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AMY BERK - CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2006  Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Swell, 10 years later; Theater of Yugen, San Francisco, CA. Don Q books

2005  Works, San Jose, CA. The Ebay Project; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Bay Area Now 4 (with Stretcher); Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA. Wall Works; Art Institute of California, Orange County, CA. Eye Candy and Contemplation

2004  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. The Way We Work (with Stretcher); DiRT gallery, Los Angeles, CA. STACKED: Homage to Pamela Anderson; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausilito, CA. Close Calls; Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Drawing it Out; Milton Hershey School Art Museum, Hershey, PA. Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA. Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle; Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA. Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle

2003  Ellen Noel Art Museum,Odessa, TX. Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle; J Wayne Stark University Center Galleries, College Station, TX. Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA. Revealing Influences: Conversations with Bay Area Artists; Kraushaar Gallery, New York, NY. Following the Tradition: Contemporary Art in Needlework ; Oakland Art Gallery Oakland, CA. catalyst

2002  Traywick Gallery Berkeley, CA. Holiday Show; Luggage Store San Francisco, CA No WAR; Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA. cloaked; New Pacific Studio, Mount Bruce, New Zealand. cloaked

2001 Los Angeles Arboreteum, Los Angeles CA. cross-pollination; Holland Tunnel Gallery, Williamsburgh, NY. cross-pollination ; Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. it's not easy being green (solo); SFAI, San Francisco, CA. Auction; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Auction; The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Auction

2000 Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Holiday Show; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; e//:mission, San Francisco, CA. Guerilla Tea Room (with Together We Can Defeat Capitalism); New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. CtoC (documentation of MAY DAY 2000 with TWCDC); Rena Bransten Gallery, SF, CA. Paper Cuts; Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Minimal Pop

1999 Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Meaning and Message; Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. drive-by; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; Mills Building, San Francisco, CA, threads; Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, holy cow! divine bovines (solo)*; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. 25th Anniversary Auction; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, needle art

1998 scene/escena, San Francisco, CA, pinned (solo); SAP, San Francisco, CA. waterfall/florawall (motel lanai vacation); New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. needles & pins Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Simple Pleasures; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Spoonful of Sugar ; The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Auction

1997 Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Get in Here (Twice); SF Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA. better; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Crystal Ball ; PUSH Artspace, San Francisco, CA. shove; The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Auction ; Four Walls, San Francisco, CA. Auction; Refusalon, San Francisco, CA. stirred, not shaken* (curated by Permi Gill)

1996 New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA. Big Deal; Secession at Catherine Clark, San Francisco, CA. small discards; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Luscious; ACME, San Francisco, CA. snacks; Meridian Gallery, SF, CA. swell *

1995 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Obsession (juried by Gary Garrells); Visual Aid at 743 Harrison, San Francisco, CA. Big Deal; 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA. POP T.ART; On the Wall at New College, San Francisco, CA. Deconstruction of Eve; Collision, San Francisco, CA. Diva; Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. sweetmeats; The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Annual Auction; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. lo-Cal (curated by Marisa Hernandez)

1994 Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA. Shooting Gallery; Kiki, San Francisco, CA. Fresh Produce * (curated by Connell Ray Little); Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Spring Show

1993 Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Object (curated by Armando Rascon); Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA. Real Wet Paint; Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Spring Show

*with catalogue

 

PRESS COVERAGE

SF Bay Guardian, The Way We Work by Clark Buckner, (Sept. 29, 2004)

SF Weekly, Double Exposure by Adrienne Gagnon, (September 22, 2004)

SFGate.com, “Drawing It Out” by Alison Bing, (June 6, 2004)

SF Bay Guardian, Criticıs Choice "Revealing Influences: Conversations with Bay Area Artists" by Lindsey Westbrook, (September 10, 2003)

Artweek, "Catalyst at Oakland Art Gallery" by Patrice Wagner (July/August 2003)

East Bay Express, "Industry and Entropy" by Lindsey Westbrook (April 9-15 2003)

Artweek, "Reflections on September 11" by Terri Cohn (February 2002)

