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

Genesis BELANGER

Genesis Belanger’s work is characterized by the treatment of objects as surrogates for the body. Everyday objects, sculpted in stoneware and tinted in fondant hues, often take on human features, made uncomfortably familiar as they begin to resemble us. Working with a wide range of material such as clay, metal, and upholstery, Belanger often creates immersive installations that depict liminal spaces, such as a reception area, hotel lobby, or funeral parlor. Her signature motifs, such as manicured female hands, misplaced limbs, half eaten foods, and cigarettes inhabit these spaces, toeing the line between comfort and disquiet, the beautiful and the strange. The artist's psychologically charged scenes ultimately point to society’s progressive, yet stagnant, movement in gender stereotypes and equality as well as critique mass consumerism. 

In 2021, Genesis Belanger is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Consortium in Dijon, France. In 2020, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Ridgefield, Connecticut dedicated a solo exhibition to her work and published a catalogue on the occasion. In 2019, Belanger created an installation in the New Museum’s Storefront Window, New York. 

education

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

2021
- Another Man's Treasure, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- We Were Never Friends, The Consortium Museum, Dijon, France

2020
- The Party's Over, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- Through the Eye of a Needle, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2019
- Coins for the Ferrymen, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Holding Pattern, New Museum, New York, NY

2018 
- A Strange Relative, Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin, New York, NY

2017  
- Cheap Cookie and a Tall Drink of Water, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY

group shows

2023
- Day Jobs, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (forthcoming)

2022
- MoMu Fashion Museum, Antwerp, Belgium (forthcoming)

2021
- L’Almanach, The Consortium Museum, Dijon, France (forthcoming)
- The Shoo Sho, curated by Julie Curtiss, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
- Bitter Nest, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
- Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley, London, UK

2020
- Artists for New York, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY 
- Good Pictures, Jeffrey Deitch Inc, New York, NY
A Love Letter to a Nightmare, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2019
- Dark Laughter, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 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

 2018  
- Distortions, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY
- Liquid Dreams, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- 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

 2017
 - Genesis Belanger, Melissa Brown, Roy de Forest, Mimi Gross, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 2016 
 - 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

 2014  
 - Still Life, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 2013  
 - Fresh!, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 2012  
 - Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

 2011 
 - New Insight, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
 - CAA MFA Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

public collections

- Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

  • April 2021
    Frieze Magazine — 1 PAGE

  • December 2020
    Art and Object — 11 PAGES

  • December 2020
    Art in America — 4 PAGES

  • October 2020
    Garage Magazine — 3 PAGES

  • October 2020
    Wallpaper — 2 PAGES