2007 - UC Berkeley, Practice of Art MFA
2000 – 2001 Whitney Independent Study Program
1989-1993 BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Major in Studio, Minor in Art History
As of the fall of 2009 I am an Assistant Professor, at Purchase College.
email: joseph.mckay at purchase.edu. Previously, I was an adjunct teacher at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Diablo Valley Community College.
Courses I currently teach include:
"Digital Media Studio"
"Hacking the Everyday"
"Into to Physical Computing"
In 2011 and 2012 Joe McKay was the Artistic Director of the Woodstock Digital Media Festival in Woodstock Vermont.
January - LUI solo show, Long Island University, New York, Curator Nancy Grove
September - Thanks for Sharing, The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School CT, Curator Greg Lock
September - Tablet Tumbler - Collaboration with Kristin lucas, Mediations Biennale , Curator Denise Carvalho
December – Playstation, Postmasters Gallery, New York , Curator Magdalena Sawon
December – Tricked, CultureFix, New York, Curator Lia Woertendyke
August - Opening Reception, CultureFix, New York, Curator Lia Woertendyke
June - Woodstock Digital Media Festival, Co-director, Woodstock Vermont
June - Spiral Bound: notebooks by artists from New York and San Diego, National University, San Diego
Jan – Tweetagraph, website and YouTube viral video
November - Joe McKay, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Solo show - Curator Pari Nadimin
October - BigTime, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA, Curator Richard Rinehart
September "The Future Is Not What Is Used To Be" at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, Curator Magdalena Sawon
Feb - Matt and Jude Bowl, More than Super, Queens New York
June - “MADE IN INTERNET”, ARTBOOM festival, Krakow, Poland Curator Marcin Ramocki.
Feb 28 - "the future is not what it used to be" Postmasters Gallery, New York, Curator Magdalena Sawon
Feb 3 - "Aesthetics of Gaming", PACE University, Curator Michelle Kasprzak
Spring - "Realtime", online Rhizome commission.
Nov 7 – Dec 20 "Schematic: New Media Art from Canada", Curators Michelle Kasprzak and Heather Corcoran
Sept 6 – Nov 2 "RESET/PLAY", Arthouse, Texas, Curators: Marcin Ramocki and Paul Slocum
April – June "TRY AGAIN" La Casa Encendida, Madrid
March 30 – June 1 "Off the Grid" Neuberger Museum of Art, Curators: Galen Joseph-Hunter, Jacqueline Shilkoff, Tianna Kennedy, and Tom Roe
February "Deadpan III" The Lab (performance), Curator: Jonn Herschend
Sept 7 – Oct 7 "Loss of Signal" VertexList, Brooklyn, NY. (Solo Show)
April 18 "8-bit screening, and Big Ups demonstration", PFA, Berkeley CA, Curator: Steve Seid
April 30 "The return of Balance" (with Greg Niemeyer), The Falaki Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, Curator Aida Eltorie
May 18 "Fermata", Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA, Curator: Elizabeth Newboe
September "The Golden Hour", Gigantic Art Space, New York, Curators: Susanna Cole and Erin Donnelly
August "NextNew 2006 : Art and Technology" ICA, San Jose, CA, Curator: Cathy Kimball
July "Six Outdoor Projects at LIU", Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Matt Freedman
June "Code Residue", VertexList, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Marcin Ramoki
May "Iam5" Parkers Box International Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY
April "robo-performance", Artist television access, San Francisco
March screening of "The Color Game" at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Curator: Steve Seid
Nov "Game Overature II" Color Game (interactive computer installation), Curator: Free 103.9, Brooklyn, New York,
July "The Infinite Fill Show" Foxy Production, New York, NY. Curator: Cory and Jamie Arcangel
July "Presence of Light" Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, NY. Curator: Kathleen Gilrain
Mar "Color Game" WeeWerks, Toronto, Ont.
Jan "Loading", Vertex List, New York, (Solo Show)
Nov "ZKM", Robots No Follow (video), Karlsruhe, Germany.
June "Outpost", Smack Mellon Gallery, New York, Curator: Ada Ruby
June "Radiator Festival" Robots No Follow (video), Nottingham, England
Feb "transmediale.o3", Robots No Follow (video) Berlin, Germany.
Feb "Animations", Everything's Coming Up Roses (video), Kunstwerk Berlin, Germany.
Oct "Prosthesis", collaboration with Matt Freedman, im n iL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Oct "Animations", Everything's Coming Up Roses (video), P.S.1 Contemporary Art, LIC, NY.
Oct "The Electric Donut", Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL. (solo show)
July "The Electric Donut", Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Media Z Lounge, NY, NY. (solo show)
May "Whitney Independent Study Program, Year End Show", (kinetic sculptures, performance)
Jan "Stand Clear" (sound installation), Elevator, Art in General, NY.
Nov Simulcast Convention 2000: New York, computer and video performance, Collaboration with Kristin Lucas, Sally McKay, Tim Hirzel, and DJ Mr. E, Postmasters Gallery, NY, NY.
Sept "Proposals from Halifax", One week in October, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
June "Church of What's Happenin' Now", Simulcast Convention 2000: Columbus, collaboration with Kristin Lucas and Sally McKay, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
May "May Show", Project Space, Sculpture Center, New York (solo show)
May "Joe McKay / Sandy Plotnikov", YYZ, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Eisner Award, UC Berkeley
July 2012 Burlingtom Free Press, "Digital media explored through nature, art", Lynn Monty
2011 June 22nd ArtFagCity Panel Discussion Recap: Issues of Digital Media Art at the Woodstock Digital Media Festival, Paddy Johnson
2011 may 11th The Art of the App, L magazine, Paddy Johnson
2010 Nov 5th, Globe and Mail, Watched by Big Brother Google, Joe McKay watches right back, R.M. Vaughan.
2006 Feb NYFA Interactive "introducing…" (nyfa.org) Chris Ashley
2004 New York Times, "Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames", Holland Cotter, Jan 23rd
2003 New Yorker, “Goings on About Town”, July 7th 2003, p.15
2002 New Art Examiner, "The Electric Donut", January - February 2002, p.67