Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


The Negative Approach Operating System (For Intermediate to Advanced Practitioners); MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY


I Desire...; Covert Operations Gallery, via Instagram: @covert_operations_gallery

Vincent Como | into memory; SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY curated by Annie Wischmeyer, Claire Bergeal, and Sarah Guittar


No Hope. Not Now, Not Ever.; Guest Spot at the Reinstitute, Baltimore, MD


Paradise Lost; MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY


Correlation of Space: Vincent Como and Gehry Kohler, City Ice Arts, Kansas City, MO


Toward Singularity; Sommerkampf, Piermont, NY


Haunting Modernity; House Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Black Mass; Proof Gallery, Boston, MA


Vincent Como and Joseph Sabatino; PS 122, New York, NY


The Blackening; Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY


In Praise of Darkness; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Black: Theories and Ongoing Research; VONZWECK, Chicago, IL


As Defined By Our Surroundings; Presented by Dogmatic at ArtLA, Santa Monica, CA


Object (Subject); Standard, Chicago, IL


Untitled (Dogmatic Exhibition); Dogmatic, Chicago, IL


Untitled (Inflated Space); Southside Gallery, Cleveland, OH


Group Exhibitions


Subvert City; Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

Beyond Black and White; Westbeth Galleries, New York, NY curated by Henry Brown and Li Trincere


Painting Black; Raum Schroth in Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany curated by Ivo Ringe

Linear Anagram; Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL curated by Christopher Stout

Thinking Sequentially; Key Projects, Long Island City, NY 

Weight of Light; DEMO Project, Springfield, IL, curated by Melissa Oresky


Open Range; Woskob Family Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v2; Corridor Projects (divisible), Dayton, OH, and Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Fabulous You; TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY

Death: A Summer Show; Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Melissa Staiger

On Paper; MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY

After; Curious Matter, Jersey City NJ, curated by Arthur Bruso


The Violent Study Club; Stout Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Dreams Were Made For Mortals VI; St. Vitus, Brooklyn, NY curated by Karlynn Holland

10 Part Invention; JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Matters of the Jugular; SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY

Improvised Showboat #12; Curated by Lauren Britton and Zachary Keeting, Gary Stephan Studio, New York, NY

Nothing = Everything; c2c/wc Project Space, San Francisco, CA

Elements; MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY


Triangles; Ventanna 244, Brooklyn, NY curated by Melissa Staiger

Painting Black; Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Foundation Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Ivo Ringe and Joe Barnes

About a Mountain; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Holly Jarrett

Reductions; City Ice Arts, Kansas City, MO

To TSA, With Love; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Keyed up in Bushwick; 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY curated by Key Projects, hosted by Carol Salmanson

The Heroic Object; Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY

Make/Shift; Folioleaf, Brooklyn, NY


Half Life; The Prayzner Residence, Brooklyn, NY

Paint it Black; Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD

Meta Vista; 16 Wilson (formerly Storefront Bushwick), Brooklyn, NY curated by Matthew Neil Gehring, hosted by Deborah Brown

Makers Manual; The Institute Library, New Haven, CT organized by Melanie Carr

That Summer Feeling; Sweatshop Studios, Brooklyn, NY curated by George Terry

Baracca: Ritual and Practice; BuroRotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, curated by Yvo van der Vat and Ibrahim R. Ineke

Correspondence I; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA


Neither Here Nor There But Anywhere and Everywhere; MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY

We Have Relocated To Our New Location; Picture Farm, Brooklyn, NY organized by Karl LaRocca and Kayrock Screenprinting

MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca; Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico, curated by Matthew Deleget and Emi Winter

Possibly the Last Postcard Show; Gallery Wolfy Part II, Cleveland, OH

Brucennial 2012; 159 Bleeker St, NYC, organized by the Bruce High Quality Foundation

(No) Vacancy; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

Black Thorns in the White Cube; Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO and Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL, curated by Amelia Ishmael

Dreams Were Made For Mortals III; St Vitus, Brooklyn, NY curated by Karlynn Holland

Lineup; SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY (Rounds 3 and 4 of a season-long rotating exhibition)


Ritual Aesthetics; Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Progress Report

Lineup; SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY (Rounds 1 and 2 of a season-long rotating exhibition)

We Still See The Black; New Art Center, Newtonville, MA, curated by Alexander DeMaria and Owen Rundquist

Brandt 21; Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Chain Letter; Samson Projects, Boston, MA

Salt Lake City Biennial; House Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Chinese Take Out; Art in General, New York, NY, organized by Jason Bailer Losh

Heads on Poles; Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL, curated by Paul Nudd and Scott Wolniak


Ace of Spades: Alexander Binder, Vincent Como, and Hilda Shen; SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY

Ah Wilderness!; Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL

Psychopomp; Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

Black Lab; The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Drawing on Drawing; Deep Space New York, curated by Rory Donaldson and Erica Mercado

Art/Value/Currency; the Pigeon Wing, London, England and Eastern District, Brooklyn, NY curated by Isobel Shirley

The Artists Guide to the L.A.Galaxy; West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Culver City, CA curated by Michael Arata and qi peng


Artist Books and Prints; Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY

A Book About Death; Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY

Human Craters; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by Andrea Horisaki-Christens