Homestay Magazine, "Mine Host is the New Pacific Studio" (November 2001) http://homestaymagazine.co.nz/

http://www.neural.it/nnews/alettoperlapace.htm by Allessandro Ludovico (October 29, 2001)

Wairarapa Times Age, "Mount Bruce bed-in a success" by Marty Sharpe (October 23, 2001)

Wairarapa Times Age, "Artists stage peaceful lie-in" by Marty Sharpe (October 19, 2001) http://www.times-age.co.nz//news2001/011019b.html

www.interactiveweek.com/print_article/0,3668,a%253D17316,00.asp

Maltamedia "Toni Sant joins online global bed-in for peace" (October 19, 2001) http://www.maltamedia.com/news/US-attack/war/updates.shtml

Wairarapa Times Age, "An artists retreat" by Marty Sharpe (August 18, 2001) http://www.times-age.co.nz//weekly/2001/artists.html

Zero Magazine, "Art to Check Out" (April 2001) http://www.zeromag.com/html/sections.php?op=printpage&artid=49

SF Bay Guardian, Critic’s Choice "Paper Cuts" by Sarah Coleman, (August 2, 2000)

SF.citysearch,"Minimal Pop" by Harry Roche, (April 2000)

SF Bay Guardian, Critic’s Choice "Minimal Pop" by Glen Helfand, (May 3, 2000)

East Bay Express, "Pop Art’s Ghost: "MinimalPop’ at Traywick Gallery" by Jill Moffett, (April 26, 2000)

Artpapers, "Drive-by: Snapshots from the Cultural Landscape" by Cheryl Meeker, (Jan/Feb 2000)

SF Examiner, "Charting 35 years of California art" by David Bonetti, (January 6, 2000)

new art examiner, "extended review – needle art" by Terri Cohn, (September 1999)

SF Chronicle, "Bedford’s Needlework Exhibit Pokes Holes in Gender Roles" by Sam McManis, (June 11, 1999)

Contra Costa Times, "’Needle art’ melds love and stitches" by Anita Amirrezvani, (April 27, 1999)

Oakland Tribune, "Sew fine" by Jolene Thym, (April 26, 1999)

Westart, "Show of Traditional, New Needle Art" (April 9, 1999)

the organizers of this publication,"berk/cox various locations along market street" by Corinna Peipon, (March 1999)

SF Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice "pinned" by Sarah Coleman, (December 23, 1998)

SF Examiner, "’Judgement’ time at Yerba Buena Center" by David Bonetti, (April 3, 1998)

sanfrancisco.sidewalk, "Needles and Pins" by Glen Helfand, (April 16, 1998)

sanfrancisco.sidewalk, "better" by Glen Helfand, (December 22, 1997)

SF Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice "Shove" by Harry Roche, (April 30, 1997)

Sculpture, "San Francisco, California -'Swell'" by Maria Porges, (July/August 1996)

SF Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice "Swell" by Harry Roche, (March 20, 1996)

F Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice "Junk Food" by Harry Roche, (March 20, 1996)

SF Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice "Obsessions'" by Harry Roche,(December 6, 1995)

S.F. Bay Times,"Compulsive Artists and Other Expressive Neurotics: Obsession Engulfs Southern Exposure"

by Jeffrey Winter, (November 30, 1995)

SF Examiner, "A Magnificent 'Obsession'Show" by David Bonetti, (November 24, 1995)

SF Weekly, "California Sweet" by Glen Helfand, (April 12-18,1995)

Sculpture,"San Francisco, California" by Maria Porges, (November/December 1994)

ArtWeek, "Becoming Who She Has Not Yet Been: Fresh Produce at Kiki" by Mary Hull Webster, (Oct 6, 1994)

S.F. Bay Times,"Kiki’s Fresh Produce: The Fabrics of Femininity" by Samuael Topiary, (September 22, 1994)

 

TEACHING

Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007 (Foundation Program) Collaborated with four faculty members from disparate disciplines to create a comprehensive program for incoming freshman. The Contemporary Practice interdisciplinary studio, "Friday Practicum.,” is a day-long course engaging students from the BFA and BA programs in collective exploration of the creative process, the urban environment, and significant methodologies and histories culminating in a group project.

