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(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



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, 

               Savannah, GA



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:

     pp. 146-147.

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