Visiting Artist Lectures

Alake Shilling

01/30/18

Please join jus for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Alake Shilling (OS22).

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Alake Shilling's bubblegum pop aesthetic and curious storytelling fuse to create dynamic ceramics and canvases of otherworldly abstraction and intrigue. Wrought with dark humor and stupefying detail, she guides her viewer through naturalistic scenes of cartoonish wild fauna and other symbols. With an aimless quality of expansion, she elicits a sense of longing in her work - for the crevices in our minds still unbound by adulthood. Her process starts by building up texture on a surface and then by pouring paints and other materials in select areas. She then inserts images into the remaining space, bringing the canvas to life. Shilling is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.


Visiting Artist Lectures

Kathleen Henderson

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Kathleen Henderson.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Kathleen Henderson is a visual artist living and working in the Bay Area.

Oscillating between fascination and apprehension Henderson’s work illuminates our struggle to make sense of a senseless world with an expansive body of work that includes drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Henderson’s work has been the subject of numerous solo shows in LA, and San Francisco as well as the Drawing Center in New York. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and is in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is currently a facilitator at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA and senior editor at the Creative Growth magazine.

kathleenhenderson.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Linda Connor

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Linda Connor.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Linda Connor has had a long and distinguished career in photography, and has traveled extensively nationally and internationally to produce her work to places such as India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, South East Asia, as well as the United States. Using the tools reminiscent of 19th century landscape photography, she creates images that reflect the poetry and mystery of the places. Her photographs contemplate the relationship of the sacred to the natural world. Since the late 1960’s, she has been teaching in the photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as exhibiting and publishing her work. In 2002, she founded PhotoAlliance, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. Amongst other awards, Connor is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her work can be found in the collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Alberta Museum in London.

hainesgallery.com


Visiting Artist Lectures

Lewis deSoto

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Lewis deSoto.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla) is a contemporary artist based in Napa and Los Angeles. His work takes many forms, elaborate installations, photographs, writing projects, sculpture and media works. His book, “Empire,” about San Bernardino and Riverside counties was released one year ago. He has produced a series of installation works based on Native American themes since 1990 and will use the evening to document and comment on the development of these works. His installations incorporate architecture, sculpture, sound as well as historical documents and narratives. He is a professor of art at San Francisco State University.

lewisdesoto.net



Visiting Artist Lectures

Harrell Fletcher

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Harrell Fletcher.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The Oxbow School-Dining Hall, 530 Third Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Harrell Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the California College of the Arts. He studied organic farming at UCSC and went on to work on a variety of small Community Supported Agriculture farms, which impacted his work as an artist. Fletcher has produced a wide variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990’s. His work has been shown at SF MoMA, the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Wattis Institute, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area; The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, White Columns, The Wrong Gallery, Apex Art, and Smackmellon in NYC; PICA and The Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR; CoCA and The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA; Signal in Malmo, Sweden; Domain de Kerguehennec, and the Matisse Museum in France; The Vancouver Art Gallery and The Power Plant in Canada; The Tate Modern and the Royal College of Art in London; and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, among many other locations. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the 2007 Mercosul Biennial, the 2012 Shanghai Biennial, and the 2014 CAFAM Biennial. Fletcher has work in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SFMoMA, The Hammer Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, The De Young Museum, The FRAC Brittany, France, and CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, China. Fletcher is the 2005 recipient of the Alpert Award in Visual Arts. From 2002 to 2009 Fletcher co-produced Learning To Love You More, a participatory website with Miranda July. Since 2009 he has collaborated with Jens Hoffmann on The People’s Biennial, an ongoing exhibition project devoted to locating and presenting under-acknowledged art and artists from across the US. Fletcher is a Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he is the director of the MFA in Art and Social Practice, a program he founded in 2007.

harrellfletcher.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Brendan Sullivan

09/15/17

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni artist Brendan Sullivan (OS4).

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time is TBA
Location: TBA

Artist Biography:

Brendan Sullivan is an artist and designer currently studying medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to medical school Brendan worked with MASS Design Group in Boston as a Design Associate and Design-Research Associate. Brendan’s design work was focused around a collaborative installation that aimed to draw attention to the current state of the American criminal justice system and give voice to the millions of incarcerated individuals within that system. His research on the other hand delved into the effects of architectural design on clinical outcomes in childbirth. In this role he collaborated with a team of architects and medical/public health professionals. Before working with MASS Design, Brendan spent three years at Gehry Technologies where he consulted on such projects as the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Brendan holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design––a background that Brendan believes will serve him well as a future physician or surgeon. As the neurosurgeon Henry Marsh said, surgery is a craft that is fifty percent visual and fifty percent tactile.