Instructor, UCBerkeley Extension Education Program, San Francisco/Berkeley, CA, 2004- present Teach Seeing Art, a for-credit course in the Art History Department, centering on how we see and communicate about art and the creative process both in public and private and Portfolio Development & Professional Practices, the culminating course in the Art Studio Certificate Program and an art history survey class, Art of the Bay Area.

Co-Director/Artist-Instructor, Meridian Gallery Interns Program (MIP), San Francisco, CA, 1996 – present Developed and currently co-direct and teach an innovative after-school program for high school students from throughout San Francisco. Students learn art-making, art history and arts administration using the gallery as a microcosm for future job possibilities. For more info visit www.meridiangallaery.com.

Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute's Adult Community Education, San Francisco, CA, 2003 Organized Bay Area Now, a course focusing on current trends in creative practices featuring visits to exhibitions, events, and performances, and visits by artists, curators and critics. Serves as a forum for discussion of contemporary movements as they pertain to student's interests and creative work.

Facilitator, Youth Arts Collaborative, (YAC) San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2003 Led a project surrounding the One Tree(s) project with students from the San Francisco Art Institute and youth from local Boys and Girls Clubs. One Tree(s) project participants investigated the nature of relations, conceptually and practically, within the group, within the community and within tree systems.

Lecturer, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Fall 2000 (Inter-Arts Program) Developed and taught Survival Strategies for Artists, a class centering on post-graduation options and possibilities in the "real world". This graduate and undergraduate class takes a practical and theoretical approach. Also facilitated the Graduate Seminar for IAC students which focuses on preparing and contextualizing each individual students thesis project through group critique.

Artist in Residence, San Francisco Arts Education Project (at Gateway High School), San Francisco, CA, 1998 – 1999 Created curriculum and taught 105 9th graders with "learning differences" about creativitity and open mindedness through art projects relating to their other course work in a charter pre-college program.

Instructor, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Franciosco, CA, 1998 I led several workshops for elementary school students in creating small-scale pin and styrofoam miniatures and white-out drawings based on things found in nature or man-made objects inspired by my work in the exhibition "Needles and Pins".

Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute Extension Education, San Francisco, CA, 1994/1995 and 1997/1998 (Painting I and Drawing I) Taught drawing and painting (figure and other) to adult students of all levels focusing on individual strengths and conceptual ideas.

Instructor, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 1997 Conceived of and created recycled art projects with elementary school students in conjunction with the exhibition "Hello Again".

Instructor, Horizons Unlimited, San Francisco, CA, 1995 - 96 (Southern Exposure’s Artist in Education Program) Taught "at-risk" high school students empowerment and identity politics through creation of a 'zine - Knockout and a mural - Desert Dreams.

Resident Instructor, EXCEL Program, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Summer 1995 Created an innovative curriculum and taught 3-D Sculpture and Design and Painting/Drawing to high school students in a pre-college preperatory summer program.

Teaching Assistant, SF Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1992-94 Kim Anno - Beginning/Further Painting and Bill Berkson - Art Since 1960.

 

LECTURES

University of California/Berkeley Extension - (July 2005) lecture/discussion with stretcher.org about inclusion in Bay Area Now 4.

Central Washington University - (February 2004) lecture on my studio practice and my public art activities including stretcher.org + studio critiques (Instructor - Patte Loper)

Stanford University - (January 2004) lecture about "Art and the Politics of Media" for a class of the same name (Instructor - Gail Wight)

University of California/Berkeley- (November 2003) lecture/discussion with Andy Cox (TWCDC) about integrating and sustaining studio practice with public art and more (Instructor - Anne Walsh)

San Francisco Art Institute - (October 2003) lecture on my studio practice and my public art activities including stretcher.org and TWCDC (Instructor - Charles Linder)

