CV

  • South Dakota, 1977. Lives and works in Portland, OR.

Education

  • Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 2010
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 2008
  • MFA, UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
  • BA, Architecture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2000

Solo exhibitions

2018

2017

2016

  • Playing and Reality, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

2015

  • New Weather, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

2013

  • A History of Graph Paper, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
  • Ij, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK

2012

  • To Understand Photography You Must First Understand Photography, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
  • Recursion, Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, MO

2011

  • Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

2020

  • Keeper of the Hearth, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
  • The Quiet Show, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2019

2018

  • Eighty @ Eighty: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Screenspace, Rosler Hotel, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2017

  • By the River, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cross Currents, COMA Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970s to Present, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • How to be being, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2016

2015

  • Speed Space, Tif Sigfids, curated by Alexandra Gaty, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mending Wall, The Pit, curated by Alexis Rose, Los Angeles, CA
  • Linear Abstraction, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Painting the Sky Blue, Stefan Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Part Picture, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
  • Passing Leap, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
  • Theories on Forgetting, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Kill All Zombies, Property Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Camera of Wonders, Kadist Art Foundation, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Paris, France, travelled to Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Medellín, Columbia; Colección Isabel y Augstín Coppel, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ocean of Images: New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2014

  • California Dreamin': Thirty Years of Collecting, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Fixed Variable, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
  • Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany / Paris, France
  • Aggregate Exposure, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Me and Benjamin, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
  • The Actual, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

2013

  • Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Abrons Art Center, curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer, New York, NY, travelled to George Washington University, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities, Department of Light Recordings, Section IV; Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Paris, France
  • Still Life Picture Plane, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Building Materials, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • Fearful Symmetry, Balice Hertling, curated by Zoe Stillpass, New York, NY
  • Merge Visible, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2012

  • Moves Thinks Repeats Pauses, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Dualities, Omissions, Loops, and Ruptures, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
  • OPTOTYPE: A Show of Skowhegan Alumni, 92YTribeca, New York, NY
  • The Crystal Chain, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
  • Photography Is, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
  • Towards A Warm Math, On Stellar Rays, curated by Chris Wiley, New York, NY
  • New Photography in Palma, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain
  • Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
  • Photogenus, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Building Material, Control Room, curated by Lucas Blalock, Los Angeles, CA

2011

  • Through The Warp, Regina Rex Gallery, Queens, NY
  • Leads to Another, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
  • Productive Steps, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY
  • Aggregates, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Real World: Function, Ligne Roset, New York, NY
  • Cauldron Projeckts, Birmingham, AL

2010

  • RIPTIDE, The Kitchen, New York, NY
  • Whitney Independent Study Program 2009 – 2010 Studio Program Exhibition, Art In General, New York, NY

2009

  • Nightingale, Workspace 2601, Los Angeles, CA

2008

  • Al’s Pizzeria, Skowhegan, ME
  • Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
  • Toledo Friends of Photography, Toledo, OH

2007

  • Collisions, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • MFA Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Feedback, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain
  • Closed, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2006

  • California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
  • Second Natures, UCLA EDA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Zero1, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  • CODE:BLUE, Millennium Museum, Bejing, China
  • Morphosis: Continuities of Incomplete, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2005

  • Short, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • CTRL, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography

2022

2020

  • Great works made from home #2. British Journal of Photography, May 2020.

2018

  • Beil, Kim. Artforum Critic’s Pick: John Houck. Artforum. January 2018
  • Cale, Louise. 11 UCLA alumni featured in the Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A. 2018’. UCLA Newsroom. July 2018
  • Chang, Richard. Made in L.A. the Hammer Museum Biennial. Blouin Artinfo. June 14, 2018
  • Carrier, David. John Houck: Holding Environment. The Brooklyn Rail. December 18 to January 19th 2018 issue
  • Finkel, Jori. Signs of the Apocalypse at the Hammer Museum. The New York Times. June 3, 2018
  • Knight, Christopher. Made in L.A. 2018′: Why the Hammer biennial is the right show for disturbing times. Los Angeles Times. June 5, 2018
  • Millinson, Constance. Art in the Age of Trump. Times Quotidian. July 27, 2018
  • Russeth, Andrew. San Francisco’s Jessica Silverman Gallery Now Reps John Houck. Artnews. May 29, 2018
  • Vankin, Deborah. Hammer Museum announces artists for ‘Made in L.A. 2018’; expect the biennial to get political. Los Angeles Times. February 13, 2018

2017

  • Morgan, Kendall. Artists explore the seen and unseen in these ambitious Dallas exhibits. CultureMap Dallas., January 26, 2017
  • North, Caroline. 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas This Week, January 10-16. Dallas Observer. January 9, 2017

2016

  • Dawson, Jessica. John Houck: Playing and Reality. Village Voice. April 5, 2016
  • Kramer, Kaitlyn A. Critic’s Picks. Artforum. April 22, 2016
  • Laster, Paul. Weekend Edition: 11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 11. Observer. April 7, 2016
  • Pini, Gary. 10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week. Paper Magazine. April 7, 2016
  • Pogrebin, Robin. On Stellar Rays Expands Its Lower East Side Universe. New York Times. February 4, 2016
  • Scher, Robin. Where the Line Leads: John Houck at On Stellar Rays. ARTNews. May 11, 2016
  • 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week. ARTNews. April 4, 2016
  • Cut and paste and snap: the new collage photography – in pictures. The Guardian. January 19, 2016
  • Goings On About Town: Art ‘John Houck’. The New Yorker. April 10, 2016

2015

  • Bergman, Jeff. 128 – John Houck. Atlas. July 24, 2016
  • Cotter, Holland. Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by Camera’s Eye. New York Times. December 3, 2015
  • Everett, Daniel. In Conversation: Daniel Everett and John Houck. Paper Journal. February 1, 2015
  • Gelt, Jessica. Artists turn to Mama Shelter hotel ceiling into pop art salute to Mom. Los Angeles Times. May 31, 2015
  • Miranda, Carolina A. Arts & Entertainment: Datebook. Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2015
  • Houck’s Progress. Art in America. November 2015
  • Repetition and Difference. The New Yorker. March 18, 2015

2014

  • Colucci, Emily. What is an Aggregate Photograph? M Daily. February 7, 2014
  • Indrisek, Scott. Hauser & Wirth Has Your Multi-Generational Photography Weekend. Blouin Artinfo. June 27, 2014
  • Kado, Steve. Eternal Ohm. Artforum. May 2014
  • Newbury, Susanna. Superfluous Things: John Houck and David Gilbert. X-TRA. Spring 2014
  • Tarmy, James and Sienske, Michael. Bright Prospects: John Houck. Architectural Digest. December, 2014
  • Wiley, Chris. John Houck In Conversation With Chis Wiley. WAX. Summer, 2014

2013

  • Haber, John. The Axis of Time. The New York Photo Review. September 22, 2013
  • Heinrich, Will. The Most Memorable Gallery Shows of 2013> New York Observer-GalleristNY. December 18, 2013
  • Knoblauch, Loring.John Houck, A History of Graph Paper. Collector Daily. September 16, 2013
  • Muniz, Vik and Barney Kulok. Issue 47. Blind Spot. Spring/Summer, 2013
  • Penny, D. John Houck: A History of Graph Paper. ArtObserved. October 9, 2013
  • Rosenberg, Karen. John Houck: ‘A History of Graph Paper’. The New York Times. October 3, 2013
  • Schultz, Charlie. Fall Preview: Photography in New York City. ArtSlant.com. September 10, 2013
  • Slater, Josephine Berry. Slave to the Algorithm: Editorial. Mute. Spring 2013
  • Vogel, Wendy. Decenter. Artforum. April 1, 2013
  • Warner, Nick. Agenda John Houck. Art in America. October 24, 2013
  • Goings on About Town: Art ‘John Houck’. The New Yorker. September 20, 2013

2012

  • Halperin, Julia. NADA Report: Young Talent and Savvy Collectors Keep the Cool Fair Ticking Over. Blouin ARTINFO. December 6, 2012
  • Heinrich, Will. Going off the Grid: ‘Towards a Warm Math’ at On Stellar Rays. New York Observer. May 22, 2012
  • Houck, John. Pine Ridge: An Interview with Jim Houck. Highlights. June 29, 2012
  • Howard, Christopher. John Houck. Artforum. July 12, 2012
  • Laluyan, Oscar. The Not So Cold Calculated Works of Art. Arte Fuse. April 30, 2012
  • Lustfeldt, Heather. John Houck Creates Lively Illusions with Graphs, Symbols and Printing. The Kansas City Star. July 25, 2012
  • Porter, Matthew and Hannah Whitaker. Issue 45. Blind Spot. Spring/Summer 2012
  • Russeth, Andrew. On Stellar Rays Now Representing John Houck. New York Observer. November 14, 2012
  • Steinhauer, Jillian. Can an Art Fair Ever Be More Than an Art Fair? Hyperallergic. December 7, 2012
  • Goings On About Town: Art ‘John Houck.’ The New Yorker. July 26, 2012
  • Goings On About Town: Art ‘Photography Is.’ The New Yorker. May 9, 2012
  • Showing: ‘Dualities, Omissions, Loops, and Ruptures’ @Luis De Jesus Gallery. Arrested Motion. March 20, 2012

2011

  • Blalock, Lucas. A Conversation with John Houck. Layflat. December 1, 2011
  • Hiemstra, Graham. Through The Warp: Exhibitions of Textile-Inspired Work Bends Perception. Cool Hunting. June 8, 2011
  • Miller, Leigh Anne. The Lookout: A Weekly Guide. Art in America. June 23, 2011
  • Porter, Matthew. Indeterminate Scale. Triple Canopy. August 19, 2011
  • Sher, Abby. John Houck. Abe’s Penny. Volume 3.11, March 2011

2009

2008

Selected Publications

2018

  • Christovale, Erin and Anne Ellegood. Made in L.A. 2018. New York: Delmonico Books/Prestel Publishing, 2018. [exh. cat.]

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • LODRET, fold-out poster
  • Three Hours Photographing the Same Page, Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship (New York, NY)

2011

  • Abe's Penny
  • No Layout, 3 Exclusive Digital Guides to Photography, 2, 3, and 11
  • PARALLELOGRAMS, web project

Fellowships / Grants

  • 2011 Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • 2008 National Endowment for the Arts, Anderson Ranch Residency
  • 2007 UCLA Arts Forum Grant

Public Collections

  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY