Catherine Fairbanks
lives and works in Los Angeles
faircatherine@yahoo.com

Education 
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
2021        Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland, rescheduled from 2020, forthcoming
2021        Long Beach City College, Ceramics Department, rescheduled from 2020, forthcoming
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        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
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
2021
A-B projects, Los Angeles, forthcoming

2018
With Edith, Our Prime Property, https://www.ourprimeproperty.org/catherine-fairbanks.html
Mosaïkó, A-B projects, Los Angeles

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 
     

2015
Mount Farallon, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco

2014      
Empathomimesis, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland  

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

2011
Just a Secular Babe, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, Montana  
About the Thing and the Thing Itself,  VAST Space,  Las Vegas, Nevada 

2010      
To Form, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Two Person and Group Exhibitions, abridged
2020 EAST MEETS WEST, to present a semblance of a whole, Pieter Space, Los Angeles
Chimney Dances, UCLA, Los Angeles

2019
The Stacks, A-B Projects, Los Angeles
Xenia, Practice Space, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Entangled Matter, Garden, Los Angeles 

2018
Fault Line Projects, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Seven Places of the Mind, fusedspace, San Francisco

2017
Personals, Skowhegan, New York
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 Milk and Honey,  BBQLA, Los Angeles
Vases and Faces, Royal Nonesuch, Oakland

2015  
Resonant Forms, Mystic Hotel, San Francisco   
Elliot Anderson, Catherine Fairbanks, and Jackie Wang, [2nd floor projects], San Francisco
Pin Outs,  Sediment, Richmond, Virginia

2014     
Limn, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland

2013
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

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
Experimental Film Festival,  Gallery Homeland,   Portland, Oregon

2011        
Strength In Numbers,  SCOPE Miami, Miami, Florida    
Reformation,  Skowhegan, Maine

2010        
Vernissage,  Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, 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

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

Visiting Artist Lectures, Visiting Educator Lectures, Panel Discussions
2018 
Artist talk, Ceramics Department, Scripps College, Claremont

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 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

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

2010        
Visiting Artist, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Positions and Research
2011- current   
Critical care nurse, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

2016-2018
Co-director, Ms. Barbers Gallery, Los Angeles

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

Interviews, Publications, Catalogues and Texts
2020
The World, the Nurse, the Sculpture, SFMOMA open space, Curated and edited by Claudia LaRocco, 
https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2020/01/the-world-the-nurse-the-sculpture/

2019
Working Artists, CARLA, Los Angeles
https://contemporaryartreview.la/working-artist-2/

2019
Radical Hospitality, catalogue, Practice Space, Cambridge 

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

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

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

Mason at Kordansky, by Catherine Fairbanks, San Francisco Art Quarterly 
John Mason at David Kordansky, Los Angeles 
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, PUAH, Las Vegas
http://www.thepopuparthouse.com/exhibition/some_fine_women/catalog.html

Some Type of Way, accompanying text,  n/a gallery, Oakland
http://bonanzasf.bigcartel.com/product/some-type-of-way

Public Collections
2014
Agency, published 2013,  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York Library

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

Selected Bibliography
2019         Claire de Dobay Rifelj, CARLA,
https://contemporaryartreview.la/entangled-matterat-garden/
2018         Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, https://www.kqed.org/arts/13845690/at-fused-space-seven-places-of-the-mind-is-no-slouch
2017         Christine Kaeppeler, Freitag, https://www.freitag.de/autoren/christine-kaeppeler/koenig-von-dingsbums
2016         Meg Whiteford, Artforum,
https://www.artforum.com/picks/catherine-fairbanks-59493
2016         Annabel Osberg, Artillery,
artillerymag.com/catherine-fairbanks/
2016         Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly,
http://www.laweekly.com/event/catherine-fairbanks-two-chimneys-6895641         
2015          ArtPractical Critic's Pick, Art Practical, http://www.artpractical.com/event/elliot-anderson-catherine-fairbanks3/   
2012          Jeff Jahn, Portland Art,
http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2012/05/rumblings_for_e.html
2012          Danielle Kelly,  Las Vegas Weekly, http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/dec/29/2011-year-review-art-and-theater/
2011          Danielle Kelly, Las Vegas Weekly,
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/nov/09/sensuous-now/
2010          Jarrett Earnest, Art Practical,
http://www.artpractical.com/tcq/talkingcure_two_summer2010.pdf