Brian Gross Fine Art
EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS
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amy trachtenberg
Feelings Are Facts VIII, 2012



Panorama/Containment I, 2012



Panorama/Containment II, 2012



Stripes/Sutras, 2012



Between Rose and Lake (Feelings Are Facts VI), 2012



Unruly (History Series), 2012



History IV, 2007



History V, 2007



History VI, 2007



Lightning will guide you, 2007



Scrimmage II, 2005



seven mornings, 2005



Weatherhead Wall Sketches, artist's studio, May 2004



Weatherhead Wall Sketches (detail), 2004



To Bloom in Echoes, 2003



Wind at the Ear, 2003



Indigo Weatherhead, 2003



Oxblood Weatherhead, 2003



August I, 2012



August II, 2012



August III, 2012



Split Breath I, 2011



Split Breath II, 2011



Split Breath III, 2011



Born
Pittsburgh, PA, 1955
Education
Diploma (Painting and Drawing), L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
BA (French and Liberal Studies), California State University, Sonoma
Solo Exhibitions
2014
From Here to Timbuktu: 25 Years of Painting, 555 California Street, San Francisco, CA
2013
From India to the Planet Mars, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2009
Vacilando, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, CA
2007
New Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2006
Ricochet: New Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004
The Weatherhead Series, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003
Suspended Passage, Foyer exhibit, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
1992
Paramour, Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA
1991
Amy Trachtenberg, Show N Tell, San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
The Possible, "Minimum Dwelling : Making and Remaking the Body" with Jerome Waag, BAM/PFA Berkeley, CA, curated by Larry Rinder and David Wilson
2013
Unruly, BAM/PFA Berkeley, CA
2012–13
Making Place Public, Sculpture on the Grounds, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA with landscape architect Jeffrey Miller
Local Color, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2010–11
Factor XX, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2010
Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Breathing Room, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA
2009
Art on Market Street, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2008
Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post St, San Francisco, CA
2007
In the Fullness of Time, 20th Anniversary Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Artists, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2006
Black and White, Holland Tunnel Art, Brooklyn, NY
2004
Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954-2004, California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
2002
NoWar Show, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Adriane Colburn, Laurie Lazer and Darrel Smith
The Atrium Project, permanent installation at Children’s Hospital, Outpatient Clinic/Public Art, Oakland, CA
2001
Iluminance, permanent commissioned installation at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA
2000
Bodies Changed; The Natural History of Market Street, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA, Public art project
1998
Body of Memory, Downtown Artists Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Three Artists/New Work: Derek Torres, Amy Trachtenberg and Arngunur Yr, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Laurie Lazer and Darrel Smith
Towards the Millennium, New Painting from N. California, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1997
Anti-Pesszimizmus, Gallery Jozsef Nador, Budapest, Hungary
1996
Fifth Annual, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried exhibition)
1994
Alphabet Show, Okeanos Fine Arts Press, Berkeley, CA
Third Annual, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried exhibition)
Visual Alchemy, Okeanos Fine Arts Press, Berkeley, CA
1993
Group Show, Show N Tell, San Francisco, CA
1992
Residue Immortalized, Security Pacific Bank, San Francisco, CA
Telling Stories/Artists Books, Mills College, Oakland, CA
One Hundred Years of California Painting, Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
New Work, Show N Tell, San Francisco, CA
1990
New Decade New Space, Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
Line and Form, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Robert Johnson
1988
