Elwyn F. Palmerton   

2928 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609

(main/cell) 917-653-2438   




2002                                        Bachelor’s Degree New York University  New York, NY.

(Major in Art)               

2004                                        Masters in Fine Arts New York University    New York, NY

                                                (Studio art)


Selected Exhibitions 

Solo and Two-person Shows


November Rain, Maple Street Denim, Oakland, CA.


The Laughing Dough, Southfirst Gallery, New York, NY.

We All Float Down Here, MacArthur B. Arthur, Oakland, CA.


The Revolution, HQ Gallery, New York, NY.

Under Constructions, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY.

Group Shows


Survival Instinct, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.


Kalassal, Kala Art Institute, Oakland, CA

Holiday Art Show - Small Works by Local Artists, Maple Street Denim.

Collage Party 2, Center for Creative Growth, Oakland, CA.


Fusion in the Visual ARTS, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI. 2010  1 ¾ Inch, The Convent at St. Cecilia’s, New York, NY.


Trance, Chance, Dreams, and the Unconscious, Southfirst Gallery, New York, NY.


Still Life, Southfirst Gallery, New York, NY.


New American Talent, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas.


When the Revolution Comes, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY.

Real Party, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.

SONYA Studio Stroll, Brooklyn, NY.

Works on Paper, Long Beach Arts Foundation, Loveladies, NJ.


National Collage Society Juried Exhibition, Salem, OH.

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY.

New York Emerging Artists, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield MO.

House of Cards, European Papers Limited, Columbus, OH.

PooL Art Fair, The Solita Soho Hotel, New York, NY.


T Gallery, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.

Heavenly Bodies, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY. 2003

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY.


Curatorial Projects   

Homing Devices, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.

Denatured, Broadway Gallery, NY, 2006.

All of the Above, Spencer Mattress Factory, Brooklyn, NY, 2006.



2007 – 2008                             Warren County Community College – Taught introduction to

Drawing, Introduction to Painting, and Introduction to Graphic Design as an adjunct professor.   


Speaking Engagements

New York Institute of Technology, Visiting Critic, Dec 12, 2007.

The New York Academy of Art, Visiting Critic, Mar 12, 2008.

New York University, Visiting Critic, Dec 8, 2008.


Awards and Residencies

CCI Quickgrant, 2015.

Pollock-Krasner Award, 2011.

The Ora Lerman Trust Soaring Gardens Artist Residency, 2011.

Change, Inc. grant, 2006.



“Tips for Today”, Papermag online, Jan 2012.

SFGate.com staff “We All Float Down Here: Collaborative Works by Alison OK Frost and  Elwyn Palmerton”, SFGate.com, Jan 13, 2012.

Oakland Art Enthusiast Staff, “Macarthur B Arthur ‘We All Float Down Here” Oakland Art  Enthusiast. Jan 17, 2012: web.

Lynn Maliszewski in White Hot Magazine, Review of 1 ¾ Inch, Oct 2010: web.

Tyler Coburn, “Brooklyn Gallery Round-up”, Art Review, Oct 2008.

Lucio Pozzi, “Review of The Revolution.” Il Giornale dell’Arte, Jan/Feb 2008. Salvador Castillo, “New American Talent: The Twenty-Second Exhibition”, The Austin Chronicle, Aug 10, 2007.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, “Summer Exhibits Make for Lively Viewing”, Austin360.com, Jun 30, 2007.

Andrew Long, “New American Talent: A New Commitment to Photography”, Glasstire.com, Aug 2007.  Anne Ellegood, “Writing for the Revolution”, New American Talent, The Twenty-Second Exhibition Catalog, 2007.

Holland Cotter, "When the Revolution Comes", The New York Times, Dec. 26, 2006. James Wagner, “When the Revolution Comes”, JamesWagner.com, Dec. 10, 2006.


Published Art Writing

Regular contributor of contemporary art exhibition reviews and essays for arts publications, including Frieze, Flash Art, Squarecylinder.com, Zing, Sculpture, Artillery, Popmatters.com, New York Arts Magazine, and Art Review since 2004.


Selected articles and reviews:  


Francesco Igory Deiana @ CULT, Squarecylinder.com, October 3, 2015.

Todd Hido @ Casemore Kirkeby, Squarecylinder.com, July 21, 2015.

Philip Maisel @ Gregory Lind, Squarecylinder.com, June 24, 2015.

Doug Hall @ Rena Bransten, Squarecylinder.com, May 25, 2015.

Mark D’Estout and Jay Kelly at Jack Fischer Gallery, Art Ltd. May/June 2015.

Rosha Yaghi at Tyler Wood Gallery, Art Ltd., March/April 2015.

Benoit Maire at Kiria Koula Gallery, Artillerymag.com, February 25, 2015.


Forrest Bess at Berkeley Art Museum, Artillery, November 2014.

Art Nowhere, Advertising Everywhere, Artillerymag.com, September 17, 2014.

“Ryan Trecartin Reaches for the Supporting Stars”, Artillery, Jun 2014. “Michelle Segre at Derek Eller Gallery”, Artillery, May 2014.

“Failing Better: Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley Gallery”, Artcritical.com, Oct 2014.


“Doug Aitken at 303 Gallery”, Artillery, Apr 2013.

“Owen Kydd at Nicelle Bouchene”, Frieze, No. 154, Apr 2013.


“Jen Mazza at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery”, review by Elwyn Palmerton, Artillery, Vol. 7 No. 2:  November/December 2012.

“Julian Hoeber at Harris-Lieberman Gallery”, Frieze, No. 151, Nov-Dec 2012.

“Mark Flood at Luxembourg & Dayan”, Frieze, Issue 150, Oct 2012.

“Tom Thayer at Derek Ellery Gallery”, Artillery, Sep 2012.

“Benjamin Butler at Klaus von Nichtssagend”, Artillery, Jun/Jul 2012.


“Karl Wirsum at Derek Eller Gallery”, Artillery, Sep 2010.

“Hiroyuki Doi at Ricco/Maresca Gallery”, Artillery, Jul 2010.


“Kate Gilmore at Amy Smith-Stewart Gallery”, Artillery, Mar 2009. “Jeff Davis at KS Art”, Artillery, Jun 2009.   


“Anyspacewhatsoever at the Guggenheim”, Artillery, Dec 2008. “Phoebe Washburn at Zach Feuer Gallery”, Artillery, Oct 2008  “Jim Shaw at P.S.1: The Donner Party”, Sculpture, Sep 2008.

“Mike Wilson at Canada Gallery Review”, Artillery, Jul 2008.

“Keith Tyson at Pace-Wildenstein Gallery”, Sculpture, Oct 2008.

“Liz Craft at Marianne Boesky Gallery”, Sculpture, Jun 2008.

“Ai WeiWei at Mary Boone Gallery”, Artillery, Mar 2008.

“Katherine Bernhardt at Canada Gallery”, Artillery, Mar 2008.

“Wade Guyton at Frederich Petzel Gallery”, Artillery, Jan 2008.

“DHARMA’s Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of LOST”, PopMatters.com Aug 3, 2008: web.


Corporate Logo, Frieze Online, Oct 2007.

Carter Mull, Frieze Online, Sep 2007.

Mike Nelson, Artillery, Vol. 2, No. 1. Sep 2007.  Kwik-E-Mart, Artillery, Vol. 2, No. 1. Sep 2007.

Banks Violette, Sculpture, Vol. 2, No.1. Sep 2007. Stephen Shore, “Biographical Landscapes:  The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-79”, NY Arts Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2007 Vol. 12 No. 9/10.  Louise Nevelson, “The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson”, NY Arts Magazine, Sep/Oct 2007 Vol. 12 No. 9/10.

Dana Schutz, ArtReview, Jul 2007.

Brock Enright, ArtReview, May 2007.

Rachael Harrison, Artillery, No. 5.  Peter Piller, ArtReview, Apr 2007. Ann Craven, Artillery, No. 4.

Noah Fischer’s Rhetoric Machine, NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb Vol. 12, No. ½.


Matthew Ritchie, “The Universal Adversary”, Artillery, No. 3. Grey Flags, Frieze, Issue 102, Oct 2006.

Space Boomerang, Frieze, Issue 99 May 2006.

Michael Bell-Smith “Focused Forward”, NY Arts Magazine, Sep/Oct Vol 11, No. 9/10. Michael St.

John, “I’m Child of Divorce, Gimme a Break”, NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006  Vol. 11, No. 1/ 2

Matt Bua & Jesse Bercowitz, “Bragging Rights:  The Largest Bowie Knife Ever Made”, New York Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006 Vol. 11, No. 1/ 2

Gabriel Orozco at Marian Goodman review, NY Arts Magazine Mar/Apr 2006 Vol. 11, No. 3/4 Anthony Burdin Takes Us Backstage, NY Arts Magazine Mar/Apr 2006 Vol.11, No. 3/4 Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, “Sonic the Warhol” Review, NY Arts Magazine May/Jun 2006 Vol.

11, No. 5/6

Tara Donovan review, NY Arts Magazine, Jul/Aug 2006 Vol. 11, No. 7/8

Nicole Cherubini review, NY Arts Magazine, Jul/Aug 2006 Vol. 11, No. 7/8


Familiar, Foreign, Synesthetic:  Invented Worlds at the Whitney, NY Arts Magazine, Volume 10 No. 11/12.

Drunk vs. Stoned 2: Revenge of the Stoned, NY Arts Magazine, Volume 10, No. 11/12.  Jon Kessler’s Global Village Idiot, Zing Magazine No. 20.