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Born in Nashville, Tennessee


2005University of Memphis, MFA

University of Memphis, BFA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York 


Solo Exhibitions (selection)


Francesca Pia, Fresh Hot Pizza, Zurich

Bortolami, Água VivaNew York


Don River Valley Park, Toronto

The secret place, Biel

Socrates Sculpture Park, Built, Queens, NY

Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art at th University of Memphis Fogelman, Memphis

2017Museum of Contemporary Art, Why?! Why Did You Take My Log?!?!, Tucson

Whitney Museum of American Art, Winter Garden, New York

White Cube Bermondsey, London

Whitney Museum of American Art, Sculpture Gardens, New York

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield


White Cube, London


Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Flat Rock, North Miami


Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York


The Kitchen, New York

The Power Station, Deluxe, Dallas


Freymond-Guth, Zurich


N.O. Gallery, Untitled (Milano), Milan

Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville

Dispatch, True Grit, New York


White Box, Moving on South, curated by Dana Orland, New York

Artlab at AMUM, This Is Not A Ladder, Memphis


Powerhouse, Skytracker, Memphis


Group Exhibitions (selection)


Goldsmiths CCA, Transparent Things, London (forthcoming)


MAMCO, Ecart at Art Basel, Geneva


Galerie Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich

Office Baroque, Above The Treeline, Brussels

White Cube, Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives, Hong Kong

White Cube Bermondsey, Memory Palace, London

Emalin Gallery, a window, a floor, credit cards, a bench, London

Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Season Zero: How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD., Columbus

Bernal Espacio Gallery, Balance: Gravity in Contemporary Art, Madrid


Boom Boom Room, EUCALYPT US, Brooklyn

Westfälischer Kunstverein, Jahresgaben, Münster

BORCHs Butik, Everberg, Overton, Saunders, Taylor, Whitney, Zurier, Copenhagen

Maisterravalbuena, N. Dash | Virginia Overton | B. Wurtz (form, content, place), Lisbon

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, 1107 Manhattan Ave Pt.II, curated by Olivier Mosset, New York

Apples, Alley Show, organized by Israel Lund and Sam Korman, Brooklyn

Freymond-Guth, Reflections on the Surface, Basel

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 99 Cents or Less, curated by Jens Hoffman, Detroit

Lever House, MIDTOWN, organized by Maccarone, Salon 94 Design, and Salon 94, New York

Moran Bondaroff, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Los Angeles

Galerie Francesca Pia, L’image, curated by Vincent Romagny, Zurich

Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Escape Attempts, curated by Kathy Battista, Los Angeles

Border Patrol, Now Burning, Portland


Bortolami, Michael François, Liz Larner, Tony Lewis, Virginia Overton, Morgan Fisher: Screening Room, New York

Koppe and Astner, These Are Flat Things and Things Which are Not Flat, curated by Katarina Burin, Glasgow

Freymond-Guth, Basel

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Pièces-Meublés, curated by Bob Nickas, Paris

Freymond-Guth/Harlem, Touching Surface, Touching Ground, New York

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Descent, curated by Charlotte Ickes, Philadelphia

Freymond-Guth, Decade, Zurich

Kai Matsumiya Gallery, Redeux (Sort of), organized by Foundation Barbin and Lucky DeBellevue, New York

Jewish Historical Museum, Excavating The Contemporary, curated by Renee Bloch and Sara Tas, Amsterdam

Galerie Frank Elbaz, Lost in the Flood, Paris

APPLES, Fence Show, organized by Israel Lund and Sam Korman, Brooklyn

Freymond-Guth, Virginia Overton / Heidi Bucher, Zurich

Palais–Galerie, Primo, Neuchâtel

Rothman’s Gallery, MOMMA with Servane Mary, Virginia Overton, John Miller & Richard Hoec, Olivier Mosset, and Michael Auder (text by Bob Nickas), Southold

Laleh June Galerie, By Olivier Mosset, Basel

Salon 94, American Idle, organized by Lydia Kutko, New York

Marlborough Broome Street, Marlborough Lights, curated by Leo Fitzpatrick, New York

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Over & Under, organized with the cooperation of Matt Keegan, New York

138 Eldridge Street, OMM: Overton/Mary/Mosset, New York

Capital Gallery, Touch the Spindle, San Francisco

Triple V, Mary/Miller/Mosset/Overton, Paris


Invisible-Exports, and Samson Projects, Great Expectations: A Group Exhibition in the Home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski, organized by Gallery Diet with the Box, Miami

