Cate Nelson

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9 Hours to Death Valley, 2014 Oil On Linen 48 X 60 Inches © Cate nelson
The Wooden Dog, 2013 Oil On Linen 71 X 53 Inches © cate nelson
The Bargello Chair, 2013 Oil On Linen 52 X 80 Inches © cate nelson
Dining Room at Scuppo Hill, 2013 Oil On Linen 56 X 72.5 Inches © cate nelson
Little House 2, 2013 Oil On Panel 8 X 10 Inches © cate nelson
Little House, 2013 Oil On Panel 10 X 8 Inches © cate nelson
Library at Scuppo Hill, 2012 Oil On Linen 34 X 40 Inches © cate nelson
Quick Facts
Bard College, 2003, BA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Statement and CV

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Cate Nelson lives and works in the Bay Area, California.





San Francisco Art Institute, MFA candidate, Painting 2013

San Francisco Art Institute, Post-Baccalaureate, Painting, 2011

Bard College, Bachelor of the Arts, Film Studies, 2003



SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco


Group Exhibitions

2014 Something Completely Different, City Limits Gallery, Oakland

2013   Currency: MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Old Mint, San Francisco

              Re-Memory: Infused Presence, Swell Gallery, San Francisco

             The Haunting, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco


2012   Cont Grad, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco,

              Art by Telephone Re-called, Swell Gallery, San Francisco


2011               Portraits, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

              Spring Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco


2010   Cannibal Flower, private venue, Los Angeles


2006   Wall Hall, private venue, Los Angeles


2005   ELAB III, Cinespace, Los Angeles

              ELAB IV, Cinespace, Los Angeles

              ELAB V, Cinespace, Los Angeles


Solo Exhibitions

2007   Her Good Qualities, Lavish On Melrose, Los Angeles


Artist Talks/Lectures

2013 MFA Now Slide Slam, Root Division, San Francisco



Currency: MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalog, SFAI, 2013

Art By Telephone: Recalled: Exhibition and Archive Catalog, Upcoming 2013

MFA Now Archive Catalog, Root Division, San Francisco, 2013


Professional Experience

Artist Assistant to RikRit Tiravanija for the piece “Police the Police” at Stonescape, 2013

Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Practice, Professor: Laura Faw 2013

Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, Painting I/II, Professor: Bruce McGaw 2012

Tutor, Garfield Elementary School, San Francisco, 2010-2011

Gallery Director, World Gallery, Costa Mesa, California 2008-9



Transcen.dio.Matic Method: World Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, 2009





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