CV / Bio

EDUCATION

1997
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute; San Francisco, CA; Painting & Sculpture

1989
BFA, Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, NY; Painting, Periclean Honor Society

1984
AA, Maryland College of Art and Design; Silver Springs, Maryland; Painting and Drawing

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2006
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Grant mural for Quesada Gardens — San Francisco, CA

2002
San Jose Redevelopment Agency Grant mural for the façades of San Jose TV, San Jose, CA

2002
Burning Man Sculpture Grant for “The Sirens” — Burning Man, San Francisco, CA

2001
Burning Man Sculpture Grant for “The Cradle” — Burning Man, San Francisco, CA

1996
Murphy Cadigan Fellowship in Painting. The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1989
Periclean Award, Highest Honors, Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001 to 2011
The Waldorf High School, San Francisco, CA

Drawing, mixed media and assemblage, printmaking, modern art, sculpture, environmental art.

2001 to 2002
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA; Drawing, painting.

1997 to 2001
ASUC Berkeley Studios, UC Berkeley; Advanced figure drawing, figure painting, mixed media and assemblage.

1996 to 2001
San Francisco Art Institute Extension Program, San Francisco, CA; Drawing, painting, mixed media and assemblage, figure painting, pushing the figure, young artists painting.

1998 to 2000
Preservation of Space and Mass Foundation, Oakland, CA; Sculpture, soft sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media.

1984 to 1989
Holton Arms School, Creative Summer Program, Bethesda, MD; Drawing, painting, soft sculpture, jewelry, and printmaking.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2013-present
Cofounder, Thriving Arts Studios, Santa Rosa, CA

2010-2015
Director, Muffinranch Studios, Oakland, CA

2005
Commissioned Sculpture- Ganesh altar, Khanna Peena Resturaunt, Berkeley, CA

2004
Album Cover Artwork-Designed cover for Stymie & The Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, Tales of the Black and Blue Parade, San Francisco, CA

2000 to 2005
Artist in Residence–Richmond District Afterschool Collaborative, San Francisco, CA

2000 to 2003
Artist in Residence-San Francisco Arts in Schools Project, San Francisco, CA

1999 to 2000
Assistant Director-Perseverance in Space and Mass Foundation, Oakland, CA; Provides free art classes to low-income and at-risk youth in San Francisco Bay Area.

1999
Commissioned sculpture: Limn Magazine

1998
Commissioned sculpture: “This Space Between Us,” film by Matthew Leutwyler

1998
Gallery Attendant/Exhibition Assistant-Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, S.F., CA

1997
Commissioned sculpture (five works): Vector Theatre Company

Inaugural production: “Museum,” Play by Tina Howe, Opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, October

1994 to 1995
Writer, Co-Host, “Neurotic Artists of San Francisco,” San Francisco, CA; Progressive community television with national cable broadcast for artists.

1990 to 1993
Assistant Manager and Curator, Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

MEDIA AND REVIEWS

2002
The Leonardo Papers “The Art of Burning Man”

2001
ABC News 20/20: Studio Interview for Segment

Art News, May Issue “A New Administration”

Artweek: Review of “Bending Over Backwards” at the Richmond Art Center

2000
Feature Article: Deidre De Franceaux “In Search of Self” World Sculpture News-Winter Volume

Citisearch: Review of “Bending Over Backwards” at The Lab

Oakland Tribune: Review of “Future of the Body” at the Richmond Art Center

The West County Times: Review of “Future of the Body” at the Richmond Art Center

1999
Limn Magazine-June Issue: Front and Back Covers

1998
Artweek: Review of “Poptarts” at 111 Minna St. Gallery

LECTURES

2005
Young Entrepreneurs Organization- Arts and Business Symposium, San Francisco, CA

2002
The Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason-The Art of Burning Man, San Francisco, CA

2001
S.M.A.C. at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art-The Art of Burning Man, San Francisco, CA

The Exploratorium-The Art of Burning Man, San Francisco, CA

2000
San Francisco Art Institute-Young Artists program lecture

1998
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Graduate sculpture program lecture and visiting artist.

1998
San Francisco Art Institute

Graduate program lecture: “The Future of the Art World and You-What to Expect”

ADDITIONAL STUDIES

1985
Ecole des Beaux Artes, Paris, France; Independent Study-Painting

Skidmore in Paris, Paris, France; French Language and History

1985 to 1988
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC; Ceramics, Drawing and Painting

EXHIBITIONS LIST

PUBLIC ART & PERFORMANCE

2011
“Sand By the Ton II”, American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA

2010
“Sand By the Ton”, American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA

2005
Craigslist Foundation Benefit, Terra, San Francisco, CA

Nextarts” Art On Market Street”, Nextarts Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2004 -2006
Alice Summerthing Collaborative Murals, for Alice Radio, San Francisco, CA

EcoArts; Public Sculpture Walk , Sonoma County, CA

2002
Burning Man,” The Sirens”, Black Rock City, Nevada

Fast Food Art, Art Van at 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

2001
Burning Man,” The Cradle”, Black Rock City, Nevada

Fight Back at the Machine II, Art Van at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA

2000
In the Dark, Art Van at 49 Geary and Point Arena, San Francisco, CA

Upside Down, Art Van at 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

Art Liberation, Art Van at 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

1997
Art on Market Street, Muni Posters for San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

Everyman’s Home Is Not His Castle, Temporal Structure Installation and Performance, , SF, CA

1996
Save the NEA, Urban Poster Campaign, San Francisco, CA

1994
Fight Back at the Machine, Temporal sculpture installation/performance collaboration with Gomi School, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA

MURALS & PUBLIC PAINTING

2012
Facade mural, BlondLogic, San Francisco, CA

2010
“Mudra Murals” (4) for Mission Yoga, San Francisco, CA

2006
“Community Blooming”, Quesada Gardens Mural, San Francisco, CA

2005
“Memorial Childrens’ Wall” for Cabrillo Elementary, San Francisco, CA

“Kama Sutra Temple” for Khana Peena Restaurant, Oakland, CA

2004
“Why We Love San Francisco” for Lafayette Elementary, San Francisco, CA

“Wishes and My Perfect City” for Argonne Elementary, San Francisco, CA

“Sunset Façades” for San Jose T.V., San Jose, CA

2002
“The Fires of Hell,” for Tilt, Berkeley, CA

“Sunset School,” for Roosevelt Middle School, San Francisco, CA

2001
“Impressionist Garden,” Pacific Palisades, CA

2000
“Art Deco Interior Scape,” Pacific Palisades, CA

1998
“Maiden and the Pond” for Polk Street Recording, San Francisco, CA

1997
Italian Street Painting Festival, San Francisco, CA

1992 to 1997
Arte Al Fresco, Walnut Creek, CA

1989
“Celestial Retreats” The Aspen Club, Aspen, CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 (upcoming)
The Poplar Gallery at American Steel Studios, Oakland CA

2006
Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

1998
The Lab, San Francisco, CA

1993
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1992
The Crash Palace, San Francisco, CA

Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991
Whatever Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
DRG, Washington, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
“What Tethers Us”, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011
“Anxiety”, Project One, San Francisco, CA

2006
“ZOOM!” Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

2005
“Nouveau Salon” Whitney Young Cultural Mansion, San Francisco, CA

“Grand Opening Show”, NIMBY, Oakland, CA

“Heavy Petting Zoo” Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

“Bad Neighborhood” Bad Fish Studios, San Francisco, CA

2004
“Nouveau Salon” Whitney Young Cultural Mansion, San Francisco, CA

“The Naked Truth” Hotel Argent, San Francisco, CA

“The Naked Truth” Anon Salon, San Francisco, CA

“Open Studios” Albion Castle, San Francisco, CA

“Art Salon Exhibition” Hotel Argent, San Francisco, CA

2003
“Open Studios” Albion Castle, San Francisco, CA

2003
“Open Studios” The Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA

2003
“Braintree” 1015 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

2002
“Genesis” Xian Productions, Berkeley, CA

2001
“Inaugural Exhibition” Millennium Art Center, Washington, D.C.

“New Work” Headless Point Studios, San Francisco, CA

“Open Studios” Headless Point Studios, San Francisco, CA

2000
“Poptarts II” 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“The Future of the Body” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1999
“Poptarts” 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Conundrum” The Lab, San Francisco, CA

1998
“Dia de Los Muertos” New College Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Masque Macabre” di Rosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA

“Busted” Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Burning Man Exhibition” S.F. Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Sideshow” 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“F. F. F. Ball” C.E.L.L. Space, San Francisco, CA

1997
“Museum” Theatre of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

“Mirror, Mirror” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“MFA Exhibition” Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

“Chick Show” at Event Space 2451 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA

“Image Constructions, Mood Swings and Trips to the Toilet”

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Art on Market Street” Design/Display of posters for San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

“Commodities” Collision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Show; Arte Al Fresco, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA

Group Show; 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Angels” The Rite Spot, San Francisco, CA

1994
Group Show; Featured Artist, Arte Al Fresco, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek,

Group Show; The Top, San Francisco, CA

1993
Featured Artist, Untitled Show; Arte Al Fresco, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA

“Three Painters” Anon Salon, San Francisco, CA

1992
Group Show; Arte Al Fresco, Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA

“Angelology” Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991
“Appropriated Romance” Rococo Showplace, San Francisco, CA

“New Work” Whatever Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990
“War” Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA

1989
Annual Spring Show; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

Commissions, collections list, and references available upon request.