James Allister Sprang
Philadelphia, PA


2018        MFA Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2013        Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017        Partite (a collaboration with Julie Zhu), YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL

2013        The Poetics of Gesture, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017        Havana Studio, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                Atlas, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016        Biennial Bound, 67 Gallery, New York, NY                      
2014        BHQFU End of Residency Show, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
2013        Opine, Gallery Bar, New York, NY


2017       Life Does Not Live, Under The Radar Festival, The Public Theater, New York, NY
2016       GAZR, The Poetry Project, New York, NY
               GAZR, Joe’s Pub, New York, NY
               GAZR, Over The Eight, New York, NY
2015       GAZR, Dixon Place, New York, NY
               GAZR, Dixon Place, New York, NY
               GAZR, Dixon Place, New York, NY
               Sit Yo’ Ass Down, Prelude Festival, Pioneer Works, Red Hook, NY
               MEME, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
               MEME, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY
2012       Stripped, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Readings & Talks

2017        At The Crossroads, Knockdown Center, New York, NY
                At The Crossroads, The Kitchen Gallery, New York, NY
                Between Two Worlds, New York Live Arts, New York, NY
2016        A Reading of Poems, Signal Gallery, New York, NY
                Navel Gazing in a Hallway, Brooklyn Musem, New York, NY
2009        A Reading of Poems, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008        A Reading of Poems, Apollo Theater, Harlem, NY


2016-17   Little Theater, Dixon Place, New York, NY
2016        Calm Before/After The Storm, BHQFU, New York, NY
                 Now That’s What I Call Studio Music, BHQFU, New York, NY
2015         TIMESHARE, BHQFU, New York, NY
                 Black Market, BitCoin Center, New York, NY

Fellowships & Residencies

2017         In Process Residency, YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL
2016-17   DTWG Public Theater Fellowship, The Public Theater, New York, NY
2015-16   Curatorial Fellowship, BHQFU, New York, NY 
2014        Summer Residency, BHQFU, New York, NY
2013-14   The Wooster Group Fellowship, New York, NY 

Awards & Accolades

2017        Oakley Medal of Achievement – University of Pennsyvania       
2013        Cooper Union Student Commencement Speaker


2016         Funny While Female: Four Artists on Gender, Humor, and Performance,
                     The Creators Project
2015         How James Allister Sprang Transformed from an Art Student to a Hip-Hop Polymath
                     VICE Magazine
                 Sad Rap and Emojis Collide at NYC Anti-Art Fair, Black Market
                     The Creators Project
2014         Performing Art With GAZR
                     The Wild Magazine
2009         Documentary with Olafur Eliasson
2009         Documentary with Frank Ghery