Anthony Viti

b.1961

Viti's art practice has focused on narratives of body and HIV and resulting sexual subcultures. He uses a variety of media -- painting, sculpture, video, and installation that is both confrontational and high-spirited. Viti has received grants from the Pollock ­ Krasner Foundation, Art Matters, and twice have been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He had solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Deven Golden Fine Art, and four paintings are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Viti holds an MFA from Rutgers University.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2005
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

2004
Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.

2003/2004
The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

2000/2001
The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

1999
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

1995
Penny McCall Foundation
Art Matters, Inc.

COLLECTIONS
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art, Prince Street Project Space, New York, NY 

2010
Elegies 1993/94, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

1998
Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, NY

1997
Deven Golden Fine Art, Ltd, New York, NY

1993
Elegies, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (essay by Bill Arning)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, (co-curated by Jonathon D. Katz and Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum)
Traveling to:
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw Sate University, Kennesaw, GA
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2014
Queer Fellows: a side seldom seen, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

2012
FU*K’D, Cock Gallery, Portland, OR

2011
Queer Me 2011, Queer Caucus of the College Art Association, The Center: The Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Community Center, New York, NY

Unpunished, A Kabinett Curated by Nayland Blake, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Fuckheads: Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Angela Dufresne)

2009
Fuckheads: Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment, SCA Contemporary Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (curated by Angela Dufresne)

Safe Word, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2008
Gewoon Anders! (Just Different!), Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands,(curated by Frank Wagner)

2006
No Lemons, No Melon, David Krut Projects, New York, NY, curated by Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe)

2003
2003/2004 Fellows Group Exhibition, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

1999
Deven Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

New York Neither/Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, (curated by Bill Arning)

Immediacies of the Hand: Recent Abstract Painting in New York, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY, (curated by Carter Ratcliff and Kim Sobel)

1998
Deven Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

1997
Very Large Array, Debs & Co, New York, NY

stillgone (on the persistence of absence), E S Vandam, New York, NY, (curated by Bill Arning)

1996
Annual Summer Watercolor Exhibition, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

Visiting Artist Biennial, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1995
Shared Rights/Shared Responsibilities, The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

Maricas Un Comunicado de Estados Unidos/Faggots: A communique from New York, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1994
GEWALT/Geschafte (Violence/Power- Business), Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst (New Society for Fine Arts), Berlin, Germany, (catalog)

Bodies Under Fire, Tyler Galleries, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Absence, Activism and the Body Politic, Fishbach Gallery, New York, NY

Truth Be Told: It’s All About Love, Lennon Weinberg, Inc, New York, NY

New From New York, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN

1993
Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDS, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

forever, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Vibology, White Columns, New York, NY

1991
Purchase Graduates: Five Painters, Visual Arts Gallery, State University of New York College at Purchase, Purchase, NY

1990
Queer (Out in Art), Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY

PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS
2013
ASSPIG, Fringe Fest: Queer Film and Arts Festival, Fringe! Goes Straight to Hell, London, England

2010
ASSPIG and Mission & 14th, CinErotic Festival, Atlanta, GA

2009
ASSPIG, Torino International GBLT Film Festival, Torino, Italy

2008
ASSPIG, Mix 21, New York, NY

2004
Performed as the Altar Boy in Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Red Wedding One, Collective Unconscious Theatre, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2009
Huston, Johnny Ray; San Francisco Bay Guardian; “Kinda Kink.com”; July; Vol. 43, No. 40, pg 34

2006
Schor, Mira; Differences; “Some Notes on Women and Abstraction and a Curious Case History: Alice Neel as a Great Abstract Painter”; v. 17 no. 2 (Summer 2006) p. 132-60

2005
Bessemer, Linda; X-tra: Contemporary Art Quarterly; “Abstraction: Politics and Possibilities”; Vol. 6 Issue 7

2004
Wood, Ann; Provincetown Banner; “Layer Upon Layers of Meaning”; February 12; pg 29

2001
Harrison, Sue; Provincetown Banner; “Viti Vdi Vici”; March 1; pg 25

2000
Bee, Susan and Schor, Mira; Editors; M/E/A/N/I/N/G, An Anthology of Artists’ Writings,Theory and Criticism; Duke University Press

Momenta Art Exhibitions 1995-1999; Momenta Art; pg 12-13

1999
Landi, Ann; Art News; “Reviews”; Summer; pg 154

Thorson, Alice; The Kansas City Star; “But Seriously...Or Not”; July 4; pg J-1 + J-5

Cotter, Holland; New York Times; “Review”; April 9; pg E40

1998
Collings, Matthew; IT HURTS, New York art from Warhol to now; 21 Publishing, London

Marshall, Robert; Zing Magazine; “Amy Adler: Casey Kaplan, Lucky Debellevue: Feature, Anthony Viti: Deven Golden, New York, New York”; Summer; pg 149

Corn, Alfred; Art in America; Review of Exhibitions; “Anthony Viti at Deven Golden”; May; (reproduction)

1997
Cohen, Mark Daniel; Review; “Anthony Viti at Deven Golden”; October 1; pg 12

Smith, Roberta; New York Times; “Review”; September 19; pg E38

Arning, Bill; Time Out New York; “Previews”; September 4-11, 1997, Issue #102

Meyer, Jerry D; Journal of the American Academy of Religion; “Profane and Sacred: Religious Imagery and Prophetic Expression in Post Modern Art” spring 1997; Volume LXV, Number One; pg 19

1995
MacMillan, Ian; Attitude; “Body of Work, A New Exhibitionism Stalks the Gallery”; November; (reproduction)

Fitzpatrick, Laurie; Art & Understanding; “ Body of Work”; September/October; (reproductions)

Donohoe, Victoria; Philadelphia Inquirer; Review; January 1

1994
Sozanski, Edward J; Philadelphia Inquirer; “Art and AIDS: From folkloric to apocalyptic”; December 2

M/E/A/N/I/N/G #16; “Working Conditions: A forum on Art and Everyday Life by Younger Artists”

Wagner, Frank; Different Bodies; “The Return to Sentiment”

1993
Kuspit, Donald; Art Forum; "Reviews"; December

Mc Williams, Martha; Washington City Paper; “Loss Leaders”; May 28

1992
Richard Pandiscio’s Ones to Watch; Interview; July

SELECTED PANELS AND LECTURES
2013
Access to Art – Creating Opportunity for Adults in a Mental Health Program, New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference, New York, NY (Session Chair)

2011
Witnessing: Survival AIDS, Participant Inc, New York, NY

2010
Drew University, Madison, NJ, Visiting Artist Lecture

2001&2004
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Visiting Artist Lecture

1998
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

1997
A Critic & Artist Conversation: Bill Arning and Anthony Viti, Downtown Arts Festival, Deven Golden Fine Art, Ltd, New York, NY

1996
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Artist in Residence Lecture

1995
New York University, School of the Arts, New York, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

1994
Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, Visiting Artist Lecture

1993
Artists Panel on AIDS, El Museo de Barrio, New York, NY

1991
Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Art, Utica, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

EDUCATION
MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ

BFA State University of New York, College at Purchase Purchase, NY

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