Maria Porges

American artist (b. 1954 Oakland, CA)

[Résumé]
[Link to her family page]

Hand Signals II: Making It Up As You Go Along, 1999 wax, wood, metal leaf, plexiglas case
Art work of Maria Porges
Acts of (Self) Deception, 2000 wax, wood, metal leaf, plexiglas case
Art work of Maria Porges
Tutelary Spirits: Guardian Angels For, 2000 wax, metal leaf, wood
Art work of Maria Porges
The Names of Magic #3, 2000 wax, wood, metal leaf, plexiglas case
Art work of Maria Porges
Art + Magic = Science, 1999 monotype
Art work of Maria Porges

 

See her artwork on the following sites :

www.berggruen.com

www.floatingmuseum.com

Résumé

Education

1979 MFA, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

1975 BA, Yale University, New Haven CT Also attended Grinnell College and the San Francisco Art Institute

Solo Exhibitions

Miraculous Vessels, David Beitzel Gallery, New York NY, 2000.

Acts of Deception, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2000.

Art + Magic, James Harris Gallery, Seattle WA, 2000.

Hand Signals, Gallery A, Chicago, IL (catalogue), 1999.

(S) light of hand, Allene LaPides Gallery, Santa Fe NM, 1999.

Lost Language, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans LA, 1998.

History Lessons, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1997

Anodyne, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans LA, 1996

Twenty Questions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1995

Angelography, Sheppard Art Gallery, University of Nevada at Reno, NV, 1994

Fugitive Time, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1993

SECA Award Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA (catalogue) Meridian, 1992

Terrain Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1992

Under the Skin of Circumstance, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA, 1991

Read \ See: The Book of Knowledge, Installation at San Francisco Camerawork, 1990

Harboring Illusions in the Sea of Information, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1989

Selected Group Exhibitions

¿Summer Group Show,î David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, July 20 ’ August 31, 2000.

What is Art For?, Oakland Museum (Museum of California), Oakland, CA (catalogue), 1999

Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection, 1999

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA (catalogue), 1999

Recent Acquisitions, Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale AZ, 1999

Considering Still Life, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA, 1999

Museum Pieces: Artists Look at the DeYoung, M.H.DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue), 1999

Four California Conceptualists, B & D Studio Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, 1998

Art Around the Bay: Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1998

Wild Things, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1998 Legible Forms: Contemporary Sculptural Books, 1998

Hand Workshop, Richmond VA:; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, 1998

House of Wax, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH, 1998

Posters, DBL00 Gallery, Albuquerque NM, 1998

Image/ Text, Gallery A, Chicago IL, 1997

John Berggruen at Andrea Friesen, Andrea Friesen, Gallery, Sun Valley ID, 1997

Office Art, University Art Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, 1997

Spring Fever, Crown Point Press Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1997

Matters of the Heart, Haines Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1996

Objects Transcended, Allegheny College, Meadville PA, 1996

Figuratively Speaking,John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1996

Glass: Linking Art and Science, MIT Museum, Cambridge MA, 1996

Sex Sells, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1995

25 th Anniversary Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1995

The Art of Light and Glass, Bedford Gallery/Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek CA, 1995

Points of Interest, Points of Departure, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA , 1994

Transtextualization, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1994

Espiritu + Geistigkeit, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos CA, 1994

SoEXX: Southern Exposure's 20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1994

Wunderkammer, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1994

Art About Books, Pratt Institute Galleries, NY/Brooklyn, NY, 1993

Beyond the Written Word, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA, 1993

The Art of Text,Comus Gallery, Portland OR, 1993

Material Departures, One Illinois Center, Chicago IL, 1993

The Object is Bound, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1992

Homefront, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA, 1992

Paint\ Print , Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco,CA 1992

Undercover \Out of Bounds, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale AZ, 1992

Sacred Art, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA, 1992

A Fragile Line: Artists Who Use Glass, Pro Arts, Oakland CA, 1992

Harlequin, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1992

The Library of Babel: Books to Infinity White Columns, New York, NY; Hallwalls , Buffalo NY (catalogue), 1991

Books as Art, Boca Museum, Boca Raton, FL (catalogue), 1991

Erotic Drawings, San Francisco Artspace, San Francisco CA, 1991

Buying the Magazine for the Ads, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1991

AMDG, Installation at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco CA, 1991

Phenom \ Phenotype: A Group Theory, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1991

Summer Salon, Upaya Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1991

Con\Text, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 1990

The Writing on the Wall, DICE Gallery, Reno NV and DTO Gallery, Oakland CA (with Jamie Brunson), 1990

