1983  New Jersey

Lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2011  MFA  San Francisco Art Institute
2005  BFA  Carnegie Mellon University
2000  Summer  Cooper Union

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

(forthcoming) FLXST Contemporary, Chicago, IL

Light Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, And We'll Have a Real Good Time
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY, Selections from Society of 23's Locker Dressing Room

Richard App Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, The Big Show: Keemo & Songco

Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Public Displays of Affection

Group Exhibitions

(forthcoming) Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA, Guilty Party:
Contradictions of Asian Subjectivity

FLXST Contemporary, Chicago, IL, All We Want to See is Ourselves
FLXST Contemporary, Chicago, IL, New Editions: Into the FLXST

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago, IL, Chicago Art Book Fair 2018
Settlers + Nomads, web-based, Today Is All We Have
Harrison @ Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY, Twenty-first Century Occupational Adjustments and Considerations; Episode 2: One Liners
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Color of the Year Presented by X-Rite Pantone

City Water Building by the Richard App Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, ArtPrize
Center for Art and Thought, web-based, Queer Horizons

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, FUTURE TALK

Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI, ArtPrize
En Em Art Space, Sacramento, CA, Off the Grid

Center for Art and Thought, web-based, Hidden
UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, Queer Sites and Sounds
Center for Art and Thought, web-based, Queer Sites and Sounds

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, Proximities 3: Import/Export

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Role/Play
SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, Performing Community
ArtPadSF, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, MI, Inclusion
Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Negative Space
Kadist, San Francisco, CA, The New Wave
Nighthawk Books, Highland Park, NJ, New Mediator Art Show
The Winery SF, San Francisco, CA, Vernissage: MFA Thesis Exhibition
Treehouse Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Fruit Fly Nursery

Seven, Miami, FL, #Rank
Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Performology & Actionization
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Apartogether

Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, Digital Ritual

Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, AGENDA: Queering Popular Media
Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Hospitium Collective 

Studio 23, Bushwick, Brooklyn, Wut Up Doc (umentation)

Spinning Plates Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, The Tomb of the Spy Magician
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, 100% Centennial

2005, June 2005 Online Exhibition
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Spectacular, Spectacular
The University Center Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Binary Reduction
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Mammon
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Friends Can Listen to Endless Love in the Dark

Untitled Downtown Space, Populate the Unpopulated, Pittsburgh, PA
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Jersey Show
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, identity
9th Street Gallery, Making A Scene, Pittsburgh, PA
The Cooper Union, Summer Program Exhibition, New York, NY

Lectures & Panels

Open Society Foundations, New York, NY, Starting the Conversation
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI, Why These Finalists: Part 1
Asian Art Museum and Pilipinx American Library, San Francisco, CA, A Politics of Filipinx Diasporic Queer Curation Now
DePaul UniversityChicago, IL, One Grey Tenation: Performing America
Failure Lab, Grand Rapids, MI, The Perfect Con Artist Too
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, Producing and Presenting Art in the Midwest: Opportunities and Challenges

Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, MI, One Grey Tenation: Performing America
Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Portland, OR, Who Cares? Asian American Contemporary Art, Cultures and Queer Communities

The Battery, San Francisco, CA, American Pride: Nationalism, Terrorism, and Gay Identity

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, Queer Sites and Sounds Symposium, I <3 Meryl Streep

Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, Queer Art and Theology

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Filipino Arts
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, Filipino Arts
Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA, QnA: Tuesday Talk

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, MI, Queer Art and Theology


SOFT, Tayo Literary Magazine, 2019
Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, University of Washington Press, 2017
How to Become a San Franciscan, The Battery, 2015
IdN Extra 01: Cut and Paste, From Sketch to Production, 2009


Installation Category Juried Award, ArtPrize
Artist Seed Grant presented by the Frey Foundation, ArtPrize

SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nominee

Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium Writing Fellowship, Finalist
The Power of Self 2011, Artists Wanted, Finalist
New Genres Spirit of Tradition Award, San Francisco Art Institute
Graduate Student Leadership Award, San Francisco Art Institute

Returning Graduate Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, 2010
Global Geek Week YouTube Video Winner, Society for Geek Advancement, 2009
Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament, Finalist, 2007
Emily Phyllis Howard Junior Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2004
Wilfred Readio Sophomore Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2003
Robert J. Fingland Freshman Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2002
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design, Rising Star Awards, Paper Mill Playhouse, Nominee, 2001


