Brian Gross Fine Art
EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS
GALLERY

sono osato
Giyan Tepe (Triptych), 2015
Hansalu, 2010
Arvand Rud, 2016
Niniveh, 2008
Umma, 2009
Silent Language #6 (Diptych), 2006
Silent Language #5, 2006
Silent Language #3, 2006
Munen Muso, 1998



Zarmeena, 2005
Cipher, 1999-2003
Cipher, 1999-2003
Cipher, 1999-2003
Ciphers, 2003



The Diction Series (polkadots), 2001



Born
1960
Baden Baden, Germany
Education
1986
MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
1983
BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe
Solo Exhibitions
2009
Babylon: The Buried Language Series, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2007
Silent Language, Gallery Twenty-Four, Brooklyn, New York
2006
Destinations, Outdoor Projection of Revenant, Art in Odd Places, Lower East Side, New York, New York, curated by Jeremy Helton
2005
Angels in Dust, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2004
Revenant, Simultaneous Projections, DUMBO Arts Center, “Art under the Bridges Festival,” Brooklyn, New York
2003
Echo: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2002
Paintings/ Assemblages, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Plaza, San Francisco, California
2000
Robert Lowery Gallery, Athens, Georgia
1999
New Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Permanent floor installation, Natalie & James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
1998
S(o)UND, Natalie & James Thompson Gallery, San Jose University, San Jose, California
1994
S(P)OO(o)R, Terrain, San Francisco, California
It’s Kinda Like a Ratatouille, A La Carte Restaurant, Berkeley, California
1993
Performance and reading for Beyond the Written Word, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Oakland Drawers, Oakland Museum Sculpture Court, California
1992
New Sculpture, Terrain, San Francisco, California
1991
Turn of the Century Fine Art, Berkeley, California
Utland, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Laguna Art Museum Satellite at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California
Monoprints, Terrain, San Francisco, California
Davis Art Center, Davis, California
1989
Innojo Eard Onacna, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, California
New Work, Terrain, San Francisco, California
1986
New Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
1985
California College of Art and Craft Graduate Gallery, Oakland
1982
Harry Wood Art Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
The Right Amount of Wrong, Curated by Lovina Purple, ISE Foundation, New York, New York
Traces, Presented by Armchair/Shotgun, 7 Dunham, Brooklyn, New York
2013
A Cage Went in Search of a Bird, Radiator Arts, New York, New York
2011
Piece of Mind, Elga Wimmer, New York, New York
2010
Summer Collage Show, ACA Galleries, New York, New York
2008
33 Washington: A Retrospective, Rabbithole Studios, Brooklyn, New York
Art Auction for Louisiana ArtWorks, Louisana Artworks, New Orleans
Beauty’s Burden, The Ernest Rubinstein Gallery at the Educational Alliance, New York, New York
2007
CCA(C) at di Rosa Preserve: Celebration of CCA’s Centennial with Prominent Alumni in the Collection, Napa, Cailfornia
Honoring CCA at 100: Works by Arneson, De Forest, Fleming, Osato and Solomon, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Tuttavia Povera, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey
2006
2006 International Assemblage Artists Exhibition, GALLERY twenty-four, Berlin
Egg Drop Soup, Salon on South Second, Brooklyn, New York
Impromptu, DAC (Dumbo Art Center), Brooklyn, New York
Remnants, Lemmons Contemporary, New York, New York
Three Person Show (with Tatiana Parcero & osCAr Munoz), Gaviria-Lorduy Fine Arts, Brooklyn, New York
Winter Auction, DAC, Brooklyn, New York
2005
Winter Auction, DAC, Brooklyn, New York
2004
Winter Auction, DAC, Brooklyn, New York
2000
Metamorphosis, Fifth Season Gallery, Tracy, California
Time CApsule, Refusalon, San Francisco, California
1999
Recent Works by Alumni, California College of Art and Crafts, Oakland
Faculty Show, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado
Meaning and Message: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection, The Oakland Museum, California
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Refusalon, San Francisco, California
Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Requiem: Living Artists Eulogize a Dying Century, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
The Living Legend of Fluxus, Spokane Falls Community Center, Spokane, Washington
1998
Secrets of Nature, Paradise Wood Sculpturegrove, Santa Rosa, California
1997
The Art Orchestra (A Sculptor’s Ensemble), performed at Florence Gould Theater. Written and directed by Tom Marioni.
