Colby Bird

Colby Bird
Candle, Miami, 2015
photostatic print on paper with wood stain, adhesive, foamcore, red oak, pine, poplar, Plexiglas, screws, paint, brass rod, newspaper, copper pipe straps
73 x 57 inches

Colby Bird
Meat and Knife, Dortmund, 2015
photostatic print on paper with wood stain, adhesive, foamcore, red oak, pine, poplar, Plexiglas, screws, paint, brass rod, newspaper, copper pipe straps
73 x 57 inches

Colby Bird
Rose, Santa Monica, 2015
photostatic print on paper with wood stain, adhesive, foamcore, red oak, pine, poplar, Plexiglas, screws, paint, brass rod, newspaper, copper pipe straps
73 x 57 inches

Colby Bird
Woman, New York, 2015
photostatic print on paper with wood stain, adhesive, foamcore, red oak, pine, poplar, Plexiglas, screws, paint, brass rod, newspaper, copper pipe straps
73 x 57 inches

Colby Bird
Statuette, Austin, 2015
photostatic print on paper with wood stain, adhesive, foamcore, red oak, pine, poplar, Plexiglas, screws, paint, brass rod, newspaper, copper pipe straps
73 x 57 inches

Colby Bird
A Burden, 2015
wood, paint, fruit
dimensions variable

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, brass, light bulb, light fixture, cord
13-5/8 x 7 x 6-1/2 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, bamboo, light bulb, light fixture, cord
14-1/4 x 5-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, stone, twine, light bulb, light fixture, cord
18-1/2 x 13 x 3-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, bamboo, light bulb, light fixture, cord
14-1/2 x 8-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, brick, glass, stone, brass, plant, light bulb, light fixture, cord
29-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, brass, paint, light bulb, light fixture, cord
11-1/2 x 17-3/4 x 3-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, brick, brass, light bulb, light fixture, cord
13-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, brass, light bulb, light fixture, cord
25-3/8 x 16 x 6-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, bamboo, twine, light bulb, light fixture, cord
29-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, bamboo, brass, light bulb, light fixture, cord
15-7/8 x 12-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, light bulb, light fixture, cord
8 x 5-3/8 x 6-1/2 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, cinder block, bamboo, light bulb, light fixture, cord
13-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, brass, light bulbs, light fixtures, cord
19-1/2 x 15 x 9-1/2 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, brass, light bulb, light fixture, cord
10-3/4 x 10 x 9-1/2 inches

Colby Bird
House Lamps, 2014
wood, paint, cinder block, light bulb, light fixture, cord
26-3/4 x 6 x 4 inches

Colby Bird
Untitled Leisure, 2013
electrostatic print, painted maple frame
30 x 24 inches

Colby Bird
Untitled Leisure, 2013
electrostatic print, painted maple frame
30 x 24 inches

Colby Bird
Untitled Leisure, 2013
electrostatic print, painted maple frame
30 x 24 inches

Colby Bird
Cord, 2012
wood, paint, dust and orange
96 x 142 x 66 inches

Colby Bird
Still Life with 15 Shutters (ToyoView 4x5), 2012
c-print; edition of 3
52 x 39 inches
 

Colby Bird
Painting Window Ocean Reflection (Kodak Star 110), 2012
c-print; edition of 3
51 x 42 inches

Colby Bird
Horse and House (Kodak Star 110), 2012
c-print; edition of 3
22 x 30 inches

Colby Bird
Shirt Over Poster (Mamiya RB 6x7), 2012
c-print; edition of 3
37 x 29 inches
 

Colby Bird
Airplane Cup (Kodak Star 110), 2012
c-print; edition of 3
52 x 39 inches

Colby Bird
Phone Rock, 2010
c-print; edition of 3
25 x 16 inches

Colby Bird
Keira, 2010
c-print; edition of 3
35 x 25 inches

Colby Bird
Shirt Sleeve, 2010
c-print; edition of 3
25 x 16 inches
 

Colby Bird
Dom Pérignon, 2010
c-print; edition of 3
50 x 39 inches

Colby Bird
Howdy, 2010
c-print; edition of 3 
40 x 30 inches

Colby Bird
Easter, 2009
c-print; edition of 3
24 x 30 inches

Colby Bird
Broad Side, 2010
fiber-based pigment print; edition of 3

Colby Bird
Saint Woodrow, 2010
fiber-based pigment print; edition of 3
24 x 30 inches

