1971

Born Englewood NJ, USA

1993

BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, USA

2000 MFA, Yale University, New Haven CT, USA
  Lives and works in New York NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2022

fret scapes, Kaufmann Repetto, New York NY, USA

2021

with Rochelle Feinstein, Hotel Le Lièvre, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

2019

WET WORDS IN A HOT FIELD, Altman Siegel, San Francisco CA, USA

STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, USA

a graphic tone, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

2018 A PUBLIC CHARACTER, Moving Image Gallery, Bury Art Museum, Bury, England
2017

Stray, Eva Presenhuber, New York NY, USA

A Pattern to the Letter, Sadie Coles HQ off-site at Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece

2015

A PUBLIC CHARACTER, Sadie Coles HQ, The Shop, Kingly Street, London, England

ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami FL, USA (cat.)

The Highline, New York NY, USA, curated by Cecilia Alemani

2014

Auto Body Collision, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

Public Surface Pattern, Altman Siegel, San Francisco CA, USA

Black Box Collision A: Gasoline & Auto Electric, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

2013

The Electric Comma,Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street and Balfour Mews, London, England

The High Line, New York NY, USA

A Language of Exposures, Wallspace, New York NY, USA

2012 Language is Wild, Artists' Web Projects, Dia Art Foundation online
2011 Hammer Museum/ LAXART, Los Angeles CA, USA
2010

Altman Siegel Gallery booth, Frieze Art Fair, London, England

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

Signal Hill, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

2009 Invisible Language Workshop, Wallspace, New York NY, USA
2007

Special Project, MoMA PS1, Long Island City NY, USA

The Sun & the Sign, Wallspace, New York NY, USA

2006 Art Rock, Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY, USA
2005 Dead Democracy Letters, Wallspace, New York NY, USA
2003 Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles CA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2022

REPEATER, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

2021

Disturbances in the Field: Art in the High Desert from Andrea Zittel's A-Z West to High Desert Test Sites, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV, USA

2020

Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Kaufmann Repetto, New York NY, USA

2018

A grammar built with rocks, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles CA, USA

Beautiful world, where are you?, Liverpool Biennial 2018, Liverpool, England

Something (you can’t see, on the other side, of a wall from this side) casts a shadow, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA, USA

mark, team (gallery, inc.), New York NY, USA

A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part 1), Gordon Robichaux, New York NY, USA

A Break in Transmission, Holden Gallery, Manchester, England

2017

The Electric Comma, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venice, Italy, organised by The V-A-C Foundation and Kadist

ICA Collection: New Acquisitions, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, USA

2016

L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, LACMA Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

Evolutionary Travels, Fundación Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA, USA

Répétition, Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium; the 31st Graphic Arts Biennial Ljubljana, Ljubjana, Slovenia

Shannon Ebner, K.R.M. Mooney and Will Rogan, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

Of Echo Systems, Altman Siegel, San Francisco CA, USA

Wasteland. New Art from Los Angeles, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France, curated by Shamim M. Momin and The Los Angeles Nomadic Division

Sighs Trapped by Liars – Language in Art, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria

Signal to Noise, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY, USA

2015

Transcending Material: ICA Collection, ICAInstitute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA, USA

All Watched Over, James Cohan Gallery, New York NY, USA, curated by Tina Kukielski

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York NY, USA

Over you / you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Die Marmory Show II: Impoverishment, Deborah Schamoni Galerie, Munich, Germany

Images That Speak, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC, Canada

2014

[Con]text, UMFA Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT, USA

Fiona Banner selects from the V-A-C collection: Stamp Out Photographie, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

New Dawn, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany

2013

Industrial Worlds, MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy

Ten Years, Wallspace, New York NY, USA

Selections from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, East Sandwich MA, USA, curated by Kelly Taxter

August: Shannon Ebner, Adam Putnam, Rachelle Sawatsky, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria, curated by Tyler Coburn

Who Runs May Read, South London Gallery, London, England

New in the Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel,curated by Talia Amar

