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Collected Topography detail, 2012 Lead, Soil Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
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Propensitus Gravitas, detail , 2013 Stone, Steel 9 X 23 X 4 Feet © Courtesy of the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
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Meander, 2010 Silicone, Steel, Wire 43 X 49 X 7 © Brian Gross Fine Art
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Alphanet, A Guiding Principle © Courtesy of the artists
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Aperture 2 Wire, Pipe Cleaners 28 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mari Andrews
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Hive Paper, Wire 13 X 12 X .25 Inches © Mari Andrews
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Manzample Paper, Wire, Manzanita Leaves 21 X 20 X .25 Inches © Mari Andrews
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Row Paper, Wire, Acorns 19 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mari Andrews
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Volcanic Paper, Wire 29 X 23 X 7 Inches © Mari Andrews
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Acocoil , 2010 Wire and Acorns 55 X 49 X 9 1/2" © Traywick Contemporary and the artist
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Vortex , 2008 Wire, Tree Moss 24 X 20 X 5” © Courtesy of the Artist and Richmond Art Center
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Kala Art Institute
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Deep Sparkle, 2010 Wire and Coated Wire 27"x34"x6" © Mari Andrews
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Ball for David, 2011 Steel Wool 4" Diameter © Mari Andrews
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Collected Topography, 2013 Soil and Lead Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
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Collected Topography , 2012 Lead, Soil Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
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Propensitus Gravitas , 2013 Stone, Steel 9 X 23 X 4 Feet © Courtesy of the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
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Seam (detail) Willow and Coal 75 X 37 X 1-1/2" (detail) © Courtesy of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
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Wire, Natural Objects © Courtesy of the Artist
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studio installation, 2013
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Stoneswirl, 2014 Stone and Found Metal © Courtesy of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland
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Navigating by Stars 2, 2014 Cyanotype, Gouache, and Encaustic on Paper Mounted on Panel © Courtesy of the artist
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Wild Hair, 2014 Wire 26”x17”x 8"
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The Very Small Array (detail view), 2016 Lead, Wire, Stone, and Pods Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Dayton OH
Lives in
Emeryville, California
Works in
Emeryville, California
Representing galleries
marji gallery & Contemporary Projects, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, , Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Tags
installation, sculpture
Statement

“… Imitating Nature in her Manner of Operation”
                                       St. Thomas Aquinas

Embracing gravity is part of life on earth, and probably a few other places in the universe. Gravity is a dominant principle in most sculpture. I have not employed its attribute to full measure in my studio practice, except in certain works. This show contains works that embody the gravitational pull.

Objects known for their weight and objects resting inside other objects by force of gravity are included in this exhibition.

Statement

My work has evolved out of years of drawing and obsessive collecting. Through sculpture I weave these two actions together. Wire, pine needles, branches and other linear material carry on the drawing practice while moving the work into the sculptural realm.

Time spent gathering, cleaning and storing of collected objects, whether they are man-made or natural, allows for a kind of wonder and intimacy with each object. This gleaned information is crucial while combining materials to make new, hybrid forms.

Structures of all kinds from cellular and mineral to plant and skeletal, inform the work. The pieces become a collaboration of materials and intention, with the materials often altering my concept and practice of working. Various temporal and delicate objects I elect to work with often mirror our human sensitivities and vulnerabilities.

For the most part these three-dimensional drawings are presented on the wall. They are made as singular pieces and often come together in larger wall installations. The individual works relate to and play off of each other like words forming sentences or sentences telling a story.

I transform the materials used in these sculptural drawings to bring attention to fragile and often fugitive objects that might otherwise go unnoticed.

