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Colby Bird

Born Austin, Texas
Lives and works in New York

Education
2004

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2000
BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Solo Exhibitions
2013
• Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
• A Selection of House Lamps, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
2012
• Colby Bird: House Lamps, University Galleries at Texas State University, San Marcos
• Double Acting Hinge, Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY
2011

• Dust Breeds Contempt, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
• Focus Booth, VIP Fair (upcoming)
2010
• Knoll Sofa, Real Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009
• Cold End, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX
• Colby Bird, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
2001
• 1994, The Space at Alice, Providence, RI

Group Exhibitions
2013
• Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Static & Scrim, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012

• Sixth Sax, curated by Patrick Brennan, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2011

• The Anxiety of Photography, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
• The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
• Cover Version LP, BAM, New York, NY
2010
• Inaugural Exhibition, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
• Contemporary Prints, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
• Big Apple, Clifton Benevento Gallery, New York, NY
• Ends and Means, RVF Museum, Cal State University, San Bernadino (2-person show with
Dylan Palmer)
2009
• QVNOXW//, 86 Forsyth, New York, NY
• Guilty Feet, performance at 179 Canal, New York, NY
• One Every Day, EFA, New York, NY
• Gruppenausstellung, organized by Max Hans Daniel, at AutoCenter, Berlin, Germany
• Contemporary Culture, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
• Single Vision, presented by ApartmentShow, New York, NY
• FAX, Drawing Center, New York, NY
• Dance, Sons And Daughters, Dance! The Future Is Ours To Shape And Mold!, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
• Purple #'s, Gallery 533, Los Angeles, CA
• N-1, transtional friendships, Simón I. Patiño Museum, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
• Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
• If The Dogs Are Barking, Artists Space, New York, NY
• Word Up, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
2008
• Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
• SUMMER MIXTAPE VOLUME 1, Exit Art, New York, NY
• ALONE/TOGETHER, Talman + Monroe, Brooklyn, NY
• If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular?, Oliver Kamm, New York, NY
• The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
2007
• Colby Bird - Joshua Fields, CRG Gallery, NY
• In Defense of Ardor, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
2006
• Videos on the Street, Joymore Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
• RISD Biennial (curated by Robert Storr), Exit Art, New York, NY
2005
• The Kids Have ADD, Wizard Electronics, Brooklyn, NY
2004
• Mars on Earth, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
• MFA Thesis Photography, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
• Pulp, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
• Work In Progress, Design Center, Providence, RI
• MFA Photography, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
2003
• More is Better, 126 Union Street, Providence, RI
• Libertad!, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
• Outside the Bubble, The Space, Providence, RI
• Wall Of Draw, Sol Koffler Annex, Providence, RI
2002
• Photography Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
• Introducing, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI
2000
• Saturate, CU Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
• The Best Art Show Ever, Core Gallery, Denver, CO
1999
• Marriage, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Friendship, Sibbel Wolle Fine Arts Building, Boulder, CO

Bibliography
2009

• Barna, Daniel, Q&A with Colby Bird, Corduroy Magazine, Jan 28, 2009
2008
• Weiner, Emily, Colby Bird, Heeb, Dec 2008
• Carlin, T.J., Studio visit: Colby Bird, TimeOut, Jan 1, 2009
• Coburn, Tyler, Evolution, Art Review, September 2008
• Kaelin, Catherine, One Man's Art Is Another Man's Living Room In This Show, Columbia Spectator, February 5th, 2008
2007
• Smith, Roberta, Colby Bird and Joshua Fields, New York Times, July 20th, 2007
• Cotter, Holland, Quirks and Attitude to Burn, New York Times, June 8, 2007
• Dailey, Megan, Where the Boys Art, The Village Voice, June 26, 2007
2004
• Rodriguez, Bill, Treasure Trove, The Providence Phoenix. May 28 - June 3, 2004.
• Seven Days and Seven Nights, Gay City News. July 22-28, 2004.


Public Collections
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY