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Joseph O’Neal

Born 4/19/1983 North Carolina

Bio: Joseph O’Neal lives and works in Easton, Pennsylvania. O’Neal is an internationally collected artist having participated in group and solo exhibitions throughout The United States, Europe, and Mexico; including large scale exhibitions in Basel, Switzerland in 2011, 2015, and Zurich in 2018 respectively. Joseph’s work has appeared in publications such as The Basler Zeitung, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Art Rated, Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification, Lula Japan, as well as interview features with Telebasel, and NPR.

Statement: O’Neals work creates seams by coupling non-objective imagery with written texts such as dates, names, and various words and phrases. The back and forth between the two elements presents an ambiguous field of opportunities, and suggests textual interpretation from a place beyond verbal or written language. Urgency and chance are ever-present in the works as is the dirt on the road to conclusion. Since 2009 O’Neal has been creating Jackie Onassis portraits and drawings in a repetitive manner. These works have defined rules and act as a counter balance to the non-objective works. Behaving more like color fields than portraiture, O’Neal views this series as a long term meditation. A zen garden.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

• 2018- A Sunday in Soho III (w. Joe Strasser), Möbel Factory, Zürich, Switzerland

• 2018- de profundis, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2017- World Champs, Ard Bia, Galway, Ireland

• 2017- during a time like this, Activate: Market Street, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

• 2016- Trapping Ghosts, The Road Gallery, New York, NY

• 2015- A Sunday in Soho II (w. Joe Strasser), Gimmick Studios, Basel, Switzerland

• 2011- A Sunday in Soho (w. Joe Strasser), Fabrikreal Glanzmann Generalunternehmung AG, Basel, Switzerland

• 2009- I don’t think he gave her the time that night but damn near – damn near. , Stash Gallery, Miami, Fl

Group Exhibitions

• 2020- Way Out, La Grange Gallery, Cernay-Lés-Reims, France

• 2020- Send Help, Levee Contemporary, Princeton, WI

• 2020- If You Like This, You’ll Love That, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

• 2020- Glimpse, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

• 2020- People, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA

• 2019- ‘Okay, Where is The Cake?’, Warbling Collective, online exhibition, London, England

• 2019- ‘Of Course, I Haven’t Forgotten’, Warbling Collective, 155A Artists Space, London, England

• 2019- A Collection of Lines, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA

• 2018- Intersection 2018, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2018- Buyers Market, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA

• 2017- Intersection 2017, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2017- Metro 31, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2017- The 500 Project, The Road Gallery, New York, NY

• 2017- Buyers Market, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA

• 2016- Intersection 2016, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2016- Queen of Angels : When a Church Dies, Art and Artifacts, Newark, NJ

• 2015- Crossing Your Own Line, R.JAMPOL PROJECT(S), NYC, NY

• 2015- Grand Opening, Quinientos Cincuenta, Mexico City, Mexico

• 2015- Chainlink invitational, Hibbleton gallery, Los Angeles, CA

• 2015- Home Tour, The Road Gallery, NYC, NY

• 2014- New Digs, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2014- Everything Like This, Javier Santiago Gallery, Montclair, NJ

• 2014- Dichotomy, Index Gallery, Patterson Art walk, Patterson, NJ

• 2014- Art Reach XXII, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2014- CMYK, Littlefield Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• 2013- Chapter 237, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2013- Cover the Wall, 7 Dunham Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• 2013- Works on Paper, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

• 2013- Metamorphosis, Electric Lotus Gallery, Boonton, NJ

• 2013- Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, NY

• 2012- Put a bow on it, Kraine Gallery, New York, NY

• 2012- Peril, Armageddon Ink Gallery, Brooklyn NY

• 2012- Amalgamation, Space Womb Contemporary Gallery, Queens, NY

• 2012- Imminent Twilight, Space Womb Contemporary Gallery, Queens, NY

• 2012- let the good times roll, Gallery Twenty-Two, Charlotte, NC

• 2011- Imaginary Arms, Arch Collective Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• 2011- let the good times roll, Gallery Twenty-Two, Charlotte, NC

• 2010- umbilical poetry, Space Womb Contemporary Gallery, Queens, NY

• 2010- let the good times roll, Gallery Twenty-Two, Charlotte, NC

• 2010- art slam standoff, Niagara, Manhattan, NY

• 2010- viscera, Spice Factory Gallery , Brooklyn, NY

• 2010- beginnings, Spice Factory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

• 2010- Mythed Connections, Lawton Basement, Brooklyn, NY

• 2010-Instant Gratification, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

• 2009- burning bridges, Stash Gallery exhibition during Art Basel, Miami, Fl

• 2009- Skate and Create, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC

• 2009- Polaroid Party, Hibbleton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

• 2009- What the Flock, Black Sheep, Charlotte, NC

• 2008- under the bridge, Stash Gallery exhibition during Art Basel, Miami, Fl

• 2008- Cliché, Art Fuel, Wilmington, NC

• 2007- Beer Thirty, Black Sheep, Charlotte, NC

• 2007- Sketchbook project, Art House, Atlanta, GA

• 2007- Just for Kicks, Black Sheep, Charlotte, NC

• 2006- Grand Opening, Williamsburg White Room, Brooklyn, NY

Bluetan Collective Exhibitions

• 2015- ultisols, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ

• 2012- Woodhull, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

• 2011- Suspect your Elders, Bluetile Skateshop & Gallery, Columbia, SC

• 2010- small towns burn a little slower, Push Gallery, Asheville, NC

• 2009- you either build it or you don’t. , Dayone Skate Shop & Art Space, Bridgeport, CT

• 2009- Idioms of Grief, Electric Moustache Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Selected Press

“Sora-Iro: Inside of You”
Lula Japan, number 12, by Matheus Katayama
March, 2020

“Vernissage: A Sunday in Soho II”
Baz Kompakt, by Tamara Wernli
June 4th, 2015

"A Sunday in Soho”
Basler Zeitung
May 28th, 2015

"Poetry Issue”
Sensitive Skin Magazine, number 12
April, 2015

"The Open Solitudes of a Plural Self: Joseph O'Neal on Painting”
Sensitive Skin Magazine, by Erik Noonan
January, 2015

"Artist Interview: Joseph O'Neal”
Artrated, by lily Koto Olive
November 29th, 2012

”In New York Entdeckt Joseph O’Neal and Joe Strasser”
Telebasel
September 4th, 2011

”Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification”
ISM Publishing
2010

”bluetan Collective with Joseph O’Neal and Geoff Henshall”
WFDD NPR Affiliate, Triad Arts Segment, by David Ford
2009

“art feature”
blu Magazine, number 2, by Johnny Woody
2008