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Tobias Tovera

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Hydra5x5
Hydra II, 2007 Acrylic, Pigment on Gessoed Board 60 X 60 In. © Tobias Tovera
Vulcanii5x5
Vulcan II, 2007 Acrylic Pigment on Gessoed Wood 48 X 48 In. © Tobias Tovera
Tovera-aether_ovulum_1
Aether Ovulum, 2009 Pigment on Panel 48" X 48"
Tovera-innerspace_1
Inner Space, 2009 Pigment on Panel 72" X 72"
Tovera-outer_space
Outer Space, 2009 Pigment on Panel 72" X 72"
Tovera-return
Return Movement, 2009 Pigment on Panel 60" X 60"
Tovera-unfolding_silence
Deepening Undercurrent, 2009 Pigment on Panel 60" X 60"
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© Courtesy of the Artist and 111 Minna Gallery
Quick Facts
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ART NOW FAIR, ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH ARTIST

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

Bibliography:

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)

Education:

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

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