Bio

Grants and Awards

2012 Keck Faculty Fellowship, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Art Matters Project Grant, Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY
San Diego Art Prize Emerging Artist Award, San Diego, CA
2006 2006 Grantee, Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY
2004 Houston Grant Recipient, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY
Project Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX
2002 & 2003 Eliza Randall Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2002 Sculpture Grant, Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, TX

Residencies and Fellowships

2014 Lucas Artists Residency Program, Villa Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2006 Triangle Artists Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
McColl Center for the Visual Arts, Charlotte NC
2004 Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY
Sculpture Space Residency, Utica, NY
2003 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2001 – 2003 Core Fellowship, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Selected Individual / Two-Person Exhibitions and Projects

2013 Road Movie, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA
2011 Clearing, USD, San Diego, CA
2009 Angle of Repose, Optical Project, Houston, TX
Vista, Luis de Jesus / Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
That’s All it Took (w/ Marisol Rendon), Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA
2008 – present Still, B-Home Park, Catskills, NY, curated by Matt Bua
2007 Stop. Yield. Merge (w/ Marcos ERRE Ramirez), L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA
2006 Vamp/Vampiro, Edwards Garden Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Still, Secret Gallery at Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Oh, Lonesome Me, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC
2004 Utica Speed Seduction, Sculpture Space and public locations throughout Utica, Utica, NY
Come to Find Out, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
2003 Hay Burner, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Object, Object, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA, curated by Jessica McCambly and John Oliver Lewis
Public Art Matters, Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, organized by Chris Puzio and Leslee Schaffer
We are the New Year, Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY, curated by Cara Benedetto
2012 Skowhegan Performs, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, curated by Becky Kinder
Two Kinds of Funny, Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (and traveling 9/5 – 26/13: University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL; 10/14 – 11/15/2013: Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV; 1/9 – 31/14: Atrium Gallery, School of Art, Ball State University, Location) curated by Matt Lynch
2009 – 2013 Animal Art, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA, curated by Rachel Teagle
2011 Quiet Works (a site specific installation), Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Robert Blackson
This Old House, Alpine, CA, curated by Glenna Jennings
2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Sarah Bancroft
The Ballad of the Non-Specific Object, David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio, TX, curated by Anjali Gupta
Here Not There: San Diego Art Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA curated by Lucia Sanroman
Alptraum!, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC (and traveling in 2011: Cell Project Space, London; Ausstellungsraum des Deutscher Kuenstlerbund e.V., Berlin; The Company, Los Angeles; Blank Projects, Cape Town) curated by Jay Stuckey and Marcus Sendlinger
Material & deStructure, Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Zoya Tommy
Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse, Portland State University, Portland, OR organized by Jennifer Delos Rios
2009 Social Climbing Part 1: On the Move, Luis De Jesus / Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
POST-Card, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA, curated by Brian Dick
Faculty Exhibition, Kroc Institute Gallery, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2008 Lifting, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TCU, Fort Worth, TX, curated by Gavin Morrison/Fraser Stables
Inside the Wave, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz
BioTechnique, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, curated by Philip Ross
2007 Lifting, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland, curated by Gavin Morrison/ Fraser Stables
New Contemporaries, Simay Space, Art Academy of San Diego, curated by Doug Simay
Bivouac, The Fields at Art Omi, Ghent, NY, curated by Max Goldfarb
Maker Faire (w/ Machine Project), San Mateo, CA
Armory Show (w/ Socrates Sculpture Park), New York, NY
Art LA (w/ Machine Project), Los Angeles, CA
2006 Take Me To Bed or Lose Me Forever, Volitant Gallery, Austin, TX, curated by Leona Skull-Hons
Phantom Captain, Apex Art, New York, NY, curated by Andrea Grover
Street Signs & Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Robby Herbst
Light/Sound/Action: Art and Technology, Edith Barrett Gallery, Utica College, Utica, NY
Please Love Me: Architectural Style and the Love Letter, Walker’s Point Art Center, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Santiago Cucullu
Word, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Brandon Krall
2005 Artadia @ DiverseWorks: 2004 Houston Grantee Exhibition, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Sport, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, curated by Alyson Baker
I-10: A Post-Modern Road Trip, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Scott Peveto
Long Division, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, curated by Eleanor Williams
Winter Artists in Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for the Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC
Farm to Market, Hudson Show Room, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX, curated by Kate Green
2004 The Salon Show, Axis Salon, Houston, TX, curated by Rachel Cook/Danny Yahav-Brown
Texas Prime, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, curated by Diane Barber
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Sculpture at Evergreen, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, curated by Jennifer McGregor
2003 Siting Sculpture, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX, curated by Joan Davidow
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Eric Davis
2003 Core Exhibition, Blanton Gallery, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Plugged and Haunted, Mackey Apartments, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Zlatan Vukosavljevic
2002 Core Samples, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, curated by Clint Willour
2002 Spring Sculpture Exhibition, Connemara Conservancy, Dallas, TX, curated by Amy Monier
2002 Core Exhibition, Blanton Gallery, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Round 1, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Eric Davis