CV

EXHIBITIONS – SOLO
2012  Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson WY. "Like a Language"
2010  Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco CA. “Effloresce”
2009  JH Muse Gallery, Jackson WY. “Paperless Drawings
          Café Museo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ca. “January Collection”
2007  505 Montgomery, San Francisco Ca. “Elements of Nature”
2006  San Marco Gallery, Dominican University, San Rafael, Ca. “An Ongoing Inquiry”
2003  Paulson Press, Berkeley, Ca. “Luminous Debris”
2001  Refusalon, San Francisco, Ca. “Recent Work”
1999  Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
1997  Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
          Richmond Art Center, Richmond Ca. “Natural Selections”
1995  Okeanos Press Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Hive”
          Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento State University of California “An Installation”
1990  University of Dayton, Ohio
1989  Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
1988  Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS – GROUP
2012  "First Cut," M. Herrington Gallery, Venice CA
          "Women in Print, Etchings from Paulson Bott Press," Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA
          "Mari Andrews / Peter Harrington," Marji Gallery & Contemporary Projects, Santa Fe NM
          "Organic Intentions," Artworks Downtown, San Rafael CA
          "The Beginning," Beginnings Gallery. Brooklyn NY
          "Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art," Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA
          "Mari Andrews, Tabitha Soren, Gina Telcocci," 555 12th St. Oakland, through BayVAN
2011  "Micro-Macro: Mari Andrews, Jenny Balisle, Emily Clawson," JK Gallery, Los Angeles CA
          "Systems of Collecting," Kala Institute, Berkeley CA
          "Hello Tomorrow," David Brower Center Gallery, Berkeley CA
          "Outlandish: Invitational," Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA
          "Art on First" through Arts Council Napa Valley & Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Napa CA
          "Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms," Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI
          "You Can't Make Art by Making Art," Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland CA
          "Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II," Richmond CA
          "One Thing Leads to Another," San Jose Institute of Arts, CA
          "Soil to Site," Montalvo Project Gallery, Saratoga CA
          "Fall Exhibition," Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson WY
          "Cross Section," Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland CA
          Napa, CA, “Art on First”, through Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
          JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “Mari Andrews, Jenny E. Balisle, Emily Clawson”
2010  Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos CA. “Factor XX”
          Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson WY. “For the Love of Paper”
          Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland CA. “A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground”
          Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley CA. “2-D, 3-D”
          Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto CA. “Secret Drawings”
          Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA. “Intimate Nature”
          Richmond Art Center CA. “Visiting Artists”
2009  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Ca. “Mari Andrews, Maya Kabat, Ari Solomon”
          Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco Ca. “Elemental”
          Eco Artspace, Petaluma, Ca, “Terrior”, A Sense of Place”
          Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Ca. “Monotype Marathon”
2008  Knoedler Gallery, New York NY. “Summer Group Show”
          JH Muse Gallery, Jackson WY. “Rock Paper Scissors”
          Oakland Airport, curated by the Oakland Museum, Ca. “Artist as Collector”
2007  ArtSpace, Jackson, Wy. “Culture of Nature: Uncommon Botany”
          Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, Ca. “Close Calls”
          Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley Ca. “Tenth Anniversary Exhibit”
          California State University Sacramento, Library Gallery, Ca. “Area – Blurring the Lines”
          505 Montgomery, San Francisco, Ca. “Elements of Nature”
          Muse Gallery, Jackson, Wy. “Champagne and Chocolate”
2006  Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, Ca. “Wall Works 2”
          Oakland Art Gallery, Ca. “Drawn”
          Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, Ca. “The Shape of Things”
2005  Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, Ca. “Leaf” and “Nets”
          O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, Ca “Wabi Sabi”
          CELLspace, San Francisco, Ca. - as part of the BAYENNALE Art Fair, “When the Smoke Clears”
2004  BarbaraAnderson Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral”
          Barbara Anderson Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Artist’s Valentines”
          Oakland Art Gallery, Ca. “Interim”
2003  San Jose Museum of Art, Ca. “Visible Rhythm”
          Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, Ca. “Re Thinking Nature”
          Bedford Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, Ca. “The Big Tree Show”
          Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, Ca. “Organic”
          Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, Ca. “Small Works Show”
          Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nv. “Behind the Scenes”
2002  Oakland Art Gallery, Ca. “Visual Alchemy”
          SFMOMA Art Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. “Bay Area Printmakers”
          Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, Ca. “Baker’s Dozen”
2001  San Jose Museum of Art, Ca. “First Impressions: Paulson Press”
          Palo Alto Art Center, Ca. “Current Holdings: Bay Area Drawings/Bay Area Collections”
          Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, Ca. “Walk the Labyrinth”
          Silent Gallery at Refusalon, S.F. Ca. “Last Place”
2000  Refusalon and KALA Institute, S.F. and Berkeley, Ca. “High Touch/High Tech’
          Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, Ca. “Life Signs”
1999  Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel “Mi Casa es Su Casa”
          Palo Alto Art Center. Ca. “Artist’s Pages”
          San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Ca. “Natural Selection”
1998  Southern Exposure Gallery, S.F., Ca. “Nothing but Time”
          Trans America Pyramid Gallery, S.F., Ca. “Translucent”      
          San Francisco Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Ca. “20th Anniversary Show”
          Patricia Sweetow Gallery, S.F., Ca.
          Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Revolver”
          Trans America Pyramid Gallery, S.F., Ca. “Inside/Outside”
          Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Paulson Press Prints”
          Emeryville Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, Ca.
1997  Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, Ca. “Land Value”
          Bedford Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, Ca.
          Refusalon, S.F., Ca. “Stirred, Not Shaken”
          Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center, Sunnyvale, Ca. “Perception”
          Emeryville Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, Ca.
1996  Bedford Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, Ca. “Natural Phenomena”
          Refusalon, S.F., Ca. “Nothing Matters”
          San Francisco Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Ca. “Re Found”
          Emeryville Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, Ca.
          SOMAR Gallery, S.F., Ca. “Here”
          Palo Alto Cultural Center, Ca. “Interior Lines”
1995  Gallery Nobara Fujiyoshida Ciy, Japan
          The Breast Project Exhibition, S.F., Ca.
           Emeryville Annual Exhibition, S.F., Ca.
1994  Tokyo Bunkamura Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
          City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey “Sign Language”
          Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, Ca. “10th Annual”
          Gallery Art Salon II, Chiba, Japan  (June)
          Gallery Sansaido, Kofu, Japan
          Emeryville Annual Exhibition,Emeryville, Ca.
          Okeanos Press Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. “Alphabet Show”
          Gallery Art Salon II, Chiba, Japan (October)
          Gallery Ism, Hamamatsu, Japan
1993  Gallery Paule Anglim, S.F., Ca “Introductions”
          1529, Susan Landau,, Los Angeles, Ca. “One Nail”
          Intersection for the Arts, S.F., Ca. “Object”
1992  Rike Gallery, Dayton, Ohio
1991  Takada Gallery, S.F., Ca.
1990  City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey
1989  Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. “Josephine Press Prints”
          Venice Art Walk and Auction, Venice, Ca.
          Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. “Art and Soul Exhibition and Auction”
1988  Art Space Gallery, Woodland Hills, Ca. “Works on Paper by 5 Los Angeles Artists”
          Loyola Law School Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. “Taking Liberties”
1987  MOCA, Los Angeles, Ca. “15 x 15”
          Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
          Gwideon Gallery, La Jolla, Ca. “Black Lines”
1986  Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. “New Faces”
          Barnsdal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. “Kindred Spirits”
1983  Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. “Nine Women Artists”
1980  Tucson Museum of Art, Az. “Arizona Biennial”
1979  Broadloom City Gallery, Tucson, Az.

EDUCATION
MFA – Otis Art Institute of Parson’s School of Design, Los Angeles, Ca.
BFA – University of Dayton, Ohio

AWARDS

2010  Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA - Residency
2008  Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA - Residency
2007  California State University, Sacramento CA – Sculpture Department Residency
1998  Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA - Residency
1993  Art of California Discovery Award – Gold Prize – Works on Paper
1989  National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012 Richmond Art Center – Guest Instructor
2011  Richmond Art Center – Visiting Artist
2010  California College of Art, San Francisco CA – Guest Panelist
          Bay School, San Francisco – Guest Instructor
2008  Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Ca. - Guest Lecturer
2007  Environmental Protection Agency, SF, Ca. - Guest Lecturer
2006  Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Ca. – Guest Lecturer
          College of Main, Kenfield, Ca. – Guest Lecturer
2004  California College of Art, Graduate Studio Practice Advisor
2004  California College for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca. – Guest Lecturer
2003  San Jose State University. Ca. – Guest Lecturer
2001  Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Ca. –Guest Lecturer
2000  San Jose State University, Ca. – Guest Lecturer
1986-87  Los Angeles County Museum, Ca. Education Department, – Instructor

PERFORMANCES
2003  Oakland Art Museum, Ca. “Beer Drinking Sonata”
          composed by Tom Marioni
1997  Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, Ca. “Art Orchestra”
          composed by Tom Marioni, conducted by Stephen Goldstine

RESIDENCIES
2008  Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, Ca.
2007  California State University, Sacramento – Sculpture Department
1998  Djerassi Artists Residency Program

COLLECTIONS
Nancy and Edward Kienholz, Hope ID
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara CA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME
Eli Broad Foundation, Los Angeles CA
Israeli Consulate, San Francisco CA
3 COM Corporation, Santa Clara CA
Marko Lacin, Geneva, Switzerland
Jacquelynn Baas, Sea Ranch CA
Agnes Bourne, Jackson WY
Kay Kimpton, San Francisco CA
Deedie Rose, Dallas TX
Swig Company, San Francisco CA
Swiss Re Corporation, San Francisco CA

COMMISSIONS
Swig Company, San Francisco CA
Swiss Re Corporation, San Francisco, Ca