Selected Group Exhibitions


2023

"Unlife," Soft Opening at Paul Soto, Los Angeles, California

"Wild Style 40," Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY

"The Collection: New Conversations," The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

"Luxe, Calme, Volupté," Candice Madey, New York, NY

"Il Morso delle Termiti," Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

"City as Studio," K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong

"Just Between Us: From the Archives of Arlan Huang," Pearl River Mart Gallery, New York, NY

"Bohemia: History of an Idea, 1950–2000," Kunshalle Praha, Prague, Czech Republic

"Myth Makers: Spectrosynthesis III," Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong

2022

"East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art," Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, California

"Somewhere Downtown," UCCA, Beijing, China

"Phraseology," Bass Museum, Miami, Florida

“Every Moment Counts—AIDS and Its Feelings,” Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sandvika, Norway

2021

“Queer Out T/Here,” Tong Art Advisory Salon, New York

“Zeros + Ones,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

“Stories from Storage,” Cleveland Museum of Art

2020

“Dreaming Together,” New York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum, New York

“Around Day’s End: Downtown New York, 1970–1986,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“Did I Ever Have a Chance?,” Gordon Robichaux and Marc Selwyn, Los Angeles

“Beauty Can Be the Opposite of a Number,” Bureau, New York

“Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System,” Tufts University Art Galleries, Medford, MA

2019

“Hong Kong,” MX Gallery, New York

“About Face: Stonewell, Revolt, and the New Queer,” Wrightwood 659, Chicago

“Art After Stonewall, 1969 to 1989,” Grey Art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York; The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Miami; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

“Stonewall 50, Arcus Pride,” Clifford Chance, New York

2018

“A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part 1),” Gordon Robichaux, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

2017

“AIDS at Home and Everyday Activism,” Museum of the City of New York, New York

“I Plan to Stay a Believer,” Andrew Kreps, New York

“Street Hassle,” Marlborough Contemporary, London

“Spectrosynthesis—Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2016

“Tie His Hands Gently,” Romeo, New York

“Desire,” Moore Building, Miami

“Painting 2.0. Expression in the Information Age,” Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

“Art, AIDS, America,” Zuckerman Museum of Art, Atlanta; Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx; Alphawood Gallery, Chicago

“Hard Love,” Martos Gallery, New York

2015

“afterlife,” Galerie Buchholz, New York

“40: The Anniversary Exhibition,” Hal Bromm Gallery, New York

“New York Meets the Dam,” Amsterdam Museum

“Are We Sufficiently Bored?,” Tyler Galleries, Temple University, Philadelphia

“America Is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“Slip of the Tongue,” Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

“Once Upon a Time and Now,” The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center, New York

“Left Coast: California Political Art,” CUNY Graduate Center’s James Gallery, New York

“Art, AIDS, America,” ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, University of Southern California, West Hollywood; Tacoma Art Museum

“Talk to the Hand,” LYNCH THAM, New York

2014

“Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ’80s,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

“City as Canvas: New York Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection,” Museum of the City of New York, New York

2013

“Secrets, Loss, Memory, and Courage: Works by Gay Male Artists,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

“Double Hamburger Deluxe,” Marlborough Chelsea, New York

“Blues for Smoke,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

“Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters,” SALT, Istanbul

“Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS,” La MaMa Galleria, New York

“IMUUR2, Martin Wong’s Collection, Installation by Danh Vo,” Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

“Blues for Smoke,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2012

“Julie Ault/Heinz Peter Knes/Danh Vo/Martin Wong,” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

“The Spectrum of Sexuality,” Hebrew Union College Museum, New York

“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989,” New Museum, New York

“We the People,” Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

“B-OUT,” Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

“Silence,” Menil Collection, Houston

“Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters,” Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

“Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art,” Exit Art, New York

“Blues for Smoke,” MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles

“Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present,” SFMOMA, San Francisco

2011

“Art, Access & Decay: NY 1975–1985,” Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles

“Acquisition and installation of Stanton Near Forsyth Street,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

“Art in the Streets,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2010

“Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession),” Kunsthalle Basel

“Urban Archives,” Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx

“Global/National: The Order of Chaos,” Exit Art, New York

“Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives,” Grey Gallery, New York

2009

“Art, Archives and Activism: Martin Wong’s Downtown Crossing,” Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

“Between Art and Life: The Painting and Sculpture Collection,” San Francisco

“Rapture, Church, and Market,” SFMOMA, San Francisco

2008

“Sweet 'Enuff,” de Young Museum, San Francisco

“The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States,” National Gallery of Art, Washington

“Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents 1900–1970,” de Young Museum, San Francisco

“The Louvrefritos,” Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York

“Street Art Street Life: From 1950s to Now,” Bronx Museum of Art

“Idle Youth,” Gladstone Gallery, New York

“Side X Side,” Visual AIDS, New York

“Related Exhibition: Sweet Oblivion: Graffiti, Drawings, and Photos from the Martin Wong Papers,” New York University, Fales Library Special Collections, New York

2007

“The Price of Nothing: Luxury after the Real Estate Show,” EFA Gallery, New York

2006

“Big City Fall,” P·P·O·W, New York

“New York’s Own,” Fuse Gallery, New York

“The Downtown Show, The New York Art Scene 1974–1984,” NYU Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, New York

2005

“It’s a Rough World, How’s Your Armor?,” thebody.com

2004

“21,” P·P·O·W, New York

“East Village USA,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

2003

“Charlie Ahearn: Artists,” P·P·O·W, New York

“Look Up! Contemplating the Skies,” New York Academy of Sciences, New York

“Commodification of Buddhism,” Bronx Museum of Art

2002

“Social Landscape,” P·P·O·W, New York

“Subject Matters: An Exhibition of Subject Driven Art,” Kravitz/Wehby Gallery, New York

“Sex Pots: The Erotic Life of Clay,” San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco

2001

“One Planet under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art,” Bronx Museum of Art

“Context: Recent Art from Cuba in the Permanent Collection,” Bronx Museum of Art

“Humor and Rage: 5 Contemporary Painters from the United States,” Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona

“Pollack to Today,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2000

“Manhattan Contrasts,” New York Historical Society, New York

“The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Paintings from 1950 to the Present,” Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island

1999

“Radiant Children: Art of the East Village,” Lamia Ink!, New York

1998

“Conviviality & Confetti: Holiday Imagery in Art,” The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

“FotoGraf,” Web Gallery, New York

1997

“Reflections of Taste,” American Art from Greenwich Collections, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Web Gallery, New York

1996

“Sites of Chinatown,” Museum of Chinese in the Americas, New York

“The Usual Suspects,” Avanti Gallery, New York

“Blood Fairies,” Artists Space, New York

“Arts Communities/AIDS Communities: Realizing the Archive Project,” Boston Center for the Arts

“Give Life to Art: The First Step,” Gallery (+) Positive and Visual AIDS, Fire Island Pines, NY

“Our Deities,” ISE Art Foundation, New York

1995

“Art for Education: Public Art in the School System,” The Palace Hotel, New York

“Art at the Edge: Social Turf,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta

“Murder,” Thread Waxing Space, New York

“In a Different Light,” University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley

“Art as Dramatic Comedy: An Exhibition Exploring Comic Traditions as Defined by Literature in Contemporary Art,” Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

“Imperfect,” Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA

“Drawn on the Museum,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

1994

“New York Realism: Past and Present,” Odakyu Museum, Tokyo; Kagoshima City Museum of Art; Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka; Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa

1993

“Fallen Idylls: American Figurative Painting,” P·P·O·W, New York

Martin County Council for the Arts, Stuart, FL

1992

“The New American Cityscape,” Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

“Malcom X Show,” City College of New York, New York

“Contemporary Male Nudes,” Graham Modern, New York

1991

“Belly of the Beast,” Charles Lucien Gallery, New York

“Your House Is Mine,” Center for Book Arts, New York

“The New Depressionists,” Kenkeleba House, New York

“In the Looking Glass,” Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

“Queer Art Show,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco

“Hip-Hop,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

“Office Installations,” C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, New York

“Access (Art and Representing the Handicapped),” Islip Museum, Long Island

“Della Cova,” Anne Plumb Gallery, New York

“The Hybrid State,” Exit Art, New York

“Images of Labor: The 90s,” Gallery 1199, New York

1990

Benefit for ‘God’s Love We Deliver’, Sotheby’s New York

“Brick Dicks and Swastikas,” CBGB’s, New York

“Tiananmen Memorial Show,” Hong Kong Arts Center

“Flaneur/Flaneuse: Out on a Stroll,” Barbara Fendrick, New York

“Decade Show 1990,” MOCHA, New York

“Inside the Beast,” Charles Lucien Gallery, New York

“Lower East Side Print Shop Retrospective,” Tompkins Square Park Library, New York

“Your House Is Mine,” Bullet Space, New York

“Bastille Day Show,” Steve Mass, New York

“Queer,” Wessel-O’Conner Gallery, New York

“AIDS Time-Line,” The Clocktower, New York

“Jazz and the Blues Aesthetics,” Studio Museum of Harlem, New York

“Brut 90,” White Columns, New York

1989

“Interiors,” Bennington College, Bennington, VT

“Future Now,” Bass Museum, Miami

“Uptown Downtown,” City Gallery, Columbus Circle, New York

“Urban Images,” Madison Arts Center

“Free Puerto Rico,” Black and White in Color, Bronx

“The Blues Aesthetics,” WPA, Washington

“Center Show,” Gay and Lesbian Cultural Center, New York

“First Amendment Show,” Sally Hawkins, New York

“Flag Show,” Red Zone, New York

“Democracy,” Dia Art Foundation, New York

“Visions of Revolution,” El Castillo Cultural Center, New York

“China, June 4,” Blum Helman Warehouse, New York

“Benefit for San Salvador,” Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1988