Freymond-Guth, Monumental Fatigue, Zurich

Office Baroque at former Entrepots Gérard Koninckx frères, Nuit Américaine, Brussels

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Days Inn, curated by Justine Kurland, New York

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Visiting Faculty 2014–15, Cambridge

Cave, Video Works by Sarah Dornner, GOD, Sarah Magenheimer, Virginia Overton, Jacolby Satterwhite and Matthew Schlanger, selected by Bridget Finn and Erin Somerville, Detroit

Roberts & Tilton, Infinitude, Culver City

Max Wigram Gallery, Ice Fishing, curated by Darren Flook, London

A Palazzo Gallery, Servane Mary / Virginia Overton / Olivier Mosset, Brescia

Habersham Mills, Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynski and Cori Williams, Demorest

Freymond-Guth, Le Salon Particulier, Zurich

VI, VII, Like a Virgin, Oslo

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Work Order, Change Order, curated by Daniel Lefcourt, New York


Bill Brady / KC, Israel Lund, Virginia Overton, Steinman and Tear, Kansas City

Venus Over Manhattan, Piston Head, Miami

Cookie Butcher, Ground Control to Major Tom: Works from the Verhaegen Family Collection, Antwerp

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, subject, answer, countersubject, curated by Summer Guthery, Portland

Contemporary Art Museum, Place is the Space, curated by Brad Cloepfil and Dominic Molon, St. Louis

Martos Gallery, LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W., organized by Bob Nickas, East Marion

Richard Telles Fine Art, Illuminations, curated by Matthew Higgs, Los Angeles

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, The Hague

Institut curatorial de la Head, Electric Fields, Geneva

L&M Arts, Neo Povera, Los Angeles

Ausstellungsraum Klingental, within the horizon of the object, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Basel

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Rien faire et laisser rire, organized by Bob Nickas, Brussels

Cafe Dancer, Salon for Contemporary Dancing, organized by Sam Gordon, New York

apexart:Memphis, Memphis Social, organized by Tom McGlynn, Memphis

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Empire State, curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Norman Rosenthal, Rome; travelling  to Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Museum of Arts and Design, E.S.P. TV Live Taping: Public Service Announcement, New York

Carriage Trade, The Pathos of Things, New York

Freymond–Guth, Nicola Martini, Virginia Overton, Magali Reus: Heavy duty, silent haze, racing hearts, Zurich

Brand New Gallery, Beyond the Object, Milan


Angstrom Gallery, Matterdaddy, curated by Israel Lund and John Roebas, Dallas

Whitney Museum, Emergency Cheesecake, curated by Wade Guyton and Jay Sanders, New York

Carl Freedman Gallery, Plenitude, curated by Stephan Tanbin Sastrawid, London

Venus Over Manhattan, Bulletin Boards, New York

Martos Gallery, Creature from the Blue Lagoon, curated by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton

Office Baroque, Henry Codax, Virginia Overton, Kyle Thurman, Antwerp

James Cohan Gallery, Abstract Everyday–Everyday Abstract, curated by Matthew Higgs, New York

Freymond-Guth, Physical! Physical!, Zurich

Hard Hat, Different Strokes, Geneva

Praz-Delavallade, Shake and Bake, curated by Hard Hat, Paris


Freymond-Guth, The Secret Garden, Zurich

Air de Paris, Florbelle (after Sade), curated by Vincent Romagny, Paris,

Gavlak, Sentimental Education, Palm Beach

Spencer Brownstone, 1107 Manhattan Avenue, New York

Wassaic Project, The Finishers, curated by Eric Gleason and Ethan Greenbaum, Wassaic

Blum and Poe, GLEE, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Los Angeles

Martos Gallery, The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton

Laurel Gitlen, Broken Umbrellas, curated by Christopher Aque, New York

fordProject, Summer Affair, curated by Tim Goossens, New York

IMO, I don't know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly..., curated by Howie Chen & Tim Saltarelli, Copenhagen

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Against the Way Things Go, New York

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Indeterminate Activity, New York

The Wrong Again Gallery, Road to Nowhere, a collaborative effort between Virginia Overton and Aaron Suggs, Memphis

White Flag Projects, Impossible Vacation, St. Louis


Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Jacob Kassay, Robert Morris, Virginia Overton, New York

White Columns, Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, organized by Bob Nickas, New York

N.O. Gallery, Multipli D'Artista, Milan

SUArt Galleries, Run and Tell That! New Work from New York, Syracuse University, Syracuse

Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, The Artist as Collector: Olivier Mosset, Tuscon

Galerie Chantal Crousel, The Rule of the Game, Paris

Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Today I Made Nothing, curated by Tim Saltarelli, New York

