Born 1964 in New York, NY

Works in New York, NY




1992-94 Yale University School of Art, MFA

1988-92 Parsons School of Design, BFA

1982-86 SUNY at Albany, Political Science, BA




City of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA 2014

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ, 2014

University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2014

Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, 2012

Collins Park, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL, 2010

Public Art Wales, Rhymney, Wales, UK, 2010

Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA, 2010

Oppenheimer Collection at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, 2010

Rennie Collection, Vancouver, BC, CA, 2009

Wieland Collection, Atlanta, GA, 2009

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007

New School University, New York, NY, 2006

Cleveland Public Art, Cleveland, OH, 2004 

Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City, NY, 2002         

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, NY, 2002

Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, 2001

S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art), Gent, Belgium, 2000

Public Art Fund, New York, NY, 1997

GSA, Federal Courthouse, Jackson, MI, proposal, 2007




The Art Commission of the City of New York Award for Excellence in Design - 2008

Irish American Historical Society - 2003

Irish American Heritage Committee - Irishman of the Year - 2003

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award - 2003




2012     Commander in Chief, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

2009     Levittown, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

2006     Gadget (serial exhibition), Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

            Die or Join, ICA, Philadelphia, PA

2005     For the Gentle Wind Doth Move Silently Invisibly, Cleveland Public Art, Mall B, Cleveland, OH

2000     Llano del Rio, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA

1999     Llano del Rio, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1998     Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

            Common Consent, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY

1996     Overmounted Interior, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY




2014     HOMELAND [IN]SECURITY: VANISHING DREAMS, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY

2013     Inaugural Exhibition, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

2012     2nd Western China International Bienniale, Tian Ye Art Museum

2010     On and Off the Wall: Seven Sculptors, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

            Far Away, near By, Addressing  Suburbia, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2009     Parsons Pink Slips: Selected Work by the Department of Fine Arts Adjunct Faculty, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

            Chelsea visits Havana, Tenth Havana Biennial, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba(cat.)

            Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2008     Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

            Mildred’s Lane, Alexander Gray Associates Gallery, New York, NY

2007     Mr. President, University Art Museum, University at SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

            40 Years of Public Art, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, NY (cat.)

2006     THE BONG SHOW or This Is Not a Pipe, Leslie Tonkanow Gallery, New York, NY

            Liverpool Biennial International 06, Liverpool, United Kingdom(cat.)

            Collection/Selection, Esso Gallery and Books, New York, NY

2005     Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY (cat.)

            Li·brar·y, Contermporary Art Galleries at University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT

2004     The Voting Booth Project, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

            Lustwarande 04: Disorientation By Beauty, De Oude Warande, Tilburg, Netherlands (cat.)

            Extinct Extant: Art in the Environment II, part of The Big Nothing, The Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA

2003     Absence into Presence: The Art, Architecture and Design of Remembrance, Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

            Metrospective, New York City Hall Park, New York, NY

            Pursuit of Happiness, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (cat.)

            Eire | Land, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (cat.)

2002     I Bienal Ceará América, De ponta-cabeça, Bienal de Arte Contemporânea das Americas, Fortaleza-Ceará, Brazil (cat.)

            The Presidential Suite, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

            Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (cat.)

            Never Never Land, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ

            Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… On Collecting, guest curated by Ingrid Shaffner for Independent Curators International (traveling), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (cat.)

2001     Alumni Choice: An Exhibition of Works on Paper, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT(cat.)

            Sonsbeek 9: LocusFocus, Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Netherlands (cat.)

            Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY (cat.)

            Never Never Land, Contemporary Art Center, Tampa, FL

            Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… On Collecting, guest curated by Ingrid Shaffner for Independent Curators International (traveling), Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (cat.)

2000     Over the Edges: The Corners of Ghent, a part of the Charles V 1500-2000 Project, organized by Jan Hoet for the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (cat.)

            Innuendo, Dee Glasoe, New York, NY

            Never Never Land, University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (traveling)

1999     Comfort Zone: Furniture by Artists, curated by Amy Wolf, organized by the Public Art Fund, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York

            Free Coke, GreeneNaftali Inc., New York

            Holding Court, Entwistle, London, England

1998     Genius loci, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland (cat.)

            Young Americans 2, The Saatchi Collection, London, England (cat.)

            Here: Artists’ Interventions at the Aldrich Museum, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT

            Light on the New Millennium, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea

1997     projects.doc: Selections from the Robert J. Schiffler Collection and Archive, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH

            9 to 5 @ MetroTech: New Commissions for the Commons, sponsored by Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY

            Tableaux, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL and The Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

            AJAR, curated by Atle Gerhardsen, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway (cat.)

            Heaven-Private View: Public View, curated by Joshua Decter, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

1996     Intermission, curated by Matthew Ritchie and Toland Grinnell, part of “Can We Talk: A Forum on Dialogue,” Basilico Fine Arts, New York

            Adicere Animos, la Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea e Pinacoteca Nazionale, Cesena, Italy (cat.)

            Verrückt, Museum der Stadt, Arlosen, Germany (cat.)

            Handmade/Readymades, Bertha & Karl Leubdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York (cat.)

1995     Verrückt, Schloss Agathenburg, Agatheburg, Germany (cat.)

            Summer Fling, Basilico Fine Arts, New York

            Customized Terror, Artist’s Space, New York (cat.)

            Möbius Strip, Basilico Fine Art, New York (cat.)

1994     The Shape of Time, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT




2013     Blighted Nation: Episode 4, RTE Radio, Dublin, Ireland, April 12.

            Crowley, John, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy, Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, New York: NYU Press

            Glentzer, Molly, “University of Houston puts art in its place – on campus”, Zest, May 5, pH8:H10.

2012     Blundo, Joe. “Ideas With Mile Age? Readers suggestions for Scioto Sculpture”,The Columbus Dispatch, January17.

            Downes, Lawrence, “The Suburban Life - Potato Island”, The New York Times, Opinion Pages, October 25: pA32

            Everything You Need To Know This Week On New York's Art Scene, Guest of  a Guest, (illus.),

            Ghose, Dave. "Ron Pizzuti's Quest". Columbus Monthly, April, p34:39.(illus).

            Jacobson, Aileen, "The Potato, as Art and Instrument", The New York Times, Arts Long Island Section, October 12: pL19

            Laluyan, Oscar A, "All Hail To The Chief by Brian Tolle",, October 16 (illus.)

            Parks, Steve, "'Occupying Potato' at Islip Art Museum", Newsday, September 26

            Roaman, Judy, "We Talk Endlessly About the Next President, But What About Our Past Presidents? ",, October 29 (illus.)

            Thorson, Alice, “Nerman Museum celebrates 20 years of Oppenheimers’ patronage”, The Kansas City Star, October 13

            Paprocky, Ray. “The Hyperboloid”, Columbus Monthly, January, p.12 (illus.)

            Suarez, Edna, "Brian Tolle: Commander in Chief", goARTkids, October 28, (illus.)

            Valentine, Victoria, "’Commander in Chief’: Presidential Symbols by Brian Tolle”, Arts Observer, November 9,(illus),


2011     Blundo, Joe, “Having a Winning Idea for Scioto Mile Art?” The Columbus Dispatch, December 20.

            Blundo, Joe, “Scioto Mile Sculpture Shouldn’t Evoke Image of Three Mile Island”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 6.

            Diaz, Ivette, “A Living Gallery for Our Collection”, Miami Beach Magazine, Winter 2011, p.7.         

            Dodge, Tom, “Photo: Texting a Founding Father”, The Columbus Dispatch, July 29

            Gottesdiener, Laura, “Hits & “Misses” - Artist puts boro icons on a pedestal”, Brooklyn Paper, March 8.

            Interview with Adrian Flannely, Irish Radio Network USA, New York, NY, March 26.

            Interview, “Sides with Ann Fisher”, WOSU Radio, Columbus, OH, December 14.

            Lazarowitz, Elisabeth, “Bridge Babes Are Back - Recreating Flatbush Art”, New York Daily News, Brooklyn section, March 23.   

            Night Side, ABC6 / FOX28, December 1.

            Vitale, Robert, “Artist adjusts look of Scioto sculpture”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 15.

            Vitale, Robert, “Artist shows off new design for Scioto Mile sculpture”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 14.

            Vitale, Robert, “Let Debate Begin Over Proposed Riverfront Sculpture”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 2.

            Vitale, Robert, “Sculpture would polish off Scioto Mile”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 1.   


2010     Balmori, Diana, “Skid Rows, Queens Museum of Art”, A Landscape Manifesto, pp. 144-148, Yale University Press New Haven and London

            CBS Productions, CSI: Episode 617, Pot of Gold, March 10- Irish Hunger Memorial

            Fintan Cullen, “Ireland in New York”, Wasafiri, Vol. 25, No2 June, pp. 15-18

            Miami Beach TV, CityVision, Miami Beach FL - interview, host and producer Emily Aus

            Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Themes of Contemporary Art, Visual Art After 1980, Second Edition, New York: Oxford UP, pp. 140-145

            “Twisted chimney dominates valley skyline”, BBC News South East Wales, 12 August


2009     “Brian Tolle - CRG”,, March 13

            Di Paola, Mike, “Art, People Triumph Over Traffic in $23 Million Brooklyn Rehab”,, March 12, 2009

            Kearny, Richard, “Memory and Forgetting in Irish Culture”, Connections, Essays, Memories, and Poems in Honour of Pierre Joanonn, Dublin: Four Courts Press/The Ireland Fund of France

            NYC TV Channel 25, It's My Park, July 7 - Irish Hunger Memorial

            Ohtake, Miyoko, “Living in Levittown”,, March 9

            Palermo, Victoria, “Brian Tolle”, Sculpture Magazine, September

            Paramount Pictures, Morning Glory - Irish Hunger Memorial

            Princenthal, Nancy, “Brian Tolle, Levittown”, Art in America, April, pp. 145-146

            Puente, Kelly, “Cerritos mall to get giant sculpture of shopping bag”, Press-Telegram, June 29

            Schwartzberg, Neala, “Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City”,, June 11

            Shaw, Liz, “Brian Tolle's Levittown at CRG Gallery”, March 11

            Wilson, Michael, “Brian Tolle, Levittown”, TimeOut, March 11

            Wolin, Joseph R., "Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding", TimeOut, January 1


2008     Collins, Linda, “Contemporary Replicas of Early Downtown Brooklyn Sculptures...”, Brooklyn Eagle, October 9

            Farr, Sheila, “Local speaking appearances by artists Chuck Close   and Brian Tolle”, Seattle Times, April 9

            Visual Culture of Valley, March, Vol. 1, pp. 23 (illus.)


2007     Dupre, Judith. Monuments,  America's History in Art and Memory. New York: Random House,pp. 204-209

            Wuetcher, Sue. “Invigorating UB’s Public Spaces, Urns in Founders Plaza first step toward broader public art program.” University at Buffalo Reporter, November 1, 2007, Vol. 39, No. 9: 1-2 (illus.)

            LaGravenese , Richard. P.S.I Love You, Irish Hunger Memorial

            McCormick, Carlo. “The Bong Show, New York Artists Hit the Pipe.” High Times, April: 13 (illus.)

            Cell, Claire. “Gigantic Tree sculpture grows in Margaretville.” Catskill Mountain News Jul. 25: 2A

            Stanley, Andrea. "Art on the Green: Central Florida's Exhibit Without Walls." Orlando Liesure, February: 136-137.

            Rubinstein, Dana. "Gateway to Brooklyn Sculptor Chosen!" The Brooklyn Paper 2 Feb. 2007. <>.

            Witt, Stephen. "New Gateway for Borough- Sculpture to Mark Entrance to Brooklyn." Fort Greene Courier 24 Feb.



2006     "You Got the Part- Just Be Yourself." New York Times 10 Dec. 2006, sec. Art: 37.

            Bishop, Philip E. "Modern Art in Park Challenges." Orlando Sentinel 26 Dec. 2006, sec. D: 9.

            Baker, R.C. "Buzz-Worthy." The Village Voice, December 21, Art & Photo.

            Cambpell-Johnston, Rachel, “Wacky? Of Course. This is Liverpool,” The Times, September 16, p. 40

            Lister, Sam, “Biennial Artist Brings New Dimension to Liverpool,” Liverpool Daily Post, September (illus.)

            Hubbard, Sue, “International Festival of Contemporary Arts,” The Independent, September 27 p. 20 Visual Arts

            Feld, Kate, “Mirror Images,” The Enquirer, September 14

            Lister, Sam, “The Whiff of Success: From Scent to Making Sense of the World We Live In,” Liverpool Daily Post, September 26, p. 6 Biennial Insert

            James, Laura L., “Brian Tolle Brings his Pursuit to the CAC,” Cincinnati CityBeat, June 21 art section (illus.)

            Reder, Selena, “Brian Tolle,” Cincinnati CityBeat, July 26 art section

            Lister, Sam, “Biennial Artists Bring New Dimension to Liverpool,” Liverpool Daily Post, September 14, p. 8 (illus.)

            Vogel, Carol, “Claders for Everyone at City Hall Park,” New York Times, April 21 p. E 21

            Hughes, Samuel, “Arts: Re-Imagining Ben.” The Pennsylvania Gazette, March and April p. 61 (illus.)

            “Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia,” Sculpture, March p.15 (illus.)

            Fallon, Roberta, “Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Six artists tackle chilly formalism, but with heated anxiety,” Philadelphia Weekly, March 8-14, 2006, p.38

            Rosof, Libby, “Die, or Join,” Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Artblog, Feb. 22 (illus.)

            Kahn, Eve M. "(Brian Tolle) Form Distortionist." The International Design Magazine “I.D.Forty: Who Deserves More Attention” January and February, p.82

            “Celebrating the 300th Birthday of Benjamin Franklin,” Almanac, January

            “Editor’s Pick: Going, going, gone,” Penn Current, January 12, p.6

            O’Reilly, Michael, Trudi Brown and Kenneth Finkel, “About Benjamin,” WHYY-TV12 Press Room, January 12, 9pm.

            Sozanski, Edward J., “Softening up old physical formalism: Three new exhibitions at ICA add elements of history, sociology, humor and personal experience to the bedrock of medernism,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, p.H14

             Liverpool Biennial International 06, Liverpool, United Kingdom(cat.)


2005     “2004 Public Art in Review,” Art in America, August Annual p.55 (illus.)

            Chasin, Noah, “Plant one on: The Queens Museum wanders through 50 years of artists’ gardens,” Time Out New York, July 21-27, pp 69-70 (illus.)

            Goodman, Wendy, “The interior world of Richard Avedon,” New York Magazine, January 10, pp 24-30 (illus.)

            Johnson, Ken, “Nurturing Modernism with Spades, Water and Black Flowers,” New York Times, July 29 p. E32 (illus.)

            Mohammed, Michael, “Going Posy-to-Posy with NYC, Cleveland pits beautification efforts against New York’s in contest,” The Plain Dealer, June 30 p. B3 (illus.)

            Owens, Mitchell, “Off with the powdered wig,” The New York Times, January 13, House and Home front page, pp. F1, F6 (illus.)

            Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Themes of Contemporary Art, Visual Art After 1980. New York: Oxford UP, pp. 63-66.

            Vanderbilt, Tom, “Making the cut,” Print, Jan/Feb, pp. 64-71 (illus.)


2004     “A Good Death: Sculptor Brian Tolle ’92 Designs Richard Avedon’s Deathbed,” Parsons RE:D Alumni Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 2 October pp. 26-27 (illus.)

            “An Idea for Hoboken’s 9/11 victims,” Downtown Express, February 13-19: p.11

            “Art Silently, Invisibly moved by lake wind”, Archibot Discussion Forum, (illus.)

            Christian, Barbara, “Brian Tolle’s sculptures grace Cleveland’s Mall B,” Currents, December 9, p. C3 (illus.)

            Dunlap, David, “Of 5,201 Ideas to Remember Sept.11, Some are Best Forgotten,” The New York Times, February 20: front page, p.B6

            Fallon, Roberta, “The woods, the weeds, the village,” artblog, Aug. 01 (illus)

            Litt, Steven, “Proponent of public art in Cleveland steps down,” The Plain Dealer, September 29, Arts and Life front page, pp. E1,E9

            Litt, Steven “Making Waves: Wind patterns shape urns on the Mall,” The Plain Dealer, October 1, Arts and Life front page, pp. E1,E4 (illus.)

            Newman, Maria, “Another 9/11 Memorial Across the Hudson,” The New York Times, March 5: p. A20

            “Re:Engage,” RE:D, Winter/Spring: p.14

            “Richard Avedon vs. Brian Tolle,” BlackBook, Winter 2004: pp.64-86 (illus.)

            Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy, “Today’s Public Art is Integral to Urbanism and the Environment,” Public Spaces and Public Art International Conference, pp. 110-139

            Sell, Jill, “Memorial brings part of Ireland to New York to honor famine victims,” The Plain Dealer, March 17, Arts & Life Section: pp.E1, E6 (illus.)

            Shaw, Scott, “Thirst Quencher,” The Plain Dealer, September 16.

            Way, James, “NJ’s Own 9/11 Memorial,” The Architect’s Newspaper, February 17: front page, p.2 (illus.)


2003     Anliker, Peter, “Denken statt staunen,” Der Bund, January 24: p.35 (illus.)

            Ansager, February 7: p. 22 (illus.)

            “Ausstellungen,” Praxis, February 12: p. 318 (illus.)

            “Baugefällig,” Annabelle, February 19: p. 86

            “Brian Tolle Irish Hunger Memorial,” Sculpture, June: pp. 26-27 (illus.)

            Budick, Ariella, “Sculpture Steps Outdoors,” Newsday, August 24 pp.D14-16 (illus.)

            Buhrfeind, Eva, “Andere Ausblicke auf ideale Wohnstätten,” Berner Rundschau, February 4: p. 28

            Buhrfeind, Eva, “Die Sehnsucht nach dem idealen Ort,” Aargauer Zeitung, February 2: p. 12

            Cardwell, Diane, “Yes, It’s Art, but to Santa, A Trip to the Chiropractor,” The New York Times, January 19, Metro Section: p.L25 (illus.)

            “City Hall Park,” Channel 2 News at Six. WCBS-TV, New York. January 29. 6:00 pm

            “City Hall Park boasts its first public art project since 1992,”, January 19

            “City Hall Park boasts its first public art project since 1992,”, January 19

            Clancy, Michael, “9/11 Tribute,” am New York, November 20: front page, p.5

            D’Arcy, David, “The trail of tears: memorials multiply,” The Art Newspaper, No. 133 February: p.6 (illus.)

            Deignan, Tom, “The Top 100,” Irish America, April/May: p.33 (illus.)

            Dillon, David, “Memory of Want,” The Dallas News, February 12: p.12C

            Dwyer, Jim, “Memorial to Irish Fortitude Comes Undone in New York,” New York Times, May 7: front page (illus.)

            Femina, January 26: p 13

            “First Public Art Project in City Hall Park Since ’92,”, January 21

            “Footlights,” The New York Times, January 28: p. E1

            “Fragen des Ortes,” Bernerbär, February 20: p. 25 (illus.)

            “From Bofield to Battery Park,” RTE1-TV, Ireland. January 1 9:35-10:00 pm

            Holtz Kay, Jane, “A Hunger for Memorials,” Landscape Architecture, March: cover, pp. 114-116 (illus.)

            Hughes, Robert J., “Close-Knit and Irish,” The Wall Street Journal, March 14: p. W11C

            “Hunger Art,” Community Arts Network - API news, September#38, (illus.)

            “Irish Hunger Memorial,” Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 2002 Annual Review, pp. 16-17

            Johnson, Paddy, “Monumental: Paddy Johnson looks at architecture, memory and an intriguing icon of ‘Irishness,” CIRCA 105,Autumn 2003: pp. 52-56 (illus.)

            Kimmelman, Michael, “A Seasonal Migration of Cultural Scope,” The New York Times, August, 8: pp. E27 ,E29 (illus.)

            Mathonnet, Philippe, “A la Kunsthalle de Berne les utopies se heurtent au réel,” Le Temps, February 3: p. 31

            “Metrospective,” Channel 2 News This Morning. WCBS-TV, New York. January 20. 5:00 am

            “Metrospective,” Channel 2 News This Morning. WCBS-TV, New York. January 29. 6:00 am

            “Metrospective,” Channel 7 News. WABC-TV, New York. January 20. 5:00 am

            Motta, Carlos, “Interview with Brian Tolle,” November - Issue 4.

            “New York Tonight- special edition” NY1-TV, New York. November 19: 8:00-10:00 pm

            “Ortsstudien,” Ansager, January 24: p. 20

            “Outdoor Art Exhibit Opens at City Hall Park,”, January 28 (illus.)

            Press Digest, January 30: cover (illus.)

            “Public Art in City Hall Park,”, January 16

            “Q&A: What’s that brick helix in City Hall Park?,”, January 24 (illus.)

            Richardson, Lynda, “Like Potato Fields, His Memorial Lies Fallow,”
New York Times, Public Lives, May 14: pg B2 (illus.)

            Richardson, Lynda, “With Art All the Rage Again, Projects Are Finished,” The New York Times, January 23, The Metro Section: cover.

            “Saint Patrick’s Day Parade,” WNBS-TV, New York. February 17

            Smith, Liz, March 11

            Smith, Liz, “A Miraculous Pairing,” Newsday, March 11: p. A11

            Smith, Liz, “Working miracles,” New York Post, March 11: p.18

            Smith, Liz, “Working miracles,”, March 11

            Temin, Christine, “museum tackles a sprawling subject With ‘Eire/Land,’ Boston College,” The Boston Globe February 5

            The New York Sun, January 13: cover (illus.)

            “The Pursuit of Happiness,” NzzTicket, January 23: p. 57

            “The Pursuit of Happiness – utopische und alternative Wohnformen,” Tec21, February 14: p. 46 (illus.)

            Tobler, Konrad, “Auf der Suche nach dem Glück,” Berner Zeitung January 24: p. 20

            Tobler, Konrad, “Auf der Suche nach dem Glück,” Solothurner Tagblatt January 24: p. 20

            Tobler, Konrad, “Auf der Suche nach dem Glück,” Thuner Tagblatt January 24: p. 20

            “Vernetzung und bewegliche Kreativität,” Freiburger Nachrichten, January 24: p. 9 (illus.)

            “Winter Festival 2003,”, January 9


2002     “AOH and Mayor Visit the Irish Hunger Memorial”, Record Pilot, November 21: pp. 3, 24 (illus.)

            “Arthur: Inside Irish Art”, The Dubliner, October: p. 26.

            Baird, Daniel, “The 2002 Whitney Biennial The Whitney Museum of Art,” The Brooklyn Rail, Early Summer: pp. 15-16

            Barth, Jonathan.  New York Post.  June 17: p.34.

            “Biennial in the Park,”, January 10

            Bernstein, Fred. “Irish prided meets gay pride”, The Advocate.  October 1: p.56-7 (illus.)

            Bollen, Christopher, “Outsider Art,” V Magazine, March/April (illus.)          

            Braunstein, Peter, “Brave New Whitney,” W Magazine, March: pp. 198-99

            Breslin, Jimmy.  "A Grim Walking Tour of City's Misery Mile".  Newsday.  July 18: p.A4.

            Breslin, Jimmy. “The Sacred Ground Is the City at Work”, Newsday. December 19: p.A4.

            Buddick, Ariella, “Piece of the Biennial Take to the Park,” Newsday, March 6

            Chady, Richard.  "Two Alumni Create Irish Hunger Memorial".  Class Notes.

            Cotter, Holland.  "Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors".  The New York Times.  August 9:  pp.E29, E31.

            “Critics’s picks”, Time Out. August 29-September 5: p.98

            DeFalco, Donna. “Heritage Sustained”, The Naperville Sun. September 29:   pp. 3, 5 (illus.)

            Deignan, Tom.  "Dedication of Irish Memorial a solemn event".  Staten Island Register.  July 16: p.6.

            Deignan, Tom, “Famine Memorial a Haunting Vision,” Irish Voice, July 3-9: 2002 cover, p. 8

            Deigan, Tom.  "Ireland's Own in New York City".  Irish Voice.  July 17- 23.

            Deigan, Tom.  "The Man Behind the Memorial".  Irish Voice.  July 17 - 23.

            Duggan, Dennis.  "Taking Home The Heritage".  Newsday. July 15:  p.A2.

            Dunlap, David, “In Remembrance of Sorrow From Other Times,” The New York Times, January 25: p.E39, 48

            Eltman, Frank.  "Memorial to Ireland's Great Famine dedicated in New York City".  The Associated Press.  July 16.

            "Famine Memorial Unveiled".  Irish Voice.  July 9.

            "Famine Not Forgotten".  Newsday.  June 17.

            Frankel, David, “Hunger Artist,” Artforum, summer: p.35

            Griffin, Tim, “Outsider Art,” TimeOut New York, February 21-28: p.19

            Hetter, Katia, “New Timetable for Memorial,” Newsday, August 16: p. A5

            "Hunger Memorial".  Daily News.  July 21.

            "Hunger Memorial Opens to the Public".  Irish Voice.  July 10-16.

            “Irish Hunger Memorial,” Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 2001 Annual Review, pp. 18-19

            "Irish Hunger Memorial opens in B.P.C.".  Downtown Express. July 23:  p.6.

            Janison, Dan.  "Honoring Hardships of Irish".  Newsday.  July 17: p. A59.

            Janison, Dan.  "Irish Famine Memorial Dedicated".  Newsday.  July 16.

            Klinkenborg, Verlyn.  "The Great Irish Hunger and the Art of Honoring Memory".  The New York Times.  June 21:  p.12.

            Letter From America.  "A Field in New York that is forever Ireland".  The Irish Times.  July 20.

            Mahoney, Robert, “Brian Tolle, Irish Hunger Memorial”. Time Out September 19-26: p.100

            “Mayo famine cottage now a major NY attraction,” Western People, July 24: cover (illus.)

            McDonnell.  "Recalling Famine".  Catholic New York.  August:  p.25

            McGee, Celia, “A Breath of Fresh Air: The Whitney Biennial Pokes its Head Outdoors,” New York Daily News, March 3: p.15

            McKinley, Stephen, “A Piece of Ireland in Manhattan,” August

            McKinley, Stephen, “Both enduring and ephemeral, Famine memorial emerges,” Irish Echo, July 3-9: p. 7

            McKinley, Stephen.  "The Indomitable Irishry".  Irish Echo. July 17-23:  p.2.

            McManus III, James F.. "Irish Memorial's Truth".  The New York Times.  July 16: p.A18.

            “Museum Parking,” New York Magazine, March 18: p. 89

            Nobel, Philip, “Going Hungry,” Metropolis, November: pp. 82-84.

            O’Brien, Kathleen, “Two blocks from Ground Zero, a memorial rises to mark another tragedy,” The Star-Ledger, January 25: pp.57-58

            O'Dowd, Niall.  "Irish Memorial About More Than Memories".  Irish Voice.    July 23.

            "Outsider Art".  V Magazine.  March / April.

            Plagens, Peter, “This Man Will Decide What Art Is,” Newsweek, March 4:      pp. 54-56

            Princenthal, Nancy, “Whither the Whitney Biennial?,” Art in America, June:   pp. 49-53

            "Pieces of the Biennial Take to the Park".  Newsday.  March 6.

            "President to attend Famine memorial cottage dedication in New York".  Ireland.  July 16.

            "Remembering the Famine".  Irish Echo.  July 17-23: p12.

            Reagan, Gerry.  "New York Dedicates Its Famine Memorial".  The Wild Geese Today ONLINE.  July.

            Ross, Peter.  "Brave New Whitney".  W Magazine.  March:  pp.198, 200.

            Rubin, Andrea. “Remembering the Great Hunger,” The Journal News. July 17: pp. B1,B2

            Ruiz, Albor.  "Today's Hunger dims famine memorial".  Daily News.   July 22.

            Saltonstall, David.  "Irish memorial unveiled".  Daily News.  June 17.

            Schama, Simon.  "Pangs A Patch of Earth".  The New Yorker.  August 19-26:  pp.58, 60.

            Schoeneman, Deborah, “Gallery on grass: Take a sculpture hike through Central Park,” March 7

            Smith, Roberta.  "A Memorial Remembers The Hungry".  The New York Times.  July 16: pp. E1, E3.

            Smyth, Patrick, “A field in New York that is forever Ireland,” The Irish Times, July 20

            Trainor, James, “Whitney Biennial,” tema celeste, May-June: pp.108-9

            Whitney Biennial In Central Park.  Organized by the Public Art Fund.  March 7-May26.

            “Urban sanctuaries”, Time Out. September 12-19: p.13 (illus.)

            Vogel, Carol.  "A Homegrown Biennial".  The New York Times.  November 16.

            Vogel, Carol, “Why Is There a Steel Tree in Central Park? Well, Times Have Changed,” The New York Times, February 27: pp. B1, B6

            “Where Are You: the Conde Nast Traveller Contest”, Conde Nast Traveller. December: p.182.

            “Whitney Biennial in Central Park,” tema celeste, March/April


2001     “An Irish Cottage Rises in BPC,” Battery Park City Broadsheet, July 20: p. 3

            Chady, Richard, “Two Alumni Create Irish Hunger Memorial,” Ualbany Magazine, Fall 2001: p.40

            “Construction to Begin On Irish Memorial at Vesey Green,” Battery Park City Broadsheet, March 9-25: p.1

            “Cornerstone is laid for famine memorial,” Times Union, July 18: p. B2

            De Keyzer, Laurens and Rony Heirman, Jan Hoet LXV, Gent: Ludion/Vrienden van het S.M.A.K., p.78

            Deignan, Tom, “Famine Memorial to be Unveiled,” Irish Voice, March 14-20: p. S4

            Deignan, Tom, “NYC Artist to Design Battery Park City Exhibit,” Irish Voice, March 8-14

            Dunlap, David W., “New Melting Pot of Museums Downtown,” The New York Times, August 5: p.25

            Dunlap, David W., “Memorial to the Hunger, Complete With Old Sod,” The New York Times, March 15: p.E1

            Dunlap, David W., “Worn Down and Irish, and Moving Over Here,” The New York Times, May 30: p.B3

            Eleey, Peter, “A Quiet Incursion in Queens: Public Art as Infiltrator and Saboteur,” The Brooklyn Rail, October/November: pp.23-24

            Hammatt, Heather, “In Living Memory,” Landscape Architecture, August: p.20

            Hoet, Jan, and Dieter Roelstraete, exhibition catalogue for Sonsbeek 9: LocusFocus, Arnhem, Sonsbeek, the Netherlands, pp. 345-49

            “Irish cottage finds home in NYC to mark famine,” Journal News, July 18: p.3

            "Irish Hunger Memorial Groundbreaking".  Battery Park City Broadsheet.  March 25-April 8:  p.3.

            “Irish Hunger Memorial Groundbreaking,” Downtown Express, March 27-April 9: p.14

            “Irish Hunger Memorial Model Unveiled,” Battery Park City Broadsheet, March 25-April 8: p.3

            Kaizen, William R., “Brian Tolle,” BOMB, summer: pp.56-63.

            Kruk, Liedeke, Nice To Meet You: Portrait of Sonsbeek 2001, Arnhem, Netherlands, pp. 10, 29

            McDonnell, Claudia, “Old House, New Home,” Catholic New York, June 14: p.18

            McGee, Celia, “50 Artists, all ‘Crossing the Line’,” New York Daily News, August 24: p.67

            McGowan, Carl, “Exhibit Crosses Over the Line,” Newsday, August 26: p. Q14

            Roelstraete, Dieter, “Rolling Green Hills: New York City’s Irish Hunger Memorial,” DIASPORA (Mediatijdschrift no.158), pp.102-13

            Saul, Michael, “Irish Famine Memorial Begun,” The New York Daily News, March 16: p.33

            Schaffner, Ingrid et al., exhibition catalogue for Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… On Collecting, guest curated by Ingrid Shaffner, Independent Curators International, New York, p.25

            Siggins, Lorna, “Co Mayo Famine House to Be Rebuilt in US,” The Irish Times, June 2: p.3

            Simpson, Bennett, “Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, New York,” Frieze, October: pp. 96-97 (illus.)

            Sotheby’, “BOMB Magazine’s 20th Anniversary On-Line Benefit Auction,” catalogue, May: p.25

            Usborne, David, “Disused Irish cow shed to grace Manhattan,” The Independent (London), May 31

            Valden, Diane, “Local Irish famine memorial is echoed in Battery Park,” The Independent (Hillsdale, NY), March 16: p.17

            Vogel, Carol, “Inside Art: A Homegrown Biennial,” The New York Times, November 16: p. E30

            Wazuka, Margaret, “Artist Brian Tolle and 1100 Architect Design Half-Acre Irish Hunger Memorial at New York City’s Battery Park City,” Design Architecture News (online), April 12

            Wehr, Anne, “Queens Sized,” TimeOut New York, August 16-23, p.46 (illus.)

            “World’s Fair Remembered Through Exhibit Lights,” Queens Chronicle, August 2: p.27-28


2000     Arning, Bill, “Featured Artist: Brian Tolle”, Honcho, March: pp.61-62

            “Beinecke Show Traces Americans’ Utopian Visions,” Yale Bulletin, February 11: p.5

            Blackwell, Josh, “Brian Tolle at Shoshana Wayne”, Art issues, summer: p.49.

            Bollen, Christopher, “Innuendo at Dee/Glasoe” TimeOut New York, June 29 – July 6.

            “Center For New Design At Parsons School Of Design Participates In Exhibition In Ghent,” Antiques & The Arts Weekly, June 9

            Christie’s, Contemporary Art (Day Sale), auction catalogue from May 17 sale, New York, p.44 (lot 143)

            Comte, Béatrice, “De l’art… ou du cochon,” Le Figaro, April 21

            Gisoul, Guy, “Dans les rues de Gand,” Le vif/L’express, April 14: p. 87.

            Goings On About Town, “Innuendo”, The New Yorker, July 3

            Hoet, Jan, exhibition catalogue for Over the Edges: The Corners of Ghent, a part of the Charles V 1500-2000 Project, organized by Jan Hoet for the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

            “Innuendo,” The New Yorker, July 3: p.14

            Johnson, Ken, “Innuendo at Dee/Glasoe”, The New York Times, July 7

            Loire, Cédric, “Gand, de l’autre côté du miroir,” DDO, June/July/August: pp.10-11

            “Musing on Mickey: Never Never Land Attempts to Dissect the Mouse Through Art,” City Link, November 8

            N’Diay, Michel, “’Over The Edges’: Quand le Museé déborde dans la ville… ”


1999     Dietz, Paula, “Making What’s Public Private”, The New York Times, May 2: p. 29.

            Kaplan, Renee, “And on Another Furniture Front”, Newsday, April 11.


1998     9 to 5 at Metrotech: Brian Tolle,” inprocess, Spring, p.5

            Adeyemi, Ester, “Ausstellung ‘Genius Loci’ in der Kunsthalle Bern,” Berner Bolfszeitung, January 27: p.2

            Adeyemi, Ester, “Ausstellung ‘Genius Loci’ in der Kunsthalle Bern: Eine Standortbestimmung?,” Der Landbole, January 31: p.28

            Anderson, Melinda, “Brian Tolle at Basilico,” Art & Auction, May: p.82

            Avgikos, Jan, “Brian Tolle,” Artforum, October: pp.123-24

            Avgikos, Jan, “The Shape of Art at the End of the Century,” Sculpture,    pp.46-53

            Blair, Dike, “Here: Artists’ Interventions at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,” The Thing - Internet Magazine, November 3

            “Blick auf das Naheliegende,” Zürichsee-Zeitung, January 29: p.20

            Bona, Clara and Elisabetta Pincherele, “Ho trovato l’America,” La Republica Delle Donne, August 31

            Daniel, Jeff, “What’s an Original? 2 Shows Explore the Same Theme Differently?,” St. Louis Dispatch, April 19

            Del Re, Gianmarco, “Young Americans 2: Parts I & II,” Flash Art, November/December: p.66

            “Der neue Direktor der Kunsthalle Bern befragt die Stätte seines Wirkens,” Berner Rundschau, January 29: p.10

            Eleey, Peter, “Now and Later Fails to Offer Viewers the Full Picture,” The Yale Herald, April 10: p.16

            “Erste Ausstellung des neuen Direktors,” Basellandschaftliche Zeitung,  January 24: p.7

            “Genius loci,” L’Hebdo, January 29: p.82

            “’Genius loci’: Ausstellung in Kunsthalle Bern,” Der Zürcher Oberländer, January 28: p.26

            “’Genius loci’ in der Kunsthalle Bern,” Walliser Bote, January 16: p.13

            “’Genius loci’: Kunsthalle Bern,” Swiss Agenda, February 2: p.6

            Gould, Claudia and Valerie Smith (eds), 5000 Artists Return to Artists Space: 25 Years, NewYork: Artists Space, pp.138, 266, 284-85

            Glueck, Grace, “A Chair, a Fireplace, Binoculars: Sculpture to Be Seen on the Street,” The New York Times, January 16: p. E39

            Kimmelman, Michael, “Common Consent,” The New York Times, May 29: p.E39

            Koplos, Janet, “Bonnie Collura at Basilico Fine Arts,” Art in America, September

            Krebs, Edith, “Im weissen Würfel,” Tages Anzeiger, February 17: p.55

            “Kunsthalle de Berne: Quand l’esprit des lieux risque de passer inaperçu,” La Liberté, February 7: p.26

            Levin, Kim, “Tony Matelli”, Village Voice, February 9: p. 72.

            Light on the New Millenium, exhibition catalogue, organized as part of   the ’98 Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea, pp. 96 (illus.), 161

            Lombardi, D. Dominick, “’Here’ Is Where You Should Be,” The Bedford Pound Ridge Record Review, October 23

            Negrotti, Rosanna, “States of Mind,” What’s On, October 7: pp.8-9

            Oberholzer, Niklaus, “Kunst, die Räume öffnet,” Neue Nidwaldner Zeitung, January 28: p.42

            Philbrick, Harry, Here: Artists’ Interventions at the Aldrich Museum, exhibition catalogue, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, p.13

            Ramp, Stefanie, “It’s All Here,” Fairfield County Weekly, September 24-30

            Ritchie, Matthew, “Love, Sweat and Tears,” Flash Art, November/December: pp.78-81

            Saltz, Jerry, “Jason Dodge ‘Helsinki,’” TimeOut, May 7-14: p.64.