“The Social Club,” Exit Art, New York

“The 1980s: A New Generation, American Painters and Sculptors,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“Acts of Faith,” Cleveland State University

“Politics and Election” Installations by Group Material, Dia Art Foundation, New York

“AIDS and Democracy,” Installations by Group Material,” Dia Art Foundation, New York

“100 Years of the Lower East Side,” P·P·O·W, New York

“The Immoral Show,” Tunnel, New York

1987

“Art of the Eighties,” Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica

“Three Jack-o-Lanterns,” Halloween Party, 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York

“Curators’ Choice,” Gerstadt Gallery, New York

“Urban Visions,” Adelphi University, Adelphi, NY

“Bigger and Deffer,” Seventh Avenue Space, New York

“Two Man Show,” Milk Bar, New York

“Constitution,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

“Gnarly-Mo,” Limelight, New York

“The Castle: An Installation by Group Material,” Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany

“The Mind’s I, Part 1,” Asian Arts Institute, New York

“Resistance (Anti-Baudrillard) Group Material,” White Columns, New York

“Art for Money,” Art and Industrie, New York

1986

“Freedom of Painting,” Galerie Paradis, Paris

“Text/Texture,” Ground Zero, New York

“The East Village,” Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

“Short Stories,” One Penn Plaza, New York

“Eight Urban Painters,” Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook

“Strange Brew,” Chronocide, New York

“Ten Chinatown,” Asian Arts Institute, New York

1985

“Hard Cold Facts,” B-Side Gallery, New York

“Benefit for Fashion Moda,” Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

“Innocence and Experience,” Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; First Street Gallery, New York

“Photosynthesis,” One Penn Plaza, New York

“Cross Currents,” Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia

“Audacious: Some Extremist Tendencies in East Village Art,” Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

“Urban Spirit,” City without Walls Gallery, Newark

“East Village Art Collection,” The Palladium, New York

“Works on Paper,” Semaphore East, New York

“Precious, ”Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

“American Occult,” Kamikaze, New York

“Tight as Spring,” Kamikaze, New York

“Illuminations,” Dramatic Personae Gallery, New York

“Auto da Fe,” P·P·O·W, New York

“The Monster Show,” Nico Smith Gallery, New York

“Semaphore and Semaphore East Galleries,” University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

“East Village at Centre,” Centre Sakdye Bronfman, Montreal

1984

“Urban Landscapes,” Semaphore East, New York

“East Infection,” Zero One, Los Angeles

“Small Works,” NOW Gallery, New York

“New Narrative Painting,” Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City

“Bacchanalia,” New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York

“New York Now,” Nello Studio di Corrado Levi, Milan

“The Acid Test,” Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York

“Aspects of the City,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“Neo York,” University of California at Santa Barbara

“Street Politics,” Real Art Ways, Hartford

“Chill Out New York,” Kenkeleba House, New York

“Conspiracies,” Limbo Lounge, New York

“Carnival,” Kamikaze, New York

“10th St. & Avenue B/East Village Art Today,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

“Extravaganza,” Dramatic Personae Gallery, New York

“Psychology,” New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York

“In My End Is My Beginning,” Semaphore, New York

“The New Portrait,” P.S.1, Long Island City

“Limbo,” P.S.1, Long Island City

“Climbing: The East Village,” Hal Bromm Gallery, New York

“Situation,” Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

“Dr. Mueller’s Theotherapy,” Kamikaze, New York

“East Side Story,” Cat Club, New York

“Martin Wong & Sharp,” Limbo Lounge, New York

“Urban Artists,” Kamikaze, New York

1983

“Gracie Mansion Presents,” Kamikaze, New York

“A. More Store,” Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

“Science Fair,” Danceteria, New York

“Science and Prophecy,” White Columns, New York

“Underdog,” East 7th Street Gallery, New York

“Lower East Side Polygon-Part II,” Danceteria, New York

“Contemporary Prints,” Tibor de Nagy, New York

“Terminal New York,” Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn

“Wish You’d Been Here,” ABC No Rio, New York

“Resurrection,” St. Mark’s Intercollegiate Church, New York

1982

“Group Show, ” 301 Houston Street Gallery, New York

“Crime Show,” ABC No Rio, New York