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Selected Exhibitions & Projects

 

2018

Future Perfect, Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, New York
Imagining Post-Capitalism, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2017-present

“Your Name Here, Vol. 2”, a participatory web and print art project collecting invented band names.

2017

The Corporation, The Compound Gallery, Emeryville, Calif. (solo)
Turing’s Echo, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2015-present

Custom Flotilla, lifestyle brand: t-shirts, posters, and stickers.

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.

2012

Origins and Futures, public intervention, Portland, OR (solo)

2011

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

2010

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

2009-2017

Make an Artist a Millionaire, an effort to raise one million dollars.

2009-2016

“Your Name Here, Vol. 1”, a participatory web and print art project collecting invented band names.

2009

Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
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.
Heavy Hitters, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2008

Relay, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.
140 Ways to Make a Cassette Unlistenable, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif. (solo)
Characteristics, Zza’s Enoteca, Oakland, Calif. (solo)
The LAB’s Annual Fixed Price Art Sale, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.

2007

24 Illustrations for Schubert’s “Winter Journey”, Cricket Engine, Oakland, Calif. (solo)
Glacial Flowers in Colloidal Suspension or The Impossibility of Progress or Day After Snow, Keys That Fit, Oakland, Calif. (solo)
ICON, Hive Gallery, Oakland, Calif.
Swee[t]art group show, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, Calif.
Overhung 3: Well Hung, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

2006

Some Assembly Required, The LAB, San Francisco, Calif.
Photems (as part of “Transpose” with Steven Barich), 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif. (two-person show)
anonyme zeichner 3 [anonymous drawings 3], blütenweiss, raum für kunst, Berlin, Germany.
Transpose, 21 Grand, Oakland, Calif.
Overhung 2: Hungover, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

 

Publications & Recordings

 

2018

[forthcoming] “Boron VII”, audio recording (as Boron), Polyform Records.
Death Treat catalog (co-author), Death Treat Records.

2017

The Corporation“, artist book, Imperial Services Publications.
“Mirages” (as Boron and Argon), audio recording, Tymbal Tapes.

2015

The Pleasure Class, “Sensual Passport”, audio recording.

2014

“Argon II” (as Argon), audio recording.

2013

“The Teenage Notebooks of Morton Feldman”, in “Art Criticism & Other Short Stories”, ed. Helen Reed.

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.

2008

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

2007

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

 

Performances/Collaborations

 

2018

“The Future of Work”, part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, Calif.

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

“AKMB” book tour: Local Fest, Battleground, Wash.; Ash St. Saloon, Portland, Ore.; The Waypost, Portland, Ore.

“Your Name Here, Vol. 1” reading, Northern, Olympia, Wash.

2008

“AKMB” book tour: Family Books, LA; Electric Works, SF; Rowan Morrison, Oakland; Porchlight, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, Calif.
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, Calif.

2006

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

 

2017

“Mirages”, review, Tabs Out.
“Mirages”, review, Lost In a Sea of Sound blog.

2014

“Make/Work: Lexa Walsh and Dan Nelson”, The Rumpus Podcast, June
“C-K”, review, Beach Sloth blog.
“Argon II”, Beach Sloth blog.

2012

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

2011

“Aria Statica”, review, Cassette Gods 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.