Joel Longenecker is a painter living and working in the Hudson Valley, NY.  Born in 1963 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he moved to New York in 1990, establishing a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  He studied painting at the Tyler School of Art, where he worked with Stephen Greene, Susan Chrysler White, Stanley Whitney and Dona Nelson.  He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Michigan in 1988 and that same year attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where he studied with Guy Goodwin, David Reed, Altoon Sultan and Ursula Von Rydingsvard.  Over the years, he has shown his work in many group and solo shows and has taught at many colleges and universities including:  Mount Holyoke College, Brandeis University, Pratt Institute and The New School.



1988      Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1988      M.F.A., Painting, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1985      B.F.A., Painting, (cum laude), Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA



2016      Painting, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2007      Ignorance and Bliss, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

2004      Joel Longenecker, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY

2003      Joel Longenecker, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2001      Joel Longenecker, Farrell/Pollock Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY



2014      The Indexical Mark, (curated by Michael David), with Karin Davie, Ben LaRocco, Mike Olin, Fran O’Neil, Ben Pritchard, Susan Rothenberg, Karen Schwartz, Whitney Wood-Bailey and Etty Taniv, Life On Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012      Rockslide Sky (curated by Carleen Sheehan), The Center Gallery and the Lippani Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY, with Justin Berry, Mary Carlson, Marsha Cottrell, Steve DiBenedtto, Franklin Evans, Janet Gillespie, Jared Handelsman, Michelle Kloehn, Katerina Lanfranco, Tom McGrath, Laura Newman, Morgan O'Hara, Ann Pibal, Marcy Rosenblat and Jackie Saccoccio 

2011      Victory For Tyler 2011: Works on Paper and Posters (curated by Robert Storr), Crane Arts Building, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2010      It's a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

2008      Shape Shifters: New York Painters (curated by James Biederman), traveling: The A..D.Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC and Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY, with Bill Jensen,                 Chris Martin, Dorthea Rockburn and Margrit Lewczuk

2008      Ways of Seeing (curated by Rebecca Shea), The Lobby Gallery at 499 Park Avenue, New York, NY, with Mary Heilman, James Biederman, Ryann McGinnes and Albelardo Morell

2006      Process and Promise, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

2004      Pierogi: The Flat files, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2004      Pierogi: The Flat files, University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY

2004      100 x 100, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY

2003      New York, New Work, Now!, The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

2003      Pierogi: The Flat files, The University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

2002      Peripheral Vision (curated by Richard Bruce), Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY

2002      Strong Painting, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY

2002      The N3 Summer Abstract Painting Exhibition, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2002      Pierogi, The International Armory Show, Hudson River Piers, New York, NY

2001      The Pierogi Flat Files, Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

2001      Independent Study: Work by Mount Holyoke College Art Majors and their Faculty, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2000      Multiple Sensations, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2000      Haulinʼ Ass, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999      Thirty-Sixth Juried Exhibition, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

1999      Natural Abstraction, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

1999      Pierogi, The Flat files, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999      Summer Exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY

1998      A Skowhegan Decade; Alumni Exhibition, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

1998      Pierogi 2000, New York: The Flat files, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

1998      The Flat files, Vassar College, Pougkeepsie, NY

1998      Pierogi Goes to College, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1997      Art On Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

1987      The Processed Image, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1997      Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1997      New York Drawers, The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, Gasworks, London, England

1997      New York Drawers, The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, Corner House Gallery, Manchester, England

1997      The Grammercy International Contemporary Art Fair, Grammercy Park Hotel, New York, NY

1996      Third Annual Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY

1996      The Exchange Show, 60 Broad Street, New York, NY

1995      Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

1995      Emerging Artists ʻ95, The Painting Center, New York, NY

1994      Mass Exposure, Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY

1992      Engendered Stories, 494 Gallery, New York, NY

1992      E-VENTI, Pino Molica Gallery, New York, NY

1990      Centro Columbo Exhibition, Columbo-American Galleries, (traveling): Armenia, Cartagena, Cali, Bogota and Medellin; Colombia, South America

1988      The Next Generation, Pennsylvania School of the Arts, Marietta, PA

1988      A Matter of Painting, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI


Wei, Lilly, Joel Longenecker, Ignorance and Bliss, catalog essay, Sideshow Gallery, June 2007
Process and Promise, Art, Education and Community at the 92nd Street Y, exhibition catalog, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, May 2006
LaRocca, Benjamin, Joel Longenecker at N3 Project Space, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2004
Mudfish, Vol. 13, featured visual artist, 2003
American Letters and Commentary, Vol. 12, featured visual artist, 2000
Hamburger, Susan, The Processed Image, Waterfront Weekly, June 1997
American Letters and Commentary, Vol. 5, featured visual artist, 1993
E-VENTI, exhibition catalog, Pino-Molica Gallery, 1992
Centro Columbo Exhibition, exhibition catalog, Columbo American Galleries, 1988