curriculum vitae

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Biography

Born 1975, El Paso, TX.

Works/Lives San Francisco, CA.

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts               2004 Studio Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bachelor of Fine Arts            1999 Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2015

Each Devil His Own, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA.

@HOME, Project Grant Artist Residency, Buffalo, NY.

2013

Capturing the Void, Nisus Gallery, Portland OR.

This: A Contemporary Situation, Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries

University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV.

2012

West Facing– Truesilver Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Cardinal Shift– Satellite 66, San Francisco, CA .

Roam Home- (Installation) WE Artspace, Oakland, CA.

2011           

Expectator- WE Artspace, Oakland, CA.

A Many Sided Spectacular- Hotel Biron Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010           

Between Currencies- Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA.

2009

Marvels of Construction- Online Exhibit at Beefmaster Gallery and Project Space               http://www.beefmastermagazine.com/

2004           

This Paradise Spell- MFA Thesis exhibit Seventh Floor Gallery, Madison, WI.

 

Group

2015

Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center For the

Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

2014

Make Space, Berkley Art Center, Berkley, CA.

MAS ATTACK 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

Point of Consequence, Installation commissioned in conjunction with the San

Francisco Art Institute graduate thesis exhibition.The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA.

Artists Across America, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

Transition Point, Purple Pop Up Gallery, El Paso, Texas.

2013

This Will Never Work, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.           

Ransom, Brooklyn Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY.

Paperworks, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington NY.

Summer Group Exhibition, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA.

A 2ND Show, Purple Pop-Up Gallery, El Paso, TX.

2012

The End, Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX. Curated by Cantanker Magazine.

Method of Exchange, Points North Contemporary Art Space, Farmington, ME.

Introducing our Flatfile Artists, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA.

Myths of Progress, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. Curated by Lauren Davies.

2011

Juried Annual 2012- PROARTS, Oakland, CA. Juried by Hamza Walker.

Chain Letter- Samson Projects, Boston, MA.

Paint By Numbers- WE Artspace, Oakland, CA.

2010           

Small Works, Important Presence- WE Artspace, Oakland, CA.

Taste 2010: A Garden of Earthly Delights- Root Division, San Francisco, CA.

Inaugural Flat File Exhibition- Golden Parachutes, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, DE.

2009           

Salon09- Matt Roberts Arts, London, UK.

Formations- Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA.

Front + Center – Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA. Curated by Kimberly Johansson.

2007           

Grounded– Southern Exposure San Francisco, CA. Curated by Kristan Kennedey.

2006  

Works on Paper – Flux Factory, Long Island City. Queens, NY. Curated by Nick Normal.

 

2005           

Performing One Particular Function- Marsh Special Projects Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN.

Point-to-Multipoint- Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro,NC.

Corporate Bodies- Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.

NOVA: Young Art Fair- Chicago, Ill.

Seven Reasons to Leave Your House- Beverly Art Center, Chicago Ill.

Surfacing- Offbeat Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2004           

Overlay- Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI.

The Stray Show- Chicago, Ill.

Pretty Vacant- aND GALLERY, St. Paul, MN.                                        

 

Awards & Honors

Nominated as a Candidate for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA (Society for

the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Award 2012.

Creative Capital Professional Development Program, Nominated by Southern

Exposure 2010.

Second Place, El Paso Art Association Arts International Exhibit 2002.

Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001.

College of Fine Arts Dean’s List, Fall 1997, Spring 1998.

 

Artist Residencies

Project Grant, Buffalo, NY, July 6 through 26, 2015.

Stamford American Internationsl School—Singapore, SG, January 18 through

February 10, 2015.

Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries, University of Nevada, Reno. October 11 through 18, 2013.

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro, NC. July 31 through August 31, 2005.

 

Bibliography

New American Paintings, Juried Exhibitions in Print, Issue #115, December 2014- January 2015.

Muzzle Literary and Art Magazine Best Of Issue, Muzzle Literary and Art Magazine, August 2011.

http://www.muzzlemagazine.com/

DeWitt Cheng, Out and About at Zughaus, Krowswork, and WE Artspace, East Bay Express, April 20-26, 2011.

Sam Stander, Pick of the Week, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, vol.44, no. 43, July 28- August 3, 2010.

Emmanuel Hapsis and Kristin Farr, Studio Invasion, KQED Arts, September 04, 2010,

http://www.kqed.org/arts/visualarts/article.jsp?essid=33244

MomentaArt 2004/2005 Catalogue, MomnetaArt Brooklyn, NY, 2005.

The El Paso Times, July 27, 2003.

 

Publications as Author

“We Live Only Through Ourselves” Catalogue Essay for Artist Ben Buswell’s solo exhibition. Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR.

Plastic Antinomy, Fall 2009, 14-15.

“On Art and Water” Critical Essay on Olaffur Eliasson’s use of water as a medium,

Plastic Antinomy, Fall 2009, 14-15.

“Cosmos Deep” Critical Review of Bryson Gil’s solo exhibition,

BeefMasterMagazine www.beefmastermagazine.com , Feb. 2010.

 

Visiting Artist Lectures

Stamford American Internationsl School—Singapore, SG, February 07, 2015.

University of San Francisco—San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2014.

Portland Community College– Portland, OR, December 3, 2013.

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. March 26,2013.

University of Wisconsin—Madison- Madison, WI, October 22, 2011.

University of Wisconsin—Madison- Madison, WI, March 22, 2010.

Portland Community College- Portland, OR, April 17, 2008.

Western University- Bellingham, WA, February 22, 2007.

Hastings College- Hastings, NE. January 9 &10, 2006.

University of Wisconsin –Stevens Point, Stevens Point Wisconsin. November 21, 2003.

DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI. September 24, 2003.

Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato MN. February 10, 2003.