b. 1986, Watertown, South Dakota

lives and works in Ridgewood, NY

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 INSECURITIES, This Friday or Next Friday, 89 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Transparent Trophies, with Jess Willa Wheaton. As In Exhibitions, Oakland, CA

2010 Division of Labour, with Jess Willa Wheaton. Deluge Contemporary Art. Victoria, BC

2009 Good Omen, Bad Omen, Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, CCA, San Francisco, CA

2006 Welcome Home, with James Sterling Pitt. Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, CA

Group Exhibitions

2019 Big Ringer, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2018 Off Road, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Summer Invitational, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Representing Rainbows, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, GP Presents, New York, NY

2016 Ordinary Disorder MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Street at Canal, Hunter College, NY

2013 Celebrate Lupercalia, 450 W 41st St. Hunter College, NY

2012 Can't Stop Rock Lobster curated by Merkx & Gwynne. Shoot the Lobster, NY

2012 IDEAL POLE: A Repetition Compulsion by Bjarne Melgaard, Ramiken Crucible, NY


Cook, Cindi. "Jewel Box: Carnegie Hill Gets a Shimmery Update." New York Cottages & Gardens 17 Oct. 2015: 104. Print.

Jerry Saltz. IDEAL POLE at Ramiken Crucible Best Show of 2012. NY Magazine. 2 December, 2012

Karen Archey. IDEAL POLE. A Reality Testing by Bjarne Melgaard. Spike Magazine. 2012

Francesca Gavin. Interviews Artist & Curator Bjarne Melgaard on IDEAL POLE. Dazed & Confused Magazine. 2012

Julia Halperin. NYPD Pay a Visit to the White Tigers at IDEAL POLE. Art in the Air: ArtInfo.com. 29 May, 2012.

Alexandra Shytsman. There Are Live Baby Tigers On The LES Right Now... For Art. gothamist.com. 25 May, 2012.

Roberta Smith. Bjarne Melgaard: IDEAL POLE. The New York Times. 24 May, 2012. Print.

Corinna Kirsch. There Are Baby Tigers at Ramiken Crucible. Art Fag City. 22 May, 2012.

Andrew Russeth. Bjarne Melgaard brings Real Live Tigers to Ramiken Crucible. NY Observer. 22 May, 2012.

All together Bay Area Arts. Pick of the week. Happenstand.com. 3 September, 2010.

Robert Amos. Some art leaves you scratching your head. Victoria and Vancouver Island Newspaper Time Colonist.

25 January, 2010.


2016 MFA Hunter College, New York, NY

2014 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany

2009 BFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


2014 Leutz/Reidel Study Abroad Fellowship at the Universität der Künste Berlin

2014 Kossak Painting Mid-program Fellowship, Hunter College, New York, NY

2008 Ralls Memorial Scholarship, All College Honors, CCA, San Francisco, CA

2005-2009 Richard Price Memorial Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2005 National Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Silver Key for Tagging Blind Contour, Carnegie Hall, NY

2005 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Gold Key, Minneapolis, MN