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Joe Bochynski (b. 1986, Buffalo, NY) was an elementary school safety patrol member from 1996-1997, altar server from 1999-2004, and dad since 2016. His mosaic bricolage artwork focuses on the rituals and allegories found within daily life; saving them from the dustbin of the endless scroll.

He received a BA in Mathematics and Studio Art from Hobart College in 2008, and an MFA in painting from RISD in 2013. His first artist book was published in 2016 by CEPA Press with support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He show throughout New York and has participated in residencies at Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY) and the Vermont Studio Center.  Bochynski works in Brooklyn, NY.


2013 MFA Painting - Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI

2007 BA  Studio Art - Hobart College; Geneva, NY (cum laude)

2007 BA  Mathematics - Hobart College; Geneva, NY (cum laude)


Exhibitions (solo)

2021 Spolia - SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Curated by John Witty; New York, NY

2016 Civics - Big Orbit Gallery; Buffalo, NY

2015 Everybody is Everybody - Davis Gallery at Hobart College;

          Geneva, NY

2014 Permission - TFNF Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

2009 New Suburban Landscape - Buffalo Sugar City; Buffalo, NY 

2007 Suburban Imagery and Irony - Houghton House Gallery; Geneva, NY


Exhibitions (select group)

2021 Transcendent - Local Project, Long Island City, NY

     The Marble Mouth Oracle - Below Grand, New York, NY

     Building Salon Show - The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

2020 Sculpture, Not Sculpture - Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

     A Romantic Comedy - Wallplay and 25Kent, Brooklyn, NY

     Big Summer T Shirt Show - Ex Ovo, Dallas, TX

2017 The Socrates Annual - Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

     To Chance, To Wander - Fjord; Philadelphia, PA

     Multiverse - Black and White Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

2016 Making the Future - David & Schweitzer Contemporary; Brooklyn, NY

     Echo Art Fair|NYC - High Line Loft; New York, NY

     FOMO - Black and White Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

2015 Chasm - BT&C Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Making History - Storefront Ten Eyck; Brooklyn, NY

     Möbius - permanent installation at Projekt 722; Brooklyn, NY

     Reactivator - The Active Space; Brooklyn, NY

     Glass House: Intimacy With Buildings - Ballroom Projects;

          Chicago, IL

2014 Small Goods - Projekt 722; Brooklyn, NY

     Flat File Show - BT&C Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Global Village; 3rd edition - RochusKapelle; Landshut, Germany 

          and Kulturhuset Bronden; Copenhagen, Denmark

     To Labor With Love - Fjord Projects; Philadelphia, PA

2014 Echo Art Fair - BT&C Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Fall Gala - Birchfield-Penny Art Center; Buffalo, NY

2013 Graduate Thesis Exhibit - RI Convention Center; Providence, RI

     Well: RISD Painters 2013 - Projekt 722; Brooklyn, NY

     Labor Force - Memorial Hall Project Space; Providence, RI

2013 Echo Art Fair - BT&C Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Defending Freedom - Fort Abcoude; Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Too Big To Fail; Graduate Painting Biennial - Sol Koffler Gallery; 

          Providence, RI

     White Tie Show - Expose; Providence, RI

     Just In Case (Buffalo Edition) - Permanent installation,

          Big Orbit Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Do You Think I Care? - Gelman Gallery at RISD; Providence, RI

     Recent Acquisitions from the Gerald Mead Collection - Carnegie Art 

          Center; North Tonawanda, NY

     Personal Culture - RISD Gelman Gallery; Providence, RI

     Two Become One - Wayfarers Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

     Myth Making - RISD Gelman Gallery; Providence, RI

     The Artists Among Us - Burchfield-Penny Art Center; Buffalo, NY

     Rotating Exhibition - Grandoff Center at Brown University; 

          Providence, RI

2011 Echo Art Fair - Buffalo Central Terminal; Buffalo, NY

     Buffalo on the Bowery - Charles Bank Gallery; New York, NY

     Chain Letter - Samson Projects; Boston, MA

2010 Beyond |In Western New York - Burchfield-Penny Art Center;

          Buffalo, NY (catalog)

     Steel and Concrete - Workbar; Boston, MA

     Carry-Out Show - MEME Gallery; Cambridge, MA

2009 Area Artist’s Show - Collector’s Gallery, Albright-Knox

          Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY

2008 Black and White Exhibit - Market Street Art Center; Lockport, NY

     Trimania - Buffalo Artists Studio; Buffalo, NY

     Third Annual Staff Show - Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Opening Show - Bon Vivant; Buffalo, NY

     Annual Members Show - Big Orbit Gallery; Buffalo, NY

     Senior Exhibit - Houghton House Gallery; Geneva, NY



How One Artist Uses Ceramic Tiles

    Jennifer Valdez in Craff House Blog, 9.27.2017

The NYC Artist Excavating ‘Alternative Facts’

    Jessica Leigh Hester in CITYLAB, 2.28.2017

A Fictional Department of Archaeology for NYC

    Claire Voon in Hyperallergic, 1.30.2017

10 Must-See Events and Artworks at Bushwick Open Studios

    Sarah Cascone in artnet, 9.30.2016

Making History: Bushwick (publication)

    Arts In Bushwick Press, p. 109. 2016

Concise Guide to the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios

    Jillian Steinhauer in Hyperallergic, 9.27.16

FOMO Becomes Art

    Eva Kis in Metro, 1.8.2016

Three Artists Chase After The Impossible

    Colin Dabkowski in The Buffalo News, 9.10.15

Bushwick Open Studios: Where Artists Run the Show

    Paddy Johnson in Art F City, 6.11.2015

Bushwick Occult Studios: Proof that Art is Alchemy

    Dallas Athent in Bushwick Daily, 6.9.2015

To Labor With Love

    Erica Maust in Title Magazine, 5.21.2014

A Really Big Show

    Greg Cook in The Providence Phoenix, 5.23.2013

Beyond | In Western New York 2010; Alternating Currents (catalogue)

    Albright-Knox Art Gallery Press, p. 53. 2010.

Visual Arts Bubble Over in WNY Museums and Galleries

    Buffalo News, 9.25.2009

Observing Suburbia

    Colin Dabkowski in Buffalo News, 9.11.2009



Civics; A Dossier. CEPA Press, Buffalo, NY. 2016. 64 pages.



Joe Bochynski

    Kimberly Ruth for Art Uncovered podcast, March 2017

In The Studio With Joe Bochynski

    Jake Weigel in International Sculpture Center re:sculpt, May 2016

Joe Bochynski

    Portia Makoma in [Silence is Accurate], June 2015


Residencies and Awards

Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2017

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 2016

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, 2015

Arthur Dove Award, Hobart College, 2008

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