Justin Gainan


    Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Justin Gainan attended the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated in 2004 with his BFA then attended Goldsmiths, University of London, to receive his MFA in 2009. Selected solo exhibitions include You don’t want to believe. Dolphin 2007, Kansas City, MO and Please Find me half, K Space, Corpus Christi, TX. Selected group exhibitions include Form Content London, UK, Correspondenzen at Baeckerstrasse4 Vienna, Austria, Misery Connoiseur Live issue no.1 at Van Horbourgh Zurich, Switzerland, The David Roberts Art Foundation London, UK, Cosmophobia at L’Atelier Kunstspielraum Berlin, Germany and It’s in there somewhere at Tenderpixel London, UK. Recent group exhibition Mimesis; Narrative; Against hegemony! At APT gallery, London England 2019.

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Medium Density Overlay: Split, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  Resilient Dispose.ition, Becco, Kansas City, MO 

2007  You are sleeping, you do not want to believe. You are sleeping., Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2004  Drawings and Installations, Lynn Foundation, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  Loose Group, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017-18  Every Street, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014-15  On Behalf of One's Obsessions, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  Paradise Lodge Residency Exhibition, Bombay, India

2013  OPEN, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  Thanks for the warning, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2013  Misery Connoisseur Live Issue no.1., Van Horbourgh. Zurich, Switzerland

2012  Cosmophobia, L'Atelier Kunstspielraum, Berlin, DE

2012  Notes on Land, Tompkins projects, Brooklyn, NY

2012  Once Emerging, Now Emerging, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012  Liberty, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012  Frontier: to face, now rare, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO

2011  Series Circuit, LPP, Oakland, CA

2011  Object, Object, Object, Gallery H, Seoul S. Korea

2011  Bienal Fronteriza De Arte, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

2011  Violence (II), Los Caminos, St Louis, MO

2011  Juried Exhibition at Baeckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria

2011  It’s in there somewhere, Tenderpixel, London, England

2010  Some Where, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2010  Violence, The Exhibition Agency, Chicago, IL

2010  Border Art Biennial 2010, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX


2010  Justin Gainan and Jason Underhill, Dan Graham gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Michael Landy’s Art Bin, South London Gallery, London, England

2009  The Object of the Attack, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England

2009  A Work A Day, July 16, MOT International, London, England

2009  Chinese Whispers with Paul Klee and Walter Benjamin, Sassoon Gallery, London, England

2009  M.F.A. Degree Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London, England

2009  The Bunker at the Center of the Universe, WWII Underground Bunker London, England

2009  thirtyeighthoursandfortyfiveminutes, HFBK Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2008  The Shortest Short-Story Ever Written…, FormContent, London, England

2008  Metamorphosis, Islington Arts. London, England

2006  Charlotte Street Award Exhibition, H&R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, MO

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