Day Gleeson, American (1948 - )

Day Gleeson

Education

The New School for Social Research
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Professional Experience

1988- now
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Associate Professor (Tenured) Drawing, Printmaking
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Acting Dean
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Interim Associate Dean

1993-94 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Interim Dean
1982-88 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
Assistant Professor (Full-time) Drawing, Printmaking
1976-80 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
Instructor, Printmaking
1975-77 Parsons School of Design, Instructor, Printmaking
1974-75 Pratt-Phoenix School of Design, Instructor, Drawing

Lectures and Service to the Field

2010 The Cooper Union, “Women’s Suffrage and Women’s Rights” in
Great Evenings in The Great Hall, reader.
2005 “A Knock at the Door” panel discussion organized by Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council, Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York, NY.
“A Knock at the Door”, assisted Seth Cameron and Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council in organizing the exhibition at Cooper
Union, New York, NY.
1988 “Artists Talk on Art” panel discussion on the current state of Prints,
with Barry Walker, Curator of Prints at the Brooklyn Museum, Editor
of Print Collectors Newsletter and Judith Solodkin, master printer
and Director of Solo Press.
1985-87 Artist Certification Committee, The Department of Cultural Affairs,
reviewed materials submitted for artist housing certification.
1984-85 Heresies collective, editorial design and production of “Satire,”
Heresies Magazine, issue 19.
1984 Lincoln Center, “Aesthetic Education in the Schools” program,
lecture on alternative Print processes and demonstration.
1983 Bennington College, lecture on the history and techniques of
Papermaking and demonstration.
1982 The Cooper-Hewitt Museum Lecture Series, lecture on the historyand techniques of Intaglio and demonstration.
P.S. 122, lecture on the history and techniques of Papermaking and
demonstration.

Exhibitions

2011 Contemporary Art from the Collection, MoMA, New York, NY.
2011 Your House is Mine , edited by Andrew Castrucci and Nadia Coen,
produced by Bullet Space, BMW Guggenheim Lab, New York, NY.
2011 Quality-Of-Lifer , solo exhibition in collaboration with Dennis Thomas,
Asja Gleeson, Tommy Coleman and Annabel Roberts-McMichael, La
Mama La Galleria, New York, NY.
2010 Breaking into the Human Race, in collaboration with Rina Goldfield,
Sharon Hayes and Annabel Roberts-McMichael, The Cooper Union,
New York, NY.
2008 Reverse Turing Tests , work included in an installation by Kevin
Zucker, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY.
2006 The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, Grey
Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY.
Speed Limit, curated by James Leary, presented by Redhead Project
Space at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY.
2005 A Knock at the Door , curated by Seth Cameron, presented by
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at The Cooper Union, The Melville
Gallery at The South Street Seaport and Anthology Film Archives,
New York, NY.
ABC No Rio 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction, Deitch Projects, New
York, NY.
2004 Loose Cannon, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Now and Ten Years Ago, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin,
Germany.
2002 “We Shall Not Be Moved: International Graphics on Gentrification
and Homelessness,” traveling and online exhibition, The Center for
the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA.
2000 MoMA 2000 Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Ides of March, ABC No Rio, New York, NY.
1998 Urban Encounters , curated by Gregory Sholette, New Museum of
Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
1997 Public Notice: Art and Activist Posters, 1951-1997, curated by
Papo Colo, Jeanette Ingberman and Cesar Trasobares, Exit Art, New
York, NY; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN; The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
1996 Mixing Messages, curated by Ellen Lupton, organized by
International Association of Graphic Artists, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY.
1995 Cultural Economies, curated by Julie Ault, The Drawing Center, New
York, NY.
1991 Your House is Mine, street poster project, organized by Andrew
Castrucci and Nadia Coen, produced by Bullet Space, exhibited on
the streets of the Lower East Side, The Center for the Book Arts,
Kenkeleba House, New York, NY.
Humor, Irony and Satire, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY.
1990 Societal Images, with Debora Jenks, Craig Kalpakjain, John Lekay,
Dennis Thomas and Kenneth Goldsmith, White Columns, New York,
NY.
The Decade Show, curated by Gary Sangster and Laura Trippi, The
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New Museum of
Contemporary Art and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY.
1988 Committed to Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY,;Chicago,
IL; Dayton, OH; San Diego, CA; Albany, NY.
1987 The Castle, curated and installed by Group Material, Documenta 8,
Kassel, West Germany.
Fake, curated by William Olander, New Museum of Contemporary
Art, New York, NY.
Issues that Won’t Go Away, curated by Heresies, P.P.O.W. Gallery,
New York, NY.
1986 The Affluent Want…, A & P Gallery, New York, NY.
Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables, A & P Gallery, New York, NY.
Artists for Artists, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY.
Mass Art, curated by Group Material, Hall Walls, Buffalo, NY; Aljira
Arts, Newark, NJ; Spaces, Cleveland, OH; Art Consortium, Cincinnati,
OH.
1985 Art is Not a Commodity, Forsythe Street Sculpture Garden, New
York, NY.
Mass Art, installation curated by Group Material, New Museum of
Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
The Real Estate Show, World Trade Center, New York, NY.
The Nicaragua Show, A & P Gallery, New York, NY.
1984 I Love You Nancy, A & P Gallery, New York, NY.
Art for the Evicted, organized and curated by Lucy Lippard for
Political Art Documentation/Distribution, various sites on the Lower
East Side, New York, NY.
The Second Coming, or Is there Feminist Porn?, curated by Carnival
Knowledge, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY.
Artists Call Against Intervention, organized by Political Art
Documentation/Distribution, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY.
1983 Looks and Books , ABC No Rio, curated by Brad Melamid, New York,
NY.
Subculture , organized by Group Material, exhibited at the New
Museum of Contemporary Art and Taller Latino Americano, installed
in cars of the IRT Subway Lines, New York, NY.

Bibliography

2002 “We Shall Not Be Moved: International Graphics on Gentrification
and Homelessness,” traveling and online exhibition, The Center for
the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA.
1996 “Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture,” Ellen
Lupton, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY.
1991
1989 “Your House is Mine,” edited by Andrew Castrucci and Nadia Coen,
Bullet Space, New York, NY.
1987 “Fake, a Meditation on Authenticity,” William Olander, Museum of
Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Fake exhibition review by Kate Linker, Art in America, October.
1986 The Affluent Want… exhibition review by Tony Cokes, Art in
America, January.
1985 Mass Art exhibition review by Jeanne Fischer, October.
“Recodings,” Hal Foster in The Culture Effect, Bay Press, WA.
1984 "The Problem with Puerilism," Craig Owens, Art in America 72, no. 6
(Summer 1984): 162-163.
“City Limits,” Jim Sleeper, This Neighborhood is Not for Sale, June/July.
“Art and Artists,” Gentrification, November.
Heresies collective, “Satire,” Heresies Magazine, issue 19.

Collections

Museum of Modern Art
New York Public Library
List Collection
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Brooklyn Museum
Cooper-Hewitt
Fogg Museum, Harvard University
Getty Institute
Gutenberg Bibliothek, Germany
Herzog Museum, Germany
Mainz Bibliothek, Germany
Museo del Commune di Milan, Italy
Offenbach Bibliothek, Germany
Pesci Museum, Prato, Italy
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Spencer Collection, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Staadt Museum, Berlin
Stielich Bibliothek, Germany
University of Kansas, Lawrence
University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library, Madison
Victoria and Albert Museum
Wellesley College, MA
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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