About

 

CATHY ELLIS/CV

cathyellisprojects@gmail.com

707 304 0008

www.cathyellisprojects.com

 

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; MFA; 2014

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; BFA in Painting; 2010

 

Exhibitions

2018 Personal Effect, Love Gallery, San Diego, CA (two person)

2018 SHE-DEN, Red Barn Project Space, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

2017 Salt Found Me, Artlab Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)

2017 Salon at the Triton, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2017 In Defense of Democracy, SBCAST Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2017 CSUCI Faculty Exhibition, Napa Hall Gallery, Camarillo, CA

2016 MAS ATTACK 11, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2015 30 Painters to Collect, BluelineArts, Sacramento, CA

2015 Pulp In Ashes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Drought Resistant, Summer Artist Series, CMJ:LA, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)

2015 Out of the Great Wide Open, curated by Brooke Kellaway,  Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara

2015 Materialist, curated by Megan Mueller and Sam Scharf, Elephant, Los Angeles

2015 MAS ATTACK 7, Santa Monica Airport Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2014 SUMMUS, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Horizontality, Glass Box Gallery, part of Babel Working Group Conference, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA (two person)

2014 Some Other Time Travel, Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA (two person)

2014 First Omnis International, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Alter, MFA Exhibition, Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 Cozy with the Enemy, collaborative installation with Aurora Valentine, Gallery 1328, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 Your Prize is at the Bottom of the Pool, Gallery 479, Santa Barbara, CA (two person)

2013 MAS ATTACK 2, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Post Human Nature, Platform Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (curated by Alejandro Casazi)

2013 Unholy Mess, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, McCormick House, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 25 Years 25 Artists, The Painting Students of Mark Perlman, University Gallery, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA (curated by Mark Perlman and Michael Schwager)

2012 Venture, Beulah Land, Olema, CA (solo)

2012 Undiscovered, Sonoma Valley Museum, Sonoma, CA (curated by Kate Eilersten and Michael Schwager)

2012 Cathy Ellis, Homespun Bikes, Oakland, CA

2011 Amber: Cathy Ellis and Amy Perl, Era, Oakland, CA

2011 Orange Ocean, Liquid Spaces @ Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 Current Event Print Show, 186 Carpenter Gallery, Providence, RI

2011 Drawing Variations: International Print and Video, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA (curated by Joanna Kidd)

2011 West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA (juried by Bob Nugent)

2010 BOOM! Contemporary Printmaking, Santa Rosa City Hall, Santa Rosa, CA

2010 BFA Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

 

Honors/Awards/Residencies

2017 Visiting Artist in Residence, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 Fellowship Recipient, Advanced Painting Workshop with Enrique Martinez Celaya, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

2016 Nominee, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Teaching Fellowship, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Juror’s Award, Omnis International, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Howard Fenton Award for Painting, University of California at Santa Barbara

2014 Nominee, Dedalus Foundation, Master of Fine Arts Fellowship

2013 Howard Fenton Award for Painting, University of California at Santa Barbara

2013 Levitan Arts Fellowship, University of California at Santa Barbara

2013 Block Grant Fellowship, University of California at Santa Barbara

2013 Nominee, Graduate Teaching Award, University of California at Santa Barbara

2012 Block Grant Fellowship, University of California at Santa Barbara

2012 Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award

2012 Residency (with funding), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2011 Third Place Winner, West Coast Biennial, juried by Bob Nugent

2009 Felix Hendrickson Scholarship in Painting, Sonoma State University

 

Public Lectures

Artist Talk, Out of the Great Wide Open, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA 3/11/15

Visiting Artist Lecture, UCSB Arts Colloquium, Frank Harold Hall, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA10/23/14

Artist Talk and panel discussion, The Students of Mark Perlman,  University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 9/5/2012

Artist talk and round table discussion, Undiscovered, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, 3/18/2010

Public  Lecture, Orange Ocean, Liquid Spaces Gallery, Sherwood Design, San Francisco, CA, 10/14/ 2011

 

Press

Catalog, Materialist, Patrick Melroy and Raymond Douglas, Pullstring Press 2015

SB Seasons, "Drought Resistant, Summer Art Series", June 2,  2015

The Independent, Santa Barbara, "Out of the Great Wide Open at MCASB", Feb 3, 2015

The Daily Nexus, “Your Prize is at the Bottom of the Pool, New Works by Two UCSB Graduate Students” January 2013.

Pressdemocrat.com, “Two Reasons to Visit SMVA on Sunday”, January 2012

Oaklandlocal.com, “Cathy Ellis at Homespun Bikes” March 2011

Redding.com, “Art Explosion: Talent Displayed, Prizes at Stake in West Coast Biennale” January, 2011