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Artist J Ivcevich lives/works in New York. He has had solo exhibitions in Indianapolis, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Memphis. He has had work in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and the Mobile Museum of Art. He has exhibited in group shows in NYC, Berlin, Providence, San Francisco and Boston. His work is also included in the collection at the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN. 

        My work deftly outruns the weight of inertia. I refuse stasis and welcome the morphing evolution of theoretical concerns and varying forms of execution. My stylistic signature is the application of textural relief to articulate fine detail whether illustrative or abstracted. The majority of my work over the years has been in the form of paintings but the work maintains a non-traditional edge of experimentation.  Exhibitions often feature complimentary installation elements, sculpture and sound to enhance the conceptual basis of the paintings presented. An allegorical and immersive experience is what I strive for in all my solo exhibitions.
          Over the past couple of years, my efforts have focused on excavating spiritual contemplation from the detritus of urban observation. Source material has been gleaned from layers of shredded street and subway promotional posters. These organic readymade abstractions get reconfigured, edited and orchestrated as multi-paneled paintings, ceramic reliefs and hand-carved wood idols. With my work, I attempt to pause and capture spiritual fragments of our increasingly accelerated culture while the masses pass by idly staring into their smart phones



1994   BA, Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA



2013   New York, Garvey/Simon Art Access, Shreds

2012   New York, Garvey/Simon Art Access, Field Recordings Vol. I

2011   Indianapolis, Garvey/Simon Art Access, J. Ivcevich, A Sampling

2010   Franklin, Indiana, Franklin College, Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Surface to Air

2008   Memphis, David Lusk Gallery, Sanctuary

2007   Chicago, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Sidewalk Soliloquy

2005   Memphis, David Lusk Gallery, Crate Digger

           Indianapolis, Ruschman Fine Art, Sacred City

           Atlanta, Barbara Archer Gallery, Silhouette City and the Pastoral Paradox Reprise

           Washington, DC, JET Art Projects, Street Semiotic

2004   Atlanta, SunTrust Plaza Gallery, Ghost on the Highway

2003   Indianapolis, Ruschman Fine Art, Tis of Thee II

           Atlanta, Saltworks Gallery, Tis of Thee

2002   Atlanta, ShedSpace, Congregation of

2001   Atlanta, Uri Vaknin Gallery, Pastoral Paradox and other work



2013   New York, Basak Malone, Butterfly Effect

2011   New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, I Bleed Black

           New York, Lu Magnus Gallery, The Pleasure is All Mine

2010   Lisbon, Antagonist Movement, Dolls of Lisbon

           New York, Empty No More,  Never Records

           New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Employee of the Month

2008   Indianapolis, Ruschman Fine Art, Surface: Message & Medium

           Mobile, Mobile Museum of Art, Post-Boomers and the New South

           Providence, Dead Cat Gallery, Antagonist Art Movement

2007   Berlin, Antagonist Art Movement

           Atlanta, Youngblood Gallery, SK8 or Die

2006   Atlanta, New Street Gallery, The Vinyl Show II

2005   Atlanta, Youngblood Gallery, SK8 or Die

           Atlanta, New Street Gallery, The Vinyl Show

           New York, Phillips de Pury & Co., Lucky Draw Sculpture Center Spring Benefit

           New York, Gavin Brown’s Passerby, Hope Auction

           Atlanta, MOCA GA at SunTrust Plaza, MOCA Majors

           Washington, DC, JET Art Projects, Go Figure

2004   Jacksonville, Museum of Modern Art, Push Play: Redefining Pop

           Pittsburgh, Fe Gallery, Running Rampant

2003   Atlanta, ArtSpot, Dekalb Ave.

           Atlanta, Spruill Gallery, Looks Good on Paper

           Atlanta, City Hall East, Unrandom Acts of Violence: Artists Respond to Terrorism and the War

           Atlanta, Emory University, Young Alumni Invitational

           Atlanta, Youngblood Gallery, SK8 or Die

2002   Boston, OSP Gallery, New American Paintings

           Atlanta, Eyedrum, Collusion

           Atlanta, NoNo Space, Fresh

           Atlanta, Saltworks Gallery, Debut

           Atlanta, Youngblood Gallery, Mon-Petit

           San Francisco, Bucheon Gallery, Narrative Paintings

2001   Atlanta, Reed Gallery, The Shrine of the Holy Consumption

           New York, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, I Love NY Art Benefit


2011   The New Yorker, I Bleed Black, September 5th

2006   Open Studios Press, New American Paintings,Volume 59: Northeast Competition, Selected for Cover, p. 66-68

2005   Art Papers, “Reviews: Memphis, TN Hamlett Dobbins & J. Ivcevich” Susan W. Knowles, November/December, p. 48-49

           Creative Loafing, “Asphalt City” Felicia Feaster, October 5th

           Atlanta Journal Constitution, “The fake, real mix of  complexity” Jerry Cullem, OCtober 9th

           NUVO, “Sacred Appropriations” Julianna Thibodeaux, September

2004   Creative Loafing, “Drive by Shooting: J. Ivcevich turns the open road into a haunted highway” Felicia Feaster, March 4th, p. 54

           Art Papers, “Reviews: Atlanta: Dekalb Avenue” Robin Bernat, January/February, p.40-41

2003   Art Papers, “Reviews: Atlanta: J. Ivcevich” Charles H. Nelson Jr., July/August, p. 35-36

           NUVO, “Wimpy’s World” Julianna Thibodeaux, June 18th, p. 24

           Creative Loafing, “Troubling Possibilities: J. Ivcevich’s retro renderings address a culture blind to ominous portents” Felicia Feaster,

           March 19, p. 59

           Open Studios Press, New American Paintings, Volume 40: Southeast Competition, Selected for Cover, p.82-85


2010     Finalist for MTA Arts for Transit 86th St. and 4th Ave Project

2004     Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1993      1st Place Visual Art, Stipe Society Creative Competition

1992     2nd Place Visual Art, Stipe Society Creative Competition

1991-1994    Member of the Stipe Society for Creative Scholars at Emory University

1989     Portfolio Winner, National Scholastic Art Awards, Indianapolis, Indiana


Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Progressive Insurance

Southerland, Asbill & Brennan, Atlanta, Georgia

King & Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia

Creative Arts Guild Permanent Collection, Dalton, Georgia

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