Nathalie Karg Gallery

Joe Fyfe

Joe Fyfe (b. 1952 in New York, New York) is based in New York City. He repurposes found materials like kites, signs, and banners to reveal the poetic beauty within overlooked everyday objects. Culled from daily refuse—particularly that of impoverished areas in Southeast Asia—Fyfe’s work documents regional transitions and globalization. They are deliberately nonrepresentational, allowing materials to dictate form and come together on their own, rather than adhere to a preconceived artist’s vision. Fyfe received his BFA in 1976 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been publishing art criticism and essays extensively for the past twenty years and is the recipient of numerous residencies and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship (2006-07), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2004, 2015).

Nathalie Karg Exhibitions


Artadia, Awardee Spotlight: A Dialogue with Joe Fyfe, 2019 Two coats of paint, Heather Bause Rubinstein, The materiality of written language, 2019   Artcritical, Joe Fyfe: But a flag has flown away at Nathalie Karg, 2019 L'Essor de la Loire, Daniel Brignon, Claude Viallat - Joe Fyfe, a meeting, and oeuvre, 2019 Time Out, the top 5 art shows this week, 2019 Gotham Magazine, Allison Berg, Catch a Rising Star, 2017 Sculpture Magazine, Jan Garden Castro, Joe Fyfe, 2017 Time Out, Howard Halle, Joe Fyfe, 2016 ArtForum, Tyler Curtis, Joe Fyfe at Nathalie Karg, 2016 Blouinartinfo, Datebook: Joe Fyfe’s ‘Kiss the Sky’ at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York, 2016 ARTnews, Lilly Wei, Joe Fyfe at Longhouse Projects, 2015 The Brooklyn Rail, David Rhodes, JOE FYFE make me one with everything, 2015 Art in America, Lilly Wei, Joe Fyfe, 2011 Artnet, Walter Robinson, Joe Fyfe: PAINTER'S APOTHEOSIS, 2011 Bomb Magazine, Josh Blackwell, Joe Fyfe, 2011 The New York Sun, David Cohen, Orgy in the Raw, 2010