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Derek Weisberg

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Beneath a Widowed, 2015 Ceramic And Mixed Media 34 X 30 X 19 Inches
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The Bridge is Over (installation detail), 12/10 Ceramic And Wood Vary © courtesy of the Artist and Anno Domini
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Olam Haba, 2009 Ceramic And Candles Vary
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Echoes Illuminating the Darkness XXI, 2009 Ceramic Sculpture © Derek Weisberg
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
California College of the Arts, 2005, BFA High Honors, Ceramics
Tags
mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, figurative, sculpture
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2017
2 person show
Underdonk Projects
Statement

How fleeting life is.  We are all here with a limited time and capacity.  We all exist with the knowledge that one day our last breathe will expire.  How do we operate and move though life knowing this?  With this awareness, how do we strive toward achievements and growth in all levels of our being as we and our world changes, every moment of every day? How do we move though the mud, as Beckett says, and funk of life, as Dr Cornell West calls it?  And how do we do this as elegantly, beautifully, kind, invested, and responsible as possible?  Life can be lonely, hard, complicated, and ugly.  How do we wrestle with pain, longing, dysfunction, fragility, and vulnerability? How do we find truths in the face of these hardships and realities? How do we cope with human atrocities and extreme injustice, from local and personal relationships to the grandest of scale?  Art provides a unique opportunity and experience to communicate powers beyond ourselves; it can traverse time, place, gender, race.  It has the ability to touch the core and reach the deepest places of our existence.  Through my art I attempt to tackle these questions and to kiss these truths.

 

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017 

“Knowing Autumn”, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA 

Derek Weisberg and Ivana Popov, curated by Marcos Valella and Aleta Lanier, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

 

2014

“Life Blood”, Church Boutique, Los Angeles, CA 

“ Intertidal Zone”, Goosebarnacle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Saving Face”, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY

2012

“Porcelain Promises”, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

2011

“Auroral Dreaming”, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA, 

“You Were Almost Extinct Again”, San Francisco University High, San Francisco, CA

2010

“You Were Almost Extinct Too”, Florida Atlantic University, John D. Macarthur Library Gallery, Jupiter, FL 

2009

“Mine Us One”, with James Kirkpatrick, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA

"The Moth, The Flame, and The Returning Comet" with Matt Rebholz, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

“Olam Haba The World To Come," Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, CA

“The Moth, The Flame, and the Returning Comet, part 2”, Stumble Upon Office, San Francisco, CA

2008

"Sugar and Spice and Everything's Not So Nice" with Crystal Morey, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

"Victoria Everlasting," Anno Domini, San Jose CA

2007

Two-person exhibit with Stan Welsh, 12 and Taylor Gallery, San Jose, CA

"Often Forgotten" with Mike Simpson, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, CA

2004

"Waiting Heavy," Center Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

“A New Fine Art”, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

2016

Tiki Bar, Helper Projects, NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL

Winter group show, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Time With Others, Mary Sky, Hancock, VT

Or Bust, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn NY 

NY, NY: CLAY, Clay Art Center, Portchester, NY

2015

Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Tomorrows Today, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014

“Unbreakable”, Arts Benicia gallery, Benicia CA

“G40”, Blind Whino, Washington DC

“Odins Eye”, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA

 

2013

“Mutual Friends”, Parentheses Gallery, Halifax, Canada

“Wes Smoot and the 49ers”, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA

“Subliminal Landscape”, Collective Craft in collaboration with LUNGS, New York, NY

“Possessed”, Keystone Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

“Galerie Project”, Light and Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Mis-fits”, Parentheses Gallery, Halifax, Canada

“STUMP”, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, NY, NY

“Scorsese, a tribute to the films of Martin Scorsese”, Bold Hype Gallery, NY, NY

SF Art Fair, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2012

“Pow Wow 2012”, Loft in Space, Honolulu, HI

“Self Contained”, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

“Fresh Produce”, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA

“Arts Benicia 25 year anniversary show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

“Young Blood 15 year anniversary show” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2011

“144”, Blue Five Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

“Modern Fabulists”, View Gallery, Bristol, UK

“Ink and Clay 37, Kellog Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

“Show and Tell”, Zimmer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“Outlandish”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

“Art Pad SF”, with Anno Domini Gallery, Jupiter Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Summer group show, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA

“Collab show”, Forthrite Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Made in Clay”, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

 

2010

“Things Are Expanding”, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

“The Bridge is Over”, Lopo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Monster Show 5”, Domy Books and Gallery, Austin & Houston, TX

“As They See It”, 941 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Ceramics Annual of America”, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

“Trophy Room”, Five Points Art House, San Francisco, CA

“The Travel Show”, Dalet Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Cynosure”, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

“Selections from Olam Haba” Episco Disco, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
works on consignment with London Miles Gallery, London, England

“Art for Aids Auction” Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, CA

Ceramic Research Center featured artist, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

 

2009

“Fresh Produce 9”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

“Mutant Anxiety”, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"House Warming", Terminal Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Space 1026 art auction”, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

"Full Deck", The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

“This Long Road”, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

Cal Shakes outdoor sculpture show, California Shakespear Theatre, Orinda CA 

“Art for Aids Auction” Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

"Preview 09," Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA

"( C ) a Salon in Piedmont," Piedmont, CA

"Fresh Produce 8," Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

"Diverse Chorus," Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany

"There, New Art from Oakland," di Rosa Preserve, Sonoma, CA

"Echoes Of The Ancients," J and J Gallery, Traveling Exhibit

"Muchachos," Standard Clay CO, NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA

"Art of the Community," Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

 

 

Residencies

2015

Gallagher/Perry Residency for Ceramics, Oakland CA

Prattsville Art Center, Prattsville, NY

2011

Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2009

Penland School School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC

 

Awards

2012

Individual Grant Recipient, Belle Foundation


2008

Searchlight Artist, 1 of 10 nationally selected emerging Craftsmen/women

 

2004

Best of Junior Review

All College Honors Marjorie Benedict Scholarship

Clayfolk West Coast Regional Scholarship 

 

2003

Honorable mention at "Visions in Clay," Reynolds Gallery, Stockton, CA