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EDUCATION

2006

  • MFA Sculpture / Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio

2001

  • BFA Sculpture, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Jimmy Kuehnle: Tounge in Cheek, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
  • Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

2013

  • Inflatable Wonderland Labyrinth of Joy, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Twinkling Tricycle Tour of Enchantment, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio

2010

  • Things Bigger Than People, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

2009

  • I Don't Like Cold Weather, Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, Albion, Michigan

2008

  • Inflatable Sculptures, galerie weissraum, Kyoto, Japan
  • Jimmy Kuehnle: Full of Cold Air, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Texas

2007

  • Peek-a-Boo: Who's Watching Who?, San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, Texas

2006

  • Tell Me a Story, Gallery 4 - Blue Star Contemporay Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • 3D on Swiss, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
  • Jimmy in Binary, C-Art Studio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Jimmy Kuehnle: Art in the Streets, Houston Community College Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Don't Just Stand There, Gallery 76, Wenatchee Valley College, Washington

2005

  • Project Row Houses Installation, Houston, Texas

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • How to Remain Human, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

2014

  • State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

2010

  • ARS, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy

2009

  • ArtPrize 2009, The Old Federal Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Art Outside 2009, Apache Pass, Rockdale, Texas
  • A RAiR Family, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Fusebox Festival 2009, Austin, Texas

2008

  • UP, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Texas Chair Project, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
  • Betsu no Sekai, Nagakute Cultural Center, Nagoya, Japan

2007

  • Ryugakusei Exhibition, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Art and Music Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • Texas Uprising, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Waiting to Explode: Richie Budd and Jimmy Kuehnle, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

2006

  • Nacho Volcano, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

2005

  • Siamese Triplets: Kuehnle, Jobe, Budd, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas
  • Ulterior Motifs no. 9, (group invitational exhibition) Wheeler Bro's Studios, Lubbock, Texas
  • Texas Biennial, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas (catalogue)
  • 5x7 Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas.
  • Face First, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas (Curators: Frances Colpitt and Carolee Moore)
  • Resolutions UTSA Student Juried Exhibition, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. (Juror: Riley Robinson)
  • One Big Piece, Gallery 101, Houston, Texas

2004

  • UTSA Juried Student Show, George Rickey Studio, San Antonio, Texas (Juror: Bill Fitzgibbons)

2003

  • The 8th International Friendship Festival, Egret Building, Himeji, Japan
  • CSR Interesting Object Competition, Egret Building, Himeji, Japan
  • AWAZA Garden 2003, Otamae Koen, Himeji, Japan

2001

  • Amerikan Pride, Tom Thumb Gallery, Kirksville, Missouri

2000

  • Art Chaos, Tom Thumb Gallery, Kirksville, Missouri
  • 13th Northern National Art Competition, LRC Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin (Juror: Betsy Damon)
  • Alumni Exhibit, DeSmet Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2017

  • Shirooni Artist Residency - Shirooni Studios - Onishi, Japan

2016

  • Creative Workforce Fellowship - Cleveland, Ohio

2013

  • SWAP: SPACES World Artist-in-Residence Program - SPACES - Cleveland, Ohio

2010

  • Sculpture Space Residency - Utica, New York

2009

  • Philip C. Curtis Artist in Residence - Albion College - Albion, Michigan
  • Ateljé Stundars Artist Residency - Stundars Musuem - Vaasa, Finland

2008

  • Fulbright Grant - Graduate Research Fellow - Sculpture/Public Art in Japan

PUBLIC ART

2011

  • Commissioned Inflatable Sculpture, Artworks, Cincinnati, Ohio

2009

  • Bicycle Rack Design, Gus S. Wortham Theater, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas

2006

  • Capturing San Antonio, Fenceprints, San Antonio Design Enhancement Department
  • Chalk it Up!, Invited Artist to City Art Event, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

  • Hodara, Susan. "At the Hudsron River Museum, Art With and Inflated Sense of Itself." The New York Times, 24 July 2016. WE9.
  • "The Approval Matrix." New York Magazine, 8-21 August 2016. P148.
  • Norris, Dana. "The Pure Joy of Art You Can Touch at the Akron Art Museum." The Cleveland Scene, 30 August 2016.
  • Shinn, Dorothy. "Akron exhibit offers colorful shapes." Akron Beacon Journal. 25 August 2016.
  • Lupo, Jackie. "Inflatable art transforms museum, inside and out." The Rivertowns Enterprise. 3 June 2016.
  • "Inflatable Sculptures Take Over Hudson River Museum." ARTSNEWS, Westchester County Business Journal. July / August 2016.
  • Pangburn, DJ. "Inflatable Sculpture Are Art’s Bounce Houses." The Creators Project. 4 June 2016.
  • Kaminer, Michael. "Summer Guide 2016: Best day trips within a two-hour drive from NYC." New York Daily News. 14 June 2016.
  • Almino, Elisa Wouk. "ArtRx NYC: Summer Day Trips." Hyperallergic. 9 August 2016.
  • Gill, Michael. "Blow Up: Chasing the Push Button Dream with Jimmy Kuehnle." CAN Journal. Winter 2016. p 66-69.
  • Litt, Steven. "Akron Art Museum shows create complex, spectacular visual experiences." The Plain Dealer, 2 November 2016.
  • Butz, Mike. "Master Showman." Canvas. Fall / Winter 2016. p 8-12.
  • Turner, Anderson. "Playful, challenging ‘Wiggle’ takes over a gallery at Akron Art Museum." Akron Beacon Journal. 28 October 2016.
  • Caplan, Alison. "Jimmy Kuehnle: Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle." View Magazine. Akron Art Museum. Fall 2016. p 11.
  • Davis, Preston. "Artists and Patrons intersect in Akron." the buchtelite. 3 October 2016.
  • Folkerth, Kathleen. "Cleveland artist looks for whimsy in work." West Side Leader. 1 December 2016. p 26, 29.
  • Ortiz, Jonathan. "How to Beat the Westchester Heat." Westchester Magazine. 9 August 2016.
  • Civre, Carol. "Bounce Your Way Through the Summer with These 5 Inflatable Installations." artnet news. 2 August 2016.

2015

  • Litt, Steven. "Artist Jimmy Kuehnle's inflatable pink blob invades MOCA lobby for summer show." The Plain Dealer, 10 June 2015.
  • Shilton, AC. "The Bike That Beer Built" Outside Magazine Online. 24 June 2015.
  • Usmani, Josh. "Arts Review: 'How to Remain Human' Enthralls at MOCA" Cleveland Scene. 29 July 2015.
  • ---. "Artist Jimmy Kuehnle Will Explain That Big Pink Inflatable at MOCA This Week." Cleveland Scene. 4 August 2015.

2014

  • Travis Diehl. "Crystal Visions." Artforum: Scene and Heard. 29 September 2014. Artforum. http://artforum.com/diary/id=48416
  • Litt, Steven. "Massive installation gets a trial blowup." The Plain Dealer, 10 August 2014. C1 - C4.
  • DeBerry, Linda. "What is that thing in the Lower Pond?" Crystal Bridges Blog, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 26 August 2014. Web.
  • Gadanho, Pedro Essays by Richard Burdett, Teddy Cruz, David Harvey Saskia Sassen, and Nader Tehrani. Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities. New York: MOMA 2014. (photo in catalog)

2013

  • Litt, Steven. "It's a work that makes you work - with balloons." The Plain Dealer. 8 February 2013. T16.
  • Coldiron, Roxanna. "Jimmy Kuehnle Lights Up Cleveland" Clevelandmagazine.blogspot.com Clevland Magazine. 15 February 2013. Web.
  • Gunter, Joshua. "Light Show." The Plain Dealer. 10 February 2013. B12.

2010

  • "Across America." Fox Report. Shepard Smith. FOX News, 27 January 2010. Television.
  • "Attack of the Inflatable Artist!" CBS News. 21 January 2010. Television.
  • "Inflatable man visits downtown Pittsburg." KOAM 7 News. Nina Criscuolo. 21 January 2010. Television.
  • Patrick, Nikki. "Performance artist's exhibit opens." Morning Sun. 22 January 2010.
  • "Street Beat." Great Day San Antonio. Eileen Teves. KENS 5. 17 February 2010. Television.
  • Toepfer, Mandy. "Blowin' up." Collegio. 28 January 2010, Campus Life, 3B.

2009

  • Aupperlee, Aaron. "Inflatable-suit man bings his art to Kalamazoo." Kalamazoo Gazette, 30 October 2009.
  • "Barnkalas, tidsresor och utställningar på Stundars i sommar" Nyheter Österbotten. Ulrika Stagnäs. YLE Österbotten. Vaasa,
  • Finland, 22 June 2009. Radio.
  • Beeke, Candace. "Jimmy Kuehnle sighting in Kalamazoo." West Side Story - MLive.com. Michigan Buisness Review. 29 October
  • 2009. Web.
  • Chapin, Bill. "Don't be alarmed: The walking balloon is artist Jimmy Kuehnle." Jackson Citizen Patriot, 18 October 2009,
  • Entertainment D7-D8.
  • Esparza, Santiago. "Honk if you see these creatures." Detroit News, 28 November 2009, Metro 4A.
  • Friswold, Paul. "Big Fat Fancy." Riverfront Times. 17 December 2009, 19.
  • Mäkelä, Jenni. "Big Red Stundarsin lastenjuhlien ihastus." Pohjalainen, 30 June 2009, Vapaalla, 14.
  • "Mobile ArtPrize Piece." FOX 17 Morning News. Emily Richett. FOX 17. WXMI, Grand Rapids, 24 September 2009. Television.
  • Pohjanmaan uutiset. Merja Vasikkaniemi. YLE. Vaasa, Finland, 29 June 2009. Television.
  • Ramirez, Alicia. "Blown Cover." San Antonio Current, 20 May 2009.
  • Reimink, Troy. "Take a deep breath and put on your wearable balloon art." Grand Rapids Press, 18 September 2009, A1.
  • Rönngård, Erika. "'Big Red' svävar mellen husen." Vasabladet, 1 July 2009, Kultur, 10.
  • Rosen, Steven. "Adjusted for Inflation." Cincinnati CityBeat, 9 December 2009, 31,35.
  • "The Inflatable Suit Guy." FOX 2 News Morning. Jason Carr. FOX 2. WJBK, Detroit, 27 November 2009. Television.
  • Weerts, Emily. "Interview: Jimmy Kuehnle's Inflatable Suits at Art Outside." Austinist.com. Gothamist LLC, 8 October 2009. Web.

2008

  • Ashihara, Chiaki. "Friendships through Art." Chunichi Shinbun, 14 June 2008, 3.
  • "'Big Red' to wreak havoc on perceptions." ¿LMT QUE PASA?, 11 July 2008,10 / 14.
  • Rosales, Christina. "Artist Finds Heat in Laredo." Laredo Morning Times, 12 July 2008, 1 / 8.

2007

  • Plocek, Keith. "Good Budd." Houston Press, 22 February 2007.
  • Ray, Lisa. "Anything but Pedestrian." Houston Press, 25 January 2007, 22.

2006

  • "Cheese Volcano." FOX 29 News at Nine. Micheal Valdes and Cynthia Lee. FOX 29. KABBT, San Antonio, 26 January 2006.
  • Television.
  • FOX 4 News at Six. Scott Sayres. FOX 4. WFTX, Houston, 23 June 2006. Television.
  • Goddard, Dan. "Art off the beaten path has intersting offerings." San Antonio Express News, 6 July 2006, SA Life Section G, 3G.
  • ---. "Gallery Stroll." San Antonio Express News, 22 January 2006, 3J.
  • ---. "First Friday will feature rumbling of 'Volcano'." San Antonio Express News, 6 January 2006, 18H.
  • "Mesmerized by art." the egalitarian, Houston Community College, 8 February 2006, 1,13.
  • Perez, Mario. "Nacho Volcano at UTSA's Satellite Space." ...might be good, 27 January 2006, #62.
  • Robbins, Jefferson. "Jimmy Kuehnle: Art to move you." Wenatchee World: go! magazine, 30 March 2006, 13.
  • Wolff, Elaine. "Smokin' Hot Culture." San Antonio Current, 19 April 2006, 27.
  • Walworth, Catherine. "The fabulous K's." San Antonio Current, 12 July 2006, 15.
  • ---. "Best Public Objects Rising to the Level of Art." San Antonio Current, 19 April 2006, 28.
  • Ward, Jeff M. "Round 23: Project Row Houses." ARTL!ES, Winter 2006, 116-117.
  • Your Hometown Live. Andy Cerota. ABC 13. KRTK, Houston, 23 January 2006. Television.

2005

  • Cohen, Rebecca S. "Texas Biennial 2005." ARTL!ES, Spring 2005.
  • Compton, JR. "The Texas Biennial." Glasstire, Spring 2005.
  • Goddard, Dan. "Strange plastics unifying element for trio." San Antonio Express News, 11 July 2005, S.A Life Section C, 4C.
  • ---. "Off the Walls." San Antonio Express News, 3 July 2005, Culturas Section J, 1-3J.
  • ---. "Top Tickets." San Antonio Express News, 26 June 2005, Culturas Section J, 2J.
  • ---. "Pedal and paint on way to First Friday." San Antonio Express News Weekender, 4 February 2005, 22H.
  • Hui, Kin Man. "An artist's vision" San Antonio Express News, 2 July 2005, Metro Section B, 1.
  • Plocek, Keith. "'Round' Here." Houston Press, 17 November 2005.
  • Walworth, Catherine. "If you can't beat the young (p.s. you can't), join them." San Antonio Current, 7 July 2005, 18.
  • Wolff, Elaine. "Pulse Strong, peripherals weak." San Antonio Current, 30 June 2005, 15.
  • ---. "Bike Me!" San Antonio Current, 3 March 2005, 17.
  • Wolff, Elaine, and Aaron Block. "Easy Rider." San Antonio Current, 3 February 2005, 16.

2004

  • "Obscene Bike." News 4. Amy Davis. NBC. WAOI, San Antonio, 5 November 2004. Television.
  • Tantei Knight Scoop, ABC Television, Osaka, Japan, 2 April 2004. Television.

2003

  • Kobe Newspaper, Kobe, Japan, 14 September 2003.

2002

  • Weber, Jim. The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, 13 May 2002. (Photo)