San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Studios (October 2003) lecture with stretcher.org on creating an internet art and culture magazine (Instructor - Karen Moss)

San Francisco Art Institute- Art Writing Confrence (August 2003) lecture with stretcher stretcher.org on creating an internet art and culture magazine (Instructor - Bill Berkson)

University of Tasmania- Australia (December 2001) slide presentation/paper on the intersection between art and life (in collaboration with Andy Cox) for the conference What's Left of Theory? held by the Cultural Studies Association of Australia (Chair - Ian Buchanan)

Wanganui Polytechnic - New Zealand (October 2001) slide lecture/discussion on my work grounded in the artistic community of the Bay Area for a Contemporary Art History class (Instructor - Ngapine Te Ao) and a first year Art History course (Instructor - Suzanne Macauley)

University of California/Davis - (April 2001) slide lecture and discussion on survival strategies post M.F.A. (Instructor - Conrad Atkinson)

Taking the Leap-Emeryville (April 2001) role of the art critic (Instr. - Gregg Chadwick)

California College of Arts and Crafts (October 2000) slide lecture and discussion on public art (senior projects) (Instructors - Castaneda/Reiman)

Oakland Museum (February 2000) artist talk in conjunction with the exhibition Meaning and Message (Curator - Karen Tsujimoto)

San Francisco Art Institute - Art Writing Confrence (August 1998) artist/critic lecture on the current happenings in the San Francisco alternative scene (Instructor - Bill Berkson)

Center for the Arts (April 1998) artist talk in conjunction with the exhibition Needles and Pins (Curator - Arnold Kemp)

California College of Arts and Crafts– Noontime Lecture (April 1998) "The Public Face of Artmaking" (Linda Fleming - Dean)

Sonoma State – (April 1998) artist/critic lecture on the "role of criticism" for contemporary art class (Instructor- Michael Schrager)

San Francisco Art Institute – Public Programs (April 1998) moderated and helped organize - "Bubble Rap – a discussion on the new Bay Area art and criticism"

Walter McBean Gallery - Biohazard Exhibition (December 1997) led dialogue with artists included in the exhibition Biohazard (curated by the SFAI Artist’s Committee Annual Committee)

San Francisco Art Institute - Art Writing Confrence (August 1997) artist/critic lecture on the current happenings in the San Francisco alternative scene (Instructor -Bill Berkson)

Taking the Leap -Emeryville (February 1997) art-critic lecture/critique (Instr. - Jamie Brunson)

University of California/Berkeley - (Oct. 1996) slide lecture for Art 101 (Instr. - Kevin Radley)

Koret Center for Education - SFMOMA- (May 1996) slide lecture in conjunction with "Reality Check"at Southern Exposure

Meridian Gallery - (March 1996) artist's talk surrounding "Swell

 

COMMITTEES

Chair, Artists Committee, San Francisco Art Institute (1996 - 1999) [Member 1996-1997] Coordinated oldest extant organization made entirely of artists. Liason with students, Board of Directors and the community to create a bridge and generate dialogue between the Art Institute and the Bay Area art community and beyond. Generated text and created informational booklet for the Artists Committee and led an effort to revitalize and rewrite the bylaws. Team curated and created an accompanying catalogue for the Annual Exhibition (Biohazard) at the Walter McBean Gallery at SFAI.

New Langton Auction Committee 1998

Southern Exposure Auction Committee 1996-1999

Southern Exposure Fundraising Committee 1997-1998

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Co-editor of stretcher.org (2000 - present), an art and culture internet journal focusing on the vibrant Bay Area scene with links to international happenings. reviews: Sonoma Round-Up; Rachel Neubauer and Abstraction at Rena Bransten Gallery; Early One Morning at Whitechapel Art Gallery; The Chartwell Collection at the Auckland Art Gallery; Ernesto Neto at BAM : Aboriginal Cave Paintings and Engravings essay: salons: Rishikesh: New Pacific Studio; The Making of Stretcher: projects: Jule's Funky Art Shak video

Created a series of short films (with Andy Cox) entitled “Mount Bruce” about the neighborhood surrounding New Pacific Studio for www.neighborhoodfilms.com (2001) please see site for videos and more details

Stop Bush (with Together We Can Defeat Capitalism). Using road paint, a giant stencil and TWCDC outfits, painted an H onto San Francisco Bus Stops to create BUSH STOPS publicizing the madness of current political events. (please see STOP BUSH for more info)

Bed in for peace international internet conference. Frustrated by the events post Sept. 11, Andy Cox and I took to bed, fasted for 48 hours, and held an international video conference over the internet on alternatives to war and ways to achieve a lasting peace. Held at New Pacific Studio, Mount Bruce, New Zealand. November 2001 (please see bed in for peace for full transcripts and documentation of the event).

Guerilla Tea Room (with Together We Can Defeat Capitalism). Participated in a month long event where free tea and cake were served in an environment supporting a free exchange of ideas outside of the capitalist paradigm. Held at e//:mission, San Francisco, CA. November 2000. (please see www.guerrillatearoom.com for more information.

MAY DAY 2000 (with Together We Can Defeat Capitalism). A one day event coinciding with May Day where a traffic warning LED sign was reprogrammed to question the excesses and inequities inherent in the capitalist system. Held at the Pacific Stock Exchange, Niketown, the Mint, Southpark and the entry to route 280 in San Francisco, CA. (please see www.twcdc.com/mayday.htm for more information)

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

Co-Director, Meridian Interns Program (MIP) (1996-present) Co-creator, instructor, and coordinator of an innovative after-school art making program for inner city teenagers using the gallery as a microcosm for learning life skills. Hire instructors, write syllabi and foster a safe environment for the youth to break down cultural boundaries and increase modes of communication. We work together to produce artwork (installations, performances, murals, etc.) and in the process we challenge and change the way we all view the world.

Grant Writer, Southern Exposure (1997) Wrote grants for the Artist in Education program and for visual art exhibitions for gallery that specializes in emerging artists and community action.

Program Associate, Southern Exposure (October 1996 - January 1997) Fundraise, develop programs and manage day-to-day operations of non-profit artist organization that serves as a forum and resource center for the Bay Area's arts and educational communities.

Publicity Assistant, Auction Organizer, General Support, Meridian Gallery (May 1994 - May 1996) Write press releases, liason with artists, install exhibitions, contact artists and coordinate successful auction to provide seed money for youth program. Also provide general office assistance for non-profit gallery that serves as a meeting ground for disparate communities.

 

CURATORIAL

Curator, nextmonet.com (November 1999) Selected images and wrote accompanying text for the virtual exhibition "Out of the Blue".

Curator, Annual Committee a subgroup of the Artists Committee, San Francisco Art Institute (1996 - 1997) Team curated and created an accompanying catalogue for the Annual Exhibition (Biohazard) at the Walter McBean Gallery at SFAI.

Co-Director, PUSH Artspace (1996 -1997) Curate, co-ordinate and facilitate installation of edgy exhibitions of local, national and international artists.

Juror - Diego Rivera Gallery - (November 1996, June and November 2000) Served as juror for the student gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute

 

AWARDS/COMMISSIONS/RESIDENCES

-- Enola Maxwell Award for excellent worksite for Meridian Interns Program
-- Included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World since 1998
-- Jewish Community Center atrium proposal nominee
-- Artist in residence at New Pacific Studio, Mount Bruce, New Zealand (July - October 2001)
-- Goethe Institute architeutonic (goethe wall installation) 1998-1999 [www. goethe.de/sanfrancisco]
-- Market Street Art in Transit Poster Series (collaboration with Andy Cox) 1/29 - 4/29/99
-- 1999/2000 Nominee for Fleishacker Award
-- 1997/98 Nominee for SFMOMA's SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) award
-- Gerbode Purchase Award - Two works purchased by the Oakland Museum

 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

Art Contemporaries

- - Artist At Work: Sabina Ott (Winter 2004)

Encyclopedia of Sculpture (Jan 2001)

