solo exhibitions
2015
Melville House, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)
2010
Shadow of a Doubt, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2009

Clash By Night, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2008
The Narrow Margin, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
2006
Detour, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Swing Time, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2005
On Dangerous Ground, Realform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2001
Gelah Penn: Recent Work, 354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY

selected group exhibitions
2014
Plane Talk(ing): Richard Bottwin, Connie Goldman, Gelah Penn, LIC, NY (upcoming)
Art on Paper 2014, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (catalogue)
6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Sideshow Nation II: At the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Paperazzi 3, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013
The Language of Painting, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
CONstruct/ConSTRUCT,
Clark University, Schiltkamp Gallery, Worcester, MA
Paper,
AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paper, Mirror, Torn,
Brian Morris Gallery, NYC
Sideshow Nation,
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paperazzi 2,
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012
Paper Band, Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC
Cut Up, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Morphed, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, NYC (catalogue)
Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (catalogue)
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NYC
2 + 2 = 4,
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC
On the Wall/Off the Wall, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NYC
Paper 2011, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
It's All Good: apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010

Off the Wall, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC
Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
It's a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009
Gelah Penn, Daniel Brodo, David Brody, Jancar Gallery/Jancar Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing Itself: A Survey of Contemporary Practice, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Multi[Ply], Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
UrbanSuburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS
Partners in Art and Life, Brooklyn Public Library, NY, curated by Lynn Saville
Summer Session, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Inside Abstraction, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Degrees of Density, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Marilyn Symmes (traveling exhibition: Arkansas Arts Center and Columbus Museum, GA 2010)
Linear Abstraction, McKenzie Fine Art, NYC
It's a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Present, Perfect, Continuous, Nurtureart, Brooklyn, NY
The Persistence of Line, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Charlotta Kotik
Your Documents Please, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan (traveling exhibition: Budapest, Berlin, Bratislava, Guadalajara, NYC)
Site 92: Phase II, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY
The Notion of Line, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, LI
Peace
, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Radius, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Variations in Black & White, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
War is Over "Again," Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
New Works: Chris Martin, Leslie Roberts, Gelah Penn, Holiday, Brooklyn, NY
Major Drawings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Parts to the Whole, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Elizabeth M. Grady
War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005
Gyrations, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Project Diversity, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn NY
New ’05, Nurtureart at Spike Gallery, NYC
2004
Drawings: Form, Content, Materials, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
Merry/Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003
354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY
2001
Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta Art at White Columns, Brooklyn & NYC, curated by Eric Heist
2000
The Brooklyn Project, Semi-Public at 354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Pierogi 2000 flatfiles
1998
Eich Space, NYC
Seeing Money, Rotunda Gallery, NYC
1997
Artwalk NY, NYC
1995
Buoys: Marking the Place, Art Initiatives, NYC, curated by Bill Bace (catalogue)
Art Initiatives/Bill Bace Gallery, NYC
1994
Sculpture Center, NYC
Mass Exposure, Art Initiatives, NYC
1993
Songs of Retribution, Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC, curated by Nancy Spero
Sculpture Center, NYC
1992
On Paper, Sculpture Center, NYC, curated by Peter Hristoff

curatorial projects
2015
OBJECT 'HOOD, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn (upcoming)
Diphthong, BMCC Fiterman Art Center, NYC, curated by Stephen Maine and Gelah Penn (upcoming)

publications & writing
"Chroniques," artist Gelah Penn, poet Claude Minière; an artist book project of publisher Gervais Jassaud/Collectif Génération, 2011
"Criss Cross" by Gelah Penn, NYFA Current, Oct. 2011
"Limits," Allotrope, Issue #03, Oct. 2011

fellowships/awards
Yaddo Visual Artist Fellowship, 2014
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program 2010/2011, Brooklyn, NY
Saatchi Online Magazine Critic's Choice, by Rebecca Wilson, 2006
MacDowell Colony Visual Artist Fellowship, 1989

collections
Brooklyn Museum Library, Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Cleveland, OH
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
NV/da Architects, NYC
O'Neill McVoy Architects, NYC

selected bibliography
Scozzaro, Carrie. "Out of the Ordinary: Gelah Penn Uses Unconventional Materials to Make Her Mark," Inlander, Nov. 7, 2013
Cohen, David. "Artcritical Pick: Paper Band at Jason McCoy Gallery," artcritical.com, August 2012
Price, Marshall N. "Constellation: The 2012 Annual," National Academy Museum, exhibition catalogue, January, 2012
Birmingham, Mary. "Shifting Dimensions in Textility;" Mattera, Joanne. "Material Means: Diverse Practices, Common Threads;" Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, "Textility," exhibition catalogue, January 2012
Rosoff, Patricia. "Gelah Penn: Surface Tensions," Sculpture Magazine, November 2010, Vol. 29, No. 9
Kalm, James. "Off the Wall at Allegra LaViola Gallery," Rough Cuts: YouTube, July 10, 2010
Martin, Karen. "Degrees of Density at Arkansas Arts Center," InArkansas.com, July 2, 2010
Barrick, Nicole. "Allegra LaViola Gallery Opens Show with Sculptural Works Attached to the Wall," artdaily.org, June 3, 2010.
Catlin, Roger. "Clash By Night: Shadows Become Art," Hartford Courant, August 20, 2009
Symmes, Marilyn. "Degrees of Density," Kentler International Drawing Space, exhibition brochure, June 2009
Wong, Denise. "Present, Perfect, Continuous," Nurtureart, exhibition brochure, November 2008
Kotik, Charlotta. "The Persistence of Line," Kentler International Drawing Space, exhibition brochure, June 2008
Genocchio, Benjamin. "Drawings Set Apart in a World of Lines," The New York Times, March 9, 2008
Budick, Ariella. "Review: Serena Bocchino, Gelah Penn, Art at Alpan," Newsday, March 7, 2008
Frank, Peter. "Gelah Penn: Drawinstallations," Rowan University Art Gallery, exhibition brochure, January 2008
Deliso, Meredith. "Smack Mellon Breaks Out of the White Cube in Dumbo," Brooklyn Heights Courier, January 2008
Miller, Leigh Anne. “Gelah Penn at Kentler and Dam Stuhltrager,” Art in America, October 2006
Frank, Peter. “Major Drawings at Carl Berg Gallery,” Artweek, April 2006, vol. 37, issue 3
Ollman, Leah. “Around the Galleries: Major Drawings at Carl Berg,” The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2006
La Rocco, Ben. “Gelah Penn, International Drawing Center,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2006
Schmerler, Sarah. “Gelah Penn: Detour," Kentler International Drawing Space, exhibition brochure, January 2006
Kalm, James. “Critics Pics: Gelah Penn at Realform Project Space,” Wagmag, May 2005
Bace, Bill. “Buoys: Marking the Place,” exhibition catalogue, 1995
Henry, Gerrit. "Review," ArtNews, November 1982
selected art blogs
Joy. Christopher; Keeting, Zachary. "Gelah Penn, Feb. 2012," Gorky's Granddaughter, May 3, 2012
Samelson, Henry. "Gelah Penn," Buddy of Work, April 7, 2012
Behnke, Paul. "Morphed@Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Structure and Imagery, February 19, 2012
Hurst, Howard. "Summer in Dumbo: A Visit to the Sharpe Foundation," Hyperallergic, July 6, 2011
Naves, Mario. "Art in Brooklyn. Who Knew?" Too Much Art, June 25, 2011
Contarino, Vince. "The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation The Space Program Open Studios," KCLOG, April 23, 2011
artSPACE@16online Gallery, "Featured Artist: Gelah Penn," Making the Art Seen, Nov. 16, 2010
Butler, Sharon. “I like line, too,” Two Coats of Paint, Jan. 22, 2009
Rosof, Libby. “Parts of What’s Up,” Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Artblog, Jan. 8, 2006

teaching/lectures/panels
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA, 2013
College Art Association, 101st Annual Conference, "Painting: The Elastic Frontier," panel, 2013
SUNY New Paltz, adjunct lecturer, 2012
Christie's Education, NYC, guest lecturer, 2012
School of Visual Arts, NYC, guest lecturer, 2012, 2011
SUNY Purchase, NY, guest lecturer, 2010
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, guest lecturer, 2010
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, artist's talk, 2009
Lehman College, NYC, guest lecturer, 2008, 2007
Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, artist talk, 2008
"Women in the Arts," Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, NYC, panel, 2006
Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, artist talk, 2006

education
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, BFA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
 

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