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Louisa Van Leer

 

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Education:

2006

MFA California Institute of the Arts

2006

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1991

BFA Rhode Island School of Design

1991

BARCH Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Art Exhibitions:

2009

L.A. Baroque, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA, March

2006

Looking at You Looking At Me, L-Shape Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA

2005

Paper Landscapes, Mint Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Public Art / Non-Gallery Exhibitions:

2008

SLAB: Old LA Zoo, a one day public art event/group exhibition held in the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Commissioned by Slab Projects, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2008

 

Urban Road Trip: Los Angeles, a four part public intervention/exhibition/collaboration taking place in a 1974 Dodge R.V.. A joint project with Karla Diaz, commissioned by Art2102, Los Angeles, CA, June 08 thru 09

 

Highland Park Flag, an outdoor installation for Intersection 2008, commissioned by Outpost for Contemporary Art & Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, June, 2008

2005

Blue, an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the City of Santa Clarita, CA. Newhall Art Walk, October, 2005

Group Art Exhibitions:

2009

"Garbage Conditioned," Performance Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March

 

Various Homages to Ed Ruscha Glenn Horowitz Booksellers & Gallery, East Hampton, NY, March

2008

Paris Photo 08 Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre Florence Loewy Books by Artists, Paris, France, November

 

My Solo Show Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA, November

 

Group Show Open Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July

 

Indecipherable, Coma Space, Los Angeles, CA, May

 

Photo Fictions, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA, April

2007

In the Viewing Room, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, September

 

Internal Mechanisms, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA, August

 

Criteria, Schalter Gallery/Galeria Perdida, Berlin, Germany, July

 

(Tender) Assembly, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA, March

 

Modular: New Art from Los Angeles, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, January

2006

LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, September

 

Fair Exchange: Utopia, LA County Fair, Millard Sheets Gallery,Pomona, CA, September.

 

Collisions & Pileups: CalArts MFA Show, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA, July

 

Supersonic, Barnsdall Municipal Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, June

 

Transfeminator, Gallery A401, CalArts, Valencia, CA, May

 

Mapping, Viralnet.net online art journal, Tom Leeser, Editor, Spring

2005

Blam!, Little Tokyo Los Angeles, California, December

 

Middle Residency Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA, October

 

Emergent: New Directions in Sustainable Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Sept.

 

Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Curators: James Elaine Barbara Gilbert, Los Angeles, CA, July

 

Interchange 3, Gallery 825, Curator: D. Jean Hester, Los Angeles, CA, June

 

Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Curator: Chris Basset, Richmond, VA

2004

12x6x5, Marshall Project, San Francisco, CA

 

Show Cave LBC, SWYS Gallery, Curator: Show Cave Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2003

17+, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

 

Petchitecture, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA

2002

Bay Area Young Architects, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA

 

Open Studio Show, SomArts, San Francisco, CA

2001

Link, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

Artist Books:

2006

Louisa Van Leer, "Fifteen Pornography Companies," 20 pages, black & white offset printing, 5in x 8in, Edition of 500

Bibliography:

2009

Jeremy Sanders, "Various Homages to Ed Ruscha," (exhibition catalogue) Glenn Horowitz Booksellers & Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 24 pages, color image

2007

Dana Turkovic, "Modular: New Art from Los Angeles,"(exhibition catalogue) essay with multiple color images incl. cover

 

Paul Krainak, "Modular: New Art from Los Angeles,"Art Papers, July-August

 

David Bonetti, “White Flag Unveils LA Creativity” St. Louis Dispatch, Jan 14

2006

Irene Tsatsos, "Fair Exchange" (exhibition catalogue), Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA, p67, color image

 

Tom Christie, “Afterschool Art” LA Weekly, Sept. 8, 2006

 

Matias Viegener, Essay, Viral net.net, May, 2006

 

USC, "Expanding the Visual Field" graduate symposium, Los Angeles, Mar. 4, 2006

2005

University of Chicago, "Cities" Chicago Art Journal Vol. 15, Chicago, IL p60-63, essay and b+w photos

 

Kristopher Daams, "Art Poses as Sign as ’Blue‘ Makes Debut," The Signal, Oct. 14, 2005

2003

Lindsey Westbrook, "Critic's Choice: 17+" San Francisco Bay Guardian, Oct. 26, 2003

2002

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, "Road Trip Provisions," Blackbook Magazine, Summer 2002

Awards and Grants:

2005 - 6

Joan Simon Menkes Scholarship in Art, California Institute of the Arts

2006

Dean's Fund Grant, CalArts, February

2005

Ahmanson Project Grant, CalArts, November

 

Dean's Fund Grant, CalArts, November

1989

NEA Grant, International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado