Joseph Grigely

Joseph Grigely, Songs Without Words (Eartha Kitt), 2009. Image courtesy the artist

Joseph Grigely, Songs Without Words (Eartha Kitt), 2009. Image courtesy the artist

Joseph Grigely (b. 1956, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA) lives and works in Chicago. Grigely is an artist and critical theorist who works across different media including sculpture, text, video, and installation. He is Professor of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He has had solo exhibitions at Whitney Biennial, New York, USA (2000, 2014); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (1998, 2009); MCA, Chicago, USA (2008); 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (2003); 2nd Berlin Biennial, Germany (2001); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2001); Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, France (2000); Biennale of Sydney, Australia (1999); and Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (1997). His books include Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock (2016); Exhibition Prosthetics (2010); Blueberry Surprise (2006); Conversation Pieces (1998); and Textualterity: Art, Theory, and Textual Criticism (1995); as well as essays on disability theory and body criticism.