CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITION RECORD

Solo and Group

2019
New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival, Depaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL)
Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded); Mercer Union (Toronto, CA), SFU Audain Gallery (Vancouver, CA), Esker Foundation (Calgary, CA)

2018
BELIEVE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (Toronto, CA)
All Power; a Visual Legacy of the Black Panther Party, Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA)
All Power; a Visual Legacy of the Black Panther Party, PCNW (Seattle, WA)
AIPAD (New York, NY)

2017
Topophilia, MEETINGS Festival (Nees, Denmark)

2016
To: Seattle | Subject: Personal, Frye Art Musuem (Seattle, WA)
Neddy Award 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Pivot Art Gallery (Seattle, WA)
Plein Air (Seattle, WA)
Aichi Triennale (Toyohashi, Japan)

2014
Your Feast Has Ended, Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

2013
Moment Magnitude, Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

2012-2014
Blues as Smoke, MOCA (Los Angeles, CA), Whitney Museum (New York, NY), The Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

2012
Onn/Of Festival (Seattle, WA)
Traditions, M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery (Seattle, WA)

2011
Fader Magazine One Step Beyond series, Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)

2010
To Serve and Protect, Pun(c)tuation Gallery (Seattle, WA)

2008
Nocturne, Artistic Jeanius (Chicago, IL) solo show, Transitions, Tall Grass Gallery (Chicago, IL)

2007
Second Anniversary, Gallery Guichard (Chicago, IL)

2006
First Anniversary, Gallery Guichard (Chicago, IL)

2005 – 2006
Festival Sundiata Black Palette Exhibition (Seattle, WA)

2004
Here Amongst Other Places, The Auto Gallery of Seattle (Seattle, WA)


CURATORIAL

2016
Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum, Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

2011, pun(c)tuation (Seattle, WA)

The Sign Show – Jesse Brown, Todd Lown, Zack Rockstead and Kevin Drake

A Face In Time – Mandilla aka Mandy Blouin

Ursa Major and the Slow Decline – Kat Larson

ICONS: Revelations to Revolutions - Keith Murakata

2010, pun(c)tuation (Seattle, WA)

Catch and Release - No Touching Ground

I Human - Matika Wilbur

Searching For Satori - Mike Wagner

Patterns of Renewal - Stacey Rozich,

Cry Me A River - Fankult aka Jay Clark

Seea Meea Weava - Iskandar Syed

To Serve and Protect - Group Show

Lions Disguised As Lambs - Hebru Brantley

From the Bellows - Patric McCoy

2009-10
Beyond the Masks - Curtis R. Barnes, pun(c)tuation (Seattle, WA)

2009
The Shogunate Revisited - I Am and Mike Wagner, pun(c)tuation (Seattle, WA)

2006
Gravity is Too Expensive Hebru Brantley and Christophe Roberts (Chicago, IL)

2004 – 2006
Festival Sundiata Black Palette Exhibition, Seattle Center (Seattle, WA)


FILM & VIDEO

Written & Directed

2017
“When Cats Claw”, unreleased music video for Shabazz Palaces

2016
"La Danse du Cordyceps", independent short film

2015
Earthee” Official Music Video THEESatisfaction

2014 "Sacred", independent short film

2013
"Untold Story", short film with Militia Mali Mob
"Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles) Recollections of the Wraith", short film with The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces)

2011
"Are You…Can You…Were You…(Felt)?", Official video/short film with Shabazz Palaces

 Art Direction, Production Design and Costuming

2015
“Earthee” Official Music Video with THEESatisfaction

2014
"Sacred", independent short film, debut during Your Feast Has Ended, Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

2013
"Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles) Recollections of the Wraith", short film with The Black Constellation  (Shabazz Palaces)

2011
"Are You…Can You…Were You…(Felt)?", Official Music Video with Shabazz Palaces
"Black Up", short film with Shabazz Palaces, Kahlil Joseph, What Matters Most

2010
"100% Off: A Recession Era Romance", feature-length independent film by Shaun Scott
short film for Luke Meier, Vans Syndicate, directed by Kahlil Joseph produced by What Matters Most

2009
"Belhaven Meridian", music video with Shabazz Palaces directed by Kahlil Joseph produced by What Matters Most


SELECT  WRITING & EDITORIAL PROJECTS

Wall text and promotional materials for exhibitions

2016
Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum,
Frye Art Museum

2014
Your Feast Has Ended, Frye Art Museum
The Unicorn Incorporated, Frye Art Museum

2013
Seen, Photographic Center Northwest

 Content Development and Editing

2016
Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph and The Underground Museum, exhibition catalog published by the Frye Art Museum

2014
The Unicorn Incorporated: Curtis R. Barnes exhibition catalog published by the Frye Art Museum

 Web

2016
Porter Ray bio Sub Pop website, 2016

2015
THEESatisfaction essay for “Earthee" album release, SubPop.com, 2015

2010-2012
All text for 2010-2012 Tarboo Look Books 1-3

2010
Shabazz Palaces Website (original) excerpt of Curse Words


PUBLICATIONS

2017
Writer for Quazarz Vs.the Jealous Machines Visualbum (graphic novel), Sub Pop and Fantagraphics

2016
Co-editor and contributing essayist for Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph and The Underground Museum, exhibition catalog published by the Frye Art Museum

2016
Contributing artist for All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, Seattle: Minor Matter Books


PERFORMANCE

2013
"Ode to Octavia part 13: A Sonic and Kinetic Ritual" with The Black Constellation for Moment Magnitude at Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

2011
Fader Magazine, One Step Beyond Series, performance by Shabazz Palaces Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)

2010
The Stranger Genius Awards, onstage performance by Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction (Seattle, WA)


SELECT PUBLIC SPEAKING

2018
Panelist, KEXP, “SubPop 30th Anniversary discussion with Black Constellation”

2017

Panelist, Framer Framed, “Pedagogies of the Opaque (I): Black Schools: Learning for and by Black Futures” curated by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler (Amsterdam, NL)
Discussant, Primary Colours/Couleurs Primaires Gathering, “Traditional is Contemporary is Traditional is…” (Victoria, BC, Canada)

2016
Panelist, Frye Art Museum “Seeing Art: A Multidisciplinary, Critical Discourse On Twenty-First Century Art Practice” in connection with exhibition To: Seattle | Subject: Personal (Seattle, WA)
Guest lecturer Kelowna College (Kelowna, BC, Canada)
Panelist for “The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley” a program in connection with the Seattle Art Museum exhibition The New Republic (Seattle, WA)
Panelist for discussion of Zun Lee: Fade Resistance An Exhibition of Found Polaroids, Wedge Curatorial Projects (Toronto, CA)

2015
Panelist, Conference on Afrofuturism at the New School (New York, NY)

2014
Panelist, “Resurgence of the shaMEN” a program in connection with exhibition Your Feast Has Ended, Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA)


AWARDS & PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2018
Washington State Convention Center Addition commissioned artist

2016
Sue MacMillan artist assistant awardee (Seattle University)

2014
Recipient of the Neddy at Cornish award in the Open Medium category


JUROR/NOMINATOR

2018
Selection Committee for Fremont Ship Canal Bridge Public Art Commission (Seattle, WA)

2013
Selection Committee for James/4th Ave/Cherry Mural (Seattle, WA)


RESIDENCIES

2018
Hangar (Lisbon, PT)

2017
Couleurs Primaires / Primary Colors, (Victoria, BC, Canada)

2016
Indigenous Arts Intensive Summer 2016, University of British Columbia (Kelowna, BC, Canada)