1978 to present: lives and works in New York City
Solo Exhibitions



2010 Storefront, Brooklyn, NY; "7 mirrors and a nose"
2007 Mario DiAcono, Boston, MA
1998  Feature, New York, NY; "Rear Views"
1996  Donna Beame Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; "Kings and Queens"

Tempozan Temporary Museum, Osaka, Japan

1992 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY; "double dig"
1990  Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY; "is it? it is, isn't it"
Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988    San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA;"Simulation Meltdown"
Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
1987 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; "1+1=2" (catalogue)
1986  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; "Art, Fashion & Religion" (Projects Gallery)
1985     Willard Gallery, New York, NY; "The Triumph of Language"
1984     Philip Nelson Gallery, Villeurbanne, France
1981     P.S. 37, South Bronx, New York, NY; "The Thing"
1980   Extra Place, New York, NY; "Mayday Mayday"
ABC No Rio, New York, NY; "Time is Us"



Selected Group Exhibitions:



CCS Bard, New York, "Receipt of a Magical Agent"

New Art Projects, London, UK, "2Years of Looking"

2015 Lesley Heller Workspace, NY NY, "WHO"
  Wallworks, Bronx, NY, "Fashion Moda:35 years later"
  MFTA, Queens, NY, "MFTA loves NYC: A Retrospective of Creative Reuse"
2014 The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY, "No City is an Island"
2013 Industry City, Brooklyn, NY, "Come Together:Surviving Sandy"
  American Academy of Arts and Letters,New York, "Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art"
2012 Andrew Freedman Home, The Bronx, N.Y., "This Side of Paradise"
2011 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, N.Y., "SMALL"
2010 Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, N.Y., "Like a Rolling Stone"     
  Peter Blum Soho,New York,N.Y"Reflection" 
  Sue Sue Scott Gallery, New York, N.Y., "LUSHLIFE- Whistle"

Cuchifritos, New York, N.Y., "datapanic"                                                       

  Luise Ross Gallery, New York, N.Y., "Pretty Strange"
2008 Le Magasin, Grenoble, France, "especes d'espace" (catalogue)
  The American Academy of Arts and Letters , New York, NY, "Invitational"  
  Exit Art, New York, NY, "It's Not Easy"  
2007 Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; "Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation"  
2006 Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, "Reverence"
2005  Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY, “The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984”
Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, “figure it out”
2004 Kent Gallery, New York, NY, “Constructed Image”
Wave Hill, The Bronx, NY, “Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine” (catalogue)
2003   Maresca Gallery, New York, NY, “Mirrors”,
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, “How Human-Life in the Post Genome Era”
2002  Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “The Tipping Point”
2001 The American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
2000 Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium; "3ness" (catalogue)
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,Ridgefield,CT; "Faith" (catalogue)
1999 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, Tate Gallery, Liverpool; "Heaven" (catalogue)
The Bronx Museum, "Urban Mythologies" (catalogue)
Christinerose Gallery, "Cruise Control"
1998 Pusan Museum of Contemporary Art, Pusan, Korea (catalogue)
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; "Here"
1997 Kent Gallery, New York, NY; “Is There Still Life?”
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY;"1997 Invitational Exhibition”
1996 Exit Art, New York, NY; “The Shape of Sound”
Kent Gallery, New York, NY; “Light into Darkness”
1994-1997 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX;
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH;
New York Historical Society, New York, NY; The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK;
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN;
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI; "Elvis + Marilyn: 2X Immortal" (catalogue)
1995 Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY;
"Urban Paradise: Gardens in the City", organized by the Public Art Fund
1994 Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; "Desire & Loss"
1993 The Drawing Center, New York, NY; "The Return of the Cadavre Exquis"
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI;"The Illusionists"
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; "American
Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture"
1992 Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,CT; "Quotations: The Second History of Art"  (catalogue) with essays by Christian Leigh and Marc Straus
1990 Krygier / Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA; "Sculpture: the Third Dimension"
Kent Fine Arts, New York, NY; "Richard Artschwager, Troy Brauntuch, Justen Ladda, Peter Joseph and Jan Vercruysse"
1987-1989 Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;
University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ;
Laumeier Sculpture Park and Garden, St. Louis, MO;
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY;
Oakville Galleries: Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada;
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY;
Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview, Texas;
Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID;
The Pennsylvania State University  Museum of Art, University Park, PA;
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA and University Art Museum,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; "The Presence of Absence: New Installations", curated by Nina Felshin, (catalogue)
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, "Selections from the Collection of Marc and Livia Straus", (cat.)
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY; "R. M. Fischer, Justen Ladda, Peter Nagy, Joel Otterson, James Welling"
World Financial Center, New York, NY, The New Urban Landscape" (cat.)
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY, "Justen Ladda, Joel Otterson, Barbara Bloom"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Avant-Garde in the Eighties” (catalogue)
1986   Kent Fine Art, New York, NY, "Reality Remade" (cat.)
Willard Gallery, New York, NY, "50th Anniversary Exhibition"
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, "Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object" (cat.)
Willard Gallery, New York, NY, "Situations"
1985 Sogetsu, Tokyo, Japan, "Art in Action", (catalogue)
1984 Artists Space, New York, NY, "Three Installations"
Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, "Arte Di Frontiera", (catalogue) 
Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany, "A Different Climate" (cat.)
1983  City Gallery, New York, NY, "CAPS Fellowship Show"
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY, "Intoxication"
Schlesinger Boisante Gallery, New York, NY, "Art of Found Objects"
1982   Lisson Gallery, London, England, "New York-London"
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, "Natural History"  (cat.)
1981    Wave Hill, New York, NY, "New Perspectives"  (catalogue)
80 Langton Street, San Francisco, California,”Painted Installations" (cat.)
1980 "Times Square Show", New York
Awards The Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2003
The American Academy of Arts and Letters 2001 Award in Art
Tesuque Foundation 2000
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 1987
Art Commission of the City of New York;-"Mayor's Award for Excellence in Design” 1992
New York State Council on the Arts C. A. P.
Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The New York Public Library, New York
The Alex Katz Foundation, New York
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Tempozan Temporary Museum, Osaka, Japan
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
The Portland Museum, Maine
The Neuberger Museum, New York
Permanent Public Projects:
2008 Allen Street Mall, Lower East Side, NY, park design with Chinese scholar rocks  
1996    Tempozan Temporary Museum, Osaka, Japan; three installations
1995 St. Luke's Hospital, NY; Three Murals
P.S. 72, Bronx, NY; Design of color scheme of ground floor surfaces including four mosaics
1993   Department of Labor and Industries Building, State of Washington, Tumwater, WA; Interior
sculptural murals and installations
1986-1991  P.S.7, Kingsbridge, The Bronx, NY; Design of color scheme of all 1990 interior surfaces of two floor
building addition, four mosaics and two sculptures.

Selected Bibliography:




2011 Art in America, review,"7 mirrors and a nose" by Sarah Schmerler, April 2011
2010 The New York Times, review, "7mirrors and a nose" by Ken Johnson, December 17
  The New York Times, "Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times"by Holland Cotter
2009 The New York Times, "Hobbsian '80's", by David Gonzales
2008 work, Italy, "Call him Godzilla", by Maurizio Sciaccaluga, spring  
  Windows & Aisles, India, "Optical Illusion:Magic, Art or Science?" by Janani Gopalakrishnan Vikram  
2007 Bald Ego, "JACK SPADE Bald Ego sells out!"

The Journal News, "Peekskill exhibit explores spirituality" by Georgette Gonveia

2004  The New York Times, “Transforming Life’s Debris” by William Zimmer, May 2
2003 Newsweek ,“Truth, Beauty and the Double Helix”  by B.H. Kevles, February 24
2002 Interni (Italy),“Crystal Sculptures in the Form of Garments”, November
Philadelphia Inquirer, Review by Edward Sozanski, February 3
2001    Artnews “Clothes Encounters” by Carly Berwick, November
Algemeen Dagblad, Netherlands,"Museum als Kathedraal voor nieuwe heiligen" by Door Flora Stiemer
Der Spiegel, Germany, "Das Kreuz als Werbetrick", by Jürgen Hohmeyer, September
L'Automobile, Italy, "Auto d'autore", by Diamante D'Alessie
1998  Tema Celeste, Italy, "Chiamatelo Godzilla" by Maurizio Sciaccaluga
1997  Grand Street Magazine, “Crossing the Line”, Issue No. 63
Review, “Is There Still Life?”, October 1
Mainichi Daily News, Japan, review by Joseph Lieberman, March 25
Osaka Shimbun Newspaper, Japan, review by Masayuki Okamura, February 1
1996  Kansai Walker, Japan, review, October 1
L Magazine, Japan, review, November
1995 The New York Times, “Four Stylish Gardeners Talk About Their Creation”, by Scott Cohen, June 11
Metropolis, “Paradise Regained”, by Andrea Coller, April
Elle Decor, “Supercool School”, unsigned, April
1994 Book, The Magic Magic Book, artists projects with text by Ricky Jay,
published by The Library Fellows of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Ed. of 225 + 75 A.P.'s)
1993  The New York Times, "Public Art in the Bronx", review by Holland Cotter, December 10
Flash Art, "Robert Irwin, Justen Ladda, Robert Gober, Ilya Kabakov: Prop Art",
by Francesco Bonami, January / February 
1992   Art In America, review "Justen Ladda at Jay Gorney Modern Art", by Ken Johnson, December
Modern Painters (London), "Backing Clinton", by Carol Kino, Winter
Artforum, review "Justen Ladda at Jay Gorney Modern Art", review by Andrew Perchuk, November
New York Times, "Justen Ladda", review by Michael Kimmelman, October 2
New Yorker, "animal self" (self-portrait) by Justen Ladda, September 28
New York Observer, "Cologne-On-Hudson Art Season Begins", review by Grace Gleuck, Sept. 21
Atelier (Tokyo), "The Culture of Consumerism", by George Melrod, May
New Yorker, "Talk of the Town: School Colors", April 20
1991     Arts, "New York in Review", by Gretchen Faust, November
Artnews, review by George Melrod, April
Arts, review by Robert Mahoney, February
The West Side Spirit, review by Regina Joseph, December 25 
1990    The New Yorker, review, December 17
San Francisco Chronicle, "One Gallery's Finale, Another's New Space", by Kenneth Baker, March 22
1989  Art In America, “Corporate Trophies”by Allan Schwartzman, February
1988 Arts, review by Joshua Decter, November
Tema Celeste, review by Susan Hapgood, Fall
Artweek, "The Twentieth Century in Retrospect", by Judith Christensen, February 20
L.A. Times, review of exhibition "Simulation Meltdown", by Leah Ollman, February 19
1987 Art in America, Exhibition review of Projects Room, by Holland Cotter, May
Artforum, Exhibition review of Projects Room at MoMA, by Kate Linker, March
M Magazine, West Germany, "Kunst in neuer Dimension" by Glenn O'Brien, February
1986  Artforum, "Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object", by Kate Linker, November   
New York Times, "Art: Objects Are Subjects of Damaged Goods", by Vivien Raynor, July
Village Voice, "Shop Art", by Kim Levin, July
Artnews, "Artists the Critics are Watching", by Eleanor Heartney, May
Sculpture International, exhibition review by Tsipi Ben- Haim, January/ February
Flash Art, exhibition review by Jane Rankin-Reid, December / January
1985  Artforum, exhibition review by Glenn O'Brien, December
Art in America, exhibition review by Regan Upshaw, November
Arts Magazine, exhibition review by Joshua Teplow, November
New Art Examiner, exhibition review by Eleanor Heartney, November
Village Voice, exhibition review by Kim Levin, September
Artforum, review by Denys Zacharopoulos, January
1984  Arte Factum, "Justen Ladda: L'illusion mise en pieces", by Alain Cueff, November/December
Artpress, France, review by Delphine Renard, Spring
Du (Switz.), "Lower East Side", by Vera Graaf, February
1983  World Art Trends 1982, by Claude Gintz
Territoires, France, "Robert Smithson et son Autre", by Claude Gintz
Artnews, review by Tom Lawson, September
Village Voice, "Situations", by Peter Schjeldahl, June 22
Catalogue from Wave Hill, essay by Craig Owens
Basler Magazin, "Die Perspecktive Liegt im Unter Grund", by Alex Silber, June
1983 San Francisco Chronicle, by Susan Boettger, May 23
Domus, Italy, "Come Usare un Quartiere Fuori Uso", Francesca Alinovi, April
Flash Art, "Arte della Frontiera", by Francesca Alinovi, April
ZG Magazine, England, "Spring", by Rosetta Brooks
Art, West Germany, "Kunst in den Slums", by Gabriele Von Armin
Art in America, "The Thing in the Bronx", by Walter Robinson, March
1982  Artforum, exhibition review by Jamie Gambrell, January
1981 Village Voice, "All Fired Up", by Lucy Lippard, December
Artistes, "Une Saison a New York", by Claude Gintz, October/November
New York Magazine, "Best Bets", by Catherine Milinaire, July
1980  Artforum, "Sex and Death and Shock and Schlock (Time Square Show)", by Anne Ominous, October