Born 1976, Frederick, MD
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art


BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design


Merit Scholarship Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Gordon Peers Award for Excellence in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design


+Leisure, New York, NY

ABELOW ON DELANCEY, James Fuentes, New York, NY
PAINTER, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, Michigan
Gold Paintings, Solo booth presentation, Art Brussels with James Fuentes and Sorry We're Closed 

ABELOW SCHMABELOW, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy 
FAMOUS ARTIST, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium 
Solo booth presentation, Frieze New York with James Fuentes
JOSHUA ABELOW, Office Hours, Burlington, VT
Songs From A Room, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL 

DUMB & EASY, Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto, Canada
OH! ABELOW, James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY

Mystic Truths, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC

Monday Afternoon Club, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC


TBT, with Bjorn Copeland, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (Spring 2015) 

Keeping A Close Eye on the Wind
, with Gene Beery, Bodega, New York, NY (Fall 2014) 

Brother/Sister, with Tisch Abelow, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA


The Built Environment: Lower East Side in Istanbul, curated by Kathleen Madden, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey (Fall 2014)
Surrender Flags, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR (Fall 2014)
What Was The Question, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
Don't Look Now, curated by 247365, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Joshua Abelow / Heather Guertin / Zak Prekop / Shunsuke Imai "paintings," Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan
John De Andrea "Lisa" with Joshua Abelow, Julia Rommel, Stefan Rinck, Peter Schuyff, Sorry We're Closed, Brussels, Belgium
This One's Optimistic, Pincushion, curated by Cary Smith, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT 
Ok Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Acme, Los Angeles, CA 
Riding the Earth Boy 40, Mission Comics & Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Particular Pictures (curatoral project with Emily Ludwig Shaffer), The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY
Spitball, curated by Progress Report, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

Endless Vacation, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
This is the story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Draw Gym, organized by Brian Belott, 247365 and Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY
Rock Art & the X-ray Style, curated by Ryan Foerster, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY
The Fruit Loop, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY
Home Screen -, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY
Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery and UNTITLED, New York, NY
DNA: Strands of Abstraction, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
1XX, Launch F18, New York, NY
Prague Biennale 6, Expanded Painting, curated by Giancarlo Politi, Helena Kontova and Nicola Trezzi, Prague CZ

Rug Whoops, The Sunday Painter, London, UK
Land, Ho!, curated by Holly Coulis and Ridley Howard, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA
DOWNTOWN: A View of the Lower East Side, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
New York I Love You Sometimes, Classic Six, New York, NY
EncounterZürcher Studio, New York, NY 

Pig Party, organized by Gina Beavers, New York City, New York, NY
Epiphanic Glow, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY 
B-Out, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Fükengrüven, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
Sleep Late, My Lady Friend, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

Tailgates & Substitutes, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
If you like it, take it home, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, NY
Behind the Curtain, A Lock of Hair Falling, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
Wild Beasts, Champion Gallery, Austin, TX
Dead in August, The Pentagon, Brooklyn, NY
Can I Get A Witness?, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, NY
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, NY
^..^ / :), Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education, Bronx, NY

ABC123, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lutz, Wildlife, Brooklyn, NY
A Healthy Skepticism, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA
Color Me Bad, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY

All in the Family, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Anti-Anti/Non-Non, Hal Bromm, New York, NY
Exit Light, Reference, Richmond, VA
Sonny Smith: 100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA and Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Text as Image, Lump Gallery, Richmond, VA
TETE-A-CLACK, Galerie im Reigierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
The PDA Show, No Brow Coffee, Ken Sanders Rare Books, Alchemy Coffee, The Utah Pride Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Portable Caves, HKJB, Long Island City, NY

Insomnia, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY
Cadaver Corpse, Golden Age, Chicago, IL
Local Paintings, Markus Winter, Berlin, Germany

Takt 5, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
Landscape, Portrait, Pattern, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Texas National 2008, The Art Center at the Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
Kunst Gruppe, Werkstatte Gallery, New York, NY

Actual Size Biennial, CAID, Detroit, MI
Heroes, Bryce’s Barber Shop, Olympia, WA

Art on Paper 2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
RISD Fine Arts Biennial NYC 2006, Exit Art, New York, NY

Two for the Seesaw, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC

Coloring Book, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC
RISD Fine Arts Biennial NYC 2004, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, NY

Wildlife, Ross Bleckner’s studio, 77 White Street, New York, NY
Better Homes and Gardens, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
Unframed First Look, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
New American Talent, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX

Off the Grid, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Friends and Family, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY


DNA Summer Artists' Residency, Provincetown, MA


The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Takt Kunstprojectraum, Berlin, Germany


RELAX, Arts+Leisure, New York 

ART FICTION, Karma, New York
ART TIME, James Fuentes, New York

Painter's Journal, Peradam and James Fuentes, New York 


Dikeou Collection, Denver, CO
Aïshti, Beirut, LB