The Curdling of American Masculinity in University Frats, Hyperallergic, Jan. 4

Nice Beads, Bro!, Pelican Bomb, Oct. 16
Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, New Books Network, Aug. 8
Foundwork Guest Selections, Foundwork, Apr. 26
THE FILE: Interview with Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Settlers + Nomads, Apr. 11
'And We'll Have a Real Good Time' at Light Gallery + Studio, eightWest, Apr. 6
UICA's new exhibition theme: Ultra Violet, eightWest, Mar. 28
The Best Booths at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018, The Untitled Magazine, Mar. 12
The Most-Instagrammed Art of Armory Week 2018, from Evaporating Clouds to $1.5 Million TV Sets, W Magazine, Mar. 10
New York’s Scrappiest Art Fair Lives Inside A Corporate High-Rise, HuffPost, Mar. 8
Spring Break Is an Oasis for Art Fair Haters, Hyperallergic, Mar. 8
The Best of Spring/Break, the Outré Art Fair in an Abandoned Times Square Office Building, Bedford+Bowery, Mar. 7
Our 21 Favorite Moments From SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Art Zealous, Mar. 7
A Tour of the 2018 Spring/Break Art Show, ARTnews, Mar. 7
New York's March fairs aim to seize market moment, The Art Newspaper, Mar. 6

ArtPrize 2017 category winners get personal and political in their work,, Oct. 7
Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2': Kulapat Yantrasast, The Rapidian, Oct. 5
How Betsy DeVos Became an Unexpected Champion of LGBTQ Art, The Daily Beast, Sep. 30
Jurors’ shortlist piece depicts ‘locker dressing room’, WOODTV, Sep. 27
ArtPrize Nine: Jurors' Shortlist, WOODTV, Sep. 25
Going to ArtPrize? Here are works not to miss, Detroit Free Press, Sep. 26
5 artists with Michigan ties on ArtPrize 2017 Jurors' Shortlist,, Sep. 25
Jeffrey Songco: Making, Laughing, Growing, Revue, Sep.
5 Questions with Jeffrey Augustine Songco, ArtPrize Blog, Aug. 11
Review: Circle Theatre skillfully proves 'A Chorus Line' to be timeless, Revue, July 17
One singular sensation: Circle Theatre brings "A Chorus Line" to Grand Rapids,, July 13
How the New Queer Asian American Criticism Is Shifting the Way We See Art, artnet, June 24
Naming names: My 10 favorite Grand Rapids artists, Cultured.GR, Jan. 16

ArtPrize chat, Sound Off! West Michigan with Dave Jaconette, Oct. 4
Discovering the sublime, avoiding the ridiculous at ArtPrize, Detroit Free Press, Sep. 27
ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 22
Artist and his beads return to ArtPrize Eight after last year's theft,, Sep. 21
Macarena Memories Bring Tears and Laughter, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 16

Beads On A Fence, Connie and Curtis, Oct. 5
Oops! Visitors dismantle ArtPrize entry amid apparent confusion, Associated Press, Sep. 29
Was ArtPrize 2015 entry vandalized or misunderstood? Artist asks for its return,, Sep. 28
2,700 Pounds of Mardi Gras beads at ArtPrize 2015, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 28

Review: "Proximities 3: Import/Export," Art Practical, Feb. 17
#Hashtags: The Importer/Exporter, DailyServing, Feb. 10
In Conversation: Glen Helfand..., San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Feb.
SFAQ Review: "Proximities 3: Import/Export," San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Feb. 12

"Proximities 3: Import/Export": Asian connection, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 25

An Interview with Jeffrey Augustine Songco, The 22 Magazine, June 20
I'd Rather Make Art Than Make Out, The Huffington Post, Feb. 3
With Involuntary Sculptures, ArtSlant, Jan. 10

Eyes on the Prize 2011: GayGayGay, ArtPrize Blog, Oct. 2
Just say no, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Aug. 2
The Watch, San Francisco Chronicle, July 21
Steven Wolf, Guerrero,, July 17
SFAI MFA,, May 12
Watchlist, rebel:art, April 13
student profile, San Francisco Art Institute

Dream Captcha, Oct.: Boing BoingCore77EtreGEARFUSEGizmodoMake:NeatoramaOhGizmo!Unplggd 

Mate takes out Cut & Paste New York, Core77 Design Blog, Sep. 16

Awesome Childhood Memories

New Jersey Ballet. Trained in ballet, tap, and jazz, 1988 - 1998.
The Nutcracker. Various roles. New Jersey Ballet, 1991 - 1997.
South Pacific. Jerome. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1994.
ACDA National Children's Honor Choir. San Diego Convention Center, 1996.
North New Jersey Junior Regional Chorus. 1997.
Children of Eden. Ensemble. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1997.
Gypsy. Newsboy, Victor & Violin. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1998.