Selected Bibliography

2010 CB10 (catalogue), Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Lifting (catalogue), Atopia Projects/Peacock Visual Arts/Fort Worth Contemporary Art, Northampton/Aberdeen/Fort Worth
2004 ArtPace Residencies and Exhibitions, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
2008 2007 Tiffany Awards (catalogue) Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY
Core Artists and Critics in Residence, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Ivana Mestrovic & Alyson Baker (editors) Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Betti-Sue Hertz, Inside the Wave (exhibition brochure) San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2007 Lucia Sanromán, Art Notes, San Diego Visual Arts Network, www.sdvisualarts.net
2006 Triangle International Artists’ Workshop (catalogue) Triangle Art Association, New York, NY
BioTechnique (catalogue) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, “Oh! Didn’t He Ramble,” Creative Capital Channel (website), New York, NY
Mark Allen and Jason Brown, Machine Project Almanac, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Andrea Grover, Phantom Captain, (exhibition brochure) apexart, New York, NY
2005 Amada Cruz, “Deep in the Heart of…” Artadia Houston 2004, (catalogue) Artadia, Inc., New York, NY
I-10: A Post-Modern Road Trip, (catalogue) McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Eleanor Williams, Long Division, (exhibition brochure) Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2004 Kate Green, Farm to Market, (exhibition brochure) ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Jennifer McGregor, Sculpture at Evergreen, (catalogue) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2003 Steve Ausbury, “Unheimlich Maneuvers,” 2003 Core Exhibition, (catalogue) MFA, Houston, TX
2002 Lane Relyea, interview, 2002 Core Yearbook, (catalogue) MFA, Houston, TX

Selected Press

2011 Angella d’Avignon, Kinsee Morlan, “Glenna Jennings Turns Her Home into an Exhibition Space: San Diego Artist and Curator Explores her Private Life in Public”, San Diego CityBeat, 8/10/11
Lily Simonson, “Looking at Los Angeles – The California Biennial: Collectives, Conversations and Collaborations, blog.art21.org, 1/27/11
2010 Catherine Wagley, “The California Biennial: So What Are We Going to Do?,” Daily Serving: An International Forum for the Contemporary Arts, http://dailyserving.com, 11/5/10
Jim Chute, “Allison Wiese’s Art Inconspicuously Makes You Think,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 10/23/10
Robert Pincus, “A Boisterous Exhibit Shines Spotlight on SD,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 6/13/10
2009 Robert Pincus, “Child’s Play at Children’s Museum,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA 12/6/09
Robert Pincus, “Greatness and Grandeur,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 5/21/09
2008 Jeff Ferrell, “Lifting: Theft in Art,” Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 421-2 Laura Lark, “Lifting: Theft in Art,” Glasstire, http://www.glasstire.com, 4/8/08
AnnaMaria Stephens, “Messages to the Masses,” San Diego City Beat, San Diego, CA, 4/8/08
Robert Pincus, “Social Engineering,” San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 3/23/08
2007 Mike Hotter, “Field of Dreams,” Chronogram Magazine, Hudson Valley, NY, 8/07
Katrin Merkel, “SD Art Prize Gets Simayspace,” San Diego Downtown News, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. B9, 7/07 Eve Meltzer, “Phantom Captain,” Frieze Magazine, Issue 104, 1/07
Tria Wood, “Crowdsourcing: Revealing Hidden Artists,” ArtsHouston, Houston, TX, 1/07
2006 Jeff Ward, “WORD,” ARTLIES, Houston, TX, p.100, 11/06
John Ewing, “Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing,” ARTLIES, Issue 52, Houston, TX, 11/06
Doug Harvey, “Streetsignism,” LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, 11/15/06
Lauren Cornell, “Phantom Captain,” Time Out New York, Issue 580, p.63, New York, NY, 11/9/06
Nicole Davis, “Give it a Name: ApexArt Tries to Pinpoint an Art Movement,” Downtown Express, Volume 19, Issue 22, New York, NY, 10/13/06
Dorota Biczel Nelson, “Please Love Me,” www.susceptibletoimages.com, Milwaukee, WI, 9/06
Whitney Taylor, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?,” MKE, Milwaukee, WI, 9/21/06
Teresa Cutri Heflin, “Allison Wiese: Vamp,” ARTLIES, Houston, TX, 9/06
“Corn whiskey still demonstration on Saturday in LA” www.boingboing.net/2006/02/08, 2/8/06
2005 Peter Frank, “Road Show,” Houston Magazine, P.68, Houston, TX, 5/05
Dawn Stienecker, “Long Division,” ArtsHouston, p. 31, Houston, TX, 3/05
“Jentel Goes to the Drive-In,” Alliance of Artists Communities, Vol.11, No.1, p.19, Providence, RI, 2/05
Scott Faingold, “Art by Numbers,” Houston Press, Houston, TX, 2/3/05
2004 J. Bowers, “Top Ten: The Year in Art,” Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore, MD, 12/15/04
Joshua Elzy, “Farm to Market at ArtPace,” VOA Magazine, Vol.13, No.2, p.10, 11/04
Mike Giuliano, “What a Site!,” The Towson Times, p.48, Baltimore, MD, 5/19/04
J. Bowers, “Don’t Fence Them In,” Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore, MD, 5/12/04
Glenn McNatt, “Biennial Reflects the Elegance of a Bygone Era,” Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, 5/6/04
Reggy Heinkel-Wolfe, “Siting Sculpture,” ARTLIES, Issue 41, p.78, Houston, TX, 3/04
2002 Mike Daniel, “Connemara Spring Sculpture Show,” The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 4/19/02
Bill Davenport, “Tire Iron #46: Core 2002 Exhibition,” Glasstire, http://www.glasstire.com, 4/4/02

