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Education
MFA Studio Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
BA Studio Art and English Literature, St. John’s University, MN

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2014 Classy Touch, Slated Solo Exhibition, Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2010 It’s all wrong but it’s all right, Third Floor Emerging Artists Series, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN (Solo)
2010 Drawn & Quartered, Kiehle Visual Art Center, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
2010 Here You Come Again, Benedicta Art Center, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN (Solo)
2009 Prowl, Fox Tax Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Garden Variety, The Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2006 Greggia: Flight Patterns, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN (Solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Slated McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 The River, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Enough, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012 The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
2011 Hidden Fortress, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
2011 Untitled Exhibition, Barnes & Thornburg, Minneapolis, MN
2011 The Nature of Romance, Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Flourish, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Vertical Currency: 5 Years of Emerging Artists at the Rochester Art Center, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2009 Flora/Fauna, mnartists.org/Ridgewater College Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Hutchinson, MN and Willmar, MN
2009 Land-escape, Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 (No)Vacancy, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
2008 Meander, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Portrait, Identity, Culture Across Time, Space and Meaning, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
2007 Untitled 6, Juried Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Art in Bloom, mnartists.org exhibition, Mall of America, MN

Grants
2013 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship
2013 Recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

Bibliography
2013 Amina Harper, “An Interview with Joe Sinness” Paper Darts Magazine, Issue 5
2013 Philip M. Miner, “Why You’re a ‘Faggot,’” HuffPost Gay Voices, June 4
2013 “Joe Sinness, el lapis kitsch,” Lamono Art, April 30
2013 Gabriel Cabera, “Art by Joseph Sinness,” The Artful Desperado, March 26
2013 Nathaniel Smith, “More than ‘Enough’,” Art & Vision, l’étoilemagazine.com, March 8
2013 Dylan Thomas, “Penciled in,” Southwest Journal, February 20
2013 Camille LeFevre, “Enough,” City Pages, February Issue
2013 Jahna Peloquin, “Soovac has ‘Enough’,” vita.mn, February 14
2013 Mary Abbe, “Art spotlight: Two shows at SooVAC,” Star Tribune, February 7
2012 Colby Keller, “Artists I Love: Joe Sinness,” bigshoediaries.com, July
2012 Publication of artwork, City Pages, January 25-31 Issue
2011 Coco Mault, “’Nature of Romance’ at Steven’s Square Center for the Arts,” citypages.com, February
2010 Artist Interview, Local Artist Interviews, November 10
2010 Marianne Combs, “Artists in full ‘flourish’,” Minnesota Public Radio News, November
2010 Mary Abbe, “Pretty (tough) in Pink, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 04
“Four-Part Harmony,” South West Journal, November
2010 Jahna Peloquin, “Flourish,” Vita.MN and l’etoile, October
2010 “A-List,” City Pages, October 20
2010 Camille LeFevre, “Flourish,” City Pages, September 22
2010 “Museum Roundup,” Architecture MN Magazine, September/October
2010 Featured Artist, “The Commission,” Twin Cities Metro Magazine, January
2009 Featured Artist, imfromdriftwood.com, September 8
2009 Featured Artist, mnartists.org access+ENGAGE, Issue 39.1, March
2008 Mary Louise Schumacher, “Garden Variety Show at Armoury,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 25
2008 Angelina Krahn, “Microcosmic Drama,” www.expressmilwaukee.com, September 9
2008 Mary-Liz Shaw, “Not your garden-variety art show,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 4
2008 Michael Fallon, “Meander,” Art Papers, July/August Issue
2008 Publication of artwork, Alarm Magazine, Issue 29, February
2007 Stephanie Xenos, “Home for the Holidays at Soo Visual Arts Center,” Mpls St Paul Magazine, December 9
2007 Mary Abbe, “Twisted traditions: Twenty fresh talents strut their stuff at Soo Visual Arts Center,” Star Tribune, July 20
2007 Ann Klefstad, “Untitled 6 at Soo VAC: Nothing Promised That is Not Performed,” mnartists.org, June 18