Cheyenne Julien

Born 1994, Bronx, NY

Lives and works in Bronx, NY


2016      BFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

Selected Exhibitions

2018      Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Dietch, New York, NY (forthcoming)

Figure and Phantasy, curated by Dr. Rizvana Bradley, Maximillian William, London, UK (forthcoming)

Syphilis, curated by Adam Cohen and Anton Kern, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY  (forthcoming)

From Pangs to Pangolins, curated by Trenton Doyle Hancock, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

Cheyenne Julien and Tau Lewis, Chapter NY

The Sun is Gone But We Have The Light, UNCLEBROTHER, Hancock, NY

Cliché, Almine Rech Gallery , New York, NY

Kinder Gentler Nation, KARMA, New York, NY

2017      H.R. Giger and Cheyenne Julien, Water McBeer, New York, NY

Homegrown (solo presentation), SMART OBJECTS, Los Angeles, CA

Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK

Thin Places, SMART OBJECTS Landers, Landers, CA

Here’s Looking At You, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, SE

Kevin Evans and Cheyenne Julien, American Medium, New York, NY

BLACK FOLK presents: Reclaimed Rage; Resistance, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY

2016      Hypnic Jerk, SMART OBJECTS, Los Angeles, CA

@}–}—, Lord Ludd, Philadelphia, PA

2015      Kindred, RISD Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

Awards and Scholarships

2017      Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts

2016      RISD Florence Leif Award

2014      Dreamyard Award, fully funded art excursion to Italy and Spain


2018      Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2017      Bronx Art Space Residency Program, Bronx, NY

2016      Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT

Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI


David Pagel, “Nazarian show mixes Hockney and Kelley with lesser-knowns, to splendid effect”, The LA Times, June 2018
The New Yorker, “Goings on about town–Cheyenne Julien and Tau Lewis at Chapter NY”, June 2018

Ellis, Janiva , “Cheyenne Julien”, Artforum, December 2017
Horst, Aaron  “Cheyenne Julien at Smart Objects”, Carla Magazine, Issue 10
“Cheyenne Julien explores environmental racism + the landscape of the psyche for Homegrown in LA”  AQNB, November, 2017
Durrant, Nancy “Visual art review:  Dreamers Awake at White Cube Bermondsey”,  The Times,       June 29, 2017