Infinite Possibilities; MomentaArt, Brooklyn, NY

Alchemy; Hudson Guild Galleries. New York, NY


Black; G Fine Art, Washington DC

VIENNABiennale2; Vienna, Austria

VONZWECK at the Barn; Chicago, IL

Hocus Pocus; Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

New American Paintings; Exhibition in Print, Issue #74 Northeastern edition


New York, NY 2007; McCormack Gallery, New York, NY

If Then, As If; One Night Stand, Brooklyn, NY


Contemporary Works on Paper; Barrow and Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Under Cover; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Evanston+Vicinity Biennial; Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Group Exhibition; Drawing and Book Art gallery of Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Fresh A.I.R.; Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

Perfect, a Group Exhibition; through the Illinois State Museum: Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Whittington, IL; Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL


Drawn Out; Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Perfect, the Petite Selection; Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory Art Gallery, Batavia, IL

Perfect, a Group Exhibition; traveling exhibition shown at: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Artists in Residence; Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL


Varied Marks: Contemporary Drawings and Works on Paper; Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

Perfect, a Group Exhibition; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Art Miami; with Schopf Galley on Lake, Miami, FL


Pyramid Scheme (a curatorial project and exhibition); Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL

Art Boat; with Dogmatic, Chicago, IL

Stray Show; with Dogmatic, Chicago, IL


Selections I; SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH


Traumaspace3; Traumaspace, Chicago, IL


Multiples4; NFA Space, Chicago, IL

48 Hours of Making Art; B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painsville, OH


Hot Beats and Renditions; Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL

Squirrels on Parade; Suitable, Chicago, IL


The Artist Book II; FACET, Taos, NM



BFA; Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH


Professional Activities


Weight Over Time: Joy Curtis and Terence Hannum, curated for TSA New York

Visiting Artist for Fine Art Reviews; MICA, Baltimore MD


Visiting Artist; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Artist; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

“Devotion Has a Price” essay presented (via skype) at Coloring the Black a Black Metal Theory Symposium, Dublin, Ireland organized by Michael O’Rourke and Daniel Lukes


Vince Contarino: For Your Eyes Only, curated for TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY


Angular Seduction, curated for TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY


“The Black Singularity” Essay featured in Drain Magazine

Founding Member TSA Brooklyn, an artist run gallery space in Brooklyn, NY


“Tune in, Turn on, Curse Out” essay presented at P.E.S.T. a Black Metal Theory Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, organized by Nicola Masciandaro, Michael O'Rourke and Karin Sellberg


Pecha Kucha presenter, Contemporary Artist Books Conference, NY Art Book Fair, PS1, Long Island City, NY organized by Tony White

Visiting Speaker, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY

Curator Psychopomp, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

Catalog Essay for Black Lab, the Lab, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Artist; Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY


Co-Director of Horse Trader Gallery a Domestic Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (closed in 2011)  


Artist in Residence (2005-06); Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist; University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Panel Discussion; Gallery 400, Chicago, IL


Olfactory Judge; Salmonella in September, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

A More Perfect Union; (Organized by Downtown for Democracy at Max Fish) New York, NY

Artist Project; Interreview online magazine, summer 2004 edition,

Panel Discussion; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Guest Lecturer; University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

Curatorial Discussion; Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL


Artist in Residence; Anchor Graphics Fine Art Printshop, Chicago, IL



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Butler, Sharon. “Installation: Elements @ MINUS SPACE” Two Coats of Paint blog, January 23, 2015.

Rosenthal, Emerson. “Black is the New ‘Black is the New Black’”, The Creators Project, November 28, 2014.

Chavez, Matt Smith. “The Relativity of Black: Q and A with Vincent Como” New American Paintings blog, January 19, 2014.

Davis, Ian MacLean. "Enter The Void", December 17, 2013.

Gava. Kylie. “Vincent Como” FORGETGOOD, Issue 14, Winter 2013/14.

Hester, Diarmuid. "The Void Looks Black" Schoolboy Errors, October 24, 2013.  “Vincent Como” October 10, 2013

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Butler, Sharon. "At Minus Space: Nothing is Everything" Two Coats of Paint blog, June 30, 2012.

Judd, Jason. “Black Metal”, Bite Magazine Issue 4: Rinse and Repeat, Spring/Summer 2012.

Morehart, Phil. "Bang Your Head Darkly" Chicago Journal, April 4, 2012.

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Myron, "From the New Art Center", Alternative Matter, August 16, 2011

Staker, Brian. "House Gallery: SLC Biennial", Salt Lake City Weekly, July 20, 2011.

Hegert, Natalie. "Chinatown" Artslant, June 05, 2011.

Rychen, Jailee. "Chinese Take Out: An art scavenger hunt in the heart of Chinatown", June 03, 2011.

Crow, Kelly. “In Chinatown, Trading Heirlooms for Fine Art”, Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2011.

Schultz, Charles. Ace of Spades, Brooklyn Rail, February, 2011,

Fox, Laura. Heads on Poles, Newcity, January 17, 2011.

Gomez, Enrico. Ace of Spades, WagMag, January 3, 2011.

Teti, Matthew Evans. “Black is the new Black”,, June 11, 2010.

Fulton, Ben. “Paint it Black”, Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2010.

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Niemi, Ilona. “Perfect” Art Papers, July/August 2006.

Koeppel, Frederic. “Artistic Sites Worth Seeing: The Best of 2005” Memphis

Play Book, December 30, 2005.

Knowles, Carol. “Perfect Sense” Memphis Flyer, October 14, 2005.

Weeden, John. “Obsessions form the art”, October 14, 2005.

Brunetti, John. “Perfect: A Group Exhibition” dialogue, May/June, 2004.

Sevilla, Rand. “Vincent Como” Coterie, May, 2004.

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Artner, Allen. "Perfect" Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2004.   

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