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Tobias Tovera

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Born:  California

Resides:  California

In my artwork, I am interested in discovering transmuted spaces, places where energy shifts, changes, or renews itself. Through an exploration of the interstices between opposing elements, such as nature and artifice or chaos and order, I wish to explore entropic systems where healing may occur. I want my audience to be left with question and confronted by a raw sense of what it means to be human.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2005, The Medicine of Space, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, California

2003, New Work, Akimbo Gallery, Sacramento, California

2001, Substance, North Gallery, Oakland, California

2000, Deliverance, Ortiz Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999, Soul Impressions, California College of Arts and Crafts, Tecoah and Thomas Galleries, San Francisco, California

1999, Façade, Installation and Performance, Midtown Mosaic, Sacramento, California

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2006, Raw Egg, Videography / Performance - Nature Theatre, Yugen Presents, San Francisco, California

2006, Moksha, Videography / Performance - Nature Theatre, The Milk Bar International Film Festival, Oakland, California

2006, Breaking Point, Videography / Performance - Nature Theatre, SOMarts, San Francisco, California

2005, Nova Express, Videography - Nature Theatre, Counterpulse, San Francisco, California

2004, How Can You Resist, 9th Biennial Festival of New Media, presented by LA Freewaves

2004, Uncharted Terrain, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

2004, 3rd Annual Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon, California

2002, Delirium, A Symposium of Film and Video Art, W Hotel, San Francisco, California


2005, The Medicine of Space, Leigh Markopoulos, Catalog Review, (Nov.27 p.1-2)

2002, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Dolcinea Gonzales, Art, (Oct.23-30 p. 86)

2001, The Oakland Tribune, Frosene Philips, Art and Entertainment, (Sept.9-10 p.34)

2000, SF Weekly, Anne Marie Mastandrea, San Francisco Art Review (Mar.20-25, p.104)


BFA, Sculpture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, May 2001.

Interior Architecture, San Diego Design Institute, San Diego, California, 1997-1999

Painting & Art History, American River College, Sacramento, California, 1995-1997

Selected Collections:

Dalton Robertson & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Mirsada Kurtovic, San Francisco, CA

Mike Swager, Sacramento, CA

Markus Hawkins, San Francisco, CA

Lorraine Blanco, Sacramento, CA

Amber Brewer, Sacramento, CA

Charles Mcnair, New York, NY

Recent Exhibits

Tobias Tovera participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 Bang!
Bass & Reiner Gallery
Feb, 2014 40 & Under
Elliott Fouts Gallery
Aug, 2013 Life Forms
111 Minna Gallery
Mar, 2013 2013 Spring Open Studios
Art Explosion Studios - 17th Street
Mar, 2013 Root Division Presents: Permutation Unfolding
Root Division
Oct, 2012 Root Division’s 11th Annual Art Auction
Root Division
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