National Invitational Collage Show, Santa Rosa Jr. College Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1985
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried exhibition)
1984
Celebration of Form, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Michael Bell
1983
Tendances de la Peinture Abstraite, European Invitational; Paris, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse, France; curated by Gerard Xurigeura.
Salon Des Jeunes Artistes Francais, Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
Public/Private: Permanent Installations and Commissions
2013
Clearing, Ashland Youth Center, Alameda County, CA with architect Mallory Cusenbery
2012
Counterpoint: Creekside Studio, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA with landscape architect Jeffrey Miller
Sleeping Beauty II, Neiman Marcus, Walnut Creek, CA
2010
4 Songs of Motion, UCLA Olive View Urgent Care, Sylmar, CA
2008-16
Ecstatic Voyaging, Milpitas BART Station, Milpitas, CA
Transfer station BART Extension, Santa Clara Valley, CA
2008-2010
UCLA Olive View Urgent Care Mental Health Center Los Angeles, CA
2006
Groundwork, Hillview Library, San Jose Public Art Program, San Jose, CA
2004
Residence, Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2002
The Atrium Project, Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Clinic, Oakland, CA
2001
Iluminance, Pixar Studios, Emeryville, CA
1999
Bodies Changed; The Natural History of Market Street, San Francisco Art Commission, Art in Transit at the Millennium
1997
Monnens-Addis Group, Berkeley, CA
Selected Collections
The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Addis Group, Berkeley, CA
Allergan Corp. Irvine, CA
Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
De Menil Collection, New York and Paris
Goods Inc. Heidelberg, Germany
Haitian Embassy, Paris, France
Howe-Lewis International, Palo Alto, CA
Long Meadow Ranch and Winery, Saint Helena, CA
Los Angeles County Civic Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Neiman Marcus Group, Dallas, TX
Pixar Studios, Emeryville, CA
San Francisco Arts Commission
City of San Jose, San Jose, CA
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Grants and Awards
2008 Year in Review, Americans for the Arts, New York, NY
AiA Award of Honor, Santa Clara Valley, CA
Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, CA
California Arts Council, CA
Cultural Equity Grant, San Francisco, CA
Marin County Arts Guild, CA
Montalvo Arts Center, Lucas Arts Residency, Saratoga, CA
The Nichols Foundation, NY
Opera America, NY
Peter S. Reed Foundation, NY
Prix Albert Rocheron, Paris, France
Third International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Angouleme, France
Salon des Jeunes Artistes Francais, Paris, France
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
Artist Residencies / Teaching
2008
School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA — artist in residence
2005
Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Mass College of Art, Paros, Greece
Drawing, Painting and Art Theory
2000
Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, California residency
1998-2005
VALA /Visual Arts Literary Arts, East Bay schools, arts curriculum development
1993
Artist in Residence, I.O.U. Poet's Theater, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Selected Visual Design for Theater/Opera/ Dance
2007
Artifact, Graphic score and projection, performed by Rovate ODC, San Francisco
2005
Bertha, Queen of Sweden, play by Kenneth Koch directed by Mac McGinnes for Poet’s Theater, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA
2004
Very Rainy Night & Lexington Avenue, two plays by Frank O'Hara, directed by Mac McGinnes for Poet’s Theater, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA Pamela Z Voci ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
2003
Performing Objects Stationed in the SubWorld, play by Carla Harryman, directed by Jim Cave 25th Anniversary, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
2000
A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, opera by Erling Wold/Max Ernst, directed by Jim Cave, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, produced by Opera America and Paul Dresher Ensemble
1997
The Butterfly by Bijan Mofid, directed and translated from Farsi by Zara Houshmand with Darvag Iranian Theater Company, Randall Museum Theater, San Francisco, CA
1996
The Breasts of Tiresias, opera by Poulenc/Apollinaire, directed by Marvin Klebe, Cinnabar Opera Theatre, Petaluma, CA
1995
Goya's L.A., by Leslie Scalapino, directed by Carla Harryman, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1995
