a new social order,
a higher civilization,
a real republic.

that is the demand.

—debbs

Born in New York, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

CV

  • Education

  • California Institute for the Arts, School of Art
      Valencia, CA, MFA: 2001

  • California State University Long Beach
      Long Beach, CA, 1997-1999

  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts
      Studio Art, Boston, MA, 1995-1997

  • University of Vermont
      Environmental Studies, Burlington, VT, BA: 1990

  • Exhibitions

  • Wall Works: CART-What Do We Need to Get By and How Do We Get There?
      Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA 5/2011

  • Poor Pension Math
      Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA 4/2011

  • Accumulation of Mondays
      Project Row Houses Round #33, Houston, TX 10/2010

  • Hard Times: Owed to Studs Terkel
      Rogue Wave Project, LA Louver, Venice, CA 4/2010

  • Demand Management
      REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA June 2009

  • The Unreposed
      Adamski Gallery for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany 9/2008

  • Great Expectations and the Wreck of the Hope
      Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA 5/2008

  • A Roof Upended
      Open Satellite, Bellevue. WA 8/2007

  • Thieves Vinegar
      Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany 9/2006

  • More Yellow Wallpaper
      Mullin Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles 10/2005

  • Designated Hitters at the Spider Hole
      Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany 9/2004

  • #9
      Olga Koumoundouros & Rodney McMillian, Unit #9, 5301 Sunset Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 4/2002

  • Just in Case
      INMO Gallery, Chung King Road, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 4/1999

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Crescent City Opera
      set design, directed by Yuval Sharon, Los Angeles, CA 5/2012

  • Transformer Display for Community Education
      collaboration with Andrea Bowers, curated by Christine Kim,
      Art/Public and Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL 11/2011

  • Objects for the Living
      POST, curated by Karen Lofgren, Los Angeles, CA 8/2011

  • Transformer Display for Community Fundraising
      Outpost for Contemporary Art, collaboration with Andrea Bowers,
      Los Angeles, CA 8/2011

  • Greater LA
      curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleaonor Cayre and Joel Mesler,
      New York, NY 5/2011

  • Site as Symbol
      curated by Survey West Collaborative, FOCA, Los Angeles, CA 6/2011

  • Inaugural Group Exhibition
      Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA 1/2011

  • Go West
      Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, curated by Jill Dawsey
      10/2010

  • Permissions
      Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 9/2010

  • Love in a Cemetery
      curated by Bob Sain & Andrea Bowers, 18th Street Arts Center,
      Santa Monica, CA 1/2010

  • “That’s All Folks: The Endless Clash Between Reason and Destiny”
      curated by Michel Dewilde and Jerome Jacobs, Stadshallen Belfort,
      Bruges, Belgium 12/2009

  • Rogue Wave Projects
      LA Louver, Venice, CA 7/2009

  • LA 2019: Cults, Collectives & Cocooning
      curated by Ciara Ennis, 18th St. Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 5/2009

  • The Whole World is Watching
      curated by Irene Tsatsos, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
      9/2008

  • Democracy in America
      performance documentation, curated by Creative Time, Park Avenue
      Armory, New York, NY 9/2008

  • News from a Mime’s Thud
      performance collaboration with Rodney McMillian, curated by Creative
      Time and Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX 6/2008

  • Ohio
      w/ Andrea Bowers, David Hullfish Baily, Sam Durant, & Rodney
      McMillian, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
      11/2007

  • Informal Architecture
      The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB, Canada 6/2007

  • Touched: Artist’s and Social Engagement
      Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA 6/2007

  • The Secretariat
      w/ Walead Beshty & Yoshua Okon, Aftermodern, San Francisco, CA 5/2007

  • Philosophy of Time Travel
      collaboration w/ Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Rodney McMillian
      & Matthew Sloly, curated by Christine Kim, Studio Museum of Harlem,
      New York, NY 4/07

  • On a Porch
      collaborative performance w/Rodney McMillian, LAX-Art, Los Angeles,
      CA 3/2007

  • Capitol Punishment
      collaborative project w/ Pia Ronicke, Glassell School of Art,
      Houston, TX 11/2006

  • Sculpture
      Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 10/2006

  • Affair
      Tart,San Francisco, CA 4/2006

  • A Front Porch: Concurrent and Not Opposing
      performance collaboration w/Rodney McMillian, The Suburban, Chicago,
      Illinois 3/2006

  • Thing
      curated by Aimee Chang, James Elaine, Chris Myles, Armand Hammer
      Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2/2005

  • New Balance Frontier
      Soap Factory, curated by Aimee Chang, Minneapolis, MN 7/2004

  • Poster Project
      organized by Pia Ronicke, Coppenhagen, DN 5/2004

  • Journal of Aesthetics and Protest 3 Day Extravaganza
      Machine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 3/2004

  • Rent-a-Bench
      Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark 9/2003

  • Works on Paper
      Stephan Adamski Gallerie, Aachen, Germany 9/2003

  • Sculpture Invitational
      Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA 8/2003

  • Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
      poster collaboration, Los Angeles, CA, 1/2003

  • Schindler House Reenactment
      collaboration w/MAK residents at Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
      12/2002

  • Rent-a-Bench
      site specific installation, Los Angeles, CA 12/2002

  • All You Can Eat Karaoke
      C-level, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 11/2002

  • Ars Moralis
      Gallerie Für Gegenwartskunst, Barbara Claassen-Schmal, Bremen,
      Germany 3/2001

  • Catalogs

  • Rogue Wave Projects
      LA Louver, Venice, CA 9/2010

  • Democracy in America
      curated by Nato Thompson, Creative Time 9/2008

  • Informal Architecture
      curated by Anthony Kiendel, Banff, distributed 12/2007

  • Ohio
      curated by Brad Killam, Gahlberg Gallery, distributed 12/2007

  • A Roof Upended
      Open Satellite, distributed 11/2007

  • Philosophy of Time Travel
      curated by Christine Kim, Studio Museum of Harlem, distributed 4/2007

  • Thing
      curated by James Elaine, Chris Myles, Aimee Chang, Armand Hammer
      Museum, distributed 2/2005

  • Rent-a-Bench
      curated by Jacob Fabricius with artists: Olafur Elliason and Sam
      Durant, distributed 9/2003

  • Grants and Commissions

  • Calfund Mid-career Fellowship
      California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 2012

  • Foundation for Contemporary Art
      Emergency Grant, for exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles
      Projects 4/2011

  • Durfee Foundation
      for exhibition to be held at REDCAT 6/2009

  • Creative Capital Grantee
      for exhibition held at Studio Museum of Harlem 6/2007

  • Creative Time
      for exhibition Democracy in America, Park Avenue Armory 9/2008

  • Residencies/Workshops

  • Open Satellite
      curated by Lead Pencil Studio, Bellevue, WA 8/2007

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts
      w/ Charles Ray, Jennifer Pastor, New Smyrna Beach, FL 8/2000

  • California State University Long Beach
      workshop w/ Sue Coe, Long Beach, CA 7/1999

  • Frogman’s Press
      affiliated w/ University of South Dakota, Beresford, SD 8/1996

  • Internships

  • Center for Land Use Interpretation
      Culver City, CA 9/2000-12/2000

  • Sagamore Institute
      conducted research on American Great Camps, Adirondack State Park,
      NY 6/2000-8/2000

  • Public Collections

  • Albright Knox Gallery
      Buffalo, NY

  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
      New York, NY