Jean Robison: CV


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Born in San Francisco, Ca.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, Ca.

EDUCATION
MFA Intermedia, California State University, Long Beach 2006
BFA Printmaking, Sonoma State University 1999

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
(*solo **with Finishing School)

2016 Executive Order Karaoke - The Obama Years, with Joseph G. Cruz, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, Il**
(August 2016)
Evasion Yoga Workshop, RMCAD, Lakewood, CO** (July 2016)
Bliss, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO** (June 2016)
Artists Live Here, Organized by Pro Arts, Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA**
Lazy Susan, Curated by Kio Griffith and Irie Ichiro, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland**
Evasion Yoga, Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA**
3rd Biennial Sculpture in the Garden, The Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA**
Privacy and Surveillance in the Post Snowden Era, Visual Artist Group, Los Angeles, CA**

2015 Yes We Scan, Ochoymedio Ecuador, Film Screening and Conference organized by Elvis Fuentes, Quito,
Ecuador **
We Will Show You Fear In A Handful of Dust, Mainframe, Seattle, Wa **
ARTVENICE Biennale 3, Biennial Project, Venice, Italy **

2014 WETLAB organized by How to Live in Irvine: Model Cities, Master Plans (Catherine Liu, Lev Anderson,
and Ed Bopp), Great Park, Irvine, Ca. **
God Will Not Have His Work Made Manifest By Cowards
curated by Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg and
Astri Swendsrud, Light and Wire Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. **
Luminocity,
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Psychic Barber,
The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Ca. **
Moonlighting: An exhibition of Crossroads' Teaching Artists,
Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
Thaumatrope,
Curated by Summercamp's Project Project, First Street Gallery, Claremont, Ca.
We Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust
, Occidental College, Los Angeles Ca. **
(en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, For Your Art, Los Angeles, Ca.
The Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY

2013 Psychic Barber with Finishing School Collective, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, Ca. **
Masters of Irreverence,
Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. press release
I Think We're Ready to go to the Next Sequence: The Legacy of the Hallifers
, with 23E Laboratories,
Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2012 * Camera Ready, RawMaterials, Los Angeles, Ca.
Letting Go, Dubai Marina, Silverene Towers, Dubai, united Arab Emirates
* Triangle Ellipse, PØST, Los Angeles, Ca.
Telling the Futures
, Summercamp's Project Project, Los Angeles, Ca.
Faculty Show
, Art Gallery@ Long Beach City College, Long Beach, Ca.

2011 Ancient History, Kamikaze Exhibition at PØST curated by Nathan Bockelman, Los Angeles, Ca.
When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out
, Paredon Blanco, Los Angeles, Ca.
2nd Fridays Screening July: Curated by Kiel Johnson, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, Ca

2010 ...and Rising, two person show, The Collaborative: A project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and the
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach Ca.
Polygraph Book Project,
A collaborative exhibition initiated by a book, 936 1/2 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, Ca.
Learning Music Monthly: The Biologic Imperative, Cover artist, Season 2, Issue 2 view/listen

2009 Double Vision: A Dual Channel Video Festival, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Ind.
Exposed, EXPO Building, Long Beach, Ca.
 *The Map Quest,
Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, Ca.
*The Map Quest (an online project in collaboration with Jocelyn Foye), Fette's Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

2008
Projection, Salon Oblique, Venice, Ca.
 Choice Cuts, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, La.
 LA2ND, Biscuits and Gravy Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind.
 Crossing the Line, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, Ca..

2007 The Collective Body, Galerie Califia, Horaždovice, Czech Republic
Jean Robison/Max Warsh, Me and You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, Ca.
Time Lapse, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, Ca.
Elicitnix, SCA Gallery, Pomona, Ca.
Sweeney Vision, Sweeney Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, Ca.
I Just Can’t Get Enough, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, Ca
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2006 From the Darkness Comes, Curated by Charlie White, Compact Space, Los Angeles, Ca. read press release
Captive, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.
Fortnight II, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, Ca.
MFA WMDs The 2nd Annual L.A. Weekly Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica, Ca.
Specious: A Momentary Video Exhibition, ART2102 Off-site Series, Los Angeles, Ca.
Public/Private LA, Curated by Kyungmi Shin, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Ca.
Organica, enView Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
Long Beach > Brooklyn > Long Beach, Tillie’s, Brooklyn, NY.
I Could Do That: Contemporary Art & Its Audience, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, Ca.
Money Is No Object, AM Project, Los Angeles, Ca.
You Two, Breathing Space, Los Angeles, Ca.
LBC, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, Ca.
Photo Exhibition, Juror: George Dinhaupt, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, Ca.
Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself, The Office, Huntington Beach, Ca.
*Don’t Even Try To Picture Energy As You Would A Common Object,
MFA Thesis Show, The Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.

