Joe Rudko

Statement

A photographer by training, Joe Rudko’s Object Drawings refer to the perception of truth in the visual. Working with photographic ephemera Rudko acknowledges the physical aspects of the objects with which he works. Ripping, cutting, and folding surfaces, he reacts and extends the found material with paint, graphite, and photographic spotting pen. Through this collage process Rudko has developed a system of inquiry; in which improvisations and conversations engage with raw materials, rendering interpretation vulnerable and unstable.

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JOE RUDKO

EDUCATION
2013
BFA, Western Washington University

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018
Intermediate Techniques of Photography, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

2017
Basic Techniques of Photography, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016
Album, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2015
Broken Picture, Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
Double Vision, ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
Picturesque, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2014
Significant Objects, Toast, Seattle, WA

2013
Manual Labor, LxWxH @ Affordable Art Fair, Seattle WA
New Paintings, Violet Strays
Convertibles, Vignettes, Seattle, WA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Dislocation, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
And Not Or, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
Future Isms, Glassbox Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016
Patron, 300 S Washington, Seattle, WA
Material Culture, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA
Photography and Contemporary Experience, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Essential Skimming, Common Area Maintenance, Seattle, WA
A Stand of Pine in a Tilled Field: 21 Years at PDX, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
The Photograph: Selected Works from the 19th, 20th + 21st Century, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Project Turn, Joe Bar, Seattle  WA

2015
Color, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
PDX Contemporary Art @ PULSE, Miami, FL
9th Annual Art Auction, DISJECTA, Portland, OR
Punctum, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
BOGO, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
PDX Contemporary Art @ Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
Let's Get Lost, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Out Of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Bellingham National, Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA
Made Personal, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art with a View, Vignettes @ Via6, Seattle, WA
Made Personal, The Alice, Seattle, WA

2014
Neon Grey, Addison Gallery, Seattle, WA
I Never Complained About the Past: New Work / New Year, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Strange Coupling, Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle, WA
IT’S A MISTAKE, GLITCH, Memphis, TN
SOIL Auction, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle WA
Vignettes Love Party, Lovecitylove, Seattle, WA

2013
Hot Bed, TGIF Gallery, New York, NY
SLIDELUCK, Axis Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA (Nov 9)
Grey Matter, Cairo, Seattle, WA
Launch Pad, Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Beyond Borders, VU Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Prima Materia, FIXTURE, Bellingham, WA
Strange Bedfellows, Make Shift/Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Ghosts, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
The New Show, Colony Wharf Studios, Bellingham, WA

2012
I know you're there, but who am I?, Work: Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ALL VISUAL LA, The Forge, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2011
Everything Small, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Not Nature, SMATE Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Labyrinth, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Mixed Nuts, B-Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Feed The Birds, INSCAPE, Seattle, WA

COLLECTIONS
Portland Art Museum
Fidelity Investments
Dorothy Lemelson
James and Susan Winkler
Driek Zirinski

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES
2018
Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017
Spring Art Walk Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA

2016
Winter Art Walk Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA
Future List Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle WA

2015
Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013
Undergraduate Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2012
Tuition Waiver Scholarship, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Undergraduate Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2011
Abigail Miller Busche & Ryan Busche Award,Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2010
Marine Science and the Arts Residency, Shannon Point Marine Center, Anacortes, WA
Double Eagle Award, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS
2018
Speer, Richard. “Weekly Recommendations: Joe Rudko,” visualartsource.com. April 2018
New American Paintings, issue 133

2017
Feinstein, Jon. “Photography Highlights From Seattle’s Two Legit-Most Art Fairs,” hafny.org. August 4, 2017
Langner, Erin “Critic’s Pick: Seattle,” artltdmag.com. May 2017
Upchurch, Michael “3 don’t-miss art exhibitions in Seattle, April edition,” Seattle Times. April 11

2016
Rabin, Jennifer “Joe Rudko: The photographer’s eye.” Oregon Arts Watch. June 16
Feinstein, Jon “Joe Rudko's Photo Collages Imagine a Collective Vision.” hafny.org. June

2015
Manitach, Amanda. “The Iconoclast: Joe Rudko,” City Arts. December
Feinstein, Jon. “Joe Rudko: Folding Time in Lines and Layers,” vignettes.us. November
Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Issue 14. September
"Joe Rudko's Vulnerable Object Drawings," Humble Art Foundation. July
Wavepool. July (interview)
Richard, Speer. “Joe Rudko: ‘Picturesque’ at PDX Contemporary Art.” Art LTD. May
Richard, Speer. “Joe Rudko: Picturesque.” Willamette Week. May
From Here On: Aint-Bad Magazine. Vol. 3 Iss. 1. May (interview)
"Joe Rudko," Visual Art Source. February
“Creative Process: Joe Rudko’s Art on Death Cab for Cutie’s Kintsugi,” Hum Creative. January 12

2014
Buben, Jeremy. “How to Fill Two Shelves,” Art Nerd. July 18
Chayasatit, Anna. “Object Drawings by Joe Rudko,” People of Print. February 21
“Joe Rudko’s Object Drawings,” Juxtapoz.com. October 8

2013
Buben, Jeremy. “Send Reinforcements,” Art Nerd. November 10
Castellaw, Drew. “Joe Rudko Explores Perceived Truth,” The Western Front. March 8
Graves, Jen. “Joe Rudko, Surprise Hit of the Affordable Art Fair,” The Stranger. November 11
Newman, Michelle Alexis. “The Found Photograph Collage Drawings of Joe Rudko,” Beautiful Decay.
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