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Marshall Astor

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Avian Flu Awareness Project, December 2005 Performance/installation Dimensions Variable
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Avian Flu Awareness Project, April 2006 Installation/performance Dimensions Variable
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Avian Flu Awareness Project, Devember 2005 Acrylic Paint on Wall Dimensions Variable
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Eat of These and Live According to the Laws of Statistical Averages, November 2005 Whoppers, IKEA Shelf Dimensions Variable
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No Fate (picnic table detail), September 2006 Picnic Table, Knives 3' X 4' X 6'
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No Fate (detail), September 2005 Acrylic on MDF Board 16' X 8'
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No Fate (exterior view), September 2005 Mixed Media Installation Variable
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No Fate (throne detail), Spetember 2005 Installation/performance Variable
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The Cube, 1999 White Bronze
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The Cube, 1999 White Bronze, Aluminum
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Year of the Comet, 2008 Installation Dimensions Variable
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Equally God and Equally Satan, 2008 Installation Dimensions Variable
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Post-Post-Apocalypse - Ruins Performance with Edith Abeyta - Solo on Bike, December 4, 2008 Performance/installation Dimensions Variable
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Post-Post-Apoicalypse Mayan Calendar Riff, 2008 Housepaint, Wall Dimensions Variable
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Mayan Calendar Riff, 2008 Housepaint, Wall Dimensions Variable
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Ruins, December 4, 2008 Performance Dimensions Variable
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Ruins, December 4, 2008 Performance Dimensions Variable
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Ruins, December 4, 2008 Performance Dimensions Variable
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Ruins, 2008 Installation Dimensions Variable
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Post-Post-Apocalypse House, 2008-2009 Installation 10' X 24' X 10'
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Post-Post-Apocalypse House, 2008-2009 Installation Variable
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Post-Post-Apocalypse House, 2008-2009 Installation Variable
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Post-Post-Apocalypse: Civilization - Marshall Preparing Okonomiyaki, January 17, 2009 © Sojung Kwon
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Edith Abeyta Silkscreening Shirts, January 17, 2009
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Ragnarok Supply - Shadow Detail, 2009 Polyester Resin, Nylon, Pearlescent Powder Pigment, Acrylic Paint 10'x22'x12'
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Ragnarok Supply, 2009 Installation Dimensions Variable
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Ragnarok Supply, 2009 Installation Dimensions Variable
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Portrait of An Eye, February, 2013 Site Specific Installation
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Torrance, CA
Birth year
1978
Lives in
San Pedro
Works in
San Pedro
Tags
installation-artist, curator, artist, installation
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jan, 2017
Man Up! Masculinity in Question
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Statement

As an artist, I envision and realize installation and sculptural projects with performative, site specific and/or interactive aspects on a regular basis. My work is mainly concerned with the aesthetics and informational phenomena that surrounds both real and pop-cultural apocalyptic or pandemic events, particularly the iconography and/or mythology of those events. I am focused on these events because of their transformative properties, as I am deeply interested in the intimacy of personal transformation and the shared experience of societal transformation.  I have exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Thailand.

In addition to my work as an artist, I am the Visual Arts Director for the Angels Gate Cultural Center, overseeing all of the Center's visual arts programming and the Studio Artist Program, where 50 professional artists work in below-market-rate studios. At the Center I have re-invigorated the exhibitions program, re-integrating the Center's programs into the larger community of Southern California and making the Center a destination for both serious artists and art viewers.

As a curator, organizer and gallery director, I have over 200 exhibitions under my belt. My primary focus is on generating opportunities for the exhibition, commissioning and creation of new works by emerging artists, particularly in the areas of installation, site-specific and interactive/performative projects. At Angels Gate, I have realized several international projects, bringing artists from Czech Republic, Macedonia and Thailand to work and exhibit at the Center, and the shipping container-based installation festival, FR8.

I have served as a curator and consultant for public art projects in the Harbor Area and as a juror and panelist for many institutions, most recently as a panelist for the California Arts Council's Emerging Artist Fellowship.

In addition to my work at Angels Gate Cultural Center, from 2002 - 2006, I was the owner/director of Walled City a gallery/project space focused on installation art, street art and experimental projects.

My exhibitions, projects and work have been featured, previewed and/or reviewed in the LA Weekly, LA Times, Artweek, Artscene, Fiberarts, Long Beach Press Telegram, Coagula, The District, Random Lengths, The Daily Breeze as well as numerous websites, blogs and smaller publications.