- - Ancient Sculpture in England and Wales

- - The Hagenauer Family

San Francisco Art Institute i magazine (2000 - 2001)

- -Libby Lumpkin; Youth Arts Collaborative

ArtSpan

- - Bay Area Art History Quiz (September 2003)

World Sculpture News

- - Forever on the Move (Bay Area Overview feature Winter 2000)

Artpapers

- - "Margaret Harrison and Conrad Atkinson at Refusalon" (May 2000)

nextmonet.com

- - "Searching for a Tunafish Sandwich" (November 1999)

- - "Out of the Blue" (November 1999)

Catalogue Essays

Marjorie Wood Gallery Sarah Ratchye (May 2004)

Jernigan Wicker "Barbara Ravizza:" More Conversations" (September 2001)

Jernigan Wicker "Richard Overfield: Redreaming the South" (February 1999)

Refusalon "stirred, not shaken " (March 1997)

Art in America

- - Randy Moore at John Bergruuen (March 1999)

- - Marisa Hernandez at scene/escena (September 1998)

- - Arnold J. Kemp at ESP (May 1998)

Artweek

- - "Are People More Important Than Art? A look at community based public art" (April 2001)

- - "Habib Kheradyar at LincReal Art" (October 2000)

- - "Blurring the Boundaries at the San Jose Museum of Art" (July/August 2000)

- - "Conrad Atkinson at Intersection for the Arts" (June 2000)

- - "FarmCity" (September 1998)

- - "’Shining Stars’ at the Pacific Heritage Museum" (March 1998)

- - "Black is a Verb! At WORKS/San Jose" (December 1997)

- - "Brett Reichman ‘On Painting’" (September 1997)

- - "Chris Komater at 509 Cultural Center and Doug Jeck at Dorothy Weiss Gallery" (July 1997)

Speak

- - "the Art of spending the Night" (world section april/may 1998)

- - "Some Kind of Twisted Female Frankenstein Thing" (world section summer 1997)

- - "25 and Under" (photography book review - spring 1997)

Art Issues

- - "San Francisco Fax" (January/February 1997); (September/October 1996); (January/February 1996)

The San Francisco Bay Times (as Artemesia Reiter)

"The Flood of Our Discontent" (September 21, 1995); "Theatrical Landscapes at Morphos" (September 21, 1995) "BITE at the Institute of Contemporary Art" (October 5, 1995); "Liberty Head:Peter Max meets Gorbachov" (October 5, 1995): "At the Edge: The National Association of Artists' Organizations" (October 19, 1995); "Hyper Femmes Fatales at Victoria Room and PUSH!" (November 2, 1995); "Dark Dank Doodles at Jack Hanley Gallery" (November 16, 1995); "Formal Foods at Refusalon and Belcher Studios" (December 14, 1995); "Tendencies: New Art from Mexico City" (January 11, 1996); "Southern Exposure hosts 'Betty Ramirez' and houses '3045'" (January 25, 1996); "Digging Into Our Psyches at Collision and the Luggage Store" (February 22, 1996); "Rigo 96 - Up Close and Personal" (March 21, 1996); "Center for the Arts Urges You to be Transported" (April 4, 1996); "Hunt for Uncommonly Common Treasures in 'Allright, O.K." (May 2, 1996); "Uri Tzaig is 'Homeless' in Berkeley and Considers 'What's it Like to Speak a Lot of English'; at Refusalon" (May 16, 1996); "Samuael Topiary is no FOOL" (June 13, 1996) "Longing for the Sublime: 'Glow' at New Langton Arts and Belonging' at the Luggage Store Market Street Annex" (June 27, 1996); "Tim Hawkinson's Huge Hatchlings and Small Spawns" (September 19, 1996); "D-L Alvarez; Anne Appleby; and Barry McGee Take On the American Landscape at SFMOMA" (October 31, 1996)

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, May 1995

Bachelor of Art, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, May 1989 (Double Major - Studio Art/English)

 

CONTACT

 amy@amyberk.com