(b. 1975, lives in Minneapolis, MN)
2005 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1998 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2018 Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2017 Sailor's Delight, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA
Jay Heikes: Keep Out, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2016 No Future Ism, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015 Music for Minor Planets, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL
Necrophiliac, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Niet Voor Kinderen, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
Jay Heikes | Dieter Roth, curated by Laura Fried, Reserve Ames, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Ra, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
2013 Walkabout, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2012 Buried in the Bright, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2011 Subterranean Isle, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Material Mine, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
2010 Inanimate Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Generational Anxiety, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
2008 Eroding Rainbow, Schiavo Mazzonis Gallery, Rome, Italy
2007 Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Like a Broken Record, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Project Space, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Jay Heikes: The Sixth Re-Telling, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 The Hill Upstairs, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2003 Kill Yr Idols, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Gus Lucky’s Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Jay Heikes, Todd Norsten, Karthik Pandian, Andrea Sala, Rob Sherwood, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
The Ground, curated by Connie Purtill, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
I Talk With The Spirits, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Consequences, organized by Jay Heikes, Fondazione GIULIANI, Rome, Italy
Weird Science, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Phantoms in the Dirt, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Fire and Ice, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
The Ground, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Trieste, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Painter, Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Traces of Life, curated by Ariel Roger-Paris, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Trieste, curated by Jay Heikes, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
A Handful of Dust, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Group exhibition curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA
Trieste, Federico Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
2011 dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Darkroom, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Galleria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
The Mass Ornament, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
\ (Lean), Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Ostras Voces Otros Ámbitos, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
2008 Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Depositions, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, White Columns, New York, NY
Grit and Vigor, Curated by Rowley Kennerk, Light & Sie, Dallas, TX
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2006 Project Placement, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Joe Deutch, Jay Heikes, Chris Moukarbel, Kianja Strobert, Jeffrey Wells, Selected by Clarissa Dalrymple,
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Figs Play Fox Dead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Day For Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Jay Heikes, Mark Grotjahn, Richard Hawkins, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2005 All The Pretty Corpses, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sticks & Stones, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Emoticons, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery New York, NY
Music/Video, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
I Am The Resurrection, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
The Hill Upstairs, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Don’t Fail Me Now, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum, New York, NY
Kill Yr Idols, Project Space, Artists Space, New York, NY
2001 Wall to Wall, The Soap Factory Minneapolis, MN
Porn, FGA Space at Joymore, Chicago, IL
Weak Architecture, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
The Program, FGA Space, Chicago, IL
2000 Play Dead, Art in Space XIII grant commissioned installation, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Celebrity Siblings, 4x Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 The Enmark Project, Collaboration with Jo DelPesco, Joshua Rowley, and Jen Murphy, Kress Dept. Store,
2018 Wells, Madeline. “Jay Heikes’ Exhibition at BAMPFA Addresses Themes of Alienness and Borders.” East Bay
Express, Feb. 19, 2018.
2017 “‘Hurts To Laugh’ at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles.” Blouin Artinfo, Aug. 17, 2017.
2015 Dafoe, Taylor. “Weird Science,” V Magazine, 2015.
2014 Goldstein, Andrew M. "Q&A: Dealer Marianne Boesky on Remaking Her Gallery, and Learning From the Last Art-
Market Crash." Artspace, May 3, 2014.
2013 Ryan, Bartholomew. “A Table of Curious Elements: Jay Heikes on Filthy Minds.” Walker Art Center Blog, July 3,
Gabler, Jay. “Painter Painter.” Art Forum, Mar. 2013.
Heikes, Jay. “Manifesto.” Art in America, Feb. 2013.
“VISIT: Jay Heikes’ solo show at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.” Kaleidoscope Blog, Nov. 25, 2013.
2012 Williamson, Damien. “Aspen Art Museum opens three new exhibitions.” Aspen Daily News, Feb. 18, 2012.
2010 Smith, Roberta. “Jay Heikes: Inanimate Life.” The New York Times, Oct. 22, 2010.
Chou, Kimberly. “The Serious Joke: The Objects of Jay Heikes.” Art in America, Aug. 30, 2010.
Vozmediano, Elena. “Jay Heikes envuelve el vacío.” El Cultural, Apr. 9, 2010: pp. 28 - 29.
González Panizo, Javier. “Jay Heikes en la Galería Marta Cervera.” REVISTA CLAVES DE ARTE, Mar. 12, 2010.
Alonso Molina, Óscar. “Jay Heikes.” Arte y Parte, 2010: pp.136.
2009 Porter, Jenelle. Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2009:
2008 Stillman, Nick. “Jay Heikes: Marianne Boesky Gallery.” Artforum XLVI, No. 5 (2008): pp. 280-281.
Dault, Julia. “Akimblog: New York City.” Akimbo, 2007.
2007 Falconer, Morgan. “Last Chance: Morgan Falconer on Jay Heikes at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.”
Saatchi Online. 2007.
Masters, H.G. “ART: Installation, Jay Heikes.” Flavorpill.com, 2007.
2006 Barliant, Claire. "Emerging Artists: Jay Heikes." Modern Painters Oct., 2006: 58-60.
Aspden, Peter. "Shopping with the Tate." Financial Times Weekend (London), Oct. 14 - 15, 2006.
Miller, Sara Nicole. "Warfare in the Suburbs." Minnesota Daily, Aug. 9, 2006: Arts section.
2005 Ferrara, Annette. "Goth, All Grown Up." Time Out Chicago, Dec. 8 - 15, 2005.
2003 Lo, Melissa and Valentina Sansone. "Sculpture Forever." Flash Art, Sept., 2003.
2002 Fallon, Michael. "Review of Recent Work at Midway Contemporary Art." Art Papers, Aug., 2002.
Velez, Pedro. "Review of Use Your Illusion at Vedanta Gallery." Artnet.com. Aug., 2002.
2001 Kalstrom, Jeff. "Review of Wall to Wall at the Soap Factory." New Art Examiner, Nov./Dec., 2001.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Altoids Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY