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AMANDA CURRERI
C.V.
DBSP
Occupy the Empty
Make New Friends
Color & Color
Joe's Biscotti Recipe
Live & Direct
Aire Especial
You ROYGBIV Me
Drawings e-mail me





 

AMANDA CURRERI


EDUCATION

MFA, Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA  2007

BFA, Painting, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  2000

BA, Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA  2000


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013   The Aunque, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2010   Occupy the Empty, Romer Young Gallery (formerly Ping Pong Gallery), San Francisco, CA

2007    Make New Friends, Romer Young Gallery (formerly Ping Pong Gallery), San Francisco, CA 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS/EVENTS

2012   Jean Genet in the Aunque, Performative reading with props and collaborators, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

           Jean Genet in the AunquePerformative reading with props and collaborators, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco State University, Oakland, CA

           Remixed Messages, Visual Aids at Transformer Gallery, Washington D.C.

           Dramatic Chromatic, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

2011   International Incheon Women's Biennale, Incheon, Korea

           Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, LaMaMa Galleria, New York, NY

           Living Room Show, Park Life, San Francisco, CA

           Over My Dead Body, Root Division, San Francisco, CA (four-person collaboration)

          6/6/6: 6 Artists, 6 Cities, 6 Connections; Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA; Linda Durham Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM;

                      Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL; Popp's Packing, Detroit, MI; Pterodactyl Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Gallery 37-A, Portland, ME

                     (traveling group exhibition)

2010   Shadowshop, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (invited by Stephanie Syjuco to be a participating artist)

           Coil Contract Project, with William Brovelli and Horse Trader Curatorial Projects, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

           Body Signs, Keys that Fit Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009   Unfortunate Monument, ATA Window Gallery, San Francisco, CA (multimedia window installation)

Three Pieces, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY

Brooklyn Utopias?, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

Involved, Socially, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Aire Especial para Batir Records, Windows Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

The Funnies, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME

2008    You ROYGBIV Me, Tartine, San Francisco, CA (two-person collaborative exhibition)

            What You See Galore, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007     Plus One, M1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Make New Friends, Korea, Seoul, Korea (T-shirt Exchange Action in Hongdae district, August 2007)

            Artists Go Lightly, Temporary Autonomous Museum, San Francisco, CA (fundraiser for San Francisco Tenants Union)

            ReArt, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried by Paul Fresina, Christina La Sala, and Steven Wolf)

            MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

            Surprise, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

            Us and Them, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fab Gallery, Richmond, VA (curated by Linda Geary)

2006     Small Works, Gallery 402, OIA, group show, New York, NY

            Opening, Drawing Room, Portland, ME

2003     10th Annual Juried Show, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA; juried by Jock Reynolds, Director, Yale University Art Gallery

            Overhung, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA

2001     Nostalgia, Urban Etc.in conjunction with P.S.1, Long Island City, New York

2000     SMFA Graduating Students Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, Boston, MA

            Compelling Collected, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA juried by Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

            Winter Light, Nantucket Art Association, Nantucket, MA

            Museum of Fine Arts Staff Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1999     Fear and Loathing, The Heywood Gallery, Worcester, MA; juried by Jessica Morgan, Curator, Tate Modern

            Boit Competition and Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, Boston, MA

            Museum of Fine Arts Staff Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bigman, Alex. "Amanda Curreri's Work in Progress," East Bay Express, 29 August - 4 September 2012.

Delauney, Monique and Al Cosio. "Interview: Amanda Curreri, '3 for 3' Residency at Royal Nonesuch Gallery," Art Enthusiast, 10 August 2012.

Hotchkiss, Sarah. "3 for 3: Working Artists on Display," KQED, 25 July 2012. 

IN THE WAKE OF 2013: Incheon Women Artists' Biennale 2011, Tuning Exhibition. Exhibition Catalogue. Korea, 1 October - 30 October 2011: 138-145.

Sussman, Matt. "Pre-Occupied; Year in Visual Arts: Can the various democratizations of 2011 art trickle up?" San Francisco Bay Guardian, 20 December - 27 December 2011.

Kany, Daniel. "Art Review: A Half-Dozen Artists Connect on a Fully Enjoyable Show," The Portland Press Herald, 11 September 2011.

Schroeder, Nicholas. "Show Based on Structure, Not Theme, at Gallery 37-A," Portland Phoenix, 24 August 2011.

Silberman, Seth Clark. "Learning to Read Mixed Messages for Visual AIDS," The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, no. 39, Summer 2011: 17-18.

Wong Yap, Christine. "Portrait of an Artist, Wily and Engaged," Art Practical, 2.16, 2011.

McGraw, Kate. "Lines of Connectivity," Santa Fe Journal, 11 February 2011: S4-S5.

Molla, Rani. "More or Less," Santa Fe Reporter, 16 February - 22 February 2011: 29-30.

Art Practical Editors. "In and Out of Context," Art Practical, 2.11, 2011.

Sussman, Matt. "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1 December - 8 December 2010.

Sussman, Matt. "GOLDIES 2010: Amanda Curreri," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 3 November - 9 November 2010: 25.

Helfand, Glen. "Konsten inför rätta," Riksutstalliningar, (Swedish Traveling Exhibitions Magazine) 2010.

