KERRY VANDER MEER

email: kerryv@pacbell.net
website:www.kerryvandermeer.com


EDUCATION

1990    M.F.A., Mills College, Oakland, CA
1977    B.A., San Francisco State University, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Kerry Vander Meer New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014
Syzygy, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013
In the Grid, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012
Kerry Vander Meer, San Francisco Museum of Art Café, San Francisco, CA
Red in the Interlude, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011
The Space Between, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2010
Traces: New Works by Kerry Vander Meer, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Kerry Vander Meer: Recent Paintings, 550 California Street, San Francisco, CA
Kerry Vander Meer: Works on Paper, 199 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA
2009 Kerry Vander Meer: New Work, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2009 Clusters, Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA
2007 Kerry Vander Meer, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
2005 Kerry Vander Meer: New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Cafe, San Francisco, CA
2003 Bones of Eire, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Hardly There, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
Kerry Vander Meer: New Work,van de Griff/Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Hardly There, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Ultimately Perfect II,  performance, The Oliver Art Center, CA College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1993 Ultimately Perfect, California Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA
1991 Installation, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
1990 Kerry Vander Meer, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Introductions 1990, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986 Openings,Judith Litvich Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1985 Atlantillian Images, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
1981 En Pointe, Concourse Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
The Dance, Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA.   N.E.A. Project Grant Recipient

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2016

G.L.U.E. Presents:What Becomes Home, Bridge-maker Arts, , CA

 

Forma Natura, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA

The Map is not the Territory: Parallel Patterns-Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Glass Slipper to Glass Ceiling, 20th Reunion Exhibit of The Beauty Project, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

A Common Thread OAKLAND, A Collaboration with Robert Strati and Valerie Garry, M20 Gallery, Oakland CA

  Winter Group Exhibition, Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA
Small Works: cash-n-cArry, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
ICA Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2014 Flora and Fauna, San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon, CA
  Upstairs Gallery Group Show, Hammerfriar, Healdsburg, CA
  Art From the Heart, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
  Transformation of Connectivity, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013 Cullowhee Mountain Arts Faculty Invitational, Fine Art Museum Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
The Map is not the Territory: Parallel Patterns-Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish, The Jerusaleum Fund Gallery, Washington D.C
Small Works: Delectable and Collectable, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 XX: Women, Art & Science,, Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, Morage, CA
The Back Room, Jay Jay Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Michigan, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Terrain, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Kalassal, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2011 Less than Large, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
You Can't Make Art by Making Art, Chandra Cerritos Gallery, Oakland, CA
2010
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Introductions 2010, Seattle Arts Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Exploring Contemporary Printmaking, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, San Rafael, CA Juried by Karin Breuer, Curator,
Achenback Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
 
ICA Monotype Marathon 2010, ICA, San Jose, CA
  Collect, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2009 Art That Embraces an Ecological Ethic, Work by Four Eco Artists: Erica Fielder, Robin Lasser, Virginia Stears, & Kerry Vander Meer, Partners Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA
2008 Winter Exhibition, Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA
Red Dot Art Fair, London, England
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York
  The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces,  Dairy Center for the Arts,  Boulder, Colorado; Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; University of  Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Connecticut-Groton; East Indiana University-Richmond; California State University-Dominguez Hills.
  May Show , Soho Myriad, Altanta Georgia
2007 Three Dimensions: Eight Sculptors, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
 
Common Threads, Fresh Paint, Los Angeles, CA
  Material Culture Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College,  Cupertino, CA
  Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
  Inaugural Group Exhibition, Issa Galleria, Houma, LA
  2x 2 Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
  ICA's 27th Annual Fall Auction, Institute of Contemporary Art, San  Jose, CA
2006 Hair Dialogue - An Installation Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  Hair Raising, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  New Lines: Drawn, Stitched and Sculpted, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
  Happiness for all the Artists, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
  Drawn, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
  Spring Gallery, The New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
2005 Lines & Curves, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Eco-visions, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA
2004 Day of the Dead, Museum of Art, Mazatlan, Mexico
Vital Visionaries: Artists Respond to the Environmental Crisis, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Inner Workings, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
Contemporary Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA
2003 Revealing Influences: Conversations with Bay Area Artists, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle, J. Wayne Stark University Ctr. Galleries, College Station, TX 
2002 Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY
2001 The Art of Collecting, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Woven Vessels and Sculptures from the Collection of Karen and Robert Duncan
  Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney NE
WEAD Eco-Art=eco-activism, John F. Kennedy University Arts Annex, Berkeley, CA
An Art Odyssey, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2000 Now What? Reflections on the past 100 years, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, WA
Four Montalvo Artists Reflect on Organic Forms, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
Fall Auction,San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA  juried by Todd Hosfelt
1999 Natural Selection,  San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Needle Art , Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Eccentric Structures,Works, San Jose, CA (4 person exhibit)
In Time and Eye, Society  for Ecological Restoration International Conference, S. F., CA
1998  Labyrinth: A Day of the Dead, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Sculptors IV:  Abstraction, Oakland Museum Sculpture Court, Oakland, CA
1997 Scene-Unseen, Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales, NM Juried by Lucy Lippard Award
Yosemite Renaissance XII,   Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite, CA & traveling Award
1996 Translucency, Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
1995 Old Growth, Raw Space Gallery, ARC, Chicago, Illinois
Apartment Store, Exit Art, New York, NY
1994 Mirror, Mirror. Gender Roles and Historical Significance of Beauty,The Oliver Art Center, 
  C. C. A. C., Oakland, CA
Measuring Up, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Art As a Forum For Social Change, Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco State University
1993 1920 The Subtlety of Subversion, The Continuitey of Intervention, Exit Art, New York, NY
Beauty, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, NM
1992  Regeneration, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Marin Arts Council Sculpture Grantees,  Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1991 Art & Trends,Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., juried by Barbara Haskell, Curator, Whitney Museum: Award
1990 M.F.A. Exhibition, Mills College, Oakland, CA

GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2014  Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Recipient, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA
2001  Artist in Residence, Foundation Valpariso, Spain
2000  Artist in Residence, Millay Colony, Austerlitz, New York
1997  Artist in Residence, Cill Railaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
1995  Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo, Santa Clara, CA
1991  Visual Arts Grant in Sculpture, Marin Arts Council, Marin County, CA
1990  Departmental Assistantship & Residence Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2001-present   Board Member, WEAD Women's Environmental Art Directory
1993-2007   Instructor, Creative Growth Art Center, Pleasant Valley Adult School, Oakland, CA
1996-00    Artist in Residence, Community Economic Development Agency, City of Oakland,CA
1998          Panelist, "Art and Environment", W.C.A. Conference, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1993-97    Board Member, Secession Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995-96    Instructor, California Summer School for the Arts, Cal Arts, Valencia,CA
1991-95    Instructor, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1991          Instructor, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
1990          Instructor, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1980-83   Co-Founder & Executive Director, Public Art Works, San Rafael, CA

REVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA (selected)

2015    Ari, Daniel,North Fork Press, "On Way to Ask"   

2015    Heath, Jennifer, Baksun Books and Arts "The Map Is Not The Territory,":Parellel Paths-Palestinians,Native Americans, Irish

2012    Moos, Kristi, Poecology Online Magazine Issue 2, Featured Cover Artist, August
2012    Cheng, DeWitt, Artillery Magazine,"You Can't Make Art by Making Art", March
2011    Cheng, DeWitt, The East Bay Express, "Co-Options: Compare and Contrast at Mercury 20", November
2011    Cheng, DeWitt, The East Bay Express, "Co-Options", Oct. 19-35
2006   NBC Channel 11, News interview by Bob Redell on "Hair Raising" show at San Jose ICA Jan 23
             KGO, Channel 7 (ABC) "What's Hot", film on Hair Raising Show, Feb.
             Michael S. Gant, Metro Active, "Threads of Memory: Human Hair Connects the Generations at SJICA"
             Anastasia Hendrix, S.F. Chronicle, "Tressed Out: Art of the top of our Heads", Jan. 15
2003   Cash, Stephanie, Art in America, "Report From San Francisco: Surviving and Thriving", November
            Alison Bing, Artweek, “Craft: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?” November
             A Report “Revealing Influences, Museum of Craft and Folk Art Conversations with Bay Area Artists”, October
2002   Thompson, Sandy, Artweek, "Mary Mountcastle Eubank, Zea Morvita and Kerry Vander Meer...," June
2001   Rohan, Theres, "The Gallery at Villa Montalvo: Selected Exhibitions from 1996 through 2000
1999   Cebulski, Frank, Artweek, "Essential Structures at Works/San Jose"
             Thym, Jolene, The Oakland Tribune, "Come Visit Frog Pad at Hang Gallery",  July 16
             Ruttenberg, Danya, The Express, "Over There",  July 2
             San Francisco Focus, "Happenings", July
1998   Thym, Jolene, Oakland Tribune, "Sculpture Court Shows off its Eclectic Collection", July 3
1997   Spotlight Sentinel, "Beneath the Surface "Translucency" Explores the Unknown", March
1996   Hull Webster, Mary, Artweek,  "Manipulated Desires", July 21
             Ginley, Jacqueline, West County Times, "Art in Pursuit of Beauty", Sept. 27
1993   Cotter, Holland, The New York Times  "Group Show  with Feminist Message", April. 16
1991   Conway, R., Diablo Valley College Enquirer  "Vander Meer Art Fluid in Form",
1990   The New Fillmore  "On the Wall and Off the Wall ", July
1989   Talley, Charles, Artweek  "Plateaus of Invention",  March 18
1985   Fiberarts Magazine  "Public Fiber: Looking at the Logistics", interview by J. Koplos, Jan.

(selected)

Sonoma State University Art Collection,Rohnert Park, CA
San Francisco Art Commission Collection, San Francisco, CA, 2011 and 2012
Alameda County Art Collection, Alameda County, CA
Oakland Museum Permanent Collection, Oakland, CA
BankAmerica Corporation Art Collection, San Francisco, CA
Imagery Winery Glen Allen, CA
Cill Railaig Art Collection, Ballenskelligs, Ireland
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Baltimore Federal Savings &Loan Association, Baltimore, MD
nextmonet. com, San Francisco, CA
e-Bay, San Jose, CA
Cindy Sherman, New York, N.Y.
Neiman-Marcus, Copley Place, Boston, MA
Foundation Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain


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