Brian Gross Fine Art
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Lewis deSoto
Appellation: Calistoga 3, 01.23.10
Appellation: Napa 2, 05.22.08
Appellation: Napa 4, 10.12.07
Appellation: St. Helena, CA, #6.12.07, 2007

KLS Louis the Cruel, 2006



KLS Music of Doom, 2006



The Restoration, 2006

La Cena Pasada, 2002

La Cena Pasada (detail), 2002

Forest, 1986-1993

Tideline 2, 1984
Observatory (Site Projects), 1983



Parallel Structures (Site Projects), 1981-1986



Forty First (Memorium series), 2002



Wave System (Site Projects), 1981-1986



Born
1954
San Bernardino, CA
Education
1981
Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1978
Bachelor of Art in Studio Art with a Religious Studies minor, University of California, Riverside
Awards
2004
Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists
1999
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, Visual Arts
1996-97
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship/Other Genres
1992
California Arts Council Fellowship for Installation/New Genre                    
Solo Exhibitions
2011
Appellation Series, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, CA
Ransom: An Art Installation, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2009
Before After, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, catalog
2008
Paranirvana, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Tales of Power, diRosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2007
Selected Works, Brian Gross at One Post, San Francisco, CA
Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
2006
Selected Works, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004
Paranirvana, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, catalog
Paranirvana, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, catalog
Paranirvana, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, catalog
2002
Paranirvana, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Recollection (Toward Oblivion), College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
La Cena Pasada, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Paranirvana, Worcester Art Museum, MA
The End of Desire, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA
2000
Ship, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
Paranirvana, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University, MO
Five Figures, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999
Recumbent, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Recital, List Visual Arts Center, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
Ship, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Kalpa, I-Space, Chicago, IL
1997
Kalpa and Passenger, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dervish, Metronòm, Barcelona, Spain
1996
Tahquitz, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Sound of the Trumpet, ARTPACE, San Antonio, TX
1995
Site Works 1983-86, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Observatory, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Four Interventions, Des Moines Art Center, IA
Interrogation, (for Counterspace Project), Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994
Crossing/Cruzandose, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Falling, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993
Tahualtapa Project and Video Room, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Crossing/Cruzandose, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA
Killing Time, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Observatory, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
1992
Alas Time, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Kísh Tétayawet/Dream House/Wampkísh, Installation with James Luna, Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
OFFICE, Wise Taylor Partnerships @ Rose Court, London, UK
1991
The Language of Paradise, Artists Space, New York, NY
The Songs of Menil, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pé Túkmiyat, Pé Túkmiyat (Darkness, Darkness), San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Language of Paradise, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, U.C. Berkeley, CA  
1990
Háypatak, Witness, Kansatsusha, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, CA
Garage, with Dale Kistemaker, Secession Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Air, Aviary, The Language of Paradise, Edison Song (Tesla Sings for a Deaf Edison), Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
Active Color: Works by Marco Casentini and Lewis deSoto, One Post Street, San Francisco, CA
2012
Tahquitz, Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, CA
2011
Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
2009
Altered States: The Collection in Context, di Rosa Gallery, Napa, CA
Paper/Mylar/Vellum, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Attempt To Raise Hell, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Cosmologies: Anything that exists has a beginning, Vancouver Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, B.C., catalog
2008
The Missing Peace, Hillside Terrace, Shibuya, Tokyo, catalog
