Education

1999 MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1994 BA Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Heavy Light, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  This to That, Solo Project for Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Art LA, Santa Monica , CA
2006 The Paradox of Material Flowing Backwards Toward Itself, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 My Genitals’ Genitals: More in love with the idea of not being in love with the idea than with the idea of not being in love, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Stateless, Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Placeholder, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Available Space, 260 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY
2007 This to That, Solo Project for Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Art LA, Santa Monica , CA
  Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  Resurrection, Commonspace, New York, NY
2006 Art Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
  All Systems Go, Rhizome/New Museum at Scope Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
  Mirror of our Obsessions and Fears, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
  Young American Artists of Today, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
2005 Associative Realms, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Young American Artists of Today, Stas Namin Centre, Moscow
  SprawlHaley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Multiplicity, Context Gallery, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  Friends, Galleri Gl. Lejre, Lejre, Denmark
2004 Crits’ Pix, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Advance to Go, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 Perez Prado: Unauthorized Collaborations, A.O.V. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 (Un)Common Ground, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  2:12 Two Minutes, Twelve Videos, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Heat, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Contemporary Extension Benefit, San Francisco, CA
2001 Drawing in Residence Group Show, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Friends, Galleri Gl. Lejre, Lejre, Denmark
  Bay Area Awards, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
  Mark Gonzales, Chris Johanson, Jon-Paul Villegas, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, CA
  Introductions 2000, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1999 Survivalist, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Barclay Simpson Awards Show, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Curatorial Projects

2009 Altered States, 138 Ludlow, New York, NY

Critical Writings

2009 Platforms, Shelves and Secondary Structures: The Evolution of Physical Consciousness in the Sculptural Work of Christian Maychack, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (link)

Awards

2000 Bay Area Awards 2000, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999 Barclay Simpson Awards 1999, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

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