            Schwendener, Martha, “Common Consent,” TimeOut, May 21-28: p.59

            Searle, Adrian, “The Infants Liam and Noel...,” The Guardian, September 7: pp.10-11

            “Transparente Transparenz,” Berner Zeitung, January 23: p.29

            Tschanz, Françoise, “Y a-t-il un esprit dans la salle?,” Journal du Jura, February 6: p.21

            Zaugg, Fred, “Kunsthalle Bern,” Der Bund, January 23: p.7

            Zimmer, William, “A Dozen Artists at Work Within a Challenging Space,” The New York Times, November 22: p.24 (illus.)

            Zwez, Annelise, “Auf den Spuren eines Mythos am Helvetiaplatz,” Aargauer Zeitung, January 27: p.49


1997     Arning, Bill, “Public Address: A Show Grows in Brooklyn,” TimeOut New York, November 27-December 4: p.51

            Brunslid, Morten, “Samspill uten et tema,” Moss Avis, April 18

            Findsen, Owen, “Aronoff Exhibit Not Art, But an Art Event,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 13

            Findsen, Owen, “Exhibit at Aronoff is a Diverse Delight,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 6: pp.E1, E6

            Flor, Harald, “Samspill og solo”

            Halvorsen, Kenneth A., “Den nye kunsttrenden,” Moss Dagblad, April 21: p.29

            Hjerting, Yvonne, “Gi kunsten en sjanse!,” Observer, May 12

            Hjerting, Yvonne, “Med døren på gløtt,” Moss Dagblad, May 3: p.27

            Levin, Kim, “Choices,” The Village Voice, April 1: p.13

            Marcoci, Roxanna, Diana Murphy, et al. (eds), New Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, pp.144-45

            Sandberg, Lotte, “En dør på gløtt,” Aftenposten, May 5: p.16

            Scanlan, Joe, “Brian Tolle at Basilico Fine Arts,” Frieze, March/April: pp.85-86

            Skappel, Grania, “Tilfeldig på Alby?, Moss Dagblad, April 18: p.33 (illus.)

            Turner, Elise, “Scenes in Tableaux Expose Life’s Fakery, Underbelly,” Miami Herald, May 11: pp.11, 41

            “Unge kunstnere stiller ut i Galleri F 15,” Aftenposten, April 20

            Vogel, Carol, “Inside Art: Collecting Public Art,” The New York Times, November 7: p. E34


1996     Avgikos, Jan, “Best & Worst 1996, Best: ‘Tolle House,’” Artforum, December: p.104

            Halle, Howard, “Ready or Not,” TimeOut New York, February 14-21: p.24

            Koplos, Janet, “Brian Tolle at Basilico Fine Arts,” Art in America, November: pp.110-111

            Levin, Kim, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, May 14: p.9

            Mahoney, Robert, “Brian Tolle, ‘Overmounted Interior,’” TimeOut New York, May 15-22, No. 34: p.24

            Ritchie, Matthew, “The Architecture of Possibility,” Performing Arts Journal, September, vol.XVIII, No. 3

            Servetar, Stuart, “Brian Tolle, ‘Overmounted Interior,’” TimeOut New York, May 15-22: No.34, p.24

            Servetar, Stuart, “Brian Tolle, ‘Overmounted Interior,’” New York Press, May 8-14: p.81

            Servetar, Stuart, “Ouverture: Brian Tolle,” Flash Art, Summer: p.124

            Smith, Roberta, “Enter Youth, Quieter and Subtler,” The New York Times,   May 17

            Smith, Roberta, “Handmade Readymades,” The New York Times,

                  March 3: p. C20

            Wallach, Amei, “Overrun, Soho’s Art World Shifts Ground,” The New York Times, May 12: p. H51, H54

            Weaver, Thomas, “Brian Tolle, ‘Overmounted Interior,’” Sculpture, September: pp.64-65


1995     Avgikos, Jan, “Up, Up and Away,” Interview Magazine, May: p.44

            Avgikos, Jan, “In With the Out Crowd,” Artforum, March: p.12

            Avgikos, Jan, “To Be Clear At All Costs… As Long As It Looks Good,” Artists Space, April/July.

            Brockman, Adolf, “Videos vom Stillen Ortchen,” Hamburger Adendblatt, September 25: p.31

            “Customized Terror,” Village Voice, June 13: p.38

            Danek, Sabine, “Gegen die Geschlechtertrennung,” Szene Hamburg, November: pp.108-9

            Kock, Mechtild, “‘Ver-rückt’: Aggressiv bis leichtfüssig,” Stader Tageblatt, September 25

            Levin, Kim, “Voice Choices: ‘Customized Terror,’” The Village Voice, June 13: p.38

            Schiff, Hajo, “New York im Schloss,” Taz Hamburg, September 27: p.23

            Servetar, Stuart, “Pick,” New York Press, July 28: p.53

            “‘Ver-rückt’ Sieben aus New York,” Stader Tageblatt, July 5

            “Ver-rückt Kunst: Sieben Junge New Yorker Stellen Aus,” Stader Tageblatt, September 20


1994     Plaganis, Margaret, “Time Bombed,” The Hartford Advocate, September 29

            Jones, Ronald, “Being Not Within, Vol.I, No.1,” Acme Journal: Cultural Permissions, Vol.I, No.3: p.125