Visiting Artist Lectures

Larry Thomas

09/14/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA COUNTY FIRES THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Larry Thomas – Larry Thomas’s work is represented in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the S.F. Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. as well as numerous public and private collections. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships, recipient of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award, has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. His work is represented in the permanent collections of artist’s books at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Houghton Library at Harvard University among others. Additionally, he has been in residence as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

He retired from teaching and administrative positions at the San Francisco Art Institute where he served in several capacities from 1981 until 2005 including Dean of Academic Affairs, Interim President, Departmental Chair of the Printmaking Department, and Associate Professor of Printmaking. Each summer he teaches a drawing workshop at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the coast of Oregon and in 2010 conducted a similar concentrated drawing course at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts at Deer Isle, Maine. In 2008-09 he served as Visiting Tutor at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland and conducted a specialized workshop in drawing at Bennington College under the sponsorship of North Country Studio Workshops. Additionally, he has served on many grant panels and has participated in several international cultural exchanges. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Artists Communities, the Headlands Center for the Arts and on the Advisory Council for the Flintridge Foundation, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis Academy of Arts, his Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Memphis College of Art. He currently lives and works in the rural northern California coastal community of Fort Bragg.

His work is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints and calligraphy. He works primarily on paper combining ink drawing, engraving, acrylic washes and pencil. Much of his work is focused on disparate details of the natural environment in often complex and carefully executed images. His work is evocative and meditative, often reflecting aspects of ancient indigenous cultures that synthesize place, time, history and culture.

larrythomas.info

Visiting Artist Lectures

Gay Outlaw

09/13/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA COUNTY FIRES THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater , 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Gay Outlaw – In a career of over 25 years Gay Outlaw has examined relationships of sculpture and picture-making, especially photography. She interweaves formal abstraction with 2-D techniques of illusions, opening up possibilities within traditions of artistic production. While respectful of traditional processes—her practice includes educating herself in lesser-known techniques—the artist delights in subverting the expected result. Outlaw’s work has been shown nationally with exhibitions at the Sculpture Center in New York; the University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach; Mills College; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; and San Francisco MOMA, where she received the SECA Award. Her artworks are in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMOMA and the Berkeley Art Museum.

anglimgilbertgallery.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

John Roloff

09/11/17

DUE TO THE NAPA/SONOMA FIRES THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: The CIA at Copia Vintners Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

John Roloff / born 1947 / Portland, OR

John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems. He is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/furnace projects done from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s as well as other large-scale environmental projects, gallery installations and objects investigating geologic and natural phenomena. Based on an extensive background and ongoing research in the earth sciences, his work since the late 1960’s engages poetic and site-specific relationships between material, concept and performance in the domains of geology, ecology, architecture, ceramics, industry and mining, metabolic systems and history. The ship is a central image of his work, metaphorically evoking psychological and transformative processes of the sea and land in geologic and Anthropocentric time. He studied geology at UC Davis, Davis, CA with Professor Eldridge Moores and others during the formative days of plate tectonics in the mid-1960’s. Subsequently, he studied art with Bob Arneson and William T. Wiley also at UC Davis in the late 1960’s. In addition to numerous environmental, site-specific installations in the US, Canada and Europe, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, UC Berkeley Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, Photoscene Cologne and the Venice Architectural and Art Biennales, The Snow Show in Kemi, Finland and most recently, Artlantic: wonder, Atlantic City, NJ. Public art works that explore geologic and related concepts can be found at sites such as: Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, I-5 Colonnade Park, Seattle, WA and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. He has received 3 artist’s visual arts fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, a California Arts Council grant for visual artists and a Bernard Osher Fellowship at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. He is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco and is a Professor of Sculpture/Ceramics at the San Francisco Art Institute.

johnroloff.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Anya Gallaccio

09/11/17

Please join us for a lecture with artist Anya Gallaccio.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography:

Anya Gallaccio (born 1963) is a British artist, who creates site-specific, minimalist installations and often works with organic matter (including chocolate, sugar, flowers and ice).

Her use of organic materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, meaning that Gallaccio is unable to predict the end result of her installations. Something which at the start of an exhibition may be pleasurable, such as the scent of flowers or chocolate, would inevitably become increasingly unpleasant over time. The timely and site-specific nature of her work make it notoriously difficult to document. Her work therefore challenges the traditional notion that an art object or sculpture should essentially be a monument within a museum or gallery. Instead her work often lives through the memory of those that saw and experienced it - or the concept of the artwork itself.

lehmannmaupin.com

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