Whitney Vangrin

Born 1987, Marin, California


MFA, The University of California, Davis, CA, 2022

BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Dejálos Creer // Let them Believe: Works in Progress during The Lab Program. Calle Tlaxcala #3, Roma Sur, Mexico City. 

2014 Fan Breathe, Salted Foam, Macie Gransion Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Tongue in Ice, WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions


Sense Bath, Upper Market Gallery San Francisco, CA

Pictures of You: Curated by Marc Mayer, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Eden: Curated by Emily Lucid, Tierra de La Culebra Park, Los Angeles, CA


Inflorence Scaffold, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA

topophilia, Arts and Humanities 2022 Graduate Exhibition, Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis, CA

And Salt the Earth Behind You, NCECA Conference, Sacramento, CA


Creative Nature of TotalSynthesis, LAB Gallery Foresight Institute, SanFrancisco, CA

Free Fall, Brittany,Vallejo, CA


Still Life, AreaA, Berlin, Germany


Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival, Millvale, PA

NightTea, Bond Studios, Brooklyn, NY


Our Frame is a Scaffold, 182 Ave C. NewYork, NY

US,The Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Twin Stranger, AC Institute, New York, NY

Nocturnal Submissions, American Medium, New York, NY


Spoiled Shell, MX Gallery, New York, NY

Sweet Ice, ACID Gallery, New York, NY


ENCOUNTERS,Pfizer Building Brooklyn, NY

Incarnata Social Club, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

Election,SEPTEMBER Gallery Hudson, NY


Endless Shout, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

SOAKED,curated by Whitney Vangrin, Company Gallery, New York

The Pleasure Principle, curated by Courtney Malick, FARAGO,Los Angeles

A Hole or Something like the Sun, Curated by ChrisHanke, Joshua Tree Desert

XPR/M/E/N/T/A/L,MoMA PS1, Queens, NY


The Feminine Wrath, Trans-Pecos, Brooklyn, NY Space:Face,IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Murdered Word, E.M.P Collective, Baltimore, MD

Telestrations,Gowanus Swim Society, Brooklyn, NY

XPR/M/E/N/T/A/L,The Spectrum, Brooklyn, NY


Night Tide, Gallery Diet, Miami


Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1, Industry City,Brooklyn, NY

Cerberus,Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

All the Best People, 1:1 Gallery, New York, NY


Everything, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Ejected, Aaronson Gallery, New York, NY

GUT FLORA, The New School, New York, NY


The Innovative Camera, The New School, New York, NY


UNATTACHED:The Body’s Memory, curated by Courtney Malick, 47 Canal,NY



Breath into Doe, The Lab, San Francisco, CA


of Fog and Dough, Headlands Center for the Arts, CA

Grounded, BBUU, Berlin, Germany

A bough of wet fennel, The Lab, San Francisco, CA


Coagulation Incarnate, CORE Greenhouse Complex, UC, Davis, CA


The Cephalophore, The Reliquary and The Rye, Davis, CA


In Bloom, Davis, CA

Perennial, Wildflower, Myrtacea , Napa, CA

Imbolc, Area A, Berlin Germany


Pittsburgh Hymn, Honey's, Brooklyn, NY

Pittsburgh Hymn, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Dough in the Tide, Fire Island, NY


Red Mound. 182 Ave C. New York, NY

The Dream Passes by the Windows, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

The Saccharose Husk, AC Institute, New York, NY

GALL, American Medium, New York, NY


Spoiled Shell, MX Gallery, New York, NY

Sweet Ice, ACID Gallery, New York, NY

Gilded Echo, Pfizer Building Brooklyn, NY

Adorn Tongue, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY


Mother of Vinegar, ICA, Philadelphia,PA

Sunken Fall, The Dreamhouse, Queens, New York

Mother of Vinegar: 1st Sequence, Honey’s, Brooklyn, NY

Nothings Nothing, Korner, Taipei, Taiwan

Ice Tear, Company Gallery, New York, NY

Cerulean Ice Chips, Incarnata Social Club at Berlin Bar, New York, NY

Sugared,1st Gate, Brooklyn, NY

Tangerine Blue as part of XPR/M/E/N/T/A/L, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY


FEMM,Trans-Pecos, Brooklyn

Space:Face,IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Murdered Word, E.M.P Collective, Baltimore, MD

Pump Screen Fragment, Gowanus Swim Society, Brooklyn, NY

Pump Screen, MX Gallery, New York

Inflate Tube, Arts Letters and Numbers Residency, Averill Park, NY

Chocolate Counter, Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY

COCK_PITTED, Otion Front Studio, Brooklyn, NY

BOD(E)SOFTWARE, Art Helix, Brooklyn, NY

Heel Yourself, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY


Sea Foam, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

Fan Breathe, Macie Gransion Gallery, New York

Fan Breathe Bedsport, In Collaboration with Dachi Dreaa, Candice Williams, and Richard Kennedy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY


Tongue in Ice (IceFan13). WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland

Cerberus,Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

Sand and Tar, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco


Blood,Sweat, and Tears, Performance Trilogy, 1:1 Gallery, New York

Performance with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, MoMA PS1, Queens,NY


Everything, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

The Joan Cycle, The New School, New York


Foil Mouth: A Performance by Whitney Vangrin, Chelsea Piers, New York

Film Festivals


Boden International Film Festival

Film Fest at UC Davis

Awards and Honors


Graduate Fellow, Marin Headlands for the Arts

Artist in Residence, The Lab Program, Mexico City 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


The Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy(CRLA)

2021 Fay NelsonAward


Jurors choice, University of Montana, MFA OnlineExhibition, “RAW”

Provost’s Fellowships in theArts, Humanities and Social Science University of California,Davis


Arts Letters andNumbers Residency,Averill Park, NY


Piel Vibrante // Vibrant Skin, 2022, The Lab Program

Replacing the Ritual: Recipes in Recovery, 2022

Selected Press

Kordoski,Kyra, “Whitney Vangrin is part of your World”, White Fungus Magazine, August 2016

Walker,Lily, “Whitney Vangrin”, Wonderland Magazine, April 2016

Mallet,Whitney, “Forever After”Art Forum, January 2016

P-Orridge,Genesis, “Genesis P. Orridge Talks With Whitney Vangrin About The History ofPerformance Art,” Topical Cream, October, 2015

Mallet,Whitney, “Go See These Brooklyn Body Artists Perform,” Bullet,December,2014

P.Orridge,Genesis, “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on NYC’ IRL Crew,” Dazed and

Confused,May 2013

Busta,Carolina, “All the Best People,” Artforum, May 2013

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