Magnolia Tapestry Project, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
Pursuit of the Spirit, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Art from the North Bay Wine Country/Muse Among the Vines, Oakland Museum of Califonia/Oakland International Airport
The Question is Known (w)here is Latin American/Latino Art?, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2007
3 × 3, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Excavations, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Home Sweet Home, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
There’s No Place Like Here, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2003
Lewis deSoto, Linda Connor, Bill Ivey, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, NC
The Invisible Thread, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, NY
2002
Permeable Boundaries, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York, NY
Summer Group Show and Invitational, Bill Maynes Gallery, NY
2001
Eureka Fellowship Award Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Eureka Fellowship Award Artists, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 
Eureka Too! Fellowship Awards 1999-2000, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2000
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Arboresence, Paradise Ridge Sculpture Park, Santa Rosa, CA
Noisemakers, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississsauga, Ontario, Canada
1999
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba-Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
MIR. Art in Space, Comune di Bolzano, Stadgemeinde Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
1998
Back Room Noise, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
Dromology: Ecstacies of Speed, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Paullina Cupana, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
Landscape and Memory, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Plugged In, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
When Borders Migrate, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
The Best of the Season, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1996
Brazil-USA Exchange, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fragments, Museu D’Art Contemporani, Barcelona;Koldo Metxelena, San Sebastián, Spain
NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Matters of the Heart, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Almaraz to Zuniga: Hispanic Artists from the BankAmerica Collection, A.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
1995
Points of Entry: Tracing Cultures, Ansel Adams Center, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA; Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo ex Templo de Santa Teresa la Antigua, Mexico City
Threshold/Limiares, Fundação De Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Facing Eden, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
1994
Los Angeles Mind Quakes, DeBeyerd Center For Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands
Issues of Image, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Marking Time, Sigma Gallery, New York, NY
Landscape As Metaphor, Visions of America in the Late Twentieth Century, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Home Video: Redefined, Center for Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Color in the Shadows: Bay Area Cyberart, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
1993
Indian Territories, Renée Fotouhi Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Contemporary Identities, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Bas Jan Ader, Lewis deSoto, David Deutch, Maureen Gallace, Rodney Graham, Mary Lucier, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Multiple World: An International Survey of Artist Books, The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Producing Columbus, Claremont Colleges Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
1992
The Spatial Drive, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Turning The Map, Camerawork Limited, London, U.K.
1991
Three Archaeologies, California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside
1990
Biennial I, California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside
Waterworks, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Earth Day 1990: Artists Respond To The Environment, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA
1989
Night Light, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1988
Natural Selection: The Terrain of Southern California, Riverside Art Museum, CA   
Sum of the Parts, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Selected Collections
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
René di Rosa, Napa, CA
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Long Beach Museum of Art, Video Collection, Long Beach, CA
Media Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Corporation, Bellevue, WA
Joel and Sherry Mallin, New York, NY
