Catherine Fairbanks

faircatherine@yahoo.com

Catherine Fairbanks
born Binghamton, New York, lives and works in Los Angeles
faircatherine@yahoo.com

Education

2008-2010 San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, San Francisco, California
2005 Creighton University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, Omaha, Nebraska

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016
Learning About Dance Through Clay, THE ONE, Upcoming
Two Chimneys, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, California, accompanied by artist talk with David Zuttermeister

2015
Pin Outs, Sediment, Richmond, Virginia
Mount Analogue, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, California *

2014
Empathomimesis, National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland

2013
We are the Field, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, California *

2012
Far Along, Part I, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia *

2011
About the Thing and the Thing Itself, VAST Space, Las Vegas, Nevada *

2010
To Form, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Group Exhibitions

2016
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, California

2015
Elliot Anderson, Catherine Fairbanks, Jackie Wang, [2nd floor projects], San Francisco, California
The Soul and the Pawnshop, 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, California

2013
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, Nevada
DoIT: 20 Years of Hans Ulrich Obrist's Project, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

2012
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
OMDB, Root Division, San Francisco
Reformation, Skowhegan, Maine
Taste, Root Division, San Francisco
Just a Secular Babe, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, Montana

2010
Double Dip, Root Division, San Francisco
Vernissage, Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
The Gaming Commission, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco
The Domestic Garde, ap-art-ment, San Francisco*
Performology and Actionization, Swell Gallery, 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*
Tableau Vivant, The Pistils, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco
A Matter of Course, Swell Gallery, 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
Real Reality, 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

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

Residencies and Awards and Accolades

2017 National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland, Upcoming
2014 National Textile Institute, Blonduos, Iceland
2013 LOOP Arts, Oakland, California *
2012 Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York
2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
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

2014 Panel member, Art and Empathy, UCLA, Los Angeles
2014 Visiting artist, Contemporary Practices and Unexpected Site, San Francisco Art Institute, San
Francisco
2013 Visiting artist, Conceptual Cartography at California College of the Arts, San Francisco *
2013 Panel member, Some Fine Women, VAST Space, Las Vegas
2013 Panel member, Art Worlds: History, Theory, and Practice, San Francisco Art Institute, San
Francisco *
2013 Visiting artist, Conceptual Cartography in Print, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco *
2013 Visiting Educator, The Aesthetics of Empathy, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2012 Visiting Artist, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia *
2011 Juror of Annual Student Show, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska
2010 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, To Form, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Positions and Research

2016- current
Critical Care nurse, Surveillance and Response Team

2011- 2016
Critical care nurse, Medical intensive care unit, 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, Transitional intensive care unit, California Pacifc Medical Center, San Francisco

Publications, Catalogues and Texts

2015 The Soul and the Pawnshop, catalogue accompanying an exhibition in Richmond, Virginia
2013 Ceramics/z, The Writerly Art, by Catherine Fairbanks, Ian McDonald at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
2013 Mason at Kordansky by Catherine Fairbanks, John Mason at David Kordansky, Los Angeles
2013 Some Fine Women, catalogue accompanying an exhibition in Las Vegas. Essays by Kristin Swenson and Shana Nys Dubront
2013 Bonanza
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

2016 Meg Whiteford, artforum.com/picks/id=59493, April 18, 2016
2016 Annabel Osberg, artillerymag.com/catherine-fairbanks/, in print, June 2016
2016 Catherine Wagley, laweekely.com/event/catherine-fairbanks-two-chimneys-6895641, May 2016
2016 pasunautre.com/journal/2016/4/15/one-work-from-catherine-fairbanks-new-solo-exhibition-wilding-crangallery-in-los-angeles.com April 15, 2016
2015 ArtPractical Critics Pick, http://www.artpractical.com/event/elliot-anderson-catherine-fairbanks3/
2014 Interview with Max Maslansky, on Riffin', KCHUNG Radio, http://archive.kchungradio.org/2014-12-22/riffin- 12.22.2014.mp3
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-andtheater/
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://blog.sfgate.com/beltran/2010/05/21/why-not/

* denotes collaborative work with Laura Boles Faw