RELICS FOR THE FUTURE, 2022
Curated by jessica snow
JANUARY 8 – MID FEBRUARY, 2022
NIAD ART CENTER, RICHMOND
Relics for the Future takes as its point of departure an imagined future, in which artworks created today might be interpreted in a very different way than they are currently. Will the people of the future look at today’s works of art and assign significance which was entirely unintended? Will they perhaps see our artwork as antidotes to archaic social networks that in fact isolated us more than connected us? Will the artwork of today be seen as our most successful attempts at dialogue with one another — odd idols, reliquaries, mandalas or icons that have transformative power in a society otherwise bereft of such possibility, holding magical properties that we currently assign to the art of the ancients? Are we the last generation of artists who can make use of materials on a planet where resources could very well become unobtainable for most artists? Will they find curious that we still had the capacity to indulge in materials and supplies at the eve of the climate crisis? What will an artwork of the future be like, when artists no longer have the luxury of utilizing scarce resources? In interpreting the artwork of today, what will their art history methodologies tell them about the work we create now? This show is both a playful and serious look at the question of artmaking in our present moment, and the issues that might face artists in a not-very-distant future.
STAY INSPIRED: SHELTER IN PLACE 2020
DECEMBER 10 – JANUARY 30, 2021
DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
The show is the outcome of a project of the same name, which initially began as a single email, sent in mid-March, when we were just starting to understand the scale of the pandemic’s impact on our lives and communities.
DECEMBER 4 – 31, 2020
BWA Gallery, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
Curated by Mark Starel, this international exhibition, COVIMETRY, is a global manifestation of various trends in geometric art (constructive, hard edge, minimal art, op-art, concrete art, non-objective art, discursive geometry and other tendencies), that is aware of its time.
232 artists from 36 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia take part in the exhibition.
Mark Starel is an art professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland, an artist and curator of Visual Arts Institute gallery.
JULY 9 – AUGUST 29, 2020
DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
TIME SHADOW VIDEO 2020
‘Time Shadow’ is an exhibition of recent work by Bernadette Jiyong Frank. Her highly layered compositions are notable for their striking geometric abstraction, effecting a multidimensionality that is both solid and ethereal. Though they exhibit strong formal parallels to natural phenomena, her paintings also move beyond the visual realm to one that can only be experienced with eyes closed.
Inside the studio 2020
In this video, Bernadette Jiyong Frank takes us into her studio where she works on new pieces for her July/August 2020 solo exhibition, “Time Shadow.” Watch as she glazes, sands and builds hundreds of layers of paint onto the surface of her panels. The result is striking geometric abstractions that are both solid and ethereal.
MIGRANT | SOLO EXHIBITION | 2018
BAIT AL SALMANIYA CULTURAL CENTER, MANAMA, BAHRAIN
ART IN EMBASSIES, BAHRAIN 2018
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
US Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Siberell, a native Californian from Hillsborough, graciously invited me to participate in the Cultural Exchange Program through the Art in Embassies. My husband, Goetz, who is an architect, was also invited to give a lecture on sustainability in architecture in the US.
Art in Embassies has provided us with an incredible opportunity to connect and exchange with Bahrainis through art: I held 5 workshops where I taught water color to high school and university art students as well as to emerging artists. The Embassy also partnered with Bait Al Salmaniya Cultural Center to exhibit my recent oil paintings for a month. These paintings were also showcased at the Ambassador’s home for a warm welcoming reception with Bahraini artists, educators and business representatives.
GALERIE BEATE BERNDT, AUGSBURG, GERMANY
SPACES IN BETWEEN, SOLO EXHIBITION 2015
MELISSA MORGAN FINE ART, PALM DESERT, CA
LANDSCAPE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE LANDSCAPE! 2014
GENSLER, SAN FRANCISCO