Josiah McElheny: Modernisms

Department of Art Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Josiah McElheny is a New York–based sculptor, performance artist, writer, and filmmaker best known for his use of glass with other materials. In 2012 and 2013, his work was the subject of two major survey exhibitions, Some Pictures of the Infinite at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, and Towards a Light Club at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. He has written for such publications as Artforum and Cabinet, and is a contributing editor to Bomb Magazine. Book projects include The Light Club published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010 and Interiors, a reader coedited by Johanna Burton and Lynne Cooke, published by CCS Bard and Sternberg Press in 2012. In 2006 he was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Since 2001 he has been a senior critic in sculpture at the Yale School of Art.

Josiah McElheny is the fall 2013 Teiger Mentor in the Arts.