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