A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, opera premiere by Erling Wold/Max Ernst, directed by Jim Cave, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, ODC Dance Company, choreography by KT Nelson, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1992
Thicket, by Susan Griffin, directed by Mary Forcade, Life on the Water and Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA
Private Eye, by Nightletter Theater, directed by Jim Cave, Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA
1991
Hunger, by Peter Mattei, directed by Mary Forcade, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
The Magic Flute, Mozart, Spreckels Performing Arts Theater, Rohnert Park, CA
1990
Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, directed by Marvin Klebe, Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Bluebeard's Castle, Bartok, directed by Marvin Klebe, Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Emperor of Atlantis, opera by Victor Ullman, originated in Terezin Concentration Camp, directed by Ann Woodhead, Cinnabar Opera Theatre, Petaluma, CA
1978
Summer Festival of Opera & Contemporary Music, Chartres, Dijon, Vezelay, France
Selected Bibliography / Catalogues
2011
O'Malley, Susan, Factor XX catalogue, Los Gatos Museum of Art
2009
Solnit, Rebecca and Burger, Mary Groundwork ORO Editions
2007
Baker, Kenneth, “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 15.
Cheng, Dewitt, “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross,” Art Ltd. West Coast Art and Design, October.
Hamilton, Roxanne Power, ed., Viz. Inter-Arts: Event, A Trans-Genre Anthology
Solnit, Rebecca, Groundwork, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Catalogue.
2006
Howard, Ezra Claire, “A Tropical Street for Healing Children,” D4 Dusseldorf.
2004
Baker, Kenneth, “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 17.
2000
Kosman, Joshua, “Fevered Dreams,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 14.
1998
Cseko, Kristina, “Art From S.F. to Budapest,” Budapest News, February.
1997
Garcia, Chris, “Breasts of Tiresias,” Press Democrat, April 18.
1995
Chang, Ching, “Ernst Opera,” San Francisco Bay Times, January 9.
Harvey, Dennis, ”A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 15.
Sizenski, Liz, “Ecstasy's Revolution,” San Francisco Weekly, January 18.
Kosman, Joshua, “Surrealist Ernst Novel Inspires Dreamy Opera,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 28.
Boone, Charles, “Max Ernst Opera,” P – Form, Spring.
1991
Brady, Lee, “A Grim Fairy Tale,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, October.
Fleming, Eileen, “Director Has Appetite for Gloom,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 27.
Rosenberg, Scott. “Hunger Leaves Audience Hungry,” San Francisco Examiner, October 30.
Win, Steven, “Playwright Puts It All Out on the Table,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 31.
1990
Bammer, Richard, ”Perrault, Ravel, Bartok,” Courrier, January 19.
Fish, Tim, “Bluebeard, Not For Everyone,” The Press Democrat, February 2.
Schiller, Karla, “Season Begins on Sublime Note,” Argus Courrier, February 2.
Bammer, Richard, “Rousing Centerpiece for the Summer Music Festival,” Argus Courrier, August.
1989
Reveaux, Tony, “Amy Trachtenberg at Show N Tell,” Artweek, November 29.
Butterfields, “Art Against AIDS” catalogue
“Line and Form,” Hatley Martin Gallery, catalogue by Robert F. Johnson
1988
“National Invitational Collage Show,” Santa Rosa Jr. College Gallery, catalogue
1984
“Celebration of Form,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, catalogue by Michael Bell
1982
“Tendances de la Peinture Abstraite, European Invitational”; Paris, Grenoble, Sens, Montpellier, Toulouse, France; catalogue by Gerard Xuriguera
Selected Work and Collaborations / Literary Publications
Harvard Review 33, Harvard University edited by Christina Thompson 2007
Viz. Inter-Arts: Event, A Trans- Genre Anthology edited by Roxanne Power Hamilton 2007
Zzyzzyva 10th anniversary, We Address, with poet Norma Cole
Mirage edited by Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy 2003
Aerial 8 / Barrett Watten
Five Fingers Review, SKIN edited by Patricia Dienstfrey, Natural History of Market Street 2002
VOLT edited by Gillian Conoley 1996
Markzine, Deb Marks, image text The Games with poet Carla Harryman 1999
Chain image text The Games with poet Carla Harryman 1999
avec edited by Norma Cole, image text with poet Carla Harryman 1999



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