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Dave Hardy

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EDUCATION
2004 MFA, The Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1992 BA, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)
The Hairy Hand, Churner and Churner, New York
Town and Country, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York
2013 A House With Gates, Regina Rex, Queens, New York
Ideas are Executions: Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Florida
Skin and Bones, 247365, with Pooneh Magazehe, Brooklyn
2012 Hum, 92nd Street Y Tribeca, curated by Carrie Springer, New York
John Almanza and Dave Hardy, Regina Rex, Queens, New York 
2010 Spirit Tours 11, Recess Activities, New York
2009 It’s grey, it’s grey, Art in General (solo exhibition/new commissions program), New York
2008 Lower Case, La Mama Galleria, New York
2006 Tiny Vortices, living room D lyx, Malmo, Sweden
2004 Advances in Exterior Siding, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 S|2 Save It For Later, curated by Ryan Steadman, Sotheby’s, New York
Marquee Moon, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York
Summer & sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami and Detroit
A Chromatic Loss, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Bortolami, New York
Still Moving, curated by Allison Weisberg, The James Hotel, New York
2013 Object Implied, Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2011 Entanglement, Art Blog Art Blog and Regina Rex Galleries, New York
Pretty Vacant (as Spirit Tours), Brooklyn
NYFA Artists at Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn
2010 To Believe (as Spirit Tours), Visual Aids/La Mama Galleria, New York
2009 Re-Accession/For Sale by Owner, The Flag Foundation, curated by Stephanie Roach, New York
Life Goes On, Parlour, curated by Colleen Asper, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Un Balance, curated by Katherine Rashid, Jack Shainman Gallery,  New York
2007 Art in the Parks: Celebrating 40 Years—1967-2007, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
The Line of Time and the Plane of Now, Harris Lieberman and Wallspace, New York
2006 FUTURE 86 (as Spirit Tours), Parksville, NY
2005 Spirit Tours 2005, Polvo Gallery, Chicago
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition 2005, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
AIM 25, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, The Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
Greater New York 2005, PS1/MoMA, Queens, New York
Factory Direct: New Haven, Artspace, New Haven, Conn.
2004 Sleight of Hand, Hudson Clearing (at Lemon Sky Miami), Miami
Skowhegan Projects (as Spirit Tours), Skowhegan State Fair, Skowhegan, Maine
Colony, Hudson Clearing, New York
Yale Sculpture Thesis Show, Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
2003 Crosstown Traffic, J. S. Ely House, New Haven, Conn.
On The Trail, New Haven, Conn.
Summer Artist Residency Group Show, Yale School of Art Gallery, Norfolk, Conn.
Beinecke Plaza Project, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
2002 MFA 2004 Group Show, Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
åEvac, Ajax Plastics, San Francisco
Bay Area Disfigurative, Ajax Plastics, San Francisco
Tender, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2014 Peter Plagens, “Dave Hardy: The Hairy Hand, Churner and Churner” The Wall Street Journal (October 10, 2014)
Alex Jovanovich, “Critics’ Pick” Artforum (October 10, 2014)
Corinna Kirsch, “Recommended Shows: Two Two One at Regina Rex,” Art Fag City (October 1, 2014)
Regina Mogilevskaya, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows: Daria Irincheeva, Jim Shaw, and More,” Blouin Artinfo
(September 24, 2014)
Priscilla Frank, “How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America,” Huffington Post (July 21, 2014)
Artspace Editors, “Highlights From NADA New York, 2014” Artspace (May 10, 2014)
2013 “NY Arts Writer’s Top 5 Exhibitions Compilation 2013” NY Arts
Kelly Rakowski, “Eye Candy: Dave Hardy, Sculptor,” Sight Unseen (August 14, 2013)
 Paul D’Agostino, “4 Art Exhibitions You Need to See,” The L Magazine (2013)
“This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two,” Art Fag City (September 2013)
2012 “The 12 Best Brooklyn Art Shows of 2012,” The L Magazine (December 17, 2012)
Will Brand, “Glassholes,” The L Magazine (November 19, 2012)
AFC Staff, “14 Shows You’ve Gotta See in April,” Art Fag City (April 6, 2012)
Will Brand, “The Glowing Ass Forest and Other Highlights from the Dependent Fair,” Art Fag City (March 14, 2012)
Benjamin Sutton, “The Five Best Hotel Room Installations at 1 Day Fair the Dependent,” artinfo.com (March 10, 2012)
Emmy Thelander, “Notes from Bushwick: Luhring Augustine, Big Reality, and Regina Rex,” The artblog.org (April 3, 2012)
2007 Colleen Asper, “Institutionalized,” Beautiful/Decay (December 2007)
2006 “Socrates Sculpture Park,” Yale University Press (September 2006)
2005 Gae Savannah, “Sculpture Center,” Flash Art (October 2005)
2004 Roberta Smith, “Colony,” New York Times (April 9, 2004)
AWARDS and DISTINCTIONS
2013 Teaching Excellence Award, Steinhardt School of Culture, NYU
2012 Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by Steinhardt USG, NYU
2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture
2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation (nominee)
2007 Rema Hort Mann Foundation (nominee)
2005 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
AIM Program Fellow, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2003 Smith Foundation Sculpture Award, Battel-Stoeckel Estate, Yale University
1992 Magna Cum Laude /Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University
1987 Congressional Art Award, State of Connecticut
CATALOGS
2011 It’s grey, its grey (exhibition catalogue), Art in General, New York
2005 Greater New York 2005 (exhibition catalogue) PS1/MoMa, Queens, New York
Factory Direct: New Haven (exhibition catalogue), Artspace, New Haven, Conn.
Make It Now (exhibition catalogue) The Sculpture Center, Queens, New York
AIM 25 (exhibition catalogue) Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx

