Joe Speier

Born 1992 in Cincinnati, OH

Lives and works in New York, NY

Joe W. Speier is a Cincinnati born artist based in New York. Speier’s recent work appropriates found drawings by anonymous and untrained artists and transcribes them pixel-by-pixel using ballpoint pen. Speier weaves his pen-ren- dered forms into imagery from various sources, most recently adult coloring books: a new therapeutic activity that resonates with millennials for its twee and feel-good imagery. These works examine Speier’s interests in the tension between art for therapy or vocation and raise questions about the authorial and authentic intention of the artist.

Exhibitions

Apple in the Dark

Feb 26 - Apr 3, 2022

The Frog Show

Aug 7 - Sept 4, 2021

Solo

2021
Ленивый and старательный
Plague Space, Krasnodar, RU
You Likey
Kings Leap, New York, NY
2020
The Waiter’s Lament
Springsteen, Baltimore, MD
2019
We’re Only In It For The Money
Gern en Regalia, New York, NY
2018
Chin Up Bar (with Michelle Uckotter)
Baltimore, MD
2017
Counted Out (with Abby Lloyd)
Gern en Regalia, Queens, NY

Group

2022
Apple in the Dark
Harkawik, New York, NY
2021
The Frog Show
Harkawik, New York, NY
Parasites
Pik Deutz, Cologne, DE
2020
Kā Skan, Tā Atskan
No Moon, New York, NY
Hippies use the side door to enter the bazaar
The Drill Hall, Sydney, AU
2019
Scarecrow Show
Green Thumb Organic Farm, NY
Growing Pains
Polansky Gallery, Prague, CZ
2018
Toxoplasma Grannii Maybe
Catbox Contemporary, Queens, NY

Curatorial

2022
Paintings, David Ngiam
King’s Leap, New York, NY
2021
American Pickers
Triest Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2019
Bar Art
Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2017
Sinkhole Project
roving and online (ongoing)

Press

2021
Tatol, Sean. Manhattan Art Review
“Kritics Korner: Joe W. Speier - You Likey? - ****” April 2021
TheGuide.art
“Joe W. Speier You Likey?” April 2021
2020
Jensen, Gabrielle. Ofluxo
“Y’all Enjoy Now: Gabrielle Jensen Interviews Joe Speier,” June/July 2020
2019
Gruppe
Issue 1, 2019