, Philadelphia, PA

2001
It Makes Me Sick, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Blunt, 7-3 Split Gallery / The Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL
Lala Land, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Mental Wilderness, Gail Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Lemme Ax Yous, ILK Gallery, Denver, CO

1999
The Death of Blohard, Part I, Blohard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Lay of the Land, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Associates’ Group Show, The Clay Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Solos I, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Twelve Members, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Associates’ Show, The Clay Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Optimists’ Society Presents: The New Nihilism Now, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Missing Linga, Decoy Project, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Elf Portraits, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Group Show, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Specimens, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Fracas, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994
New Members Show, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015
The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada

2013
Pew Fellowship in the Arts

2012
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The West Collection
The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection


EDUCATION

1991
BFA Ceramics, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1987
Boston College, Boston, MA