Joseph and Elaine Monsen, Seattle, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of History and Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
David O’Mara, San Jose, CA
Neuberger Berman, New York
Tom Patchett, Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Arts Commission, AZ
Safeco Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Art Commission
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal
Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA
Syntex Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.
Rafael Tous, Barcelona, Spain
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Robert Wilson, New York, NY
Public Projects
2009
City of New York, Roberto Clementé Plaza, South Bronx
2007
City of San Francisco, Laguna Honda Hospital History Project, tapestries
2006
City of Oakland, Oakland Estuary Project, Design Collaboration with John Roloff, Sasaki and Associates
San Francisco International Airport, “Sister Cities Project,” 15 light projections
2004
City of San José, Animal Care Center, San José, CA, “Shelter,” Frieze, sculpture and wall works
2003
University of Texas, San Antonio, Downtown Campus, “Labyrinth Gateway”, Sculpture
2002
STart-Sound Transit Light Rail Project, First Hill Station, Seattle, Washington, Collaboration with Nobuho Nagasawa.
Artist, City of San Francisco, Laguna Honda Hospital History Project, tapestries
2000
San Francisco State University College of Creative Arts Complex, San Francisco, CA, Exterior and Interior Architectural Treatments Design.
2001
Artist, City of San José, Animal Care Center, San José, CA, “Shelter,” Frieze, sculpture and wall works
1999
Sony Corporation Regional Headquarters, San Jose, CA, Courtyard Design and Sculpture
Seattle Art Commission, Seattle, WA, Sand Point Naval Station. Project Funded: “Liberty” Sound work for outdoor area
1998
San Francisco Arts Commission, Civic Center Historic District Improvement Project, Architects: Andy Maloney, John Thomas, San Francisco Department of Public Works, Simon, Martin-Vegue, Winkelstein,Moris with Lori Olsen.
San Francisco Arts Commission, International Airport Design Team (Artists: Vito Acconci, Jamie Carpenter and SuChen Hung Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,). Project funded: “On The Air”, 12,000 square foot terrazzo floor
San Francisco Arts Commission, Court House Design Team (Architects, Mark Cavagnero, Hood/Miller, Ross/Druliss) Project funded: Jury AssemblyRoom
1992
Phoenix Arts Commission, Phoenix International Airport, “A Lineage of Wings”, 44 laser-etched glass panels spanning 760’ skybridge
San Francisco Arts Commission, Market Street Art in Transit Program, “Crossings: Native Lives and Junipero Serra,” Bus Poster, 4’x6’
1989
San Francisco State University. “The Creative Presence”, Digital Photo-Mural, 19’x6’
Nine-One-One Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA, August-October, Homes for Art, “Apparition of Passion, (St. Joan of Arc)”, The Ventura House (former convent for the Immaculate Conception Church), Seattle, WA, Projection, electronics and lighting
Selected Video Screenings
2004
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH
2003
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2002
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2000
University of Texas, San Antonio
1997
Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Circulo des Belles Artes, Madrid, Spain
Metrònom, Barcelona, Spain
1995
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1994
San Francisco Art Institute
1993
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
University of Göthenberg, Göthenberg, Sweden
Claremont Graduate School
University of California, Irvine
1992
CalArts, Valencia, CA
Media Foundation, San Francisco, CA
1990
Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Monterey, CA
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, “Myth Into Art” Symposium
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
University of California, Riverside
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1989
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Artist In Residence
2000
Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA, one month residency
1997-98
List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
1996
Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, 3 month residency
1990
Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA, ten month residency
Publications
The DeSoto Conquest, Jordan Biren, Video, 21 minutes, 2005
Lewis deSoto: Spirit and Matter, Helaine Posner, Stephanie Hanor with forward by Dan Mills, Bucknell University Press, 48 Pages. 2003
Lewis deSoto: Ship, Cameron, Dan, “Total Immersion”, SmartArt Press, 40 pages, 18 color illustrations, 1998
Anthology of Artists’ Writings, “Wandering,” Lewis deSoto with Eve Andrée Laramée, Maurizio Pelligrin, editor, Trieste Contemporanea, Italy, 1998
Grand Street #62 (Identity), “Kalpa [portfolio], pages 88-92, September 1997
Tate (UK), “Heat and Cold”, Artist project with Dorothy Cross, Issue 10, Winter 1996, 48-52.
KINGDOMS, Lewis deSoto & Rebecca Solnit, 50 pages, California Museum Of Photography Press,1993
BLAST: Remaking Civilization, Contributor, edited and published by X-Art Foundation, New York,1993
Blast: The Spatial Drive, Contributor, edited and published by X-Art Foundation, New York, 1992
Selected Bibliography
2007
Torres, Anthony, “Obsession, Art and Artifacts from Sonoma Private Collections,” Whitehot Magazine, November.
Shuster, Robert, “The Icon’s Icon,” The Village Voice, July 31st.
Lentini, Lara Kristen, “No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art,” Art Papers, January/February.
2006
Hawkins, Margaret, “Dalai Lama Tribute Uneven, But Brilliant at Best,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 1st.
Rosenberg, Randy, The Missing Peace, Artists and the Dalai Lama, 2006, 171 pages.
Malooley, Jake, “Artists Give Peace a Chance,” Time Out/Chicago, Issue 87, Oct 26th-November 1st.
Artner, Alan G., “Art of Peace: 88 Views on the Dalai Lama,” Chicago Tribune, November 2nd.
Baker, Kenneth, “Galleries, Patrick Wilson, Paintings, Lewis deSoto, Recent Works,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 21st
Gencchio, Ben, “Visions of Native Americans in Today’s World,” New York Times, September 16th.
Cowin, Alison Leigh, “A Pile of Blankets. . .,” New York Times, August 25th.
M.du Tan, S.A., The Missing Peace-88 Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Coagula, June.
Paglia, Michael, “Turf Wars,” Denver Westword, March 2nd.
2005
Garfinkel, Perry, “Buddha Rising,” National Geographic Magazine, December, pages 88-109.
Wei, Lilly, Olivia Georgia, The Invisible Thread, Buddhist Spirit In Contemporary Art, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 112 pages.
2004
Panicelli, Ida, “The Invisible Thread,” Artforum International, February, page 153.
2003
Artner, Alan G. “deSoto’s Buddha Dazzling and Disarming,” The Chicago Tribune, April 11
2002
Hanor, Stephanie. "Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana Self-Portrait.” Lewis de Soto: Paranirvana (self-portrait), exhibition catalogue, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University
Posner, Helaine. “Lewis deSoto: Spirit and Matter,” Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (self-portrait), exhibition catalogue, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University
Rapku, John. “Lewis deSoto at the Headlands Center for the Arts,” Art Week, January/February
2001
Sherman, Mary. “DeSoto reaches ‘Paranirvana’,” Boston Herald
Lloyd, Ann Wilson. “Report from St. Louis: Art Under the Arch,” Art in America, July (illustrated).
Bonetti, David. “Eureka Exhibition Much Improved” San Francisco Chronicle, February 1
Fischer, Jack. “Artists to Keep an Eye On,” San Jose Mercury News, January 14.
Maxwell, Diane ed. Eureka Fellowship Award Artists, exhibition catalogue, San Jose Museum of Art
2000
Castro, Jan Garden. “Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana,” Sculpture, December, pp. 70-71, illustrated
Humphrey, David. Art Issues, November/December
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, Art in Review, September 29
1999
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, Art in Review, October 29.
Levin, Kim. The Village Voice, Voices Choices, November 16.
1998
Riddell, Jennifer. Lewis deSoto: Recital, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 9 - December 27 (with an introduction by the artist)
Cameron, Dan. Lewis deSoto, Smart Art Press, Volume 4, Number 39
1997
Zimmer, William. “A Gallery Sampler at the Aldrich,” The New York Times, December 14
1996
Picazo, Glòria, “Photography: New Territories for Reality,” catalog essay in Fragments, Museu D’Art Contemporani, Barcelona
Cross, Dorothy and deSoto, Lewis. “Heat and Cold”, Tate, Issue 10, Winter
Freeman, David. “New Works: 96.2 at ArtPace”, Voices of Art, July/August, Vol.4, No. 2
Bowyer, Leslie. “Getting Coexistence”, PitchWeekly, August 1st
Alice Thorson. “Legends of Cahuillan Indians Come to Life in ‘Tahquitz’”, Kansas City Star, July 5
Sodders, Lisa. “Man-made Magic and Myths,” The Capital-Journal, June 30
Martin, Victoria. “‘Tracing Cultures’ at the Museum of Photographic Arts,” Artweek, February, Vol. 27, No. 2
1995
José Luis Brea. “Threshold”, Artforum, November
Nusbaum, Eliot. “Art’s Space”, Des Moines Sunday Register, July 16
Cameron, Dan. “On Crossing Boundaries,” Threshold/Limares, Fundaçao de Serralves
Robinson, Joan Seeman. “Landscape As Metaphor”, Artforum, Summer
Rapoport, Sonya. “Color in the Shadows”, Leonardo, Vol. 28, No. 1
1994
Hummer, Tracey C. “Landscape As Metaphor”, dialogue, November-December
Litt, Steven. “Museum, Artists Explore New Vistas”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November
Hall, Jacqueline. “Landscape On Massive Scale,” Columbus Dispatch, October 23
Dickinson, Carol V. “Landscape As Metaphor,” ARTNews, October
Wilson, Malin. “Art Explores Religion, Culture,” Journal North, September 1
Clemmer, David. “Lewis deSoto, Crossing/Cruzandose,” THE Magazine
Deats, Suzanne. “Tension Symbolism Permeate CCA Show,” Albuquerque Journal, August 18
Barnet-Sanchez,Holly. “Interview with Lewis deSoto”, Crossing/Cruzandose, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM



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