James Croak 



Solo Exhibitions

2012 Stux Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Bernice Steinbaum, Miami, Fl.

2004 Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001 Stux Gallery, New York, NY

Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City

2000 Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

1999 James Croak TwentyYear Survey, Traveling museum show, Contemporary Art

Center, VA. and other venues. Book by Thomas McEvilley (NY: Abrams, 1999) Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

1996 Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Catalogue).

1995 Rena Branston Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1994 Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

1994 Howard Yezerski, Boston, MA

1991 Blum Helman, New York, NY

1991 Galerie Van der Tann, Berlin, Germany.

1991 Fernando Alcolea Gallery, New York, NY.

1989 - 1990 Hudson River Museum, NY.

1983 The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA.

1982 San Diego State University, CA.

1981 Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA.

1980 Kirk de Gooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA .

1978 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Swept Away, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

2012 Full of Grace, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Palm Beach, FL

2012 To Be Human, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

2011 Joseph Beuys: Coyote, The Large Glass, London

2011 Objects and Paintings, The Large Glass, London

2011 Dirt: the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, WellcomeTrust, London, Kate Forde, curator. Book by same name.

2010 Map Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator.

2007 All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy. Curated by Eric Fischl. The Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, NY.

2006 Metrospacial, Independent Space, curated by Thea Nedelcheva, NY, NY

2006 Extreme Materials, Memorial Art Gallery, Univ. of Rochester. NY 2006 2006Summer, Winston , WAWachter ,Seattle

2005 Triad, James Croak, Eric Fischl, Tony Sherman, Winston Wachter, Seattle WA

2004 Kemper Museum Tenth Anniversary Show, Kemper, KCMO

2004 To Die For, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Corporal Identity, Körpersprache. Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Museum of Art & Design, NYC.  catalogue

2002 New Gallery, Houston, TX.

2000 New York Classicism Now, Hirschl & Adler Gallery, catalog

2000 Multiple Bodies, Limelight, New York, NY, curated by Plum Projects

1999 The Nude in Contemporary Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. CN

1998 Summer Show, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

1998 The Fields, sculpture park, Ghent, NY

1997 Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Landart, (collaborative tableau) Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam,

1996 New York: Body Language, Art Museum of Florida State University curated by Judith Page & Adam Straus (Catalogue).

1996 Preview-Review, Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1996 Narcissism, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CAcurated by Reesey Shaw. (Catalogue)

1996 B.A.B.Y. Hand Workshop Art Center, VA, Virginia Center for the Arts, VA, (Catalogue)

1995 Insights and Outlooks, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Tampa Fl

1995 Der Beurs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 The Riddle of the Sphinx, Islip Art Museum, NY

1994 Zomerexpositie, Galerie De La Tour, Amsterdam

1994 Praticamente Argento, Studio D’ La Citta, Verona, Italy

1994 Babies and Bambies, Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nina Folkersma, curator. (Catalogue)

1994 Across The River And Into The Trees, The Rushmore Festival, NY. Collins & Milazzo, curator. (Catalogue)

1994 Heads & Figures, Carl Schlossberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

1993 Inventario, Studio D’ La Citta, Verona, Italy

1993 I am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY. Christian Leigh curator, (Book).

1992 James Croak, Dan Flavin, Marcello Jori, Sol le Witt, New York Kunsthall.

1992 Niente di Nuovo, La Positiva Assenza di Originalità Nell’Arte, Studio D’ La Citta, Verona, Italy, Anthony Iannacci, curator, (Catalogue)

1992 Childhood: Imitation and Perception, Thomas Broadbent curator, Henry Street Resettlement Center, NY, New York

1991-1992 Childhood Revisited, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992 Art Now, London, England

1992 Child’s Play, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1990 Contra Natura (Body & Soil) Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain. (Catalogue)

1990 Spellbound, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Christian Leigh, curator (Book)

1989 The Nature of the Beast, Hudson River Museum, NY. Barbara Bloemink, curator (Catalogue).

1989 The Dark Sublime, Scott Allan Gallery, New York, NY. Suzaan Boettger, curator

1988 The Edge: An Examination of the State of Things, 38th International Design Conference, Aspen, CO. curated by

Jay Chiat and Henry Wolf. Featured speaker and large scale commission.

1987 Art on the Beach, Creative Time, New York , NY (Annual site-specific competition for large scale commission.)

1985-1986 AVA4, Awards in the Visual Arts, Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY

1985 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA., and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, (Catalogue)

1984 Automobile and Culture, MOCA, Los Angles, Ca.  and Detroit Institute of Art., Detroit MI. Walter Hopps curator, Ivan Chermayeff designer, (Book )


Grants, Awards, Competitions

1988 Art Matters, Inc.

1988 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1987 Art on the Beach, Creative Time, New York , NY

1987 Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship

1985 Awards in the Visual Arts, AVA4

1976 National Endowment for the Arts

1973 National Endowment for the Humanities


2004 Private sculpture garden, Palm Beach, Fl.

1996 Private sculpture garden, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1995 The Pierre, lobby commission, Swanke, Hayden, Connell

1988 Aspen Design Conference, Aspen, CO large scale sculpture commission.

1987 Creative Time / New York City Port Authority, large scale commission (with architects Kreuger & Kaplan).

1975-1976 NEA (6) large scale sculpture commissions.


Publications by James Croak

Reviews, Artnet, 2003-2011 (many)

Essays, Edge.org 2009-2011

Reviews, Sculpture Magazine, 2003

The Dig, Writing on 9/11(New York: Salon, 2002)

The Dig, Salon, Sept 19, 2001

New Skins for the Coming Monstrosities, Project for Atlantic, Madrid. Fall 1997

The History of Everything, fr. The Silent Baroque, Christian Leigh, editor (Salzburg: Thaddaeus Ropac, 1989)

Flashart International, reviews, Italy 1990-1992

An’kani, fr. Babies & Bambies, Nina Folkersma, editor.(Amsterdam:


Maatschapp ij Arti et Amicitiae, 1994)

Vertigo Differance, fr. Vertigo, Christian Leigh, editor (Paris: Thaddaeus

Ropac, 1991) (French / English)

Exile, play (James Croak & Penn Young) 1994

Staying Up, play (James Croak & Penn Young) 1995




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