Shane Aslan Selzer www.shaneaslanselzer.com
2004 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS SAN FRANCISCO, CA
M.F.A in Sculpture and M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies
2000 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINâ€“MADISON B.S. in Fine Arts Certificate program in African Studies with emphasis on East African language and literature
Studied abroad in Kenya through National Outdoor Leadership School in 1995.
Studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt through American University in 1998-9.
Sculpture Workshop at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland through Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000
Selected Solo Exhibitions
February 2009 THE SUBURBAN GALLERY OAK PARK, IL
September 2005 LISA DENT GALLERY SAN FRANCISCO, CA
February 2004 WORM-HOLE LABORATORIES MIAMI, FL
Selected Group Exhibitions
September 2010 SAIC SULLIVAN GALLERY Process as Product CHICAGO, IL Curated by Mary Jane Jacobs
April 2010 JAMAICA FLUX 2010 Art As Action JAMAICA QUEENS, NY Curated by Heng-Gil Han for JCAL
November 2009 BRIC ROTUNDA GALLERY Revelatory Tension BROOKLYN, NY Curated by Kalia Brooks
November 2009 â€“April 2010 P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER 1969 LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
Collaboration with BayetÃ© Ross Smith and Hank Willis Thomas titled, Blackenized: Music For Your MoMA
October 2009 DIMENSIONS VARIABLE Buildupâ€“
MIAMI, FL 2 person exhibition with Tom Scicluna
August 2009 THE POOR FARM Poor Farm Inaugural Exhibition WAUPACA COUNTY, WI
Saddle Fitting Clinic Featuring Master Saddle Fitter Gina Perilla
March 2009 THE ARMORY SHOW Socrates Sculpture Park NEW YORK, NY Curated by Alyson Baker
April 2008 THE BAG FACTORY Residency Exhibition JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
September 2007 â€“March 08 SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK EAF Exhibition LONG ISLAND CITY, NY Emerging Artist Fellowship
July 2007 ANDREW KREPS GALLERY Fractured in Aspect NEW YORK, NY Curated by Liz Mulholland
May 2007 THE MUSEO DE ARTE DE CAGUAS AT CIRCA â€™07 SAN JOSE, PUERTO RICO La Calavera del TÃo Sam
September 2006 DIANA LOWENSTEIN GALLERY Hidden Valley Ranch MIAMI, FL Curated by JosÃ© Diaz
September 2010 ARTNET Review PEDRO VELEZ
Feb 23, 2009 NEW CITY Review CLAUDINE ISÃ‰
August 10, 2007 NEW YORK TIMES Week in Review-Fractured in Aspect HOLLAND COTTER p.E31
December 2005 ART FORUM Review GLEN HELFAND p.284
February 2004 MIAMI HERALD Review ALFREDO TRIPP
Awards and Residencies
July 2010 SUMMER STUDIO Visiting Artist Residency CHICAGO, IL
Part of Studio Chicago, a program developed by Mary Jane Jacobs at The School of The Art Institute in Chicago
January to April 2008 THE BAG FACTORY Artist Residency SOUTH AFRICA
June to September 2007 SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK Emerging Artist Fellowship LIC, NY
July 2004 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS VC Travel Grant ROME, ITALY
May 2003 JACK & GERTRUDE MURPHY FOUNDATION Fellowship for Sculpture SF, CA
June 2002 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS All College Honors Writing Award SF, CA
Teaching and Lectures
2010 PARSONS â€“THE NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN Adjunct Lecturer NEW YORK, NY Sculpture 1 Studio
2009 ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Visiting Artist Lecture CHICAGO, IL Invited by TICA (Teaching Institute of Contemporary Art)
2008 â€“Present UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY (S.U.N.Y.) Adjunct Lecturer ALBANY, NY Contemporary Art Issues Graduate Seminar, Graduate Critique Seminar, Graduate Advisor
2008 UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH Visiting Artist Seminar SOUTH AFRICA Led Intensive Fine Arts Seminar titled: Psychogeography; Strategies for a Practice
Fall 2008 FREE ARTS NYC Weekly Mentor Program Facilitator NEW YORK, NY Facilitate class of 12 students and adult volunteers in a weekly after-school arts class with a mentor-artist based project approach.
Novemberâ€“ December 2006 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Program Manager SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Curatorial Practice Seminar Site Researchâ€“Miami Art Basel Fair
Co-facilitated seminar for graduate class based on readings, guest speakers, and intensive site visits during the art fair, culminating in student research presentations postâ€“site visit
October 2006 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Guest Lecture SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Curatorial Practice Workshop Interviews: The Oral Archive
Led graduate level workshop on the conceptual underpinnings of interviews; documenting a conversation and editing for context.
2004 ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND: One Model for Community Collaborations MARIN, CA Panel Moderator at Headlands Center for the Arts
2009 SONGHA & CO. / LANXESS Project Manager NEW YORK, NY Managed the production of The Wheel of Fortune project for artists, Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev, commissioned by Lanxess, exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Oversaw the entire fabrication and installation of this large scale sculpture.
2008â€“Present STARDUST VISIONS Freelance Producer NEW YORK, NY Produced Targetâ€™s fall print campaign, also served as Production Coordinator on various shoots â€“ Coordinated all aspects of commercial photo shoots, mainly for fashion ad campaigns such as Louis Vuitton, Yurman Jewelry, Banana Republic, etc.
2006â€“07 Aâ€“POLITICAL Freelance Production Coordinator NEW YORK, NY Coordinated all aspects of production on 6 select television advertisements for Eliot Spitzerâ€™s Campaign for Governor
2005-06 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Curatorial Practice Program Manager SF, CA Managed all aspects of hosting visiting faculty, developed symposium, and produced departmental publications. Created and grew online archives, assisted the chair, coordinated scheduling and oversaw research assistants.
2004 SUNY PRESS. Editor/Writer SAN FRANCISCO, CA What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art. Purves, Ted. 2004 SUNY Press.
Co-edited the artist handbook section of the book, which gave synopsis of over 100 artistsâ€™ projects. Researched artists, determined criteria for inclusion, wrote synopsis and edited the selections. Co-write a chapter for the book with artist, Cesare Pietrousti
2004-06 JACK HANLEY GALLERY Book Projects Manager SAN FRANCISCO, CA Coordinated special book projects initiated by gallery artists.
2001-04 CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Visiting Artist Lecture Coordinator SF, CA Liaison between departmental faculty, guests and students. Built thematic overlapping within the series, hosted the guest artists within the school and the city, initiated studio visits and group discussions for the student body.
2000-1 NEW ART EXAMINER Editorial Assistant CHICAGO, IL Interned for Executive Editor, Kathryn Hixson during the magazines dramatic full-color relaunch and ultimate fold. Oversaw all book reviews including correspondence with writers, copy editing, and production
2010 STUDIO CHICAGO BLOG Rereading Letters to the Editor CHICAGO, IL An essay on my residency project
2005 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Driving the Line SAN FRANCISCO, CA An essay on Dan Seipleâ€™s project
2004 WHAT WE WANT IS FREE How Do You Pin A Wave Upon the Sand SUNY PRESS Chapter co-authored with Cesare Pietrousti, edited by Ted Purves
2002 ZINE 1113: THE LIAISON Curating Now SF, CA A POor POny Production for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2002 ZINE 412: THE WAY WE TALK The Generosity Project SF, CA A POor POny Production for WATTIS Contemporary Art Center