Ken Weathersby characteristically plays with and against conventions of paintings’ structure, by cutting out and inverting parts, and most recently by embedding photographic images and texts.  He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, with notable solo shows at Minus Space (Brooklyn), Pierogi Gallery (New York), One River Gallery (Englewood, NJ), NIAD Art Center Gallery (Richmond, CA), Some Walls (Oakland, CA), and the John Cotton Dana Gallery, Rutgers University (Newark).  His work has been included in group exhibitions at the National Academy of Art Museum (New York), Honey Ramka (Brooklyn), Odetta Gallery (Brooklyn), 57w57Arts (New York), Parallel Art Space (Ridgewood, NY), Mixed Greens (New York), Aljira Art Center (Newark), the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Gallery (Morristown, NJ), Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York), the Visual Art Center of NJ (Summit, NJ), Seven (Miami), Toomey Tourell (San Francisco), and I.S. Projects (Leiden, Netherlands), among many others.

Weathersby has received numerous awards and residencies, most recently the Individual Artist Painting Fellowship by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Council/NJSCA (2016).  His work has been written about in Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post, Brooklyn Magazine, the New American Paintings blog, Two Coats of Paint, Painter’s Bread, and elsewhere.  Weathersby holds an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  He was born in Mississippi and has lived in the New York City area since 1990.


Ken Weathersby - Exhibitions
2018
Inside Job (solo), Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
“First I was afraid, I was petrified...”, Treasure Town, Brooklyn, NY
NJSCA / Mid-Atlantic Arts Individual Artist Fellows,
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
The Idiosyncratic Pencil, (organized by Ann Stoddard), Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC

2017
Time After Time (solo), Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
Infinity Pool (curated by Rebecca Morgan and Stephen Eakin), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NY, NY
ColormaniaPaul Corio, Robert Otto Epstein, Ken Weathersby, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pointing Fingers: Julie Ann Nagle, Genesis Tramaine, Ken Weathersby, (curated by Jo-El Lopez), 77 Market Street / Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ

2016
Razorbilder: Lars van Dooran, Stephen Eakin, Kirsten Nelson and Ken Weathersby, Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Monuments in Reverse (curated by Jacob Cartwright), 245 Varet, Brooklyn, NY
Precision and Pattern (curated by Christine Romanell), Maloney Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
I See a Rib (curated by John O'Connor), Hozhoni Art Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

2015
Part to Whole: work by Li Trincere and Ken Weathersby (curated by Karen Schifano), Key Projects, NY, NY
Off the Grid, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Textual, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Seers, Signs: Gerd Borkelmann, Cody Tumblin and Ken Weathersby (curated by Dan Devening), 57w57 Arts, NY, NY
Improvised Showboat (curated by Lauren Britton, Zachary Keating and Gary Stephan), Gary Stephan studio, NY, NY
MA Crossed with KW: Recent Work by Michele Alpern and Ken Weathersby, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
Molting, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Contrasting Abstractions (curated by Virginia Butera), The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ
Therely Bare (Redux) (curated by John Tallman), I.S. Projects, Leiden, the Netherlands; Arts Athina, Athens, Greece; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, USA
 
2014
Pierogi XX, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Off the Wall, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Aljira Emerge 11, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ  

2013
Silent Opera (solo), One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Cache (solo), NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA
Linda Francis, John O'Connor, Ken Weathersby, Suite 217 Gallery, NY, NY
Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Working It Out, The Painting Center, NY, NY 
Nearly Neutral (curated by John O'Connor), Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2012
Strange Fit (solo), Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
The Other Ken Weathersby (solo), Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Post-Op, Mixed Greens Gallery, NY, NY
Armory Show, with Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY 
Seven Miami, with Pierogi Gallery, Miami, FL
Textility, (curated by Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera) Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Century of Drawing, USM Museum of Art, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Through You Into Action, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Masquerader, (curated by Ken Resseger) Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MA

2011
Time Is the Diamond (solo), Some Walls, Oakland, CA
Seven Miami, with Pierogi Gallery, Miami, FL
Faction, (curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Without End, Crane Gallery of the University of Delaware, Philadelphia, PA
Postconceptualism: The Malleable Object (curated by Mark Cameron Boyd), Stamp Gallery, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Therely Bare (curated by John Tallman and Ron Buffington), AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; Zeitgiest Gallery, Nashville, TN; Kent State University, OH
Visual Phrasing (curated by Virginia Butera), Maloney Art Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
Armory Show, with Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY

2010
Perfect Mismatch (solo), Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Continuing Color Abstraction (curated by Rella Stuart-Hunt), The Painting Center, NY, NY
Seven Miami, with Pierogi Gallery, Miami, FL
Aqua Miami, part of The Coil Project with Horse Trader Projects, Miami, FL
Centennial Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

2009
The Reverse Side Also Has a Reverse Side (solo), Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
The Grid, Milepost 5, Portland, OR
Postconceptualism (curated by Mark Cameron Boyd and Fernando Batista), Moderno, Washington, DC
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Exposed (curated by Patterson Sims), Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

2008
183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NY, NY
Korus Project, Hun Gallery, NY, NY and Korus House, Washington, DC
Calculating Art: Mathematics in the Visual Field (curated by Virginia Butera), Maloney Art Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
The Permanent Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum, Hattiesburg, MS

2007
(Un)natural Selection, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
Ken Weathersby and Lisa Yokana, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
Patterns, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ

2006
International Juried Show 2006, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2005
In the Game, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Topographics: Recent Art Mapping Global, Local, Mental and Other Space, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
Math, Mazes, Maps, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

2004
Ken Weathersby and Judy Lapides, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
International Juried Show 2004, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Gravity Racers, Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY

2003
Frivolity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
Abstractions, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

2002
Ken Weathersby 11 Samples : 20 Year Sequence (solo), John Cotton Dana Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Ken Weathersby / Recent Paintings (solo), Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
International Juried Show 2002, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Emerging New York Artists, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
The World in Black and White, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2001
Fertile Ground: Drawings by Ken Weathersby (solo), Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA
Ken Weathersby and Nathaniel Price, Toomey–Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Work / Ken Weathersby and Melissa Kretschmer, Gamel Fraser Gallery, Mendocino, CA
Water, Gamel Fraser Gallery, Mendocino, CA

SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2011-present
Studio Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
2016
Individual Artist Grant & Fellowship in Painting, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation / New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2013
Aljira Emerge Fellow, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2008
Individual Artist Grant & Fellowship in Painting, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation / New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2002
Artist in Residence, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ
1997, 1998, 1999
Summer Residence Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Eleanor Poplack Memorial Scholar, Cranbrook Academy of Art

EDUCATION

MFA in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
BFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
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