b. Casper, WY 1979
    Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

    MFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2008
    BFA, Studio Art, Eastern Washington University, 2004

    Broken Promises, One Grand Gallery, Portland OR

    People Who Work Here, David Zwirner Gallery, New York NY

    Bringing It All Back Home, General Public, Indianapolis IN
    As Below, So Above, REH Kunst, Berlin Germany
    In the Box, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus OH

    Dead in August, Present Company, Brooklyn NY
    Damned If You Doom, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque NM
    MassArt Alumni, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn NY
    Dreams Were Made For Mortals III, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY
    The Strip Show, SFCC Gallery, Spokane WA

    We Still See the Black, The New Art Center, Newton MA
    Brutal Doodle 2.0, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn NY
    Works Sited, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY
    Dreams Were Made For Mortals II, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY
    Chain Letter, Samsøn Projects, Boston MA
    Brutal Doodle, Lufthansa Studios, Boston MA
    A Time and Place, Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    Fesad, Kleio Projects, New York NY
    Rawhide, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia PA
    Tompkins Projects West, Dan Graham, Los Angeles CA

    Black Steam and Ether, Titanik Gallery, Turku Finland
    In Light, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA
    Zu Beginn, Menschkraft Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    2010 Bushwick Truck Show, Brooklyn NY
    Drawing Blood, Work Gallery, Brooklyn NY

    Where No Pathway Goes, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston MA
    Under the Same Shadow, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn NY
    FoCI Art Fair, Miami FL
    Gruesome Demise, Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    Nyktomorph, Curious Matter, Jersey City NJ
    The Cursed Chateau, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis IN
    Viking Mountain Funeral, Celestial Suitcase Presents, Brooklyn NY

    This is Boston, Not LA, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston MA
    Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston MA
    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Stephen Paine Gallery, Boston MA
    Salt City Dozen 2007, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse NY
    Twofold, Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia PA

    Prelude, Julie Chae Gallery, Boston MA
    New Art ’07, Kingston Gallery, Boston MA

    Steps Beyond, SFCC Gallery, Spokane WA

    Paintings, Oddball Studios, Portland OR
    Inaugural Exhibition, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane WA

    Details, Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art, Cheney WA
    All Media Juried Exhibition, Chase Gallery, Spokane WA

    Large Format, Constant Creations, Spokane WA

    Perceptions, Raw Space, Spokane WA

    Made in the USA, SFCC Gallery, Spokane WA
    Explorations VII invitational, Chase Gallery, Spokane WA

    We Still See the Black, co-curated with Alexander DeMaria, The New Art Center, Newton MA, 2011

    Bauer, Kristin, "Heavy Metal Art: Banks Violette and Seven Other Artists on the Spectrum of Dark and Gritty," Beautiful/Decay, October 20, 2013.
    Scantlen, Seth, Mt Duum. Vol 1, No 2. New York: Visual Field Press, 2012.
    Scozzaro, Carrie, “Art Tease,” The Pacific Northwest Inlander, vol. 19, no. 13, 2012.
    DeFranco, Cody and Kuo, Antonia, Exhumed Book One. New York: Exhumed Editions, 2011.
    Farizan, Sara, "New Happenings at the New Art Center in Newton," Artscope, September 30th, 2011.
    Carioli, Carly, "The Black Art,” The Boston Phoenix, vol. XLV no. 34, 2011.
    Mäkitalo, Marianne, “Hevisaunalla Suomeen,” Turun Sanomat, vol. 106 no. 34, 2010.
    Cianfrani, Antonia, “Doom Zine,” Philadelphia, 2009.
    Cook, Greg, “I Wanna Rock,” The Boston Phoenix, December 2008.
    Hopkins, Randi, “Everybody Get Together,” The Boston Phoenix, July 2008.
    Glahn, Philip, "Twofold Exhibition Part 2: MassArt at Tyler,” February 2008.
    McQuaid, Cate, “At Three Sites, New Management and Fresh Ideas,” The Boston Globe, October 2007.
    “Big Red On-the-Town: First Friday Openings,” Big Red & Shiny, September 2007.
    Bromley, Adrian, "Reviews,” Unrestrained!, no. 28, 2004.
    Konjoyan, Jon, "Music Reviews,” Pit, no. 48, Fall 2004.
    “It’s in the Details,” The Pacific Northwest Inlander, November 2003.

    Awards and Residencies
    SUMU Artist in Residence, Titanik Gallery, Turku Finland, 2010
    Honorable Mention, In Light, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA, 2010
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Award nomination, 2008
    Juror’s Choice, All Media Juried Exhibition, Chase Gallery, Spokane WA, 2003

    Lectures and Appearances
    Lecture, Invisible Oranges, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, 2012
    Curatorial Lecture, Seeing the Black, The New Art Center, Newton MA, 2011
    Lecture, (sub)Culture and Ritual, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford MA, 2009
    Panel Discussion, Steps Beyond, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane WA, 2005

    Progressive Art Collection
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design