Colby Bird
Billy les Nabis, 2010
c-print; edition of 3
36 x 26 inches

Colby Bird
6 Part Sculpture, 2011
raw wood, foam, marble and metal nail 
4 x 4 x 16 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
5 Part Sculpture, 2011
stained wood, painted wood and alabaster 
16 x 4 x 4 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
7 Part Sculpture, 2011
painted wood, raw wood, rubber, marble and alabaster
16 x 4 x 4 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
4 Part Sculpture, 2011
painted wood, raw wood and foam 
16 x 4 x 4 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
7 Part Sculpture, 2011
wood, gold leaf, rubber
22-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches,approximately

Colby Bird
7 Part Sculpture, 2010
wood, rubber
22-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
8 Part Sculpture, 2010
wood, foam, marble
22-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches, approximately

Colby Bird
Drawing, 2010
spray paint on linen
10 x 8 inches

Colby Bird
Drawing, 2010
spray paint on linen
10 x 8 inches

Colby Bird
Drawing, 2010
spray paint on linen
10 x 8 inches

Colby Bird
Drawing, 2010
spray paint on linen
10 x 8 inches

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Born Austin, Texas
Lives and works in New York

Education
2004

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

Solo Exhibitions
2016
•  
The Gods Heard Him Cry and Knew He Needed Protection from Some Horrible Fate, Halsey McKay @ 56 Henry Street, New York
2015
• Hope Goes with Man to the Foot of the Gallows, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• My Hair is Wet and My Shoes are Tied, Grice Bench, Los Angeles
2014
• SET DOWN, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, New York
2013
• Clyde Glenn Burns, Fitzroy Gallery, New York
• Rose Shoulder, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, New York
• A Selection of House Lamps, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2012
• Colby Bird: House Lamps, University Galleries at Texas State University, San Marcos
• Double Acting Hinge, Fitzroy Gallery, New York
2011
• Dust Breeds Contempt, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2010
• Knoll Sofa, Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, New York
2009
• Cold End, Okay Mountain, Austin, Texas
• Colby Bird, CRG Gallery, New York
2003
• 1994, The Space at Alice, Providence, Rhode Island

Group Exhibitions
2016
• Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2014
• Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Ghost Current, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013
• Consuming Passions, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
• Static & Scrim, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012
• Sixth Sax, curated by Patrick Brennan, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2011
• The Anxiety of Photography, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
• Cover Version LP, BAM, New York
2010
• Inaugural Exhibition, CRG Gallery, New York
• Contemporary Prints, CRG Gallery, New York
• Big Apple, Clifton Benevento Gallery, New York
• Ends and Means, RVF Museum, California State University, San Bernadino

2009
• QVNOXW//,86 Forsyth, New York
• Guilty Feet, performance at 179 Canal, New York
• One Every Day, EFA, New York
• Gruppenausstellung, organized by Max Hans Daniel, at AutoCenter, Berlin, Germany
• Contemporary Culture, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Single Vision, presented by ApartmentShow, New York
• FAX, Drawing Center, New York
• 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, California
• N-1, transtional friendships, Simón I. Patiño Museum, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
• Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York
• If The Dogs Are Barking, Artists Space, New York
• Word Up, Broadway Gallery, New York
2008
• Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
• SUMMER MIXTAPE VOLUME 1, Exit Art, New York
• ALONE/TOGETHER, Talman + Monroe, Brooklyn, New York
• If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular?, Oliver Kamm, New York
• The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
2007
• Colby Bird - Joshua Fields, CRG Gallery
• In Defense of Ardor, Bellwether Gallery, New York
2006
• Videos on the Street, Joymore Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• RISD Biennial (curated by Robert Storr), Exit Art, New York
2005
• The Kids Have ADD, Wizard Electronics, Brooklyn, New York
2004
• Mars on Earth, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• MFA Thesis Photography, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
• Pulp, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
• Work In Progress, Design Center, Providence, Rhode Island
• MFA Photography, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2003
• More is Better, 126 Union Street, Providence, Rhode Island
• Libertad!, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
• Outside the Bubble, The Space, Providence, Rhode Island
• Wall Of Draw, Sol Koffler Annex, Providence, Rhode Island
2002
• Photography Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
• Introducing, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2000
• Saturate, Colorado University Art Gallery, Boulder
• The Best Art Show Ever, Core Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1999
• Marriage, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Friendship, Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building, University of Colorado, Boulder

Public Collections
• Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York