KEITH J. VARADI
Born in Pittsburgh, PA 1985
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2011
MFA Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2008
BFA Painting and Printmaking (English minor), Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Reader's Digest, Rue Vanderstichelen 106, Brussels, Belgium
Bear In Mind, Welcome Screen, London, United Kingdom
2013
Electric Banana, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA
Maurice, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
2011
Live Attitude, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2010
Economics, Locker 50b, Richmond, VA
Cloak Wheel, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
2009
You All Freed Men, A Clean Poorly Lighted Space, Menomonie, WI

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014
Lifetime Personal Fantasies, LLC, Beefhaus, Dallas, TX (with Michael Kennedy Costa)
there, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Maria Walker)
2011
Gin & Tonic, The Joanna, Houston, TX (with Michael Kennedy Costa)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
ARENA SHOWCASE, HAW Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
Petrella's Imports presents Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
POST, ITP Space, Jackson, WY (with Picture Menu)
Leaning Steeples, SHOW ROOM, Brooklyn, NY
Cointemporary, Exposé (online exhibition)
SHOWROOM, Ricou Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Final Frontier, Washington College, Chestertown, MD (with Picture Menu)
For Your Eyes Only, Annarumma, Naples, Italy
Shrink It Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY
2013
Split Seven, Fowler Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
SOULDRONE/SUPERDEMO, Adult Contemporary, 888-669-0404
Group Show, The Brandon, Houston, TX
Side Out, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY
Jean Degottex, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Travess Smalley, Keith J. Varadi , Ricou Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Bad As I Wanna Be, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Ridgewood, NY
F(re)e Play, Stadium, New York, NY
2012
Do or Dye, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Mulholland Dérive, Los Angeles Road Concerts, Los Angeles, CA
Mall of America, Place, Portland, OR
On The Fence, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
2011
DIS, DAT, DEEZ, DOZ, The Joanna, Houston, TX
This Heat, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD
In Between The Sheets, Work Space Harlem, New York, NY
Exit Strategy, White Box, New York, NY
North American Graduate Art Survey, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The Wrong Miracle, Galeria NoMiNIMO, Guayaquil, Ecuador
2010
We're All In This Together, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Dudes, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
Almost Famous, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Burns Slower, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
Exit Light, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
666666 Darth Gray, The Summit, Richmond, VA
Anti-Anti/Non-Non, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Hood Rich, The Hexagon Space, Baltimore, MD
New Waves, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2009
Peace Poster (GIFTLAND), Printed Matter, New York, NY
Pseudonymous, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Painting, Ford Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Panel Discussion, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
Analogous, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
2008
The Fungusamongus, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
Doppelganger, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
Gesamtkunstwerk!, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
Island, CUNY-The College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

PRESS
2014
"Summer Art Exhibitions from Around the Globe, 2014," Eyes Toward The Dove, Katy Diamond Hamer, 8/18/14
"Who Would Want to Visit Dallas in August? Artists, Apparently." Dallas Observer, Lauren Smart, 8/7/14
"Becoming my idol with Keith J. Varadi," Bad At Sports, Jacob Wick, 6/24/14
"STOP BY: Essex Flowers" Kaleidoscope, Simone Krug, 5/6/14
"What are Casual Essays?," WOW HUH, Louis Doulas, 2/17/14
"This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Let’s Get Real," Art F City, Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball, 1/13/14
2013
"Bad as I Wanna Be: An Interview with Joshua Bienko and Piper Brett," Temporary Art Review, Sheilah Wilson, 10/3/13
"This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two," Art F City, Whitney Kimball, Corinna Kirsch, and Gabriela Vainsencher, 9/9/13
"Picture Menu's Elastic de facto @ Carter & Citizen," #ffffff Walls, August 2013
"Peripheral Prose," artcritical, Nora Griffin, August 2013
"9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 2: Hot House @ Longhouse Projects," GalleristNY, Dan Durray, 5/28/13
"Keith J. Varadi: From 16 Bit to 60 Inches," NY Arts, Summer 2013
"In Conversation with Joshua Abelow & Keith J. Varadi," Elena Michael, Issue Two, May-June 2013
"Keith J. Varadi's Muted Oil Paintings at David Shelton Gallery," Houston Press, Meredith Deliso, 5/21/13
"A slap of the absurd at Tiger’s Style Points and Substance Pangs,"theartblog, Chip Schwartz, 4/23/13
"Liaisons Dangereuses," Baltimore City Paper, Michael Farley, 2/13/13
"Liberti(n)es Review," bmoreart, Sean Ostrowski, 2/1/13
"New Art Spaces in the Bushwick Area, Part 1," Hyperallergic, Stephen Truax, 1/9/13
2011
"Summer Bummer Review," Foxy Digitalis, Crawford Philleo, 7/11/11
2010
"Summer Bummer Review," Still-Single/Dusted, Doug Mosurock, 10/18/10
"Picayune’s Got Your Summer Bummer Just In Time," Impose Magazine, Mike Sheffield, 9/1/10
"The Wages of Din," Decibel Magazine, Scott Seward, July 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
Happy Hour at Flem's (with John Roebas), Bunk Edition
"Polly Wants a Cracker and Distressed Denim," There There, Summer 2014
"First Blood: Samara Golden's Mass Murder at Night Gallery," Prism of Reality 3
"LISTEN TO: L.A. Club Resource," Kaleidoscope, 6/27/14
"Cycle 3," Circle Poetry Journal
"Sub Rosa," Info-Punkt
"Ivin Ballen, CEO," Bunker259
"Biting the Hand That Feeds You: How To Stay Out of the Dog House While Barking at the Ivory Tower," Artfrum, 5/2/14
"VISIT: Depression at François Ghebaly," Kaleidoscope, 4/16/14
"A Hazard, A Mission," Wonder, 3/22/14
"Egalitarian Elite: Mai-Thu Perret at David Kordansky Gallery," Artfrum, 3/13/14
"Keith J. Varadi Talks Shop with Bodega," NY Arts, 2/19/14
"The Bubble Gum Dirge," Artfrum, 2/10/14
"Steel Your Mind: The 2013 Carnegie International," Artfrum, 1/16/14
"Hippies Use Side Door: Alan Shields at Cherry and Martin," artcritical, 1/6/14
"LISTEN TO: Shlohmo," Kaleidoscope, Winter 2013/14
2013
"Keith J. Varadi’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013," NY Arts, December 2013
"Grey Matter: Patrick Jackson at François Ghebaly," Artfrum, 12/22/13
"Art Sugar Net Magic," Artfrum, 12/12/13
"A Work Week In Houston," Painter's Bread, 12/7/13
"Abelow 101," WOW HUH (Fall 2013)
"The New Image: Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon," artcritical, 10/10/13
WOPOZI (The Violet Issue)
Cool Whip, Picture Menu Press
"Poems by Keith J. Varadi," WOW HUH (Spring 2013)
WOPOZI (The Carmine Issue)
The Blank Horn (The Prophetic Issue)
Teach The Free Man How To Praise
2012
Neuse
Unsaid #6

2010
Night Moves (collaborative zine with Vlad Smolkin), Self-Published
2009
Analogous, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University (Catalog)
2008
More Pentagrams: Writings 2004-2008, Jawhole Paper and Print
Statements, Jawhole Paper and Print

DISCOGRAPHY
Keith J. Varadi "Road Poems" CD-R, Self-Released
Picayune "Stunned/No Intentions" CS, Goaty Tapes
Picayune “Summer Bummer” 12”, Feeding Tube Records
Picayune “Deth Vibe Weekend” CS, Crater Records
Picayune “Miracle/Hospital” CS, Scotch Tapes
Picayune “Fucking At The Atlar” CD-R, Calypso Hum

