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b. 1974, Cincinnati, OH.

Based in New York, NY and Boston, MA.


2002    MFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in New Genre

1997    BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH in Sculpture, Painting and Printmaking



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Todd Pavlisko received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2002. He was included in the 2013 Armory Focus: USA Centennial, curated by Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, and has had solo and group exhibitions at numerous institutions, including MoMA PS1; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum; Bass Museum; and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and New Orleans; among others. His work is represented in both private and public collections, including the City of Naples; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum; the Dutch Consulate, and others. Todd Pavlisko was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and is based in New York City and Boston, where he is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Brandeis University.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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Rosenberg, Martha. 'Is This Art Too Risky or Offensive to Display?' Huffington Post, Apr 28, 2014.


Seda-reeder, Maria. 'Full Circle: Todd Pavlisko's Crown presents a historical art journey through time and space.' Citybeat, Mar 5, 2014.


'Interview: Todd Pavlisko', Time Out Boston, 2011.

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Solo, Collaborative and Two-Person Exhibitions


























I Love You, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

The Viola Quintet, Samsøñ, Boston, MA


Crown, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)

Re: Collection, curated by David McFadden, Museum of Art and Design
ZONA MACO México Arte Contemporaneo, with Samsøn, Mexico City, MX

Solo booth with Samsøn, The Armory Show Art Fair: FOCUS, American Artists, curated by Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum. Piers 92 & 94, New York, NY.


All of Nothing, Samsøn, Boston, MA


VOLTA NY with Samsøn, New York City, NY


Two-person show with Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY


Sleep, Changing Role - Move Over Gallery, Naples, Italy (catalogue)

Tuesday’s Dream, Habres + Partner, Vienna, Austria


on and on, Monique Meloche Gallery; Chicago, IL
Feria México Arte Contemporáneo; Mexico City, Mexico


The Classic Manner of Inclusion, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL


Transmogriaesthetics, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

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Six Features, Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY

Gold, Bass Museum, curated by José Carlos Diaz, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL
Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting, Parody, & Disguise, curated by Michael Stillion, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, OH


Seat's Taken, Burlington City Arts Center, Burlington, VT
group show, Samsøn, Boston, MA


Anthony Greaney X DAN GRAHAM X Samsøn, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA


Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Sleep; Leo Koenig Gallery; Born in the Morning, Dead by Night; Curated by Tony Matelli
Mutual: On Collaboration, curated with Kate McNamara, Sleep, Samson Projects, Boston, MA


Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Roseville Arts at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA


Red Badge of Courage, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Newark Arts Center, Newark, NJ
I Died For Beauty, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, NY, NY
Second City, First, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
Fantasy and Illusion, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA


Bearable Lightness…Likeness, curated by Franklin Sirmans, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, catalogue
Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
PULSE NY with Monique Meloche Gallery, NY, NY


PULSE Miami, with Monique Meloche Gallery, Miami, FL
Darker Than You, Preview Berlin, Berlin, Germany, catalogue
Liste with Monique Meloche Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Pan/Sonic, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL, catalogue


Multiple Strategies, Contemporary Arts Center, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts, Cincinnati, OH
Nothing Compared to This (ambient, incidental and new minimal tendencies in recent art), Contemporary Arts Center, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts, Cincinnati, OH, catalogue
Site Unsee, Newsense Enterprise, Cleveland, OH
Sub: Cultrual, Textual, Liminal; SPACE, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
International Invitational, Art Chicago at Navy Pier with Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL, catalogue
Drift Shift, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH


Stage Fright III: Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Collaborative performance partner with Patty Chang, catalogue
Version ’03; Chicago Cultural Center in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, catalogue


48 Hours, BK Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Cleveland, OH, catalogue
happenstance, Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
MOBB interchange : nyc, Bomb Magazine, No. 79, NY, NY, Collaborative Venture. catalogue


Contemporary Photographers in Pittsburgh, Foreland Street Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
Street Basketball with Milk Crate Hoop, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
developing new realities interchange : simultaneity in action, Het West-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam, Holland, performance, catalogue


Systems, Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA, performance & sound installation
Delivering Time, Performative Arts Symposium, Penn State University, State College, PA, catalogue
Listing Stacked, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, catalogue
None the Less, All the More, Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, performance & installation, catalogue
Wrestling Culture Wars: Let’s Get Physical, MOCA, Cleveland, OH, performance, catalogue
I Have Nothing To Say, Chicago, IL., Pittsburgh, PA., New York, NY, performance & social action


Secrets, Solstice Celebration, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, performance
You Know My Name, You Know My Style, Spaces, Cleveland, OH


out fit, Appropriationists Internationale, CMC, Cleveland, OH
Circus Midway, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, performance


Re-Opening Teplitzky, Dileia Contemporary CMC, Cincinnati, OH, performance
Nova Blue, Streets of Chicago, IL. Performance / Social Action
Mr. Machine (Cattle): Bordering on Conflict, gallerygreen CMC, Oxford, OH
Six Months with Stewart and What’s Her Face: Redundant Redundant, Dileia Contemporary CMC, Cincinnati, OH
gallerygreen inaugural show, gallerygreen CMC, Oxford, OH

Public Collections

Andy Warhol Museum and Foundation, Pittsburgh

Carl Solway, Cincinnati

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Center for Performance Research

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Dutch Consulate: Office of Cultural Affairs, Dutch Embassy, Den Haag, Netherlands
Franklin Furnace, New York
The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation

John Adams Institute, Amsterdam, Holland
Museum of Art & Design, New York

Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Performance Studies International

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh

Rockefeller Foundation, New York
City of Naples, Italy
Progressive Collection, OH
Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, Dayton
University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers, Pittsburgh

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