Anthony Warnick investigates the intersection of social systems and capital. He lives and works in Manhattan, Kansas. Warnick holds a MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Web + Multimedia Environments. He works between digital media and sculpture producing works in media as varied as film, porcelain, software, and paper. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at Carnation Contemporary (Portland, OR), Ely Center of Contemporary Art (New Haven, CT), SPACES Gallery (Cleveland, OH), Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit, MI), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI), Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), and CICA Museum (Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea). Warnick's work has been supported with residencies at SOMA (Mexico City), PADA (Barreiro, Portugal), Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), and Futurefarmers (San Francisco, CA).

Anthony Warnick



AOVx at Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN (Forthcoming)


__________ News (Solo) at The Neon Heater, Findlay, OH
And So It Goes (Solo) at Northcutt Steele Gallery, Montana State University, Billings, MT
6x6 at Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
Pop Up at Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State Univeristy, Manhattan, KS


A Changing World, ImageOHIO (FotoFocus 2022 Biennial), Columbus, OH
034, PADA, Barreiro, Portugal
Color at CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Salina Biennial at Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
UNDERCURRENTS at Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT


Public Sculpture at Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Group Show at Shrine Gallery, New York, NY
Uncompressed at Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC


Catalyst (NCECA satellite) at Cherry Gallery, Richmond, VA (Canceled due to COVID-19)


On the Tip of My Tongue at Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR
Habits of Thought, Patterns of Action (Two Person) at Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Breaching the Margins at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
What Makes Democracy? (Solo) with FaveLAB, Athens, Greece
Vitrine at Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY


NON//SENSE at the Gordon Square Arts Space, Cleveland, OH
Uncommon Senses II at Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Language Games (solo) at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH


The Logic Of The Exception (Solor) Christensen Gallery at the Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
CIA Faculty Exhibition at Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH
SONIC REBELLION: MUSIC AS RESISTANCE at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
Except As A Punishment for Crime (Solo) at SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH


CIA Faculty Exhibition at Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Disappear Under Messy Possibilities at SOMA, Mexico City
ROY G BIV Gallery (Solo), Columbus, OH


Graduate Degree Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Failure After Failure (Solo) at Detroit Gallery, Minneapolis, MI


15th Experiencing Perspectives at Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI
Pyrocognitions at Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Communication: The Breakdown at Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Poetry and Prosaic at Forum Gallery Fall 2013 Bloomfield Hills, MI
The God Show at Forum Gallery Fall 2013 Bloomfield Hills, MI
Artists on the Verge at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


Rose Colored Glass at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Copy Cat at The Dressing Room, Minneapolis, MN
Art Shanty Projects, Minneapolis, MN


Commencement Exhibition at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Northern Spark by Northern Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
DBEA at 3333, Minneapolis, MN
Pop Saw The Need at Double Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Made @ MCAD at MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
Memory at MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
Free Makers School at Gallery 148, Minneapolis, MN


Situate Lost Causes! at Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
Slanguage Portmanshow at Gallery 148, Minneapolis, MN
Made @ MCAD at MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
Foot In The Door 4 at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Time | Space at Bi Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Bury The Hatchet at Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
Time | Space at MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
Rumble on the Southside at Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
Artery 24 at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal 2022
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 2019
FAVELab, Athens, Greece 2019
Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland, OH 2018
Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC 2017
SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2016/2017
SOMA Summer, Mexico City, Mexico 2016
Ten Chances, St. Paul, MN 2014
Futurefarmers, San Francisco, CA 2011
Art of This, Minneapolis, MN 2010


Faculty Enhancement Program, Kansas State University, 2020-2021
The Hopper Prize (Shortlist), 2019
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2017
Artist on the Verge Fellowship, Northern, 2012 - 2013

Invited Talks / Presentations

'Network as Object', Cranbrook Academy of Art, Apr. 17, 2020
Artist Presentation, Parsons School of Design, Mar. 9, 2020
'Artist Talk', Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, July 12, 2019
'What is Democracy', Kansas State University Mar 21, 2019
‘Visiting Artist Lecture’, Washington and Lee University, Mar 2, 2017
‘Appropriations’, NYU Shanghai, China, Nov 7, 2016
‘Can We Talk’, SOMA, Mexico City, Aug 25, 2016
‘Visiting Artist Lecture’, Cleveland Institute of Art, Sep 16, 2015
‘Lecture as Sculpture’, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Mar 4, 2015
‘A Cranbrook Conversation’ Art in the Contemporary World Podcast, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland - Mar. 2014


URGENCY READER 2, Queer.Archive.Work 2020
DUMP, SOMA, 2016
Folio 15, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2015
15th Experiencing Perspectives Catalogue published by Mercedes Benz, 2014
Quodlibetica - Constellation 18 February 2012
Quodlibetica - Constellation 16 October 2011
Not-book Issue no. 1 Fall 2011


Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
SOMA Library, Mexico City, Mexico
University of St. Thomas Library (Artist Book Collection), St. Paul, MN
The Floating Library, Minneapolis, MN
Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland, OH

Work Experience

Co-Director/Co-Curator, The Muted Horn Gallery, Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2018
Designer and Developer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Dec. 2014 - May 2015
Developer, New Media Initiatives Walker Art Center Dec. 2011 - Aug. 2013
Developer, Aspen Art Museum Spring 2012 - Aug. 2013
Co-Director/Co-Curator Art Of This One Nighter Series 2010 - Aug. 2013
Developer, Futurefarmers, Dec. 2011 - Aug. 2013
Board of Directors, Gallery 148, 2010 - 2011


2013 - 2015

M.F.A. (Sculpture)
Cranbrook Academy of Art

2007 - 2011

B.F.A. (Web + Multimedia Environments)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design



Assistant Professor in the Department of Art
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas


Visiting Assistant Professor in Studio Art
Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio


Full-time Lecturer in Sculpture + Expanded Media and Foundation
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture - Leading theory seminars
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan