AJ Liberto

AJ Liberto   

MFA, Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007, Richmond, VA
BFA, Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston, 2004, Houston, TX
Pont Aven School of Art, 2002, Pont Aven, France

2013  This Æther Keeps Soakin’ Up All Our Rays, Herter Gallery,         University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2008  Return to Ooze, Rotch Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of         Technology, Cambridge, MA
2007  Soul Crane, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2004  Trial de Novo, I Hope So, Artdust Gallery, Houston, TX 

2011  Guy Lafleur: Woodshed Oracle, Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    In collaboration with Daniel Fabian, under the guise of 
             fictional artist, Guy Lafleur
2009  View From The Penumbra, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
         Nerves, Show Cave Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
         Anvilhead, Infinite Corridor, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, Cambridge, MA 
2008  Pleasing Punch, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX 
2007  Bravehearts and Waterworlds, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA 

Curatorial Projects
2013  Upsodown, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
2012  Shame/Less, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA
2008  Thick As Thieves, SKYDIVE Gallery, Houston, TX 

Selected Group 
2016  BRINK v2: Space and Intimacy, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA 
2014  Boston Does Boston, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
2013  Reveal, Hallway Gallery, Boston, MA
2012   t=0, Z Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
              Cambridge, MA 
2011  Collective Show Los Angeles 2011, Various locations, Los 
              Angeles, CA
2010  Festival of Endless Gratitude, Boxcutter Gallery, Copenhagen, 
2009  Group Show, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2007  More Fresh Meat, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY 
         WE and US, Playspace, San Francisco, CA
         Scope Miami, ADA Gallery, Miami, FL
2006  Scope Miami, London, and Hamptons, ADA Gallery, Featured 
              artist, Miami, FL
          Debate Team, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
          AAF Contemporary Art Fair, ADA Gallery, New York, NY
          Drawing Show, Domy Books, Houston, TX
          4th International Student Triennial, Istanbul, Turkey
          Like Dowsing, Corrugated Box, Richmond, VA
          Not Psychedelic, Building 16, Providence, RI
          Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, Flat International, Richmond, VA 
          W/E Show, East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont, CA
          Capitol One Show, Capitol One, Richmond, VA       
2005  Scurvy Picnic, Locker 50, Richmond, VA
         VCU Sculptors Present..., FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
          Blue Velvet, Brasil, Houston, TX
2004  Cylindrome, Erie City Iron Works, Houston, TX
         Rock, Paper, Scissors, CSAW, Houston, TX
         Camp Lucky: Summer of Carnage, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
         The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
         Summer Drawings, Some Are Not, Mixture Gallery, Houston, TX
2003  Appearances can be Deceiving, CSAW Gallery, Houston, TX
         It’s a Trend not a Fad, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
         Powerball:1, Powerball Gallery, Galveston, TX
2002  Exposition, Salle de Gauguin, Pont Aven, France

Teaching Experience 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Visiting Assistant Professor
Amherst, MA, 2012-2016
Introduction to Sculpture
Foundations Studio 2
Advanced Drawing Problems
Graduate Sculpture, Molding and Modeling 
Studio Practice/ Advanced Sculpture
Sculpture 2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Instructor, Student Art Association
Cambridge, MA, 2008-2012
Intro to Comics
Intro to Printmaking
Intro to Sculpture
Life Drawing 

Brookline Adult Education, Instructor, Brookline, MA, 2012
Anatomical Sculpture

Cambridge Adult Education, Instructor, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Intro to Comics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies, TA, Cambridge, 2008-2009
Intro to Media Studies
The Film Experience

Virginia Commonwealth University, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Richmond, VA, 2005-2007
Advanced Sculpture Studio Seminar
Introduction to Sculpture
Summer Sculpture Intensive 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2006
Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer
YES College Preparatory School, Instructor, Houston, TX, 2003
Intro to Sculpture 

Awards, Honors and Residencies
2013  Artist in Residence, Big Red & Shiny
2012  Portfolio Review for Admissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009  Director's Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008  Director's Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007  KHN Art Center Residency, Nebraska City, NE
         VCU Travel Grant- Los Angeles, CA
         Master's Thesis Fellowship
2006  MFA Graduate Assistantship, VCU
         MFA Graduate Scholarship, VCU
         VCU Travel Grants - New York, NY, London, England, Houston, TX, Miami,                 FL, Istanbul, Turkey, Providence, RI
 Faculty Selection and Search Committee, VCU
2005  MFA Graduate Assistantship, VCU
         MFA Scholarship, VCU
         VCU Travel Grant -Miami, FL 
2004  Artist Programming Committee, Lawndale Art Center
2003  University of Houston, Sculpture Merit Scholarship
2002  French Heritage Society Award Scholarship 

We Have A Lot To Say, Book of Interviews by John Pyper, Cambridge, 2016
"At Mills Gallery: Art That Shatters Boundaries" Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, January 2016
“What’s Up At Boston Area Art Galleries”, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, January & July 2013 
“UpSoDown Captures the Magic of Carnival”, Chris Bergeron, MetroWest Daily News, 2013
“Cur8or: AJ Liberto and Kate True of Upsodown”, Dan Blask, ArtSake, 2013
“Upsodown at the New Art Center”, Lindsay Davis, Art Scope Magazine, 2013
“Celebration of the Transformative Power of Carnival”, Kristen Angelone, Newton Patch, 2013
“The Real Deal,” Geoff Tuck, Notes on Looking, 2010 
“Pleasing Punch,” Douglas Britt Houston Chronicle, 2009
Front Room broadcast interview, KUHF (88.7 FM), 2009 
MFA Thesis Catalogue, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007
VCU's Progress, Dart Magazine, Winter/Spring 2006
4th International Student Triennial Catalog, Marmara University, 2006
“Style and Substance,” Houston Free Press, Issue 47, Aug 1-15, 2005