Sussman, Matt. "The People's Court," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 30 June - 6 July 2010: 26.

Lozano, Elysa. "Occupy the Empty," ArtPractical 18, 2010.

Bamberger, Alan. ArtBusiness.com, 11 June 2010.

Neidl, Phoebe. "Brooklyn Utopias? Artists Explore a 'Perfect' Borough at the Brooklyn Historical Society," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 6 October 2009.

Messer, Ari.  "Involved Socially: Artists Meld Life and Art," San Francisco Chronicle, 20 August 2009: F-11.

Meeker, Cheryl.  "WEST COAST, Friday, August 21, 2009," Stretcher.org, 21 August 2009.

Greenleaf, Ken. "Easy on the Eyes," Portland Phoenix, 26 February 2009: 13.

Goldberg, Max. "You ROYGBIV Me," Flavorpill, February 2008.

Kluth, Mary Anne. "WEST COAST, Tuesday, March 18, 2008," Stretcher.org, March 2008.

Helfand, Glen. "Amanda Curreri at Ping Pong Gallery," ArtForum.com, September 2007.

I.A., "Amanda Curreri: Make New Friends," Flavorpill, Issue #283, September 2007.

Diaz, Karla. "A Tour of San Francisco and Oakland," FlashArt online, October 2007.

Bamberger, Alan. ArtBusiness.com, 7 September 2007.

Vogel, Traci. "Queen's Nail Annex hires Tony Labat for a 'BULK' Perpetual Art Opening," SF Weekly, 7-14 November 2007.


AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2012

Artist in Residence, August, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

SECA Award Nominee, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2010    

Goldie Award Recipient, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, CA

SECA Award Nominee, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2009    

Joan Mitchell Foundation Full Fellowship and Stipend Recipient, OxBow Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI  


CURATORIAL/PUBLISHING 

2013

Supra Natural, Curator/Program Director, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Berkeley, CA

2012

In Formation, Curator/Program Director, Berkeley Central Arts Passage Exhibitions Program, Berkeley, CA; inaugural exhibition in triannual series

Color & Color #3 (Red & Green), 56 pp., 7x7", Spring 2012, co-editor with Erik Scollon

2011

Interim Gallery Director, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; launched four exhibitions with public programming

2010

Color & Color #2 (Black & White), 98 pp., 8x5", Winter 2010, co-editor with Erik Scollon

Color & Color #1 (Yellow & Purple), 45 pp., 7x7", Spring 2010, co-editor with Erik Scollon

2009

Live & Direct, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA; curator

Color & Color #0 (Orange & Blue), 62 pp., 7x7", Winter 2009; co-editor, inaugural issue of artist publication

2007

Plus One, M1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005

Now, MoreLess Projects, Monterey, CA; curator

Distance Art, MoreLess Projects, Monterey, CA; curator

2004

MoreLess Projects Presents, MoreLess Projects, Monterey, CA; curator


TEACHING/LECTURES

2013

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Drawing Fundamentals, Instructor

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Watercolor: Inside & Out, Instructor

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Alumni-Student Mentorship Program, Spring 2013

2012

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Visiting Artist and Critiques for Second-Year Painting Seminar, Fall 2012

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Guest Artist, Exhibition-based project with BFA students, Fall 2012

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Visiting Artist /Reviewer, Fall 2012

Mills College, Oakland, CA. Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques for Advanced Painting BFA students, Spring 2012

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. Visiting Artist Critiques for Advanced Sculpture BFA students, Spring 2012

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Watercolor: Inside & Out, Instructor

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Drawing Fundamentals, Instructor

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Painting with Color Intensive, Instructor

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Alumni-Student Mentorship Program, Spring 2012

2011   

Incheon International Women's Biennale, Panel Discussion with exhibition curators and artists, Incheon, Korea. Panelist

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Panel Discussion presented by Art Practical, Los Angeles, CA. Panelist

Mills College, Oakland, CA. Visiting Artist Lecture

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Watercolor: Inside & Out, Instructor

University of California Art Studio, Berkeley, CA. Drawing Fundamentals, Instructor

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Visiting Artist /Reviewer

2010   

San Francisco Institute of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Visiting Artist Lecture

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.  Visiting Artist Lecture

Queen's Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA. Guest Lecturer, Fall Lecture Series (coordinated by Julio Cesar Morales and Pablo Guardiola)

2007   

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.  Graduate Teaching Fellowship

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Visiting Artist /Reviewer

2003   

Japanese Ministry of Education, JET Program, Iwate-ken, JAPAN.  High school English language teacher, art teacher, adult English tutor, and cultural exchange lecturer for local governments and organizations.

2000   

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.  Art and art history teacher 

Tufts University, Medford, MA.  Guest speaker on 'civil disobedience' for Peace and Justice Department lecture series.

Simmons College, Boston, MA.  Visiting Lecturer, "Activist Art," Women in Activism Conference


EDITORIAL

"Made in Mexico," Art New England, March/April 2004: 30; ICA Boston exhibition review

"Shinjinrui," Art New England, August/September 2001: 14-16; feature interview with Takashi Murakami