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
2013
Plagiarism - The Sex Dungeon, Lindenwold, NJ
2012
Plagiarism - Palmetto Palace, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Picayune – That House In Jackson Ward, Richmond, VA
2010
Picayune – Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
Picayune – The Fishbowl, Richmond, VA
Picayune – Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
Picayune – The Summit, Richmond, VA
Picayune – The Hexagon Space, Baltimore, MD
2009
Picayune – Southwest Burrito, New Brunswick, NJ
Picayune – The Charleston, Brooklyn, NY
Picayune – Howler’s, Pittsburgh, PA
Picayune – The Hexagon Space, Baltimore, MD
Picayune – The Cake Shop, New York, NY
Picayune – Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY
Picayune – Death By Audio, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Picayune – The Charleston, Brooklyn, NY

ART PERFORMANCES
2014
Contract, OFG.XXX, Dallas, TX
Q&A with Eugene Kotlyarenko, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Q&A with The Jogging, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Cisco Sysco SisQó, La Fonda, Rockaway Beach, NY
Writing Program, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Chuckles Plus, The Gershwin Hotel Theater, New York, NY
2010
Coming Soon, Reference Gallery, Richmond, NY

READINGS
2014
The Composing Rooms, Berlin, Germany
Happy Hour at Flem's, Abilene, Brussels, Belgium
Mild Translation, Jupiter Woods, London, United Kingdom
Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles, CA
Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Capulet's Orchard, Chin's Push, Los Angeles, CA
Everyone deserves a second chance maybe, ltd, Los Angeles, CA
Private Party, Macie Gransion, New York, NY
2013
Scorched Rune, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
Who By Fire, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY
Thunder Weep, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
The Lamp Post, Jersey City, NJ
Cool Whip, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CACKLE TAZ, Gallery Homeland, Houston TX
Couples Therapy, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
A Ridding, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
A Ridding, James Fuentes, New York, NY
An Opening, Open Space, Baltimore, MD
2012
A Ridding, Regina Rex, Ridgewood, NY
Lake Eerie Blues, BUCKBUCK, Cleveland, OH
Viscous Cycle, Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY
Whitmen, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
EXTERIOR, Stockholm, Brooklyn, NY
Men's Warehouse, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY
Riled Ponies, The Charleston, Brooklyn, NY
The Folding Chair 2:2, 61 Local, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Notorious, Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, NY
Moveable Feast, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
Sponge HQ, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
PAPA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

PROJECTS
2014
Curator, Conference Call in the Waiting Room, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Co-Curator (with Nathan Coutts), Spectrum, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Minneapolis, MN
Curator, Mondays, et al., Chin's Push, Los Angeles, CA
Curator, Soup du Jour, Sadie Halie Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2013
Co-Curator (with Michael Kennedy Costa & Rachel LaBine), Elastic de facto, Picture Menu at Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
Curator, Peripheral Prose, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
Curator, Hot House, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
Co-Curator (with Michael Kennedy Costa), Meghan Petras, Eleglance, Picture Menu, Brooklyn, NY
Co-Curator (with Rachel LaBine), Style As Substance, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
Co-Curator (with Rachel LaBine), Style Points & Substance Pangs, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Curator (with Michael Kennedy Costa), EJ Hauser & Ilse Murdock, Patois, Picture Menu, Brooklyn, NY
Curator, Liberti(n)es, Open Space, Baltimore, MD
2012
Co-curator (with Michael Kennedy Costa), Nathan Dilworth, Second Set, Picture Menu, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Curator, For Your Health, Sponge HQ, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2010
Co-curator (with Michael Kennedy Costa), Exit Light, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
Mix Tape Free Draw, Free Art School, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

AWARDS / HONORS
2011
Residency, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY
VCU Arts Graduate Travel Grant, Houston, TX
Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
VCU Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2010
VCU Arts Graduate Travel Grant, Portland, ME
Lillian and Nat Reiss Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
VCU Arts Graduate Travel Grant, Iowa City, IA
2009
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency and Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2005-2008
Dean's List (Every Semester), Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

LECTURES
2014
Publications & Multiples Fair, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2011
Alternative Antecedents, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2010
Slide Jam, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Artist Talk, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA