Abbey Ozanich was born in 1989 and grew up in northern Michigan. She received a B.A. cum laude in Visual Arts and Art History from Barnard College in 2011, and currently lives and works in New York.

Ozanich's work deals conceptually with place, space, and how humans situate themselves within and respond to the environments they inhabit. In her recent photographic work, she has attempted to transform oft-ignored elements of quotidian life into the monumental and sublime. Frozen in time and place, these images encourage reflection on and recognition of a world we have in our daily routines been conditioned to ignore, or even to revile.



2011 Barnard College, New York, NY
B.A. Cum Laude, Visual Arts and Art History


2013 The 2013 Project, Hanover Project, Lancashire, UK

2012 Color Shift, Billboard Art Project, Atlanta, GA

2012 Billboard Art Project, Detroit, MI

2011 21 Rooms at the Nevada Motel, 3S Artspace, York, ME

2011 Scapes, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 In Pursuit of Liberte, The Salon at Clifton's, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Barnard College Summer Show, Barbara Novak Gallery, New York, NY

2011 As Seen From Here, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Barnard College Mid-Year Senior Show, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Home Sweet Home, Geist Gallery, New York, NY


2010 I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, a re-performance of the 1971 piece by John Baldessari, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


2014 Zine! Zine!, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY

2013 Fireside Fables, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY

2012 The Midas Touch Video Hour, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, NY

2010 Group Think, Geist Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Home Sweet Home, Geist Gallery, New York, NY


2008 Brooklyn Vegan

2008 Bishop Allen Website


2011 Martin, Ariel L. "Art Happens." Portland Monthly, November 2011, pp. 22-25, 70.

2011 Corey, Quinn. "21 Rooms at The Nevada Motel." Quinn Corey Blog, September 2011.

2011 "Nevada Motel in York, Maine Will Be Site for '21 Rooms' Art Exhibition." The Weirs and Cocheco Times, September 15, 2011, pp. 3, 32.

2011 As Seen From Here. New York: Barnard College, 2011, curated with text by Marley Blue Lewis.

2010 "Curator Chrissie Iles on John Baldessari's I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art (1971)." July 2010. Video clip, 4:13. Whitney Museum of American Art.