2005 Southern Exposure, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca.
Converging Artists, Union Artspace, Santa Ana, Ca.
25.35, Curated by Erik Geschke, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
Insights, University Art Museum, Long Beach, Ca.
Fantastic Realities, Werby Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.
Revelations: Visions of Paradise Signs of the Apocalypse, Curated by Linda Day, Werby Gallery,
CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.
*Moby Dick, Merlino Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.

2004 Long Beach In Santa Ana, Tony Danza Gallery, Santa Ana, Ca.
Graduate Show, Juried by Roland Reiss, The Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
Boundary Crossings, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.
*Open The Gap, Gallery Five, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca.

2003 Stained Dreamscapes, The Werby Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, Ca

2002 *Jean Robison-New Photographs, Memphis Gallery, Costa Mesa, Ca
Soul Surreal
, Star Shoes Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
Big Wave IV, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.

2000 Interior, Galeria Alianza Francesa, Oaxaca, Mexico
Fusion, Universidad Del Surreste, Oaxaca, Mexico

1998
Small Works Show, The California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, Ca.

AWARDS, HONORS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2013 to present Member of the Finishing School Art Collective
2016 Artist Talk - Chapman University
2015 Artist Talk - USC School of Cinematic Arts
2014 Artist Talk and Panel Discussion - Art and Military Visuality, Occidental College
2013 Recipient Pasadena ArtNight Minigrant
2012 Facebook Artist Residency at Chloë Flores
2008 Speaking Honorarium, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
2008 Projections Library inclusion, Projections on Lake, Pasadena, Ca.
2007 Artist Talk - Computing Arts, California State University, Long Beach, Ca.
2006 Artist Talk - Photography Symposium – South Orange County School of the Arts, Dana Point, Ca.
2006 Artist Talk - Video Art, California State University, Long Beach, Ca.
2006 Artist Talk - Whittier College, Whittier, Ca.
2006 Artist Talk - California State University, Long Beach, Ca.
2005 Marilyn Werby Scholarship
2004 College of the Arts Baker Award
1997 Benziger Family Winery Scholarship


CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2012 Co-founder of Hermon La Prada's International Flat Files, inaugural exhibition Letting Go, Dubai, U.A.E. HLP

2011 to present Co-founder of Obracadobra International Artist Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico

2011
The Virtual Self a solo exhibition by Matilde Hoffman, a photographic exhibition drawn from a class I taught at the University of Southern California. more info

2006 Coordination and design of a photo gallery in the Harbor Commssion's boardroom.
Port of Long Beach. A selection of fifteen large format photographs was made from
the Port's extensive archive, a design concept was made and installation was facilitated.

2005 First Annual Greater LA MFA Invitational Exhibition Co-Curator/Organizer
California State University, Long Beach Gallery Complex, Long Beach, Ca. greaterlamfa.com
A student run exhibition, which created a forum for dialogue among the
many and diverse MFA programs throughout the Los Angeles area.
Works from over forty artists were included.

2004 Sunday Best The Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
A showing of emerging and established artists based in
Los Angeles. With a variety of media, these artists explore themes of
sexuality, disaster, memory, perception, sincerity, love and intimacy.
The show featured the work of CSULB students and faculty as well as
work from artists outside of the University.

BIBILIOGRAPHY
Michael D. Shear, "The Rise of the Drone Master: Pop Culture Recasts Obama", The New York Times,
April 29, 2014.
"The Whitney Houston Biennial Is Here to Make Your Feminist Art Dreams Come True", The Huffington Post March 2014 read article
Dirk Gore, "'Exposed,' GLOBAL Inaugural Exhibition," Beachcomber, October 2009. read article
Shirlie Gottlieb, "Dipping Into the Well of CSULB Talent," Press-Telegram, July 20, 2007. read article
Tom Christie & Holly Myers, "Afterschool Art," LA Weekly, Sept. 8-14, 2006. Vol. 28. read article
Coffey, Justin, "Each of These Things Is Unlike the Other," The OC Weekly, April 2006. read article
Bermudez, Julian, " Organica At enView Grows On Observer," The Long Beach Gazette, August 2006. read article