Joe Rudko
b. 1990
Lives and works in Seattle, WA


EDUCATION
BFA, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017
Basic Techniques of Photography, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016
Album, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2015    
Broken Image, Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
Double Vision, Arts West, Seattle, WA
Picturesque, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2014    
Significant Object, Toast Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013    
Manual Labor, LxWxH, Seattle, WA
Convertibles, Vignettes, Seattle, WA
New Paintings, Violet Strays, Online Exhibition

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Out of Sight (w/ Kelly Bjork)115 South Jackson St, Seattle, WA
Living Together (w/Kelly Bjork), Calypte, Seattle, WA
Dislocation, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
AND NOT OR, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
Future Isms, Glassbox Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016
Patron, 300 S Washington, Seattle, WA
Material Culture, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA
Photography and Contemporary Experience, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
PDX Contemporary Art @ Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
Essential Skimming, Common Area Maintenance, Seattle, WA
A Stand of Pine in a Tilled Field, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
The Photograph, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015
Color, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
PDX Contemporary Art @ PULSE, Miami, FL
9th Annual Benefit, DISJECTA, Portland, OR
Punctum, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
BOGO, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY           
PDX Contemporary Art @ Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
Let's Get LostPDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Out Of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Bellingham National, Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA
Made Personal, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art with a View, Vignettes @ Via6, Seattle, WA

2014
Neon Grey, Addison Gallery, Seattle, WA
I Never Complained About the Past, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Strange Coupling, Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle, WA
It's a Mistake, GLITCH, Memphis, TN
SOIL Auction, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Love Party, Vignettes @ Lovecitylove, Seattle, WA

2013
Hot Bed, TGIF Gallery, New York, NY
Slideluck, Axis Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Grey Matter, Cairo, Seattle, WA
Launch Pad, Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Beyond Borders, VU Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Prima Materia, FIXTURE, Bellingham, WA
Strange Bedfellows, Make Shift/Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Ghosts, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
The New Show, Colony Wharf Studios, Bellingham, WA

2012
I know you're there, but who am I?, Work: Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ALL VISUAL LA, The Forge, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA
 

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES
2016
Winter Art Walk Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA
Future List Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA
2015
Clowes Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2013
Undergraduate Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
2012
Tuition Waiver Scholarship, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
Undergraduate Research Grant, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
2011
Abigail Miller Busche & Ryan Busche Award, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
2010
Marine Science and the Arts Residency, Shannon Point Marine Center, Anacortes WA
Double Eagle Award, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

LECTURES/VISITS
2016
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2015
Pulse Art Fair, Miami FL
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
Seattle Art Institute, Seattle WA
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

2014
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

CURATORIAL
2014 - 2015
Founder & Curator, Two Shelves, Seattle WA

COLLECTIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Album cover for Death Cab for Cutie
Portland Art Museum permanent collection, Portland OR

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS
Joe Rudko's Photo Collages Imagine a Collective Vision, Humble Arts Foundation. June 2016. 
Joe Rudko: The Photographers Eye, Oregon Artswatch, June 2016. 
Sketchbook Porn: Joe Rudko, City Arts Magazine. April 2016. 
Joe Rudko: The Iconoclast, 2016 Future List, City Arts Magazine. Jan 2016.
Folding time in lines and layers, Vignettes: In the Studio. Nov 2015. 
Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Issue 14. Sept 2015.
"Joe Rudko's Vulnerable Object Drawings," Humble Art Foundation. July 2015.
Wavepool. July 2015 (interview)
From Here On: Aint-Bad Magazine. Vol. 3 Iss. 1. May 2015. (interview)
Speer, Richard. "Joe Rudko: Picturesque," Willamette Week. Feb. 6, 2015. 
"Joe Rudko," Visual Art Source. Feb. 11, 2015.
“Creative Process: Joe Rudko’s Art on Death Cab for Cutie’s Kintsugi,” Hum Creative. Jan. 12, 2015.
Buben, Jeremy. “How to Fill Two Shelves,” Art Nerd. Jul. 18, 2014.
Chayasatit, Anna. “Object Drawings by Joe Rudko,” People of Print. Feb. 21, 2014.
“Joe Rudko’s Object Drawings,” Juxtapoz.com. Oct. 8, 2014.
Buben, Jeremy. “Send Reinforcements,” Art Nerd. Nov. 10, 2013.
Castellaw, Drew. “Joe Rudko Explores Perceived Truth,” The Western Front. Mar. 8, 2013.
Graves, Jen. “Joe Rudko, Surprise Hit of the Affordable Art Fair,” The Stranger. Nov. 11, 2013.
Newman, Michelle Alexis. “The Found Photograph Collage Drawings of Joe Rudko,” Beautiful Decay. Feb. 28, 2013.