Solo Exhibitions


2015   Chromosphere, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

           Sweet'n Low, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2014   Half Life. Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

2013   Seismograph. Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

2012   Airmail. Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

           Lost in America, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

2008   Before the Flood, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

2007   Zugzwang, Freight+Volume, New York, NY

           Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

2005   Stadia, Fusebox, Washington, DC

2003   Shine, Fusebox, Washington, DC

2001   Rome Arts, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions


2015   The Slow Burn, Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR

2014   I Never Can Say What I Mean, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

2013   highways and byways. together again, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2012   Gare de L’Est, Esslinger Kunstverein, Esslingen, Germany

            Das Gleiche nochmal anders - Über die Unmöglichkeit der Wiederholung, Andrae Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany

            The Long Now, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

2011   Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

            Broadway Billboard, Socrates Sculpture Center, New York, NY

            Reverie, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY

            Free Play, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

2010   Minimalism and Applied II, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

            Pictures about Pictures, Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK),  Vienna, Austria

            Private Announcement, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

            Objectified, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

2009   Under Control, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

2008   Minus Space, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

            Synesthetics, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

            Change Case, New York, NY

2007   Minimalism and Applied I, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

            Escape from New York, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney Australia

2006   Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo Modern and Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2005   Adaptation Syndrome, HWAC, Richmond, VA

2002   Loss & Ardor, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

            Where the Boys Are, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

            Chromophilia, Fusebox, Washington, DC

2001   Fusebox, Washington, DC

2000   Game On, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

            Kosmobiologie, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY

1999   White Columns, New York, NY

1998   Hang Time, White Columns, New York, NY

            Son of a Guston, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

            Wood, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY

            Bard College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Chocolate Factory, Red Hook, NY

1997   Current/Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Bibliography


Nilsson, Håkan. "Sylvan Lionni Mitt Emellan Pop Och Minimalism" Review. Svenska Dagbladet [Stockholm] 17 Dec. 2015: n. pag. Print.

Blasberg, Derek. "Derek Lam's Manhattan Home" Architectural Digest September 2015

"Los Angeles Ranch House Upstairs Study" Dwell. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Aug. 2015

Halle, Howard. "Kids at Work" Time Out New York 17-23 June 2015: 23

Wilson, Michael. "Sylvan Lionni" Artforum Summer 2014

Johnson, Paddy. Whitney Kimball, and Corinna Kirsch. "We Went to Soho: Dust Motes and Homoerotica" Art F City, 24 April 2014

Butler, Sharon. "Sylvan Lionni at Kansas." Two Coats of Paint. N.p., 4 Apr. 2014. Web. 28 Aug. 2015

Cornish, Sam. "Highways and Byways. Together Again” Abstract Critical. N.p., 3 Dec. 2013. Web. 28 Aug. 2015

Papper och plåt i finstämt möte, Svenska Dagbladet, 19 December 2012

The Lookout, Art in America (Online), 26 April 2012

Art + Architecture, Baltimore, MD, Schmitz Pressm 2012

The Long Now, University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 2012

Miller, Leigh Anne; Art in America; June 2011

Naves, Mariol Reverie, City Arts; June 15- July 12, 2011 Volume 3, Issue 11

Wiehager, Renate.  Minimalism And Applied II.  Daimler AG, 2010

Utstallning, Svenska Dagbladet, 8 April 2010

Konst, Stockholm City Paper, 25 March 2010

Duggan, Ginger Gregg and Fox, Judith Hoos, Under Control.  University of Washington Press, 2009

Coburn, Tyler, Sylvan Lionni's "Before the Flood" at Freight and Volume, Rhizome, 23 October 2008

Wiehager, Renate.  Minimalism And Applied I.  DaimlerChrysler AG, 2007.

Wiehager, Renate.  Minimalism And After: Tradition And Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present.  Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006

A New Dynamic, Interior Design Magazine, February 2006

Lombardi, D. Dominick, Adaptation Syndrome: Painting in Contemporary Image Culture, NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2005

Dixon, Glenn, Reserved Seating, The Washington Post, 28 April 2005

Dixon, Glenn, Unpacking the Boxes, Washington City Paper, 30 January 2003

Dixon, Glenn, Batchelor Boys, Washington City Paper, 8 February 2002

The Belt Way, Interior Design Magazine, August 2000

Griffin, Tim, Game On, Time Out New York, 6 July 2000

Turner, Grady, Wood, Flash Art, March 1999

Turner, Grady, Son of a Guston, Flash Art, January 1999


Selected Commissions


General Dynamics, Falls Church, VA

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD


Selected Collections


The National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Peter Halley, New York, NY

A.G. Rosen, Wayne, NJ

Stephen Morse, New York, NY

General Dynamics, Falls Church, VA

The Daimler Collection, Berlin, Germany

Derek Lam, New York, NY

Amy Sillman, New York, NY

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD

Adam Shopkorn, New York, NY

Flight Club, New York, NY




1998   Master of Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1995   Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY