Brad Troemel

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Brad Troemel
Brad Troemel.jpg
Born 1987 (age 26–27)
Nationality American

Brad Troemel (born 1987)[1] is an American artist, writer, and blogger and instructor based in New York. Troemel is most well known for his development of the Tumblr website The Jogging which has received attention for its work in New media art and Microblogging.[2]


Brad Troemel received a BA in Visual Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from New York University NYU Steinhardt.[3][4] His writing tends to focus on the internet, configurations of art and experience on the internet, and visual culture.[5]


In 2008, Troemel launched the website On The Make with curator Karly Wildenhaus.[6] that year, Troemel opened the Chicago-based art gallery Scott Projects.[7]

Starting in 2009, Troemel, along with artist Lauren Christiansen, has made photoshopped images that depicted irreverent installation scenes and sculptures on the Tumblr website, The Jogging.[8] The site has risen to popularity since then.[9][10]

In 2012, Troemel launched an Etsy store primarily featuring temporal food sculptures.[11] The project has been featured on the Daily Dot,[12]Huffington Post,[13] Gawker,[14] Paper Magazine,[15] Bon Appetit.[16]

His writing has been featured on The New Inquiry[17] and Dis Magazine.[18] He teaches at Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.[19] He has spoken at Serpentine Gallery, London [20]MoMA PS1,[21][22] the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Goethe Institute, Queens Museum of Art,[23] Concordia University, the Bard CCS.[24]

External links[edit]


  • Troemel, Brad. 2011. Peer pressure: essays on the Internet by an artist on the Internet. Brescia: Link Editions. OCLC 846495521
  • Troemel, Brad. 2000. More pictures about feminism. Chicago?: B. Troemel. OCLC 775505648


  1. ^ Rebecca Smeyne (July 2012). ""Artist Brad Troemel on his unusual online store..." (interview)". Paper Mag. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  2. ^ "30 Tumblrs to Follow in 2013". Time Tech. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ Clara, Janina (June 7, 2010). "Liberal Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Undergraduate Symposium". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ "2012 MFA Thesis Exhibitions". NYU. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "From Clubs to Affinity: The Decentralization of Art of the Internet". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  6. ^ "". 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  7. ^ "about". 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Immaterial Incoherence: Art Collective JOGGING". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  9. ^ "The Jogging the Tumblr The Book". l. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  10. ^ "30 Tumblrs to Follow in 2013". Time. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  11. ^ "BSTJ". ETSY. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  12. ^ "Owner of Internet's weirdest store also give Internet's weirdest interviews". Daily Dot. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  13. ^ Frank, Priscilla (07/26/12). "Artist and NYU Professor Brad Troemel On the Wackiest Etsy STore You'll Ever See". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Taco Locks and Other Delights from the Internet's Weirdest Etsy Store". Gawker. 07/02/12. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Artist Brad Troemel on his Unusual Online Store, Taco Locks and Why Etsy is his Generation's 'Largest Art Market' ". PaperMag. 07/02/12. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  16. ^ "Taco Locks, Hot Dog Holders, and Way More from the Best Store on Etsy' ". Bon Apetit. 08/16/12. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "Athletic Aesthetics". The New Inquiry. 05/10/13. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ "Why MFA Critiques are Futile Exercises". Dis Magazine. 05/10/13. Retrieved 2013-11-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  19. ^ "Chat Room II". BHQFU. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  20. ^ "Serpentine Galleryies 89 Plus Marathon". Serpentine Galleries. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  21. ^ "Sunday Sessions". MoMA PS1. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  22. ^ "Lunch Bytes No 6 The Rise of the Amateur:DIY and Remix Culture". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  23. ^ Museum, Queens. "QMA Chat Room: Gene McHugh, Brad Troemel and Laurel Ptak". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  24. ^ "Constant Dullaart’s Public Interfacial Gesture Salon Mixes Faces at Bard". 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2012-02-19.