Marlborough Gallery, Grass Grows By Itself, curated by Sima Familant, New York

Martos Gallery, Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, curated by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton

MoMA PS1, the backroom, organized by Kate Fowle, Long Island City

MoMA PS1, Greater New York, Long Island City

Windows at Saks 5th Avenue, New York

Burning Bridges, Be Yourself, New York

Michel Allen Projects, From the Mississippi to the Hudson, New York

Foundation Barbin, Media Int'l Group, organized by Lucky DeBellevue, New York

Le Magasin-CNAC, Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Grenoble

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, The Audio Show, organized by Seth Kelly, New York

SculptureCenter, In Practice, Long Island City


Greene Naftali Gallery, String Show, curated by Josh Smith, New York


Marshall Arts and Powerhouse, VA4398UV, curated by Virginia Overton, Memphis


Art Museum of the University of Memphis, MAX 2005: The Inner Voice of Art, curated by David Moos, Memphis
MFA Thesis Show, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis


Commissions and Public Works


Frieze Sculpture, Regents Park, London, England

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art: An American City, Eleven Cultural Exercises, curated by Michelle Grabner and Lisa Kurzner, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Art Basel, Parcours, Untitled (HILUX), curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Basel


ALL RISE, Seattle


High Line Art, Pier 54, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York

Storm King Art Center, Outlooks: Virginia Overton, Mountainville


Art Production Fund, Pop-Up 1: Montauk, Montauk


Ile Seguin, R4 in association with FIAC, Untitled, Paris

commission for High Line Art, Untitled, New York

Frieze Projects, Untitled (Mirrors for Randall’s Island), curated by Cecilia Alemani, Randall’s Island


ReMap 3, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts presents: Marc Bauer, Loredana Sperini & Tanja Roscic, Virginia Overton, Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens


Brooks Museum of Art, Off the Grid, Memphis


Special Projects


Virginia Overton for Kunsthalle Bern Special Edition, 100 Years Kunsthalle Bern, Bern


VO for WKV, Westfälischer Kunstverein Jahresgaben, Münster

Amy O’Neill – Virginia Overton, MAY68 at Martos Gallery, New York

Print Residency at Niels Borch Jensen Editions, Copenhagen

Visiting Artist Series in conjunction with The Disagreeable Object, co-curated by Bob Linder and Diego Villalobos, The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco


Servane Mary: Pop Up Postcard Project, produced by Shoot the Lobster, NY, White Columns at Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Ny

Servane Mary and Aura Rosenberg: The Pop-Up Postcard Project, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA Tribeca Film Festival Artists Award Program, curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Tribeca Film Festival Hub, 50 Varick Street, New York

The Pop-Up Postcard Project, organized by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY


Independent Projects, Center548, New York

Another, Once Again, Many Times More, organized by Walead Beshty and Kelley Walker, Carol Bove, Bob Nickas and Virginia Overton, and Ryan Foerster, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY


A Film to be Determined by Virginia Overton, White Flag Projects, St. Louis

Street Trash, organized by James Campbell, Motoko Fukuyama, Virginia Overton, and Aaron Suggs, Memphis

Change of State, organized by Nuit Blanche New York, a site-specific projection commissioned for the façade of the New Museum, New York


Street Trash, organized by James Campbell, Sadie Laska, and Virginia Overton, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Zabludowicz Collection Artist Residency, Sarvisalo, Finland

Top 100 vol. 5 by Davide Bertocchi


Ecart, organized by John Armleder and Mai-Thu Perret, Basel 41, Basel



Panels, Talks, Lectures


Public Art in the City, FRONT International, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Whitney Talks: Virginia Overton and Jane Panetta, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Virginia Overton and Jocko Weyland in Conversation, University of Memphis, TN


Artist Talk With Virginia Overton, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson


An Evening with Virginia Overton: Contemporary Forum Lecture Series, Phoenix Art Museum,  Phoenix


99 Objects: Virginia Overton on The Whitney’s Building by Renzo Piano, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

ECAL Lectures: Virginia Overton & Wade Guyton, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Renens

Bellwether Series Artist Talk, organized by the Cleveland Art Museum, Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, Cleveland


Conversation XXII: Virginia Overton in conversation with Tenzing Barshee, Le Foyer, Zürich, Switzerland


SC Conversations: Unidentified Influences with artists Rachel Foullon, Virginia Overton, Kilian Ruthemann and moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY



The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kunstmuseum Bern
Kunsthaus Zürich
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson
The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland