CV/BIO

I am a multimedia artist from New York City and moved to the Bay Area in my 20's to attend the California College of the Arts, and later received my MFA from U.C. Berkeley. I have since participated in the Bay Area arts community through exhibition and curation and have been a member of the Mercury 20 Gallery for the past 9 years.

My work examines the ties and lies between history, science, and culture, whether considering environmental degradation, cultural detritus, or the relationship between money and militarism. I work with a wide range of materials, from photography to tar paper made three dimensional to precariously arranged found objects, such as bowling balls.

My studio is in Berkeley CA, next to the railroad tracks.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, University of California Berkeley

Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 BETHLEHEM, Mecury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Utility Access, Mecury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 Secret Fields,  Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012 Dark Alliances, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA

2011 Stealth Reverie, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
On the Precipice, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 Spiral Jetsam, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Creatures of Culture, Rythmix Cultural Center in Alameda, CA

2009 Vexing History, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008 Ascensions, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Homeland, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA

2007 The Gallery of Urban Art, Oakland, CA

1999 Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1997 Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

1996 Ok Harris, New York City, NY

1993 Introductions, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS (selected other)

2010 Strange Nature, Mercury20 Oakland Ca 

2010 The Seduction of Duchamp, Bay Area Artists' Response, Artzone461 San Francisco CA and Art Museum of Los Gatos 

2009 The Seduction of Duchamp, Slaughterhouse Space, Healdsburg CA 

2008 Politique Poetique, Skyline College, CA

2008 Guerilla Installation: Park(ing) Day, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2008 Featured Artist: Art and Soul, Oakland, CA

2007 hyper ordinary, Y2Y Gallery (curated by Francesca Pastine), San Francisco, CA

2007 The Big Bang, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA

2007 The Art of Food, K Gallery, Alameda, CA

2006 Virology, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

2004 Union Street Studios, Oakland, CA 

2002 Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

2001 Gravity, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

1999 Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sculpture Exhibition Number 5, The Object, Oakland Museum, Oakland

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 

1998 Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

1997 Toys in Contemporary Art, d.p. Fong Galleries San Jose, CA

1996 Cooking the World, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1994 On Shaky Ground, Gallery 494, New York City, NY

Measuring Up, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Mirror, Mirror, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA

1993 MFA/ UCB, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1992 San Francisco Art Institute Annual: Nine Bay Area Women, San Francisco

1991 Site: Western Union, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS

Murphy Graduate Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation 

Simpson Graduate Fellowship Award, U.C Berkeley

Artists in the Schools Residency Grant, California Arts Council

REVIEWS/ ARTICLES

Art Fairs SF, Stretcher.org, Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Kenneth Baker, Bay Area arts picks, June 14, SFGate (PDF)

Focus: Oakland, Oakland's Gallery Scene Boasts a Growing Murmur, by Lean Feinstein, Art LTD, Bay Area Special Supplement, May 2012. Pg 28-29

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Sixteen Years of Gallery 16, published by Gallery 16, January 2011

"Co-Options at Mercury20"-DeWitt Chang East Bay Express Oct 19, 2011

"Going the Distance" -DeWitt Chang-East Bay Express May 18, 2011

Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune, 2009

Mary Eisenhart "Don't Miss" SF chronicle, March, 2009

DeWitt Cheng, EB express, March, 2009

Mercury 20 Interview

Jori Finkel,  East Bay Express, Visual Arts Over There, April 25, 1997

Mark Van Proyen, Artweek, May 1997

Harry Roche,  San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 2, 1997

Kevin Connely,  The New Yorker Magazine, spotlight review of OK Harris exhibition Dec 23-30, 1996 an d January 4, 1997

Jamie Brunson, “San Francisco Fax,” Art Issues, September/ October 1993

Kenneth Baker, “Welcome Introductions”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 1993

David Bonetti, “Still Life, New Lifeat ‘Introductions’, San Francisco Examiner, July 16, 1993

Ramsey Bell Breslin, “The Aesethic s of Loss” East Bay Express May 28, 1993

Harry Roche, “Critics Choice”, San Francisco Bay Guardian. May 12 1993

Jamie Brunson and Mark Levy, “On the Scene: SAN FRANCISCO,” Artspace December 1992

Kenneth Baker, “Art Institutes Topical Turn” San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 1992

Terri Cohn, “Advanced Placements” Visions, Summer 1992

Mark Van Proyen, “Miniature Show” Artweek, Jan. 16 1992