1996
Sculpture Walk, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California
Trace, The Dead Space Gallery, Portland, Maine
CCAC: Past, Present, and Future, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California
Re-In-CAR-Nation, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Samplings, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995
Roots in Asia (two person show with Joe Sugayam), Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Public Art/Public Space/Public Process, South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California
Pulling the Weight, Works, San Jose, California
1994
Wunderkammer, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
1993
Filler, Terrain, San Francisco, California
Trash, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
1992
The Ecology Show, The Gap, Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, California
1991
Woman Image Now Honor Exhibition Series, Hayden Library, Arizona State University, Tempe
11 at 1111: New California Sculpture, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
1990
Wall Sculpture: The Art Found Objects, Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California
Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum, California
Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, California
1989
Fresh Views, San Joe Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Eye Sores, curated by Nayland Blake, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California
1988
From Ashes to Veiled Beatitudes, Terrain, San Francisco, California
1987
Elementary My Dear, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
1986
Master’s Exhibition, CCAC, Oakland, California
1985
New Art in the West, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
1983
Another Exhibition of Paintings, The Lyceum, Arizona State University, Tempe, curator and participant
1982
An Exhibition of Paintings, The Lyceum, Arizona State University, Tempe, curator and participant
Public Collections
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Awards
2008
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2000
Change, Inc. Grant
1999
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1997
Djerassi Foundation Artist in Residency, Smip Ranch, Woodside, California
1995
Contemporary Art Center of Herblay, Artist in Residence, Pontoise, France
1994
Art Matters Inc. Grant
1989
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1988
Djerassi Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, Ridge Vineyard
Loci, Award Exhibition, “Best of Show,” 1988 Pro Arts Annual
Djerassi Foundation Artist in Residency, Smip Ranch, Woodside, California
Speaking
2000
Guest Speaker, University of California, Berkeley
1999
Interview on Video, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Guest Speaker, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Guest Speaker, University of California, Berkeley
1998
Guest Speaker, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
1996
Interview, Women in the Arts, KALX, Berkeley, California
Panelist, All Else…Being Equal?, CCAC, San Francisco, California
1995
Guest Speaker, Graduate Seminar with Bette Borgoine, San Francisco Art Institute
1994
Guest Speaker, Sonoma State University, California
Guest Speaker, University of California, Berkeley
1992
Excerpts from Stone Soup, broadcast on Word and Image, KPFA 94FM Public Radio, Berkeley, California
Stone Soup, producer and hostess of private reading and performance series
Panelist, Asian American Arts Conference, University of California, Berkeley
1991
Guest Speaker, Pro Arts Open Studios: Collecting Art in the Bay Area, Pro Arts
Guest Speaker, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Guest Speaker, University of California, Davis
Guest Speaker, Davis Arts Center, Davis, California
1990
Guest Speaker, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri
Panelist, Culture Under Fire, Greater Kansas City Coalition Against Censorship, KCAI
Guest Speaker, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Guest Speaker, Graduate Seminar with John Roloff, Mills College, Oakland, California
1989
Panelist, N. California Sculpture Symposia, The Art of Place, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California
Guest Speaker, Arizona State University, Tempe
Guest Speaker, Graduate Seminar with Raymond Saunders, California College of Arts and Crafts
Interview, State of the Arts, KUSP 89 FM Public Radio, Santa Cruz, California
1987
Guest Speaker, Art Talks, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
Teaching
2001
Intermediate Painting & Foundation 2-D, University of Georgia, Athens
2000
Intermediate Painting & Foundation 2-D, University of Georgia, Athens
Independent Graduate Studies, California College of Arts, Oakland, California
1999
Open Seminar, Graduate Studies, California College of Arts, Oakland, California
Through the Body; Paint as Substance, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado
1996
The Circle as Paradigm, Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar, California College of Arts
1995
Interdisciplinary Critique, Film, Video, Performance, team taught with William Farley, California College of Arts, Oakland
1994
Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar, California College of Arts, Oakland, California
1993
Graduate Seminar-New Genre, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1992
Interdisciplinary Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Beginning Drawing, Mills College, Oakland, California
1990
Beginning Drawing and Advanced Painting, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri
Bibliography
2005
Baker, Kenneth. “Sono Osato-‘Angels in Dust.’” San Francisco Chronicle, April 2.
