Born and raised on Long Island, NY.  I currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY. 

James Vanderberg


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Exhibition Record (solo shows marked by an asterisk)

2016    Trestle Gallery Member Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

            Drawn On: Brian Matthew Blair, Rene Gortat, James Vanderberg, Los Ojos Gallery, Bushwick, NY.

2015   Ghostbird Press Book Launch, Fatty’s Café, Astoria NY

            On the Inner and Outer Self, St. Paul the Apostle Church, NY, NY

            James Vanderberg & Levi Haske, Los Ojos Gallery, Bushwick, NY

2014    Color, Shape & Form, Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY

            Art Market Hamptons, LOOCART, Bridgehampton, NY

            History Memory Access, Fowler Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

            Winter Salon, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013    All Together Now, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY

            Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            All of the Above, St. Paul the Apostle Church, NY, NY

            First Person Plural, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

2012    Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Year Two, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY

            Water/Marks, Fanelli’s Cafe/Heskin Contemporary, NY, NY

            Space Half Empty, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY

            *Weather-Eye, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY

            Frenzy into Folly, St. Paul the Apostle Church, NY, NY

            *Recent Paintings, Gravity Media, New York, NY

2011    Year One, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY

            Welcome Spring, The Circle Gallery, Amityville, NY

            32 Below, St Cecilia Convent Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Winter Salon, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010    Continuing Color Abstraction, The Painting Center, NY, NY

2009    God Doesn’t Like Ugly, St. Paul the Apostle Church, NY, NY

            World of Imagination Vol. 2 APW Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2008    Hunter College Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, NY, NY        

2007    Fordham Alumni   Exhibition The Center Gallery, Fordham University, NY, NY        

2006    A Merger of Minds Hunter/Pratt M.F.A.Collaborative, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2005    Collision Machine Group Show, D&S Knitwear, Brooklyn, NY

2003    *Space for Rent The Shop Gallery, Wantagh, NY

2002    *Colorblind Senior Thesis Exhibition, Fordham University, NY, NY

2001    Fordham in Orvieto The Center Gallery at Fordham University, NY, NY


2016 Brooklyn Art Space Visiting Artist Residency   

2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency Grant

2009 Tony Smith Fund: Hunter College alumni award

2007 Luetz/Riedel Fellowship: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, France

2001 Susan Lipani Travel Scholarship: Orvieto, Italy


2008 MFA Painting CUNY Hunter College

2002 BA Visual Arts Fordham University


2014-Present Instructor, The Art Students League of New York. NY, NY

2014-Present Instructor, Saint John’s Preparatory H.S., Astoria, NY

2008-2014 Adjunct Professor of Art, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

Summer 2014 - Instructor, P.I. Art Center, Incheon, South Korea

2013-Present Instructor, P.I. Art Center, NY, NY

2012-Present Instructor, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2011-2012 Instructor, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY