Solo Exhibitions


Carrie Yamaoka  Lucien Terras, NYC


Are you experienced? PK Shop/ Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC


stripped.striated.poured   Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY


rub / dissolve / strip  Studio 1.1  London, UK


Recent Work, Galerie Une, Auvernier, Switzerland


Works 2004-2009, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium


Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich, Switzerland

i will have been there after you have already arrived, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Portholes, Potholes and Portals, Galerie Une, Auvernier, Switzerland


world hotel, Debs & Co., NYC

Studio 1.1, London, UK

Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium


blue x clear + 12:1, Debs & Co., NYC


Robeson Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

(t)here, Debs & Co., NYC


Debs & Co., NYC


Sorkin Gallery, NYC

Banned, Swarthmore College, PA


Bette Stoler Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions


Absolute Beginners, Lucien Terras, NYC

Plain Sight, curated by Tom McGlynn, Western Michigan University, MI


Greater New York, curated by Peter Eleey, Douglas Crimp, Thomas Lax and Mia Locks, MoMA PS1, LIC, NYC

Diphthong, curated  by Stephen Maine and Gelah Penn, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC, NYC

Dust: the Plates of the Present, curated by Sonel Breslav, Camera Club NY at Baxter Street, NYC

Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA

Swingers WKND, curated by Tribble and Mancenido, 2 St. Nicholas Avenue, Bushwick, NYC


Maximal/Minimal, Kinz Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NYC

Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski, curated by Billy MIller and Christian Siekmeier, Exile Gallery,

    Berlin, Germany

Art and Activism: Kunst und politischer Aktivismus in NY, curated by Lutz Hieber and Gisela Theising, Mannheimer Kunstverin,

    Mannheim, Germany

A Particular Kind of Solitude, curated by Serra Saboncuoglu, Elizabeth Street Garden, NYC

Full House, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

30/30 Image Archive Project, organized by CCNOA, A/B/Contemporary, Zurich

The Last Brucennial, NYC


Clouds, curated by Adam Simon, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

Blow-Up, curated by Lucien Terras, 143 Reade St., NYC

Pour,  Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC

Pour,  Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

Pour,  curated by Elisabeth Condon and Carol Prusa, Schmidt Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, FL


30/30 Image Archive Project #3, organized by CCNOA, Moins Un, Paris, France


Deep Inside, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Driven to Abstraction, Von Lintel Gallery, NYC


Monochrome (part two), Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich, Switzerland

The Alchemy of Delusion, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Reflective Reflexion: Corban Walker & Carrie Yamaoka, organized by Joy Garnett, Curatorial Research Lab at Winkleman Gallery, NYC

With Your Eyes Only, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, YUM, Brussels, Belgium

Movement Schmoovement, organized by Nancy Brooks Brody and Linda Matalon, La Mama La Galleria, NYC

Composite Visions, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Mostly Monochrome, McKenzie Fine Art, NYC


With Your Eyes Only, curated by CCNOA and Tilman, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria

Topographies, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Psychedelia Paradise, Exprmtnl, Toulouse, France

Out of the Blue, curated by Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Amy Lipton, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ


Yo, Mo’ Modernism…part 2, curated by Tilman, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

Transcendent and Sublime, curated by Deborah Frizzell, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Summer Show, Galerie Une, Auvenier, Switzerland

Side x Side, curated by Dean Daderko, La MaMa La Galleria , NYC

Diffracted Solstice, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Break The Rules! the Hieber/Theising Collection,  Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany


Who Are You?,  Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich, Switzerland

The Show’s So Nice,  Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC

project:rendition, a project by JC2: Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Carrie Moyer and Carrie Yamaoka; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY


Water, Water Everywhere, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA

Here We Go, Galerie Une, Auvernier, Switzerland

No Lemons, No Melon, curated by Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, David Krut Projects, NYC

When Artists Say We, Artists Space, NYC

Out of the Blue, curated by Joy Episalla and Joy Garnett, organized by Amy Lipton, Abington Art Center, PA

Blessed are the Merciful, curated by Jerome Jacobs, Feigen Contemporary, NYC


Sleigh, curated by Studio 1.1, Arts and Business, London, UK

The Obligation to Endure; Art and Ecology Since ‘Silent Spring,’ curated by Nick Debs, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC

Petits Formats/ Small Formats, Galerie Quang, Paris, France

Shining Stars under Shining Sun, Galerie Une, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Water, Water Everywhere, curated by Marilu Knode, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Extreme Abstraction, curated by Claire Schneider & Louis Grachos, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Vanishing Point, curated by Claudine Isé, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

Surfaces Paradise, curated by Rafael von Uslar, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Holland


Live forever, or die trying (manic abstract painting now), Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

Pulse of America, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium


Without Fear or Reproach, curated by Jerome Jacobs, Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium

The Alumni Show, curated by Nina Felshin, Wesleyan University, CT


Mirror Mirror, curated by Jane Simon, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA

Painting as Paradox, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Artists Space, NYC

Portrait Obscured, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA


Psychedelia, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Sheroes, Clairefontaine Gallery, Luxembourg

Ignoring Boundaries: Image in the Landscape, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY


Snapshot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

Other Worlds, curated by Erika Belle, 28 Wooster Street, NYC


Distilled Life, curated by Medrie MacPhee, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Stars of Track and Field, Debs & Co., NYC

Acrylic/Plastic, Trans Hudson Gallery, NYC

Unbehagen der Geschlechter/Gender Trouble, curated by Lutz Heiber and Gisela Theising, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany


Bob and Wheel, dfn Gallery, NYC

Skin Deep, curated by Stefanie Nagorka, 123 Watts Gallery, NYC

The Erotics of Denial, curated by Bill Arning, E.S. Vandam, NYC


Material Girls: Gender, Process and Abstract Art Since 1970, curated by Harmony Hammond, Gallery 128, NYC

Very Large Array, Debs & Co., NYC

Silence = Death, curated by Lutz Heiber and Gisela Theising, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany


Geopony, Adam Gallery, London

Graphic Responses to AIDS, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Interference, London Artforms, London

Other Rooms, Four Walls at Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC


New Jersey Arts Annual, Newark Museum, NJ

Contacts/Proofs, Jersey City Museum, NJ


Outrageous Desire, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Situation, curated by Nayland Blake and Pam Gregg, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

Hot Off the Press, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

Marginal Majority, Aaron Davis Hall, CUNY, NYC

Printmaking Fellowships Exhibition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Use: Anatoly Pronin, William Rodwell, Carrie Yamaoka, Jersey City Museum, NJ

Word as Image, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, NY

Queer, Wessel O'Connor Gallery, NYC

A Force of Repetition, curated by Alison Weld, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton,

Body. Once Removed, Sorkin Gallery, NYC


Surfaces, Henry Feiwel, NYC

Indicators: The Word as Image, Coup de Grace Gallery, Hoboken, NJ


Wedding Pictures, Four Walls at White Columns, NYC

Hudson County Artists, Jersey City Museum, NJ

Four Painters, Coup de Grace Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Double Vision, curated by Fred Wilson, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY & Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY


The Last Supper, Ludlow Graphic Arts, NYC


Christopher Engel, Joy Episalla, Carrie Yamaoka, Four Walls, Hoboken, NJ


Seven Painters, Ramapo College, NJ


Rutgers National Drawing Show, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ


Group exhibition, Bette Stoler Gallery, NYC


1979          Wesleyan University, BA in Studio Art with High Honors and the Ross Prize in Art

1977-78    Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

Grants & Fellowships

2009    One-year studio residency at Painting Space 122, NYC

2006    Fenenin El-Rahhal/Nomadic Artists, Working Artists’ Summit, Egypt

1998    Residency at Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK

1995    Residency at Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK

1990    Printmaking Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, Rutgers University, NJ

1988    ArtMatters Inc., NYC

1986    Two-month residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Reviews & Publications


Artforum, summer issue, page 281


Dust: The Plates of the Present, edited by Sonel Breslav, publ. by Blonde Art Books and Secretary Press, NYC


Susan Silas; ‘Art Before Images’, Hyperallergic, April 10, 2014

Rachel Small; ‘Experiencing Carrie Yamaoka’, Interview Magazine online, March 2014


The Lookout: Art in America online, April 11, 2013

Pour ( exhibition catalogue), publ. by Florida Atlantic University, illus.


