influences & favorites
Andy Warhol almost everyone says this but it is true I could watch his films over and over and over they are my favorite works of art. Truly incredible.
Other favorites old and new would include
Evan Holloway, Thomas Hirschorn, The Decline of Western Civilization
, Patti Smith, John Waters, my new favorite book Beyond Craft:The Art Fabric,
David Cronenberg, Christian Jankowski, David Wajnarowicz and Dead Moon.
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
2006 Faustus’s Children, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles
2004 Peacehead, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 Valley Girl, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
Selected group exhibitions
2006 From Baja to Bar Harbor: Transnational Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland , ME
2005/06 The Backroom, curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle, Renaud Proch, Los Angeles CA and New Langton Arts, San Francisco,CA
Summer Show, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
Valley Girl, White Columns, New York
Peacehead, Art in General, New York
2004 Version, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
2003/04 Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art (“B2V”), traveling to the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Vancouver Art Gallery, and CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco
2003 The World’s A Mess It’s In My Kiss, Debs & Co, New York
2002 Play it as it Lays, London Institute of Contemporary Art, London
LA Freewaves: TV or not TV, Los Angeles
2001 Performances, Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
Video Projects, Nikolai Wallnner, Copenhagen
1998 HMO SUV IPO, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles
Tri-Annuale (Part 1): Pinwheel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
2007 Valley Girl, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Remakes Film Series
2006 Valley Girl, New York Underground Film Festival, Festival Choice Award
Valley Girl, Chicago Underground Film Festival
Valley Girl, Almo Drafthouse, Austin Texas
2003 Valley Girl, Mixture Contemporary, Houston
Brooks, Amra,“Faustus’s Children”, Artforum, January 2007
Balaschak, Chris “Michele O'Marah”, Frieze, January 2007
Taft, Catherine “Faustus’s Children”, Artreview, January 2007
Knight, Christopher, “Faustus’s Children”, Los Angeles Times, November 2006
“The Future Greats”, Artreview, December 2005
Kite, Kristina, “The Backroom”, Critics Picks, artforum.com, October 2005
Holte, Michael Ned. “Michele O’Marah,” Critics Picks, artforum.com, December 2004.
Goldsmith,Meredith. “Version”, Art Papers, Jan/Feb. 2004
Bing, Alison. “Version,” SFGate.com, October 2004.
Helsand, Glen. “Baja to Vancouver,” Artforum, December 2003.
Nataraj, Nirmala. “Version: Aping Popular Culture,” sfstation.com, October 2004
Hainley, Bruce. “Bruce Hainley: Best of 2002,” Artforum, December 2002.
Blanford, Richard. “Play It As It Lays,” frieze, September 2002.
Campbell, Clayton. “Michele O’Marah,” Flash Art, October 2002.
Hainley, Bruce. “Michele O’Marah,” Artforum, October 2002.
Perchuk, Andrew. “Michele O’Marah,” Critics Picks, artforum.com, August 2002.
Strange, Frederick. “For Those About to Rock,” Bibel Magazine, 1999
Kellner, Amy. “For Those About to Rock: The Videos of Michele O’Marah,” Index Magazine, 1997.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles