Catherine Fairbanks
lives and works in Los Angeles

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, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Residencies, Awards and Accolades
2022        Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland, rescheduled from 2020, forthcoming
2020        Long Beach City College, Ceramics Department
2019        Salmon Creek Farm, Mendocino, California
2017        The Wool Factory, Barcelona, Spain
2017        The Desert House, Yucca Valley, California
2014        Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland
2013        LOOP Arts, Oakland, California
2012        Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York
2011        Montana Artist Refuge,  Basin, Montana
2011        Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2010        Dennis P Gallagher Excellence in Ceramic Sculpture, Prize and Award, San Francisco Art Institute

Solo Exhibitions
Nurses, Roses, Midnight, A-B projects, Los Angeles

With Edith, Our Prime Property,
Mosaïkó, A-B projects, Los Angeles

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

Mount Farallon, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco

Empathomimesis, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland  

We are the Field,  Scrawl Center for Drawing,  San Francisco

Just a Secular Babe, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, Montana  
About the Thing and the Thing Itself,  VAST Space,  Las Vegas, Nevada 

To Form, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Two Person and Group Exhibitions, abridged
A Spirit of Disruption, Walter and McBean Galleries, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco

EAST MEETS WEST, to present a semblance of a whole, Pieter Space, Los Angeles
Chimney Dances, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden,  UCLA, Los Angeles
The Stacks, A-B Projects, Los Angeles
Xenia, Practice Space, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Entangled Matter, Garden, Los Angeles 

Fault Line Projects, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Seven Places of the Mind, fusedspace, San Francisco

Personals, Skowhegan, New York
Overture, Seymour 2017, Los Angeles

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 Milk and Honey,  BBQLA, Los Angeles
Vases and Faces, Royal Nonesuch, Oakland

Resonant Forms, Mystic Hotel, San Francisco   
Elliot Anderson, Catherine Fairbanks, and Jackie Wang, [2nd floor projects], San Francisco
Pin Outs,  Sediment, Richmond, Virginia

Limn, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland

Bonanza, n/a,  Oakland, California
Concentrate,  San Francisco Art Institute,  San Francisco
Some Fine Women,  VAST Space Projects,  Las Vegas
DoIT: 20 Years of Hans Ulrich Obrist's Project,  Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

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
Experimental Film Festival,  Gallery Homeland,   Portland, Oregon

Strength In Numbers,  SCOPE Miami, Miami, Florida    
Reformation,  Skowhegan, Maine

Vernissage,  Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
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

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

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

Visiting Artist Lectures, Visiting Educator Lectures, Panel Discussions
Artist talk, Ceramics Department, Scripps College, Claremont

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

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

Visiting artist with Laura Boles Faw, Conceptual Cartography at California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Panel member with Laura Boles Faw, Art Worlds: History, Theory, and Practice, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Visiting Educator, The Aesthetics of Empathy, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

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

Visiting Artist, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Positions and Research
Covid consultant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2011- current   

Critical care nurse, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Co-director, Ms. Barbers Gallery, Los Angeles

Critical care nurse, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Interviews, Publications, Catalogues and Texts
Thick Press and Catherine Fairbanks in conversation about empathy, Thick Press
and published onlin through medium here:

The World, the Nurse, the Sculpture, SFMOMA open space, Curated and edited by Claudia LaRocco,

Working Artists, CARLA, Los Angeles

Radical Hospitality, catalogue, Practice Space, Cambridge 

Not a Hobby, Glasstire Radio interview with Ariane Roesch, Houston, Texas

Riffin’, KCHUNG Radio interview with Max Maslansky,

Ceramics/z, The Writerly Art, by Catherine Fairbanks, San Francisco Art Quarterly 
Ian McDonald at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

Mason at Kordansky, by Catherine Fairbanks, San Francisco Art Quarterly 
John Mason at David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Some Fine Women, catalogue, PUAH, Las Vegas

Some Type of Way, accompanying text,  n/a gallery, Oakland

Public Collections
Agency, published 2013,  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York Library

The Broadsheet, published 2010 collaboratively with Laura Boles Faw, Southern Exposure, Art Library Now

Selected Bibliography
2019         Claire de Dobay Rifelj, CARLA,
2018         Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED,
2017         Christine Kaeppeler, Freitag,
2016         Meg Whiteford, Artforum,
2016         Annabel Osberg, Artillery,
2016         Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly,         
2015          ArtPractical Critic's Pick, Art Practical,   
2012          Jeff Jahn, Portland Art,
2012          Danielle Kelly,  Las Vegas Weekly,
2011          Danielle Kelly, Las Vegas Weekly,
2010          Jarrett Earnest, Art Practical,