Broadcast

2008 Rod Luck, interview on “KUSI Morning News,” KUSI Channel 9, San Diego, CA, 3/17/08
2006 Bonnie North, interview on “Lake Effect,” WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI, 12/1/06
2005 Allison Young, interview on “Front Row,” KUHF 88.7 Houston Public Radio, Houston, TX, 7/12/05
2004 Interview WKTV Channel 2 News, Utica, NY, 9/27/04
Michael Lee, interview “Come To Find Out,” on “Arts Eclectic,” KUT 90.5, Austin, TX, 6/28 – 7/2/04

Selected Publications

2010 “The Abduction of Europa,” ARTLIES, Spring 2010 Issue, Houston, TX
2006 Atopia Journal 4.99 MANIFESTO: Osaka Posters, Atopia Projects, 8/06
2004 Atopia Journal 3.66 Stone Pockets for We Barbarians, Atopia Projects, 7/04

Selected Curation

2004 We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX

Selected Lectures and Presentations

2012 Old School / Conceptual Methods, International Sculpture Conference, Chicago, IL, organized by Joshua Reiman, 10/4/12
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, 2/14/11
2010 Artist Lecture, Museum Educators, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, 11/29/10
Between Here and There: Curatorial Strategies Towards a Regional Survey, Art San Diego, 9/3/10
Transformation: Installation Symposium, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA 4/8/10
2009 The Bell Tree and Me, Critter / Studio for Urban Projects, San Francisco, CA 4/11/09
2008 Inside the Wave Panel Discussion, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, 4/1/08
2007 Technebiotics, California College of the Arts (CCA) Graduate Campus, San Francisco, CA, 11/02/07
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2/27/07
2006 Moonshine Made Easy, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA, 2/11/06
2005 What Goes Up Must Come Down (with Art Domantay), Point 8 Forum, Charlotte, NC, 3/21/05
Visiting Artist Lecture, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 3/17/05
Visiting Artist Lecture, Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Rock Hill, SC, 3/3/05
2004 Visiting Artist Lecture, Golden Artists Colors, New Berlin, NY, 8/25/04
Come to Find Out, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX, 7/14/04
Visiting Artist Lecture, Brown University, Providence, RI, 3/15/04
2002 Slide Jam, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 2/27/02
Core Fellow Panel Discussion, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 4/18/02
2000 My Pop Life: Conversation with the Common, California State at San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, 10/00

Related Professional Experience

9/07 – present Associate / Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Department of Art, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
3 – 6/07 Lecturer, Sculpture & Public Art, Department of Visual Arts, University of California at San Diego
9 – 12/05 Lecturer, Sculpture, Department of Visual Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI
2/02 – 7/04 First First-Mate & Managing Director, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
8/99 – 8/01 Public Art Program Associate, San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, San Diego, CA

Education

2000 MFA, Department of Visual Arts, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1999 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1992 BA with Honors in Visual Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI