Exhibition CV

born 1967, Branson, MO; lives and works in San Francisco, CA, USA


2006 MFA, University of California at Berkeley, CA
1990 BA, Boston University, Political Science, Boston, MA

selected exhibitions/ screenings


- Theme Song for Cleveland & Akron, with Silas Hite, Front International/Cleveland Triennial, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH, July, 2018
- The Vanity of Earthly Achievements, Orth Contemporary, curated by Griff Williams, Tulsa OK, June 2018
- Director’s Commentary, Three Channel Film, Co/written by Beth Lisick, The Suburban Riverwest, March 2018
- Send Me, Official Music Video for NO AGE, Drag City Records, Produced by Chris Ohlson  Jan 2018


- Your Lost Shoe, or Everything that happened Since the Last Time, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA  March-April
- American Genre, Curated by Michelle Grabner, The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland, ME July-Sep,


- The Poor Farm Experiment, Organized by Michelle Grabner, Millwakee, WI  August
- Learning to Love You More, curator with Will Rogan, SFMOMA, April-Sep
- Tourist, Sydhavn Train Station, curated by Heidi Hove, Copenhagen, DK, March-April


- Kurz Film Festival Cologne, Official Selection, Discussion Questions, Nov. Cologne, Germany
- The Last Billboard, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct
- Tongue-in-Cheek, Di Rosa, Napa, CA,  May-July

- 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival, Official Selection, Discussion Questions, April-May

- Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance: San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Jan-April


- Telluride International Film Festival, Discussion Questions, September, Telluride, CO
- Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC,  March-June
- Capp Street Project 30th Birthday Party, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Feb. 18, SF, CA


- SECA AWARD ,  SFMOMA, September 2013
- More Real?, San Francisco International Film Festival,  official selection
- More Real, Minneapolis Institute of Arts,  curated by  Elizabeth Armstrong , Minneapolis, MN


- More Real, SITE SANTA FE,  curated by  Elizabeth Armstrong , Santa Fe, NM
- The Office, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Susan O’Malley, San Jose, CA


- The Book You Said I Never Returned plus three to five pastorals, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco,
San Francisco International Film Festival, Official Selection: Self Portrait as a PowerPoint Proposal for an Amusement Park Ride, April 21st-May 5th
- It’s for You, Houstonic Museum of Art, curated by Terri Smith, February- March, Bridgeport, CT
- Parody of Light, Diverse Works and Aurora Picture Show, Jan 14-Feb 26, Houston, TX
- Koh-i-noor, Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art, January, Copenhagen, DK


- Cross Cuts, SF Film Society & Southern Exposure, screening, Southern Exposure, Nov 7, SF, CA
- Parlour No. 15: Bureaucracy Now! Curated by Elysa Lozano, May 30, San Francisco, CA
- San Francisco International Film Festival official selection, Embrace of the Irrational, April/May, SF, CA
- The Secret Society, Berkeley Art Museum, curated by Joseph del Pesco, April 30, Berkeley, CA
- THE THING, issue 9 launch with Ryan Gander and Europa, Lisson Gallery, Jan, London, UK

- Bellwether, Southern Exposure, October-December, San Francisco
- Likeness, The Mattress Factory Museum, curated by Elaine King, Oct. 2009-March 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
- Rejection,
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Ray Beldner, April-June, San Jose
- Superlight:
Museum of  Contemporary Art Cleveland, curated by Steve Deitz, Jan-May, Cleveland, OH
- Protagonist,
And/Or Gallery, curated by Keri Oldham, Jan-Feb, 2009, Dallas TX,

- Bay Area Now 5,
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
- Shaving the Mammoth, screening: Where things went bad,
San Francisco Art Institute, May 6, SF, CA
- Refresh: Before and After,
And/Or Gallery, Feb, Dallas, TX

- Solo Show: The man who disappeared into his own clothes pile, Invisible Venue, November, Oakland, CA
- Work-a-day,
curated by Lorene Anderson and Lisa Solomon, Blank Space Gallery, Oct, Oakland, CA
- Refresh: Before and After,
Postmasters Gallery, Oct. New York, NY
- Guilt By Association,
Screening “Everything is Better Now,” Parkway Theater, Oct 2, Oakland, CA
- Two Things at the Same Time,
Peak Gallery, September, Toronto, Canada
(with Will Rogan), Southern Exposure Gallery, August, San Francsico
- Deadpan Exchange 1,
organized by Heidi Hove Pedersen, Koh-i-noor, June, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Stuttgarter Filmwinter,
Expanded Media, Wurtembergischer Kunstverein, Jan-March, Stuttgart, Germany

- Delayed Reaction, Tag Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Get Together!, o
rganized by Susan O’Malley, The Hardware Store Gallery, Nov-Dec, San Francisco
- Sisypehean Desires,
curated by Avantika Bawa, Salt Works Gallery, Nov-Jan, Atlanta, GA
- Natural and Unnatural,
curated by Kristen Accola, Hunterdon Art Museum, Sept, Clinton, NJ
- Cream from the Top,
curated by Kathryn Weller-Renfrow, Arts Benicia, July, Benicia, CA
- Creative Demolition,
Flaherty Film Seminar, screening of “Where Things Went Bad,” programmed by Steve Seid,
- State of the Nation, I
ntersection for the Arts, June, San Francisco, CA
- The Flaming Sword of Truth,
Berkeley Art Museum, May, Berkeley, CA
- The Man Box and Beyond,
The Lab, April, San Francisco, CA
- Perfection, (performance),
curated by Courtney Fink, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA
- Natural Fallout,
33 Grand, March, Oakland, CA
- Swarm Gallery,
March, Oakland, CA
- Partially Told Stories,
curated by Michael McConnell, Space 743, March, San Francisco, CA

- What Vanishes, Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California at Berkeley, CA
- LKV gallery, Trondheim, Norway
- Mayhem,
curated by Julie Joyce, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
- Bay Area Bazaar,
curated by Laurie Reid, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
- You Are Here,
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

- Power Point to the People
,curated by Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
- Commission 04′,
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- State of the Nation,
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
- It’s a Sad, Beautiful World,
curated by Nancy Mizuno Elliot, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

- San Francisco Invades Nashville,
Tag Gallery, Nashville, TN
- One More Thing Before I Go.
, curated by Christian Frock, Hang Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

- De Young Art Center, San Francisco, CA
- Tag Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Decked Out, Culture Cache Gallery, San Francisco, CA

curatorial/ publishing  projects

THE THING Quarterly, with Will Rogan, an object based, quarterly publication, San Francisco, CA, August 2007 to present
Sisyphus Office,
at CAM Houston, guest curator, July-September, Houston Texas
Sisyphus Office, curator, Sky Dive Projects, Houston, TX , May 2009
Deadpan Exchange IV, co-curator, K2 Center for Contemporary Art, Izmir, Turkey, April 2009
Deadpan Exchange III, curator, The Lab, San Francisco, CA, February 2008
Deadpan Exchange II, with Heidi Hove Pedersen (DK) and David Keating (AU) Super Bien! Projects, Berlin Germany, June 13, 2007

grants, commissions & residencies

2018 Front International, Cleveland, OH for Theme Song for Cleveland & Akron, Commission
Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Faestival, Spring 2015
Whitney Biennial, 2014,  Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
2013 Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship,  Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA
SECA AWARD, SF Museum of Modern Art, 2012
Golden Gate Award, More Real?, SF International Film Festival, 2013
City of Copenhagen’s Artist in Residence (CPH AIR), Copenhagen Denmark,  January-February, 2011
Kunstradet, Danish Arts Council, Travel Grant, for Den Frie exhibition, Jan, 2011
Golden Gate Award, for Embrace of the Irrational short film,  San Francisco International Film Festival,  May 2010
Residency at the Mattress Factory,   Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 2009
Kunstradet, Danish Arts Council, partial recipient for Deadpan Exchange IV in Izmir Turkey, June 2009
Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, partial recipient for the Deadpan Exchange catalog. Jan, 2008
Kunstradet, Danish Arts Council, partial recipient for Deadpan Exchange in Copenhagen, June 2007
Sam Francis Distinguished Alumni Award, Dept. of Art Practice, University of California at Berkeley, 2007
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California at Berkeley, 2007
Eisner Prize for the highest achievement in the Creative Arts, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
McPheter-Stolz Fellowship award, University of California at Berkeley, Dept of Art Practice. 2004-2006
Full Tuition Grant, Department of Art Practice, University of California at Berkeley, 2004-2006
Residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, (LKV) Trondheim, Norway, July 2005
Board Prize co-recipient, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2005
Finalist for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and In/Site’s SECA award, San Francisco, CA, 2005
Trillium Press edition, commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004
Artist in Residence for the De Young and the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, January 2002


Wall Street Journal, Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice, Kelly Crow, July 11, 2018
SF Chronicle, Artists Publication had a good Thing Going, Kimberley Chun, July 20, 2017
Juxtapose, Art off the Wall, Vice Magazine,  Sept. 23, 2015
Art by the Balls, David Zarley, Oct 2015
2014 Whitney Biennial Catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, Spring 2014
SF ChronicleSFMOMA Displays Artwork in Diverse Settings, Kenneth Baker, September 13, 2013
More Real, Exhibition Catalog, published by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 2012
The Daily Beast, “New Exhibition, Art in the Age of Truthiness at Site Santa Fe” Blake Gopnik, July 21, 2012
Art in America, More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, Jennie Hirsh, Dec. 17, 2012
The Daily Beast, “New Exhibition, Art in the Age of Truthiness at Site Santa Fe” Blake Gopnik, July 21, 2012
LA Times, “Disorientation Video Sets the Stage for Site Santa Fe,” Jori Finkle, June 20, 2012
Art Practical, Feature Interview, by Bad at Sports,  issue 2.14, April 2011
ARTFORUM, “Obscure Objects,” by Andrew Hultkrans, February, 2010
Art Practical, “Nomads and Residents,” by Renny Pritikin, November, 2009
NY Times Style Magazine, “The Next Big Thing,”  by Jamie Gross, December 7, 2008
LA Times, “The Thing, Magazine or Work of Art,” by Mindy Farabee, Oct. 20, 2008
Brooklyn Rail, “Bay Area Now 5,” by Tessa DeCarlo,  September 2008
San Francisco Chronicle, “Bay Area’s Best New Art Now,” by Kenneth Baker, July 22, 2008
Shaving the Mammoth, SFAI MA collaborative projects, “Transcending the Clothes Pile,” Patricia Maloney, May 08
Marketplace on PRI, “The latest Thing in art delivered,” by Julie Caine, January 24, 2008
Frieze Magazine, “The Thing,” by Julian Myers, October 2007
Toronto Globe & Mail, “From in-your-face sculpture to mysteries in steel,” by Gary Michael Dault, September 15, 2007
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Shades of Meaning,” by Tina Barseghian, August 26, 2007
Daily Candy, “Whachamacallit,” August 14, 2007
Flavorpill New York City, Feature “The Thing,” by Leah Taylor, August 14, 2007
The Tennessean, “A Strong Reaction,” by Jonathan Marx, Nov 3, 2006
Nashville Scene, “One Thing Leads to Another,” by David Maddox, Nov 23, 2006
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Catalogue, “Natural and Unnatural”, by Kristen Accola, August 2006
Berkeley Art Museum Catalogue, “Flaming Sword of Truth,” by Miki Yoshimoto, May 2006
Stretcher.org, review of “Flaming Sword of Truth,” by Christian L. Frock, May 22, 2006
Artweek, “‘Partially Told Stories,’ at Space 743″ by Kristin Palm, May 2006
East Bay Express, “Cheap Wine, Free Cheese,” by David Downs, March 15, 2006
San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Partially Told Stories” by Katie Kurtz, March 15, 2006
New American Paintings, Pacific Coast, juried by Connie Butler, Open Studios Press, 2005
The New York Times Magazine, “The Way we Live Now,” by Rob Walker, Image used, April 10, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle, “Yearning to Close a Gap,” by Jonn Herschend, July 4, 2004
San Francisco Weekly, “Dream or Nightmare, Four artists take us to a ‘world…,” by Carl Nagin, May 12, 2004
East Bay Express, “Mystery Train,” by Kelly Vance, April 14-20, 2004
Nashville Scene, “San Francisco Invades Nashville,” by Nicole Pietrantoni November 6, 2003
Flavorpill, San Francisco, on-line magazine , Karine Versace, February, 12, 2003
San Francisco Examiner “All the World’s a Stage…,” by Anne Crump, August 8, 2002

lectures and panels

Guest Lecture, CCA Graduate Program, Contemporary Art Practice in Public Spaces, Nov 19, 2010
Guest Lecture, The Urban School, San Francisco Dec.16, 2010
Guest Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, Video Concepts, Nov. 16, 2010
Guest Lecture, San Francisco State Graduate Students, Nov. 19, 2009
Guest Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Concepts 3, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 5, 2009
Guest Lecture, Painting 2, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA , August 20, 2009
Guest Lecture, Video 2, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, July 20, 2009
Lecture, Slapstick and The Sublime, Linden Tree Lecture series, Sagan Piechota Architecture, SF, CA June 5, 2009
Uses of Deadpan in Video art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, May 14, 2009
Curatorial Talk, SkyDive Artist Space, Houston Texas, May 7, 2009
Guest Lecture, CCA, Curatorial Practice, San Francisco, CA, March, 2009
Curatorial Talk, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey, April, 2009
Guest Lecture, Stanford University, Video 1 class, Stanford, CA, Nov. 2008
Guest Lecture, CCA, Video 1 class, Oakland, CA Sept. 2008
Guest Lecture, CCA, 4 AD class, Oakland, CA, Nov, 2007
Guest Lecture, UC Berkeley, Drawing I, Berkeley, CA, Nov 2007
Guest Lecture, UC Berkeley, Painting II, Berkeley, CA Dec 2006
Guest Lecture, UC Berkley, Art 8, Berkeley, CA, November, 2006
Guest Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres, San Francisco, CA Oct, 2006
Panel Discussion, moderated by Kenneth Baker, Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, August 2006
Artist Talk, Berkeley Art Museum, Flaming Sword of Truth, Berkeley, CA, May 2006
Artist Talk, The Lab, The Man Box and Beyond, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006
Lecture, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, (LKV) Trondheim, Norway, July 2005
Artist Talk, Kala Arts Institute, You Are Here, Berkeley, CA Feb, 2005


Curatorial Board, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, May 2011 to present
Art Publishing Now, Advisory Board, and Summit Committee Coordinator, Soex, San Francisco, CA May-Oct 2010
President, board of directors, Out of Site, the center for art and architecture, San Francisco, CA 2004-2008
Curatorial committee, Winterfest Art Auction for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 2002-2009