The 1st Internatonal Festival of Contemporary Art , Soviet-American exchange show: Moscow, Russia, 1990

The Book as Metaphor, Folk Art and Craft Museum & California Craft Museum, San Francisco CA, 1990

What's Wrong With This Picture? , San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue), 1989

Tools; Instruments; Implements; Utensils Airport Commission Gallery , San Francisco, CA, 1989

Artists and Books, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV, 1989

TranSan Franciscoiguring the Mundane, New Langton Arts, San Francisco CA, 1988

Airport Cafe: Food Images by Contemporary Artists, Airport Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1986

Chairs: Historic Objects, Architectural Design and Sculpture, Airport Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 1986

Beyond Words, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA, 1983

Three Figurative Artists, Artworks Gallery, Sacramento CA, 1983

Pret A Porter, Midway Gallery, Chicago IL, 1980

Awards and Commissions

Artist in Residence, Headland Center for the Arts, Fort Barry CA, 1994

Art in Transit (public art kiosk poster design commission for Market Street, San Francisco), 1993

Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, 1993

SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992

California Arts Council Individual Artist's Grant, 1990

Recipient of Critic's Grant as part of "City Sites" at CCAC, Oakland, CA, 1989

John McCarron Criticism Grant, from San Francisco Artspace, San Francisco, CA, 1988

Bibliography

¿Messages in her Bottles: Maria Porges" wax work speaks to faith in art, magic and science,î Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Examiner, April 5, 2000.

"Critics Choice: Art, Edward Ruscha, Maria Porges" Glen Holfand, San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 29, 2000. "Witty ways with words, materials," David Bonetti, Gallery Watch, San Francisco Examiner, Friday, March 24, 2000.

"Maria Porges at Allene Lapides," Sarah S. King, Art in America, March, 2000. pp.137-138.

"Maria Porges stays true to unique vision," Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1999 sec.5, p.2

"Maria Porges at John Berggruen Gallery," Mary Hull Webster, Artweek, February, 1998 p. 18

"Art 1997 Chicago," Ruth Resnicow, Sculpture Magazine, October, 1997 p.68

"Openings," George Melrod, Art & Antiques, October, 1996 p. 30

Review, Betty Klausner, Art in America, March "Bound for Glory," Ruth Askey, Visions Art Quarterly, Summer, 1994

"Maria Porges at Terrain," Alfred Jan, Visions Art Quarterly, Spring, 1994

"Through a Glass Brightly," David Bonetti,San Francisco Examiner, April 1, 1994D-19, 1994

"San Francisco FAX:Maria Porges at Terrain," Jamie Brunson, Art Issues 31, p.31, 1994

"Books as Objects" (exhibition catalogue), Comus Gallery, Portland OR, 1993

"Strong showings by three Californians," David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner 12/3, p. C-18,lk, 1993.

"A spine madness: reinventing the book as art,"Ann Sherman, Metro, Dec..9-15, p.44,1993

"Time flies, and only an angel can keep up," interview in Jejune, pp.1-4, 1993

"Strategies: SECA ," Barrett Watten, Artweek 11/4,p.24, 1992

"On View: San Francisco," Debora Donato, New Art Examiner, Sept. 1992, pp.24-26,1992

SECA Art Award 1992", catalogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992

"Conceptual Art By The Book," David Bonetti, San Francicso Examiner 4/24, D2, 1992

"Down Home," Charlotte Moser, Artweek 4/24, 1992

"From Cover To Cover," Barbara Fisher, Artweek 5/7, p.26 1992

"How Culture Defeats Nature," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 6/4 1992

"Mining the Environment for Local Riches," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 9/27 1992

"Remembering and Forgetting," J. Rapko, Artweek 6/6, p.28, 1991

"Consensual Erotica," Barrett Watten, Artweek 10/10, p.13, 1991

"The Library of Babel," catalogue (Hallwalls/White Columns) , 1991

"Books as Art," catalogue, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 1991

"Fugitive Landings: Installations in San Francisco," Jeff Kelley, Visions, Winter , p. 28, 1991

"The Writing on the Wall: Women and Language at CCAC," B.Watten, Artweek 7/5, pp.12-13, 1990

"The Writing on the Wall: Exhibition Review," Buzz Spector, Shift #11, 1990

"Conversation: Maria Porges\Buzz Spector," Visions, Fall 1990, pp. 14-18, 1990

"Finding a Message in Found Objects," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 1/7, C-.7, 1989

"The Ordinary TranSan Franciscoormed," Glen Helfand, Artweek 1/7, p.7, 1989

New Langton Arts Catalogue of Programs, pp. 41-43, 1989

"What's Wrong With This Picture? Artists Respond to Censorship," publication in conjunction with Arts Commission Gallery exhibition, p.1, 1989

"1988 in Review: Alternative Spaces," Art in America, August, p.60, 1989

Publications

1986 to the present:Reviews, feature articles and columns about art, artists and art culture in numerous regional and national art magazines, including Artforum, Art in America, Contemporanea, Sculpture, Art Issues, Artweek, Artspace, Art Today, Shift, Visions, Glass, the New York Times Book Review, American Craft, American Ceramics and others. Numerous exhibition catalogues for galleries and museums. Audiotour scripts for over 35 major museum exhibitions.