2003
Baker, Kenneth. “Objects Speak a Private Code in ‘Silent Language.’” San Francisco Chronicle, April 9.
2002
Baker, Kenneth. “Critic’s Picks.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 7.
2000
Porges, Maria. ArtForum, March.
Bonetti, David. “Charting 35 Years of California Art.” San Francisco Examiner, January 6.
1999
Baker, Kenneth. “Bearable Weightlessness of Being.” San Francisco Chronicle, December 18.
Bonetti, David. “Gallery Watch.” San Francisco Examiner, December 10.
Sherman, Ann Elliot. “Second Impressions, Meaning and Message in Contemporary Art.” The Museum of California, Fall.
Cullum, Jerry. “What’s on the Surface isn’t the Whole Story.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 16.
Fox, Catherine. “Apocalypse Wow.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 29.
1998
Miller, Alicia. “The Secrets of Nature at Paradise Wood Sculpturegrove.” Artweek, July/August.
1997
Meeker, Cheryl. “Beer Drinking Sonata is the Highest Form of Art.” Art Papers, November/December.
1996
Baker, Kenneth. “A Stroll in the Garden.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 4.
1994
Bonetti, David. “Gallery Watch: Revview of Show at Terrain.” San Francisco Chronicle, October 31.
1993
Bonetti, David. “Lazy Gazing at Some Worthy Shows.” San Francisco Examiner, September 2.
Litfin, Katy. “Profile: Sono Osato.” City Life Magazine, July/August.
Carey, Lynn. “Exhibit Invites You to Browse Through Oakland’s Drawers.” Contra Costa Times, June 18.
Thym, Jolene. “Sculpture Offers Visitors to Peek Inside Oakland’s ‘Drawers,’” Oakland Tribune, June 7.
Hull-Webster, Mary. “A Conversation with Sono Osato,” Artweek, May 20.
Bonetti, David. “Down in the Dumps: Uplifting Art.” San Francisco Examiner, January 27.
Baker, Kenneth. “Harlequin Fantasies.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 2.
1992
Jan, Alfred. “Sono Osato at Terrain.” New Art Examiner, December 3.
Cohn, Terri. “The Forgotten and the Familiar.” Artweek, October 22.
Baker, Kenneth. Scavenged Material Becomes Sculpture.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 15.
Fowler, Carol. “Something New Times Three at Recent Art Exhibit Openings.” Contra Costa County Times, September 12.
Van Siclen, Bill. “Terrain at Newport ShowCAses Young Artists.” The Providence Journal, August 21.
1991
Sherman, Ann Elliott. “Detritus and True.” The Metro, San Jose, November 7.
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Poetry from Piles of Stuff.” San Jose Mercury News, November 1.
Bonetti, David. “Sono Osato at Terrain Gallery.” ArtNews, October.
Littlefield, Kinney. “Oakland Artist Explores a Deeper Shade of Black.” The Orange County Register, August 30.
Curtis, Cathy. “There’s More than Meets the Eye at Offbeat Laguna Museum Exhibit.” Los Angeles Times, August 25.