Séverine Cattin, ‘Des œuvres-miroirs qui ne cessent d'évoluer’,  L’Express/Magazine: Beaux arts,  February 15

Alexandre Caldara, ‘Cette semaine Carrie Yamaoka est l’autre’,,

         February 13

JC2, ‘project: rendition, Public Culture, Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 2010, pp 119-126


Elisabeth Lebovici, ‘ Carrie Yamaoka å Bruxelles’, Le Beau Vice,

      , December 19

Claude Lorent, ‘Un minimalisme brilliant et coloré’, Le Libre Belgique, November 27, page 6


SIDE x SIDE, exhibition broadside, with essay by Dean Daderko, published by Visual AIDS, illus.

Break The Rules!  Sammlungen Hieber/Theising,  exhibition catalogue,  Mannheimer Kunstverein, illus.


i will have been there after you have already arrived, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Faye Hirsch,

                ‘The Interiority of Surfaces’, published by Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Une and Torch Gallery, illus.


Ken Johnson; ‘Blessed Are the Merciful’, The New York Times,  April 14, p.32


Faye Hirsch; 'Abstract Generations', Art in America, October, p.191

Ken Johnson: ‘Everywhere’s the Same: Nowhere in Particular’, The New York Times, June 3, p. 34

Hal Foster: ‘Six Notes on Vanishing’, Vanishing Point, (exhibition catalogue), Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, p. 27

Claudine Isé, : Vanishing Point, (exhibition catalogue), Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, pg. 48-49, illus.


Roberta Smith; ‘Carrie Yamaoka , World Hotel’, The New York Times; June 25, p. E33

Kim Levin; ‘Pick: Carrie Yamaoka’, Voice Choices, Village Voice; June 2-8


Roger Boyce ; ‘Neither Here Nor There: Mirror Mirror at Mass MoCA’, ART New England, Feb/March  2002

The New Yorker, ‘Carrie Yamaoka’, Art/Galleries–Chelsea, June 17 & 24, p.30

Ken Johnson; ‘Carrie Yamaoka’, The New York Times; May 24, p. B37

Robert Mahoney; ‘Carrie Yamaoka’, Time Out/New York, issue 347, May 23-30, p.75, illus.

Rachel Baum; Painting as Paradox; exhibition catalog, publ. by Artists Space, p.2, p.12, illus.


Edward Leffingwell; ‘Carrie Yamaoka at Debs & Co.’, Art in America, July 2000, p.111, illus

(t)here; exhibition catalogue with an essay by Bill Arning, ‘At the Threshold of the Picture’, publ. by Debs & Co, NYC, illus

Saul Anton;, illus.

Harmony Hammond; Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History; Rizzoli International, pp.76-77, 176, 199, illus.


The World, ‘Carrie Yamaoka’, issue #55; published by The Poetry Project, NYC, pp. 47-55, cover, illus.


Skin Deep; exhibition catalogue publ. by 123 Watts Gallery, NYC, illus.

Bill Arning; ‘Editor’s Choice: Carrie Yamaoka’, Bomb, Spring 1998, issue no. 63, illus.

Bill Arning; ‘Carrie Yamaoka’, Time Out/New York,  January 15–22, Issue no.121, illus.

Jay Grimm;  “Three Shows in Chelsea”, Critical Review,


Carrie Yamaoka, published by Debs & Co., NYC, illus.


Nicola Gray; ‘Interference’, Third Text, Number 34, Spring, London

Women’s Art Magazine, ‘Interference’, January-February, London


Cherry Smyth; ‘Interference’, Time Out/ London, November 15-22


Stephen Westfall; Art in America, September, illus.

Peggy Cyphers; Arts, April, illus.

Cover; March, NYC

Public Collections

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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