Artist Bio

Josh Tonsfeldt
Born in 1979 in Independence, Missouri. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Solo Exhibitions
Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

4: Cat - Cos, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin

Physician's Horse Vanishes, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings
Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeld, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY

Lost and Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach and Rice, Los Angeles, USA

Josh Tonsfeldt & B. Wurtz, AnnaElle Gallery, Stockholm
How’s Your Wall? Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky, NY
Creature From the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear? Volker Bradtke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Michele Didier, Paris, France
Data Trash, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
Prolegomena, Gresham’s Ghost hosted by Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA.

Heads with Tails, West street Gallery at Harris Lieberman, NY
Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery – offsite location, Bridgehampton, NY
Proposal for a floor, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY (curated by Alex Gartenfeld)
Catalogue de l'Exposition / Catalogue of the Exhibition, TRIPLE V, Paris, FR
Tamar Halpern / Jacob Kassay / Carter Mull / Valerie Snobeck / Josh Tonsfeldt / Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
Proposal for a Floor, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY (curated by Alex Gartenfeld)
No More Presence, Gresham's Ghost and The Artist's Institute, New York, NY

Toby Ziegler: The Alienation of Objects, Project Space, Zabludowicz Collection, London (upcoming)
In Practice Projects Fall 2010, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Meet Me at the Bottom of the Pool, Martos Gallery - offsite location, Bridgehampton, NY
The same sight slighter, Renwick Gallery, New York
Le Faux Miroir, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Bob Nickas)
Gold in Braddock, UnSmoke Artspace, Braddock, Pennsylvania (curated by Elise Adibi)

Almost, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Lance Goldsmith)
Abstraction and Materialist Praxis in Contemporary Photography, Guinea Kunstraum Hoey-Wasow, Rhinebeck, NY
One Minute More, The Kitchen, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Lyons and Debra Singer)
Phot(o)bjects, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (curated by Bob Nickas)

Controversies of the Common Experience, SOIL, Seattle, Washington (Curated by Vesna Pavlovic);
Object Salon, White Space Gallery, London, UK (curated by Thomas Beale);
Hermann's Grid, Galleria Franco Soffiantino, Turin, Italy (Curated by Gareth James);
Fat Head Balloon Self-Portrait / Excercising for Excorsizing (Mein Doppelganger) / My Lights (Kokopelli)
/ C3PO, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY;
Idiolects, Brown, London, UK (Curated by Lumi Tan);
Evas Arche und Der Feminist Number 15, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY;
Object Salon, Honey Space, New York, NY (Curated by Bob Nickas);
CRG Open Video Series, CRG Gallery, New York, NY;
If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular?, Oliver Kamm Gallery, New York, NY;
Eleven Sessions, Orchard, New York, NY (with Bob Nickas);
Nina in Position, Artists Space, New York, NY (Curated by Jeffrey Uslip);
Squaring the Circle, Suite 405, Brooklyn, NY;

Whyandwherefore: Beginnings, Online exhibition:;
The Kitchen's Benefit Art Auction, The Kitchen, New York, NY;
Inter-Faces, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition, Christie's, New York, NY;

Columbia University First Year Exhibition, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, New York, NY;

Asfour, Nana, The Art of Giving, The Paris Review Blog,, January 27, 2011

Joanna, Fiduccia, Carol Bove, Blinky Palermo, Renwick Gallery group exhibitions, December 2010
Smith, Roberta, Art in Review: The Same Sight Slighter, New York Times, May 17, 2010
Tolosano, Elisabetta, Review, Josh Tonsfeldt at Franco Soffiantino, Flash Art International, May-June, 2010
Cavero, Claudio, Review, Josh Tonsfeldt at Franco Soffiantino, Exibart, April-May, 2010
Fiore, Alberto, Review, Josh Tonsfeldt at Franco Soffiantino, Arte e Critica, March-April, 2010

Hackett, Regina, Phot(o)bjects Lawrimore Project, Another Bouncing Ball, July 15, 2009
Miller, John, Fun Gallery, Grey Room, Spring 2009
NADA Emerging Artist Page, The L Magazine, February 4 - 17, 2009
Coburn, Tyler, Review: Physician's Horse Vanishes, Art Review, January 2009;

Herman's Grid, by Gareth James, Juliet, December 2008 - January 2009
Cotter, Holland, Lower East Side: Art Shoehorned Amid Charm, New York Times, November 13, 2008;
Cole, Lori, Nina In Position, "Critic's Picks",, February 2008;
Cotter, Holland, Nina In Position, Review, New York Times, February 15 2008;
Uslip, Jeffrey, Nina In Position, Exhibition Catalogue, Artists Space, January 2008;

Pribac, Mirela, Inter-Faces, Review, Flash Art International, November - December 2007.


MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY;

BA, Purchase College, Purchase, NY.