Laura Boles Faw

EDUCATION

2010    San Francisco Art Institute, MFA

1997    The University of the South, Sewanee, BA (Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Art History)

1996    British Studies at Oxford, Oxford, England

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018    Autotomy, Project Space, Boston, MA.** 

            á Dieu, Consul General de France with re.riddle, San Francisco, CA.** 

2017    Laura Boles Faw and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, [ 2ndfloor projects ], San Francisco.

            Correspondence, Ross Alley, San Francisco. Organized by the Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco.**

2016    Gum Heads, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Cathy Fairbanks.

2015    Resonant Forms, MAX Occupancy, San Francisco, CA.

            Mount Farallon, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, CA.*

2013    We are the field, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, CA.*

2012    Far Along, Part 1, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.*

2011    About the Thing and the Thing Itself, Pop Up Art House, Las Vegas, NV.*

2010    Propped Up: A Tale of No (Non)Sense, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            A Love Story, THE ONE, www.paperwasterpress.com/THE_ONE

2008    Perceptions, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Altered, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA. Curated by OFFSpace.*

2017    The Second LongLi International New Media Art Season, LongLi China. (Permanent Public Artwork)

            Dorothy Saxe Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

            New Urban Legend: Resistance of Space, 41 Ross (Chinese Culture Center), San Francisco.  Curated by Ziying Duan and Abby

            Chen.

            28 Day Cycle, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA. Curated by Pamela Belknap and Ingrid Wells.

2016    Pulling Threads, Root Division, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Victoria Heilweil.

            Palette, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Kelly Inouye, Lisa Solomon, and Theodora Mauro.

2015    The Pleasure Principle, Heavy Breathing #3 with Bonanza and DJ8ulentina, Real Time and Space, Oakland, CA.

            Kala Artists Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

2014    Everybody’s Ocean, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA.*

            Kala Annual Artists Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

            On View, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

            Wabi Sabi, Alterspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  Curated by MicroClimate Collective.

2013    Concentrate, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  Curated by Hesse McGraw.*

            Found: White Paper, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA.

            Collaboration: Dress for this, published by Bonanza and n/a Gallery.*

            Some Fine Women, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV.

2012    Shifting Margins, Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA.  Curated by OFF Space.*

            Source/Re:Source, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Salon Show, Pop Up Art House, Las Vegas, NV.

2011    Strength in Numbers, SCOPE Miami, Miami, FL.*

2010    I-Object, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA, curated by Clark Buckner.

            Vernissage, SFAI MFA Thesis Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

            Performology and Actionalization, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            ap-art-ment: The Domestic-Garde, San Franisco, CA.*

            An Impromptu Salon, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2009    Between the Sheets, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco, CA.

            Day of the Thread, Pueblo Nuevo Gallery, Berkeley, CA, curated by Patricia Augsburger.

            Inside/Out, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco, CA, curated by Mimi Moncier.

            A Matter of Course, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.*

            Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Locality, Mission Arts Center, San Francisco, CA.

            To Here Knows When, Untitled Gallery, Sausalito, CA, curated by Kara Q. Smith.

            Collide, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2008    Geography of Conflict, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Transformations, Clara Street Projects, San Francisco, CA.

            Shelters: Part I and II, Cohen Alley and Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco, CA, curated by   Mildred Howard.

2007    I.O.U., Mission 17, San Francisco, CA, curated by Clark Buckner, Jeannene Pryzblyski, Elaine Santos, and Meg Shiffler.

            Generation Complacent, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Another Country, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, curated by Allan deSouza, Paul Klein, Tammy Ko Robinson, Laura

            Swanson, and Benjamin Miller-Rios.

            Terra Cognita, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Artists in Residence, The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.

            SFAI Now, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA.

            Museum Intervention, The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.

            Get Out of Jail Free, Visual Aid (LGBT Center), San Francisco, CA.

2006    Big Deal 13, Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA.

            Finding the Spot, G Spot Studios, San Francisco, CA.

            The 100 Show, ARTsf, San Francisco, CA.

            Spring Show, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

2005    Artist Books, Arion Press, San Francisco, CA.

            The Postcard Show, The Lab, San Francisco, CA.

            19th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA.    Juried by Marianne Lambert.

            Mona Lisa Postcard Project, Works, San Jose, CA.

2004    (Un)Silent Night, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

            Pin-Up Show, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA.

            Live Art, Space 301, Mobile, AL, curated by Wanda Sullivan.

2003    Small Sketches, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Marianne Lambert.

2002    Pin-Up Show, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA.

2001    Holiday Show, Studio B and Fishbone Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

            National Juried Art Exhibition, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA.

2000    Annual Juried Student Exhibition, The School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, juried by Lisa  

            Tuttle and Barbara Schreiber.

1999    Triple Play, The School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

            Dismantling Signs, The School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

CURATORIAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2009-Present   Collaboration with Cathy Fairbanks (all exhibitions above marked with an *)

2011    Over My Dead Body. Co-curated with Hava Liberman, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.

2009    A Matter of Course.  Co-curated with Cathy Fairbanks, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Titanic Piano.  Co-curated with Nancy de Y. Elkus, MoPA.

            The Pistils, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco, CA.

SELECTED WRITING/PUBLICATIONS

2016    Critical essay for Fragile, Italian Cultural Institute and Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco.  

             http://www.mappingthecity.org/critical-essay.html                   

2014    Catalogue essay for Summer Lee: Into the Nearness of Distance, Chinese Culture Center, San

            Francisco.  http://www.c-c-c.org/summer-lee-coming-this-july/

2013    Review of H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. at Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito. http://studio110projects.com/happiness

            Some Type of Way, Published by Bonanza and n/a gallery.

2011    Collaboration as Social Praxis, Over My Dead Body, Root Division, San Francisco:

            http://o-m-d-b.blogspot.com/2011/08/collaboration-as-social-praxis.html                

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017    Anita Katz. “New Urban Legend: Exhibit Tackles Social Issues.”  S.F. Examiner, 8 June 2017.

            Sarah Hotchkiss. “Something for Everyone in a Summer of Bay Area Visual Art.”  KQED Arts, 7 June 2017.

2011    Danielle Kelly. “Sensuous Now,” Las Vegas Weekly, November.

            “Year in Review,” Las Vegas Weekly, December.

2010    Jarrett Earnest. “The Domestic Garde: ap-art-ment,” Talking Cure Quarterly, Summer.

2009    “Titanic Piano,” MoPA, November.

            “I.O.U,” Mission 17 Publications, February.

            “Mission 17: 2004-2009” Mission 17 Publications, July.

2008    “Another Country,” catalogue.

            “Shelters: Part I and II,” Lulu Press, June.

2007    Artweek.  “Spring Open Studios Preview,” April.

2006    Charles Mackay, “The Tulipomania.”  The Arion Press. 

1999    The GSU Review.  Georgia State University.

VISITING ARTIST/LECTURE

2016    Artist Selection Committee, Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Project.

            Pulling Threads Panel Discussion, Moderated by Anastasia James, Root Division.

2015    Graduate Review Committee, San Francisco Art Institute, Summer and Fall.

2013    Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Conceptual Cartography in Print, San Francisco Art Institute.

            Panel Member, SFAI Concentrate, San Francisco Art Institute

            Lecturer, Collaboration and Collage, San Francisco Art Institute.

            Visiting Artist, Structural Drawing/Design Visualization, San Francisco Art Institute.

            Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Conceptual Cartography.  California College of the Arts Graduate Design Program.

            Panel Member, Art Worlds: History, Theory and Practice.  San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Program.

2012    Visiting Artist/Lecturer, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. 

2010    Visiting Artist/Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Practice.

AWARDS/ HONORS/ RESIDENCIES

2017    California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities Grant Recipient with the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco.

            Artist in Residence, Second LongLi International New Media Arts Season, LongLi, China.

2014    Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Oakland

2013    LOOP Arts Residency Recipient, Oakland*

2012    SFMoMA SECA Art Award Nominee, San Francisco

2011    2011-2012 Prequalified Artist Pool, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco.

            Finalist for Commons Curatorial Residency, SOMArts, San Francisco.*

2010    Sculpture Fellowship.  San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco.

2010    Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute.

1997    Art Department Award.  The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

            Honors in Art History.  The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

TEACHING

Lecturer, Sculpture Department, San Francisco Art Institute

(January 2012- May 2018)

 

 

*Collaborations with Cathy Fairbanks.

**Collaborations with Summer Lee.