James Allister Sprang
jamesallisters@gmail.com
Philadelphia, PA


Education

2018        MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2013        BFA, 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


2018        Parentheses, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
                 BILD/BUILD, Icebox, Philadelphia, PA
                 Flooding, AUTOMAT, Philadelphi, PA
                Essays in Words and Images, Seraphin Gallery, Pennsylvania,
                Philadelphia, PA
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



Performances

2018       I Deeply Distrust Language, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

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        Black Genius Knows This Crossroads, Knockdown Center, New York, NY
                Black Genius Knows This Crossroads, The Kitchen, 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



Curation

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


2019        4DSound Monom Residency, Berlin, Germany
2018        Baryshkinov Art Center Space Residency, New York NY
                 Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL  
                 Shandaken Projects, New Windsor, NY    
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 Pennsylvania 
2013        Cooper Union Student Commencement Speaker



Bibliography

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
                     HBO
2009         Documentary with Frank Ghery
                     HBO

Mark