Professional Activities/Teaching

Visiting Faculty, graduate program, Stanford University, Stanford CA, 1999

Visiting Faculty, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1999

Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, 1999

Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1998

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1997

Faculty, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village CO, 1997

Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, 1997

Juror, Marin Arts Council Sculpture Grants, 1996

Juror, student art awards/fellowships, California College od Arts and Crafts, 1996

Visiting Faculty, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1996

Curator, "The New Traditionalists," at the Museum of Art, University of Oregon/Eugene OR, 1996

Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1996

Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit MI, 1996

Faculty, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village CO, 1995

Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, 1995

Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry CA, 1994

Curator, "Wunderkammer," at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1994

Visiting Artist, Tulane University, New Orleans LA, 1994

Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Reno NV, 1994

Visiting Artist, University of California at Berkeley, CA , 1994

Visiting Faculty, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA (spring), 1994

Visiting Faculty, spring/summer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA, 1994

Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, 1993

Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit MI, 1993

Panelist, "Ideas and Material," Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn MI, 1993

Panelist, "Carried by the Current: Narrative Imagery," Susan Cummins Gallery, 1993

Juror, Student Art Awards/Fellowships, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1993

Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute (spring semester), 1992

Lecturer, contemporary art history, JFK University, Orinda CA (winter quarter), 1992

Juror, San Francisco Artspace 1992 Writing Grants, 1992

Juror, New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque Artist's Ass'n, 1992

Criticism seminar/lecture at San Francisco Art Institute, summer conference, 1991

Curator, "Image/Object/Place," Oliver Art Center, CCAC, Oakland CA, 1991

Member, Curatorial Board, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco CA,

Instructor, summer school, Ceramic College at Alfred University, New York: seminar on critical language

Panelist, "The Critic as Artist," Hayward State University, CA, 1989

Moderator for "Containment" panel, DICE Gallery, Reno NV, 1989

Curator, 'The New Narratology: Examining the Narrative in Image-Text Art," at San Francisco Artspace Annex; traveled to the Museum For The County of Santa Cruz, CA; the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami FL; University of Texas at Arlington, TX. Lectures and panels at all venues, 1989

Member of Artist's Committee, San Francisco Art Institute, 1988-90

Member, Advisory Board, Whitewalls Magazine , 1987-90

Poetry and prose published in various small press publications, 1984-87

Teaching Assistant for Theory of Art, Printmaking, University of Chicago, 1978-9

Ceramics apprenticeship, Daigo, Japan, 1975-6

Selected Lectures/ Readings/ Performances California College of Arts And Crafts, Oakland CA, 1999

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1998

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Society for the Encouragement of Art), San Francisco CA , 1998

University of Illinois at Champaign, Il, 1997

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit MI, 1996

University of Chicago, Chicago IL Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass CO, 1995

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA, 1994

Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry CA; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA;, 1994

University of Nevada at Reno, Reno NV; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA,1994

San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA; Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA, 1994

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit MI, 1993

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1993

Studio Inferno, New Orleans LA, 1993

Art Center, Pasadena CA, 1992

University of California at Davis, Davis CA, 1992

San Francisco Art Institute (graduate program)\ San Francisco, CA, 1992

Northern CA Women's Caucus for the Arts, 1992

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1992

California State University/Los Angeles, CA, 1991

SAN FRANCISCO Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, 1990

San Jose State University, San Jose CA, 1990

"Family Stories," performance/reading at Intersection for the Arts, SAN FRANCISCO, 1990

Art Academy, San Francisco CA, 1988

Performance/Reading in "Visual Voices: A Spoken Word Event", 1988

Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1988

Reading, Falkirk Center, San Rafael CA, 1987

Reading, Cody's Books, Berkeley CA, 1986

"Renga," Performance-in-Progress, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA, 1983

"Go," performance collaboration with D.Slater, New Performance Gallery, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 1980

"Masks for Tools," performance, Midway Gallery, Chicago IL, 1979