KIANJA H. STROBERT
Born 1980 in New York, NY
Lives and works in Hudson, NY
2006 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2004 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003 The New York Studio Program, New York, NY
1998-2000 The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2020 When is Brunch?, Art Omi, Ghent, NY
2017 The Button, Marinaro, New York, NY
Halsey McKay Gallery, Easthampton, NY
2016 Giant, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Of This Day in Time, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2012 Nothing To Do But Keep Going, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Going on Foot, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
2007 New Work, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2020 Abstract! Minimalism to Now, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Blue Flowers, Le Maximum, Venice, CA
2019 Yellow, September, Hudson, NY
Flat Out II, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2018 Sit-In, SEPTEMBER, Hudson, NY
2017 Immigrancy, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary
Art, Kansas City, MO; Traveled to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
Post-Election Show: 130 artists and counting, SEPTEMBER, New York, NY
12 x 12, 2017, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Sub Rosa, curated by Becca Mann, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 VIII Biennale di Soncino, a Marco, Soncino, Italy
River Crossings, A landmark exhibition at Olana and the Thomas Cole Site, curated by Stephen
Hannock and Jason Rosenfeld, Hudson & Catskill, NY
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
2014 ... but that joke isn’t funny anymore, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Reliable Tension, or: How to Win a Conversation About Jasper Johns, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Alluvial Constructs, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013 Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 1: Epistrophy, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver,
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
Deep Cuts, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
Catch as Catch Can, curated by Fionn Meade, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Dark Star, curated by Rebecca Mann, Basilica Hudson, New York, NY
2012 Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2011 Kianja Strobert/Robert Zungu, Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Grass Grows by Itself, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Quadruple – Consciousness, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Be Your Own Placebo, curated by Jamie Mohr, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts
College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
Painting and Sculpture, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
2009 30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2008 November Again, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Full of Light, curated by Dirk Knibbe, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2007 November, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Joe Deutch, Jay Heikes, Chris Moukarbel, Kianja Strobert, Jeffrey Wells (curator Clarissa Dalrymple),
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Effacé, curated by Malik Gaines, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art in Perpetuity, curated by Joyce Rezendes Studio 18 Gallery, New York, NY
Thesis Show, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT Between the Lines, curated by Nick Mauss,
Daniel Reich Gallery Chelsea Hotel Project Space, New York, NY
2005 School Days, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2004 First Year Exhibition, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Home School, American Fine Arts & Co., New York, NY
2003 Last Dance, Seminal Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Barry Cohen Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2015 McIntosh, Shanekia. Zero Cool, vol. 1, 2015.
Rosenfeld, Jason. River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home. New York: The Artist Book
2014 Strobert, Kianja. “Artist Statement.” Callaloo Art & Culture Journal 37.4 (2014): 845-847. Project
2012 Lew, Christopher Y. “Kianja Strobert: Serial Energy.” In Fore, 88-89. New York: The Studio Museum in
2001 Gaines, Malik. “Quadruple-Consciousness.” Philadelphia: Vox Populi, 2001.
2017 David, Ben. “Yes, Black Women Made Abstract Art Too, as a Resounding New Show Makes Clear.”
Artnet News, October 20, 2017.
2016 Yang, Qianqian. “VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition Prompts Conversation.” The Harvard Crimson,
September 13, 2016.
2015 Haider, Faheem. “The Strange Union of Contemporary Art and the Hudson River School.” Hyperallergic,
May 13, 2015.
Haber, John. “Kianja Strobert.” Artillery, March 3, 2015.
Steadman, Ryan E. “Owning the Abstract.” New York Observer, February 18, 2015.
Corwin, William. “Subversive Methods: Kianja Strobert at The Studio Museum in Harlem.” Artcritical,
January 19, 2015.
2013 “Picture This: The First Cut is the Deepest at Anna Kustera.” ArteFuse.com., February 5, 2013.
2012 Cotter, Holland. “Racial Redefinition in Progress.” The New York Times, November 29, 2012.
Rolnik, Daniel. “SSMOA: Micheal Queenland, Agnes Denes, and Kianja Strobert.” ArgotAndOchre.com.
November 10, 2012.
Santa Monica Museum of Art. “Kianja Strobert: Nothing to Do but Keep Going – Exhibition.”
AmericanTowns.com. August 6, 2012.
Corbett, Rachel. “Armory Show 2012.” Artnet, April 2012.
“Goings on About Town: Kianja Strobert.” The New Yorker, January 2012.
2010 Laster, Paul. “Grass Grows by Itself.” TimeOut NY, August 16, 2010.
2006 “Art in Review: November.” The New York Times, December 22, 2006.
Cotter, Holland. “Between the Lines.” The New York Times, March 24, 2006.
Tomkins, Calvin. “School of Precocity,” The New Yorker, February 27, 2006.