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Joe Mckay


b.1970, Swansea, Wales, lives and works in New York


Solo Exhibitions


2016                  One 2 One, The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery at Alfred State College (Alfred, NY)

2015                  Away From Keyboard, (collaboration with Kristin Lucas), Postmasters Gallery, New York (New                                   York, USA)

       Tablet Tumbler, (collaboration with Kristin Lucas), Postmasters Gallery, New York (New York, USA)

       Play: In Three Acts highlights, Beall Center for Art + Technology, University of California Irvine                (California, USA)

       Joe McKay, The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery at Alfred State College, Alfred, NY (New York, USA)


2014                  Light Wave, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2013                  Light Wave, Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, curated by Nancy Grove (New York, USA)


2010                  Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                          BigTime, Berkeley Art Museum, online (Berkeley, US)


2007                  Loss of Signal, VertexList (Brooklyn, USA)


2004                  Loading, VertexList, (New York, USA)


2001                  The Electric Donut, (with Kristin Lucas), New Museum of Contemporary Art, Media Z Lounge (New                           York, USA)

       The Electric Donut, (with Kristin Lucas), Gallery 400 (Chicago, US)


2000                  May Show, Project Space, Sculpture Center (New York)


Group Exhibitions


2015                  Play: In three Acts, Beal Center for art and Technology, UC Irvine, CA 


2014                  Eybeam Winter Showcase, Eyebeam (New York, USA)

       Buttons, Northern Southern Gallery (Austin, USA)

       Ways of Something, screening, Oude Kerk (Amsterdam, Netherlands)


2013                  Sound in Space, MoMA Studio, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA)

       Signals Now, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (Rochester, NY, USA)

       Two person show with Kristin Lucas, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College (Vermont, USA)


2012                  Thanks for Sharing, The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School CT, curated by Greg Lock (Lakeville,                             CT, USA)

                          Tablet Tumbler, Mediations Biennale (Poland)


2011                  Playstation, Postmasters Gallery, curated by Magdalena Sawon (New York, USA)

       Tricked, CultureFix, curated by Lia Woertendyke (New York, USA)

       Spiral Bound: notebooks by artists from New York and San Diego, National University (San Diego,          USA)


2010                  The Future Is Not What Is Used To Be, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, curated by                           Magdalena Sawon (Warsaw, Poland)

                          Matt and Jude Bowl, More than Super (Queens, NY, USA)

                          MADE IN INTERNET, ARTBOOM festival, curated by Marcin Ramocki (Krakow, Poland)


2009                  SISYPHUS OFFICE, Skydive (Houston, USA)

                          the future is not what it used to be, Postmasters Gallery (New York, USA)

                          Aesthetics of Gaming, PACE University (New York, USA)

                          Realtime, online Rhizome commission


2008                  Schematic: New Media Art from Canada, Space (London, England)

       RESET/PLAY, Arthouse (Austin, USA)

       TRY AGAIN, La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain)

       Off the Grid, Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY, USA)

       Deadpan III, The Lab, performance (San Francisco, USA)


2007                  The return of Balance (with Greg Niemeyer), The Falaki Gallery (Cairo, Egypt)

       Fermata, Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, USA)

       8-bit screening, and Big Ups demonstration, PFA (Berkeley, USA)


2006                  The Golden Hour, Gigantic Art Space (New York, USA)

                          NextNew 2006: Art and Technology, ICA (San Jose, CA, US)


2005                  Six Outdoor Projects at LIU, Long Island University (Brooklyn, New York)

       Code Residue, VertexList (Brooklyn, New York)

       Iam5, Parkers Box International Art Fair (Brooklyn, New York)

       The Color Game, screening at the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, USA)


2004                  Game Overature II, Free 103.9 (Brooklyn, New York)

                          The Infinite Fill Show, Foxy Production (Brooklyn, New York)

                          Presence of Light, Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, New York)

                          Color Game, WeeWerks (Toronto, Canada)


2003                  Outpost, Smack Mellon Gallery (New York, USA)

       Radiator Festival (Nottingham, England)

       transmediale.o3 (Berlin, Germany)

       Animations, Kunstwerk (Berlin, Germany)

       ZKM, Robots No Follow (video) (Karlsruhe, Germany)


2002                  Prosthesis, (with Matt Freedman), im n iL Gallery (Brooklyn, New York)


2001                  Animations, P.S.1 Contemporary Art (Brooklyn, New York)

       Stand Clear, Art in General (New York, USA)

       Whitney Independent Study Program, Year End Show, kinetic sculptures, performance (New York,          USA)


2000                  Simulcast Convention 2000: New York, (with Kristin Lucas, Sally McKay, Tim Hirzel, and DJ Mr. E),                             Postmasters Gallery (New York, USA)

       Proposals from Halifax, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

       Church of What's Happenin' Now, Simulcast Convention 2000: Columbus, Wexner Center for the          Arts (Columbus, OH, US)

       Joe McKay / Sandy Plotnikov, YYZ (Toronto, Canada)




       Ashley, Chris "introducing…", NYFA Interactive ( 2006

       Cotter, Holland "Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames", New York Times, Jan 23, 2004

       “Goings on About Town”, New Yorker, July 7th 2003

       Lutker, Shana "The Electric Donut" New Art Examiner, , January - February 2002, p.67



2016–17            Juanita and Joseph Leff Senior Faculty Research Award, SUNY Purchase

2014                  Faculty Support Award, SUNY Purchase

2007/2008         Headlands MFA awardee

2006                  Eisner Award, UC Berkeley


2007                  UC Berkeley, Practice of Art MFA


2000-2001         Whitney Independent Study Program


1989-1993         BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

                          Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Major in Studio, Minor in Art History

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