Born in 1978 in USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA


Genesis Belanger’s work is characterized by the treatment of objects as surrogates for the body. Sculpted in porcelain and concrete and tinted in fondant hues, everyday objects take on human features, made uncomfortably familiar as they begin to resemble us. Belanger’s still life sculptures—compositions of furniture, fruit, and flowers loaded with signs and symbols—are increasingly contextualized by their surroundings, psychologically charged spaces created by the artist. The effect is uncanny, toeing the line between comfort and disquiet, the beautiful and the strange.

In 2019 Belanger created an installation in the New Museum’s Storefront Window, in New York. In 2020, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will present her first solo exhibition at a major US museum. In 2021, Belanger will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Consortium Museum in Dijon, France.


2012 Master of Fine Arts, Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts coursework, Rhode Island School of Design, RI

solo shows

- L'Almanach, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (forthcoming)

- Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (forthcoming)
- Through the Eye of a Needle, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (forthcoming)

- Coins for the Ferrymen, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Holding Pattern, New Museum, New York, NY

- A Strange Relative, Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin, New York, NY

- Cheap Cookie and a Tall Drink of Water, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY

group shows

- Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (forthcoming)

- Good Pictures, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY (forthcoming)
- A Love Letter to a Nightmare, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)

- Dark Laughter, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, curated by Barry Schwabsky, London, UK
- Magnetic Fields, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
- No Patience For Monuments, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Group Show, Howard’s, Athens, GA

- Distortions, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY
- Objects Like Us, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
- Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
- Body So Delicious, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI

 - Genesis Belanger, Melissa Brown, Roy de Forest, Mimi Gross, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 - Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras, New York, NY
 - Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
 - Frida Smoked, Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, NY
 - Nature/Gesture, Project Art Space. New York, NY
 - Spring Break/Art Fair, New York, NY

 - Still Life, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 - Fresh!, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 - Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

 - New Insight, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
 - CAA MFA Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

public collections

- Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

  • April 2020
    The Wall Street Journal — 7 PAGES

  • March 2020
    Purple — 6 PAGES

  • November 2019
    Sculpture — 12 PAGES

  • November 2019
    Numéro — 4 PAGES

  • September 2019
    Artsy — 7 PAGES


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