Penumbra Artist Series
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 7:00PM
Rodrigo Valenzuela (b. 1982, Santiago, Chile) lives and works in Los Angeles, where he teaches at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. Recent solo exhibitions include Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA (2018); Portland Art Museum, OR (2017); McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC (2017); Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita (2016); and Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2015). Group exhibitions include the Kitchen, New York (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2018); Drawing Center, New York (2017); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2016); Tacoma Art Museum (2016); and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2016). He received a Core Program fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and his recent residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2017), an Art Matters grant (2016), the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award (2014), the Texas Contemporary Award (2014), and a University of California Institute for Research in the Arts grant (2013).
Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 | 7:00PM
Richard T. Walker
Richard T. Walker’s videos, photographic works, sculptural installations and performances take solitude, human nature and dialogue as their subjects. Focusing on the experience of our surrounding environments, his works highlight clashes between innate desire, cultural interpretation and the reality of lived experience. Selected solo exhibitions include; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; di Rosa, Napa, California; The Contemporary Austin; ASU Museum, Tempe, Arizona; James Cohan Gallery, New York; Carroll/Fletcher, London; Angels Barcelona; Spike Island, Bristol; Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica; and Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis. Richard was has shown in multiple group and 2 person exhibitions at venues including; CAPITAL, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Times Museum, Guangzhou; Museum of Modern Art, Rio De jenero; Kulturhuset Stockholm; Witte De With Rotterdam and K21 in Dusseldorf. He received an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London (2005) and is currently based in San Francisco. He has been a recipient of the fellowship at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley California and received an Artadia Award in 2009. He was an Irvine Fellow at the Montalvo Art Center and has been a resident at The Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2017 he was awarded a Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship Grant.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 7:00PM
Odette England received an MFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012and a PhD in Art & Art History from the Australian National University in 2018. England’s work has shown nationally and internationally in more than 85 exhibitions. Venues include: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, NM), Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, IN), Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), Perth Center for Photography (Perth, Western Australia), MacDonald Stewart Art Center, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). England has been published in American Photo, Photograph, The Brooklyn Rail, Photo District News, Hotshoe International, the British Journal of Photography and Australian Art Monthly, among others. Awards England has received include the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Award (UK winner, twice) and the CENTER Project Launch Award. England is also a recipient of The Print Center Honorary Council Award for Excellence (2018). Recent artist residencies include the prestigious invitation-only Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida (2018). England is represented in the US (east coast) by Klompching Gallery.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 7:00PM
Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Each photograph is Unique, ranging in size from 100" x 100" to 8" x 8".
Liz earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen's works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The Financial Times, The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times, LensCulture, FOAM magazine, and ArtSlant among others.
Liz is represented by Danziger Gallery in New York, SOCO Gallery in North Carolina, Horizont Gallery in Budapest, Black Box Projects in London, and NextLevel Galerie in Paris.
Friday, November 19th, 2019 | 7:00PM
Dru Donovan received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2009. Donovan’s work has shown nationally and internationally at venues including the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum, the 2019 Portland Biennial, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Donovan’s photographs have been published in Aperture Magazine, Blind Spot, Picture Magazine, and Matte Magazine. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011-2012 she participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace studio residency. Awards received include the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship in 2015 and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2016. Donovan currently teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she lives and works.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 7:00PM
Mark Steinmetz is a photographer who resides in Athens, Georgia (USA). He has published several books with the Nazraeli Press (Paso Robles, CA): South Central, South East, Greater Atlanta, Summertime, Italia, The Ancient Tigers of my Neighborhood, Paris in my time, The Players, and a three volume set, Angel City West. Stanley/Barker (London) has published 15 Miles to K-ville, and Past K-ville. Summer Camp (Nazraeli) and Carnival (Stanley/Barker) are due out later this year. Steinmetz’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. He has taught photography at Harvard University, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University, and The University of Hartford MFA Program. Steinmetz is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. Steinmetz had one-person shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans) in 2015, and at the Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York) and Lothringer13 Halle (Munich) in 2017. His work on the Atlanta airport, Terminus, was shown at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) in the spring of 2018, and he had a one-person show at Fotohof in Salzburg, Austria in early 2019. Mark Steinmetz is co-director of The Humid, a photographic workshop and gathering space, with his wife, Irina Rozovksy. He is represented by Claxton Projects in Brooklyn.
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