Doubin, Dan. “Come Out, Come Out, Where Ever you Art.” Los Angeles Times, August 15.
Pantalone, John. “Terrain at Newport.” Newport This Week, August 15.
Van Siclen, Bill. “Some New Terrain in Newport.” The Providence Journal, August 9.
Floss, Michael. “Sono Osato at Terrain.” Artweek, April 11.
Baker, Kenneth. “Osato’s Salvage Show at Terrain.” San Francisco Chronicle, April 4.
Bonetti, David. “Artist with a Cinderalla Touch.” San Francisco Examiner, March 29.
1990
Bonetti, David. “Art Show with Democratic Spirit.” San Francisco Examiner, May 25.
Baker, Kenneth. “Vigor and Diversity in Oakland.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 13.
Van Proyen, Mark. “Rampant Diversity.” Artweek, May 10.
Santiago, Chiori. “Talk of the Town.” The Museum of California, Vol. 13, #5, March-April.
Baker, Kenneth. “Chain Reaction at the Arts Commission.” San Francisco Chronicle, December 16.
Ross, Jeanette. “Frosting on a Plain Cake.” Artweek, November 16.
Baker, Kenneth. “Shapeless Smorgasbord of Bay Area Artist.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 12.
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Summing Up the Eighties, ‘Fresh Views’ Looks at Ten Years of Bay Area Art, San Jose Mercury News, November 3.
Baker, Kenneth. “Review of Fuller-Gross Exhibition.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 13.
Baker, Kenneth. “Installation Explores ‘Art/Non Art’ Question.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 2.
Van Proyen, Mark. “A Fashionable Pluralism.” Artweek, February 15.
1989
Baker, Kenneth. Judging the Art and the Jury.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 2.
1988
Paul, Jim. “Saying Everything and/or Nothing.” Artweek, October 2.
Van Proyen, Mark. “Monumental Ideas.” Artweek, October 10.
Baker, Kenneth. “Artists in Command- and Others.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 1.
Van Proyen, Mark. “Diversity and Excellence.” Artweek, April 19.
Cognati, Martina. “Vivere l’Arte A San Francisco.” La Dimensione Dell’a Vanguardia Globale.
Baker, Kenneth. “Big Reach by Oakland Gallery, San Francisco Chronicle, March 10.
1987
Solnit, Rebecca. “A Sense of Presence.” Artwork, July 25.
Baker, Kenneth. “San Francisco Arts Commission Installs Installations.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 2.
Baker, Kenneth. “Pro Arts Shows a Narrow View.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 20.
Baker, Kenneth. “Different Kinds of Raw Art.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 17.
1986
Shere, Charles. “New Art: a Refreshing Gallery Alternative.” The Oakland Tribune, September 2.
Baker, Kenneth. “Sono Osato at New Art.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 4.
1983
Coe, Kathleen. “Review of W.I.N. Show.” Scottsdale Daily Progress, February 11.
1982
Trethewy. “ASU Undergraduate Students Find Location to ShowCAse Art.” Tempe Daily News, November 5.
Publications
2012
Featured Artist, Armchair/Shotgun, Volume 2
2006
Review of “DUMBO: a photographic exhibition of David Krepfle.” Mimosa Extra.
2000
“Home is Inside Me”. Stretcher.org, an online arts magazine.
1999
Southern Exposure 25 Year Silver Anniversary Box Set.
di-Rosa Preserve/Art & Nature, LoCAl Coloring Book, First Edition.
1996
Facing Eden—100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, edited by Stephen Nash.
1995
The Circle as Paradigm Web Page, cCAcsf.edu/image/gallery/individual/homepages/circlepar/circleHP1.html
1991
“Spirituality and the Avante-Garde”, Five Fingers Review.
1988
“A Lot of People Just Don’t Get It”, Crack 3.
1982
“Shifting Perspectives”, Win Journal, Arizona Women in Art, Vol. II.



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