About

CV

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • The Corporation, The Compound Gallery, Emeryville, Calif.

2012

  • Origins and Futures, public intervention, Portland, OR

2010

  • The Origin and Future of the Blood, Swee[t]art Drawing Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2008

  • 140 Ways to Make a Cassette Unlistenable, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Characteristics, Zza’s Enoteca, Oakland, Calif.

2007

  • 24 Illustrations for Schubert’s “Winter Journey”, Cricket Engine, Oakland, Calif.
  • Glacial Flowers in Colloidal Suspension or The Impossibility of Progress or Day After Snow, Keys That Fit, Oakland, Calif.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Turing’s Echo, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2015

  • Hands and Pants VI, Faultline Art Space, Oakland, Calif.
  • Selections from the Collection of Dan Nelson and Lexa Walsh, Wall Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2014

  • Hands and Pants V, MOCO Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2013

  • Hands and Pants IV, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, SF, Calif.

2011

  • Tall Tales: Collaborative Projects, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2009

  • From One Hand to One Mind to One Hand to Your Mind, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, Calif.
  • object oriented, Compound Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • Red and White, Zza’s Enoteca, Oakland, Calif.
  • Heavy Hitters, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2008

  • Relay, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 8th Annual Benefit Sale, 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif.
The LAB’s Annual Fixed Price Art Sale, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.

2007

  • Holiday Show, Rowan Morrison, Oakland, Calif.
  • ICON, Hive Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • 7th Annual Benefit Sale, 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif.
  • Swee[t]art group show, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Overhung 3: Well Hung, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • The LAB’s Annual Fixed Price Art Sale, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.

2006

  • anonyme zeichner 3 [anonymous drawings 3], blütenweiss, raum für kunst, Berlin, Germany.
  • 99cent Sale, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • Pink Week, Cricket Engine, Oakland, Calif.
  • 6th Annual Benefit Sale, 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif.
  • Some Assembly Required, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Transpose, 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif.
  • Overhung 2: Hungover, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
  • The LAB’s Annual Fixed Price Art Sale, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.

Recordings / Publications / Projects

2017

  • “Mirages” (as Boron and Argon), audio recording, Tymbal Tapes.

2015

  • Custom Flotilla, t-shirts, posters, and stickers.
  • The Pleasure Class, “Sensual Passport”, audio recording.

2014

  • Custom Flotilla, wearable art.
  • “Argon II” (as Argon), audio recording.

2011

  • “Vicinity” (as Boron), audio recording.

2012

  • “The Beige Album”, audio recording (as Boron), Field Hymns Records.

2011

  • “Aria Statica”, audio recording (as Boron), Field Hymns Records.

2010

  • “Decrresscenndo”, audio recording (as Boron), Field Hymns Records.

2009-present

  • Make an Artist a Millionaire, an effort to raise one million dollars.
  • “Your Name Here”, a participatory web and print art project collecting invented band names.

2008

  • “All Known Metal Bands”, book, McSweeney’s, San Francisco.

2007

  • “All Known Metal Bands – R” [author], June/July issue of The Believer magazine, San Francisco.

Performances/Collaborations

2013

  • Museum Songs Live Take 2, Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Ore.

2011

  • Portland Food Cart Songs, with Lexa Walsh, Portland, Ore.

2010

  • August: “AKMB” reading, Local Fest, Battleground, Washington.
  • May: “AKMB” reading, Ash St. Saloon, Portland, Oregon, with Ninja.
  • May: “AKMB” reading, The Waypost, Portland, Oregon.
  • February: Your Name Here reading, Northern, Olympia, WA, with Calvin Johnson reading from “AKMB”.

2008

  • September: “AKMB” reading, Family Books, LA.
  • July: “AKMB” reading, Electric Works, SF.
  • July: “AKMB” reading, Rowan Morrison, Oakland.
  • June: “AKMB” reading, Porchlight storytelling series, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.
  • Village Nomade Radio, audio recording, Switzerland, June 3.
  • Echoes of Innocence [set design], Company C Dance Co., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

2006

  • Future Caveman performance, Translocation-Recombination-Connection, Pier 2 Art Village, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Dodecadiscoteca, performed at the opening reception of Some Assembly Required, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.

2005

  • Mooguls screening with live synthesizer accompaniment by the artist, Fake Cake Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

 

Press

2014

  • “C-K”, review, Beach Sloth blog.
  • “Argon II”, Beach Sloth blog.

2012

  • “The Beige Album”, review, Beach Sloth blog.

2009

  • Word Magazine UK, “AKMB” interview/review, Oct. 2009.
  • GQ UK, “AKMB” review, Sept. 2009
  • East Bay Express, cover story about Make an Artist a Millionaire, June 3, 2009.
  • Chico News & Review, “AKMB” review, Jan. 15, 2009.

2008

  • SF Bay Guardian blog, Relay show review, November 4.
  • SF Bay Guardian, Review of 140 Ways show at the LAB, Nov. 4.
  • Chicago Reader, “Obsessive Completism is Totally Metal,” Sept. 10.
  • “AKMB” picked as one of Amazon.com’s Best of the Year So Far: Hidden Gems.
  • Giant Robot, “AKMB” review, July.
  • SFBG, “AKMB” SF release party in weekly picks, July 30.
  • Oakbook magazine, interview about “AKMB”, July.
  • 7×7 magazine, June.
  • Rolling Stone, “AKMB” makes #4 in the weekly Top Ten, May 29.
  • SF Chronicle, review of Echoes of Innocence, April 15.

2007

  • San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours section, 24 Illustrations for Schubert’s “Winter Journey” interview and show preview, August 30.

Awards

2009

  • “AKMB” one of the winners of the AIGA’s (American Institute of Graphic Art) 50 Books/50 Covers award.

2008

  • “AKMB” picked as one of Amazon.com’s Best of the Year So Far: Hidden Gems.
  • “AKMB” picked by Amazon.com as one of Top 10 Editors’ Picks for Best Cover Design.

Collections

  • AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum (All Known Metal Bands).
  • The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University (All Known Metal Bands).

Education

  • BA liberal arts, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland.