Catherine Fairbanks
born Binghamton, New York, lives and works in Los Angeles
faircatherine@yahoo.com
For inquires about work, please contact Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Education 

2011           Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2010          San Francisco Art Institute,  Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture

2005         Creighton University,  Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude

1996          University of Nebraska,  Bachelor of Science, Biology


Solo Exhibitions

2016      
Learning About Dance Through Clay, THE ONE, http://www.paperwasterpress.com/THE_ONE/2016/12/TO_122016.html

Two Chimneys, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, accompanied by artist talk with artist David Zuttermeister      

2014      
Empathomimesis, National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland  

2011
Just a Secular Babe, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, Montana   

2010      
To Form, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska



Two person (*) and Group Exhibitions

2017
Catherine Fairbanks and Kara Joslyn, Bozo Mag, Los Angeles, Upcoming (*)
SF Art Book Fair, Royal Nonesuch, San Francisco
Personals, Skowhegan, NY
Overture, Seymour 2017, Los Angeles

2016
Stones, Vernon Gardens, Los Angeles     
Paying Attention, Sediment, Richmond, Virginia
On My Volcano Grows the Grass,   Artist Curated Projects,  Los Angeles
Four Square in the Land of Mild and Honey,  BBQLA, Los Angeles
End of Semester,  BBQLA, Los Angeles
Vases and Faces, Royal Nonesuch, Oakland

2015     
Elliot Anderson, Catherine Fairbanks, and Jackie Wang, [2nd floor projects], San Francisco
The Soul and the Pawnshop, Sediment, Richmond
Mount Analogue, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, California (*)
Pin Outs,  Sediment, Richmond, Virginia (*)
Everybody's Ocean, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

2014     
Limn, National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland
Reds,  Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
We are the Field,  Scrawl Center for Drawing,  San Francisco, California (*)
Art Paper Auction, Atlanta, Georgia
Bonanza, n/a,  Oakland, California
Concentrate,  San Francisco Art Institute,  San Francisco
The Wassaic Festival,  The Wassaic Project,  New York
Some Fine Women,  VAST Space Projects,  Las Vegas
DoIT: 20 Years of Hans Ulrich Obrist's Project,  Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

2012
Far Along, Part I,  James Madison University,  Harrisonburg, Virginia      
AMP Short-Film Festival,  Art Monastery Project,  Labro, Italy
This Church Full of Balloons,  Wassaic Project,  Wassaic, New York (*)
SkowheganPERFORMS,  Socrates Sculpture Park,  New York
Constructing Fantasy,  Beacon Arts,  Los Angeles
Experimental Film Festival,  Gallery Homeland,   Portland, Oregon

2011        
Strength In Numbers,  SCOPE Miami, Miami, Florida
About the Thing and the Thing Itself,  VAST Space,  Las Vegas (*)
OMDB,  Root Division, San Francisco
Reformation,  Skowhegan, Maine
Taste,  Root Division, San Francisco

2010        
Double Dip,  Root Division, San Francisco
Vernissage,  Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
The Gaming Commission,  Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco
    
2009       
Warfield: Project: Survival, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
Everything for Nothing or Something,  Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
Lab>, Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco
Love Portraits and Long Distance Dinner Party,  ap-art-ment, San Francisco
Inside/Out    Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco
The Day of the Thread, Pueblo Nuevo Gallery, Berkeley, California
Collide, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Locality, Mission Art Center, San Francisco
Aurora Borealis Art Experience, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
CCACA California Ceramic Conference, UC Davis, Davis, California
Living Archives, Swell Gallery, San Francisco



Curatorial Exhibitions

2016
Gum Heads, Laura Boles Faw, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, accompanied by artist talk with artist Jesse Robinson

2010
The Domestic Garde, co-curated with Laura Boles Faw, ap-art-ment, San Francisco

2009
A Matter of Course, co-curated with Laura Boles Faw, Swell Gallery, San Francisco



Residencies, Awards and Accolades

2018        National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland, Upcoming
2017        The Wool Factory, Barcelona, Spain, Upcoming
2017        The Desert House, Yucca Valley, California
2014        National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland
2013        LOOP Arts, Oakland with Laura Boles Faw
2012        Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York
2011         Montana Artist Refuge,  Basin, Montana
2011         Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
2010        Dennis P Gallagher Excellence in Ceramic Sculpture, Prize and Award, San                 Francisco Art Institute



Visiting Artist Lectures, Visiting Educator Lectures, Panel Discussions, and Jury Participation 

2017
Artist talk and workshop, Art Division, Los Angeles, Upcoming

2016
Visiting artist in class, Sculpture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts 

2014        
Panel member, Art and Empathy, UCLA, Los Angeles

Visiting artist with Laura Boles Faw, Contemporary Practices and Unexpected Site, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

2013    
Visiting artist with Laura Boles Faw, Conceptual Cartography at California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Panel member, Some Fine Women, VAST Space, Las Vegas

Panel member with Laura Boles Faw, Art Worlds: History, Theory, and Practice, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Visiting artist with Laura Boles Faw, Conceptual Cartography in Print, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Visiting Educator, The Aesthetics of Empathy, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

2012        
Visiting Artist with Laura Boles Faw, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2011        
Juror of Annual Student Show, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

2010        
Visiting Artist, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska



Positions and Research

2011- current   
Critical Care nurse, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

2010               
Arts Educator for high school students, City Studio Program, Sculpture and Animation, San Francisco Art Institute

2009-2010       
Teaching Assistant for Ian McDonald, Contemporary Issues in Ceramics, San Francisco Art Institute

2006-2010       
Critical care nurse, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco



Interviews, Publications, Catalogues and Texts

2017
http://glasstire.com/tag/not-a-hobby/, Interview with Ariane Roesch on Not a Hobby, on Glasstire, Houston, Texas, Upcoming

2015      
The Soul and the Pawnshop, catalogue accompanying an exhibition in Richmond, Virginia.

2014         
Interview with Max Maslansky, on Riffin', KCHUNG Radio,
http://archive.kchungradio.org/2014-12-22/riffin-12.22.2014.mp3

2013       
Ceramics/z, The Writerly Art, by Catherine Fairbanks, Ian McDonald at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, San Francisco Art Quarterly http://www.sfaqonline.com/2013/07/ian-mcdonalds-ceramicsz-at-rena-bransten-gallery-san-francisco/

Mason at Kordansky by Catherine Fairbanks, John Mason at David Kordansky, Los Angeles, San Francisco Art Quarterly 
http://www.sfaqonline.com/2013/10/review-john-masons-solo-exhibition-crosses-figures-spears-torques-at-david-kordansky-gallery-los-angeles/

Some Fine Women, catalogue accompanying an exhibition in Las Vegas.  Essays by Kristin Swenson and Shana Nys Dubront, http://www.thepopuparthouse.com/exhibition/some_fine_women/catalog.html

Some Type of Way, Bonanza, http://bonanzasf.bigcartel.com/product/some-type-of-way

2012         
The Gazette, VAST Space, Las Vegas, NV



Public Collections

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York Library,  Agency, published 2013.
Southern Exposure, Art Library Now, The Broadsheet, published 2010.



Selected Bibliography

2017         Christine Kaeppeler,  https://www.freitag.de/autoren/christine-kaeppeler/koenig-von-dingsbums
2016         Meg Whiteford,  artforum.com/picks/id=59493 , April 18, 2016
2016         Annabel Osberg, artillerymag.com/catherine-fairbanks/, inn print, June     2016
2016         Catherine Wagley,  http://www.laweekly.com/event/catherine-fairbanks-two-chimneys-6895641 , May 2016
2016         http://autre.love/journal/2016/4/15/one-work-from-catherine-fairbanks-new-solo-exhibition-wilding-cran-gallery-in-los-angeles?rq=catherine%20fairbanks April 15, 2016
2015          ArtPractical Critic's Pick http://www.artpractical.com/event/elliot-anderson-catherine-fairbanks3/
2014          Liz  Ohanesian, http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/inglewood-from-city-of-champions-to-city-of-artists.html
2012          Meg Linton, https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/2012/09/21/cathy-fairbanks/     
2012          Jeff  Jahn, http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2012/05/rumblings_for_e.html
2012          Jeremy Quinn, http://riseindustries.org/arkv/3454
2012          Danielle Kelly,  http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/dec/29/2011-year-review-art-and-theater/
2011          Jo Russ, http://jorussfotodiary.blogspot.com/2011_10_01_archive.html
2011          Pat Augsberger, http://fiberartsrock.wordpress.com/
2011          Danielle Kelly, http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/nov/09/sensuous-now/
2011          David Wolf,  http://o-m-d-b.blogspot.com/
2010          Jarrett Earnest, http://www.artpractical.com/tcq/talkingcure_two_summer2010.pdf
2010          JD Beltran, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/beltran/index
 

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