Selected Exhibitions

Art Party 2014San Jose, CA, September 2014

Angles Gallery, Transmogrification of the Ordinary, Los Angeles, CA, September 2014

Orange County Museum of Art, Art of Dining, Newport Beach, CA, June 2014

Triton Museum, Creativity, Change, Commitment, San Jose, CA, December 2013

Angles Gallery, Displacements, Los Angeles, CA, October 2013

Evanston Art Center, Crossing Wires, Evanston, IL, 2012

Hartnell college gallery, (Re)modified, Salinas, CA, January 2012

Art Ark Gallery, Sonic, San Jose, CA, October 2011

Angles Gallery, The Armory Show, New York, NY, March 2011

Marine: A contemporary art salon, Santa Monica, CA, November 2010

Art Ark Gallery, Modified, San Jose, CA, October 2010

Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, October 2010

Angles Gallery, Summer Daze, Los Angeles, CA, September 2010

Bloomfield College, Vantage Bloomfield, NJ, October 2009

Orange: Contemporary Art Event, Saint-Hyacinthe,QC, September 2009

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, September 2009 (Solo show)

Works, San Jose, CA, June 2009

Artspace, Peterborough, ON, February 2009

Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, November 2008 (Solo show)

Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, July 2008

Action Art Actuel, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, May 2008 (Solo show)

Museum of New Art, Rochester, MI, April 2008

International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL, Feb. 2008 (Solo show)

The Portland Art Center, Portland, OR, November 2007

Kasia Kay Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 2007

Gwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea, August 2007

Kasia Kay Gallery, Chicago, IL, August 2007

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN, July 2oo7

&Artlab, Beijing, China, June 2007

The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, January 2007 (Solo show)

The Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, October 2006 (Solo show)

Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL, June-Aug 2006 (Solo show)

Three Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL, June 2006 (Solo show)

ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, June 2005

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, December 2004

Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 2004

Tokyo National University, Artist and Residency, Tokyo, Japan, September 2004

Art Boat, Chicago, IL, May 2004

Klein Art Works, Tart, Curated by Sabrina Raaf, Chicago, IL, April 2004

One-Quarterly Gallery, Chicago, IL, December 2003

The Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI, September 2003

Unit B Gallery, Stray Show, Chicago, IL, May 2003

Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL, May 2003

Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL, May 2003

SAIC, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Chicago, IL, May 2003

Base Space, SAIC, Chicago, IL, January 2003 (Solo show)

Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL, January 2003

The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Fund-Raiser, Chicago, IL, April 2002

Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL, April 2002

Gallery 1926, Chicago, IL, March 2002

Gallery #3, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, October 2000 (Solo show)

Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, Monterey, CA, June 2000 (Solo show)

Gallery #1, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, December 1999

Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, November 1999

Monterey Airport, Monterey, CA, January-May 1999

Alquist Appreciation Exhibit, San Jose, CA, July 1998

Gallery #6, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Nov. 1998 (Solo show)

Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA, November 1998

Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, CA, December 1998 (Solo show)

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, March 1997

California State University of Monterey Bay, CA, April 1997



Selected collections

Conn Collection, Del Mar, CA

Eaton Collection, Cleveland, OH.

Leng Lin, Beijing, China

Richard & Ellen Sandor, Chicago IL 

David A. Parker, Milwaukee WI

Shannon Stratton, Chicago IL




Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award ,2007

Individual Artist Award Nominee, The Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation, Chicago, 2006

Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, 2006

Individual Artist Award Nominee, The Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation, Chicago, 2005

Artist and Residency, Tokyo National University, Tokyo, Japan, September 2004

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Merit Scholarship, 2001-2003




Visual Art Source, “continuing and recommended “, Jody Zellen, October 2013

ARTslant, “Watchlist: joseph Kohnke”, October 2013

LA Times, “Mechanical gadgetry hit and miss”, Sharon Mizota, October 2013

LA Times, “Angles of Sharp Divide”, Leah Ollman, October 2010

Fellows of Contemporary Art, Geoff Tuck, August 2010

Shotgun, “Hollow at Stride Gallery”, Jasia Stuart, December 2008

Booklet of Exhibition for Action Art Actuel “Marked”, Yann Pocreau, May 2008

Chicago Tribune, “Abstract artist’s twists and turns get due in retrospective”, Alan G. Artner, February 2008

Art Letter, “2-1-08”, Paul Klein, February 2008

UR Chicago,  “Natural Movement”, Jody Robbins, April 2007

Chicago Tribune, “Kohnke Inspired”, Jenn Q. Goddu, April 2007

Chicago Sun-Times, “ Freedom March”, Margaret Hawkins, April 2007

Art Letter,  “3-16-07”, Paul Klein, March, 2007

Sculpture, “Itinerary”, April 2007

Urbanmixer,Marked”, Sanjeev Sharma, September 2006

Artipedia-Arts News, August 2006

Bad at Sports Podcast “Episode 41: Blathering”, Duncan Mackenzie, June 2006

Newcity Chicago, “Eye Exam, A Random Walk”, Michael Workman, May 2006

WBEZ, 91.5 FM radio, Coverage of Tart Exhibit, April 2004 “Visiting artist”, Wafa Bilal and Shawn Lawson, September 2002

F News SAIC, “Cracking the Curators Code”, Maureen Murphy, April 2002

Monterey County Herald, “Parallel Extensions”, May 2000

KAZU, 90.3 FM radio, Interview conducted with John McNally, May 2000