“More absurd efforts lay inside the space, notably Dave Hardy’s foam-cement-and-glass sculptures that touch the gallery’s ceiling. Hardy has made two contraption-like towers by stacking these materials atop each other. It’s hard to figure out the inner workings of such a labyrinthine support system of curving foam, lopsided glass panels, and trinkets. But it doesn’t hurt to try.”

Corinna Kirsch, “Recommended Shows: Two Two One at Regina Rex,” Art Fag City (October 1,2014)

“Inside, massive found-material assemblages by Dave Hardy were crammed between floor and ceiling, incorporating foam, cement, glass panels, and other materials; the busy artist also has a solo exhibition on view through November 1 at Churner & Churner in Chelsea.”

Regina Mogilevskaya, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows: Daria Irincheeva, Jim Shaw, and More,” Blouin Artinfo, (September 24, 2014)

“This exhibition seeks not only to demystify abstract art, then, but also consumption, a term that, despite its looming unwieldy aura, can be combatted in the comforts of your home, and in the confines of your humble garbage bin.”

Priscilla Frank, “How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America,” Huffington Post (July 21, 2014)

“Hardy’s sculptures are shown in Regina Rex’s group booth alongside works by John Dilg, Kristen Jensen, Elisabeth Kley, Anna Mayer, Sarah Peters, Nicholas Pilato, and Hayal Pozanti. His minimalist found-object assemblages are made from cast-off materials like liner foam, sheets of glass, and squares of carpet. They’re gravity-defying—sometimes frighteningly so (especially in the hustle and bustle of a fair)—and show an economy of means that highlights Hardy’s acumen as a sculptor.”

Artspace Editors, “Highlights From NADA New York, 2014” Artspace (May 10, 2014)

“Large vinyl wall hangings and precarious sculptural constructions made of discarded pliable foam, glass, cement, wood and furniture. The most innovative use of found materials this year.”

“NY Arts Writer’s Top 5 Exhibitions Compilation 2013” NY Arts

“Dave Hardy transforms standard issue construction worker materials into striking visions of forms without function. Balancing the delicate nature of glass and the dependability of cushy foam, Hardy’s works teeter on the edge of destruction.”

Kelly Rakowski, “Eye Candy: Dave Hardy, Sculptor,” Sight Unseen (August 14, 2013)

“Perched in the midst and dangling at the reaches of Regina Rex’s exhibitional temple of total whiteness are Dave Hardy’s elegantly hulking sculptures—improbable engineerings of glass, wood, metals, cement (and the occasional pretzel, look for it) whose equilibrium seems from some angles firm, from others precarious—and drape-like vinyl wall hangings.”

Paul D’Agostino, “4 Art Exhibitions You Need to See,” The L Magazine (2013)

“We liked Dave Hardy’s last showing at Regina Rex (a two-person show with John Almanza in 2012), so we’re pretty sure his first solo outing at the gallery will be a sight to see, too.”

“This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two,” Art Fag City (September 2013)

“Dave Hardy investigates structural ideas in assemblages made mainly of glass sheets and foam-rubber slabs. His constructions look alarmingly precarious — Richard Serra’s prop sculptures come to mind. But because the foam pieces have been infused with cement, they are actually fairly stable.”

Ken Johnson, “Weird Science,” New York Times (April 25, 2013)