Transmissions, Altman Siegel, San Francisco CA, USA

2012

Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Deagu Photo Biennial Korea, Daegu, South Korea

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

MARCH, Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

Affective Turns?, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles CA, USA

Lost Line: Selections from the Permanent Collection, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

2011

Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic., Murray Guy, New York NY, USA

The Artist Theatre Program, REDCAT, Los Angeles CA, USA

How Soon is Now, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

The Air We Breathe, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA, USA

September 11, MoMA PS1, Long Island City NY, USA

Glee, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, USA

Illuminations, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Museum of Art, Minneapolis MN, USA

The Smithson Effect, UMFA Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT, USA

2010

Pleated Blinds, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

all we ever wanted was everything, EFA Project Space, New York NY, USA

At Home / Not At Home – Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, Annabelle-on-Hudson NY, USA             Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award 2010, Arles, France

6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

The Page, Kimmerich, New York NY, USA

Papier Photo, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France

2009

Character Generator, Eleven Rivington, New York NY, USA

Time - Life Part II, Taxter & Spengemann, New York NY, USA

Sundown, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

A Wild Party and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham MA, USA

2008

Catawampus (for H.D.), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis MN, USA

The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin, New York NY, USA

Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian, New York NY, USA

History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W, New York NY, USA

Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO, USA

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan, New York NY, USA

2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA

2007

Read Me! Text in Art, The Armory Center for Arts, Pasadena CA, USA

Looking Back, White Columns Annual, New York NY, USA           

Catawampus (for H.D.), Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park IL, USA

I am Eyebeam, Gallery 400, UIC University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL, USA

A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ, USA

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, CCS Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, Annabelle-on-Hudson NY, USA

Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, England

Last Attraction Next Exit, Max Wigram Gallery, London, England

Shared Women, LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA, USA

2006

Interventions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

Cataract, Wallspace, New York NY, USA

The California Biennial, OCMA Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County CA, USA

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Shifting Topologies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA

Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA, USA

Locale, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany

Trace, The Whitney Museum at Altria, New York NY, USA

Too Much Love, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

Chaos or Control, UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

Aantekeningen, Expodium, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Psychogeographies, Glendale College of Art Gallery, Glendale CA, USA

2005

Monuments for the America, White Columns, New York NY, USA

The Plain of Heaven, for Creative Time, New York NY, USA         

Talk to the Land, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York NY, USA

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Sugartown, Participant Inc. and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York NY, USA           

Post No Bills, White Columns, New York NY, USA

Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York NY, USA

Monuments for America, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA, USA           

Response, Morlan Art Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington KY, USA

The Picture is the Problem, The Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY, USA

Manufactured Self, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL, USA

2004

High Desert Test Site 4, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree CA, USA

Strange Animal, LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA, USA

Itineraries, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles CA, USA

2003

High Desert Test Site 3, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree CA, USA

Sea, Jen Bekman, New York NY, USA

2002

Anti-Form, New Photographic Work from Los Angeles, Society for Contemporary Photography,

Kansas City MO, USA

Project Room exhibition, Lemonsky: projects + editions, Los Angeles CA, USA

2000 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT, USA
1998

Illegal Performance (an experimental-text-based performance), The Judson Church, New

York NY, USA

Pedestrian Union, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York NY, USA

Curatorial

2017 Soil Erosion, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA
2010

They Knew What They Wanted, Altman Siegel, San Francisco CA, USA, curated by Shannon

Ebner

2007

Blow Both of Us, Participant, Inc., New York NY, USA, curated by Shannon Ebner & Adam

Putnam

Projects/Commissions

2012 Language is Wild, Artist Web Project, Dia Art Foundation, New York NY, USA
2010 with Dexter Sinister, An Octopus in Plan View, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, England 
2009 Shannon Ebner: The Sun as Error, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA 

Talks

2018 Shannon Ebner and Leslie Hewitt in conversation, Arc Building, Lower Level, E2 Lecture Hall, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, USA, 14 November

Public Collections

 

NSW Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA, USA

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Guggenheim Museums and Foundation, New York NY, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

UMFA Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT, USA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA